5 important pieces of wedding planning advice that all brides need to know

Every bride needs to hear this wise wedding planning advice from a past bride, 3 years after her wedding day.

Saltwater Studios

My husband and I just celebrated our third wedding anniversary, and it got me thinking of what I’ve learned about marriage since our wedding day. So much has changed since October 28, 2011, but what has stayed the same is the most important. I thought I’d share a few gems with you on the good, the bad, and the wedded.

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A romantic boho styled shoot by Lauren Louise Photography and Jenny Does Weddings

Romantic boho bride with a gorgeous flower crown and dramatic bouquet. Such a pretty idea for a boho bride to be!

It’s about this time of the year, when it really gets chilly, that I start to daydream about the beach. Warm, balmy breezes, blue seas and even bluer skies sound like heaven right about now. So when Jenny Preston of Jenny Does Weddings contacted me about this breezy and romantic boho styled shoot, I couldn’t help but jump up and down for joy.

Seriously though, if you’re a bride who would pick an elopement over a luxurious wedding, an Urban Outfitters dress over a couture gown, then this romantic boho wedding shoot is for you. Here’s what Jenny has to say about the inspiration for this gorgeous styled shoot:

It all started with a dress. We woke up early, after a late night out, ate some bagels, bought a chair at Homegoods for no good reason, and then made our way to Urban Outfitters to impulse buy an inspiring Bohemian dresses. From there we went location scouting in the rain, contacted our favorite local florist, Helen of Ever After Event and Floral Design, ran around looking for the perfect styling pieces, convinced my longtime friend from elementary school that she was a model, scooped an incredible chair up from Nest in Delray Beach, and were off to a beautiful evening on Hammock Beach in Ocean Ridge.

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30 fabulous fall wedding tablescapes to inspire your Thanksgiving table decor

Let fall wedding tablescapes inspire your Thanksgiving table decor! Love this rustic look with candles, wood, and pine.

Jacque Lynn Photography

How is Thanksgiving already around the corner? If you’re anything like me, this festive holiday has snuck up quite quickly this fall season…and it’s time to get ready for that delicious dinner! While we can’t help you with preparing and cooking the perfect meal, we can help you find the perfect look for your Thanksgiving table decor! How, you ask? By borrowing the most gorgeous ideas from this season’s prime crop of fall wedding tablescapes!

That’s right — just because these pretty fall table decor ideas are featured on wedding blogs, doesn’t mean you can’t borrow inspiration from them for your own home during the holidays. Best of all, weddings are such meticulously designed and planned occasions, that there are tons of pretty & chic ideas for your Thanksgiving table decor that don’t include cornucopias and pumpkins. Hooray!

Whether you’re looking for a fresh, minimalistic look or a more colorful and dramatic Thanksgiving tablescape, the ideas below will definitely get your creative mind working to borrow the best elements to create the perfect holiday atmosphere!

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Solange Knowles’ wedding: See her dress and steal her indie wedding day style!


Wait one hot second — did you know that Solange Knowles got married this weekend? It’s been quite the year for the Knowles family (The Jay & Solange elevator incident, Jay & Bey’s On the Run Tour, and The Carters’ marriage controversy, to name a few), but here’s one very happy event that we think they’ll remember for a loooooong time.

Solange and her now-husband, Alan Ferguson, were married in New Orleans in a special day that is SO Solange. Indie, unique, and casual, we’re basically obsessed with Solange Knowles’ wedding. First of all, Solange and Alan rode to their ceremony on bicycles. Talk about the most low key and sweet entrance ever!

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