baobab tree elopement in africa

South Africa wedding in Limpopo with a ceremony at a Baobab tree | Floral wedding dress and a live wedding painting

From Mary-Ann Art – “This shoot took place in the most magical of settings, underneath a 2,000-year-old baobab tree on a private farm in Limpopo, South Africa. The shoot featured lux textures set against rustic scenery, with a beautiful floral wedding dress, warm toned elopement table, indigo and magenta botanicals and a quirky gin bar under a tree. And of course an adorable couple deeply in love! The shoot is topped off with a unique live wedding painting of the … [Continue reading]

italian villa inspired wedding

Classic Same Sex Wedding

From Bonphotage Photography – “When I stumbled across a real Italian venue in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, I knew this was a gem that needed to be captured in an elegant way! After all, while we all dream of a European wedding, it isn’t always an option, so why not bring Europe to you!? To create the magic, I teamed up with Regine Danielle Events for an anniversary shoot straight out of our Tuscan fantasies! One of our bride models, Sidney, wore a stunning … [Continue reading]

winter wedding in siberia

Winter wedding in Siberia with wool winter wedding details and a red and green color palette

From photographer Helga Balashova – “For this wedding inspiration shoot we wanted to show a love story in the Siberian winter, so we decided to hold a photo session in the chilly open air and on a panoramic platform with a view of the Yenisei River among the mountains of Siberia.” “The concept of shooting was set by the color scheme - marsala and emerald. Both of these colors blend perfectly with each other and with the green tones of the environment … [Continue reading]

the newlywed guide to the first dinner party

First Party as Newlyweds

The busyness of your wedding day might be over, but now that the smoke has cleared it's time to have some friends over for dinner at your place. Between all the gifts and the shopping trips, you're all set for your new life now, right? Then how come planning your first dinner party seems even more stressful than picking out the rings? Here are a few tips to help ease your nerves when planning your dinner gathering as a newlywed couple. Photography … [Continue reading]

win a FREE DESTINATION WEDDING!

Win a FREE destination wedding

Are you dreaming of a destination wedding? Well, I’m thrilled to share that you have a chance to win a FREE one! ​Destify​ is running a ​creative video contest​ offering a life-changing opportunity for one couple to win a truly ​FREE destination wedding​. We’ve all seen free destination wedding offers before but this one goes beyond those. Why is this one better? Royalton PUJ and Hideaway in Dominican Republic YOU GET TO CHOOSE! One deserving couple will … [Continue reading]

heartfelt rustic southern wedding

Rustic North Carolina Wedding with Southern wedding details and heartfelt DIY wedding touches

From Southern Hospitality Weddings & Events – “Kelly & Riley's wedding was the kind that you just felt so fortunate to be a part of! Their love story spans over a decade and they made sure to bring many heartfelt details to their day. These two newlyweds are the masterminds behind popular local brand, Local As It Gets, and they truly live that name - incorporating local & heirloom components to their wedding wherever possible! Their wedding felt like a … [Continue reading]

stunning front yard wedding

Frontyard Wedding

From Angela Zion Photography – “Katrina & Johann met in California when Johann came to install cable at Katrina's apartment! They decided to have an intimate 23 person wedding at her Dad's home on Lake Keowee in Seneca, South Carolina. The ceremony was held in the living room overlooking the water, and the reception was held in the front yard." "They had acrylic laser etched and gold foiled invitations, and then tied that in to the big day with … [Continue reading]

kumquat and dark teal wedding

Kumquat orange and blue teal wedding invites

From Eva Rieb Photography – “Ultimately, I wanted a shoot that was edgy but also delivered all the pretty details we love oogling over so much. The end result was a mega styled shoot plan that would deliver two shoots in one day: the ‘kumquat shoot’ which would fill that want (need?) for something a little more rock’n’roll with all the pretty details and then the ‘romantic shoot’ for the soft side of weddings. I could be happier with the results from this day of … [Continue reading]

neutral minimalist art studio wedding

Neutral Minimalist Wedding

From Stay Co. – “When I was approached to style this wedding editorial shoot I was immediately captivated by the concept. The photographer sent me some paintings by Andrew Wyeth. The mood, the layers, the textures, the still life… I was automatically drawn in. I studied the paintings as I thought up the story I wanted to tell to go with these beautiful artworks. What really stood out to me in the art was the charcoal, the unfinished look, the messy paint...all … [Continue reading]

lake como love story

Lake Como Destination Wedding

From the bride, Julia– “Our love story began a few years before the wedding. Time flies so fast that we did not notice how years passed and our feelings were the same as during the first days of dating! One year before our wedding, in a restaurant where you can see the patterns of the clouds and beautiful landscape Vitaly asked me to marry him and I couldn't refuse. We carefully chose the wedding date with astrologer’s help as we wanted it to be positive and … [Continue reading]

getting tropical in texas

Tropical bridal bouquet

From J. Martin Events – “Our team of North Texas creatives wanted to bring the tropics to central Texas with a mix of bold colors, fun florals and unique details. Even though this was a styled shoot, we aimed to capture authentic romance so we found a recently married, local couple to play dress up for the day and bring our vision to life!” “When designing this shoot, we aimed to bring the tropics to central Texas with lots of daring colors and unique … [Continue reading]

5 elopement tips

Elopement Tips

These days we’re all in favor of having your wedding exactly the way you want, and if that means an elopement, then we vote do it! If you’re considering an elopement, or even wondering what the differences are between a destination wedding and an elopement then you’ve come to the right place. Here are 5 elopement tips to help you either decide on your own wedding elopement or plan one! What is an Elopement? An elopement is basically a last-minute decision to … [Continue reading]

kate spade inspired bridal shower

Kate Spade themed bridal shower | Inspired by Kate Spade

Her creations filled many of us with joy and provided inspiration the world over and we believe that Kate Spade, her voice, the brand that she launched, and her legacy will continue to inspire magic in the future just as it did for this Kate Spade-themed bridal shower shot by Sunshower Photography at historic Duke Mansion in Charlotte, North Carolina. Inspiration for the event came directly from the bride herself. Ashley’s Charleston residence is filled … [Continue reading]

floral filled bridal session

Flower Filled Bridal Session

From Whimsie Photo and Video -  “This whimsical styled photo shoot was the creation of Aleah Holakoui with ALC Weddings and myself. We wanted something bright and spring-themed with fun florals and colorful accents. Our bridal model Joleen wore a beautiful lace blouse paired with a blush tulle skirt, complete with powder blue heels. Hair was provided by Alexandria Contreras and makeup was provided by Brittany Heim Makeup Artistry. Our backdrop from Drop It … [Continue reading]

wedding save the date rules

Wedding Save The Date Rules

Save the date announcements serve as a pre wedding invitation and allow your guests to make sure they keep their calendar clear for your big day! Though they sound simple and straightforward there are some wedding save the date rules and etiquette that should be followed. Image by Rayna McGinnis Photography. Find out more ways to use succulents in your wedding here.  First of all – if your engagement is really short, you may want to skip the save the dates … [Continue reading]

irish countryside estate wedding

Irish Countryside Wedding

This gorgeous shoot took place at the Bantry House and Garden, overlooking Bantry Bay in southwest Ireland, a historic setting that looks just like a painting by Sir John Lavery called “Riviera,” according to Tara Fay of Xena Productions. “He was an Irish artist best known for portraits in the early part of the 20th century in Ireland.” So, as a group, photographer Lisa O’Dwyer, florist Jill Wild and Tara decided to plan the photo shoot around other Lavery … [Continue reading]