Wedding Inspiration

December 22

Perfect Christmas Wedding Inspiration

Today, we are feeling extra excited about this merry wedding all the way in North Carolina!

If you are dreaming of a wedding during the holidays, this festive Christmas theme will make you swoon. The Carolina Inn was the perfect venue for these lovebirds. At nearly 30,000 square feet this stunning hotel offers a magical experience to guests with is warm, southern charm.

Traci and Grayson had a timeless winter theme for their elegant wedding day. They incorporated twinkly Christmas trees, lots of red roses, stunning gold Chiavari chairs, Christmas cookies, and even some hot coco for their wedding guests! Red, green, and gold never looked so good together. We especially love the bride’s white lace dress,  and her bridesmaid’s soft champagne gowns.


Photography credit: McCardell Photography

white roses next to a white and gold holiday wedding invite

white bridesmaid dress with a winter fur standing next to champgane bridesmaid dress oholding red rose bouquet

close up of a red rose boutineer on groom

green wreath with a red bow hanging on a large glass window

bride walking down the church aisle during a holiday wedding with Christmas decor

bride and groom arm in arm at their Christmas wedding in December

bride in front of her reception venue decorated in Christmas decor during December

bride and groom kissing in front of a light up Christmas tree

Christmas bridal party in front of lit garland

tall centerpiece filled with red roses for Christmas winter decor

red and gold christmas decorations for a Winter wedding reception

tons of people dancing on the dance floor at a winter Christmas wedding reception

tall Chocolate wedding cake next to tea lights and a lit up Christmas tree

Snowman sign in ornament used as a wedding sign in book during a Christmas wedding

cute wedding exit ideas during the winter

classic winter wedding where bride and groom are kissing as they leave the venue

Happy Holidays, everyone!


Photography: McCardell Photography
Invite Suite: Wedding Paper Divas
Wedding Planner: A Southern Soiree
Wedding Caterer: The Carolina Inn
Flowers: Fresh Affairs
Wedding Cake: Sweet Memories Bakery
Hair & Makeup: Ginger Mullins
DJ: Joe Bunn DJ Company
Transportation: EcoStyle
Ceremony Venue: The Carolina Inn

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!


December 21

A Blue Wedding in New Mexico

Today, we are sharing a darling wedding to honor Jacquelyn and Peter!

This charming wedding took place in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. Their stunning religious ceremony was later followed by a relaxing outdoor reception at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya. Located in the Sandia Mountains, this Resort & Spa captures the real beauty of the Southwest.

We love the amazing pops of blue throughout their entire wedding theme; and those creamy white floral bouquets are so stunning, they almost take our breath away! Jacquelyn and Peter picked fun wedding colors, and we are smitten with their attention to detail- from Jacquelyn’s jewelry to their blue and gold wedding cake. This blue wedding works beautifully for any season!


Photography credit: Alicia Lucia Photography
Wedding Suite: Wedding Paper Divas

white heels with blue bottom soles with a silver heart

bride getting her navy eye makeup done before the ceremony

cascading flower design on a white wedding invitation with pops of blue

fall and winter flower bouquet ideas for the bride and bridal party

man in grey tux with a blue tie for a wedding with a white boutineer


Catholic wedding ceremony with bride and groom kneeling

bride in lacy white wedding dress that cover the chest

close up picture of sweetheart wedding dress with satin and silk

winter wedding inspiration for the bridal party attire

newlyweds dancing to their first dance song at wedding

white wedding cake with gold polka dots at the top

bride and groom kissing at dinner table during wedding


Wedding Venue: Hyatt Regency Tamaya

Assistant Photographers: Jasmine Peralta + Jackie Marien

Flower shop: Stephanie Yardman Floral Design

Hair and Makeup: C. Johnson Makeup

Bridesmaid dresses:

Wedding dress: Morilee

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!


December 17

Dashing Deep Blue Hued San Francisco Wedding Inspiration

This Thursday, we are thrilled to share with you this dashing deep blue hued San Francisco wedding inspiration. This big day is filled with many personalized touches, including the cake topper and even the wedding colors themselves. Patrick and Sally vowed to stay true to the two of them when planning out the details of their big day and we are so in love with how these nuptials turned out.

The Special Details…

We focused on having the details of our wedding represent who we are.  Patrick is from Michigan and went to Michigan State.  Sally is from San Francisco, went to undergrad in Atlanta, and then went to the University of Michigan for grad school before moving to Seattle and meeting Patrick there.  Our wedding venue was the country club where Sally grew up going to father-daughter dances, our wedding colors were blue and green to represent one color each from our rival schools, our name cards and table numbers had touches of San Francisco or Seattle, our bridesmaids wore emerald necklaces made by one of Sally’s good friends in Seattle, and our cake topper was a sculpture of our dog.  During the ceremony, a family friend surprised us with a picture of our dog on a stick because she knew how much he meant to us.

Photography Credit: Claire Mulkey

brides dress hanging up on the door in the getting ready areasilver wedding shoes on a patterned carpetwedding bands laying on eachotherblack and white image of the bride getting ready in the mirrorblack and white close up of bride getting her make up onbride sitting below grand window groom sitting with his men by a fireplacebride and groom dancing in a grand buildingblue themed wedding invitationup close of wedding guests sitting in chairsblack and white photo of wedding ceremony looking down the aislebridesmaids standing at the ceremony holding bouquets bride smiling looking into the grooms eyesfun reception placecards with dark blue and green city linesblue and green colored wedding details guest signing boardreception table centerpiece colored blue and green white tables at the reception blue and green themedcustomized green and blue colored napkins that say best day everbride and groom in front of old time clock the olympic club san francisco

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!



December 16

A Wonderfully Blue Winter Wedding

Today, we are feeling quite merry that we get to share this fabulous winter wedding! Arielle and Eliot were married in New Jersey, at the Valley Regency. Everything about this theme is perfect for the season.

From the Bride:
Throughout the wedding my husband and I wanted to take our friends and family on a journey with us. We had little parts of our personalities sprinkled around throughout the day. We had special touches, such as a cigar roller and a live painter.  I surprised Eliot with a groom’s cake, he surprised everyone with a guitar solo, and my dad and I did a one of a kind choreographed dance.

We had every detail covered, from a memorial for loved ones who had pasted, to our wedding hashtag on the cocktail napkins. On a special note: We even honored my aunt who is battling cancer with smiley face yarmulkes, and balloons for the bridal party pictures. It is a personal symbol of her journey, and when she walked in, she instantly knew it was for her.

Photography Credit: Inspire Me Imagery

winter white wedding bouquet for the bridal party with DIY elements

white wedding arch with pretty iron top

groom and bride kissing during winter wedding ceremony

blue bridal party during winter holding yellow balloons

bridal party during a winter wedding in black sun glasses

romantic picture of a bride and groom kissing on their wedding day

winter wedding decor with diamonds and feathers

custom drink sign at a winter glam wedding

tall white flower centerpieces

white and blue wedding menus by wedding paper divas

classic white wedding cake for a winter themed wedding

bride and groom dancing in the moonlight

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!


November 23

Colorful Ideas for a Rustic Wedding Theme

Rustic doesn’t mean brown neutral tones. Soft creams and weathered wood can be a perfect backdrop to pops of color, like turquoise, fuchsia, orange or a buttercream yellow. These vibrant colors add a wake-up call to any wedding. This rustic revival is sprinkled with colors that accent tables, adorn cakes and spruce up invites. Show your guests a colorful setting that awakens their senses and adds a unique spin to a rustic wedding theme.

color-your-rustic-wedding-ideasPhoto Source: Tablescape | Bridesmaids | Cake | Turquoise Barn | Favors


colorful-ideas-for-your-rustic-weddingFeatured Wedding Invitation: Brilliantly Wreathed. See our full Wedding Invitation Collection here.

A wedding invitation is a perfect way to show your guests your color theme and your style. See how the invitation’s design and colors are used for the wedding day decor? Brilliantly done.

Here’s how you can add vibrant colors to accent your wedding theme:

Turquoise Barn:
We all love the way a red barn door acts as a dramatic backdrop to wedding photos. Take your wedding theme a step further and step out of the box. You don’t even need a barn to create this backdrop. Find old wooden boards or doors, paint them and prop them up behind your photo booth, dessert table or use as a backdrop to your wedding photos.

Bare wooden tables and neutral colors offer the right base to colorful table decor. Use napkins as your color accent. It’s the perfect way to use a bold colors like turquoise without overdoing it. Don’t forget the little details like favors decorated with pretty gift tags. Fill bottles with honey, a cocktail mixture or candy—whatever fits your personality.

Say a special “thank you” to your guests with DIY favors. Have an aunt who’s famous for her homemade jam, or how about a friend who makes salted caramel? Utilize your friends and family—most are more than happy to contribute. Then add your finishing touch with stylish gift tags or stickers with a personalized note. Tie it with twine and decorate the favor with fabric for more color.

Bright and bold colors can look beautiful next to your wedding dress and your partner’s outfit. Make a colorful statement with your bridesmaid dresses. If you want to tone down the pop of color a little, add neutral cardigans or denim jackets. They also add more of a relaxed and casual look to your rustic wedding theme.

Let’s talk about the icing on the cake—the dessert. After dinner, guests await a treat that satisfies their sweet tooth. We love how this cake looks handmade and natural with the cake showing through the frosting. This type of cake is called a naked cake and it’s really trending for rustic weddings right now. Not even the cake is left behind without color. Here, flowers provide pops of color for a colorful wedding theme.

When planning a rustic wedding, don’t be shy about including your favorite vibrant colors to your backdrops, and accenting your tables and cake with turquoise, fuchsia, orange and yellow. Show off your style and how unique the two of you are. Happy planning.



November 7

Pink and Grey Wedding on a Lake

Today, we are sharing Kristen and Shane’s gorgeous real wedding. This sweet, happy couple exchanged vows at the Lafayette Club on Lake Minnetonka, in Minnesota.  This private club has a rich history, and has been around since the 1920’s! Not only that, but it covers almost 40 acres of sweeping hillside.

Shane and Kristen decorated with yellow, blush, and butter-cream colored flowers for their big day. Their wedding party was decked out in pink and grey formal attire; and their wedding decor, wedding cake, and wedding invitations perfectly match one another! We are also smitten with the subtle sprinkling of diamonds throughout the bride’s hair and jewelry. It was the perfect sunny morning to say I DO. Their smiles really say it all. Cheers to a new beginning!


Photography Credit: Kelly Brown Weddings

bride holding white and soft pink brown coral flowers for a spring wedding

glitter wedding barrette with diamonds for a wedding updo

gray wedding tux for a morning spring wedding with a pink tie

groom in grey suit hugging bride in white wedding dress

bride and groom sneak peek before the ceremony. couple kissing in the morning sunlight

spring bridesmaid dress inspiration

spring wedding ideas for an outdoor ceremony. bride holding her long lace wedding train

wedding invitations for spring, with pink and white text | wedding paper divas

wedding decor for a lakefront wedding during spring

venue ideas for a lakefront spring wedding

lakeside wedding ceremony with bride and groom exchanging I Dos next to white flower bouquets

wedding couple on a golf course in front of a lake in the Midwest

tiered white wedding cake topped with pink spring flowers

coral pink flowers with white marquee letters on a wedding table during spring

pink spring tablecloth for a huge bridal party at a reception dinner

spring wedding centerpiece ideas with pink and white flowers

newlyweds dancing to their first dance song on a dance floor at reception venue

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!