Wedding Wednesday!

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I am in LOVE with this shoot! The beautiful dancer and the gorgeous dress! And her hair! The charming fella in the great outfit! Oh my goodness!

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Doesn't this couple just look like so much fun?! The adorable dress, the wonderful tabletop centerpieces, and the GORGEOUS styling! Swoon!

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UM HI BEAUTIFUL EVERYTHING! I know these aren't the same wedding, but they're the same photographer. And well, both of these are AWESOME.

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How about that paper flower installation, huh?! Oh my stars! I need that in my life! I love when couples take a handmade approach to weddings and it's so over-the-top-but-still-subtle like this! And those flower arrangements and centerpieces are some of the most fantastic I've ever seen! I love the wood block numbers. They'd be great for practical purposes in the home afterwards, too! You must check out this feature! [BTW, the photographer is the oh-so-talented Kyle Hale who I featured way back in the day! Cool!] OH OH OH! One more thing, the awesome paper flower installation is done by Dolci Odille and you can go oogle and drool over the blog by clicking HERE. I'm currently doing so.]

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The flowers! Ooooh the flowers! [And the bride's incredible red hair!]

Gah! I just can't help but swoon over such well-done weddings! Can I get married now?! Please?! I want my childhood, fairytale, ~dream wedding, too! You can view the original features of all the weddings by clicking on the ♥ under the photos! Now for the weekly wedding question!

How do you feel/where do you stand on the bride taking the groom's last name? Is it too traditional for you? Is it expected? What do you think of women who choose to keep their maiden name? And how about the hyphenated last name? [Okay.. there were several questions...]

Just curious! Mike and I were discussing this the other night and I'd love to know what you all think! At the end of the day, I think it's totally the bride [and groom]'s call and there's no right or wrong answer. Some have some very special reasons for wanting to keep their maiden name, and some think that taking on the new last name is expected and a perk of being married. Let's hear your thoughts!

xoxo

21 comments:

  1. The only thing about last names is I feel nothing will sound perfect with my first name...sounds weird right?
    But Gwendolyn is such a hard first name to pair with a last name haha

    I planned on hyphenating mine but I read that it makes life a little difficult when you do.

    So im kinda torn :/

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  2. i think it's up to the couple to determine how they express their love so they should decide for themselves about the whole name thing (: gah, all those couples are so cute.

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  3. Chris and I have entertained the idea of him taking my name! He used to be on bad terms with his father, but now they've reconnected and I don't think that'll be happening. But Christopher Crow sounds so much better than Susannah Muscavitch, doesn't it?!?!

    xoxo,
    susannahbean

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  4. gwendolyn: but you have a beautiful first name! don't lose sight of that! its unique!

    bee: great point!

    susannah: i love his last name! it's so fun and unique! is it polish?!

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  5. I agree, it is up to the couple.

    I like to stray from tradition with a lot of things. I like my name - after all, it's MINE! I can't say for sure what I would do if I ever got married, especially since that is no where in the foreseeable future. If the day comes and he has a super unique kick ass name, I'd take it or hyphenate or something. We'll see I guess! :)

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  6. i want to be a bride. this is perfect. i love the first set of pictures. so gorgeous. ♥

    ♥ http://www.allisterbee.blogspot.com

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  7. so much loveliness! thanks for sharing :)

    xo Alison

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  8. oms sooo beautiful! i can not wait to get married one day. :)

    xoxo
    kinsey

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  9. I dont really like weddings. I just want a crazy cookout marriage celebration!

    I like the idea of taking the guy's last name. Unless its just a horrible name. lol

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  10. I think that it's completely up to the couple and what they feel comfortable with...to each their own, ya know?! Also, the group shot, the family photo is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!

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  11. I love the first set of shots, they're amazing!

    I think it's a personal call. My mom took it mostly because she wanted our whole family to match. I had a boss who didn't really want to take her husband-to-be's last name since it was a little unusual and would always have to be spelled out (like over the phone)and she has a first name (Jaylene) that always has to be spelled out as well.

    xoxo, Ashley

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  12. I love the groom in the chucks. too sweet.

    Chic on the Cheap

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  13. @Kaelah- I think it's Russian!

    xoxo,
    susannahbean

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  14. Ugh love wedding pictures so much I can't wait to have my wedding all crafty and pretty like these! And as far as last names go I can't wait to take Brian's last name. I think it's an exciting thing that connects you even more.

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  15. My boyfriend and I have talked about just making up a new last name but I don't know what I'd actually do when the time comes.
    These pictures are all so pretty!

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  16. simple, cute weddings are the best, the couples always seem so into each other

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  17. My boyfriend and I have also briefly talked about this and we can't seem to find common ground. He thinks I should hyphenate because my "last name is unique," but I want to take his last name because to me, it's traditional and my last name is 11 letters long, it doesn't need a hyphenation! haha.

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  18. I understand women wanting to keep their last name, it's a part of who they are after all.... but i for one couldn't bear the thought of my children not having the same last name as me, and for that reason i would take the husbands name.

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  19. My mother kept her maiden name, so i have both my Dad and Mums last names. To Katrina (above) - mothers can keeps their name and still have the same name as their children :)
    Because I've grown up with this I will just do what feels right when I get married, regardless of what tradition is!

    X

    PS. What your man said is the sweetest thing. What a catch!

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  20. I never want to change my surname, because it's 'Lord' and it's awesome! If my fella and I decide to hyphenate his surname would have to go first, cos otherwise 'Lord-Edwards' would sound a bit like one of the landed gentry. And our kids would well get picked on at school!

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  21. I think taking the guy's surname is a nice way of sealing the deal and making you a new family unit.
    My surname is "Aitchison" and my lad's surname is "Wares" so I'm really just going to be going from weird to weirder.
    x

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