Elegant yet Understated Wedding in Princeton (4)

Today’s real wedding brought to us by Janna of Kyo Morishima Photography, is timelessly romantic and brimming with elegant detail! Here’s Janna to tell us more:

Emily is one of the loveliest and most stylish brides we’ve ever worked with — but at the same time, she and DJ are utterly down-to-earth, kind-hearted, and sweet. So it’s no surprise that their wedding encompassed those qualities.

The setting was Princeton’s incredible Jasna Polana golf club, a stunning country club with one of the most architecturally unique clubhouses in the United States. Emily chose very simple, neutral colors and decor because the venue itself is so dramatic. She wanted the natural setting and the architecture to be the main stars.


Emily wore a Pronovias gown that looked stunning on her. Her bridesmaids wore long, taupe draped chiffon gowns from Azaie.

What’s interesting, though, is that although the style of the wedding was quite elegant and formal, the overall *feel* was relaxed and mellow! I think that’s because Emily and DJ set the tone with their laid-back personalities. The portrait session was  a blast — everyone was having so much fun just hanging out with each other, joking around, and enjoying the special day.


Congratulations to the happy couple and thank you, Janna, for sharing! For more information about Kyo Morishima Photography, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile.

What do you think about today’s real wedding? Let us know in the comments below!

Photographer: Kyo Morishima Photography
Ring Designer: Milanj Diamonds
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Dress Designer: Pronovias
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Joseph A. Bank
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
Invitation Designer: The Papery
Cinema and Video: DP Weddings
Floral Designer: Janet Makrancy’s Weddings & Parties
Reception Venue: TPC Jasna Polana

Cozy and Intimate Queer Wedding Inspiration (9)

We’re loving this gorgeous, rustic styled shoot, brought to us by Liv Lyszyk Photography, based in Grand Rapids, MI. Here’s Liv to tell us more:

I was so inspired by the look of Michigan Pines and wanted to create an LGBTQ shoot featuring a non binary couple. As a queer woman I often look for couples that I resonate with in publications. I haven’t found too many non binary people featured and I wanted to showcase Samantha and Brianna’s love. Drawing inspiration from vintage plaid blankets I chose a warm color scheme to go with the cozy vibes I wanted to capture.

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15 Wedding Traditions from Around the World

This fun infographic, created by Taylor of Invaluable, showcases wedding traditions from around the world. We’ll see some crazy concepts, like how in Germany, couples physically saw a log on their big day. However, a few of the traditions are super cute like the Mexican knot-tying or the Philippine dove release. Scroll through to see if any would work for your big day!

Every bride wants to make her wedding unique and perfectly tailored to her personality, which can be a daunting task. An easy way to incorporate individuality into a ceremony is through the inclusion of traditions. As some weddings move away from classic elements like garter toss, the adherence to two wedding colors and even the traditional first look, it is nice to find a way to still incorporate some traditions. A fun way to modernize is through infusing the cultural heritage of the soon-to-be married couple.

Taylor spends her free time watching nineties romcoms, and helping her friends pull together the details of their walk down the aisle. As an obsessive organizer she loves to focus on all of the details.

A Photographer's Top 5 Wedding Tips (1)

Today’s lovely guest post comes to us from Paige Young of Apaige Photography, based in Georgetown Township, MI.

Wedding planning can become super overwhelming. I remember becoming engaged and being completely overwhelmed with the next steps. However, I had an advantage, as I had photographed over 80 weddings, and knew what the day entailed and what I needed to book and organize. I began researching vendors first, I think this is something that is extremely important. A wedding needs a place, and a wedding needs service vendors. Being a photographer, that was the first vendor on my list to figure out. There are so many great photographers out there, there are so many kickin’ DJ’s out there, and there are enormous amounts of venues that are breathtaking. Being a creative, I wanted to share a few helpful hints and ideas to help choose ‘your people.’ I will discuss more of the photography side of weddings since that is what I am familiar with, but a lot of these things can be applicable to other vendors as well.

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4 Tips for Finding Your Dream Venue while Saving Money (2)

What if you could get married in the venue of your dreams and save money at the same time? Today’s guest post brought to us by Pixelicious (Montreal, QC) will show you how! Enjoy:

Many couples get engaged during the holidays, this is why wedding shows tend to occur in January. This also means that brides will be busy shopping for vendors and venues. The most expensive item on everyone’s list will most likely be the venue / reception. Clients get maximum ROI on their time and effort when negotiating with the venue. Here are some tips to help you find your dream venue despite being on a budget:

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Venue Walkthrough in Rochdale, England: The Royal Toby Hotel (1)

Photo Credit: Laurence Hudghton Photography

Today’s venue walkthrough is of The Royal Toby Hotel, located in Rochdale, England and our tour guide is Jordan Dawson, the venue’s Wedding Coordinator!

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The Royal Toby is a 53-room hotel, with two restaurants and a private wedding suite, all located within the grounds of a beautiful converted manor house in Rochdale. The Rhyddings Suite, build upon the former stable block, is beautifully appointed with stunning crystal chandeliers and beautifully crafted oak wall panelling. Fully self-contained, it offers couples exclusive use and all the privacy and personal service that affords. The Study, located in the original manor house, provides a further impressive backdrop for wedding ceremonies with its 1920’s Art Deco style interior, reflecting the glamour of the building’s history.

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Blush Garden Wedding in Gainesville, Florida (11)

This charming classic garden wedding comes to us from Samantha of Corner House Photography, based in Winter Park, FL! Here’s Samantha to tell us more:

Taylor Cornillaud and John Sansone tied the knot this month during their Sweetwater Branch Inn wedding in Gainesville, Florida. You may remember my darlings from their firefighter engagement session a month or so back. John, a firefighter, and Taylor, a Doctor of Physical Therapy student at the University of Florida met me out at John’s station for their themed engagement.

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Lunar New Year Wedding Inspiration (1)

This lavish styled shoot brought to us by Wendy of Asian Fusion Weddings (Toronto, ON) is truly a feast for the eyes! Here’s Wendy to tell us more:

Chinese New Year is always celebrated with friends and family at home, and eating together is always part of the 15 day celebrations.  Although food is a very important element at these get-togethers, often times the visual and aesthetic experience for our guests may be overlooked.  For this very reason, our team wanted to showcase two very distinct looks that anyone can do at home.  These decorative ideas are really simple to execute, but they really do enhance the dining table tremendously.

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4 Tips for Valentine's Day Engagement Photos (5)

Hey all you newly-engaged couples out there; today’s lovely guest post from Pixelicious (Montreal, Canada) is for you! Enjoy:

Valentine’s Day is here and this means a large number of lucky couples will get engaged! Although flowers and chocolates never get old, why not consider an engagement session to offer the experience your significant other truly deserves? The wintery backdrop makes the images unique. If you wish to make a statement in front of your family and friends, showcasing your engagement pictures taken in subzero temperature will surely impress. Here are 4 inspiration ideas that will make your Valentine’s Day memorable this year.

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