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What to do with your Wedding Dress after your Wedding?

The wedding is over and your dress so painstakingly picked out and fussed over has had its day in the sun, now what? Here are some ideas on what to do with your lovingly worn dress: Donate your wedding dress to a good cause Here are three of our top picks: Brides Against BreastCancer contributes to programs for cancer patients and their families. Our outreach and educational efforts during our "Nationwide Tour of Gowns" bridal shows around the country help ensure that people impacted by cancer have the resources and information they need in their battle with cancer. Adorned in Grace raises awareness and funds for the prevention of human trafficking and support for its victims. Wish Upon a Wedding is a nonprofit organization granting weddings and vow renewals for couples facing serious illness or a life-altering circumstance. Trash the dress photo shoot According to Wikipedia, “’ Trash the dress ’, also known as ‘fearless bridal’ or ‘rock the frock’, is a s

Winter Wedding Inspiration 2015

Pale Pink, Plum & Silver Our winter 2015 picks have been selected and the theme is: Vintage Comfort. Our color palette and d├ęcor choices are simple, sweet, and soft with a vintage twist to add interest and a playful touch.   Bow ties and suspenders for the guys are classy and elegant without being stuffy or overdone. Forget the penguin black and white wedding uniform and mix things up with some textured fabrics like corduroy or a colored cotton denim mix in plum. Layer in vests and suspenders, bowties, or ties with pops of palette colors (pale pinks and silver). As for the girls, a little bit of sparkle always makes a flower girl feel extra glitzy while a floor length vintage gown with a touch of lace and a slightly ruffled hem makes your bridal babes feel pretty in prink. Step out and blaze your own trail in a wedding gown that is anything but boring white! The understated elegance of this plum dress is gorgeous and sexy with a lower cut in front, exposed collarbone,

ETSY Shops We Love: Rustic Weddings Edition

If you are into artful touches but do not have the time (or skills?) to go full-boar D-I-Y then check out some of these awesome ESTY shops we’ve selected for winter 2015. You can find these here. This winter season we love all things rustic, and by rustic we mean referencing nature and the outdoors, coziness, and simplicity with touches of romance. Set the tone for your winter romance with save the date stationary from For Love Polka Dots . We love the etched wooden elements mixed with twine or lace and textured burlap with refined or playful fonts. Simple in color palette but eye catching with tactile elements makes us super excited about this ETSY shop's offerings. If you simply can’t live without a little color, they have a wide selection of ribbon colors and even themed items like beach and nautical stationary. Among their other products are invitations, favor bags, custom wood guest books, ring bearer boxes, thank you notes, cake toppers, table numbers, flower girl bask

The Rehearsal Dinner: What to Expect and How to Prepare

Rehearsal dinners are a great opportunity to get your closest friends and relatives together the night before your wedding, and to thank them for participating or taking part in the planning process. You do not need to invite everyone that is coming to the wedding; usually it is just close family, friends, and those you’ve selected for your wedding party.   Rehearsal dinners take place after the wedding rehearsal and are traditionally paid for by the groom’s parents, but may be budgeted into the total wedding cost by the couple. There are no set rules for rehearsal dinners as far as formality, so it is up to the rehearsal dinner planner to decide whether the event be more formal or casual (generally the rehearsal dinner planning is done by the groom’s mother). You could rent a venue, hold the dinner at a restaurant, or at someone’s house.   Traditionally, the couple and the groom’s parents (or host of the rehearsal dinner) give toasts. It is also an opportunity for the bride a

Pumpkin Perfection!

Getting inspired by the spirit of the season? Well it is the perfect season to fall in love!(Get it?!) We’ve taken the time to share our top three pumpkin projects for fall weddings. Enjoy! Left: stylemepretty.com, Center: ajeventsblog.com, Right: blog-beau-coup.com 1) Delightful Decor Pumpkins are inexpensive and in season for Fall weddings. They are also very versatile when it comes to decor because they come in so many shapes and sizes. You can choose to stack pumpkins for taller centerpieces or to make an arrangements that includes flowers, candles and pumpkins. Or hollow out the inside of the pumpkins and use them for a vase! Another cool idea we saw was drilling holes in pumpkins (instead of scarry faces!) and use them to illuminate a path. We love the image above where pumpkins are being pumpkins, setting on hay bales just like at the pumpkin patch! Very country, very cute, and full of fond memories of the season. Dress them up or dress them as they come, pumpkins

Fall 2015 Wedding Ideas & Inspiration

Here it is: our Fall 2015 Wedding Ideas and Inspiration Board! This season we elected for a colorful palette rather than a muted one that reflects the bounty and bold beauty of nature, as you can see by color selections: Celosia Orange (ah pumpkins and spice and everything nice), Cream (classic and lovely), Emerald(gorgeous green), and Marsala (the wine grapes harvest has begun!). If you are interested in other color palette suggestions try TheWedding Paper Diva’s: Wedding Colors—Inspiration by Season article—it’s great! Bouquet Image Source , Bridesmaid Image Source We love the idea of a cream colored wedding dress for Fall 2015. We found this gorgeous vintage cap sleeve wedding dress in cream and like the elegant delicate details of the pearly buttons and lace covered back and sleeves (Found on cherrymarry.com). This dress provides more coverage with the see-through lace back and sleeves (sooo sexy) without being overly concealing or stuffy. From the front, this dress l