It’s wedding season!
Like most people, we glance at weddings that have passed for inspiration. Whether it be a theme, color scheme, or just window shopping a cake design, the old sparks the new. There is a ton of styled shoots that try to cram as many in-season trends as much as possible. I won’t be sharing any of those with you today. What comes next are weddings from different kinds of people in different areas, both international and national. So here we are, taking a look at some of my favorite REAL weddings for some nuptial fashion pizazz!
1. A Gold + Wine Lutheran Wedding in Los Altos, CA: Alexis + Tasha
The color combination selected for this wedding is a classy one with a regal feel. Alexis’s suit, a beautiful deep wine tailored at Park Place Vintage in Willow Glen, and ordered from Statement Italy was highlighted by a touch of blue in the bowtie and the handkerchief. Tasha complimented the wine with her Maggie Sottero champagne dress with light gold lace from Trudy’s Bridal in Campbell. The lace detail along the train of her dress is royal and the entire ensemble is accented with a gem-encrusted belt along her waist. These colors are usually ideal for a fall wedding, as deep, rich tones match the falling leaves. What a perfect balance for these two love birds on their big day.
2. An Intimate Southwestern Love Celebration: Emily + Billy
If you wanted a little more gold inspiration, here you have it. Emily’s gorgeous dress is detailed with gold lace all the way from the collar to the hem of her dress. It comes right up to her calves as it falls away from her waist into a full skirt. The sweetheart neckline is perfect to enhance the curves and balance out the silhouette. It’s a lovely step away from the classic wedding dress, especially for this very intimate, handcrafted style of wedding. How rustic!
3. An Austrian Museum Wedding: Elissa + Ralf
Last gold one, I promise! This is something you probably won’t just find in any store. The dress Elissa wore on her wedding day was her great-grandmother’s dress from the 1920a. Adorned in gold and black, the vintage style dress certainly embodied the roaring 20s. If you had to think of Gatsby for this wedding, you would be absolutely right! Elissa paired the dress with a black lace headband, fur coat, and gold accessories. Timeless to say the least.
4. A St. Augustine Wedding: Allie + Ywanarai
That vibrant purple on Ywanarai’s tuxedo jacket is so velvet goodness. Simply decorated with a boutonniere, adding texture and not just color or prints can make your wedding day look really stand out. It adds contrast to Allie’s BHLDN lace and tulle white dress. The top scallops along the front and back, gathering at the top of the skirt with a bow.
5. Fuck Yeah Weddings Uses Photography to Rethink Gender and Weddings
Your day should be about you and the one your love. Your outfits should be just as unique as you are! Take Andrea and Leigh for example their dresses don’t match and are expressive of who they are individually and still look great together. Not your average gown, Leigh’s silky satin orange dipped Chrissy Wai Ching Catalan dress really pops against her biker jacket. The hem is rolled and the top is a stretchy silk halter. Andrea flows next to her in a stunning white BHLDN dress with a floral lace design on the top. With a low back, the dress cascades into layers upon layers of tulle. Certainly not your cliche wedding twosome, they remind us to be our trustiest self down to the last stitch.
6. Living In London, Married In Ireland: Jon + Donal
Like birds of a feather, these matching suits are super stylish and sleek. Jon and Donal planned to match up to the details being sure that they added their own individuality to their looks. The black was the ground color for the entire wedding party and accented with the deep burgundy ties, blue-gray vests and matching rose gold cufflinks. Even the boutonnieres reflected these colors as they are donned on their jackets. Love has never looked so well coordinated.