Inspired by the Veuve Clicquot polo matches, this springtime engagement party hit it out of the park with the details. From the lavish florals, a fab floral backdrop and unlimited champagne, all that was missing was the horses and polo players. And who wouldn’t want a theme to celebrate with opulent flowers and champagne?! For an intimate venue this couple chose their home for the family affair. It was decorated with vibrant florals along the grand staircase and ivory candles. The theme continued outdoors to their backyard with an abundance of gorgeous florals. This springtime engagement party took place during the daytime for the best lighting and to achieve that garden feel. What do you love most about this springtime engagement party?

And can we please talk about this dress?! Not only does it fit perfectly with the theme, it is stunning with the high-low hemline and beautiful floral print. Her shoes complement the dress perfectly with the dress print. They didn’t want their guests to leave empty handed so they let their guests leave with flowers, candles and custom engagement party themed matches.

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PLANNER After 8 Productions | FLORALS Celio’s Design | PHOTOGRAPHER Sanaz Photography | BRIDE’S DRESS Les Habitude | BRIDE’S SHOES Aqazzurra | GROOM’S SHOES Hugo Boss | GROOM’S SHOES Antonio Maurizi

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If you are getting ready to plan your next wedding event you’ll want to check out this events page to get inspired for yours. Visit my Pinterest page for ideas in every price point, theme, colors and more!

If you are ready to create a hashtag for your wedding, there are a few things you’ll want to consider to ensure your guests can remember it, use it and that it’s not saturated with someone else’s wedding photos. Create it early on in your engagement so your guests can follow your journey to I Do with the planning process, all of your wedding related parties and of course, the wedding. Here’s are 5 tips to generate the best wedding hashtag.

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ONE
Make it easy to remember! Generate the best wedding hashtag by using alliterations like #WinstonWedding, #MurphyMarriage or #HappilyEverHartley to document your nuptials (especially if you’re taking your fiance’s last name). Another benefit of using alliterations is that it makes to so much easier for your guests to remember.

TWO
Capitalize each word in you hashtag to help avoid any potential readability issues or misspelling errors. For example, you’d definitely want to consider printing #ChristineAndJakeTakeWedding on your save-the-date card over #christineandjaketakewedding. And obviously once your guests go to use your hashtag they won’t need to capitalize it if they don’t want to, as it will still work either way.

THREE
Keep your hashtag simple to ensure they’ll be able to remember it! If guests are left guessing if a hashtag is #DaniLovesMike or #MikeLovesDani, they may end up using the wrong hashtag which will make it harder to capture the shots they took throughout the night.

FOUR
Ensure availability! Before you make your hashtag the one and add it to you wedding website, check to see if it’s available. If someone else already snagged your clever hashtag, you may need to play around with your names, nicknames, middle names or trying adding the year at the end. Play around with your initials or if your names rhyme with a wedding word like hitched, love, or I do, think about using something like #ChowAndChooSayIDo! A great wedding hashtag involves a good pun or play on an idiom. It keeps things fun—just like your wedding will be. If your last name is part of a a popular euphemism or common phrase, go with it.

FIVE
Advertise it! The only way to make your hashtag a success is for your guests to use it. Showcase it everywhere starting with your wedding website, the save-the-date card and make signs for your bridal shower and several for your wedding day. Getting custom napkins for the wedding? Add it there. Getting a photo booth? Add it to the photo booth photos.

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I have featured Grace Loves Lace before in this collection, so I always get excited when a new collection comes out, as I only feature designers and brands I truly love. We all want to look gorgeous and unique on our wedding day, and the Elixir collection offers sophistication and a level of sexy that is oh so fun. With European laces, on trend necklines and creative silhouettes, this line is one you need to check out. This is truly wearable art with 12 new gowns, three veils and nine pieces of jewelry, designer Megan Ziems is so talented.


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Being a bridesmaid is infamous for one major thing – dreading the dress and spending way more than you’d like. Whether it’s a couple hundred dollars for that bridesmaid frock or a thousand dollars for all your travel expenses, taking on this role of a lifetime could put you in debt for what feels like a lifetime. But it doesn’t have to. Here are tips to save money as a bridesmaid that will save you serious cash along the way!

STOCK TRAVEL SALES

One of the main expenses of being a bridesmaid isn’t the dress, the shoes, or the glam squad that’ll give you a makeover on the day of the wedding. It’s actually your travel expenses, unless you live next door to the wedding venue and the bachelorette party locale. Make sure you set travel alerts as soon as you know dates for pre-wedding events and start searching for hotel and rental car deals as early as you can. The sooner you book your travel and accommodations, the less of a headache you’ll have when prices surge the week or month before.

BUY USED

If you’re footing the bill for decorations for the bridal shower or the bachelorette party, you may notice your Amazon or Etsy shopping cart will be filled with expensive things you’ll use for one day or night and then stick in the trash. Instead, put feelers out there to see if other maid of honors or bridesmaids have decorations you can borrow or go halves on to share. If not, buy used. Or if you’re the crafty type, DIY. Nobody will know, except for you and your bank account of course.

SPEAK UP

When the other members of the bridal party are making plans and decisions, speak up right away about financial constraints you may have. Chances are other women have the same but are too shy to say something. Offer to take charge as the discount queen and find what you can for the group for less.

SAY NO

If you can’t afford to do something or go somewhere before the wedding, it’s okay to say no. Just say no early on and before, or right after, the bachelorette party or bridal shower, send over a gift. Sure, this will cost you money, but far less than what it would cost to fly or drive there.

Looking for the ultimate romantic and intimate wedding? An elopement might just be up your alley. But just because you don’t have a head count doesn’t mean it can’t be tricky to arrange! Planning is key to an elopement but where do you even start? Here are tricks of the trade to get your planning hat on!

THE LOCATION
First and foremost you need to pick a location that is nearest and dearest to you as a couple. Where he proposed, where you fell in love or where you met are good places to start. Want to plan a honeymoon elopement? Pick a tropical destination you’ve always wanted to go to together.

THE VENDORS
Finding local vendors is always preferred as they know the local flare. You won’t need that many vendors with an elopement, but it’s always important to book your favorites early as they book up quickly!

VENUE DEALS
A destination elopement will make your venue selection much easier as you don’t need to bat an eye at logistics like guest capacity or venue curfew. When booking your hotel, try to snag a deal by combining your ceremony with your hotel stay. See if they have any wedding packages to get a discount. Dreaming of a wedding/honeymoon combo, ask the hotel about package discounts.

ALL IN THE DETAILS
This is your wedding day so don’t shy away from the details just because you are eloping! Get that dreamy bridal bouquet on your wedding Pinterest board, the wedding dress of your dreams, wear a piece of your mothers wedding dress with you and arrange a romantic dinner for two. These are the details you will remember from your wedding day.

PHOTO MUSTS
You will want to capture the moments every girl dreams of. From the getting ready shots, to the ceremony, formal shots, cake cutting and send off. You will want to capture these moments to make your friends and family feel the emotion of the day like they were right along with you, because they are.