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How to Handle Freak Weather on Your Wedding Day

Posted by Alexandra on Sep 09, 2013

You’ve spent months planning every detail of your big day, so don’t let a little unexpected weather stand in the way. Here are a few tricks up to keep up your sleeve in in case of a less-than-ideal forecast.

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Offer favors that double as cool-down methods – personal fans and parasols are popular options for thanking your guests and keeping them cool during warm weather ceremonies.

Wear melt-proof makeup – luckily there are plenty of makeup products specifically formulated to hold up to sweat and humidity. Consult with your makeup artist ahead of time and test out some options to find what works best for you.

Keep everyone hydrated – when you’re working with high temperatures,  it’s especially important to keep the ice-cold, non-alcoholic beverages flowing. Infuse ice water with cucumber, lemon or mint for a perfectly refreshing pick-me-up.

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Music and dancing is a big part of most wedding celebrations, but more and more couples are providing other activities to entertain guests of all ages during the reception. Here are a few of our favorite ideas:

1. Piñata

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Photo: Kaylan Buteyn Photography

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Which Type Of Summer Rehearsal Dinner Are You Having?

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 10, 2013

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What’s not to love about a low-key rehearsal dinner? Immediate family, out-of-town guests and of course, bridesmaids, groomsmen and flower girls or ring bearers gather after the ceremony run-through to eat, drink and toast to the future newlyweds. It’s quality time spend with those loved ones, who you most likely won’t have enough time to hold long conversations with during the reception and a way to mellow out any pre-wedding jitters you may have.

Kick off the weekend with our favorite summer cocktails and appetizers and end the outdoor picnic with one of these regional comfort foods below.

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10 Gorgeous Sparkler Send-Offs

Posted by Kim on Jul 05, 2013

To get you geared up for the holiday weekend, we wanted to share some of our favorite sparkler send-offs from recent real weddings. It’s a great nod to the Fourth that makes a fun and exciting ending to a celebration at any time of the year. And photos of sparkler send-offs are always among our favorites! Here are a few gorgeous sparkler images to inspire you. Have a great weekend!

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Bridal Shower Picnic Style Shoot in North Carolina

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 14, 2013

We often forget about the events leading up to the wedding, especially the bridal shower. Why? Because you’re not supposed to plan it! You get to be the guest of honor as your closest female friends and family gather to girl-talk, eat and lavish you with gifts. Lately though, brides have been steering away from the age-old tradition and choosing their own steal-worthy theme. We love how this bridal shower is an interactive picnic. Guests were able to pick their blanket to sit on and basket to place their food in. It almost makes us want to take a trip down the rabbit hole from Alice in Wonderland. Grab a cup of tea, point your pinky and join this charming celebration:

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