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Finishing Touches: Guestbooks Guest books have taken on a new form–far from the simple coffee table books, guests are now offered interactive sign ins and creative displays. New couples can cherish warm wishes and pictures from their loved ones long after the wedding day. Whether a vintage typewriter note, or a signed bottle of wine, the possibilities for creating a wedding keepsake are endless. 1. Envelope Message Board, Ruffled 2. Words of Wisdom Typewriter, via Love and Lavender 3. Cheers! Add to favorites Rustic Elegant Australian Vineyard Wedding This gorgeous Australian wedding was shot by the fabulous American photographer Kristen Weaver, who actually met the bride, Rosie, through Facebook! On the day that she got engaged, Rosie posted on Kristen’s photography page, asking if she would fly to Australia (from her home in Orlando) to shoot her January wedding. Well, lucky for us, Kristen said yes, and the rest is history- all here for us to see today! Rosie’s mom designed and sewed all the gowns (yes, including that dreamy lace wedding dress!), her friend Christine created all the stationery and Rosie and her husband, Jackson, did all the planning and design! From the bride (in her adorable Australian accent!) As I am a photographer myself, we were very particular with who we wanted to photograph our special day. We were extremely blessed in every aspect. Growing up in Adelaide, South Australia, I’ve always loved the idea of a vineyard/rustic wedding (as we are known for our beautiful hills and vineyards). xoxo, Elisa

Wedding Trends - Wedding Style Inspiration Boards As we reviewed nearly 3,000 entries for our Pin to Win a Dream Wedding Design by David Tutera contest, we couldn't help but notice some major trends in what you, our fabulous readers, are choosing for your wedding inspiration. Here, a few of the most popular pins from each of the hot trends. Here at BG, we've been hard at work with our good friend David Tutera reviewing nearly 3,000 your incredible Pinterest inspiration boards to choose the five finalists of our Pin to Win a Dream Wedding Design by David Tutera contest. Then, nearly 8,400 of you voted and helped choose our winner! Rustic Homespun barn weddings, filled with branches, lanterns, and nature-inspired décor, are more popular than ever. Photo Credits: Lisa Lefkowitz Photography; Natasja Kremers; Jonas Peterson; Tanja Lippert Photography; Sherman Chu; Patty Daniels Town & Country Studio; Ace Photography; Honey Heart Photography; Abby Rose Photo. Vintage The vintage wedding trend is still going strong! —Kristen O'Gorman Klein

5 Clever Ways To Save On Your Wedding Bankrate's community sharing policy Bankrate wants to hear from you and encourages thoughtful and constructive comments. We ask that you stay focused on the story topic, respect other people's opinions, and avoid profanity, offensive statements, illegal contents and advertisement posts. Comments are not reviewed before they are posted. By submitting a post, you agree to be bound by Bankrate's terms of use. Wedding DIY: Marshmallow Cake Fondant Ok, this is pretty cool! If you're a DIY bride and are thinking about foregoing a professionally-made wedding cake for something personally made by yourself, you're going to love this tutorial on how to make your own marshmallow fondant from the fab Clockwork Lemon. The entire process is pretty straightforward and simple. The color comes from basic food coloring and the actually fondant mixture is from regular ol' marshmallows you can find in any grocery store. You can use big marshmallows... ..or small marshmallows. Melt the marshmallows in the microwave for a bit. Mix in the icing sugar. Knead the "dough" to make sure the icing sugar is mixed in well. And all of a sudden, you've got some beautiful DIY cake fondant! Did I mention that you can store your homemade fondant for up to three months. Well there you go.

Magnolia Rouge: Magnolia Rouge roundup Relaxed French Chateau Wedding: Pastels, Proteas & Polaroids Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was spent working so I missed out on the September sunshine here in London but it’s a brand new week full of possibilities and I’m determined to make it a good one. Who’s with me?! Let’s start with this stylish, destination wedding in a French Chateau. What’s not to love? Simone and Sean’s wedding was beautiful in every way. From Simone: Our wedding at Chateau Rigaud in France, this May was beyond our expectations. The owner and wedding planner Anna and her team were brilliantly helpful every step of the way and have the highest standard in everything they do. The food & wine was so important to us and was definitely one of the highlights, everything was delicious from the canapés to the croquembouche and many of our guests commented it was some of the best food they’d ever eaten. *It’s my dream dress all over again.

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