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10 Instagram Wedding Accounts You Need to Follow

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Saying “yes” to your groom-to-be’s proposal is probably the easiest part of planning a wedding. Once the excitement of that moment dies down, it’s time to budget, plan, and execute all your wedding ideas.

But, what if you don’t have many ideas to begin with? It’s hard to know exactly what you want between all the different styles of wedding dresses, bouquets, and even cake flavors.

Luckily, a little bit of inspiration can make your planning process much easier and Instagram wedding accounts offer plenty of inspiration.

Here are the top ten wedding accounts to follow for your big day.

1. Jose Villa – @josevilla

Jose Villa considers weddings to be perfect settings for fine art. After all, what could be more beautiful than celebrating love? He knows exactly how to frame any bride’s special day.

While your budget may not be enough to book Jose, you can at least use his photography style as a guide. Show his account to the photographer you plan to have at your wedding. Talk in detail about the photo angles and filters used and which ones call out to you.

This will help your video and photo team get all the shots you want.

2. Our Labor of Love – @ourlaboroflove

If you live in a big city and are absolutely clueless about who to hire for photography, @ourlaboroflove is the Instagram wedding account for you.

This is a collective of various photographers and videographers in different cities – all of them specializing in weddings. Such a network of creatives is bound to lead you to the right people for the job on your wedding day.

Not to mention, their unique approaches to wedding photography will give you even more ideas. This may spark a thought on how to do your table settings or set up your walk down the aisle.

Every detail counts to create the perfect setting, and this Instagram account will show you how to get it all right.

3. Bash, Please – @bashplease

Speaking of having the best setting possible, check out @bashplease. This Instagram wedding account is all about creating gorgeous sets for any occasion.

Bash, Please has a track record of working in many different kinds of environments and using various styles of wedding themes. All you have to do is scroll through their account to see for yourself!

Who knows, one of their shots might be something you want to recreate on your own terms. There’s no reason you can’t get the right look for your ideal price.

4. The Venue Report – @thevenuereport

No matter how you decorate your dream wedding, much of the day comes down to the venue. The Venue Report was created to help lavish ladies keep an eye on beautiful destination venues.

But, there’s no reason you can’t use this account for ideas on what to look for in the venues around you!

Use this Instagram wedding account to help get you out of the mindset of a traditional wedding hall. At the very least, let it serve as inspiration for where to host the post-wedding party.

5. Stevi Auble – @heytherecupcake_

Wherever there’s a party, there is some form of cake involved.

Stevi Auble knows a thing or two about weddings and sweet treats; she even wrote a book about it. Now, @heytherecupcake_ is the account she uses to document all the lovely eats she finds (and sometimes creates).

Her account will help you picture a cake tower in your mind, just the way you want it.

Or, she’ll encourage you to step outside the lines and serve up small sweet treats like mini cupcakes or macaroons. These are all the rage at weddings, and allow people to eat and mingle with ease.

6. Moon Canyon – @mooncanyon

While guests are hitting the dance floor or heading for the bar, they will be taking pictures and looking around. Capture their attention with floral design ideas you’ve taken from Moon Canyon.

Moon Canyon is the go-to guide for all things table settings, bouquets, and more. If there is a flower involved, they’ve done it before.

Browse through all their creations for the ideas your wedding is missing.

7. Becky DeOiveira – @blushandbloom

If you’ve got all the flower arrangements covered except for the bouquet, don’t save this detail for last. Think of it like the final piece of your outfit; as beautiful as your wedding dress may be, the bouquet ties everything together.

Get this detail just right with a little Insta-inspo from Becky DeOiveira.

She has been handmaking brides’ bouquets for years. Although she likely won’t be making yours herself, her creations will give you all the ideas you need to make your own.

8. Chic Parisien – @chicparisien

As much as one bouquet can make a big difference, it only holds attention for so long until people start looking at every detail of your dress. Make it a look to remember with the help of Chic Parisien.

Based in Miami, this boutique knows a thing or two about making wedding dreams come true.

Take a trip to this beautiful city to shop your bride-to-be heart out, and maybe practice some Spanish, too! Look for your anillos de boda here or make it a trip to discover all the best Latin food the area has to offer on top of wedding shopping.

Note: the bridal dresses at this high-end fashion store might be a far reach, but a girl can dream, right? Check out Chic Parisien’s Instagram for all the style tips you need to create a look that is totally you – and totally affordable.

9. LOHO Bride – @loho_bride

Are you the bride who wants to change outfits between the ceremony and the party? Are you looking for just one look that is a little daring?

Get your style inspiration from none other than LOHO Bride. LOHO stands for League of Her Own, which is very fitting for a bride on her big day.

Create the ceremony and celebration that is all about you and your partner, regardless of rules or tradition. Do things your way and have fun in each part of the process with the help of this Instagram wedding account.

10. Hung Vanngo – @HungVanngo

When all is said and done, you still have to get ready!

There’s nothing you can do about flowers or table settings anymore when the day finally arrives. But, you can spend as much time as you need to look perfect.

Plan your makeup beforehand to minimize your stress. Scroll through professional celebrity style artist, Hung Vanngo’s, account to get a little inspiration.

Make Your Instagram Wedding Ideas Come to Life

Although the accounts above tend to be pretty extravagant, there’s no reason you can’t recreate their styles to have an elegant wedding of your own. Not to mention, you can accomplish all you want without spending more than you need!

Use your wedding budget to help you make ends meet and talk to your partner about what really matters and what doesn’t.

For financial planning tips and tricks, click here.

These 6 Luxury Pet Beds Will Make You Wish You Were a Pet

luxury pet bedsAre you one of the over 43 million Americans who own a dog?

Do you want to upgrade the over 16 hours of sleep that your beloved kitty cat gets every day (we know, we’re jealous, too)?

If you’re like most people, you already spoil your pets rotten. They probably eat better than you do, dress impeccably, and you’re on their schedule, not vice versa.

Your pet may not be a celebrity (not yet, anyways) but that doesn’t mean they can’t sleep like one!

In this post, we’re sharing just a few of our favorite luxury pet beds, so that your furry friend can dream of chasing mice and squirrels in a fabulous setting!

1. The Felix Chien Toile Dog Bed

Toile isn’t just for wallpaper anymore!

First up on our list of luxury pet beds? This elegant offering from Felix Chien, which depicts a lovely country scene and lots of wildlife to entertain your pet.

You can choose from four different sizes to ensure that your pet has all of the space they need. If you’re crate training your dog, you also have the option to purchase a crate cover and mattress in the same Toile print.

The bed is machine washable for easy cleaning and has a 100% cotton cover to keep your pet comfy in any room in the house.

2. The Big Barker Orthopedic Dog Bed

Does your pet sometimes struggle with walking? Do they have back or hip problems? Have you just noticed that their fur has a nice salt-and-pepper sheen to it now that they’re getting older?

If so, then this orthopedic dog bed is likely the right choice. Featured on Pawcastle’s guide to choosing the best beds for dogs, it’s expert and pet-approved.

It comes with three foam layers for added comfort that, like a memory foam human mattress, remembers and conforms to your dog’s shape. But don’t worry — the bed doesn’t get “sunken in” after a few weeks.

In fact, it’s been proven to hold almost all of the original shape for nearly 10 years. Even better? It’s cover quickly zips off, so you can toss it in the washing machine when it’s completely covered in fur.

Choose from burgundy, chocolate brown, or khaki brown to fit with your decor and your pet’s personal preference.

3. Beasley’s Couch Pet Bed

Next on our list of luxury pet beds?

This incredible, couch-shaped bed from Beasley. Especially if you’ve been trying (with limited success) to get your furry friend off of your sofa, this bed is exactly what you need to hammer the message home.

We love that it has an overstuffed bolster to support even larger breeds of cats and dogs, and is made from recycled fibers to minimize your impact on the environment.

Additionally, the bed doesn’t shift or mat up, which means that even if your pet is on the more rambunctious side, there won’t be any issues. If you have a larger breed, we highly recommend this option.

4. The Snuggle Sofa Bed From Enchanted Home Pet

Another one of our favorite luxury pet beds is this amazing option from Enchanted Home Pets.

It’s essentially a miniaturized version of a human couch, complete with legs and an elegant backrest!

The legs don’t only elevate the look of the bed. It will also help to keep your pet warm, especially if your home tends to get a bit drafty during the winter months.

We also love the minimalist white and gray pattern of this bed, which is essentially a take on the “hygge” trend for animals.

To clean it, use a damp rag with all-natural cleaning solution — or simply soap and water.

All you need to do is toss their favorite toy on the couch, and they’ll be sleeping peacefully for hours.

5. The Outdoor Chaise Bed From The Refined Canine

Do you have an animal that loves to spend just as much time outdoors as it does indoors?

If so, we think that this curved wicker bed from The Refined Canine is a perfect choice. Especially if you have a larger dog that’s between 55-75 pounds, they’ll enjoy the spacious look and feel of this bed.

Concerned about keeping the bed outside in the wind and the rain? There’s no reason to be. It’s been specially designed to stand up to the elements, and is even waterproof!

The pillow can be washed by machine, and for best results, we recommend letting it dry naturally in the sun to help it keep its shape.

We think it makes a great addition to any outdoor deck or porch.

6. The Haute House Isabella Pet Bed

Let’s be honest — if you’re shopping at Neiman Marcus for items for your pet, then you’re living life the right way.

We just can’t get enough of the final offering on our list of luxury pet beds, the Isabelle bed from Haute House, retailed at Neiman Marcus. It’s available in stark white (for those whose animals find muddy paws unbecoming) or blush pink for the millennial pet in your life.

It’s been designed with an elegant Alder wood frame and even comes with nailhead trim adorned with jewels. So, for pets who know that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, this is simply the only choice.

At 50 pounds, it’s on the heavier side, which is why we suggest that the bed take up a more permanent residence in your home.

Haute House also has several other offerings, including a Hollywood Regency-style circular pet bed that matches perfectly with the human-sized furniture the brand also designs.

Pamper Your Pet With These Luxury Pet Beds

Your pet can now live in the lap of luxury — but instead of falling asleep on your lap, they’ll snooze in one of these luxury pet beds.

Looking for more pet inspiration from your favorite celebrities? Need to find pet-friendly hotels for your next vacation? Can’t resist browsing through the latest trends in dog fashion?

We get it — and we’re here to help.

Spend some time on our website and blog to ensure that your pet is the envy of the park!

You May Be Owed $$$! Find Out Now!

Have you purchased at least one laptop, mobile phone, tablet, camera, cordless power tool, or camcorder product between January 1, 2000 and March 31st, 2011? Most of us have! If so, you may be entitled to get some money back from this Lithium-Ion Battery Settlement! Just complete the short form by November 29th to submit your claim if you qualify! Payment will be made out via PayPal or Amazon unless you submit a written request for a check. This settlement is about how battery manufacturers allegedly fixed the price of the batteries to increase the prices for individuals and businesses. Check to see if you qualify now!

Get Free Gift Cards To Amazon, Walmart, BestBuy, And Others Easily!

Do you love getting gift cards to your favorite places? We have a new opportunity for you! Sign-up for YouGov! YouGov is a world-leading online market research company. They want you to share your opinions about the brands and products you use every day! In return, you’ll get points you can redeem for rewards like tote bags, t-shirts, VISA Prepaid gift cards, plus gift cards to Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and iTunes! It is super easy to get started. Once you sign-up, they will email you a survey link, and you just complete the survey at your convenience and earn points for doing so! The best part is that it’s free to join! As an added bonus, you’ll get 2,000 points for you to redeem as a sign-up bonus! That’s almost a free gift card right there! Don’t miss your chance to get rewarded for your opinion!

Apply to Test & Review NEW Nuby Designer Series FlexStraw Sippy Cups

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Do you have a baby who is 12 months or older and regularly uses a sippy cup?

Go Apply to Test Out & NEW Nuby Designer Series FlexStraw Sippy Cups

Nuby will be selecting 15 participants at random. If you are selected to participate you will receive an email from a Nuby Team Member in the upcoming days. Participants will be asked to try the cup with their child and post a short review of the product on Walmarts’s website. All cups will be shipped to all participants from Nuby.

Save Time Shopping the Walmart.com App & $25 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

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Many of us are just so busy these days. Take the kids here, take the kids there, and sometimes the last thing you want to do is leave the house and go shopping. Who wants to spend time getting the kids dressed, drag them to the store, and you still might forgot something on your list because you got distracted and trying to keep your little one from running or climbing.

Walmart understands and has made it easier to shop Walmart.com with the Walmart smartphone app! The app is available on iPhone, Android, or iPad. I have to say shopping on my phone using the app was so easy. Walmart.com offers the great variety and savings on everyday low prices that you’ve come to love at your local Walmart, especially on your favorite P&G products. I was able to purchase all the everyday items I use already like Tide Pods, Charmin Ultra Strong Toilet Paper Mega Rolls, Mr. Clean, Bounty Select-A-Size Paper Towels, and Swiffer!

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You can choose to have your purchase shipped directly to your house (shipping is free if you spend $50 or more) or shipped for free to the nearest Walmart location for a quick and easy pick-up with Site to Store. I ordered the items I needed as you can see in the picture below and I was able to pick up my order the SAME DAY at my local Walmart store. Walmart.com offers different payment options, including the option to Pay with Cash if you don’t want to use a credit card online. How great is that?!! Not everyone uses credit cards so this is really great. I also liked that I could pay with a gift card. By using the Walmart smartphone app, you can easily build a shopping list by scanning all the products you’re ready to purchase again.

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I think this is such a great option plus if you are running out of say Tide Laundry Detergent then you scan the barcode with your phone and it will show up on the site for you to purchase more. How cool is that? As moms we need to use technology to help us and Walmart.com has certainly done that with this nifty little app for your smartphone or tablet.

The Giveaway

WAIT! You can enter for a chance to win a $25 Walmart Gift Card of your own! I hope you use the new app and let me know how easy it was to use.

One Lucky reader will receive a $25 Walmart Gift Card!

The giveaway will end on Monday August 18, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST.

All you have to do to enter is use the Rafflecopter form below!

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart and P&G. The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G. All opinions are honest and 100% my own. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open to US 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Go Back to School with a vitaminwater® Deal at Sam’s Club

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It’s that time of year again, where the kids are getting ready for back to school. That means school supplies, backpacks, school clothes, shoes, and lunch boxes but what about what to put inside those lunch boxes? As parents we want our kids to have healthier choices to put inside their lunch boxes. I struggle with this a lot myself. I want something healthy for my son but also something he will actually want to drink and eat. I am trying to save money so it’s a waste if he won’t eat or drink what I put in his lunch box for school.

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I am so glad that vitaminwater® and vitaminwater zero® bonus packs (18ct) is on sale at Sam’s Club! You can also add vitaminwater® to their lunch boxes. The kids really love their great taste but you can feel good about serving it to them. Both products are naturally sweetened which is important to me as I am trying to cut out as much sugar as I can out of both of our diets. You both win as you can save money on buying the vitaminwater® bonus packs at Sam’s Club and they get something delicious to drink and it’s good for them as well.

DISCLOSURE: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Coca-Cola. BUT All opinions are 100% mine.