Create a wow moment
Because the barn’s ceiling height was so dramatic, Krissy Klingenberger and Katie Carlin wanted to construct a creative installation that was worthy of the space. Using an electric scissor lift, 250 assorted silk flowers were stapled at the seams from floor to ceiling in crisp lines to really drive home the height and contrast the modern feel of the backdrop against the more traditional structure. Photography by Willow Roots Photography.
Embrace your venue’s history
Your reception site used to be a car dealership? Spray paint some kid-size vehicles gold and use them as a place cards. (Or whatever makes sense for your venue.) Photograph by Feather and Fawn Photography.
Not everyone has to be in on the joke.
A love patch sewn on the backside of a tie is thoughtful and the perfect way to capture an inside joke. Photograph by Hope Taylor Photography.
No Soldier Left Behind
This couple displayed a (favorite) beer for each friend who missed their wedding because they were serving our country. Photograph by Joy Aleman.
A basket in each bathroom, filled with little necessities to help guests be prepared no matter what, is not essential, but it’s a worthy extra step. Photography by L.A. Birdie Photography.
A wedding as art
This living wall escort card installation created by Lemon & Lime Event Design, and inspired by a French Provençal garden, not only lets guests know where they are seated, but these hand-pressed dried flowers calligraphed with the guests’ names are also the favors. Photograph by Abby Jiu.
Old Bay & New Bae
The most perfect display for a summer wedding is the classic crab spice turned into a wall of place cards, brilliantly executed by Victoria Clausen Floral Events and A. Dominick Events. Photograph by Jodi & Kurt Photography.
Hire a photographer who thinks outside the box
This couple slipped out of their reception when their photographer, Kate Ann Morris, spotted this grocery store Christmas tree lot next door. It’s Hallmark movie perfection.
Make an entrance
This groom surprised everyone by using a helicopter for his Baraat procession. Photograph by Tricia Sameel.
Blow your budget on flowers
Turn the flower wall on its head by creating a showstopper, like this one by floral designer Jack Boone. Another bonus: strategically placed flower boxes keep guests from taking an iPhone snap right when your photographer is about to capture your first kiss. Photograph by Artful Weddings by Sachs Photography.