This gorgeous California secret garden shoot, brought to us by the fab Jen Huang Photography, sets our bohemian hearts aflutter! From the lovely and simple Saja gown to the bride’s soft, loose curls, everything here is uber-romantic. The pops of blue and white in the china echo the fountain wall for a bright burst of color, along with the bold pink-red and white florals by Kelly Kaufman Design. The groom’s classic gray suit is the perfect complement to all of the vibrant colors—see all of the loveliness in the gallery!
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Vintage + Romantic Inspiration
The effortless sophistication of this styled shoot by Jen Huang Photography leaves us wanting more! Antique floral china, lace linens, and gold touches courtesy of Borrowed Blu combine with softer fashion choices like a light gray suit and bohemian style beaded gown from Nearly Newlywed Bridal Boutique for a chic but casual affair. Garden blooms and wildflower-inspired bouquets by Sarah Winward of Honey of a Thousand Flowers give an elegant accent when mixed with silver platters of fresh vegetables and flickering candles; the watercolor invitation by Dear Jendo ties in seamlessly with the theme. We’re so in love with the bride’s coral lipstick and gorgeous curls tucked back at the base of her neck, styled by 10.11 Makeup. Ahh, vintage details and romantic styling—does it get any better? See all of the beautiful images in the gallery!
English Garden Wedding Inspiration
If I could choose 3 words to describe today’s absolutely incredible shoot, they would be vintage feminine elegance. The shoot was inspired by the large hats and fine gloves in ladies’ fashion from the turn-of-the-century as well as one of the most feminine activities of all, tea time! Kelly Oshiro and Tricia Fountaine teamed up to create this gorgeous shoot, pairing pink, peach, and lavender florals with vintage silver containers, tea sets, and old perfume bottles. And just when you think it just can’t get any more fantastic, there’s a puppy too (Kelly’s adorable pup, Mira)! This whole shoot is so gorgeous, it was nearly impossible to only share a few of the gorgeous photos by Kirsten Ellis of Beaux Arts Photographie with you today! Thanks so much to the fabulous team who put it together for sharing it with us today!
Romantic + Elegant Wedding Inspiration
Oh how we love romance and elegance in a classic setting! Katelin Gallagher of Project Wedding worked with photographer Erich McVey to bring us this stunning collaboration at Historic Deepwood Estate in Salem, Oregon, where the beautiful Lazaro gowns take our breath away. A draped sheet featuring oversize calligraphy by Neither Snow is a gorgeous backdrop for outdoor vows, where bold blooms and berries by Petalos pop against the lush greenery. We love the attention to detail, too—from the velvet Midori ribbon wrapping the bouquet to the fabulous marble cake from Peter Corvallis Productions. And speaking of cake, we’re enamored with the off-center tiered dessert by Sugarhouse Cake—fun and fabulous! See it all in the gallery!
Elegant Blush + Peach Wedding Inspiration
We couldn’t think of any better way to start out a week than this positively gorgeous inspiration shoot from Easton Events and Jose Villa! Inspired by the old world allure of their Charleston setting, Fenwick Hall, the elegant tabletop was set beneath the canopy of a stunning oak tree with dripping Spanish moss. Soft blush and champagne flowers by Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Design set atop a beautiful table with fine heirloom china, perfectly polished silver, and flowing linens. An oriental rug and classic calligraphy invitations completed the picturesque scene. We are utterly in love with each and every detail, especially the perfect blush Carol Hannah gown! See all of the stunning images in the gallery!
Sparkly + Dramatic Outdoor Wedding Inspiration
We’re absolute suckers for wedding details filled with sparkling gold and dramatic berry red and pink tones, so we fell in love with this collaboration between Hannah Suh Photography and Amanda O’Shannessy Creative. Wow! The gold gown with a corset top is glamorous, especially in the woodsy setting of Kunde Family Estate in Sonoma, California, and we love the tulle skirt and booties, too—Head Over Heels With Melanie created stunning fashions for this inspiration shoot. The winteresque arrangements of deep reds, purples, and pinks paired with berries and pomegranates is genius, thanks to the fab team at Huckleberry Karen Designs. And how gorgeous is the cake by Sift on a vintage stand, surrounded by other antique decor from One True Love Vintage Rentals? We can’t take our eyes off of all the gorgeousness in the gallery!
Charming + Elegant Wedding Inspiration
There’s so much sparkly goodness in this styled shoot from Chancey Charm and Inga Finch Photography. First, let’s talk about the stunning Temperley London dress—the beading and cutouts are simply amazing! Allie of Honey Bee Invites created such pretty stationery, with a turquoise watercolor cityscape motif, that plays off the shoot’s location at The Biltmore Ballrooms in downtown Atlanta. We love the green details—a nod to Pantone’s color of the year—in florals by Stylish Stems and the gorgeous earrings from C. Wonder.
Elegant Wildflower Inspired Wedding Shoot
There are lots of things that make our hearts skip a beat: pastoral outdoor settings, gorgeous gauzy gowns, earthy and elegant flowers, to name a few. Well, this rustic but glamorous inspiration shoot from Katie Stoops Photography has all three and then some! Shindig Weddings & Events set up the stylish scene on the grounds of Belle Haven on the James in Scottsville, Virginia. The gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown—a flattering corset style—is such a pretty formal contrast to the lush, casual wildflower blooms by Pat’s Floral Designs. And that ruffled cake dripping with blackberries and cherries? Shut the barn door—Paradox Pastry outdid themselves! Go ahead and steal some ideas from this stunning scene!
James and the Giant Peach
Have you ever seen anything so gorgeous? Inspired by rich color and peach fruit, Janice of Bellwether Events teamed with Holly Chapple Flowers and A Daily Something to create this garden shoot loosely based on James and the Giant Peach. We’re dying over these photos from Cyn Kain Photography, who captured a fabulous gown from Chaviano Couture and a cheeky groom in a peach gingham bow tie from Southern Beaus, all set in the pastoral backdrop of Oatlands plantation in Leesburg, Virginia. It’s almost too much goodness to handle at once! The whimsical peach tulle headpiece is ahhh-mazing paired with a bright turquoise bridesmaid’s dress from the Jenny Yoo Collection. We love all the vintage decor—especially the flower cart filled with desserts and cake from Fancy Cakes by Leslie. And check out those fun peach and blue garters from The Garter Girl by Julianne Smith. Love, love, love!
Eclectic + Exotic Ranch Wedding Inspiration
Photographer Caroline Tran calls this Saddlerock Ranch inspiration shoot—complete with a dreamy tabletop covered in driftwood, protea and colored glass—”easily one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever shot.” It’s no wonder this Malibu, California shoot is one of our favorites of the year! Caroline teamed up with Utterly Engaged magazine and So Happi Together to craft this uber-creative shoot, which was also part of one of the photographer’s recent workshops. We’ve fallen for the eclectic, mismatched vintage seating surrounding the long farmhouse table, provided by Found Vintage Rentals, and the ruffled ombre cake by A Wish and A Whisk. Oh, and the zebras! Who could resist wedding inspiration that comes with zebras?!
Southwestern Wedding Inspiration
Tory Williams Photography shot the images of this Southwestern-inspired set-up in a wooded area of the Bedford Post Inn in New York. Using authentic clay pots brought back from Santa Fe, Bess of Celadon & Celery Events styled the tablescape, adding orange-red orchids, turquoise accents, and plenty of rustic elements like antlers and feathers. The models are radiant in the afternoon sunlight—and though the New Mexico feel of the photos is casual and not formal, it’s still fun to see the bride’s playful blue shoes peeking out from beneath a dressy gown. We absolutely love the take on the theme with the cake from Sugar Flower Cake Shop—so different and pretty. We’re definitely taking notes from this one!
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Enchanting and romantic, from the moment I set my eyes on this ethereal shoot inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, I haven’t been able to look away! LeAnna Clark of Details by LeAnna brought the magic of Shakespeare to life with stunning details – lush florals from Anthomanic (including a fabulous floral crown!), letterpress stationery, an antique lace tablecloth and candelabra centerpiece, and the most gorgeous location, Fredericksburg, Virginia’s Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, an artist’s home full of iron gateways and endless flowering gardens. I’m completely captivated by these beautiful images from Charlotte Tittle Photography!
Garden Tea Party Inspiration
Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday with friends and family and that you were able to enjoy the beautiful fall weekend. Today we have some cheery garden inspiration to help you get over your turkey hangover! This “Love in the Garden” shoot designed by Kailey-Michelle Events incorporates classic and elegant details with a touch of tea party whimsy. Beautiful photos by Ophelia Photography showcase this stunning private residence as well as the gorgeous hydrangea-filled florals that I love by Verde Flower & Plant Design. Thanks so much to Kailey-Michelle Events for this soft, elegant, and uber-feminine shoot!
Elegant Winter Wedding Inspiration
How gorgeous is this rich winter inspiration shoot from the amazing Greer G Photography?! Beyond the romantic venue of Longue Vue House & Gardens in New Orleans–where pristine gardens and a canopy of trees shade the pebble driveway–these stunning details encompass everything we love about winter weddings. Deep reds, earthy greenery, and a slight nod to the season in the form of berries and garlands make up the florals by Bee’s Wedding and Event Floral Designs. An intricate letterpress design incorporates the loveliest shade of green on beautiful stationery from The Grove Street Press. We can’t help but imagine how much fun the team at Mrs. Vintage Rental Boutique & Event Styling had while pulling together this fabulous fete, from choosing the gold place settings and candlesticks to the vintage pieces like the distressed white cake table and warm wood dinner table. The simple, all-white cake by Melissa’s Fine Pastries is dolled up with sugar flowers on the second tier and topped with fresh blooms and berries that complement the table centerpieces. Of course, the most breathtaking of all is the lace gown with beaded belt and accompanying white fur coat from Wedding Belles–we are drooling over the delicate look of the gown paired with the lush fur! Equally fabulous is the vintage white getaway car, topped with a simple greenery wreath, from Celebrity Limousine. These images are simply flawless!
Italian Garden Party Wedding Inspiration
Bellissima! Today’s Italian garden party wedding shoot, designed by Brittany Lott of Elle Affairs, has us transported to Tuscany! The inspiration behind the shoot was the classic Tuscan alfresco dining experience, which was brought to life with the setting of Birmingham, Alabama’s La Tavalo. The beautiful outdoor table setting featured loose greenery, rosemary accents and olive oil favors, and we just adore the idea of an olive oil tasting bar—what could be more authentically Italian? The mix of modern and traditional elements was brought to life in the invitation suite from Jessica Stalkner at Empress Stationery and chic wrap bridesmaids dresses from Molly Green. And we are in love with the classic elegance of the gowns from Heidi Elnora. There’s so many details—and stunning images from Spindle Photography—to swoon over right here in the gallery!
Pink + White Outdoor Wedding
What a picture-perfect Los Angeles wedding Lynn and Steve had! We’d never guess this pretty pink and white affair is set in the heart of LA, with soft blooms from Stems Florist festooning the setting at Maguire Gardens, where the ceremony was held, and Cafe Pinot, site of the reception! Our friends at Minted contributed elegant stationery, and Caroline of Serenity Events helped Lynn and Steve coordinate the day of the wedding. Bridesmaids wore short light pink dresses from J.Crew, the perfect complement to Lynn’s stunning Monique Lhuillier gown. And we can’t leave out Steve, handsome in a Black by Vera Wang suit! We love the mod look of Lynn’s silver snakeskin Jimmy Choo heels, too. The outdoor soiree offered plenty of great natural light for Esther Sun to photograph it perfectly. We hear at the end of the night, Lynn and Steve surprised guests with a visit from the In-N-Out Burger Cookout Trailer—a delicious finish to the flawless event! See it all in the gallery!
Rustic Jewel Tone Wedding Inspiration
Dramatic jewel tones meet rustic barn setting in this inspiration shoot from One Summer Day, set at Silverbrook Farm in Virginia’s Horse Country. It’s simply gorgeous! The fall feel of the shoot is thanks to moody portraits, set amidst vintage decor from Stylish Patina Vintage Rentals. Coordinated by Ashlee Virginia Events, details like brass candlesticks and gold china sit among deep red and purple florals by Petals & Hedges. We cannot take our eyes off the black and gold stationery and that amazing and unusual cake from Cakebee! And how gorgeous is the gown from Soliloquy Bridal Couture? See all of the lovely images right here!
Fresh Maritime Wedding Inspiration
We love this fresh take on nautical style in weddings! Pale pink and gray stationery from Suite Paperie is still nautical-chic, but in a softer presentation than crisp navy and red. Dulce Dreams Events directed a stunning shoot filled with soft blooms from L’Oasis that fit right into the soothing color palette. With images from Alexis June Weddings and Cyrience Photography on a gorgeous old-school sailboat at Maritime Parc, we just can’t get enough of this chic and sophisticated setting! Staying true to the theme, Madison Lee’s Cakes used real seashells for the molds on the cake, and brown sugar created the illusion of sand. The model’s intricate GEMY by Gemy Maalouf gown is stunning! We’re in love with this shoot from top to bottom—see every last detail in the gallery!
Pretty Pink + Gold Bridesmaid Tea Party
There is so much gorgeous inspiration in this collaboration shoot between Kristyn Hogan and the talented team at Historic Cedarwood, and we love it all! Amber Housley created the lovely floral stationery and helped direct the styling of this bridal party tea in the garden. Eclectic linens from Urban Outfitters ground the tables for a collection vintage dishware and vases on top, filled with bold blooms and some of the prettiest teacups we’ve ever seen! The bridal party sipped pink Champagne from Le Grande Courtage while playing dress-up in amazing gowns from The Bride Room and accessories by Beatrice Couture Designs styled by Opulent Couturier. And aren’t you just in love with the playful side pony styled by Jessica Jones? Run, don’t walk, to the gallery to soak up all of the inspiration!
Romantic Bohemian Bridesmaid Inspiration
We are just gasping for breath over this gorgeous bohemian shoot from Tamiz Photography! All of the vintage decor mixed with romantic pink blooms and lacy vintage dresses are stunning! The romantic island style of long, loose waves crowned with floral hair wreaths gives away this Maui location, yet there’s something ethereal and placeless about it as well. And have you ever seen a tree swing so pretty? We want to teleport ourselves into this shoot right now, but instead we’ll settle for staring at it all afternoon in the gallery!
Magnolia Garden Wedding Inspiration
This casual backyard shoot in Phoenix, Arizona, could be set anywhere in the Deep South, with its gorgeous magnolia details and Southern vintage charm. Working with Angela Saban Design, Diana Elizabeth photographed everything perfectly, from the Enzoani and Destinations by Mon Cheri gowns to the pale yellow, peach, green, and white florals by The Garage by Ivy. We adore the magnolia detail on the cloth napkins, a DIY project from the fabulous SMP Living. Model Brenna Heater accessorized her breathtaking gown with a pearl belt from Uptown Bridal & Boutique and fabulous fuchsia heels. Angel Cakes Bakery created mini cakes with sweet sugar flowers and a smooth two-tier cake topped with a magnolia flower to carry out the outdoor theme. See all of the charming images in the gallery!
More Wedding Inspiration from California
Blush Colored Wedding in the Temecula Desert
Let’s all take a moment (or two) out of our day to check out this bliss-inducing Janita Mestre wedding. It’s delightfully in the desert, so of course you’re going to spot a few cacti at Galway Downs, but you’re going to see such a dreamy color palette too. Being so close to Valentine’s Day, Stephanie and Alex wanted to evoke love all throughout, so they picked pink as their go-to hue. Big and bright blush and ivory florals by Events by Floral Sensations complemented the eye-catching David’s Bridal mauve bridesmaids’ dresses, and we loved this idea, too. Instead of continuing the soft tones everywhere, shake up the colors like Stephanie and Alex and throw a deep hue in the same color family somewhere that will be seen. Adding it to the bridesmaids’ dresses was a clever touch without overwhelming the couple’s desire to have an airy feel to their wedding day.
Romantic Estate Wedding Inspiration
Though the setting may be in Southern California, the Villa Del Sol D’Oro transports us to Tuscany with its romantic European estate feel. Sweetest Love Events designed an elegant outdoor soiree with a beautiful mix of vintage elements and muted tones. Sibyl Sophia Floral Design created a showstopping bouquet and pastel garden-style arrangements for the alfresco reception and sweetheart tables, whose buttery tones echoed the villa’s graceful exterior. The stylish couple embraced the glamour with a sophisticated pale dove gray Willowby by Watters gown from Mary Me Bridal and classic tuxedo from The Black Tux . We are completely smitten with this dreamy wedding shoot photographed by Devon Donnahoo Photography!
Chic San Francisco Cafe Wedding
We are head over heels for Lauren and Taylor’s chic blue-and-white San Francisco wedding! Lauren, a wedding planner herself, immediately began pulling together ideas after Taylor’s proposal, so that—with the help of Ryder Sloan Events—they could have an outdoor affair to remember. She started with the location, Stable Cafe. The urban garden space was a great backdrop for a collection of blue-and-white ginger jars filled with florals from Mandolin Flowers. Plumosa fern garlands and cafe lights added an air of sophistication, while classic arrangements of hydrangeas, anemones, and roses accented tables covered with Swiss dot linens from La Tavola. Lauren wore her cousin’s couture Carolina Herrera Bridal gown with embellished blue Manolo Blahnik heels, a Christmas gift from Taylor; her bouquet was wrapped with long pieces of vintage lace and blue velvet ribbon. Amy Nichols Special Events ensured the day ran smoothly from start to finish, which included transforming the courtyard after the ceremony into a luxe space for dinner and dancing, along with lounging areas outfitted with seating from One True Love Vintage Rentals. Later in the evening, guests sipped warm spiked cocktails from the DIY coffee bar, the perfect accompaniment to a salted caramel wedding cake from Cake Coquette—the design of the dessert mimicked the ginger jar pattern. We are just in total love with all of these fabulous images from Julie Mikos!
Sophisticated San Francisco Wedding
We’re crushing pretty hard on Jennifer and Matt’s breathtaking San Francisco wedding in all its sleek black and white glory! The ceremony, held at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, was a vision of structured elegance–starting with Jennifer’s mod Romona Keveza Collection gown (that back sash!) from Bridal Galleria and floor-length black Bill Levkoff dresses on bridesmaids. The black, ivory, and gold reception at The Olympic Club featured all white florals from Asiel Design, including centerpieces of cascading white orchids that are simply stunning. We love the personal touch of hand-carved shorebirds on the tables, done by Jennifer’s decoy carver father. A dessert table with confections from SusieCakes lent an air of fun to this sophisticated affair. These images from Milou + Olin Photography are just flawless. Don’t miss a single detail!
Pretty Pasadena Wedding
We adore the elegant Pasadena wedding of Sarah and Ron! These images from Stewart Uy are like a fairytale, with frothy pinks and lots of ethereal tulle. Sarah wore a custom gown from Kara Wedding for the ceremony at Glendale Presbyterian Church and reception at the stunning Imperial Palace Banquet Hall. We’re loving the unique mix of blush peonies, black anemones and white ranunculus in Sarah’s bouquet by Dana of Karen’s Garden. Two of our fave details are the romantic taupe bridesmaids dresses and the garden of blooms surrounding the cake from Queen’s Bakery. Simply gorgeous! When asked about her favorite memory of the day, Sarah shares, “I love the last few shots taken of us dancing. It was the perfect ending to such a beautiful, crazy day.” We couldn’t agree more with her sentiment!
Lush Gold + Coral Winery Wedding
“We knew that we wanted an intimate setting that was surrounded by lush greenery, and we fell in love with the beautiful Firestone Vineyard in Los Olivos, California,” says bride Amy. We’re in love, too, with every lush and gorgeous detail of Amy and Brett’s wedding, especially the peonies! “The flowers were some of most beautiful floral arrangements I have seen! “We were absolutely blown away by the work that Green Leaf Designs did,” says Amy. Fluffy bouquets and table centerpieces included peonies, garden roses, gardenias, and hydrangeas in shades of coral, peach, pink, and ivory. Also draped with gorgeous florals was the couple’s ceremony arch, beneath which Amy stood wearing a classic strapless gown and lace-edged veil. Coral bridesmaids dresses continued the color palette. We adore the whimsical details of the pink-and-blue trellis-print ceremony programs by Ree Jae Chi. Taking family duties far beyond the expected, Amy’s sister, a wedding planner at CCL Weddings & Events, engineered nearly every element of the big day herself. Enjoy these exquisite images from Christine Farah Photography!
Romantic + Elegant California Villa Wedding
Alexa and Virgil fell in love with the Tuscan style of Villa del Sol d’Oro in Sierra Madre, California, which was the charming backdrop of their romantic outdoor wedding. Allowing the venue and the spring season to serve as inspiration, they worked with Blushing Romance to create chic florals that enhanced the surroundings. Lush peonies, ranunculus, and anemones combined with dusty miller are soft and lovely; we love the light pinks paired with black bridesmaids dresses and romantic hair styles by Raluca Bucse. Alexa’s stunning Saison Blanche Couture gown from Mary Me Bridal is slightly modern, with a shirred tulle skirt that is simply divine! Alexa and Virgil remember the entire affair as the perfect day. “The atmosphere was phenomenal!” says the bride. “Everything went so smoothly that day, we were fully enjoying our wedding and soaking in very happy moment.” We are head over heels for these gorgeous images from Diana Marie Photography!
Rustic California Garden Wedding
Cheyenne and John’s lovely wedding at The Outdoor Art Club in Mill Valley, California, is an earthy but elegant interpretation of the local scenery, with garden florals by Studio Choo and a ceremony beneath a canopy of lush green trees. Continuing with the bohemian spirit of the day, Cheyenne’s matron of honor and solo bridesmaid chose their own dresses from J.Crew and Free People, while Cheyenne stunned in a column-style lace gown from Atelier des Modistes. We love the green garland details on Cheyenne and John’s stationery from Painted Tongue Studios and menu cards from Fairmount Creates, which ties in with the rustic look of the venue. Events by Satra helped the couple coordinate the day, ensuring that every detail was perfect. Organic touches like seed packet favors and loose arrangements in gold and green reinforced the laid-back elegance of the affair, creating a cozy ambience. We are loving every single image from Matthias Photography!