From a glitzy Art Deco soiree, a 1940s-style wedding, a beachy Domincan Republic wedding and a sweet New York City elopement, this week’s top real weddings are anything but ordinary! Prepare to be inspired, and check out all of the galleries below:
Intimate New York City Hall Wedding – Tatiana and Roman were married at New York City Hall in New York, N.Y. on March 20. After they said “I do,” the newlyweds buzzed around the city (in the snow!) taking photos. We love that the bride swapped her red high heels for a cute and comfortable pair of sneakers!
1940s-Inspired Florida Wedding – Victoria and David were married at First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden in Winter Garden, Fla. followed by a reception at Tanner Hall on November 8. The bride’s classic ballgown and birdcage veil – not to mention her pearl jewelry and red lipstick – have us swooning. The sweetest part? Her engagement ring once belonged to the groom’s grandmother.
Elegant California Terrace Wedding– Stevie and Collin were married at Serendipity Garden Weddings in Oak Glen, Calif. on September 1. Nestled in southern California’s scenic mountains, this venue was the perfect backdrop for a dreamy, sunshine-filled wedding. The neutral color scheme was accented with subtle pops of orange and red, as seen on the bride’s brooch bouquet!
Art Deco Glam Connecticut Wedding –Pamela and Daniel were married at Gershon Fox Ballroom in Hartford, Conn. on April 11. Check out these stunning sequined gowns by Badgley Mishcka! “I absolutely loved how the entire bridal party looked like they were part of a Hollywood event,” Pamela said.
Tropical Dominican Republic Wedding – Jennifer and Seth were married at La Palapa in Samana, Dominican Republic on March 14. In need of beach wedding ideas? Look no further! This laid-back wedding also included a personal twist during the ceremony: Jennifer and Seth asked married couples to share their best advice on marriage and family.
Can you guess where these two lovebirds got engaged? After browsing through the farm’s gift store for a few short (but long) minutes, William rushed Jocelyn outside toward the largest Christmas tree on the property. “Umm, I don’t think the little ones are going to be in with the big ones,” she said. “What do you think of this one?” as he pointed to a smaller Christmas tree in return. On it was a tag that said, “JAM, look at me!” Fun fact: JAM is the nickname he gave her. It will be the new initials once they’re officially married. As he got down on one knee, “I felt like I was a deer in headlights,” Jocelyn said. Following the proposal, there was also surprise fireworks too! Read more here if you want to find out what the enagement ring looks like.
If you haven’t noticed by now, we’re suckers for succulents! Added bonus: they’ll be trending in 2014 along with dahlias. Use them in your bouquet, pin them on his lapel, decorate the table, and adorn the cake with these tiny green plants. See more here.
Shannon and Steve were married at Tivoli Tool! in Laguna Beach, Calif on September 15. The couple opted to have a first look prior to the ceremony with the sand between their toes along the Pacific Ocean. Shannon wore a sweetheart ruched wedding gown accented with a beaded embellishment and carried a eco-friendly bouquet of succulents, roses, dahlias, berries, and scabiosa pods. To make her maid of honor stand out, she wore a coral chiffon dress whereas her bridesmaids wore aqua chiffon dresses. Steve said “I do” to his bride in the garden courtyard next to a waterfall backdrop. Guests were escorted to their seats with ombre tags attached to vintage keys. As the sun set, twinkling lights and heart-shaped paper decor hung overhead as the newlyweds performed their first dance and cut the three-tiered wedding cake topped with glittery signage.