Aug 202014
 

You'd never plan your wedding at work (cough, cough) — but your lunch break is a whole other story! For your #WeddingWednesday lunchtime, we rounded up gorgeous real weddings, pretty style details, and helpful tips from across the web. Our favorite recent wedding blogs have one of two things in common: Beach wedding inspiration and ideas for keepsakes! From innovative ideas for preserving parts of your wedding to a crazy-romantic beach wedding in the Hamptons, take a peek at the best wedding blogs:

Sure, you want to save the top layer of your wedding cake. But have you thought about other ways to preserve details from your big day? From jewelry made with your veil to candles made with bouquet petals, these ideas are absolutely worth browsing. —POPSUGAR

There's not a lot that's more romantic than saying "I do" on a beach cloaked with mist. This Hamptons wedding was equal parts seaside preppy and Wuthering Heights dreamy, and it's so pretty to look at. —Brides

This real wedding incorporated the younger guests into a lasting memory. The couple invited a lot of children, and gave them fun coloring books in which they drew pictures of the bride and groom. After the kids colored them in, the couple added them to their wedding scrapbook! Adorable right? —Ruffled

This Malibu beach engagement photo session is super romantic. The cliffs, wind, and setting sun make for an unforgettable backdrop. —100 Layer Cake

Wedding gifts are the ultimate keepsake. Check out these great registry ideas to see if there's anything you might want to get from your guests. —Brooklyn Bride

This destination beach wedding inspiration photo shoot mixes corals, blues and peaches influenced by the earthy tones of the ocean, sunset and and sandy beach. The ideas are so wonderful, you can use them for any wedding location, really! —Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Planning at Work? The Lunch-Break Links Brides-to-Be Need to See

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Aug 132014
 

You'd never plan your wedding at work (cough, cough) — but your lunch break is a whole other story! For your #WeddingWednesday lunchtime, we rounded up gorgeous real weddings, pretty style details, and helpful tips from across the web. Our favorite recent wedding blogs have one of two things in common: Spectacular photography and picture-perfect details! From an innovative take on the shot list you give to your photographer to a styled shoot that looks like a painting, take a peek at the best wedding blogs:

Every bride and groom goes into their wedding with a photography shot list in mind — the photos they want their photographer to take. This list of absolutely breathtaking picture ideas is something that couples should peruse before finalizing their must-take shots. —POPSUGAR

What we love most about this real wedding is the sun-drenched photography. The whole event looks bright and airy, thanks to the pastel details, perfect weather, and skilled photographer. It's a must-see. —Brides

All of the details in this Barcelona destination wedding are completely stunning, it's hard to pick a favorite. From the groom's Scottish kilts to the bride's mantilla veil, this looks more like a behind-the-scenes peek of a movie than a real-life wedding. —100 Layer Cake

What better way to capture guest's eyes and the lens of a camera than with a captivating backdrop? This DIY yarn stunner is so beautiful (and handmade) that it'll be the centerpiece of every affair. —Ruffled

Wedding inspiration shoots are all about the décor. This one is styled like a Dutch still life painting, which means that every detail is bold, bright, and artistic. —Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Planning at Work? The Lunch-Break Links Brides-to-Be Need to See

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Aug 062014
 
Bride Groom Sparkler Exit

Photo: Lindsay Hite of Readyluck

You'd never plan your wedding at work (cough, cough) — but your lunch break is a whole other story! For your #WeddingWednesday lunchtime, we rounded up gorgeous real weddings, pretty style details, and helpful tips from across the web. Our favorite recent wedding blogs have one of two things in common: Greenhouse-inspired wedding florals and black and white details! From stunning black-and-white wedding photos to terrarium-style centerpieces, take a peek at the best wedding blogs:

You'll always remember your wedding in living color, which is why black-and-white photographs are especially striking. This bohemian wedding in Texas was shot nearly entirely without color, making it look like stills from a movie set! —POPSUGAR

Botanical gardens are wildly popular wedding venues, and for good reason. This multicultural, Indian-meets-Jewish tradition wedding, took place at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, where trees and flowers bloom as vibrantly as love. —Brides

This classic, modern Chicago wedding is so clean and pretty, especially with its unexpected splashes of glam gold details. But the real show-stopper is the black-and-white striped table runners, which add a refreshing dose of graphic elegance to the whole reception. —100 Layer Cake

There's as much inspiration to be gained from an engagement or proposal photo shoot as there is from a real wedding! This proposal took place at a lush greenhouse with tons of pretty color. The bride-to-be's face when her boyfriend surprises her, though, really steals the show. —Ruffled

The 501 Union Building in Brooklyn has old-school architecture that needs little additional décor for a wedding. This bride and groom wisely accented the reception space with classic black and white details. —Brooklyn Bride

What does a bride use for centerpieces when floral arrangements just really aren't her thing? Mini terrariums! These unique pieces are eye-catching and totally cool. You have to check them out! —Brides

Jul 232014
 
Short Navy Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids Dresses

Photo: Angie Silvy

You'd never plan your wedding at work (cough, cough) — but your lunch break is a whole other story! For your #WeddingWednesday lunchtime, we rounded up gorgeous real weddings, pretty style details, and helpful tips from across the web. Our favorite recent wedding blogs have one thing in common: Great ideas for bridesmaids! From a must-ask question about who to include in your bridal party to beautiful dress ideas, take a peek at the best wedding blogs:

Sure, you read about the girl who was dying to be a flower girl, but did you know how valuable hiring a bridesmaid can be? This one's an eye-opener. —POPSUGAR

With so many brides letting their bridesmaids mix and match their dresses (a trend that we love, by the way), it's easy to forget how great a classic, unified look is. The navy blue numbers that these real bridesmaids wore are elegant and timeless. —Brides

Speaking of mix and match, you won't believe the lengths that this real bride went to to achieve her boho-eclectic look! We're talking jumpsuits, crazy patterns, and more! —Green Wedding Shoes

On a less wild end of the spectrum are the bold, draped dresses that this bride had her ladies wear to an alternative wedding at the Ace Hotel. They're no less cool, though! —100 Layer Cake

Trending right now: Rose-colored bridesmaid dresses. Peruse this guide to all the different ways you can dress your 'maids in the lovely shade of pink. —Brooklyn Bride

And if you've already picked out the bridesmaid dresses and are more concerned about the maid-of-honor toast, here's a must-read guide to writing the perfect speech. —Brides

Jun 112014
 
Brides Live Wedding reception decor

Photo: Lisa Gooder via Instagram

You'd never plan your wedding at work (cough, cough) — but your lunch break is a whole other story! For your #WeddingWednesday lunchtime, we rounded up dazzling real weddings, pretty style details, and helpful tips from across the web. Our favorite recent wedding blogs have one of these two things in common: Vintage and modern details! From the Internet-crowdsourced Brides Live Wedding to new ideas for your "something old," take a peek at the best wedding blogs:

To kick off our mix of vintage and modern-style details, check out this retro-inspired outdoor wedding in Quebec, Canada. The bride's sequined wedding dress adds a contemporary splash to the affair. —POPSUGAR

Nothing says modern, though, like a digital wedding. Sunday's Brides Live Wedding was a livestreamed, Internet-voted event that had all of the best classic wedding elements. You've got to see it. —Brides

Vintage weddings showcase any era in history: This one features pop culture throwbacks that make it extra fun and playful. —Green Wedding Shoes

On the flip side, modern weddings often involve lots of personalization. This real wedding has a bride who skipped the traditional white gown, bridesmaids in mismatched dresses, and lots of confetti. —100 Layer Cake

Contemporary affairs also feature hints of the unexpected. A red and camel-hued color palette is a fantastic way to make it happen. See how it's done! —Brides

This vintage-infused real wedding is also heavy on boho details. The antique sheet music boutonnieres are crazy unique. —Ruffled

Don't fret over picking out your "something old!" Get inspired by these new ideas. —Brooklyn Bride

Jun 042014
 
Groom and Groomsmen with Green Ties and Sunglasses

Photo: Angela Renée

You'd never plan your wedding at work (cough, cough) — but your lunch break is a whole other story! For your #WeddingWednesday lunchtime, we rounded up dazzling real weddings, pretty style details, and helpful tips from across the web. Our favorite recent wedding blogs have one of these two things in common: Surprises and flowers! From a top-secret Chicago wedding to a DIY floral backdrop, take a peek at the best wedding blogs:

An engagement is always a surprise, right? What if it's a double surprise? This amazing video shows how one girl was proposed to at a party she planned herself — and she was totally shocked. —POPSUGAR

Speaking of secrets, this Chicago couple planned a brewery wedding, and made it a surprise to all friends and family. Guests thought they were going to an engagement party! —Brides.com

There's no bigger wedding surprise than a "Surprise! We got married!" This real couple eloped, which means they definitely sent out one of those announcements. —Brooklyn Bride

Whether or not there's an element of surprise embedded into your wedding, a handmade floral heart backdrop for your ceremony will keep guests in awe throughout your vows. —100 Layer Cake

DIY wedding flowers not your thing? No worries — book a florist! But before you do, find out what questions you have to ask. —Brides.com

This real wedding is heavy on succulents, a heat-resistant flower that's great for warm-weather weddings. —Green Wedding Shoes

This Tampa couple shows how to make flora super modern, using geometric terrariums as centerpieces and giant bouquets — which proves flowers don't have to be traditional. —Ruffled

But if you love classic flowers (and who doesn't?), then you'll adore these tulip wedding bouquets. There are six of them, so get ready to gawk. —Brides.com

May 092014
 

From a lush inspiration shoot to an easy spring garland DIY tutorial, we rounded up some of our favorite blog posts from all over the web.

From the drop dead gorgeous BHDLN gown to the cascading spring floral arrangements, this organic spring wedding inspiration shoot is filled with lush details. —100 Layer Cake

The latest wedding cake trend? Vintage florals! We rounded up 10 throwback twists on the classic floral confection. —Brides.com

This adorable couple wed in an outdoor ceremony in Costa Rica, filled with eclectic handmade details and personal touches. —Green Wedding Shoes

Clear your cake confusion by using our helpful list of questions to ask your baker before they start mixing! —Brides.com

The groom is Italian and the bride is Canadian, so the couple beautifully blended their two backgrounds into one stunning rustic wedding. —POPSUGAR

Statistics show that 52% of couples don't even get around to having sex on their wedding night. So, what's really happening? —Brides.com

Asking your closest girlfriends to be your bridesmaids should be a stylish event! Here are five fun ways to pop the question to your girls. —Brooklyn Bride

Check out these six fresh ways to incorporate one of our favorite springtime blooms, lilacs, into your wedding. —Brides.com

With only a few supplies and four easy steps, creating your own spring wedding garland is a must-do for warm-weather nuptials. —Once Wed

Goodbye, polar vortex for once and for all! Summer is fast approaching and we found six fun finds for the summer bride. —Brides.com

May 022014
 

From a bold oxblood-and-cobalt-blue inspiration shoot to an easy DIY braid tutorial, we rounded up some of our favorite blog posts from all over the web.

This inspiration shoot held at the Riviera Mansion in Santa Barbara, California is filled with bohemian details. The rich color palette of oxblood and cobalt is the perfect pair for an outdoor wedding. —Elizabeth Anne Designs

We rounded up six styling tips to help plus-size brides find their dream gowns. —Brides.com

Confession: We're obsessed with braided hairstyles including this rope braid updo that's super easy to DIY thanks to this tutorial. —Once Wed

Who says you need to stay in one place for your honeymoon? Try one of our four favorite cruises for your upcoming getaway. —Brides.com

This yummy shoot shot at a strawberry field is filled with equally delicious details — including a hand-painted wedding cake! —100 Layer Cake

For your wedding day beauty look, a reliable primer is a must. Here are four types we love. —Brides.com

We're obsessed with this couple's colorful and exotic two-week wedding celebration. —POPSUGAR

Earn "best toast of the night" honors by following these five simple steps. —Brides.com

These engagement inspiration photos, shot in New York City's West Village, are picture-perfect and effortlessly cool. —Brooklyn Bride

Ever wondered how to properly set your reception table? Here's our quick and easy guide. —Brides.com

Apr 252014
 

From a sophisticated seaside wedding at Alys Beach to the cutest DIY bridesmaids gift idea, we rounded up some of our favorite blog posts from all over the web.

This chic and classic seaside wedding is filled with clean and sophisticated décor. Be sure to check out the shot of the couple on the beach — it's gorgeous! —Elizabeth Anne Designs

Love throwing cocktail parties? We rounded up some of the must-have registry items for your upcoming bash. —Brides.com

For the outdoorsy couple, get inspiration from this engagement shoot at Big Bend National Park filled with bohemian and natural elements. —Green Wedding Shoes

Looking to mix things up? Skip a traditional wedding bouquet and carry something unique down the aisle instead. Check out our five ideas. —Brides.com

Complete your wedding day ensemble with one of these ten fresh flower accessories. —The Brooklyn Bride

Make a bold beauty statement on your wedding day by rocking a bright lipstick color. We found five we're loving right now! —Brides.com

You don't need to break the bank for gifts! Try this easy and cost-effective DIY gift idea for your bridesmaids. —POPSUGAR

We can all learn a lesson of love from this 100-year-old woman's marriage. Warning: Be sure to sure have a box of tissues nearby before pressing play. —Brides.com

From whimsy floral décor to vintage teapots, this tea party inspiration shoot is a clever way to celebrate your bridal shower with your girlfriends. —100 Layer Cake

Impress your hubby-to-be be by proposing one of these cool reception ideas including a beer bar or cigar bar. —Brides.com

Apr 182014
 

From a colorful, bohemian wedding in Austin, Texas to the nine things a bridesmaid should never do, we rounded up some of our favorite blog posts from all over the web.

This beautiful couple nailed the boho vibe for their Austin, Texas wedding with a lace teepee and lush floral arrangements. —100 Layer Cake

Say goodbye to scars, cellulite, and imperfect skin! Follow our fail-safe ways to get flawless wedding-day skin. —Brides.com

Avoid bridal-party faux pas by not doing these nine things that annoy the bride-to-be. —POPSUGAR

Want the best Instagram photos for your wedding day? Wedding photographer Christina Szczupak shares her exclusive tips to achieve the perfect big-day shots. —Brides.com

Take a cue from this couple's something blue wedding invites for their destination wedding in Greece! —Oh So Beautiful Paper

Cut costs on your wedding day by considering one of these unexpected and budget-saving menu ideas. —Brides.com

This gorgeous bride found her wedding dress at a Pronovias sample sale and hand-dyed her train with a fierce indigo. Check it out! —Green Wedding Shoes

Avoid these major wedding planning mistakes by taking the advice of these seven real brides. —Brides.com

Looking for a unique and totally cute way to gift your guests? Steal one of these 10 fun matchbook design ideas. —Brooklyn Bride

Get glowy and sun-kissed skin for your big day by following our genius self-tanning tips. —Brides.com

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