Sweet & Simple Autumn Wedding Inspiration Shoot

You know, as much as I am a Summer junkie, I have to admit I love the beauty of Autumn. The crisp air, the gorgeous colors and the excuse to indulge in some scrumptious apple pie. That’s why this sweet and simple autumn inspiration shoot snapped by Ashley & Luke Photography has me entranced. It is full of Fall inspired gorgeousness and ideas with details that are as sweet and simple as they are totally elegant. The perfect combination for a DIY, country or organic inspired wedding wouldn’t you agree?

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From the photographer: 

I myself am a DIY girl and wanted to showcase a simple yet charming set-up. With fall right around the corner I wanted to showcase the season without going overboard. We chose an apple theme with mini apple pies as well as some donuts for a nice treat. The centerpiece was a simple wooden basket filled with green and red apples. The bouquet was put together by me with dried flowers mixed in with some real coral colored roses. I absolutely loved the invitations that were designed for us. It includes a knot that comes together when it is opened up. What is unique about the whole session is that while we were shooting it was misting. A few times it came down and yet we continued on. I love how the rain added to the beauty of it all.

 

Photographer: Luke and Ashley Photography  / 2nd Shooter: Inspired Images By Tammy  / Hair: Regis  / Furniture: Folk Art By Christine  / Men’s Attire: Macys  / Invitations: The Girl Tyler  / Wedding Dress: Enzoani  

Empire State Building Wedding Inspiration

What could possibly be more romantic than the love stories portrayed in “An Affair to Remember” or “Sleepless in Seattle“? How about having a wedding on The Empire State Building? Many couples have been lucky enough to live this dream, some have even been lucky enough to win the experience!  Imagine exchanging vows on top this New York City landmark, overlooking the amazing Manhattan skyline. Celebrating with family and friends in the epitome of NY style. Whether you plan to tackle the great icon herself, or use a New York landmark to inspire your wedding theme, we have this fabulous Empire Sate Building inspiration for you to start creating your dream NY affair.

Empire State Building Wedding Photos

A NY Wedding is not complete without it! {image by Lauren Gabrielle}

First Look on Empire State Building

First Look {via Bridal Guide}

Bride on Empire State Building

Bride enjoying the view {image by Christian Oth}

Empire State Building Save The Date Card

Empire State Building Save The Date {by Laura Davis Events}

Sleepless in Seattle

Sleepless in Seattle scene {via New York Daily News}

Bride & Groom in Empire State Building Elevator

The ESB Elevator Iconic Pic {image by Christian Oth}

Wedding Ceremony at Empire State BuildingIndoor Wedding Ceremony {image by Robert Evans}

Empire State Building Wedding Cake

Empire State Building Groom’s Wedding Cake {image by Adam Nyholt}

Empire State Building Wedding

Wedding on Empire State Building {via Bridal Guide}

An Affair To Remember

An Affair To Remember {via IMDB}

 Wedding on Empire State Building

Celebrate in NY Landmark Style {image by Christian Oth}

Empire State Building Wedding Inspiration

NY Iconic Style {via TrendHunter}

Win a Wedding on Empire State Building

Looking Spectacular at Night {via California Tour}

 

 

Tropical Wedding Bliss

This wedding design was inspired by the vivid colors of tropical destinations, full of colorful blooms and handmade details. It is a fun mixture of items used in Caribbean and Mexican weddings, from the ‘papel picado’ invitations to the fun ‘Novia’ (bride) sign decorated by paper flowers. Pink shoes add a touch of the unexpected, and complement the bride’s lively makeup and playful hairstyle. Guests can be greeted with tropical drinks in a rainbow of colors, and sent home with pretty boxed favors thanking them for being a part of the lovely day.
 
As summer draws to a close, it’s easy to incorporate some of these lovely details into your day, by creating a few fun items by hand and using fun color palettes that evoke the mood of summer. This inspiration board is perfect for the fun couple who wants to infuse their wedding with a touch of the tropical, or who is adventurous enough to plan a destination wedding in a beautiful tropical setting.
 

 Tropical Wedding Inspiration

 

 
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
 

 

Bride Photographed by Alixann Loosle Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs  | Boxed favors photographed by Ben Q Photographyvia 100 layer cake  |  Pink shoes photographed by KT Merry, featured on Style Me Pretty  |  Chair decor photographed by N Barret featured on Grit and Gold Weddings  | Novia sign – via babble |  Bouquet from Amore Brides shop via etsy |  Drinks – via Earth 911 |  Cake photographed by Annie Edmonds via Green Wedding Shoes | Blooms photographed by Jessica Hill Photography via Style Me Pretty  | Invitations via The Inviting Pear

Croquet Themed Spring Wedding Shoot

This vibrant inspiration shoot combines the colours of spring and summer with a fun croquet theme.  The bright colours of the croquet balls created the inspiration for the entire setup from the retro stationery suite and striped place cards, right though to the zesty fruit desserts. With a gorgeous outdoor tablescape, milk shooters, and wheat grass place cards, it’s filled with plenty of creative ideas for a pretty outdoor affair. Just imagine… treating your guests to a fun lawn game to play during the reception – bound to be a hit we say!

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Photographer:  Wes Roberts Photography / Event Designer:  LeRae Events+Design / Invitation Designer:  Whitlee Mullis / Event Venue:  Jasmine Hill and Gardens / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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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“It’s in His Kiss” Cafe Style Wedding Inspiration

Cafe Wedding Style
When Ashley Garret from Life in the Sunset sneaked this wedding shoot into our inbox, we knew it had our names written all over it! Ashley told us that she wanted to push the limits with some ideas she had for a Valentine’s Day wedding theme. What she ended up with was a gorgeous pink, white and silver modern theme we could easily see being used for an intimate cafe style wedding, engagement party, or rockin bridal shower. Based around the cute “It’s in His Kiss” message it’s jazzed up with fabulous hot pinks, pretty pastels and pops of metallics. You could even take it one step further and have the old hit “It’s in His Kiss” bopping along on your itunes, to really get everyone in the vibe. So there you have it my sweets … time to pucker up and have some heart-infused fun!
 
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The inspiration from Ashley: I had coffee at Graffiti Cafe one afternoon and fell in love with this venue. I thought it would be such a cool place to get married or have a killer party. The floors are perfect for vinyl decals and I love the neon peace sign over the coffee bar. The cafe has a very modern feel but at night ends up being so romantic with it’s lit fireplace and candles. 

 

 

Design & Florals: Ashley Garrett from Life in the Sunset / Photography:  Christin Rose / Location: Graffiti Café / Desserts: Lollipops: Sweetniks Creative Confections / Cake: Sugar Babies Cupcakery / Stylist: Dolly Pratt {Dolly.pratt{at}yahoo.com} / Boutonniere: Ban.do / Hair & Makeup: Erika Parsons

 

Wood Nymph Wedding Theme

Wood Nymph Wedding

Every girl wants a fairytale wedding. Some want to feel like a princess, whilst others may want to feel like a fairy… either way, it’s all about a girl feeling magical on her wedding day, and a wedding theme such as this should just about do it! This beautiful and mysterious Wood Nymph wedding inspiration by Paul Douda Photography will not only delight your senses, it will also have you dreaming of warm Summer nights, decadent luxury, and romance under the stars. Be prepared for a woodland treat and your ‘inner fairy’s’ little heart to skip a beat!

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From the photographer: I wanted to focus on a wedding with earthly magic seen though the eyes of a mysterious wood nymph. At a time when the heat of summer begins to wane, the leaves transform their colors, earthly creatures begin harvesting and preparing for the bitter cold of winter. I choose the wood nymph as my theme for their playful earthly focus, but also for it’s mystery and magic. I represented this theme by using earthly products or mimicking them where ever I could. For example we used birch and vines as an alter, wood benches for seating and the ceremony itself in the woods. The reception used wood tables and benches, moss runner, wood candles and vases, branch silverware, wood slabs for chargers and the table scape itself being set under a large tree. We also had a moss swing with vines, shoes covered in leaves and flowers, deserts centered around berries and apples, menus in the form of a maple leaf, as well as an organic game centered menu. We conveyed mystery and magic though dramatic makeup for our model, dry ice in drinks to create a potion effect, and a complex layered ethereal gown. I choose the name Edmund Mountbatten for our groom; Edmund being a common princely first name and Mountbatten being a Royal English Surname. I choose the name Rusalka Wood for our bride; Rusalka being literally translated to Wood Nymph in Czech and Wood referring to our focus. As a wedding planner there are certain design themes that you always dream about creating. For me this was one of them and I am so very pleased with the final product, the process and the entire experience. I hope you enjoy experiencing it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Photography: Paul Douda Photography / Hair Stylist:  Pinned by Betty /Event Designer:  Designs by Spring / Floral Designer:  Grand Floral Design by Robin / Dress Store:  Bliss Bride / Decor:  West Elm / Makeup Artist:  Melissa Rae and Company / Jewelry:  Beads of La Jolla / Personal Stylist:  CBS Lifestylist /PR Rep:  Mackenzie Marketing & Design / Bakery:  Wicked Spoon Desserts / Paper Props:  Simply Michelle / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Gypsy Boho Wedding Inspiration

As the days get warmer and the nights longer, I thought I’d keep it cool and relaxed, with this modern and pretty take on a bohemian wedding theme. This gypsy boho wedding inspiration board features chic and stylish details, vintage decor and, plenty of white gorgeous blooms. A diamente headpiece and a flowing gown ramp up the romance, whilst simple elements such as milk bottle vases, timber crates and hanging flowers keep the whole atmosphere organic and homemade. I think this beautiful outdoor setting would be oh-so pretty to recreate for a real wedding. What about you?

Gypsy Boho Wedding Inspiration

 

Images clockwise: cake via wedding chicks / boho bride / bride seated / tree decor / crates / sparklers via wedding chicks / outdoor ceremony / reception tables / barefoot bride

 

Vintage Glam Barn Wedding Inspiration

Ever since my initiation into the world of barn weddings I have become totally smitten with a gorgeous barn bash. It’s something about the country location, warm rustic features and oh-so-pretty and glamorous details, that gets me hook line and sinker!  And the same goes for this fabulous inspiration shoot sent over by Rachel McNamara Photography. With vintage glam style that includes a tea length wedding dress, patent red shoes and gorgeous diamante accessories. Elegant decor such as vintage glassware and candelabras, mixed with rustic touches, and a gorgeous couple (who by the way, are married!), you have the all the ideas you need to turn a country barn party into a stylish vintage inspired soiree!

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From the photographer:  From the red shoes, to the red lips, 3/4 length dress with white gloves, to the rustic charm of the table and place settings, this styled shoot, held at the Oaks Vineyard in Clovis, California, was everything we hoped it would be. Amy Jaye of Posh and Posy Events designed the look of the shoot, with red and pink florals mixed with succulents, rose glass candle holders, and brass candleabras. The table settings featured mixed vintage glassware with burlap table runners and a rustic wood table made by the owners of 3 oaks vineyard themselves! Our models were a real life married couple, who’s chemistry was unmistakable.

 

Photography: Rachel McNamara Photography / Event Planner:  Posh & Posy Events / Dress Store:  Premier Bride Central Valley / Linens and Coverings:  Linens and Coverings / Bakery:  Chiffonos Bakery / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Victorian Inspired Bridal Shoot by Alexia Wardell Photography

Enjoying a relaxing Sunday and some lovely weekend weather? Well, hold on because your day is about to get a whole lot more LOVELY! This Victorian inspired bridal shoot by Alexia Wardell Photography was originally created for a cake company, but with two gorgeous sisters modelling their own wedding gowns, it soon became a beautiful garden bridal session. With pretty vintage styling, Victorian style gowns and some amazing glam makeup, it truly it is overflowing with pretty!Victorian Inspired Bridal MakeupVictorian Inspired BridalVictorian Inspired Garden Wedding PropsVictorian Inspired Bridal IdeasVictorian Inspired CupcakesVictorian Inspired Wedding CakeVictorian Inspired Garden Wedding ShootVictorian Inspired Bridal GownVictorian Inspired Bridal Shoot

From the photographer: This shoot was put together for a new cake company to feature in a Bridal show. It ended up being a fantastic experience. We used two models who are sisters and have been married for 6 years. Both of the girls got to put their own wedding dresses back on and feel like princesses for the day. Afterwards they told us ‘it was the most fun they had had in a long time.’  They were able to relive their wedding day all over again, only this time without the stress.They also loved how they got to enjoy the experience together. Because of this shoot, we have decided to start offering “group” Bridal sessions, not only for newlyweds, but also for those who have been married for quite some time.

 

 

Photography: Alexia Wardell Photography / Event Designer:  Save the Date / Makeup Artist:  FLAWLESS Hair and Makeup Design /Bakery:  CornerSpace Cafe / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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