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Top Tips for Planning Your Perfect Wedding Day!

Your wedding day is such a special occasion, usually one of the most significant and memorable events in your life…but it DOES require tons of prep work! Planning your wedding can feel slightly overwhelming and you might not know where to start. No worries, we’re here with some top tips to keep you stress-free and totally on top of
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Wedding Inspo: Vintage Camper Weddings #caravanwedding #vwvanwedding

We’ve gone crazy for vintage campers, with their whimsy and awesome retro style. And, we’re pretty sure there is no better way to celebrate a summer wedding than to host it surrounded by the beautiful outdoors and a fabulous vintage trailer or two. They are adorable, provide the perfect backdrop for your event AND they
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DIY Drink Station: Mimosa Bar! Perfect for your wedding #everyoneloveschampagne

Wondering what to serve your family and friends at your wedding reception? Consider a colorful and fun Mimosa Bar. After all, what drink signals a celebration more than champagne? This bubbly white wine is the ultimate go-to celebratory drink…a joyous elixir which can be deliciously paired with various fruit juices and pretty garnishes to create the
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Unexpected and Unique Wedding Venues, Get Married Someplace Cool!

Looking for somewhere a little bit different for your special day? If you are recently engaged and planning your wedding one of the first things on your “to do list” is to find a venue. Nail down your locale and you will be well on your way to planning the rest! Of course you could go
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All things Botanical for your 2018 Wedding: Tropical, Rustic or SouthWestern

Botanical Weddings have been popular for several years and they are still around, in a major way, for 2018. Plant based weddings with the beauty of nature in full display can provide a meaningful backdrop for YOUR joyful gathering. And, when you elect to host a plant-themed event, you have so many style options. You can
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BrushStroke Wedding Cakes, An Artistic & Beautiful Trend

We are love, love, loving the amazing trend of baked masterpieces known as BrushStroke Cakes. Popularized and invented by Kalabasa bakery in Russia, these unique creations are cakes daringly decorated with colorful painted chocolate brush strokes. And boy, oh boy, are they gorgeous! Just take a peak at Kalabasa’s inspirational Instagram feed to see what we mean. The
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TREND ALERT: Light up Your Wedding with Neon #GetLit #NeonWeddingDetails

  Everybody is talking about the latest wedding trend: NEON, which can energize your wedding with an array of high-voltage shades! Getting Your Wedding LIT 🔥 is easy with vibrant, fun neon details, which you can use with carefree abandon on anything and everything from you, your decor, to your invites and even your food & drinks. Neon doesn’t
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WEDDING INSPO: Artsy & Creative #ArtisticWedding #ColorfulWedding

Artistic, colorful, free-spirited, outside-the-box, different, creative… do these terms describe you dear brides? Then perhaps you will gravitate toward hosting a wild and wonderfully imaginative wedding day. After all, your wedding is your chance to highlight your artsy style for all your loved ones. And pretty sure they won’t be expecting an ordinary event from
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CAKE BREAK: Wreath and Garland Wedding Cakes

The Christmas holiday is upon us, and we’re pretty sure when you hear the words “wreath” and “garland,” Christmas decorations spring to mind. But we aren’t talking about those fragrant signs of the season. We are talking about a stylish take on Wedding Cakes that has nothing to do with Santa and his reindeer, but has
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WEDDING INSPO: Pale Pink Wedding * Millennial Pink Palette #millennialpinkwedding

  We love the ethereal, desaturated shades of pink, known as pale pinks, also referred to all over social media as “millennial pink.” Whatever you choose to call it, this sweet set of colors has swept the fashion world. Each one so soft, so appealing, & so so perfect for a wedding palette! No longer relegated to little girls, this
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Style Your Wedding: Hanging Decor #Don’tGetHungUpOnDecor #HangingWeddingDecor

  Brides are you looking for something extra special to amp up your wedding decor? Consider using Hanging Decor! Hanging decor can consist of greenery, paper, glass, flowers or just about any grouping of objects you like. This type of decor works well when you have a large quantity of items. Say your guy loves
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CAKE BREAK: Beaded & Sequined Wedding Cakes #BeadedWeddingCakes

We’ve always got time to “research” beautiful, glamorous, delicious-looking wedding cakes for our brides. And this time we focused on cakes dripping with decadent, delectable, edible sequins and pearls. Now, if only we could figure out how to reach through our computer screen and grab ourselves a piece (or a whole cake)!!! Beaded and sequined bridal cakes are an upscale
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TREND ALERT: Greenery for your Wedding #GiantWreaths #GreeneryBouquets #GreeneryBackdrop

We love the tend towards a greenery-heavy wedding look. From verdant swags, to all-green bouquets and mossy table runners, greenery is making major decor moments at weddings these days. The perfect way to add nature and style to your event, greenery is a fresh alternative to the more traditional floral look. This trend is not only naturally beautiful, but
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BRIDAL STYLE: Fresh and Fabulous Modern Bridal Updos #BridalUpdos #BridalHair

The most popular hairstyle for brides has traditionally been some sort of updo or bun situation. This is because, typically, updos are extra-extra special. Buns bring to mind glamour, ballet dancers, movie stars, royalty and elegance. In most cases this look will require careful styling from a professional, plus an investment of both time and money. In other
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How I Became A Bridal Store Owner by Cathy Montante of Collezione Fortuna Fashion Boutique

Collezione Fortuna Fashion Boutique Cathy Montante, the Owner, Certified Bridal Consultant, Buyer, Celebrity Stylist,  AND Designer behind Collezione Fortuna Fashion Boutique and Bridals in Carmel by the Sea, CA shared with us her amazing journey in the fashion industry. MY STORY My family are Italian Immigrants from the island of Sicily who migrated to the United
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TREND ALERT: Waffle Pops, a fun festival food! Perfect for Weddings #wafflepops #funfood

We are love with a new food trend we’ve been seeing popping up ALL over Instagram and Pinterest, the WAFFLE POP! This confection is a delightful combo of freshly made waffles topped, drizzled and sprinkled with all kinds of sweet shenanigans perched atop a popsicle stick or skewer. It’s portable, festive, fully customizable and perfect
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WEDDING INSPIRATION: Spanish Chic, Colorful Hacienda Style Wedding #SpanishChicWedding

We are crazy for the colorful, textured sights and sounds of Spain and Mexico. And so, of course, we think Spanish Chic is a perfect wedding theme. Plus warmth, passion and love are hallmarks of Spanish values, all good things to celebrate at a marriage ceremony. For your own Spanish style festivities filled with love, family, and culture—be
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Citrus Wedding Palette: Bright & Summery Wedding Color Scheme #CitrusWedding #CitrusPalette #WeddingStyle

There’s nothing brighter and fresher than the colorful shades of citrus: think lemons, limes, grapefruit, oranges and tangerines. We love the idea of turning these fresh-squeezed hues into a wedding palette that’ll really pop for a summer wedding! Set the tone with citrus inspired invites, like these cheerful cards by Lola Lee Invitations. They are the perfect way to
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Pastel Wedding Palette Inspiration #WatercolorWedding

Soft and delicate, pastel shades provide the perfect color story for weddings. With careful planning, pastel touches can infuse your wedding with sweetness and light. Offsetting this scheme with modern touches and bits of nature will keep your event from being too girly. Think of the beautiful, subtle colors found in our natural world: sand,
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TREND ALERT: Geode Wedding Cakes!

Ok, so you might be thinking, “What the heck is a geode and what is it doing on my wedding cake?” Well, in nature, a geode is a rock containing a cavity lined with colorful crystals or other mineral matter. Lots of folks treasure them for their beauty, and find them to have healing powers. We
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All Out GLAM: A Top Wedding Theme for Spring 2017 #GlamWeddings

We’ve surveyed our 2017 brides and one of their favorite wedding themes for Spring is a ceremony and a reception that is a no-holds barred, all-out GLAM affair! Yay! It’s our favorite too!! After all, haven’t we all dreamed of a fairy-tale wedding since we were little girls? We are happy to see the return of old
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Affordable Wedding Dresses for Less Than $1500 in 2017 at your local Bridal Boutiques!

Happy 2017 Brides! Are you looking for your dream dress, but working within a budget? Well, fear not, because our collective of independent bridal stores is thrilled to offer thousands of lovely bridal gowns in all sizes, styles and price points. We thought it would be helpful to highlight some beautiful options for you, all amazingly well-priced
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Bridal Nail Trends for 2017 #NegativeSpaceNails #BridalNeutralNails #ModernMetallicNails

We are love-love-loving the latest trends for nails this spring. From Grownup Metallics to Ladylike Neutrals and Negative Space Nails these fashion forward styles will have your wedding nails on point! Grownup Metallics Upgrade the glittery sparkle you adore to a sophisticated level with a modern metallic nail. A refined way to rock a precious metal manicure
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Rustic Industrial Winter Wedding in Tennessee #RusticIndustrialFarmWedding

re you dreaming of a winter wedding? If so, we think you will be majorly inspired by this gorgeous styled wedding. The creative force behind ZStudio Events, the lovely Morgan Zacheretti, recently collaborated with tons of experts in the wedding industry to produce a wonderful winter wedding shoot with a rustic industrial feel. Morgan explains,