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    The Notebook-Inspired Wedding (has it really been 10 years since we fell in love with Ryan Gosling?)

    10 year anniversary of The Notebook + wedding inspiration | Oh Lovely Day

    Call me a sucker, a sap, or cheesy, but I freaking love The Notebook. Maybe it’s because I met my sweetheart young. Maybe it’s because I love a great love story. Maybe it’s because Ryan Gosling is so hot and Rachel McAdams is such a doll (and let’s be honest, you know you STILL wish they’d get back together in real life too…don’t lie). It’s probably a combination of all of those things, but I do – I just love this movie. And I can’t believe it’s 10 years old already.

    Since I know many of you still love it as much as I do – a good love story is timeless, after all – I thought I’d share 5 steps to having your own wedding inspired by The Notebook.

    5 Steps to have your own Notebook-inspired wedding | Oh Lovely Day

    Step 1: You need a bride in white driving gloves. It’s so Ally.

    Step 2: Ringbearers in newsboy caps, obvs.

    Step 3: Groom and groomsmen in bowties and suspenders, Noah style.

    Step 4: A birdcage veil. Because “if you’re a bird, I’m a bird…”

    Step 5: A canoe getaway. Bonus points for rain and a sea of ducks.

    *major bonus points for nabbing the actual Ryan Gosling as your groom. And kudos to you.

    While I’m sure you can tell I’m mostly kidding, I do think The Notebook can inspire a lovely wedding or engagement session, if you love the movie or maybe your first date was seeing the movie – how cute would that be!?

    Happy 10 Year Anniversary to The Notebook – thanks for all of the lovey dovey inspiration and romantic date nights. “It’s still not over…”

    Photo credits: All images from The Notebook courtesy of New Line Cinema via IMDB / gloves / ring bearers / groomsmen / bride in birdcage veil / couple in canoe

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    Old Hollywood Wedding

    Old Hollywood Wedding | Heidi Ryder Photography

    I’m giddy over today’s Old Hollywood wedding from Heidi Ryder. Old Hollywood glamour, vintage touches, gold polka dots galore – what’s not to love? And my favorite of all is the fashion and style the bride infused into the day. She designed and made her dress and the bridesmaid dresses herself, and I am more beyond obsessed with her dress. And her gold glitter Miu Miu heels. Just too good…

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    Sweet & Simple Garden Party Wedding

    Sweet and Simple Garden Party Wedding | Amanda Watson Photography

    Big weddings, elaborate backdrops, crazy details – those are all great. But sometimes I just really love a sweet and simple wedding, and today’s garden party wedding is a breath of fresh air. From the bride’s fab retro style, to the simple DIY touches, it gets everything right. And best of all, it was totally and completely representative of the couple getting married.  Read More »

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    Santa Cruz Wedding

    Santa Cruz Wedding | Sun and Life Photography

    It’s no secret that I love living in (and featuring the weddings of) California. But one spot I’ve never visited and have always wanted to is Santa Cruz. It just seems like such a charming, idyllic beach town. Well, today’s wedding is doing nothing to quiet my wanderlust. A first look on train tracks, a beach ceremony, and a reception in a forest, all captured beautifully by Sun and Life Photography – what’s not to love?  Read More »

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