Today it’s a beautiful treat by MickoPhoto… an absolutely stunning vintage beach wedding shoot. Two words to sum this one up? Vintage cool. I love every detail here from the bride’s gorgeous dress that exudes suave style to the perfect traditional white and peach rose bouquet to the incredible vintage jewelry… the pearls and bracelet? Umm… wedding bliss. Take it all in ladies, this beautiful vintage chic beach shoot…
Happy happy Friday! Thank goodness for the weekend! To celebrate, we’re dreaming of weddings all the way down to Florida to inspire some brides into considering a destination wedding to the Sunshine State or even better, bringing a little bit of a Floridian flare to their own hometown wedding!
Since I am by no means a Florida expert, this post is all about my imagination; if I were having a Florida wedding this is exactly what it would look like. Pink is an obvious must. Love it or hate it… just pick it if you’re going Florida. I’m not exactly sure why I think pink and Florida but I feel pretty strong about this one so let’s just go with it. Now that we have the color (that’s singular not plural this time), it’s time for the fun. Whether you are using the Floridian style as inspiration or planning a destination wedding there, I love a reception venue that is…. you guessed it, pink! This just sets the tone and makes for beautiful pictures. I’m envisioning a light pink stucco, palm trees and lots of greenery. For the venue I love the Boca Roton Resort (first photo), and the Biltmore Hotel (third photo). Both define timeless Floridian elegance. Another fun touch for any wedding is a colorful choice of shoes and today I found this adorable pair of Vera Wang pumps (second photo). They are light and airy – perfect for this theme. And to add a twist? While I will forever love the traditional wedding garb, for the gutsy bride how about this awesome fitted, very light pink dress (last photo)! Enjoy the weekend!
Though you may still be in 2012 mode, for a summer beach bride, it’s time to start thinking about 2013, and if you haven’t already, then you better start thinking about saying yes to the dress.. that is, the beach wedding dress!
Since we have a year to go, it seems like the perfect time for beach inspired wedding dress ideas for our beach brides-to-be! I tend to swoon over the same designers when it comes to this type of dress: flowing, ethereal, with lots of chiffon – the exact things that I think of for a beach wedding! These dresses are a mix of designers and styles, but the trend is very light, summery, and of course beachy! If you don’t love these styles I assure you that there are so many other gowns by this group of designers that you will not be disappointed. Drum roll please… today we love San Patrick (first photo), Elizabeth Fillmore (second photo), Saja Wedding (third and fifth photos), La Femme (fourth photo), Melissa Blackburn (sixth photo), Ivy & Aster (eighth photo)
Well, although you may not want to admit it, the summer season at the beach is winding down. Ladies, there are only three more official beach weekends left (and maybe a few unofficially after that) so get your thrills in now because soon, it’s time to start planning for your summer 2013 wedding…. at the beach obviously!
So for some current inspiration and future planning, today, we’re heading to the water again for more beach wedding inspiration (although this time I couldn’t help but throw in some pier table inspiration as well). Anyway, I’m getting ahead of myself now; the point of today is all about the beach table setting! We haven’t really done a full beach table setting post yet, so here it is. There won’t be another until next summer, so hopefully with these incredibly beautiful and inspiring beach wedding tables, you get a few ideas to plan your own beach wedding for when next summer rolls around.
Just in time for hot and steamy August, there are only a few ways to really cool down at your wedding, and one of my favorites is by ditching the dessert bar and creating the ultimate drink bar. Now as much as I love the cocktails and spirits, wine and beer, I’m leaning more toward fruity and delicious drinks for your cocktail hour like a refreshing champagne punch. These are fun for outdoor receptions and can really describe the bride and groom’s personality because you can create the bar from scratch to your personal tastes!
So today, from the funky to the fashionable, the very non-traditional, to just the normal non-traditional (because what is a traditional drink bar), these drink bars are sure to inspire, cool you down, and make you as thirsty as I am for this type of wedding treat!