Jamie & Justin
Dove Canyon, California
From the Photographer: “Jamie and Justin wed at the very-private Dove Canyon Country Club, nestled in the hills near Orange County’s Santa Ana Mountains—and one thing is certain about this couple’s future: Their children will have gorgeous eyes. And possibly an affinity for the Anaheim Ducks, as well as hard-core partying, because before their grand exit under a shower of sparklers waved by guests, this wedding brought the house down on the dance floor! Dissatisfied with traditional bridesmaid dresses, Jamie opted to dress her bridesmaids in silver sequins and soft pink folds, and tied in the rest of the wedding design using similar hints of pink in places such as cake embellishments, sparkly lettering on the soles of her shoes, and the ceremony seating sign. Justin put his own touch on the affair, as well: he is a photographer, and set up an open-air photobooth capture some of the revelry as the night wore on.” – Luminaire Images
Lindsey & Matthew
Newport Beach, California
From the photographer:
“Matt and Lindsey’s summer Newport Beach wedding was one I had been looking forward to all year. They held their wedding at one of my favorite venues, the Newport Beach Marriott and enlisted some of my favorite vendors. LVL Events really tied their day together, leaving not one detail to chance. Matt and Lindsey tied the knot under the gorgeous outdoor gazebo on the Marriott lawn and their ceremony could not have been more perfect. Their reception followed in one of the hotel’s grand ballrooms, adorned in pink floral arrangements, by Bloom Box, that were simply breathtaking. Matt and Lindsey were given a first look of their reception site before their guests so that they could take it all in and were they surprised. I would have to say their favorite detail of their room was their sweetheart table, which was not covered in your standard linens but instead a blanket of fresh pink roses. . . absolutely stunning! The remainder of their day included a dress change by Lindsey, out of her stunning fairytale gown into a shorter version of the same gown, so chic! And of course a fun photo booth, caricature artist and a classic ice cream station to put the perfect ending touch on a perfect wedding day. ” – Lily Stein Photography
This year, we published over 200 real weddings on this blog – from glamorous affairs to laid-back celebrations, we’ve truly seen it all. But some weddings and details really stood out, and we wanted to share them with you.
Modern and Cheeky Wedding Stationery
The wedding of two graphic designers in Palm Springs, California featured some of the coolest details we’ve ever seen. In particular, we loved the paper goods – from the aisle markers to the menus, the contemporary design and informal language really sets the tone for a totally relaxed affair and showcases the couple’s sense of humor. See more of Tiffany and Mark’s completely creative wedding here.
Photo: Mike Arick Photography
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Real Weddings
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Inspiration for your wedding decor can come from anywhere – and a favorite movie, especially a classic film like the1952 Gene Kelly/Debbie Reynolds favorite Singin’ in the Rain, is a great place to start. We love how the creative Savannah-based vendor team, lead by Morgan Gallo Events and Azelle Photography, took this idea to heart by creating a style shoot full of Old Hollywood glamour and a touch of whimsy. Of particular note are the bright color palette, old school-meets-modern lounge area, raindrop-inspired details at every turn (love that cake!), and the vintage umbrellas hanging above the dance floor. Who said that rain on your wedding day is a bad thing? Check out the stunning, inspiring photos below – plus a bonus video from this gorgeous shoot.
Carla & Aaron
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Q&A with the Bride:
What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
Our venue is beautiful from the second you pulled onto the grounds. Their landscaping was perfect and the club house was gorgeous. We wanted a destination wedding and our venue made you feel like you were at a resort.
Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
- Having all-white decor made everything very elegant
- I loved the overload of candles -so romantic.
- No cake! I had an ice cream machine and dessert bar instead.
If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?
Be different! I stayed away from a traditional wedding and made it my own. You can keep some traditions that are important to you, but add something different that your guest will always remember.
Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
The dancing! From our first dance to shaking it all night.