The Unexpected Wedding Planner: 3 Ways to use Social Media to Plan your Wedding

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Stephanie Neprud via Style Me Pretty

Good news is, you have the most important mobile wedding tool already downloaded. Bad news is, you’re wondering if there are any other ways to incorporate social media into your wedding. Truth is, Wedding Party has the main features you’re looking for: a common place for guests to upload photos from your wedding, a full schedule of events, a way for the wedding party to virtually meet before the big day, articles full of inspiration and advice, all registry items available to view and purchase, and a place to keep track of all of the other weddings you’re attending over the next year. So what’s left?

A whole lot of planning, that’s what.

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A unique pop-up wedding by Emily Wren Photography

The bride and groom at their unique pop-up wedding by Emily Wren Photography

My my, do we have such an awesome wedding treat for you brides today! You know how pop-ups are all the rage these days — everything from pop-up restaurants to pop-up boutiques are a fast-growing trend for in-the-know city dwellers. Well, this couple took that idea a bit further and had their own pop-up wedding!

What does that mean? Well think spontaneity, a slightly boho vibe, and LOTS of fun! Here’s a few words from the fantastic photographer, Emily Wren, about how Jesse and Kim’s unique pop-up restaurant wedding went down:

“Kim & Jesse are a really fun and vivacious couple, and their wedding really reflected their personalities! The wedding was a pop-up wedding in Rittenhouse Square, in downtown Philadelphia. Their guests convened in an open part of the park and handed individual flowers to Kim making her bridal bouquet.  After the ceremony the couple and their guests paraded with live music and big hand-made “Just Married” sign over to the restaurant, Twenty Manning where they had dinner and a karaoke party.”

Um, a restaurant reception with a karaoke party? Count me IN! Read on to see more of this totally unique pop-up restaurant wedding!

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6 Unbelievably Fun Printed Bridesmaid Dress Styles That Will Give Your Wedding a Unique Edge

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Ryan Ray Photography via Style Me Pretty

Lately brides have been experimenting with what their bridesmaids are wearing in their wedding instead of the traditional solid color matching dresses, and we love it! With all the new trends though it can definitely be hard to decide what your favorite girls should wear. I wanted to take a close look at one my favorite new trends, printed bridesmaid dresses! I absolutely love the idea of adding patterns to bridesmaid dresses. If you are going with a more subdued color scheme for your big day, printed bridesmaid dresses can be a fun way to add a pop of color or an eye catching look. Hopefully looking closer at this new trend will help you decide what your ladies should wear.

Once you have picked out some awesome patterned dresses for your bridesmaids it can be tough to decide exactly how to accessorize. What I would recommend when picking accessory colors is to find ones that complement yet contrast your girls dresses. For example, if they wear really bright floral dresses than I would recommend picking a nude or pastel color that can be found in their dress. If your girls are wearing two toned stripes or polka dots with more subdued coloring I would suggest picking a fun bold and bright color for accessories. Whatever you chose be sure to have fun with it and I am sure your girls will look gorgeous on your wedding day.

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A Portland loft wedding by Brittany Lauren Photography


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When a wedding is not only stylish and chic but full of smiles, we can’t help but fall in love! Katie and Luke were married at the Left Annex in Portland, on a rare sunny day in May. Their gorgeous Portland loft wedding was filled with pretty white details and a simple but stunning decor scheme. Everything from their beautiful ceremony arch to the fun succulent favors made a statement and were totally green & gorgeous.

Another fun fact — their wedding day was the groom’s birthday! Talking about having a reason to celebrate. That’s one anniversary I don’t think either of them will EVER forget :) Thanks to Brittany Lauren Photography for sharing this gorgeous day with us! Click to see more of this pretty Portland wedding after the jump!

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