Pretty tights, a petting zoo, and a new use for engagement pics: Wedding ideas we love


Photo: Cramer Photo Photo: Cramer Photo

They say good artists borrow, and great artists steal. Go ahead and be a great artist on your wedding day—draw inspiration from (or just flat out copy) these ideas. (Don’t worry, we cleared it with the brides.)

A pair of pretty tights: What a special touch to the day’s elevated attire. This bride bought her Pamela Mann hosiery at

Photo: Lucy Taylor

A sentimental backdrop: These spray-painted burlap signs up the romance at the altar. Choose lyrics that you find meaningful (this couple used The Avett Brothers’ “The Ballad of Love and Hate”) to really personalize it.

Photo: Adam Barnes

An alternate use for engagement photos: Sure, your e-session is mostly about you and your fiancé, but you might as well get a few glamour shots (for Facebook or a head shot, for instance) out of it. (If we had that gorgeous red hair, we’d want to show it off too!)

Photo: Meg Runion

A retro ’do: Some things just never go out of style. This twisted updo is elegant and oh-so-romantic.

Photo: Cramer Photo

A wedding day distraction: Weddings can be pretty boring for kids. Take a cue from this couple and provide a petting zoo to keep the little ones busy.