hottest wedding trends of 2018

2018 Wedding Trends

Guest post by Kylie Carlson, International Academy of Wedding and Event Planning The New Year is here and planning a wedding just got even more exciting! The release of the fourth annual International Wedding Trends Report complete with predictions from dozens of the world’s most recognized wedding professionals is causing waves of anticipation especially among couples just beginning to plan their 2018 nuptials. Here are some highlights to help you find the right … [Continue reading]

lake tahoe mountain wedding

Lake Tahoe Mountain Wedding

From Mandy Ford Photography – “This enchanted forest wedding with rich cranberry tones, mauve accents, and gold sequins, paired perfectly with the dark evergreens of the Reno Tahoe mountains. Hillarie and Bobby wed on the edge of a mountain, at over 7,000 feet, overlooking the Washoe desert valley below at cozy Tannenbaum Event Center. The floral designs were easy-going and dripped with lush, loose accents. Quality Event Design constructed a unique centerpiece on … [Continue reading]

emerald isle bridal morning editorial

Bridal Morning Inspiration

From Radian Photography – “This bridal morning editorial was inspired by a question: ‘how can we create photos that show a sense of movement?’ As artists we wanted to explore this idea so we assembled a team of vendors to capture a bride getting ready for her day at The Watson House in Emerald Isle. As she went through the actions of her morning and preparing for her wedding, we photographed her around the grounds of the gorgeous estate, eventually answering our … [Continue reading]

the most romantic valentine’s day gift

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Call me old-fashioned but long stem red roses on Valentine’s Day will forever be the most romantic gift you can give. There’s something so classic, so timeless about a beautiful rose, and a box full of them?! Yes please! Red roses have long been tied to love, dating back to Greek and Roman mythology and their respective goddesses of love, Aphrodite and Venues. There’s no mistaking their passionate meaning and the feeling of being desired when you’re gifted red … [Continue reading]

elegant baltimore wedding in a vintage industrial space

Mt Washington Mill Dye House Baltimore Wedding reception

From Molly Lichten Photography – “Shannon and Kyle’s wedding at the Mt. Washington Mill Dye House in Baltimore was the perfect combination of vintage industrial charm and classic wedding style. The elegant exposed brick of the venue combined with the couple’s soft color palette of pastels, white, blush, and gold set the stage for a beautiful and romantic celebration!” THE PROPOSAL From Shannon – “Kyle had planned a dinner for us to celebrate my new … [Continue reading]

minimal warehouse wedding with glass decor ideas

Glass Wedding Ideas

From Winx Photo – “For this wedding styled shoot I wanted to create a nice juxtaposition between warm and cool, modern and minimal. I was inspired by the all white interior of the warehouse and didn’t want to pull away from that too much, so I kept it simple but inspiring, allowing the clean color palette to be the focal point!” “We used a simple greenery runner filled with eucalyptus to pull in some cooler tones against the warmth of the wood and the … [Continue reading]

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Wedding photographer in Tuscany

We can all agree that getting married in Tuscany is a dream come true. Whether you’re looking for seascapes along the Mediterranean or gorgeous vistas near Florence as a backdrop to your nuptials, Tuscany will never go out of style. When planning your destination wedding in Tuscany you’ll definitely need a local wedding planner, but don’t forget the photographer! Booking a wedding photographer in Tuscany, a true Italian, will give your wedding day memories … [Continue reading]

sophisticated LA wedding

Sophisticated, modern, and chic black-tie wedding in Los Angeles

From Anna Delores Photography – “Stephanie and Eli are a hip Los Angeles couple with serious style! The couple made simple, clean design choices to avoid competition with the lively decor of the venue, The Fig House. Invitations, menus, and signage were printed on white marble print paper, and reception tables were adorned with beautiful arrangements of greenery and white blooms. The modern simplicity was a perfect match to the vibes of Fig House!" … [Continue reading]

backyard lake michigan wedding

Lake Michigan Backyard Wedding

Kayla and Taylor’s hosted their wedding at their family’s lakeside cottage in South Haven along the shores of Lake Michigan and my goodness was it dreamy! A spectacularly beautiful 75-degree sunny day set the backdrop for their incredible wedding with Christa Hitchcock Photography there to capture it all! HOW THEY MET From Kayla – “Tyler and I met in nursing school at Western Michigan University. We were in all of the same classes for all 4 years of … [Continue reading]

urban farm-to-table wedding ideas

Farm to Table San Diego Wedding

From Michelle Garibay Events – “The photographer for this urban farm-to-market wedding inspiration shoot, Ashely Bee, wanted to create a fresh, botanical-inspired design in a city setting with the hardness of metal and wood paid with soft, organic elements. Rich purples and lush greens were the focus colors of this al fresco wedding reception editorial!” This wedding inspiration shoot proves that the fresh, farm-to-table look can be had no matter where … [Continue reading]

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Same Sex California Ranch Wedding

Sarah and Erin first met at work, but didn’t start dating until years later when their two best guy friends started to encourage them to talk more and see if something was there – little did they know that it would turn into love! Luckily we have these images from Anna Delores Photography to relive the magic of their big day. THE PROPOSAL From Sarah – “Just before Christmas, Erin planned a day full of my favorite holiday activities: brunch, shopping, … [Continue reading]

4 flawless looks for a greenhouse wedding

Bridal Looks for a Greenhouse Wedding

From Caitlin Lee Photography – “When dreaming up wedding inspiration I knew I wanted to have a shoot surrounded by greenery. I collaborated with some local vendors and was able to find my dream location, a greenhouse at Brunswick Manor! Beautiful models, 4 gorgeous gowns and a talented hair and makeup artist, helped pull this lovely greenhouse wedding inspiration shoot off!” “When talking to our florist, Straton Hall Events, I described each of the … [Continue reading]

sparkly champagne + cream wedding

Hayley Paige Collins dress

Jenna and Sam’s gorgeous wedding captured by Dawn Derbyshire Photography combines girlie glam with manly marine in the most romantic way. Be sure to read their story, as her very first ‘swipe right’ turned into a true love story and a fairytale wedding! HOW THEY MET From the Bride, Jenna – “The best bet I ever lost and the consequence was to make a Tinder account. That was Wednesday, October 14th, 2015. Thursday, we started talking and by Friday, … [Continue reading]

christmas eve fireside celebration

Christmas Eve fireside celebration | Post-elopement wedding reception | Christmas wedding ideas

From Photographer Erin Lee Allender – “Diane and Mark eloped to the shores of Zanzibar to get married but when they came home they decided to travel to Nashville and have their friends and families meet them to celebrate their marriage! The Standard, built in the 1840s, hosted the event on Christmas Eve and Diane & Mark’s dinner was held in front of a heartwarming fireplace – it looked straight out of a Christmas movie!” *** Photography: … [Continue reading]

impossibly romantic italian boudoir

Romantic Italian Boudoir Session

Today’s flawless bridal boudoir inspiration shoot conceptualized by Ilbiancoeilrosa epitomizes Italian grace. The lingerie from Fine and Fleurie is delicate and romantically demure and the change from white to black adds a touch of sizzle. The gorgeous room in Villa Sermolli near Florence adds a regal finery to the scene. Fine botanical drawings and elegant calligraphy from Sara Pratesi mirrors the wall murals and it’s all captured perfectly by Lara Emme! … [Continue reading]

the terrace romance

Terrace Hotel Florida Wedding

With harmonious tension, rich tones and elegance, moody + whimsical dance, this wedding inspiration shoot creates a romantically mysterious, yet bright atmosphere highlighting the intimacy of the wedding day. ‘The Terrace Romance’ hosted at the historic boutique Terrace Hotel is a collaboration of Tampa Bay area vendors and models, along with photographers Jeff & Michele, who traveled from Louisville, Kentucky desiring to create something different, exotic, … [Continue reading]