Branch out from Pinterest for Wedding Inspiration

Pinterest is a great resource for wedding and event inspiration, but it can be difficult to find new creative ideas.  As an alternative, blogs are the perfect place to find original content.  Here is a list of our ten favorite wedding inspiration blogs along with their description of what they do and how they do it.

Green Wedding Shoes

“At Green Wedding Shoes, we are truly. madly. deeply. head over heels in love with love. We love sharing weddings with our readers and believe that there is no “right” way to throw a wedding. Whether you’re dreaming of an intimate wedding on a farm, a weekend camping adventure or a handmade wedding in a loft, we love them all! I love showing couples how their wedding can be all about them and that it’s ok to break traditions to make the day their own. Since beginning GWS, our mission has been to help couples personalize their wedding day and make it truly about the two of them as a couple, because that is what the day is about, right?! We love great photography – because it’s the one thing you have to remember after the event! And we have lots of great artists to recommend in our GWS Wedding Artist Guide to help create a GWS wedding. Our site started with us sharing amazing weddings and has now grown to also sharing entertaining, lifestyle, DIY and fashion + beauty features – so there is really something for everyone!”

Style Me Pretty

“Your go-to destination for all things pretty, Style Me Pretty has been inspiring brides- and grooms-to-be with everything they need to plan the wedding of their dreams since 2007. From the best vendors around the world and the most beautiful real weddings to wedding planning tips and tricks and the latest trends fresh from the runway, Style Me Pretty is here to be every bride’s virtual maid of honor and wedding planning BFF.

And, after the “I do,” Style Me Pretty Living is here with the inspiration and tools every couple needs to entertain in style, DIY like a pro and create the chicest house on the block.”

100 Layer Cake

“100 layer cake is a creative collaboration between friends and fellow designers Jillian, Amanda, and Kristina. 3 women, 2 weddings, years working as designers (not to mention thousands of combined hours poring over wedding and wedding-related blogs), and many extremely excited conversations later, 100 Layer Cake came to be.

We are a unique wedding planning resource for and by thoughtful, crafty, modern women. Our vendors, projects, and weddings are hand-picked, and thoroughly researched with the hope that every single one is a truly unique addition to both your wedding and your planning process. But being discerning certainly doesn’t have to mean expensive or exclusive. Our vendors have been carefully selected for their stellar reputation, exemplary service and impeccable aesthetic. We hope that you can find a perfect mix of vendors, projects, and inspiration to layer your wedding in just the right way.”

Wedding Chicks

“Wedding Chicks are all about sharing wedding inspiration, bridal fashion, DIY tips to inspire and inform couples before their special day. We also have Free Printables, one super cute shop. Happy Wedding!”

Ruffled

“Ruffled started in August 2008 as a space I could share vintage-inspired and handmade idea for weddings. Back then – which seems like ages ago – there was little or no resource on the style. Today the blog grew into one of the biggest resources for engaged couples seeking inspiration for their weddings, blending their unique personal styles into one heck of a gorgeous fete that go beyond the nostalgic love for vintage tidbits.”

Once Wed

“At Once Wed, we delight in simplicity with a twist of modern innovation, infusing beautiful design with meaning and emotion. Our clean, organic images and compelling content is meant to inspire you to tell your own love story,to dream beyond trend and tradition, and to create a day that feels deeply symbolic of the love you share together.

Through this timeless online experience, we hope to enkindle a conversation: one that sparks artistically innovative, authentic ideas, and encourages you to shape aesthetics around the significance of your union.”

Inspired by This

“Everyday we are inspired by beautiful weddings, aspiring entrepreneurs, exquisite homes, working moms, and more. We desire to bring that inspiration to you through our site! From the things we shop, to the cocktails we create, to the babies we are bringing up, Inspired By This is a lifestyle site dedicated to delivering beautiful content to readers at every stage of life. Whether you’re embarking on marriage, career, motherhood, a trip around the world, or a home remodel, our site is tailored to you!”

Junebug Weddings

“As one of the world’s most popular online wedding planning resources, Junebug Weddings is well-known for editorial excellence, showcasing phenomenal photography, and providing the most trusted list of recommended wedding professionals found anywhere in the world. Dedicated to helping couples plan the wedding they’ve always dreamed of, we encourage our readers to find and celebrate their own personal wedding style. On top of all of these great things, we are a group of fun, outgoing, artistic, and passionate individuals striving to make Junebug better with each day that passes. “

The Perfect Palette

“Since its launch 8 years ago in 2009, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative, and meaningful wedding day. By featuring only the most thoughtfully curated content, and by bringing heartfelt advice and creativity to every post, The Perfect Palette is a place where couples can find ideas and advice for planning their dream wedding.  At it’s heart, The Perfect Palette is a blog dedicated to exploring the color palette possibilities for weddings and parties. From styled shoots, to color tips, The Perfect Palette is all about sharing creative and colorful styling ideas.”

“A self confessed wedding junkie since the age of 13, Maggie loves the romance and beauty of weddings. Passionate about the rustic style and eager to share her discoveries and ideas while planning her lakeside wedding at her family’s summer cabin in Northern Wisconsin she started blogging. With millions of monthly readers Rustic Wedding Chic has become the number one online resource for rustic & country weddings.”

Wedding Centerpiece Inspiration

Get inspiration from a gallery of different floral centerpieces
Get inspiration from a gallery of different floral centerpieces

You’ve come to the right spot if you need some inspiration for how to dress up your wedding reception tables with floral centerpieces. Here we round up some of our favorite looks from Warrenwood Manor weddings. You’ll see different styles, different budgets, different seasons, and different florists.  Enjoy!

*Feature image by Daring Tales of Darling Bones & flowers by Fields in Bloom

Pink, peach, white & coral floral centerpiece in wooden box. Ben Keeling Photography, Doug Smith Events
Pink, peach, white & coral floral centerpiece in wooden box. Ben Keeling Photography, Doug Smith Events
Pink, peach, white & coral floral centerpiece in wooden box. Ben Keeling Photography, Doug Smith Events
Traditional centerpiece, white & green, in silver pitcher. Emily Wakin Photography
Traditional centerpiece, white, green & peach , in silver pitcher. Emily Wakin Photography
Fall wedding, gold compote centerpiece with white, blush and burgundy. Hilly Photography. Jeanie Gorrell Floral Design
Fall wedding, gold compote centerpiece with white, blush and burgundy. Hilly Photography. Jeanie Gorrell Floral Design
Greenery garland on blush linen with gold accents at head table. Hilly Photography. Jeanie Gorrell Floral Design.
Bud vases on wood slice for cocktail table centerpiece. Cassie Lopez Photography.
Peach & coral garden roses in wooden box for banquet table centerpiece. Cassie Lopez Photography. Doug Smith Events.
white, rose gold and coral glam floral centerpiece. Keith & Melissa Photography. Stems, LLC.
Rustic wildflower centerpiece on sage linen. Grant Aumiller Photography
Minimalist centerpiece, greenery only, eucalyptus. Cassie Lopez Photography
White, red and pink floral centerpiece, rustic glam. Photo by Daring Tales of Darling Bones
Vintage centerpieces with old books, bud vases and crochet doily. Hazelfield Farm. Erin Trimble Photography.
Vintage centerpieces with old books, bud vases and crochet doily. Hazelfield Farm. Erin Trimble Photography.
Greenery garland with pink blooms and gold accents down banquet table. Doug Smith Designs & Events. Honey Heart Photography.
Clear & purple bud vases with white & purple booms centerpiece. Doug Smith Designs & Events. Hilly Photography.
Simple wooden box centerpiece. Doug Smith Designs & Events. Hilly Photography.
Vibrant centerpiece with pink & orange flowers in ball mason jar. Fields in Bloom. Josephine May Photography.
Greenery garland with pink blooms and gold accents down banquet table. Doug Smith Designs & Events. Honey Heart Photography.
Vintage vibes centerpiece with white lantern and soft florals. Christy Lee Photography. Swan's Landing Flowers.
Vintage vibes tablescape with soft florals. Christy Lee Photography. Swan's Landing Flowers.
Aqua, navy & gold tablescape. DIY Flowers. Sarah Katherine Davis Photography.
Spring pastel floral centerpiece in mason jar. Purple, pink & white. Honey Heart Photography.
Simple centerpiece with bud vases and candlesticks. Leah Berry Photography.
Eucalyptuc garland on runner down banquet table. Meghan Thomas Photography.
Simple lantern centerpiece with eucalyptus. Meghan Thomas Photography.
Vibrant tablescape with cobalt blue, pink and white. Jessica Moore Photography.
Unique floral arrangement in wooden box, great texture & color, Photography by Jessica Moore.
Simple summer tablescape. Burlap runner with bud vases. Cassie Lopez Photography. Meadowview Flower Farm.
Bourbon barrel candle holder centerpiece on banquet table. Emily Wakin Photography.
Rustic centerpiece, yellow and white flowers in jar on wood slice. Daring Tales of Darling Bones Photography.
Rustic centerpiece, yellow and white flowers in jar on wood slice. Daring Tales of Darling Bones Photography.
Pink & ivory tablescape by Bryant's Rent All and Stems LLC. Photo by Keith & Melissa Photography
White and soft pink floral centerpiece with eucalyptus. Kaylie Plummer Photography.
White and soft pink floral centerpiece with eucalyptus. Kaylie Plummer Photography.
Garden inspired floral compote centerpiece. purple, green, burgundy and white. Stems LLC. Keith & Melissa Photography.
Rustic country mason jar centerpiece, burlap runner and wood slice. Rainwater Photography
Refined rustic tablescape with lanterns and copper vessels. Bryant's Rent-All, Stems LLC and Keith & Melissa Photography.

Your Wedding Ceremony, Your Way

Visit the Warrenwood Manor blog for tips on how to personalize your wedding ceremony. Make your wedding ceremony special with these unique ceremony ideas and tips.
Visit the Warrenwood Manor blog for tips on how to personalize your wedding ceremony. Make your wedding ceremony special with these unique ceremony ideas and tips.

A wedding ceremony can be vastly different from one couple to the next, but there are certain traditions that have withstood the test of time.  You’ll definitely want to exchange rings, state your vows and share your first kiss.  Even so, there is room for personality in every ceremony.  Your ceremony can be short and sweet or lovingly longer.  It can be formal or casual.  It can be religious or non-denominational.  The look, tone, and content of your ceremony can and should be personalized to fit you and your fiance.

The Look

Create a style for your wedding ceremony that represents who you and your fiance are as a couple.  For example, if you’re simple and earthy have an outdoor ceremony with minimal decor.  If you prefer a more polished, sophisticated look, opt for an indoor wedding ceremony with a classic color palette and more elaborate florals.  Consider the following factors as you decide on a look for your event.

  • Location:  This is the single most influential decision you will make for the look of your ceremony.  Do you have a “special place” you want to get married?  If you want your ceremony outside, do you want it in a field, a garden, by the lake or under a tree?  If you want it indoors, do you like the look of a museum, warehouse, hotel ballroom, barn or historic home?  There are so many options, you just have to determine what fits you and your event best.
  • Type of Seating:  Hay bales, benches, folding chairs, mismatched antique chairs, and church pews all give a different vibe to your ceremony.  Decide what goes with the atmosphere you are trying to create.
  • Decor:  Ceremony decor can include a guestbook table, aisle decor, alter decor as well as many other miscellaneous items.  Including decor that means something to you, like Grandpa’s writing desk as the ceremony table, can really bring personality to your ceremony look.  Remember more is more, but less is more sometimes too. (Does that make sense? Haha)  Also, choose florals that reflect what you like.  Some people just don’t like roses, for example, and it is totally fine not to use them.
  • Wedding Party Attire:  You can really make a statement with what you and your wedding party wear during the ceremony.  The color palette, pattern, style, and level of formality accent the look of your ceremony.
Intimate Indoor Ceremony at Warrenwood Manor
Intimate Indoor Ceremony at Warrenwood Manor. Photo by Cassie Lopez Photography.

The Tone

Tone can be further described as the mood, the feel or the atmosphere of an event.  The two major elements that contribute to the tone of your wedding ceremony are your music and your officiant.

  • Music:  Choose music that means something to you.  For example, I had “Amazing Grace” play during the unity ceremony at my wedding.  Everyone says it’s a funeral song, but it is one of mine and my grandmother’s favorite songs, so now it’s a wedding song!  The song playing during your exit is a great opportunity to show some personality.  You can also have family or friends preform during the ceremony for another personal touch.
  • Officiant:   The officiant you choose will set the tone for how religious or not your ceremony will be.  Go with a church pastor, youth minister, religion professor or priest if you want a traditional service.  There are many other options if you want a more non-denominational ceremony.  Either way, it is usually best to choose an officiant that knows you well; it helps calm the nerves.  Make sure you discuss whether or not you want stories, jokes and audience participation included in your ceremony.
Bride and Groom during their southern glam barn wedding ceremony
Rustic southern glam barn wedding. Photo by Legacy Art Photography & Videography.

The Content

The substance of your wedding ceremony says a lot about what you and your fiance care about and the message you want to send the world about the commitment you are making to each other.  That sounds intense, but your officiant should be able to guide you through the process.

  • Readings: Pick quotes and/or Bible verses that you love.  It can be the quote on your fridge magnet that you live by every day, a lyric from a favorite song or something that’s stuck with you from a book you read years ago.  Your officiant can help you if you don’t have a set quote in mind but know the essence of what you are trying to say.
  • Your Vows:  Some of you may opt to personalize vows by writing your own.  This takes time and thought, but allows you to say exactly what you want.  For those of you that tend to get emotional or think you may get really nervous, it may be best to stick with vows provided by your officiant.
  • Unity Ceremony:  A unity ceremony symbolizes the union of two individuals into one marriage.  Not everyone decides to do a unity ceremony during their ceremony, but if you like the idea, you have a lot of different options.  For example, you can do a candle lighting, mix colored sand or water, plant a tree, break a loaf bread or braid a cord of three strands.  We’ve even had a couple take a shot of bourbon for their unity ceremony!  You can be as creative as you want or go with a classic option.

My number one piece of advice for you is to be unapologetically yourself.   Don’t give in to outside pressures to portray an idealized version of yourself for your guests.  Embrace your individuality and your identity as a couple by personalizing your ceremony to your taste.  It’s okay to adhere to standard practices, but empower yourself to skip any tradition that you don’t like, don’t believe in or don’t care about.

Feature photo by Jessica Moore Photography.

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