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Squarespace helps anyone build a beautiful wedding website online. We know what you’re thinking…in the midst of wedding planning how on earth am I going to make time to build a website? Don’t stress, Squarespace has seriously made it SO easy! By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering, they empower couples to share their stories with the world. A beautiful wedding site shares your occasion with family and friends, acting as an announcement, invitation, RSVP, and more. In this guide, we’ll cover selecting the right template to celebrate your special day and specific Squarespace features to show off photos, create an easy RSVP form, and share your story with your guests.

STEP 1: Select a Template

Squarespace has this dialed in, gals! They have developed templates built with weddings in mind, complete with samples! From large scrolling banners to demo content designed to inspire, these templates will get your wedding site online quickly AND with ease! You can check out wedding templates here!

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STEP 2: Own Your Name

All Squarespace sites on an annual billing plan receive a free domain for the first year! That’s right…free! Using a memorable name, such as the two of your names or a fun inside joke, helps guests remember your URL, making it easy to pull up your wedding site at anytime on a mobile device to check directions, show off a photo, or find links to your registry.

STEP 3: Create an RSVP Form

Streamline the RSVP process with a customizable Form Block. By connecting your RSVP form to storage options—an email address, Google Sheet, or MailChimp list—you can keep your guest list organized and stay in touch about any adjustments to the big day’s schedule.

STEP 4: Show Off Your Gorgeous Photos

Depending on your template, you can use engagement photos and snapshots of cherished memories as banner or background images. This puts the happy couple front and center, making a strong visual impression. You can also include gallery pages to help share your story!
STEP 5: Display event details

A wedding site serves as an accessible reminder for locations, schedules, and other essential details. A Map Block helps guests locate your venue, while Text Blocks with formatted headings make it easy to spot crucial information, even when glancing at a mobile display. Finally, the Menu Block displays menus and lists ingredients, helping accommodate guests with food preferences, allergies, or dietary restrictions.

STEP 6: Add registries

Use the Zola Block to display a selection of items from your Zola wedding registry in a design that blends in with the page. This is a great way for visitors to browse your wish list without leaving your wedding site. In addition, by using Image Blocks and clickthrough URLs, you can create thumbnail images that link out to multiple registries.

What do you do now! Visit Squarespace and get started! You can even use the website after the event to share photos and videos of the wedding, and as a place to store memories of this special season! Once you get started, make sure to use code GLW to get 10% off your first purchase!

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Images from Javan + Rebekah site, photography by Lauren Cowart 

 

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An and Jeffrey are both first generation Vietnamese-American and honoring their heritage was a huge priority for their wedding day. The couple held a held a traditional Vietnamese ceremony at An’s parent’s house the morning of the wedding and celebrated with a modern reception at Piedmont Park Greystone. The couple enlisted the expertise of Chancey Charm Atlanta to design the details of the lovely celebration including white centerpieces by Tulip and a romantic-rustic cake by Sugar and Slate. The blend and tradition and trend is lovely and so special and it’s all captured to perfection in these gorgeous photographs by Chris Isham.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

We’re both first-generation Vietnamese-Americans and it was important to the both of us to incorporate our culture/heritage on our special day. We had a traditional Vietnamese wedding ceremony, which included a processional of my husband’s family making their way to my parents’ home with gifts (including a full, roasted pig!), a tea ceremony and well-wishes from members of both sides of the family. Both of our parents were married in traditional Vietnamese wedding ceremonies, and it was special for us to be able to have that same experience and share it with them.

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Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

My husband and I finally decided on May 21 as our wedding date just three months before, so needless to say, we didn’t have as much time as most couples do to plan a wedding. I was nervous about being able to find a dress in time, but found the Maeve gown at BHLDN and immediately fell in love with its illusion neckline and classic silhouette. Unfortunately, the gown was back ordered until May 25, four days after our wedding date. I convinced myself that I would have to start back at square one with dress searching and made multiple appointments for the following weekend. But, our amazing planner, Brie Owens, went above and beyond and kept an eye on the dress, and even made calls to see if there was even a chance my dress was available. Brie called and told me there was one Maeve gown available online. Five minutes later, the dress was ordered and made it to my parents’ house (couldn’t let the husband see!) within a few days.

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What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

We love to travel and made that a part of our theme. We didn’t want a traditional guestbook, so we had our guests sign a canvas map, which is now a wonderful piece that’s hanging in our bedroom. Our family also did most of the work with our Vietnamese ceremony, so knowing that they basically created the ceremony was truly touching. We’re also 90’s kids, so having N’Sync, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears and other wonderful 90’s pop playing for most of our reception was great.

 

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What was the most memorable part of the day?

There are too many to choose from! The fact that were were getting married didn’t hit me (the bride) until my dad made a speech that had the entire room in tears (including my dad). But we also loved the reception because we were able to share our utter joy and happiness with those closest to us.

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Tell us about how you met and became engaged.

We met during our freshmen year at the University of Georgia through my college roommate. She and Jeffrey were both in general chemistry and started studying together. Pretty soon afterwards, our study sessions turned to late-night Snelling (dining hall) runs for waffles and eventually, after our first unofficial date watching Wall-E, we were official. We got engaged almost 7 years later in San Francisco (which holds a special place in our hearts). After an early morning walk/hike, we made it to Land’s Ending. We were the only ones there, except for an older gentleman who was spending his morning fishing. While admiring the view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Jeffrey pulled me towards him. With the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco in the background, Jeffrey asked me to marry him. (There was a speech in there, but I blacked out so I don’t remember everything he said). Jeffrey also had his good friend hiding underneath a bush taking pictures of the proposal, so we also have wonderful pictures of the moment!

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Photographer: Chris Isham// Wedding Planning: Chancey Charm Atlanta // Florals: Tulip // Invitation Suite: Lairsey Paper Co. // Venue & Bar: Piedmont Park Greystone //  // Hair and Makeup: Vigilante Cosmetics // Catering: Bold American Events // DJ and Photo Booth: NICE Entertainment // Cake: Sugar and Slate // Wedding Dress: BHLDN // Get Away Vehicle: Atlantic Limousine and Transportation

Calling all modern brides—this on is for you. Stylist Ivory and Lace Events designed some seriously stunning inspiration for a chic and understated bride. The bridal fashion is perfection from the cutout back on the a & bè gown, to the super-chic ponytail braid, to the gray nail color and minimal bouquet. The tablescape was created with the gallery experience in mind aiming not to conflict with the art, but rather existing on its own as something beautiful to admire without competing with the sculptures around it. We’re loving the loose organic florals by Vella Nest Floral, greenery on the paper goods by Eliza Co Designs, and delicate fabrics to soften the columnar dress, modern table settings, and the clean gallery space. Red Fern Photography worked their magic behind the lens to give us these images.

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Photographer: Red Fern Photography // Stylist: Ivory and Lace Events // Florist: Vella Nest Floral // Calligraphy: Eliza Co Designs //Venue: Nasher Sculpture Center // Jewelry: Shapiro Diamonds // Rentals: Beautiful Event Rentals // HAMU: Andrea Lozano Beauty // Modeling Agency: The Dragonfly Agency // Bridal Gown: a & bè

You guys! This wedding is SO gorgeous. Hand-down, the most stunning flowers we’ve seen so far this year. Sarah and Brad were married at the urban Excelsior Lancaster in historic Lancaster, Pennsylvania where the bride grew up. Stylist Prema aided the couple in creating a lush, look filled top-to-bottom with HUGE pink peonies and coral garden roses in bouquets and centerpieces by Wildflowers by Design. Sara’s THEIA dress adds a modern vibe while Brad’s bright bow-tie and bold boutonniere are fresh and playful. And the icing on the cake? It’s definitely the cake by Rosie’s Creative Cakes with it’s climbing florals. Lucky for us Justin Tearney was on had to capture all the beauty.

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Our wedding was held on June 25, 2016 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a small city in the south-central part of the state where I was born and raised. Although my husband and I met in North Carolina, we returned to Lancaster for a year at the beginning of our relationship before moving to California to start the next chapter of our lives; as a result, it is a place that always evokes for us both nostalgia for the past and excitement about new beginnings.

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Many of the guests at our wedding had met us before we started dating. Knowing this, we wanted the ceremony and reception to give them a clear picture of us as a couple. We worked with our parents and vendors to make sure that each detail felt personal: from the menu of our favorite foods to the historic downtown venue to the bluegrass band that kept us dancing into the night, every element was authentically us. Perhaps most important, my husband and I are both incredibly good friends and very much in love; our ceremony and reception captured both the fun and serious sides of relationship in ways that I believe were visible to everyone in attendance. When I think back on our wedding, I am aware that, in deliberately sharing who we were with our guests, we were also expressing who we hoped to be in married life. I love what we chose to say. To me, this sense of our past and present becoming our future is what made our wedding so special. I will remember what that felt like forever.

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Photography: Justin Tearney // Styling: Prema // Florals: Wildflowers by Design // Invitation Suite: byBrydon // Day of Coordinating: Planned Perfection // Venue: Excelsior Lancaster // Dress: THEIA // Bridesmaid Dress: J.Crew // Bride & Maid of Honor Shoes: Charles David // Bridal Shop: a&bé bridal shop // Groom’s Suit: Bonobos // Hair: Styles on Mulberry // Table cards: Minted // Cake: Rosie’s Creative Cakes // Film lab: The Find Lab // Camera Rental: Contax Rental

 

Set against the breathtaking scenery at Provo Castle Amphitheater, this lovely, fresh inspiration shoot takes it’s inspiration from the beauty of Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Stylist Belle Bodas focused on simple, natural beauty like the abundant white and green florals by Roots Floral Design, gorgeous Paula Lee Calligraphy  paper and a relaxed, antipasto spread on a rustic, textured tablescape. A Twist of Lemon Photography worked her magic behind the lens to capture all the lovely details on film.

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Photography: A Twist of Lemon Photography // Design/Styling: Belle Bodas // Florals: Roots Floral Design // Paper Goods/Calligraphy: Paula Lee Calligraphy // Venue: Provo Castle Amphitheater // Wedding Dress: Casablanca Hazel Dress // Dress Boutique: Gateway Bridal // Veil: Tessa Kim // Jewelry (Bride & Groom’s): Fadel’s Fine Jewelry // Hair Stylist: Jade (The model) // Makeup Artist: Brenny Beauty // Groom Attire: True Gentleman Supply Co. // Cake: Bright Cake Artistry // Furniture Rentals: Alpine Event Rentals // Film Scans: Photovision Prints // Model 1: Jade Michael // Model 2: Justin Hanks