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New Post has been published on http://www.weddingpartyapp.com/blog/2014/03/31/craftypie-stationery-giveaway/Win $250 for your Wedding Invitations and Stationery from Crafty Pie Press!
We’re firm believers in starting the week off right here at Wedding Party. From gorgeous weddings to awesome giveaways, we want to make sure each week we’re putting our best foot forward! Which is why…we’re excited to announce we’ve got another great giveaway for you lovely readers! Our fantastically talented friends at Crafty Pie Press are giving one lovely bride $250 to spend on anything in their adorable shop! Specializing in unique, modern and vintage wedding invitations, save the dates and all other wedding stationery, whoever wins this giveaway is going to be spoiled for choice at their amazing online wedding invitation boutique!
The list of reasons why we love Crafty Pie Press is pretty much endless. But if you’re looking for some deets on why they’re awesome, look no further:
All their designs are completely customizable. You can choose from a variety of colors, fonts and update your wording to match your wedding or event without any additional cost! Click here to see some of their custom work.
With unlimited rounds of proof revisions, you’re pretty much guaranteed to end up with wedding stationery that you love.
Trying to keep your special day green? Well that’s perfect, because Crafty Pie uses eco-friendly cardstocks in a variety of textures and weights: 110lb premium matte, 110lb felt textured, 120lb cotton and 220lb double thick matte.
Crafty Pie makes sure you love their stationery: front, back, and down to the last detail. They boast a variety of backer options, from patterns to solid colors, that can be printed on the back of the cards.
Did we mention they offer FREE shipping to ALL orders being shipped in the U.S.?!
Wedding Party readers get an exclusive coupon code for 15% off at Crafty Pie! Enter WPA2014 at checkout. It’s good for a whole month so don’t snooze on this!
So if you’ve stopped reading right about now and are planning on hopping over the Crafty Pie to check it out like, now, we won’t blame you. BUT, we do have a sneak peek at some of Crafty Pie’s newest wedding invites for 2014 right on this post. Scroll for pretty paper goodness…and instructions on how to win $250 to their shop!

Modern Nautical Invitation Suite

Modern Love Save the Date


Rustic Tribal Invitation Suite

Watercolor Script Invitation Suite

Vintage Frame Save the Date

Rustic Ombre Invitation Suite
What is there not to love? As if that isn’t enough, the talented and creative mind behind Crafty Pie, Rebecca, runs an adorable blog with tons of great resources for brides. Free printables anyone?
But I digress. You want to know how to win, right? Well, it’s easy. Simply follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Hop over to our Crafty Pie Giveaway Pinterest board here…
2. Repin your favorite Crafty Pie invite or save the date…
3. And don’t forget to include a caption on your Pin about why you love it!
That’s it! Literally as easy as 1-2-3. Hurry though, because this giveaway is only a week long. You have until Friday at 11:59pm PST to enter! We’ll announce a winner next Monday. Click below to get crackin!
ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN $250 FOR YOUR INVITES!

While you’re waiting for us to announce the winner on Monday, hop on over to the Crafty Pie shop and gawk all the pretty paper goods you could win for your wedding. We’d also recommend you telling your bridesmaids to enter and help you win…just saying. Best of luck!
All Crafty Pie product images are courtesy of the supremely talented Emily Reiter of Anna Delores Photography
Read the giveaway terms.
New Post has been published on http://www.weddingpartyapp.com/blog/2014/03/28/5-totally-awesome-wedding-trends-need-know/10 totally awesome wedding trends you need to know about
Half Orange Photography
Getting married? If your answer is yes, then chances are you’ve spent a lot of time thinking about ways to make your wedding totally awesome. Well kick up your feet ladies, because we’ve done all the leg work for you! How? Why, by rounding up all the wedding trends we’re totally obsessed with at the moment.
From quirky wedding GIFs to fun pinata decor and raging all-night weddings, one of the trends here is bound to strike your fancy. After all, they’re all supremely cool! Adding any one of these amazing trends to your wedding day will make it stand out from the crowd of weddings your guests will be going to this spring/summer wedding season. What are you waiting for? Read on for more unique wedding inspiration.
Simple engagement rings
Forget the Hollywood icebergs and double-halo-pavé-glitter-fest engagement rings. Keep it simple with a timeless engagement ring you’ll love for decades to come.

Annie McElwain
Wedding GIFs
Cool? Quirky? Insanely awesome? We say yes to all of the above! Wedding GIFs (trail blazed by Jeffrey of JLB Wedding) are a cool way to remember the moments of your special day.

JLB Wedding
Uber-casual rehearsal dinner
Your wedding day is already going to be quite an affair, so why not relax with a casual rehearsal dinner the night before? Set up shop in your favorite restaurant with your loved ones, a cute outfit (tulle skirt highly reccommended!) and some good cocktails.

Walk in Wonderland

Printed dresses
There’s nothing we love more than a bride with a little personality! Show off your style with an unexpected printed wedding dress that’s as unique as you are.

Alixann Loosle
Custom illustrated invitations
Another way to add that custom, handmade touch to your special day? Custom-illustrated wedding invites! You and your significant other will love showing off your personalities with a completely one-of-a-kind wedding invite.

 Anne Claire Brun
Slices of cake (or pie!) for favors
Forget monogrammed wedding glasses or mini picture frames — give your guests a favor they’ll truly treasure. Food! Your wedding cake (or pie) is the perfect midnight snack for your guests, and a wedding favor they’ll actually appreciate. Package it up a cute lil to-go box and call it good!

Pictilio
Pinatas!
What’s the newest decor trend, you ask? We answer: Pinatas! You can find all sorts, big and small, on Etsy. From sparkly spheres to peony paper-maché, these pinatas are just the thing to spice up your wedding day decor!

More leaf, less flower!
Flower-filled wedding days are great, but you know what else is awesome? More leaf and less flower! Besides being economic (leaves are cheaper than flowers), it also lends a lush and natural touch while still staying simple.

Jen Wojcik Photography
Brunch weddings
Mmmmmm, breakfast! Well, if you put together the two things you love (your significant other and brunch), you might just come up with a great idea for a wedding.

Brooke Schultz Photography
All night weddings
If the AM isn’t your thing, why not party into the night instead? All-nighter weddings are all the rage and for good reason. What other occasion are you going to have to stay up till the morning with your friends for the party of a lifetime?

Liron Erel, Photographer
So lovely brides, what are your thoughts? Do any one of these crazy cool ideas strike your wedding fancy? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or send us a love note @wedding!
New Post has been published on http://www.weddingpartyapp.com/blog/2014/03/26/20-wedding-shoe-ideas-perfect-every-bride-2014/20 wedding shoe ideas perfect for every bride in 2014
Gwen Tundermann Photography
You’ve said “Yes to the dress” and probably a whole slew of other things, now it’s time to find the perfect pair of shoes! This piece of your wedding day look is another extension of your personality and brides are really stepping up their games! Whether you’re feeling the more traditional look, color pop, beachy or pure comfort – there are so many options, you’re sure to find your perfect pair.
Classic & bridal white
Traditional doesn’t have to equal boring, especially with these options!

Badgley Mischka
 
Badgley Mischka

Jimmy Choo

Nina

Stuart Weitzman
Bright & bold color
Maybe we have Carrie Bradshaw to thank for our love affair with color on our wedding day – by adding that extra color pop you can take your look to the next level.

Manolo Blahnik


Patrick Moyer Photography

Exquisite Weddings Magazine

Kate Spade

Patrick Moyer Photography
Relaxed & beachy
These fun picks aren’t exclusive to the beach!!

 Kate Spade

Brides

Benjamin Adams

Tory Burch
Comfy & cute
You don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort with these options.

Toms

Kay English

Simply Bloom Photography

Benfield Photography

Tory Burch 
If you still aren’t quite sure the right pair of shoes has been made yet – well then check out Milk & Honey. You can design the perfect one-of-a-kind wedding day shoes for yourself!
There’s no right or wrong when it comes to what you choose to wear on your feet – the most important aspect is that you’re comfortable. Whether it’s a beach wedding or formal affair make sure you’re able to dance the night away!
So brides, do you find yourself to be more daring than traditional or will comfort win over for you big day? Do you want a shoe that you’ll wear again – or are you comfortable having them for this one special occasion?
This post was written by Biana of Bloved Boston. Biana is a twenty-something newlywed that is shopping and DIY obsessed, and a lover of all things pretty and girlie. Read along as she writes about food, fashion & fitness (and lots more in between) on her on her blog, Bloved Boston, and follow her @blovedboston on Twitter!
New Post has been published on http://www.weddingpartyapp.com/blog/2014/03/24/sparkly-cozy-brooklyn-wedding-martina-micko-photo/A sparkly and cozy Brooklyn wedding by Martina Micko Photo


Time for another gorgeous wedding to share with all you lovely brides and wedding lovers this Monday! I’m all about gorgeous, and this couple really did it perfectly — with glam gold touches and a laid back ceremony, their DIY day featured fun pinatas, tons of twinkly lights, and an adorable couple — Rachel and Evan — who make the sweetest match! Read on to see more of their beautiful day photographed by Martina Micko, and to hear what the bride and groom have to say about their special day!

From the Bride & Groom:

What words would you use to describe your wedding? I’d call it sparkly and cozy
Wedding colors? We didn’t really pick colors, but Evan is a huge fan of black so pretty much everything was black and white, with a little bit of gold. Other than that, really the only planned color was the red in Rachel’s bouquet


Tell us a bit about your love story! We met in a running group in 2010 and had some of our first “dates” during 20 mile training runs. Since then, we’ve bonded over music, bad puns, our two dumb cats, and falling in love with each others friends and families. We only decided to make it official in November after Rachel accepted a job in Los Angeles. We knew we wanted to get married in Brooklyn before we go, but Rachel’s brother (a naval officer) is going overseas in February so we had to move fast. Neither of us had ever really thought about what kind of wedding we wanted, so it was a three month sprint starting from scratch.









 











Overall theme, look & feel and any special touches about wedding?
Any overall theme or look was purely accidental! We had really limited time for planning so we cut out a lot of potential “projects.” The two major ones were the coaster placeholders that Evan made and the cocoa jars Rachel made. For the coasters, Evan burned R+E and the wedding date into 3-inch hickory coasters, and for close friends he woodburned custom designs onto the reverse side. Guests got inside jokes, logos of favorite bars, Banksy recreations, and other reflections of their personalities. We didn’t have bridesmaids or groomsmen, so this was a way to still do something special for our friends.


Did anyone special, friend/family help you out and how?
Absolutely. We could not have planned our wedding in under three months without a ton of help. We knew we were going to ask our super talented friends Alexis and Santiago to make their gorgeous golden piñatas, which were really the only special decor we had. Likewise, we were lucky that our friend Eric picked up classical guitar after two years in Paraguay, and was willing to do special arrangements of the White Stripes for the ceremony, Evan’s favorite band and a special callout to his home city of Detroit. The last special touch was from our chef friend Glen, who made the beautiful chocolate raspberry cake exactly how we imagined it. Otherwise, we had really great advice and ideas from Rachel’s cousin Melissa, a wedding planner/designer. She had great ideas for the flowers (black and white anemones), activities for the kids, and reminding us that we actually needed a marriage license! We were asking her questions about the glass to break during the ceremony up until the last minute.  













Why did you choose the location that you did?
Deity was perfect for us because they took care of so much in house. Owners Caio and Kristine Dunson handled everything including the DJ, the flowers and decor, the catering, and night-of coordination. They took time to get to know us, and made lots of accommodations for our guests. But all of that support wouldn’t have mattered if we didn’t like the venue. Split over three levels, Deity feels small enough that with just under a hundred guests, it felt full and intimate at the same time. And it already had a sort of dark, glamorous look that was perfect for a cold snowy night.

Importantly, it’s also in a great neighborhood for an urban Brooklyn wedding. The surrounding Boerum Hill/Carrol Gardens hoods had the modern Nu Hotel where we stayed, Ceol Irish pub (where we went for the after party), and bars/restaurants for the night before all within walking distance, not to mention that it’s just an awesome area to walk around. We thought the after party at Ceol would be fun, but it ended up being a highlight because we could catch up with a lot of our out of town friends once the craziness of the reception was over. And Ceol arranged platters of fried food that made it possible to keep the party going. Overall, the neighborhood was ideal for showing off our city to out of town guests.










When you look back, what was your most memorable moment(s)?
The flowers, dress, and food all pale in comparison to having so many friends come from out of town, on pretty short notice. Evan had a big group from Detroit, and (almost) all of Rachel’s friends from past homes in Minnesota and San Francisco made the trek. Having everyone meet for the first time was really fun (and one romance started to unfold throughout the night). A major highlight was the dance party in the basement of Deity, which included at least one battle on the dance floor. Because Deity used to be a nightclub, the dance floor/bar on the lower level made it feel like a fun night out in the city, not a traditional wedding reception.
So what do you think, lovelies? A picture perfect day in Brooklyn with the perfect couple, right? Let us know what you think of Rachel and Evan’s wedding. I have to say my favorite part is their lovely pinatas and the bride’s lovely dress! Thanks again to Martina Micko for sharing these beautiful photos with us, and congrats to the happy couple!
Vendors:
Photographer: Martina Micko | Photo Assistant: Lauren Spinelli | Dress Designer: Nicole Miller | Lace Jacket: Judd Waddell Rings: CJ Mckay on Etsy | Flowers: Kristine @ Deity | Sash: Krumpets Designs | Bracelets: Adelle Impressions via Etsy | Pearl Necklace: Vintage | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Grooms attire: Suitsupply in SoHo | Venue: Location Nu Hotel & The Deity | Pinatas: Sunny Days Supplies & Co | Caterer: Deity | Officiant: Rabbi Steve Meltz
New Post has been published on http://www.weddingpartyapp.com/blog/2014/03/21/wedding-advice-important-tips-invitation-planning-etiquette/Wedding advice: 4 important tips for invitation planning and etiquette
Mademoiselle Fiona
I need to put a disclaimer on this post before I lead anyone astray. I am, by no means, the Martha Stewart of wedding invitations. As I reviewed her tips, I was a little overwhelmed with all the must dos.
Some of my wonderings about the great lengths of invitation etiquette included:
A) Is it necessary to distinguish between a Miss and a Ms. for an adult? Will we cause some sort of Bridget Jones style ice cream eating breakdown when a friend gets our invitation and resigns herself to a life of cat lady Ms.-ness?
B) How do I know which of my far away relatives should have the title of Dr.? Does Love Doctor count?
I get it. Niceities shouldn’t be totally abandoned. This may be more practical invitation guidance though.
As a double-ceremony bride (Hindu for my fiancé and his family, Christian for me and my crew), the invitation process of 2 invites, like Extra Sugar Free Gum, doubled the fun. Our Indian invites kept the beauty and tradition of the Hindu wedding whereas we chose our American invites to reflect our panache.

Here are a few tidbits I learned along the way.

1) Honor thy parents (or whoever’s input weighs heavily in your life). For example, the wording for Indian invitations is crucial. We made sure to review previous Indian wedding invites and asked family from my fiancé’s side about our accuracy. For my parents, I also asked for a visual once over.
2) But share your style. There are endless creative invitations out there by awesome and affordable design sites like Peartree, Love vs. Design and our winner, Minted. Minted stole our hearts with their mini-book format, perfect for our multiple day event. I adore that the invitation style was available for our website background too. Double score!!

3) Who is hosting and who is coasting? The wording on American invitations changes based on who is covering a majority of cost. If someone else is heavily supporting your dream day, give appropriate credit.
And finally…
4) Proofreading is a beast. Make sure to give yourself ample time for edits. Ours became an epic battle of wits between us and the details. We ended up sending the proof back over 4 times. This delays your invitation send time. We still made the standard 3-4 months-before-the-wedding timeline, but you don’t need more anxiety. Planning your wedding causes enough of that already!
What do your dream invitations look like? Are there any etiquette tips that must be followed like the 10 commandments?
About Kate: Kate is a recently engaged gal living in Chicago. Her fiancé, Raja, is her blogging coach, fellow Netflixia sufferer (Walking Dead!) and adventure twin. Tune in every other week to hear about her personal wedding planning experiences and advice! You can follow her on Twitter, or read more on her and her best friend’s blog, Chi Organic Girls.

 
New Post has been published on http://www.weddingpartyapp.com/blog/2014/03/19/wedding-planning-complete-guide-wedding-day-timeline/Wedding Planning: The complete guide to your wedding day timeline
Sara Lucero Photography
Planning your wedding is tough enough; what with vendors and coordinating your family and friends and all. We’re sure you haven’t yet given a thought to how the actual wedding day is going to pan out. After all, who has time to figure out the timeline and make sure everything’s running smoothly?
Well, luckily for you all we know you’re busy brides, so we’ve put together a little something to help you out. A guide to your wedding day timeline! Though this obviously doesn’t work for longer ceremonies or say, morning weddings, it’s a great general outline of what a wedding day will look like for most of you. So take a look and if you think it’s helpful, we think you should Pin it to your planning Pinterest boards!

So what do you think brides? Helpful or no? Let us know if this gives you a good idea of your own wedding timeline; maybe we’ll make more! 
Thanks to A Practical Wedding for creating the original guide and inspiring us! Thanks as well to Elisa Bricker and Darcy Benincosa, whose images are featured in this infographic.
New Post has been published on http://www.weddingpartyapp.com/blog/2014/03/14/wedding-party-hiring-interested-joining-team/Wedding Party is hiring! Interested in joining our team?
That’s right, we’re looking to bring some new talent on to the team! Could you be the right fit?
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US:
At Wedding Party, we are building a service that helps couples have the best wedding ever. There are 2.5 million weddings annually in the US and we are a technology company that solves the problems that hundreds of millions of guests and couples experience every year.

The Wedding Party team members have finished five Ironman triathlons, designed a spaceship to send to Mars for NASA, have obtained two black belts, sent experiments into space on Space Shuttle Endeavour, been blessed by Tibetan monks in Shangri-La, and one of us is a direct descendent of the dude who invented B-trees. We’ve lived in 21 cities & visited 57 countries. How cool is that?



WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We’re always looking for smart and driven people to join our team! But I guess if you want to get specific, we’re currently searching for:
Front End Web Developer
Mobile Developer
Growth Developer
Customer Delight Specialist
Content Marketing Intern
Want to know more? We’d love to talk! Visit our jobs page for the 411 on our open positions. We can’t wait to meet you!
New Post has been published on http://www.weddingpartyapp.com/blog/2014/03/12/international-destination-wedding-photographer-giovanni-lorenzi/Photograph your dream international destination wedding with Giovanni Lorenzi Fotografo
It’s our pleasure to introduce all you lovely brides to one of our favorite international photographers today! Giovanni Lorenzi of Giovanni Lorenzi Fotografo is a photographic artist who specializes in evocative images of the living world. If you’re having a destination wedding in Italy or any of the surrounding countries anytime soon, you should absolutely consider this talented photographer for your wedding day.



Although he focused primarily on documenting everyday life at the beginning of his career, in the early nineties he began photographing weddings, couples, and children, and within a short time he had swapped his established city career for the precarious life of an international traveling photographer. His photographs of people reveal a compassionate understanding of his subjects, as you can clearly tell by his lovely photos. It’s clear he loves capturing the emotion and joy behind weddings!






Giovanni specializes in creating a combination of fine art and storytelling pieces through his camera that will truly showcase the emotion of your wedding for many days to come. While he’s an established photographer, he frequently reinvents his creative approach to his work and in his opinion photography is a journey that results in romance, beauty and self confidence. He believes each image should be gracefully crafted to capture the true beauty of the moment.

If a destination wedding or vacation to Italy is in your future, Giovanni could be just the right photographer to help you capture the amazing journey. See more of his gorgeous work on his website, or follow him on Facebook.
This is a Sponsored Post. All images courtesy of Giovanni Lorenzi.
New Post has been published on http://www.weddingpartyapp.com/blog/2014/03/07/5-tips-throwing-best-wedding-diy-party-ever/5 tips for throwing the best wedding DIY party ever!
Brian Leahy Photography
I admit it. Pinterest has lit my crafty-cooking-fashionista fire. But there’s one issue. I’m not the crafty type, so the idea of doing DIY wedding stuff definitely requires calling in the troops.
Picture this as case in point:
Not so long ago, I decided to fix the strap of one of my casual dresses. This endeavor — nay, epic journey — included:
1) Wandering through the craft aisles for an hour like I had a paper bag over my head
2) Buying iron-on Velcro to fix my strap
3) Burning through the strap and staining the iron with red dress goo.
Results! Dress falls off with any slight movement. True story.
You can see my hesitation, right?
It’s totally not my intention to go raggedy DIY for our special day so I had to organize a compelling party atmosphere to lure the true crafters to my house to create my David Tutera dreams.
And thus ensued… the best crafting party ever with my maids of honor, bridesmaids and one groomsman thrown in for good measure! You can do this too with the right elements.
1. Get your projects prepared. This takes some time if the craft store seems like a parallel universe to you. I made 4-5 trips to Joann’s and Michaels. I also suggest phoning a friend for crafting advice. I called my mom, sister and sister in law: all much more versed in the world of tulle and buttons than I. Best advice: Balance time and energy expended with cost. Is it worth wrapping tiny muslin tea bags for hours when you can buy pre done ones for less money and work?
2. Provide a new experience (and possibly adult beverages). I managed to snag an in-home wine tasting voucher at a previous bridal expo and laid out the VIP treatment. *Be mindful not to have too many adult beverages. Crafting tools may look innocent but they tend to be sharp or pointy.
3. Have plenty of food! We rolled out the honey goat cheese, fancy raspberry peach jam and gourmet crackers. My friends were awesome enough to bring extra goodies and even make chocolate covered strawberries. We ran out of chocolate quite early though (hint..buy extra chocolate, it calms down your volunteers).

4. Have your craft plan ready and let people choose. We had three tasks at hand: a heart garland made from old music books, table numbers shaped like state silhouettes, and homemade tea bag favors. My party peeps showed their skills and picked tasks they were comfortable with.
5. Finally, take lots of pictures of your hard work. Haha screw you pinterest. We had no fails!


Well no craft fails…I did learn that I am not allowed near a hot glue gun. Ever. Again. Told you I’m not crafty!! Thanks and hugs and love to my wedding party for the help. You’re not free yet though (mwahahahaha).
New Post has been published on http://www.weddingpartyapp.com/blog/2014/03/05/best-wedding-pinners-pinterest-boards-new-brides-follow-2014/7 great Pinterest boards that all new brides should follow now!
Patrick Moyer Photography
Wedding inspiration isn’t hard to come by if you’re an avid Pinterest user. However, here at Wedding Party we’re always looking for the highest quality and most unique wedding inspiration on the web to share with our brides. Sifting through all the noise is hard, but if you know who to follow, you’re sure to find inspiration you’ll love! Here are our top picks for pinners to follow for exciting and fresh wedding inspiration.
1. EZ Pudewa
A taste maker and Pinterest celebrity in her own right, EZ Pudewa of the Creature Comforts blog has an incredible wedding-themed pinterest board you’ll want to know about.
2. Bridal Musings
Elizabeth Kane of Bridal Musings knows what brides want to see, and curates her effortless Pinterest boards with her chic taste.
3. Jen Goemans
Jen’s your everyday girl who loves Pinning, and is great at it. Just check her out her Love & Marriage Pinterest board — it’s the stuff girly fantasies are made of!
4. Style Me Pretty
If you know anything about the online wedding world, you know Style Me Pretty is the place that all brides to go for daily doses of gorgeous inspiration — and for good reason. They know how to do bridal inspiration right!
5. Wedding Chicks
Another giant in the world of online weddings, the Wedding Chicks Pinterest account is one of my personal favorite places to go for pretty photos, great style, and one-of-a-kind celebrations.
6. BaubleBar
Want to find modern and chic looks for stand-out wedding style? The BaubleBar Pinterest boards have got you covered! Breaking down style by Classic, Feminine, Modern looks and more, you’re sure to find something to suit your wedding day fashion.
7. Wedding Party
Shameless plug we know — but we think our Pinterest boards are pretty darn awesome! Our brides’ personal favorites are our #Cool Wedding Ideas, Tips & Tricks, and Concepts for Wedding Photos boards on our Pinterest accounts. We work hard on finding new and delightful inspiration for our brides, so see if something inspires you!
New Post has been published on http://www.weddingpartyapp.com/blog/2014/03/04/swoonworthy-floral-wedding-dresses/Swoonworthy floral wedding dresses for the girly and chic bride
 Larissa Cleveland
So we’ve been expounding on the best wedding dress trends of 2014 for a while now, but we’ve secretly been dying to get this piece together to show you lovely brides and wedding lovers a wedding trend that’s close to our hearts: floral patterned wedding dresses!
For a bride that’s been looking for the perfect frock but doesn’t feel like white dresses are cutting it, a floral patterned dress could be the right fit. You could go for pink and girly, bold and eclectic, or boho and free-spirited. What’s your favorite look?

Dallas Curow Photography

Claudia Rose Carter

Lara Hotz Photography

Madelyn Holmes Photographics

Britt Spring

SEAN MONEY + ELIZABETH FAY

Fontini

KT Merry

W SCOTT CHESTER

 Larissa Cleveland

Monique Lhullier

SASSYFRAS STUDIOS

 ALIXANN LOOSLE

Melissa McCrotty Photography

Lauren Gabrielle Photography
Tell us which of these styles is your favorite brides — there’s a wealth of lovely options to choose from here, or you could find your own favorite look and get inspired for your own special day!
New Post has been published on http://www.weddingpartyapp.com/blog/2014/03/03/napa-two-yes-please-win-3-nights-airfare-spa-treatments-luxe-auberge-du-soleil-napa/Napa for two? Yes, please! Win 3 nights + airfare + spa treatments at the luxe Auberge du Soleil in Napa!
Rebecca Yale Photography
Oh yes, you read that right. It’s time for yet another giveaway. And let me tell you lovely brides and wedding lovers, this one is our biggest. Giveaway. Yet.
If wining and dining in the sun at a stunningly luxurious resort sounds like your perfect vacay, we’re here to hook you up.  Together with Refinery29 and Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, we want to give one lucky winner a trip for 2 to California wine country. That means one lucky guy or gal will get to spend 4 days and 3 nights at the Auberge du Soleil in a luxe Garden View room, receive $1000 to cover travel expenses, and get spa treatments for two. Altogether, it’s a prize worth $4,000. And it could be yours.
Besides a great place for a little R&R, the resort is a spectacular place for a jaw-droppingly beautiful wedding. Auberge Du Soleil provides Napa Valley’s most panoramic-view destination for wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 120 guests. Terraced on a hillside overlooking the valley vineyards, Auberge du Soleil’s breathtaking view will definitely set the mood for your wedding celebration. Here’s what our lovely friends at the resort have to say about their amazing wedding services:
Wedding guests will be greeted with the warm hospitality that has made Auberge du Soleil everything it is today. A private staircase leads you onto your own private dining level, exclusively reserved for your event. A glass of Napa Sparkling wine would be the perfect accompaniment on the terrace as guests arrive from your off-site ceremony, or await the wedding ceremony on the adjoining deck.
One end of the Terrace offers guests a sheltered site where they can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, watch a sunset or take part in an intimate wedding ceremony. The ceremony deck is a unique location to exchange vows amidst the vineyards, hillsides and mountains of California’s Napa Valley. The expansive deck has space for the wedding ceremony as well as an hors d’oeuvres and cocktail reception to follow. 
Guests will be welcomed into the dining room for a fabulous wedding lunch or dinner prepared exclusively by our acclaimed culinary team. The private dining facilities offer the same Michelin-starred cuisine as the Auberge Restaurant. A perfect way to start your new life together — celebrate with family and friends at Napa Valley’s premier “Inn of the Sun” and wedding destination — Auberge du Soleil.


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