English Winter Wedding in Nottingham


Victoria and Daniel hosted a charming winter wedding for close friends and family at The Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel in Nottingham, England. Situated in the heart of the Southwell countryside, the bash was easy elegance at its finest. / Photos by Murray Clarke. Says Victoria, “We wanted a contemporary yet elegant venue for both our ceremony and reception… [Continue reading]

Romantic Bridal Inspiration Shoot in Seattle

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Streaming natural light, a beautiful long veil and mountains of lush flowers are what today’s post is all about. Candice Hackett, of Ivy & Tweed Photography, teamed up with Columbia City Bouquet and shot this lovely inspiration session at the Rainier Chapter House, on Capitol Hill in Seattle, Wash. Credits: Dress: the dress theory (Sarah Seven-Blushing) / Veil: tessa kim (Swiss Dot… [Continue reading]

Unusual yet Chic Engagement Prop: Rotary Phones


Ring-a-ding-ding! We’ve seen the typewriter and vintage camera trend with engagement sessions but I’m going to turn the spotlight on an overlooked relic of the past – the rotary phone! I fell in love with the classic lines and black and white palettes of European rotary phones while flea marketing in Belgium, Germany and France.… [Continue reading]

Classic Chicago Wedding at the Blackstone Hotel


Editor’s Note: This one’s from the archives but I think you’ll enjoy it (again)! Beth and Eric held a  classically beautiful wedding at the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago but some of the outdoor shots may just trick you into thinking they’re somewhere Southern! / Photos by J Wiley Photography. Says the bride, “We stayed at the Blackstone by… [Continue reading]

Classic Canoe Engagement in Canada


Kathy and Neil’s love story is one straight from the movies. They’ve known each other since childhood and their parents live on the same street. Taking a canoe out for a spin, grabbing an ice cream cone and having a picnic seems like the perfect way for these two to celebrate their engagement in Hudson,… [Continue reading]

Classic Style File: Preppy Fall Looks for Engagement Sessions


While I’m driving along the Rhode Island coast with my BFF and hopping on puddle jumpers from Martha’s Vineyard to Nantucket (follow my adventures @classic_bride on Insta!) this week, you can bet I’m milking the cool fall temps here in New England. Let’s celebrate proper fall looks today with two looks that I think would… [Continue reading]

Creating a Meaningful Vintage Wedding for Heirloom Jewel Lovers


I’m back with another installment for the Meaningful Weddings Series! Today, the focus is all on the bride and her baubles! While I think nothing’s sweeter than wearing family heirlooms on your wedding day, sometimes that may not be a possibility. Luckily, vintage jewels will work in a pinch. I love combing antique shops and markets for sparkly pretties… [Continue reading]

Charm School (for Brides!) with CSE, p. 7 | Florals


CSE’s Charm School is back in session! Today the talented girls of Commerce Street Events are heading to their local flower shop, Brocade Design, to discuss wedding flowers with Hilary. Take it away, girls! Says Morgan, of CSE, “The florals at your wedding can be the wow factor or the womp-womp factor when guests see the ceremony and reception space for… [Continue reading]