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Wedding Traditions with a Twist

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 23, 2014

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While we’re all about respecting wedding traditions here at WeddingWire, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to put your own spin on things. From hosting the cocktail hour before the ceremony, to having both parents walk you down the aisle (not just Dad!), there are many ways to change up these age-old traditions. WeddingWire FallBook 2014 gives you 14 wedding traditions with a twist to make your nuptials uniquely you!

Periwinkle Summer Beach Wedding in Delaware

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 22, 2014

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 Christa and Adam were married on the beach at the Henlopen Hotel in Rehoboth Beach, Del. on July 5. The bride looked radiant in a one-shoulder sheath gown with her hair in a partial updo. She carried a bouquet of baby’s breath, hydrangeas, and alstroemerias. Her ‘maids donned short, periwinkle dresses and carried baby’s breath bouquets. The groom looked dapper in gray dress pants and a matching vest. He sported a purple and blue checkered plaid tie. His groomsmen wore gray dress pants, suspenders, and periwinkle ties. The intimate crowd of family and friends gathered on the beach to watch Christa and Adam exchange vows in front of a white arch decorated with flowers. Glass bubble terrariums filled with sand and hydrangeas served as aisle markers, and guests sat in white folding chairs. They blew bubbles at the couple as they recessed down the aisle! A reception followed at the hotel where guests enjoyed passed appetizers and champagne during the cocktail hour, followed by a delicious dinner. The reception included sand-filled candles, lanterns, and sea glass, among other beach-themed decor. The personalized napkins had the phrase “Eat Drink Celebrate” printed on them, and guests enjoyed a tier of sugar-coated brownies for dessert. The seaside day was full of love and lifelong memories were created.

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Photography: Kirsten Smith Photography | Venue: Henlopen Hotel

Playing With Color

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 22, 2014

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Just because your dress is white doesn’t mean you should abandon all color. WeddingWire’s FallBook 2014 has found 48 fabulous jewel-toned accessories for you to rock on your big day. Whether you want sapphire or blush, shoes or perfume, check out these wedding day extras!

Elegant Summer Rustic Barn Wedding in Virginia

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 19, 2014

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Crystal and Drew were married at The Vintager Inn in New Kent, Va. on August 2. “The whole ambiance of the venue is very laid back, yet elegant, which is really what made us say yes to the venue,” Crystal explained. “We ultimately wanted a venue that reflected our relationship and personalities.” The bride looked lovely in a strapless lace fitted gown with a bejeweled belt. She styled her hair in loose waves and carried a romantic bouquet of pink garden roses, white amaryllis, and greenery. Her ‘maids donned short mint-colored v-neck dresses. The groom and his men wore tan three-piece suits and mint bow ties. Crystal and Drew tied the knot in the elegant barn in front of their 110 guests. There were various games set up on the lawn outside, from corn hole to life-size Jenga (which was made by the bride’s father and step-mother). At the reception, family and friends dined at round tables with white linens in the elegant barn. Each table featured floral mason jar centerpieces and gold candles. After dinner guests indulged in a variety of cupcake flavors such as key lime pie, red velvet, and apple pie. Yum! Crystal and Drew shared a special moment near the end of the reception. “We chose to have our guests exit the reception to prepare for the sparkler exit outside,” Crystal said. “As guests left the reception barn, Drew and I shared one last dance together, just the two of us. The moment was so perfect because we finally had the chance to reflect on our perfect day.” Talk about a heart-warming ending to their wedding day. Crystal recommends that engaged couples try to keep their big day in perspective. “If particular events on your wedding day do not play out exactly how you expected, relax and take a moment to really ask yourself if it will matter when you look back at it 10 years from now.”

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Photography: Audrey Rose Photography | Venue: The Vintager Inn | Dress Designer: Galina at David’s Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Jewelry: Versona | Hair & Makeup: Andra Rosenberg at Salon Vivace | Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Rentals: ABZ Rentals | Flowers: Jeff’s Flowers | Cake: Frostings Bake Shop |  DJ: DJ Chuck Wills | Catering: Country Grill | Officiant: Joe Marks | Invitations: Etsy | Ceremony Musicians: Sam Hayes

Bridal Style Matrix

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 19, 2014

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The initial stages of wedding dress shopping can be totally overwhelming, especially if you don’t know exactly what you want. Lucky for you, WeddingWire’s FallBook 2014 put together a diagram to help you figure it out. Whether your wedding style is more casual and modern, or traditional and formal, our bridal style matrix has the perfect fit for you. Happy shopping!

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