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.

bride and groom hugging in front of paper flower wall

7 Times Paper Wedding Flowers Won Our Hearts

No one can disagree with the fact that flowers are lovely. They’re also super pricey, however, and if you’re planning a wedding right now this fact has probably become all too clear to you. While you can always figure out ways to make your floral budget work within your overall wedding spending, there are a few easy solutions to providing lovely color, texture, and decoration to your wedding day without shelling out major bucks. You could cut back your florals to just a few chosen blooms here and there, but then you might ask yourself, “Will anyone even notice this Read More

couple sitting on top of rocks looking out over mountain views

6 Stunning Backdrops for Charlottesville Engagement Photos

Feels like a bit of a whirlwind, doesn’t it? It probably seems like just yesterday you laid eyes on each other and fell deeply in love. Now, as you look at your engagement ring and go over the proposal again and again in your mind, you’re in disbelief that this is really happening—you’re getting married! We bet you never want to forget what you’re feeling at this very moment. We also bet that you want to be able to have mementos that bring you back to this special time in your life for years to come. Are we on to Read More

two grooms smiling at each other in front of a wall filled with silver mylar balloons

Define Your Design: Modern Urban Weddings On A Budget

Urban weddings can come in all shapes and sizes, from the intimacy of city hall, to soaring industrial lofts, to grand ballrooms in historic hotels. What unites the events featured here is an underlining style that favors a clean, cosmopolitan, and perhaps even an edgy approach towards decorative elements. The variety possible in modern urban weddings means that couples from a wide range of budgets can accomplish this look—in fact, the pared-down aesthetic makes it even easier for brides and grooms with limited funds to add just a few well-chosen elements and still make a striking style statement. Drawing my years of experience as an Read More

bride standing in forest with white rose floral crown looking down at the ground

The Ultimate Guide To Floral Crowns

If you’ve looked at weddings on the internet, oh, like ever in the last few years, you’ve definitely seen your fair share of this wedding trend. Part hairstyle, part floral design, and all kinds of lovely, can you guess what we’re talking about? Yep, you know it: floral crowns. Brides, bridesmaids, and flower girls the world over have embraced floral crowns as the perfect wedding day accessory. Whether your wedding style is classic and traditional, whimsical and preppy, soft and romantic, or funky and bohemian, there’s a floral crown out there that will perfectly suit your wedding day fashion and the Read More

two women getting married in front of floral wall

Inspiration for Your Lesbian Wedding

Hey lady lovebirds, planning a lesbian wedding and in search of ideas? You’ve come to the right place: we love a thoughtful, creative wedding here at Zola no matter who’s getting hitched, but there are some extra charming details we’ve seen for lesbian weddings that really make our hearts sing. If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration for how to put some panache and personalization into your lesbian wedding, check out this round-up of stylish examples provided by our real-life Zola lesbian brides below. Suit Up It goes without saying that many women (gay or straight, really) might not Read More

man's and woman's hands intertwined wearing promise rings

What’s A Promise Ring, and Do You Need One?

Everybody’s heard of an engagement ring. You’ve probably seen, thought about, ogled at, compared, or even fantasy-shopped for an engagement ring. But, a promise ring? That term might leave a few of you head-scratching. While engagement rings are part of our shared social and cultural landscape, promise rings are a growing but still left-of-mainstream trend. So what exactly is a promise ring, and should you consider exchanging one with your love? Read on to find out the answer: we’ve gathered the 411 on promise rings, including their history, their difference from other gifted or exchanged rings, and even examples of Read More

groom smiling at bride during wedding ceremony

Top 10 Wedding Reception Ideas To Surprise Your Groom

Let’s face it: wedding planning isn’t every guy’s “thing.” While hopefully you’re making most major decisions about your upcoming wedding together as a couple, the bulk of the planning minutiae—how much should you budget for flowers? gold or silver flatware? plated or family style?—might fall to the bride (and her mom, her sister, her BFF…). If you’re leaning in to the role of wedding planner but want to make sure your groom’s fully represented in the day-of festivities, make sure to include little things throughout the celebration that you know he’ll appreciate and that will show off his personality. Even better? Read More

bride holding large bouquet of pink and red flowers

5 Wedding Color Palettes To Try Right Now

Whether you’re a color enthusiast who anticipates Pantone’s Color of the Year with feverish excitement, or you’re a design newbie who thinks the color wheel is a segment on “The Price Is Right,” it’s pretty clear that a fabulous wedding color palette can play a critical role in your wedding design. But even after poring over your inspiration feed (such as Zola’s Real Weddings) for hours, you might still feel far from confident in choosing a wedding color palette. Seeing the same wedding hues over and over again, and craving something different? Feeling overwhelmed (or should we say, oversaturated) from too much color Read More

Zola wedding invitation designers, from left: Alexandra Fortune and Kelly Lipovich
Zola wedding invitation designers, from left: Alexandra Fortune and Kelly Lipovich

Behind the Cards: Meet Zola’s Wedding Invitation Designers

It’s officially here: Zola’s new, exclusive collection of save the dates and wedding invitations has arrived! We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Invites + Paper, a beautiful, personal, and affordable line of paper save the dates and wedding invitations that compliment our free wedding websites. Since we introduced wedding websites in 2017, matching save the dates and wedding invitations have been the #1 request by Zola couples. Now, with Invites + Paper, our couples can choose from over 150 invitation suites in a range of stunning designs that will suit any and every type of wedding style.  To learn more Read More

Zola weddings invitations in various designs

What’s Your Wedding Invitation Style?

You might know your preferences when it comes to fashion style (classic with a preppy flair), lunch style (food truck tacos all the way), and musical style (late ‘90s R&B jamz). But what about your wedding invitation style? Your wedding invitation, along with your save the date and wedding website, is the first piece of information you’re sharing with your guests about your wedding’s look and feel, so be sure you’re sending the right message. The style of your wedding invite should match the overall vibe of the celebration, whether that be formal and elegant or laid-back and funky. If Read More