Wedding Vendor Advice, Color Palette Inspiration and More!

Posted by Brenna Cashen on Dec 07, 2016

Happy Wednesday! Our editoral team is busy writing content for the ideas section. Enjoy a few of our favorite articles and real weddings from this week.

10 (Easy!) Steps to Finding and Booking Amazing Wedding Vendors
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Learn 10 easy steps to find wedding pros that will turn your wedding dreams into a wedding reality!

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Blue and Gold Delaware Wedding – A rich color scheme, flawless flowers and more steal-worthy details are packed into this Virginia wedding.

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Who Gives a Speech at a Wedding? Check out this break down of who says what at a wedding.

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Diary of a Wedding Dress Addict –  Read a first hand account of a former bride’s experience with wedding dress FOMO and how she got over it.

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Pastel Kansas Springtime Wedding – These blooms are only the beginning of the pretty, pastel details in this spring soirée. See the rest here!

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San Diego’s Autumn Soirée

Posted by Kim on Dec 05, 2016

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WeddingWire San Diego’s Autumn Soirée at the Junipero Serra Museum brought engaged couples, wedding parties, family and friends together for an evening of wedding inspiration. While learning from some of the area’s top wedding professionals, guests had a chance to try out services, meet other engaged couples, and mix & mingle during this fabulous evening of fun. Take a peek into the event, whimsically captured by Color&Cake Photography.

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After checking in, guests headed over to Bella Beverage Catering for hand-mixed libations and original concoctions.

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With their sips in hand, guests sampled The Wild Thyme Company’s incredible passed hors d’oeuvres like Sweet Potato Ravioli, Chicken Chicharones, and mouth-watering Crudo-Shots.

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Guests loved getting mini makeovers and experimenting with Beauty by Stacey Makeup Artist’s deluxe lip bar, which showcased the hottest trends in glosses, mattes, and colors.

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SONGSTRUCK Weddings by Drew Peters brought expert song-mixing skills and an extensive playlist that kept the evening energized. From oldies, to classics, to pop and rock, the music seamlessly flowed throughout the evening.

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Adding the perfect sweet touch to the evening, The Copper Box offered mini cookies, macarons, and a huge assortment of heavenly pies and baked treats.

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Organic Flora donned tables with their enchanting botanicals and fresh garden arrangements. Their delicate displays added an extra touch of sophistication and subtlety to the evening.

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Raphael’s Party Rentals provided show-stopping place settings and stunning linens that complemented the florals perfectly.

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Guests definitely let their silly sides show with SCM Photo Booth. With dozens of hats, boas, and props, guests loved getting quirky and cute for the camera.

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And to top off all the fun, Serendipity Events shared their expert wedding planning tips with the crowd. Guests got great advice and left feeling inspired for their own big days.

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Thank you to all of our guests and our incredible participating partners! If you’d like to find out about future events, you can reach out to WeddingWire Senior Manager of Consumer Events, Jamie at jamied@weddingwire.com.

Bridesmaid Advice, Winter Wedding Inspiration and More!

Posted by Brenna Cashen on Nov 30, 2016

Happy Wednesday! To help you make it to Friday, enjoy a few of our favorite articles and slideshows from our ideas section.

How to Handle a Bridesmaid Who Wants to Steal Your Spotlight – Do you have a bridesmaid that loves to be the center of attention? See our advice on how to best handle the situation.

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Photo by Marianne Wiest Photography

Winter Wedding Style –  Winter is here! Check out all the details you’ll need to throw a romantic, scenic and cozy winter wedding.

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Photo by Pepper Nix Photography

70th Wedding Anniversary Photos- You have to see these two lovebirds’ adorable anniversary photo shoot!

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Photo by Glitter+Sawdust Studios

Thinking of Letting Your Bridesmaids Wear Whatever They Want? Read This First – One bride shares her advice on how to let your girls pick their own gowns without overwhelming them with too many choices.

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Photo by Jamie Mercurio Photography 

5 Things Nobody Told You About Your Wedding Day – Find out five things you probably didn’t know would happen on your big day.

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Photos by Benjamin Garret Photography 

Dallas’ Autumn Fling & Surprise Proposal!

Posted by Kim on Nov 28, 2016

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All images by Victory Video and Photography

Marie Gabrielle Restaurant and Gardens partnered with WeddingWire for an evening of wedding inspiration for engaged couples and their friends, family, and bridal parties. Guests enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres, sipped on specialty cocktails, and took in the gorgeous venue while learning from Dallas-area wedding professionals. Take a peek into the event, beautifully captured by Victory Video and Photography.

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Guests chatted with Victory Video and Photography while they learned about the many photography and videography styles for weddings.

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Florals always transform a venue and Julias Love Designs’ stunning arrangements wowed guests throughout the evening.

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Many of the brides-to-be and their friends enjoyed pampering themselves while experimenting with airbrush techniques by Lashes & Lace.

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The music of LeForce Entertainment had guests toe-tapping and shoulder-shimmying, bringing just the right party atmosphere.

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Guests loved taking their pictures with hilarious props and funny signs, provided by photoboothdallas.org

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And enjoyed nosh-worthy petit fours, eclairs, and macaroons by Cakes’n Pearls.

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AM Linen Rental added a subtle sparkle to the evening with their sequined linens and accents.

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Guests loved hearing the expert advice from Exceptional Events who shared the upcoming 2017 wedding trends along with their seasoned wedding tips.

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And to everyone’s surprise, there was a proposal at the event! One happy couple got engaged while getting their photos taken in the photobooth.

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A huge thank you to everyone who attended and to all of our participating partners! If you’d like to find out about future events, you can reach out to WeddingWire Senior Manager of Consumer Events, Jamie at jamied@weddingwire.com.

Boston’s Fall Ball

Posted by Kim on Nov 21, 2016

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All photos by BKB & CO

Boston-area couples gathered for an evening of wedding inspiration, fun, and education at the Lenox Hotel. While sipping specialty cocktails and tasting an assortment of goodies from the gorgeous spread, guests mixed,mingled, and picked up priceless tips  from Boston-area wedding vendors. Take a glimpse into the event, perfectly captured by BKB & CO.

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Music helps set the mood for every great event, and 617 Weddings brought the fun. They showed off an extensive repertory of songs, from contemporary hits to American standards, creating just the right atmosphere at each moment throughout the evening.

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Guests enjoyed seeing how the different design elements come together at weddings. Jeri Solomon Floral Design showcased their gorgeous arrangements…

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And Rentals Unlimited brought a stunning table display.

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Guests also loved showing their silly sides with photobooth fun by FB Events

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And glowed in the expert portraits taken by BKB & CO, who also does cinema-style videography & fashion styling.

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Dessert Works brought a sweet note to the event, offering guests stunning sweets displays along with tastings of various cake flavors.  

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Guests enjoyed mini touch-ups from Maryelle Artistry, who showed off their expert beauty skills.

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EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design offered their expert wedding planning tips, answering couples’ burning wedding questions about budgets, guest lists, etiquette, and beyond.

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A huge thank you to everyone who attended and to all of our participating partners! If you’d like to find out about future events, you can reach out to WeddingWire Senior Community Manager Jamie at jamied@weddingwire.com.