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In addition, our Real Weddings Editor is also busy featuring cute couples for our photo galleries! Each week, she’ll be sharing her favorite real weddings on Fridays at noon. Check out this roundup below:

Elegant Mississippi Grove Wedding – Mare and Jake were married at The University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. on May 2. They hopped onto a double-decker bus after the ceremony for a sightseeing tour of downtown Oxford!

Elegant Mississippi Grove Wedding - b. flint photography

Photo by b. flint photography

Massachusetts Mansion Wedding – Elizabeth and Richard were married at the Pierce House in Lincoln, Mass. on July 11. Guests stayed cool in the summer heat with vintage-style parasols, and the bride and groom received a sweet surprise from their officiant during the ceremony.

Massachusetts Mansion Wedding  - Ashley Largesse Photography

Photo by Ashley Largesse Photography

Winter White Louisiana Wedding – Kellie and John-Paul were married at St. Joseph’s Abbey in St. Benedict, La. followed by a reception at the bride’s parents’ home on December 20. Their wedding is photographic evidence that it’s okay (and beautiful!) to break away from traditional winter color schemes.

Winter White Louisiana Wedding - Arte De Vie

Photo by Arte De Vie

Relaxed Minnesota Vineyard Wedding – Sarah and Taylor were married at Sovereign Estate in Waconia, Minn. on August 3. “Do whatever you want, it’s your day!” Sarah advised for engaged couples. “Once the wedding weekend arrives, just relax and have fun.” We agree!

Relaxed Minnesota Vineyard Wedding - Erin Johnson Photography

Photo by Erin Johnson Photography

Navy and Red Summer Kansas Wedding – Erin and Adam were married at Prince of Peace Catholic Church followed by a reception at Olathe Community Center in Olathe, Kan. on July 19. We love that the bride walked down the aisle in a pair of red glitter flats. “What Kansas girl doesn’t have just a little bit of Dorothy in her after all?” Erin said.

Navy and Red Summer Kansas Wedding - Anecdotally Yours

Photo by Anectdotally Yours

Wedding Video of the Week: The Voice Proposal

Posted by Alexandra on Oct 01, 2015

Here at WeddingWire, our editors encounter our fair share of creative, insanely romantic marriage proposals. Well, we have to say this one takes the cake! After performing a rendition of “Seven Bridges Road” during a blind audition on The Voice, boyfriend-girlfriend singing duo Jubal and Amanda faced the panel of celeb judges for a critique. At the 2:20 mark, Blake Shelton innocently inquires about the duo’s relationship status—and what happens next has Gwen Stefani’s jaw dropping, Pharrell Williams jumping out of his chair, and the audience going crazy! Watch for yourself above. Congratulations and happy wedding planning to Jubal and Amanda!

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Bridesmaid and Bridal Party Advice

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 30, 2015

Are you in need of some wedding inspiration this hump day? Our Editorial Team is busy writing content for our newly-launched Ideas Section! Each week, they’ll share their favorite articles and slideshows on Wednesdays at noon. Check out this roundup below:

20 Bridal Shower Hostess Gifts Under $50 – Thank each of your hostesses with a small gift to show how much you appreciate all the thought and love she put into throwing a special celebration in your honor!

bridal-shower-hostess-gifts-Photo by Rachel May Photography

7 Things You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Say to Your Bridesmaids – Your true friends will want your day to turn out perfectly, so don’t be afraid to say these things to them!

jillian ryan photographyPhoto by Jillian Ryan Photography

9 Bridesmaid Expenses You Might ForgetThere might be some extra expenses you forget to factor into your budget. Here are nine to look out for.

600x600_1402588365743-ledermapeselevatephotographymapes178lowPhoto by Elevate Photography

How to Be the Best Bridesman Ever – If you’ve been asked to be a “bridesman,” you might be a little confused about what it entails—and we’re here to help. Check out these tips to help understand your role and responsibilities.

bridesman-riverland-studiosPhoto by Riverland Studios

14 Times Celebrities Made Awesome Bridesmaids – These celebrities killed it at being bridesmaids!

@elizabethessinaPhoto by @elizabethmessina

A Recap of WeddingWire Social Austin

Posted by Alexandra on Sep 28, 2015


Photo by Dustin Finkelstein Photography

Last weekend, WeddingWire and 3 of Cups Weddings & Events hosted a special garden party community event in Austin, Texas! Engaged couples, wedding parties, family, and friends throughout the Austin area gathered at The Sanctuary Event Space for an afternoon of mingling and inspiration. Some incredibly talented Austin wedding vendors joined the Sunday soirée to share expert tips and creative ideas covering every aspect of planning including food, drink, beauty, décor, entertainment, and beyond. Here’s a peek inside the party, all perfectly captured by Dustin Finkelstein Photography.


Photo by Dustin Finkelstein Photography

Drink Slingers mixed up some inventive signature cocktails behind this sophisticated black wood bar from PADRE Made. They whipped up tasty Pomegranate 75s and Hill Country Mules, both featuring Dripping Springs Vodka.


Photo by Dustin Finkelstein Photography

Bouquets of Austin dressed up the space with colorful floral arrangements. Blue hobnail vases filled with vibrant zinnias, pincushion proteas, and roses paired perfectly with the zinc high-top tables provided by Premiere Events.



Photo by Dustin Finkelstein Photography

Guests enjoyed music from ATX DJ while they mingled around The Sanctuary’s shady, serene outdoor space. They made themselves comfortable on these stylish orange striped poufs provided by PADRE Made….


Photo by Dustin Finkelstein Photography

….And toasted their upcoming nuptials in this chic bohemian lounge from Birch & Brass Vintage Rentals.


Photo by Dustin Finkelstein Photography

Primizie Catering provided scrumptious savory bites including Banh Mi pork sliders, gazpacho served in mini martini glasses, and wasabi guacamole cones with pickled ginger.


Photo by Dustin Finkelstein Photography

For dessert, Tiny Pies served up delicious mini pies in a variety of flavors including pecan and cherry.


Photos by Dustin Finkelstein Photography

Brides-to-be enjoyed a little primping and pampering, too! Adore Makeup Boutique & Salon was on site working their hair and makeup magic.


Photo by Dustin Finkelstein Photography

It wouldn’t be a party without a little photo booth fun! Guests were invited to strike a pose in this awesome Airstream Photo Booth. HootBooth made it easy for guests to upload their pics to social media, or even print them right there on site!


Photo by Dustin Finkelstein Photography

Untouched Poetry wow’ed guests with special custom poems—the perfect memento for newlyweds-to-be!

A huge thank you to everyone who attended! If you’d like to find out about future events, you can reach out to WeddingWire Community Manager Jamie at We can’t wait until the next one!

In addition, our Real Weddings Editor is also busy featuring cute couples for our photo galleries! Each week, she’ll be sharing her favorite real weddings on Fridays at noon. Check out this roundup below:

Formal Cape Cod Resort Wedding – Erin and Dante were married at Holy Trinity Church in West Harwich, Mass. followed by a reception at Wychmere Beach Club in Harwich Port, Mass. on October 25. This wedding is filled with nautical touches, including navy blue stripes, a waterfront reception venue, and one grand entrance – the newlyweds arrived to their reception by sailboat!

Formal Cape Cod Resort Wedding - Sarah Murray Photography

Photo by Sarah Murray Photography 

Rustic Chic Kentucky Farm Wedding – Molly and Mark were married at Walnut Way Farm in Shelbyville, Ky. on May 16. “My dad married us!” Molly said. “It made our ceremony so special. My favorite part was when he announced us for the first time. He did it in a sports announcer voice and the guests loved it!”

Rustic Chic Kentucky Farm Wedding - Jennifer Thornhill Photography

Photo by Jennifer Thornhill Photography

Woodsy California Grove Wedding – Kristina and Jennifer were married at the Sigmund Stern Grove in San Francisco, Calif. on October 11. Their gray and orange color scheme is a perfect fit for fall, and we love the unique dessert they served!

Woodsy California Grove Wedding - Julie Weisberg Photography

Photo by Julie Weisberg Photography 

Pink Nashville Warehouse Wedding – Stephanie and Justin were married at the Houston Station in Nashville, Tenn. on August 29. If you’re looking to make a statement at your wedding, check out this couple’s glamorous decor, which included white chandeliers, romantic string lights, glitter tablecloths, and tall centerpieces draped in strands of crystal beads.

Pink Nashville Warehouse Wedding - Smith Studios Photography

Photo by Smith Studios Photography

Bohemian Canada Backyard Wedding – Leticia and Cody were married at a private residence in Altona, Manitoba, Canada on August 8. “Our venue was Cody’s parent’s backyard,” Leticia said. “We spent a lot of time there through the years, and it had a lot of memories for us.” The couple even canoed down the river together before the wedding!

Bohemian Canada Backyard Wedding - Ryan B. Photography

Photo by Ryan B. Photography

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