Merriment Under the Mistletoe!

by Jenny Bryde 21. December 2015 01:14

With Christmas and New Year's approaching, one little tradition has caught my eye and my curiosity.  I came across some adorable pictures of couples smooching under the mistletoe, and I think it makes a great pose for lots of photo ops: engagements, wedding, holiday, etc.  

I dug into this tradition a bit a History.com and undercovered some background on this pucker plant.  From what I gather from the article on History.com, mistletoe has long been associated with vitality and fertility.  Also, the tradition of kissing underneigh apparently stemmed from European servants when men were encouraged to steal a kiss from any woman caught standing under the mistletoe.  Refusing the kiss was considered bad luck.  This tradition makes me laugh as I feel many men caught trying to steal a kiss today might receive a punch in the nose...unless the woman was purposefully standing waiting for him.  

In the pictures below, the couples are certainly concentual!  Happy kissing, everyone!

 

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Winter Wonderland Wedding Inspiration Boards

by Jenny Bryde 21. December 2015 01:00

Not everything in this next set of days has to be about holidays.  Okay, that was silly.  Of course this week is about the holidays, and what better reason to celebrate than a festive wedding?  Whether you love a red, white, green, and gold palette or something entirely different, there are a lot of ways to style a wedding around a holiday season.  Bonus: you can score major discounts on after season Christmas items!  Check out some awesome winter wedding inspiration boards below!  They are really getting us into the holiday spirit!

 

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Matchy Matchy Kids and Couples

by Jenny Bryde 13. December 2015 19:12

Sometimes a little matchy matchy goes a long way, but in the case of matching flower girls and ring bearers, we can look the other way.  Or rather we just can't stop staring at the cuteness!  Check out these matching mini brides and grooms.

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Christmas Island Wedding, Anyone?

by Jenny Bryde 7. December 2015 01:17

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here including a glance at the thermometer, but that doesn't mean we can't dream of an island get away!  If I were to plan a tropical wedding on a remote stretch of beach, this is what I would include.  The Moline International Airport is only a short drive away...

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Wedding Ink Ideas!

by Jenny Bryde 7. December 2015 01:11

So you might not want to get each others portraits tattooed on your arms, but maybe you'd like something else in the ink realm that you both can share.  Amongst the hundreds of pictures of bad tattoo ideas, there are some very tasteful and simple ideas that couples have done that really satisfy that itch without leaving an ugly blemish on your body.  Check out these couples' wedding ink ideas!

 

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Hi!  Welcome to the QCWeddings.com blog!  My name is Jenny, and I am a Quad Cities bride to be.  Our goal for this blog is to share information on all things wedding including local vendors, new trends, and amazing inspiration.  Let us know if there is something you'd like to see on here!  

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