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Gold Great Gatsby Wedding Ideas


It’s international Saturday… woop!

Today we are in the US for some super beautiful wedding inspiration.

I only recently had the chance to watch The Great Gatsby and I have to say I was blown away by the opulence and glamour of the film. Here I  have to share with you some delightful imagery from a shoot inspired by The Great Gatsby and I just adore the styling and sparkle of these photographs.

Huge thanks goes to Kimbry Studios for sharing their wonderful images with us today.


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Headdress | Vintage Headdress 

Bracelets | KP Bracelets

MUA | Gentri Lee

Macarons | Siene Macaron

Design/Print | Anthology Print

Photography | Kimbry Studios

Styling | Ivory Studios

Doberman | Black Diamond Dobermans


Wow so glamorous.

Thanks so very much for sharing everyone :-) XOXO Lou

8 Ways to Spend Less for a Wedding | Apartment Therapy

I’m getting married in October, and my fiance and I are wholly dedicated to making sure we don’t begin our marriage with debt. That means being realistic about what we can afford to spend to host our friends and families at our wedding, and then sticking to the budget religiously. By being honest about our finances and figuring out the kind of bash we want to have (casual and easy-going, with great food and lots of beer), we’ve found that there are lots of ways to save money on what would otherwise be a very expensive day. Here are some of our best money-saving tips.

Decide Where to Splurge.

Without a Kimye-sized wedding budget, you already know you’ll have to cut back on a lot. But you don’t have to cut back on everything. If having great photos is a high priority, don’t settle for an ameteur photographer (your uncle’s buddy’s daughter might be an untapped talent waiting to be discovered, but probably not). Splurge on the photog you want, then spend less (or nothing at all) on something you don’t care as much about.

Recruit Friends.

For those areas of the wedding that aren’t as important to you, ask friends for their help. Is your future sister-in-law super organized by nature? Ask her to help coordinate on the day of the wedding. We’re skipping on hiring a professional florist, and instead asking the bridesmaids to help put together their bouquets and some centerpieces the morning of the wedding. For anything you DIY, do lots of research for online tutorials. If you can’t tackle it in advance, consider doing a small practice run a month or so before your big day.

Limit Your Head Count (and Maybe the Wedding Party Too).

The easiest way to shrink the bottom line of a wedding is to limit the guest list. A larger head count will mean you spend more on food and drinks, but there are other areas where you can save by limiting the guest list, like chair rentals and wedding favors. Consider, too, shrinking the bridal party if you can swing it. Fewer bridesmaids and groomsmen mean fewer bouquets, bouttonieres and wedding party gifts.

Location, Location, Location.

City weddings set against a nighttime skyline are stunning, but they also carry a heavy price tag. Venturing out to a small town nearby for your bash will yield a significant savings on the venue and catering — the two largest expenses in most weddings.

Step Outside of Wedding Season.

The most popular times for weddings are Saturdays from April to October, and wedding vendors know it. Many venues charge less for events on Fridays and Sundays and during the winter months. Your other vendors and talent, like caterers, bartenders or makeup artists, may have a lower minimum spend or require smaller time commitment for off-day weddings, too.

Go Big and Buy (or Rent) Less.

You can save a bit on flowers for bouquets and centerpieces by choosing big buds — large blooms visually go further, so you can get the same impact from fewer stems. The “go big” maxim can apply to other wedding details too, like cupcakes, ceremony benches or wedding programs (set up an oversized itinerary at the entrance to your ceremony and skip on the personal printouts).

Get On the List.

At the start of your engagement, sign up for a free email address just for wedding planning. Use it to enter contests and sign up for email lists with bridal expos, websites and potential vendors to find coupons and discounts. You can also sign up for deal sites like Groupon, Living Social or Loccly with your wedding email (so many photo booth deals, you guys). Then when the big day is behind you, trash it to protect your personal inbox from junk mail.

Rent, Borrow & Buy Used.

Attire is one spot where it’s convenient to borrow or rent. Men’s suits and tuxes can be rented from a local suit shop, and Rent the Runway is a great option for bridesmaid dresses, jewelry, veils and other accessories. Soon, you’ll even be able rent a wedding gown from the site Borrowing Magnolia. If you want to hang on to your dress after the day is done, consider a buying a pre-owned dress from a local bridal consignment shop or online from a site like Once Wed. In addition to attire, you can often find wedding decorations and other details for sale from former brides and grooms on sites like Tradesy and the wedding classifieds on The Knot, Ruffled, and Weddingbee.

(Image credits: Phaendin/Shutterstock; karelnoppe/Shutterstock; The Paper Walrus / Etsy)

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Cara Delevingne looks lovely as she enjoys dinner during her sister Poppy‘s second wedding ceremony to James Cook on Sunday (May 25) in Marrakesh, Morocco.

The 21-year-old model served as a bridesmaid during the first wedding earlier in the month in London, England.

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“Thank you THANK YOU loveliest people, for all your wonderful wedding messages #DingDong #OneLuckyDuck #ChanelWeddingDress #WasItAllaDream,” Poppy recently tweeted.

Earlier in the week, Cara hit the red carpet at the The Search premiere during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.

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Cottage Country Reflections: What a wonderful wedding – the videos

My son was married in Surrey, BC. I created a number of videos, here they are on my channel. The thumbnails are below. Who doesn’t like a great wedding?

Wedding at the Tampa Garden Club: Anna Colleen and Joseph …

Colleen and Joe had a really sweet proposal story so we knew their wedding day would be one of romance and emotion.  Natalie of Burkle Events was the wedding coordinator and was there to make sure the day was wonderful for this awesome couple!

Colleen started her day with KyleLynn Weddings for her hair and makeup.  After getting ready, she went to Curtis Hixon Park for her first look with Joe.  It was a rainy day but that is supposed to be good luck on a wedding day!  After pictures under covered areas and with umbrellas, the couple headed to the Tampa Garden Club for the ceremony.  By the time they exchanged vows as husband and wife, the rain had stopped and they had their family pictures outside.  Colleen and Joe had the super yummy Jimmy Meatballs food truck there for guests to enjoy before going inside for dinner made by Delectables Fine Catering.

The party at the reception included a photo booth by Memorable Event Pics and Solutions, music from DJ Wood, and giant sunglasses and silly hats for fun.  The night ended with a sparkler departure and a few more after dark bride and groom pictures.

Congratulations Colleen and Joe!  You had a wonderful wedding and we hope California was a blast!

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Wonderful wedding at Eurovision 2014 Copenhagen – Interview Firelight Malta

'Modern Family' Season 5 Finale Recap – Mitchell and Cameron's …

ERIC STONESTREET, JESSE TYLER FERGUSON, JULIE BOWENThough it takes four tries, Cam and Mitch become legal spouses at last during Wednesday’s Modern Family season finale — and here’s how it all goes down (the aisle).

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• The day’s problems begin when the encroaching wildfire caused Mitch, Cam and their guests to quickly relocate — via school bus — to a venue that miraculously opened up in time. But when Sal’s water broke, causing her stymied new guy to escort her to the hospital, the guys were without an officiant… until Phil, who’d secretly gotten ordained online, stepped up to take her place.

• After hearing Haley describe Andy’s situation with his less-than-loving girlfriend, Alex realizes that her sister has feelings for the manny. Though she denies any emotional attachement, Haley stops by the coffee shop where he’s still waiting for a delayed flight and lets him know that he deserves better. He later calls to see if she meant that he deserved her, and off a warning from Alex not to toy with Andy’s heart, Haley says she merely meant that he should be happy with whomever he chooses. So Andy, who unbeknownst to Haley is outside in a cab, drives off instead. (Sad face!)

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• Back at the new venue, all is well until the couple that originally reserved the hall reunites and demands use of the space they paid for. So the entire shebang moves to Cam and Mitch’s place, where the guests are crammed into every nook and everything is so threadbare that the guys decide to call it all off. But just as they’re about to announce to the crowd that the day is kaput, Jay — whom Mitchell had thought was staging a passive-aggressive protest to the proceedings — steps up to save it all: He’s arranged for a lovely ceremony at his golf club.

• Jay walks Mitchell down the aisle, touching his son, and Cam’s folks do the same. So with Phil presiding, the two are married. Kisses, tears, joy!

What did you think of the finale? Did you enjoy the Luke-and-Manny-as-a-married-couple side plot? Was the wedding everything you’d hoped? Grade the episode via the poll below, then elaborate in the comments!

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Laura & Michael's blue winter wedding in Brooklyn – Offbeat Bride

The Offbeat Bride: Laura, Business Manager

Her offbeat partner: Michael, TV Producer

Date and location of wedding: reBar, Brooklyn, NY — December 8, 2013

Our offbeat wedding at a glance: Our wedding philosophy was that if you give people food, booze, and some good music to dance to, they’ll have a good time. We also wanted to keep the planning as stress-free as possible. We started by finding a venue that did a lot of the work for us, reBar (now closed) in Brooklyn. They provided the space, the food, the bar, the DJ, flowers, and candles — plus, it was open seating. If we’d wanted to, we could have limited our involvement to inviting people, finding an officiant, and showing up!



With so much taken care of for us, we were able to do some fun side projects. I handmade my bouquet and Michael’s boutonniere. Michael created a website for us, including a slideshow of our awkward teenage pictures. My mom planted and grew 100+ succulents, and my sister made “L&M” flags to stick in the pots. The plants did double duty as decor/favors. We didn’t have bridesmaids or groomsmen, and I did my own hair and makeup. We tried not to over-think things.




131208_LauraMichael_0322Tell us about the ceremony:
We wanted to keep our ceremony short, not too sentimental, and secular — but it was important to some family members that the ceremony include the Jewish tradition of breaking a glass. We struggled with how to include it in a way we were comfortable with, but finally thought of a way to frame it so it was more about tradition than religion. We passed the idea by the interested parties to make sure no one would be offended, and luckily, they thought it was hilarious. Here’s what we had our officiant say:

Today, Laura and Michael’s families come together on this chilly December morning here in Brooklyn. Almost forty years ago, Michael’s parents exchanged vows in a Philadelphia synagogue on a snowy March evening. And a few years later, Laura’s parents were married in a backyard on a sunny August morning, had a potluck, and played croquet.

To celebrate the families that have helped shape them, to honor tradition , and because smashing things is fun, Michael will now perform the Jewish custom of breaking a glass – but he will do it with a croquet mallet.




Our biggest challenge:
It turns out, if you take a standard wedding ceremony and remove everything trite, sentimental, or religious, you wind up with a blank document. It was a huge struggle to build the right words from scratch, and we were still making tweaks the night before. But people laughed in the right places, got teary when I got teary, and if anyone didn’t like it… well, they only had to suffer through it for four-and-a-half minutes!



My favorite moment:
My sister and her boyfriend prepared a ukelele/harmonica duet of the Magnetic Fields “Book of Love,” and both of our fathers gave lovely toasts. We loved those moments.



My funniest moment:
Years ago, Michael made a “Cake Inspector” shirt for one of his high school friends. As soon as our wedding cake rolled out, this friend unbuttoned his shirt and struck a pose: he’d come prepared. Luckily, the cake passed inspection.




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Enough talk — show me the wedding porn!