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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.


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

Bride and groom at Generations in Seattle, decked out in Pantone's 2020 color of the year, classic blue.

6 Weddings Inspired by the Pantone Color of the Year 2020: Classic Blue

In 2019, the year of Living Coral, we saw a resurgence of brightly colored weddings and exciting pops of color. 2020’s Pantone Color of the Year, Classic Blue, reminds us of tradition, a sense of home and nature. Of course, every couple knows they need their “something blue” on the wedding day. In color psychology, blue is known to have a calming effect, and brings peace and tranquility to every space. Dream big: let your wedding reflect the sky and the waters around you. For more classic blue inspiration, head to our Real Weddings tab and sort by color, style and season.

Whitney Anderson

1. Moody Blue Watercolor Inspiration
The charms of Maine’s coast move to the Midwest with this styled shoot featuring marine indigos, the catch of the day and watercolor designs.

Ashlea Snell

2. Luxe Styled Shoot with Natural Blues and Greens
Blue tends to be a prominent color in luxury weddings, so this team took it to the next level by showcasing classic hues in a new light.

Sam Areman Photo

3. French Provincial Inspiration
We love the rich blue glassware and ornate details that came together in this styled shoot. Inspired by European architecture, these wistful pastels have us longing for an afternoon wedding in the French countryside.

Courtney Bowlden

4. Dusty Blue Shoot at Generations for Winter Wedding Inspiration
You can’t go wrong with delicate design, lush florals and a sweet puppy for timeless winter wedding inspiration.

When She Knew Photography

5. Mirror-Glazed Cake and Modern Touches
This urban wedding had the river and skyline as a backdrop. Contemporary details and monochromatic decor made for a sleek design.

Angelica Marie Photo

6. A Showstopping Spanish-Style Wedding
Handcrafted ceramic blue place settings, made by the bride and her mother, were the star of this sunny reception. Blue bridesmaids’ dresses and accessories finished the nature-inspired look.

For more wedding inspiration, check out our collection of real weddings.

Steps to personalize your wedding in Lincoln, Omaha, and other spots in Nebraska

Personalizing Your Nebraska Wedding

Sponsored by Clean Origin

Pinterest has been both a blessing and a curse for the wedding world. It’s easier than ever to stockpile ideas and keep track of your vision for your big day, but there’s no guarantee that other brides aren’t pinning the same gowns, bouquets and cakes as you. One way to make sure your personality shines through on your wedding day is by working with talented Nebraska vendors who have their finger on the pulse of the local wedding industry and can help you come up with ideas that are meaningful to you and your fiancé. Below, we’ve gathered a few areas where you can really customize your day. 

Bring your something old and something new together by opting for a lab-grown diamond in a traditional vintage setting. Styles that date back over one hundred years are fresh again, and you can complement your wedding style with a ring to match, whether you’re more mid-century  modern or Victorian. A lab-grown diamond adds contemporary sensibility to your classic setting – these diamonds are chemically, physically and optically the same as traditional diamonds, but require none of the explosives, heavy machinery or human toll. A 21st century match to your 20th century design style!

Everyone knows the invitation suite is the guests’ first impression of the wedding – it sets the tone for your event and (hopefully) conveys everything they need to know. Why not take things a step further and turn your invitations into a keepsake? Illustrated maps to your ceremony and reception venues are a darling way to give directions, and a well-done drawing may stay up on the fridge well past the date of your wedding. These charming maps become a memento of your day and of the town where you celebrate. 

Furry Friends
Those with pets know their furry friends are part of the family. Leaving your pup’s personality out of the wedding day can feel like something is missing. Thankfully, services are popping up to keep Fido in the mix. Start by choosing a personalized floral collar that fits with the theme of your day. Then, have a friend or staff member volunteer to bring your pet to the ceremony to say hi to everyone, or even walk down the aisle. You won’t have to worry about keeping an eye out for mischief, but you’ll be glad to know your fur baby is around. 


School Pride
If there’s one thing Nebraska knows, it’s school pride. Incorporate your alma mater into your wedding – see if the mascot is available to swing by at your cocktail hour or take a tour of campus with your photographer and pose in meaningful places together. Hire the school band to bring an energetic display to your reception – why not support local artists while giving your guests the gift of live music? 

Couples have been using their send-off as another way to personalize the wedding. Those with an interest in classic cars have used rental services to ride away in their dream car. Sparklers are becoming more popular: try colorful smoke bombs aa trendy twist. Flower petals or dried lavender are an eco-friendly option. One couple had guests toss Fruity Pebbles as they ran to their getaway car. No matter what, the wedding exit is a moment of celebration and joy for both the couple and their guests.  

Regardless of venue, time of year or guest count, it’s important to make sure the details of your wedding feel personal and intentional. Find every opportunity to inject your love story into the day and let your guests know you’re proud to have them celebrate with you.