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What To Wear To A 2017 Summer Wedding

Wedding season is upon us, and for many this brings feelings of panic when we take into account all of the weddings we will be attending. Dress shopping is exciting, but not many of us have the time to carve out of our busy spring schedules. Nicole Miller New York has a fabulous line of the perfect dress for whatever type of wedding you are attending.

Designer of Women’s fashions, bridal, and accessories, Nicole Miller New York uniquely combines the ideas of elegance and rebellion to achieve a subtle sexiness that is the essence of modern femininity.

Dance The Night Away

Great Gatsby weddings where busting a move is bound to happen call for dresses with movement. This way you will keep your cool while still being able to boogie all night long! (Navy & Gold Fringe Dress)
navy and gold fringe dress

Black Tie Soiree

Black tie events are a fun excuse to buy a fancy dress that makes you feel sophisticated. This metallic off the shoulder dress is classy with feminine touches of pleating and sparkle. It can be dressed up with an updo and delicate heels, or dressed down with boots and tousled hair. You really can’t go wrong with either look. (Off the Shoulder Dress)
metallic off the shoulder dress

Casual Beach Wedding

Sand between your toes, crashing waves, a soft coastal breeze. For a beach wedding, you don’t want to feel confined or restrained by your wardrobe choice. This crocheted lace dress is feminine, pretty, and breezy to keep you comfortable, whatever mother nature sends your way. Perfectly paired with a loose boho braid, bun, or tousled waves. (Crinkle Chiffon Dress)
boho chic navy dress

Garden Gala

Hors derves, cocktail hour, and towering white tents with crystal chandeliers make for an elegant garden wedding. Match the mood with a feminine floral print that will make you feel like you are ready to attend the Queen’s royal tea party. You can’t go wrong with a sweet and flirty a-line dress in a neutral background with vibrant floral accent colors. (Floral Strapless Dress)
floral cream dress

 

Please note, this blog has been sponsored by Nicole Miller New York. Thank you for shopping!

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The Perfect Wedding Band

You are donning that beautiful piece of hardware on your left hand. Once you get used to a little extra weight on your hand, you need to start thinking about what kind of wedding band will best compliment your engagement ring.

Curved Bands
If you have a halo ring, you might want to consider a curved band that will fit around the shape of your ring. This is also a great option for any ring with a scalloped edge,  geometric design, or curved edge that prevents a band from sitting flush to your ring. (Image Credit)
unique wedding bands to compliment your engagement ring
Ring Wraps
Also called ring jackets, enhancers or guards, these are perfect for simple solitaire rings. It can really create that “wow” factor, and totally enhances your engagement ring. Ring wraps give the illusion of a halo around your ring and adds an extra sparkle factor completely enveloping your ring. (Image 1 | Image 2 | Image 3)
unique wedding bands to compliment your engagement ring unique wedding bands to compliment your engagement ring unique wedding bands to compliment your engagement ring
Stackable Bands
Since they are more simple, these are a great option that give a beautiful minimalist look if you don’t want to take away from your engagement ring. These are a great anniversary ring, and look great in doubles and triples. (Image Credit)
unique wedding bands to compliment your engagement ring
Some places to shop for these gems are Etsy, TwoBirch for curved bands and ring wraps, and Pandora and Everly for stackable bands. We hope that you find the perfect match, just like you and your spouse to be!

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Guest Book Alternatives

You are not just any ordinary bride, and every part of your day should be unique to you and your relationship. Want to add some flair to your day? Check out these unique guest book alternative ideas!

 

Sign a globe or a map “Let’s be adventurer’s darling.” For the travel bugs out there, have guests incorporate your love of traveling by signing a globe or a map. After all, home is where those you love are. (Image Credit)

unique wedding guest book ideas
Sign a quilt Quilts are beautiful keepsakes and wonderful symbols of the union of marriage. Whether it is made by the bride herself, her mother, grand mother, or great grandmother, there is sure to be deep meaning behind this labor of love. (Image Credit)

alternative to traditional wedding guest books
Sign a photo book of engagement photos This is the perfect way to show off those fairytale worthy engagement photos. After all, once you have your wedding photos, this is the perfect way to showcase your favorite engagement photos. (Image Credit)

unique wedding guest book ideas
Sign a mounted photo/invitation Want a wall hanging to commemorate the day? Have guests sign the border that goes around your invitation, engagement photo, or place a wedding photo in when you get them back. (Image Credit)

unique wedding guest book ideas
Polaroids A retro and playful way of documenting your guests is to have a polaroid station. (Image Credit)

unique wedding guest book ideas
Postcards For you old souls and hopeless romantics, postcards are the perfect personalized guest book. (Image Credit)

alternative to traditional wedding guest books
Puzzle “You complete me.” If you and your significant other are avid puzzle. (Image Credit)

alternative to traditional wedding guest books
Wine Pop some bubbly, you have a hubby! Have your guests sign your favorite bottle of wine for you to pop open on each anniversary! (Image Credit)

alternative to traditional wedding guest books
Fingerprint tree Each guest is as unique as their own personal fingerprint which this guest list symbolizes. (Image Credit)

non-traditional wedding guest book ideas

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Unity Candle Ceremony Alternatives

When planning aspects of your wedding ceremony, your relationship should be reflected throughout. If your ceremony is outdoors where wind could be an issue, or you want to try something a little less traditional, a unity candle might be something to choose an alternative for.  Here is a list of ideas.

 

  1. Tree planting ceremony This is very symbolic as you both are planting your roots together. This creates a nice keepsake. Some ideas are bonsai trees, house plants, or flower bulbs to let your love blossom and grow. (Image Credit)

wedding ceremony unity ideas

  1. Hand/foot washing ceremony Serving each other is an important aspect of marriage, which this ceremony visualizes. The washing of each others hands and feet symbolizes washing off the previous life and continuing into married life renewed and refreshed. (Image Credit)

ceremony unity ideas

  1. Lantern send off This makes for a very good photo opportunity, and can be done at your send off, or during the ceremony. (Image Credit)

ceremony unity ideas

  1. Rope braiding Past, present, future. The Holy Trinity. Whichever symbolization matches your personal beliefs, this is a beautiful keepsake that will look good in any home. (Image Credit)

ceremony unity ideas

  1. Canvas painting Swirling colors from your wedding color palette are a great concrete visual for showing how the two of you are blending and mixing your lives into one masterpiece. Just be careful not to spill on your dress! (Image Credit)

ceremony unity ideas

  1. Wine mixing If wine tasting is a hobby you both share, this is a great option. Mixing any two types of wine and both sipping from the cup is a great symbolization of your two lives merging together.  If your wedding is more casual, Jack and Coke, or any other mixing is a great way to add personalization to your ceremony. (Image Credit)

wedding ceremony unity ideas

  1. Marriage box This trend has become very popular in the last year. Writing a letter to each other and sealing it in a box with a bottle of wine as a time capsule of your wedding day is a great way to remember this day and cherish it into the future. Some save this for “their first fight”, while others may save it for their first anniversary. Either way, it is a fantastic way to commemorate the occasion. (Image Credit)

wedding ceremony unity ideas

  1. Reverse Unity Lighting We’ve all seen the unity candle lighting, but have you seen a candle lighting among the entire congregation? This is a beautiful way to visually see everyone that is supporting you in your marriage. (Image Credit)

ceremony unity ideas

  1. Hand binding ceremony This is an old Celtic tradition dating back to 7000 BC in Ireland that is literally representing you “tying the knot.”  You may incorporate “something new, something borrowed, something blue” into this with different ribbons items, or charms. You can hand out ribbons to those in the audience you can come up to the altar to be a part of the ceremony by fastening the ribbons on your hands, or you may use natural and organic bindings such as vines and flower garlands. Your wedding colors can easily be incorporated into this, as well as momentos from your relationship such as sea shells, gifts from each other, pieces of jewelry intertwined in ribbon, etc. (Image Credit)

ceremony unity ideas
The ceremony is such an intimate and special part of your big day, and we hope that you find the perfect way to symbolize your two lives merging as one.

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Will you be my flower girl?

You can’t forget about your little miss! Having the honor of being a flower girl is a memory many women still remember on their own wedding day. Help commemorate this moment by gifting these sweet keepsakes that she will look back on longingly for years to come.

So here is what you should put in your Flower Girl Beau-Coup Invitation: Personalized Gift Box, Flower Girl Initial Bracelet, Monogram Keychain, Flower Girl Tshirt, Flower Girl Cup, Personalized Tote Bag

personalized flower girl invitation

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