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Trend Alert: Maid of Honor Wearing a Different Dress

October 11, 2014 1 Comment

You’ve heard of mismatched bridesmaid dresses, but have you heard of the maid of honor wearing a different dress? It’s a fun new trend that’s happening now and is a way to have her stand out from the bridesmaids. Here are a visuals to show you how it looks!

Maid of Honor Wearing a Different Dress

maid of honor wearing a different dress

via oi

Maid of Honor Wearing a Different Dress

photo: sarah ashley peters

Maid of Honor Wearing a Different Dress

photo: judy pak via style me pretty

This one is especially fun because the MOH gets to wear a gold sequin dress. I want.

Maid of Honor Wearing a Different Dress

photo: megan w

So, loves… what do you think of this trend?

is your maid of honor wearing a different dress?

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First Look Before Ceremony >> Photo of the Day

October 10, 2014 Leave a Comment

It’s time for the Photo of the Day… and it’s an amazing one! If you’re planning to do a First Look at your wedding, be sure to add this moment to your photo list.

First Look Before Ceremony

first look before ceremony - leah and chase - hagerty photography

photo: hagerty photography | see the real wedding

We love seeing the groom as he waits to see his bride for the first time! In this particular photo, you can see the groom’s face in anticipation while the bride is standing behind him, excitedly waiting for him to turn around. Goosebumps.

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Rug Aisle Runner — Love It or Leave It? (VOTE)

October 10, 2014 1 Comment

Hi, loves! I have to say, I think we’ve officially seen it all. Have you heard of / seen this rug aisle runner trend? It’s interesting.

rug aisle runner

Oh, and I say interesting when I don’t know what to think.

rug aisle runner

I’ve really tried, you guys. But I just don’t get it. I just don’t like it. There, I said it. It’s not for me. Not to mention, it’s such a tripping hazard.

rug aisle runner
via twofold LA

So, here’s what I think: aisle runners deserve to be grand. Elegant. Full-length. Throw rugs deserve to be thrown around. Messy. Unkempt. Sometimes they’re luxuriously soft, delightful for warming under your feet while sipping on a hot cup of tea. They’re also the first place I look for Geppetto and Shadow when and the first place they go when throw rugs are fresh outta the dryer. Maybe it’s just me, but I just don’t see this being a trend that’ll stick around: I like throw rugs as throw rugs, not aisle runners.

I do, however, admire those who think outside the box like this. Maybe I just haven’t seen THE ONE that’s enough to win me over.

And hey, every wedding trend isn’t for everyone. That’s what makes weddings so fun and diverse and unique.

Enough about me. I’m passing this on to our trusty readers:

What do YOU think?

VOTE: Rug Aisle Runner

So, what says you? Do you like a rug aisle runner or do you think throw rugs belong at home? I already told you what I think; now it’s time to hear from you!

xo
-E.

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DIY Hot Cocoa Tube Favors

October 10, 2014 2 Comments

It’s getting cold outside and these modern diy hot cocoa tube favors are sure to warm up guests at your wedding! Make these cocoa wedding favors for guests to take home; at the reception, have a hot cocoa or coffee bar to warm ‘em up and keep them dancing!

Hot Cocoa Tube Favors

diy hot cocoa tube favors

spotted at here

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Planning your wedding? Need more favor ideas?

Find more favors here

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How to Plan an Irish Wedding Theme

October 10, 2014 1 Comment

How to Plan an Irish Wedding Theme

Are you planning a Celtic or Irish wedding theme? Want to tie in some traditional Celtic wedding ideas into your ceremony and reception? If so, you’ve come to the right place! It’s many moons until St. Patrick’s Day and all things irish wedding theme related, but that’s precisely why we’re sharing them now: you need time to gather it all up if you’re planning an Irish wedding theme in March (or any time of the year). In this feature, you’ll find charming Irish wedding theme ideas including wedding invitations, wedding programs, a garter, wedding ring, locket, Irish cuff links, and more. Plus, a groom in a kilt, which is pretty much a requirement, no? Enjoy!

Irish Wedding Theme Ideas

A themed wedding favor, like these Celtic knot coasters, is a must-have for this theme. We spotted them at My Little Chickadee Creations.

celtic wedding celtic knot coasters - How to Plan an Irish Wedding Theme

For an Irish wedding theme, skip a veil and wear a celtic knot headpiece instead! This headband is one of our favorite sparkly finds (from Ivory and Lace Bridal). Add a charming Celtic inspired engagement ring and this theme starts off on the right track (from Moonkist Designs.

Can you imagine an Irish wedding theme complete with tying the knot in a Scottish CASTLE? The Drumtochty Castle is an amazing, one-of-a-kind wedding venue.

craig and eva sanders via style me pretty

For any wedding theme, handmade details make your day more memorable. For groomsmen, give these custom Celtic beer mugs from Brad Goodell Weddings, a Claddagh ring (from Ascheron), a Celtic knot locket from Plasticouture for your bridesmaids, Ireland cuff links from White Truffle Studio, a Celtic knot ring pillow from Laura Stark, and an Irish wedding garter from Natalie Briggs. A boutonniere like the one shown below by Meadowbelle is perfect for this theme. For paper goods, wedding programs from Echo Letter Press feature a Celtic knot, while Irish wedding theme invitations from Mallory Hope Design set the tone and theme of your big day. Claddagh place cards are another charming touch (via Laura’s Paper Creations). See all of these below along with some Real Wedding ideas.

celtic wedding inspiration groom in kilt

sources (full sources above in text) //
irish wedding – groom in kilt (two photos) | via style me pretty
handfasting ceremony | photo: one and only paris photography via style me pretty
soul mate necklace | piccola custom jewelry
celtic wedding band | lamoredesign
celtic wedding cake, escort card inspiration | via elizabeth anne designs, photo: love is a big deal

Are you planning an Irish wedding theme? Dreaming of a Celtic wedding?

Tell us about it or share your favorite find above.

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Carved Rustic Diamond Ring

October 10, 2014 1 Comment

Hi, loves! Wow, Friday already… the week positively flew on by! We’re kicking off this beautiful autumnal morning with a carved rustic diamond ring. If you’re popping the question soon, know someone who is, or want to leave this screen open on your computer to, you know, leave a hint or two, this is the ring for you! This unique rustic diamond ring and is hand carved in wax and cast in recycled Sterling Silver. It’s handmade with a whole lotta love by Andrea Bonelli and it’s one of our favorite newly added items in her shop. I think that diamond in the center is gorgeous; and, talk about those side diamonds, too!

Rustic Diamond Ring

You can find this rustic diamond ring at Andrea Bonelli, Featured Artist in The Marketplace.

xo
-E.

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Elevator Wedding Kiss >> Photo of the Day

October 9, 2014 Leave a Comment

bride groom elevator wedding kiss Kate Miller Photography-Emmaline-Bride

This elevator wedding kiss photo is photographed by Kate Miller Photography. Kate captured this bride and groom kissing just as the elevator door was closing at the end of the wedding night. We just couldn’t help it and needed to share this romantic and cute elevator wedding kiss photo!

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Bridesmaid Corsage: A Chic, Money-Saving Alternative

October 9, 2014 2 Comments

bridesmaid corsage instead of bouquet

Think a corsage is too old-fashioned? Think again! We love the trend of a bridesmaid corsage instead of bouquet, especially when the corsages are tastefully crafted with bold on-theme colors and styles. Plus, it will save you money along the way, since a bridesmaid corsage instead of a full bouquet requires less blooms. A bridesmaid corsage also leaves her hands free to carry something more unique down the aisle, such as a lantern, book, candle, or a clutch purse for her essentials.

bridesmaid corsage instead of bouquet


bridesmaid corsage instead of bouquet

sources //

hot pink corsage | photo: evelyn slava via wedding chicks
three ivory bridesmaid corsages | photo: edyta szyszlo
bridesmaid corsages (purple dresses) | photo: beautiful moments
four bridesmaid corsages in hot pink | via festival brides
bridesmaid corsages with pearls | photo: chantel marie
bridesmaid corsages worn at shoulder | photo: our love is loud via ruffled blog
diy bridesmaid corsages | martha stewart weddings

Tell us: will you be using a bridesmaid corsage instead of bouquet?

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