Princess Aurora, better known as Sleeping Beauty, is known for her gorgeous golden locks and for somehow looking really, really good while under a sleeping curse. This beauty is awakened when Prince Phillip slays Maleficent and finally breaks the spell with true love’s kiss (aww). Channel Aurora when you say “I do” with these Disney-approved ideas:

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Wedding invitations
No need to search for the perfect princess invitations, because we have them right here. This Disney – Princess Dreams Invitation – Aurora emulates the princess to a T. The stationery is adorned with embossed, ornate detailing and the combination of light pink and white is truly romantic. But my favorite part has to be the pink layer of paper that sits atop your invitation just like a sparkling tiara.

The perfect princess ensemble
One of the most fun aspects of planning a wedding is putting together your bridal ensemble. After all, this is a look that you’ve dreamed about ever since you were a little girl. Let’s start with the dress. Disney’s designers certainly didn’t disappoint with this Sleeping Beauty-inspired gown. It features a strapless neckline complete with a fitted bodice and a romantic net skirt that flows down to the floor. The embellishments on the waist can’t be ignored either – the crystal beading and purple organza flowers reflect Sleeping Beauty (and her iconic dress) perfectly.

Next comes the shoes. The delicate and feminine pink pair of pumps in our style board are so easy to fall in love with. Romantic pink flowers adorn the toe of each shoe to complement the blooms on your gown.

And last, but certainly not least, is the ring. If you haven’t already seen these Disney engagement rings from Gemvara, you’ll want to take a look. The rings represent each princess perfectly. The Aurora ring features a stunning pink diamond surrounded by other pink and white stones. The gold band has a unique braided texture at the top of the ring, and the inside is engraved with the phrase “Once upon a dream …”

On-theme place card display
As you remember, Aurora pricked her finger on a spinning wheel’s spindle. You can use this famous spindle as inspiration for your wedding decor! If you don’t happen to have a golden spindle lying around, you can repurpose a bicycle wheel to look like a spindle by spray-painting it gold. Hang the place cards on the spokes.

Creative place settings
Carry that spindle theme onto your reception tables by placing a golden spool on each place setting. Repeat the gold detailing using flatware and romantic tea lights. Dress up the center of your table with arrangements of dark colored roses and tall candles.

Will you be channeling Sleeping Beauty on your wedding day? Share your thoughts with me!

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There’s a time for the slow, romantic tunes at your wedding reception, and there’s also a time for more upbeat party songs. The following playlist mixes classics with trendy hip-hop tunes to get your guests out of their chairs and onto the dance floor:

1. “Good Feeling” by Flo Rida I’m guessing the title of this particular song accurately describes the overall mood of your big day. Everyone there has good feelings, especially you and your new spouse. Sing along to the words...

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Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Series: Cinderella

Cinderella isn’t only loved by little girls, brides idolize her as well! Her love story is flawless: She acquires a dress to the ball at the last minute (thanks to her fairy godmother), finds her prince charming, and despite losing a shoe, she marries him. Channel this epic love story on your big day with these must-have accessories:

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We recently chatted with the talented calligrapher Nicole Hance.

We recently had the pleasure of chatting with the talented calligrapher Nicole Hance, who also happens to be the owner of West Sheridan. (Find her on Etsy!) This mom and wedding expert has some great advice to share about how calligraphy can take your nuptials up a notch. Read on for some awesome insight!

We recently chatted with the talented calligrapher Nicole Hance.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your experience in the wedding industry?

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ThankYouNotes101

Thank you cards are as essential to your wedding as the dress, cake and rings. After all, your guests traveled all this way just to celebrate with you and your other half, so why not take the time to thank them? Here’s everything you need to know about wedding thank you cards, from when to send them out to what to write:

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Searching for a color palette for your big day is both the best and the worst thing. It’s the best because you finally get to scroll through Pinterest and flip through wedding magazines, drooling over your favorite color combinations. But then you realize exactly how many combinations there are, and because they’re all beautiful, it can be really tough to choose. I’m here to hopefully make that decision easier by providing you with some color inspiration: blush and teal. This mix of hues...