Jul
25
Editor’s Weekly Wrap-up: Fun Wedding Ideas For the Beer and Cocktail Lover, DIY Ombre Toasting Glasses, Reception Details You Probably Haven’t Thought Of, Rustic Bohemian Anniversary Shoot, And Balloon Decor
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It’s that time of week again! Here are some of our editor’s favorite boards and ideas that you may have missed:

13 Fun Wedding Ideas For the Beer and Cocktail Lover- Nothing gets a party started like alcohol-infused beverages (that’s not the only way of course, but it’s a good one!). Check out these fun ideas we found from real couples.

Photo by Sweet Little Photographs

DIY Ombre Toasting Glasses- Use these sweet champagne coups for a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or wedding reception! It’s just 5 easy steps.

Photo by Brittni Mehlhoff of Paper & Stitch 

12 Reception Details You Probably Haven’t Thought Of- From unique favors to a live artist painting your ceremony, there are so many ways to make your reception unique! Take a peek at one of our many ideas.

Photo by Natalie Bray Photography

Rustic Bohemian Anniversary Shoot- This wedding has everything from a pick-up truck to a live horse! If you’re having a rustic wedding, use this shoot as your inspiration.

Photo by Jasmine Lee Photography

Balloon Decor- This decor element is just for kid birthday parties! Use them at your wedding for whimsical or colorful accent.

Photo by Anneli Marnovich Photography 


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Jul
24
Leah + Tim: A Flirty And Fun Blue Summer California Historic Manor Wedding By Jason Burns Photography
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 Photos: Jason Burns PhotographySecond Shooter: Jennifer Corbin PhotographyVenue: The Crestmore ManorDJ: Ultimate Events

Leah and Eric were married at The Crestmore Manor in Riverside, Calif. on June 28. Fun fact: They met their sophomore year at Azusa Pacific University. Go Cougars! The bride wore a strapless ball gown with a ruffled skirt, accessorized with her hair in a sideswept ponytail, while the groom wore a three-piece dark gray suit, accessorized with a solid tie. Bridesmaids wore short satin blue dresses and carried bouquets of peonies, roses, and hydrangeas. Guests were greeted with cold bottles of water and mini trail mix snacks upon arrival to beat the heat and any hungry stomaches. The labeling said, “Traffic was NUTS, the drive was HEARTY; you may be tired, BUT it’s time to PARTY.” Following the exchanging of vows and rings underneath old shade trees, the reception began in the courtyard, lit with string lights overhead. Escort cards were displayed on a board adorned with ribbons, and tables were decorated with textured linens, pink and white glass vase centerpieces atop mirrors, and bubbles at each place setting, which served double-duty as favors. In addition to a three-tiered cake topped with a monogram, there was also a fully-stocked dessert bar, complete with delectables like lollipops, macarons, cupcakes, sour roll ups, and meringues. Believe it or not — the newlyweds performed their first dance just as the sun was setting. See the full board here.

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Jul
23
Leah + Eric: A Modern Black-Tie Texas Rooftop Wedding By Hilary Grace Photography
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Photos: Hilary Grace PhotographyEvent Planner: AK Event DesignCeremony Venue: First Presbyterian Church of DallasReception Venue: The Venue at 400 North ErvayFloral Designer: Bonney Blooms

Leah and Eric were married in a traditional church ceremony at First Presbyterian followed by a reception at The Venue at 400 North Ervay in Dallas, Texas on March 22. The bride wore a strapless a-line wedding gown with all-over embroidered beading, accessorized with a fingertip-length veil, while the groom wore a black tuxedo, accessorized with a solid bow tie and pocket square. Bridesmaids wore a combination of short and long green chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of peonies, hydrangeas, and anemones. What could be cooler than cocktail hour on a rooftop deck in the heart of downtown? Guests enjoyed getting cozy on contemporary couches, accented with yellow and gray patterned decorative pillows and lit with geometric chandeliers. Since they both are wine distributors, it only made sense to subtly wove that theme into the decor. For example, escort cards were displayed on initialed corks, centerpieces were filled in wooden crates, and numbers were printed on bottles. In lieu of a guest book, well wishes were written on a selection of reds and whites for the newlyweds to open on future anniversaries. A three-tiered textured fondant and buttercream-frosted cake was served after dinner and in between dancing, but there was also a surprise! A mini chocolate cake for Eric. See the full board here.

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Jul
22
Arielle + Scott: A Vintage Picture-Themed Spring Virginia Historic Mansion Wedding By PW Photography
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Photos: PW PhotographyVenue: Historic Mankin MansionFloral Designer: The Green FlamingoDress Designer: Marisa from Bella Rosa BridalHair Stylist: Jessica Kroll; Makeup Artist: Jessica Kroll and Carly Whiting; Shoes: Badgley MischkaBridesmaid Dresses: J.CrewGroom’s Attire: Bella Rosa BridalVintage Furniture: Paisley & JadeRentals: Classic Party RentalsCaterer: White House CateringInvitations:  Shabby ScrapPlates:  Something VintageCeremony and Reception Musician: Martin Ramirez; Cake:  Sweet FixPhoto Booth: Red Eye Photo Booths

Arielle and Scott were married at Historic Mankin Mansion in Richmond, Va. on April 26. “Mankin Mansion is a beautiful wedding site that embodies old world charm,” Arielle said. “The trees and courtyard were lit with cast iron lanterns, and I invited my guests to enjoy the setting by renting vintage couches for lounging.” The bride wore a sweetheart lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with a keyhole back, accessorized with a floor-length veil, while the groom wore a three-piece gray suit, accessorized with a striped tie. Bridesmaids wore short chiffon dresses in dusty shale and graphite gray hues and carried bouquets of roses, hydrangeas, and Queen Anne’s lace. ”The weather for our wedding was something out of a fairytale,” she said. “It was low 80s and mostly sunny. The grounds were covered in wisteria, a purple flowering vine that puts off such a calming scent that carried throughout the entire evening.” After the exchanging of vows and rings, the newlyweds recessed down the aisle as guests threw lavender. “I remember thinking how happy we were to be surrounded by all of the people, who have loved and supported us throughout the years,” Arielle said. The reception followed underneath a pole tent, low lit with crystal chandeliers. Tables were decorated with white linens, lace doilies, gold charger plates, vintage teacups, and mix ‘n’ matched vase and vessel centerpieces. ”I spent my days off visiting thrift shops buying mismatched china, silver antiques, and unique glass vases,” she said. “I became enamored by all of the stories behind each item we collected.” There was also a display of family photos too! “We felt that it was important to blend the past with our future because it gave us a sense of pride for the families we came from,” Arielle said. They performed their first dance to “Cruisin’” by D’Angelo, posed in the photo booth with fun props, cut a five-tiered fondant cake, and exited at the end of the night amongst a sea of sparklers. See the full board here.

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