Stunningly Simple & Intimate Rainy Day Hawaiian Wedding

Jun 19 2017

Talk about making the best of a rainy situation! Beautiful couple, Tatum and Jack, hosted their small Hawaiian wedding on the beachside … and were met with rainy weather. It certainly didn’t stop them from enjoying the day. They laughed through it all as their photographer, Svetlana, captured their post-ceremony bridal photos.

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And we just love how simple and stunning their day was! Jack is a Marine, so a large lavish wedding wasn’t a priority. Tatum made her own bouquet and purchased her dress from an online classifieds site. Their closest friends and family were in attendance, and it made for the most perfect wedding day.

And the best part {besides the barefoot-guitar-playing officiant}? Just as the ceremony was about to begin, the skies cleared to create a soft and dreamy overcast light. Congrats to Tatum and Jack!

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Stunningly Simple & Intimate Rainy Day Hawaiian Wedding

Stunningly Simple & Intimate Rainy Day Hawaiian Wedding

Stunningly Simple & Intimate Rainy Day Hawaiian Wedding

Stunningly Simple & Intimate Rainy Day Hawaiian Wedding

Stunningly Simple & Intimate Rainy Day Hawaiian Wedding

Stunningly Simple & Intimate Rainy Day Hawaiian Wedding

Stunningly Simple & Intimate Rainy Day Hawaiian Wedding

Stunningly Simple & Intimate Rainy Day Hawaiian Wedding

Stunningly Simple & Intimate Rainy Day Hawaiian Wedding

Stunningly Simple & Intimate Rainy Day Hawaiian Wedding

Stunningly Simple & Intimate Rainy Day Hawaiian Wedding

Stunningly Simple & Intimate Rainy Day Hawaiian Wedding

Stunningly Simple & Intimate Rainy Day Hawaiian Wedding

Photography by Svetlana Sauer Photo / via Two Bright Lights


Their beachside Hawaiian wedding provides the inspiration for this cool color palette of corals and blues! 

Products shown: Simple Gardens invite, Stacked Charm save the date & Scallop Seashell wedding program fan.

Stunningly Simple & Intimate Rainy Day Hawaiian Wedding

 

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Sweet Ideas For Including Dad In Your Wedding Celebration

Jun 16 2017

We all know parents play a major part in our lives! They raise us and lift us into adulthood—then it’s our time to show gratitude for all they’ve done for us. So, as we honor our dads, stepdads, granddads, and other father figures this Father’s Day weekend … let’s kick it off with a compilation of how real brides honored the special men in their lives. {Grab a tissue.} We hope you find sweet inspiration for including Dad in your wedding day!


To honor her late father
Christine honored her dad by having a special detail sewn into her gorgeous wedding dress.

“My dad had passed away a few years ago, so I had a piece of his old work shirt sewn over my heart in my dress.”

Sweet Ideas For Including Dad In Your Wedding Celebration


Crafting and officiating
Both fathers lended a hand at Rachel and Joe’s elegant fall wedding day! Joe’s father officiated the wedding ceremony, and both helped craft Rachel and Joe’s unique rustic reception décor.

My dad is awesome and helped me make all of the wood items we used on the table! The candle-holder and little picture and place card holders turned out so great and I’m excited to be able to use them in our house. The antlers were Joe’s dad’s and it was special to be able to incorporate those into the wedding.”

Sweet Ideas For Including Dad In Your Wedding Celebration

Sweet Ideas For Including Dad In Your Wedding Celebration


To honor Grandpa
Bride Emily and groom Alex honored both his late grandfathers in a couple of very sentimental ways.

“Alex has two grandfathers that have passed, and we felt it was important to include them. We had a memorial candle for each, and a photo of each of them in frames on reserved seats.”

Sweet Ideas For Including Dad In Your Wedding Celebration


A blue heart
Mindi’s “something blue” was a special something of her late grandfather’s.

My something blue was a heart cut out of my grandfather’s shirt that was sewn into the back of my dress. My grandfather passed away in October 2015 and I would have given anything to have him physically present on my wedding day.”

Sweet Ideas For Including Dad In Your Wedding Celebration


A selfie with Dad
Bride Brae took a selfie with her dad during a very important moment of her wedding ceremony!

“Right before it was time to walk down the aisle (keep in mind I was a bit nervous), my dad asked me if we could take a selfie as we’re walking down. I gave him a look of, “are you serious?” He nodded. So, right before my dad gave me away, we took a selfie together. It was an unexpected surprise and the picture turned out great. The picture calmed me down and put a smile on everyone’s face.”

Sweet Ideas For Including Dad In Your Wedding Celebration


Photo charm 
Jenny attached a photo charm of her dad to her beautiful yellow bouquet, so that he could be with her as she walked up the aisle.

Sweet Ideas For Including Dad In Your Wedding Celebration


“Something blue” from Dad
For her military beach wedding, Brittney honored her sweet dad with a special something blue.

“I had a heart from a blue shirt of my Dad’s sewn into the heart of my gown.”

Sweet Ideas For Including Dad In Your Wedding Celebration


A song that Dad wrote
During their wedding ceremony, Ashley surprised her groom, Josh, with a song that her dad had written! {Oh, and plus she did a first look with her Dad, that you have to check out in Ashley and Josh’s wedding day blog post.}

My Dad wrote the music and lyrics to a wedding song when I was younger. Everyone who knows me, knows that music and especially singing is something I’m extremely passionate about. My Dad and I recorded the song together and it played during the sand ceremony at the wedding … which none of our guests, not even Josh, knew about.”

Sweet Ideas For Including Dad In Your Wedding Celebration


A Father Daughter dance song
Ashley had yet another surprise planned for the dance—this time for her dad!

Another surprise was that I recorded a cover of the song ‘Daddy Dance with Me’ by Krystal Keith … and that was the song that was playing during the Father Daughter dance.”

Sweet Ideas For Including Dad In Your Wedding Celebration


An interview with a Father of the Bride
Scott is a funny, clever, tender-hearted and a real {great} Father of the Bride! You HAVE to read the candid interview he did with us as he reflected on his daughter’s overall wedding journey. He is not only hilarious, but he’s also a great dancer. You can definitely see the admiration he holds for his daughter, Natalie.

“Seeing the joy in Natalie’s eye’s that reached right down to her soul. We always hope and pray for the best for our kids and to see it played out on such a stage as a wedding … I can’t imagine anything better than that. Bittersweet for a Father for sure, but seeing Natalie for who she is now—a beautiful wife—is the best.

Sweet Ideas For Including Dad In Your Wedding Celebration


Happy Father’s Day to all the special guys out there!

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Periwinkle and Pink Wedding Color Combo Inspired by the Desert

Jun 12 2017

When you think desert colors, periwinkle and pink aren’t the first hues that come to mind. But this ultra-chic desert periwinkle and pink wedding shoot proves otherwise! With these delicate hues popping out naturally from the landscape and succulent plants … it’s fabulously feminine and beautifully boho.

Periwinkle and Pink Wedding Color Combo Inspired by the Desert

Mix in a beautiful bride in a boho lace gown and her amazing succulent crown … it’s perfection! This beautiful desert periwinkle and pink wedding shoot also showcases some fab ideas for table settings and centerpieces.

I just love the flowing pink and periwinkle ombre tablecloth and mini geometric glass terrariums! Yummy macaroons, gorgeous gold flatware, colored crystal stemware, and gold-flecked candlesticks complete the boho look. Simply lovely!

Periwinkle and Pink Wedding Color Combo Inspired by the Desert

Periwinkle and Pink Wedding Color Combo Inspired by the Desert

Periwinkle and Pink Wedding Color Combo Inspired by the Desert

Periwinkle and Pink Wedding Color Combo Inspired by the Desert

Periwinkle and Pink Wedding Color Combo Inspired by the Desert

Periwinkle and Pink Wedding Color Combo Inspired by the Desert

Periwinkle and Pink Wedding Color Combo Inspired by the Desert

Periwinkle and Pink Wedding Color Combo Inspired by the Desert

Periwinkle and Pink Wedding Color Combo Inspired by the Desert

Periwinkle and Pink Wedding Color Combo Inspired by the Desert

Periwinkle and Pink Wedding Color Combo Inspired by the Desert

Periwinkle and Pink Wedding Color Combo Inspired by the Desert

Periwinkle and Pink Wedding Color Combo Inspired by the Desert

Periwinkle and Pink Wedding Color Combo Inspired by the Desert

Get a free sample pack of these pretty periwinkle and pink wedding designs:
Winsome Bouquet, Floral Envy, and This Joyful Day.


Photo Shoot Credits: Photographer:  Kim Skinner Photography//Cinema and Video: Impression Film Co//Event Planner: Simple Means Events//via Two Bright Lights

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Outdoor Urban Chic Wedding Shoot in San Diego

Jun 5 2017

This outdoor urban chic wedding shoot is industrial-meets-elegant … and we are so in love with it! The shoot took place at Horton Plaza, which is nestled in the heart of lively downtown San Diego. As a new up-and-coming outdoor wedding venue, it provides the area with fun entertainment and lots of eye candy.

Outdoor Urban Chic Wedding Shoot in San Diego

After drawing in inspiration from Horton Plaza, the photographers at Willmus Weddings and many other vendors put together an extraordinary wedding shoot that carries a perfect mix of concrete backdrops, rustic light pendants, and dreamy feminine pink flower arrangements.

Outdoor Urban Chic Wedding Shoot in San Diego

Of course, we are drawn to the stunning pops of color featured throughout the outdoor urban chic shoot—poppy pinks, sky blue, and modern metallics! We put together fun color inspiration pulled from the shoot for you to take in on this sunny Monday. Enjoy!

Outdoor Urban Chic Wedding Shoot in San Diego

Outdoor Urban Chic Wedding Shoot in San Diego

Outdoor Urban Chic Wedding Shoot in San Diego

Outdoor Urban Chic Wedding Shoot in San Diego

Outdoor Urban Chic Wedding Shoot in San Diego

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Outdoor Urban Chic Wedding Shoot in San Diego

Outdoor Urban Chic Wedding Shoot in San Diego

Outdoor Urban Chic Wedding Shoot in San Diego

Outdoor Urban Chic Wedding Shoot in San Diego

Outdoor Urban Chic Wedding Shoot in San Diego

Outdoor Urban Chic Wedding Shoot in San Diego

Outdoor Urban Chic Wedding Shoot in San Diego

Outdoor Urban Chic Wedding Shoot in San Diego

Outdoor Urban Chic Wedding Shoot in San Diego

Outdoor Urban Chic Wedding Shoot in San Diego

Special thanks to the talented vendors of this outdoor urban chic wedding shoot!
Photographer:  Willmus Weddings//Dress Designer: BHLDN//Lighting: Brilliant event lighting//Calligrapher: Everthine Designs//Event Venue: Horton Plaza Park//Floral Designer: Huntress Florals//Other: Stecklair Event Company//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: The Black Tux//Hair Stylist: The Hair & Make-up Box//Bakery:Three 50 Bakes//Design and Decor:To Be Designed//Event Planner: Willmus Weddings//Cinema and Video: Willmus Weddings//via Two Bright Lights

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