Best of 2012: Inspiration from Movies, Music, Art + Books

My Favorite Wedding Inspiration from Movies, Music, Books + Art

On Friday, I shared your Top 10 Favorite Weddings from this past year, so all this week I’m sharing some of my favorite wedding details + inspiration! Today it’s all about my favorite inspiration from movies, music, art + books! So much inspiration from pop culture for your wedding day. :)

dr suess wedding


One of my favorite real weddings from this past year was this Dr. Seuss Inspired Wedding designed by Amorology and photographed by Matthew Morgan. So much whimsy + color!

oz wedding


Or how about this Land of Oz Wedding that took place at an old Wizard of Oz theme park captured by Brett & Jessica?

banksy wedding


I loved how these two art lovers incorporated Banksy’s famous Balloon Girl in this Banksy Inspired Wedding photographed by Morgan Trinke.

where the wild things are


This fun styled shoot took inspiration from Where the Wild Things Are. It was photographed by Tin Can Photography and styled by Juli Vaughn Designs.

the night circus


One book that a lot of you loved was this styled shoot that pulled inspiration from The Night Circus. Photographed by Jessica Claire, the design was by Jesi Haack Design and Honey and Poppies.

anne of green gables


Another popular book was this Anne of Green Gables inspiration photographed by Jessica Zais Photography.

indiana jones


Something a bit totally different (in a good way!) was this tablescape inspired by the Indiana Jones movies and photographed by Studio EMP.

traveling musician

traveling musician


This Traveling Musician Wedding Shoot captures lots of great inspiration for music lovers and was photographed by Papered Heart Photography.

jane austen


Pretty romantic inspiration in this Jane Austen Inspired Shoot photographed by nbarrett photography with design by Molly Voth.

romeo and juliet


Love Conquers All in this modern Romeo & Juliet Inspired Shoot photographed by Becca Borge with design + styling by Sugar(ed) Event Design and Planning.

pan am


Come Fly With Us: Wedding Inspiration from Pan Am photographed by Vivian Sachs Photography and designed by Charmed Events Group.

I hope you enjoyed these picks! And if you did, you might want to also check out my favorite music + movie inspiration from 2011. :)

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Top 10 Real Weddings from 2012

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This past year we shared some pretty amazing real weddings. These 10 are the most visited, shared, pinned and hearted from the past year. So, let’s take a look and see which weddings you all fell in love with from the past year…

festival wedding


10. This Festival Inspired Backyard Wedding photographed by Jenny Kim Photo stole our hearts with their giant pink tent, the festival weekend atmosphere, and the triangle dining table – so many personal touches and gorgeous design by Sitting In A Tree.

lace and mint dresses


9. A Santa Margarita Ranch Wedding photographed by The Collective Photographers. So many of you loved the pretty bridesmaids dresses from Anthropologie, the train ride after the ceremony, and their barn reception at Santa Margarita Ranch.

boho wedding


8. This Handmade Boho Chic Wedding photographed by Priscila Valentina Photography was another favorite. With the gorgeous bride + groom, the lovely bridesmaids all in Free People along with the other Free People inspired decor, this one was a stunner!

amy smart wedding


7. Amy Smart + Carter Oosterhouse’s Eco-Friendly Wedding photographed by Harrison Studio was simply stunning. You guys loved that this celeb couple incorporated so many eco-friendly details into their day – as did I!

circus wedding


6. And how about this Vintage Circus Wedding photographed by Cameron Ingalls? This circus-loving couple went all out on their circus theme with a big top tent, fire breathing circus performers and so much more!

paper flower wedding


5. A Handmade Paper Flower Wedding photographed by Studio Castillero. So many of you loved all the great DIY advice from this sweet wedding – including the super fun paper flowers the bride + bridesmaids all carried (which was our top DIY post from 2012!).

woodsy wedding


4. This Woodsy Bohemian Wedding photographed by Ellie Grover captured so many hearts also. From the adorable flower girls, to the stylish bride + groom, and all their great details, there was lots of pinning from this wedding!

deanna pappas


3. DeAnna Pappas + Stephen Stagliano’s Southern Chic Wedding photographed by Callaway Gable was another favorite. This former Bachelorette favorite captured our hearts with her sweet Southern wedding to her love Stephen.

orange wedding dress


2. An Orange Wedding Dress Wedding photographed by Christine Pobke. It seems like I wasn’t the only fan of this bride in orange!

greystone mansion


1. And which wedding was the most popular in 2012? That would be fashion blogger Chriselle of The Chriselle Factor‘s Romantic Wedding at Greystone Mansion photographed by Jana Williams! So fun to see that you guys loved our Down the Aisle with Chriselle series and her wedding was a dream wedding for so many of you. :)

And since elopements were a fun trend to share last year, I thought I’d share the most favorite elopement of the bunch also! An Elopement at Yosemite National Park photographed by Carl Zoch was a dream wedding for so many of you. :)

yosemite elopement


Next week I’ll be sharing my favorite fashion details, wedding details, engagements and more from 2012, so see you all back on Monday!

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Win a Wedding at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day!

Empire State Building Contest


Lovelies: Do you dream of getting married at the Empire State Building? On Valentine’s Day? Oh, and how about having a celebrity event designer – Preston Bailey! – design your day? Well then, I’m excited to share this amazing contest with you! The “Love is in the Air” contest from the Empire State Building and Preston Bailey gives THREE lucky couples the chance to win a fab wedding! A customized wedding (or vow renewal perhaps?!) ceremony held at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day 2013. And Preston Bailey will create a customized motif for each couple’s ceremony.

Here’s how you enter: Submit a video of your love story via Facebook. In the submission, be sure to detail your dream to get married in the Empire State Building with Preston Bailey as your wedding designer!

Eligibility: All videos must be submitted by January 11, 2013. Both the Entrant and his/her bride or groom must be legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and 18 years of age or older. Read the terms and conditions here.

Winners Chosen: On or about January 18th, 2013

Prize: Three lucky couples will celebrate their special day with a customized wedding or vow renewal ceremony held at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day 2013. Preston Bailey will create a customized motif for each couple’s ceremony.

So, don’t delay…head over to Facebook and enter your video today!

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