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 Ballerina Bride | A Styled Shoot by The Newport Bride

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!

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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 | Model: Leila

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

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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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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Friday Favorite: Coordinates Collection

Coordinates Collection is a jewelry company that creates unique one-of-a-kind pieces featuring location coordinates and custom engraving. With 10 bracelets, 7 ring designs, and 14 necklace and pendants there are almost too many choices to choose from. Each beautiful piece allows for the coordinates of a specific location and a custom engraving. Perfect for a wedding location and anniversary date. Coordinates Collection pieces come in semi-precious and precious metals, and a few months ago they released a ion collection that comes in a variety of colors. These creations are are beautiful way to remember a special place and a special someone. A Coordinate Collection piece is definitely tops on my Christmas wish list.

P.S. They even have a wedding band!

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