Anja Winikka

I just got married this spring in Tucson, Arizona. Having worked at for seven years, I couldn't have been more prepared (or overly-prepared!) to plan my wedding. Follow my wedding planning here!

How Editor Gets Married!

Photo: Mel Barlow // Featured: The Knot BlogPhoto: Mel Barlow
Oh boy. Here it goes. Planning a wedding as the editor of came with its perks, and honestly, its downsides. On the one hand, I knew exactly who I wanted to have design my invitations, photograph my engagement photos and wedding, and decorate my cake.... read more

Kelly Osbourne’s Engagement Ring (And Crazy Nail Art)

A photo of Kelly Osbourne's stunner of an engagement ring surfaced over the weekend (she's marrying vegan chef Matthew Mosshart) and while we're a little distracted by the ring (designed to look like an earring her infamous dad used to wear), it's the nails that caught our eye. Kelly's silver sparkly nail polish is... read more

5 Famous Guys Who Married Victoria’s Secret Models

Victoria's Secret Model Weddings/ The Knot blog
Big celebrity news of the week was that Maroon 5's Adam Levine is engaged to Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo. We'll be on the lookout for all the details on their upcoming wedding and report back. But let's be honest -- Adam's not the first famous guy to bag marry a famous lingerie model. How about... read more

3 Pairs of Shoes?! Plus 9 Other Must-Haves From Annie Lee

Annie Lee, Daughter of Design/Wed 100/
Next up in our Wed 100 series is Annie Lee, principal planner and founder of Daughter of Design (she's the daughter of an interior designer) and author of Learn to Speak Wedding: Flashcards for Beginners. Her list of accomplishments and clientele is long and impressive (the royal family of Qatar... read more

7 Must-Haves For Every Bride According To Vanessa Van Wieren

Vanessa Alchemy FIne Events

As promised, our first post from the Wed 100 summer series comes from a very talented wedding planner based out of Southern California. Vanessa Van Wieren, owner of Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations, is a true visionary. I'll put it this way: When we get real photos from a wedding that's been...

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Get Excited… The Wed 100 Kicks Off Today!

Photo: LunaPhoto
We're kicking off July with a fun new series featuring top tips and outside-the-box ideas from the wedding industry's most influential planners, photographers, designers and more -- a very talented group of pros we've deemed the Wed 100! Every week, we'll bring you their most useful, inspiring outside-the-box wedding planning tips and tricks right here on... read more

Engagement Photos In An Antique Store!

Thrift Store Engagement Photos by Mel BarlowThrift Store Engagement Photos by Mel Barlow
Ben and I are thrift store people. Always have been. Our apartment is full of flea market finds, reclaimed wood furniture and lots of little artifacts we've found throughout the years together. In fact I found that shirt I'm wearing in the photos below at a thrift store in Tucson, Arizona. So when our photographer... read more

My Airstream Engagement Photos!

Airstream Engagement Photos by Mel Barlow on
I'm a huge fan of fashion photography-inspired engagement photo shoots. So when it came to finding inspiration for my own, I found it within the pages of a Jon Hamm and Rebecca Hall W Magazine photo shoot. Moody, sexy and real all rolled up into one -- total engagement photo shoot material.... read more

3 Sparkly Garland Ideas + How To Make Your Own!

Sparkle and sequins is so 2013! An easy way to add a little shimmer to your wedding day is with sparkly gold and silver garland. You could deck out your photo booth, string them along your ceremony aisle chairs, or hang them over the dance floor. Bonus: This is one of those wedding decor... read more

Announcing Capsule! A New Reason To Hashtag Your Wedding

Want any easy way to capture every photo taken at your wedding? Well, we just partnered with the photo sharing website and app, Capsule, so that you can now collect every photo taken by your guests into one photo album on your wedding website. Genius, right? All you have to do is start a Capsule... 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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