Archives for December 2013

Our Favorite Wedding Dresses of 2013

Today we are taking a look at one of my favorite wedding elements – the wedding dress! So many gorgeous dresses from 2013 – and love that we saw dresses in colors such as pink, green, gold + black too! So many pretty ones, right?!

bride and groom

One of my top personal faves was this custom designed dress by the bride from this wedding – photography by Matthew Morgan Photography

romantic bride

Sarah’s Vera Wang dress was simply stunning from this wedding – photography by onelove photography

blush pink wedding dress

Loved Marissa’s pink sequin gown by Keeradenaan from this wedding – photography by Dan O’ Day

vintage arrowhead bride

Abbygale’s vintage gown is such a perfect find from this wedding – photography by Tyler Branch

pink tulle wedding dress

We loved how fun + whimsical Janet’s altered Wtoo dress was from this wedding – photo by Kelly Braman Photography

free people wedding dress

Laura’s Mara Hoffman dress from her elopement was probably one of the most requested! And this dress is now available in The GWS Shop! Photo by Benj Haisch

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

The lace detailing on this BHLDN gown from this feature was stunning – photography by Laura Izumikawa Photography

first look

Cortnie’s custom Joan Shum gown was truly one-of-a-kind! From this wedding photographed by Jose Villa

pink wedding dress

Samia’s pink ruffled Watters gown from this wedding – photography by Alec Vanderboom

crochet ruffled dress

Danielle’s Rue De Seine ‘Louvre Dress’ from this wedding – photography by Nordica Photography


This gold metallic gown that Clayton Austin constructed from this feature – photography by Clayton Austin

secret society bride

This Inbal Dror gown from this feature – photography by Zoom Theory Photography

paris anniversary bride

And this pretty Claire Pettibone gown from this feature – photography by Laura Gordon Photography

Looking for more wedding gown inspiration? Check out our wedding dress gallery

In case you missed it, be sure to also check out our: top 10 weddings from 2013 and favorite bouquets from 2013

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Our Favorite Bouquets from 2013

Earlier this morning we shared our Top 10 Weddings from 2013 – so fun! Now we are looking at some of the pretty details that make up the weddings we love, starting with those pretty bouquets! Here are some of our favorites from this past year…

pink peony bouquet

Bouquet by Bows and Arrows from this feature – photo by Apryl Ann Photography

anemone with snakeskin wrap

Bouquet by Primary Petals from this feature – photo by Studio Castillero

brooklyn bouquet

Bouquet by Alexandra Abuza from this feature – photo by Our Labor of Love

rustic dahlia bouquet

Bouquet by Shotgun Floral Studio from this feature – photo by Edyta Szyszlo Photography

modern white and gold bouquet

Bouquet by Krista Jon from this feature – photo by Jasmine Star

changing seasons bouquet

Bouquet by The Southern Table from this feature – photo by Apryl Ann Photography

pink and red bouquet

Bouquet by Primary Petals from this feature – photo by Lehua Noelle

new years eve bouquet

Bouquet by Birds of a Feather from this feature – photo by Apryl Ann Photography

romantic peony bouquet

Bouquet by Honey and Poppies from this feature – photo by onelove photography

into the wild bouquet

Bouquet by These Buds a Blooming from this feature – photo by Laura Goldenberger

red bouquet

Bouquet by Bo Boutique from this feature – photo by Laura Gordon Photography


Bouquet by Blue Lotus from this feature – photo by Sara and Rocky Photography

green bouquet

Bouquet by The Little Branch from this feature – photo by Hazelnut Photography

moonrise kingdom bouquet

Bouquet by Honey and Poppies from this feature – photo by Laura Izumikawa Photography

palm springs protea bouquet

Bouquet by Floral Theory from this feature – photo by Joielala Photographie

protea bouquet

Bouquet by Primary Petals from this feature – photo by Farhad Samari

yellow and pink peony bouquet

Bouquet by Studio Fiore from this feature – photo by Jose Villa

So many gorgeous bouquets! Can’t wait to see what 2013 will bring, right? If you are looking for more gorgeous bouquets as inspiration, be sure to check out the bouquets in our galleries

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Our Top 10 Weddings from 2013

With the start of 2014 just around the corner, we thought we’d start the week with the top 10 weddings we shared on Green Wedding Shoes in 2013. These weddings were the most viewed, commented on, and shared on social media.

Looking back at the posts from the past year is always so fun for us….this year, we were especially happy to see how diverse our tops posts were geographically (from California, to Washington, to Australia and Austria to name a few) and how varied the styles were (from DIY to bohemian and even an elopement!). GWS is all about making your wedding all about you, so the variety of locations and styles is perfect for us to help inspire you lovely brides and wedding professionals. We love sharing all of the amazing weddings of our rad couples + talented artists….and we look forward to the great weddings we already have planned for 2014!

So, here we go! Is your favorite on this list?

idaho bride and groom

#10 You loved the beauty + simplicity in this Idaho bohemian backyard wedding photographed by Dylan and Sara Photography

bridesmaids with balloons

#9 Fringe, balloons, chevron + Napoleon Dynamite made this fun Austin wedding a fave! Design by Jesi Haack Design + photos by Studio Castillero

bride and groom

#8 This Austrialian backyard picnic wedding inspired lots of you to plan a carefree day and photographed by Samm Blake

bride and groom

#7 Cortnie (of Canvas and Canopy Events) planned such a gorgeous winter beach wedding. Photos by Jose Villa.

wedding party

#6 The bridal party from this Washington elegant rustic wedding was spot on with their style. Photos by Manchik Photography

haning long fringe

#5 Such a unique venue for this whimsical wedding in an airplane hanger with photos by Love is a Big Deal

holi dust wedding party fight

#4 Winter weddings can be so fun and this Alice in a Winter Wonderland wedding proved just that! Photos by Carmen and Ingo Photography

bride and groom

#3 This glamorous Malibu wedding (for Brendon Urie of Panic at the Disco and his gorgeous bride Sarah) was a dream wedding! Event design by Eco Caters + photos by onelove photography


#2 This gorgeous Texas backyard bohemian wedding had some of your favorite bouquets + dresses. Event + floral design by Bryan Long Flowers & Events + photos by The Nichols.

lake elopement

#1 And the most popular wedding? None other than this ultra romantic elopement at Rattlesnake Ridge in Washington with photos by Benj Haisch.

It was a pretty amazing 2013, right?! Stay tuned , as we are taking a closer look at our favorite details, bouquets, cakes + dresses next! (and be sure to check out some of our favorite engagement sessions from 2013 we shared on Friday). Curious what our top 2012 weddings looked like? Check those out here

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