Wedding Favor Inspiration, Music Ideas and More!

Posted by Brenna Cashen on Aug 31, 2016

Happy Wednesday! It’s time for our weekly recap! Here are five of our favorite articles and slideshows from the Editorial team to help you get through the week. See our ideas and inspiration below:

20 Modern Processional Songs That Cue All The Tears- From instrumental to some poppy hits, check out our list of perfect processional songs that will have you, your S.O. and all your guests tearing up. 
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      Photo by Kristyn Marie Photography

10 Creative Wedding Favor Display Ideas – Looking for a unique way to display your wedding favors?  From sticking with a theme to showing them off in vase, here are a few of our favorite ideas.
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Photo by Vitaly M Photography

Songs You’re Guaranteed to Hear at Every Wedding – Get your whole wedding on the dance floor with these must-play hits! 

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20 Reasons Why We (Still) Love Cupcakes – While cupcakes became popular at weddings ten years ago, there are still A LOT of reasons to love this bite-sized treat. Check out all the reasons we still love cupcakes here:

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10 Awesome Things to Include In Your Wedding Welcome Bag – Welcome bags are a great way to thank your out-of-town guests. See a few ideas of what to include in a welcome bag! 
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 Photo by Gumula Photography

Wedding Day Tips, Reception Inspiration and More!

Posted by Brenna Cashen on Aug 24, 2016

It’s Wednesday! Our Editorial Team is busy writing content for our Ideas Section. To help you get through the week, we are sharing some of our favorite slideshows and articles. See them below!

20 Wedding Day Hacks Every Couple Should Know– Event planners share their secrets on how to make your big day run as smoothly as possible!
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Photo by Jeremy Lee Bachuss Photography

14 Rustic Centerpiece Ideas Besides Mason Jars Antlers, vegetables, crates and more! Here are 14 centerpieces to consider for your rustic wedding!

Photo by Dawn Elizabeth Studios

      Photo by Dawn Elizabeth Studios

8 Must-Know Wedding Registry Rules –  You’ll definitely want to keep theses rules in mind while creating your wedding registry!

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Photo by Levien & Lens Photography

6 Tips for Taking Wedding Photos If You’re Camera Shy – From trying out an engagement shoot to focusing on your spouse, check out our photo tips for people who don’t love the spotlight.

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Photo by Mark Fierst Photography

8 Popular Wedding Reception Seating Styles –  Check out 8 different ways to set up seating at your reception!

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Photo by Thompson Photographic Studios

Today, we’re sharing a story that stopped us in our tracks and has us reaching for the closest box of tissues. Happy tears, we promise!

When family and friends arrived to Jaquie Farmer and Andy Goncher’s wedding, the guests didn’t know that they were about to get the surprise of a lifetime. Jaquie, who was left paralyzed after a swimming accident in 2008, had been in a wheelchair ever since she was 17 years old. She didn’t know if she would ever be able to walk again, but she was determined to try. Over the next several years, Jaquie spent hundreds of hours going to the gym and doing physical therapy, hoping to regain the strength to stand on her own again someday.

She met Andy through a dating app in 2013. He proposed two years later, and that’s when Jaquie made it her goal to walk down the aisle and dance wheelchair-free at their wedding.

When the big day arrived on May 22, 2016, Jaquie stunned everyone by getting out of her wheelchair and walking down the aisle, her mom and grandfather by her side. Amazingly, the bride was able to stand for most of the wedding, including the newlyweds’ first dance. Watch the sweet video below!

The bride, who looked stunning in her blush tulle and lace gown by Elizabeth Dye, is an inspiration to all of us here at WeddingWire. Congratulations, Jaquie and Andy!

WeddingWire Charlotte’s Summer Soirée

Posted by Kim on Aug 22, 2016

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All photos by Love Shutter Photography

Engaged couples from throughout the Charlotte area gathered together with their family and friends for an evening of celebration and wedding inspiration at WeddingWire Charlotte’s Summer Soirée. The Levine Museum of the New South provided the perfect backdrop for this celebratory affair, with it’s stunning Lobby and Atrium spaces. Guests soaked up the beauty of the evening while learning from local wedding pros, enjoying delicious bites, and gaining ideas for their own big days. Enjoy a glimpse into the soirée, flawlessly captured by Love Shutter Photography.

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DELECTABLES by holly Catering pulled out all the stops with mouthwatering morsels that included shrimp and grits, biscuits with Smithfield smoked ham and brown sugar butter sauce, and marsala mascarpone mousse with grilled peach and prosciutto that kept guests coming back for more.

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Meanwhile, Wow Factor Cake Design satisfied every sweet tooth with their incredible cake bites and stunning show cakes.

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Pink Petunia Designs transformed the venue with their impressive floral arrangements, accenting tabletops throughout the Lobby and Atrium. The centerpieces and bouquets overflowed with a gorgeous variety of blooms. Lovely linens were provided by Party Time Rentals

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In the Lobby, guests relaxed in the beautiful lounge created with vintage furniture and romantic china from Evermore – the perfect addition for a memorable event.

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Amidst the sampling and imbibing, guests indulged in some well-deserved pampering! Cali Stott Hair & Makeup Artistry offered a lip bar for anyone wanting to add some color to their life and answered burning bridal beauty questions.

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Guests also practiced perfecting their poses with an abundance of props and a glittery backdrop in Shutter Hutch’s open air photobooth.  

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But the fun didn’t stop there! Carolina DJ Professionals kept the party poppin’ with their wide array of tunes and effortlessly set the mood with each song.

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To top off a truly inspirational evening, Mandi with Social 10 Events shared her expert wedding planning tips with the crowd. Not only did she drop serious knowledge on couples, but she also incorporated a handful of brides and grooms into her presentation to illustrate the different ways in which priorities for the big day can differ from couple to couple.

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Thank you so much to everyone who attended the event, and to our incredible event partners! If you’d like to find out about future events, please email WeddingWire Community Manager Jamie at jamied@weddingwire.com

Glam Winter Wedding Inspo, Groomsmen Gift Ideas and More!

Posted by Brenna Cashen on Aug 17, 2016

Happy Wednesday! Our Editorial Team has been busy writing content for our Ideas Section! So, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite real weddings, slideshows and articles to help get you through the rest of the week. Check them out below:

Snowy Glamorous Minnesota Wedding- Beat the summer heat with all the steal-worthy winter wedding details of this day.
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Photo by Anna Grinets Photography

11 Awesome Groomsmen Gifts –  Fitness buffs to beer lovers, we have a gift ideas perfect for all types of groomsmen.

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Glamorous California Winter Wedding –  From branches draped in crystals to a jaw-dropping mermaid gown, this wedding provides endless glamour!

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How to Politely Decline a Wedding Invitation- Check out our etiquette tips on how to let a couple know you won’t be able to make it to their big day.

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Glam New Year’s Eve Lodge Wedding
This wedding has all the glitz and glamour of New Years Eve with a rustic touch. See it all here:

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Photo by Pepper Nix Photography