Featured Wedding Invitation Design: Eloise by Pencil and Pine

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We have a lovely invitation suite to share with you today by Australian based Pencil and Pine. Here’s more about the design from Kate, the founder of Pencil and Pine:

The ‘Eloise’ Collection was designed with rustic wedding simplicity in mind, whilst the whimsical floral elements add a touch of romance.

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Get to Know a Wedding Planner: Without a Hitch Boston

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Photo Credit: Debbie Harmon Photography

Today’s planner interview is with Sarah of Without a Hitch Boston! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Without A Hitch was founded on the idea that couples should be able to enjoy their wedding day without worrying about all of the details. While there are many organizations doing wedding planning, Without A Hitch focuses on what we do best: day-of coordination.

Couples spend months (years, or even decades!) planning and thinking about the big day, and then too often rely on family and friends to carry out the plans. Without A Hitch’s services include pre-wedding planning sessions and overall event production: vendor coordination, ceremony supervision, and reception management. The Without A Hitch team consists of me and Nicole as well as our marketing and events associate. Nicole and I manage events together and on our own, and as a team we keep our social media updated with great content.

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Good News Friday — Friday Roundups are Back!

Good News Friday -- Friday Roundups are Back!Photo Credit: Flickr

Hurrah! We know it’s been a while since we’ve posted Friday roundups. What can we say, other than that we’ve been keeping busy with lots of new and exciting ventures! We’re focusing on growing our community like crazy, and recently hired a lovely new Community Manager. She’s writing this by the way… hello :) And now I can come out of third person! I am so excited to be working with all of our lovely couples and vendors, and encourage you to drop me a line if you have any questions, concerns, comments, feedback, anything really!

See what’s been happening:

  • New community manager on board!
  • Guess who’s finally on Instagram? Follow us for the latest wedding photography from our lovely vendors. @_weddinglovely
  • There’s a whole new way to capture the wedding experience — and it’s absolutely beautiful.
  • Imagine returning from your honeymoon to find your house covered in 14, 000 post-it notes. Watch!
  • We’re in love with Motion Art Cinematography’s video of professional surfer Bethany Hamilton and Adam Dirks tying the knot. What a tropical fairytale!
  • Wedding photos were returned to rightful owners after washing up in a driveway in Staten Island following Superstorm Sandy. Now that’s one lucky couple!
  • Find out how you can make you special day extra special with this monograms infographic by SimplyBridal.
  • Laura of Lucky Invitations based in Chicago, IL says save your money on Save the Date cards! Find out why.
  • This bright and colorful styled shoot by Thomson Pictures is sure to inspire.
  • Cute or crazy? Photographer snaps away at her two rescue dogs becoming “furever” friends in backyard wedding.
  • Barbara of AvantGarde Design shares with brides 9 insightful ways to save money on wedding invites.
  • Thursday’s real wedding by Second Glance Photography was full of personal touches and wacky antics!
  • Find out how Camila of Bellatrix Photography handles offbeat couples! Awkward…

Have a lovely weekend!


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Get to Know a Wedding Photographer: Bellatrix Photography

Today’s photographer interview is with Camila of Bellatrix Photography based in Toronto, ON! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company

I’ve been in love with photography for as long as I can remember. I anxiously waited for my mother to develop the film rolls we took on our trips when I was a kid. After I got my first digital point-and-shoot back in 2002, I never left my house without it. I became the annoying friend who would take photos of everything and everyone all the time!

I realized just how much I enjoyed the art of photography during high school when I developed my first photo in our tiny darkroom, but when time came to decide what I’d pursue in university, I thought it made sense to focus on something “concrete” – and I ended up double-majoring in professional writing & communication studies (but I still used up all my “elective courses” in photography).

Then, as I pursued my degree, I worked in a variety of part-time jobs that I really disliked and one day I just had a breakdown. I realized I no longer wanted to work on anything that did not fulfill me and inspire me. And so, at the end of 2011, just months after graduating, I decided to get my act together, pursue my dream, and open my own photography company.

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Real Wedding: Becca and Jeff’s Wedding by Second Glance Photography

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Today’s fun-filled real wedding comes to us from Bobby and Kolleen of Second Glance Photography, based in Ashton, Maryland! Here’s what they have to say about this wedding:

Jeff and Becca are all about fun, and they missed no opportunity to goof around and have a good ole time at their beautiful garden wedding at Mrs. K’s Tollhouse. With playful touches like paper flowers and a customized ceremony, this is the type of wedding that feels stamped with the personal touch of a couple in love, but without missing the classic beauty of spring nuptials.

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9 Ways to Save Money on Wedding Invitations

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Today’s insightful guest post comes to us from Barbara of AvantGarde Design. Barbara is a type loving, coffee drinking, ice cream fanatic, runner who loves designing and pushing boundaries. She’s also currently enjoying all the fun of wedding planning for her upcoming nuptials next September! :)

So you want gorgeous invitations, but don’t want to break the bank. Well, that’s understandable! Usually wedding invitations are the first place where a budget cut happens. Your save the dates and wedding invitations are the first look your guests have of the occasion to come, so presenting yourself in the best way possible is the only way to go. Below are some tips I share with clients when it comes to saving money without compromising the final product.

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Styled Shoot: Colorful Floral Inspired Shoot by Thompson Pictures

Styled Shoot: Colorful Floral Inspired Shoot by Thompson Pictures (2)

Today’s lovely styled shoot comes to us from Trey Thompson of Thompson Pictures, based in Arlington, Texas! Here’s what Trey has to say about this shoot:

This fun, colorful styled shoot was designed by Kristin from Events by Kristin with flowers from Holy Viles Design and photographed by Thompson Pictures. Everything from the macaroon table stanchions to the layered wedding cake was beautiful.

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Get to Know a Wedding Stationer: Lucky Invitations

Today’s stationer interview is with Laura of Lucky Invitations, based in Chicago, IL! Enjoy:

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

We were planning our own wedding a little over 10 years ago, and were disappointed with the invitations we were finding. We just wanted something a bit more personal and unique, and thought about creating our own invitations. With my early training in commercial art and his natural born affinity for color combinations, we went to work. It was a very simple and personal invitation which I hand bordered in gold leaf, wrapped with a cotton leaf paper and tied with a ribbon. After that, I made invitations for friends and received requests through word of mouth. Finally, after many years, we made it an official business.

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Monograms — Infographic

B spells Boring. Or Beautiful. Depending on how you feel, monograms can stand for many words, but they are also one of the best symbols of the saccharine sweet affection between you and your love. While they used to be a staple in weddings, monograms went out of fashion for a while but they are now back with a vengeance! Find out how you can make your special day extra sweet with this infographic by SimplyBridal!

Monograms — Infographic

See our other previous infographics here!


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Featured Wedding Video: Bethany and Adam’s Fairytale Wedding in Hawaii by Motion Art Cinematography

Happy Monday! Today’s wedding video is a tropical fairytale, brought to us by Geoff of Motion Art Cinematography. Here’s what Geoff has to say about this video:

The couple were married during a beautiful ceremony in front of 300 friends and family at a secluded 130-acre estate on Kauai’s north shore near the town where Bethany grew up. The entire wedding party (13 bridesmaids and eight groomsmen) including the bride and groom were all barefoot for the ceremony. The happy couple wrote and said their own vows. Bethany’s ring was white gold with a two-carat diamond while Adam’s was made from local koa wood and titanium. The slightly bohemian wedding theme suited the pairs’ love of the outdoors.

Bethany donned a white Lazaro wedding dress, while Adam kept it casual in a white short-sleeved button-down and khakis. The bride and groom’s first dance, briefly shown in this clip, was to ‘The Three of Us’ by Ben Harper.

Bethany Hamilton & Adam Dirks | Fairy Tale Wedding in Hawaii from Motion Art on Vimeo.

Congratulations Bethany & Adam and thank you Geoff for sharing! For more information about Motion Art Cinematography, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.

What do you think of today’s video? Let us know in the comments below!

Video: Motion Art
Photography: Mike Larson
Dress: Lazaro Bridal
Song: ‘You Are Mine’ by Spencer Combs featuring Holley Maher.
Movie Poster Design: Imagix Studio

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