rustic bridal flowers in light blue, dark blue and white

bride and bridesmaids in robins egg blue dresses

Today’s real wedding, brought to us by Marilyn of Rising Lotus Photography (Tampa, FL), is utterly charming and brimming with sweet rustic details! Here’s Marilyn to tell us more:

Lindsay and Jean-Paul have a storybook love. The kind that you dream about when you imagine a forever partner. Being in their presence makes your heart hurt, in the best way. It’s a yearning of sorts.Their wedding was one of the rare weddings that didn’t have a first look. And although I usually encourage first looks, I have to admit that seeing Jean-Paul’s face when he saw Lindsay coming down the aisle was pretty fantastic.

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Romantic Floral Heraldic Crest Wedding Invitation Suite (1)

Romantic floral heraldic crest wedding invitation suite

Today’s featured wedding invitation suite comes to us from Greenvelope.com, purveyor of chic, digital invitations. We just love the elegant pairing of custom florals with a deckled edge! Here’s more about the design from Greenvelope.com:

With hand-painted blooms and a delicate typeface set, this invitation suite is ideal for any couple hoping to add a touch of whimsical romance to their wedding. The watercolor liner, both contemporary and unique, draws from the muted greenery found in the florals and adds the perfect pop of vibrancy to the suite.

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formal outdoor wedding ceremony

Today’s lovely guest post comes to us from Peter Boruchowitz of Our Wedding Officiant NYC! Enjoy:

An article I recently read about Millenials’ biggest wedding regrets quoted a young bride saying that her regret was that she didn’t pay more attention to the ceremony. This made me sad to read, because no professional wedding officiant should allow that to happen. The ceremony is the reason for the celebration that follows. That’s why my motto is: Your perfect wedding starts with your perfect ceremony. Weddings go by so fast, and you want to be sure that you’re making a memory together that will last a lifetime. Even if you’re not interested in planning the text or details of the ceremony, the best of us will make sure that you’re focused and present during the ceremony.

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Happy couple, just married!

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When newly-engaged couples think of registering for gifts, images of mindlessly skipping through the aisles of their favorite stores with the power of a barcode scanner in their hands likely run through their heads. But that’s really not what a registry is or should be about. It should be fun, there’s no doubt about that! But it should also reflect who you are as a couple and the kind of future you want to set up for yourselves. Below are some of our top tips for curating a registry that shows off who you are as a couple, and that will get you the things you truly want and need.

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fun wedding reception with festive lighting

elegant black and white photo of a bride and groom Photo Credit: Chris Joriann Photography

Today’s wedding planner interview is with Bettina Benizri, Owner and Head Planner of Busy Bee’s Events, based in Miami, Florida! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

My name is Bettina and I am the owner of Busy Bee’s Events. A little bit about myself is that I once upon a time thought I was going to be the next millennial Ally Mcbeal of the big and bad New York City but everything changed the moment I volunteered to plan an event for my association. I always had a knack for planning, even during my pre-law years. My dad was always a planner in the family and he and I would always bond over planning our day in our leather bound planners (back before Iphones). Of course after starting in this industry, I quickly realized that becoming an event planner means so much more than just planning. I’ve become a person’s event budget analyst, mediator, negotiator, venue agent, and even sometimes a friend.

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gorgeous bride and two cute little boys

This gorgeous vineyard wedding, brought to us by Talha Gursoy of The Wedding Mode (Herndon, VA) exudes heartfelt joy and understated elegance! Here’s Talha to tell us more:

On May 20th, 2017, family and friends, fathers and mothers, bride and groom descended upon the lush and verdant greens of Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville, Virginia for the wedding of Kendall and Pedro. Though the skies were a tad too overcast for everyone’s liking, the smiles more than overcame the gray, illuminating a picture-perfect wedding on a scenic rustic backdrop.

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What to Write in a Wedding Card (8)

What to Write in a Wedding Card (8)

Today’s helpful guest post, brought to us by Sally of Wedding Card Message, is full of thoughtful ideas for when you just don’t know what to write in a wedding card! Enjoy:

When someone you know, be that a family member, close friend or just an acquaintance is getting married then you’ll probably want to send them a wedding card and maybe some flowers. It’s the perfect way of showing you’re thinking of them and congratulates them on what is a momentous day. But when it comes to writing in the card you may find yourself struggling or lost for words. Something on the face of it that would seem so easy is actually far more daunting than you’d considered. If that is the case then don’t worry, it’s a lot more common than you might think – knowing the right thing to say, how to avoid anything that could be offensive and finding the words to express exactly what you’re feeling. Many people worry they will get those wrong. Hopefully this guide will help to allay your fears and enable you to get the perfect wedding card message.

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Today’s featured wedding video comes to us from Marry Me Movies, based in Sydney, Australia! Here’s the Marry Me Movies team to tell us more:

One of the advantages of wedding videography is the way it captures movement, sounds and words – all elements that cannot be captured with still photographs. In this case, Vanessa’s father’s speech had everyone chuckling as he told the story of how Vanessa introduced Max as a ‘friend’. Down the track when Max asked permission to marry Vanessa, he said, “Oh, I didn’t know friends do that”. It was a beautiful story that Vanessa and Max can relive over and over again, and perhaps one day share with their children.

Congratulations May & William and thank you to Marry Me Movies for sharing! For more information about Marry Me Movies, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.