Intimate at home engagement by Lauren Louise Photography

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We have such a special engagement session to share with you brides and wedding lovers today! The lovely bride is no other than the fabulous Jenny Preston, one of our regular contributors and the genius behind Jenny Does Weddings. This intimate at home engagement session is totally unique and cozy — it’s almost like getting a glimpse into the life of Jenny and her now-husband Glen. We can’t put into words how fantastic this engagement shoot by Lauren Louise Photography is, so we’ll just leave it to Jenny to tell us more!

How did you choose the mood/theme of your engagement photos?
Lauren wanted to do something different, and we are best friends — so being in our PJs around her is pretty standard. Plus, we just bought our new home so it seemed like the perfect way to celebrate our love, friendship, and the major life moments we have enjoyed this year.

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Bridal beauty: bold wedding makeup ideas for daring brides

Bold wedding makeup ideas

Sarah Beth Photography via Style Me Pretty

While traditionally brides tend to opt for classic and neutral looks, bold wedding makeup ideas that consists of bright colors and/or deeper hues have made their way onto the scene and are becoming timeless in their own right.

When envisioning and putting together your wedding day look, it’s important to consider your makeup and how it will fit with your dress and overall wedding theme. If you’re wearing a tulle ball gown and having a Cinderella theme, a smoked-out eye with bright red lips isn’t going to go with your look very well. On the other hand, a bride that is wearing a slinky dress and wanting to bring some sex appeal to her look probably isn’t going to gravitate toward traditional contoured eyes and a pinky-nude lip.

If a bold look or something with a pop of color is what you’re after for your wedding day, try one of these three looks.

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Chic Naked Wedding CakeTrue Atelier

When it comes to wedding cakes, what’s more beautiful than delicate cake, decadent buttercream, and fresh fruit and flowers? Honestly, not much, which is why so many brides are choosing to go naked on their wedding day…well go for naked cakes that is. We’re huge fans of unique wedding cakes. This season’s hottest trend is to forgo the fondant and we love it. Take a look these 10 chic naked wedding cakes and you’ll see why we’re obsessed!

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Groomsmen Summer Wedding Style

Whitney Neal Photo

Let me paint this little picture for you — your handsome groom is standing alongside his best guys at the altar… and all of them dripping in sweat. Not so glamorous, right? Is anyone likely to notice, probably not. But why not have everyone that’s a part of your wedding day feel comfortable?

Dark suits are not the end all be all for weddings, but not anymore. Keep reading for three fun summer style ideas for grooms and groomsmen to look dapper and keep cool!

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