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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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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

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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.

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.