Jessica McElhatton

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Wedding Planning 101 – A Guide to Wedding Gift Registries

First Dance Songs: Slow And Weepy

This is a paid post from an APW sponsor.<p>When I was a little kid I was doggedly unsentimental. I remember seeing <i>Titanic</i> for the first time in middle …

35 Ways to Enhance Your Wedding Day

First off, congratulations. You're engaged and now you and your husband or wife-to-be can start preparing for what should be the happiest day of your lives.<p>If you're planning to organize your own wedding day then you've got a thrilling, if slightly nerve-wracking, few months ahead. Unfortunately, …

Bridal Shower Ideas That Are Refreshing And Modern

<b>By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly</b><p>Bridal showers are a pre-wedding tradition, but if you ask us, it's a tradition that could use some shaking up. Brides often find them awkward (do you act surprised as you open gifts everyone knows you registered for!?) and many guests find them boring (most adults do …

3 Things You DON'T Need at Your Wedding. Ditch 'Em and Save Yourself Some Major Cash

Some guests REALLY don't need the free champagne!<p>There are some things that are so present at every wedding, it's easy to forget that we don't NEED, say, a garter toss to make our marriage official. Here are three nonessentials you can easily ditch to create a little wiggle room in your wedding …

Sponsored Post: DigitalRoom + Tips for Creating Your Wedding Invitations - Southern Weddings

Happy Friday, y’all! Today we’re talking pretty paper + invitations (one of my very favorite topics of conversation)! There are so many crazy …

How To Create Your Wedding Seating Chart

The wedding seating chart is one of those last-minute parts of planning that can surprise you with how hard (and time consuming) it is. So I’m here …

Southern Weddings Weekly Round-Up - Southern Weddings

Happy August, friends! We hope you’re already enjoying this brand new month–between starting to receive V6 shoot pictures (so much prettiness, …

Dreamy Dresses for a Beach-Bound Bride

Picture yourself walking down the aisle to the sound of crashing waves and the ocean breeze blowing through your veil? You've come to the right place -- these light and airy wedding dresses are fit for a beach goddess!<p>But not every seaside celebration is created equal: Consider the destination …

The Biggest Wedding Budget Mistakes

Warning: budget hazards ahead! Here, the most common wedding-spending pitfalls and surefire ways to avoid them.<p><i>Photo Credit: Bill Blakey Photography</i><p><b>1. Lack of Budget Priorities</b><p>Yeah, yeah, yeah, you don’t want to think priorities; you want to revel in dreams! Sorry, sister -- if you don’t wake up, …

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Wedding Party<p>How to Get Your Wedding Party Photos Done Super Quickly<p>Don’t waste your precious time rounding up tipsy bridesmaids.<p>Flower Arrangements<p>A …

Bohemian Inspiration from Jessamyn Harris + Daisy Rose Floral Design

From Jessamyn Harris... <i>Daisy Rose (such a wonderful name for a florist!) and I wanted to put together an inspiration shoot that felt styled but</i> …

94 Stellar Wedding Ideas + 5 Totally Awesome Real Weddings = Oodles and Oodles of Wedding Inspiration

<b>94 Stellar Wedding Ideas</b><p>Follow these <b>3</b> steps to style a wedding-worthy sock bun. (No, really!) —Merci<p>Or these <b>6</b> steps to a chic, rolled chignon. —Camille Styles<p>Serve on of these <b>15</b> delish ice cream sandwiches at your wedding in lieu of (or alongside) wedding cake. —Huffington Post<p>Score your wedding …