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See the full gallery button1, real weddings Kasia and Paul were married at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, Calif. on March 10. “The venue is an old western movie lot from the 20′s, and it is still being used to this day for TV and films,” Kasia explained. How cool to be able to say you were married on a movie set?  Kasia looked fabulous in a strapless fit ‘n flare gown featuring a textured floral design on the skirt and bodice.  She wore her hair in a curly partial updo and carried a bouquet of blue and purple hydrangeas with baby’s breath.  Her ‘maids stunned in floor-length strapless gowns in various shades of purple. The groom donned a dark gray suit three-piece suit, while his groomsmen were clad in a lighter gray three-piece suit. “What made this place even more special for us was this amazing tree we fell in love with,” Kasia said. “The tree has two big trunks that meet that the base to form one massive tree, and I thought it was the perfect tree to get married in front of.” And marry they did, in front of 130 friends and family members, who sat on white folding chairs as the pair exchanged vows. After the ceremony guests grabbed drinks such as beer and soda out of tin buckets, and drank juice from decorated beverage dispensers. Luggage tags guided family and friends to their seats, which were long banquet tables covered in white linens with floral centerpieces and burlap silverware holders. Floral mason jars hung from overhead in the reception space. “I collected about 280 mason jars and primed and painted all of them,” Kasia said. “The reception space was extremely dark brown and needed brightening. The jars added a touch of elegance to this rustic space.”  Guests dined on classic barbecue fare, complete with mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese. There were plenty of desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth, from donuts to cookies with the couples’ photo on it, there was something for everyone. There was a traditional cake as well, which was adorned with edible purple and blue flowers. Kasia had so much fun crafting for her wedding, she and her sister-in-law started their own vintage event rental and event planning business, The Wedding Sparks. Kasia’s favorite moment of the day was when she and Paul went off with their photographer to take photos after the ceremony. “We walked around the beautiful property and exchanged huge smiles at each other. It was like a big sigh of relief mixed with a ton of happiness at the same time.”

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Photography: Jason Burns Photography | Bride’s Dress: Watters | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Makeup Artist: Infinite Beauty by Alyssa Lazo | Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | DJ: EAE Entertainment | Hair Stylist: Rita Fellers | Venue: Paramount Ranch | Officiant: Father Murphy | Rentals: American Rentals | Catering: Woodranch Bar & Grille | Cake: Giron Catering

6 Ways To Plan Your Wedding From Your Phone

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 29, 2014

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Photo by Brittany Graham Photography

In our tech-reliant society, it’s possible to do just about anything from our phones. From shopping to talking face-to-face with someone thousands of miles away, everything is possible! So why not plan your special day right from the palm of your hands? With these 6 ways to plan a wedding from your phone, you’ll never need to use a computer for wedding planning again!

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Cori and Kyle were married at Rugby Grange in Fletcher, N.C. on June 14. Cori’s background in architecture and design played a large part in the choice of location. “I fell in love with the house,” Cori said. “I have a special place in my heart for old homes…there was so much detail, and character, and just an overall warmth about it. The house actually sits on about 300 acres of old growth forests, so it felt secluded and intimate, which is what we wanted.” The bride stunned in a strapless lace embroided gown with an asymmetrical mermaid skirt and floral sash. She wore her hair in an updo adorned with a flower. She carried a bouquet of white blooms and greenery. Her ‘maids opted for floor-length strapless gowns in various shades of gray and slate blue. The groom and his men looked handsome in black suits. The groom separated himself from the bunch by wearing a gray tie instead of black. “My husband and I wanted to pray together before the ceremony,” Cori said.”This was really important to us and helped us get some jitters out! It was such a special moment with just he and I.” The 140 guests gathered outside the house to watch Cori and Kyle tie the knot. Cori’s bouquet had a few special momentos that she carried down the aisle. “I had pictures of three of my Grandmothers and my nephew attached to my bouquet,” Cori said.”They have all passed away, and this was just something sentimental to me to have them there on our special day.” A reception was held under a white tent following the ceremony. Guests enjoyed dinner, dancing, and lawn games such as corn hole. There were even bubbles and other trinkets for guests of the younger age to enjoy. The couple offered a display of various cakes, including white and chocolate frosted. Cori hopes that other couples have as much fun during the planning process as she did. “I really tried to not stress, and to enjoy the wedding planning process. It is such a special and exciting time, and you should take time to enjoy it!”


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Photography: | Bride’s Dress: The Poinsett Bride | Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank,/span> | Flowers: Flora | Catering: Dining Innovations | Cake: Kim Aasland at Asheville Country Club | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | DJ: Mitch Fortune Productions | Venue: Rugby Grange | Event Planner: M&J Events

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Austin brides, here’s an event just for you! Join WeddingWire and Stella & Dot at the WeddingWire Social Austin on Monday, September 29th from 6 to 8 p.m at the W Austin. You’ll learn about the latest in wedding fashion trends and accessories with WeddingWire Fashion Editor Sarah Zlotnick and Stella & Dot Star Stylist Whitney Fields, and mix and mingle with local Austin couples. And of course, there will be complimentary cocktails and snacks to enjoy!

Attendees can enjoy 50% off all Stella & Dot jewelry when they spend $50 or more, and have the chance to win some amazing prizes, from a Kindle Fire HD 6, Stella & Dot jewelry, and a $150 AWAY Spa gift card.

Want to join the fun? The event is free, but we recommend registering in advance. Visit the WeddingWire Social Austin page to learn more about this fun event and to register.

You Asked, We Answered: Guests Who Don’t Get Along

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 26, 2014

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Over the next few weeks, our very own WeddingWire editors will be providing answers to those tough etiquette questions that Facebook followers might not know how to address. Fourth up, Courtney asks: “I have people that refuse to be in the same room, but I love them all. Do I invite them all and tell them so they can decide or pick and choose who [will come]? They are all expecting to be there.” Find out the answer here.

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