There's something so romantic about marrying your beloved in a picturesque garden, which is why so many couples desire a wedding with a motif reminiscent of The Secret Garden. Whether or not you obtain an actual garden site for your venue, there are plenty of ways to get a similarly dreamy look for your big day. From floral-print invitations, to stunning bridal gowns with elegant floral appliqués, to bouquets that appear freshly picked from the garden, brides and grooms can achieve the feel of a garden wedding regardless of season, location, or even the overall theme of the fête. For example, even if you're hoping to have a formal city-chic celebration, providing an intimate feel with bistro or twinkle lights and incorporating effortless floral arrangements will help the day feel more reflective of an upscale garden wedding. The options are truly endless – but we've gathered some initial ideas to help you get started during the planning process. ... Read More »
There are so many facets to a wedding day and how the story unfolds. It’s the job of the photographer to document the whole tale with each act playing out like a Hollywood film. Though the bride and groom are the focus, the “supporting characters” are also strong pieces of the narrative – not just the bridesmaids and groomsmen, but the details: something borrowed and blue, shoes that carry the bride through one of the most memorable moments of her life, the dress, the invitation suite, a hand-drawn monogram, and more. Most of these things have been well thought-out and considered for months – even years – before saying “I do.” Photo by Vue Photography In capturing the celebration, these tiny snippets add richness and depth to the storyline. If you are a couple who values these details, then there are several things you can do to ensure that your supporting cast ... Read More »
Some couples immediately know what their first dance song will be – perhaps it was a tune that played during the proposal or a favorite from an artist you've seen perform together on a date. Other pairs have no idea what their first dance song will be and spend their engagement listening to love songs in order to try and find the one that fits them perfectly. To provide inspiration, we gathered the first dance tunes selected by the brides and grooms who were featured in recent issues of Inside Weddings. A few popular options that were selected by more than one of our couples may be great options for you and your beloved. From 1960s tunes like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, to 70s hits such as “Crazy Love” by Van Morrison and “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green, to modern-day love songs like “Everything” by Michael Buble and “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne, to country favorites including “Then” by Brad Paisley, and covers ... Read More »
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