Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Retro Modern Beach Wedding Inspiration

We are getting into the season of beautiful beachy days here in Virginia, and it's almost time to start prepping those summery drinks and dusting off those perfect sunglasses. With that, I'm pumped to have Sara of Burnett's Boards sharing one of her favorite beach house wedding inspiration boards with us!

The subtly retro, but modern beach house vibe of this breezy coral wedding inspiration board gives a fun and summer theme to any casual couple. The colors gray, mint green, and gold are the perfect compliments to the pinky coral that still is very popular with beach wedding days.

By using geometric elements in the stationery and even in your rings, you can add a gorgeous and unique trendy touch to any coastal theme. Don't forget the signature cocktail!

- Sara

Get to know Burnett's Boards and her totally swoonable style creations more on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook.

Porcelain Ring: Cla Contemporary via Etsy // Beach Grooms: Martha Stewart Weddings photographed by Scott Clark Photography // Coral-Colored Floral Centerpiece: The Brides Cafe designed by JMFlora Design and photographed by Leo Patrone Photography // Paloma Cocktail: Drizzle and Drip // Vintage Surfboard: Hub Garage // Modern Shaped Paper Goods: Decor8 Blog created by Leslie Shewring

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Choosing a Wedding Dress for Your Shape

Post-engagement, finding "the one" (as in the dress) is just as important as when you say "I do!" And like all women, wedding gowns are not the same, but with their own very unique qualities. Different silhouettes and shapes can convey your wedding day theme, personality, and even your bridal style. I'm so happy to have Erika of Artfully Wed here today to share one of her amazing infographics that is perfectly pinnable for now and later!


Best for most all body types

Best for tall and slender or petite and curvy figures

Best for curvy or hourglass figures

Best for small-busted, petite, or pear-shaped figures

Ball Gown
Best for full-busted, hourglass, or apple-shaped figures

- Erika

Looking to get help locally with what kinds of bridal dresses and gowns are best for you? Check our Tidewater and Tulle vendor fam, House of Maya, located all over Hampton Roads in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Suffolk!

Get to know Erika! See more beautiful inspiration and informative posts from Artfully Wed on her Pinterest, Facebook, and website. It's a must-add to your blog reads!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Fun and Intimate Beachhouse Wedding

A whirlwind romance with a chance encounter at the park with their kids, Erin and Lonnie are the picture perfect military couple who radiates joy, love, and excitement for life. (And you see it transparently on their faces all throughout their wedding day!)

In a beautiful intimate beach house wedding in Sandbridge, these two dreamed of a casual celebration for their families and friends... and it was all planned in a matter of weeks since Lonnie was given orders for deployment!

With a tea-length gown from Blush Bridal and a playful birdcage veil, Erin was a beach bride beauty... and from the look of it with McPherson Photography's captures, Lonnie thought so, too!

Photography: McPherson Photography // Ceremony and Reception Venue: Sandbridge Realty // Makeup: Candi Paint // Bridal Gown: Blush Bridal // Menswear: Men's Wearhouse // Florals: Jeff's Flowers // Hair and Sweets: DIY by Family Friends