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    Should You Do A First Look?

    modern rustic Condor's Nest Ranch Wedding | Green Ribbon Party Planning Co & Swoon by Katie

    We’ve talked about “first looks” before, but this photo from a past Condor’s Nest Ranch wedding from Swoon By Katie, makes me want to revisit the idea of first looks.

    I’m so torn.  As a bride, I really wanted to wait to see my groom, but as a blogger I totally get why it can be such a good idea.  Brides who didn’t do one swear by sticking to tradition, and brides who do look don’t regret seeing each other before the ceremony.  Photographers love them.  So who’s right?  Here’s my two cents:  Read More »

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    Your Bridal Beauty Countdown

    As a member of the Style Me Pretty Contributor Network, I recently teamed up with Style Me Pretty and Invisalign® to bring you a fun and informative bridal beauty countdown feature to help you get wedding ready! Whether you’re newly engaged or have a few months to go until your wedding, I’m sharing all of the bridal beauty steps you should put into your calendar ASAP.

    I’ve shared my personal experience with Invisalign in the past. Straightening my teeth was something I wanted to do for a while, and getting engaged motivated me to do it before my wedding. What I loved so much about Invisalign was that I was straightening my teeth using a series of clear, removable aligners, so almost no one could tell I was fixing my teeth until I had visible results. By straightening my teeth with Invisalign, I also corrected my bite and gained a lot of confidence. And it gave me my best wedding day accessory – a beautiful and confident smile!

    This is a collaboration between Invisalign and the AOL Lifestyle Contributor Network. Compensation was provided by Invisalign via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Invisalign.

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    Pet-Friendly Wedding Inspiration + Tips

    Pet Friendly Wedding Inspiration | Lemon & Lime Events | Meghan Boyer Photography

    When this Here Comes The Pup inspiration shoot landed in my inbox, I knew that not only would pet lovers be smitten with it, but all couples would find inspiration from it. Because it’s just so darn pretty. It’s full of ideas for including your furry family in your wedding but it’s also so much more. And the gals behind the shoot are sharing tips for making your wedding below. Read More »

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    The Classic Wedding Comeback

    The Comeback of the Classic Wedding | Heidi Ryder Photography on Oh Lovely Day

    If you’re over all of the bohemian and rustic weddings, don’t worry – 2014 is going to see a classic wedding comeback (anyone else have LL Cool J stuck in their head now – “don’t call it a comeback, I’ve been here for years…”) While boho and rustic are great if that’s your style, many brides are looking for timeless elegance and chic details that only a classic wedding can provide. Here are a few ways to bring back the classic wedding.  Read More »

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    What To Do First When You Get Engaged

    I know quite a few of you got engaged over the holidays (and a few more of you probably will soon with Valentine’s Day on the horizon) so first…. yay! congrats! happy dance!  *throws confetti*  wahoo!!!  And secondly, from someone who has been engaged, who has planned a wedding, and who learned some hard lessons, here are THE five things you need to do FIRST.  Read More »
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