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Libby MacCarthy

From: Cumberland, Maine Favorite celebrity wedding: Kate Moss & Jamie Hince, Kate Bosworth & Michael Polish, Keira Knightley & James Righton Veil or no veil: Vintage crystal embellished headpiece by Johanna Johnson One thing I would never leave home without: My kindle Piece I look forward to: Real Weddings. Follow me on Twitter: @_libbaki

Kick Up Your Cocktail Hour With These Amazing Lounge Ideas

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Cocktail hour is an extension of your reception, so why not give it just as much love as the rest of the day's festivities? In addition to a totally inspired menu, give your cocktail hour that extra something by creating a totally stylish, but incredibly comfortable environment. Traditional cocktail or bistro... read more

You’ll Love This New England Wedding With South American Flair

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For their wedding at Castle Hill Inn in Newport, Rhode Island, Nicole and Adam wanted to blend the charm of their wedding's New England setting with Nicole's South American background.  Lush floral designs by Stoneblossom Floral and Event Design, romantic seasonal colors and subtle vintage details throughout gave the luxurious coastal affair... read more

10 Ways To Add Glam Factor To Your Reception Using Mirrors

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If you’re looking for that extra something to give your wedding décor a touch of glam factor, think about incorporating mirrored accents into everything from your reception tabletops to centerpieces and wedding signs. Mirrors add a polished touch to any room, plus they’ll highlight your reception’s best features and can make... read more

We Love The Sophisticated Twist This Couple Put On Their Disney Wedding

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We spotted this couple on our Submit Your Wedding page and loved their cute, whimsical details so much we just had to share! Georgia-based couple Edelwisa and Tetsuya whisked their family and friends off to Hawaii's island of O'ahu for an intimate destination wedding the Disney Aulani Resort in Ko Olina. The... read more

15 Fab Ways to Incorporate Antiques Into Your Wedding Décor

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If you love going antiquing or live by the philosophy that one man's trash is another's treasure, you're in for a treat. While antique, vintage and retro props are nothing new to weddings, lately we've been seeing couples getting creative with everything from salvaged windows to funky brass figurines and rusty trinkets to... read more

Move Over Rustic Chic, Industrial Is In

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If you love the the vintage or rustic chic look, get ready for the latest trend to hit the wedding scene: industrial chic. This cool theme is perfect for the couple wanting vintage-inspired decor with a modern twist. From lofty former factories to light bulbs and antique metal chairs, we're... read more

You Can Keep These Cool Centerpieces Long After The Wedding Is Over

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Why have a few flowers when you can dress up your reception tables with an entire ecosystem? If you're looking for non-floral centerpiece ideas or something a little out-of-the-box, terrariums (you probably made one back in elementary school science class) are the way to go. Perfect for a wedding with a bit of... read more

A New York Wedding Packed With Old World Glamour -- See the Photos!

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To recreate the glamorous feel of old New York for their wedding, Emily and Lauren looked to some of the Big Apple's most iconic landmarks and the art deco period for inspiration. A ceremony at the historic Temple Emanu-El kicked off the evening's festivities. An ornately decorate huppah with richly hued flowers played up the... read more

3 Super Stylish Reception Tent Alternatives

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Tired of  the traditional reception tent but need a way to protect your guests against the elements? Think outside the box. Look to cabanas, vine covered trellises and shady umbrellas to not only give your guests solace from the sun's rays, but to win you some serious style points too. Alfresco dining under... read more

Kick Up Your Rehearsal Dinner Style With These Expert Tips

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Why save all the wow-factor for the wedding itself? Kick off your wedding weekend right with an inspired rehearsal dinner packed full of details that set the tone for all of the upcoming festivities. The amazing team at Chicago Vintage Weddings shows us how a few simple but well thought out touches go... 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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