Recent Real Weddings Posts

It’s time for our weekly real weddings recap! Today, we’re sharing five weddings with inspiration for any style, from a glam California ceremony to a laid-back (and lobster-filled) wedding in Maine. Check out each gallery below!

Pink and Teal Minnesota Wedding – Kalin and Nick were married at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Saint Paul, Minn. followed by a reception at Courtyards of Andover in Andover, Minn. on November 21. The couple opted for a bold pink and teal color scheme. Don’t miss the bridesmaids’ pretty gowns!

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Photo by Eric Vest Photography, Inc. 

Glamorous California Hotel Wedding – Kiran and Ajay were married at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott in Dana Point, Calif. on August 1. Their wedding was filled with traditional Hindu elements, including a gorgeous mandap and the groom’s horseback processional (called a baraat).

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Photo by Lin and Jirsa Photography

Summer Maine Barn Wedding – Betsie and Keith were married at the Historic Alna Meetinghouse followed by a reception at the Round Top Barn in Damariscotta, Maine on September 12. Our editors can’t get enough of this quintessential New England wedding, including the yummy lobster feast! We also love their rustic-chic decor, such as wildflower centerpieces and checkered table linens.

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Photo by The Maine Tinker Studio

Classic Minnesota Summer Wedding – Kate and Stephen were married at the Cathedral of Saint Paul followed by a reception at 413 on Wacouta Event Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota on July 18. Everything about their wedding was timeless and classic, from the bride’s A-line gown to the gold and white tablescapes at the reception. Plus, we can’t resist their adorable pup, Cooper, who was a part of the big day.

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Photo by DnK Photography

Chic Outer Banks Estate Wedding – Janna and Sam were married at The Whalehead Club in Corolla, N.C. on May 29. Peach and ivory created the perfect palette for this Southern spring wedding. We especially love the bride’s amazing bouquet (it weighed more than five pounds!) of peonies and garden roses.

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Photo by Genevieve Stewart Photography

This week, our five favorite real weddings include a laid-back farm wedding in Maryland, a sophisticated autumn wedding in Alabama, and a colorful spring wedding in Nashville. We hope you love them just as much as we do. See the full galleries below, and happy Friday!

Laid-Back Maryland Farm Wedding – Julia and Tom were married at Star Bright Farm in White Hall, Md. on October 3. Their wedding took place during a hurricane, but the weather didn’t put a damper on the big day! They personalized their wedding with handmade details and an intimate garden ceremony.

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Photo by EarthMark Photography

Spring Nashville Warehouse Wedding – Ashton and Ruddy were married at West End United Methodist Church followed by a reception at Houston Station in Nashville, Tenn. on March 21. We love the bride’s stunning bouquet, which included bright red anemones, Juliet garden roses, peonies, and tulips. So perfect for spring!

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Photo by The Collection

Classic Canada Summer Wedding – Fiona and Spencer were married at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church followed by a reception at Cymbria Lions Club in Rustico, Price Edward Island, Canada on August 1. The couple chose an emerald green and blush color scheme with gold accents. The understated reception decor is proof that sometimes, less is more (and just as beautiful).

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Photo by Heather Wilkinson

Sophisticated Alabama Barn Wedding – Laura and Luke were married at The Barn at Shady Lane in Birmingham, Ala. on October 17. Their big day was all about classic elements, such as a black and white color scheme accented with cobalt blue. The night ended with a magical sparkler send-off. What could be more romantic?

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Photo by Cotton + Clover Photography

Bright New Jersey Backyard Wedding – Jackie and Nick were married at the bride’s parents’ home in West Long Branch, N.J. on September 5. If you’re looking for on-trend details – think gold accents, oversized floral arrangements, and sparkly bridesmaid dresses – you won’t want to miss this wedding. Bonus: The reception took place poolside in the backyard!

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Photo by George Street Photo & Video

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!


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!


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.


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.”


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!


Photo by Sarah Rizy of Lightly Photography

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!


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.


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.


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.”


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.


Photo by Lovers of Love Photography

We published dozens of beautiful real weddings over the last week, and narrowing down our favorites to just five was no easy task. From a chic winter wedding in Kentucky to a wedding in Africa overlooking the world’s largest waterfall, check out our picks below:

Intimate Winter Wedding in KentuckyEvelyn and Matias were married at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg, Ky. on January 1. We are in love with the wedding party’s festive winter wear: the bridesmaids’ plaid wraps, the groom’s cozy cardigan, and the bride’s adorable winter coat. If you’re planning a cold weather wedding, browse the full gallery for more ideas!


Photo by Amanda May Photos 

Aviation-Themed Raleigh Wedding – Kara and Michael were married at St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh, N.C. followed by a reception at Raleigh-Durham International Airport General Aviation Terminal on October 17. Fittingly enough, they arrived to their reception via airplane!


Photo by Red Bridge Photography 

Glamorous Texas Chapel Wedding – Ashley and Corey were married at Hidden Pines Chapel in Highland Village, Texas on October 30. If you dream of gold and sparkly details, you’re bound to find plenty of inspiration from this elegant affair.


Photo by New Seasons Photography 

Fall New Jersey Manor Wedding – Chie and Mori were married at Woodcliff Manor in Woodcliff Lake, Pa. on October 25. Their fall-themed wedding included unique details, like this amazing three-tier cake decorated with a cascade of 3-D butterflies. So pretty!


Photo by Monica Mendoza Photography 

Scenic Zimbabwe Waterfall Wedding – Kari and Brian were married at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Africa on July 25. Not only did their wedding take place overlooking the world’s largest waterfall, but the spot also holds special meaning for the couple. Brian is from southern Africa, and the bride’s parents traveled there on their honeymoon. “When I told my [mom] we wanted to get married there, she started to cry,” Kari said.


Photo by Jordyn Vixie Photography