How to Plan a Timeless Wedding

Education + Planning

February 20, 2024

Timeless Wedding Tips From Your Wedding Photographer

Creating a timeless wedding involves incorporating elements that transcend trends and fads, focusing on classic elegance and personal significance. Here are some of my favorite tips to help ensure your wedding stands the test of time:

  1. Classic Venue: Choose a venue with timeless architecture and aesthetic appeal, such as a historic mansion, a beautiful garden, or a grand ballroom. These settings often exude elegance and sophistication that will never go out of style.
  2. Timeless Attire: Opt for attire that is classic and elegant rather than overly trendy. Choose a wedding dress and suit that reflect your personal style while maintaining a timeless silhouette and design.
  3. Neutral Color Palette: Select a neutral color palette for your wedding decor, such as whites, creams, soft pastels, or shades of green. Neutral tones are timeless and create a sophisticated and timeless atmosphere.
  4. Traditional Ceremony: Consider incorporating traditional elements into your ceremony, such as exchanging vows, lighting candles, or having a unity ceremony. These timeless rituals have been part of weddings for generations and add depth and meaning to your celebration. Want to see my Top 5 Christian Wedding Traditions? Here’s the link!
  5. Quality Photography: Investing in a skilled luxury photographer means your wedding day will be captured beautifully. Choosing a photography style that reflects timeless elements accurately. If you’re curious to hear about all the different editing styles, I’d love to chat. You can also research “fine art” wedding photography to get an idea of the tones you’ll want to look for in timeless photography.
  6. Simple and Elegant Decor: Keep your decor simple, elegant, and refined. Opt for timeless decor elements such as real florals, candles, and understated linens. Avoid overly elaborate or trendy decorations that may look dated in the future. Want to connect with a recommended florist? Here’s one of my favorites!
  7. Meaningful Details: Incorporate personal and meaningful details into your wedding day that reflect your relationship and love story. Whether it’s handwritten vows, family heirlooms, or special traditions, these elements will add depth and timelessness to your celebration.
  8. Live Music: Consider hiring live musicians or a classical ensemble to provide music for your ceremony and reception. Live music adds a touch of sophistication and elegance to your wedding and creates a memorable atmosphere for you and your guests. Here’s a DC string quartet I love!
  9. Focus on Family, Love and Connection: Ultimately, what makes a wedding timeless is the love and connection shared between you, your partner and family. Focus on celebrating your relationship and the commitment you are making to each other, and your wedding will stand the test of time!

By incorporating these timeless elements into your wedding planning, you can create a celebration that

All images taken for Tori and Ethan during their October 2023 Wedding. It was an honor to second shoot for Nicole Ivanov as she photographed this beautiful couple!

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