An Intimate Alfresco Wedding at a Historic Sarasota Estate

Bride with long veil and off the shoulder wedding gown walks hand in hand with a groom aside a bay at their estate wedding in Sarasota Florida.
Photo: Someplace Wild

Lauren and Josh met the way many modern-day couples do (and are shy to admit): Tinder. She traveled up to Tennessee to tour a college, and they matched. She was hesitant to re-enter the dating scene, but his classic pickup line, “Do you like fishing? Because you’re Lauren me in,” warmed her heart – and as they say, the rest was history.

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White, Blush and Gold Wedding at The Petroleum Club of Houston

A bride and groom look at each other while outside of a church in Houston.
Photo: Amy Maddox Photography | Venue: The Petroleum Club of Houston |  Accommodations: C. Baldwin Hotel

Sarah and TJ met while working in downtown Houston. With their desks conveniently across from one another, the two would talk for hours. “We became best friends and would get lunch and coffee together every day. That grew into messaging on skype all day at work and barely getting any work done,” says Sarah. “I remember thinking there was no possible way I could ever have enough time with TJ.”

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A Sweet Summer Wedding With a Vibrant Palette of Pink Hues

A bride and smile at each other outside with the sun beaming down on them.
Photo: Stephania Campos | Videographer: Cinematic Saviors | Bridal Hair + Makeup: Misty Rockwell Artistry

McKenzie and David met in 2017 on the last night of a cruise vacation. However, due to Hurricane Harvey, the cruise was extended by a week, giving the pair ample time to get to know one another. Flash forward to April 1, 2020, when David surprised McKenzie with a romantic proposal at a beautiful park with a few of their friends. “I remember looking at him and thinking to myself, “this…I need to remember this,” says McKenzie.

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12 Dress Styles for a Wedding Guest

Colorful flower embroidered mini dress by Oscar de la Renta for wedding guests
Photo: Cass Bird/Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

From sophisticated city weddings to casual countryside ceremonies, it can be challenging to figure out what to wear to a wedding, as a guest, especially while keeping the changing seasons and trends in mind. There are so many factors that go into picking a style, but ultimately you want a gown that makes you feel confident, stylish and fits well.

We loved gathering our top picks for each season for you. Match the dress of your choice to the time, location and formality of the wedding you will be attending! From a black-tie formal gathering to a laid-back country wedding, we have a variety of full-length, midis and mini dresses for you to choose from.

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Blush And Ivory Summer Wedding At Big Sky Barn

bride, groom, marine's, bridal gown, bridal bouquet, bride and groom portraits, outdoors, big sky barn
Photo: Kelley Craig Photography | Reception Venue: Big Sky Barn

Allie, an elementary school teacher, and Adam, a marine corps officer, met in high school when Adam played football and Allie was the cheerleader assigned to make him treats on game day. They officially started dating before Adam graduated and continued to be smitten with each other while attending Texas A&M University. Adam planned the perfect proposal with the help of Allie’s family. He popped the question to Allie on a platform at her family’s ranch, overlooking a bluff, as Allie’s grandfather hid in a deer blind to capture it all on camera!

For their summer wedding, the couple exchanged vows in a traditional ivory and blush church ceremony. Adam’s favorite moment was his first glimpse of his bride when the church doors opened. The decor for their reception at Big Sky Barn continued the timeless theme with lush flowers in shades of blush, light pink and ivory. Notes Allie: “Big Sky Barn has a sophisticated farmhouse feel which we complemented with neutral flowers and decor.” The 300+ guests enjoyed a delectable plated dinner of grilled petite filet and pollo Azteca, followed by a classic white wedding cake, a chocolate Aggie themed groom’s cake, and mini Boston cream pies (inspired by Adam’s mom who passed away in 2015) for dessert. After dinner, the celebration moved to the dance floor where the DJ had guests dancing until the wee hours of the night! “Our wedding planner asked if we were ready to go, but the dance floor was full and everyone was having such a great time that we decided to extend the reception for another 30 minutes,” says the bride.

We’re so happy to feature this young Houston couple and their gorgeous blush and ivory summer wedding at Big Sky Barn. Congratulations, Allie & Adam!

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