First, I know that it’s been three weeks since my last Wedding Wednesday. I’m using my trip to Nashville for the ACFW Conference as my excuse. But really, there is no true excuse. I’m just bad.
I’m also not above using a picture of the cutest kitten around to get all your feels going.
But I digress.
When I was researching for today’s Wedding Wednesday post, I came across this stunning dress, so I clicked on all the links to track it down (as I always do), and came across the photographer’s pictures of the entire wedding.
Oh. My. Word.
You guys. This entire wedding is a stunner. So rather than curate a wedding this week, I’m just going to point you in the direction of the photographer’s blog post. Because gorgeous. The venue, the decor, the FLOWERS. And that dress.
I want the dress.
So go read it and enjoy the fab photography (if you’re in his area, he looks like a lot of fun!) and creativeness of the bride and groom in this colorful wedding!
Oh. My. Goodness. I can’t believe I’m late on this post. Again. Slap me upside the head!
So in honor of a very quick post written just before the end of the night, how about a quick wedding? An elopement? So let’s get down to City Hall!
For an elopement, you’re not likely to have a ginormous gown, but really…I’d still want a wedding gown. Who can resist this sweet frock?
Even though you’re having a City Hall ceremony, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a fab bouquet! This smaller one is convenient (less to carry and hold onto when you’re waiting for your number to be called) but still stunning.
Because you’re going to need a cute way to tell everyone you just eloped!
When you get married at City Hall, you’re saving a lot of money. So why not throw a moderate-sized party for your family and closest friends?
Have your reception at a downtown restaurant! Restaurants located in old factories with exposed brick and beams give a fab atmosphere…so much so, you likely wouldn’t need any decorations except maybe some special table settings brought in.
Because why not?
This is such a simple, sweet engagement ring, but still totally unique…just like you.
So, my patient people? Would you ever have a City Hall wedding? They can be so fun!
So this is a last-minute post. It’s Tuesday night and I just realized tomorrow is Wedding Wednesday! Eek! So I went to peruse Pinterest (duh) and was struck by the realization that I haven’t (gasp!) done a Steampunk wedding! Because yes! (Wait for the cake, you guys. To. Die. For.)
I. Love. This. Dress. And that’s really all I can say. Because it’s gorgeous.
Okay. So these are more scroll work than steampunk, but still. I love them.
How cool are these??
I die. (Yes. That is a real cake.)
I die. Again.
Would this not make a fantastic guestbook for a steampunk wedding?
So? What did you think? Would you do a steampunk wedding? I’ll admit it’s not my normal style, but I can’t help but love it!
I’m in the South this week (Central Florida, to be exact) and thought of doing a post on a Florida-style wedding. But in looking at those (mostly beach, which I’ve done recently) weddings, I saw one done on a plantation…hence this Plantation Wedding post!
As always, let’s start with the dress! Because who doesn’t love the bride’s dress???
I bet you expected me to go with a big, ol’ southern-belle-type dress. 😉 I looooove the simplicity of this dress in a plantation setting, though! I think it’s so sweetly elegant.
How incredibly gorgeous is this New Orleans plantation? A perfect, gorgeous, stunning (because one can never have too many adjectives for this location) place for your ceremony (and reception!). (And look at that Spanish Moss!!!! It adds so much to the atmosphere.)
A little gift for the guests, because the South is hot…and humid. (Ask my hair how it knows.)
Is that not brilliant??? Some misters for the guests to spray on themselves to cool off during the ceremony and/or reception. These ones look to be straight up cucumber and lavender-mint. I love!
A sweet, simple cake to go with the sweet, simple dress. I love that it’s all white with some pretty plantation greenery to bring out its beauty. ❤
The guest book:
While I’m not actually the biggest fan of quilts, how simply beautiful (and memorable!) is this guest book?? The guests each sign a square, all of which are later sewn into a quilt. Such an heirloom treasure! (Honestly, I think the bride had a stroke of brilliance!)
So how did you like that? Would you ever do a plantation-style wedding? I have to admit, it’s more beautiful than I thought it would be!!
Oh you guys. You’re probably all going to wonder what took me so long to get to this Wedding Wednesday.
I don’t know. I haven’t had enough coffee, apparently. I need more.
But today. Today is the day. Today…I present, a Book Lover’s Wedding.
Yes. ALL THE YESES!
Isn’t this dress sweet? I love the classic lines and deep sweetheart neckline, but you know what I adore?? How the color reminds me of vintage book paper, and the layers remind me of falling book pages. I love this. For reals.
And bonus jewelry:
Because who doesn’t want Pride & Prejudice earrings?! (I may actually go find these and buy them just because. Don’t tell the husband though, k?)
Because YES. Even though these are pages from a book, which kinda hurts my heart. BUT I HAVE A SOLUTION! You can download images of book pages, print them out on both sides of a piece of paper, and then create this bouquet with those printed pages! See? IT’S A GOOD PLAN.
For the Groom:
Yeah, for once I’m including him in this. Nice, eh?
How cute is this?! With the most important dates listed on the library card, then the wedding date? As an invitation?? I’m in love.
Because who doesn’t want to be married under a book arch?! I die.
For the guest book table? How cute!
I admit it, I couldn’t decide. One is less literal and two are, well, more literal. And I love them all.
I love how clean this one is, except for the “ink print” on a couple of the layers. Very simple and elegant!
This one is sweet and simple, and could be personalized to the bride and groom specifically. Love.
So this one is definitely more colorful, but I adore the idea of having book titles on the cake that both the bride and groom love. I mean, this. is. fab.
Okay, so this is actually an idea from a bookstore. But really, this could easily be done as wedding favors for guests! Do this and let the guests each choose one. You can go to a used bookstore to find these books, so you’d not only be saving a bit of money, but supporting a local business. What could be better?
Well? What did you think? Would you be all over a book wedding?
Confession: I kinda want to renew my wedding vows just so I can have this wedding. Whoops.
Hello. My name is Mikal and I’m a fairy tale addict.
Yes. It’s true.
Yeah, I’m a nerd. So anyway, Belle, that little book-lovin’ lady, was always my favorite. Who wouldn’t want a Belle-inspired wedding? Right? Right???
Okay, so this may look more like a Cinderella dress, but I could totally see a Belle-lover wearing this, too. 🙂
Okay, so I’m not really looking at the shoes here. I mean yes, these are the shoes, but the design on the back of the shoes are actually vinyl decals. Go figure! Pretty ingenious, if you ask me. I can’t help but love these just a little.
The table centerpieces:
These. I love these. Probably my favorite part of this post. 🙂
So, this isn’t really a cake. However, the trend this year is moving away from cakes. And really, Belle is more about the tea (poor girl…coffee is way better), and what goes best with tea? Cookies, of course! Macaron cookies. Isn’t this so fun??
What do you think? Would you do a fairy tale-inspired wedding? If so, what fairy tale would you be inspired by?
Don’t you love weddings? I do. Oh-so much. I might even be a little…obsessive. But only a little.
One of my friends tagged me in a photo today of the most beautiful boho wedding cake and said that’s what she wants for her wedding! (I wonder if she knows she’s already married??) So I thought I would take that and run with it! (Thanks, B!)
So let’s start with the cake, since that’s what I’m basing this wedding around!
Uh, yeah. That. Is. A. Cake. Isn’t it completely stunning??? What incredible craftsmanship!
Bohemian chic, people!
With a bonus headpiece!
And because I adore jewelry:
The set is so unique, but isn’t it G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S??? I die.
Hm. What kind of wedding are we thinking this week? I have a whole list of ideas, but I just saw a cake on Pinterest, so I’m breaking my norm of building a wedding around a dress: I’m building it around the cake instead!
A Vintage Glam Wedding
First, the cake:
Isn’t it devine??
The stunning dress:
I love, love, love how the shoulder and back draping echoes the draping on the cake. How perfect?!
Because wearing a veil over that back would be a shame–in my humble opinion, of course–I present the hairpiece:
Again, the draping. Because apparently that’s what I need to see today.
The outdoor room:
This outdoor room is absolutely perfect for photo set-ups, like this one, as well as a quiet spot for the newlyweds to rest–and smooch!–during the reception. I think this is so perfect!
The table setting:
Every vintage glam wedding needs some gold!
(Oh, I’m excited about this one!)
I. Adore. This.
Brooch bouquets are so exquisitely beautiful when paired with the right style of wedding. And dress. Okay, so this may be too much to go with the dress I chose, but I don’t care. 😉
So there’s the Vintage Glam Wedding for today! What do you think? What would you keep? Change? What’s your idea of the perfect wedding style?
I know St. Patrick’s Day isn’t until next week, but Wedding Wednesday fell a week early, so…why not celebrate a week early? Right? Riiiight???
So, I’m not Irish. (I’m actually Scottish, Norman, and German-Dutch.) But I love St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe because I can wear Kiss me, I’m Irish shirts and no one questions it. 😉
Oh goodness. Do you ever watch those wedding dress shows? And you just can’t understand how a bride can spend so much money on two dresses because they can’t decide between the two?
I now understand.
So today, there are two dresses. Just consider the second one to be a reception change.
Isn’t this second dress cute?? And look at the gold sparkles. Perfect for the gold accents that show up a little later in this post! 🙂
So, apparently this week I’m indecisive. Because now I have two hairstyles. Ugh. The dresses call for an up-do, but really? Who can deny this half-up do?
You can’t have a St. Patty’s Day wedding without some Celtic knots! And isn’t this the cutest place for them?!
So for the up-do for the dresses, though, here’s what I found. Braids. Too sweet!
The Bridesmaid dress:
You guys. I’m dying over this one. Dying. I need it.
The one thing that you need to be careful of in themed weddings is going overboard. So nixing the green on the cake helps to up the elegance. (But I have to admit, I’d probably remove that shimmery gold clover.)
I looooove the gold as an accent color with an emerald green wedding. So pretty!
Bonus! The ring:
When I spotted this, I had to include it. Because. Bling.
So what do you think? Would you want a St. Patrick’s Day wedding? What’s your favorite from today’s post?