What’s one of the first things you do when you start wedding planning? You start looking at photos for inspiration, of course! Many brides will search through hundreds of websites and social media channels to visualize what their wedding day will look like.
Wouldn’t it be so great if you had a curated list of the must-see wedding websites to follow? We’ve done all the work for you—by compiling the most amazing Instagram accounts, Pinterest boards, photographers to watch and so much more.
From floral arrangements to table décor, these websites are the best of the best for beautiful inspiration for your big day.
Let’s start with the all-encompassing wedding websites. These sites are designed to inspire you—especially the Real Weddings sections. If you’re looking for ideas around a certain color scheme, type of venue, or even seasonal inspiration, these wedding sites are A-listers in our book.
Okay, we may be a little biased on this one, but Artfully Wed is a giant hub for wedding planning
and inspiration. Not only do we feature Real Weddings, but we also provide tons of resources to help you plan your big day by color, style, or season. Whether it’s a spring vineyard wedding or a cozy winter barn wedding—we’ve got you covered.
You can have your cake and eat it too when it comes to planning your wedding. That’s exactly how we feel about Carats & Cake! You get the best of all the wedding worlds—venue inspiration, featured weddings from all over the world, plus trending topics that brides are searching for.
We can’t say enough good things about Junebug Weddings. Their website allows you to search vendors by category, provides planning tips and tricks, and so much more. Their inspiration section features more than 9000 wedding photos that you can filter by photography needs, season, décor, venue type, style, fashion, and color. We love their website, but their Pinterest and Instagram accounts are off-the-chart as well!
This next website pushes the boundaries of planning a “traditional” wedding. It’s a great resource for finding boho-chic, organic, natural, rustic, or eclectic inspiration. Check out their DIY section, epic ideas, printables, and even dresses! You’ll find tons of ideas for awesome wedding day photography.
We’re heading to Canada for our next must-see wedding website. Elegant Wedding features daily inspirations—anything from lavish wedding décor to stunning floral arrangements. We also love the section dedicated to styled shoots which are a haven for wedding photography inspiration. You can also search the website by theme, setting, color, season, style, and regions around the world.
If you’re obsessed with celebrity weddings, this website is a perfect resource. They feature trends between Hollywood A-listers, celebrity wedding stories, and engagement news. The Wedding Playbook can also be great for planning or search by theme for inspiration—boho, modern, romantic, rustic or vintage.
Fab Mood is ALL about color! You will never be short of color combinations, schemes fit for different seasons, and real wedding inspiration. Browsing through the UK-based website will help relieve some stress and leave you feeling happy in the midst of your wedding planning.
A simple yet elegant designed blog filled with amazing wedding inspiration. Ruffled’s website is packed with so many great ideas, photos, and planning tips. We especially love the design page—featuring weddings and elopements from around the world. You’ll find everything from a dreamy, Celestial wedding to a vibrant, greenhouse wedding in the mountains.
Photographers We Adore
When your wedding is all said and done, your photographs will be the memories you look back on for many years. The laughter, the tears, the embarrassing dance moves—it’s all worthy of being documented. These photographers bring all of the emotions into their work and are definitely on our must-watch list for wedding photography inspiration.
Suave, daring, sexy, artistic, modern—these are the moods that this Vancouver-based photographer evokes in his photos. Tomasz loves to play with light, layers, and reflections and that’s very apparent in his photography. Although he calls British Columbia home, he and his better half travel the globe capturing wedding day bliss.
Susan has a great mix of wedding photography. I look at one photo and I’m laughing and the next I’m on the verge of tears. She captures large, breathtaking moments but also the small, intimate moments. Based in Brooklyn, New York, she has photographed weddings across the globe, including celebrity weddings like Gucci Mane and Leslie Odom Jr. Her work is spectacular! (Check out the wedding she shot in Iceland—it will convince you to have a destination wedding in a heartbeat!)
One word to describe Larissa’s photography: timeless. She captures so many beautiful moments and we love the angles she uses to enhance her brides and grooms. Honesty moment: I’m a sucker for black and white photography and she often photographs this way. Her photos will definitely inspire you and is a great resource for epic wedding photography ideas.
Having goofy, happy photos on your wedding day is just as important as the sweet and romantic ones. That’s the premise behind Stylish Hip Weddings—they focus on the fun at heart. Every photo has the guests or the happy couple laughing or being silly. It’s pure joy and definitely a website to pull inspiration from.
Daylene Wilson isn’t afraid to elevate her wedding photography to the next level. Based in Westcliffe, Colorado, she focuses on mountain weddings and elopements. We love her use of natural light and beautiful scenery. Great inspiration if you’re getting married outside!
Steve Koo has so many great ideas! I totally want to steal all of his bride and groom poses because they’re magical and romantic. But we also love the intimate, candid moments he captures. His work blends fine art with photojournalism. You have to check out this Chicago-based photographer!
These wedding photos look like they came straight out of a luxury bridal magazine. This Toronto-based photography studio captures exquisite moments. You can tell every detail is well thought out and truly amazing. Many brides will be dying to recreate these photos on their wedding day.
This next team is totally unique. Their cover shot is a groom being thrown into the air with his pants ripped at the seam—and that’s all you need to know. But seriously, photographers Ross and Sasha are located in two different parts of the world! Ross covers weddings in Europe while Sasha covers the west coast of the U.S. Talk about a dynamic duo. Their photos are fun, exciting, and totally eye-catching.
Must-Follow Instagram Accounts
Instagram is one of the top places to search for wedding photography inspiration. You can literally scroll for hours looking at beautiful, fun photography. Here are the top players you HAVE to follow.
All of the photos on Bride and Tonic’s Instagram are rich and simply real. We love the sepia undertone in the photographs and the mix of couples versus wedding accents. This account is run by London-based wedding bloggers and planners and will give you beautiful wedding-day inspiration.
We had to include these unique photographers to our list. Chris & Ruth Photography is totally worth checking out—they travel worldwide to capture and create incredible wedding photography. Their photos are warm, romantic, and feature stunning bride and groom portraits.
There’s a reason this Insta account has more than 3-thousand followers. This UK-based planning website brings all the feels into their photography and is totally steal-worthy for your big day. Get inspired with their fun portraits, quirky décor and so much more.
It’s all about the wedding details, and Jeannie brings it on her Instagram page. This luxury wedding and event planning company is based in So Cal and their photos are SO WOW. You’ll find fun group photos, newlywed shots, flirty decor, and venue settings that make me want to say “I do” all over again.
Looking for wedding photography inspiration and to save some money while you’re at it? Welcome to Budget Savvy Bride, where you’ll find both and so much more. These Insta photos are full of life and color and we’re here for it. Check out these super savers and DIY enthusiasts!
If you’re wanting bold and bright for your big day, A Practical Wedding can help! Big or small, traditional, or unique—this planning team totally rules the Instagram space. You’ll never be short of cool wedding ideas if you follow their account. There are so many must-take photography shots plus their posts are humorous and fun.
Aisle Society has the perfect blend of chic and unique wedding photography. All of the bride and groom photos are super sweet and the floral bouquets they feature on on-point! Their posts include a lot of natural photography and nature-inspired elements. You’re sure to find tons of amazing wedding inspiration from this Insta account.
Pin-Worthy Pinterest Boards
Ahh, Pinterest—a literal hub of amazing ideas and inspiration waiting to be put into action. We have so many boards we recommend you follow where the possibilities are endless. Get ready to dedicate hours to searching and falling in love with so many awesome wedding photos.
We love online wedding magazine One Fab Day! Their ideas and inspiration board has more than 400 pins, but they have nearly 50 other boards to check out. Some of their more unique boards: Irish Wedding Venues, Wedding Table Plans, and Flower Girls and Page Boy Style.
With more than 10-million monthly viewers, GWS takes the cake in wedding photography inspiration. Many of their Pinterest boards have more than 1,000 pins. We love their specialty wedding boards including Spooky Wedding Ideas, Wedding Exit Ideas, and Weddings with Pets + Animals.
This is clearly a niche Pinterest page. But if you’re planning a magical wedding, you’ll love what Disney Weddings has to offer! Get inspired for your fairytale nuptials and enjoy all the feels with more than 20 boards to look through.
TWS has been a planning resource for brides for more than a decade, and their Pinterest boards are totally inspiring. Whether you’re looking for unique wedding ideas, DIY, ideas on a budget, and everything in between—Top Wedding Sites has you covered. All of their photos are bright, fun, and mesmerizing. TWS also contributes to a shared board called Memorable Wedding Ideas with more than 39-thousand pins!
If you’re planning a vintage affair, look no further! Chic Vintage Brides is a wedding blog focused on timeless, romantic wedding inspiration. Their Pinterest page has 150+ boards to check out and so many portraits and photography ideas you’ll want to steal for your big day.
We couldn’t include the best of the best without Bridal Musings. More than 10-million people follow their page monthly and they feature so many swoon-worthy photos. You could get lost in their inspiration alone for an entire day. Do yourself a favor and check out any of their weddings- by-color or style boards. They will not disappoint!
Your big day is totally unique to your personality and Offbeat Bride embraces the cool, weird weddings. You’ll love their quirky Pinterest boards like Pet-Friendly Weddings, Retro Weddings, Goth & Steampunk Weddings, Geeky Weddings, and so many more. All of the photos are perfect for brides wanting something a little different.
This lifestyle publication is a marketplace of ideas for life’s celebratory moments. They feature so much more than just weddings, but we love what they offered for bridal inspiration. Their Wedding Inspiration board alone has more than 2-thousand pins. For extra cuteness, check out their photography boards titled Flower Girls and Ring Bearers. Precious!
Engaging Facebook Pages
Facebook may be one of the older social media platforms, but it’s still a great place for inspiration and ideas. Take a look at these must-see pages and the wedding companies behind them.
What we love about wedding planning is that you can literally get inspiration from anywhere in the world—that’s especially true with Wedding Concepts. This South Africa-based planning team is bringing the romantic wedding vibes to their FB page. The swoon-worthy table settings, the awe-inspiring walks down the aisle, the stunning floral décor—we love it all.
This wedding blog is everything you’ve ever wanted and more for planning your boho-luxe nuptials. From rustic to modern to vintage, you’re in for a treat. Their Facebook photos are a flood of romantic inspiration that you’ll want to steal ASAP!
The photos on this next FB page can be described in one word: STUNNING! The photography is brilliant, romantic, and bright. Plus, their use of black and white photography just excites me. You have to check them out!
Switching gears into fun & bubbly—Loverly adds pops of personality to their FB page. There is so much photography inspiration to explore and it’s displayed in a romantic and playful way. Plus, their posts feature tons of hilarious memes so that’s something to look forward to!
We love the intimate details on this FB page! This UK-based bridal blog features a mix of real wedding inspiration with tiny accessory accents you’ll love. Plus, SO MANY bridal portrait ideas you’ll want to steal.
Creativity & quirkiness collaborated to create this spectacular must-see FB account. You’ll find beautiful photography ideas mixed with playful, colorful wedding themes. (I mean, a sunflower-themed wedding? Sign us up!) There are endless possibilities for your big day.
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