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The Groom’s Tie: How to Choose the Right Color and Style for the Big Day

Discover how to choose the right color and style for the groom’s tie and have him look picture perfect on your big day!

Floral groom's tie, perfect for a modern or boho wedding.

Floral groom’s tie, perfect for a modern or boho wedding.

There is a fair amount of time spent picking out what the bride will be wearing on the big day, but it is important not to overlook the groom’s style. Let’s be honest, we know the bride is going to get the majority of the attention here, but the groom is going to want to look and feel great too, after all.

How To Choose the Right Color and Style for the Big Day

Sorry guys, when it comes down to the color of your tie, I’m sure the bride will have a say. But if your wedding palette has two colors, the groom can wear one of the shades while the rest of the guys wear the other.

Now that the color has been decided, let’s move on to picking the right groom’s tie. Many grooms email us asking about the fabric of a particular tie so I decided I could give a little rundown of the most common fabrics for ties.

The Groom’s Tie: How to Pick the Fabric

It’s best to start with the month the wedding will be held. Fabrics like cotton and linen who are light and breezy are perfect for summery weddings. Other fabrics like wool, tweed, cashmere and different wool blends are more suited for the winter.

Rayon, polyester and silk wear well all year round. But buyer beware when it comes down to silk neckties! There are many kinds of silk out there and the quality varies. The most commonly used for men’s ties are doupioni silk (its threads are uneven and irregular), shantung (very smooth and has hardly any slubs), silk linen (it actually has the look of linen) and satin which is glossy and smooth on one side and matte on the other.

Peach textured groom's tie. Always consider the collar width before picking the tie style! Photographer: Kristen Weaver.

Peach textured groom’s tie. Always consider the collar width before picking the tie style! Photographer: Kristen Weaver.

Blue tie fit for a civil ceremony, a daytime wedding or an elopement by zeusfactor

Blue tie fit for a civil ceremony, a daytime wedding or an elopement by zeusfactor

The Groom’s Tie: Let’s Get To Know Their Styles

What to wear? What to wear? Depending on the formality of the affair, you may want to take your pick of the following types and styles of groom’s ties. But you must also consider the collar style and width before picking the tie! Let’s review some of the groom’s tie styles.

The Necktie

A classic. This is the long tie most commonly associated with working in an office. But, that’s not to say it should not be worn for a wedding. Match the tie to the wedding colors to give a splash of color and fun to the groom’s look.

Love this handmade cotton floral tie for the civil ceremony. The groom will look so modern!

Love this handmade cotton floral tie for the civil ceremony. The groom will look so modern! (Get it here)

The Ascot

If your groom has been searching his entire life for an excuse to wear an Ascot, now is the time. An ascot is much more formal and is a folded tie that is wider than a necktie and usually won with a stickpin or tie tack. Typically, Ascots are a patterned material, but they can be neutral, think blacks or grays, or the wedding colors to match the décor.

Bow Tie

Bow ties are a symmetrical ribbon of fabric that tie together to form two loops that sit at the collar of the groom’s dress shirt. Most commonly, bow ties are worn with tuxedos, but fun, patterned bow ties also pair well with suits. Grooms can wear black bow ties for very formal looks or match the bridesmaid’s dresses when wearing a tuxedo.

Modern black suit with velvet bow tie, shawl collar, and "crown folded" pocket square.

Modern black suit with velvet bow tie, shawl collar, and “crown folded” pocket square.

The Euro Tie is a middle ground between the necktie and the Ascot. Gold orange paisley silk cravat.

The Euro Tie is a middle ground between the necktie and the Ascot. Gold orange paisley silk cravat.

Euro Tie or Cravat

The Euro Tie is a middle ground between necktie and Ascot. It’s a long tie with a square bottom, knotted at the beck and worn with a spread collar shirt. It’s formal but not quite Ascot-level formal.

Here is a great tip for grooms to look great on your big day. Make sure the widest part of your tie matches the width of the lapel chosen for your wedding.

Photo Gallery to Help you Pick your Most Fabulous Groom’s Tie

How to “Tie The Knot”: The Half-Windsor Knot

There are many ways to tie a knot (pun intended) 😉 but today we will share how to tie the Half-Windsor knot! Medium to light thickness for ties are this year’s trend. Therefore, the half-Windsor is easier and more fitting. It is also nice and symmetrical but not quite as bulky as the Windsor knot.

Modern groom's tie in gray with a Half-Windsor knot. Brooklyn Wedding by Lauren Balingit Photography.

Modern groom’s tie in gray with a Half-Windsor knot. Brooklyn Wedding by Lauren Balingit Photography.

Remember that your body type matters when picking a tie. The half-Windsor is narrower and longer and looks best on slimmer taller guys.

  1. Lay the tie around your neck and stand in front of a mirror. The wide end should be on your right and the small or narrow end should be on your left when looking into the mirror. The wider end should hang about 12 inches lower than the smaller end.
  2. In front of you, cross the wide end over the narrow end, making an “X.”
  3. Still holding the wide end, go under the small end and to the right
  4. Now, pull the wide end up to the center towards the necktie
  5. Bring the wide end through the neck loop from the front towards the back and left.
  6. Cross the wide end over the narrow end to the right
  7. Now bring it upwards again, this time from beneath the neck loop
  8. Pull it through the loop you just created in the front and then straight down
  9. Use both hands to adjust the tie until it sits tight under your collar.
  10. You look terrific!! 🙂

Grooms now is your time to shine as brightly as the bride. Ok, maybe not as brightly, but don’t miss this chance to show off your personal style when picking your tie! Most of the groom’s ties can be found and shipped worldwide at Dessy. Check them out! Now back to the brides! Discover these Timeless, Elegant and Sexy Wedding Dresses for the Modern Bride!

How good are you at tying the knot? Discover how to tie a half windsor knot! (Don't worry, this is not it) ;) Wearing a tie makes you look confident.

How good are you at tying the knot? Discover how to tie a half windsor knot! (Don’t worry, this is not it) 😉 Wearing a tie makes you look confident.

Match the tie to the wedding palette to give a splash of color and fun to the groom’s look. Wedding photography: Claryphoto.

Match the tie to the wedding palette to give a splash of color and fun to the groom’s look. Wedding photography: Claryphoto.

Matte satin bow tie and pocket square.

Matte satin bow tie and pocket square. Dessy.

There are so many ways to wear a tie... Check out this Cat Greek Ascot by Boris Mocka.

There are so many ways to wear a tie… Check out this Cat Greek Ascot by Boris Mocka.

The tie patch is a wonderful keepsake that will add to the love, happiness, and remembrance of your big wedding day!

The tie patch is a wonderful keepsake that will add to the love, happiness, and remembrance of your big wedding day! (Get yours here!)

Men's neck ties in Dupioni silk.

Men’s neck ties in Dupioni silk. Dessy.

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Wedding Photography Credits: Borrowed & Blue Weddings, Bows n Ties, Dessy

French Wedding Ideas, Trending and Fabulously Chic

Check out these awesome French wedding ideas and say ‘oui oui!’ to this 2017 wedding trend!

So, what's not to love about French weddings? Beautiful locations, all night partying and family and friends coming together over lots and lots of champagne.

So, what’s not to love about French weddings? Beautiful locations, all night partying and family and friends coming together over lots and lots of champagne.

Don’t you just love France? I mean really, who doesn’t… But having your wedding in France is a hassle and an outrageously expensive one to boot! That’s why we decided to help bring France to you! From Parisian style weddings to French country wedding theme all the way to the glamorous French Château wedding, French cuisine and a few French customs! Allons-y!

Some Typical French Wedding Traditions

Feel free to incorporate some of these French wedding usages and traditions for the extra French touch to your special day.

Switch your bridesmaids and best men for “temoins” or witnesses. This is a legal requirement for civil ceremonies which are the only way to be legally married in France. Religious ceremonies are optional.

This is a pretty cute French wedding tradition called “La noce”. Nowadays, the guests follow the couple’s car all about town making as much noise as possible.

If you want to stay within budget, adopt the cocktail reception o vin d’honneur tradition. Treat all your guests with mini-foods or canapés and drinks. The true reception dinner is held later just for family and for your closest friends.

Drageés or sugary coated almonds as wedding favors. Also a custom in Italy. A traditional treat of five white almonds symbolizing five wishes for the bride and groom. includes tag with traditional wedding wish: “Five sugared almonds for each guest to eat Reminds us that life is both bitter and sweet. Five wishes for the new husband and wife: Health, wealth, happiness, children, and long life!”

French château weddings, timeless romance. Photography: magnolia rouge.

French château weddings, timeless romance. Photography: magnolia rouge.

Modern French wedding ideas. Photo wedding invitation with foil-stamped gold lettering Get it here!

Modern French wedding ideas. Photo wedding invitation with foil-stamped gold lettering. Get them here!

Onion soup or soupe a l’onion is at the core of French cuisine, no wonder that on the wedding day (wedding night is more accurate) it takes a special place. It is served in the early hours of the morning to help recover from a long night of partying, as French weddings tend to finish around 5-7am!

The Modern Romance of Parisian style weddings

To achieve a Parisian styled wedding the key is choosing romantic details. Keep it chic and simple, city-like and lovely vintage decor like distressed birdcages filled with fresh blooms for your centerpieces. To go the whole way on your Parisian-themed wedding, just any tableware won’t do. Make sure you use real silverware, as well as classic french porcelain plates! Add a touch of glam with flimsy gold fabrics and delicate chandeliers and voilá!

The elegance and simplicity of a Parisian wedding reflected on the bride's veil.

The elegance and simplicity of a Parisian wedding reflected on the bride’s veil.

Romantic Parisian styled wedding theme in rose blush and gold.

Romantic Parisian styled wedding theme in rose blush and gold.

French Wedding Ideas: French Country Wedding Theme Decor

European elegance weaved in homespun comfort give birth to the rustic French wedding decor. The French Country wedding theme is soft and simple, elegant, sweet, warm, and loving. It has gorgeous details such as wooden reception tables, freshly cut flowers, olive branches natural burlap, large hurricane candles, tea lights, and signage calligraphed in French. Of course, you score bonus points if the venue has brick walls, red tiled roofs and old-style French furniture.

Fabulously chic French wedding ideas. This backdrop is perfect for wedding photos. Ooh! lala! indeed.

Fabulously chic French wedding ideas. This backdrop is perfect for wedding photos. Ooh! lala! indeed.

A fresh green summer wedding on the French Riviera. A perfect place to enjoy your celebration with family and friends. Photography: Greg Finck | Wedding Photographer Provence, French Riviera, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Ibiza, Formentera.

A fresh green summer wedding on the French Riviera. A perfect place to enjoy your celebration with family and friends. Photography: Greg Finck | Wedding Photographer Provence, French Riviera, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Ibiza, Formentera.

Glamorous French Château Weddings

If you are a bride that dreams of a fairytale wedding, nothing beats French Château weddings! If you want to incorporate this look into your wedding but are missing the Château, you can still add some details to make your fairytale come true. Decorate the backs of your chairs with bows, sashes, flowers, or faux jewels. Rich reds, gold and browns will enhance the warm and rustic look of a château-themed wedding. Think candlesticks, floral tapestries on walls or as table runners to finish the look.

Fairytales are made of this..wedding in a château in France.

Fairytales are made of this..wedding in a château in France.

Dreamy destination wedding at Château de Varennes. Photo credit: Amy Faith Photography.

Dreamy destination wedding at Château de Varennes. Photo credit: Amy Faith Photography.

French wedding delicacies: Madeleines, Macarons, and More!

I’m biased on this one, I must admit… I love madeleines, and if I could eat them every day you’d never see me out of the nearest bakery again! These delicious baked goods are absolutely essential to any French-themed wedding and they scream sophistication! And while you’re at it, make sure you serve macarons as well – this increasingly popular and delicious little treats are a staple for anything French-inspired!

Decorative and yummylicious tower of madeleines. Photography: monikahibbs.

Decorative and yummylicious tower of madeleines. Photography: monikahibbs.

Macaron wedding cake at a French Château wedding. France is a popular wedding destination with beautiful wedding venue, lovely weather, romantic location, and delicious food.

Macaron wedding cake at a French Château wedding. France is a popular wedding destination with beautiful wedding venue, lovely weather, romantic location, and delicious food.

Check out these 30+ Ways to Serve French Macarons To Dazzle Your Guests

A French Wedding Tradition: Champagne Fountains

Ohhh yes! No French wedding can officially hold that title without a champagne fountain. The champagne is poured into the top glass and from there fills all the glasses below. Avoid the flutes… Aside from being a logistical nightmare, they’re a relatively recent addition to the table. Opt instead for the classic, elegant and always reliable coupe glasses!

La fontaine à champagne or champagne tower. Whether planning a wedding in France or looking for French wedding ideas, our guide to top French wedding traditions will help you add you favorite French wedding touch.

La fontaine à champagne or champagne tower. Whether planning a wedding in France or looking for French wedding ideas, our guide to top French wedding traditions will help you add you favorite French wedding touch.

French Wedding Ideas That Will Get You Hooked: Profiteroles o Croquembouche

Yes, yes, this could fit in the French baked goods recommendation above, but we felt this merited it’s very own honorable mention. If you’ve ever had a profiterole you’d know why! Those delicious little pastries are comparable to eclairs: drizzled in chocolate, these sweet dough balls are filled with either cheese or cream and are totally edible in one bite or less! You can even make a cake by piling them up on top of one another in a circular pyramid and then drizzling melted chocolate onto the entire thing. It’s the traditional French wedding cake and it’s guaranteed to get your guests hooked – so use with care!

Croquembouche or tower of profiteroles with pink and white flowers for a shabby chic vintage style wedding.

Croquembouche or tower of profiteroles with pink and white flowers for a shabby chic vintage style wedding.

Don’t miss out on these 19 original wedding ideas (and how to make them happen)

Cheese and Charcuterie

Last but not least, this wouldn’t be a French event without an abundant variety of cheeses and meats. Instead of finger-foods and hors-d’oeuvres, go for a large platter of charcuterie. For some extra brownie points, try to pair the platter with corresponding wines – something even the snobbiest of Parisians will applaud you for!

Last but not least, this wouldn’t be a French event without an abundant variety of cheeses and meats Wine, cheese and everything French!

Last but not least, this wouldn’t be a French event without an abundant variety of cheeses and meats Wine, cheese and everything French!

Photo Gallery of Ultra Romantic French Wedding Ideas

  • French themed weddings.

    French themed weddings
  • A few French wedding ideas with elegant sophistication.

    A few French wedding ideas with elegant sophistication. Copper lanterns, simple greenery and white table top and chairs. Rustic French wedding at Belle Vie de Chateau captured by Chris+Lynn Photographers.
  • Classic and elegant French wedding ideas. Photography: Paul Francis Photography.

    Classic and elegant French wedding ideas. Photography: Paul Francis Photography.
  • French-themed New England wedding in white gold and filled with greenery.

    French-themed New England wedding in white gold and filled with greenery.
  • French vintage wedding inspiration.

    French vintage wedding inspiration
  • Chic modern wedding reception table setting in dusty blue and lavender.

    Chic modern wedding reception table setting in dusty blue and lavender on this French wedding inspired theme dripping with romantic details. Photo: Best Photography.
  • Cut glass drinks dispensers for the reception.

    French Provincial wedding inspiration. Cut glass drinks dispensers for the reception. Photo: Agent 86 Photography.
  • French wedding ideas trending and fabulously chic.

    French wedding ideas trending and fabulously chic
  • French weddings trends 2017.

    French weddings trends 2017: if you're getting married in France or are a wedding guest these are some elements you can expect. Discover them here!

So what’s not to love about French weddings? Beautiful locations, all night partying and family and friends coming together over lots and lots of champagne. We hope these French wedding ideas have will help you throw the French wedding of your dreams!

Channeling old world charm right in the heart of Hollywood, this elegant and romantic wedding features luscious ivory blooms, gold cutlery and pastel tones.

Channeling old world charm right in the heart of Hollywood, this elegant and romantic wedding features luscious ivory blooms, gold cutlery and pastel tones.

Marco Maria bridal gown Spring 2017.

Marco Maria bridal gown Spring 2017.

Simply gorgeous by swisschicboutique.

Simply gorgeous by swisschicboutique.

Sophia Tolli Bridal Spring 2017.

Sophia Tolli Bridal Spring 2017.

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7 Gorgeous & Original Texas Wedding Venues You Must Check Out

We have found some fabulous Texas wedding venues sure to please even the most unique brides! Check out these gems!

Timeless, traditional and purely Texan - an elegant affair captured by Archetype Studio at the San Fernando Cathedral. Texas wedding venues.

Timeless, traditional and purely Texan – an elegant affair captured by Archetype Studio at the San Fernando Cathedral. Texas wedding venues.

If you live in or are planning to get married in Texas, you may be considering several wedding venues. But if you are looking for a very unusual place that will knock the socks off your guests, then check out our pick of these 7 gorgeous and original Texas wedding venues.

Austin, Texas Wedding Venues: The Barr Mansion

The Barr Mansion is the perfect blend of ornamental and edible landscape design, space and luxury.  The venue features “farm to table” menus supported by a production kitchen and farm.  This Texas Wedding Venue’s star feature is the graciously appointed, Artisan Ballroom standing tall an opulent against the garden backdrop.

The Barr Mansion and Artisan Ballroom Austin

Address: 10463 Sprinkle Rd, Austin, TX 78754

Telephone: (512) 926-6907

Barr Mansion & Artisan Ballroom at night in Austin, TX. Photography by Bloom Photography.

Barr Mansion & Artisan Ballroom at night in Austin, TX. Photography by Bloom Photography.

Austin, Texas wedding venues: The Barr Mansion. A wedding under the pecan tree. Photo credit: Katherine O'Brien Photography & Bloom Photography.

Austin, Texas wedding venues: The Barr Mansion. A wedding under the pecan tree. Photo credit: Katherine O’Brien Photography & Bloom Photography.

Blue ombre wedding cake by the Barr Mansion.

Blue ombre wedding cake by the Barr Mansion.

Dallas, Texas Wedding Venues: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

The Dallas Arboretum offers brides flexibility on their special day.  Brides choosing this Texas Wedding Venue can opt for the wedding ceremony only or both the ceremony and reception to be held among the colors of the season.  Between the Rosine Hall, the Alex Camp House and the ever popular DeGolyer Estate there is no shortage of flowering beds, water features, or stunning views.

Dallas Arboretum

Address: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

Telephone: (214) 515-6513

Let the Dallas Arboretum create the perfect wedding atmosphere and memories to last a lifetime. Photo Benfield Photography.

Let the Dallas Arboretum create the perfect wedding atmosphere and memories to last a lifetime. Photo Benfield Photography.

Arboretum Dallas, Texas wedding venues. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Engagement Featuring Gorgeous Foxglove Groves. Photograph by blue elephant photography. | So romantic! Photo by Jennefer Wilson Photography.

Arboretum Dallas, Texas wedding venues. Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Engagement Featuring Gorgeous Foxglove Groves. Photograph by blue elephant photography. | So romantic! Photo by Jennefer Wilson Photography.

Blush toned Dallas Arboretum wedding by Tracy Enoch, one of the most unique Texas wedding venues.

Blush toned Dallas Arboretum wedding by Tracy Enoch, one of the most unique Texas wedding venues.

Choose the Texas wedding venue that fits you most. Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Dallas, TX.

Choose the Texas wedding venue that fits you most. Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Dallas, TX.

Dreamy and romantic Dallas garden wedding in shades of pink at the Dallas Arboretum. Photography: Apryl Ann.

Dreamy and romantic Dallas garden wedding in shades of pink at the Dallas Arboretum. Photography: Apryl Ann.

Dripping Springs, Texas Wedding Venues: Vista West Ranch and The Creek Haus

If you are looking for a wedding venue where bohemian chic meets industrial flair, look no further than the offerings at Vista West Ranch.  Though both sites offer a country wedding retreat, each reverberates with its own personality. Vista West Ranch’s aged tin is a lovely juxtaposition to the romantic florals while the Creek Haus’s industrial vibe provides the perfect open air shelter among the stars.

Vista West Ranch Dripping Springs

Address: 4505 McGregor Ln, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Telephone: (512) 894.3500

Charming and original Vista West Ranch in Texas.

Charming and original Vista West Ranch in Texas.

The Vista West Ranch was built from the ground up to provide couples with a unique experience you could only find in Texas. Picturesque outdoor aisle at Vista West Ranch.

The Vista West Ranch was built from the ground up to provide couples with a unique experience you could only find in Texas. Picturesque outdoor aisle at Vista West Ranch.

Vista West Ranch, one of the most original Texas wedding venues located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Photo Austin Wedding Photographer Jennifer Weems Photography.

Vista West Ranch, one of the most original Texas wedding venues located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Photo Austin Wedding Photographer Jennifer Weems Photography.

El Paso, Texas Wedding Venues: 150 Sunset

Touted as El Paso’s top venue, it is easy to see why when you step into the spacious Main Room with its dramatic ceilings or stroll out to steal a kiss from your sweetie in a more cozy area known as The Pergola. The Event Center, Kitchen, and Nursery offer a creative venue with beautiful water features and great food options.

150 Sunset Event Center El Paso

Address: 150 E Sunset Rd, El Paso, TX 79922

Telephone: (915) 585-0801

150 Sunset provides wedding ceremony & reception venue, wedding rehearsal dinner location in El Paso, Texas. Wedding Photo by Stephane Lemaire Photography.

150 Sunset provides wedding ceremony & reception venue, wedding rehearsal dinner location in El Paso, Texas. Wedding Photo by Stephane Lemaire Photography.

Hanging photo frame for an elegant photobooth at 150 Sunset. Photography by Fabio Lopez Photography.

Hanging photo frame for an elegant photobooth at 150 Sunset. Photography by Fabio Lopez Photography.

First Original Houston, Texas Original Wedding Venues: The Houston Zoo

Though the Houston Zoo may seem like an odd choice for a Texas Wedding Venue, many of the zoo’s pavilions and habitats can be transformed into an exotic and unforgettable event. Brides can choose from a number of ways to create the ceremony and reception of their dreams among jaguars, sea lions, and reflection pools to name a few.

Houston Zoo

Address: 6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030

Telephone: (713) 533-6833

A pink and grey-themed wedding at the Houston Zoo with a gray table runner trimmed with lace and pretty white flowers. Photo: Brides.

A pink and grey-themed wedding at the Houston Zoo with a gray table runner trimmed with lace and pretty white flowers. Photo: Brides.

Pastel, bright and whimsical Houston Zoo wedding. Photography: Awake Photography.

Pastel, bright and whimsical Houston Zoo wedding. Photography: Awake Photography.

Houston Zoo wedding venue: Romantic wedding reception at the naturally wild Houston Zoo wedding venue. Photo: 100layercake.

Houston Zoo wedding venue: Romantic wedding reception at the naturally wild Houston Zoo wedding venue. Photo: 100layercake.

Wedding at St Joseph's Chapel Houston Zoo.

Wedding at St Joseph’s Chapel Houston Zoo.

Second Original Houston, Texas Original Wedding Venues: The Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research

A dusty old library might not seem like the wedding venue of your dreams, however, with a 7 million dollar renovation, this library proves to be anything but! The historic Clayton Library covers two city blocks and stands tall and proud in the heart of the Houston Museum District.

The Clayton House (Library) Houston

Address: 5300 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004

Telephone: (832) 393-2600

DIY handcrafted Texas wedding at the Clayton Library in Houston.

DIY handcrafted Texas wedding at the Clayton Library in Houston.

San Antonio, Texas Wedding Venues: San Fernando Cathedral

The San Fernando Cathedral is a historic Roman Catholic Church located downtown in San Antonio Texas.  The Church was originally built in the 1700s and has undergone renovations to maintain its structure and magnificent beauty. Visitors flock from far and wide to see the unique architecture and laser light shows. Brides can choose between the San Fernando Hall’s Mediterranean feel and the Cathedral Centre Cafe’s bright and cheery windows for reception sites.

San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio

Address: 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

Telephone: (210) 227-1297

A stunning wedding ceremony at the San Fernando Cathedral, the oldest church in Texas, in San Antonio, Texas. Photo: benthelight & Billy Calzada /San Antonio Express-News.

A stunning wedding ceremony at the San Fernando Cathedral, the oldest church in Texas, in San Antonio, Texas. Photo: benthelight & Billy Calzada /San Antonio Express-News.

Want to make your wedding memorable? The 18th-century San Fernando Cathedral is the first church built in San Antonio, the oldest standing church in Texas, and one of the oldest cathedrals in the US Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Want to make your wedding memorable? The 18th-century San Fernando Cathedral is the first church built in San Antonio, the oldest standing church in Texas, and one of the oldest cathedrals in the US Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Bride and groom wedding day photos at San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio. Wedding Photographer: Vanja D Photography.

Bride and groom wedding day photos at San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio. Wedding Photographer: Vanja D Photography.

Imagine your wedding at the historic San Fernando Cathedral, a dream come true! Photo credit: nomadic pursuits

Imagine your wedding at the historic San Fernando Cathedral, a dream come true! Photo credit: nomadic pursuits

A bride with a gorgeous ombre veil at her Catholic wedding at the San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Texas.

A bride with a gorgeous ombre veil at her Catholic wedding at the San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Texas.

Texas wedding venues: Cathedral of San Fernando, San Antonio a historic 1738 church once occupied by General Santa Ana. Photo by wmcaldera on Flickr.

Texas wedding venues: Cathedral of San Fernando, San Antonio a historic 1738 church once occupied by General Santa Ana. Photo by wmcaldera on Flickr.

San Antonio Cathedral light show by French artist Xavier De Richemont, in which lights projected onto the Cathedral tell the story of San Antonio from its beginning to today.

San Antonio Cathedral light show by French artist Xavier De Richemont, in which lights projected onto the Cathedral tell the story of San Antonio from its beginning to today.

With so many gorgeous Texas wedding venues available, today’s bride can easily find the perfect place to begin her happily ever after!

7 Gorgeous & Original Texas Wedding Venues You Must Check Out!

7 Gorgeous & Original Texas Wedding Venues You Must Check Out!

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13 Etsy Wedding Dress Stores Whose Gowns We Fell In Love With

Browsing through Etsy wedding dress stores can be pretty overwhelming. So, here’s our selection to help you choose the gown of your dreams. At the end of the article, there are some good tips for shopping for your dress online.

Our favorite Etsy wedding dress stores! Knee-length bateau neck ball gown dress in satin and tulle.

Our favorite Etsy wedding dress stores!
Knee-length bateau neck ball gown dress in satin and tulle by Lace Wedding Bridal.

Many brides are looking to buy their wedding dress online. Some are looking to save on the dress, some are tired of trying out dresses at bridal stores and prefer to shop from the comfort of their own homes and some just fell in love with a dress that is only offered online!

That’s why we put together a list of 13 Etsy wedding dress stores whose dresses have stolen our hearts. We hope they will do the same for you!

Vintage, Romantic and Unforgettable Etsy Wedding Dress Stores

If you are seeking the warmth of the past, nothing better than these Etsy wedding dress stores. Their gown selection is definitely romantic, vintage and retro but never old. Here you will find a variety of styles, from long sheath gowns to dresses with embroidery that will take your breath away. You can also find very fresh and romantic wedding dresses. Visit their stores for more dresses and pricing!

 

 

French Knot Couture

These designers from Seattle, WA have one of the most heart-stealing and affordable collections of wedding dresses we have found on Etsy. Colleen and Dorothy’s gowns range from the ultra classy to the airy, fresh and romantic princess dresses. That is why they are also featured on our Vendor List.

Romantic floral wedding dress in silk and cotton. Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography.

Romantic floral wedding dress in silk and cotton by Etsy store French Knot Couture. Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography.

Vintage inspired backless wedding dress in ivory or white. Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography.

Vintage inspired backless wedding dress in ivory or white. Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography.

Elegant vintage art deco inspired bias crepe dress for a Gatsby wedding.

Elegant vintage art deco inspired bias crepe dress for a Gatsby wedding.

 

 

La Chic Femme

This store at Oceanside, California has shabby chic and vintage dresses at really affordable prices. This is not vintage-inspired. It’s the real thing. Their creations are made from original vintage pieces or the original dress and therefore you may not find the same pieces all the time. Let’s hope you get lucky and find what you dream of! Check out their store!

Love the detail on the back of this vintage satin wedding dress with veil. Gorgeous!

Love the detail on the back of this vintage satin wedding dress with veil by LaChicFemme.

Marie Design MD

Handmade, adapted, re-purposed, original and unique wedding dresses for the ecological and shabby chic bride. Marie Bonner is extremely creative and from her store in Shell Knob, Missouri, she tries to reduce waste by making these absolutely stunning pieces for unique brides.

Ivory, brown and white romantic victorian, woodland, rustic bridal gown.

Ivory, brown and white romantic victorian, woodland, rustic bridal gown by Marie Design MD.

Dusky pink and ivory shabby chic, woodland wedding dress. Handmade, adapted, re-purposed, original and unique wedding dresses for the ecological and shabby chic bride.

Dusky pink and ivory shabby chic, woodland wedding dress.

Etsy Wedding Dress Stores Filled with Boho Love

Grace Loves Lace

All the way from down under (yes, Queensland, Australia) this bridal atelier makes us dream of forests, nature and scenic beaches. Their dresses are effortless, comfortable and gorgeous.

Etsy wedding dress stores filled with boho love: Waited lace wedding dress.

Waited lace wedding dress.

Boho & romantic lace wedding gown.

Boho & romantic lace wedding gown.

Mila Mira Bridal

Imagine you in a dress born in Saint Petersburg, Russia’s cultural center, looking at the Baltic Sea and close to Kandinsky masterpiece paintings. These gorgeous boho wedding dresses speak of ballet and rustic surroundings. An unbeatable combination that stole our hearts. Visit their store! Ksenia Milushkina Photography.

Elegant and modern boho wedding dress. Swoon!

Elegant and modern boho wedding dress. Swoon!

Beach wedding dress in chiffon by Mila Mira Bridal.

Beach wedding dress in chiffon by Mila Mira Bridal.

Romantic long chiffon wedding gown with lace and train. I'm in love!

Romantic long chiffon wedding gown with lace and train.

Likhomanova Couture

Barcelona in Spain is the home of some of the most important wedding gown designers in the world. After all, Pronovias, Rosa Clará, Yola Cris, Aire Barcelona, and our dear Jesus Peiró (check out their exclusive interview with us). We adored Likhomanova Couture because they are constantly inspired by their surroundings and their prices are worth checking out, twice!!! 😉

Mermaid lace wedding dress with short sleeves.

Mermaid lace wedding dress with short sleeves.

Backless mermaid lace wedding dress with short sleeves.

Backless mermaid lace wedding dress with short sleeves.

Dreamy, isn't it? Custom made beach bridal gown by Likhomanova Couture.

Dreamy, isn’t it? Custom made beach bridal gown by Likhomanova Couture.

Etsy Wedding Stores for the Classic Bride: Timeless Elegance!

Melissa’s Bridal

Absolutely unforgettable classic and modern wedding gown designs for the sophisticated bride. Melissa and her husband’ atelier is located in León, Mexico where they create these magnificent and timeless pieces at quite an affordable price. Visit their Etsy bridal gowns’ store! (Unfortunately they closed their store but we will find one to replace it soon!) 🙂

Simple boho lace wedding dress. Etsy wedding stores for the classic bride: timeless elegance!

Simple boho lace wedding dress.

Romantic chiffon wedding dress, Bohemian style. Adorable!

Romantic chiffon wedding dress, Bohemian style. Adorable!

Casual short lace wedding dress with sleeves.

Casual short lace wedding dress with sleeves.

 

 

Saint Isabel

You have to see the lovely silk and lace wedding dresses embellished with beading and romantic touches. Perfect for timeless bohemian brides that long for wedding dresses that radiate elegant simplicity. Saint Isabel started in 2012 with mostly silk wedding dress but has since moved to include a variety of fabrics to fit their vision of the perfect, uncomplicated bridal dress. Even though they are located in Austin, Texas, they sell exclusively online.

Classic and timeless venice lace & silk wedding gown.

Classic and timeless venice lace & silk wedding gown.

The back of this dress is absolutely stunning! Venice lace & silk wedding dress.

The back of this dress is absolutely stunning! Venice lace & silk wedding dress.

Etsy Wedding Dress Stores to Glam it up!

Lioness & Lioness

This Etsy wedding dress store will make your glam vision come true. We have only seen positive reviews and the atelier owners are extremely careful about getting your measurements right as they even send you to your nearby taylor to have you measured! We picked a couple of them but if you are going glam and sexy, you have to check Lioness & Lioness up!

Sexy lace backless wedding dress. Love the details!

Sexy lace backless wedding dress. Love the details!

You would never guess this is a 2 in 1 detachable wedding gown! A glam dream come true. Mermaid and short wedding dress.

You would never guess this is a 2 in 1 detachable wedding gown! A glam dream come true. Mermaid and short wedding dress.

I Do Couture Bridal

Are you looking for a designer gown but do not have the budget? This Etsy wedding dress store from Dallas, TX, will custom make it for you! Check out this copy of a Berta Bridal dress. Swoon!! (Visit them here!)

Berta Bridal inspired custom made bridal gown.

Berta Bridal inspired custom made bridal gown.

Unique hi-low rose organza wedding dress with lace back and plunging neckline.

Unique hi-low rose organza wedding dress with lace back and plunging neckline.

Etsy Wedding Dress Stores for Modern Brides or Civil Ceremonies

Iselle Bridal Studio

An adorable collection of short wedding dresses from this San Diego, CA bridal atelier. Flirty, enchanting and plain romantic in bridal satin, lace and tulle. Check them out!

Enchanting detachable long tulle skirt 2-piece wedding dresses.

Enchanting detachable long tulle skirt 2-piece wedding dresses.

An adorable collection of short wedding dresses: 2 in 1 bridal gowns!

An adorable collection of short wedding dresses: 2 in 1 bridal gowns!

Fun and fitted lace mini ivory wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline.

Fun and fitted lace mini ivory wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline.

Modern and chic short wedding dress with straps for the reception or a garden wedding.

Modern and chic short wedding dress with straps for the reception or a garden wedding.

Wardrobe By Dulcinea

A collection of romantic separates in satin, cotton netting, tulle, lace and embroidery for your special day. Extremely affordable and they don’t have to stay in your closet forever! Hope you love them as much as we do. Visit their Etsy store here.

Dreamy tulle and lace rustic and romantic long sleeved wedding dress.

Dreamy tulle and lace rustic and romantic long sleeved wedding dress.

A collection of romantic separates in satin, cotton netting, tulle, lace and embroidery for your special day.

A collection of romantic separates in satin, cotton netting, tulle, lace and embroidery for your special day.

Bohemian lace and tulle flyaway bridal skirt.

Bohemian lace and tulle flyaway bridal skirt.

Lace Wedding Bridal

For the budget conscious brides, we found this Etsy wedding dress store located in China with really great reviews and simple wedding gowns. See all their dresses!

Sheath column sweep brush train chiffon lace wedding dress.

Sheath column sweep brush train chiffon lace wedding dress.

Short A-Line detachable train custom made bridal gown.

Short A-Line detachable train custom made bridal gown.

Side-draped fit and flare sheath wedding dress with beaded applique.

Side-draped fit and flare sheath wedding dress with beaded appliqué.

A Few Tips on Buying from Etsy Wedding Dress Stores

These tips apply to mostly any purchase you make online, not just Etsy wedding dress stores.

When it comes down to wedding gowns, both online AND offline, you should expect to have alterations done in order to get the perfect fit for you. It is extremely rare that a dress fits perfectly right off the rack or that you do not lose or gain any weight before your wedding.

Check the seller’s feedback carefully. Spend some time reading their comments section and doing some digging. Are there good reviews? How did the vendor handle bad reviews? Was money refunded when appropriate? Contact the seller so you can be sure that this is the right shop for you.

Unique hi low organza wedding dress with lace back and plunging neckline.

Unique hi low organza wedding dress with lace back and plunging neckline by I do Couture Bridal.

Does it sound too good to be true? It probably is. The average cost of a wedding gown in the U.S. on this day and age ranges from $1,314 to $2,095. Of course, the price highly depends on where you live and what you are looking for. Take all that into consideration and make a judgement call. You can go for the $99 dress, but don’t be disappointed if you were expecting much more than that. Check the reviews. Find out what others say about these Etsy wedding dress stores.

Before ordering, double, triple check the size chart & measurements. Not all manufacturers follow the same pattern. This is great advice: visit a nearby seamstress or taylor and pay them to take your measurements (both in inches and centimeters as you never know from whom you will but your dress.) 😉

Affordable two piece silk taffeta wedding dress.

Affordable two piece silk taffeta wedding dress by French Knot Couture.

Consider the shipping fees and plan ahead for those long shipping times.

Look for shops that show you the gowns for what they really are — look for multiple camera angles, and photos that don’t look like they came out of a catalog.

Time to shop around! Look for the dress you fall in love with, the one that will make you feel unique while fitting your budget. Enjoy!

Two piece silk taffeta wedding dress. Corset with skirt for the alternative bride.

Two piece silk taffeta wedding dress. Corset with skirt for the alternative bride by French Knot Couture.

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Wedding Veils Guide: All You Ever Wanted To Know About The Bridal Veil

If you’ve already decided to wear the traditional veil, let’s take a look at their styles in this comprehensive guide to wedding veils!

One tier flyaway wedding veil.

One tier flyaway wedding veil by ACreativeAtelier.

After the dress, the veil is something that most defines you as a bride. Historically, the bridal veil was used to protect the bride from evil spirits. Today’s brides can choose the type of veil they want or, no veil at all. Still, it’s important to understand that the veil is only an accessory, and as such is only a part of your whole appearance. You should consider how it fits with your dress, with the shape of your face and body, your hairstyle and your wedding venue.

All of these factors need to be taken into consideration when choosing your veil: length, width, color, number of layers and decor. Read on for helpful information on how to choose the perfect bridal veil for your wedding.

Wedding Veils Guide to Style

Wedding dresses have a variety of different styles, and they need a veil to match. There are four basic wedding veil styles: classic, romantic, sophisticated and eclectic.

Classic wedding veils are formal, symmetrical and sometimes have a lot of detail.

Romantic wedding veils have an element of softness and generally incorporate a lot of detail.

Sophisticated bridal veils are discreet, free of ornate detail.

The eclectic veils are creative with unexpected details.

Wedding veils guide to style: Bridal caps vintage and Juliete.

Wedding veils guide to style: Bridal caps by EricaElizabethDesign.

 

 

If your dress is classic and romantic, the bridal veil may be embroidered or have lace detail that highlights and complements the dress. On the other hand, if you have chosen a more modern, sophisticated dress or one with an elaborate fabric, go for a more subdued and simple veil. Let the dress be the protagonist.

Wedding Veils Guide: How to Choose the Perfect Bridal Veil for your Hairstyle

The choice of hairstyle plays an important role in determining what type of veil to have.

A heavy hair accessory, a long veil or a one with several layers needs an updo hairstyle. A half up, half down updo will do well with moderate weights and lengths. If you want to wear all your hair down, it’s probably best to wear short or light veil designs.

You also need to consider where on your head the veil will be placed. Some hairstyles go well with a veil that fastens to the front of the head. Others look good with a veil that is fastened to the back.

A half-up hairstyle offers the best of both worlds- you get the look of lush and romantic curls. Pair it with a fingertip veil.

A half-up hairstyle offers the best of both worlds- you get the look of lush and romantic curls. Pair it with a fingertip veil.

Wide veils usually need be fastened towards the forehead. Your veil can be fastened with a comb or pins, or be combined with a tiara, a crown or headband. It is advisable to buy the veil well in advance so you can try it on with the hairstyle you have chosen.

Most veils work well with down hairstyles. But if you’re planning on a more elaborate hairstyle, choose a thin or sheer veil that won’t completely hide your hair.

Choose medium-length or long wedding veils for a high updo. If you plan on wearing your hair loose or a low updo, the wedding veil must be shorter. If your hair is long and your hairstyle very elaborate and you want to show it off, go for a long veil tied underneath it.

Wedding veils guide: How to choose the perfect bridal veil for your hairstyle. A timeless 1920s wedding headpiece.

Wedding veils guide: How to choose the perfect bridal veil for your hairstyle. A timeless 1920s wedding headpiece by EricaElizabethDesign.

How To Choose the Perfect Veil for Your Body Type

The veil has the ability to help correct your body proportions.

  • If you have a large chest or stomach, a long veil will be more flattering as it will make you look taller.
  • Pear-shaped women tend to look better in a veil that falls on the shoulder, elbows or the waist. These lengths draw attention to the smallest parts of your body, instead of the width of your hips.
  • Plus-size women should ideally wear a single layer veil to avoid adding more volume to the body. Tall women can wear longer veils, and short women will look better with a veil that falls at the waist or above.
Choose the right veil for your body type. Floral applique wedding dresses and bridal veils are so feminine, elegant and also in trend for this year - Oscar de la Renta.

Choose the right veil for your body type. Floral applique wedding dresses and bridal veils are so feminine, elegant and also in trend for this year – Oscar de la Renta.

Vintage french bridal alencon lace mantilla cathedral veil in ivory. I bet you didn't know a veil could be so complicated! Read our wedding veils guide.

Vintage french bridal alencon lace mantilla cathedral veil in ivory by Alisa Brides.

Wedding Veils Guide: The Long and the Short of it

There are seven main lengths: Birdcage, Flyaway, Elbow, Waltz, Fingertip, Chapel and Cathedral wedding veils. Let’s get to know them.

1- Birdcage Veil

Nothing says vintage like the birdcage veil. Generally made from tulle or net, it is attached to one side of the hairstyle. The French or birdcage veil is a beautiful choice for brides seeking a veil without too much fuss that matches all hairstyles. They are also ideal for windy venues where it can be difficult to control a long veil

There's a special sort of romance that settles in with a birdcage veil. Photography by Petter Karlstrom.

There’s a special sort of romance that settles in with a birdcage veil. Photography by Petter Karlstrom.

Birdcage veils. Want to wear a wedding veil, but stumped on what style is right for you? Read our wedding veils guide to lengths and get the pros and cons.

Birdcage veils.

 

 

2- Flyaway Veil

A fly-away veil falls at or below the shoulders, and it’s another great option for vintage brides or for short wedding dresses. Compared to birdcage veils, fly-away veils make a bigger statement and offer more volume.

Veils that reach the shoulders fit well with dresses that have detail on the bust, hips or lower back. However, they are often too informal to wear with classic or formal dresses.

Flyaway veil. Wearing a wedding veil is a longstanding bridal tradition. With so many veil styles to choose from, use our wedding veils guide to ensure your veil fits.

Flyaway veil.

3- Elbow Veil

Its length falls to the elbows or below. It’s super flattering to a woman’s figure because it highlights the waist and it goes well with all wedding gowns. Elbow veils can go well with a romantic dress, because they end where the skirt begins. It is a very versatile wedding veil and you will feel elegant and beautiful, no matter what hairstyle you choose for the big day.

Elbow length veil by Smitten Photography. If you’ve already decided to wear the traditional veil, let’s take a look at their styles in this comprehensive wedding veils guide!

Elbow length veil by Smitten Photography.

Elbow length wedding veil.

Elbow length wedding veil.

4- Fingertip Veil

You get a beautiful flow from a fingertip veil, so it will undoubtedly look gorgeous in your pictures and while walking down the aisle. No wonder it’s one of the most popular bridal veils. Keep in mind that it’s unlikely you’ll be keeping this on all night, since the length will interfere with hugging friends and family. These wedding veils go well with most dresses with no train. Short legged brides or those with round figures should avoid these veils though, as wearing one would make their figure look even shorter or fuller.

We've collected different types of veils to adorn your wedding day look.

We’ve collected different types of veils to adorn your wedding day look.

5- Ballerina or Waltz Veil

The waltz veil definitely adds a touch of drama with its fluid fall. This length falls below the knee but above your ankle. It isn’t as commonly worn as the other veils, which makes it a bit unique!

Waltz or ballerina veil paired with a gorgeous wedding hairstyle.

Waltz or ballerina veil paired with a gorgeous wedding hairstyle.

6- Chapel Veil

This veil is a bit longer than the wedding gown, and is ideal for wearing with updos and a short train. It is traditionally used in formal or religious weddings, as its length fits most venues without overwhelming the place. Make sure it’s a few inches longer than the dress. The chapel veil is perfect for brides with round shaped faces, because the fall slims down their facial features.

Chapel veil. Swoon!! Notice how it attaches under the low 'do.

Chapel veil. Swoon!!

7- Cathedral Veil

The cathedral veil, one of the favorites worn by nobility and often seen at extremely pompous and formal weddings, should be at least 20 centimeters longer than the train of the dress. They can extend up to 9 feet and look great with classic long dresses with trains. It is delicate and will add sophistication to your wedding dress.

Brides with square faces can opt for this type of veil, since its shape will soften the lines of the face. You can add some volume on top to bring attention to the hairstyle. The cathedral veil is impressive if the wedding is at a large church with lots of guests.

Cathedral length veil. If you’ve already decided to wear the traditional veil, let’s take a look at their styles in this comprehensive wedding veils guide!

Cathedral length veil by Alisa Brides.

Cathedral veil by Shady Zeineldine couture 2016. Dreamy!

Cathedral veil by Shady Zeineldine couture 2016.

Silk cathedral wedding veil with Swarovski crystals and rhinestone pencil edge with blusher.

Silk cathedral wedding veil with Swarovski crystals and rhinestone pencil edge with blusher by clager6.

More Bridal Veil Styles (and you thought this was all the veil styles you had to consider)

Blusher Veil

The blusher veil usually covers the entire face of a bride and falls around the shoulders. This veil is commonly paired with a long veil and used during the most conservative ceremonies. At the beginning of the ceremony, the person walking the bride down the aisle (often the father of the bride) lifts the blusher veil to reveal the face of the bride. Or at the end of a ceremony, the groom pulls it back before kissing the bride.

If you want to wear a blusher veil you need to pair it with a layered veil that enables the flipping of the blusher veil over your face or towards the back of your head before the first kiss. If you want to add volume to your upper torso or if your face is small or long, wear a short blusher veil. Otherwise, choose a longer blusher veil.

The blusher veil usually covers the entire face of a bride and falls around the shoulders. This veil is commonly paired with a long veil and used during the most conservative ceremonies. Read more!

The blusher veil usually covers the entire face of a bride and falls around the shoulders. This veil is commonly paired with a long veil and used during the most conservative ceremonies.

The Juliet Cap: Wedding Veils for Modern Brides

This is a very beautiful, romantic and vintage bridal veil. What is different about this veil is that it forms a cap that attaches to the head of the bride and then falls back. This style is most suited to a 20’s or 30’s wedding theme.

Wedding veil with Juliette cap by John Galliano made for Kate Moss.

Wedding veil with Juliette cap by John Galliano made for Kate Moss.

Mantilla Bridal Veil: Wedding Veils for Original Brides

Of Spanish origin, the mantilla veil often falls to the elbows in a circular shape. They are attached to the head through a buckle and leave the face exposed, so it is very flattering for brides with triangle-shaped features. They give a unique romantic touch and are often embroidered or have very detailed work. They are ideal to enhance a simple dress, and for those brides looking for originality.

This veil is usually crafted in tulle or lace. Its style is very similar to Spanish dresses with details on the edge, or subtly embroidered appliques.

The mantilla can be attached in a variety of ways depending on the bride’s preference. Today, stylists can recreate real wonders and all kinds of “retro” looks, combining it with vintage jewelry pieces, brooches, combs or “peinetas” and hair combs or tiaras.

Traditional mantilla veil with its perfect circular shape.

Traditional mantilla veil by Marisol Aparicio.

Beaded lace veil in fingertip length Spanish wedding veil.

Beaded lace veil in fingertip length Spanish wedding veil by Vanya Bvlgari.

Layers and More Layers

You can choose a veil with one, two or three layers! The choice depends mainly on the style of the dress.

Single layer veils go great with a sophisticated dress style, but romantic dresses benefit from two and three layer wedding veils. Classic gowns also need at least a two layered veil. Veils with more than one layer look best with a simple hairdo.

Fingertip gold lace trimmed veil with blusher. Gorgeous!

Fingertip gold lace trimmed veil with blusher from arieljennifertaub.

Wedding Veils Guide: More Tips to Choose The Perfect Bridal Veil

  • The veil should follow the design of your dress. So you must first choose the dress before deciding between the types of wedding veils.
  • You can wear a very long veil for the religious ceremony and switch to a shorter one for the reception.
  • You’ll look taller and more elegant if you don’t show any bare skin between the veil and the dress.
  • If your ceremony is taking place in a large church, consider a dramatic, cathedral veil. On the other hand, if you’re getting married outdoors, it’s best to opt for a veil that’s shorter in length. This will prevent the veil from blowing too much or even flying away.

Always remember that whatever wedding veil design you choose, this accessory should fit your style. Pick yours, and dazzle your guests with your look!

Cathedral bridal veil. Its border matches the fabric of the wedding dress.

Cathedral bridal veil. Its border matches the fabric of the wedding dress.

Chapel veil Naeem Khan bridal fall 2016.

Chapel veil Naeem Khan bridal fall 2016.

Wedding Veils Photo Gallery

  • Beautiful bride photo! Love the tulle train and long veil.

    Beautiful bride photo! Love the tulle train and long veil.
  • Birdcage veil.

    Birdcage veil for a vintage bride.
  • Breathtaking Cathedral Veils: All You Need To Know.

    Breathtaking Cathedral Veils: All You Need To Know.
  • Bride on steps of church with a royal veil. Credit: blueskyphotographyny

    Bride on steps of church with a royal veil. Credit: blueskyphotographyny
  • Cathedral veil with Ersa Atelier wedding dress.

    Cathedral veil with Ersa Atelier wedding dress.
  • Fingertip veil with blusher. Dreamy Mountain Lodge wedding in fuchsia and mint.

    Fingertip veil with blusher. Dreamy Mountain Lodge wedding in fuchsia and mint.
  • This hair comb is a charming piece to frame your hairdo and attach the flyaway veil.

    This hair comb is a charming piece to frame your hairdo and attach the flyaway veil.
  • Casual, yet elegant hairstyle and bridal veil.

    Casual, yet elegant hairstyle and bridal veil
  • Handmade Juliet cap out of champagne-colored illusion tulle.

    Handmade Juliet cap out of champagne-colored illusion tulle.
  • Mantilla Bridal Veil: Wedding Veils for Original Brides.

    Mantilla Bridal Veil: Wedding Veils for Original Brides.
  • Waltz or Ballerina Veils Check out the wedding veils we have picked so far!

    Waltz or Ballerina Veils Check out the wedding veils we have picked so far!
  • White satin roses pinned to an embroidered veil.

    White satin roses pinned to an embroidered veil.

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Wedding Reception Seating: How to Seat Guests for a Lively Celebration

Choosing who sits with whom is no easy task. Let’s look into the planning of wedding reception seating to host a lively and fun celebration.

The serpentine table layout is the latest rage in weddings.

The serpentine table layout is the latest rage in weddings.

One of the most difficult moments when we are planning our wedding reception is coming up with the seating chart. These tips will help with the wedding reception seating arrangements, so your guests feel comfortable and enjoy your wedding to the fullest!

Before assigning seats, make sure you have the maximum possible number of RSVPs so last minute RSVPs or guest additions do not interfere with your planning. When creating your wedding seating chart, plan for contingencies. Therefore, the wedding reception seating chart is one of the last things you should plan for your wedding.

Why you should avoid open wedding reception seating plans

Unless you are catering a cocktail wedding, you will want to assign guests to tables. Otherwise, people’s feelings tend to get hurt if they are seated at the “wrong” table. By the same token, as people tend to seat with people they already know they often end up not actively participating in the wedding reception.

Amazing lighting canopy above a perfect seating layout on this Bali wedding. The head table at the top facing the long rectangular tables for the guests provides ample circulation space between them.

Amazing lighting canopy above a perfect seating layout on this Bali wedding. The head table at the top facing the long rectangular tables for the guests provides ample circulation space between them.

 

 

Another drawback is that the environment will be excessively polarized: there will be a lively area and quiet one. Younger and noisy guests will sit together, while older and quiet ones will be somewhere else. Thus, when there are many people wanting to party, no one keeps the volume of conversation in check, and it rises and gradually the party becomes quite wild. Conversely, if the most serious people do not sit close to others with little extra pop, the reception will turn into a bore. For a fun and pleasant reception try to balance both these attitudes. Last but not least, people tend to want to know where to go.

Wow-za! Unexpected wedding reception seating ideas.

Wow-za! Unexpected wedding reception seating ideas.

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How to seat guests at a wedding reception: the head table

Many couples choose a long rectangular table or a round table as their “presidential” or head table. The bride and groom should face the room and their table usually has some type of special decoration, such as flowers or personalized signs hung on the bride’s and groom’s chairs. This makes them stand out from the other tables.

Traditionally, the bride sits at the groom’s right, with the maid of honor on his left and the best man on the bride’s right. You may sit their “plus ones” at a different table and include both your parents or fit the best man and maid of honor, along with their significant others at your table, then seat remaining attendants and their partners at another table. Everything will depend on how much you want people to share the first meal as husband and wife.

This modern nautical Newport wedding features a large rectangular head table and round tables for the guests.

This modern nautical Newport wedding features a large rectangular head table and round tables for the guests.

If your wedding is less formal, you can choose to sit with your parents, siblings, some close relatives or even friends.

The head table needs to be placed where it can be seen by the largest possible number of guests. Remember, that you, as the bride and groom are the protagonists of this celebration, and everyone will want to have you close by.

Unique wedding reception seating arrangement Ideas by Liberty Party Rentals.

Unique wedding reception seating arrangement Ideas by Liberty Party Rentals.

 

 

Unique Wedding Reception Seating Arrangement Ideas: A Photo Gallery

Wedding reception seating: Some guidelines to help you get started

  • Begin by grouping guests according to how you know them: family members, friends and acquaintances.
  • Try to seat your closest friends or family at the tables near yours.
  • Seat younger guests closer to the speakers and dance floor and older guests a little further away.
  • Use your wedding reception seating plan to introduce people with similar interests and backgrounds. Try to introduce them in advance during cocktails, sharing with them the reason you thought they should meet.
  • Try to make your guests feel comfortable by offering a mix of familiar and new faces at each table. Not even your most gregarious friends will want to sit at a table full of complete strangers, so put acquaintances together when you can.
  • Mix and match lively and serious guests to balance the atmosphere of the wedding. Joy is contagious!
  • Avoid seating people together who do not get along. Otherwise, we guarantee conflicts will arise during the reception.
  • Resist the urge to designate a “singles” table, because it really does feel like you are “singling” them out.
  • If there are guests that do not seem to fit with any group of people, think about what their interests or hobbies are and seat them accordingly.
  • If you have several children at your wedding, seat them together at a separate kids’ table. If there are only a couple of kids present, seat them with their parents.

Remember that a stitch in time saves nine! Think carefully on how to seat your guests at the wedding reception, and also consider your table layout. Use common sense – it never fails. Breathe deeply and enjoy your wedding planning! We are sure you will do a marvelous job!

How to seat guests at a wedding. Create zones: the key to a lively celebration!

Create zones: the key to a lively celebration!

Wedding reception seating: how to seat guests for a lively celebration.

Wedding reception seating: how to seat guests for a lively celebration.

Gorgeous lavender magenta wedding and examples of wedding reception seating arrangements for round tables.

Gorgeous lavender magenta wedding and examples of wedding reception seating arrangements for round tables.

How to seat guests at a wedding reception Harry Potter style. Hawaii wedding venue | Haiku Mill.

How to seat guests at a wedding reception Harry Potter style. Hawaii wedding venue | Haiku Mill.

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Original reception seating ideas. There’s something about an all white wedding, right?

Original reception seating ideas. There’s something about an all white wedding, right?

Oregon wedding with a U-shaped table.

Oregon wedding with a U-shaped table.

Add a natural touch to your wedding decor for an eco-friendly flare at the welcome table!

Add a natural touch to your wedding decor for an eco-friendly flare at the welcome table!

A wonderful idea for economic and cute place card holders. A rose on a wine cork.

A wonderful idea for economic and cute place card holders. A rose on a wine cork.

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Original and Affordable Wedding Centerpieces: Who Said Inexpensive Had to Look Cheap?

These original and affordable wedding centerpieces are gorgeous and can fit different wedding decors. We even bring you a few tutorials so you can make them all by yourself!

Take a look at this fun boho wedding centerpiece filled with gorgeous rustic details. Photography by Marissa Kay Photography.

Take a look at this fun boho wedding centerpiece filled with gorgeous rustic details. Photography by Marissa Kay Photography.

As the first thing a guest notices at a reception, wedding centerpieces must be truly memorable. Here you will find affordable wedding centerpieces that can fit a boho, rustic, vintage, industrial and garden or beach weddings and even at an indoor venue. You can adapt these ideas to your wedding by simply adding a touch of your own style. For example, for a table where gold is king, a centerpiece with a very colorful flower bouquet mixed with candles will look stunning. If you decide later to tone it down and change the color of the plates to a more subdued one, your centerpieces will look just as beautiful.

Beach Wedding Centerpieces with a Romantic Touch of Light

Beach weddings are always romantic. The ocean views, the sound of the rolling waves and the smell of the salty sea breeze make for a unique experience. Beach wedding centerpieces must complement this style, without breaking your budget, of course.

Candles are a terrific option for affordable wedding centerpieces. They can be used in a simple yet effective manner and within a tight budget. Beach weddings are especially romantic when candles take over the wedding decor. This image gives you an idea of what an abundance of cristal and candles looks like.

Beach themed affordable wedding centerpieces made with oversized white roses.

Beach themed affordable wedding centerpieces made with oversized white roses.

 

 

Combine flowers, candles, tall vases and water for a very delicate look. These simple wedding centerpieces will only embellish your tastefully decorated tables.

Check out these elegant tinted bottles and mason jars as candle holders which protect against the wind to ensure they remain alight throughout the wedding ceremony.

Beach seaside blue glass mason jar bottle candle holder with nautical decor.

Beach seaside blue glass mason jar bottle candle holder with nautical decor.

A wedding centerpiece ideal for the beach and summer breeze.

Lemon yellow beach wedding centerpiece. A wedding centerpiece ideal for the beach and summer breeze.

Lemon yellow beach wedding centerpiece.

How to make floral wedding centerpieces with flowers and glass vases: This combination of glass vases and orchid flowers is a beautiful yet simple option for floral wedding centerpieces and is actually really easy to make.

How to make floral wedding centerpieces with flowers and glass vases. Courtesy from Afloral

How to make floral wedding centerpieces with flowers and glass vases. Courtesy from Afloral

What could be better than the ultimate boho chic beach wedding centerpiece?

What could be better than the ultimate boho chic beach wedding centerpiece?

Bold colors and exotics for this table decor.

Bold colors and exotics for this table decor.

Boho Chic Affordable Wedding Centerpieces: Fresh Aroma of Flowers & Greenery

Today is the last day you ask yourself how to make wedding centerpieces that look terrific, are affordable and easy to put together. These flower-filled ideas will have you lusting after some amazing boho chic centerpieces.

Check out this image of how you can make affordable wedding centerpieces by simply using roses, ranunculus, green filler flowers, olive branches, and a mason jar.

Boho chic rustic affordable wedding centerpieces by simply using roses, green filler flowers, olive branches, and a mason jar.

Boho chic rustic centerpiece

These affordable wedding centerpieces are perfect for a shabby chic garden wedding. Leverage the simplicity of seasonal flowers or just pick your very own from the surrounding country side.

Colorful vintage boho chic wedding arrangement. Leverage the simplicity of seasonal flowers or just pick your very own from the surrounding country side.

Colorful vintage boho chic wedding arrangement.

Beautiful and simple centerpiece from a Texas wedding.

Beautiful and simple centerpiece from a Texas wedding.

Boho Chic affordable wedding centerpieces Ojai, CA

Boho Chic affordable wedding centerpieces Ojai, CA

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How to make affordable wedding centerpieces: Simply place your favorite flowers in a glass vases or in mason jars. Simply spectacular!

Afloral brings us this easy DIY for simple wedding centerpieces. How to make affordable wedding centerpieces: Simply place your favorite flowers in a glass vases or in mason jars. Simply spectacular!

Afloral brings us this easy DIY for simple wedding centerpieces.

Take a look at this image of wedding centerpieces for garden weddings with a bohemian chic style using plenty of sunflowers and recycled whisky bottles.

wedding centerpieces for garden weddings with a bohemian chic style using plenty of sunflowers and recycled whisky bottles.

Unique and affordable wedding centerpiece ideas.

 

 

Affordable Vintage Wedding Centerpieces

Have a look at these vintage-inspired and affordable wedding centerpieces. This image gives you an idea of how to make simple wedding centerpieces using a glass bowl that you might have lying around the house (or can borrow from a friend), candles and a pearls.

Vintage-inspired details are definitely great for brides who want their weddings full of nostalgia.

Vintage-inspired details are definitely great for brides who want their weddings full of nostalgia.

Inexpensive wedding centerpieces don’t have to look dull or cheap. With good taste, dedication, and attention to detail you can create the perfect ornament for your wedding tables. Here is a great idea to make an economic table arrangement. Place some roses and filler flowers in pot, add some white doilies and a wine bottle by its side and voilá! Vintage chic and really affordable.

Vintage garden table arrangements. Place some roses and filler flowers in pot, add some white doilies and a wine bottle by its side and voilá! Vintage chic and really affordable.

Vintage garden table arrangements.

Simple DIY for affordable wedding centerpieces

A vintage tea cup with gorgeous roses, a strand of pearls and a touch of gypsophila is a great, simple idea for your wedding centerpiece.

  1. Find a tea cup and saucer.
  2. Place the roses in the center.
  3. Decorate it with filler flowers and a strand of pearls on one side.
Follow this simple tutorial to make the best vintage wedding decorations for your reception tables!

Follow this simple tutorial to make the best vintage wedding decorations for your reception tables!

DIY wedding centerpieces: Jewel toned table arrangement| Simple, relaxed wedding decor is a huge trend | Beach themed wedding centerpiece | The wooden box adds a country touch to this beautiful wedding reception

Jewel toned table arrangement| Simple, relaxed wedding decor is a huge trend | Beach themed wedding centerpiece | The wooden box adds a country touch to this beautiful wedding reception

This color combo will definitely impress you. Vintage-inspired and very affordable centerpieces that look like a million bucks.

Candelabra floral centerpieces. This color combo will definitely impress you. Vintage-inspired and very affordable centerpieces that look like a million bucks.

Candelabra floral centerpieces.

A combination of good taste and soft pastel colors with a gold base for a romantic and elegant vintage look.

Vintage inspired simple wedding centerpieces at a Wisconsin Hotel reception.

Vintage inspired simple wedding centerpieces at a Wisconsin Hotel reception.

Modern and Affordable Wedding Centerpieces: Show off the Vases!

Simple wedding centerpieces can begin with a beautiful vase crowned with a good flower combination. Filler flowers, like the Gypsophila, grant a delicate look to these white vases. A great idea for simple and tasteful wedding centerpieces: white bottles with baby’s breath!

Extremely elegant and affordable navy and white table arrangements. This simple idea a bed of gypsophila on a blue bucket creates an elegant effect which is perfect for an industrial style wedding.

Extremely elegant and affordable navy and white table arrangements.

If you were wondering how to make simple, elegant and tall wedding centerpieces, this idea is for you. You will need some long branches, pearls strands, hanging votives, and pink flowers. It’s easy to do and very simple yet the combination of color and texture provides a stunningly modern look.

Get inspired by this centerpiece from a Richard Nixon library wedding.

Get inspired by this centerpiece from a Richard Nixon library wedding.

Candles are a good option for sublime yet inexpensive wedding centerpieces while at the same time, really easy and simple to do. Create a dreamy effect using lots of candles inside of lanterns, or floating candles on water. Just check out this stunning centerpiece with glass and candles galore.

Stunning and inexpensive beach wedding centerpieces that don't look cheap.

Stunning and inexpensive beach wedding centerpieces that don’t look cheap.

Simple Wedding Centerpieces: Rustic Elegance

Inexpensive yet, not cheap wedding centerpieces have the peculiarity that they can complement any wedding style. You just need to find a lot of inspiration, a little bit of time to make them and get ready to surprise your guests.

These rustic wedding centerpieces can be made with materials that are quite easy to find.

A mixture of color, materials and texture which is bound to impress. These rustic wedding centerpieces help the theme flow right from the ceremony to the reception.

These rustic wedding centerpieces help the theme flow right from the ceremony to the reception.

Unique rustic terrarium wedding centerpieces. A bit more work but so worth it!

Unique rustic terrarium wedding centerpieces.

This wedding table arrangement is very versatile as you can switch the base for another one with different materials or color and completely change its style. The tightly bunched white flowers create a strong visual impact. Consider using flowers like Queen Anne’s lace or hydrangeas that are easy on your wallet.

Chic and affordable centerpieces. Consider using flowers like Queen Anne’s lace or hydrangeas that are easy on your wallet.

Chic and elegant all white wedding.

This photo of a table centerpiece made with votive candles and small artificial rocks is a great idea for creating beautiful wedding table decor without investing a lot of time and effort.

Beach wedding decor. White orchids in bubble balls with lit up candles.

Beach wedding decor. White orchids in bubble balls with lit up candles.

Ultra original and simple wedding centerpieces. Corks in vase.

Ultra original and simple wedding centerpieces. Corks in vase.

Fresh wedding centerpiece. Yosemite Wedding at The Ahwahnee Hotel - Photo Colson Griffith

Fresh wedding centerpiece. Yosemite Wedding at The Ahwahnee Hotel – Photo Colson Griffith

Budget-friendly and simple wedding centerpieces: Do it yourself

No matter what your wedding theme, modern, industrial, country, or beach themed , you can make your own affordable and simple wedding centerpieces that look anything but cheap. Just follow these step by step instructions to make your centerpiece arrangements quickly and at a very low-cost.

  1. Find a suitable base to place in the center of your table.  It should be made from a material that best suits your style of wedding; anything from wood to glass. In this example, let’s use some tall silver candle holders.
  2. Next put a Styrofoam sphere on top of the chosen base.
  3. The image shown in this DIY is made from artificial flowers which should be cut at the stem.
  4. Stick the flowers together with white glue very tightly so that they remain in place. You can also use real flowers when assembling this wedding centerpiece. If you wish, cut the stems close to the bulb and attach the bulb with a florist wire so that it better grips the Styrofoam sphere.
DIY hydrangea centerpiece ideas for your wedding reception.

DIY hydrangea centerpiece ideas for your wedding reception.

An awesome idea for DIY table centerpieces is to turn different size wine glasses.

An awesome idea for DIY table centerpieces is to turn different size wine glasses.

Remember that if you decide to make your own affordable wedding centerpieces, you should consider that some flowers keep fresh longer than others, so plan your purchases carefully.

Let us know which one is your favorite!!

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45 Classy And Elegant Wedding Cakes: Graceful Inspiration Tier by Tier

These elegant wedding cakes all have something in common: they are stunningly beautiful. Whether it is a with touch of romance, glamour, simplicity or through their intricate buttercream piping, fresh florals, or elaborate cake toppers, these small and delectable works of art will definitely delight your guests. Pick your favorite!

Elegant stripes and bold poppies cake. This cake definitely makes a statement.

Elegant stripes and bold poppies cake. This cake definitely makes a statement.

Choosing wedding cakes is not a simple task. When we start looking for the traditional dessert for our wedding, we discover that there is a huge variety of wedding cakes. They vary not only in number of tiers, but also in decoration and style. Selecting one is a tough decision when there are so many and they are all so beautiful! Let’s see if I can help you pick yours! 🙂

Single-Tier Elegant Wedding Cakes: The Latest Wedding Trend

If you are planning an intimate wedding, you’ll love these cakes. If you are looking for something original and for what’s hot right now, you fall in love with them. And as wedding cakes do not need to be huge to make an impression, these single-tier cakes will stand out for their simplicity and elegance.

These elegant wedding cakes are not ostentatious and therefore allow you to play with texture to turn them into magnificent wedding decor. Translating these works of art into a traditional three-tiered cake would cost you a small fortune. So, splurge and decorate away, it’s only one tier!

These cakes can fit any wedding theme: from bucolic to industrial, from vintage or boho to shabby chic. They will even fit a beach-themed wedding!

Moreover, as the dessert tables and coffee bars trend keeps on growing, wedding cakes are being left uneaten. Such a waste! A single-tier cake will look amazing and I can assure you there will be no crumbs left!

A really tall single tier half dressed elegant wedding cake with lilies.

A really tall single tier half dressed cake with lilies.

 

 

The Whimsical Elegance of The 2-Tiered Wedding Cakes

If you don’t want to bet on the traditional and have a few more guests to feed, go for the 2-tiered wedding cake.

These cakes allow for a range of geometric combinations. For example, you can have a round tier atop a square or hexagonal one, or tiers of different heights with the same or different patterns.

Pull off an elegant industrial or a rustic glam look by mixing metallics and thin layers of buttercream.

Simple and elegant two-tier midcentury-Inspired wedding cake. Perfect for a beach wedding. Photography: festtagsfotog

Simple and elegant two-tier midcentury-Inspired wedding cake. Perfect for a beach wedding. Photography: festtagsfotog

Classic and Elegant Wedding Cakes: Three Tiers Of Flavor!

I promise that in one of my next articles, I will tell you the why wedding cakes usually have three tiers – but for now, let’s take a look at some three-tier confection masterpieces.

Are you looking for a glam look? Elevate your frosting from simple to simply elegant with shimmery silver or gold sequins. If your wedding theme is industrial, then cover one of the tiers with metallic accents. For a rustic look, go with a half-dressed or semi-frosted cake with a thin layer of American buttercream. Or cover it with edible pearls, fondant or sugar roses for a vintage look.

Half dressed or semi-naked wedding cake with gold leaf and fresh flowers by Cakes2Cupcakes.

Half dressed or semi-naked wedding cake with gold leaf and fresh flowers by Cakes2Cupcakes.

Four-Tiered Elegant Wedding Cakes: There’s Lavishness in Height

For a stunning and elegant wedding cake décor, let its height be the protagonist. Remember that sometimes less is more!

Choose a single color or incorporate a couple of your wedding colors on your wedding cake. Avoid mixing too many colors if you want to seriously rock an elegant wedding cake.

Elegant wedding cakes with four tiers. Write your vows across your cake in gold!

Write your vows across your cake in gold!

Sky High Wedding Cakes: Magnificent and Glamorous

If you’re throwing your house out of the window, then the sky’s the limit – literally! Wedding cakes can be as tall as the ceiling itself and huge weddings call for huge wedding cakes. Remember that the presentation of an elegant wedding cake is fundamental to highlight its magnificence.

If you're throwing your house out of the window then the sky’s the limit! Lavish & elegant wedding cakes.

If you’re throwing your house out of the window then the sky’s the limit!

As you can plainly see, there is an unending array of choices when it comes down to elegant wedding cakes. Pick the one that represents you best and enjoy!

Elegant Wedding Cakes Gallery

  • 2-tier vintage cake with jewel stones, gray and white design with symmetrical focus.

    2-tier vintage cake with jewel stones, gray and white design with symmetrical focus. Photography: photolavie
  • Great Gatsby wedding cake covered in sugar beading. Love the magnolia cake topper.

    Great Gatsby wedding cake covered in sugar beading. Love the magnolia cake topper.
  • Brownie tower. Unusual wedding cake tower ideas.

    Brownie tower. Unusual wedding cake tower ideas.
  • Half dressed wedding cake with fruit and drizzle.

    Half dressed wedding cake with fruit and drizzle.
  • Gorgeous and elegant rustic wedding cake by Amy Swann Cakes.

    Gorgeous and elegant rustic wedding cake by Amy Swann Cakes. Wedding Cakes and Celebration Cakes design North Wales.
  • Perfectly smooth black and gold wedding cake by Palermo’s Custom Cakes & Bakery.

    Perfectly smooth black and gold wedding cake by Palermo's Custom Cakes & Bakery.
  • A pair of owls as a cake topper because “Owl Always Love You”

    Such a cute idea for a fall wedding cake. A pair of owls as a cake topper because "Owl Always Love You"
  • Fabulous and elegant wedding cakes from Amy Beck Cake Design.

    Fabulous and elegant wedding cakes from Amy Beck Cake Design. A play with patterns, textures and geometry.
  • These simple delicate romantic wedding cakes are very stylish.

    These simple delicate romantic wedding cakes are very stylish. 3 perfectly smooth tiers with a touch of blue and gold.
  • White Minimalism.

    White wedding cake. Minimalism and elegance.
  • An elegant cake with a geode look captured by Tara McMullen Photography.

    An elegant cake with a geode look captured by Tara McMullen Photography.
  • Elegant wedding cakes for black tie receptions.

    Elegant wedding cakes for black tie receptions. Photography by Lucida Photography.
45 Classy And Elegant Wedding Cakes: Graceful Inspiration Tier by Tier.

45 Classy And Elegant Wedding Cakes: Graceful Inspiration Tier by Tier.

Blue is one lucky color. And for that reason, let's channel this positive energy with this gorgeous "something blue" wedding cake. Wedding cake Designs Nevie Pie Cakes.

Blue is one lucky color. And for that reason, let’s channel this positive energy with this gorgeous “something blue” wedding cake. Wedding cake Designs Nevie Pie Cakes.

 

 

This wedding cake from Sweet Bakes boasts modern elegance with its golden pattern and clean lines.

This wedding cake from Sweet Bakes boasts modern elegance with its golden pattern and clean lines.

The glowing tiers of this wedding cake appear to be lit from within. Very clever painting by Rosalind Miller.

The glowing tiers of this wedding cake appear to be lit from within. Very clever painting by Rosalind Miller.

Gorgeous blush pink with silver single tier wedding cake by Sweet on Cake.

Gorgeous blush pink with silver single tier wedding cake by Sweet on Cake.

A wedding cake that has nothing of traditional. Love the vintage touch given by the cameo, the writing of the vows, and the silver pearls. A creation of Frost Cake Co. Photography: Krista Fox Photography.

A wedding cake that has nothing of traditional. Love the vintage touch given by the cameo, the writing of the vows, and the silver pearls. A creation of Frost Cake Co. Photography: Krista Fox Photography.

Play with the wedding cake geometry. Two square and one round tier in different shades of grey.

Play with the wedding cake geometry. Two square and one round tier in different shades of grey.

Instead of Swiss dots or polka dots, cake designer Erin Gardner of Wild Orchid Baking Co. decorated the tiers with tiny fondant hearts, which gives the design a preppy-yet-whimsical feel. Photography: Mark Davidson.

Instead of Swiss dots or polka dots, cake designer Erin Gardner of Wild Orchid Baking Co. decorated the tiers with tiny fondant hearts, which gives the design a preppy-yet-whimsical feel. Photography: Mark Davidson.

Add a glamorous touch to your wedding reception with a lavish and elegant wedding cake.

Add a glamorous touch to your wedding reception with a lavish and elegant wedding cake.

This naked cake with jewels tones has all the airiness of a romantic, lighthearted affair captured by Flora + Fauna + Liz Stewart Floral.

This naked cake with jewels tones has all the airiness of a romantic, lighthearted affair captured by Flora + Fauna + Liz Stewart Floral.

Rosemary citrus cake with mascarpone-honey frosting. How delicious is that?

Rosemary citrus cake with mascarpone-honey frosting. How delicious is that?

Hand-painted cake with pink flowers perfectly vintage.

Hand-painted cake with pink flowers perfectly vintage.

It's got 4 tiers but it looks like 8! Thanks to the hydrangea in between the cake tiers.

It’s got 4 tiers but it looks like 8! Thanks to the hydrangea in between the cake tiers.

Bright and delicate 5-tiered cake with fresh flowers by Couture Cakery.

Bright and delicate 5-tiered cake with fresh flowers by Couture Cakery.

Tiffany-inspired elegant wedding cake designs.

Tiffany-inspired elegant wedding cake designs.

Buttercream wedding cakes. Elegance and texture!!

Buttercream wedding cakes. Elegance and texture!!

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