Every day is a pretty-fest on this corner of the blogosphere, but when our friends at Christian Oth Studio stop by for an all day recap of their loveliest weddings of the season? Well, that’s something worth celebrating. With not two, not three, but four weddings on the agenda, we’re in for a serious treat and it all starts with this Montauk stunner brought to life by Sofia Crokos Events and Sag Harbor Florist. First up, the rehearsal dinner and keep scrolling for the gorgeous big day.

Without further adieu, Katie and John’s gorgeous wedding…

From Christian Oth Studios… Katie and John were married September 28th at Crow’s Nest in Montauk, NY. The rehearsal dinner and after party were at Surf Lodge which is also where the groom and groomsmen got ready. Katie’s dress was from Stone Fox Bride and the silk slip dress that she changed into at the end of the night is actually her senior prom dress.

Photography: Christian Oth Studio | Floral Design: Sag Harbor Florist | Catering: Las Brisa | Event Planner & Designer: Sofia Crokos Events | Rentals: Party Rentals Ltd | Venue: Surf Lodge

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”Hearts Entwined’ Double Heart Corkscrew The ‘Hearts Entwined’ Corkscrew follows the heart’s entwined theme favor. Opening bottle were never so fun, and such a conversation piece! Celebrate two hearts beating as one on your wedding day with this special wedding giveaway! A welcome addition to your guests’ barware collection, this bottle opener is sure to please! Finished in high gloss chrome, this corkscrew conveys the quality and practicality. The tall clear display box comes wrapped with sheer organza ribbon and bow, and includes a matching Thank You tag. Chrome cork screw. Packaged dimensions approx. 5″ h x 2″ w x 2″ d (12.5 h x 5 w x 5 d cm).
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Anyone who’s ever been involved in preparing or planning a wedding, whether small or large, will tell you what an ordeal it can be. There are a lot of vendors and deliveries to handle and manage, for example. Fortunately, the advice from this article can help you with your wedding arrangements.

It is likely that religious matters will come up from time to time during the course of your marriage. Make time to talk to your fiance and their family about their religion.

Set a date outside of the wedding season. This would be sometime that is not between May and September. Venues are usually more expensive then. If it is imperative that your wedding be at this time, be sure to make your reservations far ahead of the date.

Religion is most likely going to be a significant factor in not only your wedding, but your future marriage. Talk with your partner and their family about their religion and traditions.

TIP! The earlier you buy things for your wedding and plan things out the cheaper they should be. You can even find great deals online so be sure to shop around.

It is a good idea to hear the speeches of those who will be speaking at your wedding so you know that their comments will be appropriate. Otherwise, there may be a joke told that may be inappropriate to the youngsters or elderly in the crowd.

Use a friend’s property to host your wedding. If you know someone who has a large farm, or even just a huge backyard, you can eliminate one of the larger costs of your wedding. Pay them in advance to do this for you.

Look around before committing to a photographer. You don’t want to end up with a photographer that you’re not going to be happy with. If you would like good tips on finding the best local photographers, make sure you read all the reviews online, and solicit advice from family and friends.

Avoid over-dieting just to fit your dress! This will only make you lightheaded and dehydrating, and it could even make you ill. Avoid doing that and fainting before you say your vows! You can always choose a dress that utilizes a corset so that you are able to take your dress in for the moment.

TIP! Choosing your spouse is obviously the biggest decision you will make. This is a huge commitment, and rushing into things for the sake of being married may be catastrophic.

Give your guests a schedule of events in order for all of your guests, including those from out-of-town, will know what events they should make time for and attend. Inform people of events, like rehearsals, that they are required to attend, so they will be where they are supposed to be at the scheduled time.

Even if you picked out and bought your dress, the wedding shop should keep it until your wedding. Your dress may get damaged or become a wrinkled mess in your closet. Leave it where it is, and it will look perfect on your wedding.

A fun idea is to invite your family and friends on a cruise for your wedding. The honeymoon can ensue right after the wedding is over! Some cruises also have special wedding rates for those having a wedding and honeymoon on their ship.

Tie in small decorative items to your wedding decor. Whether it is a certain color used, or a special flower or even a special item such as doves, special touches help pull everything all together. These little details will elevate your wedding since it will show all the effort you put into it.

TIP! Look at samples of past work before hiring a makeup artist. Is this style of makeup suitable for you? It is critically important that you know they can meet your needs.

Decorate your wedding with items which represent your hobbies or passions, such as traveling the world. One could age the invitations and notices to look like they are vintage postcards. Consider using a steamer trunk as an attractive, themed display for everything from wedding programs to party favors.

If you have children in the ceremony, dress them comfortably. Choose soft fabrics that are not stiff or uncomfortable. New shoes need to be broken in so that they don’t cause pain on the big day. If you pay attention to this, then the children will be able to put their attention on the part they’re playing in the wedding rather than worrying about their uncomfortable outfit.

Now that you have picked up some valuable insider information into the wedding planning and preparation process, you are sure to find yourself more educated and confident in your ability to contribute to make the big day one to remember. No matter whose wedding you are planning, you will surely appreciate this great advice.

Do not place too many flowers on the tables at your wedding reception. Oftentimes, those flowers are simply in the way for your wedding attendees. Not only that, but you may have some guests who are allergic to flowers. A romantic alternative to floral centerpieces at guest tables is the use of fragrance-free candles.

TIP! Instead of spending a lot of money to get a huge cake for your wedding, think about tiers of sweet, delicious mini-tarts or cupcakes. Such ideas are great for their affordability, adaptability and ease of use.

Wedding planning can be an enormous task to take on. All the decisions lead up to an event that usually happens once in a person’s life. The following article will give you some great tips for planning a wedding that won’t break the bank.

One thing you need to think about during the wedding planning process is what alcohol will be served, and how much you want to spend on it. For example, an open bar can cost you an arm and a leg, especially if it’s open throughout your reception. Ask about which alcohol serving options are available through your venue.

You can make great use of big box stores, like Costco, when planning your own food service for your wedding day. You will get more food for a better price if you shop wholesale. Think about asking friends to contribute to the food bill.

Understand that religious faith will influence both what your wedding looks like and your relationship going forward. Religious beliefs or the lack of religion should be discussed well before marriage.

TIP! The pictures that are taken at your wedding are very important as you will look at these for the rest of your life. Choose the best photographer you can, even if it costs you extra.

Only place a few flowers in the centerpieces at your reception tables. Often, flowers just get in your guests’ way. Plus, a few of your guests could have flower allergies that you were not aware of. Think about putting non-scented candles out to create a romantic atmosphere.

Before choosing a photographer for your wedding day, browse around for ones with the most skill and experience. You do not want to have someone taking wedding pictures that you are not pleased with. See if your loved ones know of a good photographer or look at online reviews.

When having pictures taken, don’t force guests to wait. Try to take as many photos as you can before the ceremony begins. Having as many photographs taken as possible beforehand will help the transition between the ceremony and the reception go much smoother.

Do not under-eat in an effort to fit into your dress. Not eating any food can leave you feeling dehydrated and lethargic on your big day. You wouldn’t want to pass out. Get a dress that has a corset-like back that is removable.

TIP! When choosing a makeup artist, look at their past work. Do you like the style of the make up? Be sure they can create the look you want.

During your wedding planning, arrange for even numbers of guests at each table. Also group the tables by age, this will give people things they can talk about.

You can turn one of your friends into a “mail-order minister” so that she can officiate the ceremony. This will give your loved one an important roll in the ceremony, while also saving you a bit of money. However, be sure to check all the required legalities before you opt for this.

For help with your wedding, you can find local vendors on Craigslist. Be sure you meet up with them in person, safely, before you pay them any money.

Order small individual portions of cake from a local bakery if the thought of spending the equivalent of your honeymoon on your cake does not appeal to you. Many bakeries can provide wedding cupcakes that come in at 100 calories or less per serving. Other healthier options include gluten-free pastries, no-calorie sweeteners, and icing alternatives, such as meringue or fruit spreads.

TIP! Don’t use a ton of flowers on the tables that guests will be sitting at during your wedding reception. A lot of the time flowers in the middle of the table are an annoyance.

Choosing centerpieces for your reception tables can be a difficult and costly decision. Instead of buying a centerpiece that is so big it covers the whole table, use something simple. This will make it easier for the people at the table to hold a conversation with each other.

If the bride and groom hail from highly divergent cultural backgrounds, honor both sides by planning a wedding ceremony that incorporates one side’s traditions, followed by a reception that includes traditional dishes, rituals, or decor from the other side’s background. This will not only satisfy both sides of the family, but it will also make for an interesting ceremony.

Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding with family or a lavish affair with hundreds of guests, the details make all the difference on your big day. No matter what type of wedding you desire to have, it’s going to require some heavy planning. You can save much time and money utilizing the tips put before you in this article.

Do not make guests stand around when you are taking photos. Pictures of the bride, groom, bridesmaids and groomsmen can be snapped in advance. You can also take your pictures with your respective parents in advance of the wedding. This will leave you more time to spend with your guests.

TIP! Keep your dress at the shop in which you have purchased it until the wedding day. Keeping it at home could result in staining or wrinkles.

With your choice of multiple styles of silhouettes and brilliant colors these Couple Silhouette Personalized Round Sticker add instant personality to small tins, favor containers or even envelopes. Available in two sizes for added flexibility. Choose Small (1.5″ dia) and Medium (2″ dia). Leaves our warehouse in 5 business days. Transit time not included. Need this sooner? Choose RUSH service. Orders will be processed within 2 business days. An additional charge of $ 10 will apply separately. Upgrade shipping method if necessary.
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When it comes to details, there’s no doubt the wedding dress is front and center. And as much as I love watching the Bride walk down the aisle, watching her walk back after the ceremony with her Groom is even better, because I’m a sucker for gorgeous dress back details. This little round-up? It’s sure to satisfy your wedding fashion cravings, at least for the time being.

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Spread your luck in love with these fun and exciting Dice with Hearts Favors! High quality die measures 1″ sq. Choose red hearts with white background or white hearts with red background or assorted. This order includes 2 pie die. Leaves our warehouse in 3-5 business days. transit time not included.
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Vintage Doily Personalized Square Hang Tags or Stickers comes in 12 colors. Perfect for weddings, bridal and even baby showers and birthday celebrations. Available with 3 lines of text. Measures 2 inches square. Choose Stickers (has curved corners) or Hang Tags (with punch hole). Leaves our warehouse in 5 business days. Transit time not included. Need this personalized items sooner?Choose RUSH service. Orders will be processed with 2 business days. An additional charge of $ 10 will apply separately
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I’m all about the sunshine and beach time but you must admit, there’s nothing quite like a crisp Fall day. And this wedding encompasses all the amazing bits and pieces of Fall – the rich colors, the cozy surroundings, al fresco dining by candlelight. It’s bohemian perfection crafted by Bash Please, with florals by Sweet Marie Designs and photography by Christian Cruz For Max & Friends. Click here for the full gorgeous affair.

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From The Bride…As soon as James and I got engaged, we agreed on the one major detail of our wedding – that it would be a mini-vacation for all who attended. With this in mind, we set forth to find the perfect church as we felt that our marriage would be the cornerstone for our intimate wedding. We drove up the Pacific Coast, stopping in Malibu and Santa Barbara before having our breath taken away by the majestic beauty and tradition of the Carmel Mission and the city of Carmel. From that point on, we knew that we wanted Bash, Please to help us make our dream weekend a reality after having attended and being captivated by their creative mindset at their wildly popular Cream Event. Upon meeting Melissa and later Sydney, we imparted our desire to make every detail of our wedding weekend, bespoke.

We knew that a Fall wedding would lend itself well to all that Carmel had to offer as well as our love of hearty food, deep, rich colors, and the crispness or air that only a perfect Fall day could bring. We wanted a celebration that was unique yet approachable, where our guests felt comfortable and happy and were able to experience elements they maybe hadn’t experienced before. We knew upon meeting each of the creative, talented vendors that it was a match from the start. Alise made sure that our flowers were rich, vibrant and unique (and surprised me with out of season peonies in my bouquet!). Pharmacie made sure that guests were able to partake in uniquely curated cocktails. Our photographers – Christian and Reinna, were such a dream to work with, they captured our day beautifully and made it a seamless effort. A Chef by trade, James oversaw all of the culinary details for the weekend. From the salmon tartarecones with cilantro caviar to the mini candy crab apples that circulated during the dance, it was one unforgettable meal. Steve and his team exemplified the term “a restaurant without walls.” We wanted each dining experience to truly stand out with unexpected little touches like the vintage Absinthe Cart making rounds at the rehearsal dinner to the “roomforty campfire” deconstructed s’mores and mini candied crab apples passed during our first dance. The private residence we selected for our celebration overlooked the Ocean. We knew that our guests would drive up the long and windy Point Lobos Ridge road not knowing what to expect when they got to the top.

The big reveal on our big day, was one of the best surprises of the weekend! Clouds hung low above the patio, and every guest expressed at some point “We are dining above the clouds!” Indeed we were floating in the clouds, not only then but during the entire weekend. An unforgettable marriage and wedding – indeed.

Photography: Christian Cruz For Max & Friends | Floral Design: Sweet Marie Designs | Cake: Susie Cakes | Invitations: Pitbulls And Posies | Ceremony Venue: Carmel Mission Basilica | Reception Venue: Point Lobos Ridge Estate | Catering: Roomforty | Cocktails/Bar Services: Pharmacie | Coordination & Event Design: Bash Please | Day-of Paper Design: Bash Please | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Save The Date Design: Lauren Spencer King | Special Tabletop Decor: Casa De Perrin

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Weddings are memorable experiences involving two people in love, coming together and living their lives together. However, sometimes your wedding can turn into a nightmare. With the tips in this article, you can have a dream-come-true wedding.

Rehearse your walk in advance of the big day. Practice at your wedding venue, so you can see if the flooring works well with your footwear. Your overall flow will be far smoother for your big day.

Set a date outside of the wedding season. This would be sometime that is not between May and September. Venues are usually more expensive then. If you still want to have your wedding during this time, be sure to make all your arrangements well in advance so you receive the best possible deal.

Practice your walk for your wedding day. Make sure that you do this at the actual site of the wedding, as you will want to test out the floor with the shoes you are going to wear. It can also better the flow when the actual wedding takes place.

TIP! One thing you need to think about during the wedding planning process is what alcohol will be served, and how much you want to spend on it. If you have an open bar that is available for long intervals of time, the bill can run up really hard really fast.

One way you can cut hundreds of dollars from your wedding budget is by purchasing your wedding gown online. However, make sure you do this early enough that there is time to make any needed alteration to the gown. I spent $100 on the gown I purchased for my wedding, but spent another $200 for altering it. Make sure the additional costs are allowed for in the budget.

If you are hoping to wear some special jewelry of your wedding day but only have a limited amount of money left in your budget, consider renting some diamond pieces. This gives you that dazzling look you are seeking for a fraction of the cost, which allows you to stay well within your budget.

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Your wedding photos are of the utmost important, since you will view them forever. It would be wise to spend a few more dollars and employ a professional photographer to perfectly capture these once-in-a-lifetime images.

TIP! When choosing your makeup artist, make certain to review portfolios of their work. Evaluate the makeup artist’s techniques.

When choosing a makeup artist, look at their past work. Are you impressed with their style? Make sure you love it. You don’t want to discover right before the wedding that you do not like the way your makeup artist does things.

If you feel as though it is wasteful to pay hundreds of dollars for a cake that will have a lot left over, consider a smaller bakery to create a smaller cake that will cost less and be more personal. Some bakeries will even ship fresh cupcakes with fewer than 100 calories per serving as well as healthy options like gluten-free ingredients, fruit-filling instead of frosting, no-calorie sweeteners, or even tart meringue toppings.

For any stylish and fashion forward bride, there is always the option to add some flare to a bouquet with a splash of diamonds, rhinestones or Swarovski crystals. All this requires is some heat-fixed crystals or adhesive, small costume jewelry pieces, or an heirloom piece. To create a cohesive look, be sure that the colors, cut, and the size of any stones you use match or compliment each other.

Be sure the disc jockey you employ for your reception knows which songs you want and which sorts of songs you do not want. Perhaps it’s heavy metal, country music or special music from an ex. Let the DJ know to avoid any cringe-worthy moments at your wedding!

TIP! When asking friends or family to come to a destination wedding, you may want to ask them to stay around for your honeymoon too. This will help with the monetary aspect of your trip.

Try to practice walking down your aisle before a mirror that is full-length to see what you’re doing, especially if you plan on wearing heels. If you think you might twist your ankle, wear nice flats instead. Having footwear that is less sexy but will keep you from falling is an easy decision to make.

If you are having a destination wedding, a good gift to get your guests is a basket filled with vacation goodies sent to their room. Have items in them like disposable cameras, hats, sunglasses and tourist maps of the exciting places that they can visit. Also make sure you include a local restaurant guide that makes it simple for them to grab a bite to eat.

Individual centerpieces at each table can quickly add up to a big expense, unless you keep them simple. Even though ornate centerpieces are very pretty, there is beauty in simple designs as well. People will find it easier to converse across the table without a huge centerpiece getting in their way.

Make sure the lights at the venue are on a dimmer switch. Although this may seem trivial, you want the option of having a low-light setting during your first dance and a more brighter setting for the rest of the celebration. Ask the prospective venue about it, before choosing.

TIP! Don’t take your dress home right after buying it. When you put it in your personal closet, it may get stained or wrinkled.

You will enjoy marrying the person you love. This will help ensure you have a wonderful wedding. You can plan the perfect wedding using this advice.