Leading Ladies “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” Styled Shoot by Melanie & Co. Events and Julie Shuford

We adore the concept of this Leading Ladies styled shoot by Melanie & Co Events and photographer Julie Shuford! The entire inspiration shoot gives us a fresh and glamorous way to ask, “Will you be my bridesmaid?” to your best friends. Julie says it perfectly: “Your best friends are always the leading ladies in your life and your wedding day is no different. Diana Ross wouldn’t be Diana Ross without the Supremes, and the bride wouldn’t be who she is without her best friends. Asking a friend to be in your bridal party is more than just sending a cute box or funny card; it’s a celebration of the leading role they play in a soon-to-be bride’s life. This shoot celebrates the bond a group best friends shares with intentional details while paying homage to the leading ladies of decades past.”

The shoot exudes vintage glamour in every details – from the gorgeous gowns the bridesmaids each wear to the accessories and the decor. We love that the ‘ask’ included glamorous portraits taken for each bridesmaid, followed by pre-dinner cocktails together. Then it was on to the incredible table set for four, where each bridesmaid found a handwritten note from the bride that told them how important their role in the her life was to her. Of course, the letter ended with the important question: “will you be my bridesmaid?” Gift bags including champagne, a vinyl record centered around friendship, and a Leading Ladies Planner with important wedding related dates noted were given to each woman. When asked in such a meaningful, fun way, it’s no surprise that each of these bridesmaids said, “yes!”

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Event Designer: Melanie & Co Events | Photographer: Julie Shuford | Videographers: Wesley Yen | Hair & Makeup: Fatima Djelmane | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Florals: Burlap  + Rose | Vintage Rentals: DIY LA Bride | Jewelry & Accessories: Rent the Runway | Linens: La Tavola Linens | Dresses: Enuara Bridal | Studio: FD Photo Studio | Models: Roshelle Baier, Denise AntoineKelley MooreChelsea Morgan

What We’re Loving: Elegant Bridal Hairpieces

We love bridal accessories. They add those extra finishing touches to a bride’s wedding day look! Bridal hairpieces are especially lovely additions, and we love elegant bridal hairpieces like the one by KnR Handmade pictured here. Whether it’s made of gold or features beading or gems, a well-chosen hairpiece can add elegance and romance to your bridal style.

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Photo by Nilo Burke Photography. See more of this bridal style in a romantic summer styled shoot.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Black Tie Wedding by Justine Bursoni

This Brooklyn Botanic Garden wedding by Justine Bursoni is full of stunning black tie style! We adore the romantic mood throughout the day. The bride’s gown is a gorgeous a-line design with a corset style bodice and flowing, layered skirt. Her hair falls in soft curls, adding to the romance of her look. We adore her richly colored bouquet by Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design, complimented perfectly by the bridesmaids’ own bouquets and striking red gowns. The ceremony is captured in iconic black and white images that convey the couple’s love for family and one another. The reception is full of romantic details – from candlelight to pops of rich red colors to beautiful uses of moss and greenery. From beginning to end, this black tie wedding is full of elegance and classic romance that’s sure to inspire. Enjoy!

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Photography: Justine Bursoni | Bridal Jewelry/Headpiece: Twigs and Honey | Bridal Attire: Sarah Seven | Bridesmaid Attire: Nicole Miller, Lauren Conrad, Adrianna Papell, Jenny Yoo, Fame and Partners | Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss | Groomsmen Suit/Tux: The Black Tux | Hair + Makeup Artist: GLAMSQUAD | Catering, Linens + Lighting: Patina Restaurant Group | Officiant: Cantor Penny Kessler | DJ/Band/Ceremony Musicians/Strings: Silver Arrow Band | Desserts/Cake/Pastries/Sweets Table: Patina Restaurant Group | Paper Goods: Umama | Photo Booth: Brindamour Booth | Floral Design: Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design | Videography: Silvia Foz | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd. | Transportation: UberEvents | Wedding Ceremony + Reception: Brooklyn Botanic Garden | Wedding Coordinator/Day Of Coordinator: Field & Feather | Hotel Accommodations: Marriott Downtown Brooklyn | Party Favors: DIY by the Bride

Boone Hall Plantation Wedding by Claire Diana Photography

We cannot get enough of this gorgeous Boone Hall Plantation wedding by Claire Diana Photography! The imagery exudes classic romance from beginning to end. The bride is gorgeous in her lace detailed bridal gown and romantic chignon hairstyle. Her bridal style is perfect for a wedding full of Southern romance! Purple flowers adorn the day – in the bride’s incredible bouquet by Out of the Garden and in the centerpieces at the reception. Paired with white florals, they combine to make wonderfully romantic arrangements. And the backdrop that Boone Hall Plantation provides is nothing short of stunning! Every piece of this plantation wedding feels romantic and intimate in the best of ways. Enjoy!

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Venue: Boone Hall Plantation | Planner: Natalie Knox | Hair & Makeup: Lashes & Lace | Bride’s Dress: Gown Boutique of Charleston | Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Rings: ID Jewelers | Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warhorse | Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Classical Charleston | Reception Band: Men of Distinction | Caterer: CRU Catering | Florist: Out of the Garden | Cake: Wildflour Pastry | Videographer: Life In Rewind | Lighting & Rentals: Ooh! Events