Luxury Wedding Websites from Riley & Grey

Let’s be honest for a second. Beautiful websites are hard to come by, and they’re even harder to create on your own, which is why Riley & Grey is one of our favorite wedding website builders. Riley & Grey has upgraded a marketplace full of plain, boring wedding websites by designing limited-edition wedding websites that are influenced by luxury fashion and interior design. Each design that Riley & Grey has to offer you is modern, elegant, and streamline. Your guests will be in awe of your stunning, easy-to-use wedding website, and in turn, will be even more excited for your wedding day!

And Riley & Grey wants to make creating your wedding website a breeze; so they dedicate themselves to providing hands-on customer service to help with your website building, mobile experience set up, managing RSVPs, and whatever else you may need!

If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect website to fit with your elegant, modern wedding- Riley & Grey should be your next stop. And lucky for you, the first 100 couples to sign up for their wedding website with Riley & Grey using the code “ONCEWED” will recieve 50% off! Sign up today!

Visit the Riley & Grey blog for up-to-date info, and follow them on Instagram (@rileyandgrey) to see where they find their real-world inspiration!

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08.12.14 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Romantic Australian Engagement from Jose Villa

Sometimes words fail us, and that’s often the case when Jose Villa is involved. His photography and talent for capturing true emotions and beauty is unrivaled, and this session with Jemma Keech is no exception. Jemma is a talented photographer herself, and chose Jose to photograph herself and her fiance so beautifully in her hometown of Denmark, Australia and then their wedding the following day. These images are absolutely unreal, and we just want to take a few minutes to soak them all in…

Photography: Jose Villa | Dress: Chris Riley Bridal 

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08.11.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Booking Hotels with Jetaport

“Every single part of planning a wedding is fun and exciting!” said no one ever. There are some very frustrating parts about planning your wedding and one of the most frustrating can be coordinating travel and accommodations for out of town guests and family. The guys who started Jetaport can totally understand that frustration and have created a one-stop website for you to book blocks of rooms for your wedding day! No longer do you have to call around from hotel to hotel to find available rooms- they make it easy for you!

All you have to do is visit Jetaport, select dates, location, and then wait! Within 48 hours, you’ll have deals from all of the hotels you selected all in one place on your dashboard. With Jetaport, you will have a dedicated travel advisor for you to call on with any questions during your planning process and to finalize any deals you make with the hotels. (Finally- someone is on your side!) Jetaport’s free service includes the option to electronically sign any agreements with the hotels so you don’t need to fuss with printing, scanning, or faxing them back and forth. Start to finish, they make it a piece of cake!

So, now that you know how to book a block of rooms for your wedding, here are a few tips from Jetaport on choosing the right hotels!

1. Choose 2-3 different hotels in various price ranges for your guests to book from. (This is dependent on how many guests you have. 1 hotel might be enough if you’re expecting under 20 out of town guests)

2. Choose hotels that are close to attractions or walking distance from downtown or restaurants so your guests can enjoy the town during down time.

3. Choose a courtesy block if at all possible- this will prevent you from being on-the-hook for paying for unused rooms if you don’t have guests filling each room you reserved.

Read more tips from Jetaport on reserving your block of rooms today, and get started with their free service! 

Graphic: Hannah Lee

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08.09.14 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Top 5 Wedding Hairstyles for Long Hair

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We are so lucky to have worked with some of the top hair and makeup stylists in the country, and over the past couple of years, we’ve been even luckier to have been able to style some beautiful tutorials to inspire you for your wedding day. It’s hard for us to choose our favorite hair tutorials for long hair, but we’re excited to share 5 of the most popular from Once Wed and our Pinterest.

The image above is from our Romantic Side Braid tutorial from Amy Clarke and Bryce Covey this January, and has been one of our most popular (Pinned from Once Wed over 174,000 times)!

 

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This fishtail braid above, from Allison Breslin, has been one of the most popular hair tutorials we’ve ever shared, and we loved the response it got. This is a classic hairstyle for long hair and will never go out of style! See how to recreate it here.

 

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There are so many more wedding hairstyles for long hair than their used to be! We have loved the resurgence of the halo braid, and the ladies of Irrelephant killed it with this sweet halo crown braid. The full tutorial is up for you to try here!

 

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The image above is from all the way back in 2012! This waterfall braid tutorial from Allison Brislin is still one of our favorites all this time later. See the full tutorial here.

 

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And the last of our 5 favorite wedding hairstyles is another braid! I guess we have a braid addiction! Christian Marc took a different approach to a classic braid with this messy hairstyle. Try something like this if you want a casual, yet elegant look on your wedding! Visit the full DIY for instructions.

Well, that wraps up our 5 favorite wedding hairstyles. Keep coming back for of our favorite tutorials, DIYs, and more!

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08.08.14 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured