Need some assistance planning your wedding? There’s an app for that! Check out the following apps to help you plan your wedding, especially if your budget doesn’t include money for a wedding planner (and that’s okay!): Ringfinder – The Private Collection of Southern African Diamonds This free app is here to help you with your …

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Want to have a kid-free wedding? Many do. Not everyone knows how to raise well-behaved children, resulting in nightmares that involve small fingers in wedding cakes, crying babies, tantrums, overly-playful preschoolers, various messes…the list goes on. If you really and truly want a wedding free of children, prepare for backlash. While some, namely those who …

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The ‘80s was a fantastic decade for music, and many tunes from the era lend themselves to wedding festivities. From love-filled power ballads to sweetly-sweet tunes to songs that make you want to feel the beat of the rhythm of the night, there’s endless options for creating the perfect wedding playlist. Check out a few …

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1. Dr. Scholl’s Mole Skin: Probably our favorite item on this list. Your wedding day is not the day to be limping around with blisters from your shoes rubbing in all the wrong places. Pre-remedy this by slapping moleskin on in all the places where there’s potential to rub. 2. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder: A good …

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Weddings and engagements don’t happen everyday, yet you can look back at the event every single day of your life when you choose Now and For Always Photography. Expert equipment, stellar skills, and the knowledge of capturing the romance and magic of the day, these professionals will fully take care of your special event’s photography. …

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You want your wedding to be elegant and stylish. That’s why you buy the most beautiful dress, why you book a stunning venue, and why you should design a gorgeous wedding table setting. These are our 18 helpful tips to get you started on designing the ideal wedding table setting for your perfect day. 1. …

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Brides often ask us, “where should we look for inspiration?” We say look no further than the season of your wedding, and voila! inspiration! Now let’s focus on florals. If a springtime soiree is in your future, we urge you to select foliage that’s in season to ensure you’ll get the most vibrant blooms. Lucky …

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From vintage botanical prints for invitations to bloomified table linens and even flower-filled bridal gowns, florals are on-trend for spring and summer wedding decor and fashion. There’s something incredibly chic about featuring florals front and center in your wedding design elements. And don’t think florals can’t be subtle, either. Softer patterns and colors make for …

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From fashion to home decor, geometric prints and patterns are hot, hot, hot. Colorful, playful and relatively inexpensive, we love the idea of using tiles for table numbers, place cards and seating cards at a wedding reception. Even cooler? Line them in a row to make a table runner on your reception tables or group …

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Everybody loves a good wedding, and after the engagement period is over and you’ve decided to set a date thus begins the very serious task of planning you and your partner’s ideal wedding. More and more couples each year take to breaking conventions with throwing a themed wedding with traits of tradition mixed in. Themed …

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Nude is having a major moment in the makeup world right now. Barely-there shadows, blush, bronzer, lip stick, liner and gloss are at the heart of every beauty line out there. And brides are jumping on the bandwagon! Nude is neutral, easy to wear and versatile — fitting for the bride who wants a more au naturel look on …

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Navy, white, clean lines, stripes — when it comes to wedding themes, we are crazy about nautical. Preppy, classic and modern at the same time, nautical-filled nuptials inherently have that cool factor. However, here’s a little piece of advice: don’t opt for a nautical theme unless 1) The event is by the water; 2) You have …

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By: Araceli Vizcaino-S Four months into the year and everyone is still obsessed with Pantone’s 2016 Color of the Year. Rose Quartz and Serenity are an elegant duo that make for a serene combination that has us all inspired. We love how expressive and fluid these colors are; they balance each other out perfectly. Take …

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Bouncy, beautiful and filled with that childlike wonder we want to hold on to forever, balloons are a fun alternative or addition to traditional wedding decor. Coming in every size, shape and color of the rainbow, balloons are playful and seemingly retro (believe it or not!) in this day and age. A lovable throwback. Choose giant …

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Spring, Easter, colored eggs, sunshine, new buds and fresh blooms — come this time of year, we can’t help but want to paint ourselves completely in pastels. And it doesn’t stop there. When it comes to selecting your color scheme for a spring-themed wedding, there’s nothing prettier or more fitting than a pastel palette. Choose from creamy shades …

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You may have been wondering just what type of greenery it is that’s been woven through almost every wedding floral design in the past three years. Search no more. It’s olive branch! The definition of rustic elegance, everything about olive branch is dreamy — the shape, color and how it naturally bends and arches so …

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‘Tis the season for hauling out shovels, putting on gardening gloves and tending to your green thumb. Thus, we’re excited to bring you a little wedding-meets-planting inspiration! If there’s one trend that’s hot, hot, hot in weddings right now, it’s pulling off that effortless, organic, just-out-of-the garden feel for your big day. From free-flowing bouquets to …

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From creamy white and blush to bright fuchsia, yellow and orange, ranunculus come in all colors of the rainbow, and are absolutely ravishing for a wedding. Varying in sizes and accompanied by buds and thick green stems, ranunculus have that freshly-picked-from-the-garden organic feel that every trendy bride seeks. With a whimsical round shape and endless layers of petals, …

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In order to keep you sane and help you make it through the almost overwhelming task of planning the perfect wedding, there are certain wedding planning must haves as well as some tried and tested tips and tricks to make the big day a big success. In this day and age, though, wedding websites are …

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The cake. It’s the centerpiece of your entire wedding day, so it better be memorable. We’ve seen several different cake decorating trends come and go — fondant, ruffles, naked, rough iced, pies even — but one cake take we’re really loving is painting. Instead of piping or cutting out fondant designs, elaborate decorations are painted …

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The first signs of green are starting to bud as we transition out of winter — and with good ol’ St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner — thus, we are majorly crushing on the earthy hue, and expect it to be a big trend for spring and summer weddings. Modern brides aren’t afraid to brush other colored blooms …

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Spring Wedding Fever by Anoush Banquet Halls & Catering and L.A. Banquets! Spring is upon us, which means so is wedding season! Anoush Banquet Halls & Catering, LA’s premier full-service catering company for weddings, screenings, parties, and more, and L.A. Banquets, home of the most luxurious event spaces in the Los Angeles area such as, …

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There’s almost nothing more gracious and charming than a backyard wedding on a sunny day. It’s much more personal than a reception at a hotel or other public space, and there are almost no rules about what you can or can’t do, including having your canine best friend be part of the party. But whether …

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Few people can capture the special moments on your wedding day in the same way that a professional photographer can. There is often a misguided opinion that anybody with a semi-decent camera, smart-phone or tablet can take a photo equally as well as a professional and all of their equipment. So why pay to have …

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You’ve done the dating, met each other’s parents, and now you have the ring to prove it. If you’ve recently gotten engaged, congratulations! If you’re soon to be in the thick of wedding planning, you might be feeling overwhelmed by all the ins and outs of organizing the perfect ceremony. Instead of feeling tied down …

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Not the typical couple? Are you on the hunt for a venue that’s a bit more out of the box than the predictable ballroom or barn? If you’re an art-loving duo, why not hold your big event at a local gallery? From the urban structures to exhibits hanging from the walls, the end result is …

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We’ve talked quite a bit about the growing popularity of different holiday-themed weddings in past posts; but, if we had to choose one special occasion as our favorite for a wedding, it would be — hands-down — Valentine’s Day. It is the day devoted to love, after all. From hearts to roses, arrows, cupid, kisses …

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Their wedding can be one of the most expensive single days a couple will ever spend together. With a venue, clothing, healthy and beauty, accessories, and finer details to consider, the costs soon add up. There is a positive aspect to this menacing cloud though, in the form of the Wedding Hack. Whether a couple …

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Of all the things to worry about when planning a wedding, most grooms don’t really consider selecting the wedding party to be one of them. Unfortunately, this process can often be a lot more difficult than we anticipate. If you’ve got brothers, cousins, college buddies, and elementary school best friends all jockeying to be in …

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Planning a wedding can be stressful and we’re all bound to make mistakes. However, be careful because a few too many mistakes will stand out in the bigger picture, especially when it comes to your wedding photography because so many can go awry on the day of the wedding. How to Avoid the Most Common …

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Planning your big day should be fun and exciting. There will be times; it has to be said, that you will also find it stressful, no doubting shedding a few tears along the way. However, all of the negatives will be forgotten, as you dance the night away, glowing with pride that your big day …

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It’s magical, mystical and the epitome of romance. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.  If a winter fête is in your future, why not go all out and hold your big event in a snow-laden land? Think cabins, lodges and ski resorts — ah, yes.  We seriously swoon for a wedding set against a …

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We can’t help ourselves. ‘Tis the Christmas season, after all. If you’re a fanatic for all the festivities of the Christmas season, why not throw your wedding date into the mix? Some people think a winter wedding with halls decked is corny — which it can be; however, when executed tastefully, it makes for pure magic and …

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Silver Wedding Dresses

By Araceli Vizcaino-S, Azazie Each year, over two million brides say their “I Do’s,” which means roughly two million wedding parties have gone through the tried-and-true process of planning the affair, figuring out which bridesmaid trends look good and which don’t. Well we’re here to save you some time by sharing what we’d like you …

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When we think of wintertime, one iconic pattern comes to mind: tartan. Tartan table cloths, throws, napkins and now, wedding decor. Warm, vibrant and colorful, tartan was originally produced from wool, but has since extended to different materials like paper, plastic and even fondant (talk about talent!). Whether your family has Scottish roots, or you’re …

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Silver, gold, bronze, rose gold and copper — whether you fancy just one, all or a handful in your winter wedding color scheme, metallics transform any look from ordinary to over-the-top gorgeous and glam. And long gone are the days when you had to identify yourself as “team silver” or “team gold” — mixing metallics is the …

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We sure do love color when it comes to wedding-day palettes; however, we are big fans of white-on-white. There’s something so incredibly chic, romantic and sharp about a monochromatic look. The best part? White never goes out of style. When choosing a single hue for your decor, we suggest opting for different kinds of fabrics, overlays …

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From flowers lining the aisle and adorning the arch to those decorating tables and accenting the bridal party — it took hundreds, if not thousands, of blooms to make your day memorable. You carefully selected each floral in the name of love, and the florist assembled them with the utmost care. Have you ever looked …

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Getting married is a very exciting time in anyone’s life. Naturally, you will want to look and feel your best so that you can make the most of it. Here are some tips for ensuring your health and beauty for this joyous occasion. Sleep Wedding planning can take a lot out of a bride, but …

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Some people may not want a wedding cake so beautifully crafted, it becomes too much a work of art, and guests will prefer to gaze, and be reluctant to eat and enjoy it. Then again, a bride doesn’t even need to venture into “bridezilla” territory to want to have her cake and eat it too. …

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If you’re considering hiring a photo booth for your wedding day, you can either hire backdrops and props or even create a DIY booth. Photo booths make for such a fun addition to any celebration and a proper focal point. They’re bound to get all the guests talking and really having fun at your event. …

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There are literally thousands upon thousands of places that would frame the perfect setting for a wedding in Kent. If you are planning your big day and are at a loss as to where you would like to hold the ceremony and reception, perhaps it would be best to start with a general idea as …

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You can’t get more romantic than a proposal during the festive period, regardless of how you do it. The internet has an abundance of wedding site inspiration on how you can propose and guarantee a “yes!” as well as preparing for the wedding post-celebration, and we’re here to help. Down on one knee is the …

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There are a so many things to think of and plan for as you prepare to marry the love of you life. One vital component of any marriage is filing for your marriage license. Without a marriage license, your marriage isn’t legal…and that’s a sad thought. First off, research the regulations around applying for a …

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  What is the ideal situation for a proposal to your beloved? Perhaps you envisage sitting in a Michelin-star restaurant and you pop on one knee before dessert? Or it could be a petal-strewn path, leading to a secret garden with a string quartet playing? Whatever the ideal, what you don’t want is to send …

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  Weddings can take years to plan: after all, it is supposed to be the most important day of your life! When planning a wedding theme, though, it is all about the detail. If you are going to have a wedding theme then you need to make it as successful as possible by taking it …

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Weddings in 2014 have been a significantly different style than 2013 and the same holds true for bridal showers. The great thing about bridal shower trends is that they follow the wedding trends very closely. Here are the Top 4 Bridal Shower Themes and Trends that have emerged in 2014. Woodland Theme – One of …

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Your engagement photos will be used on your wedding invites, as props during your wedding and for years and years to come on the walls of your home. So as you can imagine you want to make sure that they are as perfect as possible. As the old saying goes a picture is worth a …

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There are many persons who simply love weddings and who are always willing to give a helping hand or a piece of advice when a closed friend organizes his/her, and if you are one of those, then maybe it is about time to consider to be a wedding planner. But first, make sure you can …

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When you have decided that it is about time to tie the knot your wedding budget becomes a priority and this implies coming up with a sensible plan on how to raise the funds for your dream wedding. Since it is a dream wedding that you plan you cannot spare any expenses, so in order …

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