There’s nothing we love more than a classic Southern wedding! Sarah and Tim’s wedding was held at the beautiful William Aiken House in Charleston’s historic district, a beautiful setting for their simple but charming affair. Sarah is resplendent in an elegant ballgown and flowing veil, and we just adore the blush bridesmaids dresses and adorable navy flower girl dresses! So many lovely touches went into their dayâ€”see all of the beautiful images fromÂ Olivia Griffin PhotographyÂ in the gallery!
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Classic Museum Wedding in DC
We love this absolutely classic fÃ©te hailing from an illustrious museum in our nation’s capital today. This Washington DC wedding was photographed by one of our favorites, Lisa Blume, and it is elegant and so special and timeless. According to Kelly, she couldn’t take her mind off of the National Museum of Women in the Arts’s design and sweetly, how she could picture traipsing down the staircase to meet her dear dad at the bottom to walk her down the aisle to her beau Jamie (tears!). Speaking of tears, we had to mention this touching detail. Kelly needed to have her grandmothers there in some way, so to commemorate these wonderful women in her life, she shipped in two paintings from North Carolina of them and had her grandmother’s tea cup in her bridal suite. Endearingly, the teacup was a gift her grandmother gave to her sister for her wedding.
Blush Colored Wedding in the Temecula Desert
Let’s all take a moment (or two) out of our day to check out this bliss-inducing Janita Mestre wedding. It’s delightfully in the desert, so of course you’re going to spot a few cacti at Galway Downs, but you’re going to see such a dreamy color palette too. Being so close to Valentine’s Day, Stephanie and Alex wanted to evoke love all throughout, so they picked pink as their go-to hue. Big and bright blush and ivory florals by Events by Floral Sensations complemented the eye-catching David’s Bridal mauve bridesmaids’ dresses, and we loved this idea, too. Instead of continuing the soft tones everywhere, shake up the colors like Stephanie and Alex and throw a deep hue in the same color family somewhere that will be seen. Adding it to the bridesmaids’ dresses was a clever touch without overwhelming the couple’s desire to have an airy feel to their wedding day.
Massachusetts Wedding with Traditional Style
For their Massachusetts wedding day, Alex and Chris wanted nothing but everyone to have a splendid time, good food, good drinks, and good memories being passed around. All captured through the lens of The Light and Color Wedding Photography, the Ipswich couple chose to have a traditional wedding day. Alex chose a classic A-line Hayley Paige beauty and the cherry on top of her trousseau was her momâ€™s veil that she donned for her day. Their ceremony was held at St. Johnâ€™s Prep (fun fact: Alex is a dentist and St. Johnâ€™s Prep was the same school where Alexâ€™s boss and Chrisâ€™s dad went. The guys are still good friends!), Chrisâ€™s high school alma mater. For their wedding reception, they dressed up The Hellenic Center in shades of soft blues and pinks, and organic-style blooms designed by Chrisâ€™s sister-in-law, Teresa. Weddings like these that are centered around family and steeped in tradition always leave such a feel-good warmth to our day.
Elegant and Romantic Georgia Wedding
If you could imagine what a down home southern wedding would look like with a healthy serving of sophistication, we think it’s Shannon and Christian’s wedding, hands down. Our hats are off to Molliner Photography for capturing the sumptuous images we get to share with all of you. This Jekyll Island fÃªte is one for the Pinterest boards (and don’t be afraid to add all of the images!). It’s draped in neutrals galore; set against the couple’s picture-perfect venue, Crane Cottage; and the blooms by Straton Hall Events are stellar. We can just imagine dancing the night away under the mesh of the palmetto and oak trees. It’s giving us all the heart eyes, y’all!
Charming Ohio Wedding at Historic Estate
One gaze at this wedding and it would be hard to imagine that Leah and Andy wanted a laid-back fÃªte to reflect their easygoing selves because their wedding is dripping with classic elements. To say the least, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is an old world vision that Renee Lemaire Photography certainly captured at the Porter’s big day. Every aspect of the grounds exudes romance and the whole place looks like it was plucked out of a fairytale. Leah recalls going to Stan Hywet often as a little girl, so she knew it was THE place and after showing Andy, they were both hooked and began dreaming up their wedding. Their September wedding day consisted of a delicate cream and ivory palette with dabs of blush, expert florals by The Budding Tree, and ending the night twirling away underneath the trees and the stars.
Classic Blush and Gold National Cathedral Wedding
After Jessica and Zach got engaged, they sweetly joined Jessica’s parents on a trip to DC to celebrate their wedding anniversary. One of their excursions there was to take a walk on the grounds where her parents held their wedding ceremony, the National Cathedral. Naturally, they were so smitten with the gardens and the buildings that once they found out the Gothic-style cathedral was now hosting wedding receptions in addition to ceremonies, the New Yorkers jumped on the chance to get married there. Jessica wanted an “elegant and ethereal” day so with the help of Caroline Dutton EventsÂ andÂ Kate & Lilly Floral Design, they drew inspiration from the Bishop’s Garden on the grounds. With Audra Wrisley capturing all the pretty pale pink roses, peonies, greenery, and everything in between, the duo said their I do’s and partied the night away in one of the most amazing venues we’ve seen.
Colorful Boston Botanical Garden Wedding
Valerie and Ken’s Tower Hill Botanical Garden wedding was like walking into another time. Every corner was filled with gorgeous flowers and art, every detail simple in its elegance. The greenhouses and gardens at Tower Hill inspired the color and style for their wedding. Julie Lapham Designs created arrangements with succulents and airplants, roses, eucalyptus, and anemone, and many of the succulents are now growing in the couple’s home! Seeded paper escort cards doubled as favors, a Jenga game served as the guest book, and colorful tabletops graced the Orangerie. We’re simply in love with every moment captured by Arielle Doneson Photography!
Romantic Dallas Mansion Wedding
On the day of Katie and Alan’s wedding, Dallas decided to unleash a massive storm, so the couple and their wedding planner, Sarah of Keestone Events, moved their planned outdoor ceremony inside the gorgeous ballroom of Arlington Hall. And while we wouldn’t call a monsoon on your wedding day ideal, we have to say that the stunning indoor celebration may just have been a blessing in disguise! The golden ballroom made a beautiful ceremony and reception setting, and the elegant floral arch by Moss Floral Design did double duty as ceremony altar and a lovely backdrop for the reception! For the reception, white and gold centerpieces enhanced the golden beauty of the ballroom, while a pop of purple echoed the bridesmaids flowing dresses. The result is timeless perfection, beautifully captured by Dyan Kethley Photography!
Virginia Wedding at Tranquility Farm
Dana and Steven were married at the historic Tranquility Farm in Purceville, Virginia. The beautiful vineyards and rolling hills were the perfect backdrop for their day. Stunning florals and greenery by Colleen Rogin West complimented the flora and fauna of the estate perfectly! Dana was stunning in her Maggie Sottero lace gown, while her bridesmaids donned pale blue chiffon bridesmaids gowns. We simply adore all of the sophisticated rustic details and the beautiful imagery from Nikki Santerre Photography!
Romantic Philadelphia Wedding at Union Trust
Julie and Rossâ€™s love story began like any budding romance in college: Julie walked into a summer party Ross was already enjoying, and she caught his eye immediately. After he scrounged up enough courage to chat with her, they found out they both were attending George Washington University in DC. Realizing you couldnâ€™t get any more serendipitous than that, Ross asked Julie out on a date and the rest was history. With an epic wedding proposal at The Metropolitan Museum of Artâ€™s Temple of Dendur exhibition, the duo followed it up with more amazing architecture and chose to wed at Philadelphia’s Cathedral of Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and hosted their reception at Union Trust. Julie donned a stunning Berta wedding gown with vine detailing and Ross was the spitting image of a classic Hollywood leading man in his J. Hilburn tux. Kristin Weaver Photographyâ€™s captures show us all of the glitz and glam of the day and it instantly transports us to this fun fÃªte.
Summer Wedding at Whistling Straits
Megan wanted a destination wedding and Stephen, a local Chicago soiree, so they compromised by choosing Kohler, Wisconsin’s stunning Whistling Straits for their June nuptials. Any Midwesterner knows that the weather in June in Wisconsin can be a toss-up, and though the day started out gloomy and misting, right in time for the ceremony the skies cleared and the sun appeared! When thinking of their wedding style, Megan and Stephen knew that they wanted simple elegance, and their choices reflected that vision. Wooden tables and farmhouse chairs graced the stone reception room, with glimmering candles and swaths of greenery. The result was a chic and sophisticated wedding with timeless images from Jenna Marie Photography that we know they’ll forever treasure!
Elegant Amelia Island Wedding
Lindsay and Andrew chose the stunning Walker’s Landing in Amelia Island, Florida for their wedding, and the venue set the tone for their wedding style. Set on the water and with a bit of a rustic vibe, the venue was a perfect mix of whimsy and elegance. Lindsay’s bridesmaids donned beautiful mismatched champagne dresses, while the men kept it classic in tuxes, with Andrew sporting a white dinner jacket. Tiffany of Liz Stewart Floral Design crafted incredible florals to accent the flowing dresses and woodsy reception space. Edison bulbs and draped greenery were a “must have”, says the couple, along with dramatic swaths of drapery from the ceiling, and the organic, loose bouquets and centerpieces added to the romantic feel of the day. This truly unique and stunning wedding, captured by Brooke Images, is one we know you’ll fall in love with!
Sophisticated Winter Wedding
Kathleen and Joey’s grandparents grew up across the street from each other, so it was perhaps destiny that these two were meant to be together! They both come from large, Irish Catholic families, and knew they wanted to keep their wedding close to home. Their traditional Catholic ceremony was held at the church were Kathleen attended grade school, and their reception was at the North Shore Country Club where both of their families belong. The November nuptials gave a nod to beautiful fall tones and greenery, while also keeping things classic and elegant. Kathleen donned an elegant Carolina Herrera gown, with the same diamond barrette worn by each of her sisters on their wedding days – a gift from their grandmother. We adore this timeless day and know you’ll fall in love with the images from Julia Franzosa Photography!
Romantic Charleston Wedding at Boone Hall
Cody and Abby’s vision of a classic Lowcountry wedding came to life when they said their vows beneath the majestic oaks of Charleston’s beautiful Boone Hall Plantation. Their outdoor ceremony gave way to a celebration inside the Cotton Dock, where Beautiful Brides Events and The Purple Magnolia created an elegant atmosphere with glimmering chandeliers and swaths of greenery. Their perfect blend of rustic elegance was beautifully captured by Ava Moore Photography!
Classic Upstate NY Wedding
Emma and Taylor envisioned an intimate wedding with their closest friends and family. They selected the Aurora Inn on Cayuga Lake because Taylor grew up visiting his parents at their lake house on Cayuga, and the absolutely beautiful setting and historic town were an easy choice. With the dreamy backdrop, the couple kept the rest of their event light and airy with a crisp white tent, pastel color palette, and Taylor’s dress whites! The moving video from NST Pictures and lovely images by Asher Gardner Photography bring to life this lovely late summer soiree!
Classic Indianapolis Wedding at Scottish Rite Cathedral
The word ‘beautiful’ barely does justice for this Scottish Rite Cathedral Wedding, photographed by Danielle Harris Photography! Patia and George envisioned a quintessentially classic wedding in the heart of Indianapolis. The Scottish Rite Cathedral, with its richly appointed ballroom, was decked out from head to toe with lush greenery and overflowing blooms in vases that the couple collected in the year leading up to their wedding. The beautiful patina of the blue and white pottery paired with the spectacular space makes for a stunning affair that we know you’re going to adore!
Romantic Sarasota Garden Wedding
Elia and Enrique’s Sarasota wedding at Marie Selby Gardens was nothing short of a classic and elegant affair. With the beautiful serene waterfront setting and the gorgeous setting underneath the banyan trees, the setting was the perfect choice for the couple’s vision of organic elegance. Oh Darling accented the natural beauty of the locale with greenery, a sea of candles, and pops of white blooms. Bridesmaids donned glimmering Adrianna Papell frocks, while Elia selected a stunning Carolina Herrera gown. This classic couple and their romantic Florida wedding was beautifully captured by Ailyn La Torre Photography!
Colorful + Elegant Sarasota Wedding
Elegant, romantic, and colorful perfectly describes Tara and Georg’s wedding at Sarasota’s sophisticated Field Club. The couple lived in Italy for a time, and added some subtle Tuscan vibes to their Florida soiree. Working with Nicole of NK Productions (which Tara describes as “the best decision we ever made”), Tara and Georg created a romantic setting with stunning florals by Victoria Blooms that featured large coral peonies, olive leaf, and blush garden roses. Our favorite detail? The entrance fountain overflowing with lush florals! Petite bottles of olive oil served as place cards and favors, atop french blue linens and set next to table numbers hand-drawn by Tara’s maid of honor, labeled as their favorite Italian cities. Every small detail is flawless and beautifully captured by Tiffani Jones!
Classic Colorado Wedding at Cherokee Ranch
Erin and Cory’s wedding vision called for a natural, organic wedding in a timeless setting, and the couple fell in love with Cherokee Ranch & Castle the moment they set eyes upon its gorgeous stonework and lush pastures. Isabelle Kline Design created a romantic ambiance with a reception tent awash with greenery, and an outdoor ceremony overlooking the picturesque Colorado surroundings. Erin paired her Justin Alexander gown with a family heirloom sapphire ring as her “something blue”, and Cory donned a custom tuxedo from Trumaker. Every beautiful moment and the truly stunning setting were captured beautifully by Danielle DeFiore!
Charleston Wedding at Governor Thomas Bennett House
California-based Kate and Edward decided to tie the knot in Charleston, South Carolina, and fell in love with the classic and historic aesthetic of the Bennett House. Two hours before their ceremony, a ferocious summer storm came through, drenching their ceremony garden. Undeterred, The Petal Report and Tiger Lily moved the ceremony indoors to the base of the dramatic staircase. The rain cleared just as the ceremony ended, just in time for the couple and their guests to dance the night away to Palmetto Soul. These two are hopelessly in love, and it shows through in every beautiful moment captured by Rachel Red Photography!