After speaking to a friend about her upcoming nuptials in December, I got all excited about thinking of table plan ideas; an area where I believe the Americans are thrashing us with creativity and unique ideas.
Style Me Pretty, one of the largest American wedding blogs, is the source of all of these images and ideas.
Photo Credit (left to right):
- Our Labour of Love via Style Me Pretty
- Summer Street Photography via Style Me Pretty
- Ben Q Photography via Style Me Pretty
- Nathan Abplanalp via Style Me Pretty
- Liz Lovi Photography via Style Me Pretty
- Bethany Belle Photography via Style Me Pretty
- Stephanie Williams via Style Me Pretty
- Kristen Marie Photography via Style Me Pretty
- AE Pictures via Style Me Pretty
- Frost Photography via Style Me Pretty
I do love a good outdoor wedding and this one is pretty special. This is a day of details, many of them DIY and my personal favourite is the ‘something blue’ - it’s one of those quirks that I wish I’d thought of for our day so the best I can do is share it in case you are in need of a quirky ‘something blue’.
Captured by Karen Feder Photography she sums up Lindsay and Michael’s wedding day,
Perfect weather, perfect company and perfect day. A celebration planned in the private meadow of Michael’s parents was the perfect backdrop for the May wedding. So many DIY details made the day perfect ranging from the fun facts on the quaint town of Red Wing to the apple jelly that Lindsay and her mother made as favours for the guests to the doors that she made for the aisle entrance. The 9 nieces and nephews that roamed the meadow rung bells just before Lindsay walked down the aisle and as she and Michael were announced husband and wife. Their late night snack of sliders from White Castle (Michael’s favourite!) arrived in the middle of drinks and dancing and the couple ran through an array of sparklers as they left for the evening.
Peach and Grey Colour Scheme
I love the idea of peach and grey together for a wedding, it’s feminine without being too ‘girly’; a concept welcomed by many grooms I suspect.
It is also fresh, vibrant and modern.
Photo Credit (left to right):
Photo Credit: Weddings by Sasha Gulish
I fell in love with this wedding for two reasons:
- The bride and groom came out of the Church to a cascade of bubbles
- The photo with the bridesmaid in the red sunglasses
Captured by Rita Rojas-Sullivan Photography this is a lovely and happy wedding day.
Peter Langner 2013
Having worked for Dior and Lacroix, it is little wonder why Peter Langner’s creations are perfectly stunning. Sold only at Browns Bride in England, trying on a Peter Langner dress would be a real ‘Hollywood’ experience.
From left to right:
- Walking on Clouds
- Magic Moment
- Waking Up
- Non Solo Rose E Fiori
- Layers of Trust
- La Promessa
Like most of the UK I am pulled into the charms of Downton Abbey and I am seriously excited about the release of Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby (if you haven’t seen the trailer then watch it) Gatsby, what Gatsby?
Both are the influence behind this little theme board - a Downton Abbey/Great Gatsby/1920’s wedding. Take the style and pomp of the English and the hip-swinging vibe of America and you have yourself the perfect wedding.
Photo Credit (from left to right)
This is a jam-packed, colour feast for your eyes kind of wedding; with a Catholic ceremony in the morning and a Hindu one in the afternoon there is plenty to be inspired by.
One of my favourite details is the ‘wedding peg’; I want one!
Captured by Day 7 Photography, Sean tells us a bit more about the couple:
Celia, an MIT graduate, met Amit, a UT graduate, while in Boston. They had mutual friends who introduced them to each other in a group setting, and Amit played it cool. So cool that Celia thought he wasn’t interested. Despite appearing uninterested, Amit and Celia got along better than expected. Celia is now at San Antonio finishing her graduate work at UTSA, while Amit is in Dallas working for Deloitte, but their hearts are in Austin. Their wedding was at the beautiful Radisson Hotel by the Congress bridge, and there were amazing places for photography everywhere. The day was full of cultural festivities, including a Catholic ceremony in the morning and a Hindu ceremony in the afternoon.
This is why you have the big dress.
Alternative Wedding Shoes
I am firmly of the belief that a wedding shoe is not just for a day, it’s for life.
With that mantra in mind, it gave me the perfect excuse to spend a day at Bicester Village and splurge. Now, whilst I am not advocating that everyone should place their shoe choice on the same level, I do believe that you may as well choose a pair of shoes that are you.
Whether that is designer or high street, why not give yourself the enjoyment of being able to wear them again.
The best bit I think is that they don’t have to be white; in fact, the more colour the better because lets face it, anything will go with a white dress.
From left to right, here are some of my favourites: