Today’s special guest post, brought to us by Carrie Hendrix of MyCrayons, is a complete step-by-step tutorial for using printable templates and a free download! Enjoy:

As the internet overflows with a plethora of DIY tips, tricks and inspiration, it’s no surprise to see the do-it-yourself movement extending to wedding planning at ever-increasing rates. In fact, it almost makes you feel guilty if you aren’t joining the club. While you may be inspired to skip the professional help altogether or find the idea of handmade projects entirely too overwhelming, don’t make the mistake of thinking you have to do-it-all-yourself. Thankfully, there is no one formula.

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Today’s styled shoot, brought to us by Miami wedding planner Forever in Love, is the perfect inspiration for an intimate beach wedding! Here’s more about the shoot from Forever in Love:

This was a styled shoot at the Beautiful Cheeca lodge in Islamorada in the Florida Keys. For this shoot we wanted to go with an organic bohemian style and capture the natural elements of the Florida Keys as a backdrop. Our bride wore a Tatyana Merenyuk dress from Lighthouse Bridal and headpiece by Untamed Petals.

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Wedding Inspiration and Ideas

Wedding Inspiration and Ideas

Have a lovely weekend,
~the WeddingLovely team

Top 10 Wedding Destinations

Today’s fun and helpful infographic, brought to us by Matthew Oliver Weddings, will help you choose the perfect destination for your unique wedding! Enjoy:

Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular, but how can you guarantee your chosen wedding location will be truly unique? This infographic presents the top 10 truly unique international wedding locations, as chosen by experienced destination wedding planners Matthew Oliver Weddings. It also includes some handy facts about destination weddings to help you with planning your special day!

Matthew is the founder of Matthew Oliver Weddings and has been planning weddings in the UK and abroad for over 9 years. He loves visiting new places and working closely with couples to plan their special day. To learn more about Matthew Oliver Weddings, please visit his WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to his website.

Today’s interview is with  the owner of San Francisco based wedding videography company Aperina Studios! Enjoy:

Tell us about your company, how did you get started?

It all started in high school back in 2004. I started filming here and there and was noticed by my peers. After a few projects I did for the school, people started calling me “future Mr. Spielberg.”  When it was time to do senior projects, I had the idea of starting a wedding video business as my project. Fast forward 12 years and I’m still doing “my senior project!”

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Blush and Ivory Lakeside Wedding (6)

Blush and Ivory Lakeside Wedding (6)

This lovely lakeside wedding comes to us from Rose Kaz of Rose Photo, based in Chicago, Illinois! Here’s Rose to tell us more:

The Bostwick Family has shared a backyard with our family home for more years than we have lived there. It was fitting that the family that grew up in the house before my family arrived was also dear friends with the Bostwicks, as are many of the old neighborhood families.

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This luxurious and stylish wedding comes to us from Christopher Duggan Photography, based in New York, NY! Here’s Christopher to tell us more:

Alexa & Joey were married at Tappan Hill Mansion, an exclusive Abigail Kirsch venue. It was raining, so the ceremony was moved indoors, but we were able to still make some portraits outside during the day.

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This fun and stylish Star Wars themed wedding comes to us from Megan Elrick of Family Creative Imagery, based in Vancouver, BC! Here’s Megan to tell us more:

For a second, close your eyes and imagine a Star Wars themed wedding. You would likely be hard-pressed to say, “Glamourous and elegant details instantly come to mind.” Unless… the wedding day was designed by Smitten Events and their list of talented vendors — they know how to take a theme and turn it stylish.

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This lovely Italian wedding comes to us from the couple’s wedding planner, La Wedding in Tasca! Here’s more about the happy couple and their big day from La Wedding in Tasca:

Elena and Massimo got married in a warm and sunny Saturday of May. We’ve been very lucky with the weather, and could develop their beautiful wedding in a climate perfect conditions. Elena and Massimo are very in love each other. When I met them I suddenly realized they truly belonged to each other.

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