7 great Pinterest boards that all new brides should follow now!

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Patrick Moyer Photography

Wedding inspiration isn’t hard to come by if you’re an avid Pinterest user. However, here at Wedding Party we’re always looking for the highest quality and most unique wedding inspiration on the web to share with our brides. Sifting through all the noise is hard, but if you know who to follow, you’re sure to find inspiration you’ll love! Here are our top picks for pinners to follow for exciting and fresh wedding inspiration.

1. EZ Pudewa

A taste maker and Pinterest celebrity in her own right, EZ Pudewa of the Creature Comforts blog has an incredible wedding-themed pinterest board you’ll want to know about.

2. Bridal Musings

Elizabeth Kane of Bridal Musings knows what brides want to see, and curates her effortless Pinterest boards with her chic taste.

3. Jen Goemans

Jen’s your everyday girl who loves Pinning, and is great at it. Just check her out her Love & Marriage Pinterest board — it’s the stuff girly fantasies are made of!

4. Style Me Pretty

If you know anything about the online wedding world, you know Style Me Pretty is the place that all brides to go for daily doses of gorgeous inspiration — and for good reason. They know how to do bridal inspiration right!

5. Wedding Chicks

Another giant in the world of online weddings, the Wedding Chicks Pinterest account is one of my personal favorite places to go for pretty photos, great style, and one-of-a-kind celebrations.

6. BaubleBar

Want to find modern and chic looks for stand-out wedding style? The BaubleBar Pinterest boards have got you covered! Breaking down style by Classic, Feminine, Modern looks and more, you’re sure to find something to suit your wedding day fashion.

7. Wedding Party

Shameless plug we know — but we think our Pinterest boards are pretty darn awesome! Our brides’ personal favorites are our #Cool Wedding Ideas, Tips & Tricks, and Concepts for Wedding Photos boards on our Pinterest accounts. We work hard on finding new and delightful inspiration for our brides, so see if something inspires you!

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Swoonworthy floral wedding dresses for the girly and chic bride

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 Larissa Cleveland

So we’ve been expounding on the best wedding dress trends of 2014 for a while now, but we’ve secretly been dying to get this piece together to show you lovely brides and wedding lovers a wedding trend that’s close to our hearts: floral patterned wedding dresses!

For a bride that’s been looking for the perfect frock but doesn’t feel like white dresses are cutting it, a floral patterned dress could be the right fit. You could go for pink and girly, bold and eclectic, or boho and free-spirited. What’s your favorite look?

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Dallas Curow Photography

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Claudia Rose Carter

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Lara Hotz Photography

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Madelyn Holmes Photographics

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Britt Spring

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Napa for two? Yes, please! Win 3 nights + airfare + spa treatments at the luxe Auberge du Soleil in Napa!

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Rebecca Yale Photography

Oh yes, you read that right. It’s time for yet another giveaway. And let me tell you lovely brides and wedding lovers, this one is our biggest. Giveaway. Yet.

If wining and dining in the sun at a stunningly luxurious resort sounds like your perfect vacay, we’re here to hook you up.  Together with Refinery29 and Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, we want to give one lucky winner a trip for 2 to California wine country. That means one lucky guy or gal will get to spend 4 days and 3 nights at the Auberge du Soleil in a luxe Garden View room, receive $1000 to cover travel expenses, and get spa treatments for two. Altogether, it’s a prize worth $4,000. And it could be yours.

Besides a great place for a little R&R, the resort is a spectacular place for a jaw-droppingly beautiful wedding. Auberge Du Soleil provides Napa Valley’s most panoramic-view destination for wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 120 guests. Terraced on a hillside overlooking the valley vineyards, Auberge du Soleil’s breathtaking view will definitely set the mood for your wedding celebration. Here’s what our lovely friends at the resort have to say about their amazing wedding services:

Wedding guests will be greeted with the warm hospitality that has made Auberge du Soleil everything it is today. A private staircase leads you onto your own private dining level, exclusively reserved for your event. A glass of Napa Sparkling wine would be the perfect accompaniment on the terrace as guests arrive from your off-site ceremony, or await the wedding ceremony on the adjoining deck.

One end of the Terrace offers guests a sheltered site where they can enjoy hors d’oeuvres, watch a sunset or take part in an intimate wedding ceremony. The ceremony deck is a unique location to exchange vows amidst the vineyards, hillsides and mountains of California’s Napa Valley. The expansive deck has space for the wedding ceremony as well as an hors d’oeuvres and cocktail reception to follow. 

Guests will be welcomed into the dining room for a fabulous wedding lunch or dinner prepared exclusively by our acclaimed culinary team. The private dining facilities offer the same Michelin-starred cuisine as the Auberge Restaurant. A perfect way to start your new life together — celebrate with family and friends at Napa Valley’s premier “Inn of the Sun” and wedding destination — Auberge du Soleil.

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Of course, we couldn’t do this without the help of our lovely friends at Refinery29. As you all probably know, Refinery29 is a lifestyle destination that delivers non-stop inspiration to live a more stylish and creative life. I’ll admit that not a day goes by in the office when I don’t browse R29 for fresh and unique inspiration, whether it be for fashion, beauty, home or (of course) weddings. Make sure you take some time today to visit their fantastic site and soak up some new inspiration. If you love ‘em, sign up for the newsletter! I subscribe to the R29 newsletter for San Francisco, which I love  for keeping me up to date on the latest SF trends, news, and hidden gems.

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Alright, ready to enter our amazing giveaway to the luxurious Auberge du Soleil in Napa? Well then…click below!

CLICK TO ENTER OUR LUXE NAPA GETAWAY GIVEAWAY!

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Best of luck to everyone! You have until March 14th to make a move, so better enter now rather than later (UPDATE: this giveaway has been extended, and will end Sunday, March 16, 2014). We’ll announce the winner to everyone via email on March 19th. ONE LAST THING: After you enter, make sure to share the giveaway with your friends! If they enter, you get an extra entry. How awesome is that?

Curious George? Read our giveaway terms.

Wedding advice: Questions to ask your wedding planner

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KT Merry

Engaged and looking for a wedding planner? Well, you’ve gotta be prepared when interviewing planners, because believe us — this person is going to be your other better half for the next year or so. Whether you’re going to be hiring a full services wedding planner or someone for the day of, you need to make sure this person is reliable, creative, personable, and most of all, focused on your wedding. Searching for the right planner might be a daunting task, so we’re here to give a little friendly wedding advice! Make sure to take our list of questions to ask your wedding planner with you to your next interview (courtesy of Allyson VinZant Events). We promise it’ll help!

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What do you think, past brides and wedding planners? Is there anything we missed that you would like to add? We’d love to hear your own experiences working with or being a wedding planner so be sure to leave a comment or tweet us @wedding with your thoughts!

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