European Destination Wedding Inspiration

A spring wedding in Cleaveland, Ohio.

About the Shoot

The Overview

Dreaming of a European style wedding? This curated editorial styled shoot is your wedding inspiration source for all things old world wedding themes and European destination wedding ideas. Packed with romance and wanderlust, let these photos guide you to your own, truly dreamy, wedding.

The Wedding Attire

Crisp, classic, and romantic captures the feeling and aesthetic of this bridal gown and groom's tuxedo combination. Model Bethany gets a glamourous garden aesthetic straight out of a portrait in her European-inspired wedding gown, complete with sweetheart neckline, off the shoulder cap sleeves, and a long, flowing train. The true white wedding dress gets depth and added sweetness from the floral lace that covers the dress's full length.

Standing next to model Matvey as the groom, the couple's wedding attire creates a lovely contrast that sets the tone for the whole wedding shoot. That groom attire look begins with a stark black tuxedo with a notch lapel–a classic and understated tuxedo style that emphasizes the easy sophistication that is key to this outfit and this wedding as a whole. A clean, formal, and simple white French cuff dress shirt, a black bow tie, and slip-on loafers complete the tuxedo outfit. Together, the couple accomplishes perfectly black and white attire that feels absolutely traditional and timeless.

The Setting

This European-inspired wedding color palette keeps things simple and soft. The color scheme consists mainly of white, with hints of ivory, light pink, champagne, blush, and ivy green woven in. The building on the building property that serves as the outdoor wedding backdrop along with neutral elements like leaves, the dark centers of while flowers, wooden chairs, and light-colored floral table centerpieces and aisle decor bring the wedding to life, adding interest and a more complete feeling to the white wedding theme throughout.

Brimming with elegance, this enchanting venue manages to create a destination wedding feeling right at home. This expansive backyard balances the look of an English cottage in the countryside–with its cozy and quaint bricks and gardens–and a historic castle–with its fancy, formal structure and fairytale princess wedding associations. With beaded chandeliers, twinkling fairy lights, banquet tables, and dramatic but natural green vine floral archways, the wedding setting is transformed to the grand grounds of a European estate venue.

All together, the venue, attire, and decor make for a unique, down-to-earth royal wedding vibe. So whether you're traveling for a destination wedding or simply making your close-to-home nuptials feel like they're in Europe, here's your inspiration for the destination wedding attire and decor, here is your inspiration.

Crisp, classic, and romantic captures the feeling and aesthetic of this gown and tuxedo combination. The stark black tuxedo with a notch lapel is a classic and understated style that emphasizes the easy sophistication that's key to this wedding.

Editorial, SuitShop

Bride and groom kiss at the end of a banquet table in that garden at modern European themed outdoor wedding with neutral color palette.
Bride in A-line lace wedding gown and groom wearing classic wedding tuxedo standing at the altar under green ivy arches.
Close up details groom's black tuxedo jacket while he holds bride for creative wedding portrait.
Groom wearing timeless black tuxedo for wedding and loafers guiding bride by the hand at European destination style venue.
Groom wearing notch lapel black tuxedo and bow tie hugging bride wearing off the shoulder wedding dress.
Groom attire wedding details with black bow tie, black loafers to go with a tuxedo, and silver wedding ring
Romantic European theme groom wearing classic slim fit black tuxedo at wedding lifting bride in white lace ballgown.