By Anna Kocharian

Published on September 10, 2015

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Photography by The Cinderella Project
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chateau chic

As far as wedding venues go, this one pretty much takes the cake. With sprawling gardens to house the ceremony and a stunning chateau that doubles as the backdrop, we can’t think of a better spot for swapping I dos. 

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Photography by The Cinderella Project

looking up

As if the trip down the aisle wasn’t memorable enough, why not add in a flood of florals to generously lead the way to the top. 

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Photography by StyleMePretty

step up splendor

The best way to dress up an outdated space? A pin-worthy compilation of fresh garden roses and elegant votives just might do the trick. 

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Photography by Camille Styles

opening ceremony

If there’s ever a must-have photo opp at a wedding, the post-ceremony trip down the aisle definitely ranks high up on the list. Make the most of the moment with a bold arch of fresh lavenders and wisteria, for a backdrop that just might be as memorable as the moment itself. 

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Photography by burnettsboards.com

beached beauty

Elevate the standard place card table by opting for an assortment of rosy proteas and strips of driftwood, to create a rustic setting that captures the eye. 

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Photography by The Knot

the high light

Nothing makes a statement quite like oversized chandeliers, hanging in the midst of bright greens in an equally elegant locale. 

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Photography by Style Me Pretty

center of attention

When your table runner doubles as a centerpiece – and consequently as the focal point of the reception – we’re thinking, the bigger, the better. This cascading cluster of blush-toned dahlias lend a feminine touch to the rustic decor, evoking a touch of charm. 

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Photography by popandscott.com

picture this

Consider this your not-so-standard photo booth backdrop. Blank walls and cliche props have had their moment, and we’re all for updating the mandatory wedding step-and-repeat with a fearless cluster of vibrant greens. 

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Photography by axioo.com

looking up

You can never go wrong with enough lighting, especially when your big day entails a night under the stars. We’re loving this ultra chic setup, where an assortment of paper lanterns and free-falling wisteria complement the dramatic flair of the romantic decor.   

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Photography by ohhappywed

cakes on deck

When a 10-tier cake just isn’t enough by itself, consider an ornate alter of bold florals to seal the deal. 

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Photography by Belle The Magazine

luxe love

This extravagant setting (complete with mirrored tables and matching chairs) effortlessly complements the old-world aesthetic of the understated color palette and lavish decor. Brass candelabras and an overhead installation of plated sculptures lend the perfect finishing touches.  

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Photography by waterlilypond.com

woodland wonder

Over-the-top doesn’t always mean you have to break the bank. This budget-friendly DIY (that’s just about as dreamy as a backdrop can get) makes for the ideal setting for photos and toasts.

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