Little Dress Book

 

Are you currently looking for a wedding dress but tired of playing phone tag with bridal salons to book  appointments that fit into your busy schedule? If so, Little Dress Book was made just for you!

 

Created by a recently married bride that was also faced with this problem, Little Dress Book’s clean user-friendly interface allows brides to search for bridal salons that meet their criteria such as budget and dress style. On Little Dress Book, each bridal salon has a store profile that provides loads of useful information, as well as a calendar that shows the salon’s available appointments times that can be instantly booked and confirmed without a single phone call.

 

Little Dress Book is perfect for today’s bride who is busy and tech savvy. It allows brides to plan their appointments on their own time and is almost like having a free wedding planner!

 

The website is currently in private beta and focused on salons in New York City, but they are already working to expand their selection of salons and cities. Users can request an invite at www.littledressbook.com.

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09.27.12 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Summer Wedding Bouquet

Summer Wedding Colors Bouquet

This bouquet says “garden” and “summer wedding” faster than you could pronounce the words. Full yellow and peach garden roses and matching ranunculus and celosia mingle with scented geranium, mint, jasmine, and buds from the butterfly bush. And what do you think about the crescent shape? It the perfect mix of summer wedding colors in my opinion.

Photography by Rylee Hitchner // Styling by Joy Thigpen // Wholesale Flowers from FiftyFlowers.com, like them on their Facebook here

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09.26.12 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog

Wedding Paper Divas

If you are looking for an affordable route to create beautiful, personalized invitations, then you have to check out the huge assortment of paper goodies from Wedding Paper Divas. From the pretty hues used on their stylish save the date cards to the lovely new themes on our bridal shower invitations, engagement party invitations and save the date magnets, you can find all the freshest new styles at Wedding Paper Divas.

When it comes to wedding planning, the key is timing! Here are a few tips from our friends at Wedding Paper Divas to have an easy-breezy and stress-free planning.

You should order your save the date and create your wedding website  at least eight months before your wedding date. Good news… it’s absolutely free at Wedding Paper Divas! Check it out.

Send your save the date at least six months before the wedding, especially if your guests need to travel to the location. Then, order your wedding invitations with response cards, enclosure cards and thank you cards

Order thank you cards for your shower four months in advanced. Get your guest list organized and envelopes ready to be addressed. Trust me, this takes longer than you think!

Mail your invitations (and prepare for the oohs and ahhs); then order your programs, menus and  place cards at least two months before the big day.

You should order your favors or DIY them at least four weeks before the wedding.Don’t forget to post the wedding on your site and update it regularly throughout!

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09.26.12 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

A Fall Wedding at Blue Lake Ranch

 

It’s just starting to feel like fall here in Atlanta, so I can’t think of a better way to kick off the week than with this beautiful, fall wedding all the way from Blue Lake Ranch in Durango, Colorado. Just by looking at the photos, you can tell this couple is so sweet and have such a tender love. As the photographer said, “Chase and Amy’s ceremony was so genuine, and their love for each other is so apparent that we even teared up a little at their ceremony! Nothing in the world photographs so beautifully than a truly happy face.” And how about the bride’s breathtaking lace back dress? The delicate lace is so intricate and personal and filled with the most beautiful details. Be sure to visit our real weddings gallery for more images from this delicate lace outdoor wedding.
Photography: Brumley and Wells // Dress: Ulla-Maija // Hair: TRIM // Coordination and Styling: Celebrations // Flowers: April’s Garden // Venue: Blue Lake Ranch // Catering & Cake: The Yellow Carrot // Invitations: Dandy Lions

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09.24.12 / Featured, Real Weddings Blog