Ceremony and Reception


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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Romance in the Woods

by Azure

Now that Spring has sprung, love is really in the air! And this outdoor styled shoot by 410 Studio Photography captures the essence beautifully! Romantic bouquets and centerpieces in shades of pink, celery and natural green, and bright fuchsia nearly stole the show, but the rustic woodsy backdrop and antique decor accents (from Lauren Sharon Vintage Shop Rentals) gave the flowers a run for their money! The model bride wore a half-up wedding hairstyle, classic makeup with dramatic...

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Celebrating 60,000 Likes: Timeless Wedding Inspiration We Love!

by Claire

OneWed recently reached 60,000 likes on Facebook, and this exciting milestone inspired us to look back over the last three years at our favorite Facebook posts and trends. What we discovered surprised us: amidst micro-trends for each new year was a timelessness that captured the beauty of all that weddings represent. This joyful celebration of two people uniting as one is wonderfully beautiful, and what is more timeless than true love? Sure, we loved the mason jar, burlap and lace,...

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Sanity-Saving Tips for Save the Dates

by Claire

Save the Dates are the first big decision (and purchase!) you will make for your wedding, and taking that leap can be a scary moment. If you haven't already started down the path to find the perfect Save the Date, these 5 tips will be an invaluable road map on your journey! Take a deep breath, read through all 5, and then get inspired to go out there and choose your very own! If you've already accomplished this exciting first step, comment below to share advice with other...

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Follow February: Follow Your Favorites to Win $250!

by Azure

Guess what? OneWed’s latest upgrade—a slick new Follow feature—lets you connect with your favorite designers, vendors, bloggers, and friends to get a first look at all the gorgeous inspiration they share, save and love! How it works — When you view any photo or save an image to an Ideabook, simply click the Follow button above the photo, or select the checkbox marked “Follow from this photo” in your Add to Ideabook display. To see all the inspiration from the folks...

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Metallic and Purple Splendor in Connecticut

by Claire

The brand new Pinnacle View is a gorgeous outdoor venue that Connecticut couples are going to absolutely adore! In honor of their grand opening this month, we just had to share this gay styled shoot of pure perfection compiled by planners Engaged CT and photographer Laura Dee. Dave and Brian were very handsome grooms in their modern tuxedos and were a perfect fit for the shoot. We love the metallic accents included throughout the wedding, the impressive purple floral arrangements,...

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10 Creative Wedding Ideas for Escort Cards

by Azure

Finding your dream wedding dress might be a little more exciting than finding the perfect escort cards. After all, every girl knows what it's like to put something on and suddenly feel like a million bucks (whether it's a dress, pair of shoes or a designer bag). But escort cards become much more exciting when displayed in a creative way, and we've got ten fabulous ideas to share with you today! Take a look at all ten ways to display your escort cards, then post a comment to tell us...

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Wedding Color Inspiration: Mint, Gold, and Classic Black & White

by Azure

Sophisticated black and white paired with glittery gold is always a winning combination. But add to it hints of cool mint green and your wedding guests will be wowed! Just check out the gorgeous inspiration board above (and lots more lovely below)... Major swoon, right? I absolutely love this wedding color palette! It's timeless, elegant, and beautifully unexpected. The pastel mint hues add freshness and tranquility, while the gilded pops of gold add refined glitz and...

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