Pomegranate Red Winter Wedding Inspiration {with a fairytale dress}

Today's styled shoot is the perfect way to start the week leading up to Valentine's Day. When you combine a fairytale style red wedding dress with snow you know it's going to be amazing. The stunning photographs are from Jenni Grace Photography and Jenni envisioned this shoot to have a very organic feel and wanted to play off of nature as much as possible by not adding many props other than florals. As you will see, Stephanie of The Blue Daisy outdid herself with the gorgeous floral crown. Hannah Conard Beauty created the beautiful hair and makeup for Shanna to look just like a winter princess. And, that yummy heart shaped macaron? That's the sweet creation of Bella Christie.

A little background on the couple - Shanna and Mark. Jenni photographed their wedding and when they came back to her for an anniversary session, she knew she wanted to put her vision of winter romance together with them at the forefront. The red dress was borrowed from Elizabeth of Craig Photography and it's one she uses in her studio and fit Shanna perfectly and looked amazing against the snow.

Giveaway : Win a Conversation Hearts Cookie Gift Set from Eleni's

It's time for a Sweet Giveaway to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Eleni's New York is joining me today on the blog and awarding one lucky reader of Brenda's Wedding Blog with a Conversation Hearts Cookie Gift Set with 9 cookies inside. Since 1997, Eleni's New York has been specializing in customizable, handmade sugar cookie creations. Eleni's is a nut-free and Kosher certified bakery creating irresistibly designed custom Conversation Cookies™ and other treats that are guaranteed to delight fans located around the world. Along with their HUGE collection of Valentine's Day Cookies, Eleni's also has cookies that are perfect for weddings, showers, bachelorette parties and anniversaries.

Enter below for your chance to win a Conversation Hearts Cookie Gift Set from Eleni's New York.

PS: Order Your Favorite Valentine Cookie Set today before it's gone and be sure to use my exclusive coupon code BRENDA to save 10% Off any size order placed at Elenis.com *

Celebrate Love Month and Win a Conversation Hearts Gift Set on www.BrendasWeddingBlog.com

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11 Bouquets for Valentine's Day ... from Traditional Blooms to Unexpected Bouquets

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Today's post is going to completely amaze you if you love beautiful blooms from farms on a volcano, bouquets that are affordable and will arrive to celebrate Valentine's Day with. You may want to drop a few hints to your guy if you fall in love with these flowers. Or you might even want to surprise your maid of honor and/or bridesmaids :) At The Bouqs, you can order beautiful flowers from the traditional rose bouquet, to the unexpected and untraditional style bouquets. Today I'm sharing with you some of my favorite bouquets from The Bouqs Valentine's Day collection - which would also make gorgeous floral centerpieces for bridal showers. Are you ready to fall in love with some beautiful blooms {and their names} that are romantic and heartfelt gifts?

————> Come Shop The Bouqs for these gorgeous Valentine's Day Flowers
top left to bottom right {row by row}:
1. XOXO features Gillyflowers with amazing antique purple blooms
2. Desperado is a beautiful combination of Roses with purple accents
3. Cake n' Cream is a sweet treat with the mixed Ranunculus
4. Bubbly is an untraditional bouquet with the lovely Gillyflowers in an antique color
5. Charmed, I'm Sure features Purple Lisianthus flowers
6. Infinity features pink Lisianthus blooms
7. Pucker Up is a lovely bouquet of mixed color hydrangeas
8. Everlasting Love is another Gillyflower bouquet in antique purple and yellow colors
9. Happy Together is a pretty bouquet of Gillyflowers in purple and green blooms
10. Super Cute features romantic carnations in a mix of reds, pinks and bi-colors

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Unique Wedding Reception Ideas

When it comes to unique wedding reception ideas, Anoush Banquet Halls & Catering in California has some pretty amazing ones. Today, I’ve put together a wonderful collection of ideas that will help you decide what style is best for your wedding day. Will you have chandeliers? Will you drape luxurious fabric? Will you have your catering company join you outside? Come see all the amazing wedding reception ideas from Anoush Banquet Halls & Catering . . .

6 Unique Wedding Reception Ideas

1. Dine with your wedding guests outside with elegant table settings, a fountain nearby and hanging lights that will twinkle when night falls. {location: Hummingbird Nest in Simi Valley}

2. Have a pop-up tent under the stars that’s illuminated in up-lighting with hanging chandeliers. {location: Hummingbird Nest in Simi Valley}

3. Have your reception in a museum with an exhibit as the backdrop. {location: National History Museum in Downtown Los Angeles}

4. Go all white with a tent, white linens, white chairs and even crystal white chandeliers - then make it pop with bright floral arrangements {location: Hummingbird Nest in Simi Valley}

5. Go fancy with the head table for the bride and groom with a lush floral arrangement and candles surrounding the floor in front of the table. {location: the Brandview Ballroom}

6. Go all out and combine all the elements - chandeliers, elegant linens, name of bride and groom illuminated on the wall, lush and brightly colored florals. {location: Le Foyer Ballroom}

So, what is your favorite unique wedding reception idea? Please leave me a comment as I'd love to know what idea excites you the most.

Anoush Banquet Halls & Catering is ready to provide your event with sophisticated settings and award winning catering. I'm proud to have them as a member of my all new VIP Wedding Vendor Guide launching in the coming weeks.

How to Create Wedding Registries . . . the easy way

Whether you are one of the newly engaged couples from over the holidays or if you said "yes" before the holidays even started . . . I want to first say Congratulations and to let you know it's time for the planning fun to begin.

One of the planning stages will of course involve creating your wedding registry - whether it's for your brand new home or if it's a second marriage - there is a registry for you. At MyRegistry.com, you can add products to your gift list from any store in the world, even right from your smartphone while shopping. It's true. Here's the full scoop on how easy it is to create a wedding registry with MyRegistry.com . . .
How to Create Wedding Registries . . . the Easy Way {click to find out the 3 secrets}
  1. Adding gifts from any store in the world is a breeze when you place the "Add to MyRegistry" button on your bookmarks bar. Simply browse your favorite stores and instantly add gifts to your bridal registry with the click of the button.
  2. Adding to your wedding registry list on-the-go is as easy as scanning any barcode and adding the items to your gift list while browsing your favorite store. Shopping at a store that doesn't have a website? Just take a photo and add a few details about where the item can be purchased.
  3. Have everything you already need but dreaming of a romantic honeymoon? Well, then you can register for cash gifts. Creating a cash gift fund is the tasteful way to register for cash. It can be used for a honeymoon fund {including activities + dinners together}, a down payment on a new home fund or anything you can think of.
So, when it comes time to create your wedding registry - think about how amazing it would be to have a wedding registry that wasn't limited to just a few of your favorite shops. At MyRegistry.com, the sky is the limit when it comes to the possibilities of adding items to your registry. And, MyRegistry.com even syncs with major retailers which means you can incorporate your existing registries with your MyRegistry.com account. You will love the ease of creating your wedding registry and your guests will love the ease of shopping for you.

$150 BHLDN Shopping Spree Loop Giveaway

It's been quite the month of giveaways on the blog and I couldn't be happier to start 2016 giving my readers the chance to win all these amazing prizes. Today, starts a super fun instagram loop giveaway with an amazing group of ladies. Get ready to be inspired by the gorgeous feeds of vendors, shop owners and bloggers as you make your way through the loop of just 10 accounts to earn your chance at winning a $150 Shopping Spree to BHLDN.

Giveaway : Win a Garnet Halo Clover Necklace from Blue Nile

Happy Monday - it's a special Garnet month on the blog. Not only is garnet the birthstone for January - but it's my birthday month {on the 26th to be exact}. And, did you see the Crimson Red Wedding Inspiration Board last week? It was inspired by the garnet gemstone. This month, Blue Nile joins me again and in celebration of Garnet Month, they are awarding one lucky reader of Brenda's Wedding Blog the chance to take this stunning garnet necklace home. When I peeked into the box with this Garnet Halo Clover Necklace inside - I'll admit, I became a tad jealous of the lucky reader of my blog that gets to wear this one. Just look at the details in the jewels - it's so sparkly and perfect for upcoming Valentine's Day. The design is classic and it features a halo of white topaz gemstones accented in a sterling silver frame. {PS: this necklace will be shipped directly from me, which means . . . a little extra surprise will be included in the package for the lucky winner}

Giveaway ends on Sunday January 31st, 2016 at 11:59 pm est

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