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Summer Hairstyles: How To Fight The Frizz

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 17, 2013

By: Leeor Pilo

If you’re planning a summer wedding, you know that with all the goodness warm weather brings, heat and humidity can become an issue—especially when it comes to your hair. Don’t fret! Stay smooth & sleek on your big day with these ‘dos that will keep you clear of frizzy tresses.

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Photo (from left to right): ShutterChic Photography and Christina Watkins Photography

Accessorize - Need to tame those pesky fly-aways? Hide them under a gorgeous floral wreath or tuck a piece of hair behind your ear and finish it off with a fresh flower. If you’re going for a more vintage-glam look try feathers or an art deco hair pin. Pinning your hair back will smooth it away from your face and keep you frizz free. Don’t forget the hairspray!

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Photo: Posh Styling

Apply Product - Serums and mousse are essential to sleek shiny hair. To get coveted lush curls that will last all day apply serum to damp hair and mousse before styling. This will help prevent your hair from absorbing the moisture in the air typical of a hot summer day. But don’t go overboard – you still want your hair to have a natural look.

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Photo (from left to right): Steph Photography, Inc. and Jessica May Photography

Braids & Updos - If updos are more your style, opt for a braided look to tame those tresses. Organizing your hair in a braid or fishtail before pinning it up keeps it safe from the summer breeze and gives you an effortlessly chic bridal look for your wedding day. A romantic chignon or a top knot bun are also both excellent style options to keep hair smooth and sleek.

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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We are so proud to present our first e-magazine, WeddingWire’s stunning SummerBook. It’s overflowing with breathtaking photos, inspiring wedding details, fabulous fashion, informative articles, and lots more. Some of our favorite sections? Check out the gorgeous fashion spread featuring some of the hot-off-the-runway Gatsby-inspired gowns. And the beautiful real weddings, including a romantic, map-inspired affair will make you swoon. If you’re looking for great expert advice, we’ve got that too, in the form of a Q&A with our favorite caterers on their picks for the top summer hors d’oeuvre, as well as an etiquette column to help solve your toughest wedding queries.

And the icing on the cake? An amazing contest, of course! Every day next week we’ll be giving away an incredible prize, including a $2,500 gift certificate to Invitations by Dawn, a $1,000 gift card to Bloomingdale’s, and, to close out the week, an iPad Mini. You only have until Sunday, June 16 to get in on the fun, so be sure to enter today!

3 Lawn Games to Entertain Your Guests

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 13, 2013

If you’re having an outdoor backyard wedding this summer, lawn games are must-haves! Set up the lawn games beforehand and add inviting sings like “May the odds be ever in your favor” or “Let the games begin,” so that it will encourage guests to play. They’re a great way to entertain them during cocktail hour (while you’re having pictures taken with your NEW husband) or even during the reception (as long as you don’t mind them missing from the dance floor). Choose between these fun favorites:

1. Croquet

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Photo: Elevate Photography

2. Chess 

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Photo: Amanda Lloyd Photography

3. Hula Hoop

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Other lawn games to consider: giant jenga, twister or scrabble, bocce ball and horseshoes. Which lawn games did you pick? Share in the comments below!

 

4 Oscar-Inspired Reception Ideas

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 28, 2013

Your wedding is a chance to be a star for the day, so why not draw inspiration from the Oscars? After you’ve walked down the red carpet aisle and struck a pose for the paparazzi, show off some glitz and glamour at your reception with a few of these academy awarded ideas:

1. Movie Screening Lounge

Play your favorite movie for those who need a break from dinner and dancing.

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 Photo: Lindye Galloway Events 

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