Wedding Ideas

Best Day Ever: Glamorous Black + Floral Bridal Shower

Best Day Ever: Glamorous Black + Floral Bridal Shower

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‘Tis the season for bridal showers aplenty, which probably in part explains why I was so excited to hear from Melissa at Cacao Sweets and Treats in Chicago, sharing this gorgeous glam black floral inspired wedding shoot. Designed around the ever popular dessert and cake buffet, Melissa played off of a few of my favorite design elements when creating this beautiful spread – gold, black, floral, stripes and loads of glamorous little details. So lovely, don’t you think? Add in heaps of …

Irish Romance Wedding Shoot

Irish Romance Wedding Shoot

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Good morning, friends! I hope everyone had a beautiful weekend. We’re going to jump right into the week with a whole bunch of pretty. How does that sound? This beautiful wedding inspiration shoot, inspired by the hills of Ireland, was shared by the lovely Tonya Peterson and is loaded with the sweetest romantic details. I personally can’t get enough of the flowers – fluffy white garden roses, ranunculus, and sweet peas, with lush greenery, navy berries and blush roses. Add …

A New Year Brings a New Way to Plan Weddings!

A New Year Brings a New Way to Plan Weddings!

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Just in time for all of our freshly engaged readers, sponsor Wedding.com has kicked off the new year with brand new tools to help plan your wedding! They’ve completed revamped their wedding website templates, wedding checklist and wedding budget to make it easier than ever to plan your wedding. They also unveiled an all-new wedding forum, so you can chat with other couples and share ideas, inspiration and tips while planning your wedding.

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Wedding Planning with Wedding.com

Wedding Planning with Wedding.com

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As an event planner, I love it whenever my friends get engaged. I love talking to them about what they’re planning, what colors they’re considering and, of course, what dresses they’re loving. But inevitably, they always have tons of questions for me, too. A big one? Where and how to start and how to find the right vendors for them. Because, let’s face it, most of us are not planning large scale events on a regular basis and there’s a …

Sponsored Post: Weddings in Kissimmee

Sponsored Post: Weddings in Kissimmee

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Earlier this year my family had the opportunity to travel to Florida for my cousin’s wedding. We spent a long weekend hanging out poolside and celebrating in the sunshine, making this first-time visitor a Florida lover for life. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect wedding locale, you have to check out Kissimmee in Central Florida. You have endless pick of beautiful settings, top-notch facilities, the best of the best wedding experts and vendors, …

Fall Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Fall Wedding Inspiration Shoot

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I’m loving this fall wedding inspiration shoot featured on Style Me Pretty last year. This past weekend we went to a cookout at a friend’s house where the kids had way too much fun raking up big piles of leaves and wrestling around. Somehow this reminds me of that same carefree spirit. Big piles of leaves, cozy linens and all of the flavors of fall like homemade pie and apple cider. As a Northeast girl, I really can’t get enough …

Cabin Cove Oysters

Cabin Cove Oysters

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Interestingly enough, there has been a lot of talk of oysters in my little world lately. (Random, I know.) So I got pretty gosh darn excited when I saw that the lovely Juliet of Poppies & Posies recently took on the coolest little side venture – an oyster shuck truck! Based in Maine, Cabin Cove Oysters makes appearances at special events and weddings and is basically the raddest thing I’ve ever seen.

{Photos by Oh Darling via Darling Dexter.}

Pretty in Pink (And Purple) Wedding Style

Pretty in Pink (And Purple) Wedding Style

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Continuing my little girl love affair with all things pink and purple, I’m coocoo for Cocoa Puffs over the pretty details of this wedding. With loads of pink carnations (which can be so super chic in addition to being incredibly budget-friendly) and festive decor boasting a bit of shimmer and shine from Confetti System, this wedding has fun written all over it. Catch all the pretty at Style Me Pretty.

{Photos by Katie Osgood via Style Me Pretty via Wiley Valentine.}

The Sweetest Balloons (Ever)

The Sweetest Balloons (Ever)

There’s something about balloons. They’re so nostalgic and whimsical, it’s like instant happiness for me when I come upon a big bunch. I mean, there’s a reason why big oversized balloons have taken the world by storm over the last few years. Haven’t been bitten by the balloon love bug? Feast your eyes on these gorgeous balloons from Geronimo Balloon Troopers and you’ll see what I mean. I dare you not to smile.

Geronimo is featured in 100 Layer Cake’s pop-up …

Mid-Century Modern Wedding Style

Mid-Century Modern Wedding Style

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I’m such a sucker for great mid-century modern furniture and design so I loved seeing how Andrea Hubbell, Soiree and Rock Paper Scissors came together to bring that same style to this wedding inspiration shoot. With clean styling, furniture that sings of fabulous 1950s design, textural and modern florals and a martini bar, the design here is all about pairing rich patterns and funky colors like burnt orange and olive paired with crisp black and white. Throw in a fondue …

Farmhouse Brunch Inspiration

Farmhouse Brunch Inspiration

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A couple of weeks ago I fell in love with this gorgeous inspiration shoot when it was featured on Style Me Pretty. The pretty farmhouse-inspired details feel so down to earth while showcasing an abundance of countryside beauty. Using the honeybee as muse, sweet bee and honey references are sprinkled throughout the design with cute little jars of honey as favors and honey dippers used as twizzle sticks in cocktails. The overall look is so unfussy yet warm and inviting …

Rustic Lodge Wedding Inspiration

Rustic Lodge Wedding Inspiration

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I really love today’s inspiration shoot, shared by the lovely and super talented Emily Steffen and Bethany Hway and shot on location at Elbow Lake Lodge in Cook, Minnesota. With a beautiful lake view and a stunning lodge as their muse, this shoot is all about rustic lakeside charm. Recreating this look for your wedding is pretty simple. Think natural materials like burlap, forest-inspired details like pine cones and keep the menu and vibe casual for the most authentic summer …