TGIF! Here at WeddingWire, we’re wrapping up another week of featuring real weddings, and we’re sharing some of our favorites with you today. Prepare to be inspired by our picks!

Boho New Mexico Barn Wedding – Bree and Chad were married at the Enchanted Acres in Sandia Crest, N.M. on June 14. Their wedding was super romantic on all levels, including this adorable snapshot of the couple’s first look! Bree stunned in her lace tea-length wedding gown, which belonged to her grandmother.

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Photo by Tony Gambino Photography

Winter Utah Ski Resort Wedding – Jessica and Andrew were married at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah on March 7. The bride and her ‘maids braved the snowy weather with warm Ugg boots, and we have to say that it made for a priceless photo op! 

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Photo by Pepper Nix Photography

Bright Maine Barn Wedding – Kate and Whitney were married at The Barn on Walnut Hill in North Yarmouth, Maine on August 22. This couple said “I do” in a beautiful wooded setting, which was followed by a reception in the venue’s barn. They added cheerful pops of color and playful prints to create a whimsical vibe. We love the groom’s floral-patterned tie!

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Photo by Nadra Photography

Autumn Michigan Backyard Wedding – Megan and Jason were married at their home in Muskegon, Mich. on October 17. They kicked off the wedding in an unexpected way: by serving cocktails and dinner before the ceremony! After they said “I do,” the newlyweds partied all night long with their guests and golden retrievers, Charlie and Leonard. Who can resist such a sweet puppy face?

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Photo by Apaige Photography

Green Rhode Island Vineyard Wedding – Rachel and Jason were married at St. Catherine of Siena followed by a reception at Sakonnet Vineyard in Little Compton, R.I. on October 11. If you love lush greenery, this wedding is one that you won’t want to miss! The couple’s decor included a stunning array of eucalyptus, olive leaves, and succulents, accompanied by strands of bistro lights and a sailcloth tent to set the perfect mood.

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Photo by Lev Kuperman Photography

Real Weddings From This Week {July 31, 2015}

Posted by Samantha Iacia on Jul 31, 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:

Scenic Colorado Farm Wedding – Emily and Todd were married at Crooked Willow Farms in Larkspur, Colo. on September 21. The couple’s Bernese Mountain Dog, Eddie, played a role in Todd’s proposal to Emily, and was arguably the cutest guest at the wedding.

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Photo by Happy Confetti Photography 

Relaxed New Mexico Hometown Wedding – Michelle and Jeremy were married on their property in Ojo Caliente, N.M. on September 27. “The spot in Ojo Caliente where we held the wedding is on the land where Jeremy grew up,” Michelle said. Their wedding included personal touches, such as the silk ties Jeremy’s mother made for the groomsmen.

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Photo by Tony Gambino Photography 

Coral North Carolina Beach Wedding – Caitlyn and Randy were married at The Memory Maker in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. on May 16.  “We were running a bit behind for our ceremony, and we almost did not do a first look because the tide was coming in and about to overtake our arbor,” Caitlyn said.

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Photo by The Story Creative

Vibrant California Villa Wedding – Angela and Chris were married at The Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, Calif. on September 14. The decor featured beautiful botanical details, including stationary on which the bride and groom wrote personalized letters for each guest!

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Photo by Happy Confetti Photography

Tasteful Malibu Garden Wedding – Brooke and Kyle were married at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, Calif. on July 4. Their ceremony took place beneath a beautiful 100-year-old oak tree, and the reception kicked off with Ferris wheel rides. How fun!

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Photo by Michael Anthony Photography 

Real Weddings From This Week {May 8, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on May 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:

Bright Texas Yacht Club WeddingAanchal and Manvir were married at Horseshoe Bay Resort Yacht Club in Horseshoe, Texas on November 14-15. Two days complete with both Hindu and Sikh traditions, respectively.


Photo: Jennifer Weems Photography

Purple Pennsylvania Garden Wedding – Jennifer and John were married at Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia, Penn. on May 18. “We were looking for an outdoor venue,” she said. “As soon as we drove onto the property, we knew it was right.”


Photo: Ashley Bartoletti Photography

Vintage New York Homestead Wedding – Andreea and Soumit were married at Mount Gulian Historic Site in Beacon, N.Y. on September 27. Not only were guests encouraged to leave a memory for the new Mr. and Mrs. with a polaroid photo, but also to take a temporary tattoo.


Photo: Dreamlife Photos & Video

Trendy Utah Temple Wedding – Heather and Ethen were married in a ceremony at Draper LDS Temple followed by a reception at Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 10. Fun fact: they are standing on a salt flat!


Photo: Tony Gambino Photography

Breathtaking Bella Collina Wedding – Catherine and George were married at Bella Collina Towne and Golf Club in San Clemente, Calif. on November 1. The newlyweds’ best advice? “Compromise is so important during the wedding planning process,” she said. “Make sure you and your spouse talk about must-haves together, and be prepared to let some things go.”


Photo: Endless Wave Studios



Real Weddings From This Week {April 17, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 17, 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:

Relaxed New Mexico Ranch Wedding – Camille and Naiya were married at The Dreamcatcher Retreat Center in Santa Fe, N.M. on June 13. Fun fact: They were married in the middle of the 50-foot-long labyrinth under the light of a full moon. Spooky, right?


Photo: Tony Gambino Photography

Seaside Nova Scotia Backyard Wedding – Kelly and David were married at The Captain’s House in Chester, Nova Scotia on September 27. “Our theme was inspired by our setting, a 200-year-old mansion on the sea, blue, tan, gray, and white,” he said.


Photo: One Blue Fish Photography

Multicultural Washington DC Hotel Wedding  – Sara and Steven were married at Hotel Monaco in Washington, DC on September 6. “Steven and I have both have very diverse cultural backgrounds,” she said. “We had already completed a traditional Hindu ceremony months prior, but it was so important to me to do the traditional Persian ceremony called the Sofreh.”


Photo: Love Life Images 

Mountaintop Colorado Deck Wedding – Liz and Chad were married at The Little Nell in Aspen, Colo. on August 23. “As we were walking back up the aisle . . . the clouds parted and the sun came out for the very first time all day,” she said. “It was as if our loved ones that couldn’t be there in person were smiling down on us. It was absolutely a goosebumps moment!”


Photo: Robin Proctor Photography

Fabulous Indiana Farm Wedding – Heather and Gabe were married at the Kelley Agricultural Historical Museum in Sharpsville, Ind. on May 10. In lieu of a traditional unity ceremony such as a candle or sand, they opted for each guest to hold their rings for a “warming” moment.


Photo: Jessika Feltz Photography


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Rachael and Eric were married at the Four Seasons Rancho Escantado Resort in Santa Fe, N.M. on September 20. “We looked for a while for the venue,” Rachael said. “It was the most difficult detail to lock down. We knew we wanted a small wedding, and we wanted to feel like we eloped. When we saw the Four Seasons Rancho Escantado and spoke with their amazing staff, we knew our destination wedding, at home, would be possible. We stayed the whole weekend, and enjoyed having people in one place for three days. It was calm and magical; the grounds make any occasion.” The bride wore a v-neck lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with capped sleeves and an illusion back, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, floor-length veil, and a pair of t-strap high heels, while the groom wore a black tuxedo, accessorized with a bow tie. “That’s the best part of our wedding, no moment out shined any other,” she said. “We were totally present and in the company of our closest family and friends. I think about all the moments equally. The morning of our wedding day, I took a yoga class at the studio where a few joined me. Eric swam in the pool and soaked in the hot tub and others took the kids for a hike. Everyone was in their element because we were. We had a team of professionals we enlisted and trusted, which means NOT micromanaging.” Once the exchanging of vows were sealed with a kiss, it was official, almost 25 witnessing. Cocktail hour began on the courtyard followed by the reception shortly thereafter. Tables were decorated with ivory linens, white napkins, lace runners, metal centerpieces filled with baby’s breath, lavender, and dusty miller, surrounded by upholstered chairs. “Eric and I decided to pick out gifts for each person individually and give a card with each gift explaining why we chose that present for them,” Rachael said. “We handed out the gifts as a way of thanking these special ones for sharing in our journey with us. That’s the beauty of a small wedding, you love and cherish your guests. Weddings are a personal experience and an intimate attendance represents that.” A three-tiered cake was cut concluded the five-course dinner. The newlyweds’ best advice? “Throw a party that you would want to be at,” she said. “We did what we wanted in the way we wanted. We reduced our guest list to be able to afford the details and elegance important to us. It was all about being in the moment and enjoying the party. Whenever I had a difficult time with details, Eric always reminded me that we were just throwing a party. Thinking of it this way helped me to step out of the ‘I have to’ and into the ‘I want to.'” At the end of the night, they jumped into the pool. How fun!

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Photography: Tony Gambino Photography | Venue/Caterer/Cake: Four Seasons Rancho Escantado Santa Fe | Event Planner: Jessie Baca | Dress Designer: Allure Bridals from Bridal Elegance by Darlene | Jewelry: Shelton’s Jewelers | Hair Stylist: Patrek Leon | Makeup Artist: Monica Stark | Groom’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Officiant: Nick Speegle | Ceremony Musician: Omar Villaneuva New Mexico Classical Guitarist | Invitations: Penny Smith Paper | Floral Designer: Rachael Purcell of Cutting Edge Flowers | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals