We work often designing custom websites for business owners in the wedding industry. We thought we’d share some of our favorite and most popular wedding industry website designs we’ve done since the last wedding season. We’ve got almost all corners of a wedding covered with an event planner; the entertainment, lighting and decor; the flowers; the makeup; and of course the photography. (We would love to add bridal gown designer to this list!)
This Chicago based wedding DJ, lighting, and decor companies mission is to tailor their event services to their clients’ wants and needs. They strive to bring wedding visions to life and that’s exactly what we had in mind when we designed their WordPress wedding theme. The website design is classic and elegant to match their updated company branding and not be geared toward one style. This website showcases:
- beautiful photography for their wedding and event services
- photo galleries showing off their favorite events and the great work they do
- an up-to-date blog full of resources for couples to gather inspiration for their own wedding day.
- an easy to use contact forms to schedule a wedding or event consultation
- a scheduling calendar to check availability of the company prior to scheduling a consultation
Contemporary Wedding Design Style
Prior to meeting MDM they had updated their logo. We based their entire WordPress wedding industry website design around their new logo using a timeless navy blue and gold color scheme, contemporary font style, and celebration champagne bubbles throughout. We were once told that this website’s design reminded them of the fancy gift packaging you get from an up-scale specialty boutique store!:)
WordPress wedding industry website design front-end features
- Exceptional SEO
This website has been designed with strong search engine placement in mind. A google search for Chicago event lighting will show MDM in the first position out of 21.3 million search results.
Exceptional photography makes a website in the wedding industry stand out and we think that’s the case with MDM’s wedding and event company. We wanted to make sure their potential client’s saw their work with the use of a large image slider on the homepage as well as imagery throughout to guide the viewer around the site. We also integrated photo galleries that can be viewed with a slideshow pop-up (lightbox) style.
- Content and lots of it
MDM Entertainment knows the wedding and event industry and it shows. Their WordPress wedding industry website design is packed with content about how their company can work with couples for their dream wedding day.
- Availability Checker
Client’s can see if the company is available to entertain for a wedding day or other event.
Stay connected through the company newsletter and get up-to-date content about events they’re involved in.
- Raves & Reviews
People love to talk about weddings and people love to read about weddings! Website visitors can read all about people raving about the company’s wedding and event services.
Website Features for the Client
Mdmentertainment.com is built using the Genesis Framework on the ever-popular content management system (CMS) WordPress. This allows the client full capability to update and add to the content on their site with each new wedding or event while staying current with web standards and online optimization.
What MDM said about their final website and our services:
We had very high standards when looking for a web designer to redo our website and 3200 Creative exceeded all of our expectations. We wanted a company that was able to design on the StudioPress Genesis platform and that could provide not only a functional website but a beautifully designed one as well, 3200 Creative did just that. Ryan and Cathi were easy to work with, were very responsive, incorporated all of our requests and did an amazing job on the design. On top of all that, the work was done in a timely manner at a reasonable price. What more you you ask for! We were so happy with their work we had them design another website for another one of our companies as soon as they finished with the first project. We couldn’t be happier with their work.
Lisa Reinhardt Makeup and Hair Artistry
Lisa Reinhardt is a premier makeup artist and hair stylist in the Twin Cities area with great raves and reviews about her services for weddings. She has received multiple awards for her wedding day hair and makeup services from renowned wedding industry websites as well as being featured on several popular wedding blogs. Alongside hair and makeup Lisa Reinhardt is also one of the few certified eyelash extensionist’s in Minnesota.
Edgy Fashionable Website Design Style
After we designed the new fashion forward logo for Lisa Reinhardt, she returned to us with a need for a new wedding industry website to showcase her work and to get found online. With her new branding in mind, research about current fashion trends and some hands on brainstorming with the client we landed on an awesome custom website design that fits her style and speaks to brides-to-be looking for great makeup and hair styling for their wedding day.
This Wedding Industry Website Features
- Strong SEO (Search Engine Placement)
A Google search for twin cities wedding makeup will place Lisa’s site in first position out of 16.6 million search results. This also goes for 10-15 other search terms people typically type to find her type of service in her area.
- Pictures, pictures and more pictures
Nothing shows off wedding day hair, makeup, and eyelash extensions like pictures. Twincitiesmakeup.com uses the Genesis Responsive Slider, multiple photo galleries, and real images of her team’s work throughout the site.
- Service Information with image galleries
This wedding hair style and makeup website includes the information about the services she provides and gives reader image sample of each.
- Raves, Reviews, and Awards
A website design for the wedding industry has to include raves and reviews because they are a very important part of the transaction between the bride and the company providing service. People trust testimonials from actual brides so twincitiesmakeup.com also includes a feed of reviews from weddingwire.com, a trusted source in the wedding community. Her site also features several badges she has gotten from theknot.com, weddingwire.com, and the Twin Cities Bridal Association.
This website’s blog is a great resource for all things wedding makeup and hair. She keeps her blog filled with great information for anyone looking for wedding day tips and tricks.
- Custom conditional logic form
We created a custom contact form for twincitiesmakeup.com where users can get in touch with the company to sign up for service, ask a general question, or even apply to join the team. It’s a pretty hefty form built using the premium WordPress plugin Gravity Forms, check it out here.
- Fully Updatable WordPress Website
Since twincitiesmakeup.com is on the Genesis Framework for WordPress, Lisa has full ability to update the content on her site.
Raves from Lisa Reinhardt about her custom wedding makeup and hair website
I am so glad that I found Cathi at 3200 Creative! Not only did she design an amazing logo for my business but she has now out done herself on my recent website! I was a little hesitant to get a new site because I did not really want to invest the extra money (honestly) but I am so glad that I did! I really feel that my new site is more my style and I have already gotten so many compliments on how user friendly it is, how fast it loads on phones and very click-able! Cathi is extremely professional and personable. She is also very reliable and does everything in a timely manner, which I really appreciate as a business owner. I will never use another another person for my website or logo needs. I can not say enough about their service! If you are looking for a new website person….go with 3200 Creative!!!! Thank you!
Tracey M Events
As the Co-founder of The Wedding Planners Institute of Canada and co-producer of The Wedding Professionals International Conference, Tracey Manailescu of Tracey M Events is an experienced wedding coordinator and event planner. She provides a variety of services to her clients for their hometown or destination weddings. Tracey is a true romantic with a wealth of knowledge in the wedding industry.
Tracey’s motto “Stylist Events for Modern Romance” inspired the wedding website theme design of traceymevents.ca. She wanted her website design to be classy, fun, and elegant while keeping it clean and well organized to let the featured events and blog do the talking. We created her type-based logo design as well as custom vector navigational icons.
What a Wedding Planner needs in a website
- Content, Services, Pictures, News, a Blog, and a way to get in touch
traceymevents.ca includes information about Tracey, lists what’s included in her wedding planning services, shows off pictures and stories of featured weddings and events, an archive of media links, a blog full of wedding planning resources, and a contact form to get in touch.
Photo Booth Express
Owned and operated by Mike Dodson of MDM Entertainment, Photo Booth Express is a photo booth rental company used for weddings, corporate events, and other parties that need to be archived on a film strip. The Chicago based company is one of the most used photo booth company in the area because of their great customer service, reliability, and featured-packed photo booths. Photo Booth Express allows party goers to “Capture the Moment, so you can take home the memory.”
Custom Photo Booth Rental Website Design
photoboothexpress.com’s website design is one of our favorites! The clean, art-deco style design makes visiting their website fun to look at and shows off the variety of memories that can be captured from guests using the photo booth. The website development is exactly the same as the MDM site with a custom wedding styled child theme design on top. This significantly cut down on the budget needed for the two sites.
- Photos, Content, Testimonials
Seems obvious that photos would be the most important feature on a photo booth rental website and it’s true. People want to see what a company can produce but even more important is getting found online. Since photoboothexpress.com was built using the Genesis Framework for WordPress it already has a better chance coming up in search engines and the addition of well written, informative content has proven SEO results. Try doing a Google search for a Chicago photobooth and you’ll find them right at the top!
Lynnette Higginbotham is the creative vision and lead floral behind MadisonHouse Designs of Columbus, Ohio. She combines her 10+ years of professional horticulture design and a lifetime of love for flowers into her stylish and affordable wedding floral arrangements and more.
Florist Website Design
When we began working with Lynnette we asked her to give us 3 words that describe her business style that she wanted reflected in her florist website design. Her words were “organic, fresh, and modern” and we created the perfect mix of those to come up with a unique and custom website design that showcases her beautiful floral work just right. Using the popular damask pattern in the background with a mix of pencil drawn lines along with a soft yellow, gray and white color pallet, the style of her website design is sure to attract brides-to-be.
Custom Flower Business Child Theme
With Cathi’s shared love for flowers this project is another of our favorite custom website designs for the wedding industry. This website is a customized version of our Blooms Bouquets custom flower business child theme built for the Genesis Framework. Read more about our WordPress flower theme here.
Customized website development
The photos of the beautiful wedding floral arrangements from this wedding florist company needed to be shown throughout the website design. We incorporated a large homepage image slider as well as multiple photo galleries with hundreds of photos of the different floral and decorating services offered.
- Custom Services Pages
Along with wedding floral arrangements, this florists website also provides decorating and other gardening services. Her website includes custom coding for each of these areas of expertise to show her creative talent. The Vintage Decorating area of her site includes custom website development to fit the needs of this service area to show the items available for rental.
- Raves & Reviews
Like every other service provider in the wedding industry the post-wedding review is one of the most important parts of their job. Nothing helps bring in continued business like a great testimonial and awards from websites in the wedding community. MHD has received multiple awards from WeddingWire and The Knot as well as reviews from happy brides.
Rave from MHD on her custom floral website
Ryan and Cathi at 3200 Creative were fabulous to work with, offering not only creative and knowledgeable web design services, but also all of the follow-up needed to help me optimize my website in an affordable way. I love that they were able to set me up with all of the software and tools needed to take the website into my own hands after the initial design so that I can easily upload pictures, content, blog posts, and more. I can’t wait to see the results from all of their hard work. I was clueless, and feel so fortunate that Cathi approached me about their services. Thanks Ryan and Cathi for your most professional and expert designs and training.
Other sites built on our custom flower business child theme:
Karin Newstrom Photography
At first glance you’ll see that Karin Newstrom is a pet photographer and you’re right. Based out of Minneapolis she also captures couples for engagement sessions and wedding day photography in addition to her cute puppy photos. She also works very closely with several Twin Cities pet rescues, doggy day-cares, boarding, and exercise facilities. Her natural light images are stunning and she has a knack for capturing the right moment for both people and pups.
Custom Photographer Website Design
We worked hands-on with karin to design the perfect shell to showcase her photography based on the Pixel Happy Child theme by StudioPress. Her custom website design is clean, fresh, and bright to match her photography style. We also designed her photography logo and icon.
This Custom Photography Website Features
- Photo Galleries
karinnewstrom.com has image galleries for pets on location, pets in studio, portraits, and weddings & engagements with lightbox for enlarged viewing. Her site design features a large image slider that is seen on each page of her website.
- Blog with large images
Karin’s photos speak loudly so the need for large images in her photography blog was a must.
Photography Website Testimonial
I cannot say enough about 3200 Creative! Ryan and Cathi completely “got” me from the beginning and worked fastidiously to realize my evolving brand and vision until it was perfect. I received incredibly prompt and thorough customer service and have an amazing website and logo that completely exceeded my expectations in terms of both functionality and design. After only a short time live, I’m already seeing staggering SEO results and constantly receive glowing compliments on my site from friends, colleagues, and even complete strangers. Thank you again!