Our top five real weddings from this week are perfect for anyone that loves classic style with a hint of whimsy. From a pastel-filled celebration in Charlotte, N.C. to an elegant affair in Arizona, prepare to be inspired! See more below:

Candlelit Raleigh Club Wedding – Cristina and Matthew were married at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Raleigh, N.C. followed by a reception at City Club Raleigh on October 3. We love the pretty gold foil invitations and the classic white blooms, but our favorite part is the the couple’s unmistakable excitement throughout the entire day. Smiles are contagious!

Candlelit Raleigh Club Wedding - Rebecca Ames Photography

Photo by Rebecca Ames Photography 

Elegant Purple Arizona Wedding – Elena and Matt were married at Encanterra Country Club in San Tan Valley, Ariz. on September 26. Purple continues to be a fan-favorite when it comes to wedding colors, and this couple flawlessly incorporated the regal hue into their big day. Some of our other favorite details include their adorable ring bearer and the groomsmen’s fun attire.

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Photo by Candid Moments Photography

Casual San Diego Restaurant Wedding  Ali and Eric were married at the Bali Hai Restaurant in San Diego, Calif. on July 18.  Their wedding embodied the laid-back style that California is best known for. Their bright color palette, naked cake and fresh moss centerpieces are seriously Pin-worthy!

Casual San Diego Restaurant Wedding - Samantha Bonpensiero Photography

Photo by Samantha Bonpensiero Photography 

Mint Charlotte Art Gallery Wedding – Samantha and Steven were married at Foundation of the Carolinas in Charlotte, N.C. on May 24. If a pastel color palette makes you swoon, don’t miss the closeup of this bride’s gorgeous bouquet and the eye-catching ceremony backdrop.

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Photo by Katelyn James Photography

Glitzy California Winery Wedding – Angelique and Daniel were married at Casa Real Ruby Hill Winery in Pleasanton, Calif. on September 13. The sweetheart table wasn’t the only dazzling detail from this wedding — wait until you see Angelique’s stunning Vera Wang gown!

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Photo by Red Eye Collection 

Top Wedding Ideas From This Week {August 12, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 12, 2015

Are you in need of some wedding inspiration this hump day? 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:

Engagement Rings 101You’re going to need this handy-dandy guide to understand your engagement ring’s setting, cut, and metal.

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Photo: Katelyn James Photography

13 Lessons I Learned While Planning My Best Friend’s Bachelorette Party – One of our very own editors, Caitlin, survived planning a surprise (and successful!) bachelorette party for her best friend.

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Photo: Emily Jane Photography 

14 Ideas For Your Laid-Back Wedding – From lounge chairs to lawn games, these inspiring 14 ideas will definitely make you want a low-key, casual wedding.

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Photo: Blue Martini Photography

In Which Season Should You Get Married? – Are you a winter, spring, summer, or fall bride-to-be? Take the quiz!

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Photo: Studio127 Photography 

The On-The-Rise Processional And Recessional Songs You Need To Hear – Believe it or not–“Style” by Taylor Swift is on this music pro-approved list!

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Photo: Matthew Nigel Photography

Top Wedding Ideas From This Week {June 17, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 17, 2015

Are you in need of some wedding inspiration this hump day? 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:

Wedding Planning Faux-Pas from The Pros – Find out the do’s and don’ts of wedding planning straight from these six experts.

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Photo: Katelyn James Photography

What Kind Of Bride Are You? – Let’s see if you are laid-back, detailed, people pleaser, or gotta have it all? Take the quiz!

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Photo: Katelyn James Photography

10 Awesome Ideas For Your Warm Weather Wedding – Consider keeping it cool with non-expensive extras such as sunglasses.

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Photo: Dan & Erin PhotoCinema 

 6 Ways To Keep The Party Going All Night Long – Don’t stop the party after the party!

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Photo: Eager Hearts Photography Co

6 Of Our Favorite Wedding Vows –  Watch a few of our favorite real wedding videos that are bound to break that writer’s block.

Video: Alumiq Productions 

Real Weddings From This Week {June 12, 2015}

Posted by Samantha Iacia on Jun 12, 2015

In addition, our Real Weddings Editor is also busy featuring cute couples for our photo galleries! Each week, she’ll be sharing her favorite real weddings on Fridays at noon. Check out this roundup below:

Regal Philly Ballroom Wedding – Erika and Kevin were married at Arts Ballroom in Philadelphia, Pa., on July 26. A sweet appearance was made by the couple’s cocker spaniel, Lilee, not once, but twice!

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Photos (from left to right): Katelyn James Photography 

Downtown Raleigh Loft Wedding – Colette and Alex were married at the Stockroom at 230 in Raleigh, N.C. on February 8.  “The venue easily lent itself to the rustic-chic aesthetic I was looking to create,” she said.

Downtown Raleigh Loft Wedding - Amy Allen Photography

Photo: Amy Allen Photography

Tasteful Texas Farm Wedding – Haley and Joe were married at Centaur Arabian Farms in Tyler, Texas on December 29. The first look featured several four-legged friends–horses!

Tasteful Texas Farm Wedding - Kelly Hornberger Photography

Photo: Kelly Hornberger Photography

Happy Indiana Homestead Wedding – Christi and Stu were married at The Homestead in New Carlisle, Ind. on September 5. “In the midst of the chaotic weather during the ceremony, the wind picked up and the temperature dropped,” she said. “We could hear the rain in the nearby fields.”

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Photo: Traci & Troy 

Classic New York Cathedral Wedding – Christina and Keith were married in a ceremony at St. Anthony’s of Padua followed by a reception at Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York, N.Y. on October 11. “With Keith’s professional background as a creative director in advertising and my planning skills, I knew that we’d be able to put together a wedding with a very personal touch,” she said. “So, we took on the ambitious task of doing everything ourselves.”

Classic New York Cathedral Wedding - Joseph Lin Photography

Photo: Joseph Lin Photography 

Top Wedding Ideas From This Week {May 27, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on May 27, 2015

Are you in need of some wedding inspiration this hump day? 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:

10 Bridesmaids That Totally Pulled Off Wearing Skirts – Before you bookmark that bridesmaid dress you have been dying to show your besties, think about the hottest summer trend: skirts!

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Photo: Dawn Alexandra Photography 

6 Things Every Best Man MUST Do – The latest and greatest to-do list every best man needs NOW.

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Photo: Matthew Nigel Photography 

Beautiful Candy Buffets – Give your guests something sweet! Provide a dessert display complete with an assortment of candies in various vases and vessels.

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Photo: Katelyn James Photography

10 Songs From Real Wedding Videos We’re Obsessing Over – We cannot resist listening to these lovey dovey songs from real wedding videos lately. Be sure to follow WeddingWire on Spotify too!

Video: Cineaverde

5 Ways to Savor Every Moment Of Your Wedding – The big day goes by in the blink of an eye. Check out these five tips and tricks on how to make every moment last longer.

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Photo: GB Photographers