Monthly Archives: September 2013

3 Stunning Outdoor Wedding Themes

Whether set on a sandy beach, a lush garden or a sweeping ranch, a wedding framed by nature’s bounty is a beautiful thing to behold. Here, three stunning scenarios.
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Whether set on a sandy beach, a lush garden or a sweeping ranch, a wedding framed by nature’s bounty is a beautiful thing to behold. Here, three stunning scenarios.

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Rachel Griffiths
The Great Outdoors

Wedding Experts Reveal Their Best Cost-Cutting Secrets

We asked top wedding-industry pros to spill their best cost-cutting secrets. Here’s how to save on everything from cocktails to cake, flowers and more.
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Sharon Naylor
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“Ask yourself: what are my top three dream elements? Is the food most important? The band? The dress? Craft your budget around what you know you want, to splurge there and cut back on some things that aren’t as important,” says Christopher Confero, of Christopher Confero Design in Atlanta, GA

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7 Hot Color Palettes

David Tutera, star of WEtv’s “My Fair Wedding,” shares his favorite wedding palettes.
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David Tutera
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Choosing a color scheme isn’t just about picking a color; it’s about setting a style. Where does color first get infused? It starts out with color in the invitations, the color of the bridesmaid dresses, the embellishments for the groomsmen, the tablecloths, the flowers, the cake and, ultimately, the lighting. What does color do? It sets a tone, a mood and an energy.

I’ve always said you should not go beyond three colors: any more than that can result in a look that’s a little too juvenile or circuslike. So either pick three different colors or variations of one overall color — if the latter is the case, you can have more than three shades (e.g. five or seven shades of blue).

Here are some of my favorite color palettes:

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Luxurious Bridal Shower Inspiration

An at-home setting is the sophisticated back-drop for this intimate wedding shower.
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Modern yet cozy. That was the thinking behind this glamorous take on a traditional bridal shower, produced by the creative forces at Sterling Social and Dolce Designs Studio in Los Angeles. Here, a white lacquer table is offset with charcoal suede chairs and a rustic wood bench, and topped with a custom runner and masses of lush blooms.

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Just because there’s a dessert table loaded with sugary confections doesn’t mean the event decor can’t be super sleek and sophisticated.

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