Recent Real Weddings Posts

This week, our favorite real weddings include a pretty blush Michigan wedding, a wedding that took place in the middle of a blizzard (yes, really!) and a Harry Potter-themed wedding. We also have two beautiful summer weddings that will have you feeling ready for warmer weather (if you aren’t already). See the full galleries below, and happy Friday!

Blush Michigan Garden Wedding – Susan and Keegan were married at The Inn at Stonecliffe on Mackinac Island, Mich. on September 9. The decor for their lakefront wedding was feminine, classic and romantic, complete with blush and sparkly gold details.

blush michigan garden wedding - willow noavi photography

Photo by Willow Noavi Photography

Fuchsia and Navy Maryland Wedding – Samantha and Alex were married on January 24 during the East Coast’s record-breaking blizzard, Jonas. The ceremony took place at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Md. followed by a reception at Overhills Mansion in Catonsville, Md. We admire this couple’s determination to say “I do,” despite the fact that more than half of their guests were unable to attend the wedding.

fuchsia and navy maryland wedding - sknow photo by sarah mitchell

Photo by Sknow Photo By Sarah Mitchell 

Harry Potter-Themed Wedding – Maya and Chris were married at The Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, Va. on September 12. Their handmade details would make any Potterhead proud! Don’t miss the aisle runner made out of book pages, the sorting hat seating chart, and the doe Patronus cake topper.

harry potter-themed wedding - lesnick photo

Photo by Lesnick Photo 

Orange Wisconsin Barn Wedding – Jordan and Joel were married at The Enchanted Barn in Hillsdale, Wis. on July 25. We love how they incorporated such a bold color into their big day! The bridesmaids effortlessly pulled off orange dresses, and the cheerful hue was scattered throughout the rest of the wedding, from the vibrant floral arrangements to the favors.

orange wisconsin barn wedding - eileen k. photography

Photo by Eileen K. Photography 

Nautical Rhode Island Wedding – Beth and Adam were married at Newport Yachting Center in Newport, R.I. on August 23. Calling all summer brides and grooms! Take note of this wedding’s laid-back, elegant vibe. These adorable sailboat escort cards would be perfect for a waterfront wedding, no?

nautical rhode island wedding - polina kelly photography

Photo by Polina Kelly Photography

Happy Friday! We’re sharing some of our favorite weddings from the past week. First up is a laid-back summer beach wedding in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, followed by a cheerful state park wedding and breathtaking California winery wedding. Don’t miss the links to the full galleries below!

Nautical North Carolina Wedding – Lauren and Hunter were married at Kitty Hawk Pier House in Kitty Hawk, N.C. on July 25. We loved their unique ceremony location – they were married on the pier above the ocean! The bride’s bouquet was perfectly beachy-chic, along with the aisle decor (starfish and hurricane lanterns), favors and centerpieces.

Nautical North Carolina Wedding - Kristi Midgette Photography

Photo by Kristi Midgette Photography

Bright Ohio State Park Wedding – Haley and Jack were married at the Maumee Bay State Park in Toledo, Ohio on September 6. The bride incorporated bright pink and purple into her look while still keeping an overall classic effect. We also can’t help but love her bridesmaids’ sequined dresses! 

Bright Ohio State Park Wedding - Shonna Cook Photography

Photo by Shonna Cook Photography

Romantic Sonoma Winery Wedding – Lori and Kyle were married at Viansa Sonoma in Sonoma, Calif. on July 15. From the bride’s blush Lazaro ballgown to the venue’s stunning views (which could easily pass for the Italian countryside), this couple’s wedding was the perfect recipe for romance. They added a little bit of edge with the bold striped invitation suite. 

Romantic Sonoma Winery Wedding - Megan Clouse Photography

Photo by Megan Clouse Photography

Colorful Florida Inn Wedding – Moira and Arnie were married at the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville, Fla. on June 6. They turned their wedding day into a wedding weekend, with some guests staying in cottages on the inn’s property. Another detail we love: Moira and Arnie’s first dance was to “Memory” by Barbara Streisand – the same song that Arnie’s parents danced to at their wedding.

Colorful Florida Inn Wedding - Klara Cu Photography and Design

Photo by Klara Cu Photography & Design, LLC

Autumn Maryland Estate Wedding – Meghan and Devin were married at The Cloisters in Lutherville, Md. on October 24. Their color palette was filled with rich autumn colors: cranberry red, plum purple and touches of gold. The groom’s boutonniere, which he paired with a paisley bow tie and pocket square, caught our eye!

Autumn Maryland Estate Wedding - Artful Weddings by Sachs Photography

Photo by Artful Weddings by Sachs Photography

This week, our favorite real weddings include styles from across the board, from a hip, steampunk wedding inspired by Alice in Wonderland, to a rustic barn wedding in Georgia, complete with shabby chic details. Last but not least, we’re sharing a snowy Michigan wedding in honor of impending blizzard Jonas, which arrives on the East Coast this weekend. See all of the galleries below:

Steampunk-Inspired Meadow Wedding – Gina and Jesse were married at The Old Mill in Rose Valley, Pa. on October 18. Their theme was inspired by one of the bride’s favorite books, “Alice in Wonderland.” Details included skeleton key escort cards, mossy tablescapes and a Mad Hatter officiant!

Steampunk-Inspired Meadow Wedding - Hannah Bjorndal Photography

Photo by Hannah Bjorndal Photography

Snowy Michigan Ballroom Wedding – Kristin and Kevin were married at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kalamazoo, Mich. followed by a reception at Cityscape Events on November 21. This couple embraced having snow on their wedding day, and we have to say that it made for some pretty magical portraits. We also love the bride’s wintry accessories! 

Snowy Michigan Ballroom Wedding - NeriPhoto

Photo by NeriPhoto

Pastel Texas Countryside Wedding – Chelsea and Sean were married at Hidden Springs by The Springs Events in Aubrey, Texas on April 4. Their wedding was filled with romantic and whimsical elements, including ribbon streamers, stunning floral arrangements and silver sequined table runners. The best part? A butterfly release at the end of the ceremony.

Pastel Texas Countryside Wedding - Stephanie Brazzle Photography

Photo by Stephanie Brazzle Photography

Sophisticated Yacht Club Wedding – Kerry and Mike were married at Old St. Hilary’s Chapel in Tiburon, Calif. followed by a reception at Corinthian Yacht Club on October 3. The charming hilltop chapel, which dates back to the late 19th Century, is surrounded by scenic wildflower fields. Just take a look at that view!

Sophisticated Yacht Club Wedding - Megan Clouse Photography

Photo by Megan Clouse Photography

Rustic Vintage Georgia Barn Wedding – Kaelan and Chad were married at The Barn on Belmont in Athens, Ga. on May 28. Shabby chic details were aplenty at their wedding, including cowboy boots, vintage china, chalkboard signs, and lace. Don’t miss our favorite moment between the groom and maid of honor! 

Rustic Vintage Georgia Barn Wedding - Andie Freeman Photography

Photo by Andie Freeman Photography

It’s time for our weekly real wedding roundup! Our top picks today include a beautiful chapel wedding along Connecticut’s shoreline and a laid-back creekside ceremony in Texas. And if you’re looking for pink wedding ideas, you’ve come to the right place! The bright Minnesota wedding, scenic Texas wedding and blush Minnesota wedding are each filled with different ideas to help you incorporate the hue into your big day. Take a look at the full galleries below!

Formal Connecticut Church Wedding – Melissa and Tim were married at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Mystic, Conn. followed by a reception at Latitude 41 on April 18. The ceremony took place in a charming chapel that is quintessential New England, followed by a reception filled with classic decor in a pastel pink and ivory color scheme.

Formal Connecticut Church Wedding - Steve Depino Photography

Photo by Steve Depino Photography 

Bright Minnesota Summer Wedding – Stacy and Tyler were married at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minn. followed by a reception at American Swedish Institute on August 22. We love how Stacy and her ‘maids stepped outside the box with such colorful gowns! The inspiration doesn’t stop there: Don’t miss their cheerful bouquets, which featured sunflowers and hot pink Gerber daisies!

Bright Minnesota Summer Wedding - Karen Feder

Photo by Karen Feder

Scenic and Colorful Texas Wedding – Aryn and Eddie were married at The Lodge at Bridal Veil Falls in Spring Branch, Texas on May 9. When we first saw this couple’s stunning venue, we knew that we were in for a treat! What could be more romantic than getting married in front of a waterfall backdrop? Their decor was filled with vibrant details, including turquoise linens and handwritten chalkboard signs.

Scenic and Colorful Texas Wedding - Monica Roberts Photography

Photo by Monica Roberts Photography

Blush and Gold Michigan Wedding – Courtney and Nathaniel were married at Felt Mansion in Holland, Mich. on October 9. One look at Courtney’s chic bun updo and we were smitten! She completed her elegant look with a stunning lace wedding gown by Justin Alexander, while Nathaniel was handsome in a three-piece suit and pink tie. This sweet couple incorporated a bit of whimsy into their reception decor using giant “XO” balloons!

Blush and Gold Michigan Wedding - Studio Phrene

Photo by Studio Phrené 

Country Chic Texas Ranch Wedding – Sarah and Jon were married at The Creek Haus in Dripping Springs, Texas on October 17. From the groom’s baby blue cotton suit (a fashion trend for 2016), to the bride walking down the aisle in her bare feet, this wedding is the epitome of Southern comfort. The yellow and white balloons added an extra-cheerful touch!

Country Chic Texas Ranch Wedding - Jennifer Weems Photography

Photo by Jennifer Weems Photography

Happy New Year! This week, we bring you four autumn weddings, all equally brimming with gorgeous inspiration! And if you’re dreaming of warmer weather, don’t miss the sunny July wedding that took place along Maine’s southern coastline. Check out the full galleries below!

Glam Virginia Backyard Wedding – Tanisha and Kermit were married at the bride’s aunt’s home in Tabb, Va. on October 24. Stunning details, priceless moments and an adorable dog — This wedding checks all the boxes on our wish list!

Glam Virginia Backyard Wedding - Angie McPherson Photography

Photo by Angie McPherson Photography 

Summer Maine Waterfront Wedding – Jennifer and Justin were married at Spring Point Lighthouse at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, Maine on July 11. Looking for beach wedding inspo? Search no further! Bonus points for the classic navy and white color scheme!

Summer Maine Waterfront Wedding - The Maine Tinker Studio

Photo by The Maine Tinker Studio 

Classic Nashville Rooftop Wedding – Kristin and Rich were married at Aerial in Nashville, Tenn. on October 9. This intimate ceremony took place overlooking downtown Nashville’s Broadway Street. We are loving Kristin’s romantic side-swept hairdo, not to mention her beautiful purple bouquet.

Classic Nashville Rooftop Wedding - Christy Wilson Photography

Photo by Christy Wilson Photography 

Handmade Washington Forest Wedding – Britney and Garrett were married at a private residence in Leavenworth, Wa. on September 26. Their autumn wedding was a little bit boho and a little bit vintage, filled with personal details. They were married at Britney’s parents’ cabin, where she spent her weekends as a child!

Handmade Washington Forest Wedding - Jacquelynn Brynn Photography

Photo by Jacquelynn Brynn Photography 

Woodsy Romantic Michigan Wedding – Nadira and Laura were married at Mission Table followed by a reception at The Peninsula Room in Traverse City, Mich. on October 4. We are swooning over this beautiful wedding! Laura’s favorite moment from the day was signing the marriage license. “I never thought I would be able to legally marry the love of my life,” she said. “Signing those papers with my family members there to witnesses was incredible.”

Woodsy Romantic Michigan Wedding - Willow Noavi Photography

Photo by Willow Noavi Photography