Sophisticated and ethereal, this inspiration shoot is all about Old World elegance. Joy Proctor brought the glamour and mystery of the Middle East to life, with lanterns, hand lettering from Julie Song Ink, and fabulous gold jewelry to pair with an absolutely stunning Amanda Wakeley gown. An elegant bouquet of green hellebores—tied with Silk & Willow ribbon—is an unexpected and unique choice, the soft petals perfectly contrast with the gown’s geometric beading and Kalyn’s dramatic hair and makeup by Luna Bella. We are utterly in love with these gorgeous images from Kina Wicks!
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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!
Elegant Inspiration at the St Regis Dubai
The luxurious The St. Regis Dubai was the inspiration for this stunning styled editorial from Olga Che of Save the Date. Selecting a color palette of taupe, ivory, and brass to echo the hotel’s grand staircase and silk-embellished walls, Olga worked with Firenze Florals to create a tablescape with an opulent, elegant feel. Blown glass chargers, a sea of taper candles in a mix of neutral and metallic colors, and a mix of low and high centerpieces with areca palm leaves graced the table, each place setting fitted with a gold palm leaf detail, a nod to the locale. The overall effect is glamorous yet understated, as are the bridal looks styled by MHG Beauty featuring both a classic ballgown and a crystal beaded mermaid gown from Vanila Wedding Boutique. The entire scene is the height of sophistication, and beautifully captured by Enchante Studio!
Ethereal + Romantic Wedding Inspiration
Set at Bluemont, Virginia’s The Retreat at Cool Spring, this exquisite inspiration shoot was created and photographed at the For The Love of Film Workshop hosted by the incredible Matoli Keely Photography. From the quiet moments while the bride is getting ready to a sunlit portrait session, each moment styled by Linda Ha Events is warm and romantic. Delicate gowns from Gossamer Vintage pair beautifully with organic florals by Nature Composed. JKW Beauty styled a lovely and soft updo and luminous makeup for a natural, elegant bridal look. A seasonless color palette of champagne, coral, ivory, slate, and warm green enhanced the natural beauty of the estate and flowing silks from Silk and Willow and Willow Knows completed the scene. We are absolutely spellbound by every image captured by Matoli Keely Photography!
Light + Airy Loft Wedding Inspiration
Loft venues are the epitome of modern urban elegance, and this gorgeous light and airy shoot at Brooklyn’s W Loft is fresh and timeless! The high ceilings and plenty of window light pair with a gorgeous green, ivory, and gold palette to bring the simplicity of the outdoors in. Whimsy Weddings created a tablescape with gold candlesticks, wild greenery, and ivory blooms, and the hints of sparkle add a festive flair to the soiree! A Monique Lhuillier gown is sophisticated and chic, and perfectly paired with the groom’s Penguin tuxedo. We adore each beautiful image captured by Merari Photography!
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!
Destination Wedding in Park City Utah
Several months ago we shared Maryam and Josh’s Salt Lake City garden wedding, and today we have the huge honor of revealing Maryam’s gorgeous sister Mondi’s wedding to her handsome groom Cory! The sister’s unique personalities shine through in their choice of wedding, and Mondi’s is all about sophisticated glamour. Their destination wedding was set at The St. Regis Deer Valley, surrounded by mountains, and the couple worked with Allison Baddley of La Fete Floral & Events to plan and design an Old-Hollywood meets glamorous-rustic wedding. The ceremony provided the perfect occasion to incorporate Mondi’s Persian heritage. The Sofreh Aghd—a beautiful spread of items meant to symbolize what the couple wished for in their marriage—took center stage, and a Persian rug graced the ceremony aisle. The reception entrance featured a unique seating chart display: a 10 foot moss wall showcasing a wall of mirrors directing guests to their seats. Tables featured a mix of richly-colored arrangements (how gorgeous are those burgundy orchids?) and swaths of greenery echoing the surroundings. We are completely smitten with this entire day, and adore each image from Heather Nan Photography!
Intimate + Timeless Neutral Wedding Inspiration
Be still our hearts. Sara Cangueiro from Hoje é especial designed this ethereal inspiration shoot around the theme “Love is the salt of life”. Her vision of a timeless and romantic wedding was brought to life with a neutral color palette and a stunning setting. Seixas do Minho, Portugal’s Villa Idalina has an almost other-worldly feel, its stately ceilings and paneled walls in the most perfect shade of blue and gold. The gorgeous florals by Hoje é especial added a romantic touch to the intimate table setting for two. Janine is resplendent in a Jesus Peiro Porto gown and gold jewelry from Jewellery for Al, with tousled waves by Pedro Ferreira and soft makeup by Makeup By Bárbara Brandão. A simple cake with sugar laurel leaves from Peace of Cake is delicately placed on a wood console, and taper candles alight the room. We are utterly in love with each frame from Momento Cativo!
Rustic Fall Wedding Inspiration
Virginia’s late fall colors are positively stunning, and today’s inspiration shoot shows them off to perfection! Using the transition from autumn to winter as their inspiration, the team of Reverie Supply and Wild Green Yonder brought the mood of the season to life. The bouquet created by Lori Tran of Wild Green Yonder may just be one of our absolute favorites ever with its sprawling greenery, autumn blooms, and flowing ribbons from Silk & Willow. The inimitable Laura Hooper Calligraphy hand-lettered gold ink on charcoal paper to create stationery that beautifully encapsulated the spirit of the shoot, and we adore the lace Sarah Seven gown paired with loose, easy waves styled by Erica Basha. We’re smitten with each and every image from Reverie Supply!
Romantic Holiday Wedding Inspiration
Hello my dears and happy Christmas! I hope you are in the midst of much merry and bright. We have some beautiful and romantic holiday inspiration for you today from the Chicago dream team of Hello Darling, Nimble Well, and Kina Wicks! Taking inspiration from the colors of the season, Natalie from Hello Darling created a positively stunning bouquet in shades of crimson, blush, and garnet which pairs beautifully with centerpieces of beautiful greenery garland and a sea of taper candles. We adore the dessert table, which features the most lovely gold and white confection from Luscious Layers Bakery. The addition of silhouettes is such a romantic touch, and touches of berries and cotton echo the softness of the season. Run over to the gallery to immerse yourself in all of the holiday inspiration!
Elegant Bridal Session Inspired by Frida Kahlo
Art will forever be inspirational subjects, but even the artist is put on display and ultimately, veer towards becoming artistic components themselves. Cue the illustrious Frida Kahlo. The woman was a pioneer for her time and thanks to her ingenuity, we were graced with many surrealist self-portraits and homages to her native Mexico. In this delightful shoot by Heirloom Rose Photography, Montserrat Salgado wanted to channel Frida, but steer her style towards a light and airy aesthetic. Frida was a paragon for her own brand of femininity, and a bold bridal gown by Esteé Couture with lace details and off-the-shoulder sleeves proclaims that brand of womanhood. Vendors like Haute Poppies and Perch Event Decor fully embraced the inspo. Pink and gold details are forever timeless and the florals were showstoppers; large, organic bundles of blush and peach blooms and without a doubt, that big and beautiful floral crown was the main event. Frida, no doubt, would wear that beauty proudly.
Chic + Elegant Portugal Wedding
Mariana and Salazar’s Portugal wedding is a little slice of perfection! Mariana, an event planner, envisioned a classic wedding with a modern twist and the couple selected a timeless palette of white, green, and gold. Solar de Levada was the perfect setting. Elegant florals and candlelight were accented with on-trend geometric elements, from the hanging seating chart to circular taper candle holders, and even a greenery-adorned swing for guests to enjoy! Mariana chose a sophisticated Rosa Clara gown featuring a detatchable skirt (and pockets!), and accented the gorgeous gown with 92-year-old earrings gifted to her gread-grandmother by her great-grandfather on their wedding day. Salazar donned a chic suit/tuxedo mix, and a watch gifted to him by friends for his thirtieth birthday. The couple sprinkled their day with many handmade elements, from “tears of joy” tissue packets to little hangover kits for guests, and created some fun photobooth signage, which was a hit! Read on to see this spectacular event captured by 135milimetros and hear all of the details of the day from the couple – this is one wedding you won’t want to miss!
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!
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!
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!
Chic Seaside Wedding on Kiawah Island
Kasey and Sean wanted a relaxed, carefree atmosphere for their destination wedding, so they selected The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island to host their early summer soiree. Working with Yoj Events to plan from afar, they created a classic, timeless feel with a seaside color palette. Kasey found her “dream dress” in a sophisticated Pronovias lace gown, and Sean selected a classic blue suit. We love this beautiful waterside wedding and all of the gorgeous moments captured by Jennings King Photography!
Timeless English Garden Wedding Inspiration
There’s something magical about Downton Abbey: the fashion, the setting, the elegance… Nicole of Darling Today set out to create a timeless and elegant inspiration shoot that evoked the feeling of Downton Abbey, with a current spin. The intimate dinner party reception scene inside the Hall & Gardens at Landmark featured candlelight and lush florals by Essence Events. A beaded gown from Lea-Ann Belter feels like it was pulled straight from a 1920s closet! Each vignette is beautifully styled by Party Designs by Jax. Prepare to be transported to an English Garden with these images from Darling Today!
Urban + Industrial Winery Wedding Inspiration
Set at Spokane’s Barrister Winery, this romantic inspiration shoot from Dana Muchow Design features neutral tones and greenery with pops of deep burgundy, a perfect color palette for an industrial chic soiree! The venue’s rich textures of exposed brick and wood grain combined with clean white dresses, lush greenery florals by Briar and Bloom and a sea of taper candles equal pure urban sophistication. Enjoy the gorgeous images captured on film by Amber Glanville Photography!
Whimsical Charleston Wedding Inspiration
The beauty of historic Charleston took center stage for this chic inspiration shoot designed by Candi Leonard Photography and Pretty Petals of Charleston and coordinated by The Petal Report. Spanish moss-infused florals and unique greenery backdrops echoed the natural beauty of the Gadsen House, where the courtyard gates were the setting for the ceremony setup, and the nearby tabletop featured a unique and whimsical cake by Sweet Rhi. A boxwood bar cart, vintage mint green Plymouth, and gorgeous stationery by Gracefully Made Art complete the scene. So many fun touches at every turn, and it’s all perfectly captured in these images from Candi Leonard Photography!
Classic Wedding at the Vinoy St Petersburg
Meghan says “I was never the girl that had dreams of my wedding and had everything planned out! But I did come to the realization, very quickly, that I wanted it to be simple, elegant and FULL of candlelight.” With this simple but classic ambiance in mind, Meghan and Josh enlisted NK Productions Wedding Planning to bring their vision to life. The couple fell in love with the ornate details of The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club. The resort reflects the grandeur of a golden age, and NK Productions and Victoria Blooms accentuated the venue’s charm with florals of ivory and white set in glittering gold vessels, loads of candlelight, and a spectacular ivy ceremony backdrop that was the perfect setting for the couple’s outdoor ceremony. Binaryflips Photography captured the simple, modern elegance to perfection and we know you’ll be as smitten as we are!