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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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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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10 Favorite Bridesmaids Dresses

dusty blue mismatched bridesmaids dresses

10 Favorite Bridesmaids Dresses

Selecting your bridesmaid dresses is one of the most stressful endeavors you’ll undertake as a bride-to-be. You want your lovely ladies to be comfortable, stylish, AND complement the wedding theme. You also want to make sure that the style or styles will be flattering to all the different shapes and sizes in your bridal party. We’ve compiled a list of our 10 favorite bridesmaids dresses at the moment. We hope it helps you get inspired:

1. This bohemian ensemble, complete with a patterned maid of honor frock, and flanked by sea-green bridesmaids.

sea-green bridesmaid dresses

[dresses: Katie May; photo: Our Love is Loud]

2. This gorgeous, crepe-material “White by Vera Wang” gown that features a  long V neck and an open back. It also comes in a stunning “VW Champagne” color that is strikingly close to Pantone Color of the Year: Rose Quartz.
White by Vera Wang bridesmaid dress

[found on David’s Bridal]

3. Another vision in Rose Quartz, this “White by Vera Wang” Sleeveless Tulle over Lace Dress is an exercise in elegance.
White by Vera Wang Sleeveless Tulle over Lace Dress

[found on David’s Bridal]

4. These convertible, chiffon dresses by Jenny Woo that mixes light and dark purples shows that you don’t have to sacrifice elegance to have a lovely Boho wedding:
Our 10 Favorite Bridesmaids Dresses

[dresses: Jenny Woo; photo: This Modern Romance]

5. This brilliant idea of a sequined crop top paired with a chiffon maxi skirt.
sequined crop top with chiffon skirt

[found on Ok Bridal]

6. This rose quartz wavy cropped dress by Vera Wang gets our vote for most unique bridesmaid dress of the year:
rose quartz wavy cropped dress by Vera Wang

[from David’s Bridal]

7. These elegant beauties who are pulling off the mismatched dress trend like it ain’t no thing:
mismatched bridesmaids dresses

[photo: Love Like Weddings]

8. These dusty blue mismatched bridesmaids dresses compliment the pretty pop of white in the bridal bouquets:
dusty blue mismatched bridesmaids dresses

[photo: Marissa Lambert Photography]

9. These nude dresses that make good use of the pattern craze, with the added bonus of metallic sequins:
metallic sequin bridesmaid dresses

[photo: Our Labor of Love]

10. These blush-pink, open-back dresses that gleam and sparkle bright like diamonds:
open back bridesmaids dresses

[photo: Archetype Studio]

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What are some of your favorite bridesmaid dresses right now? Tell us about it in the comment section below
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Rose Quartz and Serenity Pantone Wedding Inspo

Rose Quartz aisle markers

Rose Quartz and Serenity Pantone Wedding Inspo

In a turn of surprising events, Pantone have picked not one, but TWO colors of the year for 2016. According to their website, this is in order to strike a calming  balance between the soft and subtle Rose Quartz, and the cool, tranquil Serenity.

We personally think that the MARRIAGE (See what we did there?) of these two hues creates the perfect harmony for spring or summer 2016 wedding. Check out our Top 12 Rose Quartz and Serenity Pantone wedding inspo to get your creative juices flowing to plan your upcoming wedding:

1. These waxed-sealed envelopes that beg to be opened:
Rose Quartz and Serenity Pantone Wedding Inspo

Photo: Hanke Arkenbout Photography

2. These soft pink heels that will make your feet feel like a present waiting to be unwrapped.

wedding color trends

Photo: ERIKA GERDEMARK

3. This gorgeous pink and blue masterpiece that will make your eyes overdose on sugar:
colorful wedding cake

Photo: MICHELLE KIM PHOTOGRAPHY

4. This retro tulle beauty with matching ballet flats, that will add the perfect touch to a vintage/rockabilly wedding:
retro wedding inspo

Photo: Found on http://invitationsbyajalon.com/

5. This men’s tux with matching Boutonnière, that will show everyone how refined and classy your guy really is:
wedding tuxedo

Photo: Ben Yew Photography

6. These Rose Quartz cocktails that are sure to leave your guests Rose-cheeked.
wedding drinks

Photo: The Great Romance; Catering: The Girl & The Fig

7. These vintage-inspired shoes that will instantly transport you back the 50’s:
vintage wedding shoes

Photo: Emma Case Photography; Shoes: Rachel Simpson

8. This beautiful, layered, blooming gown by Vera Wang, that is the perfect design for Rose Quartz coloring:
rose colored wedding dress

Photo: via invitationsbyajalon.com

9. These Serenity-colored bridesmaid dresses that will keep your ladies serene and cool on your spring/summer wedding day:

Serenity-colored bridesmaid dresses

Photo: Lauren Jackson Photography

10. This bridal bouquet with Rose Quartz and Serenity elements mixed in, that is sure to keep you feeling tranquil as your walk towards your betrothed:
bridal bouquet

Photo: Ryan Ray Photography; Floral Design: Bows and Arrows

11. These lovely Rose Quartz aisle markers, that will infuse the air with amour:
Rose Quartz aisle markers

Photo: Pasha Belman Photography

12. This soothing table setting on the beach, that is the ultimate scene-in-serenity:
table setting on the beach

Photo: Courtesy of Gilded Lily Events

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Planning on having a Rose Quartz/Serenity wedding? Tell us about it in the comment section below!

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Top 5 Wedding Trends for 2016

Top 5 Wedding Trends for 2016

Top 5 Wedding Trends for 2016

Hey all you brides to be! Here at The Bride Box, we have scowered the internet and magazines to compile a list of the top 5 trends we predict will be all the rage for 2016 weddings. So, without further ado:

#5: Mad Men Style.

It’s no secret that the popularity of AMC’s Mad Men has slowly given rise to a newfound appreciation for all things 50s and 60s, especially in the realm of attire. We predict that in 2016 you will see more weddings than ever adopt this vintage sass, complete with poodle skirts, bowties, mint juleps, and pillbox hats; just hold the excessant smoking please. We love the mod style of this bride and her bridesmaids from FloridianSocial.com – photo: Christina Karst Photography

Christina Karst Photography

#4: Drone Photography

While drone photography can be a noisy and expensive endeavor, it can provide some lush, beautiful aerial views (such as the shot below, taken from http://www.dronestagr.am/stansky-mlyn/) of your special day. Drones are not the cheapest of options, and of course safety can be a concern, so you want to make sure you have an experienced pilot guiding the drone.

Top 5 Wedding Trends for 2016

#3: GoPro Photography

Given the versatility, quality, and affordability of the GoPro brand, we think you will see more people than ever using it for their weddings in 2016. You don’t even need to stock up on GoPro cameras to create some wedding magic. Even just one camera set up in a photo booth, the arbor, or even the bride’s bouquet can do the trick. You could have the camera set up in a high spot to capture a time-lapse video, or even strap it to a bottle of liquor like these insanely creative people: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pb4nN7ykHc

#2: Blush Pink

Blush pink weddings have never really gone out of style, but we think that given the rise of vintage wedding trends, you’ll definitely be seeing more blush pink weddings this spring. Not only can the blush tones be seamlessly incorporated into the vintage style, but those lovely blush hues add elegance, softness, and class to any wedding affair. Here’s a color palette, taken from FabMood.com to help your blush wedding scheme:

blush pink

#1: Naked Wedding Cakes.

With people becoming more and more health conscientious, it’s no wonder that naked (not frosted with icing on the outside) wedding cakes are becoming more popular. Instead of garnishing your cake with the usual fondant icing or gumpaste flowers, naked cakes look best when topped with fresh flowers and/or fruits. Thanks to the Jolie-Pitt wedding ceremony in the South of France last year, naked wedding cakes are now on everyone’s radar. Check out this blackberry-espresso filled cake, topped with fresh, dark berries and figs, made by Lael Cakes. Yummy!

naked wedding cake

What trends do you think will be popular for wedding in 2016? Let us know in the comments section below!