Monthly Archives: April 2015

Like Mother, Like Daughter: Then-and-Now Wedding Photos

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating brides and the most important women in their lives with a wedding retrospective. From ways that Mom (and Grandma!) have influenced them to honoring them on their big day, these family stories demonstrate the powerful bond that a mother shares with her daughter.

  

Run for the Roses: Kentucky Derby Wedding Inspiration

The Kentucky Derby takes place on May 3rd — in celebration, check out creative wedding ideas inspired by the most exciting two minutes in sports!

When Pigs Fly Events put together a wedding inspiration shoot filled with equine accents and a special dose of Southern charm. Event planner Courtney Stone walks us through how any bride can achieve this chic and timeless look — check out all of the photos below!

The mane attraction: A stallion dressed up for the occasion with a lush green garland. If you're tying the knot in a rustic farm setting, “Use creative modes of transportation for your guests, like horse-drawn wagons, tractor pulls, and carriages,” Courtney says.

  

5 Things You Need to Know About Mailing Your Wedding Invitations

You’ve got each of your big day invitations signed, sealed, and ready to be delivered to the final destination in one pretty little piece — that’s the hope, at least! After spending a few months working on your stationery, you probably feel like you know everything there is to know about those paper products. But before you head to the post office to ship out your invitations, there are a few major thing you need to consider that may have never crossed your mind. So, without further ado, here are five things to do to make the most of your mailing.

  

Wedding Inspiration: Game of Thrones

At long last, the wait is almost over: Game of Thrones Season 4 premieres on Sunday, April 6! Based on the bestselling series by George R.R. Martin, this fantasy epic follows the leaders of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros in their quest for realm domination.

In anticipation of Joffrey and Margaery's impending Purple Wedding — we still haven't recovered from the Red Wedding — we've pulled together some of our favorite details inspired by the spellbinding visuals on the show.

The Venue
The majority of the filming for Game of Thrones took place in Northern Ireland and Scotland. Forests, barns and other outdoor venues harken back to a bygone century.

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Photo Credit: Lightedpixels

This chuppah overflowing with greenery lends a mystical vibe to an urban venue.

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Photo Credit: Gruber Photographers

This understated and gorgeous ceremony setup is reminiscent of the Great Hall.

  

Ask the Experts: "What Are Some Fun Photo Booth Alternatives?"

Welcome to our latest installment of “Ask the Experts,” where our contributor team of wedding planners solves readers’ most pressing wedding-planning dilemmas! This week, Tonia Adleta from Aribella Events and David Merrell from AOO Events give us the scoop on the hottest new ways to entertain wedding guests. Do you have a question that you’d like to submit?