Gold Sparkle Weddings

To me, it doesn’t matter what season or time of day you choose to wed – a little sparkle on your wedding day is always in style!  Today we take a look at the luster of gold sparkling throughout your big day details in hopes of inspiring a bit more glitter in your life too!

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{Photos: Dress: Oscar de la Renta, Arrow: Joielala via 100 Layer Cake, Shoes: Ashley Seawell Photography, Small Florals: WeddingOMania, Table Cloth: Jessica Burke, Table Number: Etsy, Cake: Photography by Charise via Ruffled}

St. Patrick’s Day Wedding Ideas

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we wanted to share a few ways to really incorporate the spirit of the traditional Irish holiday into your wedding. Spread the luck of the Irish by adding deep emerald tones in your bouquet, table scape, bridesmaids dresses and shoes! Or, if you really want to incorporate Irish culture, subtly display shamrocks and horseshoes throughout your decor.

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{Top Row Left: Heather Roth Fine Art Photography via SMP, Right: Intimate Weddings, Middle Row Left: Jamie Delaine Photography via Oh Lovely Day, Right: Jess & Nate Studios, Bottom Row Left: Virgil Bunao Photography via SMP, Right:Laura Nelson Photography via Snippet & Ink}

Mindy Weiss Launches Invitation Collection

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We recently stopped by a sunny soiree for the launch of a new collection of wedding invitations.  Our friends over at Wedding Paper Divas teamed up with wedding planning guru, Mindy Weiss, to create a line of wedding stationery that is pretty special! Mindy selected a handful of 2015 trends to center the collection around, and this event brought some of those ideas and designs to life.  Not only do we have your first look at the invitations available, but we also have some great ideas for your upcoming bridal shower or big day!

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Color blocking was one trend that Mindy spotted, and is carried throughout the line of paper goods for a bold statement on your big day.

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Watercolors with pretty purples and lovely lavenders were also spotted in the collection. And to bring those ideas to life, we played around at a cookie decorating station, a fab idea for your bridal shower!

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Another interactive idea was this succulent station where each guest got to walk away with a lovely home decor piece they created on the day of!  Oh, and of course the concept matched a green and white design for your invitation suite.

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In addition to the more modern pieces, there are also vintage and rustic wedding looks to choose from too.  For your invitation inspiration, take a look at this long table Mindy and her team created for the festivities (complete with menus and paper goods from her Wedding Paper Divas line).

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As you can see, this collection isn’t just invitations. They also have save the date cards, response cards, enclosure cards, thank you cards, and more with printing options such as letterpress and foil!  To customize the collection for your big day or bridal shower, check out the full set of suites over at Wedding Paper Divas.

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Appy Couple Discount for Our Readers

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Appy Couple is the go-to for gorgeous wedding websites and apps designed to fit your big day, no matter what your style.  The sites have everything from wedding day photo sharing capabilities when you download the free app, to games and trivia for the families and of course the must-know details of the big day too!  And we’ve got a deal for our readers when you shop!  Enter promo code BB25 at checkout and save on whatever your purchase choice may be!

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When you shop, be sure to visit the Bridal Bar Collection over at Appy Couple and enter you might just pick up one of our curated products!  Either way, shop with promo code BB25 at checkout to receive your price break and save!

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Wedding websites are a must-do before you say “I do” to keep guests informed (and have fun too) – so don’t forget to sign up for one, input your wedding registry info into it and more!  You’re friends and family will thank you for it, and you’ll save yourself a lot of time answering the same questions over and over again…just refer them to the site!  It’s as simple as that!  Happy Shopping!

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Naked Cakes

Recently, we have noticed a huge trend amongst wedding cakes. Naked cakes! The next big thing. These cakes show individual layers without the icing layer on top. These charming cakes add a rustic and natural touch to your wedding. Add some flowers, berries, or a personalized cake topper to customize your take to fit your wedding. We’re sold! Are you?

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{Top Row Left:Mint Photography via SMP, Right: Amy Arrington Photography via Ruffled, Middle Row Left: Etsy, Right:Laura Catherine Organic Photos via Wedding Sparrow, Bottom Row Left: Kate Grewal Photography via Magnolia Rouge, Right: Sharon Hearne Smith}

Cinco Powell: Customized Bridesmaids Gifts

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Started by Lobi Powell and Brooke Zimmerman in 2012, Cinco Powell offers a variety of unique and personalized accessories from key fobs to necklaces! Inspired by their love for fashion and self-expression through individuality, these luxurious (yet affordable) accessories make the perfect gifts for bridesmaids and family members. With dozens of design and color to choose from, the options are endless! Their products also feature designs by guest bloggers like Mrs. Lilien and Kelly in the City.

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We especially love the idea of gifting these customized tassel key chains to bridesmaids!

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Photos courtesy of: Cinco Powell

Wedding Cocktails 101 – Bridal Bar Radio

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This week on Bridal Bar Radio we chat with mixology expert and founder of The Grand Bevy, Josh Rosenthal who serves up some great advice to designing your wedding bar.  From signature cocktail ideas to recipes you won’t want to miss, be sure to drink up all he shares this week!

Happy Friday and we’ll see you next week!  And don’t forget, if you missed the episode you can tune in anytime on demand here!

Groom Style with Savile Row Society

Dear readers, we have a new and exciting website that we would love to share with you and your grooms! We all know how getting our guys to go shopping is like pulling teeth. Fortunately, Savile Row Society has solved our problems – well, some of them.

Savile Row Society is a virtual styling and shopping website that offers men a chance to work with a renown personal stylist to find the perfect custom suit. The site promises to “be the end of shopping as we know it” and will provide a suiting platform that is easy to use, efficient, and unique to their own personal style.

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They just simply create a style profile that will help match them to their very own personal stylist in NYC. Once they are matched with a stylist, they can then communicate on the phone, through the website, or in-person and make purchases based on their stylist’s recommendations. Once an order is placed, they will receive free delivery, make sure the products fit, and dress for the life they want.

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The website offers various designers like Cole Haan, Ben Sherman, Hook + Albert, Paul Evans, and Solid & Striped, in order to create the perfect casual or black-tie look. There are no order minimums or long-term commitments, so what are you waiting for? Tell your fiancé, brothers, friends, and fathers! Savile Row Society is the next best thing.

{Photos By: Savile Row Society }

Best Bridal Shoes

On your wedding day, your shoes are just as important as your dress. Even though guests might not be able to see them the whole time, style and comfort are essential. They are another way to show off your individuality as a bride. Plus, you can most definitely wear them again. It is a perfect excuse to raise your budget just a tiny bit for your dream wedding shoes.

We have put together a list of some of our favorite bridal shoes. Miu Miu, Valentino, Charlotte, Louis, and Louboutin. Gorgeous designer shoes that will make you look and feel your best on your special day!

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{Top Row Left: Taylor Lord Photography via SMP, Right:Karen Hill Photography via SMP, Middle Row Left:Ann & Kam Photography via MODwedding, Right: Justin Demutiis Photography via SMP, Bottom Row Left:Picotte Wedding Photography via SMP, Right:Orange Photographie via SMP}

Working with a Wedding Planner – Bridal Bar Radio

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This week on Bridal Bar Radio we chat with celebrity event designer and wedding planner, Brian Worley from YourBASH! who dishes about working with a wedding planner, what they’ll do for you, how they can help and how to shop for the right one for you!

Happy Friday and we’ll see you next week!  And don’t forget, if you missed the episode you can tune in anytime on demand here!

Valentine’s Inspired Wedding Details

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we just can’t get the idea of sweet little blush and heart-filled details out of our heads. Guests will swoon over (and surely snag) these straws adorned with glittery hearts and personalized sugar cookies. Brides can channel the love-filled holiday with romantic bouquets in various shades of pink and white or a tastefully done wedding cake.

For our grooms, proposing on Valentine’s day with a gorgeous heart shaped ring wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

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{Top Row Left: Kate Preftakes Photography via SMP, Right: Ruth Eileen Photography via SMP, Middle Row: Kay English Photography Bottom Row Left: Closer to Love Photography, Right: Heather Saunders Photography via The Knot}

“Proposing” to your Flower Girl & Ring Bearer

We’ve included unique ways to ask your bridesmaids and groomsmen to be in your wedding. And we couldn’t forget about the little ones! Here, we’ve provided some fun and adorable ideas to ask the cutest members of the bridal party to be a part of your special day. Send an one of these charming cards or really go all out and create a gift box filled with some wedding-themed toys and treats or one of these books perfect for the occasion!

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{Top Row: Hennel Paper Co., Second Row Left: Lauren David Style, Right:Starboard Press, Third Row: GoodReads, Fourth Row: Unify, Bottom Row Left:Bride and True, Right: Decadent Designs}