Chic Rooftop Wedding Inspiration


Today's wedding takes you to a chic city rooftop at the Emerson where Kristi and David said their vows among an intimate group of friends and family. "I envisioned a beautiful summer afternoon and something simple with pops of color," Kristi said. "The Emerson was our first thought as it’s truly the perfect classy rooftop. Crisp white tables and chairs on top of synthetic grass giving an easy “Sunday lunch” feeling. Then we added bright flowers and buckets of colored shots to get the party started. It turned out better than I imagined."

Take a look at the gorgeous photos by Darin Collison and you'll see the laid back Sunday vibes throughout the wedding venue and decor. But laid back definitely doesn't mean lazy. I especially love that the couple gave shots out as favors. Party on!

Winter Wedding Idea to Love: Hot Chocolate

This is a guest post by Georgie Selih.

Most people think that if you want your wedding to be perfect, you should avoid organizing it during the colder months. However, ‘tis the season to be jolly, so if you love snow, winter scenery, and the festive spirit, don’t hesitate to organize your wedding in winter. 

You might be worried about your guests being cold, but there are plenty of ways to keep warm, and one of the most delicious ones is definitely enjoying a cup of hot chocolate. So, if you have your date set and you love chocolate, here are some unique ways in which you can serve hot chocolate at your wedding and warm your guests’ hearts.

Your Beauty Wedding Timeline: What to do and When to do it



This is a guest post by Kacey Mya.

Planning your wedding can be an overwhelming task, to say the least. It’s hard enough to say “yes” to a dress, but you also must schedule a venue, choose your bridal party, put together a color scheme, and taste-test a lot of cake — okay, that last one is pretty easy, but the rest can seriously stress a bride out.

That’s why we’re here to make one task a whole lot simpler: your wedding beauty plan. Figuring out which appointments to take and when is a tough task, but a suggested timeline is sure to help make your life a whole lot easier. There’s no one-size-fits-all schedule, of course, but even loosely following this order will make planning your big-day look a whole lot simpler.

Benefits of Purchasing Wedding Bands Online

Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash

This is a guest post by Jarrett Abbott. 


So you have proposed to the woman of your dreams, placed an expensive ring on her finger that came fitted with a one carat diamond, and now you are looking for the perfect wedding ring to go with that engagement ring.

The problem is, adding another ring to her finger on your wedding day might be somewhat inconvenient. Two rings that have a diamond on top will not only look like it is taking over her entire finger, but it will also cost you a significant amount of money – money that could have been spent on the wedding or even on the perfect honeymoon.

Instead of opting for another wedding ring, people are often turning toward wedding bands, a simple ring that does not come fitted with an expensive diamond, which can fit in perfectly with the ring you placed on her finger when you proposed. In fact, some companies even create sets that include both an engagement ring and a wedding band, designed to fit into each other like two pieces of a puzzle.

4 Accessories Your Bridesmaids Will Love

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This is a guest post by Kacey Mya. 

Shopping for your bridesmaids doesn’t end with their dresses. For one thing, you want to help your girls choose their accessories so that everything matches and looks the way you envision. This is especially true if every bridesmaid’s dress is a bit different, or if each one is a different hue. Coordinating jewelry will bring everything together.

Perhaps more importantly, jewelry is a great option for a bridesmaid’s gift too. You’ll want to show appreciation to your bridal party, after all, since they sacrifice and spend so much time to stand by you on your big day. A piece of jewelry is just one way to say thank you to your bridesmaids.

And, if you find the perfect accessory, you can knock two to-dos off of your list: make it the jewelry they wear on your big day and give it as a gift your bridesmaids take home as a token of your appreciation. 

Ready to start shopping? Here are four accessory ideas to buy your bridesmaids that they’re sure to love wearing on your big day and beyond.

White-washed Romantic Wedding in a Garden


Carla and Dean, who initially met through a mutual friend, wed at the ever-romantic Oatlands House in NSW. The two wanted a simple, yet elegantly styled wedding and couldn’t think of anything more perfect but to say their vows outdoors under the Chateau in the garden.

The day was filled with lots of soft, white light, secret garden details, and even a couple of sports cars. 

A Cozy and Elegant Winter Wedding


Stacey and Michael met by happenstance, as most strangers do, but these two actually met at a wedding. 

"An old school friend of mine was marrying Michael’s cousin," Stacey says. "Michael’s sister had planned to set him up with another old school friend at the wedding, but when she introduced them the match was not meant to be and Michael and I ended up chatting for the most of the night. At the very end of the wedding I saw Michael striding over to me out of the corner of my eye and I was overcome with butterflies. He asked for my number and a date once we were both back in Sydney and the rest as they say is history."

5 Wedding Details You Really Don't Need

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Let's face it, the wedding industry is just that - an industry - and there are loads of businesses in it trying to make money. That's what businesses do. They market to potential customers. They tell them they NEED this or that. They tell them they will regret life if they don't have these special things. 

Take the diamond ring for instance. Jewelers will tell you diamonds are rare, but, newsflash! they aren't. The diamond myth all started with a little company you might know as De Beers. Don't believe me? Click on over to read The Engagement Ring Story: How De Beers Created a Multi-billion Dollar Industry from the Ground Up.

So no, you don't need a diamond ring to be officially engaged. It's just one of those things that's chalked up to tradition, along with a ton of other stuff.

I'm not here to burst anyone's bridal shower balloon. If you want to include these things in your wedding, go ahead! No judgment. I'm just here to point out a few details that you really don't have to worry about, and the less stress you have while wedding planning, the better.

What Kind of Ring Fits Your Personality?

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This is a guest post by Kacey Bradley. 

It seems as though every fiancĂ©-to-be has a vision of her perfect ring… except for you. In your defense, it’s hard enough to decide on the perfect piece of jewelry, let alone one you’ll wear every day for the rest of your life.

Perhaps the easiest way to decide on the perfect engagement ring is to consider your everyday style and go from there — it turns out, particular rings go better with certain aesthetics. And, since your style is likely a great representation of your personality, matching your ring to that will ensure you’ll love your bling for years to come. 

Want to know what works best with your look and your personality? Read on to find out.

5 Ways Paperless Post Makes Inviting Wedding Guests Awesome (and easy!)


Some folks will tell you that a wedding really starts with the invitation. It's the mood/theme/feel/vibe of the wedding personified on paper. Like a first date, when potential guests open that cream-colored envelope and scan over the design that was so carefully chosen by the to-be-wedded couple, a judgment will be made. Or maybe they'll just jot down the date on their calendar and tuck the invitation into the pile of junk mail still sitting on the counter.

Whatever the case, as a couple planning their wedding you'll want to make a good first impression. Not because you're trying to woo your friends into attending (although kind of), but because the invitation should be an expression of you as the couple and your wedding style. 

Enter Paperless Post - every modern couple's stationery dream. Why? Because they make inviting your guests easy peasy lemon squeezy AND they offer designs to fit a variety of styles. 

"Paperless Post helps you create online and paper stationery that reflects your individual aesthetic. Our distinctive, customizable designs and powerful online tools make it easy to communicate expressively on any occasion—from everyday correspondence to milestone life events. Paperless Post collaborates with leading fashion and lifestyle designers, including kate spade new york, Oscar de la Renta, Jonathan Adler, and John Derian. To date, Paperless Post users have sent over 85 million cards."

Need more reasons? Keep reading!

Wedding Planning Tips for the Introverted Bride


This is a guest post by Helen Clark.

Being an introvert can make life very difficult – there are always so many things that are unsaid in the mind of a person that's closed to the outside world. A mind like this never really stops wondering about that notorious question of "what if?" and those questions never really get answered.

However, your dream wedding is definitely the right time to fight this so that you can actually have the perfect one. I know that it already sounds difficult because there’s so much communicating necessary, but I think I can help you out a lot with just a couple of pointers.

Spring Wedding Jewelry Trends



This is a guest post by Ryan Duffy.

Selecting your wedding jewelry is never going to be easy. You want pieces that are noticeable and beautiful, but that won't overpower or spoil your gown. You also need to think about the style of wedding, season, and location.

To give you a helping hand, and narrow down your list of options, we’ve got this season's trends neatly tied up for your perusal.

5 Creative Wedding Arrangements That Will Blow Your Mind


This is a guest post by Helen Clark. 

High or low, subtle or luxurious, elegant or posh, flower arrangements are the soul of the wedding party. When professionally made, centerpieces exhume everything that a nuptial celebration should be. After all, flowers are a universal symbol for beauty and growth, while each represents the bride and groom in these defining years of their life. With a little creativity, you can make mind-blowingly gorgeous wedding arrangements all by yourself.

Here’s how.

Bohemian and Lavender Wedding Inspiration


I generally love all things wedding, but there are a few elements that I especially adore: shades of purple, crystals, and bohemian style. This boho luxe meets lavender styled shoot has all three. 

This shoot, photographed by Sephory Photography, is full of dreamy and whimsical inspiration; you can almost smell the lavender and roses and taste the delicate treats plated amongst the gold and violet tablescape. 

And don't forget the crystals. Amethyst points and deep purple geodes decorate the table, adding a luxe, new age feel to the laid-back bohemian style. 

10 Tips to Choosing the Right Videographer for Your Wedding


This is a guest post by Helen Clark 

So much planning goes into your wedding. Selecting a venue, compiling the guest list, planning the ceremony and reception, deciding on a menu – the list goes on. And one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make is choosing the right videographer and video editing service to capture the magic of your special day.


Don’t leave this important task to chance. By using these tips, you’ll make a smart decision on
choosing your videographer, and ensure that the video editing service will create a video that will truly capture and distill the magic of your wedding.

2017 Decor Trend Alert: Hanging Decor


This is a guest post by Wendy Dessler. 

Pro wedding designers and hobbyists alike are excited about one of the hottest anticipated trends for special events in 2017: hanging decor installations. Their popularity in major markets – the ones that generally set the trends that roll out to the rest of the wedding world via Pinterest and Instagram – has grown steadily in the last few years and is expected to continue its stylish momentum this year.

Colorful Mod Style Wedding Inspiration


Today's wedding inspiration is all about mid-century mod style. Although apparent in fashion throughout the decades (it gained popularity in the swinging 60's), the mod look - from decor to colors to attire - has only made a rare appearance in the wedding world. 

That's why this wedding shoot photographed by Irving Photography and planned by Bello & Blue Events is a breath of fresh air...in the most vintage sense. 

Bold colors, funky shapes, and chic styling make this retro design timeless!

Here's Why You Need a Wedding Website (and what to include)

Along with all of the other questions that come with wedding planning, you might be asking yourself if you need a wedding website. 

YASS!!!

Like an invitation, a wedding website acts as a point of reference for your guests, and can be especially helpful for out-of-town friends and family. And actually, it works out well for you and your fiance too because it's another way for guests to get the information they need, which means you're less likely to get tons of phone calls and questions. 

Need more reasons to create a wedding website?