by: Lauren

This engagement session from Hillary Maybery is more than just a normal engagement session. It could be because the bride and groom are so comfortable in front of the camera, or the fact that it feels like you’re just spending the day with them. Throughout the session, they stopped at their home for some wine and an outfit change, did some browsing in a farmer’s market, and then got all dressed up for a night out on the town! Such a fun way take on an engagement session!

 

"A Day In The Life" Engagement Session via TheELD.com

"A Day In The Life" Engagement Session via TheELD.com"A Day In The Life" Engagement Session via TheELD.com

"A Day In The Life" Engagement Session via TheELD.com

"A Day In The Life" Engagement Session via TheELD.com

"A Day In The Life" Engagement Session via TheELD.com"A Day In The Life" Engagement Session via TheELD.com"A Day In The Life" Engagement Session via TheELD.com"A Day In The Life" Engagement Session via TheELD.com"A Day In The Life" Engagement Session via TheELD.com"A Day In The Life" Engagement Session via TheELD.com"A Day In The Life" Engagement Session via TheELD.com"A Day In The Life" Engagement Session via TheELD.com

"A Day In The Life" Engagement Session via TheELD.com

 

So, if you’re not much of a fan of the “theme” engagement sessions, do something like this! Spend a whole day with your fiance, doing normal things, but just have your photographer along for the ride! Thanks for sharing this session with us Hillary!

 



by: Lauren

This season, my absolute favorite accessory is a good statement necklace. I’ve developed a fond love for statement necklaces in the past few months, especially when they’re paired with a certain white (or ivory or off-white, whatever your color may be) dress. They also add an extra bit of style to bridesmaid dresses, plus, they’re a great gift!

 

Here are some examples of how awesome statement necklaces look with wedding dresses (and/or bridesmaid dresses).

 

Friday's Finds: Statement Necklaces via TheELD.com
Via Style Me Pretty

 

Friday's Finds: Statement Necklaces via TheELD.com
Via Style Me Pretty

 

And some Etsy finds for awesome statement necklaces…

 

Friday's Finds: Statement Necklaces via TheELD.com
Via FleaChicFab on Etsy

 

Friday's Finds: Statement Necklaces via TheELD.com
Via VintageExistence on Etsy

 

Friday's Finds: Statement Necklaces via TheELD.com
Via VintageExistence on Etsy

 

Friday's Finds: Statement Necklaces via TheELD.com
Via whiteowl on Etsy

 

Friday's Finds: Statement Necklaces via TheELD.com
Via Secondlookjewelry on Etsy

 

Don’t these necklaces add so much style to a dress? And there are so many options- you can go from something elegant, to something completely punk. Who’s planning on wearing a gorgeous statement necklace with their wedding dress? Or are you pairing one up with your bridesmaids’ ensemble? If you’ve found it already, share it in the comments! I want to see!

 



by: Lauren

The best weddings are the ones that are fun and memorable. And let’s face it- the weddings that are the most fun and memorable are those that are unique and have special touches. Whether it’s your favors, escort cards, or a fun spin on your ceremony, it’s easy to add a unique element to your wedding.

 

{Thursday Tips} Adding Unique Elements To Your Wedding via TheELD.com

“Escort Books” Via Style Me Pretty

 

My advice on adding uniqueness to your wedding is to consider you and your future husband’s personalities and what you two enjoy doing. Sure, there are tons of ideas on blogs that you can replicate, but you want your wedding to reflect you and your fiance, not someone else’s wedding. Think to what you love and what defines you two as a couple, and you’re bound to come up with something unique for your wedding.

 

{Thursday Tips} Adding Unique Elements To Your Wedding via TheELD.com

Mason Jar Drinks Via Style Me Pretty

 

A little example: my husband and I love to cook, so we gave small bottles of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar as our favors. A couple who are both architects could “build” their table numbers into their centerpieces, or journalists could use an old typewriter for guests to type message to them for their guestbook.

 

Unique elements are what can really make a wedding. They’re what will make your wedding something your guests will have a blast at and remember for forever, and they make for awesome pictures too! (And if you want your wedding to be published in any way, shape, or form, special, unique touches are imperative!)

 

{Thursday Tips} Adding Unique Elements To Your Wedding via TheELD.com
Backdrop Via Style Me Pretty

 

When thinking of unique elements to add to your wedding, keep this in mind: the best unique element is one that guests will enjoy and have fun with- basically something that they will notice, and thus remember for forever! And of course, make sure your wedding reflects you and your future husband’s lives and personalities!

 

If you have (or had) any unique ideas for your wedding, share with us in the comments! Or if you need help coming up with one, share a little about you and your fiance, and we can brainstorm with you!

 



by: Lauren

All Dressed Up Photography sent over this South Carolina wedding, which goes perfectly with the Spring/Summer color palette from yesterday’s inspiration board! I adore all of the details from this wedding, especially the reception setup in general. I love the way the feasting tables provide an intimate, family-like atmosphere, and the centerpieces and place settings are pretty awesome!

 

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I absolutely LOVE that going-away dress!! A big thank you to All Dressed Up Photography for sharing this southern wedding with us!

 

Vendors:

Photographers: All Dressed Up Photography

Planners & Coordinators: By Invitation Only

Florist: American Floral

Catering: Jack Brantley

Reception Venue: Lace House at the Governor’s Mansion, Columbia, SC

Cake: Parkland Cakes