Sunday, January 31, 2016

February with Dear Wedding Day

December's photo challenge was so much fun, that I decided I just had to do another one.

During the month of February, Dear Wedding Day will be hosting a Blogger Challenge. Posts will be inspired by a word or two for each day; words inspired by the love of Valentine's Day.

Want to play along? Join Dear Wedding Day by using hashtag #februarywithdwd on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

To show me your February, tag me:
Instagram: @mydearweddingday

The Challenge

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Natural: Bridal Makeup Inspiration


Find the right beauty look for your big day can seem daunting. My personal advice? Go for a look that enhances your features, but still allows your natural beauty to shine through. See some of my favorite natural makeup looks below for inspiration.


For more beauty inspiration, see my Pinterest board The Look: Beauty.

Monday, January 25, 2016

She Said Yes: Proposal Reactions


Becoming engaged is a truly magical time. What makes them even more special is having that moment caught on camera to share with friends and family.

With a little help from my friends at How He Asked, I've compiled twenty of my favorite proposal reactions. To read their stories and see more captured moments, click on the links below each photo.





















Have photos of your proposal that you'd like to share? Email me at mydearweddingday@gmail.com!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Welcome to 2016


2015 was a big year for Dear Wedding Day. The business was launched (see here for details), I hit 100 followers on Instagram, had 20000 page views, and developed a true style.

2016 will be a year full of creativity, planning, workshops, and growth.

This year, DWD will look a little different. #DecemberwithDWD was so much fun, I decided that I will no longer being doing the same posts each week (Spotlight Monday, Inspiration Tuesday, Color Wheel Wednesday, etc.). Instead, I'm going to create posts that I'm inspired by. Whether this falls into one of the above categories or features a DIY project, I'm going to follow my own wedding inspiration and create something personal.

This year, DWD will grow as a business. I will start reaching out to local businesses in Illinois to help you in your planning. I will also reach out to business across the country in order to spotlight them for customers in other states. I hope to show you my planning and coordinating style throughout the year, creating truly beautiful weddings for beautiful couples.

This year, DWD will feature even more real couples. One of my favorite parts of this year was having the opportunity to learn and share couples' stories with you. From their first meeting to their wedding day, expect more love and even more photos!

This year, DWD will be an adventure that I cannot wait to share with you!

xo, Ainsley