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Real Weddings From This Week {April 24, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 24, 2015

In addition, our Real Weddings Editor is also busy featuring cute couples for our photo galleries! Each week, she’ll be sharing her favorite real weddings on Fridays at noon. Check out this round-up below:

Eclectic Edmonton Park Wedding – Kirk and Ryan were married at Fort Edmonton Park in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on September 12.  “It was a very intimate wedding, and it had a very cozy, rustic feel,” he said. “We walked in, and the space just felt comfortable. We knew it wouldn’t require much decoration because it was so interesting by itself.”

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Photo: Lauren Hannah Photography

Gorgeous California Garden Wedding – Zarina and Andy were married at a private residence in Pasadena, Calif. on October 19. How adorable is it that she could not help but smile as he read his vows?

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Photo: Melvin Gilbert Photography

Pretty Pink Sonoma Country Club Wedding – Brittany and David were married at Sonoma Golf Club in Sonoma, Calif. on May 31. Bridesmaids carried bouquets with our favorite seasonal bloom — peonies!

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Photo: Megan Clouse Photography

Harborside California Restaurant Wedding – Hannah and Johny were married in a ceremony at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church followed by a reception at Harborside Restaurant in Newport Beach, Calif. on October 11. Fun fact: They wed in the same church the bride’s parents did! “We knew that it would be a special moment for my family since my dad passed away when I was a kid,” she said.

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Photo: Brittanee Taylor Photography

Rustic Tennessee Farm Wedding – Lauren and John were married at Tennessee RiverPlace in Chattanooga, Tenn. on September 20. The newlyweds’ best advice? “Use your vendors!” she said. “Give them a guide for what you expect, but remember, you are paying for a reason. Let them use their talent, and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.”

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Photo: Alex Bee Photo

Top Wedding Ideas From This Week {April 22, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 22, 2015

Are you in need of some wedding inspiration this hump day? Our Editorial Team is busy writing content for our newly-launched Ideas Section! Each week, they’ll share their favorite articles and slideshows on Wednesdays at noon. Check out this round-up below:

10 Wedding Flowers You’ve Never Heard Of –  Sure, the spotlight is always on peonies, garden roses, and dahlias, but what about those that are under-the-radar?

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Photo: Jenny DeMarco Photography

5 Stress-Free Recipes To Make Before Your Wedding Day – Don’t add anymore stress (than necessary) before you wedding day. Try making these delicious dinner recipes that are even easier to clean up!

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10 Photos That Prove Rain On Your Wedding Day Isn’t The Worst Thing – You can’t control the weather, especially when it rains! And it’s supposedly good luck. Grab some umbrellas, rain boots, and you’re ready to go.

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Photo courtesy of: The Graceful Host

15 Spring Bridesmaid Dresses We Love - Spring calls for seasonally-appropriate hues such as pastels. Let your bridesmaids shine wearing these flowy frocks.

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Photo: Katelyn James Photography

Can We Guess Your Engagement Ring Style? Let’s see if we can guess which piece of bling your boy toy gave you. Take the quiz!

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Photo: Spencer Studios 

Real Weddings From This Week {April 17, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 17, 2015

In addition, our Real Weddings Editor is also busy featuring cute couples for our photo galleries! Each week, she’ll be sharing her favorite real weddings on Fridays at noon. Check out this round-up below:

Relaxed New Mexico Ranch Wedding - Camille and Naiya were married at The Dreamcatcher Retreat Center in Santa Fe, N.M. on June 13. Fun fact: They were married in the middle of the 50-foot-long labyrinth under the light of a full moon. Spooky, right?

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Photo: Tony Gambino Photography

Seaside Nova Scotia Backyard Wedding - Kelly and David were married at The Captain’s House in Chester, Nova Scotia on September 27. “Our theme was inspired by our setting, a 200-year-old mansion on the sea, blue, tan, gray, and white,” he said.

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Photo: One Blue Fish Photography

Multicultural Washington DC Hotel Wedding  – Sara and Steven were married at Hotel Monaco in Washington, DC on September 6. “Steven and I have both have very diverse cultural backgrounds,” she said. “We had already completed a traditional Hindu ceremony months prior, but it was so important to me to do the traditional Persian ceremony called the Sofreh.”

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Photo: Love Life Images 

Mountaintop Colorado Deck Wedding – Liz and Chad were married at The Little Nell in Aspen, Colo. on August 23. “As we were walking back up the aisle . . . the clouds parted and the sun came out for the very first time all day,” she said. “It was as if our loved ones that couldn’t be there in person were smiling down on us. It was absolutely a goosebumps moment!”

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Photo: Robin Proctor Photography

Fabulous Indiana Farm Wedding - Heather and Gabe were married at the Kelley Agricultural Historical Museum in Sharpsville, Ind. on May 10. In lieu of a traditional unity ceremony such as a candle or sand, they opted for each guest to hold their rings for a “warming” moment.

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Photo: Jessika Feltz Photography

Top Wedding Ideas From This Week {April 15th, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 15, 2015

Are you in need of some wedding inspiration this hump day? Our Editorial Team is busy writing content for our newly-launched Ideas Section! Each week, they’ll share their favorite articles and slideshows on Wednesdays at noon. Check out this round-up below:

15 Popular Wedding Centerpiece Vessels – Low pan vases, bell jars, hurricane vases, ginger jars, troughs, and pots — these are just a few of the most popular types of wedding centerpieces, which come in all different shapes, heights, and styles.

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Photo: Chicago Wedding Photographers

21 Ways To Have Cheese At Your Wedding - Are you foodie fanatic couple for cheese? Then, opt to incorporate it throughout your ceremony, cocktail, and reception.

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Photo courtesy of Park Avenue Catering

14 Signs Wedding Planning Is Taking Over Your Life – Don’t let wedding planning get the best of you! Find out if it’s taking up too much of your time.

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Photo: Myrian Peery Photography

Marriage Laws By State – This ultimate wedding marriage law guide will help you find out what your specific state requires such as US citizenship, age, license expiration time, and waiting period time.

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The Top 5 Grooms’ Questions – Answered! – Get all the answers you need for those common questions. You might be pleasantly surprised!

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Photo: Kristen Wynn Photography

Real Weddings From This Week {April 10, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 10, 2015

In addition, our Real Weddings Editor is also busy featuring cute couples for our photo galleries! Each week, she’ll be sharing her favorite real weddings on Fridays at noon. Check out this round-up below:

Preppy Connecticut Winery Wedding – Sarah and Doug were married in a ceremony at Harkness Chapel followed by a reception at Jonathan Edwards Winery on July 12. The couple performed their first dance underneath a sea of orange, yellow, and white paper lanterns hung from a sailcloth tent’s ceiling.

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Photo: Anna Sawin Photography

Hip Charleston Hotel Wedding – Jackie and Matt were married in a ceremony at St. Mary’s of the Annunciation Catholic Church followed by a reception at Mills House Hotel on October 4. The theme was “old Charleston charm,” she said. “We wanted to somehow create an intimate feeling even though there was over 200 people.” Bonus: Not one wedding cake, but three!

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Photo: Riverland Studios

Lakeside North Carolina Lodge Wedding – Sara and Tyler were married at Lake Eden on August 30. The bride gifted her best gal pals matching racerback tank tops and shorts as getting-ready outfits.

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Photo: Amber Hatley Photography

Ethereal Montana Estate Wedding –  Molly and Brandon wee married at BruMar Estate on July 19. Fun facts: The bride ordered her wedding gown off Etsy, and during cocktail hour, signature drinks such as “Freckle Juice” and “B’s Knees” were served!

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Photo: Marianne Wiest Photography

Offbeat Indiana Orchard Wedding – April and Jeremy were married at County Line Orchard on June 1. “Our history with this venue is what made it so special to us,” she said. “We had gone there on our nine-month anniversary (of dating) and gone back every year since.”

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Photo: Abbey Grim Photography

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