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Ashley and Dan’s Suculent Loving Quidnessett Country Club Wedding

Dan and Ashley met the old fashioned way…on Match.com. He was just finishing up his C++ class for his software engineering degree late one night when he saw a beautiful picture pop up. He was exhausted and right at the very end of the semester. He shut his computer and decided to just go to bed. A few seconds later he opened it back up and sent a quick a message. He told his best friend later that night that he was going to marry the girl he had just messaged. Seems like love at first sight really is a thing!

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Kristina and Mike's Romantic Woodsy Wedding on The Newport Bride

Kristina and Mike’s Romantic Woodsy Wedding

Today’s couple you might recognize from a styled engagement shoot we did this summer on Nantucket. While working with them on the shoots, we heard about their beautiful wedding and instantly knew we would want to see the pictures! Think glamorous woodsy and romantic and fit for a fairy princess. Continue reading

Meredith and Jim's Newport Beach House Wedding | The Newport Bride

Meredith and Jim’s Newport Beach House Wedding

Meredith and Jim were married this summer in beautiful Newport with a stunning ceremony at St. Mary’s and a reception at the new Newport Beach House. This fun-loving couple perfectly matched polished decor and personalized DIY elements. The Newport Beach House was the perfect backdrop for their big day.  Plus, their pictures by Molly Lo Photography are AMAZING! Scroll down for their full wedding day pics and their love story as told by Meredith.

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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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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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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!