Floral Wedding Robes, Bridesmaid Dresses + More


Today’s photo shoot is brought to us by a talented team of wedding professionals who used the new looks for brides and bridesmaids by Plum Pretty Sugar to create a wedding day that must have been a great time for all the gals!  From sexy rompers to floral print wedding robes perfect for getting ready with your maids in your bridal suite, they’ve got you covered for before and after the big day!  But now Plum Pretty Sugar also has PPS Couture, a collection of pretty silhouettes, in four different prints, that work well as a bridesmaid dress collection or even a destination wedding or rehearsal dinner look.  For a rustic elegant wedding or a day getting ready with your gal pals, you’ll love these styles by Plum Pretty Sugar!

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Photo Shoot Team: Event Design – Elizabeth Anne Designs and Coastal Bride for Aisle Society | Attire – Plum Pretty Sugar | Photography – Kelly Sauer | Floral – SYG Designs | Venues – Legare Waring House, Cannon Green, Zero George Street | Hair – Wedding Hair by Charlotte | Makeup – Pamela Lesch Makeup | Gown – Modern Trousseau | Jewelry – Susie Saltzman | Headpieces – Brides and Hairpins | Clutch and Shoes – Kate Spade | Suit – Berlin’s Clothing | Models – Taryn Berger, Venita Aspen, Elizabeth Cochran, Molly Rhyne, Natalie Taylor Humphrey, Greg Keys


Destination Wedding Finds on Etsy

We love all the handmade goodies over on Etsy, many of which make great accents and details at a destination wedding.  We found a few of our favorites this week with great buys for your to pack up for your big day aboard!  Check out these gifts, favors, and fun ideas for your destination wedding, all found and available to buy over on Etsy (see photo credits for specific shops).  Happy shopping travelers!

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{Photos: Straws: PaperTrailbyLauraB, Mug: MJsBridalSupport, Print: MarshmallowInkLLC, Food Picks: MooseCreations, Sack: BeCollective, Flask: LiquidCourage, Invitation: BettyLuPaperie}


A Holiday Gift to You from Appy Couple

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Happy Holidays friends and fellow travelers!  We hope you’re enjoying the holiday season with your loved ones and loving fiances!

Our friends from Appy Couple, the wedding website and app company, has a gift for our readers this holiday! Simply shop for your wedding website or destination wedding website and save, when you checkout using PROMO CODE BB25.  Merry Merry!

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With over 500+ wedding website templates and designs (that are super easy to update and adjust to your event), we’re sure you’ll find something you love and you’ll get to save too!  We hope you have a happy holiday season and enjoy some shopping on us over at Appy Couple.  No matter how big or small your purchase, just use PROMO CODE BB25 at checkout to save!

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Destination Wedding Welcome Bag Ideas from Engage!15

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Today we’re kicking off our coverage of the wedding industry bi-annual event, Engage!15, which just wrapped up at the Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World.  To say I’m a fan of Disney (and Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings) is a major understatement, as is to say I’m a fan of Engage and all the incredible wedding ideas that spark from this event.  So today we’re sharing the swag!  That’s right, a collection of inventive wedding gifts, wedding favors, and destination wedding welcome bag ideas that just might be perfect for your big day – at Disney World or elsewhere around the world!

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The collection is created and curated by the talented team at Gifts for the Good Life.  They work with Engage!15 to create a color palette, custom product line, and custom labeled or branded goodies to go in our welcome bags.  And their ideas are endless!

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This year’s theme was in part Disney-inspired and a pretty palette of blue and white (with touches of Mickey and Minnie) that could be spotted throughout.

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From feet savers to pashminas to keep guests comfortable, take a look at all the great ideas that you can use for your own destination wedding!

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My personal favorite?  A turndown gift back in our hotel rooms late after the event had ended – sugar cookies by Sweet Three Treats in an Alice in Wonderland theme, to match the party we had just come from.  How cute!

Stay tuned for more destination wedding ideas from Engage!15 coming to you tomorrow!

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Photographers: Love Life Images, Garrett Nudd, Laura DeCarlo, C10 Studios, Carla Ten Eyck


Destination Wedding Welcome Bags from Engage!15: Nizuc

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We’re back with more destination wedding inspiration from Engage!15: Nizuc in Cancun, Mexico where we got to see what’s hot for weddings around the world, right down to the perfect destination wedding welcome bag.  (If you missed the amazing beach wedding party yesterday, be sure to check it out here.)

Each year, the team from Engage collaborates with Gifts for the Good Life to create a massive amount of swag for the guests and attendees.  This year, the theme was designed around the resort, one with a black and gold color palette and a nod to the ancient Mayan civilization.  Guests got to select their style of tote and then fill it accordingly with goodies that fit them best!

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Then each night during turndown service, additional thank you gifts and notes were left in each guest’s room to surprise them when they returned home from dinner!

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Even the trays used during the parties matched the style perfectly!

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You certainly don’t have to gift your guests this much product when they arrive at your destination wedding, but even one gift at night on their pillow or a small tote filled with useful items on arrival will go a long way in making a lasting impression for your audience.  Show them how thankful you are through swag!

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Photography by: Carla Ten Eyck, C10 Studios, Love Life Images, John Cain Photography, Tammy Swales Studio

Swag/Gift Products by: Gifts for the Good Life