Real weddings are, in my opinion, the best source for inspiration! Who am I? Tilley! Your weekly wedding blogger!
From the first wedding we featured in 2016, all the way to the last, they have all been nothing short of amazing. A few, however, really stand out in my mind so I wanted to create a “favorites” list for y’all! Let’s begin with details…
Photo by Krysta Norman
This little flip invite really captured the essence of Mary and Andrew’s wedding in Charlottesville, VA. I love the texture and colors they choose to capture a rustic feel.
Photo by Kimie James
Can y’all tell that I love bright colors? Cara’s whole wedding day was GORGEOUS…check it out here.
Favorite Place Cards:
Photo by Krysta Norman
This detail from Claire and Justin’s wedding might be one that I went the craziest over all year. These little pieces of glitter paper not only tell each guest where to sit, but they can also be attached to the stem of your glass to make sure no one mistakes their glass for yours! Genius!
The sand dollars from Whitney and Ryan’s wedding were a close second though 😉
Photo by Lauren Paige
Everything from Christian and Megan’s wedding was larger than life! I love this cake with the cascading flowers and sweet topper.
Favorite Bridesmaid Dresses:
I am a fan of giving bridesmaids a color to stick to and letting them express their own style. Becca did this exactly for her maids for her big day and it turned out beautifully!
Favorite Bridesmaid Gift:
Photo by Brett Denfeld
Finding the perfect gift for your maids can be so tough. Kristen chose these adorable necklaces with charms that represent each of her besties and I loved it! So unique and thoughtful.
Favorite Classic Wedding Gown:
Photos by Shannon Moffit
Lauren’s whole wedding day was the epitome of class. From her pink and navy color scheme to her gorgeous side swept hair, I know even Kate Spade herself would have approved. Her lace gown wins the title of Favorite Classic Gown of 2016.
Favorite Unique Wedding Gown:
Photo by Kelli Brewer
Not only am I obsessed with Alison’s illusion neckline dress, but this is probably my favorite couples photo EVER. So much happiness!
Now lets check out some venues…
Favorite Indoor Ceremony:
Photos by Audrey Rose Photography
Favorite Outdoor Ceremony:
Favorite Reception Location:
Photo by: Samantha Martin
Aaron and Diana had a stunning wedding and this outdoor pavilion was the icing on the cake!
Top 3 Favorite Couple’s Portraits:
Photo by: Edward B Photography
This photo from Leo and Paola’s snowy wedding day is a dream come true!
Photo by: Carla Jane
Cassandra and Allen are the smiliest Bride and Groom of 2016 which is why this photo is one of my favorites. Check out their wedding day here.
Photo by Abby Grace Photography
Cherry blossoms and this perfect couple made this pic an easy favorite.
Now for the big one…
Favorite Wedding of 2016
Aarti and Dominik were married in a giant storm and it was amazing! From her two-piece dress to this wood alter, every moment was a beautiful as is was memorable!
Thanks to all the couples and photographers that helped make 2016’s real Virginia #weddingWednesday posts a success! To submit a wedding for 2017, email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “#weddingWednesday” in the subject line!
Happy New Year!
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