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Ellen and Chris’s Narragansett Towers and South County Museum Wedding

Ellen and Chris met on a February night in 2013 at one of Brooklyn’s finest bars – Hank’s Rootin’ Tootin’ Saloon. Their meet-cute was just that, a cute meet up that grew into a tender romance. In December 2014 a move brought them to Boston, just in time for a record-breaking 100+ inches of snowfall.  A year and a half later, they traveled to Syracuse to celebrate Chris’ 32nd birthday. Unbeknownst to Ellen, he had been carrying an engagement ring that he designed with a friend.  On the way home, Chris surprised Ellen with a detour to where he proposed. Ellen said yes!

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15 Adorable Ways to use Pumpkins in your Fall Wedding

I know what you’re thinking… didn’t you just do a pumpkin decor post a few weeks ago? Yes, we did. But there are so many adorable ways to use pumpkins in your fall wedding, we couldn’t resist doing another one! With the original 30 Ways to Use Pumpkins in Your Wedding Decor, and these 15, that’s 45 ways to use pumpkins! Think of all the possibilities… Better get going!

As escort cards

As centerpieces

As a ring bearer pillow alternative

As an adorable cake topper

As a unique vase filler

And if pumpkins really aren’t your thing, just go for fun fabulous and orange!

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10 Gorgeous Fall Ceremony Arches

Whether you love over-the-top or super-simple decor, a ceremony arch can be a great addition to where you say your vows. There’s something nice about a feature that defines the space. In case guests were wondering, it says “look here!”. These beautiful fall themed arches are a gorgeous way to showcase the season.

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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)

A Plaid Lovers Wedding

It’s October first! Fall is in full swing and we’re thinking of curling up beside the fireplace in a cozy plaid flannel. What’s more perfectly fall than plaid? What’s more perfect for a fall wedding than a plaid theme? It’s festive, it’s colorful, and it makes a great decor statement. Plaid weddings are my design obsession of the week. See if these pictures don’t make you feel the same way.

For more plaid wedding ideas, visit our Pinterest board Plaid Lovers Wedding.

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Comfort Food for Your I Do’s

Mini food is kid-proof and grown up approved. Plus, it’s just more fun. Now, take your favorite comfort foods and make them mini… mind blown! Weddings are all about fun and having all your favorite people in one place. What if you had your favorite people and your favorite foods? It can seem unweddingish to have a cheese burger. But what about a mini cheese burger as a passed o-dourves? Suddenly it’s glamorous and fun! Don’t be afraid to serve your favorite comforts foods. Try serving them in an unconventional way or making them o’dourve sized.

Mini Chicken Pot Pies from Food Gawker

Mashed Potato Martinis from Wedding Window

Mini Cheeseburgers and Beer Steins from The Berry

Mini Mac and Cheese Cups by The Curvy Carrot

Mini Deep-Dish Pizza Cupcakes by Plan Chicken

Shrimp and Cheese Grits by Pizzazzerie

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Shots found on United With Love

Meatloaf on a Stick found on BuzzFeed

Bacon and Egg Cupcakes from Eat Good 4 Life

Mini Hot Dogs found on Jo and Sue

Tiny Chicken and Waffles found on Delish

Petite Baked Potato by The Comfort of Cooking

Lasagna Cupcakes byThe Girl Who Ate Everything

Tiny Tacos found on Brides

Spaghetti and Meatball Bites found on Delish

Mini Pancake Stacks from Offbeat Bride

Butternut Squash Soup Shot from Martha Stewart

Mini Cinnamon Rolls image found on BuzzFeed

For more comfort food ideas, visit our Pinterest board O’Dourves.

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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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15 Stunning Hair Wreaths

We’ve all seen the flower girls with the gorgeous dresses and beautiful floral hair wreaths. Have you ever been jealous of their accessories? Like the bride and her maids, they carry flowers, but they also get to wear flowers. They get double the fun! Why not embrace the floral festive wear and give you or your gals a flowery head pieces? Check Pinterest for more inspiration.

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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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21 Fall-tastic Boutineers

It’s the start of Fall! Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about the summer rays. But fall is so magical! The changing leaves, cool breeze, the warm color tones, what’s not to love?! How about these fantastic fall boutonnieres? Help your man find some creative floral wear for the big day. Think outside the box. Anything can be turned into a boutonniere if you have a creative florist!

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