Labor Day Weekend Sales!

Labor Day Weekend is almost here and you know what that means! Celebrate the end of a beautiful summer and welcome fall by shopping the sales! Here are a few that you don’t want to miss:

Wedding Paper Divas
What: Enjoy 25% Off Sitewide Plus Free Standard Shipping! Use code: LABORFS25
When: 8/27/14 – 9/2/14

Luna Bazaar
What: Labor Day Sale: 5% off Autumn Colors & Décor Enter code AUTUMN5 at checkout.
When: 8/29/14 – 9/2/14

LuLu*s
What: Get $15 off a purchase of $100 or more at LuLu*s Labor Day Sale! Use Code: 15OFF100
When: 8/29/14 – 8/31/14

Stella & Dot
What: End of Summer Sale – Take an extra 25% off all sale items!
When: 8/26/14 – 9/2/14

Violette & Iris
What: Get 10% off jewelry and bridal hair accessories! Use code VIOLET10
When: 8/29/14 – 9/2/14
Where: Use code in any of the three Etsy shops! Flower Crowns, Jewelry, or Lockets

Violette & Iris Labor Day Sale 2014

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Wedding Inspiration Board #29: Alpine Meadow

Nothing quite surpasses the beauty of the mountains. Add to that an alpine meadow blooming with wildflowers, a beautiful gown, and loved ones to share the day with and you pretty much have my idea of heaven. Today’s inspiration board captures the essence of such an atmosphere and will, I hope, inspire your outdoorsy special day. And if you are lucky enough to have your wedding ceremony in an actual alpine meadow that just happens to be in bloom, please send us photos. We’d love to see such beauty!

Mountain Wedding Inspiration

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Bride in the Mountains: Brumley & Wells / Wood Ring Bowl: Upcycled Treasures / Mountain Meadow: Pinterest / Rustic Ceremony Doors: Eric Kelley / Bride and Groom Wrapped in Blanket: W&E Photographie / Purple Wildflower Bouquet: Laura Babb Photography / Mountain Save the Date: Starboard Press / Bride and Groom in the Alpine: Alpine Image Co.  

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Music-Themed Scottish Wedding in Texas {Rememory Photography}

Nick and Laura met at a music festival in Scotland, and have since shared their passion for music all over the world. For them, it was natural to have a home-away-from-home wedding in Austin, Texas where their free spirited nature fits perfectly with Austin’s live music and modern culture. These Scottish lovebirds brought a bit of Aberdeen to Austin with their kilts and an afternoon, European-style cocktail party. They highlighted various music festivals as their table names, and provided fun wristbands at the seating chart. This “Wed-fest” themed wedding also included some beautiful floral design with pops of orange, white and purple. Stunning against the sapphire blue bridesmaid dresses! We also love Laura’s flash tattoos and BHLDN dress! Enjoy these photos from Rememory Photography, and read below for more details from the bride.

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From the Bride…

Before the Ring:
Nick & I met in 2008 (I think!?) at a music festival in Scotland through a mutual friend, I had lost all of my friends and was alone, covered head to toe in paint! We watched some incredible live music together and then that was it – we went our separate ways. We bumped into each other again a couple of months later in a bar, and instantly I was like – “I know you!” we got to talking and spent the rest of the night together drinking.  Nick was also moving to London at this point, so we kept in touch, sending each other silly things in the post. I at one point sent some vegetables in the post to his apartment, and I think some cheese too. Really random! About 3 months later Nick moved back to Aberdeen, I met him at the train station that night – and the rest is history.

The Proposal:
We got engaged at the top of a mountain in Colorado, aptly named Loveland in 2012.  It came as a total surprise; I was not expecting it at all. Loveland is also a tiny little mountain resort in a valley in Colorado, so our options for celebrating that night were limited.  We ended up eating dinner at this totally random “European” restaurant.  Basically everything was breaded & covered in some sort of odd gravy, no matter what it was that you ordered! I didn’t mind too much, it makes for such a good story.   

Advice for Future Brides: 
Be calm.Think about what’s really important to YOU, and not to other people. It is impossible to please everyone, whether that’s arranging transport or accommodations. Have your day reflect you as a couple, and the only thing that matters is that you are happy! In the lead up to the wedding I was definitely insanely nervous.  Not really for the details, but more so for the emotional aspect of it. I am a very emotive person, and in the weeks running up I really felt that. I think a lot of Brides tend to neglect the emotional side of things and throw their energy into the small details – perhaps that’s something I should have done!!!  When it came to the day itself, I felt weirdly calm – after all the nerves and anticipation that was building up in the months before, I was really shocked to wake up with such a clear head.  My main priority was being as relaxed as possible throughout the whole day, and also being able to take in every minute. That was the main piece of advice that I had been given beforehand – don’t sweat the small stuff – those are words to live by on the day for sure.  

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Photography: Rememory Photography / Coordinator: Thalia Morgan / Wedding Venue: Memory Lane Event Center / Flowers: Wild Bunches / Wedding Dress: There Is Only You and Me, BHLDN / Bride’s Jewelry:  Space, Houston / Bridesmaids Dresses: Mango / Temporary Tattoos: Flash Tattoos / Groom’s Attire: Traditional Scottish Kilt from Edinburgh / Groomsmen Attire: All their own, from Scottland / Catering: The Salt Lick / Cake & Sweets: Whole Foods / Rings:  Bueno Bueno / DJ: Memory Lane

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