Ceremony and Reception


Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: The Floral Wreath

by HannahN

Brides who love the idea of  going unveiled can opt to go all out romantic by topping off with a band interwoven with fresh flowers, foliage and in some cases ribbons. Florists can put these together either with fresh, artificial, or dried flowers.  I wore a wreath of dried flowers on my wedding day with a swirl of tulle veil.  The look is incredibly romantic.  Below is a medley of some of my own faves that I hope can inspire you along in creating your bridal look! Take a look and...

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Modern and Luxurious Urban Wedding

by HannahN

Deyonne and Dorian's urban wedding is beautifully luxurious with gorgeous style. They managed to update timeless elements such as red roses and a classic white wedding cake to have a more modern flair by incorporating them alongside contemporary trends such as bright yellow billy balls, mirrored vases, and cupcakes. The floating candels as centerpieces and red and silver color scheme help give the very modern venue a more romantic feel. Overall, this real couple totally embody a cool...

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Urban Engagement Session Inspiration

by HannahN

This outdoor engagement shoot encompasses a totally urban and modern feel while also embracing a park-like and casual setting. Sheyla and Brian's love for one another and for their city shines through this beautiful session, which captured both the natural and man-made beauty of downtown Atlanta. The end of the session took place at sunset, which allowed for spectacular shots of the two juxtaposed against the city skyline, and for a fun shot of the two holding the sun captive between...

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Heavenly Hawaiian Real Wedding

by HannahN

James and Lauren said their I do’s on a bright, sunny day overlooking the ocean at Merriman’s Restaurant in Kapalua. They were surrounded by vibrant flowers and their loving family and friends as they said their vows beneath a gorgeous arbor draped with fabric and flowers hanging in round glass votives. This beautiful destination wedding has some of the most beautiful wedding photgraphy that I have ever seen. The couple shares several sweet kisses in front of stunning ocean views,...

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Affordable DIY wedding centerpieces: 5 Fab Ideas

by Azure

  Special to onewed by Erik Braunitzer of Douglas Elliman Creating beautiful, memorable wedding table centerpieces doesn’t have to translate into breaking the budget, especially if you do-it-yourself!  And if you’re a crafty bride, preparing your own DIY centerpieces can actually help diffuse some of the wedding planning stress, assuming you don’t wait until the night before to get started ☺  Below you'll find five chic, inexpensive and creative ideas for wedding...

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Casual Vintage Wedding at a Rustic Barn Venue

by Azure

  Real wedding by Matthew Morgan Photography     Andy and Mercedes tied the knot at a rustic barn by the sea in Cayucos, California.  The gorgeous wedding venue, the Cayuos Creek Barn, was picture perfect for their low-key, vintage-inspired I Do's!   Mercedes wore a simple below-the-knee v-neck wedding dress, with embellished ballet flats and a vintage wedding hat and blusher.  Her handsome groom donned a fabulous charcoal grey suit and yellow polka...

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Swoon-Worthy California Wedding with a Vintage Travel Theme

by Azure

West Coast Wedding by Stephanie Williams Photography Maya and Joe's vintage-inspired California wedding was beyond words! And the wedding ceremony and reception details were so out-of-this-world, they'll inspire future nearlyweds' I Do's for years to come! The couple tied the knot in the courtyard of the Hyatt Valencia in Valencia, CA, and thanks to wedding planner East West Event Production, the day ran flawlessly. They chose an elegant wedding color palette of ivory, blush and...

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Newlyweds Share Their Wedding Regrets (So You Can Learn From Their Mistakes!)

by The Broke-Ass Bride

No wedding is absolutely perfect. When we asked newlyweds and... the less newly wed to share their biggest wedding day woes with us, a few common threads started to emerge. Here's what we learned:  1. Get It On Film So many brides told us they wished they’d sprung for a videographer, or given their wedding photographer more specific directions. Your wedding will be RIFE with special moments - make sure you capture as many as possible! "My husband and I really regret not...

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A Classic Wedding on the Beaches of Turks and Caicos

by Claire

Whitney and Daniel's white wedding in Turks and Caicos was an elegant, beautiful affair. Instead of choosing a wedding color, the couple decided to go for a "white on white" look and use textures to add style and intrigue to the day. Whitney's shoes, bouquet and dress align with the white theme perfectly to create a simple yet stunning look. Daniel's grey suit and the accents of navy throughout the day added a touch of color that was perfect for the overcast celebration. Our favorite...

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Country Gardens: Inspiration for a Wedding in the Wine Country

by Bride Chic

One of the best things about my job as a bridal gown designer is working with creative wedding professionals. This styled shoot was one of the most incredible I've done so far. Each and every vendor on this project contributed a unique set of talents creating today's mix of remarkable eye candy. Brainchild of florist and event designer Victoria Marshall, the fusing of flowers and greenery amid acres of carefully cultivated gardens in the wine country has to be one of the best themes...

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P.S. I Do

by Claire

Prepare to pine for today's postcard-themed styled shoot with adorable attendants, vintage postcards, and romantic reds. For those couples who endured long distance for a time, or if you simply love vintage themes, this wedding is full to the brim with inspiration you'll adore. Each nook and cranny of the reception is thoughtfully designed from the dessert bar on a whitewashed table with hanging frames, to the welcome table with mirrors and a signing quill, to the romantic lounge...

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Five Ribbon Backdrop Ideas for your DIY Wedding

by Oh Lovely Day

Hi guys!  Chandra from Oh Lovely Day back with some DIY inspiration for you!  By the way, how much do you love that photo above?  I super love it, but I may be a bit biased… When deciding on DIY projects for your wedding, don't forget to include a fabulous backdrop project! Ribbon backdrops are pretty, budget-friendly, and super easy to do. All you need is ribbon, and something to tie it to like a PVC pipe, clothesline, or just long string. SO EASY. And did I mention how pretty...

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Prime Time Brides

by Bride Chic

Two factors propelled me in dreaming up this week's post: I caught a glimpse of Siri's Blue Ridge Coverlet from her latest collection, and a recent model of mine mentioned her mother wanted to model for me. This got me thinking about the kind of dress a prime time bride would wear, meaning someone over thirty who doesn't necessarily want to to look Boho or storybook-princess-sweet on her wedding day.  Because I create so many out-of-the-ordinary gowns, I've  attracted my share of ...

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The Novelist and The Confectioner

by Claire

It is a wedding fairytale: the romantic literature lover meets a beautiful brunette baker and they get married amidst pastel florals and delicious goodies in mid summer. This particular wedding will remain a fairytale as it is a styled shoot by SheHeWed photography, not a real wedding, but one can dream, right? And boy will you be inspired to dream - the drapery, streamers, and floral chandeliers in summer pastels decorating a rustic barn can't be beat. Not to mention the choice...

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Accessorized Edible Beauties from Magnolia Bakery and BHLDN

by Claire

Magnolia Bakery and BHLDN have paired up to bring you fantastically gorgeous wedding cakes with top-of-the-line accessories. These cakes are just a tasting (no pun intended) of the most modern, creative and beautiful cakes you can find for your 2014 wedding. Geometric patterns, ombre colors and distinctive backgrounds are used to create uniquely individual cakes to fit any wedding style, albeit one with sophisticated elegance. You will probably be tempted to save all of these cakes...

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Veto Vases: How to Use Unusual Vessels for Your Flowers

by CreativeLive

  Want to learn more about how to create your own meaningful DIY floral designs? Check out Kiana’s upcoming CreativeLive course, a video tutorial with a focus on “Creating Meaningful Wedding Flowers, Boutiques and Centerpieces” on April 22-23, 2014. Creating your own DIY centerpieces for your wedding is a great way to express your creativity -- who knew you were so good at picking colors, textures, and scents? -- but a lot of first-time floral designers get so focused on...

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Wee Chic Wedding

by Bride Chic

With the emergence of spring, flower girls are quite apropos; in all their adorability, I'd say these angels are the closest thing to spring's symbolism of new beginnings. If you're thinking in the direction of the 'little girl wedding' - something that's definitely trending these days - who better to turn to than Disney? Alfred Angelo has continued the Disney Blossoms collection of dresses in organza, tulle and satin. For those of you considering adding some ‘wee chic’ to your...

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A Vineyard Wedding for the Vintage Bride

by Claire

Prepare to be inspired, vintage brides, since we have an amazing styled shoot for you to fawn over! JSF DESIGN INC styled a fantastic wedding in a Santa Barbara vineyard complete with a crystal chandelier, gorgeous florals, and a stunning bride. The bride's dresses, accessories and makeup will knock you off your feet they are so beautiful. This styled shoot's visionary details are sure to spark your own vintage creativity, so make sure to Ideabook your favorite inspiration for...

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Toes in the Water, Wedding in the Sand…

by Claire

Although simple, today's Australian elopement photo shoot is perfect inspiration for those couples looking to have a casual ceremony with only their closest friends, while also having the time of their life. This styled shoot brings to mind Zac Brown Band's song Toes but with a slightly different lyric: "Toes in the water, wedding in the sand, not a worry in the world, cold champagne in my hand..." The laid-back, bright, and colorful styles from Just For Love Photography make for a...

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A New Etsy Favorite: 51 Fold

by Claire

51 Fold is one of our favorite new Etsy shops offering Save the Dates, bridal shower invites, “will you be my bridesmaid?” cards and more to fit any bride's stationery style. Go DIY with contemporary, cute and customizable designs that will stay within your budget. Explore Dala's top styles below and visit her Etsy shop for more! Save the Dates Will You Be My Bridesmaid? Cards Bridal Shower Invitations  

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Destination Wedding: Romance and Revelry in St. Lucia

by Claire

In honor of Juan Pablo’s upcoming St. Lucia proposal this evening on The Bachelor, we are bringing you a delightful destination wedding straight from the same gorgeous island! Tiffany and Corbin's St. Lucia #RealWedding was truly magical. Set to the backdrop of the Peton peaks with just their closests friends and family, the twilight ceremony was breathtakingly beautiful and made for the perfect beginning to Tiffany and Corbin's marriage. The couple took model-esque photos in...

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Rustic Woodland Meets Vintage Elegance

by Claire

I never thought I would be able to include all four of those adjectives in one wedding, but this styled shoot brings them all together beautifully! Oak Hollow Farms provided the perfect rustic background for an elegant styled shoot complete with antique china place settings, a vintage getaway car, and a real, live horse! The bride modeled two gorgeous gowns, a Monique Lhullier and a Vera Wang, in both rustic and vintage settings. One of my favorite details of the wedding was...

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