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Team at Colby Falls by Wedgewood Weddings in Gilbert, Arizona

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Team Spotlight: Meet Ariel at Colby Falls!

Meet Ariel, an expert planner at beautiful Colby Falls in Gilbert, Arizona. Ariel brings over five years of hospitality expertise to her event coordination and planning roles, along with a Bachelor’s degree focused specifically on event planning. We sat down with Ariel to discuss her rewarding...

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The Wedgewood Weddings Advantage: Your Comprehensive Guide to a Stress-Free Wedding Journey

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Your Guide to a Stress-Free Wedding Journey

When it comes to planning a wedding, the expectations are sky-high. That's why our team at Wedgewood Weddings are committed to exceeding those expectations. With our unique venues, transparent pricing, and dedicated team, we aim to make your wedding a truly special experience.The venue sets the...

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A New Chapter for Abbey Catering

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Abbey Catering: Where Culinary Excellence Meets Amazing Moments

We're thrilled to announce a new partnership to add even more sparkle to our offerings. Abbey Catering & Event Design, a renowned San Diego catering company, is now part of the Wedgewood Weddings & Events family! This means even more incredible event choices for you, all crafted with the extras you...

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With an incredible forest locale at The Pines in Golden a multi-stop venue tour will open your eyes to the endless possibilities in Colorado.

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Rocky Mountain Weddings: 'Golden' Charm

Want breathtaking landscapes for your special day? Let's take a virtual tour of Golden, Colorado. This captivating city holds a well-kept secret: it's one of the most unique locations to tie the knot in the Rocky Mountains. Discover why Golden should be the backdrop for your wedding.

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April + Jakkree: San Francisco Summer Soiree

San Francisco offers a dreamlike setting for couples to say their "I dos." With its iconic landmarks and breathtaking waterfront views, this vibrant city sets the stage for an unforgettable celebration of love. April and Jakkree's summer reception at Log Cabin by Wedgewood Weddings was an absolute...

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Dog ring bearer in the snow at Boulder Creek by Wedgewood Weddings

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How to Include Your Dog in Your Wedding

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! If you're reading this, it's likely because you're a proud pet parent and you're considering including your furry friend in your special day. As a seasoned wedding planner with a penchant for pups, we've got the inside scoop on how to make this experience...

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The Pines by Wedgewood Weddings, a charming wedding venue delightfully in tune with the lush forest that surrounds it.

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Celebrate Love in Colorado's Picturesque Pine Forest

The Pines is a wedding venue that embodies the picturesque allure of Colorado's stunning natural beauty. As you weave through the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, you're greeted by majestic, snow-capped peaks and your destination - The Pines by Wedgewood Weddings, a charming wedding venue...

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Say I Do with a Blue Ocean View: La Jolla Weddings

La Jolla has mastered the art of combining natural beauty with elegance, offering sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean, palm-tree-lined streets, and intriguing architectural landscapes. And its allure extends beyond the aesthetic. La Jolla has been a popular wedding destination for decades, owing...

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The Ultimate Wedding Shot List: A Photography Guide

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Ultimate Wedding Shot List: Photography Guide

You've put an incredible amount of work into planning your wedding. So, you obviously want to capture it in the best way possible. And while you trust your photographer, it's always smart to map out the pictures you especially want of your wedding. Creating a shot list and sharing a checklist of...

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Ceremony with bold flowers - La Jolla Cove Rooftop by Wedgewood Weddings

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Aim High: La Jolla Cove Rooftop

As you exchange vows on a rooftop, with the vast sky above and the world below, it can feel as though you're on top of the world - and in that moment, you truly are. Get swept off your feet by our oceanside rooftop venue: La Jolla Cove Rooftop!

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Your Sustainable, Eco-Conscious Wedding Guide

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Your Sustainable, Eco-Conscious Wedding Guide

Your wedding will be the most wonderful day of your life, but it’s also an opportunity to apply sustainable and eco-friendly practices just as you do in everyday life. There are so many great opportunities to add green credentials to your travel, food & decor decisions so that you avoid a hefty...

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Say 'I Do' in Scituate: A Guide to Wedding Planning in a Historic Town

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Scituate: Where Coastal Charm Meets Irish Heritage

Planning your wedding in Scituate is the definition of uncovering a hidden gem; just a half hour south of Boston, this beachside town is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Scituate is ideal for a weekend escape and so much more. Let's explore more of this gorgeous and historical...

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Wedding Bliss Begins at Winchester Estate | Wedgewood Weddings

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Wedding Bliss Begins at Winchester Estate

Welcome to Winchester Estate! Located in the charming town of Meadow Vista, California, this wedding venue effortlessly blends sophistication with a laid-back vibe that feels just right.

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More To Love: Two New Massachusetts Venues

At Wedgewood Weddings & Events, we proudly announce expanding our venue portfolio into New England. Adding two new Massachusetts venues - the rustic and charming Fern Hill Barn in Spencer and the historic harbor-side Barker House in Scituate - brings more options to couples in the region looking to...

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Raelyn & Mitch: Spring Splendor in AZ

With beautiful weather and sunny skies, there are few things better than a spring day in Arizona. Raelyn and Mitch picked a perfect day to tie the knot at Stonebridge Manor by Wedgewood Weddings. Ready for a fairytale event? Stonebridge Manor is a true oasis in the middle of the desert, and Mitch...

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Cuvier Club: Romance Awaits at La Jolla's coastal wedding venue

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Romance Awaits at La Jolla's Cuvier Club

Sophistication meets romance in La Jolla, California, at the distinguished Cuvier Club, a SoCal event venue bringing gorgeous weddings to the Pacific Coast. If you're eager for a wedding venue with a seaside ceremony site, an inviting open-air courtyard, and an expansive grand hall for dinner and...

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Desert Delight: Katie & Shad's Stonebridge Manor Wedding

Katie and Shad's gorgeous winter wedding at Stonebridge Manor was filled with sunny skies, moody colors, and lots of love. Katie and Shad first met back in 2018, so this incredible day was a long time coming! Katie joked:

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Honeymoon Hot Spots

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10 Honeymoon Hot Spots (& Why You Should Go)

It's never too early to start planning your perfect honeymoon vacation. Whether you and your partner want a romantic beach getaway, an adventure in the mountains, or something in between, we’ve put together a list of honeymoon locations that are fun, budget-friendly, and offer all-inclusive...

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Husband and Wife walking in the sandy beaches of San Diego CA

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Coastal Romance: Tying The Knot In La Jolla, CA

Welcome to the stunning city of La Jolla, a fantastic destination for weddings and a haven of endless possibilities. Set along the picturesque California coastline, this captivating city offers a remarkable blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and an array of attractions, making it an ideal...

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Alex & Nicole: A Golden (Gate) Celebration

What's better than tying the knot with the love of your life? How about doing it in front of the Golden Gate Bridge? San Francisco is one of the most popular wedding destinations in the United States and for good reason. With its world-famous scenic beauty, mild climate, cultural diversity, and...

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Honoring Family Legacy During Engagement Season

As the nation gears up for the most popular engagement dates of the year, Wedgewood Weddings & Events celebrates its rich family heritage under the stewardship of the Zaruka family. Founded in 1986 by John and Linda Zaruka, and now led by their son Bill, the company has become a beacon of love and...

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Plan Your Warehouse Wedding at Croft Downtown

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Enjoy Industrial Charm at Croft Downtown

Downtown Phoenix is home to a rich history, a vibrant art scene, and a growing metropolis full of dynamic architecture, old and new. Within this sprawling urban center is Croft Downtown, an industrial warehouse venue complete with brick walls, wood-truss ceilings, and chic touches for a...

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13 Relationship Strengthening Activities

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13 Couple-Centric Bonding Ideas

Looking for couple's activities to strengthen your relationship? We've got 13 ideas right here! Many people dream of the day they meet "the one" and hope that they'll fall in love, get married, and live happily ever after with their perfect partner. In reality, the best relationships happen when...

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Let the team at Wedgewood Weddings handled the logistics of wedding planning

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Win Back Your Time: Wedding Planning Made Easy

Time is precious—especially for couples planning a wedding. On the one hand, you want to explore all your options and possibilities. Conversely, you want to savor your engagement and enjoy the little moments with your partner. Netflix and chill when you're engaged? It's a whole new experience! ...

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A couple at Danza Del Sol Winery by Wedgewood Weddings

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Pairing Love with Vino: SoCal Winery Venues

Let's talk about the best winery wedding venues in Southern California. Did you know that SoCal's wine industry is industry is the fastest growing and, overall, California harvests 3.7mm grapes per year? You know what that means: winery wedding venues are gonna be more popular than ever. Why wait...

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An outdoor ceremony at Log Cabin by Wedgewood Weddings at the Presidio - with views of the Golden Gate Bridge

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Love in the City: San Francisco's Best Wedding Venues

San Francisco is known for its stunning architecture, breathtaking views, and vibrant culture, making it a desirable destination for couples planning their wedding. With its unique blend of urban energy and natural beauty, the city presents an array of wedding venues that cater to diverse tastes...

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Wedding Bar & Beverage Terminology Explained

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Wedding Bar & Beverage Terminology Explained

For many people, the bar at their wedding reception is critical. Today, we explain bar terminology and etiquette, while also providing ballpark facts so you can make informed decisions. Many couples allocate at least 20% of their total wedding budget to make sure guests and the wedding party have...

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Non-Traditional Save the Date Ideas | Wedgewood Weddings

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20 Unique & Affordable Save the Date Ideas

It's time to talk about exciting pre-wedding announcements, the Save the Dates. While traditional ones are always a safe bet, wouldn't it be fantastic to mix things up a little? Give your guests a taste of the fun and unique day you've got planned with Save the Dates that are as fun and quirky as...

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Make Your Wedding a Downtown Phoenix Affair

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Make Your Wedding a Downtown Phoenix Affair

Searching for a unique and memorable wedding destination? Downtown Phoenix should be top of your list! This vibrant urban area blends character, style, and excitement to impress you and your guests. One of the most significant advantages of choosing downtown Phoenix for your wedding is the variety...

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Two grooms at sunset

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Nearlyweds: A New Term for a New Era

We believe that the diversity of love should be mirrored in the language of our industry. We proudly took the initiative to encourage inclusivity by coining the term "nearlywed" back in 2019, and we've continued making changes to help everyone continue to feel welcome and included when they...

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Secluded Splendor at Winchester Estate

Are you looking for a scenic outdoorsy locale to tie the knot in Sacramento or Placer counties? We recommend checking out the picturesque and peaceful town of Meadow Vista. Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, it's about 40 miles from Sacramento and 75 miles from iconic Lake Tahoe, making it a...

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Love Blooms: A Romantic Earth Day Wedding In Arizona

As two nature enthusiasts, Earth Day couldn't be a more fitting occasion for Macie and William to celebrate their love. Their stunning Earth Day wedding at Stonebridge Manor was filled with sunny skies, lawn games, and tacos! The couple shared why they felt Stonebridge Manor was a fantastic...

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Madi and Nick's first kiss as husband and wife

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Hofmann Ranch Romance: Rustic Meets Elegant In Texas

Not many couples can say that they’ve known each other since kindergarten, but Madi and Nick share a very special love story. They recently celebrated their union at Hofmann Ranch on a gorgeous sunlit day, surrounded by their cherished friends and family. Madi shared how this day came to be:

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Bride and Groom Posing Under Willow Tree | Stonetree Estate by Wedgewood Weddings

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Wedding Photo Q&A: Make A Perfect Impression

Get all the information you need about wedding photography from Aaron, owner of A Perfect Impression, the Bay Area's leading photography business. Aaron founded the company back in the early 2000's after working as a one-man photographer from his teenage years and through college. Nowadays, the...

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Wedding party in front of industrial brick wall in downtown Phoenix

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Unlocking Urban Elegance: A New Era at Croft Downtown

Exciting news - we have taken over operations atCroft Downtown, a popular urban chic wedding venue in downtown Phoenix! Croft Downtown is a beloved destination for couples in search of a unique and stylish wedding venue. With its industrial aesthetic and versatile event spaces, Croft Downtown has...

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Unforgettable Weddings at Hiddenbrooke Hills | Wedgewood Weddings

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Stunning Weddings at Hiddenbrooke Hills

Hiddenbrooke Hills by Wedgewood Weddings in Vallejo, California, is a unique and stunning venue for your wedding celebration. Its timeless beauty and modern amenities provide the ideal backdrop for creating unforgettable memories on your special day.

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Planning Your LGBTQ+ Wedding

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Planning Your LGBTQ+ Wedding

Thanks to the landmark (and long overdue) Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage in 2015, LGBTQ+ weddings are now legal in all 50 states. Planning an inclusive wedding is exactly the same as a traditional wedding–unless you want it to be different! Wedding planning is full of exciting,...

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Say 'I Do' in the Grand Pikes Peak Region | Wedgewood Weddings Blog

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Love on the Range: Say 'I Do' in Colorado Springs

Colorado is home to many spectacular and natural wonders, from the famous Rocky Mountains to the Garden of the Gods, there is so much to explore in this adventurous state; this is also a big part of what our couples love about marrying in the Pikes Peak Region. As home to both Black Forest in...

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The Language of Love: Exploring the Five Love Languages in Marriage

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Marriage & The Five Love Languages

In today's dynamic world, where relationships often face the test of time and change, understanding love becomes paramount. Enter the language of love – a concept that promises to illuminate the many shades of affection and provide couples with the tools to strengthen their relationship. Couples...

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Elegant outdoor reception at Croft Downtown

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Classy and Elegant Tablescape Ideas

There are many details to plan and coordinate when it comes to your big day, especially your wedding reception. After the ceremony, your wedding reception is a time to eat, party, and bond with your family and friends. An essential part of your celebration is your reception tablescape and décor....

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Server carrying tray of champagne glasses

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Wedding Tipping Guide: Who To Tip And How Much

From the hair and makeup artist who gets you ready in the morning, to the DJ playing your favorite tunes late into the night, who exactly should you tip? And how much should you tip? We're here to provide much-needed tipping clarity. This wedding tipping guide outlines who to tip and how much to...

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Bridal Makeup 101: Celebrity Makeup Artists Share their Tips

As the bride, all eyes will be on you, and you deserve to look and feel like the absolute best version of yourself. Your wedding makeup is pivotal in creating the ideal bridal look that enhances your natural features and reflects your style.

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Wedding Snack Options

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Wedding Snack Options

Extend your party by bringing out more of your favorite foods. Popular wedding snack ideas include a street taco or nacho bar, tater tot or soft pretzel station, sweet waffles, and S'mores. . .

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5 Signs You're Ready to Pop the Question

If you're reading this, you're likely contemplating taking your relationship to the next level. As you embark on this journey, let's explore five signs that indicate you're ready to transition from dating to engagement. So, grab a cup of joe, and let's dive in!

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Trendy & Memorable Unity Ceremony Ideas For Your Wedding | Wedgewood Weddings

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Trendy & Memorable Unity Ceremony Ideas

For many years couples have lit candles, combined sands, walked in circles, or jumped over brooms to declare their love and devotion to their significant other. Whether you choose a more minimal or decadent style for your wedding, a unity ceremony is a wonderful way to infuse some personality and ...

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Bride and groom kissing in snow in front of Boulder mountains - Boulder Creek by Wedgewood Weddings

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Snow in Love: A Winter Wedding in Boulder

Texas natives Jessica and Aaron moved their romance to the mountains of Colorado, eager to start their new life together with a winter wedding with snow in Boulder. Aaron even popped the question on their move-in day, which was a touching way to start their new chapter in Colorado. When Jessica and...

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How to Write Your Wedding Vows

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How to Write Your Wedding Vows

Getting married means more than just exchanging rings, it’s a promise to spend the rest of your lives together. Your wedding vows are the perfect opportunity to declare these promises and make sure your partner knows exactly what they mean to you. That’s why writing your own vows will be worth it,...

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Make a splash with a colorful, bold wedding dress.

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Why You Should Choose A Vibrant Wedding Gown

In today's world, brides are embracing their power to redefine traditions and make audacious choices. A colorful wedding dress is more than just a trend; it's a statement that's lighting up aisles everywhere. If you're contemplating a departure from the classic white, consider this your go-to guide...

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15 Expert Tips To Make Wedding Planning Feel Easy

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15 Expert Tips To Make Wedding Planning Feel Easy

Enjoy these awesome wedding tips from the pros about the things no one mentions when you're knee-deep in planning your wedding! We’ve listed the best advice from our very own wedding planning experts to help prepare you for this fun, exciting, and ever-so-eventful chapter of your life.

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Juliet with her wedding party

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Juliet + Andrew: Summer Wedding At University Club

Juliet and Andrew’s beautiful summer wedding at University Club was filled with sunny skies, twinkle lights, and gorgeous florals! The couple shared why they felt University Club was the perfect backdrop:

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How to Personalize Your Wedding

Your wedding day is an opportunity to showcase your unique journey as a couple. Infusing your love story into the wedding details creates a memorable and meaningful experience for you and your guests. In this article, we'll guide you on personalizing your wedding, from crafting heartfelt vows to...

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Newlyweds posing next to the creek at Boulder Creek by Wedgewood Weddings

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Creekside Delight: Mason and Jaya's Boulder Wedding

When Atlanta transplants Mason and Jaya got engaged on a hike in their beloved new hometown of Boulder, they knew they wanted a Colorado mountain wedding to show off the beauty of their new home. Boulder Creek by Wedgewood Weddings delivered the ideal creekside venue for their vision to unfold into...

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