primavera: italian bridal inspiration

Pearl and Godiva Styling

Shot at Pearl & Godiva’s Styling Pilgrimage, WarmPhoto captured one of the most gorgeous editorials I have ever seen! Filled with high fashion and epic floral designs (you can’t go wrong when brides and blooms collide!), Italian destination wedding inspiration shoot is a glamorous, old world stunner that will surely inspire! From WarmPhoto- “The inspiration for this glorious, on-location-in-Italy wedding editorial was the famous painting by Sandro … [Continue reading]

summer lobster bake wedding

Lobster bake wedding invitation suite | Eileen Meny Photography

Oh my goodness there is so much to love about today’s red, white, and blue lobster bake-themed wedding inspiration shoot from Eileen Meny Photography & Lifestyle Maven Events! First of all, it’s set in Brooklyn – an unlikely location for something so deliciously nautical but it totally works and I love that this team shows you how you can do what you want for your wedding, where you want. Secondly, it’s Americana at it’s finest with plaid picnic table … [Continue reading]

carrie’s bridal collection

Atlanta Bridal Boutique and Salon - Carrie's Bridal Collection

When Kristen of Something New For I Do mentioned a fabulous bridal boutique she was working with I couldn’t resist hearing more about it. After all, we’re well overdue for another installment of the oh-so-loved ‘inside the boutique’ series!’ With a second location just opened in Macon, Georgia, Carrie of Carrie’s Bridal Collection now runs two boutiques, the first of which you see here today and is located in Atlanta. Take a read through her thoughtful and … [Continue reading]

whimsical rustic small town engagement

Flowing veil engagement shoot | CHYMO & MORE Photography

This engagement shoot is in the cutest location in the Netherlands, it looks like something right out of a children's book! From Chymo: "Mandy and Xiyuan came from Toronto to travel around Europe and had a crush on the little Dutch village Zaanse Schans the first day they visited. They immediately decided that an engagement session in this beautiful place is a must. Mandy contacted me at the same night, and we planned to go back there the next morning to take their … [Continue reading]

whimsical beach styled shoot

Bridal party on the beach | Shannon Grant Photography

From Shannon: "The inspiration for this shoot comes from that seasonal transition when Winter is receding and Spring is tip-toeing in with longer days and warmer nights. The snow starts to melt back into the Atlantic and muted grays and blues prevail. Once yellows and pinks start to color the New England landscape, it's really magical. This time feels sacred and breathes new life into our souls and gives us hope for the fruitful (and warmer!) days to come! The … [Continue reading]

honeymoon for (nearly) free

How to get a honeymoon for (nearly) free by using rewards for the money you're already spending on your wedding

Weddings are expensive, your honeymoon doesn’t have to be! With a few strategies that you’ll get to use for yourself, Jon Hayes (the Founder and CEO of RewardStock) planned his honeymoon to the Maldives with first class airfare and 8 nights in a luxury hotel for just $90 a person. Impossible right?! Not so. Jon has created a platform that uses financial / earning strategies to help you get points from the money you’re already spending on your wedding. You can … [Continue reading]

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]