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A Valentines Day Engagement Session in the Sand Dunes That Will Wow

Happy Love Day everyone!! Today we’re celebrating this extra romantic holiday with the most drop-dead gorgeous engagement session from Natalie Bray Studios. This adventurous couple captured their love in the vast Sand Dunes of California. The bride-to-be wore the most unreal-gorgeous red dress we’ve ever laid eyes on and the pictures came out AMAZING. Top it all off with a breathtaking bouquet from Native Poppy and we’ve got ourselves the most perfect V-day engagement shoot of all time.

From Natalie Bray Studios… The Sand Dunes are such a magical location. Free to be alone and wander among the rolling hills. Julie and Sang’s adore the outdoors, they hike and love to travel. 

Their adventurous spirits led them to this beautiful location and we couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather. We met 1 1/2 hours before sunset for the most beautiful light of the day.

Julie had two outfits, one more casual and a stunner gown in a lovely shade of red. The pop of red in Julie’s dress, plus Sang’s dapper black suit was a match made in heaven. Add in florals from Native Poppy and wow! Hope you enjoy and thought this might be fun for Valentines day.

Photography: Natalie Bray Studios | florals: Native Poppy | Ribbon: Bellame Ribbon

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The Best & Brightest Engagement Ring Trends for 2019

Ahem, heads up ladies (or should we say, ring fingers up?)… If you’re hoping to get engaged in 2019, make sure your S.O. is *conveniently* standing over your shoulder right now as we share the top 7 engagement ring trends for the year and they’re all in platinum! From jaw-dropping double and triple bands to playful pops of color, trust us when we say these trends will not disappoint. Keep on reading for your daily dose of sparkle!

 

1. Three-Stone Rings

Not only is Meghan Markle inspiring 2019 trends in the wedding dress department, but she’s also inspiring the number one trend on our list! 2019 brides are going to be all over the three-stone engagement rings thanks to the Duchess herself. Keep your ring looking royally gorgeous and forever lasting with a platinum setting.

Expert Tip: Platinum is one of the strongest metals on earth and lessens the chances of stone loss, so you can rock your three-stone ring without worry.

2. Double and Triple Bands

This trend will be all over ring fingers of our 2019 brides who aren’t afraid to be a little bit extra. Some brides love the element of symmetry that the two bands create, some love the symbolism behind the stone being protected by two matching bands.. and some just simply love the way it looks! Talk about having to do a double-take… see what we did there ;)

3. Pop of Color

Our #3 engagement ring trend for this year is ditching tradition and opting for a more colorful look. From feminine pinks to baby blues, color will be popping up all over 2019. How gorgeous is this platinum emerald ring?! Pair your one-of-a-kind stone with platinum and you’ll have a ring like no other. 

Expert Tip: Platinum is a naturally white metal, unlike white gold which is mixed with metals to appear white, so it won’t cast any color into your diamond or gemstone.

4. Pear Shaped Diamonds

Surprised? We’re not! Pear shaped diamonds are about to make a major statement in 2019 and we couldn’t be more excited! I mean… just look at this beauty!

5. Vintage Rings

We’re living for the antique engagement ring trend. It’s about time that vintage rings have their moment in the spotlight! Vintage styled engagement rings (and wedding bands) have unique design elements representing the history and future of your unique relationship.

6. Oval Shaped Diamonds

When we think oval diamonds – we think understated elegance. The rare oval shape has been gaining popularity among brides for a little while now. But we’re calling it: 2019 will be the year of the oval engagement ring. Who’s with us?!

7. Simple Solitaire

Short, sweet and to the point – there is so much beauty in simplicity. This stunning ring proves just that.

Expert Tip: Did you know that Platinum is 30 times more rare than gold?

 

Ready to find your dream ring? Check out this platinum guide with all the tips & tricks you’ll need to find the one today!

Whimsical & Playful Wedding at The Little Nell on the Top of Aspen Mountain

Twenty seven seconds into this film from Elysium Productions. That’s why I love weddings. And the rest of the film, well, let’s just say I shed some of the happiest tears. As their photographer, Rachel Havel, so appropriately said, “…there are those that seem right for each other and then there are those that seem like they were made for each other. For Letty and Scott, it’s obvious that they were made for each other.” Planned by Bluebird Productions, you can find all of the perfectly pink details of their day here in the fully gallery.

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From Rachel Havel… In relationships, there are those that seem right for each other and then there are those that seem like they were made for each other. For Letty and Scott, it’s obvious that they were made for each other. It’s the joy and love in Letty’s eyes when she looks at Scott. It’s the way Scott seems to be absolutely lost in the presence of Letty. What a beautiful thing to witness.

Letty and Scott invited their friends and family to celebrate atop of one of the most beautiful mountains in Aspen, CO. They infused their playful personalities into their stationery and florals, with a colorful palette and whimsical design. Of course, their sweet little pup “Penny” had the honor of being featured on their stationery.

The outdoor florals were designed with a delicate and romantic aesthetic, echoing the bright fuchsia and pink colors of the stationery, while the indoor setting remained neutral and organic with whites and greenery sprawling the room in an effortlessly elegant manner.

Photography: Rachel Havel | Cinematography: Elysium Productions | Event Planning: Bluebird Productions | Floral Design: Prema Style | Gown: Lela Rose | Cake: Megan Joy Cakes | Stationery: Happy Menocal | Makeup: Makeup Artist Liz Wegrzyn | Hair: Brittani Estes | Lighting: Halcyon Productions | Bridal Salon: Little White Dress Bridal Shop | Ceremony & Reception: The Little Nell | Decor & Custom Flags: Design Works | Music: Elan Artists | Oxygen Bar: The Oxygen Company | Rentals: Premier Party Rentals

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The Sweetest All White Nursery We Ever Did See

Prepare for some of the cutest inspiration ever for your little one’s room because this all white nursery is what we like to call Pinterest perfection. From sweet little pieces like a pink and white striped bunny mobile and kitten hamper to handmade built-ins by Lucy’s grandpa – this whimsical nook is everything a little girl could dream of and more. Check out the full gallery from Bow Tie Collective (aka the parents of this lucky baby girl) for all the details of this enchanting design.

From Bow Tie Collective… I knew I wanted a calm, quiet and peaceful space for our little girl’s nursery. When I envisioned her room in my head, I saw pale pink and white, soft fabrics, lots of textures and a room full of dainty details. The layout of the room was a bit tricky. The room has an alcove with a sloped ceiling, as well as floor windows with an arch on the main wall, so we weren’t exactly dealing with a standard bedroom here.

I talked to my Father, an incredibly patient handyman, and told him my vision and asked how we could make it work. After lots of sketching, lots of brainstorming and precise measurements, we had a plan. He worked around the clock for months to build this nursery. The man has the patience of a saint! He worked 10 hour days, 5 days a week and after 3 months our nursery was complete.

He started with the dresser which we decided to make extra long and use the entire wall space. The dresser has 16 drawers and 8 cabinets – hello baby storage! He handmade every piece – each X on the front of the cabinet doors, he carefully cut and glued together. After the dresser/changing table was complete, we built the cubbies. Again, precisely spaced and painted.

He then laid the shiplap behind the changing area, as well as the shiplap on the entire accent wall to the left. I mean, give me all the shiplap! Am I right? We then hung curtains, installed the chandelier, painted the room and ceiling, put together furniture, hung the wall decor and BAM! A very long and detailed process later, our little girl has the most beautiful, serene nursery I could have ever dreamed of!

Photography: Bowtiecollaborative | Bedding: Restoration Hardware | Big Bunny: Saks Fifth Avenue | Chandelier: Pottery Barn Kids | Changing Pad: Restoration Hardware | Changing Table and Dresser: custom made by my Dad, Jim | Cloud Shelf: Hobby Lobby | Crib: Pottery Barn Kids | End Table: Amazon | Frames: Home Goods | Glider: Pottery Barn Kids | Gold Hardware on Dresser: Crate And Barrel | Gold Mirror, Gold Starbursts, Gold XOXO: Hobby Lobby | Kitty Hamper : Pottery Barn Kids | Lamp: Ralph Lauren | Mobile: Restoration Hardware | Paint: Sherwin Williams "Nomadic Desert" | Pink and White Stripped baskets: The Container Store | Private Home: Bowtiecollaborative | Rug: RugsUsa | Square Shelves: The Container Store | White Fringe Baskets: Target | White Poof : Crate & Barrel | White Stuffed Animals on Shelves: Restoration Hardware | Window Valances: Pottery Barn Kids | “Lucy Burke” gold wooden name: Etsy.com

Looking for the Perfect Wedding Shoes? We’ll Take One of Each Please.

Loves, if you’re on the hunt for the perfect bridal shoes, look no further. I am actually considering planning a vow renewal just so I can scoop up one (or two) of these beauties. A shoe change is just as acceptable as a dress change, right? This editorial was dreamt up around Bella Belle Shoes‘ latest collection and it couldn’t be more alluring. It’ll make you want to lift up that dress and show off your feet on the Big Day. With Laura Gordon behind the lens and an incredible vendor team to execute the vision, including Joy ProctorNaomi DeManana and Gabrielle Hurwitz, I have a feeling you might just find your dream pair in the bunch.

(above) Love the beautiful Lisbeth pearl and ivory pumps

Today, while we are swooning over the premier of this Bella Belle Shoes editorial, Bella Belle is in Japan, launching its new collection exclusively at the largest department store: Isetan Shinjuku. To all our Japan-based brides, you can now see these gorgeous creations in person at Isetan Shinjuku from 13-19 February. Double congrats to Bella Belle!

More about the collection… Bella Belle’s latest shoe collection, Edelweiss, is inspired by the namesake flower grown in the Swiss mountain region. Rare and pure, Edelweiss symbolizes an everlasting love and undying devotion. Folklore has it that presenting your loved one with Edelweiss is a profession of an eternal love and lifetime devotion. The shoe collection features everlasting details, such as pearls and lace. You will also find delicate, white floral buds depicting the Edelweiss. The collection also highlights our devotion to our craft – creating shoes that make women feel stunning and comfortable in. 

(above) A lace up beauty? Yep we are fawning over these Victorian Era Angelia booties.

Love and devotion stand the test of time. That is the message weaved in this magnificent editorial. To capture the essence of the collection and its sentimental symbolism, we commissioned the brilliant Laura Gordon behind the lens. She brought the concept to life with her exploration of light and shadow in each frame she composed, creating a sublime quality that’s hard to forget. Set in a century-old building with aging details, the backdrops convey the essence of the passing of time.

(above) A quintessential Bella Belle silhouette: the sheer Claudia heel with an ankle strap.

To evoke resilience and hope of an undying love, Naomi DeManana created lush blooming field of meadows against paint-chipped walls. The team from Facetime Beauty added a touch of youthfulness with glowy natural makeup and wind-swept hair. Romantic tulle and blossom-filled dresses envisioned by Gabrielle Hurwitz looked remarkably haunting against dilapidated chairs and other century-old elements. All the elements are brought to life through Joy Proctor’s masterful eye and touch. In the end, the Edelweiss shoe collection that represents love and devotion, is effortlessly translated in this editorial.

(above) One of our absolute favorites are the uber timeless Carolina heels with a pearl T-strap!

Photography: Laura Gordon Photography | Design + Styling: Joy Proctor Design | Floral Design: Naomi Demanana | Wedding Dress: Chana Marelus | Wedding Dress: Watters | Wedding Dress: Kleinfeld Bridal | Hair & Makeup: Face Time Beauty | Calligraphy: Seniman Calligraphy | Bespoke Accessories: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart | Bridal Boutique: Spina Bride | Editorial Producer and Footwear Brand: Bella Belle | Fashion Styling: Gabrielle Hurwitz | Flatlay Veil: Lauren Leshansky | Model for Bridal Look: Ashley V For Fenton Moon | Styling board: Styling Mat | Wedding Dress & Veil: Sebastien Luke

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Classic + Elegant South Carolina Destination Wedding at Oldfield 1732

Say hello to the cutest Disney proposal ever… this Groom asked his Bride to be his forever in front of Cinderella’s Castle, while they were dressed up as, wait for it, Mary Poppins and Bert! I can feel the hearts popping right out of eyes over that one. It’s these kinds of love stories that make me love logging onto SMP every single day. The wedding that followed that sweet proposal is a Southern soiree planned by Intrigue Design & Events and snapped up by Simply Sarah, dripping in elegance. It’s practically perfect in every way, wink, wink.

From the Bride, Makenzie… Taylor and I were both living in Athens, GA for school when we met one night downtown at a bar. He asked me out on a date the very next day and we’ve been inseparable ever since. I remember thinking early on in our relationship that this was the man that I was going to marry. Fast forward two years later and Taylor surprised me with a trip to Disney World so that we could go to the Halloween party. He proposed to me in front of Cinderella’s Castle while we were dressed up as Mary Poppins and Bert.

I drew a lot of my inspiration from the venue itself and the beautiful outdoor area. Coastal South Carolina does outdoor weddings so well and Oldfield was stunning, it was fate! I’m a sucker for big trees with hanging moss so I knew when I saw the venue that we had to get married outside. I wanted the style to be soft and romantic – and to have a garden party feel.

One of our favorite moments from our wedding day was having our first look. Not only did we love getting to see each other all dressed up but it was also the first moment we were able to truly be in the moment and enjoy ourselves. When I saw Taylor, it made me forget about every worry. I was instantly calm and it made me realize how insanely happy I was to get to marry my best friend.

We would HIGHLY recommend Simply Sarah to other couples! We had the honor of having Sarah as our photographer and her husband, Will, as our second shooter. They are two of the sweetest people you will ever meet! Sarah immediately makes you feel at ease and you will have one less thing to worry about if you hire her. She was absolutely incredible from start to finish. She is professional, efficient, friendly and extremely talented! What I love most about her, is her attention to detail. Sarah is a great person to have as part of your special day and is clearly so passionate about what she does.

Photography: Elizabeth Lanier Photography | Event Planning: Intrigue Design & Events | Floral Design: Harvey Designs | Dress: Pronovias | Cake: Rhiannon Chandler | Stationery: Paper Daisies Stationery | Ceremony Venue: The Outfitters Center At Oldfield | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: The Outfitters Center At Oldfield | Hair & Makeup: Lashes And Lace Charleston | Hair and Makeup: Lashes And Lace Charleston | Groom's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Tent: JLK Events | Monagram: Arabella June Design Studio | Processing and Development: PhotoVision Prints

Intimate Destination Wedding at Ritz Carlton Penha Longa

If you’re anything like me, you’re fully celebrating the color pink this month (and maybe even possibly the whole year… I blame it on Pantone!). Although this fete from Dream Weddings Europe doesn’t have an ounce of our happy hue in the decor, it doesn’t need to, because the venue itself is pink—making way for plenty of photo opps for Amanda & Derick on their Big Day. atmosphere made sure to scope out all the breathtaking angles and this gallery is the pretty outcome.

From atmosphereAmanda & Derick came from Canada with their close family and friends to celebrate their intimate wedding in sunny Portugal. They chose the elegant Ritz Carlton Penha Longa Resort to host their celebrations. Penha Longa is situated in the mountains of Sintra, which composes the perfect intimate, yet chic atmosphere they wanted.

The unique pink 14th-Century Monastery was the perfect dreamy and romantic background for the celebration of friendship and love lived by Amanda & Derick that day. It was all about having fun and spending great, quality time with loved ones.

The dinner took place in the most cozy room, Sala dos Arcos (Arch Room), the former stables of the 14th-century monastery, where emotional speaks put happy tears in everyone’s eyes. The dances and party were followed at the the opulent Salão Nobre (Noble Room). It was a perfect day, just like their smiles translate.

Photography: atmosphere | Event Planning: Dream Weddings Europe | Flowers: Happy Day | Wedding Dress: Martina Liana | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Missguided | Catering: Penha Longa | Hair: Tom Perdigão | DJ: Epik | Groom's Attire: CE Clothier | Wedding Venue: test | Bride Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Cookies: T Bakes | Groom Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | MUA: Yara Lacerda | Rentals: A&C

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Soft and Romantic Spring Wedding Inspiration

It’s official, Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow which means an early Spring is upon us! Well, at least we hope so!!  We just can’t wait to see tulips in full bloom at every turn and smell that fresh Spring air again. But until then, we’ll just be staring at this stunning inspiration shoot from Renee Hollingshead that satisfies all our Spring cravings. Emma Job from the Petal Report and Adriana Marie Events designed every inch of this gorgeous shoot, giving brides a modern yet ethereal take on the typical Spring wedding look.

From Emma Job from The Petal ReportThis intimate and inspirational editorial was focused to create a vision for couples that want to incorporate modern details mixed with an ethereal and refined authenticity for their nearest and dearest. Ambiance was crucial for the setting to show off the true feeling behind this vibe.

Crimson & Clover incorporated a mixture of tall candlesticks as well as pillar candles to add to the lighting throughout the space and popped some of their go-to spring blooms to soften the tablescape. The spring season was picked for this look as it to inspire those getting married in the year to come.

The spring season was picked for this look as it to inspire those getting married in the year to come. Our blushing bride, instead of having just a “something blue” we decided to incorporate the hue throughout her day. From the details within the paper goods, the delicate napkin tied across the dinner plates, to the tiny flowers popped in throughout the day, there was not a moment untouched by the shade. The modern paper touches are one of our favorite parts, paired with the soft edges of the china and natural linen textures throughout the space. A bit of personality from the “couple” in the ceremony runner to tell their full story, paired with the abundant greenery to fill the all white space of Prism for interested.

Photography: Renee Hollingshead Photography | Event Design: Cayleigh Hopkins | Event Design: Adriana Marie Events | Floral Design: Crimson and Clover Floral Design, Inc. | Cake: Catherine George Cakes | Stationery: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy | Hair and Makeup: Vintage Veils | Wedding Venue: Prism | Bridal Gown: Wren Bridal | Model : Cate Thompson | Rentals: White Glove Rentals

Behind the Scenes of a Floral Workshop by Myrtle et Olive in Tokyo

Flowers are my love language. I think in another life I owned a little bloom shop on a beach somewhere, or maybe that’s still to come in this life. Retirement plan? I like it. If I ever make that happen, I’ll surely be signing up for a workshop like this one, hosted by floral genius, Myrtle et Olive. Along with Megumi Maris to capture the event and Paper Tree Toyko at the planning seat, we’re getting a behind the scenes look into the turning gears of a bloom workshop and what it takes to craft the lovely images we all get heart-eyed over on the regular.

From Heather of Myrtle et OliveI often feel that photographers and florists have a lovely symbiotic relationship. Photographers are our companion, our teammate throughout the entire design experience. It takes a great team of like-minded artisans to create the most beautiful editorial.

My designs are often influenced by my surrounding environment and culture. I love to create something that’s an authentic and organic extension to the location. That’s when a great photographer comes into design formula – your work is only as beautiful as what you can artfully document. I can’t stress how important it is to communicate with your collaborating photographer. I always do a walkthrough together with my partnered photographer to determine the best location for set up and for lighting, to achieve the best photographic result for the design. I will always have a conversation with the photographer to create an ideal shoot list and to plan out the shoot schedule together to ensure that we can make the best use of time and light on the day of the event.

Photographers often inspire me with their vision as well, we work together to perfect the balance, proportion, and rhythm of pre-styled lifestyle shots. As a florist & creative director, I want to bring the best out of one’s photography style, hence I try to work with a floral palette that goes well with the photographer’s preferred brand hues, some might go for a more mature neutral tone and some might enjoy working with a more bold and bright palettes. Respecting each other’s advice and expertise will often take your work to the next level.

For our first workshop in Tokyo, I wanted to fuse aesthetics elements of Japanese and Western culture into my design concept. Japan is well known for its celebration of seasons, particularly in its food. I incorporated seasonal fresh ingredients such as fig and dried blood orange to compliment our floral, which are all locally grown in an abundance of fall tones. It is often said that Japanese dishes are a feast for the eyes as well as nourishment for the body, as each course is beautifully presented in a dish of a shape and color. We included this important cultural element in our tabletop styling.

From Megumi Maris PhotographyFor Myrtle et Olive’s workshop in Tokyo, we worked with tricky lighting because we did not get the rental space until late afternoon and the studio was shaded by buildings. There was also orange cast coming from indoor lighting as well. I used as much of the available natural light as possible and used a reflector when needed. Hence, the entire set up needed to be by the window, furthest away from the orange cast. We were limited with time and space, we only had 1.5 hours to shoot all of the styling portions of the workshop. However, with communication ahead of time and a great shoot list, our team was able to work beautifully together. Everything was perfectly orchestrated and it flowed so well together.

Photography: Megumi Maris | Planner: Paper Tree Tokyo | Floral Design: Myrtle et Olive | Calligrapher: Maki Shimano | Venue Sponsor: Wako World

Romantic Fall Desert Wedding at El Chorro in Paradise Valley

I melt for a good groom-swooning-at-the-bride shot, and this wedding right here? It’s got a few sweet ones sprinkled throughout. Gahhh, can you even? I think we can all agree this duo is simply the cutest and when you pair them with details planned by A Day to Cherish Weddings & Celebrations and adorable guests like this, the result is a darling day that pulls you in. See the whole thing right this way.

From Benjamin Clifford PhotographyBeing a wedding photographer, it’s hard not to appreciate all the effort and care that goes into a spectacular wedding. Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing a stunning wedding at the beautiful El Chorro wedding venue. It was an excellent setting for such an occasion, nestled between the desert mountains of Paradise Valley, Arizona. My clients, Rebecca and Nathan, couldn’t have been more delighted by the natural beauty and luxurious treatment they received. The event was gorgeous from start to finish, and the memories preserved there will undoubtedly be remembered fondly by all who attended.

We managed to take a few photos of her alongside the lively desert fauna, creating a simply enchanting scene. The bridesmaids dressed in pale pink looked lovely together next to the bride, and we were able to get a few photos of them as well. After a few more shots of the groom looking his best and the couple finally together, we were ready to move on to the wedding ceremony. The event lawn was a spectacular venue with perfectly trimmed grass, white-blossomed trees, and the looming desert mountains in the distance. When Nathan and Rebecca were finally together on the event stage, hand-in-hand with solemn expressions, every seamlessly entwined element was finally in place. The couple walked away with brimming smiles. The following walk around the grounds allowed us several more romantic shots of them together freshly married. It was lovely to see them both bubbling from the excitement of their union. From there it was on to the Casa Paloma for the reception, showcasing the dazzling luxury El Chorro is known for. White, gold, crystal and blush adornments filled every table, with bouquets and candles to top it off. We finished with a series of shots of the couple’s first dance, taking to the floor in a wonderfully intimate moment while their friends and family looked on.

When it was all said and done, we managed to capture a fantastic set of stunning photos from the event. It was a wonderful day to be involved in, and one I’m sure won’t be forgotten.

Photography: Benjamin Clifford Photography | Cinematography: Luxium Weddings | Event Planning: A Day to Cherish Weddings & Celebrations | Floral Design: LUX Wedding Florsists | Cake: A Bake Shop | Invitations: Minted | Hair & Makeup: Makiaj Beauty | Entertainment: Ryan Meeks of Non-Stop Entertainment | Wedding Venue: El Chorro | Beer Burro: Haul N Ass Productions | Bridal Boutique: Bella Lily Bridal | Hand Lettering: Wildly Written by AK | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Event Rents- Phoenix

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How Revelry Is Reshaping the Way to Shop for Your Wedding Wardrobe

Ugh, there are so many stressful logistics when it comes to wedding and bridesmaid dress shopping. From securing appointments that work for everyone’s schedule (which is near impossible) to making sure everyone feels included and comfortable during the try-on process.  Think there’s no way of avoiding these icky details? – guess again! Revelry is completely changing the game of shopping for your wedding wardrobe needs. Read on for these 4 life-changing details…

Revelry X Style Me Pretty Giveaway

Guess what! We have a super exciting giveaway launching today on our instagram page! One lucky winner will receive their choice of a FREE wedding dress + up to four bridesmaid dresses (yup, we’re not kidding…) Hurry up and click this link to enter- the last day to enter is 2/17. The winner will be announced on 2/18… good luck, ladies!

1. In-Home Try On

Our favorite online-only brand offers samples to try on (Yup. No purchase required.) in the comfort of your own home, no matter where you are in the country! We know what you’re thinking – FINALLY!!! No more crowded dressing rooms, no more pressure to rush your decision process, no more trying on a size 14 when you’re actually a size 4 and NO more pushy sales people (hallelujah!) Both you and your bridesmaids are going to feel so much less stressed and so much more relaxed. It allows everyone to speak freely about exactly how they’re feeling in each dress and truly let loose and have fun in the comfort of your own home! It’s literally a dream come true and we are SO grateful that brides now have this option to consider.

2. Sample Boxes

SO, want to hear what other perks you get with an in-home try on? Get this –  Revelry will send you everything you need to help make your experience as seamless as possible by providing a Sample Box that includes everything you need to say “yes” to the dress! Inside the box you’ll find measuring tapes, fabric and skin tone illusion swatches, samples in your size, as well as plenty of helpful information – just think of it as a personal stylist in your own home!

3. Size Range

Michelle, the lovely founder of Revelry, has always pushed for the brand to be inclusive of all different shapes and sizes (beyond thankful for this). That being said, Revelry and Revelry Bridal offer a wide range of sizes as well as height options for both bridesmaids and brides. Here’s the rundown:

Bridesmaids:

  • Sizes 0-32
  • 4 height options (cocktail, petite maxi, regular maxi, tall maxi)

 Bridal:

  • Sizes 0-24
  • 2 heights (regular and tall)

4. Various Lining & Illusion Colors

This is MAJOR. Revelry Bridal offers 5 (that’s right – 5!!!) different skin tone options for illusion details on all dresses. How incredible is that? It’s about time women of all colors have the chance to create a wedding dress that is personalized to them – without the hefty alterations price tag. We are so amazed and grateful for the strides that Revelry is taking to be inclusive of all shapes, sizes and colors in their designs. They are truly trailblazing the way for the future of the bridal industry!

A Bright Fall Wedding in Wine Country at Solage Calistoga

This happy wedding day at Solage Calistoga brings the spirit of Fall to whole new heights! Trust us, just one look at this wine country celebration from Rebecca Yale Photography and Simone Lennon Events will instantly brighten your day. Prepare to “ooh” and “aah” at Loop Flowers’ heavenly arrangements of brightly colored blooms in orange, pink and yellow hues. Top it all off with a knock-out Vera Wang gown and there you have it – we couldn’t be more in love with this golden beauty!

From Rebecca Yale This was a destination wedding for the bride and groom who came in from TX for an intimate wedding with their closest friends and family. Simone Lennon used the Fall landscape as inspiration and Loop Flowers created lush Fall inspired florals in tones of orange, pinks and yellows.

The bride wore an embellished Vera Wang gown, which she paired with heirloom jewelry including a pearl necklace the bride’s mom wore on her wedding day and a watch made into a cuff the grandmother wore on hers. The bride’s mother wore Carolina Herrera in robin egg’s blue to match the bridesmaids and also wore many heirloom jewelry pieces passed down from her mother who they honored with a photograph tied to the bouquet.

Yonder Design created an elegant white and gold invitation suite and save the date with a custom logo for the couple and letter pressed the pattern of the tablecloths on to the back of the suites and the envelopes were lined with a tan linen fabric.

Yonder created a slate bar menu using their same logo to show off their custom cocktails and printed letterpressed menus with hand calligraphed names at the top acting as place cards for the guests.

A whimsical element was brought to the day with the larger than life escort card display at the entrance with hand torn paper escort cards. Loop Flowers transformed the all white space with a large floral and light bulb installation over the dance floor which created a wow moment when everyone entered from cocktail hour.

A custom white dance floor was created to match the clean aesthetic and bright pops of florals lined the tables with orange velvet napkins and bowls with fresh pomegranates, figs and kumquats. Each place setting had a beautiful mini arrangement tied with ribbon sitting atop the menu, which was flanked with grey and gold flatware.

Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography | Floral Design: Loop Event Arts | Stationery: Yonder Design | Hair and Makeup: The Glamourist | Bride's Mother's Dress: Carolina Herrera | Dress Designer: Vera Wang | Gown Pressing and Tailoring: The Wedding Detailor | Lighting and Suspension: Got Light | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Theoni Collection | Rentals: Standard Party Rentals | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Simone Lennon Events: Simone Lennon Events | Venue and Catering: Solage Calistoga | Vow Books: Wedding Story Writer

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Classic Greece Wedding at Archontiko Riziko in Chios

When in doubt, go for a destination wedding! While you might be thinking a far-away-fete will be a challenge to plan, it’s so worth it. Especially when you turn your celebration into a week-long event like this Victoria and Peter did. With Joanna Loukaki guiding the planning process, the result was truly a day to remember. Thanks to Vasilis Kantarakis Films, we get to be virtual guests today. When you’re done enjoying the beautiful film, make sure to scroll through Nikos Gogas lovely images.

From Vasilis Kantarakis Films… Growing up, Victoria used to spend summers with her Italian family in a small town called Cervinara, right outside of Naples. It was while falling in love with Italy as a child that she began dreaming of a destination wedding. When she first met Peter, she had no idea she was falling in love with someone who had spent their childhood summers similarly. He would return each year to his parent’s birthplace and homeland, a small island called Chios off the mainland of Greece. When Peter and Victoria took their first trip together to visit Chios and then Cervinara, they knew that a destination wedding would be the best way to include all parts of their international families. So, they turned their destination wedding into a week long vacation for all their friends and family, and they couldn’t be happier with the celebration or each other.

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From Joanna Loukakis, the planner… When we first visited together with Victoria and Peter the historic venue, we could see in their eyes it was their dream location! Set in the medieval Kampos area, the 1700’s estate has breathtaking views citrus groves in all directions. Beautiful organic and natural elements incorporated with tones of blue and a splash of gold, were some details of the romantic dinner scenery.

Wedding Cinema: Vasilis Kantarakis Films | Wedding Planner: Joanna Loukaki | Florist: Loukakis Flowers | Cake maker: Eva Houkouroglou – Eve and Butter | Caterer: Chef Kovas | Makeup Artist: Matina Maraitaki | DJ: Linaris George | Antique car: Private collector | Cocktail Bar Catering: Oz Cocktails | Dinnerware: White Lilac | Hairstylist: Anna Boula | Musicians – Live Band: Avgoustidis bros | Post ceremony refreshments and treats at the church: Premier Giorgos Koumpis | Reception venue and bride’s preparation: Archontiko Riziko | Rentals: Zazoo | Special Lighting: Focus Audio Vision | Stationery + Printed Materials: Entypo | Wedding Photographer: Nikos Gogas

Colorful + Cultural Wedding Blue Hill At Stone Barns in New York

Having meticulously planned my own wedding, I can attest that it takes a lot to get to that end result. So, when I see a celebration like this one, jam-packed with layers of personalized details, I not only see the love, but feel every curated, every carefully crafted moment…thanks to the uber-talented designer Bride, who made all that beauty come to life. From incorporating her own art to seamlessly blending two cultures together, she truly thought of every last detail. Even asking her 90-year-old uncle to be the ring bearer (sweetest thing ever)!! With The Wedding Library at the coordination helm, Peartree Flowers on bloom duty and Sophie Kaye behind the lens, it was a truly special celebration and one that I promise you’ll want to cozy up to!

The theme of the wedding was A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a Chinese twist. Set at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, nestled in a beautiful countryside landscape just beginning to turn to autumn, the celebrations made every effort to pay tribute to the natural surroundings, from the carefully selected menu to the elaborate decor. The hallway leading to the reception featured a romantic cascade of hanging vines and fall foliage in a gradient of colours, while the tables were covered with flowers and tall, lush branches, dripping with hanging candles, to transform the space into a glowing enchanted forest. The overall effect was both sophisticated and magical.

As both the bride and groom are Jewish, and the bride is Chinese as well, the wedding represented a true marriage of the two cultures. Before the ceremony, the families and wedding party participated in a private tea ceremony and Ketubah-signing, during which the bride wore a traditional Gua dress from Hong Kong, while the groom donned a Chinese “cabbage blossom” over his suit. At the reception that evening, everyone danced the Hora, and to close out the night, they had a Taiwanese-style send-off, offering Chinese wedding candies to their guests.

The chuppah was the centerpiece of the ceremony, a gorgeous floral structure with moody and romantic hanging blossoms. At nightfall, it was revamped into a lantern-lit pavilion that guests could walk through to get from the hayloft to the main restaurant. The effect was utterly ethereal, with the soft, rosy glow from the lanterns lighting up the dark courtyard. It was the perfect way to repurpose the chuppah, and served as a stunning and memorable bridge between both cultures!

As for the bride’s gown, she chose a romantic, off-the-shoulder dress with beaded flowers across the shoulders by Israeli designer Chana Marelus, who personally added unique embellishments to the dress. Veil-designer Daphne Newman created a bespoke veil with matching flowers and beadwork. As a special touch, Daphne embroidered Kim and Isaac’s names onto the petals of one of the flowers in the center of the veil. Isaac wore a custom-made blue Zegna suit with a red velvet bow tie, and gifted his groomsmen and the two fathers with kimono bow ties in varying shades of red, each with a different pattern, to compliment the bridesmaids’ dresses. Finally, the guests wore burgundy kippot during the Jewish ceremony.

As Kim is an artist and is often commissioned to design wedding invitations, it was a dream come true for her to be able to design the artwork for her own wedding. She created and hand-lettered all of the paper goods, from the personalized crest and invitations to the escort cards and the custom-made mugs in the gift bags. The wedding suite featured whimsical illustrations of significance to both Isaac and Kim, as well as auspicious Chinese motifs and symbols to honour Kim’s heritage.

From the beginning, Kim and Isaac knew that deciding on a color scheme would be nearly impossible; Kim’s love of colors has had a huge influence on her artwork, and would play a big role in the wedding as well. Instead, they chose to draw inspiration from the mood and environment of the day: autumnal foliage and crisp chinoiserie as an homage to the season, bridesmaid dresses ranging from the palest blush to a deep burgundy as a nod to Chinese wedding colours, and rich jewel-tones for the tables and bouquets to tie everything together. On the whole, the tapestry of colours was what helped make the day so festive and unique, and full of warmth and happiness.

From The Wedding LibraryI just adored this wedding – full of color, cultural elements, and the sweetest couple. The bride, Kim, illustrated their incredible invitations, all paper goods, and the favors. I was so excited to shoot with such an amazing color palette – a pastel blue runner, a vibrant chuppah, and the most painterly florals made up their wedding day details. The couple involved moments from both of their families and religions, with traditional jewish elements, chinese lanterns, and a tea ceremony.

Photography: Sophie Kaye Photography | Coordination: The Wedding Library | Floral Design: Peartree Flowers | Gown: Chana Marelus | Ring: Susie Saltzman | Hair + Makeup: Natalia Bizinha Makeup Artist | Wedding Venue: Blue Hill At Stone Barns | Bride's Instagram: Kim Zeluck | Bride's Website: Kim Zeluck

A Tropical Destination Wedding at Ak’iin Beach Club in Tulum

If we could get an invite to any wedding on SMP – this tropical destination wedding in Tulum captured by Magdalena Studios would be reallyyy high on our list! The bride and groom said “I do” with their toes in the sand in front of a round floral arbor by Pentaflor Event & Flower Design and crystal clear ocean waves. The blushing bride donned a pretty two-piece dress while her bridesmaids stunned in unique maxis of various warm hues. What followed was a cocktail hour filled with decadent displays of coconuts, pineapples, a tiki bar, live music and a reception that is just too perfect to put into words. Welcome to wedding paradise!

From Magdalena Studios Searching for destination wedding inspiration from a couple who did it perfectly? Look no further than Claudia & Richard! This Tulum wedding was one for the books with no detail left behind! Stunning earthy greens and ocean blues surrounded the couple as they tied the knot on a white sand beach under a tropical arbor arch! After the “I do’s,” the newlyweds and their guests celebrated as the sun set to live music, with dinner tables designed to perfection and a choice of coconut or tiki bar (or both)! We want to relive this day over and over!

From the Bride… We met online while Claudia was living in NYC and Richard was living in Tulum, Mexico. Richard claimed on his profile that he spent “several months a year” living in NYC, which only became true AFTER they started long-distance dating. After weeks of e-mailing and one Skype date, Richard bought a ticket to New York for their first in-person date. The date went well, and they have been together ever since!

The family-owned wedding venue made everything extra special and personalized. We were very familiar with the space, personally know the wedding planner and many of the staff, and we were even able to have our beloved rescue pup Taco roam free during the event. The wedding was a blend of Mexican and American sensibilities and customs to honor our backgrounds, our guests, and the location. We chose a ‘natural luxury’ theme to let the beauty of the venue shine, the handblown glass, bejuco (wicker) decorative globes and hanging lamps, local copal incense, mezcal for toasting, menu, drinks, plate chargers, table decorations and foliage all made locally or from Mexico.

Midnight snack of empanadas in both Argentine and Mexican styles also nod to bride and groom’s backgrounds. Our favorite wedding moment was having our son Adrian be the ring bearer and walk down the aisle with Richard/groom’s former nanny Celia. Tips to other couples planning their day: Sending paper save-the-dates and invitations but having people RSVP online was a good mix of traditional and convenient. E-mailing guests a Google photos link for people to upload their casual shots was also a fun way to share images with everyone.

Photography: Magdalena Studios | Event Planning: Akin Beach Club | Flowers: Pentaflor | Cake: Shoebox Bakery | Ceremony Venue: Akin Beach Club | Reception Venue: Akin Beach Club | Shoes: Jewel by Badgley Mischka | Engagement Ring: Elisa Solomon | Jewelry: Luis Rea | Rings: Las Americas Jewelry in NYC | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu | Catering: Akin Beach Club | Makeup: Jessica Hereen | Hair: Karina Dominguez | Hair: Prep Hair | Venue: Akin Beach Club | Dress Designer (Skirt): Jenny Yoo | Dress Designer (Top): Tadashi Shoji | Dress Store: BHLDN | Garter: b.tempt’d by Wacoal | Groom Shoes: Paraboot Shoes | Groom Suit: John Varvatos | Grooming: Karina Dominguez | Hair Accessories: Lori London | Live Band: One the One | Paper Goods: Designed by bride! Claudia Meyer | Rentals: Royal Table Cancún | Ring box: Las Americas Jewelry in NYC | Veil: Paris by Debra Moreland

Colorful Maryland Winery Wedding at Rocklands Farm

If ever there were two Brides with the happiest of smiles and a kind of love that you can feel popping right out of your screen, it’s surely Lea & Becca. Their love is contagious and that’s completely apparent in every single snap from Luck & Love Photography. Hello, adorable first look! They’re sharing their story below, along with an abundance of details that made their day truly unique.

From Luck & Love PhotographyThe details of this day were beautiful! Becca’s details included a handkerchief with a custom stamp for Lea & Becca in the middle, her great-grandmother’s necklace, and a ring from her mother’s side of the family. Lea also had Keds that she & Becca had died themselves. Lea’s mom helped her get into her dress and helped put on her late grandmother’s necklace. Lea’s late grandmother and grandfather were married on exact same date as Lea & Becca would be married on. Lea’s dress was so beautiful, and the brides would discover later on that their lace actually matched – even though their dresses were so different!

Lea & Becca signed their Ketubah, surrounded by their family and friends. Lea’s dad spoke to the importance of the Ketubah, and the story of marriage. Once the rain had slowed, it was time for their ceremony! At the chuppah, Becca walked around Lea and then Lea walked around Becca. Lea’s father officiated the ceremony seeped in tradition. Lea & Becca had written their own vows. Becca talked about how the moment she met Lea, there was a spark that Lea ignited in her, and that Lea continued to light that spark every day. It was nerdy and beautiful, and started the waterworks for everyone present. Lea talked about how she had always imagined finding her “Rebecca” since she was a child – literally, when she had played the main love interest was always named Rebecca – and how glad she was she found her Rebecca in Becca. It really was a beautiful day filled with love, acceptance, and happiness!

Some words from both brides… Our favorite part was the ceremony itself. My (Lea) father was our Rabbi which was both intimate and inclusive at the same time. Rocklands Farm is such a naturally beautiful venue and the thoughtful decorations by our florists (Sungold Flower) and event team (Simply Fresh), plus the warmest host (Janis, the owner of Rocklands) made us feel so comfortable. We decided to exchange vows during our ceremony which turned out to be a real highlight for us–we loved having an opportunity to tell our feelings and vows to each other under our Chuppah (Jewish alter we stood under) and share that intimacy with our friends and family. Our ceremony was full of such love, inclusivity, laughter, and the happiest tears.

Our wedding style was definitely rustic-barn because of the space itself, which totally compliments us as a couple: we love the outdoors, animals, and abundant natural beauty, which Rocklands provided endless amounts of. Rocklands has the charm of a functioning farm with piglets and cows roaming the meadows behind our ceremony site, but also has a massive collection of decorations to accent different tables and spaces beautifully. Neither of us are crafty, creative, or artistic, but we outsourced to our Step Mother and our Grandmother hand stitched 95 kippot (Jewish caps) that were beautifully strung between two ladders at the entry of the ceremony site. We also included a picture of our photographer (Meg Lucks at Luck & Love Photography) with a note asking our guests to not use personal cameras or phones because Meg’s got us covered. And we also had a bin of toy instruments (clappers, maracas, and various whistles) and called them our “Recessional Beats” for our guests to help cheer us down the aisle after our ceremony. These little things helped make our wedding unique and fun!

Our advice to others: Be incredibly organized with your time and your planning. So much goes into planning a wedding between vendors, timing, and last minute changes, but it helps to be organized! The other piece of advice: this is [hopefully] the only wedding you will ever have. Take little moments with your new wife or husband to just look at your event. We took many 30 second moments to just look at our lives converging all to celebrate us. As everyone says, it flies by so quickly, so taking time to just step back and watch this group of people who will never again assemble in the exact same way. If things fall off schedule or fall through for whatever reason? Don’t worry about it. This will still be the best day of your life. Last piece of advice: if you can afford it, hire both a photographer and a videographer. We hired Luck & Love Photography and In Motion Video (Baltimore, MD) and both did an absolutely fabulous job. Our video is absolutely stunning and allows us and our families to relive the wedding. Our photographs are also so beautiful and captured the natural beauty of Rocklands Farm and our whole evening so perfectly. We would change a thing, it was perfect.

Photography: Luck & Love Photography | Videography: In Motion Video | Florist: Sungold Flower Co | Catering: Simply Fresh Events | Men's Attire: Enzo Custom | Bride's Dress: Vows | Bride's Dress: Fairytale Brides on a Shoestring Boutique | Bridesmaid Skirts: Tulle And Chantilly | Hair & Make Up: Makeup by Ana B | Live Band: The Original Moonlighters | Winery: Rocklands Farm

Vibrant Indian Wedding at Butterfly Lane Estate in Santa Barbara

I had to hold myself back from putting every single image in this gallery from Taryn Grey into a featured board. It is that beautiful my friends. Hannah & Zohair celebrated their love with family and friends in a seamless cultural fusion that sings with color and happiness. Event of the Season made that dream come true for this Bride & Groom with their planning and design genius. When you’re done scrolling some of the stunning highlights below, I urge you to cozy up right here for the rest!

From Event of the Season… Working with Hannah & Zohair on their wedding design was a really fun process. They met in the Funk Zone of Santa Barbara and envisioned a romantic, colorful, and classic Indian fusion wedding. The palette was composed of variations of deep saturated and vibrant pinks and reds with accents of rich orange, purple and navy with pops of gold. Guests were welcomed with a grand champagne tower display accented with colorful fruits and floral details. The ceremony featured a large mandala inspired design created with petals and floral garlands that went the full length of the aisle. At the end of the aisle were petite gold vessels filled with colorful blooms and petals. The arch was accented with one large offset floral piece, organic arrangments at the base of each side, and one of our favorite elements, colorful hanging tassels. The best parts of the ceremony were the appearance of the couples 3 pups, Simba, Rajah, and Johnny Walker Black, and performance by two of their closest friends. After the ceremony, the couple changed into traditional Indian attire. Cocktail hour on the terrace showcased a large full floral elephant, bringing in the symbol of Zohairs family heritage from India, that acted as the centerpiece for a beautiful charcuterie display. An illustration of the couple and their 3 pups, created by Chasing Linen, was available for guests to sign their special wishes. After the cocktail hour guests were invited to find their seats from a display of hanging floral garlands, drawing from the design of the ceremony arch. The reception was set with colorful lounge groupings, linen-draped tables, clusters of vibrant blooms and candles, and modern metallic pendants and lanterns strung overhead. All details were captured perfectly by Taryn Grey Photography.

Photography: Taryn Grey Photography | Event Design: Event of the Season | Event Planning : Event of the Season | Floral Design: Coco Rose Design | Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes | Ceremony Venue: Butterfly Lane Estate | Reception Venue: Butterfly Lane Estate | Catering: Omni Fresco Catering | Makeup: 805 Makeup | Hair: Beauty By Blythe | Lighting : Bella Vista Designs, Inc | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Music: Gavin Roy | Rentals: Town And Country Rentals | Rentals: Party Pleasers

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A Picturesque Destination Wedding at The Rim Golf Club in Arizona

Black bridesmaid dresses, a breathtaking ceremony view and a romantic candlelit reception are just a few of our favorite things about this dreamy destination wedding at The Rim Gold Club. Sassy Soirees left no detail unturned when planning this day inspired by the beautiful mountains of Arizona. Sarah’s Garden created arrangements full of rich colors like bold reds, deep greens and a touch of soft pink! Don’t miss a moment at the full gallery captured by Rachel Solomon Photography!

From the Bride… In the fall of 2012, Jack and I met in Minneapolis, where we embarked on a two year graduate program at the University of Minnesota. Upon first meeting Jack, I was struck by his generosity and impacted by the selflessness he exhibits everyday and in each interaction. After close to two years of cherished friendship, Jack and I started dating. I was born and raised in Arizona and, despite leaving for the Midwest after high school, I had always known that I would return home to get married.

When Jack proposed in the fall of 2017, I was thrilled to learn that he shared in my excitement for planning a wedding inspired by the natural beauty of the mountains of Arizona. We knew we wanted an intimate gathering of our closest family and friends, and having a destination wedding allowed us to offer our guests the thrill of travel and adventure – something that brought us together as a couple. It was heartwarming and uplifting to watch our guest’s travels unfold, all centered around our wedding day at the The Rim Golf Club in Payson, Arizona.

We were fortunate to have a beautiful and sunny, yet crisp, late fall day for our wedding. We chose black and white attire and simple, classic gold decor to allow the breathtaking views of the Mogollon Rim to take center stage. The colors of the open-air backdrop were stunning alone, but we chose to accent Mother Nature’s beauty with rich colors in our details – including my “something blue”, a pair of brilliant blue M. Gemi bow adorned flats, and a palette of bold reds, soft pinks and deep greens throughout our floral design.

Our most treasured memories from our wedding day are the moments that were inspired by our love for our family and friends: connecting over a few holes of golf prior to the ceremony, toasting with the very same gold-rimmed champagne glasses that my parents used on their wedding day close to 30 years ago, and dancing with our guests to “Sweet Caroline” – a father/daughter tribute in honor of my late father. We gave our guests Rim Club wine glasses as favors and have since enjoyed reminiscing in the homes of our friends and family members who have served wine in these glasses that are so very special to us. Looking back on our day is now one of our favorite things to do together, and we can’t imagine a more perfect setting to celebrate our marriage. We were so fortunate to partner with a truly incredible and amazingly talented team of vendors who worked tirelessly and seamlessly to create a day we will never forget.

Photography: Rachel Solomon Photography | Event Planning: Sassy Soirees | Cake: Mogollon Moose | Reception Venue: The Rim Golf Club | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Hair: Miriam Kenly | DJ: Elite Event Services | Bridesmaids Retailer: Bella Bridesmaid | Floral: Sarah's Garden | Gown Boutique: Posh Bridal Couture | Gown Designer: Enzoani | Menswear: The Black Tux | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Stationery & Paper: Parkside Prints | Strings: The Encore Quartet

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You Won’t Believe These David’s Bridal Wedding Dresses Are Under 1K

So, you want to look like a million bucks on your wedding day without splurging on the crazy price tag? We totally get it. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice style in order to be budget-friendly! Lucky for you, David’s Bridal has some of the most gorgeous gowns that fit your individual style AND your wedding budget #blessed. Keep on reading to reveal the 7 wedding dresses from David’s Bridal that are ALL under 1K, leaving you guilt-free and looking gorgeous as ever.

With their wide variety of silhouettes, lengths and styles – it’s pretty much impossible not to find what you’re looking for. On top of all that good stuff, they also offer sizes that range from 0-30… this way every woman can find a dress that’s a perfect fit. In case you were wondering – yup, David’s Bridal also offers veils, headpieces, jewelry, shoes, shapewear, in-house alterations (I mean… we could go on, but you get the picture – they’ve got it all!) Keep on reading to reveal the 7 wedding dresses from David’s Bridal that are ALL under 1K, leaving you guilt-free and looking gorgeous as ever.

1. Galina Signature Plunging Sequin Tulle Ball Gown Wedding Dress: $958

This tulle ball gown is perfect for the classic bride who wants a soft, romantic look on her wedding day. It features a plunging neckline, rows of pearl and crystal beading at the waist and a sequin underskirt. How gorgeous does this gown look paired with this pave crystal flower hair comb – adding the perfect dose of sparkle to the overall look!

2. Melissa Sweet Beaded Blouson Two-piece Sheath Wedding Dress: $958

For the bride who wants to feel comfortable and covered on her wedding day with a side of vintage flair – this sweet two-piece is just for you! It’s complete with a beaded and embroidered blouson-bodice, a tulle sheath silhouette, cap sleeves and stunning embellishment. To top it all off, don these dazzling drop earrings from David’s – they’re the perfect match!

3. Galina Signature Strapless Wedding Dress with Tulle Slit Skirt: $798


A bustier-style illusion bodice and a side-slit? Umm, hello gorgeous! This romantic gown lets you show a little leg while still looking oh-so bridal.

Fun fact: Did you know 1 in 3 US brides choose to walk down the aisle in a wedding dress from David’s?

4. Galina Scalloped Lace Split-front Sheath Wedding Dress: $499

We have a feeling boho brides are going to love this one. How gorgeous is the scalloped lace and curve-hugging sheath silhouette?! Obsessed. If you want this exact bridal look, add this jeweled organza sash encrusted with pear, round, and marquise crystals and these embellished ankle strap heels.

5. DB Studio Scalloped One-shoulder Lace Sheath Gown: $199.95

We’ve never seen a one-shoulder dress quite so darling. Finished with flattering side rushing and scalloped detailing – this dress is the definition of understated elegance. Let this leafy crystal sprig sash define your feminine curves and accessorize with a pair of boldly glam chandelier earrings.

6. Cap Sleeve Crepe Sheath Wedding Dress: $499

For the bride who’s hoping for a dress that shows off her beautiful shape while staying modest and classic – this high neck crepe sheath complete with a keyhole back is officially your dream wedding dress! The only way it could get better? When it’s worn with teardrop earrings, cross strap heels and a matching crystal clutch in hand of course!

7. Lace Appliqué Illusion Mesh Sheath Dress: $199.95


If you thought it’d be near impossible to find dress from under $200 that features floral lace appliqué… surpriseee! How perfect is this one-of-a-kind gown?

Photography: Becca Brendler | Floral Design: Wild Folk Studio | Flowers: Fifty Flowers | Makeup: Glamour Cosmetics | Hair : Maricruz Polito | Venue: Wild Folk Studio | Styling and Creative Design: Mstarr Event Design

Seaside Malibu Wedding at The Adamson House

When I see the name Amorology pop up, I know I’m in for a gorgeous treat… everything they touch turns to pure wedding gold! Today’s fete is no exception and it so happens to be the wedding of fashion blogger, Maxie Elise, who made the most stunning Bride. Ashley Kelemen joined in on all the fun—lens in tow—leaving us lots and lots of pretty to look at.

From Amorology… College sweethearts Megan and Tyler’s love story began when she fell in love with his pants. The sleepy boy who sat near her in class was well-known for these pants, enough to warrant him a very special nickname. Puzzle Pants (aka Tyler) and Megan’s romance blossomed from their love of late nights, long mornings, and nap times, and we decided to weave this story into the concept of their wedding – Lovers & Dreamers.

Their wedding sat by the seaside at historic Adamson House in Malibu, CA where gentle waves lapped calmly at the banks of the shore. Dappled sunlight shone through the leaves of the Sycamore tree under which they wed as they said I Do, and guests sauntered into the courtyard area to be greeted by custom cocktails from Barcon – sip on a Suit & Ty or a Farmer’s Daughter (a nod to Tyler’s city boy background and Megan growing up on a farm) as you watch the clouds roll by. Their lovers and dreamers were then led to their seats by a sleep mask customized with their names and table assignments. We alternated between wood tables and rounds draped in gilded gold linens from La Tavola. Wood tables were set with simple linen plates upon wooden chargers, with rose gold flatware, indigo edged-napkins, and classic cut crystal glassware, while rounds got simple linen chargers and pink sky napkins. We used velvet ribbons on the plates to add another pop of color in there with small sprigs of berries brought in by Olive Willow to complement the lush florals that crowned each table.

After warming up on the dance floor, guests were invited to enjoy “the rest” – i.e. a scrumptious spread of delicious goodies brought in by Hey There Cupcake. Guests continued to dance through the evening under the night sky and breezy palm trees to end a day that was altogether very Cali-cool, calm, and collected.

Photography: Ashley Keleman | Event Planning & Design: Amorology | Floral Design: Olive Willow Designs | Cake: Hey There, Cupcake! | Stationary: Betlem Calligraphy | Catering: Miho Catering | DJ: Vox DJs | Backdrop: Backup Backdrops | Bar Services: Barcon Cocktails | Bride: Maxie Elise | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Premiere Party Rents | Table Top Rentals: Hostess Haven | wedding: The Adamson House

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