formal weddings

This New York Wedding Takes Rustic Elegance to a Whole New Level

Rustic Black Tie Wedding | Preston Schlebusch |
After meeting in New York City while waiting to get into a nightclub, Randy and Sean spent 22 years building their relationship and family -- including two daughters and a son -- before finally marrying in front of 250 of their closest friends and family. "We tried to keep everything as timeless and classic as... read more

A Ceremony Arch Made Of Books

The moment Jessie and Craig set foot in The New York Public Library, their jaws dropped and that's when they knew it was the perfect place for their wedding. Their shared love of the iconic library inspired their bookish, cosmopolitan day. Drawing on their venue and literary classics like The Thin Man (a prohibition-era detective novel... read more

A Glamorous Wedding Gala in St. Louis by Christine Foehrkolb

Shimmery silver bridesmaid dresses, sparkly sequin table linens and a dramatic all-white draped ceremony space -- let's just say this St. Louis wedding is seriously glam. Take a look! Photography by Christine Foehrkolb Photography ... read more

A Backyard Tented Wedding in Orlando, FL by Studio 222 Photography

The clear-top tent laced with twinkle lights and soft draping was the main focal point of this stunning backyard wedding. Add to that, lush florals in white, beautifully designed stationery and gold accents -- and you have a truly magical affiar (and I don't use that word lightly). Now for the kicker: Sandi met her... read more

Golden Velour Draped Reception Chairs

Photo: Andelson HeckPhoto: Andelson Heck
These ultra luxe velour chairs literally stole the show at this reception planned by celebrity designer Yifat Oren. To pull off the  Hollywood glamour and made this reception truly red-carpet ready, she added Art Deco-inspired mirrored tables and simple all white centerpieces.   Follow Yifat @yifatoren75+ ideas... read more

A Wedding Video That’ll Make You Cry by sweetTea media

Happy Saturday! You're going to love Rachel and Luke's wedding video (and photos below). My favorite part? It's a tie between Rachel's gorgeous Jenny Packham wedding gown and the utterly romantic pastel color palette. So what are you waiting for? Just watch! All photos by Clary Photo read more

Repurposed Home Decor For Your Wedding

Lion-head Escort Card Display
I love the idea of sourcing items like drawer knobs and door knockers -- like this brass lion head -- into an escort card design for an unexpected twist on the classic wedding detail. Southern event planner Tara Guerard didn't stop with the escort card display though. She added the same lion head motif to... read more

Hanging Ceremony Flowers

Mindy Weiss just has a way of creating fairy-tale wedding designs and this is one of them. Mindy and team brought the outdoors in by hanging flower-laden vines from a chic all-white ceiling. Lining the ceremony aisle with even more lush white blooms created an all-around garden effect. Follow Mindy @MindyWeissread more

An All-White Lounge

All White Lounge
Chic doesn't even begin to describe the clean and crisp beauty of this all-white lounge area designed by Tara Guerard, founder of Soiree by Tara Guerard. From the seating, to the dance floor and draped ceiling, Tara layers white to create an intimate space. The key to pulling off the effect was tons... read more

An Enchanting Wedding from Image Singuliere

Photographed: Image Singuliere -- Featured on: The Knot
Tana and Scott were inspired by the Angel Orensanz Foundation and created an enchanting, vintage-chic vibe for their wedding day. For their reception, they used warm colors with dramatic lighting and tied the look together with gorgeous paper florals. Photography by: Blachere Virginie at Image Singuliere read more
Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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