10 ways wedding string lights can make photo magic

Outdoor wedding that needs lighting? Cafe lights. Indoor wedding that needs some glow? String lights. Ceremony backdrop that needs style? Hanging vertical lights. Photo booth that needs flattering lighting? ALL OF THE ABOVE. Wedding string lights are nothing new, this we know, but when you're going for simple style without a ton of fuss, string lights and cafe lights can make the decor.

Here are some of my favorite times wedding string lights made photo magic…

WALL-E, "love is love," & moonstones: the best photos, rings, and goodies we saw this month

This month brought us some gorgeous moments: fall leaves to die for, moonstone rings, silly engagement photos, tossing plushies instead of bouquets, and even a new expansion pack for one of our favorite hilarious wedding games. Here are some of the best photos we saw in the past month from the amazing vendors in our Offbeat Vendor Guide.

From stunning portraits to flashy bling to lush decor, here are a few of the stand-outs…

Lush florals go ring-shaped with this DIY floral hoop backdrop

I love a good hoop bouquet, but those handy floral hoops can be used for more than just a great alternative bouquet. I've created a series of hoops flowing with greenery and flora that can be used a wedding ceremony backdrop, reception decor, or even a place card holder.

With this DIY floral hoop backdrop, you can add as many floral picks as you like to make it as lush as you can imagine. Artificial flowers let you create a backdrop that can go from wedding to living room permanently. It's the beauty of realistic artificial flowers!

Here are the steps to go from a simple hoop to intricate backdrop in no time…