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5 Top Wedding Trends for 2017 [Featuring: Andover Country Club]

 As we head into wedding season, we're excited to team up with the beautiful Andover Country Club to bring you their top predictions for wedding trends in 2017! Their experts have broken down their 5 favorite trends you'll be sure to see this year.


Photo by Sweet Lady Jane Photography

Andover Country Club: Being a venue that hosts wedding ceremonies and receptions almost every weekend of the year, means we see many wedding trends come and go.  Some trends we hate to see fade out of style and others we can’t wait to never see again.

Here are some of our favorite trends we see on the horizon for 2017:

4 Essential Tips For Executing A Flawless Wedding Reception [ft. Boston Wedding Planners]

Your wedding day is all about celebrating the love between you and your special someone....but your goal may also be to throw the most incredible wedding reception ever! After all, it can be one of the most memorable parts of the whole wedding if it's done just right. You want it to stand out from others and have it be something that your family and friends continue to talk about for years to come. 

But how do you make your big day stand out from the crowd? To help you plan the perfect wedding reception,we teamed up with a couple of Boston's top wedding planners to give you the best advice on how to create a completely memorable reception experience. 

Take a look at the top wedding reception advice from Boston's finest wedding planners: 

New Hampshire’s 9 Best Locations For Your Engagement Session

You're engaged! Between everything that comes right after your engagement, one of the first things you might start thinking about is photography. You want to capture that special time right after the proposal when you are both truly glowing with excitement. And planning an engagement photo session is the perfect way to do this!

We've already brought to you our favorite places in and around Boston for your engagement session. But now that we've officially returned to the New Hampshire area with our new store in Nashua, we wanted to update our list to include some NH highlights. 

We reached out to some of the best wedding photographers in the New Hampshire area who know a thing or two about some of the best places for your engagement photos. Finding hidden gem places in NH are these photographers' specialty. Check out the 9 best locations across New Hampshire for your engagement shoot according to the experts:

4 Trending Wedding Dresses & Jewelry To Match [Featuring: Flair Boston]

We've done it again! We've teamed up with local bridal dress expert, Flair Boston, to bring you some of the hottest trending wedding day looks this season. 

We're pairing some of the most popular wedding dresses right now with modern jewelry that'll truly enhance the look. Take a minimalist dress and complement it perfectly with timeless pearls with a twist. Or, take a vintage-inspired look even further with delicate yellow gold jewels.

If you're in the market for a wedding dress or want to find a way to enhance your current dress with some jewelry, check out these four wedding dress/jewelry combos that'll completely wow your guests:

5 Unexpected Ways To Set Your Boston Wedding Apart From The Crowd

Tying the knot soon? Want to find something different, something out-of-the-box to add to your wedding? Everyone wants their wedding to be unique, but with all of the Style Me Pretty and Pinterest-inspired wedding ideas, it can be hard to really mix things up. So how do you make your wedding your own? Lately couples have begun to incorporate their own personality throughout all aspects of their wedding.

Adding  personal touches that will give your guests a glimpse into your life together as a couple is the key to making every wedding unique. We talked with local wedding planning expert, Bree Oates, to bring you these five ideas that will wow your guests and making your Boston wedding stand out from the crowd. 

5 Expert Wedding Invitation Tips You'll Want To Know

In the midst of all the wedding craze, we know wedding invitations often fall to the end of a bride's to-do list, but there is a reason it’s so important to start this part of the planning process early!

Many couples don't realize how much there is to consider when it comes to custom wedding invitations. Wedding invites set the stage for the main event, and custom designs are this year's hottest trendIf you want to make your invitations personal, one of a kind, and totally representative of your day, it will often require more than just a quick consultation or clicking a few buttons online. 

We partnered with local custom wedding invitation design experts Gus & Ruby, TAG design, SKO Designs, and Goosefish Press to bring you the five most important custom wedding invitation tips you'll need to know:


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