Recent Wedding Ideas Posts
If you’re looking to go beyond the traditional DJ and band entertainment, here’s what we’re predicting to see more of in 2014:
Slow Motion Photo Booths – This video sensation went viral at the end of August, and everyone’s been asking, “What’s a slow motion photo booth?” According to Super Frogs Saves Tokyo, they used a RED Epic camera that shot 160 frames per second! Now, that’s a lot of photos. Since the music is muted, be sure to have Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” playing in the background.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Wedding Hair & Makeup, Wedding Ideas
Tags: Christina Watkins Photography, Inc., Jessica May Photography, Lace and Lilies, Posh Styling, Steph Photography, summer braids, summer hair accessories, summer hair products, summer hairstyles, summer updos, wedding hair & makeup
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!
Photo by Colette Mruk Photography. To view the rest of Erin and Jason’s South Carolina wedding, click here.
Photo by Best Photography
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!
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:
Photo: Elevate Photography
Photo: Amanda Lloyd Photography
3. Hula Hoop
Photo: Elevate Photography
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!
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Just for Fun, Wedding Guests, Wedding Ideas
Tags: Amanda Lloyd Photography, badminton, chess, claudia mcdade photography, cornhole, croquet, Elevate Photography, hula hoop, Jonas Peterson, lawn games, wedding lawn games