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. 

 

 

 

 

 

Rue de Seine Roxy Gown

Can we pause for a moment and talk about this wedding gown? A structured sheer bustier, delicate sleeves with leaf appliqué, and a full flowing silk satin skirt that will make your heart skip a beat as soon as the bride moves. This gown is the stuff dreams are made of. Rue de Seine is taking the independent bridal market by storm with their Nomadic Love collection, and for good reason. The fabrics, silhouettes, details, and styling are absolutely flawless. You'll be seeing more of their gowns around here, that's for sure. 

True Romance

The wedding world is saturated with gorgeous imagery and photo shoots galore, inspiring brides to make daring choices on their wedding day. But sometimes, we just like to come across an image so authentic and real that it gives us goosebumps. A moment, captured by an extraordinary photographer, that is one-of-a-kind. This image is all of that for us. It's love, it's friendship, it's romance, and all the other pieces are there, as well: stunning location, gorgeous gown, perfect pose, pretty bouquet, etcetera. And those things are great, but it is the moment, pure happiness frozen in time, that really tugs on our heart strings. 

Beautiful bride and groom portrait at sunset by Rachel Kara Photography.

 

Pomegranate, Blood Orange + Royal Blue

Today, we're pairing bright blood orange with deep red pomegranate hues and a blue of the royal variety. Texture is king here. From the intricate lace of the pomegranate gown to the watercolor invitations and floral tendril styled atop a delicate cocktail menu, we feel as if we could jump right in and experience these wedding details firsthand. 

CREDITS: 

Pomegranate wedding gown | Watercolor royal blue invitation | Pomegranate cocktail | Moroccan-inspired centerpiece | Royal blue wedding shoes

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Cinco de Mayo Wedding in Key West

Stacey and Jeff tied the knot on Cinco de Mayo in Key West, Florida. This unique couple chose the date not only for the party, but also because a few important family members would share the same anniversary, a fact they played up during their sweet oceanside ceremony. What's even more interesting is that Stacey became somewhat of an expert while planning her wedding, tracking her entire experience on Medium in a series called the DIY Wedding Chronicles. She even handcrafted all our her bouquets out of paper since her husband is allergic to all flowers. We just can't get enough of all the love – and the destination DIY, of course. 

 






Grace Loves Lace Valentina

Grace Loves Lace is one of our favorite independent designers in the world of wedding gowns. Made from the finest French silk and lace, their dresses are for the free-spirted bride who throws caution to the wind. The Valentina gown, featured here, is playful yet classic with a fitted French lace bodice, gorgeous open back, and delicate sleeves.The double-layer silk chiffon circle skirt is edged in delicate French eyelash lace with a side split and romantic, non-nonesense train for the bride who wants artful, wearable, and delicate sophistication. 

Wedding Shoes With Wings

Let's be honest; any old satin shoe just isn't going to cut it on your wedding day. You've got style and sass, so your wedding shoes should, too. Kick up your heels and/or spread your wings with these absolutely stunning Sophia Webster winged wedding pumps. 

 

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." 

CREDITS: 

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

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