A Retro Inspired San Francisco City Hall Wedding by Christina McNeill

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There’s nothing more adorable than a city hall wedding, but we think this one really takes the cake! Kristen and Ryan’s special day was a stylish and quintessential city hall wedding, from the bride’s short and sweet dress, to their San Francisco City Hall ceremony, to their adorable portraits on the sunny city streets. The whole day has a wonderfully laid-back retro vibe, which was beautifully captured by Christina McNeill.

My favorite part is the bride’s impeccably chic and timeless style. I mean, that Valentino dress! The classy veil! The patent nude pumps! Everything about it is sooooo right. I also love how there are quirky touches to their special day. The reception signage and decor is sweet and unfussy, they had a bagpiper (because why not, right?!), and even a fun dance party at the end to boot. Read on for more city hall wedding magic!

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Wedding Favor Ideas Your Guests Will Love

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The wedding favor. Typically, it’s more of a headache than anything else. It’s a ubiquitous, but often overlooked, part of the wedding reception and ceremony. In the grand scheme of things, it may seem like a minor, meaningless part of your wedding day. But the wedding favor serves a greater purpose than you might think. It helps to commemorate your special day. It can be used as a way of thanking your guests for joining you in your celebration. It serves as a keepsake for the future.

The perfect wedding favor, then, should be symbolic of your special bond and the commitment you and your fiancé have made to each other. But it should also be thoughtful, unique and indispensable–a token by which your guests can think back fondly on your big day for years to come. After all, the last thing you want is for everyone to guiltily throw away the wedding favor you put so much time and thought into.

And that’s where Wedding Party comes in. To help facilitate you in your pre-wedding day planning and preparations, we have put together this helpful list of wedding favor ideas that all of your guests are sure to love.

Check out some of our favorite wedding favor ideas below and comment to let us know what you think. Happy wedding planning!

1. Homemade Limoncello

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2. Custom Printed Chocolate Bar

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Win a custom guest book poster from Flutterbye Prints!

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***This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Tori Kinner! Please contact us at hi (at) weddingpartyapp (dot) com to claim your prize!***

If you’ve been reading the blog lately, you’ll notice we’ve been featuring some excellent Etsy wedding vendors that we absolutely love…and we’ve been giving away some of their amazing whimsical wedding goodies to boot!  Well, this week is no different. We’re super excited to introduce you all to Flutterbye Prints!

We love Flutterbye Prints for their amazingly unique and personal artistic prints that are just as perfect for your wedding day as they are for your home! Amie, the artist behind Flutterbye Prints, works hard to offer personalized artwork and high-quality prints to create completely one-of-a-kind prints for couples to cherish forever. We’re huge fans of her Personalized Wedding Guest Book Posters, which features the unique fingerprints of each couple along with their wedding info. It’s the perfect alternate guest book, and it goes without saying that it’s the perfect art piece to frame and cherish in your new home for years to come!

Love the Guest Book Poster by Flutterbye Prints? Well, it’s your lucky day because one of you lovely brides can win one 18×24 sized poster in any style for FREE (over a $100 value)! Read on to see more of these quirky & fun guest book posters, and to learn how to enter our giveaway…

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Cute engagement photo ideas and poses to inspire your own session!

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Your engagement photo session is (hopefully) a once in a lifetime chance to take some high-quality glamour shots with your significant other, and you don’t want to ruin that! Though since you’ve probably never taken engagement photos before it’s hard to know what you should and should not do. One thing is for sure though; you don’t want to end up with corny or  bad engagement photos! That just leaves you cringing a few years down the road when it should be the opposite.

Well, then what’s a girl to do? Study up, of course! You’ve got to know the poses and types of photographs that you love in order to get the engagement photos you love too. Here are some natural, gorgeous and cute engagement photo ideas and poses to inspire your own session!

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