GSS Wedding Trend :: We’re Seeing a Pattern Here :: Pattern Ideas for Weddings

We are visual people and incorporating a pattern into our day is something that can truly show your style to your guests. If you are crazy about polka dots, mad about stripes, or in love with a classic damask pattern, you should do it! We love finding ideas in trends and wedding inspiration and patterns are fun. Yesterday we brought you a gorgeous wedding inspiration board with a chevron pattern scattered throughout. You can bring the pattern in from a the decor to the invitations. There are absolutely no rules! The only rule we say you follow for your wedding is to make it uniquely perfect and YOU!

Classic stripes can be brought into your design with your wedding stationary.

Dare to do damask? An experienced cake artist can cover your desires for that one.

Is whimsical and fun polka dotting your style? Add it to your attire or your wedding dress.

Patterns are everywhere. Plaids, argyles, damasks, stripes, and dots! The first thing we thing when are planning is “what are my colors going to be?” – now imagine thinking…” I know I want polka dots”. Have fun and happy wedding planning!

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GSS Engagement :: Kayla & Josh’s Illinois Summer Session :: Mark Romine Photography

We are super excited to bring you a real engagement session from Illinois that screams “summer time love”! Mark Romine sent us this via Two Bright Lights and we are thrilled to have him again. You may recognize him from a previous Champaign, Illinois wedding we featured. A little about Mark and his team…

Here at Mark Romine Photography, we like to keep things professional, but fun (and sometimes a little goofy:)). Part of being professional photographers is making sure that we help you enjoy your day. Every wedding we shoot, we never lose site of the fact that this is your big day, and therefore, we are always excited and happy to be with you. We love to talk, laugh, and be a little crazy right along with the wedding party. So be assured, if you book us, we will make sure to carry on the joy while keeping things fun and getting you photography that will be sure to help you relive your wedding day for a lifetime…

Please enjoy Kayla and Josh’s summer engagement session from the crew at Mark Romine Photography.
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We are  happy to have Mark back on Groom Sold Separately and look forward to seeing what’s in store for this team. Please stop by Mark’s blog to see more of his work and show him some love! If you have a special session, wedding or a great wedding product you would like to share with our readers, please email us at We HEART submissions!

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GSS Tips About Floral and Design :: Green Speak :: Eco-Friendly Designs

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Ask anyone in town, who’s got the trees, Mitsumata, Manzanita, Birch and Curly Willow? Who has the most fence wood?

Talking people into going green has been our passion for several years.  Looking back a few years ago at Kathryn and Jack’s vision for their wedding makes me proud to say that green is in and here to stay. The entire wedding was presented in recycled fence wood we picked up for 4 months.  We then transformed the old wood into different configurations of boxes, including the cake stands and pews!  We’ve seen it, done it and it works.  Of course, having your wedding at Marie Gabrielle is a huge plus, with all of the Jan Barboglio décor, fountain and gardens.

All of the browns, copper, creams and gorgeous picture windows make it a perfect setting already. Kathryn’s choice was all white floral, tulips, hydrangeas, baby’s breath and of course, peonies!  We used many textures and only the natural greenery to the centerpieces in the boxes.  All of the wood, metal and glass worked perfectly well in harmony.

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We have used the boxes multiple times since then, and let others use them as well. Picking up on the venues décor, and enhancing it should be your main thought in designing your own wedding.  Whether you are getting married in a garden setting or in a beautiful ballroom, pay close attention to all of the colors in the room and find the best match in your color palette to blend with it. In planning your green wedding, there are now endless resources online just waiting to be found!  We can also take example from the amazing Royal Wedding; in that green was also the new couple’s theme for their wedding, setting a wonderful example for the world.

All above images courtesy of Jennifer Yarbro


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GSS Presents Alice in Weddingland!!!

The Queen of Hearts cordially invites you to Alice in Weddingland….

What do LATE, DATE and CANNOT WAIT have in common?

If planning a wedding could be turned into a movie, our pick is Alice in Weddingland. I mean, let’s be honest, it does serve as a great metaphor for a bride falling into a spiraling tunnel of craziness for 3 months to a year with all types of characters and unfamiliar things coming her way. It truly is almost like a movie. So, it is in that very spirit that we invite you to take a look through our wedding-colored looking glass and join us at the Grand Premier Party – Alice in WeddinglandApril 1, 2010 at The Ryan Manor. This event will celebrate the launch of, the trendiest new acclaimed wedding resource site and forum, started by two wedding mavens who are on top of the latest trends. And, the event will benefit our friends over at Brides Against Breast Cancer.

We have an all-star cast of some of the industry’s finest.  We are ready for our red carpet premier. We’re expecting more than 300 brides to walk through our Alice in Weddingland tunnel and we would love for you to be one of them. So please don’t be late for this very important date. Be prepared to experience an amped up Mad Hatter Tea Party with a 5-foot cake, entertainment, cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres, contests, a real life bouquet-croquet match with prizes, a strolling wedding gown fashion show, and much much more!

Registration is limited so be sure to register today through our event page.

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Alfred Angelo :: HUGE SALE :: Ends Tomorrow!!!

Good Evening, Lovelies!  We know we’ve already shown you some yummy goodies today from J Dot Designs, but we ran across these ads from Alfred Angelo and just had to share them!  Every year around October Alfred Angelo starts their end of the year sample sale on all of the discontinued designs.  Now, that it’s actually the end of the year, they are slashing their prices even further by taking and ADDITIONAL 50% OFF already reduced prices on these dresses!!! The sale ends tomorrow, Thursday, December 31st.  So hurry!!!  They also are running another sale in addition to the sample sale.  This sale runs until Friday, January 15th.  You can save up to $350 on your regularly priced wedding gown, $20 off on every bridesmaids & special occasion dresses, and 10% off on all flower girl dresses!  Ladies, jump on these sales while they last! 

Side Note:  Alfred Angelo gowns are absolutely stunning and extremely affordable.  Melissa Rycroft, from the Bachelor, Dancing WithThe Stars, Good Morning America, & former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, recently wore an Alfred Angelo gown for her wedding in Mexico this month.

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