Meet a Wedding Planner in London, England: Isabel Smith Wedding Design (9)

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Today’s wedding planner interview is with Isabel of Isabel Smith Wedding Design. Enjoy!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Isabel Smith Wedding Design is a boutique wedding planning company based just outside London. We work with clients all over the world to create memorable, design-led and smooth-running weddings in all corners of the globe. We say that ‘we love luxury, but hate ostentation’ because we aren’t into over the top weddings that are just for show. Our clients like the finer things in life but want weddings that truly reflect who they are in an understated way.

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This week has certainly been a victory for all of you nonconformists and lovers of different out there. Join us in celebrating with this transgender bride who made history as the first to appear on the popular reality TV series Say Yes to The Dress. The LGBTQ community weren’t the only one’s celebrating this week, however, as one Tamil bride dared to step outside South East Asian traditions by rocking this saree with a slit! Whether you consider yourself an offbeat bride or are planning something out-of-the-box on your big day, be sure to share it with us in the comments below.

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15 Creative Wedding Garland Ideas (9)

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If you’re looking to make a statement with your wedding decor, then look no further! We’ve teamed up with FTD to share these 15 creative wedding garland ideas that will be sure to inspire you. Enjoy!

Sure wedding garlands may not seem like a new idea at first, but did you know that there are plenty of ways to decorate with them that you’ve probably never thought of? Check out these inspirational wedding garland ideas.

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Today’s lovely real wedding comes to us from wedding planner (and bride!) Sarah Basch of Without A Hitch, Boston, MA! Here’s Sarah to tell us more:

I started Without A Hitch in 2013 after seeing a niche that wasn’t being filled – competent day-of coordination services for couples that want to be hands-on in the planning process.  We quickly grew from 9 weddings the first year to more than 40 this year. We work with couples all over New England, but mostly in the greater Boston area, who have a distinct vision and want help in executing it.

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Fall wedding at The Farm at Eagles Ridge (11)

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Classic elegance meets rustic charm in today’s real wedding brought to us by Nathan Desch Photography! Here’s Nathan to tell us  more:

Justin and Deena tied the knot on a gorgeous day in early October. They selected the lovely Farm at Eagles Ridge as their venue. Their day was beautiful and filled with love from their friends and family.

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This effortlessly chic, rustic wedding comes to us from Alexa Gallo of Bright Bird Photography. The location is stunning and the details are simply perfect! Here’s Alexa to tell us more:

Between the rustic red barn, towering mountains and lush greenery, it’s no wonder why Megan Smiley (35 and a law school administrator) and Chris Graham (38 and works in technology project management) chose Springhill Pavilion in Belgrade, Montana, for their nuptials. Since the space was undeniably stunning, Megan and Chris used nature as inspiration for their very natural wedding.

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Meet a Wedding Stationer in Montvale, NJ: RSVP Custom Creations (5)

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Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Jackie Asta, designer and owner of RSVP Custom Creations, based in Montvale, New Jersey.

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

In 2006 I ordered my daughters 1st birthday invitations on Ebay. When I received them I thought to myself “I can do this”. After a few months of researching invitation software, printers and card stock, I started designing children’s birthday party invitations. I had my first sale on Ebay and I still remember the design and the buyer’s name. As I got more comfortable in my designs, I branched out to baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, etc.

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Wedding Dresses Throughout The Years (2)

Today’s fun and fashionable guest post comes to us from Alain of Eden Manor Bridal, based in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Enjoy!

Wedding dresses have traditionally been considered to be a symbol of commitment and love for a bride and groom on their wedding day. The colour of white has been traditionally used and symbolises the purity of the bride’s soul. However, this colour wasn’t always a popular option at weddings. During the 18th and 19th centuries, women chose to get married in a white wedding dress if they could afford it, rather than choosing the colour due to its connotation with purity. Before the Victorian times, a bride got married in many different colours including black which was really popular in Scandinavian countries. The white dress for weddings was made popular by Queen Victoria who married Prince Albert back in 1840. She wore a lace-trimmed white satin dress with a lace veil and an orange blossom wreath, as opposed to a crown. The main colour preferred at the time was red so it was definitely an eye-catching moment to see the Queen wearing white instead.

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