DIY Centerpieces on a Budget

Calling all DIY queens and brides on a budget!  We’re excited to bring you this step-by-step tutorial on creating DIY centerpieces!  Nikelle Orellana-Reyes is the talented artist behind Wylde.  We’ve been admiring her work for months; it would be difficult not to because her flower shop is literally around the corner from the WedPics office in downtown Raleigh!  She’s a fan of finding floral supplies from her own neighborhood, supporting local farmers, and opting for in-season supplies… so she was an obvious choice to share her advice and tips for keeping costs down while achieving florist-worthy DIY centerpieces on a budget.

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Dos and Donts of Booking a Reception Venue

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It’s no secret that the overall tone of your wedding is largely decided by your own personal preferences and taste…  no two people are alike and no two weddings are just the same.  But knowing exactly where to have your wedding and reception – in a place that reflects your personal preferences – can be a daunting task when there are thousands of different venues to choose from! Read More

I’m Getting Married in 6 Months!

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Christina here!  It’s been about 4 months since I announced my engagement to our readers and it’s high time that I give you an update on what I’ve been up to – plus some tips on the wedding planning process.  FYI, as of today, I’m almost exactly 6 months out from the wedding date.  Insert Eeeeek emoji here!

I really hit the ground running immediately after getting engaged.  Within 2-3 weeks I had a venue and date nailed down, along with the photographer, videographer, a graphic designer for invitation/signage needs, and a caterer.  It’s funny that I moved so quickly on these big-ticket items because I’m definitely not type A and it’s not like I had some kind of “fantasy wedding” all planned out, but…  Read More

Brands we Love – Moon and Lola (Plus an Exclusive Discount!)

We are excited to bring you a brand that we’ve been fans of for quite some time.  Founded right around the corner from us here in Raleigh, Moon and Lola is a one-stop-shop for beautiful jewelry, accessories, and lifestyle items with southern charm.  They’ve been featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things (twice!) and their pieces can be found in over 1000 retailers including Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.  Needless to say, they’re pretty great neighbors to have. 🙂

They also have a fantastic wedding and bridal party collection.  Whether you’re looking for bling for your bridesmaids, cufflinks for the boys, fun party decor, or custom monogram pieces, they have you covered!  M&L even offers a discount program for brides!

And to make things even sweeter, M&L is offering an EXCLUSIVE WedPics discount for our readers!  Take 20% off using the code WEDPICS20 (one time use only).

Here are some of our favorite pieces from their current collection… Read More