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Hippie Chic in the Woods Wedding Inspiration

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Inspired by peace-lovin' woodland vibes, this hippie chic inspiration shoot is far out! With vibrant colors paired with deep plum purples, an adorable aqua-and-white vintage camper, and a dappled gray horse adorned in a flower crown, everything sets the scene for a romantic and laid-back celebration in the woods. Between the delicate lace bell sleeves on the bridal gown and the modern psychedelic-patterned plates, this creative team channeled all the best things about the 1970's into contemporary wedding aesthetic.

Captured by Melody Gillikin Photography and coordinated by Misty Saves the Day, the sugar-sculpted blooms by Whipped Up by Mimi gave pops of color to the eclectic furniture and decor from Chic Unique Vintage Rentals. Lovely ferns, roses, and moss by Fluttering Flowers give some major flower power to large vintage wicker peacock fan chairs for the couple... and everything else just makes it one beautiful happenin' place! So anyone thinking about peace, love, and marriage will totally get inspired by these groovy ideas!

Playful Retro-Inspired Theme Park Sweetheart Session

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Inspired by the fun energy and playful color of Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Amy and Michael had a retro-inspired sweetheart session with Angel Eyes Photography. As two elementary school teachers, they wanted to celebrate the end of a successful school year with a touch of iconic summer with a visit to the locals' favorite theme park.

Even though Amy and Michael had never had photos together before, they handled posing in front of crowds like champs with their love for each other and spirited personalities. From the beauty of the buildings and natural scenery at the park to the roller coasters, games, and one sweet couple dressed in retro inspired outfits, everything all came together for an joy-filled session that was magic filled with our favorite kind of memories.

Spotlight Feature On: Isha Foss Design

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

creative wedding flowers in virginia

Creative, neo-traditional, and kind is the type of wedding couple that Isha of Isha Foss Design loves creating for! Beyond just any ole floral centerpiece, Isha envisions an entire wedding day look made special for the almost-newlyweds. From bouquets to ceremony arches to reception styling to draping to furnishings, there is always a gorgeous, cohesive design when she's involved.

[photo: Boonetown Story]

Romantic Handmade Gold Virginia Beach Wedding

Monday, September 19, 2016

Alicia and Jordan's relationship started as casual acquaintances because they had a lot of the same friends, one of which thankfully decided to give things a little nudge. The pair discovered a mutual love for travel and a natural chemistry together, and it wasn't long before they were planning a dream handmade wedding at the Lesner Inn in Virginia Beach. With a gorgeous modern lace, elegant open back wedding dress, a pair of sparkly high heels, and the perfect Dolce & Gabbana perfume, Alicia was more than ready to meet her groom on their special day.

With a navy blue, blush, and gold color palette, there were glittery DIY elements added throughout the reception like the sparkling "bride" sign that hung on her gold chiavari chair and the new Mr. and Mrs. sign making their sweetheart table extra sweet. Guests were asked to sign a black chalkboard guestbook globe (a nod to their love of travel!). The newlyweds' name adorned the cake as a shimmery topper and small blue flowers peeked out of the golden bottle centerpieces. Caitlin Gerres Photography captured the most beautiful and joyful moments as Alicia and Jordan celebrated the start of their new life together!

DIY Modern Beach Wedding Seating Chart

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Inspired by lovely neutrals and the casual intimacy that a beach wedding gives to couples and their guests, we are so excited to share our latest DIY project that we have created in partnership with our new friends at Cricut! If you're a crafty bride or groom, you're going to want to stay tuned during the month of September as well because between Tidewater and Tulle and a crew of other wedding editor pals, we're celebrating Cricut's launch of wedding-related projects to help couples better personalize their special days. Lots of inspiration, lots of giveaways, and lots of themes to get you totally pumped for all things wedding!

Now onto the good stuff for all of our coastal-loving couples out there because this DIY modern beach seating chart is going to have your heart sighing for warm late summer days and calming waves. Let's get crafting!

Glowy Rudee Inlet Engagement

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Inspired by where they had their first date and other memorable moments throughout their relationship, Rachel and Mike knew they wanted to start their engagement session with Kim Stockwell Photography at Rudee's Restaurant down at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. With a walk through the marina and on the beach, they then made their way to the very spot Mike proposed to Rachel in Sandbridge. Sandy toes and salty kisses made for a beautiful evening full of laughter and a glowy Virginia Beach sunset.

Classic Nautical Yacht Club Wedding

Monday, September 12, 2016

When your matron of honor is the lead coordinator at Emily Weddings, you know your day is going to be smooth sailing and beautiful! Jordan and Lindsay's wedding at the Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club in Virginia Beach is what navy blue and mint dreams are made of. With nautical touches to highlight the waterside ceremony and details from anchors to monkey knot table numbers to wooden lantern centerpieces, the couple knew just how to tie in the beauty of coastal Hampton Roads to their personal classic style.

We love the sweet moments captured by Lauren Simmons Photography – letters read beforehand by the bride and groom, a hilarious flower girl moment in the middle of their ceremony, and a yacht club-perfect exit on a boat to start their journey together. Lindsay, arm in arm with her bridesmaids looking gorgeous in navy blue, and Jordan, standing alongside his best friends in suspenders and mint bow ties, can count themselves truly lucky indeed. Their wedding day was anchored in special moments and together they have many years to look forward to as they set sail on their next adventure!

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