Phoenix’s Fall Fête

Posted by Kim on Oct 31, 2016

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All photos by Rachel Leintz Photography

Phoenix area couples enjoyed a glamorous night at the stunning 12 West Main in downtown Mesa, AZ. WeddingWire arranged an evening of wedding inspiration, complete with top notch vendors, dazzling decor, and tasty treats. Couples relaxed while sipping mimosas, learning from wedding pros, and chatting with their friends, family, and bridal parties. Rachel Leintz Photography caught it all on camera, expertly captured below.

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Guests were floored when they saw how Lena’s Flowers & Catering pulled out all the stops with enchanting decor…

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showcasing their ceremony setup…

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and adding offering fresh catering with friendly service.

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Peter Diozzi DJ 602 Weddings brought the perfect party vibe with a mix of wedding classics seamlessly combined with cocktail lounge. The music was crisp and clear without overpowering the guests, creating just the right ambiance.

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Every party needs a kick of fun and Snapbooth Entertainment did not disappoint. From crazy hats to goofy glasses, guests got silly and took home mementos of the merriment.

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Guests got to visit the bridal suite while getting expert beauty advice from Krystal | Pro Makeup Artist, who offered lash and lipstick favors and gave mini makeovers to brides and bridal parties.

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Bamboo Bakery brought a smile to anyone with a sweet tooth, offering delectable sweet treats while showing off their stunning display cakes.

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Guests couldn’t wait until Prep2Wed took the mic, sharing their top wedding tips and prepping couples on how to plan stress-free and fun weddings.

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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.

Tips for Grooms, Engagement Advice and More!

Posted by Brenna Cashen on Oct 26, 2016

It’s Wednesday! Our editorial team is busy writing content for our ideas section. Check out some of our favorite tips and advice articles below!

Groom’s Emergency Kit Must-Haves – 
 
From a lint brush to some extra cufflinks, check out a few items every groom should definitely bring to their wedding day:

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Photo by Cameron Reynolds Photography

6 Things That Change Once You Get Engaged – If you #justsaidyes, congrats! Here are 6 things that will start happening to you:

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Photo by Christie Froom Photography

The Pros and Cons of a Big Wedding Party – Debating how many people you want by your side on your big day? Learn the pros and cons of having a big wedding day squad:

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 Photo by Paula Bartosiewicz Photography 

What’s the Difference Between a Tuxedo and a Suit? – Trying to figure out which one you should pick for your big day? Learn what the differences and the occasions each are best for here:

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Photo by MyLife Photography

How to Preserve Your Wedding Cake – What better way to celebrate your one-year anniversary than with a bite of your wedding cake? Learn the best ways to keep it tasting delicious one-year later.

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Photo by Artistic Imagez

Wedding Etiquette Tips, Barn Wedding Inspiration and More!

Posted by Brenna Cashen on Oct 19, 2016

Happy Wednesday! To help you make it to Friday,  here’s a recap of some of our favorite articles and wedding inspiration. Get inspired below:

The 13 Most Awkward Wedding-Related Conversations You’ll Have—And What to Say – See our advice on how to politely handle these potentially awkward conversations!

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Photo by Vanessa Joy Photography

Yellow Virginia Barn Wedding – Dreaming of a bright, barn wedding? This wedding is packed with sunflowers and rustic inspo, so be sure to take some notes!

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Photo by Andrea Caresse Lewis Photography

5 Engagement Party Budget Tips – From keeping the menu simple to skipping the gifts, check out five easy tips to help you celebrate your engagement on a budget.

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Photo by Morgan Marie Photography

The 16 Most-Asked Wedding Etiquette Questions, and How to (Realistically) Answer Them –  Can I print my registry on my invitations? Do I have to invite kids? Can I ask for cash instead of gifts? We’ve got the answers to these questions and more!

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Rustic Chic Texas Barn Wedding – Bright blooms, the most drool-worthy cake and a gorgeous venue you need to see! Get all the details here.

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Photo by McElligott Photography

 

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.