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The 2017 Wedding Trend Guide is Here!

Posted by Kim on Dec 21, 2016

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In this season of giving, the WeddingWire team has a special gift for you: the 2017 Wedding Trend Guide is finally here! We are so excited to share the latest in fashion, décor and more to help provide inspiration for your wedding day. Our one caveat: Your wedding does not have to be “trendy” to be amazing—pick and choose the ideas and details that feel right to you and your future spouse. Your wedding should be personal, not Pinterest-perfect. With that said, check out the 2017 Wedding Trend Guide and get inspired!

Cover photo by Jeremy Chou Photography 

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All photos by Caroline Logan Photography

Here at WeddingWire, we are pretty much obsessed with two things: weddings and puppies. So when a story comes along that combines the two, well, we just have to share it with you ASAP.

According to photographer Caroline Logan, Pennsylvania couple Sarah and Matt came up with the genius idea to have their wedding party carry rescue puppies—and of course, Caroline, a dog lover herself, was totally onboard! Five of the puppies are sisters, and are named after the first five First Ladies: Martha, Abigail, Dolley, Elizabeth, and Louisa (seriously, could this be any cuter?). The bride is holding is a nine-week old pitbull rescue pup named Biggie Smalls.

Aside from adding an extra dose of cuteness to the photos, the puppies helped the bridesmaids and groomsmen relax and get comfortable in front of the camera. Says Caroline: “While photographing six rambunctious puppies definitely brought an added challenge, it also caused the bridal party to be more at ease. Having something to divert attention from that uncomfortable “Oh my goodness, I’m getting my picture taken… what do I do with my hands?!” feeling to pure puppy bliss made for relaxed photos where the bridal party was able to focus on interacting with the fun-loving puppies as I documented it all unfold.”

And, in case you’re wondering, the puppies were perfectly behaved and there were no accidents!

Check out the wedding photos below. And, if you’re interested, the puppies are all up for adoption via Pitties Love Peace (here’s their Facebook page), which is where the bride works.

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Looking to save money on a wedding dress? Well, you’re shopping at just the right time! On Saturday, July 16, more than 800 locally-owned bridal salons around the United States and Canada will be participating in the National Bridal Sale Day—offering discounts of up to 80 percent off on wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and evening wear. Want to find out which bridal salons near you are participating? Visit the WeddingWire Events page, click on the city closest to your location, and get all the details on making an appointment at a participating salon near you. Happy shopping—and saving!

TGIF! Here at WeddingWire, we’re wrapping up another week of featuring real weddings, and we’re sharing some of our favorites with you today. Prepare to be inspired by our picks!

Boho New Mexico Barn Wedding – Bree and Chad were married at the Enchanted Acres in Sandia Crest, N.M. on June 14. Their wedding was super romantic on all levels, including this adorable snapshot of the couple’s first look! Bree stunned in her lace tea-length wedding gown, which belonged to her grandmother.

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Photo by Tony Gambino Photography

Winter Utah Ski Resort Wedding – Jessica and Andrew were married at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah on March 7. The bride and her ‘maids braved the snowy weather with warm Ugg boots, and we have to say that it made for a priceless photo op! 

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Photo by Pepper Nix Photography

Bright Maine Barn Wedding – Kate and Whitney were married at The Barn on Walnut Hill in North Yarmouth, Maine on August 22. This couple said “I do” in a beautiful wooded setting, which was followed by a reception in the venue’s barn. They added cheerful pops of color and playful prints to create a whimsical vibe. We love the groom’s floral-patterned tie!

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Photo by Nadra Photography

Autumn Michigan Backyard Wedding – Megan and Jason were married at their home in Muskegon, Mich. on October 17. They kicked off the wedding in an unexpected way: by serving cocktails and dinner before the ceremony! After they said “I do,” the newlyweds partied all night long with their guests and golden retrievers, Charlie and Leonard. Who can resist such a sweet puppy face?

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Photo by Apaige Photography

Green Rhode Island Vineyard Wedding – Rachel and Jason were married at St. Catherine of Siena followed by a reception at Sakonnet Vineyard in Little Compton, R.I. on October 11. If you love lush greenery, this wedding is one that you won’t want to miss! The couple’s decor included a stunning array of eucalyptus, olive leaves, and succulents, accompanied by strands of bistro lights and a sailcloth tent to set the perfect mood.

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Photo by Lev Kuperman Photography

Introducing…The WeddingWire Monogram Generator

Posted by Kim on Jun 17, 2016

wedding-monogram-generator-weddingwireThe great thing about a wedding monogram is that you can use it in so many different ways throughout your wedding and beyond, from invitations to thank-you cards, decor and more. And now it’s easier than ever to create a monogram that’s both unique to you and your spouse, and fits your wedding style. With the brand-new WeddingWire Monogram Generator, simply enter your and your future spouse’s initials (you can put your first initials in boxes 1 and 2, and, if you’d like, a joint last initial as well), and then choose a color that matches your wedding day color scheme. And, voila! You’ll receive 40 different monogram options to choose from, which you can then download and use however you’d like. While you’re at it, take a picture of the creative ways you’re using your monogram, share ’em on Instagram, and tag the photo with #wwmonogramlove so we can all get inspired!. Check out the WeddingWire Monogram Generator—we apologize in advance for the amount of time you’re going to spend playing with this fun tool! #sorrynotsorry