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St. Louis’ Autumn Bash

Posted by Kim on Oct 14, 2016

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All photos by Elisa Petersen Photography

Couples in St. Louis gathered with their family, friends, and bridal parties in a celebration of fall weddings. While mixing and mingling, guests enjoyed tasty treats, lively music, and wedding inspiration galore at the 9th Street Abbey. Peak into the event, gorgeously captured by Elisa Petersen Photography.

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As guests arrived, they were offered sips and bites by Patty Long Catering at 9th Street Abbey. From a savory charcuterie plate to grilled and glazed shrimp, guests dined on a mouthwatering array of bites from their extensive menu.

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Guests enjoyed the fun sounds of Millenium Productions, who mixed fun cocktail party music with their classic wedding playlist.

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Looks By Lisa provided big day beauty advice and gave guests samples to help them in the beauty decisions.

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BHive Events gave their expert wedding planning advice, sharing their top tips and tricks for a stress-free wedding.

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Fish Eye Fun Photobooth brought sequined fedoras, crazy masks, and endless options for photobooth pictures. Guests loved seeing how pictures turned out with the fish eye lens.

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Always in Bloom Florist added subtle blushes and ivories with their spectacular centerpiece displays, incorporating roses, hydrangeas, and candles.

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The perfect sweet end to the evening was provided by The Sweet Divine, who offered mini versions of their award winning cupcakes while showcasing their sensational hand-crafted cakes.

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A huge thank you to everyone who attended and to all of our partners! If you’d like to find out about future events, you can reach out to WeddingWire Community Consultant Amanda at abutterfield@weddingwire.com.

Austin’s Fall Fête

Posted by Kim on Oct 10, 2016

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Photos by Brio Photography

Friends, family, and bridal parties of Austin-area couples gathered together for an evening of mingling, music, and wedding inspiration at the Palm Door on Sabine. While celebrating their upcoming nuptials, couples met with Austin wedding professionals and saw how all the details of a wedding come together. Take a glimpse into the event, beautifully captured by Brio Photography.

 

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Pink Avocado Catering offered an incredible array of bites and nibbles, including roasted veggie cones, brisket sliders, and mouth-watering roast beef canapés. Couples enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres along with signature cocktails, including Austin Palomas.

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Bloom & Leaf brought personalized arrangements, decorating the tables with sentimental objects like pearls, antique vases, and bound books, giving couples a look into how they can use meaningful items to add charm and personalization to their own wedding day.

 

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Brides and their friends received mini makeovers from Adore Makeup Boutique & Salon, receiving expert tips on how to curl their hair and add easy makeup touches to enhance their look.

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Greenbelt DJ Productions created the perfect party vibe with a mix of pop classics and contemporary hits, showing how an expert DJ can create a fun mix with different musical genres.

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As couples settled in, Jennifer from Altar Ego Weddings gave her Wedding Do’s and Don’t’s, sharing her top advice for engaged couples on how to make the most out of their big day.

 

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Guests were able to step outside and enjoy sips in the antique lounge, expertly created by Birch & Brass Rentals. With boho accents, couples enjoyed the striking lounge underneath festoon lights and an autumn breeze.

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Guests took their photos in the Live Oak Photo Booth, enjoying the variety of boas, masks, mustaches, and hats.

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Cakes ROCK!!! brought cupcakes in some of their most original flavors, including cinnamon churro, tropical, and margarita. Guests were able to taste and sample while viewing the stunning cake sculptures.

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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 Consultant Amanda at abutterfield@weddingwire.com.

Pittsburgh’s September Soirée

Posted by Kim on Oct 03, 2016

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Pittsburgh-area couples enjoyed an evening of wedding inspiration with their friends, family, and bridal parties at the Omni William Penn Hotel during WeddingWire Pittsburgh’s September Soirée. While sipping libations and enjoying meticulously crafted hors d’oeuvres, guests mingled with other couples, met local wedding professionals, and enjoyed a reception full of gorgeous details. Take a peek into the event, expertly captured by Tracy Brien Photography.

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The Omni William Penn Hotel provided a stunning backdrop for the event with the elegant beauty of the Urban Room on the 17th floor. Guests enjoyed caprese bites, a charcuterie spread, and a carving station, alongside the Omni’s shining service.

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Adding to the elegance of the evening were specialty linens provided by Lendable Linens. From lace overlays, to rose gold sequins, they showcased how stylish details can transform the look and feel of a space.

 

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Event Source displayed specialty chairs and exquisite place settings, giving guests an example of chic details.

 

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Stunning floral arrangements were provided by Karrie Hlista Floral Design. From eucalyptus runners to blush roses and white hydrangeas, the florals enhanced the evening’s ambiance and subtle beauty.

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Blake Artistry brought their full inventory of makeup and expertise, offering tips on how brides can look their best on their big day and providing mini makeovers to guests.

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Modern Era Weddings and Events mixed just the right tempo into the evening with their DJ and mixing abilities. The evening’s score started refined and elegant and ended the evening with danceable tunes, putting a fun spring in everyone’s step.

 

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The photobooth was also provided by Modern Era Weddings and Events, who brought their best props and treated all the guests to photobooth fun.

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Nicole, from Your Big Day, offered guests her top wedding planning tips, as she shared her years of wedding planning expertise with the crowd. Guests learned all kinds of fun ways to stick to their wedding budgets as well as how to relax on their big day.

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Guests savored tasty mini cupcakes provided by Mixed With Love, who presented their array of cake styles, from fondant to nearly naked cakes.

 

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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 Consultant Amanda at abutterfield@weddingwire.com.

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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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Chicagoland’s End of Summer Soirée

Posted by Kim on Sep 19, 2016

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All photos by Hazelton Photography

Chicago-area couples gathered with their friends, family, and bridal parties to experience the rustic beauty of The Haight for the WeddingWire End of Summer Soirée. While mingling with other engaged couples, they enjoyed meeting talented wedding vendors from the Chicagoland area and seeing first-hand how the details of a real wedding all come together. Take a peek into the event, expertly captured by Hazelton Photography.

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Couples enjoyed freshly prepared bites by My Chef Catering, who cooked shrimp in a beurre blanc sauce to order and also passed hors d’oeuvres throughout the event.

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Guests sipped specialty cocktails and champagne, poured by Chicago Beverage Catering.

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The creations of Town & Country Gardens added romantic ambiance through their gorgeous florals and charming lantern-adorned table runners.

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As guests mingled, David Rothstein Music provided a warm and bright piano score that perfectly suited the evening.

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Couples looked forward to hearing from Leanne, from You Name It Events, who offered her top wedding planning tips, helping guests gain insight into the most important aspects of planning the perfect, stress-free day.

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As a special way to celebrate their engagement, Cara Dunning provided caricatures for the engaged couples, who loved having a special memento from the event.

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Guests enjoyed getting their photos taken with thePIXbooth, whose wide selection of fun and funny props made for some hilarious photos.

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The Sugar Path sweetened the evening with mini cupcakes, s’mores bars, and cake jar favors.

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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 Consultant Amanda at abutterfield@weddingwire.com.