Congrats to all our newly engaged Nebraska brides out there! Our new issue of Wedding Essentials Magazine is the perfect planning tool. You’ll find ideas to love from the real wedding features, bride bloggers and editorial styled shoots and, of course, an ultimate wedding vendor listing in the back.

Here’s a sampling of our favorite highlights:
REAL WEDDINGS

Melanie + Drew

Inspiration we love: The bride used leftover pieces of her gown (which had been altered) to wrap the stems of the bridesmaids’ bouquets and the mothers’ corsages.

Lauren + Dillon

Inspiration we love: “One of our groomsmen wrote a poem for us as a wedding gift and recited it at brunch the day after our wedding,” shares Lauren. “It was so beautiful and touching, it had us in tears. We framed it as a special keepsake.”

Hannah + Samuel

Inspiration we love: Hannah made the same mistake a lot of brides do. “Make sure you eat on your wedding day,” she advises. “All I had was a smoothie in the morning. By the time I got to the reception, I was ready to pass out.”

Callie + Andy

Inspiration we love: Andy proposed with an antique door adorned with doorknobs in different sizes. “I had been talking about how I wanted this door to hang my jewelry on,” relates Callie, “and a beautiful, shiny ring was hanging from the middle knob!”

Maggie + Andrew

Inspiration we love: The couple had their engagement photos taken in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and used some of the more playful poses as cardboard cutouts for their photo booth. “We kept the cutouts a secret and loved watching our guests’ reactions at the reception,” shares Maggie. “Everyone loved them and had a blast in the photo booth.”

STYLED SHOOT

The “rustic wedding” is re-envisioned at a plantation-inspired home under a blissful Nebraska sky. Goodbye, burlap, mason jars and muted tones. Hello, raw cotton, textured glass, and bursts of saffron with hints of blue.

AND MORE …
  • A bride who displayed seven heirloom gowns at her wedding
  • Fabulous floral bouquets to inspired your dream day color scheme
  • Must-do trends spotted at the Idea Show and Bridal University
  • Colorful cocktails for your post-ceremony happy hour
  • A juice cleanse to get you wedding ready