Real Weddings


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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Intimate New Year’s Eve Wedding

by HannahN

Jenny and Craig love New Year's Eve, so it was only fitting that they would have their wedding on the most party-rific day of the year! A tasteful dinner reception for under 40 guests at Mistral Bistro, a favorite Boston restaurant of many local celebs and athletes, created an intimate feel for the ceremony and reception. The food, atmosphere and gold personalized DIY details made for the most wonderful NYE soiree. The backdrop of the Boston skyline, Jenny and Criag’s great...

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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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Beautiful Budget Wedding with DIY Details

by HannahN

This absolutely beautiful real wedding proves that being on a budget does not mean that your wedding will lack elegance and style! The ceremony and reception are full of DIY details that made this wedding special. Purchasing a Jenga set and having guests sign the pieces is a low-cost but memorable way to create a unique and fun guest book that you can use again and again well into the future, and inexpensive burlap is an awesome material that was used to make adorable signage AND the...

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Foodie Wedding in the Countryside

by HannahN

Andy and Madeleine are both foodies and wanted their wedding to be an all around great party with good music, good wine and craft beer, and most importantly, good, local and sustainable food. The goal was for their guests to feel like they were at a classy dinner party, not your usual wedding. Andy and Madeleine wanted the venue to be intimate and natural, and went for a rustic “classic country” theme with minimal flowers and decorations to let the natural beauty of the venue and...

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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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Inviting Key Largo Wedding

by HannahN

Jessica and Matt chose a tranquil setting for their ceremony and then rocked that peaceful little key to the ground. Jessica incorporated some beautiful and thoughtful details into her destination wedding such as wearing her mother's veil and and pinning her grandmother's heirloom broach to her bouquet, which was also worn by her mother and all of her aunts. The two created a very open and inviting environment so as to ensure that each person had a great time. The bride and groom...

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Traditional Mexican Real Wedding

by HannahN

Stephanie and Juan had a really fun Mexican wedding complete with a low rider Lincoln Continental getaway car, traditional Mexican folk dancers, and a Mariachi band. Their big day took place on beautiful Treasure Island, with gorgeous views of San Francisco in the background. The Catholic ceremony was held in a charming chapel, with lush white flowers and candles as decor. Stephanie wore a stunning lace gown with full sleeves, with an incredible trailiing lace-trimmed veil. Comment...

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A Special DIY Real Wedding at Anvil Ranch

by HannahN

Reading the story behind Isabel and Joe's wedding is guaranteed to make you smile! The two were married at Anvil Ranch north of San Francisco, which is a special place with a lot of family history - Isabel's great uncle was the care taker of the ranch in the 60's through the 80's. They also incorprated a lot of DIY projects that involved the participation of many of the guests. A lot of guests gathered flowers, and everything was foraged from peoples' farms or the road side. Isabel's...

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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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Divine Real Wedding Brings Two Cultures Together

by HannahN

Bhavana and Will's glamorous wedding is an example of more than just two families coming together as one - it combines the rich cultural elements of two parts of the world in one stunning celebration that exudes luxury. The South Asian bride donned two different gowns: one Western ballgown with pretty lace sleeves, and another gorgeous pink South Asian-inspired dress decked out with gold embellishments and bling. Her groom joined in honoring her culture with a traditional red turban....

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