11 Lovely Nebraska Wedding Venues

1. The Empire Room at Turner Park

The venue’s sprawling French Chateau-inspired patio overlooks Turner Park and a back drop of the downtown Omaha skyline.

The Empire Room at Turner Park

2. Arbor Hall

With a spacious interior, outdoor garden, and ample parking, Arbor Hall is the perfect venue for your wedding reception and ceremony site.

3. The Durham Museum

Sophisticated enough for the most romantic wedding celebration, The Durham Museum offers you an ideal setting that is sure to leave a lasting impression in the minds of your guests.

4. Simply Ballroom

Simply Ballroom is also proud to be one of the first dance studios in the Midwest to specialize in wedding dance instruction.

5. Lied Lodge & Conference Center at Arbor Day Farm

Lied Lodge’s on-site wedding specialist helps you design the perfect wedding day with memorable touches: trolley rides, unique menu concepts, signature drinks, and in-room gift baskets for your guests.

6. Scoular Ballroom

Some amenities include custom up-lighting in a variety of hues, professional-quality dance floor, on-site event coordinator, black Chiavari chairs and tables included in the rental fee, and unlimited planning and review meetings with professional event staff.

7. Scottish Rite Masonic Center

The gorgeous character of the building lends to the atmosphere of your event and the beautiful finishes minimize or often eliminate the need for additional decor. Lighting throughout the reception and ballroom area can be set to fit the occasion.

8. Lauritzen Gardens

At Lauritzen Gardens, you will find exquisitely-decorated gardens and rooms available for weddings, receptions, and parties, ranging from the intimate to the elaborate. Escape to an urban oasis of beauty and tranquility to experience the glory of the gardens.

9. The Club at Indian Creek

Offering beautiful golf course views, an outdoor veranda, and classic mahogany décor – but our building and grounds are just the beginning!

10. The Old Mattress Factory

Perfect for your rehearsal dinner, reception, and ceremony. On-site coordinator, linens, and many other amenities are included.

11. The Ball Room at Round the Bend

The Ball Room has a very open floor plan and is designed with neutral colors for easy decorating.

8 Open-Back Dresses You’ll Love

Elegant, minimal, and lovely – these eight gowns are simple yet stunning. The warmer months mean open-back dresses! Here are some of our favorites. Whether it forms a nice diamond shape or is complemented by a basic bun, a dress this style is sure to be in for a while.

  1. Diamond-Cut

2. Glam Straps

3. Square Back

4. V-Cut 5. Triangle Cut 6. Deep V 7. Circular Cut 8. Peek-a-boo Back

8 Flowers to Incorporate Symbolism into Your Wedding Bouquet

There are seemingly endless possibilities when it comes to wedding flower options. Chances are you’re enlisting a professional florist who will work wonders with your floral decor, but don’t hesitate to make a request if there is a particular plant that you’re dying to see in your bridal bouquet! Below, find some of our favorites and read a little bit about their traditional symbolism.

1. Anemone
Interpretations and meaning: Some say the anemone offers protection against ill wishes and can also symbolize excitement for the future.

2. Craspedia
Interpretations and meaning: Good health.

3. Dahlia
Interpretations and meaning: Dahlias can represent dignity and elegance. They are also the symbol of a commitment and bond that will last forever.

4. Lilac
Interpretations and meaning: Blue lilacs are said to symbolize happiness and tranquility, while the magenta blooms represent love and passion. Lilac, the color for which the flower is named, is a light purple that symbolizes a first love.

5. Lily of the Valley
Interpretations and meaning: Lily of the Valley frequently symbolize modesty and happiness and have been a popular choice for wedding ceremonies since the middle ages.

6. Peony
Interpretations and meaning: Symbolism of these gorgeous and incredibly popular blooms range from romance and prosperity to good fortune and a happy marriage.

7. Protea
Interpretations and meaning: Protea symbolize change and transformation in many different cultures.

8. Wax Flower
Interpretations and meaning: The Waxflower is sometimes associated with riches and enduring wealth, but they are also known to represent lasting love.

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Five photo-worthy first looks

You’ve been preparing for this moment for about a year now – every detail of your big day from your invitations to your caterer to your nails. You want it to be absolutely perfect. Now, it’s finally the moment you’ve been waiting for. You’re about to make a forever promise and seal it with a kiss. The dress had to be hidden and the look kept secret, but the buildup is worth the reveal. Your love is right in front of you. Yes, it’s the first look. Tears, excitement, joy, passion – however you’re feeling, it shows. Take a peek at five photo-worthy first looks that we love:


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4 Engagement Ring Trends We’re Seeing in 2019

We’re seeing some exciting and unexpected engagement ring trends heading into 2019! With the popularity of non-round cut stones on the rise, we’ve been noticing a particularly high number of pear-cut stones in 2018 and 2019. This beautiful shape looks especially enchanting with an added halo, but makes for a gorgeous solitaire as well. Another increasing trend is brightly colored stones, for a ring that truly stands apart. Opt for a unique diamond shade, or different stone like an emerald or a sapphire. Perhaps fueled by Instagram influencer Emily Ratajkowsky’s bold choice, one of the more surprising trends we’ve noticed is a rise in the popularity of two-stone sparklers. We have to admit we’re loving this unique setting and the symbolism that it represents. Lastly, art deco is back in a big way (seems appropriate as we approach the roaring 2020’s!). This classic style still manages to create a contemporary vibe for a timeless yet stylish choice. Which trend are you considering?

Pear-shaped

Brightly Colored Stones

Two-stone Setting

Art Deco

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