Wedding Styles


Cozy and Festive Holiday Inspiration

by Lizzy S

‘Tis the season for holiday festivities with friends and family, with such merry spirit it couldn’t be a better time to celebrate the union of two people that are madly in love. Nothing sounds more romantic then walking down the aisle of a logged cabin with a fire burning near the altar, while you wait to say I do to the man of your dreams. Browse through the images below and notice the holly red color that enhances that holiday spirit making the snow outside feel just a little...

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A Rustic Orchard Wedding

by Lizzy S

Brittany and Justin’s wedding was full of love and hand crafted details. From the distressed wood and blackboard signs, personalized décor could be found throughout the venue during their special day. To make the setting even more beautiful, their outdoor ceremony was surrounded by a stunning orchard creating a natural backdrop for the wedding photos. You can just tell how in love these two are by glancing at their pictures below. My favorite shots are of the wedding party because...

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A Day at the Winery

by Bride Chic

Today, I have something extra special that I've been waiting on pins and needles to share with you. Awhile back a few incredibly talented wedding professionals teamed up for a styled shoot at Asti Winery in Cloverdale, California. What a day we had in the wine country!  And just look at what can come from a collaborative brainstorm of ideas! For me the beauty of this shoot has to be the fusion of the rustic and elegant - fine china sitting atop a beautifully set distressed wood...

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Captivating Love in a Beautiful Abandoned Church

by Lizzy S

John and Taylor got married on a blustery winter day in Missouri. However, the cold couldn’t stop this couple from capturing magical shots throughout their big day! The couple decided to take a portion of their photos in a beautiful abandoned church to try to stay warm. This idea couldn’t have ended up any better! The shots turned out absolutely stunning! At times it was so cold when taking pictures that the photographer had asked if they could hold their breath so that the camera...

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Drapery Ideas to Stun Your Wedding Guests

by Lizzy S

Drapery is a popular way to create a luxurious setting for your reception.  From rustic to romantic themed weddings, drapery just adds a little magic to the day. Brides can choose from different textures, colors, lights, flowers, etc. The right draping can transform any simple room to an extraordinary affair. Browse through the amazing images below and you might even be inspired to use drapery in your wedding décor! Don’t forget to pin your favorites!

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A Picturesque Fall Country Wedding

by Lizzy S

I can’t help but smile when I browse through these wedding photos. Allyn and Mobley are madly in love with each other and their happiness translates perfectly in their photos.  Allyn and Mobley got married on a beautiful fall October day in a grand Catholic Church downtown Decorah. After the ceremony concluded, they were escorted by horse-drawn carriage to their reception venue that overlooks the breathtaking countryside. Could you imagine! This day couldn’t be anymore perfect...

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Winter Whites

by Bride Chic

Lucky you if you're a winter bride! There are so many tuned in designers out there using those heavier weight fabrics like taffeta, satin and dupion to jazz up looks for the chillier weather. But don't forget the snowflake effect of lace draped over summery lightweights like chiffon and organza to create a real snow princess look! Want to go sleeveless inspite of the chill? Warm yourself up via long gloves, a fur shrug or bolero in a heavier fabric. Whether your wedding is in the next...

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Trend Alert! The Shirtwaist Wedding Dress

by Bride Chic

  I haven't written about the shirtwaist dress in ages and it seems as the runways are showing many of these classic gems these days.  Did you know the shirtwaist is a variation of the ball gown silhouette?  It’s actually a more relaxed version of the hourglass, more of a tailored look focusing as much on the detailing of the bodice as the skirt. Generally a shirtwaist will have long shirt-like or billowing sleeves and full gathered skirt.  A shirtwaist dress for a bride...

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Falling in Love with This Time of the Year? So Are We!

by Lizzy S

Fall in love with autumn this year by finding inspiration through all the fun colors this season has to offer. Autumn is a popular time for weddings, so why not explore décor possibilities that match the array of vibrant colors you can see outside your window. From centerpieces, bouquets, deserts and escort cards; there are endless opportunities to incorporate your love for fall on your wedding day! Brides, how would you incorporate autumn into your special day? Comment below and let...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: The Neon Wedding

by Bride Chic

Want to really light it up? Bold and different, the neon explosion of color is spot on for some couples.  Whether you incorporate a little or a lot is up to you.  Me? Personally, I'd go with small pops of color but would be curious to see the all out light-up-your-life extravaganza.  Whether you're wanting shots of electric tulle, organza, iridescent pops of color in your bouquet, or jewelry at maxed volume, it's all here to entice and inspire! Brides, how would you incorporate...

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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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Dare To Be Distinctive, Bold, and Beautiful in Grace Loves Lace

by HannahN

Grace Loves Lace is all about creating incredible gowns for the unique bride who "throws it all to the wind, chooses and follows through with conviction and zeal, who is reckless in her passion...knows exactly what she wants, and always, always bets everything on love." Umm, yes please! We have had our eye on their bohemian beauties for a while now, and are excited to share some of the pieces from their new 2014-2015 collection. Also, LA brides - Grace Loves Lace will be making their...

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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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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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