Ethereal dresses from Adored Vintage, filmy veils, and romantic dried florals from Primal Flower lend a vintage feel to this boudoir bridal shoot by Ashley Dang Photography. Delicate touches like lace and a gold leaf hairpiece up the elegance factor without distracting from the simple lines of these stunning vintage gowns. Understated peach and pink makeup by Kelly Tran Artistry let model Lani Valentine’s dramatic eyes steal the show in this glamorous inspiration shoot. We are mesmerized by each perfect detail!
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Elegant Heirloom Farmhouse Wedding
Holly and Jacob chose the beautiful Grandeur House for their fall wedding and the all-white farmhouse was the perfect backdrop to highlight all of the personal details they chose for their event. Dusty blue tablescapes were warmed by centerpieces from A Pocket Full of Posies in hues of rust, burgundy, and orange, reflecting the fall foliage outside, and Holly’s mother used stained glass from churches hit by Hurricane Katrina to make beautiful glass flowers for the tables. Small magnolia and Japanese red maple trees were even placed in the space for the evening but then brought to the couple’s home to be planted as a memory of their big day! They did an amazing job incorporating family heirlooms into their celebration while also creating new heirlooms and Jessica Brown Photography captured each of those details perfectly!
Ethereal Winter Wedding in Anchorage
This dreamy shoot from Rachel Tweggs Photography has the essentials for a perfectly elegant winter wedding: lush florals lit with warm candlelight, the most ethereal white gown, and a heavy blanket of fresh snow. Arise Floral Company added pops of fuchsia into the gorgeous textured tablescape with bold poppies and amaranthus. But what warms this shoot up more than anything else? A couple so visibly in love, it would warm anyones hearts! Be sure to check out all the details in the gallery below!
Luxe Raleigh Wedding with Unique Details
After a very quirky match-up on dating site eHarmony, Nicole and Seth found love in one another and were inseparable after that first date. When you know, you just know, right? A mere two years after their initial meeting, Seth enlisted their sweet pups for a surprising and cozy at-home proposal that was conducted in the same exact spot as their first kiss. So sweet!
Elegant Charleston Wedding in Rich Berry Tones
College of Charleston alumni Chanel and Alex returned to their old stomping grounds to profess their forevers to each other in downtown Charleston, South Carolina and they certainly did it to the nines. Aaron and Jillian Photography captured the opulence and southern charm of their big day and those wine and blush shades are calling our name. Deep jewel-toned colors were the supreme winners for the day, with the bridesmaids in luxe berry Hayley Paige gowns, exquisite burgundy florals by Petaloso, and a merlot wedding invitation suite with hints of gold. Rich colors and romance reign supreme in this Charleston affair planned to perfection by Pure Luxe Bride!
Iconic San Francisco Garden Wedding
Patrice and Nick met in one of the most unique ways we’ve heard of: the pair were production assistants on former TV sitcom “The New Adventures of Old Christine”. They started out as friends and their relationship bloomed from there, ultimately with an inventive engagement proposal that involved Patrice’s boss (read more below about that fun tale). They wanted a wedding that drew in their love for California, Patrice’s Filipino heritage, and an overwhelming elegance and thoughtfulness. Sabine Scherer Photography captured their wedding, from the stunning ceremony at Patrice’s family church, St. Dominic Catholic Church to their Bently Reserve reception. Their reception venue is hailed for its opulence, so to add balance, Mango Muse Events and Violetta Flowers pulled in live trees, organic asymmetrical elements and garlands, and added meaningful orchids and roses (as an homage to family that had passed on). Of course, fun had to be had, so to kick off their reception, the newlyweds partnered up to do a medley dance that ended with hip hop. We love all of the injections of Patrice and Nick’s fun personalities and fascinating lives all throughout their big day.
Springtime in France Wedding Inspiration
This gorgeous shoot from Sara Reynolds Events is inspired by the hope, the anticipation, and the subtle calm of spring’s beauty. Stacy Bowen Floral Design worked with florals that are cheery and fresh without being overwhelmingly bold, mirroring the feel of everything abloom at Baltimore’s stunning Cylburn Arboretum. The architecture of the venue and elegant calligraphy by Shotgunning For Loveletters brought charm and refinement to the shoot, while the fresh and colorful blooms of the arboretum grounds kept it from feeling too fussy. There are so many soft and beautiful details in this shoot by Ashley Boyan Photography!
Classic Soft White Wedding Inspiration
Hands down, an all-white wedding is the utter classic wedding palette. It will go down in wedding inspiration history as one of our favorites here on EAD. As simple as it is, a white color scheme can make a wedding feel so luxurious and elegant and the varieties are endless. In this captivating Flora Bloom Photography editorial at the bright white Venue 1902, Pearl White Events (how perfect) opted for a soft, creamy white and ran amok with it. The venue is painted in a stark white, so gingerly toning the room down with ivory linen-clad tables dotted with blush and gold details and foliage was an exquisite idea. Punctuating it with a cleanly-done ceremony section with heaps of green space and a brick-lined lounge area makes this styled shoot chic, modern, and timeless to boot.
Organic + Timeless New Jersey Wedding
Janine and Mike chose Woodbridge Township’s stunning Ariana’s Grand for their reception venue, and the venue was perfect for their clean and ethereal wedding vision! To keep their wedding timeless, Flowers by Bernard filled their reception with swaths of greenery and mixed metals, accented by succulents and acrylic elements for a modern touch. Janine’s late grandmother was named Rosalie, and they honored her by sprinkling roses throughout the arrangements. We are swooning over every gorgeous images from Stephanie Sunderland, and the spectacular wedding day video from NST Pictures!
Classic Country Club Wedding
Perrine and Aaron’s timeless wedding in Columbus, Ohio, is one that’s just brimming with spring details! We love all of the pink and white in florals, especially the peony bouquets, from Flowers on Orchard Lane. The pretty pale colors are lovely with classic black bridesmaids dresses as well as Perrine’s Angel Rivera gown with pleated bodice. After the traditional ceremony at Saint Joseph Cathedral, guests made their way to The Country Club at Muirfield Village where they were wowed by the event design and planning by MMJ Weddings & Events. There, pops of deep blue—reminiscent of the color of Perrine’s Badgley Mischka shoes—joined more pink, white, and silver details to transform the reception hall into a beautiful backdrop for dinner and dancing. One of our favorite details is the bride, groom, and dog topper perched above the cupcakes from Nicely Made Cupcakes. We’re madly in love with these images from Jen & Jonah!
Romantic Vineyard Bridal Inspiration
The rolling hills of Tennessee resonate with a vibrancy and color that is reminiscent of the Italian countryside says Heather Payne of Watauga Lake Winery. The lush Butler, Tennessee, vineyard is home to this styled shoot from Heather, of Heather Payne Fine Art Photography, and Abany of Abany Bauer Styling + Flowers. We love the gorgeous natural elegance of the setting paired with romantic gowns that give just a hint of a taupe-lavender color. Heather and Abany took cues from seasonal flowers and muted jewel tones, which contributes to the simplicity of these beautiful images!
Romantic + Elegant LA Hotel Wedding
Natives of Los Angeles, Michelle and Miguel wanted a spot for their wedding that didn’t feel like typical LA. The Legendary Park Plaza Hotel was the perfect venue for that, with its dramatic staircases, ceilings, and windows. The Dainty Lion helped Michelle and Miguel plan a celebration that was uniquely theirs, which included lush peony bouquets, baby’s breath topiaries, and pretty blooms in glass vases along tables peppered with gold sequin linens. Bridesmaids in taupe dresses were elegant, especially standing next to Michelle in a lace and tulle Pronovias gown from Bellasposa. We love Michelle’s blue Badgley Mischka shoes with sparkling brooches! Romantic touches such as floral stationery from Wedding Paper Divas and feather accents on place settings matches the drama of the location! A dessert table at the reception featured macaroons from Sweet and Saucy Shop, topped off with a cake designed by Hotcakes Bakes. We’re swooning over every detail in these photos from Love, Janet Photography!
Classic Napa Wedding
Claire and Will’s breathtaking St. Helena wedding is such a fresh and classic affair to start the new year! Lush rose, hydrangea and orchid blooms in shades of cream and white from Paul Stokey of Tesoro set the stage for an elegant outdoor ceremony at Meadowood Napa Valley. Soft, one-shoulder bridesmaids dresses by Joanna August from Bella Bridesmaid are subtle but gorgeous, especially next to Claire’s lace cap-sleeve Romona Keveza Collection gown! We adore the sweet silver sparkle of her Jimmy Choo heels as well. These stunning images from Megan Clouse catch all the highlights, from timeless stationery by Write Selection to the filmy elegance of Claire’s veil from Neiman Marcus and the simple cake by Perfect Endings, festooned with fresh floral garlands. We’re swooning over all of these romantic details!
Neutral and Sweet Iowa Outdoor Wedding
There is so much sweetness in this Iowa wedding captured by Hunter Berry Photography! Due to Covid, just a few months before their big day, Michelle had replanned their entire wedding so they could still have the wedding of their dreams, even with Covid restrictions. Keeping things outdoors kept things safe for guests AND incredible beautiful!
Florida’s Bok Tower Gardens Styled Shoot
Tuscan meets tropical at this Bok Tower Gardens wedding inspiration shoot. Located in Lake Whales, Florida, Bok Tower Gardens boasts historic landmarks and treasured architecture, secluded in lush gardens. Acres of ferns, palms, oak and pine trees and flowering foliage provide a serene and naturally beautiful setting that allows for the tile mosaics, sculptures, carvings and custom ironwork of Bok Tower to stand out for its own beauty. The vision of this wedding inspiration shoot was understated elegance. From the natural vibe of the paper goods crafted by Love Offering, to the palette of neutrals and dainty touches of gold, the entire design was dreamt up to exist in harmony with the serene setting rather than compete with it for attention.
Perfectly Pink Fairy-Tale Wedding in Romania
Sarah & Benjamin wanted guests to feel like they were entering a magical world when they arrived at their wedding and the day was full of awe-inspiring details which made that vision a reality. From getting married at the castle-like Wonderland Cluj Resort, to the horse-drawn carriage fit for royalty, to the show-stopping, jaw-droppingly lush, floor-to-ceiling florals by Elena Bodea – Las Floristas that filled both the ceremony and reception, guests were transported into a fairy tale for the day. Add to that that these two look like they walked out of a magazine themselves, and this may be one of the most dreamy weddings ever! The gallery is full of more incredible photos by Ioana Porav Photography, from the stunning rose petal seals on the stationery by Invogue Art, to Sarah’s romantic Milla Nova wedding gown (a nod to her Hispanic roots), to even more photos of their unbelievable florals, and trust us, you absolutely want to see them all!
Glamorously Elegant Holiday Wedding in Boston
Adria and Mike love the elegance and warmth of the holidays so when they decided to get married between Christmas and New Year’s, they chose to take inspiration for their wedding from this time of year as well! They began with a color palette of gunmetal, champagne, and rose gold and then added in bold pops of deep red in the florals by The Wild Dahlia. Adria is a self-proclaimed “history nerd” who loves the 1920’s so you’ll see a hint of art deco in their stationery and the truly amazing bridesmaids’ dresses as well. Glamorous and chic yet warm and fun, their wedding style is absolute perfection for any time of the year! Be sure to see more photos by Stephanie Vegliante Photography in the gallery below!
English Winery Autumn Wedding Inspiration
After driving through the English countryside and up to the gates of Hencote Estate Winery with its hillside vineyards and Georgian hay barn, the team behind today’s shoot said they felt like they had crossed the Channel into France! Envisioning a late summer or early autumn wedding, they chose an elegant fall color palette with touches of champagne and pops of coral. Calisto By Christina incorporated autumnal foliage and pastel florals in shades of peach and ivory into stunning arrangements for both the ceremony space and tablescape. Elegant and warm with just a hint of understated glamour, you’re going to love all these photos by Madara Kurtisa Photography, so be sure to see the full gallery below!
Elegant Socially Distant Wedding Inspiration
Today’s wedding inspiration comes from the idea that downsizing your guest list and implementing social distancing measures into your big day does not mean that you have to downsize your vision! Magnolia Celebrates shows us ways to elevate your wedding style, such as using smaller, more intimate tables and creating unique tablescapes or place settings for each, using stately plate covers for a plated meal, or displaying a faux wedding cake throughout the event. The team behind today’s post was inspired by the old Spanish architecture of the venue. They incorporated shades of mauve, brick, cappuccino, and sage into the tablescapes, each table getting a unique set of linens and gorgeous florals by Flowers By Yona. So many wonderful ideas from this shoot and these photos by Caroline Willett are sure to give you lots of ideas for your own wedding, whether it will be in the time of social distancing or not!
French Garden Inspiration in Washington
A backdrop of verdant green climbing ivy and dreamy painterly florals would play a muse for any impressionist artist, so it’s no wonder that Indigo Event Design chose the stunning gardens and chateau of Monet Vineyards for this Claude Monet-inspired shoot. BLUE Floral Company created a pastel rainbow of locally-sourced florals to paint the outdoor ceremony space and stunning bouquet that is worthy of Monet’s brush itself. Lush centerpieces of coral and butter yellow peonies, lavender scabiosa, and dusty blush roses sit atop a french blue table, with just the right touch of regal elegance from gold flatware and chargers. Romantic and intimate, these photos by RTFaith Photography prove that even a micro-wedding can be a fairytale wedding too!
Elegant Blush and Gold Dallas Wedding
Even the intense heat and humidity of a typical spring day in Dallas couldn’t dim all the smiles at Jessica and Brian’s wedding! After a beautiful ceremony at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the celebration continued at the stunning Dallas Scottish Rite Crystal Ballroom where guests sipped signature cocktails surrounded by the venue’s ornate millwork and then dined at sparkling tables decorated with arrangements of soft blush roses and ivory hydrangea by The Rogue Rose. Classic, timeless, and perfectly elegant, it’s clear from all the smiles in these photos from Image Clairity that Jessica and Brian’s wedding day will be one remembered by all who were lucky enough to attend!
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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!