Exotic European-Inspired Wedding Venues All Over The World

If you’re planning a luxurious destination wedding, here are some exclusive European wedding venues for you! Click the link to explore!

If you’re planning a luxurious destination wedding, here are some exclusive European wedding venues for you! Click the link to explore!

If you already have your heart set on a destination wedding since you have started to plan your wedding, then we have got you covered! You don’t have to go long-haul to find the wedding venue of your dreams! From incredible beach-side wedding ceremonies in Italy to the Swiss chosen by Audrey Hepburn for her 1955 wedding to Mel Ferrer, now you can also say “I do” in one of the best European-Inspired wedding venues that we have found for you from different corners of the world!

These jaw-dropping chateaus, chic mansions, and villas do hold a certain elevated flair for you, your darling, and all your wedding guests on your wedding day! The below-mentioned exotic European-inspired wedding venues hold the power to transport you to the rolling hills of Tuscany or a champagne toast in Champagne! We can assure you that the light and bright tones and cream-colored buildings along with the venue’s cypress trees will give you the best kind of experience for your big day without any doubt! So, just check out all these lovely European-inspired wedding venues and choose the one that suits you, your personality, and your wedding dreams in the best possible way!

Château de Carsix, France

Gracefully located only an hour and a half from Paris (the city of love), Château de Carsix flawlessly combines the whimsical charm of the rural location, along with the best convenience of the capital. This incredibly amazing 18th-century exotic European location was erected at the end of the reign of Louis XV by Philippe Du Fay, with a charismatic exterior featuring stunning bricks, and marvelous stonework which is typical of the time. Setting up your wedding altar right in front of the main entrance door, and you walking down the aisle will leave everyone in the audience in great amazement. This whimsical and pretty location will look stunning in all your professional wedding photos and videos captured by our extremely talented wedding photographers and videographers.

If you are the bride, who has always envisioned an outdoor wedding ceremony with great vistas and endless natural light then trust us, there is no better, prettier, and more luxurious location than Château de Carsix. Whether you are planning to have an intimate and cozy wedding celebration or want to go all grand and lavish, we can assure you that Château de Carsix promises to make all your fairytale wedding dreams come true live most beautifully! This exotic European-inspired wedding venue is also an ideal spot for couples who are planning a weekend wedding or a prolonged wedding celebration in great settings!

Villa Sola Cabiati, Grand Hotel Tremezzo: Lake Como, Italy

For all the romantic brides out there who just want nothing except a memorable wedding day, a celebration to remember for years to come and to talk about, there is no more romantic and exotic wedding venue than the Villa Sola Cabiati, Grand Hotel Tremezzo: Lake Como in Italy. This luxurious European-inspired wedding venue is what dreams are made up of. The expansive and swoon-worthy Villa Sola Cabiati at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo dates back to the 1500s and is a unique and marvelous treasure trove of original antique furnishings, textiles, and frescoes by prominent Renaissance painters. Your wedding celebration at this location will leave all your guests awe-struck! In fact, Ouronal wedding photographers and videographers will have so much character and vibrancy to capture in the best of frames. This amazing neoclassical villa on the panoramic shores of Lake Como offers the best of both worlds. With so much to explore, every corner of this exotic wedding location is worth seeing and documenting in the magical frames! Don’t forget to kiss the love of your life while the sun shines bright on you both and its golden glow creates a mesmerizing setting reflecting from the scenic lake in the background!

Villa Aurelia, Italy

Widely and popularly known for hosting the recent and famous nuptials of Lady Kitty Spencer, Villa Aurelia is nothing but truly a magical and exotic European-inspired wedding venue for your romantic wedding celebration. Though the exact date of establishment of this whimsical wedding venue is unknown, it is thought that this lovely and grand villa might have been constructed between 1650 and 1667, with the majority of its space undergoing a complete makeover in the early 21st century. The Baroque Villa of Villa Aurelia is established on the highest point within the lovely and picturesque walls of Rome. This simply means that on your wedding day, all your wedding guests including you and your sweetheart will have the opportunity to relish the stunning interiors and grounds along with the incredible views of this lovely city. While being at the highest point with the love of your life, steal a kiss while our talented wedding photographers capture you two sharing your romance with the amazing views of the backdrop.

The wedding venue Villa Aurelia will allow you to create your unique day while bringing all your wedding dreams together and converting them into a lovely reality. The greatest perk of hosting your wedding celebration at this location is that this lavish wedding venue hosts one wedding in a day!

Castello di Vicarello, Italy

Peacefully and picturesquely situated in the heart of Tuscany’s wild Maremma countryside, located between Rome and Florence, Castello di Vicarello is truly a fairytale wedding venue. This enchanting and extremely beautiful castle-like wedding venue is indeed an ideal spot for all those couples who want to make an impression on their wedding day and give some really beautiful things to their wedding guests to not only cherish but to talk about for years to come. Beautifully encircled by 40 hectares of lovely organic vineyards, olive groves, and farmland, Castello di Vicarello completely assures total seclusion and exclusivity to couples on their wedding day. This is indeed a wedding venue that a couple must consider if they have a strong affection for the vineyard, as there is something very romantic and inviting about having a wedding in vineyards!

Offering extremely romantic backdrops for your wedding celebration and also for your wedding photos, Castello di Vicarello can host any kind of wedding celebration. From an intimate affair to a grand and lavish wedding celebration, this stunning wedding venue will take care of all your wedding dreams! With so many event spaces to choose from, this European wedding venue is just majestic. For your wedding ceremony, you can choose either from an alfresco space in the lovely gardens featured by the castle, or one of the many rooms within the castle walls for an indoor wedding celebration.

If you are planning a prolonged wedding celebration, you can continue your wedding celebrations anywhere on the property, as every corner offered by this majestic and dreamy wedding venue is completely yours to enjoy and explore, with a major focus given to food and wine menus!

Villa La Vigie, Monaco

Believed to be one of the most prestigious on the French Riviera, Villa La Vigie is nothing but an epitome of luxury. Owned for over a decade by Karl Lagerfeld, Villa La Vigie is a kind of wedding location that you see in the romantic movie and dream of having that kind of wedding at same kind of location.

Gracefully situated on the cape of the lovely Monte-Carlo Beach, this scenic villa offers unparalleled views of the majestic Mediterranean, the Principality, and the bay of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin leading to great backdrops when it comes to extremely gorgeous wedding photography and videography experience. The fabulous and stunning architecture of this pretty villa gives way to interior marble, splendid columns, grand fireplaces, parquet flooring, and high ceilings, to create a modern and sophisticated ambiance for everyone to have a great time on your wedding day!

To have a one-of-a-truly kind of wedding experience, you can consider having your wedding ceremony at the stunning 237-square-meter terrace. It is one of the ideal locations to have a memorable and exotic wedding experience. To make the entire setting more romantic and inviting consider using white roses or peonies for your wedding decor. The lovely white flowers and white setting of this villa when paired together will bring out the best kind of beauty for everyone in the audience to witness and for our wedding photographers to capture in the most incredible frames!

Château du Grand-Lucé, France

Built-in the year 1760, and named for the idyllic village in which it is situated, Château du Grand-Lucé’s grandeur promises to live up to its name. This neoclassical French-inspired wedding venue is unapologetically opulent, and widely known for its enchanting beauty, especially when it comes to destination weddings. Your wedding day celebration at this location will surely be an affair to be remembered for years to come! You don’t need to work around decorating for this wedding venue as it speaks for itself. With just minimal decoration, this wedding venue will look ravishing and breathtaking!

This extraordinary and exemplary 45,000 square-foot château not only takes pride in showcasing a ballroom of royal proportions but the lavish and expansive 80 acres of pristine green grounds promise to offer a truly special location for your big day celebration in full swing! From the perfect and flawless symmetry and precision of the classical French gardens to a lake, lovely meadows, historic white oak forest, and even an orangery, this is so much to see, explore, and choose from when it comes to finding an ideal spot for your wedding ceremony. With such a great setting, even our experienced wedding photographers and videographers will have a great time documenting your wedding day at this location.

Villa Erba, Italy

Villa Erba in Italy relishes a pristine location in the heart of Lake Como, lending a dream or we say magical backdrop for the many who have always dreamed of having a lavish and quintessential European wedding. This stunning and lovely 19th-century property is one of the most popular on the Lake, boasting all kinds of comforts and luxuries that you are expecting from marvelous Italian neo-renaissance architecture. Luxurious and grand interiors aside, the grand ballroom at Villa Erba features so many beautiful elements that it will take your breath away! During the first dance moment, we can assure you that you feel like you are dancing with the love of your life on some grand movie set! For your wedding reception, you can also consider the magical gardens overlooking the splendid lake. This kind of setting for your wedding reception will surely sweep off your wedding guests’ minds and hearts in no time!

Villa Cimbrone, Italy

Perfectly set in the heart of the Mediterranean, this lovely and exotic 12th-century residence is indeed one of the most prestigious in all of Europe. Couples who are looking for the best European-inspired wedding venue for their wedding day, this is indeed the venue that you must consider for your special day’s memorable celebration. Offering a magical and charismatic setting for your dreamy wedding, Villa Cimbrone’s experienced and expert wedding planners will assist you in designing a unique, personalized, and wedding of your dreams in the most beautiful way that you have ever thought of!

Assuring the very best combination of comfort and luxury, Villa Cimbrone features 19 elegant guest rooms for your wedding guests to have a memorable stay during your wedding celebration. Apart from its exemplary accommodation, Villa Cimbrone’s expensive and lovely gardens are one of Ravello’s most famous attractions, setting the scene for the ultimate destination wedding on the Amalfi Coast.

Winding up, we completely get it! You want a wedding that just “wows” all your wedding guests with just its ambiance. Such bold statements do call for even bolder moves, like taking your big day abroad for a dream and magical destination wedding! All these above-mentioned castles, Italian Villas, and elegant estates will bring your fairytale wedding to life with deep-rooted history, elegant style, and unbeatable views in the most beautiful way possible! We have found the creme de la creme of wedding venues all across Europe for you and your sweetheart to say “I do” and start your happily ever after!

Cozy Details to Keep Guests Warm at Your Winter Wedding

Winter weddings bring chills! Here's how you can keep the guests warm at your winter wedding! Read our blog for some winter wedding inspo!

Winter weddings bring chills! Here's how you can keep the guests warm at your winter wedding! Read our blog for some winter wedding inspo!

 

Winter weddings have done it again! From cozy décor, hearty meals, and breathtaking backdrops to giving out cozy blankets as party favors and unique dessert table ideas, we love everything that couples are doing to transform their winter wedding into a snowy wonderland. Apart from the blustery weather leaving a bright rosy glow to the newlyweds’ cheeks, wintertime weddings can be utterly magical and romantic, giving a warm sense of togetherness among all the visiting guests. It is this time of the year that provides snowy wedding photo ops and furnishes an enchanting atmosphere that comes together to make a wedding unforgettable. If the roaring log fires,  long-sleeve wedding dresses, holiday wedding details, and the luxe velvety fabrics aren’t and not to scream aesthetically cozy winter wedding details, we also have certain plans and come up with cozy details to keep wedding guests warm.

 

The unplanned snowfall and the festive wedding breakfasts make winter weddings the coziest affairs ever! There are so many winter wedding destinations in the USA that can be perfect for incorporating all your celestial wedding ideas that can look straight from a storybook set amidst winter woods. You can start off your winter wedding planning by choosing one of the best winter wedding locations in the US or even choose your local public park for hosting a winter garden party and transform it into a magical winter-themed fête with your own Pinterest worthy wedding details. In case the weather outside turns downright frightful, there are many creative ways to keep your wedding guests warm during the wedding celebrations. If you are wondering how to keep warm at an outdoor wedding, one of the best ways is to give out luxe favors to your loved ones as thank you gifts that can keep them warm and remember your wedding day fondly for years to come.

 

Here are our favorite winter wedding favors to appreciate wedding guests:

 

Cozy and comfortable blankets 

If you’re having an outdoor ceremony, offer your guests cozy blanket wedding favors so they can stay warm and comfortable during your vows. Offer throw blankets for your guest to use during the wedding celebration in outdoor spaces. If you’re hosting your wedding in wide-open wedding spaces like cideries, breweries, and distilleries during the cold season, the chances are it will be freezing cold outside during your ceremony. So if you offer cozy and comfortable throw blankets to your wedding guests, they will love to curl up under the soft and fluffy fabrics and watch you exchange your wedding vows and take these fluffy goodies home as wedding favors.

 

Knitted or woven gifts

Handwoven gifts will add softness and textures to your overall winter wedding décor aesthetics. Wedding favors like wraps and warm shawls are great to keep your friends and family toasty warm on your wedding day. Gifting wraps or shawls to your guests during winter weddings as keepsakes can be meant to keep warm in the cold weather and turn it into a cozy favor. You can also take it a step ahead and give them personalized wedding favors that will remind them of your special day.

 

Christmas themed favors 

In the case of a destination winter wedding, there are many winter wedding locations around the world to take your pick. A strong nod to the holiday season and festive cheer, Christmas-themed wedding favors add to the wintry spirits of your winter wedding. You can be the Santa at your wedding and hand out small handmade bags and rubber-stamp with “naughty” or “nice” to guests and fill up the former ones with coal-shaped sweet edibles and the latter with peppermint sticks and peppermint-chocolate bark. These holiday-themed wedding favors can also range from chocolate-covered pretzel sticks and warm handheld warm apple pie favors to bell-themed favors for combining Christmas and wedding bells.

 

Comfortable slippers 

Is there any other warm feeling than slipping into a pair of warm and fluffy slippers on a cold winter day? One of our favorite warm winter wedding ideas when it comes to choosing wedding favors is to hand out soft and comfortable slippers to your guests at the end of a long day, especially after winter wonderland weddings. Gifting cozy and comfortable slippers can be a great idea for thanking your guest and can also be a thoughtful winter wedding favor.

 

Give hand warmers and socks 

Your guests might don a jacket or shawl but you never know when someone misplaces their gloves. Just like comfortable and fuzzy slippers, hand warmers and socks can be very thoughtful wedding favors for winter celebrations. Keeping in mind the cold winter nights, your friends and family can put them on during the celebration if they get cold and also take them home for future use. Gifting hand warmers and socks as part of your unique winter wedding ideas is a great way to spread warmth during the chilly winter season. Hand warmers and socks will come in handy all throughout winter. Wonderful hand warmers will definitely make sure that their hands are warm the entire time. This useful winter wedding favor is something your guests will be grateful for and use in the coming days of the winter season. You can always put your creative cap on and wrap some premium quality warmers in festive fabric and attach a cute, personalized note to turn them into beautiful details that can transform your wedding.

 

Candle wedding favors 

Candles and winter weddings go hand in hand. Apart from being a significant part of winter wedding decoration ideas, candles are a staple of the chilly season. For all the lovers of cozy and warm wedding details, hand out candles as modern wedding favors for your winter celebrations. Adorn pine cone scented soy candles with beautifully crafted holiday tags and personalized messages or pair spicy and warm scented candles with personalized matchbooks for a little extra flair so that your guests go home feeling cozy and loved. You can also paint the candles and celebrate your choice of winter wedding colors or add richly brewed coffee fragrance as your way to host a Parisian-themed wedding that looks and smells straight out of a French storybook.

 

Chocolate baskets 

Edible wedding favors can be really great for winter wonderland wedding reception ideas. You can never go wrong with chocolate baskets! Apart from being great for your winter wedding decorations, arranging assorted chocolate baskets by setting up a gorgeous chocolate station can be a glamorous wedding idea and make for a yummy gift treat. Just like winter brings a festive share, chocolate baskets can be a trip down the nostalgic lane as everyone loves to indulge in cocoa and mocha. They are absolutely lovely wintery flavors and can be gifted as wedding favors to your guests.

 

Hot chocolate spoons 

The way to the heart is through the stomach. Or at least that’s what they say! Another edible wedding thank you gift idea that can look great on your winter wedding table decorations are hot chocolate spoons. Your guests will love a warm mug of hot chocolate when they first arrive at your venue or during the post-ceremony reception. You can add dark rum and honey if you want to serve an alcoholic version. It will not only be a great winter wedding favor idea, but the smell of hot cocoa can scentscape your wedding with its dark and rich smell!

 

Firestarters

Apart from being elegant wedding favors, candles shaped like pine cones and adorable pinecone firestarter wedding favors can feel as if you are giving your guests a cozy night by the roaring fireplace. For an additional feel-good factor choose the best one out of wedding venues with fireplaces! You can wrap up the ornaments with chevron paper, twine, and a piece of pine for this wedding. Gather some pine cones and wax, and create your own DIY wedding favor by packing these ensembles with personalized tags and satin ribbons. Your guests can light the wicks and relax by the warm and cozy fire on a chilly night of winter and remember your wedding day fondly days or even years later.

 

Mini boozy treats 

Winter weddings can be the perfect excuse to have brandy, rum, and whisky on your cocktail menu without getting smirked! Also, a steaming glass of spiced mulled wine is the perfect way to keep your wedding guests warm at a winter wedding. And this way mini alcohol treats serve as a great winter wedding favor option. Since alcohol can warm your guests and let them slip into ease, handing out mini boozy treats can make sure that they are comfortable and warm even after they leave the party with warm portable drink options. You can go overboard and create an over-the-top wedding idea by incorporating custom packaging and adding your own personal touch to the wedding thank you gifts.

 

Seasonal lip balms 

Your guests are going to love lip balms and they’d be sure to take one for the entire day! Winters can dry lips and leave them chapped which can ruin a long prepared wedding look. Giving out lip balms on winter weddings can keep your guests’ lips hydrated and plump. You can try out different flavors to choose from and pick out your favorite winter flavors like peppermint or chocolate, or even present an assortment of options for your guests to pick at your wedding.

 

Tea or coffee blends 

At the end of a late winter wedding, your friends and family will love thoughtfully prepared packages of tea and coffee blends, especially after a night full of wild partying! Since the world is divided between coffee and tea lovers and winters are for both you can make the tea and coffee drinking experience a little better by giving out small customized tea and coffee blends as winter wedding favors. Coffee and tea in goodie bags are simple winter wedding favors that your guests are going to appreciate the morning after your late-night reception as there is nothing like a soothing cup of warm beverage on a cold day!

 

Personalized gifts for your wedding party

 

Personalized wedding favors go a long way to say that you care, especially to your wedding party who has been holding down the fort for you two since day one! Personalized winter wedding favors can express the gratitude and love you have for them. For instance, gifting personalized alcohol flasks to your groomsmen with their initials on them and cute personalized flasks adorned with the names of your bridesmaids can be the perfect pampering gifts for your wedding parties on both sides. Similarly, you can also gift coffee mugs with personalized details like name tags or engraved initials as a welcoming touch at your wedding and let each guest grab a mug of coffee and take home a special wedding favor mug for many years of coffee enjoyment. A wind stopper is another super useful winter wedding favor that can be personalized and can surprise your wedding party, especially in a typical winter style like a snowflake or antler design.

 

Winter wedding favors are the perfect way to express your gratitude and appreciation for everyone visiting your big day and make it even more special with their warm presence. These thoughtful wedding gifts can be the perfect addition to all kinds of winter wonderland wedding venues. Moreover, to keep your guests warm and comfortable during your cold-weather celebration, stock up your wedding venue with blankets, wraps, mittens, or scarves that guests can use during the party and take home at the end of the night. Make sure to warm up the indoor spaces of your wedding venue and limit outdoor celebration time. This however means that you can always get married in a snowy backdrop, but move the celebration indoors for the rest of the evening once the ceremony is over.

 

Serve piping hot drinks and beverages like mulled wine, hot chocolate, or warm apple cider, as part of your outdoor winter wedding ideas to combat the freezing temperatures. Also, there are many winter wedding venues that come with roaring indoor fireplaces! These winter wedding venues can be perfect to create a cozy lodge atmosphere with lighting fire flames during your winter wedding reception.

Ways to Incorporate Celestial Ideas in Your Wedding

Looking for celestial ideas for your wedding? Check out our blog featuring some magical celestial themes for a unique wedding!

Looking for celestial ideas for your wedding? Check out our blog featuring some magical celestial themes for a unique wedding!

It was when the stars aligned in that perfect way that you met that special person, and your world hasn’t been the same since then. It has become all kinds of magical overnight and has only gotten better over time! So when the day comes when that lover of yours proposes to you with a ring that sparkles like the stars embedded in the velvety night sky, you know he is the one you want to spend all your eternity with! For the lovers who are stargazers and wish on the falling stars and marvel at the poetic beauty of the moon, we have the perfect theme for your wedding! We will spare you the “out of the world” analogies, but what better way to get married to your one in a million partner than incorporating and committing to a celestial wedding theme? There is something dreamy, romantic, and enchanting about a celestial wedding theme with its dark and moody color palette teamed with the glittering and starry lighting which makes this the perfect setting for the dreamers among us! The celestial wedding theme is a decor aesthetic with inspiration borrowed from the cosmos, the stars, the sky, and astronomy! A moodier sister of a boho wedding, a celestial-inspired wedding leans more towards a romantic vibe with its sultry, midnight blue colors to iridescent details. You have the whole of the universe to seek inspiration from, so while the wedding theme is quite particular, it is also abundant in options! While one can seek to be inspired by the familiar like the stars, the moon, clouds, and the magical midnight sky, there is a whole lot we are not familiar with too, which can add a bit of whimsy and mystic charm to a wedding! A celestial wedding is a perfect blend of whimsical and bohemian, with a quintessential touch of moodiness and magic. Read on more to know all that there is to know about hosting a wedding inspired by the celestial bodies!

Colors to choose

For a celestial-themed wedding, the colors are inspired by the night sky, with a lot of navy blues, deep greens, and purples with colors borrowed from the sunsets like pinks and dark oranges. Icy blues of the moonlight, milky whites, and metallic silver, gold, or bronze elements are also included to add an accurate cosmic depiction of the day. However, these are just the traditional colors associated with the celestial theme, and you can go for your own unique spin, whether you choose a dusty pink with rose gold, or the ethereal white and silver, there are various micro color combinations that work just as well with this theme.

Celestial invitation

The wedding invitation is like a trailer of the actual day and is always the perfect platform to establish a wedding theme. So setting the right foot forward with a wedding invitation that drops some jaws is the perfect way to get the ball rolling. You can go for something simple like a quote with the theme in mind and your wedding colors and a sprinkling of celestial details, or you can go for something more specific like a lunar calendar marking your wedding date, a zodiac match of you both as a couple, moody invitation suite with loopy metallic fonts with dreamy translucent layers, and clever details like a bottle of sparkles as moon dust, crystals or a mini telescope!

Fun interactive ideas

People are usually invested and awed with a wedding theme that is a little out of ordinary, and want to fully immerse in that experience! So having a celestial wedding theme with some interactive exercises will entice your guests and encourage them to get involved. You can go for zodiac-led seating arrangements, tarot reading, predictions, forecasts, and such, which will ensure that your guests head home with a striking and memorable experience from your wedding day! This will also make them feel like they were really a part of your wedding vision. Another fun idea is to have your wedding guests sign your guest book in a creative way as they sign on a visual print out of the night sky on your wedding night! This can be a beautiful keepsake!

Magical night ceremony

While day weddings are usually the norm, there is something about a night ceremony that really brings the theme together. With the dark and moody play of aesthetic lighting, the cosmic sparkle, and an evening reminiscence of the night sky, there is something about a night ceremony that is quite a sensory experience, unusual and exciting! Also, this offers tremendous opportunities for some amazing photography! Whether it is you and your partner or the whole wedding party, the pictures captured as the sun sinks on the horizon and the moon has just come up are just magical!

Galactic decor

The decor is one of the most important parts of the wedding experience, especially when the wedding leans to a particular theme. For a celestial wedding, there is so much that can be done for decoration, be it creating the wooden lunar cutouts for a more authentic experience, creating a dreamy ceremony backdrop that makes the couple look like they are really floating in the cosmos, and dancing with the stars as they say “I do,” or various hanging star installations. And that’s just the start of it! Seek inspiration from the great unknown and let your creativity take you places you never dreamed of! The devil is in the details, so let the details spill out on the wedding reception tables, the welcome table, the aisle, the cake, and everything else! There is a lot to be said, so put out those dreamy signs so that quotes like “love you to the moon and back” can be put out in all their glory! It is the stardust here and the moody grays of the moon there all tie in the theme together to be truly out of the world!

A dreamy dress

With a wedding theme as magical as this, you know you have to dress the part, right? For a truly outer-worldly experience, go for floaty dresses with lots of starry details, translucent layers, shimmers, and embellishments! Also, don’t shy away from glitter! The movement of the dress should be easy, yet the presence should be impactful, and going for a long dramatic train might be a great idea! While you can make even a white and cream dress sufficiently celestial, if you are feeling bold, you can also go for a silver or gold sequinned dress, icy blues, or deep midnight blues for the maximum impact! If you want to keep your dress more or less classic, you can play around with celestial details in your wedding veil! A long cascading veil with pearl details, starburst, fluid shimmers, and luminous and iridescent glow flowing after you gracefully can really make a statement! Your bridesmaids can work together to bring your celestial bridal party to life with glimmering celestial bridesmaid dresses.

Starry accessories

While the outfit provides a ubiquitous ode to the theme, it is the little details of the accessories which make the theme seem intentional and well-thought-out! Whether it is a Game of Thrones-inspired headgear with rhinestones and precious gems, or whether it is a whimsical sprinkling of stunning hair accessories, there is a lot that you can do to add to your outfit and amplify it. A set of beautiful galaxy-inspired hairpins, a charm bracelet with the moon phases, or a set of more magical starry earrings, all are little details that leave behind a memorable image in the mind of the guests. You can also go bold and hold a galaxy-inspired hoop instead of a bouquet as you walk down the aisle. There are so many celestial-inspired hair accessory options out there, and accessories like brooches and rings, that you are sure to have all kinds of options for you to choose from!

Best face forward

One word when it comes to celestial wedding makeup– shimmer! Your celestial-themed wedding allows you to play with glitter, shimmer, and face stickers, and allows you to live your best celestial goddess dreams! While there is still the option to wear a more minimal face of makeup and go for classy golden or silver accents on the eyes, you can have fun with midnight blue lashes and smokey eyes for a more intense look, or go ethereal and fairy-like with golden freckles, highlighter with shimmer and tiny star-shaped face stickers. The theme provides you all reigns to have fun, so go ahead and let your lunar goddess or medieval celestial goddess come through!

Stardust Hair

Just like makeup, there is a lot of fun to be had while creating the perfect hairstyle for your celestial wedding! You can go for updos with celestial hair accessories, forehead bands, or crowns for a more formal look, so go for airy bohemian vibes with constellation-inspired barrettes, or tiny stars speckled throughout your flowy lengths. You can team your sparkly hair accessories with a bare-there veil embellished for a peek-a-boo effect if you are wearing a veil at all! On the other hand, you can go basic with the hairstyle and let your veil do the talking with enchanting embellishments!

Light it up

The lighting of the celestial wedding is something that should be paid close attention to! One of the gorgeous ways to run the celestial wedding theme is by adding abundant string lights overhead for a starry night feeling. You can also add star-shaped glass tealight holders for the effect of floating stars! Also, oversized sequins in shimmery drapery can reflect light and add a magical starry effect. You can also hang metallic stars and crescent moons so that the light can reflect off them as well, creating a beautiful ambiance! In addition to that, candles never go out of style! However, you can try incorporating candle holders with star cut-outs so that there can be stars dancing all over. Strategically placed disco balls, starry night projectors, and moon-shaped neon lights are some other stunning ways to light up the wedding day with the brilliance of all the stars in the sky!

Stars in your plate

Another fun way to add magic to your celestial wedding theme is by introducing it to the food and drinks, especially the part of the reception dinner which is set out for display, like the sweet table or the bar area! This is a really fun way to bring the theme into your plate! There are so many celestial wedding cakes out there for one to take their pick from. From crystal-inspired cakes to dark and moody constellation cakes to simple white and gold ones, there is a lot to choose from. You can top it off with a cute cake topper! While the wedding cake is the perfect way to tie a theme together, you can also do so with celestial-themed cupcakes, moon pies, gemstone truffles, moon-shaped macarons, and more! There are also many creative celestial drinks to take your pick from, and you can accessorize it all with cute stirrers that fit the theme perfectly!

Soon, it will be time for your guests to leave, so let this magical dreamy wedding of yours stay on longer in their minds by sending them off with the most fitting wedding favors! Think along the lines of a small customized bottle of moonshine, a small telescope or binocular for stargazing, a pack of tarot cards, or a small bottle of “stardust” which can be a bottle of honey mixed with edible glitter! There are so many wedding favor options for you to get creative with!

The world is full of wonders and miracles, and sometimes we just need a reminder! After all, we are walking on a tiny blue planet circling around a ball of fire and are just a speck of dust compared to the massiveness of the universe! That is a miracle enough in the fact that we exist, and we should thank our stars for the same. And then there is love, another wonder that exists in this universe! Whether you are looking inward or outward at the unknown, there is a lot of magic strewn in the most random and seemingly normal functions of life. If you and your partner are awed by the beauty and the grace of this universe every day and want that to be a part of your special day, a celestial wedding theme brings in that sense of wonder to your special day quite beautifully and aesthetically! A celestial wedding is sure to provide a couple a slice of wonder, mystery, and magic smack dab in the middle of the ordinary!

Over the Top Wedding Ideas We Can’t Help But Love

Check out this wedding blog featuring ideas that are slightly over-the-top but absolutely beautiful for weddings!

 

They say cats have 9 lives and hyenas have 7! Really? You might ask. Well, we don’t know, but we do know that humans get just one life! YOLO! We only fall in love once, and we only want to tie the knot once! So it only makes sense if we want to go over the top on our most special day! But we also understand that not everyone can hang the cost to make their dream of a lavish fairytale wedding come true! While some couples just want to ensure that their wedding is unique within their pre-set wedding budget there are others who want their wedding to be a flamboyant show-stopping affair that their guests talk about for decades to come as if they don’t have a care in the world. Regardless of your wedding theme or location, picking the perfect wedding decorations out for your reception can feel like a never-ending task. From an aisle running through the pool to a walk down the aisle with a unicorn to a one-of-a-kind ceremony backdrop that’ll make you feel like a celebrity, it’s our pleasure to enlighten you with the luxurious wedding ideas we can’t stop talking about. With very few installations and little furnishings, we have come up with some of the most celebrated wedding details that can transform any average wedding day into an epic celebration of extravagance and royalty.

Your sliding door moments with the love of your life have put you both on a lifelong adventure. And the wedding day that would seem light-years away until a few months ago is now coming towards you at the speed of light! We are sure you already have kick-started your wedding planning. Financially, weddings were a challenge but after 2020, aesthetically too, weddings have become a task. This year we saw drastic changes in wedding trends than ever before like large extravagant wedding venues being replaced by small simple backyards and courthouses, magnificent sweeping designer wedding gowns by low-key short wedding dresses, large wedding guest lists of about 500-1000 people by a list of 10-25 nearest and dearest, and grand gala affairs by small intimate weddings like micro weddings, minimonies, elopements, and virtual weddings to name a few. From microgreens to mini cupcakes and even tiny houses, everything seems to be getting smaller. But small doesn’t mean less important or gruey. It’s not the size of the detail that makes it special it’s the aesthetics it is able to exude. Ahead we have rounded up a few unique glamorous #weddingideas that will bring unlimited extravagance to your big event! But before we take a plunge into the sea of our favorite extravagant and clever wedding ideas, allow us to tell a little about the last over-the-top wedding that I personally attended as a guest.

Story Time!

About two years ago when everything was fine and dandy I attended a wedding of my close friend – it was a summer wedding and the venue she chose was a huge banquet hall and almost all the arrangements including the ceremony set-up, which was looking like nothing but a page from a fairytale storybook with a cherry blossom backdrop, were done outdoors. The entrance was decked up with huge beautifully framed couple portraits as far as the eyes could see which were later given away to the family and friends as wedding favors (I also received one which is hanging on the wall of my room). The guest count was huge, around 2000 (give or take) and food and beverage options were endless. I (and I am sure everyone who was present there) couldn’t even taste half of my favorite items as it was a never-ending buffet-style table with mouth-watering food. The wedding photographers and videographers were on their toes with their equipment. Drones were hovering over our heads making sure every single detail was covered from every angle. From entrance to guest tables to aisle, every nook and corner was screaming elegance and extravagance. With romantic flowers and golden uplighting everywhere I looked, I am sure the bride was feeling like walking into a fairy tale while walking down that aisle and the groom was like her prince charming while dancing with her Cinderella under the over-sized cosmic chandelier on the heavenly dance floor full of artificial fog. The day was everything magical, and I am sure it got etched in the memories of everyone present there. I could talk about the wedding till the cows come home! Here’s the catch, I remember the wedding because of those over-the-top details! Couples incorporate these luxe wedding ideas not only for guests to remember the day but also to live the happiest once-in-a-lifetime moment of their lives in an unforgettable way! Brownie points: swoon-worthy wedding photography.

Let floral centerpieces defy the gravity

This one is for those who are madly in love with orchids! And as Susan Orlean (the author of “The Orchid Thief”) said in her book “Orchids seem to drive people crazy,” bazillions of white orchids standing high on the guest tables not only promise tons of aesthetics and elegance but also allow your loved ones to mingle and witness the festivities far and wide through the space provided by tall elevated stands holding the hanging blooms. The joy of joys is that these tall sumptuous floral centerpieces are practical to arrange and only add to the grandeur of your reception. If flirty florals don’t make it to your wedding budget or your eco-conscious heart then let baby’s breath take your guests’ breath away! The baby’s breath adds softness and has romantic, ethereal characteristics. DIY your tall baby’s breath centerpieces and amp them up with seasonal blooms of your choice. A little sprinkling of your favorite ones here and there amidst the tons of baby’s breath in glass vases will do the trick! We don’t see any no-fuss, budget-friendly option that fits practically into any wedding decor more than baby’s breath when it comes to tablescapes’ centerpieces to feel extravagant. You may order your flowers from Sam’s Club or from Costco who sells bulk flowers including Baby’s Breath. You might also want to deck up the guest tables with something that screams luxurious like nothing else and that’s lace. All the more appropriate!

Tons of flowers in the backdrop can upgrade the ‘I do’ moment dramatically

The bride is dressed to the nines and the groom is looking like no less than a movie star. But if the backdrop is run-of-the-mill, don’t you think all their efforts can go down the drain? Don’t let the middle-of-the-road stuff make your extra-ordinary moment a dull ordinary one. Think flower walls! Not as photo booth backdrops but as your ceremony backdrop! No, I am not away with the fairies! Turn your mundane ceremony tent into an enchanted garden with a dramatic, gigantic floral display. You’ll have your guests swooned by this next-level extravagance! For the ultimate over-the-top look, flank the aisle with rustic candles! You may also use creating lighting to project an image onto the outside.

Let the stars light up your tented reception

When you think about it, nature really does offer some of the best décors! Case in point: A starry night sky. You might also opt for an open tent decked up with some drapes here and there to invite the twinkling stars to your celebration. Give your guests a dazzling view of fireworks at the end of the night (only if it made it to your budget). You might want to create an intimate feel by draping the walls or a romantic tent-like atmosphere or choose to deliver an element of luxurious experience by handing your guests out petal poppers or floral cannons, so they can enjoy showering you and your spouse with fresh petals as you walk the aisle as newlyweds.

Nothing can frame your best ever moment as the blooming frame does

The GOAT dream of your life comes true beneath a lush array of your favorite flowers, no wonder it’s a focal point of the ceremony space reflecting the mood of your special day. Whether you’re exchanging nuptials in a Jewish way under a standout chuppah covered in flowers on all four sides making a soft, but major statement, or simply want to kiss as newlyweds beneath a cascading cluster of your favorite roses, ceremony structures are a prime element to wedding planning. Take your “I do” moment notches above with an arbor that is all dolled up like a bride with pastel-colored roses and fronds in abundance. This 14-foot arch was decorated with fresh ferns, gardenias, and spray roses to create an ethereal woodland vibe that complimented the intimate outdoor setting. What we imagine – it would be a little like exchanging nuptials above the clouds below the rainbow. Remember the place where you become husband and wife lies under the shade of the wedding arch, so it must shower the good wishes in all colors straight from Mother Nature!

Let your wedding cake take the cake!

A wedding cake has become more than just a dessert not to mention! Think massive geometric cakes or multiple tiers with intricate details, like fondant appliqués, edible metallic foil, cascading florals, and buttercream frosting featuring ruffles or intricate texturing. Whether it’s a monet-inspired wedding or bohemian-inspired wedding, transform your cake into decor with careful designs and hand-painted accents to take your cake-cutting moment to the next level. These art deco over-the-top multi-tiered wedding cakes are almost insanely beautiful to eat but somehow, we think we’d manage! Make sure your wedding cake table is as opulent as your sweet masterpiece. Look at the larger-than-life cake (quite literally!) in the image above – how beautifully this oh-so-gorgeous six-story wedding cake from Haydel’s Bakery and the classy glass table surrounded with millions of lovely garden rose vases and romantic candles floating in the cute cylinder glass vases where it is placed are looking like MMIH! We can’t our eyes off of this full of out-of-the-world whimsy wedding cake table arrangement! We love how each hand-applied ruffle along with the delicate lace patterns on alternating tiers is matching the color palette and rustic theme. From the moment your loved ones will walk into the reception space until you and your brand-new spouse will cut the first piece together, it promises to serve as a decoration that they will talk about for the rest of their lives!

Nothing stands higher than a castle-like wedding venue in the world of luxury

No doubt your over-the-top nuptials can take place just about anywhere, but nothing can house a gala storybook-inspired wedding quite like a palace can! In fact, a castle-like wedding venue boasting lofty ceilings, gilded elements, intricate architecture, old-world pillars, enticing wall paintings, dramatic staircases, antique chandeliers, and interesting props like a piano is the most relevant venue to flaunt the royalty in your personality and the princess-inspired designer ballgown that you ran to earth! Here, we are not encouraging you to opt for a wedding venue that costs you the earth but to choose one that really highlights your very own and hand-selected aesthetics. There is a cartload of castle-like wedding venues out there that can bring your wedding visions to life without you breaking the bank! Or you could simply find a reception room that is as regal as this one at Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India that won’t need tons of flowers and expensive table linens. Also, there’s something truly special about venues with mountain views, and this historic castle wedding venue at Windham in New Hampshire provides some truly awe-inspiring scenery. For your own version of a royal (or Game of Thrones-inspired) wedding, you could also opt for a magnificent venue with great outdoors so that you can enjoy alone-time with sweetheart overlooking the striking natural beauty in the surroundings in the middle of the festivities to charge up for the remainder of the wedding day celebration and your wedding photographers can capture breathtaking sunset shots while you two are sharing sweet nothings at the golden hour.

Not to mention, a bewitching palace-like venue calls for an over-the-top bridal look

Nothing says glamorous quite like a ball gown! So, channel your inner princess out by walking down the aisle in a stunning designer number with a full skirt. Don’t forget to pair your sparkly princess-y gown with a tiara – an appropriate accessory to make you feel like what you are, and you are going to be – your dad’s princess and your sweetheart’s queen! There are myriad ways to bring elegance to your wedding day look, but we’re obsessed with accessorizing the dress with a wispy long dramatic veil, a crown or headpiece, gold or pearl accessories, and an elegant bridal bouquet! Do not forget to outfit your mother like a queen and ‘maids in glamorous dresses as you will shine like a moon only if they will twinkle like a star! For an instance, choose long solid pink bridesmaids’ dresses made of chiffon for your gals to keep the collective look sophisticated if you are donning a crisp white designer Cinderella-like bridal gown complete with a dreamy sweeping veil and tons of frou-frou.

A bottle full of thanks can elevate the wedding by manifolds

Even your wedding guest favors can get a glamorous upgrade. Add perfect endings to your new beginnings, with the perfect amount of liquid love and enthusiasm! Giving away a bottle of wine or mini bottles of champagne as wedding favors to the guests ensures the celebrating (and luxury) doesn’t stop even after the party is over. Adorn the guest favors with cute ribbons calligraphed with each guest’s name for a sweet gesture. You can personalize the labels using the colors, fonts, and designs for your special day. Consider incorporating the colors and themes from your wedding into a custom label for coordinated champagne or wine wedding favors. For now or later – serve these bottles straight from the wedding reception bar, or include them in a goodie bag as a keepsake. Add your wedding date to the label to have it etched in their memories forever. The 187-ml single serving size makes this a fantastic wine wedding favor that your guests can take home in a bag or enjoy at the wedding.

Dream big!

Brides and grooms on a budget often have to get extra thoughtful when planning their king-size ceremony and reception. But skimping on costs doesn’t mean you have to do away with your dream of having a picture-perfect big day. Every wedding has almost similar rituals and revolves around the same details. It’s only the extravagant decor or details that make it an amazing and unforgettable affair. Let’s face it! It might take a king’s ransom to pull off something different and amazing. And we can’t deny the fact that over-the-top weddings can cost you an arm and a leg but let us tell you that it’s not something that is achievable with a generous budget. You only need to forgo a few elements that are less important to you, or that you could do without! With that stubborn C-virus still breathing down our necks, intimate weddings are de rigueur and the large weddings don’t seem to be back any time soon and whatever savings the small weddings bring with them can be put towards the dream of your larger-than-life, over-the-top wedding. Where there is a will, there is a way!

All About Sequel Weddings

couple holding hands getting married by the officiant at the altar surrounded by the bridal party on either sides in an outdoor wedding ceremony setup

couple holding hands getting married by the officiant at the altar surrounded by the bridal party on either sides in an outdoor wedding ceremony setup

The anatomy of engagements and weddings has changed significantly over the last one year more than it has probably changed in a decade. While the pandemic has posed a major challenge for our love-struck couples, they have found loopholes, re-routes, and short-cuts to ensure that their love is not compromised. With a global pandemic on one side and the relentless couples on the other, we came across several terms this year that proved to be revolutionary in our wedding history, and left us inspired. Options like minimonies, elopements, sequel weddings, etc. Not only provided the couples with a whole lot of flexibility and options, but it has also permanently changed the structure of the weddings and made it more personal and open-ended. Talking of the new terms which we are slowly getting to know better, one such term is a sequel wedding. If you are new to this term, sit back, because this is precisely what this blog is about! Talking of sequel weddings, it is nothing but the second half of the equation, with the first half being the minimony, micro wedding, or an elopement, which is a small and intimate wedding celebration nature followed by a larger-scale second wedding, which generally involves a grand reception party. Whether the purpose of a multi-part wedding is a global pandemic, religious ceremonies, location, or convenience, a sequel wedding allows room for customization, with the constriction of cramming all the events and ceremonies in one single day and making it memorable at the end of the day.

Why choose a sequel wedding?

Sequel weddings offer flexibility and time, something which is crucial in many different scenarios when it comes to a wedding. Some of the time-sensitive and delicate scenarios which may demand a sequel wedding are listed below:

•  A pandemic:

As this is certainly not something that crops into our mind instantly, it is something that needs to be considered in the list, especially after the year we just had. With social restrictions in the air due to a  pandemic out there, your dreams for a perfect wedding might be stored away until the coast clears.

•  Destination weddings:

Destination weddings often come with lavish travel agendas, and in most cases, couples who decide to throw a small celebration for good friends and family may not have made this guest list for the destination wedding. So, a sequel wedding permits for the larger party and celebrations to take place at home while ensuring every guest gets included in the celebrations.

•  Interfaith relationships:

When two people from different faiths or cultures fall in love, ceremonies double up and both parties want to include their celebrations, as it is an important day for both. A sequel wedding allows for each faith to be acknowledged and celebrated. Some choose to do this by having the legally-binding ceremony at a registry office and savoring a symbolic ceremony ensuring the inclusion of both faiths in the ceremony.

•  Close ones:

People in our lives matter and their inclusion in our special days means a lot when it comes to the most special day of our lives. If there is someone special in your life who is sick or an elderly relative who cannot travel to visit your larger celebrations, a sequel wedding will allow you to accommodate the needs of these special people who you really want to be present at your wedding.

•  Travel restrictions:

A sequel wedding is perfect for a couple who need legal papers sooner or if you and your partner are from different nationalities and it’s not possible for you to have everyone you love in the same place at the same time. A sequel wedding will allow you to adjust the time and the travel limitations of your guests.

•  Finances:

Perhaps you just want to be married, but now is financially not the best time you can throw the dream wedding you have always hoped for. Many couples choose to have the private, legal ceremony with just their closest relatives and friends and wait until it is more financially stable to finally throw the big party they’ve been daydreaming about.

How to go about hosting a sequel wedding?

•  Commit:

While you might have always thought you will have one grand celebration, and a sequel wedding is not your first choice, it is encouraged that you feel mentally ready and actually commit to a sequel wedding. This might be an entirely new territory you are navigating, so remind yourself to not get overwhelmed or apprehensive about how things are. You will be overcoming new and unique hurdles and it might feel frustrating, but it is important to enjoy the wedding planning process.

•  Fix your Budget:

Double the event does not necessarily have to sum up to double the financial investment. If you are going in for a smaller event followed by a bigger one, your total financial number shouldn’t look much different than what you were to spend on a complete one-day celebration. To avoid going over your budget, there are certain things the couple needs to keep in mind.

•Decide on a total budget for both events.
•Decide on your priorities for each ceremonial event. This will help you decide exactly what money should go where.
•Consider your guests’ budgets and convenience.

•  Meet your Vendors:

As soon as you’re set on a sequel wedding and have an idea of your new budget, the next step is to meet your vendors and decide on the logistics. If your sequel wedding is a result of a postponement, you might want to ask about their postponement policies and make a final call on which you want at the first ceremony and which will better serve the latter. Once you are both sure that the vendors are available for your new date too, lock them in and you are ready to move into the next step.

•  Separate Guest Lists:

The next step is equally important and it is best to keep things simple. Keep your original guest list for the second wedding and invite only immediate family to the first. Sure there will be some overlapping as you will want your immediate family and closest of friends to be attending both the events. This is also a time to take into consideration the convenience of your guess. Are they available, healthy, and comfortable with attending? Also, you are not obligated to invite anyone for your first ceremony and make it as intimate as you like!

•  Inform The Guests:

Once the vendors and guest lists are both finalized, you can start announcing and inviting. It is best to start the invitations as early as possible so that your guests can plan their arrival accordingly. You can also use your wedding website for blasting a mass invite to your general guests, as it is easier to keep things on track through it.

What does the small wedding look like?

•  Elopement:

An elopement is the most private wedding of them all, traditionally consisting of just the couple, officiants, and 2 witnesses. However, an elopement can extend to being a handful of witnesses. The witnesses can just be your best man and the maid of honor and you can also extend it to your parents if you want. Anybody who can’t make it can join the celebrations via a livestream.

•  Minimony:

Minimony, a term coined during COVID-19, is something that has become incredibly prevalent. A small ceremony which can either be legal or symbolic, with just a select few witnesses, with a bigger celebration held on the date of your postponed wedding. Many will identify a minimony as being a celebration with a legal limit of people who can tend a wedding in their country under prevailing restrictions and those who couldn’t be there in person will be present via a livestream.

•  Micro-wedding:

A micro-wedding is a wedding with less than 20 guests, which is a good enough number for a ceremony as well as a small reception. A microwedding leaves things open-ended, enabling you to take a call on whether you want to host a bigger reception later or not. You can either be okay with having those few close people on your special day, or you can go ahead and have a grander celebration at a later day.

What happens after the smaller celebration?

•If having a small wedding was never a first choice in the first place, it might be disappointing to find that you can’t celebrate immediately. So you will need to go that extra mile to ensure that the first 24 hours as a newlywed is special and perfect. This can give you something to look forward to which is at a closer date.

A virtual celebration with your guests can be a good idea too, as it keeps them informed that they are in your thoughts and you are choosing to share this special milestone with them, even if it is virtually and not in person. There are several different ways you can include guests who are unable to attend, including bespoke food services, virtual lunches, and more.

•Having a definite date to look forward to helps. So make sure that you don’t have a smaller wedding without having a date in mind for the bigger celebration. Having clarity of thought, along with a sense of expectancy lets you and your guests know that the celebrations are not yet over and there is more excitement on the way. This way you have something to look forward to.

•Generally one of the weddings is more formal than the other., so you need to decide which one is going to be. You can either choose for a formal church wedding with an informal backyard reception on a later date. On the other hand, you can have a more informal small wedding with a formal reception, whichever works for you.

•Make sure are constantly in touch with your guests until the bigger celebration arrives, whether it is through virtual meetups, group chats, and more so that everybody is equally pumped up and looking forward to part 2 of your wedding day! Send in reminders, and separate invites for both the events, so that the second event is equally prominent in their minds and doesn’t slip away.

•Don’t get caught up in the rules. relax. This is new and everyone is figuring stuff out, with no reference from the past. The point is to have fun, and not stress every step of the way. No matter what are the hurdles, you will find a way to work around them, and when the day ends, it is sure to be absolutely beautiful, just like you imagined.

•The focus is to double the celebration. Don’t go into it with the perspective of compromise. You are not losing your dream wedding, you will be in fact getting two special days, both equally perfect. And with the change in perspective, even the most intimate of celebrations will be special.

Why stop at one celebration, when we can have two (or three?)! With the sequel weddings, the intricate wedding ceremonies can be spread out over the days, making sure it is more convenient for the couple, along with ensuring that the party continues, allowing the couple to extend the wedding celebration further. More is more when it comes to the millennial generation celebrations and a sequel wedding is surely about going big or going home! While sequel weddings have been around for long, especially in inter-cultural weddings, where the couple hosts two wedding ceremonies in two different cultural aspects, or even in two different locations, it has taken a new avatar during the recent year and has made a fresh new appearance. While Covid-19 has forced restrictions on our to-be-wed couples, the couples are warming up to flexible resorts like sequel weddings, where they can have an intimate ceremony first and can celebrate with the extensive guest list in a more extensive reception later on! Sounding like a perfect plan for a pandemic wedding, a sequel wedding sure made it easier for couples to plan and execute their weddings, and make it just as memorable.

5 Reasons to Change for Your Wedding Reception

Handsome groom and pretty bride cutting a four tiered wedding cake decorated with roses

Handsome groom and pretty bride cutting a four tiered wedding cake decorated with roses

For a bride, there is so much that goes when it comes to choosing that one perfect wedding dress. From selecting who will accompany you for wedding dress shopping to the actual shopping process, a bride witnesses almost every possible emotion during this whole wedding dress shopping journey. After finding that one perfect or we say dreamy wedding dress a bride feels usually relaxed and relieved. But there is always one thought that pops up in every bride’s head. And that question is, what if one wedding dress is just not enough for my big day? This question is something that always runs in the back of the mind of every soon-to-be-married bride from the very beginning (just raise your hand if you are soon going to be a bride who definitely wants two dresses for her wedding day!) or something you discover later, once you consider what it will be like wearing your wedding dress during the reception celebration!

We are very much certain that your wedding dress might be the ultimate choice for your first look moment or your walk down the aisle moment, but we are also sure of the fact that you may also not find it quite right for your first dance during your reception! It’s usually this concern that leads a bride to opt for an outfit change, either at the starting of the wedding reception or mid-festivities! The idea to slip into a new dress is completely up to you. Some of the brides want to stay in their wedding dress and make it to the dance floor for their first dance moment. Whereas, other brides feel that it’s best to get into something more comfortable before they hit the dance floor! But there are some fashionista brides who just want to wear two looks on their big night! Regardless what is your reason to change for your wedding reception, you are likely in the market for reception wedding dress inspiration!

We all know that being a bride is not a cakewalk. A bride is the center of attention on her wedding day. There are no ifs and no buts. All the wedding guests wait in huge anticipation and excitement for a bride to walk down the aisle in all her bridal brilliance capturing everybody’s heart! And all this excitement and enthusiasm makes the wedding dress an incredibly precious and important aspect of the wedding day (and of course it is always special for a bride too). But here is a question, why have one breathtaking reveal, when you can actually have two stunning and glamorous ones!

Until recently, brides have only one dress to carry with them through their wedding ceremony and reception. But these days more and more brides are choosing and becoming an active part when it comes to the second-dress trends. Wearing a stunning and glamorous traditional wedding gown that will take everyone’s breath away for the wedding ceremony and later slipping into something comfortable yet lovely and elegant like a frock for the reception is the latest trend that is taking the wedding world by storm. It’s indeed a great and fantastic idea for all the brides who have always dreamed of wearing a Disney Princess ball gown while still hoping to dance all night during their wedding reception! Brides are surely loving these two wedding looks trend- one for each celebration!

After your wedding ceremony, you can always slip into something different and more comfortable if you want to have the best of the celebration with your darling and all your wedding guests. And of course, to have an amazing wedding photography session and videos too! You can simply show off your wedding dress all day and feel increasingly uncomfortable, or read our blog and know the advantages of donning a reception dress instead! Check out five top and incredible reasons why being a bride you should consider jumping on the two-dress train for your wedding day!

You will keep your wedding dress clean

Being a bride, we know how many emotions are attached to a wedding dress. Every bride dreams of preserving her wedding dress for years to come. It’s more like keeping the memories of her special day alive for the rest of her life! Therefore, we suggest every bride out there make every effort to keep their wedding dress clean and in pristine condition so that whenever she wants to relive those special moments she can always slip into it and woo her boo! One of the best ways to preserve your wedding dress is to change it during the wedding reception time!

Changing out of your wedding dress and slipping into a new outfit during your wedding reception is surely a sensible and responsible move. This step will help you in keeping your wedding dress in the same condition it was when you put it on (especially when you are wearing a gleaming white wedding dress)!

We all know that wedding reception is all about these mandatory three things- dancing till everyone drops, plenty of food, and abundance of wine. And trust us, none of the above-mentioned wedding reception elements will help you in maintaining a spotless wedding dress. Changing your wedding dress and slipping into something more appropriate for the moment, will help you keep your wedding dress stain-free and have fewer wrinkles. This way you will not only save the most precious costume of your wedding day but will also maintain your peace of mind!

It will add some diversity to your wedding photos & videos

There is no doubt that you will likely have a bucket full of wedding photos taken by our affordable and professional wedding photographers of you in your expensive and gorgeous wedding dress. From the moment your wedding dress hangs over a hanger to the moment you are slipping into it and your mother and bridesmaids are helping you in attaining your final bridal look for wedding photography sessions, our wedding photographers and videographers never miss out on these kinds of wedding shots! Though your wedding photos in the same dress are making you think that your wedding portfolio is going to look too monotonous, then here is a pro tip, change it during the wedding reception time! Slipping into a different dress during your wedding reception will definitely add a variety to your wedding pictures! A bride wearing a different outfit and probably of a different color resonating with the decor and wedding theme (apart from white) will bring a lot of variation to the wedding portfolio!

After changing into a new dress for your wedding reception you can get creative and experimental with the new poses with your darling, your bridesmaids, and all your wedding guests. While giving endless wedding photography and videography opportunities to our wedding photographers and videographers! If time allows, another hairdo and different accessories will make wonders for your reception photography session! With different dresses, one for your wedding ceremony and the other one for your wedding reception, we can assure you that your wedding day will be truly elegant, memorable, and delightful!

It will bring your inner dancing diva out & will give more freedom on the dance floor

Dance is the super-duper and most fascinating element when it comes to a wedding reception. It is the moment when everyone comes together to rejoice in the celebration surrounded by amazing music and immersing themselves in it! This specific moment in a wedding reception is like, dance till your drop!

Everybody at the reception enjoys this moment to the fullest, but when it comes to the bride, it gets a bit overwhelming for a bride to dance her heart out during her wedding reception. The reason is, for the wedding ceremony, a bride chooses a very elaborate wedding gown which most of the time is bulky, restrictive, and makes it a bit hard to walk and dance freely in it! And here is another reason why a bride should change for her wedding reception- enjoy every moment of her wedding reception.

Slipping into something shorter, looser, and less formal dress for your wedding reception will allow you to savor every moment of the celebration without being wary of your hem dragging on the dance floor. Or if by chance you lift your arms a little too high, your stunning sequined bodice might come undone. So, here is a tip for all the brides, you can change into something a little less precious or we can say restricting so that you are flawlessly able to rip off the dance floor with greater freedom! Because excitement with loved ones and the love of your life awaits you on the dance floor.

But in case you are stressed about blending into the gathering, you can always go for a dress that is white in color while being more fancy and informal as you like, so that you can freely flaunt your choreographed moves and spins in the best way possible!

It will allow you to flaunt your stunning wedding shoes

Of course, your wedding shoes are as expensive and as valuable as your wedding dress. Your wedding dress gets everybody’s attention but somewhere your wedding shoes stay intact from everyone’s notice. Well, that’s major because of the long hemline wedding dresses, the wedding shoes don’t get that much attention that is required to them! No worries, if your wedding shoes didn’t come to everybody’s notice during your wedding ceremony, you can flaunt them during your wedding reception without any second thought!

Want to know how you can flaunt your wedding shoes during your wedding reception? Well, all you have to do is slip into a new dress and that too a shorter one for your wedding reception! If you are going for a shorter dress for your wedding reception, your beautiful wedding shoes will be the center of attention for everybody! As an added bonus, you can always pick a whole slew of new and shining accessories to match up with your wedding reception dress!

It will give you the time to be ‘Yourself’

Being a bride is without any doubt a tough task. As a bride, your wedding day will be all about you (of course including your sweetheart, but you will always be the center of gravity for everyone). So, if you feel like that a traditional and authentic white formal wedding dress doesn’t bring out the best in you during your wedding ceremony, be assured that your reception dress will do that job and that too gracefully!

There are times when a bride feels stuck in a formal wedding dress all night and it causes a little feeling of overwhelming. Just to feel more confident and relaxed, it is advisable for the brides to have a separate reception dress. Always free to express your unique personality without limitation on the dance floor and off!

Buying the right reception dress will allow you to be more comfortable and stylish at the same time. Besides this, you will be able to enjoy time with family and friends during your reception if you are more comfortable in the dress. After all, your special day is about much more than just a wedding dress, it should focus on what really matters to you.

A wedding reception dress will change your all-look in just a few seconds. For many brides, this is the only time when they can slip into an outfit that is not only fun and stylish but comfortable too, giving freedom to savor the reception throughout the night. Though the second look of yours during your wedding reception might feel extravagant, there is a vast variety of pocket-friendly reception dresses available in the market that actually feel and look like couture! Whether you are planning to have a casual backyard wedding ceremony or a stunning and luxurious black-tie affair for your wedding day, there are scores of reception dresses out there that will suit any and all bridal styles!

Details that Transform Any Wedding

bunch of baby's breath flowers in a mason jar table decor

bunch of baby's breath flowers in a mason jar table decor

Your wedding is once in a lifetime occasion, and it should be inspiring in every aspect without a doubt. Hence, the parties and festivities leading up to your wedding reception and grand wedding exit should be celebrations of love and life equally. Whether you are planning for a dream destination wedding or you are tying the knot at the courthouse, and plan to throw a grand reception party afterward, this once-in-a-lifetime event should be celebrated with some unforgettable wedding details that can work seamlessly with your wedding timeline. Here are some of the traditional basic elements that you need to consider while planning your wedding– the wedding ceremony where you and your love will exchange your wedding vows and wedding bands, followed by some sort of cocktail party and reception.

Some of the most inspiring weddings truly embody a combination of modern luxury and a sophisticated interpretation of romance. In current times, many couples are opting for minimalist wedding themes and eliminating traditional big wedding details to their big day celebrations. But if you always wanted your wedding day to be remembered in the best way, you do not have to join this bandwagon of trending wedding style of minimalism. You will be surprised to see how adding unexpected elements to your wedding celebration can transform your big day into an unforgettable affair for you and your loved ones. Whether you are getting married in a rented hotel ballroom setting or hosting a cozy winter wedding in the countryside, add some of the most glamorous wedding details to the most special day of your life and transform the celebrations into something grand and glorious.

If all the glitz and glam sounds like your idea of getting married, there are ways to translate it across your décor landscape. Adding these glamorous wedding details will definitely have a big impact that your guests will remember for many years to come. Whether you are drawing your wedding inspirations from some of the best Instagram wedding accounts or browsing through good old Pinterest for various wedding ideas, you will be surprised to find how there are so many more glamorous and luxurious wedding themes than just palatial venues in India and destination weddings in Europe. With very few installations and little furnishings, we have come up with some of the most celebrated wedding details that can transform any normal wedding day into an epic celebration of extravagance and royalty.

 

Some of our favorite wedding details that can transform any wedding:

 

Visionary wedding venue

Your selection of wedding venue can make or break the deal. In the case of hosting a luxurious and extravagant wedding, no wedding venue is off-limits, and you can truly host a fairytale wedding. From renting entire islands to getting married in an airplane, we have seen couples get married in a wide range of luxurious and visionary wedding venues. Ranging from private islands and castles to vineyards and countrysides, your selection of wedding venue should be sophisticated and elaborate and it should not need to fit the mold. Choosing a luxurious wedding venue is the first step for extravagant beginnings and transforming these event spaces becomes easily doable as such wedding venues speak grandeur and uniqueness for themselves.

 

Top-notch service

Setting the tone for a luxurious wedding celebration begins with personalized and instinctive services. There should be a single point of contact, ideally a dedicated wedding specialist, who can ensure the wedding details come together effortlessly. The dedicated wedding specialist of your luxurious wedding venue can be the resource to help and select top-notch wedding vendors. Your selection of wedding vendors is the key to creating a flawless and sophisticated experience. Proximity to upscale vendors is also paramount. When researching venues, inquire about staff ratios so guests do not encounter hiccups like unnecessary long lines.

 

Creating an experience

Making people feel welcome aboard, entertaining them with excellently artistic options, treating them with wholesome details, and sending them back home with an unforgettable experience sums up the key details of a luxury wedding. To begin this, put yourself in the guests’ shoes and look at every element of the day from their perspectives. Look at the details and organizations and make sure you understand the entire process and every point they are going to have interactions with, and how do you want that to be. From extravagant activities like creating a customized gourmet cuisine experience and a private yacht tour to simple wedding details like a little note or sign or a special guest book, the thoughtfulness behind these details can elevate the entire wedding experience in a different way.

 

Customized feast experience

For creating a memorable experience for your guests, your wedding should be a series of gourmet culinary indulgences with personalization of every detail right from cocktail selections and hors d’oeuvre to main course and desserts. For instance, you can pick up any popular signature cocktail and add your dash of culinary creativity by including ingredients like foreign liquor, cordials, and a selection of herbs. The refined dining experience that will be presented to your guests will stay with them forever. Your wedding guests might not remember the exact floral details or what song played when you walk down the aisle, but they will definitely remember what they ate, especially if it was particularly bespoke and delicious. Customize your wedding menu and accommodate tons of tasty options by keeping common food allergies and dietary restrictions in mind. Bring in food experiences like a cocktail hour with petite Beef Wellingtons and bacon-wrapped scallops served with ‘Beet Martini’, and the list of epicure creativity can go on and on. You can also set aside time for a private tasting- it’s a good sign if the venue offers a relaxed and intimate space to taste and sample the food.

 

Upscale wedding décor

Whether you want something classically elegant with clean lines and a good old white and gold-themed wedding, or you want to bring in something bold like black and gold, your wedding is a series of opportunities to treat your guests to fabulous sights, smells, and sounds. It should be a feast of the senses in everything that touches the aesthetics- look, sound, smell, feel, and everything else that comes into a big play. From including custom neon signs that showcase the initial of your last name or the popular wedding hashtags, to working with your florist for bringing in small trees to break up the dinner tables, or wrap a pergola with vines and greenery to make your head table stand out, your timeless wedding décor should embody understated luxury and tasteful simplicity. Considered the entire wedding venue as a blank canvas where you can start crafting your luxury occasion with the expertise and intuition of a wedding specialist. You might want to create an intimate feel by draping the walls or a romantic tent-like atmosphere or choose to deliver an element of luxurious experience by handing your guests floral cannons, which they can shower the bride and groom with fresh petals as they walk the aisle.

 

Statement-making aisle designs

All eyes will be on you as you walk down the aisle on your wedding day and upscaling your aisle aesthetics is the best way to ensure that your ceremony entrance is extra grand. From setting the tone with some amazing wedding music and unique lighting to wearing a statement-making wedding dress and decorating the aisle with something meaningful are some of the best ways to make a statement with your wedding aisle designs. Ranging from decorating your aisle with loose greenery, white florals, and pampas grass for creating a modern eclectic boho feel to walking down the aisle with your mother or with both parents, there are many modern ways to make a statement on your wedding day as you walk down the aisle.

 

Personalized details

From the choice of wedding flowers to the choice of the cocktail menu, every wedding decision should be personal for the couple that is exclusively their own. Personalizing the wedding details according to the unique personalities of couples that differ from one another, and bringing them to the wedding detail palette is a great way to add sentiments and emotions to your wedding planning process. Creating wedding moments that will stay with your guests forever will start with great designs that lie in the details– the table linens, the wedding signs, the little jokes you sprinkle throughout your different wedding reception spaces, and so on. Bring your own story and personality into the mix and host a wedding that is fully yours. For instance, the wedding table numbers can be named after your favorite places in the world or you can place handwritten notes to each of your guests in envelopes that serve as their escort cards.

 

Splurge on incredible lighting

Your wedding lighting is one of the most important parts of the party especially because good lighting is inevitable for incredible wedding photography. Hanging extra lights- the dreamy cafe lights, glowing lanterns, and grand chandeliers is a great way to transform your wedding space. Whether it’s for your ceremony or reception, it’s worth the investment to upgrade to unique or romantic lighting that will add tons of interest to your photos. The warm glow of amber and pink uplights make even the simplest event space feel chic and stylish along with being super flattering for memorable wedding photos. You can also highlight a few spots within your reception space with smaller lights to bring in more drama. For instance, aim pin spots at the cake table and escort card table or shine a monogram gobo light on the wall behind your sweetheart table, which will instantly transform the space into a cozy and ambient atmosphere.

 

Creative reception options

If your wedding venue spacious and airy, you can divvy up the reception space from the typical round table and dance floor arrangements. As an alternative to the traditional reception seating arrangement, you can set up a lounge area, a zone of cocktail tables, and outdoor seating spaces which will add a sense of relaxation and laid-back vibe to the entire reception party. Long banquet-style tables look aesthetically beautiful and make it easy for conversations and mingling. You can also skip the traditional white linen and go for funky runners, tablecloths, and napkins in quirky and fun colors to create eye-catching reception settings. If you are a fan of understated sophistication, then opt for bold wedding color palettes for your linens, and go for the metallic route, and deck out the tables with sequin table runners with bold centerpieces and dangling focus lights.

 

Amazing entertainment options

Paying special attention to entertainment amenities is an inevitable part of hosting a luxurious wedding. Invest in a great music band or a popular DJ if you want your guests to remember having a blast at your reception. The pro-entertainers are known to be crowd pullers as they are known for playing a selection of wedding tunes that can pull your friends and family out of their seats to the dance floor. From hiring your celebrity favorite to famous artists for performing during receptions, the idea behind these extravagant entertainment options is to make the wedding event memorable and treat your guests to a special performance they will remember forever. Apart from dance and music, alternative wedding entertainments can be anything from hiring illusionists and exotic dancers to arranging for broadway shows, circus acts, and bespoke shows.

 

Host an after party

Just the sound of an after-party sounds fun and memorable! But if you are planning for an extravagant send-off, you can extend your reception hours and move to a smaller venue or even a bar to give your guests the option of partying till dawn. Who could pass up an invitation to a wedding like that? Hosting an after-party is the best way to say thank you to all your friends and family without even saying it, as they have traveled so far to be with you on the biggest day of your life. Fantastic after-party ideas can be anything from an outdoor bbq and pizza party with your favorite Spotify list on to heading off to an outdoor excursion the next day.

 

Time and again the rich and famous couples surprise us again, as they spare no expense when it comes to planning their wedding celebrations. Discerning couples who seek to create a refined wedding will find that a host of essential details and personal touches will take their wedding to a new level of elegance. Whether you are looking to splurge in the same manner or you want to get a little crafty while planning your wedding details, the key to hosting an epic wedding celebration is to stay connected during the wedding planning process, with your wedding planners as well as the vendors. Creating an incredible wedding experience is all about ensuring that your vendors work together seamlessly towards your definite ‘wedding goals’. With thoughtful planning, the careful eye of a helpful wedding specialist, passionate vendors, and personal touches, you can truly elevate your wedding to become a memorable and inspiring occasion

Insta Inspired: Wedding Accounts We are Currently Coveting!

smiling bride in an off-shoulder wedding dress holding a white rose bouquet

smiling bride in an off-shoulder wedding dress holding a white rose bouquet

Great ideas are born from inspiration. From great artists to well-renowned songwriters, everyone has a source of great inspiration to thank when it comes to creating their best works. Whether it is a beautiful flower, or whether it is a visit to the exotic lands far far away, you never truly know where inspiration will strike you from. Planning a wedding is no less than a work of art, as it involves several diverse elements coming together to create a beautiful picture. Brides have always reached out to sources of inspiration when it comes to making their wedding. However, the way of seeking and documenting these inspirations has started to look a lot different now. While it used to involve flipping through magazines and photographs and cutting out bits to create a mood board, now it involves creating Pinterest boards and following wedding-related Instagram accounts which make your heart lift. In this age of inspired living and digital consumption, there is an abundance of creative minds making awe-inspiring content out there, all a click away and available for your benefit at all times! Isn’t this a fascinating time that we live in? If you are newly engaged and are walking on the exciting journey of planning a wedding, from talking to wedding vendors to taste testing the menu, get comfy with Instagram and Pinterest, your best bets when it comes to inspiring content. From scrumptious cakes to flakey fabrics, you are in for a treat. Sit back, brew a cup of coffee and let’s scroll through it all! From cutesy details to the biggest trends, they have everything in here, and we bet you will go “aww” over every post!

 

@MoonCanyon

If perfect little bouquets are not quite your thing and you like your flowers a little wild and a lot untamed, this is the Instagram page that will have your heart. Kristen Caissie is a Los Angeles–based floral designer who creates stunning bouquets for blushing brides. Their Instagram account is a beautiful wedding inspiration feed which reminds you of wildflowers and bright sunny days, you are sure to find some gems of inspiration here. From delightful seasonal arrangements to artistic flat lays, you are in for a treat!

 

@bubblegumballoons

Balloons as wedding decor is not a new concept and are something that has been used for decades. However, their artistic flair and the dramatic installations will have you wooed and will want you to have pastel-hued balloons to be the main attraction on your wedding day. From perfectly matched balloons which pick up to the colors of your wedding flowers, to balloon arches that look like literary works of art, this is an Instagram page which will have you scrolling for hours in the end.

 

@budgetsavvybride

A well-known name when it comes to wedding planning, Budget Savvy Bride is all about maintaining that perfect budget while planning your special day. Whether you want to stick to a particular budget for your wedding day, or are looking for affordable alternatives for the popular options, this is the place where you should be heading to if you are a bride planning and penning it down to look for inspiration, whether it is cute stationery that you are hunting, or fun and easy DIY you are hoping for.

 

@JennaraeCakes

Swirly frostings and crumbly cookies, this Instagram page will surely make you a sugar high just by scrolling. From pastel-hued French macaroons and cupcakes to stunning wedding cakes, you are sure to find a lot of inspiration in here for your “sweet table”. Co-owned by Jenna Rae and Ashley Nicole, twin sisters, this is a corner of the internet where everything is sweet and pretty and delicious!

 

@MaggieAustinCake

Cakes that look like pieces of renaissance art, this is an account which will wow you with the insane creations which will trick your eyes! From delicate ruffles to strikingly realistic sugar flowers, Maggie Austin’s designs are genuine works of art, and are almost too good to eat! A cake designer and a sugar flower artist, every post is a treat to the eyes and will leave you feeling a certain type of way. A touch of vintage, etherealism, and romanticism borrowed from blooms, this is a lovely source of inspiration for your wedding cake!

 

@Reem_Acra

Purely fashion, and nothing else, this is the perfect place to be if you are looking for some amazing fashion inspiration. Reem Acre is a renowned international designer known for her breathtaking collections in Ready-to-Wear and Bridal. Your daily dose of stunning designs and sizzling glamor, this Instagram page will provide you fashion inspiration for beautiful silky wedding gowns, stunning accessories, and all things fabulous. With intricate details and rich hues, this is the place to find inspiration, when inspiration runs low.

 

@BowsandArrowsFlowers

Alicia and Adam Rico’s Bows and Arrows Flowers is a platform that creates gorgeous floral arrangements which are little undone, cascading bouquets, and awe-inspiring centerpieces that feel like they are from a different generation altogether. Creating a remarkable mix of blooms for every occasion, this is an Instagram page that will have you falling for flowers all over again. Their kaleidoscopic range of colors, delicate textures, and moody personalities will charm you all over again with a renewed sense of zest.

 

@KarenTranEvents

Karen Tran knows how to leave a lasting impression, and their Instagram page is surely a close reflection of that. From lush ceremony arches to gorgeous aisles, from tall centerpieces to stunning floral walls, this floral designer’s stunning floral displays will have you in awe. There is nothing ordinary or low-key about this page, and get ready to be struck by inspiration! PS, if you thought less was more, think again!

 

@brooklynbloomsnyc

Brooklyn Blooms, owned by LaParis Phillips, is an NYC-based floral studio that specializes in unparalleled and customized bouquets for celebrations of all types. An artistic designer with an eye for out-of-the-box creations, the Brooklyn Blooms will keep you scrolling for hours and inspire you with their bouquets, wreaths, table arrangements, and headpieces, leaving behind a lasting impression.

 

@nailfumi

If you are looking for bridal nail inspiration, you will be glad to stumble upon this stunning Instagram page. Explore nail inspiration which is equally individualistic, yet classy and glam, these chic nail art looks will wow you, whether or not you are a bride-to-be! Whether you are a girl with an edgy sense of style or someone who is inspired by art and is equipped with the latest ins and outs of nail trends, whether you are classy and understated or like all the attention, this account is sure to have something for every bride type!

 

@cygmakeup

Whether you are having a professional coming over to do your makeup or doing your wedding day makeup on your own, a little makeup inspiration never hurts! Check out Cassandra Garcia Makeup account for pretty examples and tutorials, whether you are hoping for a romantic makeup look or a dramatic one. There are so many looks to explore and so many trends to try, this makeup IG account will provide all the wedding makeup inspo a bride will ever need!

 

@ulyana.aster

A tousled updo or an intricate braid? There are so many wedding hairstyles to choose from, that finding the perfect hairstyle seems to be challenging. Let Ulyana Aste’s stunning Instagram account inspire you to create amazing hairstyles for your special day or something to ask your local hairdresser to recreate. Fashionably undone and alluringly classy, this Instagram account will provide all the hair inspiration that one could need, and a bride in the making can sure benefit from this IG account.

 

@onefinedaybridalmarket

A wedding marketplace for designers and buyers to come together, One Fine Day Bridal Market is a one-stop-shop for all things wedding! Their Instagram page is an inspiring corner in the web, with enough revolutionary bridal content, to help a bride planning her wedding in the most perfect way. If you are looking for the perfect white dress to say “I do” in, head over here, and you will see a plethora of options to choose from.

 

@brides

Endlessly inspiring and always up-to-date on wedding trends, vendors, and more, Brides is an Instagram account for all brides to feel welcome and get spoilt for choices. From flower inspiration to table settings, to pretty poofy dresses to wedding theme ideas, this is a place to absorb and take inspiration from and you will surely find a gem or two here which is sure to make its way to your wedding day!

 

@david_stark_design

David Stark is a person behind the design and production of a full-service event design, planning, and production company that elevates ordinary events to extraordinary. While David Stark and his skilled team formulate beautiful large-scale events of every variety, Stark himself is a creative artist and his Instagram page is full of his own creations and images which incited him. A stunning account filled with art, color, inspiration, and promise of something brewing that will wow the spectators, this is a delightful place to find a change in perspective.

 

@rusticweddingchic

If you have a specific type of wedding in mind, the one that includes rustic wooden accents and warm lighting rather than glimmering chandeliers and tall elegant centerpieces, this is just the place for you to be exploring. If you are a girl with her heart in dirt and in nature’s splendor, this page features stunning barn weddings with quaint twists that will leave you smiling ear-to-ear!

 

@bydamistudiosnyc

This New York City-based design studio concentrates on luxury custom invitations, stationery, and gifts. This Instagram page is filled with colorful and delicately curated merchandise shots to inspire your invitation choices and more. If you are a fan of papers and stationery and getting the perfect wedding invites out is something that you are passionate about, this is just the place you need to be at.

 

@aislesociety

Like a candy factory for a kid, this IG account is a dreamland for a bride-to-be! From daily wedding inspiration to intricate ideas that are feminine and regal, Aisle Society is a place that will provide it all. Vintage regality mixes flawlessly with modern-day glam to create inspiring ideas that will take you by surprise and excite you! Reminiscent of a different time, yet delightfully current, Aisle Society is the kind of platform that will leave a massive impact!

 

@thevenuereport

It is no surprise that the perfect venue makes all the difference, and this IG account will give you a glimpse of some of the most stunning wedding venues out there. If you are looking for a ceremony or reception location, follow this account to get to know what a particular venue truly looks like, when it is all dressed up and made pretty! Featuring some of the most gorgeous wedding venues worldwide, this account is sure to leave you feeling inspired and full of ideas!

 

@detailsdarling

An endless pool of inspiration when it comes to wedding inspiration, Details Darling is aptly named to showcase all the big little details that go to a wedding, and how those details matter is everything! It is an unmatched source for little intentions to infuse character into your wedding day, be it calligraphy, artistic installations, something small as personalized cake toppers, or bridal party’s getting-ready ensembles. With its inexhaustible supply of inspirations, a bride-to-be is sure to be benefited from this amazing account.

Considering that this is an event which you will look back at forever and will celebrate among friends and family for years to come, a wedding is a very special event. There is a lot of research that goes into planning and executing a wedding, and scrolling through Instagram, taking notes from your favorite wedding accounts is nothing less than research, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! While inspiration doesn’t have to be a direct representation of something, it can lead to similarly inspired or even better versions of the said inspiration, which is truly amazing when we think about it. It is fascinating to think that you never truly know how inspiration will result in. So it is important to keep in mind that while inspiration is a spark behind creativity, it is up to you what you make of the said spark, and where your special brand creativity takes it.

Out-of-the-Box Engagement Party Ideas and Inspirations

couple and bridal party holding white wine glasses

couple and bridal party holding white wine glasses

Sharing a monumental instance in your life with your close ones makes it all the more special. Studies show that having close connections not only makes you happier, but it also helps you to live a longer, happier, and more fulfilling life. Your inner circle of family and friends has witnessed all the highs and lows of your life and with such a high waltzing into your life, it’s only fair to have the close ones nearby to celebrate this day with the glory that this day calls for. While you can have a cozy intimate setting and celebrate your special day with a simple dinner, there are several other ways you can make your engagement party a raging success- the kind that people will not forget!

•  Beach Party: What can be more perfect than the slated golden hour reflecting off the sea while your close friend and family meet up for a sunset bonfire on the beach. Add in s’mores opportunities in good measure, beach games, and some fancy tropical drinks. You can add in some live acoustic music to the music for the perfect bonfire vibes. Soak in the golden sun as you retell your compelling proposal story. As the sun goes down, let the sun pop up with the brightest of pinks and orange, as the bonfire takes the fire and cast an iridescent glow on everyone. This will be one engagement party that will forever be etched on your guests’ minds.

•  Idyllic Train Ride: How about taking your friends and family on a fun whimsical ride? Imagine having your close ones on a short train ride through the countryside. Imagine an idyllic winding track through the rolling hills as you sit up cozy with your close ones, toasting your engagement. Fancy it up by bringing in the luxury appetizers. Do a bit of research and find yourself the perfect route and best novelty train to suit your purpose.

•  Give Back: When all the joys of the world seem within your arms reach, the best thing you can do is give back! Not only is it in the lines of gratitude and sharing the joy, but it is also environmentally friendly when you are giving back to the planet. Think along the lines of ethically sourced food and decor done by local artisans. Give of scratch-off cards that donate to a charity or potted plants. Your heart will be full and happy by the end of the evening.

•  Put Your Mask On: Leave the low-key for the novices and go for full-on drama! Infuse mystery into your engagement party by going for an elaborate, elegant masquerade ball in celebration of your engagement. Have your guests dressed to the max and be adorned with elaborate masks. The drama can also set the perfect mood for getting your ‘Save Your Dates’ clips shot by our engagement videographers. Win-win!

•  Scavenger Hunt: Infuse fun into your engagement party by arranging a well-planned out scavenger hunt. This is the perfect way to get everybody in an interactive and spirited state of mind. Design a string of clues that will lead your guests from one relationship milestone of yours to another, with the final clue declaring your engagement. This will not get your friends and family in a competitive spirit and will have your guests talking for ages.

•  Sail On: If you want to turn it on and do things the perfect way, with a luxurious undercurrent, invite your friends and family for a leisurely sunset sail. Imagine endless blue water, the sun on your shoulder as you all toast to your engagement. The atmosphere is intimate and relaxed and the pressure is off. Hire a reputed caterer to keep the savories and bubbly, while you lay back and take the sun and the setting in.

The idea is to ensure that the guests present are the people who really have your best interest in their hearts. And as the day comes to an end, you feel like you have celebrated with people who truly care. And when they drive back home, there is a smile on their faces, matching the one in your face as you wrap the day up! There are so many engagement party ideas out there for you to get inspiration from.

Ways to Spread the Love After You Say ‘Yes’!

Couple kissing while being surrounded by foliage

Couple kissing while being surrounded by foliage

The man who has your heart got down on his knee and asked you the question! Both of you said yes to being a plus one forever, saving each other a seat at every table, laughing at the same stories, and making new ones along the way.

 

It is surely an epiphany in itself, realizing you want to share your life with someone, and some would say it is a more monumental event than the wedding itself, and we would agree! Since you have made this sliding door decision of your life, there are many things you can do to celebrate your relationship away from the crowd before the wedding activities take over.

 

This is the ‘calm before the storm’, so enjoy it and make it perfect so you always look back at it with fond memories for years to come.

 

•  Revisit and Relive: Take a winding trip down the memory lane with your fiance and acknowledge and revel on how far you have come.  You can do an exclusive version of your first date together by booking the entire place for the evening and recreating the magic. Order the same dishes, wine, and dessert as you did on your first day and we guarantee you will feel the butterflies again. Add in some celebratory bubbly and voila! What better way to celebrate the day than going full circle?

•  Spa Date: The next few months will be nothing short of crazy, so take this opportunity to slot in a spa date with your man into your planner. Book a luxurious day in the spa and head out with your fiance for a relaxing couple’s massage to melt all the chaos away.  It will not only act as a pause button and let you soak in the peacefulness before the wedding planning starts but will also let you soak into each other’s exclusive presence. Add in a facial or a manicure to complete the spa session, sit back, sip your champagne and relax!

•  Just-engaged Session: While that just-engaged glow is still working for you, get some pictures clicked with your fiance. Whether you want to take tons of adorable selfies, or go all out with a professional photographer, make sure you capture the spark in your eyes forever in photo squares. Bonus: Not only do these pictures make an adorable keepsake, but they will also be charming engagement announcements or save-the-dates.

•  Take a Trip Together: Escape the world for a few days and bask in that new tingling feeling of being just engaged. Fly to a beachy location on the other side of the world or check in to a luxury hotel in the same city for a stay-cation- whatever your and your fiance’s schedule allow. You can also rent a yacht and sail through the water and soak in some sun while you unwind. Sneak in some quality time before the mayhem of wedding planning sets in. Also, it is an apt way of sealing the deal and getting a tiny taste of the honeymoon ahead!

•  Host a Soiree: Happiness multiplies when shared with people who have nothing but good vibes for you. Have some of your closest people over and celebrate this momentous event with some exquisite champagne and finest of delicacies. Ensure this soiree has just the choicest of your inner circle, soak in the happy feeling of being around the people you cherish before you make a formal announcement!

 

Your day of engagement is one to be forever marked on the calendar and will hold special significance for years to come. Take time to breathe in, soak in the happiness, and stretch out that post-engagement bliss a little longer. We dare you to indulge a little before you declare your news. Enjoy before wedding preparations unfold!