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Planning a Luxury Boat Wedding in 2024 – A Simple Guide

Planning a Luxury Boat Wedding in 2024 – A Simple Guide

Lana Marie Photography Wedding planning ideas start flowing the moment a couple gets engaged. There is usually some idea of what the couple desires as their venue, but for those looking for a unique wedding venue on the water, enjoying sailing, and watching sunsets...

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The Best States to Get Hitched in 2024 -Tennessee ranks #8

The Best States to Get Hitched in 2024 -Tennessee ranks #8

photo credit: Snap Happy Photography   The research, conducted by custom jewelry experts Glamira, examined data on wedding attire and accessories, local food and entertainment, venues and accommodations, wedding expenses, and wedding planning and other services....

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Crucial Wedding Planning Mistakes to Avoid in 2024

Crucial Wedding Planning Mistakes to Avoid in 2024

photo credit: Lum3n We understand how overwhelming wedding planning can be. Even the most hands-on bride and groom admit that planning their big day is not always smooth sailing, with setbacks and unexpected turns popping up along the way. While challenges are a...

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Lunar New Year Customs and Wedding Planning

Lunar New Year Customs and Wedding Planning

Lunar New Year (also known as Chinese New Year and Spring Festival) has officially begun. This year the festival started on Saturday February 10th, and will continue until the Lantern Festival on Saturday 24th. Lunar New Year begins anytime between January 21st and...

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Wedding Venue

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Wedding Venue

One of the very first and most important decisions you’re going to make while preparing for your wedding will be selecting the venue. The right wedding venue will provide an ideal backdrop for the commencement of your happily ever after with your spouse. The venue...

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Advice From Industry Expert Courtney Ajinça

Advice From Industry Expert Courtney Ajinça

Courtney Ajinça is an event planner, interior designer, and a multi-faceted entrepreneur. She is not only the co-star of VH1’s My Celebrity Dream Wedding, but also created DINE, an immersive fine-dining experience. Courtney shares tips on how to make your dream...

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Celebrate Your Big Day in Luxe Style at SLS Brickell

Celebrate Your Big Day in Luxe Style at SLS Brickell

  Miami is a hot magnet for the young, beautiful, and in love. For couples seeking to take their relationship to the “I Do” status, the SLS Brickell, Miami, is a dreamy luxury wedding destination with a decidedly cool vibe that flows through its unique decor,...

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Ten Books to Enjoy on the Beach

Ten Books to Enjoy on the Beach

Delve into these ten delightful reads, perfect for a gorgeous day at the beach. The books chosen are all written by female authors and span various genres, ensuring literary fun for readers of all tastes. Visit your local bookstore or library to obtain copies of these...

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The Styled Challenge by Southern Bride, Savannah, Georgia

The Styled Challenge by Southern Bride, Savannah, Georgia

The Styled Challenge by Southern Bride is a design competition that aims to showcase creative talents as a team by styling a design space based on an assigned venue and parameters provided to the team. Each competing design team is assigned a mood board and venue...

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How to Give a Heartfelt and Memorable Toast

How to Give a Heartfelt and Memorable Toast

Wedding toasts make your heart swell and a lump form in your throat. But how do you give a heartfelt and memorable toast? A great toast has three elements: it honors and celebrates the person or couple, it helps the audience learn more about them, and shares stories...

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Hummingbird Harmonies: A Hip Harpist for Hire

Hummingbird Harmonies: A Hip Harpist for Hire

A bride is dressed in her wedding gown, anxious and excited to finally marry the love of her life. She takes a deep breath to soothe the butterflies in her stomach. She's been waiting for this day for a long time, and all of her meticulous planning has finally come...

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Honeymoon in Antarctica

Honeymoon in Antarctica

Bride & Groom: Suzy Guttler and Juan Castillo Wedding Location: Lake Como, Italy Honeymoon Destination: Antarctica For newlyweds Suzy Guttler and Juan Castillo, life is defined by extraordinary adventures. Following their engagement in Jordan’s Lost City of Petra,...

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10 Ways to Plan a Wedding on a Budget

10 Ways to Plan a Wedding on a Budget

Wedding planning - exciting and stressful at the same time. Southern Bride provides advice by Rachel Cruz, the New York Times best-selling financial author to help you on your planning journey. As you start to think about details, keep this in mind: You don’t need to...

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3 Tips on How to Choose Your Wedding Photographer

3 Tips on How to Choose Your Wedding Photographer

On your wedding day, you don't have much time on your side - you're capturing a once-in-a-lifetime moment that you can't recreate. That's why it's crucial to choose a photographer who has the skill and expertise to snap the perfect shot on the first try. Research...

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Kate Spade Bridal Gifts

Kate Spade Bridal Gifts

Kate Spade New York has continuously represented optimistic femininity since its founding in 1993 with a line of six essential handbags. The company now sells handbags, ready-to-wear, gifts, and other items as part of its global life and style empire. Every bride's...

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16 Sensational Las Vegas Bachelorette Destinations

16 Sensational Las Vegas Bachelorette Destinations

For bachelorette parties, traveling to Las Vegas for a fun-filled weekend extravaganza might seem daunting at first. Where to start? Where should you stay? And most importantly, what amazing activities can you plan for your girl group? These 16 Las Vegas destinations...

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Long Weekend Wedding Ideas

Long Weekend Wedding Ideas

For many of us, Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer and the start of wedding season. Weddings are often held on Saturdays because it is the most convenient day, but how about a wedding during the long weekend? When should the wedding ceremony be held,...

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Five Fun DIY Wedding Favors

Five Fun DIY Wedding Favors

Wedding favors are a great way for guests to look back and remember your special day. And DIY-ing your wedding favors guarantees a unique personal touch that attendees will appreciate. Creating your own wedding favors might be easier than you think. With some...

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Tips for Planning a Budget-Friendly Small Wedding

Tips for Planning a Budget-Friendly Small Wedding

Planning the most important event of your life can be very exciting, but we all know that weddings are expensive. In 2022, the national average cost of a wedding was around $30,000, not including the engagement ring. For most people, this is a lot of money to spend on...

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“I Do” and More

“I Do” and More

You go together like milk and cookies; you fit together like the teeth of a zipper and not even the craziest of life’s circumstances can get you stuck—you found your person and you’re ready to say “I do”. Is that it though? Are you going to say anything else? Have you...

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A Spring Wedding Filled with Blush Details

A Spring Wedding Filled with Blush Details

From ruffled skirts to tiny treats, Julianna Smith and William Hansen's spring wedding with a blush aesthetic boasted dreamy details in full bloom. The bride's sweetheart neckline paired with blush knotted sandals effortlessly blended timeless style with a flirty...

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Retro-Glam Paradise at The Confidante Miami Beach

Retro-Glam Paradise at The Confidante Miami Beach

GET ACQUAINTED The Confidante Miami Beach - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, built in the 1940s, completed a multi-million-dollar suite renovation in 2022, adding 35 new suites to the 339-room mid-century meets retro-glam ocean-front hotel. Along with reimagined...

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3 Tasks To Check Off Before Scouting A Venue

3 Tasks To Check Off Before Scouting A Venue

    Landscape by Taylor Jordan Photography You are engaged!! Congrats! Hopefully, you shared the good news with your loved ones, popped some bubbly, and basked in the happy glow with your new fiancé. Now it’s time to plan a wedding…and perhaps you’ve...

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8 Crazy Ways to Propose in Puerto Rico

8 Crazy Ways to Propose in Puerto Rico

    At the top of the longest zipline in North America, “The Monster.”   Tucked in the mountains of Orocovis, thrill-seeking couples can get their hearts pumping at Toroverde Adventure Park, home to what it claims is “the longest zipline in America.” The platform...

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Loews Coral Gables Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida

Loews Coral Gables Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida

Coral Gables is situated in the primary location of Miami-Dade county. Only 7 miles from downtown Miami, this planned community dates back to 1925 and paints a picturesque background with its Mediterranean revival style architecture and wide, tree-lined avenues...

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3 Key Things You Need To Know While Planning A Barn Wedding

3 Key Things You Need To Know While Planning A Barn Wedding

Over the past few years, barn weddings have become extremely popular in the wedding industry. In 2015, Vogue released a list of eleven stunning farm wedding venues across the country stating, “It makes perfect sense: The country settings—isolation, simplicity, and...

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9 Essentials for a Stunning Spring Wedding

9 Essentials for a Stunning Spring Wedding

In the midst of planning a spring wedding and still in need of checking some boxes off of your to-do list? Or maybe you're simply looking for some items that will help pamper the bridal party and yourself.  We’ve found some products to calm your nerves, slumber more...

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10 Eye-Catching Wedding Venues in the Southeast

10 Eye-Catching Wedding Venues in the Southeast

It’s no secret that the southeast is well-known for its hospitality, but that reputation doesn’t simply come from sweet old ladies smiling and calling you “honey” while they serve up some southern cookin’. While that warmth is often the peach on top, it’s the variety...

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