mysterious + dramatic geode wedding

From Ed & Aileen Photography – “Inspired by the complexities and peculiar nature of the geode, these talented vendors brought together a vision that was not only incredibly beautiful, but also dramatic. Andria Madsen Events coordinated this wedding editorial and found the perfect location – a rustic and mysterious barn!” From Ed & Aileen Photography […]

jewel-toned winter wedding

From Lynzie: “This woodsy-chic, jewel-toned wedding shoot took place at Kinmont Restaurant in Chicago, Illinois. Model Arianna Yanes wore a blush toned strapless chiffon gown by Mignonette Bridal and Josh Faulkner wore a Hugo Boss tuxedo with Bruno Magli shoes. The 3-tiered cake with water-colored flowers was made by Elysia Root Cake.” From Lynzie: “Peach […]

celebrating: aisle society

I’m sure you’ve heard (who hasn’t!) but there’s a fabulous new website out there called Aisle Society that pulls together wedding content from more than 30 of the best wedding bloggers from around the world! These amazing women (and I’m lucky to count myself amongst them) have worked together for months to create this grand […]

manet’s ‘luncheon on the grass’ wedding inspiration

Pantone’s color of the year, Marsala, has never looked as pretty as it does in today’s Manet-inspired wedding editorial! From the blooms, to the blush wedding dress to the Marsala cherry macarons, every detail captured by Tulip + Rose Photography is garden wedding perfection. From Tulip + Rose Photography – “Inspiration comes in many forms. […]

fun, girly, and flirty bridal shower design

Vision of Elegance created one of the funnest looking bridal showers I have ever seen! The details are absolutely fantastic – from the cake to the setting, and just wait until you see how all the lovely ladies are styled. It’s flirty, girly fun at its best and K+B Photo was there to capture it […]

neo-gothic wedding inspiration

From Tara of Roots of Life Photography – “Joanna, of Joanna B Artistry came to me with a desire to style & design a strikingly unique bridal inspiration shoot for the individualistic bride that loves soft silhouettes & striking features. She wanted it to feel moody, dark, texturally evocative & unlike anything we have seen before. Together we […]

chicago symphony orchestra elopement

From Kristin La Voie Photography – “As Wedding industry leaders in the Chicago market, we have been thrilled to support same-sex marriage and love equality. We collaborated with The Symphony Center in Chicago to create a beautiful same-sex elopement that was a little different from your normal elopement. The Symphony Center terrace was the perfect spot […]

modern and ethereal styled fashion shoot

Both modern and ethereal, a blank studio space serves as the perfect backdrop for a range of gorgeous gowns from Alice Padrul Bridal Couture, all photographed beautifully by Jennifer Kathryn Photography! From Jennifer Kathryn Photography – “This fashion forward shoot showcases the beautiful gowns of Alice Padrul Bridal Couture and represents the graceful brand through […]

bright and bold watercolor wedding

Watercolor can be soft and subtle or delightfully eclectic and today’s ravishing watercolor wedding inspiration shoot from WojoImage Photography and Heartily Wed shows the latter perfectly! I just love how the watercolor themed is carried throughout every element of this spectacular wedding editorial. The floral print wedding dress is a colorful dream and the wedding […]

alyssa kristin studio tour + interview

What a treat I have for you today! A behind-the-scenes look at the creative process and studio of Alyssa Kristin with a peek at some of her beautiful collection pieces and custom-designed wedding dresses via images by Emilia Jane Photography. It’s a breathtaking look at beauty and creativity. What do you do in the studio? […]

world’s fair soiree

From Tara of Roots of Life Photography – “This project is near and dear to my heart. It started as an aha moment Jen Ganson of Dare to Dream Weddings and I had one night while thinking about the wedding industry and our prospective roles in it. With the recent and sweeping legislative passing of […]

still life wedding inspiration

Still life paintings from the 16th century are a gorgeous source of inspiration for a wedding and today’s magnificent editorial from Christy Tyler Photography and Chicago Vintage Weddings shows us all why. With artistic blooms, a stunning gown, and beautiful, still life–inspired details, today’s wedding inspiration shoot is a work of art! From Christy Tyler Photography – […]

bohemian bridal shower from smitten magazine

The newest issue of Smitten Magazine is out and it’s overflowing with gorgeous, bohemian beauty! The entire edition is dedicated to this fabulous, popular look and the ladies over at Smitten are sharing one of the shoots gracing its pages here today and boy oh boy is it a pretty one. Titled Free For All […]

poetic ocean-themed bridal editorial

Inspired by the poem Ocean by Benjamin Franklin Field (read it here), today’s stunning bridal inspiration shoot from Kyle John Photography truly speaks to the romance, mystery, power and beauty of the sea. The way this creative team transformed the shores of Lake Michigan into an ethereal dreamland is really quite extraordinary! One of my […]

pastel, mint, and gold wedding ideas

This pretty pastel inspiration shoot from City Love Photography is such a fabulous and unique collaboration. Featuring a gorgeous line of gowns from Alice Padrul and exquisite details and designs from other Chicago area wedding vendors, today’s editorial is styled to pastel perfection! The mint, blush, powder blue, pink, and white color palette looks perfect […]

sparks o’ chalk

Today’s chalk and sparkle themed wedding inspiration shoot is just overflowing with gorgeous, twinkling details. Shot beautifully by both Caili Helsper and Tuan H. Bui Photography, Ari of HeartilyWed not only designed and styled this exquisite and romantic shoot, but also custom created all of the chalkboard style paper goods for it! The twinkle lights […]