Free Wedding Website with Wedding JoJo


Wedding websites can be a great way to maintain your wedding details and keep your guests up to speed on any updates or changes for the big day. And thanks to Wedding Jojo, not only are wedding sites functional, they’re pretty cute to boot.

Wedding Jojo allows couples to choose from their repertoire of themes and colors to customize sites according to their tastes and sense of style. New designs are often added in to keep everything hip and fresh, such as the Whimsical and Classical templates. Featuring a modern pattern with fun colors and versatile accents, the Whimsical theme is perfect for newly engaged couples looking for a bit of playfulness.  If you prefer a more timeless design, the Classical theme might be just for you!  It’s clean and modern-looking design is perfect for the couple having a black-tie affair.

Once a theme is chosen, photos may be uploaded into albums and events can be created along with directions and notes. Travel and hotel information may also be provided for out-of-town guests. And, no longer will you have to hunt down each guest for an RSVP! With Wedding Jojo’s RSVP management, you can easily invite guests to RSVP for various events making managing your wedding a little more stress free.

 Head on over to their site and sign up for FREE! 

03.02.13 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Equestrian Inspired Rustic Engagement

We end this week of beauty on Once Wed with a GORGEOUS engagement session from KT Merry. Inspired by the lovely setting of Joshua Tree Stables, Beauty in the Making created the most lovely rustic inspired florals for this lovely bride and her handsome groom.

Photography: KT Merry Photography // Location: Joshua Tree Stables //Wardrobe, Makeup and Hair by Jenna D of Hot Pink Style // Florist: Beauty in the Making // Clothing Provided by Bloomingdales Boca RatonUnique Bridal, and RVCA

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03.01.13 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

The New French Twist Wedding Hairstyles Tutorial


I think we’re beginning to see wedding hair trend away from down and wavy to more casual updos like this beautiful french twist from Martha Stewart Weddings. We created a little graphic highlighting all the steps, but for more detailed instructions check out the full tutorial from Martha Stewart Weddings.

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02.28.13 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured

Romantic White Wedding in Napa

It’s always a good day when I receive a submission from the brilliant, Jose Villa. If you’ve been reading wedding blogs for a while, you’ll be able to spot his work the instant you see it. His images are filled with the most beautiful light, and his composition is exquisitely timeless. I could scroll through Chris and Jenet’s wedding for hours. So much beauty and inspiration. More from their wonderful planner, Laurie Arons

Chris Jenet’s early May wedding was a celebration of springtime beauty, driven by the bride’s impeccable taste and vision for a romantic yet chic wedding. The couple chose Napa hotel Carneros Inn for its clean white lines and fresh California style. Jenet wanted the beautiful romantic florals to compliment this fresh feeling, so we designed the wedding in mostly white with accents of light grays and taupes.

The ceremony took place in the resort’s Apple Orchard, overlooking the early budding vines. A chuppah constructed of natural linen and the charming garden chairs were adorned with beautiful white locally-grown clematis.

Guests enjoyed cocktails and dinner at Carneros Inn’s Hilltop patio and dining room.

A special surprise followed dinner when videographer Cana Family played a beautifully edited video of the wedding ceremony and reception thus far. Family and friends were teary-eyed as they watched the joy of the day played back before them.

As dancing to DJ Chris Huvane kicked into gear, a fun candy bar by PS Paper provided a little taste of something sweet…until the stunning cake by Perfect Endings was cut that is. The beautifully sculpted fondant honored the lace Jenet’s Monique Lhulilier gown.

Photography: Jose Villa  // Venue/Catering: Carneros Inn // Planning/Design: Laurie Arons Special Events // Videography: Cana Family // Florals: Kathleen Deery Design // Printed Materials: PS Paper // Calligraphy: Mara Zepada of Neither Snow // Ceremony Music: KLC Music, string quintet // Dinner Music: The Leftover Cuties // DJ: Chris Huvane // Bride’s Gown: Monique Lhuillier // Hair: Danny Rishoff // Make-up: Barbara Guillaume // Cocktail and dinner music: Leftover Cuties // Cake: Perfect Endings // Lighting: Illusions Lighting

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02.26.13 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog