A Colorful Preppy Wedding at Eagle Ridge Resort, IL

Emily and Derek met at the University of Illinois, where they both worked in the athletic department. Because Emily was a student, they weren’t allowed to officially start dating until after she graduated. Today, these two lovebirds still work at the university, although now in different departments.

This past June, the two tied the knot in a bright, preppy wedding at Eagle Ridge Resort. We’re absolutely smitten with the gorgeous colors and scenery! Take it all in below:

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Meet Madiha Khan, Partner at Exquisite Events

Madiha Khan of Exquisite Events has been helping her mother with events in one form or another since childhood. So today you're in luck as she's giving away trade secrets from how to make your plants shine to the one thing that you should never cut from your wedding budget. As we were conducting this interview, we actually learned a few new things ourselves. So take 2 minutes out of your day to watch this short clip and stay tuned for much more to come regarding wedding trends and decor from Madiha.

To see more work from Exquisite Events, you can visit their website here or read an interview we published with them during international wedding week.

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Green, Black and White Wedding at Omphoy Resort

Sometimes it's up to us women to get the relationship started, and that's exactly what happened when Jannine first messaged Andrew through an online dating site. It obviously turned out to be the right instinct as we now have the opportunity to view their stunning green, black and white wedding in Florida.

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Love is Brewing

'Tis the season for cozy, winter weddings, and with the change in weather comes a change in scheduling your ceremony. Many brides are opting for morning weddings this time of year, instead of celebrating late into the evening in freezing temperatures. At MHW, we'd jump out of bed for any exchange of vows, but some of your guests might need a little nudge. Entice them to your celebration with fresh-brewed coffee! We've found some sweet ideas for incorporating caffeine into your reception, including personalized cup sleeves and coffee bars. You can even give mugs or small bags of your favorite fair-trade beans as favors for your guests! Drink up, and enjoy!

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5 MHW-Approved Christmas Cocktails

It's the most wonderful time of the year. And part of what makes it so, so wonderful is all of the holiday treats that abound this time of year, Christmas cocktails included. Whether you're looking for a signature cocktail to serve at your December reception, a festive drink for your engagement party guests, or just an adult beverage to share with your sweetie on Christmas Eve, these lovely libations all fit the bill. And, yes -- they're all MHW tested and approved (and absolutely wonderful).

1. Peppermint White Christmas

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White Christmas Cocktail via Freutcake Photo by Leah Bergman

This gorgeous champagne cocktail is sure to makes things merry and bright thanks to a splash of white creme de cacao and a candy cane swizzle stick.

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Bow Ties and Striped Wedding Inspiration at Le Méridien Tampa

We have a modern, striped wedding inspiration shoot to share with you all today! In addition to its adorable details, we're head over heels for the shoot's chic color palette and enchanting setting. It's all so modernly stylish, with just a hint of Old Hollywood glamour. We can't get enough!

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MHW ♥s Etsy: Burlap and Linen Co.

Are you a romantic, rustic, vintage-loving kind of gal? If so, Etsy's Burlap and Linen Co. is right up your alley (and ours, too!). You'll find plenty of one-of-a-kind pieces crafted from wood, burlap, linen and lace at this charming shop, and it's all so pretty, pretty, pretty!

Ready to do a little browsing with us? Here are seven lovely pieces that make our hearts skip a beat.

Wooden Card Sign

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Spring Flowers Abound at Canyons Resort, Utah

There's no better place to say your nuptials in the springtime than in the natural beauty of the great outdoors. Lydia and Tim took this to heart and said their vows surrounded by the views of Utah's Canyons Resort in June of last year. See every little detail from the bridesmaids' cowboy boots to Lydia's beautiful Jimmy Choo flats and why they meant so much to her in the images below.

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Our Predictions for 2015 Wedding Trends

Somehow it's already halfway through December. 2015 is literally around the corner! With a new year always comes new trends in the wedding industry. So today, we're talking about our predictions for 2015 wedding trends and how popular details from this year will evolve over the next.

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Not Your Mother’s: An indie wedding visual guide

Every hip, prevailing LA bride has one goal, to have the most creative, Pinterest-stirred original wedding that no one will forget about. After her wedding, Solange Knowles, the queen of all things indie, sure did release a temptation to opt for a more unconventional, not your mother's type wedding.

The question is, how can you manage to construct the most original yet hip wedding using today’s trends, without overdoing it with hipsterness?

Easy. The key is striving to be unconventional in every aspect. It could be the venue, maybe opt for a gallery/studio, a farm, or even a warehouse. The dress doesn't necessarily have to be the beautiful yet generic, limited choices from your local bridal chain store. The bridal party can also be anything but typical by maybe even choosing not to have one, or letting your bridal team wear all mismatching attire. It could be anything. Let these inspiring collages of indie weddings meander into your senses and indulge into every inspiring idea.

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