Register for Your Honeymoon with Honeymoon Pixie

Honeymoon Pixie

As you guys know, Jason and I just love to travel. Seeing new places and trying new foods are some of our most favorite things to do. :) In fact, we took a pretty amazing honeymoon to Barcelona, Nice and Italy, and that’s why I’m excited to share Honeymoon Pixie with you lovelies today!

Honeymoon Pixie is one of the best honeymoon registries out there. With their free honeymoon planning tools, customizable registry templates and expert registry suggestions for some of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world, you’ll easily be able to share your registry with loved ones online. And guess what? They’ll be thrilled to help you plan a once in a lifetime trip that you’ll remember forever instead of getting you just another toaster or bath towels you probably don’t need anyway.

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What sets Honeymoon Pixie apart from other honeymoon registries? Couples can receive 100% of their gift money without any fees. There are no extra costs, no premium upgrade fees, no fees to redeem gift money, no restriction on when and how many times you can redeem your gift money, no ads on your registry, and no PayPal requirements. Gotta love that! They also have a great reputation with all their past couples – so important!

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And as a special incentive to GWS couples: receive a free copy of their exclusive and comprehensive Honeymoon Planning Timetable. Sure to come in handy for all your honeymoon planning. :)

Ready to plan your dream honeymoon? Hop on over to Honeymoon Pixie to start your free honeymoon registry today!

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Wayne Thiebaud Wedding Inspiration

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I absolutely love pulling inspiration for your wedding from other artists and today’s post does just that! Inspired by American artist Wayne Theibaud‘s beautiful images and reinterpreted by the wedding artists of The Bell Jar, this feature is simply stunning. By drawing out the colors and well-defined shadows, they used his most famous works of cakes, lipsticks, and more to create gorgeous imagery to inspire brides and grooms.

thiebaud inspiration


In case you aren’t familiar with Wayne Thiebaud’s work, above is a sampling of some of his most popular works. And below is his style interpreted by the artists of The Bell Jar. Hope you enjoy!

petticoat dress

flower hat

bow tie

boutonnieres

bowties

nail polish

shoes

bouquet

necklaces

thiebaud inspiration

thiebaud inspiration

lipstick

thiebaud inspiration

thiebaud inspiration

thiebaud inspiration

thiebaud inspiration


And a behind the scenes video from Sweet Honey Films


Thanks to all these creatives for sharing their talents with us today!

concept + florals: Bows + Arrows // photography: Apryl Ann Photography // coordinator: After Yes // cakes: Cakewalk Bake Shop // paper goods: Palm Papers // videography: Sweet Honey Films // bow ties: Forage bow ties // dress: BHLDN // venue: 129 Leslie // hair and makeup: La Bichette // linen: Ducky Bob’s // cake table: Rent my Dust // models: Maria and Stephen Hibbs

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A Backyard Barn Wedding in the Woods: Lauren + Bud

frame ceremony backdrop

Lauren + Bud never viewed their wedding as a wedding – to them it was a big party to celebrate the start of their new life. :) They choose to get married around the corner from Lauren’s parent’s home in Missouri. It was a special location to them and they got to build the venue into their own unique creation. When they first started the barn was filled with scrap metal and the weeds were as tall as they were! The entire ceremony site was a complete reflection of all the hard work put in by their  families and was a total transformation. I just love the giant frame they had built that they were married in front of! Such a perfect backdrop for the ceremony, right?!

Thanks so much to Alec Vanderboom for the photos and congrats to Lauren + Bud!

first look

first look

bride

invitations

Processional: Wedding Party: Such Great Heights – Iron & Wine; Bride: Canon in D

Recessional: All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

First Dance: Thank You – Led Zeppelin

We had such a hard time deciding our first dance song. We went back and forth between The Beatles and Van Morrison for an entire year. Finally a week before the wedding my husband played “Thank You” by Led Zeppelin and it was a no brainer. That song represented every part of us and that day. “And so today, my world it smiles, your hand in mine, we walk the miles, Thanks to you it will be done, for you to me are the only one”

flower girls

 ceremony

frame ceremony backdrop

 ceremony

 ceremony

The most memorable moment for both of us was after the ceremony when we joined the cocktail hour. There was so much anticipation because we had not seen the venue since it had been set up. As we walked in a wave of happiness came over us and everything came to life. The flowers, the jazz music, the rustic feel and all of our loved ones surrounding us – It was so surreal.

Can I have another? :) My favorite moment of my husband was when he hopped on the drums with the band and began to improvise “Heard It Through The Grapevine”. Everyone loved it and went wild – they thought he had practiced for months. I love his spontaneity and this made my night!

wedding party

bridesmaids

groomsmen

bride and groom

bride and groom

reception


Bud’s favorite part of the planning was picking out the late night snacks – chicken fingers and queso (a representation of his bachelor days). Since Bud is from the East Coast, I was really excited to introduce local moonshine to all the New Yorkers flying into small town Missouri. We arranged for Copper Run Distillery to come down and serve our favorite moonshine margaritas during the cocktail hour. We also passed out mini bottles of champagne and confetti poppers to pop when we were announced husband and wife. It’s the small stuff!

rustic wedding

cigar bar

rustic wedding

rustic wedding

rustic wedding


And their wedding film by Something Blue Cinema

Fun Tip: Don’t be afraid to make a weekend of your wedding! Our guests loved participating in karaoke on Friday night and brunch on Sunday. It keeps them entertained and gives you a way to pay back for their travels. It gave us so much more time to catch up with friends and relatives and meet new ones. We weren’t trying to fit everyone in the night of our wedding and that made it so much more relaxing.

Don’t focus on things you can’t control! The week before my wedding I was stalking the forecast and worrying about all the guests arriving safely. I was getting so upset as the weather changed every single day, would it rain, would the sun come out, would it be too cold? I frantically ordered cute umbrellas and matching rain boots and at the end of the day it didn’t pour down rain until later that night. It made the whole experience so much more memorable and we heard some great stories at brunch the next day.

photography: Alec Vanderboom Photography // venue: private property, Missouri // event design: Jim Faulkner of Encore Gallery, Gabe Jackson, Los Angeles, CA & Swept Away Rentals // event planner: Gabe Jackson, Los Angeles, CA & Gracious Occasions // floral design: The Thicket // wedding dress: Enzoani, Dimitras Bridal // hairpieces: Fascinating Creations // shoes: Glint – Nordstrom, Cowgirl boots – Lucky Brand // bridesmaid dresses: their own selection to reflect their personal style // hair + makeup: makeup by Ty Harshman, hair by Chelsea Gregg, Swank Salon // groom suit: Karl’s Tuxedo // cinematography: Something Blue Cinema // paper goods: Posh Paperie // catering + cocktails: Infused Catering // cake: Beth’s Bake Shoppe // music: The Stanton Strings , The Galaxy Band

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