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Erin & Mark’s Glam-tastic Atlantic City Wedding

Welcome to Tradesy Weddings Wedding Porn Wednesday! I’m super excited to introduce this new feature, which will bring you  tantalizing, luscious, drool-worthy wedding images taken by some of the most talented wedding photogs in the world, right here every Wednesday. <!–more–>

“What’s wedding porn,” you ask? Wedding porn is photography that captures, in explicit, lingering detail, all of the spectacular visual beauty of a wedding. It’s not baum-chikka-wow-wow porn, though it’s been known to get certain brides-to-be all hot and bothered. Good wedding porn inspires, stimulates desire, quickens the heartbeat, and leaves you wanting more. Kind of like regular porn, but you can look at it at work, and even more like food porn, but not as fattening. (What?? You’ve never seen food porn? Oh my. Go to Food Porn Daily. I’ll wait here.)

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And now, without further ado, our first featured wedding, photographed by the super-talented Pat Furey, and first posted on The Wedding Chicks (with thanks to the gracious gals at Wedding Chicks for their republishing blessings).

Erin and Mark’s Glamtastic Atlantic City Wedding Adventure

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They got married at the Showboat Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. It’s all velvet walls and Persian rugs and faux-17th century sculptures. Watch Erin and Mark make it modern and cool.

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Love her style. Love.

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Erin made her bouquet, the guys boutonnieres, and the centerpieces from — get this — the pages of Homer’s The Odyssey. Just take a moment to soak that in. It kind of makes me want to marry her.

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This photo, the one right here below, is one of the most beautiful wedding pics I’ve ever seen. It is perfection. Be sure to check out photographer Pat Furey’s blog to see more of his work, which is more art than wedding photography. Thanks for sharing, Pat!

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Lori & Justin’s Down-Home Chic Wildflower Wedding

A super stylish California wedding with cowboy flair
Nobody knows wedding style better than a wedding photographer. So when photog Lori Yohe got married on a private estate in Corona, California, she expertly combined sophisticated attire and decorations with homey, simple details to create a warm and unique celebration. <!–more–> Captured by one of our favorite wedding photographers, Laura Grier of Beautiful Day Photography, this wedding is charming, beautiful, down-home fun. 
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Lori was inspired by this wedding, which we featured a few months ago, and hired bride Alissa to create her headpiece and add colorful tulle and a bustle to her gown. Check out Alissa’s Modern Nostalgia for more cool bridal designs.

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Fun personalized details! Garters with the logos of the bride and groom’s favorite teams, and cowboy boots for the bride. How great would it be to throw those boots on with a pair of jeans and say, “I’m wearing my wedding shoes today”?

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A colorful and playful dessert table features cookies baked by the bride and groom’s moms, representing Nebraska and Penn State. The moms then had to eat each others’ rival team cookies. These guys are serious sports fans!

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Wildflowers in mason jars decorated the tables, and paper lanterns added a festive and chic touch. Both are perfect decorations for budget brides with miles of style.

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Many thanks to Lori and Justin, and to Los Angeles wedding photographer Laura Grier of Beautiful Day Photography for so generously sharing these images with us!

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An Alice in Wonderland Wedding

This inspiration Queen of Hearts photo shoot is pure romance and drama

Everything that Adrienne Gunde photographs turns out looking like pure magic, so we’ve come to expect great things from her. But when Adrienne shared this Alice in Wonderland-themed photo shoot with us, we were just blown away. The shoot was the result of a collaboration with Bunch Studio, a super creative Southern California floral studio, Zoie Events, and I Believe It’s Cake. and the result is an extravagantly gorgeous piece of art that’s sure to inspire creative brides everywhere. <!–more–>

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All of the bride’s beautiful attire was discovered at Shareen Vintage.

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The creative team used this poem for inspiration:

Our story is set in Wonderland.
The Queen is in love… her heart is full.
Together with her king-to-be, they are hosting a wedding party reception, her way.
Her elite guest list is limited to a special few.
Held at her private palace, in the gardens, it is nothing out of the ordinary for her majesty.
Just feathers and fluff. Opulent jewel tones. Rich satin and lush velvet.
Gold glitz and glam. Natural greens. Delectable dessert. Roses red.
Her way.

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The centerpieces are made of topiary and oversized chess pieces — genius!

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Have you ever seen such a breathtakingly lavish wedding cake??

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Many thanks to Adrienne Gunde for sharing these pics. You can see the original post here >>

Aubrie & Aaron’s Charming & Chic Vintage Wedding

A beautiful California couple has vintage style for miles

This stunning wedding was sent to us by talented photographer Jeff Wallace, and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. Not only has this couple mastered the art of effortless vintage chic, but the details and photography are just amazing too! And it was all held at the Heritage Museum of Orange County, which looks like an amazing, quaint old farmhouse. So beautiful…enjoy!! <!–more–>

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Summer & Derek’s Mod Glamorous Wedding

A glam celebration with touches of ’40s and ’50s style

Summer and Derek’s wedding at the Wayfarer’s Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, was an elegant mix of modern style and old-school glamour. The palette of deep magentas and violets perfectly complemented the lacy, vintage-style wedding dress by Jim Hjelm and bridesmaids dresses by After Six. White phalaenopsis orchids, white ostrich feathers, and crystals finished off the stylish look of the day. These pics were taken by our uber-talented dear friend Laura Grier of Beautiful Day Photography. <!–more–>

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Summer glammed up her David’s Bridal shoes with a pair of sparkly vintage clip-on earrings.

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After the bride got ready at a friend’s house, Laura snapped this great shot in front of a funky yellow wall.

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All it takes to turn these groomsmen into cool cats is some mod checkered socks and shades.

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We *love* a couple with a great sense of humor! And these guys have got it…they donned fake moustaches for their formal bridal party pics!

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Love, hugs and big thanks to Los Angeles wedding photographer Laura Grier for sharing her beautiful photography with us, and to Summer and Derek for generously allowing us to admire their beautiful day!

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Jordan & Josh’s Yellow Vintage Chic Wedding

An elegant oceanfront affair with pitch-perfect details in our favorite colors of the season

Jordan & Josh’s wedding at The Ocean Institute in Dana Point was one of those perfectly coordinated affairs where every detail is delightful and the elegance feels effortless. I’m so impressed by the innovative event planner Jesi Haack, who coordinated the day and created the flowers, table decor, fabric runners, and other super-stylish details.  <!–more–> The event was photographed by the inspiringly talented husband and wife team at Stephanie Williams Photography.

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Jordan’s unfussy elegant bridal look is to die for, and that flower feather fascinator looks soooooo luxurious.

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She wore sunshine on her feet!

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Whoever’s idea it was to wrap the bouquets in fabric by iconic textile designer Orla Kiely is a genius. Really.

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This is one of my favorite tabletops ever. The minimal use of flowers is budget- and eco-friendly, and those antique-style lanterns lend a chic, casual elegance to the room. Notice the texture of the tablecloth and napkins and how they adds richness and contrast to the relatively simple setting.

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More stylish fabric swatches, along with candles and whimsical table numbers, add to the room’s warmth and beauty. Smart event design like this puts all those giant gaudy centerpieces and satin tablecloths to shame, and proves that less can be so much more.

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Thanks again to Stephanie and Isaac for for sharing these delightful images with us. We’re endlessly impressed by their gorgeous work! Go check out more of their incredible wedding photography at Stephanie Williams Photography.

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Casual Beauty – A WPW Double Header

Sean Flanigan’s pics of relaxed weddings are so nice, I blogged ‘em twice

Can a wedding can be fabulous without being fancy? Sure thing. And these photos by uber-talented wedding photog Sean Flanigan prove it. Sean attracts lots of clients who’ve planned laid-back wedding masterpieces, full of effortless beauty and whimsical touches. And he captures it all with an eye for the small, magical moments and details that truly make a wedding special.  <!–more–> You won’t find any 12-tiered cakes or cathedral trains at these affairs — just real people celebrating unforgettable moments with impeccable, casual style.

First, have a gander at Stephanie and Danny’s Seattle wedding. I’m so in love with these images that I’ve written about them before, for Groom’s Week on Dog ‘n Bird. Prepare to oooh and aaaah…

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You’re about to witness one of the sweetest pre-wedding moments ever, right here at this farmer’s market… Continue reading