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Happy Friday! This week, we’re sharing a beautiful autumn wedding from Arkansas, boho wedding inspiration from Los Angeles, a brunch wedding from Texas, and last but not least, two summer weddings to celebrate the start of June. Enjoy the full galleries below!

Summer Montana Barn Wedding – Whitney and Patrick were married at the Big Yellow Barn in Bozeman, Mont. on July 3. Their outdoor ceremony took place on a beautiful summer day, complete with a stunning mountain backdrop.  A reception was held inside the venue’s cozy barn.

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Photo by Kacie Q Photography

Nautical Maryland Inn Wedding – Megan and Brian were married at the Inn at Osprey Point in Rock Hall, Md. on September 19. This waterfront soiree has us swooning. We love the bridesmaids’ beaded seafoam green gowns, not to mention the gorgeous reception decor that had just the right amount of nautical details (think navy striped runners and weathered wood).

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Photo by Flora + Fauna

Modern Boho Los Angeles Wedding – Natalia and Kyle were married at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Los Angeles, Calif. on June 20. You won’t want to miss the oh-so-amazing view from their ceremony site, which was at the top of a hill overlooking L.A.! We especially love Natalia’s eye-catching pink bouquet filled with proteas, ranunculuses, and peonies.

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Photos by Smashing Weddings 

Playful Texas Brunch Wedding – Anna and Erick were married at St. Jerome Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas followed by a reception at ZaZa Gardens on February 28. If you’re considering a morning wedding, check out the full gallery for more inspiration! The couple treated their guests to yummy brunch food, such as made-to-order waffles and bananas foster.

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Photo by Monica Roberts Photography

Woodsy Arkansas Ranch Wedding – Emaly and Thomas were married at the Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch in Dardanelle, Ark. on November 22. Getting hitched in the fall? Take a cue from this couple and choose a color scheme with dark red, gold, gray, and purple hues. The result is so pretty!

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Photo by B.Matthews Creative

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Since the Supreme Court’s historic ruling in favor of nationwide marriage equality on June 26, 2015, the wedding-planning landscape in the United States has changed. How? Well, WeddingWire, Inc., Community Marketing & Insights (CMI), GayWeddings and the Gay Wedding Institute just released the 2016 Survey of Contemporary Couples & Current Wedding Trends which details just how far we’ve come and how much weddings have changed in the relatively short time since the historic ruling.

Here are a few interesting details from the report, which comes from a survey of 1,400 respondents:

  • More same-sex couples are now choosing to get married in their home states (77%) because they no longer need to travel to another state for legal marriage recognition.
  • The number of same-sex couples celebrating their unions with a ceremony and reception with invited guests has increased to 79%, from 43% prior to 2013.
  • Emotional support for same-sex couples has increased. For example, support from parents of same-sex couples has increased from 46% to 60%, compared to 86% for opposite-sex couples.

To learn more about same-sex couples post-marriage equality, check out the 2016 Survey of Contemporary Couples & Current Wedding Trends »

WeddingWire Cleveland’s Spring Soirée

Posted by Kim on May 31, 2016

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Cleveland-area engaged couples and their wedding parties, family, and friends gathered at The Barn at Mapleside Farms for WeddingWire Cleveland’s Spring Soirée. This evening affair featured talented Cleveland wedding vendors who pulled out all the stops to provide couples with a memorable experience. From delicious bites and beverages to engaging entertainment to planning advice, there was no shortage of wedding inspiration. Take a peek inside the party, perfectly captured by Genevieve Nisly Photography.

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The Barn at Mapleside Farms provided the perfect party backdrop, with its breathtaking views, vaulted ceilings, and rustic elegant ambiance.

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Guests enjoyed drinks on the terrace and mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres from A Taste of Excellence Catering that included open-faced mini sliders and a stunning antipasto display. For dessert, Patisserie 42 served up a variety of mini cupcakes while showcasing their gorgeous cake creations.

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Graceful Wedding Company dressed up the space with beautiful floral arrangements set atop wood slice chargers. Amber uplighting and in-house string lights enhanced the intimate and romantic vibe of the venue.

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Guests enjoyed music from Raise the Roof Entertainment while they mingled and posed for 60-second caricatures from Adam Pate

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…and enjoyed photo booth fun complete with a huge array of props from inFocus PhotoBooths.

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Brides-to-be also enjoyed a little pampering in the bridal suite, where Ashley Matho On Location Makeup Artistry provided bridal beauty tips and touch-ups.

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To round out the inspirational evening, two local wedding planners shared their top tips with guests. Valarie from Kirkbrides and Jennifer from Heart 2 Heart Occasions revealed their expert ideas to help make the planning process smoother – a perfect addition for couples with questions!

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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 Community Manager Jamie at jamied@weddingwire.com.

It’s time for our weekly real weddings recap! Today, we’re sharing five weddings with inspiration for classic, glam, and whimsical styles, plus two amazing non-traditional wedding gowns. Keep reading to see our favorite details:

Tropical Glam Florida Wedding – Nicole and Tim were married at The Lodge at Wakulla Springs in Wakulla Springs, Fla. on November 7. For their wedding, this couple was inspired by old Hollywood glamour. They added a bit of tropical flair with a bold orange and blue color scheme. Some of our favorite details include the bird of paradise cake and the bride’s shimmering gown!

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Photo by Artsinfotos Photography

Purple Washington Hotel Wedding – Jennifer and Edwin were married at the Hotel Bellevue in Bellevue, Wash. on August 15. How adorable are their first look reactions? Check out the full gallery to see the couple’s glam purple reception, which was filled with votive candles, crystal strands and metallic silver accents.

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Photo by Lazzat Photography, LLC

Chic Massachusetts Pier Wedding – Emily and David were married at the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club in Vineyard Haven, Mass. on October 17. Romantic centerpieces, watercolor invitations and a harborfront ceremony are just a few things we’re loving about this Martha’s Vineyard wedding — not to mention the bride’s stunning blush wedding gown by Monique Lhuillier!

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Photo by Ashley Tilton Photography

Autumn Pennsylvania Inn Wedding  Anna and Viktor were married at The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm in Holicong, Pa. on October 31. We have to admit that we’re totally smitten with these confetti-filled balloons, which brought the perfect touch of whimsy to the big day.

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Photo by Asya Photography

Spring New Mexico Park Wedding – Chelsea and Will were married at the Event Center at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque, N.M. on May 4. If you’re getting marred in the spring, don’t miss this wedding! From the bridesmaids’ pastel gowns to the fresh floral decor, this couple’s big day was quintessentially spring chic.

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Photo by Emily Joanne Wedding Films & Photography

Introducing…Messages by WeddingWire!

Posted by Kim on May 10, 2016

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WeddingWire is excited to introduce Messages—the newest way to manage all of your vendor conversations!

With Messages you can keep track of your communication with vendors in one place, reply instantly through your personal email or WeddingWire account, and get real time notifications in your account when vendors reply. This is so important when it comes to effectively communicating with your wedding pros

Messages is available across desktop and mobile and will be coming to the WW app soon. To learn more about this new feature, click here.