How many weddings have you been to where you received sunglasses as a wedding favor? Or Jordan almonds, or a wineglass with the couple’s name on it? Probably a lot. Wedding favor ideas aren’t always the easiest to come up with. And the truth is, when it comes to wedding planning, the favors tend to get pushed down on the priority list—with good reason. After all, your wedding is about you and your fiancé, not what favors to give out to your guests. However, that said, wedding favors are an area that, with a little creative effort, you can truly shine in and present your loved ones with very memorable gifts.

The wedding planning professionals at De Luxe Banquet Hall in Los Angeles, who know a thing or two about adding unique touches to weddings, weighed in on some of the most popular wedding favors they’ve encountered during their many years of hosting weddings.

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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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Fall Wedding Ideas and Inspiration

Ahh yes, you can feel the warmth already!

Fall is upon us, lovelies… and what better way to celebrate than with pumpkin-styled everything, gorgeous falling leaves, autumnesque decor, dark red and orange florals, warm apple cider, homemade pies and cozy blankets?

… so if you’re planning a Fall wedding (or simply love the season as much as we do), gather all your senses and take a journey with us through this popular time to wed!

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gorgeous bride wearing vintage inspired gown and accessories

elegant, vintage inspired cake and wedding details

This incredibly romantic, vintage inspired styled shoot comes to us from Grier Cooper Photography, based in San Francisco, CA! Here’s Grier to tell us more:

The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin used to host weddings only for couples who were members of the church – until now! Voulez Events, a wedding planning company based in San Francisco, coordinated a styled shoot in collaboration with Bay Area vendors to celebrate this heavenly venue in the Marina.

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Luxurious Wedding Gift for Your Groom

On the hunt for the perfect wedding gift for your groom? If your soon-to-be enjoys the finer things in life, he’ll certainly appreciate this sophisticated jewelry box designed by WOLF, a family-founded market leader. With over 180 years (five whole generations!) of patented innovation, surely they must be doing something right, right?

Well, I was lucky enough to recently receive this baby in the mail last week and not only does my hubby absolutely love it but so do I — talk about a major dresser declutterer.

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Dogs in Weddings Tips Inspiration

Dogs in Weddings Tips Inspiration

Love dogs? So do WeddingLovely’s bloggers + vendor community!

We’re celebrating National Dog Day this upcoming Saturday with a fun (and furry) dogs in weddings roundup style post sharing adorable photos, videos, ideas and inspiration — all to do with our beloved four legged friends.

Plus, we’re loving all of the rescue stories, endearing moments caught on camera/film, tips for including fur babies on your special day, doggy inspired fashion, stationery, decor elements + more!

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Today’s gorgeous styled shoot, brought to us by Party Designs by Jax, is brimming with vintage glam details! Here’s more from Party Designs by Jax:

This was a style shoot inspired by Sheer elegance. I love classic fashion and I wanted a style shoot to reflect the simple classic elegance of timeless design. Noah’s Events offers a beautiful ceiling design package that complemented our vision perfectly.

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Intimate Mansion Wedding in Pennsylvania (18)

Intimate Mansion Wedding in Pennsylvania (2)

Today’s real wedding brought to us by Fits and Stops Photography, is brimming with vintage details and takes place at an amazing venue! Here’s more about the wedding and the happy couple from Fits and Stops Photography:

I awoke that morning to light spilling through unfamiliar lace curtains. I hadn’t noticed them the night before. I’m not sure I noticed much of anything after arriving late to this rural Pennsylvania town the preceding night. But a good night’s sleep later and I was ready to photograph this destination wedding…at the Murder Mansion.

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Complete Guide to Choosing a Music for your Ceremony (6)

Today’s awesome guest post comes to us from Brandon Stiles of Uptown Down Entertainment, based in Atlanta, GA. Enjoy!

We get questions all the time about wedding ceremony music! What ceremony songs to choose, how long should they last, how much does it cost, should it be modern or classical? So today we’re going to be looking over all of it: the art of planning wedding ceremony music.

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