July 20

Traditional Ballroom Black and White Wedding

Today, we are sharing some classic inspiration that will transport you back a few eras. This timeless black and white wedding incorporates a stunning ballroom, intimate garden, and lots of flowers and lace.

If you’ve had your heart set on a traditional wedding, this styled shoot pulled out all the stops! A formal reception area, crystal chandeliers, and oil paintings are scattered throughout this historic venue. The foil pressed wedding invitations make a real statement, and shine just as brightly as their refined silver and black wedding cake. No matter what the two of you prefer to have on your wedding day, make sure that it stays true to the two of you! This formal affair is timeless and oh so romantic.

 

Photography Credit: Jodi and Kurt

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Vendors

Venue: The Decatur House on LaFayette Square
Florals: Amaryllis, Inc
Styling: Karson Butler Events
Treats: Buttercream Bakeshop

Boutique: Carine’s Bridal Atelier
Bridal Hair & Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty
1st Model: Gionna Rose of The Artist Agency
Gown Designer: Berta Bridal

Dance Floor: Party Rental LTD
Calligrapher: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Table Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rentals
Staging: Sugar Plum Tents

Tux Attire: Lustre Formal Wear
2nd Model: Eli Perdew

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!

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July 18

Natural Wedding Theme with Greens and Gold

Here’s nature at its best, dressed to the nines in olive, lime and emerald greens. Gold accents elevate this rustic wedding, sending you to a fine dining experience in the great outdoors.

Imagine being invited to sit on a gold Chiavari chair to celebrate the happy couple’s “I Dos” and surrounded by depression glass details on tables adorned with greenery. It’s not just a look but a feeling that you want to set for your wedding day. Here’s how a wedding theme can wear natural greens and gold.

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Photo Source: Mini Cakes | Dyed Silk Scarf | Gold Chair | Tablescape | Bridesmaids | Bouquet

Today’s inspiration is filled with a lush look, thanks to stunning greenery bouquets. Keep the effortless look of nature with loose, organic arrangements. Place them on your tables, chairs and all around your venue.

Want something different than cupcakes? Set your dessert table with mini cakes in colors of greens and gold. This table is sure to draw attention! There’s something special about this “grab and go” dessert that encourages guests to social—and, no forks needed.

earthy-greens-and-gold-wedding-invitationsFeatured Wedding Invitation: Adorned Frame. See our full Wedding Invitation Collection here.

Choose a beautiful invitation design to match your theme and then bring it to your big day. Add more style to your ceremony and reception with programs, table number cards, place cards, menus and more.

Thanks to the beautiful colors in nature, you can have an outdoor wedding look that’s gorgeous and organic. Add greens and gold to your chairs, tablescapes, desserts and other details that will set the mood for your big day. A stylish environment will keep guests dancing and the newlyweds smiling throughout the night. Make memories to last a lifetime with your colors and details.

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July 16

Grey Classic Wedding on High Grove Estate

Today, we are so overjoyed to be sharing this stunning classic wedding inspiration with you all! Set on an elegant Southern estate overlooking Lake Laurel, you’ll quickly see why these vendors fell in love with its vintage charm.

Perfect for any time of the year, this chic color palette is neutral enough to be used during any season. We love the various grey hues, and baby blue colors paired with just a hint of mint. Though this wedding feels traditional, it also encompasses some boho style flare. This swoon-worthy wedding dress has an embroidered lace bodice with an illusion neckline. If that doesn’t make you fall head over heels, the cathedral train will!

Their elegant floral watercolor invitations set the tone for this event. Filled with soft creams, pastel blues, and chic grey tones, this vintage design perfectly matches the reception decor.

Photography Credit: Rachel Red Photography

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Vendors

Venue: High Grove Estate
Florals: Flowers on Broad Street
Bakery: Sweet Memories Bakery

Dress Designer: Hayley Paige
Bridal Makeup: Brianna Swing
Jewelry: Anne’s Diamond Center
Gown Shop: Hayden Olivia Bridal (Charlotte NC)
Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo

Suit: Bernard’s Formal Wear
Plates, Utensils, Glasses, Etc: West Elm Charleston
Candle Sticks: Greenhouse Picker Sisters

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!

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July 15

Fun Elopement Ideas in New York City

Today, we are having so much fun with this New York elopement! Evelien and Kevin wanted a wedding day that was stress-free, and decide to tie the knot in the Big Apple. If you’re looking for fun poses, these elopement ideas are Pinterest worthy.

These nuptials at the New York Public Library were almost a destination wedding for these two lovebirds. They traveled all the way from Belgium to say I DO! They took some elopement photography in front of the New York skyline, and the newly opened Word Trade Center. They even ventured into the new Path Train Station where they were lucky enough to get a couple of photos from. They also stopped at the Fulton Center Terminal, before it was time to get hitched at the City Clerk’s Office. Evelien and Kevin finished the day with wedding photos at Grand Central, the New York Public Library, and Bryant Park. Evelien’s blue shoes are the icing on the cake!

Photography Credit: Sascha Reinking Photography

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Vendors

Location: City Clerk’s Office

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!

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July 13

Flamingo Pink and Green Vintage Wedding Inspiration

Today, we are swooning over this wildly creative vintage wedding inspiration! Inspired by our flamingo wedding invitations, this team put together a fun retro wedding that pays homage to the rockin’ 1950s.

We love how perfectly the black and white decor pairs with the splashes of green and pink. The vintage clothing, lawn decor, and throw-back treats make this unique piece so much fun. Remember to plan a wedding that’s true to the two of you! This electric theme is great for a summer wedding. Allow guests to relax, and dress in attire from the 50s for this type of party! If you have a big enough space, this would be the perfect scenario for an intimate backyard wedding.

Photography Credit:  Marc Edwards Photographs

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Vendors

Planner: Two Prince Bakery Theater
Hair: Michelle Renee The Studio, Hair and Makeup Group
Gifts: Kate Aspen
Linens and Coverings: Kate Ryan Linens
Etsy Designer: CCADesign
Bakery: OobAlaMode Pastries
Specialty Foods: Painted and Sprinkled
Specialty Foods: Speak Wines
Handmade Goods: The Bannerie
Caterer: Whatever Pops

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!

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July 11

Beach and Sea-Glass Blue Inspired Wedding Theme

This “secret in a bottle” just washed-up on shore: Create an elegant beach theme with soft shades of sea-glass blue votives, tinted bottles and Zen-like floral arrangements.

The use of glass for this wedding inspiration shows up everywhere in the most unique ways. Let’s look at how you can transform tablescapes and flower arrangements into a theme that’s inspired by sea-glass blues and the beach.

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Photo Source: Sea Glass | Votives | Bouquet | Glass Bottles | Bridesmaids | Tablescape

Glass is a perfect decor detail because it’s so universal. Today it makes waves as votives, bottles and flower boxes.

When the sun goes down, add romantic lighting with lit candles in glass votives in shades of blues and purples. You can also bring more style to your tables with tinted bottles in various sizes.

Want to try something new? Put nature’s beauty on display by placing plants in glass boxes as your centerpieces.

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Featured Wedding Invitation: Floral Unity. See our full Wedding Invitation Collection here.

This invitation design was customized with the perfect colors in mind to match a sea glass and beach inspired theme. Guests can expect day-of events ranging from dinner to dancing with the invitation’s cool graphic icons. They have so much style and fun to look forward to.

A great way to start planning is to look at inspiration, including invitation designs. Once you have your theme and design picked out, it’s time to dress up your day with the details, like glass bottles, and sea glass and seaside garden plants for your tables. Put all the lovely details together and you’ll have yourself a fine party. It’s your day; decorate to your heart’s content!

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