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a charming table for two nestled in a sunlit field.


surrounded by blooming vines, a bridal shower to remember.

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crisp clean lines with antique touches, a natural and romantic style.


a champagne and whoopie pie bar, perfect for your bachelorette party.

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colleen dustin photography


There are few things that make our hearts flutter more than pure, drop-dead-gorgeous wedding inspiration. We are talking the prettiest petals, the most fabulous fashion, the sweetest details, and absolutely stunning decor - all in Nebraska. Between daily doses of melt-your-heart inspiration boards, real weddings and photo shoots on the blog, we knew we wanted to create a place for our Nebraska brides to come, sit and slip into a blissful state of wedding gorgeousness.

We hope this Inspiration Guide brings a smile to your face, touches your heart and stirs your creative mind. As always, we love seeing your beautiful wedding details and perfect handcrafted projects! Submit your real wedding to and you may see yourself in the next issue of NWD!


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summer peach This season brings warm breezes, ice-cold tea, beautiful blooms and juicy peaches. Bring summertime to life at your table. photography by: megan christine photography

Bridal Gown from Rhylan Lang, Tux from Tip Top Tux, Floral Design by Petal Creations, Rentals from Nostalgia Vintage Event Rentals, Cake by Sweet Art Wedding Cakes, Paper Goods by Ally B Designs.

“If it could only BE LIKE THIS ALWAYS always summer, always alone, THE FRUIT ALWAYS RIPE.” - EVELYN WAUGH

“Each fairy BREATH OF SUMMER, as it blows with loveliness, INSPIRES THE BLUSHING ROSE.” - UNKNOWN


Photography By: Attanasio Photography

Bouquet Bar/Props by Stem Gallery, Rentals from Nostalgia Vintage Event Rentals and AAA Rents and Event Services, Cake by Russ’s Market, Paper Goods by A to Z Paperie, Location at James Arthur Vineyards.

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natural beauty Surrounded by whisper-white blooms and rustic touches, this photo shoot at Joslyn Castle combines crisp clean lines with antique touches to create a natural and romantic style. photography by: the moment it clicks

Bridal Gown from Ready or Knot (Wedding Chic), Makeup by Alicia’s Makeup Artistry, Floral Design by Florals Etcetera, Tux from Suit Up! Tuxedos and More, Rentals from Elite Event Rentals and Nostalgia Vintage Event Rentals, Cake by Dolce, Location at Joslyn Castle.

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CREATED BY: Social Events IMAGES BY: Jenny Rawson

“As Brett’s event designer and matron of honor, I wanted to throw her a BACHELORETTE PARTY that was girly, fun, and combined a few of her favorite things. My team and I put together a CHAMPAGNE BAR and whoopie pie bar, so guests could mix their own drinks and build their own treats during the party.” - CANDACE KALASKY


“We wanted the guests to have a lot of options when making their champagne cocktails, so we filled different glass containers with Chambord, St. Germain (a delicious elderflower liqueur), orange juice, grapefruit juice, peach puree and strawberry puree.�


“The party guests could also create numerous WHOOPIE PIE flavor combinations with the cakes and frostings made by Butterfly Bakery. Food buffets are primarily about the food being served, but I also like to FOCUS ON THE DESIGN details and the food presentation. A lot of times, my designs include nontraditional materials. I also love creating CUSTOM SIGNAGE and stationery, but I like the paper items I design to be functional. As you can see from the photos, our BUBBLY BAR SIGN included cocktail recipes and the bunting above the table included instructions for assembling the whoopie pies and treat bags so the girls could take extra pies home with them.�


Tyler & Christine Photography by: Brighten Photography

Bridal Gown from Ready or Knot (Wedding Chic), Ceremony/Reception at Durham Museum, Catering by Catering Creations, Floral Design by Andrea’s Designs

“The inspiration my husband, Tyler, and I used for our wedding was taken from the venue itself -- trains. We concentrated on a vintage feel using chalkboards, birdcages, and brooches in my bouquet and we let the historical venue do the rest.� - CHRISTINE, Bride

JAVE + EMILY Photography by: Nikki Moore Photography

“My husband and I wanted our backyard wedding to be casual and fun, where our guests could either relax in the shade and enjoy the band or energetically play lawn games. Through creativity and amazing thrift store finds, we were able to keep the cost under $5,000. With the help of my amazing bridesmaids, we were able to DIY all of the decorations and altar.� - EMILY, the bride

Cake by Janie’s Confections, Dress was purchased at a thrift store, Catering by Heoya Food Truck, Gelato by Gelato to Go

LUKE & SARA Photography by: Colleen Dustin Photography

Ceremony/Reception at The Thompson Center at UNO, Catering by Brandeis Catering, Floral Design by Flowers for Special Occasions, Cake by Hy-Vee, Favors from Jones Bros Cupcakes, Rentals by United Rent-All, Invitations by Cornhusker Beverage, Bride’s Dress from Paloma Blanca, Bride’s Shoes from Vera Wang, Bridesmaid Dresses from Adrianna Papell, Bride’s & Bridesmaid’s Hair by Casey Goeden, Bride’s Make Up by Ashley Gaa, Groom & Groomsmen Attire from Calvin Klein

“The ceremony was especially special to us because Luke’s dad, who is a pastor, officiated the ceremony. Overall it was just the most perfect day I could have imagined - I have never felt more loved and blessed!” - SARA, Bride

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aa aa We are deeply honored to work with simply amazing local talent that inspires us every single day. Our Nebraska vendors truly care about their brides and it is reflected in their work, time and time again. Many thanks to all who had a hand in creating this Inspiration Guide! For a full listing of amazing wedding vendors, visit or pick up the latest issue of Nebraska WeddingDay magazine.

A to Z Paperie Social Events

AAA Rents + Event Services

Megan Christine Photography

Alicia’s MakeUp Artistry

Nikki Moore Photography

Ally B Designs

Nostalgia Rentals

Attanasio Photography

Petal Creations

Brighten Photography

Ready or Knot (Wedding Chic)

Colleen Dustin Photography

Rhylan Lang


Russ’s Market

Elite Event Rental

Stem Gallery

Florals Etcetera

Suit Up! Tuxedos, Florals & More

James Arthur Vineyards

Sweet Art Wedding Cakes

Joslyn Castle

Tip Top Tux

The Moment It Clicks

Nebraska WeddingDay

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for all existence.” - RUDOLF STEINER

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NWD Inspiration Guide Spring/Summer 2012  

NWD Inspiration Guide Spring/Summer 2012