Wedding Inspiration

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!


November 4

Fall Wedding with a Little Red Barn

Today, we are elated to be sharing this real wedding of Clarissa and Sean. They tied the knot at the Mountain Springs Lake, a stunning Pocono resort located in the mountains of Pennsylvania. We love the pops of purple, navy, and white throughout their wedding decorations.

Their classic, soft colors work for any season. But we really love how their wedding venue speaks to the fullness and unique beauty that autumn always brings. Could anything be more adorable than this little red barn? This rustic, lakeside wedding nestled within the mountains is wonderfully romantic!

Photography Credit: Bryan Sargent Photography

cute horse sign on a red barn

old red barn with a window at the top 2nd floor during fall

purple and silver name cards for the wedding venue

wedding photography of a man's wedding ring

Beautiful bride getting ready in the bridal room at her wedding

white flowers with pops of purple for the bride

groom dressed in blue for a spring wedding

spring wedding being held in a green lush field

long lace white dress with a huge train

wedding photography ideas for a couple having a fall wedding

bride laughing at the groom during their wedding reception

Bride in all white and the groom in a blue tux

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!


October 26

Almost 50 Shades of Grey Wedding Ideas

There’s nothing dull or gloomy about a grey palette. Chic and completely sophisticated, the ombre trend is new again. Paired with neutral black and grey hues, a few shiny gold accents really top off this look. The result- a minimalist look we can all get excited about. If you’re looking for a grey wedding theme, here is your needed inspiration! From the ceremony to your wedding reception, here are some easy ideas for your big day.

Almost 50 Shades of Grey Wedding Ideas

Photo Source: CoupleBouquetOmbre CakeTablesettingMercury Glass Votives

white and black floral wedding invite with metallic gold foiling

Featured Wedding Invitation: Crisp Petals. See our full Wedding Invitation collection here.

A contemporary take on the floral trend is when a feminine motif meets a more masculine color palette. Monochromatic hues make this botanical invitation the perfect backdrop for gold foil stamping. On the back of card, you can choose to carry over the floral design or opt for a simple black or white. Foil is available in four colors: Gold, silver, rose gold and copper.

Extra inspiration for a silver and grey wedding:

Walk the aisle as if it were a runway. This bride’s art-decor inspired dress is truly fashion-show worthy. It has just the right elements (such as a flowing skirt) to say bridal but unique details that make it couture chic. The groom’s suit is understated but not lacking with its own unique details such as a piped lapel and standout bow-tie.

A dramatic look is achieved through contrasting hues. White anemone flowers are the perfect example. Paired with Brunia Silver blooms, it’s the perfect flower bouquet for a winter white wedding. Dusty Miller leaves soften the look.

Ombre Cake
This three-tiered ombre wedding cake gets added interest with a soft ruffle detail. Minimal colors and sculptural artistry will command all the guests’ attention.

Gold-rimmed clear dinner plates add a pop of metallic detail against a silver tablecloth. Details are kept minimal with a light grey napkin topped with a white menu.

Mercury Glass Votives
Mercury votives create a radiant atmosphere for dinner guests and ties in beautifully with the silver, grey color palette. Throw them on the tables to add a romantic glow.


Perfect for any season of the year, this elegant color palette will WOW any wedding guest!


October 12

Romantic Peach and Gold Wedding Ideas

Today, it’s all about a peach and gold love affair. These peach hues pair beautifully with metallic accents to create a romantic and elegant outdoor wedding. Garden roses and peonies are most popular—who can resist layer upon layer of soft, delicate petals. Lacy details, beaded accents, and layered textures exude a sweet and elegant decor that invite guests to join in on this couple’s love story.

Photo Source: Bouquet | Gazebo Décor | Shoes | Dresses | Macaroons | Ring

Peach and cream colors look even more romantic with a touch of gold throughout the wedding venue. An invitation that uses cohesive colors, fonts and card trim offers guests a first look into a wedding style.

Note: We love how this bracket trim option compliments the romantic wedding theme.


Featured Wedding Invitation: Tenderly Textured. See our full Wedding Invitation collection here.

It’s all in the (romantic) details:

With so many flowers to choose from, pick the ones that speak to your style. Layered petals from Garden Roses and Peonies add a soft, romantic look. If a rustic theme is what you’re after, add in fresh Lavender, Baby’s Breath and Dusty Miller leaves into your wedding bouquet.

Gazebo Decor
A gazebo is a perfect gathering place, as well as another spot to incorporate your pretty wedding theme. Here, flowing drapery in peach, cinched with an arrangement of roses, beautifully ties in this chic style.

Go ahead and let bridesmaids feel feminine and beautiful with colors and textures that speak to the romance. Dress bridesmaids in beaded gowns in various cream, peach and blush dresses for a unique look.

Here’s a new twist on peaches and cream. Peach-colored macaroons with a cream center make a pretty (and tasty) wedding treat. Then, strike gold by adding edible gold foil accents across the desserts.

Walk down the aisle feeling beautiful from head to toe. There are so many photo ops to show off your stylish shoes. Shoes doesn’t always hide under your wedding dress. These peach vintage heels make a stunning cameo.

Bring in elegant details of soft, sheer textures in fabrics, lace and beading to emphasize a romantic wedding theme. And remember, there are no rules when it comes to your wedding. Make it truly yours!


October 8

Fun engagement pictures in South Carolina

Today, we are excited to share this delightful real engagement! Jessica and Kevin dated for almost two years, before Kevin popped the big question. He dropped down to one knee on Christmas Eve! These two lovebirds are getting married in the Spring of 2016, in South Carolina. We love the second outfit Jessica and Kevin put on during the end of their session. It’s important to have fun with your engagement photos!

From the Bride:
Kevin proposed to me on Christmas Eve 2014.  We were at his mother’s house, just sitting around talking and waiting for the kids to open one present. Out of nowhere, Kevin was at my feet, asking the ultimate question- Will you marry me? I burst into tears, not really knowing what had just happened! I of course said YES, and we’ve now set a wedding date for April 30, 2016 at Wedgefield Plantation in Georgetown, SC.

I wanted to share some our beautiful engagement pictures captured by our amazing photographer, Alisha Richards from Eye Shadow Photography. We decided to take our engagement photos at the same location we’re getting married. I have this amazing “then and now” vision, that I hope we can pull off.

Photography Credit: Eye Shadow Photography

engagement couples taking southern style photography in blue white and grey

engaged couple taking pictures in south carolina venue

engagement photography in south carolina

engagement pictures in a bright and sunny plantation house

engaged couple in south carolina

bride holding an I SAID YES sign to her fiance

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!