Bows for the Bride

When you think of bridal bows, do you think of those massive butt bows from the 80s? Don’t let that image deter you, bridal bows are the best! The perfect way to tie-off (pun intended) the perfect gown. Or shoes. Or both. A girl can never have too many bows you know. I for one want every one of these bow-dazzaled pieces. For the love of bows!

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Reception Venue: Glen Manor

Like something out of a modern fairytale, Glen Manor House is every princess’s dream come true. With it’s gilded age glamour inside and sweeping views of the ocean outside, wherever you are there’s a view that can’t be beat. Ceremonies can be held outside on the lawn overlooking the water, in the manicured garden on the side of the property, or inside in one of the beautiful rooms. It’s like something out of a fairy tale. A bit smaller and more intimate than the Newport mansions, and less known, Glen Manor is the perfect venue for a one-of-a-kind couple. Located on a good piece of land in Portsmouth just a few miles away from the hubbub of Newport, there’s no chance of foot traffic disrupting pictures of a ceremony.

In the early 1900s Glen Manor was built as a private home. in 1959 it was sold to the Sisters of the Sacred Heart and turned into a school for children. In the 1970s the property was sold to the city of Portsmouth and restored to its original glory. Today the property is used as an event space.

Whether you like it for the history, the architecture, or the location, you can’t go wrong with Glen Manor. Fit for royalty, the couple that get’s married here is sure to start their lives together on the right foot.

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A Hair Do For The Big “I do”

It can be hard to choose a hair style for the big day. Up or down, braids, curls, clips or combs, it’s a struggle.  Try incorporating an every day styling favorite. If you love braids, use a braided do. If curls are your thing, let the fly aways fly! If you have a hair stylish, bring a few snapshots of your favorites. They can combine the options into one gorgeous personalized do. If you or a friend are doing your hair, don’t be afraid to experiment! Take an afternoon and play around with your hair, see what you can come up with. You never know till you try!

 

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How to Decorate your Ceremony Space on a Budget

Couples often feel overwhelmed when it comes to decorating the ceremony space. It can sometimes feel like a waste of money to decorate a space you’ll only use for an hour at most. Never fear, there are plenty of beautiful ways you can decorate your ceremony space and still stay on budget. These tips show how some of our favorite ceremony tips can make a big impact for guest without making a big impact on the checkbook.

Focus on where it counts. Instead of decorating every chair, do the chairs on the aisle.

Keep it simple and let the space speak for itself. After all, guests are there to see you!

Focus on the aisle as the focal point.

Instead of costly flowers, us a cost effective bud like baby’s breath.

Try forsaking the flowers all together! Try these fun and playful

If florals and aisles aren’t your decor of choice, try something… lighter that’s sure to bloc no one’s view.

On the high fling note, try something up up and out of the way! These draping designs makes quite a statement while staying simple and elegant.

What about a monogram or sign? Simple, easy, and something you can use again!

Make the decor something you can use again whether in the reception space maybe as a centerpiece, or at home as a special decoration.

Above all, remember to have fun and enjoy being married. It’s your wedding day! 🙂

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Weekapaug Inn – Venue

Weekapaug Inn in Westerly Rhode Island sits on the Quonochontaug Pond on mainland Rhode Island. The Idyllic setting is equally suited for a casual backyard event or an intimate formal affair. The inn has a comfortable feel, like you’re coming home to grandparents lake house. If you want a wedding venue that encourages guests to be relaxed and happy, this is the one for you. Venture off the island and Weekapaug Inn is sure to please.

Sunflowers and Sunshine

According to The Knot, the rose has been and continues to be the most popular wedding flower. While beautiful and sweet smelling, they aren’t everyones favorite. Sunflowers represent the sun and it’s cheerful life-giving rays. They symbolize adoration, loyalty, and longevity. If you’re a sunflower fan, this blog is your wedding inspiration.  That last picture, it’s a sunflower lovers dream come true, no?

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16 Gifts for the Groom

Some couples choose to give each other gifts before they tie the knot. A sweet little romantic gesture saying “I love you” before the “I do”. Guys can be hard to buy for, hopefully these 16 gifts for the man in your life help you find the perfect pic.

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16 Blinged out Bridesmaids

We’re totally in love with the trend of glittering bridesmaid dresses. The more sequins and beading the better! These bridesmaids dresses are making us swoon. Who needs jewelry when your whole dress is a gem?

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Candlelight For the Big Day

Everyone looks better in candlelight. It’s flattering at every angle, it makes everything sparkle, and it’s easy! Many brides use votives to enhance their table decor. Putting the sparkly power to work in other places only spreads the warmth. Candles are an elegant choice where ever they are from the ceremony to the reception. Don’t believe us? Take a look, we think these pictures might change your mind.

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The Thing About Banquet Tables

The best conversations always happen around the dining room table. After bellies are full and hearts overflowing, good thing happen. Banquet tables allow the togetherness of a dinner at home, to translate into a dinner for 200. With a neighbor on the left, right, and at least three ahead, the conversation is sure to never lull. Consider banquet tables as an alternative, or an addition to the traditional bridal rounds. Whether you have an outdoor or indoor wedding, banquet tables are a beautiful way to encourage conversation among guests.

Things to think about: Banquet tables can be tricky to navigate around when space is limited. Choose a table length that is appropriate for your reception space and everything is sure to flow perfectly.