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.
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.
Guests enjoyed the fun sounds of Millenium Productions, who mixed fun cocktail party music with their classic wedding playlist.
Looks By Lisa provided big day beauty advice and gave guests samples to help them in the beauty decisions.
BHive Events gave their expert wedding planning advice, sharing their top tips and tricks for a stress-free wedding.
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.
Always in Bloom Florist added subtle blushes and ivories with their spectacular centerpiece displays, incorporating roses, hydrangeas, and candles.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo by Kane and Social
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 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.
For the final installment of our series sharing the results of our 2015 Newlywed Report, we’re talking about the nitty-gritty details of 2015 weddings. One of the most surprising details we learned in our survey was that nearly three-quarters of couples go over-budget. This just reinforces the importance of setting a budget early on, and using an online tool to help you stay organized. Also, we found it interesting that the average number of wedding guests is 120. How many guests are you having at your big day? Learn more interesting wedding details in the infographic below. And don’t forget to check out our 2015 Newlywed Report for lots of helpful info!
All photos by Tania Hossain Photography
WeddingWire DMV’s Ask the Pros event brought engaged couples, family, and friends from across the DC/Maryland/Virginia region together for an afternoon of wedding information and inspiration at Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center. While guests toasted their upcoming nuptials, Hyatt treated everyone to incredible dishes like seared diver scallops with Malaysian chili celery tarter, braised short rib with parsnip puree, and tomato cauliflower panna cotta with black quinoa, herbs, and flowers. Amphora Bakery and Fluffy Thoughts Cakes provided delectable desserts including gold glitter cake pops, mini cupcakes, cake squares, lemon bars, and macarons. Read on for a glimpse into the event, with images captured by Tania Hossain Photography.
Not only did guests enjoy tasty bites and beverages, but they also had all of their wedding questions answered by a panel of local wedding professionals! James, of Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center; Maryam, of Maryam Flowers; Ashlee, of Ashlee Virginia Events; and Marc of Washington Talent Agency provided expert advice and brilliant wedding planning insight. Thank you to our incredible panelists for such a fun-filled and informative afternoon!
Once the panel ended, everyone headed upstairs for an unexpected surprise – champagne, additional sweets, and a mock wedding setup! Gold chiavari chairs, tablescapes by Party Rentals, flowers by Maryam Flowers, music by Washington Talent Agency, and a dance floor set the stage for an exquisitely designed mock reception. An adjacent ceremony room was even set with seating so that guests were able to envision a full wedding experience in the space. Guests mixed and mingled while exploring the details, chatted 1:1 with the panelists, relaxed on the beautiful terrace, and even toured the bridal suite and guest rooms.
A huge thank you to everyone who attended, and to our amazing partners! If you’d like to find out about future events or learn more about getting involved with the WeddingWire Community, you can reach out to WeddingWire Community Manager Jamie at email@example.com.
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