Meet the lovely Leila. The second she saw this soft pink gown, she started squealing. The layers of pink tulle make the ballgown look soft and light as air. The train feels grand but still playful. We played up the innocent feel with a ballerina bun and some sparkling bling. As you can see in these pictures, the gown was not only beautiful to look at, but fun to wear! The whole time, the crew was just giggling. Such fun! Is this ballerina bride style your favorite look so far? If you love this dress, comment below. We know where you can get one!
It’s only Tuesday and we’re in need of some serious coffee. As avid coffee lovers, the idea of a coffee themed wedding seems perfect. It smells good and the rich warm colors seem comfortable and cozy. Fill a center piece with coffee beans and guests get a treat for the senses. With some custom printed mini bags, guests get a wedding favor they actually want! The escort card set up below, that’s pure genius.
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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
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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It’s that time of year again, when Newport Wedding Magazine gets released. I am blessed to not only have my wedding featured in the 2016 issue, but I have a full page article on the inside back cover!
Grab a copy at a local newsstand location and turn to page 54 for a spread on my May wedding at the Hotel Viking, and page 96 for an article by yours truly! Going from a planning-crazed fiancé to a wife is just the beginning of the newly wed fun.
Sneak peak: there’s two pictures of my fluffy husky Nekoda. One in the wedding spread and one somewhere else…. can you find it?
(Header: Sara Zarrella Photography)
You know how candlelight looks good on everyone? Fall is the same way. The cozy sweaters and warm color tones are flattering on all. Fall engagement sessions are for bright red leaves and gorgeous golden hour pics where everyone’s happy and comfy. When everything is rainbow colors, any location from a corn maze to a dirt road is perfect for pictures. These gorgeous fall e-sesh shots are top on the to-do list!
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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)
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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Brides no longer just need one dress. Now there’s bridal shower dresses, bacheloret party dresses, rehearsal dinner dresses, reception/dancing dresses, there’s easily half a dozen times a bide-to-be can wear a LWD. With hundreds of adorable options, who can refuse another dress! Which of these sweet little numbers do you like best?
Pearls are created from a tiny grain of sand that is carefully tended until it turns into a beautiful shining pearl. Seems like there’s a metaphor for love there… Anyway pearls are a classic choice for brides to wear, might as well make it the classy choice for decor!
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