italian citrus inspired summer shoot

Italian lemon styled shoot | Jessica Tucker Photography

From Jessica: "This shoot was inspired by the color palette of soft blues, summery oranges, peaches and yellows, and my love for all things citrus, particularly lemons.  Lemons offer that bright and simple detail  I just love. The historic Dresser Mansion was the perfect backdrop for this inspiration shoot. Albert Joseph Bodker, architect of New York’s first Waldorf Astoria, was commissioned to design the Dresser home in the Italian Renaissance Style in 1919." … [Continue reading]

frida kahlo-themed bridals

Frida Kahlo themed bridal session | Tanja Wesel of Tausendschön Photographie

The draw to Frida Kahlo lies in her singularity. Her ability to inspire women from across generations and across cultures makes her an amazing source of creativity and today’s wedding inspiration shoot conceptualized and photographed by Tanja Wesel of Tausendschön Photographie shows one example of that. There’s so much to adore from this Frieda Kahlo inspired wedding editorial starting with the colors. The unique combination of tropical and textural … [Continue reading]

bombay in st. petersburg

Indian Themed Wedding Ideas

Drawing on the colors and vibrancy of the Indian city of Bombay (today called Mumbai), this team of Russian wedding professionals mixed a palette of gorgeously bright colors with South Asian details, all set against a serene landscape outside of St. Petersburg. It’s a true cross-cultural beauty that couldn’t be anymore inspirational! From Yulia Zinovieva Photography – “For our wedding editorial shoot we were inspired by Bombay and the colors and … [Continue reading]

snowflakes and austrian art deco

Art Deco Wedding Dress

From Maria Schnabl – “This is an Art Deco themed wedding inspiration shoot with a focus on style – the bridal gown is just divine! The flowers you’ll see in the background are spring snowflakes, one of the first flowers that blossom in middle Europe at the end of winter and the beginning of spring.” From Maria Schnabl – “We had a pre-shoot with a slightly different make-up look and I put together the flowers myself and we also included a few … [Continue reading]

amazing moments that make you sweat

Behind-the-scenes at a styled shoot | Chelsea LaVere

Sometimes the moments that make us sweat are the most amazing moments of all which is why I’m so pleased to have partnered with Simply Stylist and Dove to bring you today’s post! As a bride-to-be or a bride-to-someday-be, you’re going to have some heart racing times: when he (or you!) gets down on one knee, when you shop for dresses with your mother & maid of honor, when you get up in front of EVERYONE to say I do, and when you step onto that dance floor with … [Continue reading]

boho elegance inspiration shoot

Boho wooden stationery | Ali & Garrett Wedding Photographers

From Ali: "A hip young couple with a passion for life served as the models for this boho elegance inspired shoot. The bride wore a stunning lace dress which flowed effortlessly around her figure. The groom, with a chic boho-meets-hipster look, wore attire provided by Sully & Co. Together, their outfits served as a romantic yet playful nod to the design. Hardwood tables mixed with classic Chiavari’s provided a base for the marsala, orange, and cream florals. A … [Continue reading]

luxury texas hill country wedding venue – opening now!

Garden Grove in Buda Texas | Luxury Hill Country Texas Wedding Venue

If you missed our April blog post about Garden Grove in Austin, Texas you missed a gorgeous venue; but no worries I have another for you today plus some exciting news! This Sunday, June 26th they are officially opening their doors for the first time to the public. From 1-5pm you can see Austin’s newest wedding venue & find luxury amenities with breathtaking Hill Country views you can’t find anywhere else. Plus, you’ll get to meet some pretty amazing vendors … [Continue reading]

enchanted garden in tuscany

Bride by pool | Warm Photo Photography

From Sandra: "Our source of inspiration was an enchanted and magical garden celebrating and capturing the beauty of a fairytale bride. A long cypress tree avenue leads the fairy bride to a wrought iron gate. Beyond the gate, a secret enchanting garden, inhabited by plants, essences and smells: birdcages, terracotta statues, fountains, topiary sculptures, rosemary bushes, olive trees, lemon pots, ducks and fishes. Time seems to have just stopped." … [Continue reading]

hidden costs of wedding planning

Lemon stationery |Kristyn Harder Photography

Aside from the obvious items you have down on your wedding budget, like venue, photographer, stationery, flowers etc, there is another list. The 'secret' list. The list that might tip you over the edge. The list no one tells you about and you don't think about until it's happening to you. It's called, on my list, 'Other'! As I'm up to my eyeballs in wedding planning, I have in the last few months started dipping my toes in the 'other' pool and it's getting … [Continue reading]

modern electric and indigo blue wedding ideas

Indigo blue wedding invitations | Rachael Hall Photography

From Lauren at Eclipse Event Co. – “Hutto, Texas is a small town about 30 minutes north-west of Austin, where you'd find more cattle than wedding venues, however, the owners of 111 East transformed a former brick storefront into a gorgeous, modern, whitewashed loft venue complete with exposed brick walls, crisp white penny subway tile, and (our favorite) a marble top counter for its bar! It makes the perfect blank canvas for any bride. We wanted to show wedding … [Continue reading]

southern wedding tradition: burying the burbon

Southern Wedding Tradition - Burying The Bourbon

From Noi Tran Photography – “It never fails here in the south, Georgia particularly that rain will parade on your wedding day! The idea for this inspirational shoot comes from a southern tradition, Burying the Bourbon.” From Noi Tran Photography – “Tradition has it that if the couple buries a bottle of bourbon one month before the wedding day, at the location of the ceremony site, it will not rain on the wedding day. I'm not quite sure how accurate that … [Continue reading]

stylish wedding pros’ party in downtown san diego

Marble backdrop | Cavin Elizabeth Photography

From Cavin Elizabeth Photography – “I’ve always valued the art of building relationships in the wedding world. When I moved from DC to San Diego, forming new relationships with fellow wedding vendors was a huge priority. Working with talented, creative, and happy professionals makes the work you do incredibly enjoyable, especially when your work also involves amazing brides and grooms!” From Cavin Elizabeth Photography – “After about 6 months of living in … [Continue reading]

beautiful bling without the big price

Alternative Diamond Engagement Rings

You know those Norman Rockwell wall plates and Thomas Kinkade Christmas Villages that your parents put out during the holidays and that have been passed down from their parents? Those are from The Bradford Exchange and their tradition of fine collectibles continues into the 21st century with exclusive and gorgeous jewelry designs, including engagement rings and wedding bands! From customizable styles to classic ones to build your own, The Bradford Exchange … [Continue reading]

ethereal and romantic bridal session

Sunset romantic beach bride | Por Magia Photography

From Andreia: “Sometimes it’s just the simple beauty of a bridal session that put stars in our eyes… We love to see a woman being transformed into a bride! Irina is calm and peaceful, she’s romantic and delicate… her smile is absolutely gorgeous.We just love the way she moves and holds the bouquet!!" "A soft light, the enchanting Portugal Coastline, an ethereal pale colors and the natural textures of the sand made wonderful scenery for this session. We … [Continue reading]

1 wedding ceremony venue 3 ways

Candle circle and palms wedding ceremony backdrop | 1 venue 3 ways | Chelsea Boatwright Photography at Social House | Florida wedding venue

When you say I do – it’s going to be a moment that is all about you two and the décor and styling of your wedding ceremony should reflect your sentiments and vibe as a couple. Whether you and your beau are modern, romantic, fun, or all of the above, there’s a backdrop design to make sure that you two are the center of attention, in all the right ways! Yesterday we had an epic shoot here on the blog from Chelsey Boatwright Photography at Social House in Florida … [Continue reading]

social house wedding + spritz bar cart

Chic Black and White Wedding Ideas with Greenery

From Chelsey Boatwright Photography – “Our inspiration began with the venue. Social House (in Lake Worth, Florida) was built with the intention of bringing creatives together in a modern environment for co-working, social events, and weddings. Many of the vendors featured in our shoot work out of Social House, while a few vendors are the creatives we have loved working with over the years!” “Given that Social House was designed with a modern aesthetic we … [Continue reading]