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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.

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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

Glam Mountain Wedding With Fun Pops of Red

Mountain brides, be prepared to take cues from Melissa and Morgan’s rustic-glam day. Designed with vibrant pops of red, burgundy and accented with gold, it’s a wedding design done right and you can see it all here captured by Ruth Eileen.

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Fall
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Al Fresco

From Jenna Piper Emrich at Topnotch ResortMelissa and Morgan’s wedding style has been described by their Wedding Planner, Jaclyn Watson, as an “elegant epic party”…and that it was! Melissa and Morgan were dreaming of that perfect mix of a personal and timeless wedding that also turned into a throw-down party with everyone on the dance floor.

With luscious, vibrant hues of red and burgundy and gold accents carefully placed within natural, neutral grey and taupe tones, Melissa and Morgan’s wedding style was classic and fit so well nestled into the Modern-Vermont styled spaces at Topnotch Resort.

Their ceremony, at the Meadowlark Pavilion, just outside the Resort was deeply personal, very unique in tradition (as described below by Melissa and Morgan) and just gorgeous under the natural wood pergola that framed them.

Guests enjoyed fun, small bites like New Zealand Lamb Chops with Mustard-Herb Crust, Spicy Tuna Poke with Avocado on Won ton Crisps, Fried Vegetable Spring Rolls with Spicy Chili Sauce and Mini Lobster BLTs as they mingled on the Mansfield Overlook Lawn amongst the mountain backdrop and modern architecture of Topnotch Resort.

The reception, held in the Mansfield Pavilion Tent, was warm and vibrant with candlelight, lush centerpieces accented by vintage gold vases and modern gold table numbers and a romantic, gauzy fabric draped ceiling. Surrounded by gardens and views of Mount Mansfield, guests enjoyed a three-course meal focused on Vermont flavors of the season including heirloom tomatoes, local cheese, fresh garden vegetables and local beef. Milo Z, the band, really did bring on the party as guests danced well into the evening while enjoying local craft brews and a cigar bar.

From the happy couple, Melissa and Morgan…Our favorite part was the ceremony. We made it deeply personal by writing our own vows and having Morgan’s brother officiate. It was a non denominational ceremony but we wanted to infuse both our Jewish and Armenian cultures so we took the blessing of the common cup tradition that is practiced in Armenian weddings, known as the Kiddish Cup in Judaism, and made it our own by each pouring some of our favorite Vermont beer into a shared cup. Our beloved dog, Jezzie, was also part of the ceremony (roaming around) and she was the inspiration for one of our readings, “How Falling in Love is like Owning a Dog” by Taylor Mali. We were told by countless people that our ceremony was very “us” which we loved.”

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Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography | Cinematography: Endeavor Studios | Event Planning: Jaclyn Watson Events | Floral Design: Silver Toad | Cake: A To Z Cakes | Catering: Topnotch Resort | Band: Milo Z | Venue: Topnotch Resort | Beverage Services: Topnotch Resort | Ice Cream Cart: Ben & Jerry | Rentals: Vermont Tent Company

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12 Fabulous Ways to Thank Your Bridesmaids

Your bridesmaids? They’ve been with you through thick and thin. The dress fittings, the cake tastings, the 5 am meltdowns over color choices (it’s okay, we’ve all been there)… there’s a reason you call them your best friends. Which is why we’ve asked our faves at Long’s Jewelers to help you say “thank you” for everything in the best way possible. Think 12 awesome wedding day gifts that are perfect for showing that bestie gratitude. Scroll below for every pretty pick.

Bridesmaids Gifts from Long's Jewelers
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Bridesmaids Gifts from Long's Jewelers
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Ready to get your gift giving on? Visit one of Long’s Jewelers four locations in Massachusetts or their newest location (now open!) in sales tax free Nashua, NH! Their amazing staff will use their years of experience (they’ve been open since 1878, y’all) to help you find those bridesmaids gifts that will really, really wow. We promise.