41 Fabulous Winter Bouquets

Winter starts in just 24 days! With the cooler weather comes soft textures and colors. We’ve put together 41 of our favorite winter bouquets. Some are soft and sweet in white and muted grey, some are bright and cheery in reds and jewel tones. Whatever your personal flavor you can’t go wrong. Ask your local florist what is in season and see if it tickets your fancy. Winter has some unique blooms that can make your bouquet stand apart.

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Merry Every After

Merry Christmas! Ok, Christmas is still 27 days away, but now that Thanksgiving is over we’re ready for carols, snowman shaped cookies and all the coco in the world! As wreaths and trees appear, see if some of your favorite decorations inspires a little holiday themed wedding decor.

Winter Greenery Centerpiece – Brides

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Ornament Escort Cards – Something Turquoise 

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Sleigh Bell Favors – Jessica Sloan

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Plaid Accents – Style Me Pretty and Sarah Tew Photography

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Christmas Tree Centerpieces – Wedding Chicks & Pat Furey Photography

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Cranberry and Pine Candle – Happy Wed

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Mr and Mrs Wreaths – Glamour and Grace

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Holiday Sparkle Chair Decoration – Living Locurto

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Pinecone Cake Topper – Wedding Chicks

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Mistletoe – Emmaline Bride

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The Best Wedding Planning Websites

The world wide web is wonderful for giving information on any and every subject imaginable. Sometimes, that much information can be over whelming especially when it comes to planning your wedding. With thousands of options for everything from napkin colors and ribbons to types of aisle runners and envelope liners, there are almost too many choices. With the bridal party sometimes spread out over multiple cities, states, and even counties, online resources can be a great way to keep everyone involved and on the same page. Over the years we’ve developed a list of the websites we think are the most useful when planning your wedding. Let us know what you think!

Wedding Apparel + Accessories

Weddington Way – They have a fantastic variety of dresses that come in similar color lots for easy mix and match. Brides can invite their bridesmaids to join a virtual showroom where girls can suggest dresses and accessories, and even vote or comment on the ones they like best. This seemingly little feature allows for seamless communication between the bride and her girls.

BHLDN – With everything from bridal and bridesmaid gown to gifts and accessories, BHLDN is like an online bridal boutique with a little of everything. Their pieces are beautiful and timeless, there’s something for every bride.

My Glass Slipper – This shoe only site has every style and color you could hope for. They carry the big designers and known brand names along with some lesser known brands that just make amazing shoes. If you are looking for that special pair of shoes, this just might be what you’ve been looking for.

ModCloth – Known best for their quirky vintage style, ModCloth has a wide array of clothing, accessories, and shoes. Whether you are just looking for the perfect accessories or you want a non-traditional wedding dress, you should definitely peek around their website. With everything from tea length gowns and feathered fascinators to crystal clutches and glittering earrings, they have unique one of a kind pieces that are sure to stun guests and the groom alike.

Plum Pretty Sugar – Offering a discount version of all the most popular wedding accessories like floral robes for your the girls to get ready in and sweet little personalized gifts, Plum Pretty Sugar is the perfect spot to find gifts for your bridal party.

Fritts Rosenow –  For the inventive and creative groom, these boutineers are made of everything but traditional fabrics. Their creative takes on the usual boutineer are fun and playful. They take custom orders so if you have an idea on improving one of their beautiful creations, let them know!

Invitations and Paper Goods

Minted – Minted has every kind of stationary from flat print on flat white to letterpress on pink flowered paper. Every step of customizable down to the exact color of the ink, envelope liners, even word placement. They also can address the envelopes for your so all you have to do is slap on a stamp. As an extra bonus, each design on Minted is created by an individual private designer who submitted their design to Minted. By purchasing through Minted you are supporting the local businesses of independent designers across the country. Many invitation designs also have a matching save the date or ceremony program layout for a cohesive feel from start to finish.

Wedding Paper Divas – Adorable, beautiful, and with lots and lots of options, Wedding Paper Divas is a bit more afforable than Minted but still has a wide array of options and customizable features. Many design suites have an array of wedding paper goods available from save the dates before, ceremony orders during, and thank you notes after.

Bella Figura – With eco friendly paper, vintage and modern designs, and everything from letterpress to foil, Bella Figura has a little bit of everything. They sort by design types like modern, vintage, metallic, beach, etc. making invitations easy to sort through.

Decorations

Shop Sweet Lulu – Shop Sweet Lulu was born out of love of fun colorful boutique party planning materials. They carry everything from paper straws and cake toppers, to mini milk jugs and wedding favors. They carry quality products that are sure to wow your guests. They even do custom orders!

Save On Crafts – Prefect for the DIY bride, Save on Crafts offers discounted craft and crafting materials. Think Michaels but bigger and with better variety.

For Your Party – This site sells every party accessory you can think of from matchboxes and sparkler sleeves to cocktail napkins and drink stirrers. Everything can be personalized with your monogram or wedding hashtag.

Do you have a favorite online resource not listed here? Share in the comments below!

 

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13 Bridesmaids in Gold

With the holidays right around the corner, colors like red, silver and gold are taking over malls, homes, and offices all over the world. Whatever time of year you choose for your wedding, gold is always an acceptable color choice. It’s flashy, sassy, and of so pretty. We love these 13 golden stunners. From the sexy to the simple, there is a shimmering option for every bride and her maids. Which one is your favorite?

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The 7 Easiest Fall-Themed Escort Cards

Fall is finally here and it’s time for pinecones, leaves, and bright colors. Bring on the blustery breezes! If your wedding is fall themed, consider making your escort cards stand above with one of these 8 easy fall-themes.

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Top Bridal Makeup Techniques

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Didn’t you just love Lyndsay‘s tips for better bridal makeup? We did! We loved them so much we got her to share her favorite bridal makeup techniques. See if these give you ideas for your bridal makeup.

  • Airbrushing: Flawless, long lasting coverage. Perfect for concealing and evening out skin discoloration while producing an all over glow. I like to use silicone foundations like Temptu S/B to give the skin radiance while still covering imperfections. Airbrush makeup can also be used for tattoo coverage as well!
  • Individual Lashes: Create extra definition of the eyes while giving the lashes a fanned out, feathery look without the problems that strip lashes can produce. Unlike a lash strip, individual lashes are lighter on the eye and wont pop off and poke you through the night. Your guests wont know you are wearing falsies, only that your lashes look amazing!
  • Priming Your Canvas: A good primer and setting spray are so important to keep your wedding look lasting all night. My go to products for this are Skindinavia’s The Makeup Primer spray and The Makeup Finishing Spray. The primer creates a smooth barrier between the skin and makeup, reducing redness and pores so your makeup sits beautifully on the skin. I cant finish a bridal makeup without The Makeup Finishing Spray: Bridal. It helps the makeup resist oil and moisture while working to keep your makeup looking fresh for 16 hours. I swear by these sprays to keep my looks fresh throughout the day.

Check out her website Lyndsay Simon Beauty for her full portfolio and to see these tips in action.

Photos by Sweet Alice Photography 

The Best Way to Decorate the Reception Tent

Tent weddings are a beautiful way to bring the outdoors into your party. Depending on how you decorate them, the tents can feel like anything from a free form garden party to a elaborate glamorous affair. It’s all in the decor. The best way to instantly dress up a tent is to make use of the ceiling space. Many couples hang decorations to add extra charm up above. We love the idea and put together some of our favorites. Which one do you like best?

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Low-Backed Stunners You Can’t Miss

We can’t get enough of these low backed stunners Did you see the gorgeous one from our styled shoot? Whatever the fabric, texture, or theme there’s a way to rock a low back.

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Julianna and Tyler’s Hotel Viking Wedding

Hi! I’m Julianna. The Newport Bride is my brain child and I am so excited to finally share my wedding with you!

I’m that girl that’s been planning my wedding since I was  4. I dreamt of the flowers, bridesmaids, the dress, church, even the music. I’ve been planning my wedding for as long as I can remember and the only thing that could have made the whole process even more exciting was having my best friend and soon-to-be husband along for the ride. With my 12x great-grandfather being one of the founders of Newport and the cities first governor, the city by the sea runs in my blood. As soon as Tyler proposed, I said “YES!” immediately followed by “Wait, you know we have to get married in Newport, right?” There was nothing I wanted more than to marry my favorite person in the world in my favorite place in the world.

 

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3 Tips for Better Wedding Catering

Kathleen Geasy happens to know a thing or two about catering weddings; especially ones pertaining on the island she calls home. Tourists spill into Newport during the summer months and through the fall, enjoying all the wonderful foods it has to offer, from traditional gourmet seafood, to decadent meats. Kathleen works for Russell Morin Catering, one of the top catering companies on the island. They know a few things about what it takes to get the best for the big day. We sat down with them in an interview and asked for their tips to get the best catering.

1. Choose foods that are in season for optimum freshness. The main suggestion to really think about is the season, and choosing foods that are appropriate for the event. We a wide variety of different venues for different styles of weddings but some remain timeless like filet and lobster. We also love to offer twists of customary foods, like a Newport lobster bar – where we had four different kinds of lobster: Lobster rolls, lobster bisque, as well as, miniature lobster tacos. The idea of this is taking something traditional and giving it a little twist! The best tip I would recommend though, is matching your venue to the season and style

2. Make it personal.  We did some very upscale burgers – simple but elegant. Another favorite we did once for a couple was a lobster dish in a Thai coconut curry sauce.. It was to die for! The more personal, the better!

3. Make sure your caterer has a style that matches your own. You definitely want to meet and make sure they’re style and value matches what you have in mind. Make sure they are listening to you, and what’s important because people put in different values on different things. Important to make sure caterer doesn’t pigeon hole you and surpass little touches. Definitely keep in mind their response time and check references or read reviews. Specially speak to references make sure they can handle what you are asking them to. We pride ourselves on being flexible but we also want to make sure we are being realistic with our clients.

Photo Credit: Summer Wedding at the Whaling Museum, http://www.morins.com/blog

Post created by The Newport Bride intern Juliette Livingston