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Hosting a Brunch Wedding: Ideas, Tips and Timeline

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Brunch – it’s not just for bridal showers anymore!

Brunch weddings make for an excellent alternative to busier Saturday night events. Hosting a brunch wedding is inherently festive, and can bring garden-party vibes to your wedding reception. Your brunch wedding reception can be elegant and sophisticated, or relaxed and cheerful.

Hosting a brunch wedding can be fun. But remember, it takes just as much effort and planning as a traditional wedding reception. Thankfully, we have plenty of brunch wedding ideas for you, tips on what to consider, and the essential wedding brunch timeline.


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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Bullock Texas State History Museum

Weddings at the Bullock Texas State History Museum are beautiful and timeless. In addition to a variety of event spaces that couples can use for their wedding,

This week, we sat down Rachel Miller, Head of Events for the Bullock Texas State History Museum. We learned a little more about weddings at the museum, talked event trends and her most important wedding planning tip.


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How To Choose Your Wedding Party: The Complete Guide

Your wedding party helps with the details, gives you support, and overall makes your wedding planning process just that much more enjoyable. The fun parties, the trips, the matching robes – you want it all. And you want it with the right people.

How to choose your wedding party isn’t rocket science. Still, you need to take your time and consider the overall dynamics.

So before you start planning your adorable bridesmaid invitation gifts…read on for information on all you need to consider.


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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Ever After Studio

Choosing your wedding photographer is an important step in the wedding planning process. You want someone reliable, easy to work with, and passionate about weddings. Cue –  Ever After Studio, wedding photographer in the Austin and San Antonio area.

We recently sat down with owner Matt Kittrell and talked inspiration, planning advice and his favorite part of the job!


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Bridal Shower Themes: The Ultimate Idea List!

There’s the bridal shower theme ideas you’ve heard of and been to. Then, there’s our bridal shower theme ideas! We put together a list of unique bridal shower ideas to get the inspiration going for your bridal shower.

Whether it’s coed or just for the girls, adding a theme makes a bridal shower all the more fun. Need help on creating your wedding registry? Check out our Wedding Registry Guide here.


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One Eleven East: Historic Urban Wedding Venue

Not every bride falls in love with her wedding venue so much that she decides to not just rent it – but buy it.

Fallon Allison had her wedding reception at One Eleven East in 2018. The modern, industrial space was perfect for her wedding style. After hosting her reception at this beautiful wedding venue, Fallon knew she not only wanted to be a bride, but a wedding venue owner. In June of 2021, she became the proud new owner of One Eleven East. Under her care and leadership, One Eleven East has grown into one of the premier venues in the North Austin area, supported by a passionate team that truly loves weddings and their venue.


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Best Time to Get Married in Texas? We Have the Answer

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Choosing a wedding date is often the first big wedding decision couples need to make. Once you’ve officially announced your engagement, it’s also the first question you’ll start getting from would be wedding guests.

If you’re wondering when the best time to get married in Texas is, you’re not alone. 

And in a planning process where each decision seems its own micro-relationship test, choosing a wedding date needs forethought and patience.

The good news? We have a few things to consider to make that decision just a little easier.


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Wedding Dress Shopping: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Wedding Dress Shopping Experience

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Picking out your wedding dress is a naturally fun part of your wedding planning experience. But finding the right dress takes time – and that means planning a wedding dress shopping day!

From searching for the perfect dress, to knowing what bridal shops to visit, to easy tips you may not know, you’ll need to know how to plan your wedding dress shopping in advance.

Here’s how to get from dreaming to saying yes to the dress no matter your style or budget.


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The Texas Wedding Guide App: Wedding Planning Made Easy

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Planning an Austin wedding? Don’t miss downloading the only local Austin wedding planning app – the Texas Wedding Guide app!

This free and easy wedding planning tool has all the essentials you need. From finding local Austin wedding vendors to managing your guest list, the app is loaded with features and syncs flawlessly with your TexasWeddings.com Wedding Portal.

We have the run down all the best features you can find on the app!

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Fast Five! Whiskey Crumbs

The sweetest detail to plan for your wedding is definitly the sweets! We spoke to wedding cookie baker Jessica Abrons with Whiskey Crumbs all about her specialized company, wedding trends an her daily inspiraton!


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Bridal Show Tips For Couples: 5 Post Wedding Show Tips

Recently attended the Bridal Extravaganza? Looking for bridal show tips for after the show?

Here are 5 things to do after visiting a bridal show to make the most of your visit!

You hit the wedding show floor with gusto, bridal posse in tow. Still, even if you did sign a contract with a wedding professional onsite, you likely still have some vendors to book. Above all, the post-show follow up can be overwhelming.  Don’t fret! We have 5 Bridal Show Tips for Couples on what to do after a wedding show visit.


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Fast Five! The Taylor Mansion

The perfect wedding starts with the perfect wedding venue.

We recently spoke to Robert and Lindsey Smith, owner of The Taylor Mansion on their wedding services, planning advice and what makes their Austin wedding venue unique.


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Outdoor Wedding Ceremony in Texas: What to Know & How To Make it Work

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If you’re planning an outdoor wedding ceremony in Texas, you have lots of wedding venues to choose from. From garden weddings to nearby locations, an outdoor wedding ceremonies in Texas can be beautiful and picturesque.

But with potential soaring temperatures, you also want to make sure your guests are comfortable. You want them to enjoy the ceremony and focus on the special moment – not the heat!

Luckily, we have all the info you need to plan a successful outdoor wedding ceremony from planning tips to what to know when planning an outdoor ceremony.

Here are 5 Outdoor Wedding Ceremony tips from the experts at Texas Weddings.


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Fast Five: CW Events

From COVID unit nurse to full time wedding planner, Camille Wolfe knows how to handle stress. And that is just one of many perks of working with her to plan your wedding! We recently spoke with Camille of CW Events about how she got her start, what services she provides and her best planning advice for couples!


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Fast Five! Thistlewood Manor & Gardens

Finding the right Austin wedding venue can take time doing research, making phone calls, compiling info, and going on on-site visits. And when you find a wedding venue that is not only beautiful but has everything you need from catering to linens all in one location – it’s like venue gold!

Enter Thistlewood Manor & Gardens. This beautiful Austin wedding venue may just be your ideal wedding location. We recently spoke with owner Ginny Louise on the many amenities and services they provide, planning tips, and what makes this wedding venue truly unique. 
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Austin Wedding Venue Tour: Historical Sights

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If you’re a couple who love romantic vibes and historic ambiance, a historic Austin wedding venue may be the ideal location for your wedding. Roaming gardens, vintage furniture and throw back to elegance vibe all make these venues the perfect choice. 


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Fast Five! Neill-Cochran Museum

A beautiful wedding all starts with a beautiful wedding venue. The Neill-Cochran House Museum just may be the perfect historical Austin wedding venue for you. This wedding venue features a great location and a lovely setting, but also team members who are truly passionate about what they do.

We recently sat down with Karen Kincaid Brady, Programming Director for the museum. We talked about what makes the Neill-Cochran Musuem special, wedding advice and more.


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Austin Wedding Venue Tour – Hidden Gems

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We’ve scoured the area to find wedding venues in Austin and surrounding areas that are the “hidden gems” of the city. Places that are nestled just inside just behind a long road or a grouping of oak trees that just may be waiting for you!


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Fast Five! Booths by Alex

Photo Booths have gone from wedding trend to wedding reception essential! And Alex Dickerson, owner of Booths by Alex, ensures every couples he works with gets a great experience.

We recently spoke with Alex and leanred more about his Austin photo booth company, his planning advice, and a little about his family.


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Save Big at the Texas Old Town Wedding Garage Sale!

Every Spring hundreds of engaged couples descend upon the loved Hill Country wedding venue, Texas Old Town.

They not only come to see the four stunning Texas Old Town wedding venue sites, they come to attend their epic biannual Wedding Garage Sale.


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6 Quick Tips for Productive Venue Tours with the Experts at Vintage Villas

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Finding a wedding venue is one of the first steps you’ll take in your wedding planning. And it can be overwhelming! Austin and the surrounding area has numerous wedding venues to choose from, each with its own special charm and amenities.

Once you’ve narrowed down the list to your favorites, it’s time to start visiting each one to find your ideal fit. The process is time consuming, but crucial.

It helps to know in advance how to make your venue tours productive, helpful and smooth. So we recently sat down with Erika Tucker, Event Sales Director at Vintage Villas. She shared her best tips to make your venue tours effective.

Avoid wasting time and breeze through your venue tour with her expert advice!


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Fast Five: Sugar Shaker Bakery

The sweetest thing about a wedding is the wedding cake!

This week we’re talking with Rada Sam, owners of Sugar Shaker Bakery to hear the story behind their company, their family and what makes their Austin wedding cake company truly unique.


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New York Bridal Fashion Week Recap! Lace, feathers, fringe!

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New York Luxury Bridal Fashion Week is over and the wedding gown world is abuzz without all the newest trends from the designers Spring 2023 collections!

Weddings today are getting big and celebrating large – and that includes the wedding gowns. The runway was full of big ball gowns, feathery touches, loads of sparkle and all over lace.

Here’s the list of our favorite trends from NYLFW 2022!


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Austin Wedding Venue Tour – Ranches & Wineries

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Looking for that true Texas atmosphere at your wedding?  We are taking a venue tour this week of the area’s Ranches & Wineries. We have the run down to get you started on your Austin wedding venue search.


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Easy Easter Themed Wedding Ideas

Thinking about Easter weddings? We are too!

Spring weddings might just be our favorite and that means garden parties, pastel pallets and of course – Easter! Whether you’re getting married the Saturday prior to Easter, or even within a few weeks of the holiday, an Easter wedding theme may just be the perfect way to honor the season.

Read on to hear about our Easter wedding ideas and easy tips to keep in mind when planning an Easter wedding.


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Fast Five: EcoClean Wedding Gown Cleaners

Your photos will preserve your wedding memories, but your wedding gown needs the right wedding gown cleaner to stay beautiful and well-preserved. Enter EcoClean! They are the Austin wedding gown cleaner experts, both with new gowns and heritage wedding gowns.

We recently spoke to Michael with EcoClean about their company, unique services and favorite wedding dress trends!


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Austin Wedding Venue Tour: Hill Country Beauties

Nothing beats the beauty and the charm of a Texas Hill Country wedding! And we’ve rounded up some of the best Hill Country wedding venues that show true Texas atmosphere and hospitality. From the contemporary to the elegant, check out our elite list of wedding venues.


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BoHo Chic Wedding Style: Get the look!

Weddings are going boho-chic crazy and couples are flocking to this ultra-cool style!

Inspiration from certain decades makes its way into wedding fashion and decor on a regular, with new influences all the time. We can’t pinpoint exactly where this decor movement started, but it’s certainly here. And that look is pure 70’s!

We’re unpacking this trend and all the details you need to achieve the look.


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Fast Five: Vintage Villas

Looking for the right Austin wedding venue at the right location with the right amenities? Look no further than Vintage Villas Hotel & Events. This beautiful Lake Travis wedding venue is stacked with amenities and includes an incredible view.

We recently sat down with Sales Director, Erika Tucker to talk about what makes their wedding venue unique, planning tips and why she loves her job.


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February Austin Bridal Events Entertain and Educate Couples

The chilly February weather can’t stop recently engaged couples from attending fun and information wedding open house events in Austin! The month was busy with wedding open house events from couples engaged over the holidays. After attending the Bridal Extravaganza in January, couples were ready to see wedding venues up close and personal and visit with a variety of wedding professionals.

Hear all about the recent wedding shows and events and check out our Special Events page to learn more about upcoming bridal events in Austin.


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Green Wedding Decor Inspo!

Feeling green?

We can’t think of a luckier day to get married than St. Patrick’s Day! But whether you’re planning a St. Patrick’s Day wedding or not, we can still steal some inspiration from the popular holiday with a little green wedding inspo. 


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2022 Wedding Trends

Weddings in 2022 are all about the big, the bold and the ultra-customized. Couples are taking the idea of their personal love story, including their family history and meet-cute moments, and sharing that story through their event.

And even though most couples are no longer compelled to make major adjustments to their weddings due to the pandemic, trends such as outdoor weddings have stuck.

Read on to hear about the newest trends in weddings and get inspired for your big soiree!


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Trend Spotted! Alternative “Flower Girls”

It’s time to think outside the basket. And in this case, we mean the flower girl basket!

Since the first coordinated dance processional appeared on the wedding trend scene, couples have been looking for fun ways to make their ceremony unforgettable – and bring a smile to guest’s faces.

Our favorite new ceremony trend: Alternative Flower Girls! Read on to hear about this fun new trend.


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A Destination Wedding Weekend Event Right Near Home

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Looking for a memory-making wedding weekend getaway for all? Look no further than Texas’ best small town.

Close enough to home to be convenient, but far enough to feel like a true destination wedding, Fredericksburg offers fun for all generations and has a multitude of charming wedding venues

Read on to learn more about this great Hill Country wedding destination and all the adventures that await you and your guests.


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2022 Wedding Food Trends

Wedding food trends for 2022 are as varied as engaged couples everywhere. From new service styles to blasts from the pasts, the latest in wedding food trends is all about celebrating food, each other and the new way we eat.

Read on to hear about the trends that may be making their way to a plate near you!


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Spring 2022 Bridal Fashion Trends

The weather is warming and the official start of Spring is almost here. And there’s nothing quite as charming as a Spring bride! 

The season evokes thoughts of macaron-inspired color schemes and garden soiree’s. From budding flowers to Easter vibes, there’s much to be inspired about in Spring. But we are most inspired when looking at the runway. Read more to hear all about our favorite in Spring 2022 bridal fashion.


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Fast Five: Diamond Barrel

Diamond Barrel‘s owner Shannon Minor knows what it’s like to be a stressed-out bride. And she’s vowed that her couples will never feel that way! Instead she runs her wedding venue with ease and pride in mind.

Diamond Barrel is Liberty Hill’s newest wedding venue. We recently spoke down with Shannon to learn a little more about the venue, and herself.


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Couples Win Big at January Austin Wedding Events

The holidays were busy with Austin wedding engagements and these couples had scores of Open House events to choose from! January started off with a largest Austin wedding event of the year – and kept going from there.

Read more about January’s big wedding events and check out our Events Page for upcoming events you don’t want to miss!

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Fast Five: The Pet Gal

One of the biggest trends in weddings is cute and furry – including your Fur Babies in your wedding! Whether your beloved pet is central to your wedding ceremony or simply one of the honored guests, more and more couples want their pets a part of their wedding day.

But what you don’t want on your wedding day is added stress! That’s where The Pet Gal comes in. Wedding Pet Coordinator Clare Sheehan offers exclusive pet wedding services and is the only provider of her kind in Austin. We spoke with Clare about her services, advice on including pets in your wedding ceremony and much more.


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Trend Spotted! Ready Together

This week’s wedding trend is all about bucking tradition!

We’re seeing more and more engaged couples getting ready together on their wedding day. Hear more about this trend and why you’ll want to consider getting ready together with your fiance on your wedding day.


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Fast Five: Texas Pro DJ

When choosing the right wedding DJ you need someone reliable, knowledgeable and fun! Enter  Texas Pro DJ – one of Austin couple’s favorite wedding DJ’s.

We recently spoke with owner Barrington K. Miles about his company, favorite wedding traditions, and what just might get him teary during a wedding.


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Wedding Inspiration from Bridgerton

Netflix finally released the trailer for Bridgerton Season 2 – and we’re here for it! As we eagerly await the new season (mark your calendars for March 25th), what better way to spend our time than re-watching Season One…and gushing over all the events.

No matter how large or small your wedding, there’s something for everyone to take away from the lush Bridgerton events. From flowers to fireworks – we have all your Bridgerton wedding inspiration here!
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What’s Your Classic Cocktail Wedding Style?

Craft cocktails made a splash on the wedding scene in recent years and are still loved by wedding-planning couples everywhere.

If you ask a reputable bartender – all you need for the perfect classic cocktail is just three perfect ingredients! You’ll need more than that to pull off the perfect wedding – but it doesn’t mean you can’t be inspired by these beverage favorites. Read on to find your favorite cocktail and see what wedding style your cocktail choice says about you!


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Fast Five: Charles Johnson House

If you’re looking for a indoor/outdoor wedding event venue in Austin, the Charles Johnson House at the American Legion may just be the wedding venue for you.

In addition to having a beautiful wedding venue and grounds, the location has history, pride and a great cause. Event Manager Suzyn Barrientos recently sat down with us to talk about why she loves this wedding venue and what makes them uniquely special.


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5 Unique Date Ideas in Austin

It’s love month and whether you’re recently engaged or have been planning your wedding for a year now, we say it’s time to take some YOU time. As – you and you together.

Movie nights in and restaurants out are all well and good, but we have some new ways to spend time together in Austin. Read on to see our unique date ideas!


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Fast Five: Kalahari Resorts and Conventions

Recently engaged? First stop – your wedding venue!

Not only do you need to find the Austin wedding venue that has the right look, feel, space and amenities you’re looking for – you want to find a wedding venue that has the right person. And by “right person” we mean a passionate and experienced wedding sales rep that knows their stuff!

Social Sales Manager Kelli Riccio clearly loves her job planning weddings at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions! We recently sat down with Kelli and talked her favorite wedding tradition, planning advice, and why she loves planning weddings so much.


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Trend Spotted! Balloons

When considering your wedding decorations, balloons might not be the first type of decoration that comes to mind. But take one look at the latest trend in wedding balloons and you’ll see why couples are incorporating balloons again and again in their wedding.

Like any wedding trend – don’t be tempted to tackle this style on your own. Work with your decor company to achieve an elegant and whimsical look.

Read on to learn how to incorporate balloon decor into your wedding!


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Fast Five: One Eleven East

indoor wedding ceremony at Austin wedding venue One Eleven East

First step in wedding planning, just after selecting your wedding date, is booking your Austin wedding reception venue. From the traditional to the unique, Austin and the Hill Country area have great wedding venues for couples to select from.

One we are particularly in love with is One Eleven East, an eclectic Austin wedding venue located just north of town. We sat down with Kaitlyn Taylor, Venue Director with One Eleven East and talked wedding trends, planning tips and a hopeful pandemic wedding stories from hosting one of their many wedding receptions.


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Fast Five! Haute Spot Wedding Venue

Haute Spot Venue is a premier open-air event and wedding venue in Cedar Park, Texas, conveniently located about 20 minutes north of downtown Austin. With lush trees and ample event space, Haute Spot Venue is quickly becoming a favorite Austin wedding venue among Texas couples!

We recently spoke to Social Media Coordinator, McKenna Garrison on what services they provide, wedding tips and trends and favorite wedding traditions.


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Very Peri Winter Color Palette

Our last installment of Very Peri color inspiration takes a look at winter wedding inspiration – cozy bridal fashion, warming decorations and sumptuous linens. 

In truth, South Texas winter weddings aren’t always enveloped in chilly, cold weather. You’re just as likely to have sunshine and modest temperatures as you will cold winds and ice. But that doesn’t mean Texas brides don’t love the Winter Wonderland look. 

Read on to see how we created a beautiful Very Peri winter wedding color palette and get inspired for your trendy winter wedding.


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