unique nautical wedding

Nautical bridal bouquet | Different Cloud Imagery | see more on:

From Jeanette of Candy Crush Shop - “For this wedding inspiration shoot I wanted something that wasn’t so traditionally nautical but that could inspire brides all year round. We used nautical elements such as the color palette of navy and white as our palette plus ropes and stripes - but pops of blush and other twists kept it from going to ‘out to sea!’ From Jeanette of Candy Crush Shop - “I especially loved the calligraphy by the Pampered … [Continue reading]

midsummer night’s elopement inspiration

Midsummer Night's Dream Elopement Wedding

I just can’t get enough of today’s whimsical elopement style shoot from Bit of Ivory Photography and Bouquets & Blooms! It harkens back to its source of inspiration (Midsummer’s Nights Dream) by being shot in the UK and of course by being filled with fun and whimsy! From Bit of Ivory Photography - “Inspired by the mystery and magic of Midsummer Night's Dream and the beauty of antiquity, UK wedding florist, Louise Bowditch of Bouquets … [Continue reading]

wedding + event institute pantone contest

Pantone 2016 Colors

As many of you know I am a proud board member of The Wedding and Event Institute which means I had the super hard task of picking winners for the Academy Live’s spring / summer Pantone inspiration board contest! Mood boards were submitted by students and after a couple of rounds of narrowing down, I was tasked with picking the winner for each color. And it was so hard! Everyone did such a fabulous job of capturing the spirit of each gorgeous hue. I’m super … [Continue reading]

nostalgic mackinac island elopement

Lilac Mackinac Island Wedding

You’re going to love every detail of this romantic and timeless elopement inspiration shoot from Ashley Slater Photography. It harkens back to a sweeter era and is filled with innocence and romance. It’s just too cute! From Ashley Slater Photography - “This lovely styled elopement took place on the nostalgic island of Mackinac in Michigan. Mackinac is an island that only allows bikes and horses (no motorized vehicles!) and stepping onto … [Continue reading]

exquisite jewel-toned bridals

Jewel Toned bridal session | Justina Bilodeau Photography | see more on:

This bridal session inspiration shoot from Justina Bilodeau Photography is jewel-toned perfection! The blooms! Oh my goodness the floral designs by Minka Flowers are exquisite and when combined with an elegant setting and beautiful wedding dress it all creates some remarkable bridal session magic. Wasn’t that a stunning bridal session? Jewel tones are so perfect for fall - I just can’t get enough of them. They’re a fresh and feminine take on an … [Continue reading]

wedding registry: paw and order


Bringing two lives together might not just include your own. How about your pets?! Don't leave them out when creating your Target Wedding Registry! Whether it's a new dog bed, a side table to hold cat toys, or a vacuum to take care of all the pet hair around your new home, starting out on the right foot as newlyweds should include must-haves for your four-footed sidekicks as well. Boots & Barkley ™ Rectangular Pet Bed  Shark Rocket DeluxePro … [Continue reading]

rustic chic wedding inspiration

Bluch and white rustic chic flowers ⎟U Me Us Studios⎟see more on:

Rustic chic is a fabulous direction for an outdoor wedding that effortlessly combines country with feminine. Petals by Cary and U Me Us Studios created the perfect vision of rustic chic wedding style with this editorial shoot in Sonoma, California! From Cary Li of Petals by Cary  - “A visit to Sonoma’s General Daughter’s was truly a treat; the 1864 Victorian Home was everything to be loved. The white paneling exterior, with wooden patio and gazebo … [Continue reading]

black swan

Black Swan Wedding

Inspired by the black swan pas de deux, today’s wedding inspiration shoot from Bluebird Productions and Andy Barnhart Photography is a total stunner. It’s ballet beauty combined with gothic glam; it really doesn’t get any prettier than this! Weren’t those details just divine? The lush florals, that embroidered black wedding dress... I just can’t get enough of this exquisite wedding inspiration shoot. It’s moody beauty at its … [Continue reading]

pink engagement shoot with signature cocktail

Pink engagement session

Engagement sessions are a great time to pretty up and have some fun before your big day. Any excuse to wear a sweet dress and carry a bunch of blooms! Today’s engagement inspiration shoot from Kendall Lynnette Photography & Pearls and Lace Weddings shows just that - plus they’ve included a signature cocktail in their editorial (read on for the recipe!); the perfect thing to help you both loosen up and have some fun in front of the camera! … [Continue reading]

photo booth wedding ideas

Bus photo booth ⎟Urban Safari Photography ⎟ see more on:

From Urban Safari Photography - “This shoot was created entirely on the basis of a certain type of film: Kodak Portra 160, which creates soft pink undertones in its images, flawless skin coloring and ultra-refined grain control. Of all the possible wedding/bridal themes out there, I knew boho would be the perfect, romantic fit for this type of film." From Urban Safari Photography - “After I had decided on my style for the shoot, it was easy to choose … [Continue reading]

dogs in flower crowns

Flower Crowns for Dogs

When I came across this submission in my inbox I just couldn’t help but smile from ear to ear! Dogs in flower crowns! And not just flower crowns but also a few floral collars and cuffs. They’re the cutest, and these wedding-ready looks will make your pup proud to walk down the aisle with the two of you. Flower Talk and I Heart Weddings must have had so much fun creating and shooting this delightful editorial. Aren’t they just so adorable? Each has his … [Continue reading]

windswept wedding inspiration

Unique calligraphy wedding invitations | Joy Michelle Photography | see more on:

This wedding inspiration shoot will steal your heart! Flowing fabrics, oversized floral arrangements, gorgeous calligraphy and so much more – it’s all here! Take a peek at all the pretty from Joy Michelle Photography, captured at the Elizabeth Fogarty Workshop! From Joy Michelle Photography – “This incredible inspiration shoot was styled by pop the cork designs at the Eilzabeth Fogarty Workshop. The inspiration behind the shoot, styled by … [Continue reading]

living flower wedding dress

Real Flower Wedding Dress

All I can say about today’s fashion editorial is wow. It’s a wedding dress made out of flowers, straight from the garden! Megan Conners Floral & Styling will take you through the idea, execution, and result in today’s gorgeous shoot. Read on and be inspired! From Megan Connors Floral & Styling – “While working in the garden, I was swept away by the simplistic beauty of the blooming Annabelle hydrangea. It is refined, bold, and has a touch of … [Continue reading]

wedding registry: parks and tech

Wedding Registry Ideas

Some gear is essential as you two start your life together. Like must-haves for outdoor cooking, grilling and camping—even if it’s in your own backyard! Check out the items I’ve selected today. Then add them to your Target’s Wedding Registry , and you’ll be more than ready to start your adventure together. Weber Spirit Gas Grill Sonos Play: 1 Wireless Hi-Fi System Digital SLR Camera Follow the entire Target Wedding Registry series here. *Partnered … [Continue reading]

organic countryside wedding

Organic countryside wedding | Shauna Veasey | see more on:

Organic wedding inspiration shoots are some of my favorites. They blend seamlessly into the natural surroundings (thus the word organic) and use a multitude of natural materials to create their beauty. Today’s organic countryside wedding editorial from Shauna Veasey shows why this style is so lovely. It’s sophistication in a naturally refined way! There are just so many details to love about this wedding inspiration shoot. At its core it … [Continue reading]

dainty and sweet bridal boudoir

Dainty Bridal Boudoir

Today’s boudoir session from Anastasia Vlasova is so charming! It uses a dainty color palette of soft blue and yellow to brighten the look along with some very cute and boudoir-worthy details. Ksenya’s wedding day morning couldn’t have been captured more beautifully! From Anastasia Vlasova – “A bride’s morning is a special morning for each woman and my bride Ksenya is very romantic person. For this boudoir session we mixed pastel colors … [Continue reading]