Sarah & Phil: Love Letters and Family

Every wedding should have at least one thing that is extra special and unique. A little something that comes straight from the heart and makes you realize how in love the Bride and Groom really are.

In this sweet wedding it was the vows, letters that spoke of first meetings, hope for the future and in the Groom’s case; his delight that not only would this wedding give him the woman he loved for his Bride, but also her daughter, Isabella, for his own.

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How To: Tie Ribbons (Videos Included)

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(Photo courtesy of Laineys Repertoire)

Tying a ribbon isn’t quite as simple as tying your shoe. Sure, you could do it the exact same way, but if you do the end result isn’t going to be the one that you are hoping for.

Wedding ribbons can look smart and classy just as long as you take a little extra time to tie them. Unfortunately every ribbon type requires a slightly different method to achieve that polished look, and of course it depends what you are tying the ribbon to!

For this post we are going to focus on favor ribbons, but keep in mind that the basics behind them can be applied to many other ribbon types.

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Sparkle – A Weddingstar Photoshoot

Everything begins in the same place, whether it is a revolutionary movement or a work of art – it begins with an idea. Your wedding style will emerge the same way, as do all of our photoshoots.

This shoot began with a glitter – a glisten. We took the idea of a ‘sparkle’ and built a table setting around it.

This post will walk you through one of our photoshoots – from conception to completion and everything in-between.

The two individuals that were instrumental in creating this shoot were; Luke, the media guy, and Tara, one of our graphic designers. Over the past few months they were both featured on the blog via Luke’s Introduction and Tara’s Reception Ideas.

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Designer Spotlight: Destination Weddings

Hello. My name is Andrea; I am a Graphic Designer and Product Developer for Weddingstar. I am so excited to be a part of Weddingstar’s Wedding Blog and hopefully share some thoughts that will help those who are planning for their special day.

Awhile back we featured a few posts revolving around destination weddings; the disadvantages, advantages and some planning tips. Since destination weddings are becoming more popular with couples and recently being a part of my brother’s destination wedding, I thought the topic was only fitting for my first blog post. I’ll take you through some of the details of the wedding and show some of the different things we did, and maybe those who are planning a destination wedding will find some inspiration.

The wedding was held in Punta Cana in the beautiful Dominican Republic at the Iberostar Bavaro all-inclusive resort. There were a total of 28 of the bride and grooms closest friends and family in attendance. One of the best parts of a destination wedding is that instead of having just one short day with your guests, you are able to have 3-7 days with your closest friends and family, creating memories you will never forget. Continue reading

Paper Wedding Lanterns

I’ve mentioned this decor piece several times over the last few months and I know without a doubt it has appeared in quite a number of the real wedding features that I have done. It is very popular and it seems to be featured in weddings that, other than the lanterns, have no real elements in common.

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Josephine & Rian – Pretty in Pink

This lovely wedding just took place on March 24th in lovely sunny Florida. It makes me long for sunshine and warmth – the Bride and Groom were truly blessed to have such stunning weather for their big day.

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Welcome Bags

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If you have seen the phrase ‘OOT bags’ floating around in the wedding world, it stands for ‘out of town’ – and refers to bags or baskets that are arranged for guests who are traveling to the wedding location.

Out of Town Bags or Welcome Bags are a personal gesture to help your guests feel more comfortable and appreciated. There are many different varieties of welcome bags as there are no real limitations on how they can be put together.

To give you an idea of some possibilities and get you started, I have put together a list of common items that are included in many welcome bags. Continue reading