Custom Groomsmen Gifts (4)

This rugged collection of customizable groomsmen gifts, brought to us by Groomsmen Central (Austin, TX) is full of fun ways to say “Thank you!” to the fellas. Enjoy:

We didn’t want to make the typical 6 oz. hip flask when we made these full 8 oz. copper-coated stainless steel flasks. The result is you and your groomsmen don’t have to settle for anything less than best. Add up to 5 lines of engraving and the result is flask perfection.

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Creative Ways to Save on These Top 5 Wedding Costs (2)

Today’s delightful and super practical guest post comes to us from Kacey Bradley of The Drifter Collective! Enjoy:

Falling in love and getting engaged is something that society upholds everywhere you look. It’s not just your friends and family popping the question to their significant others. TV shows and movies always have a dramatic and romantic engagement plot line going, and if you’re not watching TV, celebrity weddings are plastered on the front of magazines for months before the actual event. It’s no wonder that so many people spend their lives looking forward to their wedding being an amazing milestone.

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How to Plan the Simplest Wedding (1)

Today’s lovely guest post, brought to us by Jeremy Senn of Picshare Party (Portland, OR) is a delightfully simple guide to planning a fun, laid-back wedding! Enjoy:

According to a report done by Zola, which surveyed 500 newly engaged or newlywed couples, 96% of them called wedding planning stressful. And nearly half of them used the words “very” and “extremely” to describe the wedding planning stress, making it worse than (for most) moving or public speaking. Yikes. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Gone are the days where everyone has to have a big, fancy wedding. More and more, people are trading in the huge stress-load of “traditional” for a simpler wedding. Here are some tips to make your wedding planning less stressful, yet still classy.

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Meet a Wedding Jeweler in New York, NY: Chic Designs by Yvette (2)

Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Yvette Jones of Chic Designs by Yvette, based in New York, NY. Enjoy!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Inspired by notions of beauty, spirituality and my environment, I approach my design aesthetic as an artist who explores my art-making process. My designs are a reflection of my background in the fine arts realm, uniting my vibrant stones with the infinite potential of line, color, form, and pattern, creating versatile and dynamic jewelry that remains relevant beyond contemporary trends.

My meditative selection of materials reflects my belief in the transcendental power of stones and their spiritual ability to connect individuals across cultures. Sparkling Swarovski, Preciosa crystals, rhinestones, and colored gemstones make up my assemblage. M unique collection of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings encourage personal style and fashion-forward statements that foster elegance, vibrancy, and versatility. My jewelry collections include necklaces, bracelets, earrings, hair accessories, and bridal jewelry, among others.

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The Most Romantic Ways to Propose in New York (1)

The Most Romantic Ways to Propose in New York (5)

There is a story to repeat many times to your friends and relatives (and everyone who cares to listen). It is the story of your proposal. No matter if she’s been expecting it, or you decide to surprise her with the question. What is important is to keep in mind this will be one of the most memorable events for both of you. So why don’t you take a look at some of the most romantic ways to propose. Let us give you a hand with some great proposal ideas.

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Today’s wedding photographer interview is with  Lisa Mounteer Photography, based in Ottowa, ON! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I am originally from Windsor Ontario, where I studied and started my photography business. In 2011 I moved to Ottawa Ontario and now call Ottawa my home. My specialty is Wedding and Portrait Photography.

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5 Wedding Emergencies You Can Avoid by Being Honest With Your Venue

5 Wedding Emergencies You Can Avoid by Being Honest With Your Venue

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Today’s lovely guest post is courtesy of Ariel Chiu, Principal Planner and Owner at Wonderstruck Weddings & Events! Enjoy:

No one wants to deal with stressful or embarrassing emergency situations on their wedding day, especially if it can be avoided. If you are planning your wedding and know there is any type of potential for such an emergency, you should always be honest with the wedding venue about it. They likely have a lot of experience dealing with many types of emergencies at weddings and might be able to give you advice on how to avoid them or at least mitigate the damage. Here are five of the more common emergencies you can avoid by being honest with your venue.

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Rustic Summer Forest Wedding in Oregon (7)

This gorgeous woodland wedding brought to us by Joshua Rainey Photography (Eugene, OR) is brimming with lush greenery and understated elegance! Here’s Joshua to tell us more:

This wedding was amazing and I was so honored to document it! Andrew built the arbor himself and Gillian had it decorated with Wisteria flowers to create a lush, beautiful backdrop for the ceremony.

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Classic Blush Wedding with Vintage Details (2)

Today’s real wedding brought to us by Wedding Planner, Ashley Bourque of Chancey Charm Nashville, is a lovely classic wedding with a fun indie vibe! Here’s Ashley to tell us more:

Kaylon and Caleb — literally the sweetest, most thoughtful couple I have gotten to work with. Their love for their families, their faith, and each other is intertwined in every intentional decision they made. This wedding had a venue change and the guest count doubled about 10 days before the wedding. It also ended with me in the ER from a sparkler incident…BUT it was so great!

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