Wedding bouquet made of jewelry
      Wedding bouquet made of heirloom brooches

      I saw such clever and beautiful wedding details this year! I thought it would be fun to highlight some of my favorites of 2010 in a blog post. Here are some of the most interesting decorations, flowers, accessories, and food that I saw at weddings this year!


      Wedding guestbook skis
      At a winter wedding in Vail, guests signed these antique skis instead of a traditional guestbook.

      Photo tied around bridal bouquet
      A locket with a photo of the bride’s grandparents was tied around the base of her bouquet.

      Lavender wedding placecards
      Bundles of dried lavender accompanied each place card.

      Hot chocolate bar
      A hot chocolate buffet was a cozy touch for a winter wedding reception.

      Personalized wedding Converse sneakers
      The bride wore Converse sneakers that were personalized with her new married name.

      Lego cake topper
      This cake was topped with a Lego version of the bride and groom.

      Pink ribbon on bridal bouquet
      This bridal bouquet was fastened with beautifully laced pink ribbons.

      Potted herbs as wedding favors
      This bride and groom grew potted herbs to give away as wedding favors.

      Simpsons donut cake
      The groom was surprised with a Simpsons donut groom’s cake.

      Purple wedding shoes
      Of course I loved these purple Kate Spade wedding shoes.

      Homemade wedding cupcakes
      This bride is a baker who put an apron over her gown, and decorated wedding cupcakes before the ceremony.

      Names carved in bark for centerpiece
      This centerpiece sat in a pot covered with aspen bark carved with the bride’s and groom’s initials.

      Love bird reception theme
      A love bird theme offered many cute touches at this reception.

      Blue wedding jewelry
      These blue earrings were a perfect match for the bride’s eyes.

      Ski wedding cake topper
      The cake was topped with snow crystals, with the bride and groom skiing down the hill.

      Postcard wedding guestbook
      Instead of a guestbook, guests wrote messages and drew pictures on postcards.

      Wedding rosary
      This bride carried her grandmother’s rosary.

      Chocolate covered strawberry cake topper
      Chocolate covered strawberries dressed like a groom and bride topped this chocolate wedding cake.

      Diamond wedding ring
      This diamond was set so that it was open on the sides and bottom.

      Silver Louboutin wedding shoes
      Silver Louboutin wedding shoes added some drama to this bride’s ensemble.

      Pumpkin ring pillow
      Instead of a traditional ring pillow, the ring bearer carried rings fastened to a pumpkin at this October wedding.

      Pine cone groom's boutonniere
      A hint of pine cone was a beautiful Colorado touch for this groom’s boutonniere.

      Birdcage veil and hat
      This stylish bride wore a hat with a birdcage veil.

      Brown and red wedding cake
      This five-tier wedding cake was the perfect touch of elegance for this log cabin mountain wedding.

      Green wedding shoes
      These colorful green shoes added a subtle touch of color for the bride.

      Bridesmaid with purple dress and orange flowers
      This color combination of purple, orange, and green was a gorgeous touch for a fall wedding.

      Halloween wedding favor
      Guests at this October wedding received bags of Halloween goodies as their wedding favors.

      Virginia Tech groom's cake
      Instead of a groom’s cake, this wedding offered chocolate cupcakes honoring the groom’s alma mater of Virginia Tech.

      Personalized wedding champagne flutes
      The bride and groom’s new initials were etched into these champagne flutes.

      Dogs at wedding
      These dogs got dressed up for the occasion.

      Sangria at wedding
      Homemade sangria was a hit at this wedding reception.

      Antique Mustang at wedding
      This bride and groom left their ceremony in an antique Mustang.

      Grilled cheese snacks at wedding
      After a few hours of dancing, these guests were offered platters of grilled cheese sandwiches as late night snacks.

      Cookie wedding cake
      Instead of a wedding cake, this bride and groom served a tower of cookies, which was displayed next to a drawing of one of their engagement portraits.

      Cowboy theme wedding placecards
      These cowboy place cards greeted guests at a Texas-themed wedding rehearsal dinner.

      Place cards hung from tree
      These place cards were hung from branches with ribbons.

      Wedding gelato bar
      A gelato bar was a fun substitute for traditional wedding desserts.

      Outdoor urban wedding reception
      The bride and groom hosted their guests in an outdoor, urban wedding reception under the stars.

      Fireworks at wedding
      A cuddle under fireworks was the perfect ending for this wedding day.


      Sam loved the Lego topper. Anne loved the purple shoes. I love all of your stunning work!! My two favorites were the bride decorating her own wedding cupcakes and the couple preparing to leave in the classic Mustang. Such talent you have!!! xo

      I love the rhinestone laced, shiny sparkly bouquet – I love that it’s both vintage looking, and it will last forever! And I’m always a fan of anything that brings interaction to the wedding, the postcards, photo booths, guest books to draw in, stuff like that. Great post!

      Very creatively inspiring photography. Your work displays a great understanding of light and composition, a credit to the wedding photography industry. It’s not often one can say this but you have a fresh, individual style that is unique to you. Love these photographs.

      Mostly are unique and looks very beautiful if applied. Thanks for sharing it along with lovely PHOTOS.

      WOW, this is just awesome photography, lovely backdrop, great timing and perfect angles, great work….

      I liked the Simpsons donut groom%u2019s cake, well it looked funny to me. But “the bride and groom skiing down the hill” was very creative and looks delicious. The diamond ring looks marvelous.

      Thank you soo much for these beautiful photos! I even started to desire to get married myself)) There are so much creative ideas here! I wish I also had such a beautiful wedding! Beauty is in details.

      I like the Simpson’s groom cake and the Lego topped wedding cake.

      Great detail shots…. Sangria and Ice Cream Yum…. Nice shots some good inspiration here for me!!

      Great blog by the way!

      That jewelry bouquet is, hands-down, the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.

      All the details are so cute!

      i hope you never make THAT typo in your “weeing” or “weeding” albums you design. lol

      great pics and recap. some i recognized; others i did not. the Homer donut cake still cracks me up. that is AWESOME.

      so is the hot chocolate bar!!!!!

      What awesome photos (and creative brides and grooms)!

      Thank you for awesome ideas for the wedding ceremony! I hope to use some of them one day :)))

      Love that my wedding was featured so much! Glad you liked the little details as much as I did!

      Cool details, but obviously enhanced by the skill of the photographer. 😉

      I love these details! 🙂 I can’t wait to see pictures of your lil guy! You are getting close! 🙂

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