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5 Sweet Stations for a Winter Wedding

Our 5 favorite interactive sweet stations for a winter wedding from a hot chocolate bar to a make your own frost cupcake. Sweet doesn’t begin to describe the deliciousness we are imagining.  Continue reading

Styled Shoot Part 1: The Set Up

Last weekend we held our first styled shoot. Thank to the generous collaboration of some beautiful vendors, everything came together perfectly. What girl doesn’t want to play dress up in a gorgeous wedding dress?

We started the day with 3 models, 7 dresses, a dozen pairs of shoes, bouquets, and jewelry; the full shabang. After hours of dress changes and flying hairspray, we came away with 6 polished looks. Over the next few weeks we’re going to debut the outfits. There’s inspiration for every bride, something boho, something pink, something retro, something classic, some that are pure fun! Stay tuned and check back to see all the gorgeousness!

Styling: The Newport Bride

Photography: Sweet Alice Photography

Makeup: Makeup by Lyndsay 

Location: Hotel Viking

Dresses: Alexandra’s Boutique

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Photos: Sweet Alice Photography | Makeup: Lyndsay Simon Beauty | Location: Hotel Viking | Styling: The Newport Bride | Dress: Alexandra’s Boutique | Hair: Julianna Oates

Sugar and Spice, and Pumpkin and Apple

Fall is for pumpkin pie and apple cider. Cocktail hour is no different. These festively themed drinks are all about the fall flavors. A drink with spiced cider you say? Consider it served.

Honey Bourbon Apple Cider by Hello Natural

Hot Buttered Rum by Epicurious

Cranberry Cinnamon Cocktail Rum by Horrible Housewife

Pumpkin Pie in a Glass by Kitchen Meets Girl

Bourbon Maple Apple Cider by Freutcake

Holiday Mule by Home Sweet Jones

Apple Cider Mimosa by The Cookie Rookie

Cranberry Gimlet by Food Fanatic

Boozy Maple Orchard by The Fitchen

Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog by Produce on Parade

For more cocktail hour favorites, check out our Cocktail Hour board on Pinterest!

42 Times Christmas Lights Made the Best Wedding Decor

Who doesn’t love a lit christmas tree? The twinkling lights make everyone feel happy and bright. Why not bring those feelings of cheer and goodwill to your wedding day? For a great price, Christmas lights add a festive feel to any decor and best of all, are super easy to put up! Stock up after the holidays when lights are on sale, and you’ve got discount decor that is sure to blow guests away. A few command hooks or strands of fishing line and you’re golden! Don’t believe me? See if these weddings inspire your happily ever after.

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13 Ways to use Balloons on your Big Day

Balloons are for the light of heart. Couples who want an playful airy feel on their big day should feel totally comfortable incorporating balloons into the decor, photography, and even the attendants accessories! Inspiration is everywhere, just tie a balloon and you’re golden.

For more balloon wedding inspiration, check out our Pinterest page!

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Rainbow Colored Shoes for the Bride

White isn’t the only color for brides. With the whole rainbow to choose from, who not go for fun and show some color with your footwear? Pink or red, blue or green, there are as many choices as there are colors in the rainbow. Take your pick!

How to “Pop the Question” to Your bridesmaids

The groom isn’t the only one who gets to pop the question. After the big bling is in place, it’s the brides turn to ask her gals to join the fun. From chocolate to wine, to cookies to cups, there are a million adorable ways to ask the gals. (Our favorite’s involve sweets…)

 

 

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41 To-Die-For Ceremony Arches

Ceremony design is all about defining the space. What better to give definition than a custom wedding arch? It can be as simple or over the top as you wish, just let you imagination go and have fun! As you can see in the pictures below, the sky’s the limit!

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How to Make Your Outdoor Weddings Rock

The blue sky overhead and breeze in your hair, who doesn’t love a beautiful day in the sun. Outdoor weddings are the epitome of the perfect cookout. Good food, family and friends, maybe even some lawn games. Sounds like a delightful way to spend the best day of your life. Here’s a few tips to make your day in the sun (pun intended) even more spectacular!

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21 Bridal Braids

Braids can be bold and boho and classic and elegant, a fun added tough to a bridal do. Whether you dream of an classic up-do or soft and down, a braid is a good addition. These 21 bridal braids are just a few of the many ways you can accessorize your hair for the big day.

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