Including Your Dog in Your Wedding

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As you’re planning the biggest day of your life, your start to list off all the important people that you want involved in your big day. Your mom, your sister, brother, groom, but what about your dog. That sweet little pup of yours has been a part of your and your fiancé’s life, so why not include them into your wedding plan. Here’s our list of tips for incorporating your dog into your wedding day.

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    • Dress Them Up!
      • You & your wedding party are all dressed in your very best, so why not include your dog in on all the fun. Your guests will be certain to ooh and ah over a sweet pup in wedding attire on your big day. There are so many looks to choose from when it comes to dog special occasion, really your imagination is the limit. We love seeing a traditional bowtie for a dressed up dog, or if you’re looking for something a little dressier you can choose a collared shirt or white dress for your dog.Jenni Woods Photography 2014-17
    • Give Them a Job!
      • A busy dog is a happy dog. And on your wedding day this couldn’t be truer. Depending on the temperament of your dog, you might decide to entrust them with some big task, like being your ring bearer, or if they’re a little more shy have them be a part of the reception so they can enjoy a couple belly rubs while letting loose. You might look into brushing your pooch up on their obedience before the big day, because you want them to be on their best behavior.

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  • Strike a Pose!
      • Having your dog take part in your wedding is such a sweet notion that you will certainly want to have images to remember the day by forever. Most dogs aren’t too keen on sitting in one spot for more than 10 minutes, so before your big day rolls around take a couple days to practice. Have your pooch sit in one spot and even take a few images of him sitting there, make sure to practice using flash so it won’t scare him off during portraits. Reward him for his good behavior, and you will be certain to have a well behaved pooch.

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Perfect Your Wedding Registry From the Comfort of Your Own Home

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Creating your wedding registry can be one of the more exciting (not to mention relaxing) aspects of planning a wedding. Along with choosing a venue, inviting your guests and finding the perfect photographer, creating your gift registry is as easy as sitting on your couch—because that is all it takes!

Introducing Zola, an app that allows you to create and manage your registry from anywhere. Easily browse through Zola’s collection of gifts, honeymoon funding options and Group Gifting options. For couples who want to receive gifts after they are settled into their new home, the Send it Later feature allows you to receive your gifts at a later time.

The new BLENDER feature allows you and your fiancé to view the entire Wedding Registry Zola Appcollection of home furnishings, kitchen appliances and barware; swipe right to add to your existing collection or left to pass. See something in-store you love, like the WeMo Switch at Verizon? Use Zola’s barcode scanner to add it to your registry.

Personalize your Zola wedding registry even more by uploading photos and writing notes to your guests telling them why you chose certain gifts to be on your registry. Stay up-to-date directly from your phone—is there really anything easier?

This week’s Wedding Ideas App of the Week is brought to you by Natasha Smith of Verizon Oklahoma.

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PINK AND WHITE VINTAGE WEDDING

Bailey and Jon’s wedding is a prime example of how classic bridal style can withstand the test of time, and is the perfect example of girly southern charm.

Bailey and Jon’s wedding is a prime example of how classic bridal style can withstand the test of time, and is the perfect example of girly southern charm.

As the bride was getting ready for her big day, she and her entire bridal party wore darling matching robes which featured a monogram on each one. You know our theory on monograms, if it ain’t nailed down, monogram it!

As the bride was getting ready for her big day, she and her entire bridal party wore darling matching robes which featured a monogram on each one. You know our theory on monograms, if it ain’t nailed down, monogram it!

The bride carried a sweet bouquet of blush pink roses and baby’s breath, while the bridesmaids carried four stems of the same roses with a satin rosette detail on the flower wrap.

Bailey and Jon’s wedding is a prime example of how classic bridal style can withstand the test of time, and is the perfect example of girly southern charm.

The groom & his guys stepped up their traditional style in khaki tuxes which perfectly complimented the bride’s vision of soft charm and elegance for the big day.

The groom & his guys stepped up their traditional style in khaki tuxes which perfectly complimented the bride’s vision of soft charm and elegance for the big day. They also wore blush pink roses as boutonnieres which provided a soft touch of color for each of the guys.

While the guys looked handsome in their ensembles, the girls were true visions of southern charm wearing blush satin gowns.

While the guys looked handsome in their ensembles, the girls were true visions of southern charm wearing blush satin gowns, which featured a sweetheart neckline and a nude colored sash to tie the look together. The bride wore a beautiful satin A-line gown that had soft lace detailing all along the gown, topped off with a traditional veil and elegant strand of pearls. To complete her look, she wore nude shoes that had a beautiful vintage brooch adorning the toe of each shoe.

The wedding cake was pure perfection and featured alternating tiers of blush and white.

The wedding cake was pure perfection and featured alternating tiers of blush and white.

The wedding cake was pure perfection and featured alternating tiers of blush and white. The white tier had a diamond patter piped in the softest shade of pink, and the blush tiers has rosettes covering them which looked precisely like the bridal party’s bouquets. To top the look off, the cake featured beautiful silver “Mr.  & Mrs.” cake topper.

Bailey and Jon’s wedding is a prime example of how classic bridal style can withstand the test of time, and is the perfect example of girly southern charm.

Photo Credit: LG Photography

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Bachelorette Party Inspiration: Fiesta Theme

Your bachelorette party is one of the best times of the wedding planning process, and celebrating with a fun Fiesta theme is the perfect way to celebrate.

Your bachelorette party is one of the best times of the wedding planning process, and celebrating with a fun Fiesta theme is the perfect way to celebrate. It’s a night for you and your best gals to let loose, forget the stress of wedding planning, and celebrate the last of your single days.

With all the different ideas on Pinterest, there are a number of ways to celebrate your bachelorette party. Today we’ll be sharing some Fiesta themed ideas that are sure to inspire your on bachelorette soiree.

Your bachelorette party is one of the best times of the wedding planning process, and celebrating with a fun Fiesta theme is the perfect way to celebrate.

The reason I chose a Fiesta theme for my bachelorette party, is because I love the bright colors that are involved. I mean, what says party more than hot pink, turquoise, lime green, and purple all together in one pattern. Plus, it gave me a great excuse to get these amazing hot pink Kendra Scott studs!

One of my absolute favorite gifts from my bachelorette party was this AMAZING sombrero fascinator! I mean, it had a veil and everything. I’m still trying to find a way to work it into my everyday wardrobe. Another essential element of any bachelorette party is sweets, and those were covered by my amazing Fiesta themed sugar cookies. They had everything from piñatas to sombreros, and some even had my wedding date!

Your bachelorette party is one of the best times of the wedding planning process, and celebrating with a fun Fiesta theme is the perfect way to celebrate.Your bachelorette party is one of the best times of the wedding planning process, and celebrating with a fun Fiesta theme is the perfect way to celebrate.Your bachelorette party is one of the best times of the wedding planning process, and celebrating with a fun Fiesta theme is the perfect way to celebrate.Your bachelorette party is one of the best times of the wedding planning process, and celebrating with a fun Fiesta theme is the perfect way to celebrate.Your bachelorette party is one of the best times of the wedding planning process, and celebrating with a fun Fiesta theme is the perfect way to celebrate.

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Life of the Party

Kacie and her fiancé, Jacob, have always been the life of the party, so when they started the wedding planning process they knew they wanted to host a wedding that would not be soon forgotten.

Kacie and her fiancé, Jacob, have always been the life of the party, so when they started the wedding planning process they knew they wanted to host a wedding that would not be soon forgotten.

Kacie and her fiancé, Jacob, have always been the life of the party, so when they started the wedding planning process they knew they wanted to host a wedding that would not be soon forgotten.

Kacie first met Jacob at a Christian sports camp back in 2006. The two hit it off and had a summer camp romance, but like many, it fizzled out as camp came to a close. Not one to give up, Jacob sent Kacie flowers and love letters after the camp, but Kacie wasn’t sure he was “the one.” After six years of pouring his heart out, Kacie realized that Jacob was the man she wanted to spend the rest of her life with, and the two quickly began planning her dream wedding.

The wedding ceremony took place in the bride’s hometown at a local church. Kacie has always considered herself a Daddy’s Girl, so she decided she wanted to have a special moment with him before the biggest moment of her life. The two shared an extra-special first look, where Kacie’s father got to see his daughter one last time before he gave her away. Once she saw the man who would be giving her away, Kacie then shared a first look with her husband-to-be.

Kacie and her fiancé, Jacob, have always been the life of the party, so when they started the wedding planning process they knew they wanted to host a wedding that would not be soon forgotten.

While Jacob has always been a goofy guy, this first look was one filled with emotion and pure joy. As Jacob saw his bride-to-be for the first time, he couldn’t help but shed tears of happiness, because he knew of the wonderful future the two would share together.

Following the ceremony, the couple went to Kacie’s parents, where the reception would take place, and got ready to dance the night away. Kacie and Jacob danced under a canopy of twinkling lights, and shared the evening with all of their closest family and friends. As the night wore on, Kacie changed into her getaway outfit, which was a sweet white chiffon dress and navy Toms that were decorated with her new last name. The couple danced a few more dances, and then were sent off to start their life together as Mr. and Mrs. Mullins.

Following the wedding, the couple decided that they were going to do a day-after wedding photoshoot with Lisa George. Kacie and Jacob put back on their wedding attire, and spent an afternoon posing against a vintage truck, getting all the fun shots they wanted. Kacie loved the idea of doing this, because all the stress of the wedding had passed and the couple was able to just have fun. Working with Lisa was Kacie’s best experience because of her great skill and her ability to calm even the most nervous of brides. Following the wedding Kacie felt like not only did she have an amazing photographer, but also like she had gained a new friend.

Kacie and her fiancé, Jacob, have always been the life of the party, so when they started the wedding planning process they knew they wanted to host a wedding that would not be soon forgotten.

Kacie and her fiancé, Jacob, have always been the life of the party, so when they started the wedding planning process they knew they wanted to host a wedding that would not be soon forgotten.

Photography: LG Photography

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All That Glitters

All that glitters wedding

All that glitters wedding

Clancey was someone who knew what she wanted, so after her fiancé popped the question, the two set the date for only a short five months away. Immediately Clancey envisioned an evening of glitz, glam, and leopard print.

Clancey knew the importance of finding a great photographer to capture her big day, so when she met Scott Laske she knew she had found her perfect match. Working with him helped to ease all the stress that comes with getting married, because she knew Scott would get all the perfect shots to preserve the memory of her beautiful wedding.

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While Clancey loved the rustic look, she knew that for her big day she wanted something timeless and elegant, that she could proudly show off to her children 15 years later. After searching through all the accent colors, she realized that gold was all she needed so she quickly began searching for glitzy details to decorate her wedding with.

Searching the depths of the internet, Clancey happened upon a site that sold custom tablecloths, and she knew she’d hit the jackpot. She had custom linens completely covered in gold sequins, and table runners made of gold netting.

Once she had found the gold, she began to search for leopard accents to complete the look, but struggled to find what she was looking for. Her mother-in-law stepped up to the plate and created darling gold vases with leopard print details to hold the hydrangea filled centerpieces.

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Living up to her love of glam, Clancey wore a breathtaking gown that featured a sheer back completely covered in jewels. While her dress featured modern details, she decided to go a little old-school with her veil, so she had her mother’s repurposed for the big day.

The bridesmaids wore glitzy custom-made dresses that featured a gold sequin bodice with a soft chiffon skirt, which completed Clancey’s vision of an elegant evening.

Photography: Laske Images

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Happy Couple – Appy Couple

With the Appy Couple app, everything your guests need to know about the upcoming celebration is right at their fingertips!
With the Appy Couple app, everything your guests need to know about the upcoming celebration is right at their fingertips!
With the Appy Couple app, everything your guests need to know about the upcoming celebration is right at their fingertips!

With the Appy Couple app, everything your guests need to know about the upcoming celebration is right at their fingertips!

Keeping guests “in-the-know” isn’t always an easy task when planning a wedding. With the Appy Couple app, everything your guests need to know about the upcoming celebration is right at their fingertips!

By starting with a custom wedding website and app, guests have the option of downloading your personal app to their Smartphone or tablet – making the preparation easier for everyone The bride and groom can easily collect RSVPs, guest photos and song requests straight from your smartphone. It’s a wedding concierge service whenever you need it!

Update your Appy Couple custom website and app with details regarding hotel reservations, flight information and even recommended wedding attire. Not only is the app informative, but fun! Keep it exciting by revealing new hints and details to guests through interactive games and puzzles. The personalization for your special day never ends!

Keep it personal and ensure your special day is flawless with the Appy Couple app!

This week’s Wedding Ideas Technology Tip of the Week is provided by Ginger Daril of Verizon Oklahoma.

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Turquoise DIY Wedding

We love to see adorable DIY details in a wedding, and as soon as we saw this Turquoise wedding we knew we hit the mother load! Every girl wants to leave their mark on their special day, and this bride took that idea to the next level by chocking her wedding full of darling DIY projects.

We love to see adorable DIY details in a wedding, and as soon as we saw this Turquoise wedding we knew we hit the mother load!

The reception featured an extremely unique guest book, which was a pair of ukulele guitars, one white and one black. A pink framed chalkboard sign instructed guests to use a marker and sign the guitars, so the bride and groom could keep the memories of their wedding forever.

The DIY didn’t there, as the bride decorated her sweetheart table with oversized scrabble letters spelling out her new last name, Brown, and a metal birdcage on each end of the table. She wore a sweetheart neckline chiffon ball gown, which had beading along the waistline. Alongside her bridesmaids, who wore turquoise gowns, the bride shined as she walked down the aisle to meet her groom.

The couple appreciates the comfort of a classic pair of sneakers, so the two wore matching turquoise Chuck Taylor’s for their big day.

 Every girl wants to leave their mark on their special day, and this bride took that idea to the next level by chocking her wedding full of darling DIY projects.

We love to see adorable DIY details in a wedding, and as soon as we saw this Turquoise wedding we knew we hit the mother load!

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Monogram Etiquette

I’ve always live by the mantra “If it moves, monogram it!” And as a southern girl, I’ve been jumping for joy over all the darling monogrammed products all over the internet. While all the monograms are super cute, it can get a little confusing figuring what you can and can’t wear, so we’ve rounded up some basic rules on choosing the right monogram. Since I’m southern, I strongly believe in the bad-luck that comes along with wearing a married monogram before the wedding day, but honestly it’s personal preference. Consider these rules as a starting point for navigating the sea of monogrammed goods.

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  • What To Wear Pre-Wedding
    • If you’re like me, I’ve been dying to show off my new letters. The more stuff I order online, the more it kills me not to wear them! But like the good southern girl I am, I’ve kept them under lock & key until the big day (I was even nervous to try on a pair of earrings I ordered!).  I have good news for you engaged gals patiently waiting! It is completely acceptable to wear your first initial with your fiance’s first initial adjoined by an ampersand. So if you want to order a cute necklace like the one above, you can totally wear it until the big day!

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  • Married Monogram
    • This will be the monogram you will use after the “I do’s” and beyond. When choosing your monogram for post-wedding you can use a traditional married bride monogram which goes: First name initial on the left, married last name initial in the middle, then maiden last name initial on the right. Use this to adorn your plane wear on your way to your honeymoon, on a cute honeymoon swimsuit, and of course on any towel that will be at your new home together!

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  • Monogrammed Reception Jewelry
    • You’ve waited for months to show off your new letters, so what better way to celebrate them than by doing a quick wardrobe change into your new monogram. A cute acrylic monogram necklace or monogrammed disc earring are the perfect way to show off. If you want to live a little on the wild side, or if you like the way it looks better, you can choose to use your middle name initial on the right rather than your maiden name initial. Depending on if you’re using an interlocking font or a circle font, it may give the monogram a better look.

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  • Monogrammed Paper Products
    • Like any good set of rules, there should always be an exception. For monogram etiquette it comes in the form of monogrammed disposable paper products. You are able to use your new monogram post-engagement but pre-wedding if it is used on a paper product that can be thrown away. For this, think note pads, sticky notes, or loose leaf paper in an acrylic tray like the one above.

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