Dance a Little Closer: Slow Songs that are Perfect for Canoodling

A solid dance party makes for a good wedding, but there’s no shame in the slow-dance game, either. Choosing the right tunes to snuggle up and sway with your honey can be a little tough, especially if you’re intent on incorporating a solid mix of slow and upbeat during your wedding. But, being the diligent and dedicated bloggers we are, we’ve done the legwork and rounded up 30 beautiful songs you can slow dance to during your wedding. Whether they’re used for your first dance, last dance or any dance in between, these songs will likely bring out the sappy romantic side in everyone at your celebration. From du-wop to rock classics to beautiful piano ballads by contemporary artists, there’s a huge range of swoonworthy songs on this list … plus a few stellar gems for you ’90s kids.

Amy and Erin Coffeehouse Wedding First Dance | Photography by Brett Alison Photography

Photo: Brett Alison Photography

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How to Make Your Wedding Business LGBTQ-Friendly

Halls of Ivy Workshop | Photography by Alexis June Weddings“How can I make my business more LGBTQ-friendly?”

This is a question I get asked multiple times a week and the answer is much more complicated than just being open to working with same-sex couples. It’s about being knowledgeable in language and etiquette and marketing yourself in an equality-minded manner in order to be inclusive toward gay, lesbian, transgender and queer couples.  (more…)

Dream Team: Kick Off Football Season with Team-Themed Wedding Accessories


With both college and pro football kicking off within the next couple of weeks, it’s time to get your game face on and cheer on your favorite gridiron team. But don’t think for a second that you have to put your team pride on the bench for your wedding day — there are plenty of ways to incorporate your alma mater or professional favorites into your nuptials. From cufflinks to presents for your pals to  cake toppers to all-out fun photo booth props, team spirit can be alive and well no matter where you say “I Do.” We rounded up three touchdowns worth of cool, fun and spirited football goodies for your wedding day.

Food and Drink

Toast to your love with etched champagne flutes while keeping in mind that you’re a house divided when it comes to the gridiron. Carry around your own secret stash of hooch or gift your crew with their own engraved vessel. Everyone loves a beer koozie — even better when it’s got glitter, is personalized and boasts your team colors. A customizable silhouette cake topper is both classy and fun.

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15 Ceremony Backdrops We’re Swooning Over


No matter how gorgeous the wedding venue, a well-executed ceremony backdrop can add a whole ‘nother level of amazing to your big day. From simple and easy — and totes DIY-able — streamers or paper pinwheels to elaborate floral designs and so much in between, these backdrops will leave you wiping drool off your keyboard.

Fabric

pink-backyard-handmade-wedding-Clewell-Photography-Glamour-Grace-11Pink Backyard Wedding featured on Glamour and Grace

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Freedom to Love-Inspired Styled Shoot


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Inspired by this summer’s Supreme Court marriage equality ruling, this talented Southern California team of creatives dreamt up an inspiration shoot filled with unique details, from a striped wedding dress (yes!) to a ladder altar and denim textiles.

Amy Millard Design + Photography captured the gorgeous vignettes expertly created by Simply Elegant Weddings at the stunning Bradford Ranch just outside of San Diego.  (more…)

Saturday Shopping: Warm Up, Get Cooking and Stay Impossibly Cool


Being that one of our many passions is making your wedding plans sail along smoothly, seamlessly and in style, our weekly series will keep you in the loop with our latest product crushes plus all the best online promotions and discounts! This weekend, beef up your winter wardrobe, stew over a good dinner made in chic enamelware and keep your cool while looking cool.

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Fall is right around the corner (much to my summer-lovin’ chagrin), which means it’s a great time to stock up on your cool-weather must-haves. (more…)

Lauren and Brandon’s Fall Sunset Engagement Shoot

fall-field-engagement-shoot-by-grace-hill-photographyFall is right around the corner and, I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for pumpkin spice lattes, decorative gourds and crisp weather. We might have a few weeks to go but this lovely engagement session from Grace Hill Photography is currently filling the void with gorgeous autumnal colors, cozy sweaters and a love that radiates as much as the setting sun. (more…)

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