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Beach Weddings in Beaver County

Happy Easter! If you are fortunate enough to be spending the day with family and friends, you are going to be having plenty of conversations about your wedding plans.

Here are ten to the most interesting and helpful wedding articles we found around the web this week.

1. Beach Weddings in Beaver County

“Grab your sandals and your passports ’cause we’re whisking you away to the white sandy beaches of Mexico for this glamorous oceanfront wedding! From the intricate geometric design details inspired by the venue’s architecture to the modern color scheme of marigold, blush, copper, and crème… every moment of this day is wow-worthy!”

This beach-themed inspiration from Style Me Pretty actually took place in Mexico, but we have had quite a few beach weddings right here in Beaver County over the years. If you are thinking beachy, there are tons of tropical inspirations to borrow from here.

2. Seven Top Wedding Dress Trends

Our friends over at WeddingWire are always on the cutting edge of cool, and this week they published their Top 7 Wedding Dress Trends from Bridal Fashion Week in New York.

With photos of everything from “the disco look” to “Meghan Markle look-alikes,” this is where you need to be to see what is going to be trendy in 2019.

3. There’s a Board for That

Keeping track of all of these little details that you might want to include in your big day can be overwhelming, but One Fab Day suggested this simple process using Pinterest boards to track all of your inspirations.

You might think you know how to handle a few Pinterest boards, but this article takes a deep dive into the right and wrong way to utilize the site in your wedding planning.

4. Spring Wedding Inspiration with Urban Flair

“A team of talented vendors created a stylish, elegant and eccentric scene full of colors and gorgeous details that emits all the spring vibes. The shoot was perfectly adorned with beautiful arches, impressive floral designs, unique furniture and tableware that created an incredible result.”

We probably see more beach and rustic themes than anything else, but it is important to explore some of the other options out there, and this spring wedding inspiration from Chic and Stylish Weddings is a stunning example of doing something a little bit different.

5. Choosing Your Wedding Venue

“Nothing is more disappointing than not having your wedding venue come through on your wedding day so we thought to help we would give you a list of 10 Things To Consider When Selecting A Wedding Venue to help get the ball rolling.”

We completely agree with this post from Rustic Wedding Chic, and their list of 10 Things to Consider When Selecting a Wedding Venue is a great starting point for choosing your space.

6. Bohemian Inspiration

“I always knew I wanted a boho/vintage look for my dress. Something about it felt so timeless, elegant, and romantic while pairing really well with the rustic and industrial aspects of our venue.”

If some combination of rustic, vintage, and bohemian is what you find yourself attracted to, you are going to love this fabulous inspiration from Hey Wedding Lady.

7. Dodging Unwanted Wedding Advice

Some people are fortunate enough to have their friends and family give them some space to plan their dream wedding without unsolicited input and unwanted advice…but we’re not sure who those people are, because everyone we know here in the real world has struggled with this.

If you are already aggravated by unwelcome advice and ideas, this post from The Wedding Playbook breaks down 12 ways that you can dodge those well-meaning but aggravating offers to help.

8. Flower Girl Dresses

Everyone loves an adorable flower girl, and this article from Wedding Chicks highlights five beautiful dresses for little ones from Fattiepie. Lots of great inspirations for your little ones here.

9. Flower Girl Behavior

“Since kids can be unpredictable, we’ve compiled a guide of how you can ensure good behavior and a seamless performance from your ring bearers and flower girls on your big day.”

Wedding Bee went even deeper on flower girls and ring bearers this week with this article breaking down tips on getting the best behavior out of them. The advice here ranges from giving them plenty of time to practice to outright bribery.

10. Modern Poem Wedding Readings

“Finding the right wedding readings for your ceremony can be a bear if you don’t know where to look. This is especially so if you’re diverting from traditional and/or religious readings and want something more modern, secular, funny, or all of the above.”

Offbeat Bride is always taking a fresh angle on traditional wedding planning, and this week they published some amazing modern poems that could be worked into any type of wedding ceremony. If you are looking for something a little different to read at your ceremony, this is a great place to start.


How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Invitations

It’s been another amazing week here at “The Wedding Capital of Beaver County,” and we have pulled together ten more excellent articles from around the web that will surely help you, wherever you happen to be in your planning process.

Let’s jump right into it!

1. Choosing Your Invitations

“While it may not seem like the most important detail when you’re checking off a mile-long to-do list, figuring out how to choose your wedding invitations is super-important, as these paper products are the first hint guests will receive of your special day’s style.”

Leading off our roundup this week is this article from WeddingWire that breaks down just about everything you could possibly want to know about wedding invitations. If you are just getting into the planning process, this will be an excellent primer to get you headed in the right direction with your invitations.

2. Who’s Getting Those Invites?

While you are working to create the perfect invitations for your big day, you are also going to be figuring out what the complete guest list is going to look like. Our friends at The Knot had some helpful pointers for getting your guest list right in this article.

3. Pantone’s Color of the Year

Remember when coral was all the rage? Love coral shades and schemes? Then this is going to be the year for you!

Pantone announced that their “color of the year” is going to be “living coral,” and this article from Style Me Pretty put that stunning shade to work in five different ways that you are more than welcome to use as inspiration for your own color scheme.

4. DIY Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes

Finding creative ways to ask your bridesmaids is a trend that has definitely been growing in recent years, and these adorable gift boxes featured on Intimate Weddings are the perfect way to ask your ladies without spending an arm and a leg.

You can copy this idea and do it exactly the way that they suggest, but you could also find a way to tweak it and make it unique to each member of your bridal party.

5. More Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

Speaking of gift ideas for your bridesmaids, Wedding Chicks suggests spreading out a collection of small gifts throughout your planning process. And they have tons of fun ideas featured in this bridesmaid gifts inspiration article.

6. The Perfect Shoes for Your Wedding

Having trouble finding the right shoes to match your stunning wedding dress? This awesome article from Rock My Wedding featured 18 different wedding shoe options that range from classic heels to comfy trainers. The choice is yours, but keep in mind that no one ever said you can’t bring multiple pairs to the party!

7. Chic Pink Inspiration

“Claudia and Steve wanted dainty, delicate details to shine through at their chic pink wedding at Chateau Le Parc. Linens and chairs were selected in pure white for a clean look, while blush pink florals and clear table decor brought a touch of luxury to the theme. Every detail was flawlessly captured by Luminous Weddings for us to admire.”

If chic and pink are in your plans, then you will want to check out the pictures from this chic pink wedding inspiration post on Elegant Wedding.

8. Cocktails & Mocktails

With all of the thought and planning that goes into a typical wedding, we are always surprised at how many guests take note when a custom cocktail is served. If that is something that appeals to your senses, then this list of fun cocktails and mocktails from Offbeat Bride will definitely be in your wheelhouse.

9. Discount Honeymoons

As much as you might be looking forward to the big day, there is nothing quite like the relaxation you’ll feel when it’s all over…especially if you happen to be heading somewhere tropical. The Knot put out a killer list of affordable honeymoon destinations for couples that are trying to keep the post-wedding getaway reasonable.

10. Making Amends With In-Laws

“If you’re on the outs with your in-laws, it can create tricky waters to navigate. While you might be more vocal, open and honest with your own family, communicating with your significant other’s parents might feel more uncomfortable or more distant. Rest assured, it is absolutely possible to amend any issues or discrepancies you might be having in time for your big day.”

Frustrations with in-laws are far more common than you think, so you are definitely not alone if you are struggling with something along those lines. This WeddingWire article breaks down some outstanding conflict resolution strategies you might want to try.


Wedding Photography Trends for 2019

1. Wedding Photography Trends for 2019

“Finding the right photographer is arguably one of the most significant aspects of hiring your vendor team. You want a photographer whose work resonates with your style, along with images you’ll want to share on social media and treasure in albums for many years to come.”

In order to get the right pictures, you have to have the right photographer. WeddingWire combines both factors in this fun look at some of the hottest photography trends of 2019.

2. Engagement Photo Fun

100 Layer Cake was also in on photography this week, but they chose to focus on engagement photos. This article combines a look at one specific photo session with some general concepts that any can use to enhance their engagement photos.

3. Vintage Wedding Inspiration

If you are considering going with a vintage theme, you’ll be able to find plenty of inspiration in this stunning wedding featured on Every Last Detail. Everything about this wedding was done right, but our favorite detail was that wooden door backdrop, which you could totally steal for your big day.

4. What Do Your Flowers Mean?

Some people pick the flowers for their wedding based on looks and colors. Other people want something a little bit deeper. The Knot took a deep dive into the symbolic meaning of a wide range of common flower choices that you definitely won’t want to miss.

5. Alternative Guest Book Ideas

Everyone wants their wedding to have a couple of things that stand out as different and memorable, and the guest book is one of the best places to do something a little bit different. Rock My Wedding has some great ideas in that department featured in their Alternative Guest Book Ideas article.

6. Interviewing Your Wedding Vendors

We’re heading back to WeddingWire for a second time this week because they also put out an excellent guide to selecting your wedding vendors. The article breaks down six different areas where you should be comparing to make sure that you are choosing the right vendors for your big day.

7. Choosing Your Wedding Venue

“But before you start Insta crushing on venues and telling people where you NEED to get married, it’s smart to have a meeting – a few glasses of wine and Netflix (on low volume) in the background can’t hurt, either – with your S.O. to at least put together some preliminary questions for all of the venues you’ll visit, and, even more importantly, to align on your individual preferences for the day.”

This article from Wedding Chicks has a great list of questions you should be asking when comparing venues. (We think we stack up pretty well :-p)

8. Ramping Up Your Wedding Website

Wedding websites are incredibly popular this year, and with places like WeddingWire and The Knot making it easier than ever, there really is no reason not to have one. This post from Style Me Pretty highlights some of the most helpful functions you can add to your site from your guests perspective.

9. Leaning Tower of Scones

We’re all about the cookie tables here in Western PA, but scones are a popular alternative over in England. This lovely English wedding featured a huge tower of scones and berries that could be replicated here in place of a cake or cookies if you were looking for something unique.

10. Groomsmen Gifts

“When it comes to picking out gifts, men can be difficult to shop for. This includes the men that you’ve selected to be your groomsmen, and they are the people you know the best amongst your friends. Whether you decide to get the same gift for everyone or give individual gifts, these eight gifts are guaranteed to be something they will never forget.”

Amen. Check out this list of eight simple groomsmen gifts from Wedding for $1000 and you can cross that off your planning schedule right away.


Wedding Dress Trends for 2019

Here’s our weekly roundup of the best of the best wedding-related articles this week.

1. Say Yes to the Trends

With pictures of everything from mock turtle neck dresses to ones with built-in pockets, The Knot knows exactly what types of looks are going to be popular in 2019. You might not want to commit to some of these big trends now, but you’ll definitely want to know about them as you plan your big day.

2. You Mean That’s Not True?

“It’s a funny thing how many people who are DIYing their weddings always end up spending more money than they thought they would. It just doesn’t look like it because it’s in small increments here and there.”

Every Last Detail with an informative look at the many myths of wedding planning.

3. Put a Ring on it!

Style Me Pretty published a fantastic primer on ring buying that includes everything from “the four C’s” to the basics of bands. If you haven’t purchased your rings yet, this is a must-read piece for sure!

4. The Big Fat Vintage Wedding

“Any Pride and Prejudice fans reading today? Our friends at The Big Fake Wedding took on Cincinnati last month, and their 2019 iteration was all about merging timelessness and modernity in a wedding design inspired by the Jane Austen classic. Think vintage-inspired details, a hint of nostalgia, and embracing traditions in fresh ways.”

We love checking out pictures of actual weddings, and this vintage look wedding is a perfect inspiration for anyone thinking about going that route this year.

5. Budget Calculus

Your budget is going to impact just about every decision you make while planning for your special day. With that in mind, Wedding for $1000 put together a list of hidden expenses that you might not have considered just yet.

If avoiding some of these hidden costs can save you a few bucks, that’s more that you’ll have to spend on the things that actually matter, right?