Wedding Trends

Travel Guide: Beach Lover's Honeymoon Tips
Travel Guide: Beach Lover's Honeymoon Ti...

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 28 2016

Dreaming of your honeymoon is just one of the many fun parts of planning a wedding! If your a beach lover, you are going to love some of these top spo...

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Ciara Marries NC State's Russell Wilson
Ciara Marries NC State's Russell Wilson

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 14 2016

Russell Wilson and Ciara tied the knot last Wednesday at Peckforton Castle in England. The adorable couple looked to be having the time of t...

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Trend Alert: Muted Color Palettes
Trend Alert: Muted Color Palettes

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 22 2016

Fall season has arrived and with that means new color trends. This season, muted color palettes are reigning supreme. Couples are choosing ivories, cr...

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Bridal Portraits: Yea or Nay?
Bridal Portraits: Yea or Nay?

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 25 2016

If you’re a born and bred Southern, you probably know what bridal portraits are. If you are from up North, it’s probably a foreign concept...

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Choosing Your Wedding Food Stations
Choosing Your Wedding Food Stations

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 26 2016

Food stations are a hot new trend for Charlotte weddings that the Bustld team loves! A station style reception offers a variety of different...

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Hot Trend Alert: Pineapples
Hot Trend Alert: Pineapples

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 04 2016

If you haven’t heard, pineapples are making a serious statement in weddings right now and it’s not just beachside affairs. Lots of Charlot...

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Trend Alert: Convertible Wedding Dresses
Trend Alert: Convertible Wedding Dresses

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 25 2016

What’s better than one wedding dress? Why, two of course! Enter the convertible wedding dress, a hot trend right now! Most people can’t...

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Honeymoon Guide: Paris, France
Honeymoon Guide: Paris, France

By Bustld Pro Team | Sep 08 2016

Paris is the known as the “City of Love” for a reason! This romantic destination is a perfect spot for a honeymoon. Check out our guide be...

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The Ultimate Wedding Destination: Charlotte
The Ultimate Wedding Destination: Charlo...

By Something Perfect Weddings | Oct 24 2016

I’m sort of from Charlotte, which is something that I think so many people can relate to. I’ve been here long enough that it’s home...

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Trend Alert: Why You Should Namaste Before Nuptials
Trend Alert: Why You Should Namaste Befo...

By Carianna Lynne Yoga | Oct 21 2016

It’s finally the morning of your wedding (yikes and yay!). There is likely still so much to do, but at this point your role is to just be the br...

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Black Tie Wedding at a Farm?  Yes You Can!
Black Tie Wedding at a Farm? Yes You Ca...

By We Tie The Knots | May 18 2017

Imagine a bride and groom that want a formal, black tie wedding but their favorite venue is a farm?  Farm venues have been a popular trend for we...

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What’s Your Cake Style
What’s Your Cake Style

By Amanda Moss Photography | May 23 2017

If you are planning a wedding, you have probably seen hundreds of pictures of cakes and you are probably overwhelmed with all the ideas and options. T...

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The Power of Flowers
The Power of Flowers

By Bustld Pro Team | Jan 31 2018

Linda at Flora-Ly is a true artist. She creates custom botanical collages with wedding flowers that honor love and hope for the future. The artwork sh...

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Why You Should Ditch that Sparkler Exit
Why You Should Ditch that Sparkler Exit

By Three Region Photography & Lifestyle | Mar 14 2018

You’ve probably seen hundreds, if not thousands, of wedding photos of a couple running through a sea of sparklers at the end of their wedding ni...

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Bachelorette Party Ideas
Bachelorette Party Ideas

By The Bradford | Apr 11 2018

Are you trying to decide what you should do for your bachelorette party? We have some fabulous ideas that will help you find the perfect theme for you...

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Spring and Summer 2018 Makeup Trends for Brides
Spring and Summer 2018 Makeup Trends for...

By Makeup by Norelle B | Apr 25 2018

Goodbye winter, hello spring (finally)! Spring and summer bridal trends have evolved this year for both color and complexion. Let's take a deeper...

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A Styled Shoot v. A Real Wedding
A Styled Shoot v. A Real Wedding

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 06 2018

Oh how we love Pinterest and all the pretty images it produces. But have you ever stopped to think about what exactly you are looking at? Are the imag...

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Uplighting Questions… And Answers!
Uplighting Questions… And Answers!

By High Impact Entertainment | May 09 2018

Uplighting is one of the newest trends and buzzwords in the wedding and event industry. But you might be wondering… What is it? Why have it? Ho...

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Unique Food Bars
Unique Food Bars

By The Bradford | May 16 2018

Step aside cocktail bar, food bars are making their way into the wedding scene. Couples are able to create personalized menu options that are interact...

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First Looks
First Looks

By Victoria Grace Photography | Jun 13 2018

Every time I bring up “first looks” with a couple I get the same question, “Won’t that make walking down the aisle less specia...

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Dear Bride-to-Be: An Encouraging Letter During Wedding Season
Dear Bride-to-Be: An Encouraging Letter...

By Michelle & Sara Photography | Jun 13 2018

Michelle and I know, as well as you do, that planning a wedding takes longer than the actual wedding day. But it should be like that; by putting into...

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Lovin' Your Bridesmaids and their Dresses
Lovin' Your Bridesmaids and their Dresse...

By The Bradford | Jun 20 2018

A bridesmaid is so important at a wedding. She is the one who has been by the bride's side through the ups and downs and gets to stand next to her...

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Selecting a Holiday Weekend for Your Wedding
Selecting a Holiday Weekend for Your Wed...

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 04 2018

It’s July Fourth which means you are most likely gearing up for time with friends and family, complete with a barbeque and fireworks! But what i...

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Should you use a film photographer for your wedding?
Should you use a film photographer for y...

By Radian Photography | Jul 11 2018

A few years into our business, we both felt the pull to go back to our roots in photography: film. We took dark room classes in high schools 50 miles...

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(Re)Defining the Destination Wedding
(Re)Defining the Destination Wedding

By 128 South | Jul 30 2018

What comes to mind when you think of a “destination wedding?” Most people think sandy beaches and palm trees… or some exotic foreig...

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Weddings and Social Media
Weddings and Social Media

By Bustld Pro Team | Sep 05 2018

From Pinterest to Facebook to Instagram, and everything in between, social media has become an ever present part of life. So when it comes to big life...

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“I Do” or “I Will”?
“I Do” or “I Will”?

By Personal Weddings of NC | Oct 11 2018

When Prince Harry married Princess Meghan, many people witnesses a “real” wedding instead of one scripted for TV or a movie. I wonder how...

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The Perfect Wedding Favor
The Perfect Wedding Favor

By Shay Brown Events | Oct 08 2018

Choose a wedding favor that’s personal and custom to your wedding day to really make an impression on your guests   What will your gu...

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Not Your Average Wedding Desserts
Not Your Average Wedding Desserts

By Bustld Pro Team | Oct 10 2018

Refresh the Wedding Cake Tradition With New Dessert Options When the word wedding comes to mind it is followed by, white dress, sparkly ring and a...

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To First Look or To Not?
To First Look or To Not?

By Something Perfect Weddings | Oct 17 2018

This seems to be a question more and more brides are asking. With the “bad luck” faux pau of seeing one another before the ceremony in the...

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Color is Back!
Color is Back!

By Bustld Pro Team | Oct 19 2018

Keep up with the trend and incorporate color into wedding day the right way Blues and pinks and purples and corals and everything in between! Good...

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Proposing to Your Bridal Party
Proposing to Your Bridal Party

By Bustld Pro Team | Oct 24 2018

The groom isn’t the only one who gets to do the proposing! Once you’ve got that ring on your finger, it’s now your turn to ask a big...

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Take Care Of Your Guests
Take Care Of Your Guests

By Bustld Pro Team | Nov 07 2018

Go that extra mile for your wedding guests and leave them wowed by your hospitality. Whether you have out of towners or local guests, there are certai...

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Writing Your Own Wedding Vows
Writing Your Own Wedding Vows

By Bustld Pro Team | Dec 05 2018

One of the sweetest ways to personalize your wedding ceremony is to write your own wedding vows. When you write your own vows to read at your cer...

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How to Plan an Elopement
How to Plan an Elopement

By Bustld Pro Team | Dec 07 2018

If the mere thought of planning a wedding is already stressing you out, then maybe it isn’t right for you to throw a large-scale wedding. Maybe...

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Flowers on a Budget: Flowers, Fresh or Silk?
Flowers on a Budget: Flowers, Fresh or S...

By jHagan Photography | Dec 14 2018

We all have a budget when it comes to planning our wedding, and sometimes hiring a florist for the florals we envision might break that budget. I...

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Creating a Signature Cocktail that Will Stand Out
Creating a Signature Cocktail that Will...

By Bustld Pro Team | Dec 19 2018

One of the first things you think about when planning for your bar is whether you will offer wine and beer only or a full bar. Either way, you ma...

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Three Ways to Find the Warmth in Your Winter Wedding
Three Ways to Find the Warmth in Your Wi...

By Shay Brown Events | Dec 20 2018

Winter is often considered an off-season for weddings. From unpredictable snowfall to setting a date during the holiday season, the qualities of winte...

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2019 Wedding Trends
2019 Wedding Trends

By Something Perfect Weddings | Jan 11 2019

A new year means new wedding trends. From new colors and flavors to new looks, we couldn’t be more excited to see some of these in 2019! &nbs...

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The Grand Exit
The Grand Exit

By Bustld Pro Team | Jan 25 2019

Your wedding reception is coming to an end – Will you be spending it savoring every last moment out on the dance floor? Or will you be making a...

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First Look Pros and Cons
First Look Pros and Cons

By Jeff Allen Studios | Feb 06 2019

Planning your wedding day is filled with everything from the really important decisions like which venue to have your reception at down to the smaller...

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Inspiration Guide: Signature Cocktails
Inspiration Guide: Signature Cocktails

By Bustld Pro Team | Feb 08 2019

No wedding is complete without a cocktail in hand, so why not give your guests a little something special with a signature cocktail? Your wedding da...

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Wedding Registry Trends
Wedding Registry Trends

By Bustld Pro Team | Feb 14 2019

A lot of couples now-a-days are skipping the traditional wedding registries and opting for more out of the box ideas. Since many couples have started...

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Bridal Party Attire
Bridal Party Attire

By Bustld Pro Team | Feb 26 2019

Now that you’ve selected your bridal party, you’ve got to decide what they will wear! Will the bridesmaids all be matching? Will they...

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Inspiration Guide: Wedding Favors
Inspiration Guide: Wedding Favors

By Bustld Pro Team | Mar 08 2019

A favor is always a nice gesture to thank your guests for being there for you. It can be a great way to personalize your wedding and a keeps...

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Unplugged Wedding Ceremony
Unplugged Wedding Ceremony

By Bustld Pro Team | Mar 19 2019

We’ve all seen it. That person sticking their phone down the aisle at a wedding trying to capture the perfect picture themselves and r...

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Registry Basics
Registry Basics

By Bustld Pro Team | Mar 25 2019

Whether it be a birthday or Christmas, gifts are always a fun thing to get. There’s no hiding the fact that everyone loves gifts and it’s...

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Other Photo Sessions to Book
Other Photo Sessions to Book

By Bustld Pro Team | Apr 09 2019

Once you’ve found the perfect photographer, you’ll have to decide what you want to include in your package. Aside from wedding day co...

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Gift Series: For Him
Gift Series: For Him

By Bustld Pro Team | Apr 12 2019

One gift that doesn’t go on your registry is a gift to your spouse. Is it a requirement? No, but it is a nice gesture to show one another t...

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Boudoir 101
Boudoir 101

By Bustld Pro Team | Apr 15 2019

Gentlemen, if you’re reading this, we suggest you jump ahead to the next article, because this one is for the ladies only! We’re sure you&...

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Top Five Tips for Doing a Boudoir Shoot
Top Five Tips for Doing a Boudoir Shoot

By Bustld Pro Team | Apr 16 2019

So, you’ve decided to do a boudoir shoot after all. To be sure you make the most of your time (and your money!), here are a few simple tips...

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Inspiration Guide: Bridesmaids Dresses
Inspiration Guide: Bridesmaids Dresses

By Bustld Pro Team | Apr 19 2019

There are so many different choices when it comes to picking out bridesmaid’s dresses for your ladies. Do you want them to match? How formal sho...

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Extra Entertainment to Consider
Extra Entertainment to Consider

By Bustld Pro Team | Apr 26 2019

You’ve already booked your DJ or your band, so you know the music will be good! But maybe you’re looking for a unique way to entertai...

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Gift Series: Groomsmen and Ring Bearer
Gift Series: Groomsmen and Ring Bearer

By Bustld Pro Team | May 03 2019

Your guys mean the world to you, that’s why you asked them to be a groomsmen isn’t it? Well, show them some love with a little token...

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Non-Standard Wedding Events: Welcome Party
Non-Standard Wedding Events: Welcome Par...

By Bustld Pro Team | May 06 2019

Most every wedding weekend will consist of standard wedding events like the ceremony and reception on wedding day and the rehearsal and rehe...

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Non-Standard Wedding Events: After Party
Non-Standard Wedding Events: After Party

By Bustld Pro Team | May 07 2019

Most every wedding weekend will consist of standard wedding events like the ceremony and reception on wedding day and the rehearsal and rehe...

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Non-Standard Wedding Events: Brunch
Non-Standard Wedding Events: Brunch

By Bustld Pro Team | May 09 2019

Most every wedding weekend will consist of standard wedding events like the ceremony and reception on wedding day and the rehearsal and rehe...

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Inspiration Guide: Bridal Bouquet
Inspiration Guide: Bridal Bouquet

By Bustld Pro Team | May 31 2019

One of the biggest design pieces to the wedding puzzle is flowers. Whether you plan to go big on the floral décor or go small, one thing y...

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Bride Accessories
Bride Accessories

By Something Perfect Weddings | Jun 03 2019

Often times, a bride’s accessories can be forgotten because all of the focus is on finding the dress (as it should be!). Sure, the dre...

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Groom’s Cake
Groom’s Cake

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 06 2019

You’ve already thought through the wedding cake– what flavors it will be, what it will look like, where it will go. But have you cons...

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I Saw the Sign
I Saw the Sign

By Kara Anne + Co | Jun 19 2019

Signage is an adorable way to tie your wedding together with a cohesive look and show off your personalities. There are many different styles of signa...

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A Look at First Looks
A Look at First Looks

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 17 2019

The first time a couple sees each other on wedding day could happen in two different ways: a private moment they share before the ceremony or as they...

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Inspiration Guide: Unique Food Options
Inspiration Guide: Unique Food Options

By Bustld Pro Team | Jun 28 2019

Wedding menus can get a little repetitive sometimes. More often than not, it’s a version of a baked chicken or steak, mashed potatoes and aspara...

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Inspiration Guide: Centerpieces
Inspiration Guide: Centerpieces

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 12 2019

When your guests walk into the reception space, there’s no question you want them to be wowed. There are so many different ways you can make tha...

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Is a Hair and Makeup Trial Really That Big of a Deal?
Is a Hair and Makeup Trial Really That B...

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 19 2019

In short, yes. Whether you believe us or not, it’s true that a hair and makeup trial does matter, and you should do it. You want to know why? We...

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What You Need to Plan a Backyard or Blank Space Wedding
What You Need to Plan a Backyard or Blan...

By Bustld Pro Team | Jul 22 2019

Today, hotels and traditional ballrooms are not your only choice for wedding venues. But what do you need to consider if you are planning yo...

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How to Set Up Your Backyard or Blank Space Wedding
How to Set Up Your Backyard or Blank Spa...

By Something Perfect Weddings Events | Jul 23 2019

Now that you know what you need to make the space into a reception, how do you put it all together, so it looks like a wedding reception? We...

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Accessing Your Backyard or Blank Space Wedding Venue
Accessing Your Backyard or Blank Space W...

By Something Perfect | Jul 25 2019

Even at traditional wedding venues, access can sometimes be a headache so you can only imagine how it might be in a residential neighborhood or at an...

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Current Dress Trends 2019
Current Dress Trends 2019

By Maddison Row South | Aug 01 2019

As you are prepping for you dress shopping appointments and going through the shopping experience, you will probably start to noti...

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Inspiration Guide: Table Numbers
Inspiration Guide: Table Numbers

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 02 2019

You’ve worked so hard making sure your table assignments are spot on. You’ve even come up with a creative way to direct guests to the righ...

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Non-Traditional Wedding Readings
Non-Traditional Wedding Readings

By Emily Katherine Events | Aug 14 2019

“Love is patient, love is kind.” If you’ve been to a wedding, especially a church wedding, you’ve probably heard this mor...

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Inspiration Guide: Flower Types
Inspiration Guide: Flower Types

By Something Perfect Weddings | Aug 23 2019

As you get ready and prepped for your first floral meeting you might realize you don’t have the first clue about the actual flower sid...

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Pre-Celebratory Events: Bridal Shower
Pre-Celebratory Events: Bridal Shower

By Bustld Pro Team | Aug 20 2019

There are quite a few celebratory events leading up to wedding day, one of which is the bridal shower. It’s a little less rowdy than your b...

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