Vintage Travel Themed Wedding by Studio Laguna Photography

Katie and Nick live in San Diego, but came back home to Minnesota for their wedding. They chose a vintage travel theme and paired it with a contemporary gray, navy and yellow color palette. All of the design elements were soft with a touch of glam. From the vintage trolley from Renee’s Royal Valet, to the reception in a St Paul train depot, the couple was on theme the entire time… so it only made sense that Studio Laguna Photography took them to a vintage train museum for portraits!

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Photographer:  Studio Laguna Photography / Floral Designer: Colleens Flower Cellar / DJ: Instant Request / Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier / Invitation Designer: Tate Stationery / Bridesmaid Dresses: The Wedding Shoppe  / Reception Venue: Union Depot / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

 

Hawks Cay Resort Wedding by Kimberly Photography

Lauren and her family have been visiting the Hawks Cay Resort in Florida every year since Lauren was little. She always said she wanted to be married here… and her dream came true. With close family and friends, Lauren married her sweetheart Peter of 10 years in a beautiful outdoor ceremony and poolside reception. With a stunning lace gown, soft grey shades and your token splash of bling, it’s as lovely as they come. There’s not much more I can say people, these gorgeous images by Kimberly Photography say it all!

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Photography: Kimberly Photography llc / Floral Designer: Marathon Florist / Musicians: RythmTrail Steel Drum Band / Cake Designer: Publix Bakery /Makeup Artist: Calm Waters Spa / Event Venue: Hawks Cay Resort & Marina / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Michigan DIY Wedding by Emilia Jane

There’s really no better way to kick off a Monday than with a pretty soiree  – and this stylish Michigan DIY wedding captured by Emilia Jane is just the thing! Boasting one sweet DIY detail after another, a perfect Spring palette of yellow, grey and white, and a pretty ribbon theme throughout, it’s pretty meets whimsy at its finest.  And when you catch a glimpse of the bride’s drop-dead gorgeous yellow shoes, you’ll be grinning from ear-to-ear for the rest of the day.

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Michigan Wedding at Yarrow Golf Resort
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Bride Erin shares the details:

What was your wedding theme?

I wanted a rustic DIY wedding with LOTS of yellow and personal touches. The backdrop of our ceremony was made of ribbon so I used that as my theme through out the ceremony/reception.

What was the size & budget of your wedding?

We had 70 guests and my budget was $10,000 (I believe the grand total was $8,500)

Ceremony & Reception Details

At first we contemplated a destination wedding in Mexico… but then I knew that many of my guests could not make it. So, I Chose our location Yarrow Golf Resort in Augusta Michigan. My husband is from Traverse City MI (Way Northern Michigan) and I am from a small town in Central Illinois. This location was a middle point between both our home towns so no one would have to travel 8 hours. The fact that it was NOT in either of our home towns allowed us to keep the guest list to a minimum. The location was perfect because we spent the entire weekend there. All the lodging was on site and it was in the middle of the woods and SO rustic. Plus my husband LOVES golf!

Color Palette & Flowers

Our color palette was Yellow, Grey and White. For the flowers we had a mix of Dahlia’s, Football Mums, and Lisianthus. For the centerpieces I collected white milk glass vases in all shapes and sizes.

Wedding Cake & Favors

I never like the cake at weddings so I opted for an Ice Cream sundae bar and cherry pies on a stick. The Cherry pies on a stick also doubled up as wedding favors.

Wedding Style

My dress was Enzoani Blue. It had lace on top and tulle on the bottom. I wore Yellow Nina shoes. The bridesmaids wore yellow J Crew dresses with silver heels. Dan bought the suits for his groomsmen at Perry Ellis. They wore yellow football mums for boutonnieres.

Wedding Bouquet

I wanted LOTS of texture. My bouquet was mostly yellow because I wanted it to pop and it had a ribbon streamer hanging down. Ribbon was my theme so I had it everywhere.

How much of your wedding was DIY?

I did almost everything myself. I made ribbon table runners, table numbers, seating chart (in an old window frame), ribbon wands for guests to wave as we walked out, ribbon backdrop and the Yellow “E & D” signs for the ceremony.

What made your wedding unique?

The fact that is was a small intimate group of friends and family. My Dad still raves about how he really got to know all of our friends that he has heard so much about. We invited everyone to the rehearsal dinner so everyone knew each other the day of the wedding. It was like both of our lives really came together and everyone walked away life long friends.

What was your biggest challenge?

Managing all the DIY projects and getting them in place the day before. No one really understood my ‘vision’ until it was complete.

What were your favorite moments?

Driving off in the golf cart for a private moment after the ceremony.

 How would you sum up your wedding day?

The best day of my life!

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Photography: Emilia Jane / Event Venue:  Yarrow Golf & Conference Resort / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Rooftop Wedding in Las Vegas from Moxie Studio

When Moxie Studio sent over this little number, we were instantly mesmerized with the gorgeous rooftop ceremony overlooking the Las Vegas skyline, the modern purple, grey and silver decor, and who can forget the cool duds worn by the groom. (Yes, a check shirt and purple sneakers can make cool wedding attire!) In fact, I don’t think there is one little piece of this wedding we aren’t besotted with. It’s modern, it’s stylish and it’s all yours to enjoy this wonderful morning.

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Photography: Moxie Studio / Floral Designer:  Primrose Lane Flowers / Reception Venue:  Platinum Hotel / Dress Store:  Bowties Bridal Boutique & Tuxedo / Dress Designer:  Allure Bridal / Cake Designer:  Retro Bakery / DJ:  High Flyin’ Entertainment / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Neon and Neutral Wedding

Take your wedding palette and styling cues from the resort runways and electrify a neutral palette of slate gray, taupe or cream with bright pops of neon pink, orange and fuschia. A neon and neutral wedding palette is bold, sexy and sassy. The perfect colour combination for today’s fashionista who wants to make a cool style statement on her special day.

Neon and Neutral Wedding

 

 

 

All images via Pinterest: Pink Wedding Dress via Pinterest / Neon Picture Frames via Pinterest / Slate Grey Dress & Neon Bouquet via Lotus Haus/ Outdoor Setting via Hostess Blog/ Bride with Balloon via Brooklyn Bride/ Neon Lanterns via So Chic Events/ Orange & Fuschia Invitation / Colourful Cake via Hostess Blog / Neutral Bridesmaid by JCrew/ Macarons via Pinterest / Bright Bouquet via Pinterest/ Neon Place Setting via Hostess Blog

{Cake Inspiration} Ruffled Wedding Cake in Pink & Gray

I would have to say this pretty two tiered concoction with layers and layers of delicate gray, white and pink ombre ruffles literally ‘takes the cake’ as far as I’m concerned. What girl wouldn’t be smitten with this amazing ruffled wedding cake? It’s so pretty.. and whimsical… and ethereal, you want to wrap yourself in it from head to toe!  This will have to be filed under one of my favorites for 3 big swoon-worthy reasons: 1. It has a pretty pastel palette in vintage tones of pink and gray 2. It’s topped with a gorgeous crown of plump peonies, and 3. I love the ombre design – it gives the cake a modern meets vintage vibe all rolled in to one! Yes, I’m sold. Bring down the hammer! That will be ‘one fabulous wedding cake to go‘ thanks!

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Cake Designer: Magdalynns / Photos: onelove photography via SMP

{Cake Inspiration} White and Grey Lace Wedding Cake

Be inspired by this beautiful 4 tier square white wedding cake decorated with a delicate grey lace doily feature and large white bloom. I think this gorgeous creation would look amazing for a rustic glam or vintage inspired wedding cake! In fact, the design is so gorgeous you could style your whole wedding on this look!

White and Grey Lace Wedding Cake

 Cake Designer: Sweet & Saucy Shop

Classic Pink & Gray Wedding by Lace Hanky Photography

If you are just stopping by, we’re currently savouring every lovely detail of this beautiful pink and gray wedding Lace Hanky Photography sent us. An elegant blend of pink and charcoal gray, this pretty fete is as romantic as it is elegant. With lovely customized details from Honeydew Creative and a unique post ceremony trolley ride for the wedding party, it ticks all the boxes for a fun and fabulous affair!Classic Pink & Gray WeddingPink White & Gray Wedding Place CardsHot Pink & Gray Wedding IdeasPink & Gray WeddingClassic Wedding StyleClassic Pink & Gray Church WeddingClassic Wedding IdeasWedding Trolley Ride MinneapolisWedding Party Trolley RideHot Pink Flowergirl with White PomanderPink & Gray Wedding ColorsStylish Dark Gray Groomsmen AttireClassic WeddingPink & Gray Wedding CenterpieceDark Gray Bridesmaids with Pink BouquetsPink & Gray Wedding TablePink & Grey Wedding Cake IdeasClassic Minneapolis Wedding

Bride Jennifer shares: We knew we wanted a wedding with classic, fun and romantic elements. The Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, MN  with its Classical/Baroque architecture was the perfect venue for our ceremony. The reception was held in the ballroom of the recently renovated Grand Hotel just blocks away. The creative team at Honeydew Creative did a perfect job incorporating our color theme of pink and gray before, during and after our big day by designing the following custom items: save the date cards, invitations, postage stamps, hospitality bags for guests staying at the hotel, candy-bar labels, wine labels, dinner menu, card box and thank you cards. 

There were many other personalized touches that we devised on our own. The groom forego the common black tuxedo look and instead wore a made-to-measure charcoal suit by Hart Schaffner Marx, with a made to measure white shirt from Hubert White, and traditional plaid wedding tie from Kent Wang. At the ceremony we utilized the amazing performers available through the Basilica hiring a string quartet, trumpeter, organist and soloist. The ceremony, the wedding-party trolley ride that followed, and the reception were captured by Princess Bride Videographers who did a fantastic job editing hours of footage into a single, coherent, cinematic HD video. Some other personalized touches included hand-written note cards for every guest staying at our reception site welcoming them to the wedding and included some helpful tips for the weekend. Our wedding favors included our favorite wine (Ravenswood Zinfandel) with personalized wine labels and candy bar.

Our favorite moments included: 

  • Seeing each other for the first time!!! 
  • Walking down the aisle to my new husband and seeing all our friends and family standing in the church!!
  • Getting on the Trolley after the wedding and able to relax with all of our close friends and family!
  • Our first dance
  • Brides dance with Dad!
Congratulations Jennifer & Spencer and thank you for sharing with us all your lovely details!

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Photography: Lace Hanky Photography / Reception Venue:  The Grand Hotel Minneapolis / Stationery & Paper Goods:  Honeydew Creative / Cinema and Video:  Princess Bride Video / Cake Designer:  Buttercream Wedding Cakes / DJ:   Instant Request / Bridesmaid Dresses:  The Wedding Shoppe / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Bold Graphic Striped Bridesmaid Dresses

Last week I was smitten with this gorgeous seaside wedding featuring a line up of style savvy bridesmaids in bold stripes. Which got me thinking . . . how many weddings have made a style statement with striped bridesmaid dresses? I’m not talking about the vintage pinstripe variety, but rather the graphic bold style of stripe. So I did a scout around and came up with this line up of lovelies. However, I’m sure there are many more out there (so please do share if you know of any). I think graphic striped bridesmaid dresses give a wedding a fresh and modern style and if they’re anything like these stylish numbers they get the big thumbs up from me!

Bold Graphic Striped Bridesmaid DressesDresses by Thread Social / Image by Jonathan Canlas Photography via Brooklyn Bride

Bold Stripes Bridesmaid DressDresses by BCB Generation / Image via Pretty Little Wedding Things

Green and White Striped Bridesmaid Dressesvia Southern Weddings Magazine

Gray & White Striped Bridesmaids

Image via The Bride’s Cafe

Bold Striped Bridesmaid DressesDresses by  Banana Republic /Greg Thompson Photography via Style Me Pretty

Pink & White Striped Bridesmaid

Pink & White Striped Bridesmaids DressesImages by T Barton Photography

 

Black & White Striped BridesmaidsImage via Low Country Wedding

GET THE LOOK!

Here’s a gorgeous graphic striped maxi dress we’re currently lusting after . . . 

Ella Moss Ringo Maxi Dress

Ella Moss Ringo Maxi Dress

 

What do you think?  Are these bold striped dresses a thumbs up or down for you?

 

 

 

Elegant San Diego Beachside Wedding by The Youngrens

Usually when you think of beach wedding you don’t think ‘elegant.’ But this stylish affair by The Youngrens manages to beautifully combine a classy seaside wedding with all the typical elements of the beach. Perched atop the grand Pacific Terrace at L’Auberge Del Mar with sweeping views of the Pacific ocean, Carly and Travis celebrated their stunning seaside ceremony and cocktail hour whilst watching the sun set. The lovely ladies at Jolie Fleur and Alison of L’Auberge helped design all the elegant details including sand dollars for the tables (named after the couple’s favorite locations in San Diego), a lovely peach, navy and grey colour palette for the flowers and bridesmaids, and delightfully delicious starfish clad cupcakes for dessert. Guests were treated to gourmet cuisine and the soothing sounds of a string quartet whilst taking in the stunning ocean views. It’s easy to see how this elegantly understated wedding with it’s soft and pretty details took a typical beach theme and transformed it into one romantic classy affair.Beach Wedding ReceptionBeachside Ceremony SettingBeachside BridePeach and White Wedding DecorWedding Aisle DecorBeachside WeddingString QuartetBeach Themed WeddingBeachside Wedding DecorationsSand Dollars Wedding TableSan Diego Wedding CoupleNavy, Grey and White Wedding ColoursSan Diego Beachside CeremonyPeach and White Aisle DecorPeach and White Ceremony FlowersBeachside Wedding CuisineBeachside Wedding TableNavy and White Wedding PaletteBeachside Wedding ReceptionBride and Groom Chair DecorSan Diego Beachside WeddingBeach Cupcake DessertBeachside Wedding Venue San DiegoDel Mar San Diego WeddingWedding Couple Sparklers

From beautiful bride Carly:

What was your wedding vision?

My vision for our wedding was a celebration of love – not just between Travis and I, but also our two families and groups of friends coming together for the first time. In terms of decor, I knew I always wanted to keep things simple. I dreamt of getting married in Del Mar for many years so having Seaside Park and the Del Mar coastline as the backdrop was plenty decoration on its own.

What inspired your wedding theme, colors and decor?

Del Mar is where I was born and where Travis and I started dating, so even though we weren’t living there, we knew that the location should be the theme. Peach is my favorite color and peach roses are my favorite flower, so those two components had to be in the decor. I looked on the internet to find colors to compliment peach and found a picture of a man in a navy tux with a silver vest and a peach boutonniere – the three colors together are elegant and summery without being too bold – just perfect for me! One of my favorite decoration elements was my version of a “table number.” Each table was named after a famous San Diego beach! My mom, sister and I went to a seaside decor shop and found large sand dollars to write the names of the beaches on. For party favors, we provided our guests with chocolates from Chuao, a San Diego-based chocolatier. 

What do you feel made your wedding unique?

In honor of the many friends and family who flew in from North Carolina for the wedding, I came up with a recipe for a white wine sangria made with Century Table White Wine from the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. It was a delicious surprise at cocktail hour which our guests loved!  Something else very special to us was Travis’ Uncle Jim was our officiant. 

Did you include any DIY or personalized details?

The party favors we assembled by hand. My mother-in-law is very handy in the craft department so she made the adorable little “C & T” tags that adorned our chocolates. Our biggest DIY project was actually our wedding invitations. It was a group effort between my Mom, my mother-in-law, my sister and myself. My sister designed the wording, my mom hand painted roses on each invitation and my mother-in-law cut, assembled and packaged everything. They were truly small works of art!  

What was your biggest challenge?

I had two major challenges – the first was planning a wedding from out of town. I currently live in Honolulu, HI and trying to coordinate everything from here was difficult at times. Due to tight finances, I could only make two trips to San Diego in the year before the wedding – so I couldn’t have pulled it off without my “Moms” and my wedding coordinators! The other challenge was my husband was deployed during most of the planning process. He left in January of  2011 and didn’t return until 10 days before the wedding! While it was wonderful he put his faith in me to make a lot of decisions, it was really hard some days not having him around to ask him if I was doing the right thing, if we should spend more money here or there, etc. Again, without the support of my family, I couldn’t have pulled it off.

What were your favorite moments?

I can’t pick any one moment – there were too many favorites! I loved that my best friend of 20 years helped me put on my wedding shoes. I loved how I sat in the sun and enjoyed a mimosa (or two…) with my sister and cousins before getting ready. I loved how Mom woke up with me at 7 am the morning of the wedding and encouraged me to eat a big breakfast. I loved that Travis and I chose to do a First Look so we could spend time together before seeing anyone else.  I loved when I was taking pictures before the ceremony, I saw my college friends walking to our cocktail hour and they cheered for me from the street. I loved how a little girl I saw in the park said ‘I was the most beautiful bride she had ever seen.’ I love that I walked down the aisle to a string quartet playing the reprise of Part of Your World from The Little Mermaid and I love that my husband kissed me and spun me around during our first dance! 

My wedding was truly one of the best days of my life so far and I could go on forever about it!

Thanks Carly for sharing with us the details of your beautiful day. Congratulations to you both!

 

Photography: The Youngrens / Hair Stylist:  Thomas Joseph Studios / Caterer:  L’Auberge Del Mar / Floral Designer:  Jolie Fleur / Musicians:  Angelica Strings / Cake Designer:  Little Mary’s Cakes / DJ:  Positive Energy Productions / Makeup Artist:  JH Artistry / Event Venue:  L’Auberge Del Mar / Submitted via Two Bright Lights