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It’s our weekly real weddings recap! This week, we’re showcasing a chic winter wedding from Birmingham, a rustic Oregon countryside wedding, and a stunning wedding in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Happy Friday!
Chic Birmingham Winter Wedding – Marie and Adam were married at Trinity United Methodist Church followed by a reception at Iron City in Birmingham, Ala. on December 19. If you can’t already tell by this stunning shot of the bride’s cathedral veil, this winter wedding is not to be missed! The couple’s adorable first look had us getting a bit teary-eyed at our desks.
Photo by Al Weddings
Formal Fall Ohio Museum Wedding – Brett and David were married at Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 31. The bridal party looked pretty in pink, but that’s just the beginning of this wedding’s chic details. We also love the bride’s Kate Spade high heels and the bridesmaids’ whimsical fall bouquets, which were decorated with strands of ribbons.
Photo by Megan Noll Photography
Rustic Oregon Farm Wedding – Abbi and Jake were married at Hoffman Farms Store in Beaverton, Ore. on August 15. “When I was in the market for a wedding venue, Kelly Hoffman, my mom’s best friend, offered for us to use her barn,” Abbi said. “I was shocked by the offer and was so honored that they would want to be such a large part of our special day.”
Photos by Leah Banick Photography
Intimate Nevada Desert Wedding – Anna and Sergey held a private wedding ceremony in the stunning Mojave Desert in Nevada on March 8. Their wedding proves that sometimes, less is more! The peach sunset sky and stunning backdrop at their ceremony site has us swooning.
Photo by Wedion Photography
Romantic Fall Backyard Wedding – Alison and Benjamin were married at the bride’s aunt and uncle’s home in Hendersonville, N.C. on September 12. The rich jewel tones and lush tablescapes are just some of our favorite details from their big day.
Photo by Corey Cagle Photography
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Real Weddings
Tags: Al Weddings, Chic Birmingham Winter Wedding, Corey Cagle Photography, Formal Fall Ohio Museum Wedding, Intimate Nevada Desert Wedding, Leah Banick Photography, Megan Noll Photography, Romantic Fall Backyard Wedding, Rustic Oregon Farm Wedding, Wedion Photography
Happy Friday! This week, we’re sharing a beautiful autumn wedding from Arkansas, boho wedding inspiration from Los Angeles, a brunch wedding from Texas, and last but not least, two summer weddings to celebrate the start of June. Enjoy the full galleries below!
Summer Montana Barn Wedding – Whitney and Patrick were married at the Big Yellow Barn in Bozeman, Mont. on July 3. Their outdoor ceremony took place on a beautiful summer day, complete with a stunning mountain backdrop. A reception was held inside the venue’s cozy barn.
Photo by Kacie Q Photography
Nautical Maryland Inn Wedding – Megan and Brian were married at the Inn at Osprey Point in Rock Hall, Md. on September 19. This waterfront soiree has us swooning. We love the bridesmaids’ beaded seafoam green gowns, not to mention the gorgeous reception decor that had just the right amount of nautical details (think navy striped runners and weathered wood).
Photo by Flora + Fauna
Modern Boho Los Angeles Wedding – Natalia and Kyle were married at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Los Angeles, Calif. on June 20. You won’t want to miss the oh-so-amazing view from their ceremony site, which was at the top of a hill overlooking L.A.! We especially love Natalia’s eye-catching pink bouquet filled with proteas, ranunculuses, and peonies.
Photos by Smashing Weddings
Playful Texas Brunch Wedding – Anna and Erick were married at St. Jerome Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas followed by a reception at ZaZa Gardens on February 28. If you’re considering a morning wedding, check out the full gallery for more inspiration! The couple treated their guests to yummy brunch food, such as made-to-order waffles and bananas foster.
Photo by Monica Roberts Photography
Woodsy Arkansas Ranch Wedding – Emaly and Thomas were married at the Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch in Dardanelle, Ark. on November 22. Getting hitched in the fall? Take a cue from this couple and choose a color scheme with dark red, gold, gray, and purple hues. The result is so pretty!
Photo by B.Matthews Creative
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Real Weddings
Tags: B.Matthews Creative, Flora + Fauna, Kacie Q Photography, Modern Boho Los Angeles Wedding, Monica Roberts Photography, Nautical Maryland Inn Wedding, Playful Texas Brunch Wedding, Smashing Weddings, Summer Montana Barn Wedding, Woodsy Arkansas Ranch Wedding
Photo by Kane and Social
Since the Supreme Court’s historic ruling in favor of nationwide marriage equality on June 26, 2015, the wedding-planning landscape in the United States has changed. How? Well, WeddingWire, Inc., Community Marketing & Insights (CMI), GayWeddings and the Gay Wedding Institute just released the 2016 Survey of Contemporary Couples & Current Wedding Trends which details just how far we’ve come and how much weddings have changed in the relatively short time since the historic ruling.
Here are a few interesting details from the report, which comes from a survey of 1,400 respondents:
- More same-sex couples are now choosing to get married in their home states (77%) because they no longer need to travel to another state for legal marriage recognition.
- The number of same-sex couples celebrating their unions with a ceremony and reception with invited guests has increased to 79%, from 43% prior to 2013.
- Emotional support for same-sex couples has increased. For example, support from parents of same-sex couples has increased from 46% to 60%, compared to 86% for opposite-sex couples.
To learn more about same-sex couples post-marriage equality, check out the 2016 Survey of Contemporary Couples & Current Wedding Trends »
Photos (except where noted) by Genevieve Nisly Photography
Cleveland-area engaged couples and their wedding parties, family, and friends gathered at The Barn at Mapleside Farms for WeddingWire Cleveland’s Spring Soirée. This evening affair featured talented Cleveland wedding vendors who pulled out all the stops to provide couples with a memorable experience. From delicious bites and beverages to engaging entertainment to planning advice, there was no shortage of wedding inspiration. Take a peek inside the party, perfectly captured by Genevieve Nisly Photography.
The Barn at Mapleside Farms provided the perfect party backdrop, with its breathtaking views, vaulted ceilings, and rustic elegant ambiance.
Guests enjoyed drinks on the terrace and mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres from A Taste of Excellence Catering that included open-faced mini sliders and a stunning antipasto display. For dessert, Patisserie 42 served up a variety of mini cupcakes while showcasing their gorgeous cake creations.
Graceful Wedding Company dressed up the space with beautiful floral arrangements set atop wood slice chargers. Amber uplighting and in-house string lights enhanced the intimate and romantic vibe of the venue.
Guests enjoyed music from Raise the Roof Entertainment while they mingled and posed for 60-second caricatures from Adam Pate…
Photo courtesy of inFocus PhotoBooths
…and enjoyed photo booth fun complete with a huge array of props from inFocus PhotoBooths.
Brides-to-be also enjoyed a little pampering in the bridal suite, where Ashley Matho On Location Makeup Artistry provided bridal beauty tips and touch-ups.
To round out the inspirational evening, two local wedding planners shared their top tips with guests. Valarie from Kirkbrides and Jennifer from Heart 2 Heart Occasions revealed their expert ideas to help make the planning process smoother – a perfect addition for couples with questions!
A huge thank you to everyone who attended and to all of our participating partners! If you’d like to find out about future events, you can reach out to WeddingWire Community Manager Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s time for our weekly real weddings recap! Today, we’re sharing five weddings with inspiration for classic, glam, and whimsical styles, plus two amazing non-traditional wedding gowns. Keep reading to see our favorite details:
Tropical Glam Florida Wedding – Nicole and Tim were married at The Lodge at Wakulla Springs in Wakulla Springs, Fla. on November 7. For their wedding, this couple was inspired by old Hollywood glamour. They added a bit of tropical flair with a bold orange and blue color scheme. Some of our favorite details include the bird of paradise cake and the bride’s shimmering gown!
Photo by Artsinfotos Photography
Purple Washington Hotel Wedding – Jennifer and Edwin were married at the Hotel Bellevue in Bellevue, Wash. on August 15. How adorable are their first look reactions? Check out the full gallery to see the couple’s glam purple reception, which was filled with votive candles, crystal strands and metallic silver accents.
Photo by Lazzat Photography, LLC
Chic Massachusetts Pier Wedding – Emily and David were married at the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club in Vineyard Haven, Mass. on October 17. Romantic centerpieces, watercolor invitations and a harborfront ceremony are just a few things we’re loving about this Martha’s Vineyard wedding — not to mention the bride’s stunning blush wedding gown by Monique Lhuillier!
Photo by Ashley Tilton Photography
Autumn Pennsylvania Inn Wedding – Anna and Viktor were married at The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm in Holicong, Pa. on October 31. We have to admit that we’re totally smitten with these confetti-filled balloons, which brought the perfect touch of whimsy to the big day.
Photo by Asya Photography
Spring New Mexico Park Wedding – Chelsea and Will were married at the Event Center at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque, N.M. on May 4. If you’re getting marred in the spring, don’t miss this wedding! From the bridesmaids’ pastel gowns to the fresh floral decor, this couple’s big day was quintessentially spring chic.
Photo by Emily Joanne Wedding Films & Photography
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Real Weddings
Tags: Artsinfotos Photography, Ashley Tilton Photography, Asya Photography, Autumn Pennsylvania Inn Wedding, Chic Massachusetts Pier Wedding, Emily Joanne Wedding Films & Photography, Lazzat Photography, LLC, Purple Washington Hotel Wedding, Spring New Mexico Park Wedding, Tropical Glam Florida Wedding