Lake Michigan Bluff Wedding by Color Splash Studio

We’re delighted to share with a delightfully laid back and rustic inspired wedding on the bluff of Lake Michigan. The neutral toned bridesmaids and beautiful white bouquets are to-die-for and I’m loving the bride’s simple elegant style. And speaking of simplistic, the quintessential log cabin and natural beauty of the beach add the final touches to make this gorgeous celebration from Color Splash Studio a total charmer.

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Photographer:  Color Splash Studio / Ceremony Location:Harrington Property / Photo Booth Equipment: MI Photobooth / Floral Designer: Modern Day Floral / Musicians: The Sprague Brothers / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Pinterest Inspired DIY Wedding From Jordan Weiland Photography

This next little soiree proves the saying ‘Life is beautiful in its simplicity!’ Just ask Michelle and Josh and their Gainesville, FL wedding captured by Jordan Weiland Photography. From the intimate ceremony held in a glass chapel to the sweet Pinterest inspired details adorning the backyard reception, this DIY darling has all the right components for a beautiful budget affair that delivers a lifetime of cherished memories.

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Photographer:  Jordan Weiland Photography / Dress Store:  David’s Bridal / Cake Designer:  Publix / Equipment Rentals:  Party Time Rentals / Shoes:  Jos. A. Banks / Church:  Trinity United Methodist / Reception: Groom’s Parent’s Estate / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Outdoor Winter Wedding Theme Ideas

Not every winter wedding is blanketed in snow or celebrated indoors. So we thought some gorgeous inspiration for an outdoor winter wedding, would be just the thing for couples planning a celebration in a not-so-chilly climate. We love the combination of delicate baby’s breath, elegant silverware and pretty milk glass vases, all set against a rustic outdoor setting to create the PERFECT mix. And we can’t get enough of the romantic boho style, organic details, and those fabulous drop earrings! Designed to perfection by Swann Soirées, it’s a winter wedding theme which will spoil you with swoon-worthy ideas!
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Event Planner: Swann Soirées / Photographers: Brian Miller & La Vida Creations / Hair Stylist: Shannel & Company / Floral Designer: Ashley Elizabeth Designs / Wedding Dresses: The Bustle / Cake Designer: Fantasy Frostings / Makeup Artist: Lipstick & Luster /Jewelry: Jeweliany / Paper Products: Bamboo Star Studios  / PR Rep: Mackenzie Marketing & Design / Location: Stone Brewery, San Marcos California / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Pretty Spring Outdoor Wedding by The Collection

There’s nothing more uplifting than a Spring wedding and this pretty outdoor affair from The Collection is just what we need to get through midweek. Meet newly weds Beth and Matt! This delightful pair based their entire wedding theme around their wedding shoes – hers with pretty girly bows and his with vintage inspired spats. They chose to take their wedding day back in time, and returned to the church Beth grew up in for their ceremony. It even features a brick dedicated to Beth and her brother just outside! With a gorgeous neutral color palette, fresh white Spring flowers and a sun-lit outdoor reception, this cute couple (with their crazy personalities), enjoyed the best Springtime celebration with all their loved ones.

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Photography: The Collection / Reception Venue:  East Flank Battle Field Park / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Rustic California Orchard Wedding by Megan Clouse Photography

It seems like we have puppies on the brain at Love Wed Bliss. The bulldog breed of puppy to be precise. This is the second feature this week where an adorable bulldog has come close to stealing the limelight from Mum and Dad – and we think it’s oh-so-terribly cute! I’d like you to meet Gibson everyone (earlier this week we met Cowboy), and his gorgeous parents Megan and Robert. They tied the knot at a beautiful California orchard and wait till you see all the lovely rustic details (captured beautifully by Megan Clouse Photography, I might add!). With quaint antiques borrowed from family and friends, pops of yellow and lilac, and pretty outdoor tablescapes, their whole wedding day is perfectly sweet and incredibly charming. And if you happen to be wondering where the bridal party is? Well… there isn’t one! Who needs a bridal party when you can have your bulldog bestie Gibson instead! 

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Photography: Megan Clouse Photography / Floral Designer: Dragonfly Floral / Cake Designer: Patisserie Angelica / DJ:  The Tune Doctor  / Officiant: Natural State Events / Event Venue: Dawn Ranch / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Dreamy Bohemian Beach Wedding by NGG Studios

I just love when a romantic wedding is so dreamy and breathtaking, it makes you want to step into the photos and become part of the gorgeous love-filled atmosphere. So when Brett and Kristie from NGG Studios shared this amazing 70’s inspired beach wedding, complete with a stunning bohemian bride, breathtaking native bouquets, flowing neutral-toned dresses and cute Combi vans, I was over the moon. I totally adore the couple, I totally adore the Broadbeach location, and I have to confess, I’m absolutely besotted with NGG Studios photography – incredible! It’s relaxed boho chic at it’s best people….and on the beach no less!

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Gorgeous bride Brodie shares the details:

Wedding Theme

Natural with a sort of a 70’s bohemian style. We aren’t traditional and wanted the feel of the wedding to reflect us.

Wedding Budget

I wanted a budget of $10,000 (we don’t have a lot of  money and were going on a honeymoon to Europe); however, Trent didn’t like the idea of a budget as he figured it was hard to put a limit on something. I think we totalled close to $15,000. So I was happy with that.

Colour Palette

I like everything natural and in neutral colours.  The only colours we used were in the flowers. We did however choose a sandy yellow coloured table runner.

Ceremony &  Reception

Trent and I both love the beach, plus Trent surfs, so it was a definite to be on the beach. We also wanted the location close to home and the ceremony within easy walking distance to the reception for our older family guests. Our ceremony was on the beach in front of the Broadbeach Surf Club and the reception in the Broadbeach Surf Club. 

Wedding Dress

A Lisa Brown in champagne coloured silk – very plain and elegant. I work as a flight attendant – and when overnight in Sydney – stumbled upon the dress in a little shop on Oxford St, Paddington. After many phone calls I decided to get it. It was only $595 and I took it home in a small brown paper bag (my flight crew couldn’t believe it!).

To make the dress more special, Trent’s mum (Dorothy) added pearls and lace from my Great Aunt’s wedding dress. My grandparents are dead, so I really wanted to wear something from them that was special to me. Dorothy also made my veil from my great Aunt’s lace and my Grandma’s pearls. I also wore my other Grandma’s ring. I borrowed Trent’s Nan’s cameo for my dress and wore her cameo bracelet to match. I also turned her pearl necklace into a headband (this also matched my pearl engagement ring). We wore beaded foot jewellery on the beach for the ceremony, then put on heels for the reception.

Bouquets

The bridesmaids had native bouquets and my bouquet was a King Protea. 

Bridesmaids

I had so much trouble finding bridesmaids dresses due to the fact that I was wearing a standard dress, I wanted neutral colours, and my Maid of Honour was 8 months pregnant! So it was difficult to get them to match. Finally, I found one I liked in a shop, and then purchased them online for half price.

Groomsmen Attire

Trent bought his and the groomsmen outfits from Country Road before I purchased my dress. This was good but then I had to make sure we all matched. 

Decorations & Flowers

We decorated the venue ourselves. The venue supplied the tables, chairs, tablecloths, candles, a fairy light backdrop and the table runners. We loved the idea of bottles filled with flowers, and I also love doilies, so these were used for the table decorations. Trent collected bottles from his work leading up to the wedding.  

Wedding Cake

Trent’s mum (who is this amazingly creative) along with a little help from Trent made our wedding cake! It had a dark chocolate bottom layer, caramel chocolate centre and a white chocolate on top layer. It looked incredible and handmade flowers to match those used in the bridal party.

DIY & Personalized Details

Most of our wedding was DIY. Trent is a chef at a Spanish tapas bar so he really wanted to do the food. This meant a very busy 3 days before the wedding, but it turned out amazing! Everything was delicious! We had a cocktail style reception with beautiful spanish tapas and a wooded board full of jamon (spanish ham), cheeses, breads and pate’. For dessert, we had churros and a chocolate fountain, as well as the wedding cake. My friends from college work in catering, so they worked as our waitresses and chef on the night – which was perfect! 

Also, Trent’s mum also made the flowergirl dresses, helped me make the brooches for the bridesmaids dresses, and even made our foot jewellery!  The combie vans we arrived in, were a wedding gift from my brother and his wife.

Biggest Challenges

Finding time. I work full time and study part time, Trent also works full time, so we are both so busy. There just wasn’t enough hours in the day to plan a wedding!

Favourite Moments

I couldn’t say anything particular the whole day was like a dream come true, so many fun things and the excitement of the ceremony and arriving, I was just so excited and happy the whole day. We both were.

Any Advice To Other Couples

Hmmm….. Just enjoy it and do what you want. Keep to your own style and don’t listen to everyone else. Take what others say on board (you can get good tips and advice), but it’s your day in the end. Plus don’t let little things bother you or stress you out. You won’t care when the day comes and no-one else will notice little things..

 Thank you Brodie and Trent for sharing with us your dreamy beach wedding

 

 

 

Photography: NGG Studios / Ceremony: Broadbeach Queensland / Reception: Broadbeach Surf Club, Gold Coast Australia

Yongala Lodge Townsville Wedding

I wanted to take a moment and share with you this mesmerizing Townsville wedding captured by the talented Lisa Michele Burns. Held at the Yongala Lodge in Townsville, it’s a visual feast with a swoon-worthy palette of shimmering muted golds and cremes, pretty pastel pink blooms, and a stunning bride in a gorgeous lace gown. But the pièce de résistance ….the BREATHTAKING postcard shots set against the Queensland rugged coast (big kudos to Lisa!). Here’s a little taste to put you in the mood, but you’ll definitely want to head on over to Lisa’s blog to enjoy in the full feature…

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Photography: Lisa Michele Burns / Wedding Dress:  Allure Bridal / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bariano / Reception Venue: Yongala Lodge Townsville, QLD Australia

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

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

Laid Back Beach Wedding in St Joseph Michigan

When you’re struggling to come up with the perfect wedding details, it is always simplicity that wins hands down, and this pretty little laid back beach wedding in St Joseph Michigan goes all out to prove that point. A barefoot ceremony on a beautiful beach, a relaxed and glowing bride in her casual short white dress and a groom who radiates love for his girl from every pore, make this seaside soiree touching and uniquely special. Thanks to McDonald Photography for putting us right there, up close and loving every intimate moment.

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Photographer Jennifer shares: The bride and groom have a unique story –  both of them crew sailing ships for a living, and hence met when working on board a ship in 2005.  When they decided to get married they wanted a beach wedding. On the information sheet, when asked if there was anything I should know about the groom’s fiancee, he said: “Yes! She is totally awesome.”

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Photographer: McDonald Photography / Cake Designer:  Dee’s Specialty Cakes / Wedding Venue:  Silver Beach County Park / Submitted via Two Bright Lights