We love wedding dresses that are feminine with an edge, chic, and stylish with enchanting details. The kind of dresses that capture a romantic and eclectic aesthetic, and just scream “magic” to us. Ersa Atelier, Tara Keely, Hayley Paige, and Jim Hjelm are perfect examples of such kind. Their gorgeous designs balance the sensibilities of an inner ingénue and a sophisticate bride. Get ready for these gorgeous eye candy.
There’s nothing quite like the magical, romance-filled air found on the lavender fields of Provence, France! What better way to celebrate your wedding bliss than with a sweet photo session in this flawless, fairytale scene? The talented photographer duo Emm and Clau decided to capture their amazing trip to Provence through this unique “beautiful wifey” session. Join us as we share this lovely shoot overflowing with prettiness that will probably convince you to book a trip yourself!
Thoughts from the photographer
Emm and Clau: Oh Provence is unbelievably beautiful! The sunny weather, the picturesque landscapes, the special scent that you can smell in the nature, the old towns, the blooming fields of lavender, oh everything! We were so captivated! Heavenly charming! It is worth visiting for sure, and the perfect place for honeymoon!
Emm and Clau: Emm and Clau are both photographers, and we’ve been married for 2 years. We travel all over the world for destination photography, and Provence was definitely on our bucket list!
We knew we wanted to capture the surreal beauty of a lavender field and make it unforgettable by wearing a dreamy gown. We were so enchanted by the beauty and we are seriously considering to move to Provence for at least one year. You can really get inspired here!
Thoughts from the dress designer
Delicate: The custom-made gown that Claudia wears truly represents the romantic lavender field and castle of Provence. The photos capture the touch of magic combined with bridal couture.
The fairytale tulle dress with the cascading train and iridescent sequin-encrusted grey top can be perceived, through the vivid lavender color, as a modern redefinition of the traditional bridal gown.
About the dress designer – Delicate
Delicate is the universe where any future bride can make her dreams come true, by creating or finding here the unique dress, destined for one of the most important days in her life. Here, our vision blends with her dream and personal story to create the perfect wedding dress just for her.
About the photographer – Emm and Clau
Emm and Claudia Făgădar are fine art photographers and a married couple from Transylvania, Romania. They are dreamers, believers, and achievers with a true passion in weddings, destination photography, and portraits.
Find the photographer:
Emm and Clau Website | Facebook
Bridal Gown: Delicate
Modern weddings are steering away from the standard decor options, and moving towards ideas that are outside of the box. Sharing a little bit of your personality with each and every table has become a popular trend in wedding decor. Boring flower vase designs are out, and creativity has become a high-impact detail for any reception table.
Traditional floral decoration take a huge chunk out of your décor budget. This is where creativity helps. Consider carefully arranged centerpieces with minimal flowers, or if you are not a “flower person”, consider the option of having non-floral centerpieces. No matter if you are on a tight budget, a tight schedule, or just want to show off some creativity, today’s wedding centerpiece ideas are definitely for you!
Credits (from the top; left to right): Rebecca Wood Photography / Charles Tonstem / Elizabeth Anne Designs / Marja Schwedler / Julia Winkler Photography / Martha Stewart / Sunglow Photography
Creative Non-Floral Decor
Credits (from the top; left to right): D’Asigner Events / Bronze Budget Bride / My So Called Crafty Life / Logan Cole / Stephanie Haller Photography / Jose Villa / Vadim Photo / Meg Baisen Photography
Credits (from the top; left to right): Chard Photographer / Gossip Fashion Week / Maile Lani Photography / Lovely Little Details / Chad Morgan Photography / All About Honeymoons / The Nichols / Burnett’s Boards
Simplicity is the key with a bohemian bride. This whimsical, romantic, and laid back look shows a special charm with an unique personal touch. Most bohemian brides prefer gold accessories, lacey veil or headband, elegant dreamy dresses, and vintage-inspired hairstyle. With the ideal blend of romanticism and bohemian sensibility, these bridal ideas are sure to inspire you.
Credits (from top left): Peter and Veronika / Magnolia Studios / Closer to Love Photography / Carly Bish / Elizabeth Messina / Twigs and Honey
Credits (from top left): Laure de Sagazan / Eric Kelley / Katie May / Logan Cole Photography / Lucinda May Photography / Life in Bloom Photography / So Life Studios
Credits (from top left): Erica Elizabeth Designs / Kayleen T / Twigs and Honey / Logan Cole Photography / Twigs and Honey
Free and Joyful
Credits (from top left): So Life Studios / Jaqueline Shumate Photography / Sonya Khegay / Deidre Lynn Photography / Janelle Marina Photography / Peter and Veronika
There was a time when being a bride required an up-do, but Junebug celebrates the fact that modern brides can choose to let their hair down. From beachy waves to vintage curls, here are a few of our favorite wedding hairstyles worn down.
Photographs by Alison Conklin Photography and C&I Photographers
Over-the-shoulder – A popular look among vintage-inspired brides, the over-the-shoulder look is the definition of demure. This style is best for brides with medium to thick hair and with length past the shoulders. Let your curls relax near the nape of your neck and keep the ringlets more tightly wound at your ends. Add a flower or barrette, or keep it plain, and you’ll look beautiful both in person and in your photos.
Photo by Jules Photography
Softly twisted – If you’re an non-fussy bride, softly twisting your hair away from your face is a lovely wedding day style. Simply style your hair the way you want it to look and pin a couple of twists from right around your face to the back of your head. It’s a good idea to find bobby pins in a shade that matches your hair color, or style your twists with a vintage clip or even fresh flowers.
Photos by Therese Winberg and Geoff Duncan
Floral crown – Speaking of fresh flowers, one of the easiest and most popular hair trends is, of course, the flower crown. This is the perfect style for bohemian, low-key, and DIY brides who want the tradition of a headpiece without opting for a veil. Brides who wear floral crowns often choose loose waves for a more natural look.
Photos by Adam Alex and Milou + Olin Photography
Something sparkly – For elegant brides with luxurious taste, finding a sparkly headpiece for your wedding day will add the extra special touch every part of your wedding deserves. Avoid princess tiaras by selecting headpieces with vintage, whimsical, or art deco vibes, like jeweled combs and crystal halos.
You should feel the most beautiful on your wedding day, so don’t forget to test out your bridal hair style in advance to work out any issues you might run into. For more bridal hair inspiration, see some of our favorite Junebug brides with fabulous wedding hairstyles .
When we think about autumn brides, one of the loveliest wedding trends coming through this season has to be the stylish bridal cover ups! From bridal boleros, capes, sheer wraps and more, there are many beautiful ways to cover up your shoulder and fight off the chill. Here are some handpicked styles we absolutely love that will keep you warm and stylish.
Gorgeous and chic details
Credits (from top left): IZO Photography / Marissa Findlay / Jenny Packham / Badgley Mischka (photo by Jose Villa) / BHLDN / BHLDN (photo by Jonas Peterson) / Michelle March / KT Merry Photography / BHLDN
Credits (from top left): Oscar de la Renta / Monique Lhuillier / Karlie Kloss / Rue de Seine and Jessica Sim / Jesus Peiro
Simple and stylish, fashion-forward designs
Credits (from top left): Elizabeth Messina / Leo Patrone Photography / Franco Quintans / BHLDN / Mikaella Bridal / Southern Weddings / Polly Alexandre / Zahavit Tshuba
Your guests’ first glimpse into your wedding day will be delivered to them via mail in the form of a save the date. This single element has the power to show your loved ones what your whole wedding experience will be about. From this one piece of paper will come an invitation, ceremony programs, seating cards, menus, and more. Choosing a design aesthetic that fits both your personalities as a couple and the theme of the day is important to create a sense of consistency throughout. Here is some inspiration for pretty paper for your wedding day.
Images by Jennifer Ballard Photography , Melissa Musgrove Photography and Kevin Weinstein Photography
Calligraphy is a big trend right now from chalkboards to table numbers, and especially on wedding invitations. You may decide to hire a calligraphist to design your paper goods, or there are lots of workshops you can attend to learn the beautiful art of handwritten calligraphy yourself.
Images by Jillian Mitchell Photography , Curious & Co. , and Taylor Lord
Colorful accents in your save the date cards and invitations excite the recipients while also letting them know the color palette for your day. This is a fun way to let your guests start to visualize your wedding. If you’re still deciding on your color scheme, our color palette picker is a great way to see how different combinations look together and how they can be incorporated throughout your day.
Images by Michéle M. Waite Photography , Stone Photo , and Jennifer Ballard Photography
Personal touches are the best way to set your paper goods and your wedding apart from anyone else’s. Using elements created by you personally not only shows off your style as a couple, but gives something extra special to your guests that you put not only thought, but also time into. Hand-drawn illustrations and handcrafted pieces go above and beyond the average wedding.
We love seeing how the way a wedding looks on paper can inspire the entire affair. For more wedding inspiration, check out our DIY wedding décor inspiration .