Trisha + Brian: A Fairytale in Uniform

From their photographer:

Trisha and Brian’s wedding was truly a family affair as they included their Rottweiler, Diesel, in the festivities! Brian is in the Navy and wore his military uniform along with all of his groomsmen. The wedding was held at the beautiful Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach.

…And check out their engraved heart shaped sand ceremony set, exclusively by Weddingstar!

Trisha Richter and Brian Stueber were married on June 2, 2012 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States. Continue reading

Julie + Caleb: A Downtown Chicago Soirée

These stunning photos by WASIO Photography were such a treat to see because I absolutely gushed over their engagement pics I featured in a post a few months back. And their wedding was just as fabulous!

With a gorgeous couple and amazing Chicago skyline, this wedding is colorful, chic and full of love. But enough from me, how about I just the let the Bride, Julie, tell you all about her big day.

We are both from Michigan and having the wedding in our new city of Chicago was a big deal to our families. We wanted all of our guests from out of town (100+) to feel like they were having a real Chicago experience and fall in love with the city at our wedding just like we did.

Julie Hilgendorf and Caleb Eplett were married on May 26, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Continue reading

Ann + Paul: Rooftop DIY

This crafty bride and groom made a lot of their wedding details themselves. From the escort cards to the tulle favors, the handmade details made this wedding so unique and personalized, and they were captured so beautifully by the talented Irene Abdou Photography.

Ann and Paul were married on June 18, 2011 in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. Continue reading

Jessica + Jon: A Classicly Romantic Candy Apple Green Wedding

Can’t wait to gush about this wedding; it’s one of my absolute favorites by (once like a spark) photography!

This Georgia wedding has all the classic elements but with perfectly placed candy apple green twists that add just the right amount of WOW! Oh, and not to mention the super chic parasols they purchased from Weddingstar. Love!

Jessica Gore and Jon Joiner were married on June 11, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia, United States. Continue reading

Emily + David: Love, Lace and Intense Passion

Wow, wow WOW! This wedding is so incredibly chic, I just couldn’t wait to share these amazing photos by Joy Marie Photographers.

From the Bride’s über sexy lace gown to the obvious passion and love between these two, this wedding will absolutely blow your mind! Love it!

Emily Kaizuka and David Nelson were married on September 24, 2010 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States. Continue reading

Karri + Jason: Purple Damask

With the sophisticated elegance of a purple color scheme, damask details and breathtaking views, this Las Vegas wedding is all-out romantic. And the diamond ring Weddingstar champagne flutes are a great finishing touch to the chic reception.

Karri Dervishian and Jason Lesley were married on February 24, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Continue reading

Tips from the Pros: 7 Important Questions to Ask Your Wedding Planner

The following is a guest blog post by Rob Lowry, professional wedding planner and wedding planning expert. Enjoy!

Photo credit: The Wedding Planner; IMDb

You may want to plan your whole wedding yourself as you feel only you can make it truly unique to you and your partner. However, as this is such an emotionally charged and important event, you may feel you need the expert help of a wedding planner to bring your dream day to fruition.

If you are going to hand over the reins to someone, you want to know they’ll do the very best job possible. This is why it’s vital to get more than one quote from different wedding planners before hiring one. When you ask for a quote from each wedding planner, you should make a list of questions to ask them to aid your decision. Below are 7 of the most important questions you should ask them. Continue reading