wedding inspiration

No White Wedding Dress Here

pink weding dress

Rules are meant to be broken, right?! That seems to be the thought of our next bride who chose to throw tradition to the wind and wear a gorgeous pink dress on her wedding day!

We love it, and her ever so pretty pink frock fit her perfectly. It accented her pink and gold wedding day in the the most stunning way. Scroll down to see more and you  must see more of this no white wedding dress here wedding captured by Amanda McKinnon Photogarphy in the full gallery here.

getting wedding ready

pink and peach bridal bouquet

pink wedding dress and tan white and black groom look

ruffly white bridesmaid dresses

Words from the Vendor

From Amanda McKinnon Photogarphy:
Traylene and Alex’s wedding in Fallbrook, CA was rustic with a touch of whimsy- starting with the “blushing” bride’s pink wedding dress. Details galore with a beautiful settee lounge, polaroid photo booth (fully equipped with paper cutouts to commemorate their cat, Gus), paper tassels everywhere, tons of beautiful blooms, an old farm truck, enough gold glitter to make anyone smile, and a sweet, happy couple- oh, and did I mention the bride’s dress was pink? I thought so.

ceremony reception cockails sign

truck bed guetsbook table with cute thumbprint tree

cute ring bearer with two flower girls and here comes the bride sign

tying the knot

just married

Wearing a Pink Wedding Dress

Now we know that wearing white to a wedding is a huge faux pa, and many brides would hope you’d loose your wedding invite before you showed up in white to their wedding; But there are more and more brides these days that are not wearing the traditional white dress down the aisle. For just these sort of occasions we have a few great tips for how to wear white to a wedding without offending.

Make it a Print!
A bold print with a white base is a great way to rock that coveted color as a guest.

Accessorize like a Champ!
So you have the worlds cutest white dress and you know its perfect for the summer wedding you have coming up. What to do? Accessorize girl friend! Decorate that gorgeous dress with some fantastic bangles, a fabulous handbag, and some killer shoes. Make the look more about the add ons then the dress itself.

pink and gold tassel banner escort card display

pink peach and gold reception decor and cute sending you smore love smore favor

thank you note to all the guests

gold and pink sweetheart table

Pants it up!
A sexy pair of white pants can be just as fabulous as a skirt, and their is no way anyone will confuse you with the bride.

Accent it with white!
Not wanting to push the limits so hard? Try accenting your look with some great white shoes, a bag, or jacket! But with all of these we suggest you feel out the situation. Each bride is different and it is her day. So play nice and we know you’ll look stunning in what ever you wear!

oh snap instagram sign and pink polaroid camera for photobooth

fun photobooth props and cute photobooth backdrop

food truck catered wedding

framed bar menu

wedding dancing

Photography: Amanda McKinnon Photography
Event designer: Lace and Likes
Coordinator: HineSight Productions
Venue: Circle Oak Ranch
Flowers: Siren Floral Co.
Caterer: Dos Chinos, Burger Monster Truck & Ellis Adams Group
Dj: DJ Tempoe

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: gold, peach, pink
Styles: modern

Rainy And Ravishing Rustic Wedding

bethany small photography

Do you have a back up plan for your wedding? If  you do not and the weather does get out of hand, your greatest asset will be a sunny attitude. As you can clearly see from our next wedding the couple embraced an unexpected change in their plans, and their wedding turned out all the more beautiful and special because of it.

Take a moment to soak it all up all the details, no pun intend. And … remember you can see  even more in the full gallery here! All wonderfully captured by Bethany Small Photography.

rainy day wedding photos

lace wedding gown with open back

pink bridesmaids dresses and loose bouquets

flowing loose wedding bouquet

wedding first look on bridge

kissing under an umbrella

Words from The Vendors

This event was nothing short of beautiful! Every detail was inspired by the bride’s creativity and care for her special day and the ones attending. The wedding was set to take place outdoors but after the rain clouds moved in, the chances of a dream outdoor ceremony quickly slipped away.

the happy couple with the ring bearers

groomsmen with bowties and suspenders

lace wedding gown with matching flower girl dresses

I was so impressed to see the bride handle this situation so well! Her groom was so good at telling her how beautiful the reception would be indoors and all that mattered was that they would be married!

wedding this way sign

#thedevinewedding sign

welcome to our wedding sign

flower girls and here comes the bride sign

indoor wedding ceremony

kissing the bride with foot pop

The wedding taking place indoors allowed for the guests to enjoy the handwritten love notes scattered throughout that the bride had handwritten in the sweetest font herself. The bride even took the time to make all the apple pies for the dessert!

i have found the one whom my soul loves sign

home is wherever i'm with you plaque

hydrangea floral accents

babys breath love mugs

chicken wire escort card display

camping mugs and socks

you are my bucket list

gifts, cards, and favors table

custom stamped favor bags

i am my beloveds sign

The groom had his share of creativity too; he put together each one of his groomsman’s gifts of a camping mug and a fun pair of socks. Lastly as the guests were leaving they were sent out with sweet bags of coffee!

chalkboard wedding menu

warm wedding food

veggie plate wedding appetizers

Words from The bride

One of the few things we would have done differently would have been preparing a back up plan for if it rained. We had planned to have our ceremony outside up until about 30 minutes before the wedding started, when we made the decision to bring it indoors because of the heavy rain. It was a little hectic trying to move everything inside last minute, and I wish we would had planned for that better. But in the end it’s those unpredictable and real moments that make for great memories :)

wood slice and wood block table numbers

wood stump love quotes from the bride

just married banner

wedding dancing

wedding pie table

baby pies

simple wedding cake with cute wooden cake topper

metal cut wedding monograms

sparkler exit sparklers

sparkler wedding exit

Prop/Furniture Rentals: Something Borrowed Portland

Photography: Bethany Small Photography
Venue: Beazell Forest Education Center
Flowers: Form and Line Design
Hair & Makeup: Jesslin Close
Bridesmaid Dresses: Blaine Mosser, Maggie Sottero & Forever21
Groom’s Attire: Nordstrom & American Apparel
Dessert Pies: The Bride

Read on to see how much this rainy and ravishing rustic wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.


Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: brown, pink, white
Styles: rustic

Whimsical Natural Virginia Wedding

whimsical and romantic wedding ideas

From a billowing soft pink wedding gown to the calligraphed stationery this wedding exudes whimsy and elegance.

Old Dairy at Natural Retreats was the perfect venue choice, situated amongst rolling hills with plenty of sunshine and lovely scenery. Take in all the pretty details of this shoot, they’re like a breath of fresh air. Get swept off your feet by this whimsical yet natural Virginia wedding in the full gallery here, photographed to perfection by Elisa Bricker.

blue and gold wedding stationery

wedding venue amongst rolling hills

pretty venue details

cute and quaint wedding venue the old dairy

Words from The Vendors

The hand-written paper suite is one of my favorite elements of the day – elegant and relaxed at once. The elevated ceremony location was a quick second decision with its view of the rolling hills of Virginia as a backdrop.

wedding shoes

whimsical romantic bridal look

whimsical ivory wedding gown

Nestled in Bath County, Virginia the Old Dairy, this wedding inspiration pulled its colors from the end of the summer and acknowledged the changing of the season. The bride’s blush dress tied with the warm colors of fall, and the table included both natural and cold elements to bring depth to the creams and pinks in the floral design.

whimsical romantic wedding attire

classic groom attire

evergreen and olive chair florals

greenery decorated wedding arch

To make your reception tables pop try mixing neutral tones with a bright bold color that will result in subtle and beautiful elegant flair. Together the royal blue and gold are so inviting without overpowering the subdued but equally gorgeous tones of the floral centerpieces.

bread cheese and fig platter

outdoor wedding reception at the old dairy

pink white and green floral centerpieces

royal blue and gold reception tablescape

yellow printed table numbers

pink and cream wedding cake

Photography: Elisa Bricker

Venue: Old Dairy at Natural Retreats
Stationery & Calligraphy: Allie Hasson
Flowers: Nature Composed
Cake: Maliha Creations
Caterer: Southern Inn
Dress Designer: Chaviano Couture
Prop/Furniture Rentals: Festive Fare
Jewelry: Angelo

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: blue, gray, pink, white
Styles: classic, vintage