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With the popularity of signature bride and groom drinks and "create your own" cocktail bars stocked with assorted accoutrements and garnishes, the beverage station concept has become just as decorative as it is functional. Styled drink displays are a big trend in weddings these days, and since it doesn't look like they're going away any time soon, we're here to shed a little light on the art of creating the perfect beverage station for your wedding reception. Check out some of these great ideas ...
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Start saving those bottles!  1. As a table number This DIY table marker from Tara and Harris's Virginia Winery wedding is super easy to make—simply print out colorful numbers and glue them on! Photo by Aaron Watson Photography.  2. As a table number holder  We'd recreate this sweet idea from Christie and David's winery wedding by cutting table numbers out of foam board and painting them. From there you could use chicken wire or glue to attach them to the wine bottle. Photo by...
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1. Boutique Farm Experience  Photo by: Shelly Kroeger It doesn't get more idyllic than Northern California's organic Bear Flag Farm. Hosting a limited number of events each year, this hidden gem is known for its breathtaking vineyards, lavendar fields, orchards, and unique farm to table dining. It's extraordinary to find a property that offers so much, wrapped up in an exclusive, boutique farm and winery experience. 2. Trendy Art Gallery Photo by: Abby Jiu Marrying admist ...
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Chances are, your groomsmen are not accustomed to taking formal portraits on the regular. So try to keep things relatively natural and easy for them when it comes to taking pictures. Here are a few of our favorite “poses” for groomsmen shots. The Classic The most traditional of the groomsmen poses, your guys stand in a row or, if there are more than five or six of them, in two rows, hands in pockets. It's so GQ. Photo by Sherri J Photography The "We're All Friends Here" Hopeful...
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Booking and confirming your wedding-day transportation is one of the most important parts of planning. Whether you’re looking to ride with your new spouse only or with your whole crew, there are lots of different transportation options to choose from! Check out some of our favorites. Limousine The ultimate classic. A limousine is great because it’s so versatile – depending on the size you book, it can be big enough for the whole wedding party or intimate enough for just you and yours. ...
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One of the most widely known wedding tradition is the idea that the bride has to wear “Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue” for good luck. While it’s all purely superstition, we do like the idea of including these traditions in your look – particularly the items that can have family significance. Here are a few of our ideas to help you find your “somethings.” Something Old Ideas Your grandmother’s veil Heirloom brooch on your gown or in your hair Lac...
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It’s the big moment – your walk down the aisle. Whether you love it or not, all eyes will be on you, so it’s important to plan ahead and make sure your processional goes smoothly. Follow our simple tips to ensure a memorable processional (for the right reasons!). Practice Makes Perfect It’s essential to do a run-through of the ceremony beforehand. Usually, this occurs before the rehearsal dinner, but some couples choose to hold a cram session on the wedding day before guests arrive. Either wa...
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Your parents have played a very big role in making your wedding spectacular.  Not only did they raise you into the beautiful bride-to-be that you are, they've stood beside you through all your planning stress, offered their suggestions, and they may be funding the affair.  Your parents, and your fiancé's, definitely deserve a huge thank you.   Set a Budget I don't have to tell you that weddings are expensive - I'm sure you're learning that!  It's important to include gift giving in your...
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Sure, you could assign each of your reception tables a number - it's clear, traditional, and easy for your guests to follow. However, if you want to be a little more creative, you could name your tables based on a theme. While this is certainly a cute and clever idea, we only recommend doing it if you can find a "naming theme" that truly resonates with you and suits your wedding style and venue. Check out a few of our favorite ideas here: Travel Themed Love to travel? Name your tables after ...
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9 cute and creative ways to serve your cocktails -- Cheers! Photo by: Love Life Images Rosemary lemonade and peach iced tea displayed in an antique white cabinet -- does an outdoor reception get any more chic than this? Photo by: Anjuli Going for more of an indie, DIY vibe? Store your spirits in vintage crates. Photo by: Hudson Nichols Photography We love how Jessica and Matt repurposed an old cabinet to hold their beverage supplies. Photo by: Neuschafer Phot...
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A Short Wedding Dress Show off those legs! Bonnie stayed cool in a custom knee-length frock by Nina Dinh of Susan European Dressmaker for her Los Angeles wedding. Bright Bridesmaid Dresses Sun-kissed skin looks best against bold colors, so let your girls stand out in saccharine shades. We love the bright orange and coral looks from Katie and Jacob's Menlo Park wedding. Katie & Jacob's Colorful Summer Wedding Mint Honey Favors Place a vial of mint-infused honey at each...
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Planning a cold-weather wedding? Consider these little touches to help keep your guests warm and cozy during your wedding celebration.   1. Blankets Provide each guest with a snuggly blanket during the ceremony or at the reception. It’s a totally useful favor, plus will help fight off the chill in the air. Photo by Michelle Warren Photography 2. Bonfire and S’mores A crackling fire just screams cozy romance, and delicious s’mores provide both a fun end-of-the-night activity and a ...
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