Announcing WildeFlower Boutique

We love sharing with brides about exciting new launches that will make your wedding planning experiences memorable and unique. So today, for our Southern brides, we’re eager to announce the launch of WildeFlower Boutique, a Florida-based bridal salon AND boutique-style wedding planner.

South Florida’s free-spirited bride-to-be will find her style sanctuary in the area’s newest wedding planning and retail outlet, WildeFlower Boutique.  WildeFlower’s chic, sun-soaked showroom houses a curated collection of ethereal, unconventional, and vintage-inspired gowns from four sought-after indie bridal designers, including Belle and Bunty, HoughtonKite and Butterfly and Truvelle.

Even better, WildeFlower also offers an in-house planning team who can oversee every aspect of your wedding day.  Their style is influenced by a natural, less-is-more approach that focuses on creating unique experiences and one of a kind moments.  Whether it’s a destination wedding, intimate affair, or tasteful elopement, a WildeFlower wedding always integrates love, beauty and adventure.

To find out more about WildeFlower Boutique’s bridal collection and services, please visit http://www.wildeflowerboutique.com . The showroom is located inside Social House creative Studio at 512 Lucerne Avenue in Lake Worth, FL.

Click through the slideshow below to view more from Wildeflower Boutique’s bridal collection

Photographer: Katie Lopez Photography | Florals: Anthology Floristry | Makeup and Hair: Beauty by Renata | Jewelry: Emma Winston

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01.27.16 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Elegant Real Wedding in North Carolina

There is an unmistakable sense of elegance about the way that weddings are hosted in the South. This North Carolina wedding played up some Southern traditions (including a bluegrass band!) with a classic design that leaves us wanting nothing. Beautiful gowns, lush white and green florals, and a stunning reception in the mountains were the ingredients to this amazing.

Read on for more about the wedding from the bride:
“Sean and I love Highlands, NC as it reminds us of Canmore, Alberta where we first met. After Sean proposed, we knew we wanted to get married there and share this treasure of a town with our family and friends. We are both originally from Canada, and we had a lot of guests travelling from the “Great White North.” We wanted to ensure that they had the best time in the North Carolina mountains experiencing food, drinks, and music that were traditional to the South. The bluegrass band, Nitrograss, played mountain music throughout the cocktail hour and dinner, then a DJ played our favorite songs as we danced the night away. Sean and I hardly left the dance floor. Every detail of the day was personal and thoughtfully planned. The table numbers were marked by album covers of bands we had seen live printed on pieces of wood. The brass candlesticks that lined the head table and the crates used for escort cards were all from my late grandmother’s collection. We made hockey player photo props for the photobooth, as that is Sean’s favorite pastime. For a final touch, I changed into my mother’s wedding dress to make our grand exit. While we wanted the day to be about us, we also wanted it to be about our guests who all had travelled to be there for our special day. The rustic elegance of The Farm at Old Edwards Inn, joined with the sublime music, the exquisite food, and the amazing company provided for a magical night we will never forget, and we hope our guests won’t either.”

Venue: Old Edwards Inn | Photography: Natalie Watson | Second Shooter: Nick Breedlove Photo | Photolab: Richard Photo Lab | Florals: Floressence Flowers | Bride’s dress: Claire Pettibone via Kelly’s Closet | Hairpiece: White Orchid Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade | Groom attire: Hugo Boss | Bridesmaids: Amsale | Invitations: A&P Design Company | Cake topper: Etsy, PS Weddings and Events | Calligraphy: Mary Lee

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01.26.16 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Adorable Flower Girl Fashion Inspiration

We’re so excited to share this adorable flower girl fashion inspiration with you today, from Wren Bridal in Maryland. Not only are flower girls often the sweetest additions to a bridal party, but chic options for these kiddos seem to be severely lacking in today’s bridal industry. That’s why we are loving these dresses, which merge playful charm with a chic aesthetic.

We love what Wren Bridal had to say about flower girls:
“The inspiration behind this shoot came from a desire to capture one of the moments so often overlooked in editorial work, but one that is conversely so very real and true on the day of a wedding. There is something so tender about the interactions between the bride and her flower girl(s). Maybe due to the intimacy of their relationships or the magic and wonder of a little girl adoring a woman in a beautiful dress, there is inherent beauty within these moments.”

Photography: Laura Gordon |  Flower Girl Gowns: Nelly Stella from Wren Bridal | Bridal Gown and Veil: Emily Riggs Bridal from Wren Bridal | Flowers: Southern Blooms | Accessories: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart | Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty | Hair: 1213 Hairstudio | Model: Sarah Parry | Ring: Anna Sheffield | Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Venue: Strong Mansion

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01.25.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Take a Curated Honeymoon with Sweet Mun

Planning for your wedding is an exciting and special time, but it can also be quite stressful: months of preparation, an outpouring of opinions, a mountain of decisions on your plate. It can all leave a bride feeling drained. So often, we hear from couples that they were far too overwhelmed to plan a honeymoon during their engagement, especially when you consider that on average, it takes a person 42 hours over 5 weeks just to plan a simple trip. This leads to couples who find themselves reluctantly opting out of a honeymoon simply to minimize the stress, and unfortunately, what they could use more than anything is an escape, a time to adventure together, relax after their beautiful wedding they anticipated for so long for, and connect in a way that can only be experienced when exploring the world together. Introducing, Sweet Mūn.

Sweet Mūn is an experiential travel planning boutique, specializing in honeymoons and mini-moons (perfect for those couples who may need a shorter escape but don’t want to compromise on the experience!).

Sweet Mūn is not your average travel agent and this is definitely not your out of the box, cookie cutter vacation package: this is your opportunity for the adventure of a lifetime with the one you love. Imagine if all you had to do leading up to your next getaway was dream about it–the food, the scenery, the bliss of not having to make a single decision and then, suddenly, you are there, with every detail planned to suit your unique design tastes, travel pace, and exclusive experiences you never knew existed.

Sweet Mūn is not only committed to curating an unforgettable custom travel experience but will also be your best friend leading up to your departure and beyond. Services include everything from a personalized travel survey to helping you identify your unique travel style as a couple, finding you the perfect destination, providing travel tips and etiquette advice for successful cultural interactions, guidance for setting up a honeymoon registry, a custom packing list, and a departure kit with everything you need for a blissful escape. Not to mention, 24-hour emergency assistance while traveling. What could be sweeter?

Photography: Cory O’Keefe

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01.25.16 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog