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Introducing…Messages by WeddingWire!

Posted by Kim on May 10, 2016


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. 

Most Popular Wedding Beauty Styles – By State

Posted by Kim on May 02, 2016

When it comes to choosing your wedding-day look, it’s important to have an idea of the general style you want your hair and makeup to reflect. Do you want your look to have a rustic chic vibe or perhaps something more modern or glamorous? Turns out certain styles are more popular in some parts of the country than others. We asked our users to share which wedding-day beauty look they love most—check out the interesting results!



For more wedding hair and beauty inspiration check out our photo galleries »

It’s time for our weekly real weddings recap! Today, we’re sharing five weddings with inspiration for any style, from a glam California ceremony to a laid-back (and lobster-filled) wedding in Maine. Check out each gallery below!

Pink and Teal Minnesota Wedding – Kalin and Nick were married at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Saint Paul, Minn. followed by a reception at Courtyards of Andover in Andover, Minn. on November 21. The couple opted for a bold pink and teal color scheme. Don’t miss the bridesmaids’ pretty gowns!

pink and teal minnesota wedding - eric vest photography

Photo by Eric Vest Photography, Inc. 

Glamorous California Hotel Wedding – Kiran and Ajay were married at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point, Calif. on August 1. Their wedding was filled with traditional Hindu elements, including a gorgeous mandap and the groom’s horseback processional (called a baraat).

glamorous california hotel wedding - lin and jirsa photography

Photo by Lin and Jirsa Photography

Summer Maine Barn Wedding – Betsie and Keith were married at the Historic Alna Meetinghouse followed by a reception at the Round Top Barn in Damariscotta, Maine on September 12. Our editors can’t get enough of this quintessential New England wedding, including the yummy lobster feast! We also love their rustic-chic decor, such as wildflower centerpieces and checkered table linens.

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Photo by The Maine Tinker Studio

Classic Minnesota Summer Wedding – Kate and Stephen were married at the Cathedral of Saint Paul followed by a reception at 413 on Wacouta Event Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota on July 18. Everything about their wedding was timeless and classic, from the bride’s A-line gown to the gold and white tablescapes at the reception. Plus, we can’t resist their adorable pup, Cooper, who was a part of the big day.

classic minnesota summer wedding - dnk photography

Photo by DnK Photography

Chic Outer Banks Estate Wedding – Janna and Sam were married at The Whalehead Club in Corolla, N.C. on May 29. Peach and ivory created the perfect palette for this Southern spring wedding. We especially love the bride’s amazing bouquet (it weighed more than five pounds!) of peonies and garden roses.

chic outer banks estate wedding - genevieve stewart photography

Photo by Genevieve Stewart Photography

This week, our five favorite real weddings include a laid-back farm wedding in Maryland, a sophisticated autumn wedding in Alabama, and a colorful spring wedding in Nashville. We hope you love them just as much as we do. See the full galleries below, and happy Friday!

Laid-Back Maryland Farm Wedding – Julia and Tom were married at Star Bright Farm in White Hall, Md. on October 3. Their wedding took place during a hurricane, but the weather didn’t put a damper on the big day! They personalized their wedding with handmade details and an intimate garden ceremony.

Laid-Back Maryland Farm Wedding - EarthMark Photography

Photo by EarthMark Photography

Spring Nashville Warehouse Wedding – Ashton and Ruddy were married at West End United Methodist Church followed by a reception at Houston Station in Nashville, Tenn. on March 21. We love the bride’s stunning bouquet, which included bright red anemones, Juliet garden roses, peonies, and tulips. So perfect for spring!

Spring Nashville Warehouse Wedding - The Collection

Photo by The Collection

Classic Canada Summer Wedding – Fiona and Spencer were married at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church followed by a reception at Cymbria Lions Club in Rustico, Price Edward Island, Canada on August 1. The couple chose an emerald green and blush color scheme with gold accents. The understated reception decor is proof that sometimes, less is more (and just as beautiful).

Classic Canada Summer Wedding - Heather Wilkinson

Photo by Heather Wilkinson

Sophisticated Alabama Barn Wedding – Laura and Luke were married at The Barn at Shady Lane in Birmingham, Ala. on October 17. Their big day was all about classic elements, such as a black and white color scheme accented with cobalt blue. The night ended with a magical sparkler send-off. What could be more romantic?

Sophisitcated Alabama Barn Wedding- Cottom + Clover Photography

Photo by Cotton + Clover Photography

Bright New Jersey Backyard Wedding – Jackie and Nick were married at the bride’s parents’ home in West Long Branch, N.J. on September 5. If you’re looking for on-trend details – think gold accents, oversized floral arrangements, and sparkly bridesmaid dresses – you won’t want to miss this wedding. Bonus: The reception took place poolside in the backyard!

Bright New Jersey Backyard Wedding - George Street Photo & Video

Photo by George Street Photo & Video

When meeting with your hair stylist and/or makeup artist, it can be a good idea to bring photos of looks you love to help your pro get a sense of the styles you like. Often, celebrities’ red carpet style can provide great inspiration for wedding-day hair and makeup looks. But, which celebs do brides particularly love? We asked 6,500 WeddingWire users to share their wedding-day icons—and here are the results! For more hair and makeup inspiration, visit our WeddingWire photo galleries!