Category Archives: Real Weddings

Wedding Trend Alert: Why Winter Weddings Rock

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So, you’re planning your wedding (yay!) and you’re thinking about having it during the winter. From December through February, it’s a very magical time, with all the white, driven snow, and happiness the holidays tend to bring. What better way to celebrate the season than a winter themed wedding?  Keep in mind there is a very fine line between tacky and chic, and we’re here to help show you why Continue reading

A Little Mermaid Themed Wedding!

Talk about commitment!  Here’s a bride who decided if she was going to have a Disney wedding, she was going to go all the way.  From the fire-red hair, to the Disney princess bridesmaids to having king Triton walk her down the aisle, this was one bride who knew having a Little Mermaid-themed ceremony was exactly what she wanted, fork-comb and all… <!–more–>

Let’s not forget her uber cool husband who let her have the Disney fantasy wedding she’s clearly been dreaming of since age 5.  Check out the photos!

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The Creepiest Engagement Pics EVER!!

Maybe I’m old school, but where I come from (Minnesota, since you were wondering) engagement photos are supposed to be fun or sweet, romantic moments captured for all to gaze upon, imagining the perfect life you and yours are about to embark upon. Sure, it’s probably absolute bs, but lie to me.  I need this.  But these couples have taken the Halloween theme a little too far in their shoots to celebrate their upcoming nuptials, and ended up with engagement photos that are the strangest pics I’ve ever seen in my life! <!–more–>  From cuddling in a coffin and reenacting terrifying scenes from thrillers like Friday the 13th, these shots are sooo weird!

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So creepy. But I suppose pledging to love some come rain or shine, or zombie apocalypse is romantic all on its own, right?

Our Favorite Wedding Guest Moments

Let’s face it- going to a wedding is guaranteed to be fun, picking out what you’re going to wear to it is not. Here at Tradesy, we know that shopping for your perfect dress isn’t always a piece of cake. We’ve put together a variety of pieces that will fit your budget and the theme of the wedding you’re attending, with outfits for everything from the destination wedding to the formal affair. This trend is sure to make you the Best-Dressed Wedding Guest! <!–more–>

Did your wedding invites get lost in the mail this year? You can still enjoy the cute and hilarious moments of other people’s big days without the stress of worrying about what to wear. Check out our favorite wedding guest moments that are bound to make you laugh, cry and even cringe.

1. The Clumsy Best Man

Saying your vows over a pool can be romantic and picturesque, but if you’ve chosen a clumsy best man to be in your wedding party, you may get pushed in.

2. The Toast from the Skies

This recent wedding was missing a very important guest, the groom’s brother, until he made a surprise video appearance while flying his fighter jet in Afghanistan.

3. The Wedding Party Dance Off

This couple’s first dance was made a whole lot more interesting when the groomsmen initiated a hilarious dance off with the bridal party.

 4. The Toddler with Moves

Things got a little wild when this cute 2 year old busted out his version of the jive.

5. The Nitpicky Priest

The bride and groom had a hard time getting through their vows thanks to their demanding officiant.


Wedding Trend: Burlap


With over 2 million weddings in the US every year, it can get tricky to find a way to make your big day special. At Tradesy Weddings, we not only want to help make your wedding dream fit your budget, but we also want to inspire you to show your personality through the details of your wedding. With this in mind, every week, we will be showcasing a variety of trends and ideas, all of which can be found in items on our site. We hope these posts can help you find a way to make your wedding day uniquely your own!

While typically linked to cowboys and farmers, this week’s focus is on something that has recently been making its mark on the wedding scene- burlap! More and more, brides have been ditching their classic, white silk in exchange for burlap’s rustic chic look.


Burlap can be used in several ways, from the ceremony to the reception. Draping burlap sashes on the backs of chairs, using burlap-covered wooden table numbers, hanging burlap bunting throughout your venue, and using candles and mason jars wrapped in burlap as centerpieces are all ways to incorporate this cool look into your wedding. You can also have a burlap guest book, a burlap-lined ring bearer pillow, and burlap-wrapped flower bouquets to add to this rustic feel. Want to keep it simple? Use burlap by itself as an aisle runner, tableclothtable overlay, or table runner. No matter how you spin it, burlap is a versatile material that will definitely add some charm to your wedding.

Do you know anyone that has used burlap in their wedding decor? Let us know what you think of this trend in a comment below. Or if you used the trend in your own wedding and would like to have it featured, email!


Love is in the Air

wedding_decor_social Valentine’s Day is over, but that doesn’t mean that it’s too late to spread the love. Here at Tradesy, we’re offering an extra 10% off on all of our already-reduced wedding decorations, just to keep the spirit of love around a little longer. <!–more–> We’ve got over 3,000 uniquely beautiful wedding decorations all on sale for 30-90% off retail! Check out the deal HERE!

An Alberta Wedding with Cultural Charm

When Mona and Bassim tied the knot at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Canada, they wanted to represent their cultural backgrounds in their special day. They held a traditional Persian ceremony and their reception was marked by several Egyptian wedding customs.  <!–more–> Following an ancient Persian ritual, they were wed in front of a spread of symbolic items, such as family heirlooms, honey, and apples. Mona’s friends then showered them with sugar flakes from a silk lace fabric held above their heads. For the reception, they switched to the Egyptian side of things, starting off with a traditional Zaffa entrance that included bagpipes, drums, belly dancers, and men carrying swords. Talk about an exciting entrance! Check out the photos below to see more of Mona and Bassim’s beautiful wedding!





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Mona, whose company Birds & Honey event planning was behind the entire wedding concept and design, also worked to include many DIY elements in the wedding. She used vintage mason jars and vases for their gorgeous rose and carnation flower displays. Her company also designed the simple yet special ceremony programs. Mona’s aunt in Iran even hand-made an elegant veil for her to wear!


Although the day turned out wonderfully, Mona acknowledged that the entire process got stressful at times. Her words of advice for future brides to be? Being ok with everything not turning out perfectly AND making sure to have at least one date night a week without any wedding talk!

A Romantic Vintage Backyard Wedding

Three of the wedding industry’s most creative pros make a backyard floral fantasyland

When floral designer Kate Holt of Flowerwild, wedding planner Rebecca Stone of Duet Weddings, and uber-talented photographer Jessica Claire collaborated on this fantasy bridal shoot in Hollywood, CA, their talents for unique styling and creative design really sparkled! <!–more–> The trio got together with the idea of creating an inspirational backyard setting for an intimate wedding with grace, subtle details, and unexpected romantic touches.

The model/bride’s vintage wedding dress was discovered by Kate at Unique Vintage, and set its handmade flower appliques, french lace, and beautiful detailing set the tone for the day.





This breathtakingly unique bridal bouquet is made of huckleberry, french anemones, and sword fern, and clasped with a fern frond brooch. It’s not symmetrical or traditional, yet it looks completely fresh and classic.





The table was dressed with depression-era glass containers in dusty rose and amber colors. There was scattered pomegranates and sugar-dusted fruit scattered within and in-between the arrangements, giving the table a decadent and romantic feeling.



Each place setting featured vintage napkins and a tiny paper heart topped with a pair of sugar-dusted cherries















The luscious desserts were created by Joy the Baker.













Note: This shoot was first featured on Green Wedding Shoes, and the full catalog of images can be viewed on Jessica Claire’s blog >>