Travel Theme Wedding At The Smog Shoppe

Jenn and Victor are known for their love of wanderlust. So it seemed only natural that their wedding theme would be “around the world”. They carefully displayed art and objects collected  from various countries and used a map for their seating chart. Be sure to take note of the map it is quite a piece of art itself. They also incorporated Jenn’s Chinese heritage and Vic’s Mexican heritage throughout their cocktail hour, making it truly personal.

Enjoy more of this travel theme wedding at The Smog Shoppe photographed by Sweet Monday Photography in the full gallery.

Each guests was given a paper flower before they sat down for the wedding ceremony. After Jenn and Victor became husband and wife guests were asked to toss the flowers. Such a fun and idea.

For their reception, they had amazing BBQ to pay homage to Victor’s Texas roots as well as their mutual love of the BBQ. We love how they infused both of their heritages into their wedding favors. Saying thank you in both their languages on the favor tags is super cute.

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Photographer: Sweet Monday Photography
Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop

Event Designer: Yoleine Dumarsais
Venue: Smog Shoppe
Makeup: Jeannie Tran
Hair: Billion Dollar Hair
Caterer: Baby Blues BBQ
Cinematography: Artisan Production
Coordinator: Yoleine Dumarsais
DJ: DJ Orbit
Dress Designer: Enzoani
Flowers: Kathy Burnham
Cocktail Hour Caterer: Heirloom LA

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Ballet Bridal Shoot

Anything that has to do with the ballet evokes romance, don’t you think? Remember those beautiful ballet bridals that we featured. Those were so pretty too, now on to this romantic ballet bridal shoot from Melissa Biador Photography. She wanted to show brides with a limited budget that you can have beautiful photographs even without a huge wedding. Enjoy more of this ballet bridal shoot by clicking here.

Photographer: Melissa Biador Photography
Makeup and Hair: Beth Whitfield
Floral Design: Rae Florae
Rentals: Hall Events

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50s Style Wedding Ideas

When you meet Nancy and Justin, you almost feel as though you have stepped back into the 50s. So, it seemed only natural that this quirky couple wanted to incorporate their 50s retro style into every detail of their intimate Montreal wedding.

This vintage inspired affair was held at the Gallery Gora, a contemporary art gallery. The perfect backdrop for this retro themed wedding. All of this playful wedding decor was thoughtfully put together by Azar Jazestani Events and perfectly captured by Monique Simone Photography.

To see more of this 50s Style Wedding Ideas be sure to visit the gallery.

Photographer: Monique Simone Photography
Event Design | Coordinator: Principal Planner Azar Jazestani Events
Venue | Catering: Gallery Gora, Montreal
Makeup | Hair: Sabrina
Cake | Desserts | Sweet Table: Sucre by Principal Planner Azar Jazestani Events
DJ: dj Ian
Dress Designer: Cabaret
Floral Design: Fleurs des Jardins
Jewelry: J.Crew
Shoe Designer: Pour La Victoire
Stationery: Justin Kok


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Princess Wedding Ideas

eph*ra event design shared with us all these utterly romantic princess wedding ideas. Instead of a grand ball room theme, they opted to go with a charming garden setting. They layered lace, with soft pink flowers, green moss and vintage books.

They had such a lovely idea of having the bride display some her favorite  things at the table to represent her on her wedding day … a hand-painted tray, delicate mirrors, tiny lotus dishes, a crystal decanter, a frog prince, bunny bookends, old family pictures, chandeliers and bird cages. The beautiful pink silk boxed invitation and coordinating table numbers and menus tie in perfectly to the theme. Don’t you think? To see more princess wedding ideas click here. All this prettiness photographed by Corina V. Photography.

Photographer: Corina V. Photography
Event Design: eph*ra event design
Venue: Paletta Mansion
Makeup | Hair: Olivia Ha
Cake/Desserts: Two Enjoy
Dress Designer: Jasmine from Sweet Seraphine
Floral Design: Sticks & Stems Floral Studio
Stationery: Hip Ink
Chairs: Pat’s Party Rentals
Model: Deanna Gold

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Vizcaya Museum And Gardens Bridal Session

Michelle March Photography

This dreamy, feminine shoot all started with the stunning couture headpiece from the amazing Jannie Baltzer, whom we all adore.

Michelle March Photography loosely based this bridal session on the Greek mythology of Narcissus, who was renowned for his beauty and exceptionally proud. Narcissus disdained those who loved him. Nemesis saw this and attracted Narcissus to a reflection in a pool where he saw his own reflection in the water and fell in love, not realizing it was merely an image of himself.

This gorgeous shoot took place in one of the most romantic places in the world, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, located in Miami-Dade County. See so many more dreamy photos in the full wedding gallery.

Michelle March Photography

Michelle March Photography

Michelle March Photography

Michelle March Photography

Michelle March Photography

Michelle March Photography

Photographer: Michelle March Photography
Veil or Hair Accessories | Couture Headpiece: Jannie Baltzer Hair Accessories
Venue: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Makeup and Hair: Look Flawless
Cinematography: Michael Burgos Films
Dress Designer: Amsale
Floral Design: Field of Flowers
Jewelry: Jacqueline Pinto
Shoe Designer: Betsey Johnson

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Casa Romantica San Clemente Wedding

Casa Romantica in San Clemente was the backdrop for Clarissa and Dodger’s Spanish style wedding. It’s surrounded with beautiful reds, oranges, greens and blues that come from the gardens and Spanish tiles, and of course the ocean.

The bride tied Casa Romantica in with all the wedding details, which included using a design from a spanish tile at Casa Romantica for invitations, menus, and the wedding cake. See the rest of this beautiful Casa Romantica San Clemente Wedding from Joielala Photographie in the full wedding gallery by clicking here.

Orange County Florist, The Vine’s Leaf is one of our exclusive The Hand-Picked VendorsHand-Picked Vendors are at the top of their game and provide excellent services! Our picks were chosen because of their commitment to excellence, stylish and fresh ideas, and their overall fresh approach to weddings. To learn more about how our Hand-Picked vendors are chosen please click here.

Photography: Joielala Photographie
DJ: Extreme DJ 

Photography: Joielala Photographie | Wedding Planner: Exquisite!  | Venue: Casa Romantica  | Florals: The Vine’s Leaf | Catering: 24 Carrots | Caricatures: Brian Oakes | Musicians: Guitar Sounds | Video: Joel Austell | Makeup: Lettie Mix | Hair: Rosalie Wood | Invitations: Birds & Planes Letterpress & Design | Cake Topper: The Burbs | Wedding Tree: Bleu de Toi at Etsy | Garter: Studio Wed by Mirela at Etsy | Bride’s Dress: Jim Hjelm | Bride’s Shoes: Seychelles | Cake Servers & Dessert Forks: Sycamore Hill at Etsy | Hanger: La Cintre at Etsy

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Alice In Wonderland Wedding Inspiration

It is incredibly easy to be inspired with a fairy tale classic like Alice in Wonderland. We have seen it a few times on The Wedding Chicks over here and over here. Each Alice In Wonderland Wedding Inspiration has had its own unique twist.

Just as this one does, photography and design by Nicole Benitez Photography and A Blissful Nest. Over exaggerated head pieces, brightly colored goodies and some good old fashion Disney inspiration. Be sure to swing over to the entire gallery to see more Alice In Wonderland Wedding Inspiration.

Here are a few colorful ways to apply a little Alice In Wonderland love to your wedding

An outdoor garden reception
Tea cups are a must. Found Vintage Rentals and Casa de Perrin has an array of vintage tea cups for you to use.
Used mixed matched stickers and ribbons for wedding favor boxes like the ones above from  A Blissful Nest
Alice in Wonderland Topsy Turvy cake
Have card games set up for guests
Mad Hatter props in the photo booth

The ideas are endless; share more with us if you can think of any.

Photographer: Nicole Benitez Photography
Event Design: A Blissful Nest
Makeup: Nicole Lennox
Hair: A Pretty You, Brooke Lee
Dress Designer: Bonny Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Kait Emerson Designs {ties}
Stationery: A Blissful Nest
Veil or Hair Accessories: La Couture Amore
Custom Paper Poms: Pom Flair at Etsy

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Applied Arts Magazine Invitation Winner

First off, we have to mention that the couple meet on Craigslist. It just goes to show you that love can be found in the strangest places.

Secondly, how about those invitations? Officially an Applied Arts Magazine invitation winner and for a very good reason. Karen,the bride and owner of Sputnik Design – designed her own duotang themed invitations. Within each invitation was a tag she asked each guest to write well wishes or advice on. She then used these tags to decorate the florals for the ceremony. Amazingly cute right?

The whole wedding was super cute filled with school house charm. Globes, red apples, pencils, chalkboard doodles, and school books decorated the venue. A vintage school bell was even rung for announcements. Beautifully captured by Sara Wilde Photgraphy. To see more school house wedding ideas visit the full gallery.

Photographer: Sara Wilde
Venue: Enoch Turner Schoolhouse
Cake: Bobbette and Belle
Floral Design: Linden Grove
Officiant: Mandi Neiser
Stationery: Sputnik Design
Second Photographer: Sandra Bosscher
Photobooth: Snapz Photobooth
Cake Topper: The Bride : it had to include their four cats!

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Old Hollywood Wedding Ideas

Old Hollywood Wedding Ideas

Old Hollywood Weddings are very much about glitz and glamor. Intertwined Events & The Life Styled  put together some old Hollywood wedding ideas to inspire those of you looking to have a vintage Hollywood themed wedding. With pops of red, sparkly gold accents and art deco style stationery this inspirational shoot will surely inspire.

There are plenty more old Hollywood wedding ideas photos to see from Krista Mason Photography in the full gallery.

Old Hollywood Wedding Ideas

Old Hollywood Wedding Ideas

Old Hollywood Wedding Ideas

Old Hollywood Wedding Ideas

Old Hollywood Wedding Ideas

Old Hollywood Wedding Ideas

Old Hollywood Wedding Ideas

Old Hollywood Wedding Ideas

Photographer: Krista Mason
Event Design: Intertwined Events
Makeup and Hair: Fiore Beauty
Floral Design: The Vines Leaf

Venue: Ebell of Los Angeles

Cake/Desserts: Superfine Bakery
Dress Designer: Alina Pizzano
Groom’s Attire:  Dolce & Gabbana
Shoe Designer: Christian Louboutin
Stationery: Cherish Paperie
Stylist: The Life Styled
Linens – Posh Peony

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Pink Ombre Wedding Ideas

We have some ultra fashiony pink ombre wedding ideas for you to draw some serious inspiration from. The insanely clever Rebecca Hansen captured and styled the entire thing.

This charming set-up could easily be a fabulous bridal shower in the park or a friend’s back yard. Throw down a couple of blankets and whip up some fabulous canapes and get your ombre crafting on and you are all set. Be sure to see all of these fabulous ombre wedding ideas click here.

Photographer: Rebecca Hansen

Floral Design: Petal Floral Design

Event Design: Rebecca Hansen
Makeup: Blush
Hair: Kris Pavao- Just Hair

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A Bicycle Wedding Theme

First off, how incredibly clever is that altar? Random vintage bicycles hanging everywhere make this altar one for the books.

From the altar you can tell that cycling plays a major role in Sarah and Jason’s day-to-day lives so it only made sense for them to have a bicycle wedding theme. The bicycle theme is carried throughout the wedding. One of our favorite elements of this wedding is that each guest was given a bike bell as a wedding favor. We adore a bicycle wedding theme so much that we have some free printable bicycle wedding invitations that you can download here.

Be sure to read more from the bride and see more bicycle wedding ideas from Emily Porter Photography by visiting the full gallery and clicking here.

Photographer: Emily and Bobby of Emily Porter Photography
Event Design: Peiter Bouterse Studio
Venue and Catering: Inn Walden
Cake/Desserts: West Side Bakery, Akron, OH
DJ: Mark Guthrie of Jerry Bruno Productions
Dress Designer: Vera Wang
Floral Design: Peiter Bouterse Studio
Groom’s Attire: J. Crew
Shoe Designer: Seychelles Footwear


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Van Gogh Inspired Rustic Wedding Decorations

We absolutely adore the idea of making your wedding as personal as possible. If something has always inspired you, maybe a china pattern or perhaps a Van Gogh painting, we suggest you run with it and never look back.

A Blushing Romance Event Co. has been inspired by Irises, a painting by Van Gogh for many years and centered an entire shoot around the famous painting. Filled with vibrant floras and some to die for wedding calligraphy from Calligraphy by Hillary.

This Van Gosh inspired shoot filled with rustic wedding decorations was captured by Damaris Mia and there are so many more photos and information to read and see in the full wedding gallery.

Found Vintage Rentals is one of our exclusive The Hand-Picked Vendors. Hand-Picked Vendors are at the top of their game and provide excellent services! Our picks were chosen because of their commitment to excellence, stylish and fresh ideas, and their overall fresh approach to weddings. To learn more about how our Hand-Picked vendors are chosen please click here.

Photographer: Damaris Mia
Event Design: A Blushing Romance Event Co.
Makeup and Hair: Ralukiss
Cake/Desserts: Miso Bakes
Dress Designer: Mary Me Bridal
Floral Design: Bella Bloom Floral Design
Jewelry: Divine Jewel at Etsy
Stationery: Calligraphy by Hillary
Veil or Hair Accessories: Lo Boheme
Furniture rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
Dessert: Layer Cake Bakery
Bridesmaids dresses: Forever 21

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Bohemian Zoo Wedding By Shannon Mathis Photography

Surprisingly enough, your local zoo can also double as an exotic wedding location. Why not have drinks and canapes with some peacocks and a couple of giraffes? Another benefit of having a zoo wedding is that most zoos use the profits from events to help out the animals.

To give you a little taste of what a zoo wedding is all about, enjoy this bohemian zoo wedding captured by Shannon Mathis Photography. There are more exotic animals to see in the full wedding gallery.

Photographer: Shannon Mathis
Venue & Caterer: Palm Beach Zoo
Cake: Publix
DJ & Band: Sekond Nature
Dress Designer: David’s Bridal
Floral Design: Field of Flowers
Groom’s Attire: Mens Wearhouse and Nordstrom
Shoe Designer: Sahara
Stationery: Mixbook
Ukulele Player: Pacific Rhythms
Steel Drummer: Pan Paradise
Officiant: Rabbi Alon Lefkowitz

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Vintage/Anthropologie Themed Wedding

Allison wanted a vintage/anthropologie theme, which she knew is super popular, however she wanted to put her own little spin on the theme. Do not fret, she gives complete insight on the entire day. With a little help from her friends and some serious style – this wedding is surely to inspire. To see the entire wedding that was captured by onelove photography and read more from the bride. Be sure to click here.

From Allison on the ceremony site:

The curtain panels was something I wanted to do instead of an arch, which is very pricey. I purchased 27 yds of fabric (3 monochromatic tones of natural) from the Los Angeles downtown area and designed panels to create a neutral classic look for both sides of the gate. It provided two purposes; to mask the reception, and to create a ceremonial focal point. Gretchen Durgan with Flower Power LA only added to it’s design by suspending my little vintage bottles filled with flowers with jute twine.

Allison collected old photos and documents from both sides of the family and thought they would look awesome displayed on ripped dropcloth garlands that were made by visual merchadiser, Patrick Michael Masterso. The ripped dropcloth was originally hung in the window of Urban Outfitters, which I run by all the time and is how I came up with the idea. Patrick donated them to me for free and used the wooden clothespins and shipping tags to finish off my design and break the trend of hanging photos just on a clothesline.

In order to make these do-it-yourself table numbers Allison removed the glass and spray painted them with chalkboard paint and hand wrote each number with chalkboard marker. A steal worthy idea that we are sure you are going to take note of.

You might notice a fantastic bird garland in many of the photos, a $30 decoration that took forever to make and required the assistance of Allison and her friends. There are more close up views of this spectacular diy project in the full gallery. Amazing the things you can do with paper.

This lucky couple is the winner of the 2010 Choura Events Facebook Events Giveaway with De-Lovely Events. You must watch their submission video on YouTube here. It is pretty hilarious.

Photographer: onelove photography
Cake/cupcake stands by Archive Vintage Rentals

Event Coordinator: De-Lovely Events
Event Design: Bride: Allison O’Malley
Venue: Grapevine Arbor
Makeup: Elizabeth Dahl
Hair: Julie Canales
Cake/Desserts: Rossmoor Pastries
Caterer: Choura Events
Coordinator: The Amazing Candice De-Lovely!
DJ: Focus Entertainment
Dress Designer: St. Pucchi
Floral Design: Flower Power LA
Groom’s Attire: Giovanni Testi
Jewelry: Kristof’s
Lighting: Line 204 Events
Shoe Designer: Miss America
Stationery: Josh Lam Graphic Art
Officiant: Greg Tarakjian
Bridesmaid dresses by Bebe & Suzi Chin Maggie Boutique
flower girl dresses by J.Crew
Flower girl Baskets by April Hiller Designs on Etsy

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Vintage Travel Ideas Wedding From Rebecca Arthurs

A love for all things travel inspired our next couple’s wedding decor. In fact they meet while the bride was traveling through Morocco. How incredibly exotic. They took their globetrotting ways and designed a quaint and lovely reception along with some utterly fabulous paper goodies. In fact, the bride designed everything herself. How much do you love their invitations? There is really so much more to see in the full wedding gallery captured by Rebecca Arthurs.

Photographer: Rebecca Arthurs
Venue: Fort Adams
Hair & Makeup: Allison Barbera
Caterer: B&M Catering Company
Floral Design: Robin Hollow Farm
Ceremony Musician: Samantha Gillogly
Reception musicians: The Riverboat Stompers
Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

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Vibrant Carnival Themed Wedding Ideas

County fair ribbons as table numbers and homemade heart-shaped suckers were only a few of the handmade details from Thomas and Jaelithe’s  carnival inspired wedding. This colorful explosion of love was based around all things that the couple loved most about each other.

Jaelithe said that being in love with her husband is like being at a carnival, although he doesn’t readily supply cotton candy as much as she would like. Pure cuteness. Jaelithe designed the invitations (about 8 times), the save the dates, and every sign and note at the wedding. Read more about all the themed wedding ideas, diy projects and see the full wedding gallery by clicking here.

Event & Stationery Design: Jaelithe Guillette
Photographer: Brook Whitney Photography
Venue: Wine & Roses Estate
Cake: Naked Chocolat
Caterer: Smokin Pete’s BBQ
Dress Designer: Casablanca Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

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Pinwheel Inspired Wedding

We are back from our much needed hiatus and have a ton of amazing weddings to share with you. We are excited to start the week off with this lakeside wedding captured by Souder Photography.

Overflowing with whimsical touches from event designers Lovebird Style. Including all the colorful paper pinwheels used throughout the wedding and some beautiful floral arrangements. Be sure to visit the entire wedding gallery by clicking here.

There are more than a few special touches to Allison and Stu’s lakeside wedding; one that we especially love is that Allison and her dad made their entrance to the ceremony by boat!

Allison wanted the wedding decor to fit with the natural setting but Lovebird Style wanted to add a whimsical touch. They used birch wood vases, burlap, a family collection of jars and organic flower arrangements designed by Artisan Flowers to dress the tables. They couldn’t stop there so with the help of a few Allison’s friends, they made a bunch of paper pinwheels to stick in the flower arrangements and wood directional signs.

Event Design & Coordinator: Lovebird Style
Photographer: Souder Photography
Venue: Tims Ford Lake Clubhouse
Cake: TracyCakes
Caterer: Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint
Floral Design: Artisan Flowers
Dress: Brides Against Breast Cancer Charity Event
Groom’s Attire: Bacon Handmade
Stationery: Friendly Arctic Printing & Design
Hair Accessories: Which Goose on Etsy

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Disney Tangled Wedding Shoot

“I didn’t want to have to do this, but you leave me no choice. Here comes the smolder.” – Flynn Rider. One of our favorite quotes from Disney’s Tangled and exactly what we thought when we saw this styled shoot. This perfectly princess-inspired bridal shoot was envisioned by San Diego event designer Couture Events. It is everything that Rapunzel would have wanted for her wedding and then some.

Click here to see how this Disney fairytale was brought to life and to see all the gorgeous photos captured by Sunday Romance Photography.

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Photographer: Sunday Romance Photography
Event Design & Coordinator: Couture Events
Venue: Mt. Woodson Castle
Makeup: Faces of California
Hair: Beth Whitfield
Cake & Desserts: Hey there, Cupcake!
Dress Designer: Bliss Bride
Floral Design: Splendid Sentiments
Jewelry: Couture Boutique
Stationery: Posh Paperie
Rentals: Powwow Vintage Rentals

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Indian and Western Wedding By Carlie Statsky Photography

Indian weddings have such a magical presence to them. Full of rich details, bursting with colors and they are all incredibly lavish affairs. Our next wedding is exactly that, but with a modern twist. Anne and Ganesh, together with the help of the talented team at Dandelion Events, had a traditional Indian ceremony followed by a western ceremony. Everything came together beautifully.

We are doing something a bit different today and would love for you to experience Maharani Weddings. An amazing Indian Wedding website. If you head on over there, you will be able to see the entire wedding captured by Carlie Statsky. If you simply cannot wait you can view all the images in our full wedding gallery.

Caterer: Elaine Bell Catering

Photographer: Carlie Statsky
Event Design: Leslie Goldberg of Dandelion Events
Venue: Cornerstone Gardens
Desserts: Kara’s Cupcakes
Cinematography: Shakewell Studios
DJ: Josh Dukes
Floral Design: FleurEssence
Lighting: Napa Valley AV
Officiant: Hindu Ceremony: Pandit Sampath Sridharan | Western Ceremony: John Mark Curtis

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Multi-Cultural Beachy Wedding Ideas

As summer slowly fades away, we love to be reminded of the salty sea and the warm sun. Thanks to an inspirational shoot from Studio EMP Inc. we have some beachy goodness to swoon over.

This ethnic shoot took place at the Surf and Sand resort in Laguna Beach, California. With hints of India, Morocco, the Mediterranean and a little bit of Hawaii. There are so many more beachy wedding ideas to see in the full gallery.

Found Vintage Rentals is one of our exclusive The Hand Picked Vendors.  They are at the top of their game and provide excellent services! Our picks were chosen because of their commitment to excellence, stylish and fresh ideas, and their overall fresh approach to weddings. To learn more about how our Hand-Picked vendors are chosen please click here.

Photographer:  Studio EMP Inc.
Vintage Rentals & Decor: Found Vintage Rentals
Coordinator: LVL Weddings & Events
Cinematography: Mission Visual
Stationery: Paper and Thread
Cake: Sweet & Saucy Shop

Event Design: Found Vintage Rentals and Inviting Occasion
Venue: Surf and Sand
Makeup: Melissa Hennessee
Hair: Couture Beauty
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero from The Dresser Bridal
Floral Design: Inviting Occasion
Groom’s Attire: Tommy Bahama
Hair Accessories: Erin Cole

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Tuscan Picnic Wedding Inspiration

The McCartneys Photography and some other fabulous Wisconsin vendors collaborated to share a Tuscan Picnic with you.

We love the idea of having some lovely wine and beautiful cheeses for you guests to nosh on. We also love how they pinned strips of burlap fabric to Chinese lanterns. It gives the already fabulous decor a little something extra. To see more of this impeccably stylish shoot click here.

Photographer: The McCartneys Photography
Hair: Nicole Skyrzpchak
Dress Designer: Thelma’s Bridal – Impression
Floral Design: Evolutions in Design
Jewelry: Nicole’s
Groom’s Attire: Campbell Haines Menswear
Wine & Table Decor: Madison Avenue Wine Shop
Olive Oil: Door County Olive Oil
Honey Almond Granola: ShortninBread on Etsy
Models: Amanda Ball & Tyler Killinger

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Truly Western Wedding by Tinywater Photography

The Long Branch Saloon and Farm is a quirky wedding venue in Northern California that is pretty unique. Tinywater Photography shared with us Jennifer and Tony’s truly western wedding that paints a vivid picture of what this western wedding venue is all about. Be sure to see more of this western wedding by clicking here.

Photographer: Tinywater Photography

Event Design & Coordinator: Twitterpated Weddings
Venue: Long Branch Saloon and Farm
Makeup: Make Up Goddess (MUG)
Cake: Jen’s Cakes
Caterer: Crystal Springs Catering
DJ: bluEdge Productions (DJ Quantum)
Dress Designer: Gabrielle’s Bridal Atlier
Floral Design: Lester’s Flowers
Officiant: St. Anthony’s Catholic Church

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Frida Kahlo Inspired Shoot

Mignonne Handmades latest collection is completely unique. Most of the pieces are one of a kind. The collection is overflowing with handmade silk blossom charms, flourite, and turquoise. All things beautiful and dreamy. A perfect accessory for any stylish bride.

Here is simply a snippet of the collection. Captured in the desert by Ventola Photography  and inspired by the legendary Frida Kahlo. View the entire collection by clicking here.

Jewelry : Mignonne Handmade

Photographer: Ventola Photography
Venue: Wupatki National Monument
Makeup: Linda Wagner
Hair: Paige Ashcroft
Model: Rachel Wegehaupt
Additional Photography: Mackenzie Goodman
Assistant: Evie Carpenter

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A Vintage Airplane Wedding in Italy

Let’s hop on a plane and fly to Italy for our next weeding from Lelia Scarfiotti. Overflowing with vintage airplanes, vibrant colors and handmade touches.

The bride and groom shared a passion for collecting all things airplane, and it seemed only fitting to throw a wedding that revolved around planes. To see more images from this wedding be sure to click here.

Photographer: Lelia Scarfiotti

Venue: La Casa Gialla, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
Dress Designer: DeCesari Store
Floral Design: Enoteca Barni
Caterer& Desserts: Enoteca Barni
DJ: Christian Fregosi

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Seductive And Glamorous Wedding Details

The Beverly Hills SLS Hotel is a landmark of sleek sophistication. Providing endless inspiration with an experience of a seductive and glamorous environment. A perfect backdrop for a stylish modern wedding.

Enjoy all of these glamorous wedding details captured by Jessica Claire and perfectly styled by Alicia Townsend of Details Details. Of course there are so many more glamorous wedding details to be seen in the full gallery.

Sunny of White Lilac Inc. truly outdid herself while creating a table top of style and luxury using her personal vintage jewelry collection and her colorful books of intellect. The tabletop was filled with gradations of yellow, orange, and cream floral with beautiful Dahlias, Billy Balls, Kattelaya Orchids, Mukara Orchids, Succulents, and Tree Peonies. Also, adding elements of white ceramic pieces and velvet ribbon napkin treatments were a luxuriously chic touch! It is pretty much off the hook spectacular.

The playful colored and patterned tile from the Garden Terrace provided the perfect creativity this amazing modern wedding stationery. The antler heads from the lobby of the hotel presented a style that provided a unique take on the table top while incorporating the antlers within the invitations, adorable cookies, and stylish chandeliers.

We love antlers and cannot get enough of the stylish wedding print material designed by Paper Made Design. How much do you love them?

How spectacular is this modern wedding cake? Designed by one of our Hand-Picked wedding vendors, Vanilla Bake Shop . They make beautiful and delicious desserts & cakes from scratch with high quality ingredients such as Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans and Belgium chocolate. We think they are pretty super delicious. See more of their over the top work by clicking here.

Cake/Desserts: Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop

Photographer: Jessica Claire
Event Design: Alicia Townsend of Details Details
Venue: SLS Hotel
Makeup & Hair: Beauty By Berit
Dress Designer: Atelier by Dawn
Floral Design: Sunny of White Lilac Inc.
Cake Pops and Cookies: Kayla’s Kakes
Chandeliers: Revelry
Stationery: PaperMade Design
Printing: Czar Press
Veil or Hair Accessories: Shae Z Couture
Jewelry & Shoes: Jeannie’s personal collection

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Hummingbird House Wedding From She-n-He Photography

A Delicate lace dress, a handsome groom, an exquisite Austin, Texas wedding photographer and a venue. It is the perfect combination for an lovely feature.

Melanie Grizzel of She-n-He Photography designed and captured this old world vintage inspired shoot at the ever so popular Hummingbird House in Austin, Texas. There really are so many more beautiful images that you must see in our full wedding gallery.

A bit about this Austin Texas Wedding Venue:

Conveniently located in South Austin, Hummingbird House is the quintessential Garden Wedding Location! As you round the drive and pull in through the Iron Gate, you already get a sense the elegance of your event. Five and a half beautifully landscaped and manicured acres, you will feel far away from the ordinary It’s a true oasis of lush greens, blooming flowers and large palms.

Photographer & Designer: Melanie Grizzel of She-n-He Photography
Venue: Hummingbird House
Hair & Makeup: Erica Gray
Desserts: The Pie Society
Coordinator: Pearl Events
Dress Designer: Beth Ellis
Floral Design: Arthouse Design
Groom’s Attire: Spring Frost
Jewelry: Catherine Nicole
Shoe Designer: Spring Frost
Wardrobe styling by Laura Del Villaggio and Cheryl Smith:
Vintage Accessories: Amelia’s Retro-Vogue & Relics
White Organza Dress: Spring Frost
“Lana” Wedding Dress: by Beth Elis from Gilda Grace
Greenery: The Great Outdoors
Swarovski crystal evening bag from Spring Frost
Veil or Hair Accessories: Milli Star

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Ace Poolside Wedding Reception From Jesi Haack Design

There are so many marvelous ways to celebrate your love and of our course Melanie Bittick of Jesi Haack Design has a brilliant one. Why not a Palm Springs pool party? Get hitched poolside and have a party with your friends complete with a donut cake, otter shots and some fruity fun beverages.

There are so many more fun ideas to see in the whole gallery and more sunny details from one of our hand-picked wedding vendor Jesi Haack. Be sure to see all of this poolside wedding from Gabriel Ryan Photographers by clicking here.

Event Design: Melanie Bittick of Jesi Haack Design
Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Printed Goods: Wedding Chicks
Venue: The Ace Hotel

Photographer: Carlie Davis of Gabriel Ryan Photographers
Hair & Makeup: Lisa Venanzi
Floral Design: Bunch Studio
Stationery: Posh Paperie
Table Linen: La Tavola
Cake Stand: Sweet and Saucy Supply

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Equestrian Bridal Shoot by KT Merry Photography

There is just something so magical about horses, beautiful bridal accessories, and romantic flowers. Especially if they are taken by the amazing KT Merry who loves bringing elegance to a rustic location.

Ivy and Aster was the perfect bridal gown choice for the shoot. Their flowing and care free gowns paired with a few bold accessories from BHLDN along vintage pieces from C Madelines. Parrish Designs beautifully crafted an exquisite bouquet and wreath for our horse model, Wyatt, made from peonies and orchids.

KT Merry is one of our Hand-Picked wedding vendors. Each vendor is exclusively chosen by us. To see more of her amazing work and learn more about KT be sure to visit her Hand-Picked page.

Photographer: KT Merry

Dress Designer: Ivy and Aster
Floral Design: Parrish Designs
Venue: Heavenly Acres
Veil & Hair Accessories: BHLDN
Crochet Gloves & Lace Camisole: Vintage from C Madelines Miami
Makeup: Lori Cleary

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Proper English Wedding From Carla Ten Eyck Photography

Our next wedding took place at the Winthrop Estate in Lenox, MA. It was held on a rainy day in May and it was a cozy, intimate atmosphere.

Guests traveled from the UK to partake in the events under peach and pink umbrellas. The classic rooms had hanging lanterns, tea, and flowers in various soft pink tones. The bride walked into an original song by Darlingside, a rock string quartet. All exquisitely captured by Carla Ten Eyck. Be sure to see the entire wedding gallery by clicking here.

Photographer: Carla Ten Eyck

Venue: Winthrop Estate
Hair & Makeup: Christi of Peter Alvarez Salon
Coordinator: Jamie Berg of Winthrop Estate
Band: Darlingside
Dress Designer: Victoria Sdoukos
Floral Design: Crocus Hale
Officiant: Eva Sheridan
DJ: Bob Heck

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Texas Wedding At The Dallas Arboretum

For a country couple from Austin, this Dallas wedding was pretty glam. The wedding had silver touches all throughout to keep with the overall romance theme, however they also incorporated some country to reflect the couples personalities. They brought out the country touches for this event with the brides cowboy boots, the country band all the way down to the beer koozies they gave away for their wedding favors. Everything was planned to perfection by Eighteenth Avenue Events.

All photographed by Jenny Martell Photography. To see all the photos from this Texas Wedding click here.

Photographer: Jenny Martell Photography
Event Design & Coordinator: Eighteenth Avenue Events
Venue: Dallas Arboretum
Makeup: Shelley Burnett Designs
Hair: Osgood O’Neil Salon
Cake: Fancy Cakes by Lauren
Caterer: Gil’s Elegant Catering
Cinematography: Dominguez Films
DJ: Southern Chrome Band
Dress Designer: Enzoani
Floral Design: Fete des Fleurs
Groom’s Attire: Mens Wearhouse
Lighting: Marcus Rollins
Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka & Old Gringo
Stationery: The Write Invite
Rentals: Ducky Bobs
Bridesmaid Dresses: Coren Moore
Ceremony Music: Serenata Strings

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Preppy Modern Wedding Ideas

Utah Based Wedding Photographer, Rebekah Westover, shared with us this preppy yet oh-so-modern wedding.

With a bright yellow, Kelly green and cobalt blue color palette – these modern yet classic wedding ideas are sure to inspire. Rebekah actually photographed it for Utah Bride and Groom Magazine, in case it looks familiar to all you Utah Brides. If this wedding is right up your alley, be sure to see the full wedding gallery for more preppy wedding ideas.

Photography: Rebekah Westover
Event Design: Val Rasmussen
Cake: Carries Cakes
Invitations: Ann Elizabeth
Florals and Decor: Stella Posy
Linens: Soiree Productions
Gown: White Couture Collection at Gateway Bridal and Prom
Groom’s Attire: Zara
Hair and Makeup: Paula Dahlberg

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Music Themed Wedding

Our next bride happens to be full time wedding photographer (Emily Porter Photo) and her wedding has some clever ideas that we know you are sure to enjoy. In fact she goes into full detail about the entire wedding here. From start to finish the theme it’s a music themed wedding. From the engagement all the way to the table decor, it was all about the tunes. Captured by Ken Kienow.

Emily had so many clever ideas for their wedding, but one we think that you will especially love is that the little eggs you see on the table are actually tea lights. Since the wedding is based around music, the idea was to have a song assigned to a table in order for them to hit the buffet. Pure Genius.

The desert table is pretty intense and there are so many more photos of it in the full gallery that you have to see. The reason why it is so intense is Emily lost over 100 pounds (amazing!) and sweets are her weakness so every time she had a craving she added it to the desert table. Another brilliant idea.

Photographer: Ken Kienow
Event Design: Every Last Detail
Venue: Woman’s Club of Charleston
Hair: Daniel Cummings
Desserts: Frutcake
Caterer: Tastefully Dun and Pies and Pints
Dress Designer: Legends by Romona Keveza
Floral Design: Purchased Fifty Flowers, arranged by Every Last Detail
Groom’s Attire: H&M, custom tie by Bacon Handmade Neckware
Shoe Designer: Kate Spades
Wedges: from Zappos, hand-painted by Figgie Shoes
Stationery: Minted. for save the dates
Dessert Table Design: by Chelsea | Events
Table Linens: BBJ Linens
Sash:  Portobello
Earrings: Maridesign
Custom Guestbook Album: The Handmade Boutique
Ceremony Rug & Photobooth Backdrop: Urban Outfitters
Makeup: Sarah Franklin
Hair Accessories: Velvet Owl


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Marie Antoinette Wedding Ideas

If you love decadence and are looking to have an over the top lavish wedding then we have a treat for you! Brought to you by a group of very talented Canadian wedding vendors. Inspired by the infamous Marie Antoinette and all that she loved. Fashion, lace, anything pretty and of course yummy treats.

All photographed by Edison Photography. For more Marie Antoinette-Inspiration be sure to head on over to our full wedding gallery.

Photographer: Edison Photography
Venue: Ruthven Park
Hair & Makeup: Honey Bee Hair
Cake & Desserts: Sugarbelle Cake
Floral Design: Blossoms
Stationery: Anista Designs
Dresses, Jewelry & Hairpieces: Proper Topper
Pinwheels on Tablecloth: Appleford Paper

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In This Place Called Heavenly by Brandon Werth Photography

A handful of  Minnesota wedding vendors came together to produce this amazing summer barn yard extravaganza for you. The vision for this shoot was to focus heavily on duality and the playfulness between two people who come into a marriage not to be happy but to be “Heavenly!” All the details are quite spectacular and photographed ever so perfectly by, Brandon Werth in a restored school house from the 1800’s. How pretty are the flowers from Munster Rose?

Be sure to visit the gallery to see more photos by clicking here.

Floral Design: Munster Rose

Photographer: Brandon Werth
Event Design: Chelsey Paul
Cake/Desserts: Cocoa & Fig
Dress Designer: Joynoelle
Groom’s Attire: Erick from Modern Day Dapper
Jewelry: Stephanie Lake Design
Stationery: Paper, Rock, Scissors
Clutches: Ila Handbags
Hair & Makeup: Amy Jo Beniek

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Bridal Ballet Shoot by Love by Serena

Loren was a ballet dancer for about 20 years, and it seemed only natural to include ballet in her bridal portraits. She rummaged through endless boxes of dance accessories to find her best-looking pair of pointe shoes, and laced them up for this beautiful bridal session full of twirls and spins. Captured ever so perfectly by Love By Serena. To see more lovely photos be sure to click here.

Photographer: Love By Serena
Venue: Stroga
Dress Designer: Allure Bridals

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Our Love Is Sweeter Than Honey Bridal Shower

With spring and summer comes all things cheerful, charming, and warm. This BEEautiful bridal shower was inspired by the sweetest of them all: milk & honey! Couture Events partnered with SheWanders Photography to create this gorgeous inspiration. We adore both of these amazing San Diego wedding vendors.

This is one of those features that you are going to pass on to your maid of honor and say I want this pretty please. Lucky for your wedding party, Couture Events shared every last detail on how to pull this look off. You can read where to buy and make everything by clicking here. So, come step inside their sunny afternoon affair and get inspired!

Event Design & Coordinator: Couture Events
Photographer: SheWanders

Venue: Be Beauty
Makeup: Be Beauty
Hair: Foxi Lady Makeup and Hair
Floral Design: Organic Elements
Stationery: Brightly Designed
Desserts: Sweet As Honey
Linens: Concepts Event Design
Honey Dippers: Crate and Barrel
Plates & Glasses: Anthropologie
Bee Necklaces: Sophie and Chloe
Love Necklace & Earrings: Whitney Oliver Designs of Couture Boutique

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Sweet Garden Tea Party

There are so many different avenues you can take when planning your wedding. We adore the idea of having an afternoon tea party to celebrate your happy day. Setting up an intimate afternoon tea with a bit of English Breakfast, some tasty scones and a bit of champagne sounds incredibly inviting.

Bradley James Photography, along with some other lovely Michigan wedding vendors, came together to give you some wedding tea party inspiration. Click here to see more tea party inspiration.

Photographer: Bradley James Photography
Event Design: Stella Event Desing (Brittany Johnson)
Floral Design: Modern Day Floral

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Art Deco Wedding by Megan Ann Photography

Monika & Joe were married in downtown San Diego at the The Ultimate Skybox. Their vision from the beginning was a travel/art deco/old Hollywood affair with closest family and friends. Monika designed every detail, including all of the flower arrangements.

Since Monika is from Poland they incorporated the Polish tradition of presenting two shot glasses to the bride and groom. One containing water and the other containing vodka. Whoever picked the vodka is said to “wear the pants in the relationship.” You can tell by the photos who found the vodka.

Photographer: Megan Ann Photography
Venue: The Ultimate Skybox
Caterer: The Wild Thyme Company
Coordinator: Amanda McPhail
Dress Designer: David’s Bridal
Shoe Designer: Martinez Valero
DJ: A Touch of Class Music

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Music Inspired Wedding From Shewanders Photography

We are enamored by our next wedding. The entire wedding is stunning including the gorgeous photographs from the artistic Shewanders Photography.

From start to finish the bride and groom stuck with the music themed wedding. From the concert ticket place cards and “set-list” wedding programs to the personalized guitar picks and their favorite bands as table names; the music theme kept the wedding planning exciting and entertaining. To read more from the bride click here.

To see the entire wedding gallery click here.

Photographer: Suzanne Hansen Shewanders Photography

Venue: The Darlington House
Makeup & Hair: Ray Thomas
Cake | Desserts: CAKE
Caterer: Culinary Concepts
Cinematography: Epic Affairs
Dress Designer: Priscilla of Boston
Floral Design: Blast Off Blooms
Shoe Designer: Winslet by Benjamin Adams

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A Bright And Colorful DIY Wedding By Heather Curiel Photography

Who is ready for a multicolored, sweets-filled, anything-whimsical-goes, pinwheel and heart themed wedding with lots of lights and love? We are!

Heather Curiel Photography did a beautiful job of capturing this New Mexico DIY Wedding. Yes, indeed there are a ton of more images to inspire and awe you. See the entire wedding gallery here.

Photographer: Heather Curiel
Venue: Josefina’s Old Gate
Cake Topper: Darling Dexter
Dress Designer: Claire La Faye
Groom’s Attire: AJ Machete and Sons/ Cyberoptix (ties)
Shoe Designer: Irregular Choice
Veil or Hair Accessories: Emplume

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Cajun Wedding Inspiration From Trent Bailey Photography

We have such an incredibly from Trent Bailey Photography and Southern Fete. A Cajun themed styled shoot with southern feast of hush puppies, boudin balls, turducken with a wedding cake filled with pecan praline filling. Does not get any more southern than that!

If you are in love with the Southern Gentleman’s look provided by Louisiana born designer Billy Reid. His suiting is perfect for a Groom (or groomsmen) looking for something modern and different, but still classic gentleman.

You really have to see the entire gallery it is beyond super.

Photographer: Trent Bailey Photography

Event Design: Southern Fete
Venue: Acadian Villiage
Makeup: Kiki’s Consulting
Hair: Kiki’s Consulting
Cake/Desserts: Social Bites
Groom’s Attire: Billy Reid
Stationery: Southern Fete Creative
Dress: courtesy of A-Net’s Enchanted Dream
Hair Pieces: Preston and Olivia

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Rockabilly San Francisco Zoo Wedding From Tinywater Photography

Tinywater Photography is just as unique as our next wedding that took place at none other than the San Francisco Zoo.

How much do you love the bride’s tea length creamy pink vintage dress? Super adorable… right?  To top it off  the love birds  even had a petting zoo for the cocktail hour. Be sure to see more of this Rockabilly San Francisco Zoo Wedding to soak in all the fun by clicking here.

Photographer: Tinywater Photography

Venue: San Francisco Zoo
Makeup: Makeup by Kristen
Hair: DiModa Salon
Cake/Desserts: Peeples Baking
Caterer: Taste of the Wild
Floral Design: Flights of Fancy Design
Dress: Gown Boutique Park Place Vintage

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Colors: black, red
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Tea Party Engagement From Three Nails Photography

The ever so hip Three Nails Photography shared with us this Tea Party engagement session. With tasty treats and a bit of a rustic vibe, this shoot definitely alludes to a wedding that is going to be filled with eclectic surprises.

Oh la la we love! Let us know how much you are adoring this little number. Be sure to check out the full gallery with all the scrumptious details.

Photography: Three Nails Photography

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Texas Wedding Ideas From J Wilkinson Co Photography

Piper & Adam had a true Mexican style wedding that took place in the historic Mission San Jose, downtown San Antonio, Texas. They both wanted a laid back celebratory fiesta vibe for their day.

The historic Mission San Jose was perfect church to fulfill that vision for the ceremony and Club Giraud, a private club, for the reception on the Riverwalk for its location and incredible patio.

J Wilkinson Co Photography did a lovely job photographing this Spanish style wedding.

Photography: J Wilkinson Co Photography
Caterer: Club Giraud
Dress Designer: Christos
Flowers: Trinity Flowers
Cake: Cathy Young

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Circus Inspired Wedding From Jessica Lorren Organic Photography

Pure magic is what happens when a graphic designer dreams up her very own circus inspired wedding. Complete with a carnival themed invitations and tons of fun.

We love how the flower girls carried stuffed handmade circus elephants that the bride found on Etsy, and that all of the guests enjoyed a caricature artist and clown noses and whirly-pops. So much fun.

Captured by Jessica Lorren Organic Photography. Be sure to see the full wedding gallery for more carnival inspired ideas.

Photography: Jessica Lorren Organic Photography
Venue: The Ringling Museum
Cake: Pastries by Design
Caterer: Fete
Flowers: The Naked Florist
Lighting: Affairs in the Air
Stationery: Renee Alarid
Elephants and Strong Man: Etsy
Coordinator: Nicole Kaney

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Whimsical Woodland Bridal Shower From Alexa’s Photography

This is for all you recently engaged ladies. Some oh so fabulous wedding shower ideas to pass along to your friends. This is actually a real life bridal shower that Alexa’s Photography created for her best friend. She collaborated with some of the best vendors in Greensboro, NC to pull off a bridal shower of a lifetime. Filled to the brim with colorful details. To see more inspiring photos click here.

Photographer: Alexa’s Photography
Event Design: Melissa Lewkowicz
Cake/Desserts: Maxie B’s
Caterer: Sweet Basil’s Restaurant
Stationery: Ashleigh’s Fine Paper
Linens, Candelabras, China: Partymakers
Thrill of the Hunt
Venue: Private Residence

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Colors: red
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Secretariat Wedding Ideas By Ashleigh Taylor Photography

If you are looking for some equestrian wedding inspiration, we have a bit of here for you from Ashleigh Taylor Photography. An actual event that definitely has a few ideas to steal from. The decor simply HAD to be unabashedly Southern, so Kate Baker, of Kate Baker Floral Design teamed up with Kat Napolitano of Entertainment Plus Productions , to create an atmosphere of genteel “Old Southern” hospitality!

Be sure to check out the full wedding gallery here.

Photographer: Ashleigh Taylor Photography

Event Design: Kat Napolitano of Entertainment Plus Productions
Stationery: Peilin Chen-Breller Style and Design
Lakeside Country Club
Floral Design and Decor: Kate Baker Florals
Stationary Design:  Peilin Chen-Breller Style and Design

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Colors: peach
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Autumn Wedding Inspiration

This next little number is courtesy of Indiana photographers, Finnrose Photography. It is for all of you fall DIY brides looking for a little inspiration. Complete with a lovely fall wedding color palette of white, peach, silver, and brown.

How much are you loving the idea of incorporating a seasonal drink into your wedding? Nothing says fall like some crisp apple cider. Are you incorporating a signature wedding cocktail into your wedding? To see the full wedding gallery click here.

Photography & Styling: Finnrose Photography
Floral: Peppertree Floral

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Colors: orange
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Yellow and Gray New York Wedding

Get ready for some yellow and gray steal worthy ideas from New York event designers, Rock Paper Scissors Events. They really dove in deep and represented the couple as whole. Taking their love for books and travel and turning into a visual masterpiece. Our favorite element of this fabulous New York wedding is the escort card table along with a huge stack of books and a vintage globe. Share with us what you love! Read on find out all the juicy details from Rock Paper Scissors Events.

Be sure to check out the entire wedding gallery by clicking here.

From Event Stylists: Rock Paper Scissors Events

The bride, Marcella, is a teacher and the groom, Cameron, loves to read, so we personalized the decor with a really cute book and travel theme as they are big travelers as well. The couple lives in Brooklyn, and the wedding took place at the LOVELY Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Each table had a stack of vintage books (that served as a favor for each guest to take home), postcards made by the groom (who is an amateur photographer) of cities they have traveled to together with travel tips from the couple, and gorgeous soft yellow flowers. We used airmail envelope as escort cards, and the groom had vintage polaroid cameras that we used to decorate the escort card table along with a huge stack of books and a vintage globe. Each table represented a different city that the couple had traveled to together, and the postcards with the groom’s photography really livened up each table. The books were a great way to add height and visual interest inexpensively as the bride and groom collected the books at used books stores, stoop sales, and from friends over several months. The end result was an extremely personalized, visually dynamic table that did not break the bank!

Event Design: Rock Paper Scissors Events
Photography: Ohana Photographers
Flowers: Seaport Flowers
Venue: The Palm House at Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
Band: The A Band
Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sotero
Bridesmaid’s dresses: Jenny Yoo
Groom and Groomsmen attire: Eisenberg and Eisenberg

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Colors: gray, yellow
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Kate Spade Inspired Wedding Ideas

This eclectic, chic photo shoot was inspired completely by Kate Spade. MMD Events wanted to create a table reflecting the eclectic, bright colors and chic design. The absolute perfect location for this eclectic chic inspiration shoot was the Postcard Inn, a fabulous new boutique hotel located on St. Pete Beach. Everything was focused and designed around a bold pattern and the colors of kelly green, hot pink, gold, orange, and black and white. Read on hear more about how this Kate Spade Wedding shoot came to life. All photographed beautifully by Florida wedding photographer, Tina Bass Photography

Be sure to check out all the details by clicking here

We wanted to show brides that they can use bright colors and bold patterns and still be chic and modern. Placed with unique plates, the simple, chic menus created by Emily Ley Paper were the starting element. A simplistic colored border and matching font coordinated with the color of the napkins and the “place books”. Place cards created by Emily were made to look like “titles” for miniature books, doubling as favors at each place setting. Various found objects and a unique table number created by Every Last Detail added to the eclectic feel for the table.

A gorgeous centerpiece in shades of pink garden roses was placed on top of fashion magazines, standing out against the backdrop of a chic black lamp. A champagne and gold overlay was draped over a kelly green satin linen, all provided by Connie Duglin Linen. Gold chivari chairs from Signature Event Rentals were adorned by custom chivari chair toppers created by Simply & Forever Boutique, adding the perfect amount of style and sophistication. Combined with a custom bench cover made of a black and white floral print, the black and white seating completed the whole table.

Our stunning model wore a gorgeous gown provided by White Closet Co. and was all dolled up by Hope Henderson Artistry and Hair By Monique. She was accessorized with Stella & Dot jewelry, Bethany Lorelle hairpieces, and an adorably chic clutch from Oatmeal Lace Design. These bright colors and bold patterns are perfect for a stylish bride wanting a wedding that is a little different, yet still incredibly chic. And of course the details are what complete this whole eclectic chic look!

Florida wedding vendors Tina Bass Photography and flower and event designer MMD Events are proud sponsors and preferred vendors of The Wedding Chicks.

Flowers, Event Design & Event Planning: MMD Events
Detail Design: Every Last Detail
Venue Location: Postcard Inn
Paper Products: Emily Ley Paper
Linens: Connie Duglin Linen
Dress: The White Closet Co.
Rentals: Signature Event Rentals
Chivari Chair Toppers: Simply & Forever Boutique
Hair: Hair By Monique
Makeup: Hope Henderson Artistry
Jewelry: Stella & Dot
Hair Accessories: Bethany Lorelle
Clutch: Oatmeal Lace Design

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Colors: pink
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Fall Wedding Decor Ideas

Fall has approached, and we always get very excited with all the fun and decorative pieces you can find when this time of year hits. Andi Mans Photography shared with us this “mysterious woodsy table for two”, with a southern touch. Everything that is hanging was crafted by hand, including the White Cupcake Liner Pom Poms, burlap table cloth and homemade meringue.

There are so many more inspirational images that you can see by clicking here.

Photography, Staging & Decor: Andi Mans Photography

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Colors: orange
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1960s Mad Men Theme Wedding

Susie here — also known as The Wedding Chicks programmer. You might remember my Mad Men Save the Date from earlier this year (click here to get your own customized version). I can’t believe it, but the wedding came and went on Friday, October 1! I’m here to share the details with you! Please enjoy our Mad Men Theme Wedding.

All of the amazing photos were taken by the super sweet and oh-so-talented Seattle wedding photographer, Julie Harmsen.

When we got engaged we knew our wedding wouldn’t be traditional. We wanted something fun, comfortable, and focused on our love. To come up with the theme, I brainstormed with Jocey (one half of The Wedding Chicks!). Our original venue, which actually went out of operation before our wedding, was decked out in mid-century modern furniture. We loved this look, so we chose to match it with an early-to-mid 60s Mad Men theme. I started collecting ideas by going through vintage magazines from the 1960s, like Vogue, and photo galleries from the show.

To capture the Mad Men look, I had my dress custom designed by Andrea Pitter of Pantora. Working with Andrea was so easy! I explained my vision and she took my ideas and came up with her own creative spin. I finished the look with vintage-inspired jewelry by Mercury Jane Designs on Etsy. The birdcage veil and mini hat was custom designed by Eugenia of Petit Plume, who stepped in for me very last minute and designed something 100% original! Of course the look would not have been complete without the help of Renee and Emily of Two Fishes Artistry, who gave me a high, retro updo and beautiful makeup to match.

We had planned for our wedding to be held at a rooftop venue overlooking the Las Vegas strip. We wanted the reception to feel more like a cocktail party with dancing under the stars. Six weeks before the wedding, we discovered that our venue had gone “out of operation”. Our absolutely incredible wedding coordinator, Juliet Douglas of Green Orchid Events, really came through for us in hunting down a replacement venue on such short notice. She executed and coordinated the entire wedding flawlessly. Juliet and her team were our wedding heroes! Thanks to their hard work, we landed a perfect backup venue in The Platinum Hotel a few miles off the strip. The Misora Terrace at the hotel has a breathtaking view of the Strip as well as the mountains beyond, making it a beautiful spot for the ceremony as well as the perfect spot for a party-vibe reception after sunset.

We kept the ceremony simple, and sweet, and it was such a beautiful event for us! We only invited our immediate family members to the ceremony to keep it intimate. We placed benches for the guests around our four post altar with hanging orange and white blooms and crystals. Everyone had a great seat, and we were surrounded by a warm, loving energy. Our officiant Reverend Judy Irving wrote such a touching ceremony that all of our guests loved.

At the reception, we opted for an interactive dessert station rather than a traditional wedding cake. Our floral designer, Fleuretica, along with Picture Perfect Events, came up with the clever concept of a station divided in half, with one side representing feminine, and the other masculine, joined together by a common object: a window in the middle of a shared wall. This symbolism was so perfect for marriage, but also for the Mad Men theme in creating a retro kitchen for one side, and a sleek mid-century modern bar or office for the other. They filled each space with vintage furniture and props from the 1960s. I felt like we were on the Mad Men set! Sweet and Saucy Shop provided the delicious and lovely little desserts for each side, which included mini lattice top pies and delicate french macaroons in the kitchen, and rich chocolate mousse dessert shots and chocolate dipped pecan shortbread squares in the office.

Guests were encouraged to channel Mad Men in their attire. Fleuretica put together an amazing accessory bar for us, again using vintage pieces and tons of props throughout the display. The ladies could finish off their retro look with gloves, handbags, pearls, and scarves, while the men could grab a fedora, vintage tie, and vest, amongst other items. The station also had other great details, like an old shoe shine kit and perfume bottles. This was a huge hit with our guests! We let them capture their look in photos by setting up a photo booth area with a long couch right next to the accessory bar. Our amazing photographer, Julie Harmsen, created the setup for us and provided a remote control so guests could snap their own shots. We now have hundreds of hilarious, super fun photos that we will absolutely treasure forever.

In lieu of a traditional guestbook, an aqua, vintage typewriter (do any weddings *not* have a vintage typewriter these days?) directed guests to write a note and tack it to our “office bulletin board”, as Mad Men is set mostly in the office. I also purchased an orange suitcase from the 1960s on Etsy, and used it to hold the cookie favors. The favors were made by my uber talented sister-in-law, Brigi, who matched them to the invitations I designed (look for a customizable version of my invitation coming your way soon!). We also included four popular 1960s cocktails for guests to try at the bar.

DJ Smiles Davis of the infamously awesome The Flashdance kept the party going all night long. Smiles was our dream DJ! She played a great eclectic mix of songs and kept the party vibe right where we wanted it without ever treading anywhere near “traditional reception music”. Everything you have heard about The Flashdance is true — they are the best, there is no way around it.

Lighten Films was on hand to capture the event in live action on film. We’ll share a trailer from them in a few weeks so you can see what it was like, up close and personal!

I will be sharing more details and personal stories over in Brides in the coming weeks!

Photographer: Julie Harmsen Photography
Coordinator: Green Orchid Events
Flowers: Fleuretica
Desserts: My Sweet and Saucy
Officiant: Reverend Judy Irving
Filmmaker: Lighten Films

Cookie Favors: Brigi Schindler, sister-in-law of the bride
Dessert Station Design: Fleuretica and Picture Perfect Events
DJ: Smiles Davis from The Flashdance
Dress: Pantora by Andrea Pitter
Furniture rental: Somers Furniture
Hair & Makeup:  Two Fishes Artistry
Headpiece: Petit Plume
Invitation & Printed Materials: Zee Studio (the bride)
Jewelry: Mercury Jane Designs
Lighting: All Events DJ
Printer: Papeterie
Venue & Catering: The Platinum Hotel

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Colors: blue, orange
Styles: theme

Hawaiian Themed Wedding Ideas

We love Hawaii, especially Amy! So we had to share some weekend Hawaiian wedding inspiration from Joanna Tano Photography.

With a rustic, backyard setting and very vibrant colors, Maile and Cody’s casual wedding is filled with inspirational backyard wedding ideas. We love the green dresses and the cowboys boots. Be sure to check out all the perfect wedding details by clicking here.

Hawaiian wedding photographer, Joanna Tano Photography is a proud sponsor and preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks

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Colors: green
Styles: theme

Carmel Super 8 Wedding

Sitting in a Tree shared with us their incredible Super 8 Wedding Film shot by Austin Hendrix. Read on to here about the wedding details from the bride, Myka. If you would like to see more of this wedding you can head on over to Style Me Pretty to check out the whole wedding

Our wedding day was truly a labor of love. Georges and I had decided early on that we wanted to have a cocktail style wedding, no formal sit-down dinner, just drinks, desserts and lots of dancing. To help create our DIY vision, our families and friends poured their hearts into making sure our day was absolutely perfect. Our amazing moms made desserts, our aunts made appetizers, our uncles played live music during the ceremony, our cousins hung fabric, our siblings created floral arrangements and our best friends ran around town making sure everything was ready for our special day. We found the most amazing location nestled away in Carmel Valley. It created the perfect setting to share our day with all of our friends and family. We were lucky enough to have won a wedding photography contest and the wonderful Melissa Diep Photography flew out all the way from Chicago.

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Chicago Wedding Photographer Melissa Diep is a proud sponsor and preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks

Venue: Hidden Valley Music Institute
Florals: Sitting in a Tree (Bride’s company)
Wedding Dress: Aidan Mattox from Nordstrom

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Colors: green, yellow
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The Cutest California DIY Wedding Ever

We have a huge crush on Joy Harmon Prouty of Wildflowers Photography and we are over the moon to share her next wedding with you. If you recall, we actually featured Rochelle and Bobby’s darling engagement shoot. Inspired By Their Love Of Children was the theme of the engagement shoot which naturally carried on to their wedding decor and was actually styled by Wildflowers Photography as well. Talk about a jack of all trades.

Rochelle and Bobby wanted their wedding to be fun, creative, personal, handmade, inexpensive and a theme based upon all things childlike. They also firmly believed that it should be a day celebrating their love for God and their childlike joy in waiting on His timing in bringing the two of them together.

From Wildflowers Photography on the creative touches of the day:

Pinwheels made out of children’s book pages, paper chains, painted cardboard clouds, quilts hanging as backdrops, hundreds of old time candies, paper flowers, chalkboard artwork, cupcakes topped with fruit loops, gummy worms and sprinkles, a dinner catered by an in & out truck, a cotton candy machine, multicolored paper crowns, handmade boutonnieres with kites colored by my Gracie, paper “leaves” cut from an old Cinderella storybook and a lollipops, 20 pairs of converse sneakers and one fantastic hand made swing set.

photography & styling: wildflowers photography
location: church: cornerstone community church, Simi Valley, Ca
reception location: a friend’s backyard for free
boutoneirres: handmade from old children’s book pages, child-colored kites & a lolly pop
decor: vintage candy machines & vintage looking candy found online
food: in & out truck
paper flowers and paper chains were from kits we got at Paper- Source
little cupcake toppers:
flowers (bouquets only): madison’s garden
cupcakes: MaTiCaKeS!

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Colors: brown, orange
Styles: theme

Los Angeles River Center and Gardens Weddings

Let us head on over to Los Angeles for a Japanese, Czech, and Mexican inspired wedding with a modern twist. Teo is half-Japanese and Laura is half-Czech, and they both grew up in Los Angeles where you can find some of the best Mexican cuisine around.

Combined with a stylish aesthetic the event was ever so fashionable, it was a perfect blend of very traditional navy Japanese fabrics and old wooden tables, offset with crisp and modern white chairs and plates. Topped off with colorful and spindly succulent flower arrangements wonderfully designed by La Partie Events. Laura and Teo’s wedding was perfectly captured by KLK Photography.

During cocktail hour, guests played arcade games (skee ball, basketball toss, Street Fighter, NBA Jam, air hockey, foosball) and lawn games (croquet and bocce ball). So fun! Teo and Laura wanted their wedding to be about fun games, excellent food, and great music in a comfortable but pretty environment. This celebration was all about giving our guests a great party!

Photography: KLK Photography.
Flowers: Megan Fickling Pearson, La Partie Events
Rentals & Linens: Classic Party Rentals

Caterer: Chichen Itza Catering
Cake: Oversized Fortune Cookies
Entertainment: Kevin Seaton, DJ
Invitations: designed by the bride
Brides Attire: Bride’s Attire : Reem Acra off-the-rack resort wear dress, mother’s vintage silver bracelet, completely goofy Steve Madden white tuxedo shoes because they were hidden by the dress and made her laugh.
Groom’s Attire: Joseph Abboud gray suit he already owned, black tie with white dots

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Sweeter Than Honey California Wedding

From start to finish this wedding is the bees knees. You are literally going to go gaga over all the juicy details that Sara and Brian have in store for you. Effortlessly captured by the incredibly talented Mi Belle Photography who always seems to amaze us with their over the top weddings. The event and design are seriously beautiful thanks to Amber Events and wait until you see the florals, they are to die for. Peony & Plum Floral Design hand painted vintage milk cartons to give it that extra added touch.

Sit back relax and enjoy some a truly sweet wedding and be sure to read on for Sara shares with us this masterpiece came together.

The antique Cameo was my Great Grandmas. When she was alive I would look in stare at that cameo, I thought it was and is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. My Great Grandma passed away when I was a senior in high school, and ever since then I dreamed about wear her cameo on my wedding day. That day my grandma brought it, the box in the picture is actually the original box she received the cameo in. It meant the world to me to wear something of her’s with such meaning to me- made me feel that she was by my side on our special day.

From the Bride:
Brian and I meet in college across a parking lot and hit it off from the start. Once, we were engaged the planning began. I knew I wanted a outdoor/rustic wedding, like the ones you see in the wedding magazines. But, I was fearful I would  not be able to pull it altogether. When we meet Amber we totally hit it off and knew she got the vision of the wedding. She got us in touch with our amazing vendors and we were able to pull off a great day.

Up to the month before the wedding, I still was not sure that it all would look put together. The week before when I saw my dress, the honey jars, the chalkboards, the flowers, and linens, I could breathe knowing the day would look amazing. The theme of Bees evolved over the weeks before the wedding through my mom and I (Both of us are teachers so creativity and ideas are always within our conversations), we thought honey “bee sweet take one” and”Eat drink and Bee married”.

Throughout the wedding planning process etsy became an obsession, thus the vintage milk carrier that held our wishing cards, tree stump ring holder, and the wood signs in the front of the venue. When the day came, everything was perfect and I was calm.

Brian and I had a Blast ! Everything came together in a rustic/elegant manner in our flowers, signs,drinks (vodka lemonade),dress, and venue. All of our friends had a blast and danced the night away and we only get great reviews about the day. At the end of the night Brian and I got in the limo to go to the Lagham, and it was pure silence. We started to laugh, we both were soo exhausted and happy (all at the same time), we could not believe how amazing everything was and how perfect it came out-Truly was the greatest day of my life!

Thanks Amber, Mi Belle Photography, and Peony & Plum Flowers, we could not have pulled it off without all of you! xoxo- Sara

Photography: Mi Belle Photography
Wedding Planning & Design: Amber Events
Florist: Peony & Plum Floral Design
Honey Favors: Rock Cheese and Honey
Hey Mister DJ:  Ceremony & Reception music
Wedding Cake : Portos Bakery
Linens: La Tavola
Priest: Father Ara
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Dress:  Pronovias
Bridesmaids dress: Jasmine B2 Bridesmaid dresses
Sign: True Connection

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Colors: purple
Styles: theme

Disney Pixars Up The Wedding

Before we start, let’s back it up a bit … if you recall, we posted Wildflowers Photography, Pixar’s Up Inspired Engagement Shoot. Take a look by visiting here! Long story short, Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera (writer and producer of the movie UP!) sent Lynnette and James a customized hand drawing based on them and a little note about how much they loved their engagement photos. The photo is below! Pretty amazing…right?

From Joy of Wildflowers Photography on Pixar calling her!

Yay to Wedding Chicks for being so rad and helping guide these photos up to the big head honchos. Such a rad thing that they took interest in the couple and Pixar even called me to say how much they loved the photos.
Joy. To see more photos of the wedding please click here.

From Lynnette the bride on their wedding:

After 8 years of growing in love James and I decided to invite our closest friends and family to celebrate our marriage and everyone in our lives who brought us together. It was as much about our friends and family as it was about us. We were engaged in our favorite vintage photo booth at the Musee Mechanique in San Francisco, so we knew from the beginning that we had to have a photo booth at the wedding and everyone had a great time taking photos in it!

We wanted the wedding to be unique, personal, intimate and beautiful which it turned out to be all of those things! We wanted every aspect to represent “us” from the handmade save the dates and invitations to the picnic blankets and baskets we used in lieu of chairs at the ceremony. We had one of our best friends perform the ceremony which meant so much to us. It was so special saying our own self written vows and “crossing our hearts” to love each other rather than saying “I do”.

On their wedding inspiration:

Lynnette and Jame’s wedding was loosely based on our favorite Pixar movie “UP”! Some fun items that they included was picnic baskets, grape soda, a painted mailbox and a few balloons!

They had help from family and friends along the way to make this incredible day come alive. They made their save the dates and invites with help from their moms. Lynnette and her Mom made the entire dessert bar based on the adorable custom cake topper from lollipopworkshop on Etsy. We love the use of vintage hankies to make an adorable bunting backdrop. Everything came together and looks quite amazing.

If you are not looking to have a DJ you might want to see if you can borrow sound equipment from friends who also helped set up a iPod DJ station!

Are you loving the wedding so far? So many great ideas that are truly steal worthy like the Photo Booth sign below. Which is actually one of our FREE DIY DOWNLOADS. You can customize your own photo booth sign and have it emailed instantly by clicking here.

Photos : Joy at wildflowers photography
Floral: Kate at flowerwild events
photo booth: Capital photo booth
catering: Eco Caters
rentals : Town and Country event rentals
cupcakes and desserts: Cupcakeryonline
bride: Melissa Sweet
groom: J Crew
bridesmaids: Anthropologie
grooms men: J Crew
location: Saddlerock ranch
cake topper: lollipopworkshop on Etsy
vintage picnic baskets, hankies and blankets!

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Colors: yellow
Styles: handmade, theme

Fresh & Modern Connecticut Wedding

This is one of those weddings that look like they jumped right out of the magazine. Every last detail was accounted for thanks to Jubilee Events and captured by on of our favorites Carla Ten Eyck Photography.

Danielle and John were engaged while on a holiday in Paris…. and so it inspired their Parisian faire. To carry that French feeling Danielle wore one of our favorite gowns from Melissa Sweet, The Billie paired with aqua pumps. To top off her look she daunted an adorable bird cage veil.

We know that you are going to enjoy this entire wedding and will be taking some serious notes on some steal worthy ideas. We also have to mention that if you love this you will adore another inspirational treat from Jubilee Events & Carla Ten Eyck Photography that you can see by clicking here.

Their color story was jubilant and dramatic shades of hot pink, feather, jadite, lilac, coal and sunflower which they effortlessly tied into the bridesmaid dresses. To play off this color scheme Danielle had her maids each dressed in a different color chiffon dress from j.crew and carried bouquets bursting with color and florals like fern, fiddle heads and pink dahlias.

Coal colored urns of flowers with rich colors spilled over on the tables dressed in ribbon taffeta. Inspired by a French tea party, gold encrusted bone china adorned the tables with playful mix-matched plates and ornate polished silver. The menu was designed on mint colored stock with hand stamped gold flourishes! Guests took home delicious pink boxes filled with French macarons flavored in raspberry and pistachio.

Jubilee Events & Carla Ten Eyck Photography are both outstanding Connecticut wedding vendors. They just so happen to be proud sponsors and preferred vendors of The Wedding Chicks.

Ceremony & Reception Location: Saybrook Point Inn & Spa
Event Planning / Design / Rentals: Jubilee Events
Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Gown & Accessories: The White Dress by the Shore
Floral Decor & Design: BLUSH
Beauty: Jennie Fresa Beauty Library
Macarons: Le Petit France Bakery
Lighting / Entertainment: Rob Alberti
Maid’s Gowns: j. crew
Wedding Paper: Jubilee Events
Wedding Cake: Creative Cakes by Donna

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Bridal Shower Decor Ideas

Are you looking for some bridal shower decor inspiration? Well here are some lovely bridal shower ideas from Nico Designs that we think you will enjoy. Sweet yet sophisticated and beyond doable. Jessica Lewis Photography captured this inspiring event.

Soft pinks and strawberries, how can one go wrong?

Wrap it up pretty! We love the idea of giving your guests a beautifully wrapped package. Nico made it especially unique by topping off each package with a vintage brooch. It adds that extra bit of customization to the look and feel of the table decor.

Jessica Lewis Photography is a proud sponsor and preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks.

Design and Decor: Nico Designs

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Colors: pink
Styles: theme

Oregon Backyard Wedding With Peacock Details

This wedding took place in Grant’s Pass, Oregon on a private property of a very close and dear friend of the bride. Ashley and Andrew met each other in New Zealand, where is is from. They have traveled back and forth over the last year between countries to spend time with each other. This was an ‘international’ wedding with all the visitors from out of town.

Ashleigh’s wedding theme was not only budget friendly, but it was all about peacocks and cowgirl boots. Thanks to Jessica Feely Photography for sharing this backyard beauty with us.

Photographer: Jessica Feely Photography
Dress: Davids Bridal
Bridesmaids dresses: Own finds.
Flowers: Put together by all the bridesmaids.
Venue: Family Friend’s Private Property in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Centerpieces: Peacock feathers and random dishes/glasses,
vintage bottles and vases.
Catering: Abu’s Oasis Deli (Lebanese & Greek Food)
Cake: Joetta Sharrard
Hair: Whitney Sharrard
Makeup: Candace Gotchall-Mcmillen

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Colors: blue
Styles: theme

Sweeter Than Honey Wedding Ideas

For an even sweeter day, add honey to your overall wedding look and feel. There are so many adorable ideas that you can personalize and make your own that involve the buzzing bee. Here are a few garden wedding ideas that involve the sweet treat from Krissy McCabe Photography.

How about supporting local beekeepers and purchasing honey from them for a more eco friendly approach. If you are planning to incorporate candles into your wedding ceremony or reception, definitely consider going with beeswax. The possibilities are endless.

Photography: Krissy McCabe Photography

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Colors: purple
Styles: theme

Yellow, Blue & Red All Over Wedding Details

Jesi Haack is is beyond magnificent! Her wedding design and event planning skills are seriously off the hook. Sara and Michael wanted to do something bright, fun and personal. Read on to see how Jessie’s vision came to life.

Watermelon red. Vibrant blue. Sunshine yellow. The color combo alone is enough to flip me out! So, of course, Carissa from JL Designs and Melody from Sweet and Saucy Shop had to be along for the ride. The amazing girls at Posh Paperie really started the whole concept with their amazing invitation design! They really wanted it to be fun, different, and impacting while still capturing a classy and beautiful environment. This wedding is also a perfect example of how to distract from the sometimes difficult carpets and drapes of certain venues. The white chiavari chairs and white dance floor made the hugest difference to take your eye away from the abrupt colors of the venue!

Posh Paperie , Jesi Haack Weddings , Sweet and Saucy Shop are some of the best Orange County wedding vendors. They are preferred vendors and proud sponsors of The Wedding Chicks.

Save the Dates & Invitations: Posh Paperie
Event Design & Coordination: Jesi Haack Weddings
Floral & Event Design: JL Designs
Dessert Display: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Detail Shots: Mr Haack Photo
DJ: Epic Entertainment
Chairs & Dance Floor: Signature Party Rentals

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Colors: blue, red, yellow
Styles: theme

A Dreamy Proposal In Santa Barbara

I am not sure if you remember our last feature from Nico Designs, let us just say it is a must see. You can view it by clicking here.

Well, in a nut shell he is an off-the-hook event and floral designer who dreams up some fabulous events. Our next feature is a dream sequence created, designed, and produced and styled by Nico.

This is tale of a young man, so in love with his girl, that he want to propose to her in the most romantic way possible. He invites her to a secret place, where he leaves little hints and notes for her to follow until she gets to him. When she finally sees her love after a journey down a rustic dirt road, he is waiting for with flowers, a horse, and a sign that says, “Will You Marry Me?”.

Nico brought the indoors out, creating a living room scene, complete with seating, a foliage filled floral table, candles, and Champagne. Lanterns hang to offer warm, soft lighting, and the newly engaged happy couple embarks on a romance-filled evening.

There is no detail spared in this fantasy proposal as she arrives in a silver Rolls-Royce, is dressed to a tee, and will sip Perrier Jouet, against the juxtaposed pastoral backdrop of the trees and rustic furnishings. Tiny signs and quotes of love adorn organic decor and complete a sweet and stunning show of love and commitment.

The bouquet, the floral adornment in the drawers of the table, a single monochromatic bud on a plate, an antique box mixed with a more contemporary tabletop and all of the hanging details are what Nico specializes in, be it his creations for styled shoots or for a client’s party or wedding. Talent lies in those who can make the most of the little things and this is the story Nico was looking to depict. There are fine things in life, but it is the smallest touches that mean so much.

Design, Conception, and Produced by Nico Cervantes

Photography: Tim Halberg
Production Manager: Lindsey Hartsough
Dress and accessories: JCrew website
Place Setting, flatware and stemware: pottary barn website
Desserts: Fresco
Horse: Trigger, Courtesy of Two boot farm
CA.Models: Annabel & Bobby

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Colors: purple
Styles: engagement

Stylish Palm Springs Wedding Caught On Real Film

Krystal and Christian had a simple Palms Springs wedding at The Horizon Hotel in Palm Springs. A perfect spot for a retro inspired wedding! If you do not remember, we just featured a wedding at this same venue if you interested in the location. The ever so talented film photographer Lacie Hansen Photography was so sweet to share this little number with us.

A steal worthy idea that Krystl and Christian had was literally trucking in their food vendors. Flying Pig Taco Truck provided the eats. Which, by the way is not your average taco truck. Their tasty bites are Asian & Pacific Rim flavors with French technique. How does the tamarind duck taco with toasted almonds and pickled beet salad sound? For a cool treat Cool Haus scooped up some ice cream treats. Guests are able to pick a cookie, and then pick an ice cream!

Film Wedding Photographer: Lacie Hansen Photography
Location: The Horizon Hotel
Ice Cream Truck: Cool Haus
Dinner: Flying Pig Taco Truck

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Portland Wedding Brunch

A wedding brunch with peachy macaroons, pink bubbly, and some ultra fabulous wedges. We are in heaven! All thanks to the sweetest Portland wedding photographer Sara Gray Photography. Sara actually had us in mind throughout the entire planning process. How sweet is that? Doesn’t it match The Wedding Chicks perfectly all the way down to the brides one shoulder fashionable dress from Love June Bridal.

Some of Portland’s finest wedding vendors came out to make this soft and pretty a reality.

Photography and Event Styling: Sara Gray Photography
Location: Saucebox Restaurant, Portland OR
Dress: “Francoise” by Sara Temme of Love, June Bridal.
Hair/Makeup: Jennifer Rand Walker of Face Body Beauty
Invitations/Paper goods: Erin Frano of Foosie Design
Flowers: Fieldwork
Pastries: Baker & Spice Bakery and Pix Patisserie (macarons)
Rentals: The Party Place

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Colors: pink
Styles: theme

San Francisco Wedding Elopement

Mike Murrow Photography shared with us this cheeky San Francisco Elopement.

Jen and Alex were planning their wedding when they got frustrated with everyone wanting a say about how their day should go so they decided to sneak off to San Francisco and elope. Then hopped on Muni and headed for the Palace of Fine Arts, and the Golden Gate Bridge and they also stopped for a traditional English Tea Time at The Crown and Crumpet.

We wanted to also make sure we shared with you this great San Fransisco Bridal shower location where Jen and Alex stopped for that traditional English Tea.

A stylish room with tea and wit, in fabulous Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, The Crown and Crumpet! They are there to make it happen for you and make it easy and fun to organize. Yes, you will have to make a few decisions and of course pay up. But aside from that, all you really need to worry about is your frock and those testy RSVP’s. Tiffany is your go-to-gal for any questions and discussions. Please feel free to contact her through email:

Elopement Photography: Mike Murrow Photography

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Purple Fairytale Wedding

I know we have seen a lot of Alice in Wonderland shoots, but this one has a purple spin and we know you all love purple. So we had to share. (; I’m also a sucker for a Rivini Gown.

Read on to hear from the creative team!
A darling “Welcome to our Wonderland” sign hung from a tree in the entrance of the garden. The sign was created using hand white-washed wood that was laser etched with Victorian graphics.

Lindsey Luxa of Dragonfly Custom Design created the invitation suite. Once opened, an antique pewter key gives you a hint that you are in for something magical. Lindsey nestled the beautiful invitation in a silk box constructed of deep purple and iridescent green silks. The body of the invitation was set on a deep purple silk pad with a layer of iridescent green silk, natural fiber paper and dark purple paper. To further tie it into Alice in Wonderland, she used subtle clocks and teapot imagery. Guests are also reminded, “Don’t be late for a Very Important Date”.

A garden tea party underneath a rooftop peppered with manzanita branches, crystals and orchids is right up my alley. For our Alice in Wonderland Photo Shoot, we were so inspired by our environment that we decided to bring the natural elements of the garden not only onto the table but above the table as well. In addition to our organic chandelier, we created an natural structure made of driftwood, intense purple hydrangea clusters and ivory roses paved along the edge. For our charming setting, we scoured all over Miami to find unique vintage tea sets. Mixing and matching sets adds so much character to a table – perfect for a bohemian chic vibe. To top it off, we set an antique pendulum clock indicating the table number for that Alice in Wonderland touch.

Venue: Pinecrest Gardens
Florals, Design and Styling: Luxe Fete
Photography: Ambrosio Photography
Dress: Chic Parisien Bridal
Accessories: Maria Elena Headpieces
Paper Suite: Dragonfly Custom Design
Cake: Dominique Beckers (954-849-0588)
Catering: Shiraz Events
Couture Linen and Furniture: Nuage Designs
Groom’s Suit: Alexander Nash

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Colors: green, purple
Styles: theme

Eco Friendly Wedding Ideas

Here are some lovely eco friendly wedding tips and tricks form The Good Life Special Events! If you are DIY bride are looking for a more eco conscience wedding ideas you must read on.

Our inspiration: Vintage print press blocks were our primary inspiration for styling this woodsy design in a tropical setting. The intention was to give brides and grooms a glimpse into a sweet and unique woodland wedding soiree in coastal Southern California. By playing with more muted tones of moss, khaki, and chocolate, we kept the look of this luncheon wedding reception lush but brought in bright and cheery pops of color with the gold brocade napkins and bright pink button flowers in our apothecary jars.

DIY: It’s amazing what you can do with moss and twigs! We filled our apothecary jars with cushiony moss and smooth river stones and stood pink button flower branches and twigs upright as if they were growing up from the bottom of the jars. The result was a charming and whimsical centerpiece. We also filled two wooden trays with the same moss and spelled out JOY and LOVE with our vintage print press blocks for an unexpected touch.

Whimsical touches: Momental Designs whipped up some lovely paper goods that emitted that true woodland feeling. With velvet chocolate ribbon, hand painted menus and place cards, and a gorgeous watercolor table number, our bride and groom oohed and aahed at the finishing touches.

The attire: Our gorgeous bride stunned in a vintage gray frock from Queue – we wanted to style her and our groom a little differently to showcase alternative wedding wear options. The ruffles, her sash, and that breathtaking tone were the perfect partner to our groom’s sisal suit from Tommy Bahama.

Using your imagination: When dreaming up your wedding vision, be sure to stay true to you and your fiancè. Draw inspiration from your surroundings; this could be your home, the town you live in, or your favorite place to visit. If you love camping and hiking, pipe in bits of natural settings (like with moss or stones). If you long for the beach, use simple shell accents in your engagement party or reception details. Tying in subtle hints here and there will help to keep your wedding unique and special to you. Use your imagination and get creative with your centerpieces. Sometimes the most beautiful designs are so simple.

The The Good Life Special Events are wedding planners and event designers in the San Diego area and are preferred vendors and proud sponsors of The Wedding Chicks.

Event Design: The Good Life Special Events
Photography: Llanes Weddings
Stationery goods: Kristy Rice from Momental Designs
Bride’s attire: Bella Bridesmaid in La Jolla, Queue Colette dress in vintage gray, $420:
Groom’s attire: Tommy Bahama La Jolla
Hair and Makeup by Char Sanchez
Linens: Wildflower Linen
The location: The Catamaran Resort, San Diego

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Colors: brown, green
Styles: theme

Elegant Beach Wedding Ideas

Who is having a beach wedding?

Here are some elegant beach wedding ideas that Joy de Vivre Wedding Coordination in Santa Barbara shared with us. We love the incorporation of succulents and drift wood are ohh so gorgeous. Below are some inspirational tips that Joy shared with us so that you can incorporate these stylish ideas into your wedding decor.

From: Joy de Vivre Wedding

Nico, owner of Nico Designs and I wanted to put together a table that really highlighted the beauty of Santa Barbara. We were inspired by the beautiful coastline and the incredible views the area offers. Our color palate developed around our decision to use drift wood as the foundation for our centerpiece. Nico added succulents and moss to the driftwood, making it feel organic and natural. To keep the look clean and beachy, Nico used an all white floral palate with dried poppy pods. We added abalone shells, big pieces of white coral and blue sea glass in between the floral arrangements to glam it up.

We chose a light blue taffeta linen to mimic the ocean, paired with a steel blue silk napkin to capture the oceans darker tones. For glassware, we chose a set of complementary steel blue goblets, using a smaller wine glass for water to keep things pretty and fun. We used a mixture of gold glass and ornate silver chargers, over which we placed neat bubble glass plates that looked like water, and a gold banded bread plate. We sat the escort cards in a scallop shell bed of coral and sea glass, topping it all off with oversized orchids that Nico hand glued petal by petal!

We chose an ornate silver flatware to help keep the look sweet and romantic. We hung strings of white orchids and succulents from each corner of the natural wood chiavari chairs which we chose to mimic the driftwood. Our fabulous stationary designer, Tracy Lazaro of Lazaro Designs made the cutest favors, complete with urchin shell and pearl decorated boxes. The invitations, escort cards, and table numbers were all printed on blue paper that matched our table linen. To keep them elegant, yet beachy, Tracy used a ornate font and added beach shells and pearls by hand.

During the process of the shoot, we decided to try out two looks: one with a fabric canopy over the table and one without. Lani from LBPS Events created an amazing sheer fabric canopy over the table from which he hung an amazing sea shell chandelier that Nico handmade! Our awesome photographer Tim Halberg literally worked until the sun went down to get all these amazing shots. KariAnn, the owner of the Santa Barbara Beach Clubwas kind enough to allow us to shoot on her breathtaking property, which she frequently rents out as a vacation rental for weddings.

Photography: Tim Halberg is a preferred Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks!

Design: Joy de Vivre Wedding Coordination and Nico Designs
Floral Design: Nico Designs
Invitations: Lazaro Designs
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Drapery construction: LBPS Events
Location: Santa Barbara Beach Club

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San Diego By Carter & Cook Event Co.

I am super excited to share with you a darling wedding that Carter & Cook Event Co. shared with us. It is a total show stopper. Filled to the brim with charming details, just how you like it. Read on because Carter & Cook Event Co. spills the beans on all the juicy details.

The wedding theme was Up, up, up and Away! Their engagement pictures were taken with lots of heart balloons, and they wanted to carry this theme into their wedding. See the Engagement Session Here.

Liz and Rich were married at the The Darlington House in La Jolla, California. I have passed by it personally many times and can vouch that it is an adorable place to get married. On that note if you are throwing around destination wedding ideas, La Jolla is one to add to the list of possibilities. Delightful beach town, full of activities for out of town guests. Not to mention there are a ton unbelievable wedding vendors right at your fingertips.

Speaking of unbelievable wedding vendors, he and she photography are the masterminds behind the lens of Liz and Rich’s wedding.

Liz and Rich are quite the creative duo. Liz came up with so many of the ideas, and the adorable groom got to creating!

They handmade dozens and dozens of fabric pendants to hang throughout the grounds of the The Darlington House. Rich and Liz also created a beautiful ribbon back drop for the ceremony. Imagine guests having to walk through a wall of ribbons to get their seats. Such a clever idea!

Another great idea that I think you might like was that each bridesmaid carried her own balloon down the aisle for the ceremony. Such a cute touch, and a creative way to save money on bouquets! The bridesmaid dresses were perfect for the color scheme for the day. Dresses can be found at Anthropologie.