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Since we launched MATCH MADE in September, we’ve been getting such great response and finding more vendors, designers and artisans that we think would be a great match for you! We’re going to keep adding new ones every week, ...
Since we launched MATCH MADE in September, we’ve been getting such great response and finding more vendors, designers and artisans that we think would be a great match for you! We’re going to keep adding new ones every week, so check back in to see our fresh catch! Today we’d like to welcome a new batch of awesome vendors, designers and artisans that we’ve recently added. Go ahead and check them out! We hope you’ll find a few of them to be a great match for your wedding. And if you do, we want to hear from you! Please comment below with your feedback! Thanks! :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
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Earlier this week I was on the train and listening to a wedding podcast called Say Yes to the Dress: Monte’s Take, and my ears perked up when I heard the host mention her biggest bridal blunder. It had been wearing a bra before she put o...
Earlier this week I was on the train and listening to a wedding podcast called Say Yes to the Dress: Monte’s Take, and my ears perked up when I heard the host mention her biggest bridal blunder. It had been wearing a bra before she put on her strapless wedding dress. Her bra straps left impressions in her skin and they showed in her photos. I started to have a mini freak-out. I had planned on wearing a normal bra before putting on my long-line bra and wedding dress, but I didn’t want bra lines in any of my photos. I started to consider options of what I could do to avoid bra lines. Should I wear my long-line bra all day? No, my long-line bra is a bit uncomfortable and it would be difficult to move around and set up our venue before the reception. The long-line bra I plan to wear with my wedding dress / Image via herroom.com No bra? That was out of the question. I’m a busty girl and I need a bra. In the end I decided to wear a bandeau bra before getting ready for the wedding. Bandeau bras don’t give me the greatest support, but they have no wires and no straps, so I wouldn’t have to worry about any bra lines. A bandeau bra similar to the one I plan on wearing / Image via amazon.com After I had my mini freak-out and came up with a solution, the rational side of my brain started to voice its opinion. Had I ever had bra-strap impressions before? Even if I did, have they ever lasted more than an hour? Are bra lines even a thing?! So hive, are there any brides out there who had bra lines show up in their wedding photos? Has anyone ever actively avoided this for their wedding day? Am I going overboard with the bandeau bra?
about 2 hours ago
Maybe you’ll remember this paint stick table runner I made last year or this teaser I posted on Instagram? This year, with a woodburning tool in hand, I dug out a few paint sticks I had left to make keychains with an ikat pattern! ...
Maybe you’ll remember this paint stick table runner I made last year or this teaser I posted on Instagram? This year, with a woodburning tool in hand, I dug out a few paint sticks I had left to make keychains with an ikat pattern! These were originally going to go in my key holder to be used in those keys for odds ‘n ends, but I think they would make fun wedding favors as well. Open post © Ruffled, 2013. | One comment | Posted under: DIY Projects | Topics: Follow Ruffled on Pinterest!
about 3 hours ago
When this Manele Bay wedding first popped up on my radar, it was love at first sight. But after carefully poring through every aspect of this gorgeous day, I’m convinced it’s perfect. Because on top of all the scenic gorgeous...
When this Manele Bay wedding first popped up on my radar, it was love at first sight. But after carefully poring through every aspect of this gorgeous day, I’m convinced it’s perfect. Because on top of all the scenic gorgeousness at the Four Seasons Resort, Manele Bay and the stunning shots by Trish Barker Photography, this beautiful bride designed her very own dress. Pretty awesome, right? Click here for all that plus sooo much more. Share this gorgeous gallery on ColorsSettingsOutdoorResortStylesTraditional Elegance From Trish… Bill is a doctor, Jessica is a physician’s assistant. They met at work, fell in love, and the rest is history. They chose the gorgeous Four Season’s Resort at Manele Bay for the beautiful and intimate wedding. She designed her own dress, which I was drooling over the whole time. Just gorgeous. It wasn’t supposed to rain. The sky was blue and everything was set up outside. But just after we finished their romantic photos, and just as the food was brought out, it began to downpour. The bride was, obviously, a bit distressed. But we saw an opportunity with the rain and the umbrellas and started a little “mini” shoot in the rain. It was awesome… my favorite part… and it completely distracted the bride from the fact that it was raining on her wedding. And by the time we were done, the rain had passed, the sky cleared up again and their celebration continued into the night. In Hawaii, it’s considered a blessing if it rains on your wedding. A good sign. It definitely resulted in a good time and some of my favorite shots of the day. Photography: Trish Barker Photography | Floral Design: Four Seasons Resort, Manele Bay, Lanai, Hawaii | Cake: Four Seasons Resort | Cocktail Furniture: Opihi Love Boutique | Dance Floor + Lighting: Envisions Entertainment | Wedding Venue: Four Seasons Resort - Manele Bay © Style Me Pretty : The Ultimate Wedding Blog, 2013. | Permalink | 1 comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Lei Post categories: Real Weddings, Romantic, Traditional Elegance
about 3 hours ago
I can’t believe I’m here. We’re getting married in a month. Last night Mr. Orchard and I sat side by side and discussed our plans for the next year…life After Wedding (AW). It’s hard to imagine how different things might be this ti...
I can’t believe I’m here. We’re getting married in a month. Last night Mr. Orchard and I sat side by side and discussed our plans for the next year…life After Wedding (AW). It’s hard to imagine how different things might be this time NEXT year, but I’m excited about it. In a month, all of the planning and the hard work and the stress will result in what I hope will be an amazing party, but it has become clear to me in the last few weeks that what I am truly most excited for is everything that comes after. I can’t wait to be Mr. Orchard’s wife. I also can’t wait to have some extra spending moneeeeyyyy again! Still, I will miss having a reason to craft obsessively, to play with glitter on the daily, and to spend copious amounts of money on dresses for events and stationery. While I might change my tune completely in the next month, for right now, I’m pretty calm—even with my giant ass list of things still to do looming over me! At the one-month mark I still have chalkboards to finish, bridesmaids’ gifts to finish up, programs to print and assemble, giant paper blooms to build, cake stands to polish up, and teeth to whiten! (Seriously, help! Any at-home tooth-whitening suggestions?!!) But what I’ve really been focused on is ensuring that this wedding-planning business doesn’t take over my entire world. I still take time to have non-wedding-related dates with MoH M—last week we celebrated her birthday early with the Fifty Shades of Grey parody, 50 Shades! The Musical. It was pee-your-pants funny. I’m still laughing. Mr. Orchard and I have taken time out to catch a few WVU games (even if it isn’t the best season), to cheer on our Pirates (GOOOO BUCS!), and to just sit back and relax. What are you looking forward to AW?
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Lauren Kinsey has been sending us the most amazing Florida weddings; modern affairs that break away from the beach wedding mold. This particular Rosemary Beach shindig is the perfect example. Designed by Shelby Peaden Events with florals...
Lauren Kinsey has been sending us the most amazing Florida weddings; modern affairs that break away from the beach wedding mold. This particular Rosemary Beach shindig is the perfect example. Designed by Shelby Peaden Events with florals by Myrtie Blue, it is taking a classic black and white palette, adding some gorgeous greenery and hints of gold and honestly, we could stare at this sucker all day long. See the full gallery here. Share this gorgeous gallery on ColorsSeasonsSpringSettingsBeach VenueStylesCoastal From Lauren Kinsey… Adrien & Jennifer were married at the Town Hall in Rosemary Beach, Florida on April 6, 2013. Jennifer and Adrien live in Amsterdam, but when it came to selecting a place to get married, Rosemary Beach was at the top of their list. Jennifer’s family relocated to Rosemary Beach when her parents retired, and they now own the bookstore in Rosemary. Jennifer was a premier ballerina in her teenage years, and moved to NYC to pursue a career in dance and fashion. She met Adrien there, where he was working in television and graphic design (?). Adrien’s job called for a move to Europe, and immediately following their engagement, the couple relocated to Amsterdam. Jennifer now works in an art gallery and Adrien works in television and broadcasting. When it came to the wedding details, Jennifer wanted an English garden themed wedding, so Brian at Myrtie Blue floral and design incorporated natural elements of ivory and green, into a color palette of blush, red, and yellow. The softer, more feminine theme was also merged with more modern elements of black and white (Adrien’s style). The reception was held on the Eastern green of Rosemary Beach, with family style farmhouse tables and a plated dinner. Photography: Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Wedding Photography | Dress: J.Crew | Catering: Townsend Catering | Coordination: Shelby Peaden Events | Dessert Table: Confections on the Coast | Florals: Myrtie Blue © Style Me Pretty : The Ultimate Wedding Blog, 2013. | Permalink | Comments | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Post categories: Modern, Real Weddings, The Blog
about 3 hours ago
Sharon is selling a wedding gown by Demetrios. She is asking $1,475 for the size 10 dress. Have a wedding item for sale? Post it with pictures in the Weddingbee Classifieds, and you might see it featured on the blog! Other great items f...
Sharon is selling a wedding gown by Demetrios. She is asking $1,475 for the size 10 dress. Have a wedding item for sale? Post it with pictures in the Weddingbee Classifieds, and you might see it featured on the blog! Other great items for sale: 20 birch table number holders, asking $25 Sparkly silver flower girl dress, asking $75 Theia A-line wedding gown, size 10, asking $1,000 Yellow and gray flower-embellished pictures frames, make an offer
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Saturday morning I woke up for the last time next to Cam as a single woman. That was a surreal moment. We didn’t have long to dwell on that fact, because we had a 10:00 AM appointment at the nail salon. After an arduous process trying to...
Saturday morning I woke up for the last time next to Cam as a single woman. That was a surreal moment. We didn’t have long to dwell on that fact, because we had a 10:00 AM appointment at the nail salon. After an arduous process trying to find parking, Mama Camera, BM Fun., BM Mom, BM Yer Welcome, BM/SIL Boys and I found ourselves in the middle of a Saturday morning rush at Tips-2-Toes in Charleston. Luckily, Mama Camera, being the good mom she is, had made appointments for us. We were escorted up a second flight of stairs to a private room with pedicure chairs and a manicure bar. Continuing with the weekend’s tradition, I happily obliged when offered a glass of wine. Don’t worry—that hot pink nail polish was pre-salon. I agonized over how to do my nails for months. I have a nasty habit of biting my nails and consciously made an effort not to in the months leading up to the wedding. However, it led to a conundrum because I could not decide what to do to them. I knew I didn’t want acrylic nails, which is why I spent so much time growing my nails out. Finally, I decided on a plain, pale pink that was bridal but not overly so. We all gathered around to take a group photo: And we grabbed some lunch at Pita Pit. If you’re not familiar with Pita Pit, go to a town (probably a college town) and find one. You’re welcome in advance. When we got back to the hotel, Cam had already checked into our suite that I would be staying in that night alone. In fact, surprise: they upgraded us to the biggest suite in the hotel for free. He and about 20 others were in there watching football and eating fried chicken. That room smelled like Bud Light and fried chicken for the next two days, I swear. Here’s what I walked into: Not pictured are the other 15 people who ran out the door when they saw me coming. This room was huge. When we originally toured the hotel we really liked this suite, but it was too expensive and we couldn’t justify the cost. But a free upgrade? YES. PLEASE. I never did take photos of the room itself, but a quick Google led me to this YouTube video: Favorite part of that video—“His and her toilets—haha just kidding…I don’t know what that water thing is.” That, sir, is a bidet. Once word of this bad boy spread, we had visitors every five minutes. I passed the time by lying in the bathtub. Remember when I told you about my grand plans for the original bathtub? They increased tenfold after seeing this thing. I was super excited to go to the rehearsal dinner and come home to relax in this. Or so I thought. Did your SO make your hotel room smell like chicken and beer? Just me? Previously on Picture Perfect I beg you to take mental pictures so you don’t forget everything like I did We hit the road for Charleston but not after putting out our new initial doormat! We eat seafood on the waterfront, and party in the USA on top of a hotel.
about 4 hours ago
Michael and Tarin grew up in the same neighborhood in the suburbs of Chicago and while there was a brief moment of middle school romance, they remained close friends as they grew into adulthood. Then in college their love was rekindled a...
Michael and Tarin grew up in the same neighborhood in the suburbs of Chicago and while there was a brief moment of middle school romance, they remained close friends as they grew into adulthood. Then in college their love was rekindled and five years later they tied the knot at a gorgeous wedding at Le San Michele in Austin, Texas. Michael and Tarin kept it simple with minimal decorations complimenting the whimsical furniture and lighting the venue already had in place. Read on to hear more from Tarin about their special day, especially their full budget breakdown! Visit the full gallery here to see so much more of this whimsical wedding at Le San Michele, all beautifully captured by Heather Hawkins Photography. From the Bride: I’m a bit unconventional in the sense that I never dreamt of a wedding, and a few other senses too I suppose. Even after getting engaged I never purchased a bridal magazine, never took a dance lesson, never went cake tasting, never met with a florist, never rented tables, never came up with a color scheme, never went on a diet and never even had a dress fitting. Our ‘plan’ for the wedding was simple, invite awesome people and keep it casual. That we did. So sure, over the course of our engagement there weren’t a lot of “traditional” (and fun to some) wedding planning activities. However, there also wasn’t any stress. It was light and playful. We were able to fully enjoy the day with our friends and family, who had so kindly traveled from all over to celebrate with us. We can only hope they enjoyed it half as much as we did. We ordered (the famous) Franklin BBQ, rented music equipment to hookup an ipod, had a dear friend get internet-ordained to administer the wedding, rented buses to transport our guests, hired bartenders, reserved the greatest photographer, and selected a ceremony and reception site that already had tables, chairs and lighting. I made cobbler for dessert and my mom did the flowers. That’s about it. The post Whimsical Wedding at Le San Michele appeared first on The Wedding Chicks. The content in this post is for personal use only and may not be syndicated on other blogs. If you see this content on a URL other than The Wedding Chicks, please send an email to info@weddingchicks.com with the infringing URL.
about 4 hours ago
Marigold melts our hearts. That perfect shade between yellow and orange, marigold is cheerful and sweet—a beautiful wedding color choice from spring to fall! 1 – marigold centerpiece by The Green Dandelion, image by Amy W. Photo |...
Marigold melts our hearts. That perfect shade between yellow and orange, marigold is cheerful and sweet—a beautiful wedding color choice from spring to fall! 1 – marigold centerpiece by The Green Dandelion, image by Amy W. Photo | 2 – dress by Martha Webb, image by Jenny Markham via 100 Layer Cake | 3 - bouquet by Bash, Please, image by Tec Petaja via Style Me Pretty  | 4 – wine barrel floral by Holly Heider Chapple*, image by Anne Robert via Style Me Pretty | 5 – marigold cake from Pink Peach Cakes, image by Leo Patrone via Oh Happy Day | 6 – yellow bridesmaids dresses, image by Caroline Maxcy Photography via Style Me Pretty | 7 - Claire Pettibone gown, image by Apryl Ann Photography via 100 Layer Cake | 8 – yellow flower, image by Elizabeth Messina* | 9 – marigold tabletop via Martha Stewart Weddings | 10 – silk scarf-wrapped bouquets via Martha Stewart Weddings *Holly Chapple Flowers and Elizabeth Messina are members of the EAD Vendor Guide. The post Current Crush: Mad for Marigold appeared first on Elizabeth Anne Designs: The Wedding Blog.
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