Shades of Lavender & Rose

A late-winter or early-spring wedding begs for a color scheme like this. Rose and lavender intertwined through soft fabric textures, like velvet, and abundant florals, like lilac and wisteria. The soft purple and pink hues bring an undertone of warmth and a soothing sense of wonder. They make your heart feel joyful, calm, and filled with love, just how you want to feel on the day you say "I do." 

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Lavender wedding shoes | Ring in purple velvet box | Lavender bridesmaids | Lavender place setting | Hanging purple and pink wisteria 

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Romantic Carmel Valley Ranch Wedding Shoot

Christine Cater's event and floral design set against the backdrop of Carmel Valley Ranch is absolute magic, but throw in Carlie Statsky to capture the day, and we've got a full-blown swoon-fest on our hands. This inspiration shoot is everything you want from a California wedding and then some. Cater's wildly unique and romantic ceremony features a hand-painted, art deco–inspired aisle runner, ombré flowers, ghost chairs, and a circular ceremony altar made of soft golden pampas grass. The rustic wooden table set against the Carmel Valley landscape is home to a vibrant centerpiece and acrylic menus that feature gold calligraphy. Enter the bride, in an elegant, illusion-back Amsale wedding gown from Haute Bride paired with teal Christian Louboutin shoes, and our hearts are racing. We trust yours will, too. 

 

 

 

 

 

Ca'Rousel Fashion Orchidee Tulle Wedding Gown

A light bronze French lace bodice hand-embroidered with rhinestones and beads is paired with a layered blush tulle skirt lined in ivory silk to create this mini-masterpiece of a wedding gown. Take your 2016 rose quartz wedding to the next level with this gem from Ca'Rousel Fashion

Geode and Crystal Wedding Cake

As wedding design becomes more and more intricate, bakers continue to up the ante with spectacular cakes to fit the theme, and this one is no exception. This perfectly balanced three-tiered white-fondant-covered cake sports a real geode inserted into the bottom tier and is topped with crystals. This Sainte G. Cake Company design is inspired by the Oregon Coast. 

Pantone Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz & Serenity

It's easy to get lost in the dreamy hues of rose quartz and serenity, named Pantone Colors of the Year. The peaceful pairing is perfect for a soft summer celebration. Get inspired to plan yours with these romantic blush pink satin wedding shoes captured flawlessly by Erika Gerdemark and the Petals by the Shore bridal bouquet where soft David Austen garden roses shine alongside blue delphinium, dusty miller, and French tulips. These wedding colors bring a sense of calm, which may be exactly what you need on your big day. 

Rose quartz and serenity blue wedding color inspiration.

CREDITS: 

Oyster shell | Pink and blue wedding bouquet | Blush wedding shoes

 

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A Match Made in Boston

After meeting on Match.com, Katelyn and Tim soon discovered that they lived in the same apartment building in Boston. And upon meeting, Tim realized Katelyn was the very same blonde he had been seeing climb into the car out front with the Ironman sticker on it. An Ironman competitor himself, he had been intrigued. Despite being neighbors with so much in common, it took Match.com to bring them together. And we're so glad it did because their Whiteface Lodge wedding captured by Casey Connell Photography is all kinds of mountain magic... 

 

Mara Hoffman's Juno

Oh, Mara Hoffman, you never cease to amaze us. White, silver, and beige sequins embellish this ivory silk chiffon, long-sleeved wedding gown. The fitted bodice and full skirt starting high on the hip is a traditional silhouette, no doubt, but the front and back cutouts at the waist, sheer sleeves, and geometric beading take this wedding dress to an entirely new level.

 

How a Wedding Impacted an Entire Community

These wedding photos went viral last week and the result was truly beautiful. Photographer, Edwina Robertson-Cuninghame traveled to Western Queensland, Australia for the wedding of Ingrid Uebergand, who returned to her hometown of Blackall for the big day. Due to severe drought, which is affecting 80 percent of the area, Uebergand’s family had to sell the cattle off their 16,000-acre farm one week before the wedding. The financial and emotional hardship caused by the drought is tragic. After experiencing the adversity first-hand, Robertson-Cuninghame posted this photo of the wedding party on the dusty farm to Facebook, and promised to donate $3 for each share the post received to Tie Up the Black Dog, an organization that helps people in Australia that have been severely affected by drought. The post was shared thousands of times. Robertson-Cuninghame herself donated $15,000 to the organization and helped to raise thousands more. It’s just a beautiful thing to see a wedding and its vendors impact a community in such a significant way. This is social media at its finest.