What We’re Loving: The Romantic Bride

We love a bride whose style exudes romance! She could be inspired by the vintage styles of days-gone-by; or, maybe she has an affinity for soft hues and lace. Whatever her inspiration, the romantic bride is one whose wedding day look is lasting and timeless. Every detail from head to toe can work together to create a romantic black tie bridal style!

Photo by Mary Sandoval Photography. See more in this romantic Willard Inter Continental Hotel wedding.

Classic Alabama Church Wedding by Eric and Jamie

We love all of the classic black tie style in this Alabama church wedding by Eric and Jamie! Soft pink details are woven throughout the wedding, creating feelings of classic romance from start to finish. The bride’s style is perfect for such a classic affair! We love the beautiful lace details on her bridal gown; even more special is that the gown was made by the bride’s mother! It’s the perfect look for this black tie bride, especially when paired with her bridal veil and elegant up-do. So lovely! Her well groomed groom wears a dapper black suit and bow tie for their classic church wedding and The Club reception. The reception is just as classic, featuring lantern and floral centerpieces by Marigold Designs and a stunning four-tier wedding cake by Barb’s Cakes. You will love all of the classic style in this black tie wedding! Enjoy!
Photography: Eric and Jamie | Band: Council of Trent | Bride’s Dress: Custom Made by Mother of the Bride | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale Nouvelle – Bella Bridesmaids | Cake: Barb’s Cakes | Ceremony Venue: Canterbury United Methodist Church | Floral Design: Mary Cox Brown – Marigold Designs | Groom’s Suit: Mr. Burch | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Reception Venue: The Club | Transportation: Rare Transportation | Venue Coordinator: Christine Bryan, The Club | Videographer: By Chance Productions

4 Black Tie Cocktails to Serve at Your Wedding Reception

A formal wedding calls for a fancy signature cocktail! We turned to ThirstyNest, the first ever wine and spirits registry, for their expert advice on what to serve at a black tie wedding reception. Read on for four fun options to consider for your wedding day signature cocktail!


Fig, Thyme, and Rum Cocktail




Read the instructions here to make this cocktail.




Spanish Elderflower and Gin Cocktail




Read the instructions here to try this cocktail yourself.


Blood Orange Negroni



  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed blood orange juice
  • blood orange slice, and zest


Read the instructions here to make this cocktail.



Red Moon Over Manhattan



  • 2 ouncesred wine
  • 1/2 ouncebourbon
  • 1/2 ouncesimple syrup
  • 1 large roundice sphere
  • 3 gourmet maraschino cherries



Read the instructions here to try this cocktail yourself.


There you have it – four delicious cocktails that would be perfect for a black tie wedding reception! With one of these as your signature drink, you can be sure your reception will have style. Enjoy!

Timeless Black Tie Wedding by Britt Croft

 We love the timeless style in this wedding by Britt Croft Photography! The images tell the story of a romantic wedding day, one full of black tie style. The black tie bride is stunning in her Justin Alexander gown! We love its lace bodice and sleeves and the deep v-back. The romance of her gown is wonderfully met with the elegance of her up-do and accessories. Her bridal bouquet is a gorgeous blend of white florals, rich greenery, and bright hypericum berries that provide a brilliant contrast in her look. The use of greenery in the reception space brings even more romance to the wedding day style. However, it’s the romance we see between the bride and her well groomed groom that is most striking. We love their black and white portraits and know you will, too. Enjoy!
Photography: Britt Croft Photography | Planning, Coordination, and Design: Meagan Warren Weddings | Ceremony: Kilbourne Park Baptist Church | Reception: 1208 Washington Place| Florals: Julie Cox | Bride’s Dress: Justin Alexander purchased from Evelyn’s Bridal | Bride’s Jewelry: Loren Hope | Bridesmaid Dresses: Lula Kate purchased from Bella Bridesmaid | Groom & Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Hair & Makeup: At Salon Dimensions | Reception Band: Steel Toe Stiletto | Catering: Southern Way | Transportation: Southern Valet | Invitations: American Wedding on Etsy | Calligraphy: Eunice’s Calligraphy & Carol’s Calligraphy