Florence, Italy (or Firenze in Italiano) is this magical, mystical gateway to Tuscany…and Tuscany is hands down one of the most scenic places in the world for a wedding. So why Florence and not Tuscany? Well, don’t get me wrong, Florence has a lot going for it too! For the bride-to-be who may not be looking for countryside, Florence is pretty magical itself. From the very famous Basilica di Santa Maria (more commonly just called the Duomo), to the unforgettable Ponte Vecchio – the widely photographed bridge, and of course the cyprus trees in the city and mostly in the distance, Florence can provide a cosmopolitan backdrop for a wedding with it’s numerous churches and cathedrals for the ceremony (everyone can’t have their wedding in the Duomo after all), a fabulous array of world class dining, and many enchanted wedding venues in and around the city. So while you may not be at a traditional Tuscan home in the Chianti Wine region, a city always has so much to offer, and Florence does it just right; a perfect mix of charm and metropolis.. it’s becoming clearer now why a Florence wedding may be just right for you…
With all of the new, jazzy places to get married these days… on the beach, at the golf course, in the outdoors, or just in a courthouse, it seems that we’ve been forgetting how incredible it can be to be married in a church. And what’s better than the church? The cathedral!
So if you had your heart set on a non-church ceremony I’m hoping to make the decision a bit harder for you after today! Though we all can’t get married at the most famous cathedrals in the world, there are plenty that you may not even know were there…like these. From Missouri, to New York, Illinois to DC and finally Ohio, these may not be the cathedrals that you’re used to hearing about but they are all perfectly beautiful backdrops for your wedding ceremony!
How could anyone find white on white boring after looking at these incredible all white wedding pictures. As if I should have to sell you on the idea of a white wedding palette, these should do most of the talking! Now normally I’m all about the pops of color here and there but if you want to choose something unique and dramatic, white on white is your color palette answer.
Don’t believe me? I imagine that aside from a white (although ivory is probably even more popular these days) wedding gown, that’s about as much white as your guests will expect at your wedding… but to make a dramatic impression, creating a monotone palette with all white will leave your guests stunned. What I love about white for a wedding day is that not only will you not see it and any other wedding you go to, but you will definitely have the wow factor that every bride is looking for. On top of this, white is so beautiful in pictures, and is the ultimate wedding statement. I chose a mix of white dresses, white reception halls, a white cathedral, white heels, a white signature drink, and plenty of ideas for white desserts… get the hint? Today is all about the white! If you aren’t sold yet… check out the ultra-glamorous white dessert table below and you will at least be sold on the desserts (white or not white…)
In the summer, there’s nothing better than the beach whether it’s your local shore or some foreign, exotic land. So for those who love the summer and spending time at the beach, it’s about time you consider a beach wedding ceremony! Like with a vacation, this can be at your local beach or a destination but with the right setting (and the ocean is already there for you) and some perfect accessories to give the overall feel you’re looking for, you will already be well on your way.
Believe it or not beach wedding ceremonies can always be jazzed up depending on the type of bride you are. If you want to go for an elegant beach look, choose all white, chic chair coverings to give an upscale vibe (first photo below). If you are super modern, check out the incredible ottomans in the second picture below. These are unique and easily make a statement. For other options, there are always the traditional white chairs (see below), or finally for the more daring bride, a brown chair option? Well it works in the last picture below… Regardless of what you choose though, a beach wedding ceremony is nearly perfect even if you and your guests were sitting on the sand, so instead of worrying too much about the little details, pick the right local, time of year, and focus on the reception! The beach will do the rest for you..
The outdoors have become a very trendy location for wedding ceremonies and although not as traditional as the church wedding, the wilderness certainly provides a beautiful and scenic backdrop! There are so many types of outdoor ceremonies but today we wanted to highlight a few of the prettiest for some wedding inspiration! Setting up your ceremony in the midst of a mountainous background, or more desert-like rolling hills, greenery and forestry, or even on the patio of an elegant stone building (all of which are below) can cater to your personal style and provide a natural and scenic ceremony location.
It’s easy to see how brides are seduced into an outdoor ceremony after admiring these creative ideas and starting to envision your own vows being said in the wilderness and under the sun. Tempting isn’t it?