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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4 winter wedding planning tips you don’t know about (yet!)

A chic bride & groom at their gorgeous winter wedding. Love her winter coverup!

Style Me Pretty

I can count on one hand the number of winter weddings I’ve been invited to, but I think that makes them all the more mysterious and intriguing. Of course, winter weddings’ limited popularity also means there aren’t quite as many tips out there for planning one as there are for summer weddings. We’re going to change that today, and give you some pros and cons of a winter wedding, and ways to make sure your winter wedding is even more memorable than its more common summer sibling.

With winter wedding planning, you have a few great things going for you. Venues are often less expensive in the winter than they are in the summertime. Because winter weddings are less popular, you’re less likely to run into problems finding a venue for the date you want, which can be a bonus if your friends have taken all the available summer dates for their weddings!

On the other hand, winter weddings can be a tad tricky in a range of categories, so there are considerations you’ll want to take into account when you’re planning. Here are just a few you’ll want to think about before you start sending save the dates.

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Rehearsal Dinner Guest List Etiquette: Who Should be Invited

A lovely rehearsal dinner idea: outdoors with stunning lighting! This post about who to invite to the rehearsal dinner was so helpful.

Jillian Mitchell Photography

Planning a wedding day guest list can be one of the most stressful things you have to do for your wedding. Once you have finished stressing over and finalizing your wedding guest list you may not want to think about guest lists or invitations ever again. Alas, you have to figure out whom to invite to your rehearsal dinner! Since the rehearsal dinner is generally the day before the wedding and most people will be in town, it can be hard to figure out who should be invited.  The dinner guest list can be confusing because there are a lot of factors to consider. For example, you need to consider:

  • Who is hosting/ paying for the rehearsal dinner?
  • Are you paying for your rehearsal dinner yourself?
  • Who is going to be in your wedding?
  • What about out of town guests? Should you feel obligated to host them as well?
  • When should you send out rehearsal dinner invites?
  • How far in advance do you need to plan & set your rehearsal dinner schedule?

Not to worry though, we will cover all those questions for you in this super helpful wedding rehearsal guest list guide!

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