Although the bulk of your wedding photos will be taken during the ceremony and reception, the hours leading up to the main event are a crucial part of the storytelling process. Emotions are running high while everyone is getting dressed and beautified —especially when you finally make your big debut as a bride — and all of that nervous and giddy energy can equate to some amazingly intimate photographs. Now's also the time to capture those little details that you worked so hard to plan, such as your invitations, bouquets, and more.
The Kentucky Derby takes place on May 3rd — in celebration, check out creative wedding ideas inspired by the most exciting two minutes in sports!
When Pigs Fly Events put together a wedding inspiration shoot filled with equine accents and a special dose of Southern charm. Event planner Courtney Stone walks us through how any bride can achieve this chic and timeless look — check out all of the photos below!
The mane attraction: A stallion dressed up for the occasion with a lush green garland. If you're tying the knot in a rustic farm setting, "Use creative modes of transportation for your guests, like horse-drawn wagons, tractor pulls, and carriages," Courtney says.
You'll likely spend months planning the perfect wedding day — but it's often the unscripted parts of the day that become the most memorable. These silly moments captured on camera are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Obsessed with Star Wars? Check out the most creative wedding ideas inspired by George Lucas' 1977 sci-fi saga!
Crafting meaningful vows that reflect your journey as a couple — and what you promise to bring into your marriage — is the ultimate way to personalize your wedding ceremony. However, putting pen to paper and finding the perfect words to capture exactly how you feel about your spouse-to-be can be challenging. From funny quips to tear-jerking professions, use these snippets from real newlyweds' "I dos" as an inspirational jumping-off point.
Try one of these gorgeous, wedding-chic hairstyles, from braided updos to low-key waves, for your bridesmaids to showcase on your wedding day.