Wedding Tips & Trends

Wedding Crush | Robyn + Matt

Not even a little rain could dampen the mood the day Robyn and Matt got married. Instead, they took the opportunity to take some beautiful overcast photos in a lush field with a breathtaking view of mountains in the background. But what wedding day is complete without a pit stop at the local ice cream parlor? They continued the nature theme by naming guest tables with bodies of water and using fishing flies rather than flowers for boutonnieres. The result is a seriously aesthetic nature wedding. To top off this super cool wedding, the happy couple literally tied the knot. We just can’t, so you’ll have to check out the wedding for yourself below.

Dresses: Yazmin & Maren in Ink Blue

Photography by Ashlee Burke Photography


Real #Azazie Wedding | Debbie + Eduardo

Debbie and Eduardo had an absolutely stunning wedding with decorations that beautifully represented their Mexican and Guatemalan culture... and Debbie’s love for boho! Looking for inspiration on how to incorporate your love for macrame and vibrant colors? Trying to figure out how to incorporate yellow bridesmaids dresses into your wedding? Take a peek at Debbie and Eduardo's wedding below, or just read about their adorable proposal story and Debbie's favorite wedding highlights!

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Q: You and your hubby are so cute! How did you know that your partner was the one?

"Aw thank you! I knew he was the one when I saw how sweet, hard-working, and family oriented he was. He was always such a gentleman, fun, and adventurous. I knew he was going to be my forever travel and life partner. He makes life so fun! He is the oldest of his three younger sisters and seeing what a great big brother and son he was made me know that someday he would be a great father and was the perfect man for me."

Q: What's your proposal story?

"We took a trip to Guanajuato, Mexico for our 8 year anniversary (New Years Day). He proposed in front of the beautiful theatre by using a mime. The mime created a show in which he wanted a woman (me) to pick the best man. He chose my husband and two other men to strut their stuff and try to win me over. Obviously, my choice was my husband and as my husband walked on over trying to conquer me by showing off his muscles and being silly he got down on one knee in front of hundreds of people and popped the question. I had no idea he had set up a mime to create a show in which we would both participate. It was definitely a night I will never forget!"

Q: Who was the most nervous on the big day?

"Surprisingly, he was."

Q: If you could relive any moment during your wedding day, which would it be?

"Walking down the aisle all over again. It was such a beautiful moment."

Q: Celebrating your big day means making tons of decisions. What was your favorite part of the planning experience?

"My favorite part of the planning experience was getting to shop! I really enjoyed going out with my husband to several stores and just deciding on decor items for our Wedding together
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Q: What inspired you to choose your wedding colors/theme?

"I absolutely love bright colors so I knew I had to have a Wedding that reflected that. Yellow, Teal, and Fuschia are my top three favorite colors and they went perfectly with our Bohemian/Fiesta theme. We chose that theme because #1, I am a huge boho lover, anything floral, macrame, vibrant colors, etc. calls my name; #2 we wanted our wedding to reflect our Guatemalan and Mexican heritage so we knew a fiesta inspired theme would tie it all together perfectly."

Dress: Cora

Q: We’re so honored that we got to be a part of your special day! Why did you choose Azazie?

"Yellow is my favorite color and Azazie carried the perfect Marigold color that I was searching for as well as a variety of styles that my bridesmaids could choose from."

Q: How did you decide on your wedding venue?

"We wanted an outdoor wedding and when we took a tour of our venue (only tour we had) we knew it was the one. All the greenery, florals, and nature that surrounded the venue was exactly what we were looking for."

Dresses: Cecilia, Cora, Jacey, Lindsey

Q: Many of our readers are brides-to-be. Do you have any tips for these lovely ladies?

"Remember, your wedding day is about you and your future husband so do what makes you both happy and not what makes others happy. Lastly, your wedding day is just one day, but your marriage is for a lifetime so don't sweat the little things. Enjoy the planning process!"

Want to be featured in a Real #Azazie Wedding? Submit your wedding here!

Photography by Mirage & Light Photography


Top Styles for Your Black Tie Wedding

If you’re saying “I Do” in high style and dream of your guests dancing the night away at a black-tie affair, you’re probably already imagining the gowns your bridesmaids might be wearing. Thinking of frothy, fairy-tale layers? Sequins for days? Whatever your vision for your high-class fête is, you’ll find the perfect dress style from Azazie that won’t break the bank. Here are some options that would look fabulous on your ‘maids:

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1. The Cali

Your bridesmaids will shimmer sweetly as they dance the night away in this style, which pairs a sequined bodice with a princess-worthy chiffon skirt. In a jewel-tone like burgundy, your ladies will be formal enough for a black-tie affair while adding a hint of dreamy romance.

2. The Estrella

Go all-out glamourous with the Estrella gown which is covered in sequins from head to toe. The mermaid-style skirt will swirl across the dance floor, while the figure-skimming silhouette is fit for any starlet. This dress would be perfect for Gatsby or Old Hollywood-inspired weddings!

3. The Fiona

Available in every shade of the rainbow, the Fiona offers beautifully clean lines that would be just the thing for a contemporary-styled wedding. The classy sweetheart neckline pairs with a high slit for a subtly sexy touch.

4. The Hazel

The Hazel’s high neckline and beautifully gathered bodice make for a gown fit for a Grecian goddess. Plus, the beaded belt adds just a touch of sparkle. With a long flowy skirt, it’s a dress made for dancing until sunrise.

5. The Esmeralda

If you’re seeking high romance, look no further than the Esmeralda. This gown beautifully combines lace with a subtle plunging neckline and a mermaid silhouette. What could be better for a black tie Happily Ever After?

We know, it’s hard to choose! Which style is your favorite? Check out all of our styles here!


Wedding Crush | Erin + Brendan

Our Ink Blue bridesmaid dresses and the girls’ peach and fuschia bouquets made the perfect bright and happy wedding palette in Erin and Brendan’s summer wedding! Their use of the most adorable old-timey yellow truck is a classic and will forever be one of our favorite prop options. Guests tossed sprinkles at the newlyweds as they left the church, making for a colorful exit and the sweetest pictures. Check out our favorite pictures from Erin and Brendan’s wedding for some serious summer wedding inspo!

Dresses: Cherish, Vanessa, Melinda, Cora, Jacey


Dresses: Cherish, Vanessa, Melinda, Cora, Jacey

Want to create a similar look? Mix and match jewel tones with bright colors throughout your wedding. Check out Fuchsia, Lemon, Grape or Turquoise for bridesmaid dress color ideas!

Photography by Allison Leigh


Real #Azazie Wedding | Liz + Steve

Liz and Steve had a super sweet ceremony filled with friends and loved ones at a beautiful castle-like museum. Despite taking a tumble during photos, Liz and Steve made beautiful memories that she loves to reminisce on whenever she can. Now that's a tough bride! Check out her real wedding below ❤.

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Q: You and your hubby are so cute! How did you know that your partner was the one?

"I knew Steve was the one when he was willing to hang out with me at strange hours of the night. I worked overnights at a news station when we first met, so we'd regularly hang out at like 10:00 pm on a Tuesday.
He also agreed we should get a dog! He'd never had one before so it took some convincing. Sgt. Pepper, a French bulldog, is now two years old and cute as ever. We actually got engaged the night before we picked Sarge up!"

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Q: Who was the most nervous on your big day?

"Probably Steve. Real talk, I had some mimosas so I was fine. I was excited yet surprisingly calm. My bridesmaids and I had an awesome, relaxing morning at the salon."

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Q: If you could relive any moment during your wedding day, which one would it be?

"Probably our vows. We both wrote our own so they were really special and personal. I'm a sucker for personal vows."

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Q: Celebrating your big day means making tons of decisions. What was your favorite part of the planning experience?

"Definitely cake tasting! We had pumpkin and s'mores cupcakes. I still think about the marshmallow frosting. It was also cool to see all my DIY stuff become cohesive. I spent a ton of time making decorations and things. I love crafts so it didn't feel like work at all. Seeing everything in its place at our ceremony and reception was so rewarding and awesome."

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Q: What inspired you to choose your wedding colors/theme?

"Steve and I met at a dive bar. So we were going for 'elegant dive bar.' Think of your favorite dive bar and imagine a wedding there. That's what I was going for. Our reception was in a barn but I wanted to stay away from rustic. I'm naturally drawn to darker colors so I wanted to go with black, then paired it with sunflower yellow and cranberry to make it autumn-y. I loved how it turned out."


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Q: We’re so honored that we were a part of your special day! What made you choose Azazie?

"I wanted my bridesmaids to look and feel great. Azazie had so much variety so I let my girls choose whatever black chiffon dress they wanted. They all picked different ones and they looked amazing, yet cohesive. I hope since I chose black they will be able to re-wear their dresses someday!"

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Q: How did you decide on your wedding venue?

"I actually attended summer camps at our venue. It's a living history museum. I have such fond memories of dressing up like a pioneer, writing with feather quills and playing games from that era. Our guests were able to walk around the museum before the ceremony so it was a win-win. There were some really great locations for photos on-site."

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Q: Many of our readers are brides-to-be. Do you have any tips for these lovely ladies?

"Don't get hung up on the small details. No one will notice if you don't have a welcome sign or ceremony programs or whatever. As long as your guests are fed and comfortable, the rest is just a bonus!
Make sure to drink water on your wedding day! Maybe one of your bridesmaids can be on water duty...forcing you to down some water throughout the day.
Take a few minutes, just you and your partner. Take it all in. Steve and I had a few minutes after our ceremony to just enjoy the moment. I highly recommend it!"


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Q: We loved hearing all about your special day! Do you have anything else you’d like to add?

"Our photographers had us jog down a stone path for our video. They asked me if I thought I could do it in my dress (which had a massive skirt and train) and I enthusiastically said yes. I took off running and completely bit it. Fell hands first onto the path. I got a cut/blister on the top of my foot but I was otherwise unscathed. We both laughed it off and enjoyed the rest of the evening!"

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Photography: Leif Neilson


Style Spotlight | Hazel

New style alert! We’re absolutely fawning over the new Hazel style recently added to Azazie’s lineup of bridesmaids dresses.

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This dress has an A-line/Princess silhouette with an open back and a high neckline. The full frontal coverage is especially flattering on those with fuller busts. A slit skirt allows for easier mobility and air flow for hot days, and a removable beaded belt provides versatility for various wedding dress codes. Tie it on for a more formal wedding, or leave it off for casual wedding festivities!

 

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One of the most exciting details of Hazel is it features our new mesh fabric. Our stretchy mesh was designed to make any dress your dress, no matter your body shape or size. Now that's something we can toast to!

 

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Check out Hazel in our new mesh colors here!


Trend Alert | Ombre Wedding

The ombre wedding is one of our favorite trends. Whether you're looking for a consistent gradient that transitions from light to dark, or just want to create a unique mix of colors in the same general family, ombre weddings are always gorgeous! Go with warm, deep shades for a romantic fall wedding or bright splashes of color for a summer wedding, and you can’t go wrong with pastels all year round. Check out how these amazing weddings interpreted the ombre trend.

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Dresses: Cora, Kailyn and Kaitlynn

Photography by Meg White Photography

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Dresses: HillaryFaithKaitlynnSavannahYazmin, and Kailyn

Photography by Krista Lee Photography

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Dresses: Ginger, Cherish and Kaleigh

Photography by Danfredo Photos + Films

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Dresses: KaitlynnGingerHaleighFaithKailynCherishDaraCherishYazmin & Felicity

Photographer: Mallory Dawn Photography

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Dresses: Alejandra

Photography by Nine Photography

 

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Dress: Flora

Photography by Jaimee Morse Fine Art Photography


4 Wedding Decor Ideas That Are Awesome

Looking for wedding decor that will make your big day even more special? Here are some of our favorite ideas to help you create a wedding your guests will never forget.

Hanging Flowers

Flowers are always an important feature of a wedding, but most people just use them as centerpieces and in bouquets. If you want to get truly creative with your flowers, trying suspending them from the ceiling or trees to give your venue an ethereal feel.

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Wreaths

Another exciting way to use flowers is by creating large wreaths that can serve as dramatic backdrops for your ceremony or reception. We promise, the photos are going to look amazing!

4 Wedding Decor Ideas That Are Awesome

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Drink Coolers

If you’re not planning on having a bar at your wedding, coolers are necessary to keep all of the beverages cold through the night. One of our favorite unique coolers is a boat filled with ice. We know it’s a little extravagant, but it'll definitely be memorable.

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Geode Place Cards

Place cards are necessary, but they're usually be printed on classic card stock. However, painting a geode with each guest’s name will give each place settings a touch of modern luxury.

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Still trying to find the perfect bridesmaid dresses to match your fabulous decor? Check out our selection of bridesmaid dresses to find affordable dresses your maids will love.


4 Ways to Make Your Groomsmen Stand Out

Most groomsmen wear a traditional tux or a suit for weddings. We love the classic look, but there are so many fun ways the men in your wedding can create unique suit. Take a peek at some of the fun ways they can incorporate their personalities into their looks.

Cufflinks

If your groomsmen want a more low key way to incorporate a little extra flare into their suits, cufflinks are a small, but impactful way to go.

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Suspenders

Suspenders are an old school style choice that’s perfect for more casual and rustic weddings. However, the more classic satin options are good for a traditional tux.

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Funky Socks

Socks are great for groomsmen who want to show off their personal style, but still keep their look classy. They’re also great for group pictures!

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Contrasting Jackets

Wanna make a bold statement? A contrasting jacket will create a suiting look that's guaranteed to stand out. Use prints, patterns or bright colors to create your ultimate suit.

4 Ways to Make Your Groomsmen Stand Out

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Looking for the perfect groomsmen accessories for the big day? Check out our latest collection of bow ties, wide ties, skinny ties and pocket squares!


Wedding Inspo | Our Fave Movie Weddings

Movie weddings are usually one our first references for wedding inspo, and some of them can even be extremely helpful when you’re planning your own nuptials. Take a look a some of our favorite weddings from the big screen that can help you on your wedding planning journey.

Love Actually

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One of the best rom-coms of the 00s, this movie is all about falling love, but the wedding at the beginning is absolutely beautiful.

Twilight

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There’s a good chance your teenage-self really loved the Twilight wedding. But, Bella and Edward’s outdoor nuptials were actually a fabulous example of an elegant, romantic and rustic wedding.

The Wedding Planner

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In this light hearted movie, Jennifer Lopez plays a wedding planner, but her wedding in the film has a classic, vintage feel that will definitely inspire you. Many people also believe that the cut of J. Lo's wedding dress in this photo is very similar Meghan Markle's bridal gown.

Bride Wars

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This hilarious movie is all about two weddings at The Plaza Hotel, one of the most glamorous wedding venues in the country. Naturally, the weddings are a serious source of inspo.