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Feb 19, 2016

A Black and White Wedding With Vibrant Floral Details | Kate and Ben

Snow, fur and vibrant bouquets make up this AMAZING black and white wedding inspiration featured today! When planning their Ohio winter wedding, Kate and Ben didn't have a particular theme in mind, which worked well in their favor because their engagement lasted just about two months. So, quick decisions and flexible compromises were key to their wedding day success. And who would have even known it didn't take months to plan? The details were exquisite, from the mix matched black and white bridesmaids to the unique floral arrangements made by a close family friend. Special thanks to The Cannons Photography for this lovely submission. Enjoy!

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Feb 11, 2016

6 Fabulous Bridal Shower Ideas Inspired by Tiffany's

Looking for fabulous bridal shower ideas? Well look no further because we have tons to share with you today, inspired by every woman's dream jewelry destination - Tiffany's! This gorgeous shoot was submitted via Photography by Jacquelynn Buck and I thought it would be amazing inspiration for those of you planning a special event for your favorite gal pal. Whether you are looking for a unique theme or just fun bridal shower details, this inspiration is guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing! Enjoy!

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Feb 09, 2016

A Vintage Fall Wedding Filled With Chic Flair at Storybook Gardens | Amy + Jay

So much inspiration in this vintage Fall wedding! This is my favorite time of year to tie the knot and this particular theme I promise does not disappoint! Amy, our blushing bride, is a perfect example of vintage chic, with her long and elegant, lace trimmed gown and soft curls highlighted with a simple white flower. The addition of a shawl was perfect for the occasion and meshed brilliantly with her mix matched bridesmaids. The bouquet was by far a winner for me with it's lovely sunflowers contrasted with deep red accents. Special thanks to Jon Larson Photography for this amazing submission. Enjoy!

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Feb 04, 2016

A Uniquely Styled Wedding Session | 'Where the Wild Things Are'

This stunning styled wedding session takes event creativity to a whole new level! An inspiring children's book theme, 'Where the Wild Things Are,' puts an amazing spin on a much sought after fairy tale wedding experience. I couldn't help but think of Arcade Fire's 'Wake Up' while browsing this submission - my quirky need to internally apply a soundtrack, especially when it comes to magical details, gets me super excited! I truly love all the forest elements used throughout the shoot from the gorgeous twig bridal crown to the feathery wedding cake. And the scenery - truly breathtaking! Special thanks to Elizabeth Cryan Photography for this fabulous submission. Enjoy!

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Feb 01, 2016

Boho Themed Fairy Tale Inspiration with a Fabulous Fall Color Palette

Who knew that 2016 would be so full of fairy tale inspiration! Today we have a bit of a twist on the whole story book theme with a beautiful South Korean fall forest setting and a gorgeous, platinum haired bohemian bride. Fabulous, right? The color palette chosen by the collaboration between Roxy of City Girl Searching and Marketa of Bohemian Mint is so bold and dreamy with it's deep fuchsia and yellow mustard tones it makes all the crispy, dry foliage look truly amazing! And the combination of the bride's fur and wool shawls really give the overall style a lovely texture. I have to say though, my favorite element is the twig and berry crown, complimenting the model's make-up and making those lips pop! Enjoy!

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Jan 26, 2016

A Quirky Shark Themed Wedding with Touches of Peacock Flair | Carlisle + Brad

Carlisle and Brad's shark themed wedding was truly one of a kind! Their wedding was assembled together mashing up the various interests of the couple, from the bride's love of sharks to the addition of a peacock palette and rustic, country feel. Separately one wouldn't think those elements go together, but somehow it all worked out and the photos shine with laughter and love. Special thanks to Erika Follansbee Photography for this super fabulous submission. Enjoy!

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Jan 22, 2016

5 Ways Lovesick Expo is Changing the Wedding Exposition Game

Last week, I had the most amazing opportunity to join Lovesick Expo in Philly to showcase our She Riot wedding apparel line! The experience (presented by the ever fabulous Offbeat Bride) was like no other, catering specifically to offbeat couples, filled with unique wedding vendors from the area, at a local live music venue. Um, how bad ass is that? For the first time EVER, I actually felt like I was with MY kind of people. People that understood my style, my interests and the exact people that I would include in planning my OWN wedding! (You know, if I were to do it all over again, lol.) Since this expo is super one of a kind, I wanted to share with you what really sets them apart from the traditional (and boring, yeah I said it) wedding expos you may have attended in the past. If you love what you read, scroll to the bottom and check out which cities Lovesick will be visiting next. Enjoy!

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Jan 20, 2016

A Fairy Tale Inspired Styled Wedding With Soft Pink Accents

Dreaming of a fairy tale inspired wedding? Well, look no further because today Rae Marshall Weddings is sharing a stunning display of pink and sage fantasy that is sure to get your creative juices flowing. I love so many things about this shoot, from the story book forest setting right down to the bride's softly curled side braid. And that pink tulle dress paired with the bling necklace - so amazing! I so adore non-traditional, non-white dresses, and this one fits the princess mold to perfection. Even the groom has some fabulous style, with a relaxed (and might I add sexy) open shirt perfectly tailored for a prince! The extra details of the white crown and gold trimmed mirror really tied the whole theme together, creating a unique setting and fabulous color palette perfect for a magical and romantic wedding. Enjoy!

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Jan 18, 2016

After the Storm | An Eerily Beautiful Engagement Session in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Stunning in a magical and somewhat eerie way, this after the storm photo shoot documents the aftermath of one of the most damaging storms in all of US history - Hurricane Sandy. Alon and Vera didn't let this super storm interfere with their engagement photo plans, in fact, they embraced the destruction, leaving us with gorgeous, contrasting images that will just make your jaw drop. The bride to be's strapless purple gown really allowed the elegant style of the couple pop away from the muted and abandoned city backdrop and beach wreckage. I really love that this shoot exhibits not only the love this couple shares, but also the loyalty and pride they hold for their beloved city of New York. I find a lot of creativity comes from improvisation of unconventional circumstances and this shoot is no exception. Special thanks to Boris Zaretsky Photography for sharing such a meaningful session and reminding us all that we are all just mere gleams in the eye of Mother Nature and she is surly a force to be reckoned with. Enjoy!

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Jan 15, 2016

A Cozy Outdoor Wedding with Festive Fall Elements | Megan + Brian

This fabulous outdoor wedding that I'm sharing with you today comes from our friends at BG Productions and their 'Pope Weekend' adventure with the lovely Megan and Brian. If you aren't familiar with the 'Pope Mania' that took place in Philadelphia this past September, it was quite an event. The media spent months terrifying all that would be in a 20 mile radius of the city with warnings of sold out accommodations and gridlock conditions. BUT, in the end, the city handled the Pope's visit seamlessly and his presence didn't really effect any areas outside of where he appeared, leaving Megan and Brian to thoroughly enjoy their romantic and cozy woodland wedding theme with friends and family. Enjoy!

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Jan 13, 2016

A Bestie Photo Shoot | 5 Reasons to Document a Friendship With Your Favorite Gal Pal

A bestie photo shoot is an excellent way to celebrate a friendship before a major life changing event, such as going away to college, getting married or having a baby. Although I never need an excuse to jump in front of a professional photographer's lens, here are some reasons to celebrate the bond you share with that special lady in your life. Enjoy!

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Jan 11, 2016

A Magical Wedding in Iceland | Maja + Patrick

M&J Studios is back again this week sharing an AMAZING wedding in Iceland that is sure to inspire your inner wanderlust! Maja and Patrick are just the cutest couple and their free spirit personalities and impeccable style not only make this elopement super unique, but also solidified a magical union between these two special forces. Enjoy!

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Jan 08, 2016

5 Fabulous Reasons to do an 'In Love' Photo Shoot

What is an ‘in love’ photo shoot and why should you do one? In short, this type of photo shoot can be done either before a couple is engaged or after they are married. This can be with their wedding photographer or a different professional photographer. As a guide, the session is 1-2 hours long and approximately 30-50 retouched photos should be expected from this session. Typically the couple can wear two different outfits and shoot at two different locations.

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Jan 06, 2016

An Icelandic Engagement Session | The Journey of Lauri + Sarah

Seeing the images from this Icelandic engagement session in my inbox a few weeks back, truly took by breath away. I literally have been bursting with excitement leading up to the debut of this lovely couple's journey around this gorgeous country. Upon receiving this submission, my husband Derek and I were coincidentally discussing taking our next anniversary trip to this wonderful land and after flipping through these AMAZING images, I think we are both in agreement that this is a must see destination! Who knows, maybe we'll have a fabulous anniversary session to share with you in the very near future! Special thanks to M&J Studios for this beautiful submission. Enjoy!

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Jan 04, 2016

Festive New Orleans Wedding Inspiration

This New Orleans wedding inspiration encompasses everything about the fabulous culture of the southern city and was all shot believe it or not - in Denver. Just shows how a little magic on set can transform one of the coldest regions to one of the warmest. This styled shoot has absolutely stunning fall and winter style, from the rich color palette to the accents of holiday decor and the touches of Mardi Gras culture as well as the fun dramatics of Voodoo cookies and fortune tellers truly make this inspiration one of a kind. Special thanks to Fearless Photography for the lovely submission. Enjoy!

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Dec 03, 2015

15 Yellow Bridesmaid Dresses Perfect for a Bright and Sunny Wedding Day

December can often be cold and dreary, but I have some amazing yellow bridesmaid dresses to share that I guarantee will bring you out of your winter funk. We all know that with a little imagination and creativity, pretty much any color could seamlessly fit into a season themed wedding palette, but there is something about the color yellow for me that screams spring and summer weddings. Often synonymous with the sun, yellow is the best hue to create enthusiasm for life and can awaken greater confidence and optimism. No wonder brides love including this vivacious color into their wedding day! Whenever I see yellow, I can't help but smile, so selecting yellow for your bridesmaids just might be the ticket to pleasing everyone across the board! Enjoy!

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Nov 30, 2015

Jewel Toned Bohemian Wedding Inspiration in a Fairy Tale Forest Setting

This jewel toned bohemian wedding inspiration is such a dream! I love everything about this shoot from the antler decor, to the gold details and fabulous color palette - so gorgeous! And to top it off (and I might add, my favorite element) tons of yummy desserts! The variety of treats in this shoot were beyond impressive and each one had a super unique element such as the thin multi layered ombre cakes and contrasting colored deliciousness of bite sized heaven on a plate. All were sprinkled throughout the fairy tale like forest setting and left my mouth literally - watering. Special thanks to my lovely friend Marketa of Bohemian Mint for this beautiful submission. Enjoy!

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Nov 25, 2015

A Harry Potter Themed Wedding with Magical Elements | Veronica + John

This amazing Harry Potter themed wedding has me absolutely swooning! Fresh off my magical trip from Universal Studios, I feel a very real connection with this event because I was able to spend some time wandering the streets of this wizarding world of fantasy, much like the impeccable and super impressive details featured in Veronica and John's most fabulous day! All the decor was planned out ever so cleverly, from the Gryffindor color palette to the sorting hat themed cake, creating a fairy tale atmosphere to be enjoyed by Potterheads and non-fans alike. Special thanks to Sachi Villareal Imaging for this super unique submission. Enjoy!

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Nov 23, 2015

Rose Garden Wedding Inspiration from Christianson's Nursery

This lovely rose garden wedding inspiration is an absolute delight! Laura Nichols Photography did an amazing job capturing the colorful beauty of this Victorian styled nursery and applying it as a potential outdoor wedding theme. I love how she chose a real married couple as models because the connection really shined through the entire shoot. My favorite element here has to be the Frankie & Maude gown! Such stunning details and I love the alternative palette to traditional white! The vintage school house and floral inspired cake were also absolutely gorgeous details that really made this styled event super unique. Enjoy!

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Nov 19, 2015

A Disney's Up Themed Engagement Session | Ashten + Sam

This Disney inspired Up themed engagement shoot oozes an exorbitant amount of vibrant and cheerful vibes - it just makes me feel fuzzy all over! Our featured couple, Ashten and Sam, are huge Disney fans, so much so, they channeled everyone's favorite lovebirds, Carl and Ellie, in a super cute photo session that I was surprisingly able to get through without crying a bucket of tears. (If you have seen the film, you will know what I'm referring to, lol.) While, Sam was originally in the dark about the whole engagement shoot theme, he quickly transitioned into the role of Carl after Ashten surprised him with the romantic gesture of an adventure book containing memories of their first years together.

I truly loved all the amazing details that tied this nostalgic theme together from the bouquet of colorful balloons to the vintage camera and picnic scene. And where did they find that amazing house?! Such a cute addition to this colorful session! Also, I can't leave out Ashten's fabulous pre-wedding style! The bold yellow lace dress paired up with a shiny red lip was a stunning combo. Special thanks to Claire Diana Photography for this beautifully styled submission. Enjoy!

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Nov 17, 2015

A Rustically Blush Wedding at a Formerly Burnt Down Gymnasium | Jenna + Evan

A sparkly exit featuring a barefoot bride is just one of the rustically blush wedding details we are so excited to be sharing with you today! Jenna and Evan combined their sentimental attachment to an historic venue with their elegant style and desire for rustic elements and created a stunning event perfectly mashing up the somewhat contradicting themes. You see, these two are no amateurs, they work in the wedding industry and have attended countless events, so being inspired on the reg helped them piece together their own wedding story in a very unique way. Special thanks to Claire Diana Photography for this stunning submission. Enjoy!

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Nov 13, 2015

A Maine Honeymoon | A Romantic Retreat Exploring the Beauty of New England

Concluding our week long celebration of fabulous honeymoon inspiration, I bring you an adventure that I hold near and dear to my heart. Derek and I spent our second wedding anniversary on the lovely and romantic coast of Maine. It was a super relaxing way for us to reconnect and fall in love all over again. Check out some of the spots we enjoyed along with a list of fabulous food recommendations!

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Nov 11, 2015

Honeymooning on an Alaskan Cruise | 9 Must Try Arctic Adventures

Continuing our week of honeymoon inspiration, I'm sharing my favorite traveling moments from a U.S. cross country road trip to the adventure I'm sharing with you today - an Alaskan cruise! Derek and I celebrated our first anniversary in this AMAZING location and have so many fun ideas to share! If you'd rather trade beaches and warm sunny weather for brisk wildlife adventure, then Alaska is the perfect trip for you and your partner!

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Nov 09, 2015

9 Fabulous Road Trip Ideas for a Cross Country Honeymoon

I've got the traveling bug! To celebrate my vacation in Disney this week, I thought I'd share some of my favorite trips that would fit perfectly into a honeymoon destination of your own. First up is my very own honeymoon where Derek and I spent the first two weeks of marriage in a car adventuring from New Jersey to California. Check out some of our favorite spots!

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Nov 06, 2015

A Rocky Mountain Wedding With Romantically Rustic Details | Jessica and Chris

Wow, where do I begin with this absolutely stunning Rocky Mountain wedding submitted by Milton Photography?! For starters lovely homemade decor, special musical guests, rustic elements and a cozy feel. Jessica and Chris threw a truly gorgeous event, incorporating subtle soft candle and string lighting throughout with recycled family wedding decor, not only creating romantic ambiance, but also made their guests feel much more than just onlookers. Enjoy!

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Nov 03, 2015

A Playful Beach Engagement Session | Laura and James

I'm so in love with this whimsical beach engagement session by our lovely friends at Velvet Storm Photography! Not only does Laura and James have a love story which mirrors a modern day Hollywood romance, they also have the most amazing sense of humor, as you can see from the staging of their playful pre-wedding shoot. Fully stocked with props like balloons, umbrellas and wagons, these two were able to give us a quick peek of the love they clearly share with one another - even when they are having a colored chalk fight! Enjoy!

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Oct 30, 2015

Designer Watch | The Lakum 2016 Fall Collection

The Lakum 2016 Fall Collection has arrived and it's more fabulous than ever! These gorgeous gowns made their debut at bridal fashion week earlier this month and they exhibit stunning textures, patterns and my personal favorite - a whole lotta gold accents! Since I chose to lay low key this season, (aka played hooky from the bridal madness) I quickly realized how disappointing it was to miss out on these beautiful designs in person. You see, I'm very touchy feely when it comes to fashion, so not being able to have my way with the gowns (especially the Suzanne and Veronica) was a huge bummer! But luckily we have this amazing photo shoot to serve as eye candy to satisfy your wedding sweet tooth.

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Oct 28, 2015

Bohemian Opulence | A Styled Wedding in the Pine Filled Forest of Georgia

We are serving up a huge dose of bohemian opulence today with a styled shoot from one of our fav featured photographers, Andie Freeman Photography! Andie teamed up again with Jessie (event planner with Southern Sophistication Designs) to create a unique wedding fantasy to inspire brides around the world to think outside the box and combine the gold glamour of an elegant wedding with the rustic influence of a forest setting. There are so many elements I absolutely adore about this shoot, such as the lime green sofa and chimney ceremony focal point, but what I loved the most was those Sergio Rossi bridal shoes! Talk about swoon! Enjoy!

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Oct 26, 2015

A Fabulous English Farm Wedding Featuring a Vintage Volkswagen Bus | Kat and Matt

We are so super excited to be sharing this lovely English farm wedding submitted by our overseas friends at Velvet Storm Photography! You might recognize our featured couple, Kat and Matt, from their vibrant metropolitan engagement shoot that appeared on the site earlier this year. They used this same laid back feel and colorful tone and incorporated it into their beautiful farm affair. I love that these two didn't follow any rules when planning their day. They included everything that represented their unique personalities and still pulled off an incredibly seamless wedding. Some of the amazing details that stood out to me were the stunning purple bridesmaids gowns, fabulous retro bridal hair, giant marquee 'LOVE' letters and the groom's clever emergency wedding flask. Throw in vintage decked out VW transportation and you have yourself one gorgeous event! Enjoy!

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Oct 23, 2015

A Boudoir Photography Session with Exquisite Floral Lingerie and Moroccan Flair

I'm literally bursting with delight to finally share this stunning boudoir photography session captured by my ever so talented friend and fellow lady boss, Kylene Cleaver of Simply Boudoir Photography! Channeling her background as a former ballerina, Kylene poses her models in the most elegant way, capturing the true beauty and essence of the feminine form. She is also a genius when working with light and did a fantastic job highlighting the richness of color and texture within this amazing handcrafted lingerie by Jessi Wilson of Floral Designs by Jessi. Jessi has an unbelievable eye for creativity and the beautiful corset and panty set she designed is not only super sexy, it also has a quality of uniqueness that I have not seen in any other featured styled shoot. Makeup artist Jen Terrell also did a beautiful job incorporating a mocha color palette into the glitzy gold and plum Moroccan theme. The addition of a bronze headpiece was truly the icing on the cake, completing the seductive scene and causing jaws to drop around the world. Enjoy!

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Oct 21, 2015

Mad Men, Music and Beer | A 1960's Inspired Styled Wedding

Mad Men, music and retro decor - what more could you ask for? This 1960's styled wedding has so much inspiration for brides planning a vintage theme, from the vinyl record wall decor to the mid century modern furniture sprinkled throughout the event. Even the venue has historic significance! It was a former brewery recently revamped for special events and has a super unique feel. Special thanks to IJ Photo for this super swanky submission. Enjoy!

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Oct 19, 2015

An Organic Farm Wedding with a Monochromatic Purple Theme | Hannah + Wesley

This beautiful organic farm wedding took place at the magical locale of Farm Kitchen. Not only is Washington one of my all time favorite states to visit, its also known for the love of local farmers and vendors they inhabit for a more fresh and healthy lifestyle. Hannah and Wesley chose this as a wedding theme along with a lovely palette of purple and created an amazing afternoon of wedded bliss (as you will see from their Scrabble themed signage.) Special thanks to our friends at Manette Gracie Events for submitting this stunning event. Enjoy!

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Oct 16, 2015

6 Wedding Planning Tips for Wannabe Organized Brides

Organization is key to any successful event and absolutely necessary during wedding planning. With so many moving parts you may feel sometimes as if you are spinning one too many plates than you can handle. Look, we've all been there and I too, once upon a time, had to deal with the stress, time crunch and whirlwind of planning exercises needed to pull off my special day without a hitch. So I've compiled a short list of wedding planning tips that will help you begin your journey as an organizational planning goddess!

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Oct 14, 2015

An Artistic Boho Wedding with a Forest Theme | Stephanie + Mike

This artistic boho wedding inspiration is a nature lover's dream. Our featured couple, Stephanie and Mike, wanted a hand-crafted feel to their special day, but were very budget conscience, so extra creativity went into their event design to make it not only look amazing, but also gave it their own special touch. The two most fabulous elements of the day that stuck out for me were the gorgeous braided bridal hair and beautiful rustic bouquets - super cute! Special thanks to Delaney Dobson Photography for this magical forest themed submission. Enjoy!

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Oct 12, 2015

A Surreal Utah Wedding Portrait Session Highlighting the Bonneville Salt Flats | Heather + Ethen

A little bit of adventure and a whole lot of beauty make up this surreal Utah wedding portrait session by Tony Gambino Photography! Perfection from every angle, this gorgeous couple has produced some of my favorite wedding images to date. I absolutely love everything about this submission from the stunning bridal style to the groom's rugged sex appeal. The addition of the dirt bike ride (the groom's occupation as stunt daredevil with the Nitro Circus) really gave the shoot a unique edge, combining the raw and sometimes dangerous sport with the magical whimsy of the water's reflection.

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Oct 09, 2015

Formally Bad Ass | Trash(ed in) the Dress Conquers the Gun Range!

I'm so excited to share this formally bad ass edition of our latest adventure with Trash(ed in) the Dress! After our whimsical Coney Island experience on Father's Day, Randi and I didn't want the excitement to end, so we quickly planned our next outing - this time at a gun range! That's right - we shimmied into our favorite wedding attire for an adrenaline filled afternoon of target practice. Even the guys couldn't resist this event, so we invited them along to for some friendly competition in seeing who had better shooting skills - the wives or the husbands?

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Oct 07, 2015

A Chic Penthouse Wedding in Midtown Manhattan | Rainne + Chris

This chic penthouse wedding highlights the very reason why New York is everyone's favorite city. Oozing cool from every angle, Rainne and Chris combined a modern - all white - penthouse with vintage furniture details, creating a one of a kind event to celebrate with friends and family. The amazing skyscraper background not only served as a backdrop for bad ass wedding photos, but also as a symbol of the strong bond that forms when two people decide to unite as one. Special thanks to Olli Studio for this amazing submission. Enjoy!

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Oct 05, 2015

Pastel Wedding Inspiration from The Farm at Dover

We are featuring whimsical, rustic romance today in this pastel wedding inspiration submitted by our friends at Katie Guth Photography. What is there not to love about this wedding theme? The lovely, modestly laid back bridal style, the quaint barn setting and stunning watercolor invites - so amazing! And my tummy is totally rumbling from gawking at those beautiful treats - enjoy!

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Oct 02, 2015

A Maine Honeymoon | A Romantic Retreat Exploring the Beauty of New England

Still deciding on where to celebrate your newly vowed nuptials? A Maine honeymoon is a phenomenal location for U.S. based newlyweds looking for a short romantic getaway or long adventurous experience, without the need of a passport. For those of you who can't exactly afford a two week excursion in Tahiti, Maine is equally as beautiful - highlighting the very best of what New England has to offer. Back in May, Derek and I visited the AMAZING locale of Bar Harbor for our second anniversary and we have the first hand scoop on what to see, where to stay and most importantly where to EAT! If quaint, affordable (hello lobsta dinners!) and rustic amenities are up your alley, consider this beautiful state the perfect place to start your first year of wedded bliss.

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Sep 30, 2015

An Intimate Backyard Wedding with Fabulous DIY Details | Madelliene + Trey

An intimate backyard wedding is the perfect platform for a nature themed garden ceremony and this featured couple did an AMAZING job with all their DIY elements. The bride, Madelliene, wanted lots of green with pops of yellow as a color palette mixed in with textures of leafy vines and moss for decor. The groom Trey also had his hand in the preparations creating a illuminating atmosphere of multiple strands of string lights to set the mood. I really loved the addition of the color beige, that really tied in the earthy theme with all the kraft paper and quirky fonts. And I can't leave out their adorable puppy, (omg - those eyes) who was able to attend since the venue was right at home! Special thanks to Ashley Durham Studios for this super cute submission. Enjoy!

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Sep 28, 2015

An Earthy Barn Wedding with Vibrant Pink Details | Bryanna + Josh

We are head over heels in love with the beauty of this earthy barn wedding! Our featured couple Bryanna and Josh, absolutely adore nature, so having an outdoor wedding was an easy decision they made early on in the wedding planning. The earthy chic theme came later when they saw how fabulous the venue of the Stouffer Springs barn complemented their vision. The two had fun with adding natural, rustic details and the palette would not have been complete without the amazing pops of hot pink flowers throughout the event. Bryanna's bouquet was truly stunning! Special thanks to RJ Russo Photography for this beautiful submission. Enjoy!

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Sep 24, 2015

An Elegant Barn Wedding With Southern Charm | Ashlyn + Seth

I'm super ecstatic to be sharing this lovely elegant barn wedding with you today! This is the ultimate inspiration for all you southern brides looking to throw one hell of a country themed good time! Barn venues are my absolute favorite and Ashlyn and Seth did an amazing job incorporating their personal touches, like the love of Coca-Cola, into the homey feel of their rustic, yet desirably sophisticated reception. I always love a good mash up of wedding genres and this wonderful collaboration of country and class make this wedding day truly one of a kind. Special thanks to Brandy Angel Photography for this beautiful submission. Enjoy!

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Sep 22, 2015

A Sophisticated Engagement Session Capturing the Majestic Blue Ridge Mountains | Jessica + Kevin

The rich colors and cool autumn feel of this sophisticated engagement session makes me ooze with delight-fullness. Jessica and Kevin chose the breathtaking location of the Blue Ridge Mountains for their engagement photos for good reason - they were engaged there just a few months prior! This amazing landscape has it all - endless mountain views, beautiful foliage and vintage buildings perfect for a diverse documentation of their love. And let's not leave out the stunning attire and style they both posses. I love that they didn't go totally casual, a somewhat common choice with a nature themed photo session. It really gave the photos that extra um-pf! Overall, I adore their sense of travel, ability to style and most of all the glimpse they gave us into that magical day! Special thanks to Mantas Kubilinskas Photography for this absolutely gorgeous submission. Enjoy!

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Sep 17, 2015

A Festive Winter Wedding With a Snowy Backdrop | Greta + Shane

This festive winter wedding contains everything a winter bride is dreams of - bright colors of gold and red, lots of sparkles and an amazing backdrop of snow! Now Pennsylvania is no stranger to an occasional winter time flurry, but honestly the odds of it actually snowing on a day that is planned well in advanced is definitely chock full of some newlywed luck. While some may look at it as a nuisance, I think it is a fabulous setting for amazing wedding photos! Special thanks to Smile Love Peace Photography for sharing Greta and Shane's special day. Enjoy!

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Sep 15, 2015

A Summer Barn Wedding With Traditional Mormon Elements | Julia + Brian

A summer barn wedding is a delightful way to celebrate a union between lovers and our featured couple, Julia and Brian, put a unique spin on their own, including personal creativity into this festively rustic theme. Starting with a love of the mountains, nature and general enjoyment of being outdoors, these two tied in several whimsical bicycle details throughout their special day - so cute! Also, I truly adore all the modestly fabulous attire, from the bride's three quarter sleeved lace gown to the incorporation of blue into the bridesmaid's stellar styles. Special thanks to Logan Walker Photography for this lovely submission. Enjoy!

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Sep 10, 2015

Royal Wedding Inspiration with Spectacular Views of Northern Italy

I'm so excited to share with you this magical glimpse of royal wedding inspiration from the breathtaking northern region of Italy. Italy is one of those countries that I have always wanted to visit and this shoot encompasses everything I imagined it would be. From the historic buildings to the exotic landscape, this one of a kind inspiration contained the perfect foundation to capture the beauty and elegance offered by this lovely country. I really enjoyed the attention to detail with the addition of elegant tea time details, antique furniture and jaw dropping bridal wear. It really gave the shoot an extra dose of old world charm! Special thanks to Fotografa Matrimonio for this absolutely beautiful submission. Enjoy!

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Sep 08, 2015

An Orange and Black Wedding | Jane + Dan's Halloween Inspired Nuptials

Amazing orange and black wedding inspiration for the Halloween lover in all of us! Trying not to totally rely heavily on the spooky holiday as a defining wedding theme, planner Manette Gracie Events incorporated a beautiful fall color palette and other seasonal elements like lanterns, black lace and moss into Jane and Dan's super fun and unique event. I especially loved the cardboard cut out of their adorable dog incorporated in the family photos! Just shows what an awesome sense of humor this lovely couple has together. Special thanks to Tasha Owen Photography for sharing her work. Enjoy!

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Sep 03, 2015

A Uniquely Styled Comic Book Theme | Wedding Inspiration from the Ann Arbor Art Center

Fabulous wedding swagger with a quirky comic book theme is the inspiration behind this Ann Arbor based styled shoot. I absolutely love all the details brought together by Amanda Mae Photography and TwoFoot Creative - from the sophisticated artsy venue right down to the fun super hero stationary! A colorful color palette combined with an adorable (and stylistically tasteful) amount of childhood nostalgia makes this lighthearted wedding theme truly one of a kind! Enjoy!

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Sep 01, 2015

An Elegant Irish Wedding at Dublin's City Hall | Lesa and David

Inspired by Shakespeare's A Midnight Summer's Dream, this Irish wedding is full of whimsy, romance and gorgeous floral details. Having not one - but two - amazing locations to celebrate their special day, Lesa and David's first stop was to their ceremony, which took place at the beautifully historic and stately building of Dublin's City Hall, where they professed their undying love for each other. The remainder of the day was spent at the beautiful Radisson Blue St. Helen's, where Lesa transformed her admiration of the classic play into romantic centerpieces and whimsical reception decor making her day nothing less then the fairy tale she had imagined. Special thanks to Art Wedding Photography for this lovely submission. Enjoy!

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