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Beat Wedding Planning Stress With These 10 Cool Tips

January 22, 2021 | riley

It’s a well-known fact that wedding planning is stressful. Whether you’ve always dreamed of large, over-the-top “I do’s,” or your intimate affair has spiraled into something far more complicated, it’s easy to let the preparations weigh heavy on you. You may soon realize that wedding planning–which should be a fun, memorable experience–is something you want to avoid at all costs. You’re already balancing work, relationships, paying the bills, and trying to find time for a […]

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

January 20, 2021 | riley

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’re here to help you celebrate–not just the holiday, but each other. Whether you’re making you’re lounging around the house, working towards new goals, indulging in little luxuries, or out embracing the world, you’re doing it together and your Valentine’s Day gifts can totally play a part in making that happen. So what are you waiting for? Get to shopping with this ultimate Valentine’s Day gift guide! […]

Fun, Beautiful, and Mixed-Tradition Outdoor Ranch Wedding

January 18, 2021 | riley

Amanda and Marc’s outdoor ranch wedding was the epitome of playful, and it has us dreaming of the warm summer days ahead. The couple’s priority was to have fun and make for an unforgettable experience for their guests. With the help of planner Sage Nines, their “I do’s” included bright colors, a whole lot of fringe, and a late-night swim. The floral printed mismatched bridesmaid dresses perfectly complemented the bold color palette the couple chose. […]

A Texas State Capitol Wedding Brimming With Unique Details

January 15, 2021 | riley

When most people think of a State Capitol wedding, they probably think of a small elopement or a private civil ceremony. But Liliana and Cesar’s Texas State Capitol wedding included 250 guests for some not-so-traditional courthouse “I do’s.” With the help of planner XO Moreau Weddings, the couple turned the House Chambers into a romantic backdrop using only burgundy and ivory florals from Stems Floral Design to enhance the natural beauty of the space. After […]

Fun, Natural, and Intimate White Mountains, New Hampshire Elopement

January 11, 2021 | riley

As more and more couples opt for a micro wedding or elopement, we can’t get enough adventure elopement inspiration. Jessica and Sietha’s White Mountains elopement had everything private mountain “I do’s” need–an A-frame Airbnb, a ceremony amidst the trees, wild floral arrangements from Clementina Floral Co., and macrame touches from Rissa Bee Designs.  We love that Jessica paired her Reformation dress with boots for an outdoorsy look. At the same time, Sietha looked casually cool […]

10 Outfit Ideas for Spring Engagement Photos

January 6, 2021 | riley

Getting ready for your spring engagement photos but haven’t figured out what to wear? We’re here to help with 10 super cute (and super fashionable!) couples whose spring engagement outfits really stole the show. From pastels and floral prints to sweaters for not-so-warm spring weather, these ideas will help you both get dressed to celebrate your engagement in style. Before diving into our inspiration, here are a few tips for what to wear to your […]

Ocean Views Meet Greenhouse Warmth In This Orchid Farm Wedding

January 4, 2021 | riley

A wedding complete with a seaside ceremony, handwritten notes to each guest, and five different food stations—talk about unique and absolutely beautiful. Emily and Calvin’s ocean meets greenhouse Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm wedding was California sunshine meets natural glam. With the color palette of terracotta, salmon, blush, and champagne, planner CCL Events created a moody yet dreamy vibe that perfectly contrasted the eco-friendly indoor and outdoor space. After tying the knot with the Santa Barbara […]

Your Guide to Body Positivity in Wedding Dress Shopping and Prep

January 1, 2021 | riley

Whether you’re newly engaged or are taking your first steps in the wedding planning process it’s never too early to learn the ins and outs of wedding dress shopping. While this is often one of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding, we know that it can also be one of the most stressful. From not feeling comfortable in your own skin to hearing others’ opinions about what looks good and what doesn’t, there’s […]

Earthy Adventurous Elopement in the Dolomites

December 31, 2020 | riley

Will we ever get over adventure elopements? Probably not. Can you blame us? This earthy adventurous elopement in the Italian Dolomites has our wanderlust at an all-time high. Michelle and Adam took their love for the great outdoors to new heights by tying the knot on a snow-covered mountain top after hiking the challenging Alta Via 1 trail. After hiking for over a week—with their wedding gear tucked into their backpacks—the couple rode the gondola […]

Sentimental and Intimate Multi-Day Estate Wedding

December 27, 2020 | riley

Merging two cultures into one wedding may seem impossible. The results are worth it when it creates a gorgeous multi-day affair full of colorful outfits, cultural traditions, and an extensive menu. Taylor and Jay’s California Bougainvillea Estate wedding featured a traditional Nigerian ceremony and a classic American wedding the following day. It was stunning—to say the least. The couple’s special day included a hand-built altar, hand-sewn table linens, and a wedding dress that Taylor designed […]