The Ancient Tree

Belated love is often sweetest.  For Shonda and John, this was certainly true.  Incorporating their children into their ceremony was essential in the merging of these two beautiful families.  Photographer Brian Minson explains: The second time around can be the best!  Shonda met John online through a friend of theirs.  John is a helicopter pilot who was living in Texas, but after meeting Shonda had to marry her and move to Arizona.  Their wedding was held up in the beautiful mounts of Greer, Arizona.  Only one road in and one road out.  Their ceremony was performed at the Johnson’s River …

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Unlikely Union: Sam Heughan + Jessica Rabbit

Hold onto your knickers, Petticoat Nation! Today we’re bringing back our ‘Unlikely Union’ series with the vengeance of a thousand angry Highlanders.  For those of you who are new to our ‘Unlikely Union’ boards, here’s how they work:  you give us any two celebrities, real or fiction, living or dead, married or single and we’ll show you what their wedding would look like.  The only rule? They have to be two people who are so different, the likelihood of them ever getting married is a statistical improbability.  In the past, our readers have witnessed the delusional nuptials of Angelina Jolie & …

Keystone Mountain

Falling in love and getting married in Colorado is like being blessed by Mother Nature.  With the state’s stunning terrain, it sets the gold standard for what a rustic affair should be.  Need an example?  Then get ready to lose your breath at the gorgeous sights of Morgan and Ashley’s nuptials.  Complete with mountain top views and a beautiful lodge, it’s easy to see why so many chose to marry in this magical place.   Photographer:  Brinton Studios // Event Planner: Table 6 Productions // Floral Designer: The Perfect Petal // Reception Venue: Timber Ridge Lodge Keystone Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Beachy Speakeasy

If you’re in search of a stunning seaside ceremony idea, then look no further!  For Libby and Kurt’s Naples, Florida nuptials, they opted to bring a touch of vintage sophistication to their beachy vows.  Complete with romantic street lamps and retro chairs, theirs was one gorgeously unique sandy ceremony.  Check out all the fabulous details in this unusual blend of ocean and Golden Era themes. Photographer:  Audrey Snow Photography // Reception Venue: LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort // Event Planner: JET SET WED // Floral Design:  Signature Florals // Rentals: Sweet Southern Charm, Niche Event Rentals, Party Time Rental & Special Events // …

Cleared for Take Off

When your hubby’s a pilot and your obsessed with retro style, there’s only one logical way to design your wedding… bring on the vintage baby!  Newlyweds Mandy and Allen perfectly styled their Texan nuptials to match their colorful personalities.  Photographer Komel Powell breaks down the retro day: The couple’s inspiration came from aviation and the show Mad Men.  They wanted the whole day to be lighthearted and upbeat.  They only served their favorite vegan cuisine and brought in an old friend to DJ.  When guests entered the venue, it was like stepping back in time with the mid-century details the …

The Aviator’s Wife

There’s certain perks to being an aviator’s wife: spontaneous trips to exotic lands, easy access to stellar ariel views, and insider knowledge to an amazing profession.  For bride Emily, it was unforgettable wedding day pictures with new husband Chris.  Check out this gorgeous couple’s unbelievable newlywed portraits and their beautifully styled aviator-themed fete…   Photographer:  Harper Point Photography // Caterer: Fiona’s Catering // Event Venue: Highland Meadows Golf Course // Floral Designer: lace and lilies Submitted via Two Bright Lights

The Aviators

When soon-to-be husband and wife, Chris & Emily, planned their engagement shoot, they pulled no retro punches.  Oozing in Mad Men meets The Aviator-style details, these cuties teach us the right way to do vintage portraits.  So the next time you find yourself planning an engagement session, make sure to take a page out of Chris and Emily’s fabulously retro book.   Photography:  Harper Point Photography

Celebrity Weddings: Danny Pintauro Gets Hitched!

This morning I woke up with a heart full of excitement and an anxiousness to get to work quick! Why, you ask?  Because today we launch a new section of the blog: Celebrity Weddings.  Oh yes, my friends, this is a momentous day.  Our first celebrity to spotlight is Danny Pintauro from the iconic ’80s show, Who’s The Boss.  Tying the knot in a perfectly serene beach setting, Danny married longtime love Wil Tabares in front of family and friends.  The classic ocean palette and clam waves of Dana Point, California added the right amount of dreaminess to the special …