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Time To Toss { Creative Ideas }


Keeping with tradition, the ritual of throwing grains on the bride & groom dates back to Roman times as guests wished the newlyweds “fertility to the crops of their marriage.” Since then it has evolved to be a fun, photo-op and way for guests to celebrate and congratulate the new couple. Some ceremonies  arrange for this celebratory occasion as the bride and groom exit on their way to their honeymoon ride, other couple plan their “time to toss” right after they kiss and say “I Do.” Today there are tons of […continue reading]

DIY Backyard Wedding { Inspiration }


This Monday we’re giving you some wedding planning motivation! If you’re in need of a little extra inspiration today, we think that you’ll find Leilani and Brandon’s DIY Backyard California wedding really does the trick!  Leilani hand letter pressed their wedding invitations! The bride and her dream team of best friends and made everything from the bridesmaid dresses to the cake, favors, lawn games and even origami paper cranes. They even had guests get in on the DIY fun with a Do-It-Yourself S’mores bar at the reception. The romantic wedding originally featured on Intimate Weddings was captured […continue reading]

Island Wedding Inspiration { Styled Shoot }

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Now that winter has settled in, instead of thinking of the snowy months to come–let’s turn our attention to the sunny atmosphere that surrounds a destination wedding. This Caribbean Wedding Inspiration shoot by Danielle Capito Photography originally featured on Le Magnifique Blog will have you itching for some sun and sand. Planning a destination wedding is a great way to transport your thoughts “to the lands of happiness and bright colors.” The color palette of gold, bright pink, orange, and different hues of green combine to give a vibrant, island […continue reading]

Wedding Makeup Tips { Advice }


On your wedding day, every bride wants to feel beautiful. Whether your a gal who likes to keep in simple, or someone who likes to have fun with makeup trends–it’s important to be yourself. This means finding a wedding makeup artist and style that genuinely conveys to the look you envision for your big day. Here are a few tips from to think of if you are DYO (doing your own) makeup or hiring a makeup artist! 1. Waterproof Prepare for every emotion! Tears will flow when you least expect […continue reading]

Nautical Theme Wedding Ideas { Inspiration }


Regardless of whether or not you are getting married on the beach, boat, or by a lake–you can still infuse a nautical theme in your decor. Nautical style evokes a classic elegance that any bride can feel drawn to. If you break down the wedding theme, the core details can transcend almost any wedding style. We love the simplicity and white navy palettes that lend themselves beautifully a wedding in any season. Here are a few of our favorite nautical elements from VP On Sale Wedding to be sure to include in […continue reading]

Makena Beach Wedding { Maui }


We’re happy to bring you the intimate, Makena Beach wedding between Brea and Steve captured by Jennifer Smutek Photography. The beautiful couple worked together for several years, before Steve popped the question to Brea during the recording of a broadcast show they were working on together. The couple chose a destination wedding because they wanted an intimate setting. Brea’s parents were married on a Tuesday, with only her Uncle Tom in attendance. Since hearing this story, she really loved the idea of a small, romantic wedding. In keeping with tradition, her […continue reading]

How To Be An Eco-Bride { Advice }


Because planning a wedding is such a team effort, becoming an Eco-Bride really comes down choosing sustainable vendors. Having a focused team with the same goals in mind will help the planning process. Set a goal of how much you want to contribute to being sustainable whether its 100% to 10% any little bit counts. Here are a few tips from The Pretty Blog to think of when choosing your vendors and how they can help or hinder your goals. 1. FOOD Look for “green caterers” who commit provide sustainable service.  If […continue reading]

Hawaii Cliff Jumping Engagement Session


We’re happy to bring you the exciting engagement shoot of Katherine and James captured by Kibogo Photography. The beautiful couple is a daring duo that enjoys cliff jumping. They also love surfing and giving back love to communities and young people through film, video, and sports. The photographer was excited to capture such a fun activity that showcases their love and trust in one another for their engagement session. “It was an amazing experience standing at the cliff edge looking 35 feet down and wondering how deep the water could be.I […continue reading]

Tropical Bridal Style Shoot { Inspiration }


We’re so excited to bring you this tropical bridal style shoot captured by WarmPhoto. The mood behind this shoot is a very soft, romantic aesthetic. The ocean, rocks, and exotic flowers became an inspiration that is perfectly evoked in these photos. We had a hard time selecting which photos to use from the photographer–so we ended up sharing just about all of them! The shoot took place on Oahu with the beautiful sand and shoreline as a backdrop. We adore her gorgeous Haku Lei filled with the lush flowers native to Hawaii. Her […continue reading]