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

Spring Wedding Colors

Spring Wedding Colors Pink Dogwood White Spring Wedding Bouquet Saipua

Yesterday’s beautiful dogwood wedding cake reminded of this gorgeous bouquet created by Saipua. Pastel shades make for a great spring wedding color palette.  Don’t you just love all the little dogwood blooms sprinkled throughout?  It’s always such a refreshing sight when I see these little gems start to bloom in Atlanta. It’s one of the first signs spring is coming.

Photography by Jen Huang

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08.28.12 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog

A Simple Wedding at Home

Dogwood White Flower Wedding Cake Maggie Austin

One of our fellow wedding bloggers, Ritzy Bee, recently tied the knot with her husband at the home they built together in Virginia.  She was kind enough to share some more details behind their sweet and simple ceremony at home…

I recently got married…but kept things very small + very quiet in a bit of sweet irony with my profession. We actually tied the knot in our backyard of the house we just finished building and moved into…just the two of us but celebrated with cake, champagne and then a fun, fancy dinner out. We planted a dogwood tree (it’s the Virginia state tree + flower) together when we moved into the house which is the inspiration behind the cake design. The bottom tier  pear cake with blackberry preserves and white chocolate buttercream. The top tier was white velvet cake with chopped chocolate and peanut butter buttercream. The champagne coupes were Josh’s grandmothers while the cake server were my great grandmother’s. 

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Photography by Abby Jiu Photography // Cake by Maggie Austin Cake

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08.27.12 / Featured, Real Weddings Blog