2018 has been a big year for wedding! From celebrity weddings like Priyanka Copra and Nick Jonas 5 day glamorous wedding in India, to the now Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle classic church wedding to Prince Harry. Not to mention, 2018 has been the year of Bella Belle Real Brides! We’ve had brides having stunning destination weddings in Italy, to intimate backyard weddings and gorgeous international brides infusing their rich culture into the ceremony. To show our appreciation to all our 2018 brides, we’ve created a list of 10 Real Wedding Inspirations you can use when planning your 2019 Wedding, courtesy of our real brides.
Beth Romantic Wedding Inspiration
Beth + Jared’s wedding took our breath away. The wedding dress with feminine tulle is so whimsical and such a dream, and when added with the Anita lace wedding heel, it makes for the most gorgeous bride. Their wedding had a lot of neutral greens and earthy tones which made this wedding incredibly beautiful and natural. And while Beth and Jared make for the sweetest couple, our favorite moment is when the flower girl wants to be a princess and puts on Beth’s heels = major adorable moment!
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Bride: @bethfoster/ Photo: Katie Nicolle Photography/ Video: Silver Birch Media/ Decor: Fresh Look Design Inc/ Florals: From The Potting Shed/ Planning: Style and Elegance/ Makeup: Faces by Nadeen/ Lashes: Solace Beauty/ Hair: Deveve Salon + Luxy Hair/ Catering: Indulge Kitchen/ Gown: Valentina Gowns/ Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Hannah Watercolor Infused Inspired Wedding
Hannah + Tony’s San Diego wedding was filled with the prettiest floral hues - courtesy of gorgeous bouquets and stunning floral backgrounds. She said “I do” while wearing the Frances Ivory kitten heel which provided the support she needed from the extra padding and added heel height for elegance. Our favorite moments consist of the cutest fur baby that was the stand out in every picture it was in and also made appearances in the watercolor paintings! We love adding personalization to the wedding, so having their fur babies be part of the wedding made it so much more special and meaningful.
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Bride: @hahahannahjlee/ Coordination: Details Darling/ Photography: Mei Wens Photo/ Videography: Etcetera Photo/ Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes/ Florals: Compass Floral/ MUAH: Sharon Y Park /Catering: Continental Catering/ Watercolor Artist/ Paper Goods: Chasing Linen/ Film Lab: Photovision Prints/ Venue: San Diego Children's Museum
Mary Elegant & Chic Wedding Inspiration
We are obsessed with Mary + Ryan’s elegant outdoor wedding. The neutral and pastel tones is so chic and the decor is glamorous yet incredibly romantic with the twinkle warm lights underneath a tent, so guests can dine and dance under the stars. Also, get inspired by the cake and decorate it with green checkered patterns to make it an Instagrammable dessert! Mary wore the classic Anita lace wedding heel, incredibly fitting with her Lela Rose Bridal dress. The couple also had a special performance by Earth, Wind and Fire, a moment to remember surely!
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Bride: @mcc_queen/ Photography: Kristyn Hogan/ Dress: Lela Rose Bridal/ Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes/ Suit: Jcrew/ Hair: Parlour 3 Beauty/ Make Up: BWTash/ Event Planner: HThree Events/ Events: Jackson Durham Events/ Tents: Music City Tents/ Dessert: Dessert Designs by Leland/ Decor: Quest Events Nashville/ Rentals: Please Be Seated Rentals/ Caterer: Kristen Winston/ Calligraphy: Valorie Cole Calligraphy/ Card: Jonathan Wright and Company/ Film: Dallas Wilson Wedding Films/ Special Performance: Earth Wind and Fire
Olivia Wisconsin Wedding Inspiration
ESPN reporter Olivia + Cleveland Cavalier player Sam’s Wisconsin wedding was full of thoughtful details and personalization, that reflected “them” as a couple, from seating cards that resembled an airplane ticket, to numbering tables by cities the couple have visited together and the location of the wedding, where Olivia grew up every summer. The gorgeous bride wore a modern day Grace Kelly inspired wedding dress with the fashionable Belle wedding bootie with lace and pearl details. The most touching part would have to be the first look when Sam got emotional seeing Olivia in her wedding outfit, so we say always try to have a first look to have an intimate moment with your husband-to-be before celebrating with others.
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Bride: @oliviaharlandekker/ Groom: @samdek7/ Photographer: Paper Antler/ Videographers: One Fine Day Productions/ Makeup: Ashley Renee Tribble/ Venue: Horse Shoe Bay Golf Club/ Florist: Buds n Bloom/ Dress: Sareh Nouri/ Shoes: Joy Proctor for Bella Belle Shoes/ Planner: Door County Event Planners/ Tux: Balani Custom
Natalie Italy Destination Wedding Inspiration
Natalie + actor Aaron’s Lake Como Destination Wedding in Italy was one that left us feeling wow! The bride stunned in a Galia Lahav dress with a magnificent long veil and the Amelia lace kitten heel. We love the gorgeous blush and green floral hues seen on the bouquets and gorgeous archway, perfect to say “I do” to. More incredible moments came from the groom cruising on a boat to wait for his bride at the altar, the bride on a white carriage carried by a horse to meet her groom and fireworks at the end of the night to celebrate the marriage.
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Bride: @nataliepack/ Groom: @aaronoconnell/ Photography: Tali Photography/ Bridal Gown: Galia Lahav/ Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes/ Wedding Planner USA: Legendary Events/ Wedding Planner Italy: Italian Weddings and Events/ Venue: Villa Erba/ Video: Marco Caputo Films/ Flowers: Figli Dei Fiori Como
Emme Elegant Outdoor California Wedding Inspiration
Emme + Daji’s old meets new world themed wedding in California radiates with elegance. The handmade wedding dress kept with the traditional element while the Frances Champagne kitten heel fits the modern new world piece. This wedding was special and close to the couple’s hearts as they were blessed with the birth of their baby girl just 3 months before the wedding. It was even more special as they celebrated it with the closest family and friends that created an intimate moment in a gorgeous backdrop, filled with floral hues of white and blush roses, peonies, ranunculus and pale green hellebores. When the location is this amazing, the photos will look that much more stunning.
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Photography: Laura Gordon/ Gown: Shop Gossamer/ Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes/ Garter Belt: The Veiled Beauty/ Jewelry: Trumpet and Horn/ Hair & Makeup: Liz Weg/ Location: Villa Del Sol d Oro/ Event coordination and Flowers: Sarah Park Events/ Catering, Santa Anita Gardens Catering/ Videography: Josh Gooden/ Stationery & Calligraphy: Julie Ha Calligraphy/ Cake: Jasmine Rae Cakes/ Rentals: La Tavola Linen Premiere Rents
Amy Modern Industrial Wedding Inspiration
Amy + Logan brought modern and romance to an industrial inspired wedding. We love it when brides have cocktail hours on a rooftop of a building, not just for the intimate cocktail hours to impress your guests, but the amazing photos you can get from the golden hour sunlight. Our favorite element are the zig zag formation for the wedding reception that encourages your guests to get to know one another, and the color palette which consisted of white and sage with pops of navy and kumquat orange fits so well with the industrial theme. Amy wore the Anita lace wedding heel.
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Photo & video: The Poffs / Design & coordination: Brannan Events / Floral design: Tumbleweed Floral Truck/ Hair: Taylor C Styles/ Dress: Erin Cole from Jin Wang/ Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes/ Makeup: Cheek To Chic / Catering: Taste Catering / DJ: Heart Of Gold DJ's/ Rentals: Bright Rentals, La Tavola Linens, and Casa De Perrin / Paper goods: Paper Source / Calligraphy: JBG Designs / Balloon installation: Zim Balloons / Lighting: Got Light / Band: Hit Waves Unplugged / Film scans by Photovision /
Morgan Pasadena Garden Wedding Inspiration
Jamie + Blake’s wedding was nestled in a beautiful and intimate garden where the two exchanged vows and promised to love each other forever. The botanical oasis was a fairytale that had some serious #weddinggoals, courtesy of the lush blooms of butterfly ranunculus, juliet garden roses, sweet peas and Japanese spirea for the bouquet and arch. The bride wore the Luna gold wedding sandal, fitting for an outdoor garden wedding for comfort and style, and a stunning Daphne Newman Designs veil that is fitting for a princess.
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Bride @jamienkidd/ Photographer: Morgan Mccanne Photo/ Video: The Quail and the Dove/ Planning & Design: Perfectly Poised Events/ Floral: Joy of Bloom Florals/ Rentals: Archive Rentals/ Specialty Linen: Bbj Linen/ Lighting: Lights for Nights/ Cakes & Sweets: Elise Cakes/ Calligraphy & Signage: Double Dipped Calligraphy/ Bride's HMU: Beauty by Alessi/ Gown: Lazaro Bridal/ Custom Veil: Daphne Newman Design/ Crowns: Mjf Bridal/ Custom Bride & BM Robes: Daphne Newman Design/ Bridal Sandals: Bella Belle Shoes/ Groom's Attire: Grooms Grotto
Lauren Mansion Inspired Wedding
Lauren + Zac’s wedding was held in a stunning all-white mansion, which also had a secret garden and 100 year old oak trees, and was filled with luscious white peony arrangements and draped pergola throughout the ceremony and reception. Lauren wore the Adora wedding flat that looked and felt like a Cinderella wedding shoe. We especially love the reception where guests dined beneath rows of twinkle lights draped in lush greenery, perfect for an outdoor intimate garden wedding.
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Vania New Zealand Fall Wedding Inspiration
This New Zealand wedding of Vania + Winson took our breath away when we first laid eyes on it, and it’s pretty easy to see why - I mean just look at the pretty colors of Fall which gave the perfect picturesque canvas for the photography session. The Bride wore the Florence crystal sparkly heel and she stunned in her gorgeous tulle gown. Our favorite moment was during the first look when the groom burst into tears upon first seeing his bride. It’s tender moments like these that we love, cherish and make our hearts burst with joy.
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2018 has definitely been a great year at Bella Belle and we thank all our real brides for your love, trust and support. We loved seeing all your wedding photos as they made us feel in some way, a part of your special day. Cheers to all the happy couples! We are excited to see where 2019 takes us!