(Photo by Alex Kundy)
So 2016 is basically over, and while my first instinct is absolutely “goodbye and good riddance,” there were definitely some stunning moments that got lost under all the ugliness. The rad thing about curating the colorful #feels party that is the APW Instagram feed is that I’m not just documenting fancy new trends, I’m also reveling in other people’s… love? It’s cheesy and also completely true. Take the header image, for example. It’s not just amazing because that pant with semi-skirt over it plus crop-top combo hits it outta the ballpark—it’s also the ear to ear, “holy shit I’m stoked on life” smiles the newlyweds are sporting.
Here’s a roundup of the best wedding ideas of Instagram, both because I needed to relive all the sparkles, and because hey, there’s some pretty brilliant, totally usable (and/or inspiring) images to pin away for a planning day:
Message boards are the new chalkboards: Clearly this the kind of question you should be asking before saying, “I do.” (Photo by Letter Folk Co via Moxie Bright Events)
#IMSTILLWITHHER: Y’all, let’s all bask in this wedding, because it’s still excellent, even if the entire world has gone to shit in the last two months.
WEDDING GLOVES AND HATS: Can we talk about this killer southern belle outfit combination? Because it doesn’t get much better than this. (Photo by Kelley Raye)
put flowers on it: Sometimes your dog wears your flower hat better than you do, and you just have to roll with it. (Photo and flowers by Winston and Main)
muslim joy: Y’all, it’s been a rough few months in the media for our Muslim friends. Let’s celebrate their joy instead. Also, how certain cities (in this case, Cappadocia!) ARE the backdrop, amiright? (Photo by Semra Akçay)
hand-painted cakes: Why not eat your wedding art instead? (Cake by Tortik Annushka)
CRYSTAL LIPS: Don’t let our name fool you. Sometimes practical means “pretty to look at because that’s what I want to do.” (Photo and Lips by Johannah)
STACKABLE RINGS: Whether it’s geometric or vintage, this Art Deco meets stackable ring is pure fire. (Photo and Rings by Fiat Lux SF)