Sophisticated and ethereal, this inspiration shoot is all about Old World elegance. Joy Proctor brought the glamour and mystery of the Middle East to life, with lanterns, hand lettering from Julie Song Ink, and fabulous gold jewelry to pair with an absolutely stunning Amanda Wakeley gown. An elegant bouquet of green helleboresâ€”tied with Silk & Willow ribbonâ€”is an unexpected and unique choice, the soft petals perfectly contrast with the gown’s geometric beading and Kalyn’s dramatic hair and makeup by Luna Bella. We are utterly in love with these gorgeous images from Kina Wicks!
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Elegant Socially Distant Wedding Inspiration
Today’s wedding inspiration comes from the idea that downsizing your guest list and implementing social distancing measures into your big day does not mean that you have to downsize your vision! Magnolia Celebrates shows us ways to elevate your wedding style, such as using smaller, more intimate tables and creating unique tablescapes or place settings for each, using stately plate covers for a plated meal, or displaying a faux wedding cake throughout the event. The team behind today’s post was inspired by the old Spanish architecture of the venue. They incorporated shades of mauve, brick, cappuccino, and sage into the tablescapes, each table getting a unique set of linens and gorgeous florals by Flowers By Yona. So many wonderful ideas from this shoot and these photos by Caroline Willett are sure to give you lots of ideas for your own wedding, whether it will be in the time of social distancing or not!
French Garden Inspiration in Washington
A backdrop of verdant green climbing ivy and dreamy painterly florals would play a muse for any impressionist artist, so it’s no wonder that Indigo Event Design chose the stunning gardens and chateau of Monet Vineyards for this Claude Monet-inspired shoot. BLUE Floral Company created a pastel rainbow of locally-sourced florals to paint the outdoor ceremony space and stunning bouquet that is worthy of Monet’s brush itself. Lush centerpieces of coral and butter yellow peonies, lavender scabiosa, and dusty blush roses sit atop a french blue table, with just the right touch of regal elegance from gold flatware and chargers. Romantic and intimate, these photos by RTFaith Photography prove that even a micro-wedding can be a fairytale wedding too!
Modern Organic Elegance Wedding Inspiration
While the color palette of a fall wedding is often full of bold shades, this neutral and natural inspiration from the lens of The Simmons Photography really caught our eye. Julia and her equally-impressive team of fellow wedding vendors took a brief departure away from the tried-and-true jewel tones and went stark white and toned down for fall. Layers of cream and ivory enhanced the pristine white room and hints of dried florals from Evergreen Flower Co. provided just the right amount of color. This color palette and design would work beautifully throughout all seasons of the year, especially if you incorporated a lively background like a sage green wall! It’s a great pop of color and you know us: we’re all for stand-out details.
Elegant Hunter Green Wedding Inspiration
Any way you spin the color green in a wedding palette, it is quite the versatile shade. From soft pastels like mint or sage to deep hues like the beautiful emerald or hunter green, you can easily use this earthy color at any wedding during any time of the year if you fancy it. It’s so timeless and we’re glad that wedding extraordinaires like Olive Fine Weddings & Events and Alexandra Lee ran on the same wavelength as us. This styled shoot has a hefty helping of green all over it, and if you take out the seemingly wintry elements to this inspo, you can readily use it all throughout the year. The luxe blooms by Willrett Flower Co. (check out the installation framing the sweetheart table!) may need some tweaking when it comes to what’s in season and what’s in your area, but no matter if you’re a spring or summer bride-to-be eyeing this shade of green, you’ll certainly get the same gorgeous effect that Alexandra snapped for us.
Classic Soft White Wedding Inspiration
Hands down, an all-white wedding is the utter classic wedding palette. It will go down in wedding inspiration history as one of our favorites here on EAD. As simple as it is, a white color scheme can make a wedding feel so luxurious and elegant and the varieties are endless. In this captivating Flora Bloom Photography editorial at the bright white Venue 1902, Pearl White Events (how perfect) opted for a soft, creamy white and ran amok with it. The venue is painted in a stark white, so gingerly toning the room down with ivory linen-clad tables dotted with blush and gold details and foliage was an exquisite idea. Punctuating it with a cleanly-done ceremony section with heaps of green space and a brick-lined lounge area makes this styled shoot chic, modern, and timeless to boot.
Romantic Estate Wedding Inspiration
Though the setting may be in Southern California, the Villa Del Sol D’Oro transports us to Tuscany with its romantic European estate feel. Sweetest Love Events designed an elegant outdoor soiree with a beautiful mix of vintage elements and muted tones. Sibyl Sophia Floral Design created a showstopping bouquet and pastel garden-style arrangements for the alfresco reception and sweetheart tables, whose buttery tones echoed the villa’s graceful exterior. The stylish couple embraced the glamour with a sophisticated pale dove gray Willowby by Watters gown from Mary Me Bridal and classic tuxedo from The Black Tux . We are completely smitten with this dreamy wedding shoot photographed by Devon Donnahoo Photography!
Elegant Inspiration at the St Regis Dubai
The luxurious The St. Regis Dubai was the inspiration for this stunning styled editorial from Olga Che ofÂ Save the Date. Selecting a color palette of taupe, ivory, and brass to echo the hotel’s grand staircase and silk-embellished walls, Olga worked with Firenze Florals to create a tablescape with an opulent, elegant feel. Blown glass chargers, a sea of taper candles in a mix of neutral and metallic colors, and a mix of low and high centerpieces with areca palm leaves graced the table, each place setting fitted with a gold palm leaf detail, a nod to the locale. The overall effect is glamorous yet understated, as are the bridal looks styled by MHG Beauty featuring both a classic ballgown and a crystal beaded mermaid gown from Vanila Wedding Boutique. The entire scene is the height of sophistication, and beautifully captured by Enchante Studio!
Ethereal + Romantic Wedding Inspiration
Set at Bluemont, Virginia’s The Retreat at Cool Spring,Â this exquisite inspiration shoot was created and photographed at theÂ For The Love of Film Workshop hosted by the incredibleÂ Matoli Keely Photography. From the quiet moments while the bride is getting ready to a sunlit portrait session, each moment styled by Linda Ha EventsÂ is warm and romantic. Delicate gowns fromÂ Gossamer VintageÂ pair beautifully with organic florals byÂ Nature Composed.Â JKW Beauty styled a lovely and soft updo and luminous makeup for a natural, elegant bridal look. A seasonless color palette of champagne, coral, ivory, slate, and warm green enhanced the natural beauty of the estate and flowing silks fromÂ Silk and WillowÂ andÂ Willow KnowsÂ completed the scene. We are absolutely spellbound by every image captured byÂ Matoli Keely Photography!
Light + Airy Loft Wedding Inspiration
Loft venues are the epitome of modern urban elegance, and this gorgeous light and airy shoot at Brooklyn’sÂ W LoftÂ is fresh and timeless! The high ceilings and plenty of window light pair with a gorgeous green, ivory, and gold palette to bring the simplicity of the outdoors in.Â Whimsy WeddingsÂ created a tablescape with gold candlesticks, wild greenery, and ivory blooms, and the hints of sparkle add a festive flair to the soiree! AÂ Monique LhuillierÂ gown is sophisticated and chic, and perfectly paired with the groom’sÂ PenguinÂ tuxedo. We adore each beautiful image captured byÂ Merari Photography!
Dinner Party on the Beach
It’s not often I get to share a partyÂ that I was not only lucky enough to style, but also lucky enough to attend! So naturally, I’m especially excited to share today’s dinner party on the beach. The celebration? My lovely friend Jenna of That Wife‘s 30th birthday! The setting? One of the most picturesqueÂ places in the Bay Area, the Carmel City Beach. We set out to create a celebration with florals that complementedÂ the natural seaside landscape, a healthy dose of metallics, and a bit of a Middle Eastern flair. We had such fun choosing flowers from the wholesale market and arranging them in a mismatched vessels that we collectedÂ from Home Goods and local thrift stores. Gorgeous pale green and copper chargers, rose gold flatware, and Moscow mule mugs set the table, which was completed with woodenÂ bench seating, allÂ fromÂ Classic Party Rentals. Sand-colored linens and a patterned runner fromÂ Napa Valley LinensÂ echoed the beach setting. Pretty pops of Jenna’s favorite color, kelly green, were peppered throughout, including on the gorgeous calligraphy place cards fromÂ JM Paper & InkÂ and serving trays fromÂ Anthropologie. We all had the best time getting glammed up byÂ Dolce Vita BeautyÂ and putting on our pretty frocks for a fabulous party, which concluded with blankets and a bonfire on the beach. It’s so wonderful to relive these wonderful memories in the beautiful imagesÂ fromÂ Majesta Patterson!
Rustic Mountain Wedding Inspiration
The breathtaking beauty of the Colorado Rockies and Vail’sÂ Piney River RanchÂ is the backdrop for today’s inspiration shoot, and the one-of-a-kind location truly sets a spectacular stage. Surrounded by seemingly uninterrupted wilderness, rustic charm abounds. We love this unique take on a mountain wedding, which features industrial elements and metallics that bring a bit of the city to the ranch. By mixing rose gold, copper, gold, and silver with unique touches such as Edison lights and marquee letters,Â Pink Diamond EventsÂ brought a heightened sense of style to a traditional setting. Lush and earthy florals fromÂ Petals and PoursÂ grace the table fromÂ Old Wood Soul, which was paired with modern copper chairs fromÂ Ecletic Hive. A white cake from Megan Joy CakesÂ with feather accents brings a delicate final touch. There is so much to love in these gorgeous images fromÂ Danielle DeFiore!
Destination Wedding in Park City Utah
Several months ago we shared Maryam and Josh’s Salt Lake City garden wedding, and today we have the huge honor of revealing Maryam’s gorgeous sister Mondi’s wedding to her handsome groom Cory! The sister’s unique personalities shine through in their choice of wedding, and Mondi’s is all about sophisticated glamour.Â Their destination wedding was set atÂ The St. Regis Deer Valley,Â surrounded by mountains, and the couple worked withÂ Allison Baddley of La Fete Floral & EventsÂ to plan and design an Old-Hollywood meets glamorous-rustic wedding. The ceremony provided the perfect occasion to incorporate Mondi’s Persian heritage.Â The Sofreh Aghdâ€”a beautiful spread of items meant to symbolize what the couple wished for in their marriageâ€”took center stage, and a Persian rug graced the ceremony aisle. The reception entrance featured a unique seating chart display: a 10 foot moss wall showcasing a wall of mirrors directing guests to their seats. Tables featured a mix of richly-colored arrangements (how gorgeous are those burgundy orchids?) and swaths of greenery echoing the surroundings. We are completely smitten with this entire day, and adore each image fromÂ Heather Nan Photography!
Intimate + Timeless Neutral Wedding Inspiration
Be still our hearts. Sara Cangueiro fromÂ Hoje Ã© especialÂ designed this ethereal inspiration shoot around the theme “Love is the salt of life”. Her vision of a timeless and romantic wedding was brought to life with a neutral color palette and a stunning setting. Seixas do Minho, Portugal’sÂ Villa IdalinaÂ has an almost other-worldly feel, its stately ceilings and paneled walls in the most perfectÂ shade of blue and gold. The gorgeousÂ florals byÂ Hoje Ã© especialÂ added a romantic touch to the intimate table setting for two. Janine is resplendent in a Jesus Peiro PortoÂ gown and gold jewelry from Jewellery for Al, with tousled waves byÂ Pedro FerreiraÂ and soft makeup by Makeup By BÃ¡rbara BrandÃ£o. A simple cake with sugar laurel leaves fromÂ Peace of CakeÂ is delicately placed on a wood console, and taper candles alight the room. We are utterly in love with each frame fromÂ Momento Cativo!
Rustic Fall Wedding Inspiration
Virginia’s late fall colors are positively stunning, and today’s inspiration shoot shows them off to perfection! Using the transition from autumn to winter as their inspiration, the team ofÂ Reverie SupplyÂ andÂ Wild Green YonderÂ brought the mood of the season to life. The bouquet created by Lori Tran ofÂ Wild Green YonderÂ may just be one of our absolute favorites ever with itsÂ sprawling greenery, autumn blooms, and flowing ribbons fromÂ Silk & Willow. The inimitableÂ Laura Hooper CalligraphyÂ hand-lettered gold ink on charcoal paper to create stationery that beautifully encapsulated the spirit of the shoot, and we adore the laceÂ Sarah SevenÂ gown paired with loose, easy waves styled by Erica Basha. We’re smitten with each and every image fromÂ Reverie Supply!
Romantic Holiday Wedding Inspiration
Hello my dears and happy Christmas! I hope you are in the midst of much merry and bright. We have some beautiful and romantic holiday inspiration for you today from the Chicago dream team of Hello Darling, Nimble Well, and Kina Wicks! Taking inspiration from the colors of the season, Natalie from Hello Darling created a positively stunning bouquet in shades of crimson, blush, and garnet which pairs beautifully with centerpieces of beautiful greenery garland and a sea of taper candles. We adore the dessert table, which features the most lovely gold and white confection fromÂ Luscious Layers Bakery. The addition of silhouettes is such a romantic touch, and touches of berries and cotton echo the softness of the season. Run over to the gallery to immerse yourself in all of the holiday inspiration!
Texas Elegance with European Influences Bridal Portraits
On her special day, every bride wants to radiate elegance and grace in their bridal portraits. But there’s something extra magical about Texas elegance with a hint of European influence. The combination of delicate lace, beautiful flowers, and just the right amount of sparkle can make any bride feel like royalty. Every detail from the stunning dress to the perfect veil adds to the romantic beauty of the bride. These bridal portraits capture that ethereal elegance that is the perfect representation of a bride who is getting married and preparing to embark on a new journey with a touch of european flair.
Modern with a touch of Rustic Intimate Elopement Inspiration in San Miguel de Allende
Who would have ever thought that combining modern with rustic would come out to look so gorgeous? But it really does! Feminine and modern with a hint of Western-elegance are all ways to describe this inspiration shoot at Rancho Las Sabinas- an exclusive venue within the historical town of San Miguel de Allende.
Romantic & Whimsical Wildflower Nashville Garden Styled Shoot
This romantic and intimate editorial shoot is set in a field of wildflowers at the Green Door Gourmet farm in Nashville. Styled by RSVP Events, the design features hues of pinks, peaches, and yellows, with gold and lilac accents for the perfect romantic summer wedding. The ceremony setting is a gorgeous floral arbor in the wildflower field, with a table, bar, cake, and a champagne/cocktail cart nearby.
Florida’s Bok Tower Gardens Styled Shoot
Tuscan meets tropical at this Bok Tower Gardens wedding inspiration shoot. Located in Lake Whales, Florida, Bok Tower Gardens boasts historic landmarks and treasured architecture, secluded in lush gardens. Acres of ferns, palms, oak and pine trees and flowering foliage provide a serene and naturally beautiful setting that allows for the tile mosaics, sculptures, carvings and custom ironwork of Bok Tower to stand out for its own beauty. The vision of this wedding inspiration shoot was understated elegance. From the natural vibe of the paper goods crafted by Love Offering, to the palette of neutrals and dainty touches of gold, the entire design was dreamt up to exist in harmony with the serene setting rather than compete with it for attention.