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Sweetly Southern Hydrangea Wedding Inspiration

Oh my hydrangea! Everyone's favorite classic fluffy bunch of blooms is taking center stage in this Southern-infused wedding inspiration in its prettiest shades of blue and green, and we can't get enough of them! Paired with earthy browns of farm tables and X-back chairs and the painted whites of the Historic Obici House in Suffolk, sapphire blue pops in a gorgeous Mad Hatter Vintage velvet settee and glassware while a sweet couple showcases sweet smiles and charm.

Captured by Kelley Stinson Photography and designed by Misty Saves The Day, a simple modern quilted wedding cake surrounded by eucalyptus anchors a tablescape of candlesticks, magnolia leaves, and mismatched vintage china and a lush bouquet of roses, hydrangeas, and greenery creates a complete wedding look for the bride and groom. With silver as the leading metallic, everything is cool and breezy with this riverside inspiration!

Summery Mint and Peach Portsmouth Wedding

Katelyn and Evan's romance started in high school through social media connections and useful friends. A short time into their dating journey, they broke up for a mere two hours, but then Evan received a fortune cookie that told him to "Treasure what you have." He knew instantly that Katelyn was the treasure he had in his life, and from that point onward, their relationship flourished. What squeezes our sentimental hearts though is that Evan kept that same fortune cookie paper in his wallet every day and all the way to their wedding day, a sign that these two were meant to be from the beginning (or shall we cheekily say "mint to be"?).

In a color palette of peach and mint, these two destined lovebirds shared their favorite sweet details with their wedding guests at Woman's Club of Portsmouth. From wedding party laughter to a gorgeous lush floral-dappled ceremony cross at their altar to a yummy dinner menu from Montero's Restaurant, Ryann Winn Photography documented the day behind her lens. Katelyn and Evan go together like PB&J, and their forever story will always be remembered by that little fortune cookie.

Middle Eastern Trends To Inspire Your Beach Wedding

Last month, our editor-in-chief Chelsea had the honor of visiting Dubai and getting to know some of the local wedding community through the Arabian Academy of Wedding Planning as a guest speaker for their Wedding Biz Talk series at Arabian Ranches Golf Club. When we learned that beach weddings are hugely popular in Dubai because of its obvious coastal geography, we got excited and asked our friend, Bonita Carr, the Academy Career Advisor for this UAE campus, to share some of her local beach wedding trends with our Virginia couples. Inspiration surrounds us, and what better place to inspire than halfway across the world! So we will let her take it from here!

Fun Coral and Turquoise Outer Banks Wedding

For Merry and Trae, there were so many sweet memories on the beaches in the Outer Banks. From time spent there during their dating years to the moment when he dropped down on one knee and asked the biggest question of his life, it was at the beach where there relationship grew, so there was no question that they would get married in the same place with their closest friends and family.

At the Sanderling Resort, bright coral pinks and turquoise blues paired well with the clear beach sky and sandy shores, and it was all captured by Andrew and Tianna Photography. Coastal elements like driftwood and sea fans gave natural texture to the bright, airy reception space while Merry and Trae's wedding colors popped throughout the linens, florals, and the fabulous Lilly Pulitzer bridesmaid dresses dappled with sand dollars. We especially loved the gorgeous escort card tree with guest seating assignments hanging from coral and peach ribbons surrounded by oodles of roses, greenery, air plants, and tropical fauna. Hello, coastal wedding swoon!

Romantic Modern South Asian Wedding Inspiration

Be still our pink and texture lovin' hearts! We don't even know where to begin with this utterly romantic South Asian wedding inspiration! It's East meets West with modern chic detailing that will make any wedding lover swoon. From a vividly red and pink traditional wedding lehenga to a dusty rose evening gown, the bride (who is none other but Kinza Shah of In-Act Miss Pakistan USA 2016) enchants us with her embroidered and beaded attire only made more elegant with gilded designs while the handsome groom dons a complementary modern nehru jacket (long mandarin collared vest) with gold embellishments.

Captured by Snowdrop Photography and styled by House of Divya and Cre8tive Touch Events, tradition melds with contemporary aesthetic through the intricate henna, luxurious bridal jewelry, and rich colors in the diverse florals and tiered ombré cake. One of our favorites about this inspiration shoot is definitely the oh so charming rowboat draped in crimson roses, greenery, and magenta amaranthus. If that doesn't say newlywed romance perfection, then we don't know what will!

Other cozy vignettes include a hanging bohemian gauzy canopy over a vintage chaise lounge and a low dining table surrounded by lush pillows and fabrics which makes for a lovely intimate celebration under the stars. For couples looking to put a unique elegant spin on their Indian wedding day, get ready because you'll want to pin all of this!

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