So. Are Corporate-Sponsored Weddings Going to Become the Next Thing?

Welp, we’ve talked here about couples crowdfunding weddings recently—and now this week we have been introduced to a couple who is determined to not pay a dime for their wedding or honeymoon via as many corporate sponsorships as they can collect.

We’ve definitely heard about this sort of thing going on—couples receiving free loot or services for the weddings via some sort of barter or trade—but this might be the first time we’ve come across a couple looking to do the whole shebang this way.

They’re offering sponsoring companies everything from signage at the ceremony to having their logo sewn onto the bride’s dress (!) via their website SponsorOurWedding.com, which, goodness. Not my cup of tea, this whole thing—but “to each their own” is certainly never more true than when it comes to people and their weddings.

Here’s how they’re planning to pull it all off.

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This Couple Turned Their 3,000 Wedding Pictures Into an Animated Wedding “Video” 

When recent groom Kyle King, who happens to be a video editor, received some 3,000 pictures from his wedding photographer, he started to edit them into albums to share with friends and family online. But when he noticed that the pictures had been shot at such a rapid pace by their photog, he got an idea for something different to do with them.

So using his editing skills, he strung them all together in chronological order, set the whole thing to music, and lo and behold: He ended up with a very different kind of wedding video.

Is that not the most fun thing ever? I mean, I personally don’t think it replaces a traditional wedding video with audio and all of that—totally different vibe and practical purpose—but I think this is delightful, and a seriously awesome way to quickly share not only your wedding photos, but a true snapshot (ha!) of what the day was like.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Mr. King finds himself with a new side business—or even a new career!—just a little bit down the line.

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We’re Totally In Love With Our Latest Local Find: Manayunk Calligraphy

All of Shrack's calligraphy styles are named after cocktails, like this one called Mimosa.

All of Shrack’s calligraphy styles are named after cocktails, like this one called Mimosa.

We’ve often talked about how your invitations are the first impressions your guests will have of your celebration—and really, your invites’ envelopes are the first impressions of your invites! So it makes perfect sense that when we find something that makes that first standing-at-the-mailbox-impression extra gorgeous, we get a little squealy about it—and our latest discovery has us doing just that.

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Score Discounted Wedding, Bridesmaid & MOB Dresses at This Fab Three-Day Sale in South Philly 

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Brides on a budget, rejoice! We’ve just caught wind of an exciting bridal event that’ll make shopping for your Big Day easier than ever for you and all of the ladies in your party.

On September 10-12, Carolyn Verdi Boutique will partner with neighboring shop Mia Philadelphia to host a special sale on bridal gowns, dresses for bridesmaids and mothers of the bride and groom.

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Laze & Lounge Among the Stars at the 10 Most Popular Celebrity Honeymoon Destinations 

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Well, readers, I should say that you should be up to your ears in honeymoon inspiration by now. Just this summer alone we’ve presented you with:

And now, we’ve got some more for you, straight from the people who definitely know how to live the high life: celebs.

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Study: These Days, a Third of Marriages Begin With a Hookup

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If only you had this research in college, amiright?

New numbers in a recent study showed that 32 percent of the marriages being looked at had begun with what one might call a hookup. (Or at least, it had begun with what the now-married people vaguely refer to as a hookup, which we can only assume means it was not an overly meaningful first date during which the stars aligned and they Lady-and-the-Tramped some spaghetti as fireworks went off in the background.)

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We Can All Appreciate This Drunk Bride Trying to Score Taco Bell After Her Wedding 

We feel ya, lady. Photo via Reddit.

We feel ya, lady. Photo via Reddit.

Several people sent me this link over the weekend, and I have to say, it did not disappoint.

Who among us has not hunted down fast food after a few too many? And who of us has not gone about that mission in questionable ways? Brides are not immune to such needs, guys—which is why this fabulous girl found herself trying to score some good ole Taco Bell after the conclusion of her wedding reception.

A few things:

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PW Reader Ring: Lindsay & Andy!

Lindsay's ring!

Lindsay’s ring!

The couple: Lindsay Docherty and Andy Rachlin, from Philadelphia.

The ring: My ring is a sparkling round diamond in a low-profile halo setting on a thin band of white gold with diamonds running down the sides.

Because I’m a wedding photographer, I have seen hundreds of rings, so Andy knew that I had definite preferences and that the best way to find them out was by going with me to look.

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