The History of the White Wedding Dress and How to Switch it Up!

Today’s awesome guest post, brought to us by Ginny Bartolone of Simply Eloped is a fascinating read about the history of the white wedding dress and how the tradition evolved. Enjoy!

When my husband and I tied the knot in 2014, exploring the complex, century-old wedding traditions was one of the most fascinating parts of planning our big day. The stories about why we carry flowers, wear wedding rings, and have wedding parties deeply fascinated me—and understanding their backstories enriched the whole experience of choosing which traditions were right for us. Now, as I continue to work in the wedding industry, and as I attend my friends’ celebrations, I’m beginning to see more and more non-white, unique wedding dress choices—allowing brides to more widely celebrate and express their one-of-a-kind personalities. At first, I thought this was a new trend, especially as wedding designs are slowly simplifying and returning to a more natural, DIY perspective.

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Wedding Inspiration and Ideas

Wedding Inspiration and Ideas

Have a lovely weekend,
~Your WeddingLovely Team

Red and Black Asian Canadian Wedding Styled Shoot (2)

Today’s styled shoot, brought to us by Wendy of Asian Fusion Weddings is the perfect inspiration for a multicultural winter wedding! Here’s Wendy to tell us more:

Canadians are celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation and February 15 is National Flag of Canada Day. This is not only a powerfully symbol, it is a tremendously meaningful one in our Canadian identity. Canadian history may not be as long as other nations, but it is still certainly rich with much to celebrate.

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How to Manage Wedding Nerves

How to Manage Wedding Nerves
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Weddings are wonderful but doubtlessly stressful for the people organising them. Holly from Will Williams Meditation, who help people tackle stress and reduce anxiety with meditation, explains how to manage wedding nerves as a couple:

Getting married is probably one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do, but unfortunately, excitement often goes hand-in-hand with some nervousness! Whether it’s wedding-planning stress, anxiety at being the centre of attention, or worry that it’s all going to go wrong at the last minute, weddings can make you pretty apprehensive. But no matter how uneasy or stressed out you get, there are things you can do to manage wedding nerves, together!

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Wedding Ideas and Inspiration

Wedding Ideas and Inspiration

WeddingLovely editors’ picks, just in!

❤ Romantic Garden Wedding in Texas
❤ Classically Elegant Wedding Inspiration
❤ Fun and Glam Star Wars Wedding
❤ Black and Gold Art Deco Wedding
❤ Intimate Boho Vow Renewal on the Cornwall Coast

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Vintage Inspired Waterfront Wedding in Martha's Vineyard (2)

Today’s gorgeous real wedding brought to us by Jyl Deering of Chancey Charm Boston and Cape Cod is an elegant water-front soirée brimming with vintage details! Here’s Jyl to tell us more:

Kiwi and Lin wanted a 1920s Great Gatsby themed wedding, on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard. Guests traveled from around the globe, and their closest family and friends – a group of about 60 – made the long journey on the beautiful fall day!

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Whimsy and elegance blend beautifully in this rustic wedding invitation suite brought to us by Laura Macchia, based in Montpelier, VT! Here’s Laura to tell us more:

This letterpress suite was designed for Rich and Sasha’s summer wedding in beautiful Stowe, Vermont. After our first conversation, it was clear that Sasha wanted invitations that would give their guests a feel for her home state. She was also really attracted to my custom venue illustrations so we decided the main invitation would feature the lovely Austrian-inspired Trapp Family Lodge.

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DIY S'mores Wedding Favors (4)

Our friends at Totally Promotional have a great wedding favor  idea to share: DIY S’mores! These are sure to be a crowd pleaser. Here’s Shelley from Totally Promotional to tell us more:

Few things in life make perfect gifts for every age group. Dessert is one of those rare things. So when a bride and groom need a wedding favor that will please every guest, it’s a no-brainer: S’mores Fun Favors. They are simple to create and include an imprinted coaster as a keepsake.

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