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Ask The Wedding Photographer! Love & Lens

Wedding photography is an art in itself, and you want to be sure you’re getting it right by choosing the best photographer who fully understands and respects your vision.

Today, we’re chatting with one of our favorite wedding photographers out in Colorado. Meet Tom, owner of ‘Love & Lens’. We’ve...

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A Love's In Bloom, Florist in Benicia, CA

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A Love's In Bloom, Florist in Benicia, CA

We're excited to introduce you to Valarie, owner of A Love's in Bloom, an award-winning floral studio in Martinez, CA. A Love’s in Bloom creates stunning floral masterpieces for weddings and special events in the Bay Area. 

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Spotlight on 'Memories by Karen' Arizona Wedding Photographer

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Spotlight on 'Memories by Karen' Arizona Wedding Photographer

Meet Karen Hudak, an experienced wedding photographer who's been capturing magical memories in the greater Phoenix area since the late '90s. She's one of our preferred photography partners in Arizona and frequently photographs weddings at our beautiful Palm Valley venue. Couples rave about their...

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Spotlight On 'Bella Studios Florist' in Colorado Springs

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Spotlight On 'Bella Studios Florist' in Colorado Springs

We're excited to chat today with Stephanie Murdock, owner of Bella Studios Florist in Colorado Springs, CO. Bella Studios creates floral masterpieces for all special occasions and is a proud partner of Wedgewood Weddings. Located at the foot of Pike's Peak near the beautiful Garden of the Gods, ...

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Q&A with Shawna of 'Flower Divas' in San Jose, CA

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Q&A with Shawna of 'Flower Divas' in San Jose, CA

When you choose a wedding venue with sweeping views of the beautiful Almaden Valley as the backdrop, it's a natural choice to adorn it from head to toe with beautiful flowers. That's where Flower Divas comes into play, our premier floral design partner for Boulder Ridge in San Jose, CA. Flower Divas

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Meet Ronnie of 'Veronica Slavin Photography' in Ventura, CA

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Meet Ronnie of 'Veronica Slavin Photography' in Ventura, CA

We're pleased to introduce you to Veronica Slavin, AKA "Ronnie", owner of Veronica Slavin Photography in Ventura, CA. Ronnie offers wedding, corporate, and portrait photography and is a proud partner of Wedgewood Weddings. We love Ronnie's timeless style and ability to find joy in every moment. If...

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DJ Spotlight: 'Austin Murray Entertainment' in Temecula, CAv

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DJ Spotlight: 'Austin Murray Entertainment' in Temecula, CA

Austin Murray Entertainment has been making waves in the Southern California wedding industry since 2015. With experience in both the wedding and entertainment industry, he brings knowledge, experience, personality, and a deep love for music to every wedding. He's well known for his professionalism...

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Sweet Expertise: Cucamonga Cakery Co in Southern California

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Sweet Expertise: Cucamonga Cakery Co in Southern California

Cucamonga Cakery Company specializes in custom-designed cakes of all kinds (emphasis on wedding, of course!). Located in Rancho Cucamonga, they are centrally located between Los Angeles, Inland Empire, and Orange County and perfectly situated to serve your SoCal wedding. Of course, they also create...

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Music Chat with Jeff Jones of 'Direct Sounds DJ' in AZ

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Music Chat with Jeff Jones of 'Direct Sounds DJ' in AZ

Direct Sounds, a full-service wedding and event DJ company, has been keeping Arizona on the dance floor since 2005! Jeff Jones, the founder of Direct Sounds, leads a team of more than 12 expertly trained wedding DJs in the Phoenix area. He personally performs 90 weddings per year, holds nightclub...

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Meet Amy Hotaling of 'Linny's Floral' in Santa Clara Valley

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Meet Amy Hotaling of 'Linny's Floral' in Santa Clara Valley

Joining us today from Watsonville, CA is Amy Hotaling, owner, and founder of ‘Linny’s Floral’. Amy is a passionate florist, a caring mother, a loving daughter, and an entrepreneur at heart. Linny’s Floral creates exquisite floral designs for weddings, events, and special occasions. We love her...

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Wedding Photographer Q&A with Tara Nichole in Phoenix, AZ

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Wedding Photographer Q&A with Tara Nichole in Phoenix, AZ

Today, we're excited to introduce Tara Chatterton, founder of 'Tara Nichole Photo' of Phoenix, Arizona. Tara is a talented wedding, portrait, and event photographer and videographer, and a frequent partner of ours at several of our Arizonan wedding venues including Ocotillo Oasis and Lindsay Grove....

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An Interview With Shy Heart Studios Photography

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An Interview With Shy Heart Studios Photography

Meet our friends at Shy Heart Studios, wedding photography experts in Orange County, CA. This fantastically warm and friendly team of professional photographers has been working with our Wedgewood Weddings couples for years! We had the pleasure of catching up with them to talk about their...

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Midwest Photographer In the Desert Sun

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Midwest Photographer In the Desert Sun

Jessie Cancio was born in the Midwest with roots in Ohio, eventually relocating to build her dream in the desert's romantic lighting. The endless beauty of the Arizona landscape drew Jessie in as she's now running Jessie Cancio Photography out of Scottsdale, Arizona.

As a creative thinker and doer,...

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How To Set Up Your Wedding Registry

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How To Set Up Your Wedding Registry

Are you newly engaged and ready to start thinking about your wedding registry? It's one of the most delightful aspects of wedding planning—dreaming of desired gifts and future plans to share with your spouse-to-be. Fortunately for you, the options are truly endless and recent developments in online...

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Meet Our Team: Jonno Roman with pup, Zelda

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Meet Our Team: Jonno Roman

Today we’re chatting with Jonno Roman, a seasoned wedding professional who is leading the team at our newest San Jose venue: The Ranch at Silver Creek.

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Meet the Team at Bel Vino Winery

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Meet the Team at Bel Vino Winery

In the heart of Temecula Valley Wine Country sits the newest venue addition to the Wedgewood Weddings & Events family - Bel Vino Winery. As a new venue, we've selected the best team possible to start planning weddings at this gorgeous venue and we're so pleased to introduce them to you. Meet...

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Say Hello to the Team at Canopy Grove

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Say Hello to the Team at Canopy Grove

Teamwork makes the dream work and at Canopy Grove by Wedgewood Weddings in Escondido, California General Manager, Nick Harrison, and Event Expert, Mikayla Nars, do just that. This dynamic team took a chance to share their thoughts about this beautiful venue, what they love most about working with...

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Meet the Team at Scenic Springs, TX

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Meet the Team at Scenic Springs, TX

Every venue needs a wonderful event and operations team to make it shine, and that is precisely the case with our newest venue, Scenic Springs. With General Manager, AJ Wilhite at the helm and Event Expert, Tommi Duck planning weddings and events, we are looking forward to seeing so many beautiful...

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What It Takes to Join Wedgewood Weddings

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What It Takes to Join Wedgewood Weddings

We may be biased, but we think our Wedgewood Weddings team is made up of the best of the best individuals. After all, to able to put together fun events with laser-like precision day after day is something few can do.

We're a family at Wedgewood Weddings and when you join our crew, you’re...

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Meet Jackie White, Hofmann Ranch, TX

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Meet Jackie White, Hofmann Ranch, TX

Jackie White was born to work in the wedding industry. No, really. Her mom Diana Boucher is a superstar in industry circles, having planned weddings in Texas for 30+ years, and simply put, Jackie grew up in the business. Jackie is General Manager at Hofmann Ranch, our gorgeous 370-acre wedding...

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Meet Nicole Sullivan of Jefferson Street Mansion

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Meet Nicole Sullivan of Jefferson Street Mansion

Nicole Sullivan has been with Wedgewood Weddings since 2011. She’s currently the general manager at our beautiful Jefferson Street Mansion. With her UCSC degree in psychology, she knows how to find the fun in every part of the wedding experience and she is a Cal State certified wedding planner. We...

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Meet Lindsey Paisano, Stallion Mountain, NV

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Meet Lindsey Paisano, Stallion Mountain, NV

Lindsey Paisano is a skillful and inspiring wedding expert but has an unusual wedding-planning background. She comes from the casino industry and brings all of those learnings to managing our Stallion Mountain venue in Las Vegas. We adore Lindsey because she has a knack for putting the couple and...

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Meet Samantha Gauthier of Indian Hills

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Meet Samantha Gauthier of Indian Hills

We're excited to introduce Samantha Gauthier, General Manager at our gorgeous Indian Hills venue in Riverside, CA. In this interview, Samantha chats about leading her team with her heart for service and hospitality. She loves planning the "big day" and seeing every client have fun.

Read on to find...

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Sandy Bonner of the Carlsbad Windmill by Wedgewood Weddings

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Carlsbad Community Celebrates Sandy Bonner

With so many venues across the U.S, our team members often support multiple venues as they rise the ranks and go on to become leaders. Today, we're celebrating Sandy Bonner who has been an instrumental force and leader within the Wedgewood Weddings family for many years. Recently, she moved to...

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Meet Natalia Parys of Ocotillo Oasis, AZ

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Meet Natalia Parys of Ocotillo Oasis, AZ

Natalia Magdalena Parys has been part of our team in one way or another since 2015. From Wedding Planner to Catering Manager to Event Expert, Natalia has done it all! She's a talented and lovely wedding expert and is even a bride-to-be herself. Our team just adores Natalia–her friendly upbeat...

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Q&A With Blayne Rylander of Stonebridge Manor, AZ

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Q&A With Blayne Rylander of Stonebridge Manor, AZ

Today we're super excited to introduce you to one of our most talented team members in Arizona: Blayne Michelle Rylander. Blayne has been with us since 2016 and has experience at each of our five beautiful properties in Arizona. From pub server to regional trainer, Blayne knows every corner of the...

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Bridgerton Tea Party at Jefferson Street Mansion

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Bridgerton Tea Party at Jefferson Street Mansion

After a long and eventful year, this close crew deserved nothing more than to celebrate their hard work in style. With Jefferson Street Mansion selected as the backdrop for the event, they decided the 1861 mansion was perfectly suited for a fun Bridgerton-themed party. If you're a Bridgerton fan,...

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Celebrate In Style With Wedgewood Events

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Celebrate In Style With Wedgewood Events

If you think we host knockout weddings, just imagine what we can do with your party or meeting! Whether you're planning an event big or small—milestone anniversaries to birthday parties, local business meetings to conferences, and more—we have spaces and packages perfect for you! Our team at ...

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Celebrate The Holidays With Wedgewood Events

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Celebrate The Holidays With Wedgewood Events

With the holiday season coming soon, it's time to think about fun holiday festivities. That's especially true if you're the one planning your company holiday party - there's a lot of pressure to put on an event that the whole company will rave about. And you want to enjoy the event too!

Not sure...

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How to Plan the Best Bachelor/ette Party | Wedgewood Weddings

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How to Plan the Best Bachelor/ette Party

Your best friend has spent months planning their special day and now it's time to celebrate their upcoming nuptials with a bachelor/bachelorette party! This "last hurrah" with friends before getting married is a time-honored tradition that provides the perfect outlet for the groom- or bride-to-be...

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Newly Engaged? Make These 5 Money Moves As A Couple

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Newly Engaged? Make These 5 Money Moves As A Couple

After your exciting engagement, you're inevitably going to have a lot of planning to do. While it may be tempting to jump headfirst into scheduling an engagement shoot or sending out “save the dates,” remember that financial planning should be at the forefront of your conversations as a newly...

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8 Unique Wedding Registries You'll Love - Wedgewood Weddings

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8 Unique Wedding Registries You'll Love

One of the most fun steps of wedding planning is creating your wedding registry! Historically, this has meant registering with one or two big-brand stores to select the items you'd appreciate receiving as wedding gifts. As weddings have evolved over the past few years, so have the options for...

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Create The Ultimate Wedding Registry With These 8 Pro Tips

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Create The Ultimate Wedding Registry With These 8 Pro Tips

Creating a registry for your wedding is often the most fun item on the to-do list! While shopping is exciting (especially for wedding gifts), the abundant options available to modern couples can get overwhelming. Fear not—we're here to help. We've put together all the steps you need to conquer your...

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Top Wedding Registry Stores to Choose From

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Top Wedding Registry Stores to Choose From

There are so many places you can register for your wedding gifts. Not only are there dozens of retailers you can visit, but online options are growing more and more popular too. I mean, c'mon, crossing your wedding registry off your list without even leaving your couch? Score. But what options are...

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Wedding Party Gift Ideas For Your

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Wedding Party Gift Ideas For Your "I Do" Crew

You’ve found the love of your life, but you still need your friends to stand by your side during the wedding — and during happily ever after!

While it’s not obligatory to shower your bridesmaids and groomsmen with gifts, as they are undoubtedly happy to share in your special day sans presents, it...

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Zola's Most Popular Registry Gifts in Every State

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Zola's Most Popular Registry Gifts in Every State

Creating your wedding registry is an exciting task! But with so many options to choose from you may need some guidance on where to start. Luckily our friends, and wedding experts, at Zola are here to guide you. Zola’s registry team dove deep to find the most popular gifts across the country. From...

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The Best Wedding Party Gifts for Everyone in Your Squad

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The Best Wedding Party Gifts for Everyone in Your Squad

Your wedding party has seen you through the twists and turns of wedding planning. From hosting showers and offering advice to standing by your side on your big day, they continue to put in a lot of work to support you on this monumental event. What better way to say thank you than a heartfelt gift?

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You’re Engaged! 4 Great Ways To Make The Announcement

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You’re Engaged! Engagement Announcement Ideas

Congratulations on one of the most exciting milestones of your life! This is such an exciting time and you’re just dying to share all of the fun details with everyone you know. Enjoy these practical and fun ideas on how to announce your engagement.

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Finding the Perfect Wedding Ring

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Finding the Perfect Wedding Ring

With engagement season almost upon us, we know there are quite a few soon-to-be fiancés looking for advice on how to choose the perfect ring. We’re here to help! The first thing you need to know is your partner!

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Wedding Planners - Your Insider's Guide

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Wedding Planners - Your Insider's Guide

Curious about what a wedding planner actually does? You’re not alone. And, what about the difference between a wedding planner, designer and coordinator? Let us spell it out.

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Wedding Seating Plans, Simplified

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Wedding Seating Plans, Simplified

You have your venue, you’re finalizing your menu selection, and now it’s time to arrange your guests and tables for your perfect wedding reception. You’ve probably heard stories about the great wall of Post-Its with lists of names, stacks of scratch paper with endless notes, and guest list “A”...

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Why Southern California is Your Perfect Wedding Destination

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Why Choose Southern California for Your Wedding Destination

Before you can start any official wedding planning, one of the first decisions you have to consider is where you want to get married! While most couples stay local to where they live, many choose to set off to a destination that's far from home. But, destination weddings don't have to be limited to...

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Your Complete Team of Wedding Professionals

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Your Complete Team of Wedding Professionals

At Wedgewood Weddings, we live and breathe weddings. Our planners and coordinators have an average of at least 110 weddings under their belt and are masters of making sure things go correctly and smoothly. Put simply, you’re in good, no — amazing — hands with your Wedgewood Weddings team. You get a...

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25 Wedding Registry Must-Haves | Wedgewood Weddings

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Must-Have Items for Your Wedding Registry

Among all the wedding planning processes, picking items for your wedding registry is one of the most fun! The tradition of wedding registries has been around since the 1930s and has long served as a valuable way for guests to celebrate the happy couple's new lives together. Now that online...

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Real Wedding at Tapestry House with Whitney and Jonah | Wedgewood Weddings

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Whitney & Jonah's Charming Wedding at Tapestry House

Northern Colorado is a favorite for gorgeous summer days and amazing scenic views; for Whitney and Jonah, it's not only the place they call home, but it was also where they said, 'I do.' On the north side of Fort Collins, they discovered their ideal wedding venue at Tapestry House by Wedgewood...

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Your Sacramento Wedding Guide

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Your Sacramento Wedding Guide

California hosts over 250,000 weddings every year, and the Sacramento area has no shortage of wedding celebrations. The scenery and multitude of activities entice people from all over the world to get married in this picturesque landscape.

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7 Reasons To Love A Winter Wedding

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7 Reasons To Love A Winter Wedding

Winter: Your secret weapon to a stunning, dramatic, and downright magical wedding. From snow-capped mountains to easier planning, you’ll warm right up to these unique winter wedding advantages. If you're a sucker for Hallmark holiday movies and sipping hot toddies in front of a roaring fire, then...

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Everything You Need to Know About Wedding Dates

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5 Essential Wedding Date Considerations

You’re probably very aware by now that the first thing everyone asks you after you get engaged is “when's the big day?” It can seem a little overwhelming to think about scheduling when you've only just gotten engaged, and for good reason! That's why we usually recommend that you steer clear of...

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Wedding Seasons: How To Find The Ideal Wedding Date

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Wedding Seasons: How To Pick a Wedding Date

Picking a wedding date sounds like the easiest part of getting married. After all, how hard could it be to find a day that works for everyone? These days, “everyone” must include the couple of honor, their friends and families, plus the venue, the photographer, the caterer, and the list goes on....

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Tasty, On-Trend Wedding Cake Ideas

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Tasty, On-Trend Wedding Cake Ideas

Need wedding cake inspiration? Take a look at these delicious and stylish cakes that have graced our cake tables recently. Depending on your theme, these wedding cake decoration and flavor ideas may inspire your wedding cake design!

What’s trendy and beautiful? We've seen many show-stopping cake...

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The Ultimate Guide to Phoenix Wedding Venues

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The Ultimate Guide to Phoenix Wedding Venues

With over 300 days of sunshine per year, it’s no surprise that Arizona has become one of the top wedding destinations for couples around the country. The heart of which is the greater Phoenix area known for its warm weather, the affordable housing market and the booming economy. Whether you’re...

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