Okay, so I know it’s not Halloween yet and we are still clinging to the last days of summer. But if you’re planning a Halloween wedding (or a wedding with a candy bar or unique décor or, heck, even a backyard wedding) then you have to check out Laurin and Brett’s wedding, photographed by Ashley Photographer, which has some of the most inventive wedding décor I’ve seen in a long time.
Laurin took the idea of a Halloween wedding (her favorite holiday, by the way, which always adds a nice touch) and had a great time with it, while still somehow keeping it, dare I say, classy (I know, not the word you’d normally use to describe a wedding featuring skeleton…
There are some weddings that come through my inbox where I think, “Oh man, I wish I’d be invited to that party”, which was most definitely the case with Brandy and Doug’s wedding, photographed by Heirloom Creative. Held on a small beach in South Carolina, the couple threw the ultimate backyard wedding (if your backyard happens to include an incredible views of the ocean).
And, to me, it looks like Brandy and Doug (and all of their guests) had seriously good time; judging by the couple’s smiles and the amount of love Heirloom Creative captured, I’d say their wedding details – barefoot on the beach, a serious dance party, the “Fortune Telling for Brides” book and tree carving – fit…
Whether you’re planning a nautical, New England soiree or a laid-back, ocean-front wedding, if your wedding is happening by water than you’ve probably been checking in with Weddings Waterside (and if you haven’t, hop to it!). We’re so happy to introduce Kathleen, a true expert on waterside weddings, as our newest guest blogger!
Throughout life, there is no better bit of advice than to make the most of what you have. This is especially true when it comes to wedding planning.
As you begin the planning process, take a good look at what you already have at your disposal and consider how you might integrate these things into your wedding day. Maybe you have an aunt who spent twenty years…
Maybe it’s because it’s been raining here for the past few days, but all I can think about is going outdoors and enjoying the sun. And there is no better time to head outside and let Mother Nature work her magic than on your wedding day.
I’ve put together a few of my favorite outdoor wedding venues, but I’m sure I’ve missed a bunch! Let me know what I missed or if you’re planning an outdoor wedding in the comments section.
Beach: Of course, at the top of our list has to be beach weddings (okay, maybe I’m a teensy bit partial because that’s where I got hitched). There is something so romantic about waves crashing onto a sandy beach…
Sometimes it feels like you can sum up a wedding with a single element – a vintage hairband, an elegant arrangement or, in Ashley and Eddie’s case, really cool shoes. Between Eddie’s Vans, the bridesmaids’ Toms and Ashley’s hot pink flats, you get the sense this is a couple who is ready to enjoy their wedding day and life together.
And their photos by Acres of Hope Photography capture that sense of closeness and fun – their First Look series is absolutely priceless and you can’t fake the laughter and smiles that pepper their shots with their friends, their vows and during their first dance. I’ve gotta say, they kinda sparkle, don’t they?
Venue: Skyline Ranch outside San Diego
Photographer: Acres of Hope
Event planner: Couture Events
Proud to say Acres of Hope Photography is a mywedding member.
Cuba and Anna’s wedding is exactly the kind of wedding that we hope inspires all styles of couples – a wedding that is 100% true to the couple and how they envisioned the day. Not only did Anna hand-sew the couple’s wedding attire, as well as their children’s outfits and the officiant’s but all of their friends pitched in, providing everything from stage equipment to catering to the photography.
And it sounds like it was one heck of a party! Guests were treated to an all-night dance party that lasted into the next day (I should note that Cuba works in IT for mywedding.com so some of our lucky staff got to participate in the all-night revelry!).
I can’t really do justice…
When my sister got married last year one of my favorite moments was at the end of the ceremony when the new couple hopped on a tandem bike and rode off into the sunset. Okay, maybe they just rode around the block but it still created a very dramatic exit.
I only wish we would have known about these bike seat covers from Beatrice Bikes. They’d spruce up a bike nicely, taking it from everyday to special enough for your wedding day, don’t you think? And the handle bar bag is totally genius. It acts as a handle bar bag while you’re cruising around town and once you get to your locale you can swing it over…
Recycled bottles for water & lemonade: Young House Love
Backyard table set-up: He & She Photography
BBQ wedding invitation: Azure Blue Design
Activity place mat: MaeMae Paperie
Photo frame favors: Connie M Chung Photography
Drink tub and straws: Docuvitae Photography
Sunflower Seed Label: Tie That Binds Weddings