Lush Velvet Wedding Inspiration at Seven Springs VA

Lush Velvet Wedding Inspiration at Seven Springs VA

She installed a floral chandelier in the Seven Springs pavilion that can serve as a ceremony statement piece and a frame for the sweetheart table. We strive to spend our clients money wisely by encouraging them to invest in creative pieces but we find ways to repurpose things throughout the event.

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Rainbow Themed Queer Intimate Wedding Inspiration in Boston

Rainbow Themed Queer Intimate Wedding Inspiration in Boston

This shoot was created entirely by queer vendors (with one exception being the venue, which is a local brewery with a clear commitment to hiring queer folks in both of their locations), inclusive of PoC folks, and featuring a real-life queer couple. The entire operation, put together and photographed during Pride Month in June, was focused on lifting up and working together with LGBTQ+ community.

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6 Elopements That Perfectly Use Nature As the Backdrop

6 Elopements That Perfectly Use Nature As the Backdrop

Whatever the story, elopements have a unique, magical energy about them that’s evident in photos. This is doubled when couples decide to get married in nature. Here are six elopements that capture the full, yet simple, magnificence of love and nature.

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Bright Neon Wedding Inspiration at Hotel 50 Bowery in NYC

Bright Neon Wedding Inspiration at Hotel 50 Bowery in NYC

This shoot was a true collaboration to create a luxury wedding scene for a sophisticated and fun queer couple living in NYC to celebrate their love, including their real life pet, Scout. We had so much fun dreaming up ways to highlight the stunning views that 50 Bowery Hotel displays while also celebrating its downtown vibe and unique artwork.

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Natural Yet Colorful Wedding Inspiration at Seven Springs in Virginia

Natural Yet Colorful Wedding Inspiration at Seven Springs in Virginia

We strive to spend our clients’ money wisely by encouraging them to invest in creative pieces, and we find ways to repurpose things throughout the event. We loved how the freestanding floral ceremony pieces framed the couple without being the typical wooden arbor or truss, and they can be moved and repurposed at the reception.

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3 Affordable Brands to Watch for Plus Size Wedding Dresses

3 Affordable Brands to Watch for Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Everyone should be able to find a wedding day outfit that they can say “yes” to, but we all know that finding size inclusive wedding wear is easier said than done. Thankfully, more and more brands are working to offer wedding gowns for all body sizes, with some offering sizes up to 6X.

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5 Ways to Incorporate Custom Illustrated Portraits into Your Wedding

5 Ways to Incorporate Custom Illustrated Portraits into Your Wedding

We’re seeing custom illustrations pop up more and more in weddings, and we absolutely love the variety of options available to create fun and personal artwork for your wedding decor and for your home. Need help envisioning how a custom illustrated portrait can be used for your wedding? Here are 5 ways to use artwork to add a personal touch to your wedding day.

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Anne Barge Offers Plus Size Designer Wedding Gowns with Curve Couture

Anne Barge Offers Plus Size Designer Wedding Gowns with Curve Couture

Anne Barge has been creating stunning designer wedding gowns for twenty years, and in recent years has made a significant effort to create a more inclusive designer brand. In addition to offering Blue Willow, which is a collection that offers high end gowns at a more affordable price point, Anne Barge also offers Curve Couture, a line of designer gowns for sizes 16 and up. The Curve Couture collection includes dozens of looks with a variety of shapes, cuts, and materials.

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10 Weddings with DIY Elements That Add a Personal Touch

10 Weddings with DIY Elements That Add a Personal Touch

Making things for your wedding isn’t just for small, rustic ceremonies. With a long enough timeline and the help of loved ones, even the most lavish weddings can feature some DIY touches that fit with any theme or idea. Here are ten weddings of all sizes, budgets, timelines, themes, and levels of DIY that will spark inspiration for anyone wanting to add their own personal style to their wedding.

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Introducing Urban Set Bride's New Wedding Gown Collection

Introducing Urban Set Bride's New Wedding Gown Collection

Here at Catalyst, we are always on the look out for inclusive wedding wear and so we were thrilled to hear that our friends at Urban Set Bride has created a new collection of gowns available only at their boutique in Richmond, Virginia. Christine Haines Greenberg and Jennifer Haines have been bringing plus size and inclusive wedding attire to the Central Virginia area for the last five years, and we were lucky enough to sit down with Christine and hear more about the new collection.

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9 Multicultural Weddings that Highlight the Joy of Bringing Together Communities

9 Multicultural Weddings that Highlight the Joy of Bringing Together Communities

Your wedding is a chance to get creative and think about how you and your partner want to represent yourselves to family and friends while including those special to you. Here are nine weddings that combine different aspects of the couples’ cultures as they adapt the traditional into something unique and unforgettable.

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5 Ways to Bring Bright Marigold into Your Wedding

5 Ways to Bring Bright Marigold into Your Wedding

Former Forever First Lady Michelle Obama didn’t create the color marigold with her 2016 State of the Union dress, but it’s definitely stuck around! It’s complementary to most skin tones and is a perfect addition to your spring wedding color palette. Here are 5 ways to incorporate the color into your day.

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9 Wedding Ceremony Unity Rituals to Symbolize Your Love

9 Wedding Ceremony Unity Rituals to Symbolize Your Love

You might be used to seeing couples light a unity candle or blend sand together in a jar, but there are lots of other meaningful unity ceremonies you can choose from for your wedding. There are plenty of unity rites with religious ties such as the lazo, or Catholic wedding cord, but here are nine great non-traditional alternatives you can incorporate into your ceremony regardless of your faith or religion.

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30 Inclusive Wedding Cards to Celebrate Your Favorite Couple

30 Inclusive Wedding Cards to Celebrate Your Favorite Couple

The struggle to find inclusive wedding cards for your favorite couple is REAL. There is no reason why wedding cards need to be specific when it comes to race, gender, or sexuality, and yet cards for LGBTQ+ couples are hard to find, and cards that are inclusive of couples of color are even more rare. Here are 30 of our favorite inclusive wedding cards on Etsy so you can share all your good wishes with the couples in your life who are getting married this year.

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The One Collection We're LOVING from Spring/Summer New York Bridal Fashion Week

The One Collection We're LOVING from Spring/Summer New York Bridal Fashion Week

Anne Barge has been designing gowns since 1999, and the attention to detail is always phenomenal. I was so pleased to see that this year that her entire collection’s campaign images featured a black model. More often than not, when we see a runway show, we see a few nonwhite faces on the catwalk, but as soon as the formal collection images are delivered it is once again a sea of white faces. I’m so pleased that Anne Barge didn’t take that route, and as a result her designs TRULY shine.

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Magical Desert Wedding Elopement Inspiration in Joshua Tree: Mia + Sasja

Magical Desert Wedding Elopement Inspiration in Joshua Tree: Mia + Sasja

Catalyst co-founder Carly Romeo started the Feminist Photo VayCay a few years ago, a retreat where photographers can participate in styled shoots using local vendors and gorgeous couples who are PoC, and/or queer/non-binary. This the first of two styled shoots from the retreat: an elopement inspiration in the high desert at the Tumbleweed Sanctuary. Mia and Sasja are our real-life couple and models, and they were incredibly brave in what was shockingly cold weather.

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6 Spring Floral Arrangements to Inspire You

6 Spring Floral Arrangements to Inspire You

Well hello, Spring! It’s been a long, dreary, exhausting winter and it’s time for temperatures to rise and the flowers to bloom. Let’s look at a roundup of a few of our favorite floral designs for a spring wedding!

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