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16 Festive Fall Wedding Guest Dresses Under $150

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 09, 2014

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Photos (from left to right): It Takes Two to Tranquil Dress, $95 at ModCloth and Posh at the Part Dress, $135 at ModCloth

Still have a few weddings left in this year’s circuit? Our Fashion Editor knows you do, so that’s why she’s officially telling you to swap out those breezy dresses for something a little more substanial. Check out the round-up of affordable (under $150) frocks full of playful patterns in deep hues perfect for any upcoming fall nuptials.

Rustic Countryside Summer Barn Wedding in Maryland

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 08, 2014

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Liesl and Scott were married at the Union Mills Homestead in Westminster, Md. on September 7. The one thing about the venue that made them know it was the one — “the GORGEOUS barn and stream,” Liesl said. The bride wore a strapless sweetheart satin a-line wedding gown with a sash, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, while the groom wore a tan vest and pans with a white button-up shirt and tie. Bridesmaids wore mix ‘n’ matched short dresses in neutral colors and carried bouquets of roses, hydrangeas, baby’s breath, and stephanotis. Guests were greeted with a sign that said, “You may sit on either side. We’re all family when the knot is tied” and ceremony programs that also served double-duty as fans.  The outdoor ceremony began with the processional, of course, but there was the cutest ringer bearer ever, who rode in a little wagon down the aisle. The couple even wrote their own vows! Cocktails, dinner, and dancing followed inside the barn. Tables were decorated with wine bottle centerpieces, wooden numbers, and cork place cards. Paper lanters and twinkling string lights hung from above. “There was the most EPIC Irish flash mob with my sisters, mom, cousins, and grandmom in the middle of the dance floor,” she said. “It was such a great memory for my family and I.” A three-tiered cake topped with two little birdies was served as dessert, and homemade apple butter jars were passed out as favors-to-go. The newlyweds’ best advice? “Even in the most stressful moments, don’t lose sight that the wedding is about the two of you as a couple getting married and becoming your own,” Liesl said. “In the end, all the details and planning will work itself out (and even if they don’t, oh well!). Just focus on each other and creating a beautiful foundation for your marriage and new life together.”

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Vendors:

Photography: Frozen in Time Photography by Angie | Videography: William Doreschoer | Venue: Union Mills Homestead | Dress Store: Renaissance Bridal | Floral Designer: Mary-Ruth Chapin | Caterer: Kountry Kafe and Katering | Cake: SugarBakers Cakes | DJ: Adam Fabiano | Signs: Sweet Carolina Collective 

We’re Off To Fall New York Bridal Fashion Week!

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 08, 2014

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Hip hip hooray! Fall Bridal Fashion Week starts TODAY in New York City. Our Editorial Team can barely contain their excitement to see the newest (latest and greatest) wedding, bridesmaid, and accessories collections fresh-off-the-runways. (Not sure what it exactly is? Read our easy-to-understand primer). Of course, they will be documenting almost everything in real time, so be sure all you newly-engaged ladies are following along. Join us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and an added bonus WedStyle, WeddingWire’s inspiration app! Plus, our dedicated Bridal Market Landing Page will be filled to the brim with prettiness in a matter of no time.

Bright Pink Summer Garden Wedding in Florida

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 07, 2014

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Amber and Austin were married at JJ Talboot Law Office in Pensacola, Fla. on June 7. The bride wore a lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with straps, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, while the groom wore a dark gray three-piece suit, accessorized with a matching black tie and pocket square. Bridesmaids wore long blush satin dresses with various necklines, including one-shoulder and halter and carried bouquets of peonies, ranunculuses, anemones, lilies, and veronicas. Fun fact: All the accessories came from Dubai! Even the peep-toe high heels. Guests were greeted with a chalkboard sign that said, “Welcome! We are so excited you are here to celebrate with us!” The outdoor ceremony took place in the garden, but more importantly, the childhood military couple sealed their vows with a kiss underneath a wooden pergola hung with a single crystal chandelier. Cocktail hour began with lots of chilled signature beverages — Southern Magnolia and Orange Bourbon Mojito — complete with mason jars and polka dot and striped straws. Pictures were also taken and uploaded to Instagram with the hashtag #duronthewedding. In lieu of a traditional guestbook, words of wisdom were written on keys. Better yet, they also played the newlyweds’ shoe game. Questions such as “Who is the better driver?” and “Whis is louder of the two?” were asked. Dinner was served on long banquet tables decorated with doily runners, trailing centerpieces, lanterns, and votive candles, a candy buffet was filled to the brim with sweets, and at the end of the night, a sea of sparklers were lit.

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Vendors:

Photography: Alena Bakutis Photography | Venue: JJ Talbott Law Office | Event Planner: Carrie Talbott | Dress Designer: Pronovias | Bridesmaid Dresses: Coralie Beatrix | Floral Designer: Celebrations Florist | Officiant: Roger McGraw | Caterer: Classic City Catering | Cake: Creative Confection by Betty Weber | Groom’s Cake: Sweet Creations 

Post sponsored by the Wedding Salon

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If you’re getting married in the Chicago or New York areas, the Wedding Salon is hosting two must-attend luxury bridal showcases that will help you kick-start your wedding planning.

Chicago: The Wedding Salon showcase will be held on Monday, October 13th, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the InterContinental Chicago. You’ll find great resources for planning your wedding, including:

  • Cake tastings and cocktails
  • Makeovers by The Beauty Crew and Blink Mobile Spa
  • Manicure by ManiCube
  • Gown and men’s formalwear previews by Jenny Yoo and Alton Lane
  • Destination wedding and honeymoon experts from Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings, Aruba, Tahiti, Mexico and Puerto Rico
  • Honeymoon giveaways
  • Inspiring reception décor ideas
  • Luxe goody bags with products from Essie, Supersmile, Rosebud Perfume Company, and more    

New York: The New York Wedding Salon showcase is on Monday, November 17, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Metropolitan Pavilion. Here’s just a few of the highlights:

  • Cake tastings from TLC’s Cake Boss
  • Makeovers by Lancôme at Bergdorf Goodman
  • Gown and men’s formalwear previews from Charisol Bridal Boutique and Black Lapel
  • Destination wedding and honeymoon experts from such gorgeous locales as Puerto Rico, the Florida Keys, Aruba, Mexico, and Tahiti
  • Honeymoon giveaways
  • Wedding reception décor inspiration
  • The chance to receive a goody bag featuring products from Fekkai, Essie, and more.

To buy tickets for either of these events, visit the Wedding Salon’s website. Be sure to enter code WWBP to get tickets for just $15 (a $75 value). See you there!

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