Plum Pretty Sugar Look Book Part 3: Get Beach-Ready!

If you’ve resigned to just wearing your gorgeous Plum Pretty Sugar robes or pajamas in the bedroom, think again. This striking editorial from our recent collaboration with Plum Pretty Sugar shows you how to take your favorite pieces, style them with a cute swimsuit and floppy brimmed hat, and you’ll soon be the chicest gal on the beach.

See some of our favorite Plum Pretty Sugar robes here!

Want to see more from our collaboration with Plum Pretty Sugar? See our favorite pieces and unique ways to style them after the wedding here, and a gorgeous collection of honeymoon appropriate pieces here. And if you love our model’s beachy look, come back next week for a step-by-step makeup DIY!

Photography: Jesse Chamberlin Jesh de Rox | Location: Little Palm Island | Creative Direction + Styling: Joy Thigpen | Creative Direction + Scouting: Emily Newman | Model: Elite Miami Models

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09.16.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Seaside Newlywed Photo Session

The moment that wedding band slips onto your finger, you’ll feel that effervescent, bubbly sensation that it’s really true: you’re married. We love this seaside newlywed photo session for the unique way that it captures this couple’s overwhelming sense of giddy joy. It was planned for the day after their wedding, when they were able to be on their own and truly take in their excitement, and we encourage you to think about how you’ll celebrate!

More from the creative team, Lauren Balingit Photography and Tiffany of A Splendid Occasion:

“We think engagement sessions are really beautiful. It’s such a great time in someone’s relationship and if it’s what you want, it should absolutely be documented. With that being said, I think as a bride it’s important to know that you can do whatever you want! If you would rather have photos captured after your wedding instead, or better, in addition to your engagement session, that’s also a very special time that can and should be documented. Freshly married and ready to take on the world!

We put this shoot together to capture the innocent joy, happiness and the playful side of a couple that was married just the day before. There is nothing more pure than these moments that they have alone, the day after they become one and carry on this journey together. We believe it’s important that we take the time to slow down and remember these precious moments. They come and go so quickly!

To our surprise, it started raining during the shoot – really, really hard. But that’s just life, so we kept shooting and let our couple do what came naturally to them. They cuddled, played, and eventually the sun came back out (and they cuddled and played even more). We believe that letting things play out naturally can make some of the most genuine, beautiful images.”

Photography & Co-styling: Lauren Balingit | Planning & Co-styling: Tiffany Siladke of A Splendid Occasion | Makeup: Joanna B Artistry | Female Model: Sam of Factor Women | Male Model: Matt of Ford Models

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

Outdoor Country Wedding

We love the way that country weddings have evolved over the past couple of years. They’re no longer just about sunflowers and cowboy boots, and while there’s nothing wrong with those ideas, we’re excited to see brides put their own spin on country weddings. Today’s wedding feature incorporates fields, a farmhouse, and straw, but does so in an elegant way. The exposed farmhouse tables lend a rough, rustic vibe while eucalyptus runners soften the aesthetic. Pink glassware and cafe-style lighting adds a modern feel. And let’s look at that ceremony site: with mountains as the backdrop and the guests seated in the field, it couldn’t be more romantic.

Megan & Adam | Figueroa Mountain Farm House Wedding from Eric Frank Cinema on Vimeo.

Venue: Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse | Photographer: Brumley & Wells | Videographer: Eric Frank Cinema | Coordinator and Stylist: Beijos Events | Florist: Carissa Jowett of JL Designs | Invitations: Twinkle & Toast | Calligrapher: Poppyjack | Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop | Vintage Rentals: Borrowed Blu | Chairs, benches and bar: Classic Party Rentals | Tables and corn hole sets: Against the Grain | Caterer: The Pairing Knife | Dress: Sarah Seven from Lovely Bride | Suit: Klein Epstein Parker | Mr. & Mrs. Sign: The Duo Studio

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09.14.15 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

4 Steps to Registry Success with Zola

Creating your gift registry can be, in a word, overwhelming. Whether starting from scratch or adding to your own collection of home goods, we can all use a little help in curating the right selection of items. So, the experts at Zola are giving us a hand!

PLUS: sign up for a registry with Zola and you’ll get a $25 credit* to their shop!

Make your registry personal. It should be just as special as your big day! Customize it with notes, special collections, pictures, and a custom URL.

Mix and match the right gifts for your dream home and your lifestyle. Choose from:

  • Mix it up with traditional gifts and timeless homewares, memorable experiences, and honeymoon and cash funds.
  • Splurge a little! Mark pricier items for Group Gifting, so multiple friends can contribute.
  • Plus, don’t forget about that handmade item from your local store that you can add to you registry with the “Add to Zola” button.

Make it easy on yourself and let technology do the heavy lifting. (We love that Zola’s features make registering and everything that comes after stress-free).

  • The apps: Register on-the-go with the Zola iPhone app (complete with a barcode scanner + real-time gift notifications) or on your couch with the iPad app (which lets you virtually register in-store with 360° feature).
  • Control shipping and virtually exchange gifts: Get notified when a gift is purchased, then decide if you want to ship it now, hold for later, or convert it to credits.
  • Thank-You manager: Zola makes it easy to send thank you notes. Export a comprehensive list of who bought you what  and when (they even include addresses), so all you’ll need to do is express your heartfelt thanks and drop it in the mail!

Get inspiration and help when you need it. Starter Collections will kick start your inspiration. Browse curated collections based on the essentials, your style, or interests.

  • Get ideas on everything from date nights to registry essentials, plus see what other couples are registering for on Unveiled.
  • A little overwhelmed? Zola’s Registry Advisor is always there to help you and your guests, and will even import your other registries.

*Once Wed readers will receive $25 to spend on Zola when they set up their wedding registry on Zola. New registries must be started (but not necessarily published) between now and 12/31/15. Credits will be placed into the couple’s Zola account 4 weeks after a couple’s registry is published live.

Creative and Art Direction: Emily Newman for Once Wed | Photography: Meghan Kay Sadler | Styling: Ginny Branch and Ginny Au| Food Styling: Katelyn Hardwick | Products: Zola

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09.14.15 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog