Sweet and Sassy – The Patterned Pink Gown

First of all, let’s just talk about this gown. First of all, it’s PINK! Second, it has this crazy full skirt and makes the best swooshing noise. This dress was by far the favorite from our styled shoot at Hotel Viking earlier this month. We paired this statement dress with a lots of pearls, a sweet little pony tail and a sassy cat eye. Stunning.

What do you think of the color and designs? Would you rock this fashionable dress for your wedding?

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Photos by Sweet Alice Photography | Makeup by Lyndsay Simon Beauty | Shot at Hotel Viking | Dress from Alexandra’s Boutique | Styling by The Newport Bride | Hair by Julianna Oates

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The Sexy Boho Bride | A Styled Shoot by The Newport Bride

Meet the lovely Joanna. She is rocking this sexy boho lace gown. For this look we wanted something easy, slightly casual but still totally sexy. I think we nailed it. This dress works perfectly with the cathedral veil, the birdcage veil, and even the headdress. It’s magical! Everything works, everything looks good. Would you rock this lace curve hugger? Why or why not?

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Photography: Sweet Alice Photography | Dress: Alexandra’s Boutique | Makeup: Lyndsay Simon | Location: Kay Chapel at Hotel Viking | Model: Joanna | Styling: The Newport Bride | Hair: Julianna Oates

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

Friday Fav: The Bride Box

You’ve probably heard of BirtchBox or Ipsy, or one of those other services that sends monthly goodie deliverables. There’s ones for makeup, accessories, clothes, home decor, almost anything. Now, there’s one for brides!

Bride Box sends you a package full of fun accessories, planning materials, girls night out inspiration, or things for your new home. With almost 100 brands supplying products for the boxes, you’ll never get the same stuff twice. I wish this was around when I got engaged! You can choose to sign up for 1 month, 6 months, or 12 months and you can cancel at anytime. When you sign up there’s a questionnaire that helps the box fillers get to know you. If you choose to fill it out, some of the items in the box will come personalized. If you’re giving Bride Box as a gift, be sure to fill out your friends information so she can get the ultimate Bride Box experience.

(All photos from the thebridebox.com)

16 Stunning Moss Wedding Decor Ideas

Just like every great outfit needs some textural interest, every party needs a fun decor piece that’s pure whimsy. Moss is our favorite way to add texture to a wedding’s decor. It’s fun, it’s different, and it’s easy to use! The beauty of moss is it can be put into any shape, on any surface. there’s nothing you can’t cover in moss. It’s beauty is in it’s versatile nature. It fits in at a rustic outdoor causal party just as easily as it impresses guests at an elegant black-tie affair. Moss suits every party and every couple when used correctly.

See if these 16 moss wedding decor pieces can inspire you. As always, check Pinterest for more ideas!

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How to Create Your Wedding Hashtag

Event the best of photographers can’t be everywhere at once. That’s why you have wedding guests! Give them a wedding hashtag to post along side the pictures and everyone can see all the fun forever! Posting pictures is the easy part, coming up with a hashtag, that can be tricky. These 5 tips will help you come up with the perfect tag for your big day.

1. Make it easy to remember – Get clever but don’t get crazy. Your hashtag should be something easy to remember so guests aren’t struggling. The easier you make it for them to tag pictures, the more pictures you’ll get.

2. Get punny – Do your names ryme with anything? Is there a funny play-on-words? People love puns and they’ll love tagging your wedding pictures in a coupley-themes pun.

3. Capitalize first letters – When putting your hashtag on printed materials capitalize the first letter on each word to make it easier for guests to read and understand. It makes a run-on-sentence LookMoreIntentional andlesslikeaclutteredmess.

4. Check for other users – With millions of people using social media, there’s a chance your wedding hashtag has been used. Make sure it doesn’t link to anything unsavory and do a quick hashtag search before making a final decision.

5. Use your names or wedding date The more personalized your hashtag is, the less chance there is of someone else having already used it and the more likely your guests are to remember. Use your initials and wedding day, or your first and last names.

Check out some of the cutest wedding hashtags we’ve seen on Instagram.

#GettingThiggyWithIt

#OnCloudNyberg

#WelcomeToTheBarkSide

#TweedPartyOfTwo

#GettinPritzed

#TurnDownForWATkins

#MyBigFatBratekWedding

#TakeHerHolmes

#EatDrinkAndBeMettier

#HappilyEverAftKerr

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Belts, belts, belts!

Brides need some bling and belts are a fantastic way to add some personalized sparkle to your outfit. These are just a few of our favorites!

For more waistline bling, visit our Pinterest board: Bridal Belts and Sashes.

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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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A Kate Spade Inspired Bridal Shower

As someone who is obsessed with everything Kate Spade puts out, a Kate Spade inspired bridal shower couldn’t be more of a dream come true. Black, white, gold and pink, it’s everything classy festive and fun! These bright power colors get everyone in the mood for a good time. From the invitations to the sparkly pom-poms in the pink diamond mimosa’s (yeah, you heard me) make everything pink or gold and you’re off to a good start. What about those oversized polka dot balloons for outside, too cute! Can we leave them up all the time?

For more Kate Spade Bridal Shower inspiration, see our Pinterest board.

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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.

(Header: JaclynL Photography All other pictures: Glen Manor House)