A Provence-inspired lavender country wedding by a guy + a girl photography


Here’s a silly question — who wouldn’t want to get married in the south of France? The gorgeous lavender, rustic details and sophisticated atmosphere of Provence is enough to make even the most unflappable engaged couples swoon! Well, if you can’t get married in Provence, why not have it come to you? That’s what today’s couple, Debbie and Beau, did with their lavender country wedding at Ahmanson Ranch in Santa Monica!

You’ll be wowed by the rustic, rolling hills and majestic oaks of California as the backdrop for this wedding, which was decorated with lavender, wheat and more special touches like the groom’s family crest! The couple’s heritage was represented in their wedding in a way that made it so unique — but you’ll have to read on to see what I mean!

Captured by a guy + a girl photography, this is one day you don’t want to miss!

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Fun summer wedding ideas to keep guests happy

Sarah Morris Photography

Sarah Morris Photography via Wedding Ideas Mag

Everybody loves attending a summer wedding; however, guests may feel the need to bring with them more than usual to keep themselves happy and relaxed throughout the day – think a bottle of water, sunscreen, bug repellent and so on.

So, why not put your guests at the forefront of your wedding day and provide them all the summer supplies that they may need?! Not only will these fun summer wedding ideas make for happy guests, it also will make for a happy bride and groom since everybody in attendance will be taken care of and ready to help celebrate the day!

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The wedding ceremony rehearsal: how to pull off a seamless run-through

picnic wedding ceremony

Tori and Sal via Hello May

So you want to get married. You’ve booked the venue, have your A-team of wedding vendors, got your bridal party assembled and are ready to walk down the aisle. But have you taken a second to think about your wedding ceremony rehearsal? Probably not — even though it’s the precursor to a wedding rehearsal dinner, many brides forget to plan their ceremony run through until the last minute. And it makes sense — between all the other planning tasks you have to take care of, taking an hour to run through your wedding ceremony might seem like the least of your worries!

Well, stop what you’re doing now and take the time to schedule a wedding ceremony rehearsal with your officiant, family and wedding party. Not only will it make your ceremony go smoother, you and your attendants will feel confident and happy when walking down the aisle — not clueless and wondering if you’re all doing it right!

Wondering what goes into planning and executing a wedding ceremony rehearsal? We’ve broken down the details for you below!

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A whimsical DIY bike-themed wedding by Ardita Kola

Vintage DIY bike wedding photo

There’s something special about a couple that picks a meaningful motif for their big day — it says a lot about their past, personalities and happy memories together. Today’s beautiful couple, Tonya and Frank, were married in an almost all-DIY day that was brought together by a red tandem bike — the couple’s theme for the whimsical wedding day! Set against the beautiful outdoor backdrop provided by Auburn Heights, the ceremony and reception were made all the more memorable with handmade details and pops of red.

The whole day was captured elegantly by Ardita Kola Photography, who shared a little more about Tonya and Frank’s big day:

“From tandem bikes, to wonderful ballet props from Tonya’s past, to the beautiful venue at Auburn Heights and all the DIY projects Frank and Tonya worked so hard to create… everything came together into an awesome, eclectic and intimate wedding full of meaning and love as they were married surrounded by their most loved family and friends.”

Read on to see more of Tonya and Frank’s beautiful, whimsical bike-themed wedding day!

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