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.

superhero-themed cupcakes at a themed wedding

How To Choose a Wedding Theme

From suits and ties, to skirts and heels, to cake flavors and florals, there’s a lot to think about when planning a wedding. We bet you’ve already begun thinking about your wedding theme, whether consciously or not. Just to be clear, when we say “theme” we don’t mean you and your spouse-to-be have to throw on Mickey Mouse ears and set your first dance to “It’s a Small World” (although Disney weddings are definitely a thing). We’re simply referring to the style and tone of your event based on your location, wedding season, and a number of other personal factors. Read More

wine barrels used as ceremony decor holding flower arrangements at the outdoor altar
Photo Credit || Holly D. Photography

Napa Wedding Trend: Wine Barrel Wedding Decor

If you’re getting married in Napa, chances are you’ve got wine on your mind. In the heart of wine country, how could you possibly pass up a wedding venue that not only offers a beautiful backdrop of rolling hills and vineyards, but also serves top-notch vino? Yeah, neither could we. For those of you marrying at a Napa winery, wine will obviously be a huge part of your nuptials, but in more ways than you might think. In ode to that illustrious libation, incorporate wine barrels into your ceremony or reception décor and add a rustic element to your soirée. Read on for Read More

bride wearing a lace linyage wedding dress standing in a field looking behind her at the groom
Photo Credit || Athena Pelton

How To Shop For Your Wedding Dress: The Three Vs from linyage

Wedding dress shopping… it can be a doozie. While on paper it should be one of the most fun days in your wedding planning journey—rows and rows of beautiful clothing at your disposal, a trusted crew of supporters by your side—in reality, it can be one of the most stressful. Wedding dresses seem to come with their own rulebook that’s pretty foreign to most of us, and everything from the sizing to the terminology to even how to actually shop for them is veiled in mystery (sorry for the pun). So we asked Sarah Hrudka Behlke and Lindsay Ulness, the Read More

how to make a flower crown

How to Make a Flower Crown With Your Wedding Party

From music festivals to weddings, flower crowns adorn the heads of stylish people everywhere. They are a beautifully unique way to dress up your hairstyle without over-accessorizing. Many bachelorette party attendees are seen wearing matching ensembles during their getaways, and a DIY flower crown can bring your coordinating outfits to the next level! If you’re looking for something to entertain your wedding party during a shower, engagement party, or other pre-wedding gathering, why not create your own DIY flower crown bar? The five steps below for how to make a flower crown are simple enough for anyone to pull off, Read More

Weddings at Magnolia: Charleston’s Most Romantic Venue

A drive down Ashely River Road will take you by some of the most beautiful and notable plantations in South Carolina, but none we’ve seen top the grandeur of Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. “Charleston’s last Romantic garden” is overflowing with natural beauty, just as this type of garden should be. Characterized by overgrown flora and meandering paths (as opposed to their French counterpart’s more manicured look), romantic gardens allow their inhabitants to surrender to their surroundings, and we couldn’t think of a more, well, romantic location to host a Charleston wedding. Trust us when we say that a setting this stunning was Read More

wedding reception table with tropical leaves and flowers including suspended orchid flowers

The Top Wedding Trends of 2018

Naked cake. Rose gold. Daytime casual. Make-your-own s’mores. If any of these things feel familiar, then you probably attended a wedding in 2018. While some traditional wedding elements remain fixed throughout the years—there will be music, there will be food, there will be dancing—anyone who has a Pinterest account knows that wedding trends can sweep in swiftly and furiously, dominating couples’ choices for their wedding day décor, food, drinks, attire, and  general details. Ignoring our Insta feed for a moment, we here at Zola were curious to know what’s really going down at weddings these days—so we went right to the Read More

rose gold engagement ring with rose gold wedding bands and yellow gold men's wedding band lined up on a rock ledge

Rose Gold Engagement Rings

When rose gold burst on the scene a few years ago, everyone (myself included) went nuts for the warm, peachy metallic that seemed to compliment every color palette, every décor scheme, and every skin tone. But when it came to selecting a valuable, lifelong investment piece like your engagement ring, perhaps you wondered if rose gold jewelry was too trendy—was this look just a pink flash in the pan, so to speak? Would rose gold engagement rings look dated immediately? Well, many seasons later in the fashion trend life cycle, it seems as though rose gold is here to stay. Read More

DIY wedding bouquet

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Wedding Bouquet

Whether you want to personalize your own bridal bouquet or are looking for a fun activity to do with your bridal party, creating your own DIY wedding bouquet is a fun way to add a unique touch to your wedding. Walking down the aisle will feel so much more special holding something that you and your wedding party created together. If you aren’t a floral expert, don’t worry! With our step-by-step guide and floral arranging tips, you can create the incredible bouquet of your dreams. Tips to keep in mind: Seasonality: When selecting flowers, keep the season of your wedding Read More

how to make a mimosa bar

How to Make a Mimosa Bar that Brings Your Event to the Next Level

Getting ready to plan your next wedding celebration or looking for an excuse to get friends and family together to celebrate your engagement? Our DIY mimosa bar is exactly what you need to take your brunch to the next level and create a fun experience for the entire party. Not only is our seven-step guide to making the perfect mimosa bar easy, but it lets guests join in on the fun and make their own drinks—leaving you to enjoy the party along with them. We’ve created four drink recipes for you as well as a step-by-step guide to make the Read More

bride and groom sitting on adirondack charis in front of a green hedge toasting glasses of bourbon

5 Signature Drink Ideas for Charleston Weddings

When you picture your Charleston wedding, you might envision moss-draped Live Oaks and wrought iron gates. Maybe you think of the sea breeze in your hair and sand between your toes on Charleston’s lovely beaches. Or perhaps the colorful facades of the old Rainbow Row homes are what come to mind. Whatever scenario plays out on your wedding day, we’re sure cocktails will be a part of it. The Holy City’s drinking culture stretches back to pre-Prohibition era, making a signature drink or two practically a necessity for Charleston couples. Since the South has a rich history with spirited libations, choosing a signature Read More