Susan Waits

From: Arkansas. Favorite celebrity wedding: Julia Roberts and Danny Moder (surprised friends and family over a July 4th weekend on their New Mexico ranch). Veil or no veil: Floral crown! One thing I would never leave home without: Ponytail holders for spontaneous top knots. Piece I look forward to every week: "Prettiest Thing In Our Office This Week."

Real Wedding of the Day: Justine & Stephen

justine stephen weddingPhoto: Heidi Ryder Photography, Los Angeles, CA
When your venue is as cool as the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, California, you're basically set for decor. Justine and Stephen kept their color scheme crisp, using white floral centerpieces on black linens to let the surrounding WWII aircraft stand out. > See all the photos from this beautiful wedding! read more

Real Wedding of the Day: Shannon & Alex

shannon alex weddingPhoto: Love By Serena, Baltimore, MD
On the heels of this weekend's big news (i.e. the world's most famous bachelor nerd getting hitched), we scoped out one of our very own intellectual couples to shout out. Shannon and Alex married in the picturesque George Peabody Library at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, incorporating retro Americana details into the... read more

Real Wedding of the Day: Elizabeth & Khadir

elizabeth khadir weddingPhoto: Faith West Photography, Philadelphia, PA
Cheers to the weekend! This rad exit photo (and Khadir's serious swag) makes us want to celebrate too. So with that... on to happy hour! > See all the photos from this super fun wedding! read more

Real Wedding of the Day: Becky & Shaun

Photo: Tara Welch Photography, Austin, TXPhoto: Tara Welch Photography, Austin, TX
Attention: Awesome bouquet coming your way! Becky's simple and sweet bunch of lavender stems set the tone for the rest of her country wedding details (like lace-wrapped vases, coffee-stained stationery and homemade-jam favors). > See all the photos from this beautiful wedding! read more

Real Wedding of the Day: Julie & Bill

julie bill weddingPhoto: Boutwell Studio, San Juan Capistrano, CA
When planning out your color palette, dear Knotties, remember: Your ceremony and reception don't have to look exactly the same. Julie and Bill transitioned from a clean all-white ceremony on the California bluffs to a candlelit jewel-toned ballroom reception. As long as your hues are within the same color family (i.e. they would look good... read more

Real Wedding of the Day: Katy & John

katy john weddingPhoto: MNC Photography, St. Louis, MO
Regardless of your wedding date or budget, you can't go wrong with a clean black-and-white palette. Classic, elegant and always stunning -- simply put, it works. We love Katy and John's effortless look. > See more photos of this beautiful wedding! read more

Real Wedding of the Day: Adrienne & Justin

Photo: Roggio Weddings, Philadelphia, PAPhoto: Roggio Weddings, Philadelphia, PA
Today we're feeling some fabulous preppy details, and Adrienne and Justin's seaside wedding is a model for doing the nautical theme right. To set the stage, they chose a classic New Jersey yacht club and followed a crisp navy-and-white palette (with pops of yellow blooms). Details like striped ribbons, hemp rope and anchor designs were... read more

Real Wedding of the Day: Debra & Alex

debra alex weddingPhoto: Red Ribbon Studio, Minneapolis, MN
Guess what? Getting married is awesome! Celebrate it! Debra and Alex had a streamer cannon shower them during their grand entrance into the reception -- fitting for the wedding's ultra-vivid aesthetic (and Debra's dramatic Oscar de la Renta ruffled ballgown). > See all the photos from this super fun wedding! read more

Breaking News: President Obama Endorses Gay Marriage

In the wake of recent same-sex marriage news (namely, North Carolina passing a ban against gay unions in its state constitution Tuesday), President Barack Obama has gone on the record that he personally supports equality for all couples. He tells Robin Roberts of ABC's Good Morning America: "I have to tell... read more

Real Wedding of the Day: Anna & Wright

anna wright weddingPhoto: Vue Photography, Miami, FL
Beach season is upon us! And while there are a number of ways to approach a summer seaside affair (everything from colorful modern to rustic nautical), we love Anna and Wright's fresh take on their destination wedding, using a neutral palette of white, stone, champagne and sage green. > See more photos of... 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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