After Meeting Online, a Stunning Gold and Green Wedding

Chelsea Flynn and Daniel Dunham are proof that love shows up in unexpected places, even in today’s world. They first connected online, and Chelsea says neither of them expected much to come of it—“but here we are today!” During their first date at Omaha’s Upstream Brewing Co. in the Old Market, conversation flowed easily, and after dating long-distance for several months, they bought a house together. One morning Daniel surprised Chelsea with a trip to the South Dakota Badlands. “He woke me up at like 4 a.m. I had no idea what was happening,” Chelsea says. After a hike, Daniel called Chelsea over to help with their dog, Mumford, and when she turned around, Daniel was down on one knee. The couple considered a destination wedding, but opted for Omaha because it was home base. Chelsea fell in love with The Barn at the Ackerhurst Dairy Farm. Her special request was a big, beautiful bouquet; Alisa Roth from Bloom Works Floral came through, and was “so, so easy to work with,” Chelsea says. Kate Spade sneakers with gold glitter were Chelsea’s gift to her bridesmaids to wear with their gorgeous evergreen dresses, in keeping with the dark green and gold color scheme. “It was the perfect day,” Chelsea concludes. “All the vendors we worked with were amazing; there isn’t one I can think of that didn’t do an A-plus job.”


Photos: M. Julie Photo
Venue & Planner: The Barn at Ackerhurst Dairy Farm
Gown: Nebraska Bridal
Necklace: Vince Camuto
Alterations: Linda Lee Alterations
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal
Tennis Shoes: Kate Spade
Hair: Brogan Kauzlarich, Blue Door Salon & Spa
Makeup: Bailey Kimball, Blue Door Salon & Spa
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Attire: Tip Top Tux
Flowers: Bloom Works Floral
Cake: The Cake Gallery
Catering: Pleasure Your Palate
Rentals: United Rent-All
Officiant: Shari McCormick, I Choose You Ceremonies
Entertainment: Complete Weddings + Events

Just My Type: Top Trends in Wedding Stationery

Captivating wedding suites that feature elaborate text treatments—your first welcome to the fête to come.

(Above) Dana Osborne Design shows how different hues can coordinate, with a modern script that ties it all together.
(Below) Explore contrasting colorscapes. This black two-ply invitation suite from RSVP showcases intricate Sophia script and rose-gold foil lettering for understated sophistication. Try the “Evangeline” invitation suite designed by Kyle Laatsch for Bella Figura for a gorgeous request your guests can’t wait to accept. Leafy vines and intricate calligraphy twine their way throughout, while a black and gold save-the-date card pairs perfectly with a traditional black and white invitation suite.

(Above) It’s calligraphy at its finest. RSVP uses a whimsical font that allows for a dramatic use of space, while the muted gray lettering looks oh-so-right with classic cream cardstock. A bold font draws the eye to the details you need to know, offering a fun preview of your wedding personality.
(Below) Who needs ink? RSVP’s “Grant” invitation suite by Jessica Downs for Bella Figura uses two-ply charcoal-gray invitations with bold embossing to inventively inform partygoers. Send the invites in light gray “bella” envelopes for a new take on traditional white. Treat guests to a clean, newspaper-inspired design featuring block lettering—charming, legible yet sophisticated.


Photography: Tate Carlson
Text: Emily Kerr
Art Direction: Courtney Nielsen

Sweeten the Dessert Table at Your Wedding With These Inventive Treats

Classic treats combine inventive angles and delicate floral accents for a dessert table with color and dimension.

Above: Cake pops add polished whimsy to any dessert spread. Made by Catering Creations, these fun-filled desserts sparkle with edible glitter, rock candy and sprinkles, to delight partygoers of all ages. 

Below:  A delicately marbled cake combines bold details with classic floral elements. Adorned with white roses and seeded eucalyptus, this confection from Cake Expressions, Inc. is pleasing to both the eye and the palate.

Above: Russ’s Market‘s minimalist “naked” cake uses two frosting techniques to accentuate each tier. With fresh roses and pomegranate seeds by Audra Pace at Dream Big Events, this cake looks (almost) too pretty to eat.

Below: (Left to right) Seeded eucalyptus and vibrant florals are the only accessories you need for this geometrically accented cake from Cake Creations Omaha; Your “something blue” is gorgeous—and edible too, with these delicate macarons from Catering Creations; Cake Creations Omaha combines a sophisticated cake with a modern twist, glammed up with hand-painted gold edges against greens and blues for added sparkle.

Above: Catering Creations put together this chocolate chip cookie cake layered with vanilla buttercream frosting. With delicate florals in vibrant purple, this is rustic at its most charming.

Below: Lovers of this traditional breakfast treat will appreciate the delicious simplicity of glazed doughnuts with vanilla frosting, courtesy of Russ’s Market.


Text: Emily Kerr
Photos: Amanda Leise Studio
Art Direction: Courtney Nielsen
Coordinator: Audra Pace, Dream Big Events
Location: Livestock Exchange Building

Bella Belle Shoes Just Dropped a New Collection and It’s Everything

Inspired by the Poetry of Love, these shoes are just what your romantic wedding needs.

Bella Belle Shoes is a longtime staple in the wedding community, known for comfortable and insta-worthy shoes perfect for every type of wedding. Today they released their long-awaited Poetry of Love collection, which transcribes the beauty of romance to ethereal design. For those with an edgy streak, sleek black styles bring a nontraditional twist. See some of our favorite new styles below.

Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Photos: Laura Gordon

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(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.


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