Intimate Garden Wedding in Montevallo, Alabama (15)

This romantic and heartfelt wedding comes to us from Katie & Alec Photography, based in Birmingham, AL! Here’s Katie & Alec to tell us more:

Ryan & Autumn’s Montevallo wedding day was one of the most joy-filled weddings we’ve ever had the honor to be a part of. Every little detail was meticulously planned out with so much attention to detail. We won’t be able to do it justice with just words. We knew after their engagement session that they were a very special couple!

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DIY Printable Valentines (7)

In preparation for Valentine’s Day, we wanted to share this sweet collection of Printable Valentines brought to us by Beth Erickson Designs based in Arlington, WA. Beth’s inspiration behind her Valentine’s Day DIY line of greeting cards, gift tags, and mason jar wraps sold on Etsy is to provide an affordable and simple way to celebrate Valentine’s day with your loved ones. Here’s Beth to tell us more:

Be it your spouse, your children, a sister or a friend, these DIY downloads allow for anyone to create an affordable Valentine’s day gift for someone they care about.

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Beauty and the Beast Wedding Inspiration (8)

This opulent fairytale themed styled shoot comes to us from Tim Souza Photography, based in Woodbridge, VA! Here’s Tim to tell us more:

When the live action retelling of one of the most beloved Disney stories came out last year of  March we thought it fitting to honor the movie with this styled shoot.The tudor style Dover Hall Estates was a stunning setting. The two story ballroom was inspired and patterned after the ballroom in the movie.

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Wedding Invitation Color and Style Guide (2)

With so many colour and style wedding trends, it can be difficult to nail one down. Wedding industry experts, BWeddings have put together a style guide, based on the season in which you will host your big day, to help give you some inspiration. Enjoy!

Summertime Soiree

Take advantage of having your wedding in the sunshine with a soft summer palette and botanical theme. Feel inspired by nature and enhance the décor with greenery and gentle summer blooms such as peonies, roses, water lilies and even fragrant lavender. A beach wedding is always a beautiful summer option, with stunning outdoor settings and informal footwear, your guests can really let their hair down!

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Meet a Wedding DJ in Norwalk, CT: DJ Dan Moran, LifeBass Entertainment, LLC (7)

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Today’s wedding DJ interview is with DJ Dan Moran of LifeBass Entertainment, LLC, based in Norwalk, CT! Enjoy:

Tell us about yourself and how you started playing.

I began about ten years ago performing for fundraisers and college events. Over time I started working corporate events in the area, this led to relationships with talent agencies like Kunjan Collective and Scratch Music Group. Next thing you know I’m DJing events across CT, NYC and Long Island and I’ve left my full time job in Finance.

Five years at Bridgewater Associates ingrained a doctrine of constantly pushing myself to improve in all areas and provide the best customer experience possible. That’s what all this is about at the end of the day, putting on a good time! And not just on the dance-floor, but before and after the event as well.

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Venue Walkthrough in Rochdale, England: The Peacock Room (2)

Photo Credit: Olivia Whittaker Photography

Today’s wedding venue walkthrough is of the luxurious The Peacock Room, located in Rochdale, England and our tourguide is Tina Galasso, the venue’s Events Coordinator. Enjoy!

Tell us a bit about your venue.

The Peacock Room is a glamorous Art Deco style restaurant situated on the beautiful grounds of a converted manor house, in the rural outskirts of Rochdale, Lancashire, in the UK. Licenced to hold wedding ceremonies and with two AA Rosettes and a Michelin Knife and Fork award, the Peacock Room has earned an outstanding reputation for its weddings an offers the ultimate fine dining venue for foodie couples. The impressive Fenton’s Lounge, within the original manor house, offers additional space for an evening reception, while our sister hotel, less than three miles away, offers accommodation as well as complimentary return taxi journeys between the venues.

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The Practical Guide To Insuring Your Engagement Ring (3)

Today’s guest post, brought to us by Afshin of Estate Diamond Jewelry (New York, NY) covers a very important topic that doesn’t get a lot of attention: engagement ring insurance! Enjoy:

Your engagement ring may well be the third most expensive purchase you ever make, after a house and a car, and yet so many people – for whatever reason – don’t insure it in the way they would other home contents. Part of the reason may be that they simply don’t know those expensive items aren’t usually covered by homeowner’s insurance, or it may be that they don’t believe anything will ever happen to it. Whatever the reason, a lot of those people realize their mistake only when it’s too late.

Insuring anything isn’t really that complicated, but it is true that jewelry does require a little more effort on the part of the owner. However, it is still quite a simple process that is well worth the effort. Here, we show you how to make sure, not only that your engagement ring is insured, but that it is insured appropriately.

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Have a lovely weekend,
~Your WeddingLovely Team