Win an Invitation Suite from Pitbulls and Posies

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Today we have an exciting Once Wed giveaway to share with you from Amber at Pitbulls and Posies. Pitbulls and Posies projects pair letterpress and laser cutting, digital and screen printing, tapestry and metal, and all of her works are custom fit to meet your needs. Amber believes that paper, type, and trim can evoke feeling and set the tone. We couldn’t agree more …  we just love Amber’s work! Today, Pitbulls and Posies is giving away 100 letterpress or digital invites, RSVP cards and envelopes to one lucky Once Wed reader. All you have to do is like us on facebook, and then enter to win–no purchase necessary, it’s really that simple! Be sure to check out more of Amber’s work on her website. The winner will be announced next Friday. Click here to enter now! Good luck!

This contest is closed. Congrats to Emily Finch for winning this invitation suite! We will contact you shortly to claim your prize!

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08.03.12 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog

Tuscany Inspired Engagement

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Today we have a light, fresh, and natural Tuscan inspired engagement to share with you. Can’t you just feel the fresh air and warm sun radiating from Rylee’s beautiful images? The natural beauty of the couple paired with the pretty elements of nature is such a lovely combo. Plus we’re always looking for new ideas for wedding hairstyles for long hair. Find more wedding hairstyles for long hair here on Once Wed.

Photography: Rylee Hitchner // Hair + Styling: Abany of Brown Linen Paper Goods

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08.01.12 / Featured, Real Weddings Blog

Wedding Planning With Our Sponsors

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W. Scott Chester Photography likes to take pictures of people who are in love… simple as that! If that is you, you might want to check them out. Their imagination and creativity are fueled by real connections and W. Scott Chester Photography is inspired wholeheartedly by people in love. Sounds to me like great inspiration for wedding photographers. Their travels for weddings and engagements have taken them all over the world these days, so be sure to book them for your destination wedding. Head on over to W. Scott Chester’s website and get your wedding day booked!

Love Vs Design

Love vs Design is a Wedding Stationery Design company based out of Los Angeles. We work with a small team of talented designers, photographers and illustrators from around the world to create designs that we like, and that we think you’ll like too. Our modern vintage wedding designs are available in two tiers of printing to fit everyone’s budget: Digital Printing, and DIY Printing. You have the option to change the colors, fonts, wording, and size of your favorite design to match your own wedding colors and style. Love vs Design also offers many Printable Templates which can be downloaded for free. You can explore all of our downloadable templates here.

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08.01.12 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

An Elopement with a Carefree Spirit Part II

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Today we have a few more images to show you from this beautiful elopement with a carefree spirit. Elizabeth Messina and friends gifted this gorgeous couple with a wedding that is truly one for the books. You can see the other images from this carefree elopement from yesterday as well as the full gallery of images in our real weddings section. What’s not to love about an elopement in a vineyard with exquisite gowns and beautiful people?

Photography: Elizabeth Messina // Producer + Coordinator: Merryl Brown Events // Venue: Sunstone Vineyards // Floral Design: Flower Wild // Hair + Makeup: Christina and Shannon // China: Small Masterpiece // Caravan Builders: Jim Forsha of Imagine Design + Jamie Nelson Construction // Caravan Decorative Painting: Maryvonne Laparliere // Caravan Base Painting: Galvin Painting // Food Styling: Valerie Rice // Baker: Elizabeth Colling // Musicians: Vincent Zorn and Vedant Koppera // Ethnic Jewelry: Adesso // Formal Jewelry:33 Jewels // Wedding Gowns: Vera WangClaire Pettibone // Bridal Lingere: Claire Pettibone // Man’s Attire: John Varvatos // Officiant: Saral Burdette // Videographer: Bliss Video Productions // Headpieces and Veils: Twigs and Honey // Desserts: Sweet Nuit Chocolates // Bride: Erin Skipley // Published in C Magazine

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07.31.12 / Featured, Real Weddings Blog