Real Weddings


A Romantic Tale of the Couple that Fell in Love at Their Venue

by Lizzy S

Ruby and Liz chose to get married in the very same venue that they first met each other. How romantic is that! The couple started working together at Elmcrest Banquets in Chicago Illinois about six years ago. Little did they know then that many years later they would be celebrating their wedding at the same location! Having their reception at the same place where their love first started only made perfect sense for them. These two are head over heels for each other! One can’t help...

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A Perfect Surfer’s Paradise DIY Wedding

by Lizzy S

After many sleepless nights and endless mornings, Dewi and Colin created their handcrafted dream wedding hosted in a private residence in sunny California. These two didn’t miss a single detail in their DIY wedding! From the dessert table to all the ceremony and reception décor, everything was beautifully crafted. The countless days of crafting was worth it in the end as this couple had the best day of their lives exactly how they wanted it. The couple even set up all the décor on...

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A Beautiful Rainy Day Wedding with a Vintage Twist

by Lizzy S

Erin and Ricky got married in a stunning industrial cotton mill in Georgia call the Engine Room. The exposed brick throughout the cotton mill was the perfect backdrop as it complemented the romantic ambience of the venue. Although it was raining cats and dogs on their big day, the two love birds took advantage of the rain and created a breathtaking vintage-inspired intimate affair. The reception was exquisitely adorned with baby’s breath, vintage mantles, and sheet music in...

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An Intimate Occasion With Personalized Details

by HannahN

Although Justin & Rachel are from Arlington, TX, the couple fell in love with South Dakota's Black Hills and were wed in the serene outdoors at the Custer State Game Lodge. This untraditional wedding was truly special! Rachel walked down the aisle by herself, and then along with her bridesmaids sang a beautiful song to Justin as he walked up. The officiants were best friends of the bride and groom and held an amazing ceremony. Since Justin loves literature and English, members of the...

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Glam, Vintage Inspired Styled Shoot

by HannahN

This gorgeous vintage glam shoot is inspired by the cool, crisp air & rich colour pallate that Autumn has to offer. The florist's mother's estate in LaSalle served as the perfect backdrop for this session; the brick walls, wrought iron gates, lush gardens, and unbelievable French provincial styled master bedroom truly set the tone for the vintage feel of the shoot. The tableware, including the china, silverware and glasses are from a personal vintage collection. I am obsessed with the...

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Romantic and Rustic Cleveland Wedding

by HannahN

From the moment that Dan and Halle were engaged, they agreed that they wanted to throw more of a "party" as opposed to a traditional wedding. After seeing pictures of the Ariel International Center, Halle just knew this would be where they were married. The venue offered a beautiful backdrop of the Cleveland skyline and the "blank canvas" space allowed them to create the romantic and rustic look and feel they wanted. They filled the space with beyond dreamy floral arrangements and one...

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Stunning Styled Shoot Inspired By An Overgrown Forest

by HannahN

Inspired by an overgrown forest, Chris Davis from The Drawing Room in Knoxville, TN and Leah Moyers Photography styled this gorgeous shoot starting with a slate blue, blush, and muted gold color palette. Surrounded in a beautiful forest in Maryville, Tennessee is RT Lodge; a historic mansion built in 1932 transformed into a local or destination wedding venue known as a "treasure in the woods," which served as the perfect location for this shoot. The bride is pretty yet edgy with a...

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Beautiful Tennessee Wedding with a Cheerful Color Scheme

by HannahN

There is something about a blue and yellow wedding in the summer that just makes me smile - probably because it reminds me of sunny skies and bright yellow sunflowers. Aside from the cheery color scheme, the venue and decor of this wedding are simply breathtaking! The intimate, luxurious ceremony and reception venue with low lighting and lots of draped fabric and beautiful flowers is enough to make your jaw drop! Plus the bride and groom both look absolutely stunning! Browse through...

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Modern Black and White Real Wedding with Purple Accents

by HannahN

Steph and Marc's Quebec wedding was a lovely celebration chock full of awesome ideas! The bride's amazing idea of having a "bridesmaid's first look" was so cool! Her best friends closed their eyes and on the count of three, they opened them to discover their gorgeous friend all dolled up as a bride, and the emotions are plain to see from the picture! We also love Steph's super detailed broach bouquet and her absolutely stunning gown with a blingy bodice. At the reception, the bride...

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Rustic Washington Wedding

by HannahN

Maggie & Bryan got married at Wandering Waters in Maple Falls, Washington, which is a gorgeous venue near Mount Baker. The venue captures some of the best parts of the beautiful Northwest: picturesque mountains, lush forests, and lovely wild flowers. The details of their wedding perfectly play off of the outdoor surroundings, such as the tree-inspired wedding cake and the awesome woodland creatures made out of twigs, moss, and flowers. Browse through the rustic images below, and be...

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A Vegas Wedding with Vintage Flair

by HannahN

Mark and Stephanie's vintage-inspired ceremony and reception took place at the Historic Fifth Street School in downtown Las Vegas, a short distance from the iconic Fremont Street. The venue had particular significance for the bride, because her mother attended school there when she was a child! The courtyard of the school was lined with twinkling bistro lights, while vintage, shabby-chic furniture was placed around the entire courtyard to lend a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Stephanie...

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It’s All In the Details in This Outdoor Wedding!

by HannahN

This outdoor wedding has some lovely details that are definitely worth taking a look at! For starters, the bride and groom both have absolutely gorgeous attire, and have chosen great looks for their best friends! The bride's birdcage veil perfectly highlights her stunning makeup and hairstyle, and the classy gray menswear are super elegant. I adore that the couple distinguises their maid of honor and best man with a lighter purple dress and a different colored tie to really set them...

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All Things Modern and Glam in This Malibu Wedding!

by HannahN

These work-a-holics met on the job when a handsome new recruit, Fernando, joined the team and spotted the office hottie, Andrea for they very first time. It began with quick chats by the water cooler that sparked a special friendship between the two that lasted 5 years. Eventually that friendship developed into something more and they fell in love! The two were wed in an elegant and modern affair with the theme of Old Hollywood Glam and Modern Chic. The feel was inspired by the...

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Intimate and Luxurious Wedding

by HannahN

Yolanda and Brant got married at Ramsey's at the Club, with an intimate indoor ceremony and reception. The romantic fireplace altar in their ceremony is so cosy, perfect for a winter wedding! The venue is also a tennis and fitness club, and the couple took some fun photos on the court as a contrast to their wedding photos on beautiful vintage trains. From start to finish, this wedding is the definition of elegance. I love the traditional feeling of the design with the inclusion of...

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Super Fun SURPRISE Wedding!

by HannahN

We have never seen anything quite like this real wedding! You'd think having a wedding on an island would be unique enough, but this bride and groom wanted to avoid the stress of a traditional wedding and decided to throw a "Surprise Wedding" and tell all of the guests they were coming for a family reunion! Pat and Anna had been together for twelve years, and as their officiant stated, “Never needed to get married”. But a few years before, Pat became very sick, and in the hospital...

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A Rustic Real Wedding with DIY Modern Elements

by HannahN

I adore when brides take two seemingly contrasting wedding styles and are able to blend them together harmoniously into a gorgeous design. This is exactly what was accomplished at Jessica and Caleb's elegant wedding, which combined woodsy, rustic elements with touches of modern DIY details! The result was an outdoor ceremony and reception that embodied both class and fun at the same time! Some of my favorite elements of the entire design are the ones that the bride and groom...

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Gettin’ Hitched Tennessee Plantation Style

by HannahN

Sarabeth and Payton did not let the brewing storm clouds cast a dark shadow over their big day! Instead, they used the dark skies as an amazing backdrop for some stunning pictures! Their charming rustic-chic wedding is full of luxurious details, and you can tell that the couple put a lot of thought into designing their perfect day. The pale pink and blue color scheme is elegantly carried through in every aspect of their wedding. The brides's best friends donned pink bridemaid dresses,...

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A Touching Real Wedding Between Deployments

by HannahN

Courtney and Lee's love story began when she was 16 years old and he 18. Their mother’s believed that they were perfect for each other and essentially tried arranging their first date! Needless to say, they fell in love and have been inseparable for 7.5 years. Lee joined the U.S. Navy 4 years ago and was stationed throughout various states along the east coast while Courtney stayed home (in Delaware) to finish her nursing degree. After she graduated nursing school and he graduated...

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Modern Real Wedding with Tons of SPARKLE!

by HannahN

Tara told her wedding planners from the very beginning that she LOVED SPARKLE. Spencer, not one to disappoint his lady, went full force into the idea. He attended all décor meetings, always had something to say, and he gave his beautiful bride the look she dreamed of. The team began by designing their color board, which ended up being silver (in the form of glitter and sequins), plum, and a touch of turquoise. Mirrors were used frequently in the décor (including table numbers) to...

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Gorgeous Garden Wedding in San Diego

by HannahN

Scott & Stephanie met on dating website and quickly fell in love. They were wed in the historic Thursday Club in San Diego, in a beautifully lush garden ceremony surrounded by friends and family. Their special day incorporated a modern gray and yellow color scheme in details from the bridesmaid and groomsmen attire to the reception decor. The addition to yellow billy balls in the white floral arrangements also adds a modern touch to the decor. We also love how the couple used...

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Totally Cool Eco-Friendly and Vintage Inspired Real Wedding

by HannahN

The new Mr. and Mrs. Taylor were married in Jamaica Estates, Queens NY with a fun travel themed, eco-friendly wedding. Mia and Neil were living in two different states, so for their wedding they chose the travel theme to showcase that love really does conquer all! The groom created a sweet surprise for the bride with the creative and fun DIY signs. Since the two are marathon runners, he especially wanted to have the "Finish Line" sign that they walked through during the reception,...

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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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Lovely Luxurious Outdoor Wedding

by HannahN

Helan and Jamie's white wedding was the epitome of luxury and elegance. The venue where they held their ceremony and reception is so stunning, and the white fabric draping across the pillars lining the aisle is so classic and beautiful. We love the soft look of the white bouquets accented by roses of the palest pink and the bridesmaids' modern off-white dresses. This bride sure is not afraid of bling! She was decked out head to toe in swoon worthy shine, and gleaming crystals accented...

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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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