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It seems like these past two weeks have been so full of celebrity weddings and engagements that we couldn’t contain our excitement anymore so we had to share. Let’s start with Kim K’s ring…we mean totally romantic proposal. Props Kanye! That was a job well done, though we expected nothing less. But more about that ring, rather giant, gorgeous rock on her hand, OH! MY! GOD!

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Seriously…can we get a round of applause for Kayne?!

 

And then we have the ever so adorable Kelly Clarkson who tied the knot recently to long time beau Brandon Blackstock and we are totally swoon over her gorgeous gown. The lace detail is to die for! Her dress designer, Alice Temperley did some amazing work, with long sleeves, gorgeous buttons, a v-neckline, an a-line silhouette gown, and did we mention lace?! And that bouquet! We just can’t get enough of her totally low-key, romantic, and rustic wedding.

 

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And for all of you boy meets world fans, both Danielle Fishel (Topanga) and Rider Strong (Shawn) tied the knot in the same weekend to their long time beaus. Seriously, how gorgeous do they look?! This just made us more excited for the season premiere of ‘Girl Meets World’!

 

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Congrats to all of the newlyweds and the newly engaged celeb couples out there! We wish you a lifetime of love & happiness.

 

XO,

The Simply Couture Wedding Gals

 

P.S.

Kim & Kanye, if you need an amazing duo of fab wedding planners, we might know a few girls that can help you out. 😉

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It’s the moment after you say ‘I do’, the joyous climax to your ceremony ~ finally, you’re pronounced husband & wife, wife & wife or husband & husband. Your friends and family erupt in a wave of applause!

{Article and playlist Via Bridal Musings}

 

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Our personal favorites are “Ho-Hey,” “You Are the Best Thing,” and “Ain’t That A Kick In the Head.”  Too CUTE!

XO, The Simply Couture Weddings Gals

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Happy ‘Fashion Friday’ everyone! Today is our second fashion Friday blog and we wanted to feature a very special piece of fashion that many brides tend to overlook when they think of ‘fashion’—linens. Yes, we said linens. Linens are one of the most important details that bring together your reception space. One of our favorite linens are sequined linens. For brides, who love the glitz, the glam, and love to be totally fabulous, sequined linens may be the perfect fit for your day. Despite what many brides think, sequined linens are classy, elegant, modern, and did we mention they are totally fabulous. They look especially amazing when you use clear chargers, and simple elegant floral centerpieces. Using a bold linen and a simple accents make for an especially stunning reception space—and one in which your guests will be talking about for years to come. We have picked out some of our favorite sequined linens to show you below.

 

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Check out our Pinterest board for more ‘Glitz and Glam’ Ideas here:  http://www.pinterest.com/terjoa/glitz-glam-inspired-weddings/

XO, The Simply Couture Wedding Gals

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13 ALTERNATIVE PROCESSIONAL SONGS FOR YOUR WALK DOWN THE AISLE

{via Bridal Musings Blog}

The ‘walking down the aisle’ music, otherwise known as processional or bridal entrance music, can be one of the hardest tracks to choose.

Especially if you’re not a traditional ‘da da da daaaah…Here Comes The Bride’ (on the organ) kind of bride.

There are so many things to consider when choosing your processional music.

Do you want to make a grand entrance?

Or perhaps you’d prefer a track that starts off slow but builds up to a crescendo?

Do you want instrumental music? Or a song with meaningful lyrics?! Decisions decisions…

 

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Photo by Erin Brown Photography via Soundtrack To I Do

Click the play button to listen to each track and don’t forget to turn the volume up nice and loud!

1. “Reign of Love” – Coldplay

Reign of Love ~ Coldplay

2. “I Love NYE” – Badly Drawn Boy

I Love NYE ~ Badly Drawn Boy

3. “Longing to Belong” – Eddie Veder

Longing to Belong ~ Eddie Veder

4. “Can’t Help Falling In Love” – Ingrid Michaelson

Cant Help Falling In Love ~ Ingrid Michaelson

5. “She” – Elvis Costello

She ~ Elvis Costello

6. “Hoppipolla” – Sigur Ros

Hoppipolla ~ Sigur Ros

7. “Moth’s Wings”  – Passion Pit

Moths Wings ~ Passion Pit

8. “Rose of My Heart” – Johnny Cash

Rose Of My Heart ~ Johnny Cash

9. “Halo” (Beyonce cover) – One Republic

Halo (Beyonce Cover) ~ One Republic

10. “Sparkplug Minuet”  – Mark Mothersbaugh

Sparkplug Minuet ~ Mark Mothersbaugh

11. “Let Me Tell You About My Boat” – Mark Mothersbaugh

Let Me Tell You About My Boat ~ Mark Motherbaugh

12. “Sky Cloud Winter Breeze” – Orba Squara

Sky Cloud Winter Breeze ~ Orba Squara

13. “Falling In Love At a Coffeeshop” – Landon Pigg

Falling In Love At A Coffeeshop ~ Landon Pigg

Have you got any other alternative processional song ideas? We’d love to hear them!

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{VIA MODERN WEDDINGS BLOG}

It’s time to get creative with cocktails. Not every couple wants to present the same old sip at their wedding. We’re here to shake things up a bit and pour something new into the mix- here’s eight drinks that will have guests begging for more beverages throughout the night. 

 

For The :: Artsy Affair

Sip On The :: Strawberry Basil Fizz  

 

Ingredients:

3 oz Crispin Original or Brut Cider

1.5 oz Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer 

1 oz Light white Rum

1 Large Strawberry Quartered 

2 Wedges of Lime

2 Large Basil Leaves, torn into pieces

1/2 tsp Sugar (plus extra to rim glass)

Directions:

Using a slice of lime, rim the serving glass and dip into a small dish of  sugar.

In a mixing glass- squeeze and drop the lime slices, add basil, sugar, and   strawberry segments.

Muddle the ingredients together until they are broken up a bit.

Fill a shaker glass with ice, add in the rum & cider, top with a shaker tin.

Give the drink a couple firm shakes and pour into rimmed glass.

Garnish with a little lime, basil, and strawberry.

Cocktail created by Crispin Cider 

 

For The :: City Soirée 

Sip On The :: Crystal Blue 

 

Ingredients: 

1.5 oz Casa Noble Crystal Tequila

1 dash Aztec Chocolate Bitters

1 barspoon Pepper Jazz 

1/2 oz Lemon Juice 

1/2 oz Caramel Syrup 

1 1/2 oz Blueberry Juice 

Directions: 

Build all ingredients in a shaker tin with ice. Shake.

Strain over fresh ice into into a glass with a dehydrated blueberry rim.

Garnish with mint and blueberry skewer and serve.

Cocktail created by Green City Market Cocktails 

 

For The :: Wedding Out West 

Sip On The :: Watermelon Jalapeño Margarita 

 

Ingredients: 

4 oz Watermelon Juice

4 oz Tequila

1 oz Lime Juice

1 oz Triple Sec

1 tsp Jalapeño Juice

1 Cup Ice

1 tbsp Coarse Salt 

Cocktail created by Two-Tarts 

 

For The :: Feminine Fête

Sip On The :: Champagne-Pomegranate Punch

 Ingredients:

1 tsp fresh Pomegranate Arils

4 oz Champagne

1/2 tsp Pomegranate Juice

1 tsp Cassis

Directions:

Place fresh pomegranate arils into a Champagne flute.

Pour Champagne into flute, add pomegranate juice & cassis.

 

For The :: Rustic Barn Affair

Sip On The :: Aviation Lemon-Lavender Fizz

 

Ingredients: 

2 oz Aviation American Gin

1 1/2 Lavender Simple Syrup

3/4 oz Lemon Juice

Dash of Club Soda

1 Cup Granulated Sugar

1 Cup Water

1 1/2 tbsp Dried Lavender Buds

Directions: 

Pour gin, simple syrup, and lemon into a shaker and shake with flair.

Strain into a martini glass.Top with Club Soda.

Garnish with lemon or lavender sprig, and serve.

Cocktail Created by Aviation American Gin

 

For The :: Bride on the Beach 

Sip On The :: Brazilian Caipirinhi 

 

Ingredients: 

1 2/3 oz Cachaca

1/2 Lime, cut into 4 wedges 

2 tsp Crystal or Refined Sugar 

Directions: 

Place lime and sugar into an old-fashioned glass and muddle ingredients together.

Fill glass with crushed ice and add the Cachaca.

 

For The :: Wine Aficionado 

Sip On The :: Sangria Flora

 Ingredients: 

1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc or Dry White Wine 

1 Cup St-Germain

2 Fresh Peaches

5-6 Strawberries

6 Fresh Raspberries

1 Bunch of Fresh Grapes

Directions: 

Stir ingredients in a pitcher or carafe. Soak for approximately 15 minutes.

Serve in an ice-filled glass.

Cocktail created by Epicurious 

For The :: Classy Soirée 

Sip On The :: Dirty Martini 

 

 

Ingredients:

2 1/2 Shots Gin 

1/2 Shot of Brine from Cocktail Olives

1/8 Extra-Dry Vermouth

Directions:

Shake ingredients with ice in Cocktail Shaker and strain.

Serve chilled.

Cocktail created by The Food Network 

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