With the water, sailboats, and ferries of West Seattle as the background, Willow & Ivy Events set out to create a romantic and intimate beach wedding setting with organic design. The dreamy tablescape set for four combined light, soft blues with coastal touches such as driftwood place cards, copper china, greenery, dainty bud vases, and candles galore. Gauzy linens from Gather Design Company and watercolor stationery from Songbird Paperie paired beautifully with the garland foraged and hand-crafted by Balancing Balloons and the dahlia and greenery centerpiece and bouquet by Willow & Ivy Events. We’re dreaming of the ocean breeze and completely spellbound by every image from Tawni Eakmen!
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Rustic Elegant Autumn Wedding Ideas
Richwood on the River is the epitome of southern charm. Set against the rolling hills of Kentucky, the former plantation home is infused with traditional details and scenic landscaping. Evergreen Flower Co. carefully crafted an autumn inspiration shoot that’s a gorgeous mix of rustic and elegant. Arrangements of fall foliage and tulips were interspersed with ripe pears on a wooden tabletop dressed with silk linen. Handlettered place cards and invitations from Plume Calligraphy added a timeless touch. A flowing gown from B Loved Bridal perfectly complemented the romantic and peaceful locale. We are head over heels for every spectacular image from The Harris House!
Elegant Autumn Mountain Wedding Inspiration
Today’s autumn editorial is truly spectacular. With Colorado’s Wild Canyon Ranch as the setting, Yonder Floral and Decor House set out to complement the stunning setting beneath the Colorado aspen trees with vibrant, elegant autumn inspiration. Florals in the shades of the season—including orchids, roses, and magnolia leaves—decorated the repurposed wood and stone structure. Gilded gates with lush greenery served as both a ceremony backdrop and escort card display. Fabrics in various textures are sprinkled throughout, from the gossamer teal fabric runner to the cozy lounge area’s pillows and poufs, to the upholstered seating at the reception table. Shear Elegance by Tawny styled bride Rachel’s flowing waves, with natural, dewy makeup from Magnifica Bella. We are simply head over heels for every gorgeous image from Carrie King Photographer!
Dinner Party on the Beach
It’s not often I get to share a party that I was not only lucky enough to style, but also lucky enough to attend! So naturally, I’m especially excited to share today’s dinner party on the beach. The celebration? My lovely friend Jenna of That Wife‘s 30th birthday! The setting? One of the most picturesque places in the Bay Area, the Carmel City Beach. We set out to create a celebration with florals that complemented the natural seaside landscape, a healthy dose of metallics, and a bit of a Middle Eastern flair. We had such fun choosing flowers from the wholesale market and arranging them in a mismatched vessels that we collected from Home Goods and local thrift stores. Gorgeous pale green and copper chargers, rose gold flatware, and Moscow mule mugs set the table, which was completed with wooden bench seating, all from Classic Party Rentals. Sand-colored linens and a patterned runner from Napa Valley Linens echoed the beach setting. Pretty pops of Jenna’s favorite color, kelly green, were peppered throughout, including on the gorgeous calligraphy place cards from JM Paper & Ink and serving trays from Anthropologie. We all had the best time getting glammed up by Dolce Vita Beauty and putting on our pretty frocks for a fabulous party, which concluded with blankets and a bonfire on the beach. It’s so wonderful to relive these wonderful memories in the beautiful images from Majesta Patterson!
Rustic Mountain Wedding Inspiration
The breathtaking beauty of the Colorado Rockies and Vail’s Piney River Ranch is the backdrop for today’s inspiration shoot, and the one-of-a-kind location truly sets a spectacular stage. Surrounded by seemingly uninterrupted wilderness, rustic charm abounds. We love this unique take on a mountain wedding, which features industrial elements and metallics that bring a bit of the city to the ranch. By mixing rose gold, copper, gold, and silver with unique touches such as Edison lights and marquee letters, Pink Diamond Events brought a heightened sense of style to a traditional setting. Lush and earthy florals from Petals and Pours grace the table from Old Wood Soul, which was paired with modern copper chairs from Ecletic Hive. A white cake from Megan Joy Cakes with feather accents brings a delicate final touch. There is so much to love in these gorgeous images from Danielle DeFiore!
Ethereal River Wedding Inspiration
The peaceful rivers of central Texas are the inspiration for today’s rustic, romantic wedding inspiration. The peaceful blue and green hues and gorgeous wood tones come together in a positively ethereal setting. We adore the loose compote arrangements in pale blue, ivory, and green and handtied bouquet by Without Wax, Katy with ribbon from Silk and Willow. A delicate, floaty gown and pearl headpiece by Shop Gossamer completes the scene. The graceful bridal look is so simple and chic, a throwback to the gowns of the 1970s. The classic film images from Krystle Akin Photography capture the setting with grace. We are completely smitten!
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!
Luxe Botanical Inspiration in Spain
Inspired by the architecture and verdant gardens of Andalucía, this shoot from Bloomfield Photography is a flawless combination of grand venue and intimate outdoor space. A stunning organic green floral arch by Anais Floristas frames the intimate ceremony space and the bold Pantone blues used for the tablescape complement the vibrant greens of the surrounding Botanical Gardens of Málaga. The villa had never opened its doors to a styled shoot before but we are so very glad they decided to allow Reviva Weddings and the entire team to create something that showcases the stately manor and lush gardens so perfectly!
Bright and Warm Colored Wedding Inspiration in Sweden
One look at this 2 Brides Photography shoot and we bet you fall and summer brides would go gaga over all of the trendy inspo. The vendor team made up of big names like Lerin Wedding Occasions and The Wild Rose drew inspiration from bliss-inducing range of colors featured in Stockholm all throughout the onset of fall. Rust and blush and soft peachy tones make an appearance and don’t forget to check out the wedding cake by Liv Sandberg Cake Art. The flecks of gold flowers make this inspiration come full circle, and we love how all of the colors form together to create the palette of an impressive sunset. Though we can’t all celebrate majestic Swedish autumns, this shoot brings that beauty to everyone.
Romantic Amalfi Coast Elopement Inspiration
Set in an ancient watchtower in the Gulf of Maiori on the Amalfi Coast, this styled elopement from Amalfi Soiree was inspired by the azure blue ocean and the myth of the sirens. An oceanside table set for the two has the backdrop of not only the stunning Mediterranean, but also an elegant circular frame of eucalyptus and white roses created by Kuts Flowers. The dusty blue monochomatic palette echoes the ocean and continues into silky lingerie from Le Petit Atelier Verona and a delicate, flowing gown from Silvia Moretta Wed Lab. Every frame is almost out of a painting, and exquisitely captured by Sergio Sorrentino!
Exquisite Styled Elopement in Estoril Portugal
Portugal is one of the most sought-after destination wedding locations in Europe, and this stunning styled elopement designed by Splendida Weddings shows off the stunning town of Estoril on the Portuguese Riviera. The magical Forte da Cruz, a gorgeous historical fortress on the ocean, sets the scene, with its 17th century architecture and unforgettable ceremony location. A delicate Mywony Bridal gown in the softest gray was accented by ombre blooms by Decorelle. Lenka Calligraphy created invitations, printed on handmade cotton paper and featuring an envelope liner with an illustration of the fortress. The reception at the sun-splashed Villa Tamariz Utopia featured a spectacular tabletop which paired a neutral palette of gold, gray, and white with deep teal stationery and a romantic centerpiece with pops of berry pink. Every detail is exquisite and the images on film from Slava Mishura Photography are utterly dreamy!
Romantic Mansion Wedding Inspiration
Atlanta’s stately Swan House is the backdrop for this elegant shoot designed by Heather Benge Events. Selecting a deep and rich color palette of royal blue and purple mixed with pastel blooms and lush swaths of greenery, Heather set out to showcase the beauty of the venue with a beautiful outdoor king’s table reception. Thorne + Thistle incorporated fall fauna and lots of texture into the arrangements and showstopping bouquet. A. Joy Cakes created three cakes for the occasion, the centerpiece cake even echoing the pillars, chandelier and grand entrance of the venue! Each detail is thought out to perfection and beautifully captured by Heather K Cook Photography!
Lonesome Valley Mountain Wedding Inspiration
With a backdrop as beautiful as Lonesome Valley, Lonesome Valley the rockstar team of Verge Events, StudioWed Asheville, and Alexis June Weddings set out to create a mountain wedding inspiration shoot with natural greens and herbs and understated rustic elegance to complement the mountain setting. Loose, organic florals by Flora Events were designed to enhance the natural beauty of the surroundings, and the farm table was accompanied by a mix of seating for an interesting, yet comfortable, look. A showstopping Hayley Paige gown took center stage, and every small detail is attended to, right down to an adorable golden retriever named Tank. Hopelessly in love with this eclectic mountain look and the images captured by the always exquisite Alexis June Weddings!
Fresh + Romantic Loft Wedding Ideas
With its light, airy feel, this romantic wedding inspiration designed by the gorgeous and talented Louise Beukes is beyond stunning! A unique color palette of copper, blue, apricot, and rust is truly seasonless and perfect for the chic and stylish couple. Flowing silks from Kate Cullen and loose, delicate blooms designed by Bo Boutique are soft and elegant, while mini cakes from Claire Owen Cakes and agate place cards calligraphed by Oh Wonder Calligraphy add a whimsical and unexpected touch. And speaking of unexpected, the whitewashed loft setting is turned into a garden wonderland with loose branches added as a backdrop for the jaw-droppingly beautiful tabletop! Each and every detail is perfectly captured on film by Hannah Duffy!
Al Fresco Summer Vineyard Fete
With sunset tones and a romantic summertime feel, this Southern California wine country inspiration designed by Michelle Garibay Events is pure rustic elegance! Avensole Winery and the rolling hills of Temecula set the scene. The combination of the rustic wood tables and chairs with soft florals by Modern Bouquet and elegant place settings play perfectly with brushed watercolor stationery from Four Things Paper and fresh peach napkins from Mod Mix Studio. Head over heels for each of the intricate details, from gold flatware to flowing ribbon, the exquisite cake by Laura Marie’s, and all of the gorgeous images by Damaris Mia Photography!
French Riviera Bridal Inspiration
The glimmering blue waters of the Mediterranean and narrow streets of Eze set the scene for this light and airy bridal inspiration shoot from Romina Rezza and Purewhite Photography. Romina, an interior stylist and restorer who works with modern art, set out to create an elegant mood, evocative of the gorgeous surroundings, and featuring eco-friendly materials. Delicate gowns by Atelier Yooj in soft, hand-dyed silk with French lace pair with a stunning bouquet of greenery and lotus pods designed by Simmi Torino. To create the table, the team turned to Food for Good, where food waste is recycled to create a series of bespoke fabrics, paper, ribbons, and twine. A tablecloth dyed with artichokes and napkins colored by red onions paired with tableware ceramics made exclusively for the shoot by Alice Reina of Bianco di China. Accompanying brass cutlery was sourced from a local antique market. Stationery hand-lettered by Cecilia B and soft hair and makeup from Silvia Galeazzo completed the look. Get ready to be transported to the French Riviera in the stunning imagery from Purewhite Photography!
Glamorous Garden Wedding Ideas
Equal parts glamorous and playful, this garden wedding inspiration shoot from Marsais, Blush and Vine, and Weddings by Jessee channels inspiration from Marie Antoinette and cotton candy! The unique juxtaposition perfectly captures the sweetness of Brittany and Ethan’s love for one another, and combines for a whimsical fairytale shoot not to be soon forgotten. Enchanting details such as a mirrored table, hand-painted opal dinnerware, and dramatic black taper candles set the scene, with lush compote-style arrangements from Blush and Vine completing the glimmering tabletop. Cotton candy from Lush Puff echoes the gown from Carol Hannah with swaths of tulle, and sleek black accents from the silk ribbon by Honey Silks & Co. to fabulous Manolo Blahnik heels play up the glamorous style. We are swooning over every unexpected detail in the lovely images captured on film by Marsais!
Fairies and Ballerinas: A Flower Girl Story
Stop everything and grab your fairy dust, because this may just be the most adorable inspiration shoot you ever did see! Inspired by ballerinas, Agnes of Meadows Flowers & Styling designed a vignette with absolutely precious little flower girl fairies. Soft pastel dresses from Nellystella and an assortment of flower crowns and accessories, along with ballet slippers and ballerina wear from Repetto completed every little girl’s most perfect dress up day! We adore the pure joy on each of the little ladies’ faces as they dance, twirl, and play princess for a day. Prepare to fall in love with every moment from Binc Photography!
Luminous + Ethereal Beach Wedding Inspiration
The glorious coastline of Hong Kong was the backdrop for this dreamy, ethereal editorial from Savour Productions. A color palette of ocean blue, red, and amber created a relaxing, cozy setting on the peaceful beach. Atelier Florist designed a tablescape with colored glassware, fresh fruit and cheese, taper candles, and gathered florals, accented by menus with elegant gold calligraphy from Kirby Leung. A modern, tiered cake from A Legna Pâtisseries and rustic driftwood lounge area completed the setting. Prepare to fall in love with every beautiful image from Savour Productions!
Romantic Spring Mountain Bridal Inspiration
Magic happens every time I am reunited with my amazingly talented friend Brandi of Alexis June Weddings, so when we both found ourselves in gorgeous Asheville, NC last month, it was the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the stunning weather to create a beautiful bridal editorial! Homewood is nestled within the historic Montford neighborhood, and the English stone manor set the stage. Gossamer gowns from Wildflower Bridal fluttered in the spring breeze, and beribboned bouquets from Flora Asheville accented the graceful designs by Anna Campbell, Ti Adora, Blush by Hayley Paige, and Willowby by Watters. Hughes Hair Design styled the gorgeous Brooke and Hannah with soft, loose locks and rosy lips and dramatic eyes by Dollbox Productions completed the elegant look. Romantic and sweet, these are flawless looks for any spring bride!
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Elegant Classical Seattle Wedding Inspiration
Seattle’s gorgeous historical Rainer Chapter House was modeled after George Washington’s Mt. Vernon home in Virginia. It contains a multitude of antique furniture and framed portraits that have the effect of bringing you back in time to the late 18th century, and this shoot photographed by Audrey Norman Photography effortlessly blended the classical venue with current trends. A neutral color palette of champagne, ivory, blush, and gold melded with the ornate interior, and pops of texture created a soft feel, especially when paired with romantic candlelight on the elegant tabletop with a ruched cheesecloth runner. Botanique Flowers styled a warm and inviting centerpiece with warm peach and sage tones, and The Sweet Side designed a cake with square tiers embellished with ivory flowers inspired by the Pronovias gown from Labelle Salon. Every sophisticated detail in the design by Pacific Engagements beautifully mixes classic and contemporary – we are completely smitten!
Adorable Galentine’s Day Brunch
It’s Valentine’s Day, and as we all know, Valentine’s is meant to be enjoyed with the one(s) you love, so what better way to celebrate than with a fabulous Galentine’s Day brunch! Emily Elizabeth Events created this adorable “Girl Gang Gathering”, where she and several of her closest friends came together to sip, eat, chat, make Valentine’s Day cards, and create floral arrangements, and this is one party we wish we could attend! Pink and gold stationery from Paper Delights invited each lady to the gathering, where they were greeted with balloons festooning the entrance to Seattle’s Ollie Quinn and the most gorgeous tabletop with florals by Emily Elizabeth Events and dusty pink linens from La Tavola. We’re loving chic and modern details like acrylic standing mirrors, cut-out name place cards, and pink lip cookies, and the romance and elegance of the compote centerpieces, textured fabrics, and vintage trays displaying sips and bites. Galentine’s has never looked so fabulous and we are head over heels for every moment, captured beautifully on film by Blue Rose Photography!
Gossip Girl Wedding Inspiration
Guilty pleasure alert: I absolutely adored Gossip Girl, and especially loved Chuck and Blair, so when this incredible wedding inspiration shoot landed in my inbox, I was utterly gleeful. Though the series is long over, the Upper East Side elite can still inspire as seen in the stunning design by Kaleb Norman James Design. A studded Jenny Packham gown from The Dress Theory evoked the glamour of Blair’s wedding gown, while Chuck’s signature Scotch wasn’t forgotten. Tallant House created a gorgeous pink and white centerpiece cake, flanked by macarons, complementing the Parisian-inspired stationery from Grey & Cake. We are utterly smitten by each and every detail in these images from Kerry Jeanne Photography!
Seattle Garden Wedding
Sarah and Mark’s wedding is a bit of Pacific Northwest charm with an intimate European feel. Sarah is a classical art historian who studies ancient Italy, so the decision to host their August wedding at Seattle’s charming Corson Building for her August wedding was an easy one. They wanted their wedding to feel like a large Italian family dinner party, and the Corson Building’s beautiful gardens and villa aesthetic was a perfect match. Rachel of Finch and Thistle Event Design drew the inspiration from the landscapes and gardens of Italy, with lush garden flowers in soft pastel tones and loose organic greenery. Guests feasted on locally caught, foraged, grown, and harvested products, served family style. Each moment of this gorgeous gathering is beautifully captured by Ryan Flynn.
Rustic + Elegant Seattle Wedding
Melinda and Matt’s wedding is simply a stunning example of how gorgeous rustic and elegant vintage decor can look when paired together! Held at Sodo Park by Herban Feast in Seattle, McKenzie Powell Floral & Event Design created a fairytale backdrop, with greenery gardens, vignettes of cream and blush roses grouped on mirrored trays, and swags of flowers everywhere you look! We’re loving the sparkly glamour of gold sequin linens from La Tavola Fine Linen Rental, too! Melinda’s single bridesmaid wore a silver dress from White by Vera Wang, while she opted for a flowy romantic gown by Hayley Paige paired with a rhinestone hairpiece that adds extra sparkle. We’re in love with the look of these photos from Michele M. Waite Photography!
Classic Winter Wedding in Seattle
Seattle wedding photographer Mastin Studio was on-hand to document all of the wonderful winter details of Amy and Michael’s wedding at The Arctic Club Seattle, and what a beautiful day it was! We love Amy’s gown—a simple silhouette covered in lace—and the black bridesmaids dresses are classic looks that will never age! We simply adore the wintry bouquets of snow white and cream roses, dusty miller, and berries. Such a lovely fete—see it all in the gallery!
Classic Blush + Navy Wedding
Brooke and Patrick’s lovely wedding was held at the Palace Ballroom in Seattle, an elegant setting for their modern affair. The brick wall backdrop of the ceremony was softened by Brooke’s strapless Enzoani gown and J.Crew bridesmaids dresses. Brooke upped the glam factor with gold glitter Prada shoes—we die! Steven Moore Designs fashioned full cream and blush bouquets that carried over to the color scheme of the reception, too. Mod, graphic touches like navy-and-white striped tablecloths and linens added a hint of boldness to the entire event. A cake table stacked with treats from Tallant House Fine Sweets & Other Eats offered a fun spin on one traditional cake. Michele M. Waite Photography brought us so many gorgeous images of this beautiful wedding!
Casual + Rustic Farm Wedding
Morgan and Matt’s outdoor wedding at Bella Luna Farms was as rustic and charming as it was pretty and timeless. The lovely images from one of Michele M. Waite Photography‘s favorite weddings of this year showcase bold blooms in arrangements and bouquets, as well as Morgan’s classic column-style gown. Sweet farm animals meandered around the grounds as guests enjoyed first a ceremony—where the couple took vows beneath a traditional chuppah festooned with a floral garland—and then a reception inside a barn strung with lights. We think Chambers and Company did a fabulous job with the design of this fun and fabulous affair!