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WeddingWire Social Phoenix: A Recap

Posted by Kim on Aug 10, 2015

Hi! I’m Tiffany, a bride-to-be from Phoenix, Arizona, otherwise known as HereComeTheYorks on the WeddingWire Forums. One day I was pursuing the forums and noticed a bunch of ladies talking about the Phoenix area, their venues, bridal shows, etc. I thought, “How can I meet all these women?!” What better way to reach out to them then to start a Phoenix meet up group. I was overwhelmed with the awesome response that I received, so one of the ladies from WeddingWire reached out to me and we immediately started coordinating an event. After coming up with a date, time, location the rest was history. Amazing how a small gesture can turn into such amazing friendships.

Fast forward a couple weeks… Mimosa brunch?! Uhhhhhh, yeah! It was a great, stress-free way to meet new people! About one mimosa in, everyone was having a great time getting to know one another. The grooms had made their own man table to probably avoid talking about wedding stuff. The ladies started a little “who am I” circle and gushed about our wedding venues and the colors we chose and quirky things about wedding wire that we liked. It was amazing to see how many different types of weddings everyone was planning in the same area.

We discovered date twins, color twins, and even venue twins! It was great to be able to compare experiences with brides who were further along in the planning then I am and to compare with my new found date twin about the progress she has made in planning her wedding.

Also I cannot forget to mention all the fun freebies that were donated to the meet up! I was able to raffle off a few prizes donated from Fabletics and JustFab. We also had WeddingWire swag bags with sunglasses and koozies for everyone.

Since the event we have made a local group page where we can post about things we are searching for from wedding cake vendors and photographers to realtors for brides moving to the area! We are actually getting ready to have an impromptu gathering to welcome a new bride and her future husband to the area.  I am so excited to see what WeddingWire Phoenix has in store for future events!

Real Weddings From This Week {August 7, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 07, 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 roundup below:

Colorful Virginia Vineyard Wedding – Stephanie and Chris were married at Bluemont Vineyard in Bluemont, Va. on May 8. These “XOXO” props doubled as markers in a giant tic-tac-toe game on the lawn!

colorful virginia vineyard wedding - nick & erin photography

Photo by Nick & Erin Photography

Upscale Washington D.C. Wedding – Brittany and Dan were married at Carnegie Institution of Washington in Washington, D.C. on November 7. The black, metallic gold and plum color scheme was accented with fun touches, such as polka dot bow ties and swizzle sticks topped with tiny animal figurines.

upscale washington dc wedding - shandi wallace photography

Photo by Shandi Wallace Photography 

Ethereal Maine Farm Wedding – Shaylyn & Ryan were married at Clay Hill Farm in York, Maine on May 30. The couple’s adorable son, Oliver, was the ring bearer. Don’t miss their sweet family portraits!

ethereal maine farm wedding - jaime mercurio photography

Photo by Jamie Mercurio Photography 

Modern Brooklyn Winery Wedding – Jennifer and Michael were married at Brooklyn Winery in Brooklyn, N.Y. on April 30. We love the bride’s stylish two-piece ensemble (not to mention this million-dollar rooftop view of Manhattan!).

modern brooklyn winery wedding - bryan sargent photography

Photo by Bryan Sargent Photography

Enchanted Birmingham Garden Wedding – Sabrina and Hamad were married at Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Birmingham, Ala. on June 22. From chalkboard signs to burlap table runners, this wedding is bursting with rustic-chic inspiration.

enchanted birmingham garden wedding - mary margaret smith photography

Photo by Mary Margaret Smith Photography

3 Reasons Why You Should Attend a WeddingWire Social

Posted by Guest Blogger on Aug 03, 2015

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Hi! I’m Jackie, a soon-to-be bride from Columbia, MD. After a couple months of obsessively reading the forums on WeddingWire, I thought it would be fun to meet some of the couples in real life…and the Silver Spring WeddingWire Social was born! We met for dinner and drinks and had such a great time. Now, I know some of you are thinking “hmm… a social sounds like fun, but I don’t know about meeting strangers from the internet…” so I compiled a list of reasons why you should attend (or even host!) a WeddingWire Social:

  • You get to meet amazing people – I exchanged emails with some awesome people at WW and met a bunch of great brides (and two brave grooms!)
  • You get to have a couple hours of wedding talk without anyone thinking you’re crazy – we’re all getting married and we all know how easy it is to obsessive (and talk) about all the little details. Not a single person there thought it was weird that we talked about weddings, and only weddings, for a solid two-and-a-half hours.
  • You get different perspectives on wedding planning. We had one bride that was getting married in October 2015, one getting married in August 2016, and a bunch in the middle. Some were planning destination weddings, some were local, weddings at vineyards, weddings at hotels, guests lists from 40 up to 300, and all price points. It was great hearing about all the differences and similarities between our weddings.

I could go on and on, but for the sake of time, I’ll summarize. Yes, we are strangers on the internet, but by the end of the social, you’ll have amazing new friends who will understand when you freak out that your mom added 20 extra guests to her list, your dress arrived with a stain, or no one seems able to fill out a RSVP correctly. The WW community is amazing online – we’re even better in person!

Interested in hosting a WeddingWire Social? Click here for more information »

Real Weddings From This Week { July 31, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 31, 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 roundup below:

Scenic Colorado Farm Wedding – Emily and Todd were married at Crooked Willow Farms in Larkspur, Colo. on September 21. The couple’s Bernese Mountain Dog, Eddie, played a role in Todd’s proposal to Emily, and was arguably the cutest guest at the wedding.

scenic california farm wedding - happy confetti photography

Photo by Happy Confetti Photography 

Relaxed New Mexico Hometown Wedding – Michelle and Jeremy were married on their property in Ojo Caliente, N.M. on September 27. “The spot in Ojo Caliente where we held the wedding is on the land where Jeremy grew up,” Michelle said. Their wedding included personal touches, such as the silk ties Jeremy’s mother made for the groomsmen.

relaxed new mexico hometown wedding - tony gambino photography

Photo by Tony Gambino Photography 

Coral North Carolina Beach Wedding – Caitlyn and Randy were married at The Memory Maker in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. on May 16.  “We were running a bit behind for our ceremony, and we almost did not do a first look because the tide was coming in and about to overtake our arbor,” Caitlyn said.

coral north carolina beach wedding - the story creative

Photo by The Story Creative

Vibrant California Villa Wedding – Angela and Chris were married at The Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, Calif. on September 14. The decor featured beautiful botanical details, including stationary on which the bride and groom wrote personalized letters for each guest!

vibrant california villa wedding - happy confetti photography

Photo by Happy Confetti Photography

Tasteful Malibu Garden Wedding – Brooke and Kyle were married at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, Calif. on July 4. Their ceremony took place beneath a beautiful 100-year-old oak tree, and the reception kicked off with Ferris wheel rides. How fun!

tasteful malibu garden wedding - michael anthony photography

Photo by Michael Anthony Photography 

Real Weddings From This Week {July 17, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 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 roundup below:

Vibrant Maryland Waterfront Wedding – Lisa and Michael were married at Celebrations at the Bay in Pasadena, Md. on April 26. The groom surprised the bride at the altar by donning a red Superman cape for their first kiss!

Vibrant Maryland Waterfront Wedding - The Kama Photography

Photo by The Kama Photography 

San Francisco Terra Gallery Wedding – Ben and Jason were married at Terra Gallery & Event Venue in San Francisco, Calif. on March 14. The rainbow crosswalks in San Francisco’s Castro District made for the perfect photo-op.

San Francisco Terra Gallery Wedding - Michelle Warren Photography

Photo by Michelle Warren Photography 

Whimsical Virginia Farm Wedding – Casey and Ryan were married at The Farmhouse at Veritas in Afton, Va. on September 6. Casey’s inspiration for the day came from her favorite designer, Kate Spade. Wait until you see the bride’s sparkly pom-pom shoes!

Whimsical Virginia Farm Wedding - Priscilla Thomas Photography

Photo by Priscilla Thomas Photography 

Bright Florida Barn Wedding – Ericka and Rickey were married at The Wishing Well Barn in Plant City, Fla. on May 16. “When my now husband and I walked through the front entrance of the barn, we immediately fell in love with the rustic chic decor,” Ericka said.

Bright Florida Barn Wedding - Rad Red Creative

Photo by Rad Red Creative

Chic South Carolina Resort Wedding – Anjuli and Charles were married at Kiawah Island Club in Kiawah Island, S.C. on August 23. “When driving to Kiawah from Charleston, you travel along a quaint two-lane road totally canopied in the most beautiful oaks,” Anjuli said. “Swoon!”

Chic South Carolina Resort Wedding - Riverland Studios

Photo by Riverland Studios 

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