Shannon + Keith: An Intimate Wedding in Illinois

When Sasha + Yaneck at WASIO Photography sent in these pictures, we fell in love instantly! With their laid back style reflected in their casual yet sophisticated photos, Shannon + Keith’s wedding is exquisite. What I especially love is how they got ready together – it’s too romantic and it’s clearly a fantastic opportunity to snap stunning photos. <3!!

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Wedding Inspiration: { True Romance }

Valentine’s Day is now just one more day away, making it the perfect time to celebrate romance! And, while it’s true that I cover romance and commitment daily as part of the wedding world, I wanted to celebrate this special time of year through a mood board to inspire the hopeless romantic that lurks within us all! Whether you want to feel like a beautiful princess on your big day or your wedding lust is more for glitz and glamor, these Weddingstar products are a perfect fit to infuse true romance into your nuptials. Continue reading

Alyn and Kevin: Summer Bliss

Welcome back, readers! Here is a real treat for all of you who gush over couples in love. Joy Marie Photography submitted a collection of photos from Alyn Kim and Kevin Zen’s summery wedding day. Her dress was elegant, and the rustic venue and splash of color in the decor really captured the feeling of summer bliss.

The happy couple was married in Simi Valley, California on June 26, 2010.

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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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Wine Wedding Accessories

Wine Drop

Born of majestic vineyards and with a millennia of history behind it, wine is truly synonymous with culture and elegance. As with great relationships, wine not only takes time to mature but it also takes willingness and dedication to fully appreciate its many qualities. Wine is romantic and sensual – it is the elixir of conversation and seduction.

There are many ways that wine can be incorporated into a wedding in order to achieve an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere.

Many of our products were designed with the desire to enable brides to carry out the theme in all aspects of the wedding, if she so chose.

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Ashley and Phillip – DIY Damask

I bet you thought that because I promised love and sunshine all this week, you would be getting even more palm trees and sand today. Not so! This wedding falls into my chosen category beautifully, but it is a completely different style from the other two I featured this week.

This sunny wedding is bold and vibrant, and so full of DIY creativity it’ll make your jaw drop!

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Kristen and Casey – Starfish

I promised love and sunshine this week – so that is exactly what you are going to get! This beautiful beach wedding took place on Sanibel Island. It incorporates the beach element flawlessly into the wedding decorations for an event that is romantic, as well as very pleasing to the eye.

I especially love how they used shells to pour the sand during their sand ceremony. What a fabulous way to incorporate the theme of the wedding into the ceremony.

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Nicole and Sean – Cereal and Shoes

I know, I know – at first glance this wedding looks relatively tame. Aside from the shoes of course, which obviously didn’t result in any sore tootsies for this bridal party — but it has a very unique twist which inspired me to post it. There is nothing I love more than finding a wedding the genuinely reflects the couple. In my opinion, that’s the most important detail, and one that many people tend to overlook.

In order to keep to their budget the couple focused their efforts on DIY projects and as a result their wedding had a very personal touch.

Because no one can say it better than she can, I’m going to let the Bride, Nicole, tell you about her wedding, and the planning that went into it! Continue reading

The Art of Writing a Love Letter

The thought of writing a love letter probably causes most people more than a little bit of panic. What if I don’t say it right? What if it’s cheesy? What if it is not appreciated?

If that’s you, just relax! I’m going to walk you through a brainstorming session that will hopefully ease your fears and inspire you to write a sweet note to the person in your life that means the world to you. With Valentine’s Day looming, what better way is there to show your appreciation than to write that romantic saga that has been bottled up inside you?

Ok, maybe it’s not a saga, but if you have something you have been wanting to say – then you should!

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Vintage Valentines Wedding

vintage valentine girl raincoatWith Valentines coming up so soon I have decided that all the posts this week are going to have at least a little something to do with the holiday.

A holiday that of course results in more engagements than any other day of the year!

While trying to think of a new way to approach the subject, an idea for a Valentines wedding theme just popped into my head. With vintage decor so popular, and for good reason, it made perfect sense to me to incorporate it into a Valentines wedding.

Vintage Valentines cards are charming, unique and a perfect representation of a time gone past.

With the focus on adorable sketches and cute puns from the 40’s and 50’s, they easily pave the way for the creation of an entire theme.

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