Real Weddings


Romantic Glamor in Calistoga, California

by Claire

Ashley and Chris' vineyard wedding at Calistoga Ranch was so romantic and glamorous we just had to share it with you. The ceremony will make you swoon with luxurious florals, a crystal chandelier, and an elegant branch altar. The brunette bride is stunning in an a-line lace gown and Tiffany pearls, and the floor-length, blush bridesmaids dresses are a perfect match for the glamorous celebration. Find your inspiration below and make sure to create an Ideabook of your favorite...

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The Hipster Wedding Playbook in Turquoise and Red

by Claire

Gwen and Cory's California wedding is quintessential hipster with some of the best boho details we've seen. From handmade escort cards, candle holders, table runners (OK really every detail was hand crafted), to classic suspender suits, this really is the new go-to wedding for hipster couples. Not to mention how extensively Gwen was able to incorporate her bold turquoise and red color scheme throughout the day, from details such as the groom's pocket square, the bridesmaids' nails,...

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A Splendid Salt Lake City Celebration

by Claire

Cierra and Tyler's simple, Salt Lake City, Utah wedding could not have been more gorgeous. The green and white floral choices added an exquisite, elegant element to this laid-back outdoor wedding, and the mountainous surroundings were stunning. I was blown away by Cierra's incredible princess-cut, halo diamond ring, although it still can't outshine the dazzling bride herself. Make sure to check out the modern, light-blush bridesmaids dresses, the sugar flower cake, and the adorable...

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The Ultimate Country Wedding

by Claire

Cowboy boots, wheat and lavender bouquets and cowbell kisses: what more could a country bride ask? Bethany and Danny's Virginia rustic wedding is one of the best we've seen this year with all the details you dream of and new ones to spark your imagination. The homemade bridesmaids' bouquets accented with a small horseshoe clip and lace are perfectly on theme and gorgeous. The beautiful barn venue is complete with real horses, a white love bird cake, and a unique guest book table....

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Norwegian Summer Wedding with Old World Style

by Claire

Tina and Erik's lovely summer wedding on the coast of Norway was an unforgettable celebration. Erik's classic suit complete with a top hat and Tina's gorgeous vintage lace gown created an old world feel that matched the ancient scenery around them. The pink and purple floral accents, lovely dessert table and handmade invitations are inspiring in their simplicity. But most of all, we love the adorable ring bearer and flower girl who are too cute to resist! Get inspired by this dreamy...

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Retro Wedding Complete with Automobiles, Antiques, and a Beagle

by Claire

Jamie and Justin's retro wedding reflected their unique shared interests in vintage cars, museums, and antiques. Held in the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, the celebration moved around the antique car exhibits beautifully and extended the theme with vintage books, old wood table numbers and refurbished medicine bottles. The yellow and grey chevron invitations set the tone for a fantastic day, and the homemade pear-apple chutney favors sent guests off in style. The couple also chose to...

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A Charming French Countryside Nuptial

by Claire

Virginie and Geoffroy's offbeat, Southern France wedding is delightful! With colorful accents throughout the entire wedding and a unique, VW van theme, this #RealWedding is one of my favorites. The florals are truly spectacular, from the bride's bouquet to the ceremony aisle, to the altar, to the centerpieces. I absolutely love the homemade reception sign "Time to Drink Champagne and Dance on the Table", not to mention the fantastic outdoor venue with a stone bar. If you are planning...

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An Elegant Affair in Pacific Palisades, California

by Claire

Kim and Mike's classic black-tie wedding was a joyous, sunny celebration. The couple married on the lawn of Bel Air Bay Club under an exquisite white altar on a sunshine-filled day. The Pacific Palisades, California setting was stunning, but the bride, full of smiles and excitement, was even more beautiful. The couple chose a traditional look for their big day, and the clean sophistication of the entire wedding was absolute perfection. From the luxurious white bride's bouquet, to...

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Pretty in Pink, Country Style

by Claire

Sarah and Craig are such a cute couple, and their Pretty in Pink themed wedding definitely makes the books for one of the top most adorable real weddings. The bride hand crafted unique pink details to fit perfectly within the country venue on Prince Edward Island, Canada, including DIY lawn games, fabric backdrops, and fans for the guests. The ceremony was one of my favorite rustic set ups I've seen with haybales, simple flowers, and a doorway altar. You are sure to drool over the pie...

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Outdoor Southern Wedding with a Bright Color Palette

by Azure

Real wedding by Jason Armond Photography Holland and Tripp's outdoor summer wedding was charmed to say the least! Their wedding theme was Southern Vintage, and they selected a bright wedding color palette of turquoise, orange, yellow and grey. Holland wore a stunning vintage-inspired tea length wedding dress by Justin Alexander, and her groom was dapper in a Dolce & Gabbana tailored suit. The bridesmaids wore chic one-shoulder turquoise dresses by Dessy, and the groomsmen sported...

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Vintage-Country Chic Fusion in Vancouver, BC

by Claire

Chelsea and Tyler's vintage, country chic wedding set in a gorgeous Vancouver, BC barn has elegance, charm, and fun all wrapped into one. The couple designed creative DIY details with the help of friends and family that made for a laid-back yet beautiful wedding. We adore the handmade photo booth, the bride's dreamy princess wedding gown, her something blue shoes, and the intimate champagne celebration just for the bridal party. The love and joy that emanates from Chelsea and Tyler...

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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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A Philadelphia Real Wedding with Pops of Peony

by Claire

Kate and Stephen's sunshine-and-showers June wedding was an unforgettable affair. Although it poured the morning of their wedding, the rain was obviously the good luck charm many claim, as the wedding turned out absolutey gorgeous! The rain cleared just in time to create a magical mist for first look photos on the deserted Avalon beaches. The couple was then married at the historic Abbie Holmes Estate amidst accents of bright coral peonies and the love of their closest friends and...

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Urban Real Wedding with a Twist of Offbeat

by Claire

Ali and Dave's urban summer wedding was filled with hot entertainment, top fashion, and trendy details. The brick of the Melting Point in Athens, Georgia provided the perfect backdrop for an intimate ceremony (complete with the couple's two dogs!), and for the courtyard reception with gourment catering on the grill and a live, concert-style band. The globe lights over the outdoor wedding complimented the vintage scene to create a lovely, joyous celebration of Ali and Dave's union....

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DIY Real Wedding, Southern Beach Style!

by Claire

The Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina was the perfect backdrop for Kristy and Tim's southern summer wedding. The couple stayed true to their personalities and kept this wedding completely casual and extremely fun. With things from colorful flipflops, to take-your-own cowboy hat favors to a chalkboard sign guestbook, this wedding was definitely a lively, enjoyable affair. Although entirely DIY, Kristy incorporated fantastic details we just love, and a crepe cake that...

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Fairytale Wedding in New York

by Claire

The Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, New York was a fairytale setting for Michelle and Dan's summer wedding. The couple got engaged in Paris, and then were married in their second favorite city on Memorial Day Weekend. Michelle wore a Monique Lhullier wedding gown with a tulle skirt overlay and her bridesmaids had flowing chiffon dresses in blush, raspberry and taupe to coordinate with the palette of the day. The reception was ultra-romantic with bouquets of roses and peonies and...

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Joyful Real Wedding in Happy Valley, Oregon

by Claire

Kelley and Ty are a stunning couple and their wedding day was one of pure joy. Ty (a model) could not have been a more handsome groom, and Kelley (although not a model, could be one) was breathtaking in a Lazaro gown. The couple were married at Kelley's parents' home in Happy Valley, Oregon amid sunflowers and rustic woodland decor. One of my favorite details of this spectacular wedding was the hand-built wooden altar for the ceremony. Plus, the guests each got to choose a potted...

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OMG this Retro Glam Wedding is AMAAAAZing!

by Azure

  Candice and Kevin's dazzling roaring twenties wedding captured by Kristen Weaver Photography   I practically dropped to my knees and praised the glamour heavens above when I stumbled upon this totally gorgeous wedding by the talened Kristen Weaver! It's the perfect mix of modern Los Angeles cool and old Hollywood/Roaring Twenties glam.   The bride wore two dresses—a romantic v-neck gown by Claire Pettibone with sheer, embellished cap sleeves, and a short...

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A Charmed Southern Plantation Wedding

by Claire

Jessica and Ryan's Southern September wedding was an unforgettable celebration. The couple were married in Old Wide Awake Plantation park right after rain showers, and then celebrated the union on the old antebellum property's charming white porch. Vintage accents and bright colors made for perfect decor for this classic Southern setting, and Jessica was a stunning bride! Our favorite detail? Guests were asked to find their seat by matching their postcard to the one on the table!...

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A Novelesque, Vintage-Inspired Garden Wedding

by Claire

Vintage weddings are quite common these days, but Stephanie and Benjamin's romantic garden wedding at the Greencrest Manor in Michigan was the perfect mix of old world decor and personalized, modern touches. The hand-picked details looked like they came straight from a modern version of a Jane Austin novel: the old world touches of pink and gold, the bride in a gorgeous Vera Wang gown, and the antique furniture throughout. One of our favorite design elements is the vintage welcome...

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A Backyard Beauty in Michigan

by Claire

Rebecca and Davis are an absolutely adorable couple, and we just had to share their elegant backyard wedding beautifully photographed by LinneaLiz Photography. Don't be fooled by the backyard venue: this wedding is full of surprising and unique details you are sure to fall in love with, not to mention magnificent flower arrangements that are just to die for! You can see the love Rebecca and Davis share in every detail of the wedding, especially their precious first look and reception...

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Divine 1920s Real Wedding

by Claire

Erin and John's 1920's-themed wedding in Ventura County, California was exceptional! Each and every one of the handmade details were absolutely spot-on the 1920's theme, and made for a beautifully elegant wedding. I adore Erin's classic pin up and gorgeous makeup, and her vintage, lace dress was perfect. Her groom was also looking quite dapper in a classic black and white tux. Although untraditional, Erin chose a black and white color palette with an accent of light yellow in the...

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Simply Gorgeous Vineyard Real Wedding in California

by Claire

Of course we love glamorous, big weddings with intricate design, but sometimes the simple weddings are the most gorgeous (and the least expensive!). Set in the idealic Sbragia Family Vineyard in Northern California, Susanna and Jason's destination wedding was one of those simply spectacular weddings. The couple chose simple pink sugar peas throughout the ceremony and reception, and used wine barrels tastefully without creating a rustic feel. The guest book table was inviting and...

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Rustic Wedding with Accents of Wine, Coffee, and Real Love

by Claire

We've all seen the rustic wedding theme take over Pinterest, but Kayte and Jason used the classic elements of burlap, lace and chalkboard in an elegant, gorgeous new way. Get the skinny on this outdoor real wedding below, and then scroll on for fantastic inspiration to Ideabook and Pin! Location, Location, Location: Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California provided amazing photo opps - an old buggy in a bright red barn, a Merry-Go-Round, and the perfect bridge for a kiss. Our...

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