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Escort Card Ideas | Weddings Illustrated

Eight Clever Escort Card Displays

We've been to many a wedding in our day, and we've seen our fair share of escort cards, to boot, from plain and simple...
Non-Traditional Wedding Cakes | Weddings Illustrated

Five Non-Traditional Cakes You’ll Want to Serve at Your Reception

Weddings are steeped in romantic traditions, but we think they're also the perfect opportunity to show off your personality. One of the best and most fun...
Pink Patterned Wedding Reception Place Setting, Amalie Orrange Photography | Weddings Illustrated

Prints Charming: Patterned Plates for Your Reception

Without a doubt, gleaming white dinnerware is timeless, traditional, and keeps things looking nice and orderly on your dinner tables. But spicing up your serveware...
Wedding Cake Alternatives: Ice Cream and Pie | Weddings Illustrated

So Sweet: Six Desserts to Delight Your Guests

Cakes are among the most time-honored wedding traditions. But as couples think increasingly outside the box when it comes to planning their big celebrations,...
Wedding Trend to Try: Gold Flatware | Weddings Illsutrated

Wedding Trend to Try: Place Settings with Gold Flatware

While poring over Florida weddings lately, we've noticed one simple but oh-so-luxe touch that instantly elevates a reception—place settings with gold flatware. And while gold...

11 Pretty Pink Cocktails for Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is all about sweetness, from cards and candy to gifts and sentiments. And that goes for the holiday's unofficial color—pink—too. Whether you're entertaining other...
Glitter & Gold: 23 Essentials for a Glam New Year's Eve Wedding | Weddings Illustrated

Glitter & Gold: 23 Essentials for a Glam New Year’s Eve Wedding

New Year's Eve is the most celebratory night of the year, so it's no surprise that many couples choose to swap vows on the...
5 Warm Cocktails to Ward Off the Winter Chill | Weddings Illustrated

5 Warm Cocktails to Ward Off the Winter Chill

If you plan to serve alcohol at your wedding, beer, wine, and bubbly pretty much go without saying. But if you're tying the knot...

Break Out the Bubbly: 11 Champagne Cocktails to Toast With

Be it for a toast at the reception, a bridal shower brunch, or a bachelorette weekend, Champagne is essential to a wedding celebration. And while straight-up...
A Wedding-Ready Playlist to Get You Through the Work Week | Weddings Illustrated

A Wedding-Ready Playlist to Get You Through the Work Week

Whether you plan to hire a band or go DIY with a pre-loaded iPod, one thing's for certain: A well-curated list of love songs...

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

   When it comes to celebrating February 14th, The Beatles sang it best: "All you need is love." But if a gift is a part...
Our Favorite Hand-Painted Wedding Cakes | Weddings Illustrated

Trend to Try: Hand-Painted Wedding Cakes

We love a classic, white wedding cake, whether it's topped with plump peonies or covered with piped-on dots. But there's a new trend taking...

Garden Parties

Two couples plan very different fall weddings at the Naples Botanical Garden, each a perfect reflection of who they are.

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Five Easy Jobs for the Mother of the Bride, Photo by Paper Antler | Weddings Illustrated

Five Easy Jobs for the Mother of the Bride

Your bridesmaids will be on hand throughout the wedding planning process for bachelorette parties, bridal showers, and dress fittings, but there's still one more special lady...

Valentine’s Day Wedding Inspiration

Whether you're throwing a huge celebration of love, keeping it intimate, or even eloping, let the sweet aura of Valentine's Day set the scene for your fairy tale day with these holiday-inspired details.