Wedding and Location

Wedding Decoration Ideas


Hey friends!

I’ve shot over 50 weddings either as the main photographer or as a second photographer and I have seen a LOT of different wonderful decor for the receptions! I have three friends getting married this year, so I just wanted to share a post for you brides that are still deciding on what to do! I’ll just pick a couple from 2013.
Here is my most recent wedding. Obviously winter inspired! I just LOVE what Rachel did with the burlap and lace at this venue. Getting creative with bottles and jars, and some baby’s breathe which I think makes a statement without being too bold. The clear garland at the cake table is so subtle and simply beautiful.

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Loving the twine-wrapped jar!
Here’s a shot of an entire table. The folded napkins are a nice touch.
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The birdcage idea is a great substitution for a card box! I’ve seen this several times this year, and loved it every single time.
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…and here are the bride and groom! Brave for having a wedding in January, but they picked a great venue and did a great job with the decor.
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Let’s go back to the summer where it was nice and warm 🙂
Hanna picked a more romantic look. They had an indoor wedding, but at the reception there was the option to sit in or outside. Lots of lanterns created a more dimly lit atmosphere which paired well with the sunset that evening.
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They really do go with anything! I used lots of lanterns at my wedding as well. LOVE the idea, obviously.
They really blinged out when it came to the cake table. Aren’t those toasting glasses magnificent?
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Here’s a shot of the bride and groom 🙂 They were super easy to photograph…I couldn’t believe all the great images that were captured that beautiful (and incredibly hot) day.
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Lastly, I have a spring bride from earlier in 2013. This one was shot out toward Columbia, Missouri. They did a traditional catholic wedding but afterwards had their reception outside in a barn-type venue. It was incredible! They had lots of string lights in the ceilings that really added a romantic feeling to their rustic wedding.
I’ll start with the bride and groom table. The mr and mrs flags are adorable! Maybe an Etsy or Pinterest find?
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Lots of buckets of the Babys breathe and Craspedia Billy Balls which make for a great way to throw yellow into the color scheme.
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Even Jessica’s bouquet had them! The feathers were a great addition.Image

The cake topper is adorable! Love birds…a great symbol of this couple. Their love was definitely evident. Also noteworthy: the slats of wood. I’m pretty sure they cut/made those themselves.
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I love that more couples are doing candy bars. Jessica made custom bags for the favors so that everyone could take as much candy as they could fit in a bag!

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Which was obviously taken advantage of 🙂 If I were a guest, I may have done the same. It’s hard not to grab a couple pieces in between shots!

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Sticks with yarn. I NEVER would have thought of this, but what a GREAT idea!!
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I love that they put so many personal touches on their wedding (note the birdcage on the left!).
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Lastly, here they are, radiating joy!
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Hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a piece of my year. Good luck and happy planning, brides!

Aubrey

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