A Luxe Military Wedding at the U.S. Grant Hotel in San Diego, CA

Photo: True Photography Weddings // Featured: The Knot Blog
Erin and Danny had to change their wedding date three times because of Danny's sudden military deployments. Once they settled on a date, the couple began planning their dream wedding incorporating glamorous details among a military theme. Both the groom and his groomsmen wore their Navy uniforms and a traditional sword arch followed the ceremony.... read more

An Earthy Garden Wedding Video at the Grounds for Sculpture by Lovesick Inc.

Photo: Love Me Do Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog
I love the non-traditional garden feel of Laure and Natasha's Hamilton, New Jersey wedding held at the Grounds for Sculpture. Instead of the typical lush flowers, the brides focused on adding greenery and details like air plant escort cards for a more natural and earthy feel. The brides made their ceremony even more... read more

First-Ever Same-Sex Wedding Survey (In Partnership With The Advocate!)

Photo: (Once Like a Spark) // Featured: The Knot Blog(Once Like a Spark)
It's been a busy week! The Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality by finding DOMA unconstitutional and dismissing Prop 8, and today we released the results of our first Same-Sex Weddings Survey in partnership with The Advocate. The survey is the first of its kind and the goal was to focus on how same-sex... read more

A Homespun Wedding at Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville, VA

Photos: Whysall Photography & Grafton Photography // Featured: The Knot Blog
Cathleen and Ross were inspired by burlap, lace and neutral colors like pink, grey, ivory and champagne which influenced all their decor. The outdoor wedding at Breaux Vineyards struck the perfect cord between personalized touches and wine-themed details (like the wine barrels table legs!). DIY touches like homemade flower girl outfits, French doors re-purposed as escort... read more

What’s Hot? Your Weekly Wedding Blog Cheat Sheet

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So maybe you didn’t have the luxury of perusing the wedding blogs all week, but don’t worry — we’ve got your back. From the historic Supreme Court decisions on DOMA and Prop 8 to the celebrity weddings of George Lucas, NeNe Leakes and Adam Driver, here are the highlights in wedding news this week: 1. SCOTUS's... read more

What Shoes To Wear For A Beach Wedding?

Silver Wedding Shoes // Laura Ivanova Photography
"I'm having a beach wedding so I am looking for flat or low wedge shoes. Has anyone seen any that are plain and not covered in crystals and bling?" --LauraKitsune13 If you’re having a beach wedding you probably don’t want to wear sky high stiletto heels or anything too fancy. Consider some fabulous... read more

A Colorful Seaside Wedding at The Carousel at Lighthouse Point Park by Justin & Mary Photography

Instead of sticking to a theme or color palette, Natalie and Ryan focused on creating a fun experience for their friends at a seaside venue in New Haven, Connecticut. They did just that with unexpected food options including a pickle bar and fire pit for s'mores-making -- yum! To complement their playful venue and vibe,... read more

#loveislove Prop 8 Dismissed and DOMA Ruled Unconstitional

Heard the news? The Supreme Court struck down the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), in a 5-4 decision ruling that it is unconstitutional. In other words, in the states where same-sex marriage is legal, the federal government has to also recognize and uphold the state laws. It also guarantees same-sex couples the... read more

A Lush Garden Color Palette of Lavender, Moss and Blue

For this week's wedding color palette I was inspired by the hydrangea, a lush flower that grows naturally in a variety of colors including white, pale green, soft blue and even a deep purple. Combine these colors together and you've got the perfect color palette for a garden affair or add black accents for a... read more

A Purple Art Deco Wedding at The Carlyle Club in Alexandria, VA

Photo: Sheaulee Ng Photography / Featured: The Knot Blog
While they were first dating, Kyle surprised Lauren with an invite to a dinner and dancing event at a restaurant called The Carlyle Club. It was a memorable night for them and the event space with its deco wallpaper, purple lighting and the large ballroom (complete with a roomy dance floor) made it a... read more
Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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