Top Wedding Ideas From This Week {April 15th, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 15, 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:

15 Popular Wedding Centerpiece Vessels – Low pan vases, bell jars, hurricane vases, ginger jars, troughs, and pots — these are just a few of the most popular types of wedding centerpieces, which come in all different shapes, heights, and styles.

15 Popular Wedding Centerpiece Vessels

Photo: Chicago Wedding Photographers

21 Ways To Have Cheese At Your Wedding – Are you foodie fanatic couple for cheese? Then, opt to incorporate it throughout your ceremony, cocktail, and reception.

Park Avenue Catering

Photo courtesy of Park Avenue Catering

14 Signs Wedding Planning Is Taking Over Your Life – Don’t let wedding planning get the best of you! Find out if it’s taking up too much of your time.


Photo: Myrian Peery Photography

Marriage Laws By State – This ultimate wedding marriage law guide will help you find out what your specific state requires such as US citizenship, age, license expiration time, and waiting period time.

Marriage Laws

The Top 5 Grooms’ Questions – Answered! – Get all the answers you need for those common questions. You might be pleasantly surprised!


Photo: Kristen Wynn Photography


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Galyn and Martin were married at The Grand Concourse in Pittsburg, Pa. on May 10. “The Grand Concourse has an absolutely stunning interior, incredible food, and convenience of the area to accommodate traveling guests,” Galyn said. “We went with a color scheme of shades of white with a splash of dove gray and silver accents — think lots of mirrors and mercury glass!” The bride wore an embroidered a-line wedding gown with an capped sleeves and an illusion back, accessorized with a jeweled sash, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with a bow tie. Bridesmaids wore short gray chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of daisies, tulips, and mums. “My amazing husband designed ALL of the paper goods (and website) for the event,” she said. “From the 28 page invitation booklet that arrived in a custom printed linen bag to the equally beautiful programs and ‘doggie bags’ featuring a photo of our dog, Kosta, that could be filled with goodies at the dessert table to take home with them.” Following the ceremony, which took place inside the restored Lake Erie Railroad Station, a finger snapping, foot tapping, jazz band began performing ‘The Charleston,’ complete with professional swing dancers. “We emerged onto one of the balconies overlooking the dining room, and everyone roared with delight dressed to the nines in their black-tie garb, fun fedoras, feathered headbands, and long gloves,” Galyn said. “The glamour of it all looked PERFECT, It was truly a vision that we will hold dear to us for the rest of our lives.”

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Photography: Kristen Wynn Photography | Venue: The Grand Concourse | Event Planner: Katy Simovski | Dress Designer: Reem Acra from Kleinfeld Bridal | Shoes: Sophia Webster | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo from BHLDN | Hair Stylist: MCN Salon | Makeup Artist: Kiss and Makeup | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Hugo Boss | Floral Designer: Lilli-Maeg Floral Specialties | Cake: Bethel Bakery | Band: Boilermaker Jazz Band | Ceremony Musician: Steven Vance Strolling Violin & DJ Package