What’s hot for your wedding, right this second.
Photo by Amy Lynn Photography
HAVE FUN WITH YOUR GETAWAY RIDE.
When it comes to how you and your groom make your grand exit from the party, think a little outside the box. For Chelsea, that meant capping off her beachy wedding with a drive in her groom’s family’s 1978 VW bus. (Bonus: a fun car makes for a great photo prop!) For more of this wedding, check out Carlsbad Real Wedding: Chelsea & Matt.
Photo by Garrett Richardson
MAKE S’MORES GALORE.
Take a cue from Krista Morrison at A Joy Forever Events, who styled this shoot, and turn your dessert bar into an interactive event station with all the fixings you need to customize s’mores. “They’re always a huge hit with guests, and I love when a couple incorporates their favorite candies or garnishes for a personal touch,” she says.
Photo by Singler Photography
CUSTOMIZE YOUR THANK-YOU.
Instead of jewelry for your maids, consider something more personalized, like these caricatures Samantha commissioned for her closest friends on her big day.
Photo by The Boudoir Divas
SPICE UP YOUR GROOM’S GIFT.
A handwritten love letter is sweet… but we have an inkling he’d also enjoy a sexy boudoir shoot from The Boudoir Divas. Don’t be scared–they’ll make you feel confident every step of the way.
Photo by The Hearts Haven
FOCUS ON JUST ONE AMAZING FLOWER.
For a wowza-level bouquet like this one from Mar Weddings, you have to think big–like with this white king protea taking center stage with a mix of greens and baby roses to finish it off.
Photo by Scott Clark Photo
For a beachy party, a pineapple at the table is a fun way to hold up a table number (not to mention budget-friendly!). “We spray-painted it white for a fun twist,” says Vanessa Van Wieren of Alchemy Events, who designed the look.
Photo by Natalie Bray
THINK ABOUT A PRINT.
Okay, this might be a hard sell–but if you’re the kind of bride who cringes at a traditional gown, allow up to propose a neutral-and-white print, like this Rue de Seine one from The Dress Theory, that still says “bridal” without saying “boring.”
Photo by Bryan Miller
EMBRACE THE MOONLIGHT.
Why hide under a tent all night if you can invite the moon in as a special guest? Learn from Luxe Events and finish off your space with tons of candles.
Photo by Singler Photography
Want a creative and gluten-free alternative to traditional cake? “Tier a couple of cheeses based on the natural rind and coloring to resemble a wedding cake,” says Marci Flores of The Cheese Store of San Diego.
Photo by O’Ryan Empire Photography
PLAY WITH THE HEM.
Can’t decide between the cute cocktail number that lets you move and a ball gown for your dream princess moment? The Bustle Boutique has you covered with this short-yet-long gown by Anne Barge.
Photo by White Haute Photography
CONSIDER TOPICAL FLORA.
Peonies are out of place in a wedding that screams island getaway. If that’s your theme, a bouquet with anthuriums, by Bespoke, sets the right tone.