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These 11 Ceremony Locations Will Take Your Breath Away

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From lush floral arrangements to ornate ceremony arches and intricate aisle runners, there's no shortage of ways to dress up your wedding ceremony. But if you've settled on a venue with spectacular views like the couples below, why not take full advantage and make the scenery the focus? Keep the decor low key and... read more

Shop These Adorable Vow Books You'll Love

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Planning to write your own wedding vows? Tuck them away in a vow journal! These pocket-sized books are perfect for hanging onto during the ceremony (don’t you always feel less nervous when your hands are doing something?!) and serve as a nice keepsake for years to come. Here are a few of our favorites:... read more

9 Summery Hamptons-Inspired Wedding Details

If Instagram-worthy lobster rolls, beach trips and the perfect straw fedora are always on your summer must-have list, consider bringing a few elements from the Hamptons to your wedding! The Long Island, New York, beach towns are known for their beautiful waterfront views, minimal-chic decor and roadside farmer's markets bearing fresh goods, so if the read more

6 Unexpected Ceremony Aisles

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There's more to the ceremony aisle than just traditional white or red carpet. These days, couples are adding flare to their ceremony by dressing up their aisle with flowers, decor and pretty and creative alternatives to the aisle runner. From stripes, to ombre petals and even creative set ups that incorporate the surroundings... read more

Trend Alert! 7 Rugs Turned Aisle Runners

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Did you know that rugs made of knotted yarn (called "rya") are an important part of a traditional Finnish wedding ceremony? The couple would say their wedding prayers while kneeling on the colorful rug and then they later display it in their home. Today, the hot trend is to take rugs from your favorite design store or... read more

Couple Gets Engaged AND Married in Just 30 Minutes

For most couples, planning a wedding takes between 12-14 monthsbut this UK duo fit a proposal, engagement and wedding into just 30 minutes! Michael Clark and Fay Brazendale tricked friends and family by telling them that they were invited to a hotel celebrate Fay's 30th birthday, but guests were totally surprised Michael got down... read more

15 Rustic Ceremony Backdrops For Your Woodland Wedding

Planning a wedding inspired by the beauty of the woods? Include a rustic ceremony backdrop that complements a natural ceremony location, like a rustic huppah draped in leafy garlands or a set of  votives and bud vases hanging from a tree branch. You can even bring a woodland wedding style indoors with potted trees and... read more

18 Pretty Ways To Decorate Your Ceremony Aisle

As elaborate as a carefully manicured floral arrangement and as simple as a mason jar with a few stems, aisle markers add serious style to your ceremony. Flower markers not only help to define the space (perfect if you're working without traditional pews), they also add a fresh ambience to the room.Create a hanging arrangement... read more

A Coin Toss To Decide The Processional Order? (We Approve)

Here's one way to decide who walks down the aisle first at a same-sex wedding! Just before the ceremony started at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, NC, brides Melanie and Nicole tossed a quarter to figure out the processional order. Heads meant Nicole and her father walked first, tails meant Melanie and... read more

8 Aisle Runners We’re Obsessed With

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These playful and creative designs from Jesi Haack have shaken us out of our mid-week slump. They're all totally one-of-a-kind pieces that add the perfect personalized touch to the ceremony and fit with the vibe (whether it's a "Cloud 9" theme with fluffy cotton lining the aisle or a Beatles-inspired wedding with hearts... 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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