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Summer’s almost here, and as such, so is primetime wedding season! We feel for all the brides (and grooms) out there who are running the last-minute errands on their to-do lists! One of the many 11th-hour items on any couple’s agenda is making a decision on the cake. Our friends at SnapKnot provided us with some of their favorite cake shots for inspiration (plus a couple of cookies and pies, for the less-traditional path). Just look at all the different ways to incorporate a sweet treat into your wedding!

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A pop of pink peonies and some subtle sequins highlight this cake’s feminine theme. Photos by: Thompson Pictures

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These little love birds are adorable and romantic, and the script in white icing is a clever way to add texture. Photo by: MoHa Photography

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Elegance takes center stage with this cake, which conjures up the concept of cherry blossoms coming into bloom. Photo by: Liz Caruana Weddings

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Sophistication and simplicity allow this cheeky cake-topper to shine. Photo by: Sherri J Photography

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Classic and romantic, this shot captures a small but stunning wedding cake. Photo by: Palm Beach Photography

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Presentation is everything, and this scene shows how the rustic display draws attention, leaving guests salivating for cake time. Photo by: Blume Photography

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Who says the sweets must be limited to cake? This shot shows that cookies can be a cute alternative. Photo by: Creatrix Photography

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The devil’s in the details of this colorful cake, with vibrant flowers and a braided chocolate mousse ribbon on a layered confection. Photo by: Creatrix Photography

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Let them eat…mini-pies and pudding! These treats prove that when it comes to dessert, anything goes. Photo by: Creatrix Photography

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With lace-like details and a pearl-esque ribbon, this cake gives the wedding gown a run for its money. Photo by: The Story Telling Experience

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Why not do a dessert buffet? This display shows that by allowing guests to help themselves, you can offer a little something for everyone. Photo by: Sherri J Photography

Our friends at Rustic Wedding Chic share how to style a coastal rustic wedding for your own bridal look and your ‘maids.

Set sail with your guests as you take off on one of life greatest adventures: your wedding! Whether you are planning to say “I do” in a tropical setting, at a beachside affair or on the shores of your favorite lake, our three carefully curated looks will help set you in the right direction.

Donna Morgan ‘Laura’ dress | real wedding photo by Glass Jar Photography via Rustic Wedding Chic | ML Monique Lhuillier bridesmaid dress

Ted Baker London Fit & Flare Dress | Miu Miu Nautical Stripe Pump | real wedding photo by AMW Studios via Rustic Wedding Chic | Jenny Yoo ‘Isabel’ bridesmaid dress

Olia Zavozina Lace Wedding Dress | TOMS Classic Crocheted Shoes | real wedding photo by Blue Colibri via Rustic Wedding Chic | Alex Woo Pendant Necklace | kate spade new york clutch

 Love this style? Check out our Rustic Wedding Ideas Pinterest board for more inspiration!

Today, we’re excited to bring you a guest post from our newest collaborator, Rustic Wedding Chic!

When thinking of hosting a rustic wedding, it is important to remember that you don’t have to skip the glamour just because you are selecting a rustic location. Venues like barns, vineyards, farms and lodges are beautiful backdrops for a rustic chic wedding, and they work perfectly with more dressed-up looks—for both the bride and the bridesmaids—for a one-of-a-kind event!


Anne Barge ‘Emmanuelle’ Wedding Dress | Whichgoose ‘Nymph’ Crown | kate spade new york ‘secret garden’ stud earrings | flowers & venue photo by: Robin Jolin Photography via from Rustic Wedding Chic


Jenny Yoo ‘Gigi’ Ruffled Bridesmaid Dress | Lauren Ralph Lauren Beaded Earrings | Ivanka Trump ‘Anita’ Sandals | Nadri CZ Cluster Necklace | flowers photo by Robin Jolin Photography via Rustic Wedding Chic


Adrianna Papell Dot Bridesmaid Dress | Pelle Moda ‘Gretel’ Sandals | Lauren Ralph Lauren Hoop Earrings | Guinevere Statement Necklace | cake photo by Robin Jolin Photography via Rustic Wedding Chic

 Love this style? Check out our Rustic Wedding Ideas Pinterest board for more inspiration!

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Cold? Yes. But fun, beautiful and memorable as well? Yes!

With help from our photographer friends at Snapknot, we’ve compiled these snowy scenes to help inspire your winter wedding photos. Put on your boots, get outside and take advantage of the weather on your big day! A winter wonderland is so romantic–and a beautiful backdrop for a white dress.

(P.S. Thinking you may need a jacket or sweater to brave the elements like this? Check out our post on our favorite wedding cover-ups!)

Head over to SnapKnot to search for a wedding photographer who fits within your location, budget and style. Plus, find more image inspiration from their hundreds of portfolios!

Images by: Jeff Reeder Photography, Jerome Pollos Photography, Onsite Minnesota Photography, Brittany Gerth Photography, Anna Michalska Photography, A Day of Bliss Photography

Saukok Tiampo of REVEL shares a twist on the typical winter wedding color palette. We love her fresh ideas!

Today’s Evergreen + Teal wedding inspiration combines modern glamour with a touch of rustic holiday elegance! This lace mermaid wedding gown is classic and sophisticated, and bold teal pumps add a wintry pop of color. Evergreen details and deep teal hues complete the look of an unexpected winter wonderland for your Big Day!

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Menbur Bow Pump | Hayley Paige ‘Cricket’ Wedding Dress | Donna Morgan ‘Morgan’ Bridesmaid Dress | kate spade new york drop earrings

For more collages in unique color combinations, head over to REVEL!

Saukok Tiampo, regular guest contributor from REVEL, offers glam wedding ideas in a fresh color palette.

Today’s Art Deco Blush + Gold wedding inspiration is full of romance with a Great Gatsby twist! Keep your flowers classic in hues of blush and cream while your ‘maids don vintage-inspired gowns. Art Deco touches like earrings and signage bring a luxe vibe, but keep things from looking like a theme party.

Natasha Couture Art Deco Fan Earrings | ML Monique Lhuillier Tulle Trumpet Dress | Adrianna Papell Sequin Blouson Gown

For more wedding palette inspiration (we’re talking color boards galore!) head on over to REVEL!

‘Til next time,
Saukok

Today at Lover.ly, we’re frolicking deep into the woods with whimsical, woodland-inspired wedding decor. This cozy theme is all about nature—with a little bit of glam thrown in for good measure, of course. Imagine saying, “I do” underneath a blanket of stars and twinkling lights, surrounded by vibrant purple wildflowers, mossy tablescapes and wooden details… makes us want to curl up by a crackling fire with our sweetie. Who knew the Great Outdoors could be such a magical place?

Go into the woods with these picks from the Wedding Suite:

Whichgoose Baby’s Breath Crown | Collection XIIX Metallic ScarfKendra Scott ‘Danielle’ Earrings | Ted Baker London ‘Jones’ Suit | Ivy & Blu for Maggy Boutique Dress  | Pelle Moda ‘Alera’ Pump | Viktor & Rolf ‘Flowerbomb Eau Extreme’ Perfume | Rosa Clará ‘Belleza’ Gown

XO,

The Lover.ly Team

Inspiration images via Lover.ly

Photo by: Harwell Photo on Southern Weddings via Lover.ly | Photo by: Rachel Peters Photography on Every Last Detail via Lover.ly | Photo by: The Nichols on Southern Weddings via Lover.ly | Photo by: Kacy Kizer Photography on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly | Photo by: Sarah Yates on Inspired by This via Lover.ly | Photo by: A Bryan Photo on Snippet & Ink via Lover.ly | Photo by: Lisa Lefkowitz on Inspired by This via Lover.ly | Photo by: Brienne Poole on Wedding Chicks via Lover.ly | Photo by: Sandy Aichner on Lani Blue Stationery via Lover.ly | Photo by: Simply Jessie Photography on Bridal Musings via Lover.ly

On the day after a big event—say, oh, a wedding—it’s only natural to want to see pictures right away. While your professional photographer will take a few weeks to process images, you know your guests had their phones and cameras out all night, snapping away! You can start texting or e-mailing, asking people to send photos so you can relive the experience. Or you can prepare ahead of time and use the easy way: Capsule.

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This is the kind of moment you want to see—make it easy for your friends to share the photo with you.

Capsule lets guests instantly add digital photos to an album you set up, so all of your wedding photos are in one place, automatically. Users can either add photos from a mobile device through the CapsuleCam app, upload to the web version from a computer or pull in Instagram photos using a specific hashtag. Easy and quick!

You control who sees the photos using a code specific to your album. Just let your guests know the code (put it on a sign, add it to a program, link to it from your wedding website or use Capsule’s custom cards). Friends and family can make comments, share images on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, and even order prints through the Capsule Marketplace.

Right now, Capsule is holding a Pinterest contest for a chance to win an iPad Mini! Think about your favorite color schemes, a DIY project, a creative cake or your dream Nordstrom wedding dress and build your board. Visit the Capsule blog for more information and start pinning away.

 

Last month, our friends at mywedding.com inspired us with two wedding-worthy hair how-to videos. Now we’re moving into another hot wedding subject: table decor!

We know this can be a stressful task for many brides who don’t feel confident in their DIY skills or creativity. That’s why we love this mywedding video! In just 2 minutes, five different tablescape themes come to life: big blooms and books; vintage plates and vases; earthy succulents and wood; rustic antlers and lanterns; and quirky lemons and picnic patterns. Each style is distinct, yet simple!

For more tablescape inspiration, check out our Pinterest board The Wedding Table.

Forget basic curls or the fall-back bun. Our friends from mywedding.com—wedding planning site extraordinaire—are here to share two unique, modern hair style ideas worthy of the big day. Before you finalize your bridal style and hair accessories, you’ll want to check these out!

Not only do we get to see the styles, but with these handy videos, we actually get to watch the step-by-step process of how a professional stylist creates each look. The steps are quick and easy to follow–take them to your hair stylist or even have a friend help you. Just remember, a crazy amount of bobby pins and hairspray are must-haves!

Boho Braids: Adorn this style with a floral wreath or sparkly headband. Or, add a few sparkly hair pins for some extra bling.

Tousled Twist: Top this ‘do with a traditional or birdcage veil during the ceremony. Or, add a vintage-inspired hair comb.

Find more hair inspiration on mywedding.com—and at the same time, build your wedding website, search for vendors, and even plan your honeymoon…it’s all in one place!