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Shine Wedding Invitations + A Promotion!

When you've been swooning over weddings day in and day out for as long as I have, you know a good thing when you see it. Case in point: Shine Wedding Invitations. The stunning line of wedding invitations and day of accessories takes the cake when it comes to pretty, pretty paper. Feast...

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Music Inspired Sonoma Wedding

You know what makes an amazing combination?  Beautiful weddings and rock-n-roll.  Together it's a pretty party just waiting to happen, and when you add in the talents of A Savvy EventKrissy Daily and Got Light (among many others), it's the coolest...

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Santa Monica Beach Engagement + WIUP

Somewhere tucked inside this beach-set engagement is my happy place. I'm talking toes in the sand, ocean breeze at your back and Christine Choi in tow in capture all the magic. It's the cherry on top to a pretty-filled week, and this week's discounts, giveaway reminders and lucky duck winners are all waiting down below!

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Relaxed Summer Wedding in Sydney

There's nothing more divine than being young and in love. Which is why we're wistfully charmed by Hannah and Dane's relaxed summer wedding. These pictures from Mark and Kara Photography are just the tip of the iceberg too (you can find the whole gallery here). The cavernous church, beautiful bouquets, the quaint...

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Heartwarming Chicago Wedding Film

I look at a lot of weddings, but hands-down my favorites are when you look at a couple and sincerely feel happy two people in this world found each other. That, my friends, is what we have here. Heartfelt vows, a beautiful sunset filtering through the windows at the Ravenswood Event Center, and most importantly, lots of champagne and dancing. So sit back and enjoy the film, courtesy of...

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Romantic Cooperstown Farm Wedding

It goes without saying that I love love stories. I simply can't get enough. So when I see a love story like this couples' turn into a wedding that makes me swoon, I feel like two of my favorite things in the world collided. And the result is beautiful. Captured by Leo Timoshuk Photography and overflowing with blooms by ...

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Rustic Elegance at Paradise Springs

When rustic meets glam, my heart can barely beat fast enough. Sparkles just seem to shine brighter in the great outdoors, and the juxtaposition never fails to stop me in my tracks. Case and point? This Paradise Springs beauty designed by Southern Belle Events and captured by ...

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Emerald + Gold Art Deco Wedding

I adore this Bride. She is stunning in her custom Donna Miller wedding dress, planned this entire elegant soiree in just a few short months and put her focus on the most important part of her wedding day: Marrying her best friend. Megan W Photography made sure no moment went un-captured and it's a day so beautiful, it could bring you to tears. From the beautiful...

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A Natural Tea Party

When time feels like it's on fast-forward, it's so lovely to take a quiet moment to enjoy some of life's simple pleasures! Mandy Forlenza Sticos' beautiful, natural tea party is the very embodiment of "stop and smell the roses". After drinking in all this inspiration, I'll be making room in my calendar for a relaxing afternoon filled with friends, flowers, and tea! Soak in all the pretty from Fallon Chan in...

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Elegant Al Fresco Wedding at Home

Having a 'top three' in the wedding planning process is so, so important and can be a really helpful jumping off point in your vision for the entire day. This adorable duo first and foremost wanted their wedding to be a "great party"… so it was only fitting their top three were: "Really good food, really good wine and a live band!" With the help of the amazing Florabella team, this...

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A Sleeping Beauty Inspired Wedding Shoot

Inspired by the tale of Sleeping Beauty and the new Disney movie Malificent, out today in theaters, this group of industry experts set out to craft a wedding that gives a whole new meaning to the term Happily Ever After. It's a gorgeous display of classic fairytale-esque details crafted by Availendar + lush florals by...

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crostada

We are mere days away from the official start to strawberry season and I can virtually taste the juicy bounty that awaits. First on my list of strawberry-inspired tasks? Caitlin Vartanian's crostada. It's surprisingly simple to whip together, can be enjoyed any ol' time of day (dessert? brunch? bring it!), and is an incredibly elegant dish, most guaranteed to please a crowd!

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Romantic Poetry Inspired Photo Shoot

Umm... this shoot is amazing.  The kind of amazing that combines the romantic, heart-fluttering poetry of Pablo Neruda with the creative genius (and images) of Lucy Munoz and a stunningly beautiful Claire Pettibone masterpiece.  I'm talking al fresco romance thanks to a fab team of vendors that knows a thing or two...

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Forest Engagement Session

Trekking through the breathtaking landscape that is the Paradise Valley Conservation Area sort of sounds like the perfect way to spend an afternoon, but add in two cuties from Texas and a talented photography team like Rick+Anna Photography and it's more than perfect... it's awesome in...

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Contemporary English Garden Wedding in Niagara

We can't help but blush at this English garden-party themed wedding. The keen eyes at Devoted to You Weddings helped coordinate the stunning event with the bounty of blooms provided by Mimosa Flower Studio (the bride and groom provide the love and happiness part, too, of course)!  Keep scrolling for a peek at the lovely photos from...

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Elegant Old Chicago Inspired Wedding

This wedding had me at hello.  Or, if we're being technical, it had me at "a vintage, jazz filled, history-inspired, Old Chicago wedding."  Because anytime you give me a classic venue like The University Club Of Chicago mixed with beautiful vintage-inspired details and a bride and groom who are too cute for words (seriously), I am one very happy lady.  Press play to see every moment captured by ...

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Elegant Scottsdale Wedding Film at DC Ranch Country Club

I may be the biggest fan of wedding cinematography on the planet. No exaggeration. And it's because I can't imagine not having our wedding film now that we are years past our wedding. And after this couple took a look at the work of art Serendipity Cinematography captured of their big day, I am sure they feel the same way. It's a gorgeous look, into their gorgeous day - so do yourself a favor and hit play..

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Sunny Destination Wedding in Punta Cana

Destination weddings are some of my favorites. They usually involve sun, sand and in this case a gorgeous wedding week at Dreams Resort in Punta Cana that will have you dreaming of a Caribbean getaway. That mix of vacation festivities and seaside "I Do's" is always a good one.

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Romantic Woodlawn Bed & Breakfast Wedding

There's no denying it—Bed & Breakfast's are just about as cozy as it gets. And personally, having been to a B & B wedding myself, I can attest to how lovely they are. This peach and mint prettiness from Nessa K Photography is exactly what I'm talking about. Tables of assorted mini pies, burlap wrapped mason jars and breezy photos down by the dock—it's adorable, and...

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Festive Picnic Wedding in Washington Oaks State Park

If you thought you were pumped for summer before, hold your hat for this beautiful Washington Oaks State Park wedding. Flora + Fauna did a lovely job capturing the nature-filled ceremony (both on film and in heart warming video below). With help from wedding coordinators at Flutter Fete, the day was filled with an abundance of sunshine, laughter, and most importantly love.

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