June, 2015

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She was an American girl–stay true to your roots with classic hues of red, white & blue, showing their stripes in an open-air party that's oh-so-patriotic.

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Craft a sweet, star-spangled soiree replete with relaxed, backyard charm.

above (clockwise, from top left): a post-“I do” darling sits with her best furry friend, draped in star-spangled delight; take me out to the ball game–tables get a little dose of baseball-inspired decor; the bride looks oh-so lovely in lightly-laced veil & lush “lagoon” sash; a spread of delicious treats is accompanied by barely-blue blooms for the day’s mingling & munching.

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Choose from a kaleidoscope of colors for your day-of papergoods with Shine Wedding Invitations!

From blossoming pinks to succulent greens, and every shade in between, Shine Wedding Invitations offers a bevy of choices to suite your day-of needs. Pretty scripts and scrolls and stylish envelope liner patterns will ensure that your invites are completely customizable and one-of-a-kind for your big day!

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Elise & Dan tied the knot during an al fresco affair brimming with rustic elegance at her father’s New Jersey homestead.

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Happy Styled Saturday! We are oh-so excited to introduce this new weekly feature to the blog–with so many stunningly styled shoots & unique day-of designs, we hope Styled Saturday continues to inspire your wedding day dreams! For our first feature, we’re celebrating marriage equality with a superbly sweet bridal shower soiree.

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Add a touch of bohemian-chic style to your day-of ensemble with Lammergeier Natural Jewelry. Offering up artistic designs for the one-of-a-kind woman, these artisan jewelry craftsmen will leave you feeling inspired with every earring, necklace or bracelet. From rustic industrial to fresh-from-the-earth finds, every piece of Lammergeier Natural Jewelry will lend an air of free-spirited beauty to your wedding look.

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Southern-inspired charm set the tone for Shawn & Andy's Saratoga backyard bash.

The groom’s brother serenaded the couple down the aisle towards wedded bliss, before celebrating with an open-air reception at the bride’s family home. Guests enjoyed mint julep sips while indulging in a feast of comfort food served on vintage china. Sunflowers and wild blooms perched in mason jars were a garden-fresh touch to the outdoor soiree. Friends and family toasted to love late into the evening as lanterns set the party aglow and capped off a truly one-of-a-kind al fresco fete.

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Inspire your creative eye at Hello, Artist, a collective wedding photography workshop presented by local love Jessica Oh Photography, as well as Kay English Photography & Cassi Claire Photography! Tips & tricks by the handful–from posing & lighting to networking & social media skills–will leave you seeking stunning shots & lovely lighting, inspired by the best in the industry!

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Happy Wedding Wednesday Brides & Grooms! Suited style on your wedding day gets a delightful, dapper upgrade with bow ties in spring-ready designs from Beau Ties! Based in Vermont & made with love in America, these local artisans are tied to tradition & dedicated to making every man look his best, one bow at a time.

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Eccentrically in love! Alternative vibes for your vows are oh-so inspired.

above (clockwise, from top left): quirky meets creative with perfectly mismatched ceremony seating; illustrated invitations are all dressed up in a dose of nostalgia, with whimsical paper windmills adorning the front; for the foodies–petite eats are speared & served in upcycled wooden trays; the light of my life–pronounce your love with boldly lit day-of decor.