wedding dresses

A chic wedding at the Carondelet House by Katie Pritchard Photo
by Stephanie

Okay, why can't every wedding be as epic as Melanie and Ryan's chic wedding at the Carondelet House??? Yes that's a big statement — but this elegant wedding day has a secret ingredient that you won't see coming! Of course, Melanie and Ryan's day would be perfect even without this big surprise... their impeccable wedding day style, gorgeous and intimate ceremony, and stunning wedding photography by Katie Pritchard is completely swoon worthy. I mean, can you believe Melanie's cloud gray Reem Acra dress?

We really want to tell you the secret... but you'll have to find out just how awesome this wedding is for yourself! Get inspired by every moment and discover the secret sauce to this wedding after the jump!


Surprise! It's Maroon 5! That's right, Melanie and Ryan's wedding day was one of the celebrations that the band crashed for their "Sugar" music video.

Well, that's definitely a wedding day that I'm sure Melanie, Ryan and their guests will never forget! Oh, and there's no way we're forgetting it anytime soon either — this has to be a new favorite. Congrats to the happy couple, and thanks to Katie Pritchard for sharing these lovely photos!


Photographer: Katie Pritchard Photo | Videographer: Love & You Video | Venue: Carondelet House | Event Coordinator: Burgundy Event Coordinating | Florist: Fanny’s Flowers | Hair & Makeup: Janet Miranda of BE.NYLA | Invitations: Paperless Post | Ice Cream Truck: Coolhaus | Catering: Tres LA | Rentals & Lighting: Chivari Chair Rentals | Shuttle Bus: My Bus Charters | DJ: Smiles Davis of The Flash Dance | Bride’s Dress: Reem Acra | Shoes: Lanvin | Headpiece: Etsy | Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss | Cufflinks: Heirloom | Tie Clip: Etsy

A sweet southern chapel wedding by Southern Jewel Photography
by Stephanie

Today's celebration is a beautiful, classic wedding day that reminds us what weddings are all about — the marriage of two people! Ellis and Heath's sweet southern chapel wedding was intimate and down to earth. Captured beautifully by Southern Jewel wedding Photography backdrops, it's clear that these two are over the moon about marrying each other! Some words from the photographer...

"This wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect! The sun was shining, the temperature was great (considering it’s May in South Carolina!), and there was a breeze that was swift enough to cool us off when it did get warm. Heath and Ellis chose the beautiful back drop of Collins Ole Towne in Central, SC for their wedding day.

From their first look to the sweet words during the ceremony, Heath and Ellis’s love radiated throughout the day.

Read on for more beautiful southern wedding inspiration!


How adorable are they (and how delicious does that cake look)? We're all over how sweet this wedding day is — congrats to Heath and Ellis, and a big thanks to Southern Jewel Photography for sharing!


Photographer:  Southern Jewel Photography | wedding gown: luckybridals | wedding veil:bestweddingveil  | 360 lace wigs :addcolo | Cake Designer:Publix Bakery

37 more stunning long sleeve wedding dresses for every kind of fall bride
by Stephanie

When the seasons change and it gets a little colder, brides may find themselves thinking a more covered wedding dress would not only look amazing, but help to keep them warmer! We couldn't agree more — long sleeve wedding dresses trend is going strong now more than ever, with real brides everywhere rocking tons of new styles. From plaid toppers to lacy sleeves and modern minimalist long sleeved dresses, the diversity in this style makes it a no-brainer for many fall brides.

Since we're just getting into the fall now, we thought we'd round up some of our favorite long sleeve wedding dress looks from the past year which are perfect for any bride looking to stay a little more covered yet sexy on the big day.

Photo by  Dan O’Day  via  Hello May

Photo by Dan O’Day via Hello May

Photo by Berta Bridal via  Nu Bride

Photo by Berta Bridal via Nu Bride

Photo by  Laura-Leigh  via  Blog

Photo by Laura-Leigh via Blog

Photo by  Bryce Covey  via  OnceWed

Photo by Bryce Covey via OnceWed

Photo by  Flossy  via  Style Me Pretty

Photo by Flossy via Style Me Pretty

Photo by  Mr Haack  via  Style Me Pretty

How adorable are all these lovely brides? Every single one of their wedding dresses are different, but each of them are equally stunning. I'm always a sucker for lace, but there are some really interesting beaded and boho looks here that are starting to become my favorites... let us know which of the dresses you love in the comments!

An chic desert wedding Palm Springs by Lauren Scotti Photographer
by Stephanie

As if we needed more proof that Palm Springs is one of the most gorgeous places to get married, this beautiful celebration comes along and seals the deal — after seeing James and Jessica's gorgeous day today, you'll agree any couple needs to consider the gorgeous desert resort town when deciding on a wedding venue! With their celebration taking places in the bright bougainvillea covered hills of Palm Springs, Jessica and James' chic desert wedding was stunning down to the last drop.

You'll also be floored by Jessica's beautiful dress, her bright pink and peach bouquet and... okay, well literally every part of this wedding is gorgeous, so suffice to say you'll love it all! Read on to see more beautiful photos by the always-amazing Lauren Scotti Photographer...


I am just obsessed with all the bougainvillea, and how it's such a romantic wedding photo backdrop! Congrats to Jessica and James, and thanks to Lauren Scotti Photographer for sharing!


Venue: O’Donnell House | Photographer: Lauren Scotti | DJ: Red Shoe | Florals: Bloomwell Co | Makeup Artist: Piper Michelle | Hair Artist: Melanie McCoy | Dress: Pnina Tornai from Kleinfeld Bridal | Suit: Banana Republic | Caterer: Canyon Catering

A relaxed boho wedding by Laura Goldenberger Photography
by Stephanie

Today's wedding is a complete dream — the bride, Rachel, met the groom, Phil, while traveling abroad. The knew their love was forever, and tied the knot at the gorgeous Casa Oceana Malibu, overlooking a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean. This relaxed boho wedding celebration was perfect in every way, from Rachel's gorgeous goddess-like wedding dress to Phil's dapper groom style.

As if the couple wasn't stunning enough, every moment of this scenic day was captured perfectly by Laura Goldenberger Photography. We just love photos of these two as they're exiting the wedding ceremony... confetti, happy smiles, kisses and more make this a wedding we're going to remember for a while!

Read on for more beautiful photos and get inspired by this relaxed boho wedding day!


How gorgeous are they? Their reception is complete perfection and they look so blissfully happy at their first dance, don't they? Let us know what your favorite moment of Rachel and Phil's day was! Congrats to the couple and thanks to Laura Goldenberger Photography for sharing!


Venue: Casa Oceana Malibu | Photographer: Laura Goldenberger Photography | Wedding Coordinator: Will O'Leary | Hair: Amie Speckman | Makeup: Shelly Roth | Florist: Clementine Floral Works | DJ: Jeremy Miller | Officiant: Neil Quinly

An elegant and timeless castle wedding by Rebecca Yale Photography
by Stephanie

When you daydreamed of your wedding as a little girl, what did imagine? Did you see a stunning castle, a lacy white ball gown or prince charming? If you answered yes to any of these things, prepare to see your dreams come to life today! Sandy and Kain were married at the Oheka Castle on Long Island, with a beautiful day that looks like it's been picked up out of a fairy tale and translated into real life! This classic and timeless castle wedding has the lacy white ball gown, a vintage car, a stunning reception and many many more dreamy touches, all captured perfectly by Rebecca Yale Photography.

The day is sweetened even more by the personal touches Sandy and Kain added into the mix, from their elegant custom monogram to their thoughtful favors. Read on to see more of this completely timeless castle wedding...


How completely stunning do Sandy and Kain look? And their reception at the Oheka Castle is completely to die for! Thanks to Rebecca Yale Photography for sharing, and congrats to the happy couple!


Venue: Oheka Castle | Photography: kate Photography | Church: St. Josephs R.C.C | Florist: Ava Flora | Stationary Suite: Bella Figura from Ipanema Press | Save the Date: Smock from Ipanema Press | Rehearsal Dinner | Invite: Ipanema Press  | Videographer: Love and Brain Films | Caterer: Chef Chris Cappello | DJ: Play Something Good | Bride's Dress: Monique Lhuillier at Mark Ingram | Bride's Headpiece: Twigs and Honey | Bride's Veil: BestWeddingVeil | Groom’s Suit: Burberry | Bridesmaids Dresses: FoxBride | Vintage Car: 1933 Packard Presedential from All Star Limousine | 360 wigs: addcolo | Makeup: Jackie Norrito | Processed by Richard Photo Lab  

An intimate fairytale wedding at a B&B by Chellise Michael photography
by Stephanie

If you're looking for a sweet celebration that looks like it's straight out of a storybook, you'll love today's fairytale wedding at a B&B, captured by the team at Chellise Michael Photography! Gayle and Thomas were married at the Shorecrest B&B on Long Island, with a sweetly intimate ceremony where Gayle and Thomas both walked down the aisle together. Their tented reception had the prettiest handmade details and literary touches.

Gayle looks like a bride out of a fairytale, with a gorgeous gold hair piece and a dress which incorporated parts of her grandmother's wedding gown, while Thomas looks every bit the handsome prince charming! Read on to see more beautiful photos of this special day...


That lighted tent and the reception details are simply breathtaking — the perfect touches to this intimate fairytale wedding day! Congrats to Gayle and Thomas, and thanks to the team at Chellise Michael Photography!


Event Design: Ashley O'Neil Events | Photography: Falcon Griffith/Chellise Michael Photography | Reception Site: Shorecrest B&B | Event Rentals: Party Rental LTD | Catering: North Fork Table & Inn | Stationery: Cheree Berry Paper | Calligraphy: Charlie Taliaferro | Bride's dress: designed with parts of her Grandmother's dress | Shoes: Valentino

A stylish handmade wedding in a greenhouse by Lara Hotz Photography
by Stephanie

It's always easy to spot a gorgeous wedding by the talented Lara Hotz — her couples march to the beat of their own drums, are impossibly stylish and most of all, are full of smiles on their wedding day. Today's couple, captured of course by Lara Hotz, takes stylish handmade weddings to a whole different level! Jemima and Mitchell were married at the Palm House in the Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney. Their sweet, intimate ceremony was followed by a totally DIY wedding reception in the Palm House that was decorated with handmade herb garlands and sweet flower arrangements.

Jemima is every bit a stunning boho bride in her floral Erdem wedding dress, and Mitchell kept it dapper with a classic black suit. They even opted to eschew tradition and get ready together before their ceremony. Now that's the type of free-spirited, modern couple we love! Read on for more beautiful details and moments from Jemima and Mitchell's special day...


How wonderful is that greenhouse wedding reception? We love all the greenery that Jemima and Mitchell DIY'd for their decor... simply stunning! Congrats to the couple, and thanks to Lara Hotz Photography for sharing!


Photos: Lara Hotz Photography | Bridal gown: Erdem from | Shoes: Alexander Wang | Flowers: By Bride & Groom | Rings: Nora Kogan | Grooms suit: Kenzo suit, Lanvin shirt | Grooms shoes: Henderson Shoes | Ceremony & Reception: The Palm House, Royal Botanic Gardens | Catering: Miss Chu Canapés | Sit down meal: Kitchen by Mike | Cake: Lemon Capri torte from Flour & Stone | Reception decor: All by Bride & Groom | Furniture: Vintage Patina | Stationery designer: Designed by Bride & Groom, printed at The Distillery | Celebrant: Janet Lomax from Weddings I Do