Recent Ideas + Trends Posts

If you’re in the process of planning summer or autumn nuptials, our top real wedding picks this week are for you! From outdoor ceremony ideas to colorful decor, we know you’ll find something that will leave you feeling inspired and excited. Check out the full galleries below:

Pink California Golf Course Wedding – Supriya and Neel were married at Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. on September 26. The bride looked beautiful in a beaded fuchsia saree, while her bridesmaids were pretty in pink. At the end of the night, the newlyweds surprised their guests with a special treat: a visit from the In-N-Out Burger food truck!

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Photo by Lin and Jirsa Photography 

Vintage Washington Garden Wedding – Anna and Josh were married at Jardin del Sol in Snohomish, Wash. on August 14. The rainy Pacific Northwest weather didn’t stop this couple from holding an outdoor ceremony. We love this adorable snapshot of them making their way down the aisle just after saying “I do” in a downpour!

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Photo by Julie Bulanov Photography 

Intimate California Cottage Wedding – Caitlin and Bobby were married at Plateau Edge in Murrieta, Calif. on June 5. The view of the Santa Rosa Plateau from their mountaintop ceremony site was unbeatable. Colorful bouquets and decor added an extra-cheerful touch to the big day.

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Photo by Nicole Marie Photography 

Modern Rustic California Wedding – Ariel and Hilary were married at Smith’s Flat House in Placerville, Calif. on August 9. Their favorite part of the day was exchanging their handwritten vows. “I read mine first and couldn’t stop crying tears of joy,” Hilary said. “As I finished, Ariel began her vows. They were short and sweet, but she ended with a quick story.”

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Photo by Stout Photography

Fall Mansion Wedding in Texas – Kendall and Ryan were married at Stonegate Mansion in Fort Worth, Texas on October 2. Dark cranberry red tones with pops of dusty blue, orange and green were the perfect colors for their outdoor garden soiree. Their reception tablescapes are a must-see!

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Photo by Sarah Rizy of Lightly Photography

Fun Facts: The Big Day

Posted by Kim on Mar 31, 2016

For the final installment of our series sharing the results of our 2015 Newlywed Report, we’re talking about the nitty-gritty details of 2015 weddings. One of the most surprising details we learned in our survey was that nearly three-quarters of couples go over-budget. This just reinforces the importance of setting a budget early on, and using an online tool to help you stay organized. Also, we found it interesting that the average number of wedding guests is 120. How many guests are you having at your big day? Learn more interesting wedding details in the infographic below. And don’t forget to check out our 2015 Newlywed Report for lots of helpful info!

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TGIF! It’s that time again when we share our favorite real weddings from the past week. Today, we bring you beautiful and romantic inspiration for any style, from a classic winter wedding in Texas to an out-of-the-box flamingo-themed wedding in Florida. Happy browsing!

Winter Texas Estate Wedding – Sidney and Seth were married at Rustic Grace Estate in Van Alstyne, Texas on January 2. They complemented their classic pastel color scheme with fun accents (think sparkles and metallic gold) that added a bit of whimsy to the day. We love that the bride wore glitter-covered sneakers!

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Photo by Julia M. Photography 

Flamingo-Themed Florida Wedding – Melissa and Christopher were married at Southern Division in Islamorada, Fla. on January 30. Their oceanfront nuptials featured a unique flamingo theme, with eclectic decor in various red and pink hues. The real show-stopper of the day? The bride’s rose-patterned wedding gown.

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Photo by SO Photography 

Navy Illinois Barn Wedding – Tracy and Adam were married at the Byron Colby Barn in Grayslake, Ill. on August 8. They said “I do” beneath a floral-covered archway, followed by a romantic reception in the barn. Their rustic-chic decor included pops of pink, gold and burlap.

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Photo by Lightbloom Photography

Pink Pennsylvania Hotel Wedding – Shauna and Andrew were married at the George Washington Hotel in Washington, Pa. on June 14.”Our vows were one of my favorite details,” Shauna said. “They were handwritten and incorporated the best aspects of our relationship: completion, passion, love, and humor.”

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Photo by Lauren Pearlman Photography

Ethereal California Inn Wedding – Katie and Mark were married at Temecula Creek Inn in Temecula, Calif. on January 22. Sophisticated, beautiful and romantic are just a few of the words that come to mind for this wedding. We’re swooning over their boho-chic decor (that tablescape!), including the bride’s bouquet and the inventive moss-covered escort card display.

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Photo by Lovers of Love Photography

WeddingWire DMV’s Ask the Pros Event

Posted by Kim on Mar 21, 2016

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WeddingWire DMV’s Ask the Pros event brought engaged couples, family, and friends from across the DC/Maryland/Virginia region together for an afternoon of wedding information and inspiration at Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center. While guests toasted their upcoming nuptials, Hyatt treated everyone to incredible dishes like seared diver scallops with Malaysian chili celery tarter, braised short rib with parsnip puree, and tomato cauliflower panna cotta with black quinoa, herbs, and flowers. Amphora Bakery and Fluffy Thoughts Cakes provided delectable desserts including gold glitter cake pops, mini cupcakes, cake squares, lemon bars, and macarons. Read on for a glimpse into the event, with images captured by Tania Hossain Photography.

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Not only did guests enjoy tasty bites and beverages, but they also had all of their wedding questions answered by a panel of local wedding professionals! James, of Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center; Maryam, of Maryam Flowers; Ashlee, of Ashlee Virginia Events; and Marc of Washington Talent Agency provided expert advice and brilliant wedding planning insight. Thank you to our incredible panelists for such a fun-filled and informative afternoon!

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Once the panel ended, everyone headed upstairs for an unexpected surprise – champagne, additional sweets, and a mock wedding setup! Gold chiavari chairs, tablescapes by Party Rentals, flowers by Maryam Flowers, music by Washington Talent Agency, and a dance floor set the stage for an exquisitely designed mock reception. An adjacent ceremony room was even set with seating so that guests were able to envision a full wedding experience in the space. Guests mixed and mingled while exploring the details, chatted 1:1 with the panelists, relaxed on the beautiful terrace, and even toured the bridal suite and guest rooms.

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A huge thank you to everyone who attended, and to our amazing partners! If you’d like to find out about future events or learn more about getting involved with the WeddingWire Community, you can reach out to WeddingWire Community Manager Jamie at community@weddingwire.com.

Fun Facts: How You Plan

Posted by Kim on Mar 17, 2016

We’ve been sharing the results of our2015 Newlywed Report on the blog, and this week we’re sharing what couples had to say about how they’re planning their weddings. One of the most interesting (though not entirely surprising) things: It turns out wedding planning really is like a part-time job—at their busiest, most couples spend about 15 hours per week planning. And 80% of that time is spent planning online (hopefully on WeddingWire, natch!). Learn more about how couples plan their weddings in the infographic below. And don’t forget to check out our 2015 Newlywed Report for lots of great and useful info!

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