February 8

Dazzling Outdoor Wedding With Cultural Flair

Today we are bringing to you some outdoor wedding inspiration with a little flair!

This venue among the vineyards, offers a grand estate with rustic views and a backdrop that made for the perfect setting for Tracy and Meng’s “I do’s.” We are loving the bright pink color palette of this big day. You can find the hue on the bridesmaids, incorporated in the florals and on the wedding cake as well that just sparkles.

The couple honored their heritage with a traditional flair including a tea ceremony and lion dance. If you’re in need of some outdoor wedding inspiration and ideas for making your big day true to you, then you’re definitely in the right place.

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Special details about the day from the bride…

Blend of Asian traditions and modern American trends throughout our outdoor wedding.

  • Got married year of horse because it was lucky for our Chinese zodiacs
  • Tea ceremony with dragon and lion dancers
  • Both languages on wedding invitation
  • We love to go camping in the summer so we had a s’mores bar
  • Groom’s friend was officiant. He told us to take a selfie before saying our vows to capture the moment

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Vendors

Photographer Credit: Daniel Hon Photography

Venue: Guglielmo Winery 

For more inspiration, view the wedding highlight video shot here by Warren Yu 

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February 3

Travel Themed Engagement Pictures

These travel themed engagement pictures make us want to grab our belongings and go!

Kaitlyn and Preston have a unique one-of-a-kind love which really shines through in this fun engagement session. We are swooning over each shot.

From the Photographer…

Kaitlyn and Preston knew they didn’t want the traditional engagement portrait session. They were unique people and wanted a unique, fun, themed engagement session. They love everything vintage and they just love travel, so together we came up with this vintage travel themed engagement shoot. I supplied the vintage cameras, but everything else, the couple found on their own by shopping through flea markets and antique shops.

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Vendors

Photographer: McKenzie Stewart Weddings

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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February 2

Peacock Blue Wedding Colors for Spring

Today, we are so excited to share Steve and Megan’s real wedding! We love the sweet touches these two carefully planned for their special day. From their peacock blue wedding theme, creative DIY wedding decorations, and unique canvas painting during the ceremony, the entire day was filled with an abundance of love and creativity. These lovebirds even managed to see a few whimsical snowflakes gently fall before them.

If you love a great themed wedding, then you’ll thoroughly enjoy this festive peacock wedding. The Springvale Golf Course, in Ohio, was the perfect place for these two to say, I DO! It’s fun, romantic, and full of so much life! We are so tickled that they used our white and blue wedding invitations. Find the full suite for your own big day!

 

Photography Credit: Lane Baldwin Photography

muted off white Mr and Mrs wedding invitations

peacock blue bridesmaids dresses

profile view of a bride in her veil during a spring morning ceremony

white wedding flower bouquet with white feathers and jewels and stones

outdoor wedding photography in spring of bridesmaids in blue dresses

lodge wedding ceremony with a full house of guests

creative ideas for wedding ceremony rituals

wedding reception with people dancing to music

bride and groom cutting their wedding cake at the reception

groom and bride hugging outside during a windy afternoon

Venue: Springvale Ballroom
Wedding Cake: Cakes of Elegance
Music: A Bride’s DJ
Wedding Dress: Mori Lee, Dora’s Bridal

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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February 1

Pink Wedding Inspiration Board Ideas

Picture this: A cake with ruffled pink roses, bridesmaid gowns in creams, pinks and metallic rose gold. We absolutely love this romantic rose and kraft wedding theme for the day your love story unfolds. If you love pink everything, this pink wedding theme will make you swoon!

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Photo Source: Cake | Groom | Centerpiece | Bridesmaid Dresses | Macarons | Shoes | Mason Jars | Succulentskraft-and-rose-wedding-invitationFeatured Wedding Invitation: Spectacular Splatter. See our full Wedding Invitation Collection here.

Good quality paper is key when it comes to stationery. It’s the way this invitation elegantly shows off the rose-gold foil and the bold font that makes this invitation a keeper. If you are looking for pink wedding invitations with some unique flare, our pressed rose gold foil is a stunning choice.

Let’s take a look at how to add pretty details for a rose and kraft wedding theme:

Cake
These trendy wedding cakes, called naked cakes, get their name from their unfrosted sides. Make a dessert that looks effortless and natural with a tall naked cake.

Groom
Use flowers from the bridal bouquet for the groom’s boutonniere. Add rustic Dusty Miller and garden roses to the boutonniere for a soft look. Then wrap it with silk ribbon in rosy pink to match his tie.

Centerpiece
Collect different shaped bottles and mason jars for the reception table centerpieces. This is a DIY craft that anyone can do. Simply spray paint your jars with rose gold, silver and/or gold and set them out with wildflowers and roses on your cocktail tables, reception tables and dessert bar. Before you know it, you’ll have epic pink wedding decor.

Bridesmaid Dresses
Let bridesmaids feel the spotlight dressed in gowns that sparkle with sequins and metallic beading. They’ll also help set the tone for the ceremony, before the bride walks down the aisle.

Macarons
Offer pink finger food desserts in addition to a wedding cake. Guests will enjoy a fun dessert bar option.

Shoes
If the bridesmaids get to have a little sparkle, so should the bride! Find sequined rose-gold pumps to add some extra shine to the radiant bride. Photographers will also find ways to use them in shots for some interesting photos.

Succulents
Succulents make great gifts because they’re low-maintenance. Add your style by wrapping kraft-colored paper around each pot. Tie with a cream ribbon and then personalize with a hanging gift tag.

Your wedding should reflect who you are as a couple, and finding the perfect wedding theme is the way to start. Set the tone for romance and add rosy pinks and neutrals to flowers, table decor, gowns and desserts for a rose and kraft wedding theme. And then top it off with a little bit of sparkle. Creating an elegant, pink wedding is easier than you think!

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January 30

Styled Rustic Outdoor Barn Wedding

Today, we are sharing an absolutely breathtaking styled shoot all the way from Colorado!

Nestled within the mountains, this historic venue houses a rustic log barn which is a stunning accompaniment to Wild Canyon Ranch. Within this venue, you’ll find panoramic views of golden fields, a quaint pond, and flourishing forests filled with an aromatic array of pine and aspen trees.

If you have your sights set on a barn wedding, this inspiration will surely make you run to your Pinterest boards. The bride’s long, flowing vintage veil is a perfect match for the intricate details within her wedding dress.  Perfect for spring and summer, we also love the varying green hues, pops of pink, and creamy white colors within their wedding decorations. Both rustic and chic, are could stare at this styled shoot for hours.

 

Photography Credit:  Carrie King Photographer

curly brunette bridal hair

bride in lace dress standing in a sunny grassy field

ranch wedding with close up picture of brunette bride

ceremony reception in a barn log cabin

pink and green spring flower centerpieces for a wedding

wood and brick wedding venue with hanging chandeliers above reception tables

all pink everything decor for a spring wedding reception

white pink and green wedding decor for a rustic barn wedding

olive oil bottles with gift tags for wedding favors

green wedding ring

green plat foliage wedding invitations

bride in a sunny field holding her flower bouquet

spring bride and groom holding hands in nature

model under a white lace wedding veil

forest and hills at wild canyon ranch

elegant wedding cake topped with white pink roses

green and white wedding suite for nature lovers |wedding paper divas

Vendors
Paper Goods: Wedding Paper Divas
Floral and Decor Design: Yonder Floral and Decor House
Venue: Wild Canyon Ranch
Wedding Dress: Lela Rose from Anna Be’
Wedding Veil: Jaclyn Jordan NY
Cake: Langilicious Fine Pastries
Hair Stylist: Shear Elegance by Tawny
Bridal Makeup:  Magnifica Bella
Ribbons: Silk & Willow
Groom’s Tie: Two Tie Guys
Models: Micheal and Rachel via Willhelmina

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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