There are plenty of reasons to smile today: it’s Friday, it’s a balmy sixty five degrees here in New York, and we’re so excited to see what amazing DIY ideas you come up with for our DIY Wedding Favor Contest! Weekends are a good time to get the creative juices a-flowing so gather up some friends and some craft supplies and made an event out of it. Everyone around the globe is welcome to enter. Good ideas: necessary, glass of wine: optional.

Here’s a little vendor love to some talented photographers new to Blue Label: one is Midwest bundle full of talent and the other is an East Coast gem …

Ash Imagery is headed by Michael Ash, a Philadelphia artist whose images all have a beautiful, light quality and artistic edge. We’re beyond excited to have him as part of the Blue Label! To see more than the sneak peek of the the above wedding shot by Ash Imagery, check out this post and then peruse the whole website.

Gene is the talented photographer behind Geneoh Photography and we’re just blown away by his creativity. Geneoh Photography is based in Minneapolis but is also loves to travel. For the wedding above (and more of Gene’s work) check out their website.

Hello Love Photography is offering 10% off a wedding package to Ruffled readers!
Eileen Garcia is offering 20% off to Ruffled readers getting married in the spring!
Rojo Photo is offering 10% your booking with him when you mentioned Ruffled Blog!

Also, be sure to mark your calendars for New York Magazine’s Weddings Event, being held on March 30th at the Metropolitan Pavilion. They’re hosting an online ticket sale at reduced prices, which you can find on their website.