Elegant Estate Wedding Ideas

ballerina style wedding gown

This is one amazing styled shoot from Nikita Lee Photography and The Empress Estate! Not only does it feature two breathtaking wedding dresses but there are three spectacular bouquets and four separate wedding hair looks for even the curliest of hair!

Peruse the full gallery too, to see so many more elegant estate wedding ideas.

calligraphy invite

ballerina wedding ideas

ballernia wedding gown

estate wedding

rose floral crown

ballerina bridal looks

About The Venue

Like the great estates of Europe, The Empress Estate dominates its hillside location with expansive views of the Columbia River Valley. Located 3o minutes north of Portland, Oregon, the Empress is a unique and beautiful venue and a destination in itself. Learn more about this Portland wedding venue here.

tea party wedding ideas

shabby chic flower ideas

floral crown

floral crown

organic wedding bouquet

simple wedding cake table

simple white cake with garden rose topper

vintage car

just married sign

Photography & Coordinator: Nikita Lee Photography
Venue, Cake Other Furniture/Props & Coordinator: The Empress Estate
Stationery: Moira Design Studio
Flowers: Bramble Floral Design
Hair: Mattie Lee
Vintage Limo: White Cloud Luxury Cars
Ivory Velvet Chairs: Classic Vintage Rentals
Dress (Blue): David Tutera for Mon Cheri provided by: Sincerely The Bride
Dress (Blush): Vintage Vera Wang | model: Alexandria Saleem

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: blue, pink, purple
Styles: garden, vineyard, vintage

RLH Creations


wedding favors and accessories
rlhcreations started as a graphic design company back in 2005 while Regina was still in design school. In 2011 it expanded into an Etsy shop dedicated to wire crafts and other creations! With over 1200 sales (inside and outside of Etsy), rlhcreations has become a popular choice for brides and their family and friends! Her happy clients keep her going and keep her growing! View all of her super pretty pieces here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page.

Sign for Wedding Chicks Happy Hour

Categories: Happy Hour Vendors

Indoor Spring Time Wedding Ideas

Kimmel Center Wedding

Discovering a wedding venue that has the feeling of being outdoors without having to worry about the weather is priceless! The Kimmel Center, a PA wedding venue is just that. As you will soon discover from this styled shoot designed by Campbell Studios and photographed by Lindsay Docherty Photography how lovely an indoor event can be here.

You simply must read on to learn more about all these spring time wedding ideas! If by chance you are having a spring time wedding there really is so much more to this full gallery here.

tullip floral arrangement

bright and unique bouquet

Words from The Vendors

We reached out to Paper-Rock-Scissors for all of our printed materials. We love the shades of blush to coral that invite the guests from the very beginning and follow through with escort cards and menu cards in the same circular theme. The delight of the Kimmel Center is the juxtaposition between the outdoors brought inside the modern architecture affords. We built the design around the natural, organic details of spring with a young and contemporary sensibility. Each bride had a bouquet that, while modern, remained feminine with a hint of traditional style. Each of the floral elements were echoed in the reception design with place settings and rentals styled from Party Rental Ltd and the floral décor and vintage stemware from Campbell Studios. Parrot Tulips, Coral Amaryllis, and bright orange Ranunculus burst forth on the canopy of flowers in the centerpieces – both elements in the bouquets woven together.

circular wedding invite ideas

hanging circular ombre escort cards

A bit about the jewelry

Bario-Neal Jewelry is a boutique jeweler whose mission statement sealed the deal for us (as if their stunning pieces didn’t have us head over heels!). They are committed to environmental responsibility, ethical sourcing, and marriage equality. Having them on board by providing the wedding rings and earrings was an essential element in our shoot. Not only did it stay true to our same sex nuptial celebration but it keeps our commitment to community in the wedding we designed. One set of rings were 14k rose gold sparkling with diamonds, the other a funky 14k yellow gold octagonal band paired with a horizontal marquis diamond engagement ring. Our shorthaired bride wore moonstone bezel stud earrings.

spring inspired reception table

vintage charger place settings

floral bunch table number

A bit about the dresses

The only thing better than one lovely bride in a wedding dress is two! The Wedding Pavilion at Van Cleve provided the beautiful gowns that our young brides wore. All of the details from start to finish had a nod to vintage tradition with a contemporary spin and this certainly was true with the bridal trousseau. The feather details that highlighted the décolletage in the model wearing the Pronovias (2014 collection) could not be more feminine. Her lovely partner wore Atelier Pronovias. This silk crepe column gown with chiffon illusion neckline and sleeves was a gorgeous tie in. No wedding would be complete without champagne and cake – so we highlighted this tradition with vintage champagne glasses and a textured butter cream cake from The Master’s Baker decorated to highlight the pops of color bursting in spring.

champagne tower with wedding cakes

flower topped white wedding cake

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Jewelry: Bario Neal

Photography: Lindsay Docherty Photography
Event Designer & Flowers: Campbell Studios
Venue: Kimmel Center
Stationery: Paper Rock Scissors
Cake: Master's Baker
Dress Shop: Van Cleve Wedding Pavilion
Dress Designer: Pronovias
Veil or Hair Accessories: Sara Gabriel
Prop/Furniture Rentals: Party Rental Ltd
Hair And Makeup: Bella Angel

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: green, orange, pink, white
Styles: modern