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Modern Rainy Day Fall Rooftop Wedding in Missouri

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 11, 2014

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Jessica and Ross were married in a traditional church ceremony at the Catholic Student Center at Washington University followed by a reception at Jefferson Memorial in St. Louis, Mo. on November 16. “Jefferson Underground has personality, and we wanted something other than a cookie-cutter wedding,” Jessica said. “We loved the unfinished brick walls and industrial feel to it as well as the outdoor space we could us for the bar and dance floor.” The bride wore a strappy satin fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with statement earrings, necklace, and sash, while the groom wore a three-piece gray suit, accessorized with a tie. Bridesmaids wore mix ‘n’ matched short navy blue dresses and carried bouquets of dahlias, anemones, silver brunia balls, thistles, and succulents. “From the beginning, we wanted the theme of our wedding to be really neat lighting,” she said. “The Aries Company helped us realize that dream with the string lights and Edison light fixtures. It really stood out in pictures and added a special glow to the whole evening.” Dinner was all tons and tons of local flavors! “We wanted to show our guests a taste of St. Louis — Schlafyly seasonal beer, BBQ, and ice cream with ingredients sourced all over,” Jessica said. Tables were decorated with gray linens, assorted vases and vessels centerpieces, and yarn art numbers. Notice the goat cheese potato chip favor bags at each place setting? Plus, the personalized plastic cups that also served double-duty as escort cards. “After the first dance, it started to sprinkle and rain a little bit,” she said. “We were worried it would ruin the reception, but our guests weren’t deterred. We will never forget dancing in the rain with all of our family and friends, and it made for some unforgettable memories and hilarious pictures.”

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Photography: Oldani Photography | Videography: Rue De La Vie | Ceremony Venue: Catholic Student Center at Washington University | Reception Venue: Jefferson Underground | Event Planner: Katie Saeger Events | Dress Store: The Gown Gallery | Shoes: Nordstrom | Jewelry: Shane Co. and Bauble Bar | Hair Stylist: Pixies Hair Design | Makeup Artist: Ginger Bay Salon and Spa | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Officiant: Gary Braum | Stationery: Todd Studios | Floral Designer: Peacock Blooms Floral Designs | Rentals: The Aries Company | Caterer: Bogart’s Smokehouse | Bar: Champagne Wishes | Cake: Frostbite Gourmet Ice Cream | DJ: Rockstar Djs

6 Unique Accents For Your Floral Arrangements

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 11, 2014

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Have you ever heard of incorporating accents such as scabiosa pods, poppy pods, lotus pods, fiddlehead fern curls, silver brunia balls, or air plants? We didn’t, but our Flowers Editor sure did.  Each and every one adds volume, texture, and a little extra character to your floral arrangements. See more photos in WeddingWire’s FallBook 2014 here.

Bright Coral and Yellow Spring Farm Wedding Illinois

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 10, 2014

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Taylor and Paul were married at Royal Oaks Farm in Harvard Ill. on June 14. “We visited our wedding site in the middle of a huge snowfall and knew through all the snow that it was going to be beautiful,” Taylor said. “It was perfect for us.” The bride wore a v-neck a-line wedding gown, accessorized with her hair down in loose curls with a fingertip-length veil and gold leaf earrings, while the groom wore a gray suits, accessorized with plaid ties. Bridesmaids wore short coral chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of dahlias, scabiosa pods, pincushions, and craspedia balls. “I had all my best friends in my wedding with me,” she said. “God gave us the most beautiful day too.” The ceremony took place outside overlooking 120-acres of apple orchards. Aisles were lined with wood slices etched with the words of 1 Corinthians 13 on them such as: it’s faithful, patient, and love never fails. “I loved all the wood pieces that my father-in-law cut and my father and I sanded down and wrote on for the aisles,” Taylor said. Fun fact: After the “I dos,’ portraits were taken on the carousel. Guests were asked to write their advice and well wishes on pieces of Jenga blocks. “My sister gave the best maid of honor speech,” she said. “I barely teared up all day, but I definitely cried during her speech.” Tables were decorated with burlap runners, mason jar centerpieces, and votive candles. Plus, the cake was only two-tiers of ruffled, buttercream frosting goodness. Yum! The newlyweds’ best advice? “Remember that no matter what details get messed up or can’t happen, you are marrying your best friend and that is all that really matters about the whole entire day,” Taylor said.

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Photography: Rachael Osborn Photography | Venue: Royal Oaks Orchard | Event Planner: Terri Penner | Dress Designer: Vera Wang from David’s Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Officiant: Greg Bradshaw | Floral Designer: Flowers by Janet

How To Style Your Wedding Reception

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 10, 2014

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Need receipes for transfoming a netural reception space into the beautiful scene you have in your head? WeddingWire’s FallBook 2014 will walk you through four key areas that are often overlooked – the welcome table, the lounge, the bar, and the sweetheart table – and show you how to outfit each according to three different styles, using rental furniture and shoppable accessories.

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Stephanie and Derek were married at the New Orleans Botanical Gardens in New Orleans, La. on October 13. “I have always wanted to get married in New Orleans Botanical Gardens in City Park,” Stephanie said. “City Park is such a special place for us, and I always knew I watned to get married outside. The Botanical Gardens have the perfect mix of classic New Orleans live oaks and gorgeous floral gardens.” The bride wore an off-the-shoulder a-line wedding gown, accessorized with her hair down in loose curls, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with a white vest and tie and a top hat. Bridesmaids wore long green chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of peonies, roses, succulents, and star of bethlehems. “When my dad hugged me at the end of the aisle, he didn’t want to let go!” she said. “It was such a moment. And when Derek and I had just left the wedding on our tandem bike, and we were biking down down Esplanade Avenue. It was just the two of us on a beautiful night, but now we are married — it just felt right.” Following the outdoor nuptials, guests were escorted inside the pavilion. Tables were decorated with tall centerpieces, gold votive candles, and lots of hops here and there. “My husband is a brewer, so that was really a cool, personal piece,” Stephanie said. “He made a special beer called “Hoppily Ever After” and even made a label with us on it.” The newlyweds’ best advice? “Make it your own!” she said. “It’s so easy to get caught up in all the Pinterest possibilities, but without a question my favorite things, and those that made our day were the ones that were so uniquely us.”

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Photography: Arte De Vie | Venue: New Orleans Botanical Gardens | Dress Designer: Romona Keveza and Wedding Belles | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale and Wedding Belles | Hair and Makeup Artist: Kiss and Makeup | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Officiant: David Trumpey | Ceremony Musicians: Maggie Politi and Travis Haas | Stationery: Minted | Floral Designer: NOLA Flora | Caterer: City Park Catering | Cake: Swiss Confectionery | Band: Colin Lake Band | Dance Instructors: Dance Quarter | Favors: NOLA Brewing Company

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