Butterfly-Themed Kentucky Farm Wedding

Categories Real Weddings

Katie and Russell had a super sweet, handmade Kentucky farm wedding. Their wedding took place on a beautiful farm that belongs to Russell’s grandparents. Their ceremony was intimate, witnessed by guests seated on hay bails and the pastoral setting provided the perfect milieu for this down-to-earth couple. Katie is an entomologist (yes, she studies insects!) so their cobalt blue and teal colored wedding, also had a butterfly theme. Some of our favorite highlights include their “getaway horse and buggy” their blue wedding rings, the enormous willow tree focal point and handmade quilts adorning the ceremony, our lovely bride in spectacles, and well, pretty much everything! Enjoy.

Bride and Groom at their outdoor DIY handmade wedding

first look wedding photos

blue hydrangea bouquet and blue wedding rings

butterfly wedding attire and decor

groom's blue bow tie and white rose boutonniere

kids dropping petals before DIY outdoor wedding

groom waiting for bride to walk down outdoor aisle with her father

 outdoor wedding ceremony with guests on hay bails

couple under sheer canopy arch of diy outdoor wedding ceremony

pretty shot of couple kissing after pronounced husband and wife

getaway horse and cart

blue wedding shoes blue and white butterfly wedding cake

butterfly themed wedding flowers

handmade favors and blue wedding rings

bride and groom's first dance

Congratulations to Russell and Katie!



Photographer:  The Collection|Caterer:Chef Christopher’s Catering|Reception Venue: Grand Central Party Rental Inc.|Bakery: Publix|submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Color Monday: Lush Floral Wedding Trend

Categories Inspiration + Resources + Wedding Stationery

Of all the 2014 wedding and stationery trends, one of our favorites is “lush florals.” Of course, flowers are always present in weddings–but this year, they are more verdant and vivacious than ever. Set the tone with a flower wedding invitation and then allow this beauteous botanical trend to cascade throughout your ceremony and reception décor.

Popular spring wedding flowers: roses, lilacs, ranunculus, anemones, tulips, peonies, gerbera daisies, lilies of the valley, hydrangeas…

Trendy jewel toned wedding color palette and floral inspiration.

Romantic Rose Wedding Program personalized in green, peach and eggplant.

Stationery Suite Details

Romantic Rose is a Design Suite that features a timeless wedding flower–roses! With its hint of vintage appeal, these bold floral graphics appear on all of the stationery items for a purely romantic look while dramatic typography keeps the look current and the focus on you. See Romantic Rose Wedding Program personalized in this hunter green, peach, and eggplant color scheme.

Crazy about this color scheme? 
Click the artwork and/or palette below to visit MagnetStreet’s Color Boutique to:

Free wedding artwork from MagnetStreet

  • preview wedding stationery in these colors
  • share them!
  • request free color swatches

Rich, jewel-toned wedding color palette.


For allowing us to use their photography, much thanks to …

L&E Photography


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Intimate, Ottawa City Hall Wedding

Categories Real Weddings

We have a super sweet city hall wedding from Nicole Amanda Photography for you today! Our Canadian couple, Shermica and Dwight, were married at Ottawa City Hall and their fall nuptials also included their portraiture at nearby Confederation Park. Looking mighty handsome, Dwight wore a purple vest and tie to complement his gray suit. And carrying a small bouquet of lavender roses and baby’s breath, Shermica looked incredibly lovely in her floral hairpiece, darling short lace dress, and purple pumps. After pictures in the park, Shermica and Dwight gathered with family and friends for a small lunch at Courtyard Restaurant.

Getting married at city hall? Be inspired! Enjoy!

Bride and Groom in Confederation Park after Ottawa City Hall wedding

Bride and Groom at Confederation Park after Ottawa City Hall wedding

Bride and Groom at their Ottawa City Hall wedding

wedding ring exchange at City Hall wedding

Ottawa City Hall wedding

Groom, Groomsmen lifting up Bride at Ottawa City Hall wedding

Bride and Groom in Confederation Park after Ottawa City Hall wedding

Bride and Groom after Ottawa City Hall wedding

small bouquet of lavender roses and baby's breath

Bride and Groom sitting on a bench in Confederation Park after Ottawa City Hall Wedding

Bride and Groom in Ottawa's Confederation Park

Bride and Groom at Courtyard Restaurant after their City Hall Wedding

Bride and Groom at Courtyard Restaurant after their city hall wedding


If a small and local wedding is more your thing, check out this resource article and download the printable pdf of wedding venue ideas–from city hall to a botanical gardens.



Photographer:  Nicole Amanda Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Purple and Yellow Real Wedding with Honeybee Theme

Categories Real Weddings

Ah, purple–an adored wedding color. And we too, are enamored with Jen and Mark’s purple and yellow wedding with its honeybee theme. Yes, a honeybee theme! We love that too–Jen and Mark went to a Blake Shelton concert and his, “Honeybee” song became their theme. :) First-look photos, adorable honeybees, a bold and bright color scheme, and a beautiful couple are all highlights from this simple and sweet wedding. Mark and Jen met and married at White Plains United Methodist Church in Cary, North Carolina–where Jen is a youth pastor and Mark, a lay leader. After the ceremony, they had a quick reception with light appetizers, cake and punch.

Shot by Brett Fox Photography, this wedding is incredibly sweet and really fun. Planning a purple wedding? We know you’ll enjoy this one. 

Purple and Yellow wedding with a honeybee theme

To Prevent Cold Feet--fun wedding socks

Bride and Groom getting ready: purple and yellow wedding colors

black and white photo of wedding rings in The Bible.

black and white photo of bride and groom getting ready

bride and groom kissing: first look wedding photo

first look photo separated by wall

purple petticoat and purple wedding shoes

father and daughter walking down the aisle

ceremony photo of bride and groom at the altar

bride and groom performing unity sand ceremony

wedding party dressed in purple, black and yellow

small purple and yellow wedding bouquet

Bridesmaids in black dresses and wearing yellow sunglasses

bridesmaids lined up holding purple and yellow wedding bouquets

groomsmen dressed in purple and yellow

bride and groom under Pullen Park sign

bride and groom honeybee cake topper

purple and yellow honeybee wedding cake

bee cake topper on yellow wedding cake

 wedding guests dancing at wedding reception

bride and groom and wedding rings

Congrats Jen and Mark!



Photographer:  Brett Fox Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights


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