So You’re Engaged…Now What?

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Congratulations on your engagement!  This is definitely an exciting milestone in your life, and your mind is probably going a mile a minute.  But now that you and your fiance have sealed the deal, what’s next?  Here are my top 10 pieces of advice for the newly-engaged couple. Continue reading

2015 Bridal Trend: Crop Top Wedding Dresses

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Theia

Crop Tops!

Stylish.

Fresh.

A fairly new concept for the wedding world. Continue reading

2015 Bridal Trends: Muted Monochromatic

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Have I mentioned that I’m slightly obsessed with 2015 trends?  Not only am I seeing a rise in elegant, British-inspired affairs and off-the-shoulder gowns that scream romance (….my need to bring Pride & Prejudice to life is growing immensely), but the popular color palettes of 2014 — which featured pops of bright colors — are being toned down and refined into muted, monochromatic selections. Continue reading

2015 Bridal Trends: Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Dresses

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Le Spose di Gio

The 2015 bridal runways were overtaken by a revival of romance.  Dresses featured layer upon layer of tulle, exquisite lace, detailed beadwork, soft gray and blue colorations, and so many more small yet statement-making details.  One of my personal favorite trends from the 2015 runway was the off-the-shoulder neckline.  There’s something so romantic, and subtly sultry, about showing off a little shoulder.  It gives off just the right amount of “va va voom” without overdoing it. Continue reading

WAID Holiday Party Prep: Final Decor and Budget Overview

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To finish off the year and my slew of holiday-specific posts, I’d love to share my photos from the holiday gathering I had with my girls.  I put my own advice into practice and selected affordable decor pieces, budget-friendly food options, and made sure to repurpose holiday and event trinkets I already owned.  The end product was a festive event that set a calm, cozy mood and provided an endless amount of treats and season-inspired drinks for my guests to enjoy.  In terms of budget, I stuck to my goal and only spent $158.90 for the whole event– I splurged a bit for this amazing, gold velvet I used as an accent texture in my fabric backdrop (…only $8.90 over!). Continue reading

WAID Holiday Party Prep: Holiday Fabric Backdrop

Holiday Fabric Backdrop

Here at With An I Do, we’ve had a little fun with the holidays and created a holiday fabric backdrop inspired by a woodland-themed occasion.  This is a perfect focal piece to feature behind design elements like your appetizer display or your gift table. Continue reading

WAID Holiday Party Prep Part 2: Festive Food Selections

Holiday Party Pizzas

A party isn’t a party without a great food selection.  Whether you choose to throw a cocktail affair or a five course meal, variety is key.  To continue our holiday series, I am going to dig into the menu portion of my party planning process and show you how to have a wide variety of options, while still sticking to our overall $100 to $150 total party budget. Continue reading

Spring 2015 Ball Gowns

A new year right around the corner means an influx of new, Spring wedding dress trends.  Our focus for this post is on the ball gowns of the new season. These looks bring the glam and “princess” feel many brides desire, but they definitely have a more relaxed vibe — these designers placed comfort and movement at the forefront.

 

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Reem Acra

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2015 Wedding Sneak Peek: Spring Color Palettes

The quickly approaching New Year means a new array of colors for weddings in 2015.  These new combinations are gorgeous!

Below are a few of the popular wedding palettes for Spring 2015:

  • Navy, Cream, and a Blush
  • Purple and Yellow
  • Royal Blue, Kelly Green, and Tan
  • Pink, Khaki, and Gray
  • Shades of Brown with Ivory
  • Sage, Sandalwood, and Tan
  • Sangria, Silver, and Lavender
  • Periwinkle, Tan, and Peach
  • Gold, White, and Burgundy
  • Coral, Peach, and Powder Blue

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WAID Holiday Party Prep Part 1: Festive Beverages

Holiday Centerpieces

The holidays are approaching quickly and if you’re anything like me, you’re already making plans for your annual event.  I love a good party — tons of food, striking decor, adorable gifts for the guests, and unforgettable memories with loved ones.  As I’m sure you’re aware, these items can add up and do so QUICKLY.  After stressing about party funds for a couple of years in a row, I’ve finally figured out how to throw a great holiday bash without breaking the bank. Continue reading