Hearts Race at Heritage Shores

Morning Cup of Wedding has a great wedding to inspire your fourth of July weekend. As most of us know, America’s favorite way to celebrate is loud and proud, but fireworks aren’t only the perfect way to end a day of barbecuing.

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Parade of Wedding Pros Create One Awesome Wedding

Alright Monday early birds! This Morning Cup of Wedding is a one stop shop for a ton of great Delaware vendors! Vanessa and Jonathan’s wedding deserves to be on the cover of a magazine. Every single detail seemed perfectly planned out and phenomenally executed and I absolutely adore it! We’ve got a great dress from Jennifer’s Bridal to start off the pizzazz which is complimented by Gloss Salon‘s stellar hair and makeup. The Twisted Vine Wedding and Event Florals did an amazing job accenting the soft violet colors from the bouquet to the table centerpieces. And the color scheme! It was perfectly accented by the starry ceiling at the Chesapeake Inn Restaurant and Marina. Please check out all these great photos by Anna Grace Photography and all these great wedding professionals!



All Who Are Dearly Beloved with Blueprint Photography

Start off your Monday Morning Cup of Wedding right with a loving family. Kelsey’s getting ready photos are a truly heartwarming family experience from putting on the dress to the bride putting the final touches on her father’s suit. Every one of these photos by Blueprint Photography showcases a loving bond whether it be family, friendship, or true love. To learn more about Blueprint Photography click here.


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My Top 10 Most Effective Weight Loss Tips for Brides by Kat of Rock ‘n Roll Bride (Some of the best advice you will read)

A rose is not a sunflower

Borrowing a GREAT Blog from Rock ‘n Roll Bride.

Hurray, you’re engaged! Have you started your pre-wedding weight loss regime yet? YOU HAVEN’T!? Oh my goodness, there isn’t a moment to lose –  make sure you read this before it’s too late!

1. Look in the mirror everyday and tell yourself you are beautiful and incredibly blessed to be marrying the love of your life. Even if you don’t believe what you’re saying at first and you feel utterly stupid even thinking about doing it, do it anyway! If you fill you brain (and your mouth!) with positive, lovely words about yourself rather than ugly and nasty ones, you’ll eventually start to believe them.

2. Realise that losing weight will not alter how you feel about yourself long term. Sure, you might get into a smaller size wedding dress, but you’ll still have the same insecurities. Instead of fixating on how you can make yourself thinner, become obsessive about working on your self-esteem and confidence instead. The results will last much longer.

3. There are no quick fixes or miracles cures. As alluring as it might sound, you won’t undo thirty years of bad choices, behaviours and habits in thirty days. So take all those magazine articles promising that shit and throw them in the bin. Or better still, have a sacrificial burning in the back garden.

4. Talk to your fiancé about how you feel. Let them reassure you that they love and want to marry you the way you look NOW (and they will, I promise!)

5. Rapid weight-loss is almost always followed by rapid weight gain. Realise that even if you do lose weight for your wedding you’ll likely end up putting it back on afterwards when you revert back to your normal eating habits. Who wants to look back at their wedding photos and think “Gosh, that doesn’t even look like me”, or “UGH I was so thin then, now I’m just a fat wife”? If you do end up losing weight then putting it back on you’ll only end up feeling bad about yourself again – it’s a vicious circle!

6. Wanting to get healthy and look after your body is a good thing, it’s not something to be discouraged. However my only hope is that you’re doing this because you want to make yourself feel better generally, not because you’re punishing yourself for being ‘bad’.

7. Take the money you’re planning to spend on that faddy diet plan and splurge on something extra amazing for your wedding. How about your dream photographer or a baller honeymoon!?

8. Buy a wedding dress that fits you. There is nothing worse than adding to the inevitable pre-wedding pressure with the worry about whether you’re going to be able to zip up your dress or not! If you do lose weight, then great! You can find a seamstress to take it in, but don’t set yourself up for failure by trying to reach impossible goals.

9. If you want to feel better in your body take up some gentle exercise, cut out the crap, drink less wine (that’s my problem!) and you will probably lose a few pounds. Wanting to lose weight to feel good about yourself is not a bad thing, but starving yourself will only make you feel terrible.

10. Two words: wedding cake.

Beautiful girl, you are a gorgeous, wondrous, unique and magical creature. There is no-one else on this planet like you. Your fiancé loves you FOR YOU and your self worth has absolutely nothing to do with your dress size, your pot belly or your bingo wings. The human body is an incredible machine, just look at all it’s done for you! It’s been working hard since the day you were born – keeping you alive, getting you from A to B, powering it’s way through every single day – so give it a goddamn break if it’s looking a little ropey around the edges!

I don’t want you to beat yourself up about wanting to lose weight, goodness knows you don’t need me making you feel worse about yourself, but please don’t fall into the trap of thinking a fad diet will solve all your problems or that thinner automatically equals better.

You are all so beautiful. Whether you’re a size 6 or a size 26, remember you are marrying someone who loves you unconditionally – yes, every last inch of you.

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Black Eyed Susans and Sweetness at this Hilton Christiana Wedding Photographed by Escudero Photography

Our “morning cup of wedding” is being enjoyed on a Brilliant day among Black Eyed Susans including such sweet moments as a Mother//Daughter Dance, Beautiful photography that captures the love and joy of the day by Escudero Photography: Wedding & Family Photography, DE Lovely venue as well Hilton Christiana Wilmington, DE. For more about Escudero Photography follow this link: http://www.perfectweddingguide.com/listing/escudero-photography-30669/


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Body Type and Wedding Dresses..what to look for.

When shopping for a wedding dress, great advise to keep in mind!

Dresses for Your Body Style by Courtney (onewed) Image

When it comes to finding the perfect wedding dress, there’s a lot to consider… the price, designer, current bridal trends, the style and season of your wedding, not to mention what you’ll think of it 20 years down the road…! The most important thing is that you feel like the most beautiful bride in the world when you’re walking down the aisle to marry the guy of your dreams. To ensure that you not only feel, but LOOK gorgeous on your wedding day, you need to consider what body shape you have and select a dress that will flatter you. Here’s a quick rundown of what to look for (and what to stay away from) based on body type:

Large Bust: If you have a large chest, you’ll want to go with a dress that has one or more of the following features:
• Scoop neck
• Full coverage V-neck (you don’t want it dropping too low)
• Halter-top neckline
• Off-the-shoulder neckline
• Have your heart set on strapless? Go for sweetheart rather than a straight cut strapless
• Bodice fabrics with sheen (organza, satin, silk), as they’ll add volume and call attention to your chest. 
• Ruched fabric on the bodice; this has the same affect as fabrics with sheen.
• Straight-cut strapless; these’ll make your chest look like a shelf, not exactly the look you want on your wedding day!

Small Bust: Are you a bit smaller on top? Go for one of these style dresses:
• Strapless with ruched bodice (to add volume)
• Halter-top
• Bateau necklines
• One shoulder necklines
• Empire silhouette dresses

Pear-shape: If you’ve got a pear-shaped body, you’ll want to de-emphasize your hips, and turn the focus onto the narrowest part of your midsection or toward your neckline. The following styles will help with that:
• Strapless dresses
• V-neck
• Scoop necklines
• Spaghetti straps
• Off the shoulder dresses
• Full A-line gowns
• Ball gown
• Diagonal draping (does a fantastic job of accentuating your curves!)
• Bateau neckline
• Basque waists
• Empire silhouettes
• Go for a fabric that is a bit sturdier in its construction
• Sheath silhouettes
• Trumpet and Mermaid gowns
• Fabric that is clingy or too flowing

Apple-Shaped: For an apple-shaped body, you’ll want to go for a dress that will draw the eye upwards toward the bodice or neckline. Try these:
• Asymmetric neckline
• Deep v-neck – any plunging neckline, really
• Scoop neck
• Strapless empire silhouettes
• A-line silhouettes
• Princess silhouettes
• Empire waists
• Ball gowns
• Sheath silhouettes

Hourglass: Similarly to pear-shaped, you’ll want to accentuate the smallest point on your waist. And be sure to show off your curves!! These features will look fantastic on you:
• Off-the-shoulder
• A-line dresses
• Standard or dropped waist – dropped waists elongate your torso
• Mermaid and trumpet silhouettes
• Sweetheart necklines
• Sheath silhouettes
• Ball gowns
• Empire silhouettes
• Fabrics that are too clingy or tight

Straight/Rectangle: If you have a square body type (athletic builds fall into this category), you’ll want to choose a style that will lengthen your torso. These styles will definitely flatter you:
• Bateu necklines – they balance narrow shoulders and smaller chests
• Spaghetti straps
• Sheath (column)
• Ball gown
• Mermaid
• Trumpet
• A-lines
• Creative neckline
• Necklines that fall below your collarbone – these add a great touch of femininity
• Drop waist skirt – this elongates your torso nicely
• Empire waist gown
• Soft sheath
• Princess gowns
• Basque waists
• Portrait necklines
• Off-the-shoulder dresses
• Halter tops

Full figure: If you’ve got it, flaunt it! Try for a dress that will show off your voluptuous upper body while flattering your waist and hips. These styles will look great on you:
• V-necks
• Scoop necks
• Sweetheart necklines
• A-Line dresses
• Ball gowns
• Dropped-waist A-line gowns
• Flat-front ball-gown
• Empire with a high waist (just under bust-line)
• Unconstructed silhouettes
• Clingy silhouettes
• Sheath dresses
• Spaghetti straps
• A-lines that start at the chest
• Pleated fabrics
• And just remember, if it’s too loose, it will add pounds

Tall: You tall ladies will want to find a gown that accentuates your length. Try on dresses that have the following characteristics:
• Plunging V-necks
• Halter tops
• Open necklines and backs – the more open, the better!
• Sheath silhouettes
• Mermaid & trumpet gowns
• Ball gowns
• A-line dresses with a defined waist
• Bias-cut silhouettes
• Princess dresses

Petite: Smaller and petite brides should keep their gowns simple; too much embellishments and eye-catching appliques will just look overwhelming and awkward. You’ll also want to try for a style that will create length without interrupting the bodyline. Try these styles to look fabulous:
• Sweetheart necklines
• Halter tops
• Cowl necklines
• Mermaid or trumpet w raised waistline—and heels!!
• Soft-drape Grecian-inspired style
• Sheath silhouettes – this is better on thinner body types
• A-line gowns
• Empire waists
• Princess gowns
• Eye-catching necklines that will draw the attention up—nothing too flashy though!
• Ball gowns
• Dropped-waist silhouettes
• High collars and overwhelming necklines