Traditional Wedding Ceremony at TPC Sawgrass North Florida

Feast your eyes on this beautifully elegant wedding held at the prestigious TPC Sawgrass in North Florida.  Full of classic details and pretty colour palette of silver and pink it was full of lovely traditional style plus a good dash of glitz and glamor with the bride donning a beautiful Jim Hjelm Couture gown. With loads of pink peonies and roses, candles and mirrors the reception glittered with the perfect blend of Southern and Elegant and finished with TPC’s famous Cookie skillets, the best part of any meal!

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Photographer: Pure Sugar Studios // Event Designer: Glenn Certain Studios // DJ:Zholer-Sobel Entertainment // Invitation Designer:Bella Figura //Dress Designer: Jim Hjelm Couture // Cake Designer:Classic Cakes // Ceremony Location: Immaculate Conception //Makeup Artist: Makeup by Paulina Perez // Reception Venue: TPC Sawgrass // Caterer: TPC Sawgrass // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Victoria’s Secret Style Boudoir Shoot

We’re heating things up a bit this evening on LWB by featuring this sexy little boudoir shoot from Le Boudoir Studio. Gorgeous Amanda was inspired to create this stunning boudoir photo session for her hubby-to-be when she spotted a Victoria’s Secret bridal magazine spread. Not only is the shoot amazing, but Amanda was also able to transform herself into the Victoria’s Secret model she (and many woman) dream to be!  We believe that every woman indulge in a stunning shoot like this, once in her lifetime – so why not just before one of the biggest celebrations of your life? Just imagine the expression on your fiance’s face when he opens this gift the night before your wedding!

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Photography: Le Boudoir Studio / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Small & Intimate Wedding in New York City

Everything about this New York city wedding is so incredibly romantic. The small and intimate wedding ceremony in the couple’s native Norwegian, their romantic stroll along East River with incredible views of the Brooklyn Bridge, and the handsome couple’s glamorous yet sophisticated style. It’s perfect proof a small wedding is just as romantic (if not more) as a gala affair. The talented Samantha Lauren was close at hand to perfectly capture their most intimate and beautiful moments, and I have to tell you, we’re over the moon she did. 

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Photographer Samantha shares: Liv and Magnus are from Norway and found me through Flickr, incidentally, and booked me to shoot their intimate Norwegian ceremony in Manhattan. They told me that they had been together for 12 years and both had just graduated from Medical school. Their trip to New York City was due for marriage, romance, and celebration. I love small intimate confessions of love such as this one! The short ceremony was entirely in Norwegian. Afterwards we were driven by Zak Limo to Pebble Beach underneath the Brooklyn Bridge to take some photos and then to Lincoln Center for a few closing shots. The weather was beautiful and we were given wonderful light under the bridge!

Photography: Samantha Lauren Photographie / Location:  Brooklyn Bridge Park / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Glamorous Nashville Wedding by Matt Andrews Photography

There are so many glamorous details in this Nashville wedding that instantly captured our attention. Just feast your eyes on the incredible decor! Wow! The golden reception tables with overhead manzanita branches, a cake setting fit for a princess, twinkling chandeliers everywhere you turn, and the couple’s intimate table for two with elaborate dining chairs…we are falling for it all. And it married so perfectly with the warehouse style venue which hosted this chic city affair. Matt Andrews Photography snapped all the glamorous details as well as some super fun pics against the modern city backdrop. This is definitely a glamorous modern wedding if we ever saw one. 

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Photographer Matt shares: The weather was gorgeous on Kyle and Sara’s wedding day and they wanted to take advantage with lots of romantic and fun photos so we took the pre-ceremony portraits on the road. A tour bus picked up the entire wedding party to stop by several outdoor locations including the downtown pedestrian bridge and Shelby Bottoms Park. The reception was amazing and just the look on the bride and groom’s face when they first saw it was a great photo opportunity in itself. The reception was kicked off with a flash-mob and once the party got started it never slowed down until everyone was ushered outside for the big send-off with a fireworks show.

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Photography: Matt Andrews Photography /Caterer: Chef’s Market /Event Planner: Elegant Weddings by Angela / Floral Designer: A Village of FlowersBellesFleurs /Reception Venue: Events Nashville, LLC / Dress Store: The Bride Room / Cake Designer: Dessert Designs /Lighting:  Nashville Event Lighting /Linens and Coverings: Connie Duglin Linens,Visual Elements /Equipment Rentals: Music City Tents and Events /Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Love a touch of glam? Then you’ll want to browse these:

{Cake Inspiration} Pretty Croquembouche with Spun Sugar

The historical French croquembouche with it’s majestic design and historical origins, will always come in and out of vogue for weddings. We’re seeing a bit of a comeback of late – just like this gorgeous creation from an equally stunning handmade Sydney wedding. I love how the over-the-top design is toned down by displaying it on a rustic-style timber log. And the use of spun sugar and teeny-tiny white flowers give it a magical and whimsical look – a lovely mix of organic, glam and pretty. I expect we will see more croquembouche’s inspired by this year’s glamorous wedding trend making an appearance.

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Cake Designer: Gumnut Patisserie / Photography: TeaLily Photography

New Orleans Mardi Gras Wedding Theme Inspiration

New Orleans Mardi Gras StyleFancy a Mardi Gras theme for your wedding or next big event? Then we have just the inspiration for you in this beautiful styled shoot from Carrie Wildes Photography. Featuring chic Venetian masks, black ostrich feathers and strands of sparkling beads all shimmering against the historic background of the New Orleans French Quarter, it is a glimpse into a fantasy style wedding shoot as glamorous as they come.

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The Inspiration: {Photographer Carries shares}: I lived in New Orleans for a little while but didn’t get to experience Mardi Gras so I’m always wishing I’m there on Fat Tuesday:-) Part of what I love about my profession is coming up with creative ideas to continue improving and making them happen! So this was a little bit of inspiration that turned into a really cool shoot and it will even be featured soon in Tampa Bay Wedding Styles online magazine which is also pretty exciting. We actually did the session on fat Tuesday and Ybor is as close as I could get to the French Quarter feel. Feathers, bead covered florals and mask, beautiful wedding gown and fabulous models, Bobby and Cienne at the Roosevelt set the scene. I just wanted a simple, rough background and an alleyway I could light purple so we used a video light and off camera flash to create a dramatic effect. Here’s a little behind the scenes and also some of my favs.

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Photography: Carrie Wildes / Hair Stylist:  Collective Creations / Floral Designer:  Events in Bloom /Cinema and Video:  In Motion Video Productions / Dress Designer:  Anglo couture /Shoot Location The Roosevelt

Champagne, Chocolates & Chandeliers Wedding Theme

I thought I’d share with you today, a wedding inspiration board I created sometime ago but never got around to posting – Champagne, Chocolates and Chandeliers.’ This style of luxurious theme for a wedding is very much the trend for this year. It’s all about romance, luxury and old world elegance, but instead of the traditional ballroom venue of days gone by we’ve taken the theme outdoors for a woodsy, garden party feel. I love the idea of a relaxed and organic outdoor setting combined with the glamour of twinkling chandeliers and shimmering fabrics. Surrounded by luxury linens, sparking crystal and vintage tableware whilst sipping on french champagne and indulging in the richness of gourmet chocolates. Tell me . . . do you love decadent elements in a wedding or do you prefer simpler details?

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Image credits: gold chandelier / chocolate & gold invitation / slice of cake / vintage bride / bride in tulle gown / chalkboard menu / champagne bucket