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The talented Amy Meyerott Photography styled and photographed this e-session with Danielle and Justin in Forest Park early this spring. Amy spotted the perfect secluded spot in the park complete with a bottle of wine, Kate Spade stemware and the most romantic sunset for this gorgeous couple.

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From the Photographer:

We are absolutely smitten with Danielle and Justin. They are the kind of couple you want with you on a bad day. They just make me so happy. They each have wonderful personalities and you can just see their love for one another every time their eyes meet. Justin is in absolute awe of her. He is the kind of guy who isn’t afraid to let the world know how much he loves her. Danielle has the same feelings towards him. She is his encourager, supporter, and kind heart by his side. When stylizing their shoot, we kept the thought of their September wedding at Chandler Hill Vineyards in mind. The pastel color palette was just perfect for the early spring light… I couldn’t resist letting it pour into my lens.

Monograms are chic and preppy and the perfect addition to any aspect of your wedding day. Monograms are especially fun on wedding day because the bride gets to begin using her new monogram and what better time to start? Not only can monograms be used as decor throughout the ceremony and reception or on stationery pieces, but monograms also make great gifts for the bridesmaids and groomsmen too. Monograms are also great to incorporate into a bridal shower.  Not to mention, there are so many different ways you can make a monogram your own (not just with your letters) but by various different styles and placements. Here are a few fabulous ways to incorporate monograms into your every aspect of your wedding day!

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Katelyn James Photography

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KT Merry via Inspired by This

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Antiquaria via Burnett’s Boards

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Kelly Hornberger via Southern Weddings

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Bloom Designs via Hostess with the Mostess

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Shannon Cronin Photography via Project Wedding

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Kaitie Bryant Photography via Style Me Pretty

 

Flowers are an intricate part of every wedding day from the bridal and bridesmaids bouquets to the boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen to the ceremony decor and reception centerpieces. There are so many different combinations that can be done with flowers to set the perfect mood for your special day, but lately, pink peonies have been blooming just about everywhere, and I love the elegant touch they add to any bouquet. Take a look at these gorgeous shades of pink peonies.

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Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty

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DelbarrMoradi via Wedding Chicks

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BRAEDON PHOTOGRAPHY via Ruffled Blog

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One and Only Paris Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs

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Kristin Vining via Style Me Pretty

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Simply Bloom Photography, LLC via Style Me Pretty

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Tara Donne via Real Simple

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The Nichols via Elizabeth Anne Designs

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Braedon Flynn via Inspired by This

I am seeing the glow of marquee signs in a lot of weddings as of late, and I love the detail they bring to the table. These are perfect as a backdrop, an addition to a bar or sweets table or with your new monogram or new last name. How would you love to see a marquee sign incorporated into your wedding day? Here are a few fun ideas to take a look at!

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Elisabeth Carol Photography! via Wedding Chicks

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ALLY MICHELE PHOTOGRAPHY via Ruffled Blog

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Stephanie Rose Photography

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Birds of a Feather Photography via Inspired by This

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CarolineRo via Ruffled Blog

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Erin Forehand Photography via Ruffled Blog

Stationery is an important aspect of a wedding from save the dates to invitations to ceremony programs to menus. With spring just about here, these pretty floral stationery pieces are making their way into inboxes all around the globe. Here’s a peak at a few favorite uses of floral patterns and designs on wedding day invites and stationery. Take a look!

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Adrienne Gunde Photography via Style Me Pretty

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Michaela Noelle via Anastasia Marie Cards

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Kat Willson Photography via Ruffled Blog

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Katie Stoops Photography via Wedding Chicks

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Love Me Do via Ruffled Blog

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Shannon Kirsten

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Lisa Lefkowitz via Rue Mag

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Nessa K Photography via Ruffled Blog

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Becca Rillo Photography via Love and Lavender

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Wedding Chicks

 

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Emily Steffen via Wedding Chicks

Statement jewelry pieces, especially necklaces in particular, are popular right now, both down the aisle and in day-to-day life. Think Bauble Bar, J. Crew, Kate Spade…Jewelry for your wedding day doesn’t necessarily need to be elegant and dainty, but it  can match your style, or that of your wedding party. Don’t be afraid to accentuate your gown or your bridesmaids dresses with something fun, bold and bright. Why not wear a big, fun piece as the bride (during the reception perhaps if you want to keep it simple and more traditional during the ceremony?) or let the bridesmaids each pick a fun piece that matches their personality? Or even let your maid or matron of honor have a fun, special piece just for her to stand out. There is a lot of fun that can be had with jewelry to add a bit of color or personality to your wedding day. Have fun playing around with different options. Here are a few favorites!

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K Stone Photography via Rustic Wedding Chic

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Courtney Bowlden Photography via Wedding Chicks

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Lani Elias Fine Art Photography via Style Me Pretty

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Bryce Covey Photography via Style Me Pretty

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Matt Johnson Photography via Style Me Pretty

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Anna Routh Photo via Southern Weddings

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Heather Cook Elliott Photography via Style Me Pretty

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Hello Studios via Ruffled Blog

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Michelle Sullivan Photography via Style Me Pretty

With the start of spring just right around the corner (finally!), there is something so fresh and fulfilling about the sight of crisp black and white stripes whether it be used in the ribbon of your floral bouquet, on a table runner, a bow tie or other table linens, the look of the black and white stripes is so classic and beautiful. Here are a few of my favorite uses of the classic take on black and white stripes.

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Matt and Julie Weddings via Ruffled Blog

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EP Love via Green Wedding Shoes

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Ryan Ray Photography via Style Me Pretty

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Anna Elizabeth Cakes via Cakes Decor

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Hazelnut Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs

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Justin Lee via Hostess with the Mostess

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Stephanie Saul Photography via Bridal Musings

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Taylor Lord Photography via Style Me Pretty

 

Gold makes a beautiful accent to just about anything, but cake? Even better! Take a look at some of these beautiful ways to incorporate gold into your wedding cake and desserts to make them look almost too good to eat (but don’t worry, they’ll still taste great too). Enjoy!

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Mark Brooke Photography & Mathieu Photo via Wedding Chicks

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Weddings by Scott and Dana via Ruffled Blog

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Graeme Sharkey via A Blissful Nest

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Flutter Glass Photography via 100 Layer Cake

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Connie Lyu via Elizabeth Anne Designs

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Brosnan Photographic via Grey Likes Weddings

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Judy Pak Photography via The Knot Blog

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Jen Huang Photography via Lael Cakes

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Ruffled Blog

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Ruth Eileen Photography via Style Me Pretty

 

Although I’m sure many of us have spring and summer on our minds with the way this  crazy Midwest winter has been, this cold, icy day has me thinking about hot chocolate. What better treat after the ceremony or at the end of the reception than a hot chocolate bar complete with marshmallows and mint flavored candy sticks (or even consider including  coffee or cookies!) to warm you (and your guests) up during your winter wedding? Hot chocolate isn’t just for the holiday season. We’ve just got a few weeks left of this cold season, so we might as well embrace it, right? Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and these pretty hot chocolate bar ideas below.

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Brinton Studios via Style Me Pretty

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Birdsong Photography via Polka Dot Bride

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Hostess with the Mostess

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Ariel Renae Photography via The Knot Blog

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Green Wedding Shoes

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Benjamin Edwards via BridalHood

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Harwell Photography via Style Me Pretty

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Rachel Peters Photography via 100 Layer Cake

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Paige Alisa Photography

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Angela Fortin Snyder Photography

 

February is here, and February is also known as the month of love. Valentine’s Day is this week, and we’ve got lots of pink and red and love inspired ideas to share with you! Of course weddings and engagements are already inspired by love, but Valentine’s Day has a way of making love seem extra special and stand out just a little bit more. Here are a few of my favorite red, pink and heart inspired trends to consider for your engagement sessions, bridal showers and wedding days. Enjoy!

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Elizabeth in Love via Style Me Pretty

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Mia Dee Photograph via Confetti Daydreams

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Katelyn James Photography via Ruffled Blog

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Zac Wolf Photography via Style Me Pretty

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Dasha Caffrey via Wedding Chicks

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Gabriel Ryan via Green Wedding Shoes

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Betwixt Studio via Style Unveiled

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White Loft Studio via Ruffled Blog

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Francesco Brunello Studio Fotografando via Wedding Chicks

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Modern Moments Designs via Hostess with the Mostess

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Christa Kimble Photography via Wedding Chicks