50 Incredible non-traditional wedding dresses under $500!

Gorgeous tiered wedding dress under $500!

I am very excited about this weeks installment of affordable wedding dresses, because instead of 10 dresses under $1,500, I have brought you 50 wedding dresses under $500! Some of them are off-beat, and fun, while some are more classic, but all of them are ridiculously stunning and affordable! With prices this low you will be able to splurge on other things, like an open bar and an amazing photographer, all while still taking your groom’s breath away!

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20 of the best surprise holiday proposal photos ever (and what to expect for your own proposal!)

surprise holiday engagement proposal at a christmas tree farm

Michael James Photography via How He Asked

It’s that time of the year. Cozy sweaters, fireside cuddling, hot chocolate, family time, and snow days… it’s no wonder that this romantic season is one of the most popular times of the year for a proposal! If you’re hoping for a diamond on your finger rather than presents under the Christmas tree this year (or maybe you can have both, why not?) then there’s a few things you need to know.

  • Getting proposed to is awesome
  • You’ll probably cry, even if you have fair warning
  • You won’t be able to stop looking at your finger at least 3 months
  • Choose when to tell friends and family wisely — because once you do, wedding planning officially starts!

I’ll be honest — there’s not much you can do to prepare for your holiday proposal besides keep your nails manicured… just in case. So instead, why not dream of the big moment by checking out these oh-so-romantic winter proposals below?

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A Portland park wedding under a bridge by Brittany Lauren Photography

Gorgeous romantic bride & groom wedding photo in a unique wedding venue

You probably know by now that we love featuring weddings that have their own personal flair, and that one special, unique thing that makes their wedding incredibly personal to them. Well, today we’re so excited to share a wedding exactly like that with you readers! Ashley and Chris’ wedding had a number of details that we’re just over the moon about. First of all, you really can’t get more stunning and unique than their ceremony venue. The intimate celebration took place under St. John’s bridge in Portland, which provided one of the most stunning backdrops we’ve ever seen. There really was no need for a ceremony arch here!

Next, the reception took place in a beautiful private estate and featured TONS of delicious looking pies. I’ve really been loving how couples have been bucking the cake tradition for desserts they actually like, and these pies are a perfect example of how Ashley and Chris did just that! Photographed stunningly by Brittany Lauren Photography, this wedding is one you won’t be forgetting for a while!

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The 10 Best Tips for DIY-ing Your Wedding

10 Best Tips for a DIY Wedding from Jen Carreiro of Something Turquoise

Hey there, it’s Jen from Something Turquoise back again with more fabulous DIY wedding advice for you! Today I am sharing my 10 Best Tips for DIY-ing your wedding day. The thoughts I share below are perfect for any skill level, from the hardcore maker bride to the newbie crafter bride – this list is a must read! As a DIY bride myself and and the editor of a wedding blog that truly embraces the DIY bride, there is no one better to discuss this topic with you. Crafting is my passion and weddings are my obsession, so please let me know if you have any wedding crafting questions at all as I am happy to help!

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