Colorful Wedding

August 9

Colorful Outdoor Wedding with a 50s Theme

Today, this colorful 50s themed wedding is rocking our world! From the polka dot dresses to catching a ride on the zoo carousel, this entire wedding day was filled with so much character. This is also the perfect inspiration for a Kate Spade wedding theme. We love all of the vibrant colors paired with classic black and white tones.

How Did the Proposal Happen?

It was a random Monday night, when Jeff called Joy into the kitchen to see a trick he had taught the dogs. Jeff asked her to hold 3 dog treats in her hand, and shut her eyes.

Joy was secretly hoping he had somehow taught Mike to stand on Louis’ back, the way that goats can sometimes be stacked, one up on top of the other. However, that is not the trick that Jeff had up his sleeve. After a few minutes, Joy looked down to find that each dog was sitting in front of her with a small cardboard sign hung around their neck. The signs read, “Will”, “You”, “Marry”….and then there was Jeff, down on one knee, holding a sign that read, “Me?” Joy said “Yes!” followed by, “Oh my god, we’re in sweatpants!!” They laughed and kissed each other before sharing the big news with all of their loved ones.

Photography Credit: Oldani Photography

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kate spade inspired wedding reception decorations

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outdoor wedding venue in a park

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carousel ride with a bride and groom

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Venue: The Culver Pavillion at the Muny

Florist: Flowerama

Food Catereing: Patty Long Catering

Cake: The Cakery Bakery

Transportation: BEST Transportation


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!


June 6

Affordable Ideas for a Colorful Rustic Wedding

Don’t want to spend a fortune on your wedding day? Leave it up to Mother Nature to create the most beautiful combination of woodsy neutrals and an array of pinks, yellows and oranges. Envision this for a colorful, rustic wedding theme: unfinished wood slices on tabletops, colorful bouquets and a beautiful wedding invitation to match.

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Need to give your venue a warm glow? Arrange various-sized tree stumps in a large open space and place glass candle vases on top. The flickering light and warm neutrals will create a romantic atmosphere that’s inviting, and not to mention, perfect for a rustic theme! Pick any size candles you desire! An array of tealight candles scattered about, will also make a luxurious statement.

Not big on frosting? Try a naked cake! Not only are these sweet treats adorable and perfect for a rustic wedding theme, they are often less expensive. Without a baker needing to spend hours creating the perfect masterpiece with delicate pieces of fondant, there is usually less labor involved with this style of cake.


Featured Wedding Invitation: Gorgeous Blossoms. See our full Wedding Invitation Collection here.

We love this watercolor inspired invitation design. Natural, rustic and colorful—the invitation matches the wooden decor and bright flowers to a tee. Why not give guests an idea about what they’ll experience come wedding day?

Whether or not you are looking to create a colorful, rustic wedding theme, today’s inspiration shows how your wedding invitation design can inspire you. Let wood and bright-colored flowers bring the outdoors to your tablescapes and venue décor. It’s the kind of look you’ll love revisiting, photo after photo.



March 2

Spring Wedding Colors in a Bay Area Winery

Today, we are so overjoyed to be sharing Alex and Sara’s amazing day. While their vibrant wedding favored an overall yellow and grey wedding theme, their entire event was filled with an abundance of pretty spring wedding colors! We love how chic their rustic, chalkboard wedding invitations looked at their winery wedding.

From The Bride:

Alex and I first laid eyes on each other in high school- we were only 15! We were on our way to a Sadie’s Hawkins dance and met during the proverbial “picture taking” beforehand at a mutual friend’s house. We weren’t each others’ dates but should have been with all the flirting we were doing.

We became high school sweethearts, but then decided to go our separate ways in college to do some (much needed!) growing up. Near the end of college our paths managed to cross again; and we’ve been together ever since.

I wanted to make sure that our wedding had a lot of special details. My “Something borrowed” was the pair of earrings my older sister wore back on her wedding day. I think they were great luck! For the reception, I had my dad build a custom seating assignment chart. It was a 6×8 ft board with a sign instructing guests to “Trace Your Roots to Sara and Alex”. The roots spread out across the entire board, and each root represented a special part of Alex’s and my life. For example, “Chi Omega” was the grouping for all my sorority sisters, “Liman” (the street Alex lived on in college) was the grouping for his college roommates. We also had a special section at the venue to show a “Family Tree” of marriages. We framed our grandparents and parents wedding photos, all coming together in the middle with one of our engagement pictures. We could not have been more excited to share our special day will all of our amazing loved ones!


Photography Credit: Rachel Blackwell

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close up picture of diamond earrings

purple orange pink blue spring wedding colors bouquet

bride standing in a winery vineyard

bride and groom kissing in a winery

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yellow colored winery wedding reception table

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ideas for fun games to play at a wedding reception cocktail hour

wedding cake table with various desserts


Venue: Clos La Chance Vineyard

Videographer: Bryan Thayer

Caterer: Mama Mia’s (Morgan Hill)

Florist: Bloomsters

Music: Elite Entertainment (DJ Turner)

Wedding Dress Store: Trudy’s Special Occasions

Wedding Dress Designer: Pronovias

Party Rentals: Pro Prep Events

Bridesmaid/Tux Rentals: Elegant Lace

Hair and Makeup: Hairs Inn

Wedding Cake & Desserts: Elaine Regan

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!


January 10

A Styled Shoot with Ruffled Blog and Gilded Lily Events

We are so excited to share this incredibly gorgeous styled shoot that was featured on Ruffled Blog and created by the talented Gilded Lily Events. Inspired by our watercolor invitation suite, Gilded Lily Events designed a magical, sun-kissed wedding, captured by Christina Lily Photography. To view more of this stunning shoot on Ruffled, click here.


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Credits: Wedding Suite: Wedding Paper Divas / Florals & Event Design: Gilded Lily Events / Photography: Christina Lilly Photography / Videography: Flora + Fauna / Calligraphy: MaryKate / Hair & Makeup: Hot Mess Studio / Dress: Tadashi Shoji for BHLDN / Earrings: Elizabeth Cole for BHLDN / Sash: Catherine Deane for BHLDN / Hair Piece and Bracelet: Foolish Ginger / Bride’s Shoes: Michael Kors / Groom’s Suit & Shoes: Banana Republic / Venue: Historic Walnford, NJ