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12 Gorgeous Spring Wedding Manicures

Simple Pastel manicure

12 Gorgeous Spring Wedding Manicures

Your bridal manicure should be something that reflects your personal style, while at the same time complimenting the fashion, decor, and overall style and theme of your wedding. Whether you are going for simple monochrome or bedazzled flare, here are our favorite 12 gorgeous Spring wedding manicures to help you get inspired:

1. Spring Floral

Spring floral nails
[photo via http://pshiiit.com]

2. Barely There

12 Gorgeous Spring Wedding Manicures
[photo by bonbonniere_nail via Instagram]

3. Matte & Bedazzled

Matte And bedazzled nails
[photo by KatyStraw via Instagram]

4. Simple Pastel

Simple Pastel manicure
[photo via WeddingsOnline.com]

5. Typographic Sentiment

I Do embellished manicure
[photo via BeautyHihi.com]

6. Heart’s Desire

Heart manicure
[photo by a.lexsus via Instagram]

7. Silver Framed

Silver metallic manicure
[photo by Narina Chan]

8. Simple Peach

Simple peach manicure
[photo via BeautyHihi.com]

9. Mauve Maven

Mauve nails
[photo via Beauty There]

10. Taupe & Sparkle

Sparkly nails
[photo by ShoreToPleaseWeddings via Instagram]

11. Rose Quartz & Serenity

Rose Quartz & Serenity manicure
[Seen on realstylenetwork.com]

12. Radiant Ring Finger

Embellished manicure
[photo by Ricota Nao Derrete]

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How will you be doing your nails on your wedding day? Tell us all about it in the comment section below!

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9 Edgy Wedding Hairstyles

Striking Red

9 Edgy Wedding Hairstyles

Most wedding hairstyles are french twists, subtle curls, and luscious chignons. That’s all fine and dandy, but what about the rest of us who like to walk a bit more on the wild, hipster side? We need a little inspiration too. Something a bit less politician’s wife, and a bit more viking warrior goddess. Here are 9 edgy wedding hairstyles we love right now:

1. Slicked Back

Show off your high-fashion side with a classic, bold slicked back style
Slicked back wedding hair

[photo via Style Me Pretty]

2. Elegant Cornrows

Once a traditional African style of hair grooming, cornrows are being seen in more and more weddings:

9 Edgy Wedding Hairstyles

[photo: Valerie and Company Photographer]

3. Ponytail Quiff

Ponytails aren’t just for little girls anymore. Keep your neck cool this warm season with a soft quiff updo.

Ponytail Quiff

[photo via: Trendy-hairstyles-for-women.com]

4. Striking Red

They say you can’t wear red for your wedding, but that doesn’t mean you can’t infuse your locks with some daring scarlet.

Striking Red

[photo by: Sammy & Me Photography]

5. Single Braid

Braided updos are a dime a dozen. Show off your cool, bohemian side with a long, straight do with a single, chunky side braid.

Single Braid

[photo by: Amanda K Photography]

6. 50s Funny Lady

Try this gorgeous 50s updo that is both classic and modern edge at the same time.
50s Funny Lady

[photo via: Refinery 29]

7. Faux Hawk

Luckily, you don’t have to take the side-shave plunge when trying to achieve the mohawk look. This can be achieved with a few bobby pins, and a little bit of trickery.

Faux Hawk

[photo via: Yahoo.com]

8. Bold Bouffant

We don’t care what anyone says, you can pull off a punk blue bouffant without looking like Marge Simpson.

Bold Bouffant

[photo via Style Me Pretty]

9. Lagertha

Show off your viking warrior side with a beautiful viking-inspired faux hawk braid.

Lagertha hairstyle

[photo via: Twist Me Pretty]

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How will you be wearing your hair for your wedding day? Let us know in the comment section below this post.

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The Bride Box Featured Vendors

The Bride Box Featured Vendors

The Bride Box Featured Vendors

Hey there bride-to-be! We thought we’d take some time to tell you more about some of the amazing vendor partners that we have featured in The Bride Box – a monthly subscription box for brides!

The Bride Box Featured Vendors:

Z Create Design

Z Create Design is a manufacturer and retailer of handcrafted wedding/event decor, photo props and much more. Their products have been featured in Style Me Pretty, The Knot Magazine, Southern Weddings Magazine, as well as other publications and blogs throughout the US and internationally. From wedding tote bags to cake toppers, and pillowcases to wedding chair signs – they truly have everything you need for your big day!

The Bride Box Featured Vendors

Spruce & Fresh

Spruce & Fresh is a one-of-a-kind luxury gift shop, based out in San Francisco Bay Area, for luxury bath items and more. On their website, they feature luxurious bath bombs fit for queens with ingredients like lavender, eucalyptus, lemon and roses. Their famous whipped body scrubs will help you shave off the stress and dry skin of wedding planning. They also feature quality ceramic products, such as mini planters, jewelry dishes, and even ring cones to help you hold the most important jewel to your heart.

Spruce & Fresh

Tammy’s Great 4 Gifts

Tammy’s Great 4 Gifts is a one-of-a-kind shop that has unique, individually-designed gifts, made in the U.S. Tammy makes all her items with personality and character in mind. Visit TammysGreat4Gifts and you’ll find gorgeous coasters, tiles, trivets, compact mirrors and much more. Tammy is always excited to collaborate on a custom design for your wedding, reception, bachelorette party, or even gifts for your bridal party. So if you see something you like, and you want a custom design or sentiment, don’t hesitate to contact her at Great4Gifts@aol.com.

Tammy's Great 4 Gifts

The Handford Collection

The Handford Collection is a family business that creates beautiful, handmade items at affordable prices. Their specialization is wedding stationery that can be customized to your specific needs. Visit their website at HandfordCollection.yolasite.com and you’ll find beautifully-designed “love” tags, favor gift tags, and even His & Hers vow books. Some items can be directly downloaded onto your computer for future printing. Visit their Etsy page at etsy.com/shop/Handford1 and experience a world of gorgeous invitations and other paper goods that are sure to be perfect for your wedding.

the hanford collection

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8 Perfect Wedding Cocktail Pairings

tacos and margaritas

8 Perfect Wedding Cocktail Pairings

Ah, the wedding cocktail hour. This is the time you want to hold your guests over with scrumptious little morsels and light spritzers while your wedding party finishes up with photos. Or, maybe you want to serve sweeter pairings at the end of the evening. The 2016 trends are showing more and more couples choosing to serve food pairings instead of just the usual, separate cocktails and appetizers at their weddings. Here are some of our favorite combos right now. Hopefully they get your creative juices flowing!

8 Perfect Wedding Cocktail Pairings:

Before Dinner:

1. We can’t think of a better union for a spring/summer wedding than sliders and beer. Yummy!

sliders and beer[photo by: Olivia Leigh Photographie]

2. Keep their hearts, souls, and bellys warm with mini grilled-cheese sandwiches and shots of tomato soup; it’s mmm mmm good:

8 Perfect Wedding Cocktail Pairings

[photo by Bre Thurston]

3. Give your guests a down-to-the-pub feel with this pairing of fish-n-chips and cold beer:

fish and chips

[photo by Braedon Photography]

4. Find me a person who doesn’t love tacos and margaritas; I betcha can’t:

tacos and margaritas

[photo by Root Photography]

5. Keep your guest’s hunger at bay with fried-chicken-filled shells and adorable mini coke bottles:

fried-chicken-filled shells

[photo by Mel Barlow]

6. We love this simple pairing of champagne cocktail served only with blackberries, for guests who are dieting, or may not be hungry yet:

wedding cocktails

[photo by Eric Kelley]

7. This classic, elegant, shrimp cocktail served with a shotglass of cocktail sauce, is always a crowd satisfier, and perfect for a warm spring or summer wedding:

shrimp cocktail

[photo by: Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Wedding Photography]

8. A different take on the mini tacos with margaritas, these mini fiestas are served on limes, and come with mini bottles of Patron:

mini tacos with margaritas

[photo via Style Me Pretty]

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What type of cocktails will you be serving on your big day? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Top 10 Spring 2016 Pantone Colors

Lilac Gray pantone color

Top 10 Spring 2016 Pantone Colors

Your wedding color scheme should reflect not only your personal style, but also set the tone and texture for the entire event. Some couples are afraid to try anything more adventurous than the usual pinks, white, and blues. If you and your husband-to-be like to think of yourselves as more creative than that, we’ve gathered some of our favorite inspiration in the form of Pantone’s very unique Top 10 Spring 2016 Pantone Colors:

1. Rose Quartz

These ladies are rockin’ that soft, subtle pink trend:

Top 10 Spring 2016 Pantone Colors

[photo cred: Rebecca Walker for Ira Lippke Studios]

2. Peach Echo

This lovely reception set-up complete with beautiful ribbon-wrapped chairs:

Peach Echo pantone color

[photo cred: Joseph Francis Photography]

3. Snorkel Blue

This luscious cake that looks like it’s fit for a king and queen:

Snorkel Blue pantone color

[photo from: InvitationsByAjalon.com]

4. Buttercup

We love these small and simple but charming centerpieces that makes perfect use of the buttercup color to add that pop:

Buttercup pantone color

[photo cred: Hilton Pittman Photography]

5. Limpet Shell

Why not make your guests eat your color inspiration in the form of limpet-shell macaroons? Yummy…

Limpet Shell

[photo cred: from DeerPealFlowers.com]

6. Lilac Gray

These ladies are proving that you don’t need to be wearing a bright color to stand out:

Lilac Gray pantone color

[photo cred: A Bryan Photo]

7. Fiesta

With a powerful pigment like Fiesta red, you don’t need a lot of it to make a statement. Try adding just one, big flower to your wedding cake:

Fiesta pantone color

[photo cred: from WeddingOMania.com]

8. Iced Coffee

These beauties are draped in various shades and strengths of iced coffee:

Iced Coffee pantone color

[photo cred: Manchik Photography]

9. Green Flash

This bohemian beauty rockin’ a floral crown with gorgeous flashes of green:

Green Flash pantone color

[photo cred: Christine Meintjes]

10. Serenity

This elegantly Serenity cloth draped over a vintage table is perfect for a Spring garden wedding:

Serenity pantone color

[Photo via: HappyWedd.com]

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What color scheme are you planning for your wedding? Tell us about it in the comment section below!

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10 Stunning Spring 2016 Wedding Invitations

10 Stunning Invitations for Your Spring 2016 Wedding

10 Stunning Spring 2016 Wedding Invitations

Your wedding invitations should entrance and excite your intended wedding guests. The spell should burst out of the envelope and work its magic on the recipient with the promise of good times on a crisp, spring day. These are just some of our favorite 10 stunning Spring 2016 wedding invitations:

1. These printable spring blossom invites will tease your guests with a floral peak into what’s in store for them at your wedding:

10 Stunning Spring 2016 Wedding Invitations[Photo via: LiaGriffith.com]

2. These lovely, romantic peach flower invites evoke a nostalgic, Victorian feel with its intricate, laser-cut lace:

romantic peach flower invites[photo via ElegantWeddingInvites.com]

3. These bold, richly-pigmented wonders will entice any ladies who see them into gladly attending your bridal shower:

bridal show invitation

[Photo via StellarDesignsPro.etsy.com]

4. These darling invites from Etsy seller VintageBellsAndCo reminds us of those quaint illustrations from books of the 60s and 70s:

Spring wedding invitation[photo via: VintageBellsAndCo.etsy.com]

5. Etsy seller ForLovePolkaDots knows that nothing says Spring more than the combination of bright yellow and elegant lace:

yellow and lace spring wedding invite[photo via: ForLovePolkaDots.etsy.com]

6. These succulent invites from Etsy seller EdenWeddingStudio will give your spring wedding the initial floral pop it needs:

succulent invites

[photo via: EdenWeddingStudio.etsy.com]

7. These exquisite, gold-glitter lined envelopes with glitter-band wrapped invites will give your guests the proper motivation:

gold-glitter lined envelopes[photo via: JustInviteMe.com]

8. This minimalist design that includes gold embossed lettering and a lovely Serenity-colored envelope are sure to impress:

gold embossed lettering[photo via: JustInviteMe.com]

9. Set a bohemian tone for your bohemian wedding with these beauties from Etsy seller PaperNPeonies:

bohemian wedding invitation[photo via: PaperNPeonies.etsy.com]

10. These soft and delightful invites will summon your guests with the power of Pantone’s colors of the year, Rose Quartz & Serenity:

Rose Quartz & Serenity wedding invitation[photo via: SwoonAtTheMoon.co.uk]

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What will your spring wedding invitations look like? Let us know in the comment section below.