May 3

Lavender Wedding Hues at St. James Church

We are absolutely loving every detail of this lavender wedding at St. James Church in beautiful Basking Ridge, New Jersey. From the gorgeous brick church venue to the classic reception, we are swooning over all of these big day details. These wedding invites speak to an elegant sophistication and you can shop them here. Even the bouquets and floral centerpieces feature this gorgeous lavender hue that really ties together these nuptials. If you’re in the mood for some classic wedding inspiration then Meghan and Connor’s big day has your name all over it.

green filigree wedding invitations with pearl necklace laying over it with lavender background

close up of green filigree wedding reception with wedding bands resting on it

hands helping bride get her dress buttoned up

bride holding cream and lavender bouquet in her wedding gown

grooms purple tie and belt laying out

groom buttoning up his grey vest with purple tie

brick church wedding location with people walking into it

birds eye view of guests in church waiting for wedding ceremony

bride and her dad walking down the aisle

bride and groom holding hands at the end of the church aisle

bride and grooms first kiss in church

bride and groom leaving wedding ceremony hand in hand

From the Photographer…

This past summer my husband Jay and I had the privilege of photographing Meghan and Connor’s wedding at St. James Church in Basking Ridge and later celebrated with their family and friends at the Basking Ridge Country Club. When I arrived at the salon where Meghan and her bridesmaids were getting pampered that morning, I immediately noticed Meghan’s radiant smile. What a happy bride! She smiled from ear to ear all day long, and I don’t blame her one bit. Their wedding day was flawless and we were so happy to be a part of it! Since they live in Maine, it was important to Meghan and Connor to be able to spend quality time with family and friends. Their timeline worked out perfectly for this because they gave themselves a relaxed morning and plenty of time for photos between the ceremony and reception so that they could attend their full cocktail hour with their guests. By the time the reception started, they were ready to party and so were their guests.

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groom with his groomsmen in grey suits posing on the grass

bride and groom kissing in the grass

bride and groom looking at each other and laughing in photos

groom standing behind bride holding her on the grass

groom kissing brides forehead between the trees

groom holding brides waist and bride holding cream floral bouquet

lavender cream and pink table setting

floral details for wedding reception decor

lavender and cream colored floral wedding centerpieces

birds eye view of wedding reception table set up pink and lavender hued

intricate lavender wedding cake detailing

couple walking into lavender themed wedding reception

couples first dance at wedding reception


Photographer:  Idalia Photography // Reception Venue: Basking Ridge Country Club // Floral Designer: Flowers on the Ridge // Cake Designer: Gourmet Touch Bakery // DJ: Paul Anthony Entertainment // Hair Stylist: Plaza Salon // Specialty Foods: Stonewall Kitchen // Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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April 29

Summer Wedding at The Mill at Fine Creek

This summer wedding is the perfect combination of classic elegance and southern charm. We are swooning over the light, creamy and peachy wedding color palette Alex and Nick chose for their big day. We are absolutely loving everything about these intimate ‘I,do’s’ captured by J&D Photography.

From the Photographer…

Alex and Nick had a stunning summer wedding at The Mill at Fine Creek. Alex blew everyone away when she walked down the aisle in her form-fitting all lace wedding gown. She rocked that dress! The blush pink bridesmaid dresses and florals enhanced the romantic feel Alex was hoping for.

There were some sentimental touches to their wedding day ranging from hand-written vows to an exchange of love notes before the ceremony to a table honoring loved ones who are no longer with us. Alex + Nick are just the cutest couple! Nick’s face lights up whenever Alex is close by. They share a love of exercise and health. They are both such caring people, and the outpouring of love they received on their wedding day only made it that much more evident what a strong couple Alex + Nick are.

lace wedding dress on hanger in between tan rocks

up close of lace hanging wedding dress on personalized hanger

bride in lace dress looking into gold mirror getting ready

close up of bride chest down holding cream and pink bouquet

groom in grey tux with peach tie

groom chest down buttoning up his jacket

bride and groom standing holding hands at wedding ceremony with tall tan rock wall in the background

close up of green leaves and twigs for wedding decor

small white home wedding venue location

peach cream yellow and green wedding bouquet lying on rock wall

light and bright wedding reception table theme with cream and pink colors

up close of wedding reception pink and white themed table with floral centerpiece

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groom kissing brides cheek


Photographer:  J&D Photography // DJ: Choice Entertainment, LLC // Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew // Tuxedo and Men’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse // Caterer: The Mill at Fine Creek // Reception Venue: The Mill at Fine Creek // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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April 29

Glitz & Glam New Years Eve Wedding

Today we are smitten to share this New Years Eve wedding inspiration. Saying ‘I, do’ surely makes for  a beautiful way to ring in the new year. This regal wedding brings out all the glitz & glam that we adore. Think cream and gold wedding colors, a three tiered cake that makes a grand statement and fun New Years Eve props. The iconic Brown Hotel blends old world elegance and a chic modern feel and provides a one-of-a-kind back drop for Jenny and Darren’s big day.

black and white photo of hands zipping up back of lace wedding dress

black and white photo of mom helping bride get ready

photo of groom chest up wearing bow tie and white boutineer

black and white photo of wedding bands leaning on each other

black and white photo of groom fixing dads bow tie

dad and mom walking down white lined aisle

black and white photo of dad walking bride down the aisle

groom smiling standing at the end of the aisle

bride and groom holding hands at the end of the aisle

black and white photo looking down the aisle of formal wedding

black and white photo of bride and groom holding hands and laughing at the end of the aisle

bride and groom first kiss on new years eve wedding

bride holding wedding bouquet and grooms hand walking out if the ceremony

new years eve wedding reception ideas  elegant gold and cream wedding reception close up of white tables with gold accents

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grand wedding reception location with white tables gold accents and hanging chandeliers

Story From the Groom…

Our story begins in the place where all of the most magical, fairy tale love stories begin…under a bridge next to a giant troll. I first met Jenny, very briefly, at the Troll Pub under the bridge after a game one night in Louisville, Kentucky. I left that chance meeting thinking that I had met someone intriguing and strikingly beautiful. Jenny, as I would later learn, has a hard time remembering names, left thinking that she had met a guy in glasses named Derek. Unknown to either of us at the time, we had many common friends, and thus we found ourselves time and again in the same social settings. For more than a year, we were little more than acquaintances, but in hindsight, the signs of a great chemistry were plenty and obvious. We began to recognize the sparks in December 2012, and went on our first date on the 27th. The conversations flowed easily, the connection grew strong, and after taking a year to go on our first date, dates #2 – #20 happened in the span of a month. We fell hard and fast, and it didn’t take long for us both to realize that a long term future wasn’t just possible, it was inevitable.

white and gold themed wedding reception close up of white tables with gold accents

gorgeous three tier white and gold rimmed wedding cake on table

bride and groom kissing under hand painted arches

bride and groom laughing with mouths wide open while making a toast

grand three tier white and gold rimmed wedding cake with bride and groom standing behind

bride and groom sharing first dance on huge white dance floor

just married couple holding each other in the middle of friends and family wearing new years eve props

black and white photo of bride and groom with fun new years eye glasses on

bride and groom wedding exit with glitter and glasses walking through friends and family


Photographer: Blue Martini Photography // Venue: The Brown Hotel // Submitted by Two Bright Lights

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April 27

Pink and Gold Wedding Theme Ideas for Spring

Shades of blush, ivory and gold reign supreme over the day, complementing every detail, right down to the most important: an utterly romantic dress—the stuff dreams are made of. These colors are great for any time of the year, but we are swooning over this theme for spring! Great for your wedding, or a lavish bridal shower.

pink and gold wedding inspiration ideas

Image Citations: Pinterest

The perfect invitation will not only fit your wedding theme, but also your personality. We love this Bubbly Affair design, featuring luxe, foil-stamped artistry for an added POP! to your big day. It’s a lively (and lovely) choice to get the party started. And it lends itself perfectly to a champagne tower for your reception, especially with a glam-pour over classic glassware.

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For those with 14-carat taste, a gorgeous cake with gold-leaf accenting is truly a feast for the eyes…one that will make a big (and delicious) impression on every guest. Sweet floral centerpieces and settings of regal gold cutlery complete the look. Cheers to ever-after!


April 27

A Canadian Mountain Wedding at The Fairmont

Today, we are so thrilled to be sharing this epic Canadian wedding with you all. Jenny and Josh were married at the top of Whistler, in Roundhouse Lodge.This mountain wedding will make you swoon!

They got ready at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, and had their first look out in the gardens at the base of Whistler Mountain. They went to Rainbow Lake for their portrait session, because it’s one of the best locations to get a full view of the mountain landscape. Jenny had a long, pink veil which added a special touch to her attire! Their ceremony was outdoors, on the patio of Roundhouse Lodge, and they had a live performer sing music while they walked down the aisle together.

Everyone headed down the gondola to their reception at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, in Whistler. Their reception was in a round room in the cultural centre. Josh is an RCMP so he dressed in uniform for their first dance, where they also had a live band, Soul Stream, singing up a storm and keeping the dance floor full all night.This sweet couple planned a fabulous, fun party!

Photography Credit: Will Pursell Photography

bride and groom exchanging vows under floral arch

bride and groom's facial expressions after they said I DO

smiling bride and groom on a mountain top

gondola ride

bride and groom holding each other on a lake

canadian trooper cake pops

canadian trooper dancing with bride

sunllight streaming through a first dance between husband and wife

spring reception table decor ideas

steak dinner

pretty spring cake with white frosting

J marquee letters sign


Ceremony: The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Catering Company: Whistler Cooks
Reception: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Center
Florist: Celsia Floral
Musicians:Colin Bullock
Heirlooms and extras: Noon Creative
Band:Soulstream Band
Wedding Cake: Sugar Momma Pastries