The official wedding season may have come and gone, but there are plenty of brides taking advantage of the crisp and nostalgic Fall months for their big days. And if you're having a wedding around Thanksgiving, there are some creative ways to give it some of the holiday's magic without getting cheesy. Here are some festive ways to incorporate Thanksgiving into your wedding!
Who says Summer is the most popular time to get married? If you notice how many celebs have gotten hitched since September, you'd think there was one every other day. We can count Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Kate Bosworth — and that's just the beginning! All weddings have been beautiful in their own right, and we're stealing some major inspiration for how to throw a paparazzi-worthy wedding before Winter rolls around. Ready, set, check out these five great ideas.
From Bosworth to Seth Meyers, a handful of celebs took a chance on the chill and got married outside on bluffs and in vineyards. With the right additions, an outdoor wedding can go from cold to cozy.
For outdoor ceremony decor, look to Meyers or Rose McGowan, who both exchanged vows with their partners under an adorned chuppah. It's a lovely way to make the celebration feel more intimate.
In October, Clarkson had a small ceremony when she eloped with Brandon Blackstock. For one of their photos, the pair posed in front of a wooden bridge decorated with string lights, which would make a dazzling Fall touch.
Although wedding tablescapes don't need to be elaborate or expensive, a table filled with detail will set the stage for a memorable meal. Between the seasonal foliage and warm earth tones, an Autumn wedding allows for plenty of opportunity to get creative at your reception. Inspired by all types of themes, from the rustic to the romantic, here are a few ways to set the table at your wedding (or dinner party) this Fall!
Good news for modern brides who prefer cooler temps over sunny Summer days: wedding season has broadened to include the Fall and Winter months. Just ask Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel or John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, who had infamous Fall weddings. While it appears neither of these celebrity couples gave their big days any Halloween flair, there are actually many couples who do!
Graveyards, skulls, and jack-o'-lanterns aren't typically associated with a wedding, but if you're brave enough to go a little dark on your big day, then a Halloween-themed bash is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The spooky holiday is coming up, so get in the spirit of All Hallows' Eve with these hauntingly fun and beautiful Halloween weddings!
Sure, discos and wedding receptions do have a few things in common: a crowded dance floor, gussied up attendees, and often plenty of booze. Until we spotted the disco balls at this reception, though, we couldn't have imagined that they could also share decor. Hung in a trio of varied lengths above a table, it's easy to see these disco balls for exactly what they are: mirrored mosaics that beautifully reflect light. Still, does that make them wedding-appropriate? We want to know what you think!
If you and your groom are all about football, you can carry that passion into your wedding day without having to sacrifice style. We're taking a look at couples who brought football-inspired touches to their nuptials in a creative, thoughtful way — no cheesy pigskins in sight. Hoping to celebrate your love for the game with a few special details? Huddle up with your honey to see football-inspired venues, flowers, paper goods, and more!
If you're looking for a fun, simple way to add a personal touch to your big day, look no further than a creative wedding sign. Whether it's guiding your guests to the ceremony, welcoming them to the reception, or helping them find their seats, a unique sign is one of the best ways to convey your style. Need a bit of inspiration? Check out these 33 statement-making signs to help you channel your own creativity.
School's back in session for pencil pushers this time of year, and we're feeling nostalgic for the scent of library books and the days of reading textbooks in coffee shops. We're not ashamed to admit we have a nerdy side, and we think book- and library-inspired details would make any engagement party, bridal shower, or wedding that much more of a page-turner. So if you're a bookworm like us, dive into these ideas for adding literary charm to your big-day celebrations.
What do you get when a fantastic fashion designer and a rock star get married in beautiful Barbados with the help of Martha Stewart Weddings? A fairy-tale day to end all fairy tales. We have exclusive photos of the couple's romantic nuptials, complete with tips on how to get a similar look. Read on but be warned — this wedding is going to make you swoon.
Tip: Having flower girls carry flags is infinitely easier than asking them to throw flower petals!
The smallest members of the bridal party posed in front of a simple green background. Behind them is a flag they carried to announce the bride with the words, "On This Day in May . . . " The wedding and reception were held on a 350-year-old rum distillery, full of lush picture-perfect backdrops.
Erin's young bridal attendants wore head wreaths made from vintage silk cherry blossoms and gold paper leaves.
Tip: A dress code adds to the aesthetic.
Even the guys (mostly) adhered to the suggested pastel dress code suggested by the bride. The groom, rocker Gabe Saporta, stood out among his friends in an all-white ensemble. A guest dress code might be controversial (paging Kim Kardashian), but for those who care about aesthetics — and the photos that will forever preserve them — it can be a move that pays off big time.
Tip: Coordinate your photo backdrop ideas with your wedding theme!
Guest James Van Der Beek dipped wife Kimberly in the storybook-inspired photo booth, just one of the details that made up the magical reception decor.
Tip: Decorate with floral swag made from paper so it will last long after the wedding celebration.
The groom led the bride in their first dance — a waltz! — as husband and wife under a fabric canopy adorned with swag made from ivy and grapevines. Erin said that taking dance lessons with her betrothed was the highlight of the wedding planning.
If you know you want pink to be part of your color palette, but you're not sure which shades to pair it with, not to worry — we've rounded up a range of colors to try alongside your favorite rosy hue. From elegant options to more bright and punchy picks, these modern color palettes are sure to leave you inspired. Struggling to settle on a color palette for your big day? Take a look at these fresh color pairings for your next party!