Wedding Styles & Wedding Themes

Congratulations on the engagement! Now what??? It’s time to think of the wedding style or wedding theme so you can start the exciting part of wedding planning. We have the best wedding styles & wedding themes  to help you plan the wedding of your dreams!

classic / traditional weddings

These classic traditional weddings are the most common wedding style. A classic traditional wedding is a most common wedding theme is what brides want because a classic wedding is timeless, and easy to style for any season. Check out more wedding styles & wedding themes below.

This spectacular classic traditional wedding was held at the historic Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. Everything from the unique auditorium venue to each little classic detail was designed by the bride and her planner, Etc Coordinators. This classic wedding was captured by Kir Tuben Photography, via Style Me Pretty.

White MInimimalist Weddings

If you want a dreamy white wedding, this white minimalist wedding is a wedding style perfect for any season. The gorgeous Minimal White-Washed Barn Wedding in All White was at the famous White Sparrow Barn in Quinlan, Texas. White minimalist wedding shoot from Wedding Chicks. Flowers by Olive Grove Designs. Photography by Heather Thompson.

Chateau Weddings

These chateau weddings are a formal wedding style, that of course involve some sort of uhm….a chateau :) So forget it if you’re in the middle of the most rurals at the end of the boondoks! Just choose the garden wedding instead :)

This chateau wedding shot in Chateau Challain in France is the epitome of ultimate elegance.  Photos by Mariel Hannah Photography. Flowers by Floresie. Article via Style Me Pretty.




Left is another swanky chateau wedding shot in Chateau de Vilette in France. Couture Events planned the beautiful shoot while Floraison designed the breathtaking blooms. Photos by Sophie Kaye Photography Article via Style Me Pretty.

Another chateau wedding– a stunning French Blue Wedding Inspiration shoot styled by Joy Proctor at Château de Carsix. These chateau wedding is a common wedding style in France, no less :) This chateau wedding has garden floral arrangements by Bows and Arrows. More dreamy images via Style Me Pretty.

Mansion Weddings

The mansion weddings are like chateau weddings wedding style, but instead of a chateau in France, you are Stateside using a mansion :)  This mansion wedding is actually Ashley & Jared’s wedding in The Rose Cliff Mansion in Rhode Island captured by Rebecca Yale Photography. See more of the Rose Cliff Mansion / Ashley & Jared wedding via Style Me Pretty.

Manor Weddings

A Manor wedding is a wedding in a beautiful stately house in large estate, ala Downton Abbey :) This Manor wedding was shot in the charming archways & lawns of The Euridge House and Orangery nestled in the Cotswolds. Wedding editorial by your Lady, Jade Osborne :) Photography by Jade Osborne Photography.

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Old World Charm Weddings

I love this Old World Charm wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings. This Old World Charm wedding was celebrated in the charming atrium inside the Morais Vineyard in Virginia, decorated with flowers designed by The Rosy Posy. Event planning by Sarah Peterson. Photography by Kir Tuben.

Outdoor Villa Weddings

Villa weddings is another wedding style perfect for the outdoors. Villa weddings from White Eden Weddings, wedding planners from Cannes, France. Photo owned by White Eden Weddings & its photographers. (Erich McVey, Oliver Fly, Julie Michaelsen, Tatyana Chaiko, Gert Huygaerts, Pinewood Weddings, Christophe Serrano)

Ranch Weddings

This ranch wedding is rustic blended with elegance, perfected in Hummingbird Nest Ranch. This ranch wedding is from Martha Stewart Weddings, designed by Love It Events & flowers by Knot Just Flowers. Photo by Sposto Photography .

Ranch vs farm. A ranch is a large area of livestock farming. It’s basically larger than a farm.

Garden Weddings

These garden weddings are my favorite wedding style. A garden wedding is a summer or spring wedding theme because they need sunlight and tons of colorful blooming flowers by Heavenly Blooms. I love this Ojai Valley Inn garden wedding by Ryan Ray Photography. Event planning by Events of Love and Splendor.

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Park Weddings

Backyard Weddings

Backyard weddings need not be cheesy nor cheap. This backyard wedding is elegant and stunning- held at the bride’s parents’ backyard in Modesto, CA. Event styling by Luna Bazaar  and photography by Gia Canali. More backyard wedding photos via Style Me Pretty.

These park weddings have an elegant backyard wedding vibe like garden weddings but just not in a garden :) This park wedding was held at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, amidst rolling hills & big oak trees, captured by Koman Photography. Event planning by Lauren & Party, via Mod Wedding.

Boho chic bridesmaids in fringy, flowy, flowery, feathery, grungy look, perfect for a fun & casual boho chic wedding. Photo grabbed from Weddbook. Photographer unknown.

These boho chic weddings are popular wedding style during spring & autumn. Highlighted by fringy, flowy, flowery, feathery, grungy look, a boho chic wedding is a wedding theme for the bohemian bride who wants a casual, yet stylish hippie vibe. Photo grabbed from Weddingomania. Photographer unknown.

Boho chic wedding décor of flowing florals. Bohemian wedding from WeddingoMania. Photographer unknown.

rustic chic weddings

Rustic chic wedding photo shoot at a beautiful Wedding Barn at Green Valley in Fairfield California. Check out The Barn at Green Valley article and more images via Venue Report.

barn weddings

Barn weddings are another popular rustic wedding style. This beautiful barn wedding is at Still Hollow Farm in Tennessee. Florals by Megan Connors. Images by Michelle Lea Photographievia Michelle Lea’s Blog.

Glamorous barn weddings

Glamorous barn weddings is the swanky version of a barn wedding.  This over the top Glamorous barn wedding at Santa Lucia Preserve was elegantly designed by Laurie Aarons. Florals by Mindy Rice Design. Images by Joel Serrato Films & Photographyvia Mod Wedding.

shabby chic weddings

This cozy shabby chic wedding at The Prairie was a magical day of perfect imperfections, vintage china and shabby chic florals. Photography by Anne Marie Photography. More shabby chic wedding details via Style Me Pretty Blog.

country chic weddings

This lakeside NY country chic wedding was held at Burlap and Beams. Photography by Danni La Raia Photography. More country chic wedding details via Rustic Wedding Chic Blog.

Woodland Weddings

This woodland wedding styled shoot (left & above) is from Paper and Pine Company from Etsy. Beautiful woodland wedding styling by Simply by Bethaina. Images by Monika Greenaway.

Forest Weddings

These forest weddings are a great wedding style choice for the outdoor lovers. Beautiful giant redwoods are all around this forest wedding styled by Samantha Dapper Events via Green Wedding Shoes blog. Photography by Luke and Mallory.

These forest wedding lounge chairs styling are luxuriously beautiful! Image curated by Machteld van Ketwich Verschuur from VKV Visuals blog. Photographer unknown, via Roomed.

Indie Folk Weddings

This indie folk wedding is a very rustic wedding style set deep in the woods. Gorgeous greeneries incorporated with feathers & gathered blooms, blended beautifully with flowers by Made In Flowers. This dramatic Indie folk wedding shoot from Whimsical Wonderland Weddings.

Did I say I love, love, love this shoot???!!!

Bride’s dress perfected the shoot even. Wedding dress by American Archive.

Photography by Jo Bradbury Wedding Photographer.

Green House Weddings

This greenhouse wedding at The Santa Barbara Orchid Ranch was unforgettably spectacular! Impeccable greenhouse wedding design by Joy Proctor. Photography by Laura Gordon via Joy Proctor’s blog

Modern Weddings

This modern table seating chart is beautiful in black & white. A formal modern wedding by Karson Butler Events and images by the talented Abby Jiu Photography.

These modern wedding backdrop and modern wedding decor are part of a modern Austin TX wedding photographed by the amazing Heather Curiel. Check out more of the modern wedding article via Style Me Pretty. I checked out Heather Curiel‘s website, and if you’re near the Austin area & need a photographer, you need to check her out :)

Industrial Modern Weddings

For Industrial modern weddings, check out The Foundry at NYC. Check out this Style Me Pretty blog for another industrial modern wedding held at The Foundry. This kind of Industrial wedding style of grey & black and clean lines give a more formal feel.

Industrial Chic Weddings

Minimalism + copper gives glam to this industrial wedding look. This industrial chic wedding inspiration is styled by Luxe + Luna Couture Events, with floral design by Taffy Floral. Head on to 100 Layer Cake blog for more images by Sarah Street Photography.

Olive Garden weddings

Sloane and Rob’s magnifique olive garden wedding inside Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena was gorgeous in green! Bride’s Dress: Jenny Packham ; Flower Crown and flowers: Fleurs de France; Planning & Coordination: Napa Valley Custom Events via This Love of Yours Blog.

Vineyard weddings

Vineyard weddings can be colorful too. This sleeping beauty-inspired styled shoot was styled by Compass Design Events at Callaway Vineyard and Winery in Temecula, CA. Image by Carrie McGuire Photography via Style Me Pretty.

Vineyard Garden weddings

This glamorous, chandelier-filled vineyard garden wedding is A Glam Lifestyle blogger’s Amanda & Matt’s glam weddingThis vineyard garden wedding was held at the stunning grounds of The Beaulieu Garden in Napa Valley & styled by LVL Events. Images by Jana Williams Photography via Style Me Pretty.

beach weddings

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Marsh weddings

Dark & eerie, but still romantic & pretty- Marsh weddings. Get this canopy fabrics for your marsh wedding from Elan Exclusive from Etsy.

A beautiful marsh wedding on the right via The Ruffled Blog. Photos by Halo Wedding. Marsh wedding planning & design by More Than Weddings.

Desert Weddings

This dainty desert wedding is hot! Photography by Karla Barker Photography. Floral design by Bows & Arrows– via StyleMePretty.

This simple desert wedding is hot! Photography by Alexandria Monette. Planning & Design by Wild Heart Events– via 100 Layer Cake.

mystical weddings

A mystical wedding for the mystical, mysterious, unusual, Game of Thronish couples. Or just the uber stylish ones :)

Whimsical Weddings

Fun, colorful & fanciful! This playfully quaint whimsical wedding is Samira & Lauren’s wedding in Palm Springs will make you smile! Images by Jose Villa Photography – more whimsical wedding images via Jose Villa’s Blog.

Another colorful whimsical wedding above. Article via Trends For Ladies Blog. Photographer unknown.

Modern Whimsical Weddings

How fun is this modern whimsical wedding? Styling by Michelle Edgemont. Art direction by Meg Keene & photography by Allison Andres for A Practical Wedding. See how to do this modern whimsical geometric wedding backdrop in this A Practical Wedding BLOG.

Etsy Chic Weddings

These Etsy chic weddings are also called Eco chic weddings or DIY weddings or budget chic weddings :) It’s the new fad started by…you guessed it…..Etsy! LOL  Showcased by the (mostly) the bride DIY-ing in a budget, Etsy chic weddings is a wedding theme for the budget bride who wants a stylish, budget wedding. Crazy idea from Dinner For Two Blog– written by Renee Maddison. Photographer unknown.

Santorini Weddings

Santorini weddings should have its own style because Santorini is just its own style! :) Event planning by Tie The Knot Santorini– via Style Me Pretty. Photos by Anna Roussos.

CandleLight weddings

A candlelight wedding for the romantics. The groom and PG&E will love you. Photo by Lindsay Hite of Readyluck via Brides.

Another romantic candlelight wedding. Love & twinkling lights all over in the reception area. Photo by Jada Poon Photography via Style Me Pretty.

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