24 Must-Do Wedding Day Photo Ideas to Get You Started

Wedding Day Photo Ideas {Inspired by a Mountain Top Wedding}

The big day is coming up, and you probably have all the details worked out. Bridal party, colors, theme, fantastic wedding dress, venues, flowers, invites, programs, photographer … and on and on. You’ve got your photographer, but are you prepped with ideas for wedding day photo ideas and poses? Your photographer is more-than-likely equipped with a list of shots to grab, but we’ve compiled a handy list for your own reference!

Be inspired by Mike and Mallory’s mountain top nuptials as you capture emotions, moments, atmosphere and people on your own wedding day. {And my non-expert tip? Please don’t forget to grab some candid shots … a big collection of posed photographs doesn’t do much for capturing personality.}

Getting Ready

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

The Bridal & Bridesmaid Bouquets

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

Shoes

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

The Groom’s Accessories

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

Bridal Portraits

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

Wedding Party Action Shots

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

Classic Wedding Party Pose

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

Wedding Party Kids

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

Ceremony Location {with & without guests}

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

The Walk Up the Aisle

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

The First Look + Groom Up at the Altar

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

Special Ceremony Traditions

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

Vows

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

Married!

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

Dramatic Pose

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

A Romantic Kiss

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

In-Between Reflections

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

Reception Arrival

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

Cake! {along with other reception details}

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

Speeches {& reactions!}

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

Father-Daughter Dance

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

A Romantic Dip

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

Letting Loose/Dance Party

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

And they lived happily ever after … {with a romantic & trendy back light!}

Wedding Day Photo Ideas

Wedding Day Photo Ideas


Special thanks to the following:
Photography: Bartlett Pair Photography /// Dress: Lazaro /// Shoes: Badgley Mischka /// Cake: Cake Pros /// Florist: Freed’s Flowers /// Coordinator: Megan Tomko /// DJ & Video: Hurricane Productions /// via Two Bright Lights

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Delicate Pink + Classic Summer Wedding Inspiration

May 23 2016

A Radiant Real Wedding & Daydreams of Summer

The sun is shining, the grass is green, the air is warm … summer is here! {Well, not officially for another month, but I’ll take this 70+ degree weather in May!} With that said, today’s color inspiration is a delightful hue for classic summer wedding day affairs.

As another of our Summer 2016 Color Trends, the Daydream palette features a feminine and sweet teaberry pink. Sugary sweet, pink in any palette is a fantastic complement across any wedding theme. But add a bit of light minty blue, gray and ivory to the mix … and you’ve the fairytale makings for a stunning and classic summer wedding day.

Be inspired by this romantic palette and how it translates across ultra-chic stationery pieces and a real wedding in Ohio!

Daydream Color Palette
Teaberry  |  Ivory  |  Classic Gray | Custom Minty Blue (CMYK 11,1,7,0)
Classic Summer Wedding color palette

Classic Summer Wedding Stationery Designs | MagnetStreet
Flawless Filigree Wedding Program Fan: Exuding dramatic beauty and elegance, this is a lovely choice for a vintage classic wedding … plus it will keep your guests cool!

Captivating Save the Date Card: This design features sunbursts and graphic patterning that can be personalized in your wedding colors, while your photo adds a playful touch.

Vintage Applique Square Invitation: Delicate lace and floral details embellish this design, accented by a romantic script fonts. It’s a perfect choice for a classic rustic or vintage wedding!


Couple: Brittany & Dylan
Location: Ohio
Colors: Pink & gray

Classic Summer Wedding

Classic Summer Wedding

Classic Summer Wedding

Classic Summer Wedding

Classic Summer Wedding

Classic Summer Wedding

Classic Summer Wedding

Classic Summer Wedding

Classic Summer Wedding

Classic Summer Wedding

Classic Summer Wedding

Classic Summer Wedding

Classic Summer Wedding

Classic Summer Wedding

Classic Summer Wedding

Classic Summer Wedding


Get a free sample pack showcasing these delicately chic wedding designs!

Classic Summer Wedding free sample pack

Credits:  Photographer: Gage Blake Photography | DJ: Ultimate Nights DJ | Ceremony Venue: Our Lady Queen of the Holy Rosary Cathedral | Reception Venue: Lourdes University | Florist: Your Perfect Day: Planning, Decor and Floral | Dress: Belle Amour Bridal | via Two Bright Lights

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Day of the Dead Wedding With A Lot Of Chemistry

Daniel & Tanya: A Stunning & Eclectic Day of the Dead Wedding

We featured Daniel and Tanya Thrasher’s witty chemistry-themed Save the Date earlier this year, and were so excited when they allowed us a peek {okay, more than just a peek} into their big day.

Their Day of the Dead wedding theme—featuring a red and black color scheme, rich red florals, and colorful sugar skulls—was perfect for this fun couple. And it fit together SO great with science decor elements that included Erlenmeyer flask vases, and DIY chalkboard table numbers and chemistry-themed place cards.

Daniel and Tanya ordered nearly a full stationery suite from MagnetStreet—including Save the Dates, Invites, and Thank Yous. With their wedding theme partly focused on their careers in science, they were excited to find the perfect “science-y” stationery pieces that fit them to a Th(rasher) … get it?

Day of the Dead Wedding stationery

Honeycomb Sweetness |  MagnetStreet Weddings
“The honeycomb invite theme was a great pseudo-chemistry theme. The honeycomb structure looks similar to six-carbon chemical rings, and the design looked fantastic in our colors of red and black … so it was a clear choice. MagnetStreet’s ‘buy one’ option was far and away better than any other site we found. It helped a lot in giving us the confidence to make our own custom design.”

Daniel shared the inside scoop with us … and their super-talented photographer, Kristen of Kristen Schueler Photography, shared some fabulous photos. Be ready to smile  … Daniel and Tanya’s smiles are genuinely contagious!
Day of the Dead Wedding

How they met
Tanya and Daniel met on an online a dating site in late 2013. After a few days messaging back and forth, they met for a beer. They hit it off instantly and quickly fell in love!
Day of the Dead Wedding

Day of the Dead Wedding

A bit about the Thrashers
They enjoy running and visiting brew pubs! Daniel had recently discovered a love for running shortly before meeting Tanya. She gave it a shot, and they now continue to run 4-5 races a year … and visit brew pubs together.
Day of the Dead Wedding

Day of the Dead Wedding

Day of the Dead Wedding

Day of the Dead Wedding

Day of the Dead Wedding

Day of the Dead Wedding

“We are in our mid-thirties and going into our wedding, we were excited just to be having one. We didn’t have any desire for it to be anything big or fancy…we just wanted to be happy and have a good time with our friends and family.”
Day of the Dead Wedding

Day of the Dead Wedding

Day of the Dead Wedding

Day of the Dead Wedding

Day of the Dead Wedding

Fun fact & future tattoo
“We’ve had an unintended, but wonderful, and frequent interaction with the movie ‘Ghostbusters’ during our relationship. It was one of the first films we watched together. We saw it together once when it played on the big screen in Fenway Park. Then during a weekend getaway in the the back woods of Vermont, we watched it on one of our phones while lying in bed (and then found out the next morning Harold Ramis had passed). This summer we’ll be commemorating this aspect of our relationship with tattoos containing a ghost trap from the film capturing an anatomical heart!”
Day of the Dead Wedding

Day of the Dead Wedding

Day of the Dead Wedding

For the love of science
Each table’s centerpiece included an Erlenmeyer flask holding rich red florals, DIY easel chalkboard table numbers, and two books. “The books were one each of our most meaningful twenty books, and each was inscribed in the front with why that book was important to us. These books were intended for the guests to take home.”
Day of the Dead Wedding

The place card table had old wooden test tube racks with six tubes each, holding single red flowers. The pretty black picture frames also became wedding favors for guests. “There was a chemical structure on one side, and the other side described that chemical and what it means to feelings of love and intimacy.”
Day of the Dead Wedding

Day of the Dead Wedding Details

Day of the Dead Wedding

Day of the Dead Wedding

Day of the Dead Wedding

Day of the Dead Wedding

Day of the Dead Wedding

Day of the Dead Wedding

Best part of the day? 
“Honestly: everything. Both of us have a lot of family and friends who are scattered across the country who we got to see (some for the first time in years) on that day. Everything went off without a hitch, so there was no stress about needing to fix anything. We got to spend some amount of time with almost everybody who attended. Of course, seeing each other at the ends of the aisle was an amazing moment, but really the entire day was a high point. It was exactly what we wanted: a day spent with the people we love where we weren’t stressed out, and everyone had a fantastic time.”
Day of the Dead Wedding

Day of the Dead Wedding

Advice for couples planning their wedding?

Have fun. Work together on everything. Things you can do yourself are so much more rewarding when you see them on the day and when people appreciate them.


My heart is so warm after chatting with Daniel and Tanya! We LOVE their wedding day theme combo, and hope to inspire you to add truly personal details into your best day ever. Best wishes to the Thrashers as they embark on their life together! xox

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Romantic Neutrals Inspired by a Paris Surprise Proposal

May 16 2016

Ah, yes. Summer is almost in the air, and the time has come … to dive into delightful detail into our Summer 2016 Wedding Color Palettes! Inspired by an adorably romantic Paris surprise proposal, we’re kicking off the summer set with the ultra-chic Timeless color palette. While not entirely bright-summery-looking, this palette perfectly emanates its name as being … timeless {and classic}!

Sugar is a muted {and magnificent} neutral with tons of classic appeal in this color combo. Delicate and chic, this shade really goes with everything! Combining it with understated hues can set any wedding tone, from romantically rustic to modernly minimalist. The light turquoise is a perfect complement and adds a bit of a summery water feel.

Sugar  |  Custom Turquoise (CMYK: 34,0,18,0)  |  Latte  |  Ashwood
05-16_CM-Timeless

Wedding Stationery Designs | MagnetStreet
Sheer Romance Heart-shaped Save the Date Magnet: Bold stripes bring an essence of romance to this contemporary design. Guests will love this unique wedding keepsake that echoes your classic wedding theme!

Royal Emblem Foldover Pocket Invitation: The contrast of colors on an ornate emblem offers a pretty prelude to your elegant wedding theme. Simple yet stunning, this design is an exceptional way to flaunt your regal sense of style.

Signature of Love Rectangle Program: An eye-catching flourish embellishes this stationery suite, balanced by a simple background and border. It’s simply the perfect balance of glamour and allure!

Paris Surprise Proposal

Paris Surprise Proposal

Justin and Ashley met during college. They had a class together one semester and noticed each other … but never crossed paths. They were introduced by a mutual friend the following semester, and they haven’t turned back. After six years of dating, they planned their first trip to Europe. The first stop … Paris. Justin had been thinking about proposing for months and couldn’t think of a more perfect opportunity and location than in the City of Love.
Paris Surprise Proposal

Their photographer from Pictours, Lindsey, blended in as a Paris tourist and got the perfect angle of the ultra-romantic, surprise proposal with the Eiffel Tower in the background. Justin and Ashley then did a mini photo shoot afterwards. Si romantique!
Paris Surprise Proposal

Paris Surprise Proposal

Paris Surprise Proposal

Paris Surprise Proposal

Paris Surprise Proposal

Paris Surprise Proposal

Paris Surprise Proposal

Paris Surprise Proposal


Play with these colors in our Color Boutique.

Get free samples in the Timeless color palette!

Paris Surprise Proposal stationery samples

Photo credit: Lindsey of Pictours Paris | via Two Bright Lights

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