bridal session: from swan bird to swan princess

Swan Princess Bridal Session

From Igor Kovchegin Photography - "The concept of this bridal session is the idea of the duality of the world, in particular, the women of the world and the transition from one state to another (the bride & wife) with the example of the conversion from Swan Bird to Swan Princess." Looking to illustrations of Russian folklore icon Ivan Bilibin we realized that the best place for our editorial would be the Crimean seaside. We had two locations: the rock … [Continue reading]

forever friend: an editorial

Maid of Honor Photo Shoot

From Alexandra Vonk – “This shoot is unique and totally different from other wedding inspiration shoots because it's about friendship. Friendships are so important on your wedding day and having your best friend at your side is a must. To commemorate this idea we designed a shoot around two best friends using a gorgeous setting, tropical fruits, and flowers. From Susan Hyams – “Sometimes in life, you find a special friend, someone who makes you … [Continue reading]

natural outer banks beach wedding

Driftwood wedding ceremony arch | Amanda Hedgepeth Photography

From Amanda Hedgepeth Photography – “The Outer Banks is home to 37,000 permanent residents a year, but it brings in a quarter of a million WEEKLY in the summer for tourist season! There is a reason we see license plates all the way from places like Canada, New York and Ohio...this place is magical. When you cross the Wright Memorial Bridge, you can breathe differently if you crack those car windows just enough and let the salt air in. So many little girls see … [Continue reading]

viking wedding inspiration in a british castle

Edison bulb lighting | Tiree Dawson Photography

There’s so much to admire about today’s Viking-themed wedding inspiration shoot from Tiree Dawson Photography and Typical Type – it’s simply epic! The dresses were designed just for the occasion and be sure to check out the genius use of lighting throughout it all. Another thing I truly love about this editorial is that it’s both alternative and classic, showing that you don’t have to give up the white dress, heaps of gorgeous floral designs, or the other … [Continue reading]

italian lakeside honeymoon

Lakeside Italian honeymoon shoot | Svetlana Cozlitina Photography

I’ll forever be a fan of the honeymoon shoot. You’ve just gotten married, your love for each other simply shines through and taking an hour or two while you’re enjoying your first weeks as newlyweds to capture some imagery of your two in a destination that will forever be special to you is a must! Today’s honeymoon inspiration shoot from Svetlana Cozlitina showcases what an intimate day, lakeside in Lombardy, Italy, could look like. From … [Continue reading]

southern decadence

Decadent Dallas Wedding

From Cloud Creative Events – “We were inspired by a vintage 1920's Marchesa dress from Gossamer, and styled our shoot around this gorgeous dress. We wanted to keep the feel of decadence surrounding the shoot so we chose a mansion (The Milestone in Dallas, Texas) surrounded by rolling green hills, lush floral details, and beautiful vintage rentals to enhance the 1920's feel.” From Cloud Creative Events – Hues of blues, peaches and pinks accent the … [Continue reading]

travel with us: Viking River Cruises

Viking River Cruise Review Danube

I couldn’t be more excited to share with you that my boyfriend and I are headed off on a romantic adventure in Europe together with Viking River Cruises! We’re going to be checking it out as an option for your honeymoon or anniversary and reporting daily from the cities we visit and our boat, Viking Vilhajalm via Instagram Stories (follow along here), and then back on the blog with a full-blown Viking River Cruises review after the journey. We’re SO … [Continue reading]

old world splendor in grey

Gray wedding dress

From Vitaly Ageev – “The biggest surprise for our crew was the venue. We chose the location in advance based on some pictures from google and the advice of locals from reviews but we never imagined the greatness of the Rixos Hotel in Sochi, Russia: the century-old walls and the splendor of the building. Around the venue were many other structures abandoned many years ago, devoured by nature and the never-fading beauty of the city. This place was our main source of … [Continue reading]

whimsical wedding style in moscow

Romantic and whimsical pastel wedding in Moscow, Russia | Anastasia Pushkina Photography

From a few (stunning!) boudoir looks to a gorgeously bohemian tablescape today’s wedding inspiration shoot from Anastasia Pushkina combines romance with masculine elements against an old-world façade in Moscow, Russia to create a truly beautiful, and effortlessly whimsical wedding day design! From Anastasia Pushkina – “This styled shoot combines elegance, artistic freedom, and a bohemian spirit with wedding design. For the backdrop we chose a studio … [Continue reading]

lavender sunset romance by the sea

Lavender and black place setting with gold cutlery | Manda Weaver Photography

Today’s gorgeous sunset wedding inspiration shoot from Manda Weaver Photography & Kruse and Vieira Events has a dreamlike quality to it that’s a definitely romantic and an even touch whimsical. With both hard and soft details lending a unique look to the tablescape, the lavender color comes to life. Details to look for: the floral adorned seating chart and the welcome baskets! From Kruse And Vieira Events – “This shoot was a study in … [Continue reading]

mint and gold wedding with geometric elements

Mint and Gold Wedding

From Sarah Pudlo & Co – “With the goal of collaboration and inspiration, I enlisted the help of some amazing wedding professionals in the Rhode Island market. Infinite Events came up with the design plan for this shoot, and since the ballroom at the lovely Providence G is bright with clean lines, a bold color scheme of mint, black, and gold along with modern shapes drove the editorial! From Sarah Pudlo & Co – “We wanted to use unique shapes in … [Continue reading]

origami wedding theme

Origami Wedding Ideas

From Kelly Marie Photography – “Over a year ago, the idea came to me to incorporate origami and paper elements into a shoot. This spring, my vision came to life with the help of amazing vendors and two wonderful friends with an origami themed wedding theme!” From Kelly Marie Photography – “With many brides incorporating DIY elements into their special day, origami seemed to be a great way to have decorative elements done beforehand. … [Continue reading]

loft love: a bridal session in queens

Queens, NYC wedding | Maria Doka Photography

From Mandy Forlenza Sticos – “The top floor of the new, chic addition to Queens, Boro Hotel, boasts pristine city views and is a perfect backdrop for the light and airy ode to love that the photographer, Maria Doka, and I hoped to create for this bridal inspiration shoot!” From Mandy Forlenza Sticos – “The dress by Saja Wedding is soft and sweet enough to make any bride twirl with delight.  Topped with a classic birdcage veil and vintage style earrings … [Continue reading]

pantone’s color of the year: serenity

Pantone Color of the Year Serenity wedding ideas | Karra Leigh Photography

From Karra Leigh Photography – “When dreaming up this shoot I came across the “Mae” dress from Chantel Lauren and instantly fell in love knowing that it would be the perfect inspiration dress for creating a simplistic and chic style around the Serenity color of the year! The dress was hand-dyed and I LOVE the idea of brides rocking a colorful dress and keeping the overall style simple." From Karra Leigh Photography – “The Willamette Heritage Center is … [Continue reading]

california gold rush

Gold Rush Wedding

From POP Event Rentals & Designs –“Our unique theme of a Gold Rush Wedding was inspired by the natural, earthy elements that we used in our floral, color palette and pulled from our beautiful outdoor venue at Dodasa Ranch in Burson, CA!” POP Event Rentals & Designs –“The color palette has many earth tone browns and blacks, creams, a little green with pops of blue (to resonate with Levi’s jeans founded during the Gold Rush era), red and gold. Our … [Continue reading]

buzz worthy: a honey-themed event design

Honey Themed Event Design

Pink Parasol Designs & Coordinating created magic again with a fabulous honey-themed event for HoneyBook! In case you haven’t heard of HoneyBook – you should – as they’re a company that streamlined bookings, invoicing, and more for event professionals (aka: they make the desk work easy, leaving you with more time to be creative!). Photographed by Al Gawlik Photography and styled with vintage-chic goodness from Bee Lavish Vintage Rentals, Carrington Crossing, … [Continue reading]