Romantic Oceanside Wedding

If you ever dreamed of having a romantic coastal oceanside wedding then Erin and Evan’s wedding story is going to give you a lot of wedding inspiration. Erin, Evan, and their 1-year-old EJ celebrated together at the Westin with a ceremony on the Ocean Deck and reception in the Grande Ocean Terrace at Hilton Head in South Carolina. The high school sweetheart’s vision for their wedding was light colors, beautiful pale flowers, with a simple and elegant feel, and let me tell you, that is exactly was they delivered! 

The couple had their romantic ceremony on the ocean deck at the Westin in Hilton Head and were surrounded by family and friends. Erin wore a breathtaking dress from the Ivory and Beau boutique! The dress had so many details and filled with lace! If you are looking for a wedding dress that incorporates lace then Erin’s dress has the perfect wedding dress inspiration. 

She chose the colors lavender haze for her bridesmaid dresses that were from...


Knoxville Wedding Videographer - Jake Shick Productions

Knoxville Wedding Videographer

Jake Shick Productions

Finding a Knoxville wedding videographer is easy with The Bride Link! Our Wedding Directory boasts tons of quality professionals who'd love to help with your wedding day. From booking the best wedding videographers in Knoxville and The Smoky Mountains to decor, officiants, and bartenders, find it all on The Bride Link. 

How important is wedding videography? Is booking a videographer worth the cost when planning a wedding? We've already booked a wedding photographer, so that should be enough, right? Almost every couple asks themselves these questions while planning a wedding. Most don't know that not booking a wedding videographer is one of the biggest regrets couples express after their event is over!

We've brought in Jake Shick, from Jake Shick Productions, a Knoxville wedding videographer, to discuss why capturing your wedding on video is worth it! Every couple should consider the pros and cons of booking wedding...


Wedding Hair Extensions: The Dos and Don'ts for the Perfect Bridal ‘Do

Wedding Hair Extensions: The Dos and Don'ts for the Perfect Bridal ‘Do

Your wedding day will be one of the most important and memorable occasions of your life. Naturally, you want to make sure everything is perfect. From your wedding makeup to your shoes, your dress, and your hair, so much thought and attention go into every little detail to ensure your day goes off without a hitch. Of course, you’ll want to look your absolute best in the process. Whether you’re looking to add a bit of volume to your updo, or considering a splash of color on the big day, Zala clip-in hair extensions are the perfect solution for achieving your ideal bridal look. Here’s our list of dos and don’ts for the perfect wedding day ’do, along with some handy tips to help you out.

1. DO go for a practice run.

You want to stand out on your big day. It is YOUR (Ok, and maybe your partner’s) big day, after all. Don’t be shy. Clip-in extensions are the perfect option...


Six Ways To Cure Your Post-Wedding Blues

Six Ways To Cure Your Post-Wedding Blues

First, you have a bridal shower followed by your engagement, bachelorette parties, your big wedding day, and then depression. Wait, what? Post-wedding blues are not uncommon. Although it is majorly seen in women, it can be seen among many other people too like parents, relatives, etc. . It is every girl’s dream to have a beautiful wedding as it is one of the remarkable and most memorable milestones of her life. 

With year-long planning, a series of various events ranging from cocktail parties, bridal showers, meanwhile meeting your best friends and your relatives, being the center of attention, and then suddenly realizing that your big day is over, it is pretty natural to feel low and depressed. More and more newlyweds are experiencing and anxious about it. At this unexpected low time after your wedding, when you feel that emptiness, we call post-wedding blues most of the time for weeks or maybe months. 


Why Do People...


5 Tips to Plan Your Wedding Flowers Perfectly

5 Tips to Plan Your Wedding Flowers Perfectly

Flowers are one of the most iconic parts of your wedding, and getting them just perfect will help set the tone for a spectacular event. If you’re not very experienced in wedding planning, it may seem overwhelming, especially with all the different arrangements you’ll need. However, with the following tips, you’ll soon feel confident and ready to plan the wedding of your dreams.

  • Choose a vendor you trust

Finding a florist you feel confident working with is the first step in planning perfection. Even if they do fantastic work, it’s equally as important you feel comfortable chatting with them. Everyone wants something different from their wedding florist. You may need someone who will take the reins completely, or you may work better with someone who gives you creative control. Look for a personality and style match you can foster a good relationship with.

  • Know your vision (and budget)

Having a firm idea of...


Wedding Send Off Ideas


Wedding Send Off Ideas

Welcome to The Bride Link podcast, your home for expert wedding planning advice! Today, we want to talk a little bit more about alternatives to a sparkler exit! These wedding exit ideas still light up without the dangers of a wedding send off with sparklers. Using sparklers as a grand exit for your wedding can be stunning but you've probably seen it a ton of times on Instagram or a friend's wedding! There are other wedding send off ideas out there! Let's chat about some! But first, don't forget your FREE copy of our Ceremony Cheat Sheet to help keep your planning!

First up, using fireworks!

Our first suggestion is not a cheap alternative so if you're not doing a sparkler exit because of budgetary reasons, you can skip this one. If you have room in your budget then having fireworks go off at the end of your wedding can be the highlight of the evening! Most guests won't expect it and are usually stunned when they begin! To do this correctly, you're will need to...


Five Backyard Wedding Ideas That Will Make You Say WOW!


A backyard wedding style has to be one of our favorites! It is intimate, more detailed, and most of all, it is budget-friendly! The right backyard wedding idea can be a tremendous hit with your family and friends. And since most backyard weddings involve smaller groups, it's that much easier to get everyone involved in the fun. Keep in mind, having a backyard wedding does not necessarily mean your wedding has to be in your backyard; you can always rent out estates with amazing views if you need a bit more room and a view! Either way, small or big, there are countless ideas for a backyard wedding. Sharing that process with your family and friends while planning your backyard wedding is an incredibly unique experience most brides don't get!

Here are five backyard wedding ideas that will make you say "WOW"!



Adding a selfie station to your backyard wedding checklist helps you capture intimate...


50 Awesome Grand Entrance Songs

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50 Grand Entrance Songs 

Your wedding reception is one event where you can truly make an entrance. You’re filled with joy after saying “I do,” all eyes are on you… but what song is playing?

It’s a perfect time to pump up the crowd for the amazing celebration you’re about to share, and you need a song that fits you as a couple and will set the tone for the rest of the night. But first, you’ll need to decide how you’ll enter.

50 wedding grand entrance songs

Photo courtesy of Tennessee Photographer, Erin Morrison Photography 


There are typically four ways to do a grand entrance into your wedding reception:


  • First, and definitely the simplest, is to have the MC announce you, the newlyweds, first, and then have your bridal party follow in behind you. “Ladies and gentlemen, let’s give a warm welcome to the people we’re all here to support, the new Mr. and Mrs. Jones!”. With...

How To Avoid Family Drama At Your Wedding

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Welcome to The Bride Link podcast, your home for expert wedding planning advice! Today we're talking all about how to have a drama-free wedding! If you're lucky and everybody on both sides of your family gets along there is little chance of family drama on your wedding day! Families are complicated, and if you're dealing with any family drama concerning divorced parents, individuals outside of your immediate family that might cause a little bit of strain then join us for some easy tips to help avoid complications. Use these four tips to help control wedding day drama before it event begins. You can also grab your FREE copy of our Ceremony Cheat Sheet to plan and separate family members if needed!

As a wedding planner, at one of our planning meetings for a specific wedding last year, a groom let me know that he did not like his stepmother. Unfortunately, his father had already planned for her to be at the wedding and for her to walk in the precessional. He...


French Braid Twist

French Braid Twist 



Tips Before Beginning

1. It is important to realize before starting this hairstyle, that it is named for the way it looks, not the way it is created. Deanna from MOPS shows that by crisscrossing and twisting pieces of hair and pinning them with bobby pins, you can create a twisted, french-braid look without actually braiding the hair.

2. This hairstyle relies heavily on using the correct size and type of bobby pins. Have the sizes and types of bobby pins seen in the below photo on hand before starting this hairstyle.

Step 1

It is always easiest to create a wedding hairstyle after first fully curling the hair.

Step 2

Gently run your fingers through the curls to loosen them. Next, create a halo section of hair in the back, twist it, and pin it with a bobby pin. This twist is going to be the center point for the rest of the hairstyle.

Step 3

Collect hair from each...


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