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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.

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The Top 10 Most Comfortable Wedding Shoes

What you want to be thinking on your wedding day: “Wow, gathering all of my favorite people in one place to celebrate the eternal love between me and my partner is pretty magical.” What you don’t want to be thinking on your wedding day: “Holy #$%!, my feet hurt so bad from these shoes. I cannot wait to sit down and I may never walk again.” Having comfortable wedding shoes is super important, not only for your physical well-being, but for your mental health as well. There are so many other, much more crucial details to be thinking about on Read More

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Define Your Design: Classic Romantic Weddings On A Budget

If you’ve seen “Father of the Bride” more times than you can count, my guess is that you have spent at least some time (or perhaps too many hours to admit) daydreaming about your wedding day…the clothes, the florals, the perfect sunset silhouetting your wedding vows. If you are a romantic sort, your fantasies might include piles of lush peonies, warm shades of pinks, peaches, and creams, and those effortlessly elegant details that make your guests feel like they are in the hands of a very gracious host at an intimate dinner party. If any of this rings true, then you are Read More

romantic wedding invitation suite with deckle edge paper and gold lettering

What’s Your Wedding Invitation Style?

You might know your preferences when it comes to personal style (utilitarian 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? The invitation, along with your 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 you’re feeling unsure about what Read More

wedding bouquet of pink and peach roses with dark purple accents and greenery

8 Types of Wedding Bouquets Defined

Until quite recently we didn’t realize the varieties of wedding bouquets out there, which made us think you might not either. Who knew there were so many different kind of wedding bouquets, all with their own names and characteristics? Your bouquet helps convey the style of your wedding—and no matter what style that might be, there is a type of bouquet that’s perfect for you. Do you have an affinity for glitz and glamour, or a natural-minimalist sort of vibe? To assist in your search for the perfect petals for your upcoming wedding, we’re naming the most popular wedding bouquets, detailing their characteristics, Read More

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

interior of barn for a wedding set with dinner tables with flowers, candles, and crystal chandelier

8 Unique Charlottesville Wedding Venues

When people think of Blue Ridge weddings, what comes to mind are the plethora of gorgeous Charlottesville wedding venues. For all of the vineyards, estates, farms, and event spaces, Cville has no shortage of places to host your wedding and reception. Though each venue is just as stunning as the next, the city offers plenty of variety for couples of every style, budget, and background. We’ve done the hard part for you by culling from our archives to bring you the eight most beautiful wedding venues for couples who choose to say “I do” in Charlottesville. Old Metropolitan Hall We’ve said 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

The Love Stories Tour: You’re Invited!

Starting this Saturday, we’re hitting the road to collect everyday love stories in collaboration with Modern Love, the podcast based on the New York Times’ popular series of weekly reader-submitted essays exploring the joys and tribulations of love. Whether you’re with your spouse-to-be, grandma, or BFF, we want to hear your love story. Come record it in our “Registry on Wheels” for a chance to win $2,500 in Zola gifts and be featured on a future episode of Modern Love. We’ll have some delicious wedding cake, freebies, and more. Full list of tour dates below. We can’t wait to see Read More