With the shift to more intimate weddings, many brides and grooms are choosing a day made for two. An elevated approach to the traditional civil ceremony, couples are planning elopements without sacrificing style.
Make the bride-to-be feel extra special at her bridal shower and elevate any table setting by using a large statement chair as a bridal throne. A velvet pillow takes this throne to another level of luxury.
This fashion-forward bride knew that a traditional wedding dress just wouldn't do. After visiting multiple boutiques, she decided on this haute couture gown, which boasts sheer sleeves, a sweetheart neckline and a beaded belt.
For brides wishing to achieve the lush, organic look, a touch of greenery does just the trick. It’s an inexpensive addition that gives dimension and texture to tables, chair backs, arches, centerpieces and more.
The bride and groom are all smiles after saying "I Do." String lights, gilded chairs and large mercury hurricanes add a touch of shimmer to their ceremony space and complement the wedding's New Year's Eve theme.
While guests enjoy cocktail hour and tour the galleries within, the bride and groom share a special moment outside of the art museum. With peach and white blooms, her bouquet is easily reminiscent of a watercolor painting.
Talk about a beautiful couple! While the groom wears a smart, navy blue suit and white rose boutonniere, the bride shines in her headpiece, capped sleeves and lace veil. Together, they achieve a classic sense of style.
Even in traditional wedding attire, this fun-loving bride and groom manage to show off their playful personalities with colorful accessories. Her citron yellow bouquet and his bright blue pair of Chuck Taylors make a delightful combination.
A contemporary art museum in Detroit, Mich., is the venue of choice for this nontraditional couple. The bride is wearing a custom bomber jacket, which complements the groom's suit and feels right at home in the urban setting.
A backyard bridal shower is made even more special with the addition of foraged greenery, DIY balloon garland and real plates and champagne flutes. A pink tablecloth adds a pop of color against the wooden dining table and the bride-to-be's wicker throne.
With their vows exchanged, cake cut and dancing done for the evening, the bride and groom are ready to leave via their sparkler exit. Friends and family gather to create a tunnel for the happy couple to pass under.
With white roses and sprigs of eucalyptus, this bridal bouquet feels romantic and fresh -- a thoughtful combination for a New Year's Eve wedding. As a nod to the theme, the bride will wear glittering gold heels in addition to her brand-new sparkler.
Shake off the idea of one person walks down the aisle while the other waits at the end. Same-sex couples are making their own rules. Brides Julia and Amber walked down the aisle together, with a bouquet each.
Incorporate your favorite blooms at an outdoor wedding with these glass vase garden stakes. Just a few steps and materials make this project doable for even the non-crafty bride. Frosted glass paint lends a romantic vibe to the finished product.
We just love the adorable hedgehog grooms (in top hats!) on this wedding card from Compatible Cards. The London-based company designs greeting cards exclusively for LGBT couples and was funded by the Prince's Trust charity. And, yes, they have hedgehog brides, too.
This tablescape is the perfect mix of edgy and organic thanks to matte black chairs, textured tablecloths, rose-colored wine glass and floral centerpieces. As a nod to their contemporary art museum venue, the bride and groom also formatted the place cards like gallery placards.