What better way to honor the combining of two families, than with family photos?  This simple DIY project only involves locating your parents wedding photos or other family portraits and putting them in picture frames to make this memorable wedding decor.  I could look at these photos all day, what do you think of this idea?

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Search picture frames by designer Monique Lhuillier  //  Lauren by Ralph Lauren  //  Kate Spade //  Swarovski //
Vera Wang

Love this rustic gray and pink wedding with hot chocolate wedding favors and DIY gift tags, the beautiful table setting, unique fan cards and invitations. The play on lighting was very well done with the natural up lights, chandelier and decorative strands of outdoor lights.

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Hot chocolate guest gifts – Alea Lovely Fine Art Photographer via Fab You Bliss // Wooden ceremony chairs Simply Bloom Photography via Style Me Pretty // Barn reception Caroline Tran Photographer via Style Me Pretty // “Love Story” sign // Outdoor string lights via Apartment Therapy // Hot chocolate guest gifts and invitations – Alea Lovely Fine Art Photographer via Fab You Bliss // Gray tags with cream ribbon photographed by Alea Lovely Fine Art Photographer via Lovebird Productions
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Jimmy Choo shoes photographed by Jen Rodriguez Photography via Wedding Chicks // Bouquet photographed by joielala photographie via Style Me Pretty // Groom & groomsmen attire, photograph by Michael & Anna Costa Photographers Ltd. via Style Me Pretty // Gray cake via The Pastry Studio

Sparklers are a spectacular way for the bride and groom to exit either their ceremony or their reception.  They are a fun way to engage your guests and provide and ever lasting moment.  Just make sure that you check with your venue to make sure they are allowed.  How do you plan to make your grand exit?

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During our wedding I learned about this ‘golden hour’… right after the sun goes down, your pictures will look almost like there is a glow in real life  So we couldn’t resist taking pictures on our leisurely walk to dinner. A comfy bag, comfy shoes and a camera is all you need.  Enjoy!

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The beautiful Piazza Santa Maria Novella

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What’s the next course??

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Hotel Bernini Palace

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SHOP Tory Burch ‘Amanda’ Logo Flap Clutch One Size

When making a dinner reservation in Florence, it’s like saying you will come over to your friends house for dinner.  So make sure you honor your end of the commitment and show up… on time!  Many restaurants don’t have menu’s (just like you don’t get a menu at your friends house) but they will cater to you if you have a dislike or food allergy.  I must say after 3 courses, it was hard for me to finish, but it was so good I couldn’t help myself!!!  Antipasto plate with ham, cantaloupe, figs, mozzarella, tomato and then a trio of handmade pasta followed by steak and lamb.

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Your chariot awaits

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