Blush Bridesmaid Dresses, a Proposal Quiz and More!

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 10, 2016

Are you in need of some wedding inspiration? Our Editorial Team is busy writing content for our newly-launched Ideas Section! Each week, they’ll share their favorite articles and slideshows on Wednesdays at noon. Check out this roundup below:

7 Places to Find Wedding Inspiration (Besides Pinterest) – If you’re trying to get your creative juices flowing, try looking in one of these spots.

alison rose photography

Photo by Alison Rose Photography 

16 Blush Bridesmaid Dresses We Adore – Here are a few of our favorite blushing bridesmaids that we adore.


Photo by Samantha McFarlen

The Most Romantic Photos from Real Weddings – Check out the slideshow and feel the love.

lavish california lodge wedding - michael anthony photography

Photo by Michael Anthony Photography 

Everything You Need to Know About Engagement Ring ShoppingWe reached out to the experts for this one!

thompson photography group

Photo by Thompson Photography Group 

How Will You Actually React to Your Proposal? – Take the quiz to see how you will react to your S.O. popping the question!


Photo by Karism Photography

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

Carolina vs. Denver: The 2016 Wedding Bowl!

Posted by Kim on Feb 04, 2016

We’re getting geared up for Super Bowl 50 this weekend, but in true WeddingWire fashion decided to compare the two opposing teams, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, in terms of their wedding stats, not their prowess on the football field. We took a look at North Carolina and Colorado’s wedding data, and created the handy infographic below. Happy Super Bowl Weekend (and happy wedding planning, too)!


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5 Articles for Choosing Your Venue

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 03, 2016

Are you in need of some wedding inspiration? Our Editorial Team is busy writing content for our newly-launched Ideas Section! Each week, they’ll share their favorite articles and slideshows on Wednesdays at noon. Check out this roundup below:

9 Signs a Wedding Venue is “The One”Your wedding venue is going to be the site of one of the biggest celebrations of your life, so look for these signs that a venue is the right one for you.


Photo by Stephanie Dee Photography

10 Stadiums Where You Can Get Married – Check out a few sports-themed wedding venues!


Photo courtesy of Memorial Stadium

11 Wedding Rules You Can Totally Break We’ve rounded up a few longstanding wedding customs you can put a personal twist on.

viera photographicsPhoto by Viera Photographics 

Ivory Reception Decor Ideas – Check out these reception decor ideas that pair soft neutrals and ivory colors together perfectly.


Photo by Mary Margaret Smith Photography

Wedding Dates to Avoid in 2017 and 2018  Check out our list of dates that you might want to avoid for your wedding day:

erin johnson photography

Photo by Erin Johnson 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