Stripes are can be timeless yet modern, subtle or bold, whimsical or elegant, and I love the different ways they can be used in weddings! From tablescapes to attire and accessories to decor, there are so many ways to incorporate this fabulous design into your big day. What I’m really loving right now, whether bold or subtle, are black and white stripes. Such a dramatic statement and fun complement the vivid colors of your flowers!
If I could choose 3 words to describe today’s absolutely incredible shoot, they would be vintage feminine elegance.Â The shoot was inspired by the large hats and fine gloves in ladies’ fashion from the turn-of-the-century as well as one of the most feminine activities of all, tea time!Â Kelly Oshiro andÂ Tricia Fountaine teamed up to create this gorgeous shoot, pairing pink, peach, and lavender florals with vintage silver containers, tea sets, and old perfume bottles. And just when you think it just can’t get any more fantastic, there’s a puppy too (Kelly’s adorable pup, Mira)! This whole shoot is so gorgeous, it was nearly impossible to only share a few of theÂ gorgeous photos by Kirsten Ellis of Beaux Arts PhotographieÂ with you today! Thanks so much to the fabulous team who put it together for sharing it with us today!
What I wouldn’t have given to be a part of this “little white dress” inspired shoot by Urbane Montage Events! The flowers, the colors, the dresses, the shoes, the accessoriesâ€”I truly can’t handle it. The peachy melon and aqua color palette is my absolute favorite and the bouquets byÂ Munster Rose are to die for. The little white dresses fromÂ Flutter Boutique that areÂ featured in this shoot would be perfect for a rehearsal, reception dress, or even a summer party! Every detail of this shootÂ and all the photos by Ashley Nguyen Photography are pure 100% fabulousness.
Goodness gracious, where did April go? I’m already finding myself looking at May as I make plans and am getting very excited for these April showers to turn into May flowers! Another fun thing to think about are May Day celebrations around a May Pole with all the colorful ribbons and flowers! How fun would that be as inspiration for a wedding?
In addition to colorblocking which we talked about last week, another detail I’m loving this spring are all the fun and girly floral patterns in shoes, accessories, and clothing. We’ve featured a few weddings with bridesmaids in floral dresses here at EAD, so let’s take a look at them as well as some other ways to incorporate this fabulous trend.
It’s usually about this time of year when snow melts, birds start to fly back, and plants that have been sleeping all winter begin to peek through the warming ground. This fabulous spring-inspired shoot byÂ Greia Marlow Events andÂ Kor Floral is a nod to all those elements we see emerging this time of year. Not quite in bloom yet, they featured bulbs and greenery in a modern tablescape in a neutral palette. You already know I’m a fan of dipped glassware, and I adore these modern invitations byÂ SeeLeigh! The perfect amount of spring and winter in each of these beautiful photos byÂ Nicole Chan Photography!
What a beautiful way to start the week – a gorgeous tabletop, dessert table, and fashion shoot inspired by a French countryside tea party!Â This chic shoot at Chicago’s Loft on Lake was designed by Carlene of Naturally Yours Events and features DIY and eco-friendly elements throughout.Â Carlene created the escort card display from strips of muslin, lace, and textured fabrics tied onto a piece of wood, many of the florals were grown by Larkspur and are all seasonal, and the stunning bridal gowns were created by MignonetteÂ Bridal using repurposed lace. Even the art from Emmy Star Brown is framed in old window panes!Â I’m utterly in love with each and every little detail and all of the images by Julia Franzosa Photography!
I love the delicate, romantic feel of ombre elements, and this gorgeous inspiration shoot from Eventity Inc highlights ombre in the most beautiful way!Â The Darlington House in La Jolla was the backdrop for a beautiful bridal look and tablescape in a classic pink, white, and sage color palette. The fresh, clean tabletop features flowers from Sweet Pea Flower Company and soft ombre menus and place cards from Cali Cards, and to top it off there is the most amazing cake from Hey There Cupcakes! Sit back and enjoy the fabulous images from Bryan N. Miller Photography!
Classic, timeless, and delicate, this gorgeous styled shoot from Holly Heider Chapple, Events in the City, Laura Ashbrook Photography, and an amazing array of Washington DC-area wedding vendors was inspired by the elegant style of the early 1900s and the story of the maiden voyage of the Titanic. The deep brown, burgundy, and gold color palette, classic calligraphy, and crystal accessories echo the opulence of the era while the mercury glass, taper candles, and lace table runner add modern day beauty. I am swooning over the to-die-for gowns and headpieces and the luxurious feeling of the shoot, a perfect combination of today’s vintage trends and timeless elegance.
Today is such a fun day for me because I get to show off my very first designed shoot! I was so thrilled when Sara Gray asked me to create a shoot for her latest MarryThis! wedding guide, and immediately enlisted the amazing Kelly Marie Uss of Fleur to join in to help me style a romantic summer wedding shoot, full of vibrant colors and elegant and fluffy blooms. I love trends, but wanted to take a few of the design trends that are popular today, such as vintage china and lace, and use them in a way that was classic and timeless, a wedding that would stay fresh and inspiring for years to come. We chose the absolutely fabulous Aeree Loft at Room 1520 as our venue, its clean white walls and amazing light were the perfect backdrop!
From the metal-topped table to the wire baskets and architectural florals and containers, this Inspired Creations Contest concept is more downtown city glitter than feminine and girly, and I am utterly in love.Â Studio28 Photo, The Stylish Soiree, Krista Jon, Archive Vintage RentalsÂ and Ashley ZwarÂ have created a modern, industrial take on glitz and glam with this peach, ivory, and black tabletop.Â A blackÂ sequin table runner (blackÂ sequin is the newÂ it fabric, ya’ll!) creates a dark and dramatic backdrop for the striking centerpiece of airplants, bromeliads, peachy tulips, garden roses, hydrangea, anemones, and reindeer moss.
Bellissima! Today’s Italian garden party wedding shoot, designed byÂ Brittany Lott of Elle Affairs, has us transported to Tuscany! The inspiration behind the shoot was the classic Tuscan alfresco dining experience, which was brought to life with the setting ofÂ Birmingham, Alabama’s La Tavalo. The beautiful outdoor table setting featured loose greenery, rosemary accents and olive oil favors, and we just adore the idea of an olive oil tasting barâ€”what could be more authentically Italian? The mix of modern and traditional elements was brought to life in the invitation suite fromÂ Jessica Stalkner at Empress Stationery and chic wrap bridesmaids dresses fromÂ Molly Green. And we are in love with the classic elegance of the gowns fromÂ Heidi Elnora. There’s so many detailsâ€”and stunning images fromÂ Spindle Photographyâ€”to swoon over right here in the gallery!
We love this fresh take on nautical style in weddings! Pale pink and gray stationery from Suite Paperie is still nautical-chic, but in a softer presentation than crisp navy and red.Â Dulce Dreams Events directed a stunning shoot filled with soft blooms from Lâ€™Oasis that fit right into the soothing color palette. With images fromÂ Alexis June Weddings and Cyrience Photography on a gorgeous old-school sailboat at Maritime Parc, we just canâ€™t get enough of this chic and sophisticated setting! Staying true to the theme, Madison Leeâ€™s Cakes used real seashells for the molds on the cake, and brown sugar created the illusion of sand. The modelâ€™s intricate GEMY by Gemy Maalouf gown is stunning! Weâ€™re in love with this shoot from top to bottomâ€”see every last detail in the gallery!
There is so much gorgeous inspiration in this collaboration shoot between Kristyn Hogan and the talented team at Historic Cedarwood, and we love it all! Amber Housley created the lovely floral stationery and helped direct the styling of this bridal party tea in the garden. Eclectic linens from Urban Outfitters ground the tables for a collection vintage dishware and vases on top, filled with bold blooms and some of the prettiest teacups weâ€™ve ever seen! The bridal party sipped pink Champagne from Le Grande Courtage while playing dress-up in amazing gowns fromÂ The Bride Room and accessories by Beatrice Couture Designs styled by Opulent Couturier. And aren’t you just in love with the playful side pony styled byÂ Jessica Jones? Run, don’t walk, to the gallery to soak up all of the inspiration!
We are just gasping for breath over this gorgeous bohemian shoot from Tamiz Photography! All of the vintage decor mixed with romantic pink blooms and lacy vintage dresses are stunning! The romantic island style of long, loose waves crowned with floral hair wreaths gives away this Maui location, yet there’s something ethereal and placeless about it as well. And have you ever seen a tree swing so pretty? We want to teleport ourselves into this shoot right now, but instead we’ll settle for staring at it all afternoon in the gallery!
Elisabeth Carol Photography brings us today’s gorgeous inspiration in shades of emerald green and glittery gold, and it’s fabulous! Set outdoors at the Bell Tower Chapel & Garden in Ft. Worth, Texas, this ivory tablecloth is striped in the color scheme and accented with gold flatware and Chiavari chairs. We love! Stunning white bouquets by Events a la Carte are a big burst of sophistication among the other elements, coordinated by Borrowed & Blue. An ivory cake festooned with fresh flowers from Sweetie Mae’s Sweetcakes looks like an edible version of the pretty table arrangements. The strapless gown from David’s Bridal gets a touch of bling, too, from glittery ballet flats. Enjoy this pretty and sophisticated soiree!
There’s nothing more mesmerizing than bridal fashions with Old World sophistication and gorgeous details, and these stunning images from Arielle Doneson Photography confirm that! Captured as a look book for Something White bridal boutique near Cleveland, Ohio, at the equally glam The Tudor Arms Hotel, these gowns and veilsâ€”especially all of the lovely laceâ€”leave us drooling! We adore the vintage look of the surroundings, complemented by pieces from Borrow Vintage + Eclectic Rentals. Baci Designer created the stationery for this shoot, and oversaw the styling of the entire day. We feel as though we’ve been transported to another era!
This gorgeous and bright shoot from Alixann Loosle Photography makes us feel like we’ve been transplanted to the glorious Mediterranean region, which is why it’s so hard to believe it took place at the stunning La Caille in Sandy, Utah! We love the tropical feel of the bold flowers from Urban Chateau Floral, their cues taken from floral motif stationery by Alexis June Creative. The breathtaking design, by the always fabulous Michelle Leo Events, gets a playful touch from the cherry red scooter, which we adore! The gorgeous bride is a show-stopper in a romantic, flutter-sleeve gownâ€”we are head over heels in love with all of the gorgeous images!