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Featured Blog Posts – January 2013 Archive (36)

Destination Trash the Dress Photoshoot - Oahu Hawaii

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Joel and Katie got married on New Year's Eve in Denton (check back for those pictures soon!). Just a few days later, I had the great honor of traveling with them (and my beautiful wife, Sarah) to Hawaii for a Trash the Dress / Post-Wedding destination shoot! Sometimes referred to as a…


Added by Jonny Carroll on January 30, 2013 at 4:54pm — 2 Comments

8 questions you MUST ask your wedding venue

STOP! Don't sign that contract!

So you found the venue of your dreams, eh? Now you're ready to sit down, sign the contract, and start planning right? WRONG. You do not want to purchase based on emotion and I know most women do this. Heck, I do this. It's the same thing as having 8 million pairs of shoes in your closet you never wear or a bag you've never touched. It is 'just perfect' when your eyes see it but it goes unused because in the end, it just wasn't…


Added by Christina Baumann on January 30, 2013 at 3:54pm — 1 Comment

Vintage Style Bridal Portraits - New Trend?

As a wedding photographer, I love looking at other peoples work. It inspires me to stay up to date on different styles and trends that brides are loving. There has been one that I have seen over and over again and that is the warm vintage fade look. You have seem them before. It has the vintage color feel with a slight haze on the photograph. Not only have I seen photographers use this style of editing a lot, I have seen brides comment on these pictures saying that they really love this…


Added by Shawn Stom on January 30, 2013 at 10:45am — No Comments

2013 Weddings ~ Bright and Bold Colors

More and more Brides are taking chances and experimenting with new and exciting color combinations for their weddings. I say why not? This is a day of celebration after all! Make your wedding colors as bright and colorful as the love that you and your fiance share. Dare to be different and stand out!

Here is some inspiration…


Added by Ella Winston on January 25, 2013 at 1:15pm — 1 Comment

Is the Most Eco-Friendly Wedding Favor the One You Don't Give?

It's the crux of hosting any social event; you feel obliged to send the guests home with something. Etiquette and tradition say so. But what if you're dead set on having a green wedding? You know, the less-is-more kind. You want to minimize your impact, eliminate unnecessary access and prevent tabletop trinkets from getting tossed in the garbage afterward (the real destination of most wedding favors.) So how do you satisfy your mission of leaving no footprint, but still…


Added by Katherine DalPra on January 25, 2013 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Save Money? Cut the Guest-List!

As couples are going along in their wedding planning process (hopefully with a wedding planner!!) there comes a point when they realized they are over extended in their budget.  Meaning they're going OVER BUDGET based on their decisions.

I've had couples who come to me with such great ideas, are determine to serve…


Added by DeVonda Manning on January 23, 2013 at 10:52am — No Comments

Elegant Vintage Wedding


Added by Dessy Group on January 22, 2013 at 9:42am — No Comments



Added by Dessy Group on January 21, 2013 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Rebuttal to ABC's Wedding Confidentcal

1 Elegant Event's blog post are usually full of great pictures, but in light of the airing of the Wedding Confidential special that aired January 18, 2013 on 20/20  that pictured wedding professionals as untrustworthy, price gouging, people out to con more money out of engaged couples we decided to do a blog rebuttal. Don't worry it is very nice and very informative.

Rebuttal in italics written by: Cossie…


Added by Cossie Crosswhite on January 20, 2013 at 2:26pm — No Comments

7 of Sweet Violet Bride’s Best Woodland Weddings

Today we share a treasure from Sweet Violet Bride, who has bestowed us a collection of their favorite woodland weddings.  For more, be sure to check out their darling nature inspired wedding blog and be inspired!…


Added by Janay Andrews on January 18, 2013 at 7:06pm — 1 Comment

Wedding Save The Date Magnets


Save the dates are the bride and groom's special way of sharing the exciting news of their engagement and providing the basic 411 for their intended guests and provides them ample time to mark their calendar and book travel arrangements at reasonable rates and costs, if need be.

I personally think that save the dates set the tone of your wedding and is a simplistic statement of what…


Added by Elvira DeCuir on January 18, 2013 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Etsy Thursday: Feather Wedding Inspiration

Feather Wedding Inspiration

By now you have probably gathered that I LOVE details when it comes to decor! When I mulled over this week's Etsy Thursday wedding inspiration, for some reason feathers came to mind and I am glad that it did! I searched Etsy for the most creative and unique feather wedding finds. Take a peek below and let me know what you think of this beautiful collection.



Added by Elvira DeCuir on January 18, 2013 at 12:38pm — 1 Comment



Added by Dessy Group on January 17, 2013 at 9:19am — No Comments

Love at first Blush

Good Afternoon to you! and how you on this frosty Wednesday, feeling the cold? do you have your winter boots and wellingtons at the ready? or maybe a pair of ski's would be more appropriate considering this "onslaught" of snow that has been predicted to come our way! lol

I don't know, snow hits London and it's like we go into shock mode, just sheer utter disbelief that snow is falling…

Added by Angelique Franklin on January 16, 2013 at 9:59am — No Comments

Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

So he POPPED the Question! And You said YES!! It is now time to decide who will be in your wedding party. Who will those special ladies be, who'll have the honor of joining you to shop for your bridal gown, listen to you when you're stressed (and you will be), will throw you a bridal shower/bachelorette party. On the day of your wedding, they will be the ones by your side helping you get dressed, making sure your hair and make up are…


Added by DeVonda Manning on January 15, 2013 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Valentine's Day Wedding Ideas

Today at


Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days to get married. Here are some fresh, new wedding ideas that will help add the Valentine’s theme to your day in a stylish way.…


Added by OliverINK Publishing on January 14, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments



Added by Dessy Group on January 11, 2013 at 11:07am — 1 Comment

Wedding Favors for the Offbeat Wedding

Murano Glass Flip Flop Cheese Board and Knife Set Wedding favors, the gifts that you choose as mementos for your guests, don’t have to be the same old, same old from wedding to wedding. Your wedding is about you, as a couple, and the favors you choose should be, too.


If you’d rather spend your time in the kitchen, preparing a meal for your friends, selecting gourmet olive oil or choosing the perfect accompaniments for each course, you’re a foodie. And, we have the perfect wedding favors for…


Added by Truly Wedding Favors on January 10, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Indulge - Cayman Islands

There is nothing like the allure of the Cayman Islands, a trio of tiny, sun kissed locales in the Western Caribbean for discerning couples looking for island weddings of style and distinction. It's a match made in heaven. The tropical beauty of a Caribbean paradise combined with all the amenities you'd expect from…


Added by Caren Jeanty on January 9, 2013 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

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