Xiaoran and Hua gave us all the classic Victorian vibes in their New York wedding at James Burden Mansion! The bride had always dreamed of wearing an incredible gown on her wedding day so, when she fell in love with an organza, off-the-shoulder stunner from Galia Lahav, a regal vibe was the only natural fit for the rest of the day. BLB Events brought ornate vintage decor, luxurious textiles, and eye-catching florals designed by Devon & Pinkett into perfect harmony with the grand venue, and Nine Cakes created a show-stopping hand-painted wedding cake to match the sophisticated feel. No detail was left unattended, and Nicole Ashley Photography captured it with such creativity and artistry! The Couple: Xiaoran and Hua The Wedding: James Burden Mansion, Manhattan, New York I believe a lot of girls dream of wearing the most beautiful wedding gown when they marry their man. So the very first thing I did was purchase my wedding dress! The gown was a Victorian style, so I made sure the rest of the wedding had a similar style. When I was getting ready on the wedding day, I got a bouquet from my soon-to-be husband. I asked him later why he brought me a bouquet, knowing how many flowers we had throughout the decor. He […]Read More
When it comes to vintage charm, Brynn and Andrew’s Mill at Yellow River wedding takes the cake! Blush & Bashful Events helped give the couple’s love of vintage a modern twist that looked absolutely gorgeous inside the rustic-chic venue. JL Designs created floral arrangments in a mix of vibrant and warm oranges that added a touch of autumnal elegance to the entire look. We’re whole-heartedly obsessed with every detail of this wedding, especially the bride’s off-the-shoulder Theia Couture gown and handmade veil! From first look to the sparkler exit, photographer Katelyn Ortego truly captured the magic of this Georgia wedding! The Couple: Brynn and Andrew The Wedding: Mill at Yellow River, Porterdale, Georgia Staying true to ourselves was the most important during planning! We didn’t want to do something just because it’s a thing people do! we wanted everything to be authentic, meaningful, and a celebration. The most memorable part of our day was our first look before the ceremony! Spending time together alone was so special and magical we can’t imagine it any other way. Our advice is to start planning early because the details can really start to pile up quickly. We only had 6 months to plan our wedding, and we really didn’t start until 2 months in…oops! […]Read More
Maria and Juuso’s Helsinki wedding was the perfect combination of modern style and bohemian charm! The couple’s DIY-heavy decor complemented their indoor/outdoor venue, Bokvillan, adding just the right amount of personality without overwhelming the inherent beauty. Their neutral color palette actually revolved around second-hand brass candlesticks they found at flea markets around the city. Then they brought in furniture, rugs, and accent pieces from their own home along with the prettiest minimal floral designs from Syväsen Kukka to round out the look. Photographer Patrick Karkkolainen could not have captured this day more perfectly, from the couple’s private vow exchange to their golden hour portraits! The Couple: Maria and Juuso The Wedding: Bokvillan, Helsinki, Finland The most important thing was to make the day reflect us and for our guests to feel the love that we share with each other. We wanted them and us to feel at home and to feel like our wedding was a big celebration of love and life itself. Our vows, which we shared before the ceremony, were the most memorable part of the day. The things that we said to each other will live in our hearts forever. Also, seeing our guests dancing to the Latin rhythms that our performer Daniel […]Read More
Lauren and Steven’s beautiful Casa Cody wedding was full of sunshine, tacos, and dancing…is there anything better?! Kelsey Rae Designs helped the couple bring a New York vibe to the California desert and made it all feel effortlessly chic. Love Her Madly took cues from the Spanish-style venue to create floral arrangements in neutral tones with moody pops of color that added elegance without taking anything away from the inherent charm. To round out the day, the couple served tacos, classic deli staples, ice cream sandwiches, and custom cocktails in a tiny mobile bar, all of which spoke to the couple’s fun-loving (and food-loving!) nature. Photographers Joe+Kathrina captured every moment of this wedding beautifully, especially the couple’s post-ceremony portraits in the windmill-studded desert! The Couple: Lauren and Steven The Wedding: Casa Cody, Palm Springs, California We chose Palm Springs because Lauren‘s family used to vacation there as when she was a kid and because we knew that it would offer such a unique California experience. And finding Casa Cody was love at first sight! We visited a handful of other venues but nothing else compared. It is just a gorgeous, unique, historical property. We wanted to feel like we were hanging out in a backyard full of the people […]Read More
Calling all couples planning a Houston wedding – this post is for you! The Big Fake Wedding Houston brought together a team of the city’s most talented vendors for a handpicked, super sweet, and totally fake wedding celebration for future brides and grooms-to-be to enjoy. Inspired by blackberry farms and springtime lavender, these savvy Houston wedding vendors transformed The Meekermark into the rustic garden wedding of our dreams (and yours too!). The event was designed by Lovely Grace Events + Creations and Exquisite Details by Raquel along with florists The Tallest Tulip, Lanson B. Jones Floral & Events, Chair Covers n More and featured yummy treats by Popfancy and Lisa’s Baking Addiction plus pop-up cocktails by The Traveling Spirit. Favors have never been more desired than the pretty plants provided by Succulent Bar and all-natural Malvi: Marshmallow Confections. Every handcrafted detail was beautifully captured by Payton Hartsell Photography, Drake Studio, and Shotz! by Niyah Belle. Not familiar with Big Fake Wedding? This bridal show alternative brings together wedding vendors in cities across the country to throw a big, fake wedding to show off their skills – and you’re invited! Check out the schedule of upcoming events for the rest of the year and scroll on to get inspired by the Big Fake Wedding Houston‘s gorgeous spring Houston wedding at The Meekermark! photo by Payton Hartsell Photography photo by Payton Hartsell […]Read More
As the final event before the big day, the rehearsal dinner is essentially the bridge that takes the couple, the family, and the wedding party from planning mode to wedding weekend party mode! While the general idea of the rehearsal dinner has remained the same, the execution and expectations have definitely evolved through the years. So, in order to help you plan the perfect rehearsal dinner to kick off your wedding weekend, we’ve put together the ultimate guide with answers to the most common questions, theme ideas, and outfit suggestions. photo by Blossom&Co COMMON QUESTIONS Who pays for the rehearsal dinner? Traditionally, one side of the family — typically the side that’s not helping pay for the wedding — will pay for the rehearsal dinner. However, more and more couples today are either paying for the rehearsal dinner themselves or splitting with both sides of the family. If one partner’s parents are more traditional or you’re looking for ways to get the in-laws involved, this is a great opportunity to do that. It will give them a substantial role in the wedding weekend and will take one thing off your to-do list, which is a serious win-win! Who is invited? The […]Read More
Whether she’s your real-life sister or a sister from another mister, your Maid of Honor is your your ride or die and your bestie for the restie. To show her how special she is to you, make her stand out from the crowd with one of these striking Maid of Honor dresses! She’ll look absolutely stunning in sequins, floral, or lace and feel that extra love on your big day. SPARKLY BEADED + SEQUIN MAID OF HONOR DRESSES BHLDN Avery Dress BHLDN Kincaid Dress BHLDN Blaise Dress Dessy Collection Bateau Neck Sequin Gown Dessy Collection Elle Cap Sleeve Sequin Gown After Six Sequin Blouson Gown BHLDN Nymph Dress BHLDN Brenda Dress Dessy Collection Sequin Off the Shoulder Gown Mac Duggal Sequin Slit Gown Dress the Population Bella One-Shoulder Mermaid Gown BHLDN Calais Dress BHLDN Madigan Dress BHLDN Diaz Dress Vince Camuto Sequin Lace Evening Dress Vince Camuto Sequin Lace Evening Dress in Plus Alex Evenings Knot Front Sequin Jacquard Evening Dress Lace & Beads Annie Sequin Halter Gown Mac Duggal Sequin Slit Dress Dress the Population Karina Plunge Mermaid Gown Dress the Population Allesandra Sequin Dress FLORAL MAID OF HONOR DRESSES BHLDN Belize Dress WAYF The Natasha Floral Wrap Maxi Dress BHLDN Bethany Dress Jenny Yoo Drew Floral Embroidered Tulle Evening Dress WAYF Elanor Ruffle Faux Wrap Maxi Dress BHLDN Kiara Dress Jenny […]Read More
Corinne and Joseph’s wedding at Terrain at Styer’s was essentially a rustic and ethereal garden dream come to life! The couple embraced the natural feel of the venue and added only minimal, heartfelt details to make the space feel truly personalized. Florist Julie D’Agostino took their vision of stepping into an organic garden and created the prettiest floral arrangements in a soft palette of pinks, whites, and greens, which looked absolutely gorgeous against all the greenery within the grounds. This wedding was full of warmth, full of love, and full of beautifully curated details, all of which Patrick Robinson Photography captured with such ease and grace. The Couple: Corinne and Joseph The Wedding: Terrain at Styer’s, Glenn Mills, Pennsylvania The most important thing to us in planning our wedding was to have it feel more like an intimate gathering than a large formal wedding. We live quite far from our friends and family and wanted to be able to remember and spend as much time as we could on this special with our nearest and dearest. Before we were ever engaged, my girlfriends and I spent hours planning our “dream weddings” by searching blogs and websites, and that’s when I stumbled upon Terrain at Styer’s. I instantly […]Read More
It was love at first sight when Jessica and Kyle stepped into Meadow Hill Farm! This venue was made for bohemian, rustic weddings and those were the exact vibes this creative couple wanted for their special day. Sarandipity Floral added stunning arrangements everywhere, adding boho-chic colors and textures to every nook and cranny of this already gorgeous venue. Between the floral hoops, the macrame, the autumnal colors, the sparkly details, and all the cozy decor, we weren’t joking when we said this wedding gave us heart eyes! The cherry on top had to be Jessica’s incredible Calla Blanche lace gown and diamond and pearl headpiece created by Maria Juliet Feliciano. No detail was left unattended, and Lauren White Photography captured it all brilliantly! The Couple: Jessica and Kyle The Wedding: Meadow Hill Farm, Nashville, TennesseeRead More
Anna-Leigh and Paul’s celebration at Domaine Du Beyssac was everything we love about French weddings, and so much more! The couple focused on creating the most joyful day with all their loved ones, and the results were nothing short of stunning. With the help of Awardweddings, they hung ribbons in the “happy” ceremony tree, used wildflowers arranged by Les Ideales for the tables and bouquets, and dressed up the historic site with colorful lanterns. The vibe was casual, summer chic, and Susie Kelly Photography captured it so all beautifully. From the raw emotions to the unbelievable sunset over the French countryside, everything about this destination wedding was truly unforgettable! The Couple: Anna-Leigh and Paul The Wedding: Domaine Du Beyssac, Toulouse, France As it was a destination wedding, it was so important that we made it easy for our guests to get to our venue. They were already making the journey to France from Ireland and some of our friends and family even came from Vancouver and New York. So we made a website with a list of hotels in Toulouse city as our venue was 50 minutes outside the city and then had a coach collect all our guests the day of the wedding and bring them to […]Read More
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