All posts filed under: Wedding Inspiration

Get inspired by articles on wedding style, design, and creative details. From real weddings to our editors’ suggestions, find your imagination kindled with bright ideas and beautiful images to inspire your own big day.

a dinner table for a wedding rehearsal laid with colorful tablecloth, flowers, and a bottle of rose wine with a chalkboard sign

Wedding Rehearsal Dinners: 5 Ideas We Love

Rehearsal dinners are the last thing many couples want to think about when they are knee-deep in wedding planning—it can seem like just another thing to pay for and plan. The key is to make the most of your rehearsal dinner: this post-ceremony-practice event isn’t just a cumbersome wedding custom, but a chance to take some time before your wedding day to relax and enjoy being with your partner and your closest friends and family. To illustrate just how extraordinarily fun this portion of your wedding weekend can be, we’ve put together five wedding rehearsal dinner ideas. They may differ in Read More

wedding ceremony between a man and a woman under a live oak tree in South Carolina

Top 10 Southern Wedding Traditions

The South is steeped in elegance, beauty, grace, and—the part your grandmother will never let you forget about—tradition. It should come as no surprise that a truly Southern wedding is one that reflects all of these things and allows a couple to honor the past while celebrating the future. Although there are so many to choose from, here are some of our favorite new-old Southern wedding traditions. 1. Outdoor Weddings It’s hard to say no to an outdoor wedding below the Mason-Dixon line. From garden weddings to ceremonies on the lawns of beautiful estates, many couples uphold the Southern wedding tradition of celebrating marriage in the great Read More

Bride and bridesmaids in pink dresses holding bouquets

7 “Something Borrowed” Wedding Ideas

Note: while we will refer to “the bride” here, as the bride was traditionally the subject of this little adage, there’s absolutely no reason that a groom couldn’t follow the same good-luck guidelines. Feel free to interchange “groom” wherever it make sense for you!  You’ve probably heard of the old British wedding tradition where a bride is supposed to wear “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe,” on her wedding day, right? But if you’re like us, you might be a little clueless as to what this actually means. Ostensibly good luck charms, each Read More

Small framed paintings tied with ribbon and tags as wedding favors on a table

Wedding Favor Ideas We Love

We’re big fans of giving wedding favors to your guests. After all, these folks took the time to come to your wedding, buy you a fabulous gift from your wedding registry (let’s hope), and maybe even attend your engagement party or wedding shower (which means more gifts, natch). So why not return the love and give them a little memento to take home and enjoy? Granted, if you’re thinking your only options are bubbles or keychains stamped with your wedding date, we can see why you might want to skip it. But there are really so many classy, creative favor ideas to Read More

#ZolaCouple: Meet Heidi + Frank + Their Grand Budapest Hotel-Themed Wedding

Meet the lovely Heidi & Frank. This #ZolaCouple had a wedding that was fit for the big screen! In fact, their wedding theme was inspired by the Wes Anderson film Grand Budapest Hotel. We think they nailed it. What do you think? When they aren’t busy being a power couple, Heidi is a wedding & lifestyle photographer, and together they own a wedding venue in New York called Takk House. Read on to hear their love story – it’s one for the books!

How Your Registry Can Influence Your Wedding Style

Photo by Nina & Wes Photography Your wedding day is an opportunity to showcase your taste as a couple. This means translating your personal style into all aspects of wedding planning – from the invitations and floral arrangements to the registry. Translating your registry style into your wedding day style, and vice versa, is gaining in popularity as couples are drawn to more personalized registries. In fact, selecting registry items can help inspire a more cohesive vision for the big day. As you build your registry, if you notice you are drawn to certain colors, themes or patterns, you can Read More

The Best Food Trucks To Have At Your Wedding

Gone are the days of chicken or fish because now no Pinterest-worthy wedding is complete without food trucks. Not only do these meals-on-wheels offer a variety of inspired cuisines, but this route is budget-friendly, too. When treating your guests, you certainly get more bang (and flavor) for your buck. Plus, with so many options, if Asian-fusion Italian tacos don’t appeal to your senses, you can hop on over and grab an artisanal waffle doused in seasonal syrup. Here we’ve highlighted our favorite food trucks that will no doubt be driving through a wedding circuit near you. Takumi Taco When you can’t decide Read More

Unique Wedding Menu Ideas

The food you serve at your wedding doesn’t have to be the typical steak, chicken, or fish catering options. Mix up your wedding menu by offering unique eats. Here are some of our favorite ideas. Local, Organic Eats  Ditch the stuffy catering and embrace this unpolished, natural look. Serve seasonal foods from local vendors for a delicious dinner menu. The farm to table trend is a great one – not only do the fresh ingredients taste better, but they are better for you. Looking for some recipes to try at home before organizing the meal for your big day? We love Southern Read More

Friday Faves

Happy Friday! To get your weekend started off right, and hopefully inspire your wedding planning, home decorating, and summer hosting activities, we’ve rounded up our favorite posts from the blogosphere. These are our Friday Faves. Relaxed, Colorful Boho Chic  A relaxed and fresh style full of flea market finds, antiques, and Mexican textiles – we love this light and breezy interior. Check out the home tour for more photos. Blissful Ranch Wedding  There’s something about being outside, in the middle of the wilderness, with big open sky and all of your friends and family that really inspired us. Valerie and Read More

Friday Faves

TGIF! Whether you have summer Fridays and are glancing at this while on the beach, or are still in the office and can’t wait for 5 p.m. to roll around, we want to get your weekend started off right. Well, you’re in luck with this inspiring content from the blogosphere. This week we’re all about summer weddings. From flowers to beverages to table settings, here are our Friday Faves. A Whimsical Photo Booth  With an outdoor setting, it’s easy to get creative with your photo booth. We loved this idea of decorating an old van or bus and think it’s perfect Read More