Lovely Lighting Ideas

We can’t emphasize enough how important lighting is to your wedding. Great, intentional lighting has the ability to add so much interest and ambiance to your wedding, turning a seemingly generic venue into something absolutely special. Luckily, great lighting is easy to come by. Below we’ve rounded up some of our favorite lighting ideas to help transform your wedding day, and you can see the rest of our lighting picks here.


04.01.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog, Wedding Planning

Playful Pink Wedding Ideas from Cuba

Pink has always been a favorite wedding hue, and we can’t say that we’re surprised. Here, we love the variation between the subtle blush silk ribbon adorning the bride’s waist, moving all the way up to bold, playful corals in the bridal bouquet. Whatever your color preference, one of the easiest tips we can give you to bring life and interest to your palette is to use different shades of your chosen color.

Wedding stylist Ginny Au frequently talks about the importance of texture and mood within your color selection, as the slightest variations can create a dynamic change in the overall design. Here, Ginny layered hand-died custom silk ribbons in gentle blush hues onto the bride’s bouquet and accenting her dress, eliciting a softer, more romantic feel. In the bouquet, the playful variations range from ballet pinks to bolder fuchsias, developing movement and depth. Read on for more from the photographer Greer Gattuso.

“I had been hoping to work closely with Ginny for a while, because I love her aesthetic, and I’ve also been wanting to shoot more international destinations. So when the opportunity came up to travel to Cuba, we were both eager to go. The U.S. had just relaxed the restrictions, and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.

Overall, we were striving for authenticity with the shoot. That’s one of the reasons why we chose to work with a local model. We arrived a few days early and scouted locations in Old Havana. Ginny was constantly seeking out distinctive textures, colors, and architectural details. We were inspired by paint pigments, archways, and even faded lettering on simple concrete walls. And being so close to the sea, Cuba has this incredible filtered sunlight that seems to look different and more magical everywhere you turn—it’s basically a photographer’s dream. 

The entire time we worked together, Ginny was encouraging me to think about composition and ways to add movement and emotion to what I was shooting. For example, the Cortana gown we chose perfectly illustrated her concept of “fluid motion.” At one point she added a flowing piece of sheer fabric over the gown and asked the model to run down a quiet street. There was a slight breeze, and the effect was spectacular.

Working with Ginny has helped me not only find my own voice as an artist and changed the way I see my subjects, but also to use what I’ve learned to attract my ideal clients. I can honestly say that she’s changed my photography and my career for the better.”

Photographer: Greer Gattuso | Styling: Ginny Au | Flowers: Bows and Arrows Flowers | Dress: Loho Bride | Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic

03.30.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

FREE Webinar with Ginny Au


Do you want an opportunity to learn from Ginny Au for FREE? Then don’t miss our Q&A Webinar with Ginny at 1.30pm EST tomorrow – Wednesday, March 30.

Ginny will be answering some of her most frequently asked questions from her in-person workshops on styling, creative direction and photography.

You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions live while the webinar is in progress. Don’t miss out! Registrations are limited.

Click here to sign up.

03.29.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog, Wedding Planning

Ideas For A Classic Tropical Wedding

We absolutely love the idea of a tropical beach wedding in paradise. What could be better than the sound of ocean waves crashing nearby and the warm sun filtering through the palm leaves. With so many different directions to take your wedding style, it can be a particular challenge to infuse local flavor into your décor while still remaining keeping a natural palette and classic details. Below we’ve rounded up some of our favorite tropical wedding ideas to highlight how you can have a timeless DIY beach wedding. Click here for more ideas!


03.29.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog, Wedding Planning