Tip from the Pros: Top Florals for Fall Weddings

The following is a Q+A with Bruno Duarte, Owner/Creative Director of Fresh Floral Creations.

He gives us a little insight into the popular floral choices for fall weddings, this year’s bouquet trends and tips on how to preserve your bouquet after the wedding. Enjoy!

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Alexandra + Brodie: A Mexican Paradise in Canada

This wedding has all the elements of a destination wedding in a faraway Mexican paradise right here in Canada.

The tidbits of Mexican influence were accompanied by a candy apple green and chocolate brown color scheme and homemade details to give it a homespun feel with a modern edge. Beautiful!

Alexandra Fik and Brodie Godkin were married on September 10, 2011 in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada. Continue reading

Kim + TJ: Seashells and Purple Calla Lilies

I just can’t get enough of this Bride’s bouquet. It has a simplistic, natural elegance to it, but it’s the purple calla lilies sprinkled throughout it that takes it from pretty to absolutely perfect! And a single purple calla lily for the Groom’s boutonniere  a great finishing touch!

Kim Croteau and TJ Sparks were married on June 5, 2010 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States. Continue reading

Tips from the Pros: Creating a Custom Candy Bar for Your Wedding

The following is a Q + A with Nicole Carter, candy expert from ACandyStore.com. Enjoy!

                             { Photo courtesy of Jodie Cox of Couture Candy Buffet }

From classic to kooky, candy bars (also known as candy buffets) are a fun way to wow guests and add joy to your special day. Continue reading

The “First Look”: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

A “First Look” is when a Bride and Groom sneak a peek at one another before the ceremony. It’s entirely up to you if you want everyone there to witness it or have it be just the two of you sharing a special moment together. Typically, the “First Look” is followed by the formal wedding party pictures.

Really, there is no right or wrong here, it’s all just a matter of personal opinion. Some people say it’s bad luck to see each other before the ceremony and that it ruins that moment when your Groom sees you for the first time walking down the aisle. Others say it’s a great photo op for one of those really special, candid moments you’ll want to remember.

So, to gain a little insight into this somewhat controversial topic, I took to our Facebook fan page and asked our fans what they thought about the “First Look”. Continue reading

Shweta + Jason: A Hindu Celebration

Bright jewel tones, intricate patterns, elaborate jewelry and the hum of tradition are what makes this Hindu wedding celebration so wonderful to witness.

You won’t believe your eyes when you see how beautiful this Bride is!

Shweta Agarwal and Jason Bhardwaj were married on May 20, 2011 in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. Continue reading

20 Unique Wedding Favor Ideas for Under $2

Every Bride knows that sticking to a wedding budget can seem like an impossible task at times.

So, to help your budgeting journey along, I thought I would show you some of my favorite Weddingstar guest favors that won’t break the bank. Here are 20 inexpensive, unique and totally fun favors for every wedding theme.

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Wedding Accessories for Lovers of the Great Outdoors

Whether you are adventure seekers or just love being outside, Weddingstar has wedding accessories to suit your style. I have created two inspiration boards: one for true nature lovers and the other for all of the campers out there. Enjoy!

For the Tree Huggers & Nature Lovers

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2 Virginia Weddings by Ever After Visuals

These two weddings by Ever After Visuals are from a couple of years ago but I still wanted to share just a few of the details with you. Modest and intimate but still full of life, these two weddings are sure to inspire your own cozy, family-orientated celebration. Enjoy!

Ester + David

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