The bride's pink shoes add a flirty pop of color

8 Ways for Unconventional Brides to Wear a Pop of Color

(Above) Martina Liana “Carter” ivory silk corset bodice and “Sachi” tea-length skirt from Ellynne Bridal. Gurhan gold and pink tourmaline necklace and Kirk Kara rose-gold and pink sapphire rings from Borsheims. Gold necklace from Michael Tish Jewelers. Bouquet by Memrical Design Studio.

(Below) Allure Bridals style No. A2002 ivory beaded top and style No. A2011 crepe fit-and-flare skirt from Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear. Doves St. Barths Blue collection quartz and turquoise earrings from Borsheims. Lovebird Jewelry Collective rhinestone tennis bracelet from Blush Bridal Boutique. White-gold diamond rings from Michael Tish Jewelers.

   

(Above) House of Wu style No. 22889 chiffon gown with plunge neckline and circle skirt from adorned Bridal. White-gold diamond earrings from Michael Tish Jewelers.

(Below) Claire La Faye “Harlan” crepe bell-sleeve top and “Blake” wide-leg trousers from Noa Brides. Oval amethyst, pink tourmaline and diamond ring from Borsheims.

(Above) Enchanting by Mon Cheri Bridals style No. 119111 embroidered Schiffli lace and tulle sequined gown from The Bridal Collection. Kendra Scott “Annaliese” maroon jade pendant and “Charmian” gold drop earrings from Borsheims. Rose-gold starburst diamond ring from Michael Tish Jewelers.

(Below) Justin Alexander style No. 9904 strapless sweetheart ballgown from Dream Dress Express. Earthen Joy gold tassel earrings from Noa Brides. Yellow- and white-gold diamond band from Michael Tish Jewelers.

(Above) Justin Alexander style No. 88023 jewel-neck ballgown with layered tulle skirt from Blush Bridal Boutique. Diamond ring from Michael Tish Jewelers. Custom-dyed pink veil (held) from adorned Bridal. Floral backdrop by Memrical Design Studio.

CREDITS

Photos: Jessica Blex Photography + Design
Styling; Michelle Meyer
Art Direction: Ashley Nicole Photography + Design
Venue: The Venue at Highlander
Hair and Makeup: Creative Hair Design
Talent: Peyton Saar, Sasha Models
Floral Design: Memrical Design Studio

Snow-Covered Wedding at The Jasmine Room by Venue

Kenzie Brokman and Zach Martin have known one another since middle school, but their relationship took a turn toward romance shortly before their senior year of high school. After seven years of dating, Zach took Kenzie back to re-create their first date at the putt-putt golf course in Lincoln. “The one hole in the middle of the course is where we had our first kiss,” Kenzie says, “and that’s where he proposed.”

Kenzie wanted “big, pretty flowers that would pop in the photos,” which Hillis & Co. delivered. On the day of the wedding, big, pretty flakes of snow fell, creating the perfect winter wonderland. Taking advantage of the snowy day, the photographer placed their wedding bands in the fresh powder—Kenzie’s a rose-gold diamond ring, and Zach’s a black band with stags and birch trees to symbolize his love of hunting. During their first-look photos, “Zach started crying, which made me cry,” says Kenzie. The bride walked down the aisle to Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” and soon after, became Mrs. Martin.

                

CREDITS

Photos: Jessica Blex Photography
Gown, Veil and Belt: Ready or Knot
Jewelry: Von Maur, Charming Charlie
Alterations: Felicia’s Couture Creation
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal
Hair: Texture Salon
Makeup: Kiss and Makeup
Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Cake: The Rabbit Hole Bakery
Catering: The Jasmine Room by Venue
Flowers: Hillis & Co.
Stationery: Minted
Entertainment: Matt Eskra

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The bridal party wore forest green for this Lincoln wedding.

Jaylyn and Tommy Brought the Outdoors In at The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel

When Jaylyn Odermann and Tommy Armstrong Jr. met, they were both athletes at the University of Nebraska. Jaylyn, a soccer player, and Tommy, a football player, connected over their shared sense of humor. “When we first met,” says Jaylyn, “he was on a scooter because he had knee surgery. He’s kind of a goofball. He was weaving in and out of things, so it was hard not to notice him.” Over the winter holidays, Nebraska played UCLA in a bowl game, and Jaylyn and Tommy’s families flew in for a celebratory Christmas dinner. Tommy got down on one knee to propose, and the next day, Tommy played one of the best games of his career.

At their reception, the couple opted for an “outdoor elegance” theme with matte gold elements. To make their indoor reception feel like it was outside, they put together a backdrop made entirely out of evergreen trees. “I don’t know anyone else that’s done that,” says Jaylyn. “They were 10 feet tall, probably, and there were some that were short and skinny.” To top off their magical evening, Taco Bell was brought in as a late-night snack, as it’s the couple’s “one guilty pleasure.” Using elements all their own, the couple, with help from some great vendors, made their wedding a day to remember.

 

CREDITS

Photos: Sam Areman Photo
Gown: Blush Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: KF Bridal
Hair: H Salon & Day Spa
Makeup: Spa De Da
Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Attire: Shannon Formal Wear
Catering: The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel
Cake: The Rabbit Hole Bakery
Flowers: Petals to Platinum
Entertainment: DJ Next One
Planner & Evergreen Tree Installation: Kari Narduzzo

 

The bride and her dog on a winter wedding day.

Winter Wedding Style with Evergreen Sophistication

   

(Above) More and more brides are including Fido and Fluffy in their big day—they’re part of the family, after all. Barking Vows makes it easy with full pet services, including transportation to and from (plus they donate a portion of the proceeds to an animal-friendly organization). Here, even the leash and collar are garlanded—now that’s what we call fetching.

(Below) Palest florals and a graceful spray of greenery take the classic three-tier cake, from Cake Expressions, Inc., to the refined next level.

(Above) Opulence abounds in this Justin Alexander Signature gown from Dream Dress Express. All-over beadwork and the plunging Sabrina neckline keep it posh; with sheer stretch mesh, peekaboo details never looked so good. The lavish bouquet by I Bloom. includes snow-dusted thistle, roses, lisianthus and panda anemone.

(Below) A modern take on the sweetheart table: Gold-plated candlesticks frame the floral centerpiece amid the rustic-luxe surroundings of the Wilderness Ridge. A floral centerpiece from I Bloom. is set in a sleek glass vase for effortless style. 

(Above) White-on-white returns in the table setting, with layered porcelain plates; black glass Champagne flutes bring the drama. Coppery-gold cutlery adds warmth, while a sprig of the eternal evergreen makes a playful cameo nestled in the green table linen. 

(Below) From RSVP, the letterpress invitation suite, by Jessica Downs for Bella Figura, features barely-there type in Garamond font printed in cobblestone-gray ink. Garlands of greenery wend their way throughout.

(Above) Placed at the reception entrance, this swank placecard frame, wreathed in seasonal boughs, puts the “ease” in “easel”: guests have only to find their name, then guide themselves to their seats—no wondering or wandering required.

(Below) The timeless fit-and-flare cut lets brides indulge in their flouncy and sultry sides, all in one stunning gown. Think spare elegance and glam don’t mix? Think again. Drop earrings in quartz, mother-of-pearl and diamonds from Borsheims highlight the glowing bride, with extra shimmer courtesy of Bobbys and Blush’s hair and makeup (and the joyful day, of course).

(Above) The precision-set diamond halo ring with diamond shank is designed for maximum sparkle, so you’ll think of that special “I do” moment every time it catches the light.

CREDITS

Text: Judy Arginteanu
Photos: Emily Jessen Photography
Art Direction, design and styling: Ashley Nicole Photography + Design
Design/styling assistance: Rachel J. Events
Venue: Wilderness Ridge
Florals: I Bloom.
Cake: Cake Expressions, Inc.
Stationery: RSVP
Rentals: United Rentals
Hair and makeup: Bobbys and Blush
Jewelry: Borsheims
Ring Box; The Mrs. Box
Pup: Barking Vows
Model: Lizzy Waite, Sasha Models