intimate fall elopement

Fall wedding inspiration | Kristina Lynn Photography & Design

From Kristina Lynn Photography & Design – “Fall is by far my favorite season. I love the colors, the crisp air and of course the apple cider – everything! So when Angela from Bella Lu Floral contacted me with a great idea for a fall wedding styled shoot of course I said yes! She had been dreaming of a couple walking down a gorgeous leaf aisle, saying ‘I Do’ under an archway of trees and celebrating at a beautiful harvest table and so that’s what we set out to … [Continue reading]

romantic central park bridal session

Romantic Central Park Bridal Session

For NYC brides-to-be or anyone coming into the city for their New York destination wedding a bridal session in Central Park is a must! It’s a stunningly iconic location to incorporate some natural beauty into your city-chic series of wedding imagery. Plus, any excuse to wear you dress is a good and worthy excuse indeed! Photographer Stephanie Sunderland shows us how it's done... Did you notice? No jewelry! When your hair and makeup are THIS perfect … [Continue reading]

the ultimate viking river cruises review: part 1

Viking River Cruises Review Danube Waltz

As many of you already know my boyfriend and I were invited on a Viking River Cruise (read our initial post about it including a map of our destinations here) to check it out in terms of romance: engagements, honeymoons, and anniversaries. Today, I'm super pumped to give you what I would call The Ultimate Viking River Cruises Review! Why ultimate? Well, being the millennial that I am, when we knew we were going on the Danube Waltz itinerary I hopped online and … [Continue reading]

vizcaya museum miami engagement

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Engagement

From Wedding Nature Photography – “We love it when we can feel the happiness of a couple, when the love between them is radiating and we felt exactly that while shooting Saidie and Enmanuel’s engagement session at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens here in Miami. This venue is lush and full of natural beauty but also historic charm!” From Wedding Nature Photography – “Capturing Saidie and Enmanuel’s affection for one another came naturally during our time and … [Continue reading]

autumnal steampunk wedding in italy

Steampunk wedding place setting | Non Solo Spose

From Eliana Collu of O Nice Event & Wedding Planning – “The style and character of the engaged couple we used as models gave us the inspiration for this editorial – we wanted to showcase his hard rock soul and her bohemian spirit and found the perfect union in a Steampunk wedding.” From Eliana Collu of O Nice Event & Wedding Planning – “A small villa on the Oggiono Lake won us over with its cozy and intimate garden and a magnificent persimmon … [Continue reading]

bubble bath boudoir

Bubble Bath Bridal Boudoir Shoot

From Sergey Veresk Fine Art Photography – “The earlier periods of the 20th century inspired this bridal boudoir photo shoot. It was amazing to dream up the theme! The restored cottages from that period of time in St. Petersburg made the perfect setting for this vintage boudoir editorial. The interiors seemed to be frozen in time and our creative team of wedding pros breathed new life into them!” From Sergey Veresk Fine Art Photography – “There is … [Continue reading]

1940s vintage desert elopement

Vintage getaway car | Ashley Burns Photography

From Ashley Burns Photography – “We hand picked a real couple for this desert elopement wedding inspiration shoot so that true emotion and chemistry could be displayed through the images. Since we were going with a vintage elopement wedding theme, what made it even more fitting is that Kyle, the male model, bought his bride, Ashlie, our female model, her wedding ring that is from the 1940's!” From the bride model, Ashlie, to Ashley Burns … [Continue reading]

2 russian bridal designers you should know about

Russian Bridal Designers

There are so many bridal designs in Russia. I feature Russian shoots here all the time at Burnett’s Boards (3 this week already!) and what usually strikes me about the accessories and wedding dresses from this nation is the attention to detail. The craftsmanship is truly divine whether it’s with crystals, beads, or delicate lace – it’s true couture! Today’s fashion shoot from St. Petersburg's Luiza Smirnova showcases two Russian bridal designers: Olga Delice … [Continue reading]

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]