Winter Wonderland Wedding Ideas

When the weather gets cold and winter comes, everything changes. Holiday cheer is in the air and wedding season is in full swing. While some might shy away from having a winter wedding, snowy celebrations of love bring great opportunity to completely transform a venue into a winter wonderland. These can be filled with a cozy fireside ceremony, elegant holiday décor and festive, decadent, classic food that your friends and family will delight in. Take a look at our favorite winter wonderland wedding ideas that will ensure your guests feel nothing but warmth, cheer and love.

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The Best of 2018 Wedding Trends

As 2018 comes to an end, it is the time to reflect on the best wedding trends that we have seen over the last year. One thing is for sure, couples have not been shy to push boundaries and break wedding norms with daring colors, modern décor and adding in their own personal touch to make their day memorable. Take a drive down memory lane with us and look at a snapshot of our favorite wedding trends from 2018.

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4 Guest Book Alternatives to Make Memories that Last

Your wedding day is full of moments that you’ll want to remember forever. Between the hustle and bustle of planning and hosting, it can be difficult to stop and take it all in. While it may seem like the only way to keep track of who attends your event, a traditional guest book doesn’t always capture your favorite memories. What if you could offer your friends and family an interactive way to mark their attendance that could also serve as a precious keepsake after your wedding day? Take a look at a few “guest book” alternatives that will help ensure that your wedding guests have a great time and you have memories to cherish for years to come!

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How To Pick Your Wedding Theme

There are many factors that play a part in choosing your wedding theme. Some couples select a theme based off of something they both love, such as a movie or time period. Others will decide on a theme centered around their venue or the season in which they are getting married. While there are a number of ways to approach your decision, the process can often become overwhelming and filled with too many choices. With a few simple tips, you can filter through an ocean of options and select the right theme for your special day.

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Falling in Love With Four Wedding Must-Haves

Fall is in the air and the height of wedding season is just around the corner. This is often one of the best times to have an outdoor ceremony because minimal decorations are needed with nature’s vibrant colors at their brightest. The weather is cool, the air is dry and the trees are bursting with oranges and yellows just before they release their leaves. With nature in mind, here are our four favorite fall wedding must-haves to prepare for your perfect day.

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How to Choose the Perfect Color Palette

One of the most exciting first steps in wedding planning is deciding on a color palette. Your selection of shades will help determine floral arrangements, linens, décor and attire for your special day. Choosing your wedding colors can be overwhelming, but with these simple tips, you can be sure that your palette is personal, powerful and picture-perfect.

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How to get your guests on the dance floor

On your wedding day, there is nothing more fun than a lively room packed with people you love. The night is over before you know it, and there isn’t a moment to waste! However, most people don’t want to be the first to step onto the dance floor. It can help to have a plan or two in place, in case your guests are hesitant to get the party started. The following tips can help get people up and moving. Read more

Must-have items for your summer event

Whether you’re planning a wedding, a graduation party or a family reunion, summer celebrations are in full swing! Outdoor events provide a scenic backdrop, natural lighting and ample space for all of your guests. Make sure your summer bash is unforgettable by including these must-have items.

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Who traditionally pays for each portion of the wedding?

Weddings are a time to celebrate traditions. These can include the bride wearing blue or tossing the bouquet. What about financial traditions?

There used to be hard and fast rules on whose side of the family pays for this celebration. Nowadays, the groom and bride may take on expenses to help create their dream wedding.  However, many people still follow traditional guidelines on who pays for what. These can be a good starting point for figuring out your wedding budget. Here’s what you need to know: Read more

Married couple in atmospheric lighting.

5 Atmospheric Lighting Ideas for Wedding

The use of atmospheric lighting is a technique our greatest filmmakers use to set tone, mood and send a message in their work. You can follow their example to make your wedding and wedding reception a memorable and deeply personal event. You’ll express yourself and communicate the love of the event to all your guests. Read more