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Rustic Winter Lodge Elegance Wedding Inspiration

There's not a better description than "walking in a winter wonderland" for this beautifully cozy wedding inspiration. With soft feminine appeal juxtaposed with rustic masculine textures, we are in absolute snowy matrimonial heaven! Photographed by Erin Kling Photography and coordinated by Elevated Events of Virginia on a perfect post-blizzard day at Upper Shirley Vineyards, the wedding party radiates elegance and warmth with a luxurious dark blue velvet suit and delicate sage green lace bridesmaid dress paired with a faux fur pewter gray stole while the bride reflects contemporary romance in a sleeved, low back ivory-colored wedding dress with a boatneck neckline and hand cut motifs.

A color palette of rich navy blue and emerald green perfectly complement the more subtle gray, icy blue, and earthy brown in the curated ceremony and reception details. Between the deer antler chandeliers, raw wood tree stumps, and wildly foraged greenery, everything set the tone for a celebration inspired by nature in its coldest season! Some of our favorite details include the his and her signature cocktails, a loosely braided bridal ponytail, high-low candle arrangements at the altar, and pops of crimson red orchids nestled in the florals. So if you'll excuse us, we're just going to go live inside of this snuggly winter vignette now and curl up by the fireplace!

Sunny Seaside Wedding on the Beach

The Sanderling Resort in Duck, North Carolina is a home away from home for Natalie and Kyle and became the perfect spot for their seaside destination wedding day. Loved ones traveled from all over to celebrate the beginning of their union underneath a bright blue sky. Natalie, dressed in layers of blush chiffon, matched the softness of the sand beneath her feet – and the delicate beaded embellishments are absolutely swoon-worthy for any beach bride!

To add to the festivities, just after their first kiss as newlyweds, Natalie and Kyle looked up in the sky and were surprised to find an airplane toting a congratulations message. Now that's a way to make a beach celebration memorable! Our nautical-loving hearts were filled to the brim at the story Casey Green Photography captured. With little sailboat table numbers, anchor napkin rings, and favors wrapped in navy blue anchor stamped bags, the d├ęcor shared the couple's personality with their closest loved ones. As the sun sank below the horizon on their beautiful Outer Banks day, it was clear that Natalie and Kyle's sunny adventure together had only just begun.

Spotlight Feature On: Elevated Events of Virginia

Vibrant, flexible, and fun is exactly how Jessica of Elevated Events of Virginia would describe her dream wedding couple. She and her team love all things planning and design, but they pride themselves on their #1 focus being customer service and hospitality surrounding an event. Like her pineapple logo and raised-in-Williamsburg-Virginia status symbolize, it's all about Southern hospitality and leaving the impression that couples and their wedding guests were well-cared for through the celebration experience.

[photo: Megan Garrison Photography]

Colorfully Classic Indian Wedding

He was studying his Master's of Business Administration in Dallas, Texas, and she was a medical student in Brooklyn, New York. When Pruthvi sent Akshat an online message on their temple's matrimonial website, their story really began when he reached out with "Hi, Pruthvi." One thing led to another after froyo dates, visits to NYC, and walks in the park, and it all blossomed into a three-day traditional Hindu Gujarati wedding celebration at the Hampton Roads Convention Center near the bride's hometown of Newport News.

Surrounded by shimmering waves of bright reds, blues, pinks, golds, oranges, and all the color you could dream of, the lively details of this multi-day event were captured by Luke & Ashley Photography and coordinated by Simply Perfect Events. Dressed in an elegant cherry red lehnga dappled in intricate beading for the ceremony day, the bride dazzled and perfectly complemented her groom in his embroidered gold sherwani and feathered safa. Even the very handsome family pup named Gopal wore his formal finest and made sure everyone looked their very best!

From the Baraat filled with music, laughter, and Akshat riding in on a white horse to artfully designed henna to ceremony traditions based on sacred Hindu scriptures, everything honored what Pruthvi and Akshat valued most: family, faith, and their future together.

[Editor's Note: Because the raas-garba (a night of energetic and playful dancing much like an American wedding reception) occurs the evening before the formal ceremony, we're starting with the party for Akshat and Pruthvi's feature to help stay true to their story! Besides, anything that starts with an auto rickshaw as a photo booth is pretty much the best thing ever!]

Chill and Grill: Indoor Bachelor Party Wedding Registry Must Haves

Old Man Winter is outside right now and Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, so it's total cabin fever for those who love lounging on the deck and soaking up every minute of that natural Vitamin D. Thanks to today's collaboration with De'Longhi, we are sharing a great way to celebrate summertime, wedding showers, and bachelor parties all in the comfort of your home! We were inspired by their versatile countertop beauty, the Livenza All-Day Grill found on Bloomingdale's Wedding Registry, to create an indoor bachelor party that is all about chillin' and grillin' in style with your friends. Whether you want to grill some kabobs, steak, or paninis for your get together, there are so many fun and easy foodie options to get everyone's tastebuds watering with that delicious smoky aroma we all love. So if summertime won't come to you, you BYOS (bring your own summertime, of course)!

Inspired by smoke and modern masculine kitchen aesthetic, we have curated our top favorite wedding registry finds at Bloomingdale's to help make your own "Chill and Grill" party a stylish and functional hit as well as our top tips on how to decide what to put on your wedding registry. There's so much out there, so how do you choose? Let's find out!

Twinkling Nautical Evening Wedding Inspiration

There likely isn't one local who doesn't love watching the beach sky turn into dusk and the stars twinkle into their nightly display. Inspired by gilded sunsets and deep rich blues of the Lynnhaven River, everything in this coastal wedding inspiration shoot shimmered with total swoonery!

With a breathtaking celestial cake painted with the heavens, a full bouquet of white and light pink roses, and a delicate lace blush wedding gown, the navy blue and gold color palette complemented everything for a cool, elegant atmosphere near the water at the Lesner Inn. Photographed by Elizabeth Friske Photography, a dedicated bar area with large marquee letter lights warmed up the deck while tables topped with dark blue linens and sequined runners glittered indoors. For couples dreaming of an evening celebration under the stars, you will fall in love with this creative team's vision of contrasting colors, sparkling textures, and ultimate coastal romance.

Windswept Boho Chic Destination Wedding

Annie and Jose always knew they wanted to tie the knot on the beach away from home. As the bride shared, "The week we would spend in Sandbridge with my family was always a blast and full of so much love and laughter -- I wanted that exact same feeling for my wedding day." In simple boho chic elegance with a natural, homey feel, Annie and Jose created a true destination experience for their family and friends, and no tropical storm could say otherwise!

Captured by Molly Lichten Photography and coordinated by Astro Entertainment, Jose and Annie were well taken care of as they switched to Plan B inside of the beach house. From gorgeous colorful bohemian bouquets of succulents, Queen Anne's Lace, and proteias, to pops of blue in a custom map canvas guestbook and glassware, to champagne-colored bridesmaid dresses with gold sequins, to a sweetly simple naked cake decorated with bright pink and white flowers, the entire celebration was still lively and perfect.

Our favorite moment? This fun-loving couple broke out their dance moves while wearing rad matching light-up sneakers as the festivities continued to cap off a lovely wedding day at the beach.

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