Julie and Will were married on a glorious summer day in Lake Forest, Illinois, but the radiant weather was no match for the couple themselves. Julie is a positively glowing bride, and Will’s groom style is on point with a classic tuxedo and suspenders. After their traditional Catholic ceremony, the couple traveled in spectacular fashion (oh, that white vintage Rolls Royce!) to Conway Farms Golf Club, where a gorgeous reception tent beautifully coordinated by Seamless Event awaited. Fleurs De Lisa created romantic arrangements of peonies, hydrangea, and stock in shades of ivory and blush that beautifully complemented the navy and gold table settings. We love every sweet detail captured on film by Kristin La Voie Photography!
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Colorful Boston Botanical Garden Wedding
Valerie and Ken’s Tower Hill Botanical Garden wedding was like walking into another time. Every corner was filled with gorgeous flowers and art, every detail simple in its elegance. The greenhouses and gardens at Tower Hill inspired the color and style for their wedding. Julie Lapham Designs created arrangements with succulents and airplants, roses, eucalyptus, and anemone, and many of the succulents are now growing in the couple’s home! Seeded paper escort cards doubled as favors, a Jenga game served as the guest book, and colorful tabletops graced the Orangerie. We’re simply in love with every moment captured by Arielle Doneson Photography!
Elegant Chicago Country Club Wedding
Lauren and Jack’s Westmoreland Country Club wedding is so beautiful, it’s like a dream! The club, with its immaculate landscaping and tent with twinkling lights was the perfect choice for the couple’s late summer event. Filled with the most beautiful blooms and greenery, the overall feel is romantic and sophisticated with just a touch of whimsy and the reception tent feels like a hidden secret garden! Lauren is a vision in a flowing Mikaella gown, beautifully accented with a colorful, lush bouquet designed by Four Finches. There’s not a single detail we aren’t completely smitten by, and it’s all captured beautifully by Bonphotage!
Chic + Neutral Florida Wedding
When a hurricane mucks up your wedding day plans, what is left to do but to mix it up and go on your honeymoon first! Two weeks after Mother Nature cancelled their ceremony, Mark and Morgan were married on a picture-perfect St. Augustine, Florida day! The Big Event had a huge task rescheduling a complete wedding, but it couldn’t have gone more smoothly, and Morgan says “It was the best day ever!” The couple selected the clean and simple The River House for their reception. Its unfussy atmosphere allowed the focus to be on the marriage and celebration! Aime Peterson Flowers & Event Design accented the ballroom with soft florals in white and cream and pretty gray linens for a pop of color. Mark and Morgan wanted their guests to eat, drink, dance, and have a great time, and we love the joyous atmosphere in the beautiful photos from PSJ Photography!
Classic Blush Country Club Wedding
We are completely smitten with the romantic and airy feel of Jae and Robert’s wedding at The Highlands Country Club in Garrison, NY. After a gorgeous ceremony under a to-die-for floral arch, Ivie Joy Floral Arts & Events brought the feeling of a garden indoors for the reception with natural and organic arrangements of anemones, ranunculus, garden rose, dahlia, and hydrangea, in beautiful blush and white tones. Along with white chiavari chairs, the light tones were a perfect match for sleek wooden tables in the gorgeous dining room of The Highlands. Sweet details such as doughnut cufflinks (both are dessert lovers!) and a custom gown from Mika Inatome made Jae and Robert’s wedding uniquely personal to them, and the entire day is beautifully captured by Brklyn View Photography!
Sophisticated New England Country Club Wedding
Rebecca and Cory were married on a spectacular August day at the Wentworth By The Sea Country Club in Rye, New Hampshire. The couple selected a pretty, neutral palette of cream, gold, and blush, and after a ceremony along the water, moved inside the nearby reception tent for an evening of celebration with their nearest and dearest. Inspired by the waterside setting, the couple incorporated subtle seaside details into their wedding, including adorable oyster shell place cards with calligraphy by Honey Honey Calligraphy. Flower Kiosk created a mix of garland and traditional centerpieces with soft hydrangea and roses, and our favorite detail may just be the romantic swaths of greenery on the bride and groom’s chairs! The I Do Scene made sure that the day was more perfect than Rebecca and Cory could ever hope for, and every detail came together to create a day they will never forget. Enjoy each beautiful image from Rachel Red Photography!
Classic + Colorful Golf Club Wedding
Laura and James were married on a lovely summer day at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, New Jersey. Rolling hills and trees were the perfect backdrop for the ceremony, held alongside the mansion overlooking the golf course, and the natural beauty of the upper lawn set the stage for the cocktail hour. The reception tent featured punchy florals from Jardiniere and cheerful details like the coasters from For Your Party and balloon guest book by Suzy Shoppe. Peach Donna Morgan bridesmaids dresses were the perfect complement to Laura’s gorgeous and airy Jim Hjelm gown. Peony Events made sure the day went off without a hitch, and guests partied throughout the evening to the sounds of Phase One. We are head over heels for these classic images from Charlie Juliet Photography!
Classic Nautical-Inspired Wedding
Meagan and Adam’s Missouri soiree is the perfect summer affair. Held at the lakeside venue of Integrity Hills, the couple worked with Abby Mitchell Events to bring their nautical theme to life. Flowers were an important part of the day, and Artistry in Bloom matched the beauty of the surroundings with lovely and interesting arrangements of kale, hydrangea, coffee berries, garden roses, and protea. Meagan traveled to South Africa during her veterinary training and became enchanted by protea, so incorporating the exotic bloom was close to her heart. Maritime accents such as rope and knots decorated the tables, which were set with navy linens and striped silver napkins echoing the bridesmaids’ pretty J.Crew frocks. Meagan is a vision in a vintage Priscilla of Boston gown from Marry Go Round and veil handmade by her aunt. We love the perfect pop of pink lipstick in her flawless makeup by Makeup by Melissa Britt. Each image from Christine Bonnivier Photography is perfection, right down to the sparkler exit!
Sweet + Romantic Southern Wedding
We are suckers for a sweet Southern wedding, and Salem and Clay’s North Carolina nuptials had us at hello! Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the genteel Roaring Gap Club is a spectacular setting, and the couple worked with Rebecca Rose Events to make full use of it, from their ceremony under the trees (with a kneeling bench that has been in Salem’s family for generations) to their romantic reception in the ballroom. Delicate blooms from Amy Lynne Originals in dainty depression glass vessels graced the tables, and we adore the gorgeous cake from Ketchie Creek Bakery. Salem’s bridesmaids were pretty as a peach in Donna Morgan frocks, and we love the sweet simplicity of her White by Vera Wang gown. The images from Ashley Caroline truly are a breath of fresh mountain air!
Romantic Mountain Wedding
Braden and Adam describe their wedding as “elegant, classic, and fun” and we totally agree! After a week of non-stop rain, the clouds parted, the sun came out, and the weather was perfect for their big day at Basalt’s Roaring Fork Club. The mountainside ceremony setting is simply stunning, and a beautiful arbor accented with greenery by Carolyn’s Flowers was the only adornment needed. Virginia from Bluebird Productions made sure that the day went off without a hitch, and worked with Carolyn’s Flowers and Pink Monkey to pull together the gorgeous reception tent, with an elegant floral chandelier and drool-worthy centerpieces of lisianthus, garden roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, and orchids. We’re completely head over heels for these images from Kate Holstein!
Romantic Spring Wedding in Aspen
We have the most lovely and whimsical spring wedding today, that of Susan and David, two self-professed “hopeless romantics”! After discussing an elopement somewhere exotic, such as an African safari or scuba diving with turtles, they instead realized that they couldn’t imagine celebrating without their family and friends, and settled on one of their favorite vacation destinations, Aspen, Colorado. Aspen’s intimate, small-town feel was the perfect setting for their nuptials. Susan and David worked with Virginia and Kate of Bluebird Productions to bring their vision to life. A few non-negotiable elements—the color yellow, lily of the valley, and animals (don’t you just adore all of the gold animal figurines?)—came together with gorgeous spring flowers by Carolyn’s Flowers, the most beautiful seafoam green bridesmaids dresses from Shoshanna, and the gorgeous, natural setting of the Roaring Fork Club to create one of our favorite weddings! We love all of the unique and personal details and, of course, all of the beautiful images from Kate Holstein!
Pretty Peach + Navy Wedding
I was smitten from the moment I laid eyes upon Ashley and Taylor’s wedding! Every little nuance is perfection—from Ashley’s chic sideswept braid and floral crown to the mismatched peach and cream Tommy Hilfiger bridesmaids dresses and Taylor’s navy Express suit—and the navy, peach, and cream palette is lovely! Blossom Sweet created lush bouquets and centerpieces of roses, sweet pea, berries, and hydrangea, and not one but two gorgeous bridal crowns: a ceremony wreath of baby’s breath and reception crown to match the florals. Sleepy Ridge Golf Course was the beautiful reception setting, which was anchored by sweeping tulle garlands adorning the ceiling and floods of natural light. Ashley would love to to re-live her wedding daily, and we can certainly see why. We just adore all of the lovely images from Rebekah Westover Photography!
Elegant + Modern City Wedding
From the ceremony at Sts. Volodymyr and Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church to the reception at The Drake in Chicago, Stefanie and Matt’s weekend was filled with family, love, and lots of tradition the bride holds dear. “One of the many things that I love about Matt is that he has always embraced my Ukrainian heritage, which is a really significant part of my identity,” says Stefanie. The elaborate church ceremony included lush florals by Stems, with pale, mostly white bouquets that popped against taupe and black bridesmaids dresses from the Jenny Yoo Collection. Stefanie dazzled in an Oscar de la Renta gown that was topped off by a big, modern bow on the shoulder. Ukrainian custom called for an overflowing sweets table with desserts from family friends and Shokolad Pastry & Cafe, but the couple still offered a traditional tri-flavored cake made by Sarah’s Pastries & Candies. The lively end of the night included special dancing—the kolomeyka—by Stefanie’s family. We’re swept off our feet by this fun wedding documented to perfection by Melissa Hayes Photography!
Classic White and Green Destination Wedding for Denver Couple
When you fall in love with your wedding venue, you just know, no matter what your plans originally were. Amanda and Vlad planned for a Colorado wedding, but they never knew what hit them as they stepped foot onto Bella Collina’s stunning grounds in Florida. Reminiscent of the Tuscan countryside, it was love at first sight for the duo and it just jived so well with their romantic wedding vision that we get to fawn over thanks to Kristen Weaver Photography‘s epic photos. The white florals and greenery by Lee James Floral looked resplendent against the venue’s landscape, but no matter how glorious the blooms looked, it just couldn’t compare to Amanda and Vlad looking like a million bucks. They stole the show, for sure!
Sophisticated Winter Wedding
Kathleen and Joey’s grandparents grew up across the street from each other, so it was perhaps destiny that these two were meant to be together! They both come from large, Irish Catholic families, and knew they wanted to keep their wedding close to home. Their traditional Catholic ceremony was held at the church were Kathleen attended grade school, and their reception was at the North Shore Country Club where both of their families belong. The November nuptials gave a nod to beautiful fall tones and greenery, while also keeping things classic and elegant. Kathleen donned an elegant Carolina Herrera gown, with the same diamond barrette worn by each of her sisters on their wedding days – a gift from their grandmother. We adore this timeless day and know you’ll fall in love with the images from Julia Franzosa Photography!
Colorful + Elegant Sarasota Wedding
Elegant, romantic, and colorful perfectly describes Tara and Georg’s wedding at Sarasota’s sophisticated Field Club. The couple lived in Italy for a time, and added some subtle Tuscan vibes to their Florida soiree. Working with Nicole of NK Productions (which Tara describes as “the best decision we ever made”), Tara and Georg created a romantic setting with stunning florals by Victoria Blooms that featured large coral peonies, olive leaf, and blush garden roses. Our favorite detail? The entrance fountain overflowing with lush florals! Petite bottles of olive oil served as place cards and favors, atop french blue linens and set next to table numbers hand-drawn by Tara’s maid of honor, labeled as their favorite Italian cities. Every small detail is flawless and beautifully captured by Tiffani Jones!
Romantic Spring Texas Wedding
Debbie and Johnny may have started their relationship on different continents, but that was no match for this couple as they have trotted across the globe together! They ultimately settled in Texas alongside both of their families, and chose to hold an intimate wedding in Grapevine’s The Laurel. Sarah of Keestone Events crafted a romantic and classic wedding with a modern twist. Debbie loves neutral feminine colors and selected a peach and blush palette with pops of gold and sage, and Petals Couture created lovely garden-style arrangements to accentuate the dramatic ballroom. Debbie’s Justin Alexander gown is positively stunning, and her maids selected pink frocks from Azazie. Photography was incredibly important to the couple, and the fine art style of Allen Tsai was a perfect match – we are smitten!
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!
Classic Elegance at a California Villa
Elena and Geoff chose a truly stunning location for their California spring wedding: Hummingbird Nest Ranch. The beautiful Spanish villa is nestled in the rolling hills outside Los Angeles, and the stately home set the tone for the day. The couple chose classic details to enhance the location’s beauty. A palette of burgundy and blush, sophisticated attire, and that gorgeous California sunset came together to create the most lovely day! Chabeli of P.S. & Associates Event Planning made sure the day went off without a hitch, from the first moments getting ready at the villa to the cutting of the cake with Elena’s grandfather’s Naval sword, a family tradition carried on at Elena and Geoff’s wedding. We love all of the beautiful images captured by Katie Beverly!
Classic Country Club Wedding in Minnesota
KJ and Kenny are two Midwesterners currently living in California, and when they became engaged, they knew that they wanted to marry in the groom’s hometown of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. The classic Detroit Lakes Country Club was the perfect (albeit only!) choice for their outdoor ceremony and tented reception, which fused their North Dakota and Minnesota roots with elegant details, such as a fabulous floral arch by Natalie of Native Poppy that served as the backdrop for their vows. Using local greenery foraged from the Detroit Lakes area and over 2,500 blooms, Natalie created gorgeous arrangements and a cascading bridal bouquet that is simply heavenly! Fun details honoring their home states, such as die-cut state invitations and escort cards and a Fargo-friendly hashtag—#youBlattcha (youbetcha, get it?)—make this Midwest destination wedding a favorite! We are head over heels for the beautiful images from Abby Anderson!
Charleston Loft Wedding
Located in Charleston’s Cigar Factory, The Cedar Room is an open, airy space with rustic brick and floor to ceiling windows, and its open canvas created a stunning backdrop for Melissa and Ian’s reception! The couple worked with Pure Luxe Bride to design a romantic soiree with glimmering metallic touches and pastel garden-style centerpieces created by Branch Design Studio. Ian proposed to Melissa at Disney World, so subtle Disney elements, such as the castle on their table numbers, were sprinkled throughout. The overall effect is magical and we’re head over heels for the images by Catherine Ann Photography!
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More Wedding Inspiration from Lake Forest
Elegant Dusty Pink Mansion Wedding Inspiration
The gorgeous Armour House mansion, set just outside of Chicago, inspired this elegant and romantic inspiration shoot conceptualized and photographed by Alexandra Lee Photography and planned by Jordan of Events by JVB. Loose, organic florals by Fleur Couture accentuated the blush, mauve, and greenery color palette, and a showstopping hand-painted cake from The Quintessential Cake and Paper Love Club completed the scene. The result: spectacular!
Classic + Sophisticated Chicago Wedding
Emily and Kraig were married in Emily’s hometown of Lake Forest, Illinois on a gorgeous September day at the elegant Armour House. Their sophisticated soiree celebrated not only their enduring love, but also their families. During the ceremony on the lawn, the couple’s siblings shared words from their parents about marriage as the readings, and both the bride’s and groom’s grandmothers were able to share in the festivities, including a 5-generation photo with Kraig’s family. The theme of the day was “elegant, classic, soft, simple, and beautiful”, and Artquest certainly delivered, with sophisticated arrangements in shades of purple and ivory. We adore the cutout back of Emily’s Pronovias gown, which along with her Kate Spade Charm heels, added a dash of modernity to their timeless day. Each image from Annie Parish Photography is perfection!
Elegant Masquerade Wedding Inspiration
This glamorous shoot, designed by Vision of Elegance Events, was inspired by the masquerade balls of 15th-century Venice. Lake Forest Illinois’ The Armour House, an Italian mansion with a grand staircase, light-filled paneled ballrooms, and expansive lawn, provided the perfect setting. This modern twist on a masquerade features a glamorous tabletop in shades of rose gold, blush, and gold with florals created by Vision of Elegance Events. Luxurious details such as a Swarovski crystal mask from Rodwall Couture, textured linens from Nuage Designs, 3-tier champagne tower, and tableware from The Festive Frog added to this elegant affair. We love the on-point stationery designed by Pink Elephant Events, including a unique scroll menu, and an ornate stenciled cake from Elysia Root Cakes is the perfect finishing touch. Every image is beautifully captured by Elizabeth Nord Photography!