All posts tagged: wedding ideas

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

Friday Faves

Freaking out about how fast the summer weekends are flying by? To help you slow things down and take full advantage of the remaining summer weeks, we’ve rounded up some inspiring content from the wedding, home decor, and DIY scene. Here are our Friday Faves. The Perfect Beach Picnic  It’s almost August so if you haven’t made it to the beach yet, time is ticking! Get some friends together and post up on a remote strip near the ocean for the day. We wish we could transport straight to this set up in the sand. Charming Thrift Store Styled Home Doing a redesign this summer? Draw 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