Welcoming Our Sponsors

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Have you been searching and searching for that perfect gift to give your bridesmaids? Well look no further than Coatt. Coatt’s entirely consuming labor of love are their morse coded necklaces. Using gold dots and dashes on silk cord, their jewelry spells out words, names, and phrases in Morse Code. This is the perfect, personalized gift to give your bridesmaids. Their specialty right now is their monogram silk bracelet which is a modern and feminine ID bracelet with your very own monogram written in Morse Code. The bracelets are available in two lengths with six colors of silk to choose from and feature gold dots and dashes on a 6.5″ gray silk cord with a 5mm gold clasp.


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It’s hard not to gush over Ryan Ray’s portfolio. Pretty, fresh, and joyful are words which came to mind while I was perusing through layer and after layer of gorgeous imagery on his site. So much light, love, and laughter. He says, “My clients have moved me. Their acts of sacrificial love and the overflowing joy they share spin my mind with imagery. My approach is honest. I want to create classic images that reflect that love and show that joy. Images that are timeless and will forever remind you of the passion that brings you together.” Be sure to check out his portfolio and blog to get the full picture of Ryan’s beautiful work.

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09.04.12 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Soft and Natural Engagement

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Does this sweet couple look familiar to you? Today we are thrilled to celebrate the engagement of Rylee Hitchner and Andrew. We have loved getting to know Rylee and her work over the course of this year, and we knew that her engagement would truly be something beautiful to celebrate. We are just thrilled for them. And of course, we love the natural beauty and simplicity of their engagement photos … so soft, so genuine, so sweet … basically an embodiment of who they are as a couple. Congratulations Rylee and Andrew! View more images from their beautiful soft and natural engagement in our gallery.

Photography: Tec Petaja

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08.31.12 / Featured, Real Weddings Blog

Welcoming Our Sponsors!

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Stacey Ilyse is fine art wedding photographer who has photographed all over the world. Stacey is mainly a wedding photographer but also has experience in fine art, conceptual, portraiture, fashion, and of course, wedding photojournalism. As Stacey says, “I love what I get to do because it makes my heart fill with joy to know that all the beautiful images I create for my people will make them happy every time they look at them.” And happiness is a great gift to be able to give people, indeed. Stacey has a fun, creative approach to capturing your wedding memories and always pays close attention to details. You will love the work that Stacey captures in her photographs in such a skilled and gifted way. Be sure to check out her website and blog for a deeper dive in Stacey’s world.

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Bella Figura offers stylish, eco-friendly letterpress wedding invitations and elegant wedding stationary to compliment your big day. For their letterpress invitations, they offer free shipping, design consultations, personal shopper service, calligraphy options, foil stamping, save the date cards, advice on invitation wording, and wedding inspiration. What more could you ask for? And currently, they have new invite designs to show you. Two of the designs (A Bientot and Gilded Romance) were actually inspired by a Pinterest contest they held earlier this year! What a fun and unique way to design!. So needless to say, Bella Figura has a lot going on right now that you are going to want to check out. Be sure to visit their site and get lost in their beautiful designs … and then pick one out for all of your wedding invitation needs!

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08.31.12 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Natural Wedding Makeup

Summer Blush Peach Wedding Eye Makeup Ideas

For any bride planning to take the DIY route for her own wedding makeup, do I have a treat in store for you today! This great little tutorial from Decade Diary is the perfect quick fix for any bride who desires a more fresh and clean look on their wedding day. The makeup artist, Suzy Gerstein, suggests using a bronzing stick or powder on the lid as an alternative to traditional eye shadow which helps create the soft, summer eye you see below. Genius, right?

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Check out Bernadette’s blog, Decade Diary, to see the full tutorial!

Illustrations and photos by Bernadette Pascua // Makeup by Suzy Gerstein

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08.29.12 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog