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Real Weddings From This Week {July 10, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 10, 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:

Las Vegas Botanical Garden Wedding – Diana and Ben were married at the Springs Preserve Botanical Garden in Las Vegas, Nev. on June 22. Their elegant, botanical theme included festive pops of bright yellow throughout the decor.

Las Vegas Botanical Garden Wedding - Brian Saculles Photography

Photo by Brian Saculles Photography 

Nautical New York Beach Wedding – Jessica and Christopher were married at Oceanbleu in Westhampton, N.Y. on September 12. Instead of throwing rice as the newlyweds walked down the aisle, everyone tossed miniature beach balls!

Nautical New York Beach Wedding - Year and A Day Photography

Photo by Year and A Day Photography 

Intimate Malibu Mountaintop Wedding – Caitlin and Woody were married at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, Calif., followed by a reception at the Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards in Malibu, Calif. on July 26. This couple got engaged in Malibu and decided to return for their wedding because of the stunning scenery. “We made sure the shuttles took our guests along the Pacific Coast Highway so everyone could see the amazing ocean views along the way,” said Caitlin.

Intimate Malibu Mountaintop Wedding - Max Wanger Photography

Photo by max wanger photography

North Carolina Estate Wedding – Kate and Jordan were married at The Watson House in Emerald Isle, North Carolina on October 18. Some of the flowers in Kate’s bouquet were picked right from gardens at The Watson House!

North Carolina Estate Wedding - Keepsake Memories Photogaphy

Photo by Keepsake Memories Photography

Relaxed Costa Rica Beach Wedding – Abby and Kevin were married at El Mangroove Hotel in Playa Panama, Costa Rica on July 26. Cute and colorful ceramic bird whistles were given out as favors.

Relaxed Costa Rica Beach Wedding - Stories Wedding Photography Costa Rica

Photo by Stories Wedding Photography Costa Rica

9 Things No One Tells You About Wedding Dress Shopping

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 24, 2014


Photo: Keepsake Memories Photography 

In case you didn’t already know, Caitlin, one of our very own on WeddingWire’s editorial team, is engaged! Throughout her entire planning process, she’ll be giving you insight on her experiences until September 20, 2014. First up: wedding dress shopping — and 9 things no one ever told her!

Purple Winter Wedding in North Carolina

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 10, 2013


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Kelly and Andrew were married during a cold, winter day in Swansboro, N.C. on January 5. To keep warm, the bride accessorized with a fur stole on top of her fit ‘n’ flare ruffled wedding gown. Bridesmaids wore purple dresses whereas groomsmen wore gray suits with polka dot bow ties. Bouquets featured an array of blooms such as garden roses, hydrangeas, and calla lilies. Following the traditional church ceremony, the reception was held at the town’s civic center, which was decorated with lace, lanterns, and wine bottles. “When we walked into the room, we were completely blown away,” Kelly said. “The room looked magical! Even though we had picked out the details, we were still shocked when we saw how beautifully it came together.” Even the ceiling was draped with fabric and chandelier! Their favorite moment? The father of the bride’s speech. “We still laugh at the things he said,” she said. Instead of a sparkler send off, guests held handwritten signs that said, “Faith,” “Bliss,” “Fun,” “Love,” and “Hope.” A cute do-it-yourself touch.

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Photography: Keepsake Memories Photography | Ceremony Venue: St. Mildred’s Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Swansboro Rotary Club | Decor: Crystal Coast Tents & Event Rentals | Floral Designer: Coastal Petals | Caterer: Kathryn’s Bistro and Martini Bar | Band: Snack Bar Jones

Bright Spring Beach Wedding in North Carolina

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 18, 2013

Megan & Jack

May 26 

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina


Q & A with the Bride: 

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The venue had beach access, and the reception room had a gorgeous ocean view.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Beach

2. Colorful flowers

3. Handmade table numbers 

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding you can’t stop thinking about. 

The beautiful weather during our ceremony! 


Summer Color Scheme: Purple + Orange

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 08, 2013

Our fourth favorite summer color scheme — purple and orange! This inspiration board is fit for an eclectic bride who wants a tropical destination wedding. Walk down the aisle on “island time” with a lisianthus, ranunculus, and hypericum berries bouquet and stand next to your bridesmaids wearing flowing v-neck dresses. Enjoy a lavender martini in your lounge area or take a break from dancing to the authentic steel drum music and cozy up next to your man. Give each guest a wish lantern at the end of the night to send off in the sky. With so many warm wishes from your family and friends overhead, you will know love is in the air. Unforgettable.


Photos (clockwise from top left): Angelica Glass, RSVP Events Floral Studio, Gideon Photography, Caroline Ghetes Photography, The Cake Zone, Jillian Mitchell, Thayer Allyson Gowdy, and Keepsake Memories Photography

What was your color scheme? Let us know in the comments below!

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