Today we celebrate Veterans Day, and we thank the men, women, friends and family members who have fought for our freedom; past and present. We truly have heroes among us, and today, and every day, we thank you!
Mountain Side Bride – Laura Murray Photography
Southern Weddings - The Nichols Photography
United With Love – Luke Eshleman Photography
Erin Hearts Court
Again, Thank you to our Veterans, and the ones photographed here today!
Now here’s a trend I can totally get on board with: bow ties! You don’t have to just be a hipster to make this trend happen. It’s such a sweet and classy touch for your groom and/or groomsmen. There’s also so many great handmade and vintage options that fit into almost any theme or color scheme.
Lewes Bow Ties by Dina Malkova . MARTHUcom . OTAA . Bartek Design . knotco . Fox & Brie . Dorus Mhor
You’re probably wondering to yourself “Where have we been?” I get it. For a blog that has posted nearly every day for the last four plus years, it’s strange to just disappear. But, I’ll be honest, the last year has been a roller coaster of a ride. And, while I have an amazing team who has worked hard to keep this train moving, the truth is that it’s not easy to keep the wheels spinning.
So, what does this mean?
Landlocked Bride is not going anywhere. That I can assure you of. We’re working on a few things, in terms of content planning and adjusting so that we can continue to bring you beautiful inspiration from the middle of the country.
I only ask that you be patient as we move and shuffle.
As for your fabulous vendors out there, we ask that you continue to submit work. While we can source and source and source, we rely on your submissions for content. And, we WANT your content. We want to showcase your beautiful work and highlight the creativity that comes out of those vendors in the middle of the country.
And, if there is content you’d love to see, we want to hear about it! Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cheers and happy planning,
Get ready to see the most adorable flower girl, and such a sweet, loving couple. Tim + Tiffany were married this past June at the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs resort in Salida, Colorado. This is a true mountain setting: three hours southwest from Denver, all through windy mountain roads complete with the stunning front range views. The colors were a rusted orange and light gray. The guest favors were mason jars filled with ingredients to make chocolate chip cookies. What I love most about this wedding and this couple is how much their incorporated the love of their family, and daughter, who was their flower girl. Not only did they have her sign as their witness on their marriage license, she also tried on her mom’s wedding gown while the girls were getting ready. Insert awwww here.
From the Bride & Groom
We could not be more pleased with how our wedding day turned out. We spent a year and a half planning out every little detail about how the day would go, and everything turned out just the way we wanted it to. We found that flexibility and compromise were the two things that were most important to ensuring a smooth wedding day. If we were ok with some things going differently than we had planned, then we could look at the day as a whole and label it a success. We chose Mt. Princeton Hot Springs as our location because the area is sacred to us. We wanted to be somewhere that represented our love for Colorado, and that had some personal importance to us. Being in that beautiful natural setting with all of our close family and friends was incredible. We have never felt closer to each other than we did on that day. We can honestly say that we would not do anything differently. Every little bump in the road is what made the day memorable to us.”
My favorite moment of the day (aside from seeing two of my very good friends get married) was when Tiffany climbed up onto Tim’s shoulders (with a little help from her bridesmaids) after the ceremony. That and the cupcakes. The Oreo-topped mini cupcakes were divine.
I am a sucker for all things vintage. A sweet touch of vintage lace, a grandfather’s handkerchief or a heirloom piece of furniture that adds a touch of personality to the style of a wedding all make me swoon. However, what really makes me melt is a vintage ring. Whether it’s a piece that has been passed down for generations or a unique ring from years ago that a couple fell in love with, I just adore vintage wedding rings and bands. I’ve collected a few of my favorites below and ones that inspire me to go digging for more!
What’s the story around your engagement ring or wedding band? Do you love vintage or more of a modern bride? What vintage touches would you add to your wedding?
This is an outdoor wedding was perfect for this couple who met at prom. With a long distance relationship ending with a winter engagement, this summer wedding is full of so much love from all of their years together. Can we also take a minute to talk about the floating pom pons above the ceremony as well – this little addition to the decor is breathtaking and adds such a whimsical yet romantic feel. A gorgeous dress, stunning flowers, and an overall enchanting day!
From the Photographer
They met in high school, Michelle’s senior year and Rory’s junior year. Rory was on the cross country team with Michelle’s good friend Emily. Prom was coming up and Michelle didn’t have a date, and had her eye on Rory. So, Emily and Michelle concocted a plan, to Rory to ask her to prom. They stayed together throughout the rest of high school and during their college years, even though they attended different schools. Michelle graduated from Saginaw Valley State University on December 17th, and came to visit Rory in East Lansing afterwards where he was still attending Michigan State University. The following night he told me he wanted to take me out for a nice dinner to celebrate my graduation, and we went to a place in downtown Lansing. Afterwards, he suggested we walk over to the capitol to look at the Christmas tree, and he asked there.
Michelle’s Wedding dress was designed by Allure and the tuxes came Men’s Warehouse. The ceremony took place at Michelle’s father’s house in China, MI. Guests threw Lavendar buds and biodegradable confetti as the Bride and Groom made their exit. A lot of the details were done by the bride herself or with the help of family members. Michelle’s father built the door that they entered the ceremony threw and strung the paper balls with fishing wire. Their wedding cake was made by Debbie – a friend of the family.
Today we are spotlighting a wonderful little ETSY ship called Plumed. Weather you’re looking for a personalized gift for the newlyweds, or are looking for unique items to personalize your own wedding decor, this is an adorable place to look. From ring bearer pillows, to the perfect home accent, these pillows are sure to make a statement or two, not to mention are a fantastic keepsake. Check out their shop today!
Would you love to receive a Plumed pillow as a gift? I know I would.
This is one of my favorite trends that has become a staple for almost any wedding ceremony and reception. It doesn’t matter what your style is for the big day, you can find garland that matches it. You can get so creative with it and incorporate it into your theme so well. I’ve seen metallic, DIY, cupcake liners, even silverware! We’ve collected a few of our favorites below.
How would you use garland for your wedding? Would you go with traditional or more funky colors and styles?
Although you may be having a rustic, whimsical or vintage themed wedding this year, it’s no surprise that women and brides alike still enjoy a little sparkle from time to time. Below are 5 ways in which you can incorporate sparkle into your big day!
1) The Linens
Brooke Mayo Photography via Southern Weddings
2) Your Bridal Party
Jen & Chis Creed Photographers
3) Your Invitation Suite
Jupiter + Juno
4) Your Cake
5) The Table Decor (Table Numbers)
Ruffled Blooms on ETSY
How do you plan on adding some sparkle to your big day?