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January2018

20 Jan | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

BHLDN is Launching Their Largest Collection EVER – And We Have a Sneak Peek

Perusing the beautiful gowns from BHLDN is always awesome, but when they send us a peek at their largest collection ever, well… that’s a day we can really get behind. From show-stopping ball gowns to classic silhouettes to dreamy fabrics like crepe, this new assortment of gorgeous designs is one that can’t be missed. Join us in all …

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20 Jan | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

3 Words Sum Up This Canadian Rockies Celebration: Family, Simplicity, Adventure

This adventurous couple wanted an intimate wedding that represented their core values as a couple: family, simplicity, and adventure. So what better place to check off all those boxes than a week and a half of camping followed by a celebration with their immediate family in the Canadian Rockies!? Justine Milton Photography was there to …

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19 Jan | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

Our Unconventional $12K Wedding Was a Stylish (Donut-Filled) Dance Party

tera, clinical research compliance officer & tyson, risk management manager Sum-up of the wedding vibe: A budget friendly party for our nearest and dearest, made complete by pizza, donuts, and lots of drunken dancing. Planned budget: $10,000 Actual budget: $12,000 Number of guests: 110 LOCATION: Salt Lake City, Utah   Where we allocated the most funds: Food …

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19 Jan | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

APW Happy Hour

Hey APW, At the APW offices it’s our second week back at work after the holidays… though damn if the holidays don’t feel about a million years away already. We’ve spent a week in staff meetings, generally catching up, and planning for 2018. It feels a lot like being buried under piles of work… but …

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19 Jan | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

This Malibu Wedding is a Testament to the Beauty of Pink

The magic of blushing hues paired with peonies and garden roses is evident the second you delve into this Malibu vineyard affair planned by Callista and Company. Packed with a pink palette and the prettiest garden blooms crafted by Wisteria Lane Florals, it is a classic combo that will never ever get old. Take a …

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19 Jan | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

Pack a Bag – This UK Beach Wedding Is too Pretty to Resist!

Book a stay at the adorable Pebbles Cottage, because you’re going to want to recreate this minimalist wedding editorial after a peep at these pretty photographs captured by Katie Julia. We’re talking modern yet romantic, with both chic and delicate elements mixed together effortlessly by Studio Sorores. Plus, it’s all just steps from the beach. …

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19 Jan | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

Our $30K Wedding for 200 Blended Southern Charm and Norwegian Tradition

Lucy, architectural conservator & trey, Press Secretary for an Environmental Group Sum-up of the wedding vibe: A wildly raucous blend of Southern charm and Norwegian tradition, with a killer dance party. Planned budget: $25,000 Actual budget: $30,000 Number of guests: 195 LOCATION: Gordonsville, Virginia Where we allocated the most funds: We really splurged on our tremendous photographer, Kate …

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18 Jan | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

Should I Drop My Friend Who Didn’t Give Us a Wedding Gift?

Q: I got married three weeks ago. It was my second and my husband’s first marriage. The venue was about 110 miles away from the area where we and most of our friends and family live, so many guests stayed in the hotel affiliated with the venue. We went all out! Several guests have said it …

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18 Jan | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

Who Knew Views Like This Existed in New Jersey?!

Rural and Jersey are not typically synonymous but this classic affair is about to flip all of your preconceived notions upside down. From rolling hills and picturesque vistas to the stately backdrop of Natirar, this romantic celebration planned by DM Events, with insanely gorgeous florals by Bride & Blossom, and images by Sally Pinera is Jersey at its …

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18 Jan | Amanda Fitzsimmons | No Comments

How to Do the Metallic Wedding Trend Without Going Over the Top

We all know that weaving gorgeous metallics into your big day can be a fine line between seriously glam and a little over the top. A little glitter goes a long way, you guys – and nothing says pure sophistication quite like the beautiful gowns from Bari Jay. We’re obsessed with the sleek silhouettes and …

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