traditional wedding ideas

August 20

Timeless Traditional Wedding Inspiration in Charleston

Today, we are swooning over this breathtaking styled shoot. Hosted in the ever-romantic Charleston, this wedding does not disappoint. This historic venue has been around since the 1900s, and has everything a girl could want on her big day- from the striking wood floors to the heavenly windows that let in an abundance of natural sunlight. If you want a traditional wedding with a bit of a twist, take note of what this talented team put together.

From the grey tablescape, blooming yellow flowers, and delicate letterpress invitations, we are loving how these dreamy colors and textures effortlessly complement one another. The bride’s unique wedding dress is the real star of the show though. We cannot take our eyes off of its stunning lace top! The bride’s soft makeup look and elegant up-do are truly a look to remember.

Photography Credit: Rachel Red Photography

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bride next to flowers on a fireplace for a traditional wedding reception

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pearl and gold engagement ring


Venue: The Gadsden House

Stylist: A.Caldwell Events

Florist: Tiger Lily Weddings

Gown: Modern Trousseau

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Ring: Susie Saltzman

Bridal Hair & Makeup: Paper Dolls

Rentals: EventWorks Rentals

Reception Linens: La Tavola

Mirror, Bar Cart, and Bookends: 428 Main

Calligrapher: Paige Tanenbaum

Model: Kathleen Shuler

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!


April 3

Formal Purple Wedding Theme in Spring

Today, we are thrilled to be sharing this beautiful traditional wedding. Jackie and Mel are sweet newlyweds, who held their big day just a few weeks ago! We love their fun spin on a classic wedding. Though the wedding party is dressed in formal black and white attire, Mel and Jackie’s wedding decor holds stunning pops of pastel purple colors.

From the satin bridal party robes, to the tiered ombre wedding cake, various lavender hues are seen throughout their entire wedding theme. Their stunning, whimsical white arch created for their wedding ceremony may be one of our favorite pieces from the day; It’s soft and romantic, and perfectly reflects a spring wedding.

Jackie and Mel actually met at the The Club at Treasure Island in Florida, so it seemed only right that they held their reception party there! Their personalized floral wedding invitations really set the tone of this celebration. From the great music to dance to, to the fun limo ride the whole wedding party experienced, these two know how to throw a great party.


Photography Credit: Carrie Wildes

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father and daughter during wedding ceremony walk

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bride and groom dresses in black and white formal clothing

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bride laughing on the dance floor

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wedding party cheering in a limo


Ceremony Venue: The Mahaffey Theater
Reception Venue: The Club at Treasure Island
Flowers: A&E Events LLC
Bridal Makeup + Hair: Femme Akoi
DJ/Music: Grant Hemond
Cake: Hands on Sweets


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!