Simple Outdoor Wedding Inspiration in California

There is a sweet simplicity to the beautiful details in this wedding inspiration shoot: pared-back hair and makeup, a flowing and delicate dress, and a simple outdoor setting. Yet, these details are no less breathtaking for their simplicity, so we encourage all of you newly engaged couples who are getting started with your planning to keep things simple: focus on the feelings, moments and ideas that will make your wedding day magical.

Read on for more from the photographer, Christine Donee:
“For this California Mission shoot, we were deeply inspired by the moments that evoke more than just a feeling, but take grasp of your soul and leave a mark that never disappears: the smell of old books, a lover’s glance, a melody that echoes through that streets. It’s these simple fragments of life that are the most magical, and that is what we sought to capture.”

Venue: The Mission in San Juan Capistrano | Photography: Christine Doneé | Planning & Styling: Christine Doneé | Floral Design: Ellamah | Rings: Trumpet & Horn | Dress: Chloé | Suit: ASOS | Paper Goods: The Vintage Inkwell | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Hair & Makeup: Madelin Adena Smith | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab

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01.05.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Chic British Wedding Ceremony

We think that this chic British wedding is the perfect inspiration for couples dreaming of a simple, elegant wedding. What we love is that this couple has managed to combine a chic, high-style vibe within a romantic garden setting. It would have been easy enough overwhelm the wedding with dripping, wild florals and a dreamy tulle skirt (which, for the record, we love!), but these images showcase a minimal style we are definitely craving more of. The restrained palette of white, black, and green helps to achieve this, allowing the design style to come across without being convoluted or overwhelming in any way.

Find more chic, modern wedding inspiration from some of our favorite posts here, here, and here!

Photographer: Victoria Phipps Photography | Venue: Old Luxters Barn | Bride’s Dress: custom | Bride’s Shoes: Celine | Flowers: That Flower Shop by Hattie Fox | Groom’s Attire: Prada | Antique Aisle Rugs: Farley

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01.04.16 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Introducing the White Collection by Elizabeth Suzann

For those of you searching for a bridal dress that is at once chic, minimal, and strong-lined, we’re excited to introduce the first-ever bridal collection by Elizabeth Suzann. The White Collection launched New Year’s Day, and this Nashville-based designer is not one you’ll want to miss!

From the designer, Elizabeth:
“The White Collection was born from our dissatisfaction with the feeling of excess, overstimulation and clutter. I had a strong desire to design a collection in all white, with incredibly decadent fabrics and strong silhouettes as the focus. The pieces very clearly took on a bridal spirit, and I felt that a wedding collection was a natural extension of our brand’s philosophy. It is our aim to make clothing for the modern woman who feels most radiant in simplicity. These pieces use clean lines, thoughtful details, and beautiful cloth to highlight a woman’s natural beauty on her wedding day, while allowing her to feel completely comfortable and herself. 

This is bridal for the intentional woman who isn’t interested in the traditional frill and fuss associated with wedding garb, and is also looking for something original, thoughtfully produced, and of superb quality. We designed with versatility in mind – which is rare for the bridal market – each piece can be worn on your wedding day, but would also be appropriate for the rehearsal dinner, day-of brunch, honeymoon, and as a part of your wardrobe well afterward. The collection is fitting for any bride that shares our vision, whether she is most comfortable in a jumpsuit and getting married at the courthouse, or having a 300-guest rooftop wedding in New York City. That’s the beauty of simplicity and elegance; they are quite at home anywhere.”

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01.04.16 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Old World Romance Wedding Inspiration

Sophisticated, simple, and with an heirloom quality of history to it, we love this wedding inspiration shoot. Sealed with a Kiss Events, the designer of this shoot, says: “If I were to paint a picture of romance it would be two lovers in an old world European garden.” With soft hair and makeup, flowing dresses, and organic, textured florals, we think this is the perfect way to end 2015.

Here’s to 2016, dear brides – wishing you all the very, very best as you plan your sweet weddings and beautiful marriages!

More from the photographer, Hannah Suh:
“The first time I visited the mission style campus of St. Vincent’s School for Boys, a sprawling Catholic Church and School tucked into the hills of San Francisco’s North Bay, I felt like I was transported a distant European countryside estate. The stone work pathways and long lanes flanked by trees reminded my so much of Italy and I knew right away that I wanted to build a shoot around this old world classically romantic setting. So along with Lara from Sealed with a Kiss events, we dreamt up a shoot that would reflect the elegance and timeless simplicity of this beautiful setting.”

Photography: Hannah Suh Photography | Coordination and Design: Sealed with a Kiss Events | Florist: Gavita Flora | Hair & Makeup: Julie Dy | Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Rosie Calligraphy | Dresses provided from Lovely Bride SF: 1st Dress (low back dress) Leanne Marshall / 2nd Dress (skirt + top combo) Carol Hannah | Models: Cast Images & City Images | Venue: St. Vincent School for Boys | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Standard Party Rentals

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12.30.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog