Morgan’s Mondays: Milou + Olin Wedding Inspiration

Happy Monday! There’s been a lull in actual “wedding planning progress“, so I thought I’d share some of the most inspirational weddings (and shoots!) that I’ve seen since starting here at Milou + Olin. And it gives me an excuse to pull up some of our prettiest photos!

Styled Shoot: Happily Ever After

This first one is very near and dear to my heart – it goes back to when I was in San Luis Obispo, working my days away after graduating from college. Even though it wasn’t the right time to get hitched, I still pored over sites like Style Me Pretty and Ruffled, soaking in the romantic details. One perfect day, this gem popped up on the site, rendering me speechless. I’m an unabashed little girl at heart, and the fairy tale elements in this gorgeous shoot were just too much for me! Little did I know I’d be working for the photographer who dreamed it up (really, she dreamt it!) a few years later!

wedding_inspiration_0019With the help of the ever-fabulous Mary at Very Merry Events, Caroline put together this shoot from a dream. And it’s so dreamy! The white, cream, peach, and navy color palate is completely delicious! These accessories are delicate but make a big impact. wedding_inspiration_0020Could you ask for a better invitation suite? It’s full of scrollwork and fabulous typefaces. Not to mention beautiful calligraphy on the envelopes! wedding_inspiration_0025The bride and groom signage on the chairs is lovely – it goes with the scroll motif and the gold text is so fancy! The bride’s bouquet is a lovely eclectic mix of peach, blush, and white flowers. wedding_inspiration_0021This adorable wall is such a unique idea! Using props and giant lettering to spell out the bride and groom’s story – like an animated page from a book! wedding_inspiration_0026 This tablescape is beyond words. The gold utensils and charger, the glittering apples, and of course that flower runner! It’s over the top. wedding_inspiration_0024 Another close up of that runner! 

Wedding: Brittany and Scott

Brittany and Scott’s wedding was a mix between traditional and modern, and was all white and pink! Here are some of my favorite moments:

wedding dress and shoes A little sparkle never hurt! These fabulous shoes and Brittany’s crystal belt add some glamour to her getup.

modern flowersBrittany had a bouquet worth lusting after: it was a mix of gorgeous flowers all in pink, navy and cream that made for a beautiful structured arrangement.
formal groom

Groom style: formal! Scott pulls off a tux and bow tie with flair. 
ceremony backdrop


What I learned from this wedding: flowers don’t have to be everywhere to make an impact! They frame the ceremony space beautifully and add some color!


chair decor Bride and Groom chair decor: mossy! These unique letters really bring some whimsy into the reception. script namecards Typeface: full of flourish! chalk wall Using black to make everything else pop: excellent! A giant chalk wall is a fabulous photo focal point – and that’s exactly how they used this later in the night! wedding succulents Using succulents sparingly: I’ve seen so many weddings where it’s entirely succulents, which looks amazing, but I don’t think I could give up flowers! Sneaking a succulent in here or there still looks fab.


Wedding: Peggy and Eric

Besides the fact that Peggy did SO much of this wedding with her own fabulous design skills, it’s just a wonderful mix of eye-opening romantic style that makes vintage feel modern.

lace dressWhat I learned from this wedding: long sleeves can be done in the best possible way. Peggy looked like she was born to wear this dress! The sheer lace and voluminous skirt felt fresh and nostalgic at the same time.silver bridal shoesAnother bride who identifies with the love of sparkle! These shoes have an ample supply. bride getting ready Doesn’t Peggy look absolutely timeless? I swooned when I saw these photos. bridesmaids Tip: Have fun with your bridesmaids. I love these pictures! And goofing off before your ceremony can relieve so much stress! romantic bride and groom photo What I learned from this wedding: Pouf is good. Don’t be afraid of it! It creates amazing photos like these. reception decorI’ve never fallen in love with a chair quite the way I did when I saw these lovely creations! It’s so fabulous and romantic, but feels very natural.

Wedding: Kat and Mike

There were so many amazing moments in this over-the-top wedding, but my favorite was the unique decor. The flowers for this event were beyond compare.
tulip ceremony backdrop A tulip and candle backdrop? Yes please! Ceremony decor just got raised up a level! unique wedding flowers These centerpieces look like pieces of art! The tulips and succulents are my favorite bits. unique wedding flower ideas I love how much attention was paid to the little details: even the ring pillow matched the centerpieces! pink uplighting What I learned from this wedding: lighting a space goes a long way. Check out the pink walls! This space might feel completely white and cavernous without it.

So that’s my Monday roundup of favorites! Have a good week lovelies!

xo- Morgan Elizabeth


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