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This week’s top five real weddings are filled with inspiration for every style! We love the fun-filled carnival bash in California, and the Georgia ranch wedding has a touching story behind it that moved us all. See more of our favorites below!

Carnival-Themed California Wedding – Cari and Paul were married at Murrieta Equestrian Center in Murrieta, Calif. on July 11. They took their rustic-vintage wedding up several notches by providing an array of fun carnival games and rides to entertain their guests all night long. And yes, there was a Ferris wheel!

Carnival-Themed California Wedding - Leah Marie Photography

Photo by Leah Marie Photography 

Intimate Georgia Ranch Wedding – Anna and Travis were married at Double H Ranch in Colbert, Ga. on October 9. Their sunset wedding was intimate and elegant, with a focus on honoring the bride’s late son, Lake, who passed away from cancer just a few months before the wedding. Photographer Brandy Angel paid tribute to the family by later adding Lake’s silhouette to their group portrait. So beautiful!

Intimate Georgia Ranch Wedding - Brandy Angel Photography

Photo by Brandy Angel Photography

Sunny California Vineyard Wedding – Brittany and Adam were married at Still Waters Vineyards in Paso Robles, Calif. on September 19. They said ‘I do’ with a picturesque hillside backdrop and took to the vineyards for a few adorable photos following the ceremony. At the reception, the show-stopper was this four-tier ombre cake garnished with fresh roses.

Sunny California Vineyard Wedding - A. Blake Photography

Photo by A. Blake Photography

Industrial Spring Atlanta Wedding – Taylor and Robert were married at The Stave Room at American Spirit Works in Atlanta, Ga. on May 2. The whiskey distillery was the perfect setting for this modern and chic wedding. We love their addition of lush floral arrangements, which kept the space from feeling too minimal!

Industrial Spring Atlanta Wedding - 35 Atlanta

Photo by 35 Atlanta

Rustic Purple Wyoming Wedding  Dawn and Casey were married at St. Alban’s Chapel in Centennial, Wyo. followed by a reception at Snowy Mountain Lodge on September 5. Not many couples can say they went fishing on their wedding day…except for Dawn and Casey! Their brown and purple color scheme blended perfectly with the venue’s mountaintop scenery.  

Rustic Purple Wyoming Wedding - BHP Imaging

Photo by BHP Imaging

Our WeddingWire editors see and publish dozens of real weddings each week, and choosing our favorites is no easy feat, but someone’s gotta do it! This week, we’ve rounded up five beautiful weddings in a variety of styles, from a festive New Year’s Eve ceremony to a laid-back, California vineyard wedding brimming with rustic chic inspiration. Take a look at all of the photos below:

Classic Alabama Golf Club Wedding – Marie Claire and Brian were married at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Montgomery, Ala. followed by a reception at Wynlakes Country Club on June 27. Timeless, elegant, sophisticated — This southern wedding is a classic bride’s (or groom’s) dream! And did we mention the couple’s magical proposal story?

Classic Alabama Golf Club Wedding - Nick Drollette Photography

Photo by Nick Drollette Photography 

Autumn Georgia Mill Wedding – Nicole and Brandon were married at The Mill at Yellow River in Porterdale, Ga. on October 18. The picturesque riverfront venue was  the perfect backdrop for this couple’s rustic wedding, complete with cowboy boots, baby’s breath and one adorable first look.

Autumn Georgia Mill Wedding - Holly L. Robbins Photography

Photo by Holly L. Robbins Photography 

Platinum and Pink Loft Wedding – Erin and Michael were married at The Cotton Room in Durham, N.C. on July 17. We love how they combined classic elements with subtle boho details. The stunning bride styled her hair in a unique Dutch braid updo, and we can’t stop staring!

Platiunum and Pink Loft Wedding - Keepsake Memories Photography

Photo by Keepsake Memories Photography

Blush and Gray Vineyard Wedding – Jesse and Curtis were married at HammerSky Vineyards in Paso Robles, Calif. on September 6.  A few showstoppers from this wedding include Jesse’s blush pink Vera Wang gown, and the reception dinner, which was catered by a food truck!

Blush and Gray Vineyard Wedding - A. Blake Photography

Photo by A. Blake Photography 

New England New Year’s Eve Wedding – Abby and Greg were married at the Barn at Gibbet Hill in Groton, Mass. on December 31. They celebrated the new year in one of the best ways possible – by saying “I do!”

New England New Year's Eve Wedding - Liz Solaka Photography

Photo by Liz Solaka Photography

Vibrant Coral and Beige Beach Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 13, 2013

Gale & Josh

July 27

Los Osos, California 


From the photographer: “Having met Josh and Gale at another wedding I captured last year, I knew the fun celebration that was in store.  Gale found the Bay Back Inn online while searching for a wedding venue, and it was perfect. Guests could stay right on the property where the intimate ceremony and reception was held.  The grounds resembled that of Hawaii with the vibrant colors, gardens and oceanfront view.  Old row boats were scattered throughout the venue, and it offered some great props for pictures.  The soft cloud covering lasted the entire day but truly made everything pop off the page.  

Gale was radiant in her dress and had an effortless beauty to her.  Both of their nerves simmered the moment the saw each other.  Having Josh’s cousin perform the ceremony, Josh and Gale exchanged vows overlooking the bay with boats floating by.  While guests enjoyed the cocktail hour, the couple headed to Montana de Oro State Park for some couple shots on the jetties.  Upon returning, everyone indulged in an incredible Mexican food spread with homemade tortillas cooked on site and some of the best guacamole around.  A dessert bar awaiting everyone after the cake was cut and onto dancing they went.  This group truly knows how to celebrate and enjoy being together.” –Ashley Blake of A. Blake Photography


Boutonnieres for Every Groom’s Style

Posted by Caitlin on May 09, 2013

Let’s face it, the bridal bouquet will get more attention than any other floral arrangement, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t show your groom’s lapel a little love with a statement-making boutonniere. A boutonniere must last for hours, meaning throughout the ceremony, photographs, dinner and dancing.  Depending on the sturdiness of the flower, it’s likely that one boutonniere just isn’t enough. So, be prepared and have two or more as backup. To help suit your wedding style, here are a few of our favorites:

Rustic – If you’re a sucker for succulents like we are, then choose this natural yet simple boutonniere filled with yellow billy balls and wrapped with twine.

Photo: A. Blake Photography

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