Ceremony and Reception


Fabulous Favors that Your Guests will Adore!

by HannahN

An important part of a wedding day is sending your guests away with a memory of the fun and special times they had at your big day! The great part about favors are that the possibilities are endless, and can be as inventive or as traditional as you want! You and your love can also make them specific to your relationship and to your personalities! We rounded up just a few of our favorite types of favors to get your creative juices flowing for what to give your friends and families as a...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: La Boheme

by HannahN

Boho syles paired up with lightweight fabrics go hand in hand with laces, tulles and silk chiffon that make up this trio of ultra feminine gowns.  Recently I had the good fortune to to shoot with Santa Barbara based photographer, Grace Kathryn, who with a great deal of skill and sensitivity captured these Boho gems perfectly .  In this editorial styled by makeup artist and hairstylist, Julie Morgan, the rustic backdrops of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum and Our Lady of Mount...

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Amazing Ceremony Aisle Inspo

by HannahN

While all eyes will obviously be glued on you when you make your grand entrance at the end of the aisle, we know that you want to blow your guests away with gorgeous aisle decor that will only add to the awesomeness of you gliding toward your love! We have compiled gorgeous options for not only the décor along the aisle, but also amazing altars that serve as perfect backdrops to you and your love saying your “I Do’s!” Comment below on your favorite aisle styles and pin your...

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Traveling With Your Wedding Dress

by Bride Chic

We're living in an era where destination weddings are extremely on trend, almost the rule rather than exception.  Your dress and you in it are the main event of your wedding day. Getting not only your dress and all your accessories from one point to another is something you need to ponder on whether you're navigating across town or half way around the world. Albeit, the process might be easier if you've invested in a dress made out of microfibers (yes silk can be microfiber); you'll...

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Outdoor Orchard Wedding with Amazing DIY Details

by HannahN

Ashley and Corey's orchard wedding is full to the brim of fun DIY details that are perfect for outdoor weddings! They have an interesting combo of rustic elements and more playful and modern touches that blend really well together and display the bride and groom's personalities. I absolutely adore the unique carved tree trunks that they use as centerpieces and signage and the amazing horse drawn carriages that they used for their entrances and exits! Their fun dessert table contains...

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Perfectly Rustic Wedding Desserts

by HannahN

More and more, brides are looking for uniquely delicious desserts to replace (or to add to) the traditional tiered wedding cake. We were inspired by the homey feel of these 6 options that are perfectly suited for a warm and rustic wedding. They remind us of the decadent delights that our grandmothers and moms would make for us, and of the tastes and flavors that make us feel welcome and like we are home. Give in to your sweet side and enjoy browsing through the desserts below! Be sure...

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30 of the Best Wedding Save the Dates Around!

by Azure

Think of your save-the-date as a first impression for your wedding. You'll want to set the right tone, get guests excited, and send them straight to their calendars to block out your special day. So what style of save-the-date is right for you and your groom? That's for you to decide! But to help you get the creative wheels turning, we've rounded up 30 of the most memorable, unforgettable wedding save the dates we've seen! Take a peek... Which...

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Sweet Autumn Elopement Unites a New Family

by HannahN

Sarah, Daniel, Sarah's daughter Bailey, and their adorable dog Kenzie traveled from Indiana to the mountains of Western North Carolina for this intimate elopement. Not only did Daniel create vows for his new bride, but also to her daughter promising to be there for her. The sweet photos from this beautiful moment capture how emotional this was for Daniel, and how much the ceremony meant for bringing their family together. After leaving the wooded ceremony site of Timberwolf Creek, the...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: The Floral Wreath

by Bride Chic

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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