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Now this is How You Throw a Cozy Backyard Wedding

From the moment I watched Father of the Bride (best movie ever!), my love affair with classic backyard weddings began. There is something so cozy and beautiful about a homegrown affair and Jacqueline and James threw one for the books. With the help of Slainte Event Planning & Design and Christina Zen Studio, they turned a family home into the prettiest, most elegant venue. Also, mini bottles of champagne served with straws are pure genius. See even more in the vault.


Jacqueline and James held a wonderfully simple and elegant backyard wedding at Jacqueline’s parent’s home in Farmington, CT.

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Photography: Christina Zen Studio | Wedding Coordinator: Slainte Event Planning & Design | Floral Design: Ruth L | Wedding Dress: J.Crew | Wedding Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Hair Stylist: Blo Blow Dry Bar | Band & DJ: Veronica Martell Entertainment | Cake Artist: Taste By Spellbound

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This is How You Plan Your Dream Wedding

There’s nothing we love more than grabbing our besties and hitting the town for a little bridal show action. And when that show happens to be the Wedding Day Expositions Boston Bridal Show, it’s a happier day than most. Think yummy treats, live music and a cake dive (!!) all happening this Sunday, January 8th. Mark your calendars and get ready to plan that day of your dreams.

The Wedding Day Expositions Boston Bridal Show is everything you’ve ever wanted in a bridal event… and so much more. I’m talking a one-stop shop with all of the areas finest vendors, plus some seriously cool happenings and awesome giveaways, as well. From the live fashion show to the Macy’s VIP entry bags (for the first 50 guests!) to the full bar filled with tasty libations, this is definitely one event you can’t miss. And did I mention the cake dive? I mean, this is going to be sooo awesome.

Whether you’re on the lookout for the perfect photographer, want to find that venue of your dreams or simply want to be inspired, the Wedding Day Expositions Boston Bridal Show is THE place to start planning. Click here NOW to get your tickets ($15 per person at the door or $10 online) and mark those calendars for a Sunday filled with wedding planning fun.


What: The Wedding Day Expositions Boston Bridal Show is giving away matching wedding bands in their fabulous cake dive!

Who: One lucky winner will be chosen completely at random to participate in the cake dive at the upcoming Boston Bridal Show and four other lucky contestants will be chosen live from the audience. All contestants will be cloaked in rain gear and wrestle through a GIANT cake provided by Montilio’s Bakery. Inside is a small box for the victor who will claim the pair of WEDDING BANDS as their PRIZE!

How: To enter to win a spot in Boston’s ONLY cake dive, submit your proposal/engagement photo by tagging @weddingdayexpos on Facebook OR @weddingdayexpositions on Instagram! #justsayyes

The Perfect Spot for that Quintessential Montauk Garden Wedding

Sure, wedding planning can be a tad bit stressful, but finding that perfect Montauk venue? Not as difficult as you think. With Sole East Resort, saying “I do” in sophisticated + laid-back style is as simple as relaxing poolside in their St. Tropez lounge beds… easy. From their manicured gardens to their amazing service, this is quintessential Montauk to a tee. Scroll to plan that fairytale wedding.

Saying “I do” in a glam day that is equal parts luxurious AND relaxing isn’t always easy, but Sole East Resort manages to make it all happen… and beautifully. Think an understated, yet totally elegant garden party meets that laid-back Montauk vibe and you are on the right track. Not to mention the completely tasty cuisine at their Backyard Restaurant and the proximity to those world-famous Atlantic Ocean beaches. It’s a full-service property basically meant for a weekend retreat with your nearest and dearest. Just ask bride, Alison. “We had a vision of the setting, mood, ambiance and wanted to find the right venue where we could create the setting… Sole East was the perfect destination for our dream wedding.”

Ready to begin that journey to an authentic celebration rich in FUN and crazy beautiful details? Contact the amazing staff at Sole East Resort TODAY to start planning.


Sole East Resort is offering a 50% discount off catering rental fees for booking available 2017 Spring & Fall wedding dates, along with a complimentary wedding night stay in a Garden Cabana Suite for the Newlyweds! Call now, friends.

Photography: Jay Ackerman | Photography: Matthew Burke | Event Design: Ali Reeve Design | Floral Design: Mimosa Floral Design Studio | Wedding Dress: Mark Zunino | Lighting: Matt Murphy Event Lighting | Tent: The New York Tent Company | Ceremony & Reception: Sole East Resort | Day of Wedding Planners: Duke + Van Deusen | Paper & Calligraphy: Overdressed Paperie | Rentals: Party Rentals LTD

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