Modern wedding inspiration from real weddings

Your wedding theme is a reflection of you as a couple, so taking your time to make some decisions when choosing your theme is the way to go. If you are thinking of having a modern style wedding or you have already picked modern as your theme, you’ve come to the right place! Here is some modern wedding inspiration from real couples who have done it all before.

Footwear and accessories

It’s your wedding day and you want to look your best from head to toe, so take a look at these modern options for footwear and accessories.

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Photos courtesy of Miranda Stokkel Photography / See Real Wedding.

Bride Hayley opted for this gorgeous pair of heel sandals with pearl studs, matching with her pearl earrings.

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Photo courtesy of Anitra Wells / See Real Wedding.

And for him, this groom Stephen chose a nice and neat black pair of shoes paired with a white bowtie.

Wedding dress

Modern weddings usually follow contemporary trends and the dress could be your big modern statement. We love seeing brides who go for bold gowns, so here are a few ways you could make that big and bold statement with a modern wedding dress.


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Photos courtesy of Caroline Sada Photography / See Real Wedding.

Cyp and Tom were looking for sustainable options, so she chose to use a two-piece outfit, a long-sleeved lace top purchased during a holiday and the skirt was custom-made locally in Melbourne.

Bride Patricia wore a stunning embellished cape with a strapless gown.

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Photo courtesy of Darin Collison Photographer / See Real Wedding.

Samantha tried on so many dresses hoping to find the one that gave her ‘that’ moment, but it never came. So she chose to get a custom-made silk jacket dress with lace pants by amazing designer Andrea Gorrie instead.

Formal wear

For many grooms, choosing formal wear is such a challenge, so if you are looking for something to match your modern wedding style here are some options.

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Photos courtesy of Miranda Stokkel Photography / See Real Wedding.

Groom Phil went for a classic tux, looking as sharp as James Bond!

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Photos courtesy of Splendid Photos and Video / See Real Wedding.

Brendan went for a fun fresh style with a two-piece suit and a floral tie. His best man wore the same floral design with a bowtie.

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Photo courtesy of Chloe May Photographer / See Real Wedding.

Groom Matt and his groomsmen went for a casual no-tie look with a white rose button.

Bridesmaids

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Photo courtesy of Wren Photo / See Real Wedding.

Sarah and her bridesmaids chose a maude colour paired with pastel coloured bouquet flowers and high heel sandals.

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Photos courtesy of Caroline Sada Photography / See Real Wedding.

Cyp’s girls wore red jumpsuits with stunning silver chunky high heels.

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Photo courtesy of Darin Collison Photographer / See Real Wedding.

Samantha chose a neutral colour palette with a mismatched style for her bridesmaids.

Florals

Flowers bring life to weddings! So choosing your blooms is a very important part of your styling.

Photos courtesy of Miranda Stokkel Photography / See Real Wedding.

Hayley and Phill went for orchids and white roses for the bouquets.

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Photos courtesy of Miranda Stokkel Photography / See Real Wedding.

And for their table centre pieces, the couple chose calla lilies and roses featuring a darker colour palette.

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Photo courtesy of Chloe May Photographer / See Real Wedding.

Rosie and Matt chose black and gold tones and hints of turquoise to set the scene for their art deco-style celebrations, along with elaborate floral arrangements to add a touch of drama.

Venue

Your venue is definitely the most important part of your wedding planning, so here is where all the elements come together!

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Photo courtesy of Darin Collison Photographer / See Real Wedding.

Samantha and Mitchell wanted their guests to feel like it was a celebration similar to how you celebrate with family at Christmas.

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Photo courtesy of Chloe May Photographer / See Real Wedding.

Rosie and Matt felt that their venue The Abbotsford Convent was large and it felt warm and inviting. The décor highlighted the unique space and its own beauty, which was exactly what they wanted.

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Photos courtesy of Miranda Stokkel Photography / See Real Wedding.

Hayley and Phil originally wanted to have a wedding in London, however, a friend took them to a new venue on the scene in Melbourne and they instantly fell in love with the ‘large New York-style windows overlooking Melbourne’s CBD’.

Cake

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Photo courtesy of Black Avenue Productions / See Real Wedding.

Grooms Ben and Tim had their wedding cake made to suit their venue’s jewel-inspired architecture.

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Photos courtesy of Caroline Sada Photography / See Real Wedding.

Cyp and Tom, being passionate about sustainability and proud supporters of local communities, aimed to reduce unnecessary waste while planning their wedding.

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Photos courtesy of Miranda Stokkel Photography / See Real Wedding.

Hayley and Phil chose suppliers who were trusted friends to come together to make their dream wedding a reality.

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