How To Create a Seating Chart That Works For Everyone

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Anyone who has ever hosted a wedding will tell you that one of, if not the, most dreaded task of planning is creating the seating chart. Perhaps it’s because it can only be done towards the end of planning when couples have a ton of other things to attend to and are frankly over it. Or, maybe it’s that they’re dealing with family and friends that love them, but not each other, and are struggling to avoid tumultuous tables. It may simply be that it’s not fun to rank your loved ones – as many couples feel they’re forced to do – and would rather not tell someone, “I want you to attend my wedding, but only as much as my crazy aunt I don’t speak to… she’s to your left”. While we can’t take all the pain away from creating the seating chart for your wedding – think of it as a right of passage – we do have a few steps to follow to make creating a seating chart that works for everyone hurt a little less.

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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

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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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10 Chic Naked Wedding Cakes and Why We Love Them

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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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