Red and Ivory Vintage Wedding Style

It’s another gorgeous week of wedding inspiration here at Love Wed Bliss with this elegant red and ivory vintage wedding style shoot by Jim Vetter Photography. It seems you can’t go wrong when you combine classic Audrey Hepburn style with vintage accessories and sophisticated tableware. Infuse a pop of red with a beautiful rose bouquet and you’ve got yourself one stunning vintage look.

Red and Ivory Vintage Wedding Style

Photographer Jim shares the inspiration: I love Amy-Jo Tatum’s classic designs which harken back to Audrey Hepburn days. These styles just seems so well suited to the deco feel of the Hotel Shattuck Plaza in Berkeley, California and it really turned out well with a great team of vendors. The ballroom set features the designs of Tamiko Garner of All Thing Simple and the lighting designs of DJ Jason Mitchell. They layered a contemporary finish onto the classic lines of the gorgeous Shattuck Ballroom. Laura Urbina and the rest of the Shattuck staff were a great pleasure to work with. The Bridal Suite settings were really driven by the beautiful interior designs of the suite provided by the Shattuck. If only every wedding day began in such a suite! The bedroom provided large windows and French doors by which to light our stunning bride. And of course the lavish king bed gave us the perfect way to complete the shoot.

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Photography: Jim Vetter Photography/Hair Stylist: Style by Lana /Event Planner:  All Things Simple /Floral Designer:  Grand Flowers / Reception Venue:  Hotel Shattuck Plaza / Dress Designer:  Amy-Jo Tatum Bridal Couture / Equipment Rentals: Hartmann Studios Rentals / Makeup Artist: Tracy Shelor- Makeup, Skin and Airbrush Artist / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Half Moon Bay Golf Links Wedding from Portrait Design by Shanti

This Half Moon Bay affair is all kinds of wonderful and I am seriously taken back at how absolutely elegant every single element is. Held at the Half Moon Bay Golf Course –  a beautiful golf course perched on the bluff side of the Pacific Ocean – it’s a wedding that is all class with personalized touches, breathtaking images from Portrait Design by Shanti and one ah-mazing wedding gown!  

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Photography: Portrait Design by Shanti / Venue: Half Moon Bay Golf Links / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Evening Candlelight Wedding by Kimberly Photography LLC

Everything about this wedding is perfect. The romantic evening ceremony illuminated by candlelight, the elegant reception with decadent purple floral arrangements, and the stunning bride in her gorgeous backless gown – all sheer perfection. But if all that wasn’t fabulous enough, the whole glamorous evening captured by Kimberly Photography built to a crescendo with a ‘Happy New Year!’ on new years eve. 

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From the photographers: This wedding was one of the best weddings I’ve been to in my 10 year career. It was beautiful. The ceremony had candles everywhere, including in the guests hands. Since the ceremony was at night, Megan and Eric opted for a First Look experience and we completed all the formals before the ceremony. Timing was great and everything was kept in order thanks to the brilliant master-mind, Barb with Artistry Design Group. At midnight, Megan and Eric welcomed the New Year with their closest friends and family AND a balloon drop. It was picture perfect. Everyone danced the night away and had an amazing time.


Photographer: Kimberly Photography Llc / Venue: The Vinoy Hotel / Event Planner &  Floral Designer: Artistry Designs Group / Musicians:  Gig Masters / Reception Venue: Rennaissance Vinoy / Cinema and Video: Hearts Video / DJ: JAM Entertainment / Photo Booth Equipment: Foto Box / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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LWB Welcomes Sweetest Celebrations {& Parisian Chic Inspiration}!

Hi lovelies! It’s a wonderful Thursday morning and I’m excited to announce our brand new guest blogger to join the LWB family –  lovely Haydee from Sweetest Celebrations. You’ll be pleased to note Haydee is not only obsessed with all things weddings, but she also just happens to be a wedding co-ordinator (handy girl to have around I say!)  Just like us, there’s nothing she loves more than immersing herself in some serious pretty – and lucky for us she will be sharing plenty of pretty inspiration on LWB every month. So, give a warm welcome to Haydee,  and enjoy her first gorgeous feature, then be sure to pop over to her pretty website to see how she can make your special day come to life!

Lately, I’ve been inspired by Paris – the city of romance, soft ruffles and glamorous chandeliers. I picture a wedding adorned with sweet details in shades of ivory and pink, accented with touches of black here and there. This inspiration board features a Parisian Chic wedding theme, with traditional items such as vintage teacups and upholstered wing back chairs balanced with modern touches like black crystal accents and pink ruffles. A nice finishing touch would be to have chandeliers everywhere – to cast a soft mood for the ceremony and then to also liven up the table decor on a smaller scale. French macaroons create the perfect finale adding another element of French elegance to your wedding theme.  I think this style of inspiration would add a touch of romance and glamour to any wedding.

Parisian Chic Inspiration Board

Haydee Duarte is the owner of Sweetest Celebrations, a boutique event styling and coordination business in South Florida. Sweetest Celebrations styles your entire wedding experience – everything from the engagement session right through to wedding decor – and is passionate about infusing soft and romantic details into a couple’s special day, with a touch of modern glamour.  For more information about Haydee and her services take a peak at the Sweetest Celebrations portfolio


Image credits: Feathers via Smitten  / Paper Chandelier via Snippet & Ink  / Crystal Chandelier via Grey Likes Weddings / French Macaroons via Bridal Guide / Pink Ruffled Cake – Pastrychik / Bride and Groom via Intimate Weddings / Vintage Teacups via My Luscious Life  / Madame & Monsieur signs via My Primitive Boutique / Seating Area via The Whitelaw Hotel, Miami  / Pink Ruffled Clutch – Brides of North Texas

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Sophisticated Plum Wedding by Kamila Harris Photography

Florentine Gardens Wedding

There is something so romantic about today’s wedding by Kamila Harris Photography. The pretty plum and pink infused hues, the grand ballroom reception, the pretty gold and silver details. It all comes together in a way that is very sophisticated without being pretentious, ever-so-chic without being overdone. But more than anything, it’s the insanely beautiful bride and her head-over-heels adoring beau that really makes our hearts sing.

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From the photographer: Jenn and Andy first contacted me in early 2012, as they started planning their New Jersey wedding from their home in the UK. I had my first Skype client meeting with them, which was pretty funny since I am ridiculously awkward on camera – but it was very cool being able to speak to them, face to face, across the world! We met in person when they were here in New York a few months later finalizing some of their wedding plans. I was so excited about their wedding right from the start. I already loved The Estate at Florentine Gardens (especially in the fall), and I just couldn’t wait to see how this super cute couple’s day would turn out. And it turned out so awesome! Jenn was such a beautiful bride, Andy was a very handsome groom, and the whole wedding party was so much fun. I hope you enjoyed some of my favorite photos from their beautiful day!


Photographer: Kamila Harris Photography / Venue: The Estate at Florentine Gardens / Florist: Peonia / Hair & Makeup: Hairspray / DJ: DJ NME from Scratch / Videographer: Diana Diroy / Submitted via Two Bright Lights


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Elegant Silver and Pink Wedding at Villa Parker

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Today’s wedding embraces all the elegance an elegant affair should bestow … the vows, the dress, the bridesmaids, the accessories … and the decor … in fact, everything! With a sophisticated palette of silver and pink, this gorgeous event held at The Villa Parker Event Center in Colorado is text book loveliness at it’s best! Thanks to Gray Photography by Jeff and Jewels we have an album of pretty pictures to transport us there! 

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From the bride Shauna: Jeff and Jewels were great to work with. They made my husband and I feel so special prior to and during our wedding. Every bride wants to feel like a princess on her wedding day, and they definitely made me feel like one. I love my photos and will cherish them forever. They did a great job telling the story of our wedding by capturing all the little details.

From the photographer: Like many of our clients, Shauna and Ben were one of those couples that we just clicked with right away. The more and more we got talking, the more we couldn’t wait until their wedding day! The Villa Parker is such a beautiful place to have your wedding – from a photographers stand point, it’s gorgeous. Lots of great places to take photos, and the lighting was impeccable. A June wedding at the Villa Parker on the most perfect of evenings…we hope you love these photos as much as we do! 


Photography: Gray Photography by Jeff and Jewels / Caterer: A Spice of Life / Floral Designer: Mel’s Flowers Reception / Venue: The Villa Parker Event Center / Dress Store: Priscilla of Boston – Denver / DJ: A Music Plus Entertainment / Grooms Attire: Men’s Wearhouse / Bakery: Azucar Bakery / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Your Favorite Weddings of 2012

What an awesome 2012 we have had! I want to thank all the lovely Love Wed Bliss readers who supported us this year and made our little blog all the more worthwhile! We HEART you to bits!! And now for our last feature post for 2012..

Let me start by saying that one of the best things about my job at Love Wed Bliss is browsing through the amazing line up of real weddings submitted to us every week. Whilst each and every wedding is special in it’s own right, every so often we receive one that really captures our hearts – either for it’s unique style or breathtaking loveliness – and it’s these darling affairs, we especially love to showcase on LWB. So, in tribute to our wonderful LWB readers, we decided to showcase of YOUR Favorite Weddings for 2012!  This is a round up of all the pretty posts which inspired your comments and prompted you to share, like and tweet about their loveliness to all your friends. 

But before we say goodbye to 2012, we can’t go without recognizing the fabulous talents of the wedding photographers from around the world who feature their amazing work here on LWB. A HUGE thank you to these incredible artists and the beautiful couples who shared their special memories with us – we are so very honored!  

Lastly, if you would like to see your wedding showcased on Love Wed Bliss next year – we are always on the lookout for stylish and unique affairs –  just send us an email at submit{at}lovewedbliss{dot}com, we would love to hear from you!

Kym x 

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Traditional Oklahoma Outdoor Wedding

Outdoor Oklahoma WeddingHappy Wednesday everyone! Today we’ve got a gorgeous Oklahoma outdoor wedding for you all – and let me just say – it’s all about orchids!. Big, beautiful purple orchids! From the amazing ceremony floral arrangements to the boy’s boutonnieres, the towering table centerpieces to the brides breathtaking bouquets, it’s an orchid lover’s paradise! This traditional affair with it’s classic elegance and picturesque country club setting is as lovely as they come. And with HolliB Photography behind the lens, we feel like we’re right there on the guest list!

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Cody and I met at the University of Oklahoma during Christmas Break in 2006. We dated for 4 years when Cody popped the question while we were on vacation in Galveston, TX.

Wedding Gown

I found the perfect wedding gown- in ivory, a Torina taffeta dress with a fit-n-flare silhouette designed by Pronovias. I fell in love with the pick-ups on the skirt and the asymmetrical ruching on the dress.


I chose cherry-colored strapless Jim Hjelm bridesmaid dresses made of taffeta, which perfectly complemented my gown. In order to compliment the bridesmaids’ dresses, I chose purple as one of the wedding colors.

Bridal Bouquet

My bouquet was filled with a variety of purple flowers such as Hawaiian dendrobium orchids, hydrangeas, sweet peas and mokara orchids. My bridesmaids carried bouquets of roses with orchids.

Ceremony & Reception

The outdoor ceremony at Gaillardia Country Club was held during of the hottest summers ever recorded in the state, but had no affect on our picture perfect day. After the ceremony, the couple and their guests escaped the heat and moved to the indoor reception. We enjoyed a magical evening with our family and friends, relishing the feeling of finally being husband and wife.

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Photography: Holli B. Photography / Bridesmaid Dresses: BeLoved Bridal, Norman, OK  / Cake: Amy Cakes / Venue & Catering: Gallardia Country Club / Florist: Poppy Lane Designs /Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Midtown Loft and Terrace New York Wedding by Off BEET Productions

We’re kicking off another terrific Tuesday here at LWB with this elegant New York Wedding at Midtown Loft and Terrace. Captured beautifully by Off BEET Productions, this modern wedding celebrates a love of the ‘Big Apple’ with it’s cool city pics, pretty peacock feathers, candy apple favors, and some to-die-for vintage signs. They even had their own ‘Big Apple Martini’ signature drinks! …. Now that’s a guest list I’d be happy to be on!

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Photography: Off BEET Productions / Ceremony & Reception: Midtown Loft & Terrace NYC / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Elegant Horse Wedding Theme

Dreaming of white horses, glamorous rustic ranches and country dining under the stars? Then an elegant horse theme for your wedding may be just the thing to satisify your cowgirl fantasy. This glamorous equestrian wedding board has plenty of gorgeous ideas to inspire. Plus it shows you many ways you can incorporate your love of horses into your big day in a stylish and elegant fashion! Let us know what you think.

Horse Wedding Theme



Credits: Girl with white horse via Polka Dot Bride  / Groom with bouquet via Style Me Pretty /Bride & Groom horseshoe signs via Wedding Chicks / Hay bales via SMP/ Bride & groom with horse by Jose Villa / Couple sitting in stables via Inspired By This/ Lucky Horseshoe Wedding Invitations /Elegant place setting via Utterly Engaged