Wedding Styles


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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Two Brides: A Medley of Same Sex Celebrations

by Bride Chic

What and how to wear it?  Here's a look at some celebrations of  Pride Brides from real weddings as well as styled shoots that will definitely point you in the right direction and give a little inspiration.  The most important thing about putting together a look for your wedding is for you and your partner to feel comfortable in whatever you're wearing.  It's that simple.  If you both feel prettiest in a dress like the two Kellys or Aimee and Holly, by all means go for the...

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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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Old Hollywood Glam Styled Shoot

by HannahN

This photo-shoot was inspired by a mutual love of Old Hollywood Glamour. The historic Ragland Mansion in Petersburg, Virginia was the backdrop for the shoot. This elegant antebellum Italianate built in the 1850’s later became home to the family of Joseph Cotton the American film, stage and television actor, and is Petersburg’s best kept secret. Hair and makeup styling was inspired by the film actress Rita Hayworth. Dayna Cobb Makeup Design transformed the beautiful model, Kelsey...

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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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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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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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6 Outdoor Wedding Themes That Embrace Their Natural Elements

by HannahN

Outdoor weddings are far and away the most popular choice for summer weddings, but how do you make yours stand out while still reflecting you and your partner’s personalities? Luckily, there are several unique outdoor wedding themes that you can use to plan your wedding so that you and your guests will remember your special day and stunning venue forever. OneWed is lucky to have a team of amazing planners, bloggers, and photographers who have shared their favorite themes below. ...

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Vintage Inspired Veils

by Bride Chic

I found these lovely vintage-inspired veils on a group board on Pinterest. I in turn of course asked the curator of the board if I could join the pinning.  Nikki Mc Lendon of Rose Red Bridal Designs hails from from Anchorage, Alaska. She handcrafts veils and various head chic as well as sashes and bridesmaid accessories. I was blown away by the simplicity and purity of these particular tulle veils with beautiful laces and the finest materials! My faves are the drop veils or ...

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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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Fall in Love with the Bohemian ‘Romantique’ Collection by Claire Pettibone

by HannahN

Graceful and ethereal, Claire Pettibone's new Romantique collection is compiled of understated elegant gowns all under $3,000! Claire Pettibone just celebrated 20 years of being in business and marriage, and her experience and passion for the industry truly shines in this beautiful line of bohemian and poetic gowns. The collection features a mixture of flowy gowns, feminine off-shoulder sleeves, delicate embroidered lace designs, and her signature stunning backs. The sleeveless and...

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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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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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Yellow and Grey Fall Wedding in California

by Azure

  Featured fall wedding by Jennifer Eileen Photography   Nicole and James tied the knot on September 17th, 2011 in Sanger, CA. The couple's unique wedding style developed as they began the wedding planning process, and an outdoor wedding venue and rustic chic feel was very important to them. The groom loves modern and the bride adores rustic, so they fused their two loves to create this gorgeous modern rustic wedding vibe.   The yellow and grey wedding color...

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Charming Outdoor Real Wedding in the Fall

by HannahN

The only thing sweeter than Chris and Tabitha's outdoor autumn wedding is their love story. After Tabitha's husband passed away, Chris, who was in the army with her late husband, would come by and check on her and her girls. After several months of this happening, Tabitha plucked up enough courage to ask Chris out and they started dating. Fast forward a few years, and the couple were wed on a beautiful fall day at Front Porch Farms. They had a very down to earth reception with gingham...

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Fun and Fabulous Boca Raton Wedding

by HannahN

Ashley and Misha's Boca Beach Club wedding is a beautiful mixture of glamour and fun, with bold colors and dramatic features that dazzle. Pinks and purples adorn everything from flowers to Ashley's stunning rings, and the lovely couple uses bold backdrops to create contemporary photos that display their playful personalities. From the beautiful ceremony venue with a view of the water to the sophisticated reception, this gorgeous wedding is sure to impress. Browse the photos of the...

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