Wedding Nouveau

Wedding Nouveau

One of the great things about Wedding Nouveau is that it doesn’t just focus on traditional weddings but also introduces readers to the different styles and combinations that can come from inter-racial and cultural weddings. It features a great combination of various styles, ranging from an inter-racial classic barn wedding to an inter-cultural east Indian/Mexican fusion wedding. I think this is great as it really helps to not only inspire you but also smooth over any worries you may have. I know for sure that a few of my family members who have had inter-cultural weddings definitely had a few worries about trying to combine both of their countries traditions. For example when my British uncle married his Latvian wife, there was a lot of stress over not only merging a few different traditions together but also figuring out how to hold the ceremony in two different languages, this blog really shows how this is possible and how greatly successful such weddings can be.

If I had to choose 3 words that best describe this blog, I would go with appealing, sophisticated and easy. This blog is simply really easy to follow. What I really loved about this blog when I first read it is its professional and eye catching styling. When you first arrive at the page, your eyes are automatically drawn to all the photos. Unlike many other blogs, this one doesn’t follow the scroll down styling but has thumbnail pictures, which when clicked on take you to another page, describing the wedding in much more detail. This is great as it’s a really easy way to visit the entry about a wedding that actually speaks to you. Simply click on the picture that first catches your eye and your away.

As you can see from the image below, the amount of pictures on the page doesn’t make it look messy though, the monochrome background with the geometric picture layout make this blog look sophisticated and professional whilst also making sure its super easy to find your way around.

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If, like me, you find yourself reading this blog and thinking that it reminds you of a magazine website, then you too are right! This blog is actually printed in a magazine format which you can buy straight from their online shop. If that’s still not enough for you, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even YouTube as well!

This blog is not only a place of inspiration though, it also provides the details and links to the websites of many people involved in the wedding as well, such as the make-up artists, florists and the jewellers that were used etc. This is great if you live in the same area as these people, for example NYC, which is unsurprisingly featured quite a lot.

There is a fashion and décor section, a colour palette gallery, a selection of wedding invitations (I would have to go for the Oscar De La Renta ones of course!), an online store, a hard copy and all the inspiration you could desire when planning your big day. What more could you wish for really?

 

Text by Jessica Harrington

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Style Me Pretty

Style Me Pretty

Nowadays, many couples use the web for references, ideas or inspiration while planning their weddings. They could be websites of photographers, wedding planner companies, online wedding magazine or some kind of social media applications such as Pinterest and Instagram. In my opinion, wedding planning blogs can be a great and useful resources for grooms and brides planning a wedding in any location. They can find inspiration from pictures of real weddings in their city or state, DIY projects and recommendations for local vendors from wedding blogs. Also, there are posts in which bloggers have shared some tips that they got through practical experience, non-profit at all. Since then, viewers will be able to find themselves helpful, reliable and objective advice.

One of the leading wedding blogs is Style Me Pretty which was established in 2007. Abby Larson, the creator, manager, and writer of this blog, has put together a fantastic and easy-to-use resource for brides and claims that this site is the ultimate wedding blog.

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Style Me Pretty contains many topics and abundant fields relating to wedding. If you are looking for a wedding planner or photographer in your own place or a specific area, take a glance at the Little Black Book section on this blog where Abby has separated vendors with different professions by area.  For instance, an European brides can find local vendors for her make up or dress and real weddings that have taken place in many European locations. In addition, this section provides many kinds of vendors fitting with your main purpose such as Eco green (environment-friendly vendor), Shipping Services and  Handmade guides.

One of the most interesting section on Style Me Pretty is the Real Weddings section, which is considered as the heart and soul of this blog. It is separated for 5 sub-sections that is By Style, By Season, By Settings, By Flower and By Location. Specially in By Style. You can freely get yourself many unique ideas by 8 categories, for example, Vintage, Casual, Nautical and Do It Yourself, etc. There are pictures of inspiring wedding for every bride.

With the declining economy, many brides and grooms are trying to cut corners but still have a deeply personal, beautiful and unforgettable celebrations. In this wedding planning blog, let’s take a peek at DIY Projects, where you can find out handmade things, crafted by designers and reader alike, that can elevate an event. Budget Beautiful in the Real Weddings section that I mentioned above is also a helpful place for you.

This wedding blog is an amazing resource for all couples from all over the world who are searching for inspirations and planning for a unique wonderful wedding ceremonies. It lives up to its claim to be the ultimate wedding planning blog and deserves being a leading wedding blog for years.

QUYEN LE (Daisy)

Wedding Thingz Blog Anlaysis

Wedding Thingz Blog Anlaysis

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Not just your average bride? Giving helpful creative designs, Wedding Thingz blog provides viewers with do it yourself ideas to personalise every wedding. From save the date cards to hairstyles, every detail of a wedding can be personalised by a little creativity. As an award-winning blog, brides everywhere can trust the advice provided. The blog offers easy do it yourself instructions to distinguish any wedding. It provides information and advice for contemporary, creative, stylish wedding. In the beyond section of the blog before and after wedding, lifestyle problems are discussed. Covering issues such as fashion, pregnancy, parenthood, and more.

With a unique approach to creativity, this blog adds a casual yet elegant touch. No matter what your art ability is you can easily complete these activities, most include a step by step guide. With every little personalisation, a wedding becomes special. Along with the DIY instructions, Wedding Thingz includes a helpful lifestyle section. Planning a wedding can be a very stressful activity, in the lifestyle section there is post with helpful tips relax. This section adds value to the overall blog because it takes all aspects of planning a wedding and life thereafter into account; making it a universal blog not just directed to planning and providing ideas for weddings. One of the most interesting features of Wedding Thingz is the format of the blog. While it includes sophisticated material it is similar to an online magazine. Meaning everything is separated intosave the date appropriate categories. By using this format, more viewers can understand and access the information available. Although in the format of an online magazine the blog does offer a summary video, in this video viewers are given a sneak peek to the information provided by the blog. This features provides first time visitors a chance to fully understand what the blog is about, and the type of advice available from it.

When deciding between the many wedding blogs, Wedding Thingz really stood out to me because of the creative theme. I would not describe myself as crafty; however, I related to the idea of adding DIY touches to a wedding. Having attended several wedding where creativity was evident, I have always wanted to add a unique concept to my wedding. Due to the step-by-step guides available, I could personalise my wedding. One aspect that is favourable for non-artistic clients would be the readability of the blog. Along with the picture guides, there are also very detailed instructions for each idea. The overall blog boasts a similar readability, this makes it easy and enjoyable to read. I noticed some of the other blogs used specific language that most people may not understand. In some cases, the language being used could only describe one style. This makes it more difficult for every bride to take inspiration from the blog post.

Finally, while reading Wedding Thingz, I noticed the unique topics discussed. Because of the DIY, approach taken aspects of a wedding normally ignored, are discussed. One example would be the section for grooms. Most other blogs tend to ignore the groom, Wedding Thingz dedicates an entire section on advice for grooms. While I found this blog very interesting and enjoyed analysing, I found a few improvements to make. While the blog post include many beautiful photos, the overall background of the blog is quite boring. It lacks creativity which is the biggest selling points of this blog. By just adding a few colours to the background, viewers are immediately exposed to the information available. When first visiting the blog, I noticed that some of the larger photos do not fit into the desired frame. This makes the blog look unprofessional. I would recommend changing the format of those photos as to include everything. This will improve the overall appearance of the blog. With these few changes, Wedding Thingz could possibly receive more viewers. From the creative DIY ideas to the unique topics, Wedding Thingz provides useful information for every bride or planner.

 Text by: Kat Cloud