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The Whiskey Table

  Sometimes to come up with a great event theme, all you need is the location.  Some venues serve as blank canvases on which to paint the look of an affair, but others come fully equipped with an undeniable atmosphere.  If you’re getting married at The Clubhouse on Queen Anne, then you’re certain to have a stunning vintage fete.  Add to that a love of the opulence of the Prohibition Era and you have yourself a Speakeasy night to remember.  A group of Seattle vendors teamed up to create such a stylish wedding and the results are flapper-tastic!  Photographer Irene …

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Sweet Beginnings

  Ah, Spring!  A time for flowers, love, and our favorite color palette… pastels!  Like stepping out of a Springtime dream, today’s affair has all the right ingredients.  From a cotton candy truck to a heavenly dessert table, it sets the stage for a sweet beginning.  Photographer Vienna Sparrow explains the adorable concept behind these fabulous nuptials: Sweet beginnings are about a young couple who love to have fun and to take joy in one another. The concept was built on youth, sweetness, and natural freedom. We showcase their journey from their first date until their wedding portraits.  The colour …

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A Barren Spring

  Although Spring is in full bloom, for most of the country the trees are still a bit bare.  So if you were planning a flower-filled outdoor Spring wedding, this might not be the atmosphere you envisioned.  But stress not!  Turn those colorful nuptials into a woodland fairytale.  Created by a talented group of vendors in Massachusetts, this majestic styled shoot serves as gorgeous inspiration for the Spring wedding that has yet to bloom… Photographer:  Callan Photo // Jewelry: A.V. Max // DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Antea Amoroso Design // Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone // Model: Dynasty Models & Talent // …

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The Freixenet Bridesmaid

Bridesmaids are a huge and often undervalued part of a wedding day.  They not only serve as a form of living wedding decor (literally), they are many times the errand-women of the event.  It’s always nice to see when these dedicated ladies are given the appreciation they deserve.  So, you can imagine my elation when Freixenet hired me to create today’s sponsored post.  The sparkling wine company challenged me to come up with some unique DIY ideas that any bride could do to honor their bridesmaids.  With their belief that all love sparkles on a wedding day, I knew it was going to be a fun …

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Outlander Week: Highlands Ranch

  Alright, it’s Outlander Week – Day 2 and you know what that means… more Jamie and Claire!  Yup, for those of you who missed yesterday’s delightfully Scottish post, I’m dedicating this whole week to celebrate the coming of the new episodes of Starz’s breakout series with a ton of Outlander-inspired weddings.  Why am I doing this, you ask?  Because I’m the boss and I do what I want.  Cue the maniacal laugh! *Mmmwahahah*   That’s right, every day this week I’ll be featuring a unique wedding created in honor of the heart-thumping tale.  And no, I feel absolutely zero shame indulging …

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Outlander Week: The Knickerbocker of Naples

  As a 31-year-old educated, career driven, and devoted wife to a dreamy husband, there is something I’m a bit ashamed to admit.  I have a teenage-like obsession with Outlander.  Okay, more specifically with a certain red-haired, hunky fictional character in Outlander.  Ah, Jamie Fraser how you do my imagination right!  The romantic Scottish Highlands, the time-traveling adventure, the witty heroine, the calves (and I’m not talking about cows!)… it’s enough to make a lass swoon!  In all seriousness, this high quality, intricate historical fiction is truly one of the best book series and television shows out there.  If you …

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Santa Fe Tea Party

  Sometimes opposites attract… and make for some gorgeous wedding decor!  Lovebirds Maura and Brandon hail from very different areas of the United States.  Maura was raised in the historic landscape of the East Coast, while Brandon grew up in the aired desserts of the Southwest.  So when these two decided to get married, they wanted to integrate both their upbringings into the festivities.  Bride Maura gives us all the detail behind this unique wedding: Being that I am from the East Coast and grew up in a Victorian home, but I met my amazing husband in the beautiful southwest. So …