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We Are Thankful For Thanksgiving Weddings!

We love weddings, we love Thanksgiving, and we are huge fans of Thanksgiving weddings. November is all about family and those we are thankful for, so it’s the perfect time to gather everyone together to help you celebrate such a special day. Whether you are planning on getting married on Thanksgiving or around the holiday, we have a few great ideas to go with the Thanksgiving theme.

The Ceremony

November is when fall is starting to wind down. The leaves are changing colors and have fallen off the trees, the air is chilled, and everyone is starting to bundle up. It’s also a great time to take advantage of the perfect setting for a rustic looking ceremony.

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Reception Decorations

One of the best things about Thanksgiving is that warm feeling that surrounds the air. Give your guests the same feeling by making the reception have a cozy and more intimate feeling. This is also a great time to put your creative skills to use and create some fabulous DIY decorations. Your guests will definitely feel thankful for all the time you put into it.

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Wedding Cake Ideas

Thanksgiving screams pie, so why not bring that into your wedding? Everyone will love the option for pie or cake. Just like cake, there are SO many fun options for pie. We love these ideas below and hope you do too!

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Wedding Favors

Everyone loves favors at the end of the wedding and it can be so much fun making them yourself. We found some ideas that are perfect for the Thanksgiving theme and will definitely show your guests how thankful you are for them.

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Thanksgiving is all about love, family, and friends, which is exactly what a wedding is all about, so we hope that you found some great ideas here to mix the two together for the cutest Thanksgiving wedding. We would love to see what you come up with for your wedding, so be sure to tag us on Instagram!

If you enjoyed all these adorable ideas, check out these wedding cake ideas with fresh flowers!  You’ll definitely love these too!

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Great Ideas For Bridal Shower Games

Are you planning a bridal shower? If so, you want to make sure that everyone, especially the bride-to-be, has an unforgettable experience and one way to do that is with fun bridal shower games!

When you bring a large group of people together for such a special occasion it’s a good idea to have a few icebreakers that will help people get to know one another and to keep everyone in the mood for fun.

The Daffodil Hotel and Spa has compiled a handy guide to a series of activities and gifts guaranteed to keep you all entertained throughout the festivities. These suggestions will really get the party going and make the event different from your average night out or weekend away.

Enjoy these ideas for bridal shower games and we hope they give you a little inspiration when planning!

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We hope these ideas for bridal shower games has been helpful! Do you have any fun game ideas that you have seen or played? Be sure to share with us below.

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Romantic Beach Engagement Session

This week we are showcasing a romantic beach engagement session. These beautiful photos were submitted by the bride, Olivia and the session was photographed by Clare of Clare Butler Photography. Here is a little about the couple, Olivia and Will, as told by Olivia herself:

“We met in the summer of 2010 as fresh-faced 17 year olds. I was helping out at a Christian summer camp in the small seaside town of Southwold, where she had grown up. There was talk of a new vicar, who was taking over the parish church, that was arriving that same week with his young family. I met Simon, the new reverend, and after a brief chat it transpired that one of his sons was joining the same year group of the school she attended. Reverend Simon asked whether I would mind looking out for him, as he’d be joining between the year 12 and 13 school year.

Shortly after this I was attending an event for young people, and Will showed up after being coaxed into going by his Dad. They spoke a lot that evening, for the week that followed, and left with plans to meet in September at school. They soon became really great friends. So much so that the year group was placing bets on when they would become a couple. Will would pass notes exchanged between myself and his little sister Hilary as they had become close during the time they had spent together over the summer. My Dad, as the doctor of Southwold, soon became friendly with Will’s Dad, the vicar of Southwold, and both sets of parents wondered, and secretly hoped as it turns out, that something might blossom between their two children.

On Valentine’s Day 2011, an anonymous rose and card turned up in my locker. After much speculating, the truth emerged that it was from Will and things changed over the next two months. After helpful prods from both sets of parents, Will and I started dating in April of that year and were to go on to battle long distance for four years while we attended different universities.”

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beach engagement

“Then on a chilly winter’s night in December of 2016, we attended a Christmas carol service at St. Edmund’s church in Southwold where Will’s Dad was leading the service. Afterwards he asked Will to take his laptop home for him and passed over a laptop bag. Will’s Mum and sister said they were going to go food shopping and would meet us at home, so Will suggested we take a moonlit stroll along the seafront back to his house. As it was a gorgeously crisp evening I thought that was a lovely idea. There’s nothing better than being tucked up in a coat when its cold outside. We walked to the beach and started heading along the promenade. The sea was really calm and the bright moon was reflecting off the water, so everything had a beautiful glow. At one point in our walk Will stopped me and asked me to close my eyes. He left me for a moment and I could hear doors opening to the right of me. Will took my hand and led me up some steps and into a beach hut filled with fairy-lights.”

“He sat me down and told me he wanted to me watch a video with him. Then, on the laptop he had been carrying with him, the most romantic video began to play. It was reasons he loved me and beautiful quotes from books and films, accompanied by pictures of us from the last 6 years and had the most perfect soundtrack of all our favorite songs. We were both crying as the video came to an end. Then he got down on one knee, said some very precious words, and asked me to marry him. Of course I said Yes! It was such a joyful moment for us both and something we will remember with the greatest affection in the years to come. I love that Will has written down what he said and that his Mum and sister were able to secretly snap photos of us! Afterwords, feeling absolutely euphoric, we headed back to Will’s home. I was surprised to find my parents and learned that they had been in on the surprise after Will had gotten my Dad’s blessing a few months earlier. Both our families shared champagne, hugs, and emotional words to perfectly bring to a close the best day of our lives…. so far!”

“We are getting married in St Edmund’s Church, Southwold. There was never going to be another place for us, as it holds so many special memories and it was a huge part of us coming together in the first place. Will’s Dad will be marrying us too, which we feel is going to be particularly precious. The day is going to be very family orientated, and we have no doubt that quite a few locals are very keen to come along to the ceremony since our Dad’s have people approaching them from all angles.”

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beach engagement

Thank you so much, Olivia, for submitting such beautiful photos and such a wonderful story about you and Will. We absolutely loved it all!

To see more of Clare’s work, visit clarebutlerphotography.com. If you enjoyed this engagement, then you will surely love this gorgeous wedding in Greece.

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Awesome Wedding Photography You Will Love!

There is nothing we love more than awesome wedding photography! Today we have some great photos to show you. Fearless Photographers, which is a site dedicated to celebrating the world’s best wedding photography, just released their latest collection of awesome wedding photos and we are going to show you 10 of our favorites below. Enjoy!

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See even more of the top wedding photos chosen on the Fearless Photographers website.

Here are a few more amazing wedding photography you need to see:

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Spooktacular Halloween Wedding Ideas

As the end of October approaches, it is the perfect time to throw a Halloween wedding! We love how spooky, yet enchanting, these themed weddings can be. This holiday allows you to create a wedding as frightful or as simple as you want it to be. We have have some ideas for you that are downright spooktacular!

Ceremony Ideas

There are so many cool ways you can turn the ceremony into a Halloween theme. Nothing says Halloween like pumpkins, fake cob webs, and black and orange colors. If you want to keep the white dress ideas have your bridesmaids wear black, or find a beautiful wedding dress that has black and white. The ideas are endless in creating an eery setting that your guests will love!

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Reception Ideas

To keep up with the ceremony theme, there are so many Halloween ideas for the reception. We love these photos with black table linens. It’s a great way to keep the tables looking clean and spooky! The centerpieces are also easy to make yourself or find in a party store! Decorate the venue with orange flowers, pumpkins, skulls, and anything creepy. This is definitely a wedding that will keep your guests talking for Halloweens to come!

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Cake Ideas

Your wedding cake can be as traditional or themed as you want it to be! This is a super fun way to get creative. While these examples are on the simple side, your baker will definitely have fun planning out the perfect cake with you!

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Wedding Favors

A thoughtful wedding favor always goes a long way with guests. We love the first photo and giving your guests a special treat for the adults. The following photos are also great DIY ideas that aren’t expensive to make. If you have children attending the wedding, they will be super excited for a bottle filled with goodies!

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These ideas are just a couple of many ideas out there. Halloween is a wonderful time to get creative and there’s no better place to show off your creativity than at your wedding! If you have a Halloween themed wedding, we would love to see it! Be sure to tag us in your spooky beautiful photos on Instagram. Also, be sure to check out this Halloween themed wedding in Pennsylvania for more ideas!

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Check Out These 10 Wedding Dress Trends For 2018!

You are engaged… congrats!!! Now it is time to choose your perfect wedding dress. Today, we want to share with you a few of the wedding dress trends for 2018 that you will be seeing more and more of.

Next season the style will be transparency. There are slightly more revealing wedding dresses and flowers everywhere. Skirts will be more flowing but you’ll also find straight lines and a minimalist feel.  Next season you will see brides in bardot necklines, jewels and gems and spectacular embellishment.

See below for 10 wedding dress trends for 2018 that we hope you love!

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wedding dress trends for 2018

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wedding dress trends for 2018

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We found this photos on the Zankyou. Here are a few other wedding dress posts you may enjoy:

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Romantic Farm Wedding in Australia

The wedding we are showcasing today is a romantic farm wedding between Hannah and Daniel that took place at Old Broadwater Farm in Australia. The couple’s photographer was Andrew Semark of Capio Lux and these gorgeous photos were submitted to us by Alyssa Ho of BWedding Invitations.

Here is a little of what the bride, Hannah, had to say about the wedding day: “Daniel and I met at a mutual friend’s 21st birthday party in Busselton, WA. At the party we made wood fired pizza together and I ended up face-painting him. When Daniel decided to propose he told me that he wanted to take photos of the sunset at Eagle Bay beach. We had a picnic on the beach and he set up his tripod and camera ready for the sunset. When the sun began to set he told me to go and stand near the water so he could take a photo of me. He took a photo of me and then started walking towards me. He knelt on one knee and opened a box that held the most beautiful ring. He asked me to marry him and of course I said yes!”

“I always pictured out wedding being elegant, simplistic and classic. I created the aisle decorations using pieces of organza material tied around the chairs with ribbon and flowers. I also made a DIY seating chart using an old wooden frame and covered it with chicken wire. I then attached pieces of card with guests’ names to the chicken wire using mini wooden pegs, and surrounded the frame with fairy lights. My favorite moment was the instant my dad walked into the room where I had got ready and saw me standing in my wedding gown for the first time. This was closely followed by the rush of excitement and nerves I felt the moment I took my first step down the aisle!”

We hope you love these photo’s as much as we do!

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Thank you so much, Alyssa, for submitting these wonderful photos! Be sure to visits BWedding Invitations if you’re looking for some beautiful invites or stationary.

If you enjoyed these beautiful photos, then you will love this rustic destination wedding!

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Why Asking For Cash Wedding Gifts Has Never Been More Simple

Since society has moved away from traditional reasons for marriage, it has also moved away from traditional wedding gift giving. The idea of gifting newly married couples dates back to way before we were even born. Traditionally, wedding guests would give the couple gifts to help that ‘become’ a couple, meaning couples would expect to receive useful gifts that would help to consummate their marriage as man and wife, as new homesharers.

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But these days are long gone for most people. For contemporary couples, the idea that a woman ‘belongs’ to her father before she gets married, or the idea that couples meet for the first time at the altar, has been left in the past. It seems fair to say now that most contemporary couples meet long before their wedding day, and it’s likely that they’ve already moved in together way before. So, for those couples who were dreading receiving another new toaster, don’t worry. Although you no longer need the basics for your home, car, etc.. Your guests know that you’ll still be expecting a gift and cash wedding gifts are perfect!

But fortunately, as couples are modernizing, so are the wedding industry experts. So there’s no need to find yourself stuck between a rock and hard place, trying to think of what to do with the mountain of gifts you’ve received.

Why Online Cash Wedding Gifts?

The latest trend for wedding gifts is online cash registries, and something tells us it’s going to be a trend for a while…. Online cash gift registry is the easiest way to receive gifts from your loved ones. And they don’t even have to leave their home to do it!

Cash lifts make everything so simple – in just a few steps, you can receive all of your wedding gifts in one place. Just simply give your guests a link where they can transfer the money to your account, or make a website through a company like Zankyou where you can create your website and registry all in the same place.

How To Ask For Cash Gifts?

The problem, however, is that many couples don’t know how to ask for cash. But as soon as you get over that fear, the rest is easy as pie!

Be direct. Make sure that when you ask for cash gifts, you specify why you are preferring to receive cash, and let your guests know what they will be contributing towards. This way, your friends and family know exactly what they’ll be, in essence, buying for you!

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The easiest way to do this is online as you can inform your guests of this all in the same place. And, with companies like Zankyou, this is easy – you can give them full details online without having to have a number of conversations with all of your guests individually.

Be sincere. Make sure that in order to not come across rude, you give your full explanation, and thank each and every one of them. Also remember that some guests may not feel comfortable with giving cash gifts, so will want to give you a physical gift, which of course is lovely of them! So be prepared for this response, and make sure you are thankful and understanding of their decision.

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This post was written by Zankyou, an international online cash wedding registry. Here are 5 essential tips in planning your summer wedding in one of their previous guest posts. Or, you may enjoy this post on how a wedding website can help an international couple with their wedding planning.

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