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Wedding Photo Must: Father and Bride

Last week, I discussed the grooms first look at his bride. We cannot overlook the sweet moment of the father of the bride’s first look at his daughter bride. It is just as tender as the groom first laying eyes upon his bride. These two men are both the main men in the bride’s life and their love is equally important – especially on the day where the bride traditionally leaves her parents and joins with her husband. It is always so sweet to see a father look at his adult daughter as if she were his little girl and that love permeates into photography. So, while the bride is getting ready behind the scenes to meet her groom at the altar, do not miss out on snapping some paternal photos of the bride with the first man of her life as she prepares to begin a life with her husband. To give you some inspiration for what you can look for, check out these photos.

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Photos @ Style Me Pretty ~ The Wedding Chicks ~ Green Wedding Shoes ~ Bridal Guide ~ Ruffled ~ Pinterest


Wedding Photos Musts: The Grooms First Look

A wedding day is the big day. After months of planning and a great deal of money spent, two families are brought together as a couple becomes husband and wife. With such significant moments happening all at once, it is very easy to miss the particularly precious moments and people that make a wedding special. Everyone remembers to take a photo of the wedding cake, but not everyone remembers to take a photo of the father of the bride when he first sees his daughter in her gown or the flower girl as she watches the bride get dressed. These are the tender moments that should not be forgotten, but can easily be overlooked. Since we like to help brides here at Inspiring Pretty, we are going to sharing the must-have photos for brides and examples to give you some creative inspiration to preserve the sentiment of your wedding.

Today, we are discussing one of my favorite moments of every wedding: the grooms first look at his bride. Usually this occurs as she walks down the aisle to meet him at the altar. For the couples that do not observe tradition, this may happen prior to the ceremony. Either way, getting the groom’s his raw emotion caught on camera will definitley make for an everlasting memory.



Be on the lookout for more wedding photo musts just like the grooms first look. They are coming soon!


Photos @ Style Me Pretty ~ The Wedding Chicks ~ Green Wedding Shoes ~ Bridal Guide ~ Pinterest

Occasions In Print - September 8, 2014 - 4:01 pm

These actually got me choked up too! Amazing photos and really what a wedding is all about!

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It has been far too long since we posted for our dear readers (but, we have lots in the making right now), and we thought the best way to start posting again would be with a giveaway! So we and a few other blogs have come together to give away $500 cash to one lucky reader in our Sweet September Cash Giveaway. Want a chance to win? Of course you do. To earn entries, just do whichever tasks you wish to do in the Rafflecopter form below. Each task earns you entries and increases your odds of winning the $500. You can also refer friends using a unique link to improve your chances of winning (which can be done through the Rafflecopter form). The giveaway is open to everyone worldwide. The giveaway will end at 11:59 PM EDT, September 16, 2014. Good luck and thank you for reading Inspiring Pretty!

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Fourth of July Nail Art

A manicure has gone far beyond a simple application of nail polish to nail art. As we have mentioned before, we love nail art, and the birthday of declaration of independence of the United States is an ideal event to practice creating some creative nail art. To help you, I have some unique and creative Fourth of July nail art ideas for you to try out. There are many options to show off your patriotism through nail art. You can paint on Old Glory or creatively display stars. You can also take advantage of the day and paint on fireworks or  just show off the red, white and blue in creative ways, including true girl-fashion: in glitter. Whatever you choose, here are original Fourth of July nail art ideas to help you celebrate the day.

The most prominent way to show off your love of America is with the Stars and Stripes. And although it may seem common, there are many ways to do this, so it is easy to be original with your manicure {or pedicure}.


If you want something a little less on the nose, stars may be an option. After all, it still pays tribute to the flag, fireworks and the Revolutionary War. Plus, they are quite fashionable :)


If you simply want to celebrate the day , want to break away from the red, white and blue color scheme or if you just want something less common, try painting on some fireworks.


Or, you can make some nail art of your own by combining these elements or inventing your own. Tie die, ombre, polka dots, gingham and other designs can make for lovely Fourth of July nail art.


If you do try one, please send us a photo or leave a comment telling us how it turned out. Happy Fourth of July!

Bethany | Laser Hair Removal Toronto - July 11, 2014 - 8:45 am

These look amazing. Should have tried this last week.

Bethany | Laser Hair Removal Toronto - July 10, 2014 - 2:50 pm

oh ma these are beautiful designs.

Hannah - July 4, 2014 - 7:38 pm

These are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Fourth of July Fashion Ideas

It is difficult to believe that the Fourth of July is just around the corner! It seems like school just got out last week. Summer is in full swing now, though, and I could not be happier. Like most people around America, my family is now getting ready for the Fourth of July.  Along with food, fireworks, the day calls for some special Fourth of July fashion. We women are fortunate in that regard, because we have so many options. Bonnie gave some beautiful and creative red, white and blue Fourth of July fashion tips before, and I think it is time to provide an update the Fourth of July fashion ideas to help you create a new outfit this year.

For the more subtle look, you can work in red, white and blue into your Fourth of July fashion simply using your existing wardrobe. There is no need to go out and buy clothing with American flags all over it, which you will only wear once a year. Solid colors work wonderfully as do starry tops and striped totes. Add fireworks elements as well for a truly creative look. Above all, keep your look summery and fun.

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photo @ Hello Fab

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photo @ Lucky

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If you want your outfit to pay homage to the USA in a more conspicuous manner, just throw on Old Glory in some way. The possibilities with this are endless, so go crazy. And, if you are creative and fashionable enough, you just may create an outfit that you can wear any day of the year.




collage photos @ Juicy Bows ~ Terrain ~ Hugssy ~ Macy’s ~ Red Garnet Vintage ~ Fashion Greek ~ Sole Society ~ Nasty Gal

Heidi - June 27, 2014 - 7:27 am

I’m in love with that pencil skirt! So cute =D

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