When I was planning my wedding, I loved looking at other people's wedding photos for ideas. It didn't matter if the couple eloped in Vegas or had a huge wedding on the family farm, there was always something romantic about each and every one. Yes, I am the girl who cries at weddings...my own, my friends, and even the fake weddings I see on TV. Hopeless romantic? Yep. But it's just such a beautiful moment!
I put together photos from my May wedding in a beautiful French courtyard in New Orleans, so you can get an idea of the theme I was going for as far as style and beauty.
The flower girl scattered rose petals from a bird's nest, and the ring bearer carried our rings in a mini nest, too. We had our signature drinks listed in a intricate frame and gave 5X5 "love birds" paintings as a favor. The bouquets had shades of red and purple with peonies, dahlias, and bluebird and black magic roses. The groom's cake was a replica of Mr. Cafe MicheleZ's guitar and our wedding cake featured Mexican celebratory flags and Dia de los Muertos bride and groom dolls on top.
I bought little birds and printed names with table assignment on silver paper and pinned them in. I also made my own program guides decorated with little bird stamps. We had a Polariod and sign in book and the table markers were also made by yours truly. I loved that day! Dress by Melissa Sweet -- I wish I could wear it often. I also made my own headband.
It's so nice to re-live a moment like this...especially with Valentine's Day coming up.
romantic wedding ideas
Maybe you can get some inspiration from these photos or share some of your own details from your wedding below.