Bridal portraits are a great way to get comfortable in your gown, reveal how it photographs, and get a beautiful collection of timeless images to boot! Inspired by the old adage “First Comes Love, then Comes Marriage”, this bridal sessions features a stunning Watters gown from Here Comes the Bride. We are mesmerized by the beauty in this Magnolia Grove bridal session from Katie Grant!
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Romantic California Micro Wedding Inspiration
The charming courtyard gardens, iconic archways and pillars, and classic elegance of Ebell of Los Angeles was not only the perfect backdrop, but also the inspiration behind the amazing shoot from To Be Loved Events that we are so excited to share with you today! Blooms Dunn Right chose soft yellow, coral, blush, and brighter pink roses for the bridal bouquet and centerpieces to mirror the warm tones of California’s sunsets, and created a stunning free-standing floral frame to highlight the couple during their intimate wedding ceremony. Stationery by Jackie Chen Design also takes centerstage in this shoot, featuring gorgeous calligraphy on luxe paper in the perfect shades to compliment the event. Get your Pinterest boards ready and check out the full gallery below because every detail in these amazing photos by Danielle Bacon Photography is absolute perfection!
Bright and Elegant Citrus Wedding Inspiration
Dreamy, elegant, and a bit playful, today’s shoot is inspired by a bold and summery citrus-hued palette. Events with Becca designed a tablescape bursting with bright blooms, fresh-cut fruits, and a touch of romance from the beautiful calligraphy by Caitlin O’Bryant Design. The Bloom & Co. mixed florals in bold and buttery shades of yellow, orange, pink, and red, in both the stunning bouquet and centerpiece. Be sure to check out all the amazing photos by Emily Kirsten Photgraphy to see every detail like all the delicious desserts as well as the adorable pup who got all dressed up and joined in on the shoot!
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!
Springtime Watercolor Wedding Inspiration
The promise of spring with its creamy pastels and fresh blooms reemerging in nature is the muse for this beautiful shoot from Kallie Dawn Photography. The soft florals by Freckled Fleurs and the textured linens used for the tablescape bring elegance to the urban space while the ethereal, pastel ombre Ivy and Aster gown inspired painterly details, as seen in the classically beautiful stationery by Anne Callahan Designs and the amazing cake by Lux Sucre Desserts. The perfect color palette and inspiration for the transition into spring, it’s also a timeless choice for a wedding all year round!
Modern Organic Elegance Wedding Inspiration
While the color palette of a fall wedding is often full of bold shades, this neutral and natural inspiration from the lens of The Simmons Photography really caught our eye. Julia and her equally-impressive team of fellow wedding vendors took a brief departure away from the tried-and-true jewel tones and went stark white and toned down for fall. Layers of cream and ivory enhanced the pristine white room and hints of dried florals from Evergreen Flower Co. provided just the right amount of color. This color palette and design would work beautifully throughout all seasons of the year, especially if you incorporated a lively background like a sage green wall! It’s a great pop of color and you know us: we’re all for stand-out details.
Intimate Hidden Lake Arizona Editorial
The warm Arizona desert set the scene for an earthy and organic inspiration shoot at Hidden Lake. A color palette of rosy mauve, ivory, and organic green paired with flurry flowers on a sweetheart tabletop set beside the water. Handwritten stationery from Fox & West added an intimate touch. A Jolienne Collection gown and silk linens blew in the wind, and a seaside-inspired cake from Breezy Cakes completed the scene. From the rainbow glassware to the sumptuous armchairs, every detail is beautifully captured by Ball Photo Co!
Elegant Southern Wedding Inspiration
We couldn’t think of a better start to the week than this ridiculously gorgeous inspiration shoot set at Atlanta’s picturesque Swan Coach House! Lindsay Coletta outdid herself designing florals loaded with luscious blooms and greenery in a mix of blush, mauve, buttery yellow, and apricot, and the result is a perfect mix of elegance and romance. Simone Gebsattel complemented the natural beauty of the estate with exquisite details such as upholstered seating from Crush Event Rentals, a charcuterie spread from Sun in My Belly, and delicate calligraphy details by Rachel Anne. Prepare to feast your eyes on the absolutely exquisite imagery from Alexis June Weddings!
Wedding Inspiration from Aisle Society
There are some days that are simply perfect, and today is one of those days, because at long last, we are debuting Aisle Society to the world, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share the absolutely gorgeous Aisle Society official brand shoot that I styled with Lauren of Every Last Detail and a dream team of Chicago’s best wedding pros at downtown’s most fabulous wedding venue, Chez. Together with the ladies from Estera Events, we set out to create an event that would showcase all of the things that Aisle Society represents: fun, friendship, community, and of course, utterly beautiful wedding inspiration! Dramatic draping from Drape Kings was the centerpiece of the room, swathed along the ceiling and leading to a ceremony altar flanked by simple but show-stopping eucalyptus arrangements from Fleur. In the rest of the details, we bathed the whitewashed space in color! Our gorgeous ladies donned frocks from Bella Bridesmaids and David’s Bridal in shades from blush to dusty blue and flowing Truvelle and Sarah Seven bridal gowns, carrying bouquets of vibrant summer blooms. The modern but elegant tabletop features glimmering sequin linens and rose gold chargers and amazing confetti popper menus from Sarah Drake Design. I’m brimming with excitement for you to watch the video of the day by the insanely talented Nicodem Creative (I dare you not to get goose bumps!) and see every gorgeous image from Alexis June Weddings!
Sunset Cliffside Wedding Inspiration
Hues of blushing sunset skies set the palette over the rocky shores of Western Australia for this dreamy inspiration shoot styled by Sierra Ramke of Babushka Ballerina. Inspired by the beautiful shades of a single David Austin rose, every single detail oozes romance. Beaded metallic bridesmaids dresses, a romantically styled cliffside table, and lush, elegant florals by Lua Leuca compliment the natural beauty of the setting sun. We adore the gorgeous handtied bouquets with trailing silk ribbon, their blush and ivory blooms; a match made in heaven with the champagne and copper gowns. Prepare to be swept away by the stunning seaside images from Katie Grant!
Romantic Spring Blossom Inspiration
We have the most glorious ode to spring for you today! Everlasting Love Photography captured the stunning beauty of the blooming trees in Des Moines, Iowa’s Waterworks Park. The shoot is inspired by an intimate elopement, and features elegant hand-lettering from Kenna & Louise and gorgeous florals by White Willow Events, with blooms from Boesen Florist to complement the dreamy surroundings. A Jillian Fellers gown is a gorgeous choice for an elopement, its blush tone echoing the pink petals and ethereal sunset hues. We are simply in love with this celebration of both love and the season from Everlasting Love Photography!
An Evening in the Orchards
Be still my heart! We are completely smitten by this fanciful inspiration shoot! The pretty orchard setting, vivid pink palette, and dainty details such as polka dot linens, watercolor stationery, and a blush gown, result in pure romance. A blush Watters corset and Augusta Jones skirt from Anna Be are both both and delicate, capturing the feminine yet wild and free romantic in us all! “Lipstick” colored blooms from Violet Floral Design decorated a rustic-chic wood tabletop, and at each place setting sat a stunning hand-lettered menu from Lana’s Shop, which doubled as a favor box of macarons. Each detail was lovingly curated by Jessica Hearing of A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals, and we’re sure you’ll fall in love with the ladylike hues, lush flowers, and of course, the stunning images from Sara Hasstedt!
Romantic & Whimsical Wildflower Nashville Garden Styled Shoot
This romantic and intimate editorial shoot is set in a field of wildflowers at the Green Door Gourmet farm in Nashville. Styled by RSVP Events, the design features hues of pinks, peaches, and yellows, with gold and lilac accents for the perfect romantic summer wedding. The ceremony setting is a gorgeous floral arbor in the wildflower field, with a table, bar, cake, and a champagne/cocktail cart nearby.
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.
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!
Charmingly Elegant Chateau Wedding in Arizona
When Haley and Isaiah began planning their wedding they didn’t have lots of detailed Pinterest boards outlining all the must-have elements for their day. Instead, they wanted to focus simply on celebrating love, and with an uncomplicated vision of bright colors and classy elegance, they let Riding Tandem and their vendor team take the lead to create this lovely and beautiful event! Their venue couldn’t have been dreamier and the coral and pink florals by The Wildflower AZ were perfection against the pale blue bridesmaids dresses. Make sure to check out the gallery to see even more of this gorgeous wedding captured by Ashley Rae Photography!
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!
Romantic Lavender Farm Wedding Inspiration
There’s nothing dreamier than a field of lavender at golden hour, so it’s no surprise that the team behind this shoot chose Blue Barn Lavender Farm as their location and inspiration! The bride is positively radiant in a couture Claire Pettibone gown and the classic bouquet of ivory and blush roses by Willow Garden Floral Design and Gift Boutique is the perfect accessory, stunning and subtle at the same time. Touches like fresh lavender tosses and lavender linens dot the tablescape as a nod to the venue. Classic and chic, these photos by Lovely Light Imagery are French country perfection, so be sure to check out the full gallery below!
Dreamy Bridal Portrait Inspiration
Brumby Hall & Gardens is the perfect blank canvas for this dreamy bridal portrait session by Heather K Cook Photography. Styled by Emily Claire Events, the inspiration was to let natural beauty shine through, so Lindsay Coletta created a stunning bouquet of roses, sweet pea, and pieris in earthy shades of blush that complemented the outdoor setting perfectly. While we adore the bride’s perfectly draped BHLDN gown and the groom’s dapper suit from The Modern Gent, be sure to check out all of the gorgeous photos below because you’re sure to love the surprise guest at the end who also got all dressed up for the occasion!
Modern Romantic Gold Wedding Inspiration
While a bright and bold color palette will often be the one to steal the show, today’s inspiration from Iris and Oak Events proves that neutrals can very much hold their own in the spotlight! The fresh white walls of Felicity Church were the ideal clean slate for Leaf and Petal Nola to create a stunning garden of gold and white florals. Lush centerpieces — low compotes overflowing with monochromatic roses, orchids, and ranunculus — perfectly complemented the natural beauty of the runner-less wooden table set with gold flatware and cut glass. Every detail in this New Orleans shoot is so very magical, you’re going to love all of these photos from Tasha Rae Photography!
Fiery Summer Romance Wedding Inspiration
This sophisticated shoot from Becca Wong Events blends old world romance with fiery summer love. Dreamy florals from Rust & Flourish feature bold rust calla and creamy stargazer lilies with ranunculus and roses in shades of peach and ivory. Add in the most breathtaking low and open back Galia Lahav gown and you have a sultry, timeless, and endlessly romantic shoot with inspiration for any season. You’ll want to see all of the stunning photos by Taralynn Lawton Photography, so be sure to check out the entire gallery below!
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More Wedding Inspiration from San Diego
Chic Beach Engagement Session
Tammy and Stan’s breezy and impossibly romantic San Diego engagement session is the perfect farewell to summer! As the CEO and founder of FitChick, Tammy travels around the globe for work, and a business trip to the south of France presented Stan the perfect opportunity to surprise Tammy by popping the question. Upon their return home, the couple decided to recreate that magical afternoon with a pretty St. Tropez-inspired engagement session! HauteFetes designed a perfect sunset picnic against the backdrop of the picturesque California coastline, complete with a white kite, market tote, and the cutest naked cake from The Crimson Cake. A mod bikini from Bare Necessities (complete with floppy hat, naturally!) and gorgeous blooms from Blooms by Breesa Lee add to the romantic, French mood. Each image from Booth Photographics is simply irresistible!
Balboa Park Engagement Session
Gorgeous does not even begin to describe Carmela and Lemi—these two are a positively stunning couple! The shy twosome danced around a relationship for several months after meeting, but finally worked up the nerve to begin dating and fell head over heels in love. With the help of his sister (who just so happens to be the talented Damaris Mia), romantic Lemi planned a surprise proposal in Santa Barbara, complete with a box surrounded by rose petals, and the rest is history! We can’t get enough of their beautiful, light-filled engagement session at San Diego’s Balboa Park. Lemi is dapper in Calvin Klein, and Carmela radiant in Adrianna Papell. If there ever was a match made in heaven, these two are indeed it. Enjoy these lovely images from Damaris Mia!
Romantic + Intimate San Diego Wedding
Jill and David’s elegant San Diego wedding is intimate and family-oriented, and that makes for some gorgeous, laid-back smiles in these photos from Samuel Lippke Studios. Jill, naturally, takes center stage in a lace gown from Claire Pettibone—always a stunning choice! The outdoor ceremony is punctuated by classic all white bouquets by LaVonne Crawford of Adorations Botanical Artistry. At the reception at The Grand Del Mar, styled by Thomas Bui Lifestyle, shimmering beaded garland hanging in trees, silvery-gray linens, and plenty of lush white blooms and candlelight create a romantic atmosphere. We are absolutely swooning over this entire affair—see it all in the gallery!
Jennifer Dery is one of those photographers whose images never fail to take our breath away. They are timeless and stunning, yet comfortable and intimate—attributed to over 10 years of experience as a photographer and her knack for capturing all the special little moments that happen over the course of a couple’s wedding day. We’re just crazy about Jen and are thrilled to share some of her story with you today.
Ombre Wedding Inspiration
I love the delicate, romantic feel of ombre elements, and this gorgeous inspiration shoot from Eventity Inc highlights ombre in the most beautiful way! The Darlington House in La Jolla was the backdrop for a beautiful bridal look and tablescape in a classic pink, white, and sage color palette. The fresh, clean tabletop features flowers from Sweet Pea Flower Company and soft ombre menus and place cards from Cali Cards, and to top it off there is the most amazing cake from Hey There Cupcakes! Sit back and enjoy the fabulous images from Bryan N. Miller Photography!
Real Weddings: Jill + Luke
Jill and Luke had an elegantly preppy wedding at Hotel del Coronado in northern California. Luke and his groomsmen wore gray pants, navy sport coats and uber-preppy Vineyard Vines ties, while the bridesmaids wore short navy Jenny Yoo dresses in various styles. The elegant white and gold reception was positively stunning, and my favorite detail is the place setting – clear chargers rimmed in gold, revealing a doily framed menu underneath. Such a fabulous detail that worked to compliment the stunning florals by Kathy Wright & Company. A gorgeous day with beautiful photos by the always amazing Jennifer Dery!
Real Weddings: Lily + Bobby
Lily and Bobby were married at the gorgeous Santaluz Club in San Diego. The venue provided lots of inspiration for them and their wedding planner, Thomas Bui, created a beautiful and romantic event with just a pinch of rustic thrown in. Any event that incorporates big fluffy peonies and succulents is for sure to be something I love and the florals by Adorations Botanical Artistry certainly did not disappoint. These photos by Vallentyne Photography are gorgeous and yet again make me long for my own California wedding!
Real Weddings: Emily + Rodrigo
Although Emily and Rodrigo were married at San Diego’s The Prado at Balboa Park in front of almost 280 of their friends and family, the way they look at each other in these photos it’s like there wasn’t anyone there but the two of them. I adore all the succulents (check out the arbor covered in them!) that Adrianne Smith used throughout the event, including some smaller potted ones on the tables that guests were able to take home. Both beautiful and green! Thanks to Jennifer Dery for sharing these beautiful photos.