Enter to win $5000 from Ever After!

Read more below about Ever After and find out how to win $5000 toward your dream wedding venue!

One of the first and most challenging parts of planning your wedding is deciding on a venue. This task is especially more difficult for couples looking to plan a destination wedding. Well, did you know that there are people out there who can help you decide on the perfect venue? Ever After works with you to find a wedding venue that best fits with your particular style, needs, and most importantly- budget. They have assembled a team of experts who work to match couples with their dream venues in Southern California, Mexico, Las Vegas, Hawaii, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. It’s just like having a real estate agent for your wedding- they help you at no cost or obligation! After you’ve chosen your dream location, they’re paid by the venue. And to make the deal seem even sweeter, they help you work with the venue to book blocks of rooms for your guests!

How it Works:

Step 1: Fill out a super simple short form to help Ever After understand your wedding dreams and vision

Step 2: You’ll be matched with a Venue Expert who will contact you to discuss the wedding experience you envision and any special needs for your guests.

Step 3: Your Venue Expert will find the perfect location that matches your unique vision and personality

Step 4: Ever After will oversee the planning of your ceremony and reception, and advise you on local customs, wedding documentation and legal requirements

Step 5: Ever After can also help plan all of your guest travel, accommodations and activities, working with each of your guests to customize their experience.

Ever After is hosting a sweepstakes where you can win $5,000 cash to put toward your dream wedding venue! To qualify, you must be engaged and currently planning a wedding.

How to Enter:

1) Complete the form

2) Speak to one of our venue experts who will help find the perfect venue or destination wedding that suits your style, budget and needs.

You have until September 29, 2014 to enter! So, visit Ever After today to start working with your very own Venue Expert and start planning your dream wedding!

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09.18.14 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Surprise Mountaintop Proposal

We’ve enjoyed exploring every part of weddings with you over the past year as we’ve started showing you more beautiful engagement, boudoir, and maternity shoots, and of course weddings, but we don’t often get to see what happens before the planning starts! We’re so honored to share a little bit Marc and Kathy’s story today through photos of their surprise mountaintop engagement. Marc surprised Kathy with this sweet proposal and Anne Blodgett was there to capture every moment.

We have more from Kathy on her surprise proposal:

Every girl dreams about the perfect proposal. When Anne asked if Marc and I would help her by modeling for some portfolio work she needed done, I had no clue I was being set up for a moment that would change my future. She and my now fiance, Marc, planned all of the details, all I had to do was arrive at her home. There was someone there to do my hair, makeup, and she’d even picked out my clothes. It wasn’t until an hour or so later when we arrived at the site where we were to take the photos and Marc was down on one knee that I realized what was happening. I am touched that so much thought went into this proposal. It was such a special moment and I’m so glad that Anne was able to capture it on film.

Photography: Anne Blodgett Photography | Hair Styling: Jessica Kersch |Makeup: Chelsea Gorthy |Dress: Spunky Steer Boutique, Roseburg, Ore.

 

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09.17.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Simple, Elegant Utah Wedding

We loved sharing Madeline and Ryan’s sweet outdoor engagement session yesterday, and today we’re so excited to feature their lovely wedding formals! These two are just too adorable, and you can feel the love growing between them. Ciara Richardson captured Madeline and Ryan’s formal wedding photos and Tinge Floral created dainty yet plush florals. Don’t you just adore every detail?

Photography: Ciara Richardson | Wedding Dress: BHLDN; sleeves added with Avenia Bridal | Earrings: Avenia Bridal | Veil: Avenia Bridal | Her shoes: Seychelles | His suit: JCrew | His shoes: Nordstrom Rack | Flowers: Tinge Floral | Venues: Salt Lake City LDS TempleGarden Park Ward Church

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09.16.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Sweet and Joyful Outdoor Engagement Session

You may have noticed that we’ve been featuring more engagement sessions recently. We’re so inspired by the intimacy, emotion, and overall happiness that photographers are able to capture during these sessions. The months before your marriage are precious, and the fragility of your relationship is gone. You’ve promised to be together forever, and we simply adore the calmness that shines through in images like these from Ciara Richardson.

We’re thrilled to share Madeline and Ryan’s engagement today, and we can’t wait to share their stunning wedding with you tomorrow.

Photography: Ciara Richardson | Her dress: Hatch | Her dress: Ann Taylor | Her white shirt: J Crew | Her pants and wedges: Madewell | Her heels: Seychelles | His khakis and button-up: J Crew | His suit: H&M | His shoes: Aldo

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09.15.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas