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Romantic Wedding Inspiration with European Elegance


Today’s wedding inspiration shoot took place in the beautiful state of North Carolina but abounds with European elegance, inspired by the architecture and old world charm of the venue that serves as its backdrop, The Bradford. The lush florals, splashes of gold and vintage details create a rich and romantic visual feast, and all in the prettiest palette of peach and purple!

European Elegance Wedding Inspiration

Before we jump straight in to all the gorgeous details, here are a few words from photographer Alaina Ronquillo… “The Bradford is a charming European inspired wedding venue with a breathtaking terrace. The goal was to create something romantic, elegant and fresh as we prepared for spring around the corner. Our colors were soft pastels including shades of pink, lavender, dusty blue and peach. Cottage Luxe’s European parquet table paired with two Alexandrian chairs fit the look we were going for. Touches of gold from the candlesticks to the flatware tied in with the natural tones of the house.

The florals from North Raleigh Florist were so elegant and lively. Our table arrangement featured roses, greenery and baby kale. And hand painted ribbons fell gracefully from the bride’s bouquet. We wanted the day to imitate an actual wedding day. So we started with the details all the way to those romantic sunset photos. The bride’s simple tulle dress from Gilded Bridal was perfect for that golden dusk light.

My favorite part of the shoot though was seeing our models, who are actually engaged, together! When they saw each other for the first time, you could definitely feel the love. The way they looked and smiled at each other was so precious. And at the end of the day, that is the most important aspect of the wedding; the love a couple shares for each other!”

Halo Diamond Engagement Ring and Velvet Ring BoxAudey Hepburn Wedding Stationery SuiteBride Sitting on a Vintage SofaBride Sitting on a Vintage SofaRomantic Vintage Sweetheart Wedding TablescapeRomantic Vintage Floral Wedding CenterpieceRomantic Vintage Wedding Place SettingRomantic Elegant Wedding Place SettingVintage Wedding Sweetheart TableWedding Dress BackBridal Updo and Engagement RingPurple & White Bridal BouquetElegant Vintage Inspired BrideRomantic Two Tier White Wedding CakeRomantic Vintage Wedding Cake TableRomantic Vintage Wedding FlowersRomantic Vintage Wedding VenueRomantic Modern-Vintage Bridal BouquetVintage Inspired Bride & GroomVintage Inspired Wedding

Isn’t it perfection?? It’s left me wanting to plan a trip to Europe…. or a weekend at The Bradford! A huge thankyou to the lovely Alaina Ronquillo for capturing the whole shoot so beautifully, and too all the wedding creatives involved for their hard work behind the scenes. If you love this and would like to see more of Alaina’s beautiful photography do pop across to her website at www.alainaronquillophotography.com, and don’t forget to follow her on Facebook and Instagram.!

Or for more wedding ideas infused with European elegance take a peek at this timelessly romantic wedding inspiration at a Chateau in France, and this dreamy garden wedding inspiration is full of Provence charm, and you’re sure to love this Tuscan inspired olive grove wedding inspiration. Or if its the understated elegance that has captured your imagination and heart, then you should definitely take a look at this exquisite inspiration in the prettiest palette.



Contributors & Credits

Photography – Alaina Ronquillo Photography // Venue – The Bradford // Event Co-Ordinator – Emily Warrick Weddings and Events // Second Shooter – Kelsey Nelson // Event Rentals – Cottage Luxe // Florist – North Raleigh Florist // Bridal Boutique – Gilded Bridal // Wedding Dress Designer – Ivy & Aster // Wedding Cake – Sugar Euphoria // Stationery & Calligraphy – Bridgett Lynette Designs // Hair & Makeup – Joanne Maye Beauty // Groom’s Suit – The Black Tux // Stamps – Little Postage House // Ribbon – tono + co // Candle Decor – Plume Events