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August 23

Traditional Purple Wedding with a Modern Twist

Today, we are so excited to be sharing this charming historic wedding in Georgia! Brian and Natalie rented out The Venetian Room near downtown Atlanta, and had this early 1900s venue decked out in beautiful violet hues. If you enjoy the finer things in life, you swoon over this purple wedding theme.

Their special day was both classic and modern. From the elegant marble to the chandeliers, the entire space leaves guests breathless. We are swooning over the pink and purple flower bouquets and the array of deep purple, and soft lavender, bridesmaids dresses. The sophisticated white Calla Lily centerpieces on the reception tables made quite a statement, as did the tiny candles scattered about the crystal vases. What was the real icing on the cake for us? We got a huge kick out of Natalie and Brian’s swirled chocolate and vanilla cake. Who doesn’t love getting the best of both worlds on their special day?


Photography Credit: Mandi Mitchell Photography

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Florist: Floral Creations Florist

DJ/Music: Complete Music and Video

Cake: Publix Bakery

Venue: Venetian Room

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!


August 3

Luxurious Pink Grand Canyon Wedding

Today, we are tickled pink to be sharing this epic desert wedding. Mai and PJ were married married in Scottsdale Arizona, at a beautiful Catholic church. Their reception party was held at The Four Seasons hotel, inside one of the expansive ballrooms. Our favorite part of this unique wedding though, was when PJ and Mai went off into the Grand Canyon for some once-in-a-lifetime wedding photography.

From the white laser cut invitations that look like lace, to the whimsical soft pink bridesmaid dresses, this whole occasion is swoon-worthy. The quiet desert scenery is ultra romantic, and a perfect spot for an intimate moment between the new bride and groom. Mai’s extra-long wedding veil may just take your breath away; and her flower bouquet filled with stunning succulents isn’t too shabby either!


Photography Credit: Amy & Jordan

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white wedding invitations with lace | wedding paper divas

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Planner: Andrea Leslie Weddings
Ceremony: St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church
Officiant: Father Anton Tran
Calligrapher: Freed Hands
Florist: Flower Studio

Reception Venue: The Four Seasons Troon North
Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linens
Rentals: Us to U Party Rentals
Band/Music: Desert House Productions
Transportation: Ollie the Trolley

Bridal Hair/Makeup: Allison Pynn
Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror
Ring: Brown’s South Africa & Cartier
Heels: Christian Louboutin & Klub Nico
Accessories: Cara
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo

Groom’s Ring: Family Family Heirloom
Groom’s Suit: Suit Supply
Groom’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Groomsmen’s Suit: Men’s Wearhouse

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!


July 6

An Industrial Modern Wedding in a City Winery

We hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend! Today, we are sharing a stunning wedding with some epic city flare. Katie and Brock wanted a non-traditional wedding, and made sure to incorporate some unique elements within their big day. Their fun modern wedding in Portland included a glittery champagne wedding dress, Corn Dog toasts, and a standing room ceremony.

From the mismatched bridesmaids dresses to simple reception centerpieces, we love how effortless this stylish wedding feels. The mix of vibrant reds, pinks, and burgundy flowers really tie everything together.


Photography Credit: Joshua Rainey Photography

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Venue: Coopers Hall

Florist: Swoon Floral Design

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 11

A Romantic Wedding with a Blue and Silver Theme

Today, we are so thrilled to be sharing this pretty wedding with you all! Hosted in Milwaukee, this bride and groom got to experience the best of both worlds, from a stunning garden setting to a serene lake. Their fun blue and silver wedding colors lend to a super romantic wedding theme.

Our favorite part of their special day, was the way in which the bride chose to commemorate her dad. Tina put a picture of her father on her wedding bouquet, so that he could be with her in spirit as she walked down the aisle on her wedding day. Small gestures make a huge impact when remembering loved ones; no matter how you choose to do it, make sure it feels personal to you.

The traditional church ceremony was stunning, and let it beautiful natural sunlight. Their fun reception venue was an old, historic building from the 1800s, and has since been renovated for special occasions such as this one. From the lavish white bricks to the massive wooden beams, it is quite a shower stopper! Their classy silver and blue color theme perfectly complements their sleek silver, foil pressed wedding invitations.


Photography Credit: Gina Zeidler

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romantic wedding kiss after cake cutting


Planner: Timeless Events
Church: St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Florist:  Waukesha Greenhouse and Floral
Reception Venue: Pritzlaff

Wedding Cake:  Yo Mama! Frozen Yogurt
DJ/Music: Sound by Design
Food: Zilli Hospitality Group

Wedding Dress: Wedding Shoppe, Inc.
Accessories: Earrings from Lizzibeth
Heels: Badgley Mischka
Bridal Hair & Makeup:  Signature Salon and Spa Waukesha, WI
Bridesmaids dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Milwaukee, WI

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!


May 16

Fun Pink and Gold Outdoor Wedding in Texas

Today, we are sharing an ultra sweet love story! If you are hoping to have a chic outdoor wedding during spring or summer, this beautiful theme offers some great ideas. Filled with lots of pink and gold hues, this whimsical day is the ultimate princess wedding inspiration.

From the Bride:

Our story was not a typical “love at first sight” story.  After knowing each other for a long period of time, our paths finally lined up one unexpected night- and from that moment on, we knew that we had found the one. God had crossed our paths again at just the right moment!

We later grew our family by welcoming our sweet son Cooper to the world, and discovered all the joys of becoming parents. Life couldn’t have been better- Until the amazing day that Trey proposed! In a quick whirlwind, we planned the wedding of our dreams. We planned a romantic yet modern wedding, filled with lots of charming blush colors. Fairytale blush colors and gold accents brought to life the perfect setting to say “I do”. Our night was filled with fun, laughter, lots of dancing, and hands down the best cake we’ve ever tasted! We can honestly say it was the BEST DAY EVER!”

Photography Credit: Helo Photography

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blue groomsmen

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bride and groom kissing under crystal chandelier

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Venue: The Terrace Club

Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery

Florist: Wild Bunches

Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo

Officiant: Austin Weddings Unlimited

DJ/Music: DJ Presley

Tux: Hugo Boss

Bridal Hair: Mandy Silver – Hair & Makeup

Musicians: Musical Discovery Chamber Players of Austin

Groomsman Tux: The Tie Bar

Dress Designer: Watters


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!


February 18

Blue and Gold Winter Wedding Shoot

Today, we are beaming about this wonderfully artistic wedding inspiration! If you and your partner are hoping to have some bold elements on your wedding day, this artsy blue and gold styled shoot is sure to impress. It’s unique and modern, and gives a refreshing spin on some classic wedding elements. While this inspiration is great for any time of the year, we especially love this theme for a winter wedding.

An art gallery may seem like an odd place to host your wedding, but it’s a great option for those of you wanting something a little less traditional. The marbled wedding invitations are sleek and refined, while the white orchids exude a certain softness within the reception decor. The blue and gold wedding colors are rich and welcoming; and it is quite possible that we have never seen such a beautiful cake before. It’s a little piece of golden heaven! Did we mention there’s also a photo booth? Remember to have fun on your wedding day! It will be over before you know it.


Photography Credit: Vesic Photography

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gold and navy three tiered wedding cake

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newlyweds smiling in a wedding photo booth

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Hotel Venue:  21C Museum Durham Hotel
Planner:  Events By Nishaka
Wedding cakes:  Cakes by Chloe
Furniture:  AFR Furniture Rentals
Lighting/Photo booth:  Triad DJ & Events
Calligraphy:  All She Wrote Notes
Bridal Makeup:  Savin Face Make-up Artistry
Wedding Gown:  Diva’s Bridal and Boutique
Real Bride and Groom:  Shana Simpson & Anthony Boney

See more tips and pictures of this inspiration over on Love & Lavender.