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5 ways to incorporate wine into your wedding

If you’re a wine lover like me, you may be wondering about a few ways to incorporate wine into your wedding beyond just serving it. Lucky for us, Francis Ford Coppola sent me a few of their Votre Santé wines, and it turns out that they’re the perfect wines for a celebration! So I got with […]

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A Wedding Planner Does Not Plan Your Wedding… You Do!

So the other day, I had a newly engaged couple tell me, “We know that we don’t want to hire a wedding planner because we want to plan the wedding ourselves.” This statement has been on my mind ever since, and it has made me realize that there is still a huge misconception about wedding […]

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A Winter Wedding Look + How To Be Comfortable In Front Of The Camera

From the editor: I’m excited to have a bit of a double feature for you all today, showcasing a winter wedding look, as well as tips from Rachael Osborn Photography about something I think we all dread- being in front of the camera! I know I’m probably one of the most awkward people in front […]

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How To Plan An Engagement Party

The start of engagement season has officially arrived, and we’re already thinking slightly ahead toward celebrating an engagement… more specifically, how to plan an engagement party! I don’t know about you, but I will take any excuse to host or attend a party, and celebrating a newly engaged couple is at the top of my list (perhaps just […]

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Why Do Weddings Cost So Much?!

[Editor’s note: If you haven’t noticed by now, wedding cost is something that I talk about a lot here on ELD. Part of the reason for this is because I was absolutely unaware of the true cost of weddings when I was planning my own wedding. The other reason is that when I entered into the […]

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The ELD Guide To Wedding Invitation Etiquette

[Editor’s note: I’m so excited to introduce you all to my friend and wedding planner extraordinaire, Adair Currie of Dairing Events today! Adair is joining the ELD contributor team, sharing her insight and advice as a wedding planner and a formerly clueless bride (yes, just like me)! She is full of some amazing information, and I can’t […]

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5 Things To Know About Wedding Planners

I’ve noticed a few things about weddings and brides over the years, and there’s one thing that has remained pretty steady the whole time: the fact that there are way too many misconceptions about wedding planners and what they do! And if you know me at all, you know that I just can’t stand by […]

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I Hired A Cheap Wedding Photographer

Hi, my name is Lauren, and I hired a cheap wedding photographer… and I’m here to prevent you from doing the same! I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’m always talking about the importance of quality photography. Well, one of the major reasons for this is because I made a big mistake that I regret- and one that I hope to prevent other […]

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What Every Wedding Guest Should Know

Fall is a pretty popular time for weddings, and along with that comes the pleasure of attending those weddings! And even though I normally post wedding planning advice for brides, today I thought I would share some insight for wedding guests… specifically, information that is crucial for every wedding guest to know! In the past few years, […]

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A New Tool For Finding Wedding Inspiration That You Need To Use!

We all know that wedding inspiration is one of the most important things when it comes to planning your wedding. Which is why I’m SO excited to share an amazing new tool for finding wedding inspiration, Style Unveiled’s Style Boards! Style Boards are fun and easy to use (similar to some of the other image […]

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