Natural History Museum Wedding: Jen + Eric

by Jen via Real Weddings | Green Wedding Shoes Wedding Blog | Wedding ...
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It's hard to imagine a more amazing backdrop for a wedding reception than LA's very own Natural History Museum! Jen + Eric took advantage of the setting with a big, fun celebration full of incredible details + beautiful A-line wedding dresses + meaningful moments. I love how they were able to bring bits of the environment into the tablescapes in the form of nature-filled shadowboxes, dinosaur figurines + awesome found objects! And the textural, overgrown florals by Primary Petals are so crazy pretty! Here's a bit more from the lovely bride:

We knew in order to enjoy our day fully, we had to make it a 2 day affair! We had our ceremony on a Thursday at the Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes with 50 of our closest friends and family, with a celebration dinner after. Friday was spent relaxing by the pool at Terranea. Saturday was the reception at The Natural History Museum in LA. It included about 170 people and was more of a cocktail party feel. I have been in a lot of weddings, so I had plenty of time and experience to figure out exactly what I wanted. We had a destination wedding feel in our own city! Eric's family was coming in from Illinois and Ohio, so we didn't want just 5 minutes to spend with them at a reception. We basically got an entire weekend with family and friends. From the Converse groom's cake, to Neon Nation - our AMAZING 80′s band, the whole weekend was SO us.

Thank you to Victor Sizemore for the gorgeous images + Kristeen LaBrot Events for the beautiful event design. And big congrats to the happy couple - we wish you all the best! Read the full post ...

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Take One Summer Scorcher

by Lolly via Rock My Wedding
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I'm hot and I don't mean in a kick-ass, lip-pouting, boys-eat-your-heart-out kinda way. I mean in a slightly clammy, I can't be bothered to do anything with my hair, I only want to wear a bikini state of affairs.

Don't get me wrong I LOVE the heat and I'm also tickled by the fact that our fickle meteorologists are calling the current weather situation 'a heatwave'. Funny, back when I was a wee one, this would just be a standard summer but perhaps that's the mind playing tricks on me.

Any bride marrying in either June, July or August dreams of being blessed with glorious weather - I mean you don't pay a premium for marrying at the peak of summer for nothing you know - but I think even the lucky couples of the last few weeks will be amazed at their own good fortune.

And so in homage to the sunshine, to the scorching days and the balmy nights, we've decided to dedicate this week to all things summer - a 'Summer Scorcher' themed week if you will.

To kick things off it seemed fitting to share an inspiration post with you - designed with the intention of helping you gorgeous lot with making your guests as comfortable as possible when things are HOT HOT HOT on your big day.  Read full post here.


Sincerity Bridal 2014 collection

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To finish off your incredible big day outfit, team your glamorous gown with some sparkly hair accessories that will really shine as you walk down the aisle. If you're planning to wear a veil on your big day, make it fingertip-length and have it embellished with crystals, so they twinkle in the sunshine. Work your theme around your gown and go for a classic all-white wedding theme or add a splash of colour to your look with a bouquet of ravishing red roses.

For more information about Sincerity Bridal and to find your nearest stockist, please visit their website. If you want some more great ideas for your big day gown, why not visit our Wedding Dress Collections section for more heavenly bridal inspiration? Full post here ...

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I collect and show the exciting monments of bridals. Wearing beautiful wedding dresses, stand with forever yours bridesmaids, love, laughter and tears. Most of the styles are relaxed, natural and creative. My stories are collections of other websites, magazine and stores. If u are a bride-to-be, some stores you may got interested, check out bridesmaid dresses uk and purple bridesmaid dresses (one of the most popular 2013 dresse colors)