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A Beautifully Modern Wedding at Morais Vineyard (Real Weddings)

This is one of the prettiest Morais Vineyard weddings ever! When you have a beautiful bride and groom, a vast vineyard, a bright color palette, modern handmade details and Esme Krahn of BodaMaestra at the design helm, you just know it’s going to be an amazing wedding! Esme did a fabulous job planning this elegant wedding and Misty Rodda Photography captured the details beautifully. Michelle and Carols chose bold colors including hot pink bridesmaid dresses, black groomsmen suits, and pops of vibrant aqua and orange throughout their decor. Their wedding cake is one of the prettiest we’ve seen yet and features an elaborate lace-inspired design by Unique Cakes. Other memorable details include the chalkboard inspired ceremony sign, aqua ceremony fans, place cards, favors, orchid centerpieces, exceptional peony bouquets, and more! Read on to be inspired…

Real Wedding: Morais Vineyard Weddings | Planner: BodaMaestra | Photo: Misty Rodda |

Photo Frames for Parents of the Bride – #HANDMADEADAY

It’s Monday — let’s be proactive and cross a to-do off of your (seemingly never-ending) wedding list! We’re tackling gifts for parents of the bride today with this new #HANDMADEADAY find. These photo frames are perfect gifts because they’re sentimental and handmade. They can be personalized with your wording, your wedding date — even customized to include a beautiful image of your wedding gown style! Gift a photo frame to your mom and dad on your wedding day; after the wedding, have a special wedding day photo printed and inserted in the frame. By Prince Whitaker. (P.S. The price is so amazing, too!)

Photo Frames for Parents of the Bride

These photo frames have cute wording like, “Always your little girl”, along with a heart carved out for the photo to be inserted.

Cute photo frames for parents of the bride! | by Prince Whitaker |

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These Unity Candles Are Perfect for Rustic Weddings

What unity candles should you use for rustic weddings? That’s what bride-to-be Madeline wanted to know with this recent Ask Emmaline question! She asks,

I’m having a fall rustic wedding and want to do a unity ceremony with candles. What kind of candles am I supposed to use and is there a certain candle set style for rustic weddings?Madeline

Unity Candle Sets for Rustic Weddings

Fantastic question! I love a unity candle ceremony — it’s a very sweet and memorable detail of the wedding ceremony. (We go more in-depth on unity ceremony ideas if you want more information on how it’s done.) If you are having a rustic wedding, you will absolutely want to tie in a more natural or earthy-inspired unity candle set. It will coordinate with your surrounding decor to create a cohesive, pulled-together look. Plus, after the wedding, you’ll have a keepsake candle set that you can use for anniversary dinners or dinner parties to come! Now, let’s get down to business, shall we?

Unity Candles Weddings | Dazzling Expressions |

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What Kind of Candles to Use

A unity candle set contains three parts…

Real Weddings: A Beautiful Beach Wedding on Bald Head Island

The Bride and Groom - Portraits - Bald Head Island Wedding - Photo by Eric Boneske

Gentle rolling waves, blue skies, sandy shoreline… there’s so much to love about a beach wedding! Today we’re sharing a stunning Bald Head Island wedding captured by Eric Boneske Photography at the Shoals Club on Bald Head Island in North Carolina. Blaire and Ben chose a beach wedding theme with a pretty aqua and coral color palette. To accentuate these colors, they chose bridesmaid dresses in aqua and groomsmen bow ties in coral. This wedding has many details to inspire you including handmade wedding chair signs, pretty hydrangea centerpieces, a modern take on the “First Look”, romantic beach portraits, a s’mores bar, and a bubble grand exit! See their day as it unfolded…

The Bride and Groom - Portraits - 17 - Bald Head Island Wedding - Photo by Eric Boneske

When Should You Order Thank You Cards for Weddings?

When Should You Order Thank You Cards for Weddings? We will tell you! → | design: basic invite

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Writing thank you cards for every wedding event, shower, party, and your reception is a must. But when should thank you cards be ordered? Should you cross thank you’s off the list now, or wait until a specific event or after your honeymoon? We’ll tell you! Plus, we’re showing you three different types of cards to consider AND sharing a really awesome custom-design tool we spotted over at Basic Invite. It’s all inside…

This Innovative Registry is the New Big Thing in Weddings

You’ve heard of a wedding registry before, and you’ve probably tried navigating a store with scanning gun in hand down endless aisles of products. It can be frustrating to find exactly what you’re looking for and figure out what you really need. But there’s good news: this wedding registry concept is going to change the way you think about registries forever. For starters, you can register anywhere, from home. In your pajamas, with coffee in hand. I know, pretty amazing, right? Read on to find out why Zola is the new big thing when it comes to wedding registries…

Wedding Registry

If you’re having trouble choosing which store is best for your wedding registry, that’s totally understandable. One store can’t possibly meet all of your needs, especially when you are blending together two unique styles into one new home. That’s why Zola is changing the way you register for your wedding. With Zola, you can register for anything from anywhere, all in one place.

This Innovative Registry Is the New Big Thing in Weddings | Registry Weddings Zola

Real Weddings: Watch this Beautiful California Wedding (Video)

Danielle and Eric’s beautiful California wedding video looks amazing! Prepare to be swept away as you watch their wedding day unfold. Their California wedding video was captured by Wilson from Baby Blue Film at Oakhurst Country Club in Clayton, California. Throughout the wedding film you’ll see two best friends interact as they set off on their new journey together. Some DIY details from the wedding day include custom wood signage, a cake topper, and candy bar monogram. Hear more about their day and see the video…

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