wedding trend predictions for 2016

2016 Wedding Trends

Each year The Wedding and Event Institute produces a trend report and these last two years I was asked to give my opinions on what I think is going to be hot in the world of wedding styling and design for the upcoming year. Last year I hit the nail on the head with the whole rose gold color palette love affair we saw (and gosh did I love that one!) and of course the organic & fine art wedding movement. Below you’ll find what I sent to WEI as my wedding trend … [Continue reading]

vintage-inspired portraits with a classic rolls royce

Vintage Wedding Portrait Session

There is so much to love about today’s portrait session inspiration shoot from Ishani Gowri Photography. The classic Rolls Royce and vintage wedding dress add a touch of old-world charm to this the entire look and I adore how the bride’s natural beauty is allowed to shine through! From Ishani Gowri Photography – “This portrait inspiration shoot highlights the beautiful Rose & Delilah vintage-inspired wedding dress. I wanted to capture the … [Continue reading]

the ultimate festival wedding

Festival wedding | Feather Love Photography | see more on:

Festival weddings are an up and coming style that’s definitely gaining popularity. What exactly is a festival wedding? Think: live music, floral hair garlands, grand outdoor spaces, tepees, laid-back camp-like comfort, fun activities for all ages, multiple ‘chill out’ spaces, global / bohemian décor, and lots of outdoor lighting. It’s really is quite the party and today I’ve got the ultimate festival wedding for you. Daughters of Simone designer Britt recently … [Continue reading]

a downton abbey wedding

Downton Abbey Wedding Style Ideas

From Jordan at Smitten Events - “Downton Abbey has long been a source of inspiration for us. Every episode is so rich in stunning detail of a luxurious time long past, it’s hard not to fall in love with the show! With the final season set to premiere in January we produced a Downton-inspired wedding creative to highlight some of the things we love most about the series.” From Jordan at Smitten Events - “Our styling for this wedding inspiration was … [Continue reading]

4 reasons to prioritize flowers in your wedding budget

Wedding flower budget tips | Amy Caroline Photography and Cori Cook Floral Design | see more on:

From Ami Caroline Photography - “Cori Cook is one of Denver's best florists. She works with an incredible team to create once-in-a-lifetime arrangements for wedding day. We wanted to take some behind-the-scenes photos of the design process and what goes into it, and then tips to go alongside that on why brides should make flowers a priority in their wedding budget!” From Cori Cook - “Gone are the days of DIY flowers for weddings. And thank goodness the tide … [Continue reading]

the legend of fairy sybil

Poppy field bridal session

From Warmphoto - “Castelluccio di Norcia with its flower fields is a true miracle of nature. The Sibillini Mountains are located in Italy between the Marche and Umbria and in the spring the extraordinary spectacle of Mother Nature begins. Each year, from the last days of May to mid-July, the flowering gives rise to an explosion of colors: all the fields of the Sibillini Mountains form a vast carpet of flowers - their colors continually changing. The stunning view … [Continue reading]

vibrant new year’s eve wedding

Colorful New Year's Eve Wedding

New Year’s Eve weddings are such a blast - they’re the perfect excuse to stay up late with everyone you love and party the night away as you celebrate your nuptials! This NYE wedding inspiration shoot from Orange Blossom Special Events & Jen & Dayton Photography pulls loads of color into the picture in the most amazing way. Cue the confetti and begin the countdown to ever after! From Grace of Orange Blossom Special Events - “This … [Continue reading]

urban glam

Gold glitter table number | Hello Miss Lovely | see more on:

Today’s wedding inspiration shoot from Hello Miss Lovely is proof that a few good details go a long way. With a unique mix of derelict and glamorous elements, this style has an urban glam look that’s all it’s own and truly stylish! Wasn’t that a fab shoot?! So stylish and chic. I love the trio of wedding cakes on bricks as it's a nice indulgence in an otherwise minimalist and industrial setup. The bridal bouquet along with her long … [Continue reading]

berry-hued forested mountain wedding

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From Amber Michelle Events - “Utah’s breathtaking mountains and the love of my two best friends was the inspiration for this shoot! With all of the bells and whistles of a lot of weddings in grand venues, there is nothing better than disconnecting yourself from the world and sharing your love surrounded by the simple yet complex mountains of mother nature.” From Amber Michelle Events - “I live in Utah part-time and have realized a lot of … [Continue reading]

fairytale rose quartz wedding inspiration

Pink Fairytale Wedding

Today’s rose quartz wedding inspiration shoot photographed by Rodion Shapor is a complete jaw-dropper and utilizes one of Pantone’s colors of the year for 2016 in the most fabulous way. From the stunner of a pink wedding dress to the floral designs throughout this magnificent St. Petersburg mansion, it really doesn’t get any prettier than this - it’s an absolute fairytale! From Mikhail Zhiltsov - “In the very beginning we were inspired … [Continue reading]

vintage glam bridal boudoir

Boudoir details | Cari Courtright Photography | see more on:

From start to finish today’s bridal boudoir inspiration shoot from Cari Courtright Photography and Jessica Rankin is vintage glam dream. It has that old Hollywood vibe that’s just exceptionally exquisite! Make sure you scroll to the end to see the absolute stunner of a wedding dress that this bride wears! From Cari Courtright Photography - “For this bridal boudoir shoot we really wanted to focus on a simple elegance that allowed the beauty … [Continue reading]

ski-themed winter wedding

Ski backdrop | Lauryn Ann Photography | see more on:

Wanting a winter wonderland type of wedding without the bone chilling temperatures to go with it? Today’s ski-themed wedding editorial from Mood Events, LLC and Lauryn Ann Photography has the answer for you. With creative backdrops and delicious details, this wedding inspiration shoots brings the great, snowy outdoors inside in the most beautiful way. You’d never believe you weren’t on the ski slopes! From Lauryn of Mood Events, LLC - “This … [Continue reading]

christmas wedding ideas

Christmas tablescape | Stephanie Ramsey and Melissa Malouf | see more on:

Christmas wedding inspiration (without being overly Christmas-themed) is simply the best! It combines the warmth and love of the holidays with wedding-worthy details. Stephanie Ramsey and Melissa Malouff did this flawlessly in today’s gorgeously seasonal editorial shoot! From Stephanie Ramsey - “The deep berry colors and gold deer were obvious seasonal choices but we wanted something that incorporated the holiday spirit without overdoing it … [Continue reading]

a groom’s shoot

Groom's Style

A bridal session is a classic fixture now - a moment for the bride to shine in her gown and have a photo shoot to commemorate her beauty and grace, but what about the groom? Shannon Von Eschen Photography commemorates the groom today with a winter groom shoot editorial - it highlights the masculine ways of a groom-to-be in the most wonderful way! From Shannon Von Eschen Photography - “The vision I’d had for this shoot was not only inspired by … [Continue reading]

oh scarlet

Two Piece Wedding Dress

Aptly titled ‘Oh Scarlet’ - pink and crimson hues along with antique pieces and a lovely blush tulle skirt all bring today’s gorgeous inspiration shoot from Sleepy Fox Photography and Wedding Belles Events to life in the most stunning way! Isn’t that bride’s style just the best?! I love the crop top from BHLDN paired with the feminine pink tulle and her scarlet lipstick is just the right touch. The fruit adorned Boston Cream Pie wedding cake looks … [Continue reading]

wine and cheese wedding registry essentials

Wine and Cheese night essentials for your Wedding Registry from Crate and Barrel

Creating your wedding registry as soon-to-be newlyweds is one of the most exciting things! You get to imagine all the fun times you’re going to have together in your new home and all the entertaining, movie evenings, and cooking you get to do as newlyweds. Among these, wine and cheese nights are essential. They’re bonding experiences and a perfect way to relax together after work or have a few friends over on the weekend. With these Crate and Barrel exclusives, you … [Continue reading]