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This timelessly elegant wedding comes to us from Green Valley Photography, based in Charlotte, NC! Here’s Green Valley Photography to tell us more about the happy couple and their big day:

Carlos & Allison met at the University of South Carolina freshman year in Spanish class. He is originally from Chile and took the class as he thought it would be a good way to start with college career with an A. Little did he know then that would be the only A in his life. They dated all through college and after graduation.

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Hey Foodies, today’s guest post from Jyl Deering of Chancey Charm is for you! We’ve got some scrumptious recipes courtesy of Forklift Catering, while Jyl shares some excellent tips for a perfect cocktail hour, a delectable sample menu and artfully some styled food photography. Enjoy:

7 Tips for a Perfect Wedding Cocktail Hour

  • Make sure the food isn’t messy. Nothing is worse than needing the photographer to dodge the giant stain on your husband’s white button-down shirt.
  • Keep it light + refreshing! Cocktail hour sets the mood for the rest of the evening. Don’t serve heavy foods, as you want your guests wanting more rather than leaving them feeling stuffed and unable to eat dinner or dance!
  • If you’re thinking of serving something a little different, like venison or lamb, try it during cocktail hour. A different protein can be hard to please at dinnertime, but one bite of it at cocktail hour might just be the perfect opportunity for your guests to try something different!
  • Stick with your theme. Consider your wedding theme when choosing, serving or displaying your food throughout the event. Remember, your theme should be present during cocktail hour. A beautiful garden wedding will best be remembered not only by the breathtaking scenery, but also by the fresh, light and seasonal food profiles that accompany it.

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Meet a Makeup Artist in Toronto, ON: Face Time with Daniela (3)

Photo Credit: Focca Photography

Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Bridal Makeup Artist Daniela Polla, of Face Time with Daniela based in Toronto, ON! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Face Time with Daniela is a makeup artistry company that focuses on natural and modern beauty. We offer hair and makeup packages for brides to be who are looking for natural as well as more glamorous looks. We also offer makeup and hair services for special events, as well as easy to follow makeup lessons for beginners, teens and more advanced participants.

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Today’s featured wedding video brought to us by Visualeyes, Handmade Motion Pictures (Hyderabad, India) is an opulent Bollywood extravaganza! Here’s more from Visualeyes:

The big fat wedding guest list had some very famous Bollywood celebrities and personalities from the world of industry and politics. Rajnikant, Chiranjeevi, Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi with daughter Jhanvi and Khushi, Kiara Advani, Allu Arjun, Saif Ali Khan with daughter Sara, Rekha, Raveena Tandon, Rana Dagubatti, Jackie Shroff, Vyjanthimala and Shah Rukh Khan to name a few. The Couple themselves were beautiful in South Indian traditional outfits. The bride wore a Kanjeevaram Saree with diamond jewelry, the groom wore a heavily embellished red and gold sherwani with pearl malas and a paghdi. The wedding mantap was inspired by the temple architecture of South India. Tanjore style paintings of the Goddesses Lakshmi and Saraswati were placed at the entrance to add the vibe. The highlight of the wedding was the greet and meet corridor which had mirrored ceiling, a hand painted floor, along with elephant pillars that opened straight to mantap.

Congratulations to the happy couple and thank you, Visualeyes, for sharing! For more information about Visualeyes, Handmade Motion Pictures, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile.

What do you think about today’s real wedding? Let us know in the comments below!

Wedding Planners: WED Gurus, MEW, Cineyug Celebrations & E Factor Entertainment
Catering Services: Foodlink, Marut Sikka, Indian Accent & Gajalee
Sangeet Area Decor: Effects Tech Worldwide
Sangeet Floral Decor: Celebrations
Décor: Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla & Celebrations
Graphics: Vijay Sabhlok and Vibhore Khandelwal
Photography: Ravi Studios
Video: Visualeyes, Handmade Motion Pictures

Bachelorette Party Dos and Donts

Bachelorette Party Dos and Donts
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Who says you absolutely need bottle service in a limo on the way to “da club” or cutesy custom matching outfits? Sure, it might be nice, but this simple list of do’s and don’ts gets rid of all of the extras and strips it back to basics. You know, stuff like expectations, communication, respect, planning… the essentials, really! Enjoy:

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Whimsical Garden Wedding Inspiration (7)

This super fun and ultra romantic styled shoot comes to us from Amanda MacPhee Studios, based in Frederick, MD! Here’s Amanda to tell us more:

I think this is a wonderful depiction of a wedding day. We start with glamor and setting the stage, then we find ourselves transported to a magical world where everything seems so fantastical you begin to wonder if it’s actually happening, and then there’s the point where you realize it is happening and you just can’t contain your excitement! You are here. Getting married!

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Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein cake topper

This fun, stylish and quirky wedding comes to us from Debbie Ley of The Corner District located in
Ball Ground, GA! Enjoy:

Susan and Robby were one of the coolest couples to be wed at The Corner District! With a wedding date of October 14th, 2016, they decided a Halloween theme paired with a purple color palette was the perfect theme for their personalities!

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botanical garden wedding portrait

If you’re looking for inspiration for a vintage themed garden wedding then today’s styled shoot, brought to us by Peachy Keen Coordination (Portland, OR) is for you. We love the lush setting, romantic details and, of course, the ridiculously cute pups! Here’s more from Peachy Keen Coordination:

This amazing team of wedding professionals and I were just entering our busiest season, but my oh my we had been ITCHING to work together and as we know in the wedding world, those opportunities don’t always get to happen. So, we laughed and said “you know, let’s just go for it! Let’s take a ‘day off’ and have some fun together.” Boy did we. Inspired by my love/obsession/”omg-look-at-how-cute-my-pups-are” we coordinated (corgi-nated) a styled shoot around my four legged fur babies. The theme quickly emerged into an English Teatime with the play on words, “You are CORGIally Invited”.

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Black diamond engagement rings are very distinctive and are ideal for those buyers who are looking for something that’s a little bit different. A black diamond, paired with white gold can look stunning and still very sparkly – they also look great when complemented with white diamonds.

Making their way into the limelight, they are now used in women’s jewelry more than ever before. So, with these diamond engagement rings becoming ever so more popular, keep in mind that black is a color that symbolizes:

  • Power
  • Strength
  • Passion

What better ring design to showcase your love for your soon-to-be? There are a limited amount of jewelers offering black diamonds making them even more special.

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