Colbie and Chris have no hard feelings about the weather not working out in their favor on their wedding day. The couple made the decision to stay inside and took this industrial chic Australian wedding venue and turned it into an intimate ceremony space with the help of a little twinkle light magic. We already knew Australia was an enchanted place, so its no surprise they pulled it off! Warm wood textures against vibrant colored florals and a sea of twinkle lights made this wedding unforgettably romantic.
Have you ever dreamed of forests filled with flower-adorned teepees and rose garlands and amaranth abundance? If your answer is yes, then you’ll want to get lost in this spectacular woodsy wedding of Sarah and Isaac. A perfect blend of bohemian and rustic, with a pinch of rock and roll, this wedding definitely stands in a class of its own. You’ll want to check this one out, it’s certain to bring out the rebel in you!
Things are getting pretty cool outside, so now’s the perfect time to take a trip to sunny Costa Rica for this boho beach wedding from White Diamond Photography, Four Nineteen Weddings, and Stylos & Flores. German bride Sarah married her Costa Rican beau Javier in his home country, opting to say I Do with toes in the sand followed by a relaxed, intimate reception. We loved the sweet first look Sarah had with her besties before the celebration!
From the bride, Sarah: I knew right from the beginning that I wanted a bohemian style wedding. As a German having emigrated to Costa Rica for the sake of love, I couldn’t imagine to get married in any other place than on the beach. After visiting many beaches and venues, we finally decided on Playa Grande in Guanacaste. A romantic boho-chic wedding was the 1st thing I envisioned for our big day. My husband and I are both travelers / adventurers at heart, so the topic was perfect for the scenery as well as for the type of persons we are. Also, a destination wedding was the best occasion and opportunity ever to have my best friends from Germany invited all at the same time and show them what the country I felt in love with is like.
My bridesmaids and I all wore our lace dresses in white/ivory/creme tones. Over all, the girls came in summer dresses in light, pastel colors and the guys in light colored shirts, mostly linen-shorts and flip-flops. It was very important to us that everybody felt relaxed and comfortable in their outfits. Our color scheme was all about light pastel tones (white, creme, blush, melon) and highlights / accents of rose gold. These colors were manifested especially in all our flowers, the decoration, the kimonos for our getting-ready-session, the stationery, the cake and jelly-shots, a “love” balloon, the signage and jewelry (like my earrings).
My very dear friend Alina and I had a few little DIY projects. She became one of my best friends here in CR and – serendipitously :) – has her own pastry business “Craft Bakery”, who provided everything for our sweet table including our maracuya-coco naked cake with flowers, cupcakes, jelly shots and alfajores. We prepared the cake topper of wire which said “dulce amor” (“sweet love“), the cones for the rice thrown after the ceremony, we signposted hand fans with our initials and wedding date (as a wedding favor for our guests) and Alina hand lettered all sings with instructions like the one which told the guests to take their place cards and replace it with a Polaroid picture shot with an Instax camera (our virtual guest book). It was fun to have had a friend by my side and, most importantly, she continuously calmed me down during the planning process insanity. Moreover, I designed the Save the Date (with a picture of my husband and me at a beautiful waterfall here in CR), I created the invitation with Paperless Post and the place cards and menu with some templates I bought on etsy. I recommend every couple to handle the invitations electronically, as it saves a lot of money and paper which, unfortunately, will sooner or later end in the garbage.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? 1) Generally speaking, PLEASE don’t feel pressured by what “society” or anyone expects you to do! Don’t invite people, if you don’t feel them close to your heart – just because your mum tells you, you have to invite your great-great-cousin you don’t even see on Christmas, just because it’s “formality” or “showing good manners.” It’s your, and only your, decision! If you want to have e.g. an intimate wedding, you are the ones who decide on the persons you want to have by your side on your special day. 2) If you are looking for advice, don’t ask 20 people because you will only get confused and overwhelmed by so many opinions. Ask your best friends and confidants who can provide you with an honest opinion, constructive criticism and, overall, have empathy for what you envision (not what THEY personally would like for their own wedding day). 3) If you don’t have an unlimited budget: First of all, keep in mind that everything that has the label “wedding” (wedding flowers, wedding cake, wedding shoes etc.) is at least twice the normal price! So, don’t pay frauds — research outside the typical wedding provider industry and consider some DIY projects. 4) Compare the vendors’ prices and see pictures of events they worked at to check their style. 5) If you feel that a vendor didn’t understand your vision, change them! You shouldn’t settle for anything less on your wedding day! 6) An ultimate advice to all brides: Please don’t get frustrated and disappointed with your future husband because you feel he doesn’t participate sufficiently in the creative planning and decision making process. For us girls, this one day (let’s be honest!) will always be a bit more important and special, as many of us have imagined it all our lives – or at least once in a while. ;) It’s like a dream about to come true. Also, I feel that we envision this day with SO many details that men simply are not able to imagine nor comprehend… From the color scheme, types of flowers and details in decoration to the flavor of the cake etc. So, if your sweetheart doesn’t really have an opinion, whether the cake should have a buttercream or curd filling, don’t feel offended! Rather feel calm, as your darling gives you a free hand in the decision making process of many details which are important to you. And, in the end, he surely won’t feel disappointed about the variety of roses you chose for your bouquet. ;)
Prelude: “Lost Stars,” Keira Knightley; “Free Fallin’,” John Mayer; “Crash Into Me,” Dave Matthews Band; “Come On Get Higher,” Matt Nathanson; “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran; “Rimas pa’ Seducir,” Cultura Profética
Processional: The entrance song was supposed to be “Yellow” by Coldplay, but the DJ got confused and played Beyonce’s “Love on Top” (which was actually the bridesmaids’ entrance song), but it turned out to be just perfect as I kind of danced down the aisle and forgot about my nervousness for a minute.
Recessional: “Is This Love,” Bob Marley
First Dance: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” Stevie Wonder
Mother/Son Dance: “A Dios Le Pido,” Juanes
Father/Daughter Dance: “Pur Hitmix,” Pur (a typically German medley which is always played during village fairs in the region where I’m from :D)
Photography: White Diamond Photography
Planning and Event Design: Four Nineteen Weddings
Floral Design: Stylos & Flores
Hair: Bridal Services Costa Rica
Makeup: Maravilla Makeup
Catering: Catering Costa
Dessert Table: Alina Hidalgo of Craft Bakery
Staffing & Bar: Los Hernandez
Rentals: Oceano Rentals
Officiant: Ana Castro-Calzada
Consider me guilty — I would live in this inspiration shoot in a heartbeat if it was possible. Enhancing all of the beauty of Prague’s Old World charm, Arte De Vie and Blue Gardenia Events created a feminine scene with hues of pink, ivory, gold, and accents of black for a hint of drama. Lifted straight out of a fairy tale, we’ll let the images take it from here:
Today, we’re bringing you an utterly romantic bridal shoot that highlights the beauty of the bride, the wedding gown, floral decor, and Virginia scenery all in one. We were immediately struck by the incredible location’s rocky formations and still water, and then the bride’s curls hooked us. Thank you to the creative team of Photographs by Czar Goss, Claire Duran Weddings and Events, Oak & Amble Floral Design, and Makeup by Kevan for making it happen!
Well hello there Italy — we’re oh so glad to see you. Anna and Raphael celebrated their love in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, bringing along the closest of friends and family for a once-in-a-lifetime event. Facibeni Fotografia, Tuscany Wedding Events, and I Fiori di Claudia were perfectly suited to take care of the big day, capturing all the important moments and bringing the couple’s romantic vision to life.
We’re always up for some beautiful wedding inspiration at a castle, especially when it’s accompanied by ethereal moon and star decor. Kristen Booth Photographer, The Blushing Details, and Soiree Design and Event created this scene inspired by modern fairy tales, using a beautiful gown by Hayley Paige to create a dream-come-true bridal look. Let’s jump on in to the romance!
There are a million great things to say about this wedding from Kassia Phoy, XOXO Weddings, and Ellamah, starting with the positively swoon-worthy story the groom Rob wrote about his love story with bride Diana. We’re all about the paper accents during the ceremony, the fresh orange and green tablescapes for the reception, and the bride’s sleek gown, but make sure you check out the sweet words as well!
Bethany Erin Photography and Bows and Arrows together means magic is on the way, and we’ve got the images to prove it. Caitlin and Matt’s Dallas wedding is a shining example of how to blend a bride and groom’s individual styles into a thing of cohesive beauty, thanks in large part to Sweet Pea Events. Pure elegance is ahead:
With spring being here, there’s all the more reason to fill a wedding with lush flowers. Signature Events by Charlee Geisley and Flower Studio AZ made room for plenty of beautiful arrangements on Alex and Kyle’s wedding day, with elegant tall centerpieces and beautiful bouquets for all the ladies. Let’s take a look at the images from Amy & Jordan:
It’s difficult to imagine a scene dreamier than this one from Austin Gros, Chancey Charm Nashville, and FLWR Shop. Every detail was carefully attended to, from the bride’s beautiful updo to the moody stationery from The Paper Place and JLF Creative to the delicious cocktails. We’ll be spending the rest of the day obsessing over this one, tysm!
This romantic garden wedding hits all the right notes — a sweet, soft color palette, beautiful scenery, and a celebration rich with the couple’s cultural traditions. Anxhela and Tao employed the talents of Codrean Photography, LOLA Event Productions, and Elizabeth Wray Designs to create a perfect day full of memorable moments, culminating in a dance party unlike any we’ve seen before.
Is there any better way to kick off the weekend than with some beautiful floral inspiration? We think not, so we’re sharing these images by Carography Studios from Vero Workshop to get things started off right. Ellie Alexandra and Lindsay Coletta Designs were tasked with event and floral design, bringing the romance full circle.
Many brides envisage a California style wedding filled with magical and memorable moments. With the help of Caroline Yoon Fine Art Photography and Gilly Flowers and Events, this bride and groom hosted a precious wedding where guests were invited into their private world, filled with fun and laughter.
Today’s inspiration shoot could best be summed up as “timeless traditional with a modern twist.” A talented team of vendors including Candice Adelle Photography, L.Havard Events, Social Supply Design and Decor, and Sidra Forman all came together to create a lush scene with a classic aesthetic but with updated accents, such as a table frame with hanging lights, a painted backdrop for a beverage display, and a dreamy bouquet full of the freshest colors in the wedding world. Let’s jump in!
It won’t come as much of a surprise, but whenever we hear a bride wanted an outdoor wedding with fresh flowers at every turn and a bouquet that “looks like [the bride] just stepped out of the garden,” we get a little extra pep in our step. Bloom & Co. did not disappoint as floral designer for Adriana and Mike’s Canada wedding, while Blush & Bowties helped implement all the little details to make the day perfect for the couple. Simply Lace Photography captured it all, so let’s take a look at their images!
Time and again we’re amazed by what a simple pop of color can do. Lacey and Talan wanted their wedding day to be simple and elegant, a goal they achieved with a muted color palette featuring just the right accent of deep reds. Melissa Jill Photography captured the day behind the camera, while Flowers by Jodi nailed the floral decor!
From the bride, Lacey: My biggest desire for my wedding was for it to be simple and elegant with a hint of vintage and rustic feel. I wanted a lighter colors with no overpowering colors—a more natural look and tones. I am an Arizona girl at heart so I did add a desert feel. I based my wedding around the idea of desert succulents. I absolutely love the look of succulents; they are very simple. I also love lace and wood, which is where the lace and wood were featured at my wedding. I wanted it to be simply beautiful without being overly elaborate. I love the simplicity of light and natural tones so my colors were: blush, ivory, gold, and champagne with the hint of the dusty miller color from the succulents. And I added a little pop of maroon as to not look too washed out and to give it a little fall feeling with a darker tone.
There were quite a few DIY projects. I have a very crafty family and my sister Brooke Soules made a variety of things for my wedding. She made every banner at my reception, wooden magnetic hearts, a wooden guestbook sign in plaque with my new last name on it, two wooden frames that hung polaroids taken throughout the day on it as well as baby photos, and the flower crown I wore. She has an etsy shop so it was very easy for her to produce all of the crafts for the wedding. There were also wooden palate backdrops that were at my wedding; they are homemade but we had them already from a previous event.
I live out of state with my husband. We live in Orem Utah. We are up here because we went to school at BYU and now we just work there. So, I planned my ENTIRE wedding from out of state. I am from Arizona so I wanted it to be close to my family. My husband is from Seattle, WA. I flew almost once a month to look at venues, take engagements, and take bridals photos. It only took me 3 months to plan my wedding. I had been planning since late July 2016 and was officially engaged in the middle of August 2016. People think it was crazy to plan it in such a small window, but I wanted a fall wedding in Arizona and I didn’t think it was necessary to wait a full year. My planning went very smoothly; I had the best wedding coordinator and sisters who met with all my vendors for me. I work full time, 9 hours a day. So my life was work during the day and wedding planning at night for three months straight. However, I had most of all the details worked out in 2 months and spent the last month relaxing and spending time with my fiancé. And it turned out absolutely amazing. My wedding went so smooth; not a single thing went wrong and I didn’t want the night to end! I wish I could live it again.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My advice for other couples is to not sweat the small stuff. Planning a wedding should be about celebrating a new life and a new journey with your love. So be happy and excited! Things will work out and turn out beautiful so don’t waste your energy stressing over planning the big event. Surround yourself with supportive friends and family and enjoy the process because your wedding day will stunning!
Reception Entrance: “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Justin Timberlake
First Dance: “Tenerife Sea,” Ed Sheeran
Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance: “You are Gold,” The National Parks
Other songs/Artists: Justin Timberlake (for some dancing), Usher, Ingrid Michaelson, Luke Bryan, R Kelly The Worlds Greatest (one of my husband and I’s song), Billy Joel, Echosmith Bright, Budapest George Ezra, The Lumineers, Oh Wonder, Cheerleader Omi, The Paper Kites, Vance Joy, A Drop in the Ocean by Ron Pope, Taylor Swift, Mumford and Sons, etc. The music ranged from old classics to folksy to nostalgic dance tunes like “Yeah” by Usher. Overall the night went from relaxing, chill music to dance tunes that we rock on the dance floor; it was a party.
Photography: Melissa Jill Photography
Floral Design: Flowers by Jodi
Ceremony Venue: Phoenix Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Reception Venue and Catering: Trilogy at Vistancia
Wedding Dress: Madison James MJ203
Bridal Store: Mary’s Bridal
Earrings and Rings: Lauren Conrad
Hair and Makeup: Caitlin Foley
Wedding Cake: Kristen Smith
DJ: Curtis Whipple
Stationery: Claire Sorensen
Videographer: Nick Sorensen
Photo Booth: The Slow Motion Booth
Film Lab: Photovision
Time and again we’ve learned that a wedding from Lara Hotz is a reason to celebrate in the office. Jo and Daniel’s chic Australian wedding was filled to the brim with tall, lush greenery centerpieces and gold accents, styled by She Designs with floral duty done by Trille Floral and Carla Florist. Modern brides, keep your eyes peeled for Jo’s impeccable Atelier Pronovias wedding gown!
Today’s a bit extra special, as we’re sharing our first wedding inspiration shoot from Dubai! The team of Liz JvR Photography, The Pretty Pineapple, and Firenze Flora put together a stylish scene full of rich blues with touches of green (thanks to generous heaps of eucalyptus) and gold. Keep an eye out for the not one but two gorgeous gowns!
Event Styling and Design
Hair and Makeup
Menu and Signage
Texas is known for its weddings with heaps and heaps of southern charm, but Ashley and Johnny’s wedding broke out and traveled down the road of modern and clean. Rachel Meagan Photography was in charge of chronicling this fun couple’s big day and immediately, it evokes a contemporary feel with simple yet striking elements. The bloom creations by Wild Bunches Floral echo this with eye-catchingly bright white anemones, the ever-loved eucalyptus, and white peonies, to name a few.
Get ready for the crazy amount of beauty in this wedding inspiration. It’s being dished out from the design thanks to An Enlightened Event, the florals from Rogue + Fox Floral, and especially the couple! Many of you may recognize the ever-stunning blogger, Jenny Wu, and thanks to the lens of Anya Kernes Photography, these magical pictures are gracing us on the blog today. The styling is bliss and we’re going haywire over all of the lovely blues used and the overall result is crisp, elegant, and so modern.
Event Design and Coordination
Bride and Groom Signs
What do you get when you have a couple so enamored with one another and a bride with a seriously gorgeous vision for her wedding? A whimsical fête with such elegance. Jessica Elle Photography captured the result of Chelsea and Zachary’s Oklahoma wedding, featuring the designs of Aisle Be With You, who worked closely with Chelsea on her dream wedding plans and all of the unique customization. The photos also feature the floral work of Poppy Lane Design and the creations just paired so well with the feel of the day with roses, ranunculus, and peonies doing what they do best: causing us all to swoon with delight!
Jewelry, Garter, and Bridesmaids' Dresses
Groom and Groomsmen's Attire
Catering and Bar
Cakes and Pies
Vintage Brass Candles
Signage, Menus, Place Cards, Vow Cards, Mr. and Mrs. Cocktail Drinks
It’s incredible to think that beautiful locations like Sifnos exist. Greece is full of amazing spots that look like they were plucked right out of a dream, so it’s no wonder why George and Ainee were smitten and charmed. Elias Kordelakos Photography had the lucky job of spending an entire weekend perched neatly in this city in Cyclades and the photography captured all of the bliss and all of the Grecian goodness. The 12 Events kept the styling true to the location: simple, clean, and timeless with whites, creams, and subtle touches of greenery. George and Ainee, their wedding, and Sifnos are all just so dazzling.
Classic styles and clean designs are the first words that come to mind with this Caroline Ro-photographed wedding in Charleston. With Sweetgrass Social working their coordinating and design magic, Blair and Jordin stuck to a very becoming color palette of white and green for their venue’s aesthetic. Branch Design Studio took charge of all the pretty florals, sticking close to the elegant setting of this southern affair.
Just in time for all of the merry festivities, W&E Photographie sent over Sarah and Trey’s holiday-inspired Alabama fête that’s giving us all of the Christmas feels. They wanted to incorporate their beloved holiday and did so in a most elegant way, with a moody red and green palette (as seen in the bridesmaids’ dresses and the beautiful floral arrangements by Staci Bledsoe) and a wreath backdrop worth replicating. Just like the dessert table at their reception, this wedding is the sweetest.
Catering and Cake
Black attire, heaps of burgundy, and an always-needed dose of warm colors is what makes this rich wedding inspiration from the lens of INGAVEDYAN weddings + fashion so sublime. Nestled in the forest and with sky-high trees all around, this wedding design and fashion style is for the bride who’s daring to push the dark color limits and would even step into (and fashionably rock) a black wedding dress. Wild Rose Flowers‘ creations only added to the mix, with deep-hued blooms in all shades of red, grabbing attention. From the cake display to the tablescape with flashes of gold, we’re enamored with this wedding inspiration!
Floral Design and Decor
Face Mesh, Ring, and Cross
We’re putting away the holiday reds for today and making way for this Birmingham wedding event draped in bright white sheen to start, with carefully-selected colors to create a warm and inviting mood. The event design allowed for fun additions of slate gray and even amber thrown into the mix for a slight pop without overpowering the timelessness of white and the pairing of greenery.
Floral and Event Design: Bouquets, Boutonnieres, and Tables 4, 5, 6
Floral and Event Design: Ceremony Backdrop and Tables 1, 2, 3
Floral and Event Design: Head Table
Floral and Event Design: Registration Table and Tables 7, 8, 9
Hair and Makeup
Pie and Candy Bar
Thank You Cards
White Wine Sponsor
Newlyweds Maryanne and Matt wanted a wedding that showcased the beauty of Southern California, and that’s precisely what they got with this woodland celebration put together by Sweet Emilia Jane and The Little Branch. The day kicked off with a tree-covered ceremony in the woods with sunlight peeking through, and culminated with a family-style dinner under bistro lights — all captured by Martina Micko Photography!
It has to be said that we are absolutely in awe of every real wedding we come across and this darling California wedding from the lens of Shoda Love has been added to that list. It’s full of lovely details (like adorable pets and fun song lyric signage!) and the planning and design cleverness of CCL Weddings & Events, paired with the floral stylings of Art With Nature. What we’re really mesmerized by is the escort card display. It’s so unique and definitely a wedding conversation piece!
Planning and Design
Hair and Makeup
Let’s kick this inspiration off by saying that a sprawling field is always bound to produce great ideas and great pictures, and Lindsey Gage Photography certainly did not disappoint. With a well-loved song by Sting in mind, the elite vendor list–comprised of The Blooming Bud who was in charge of florals, Kathryn Pederson Events who coordinated the details, and Cherished Rentals leading the design and styling–took to their outdoor canvas and dressed it up beautifully. A lovely farm table stood tall and atop it was a centerpiece with rich colors, also found in the bride’s wild bouquet and that must-replicate wreath. We’d gladly stroll through this field anytime if this inspiration is what we would stumble across.