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Modern Spring Hotel Rooftop Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 04, 2014

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Tanya and Adam were married at Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, Calif. on May 18. “Not only do we love the city, we were lucky enough that the bay lights were up in time for our wedding creating the perfect backdrop,” Tanya said. She wore a sweetheart fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with a Juicy Couture statement necklace, bracelet, and earrings, while bridesmaids wore blush dresses with cute bows at their waists. Notice how their bouquets feature succulents? We’re suckers for them! Following the rooftop ceremony, the newlyweds danced down the aisle and escaped to a room to spend a few minutes alone. Meanwhile, guests enjoyed hand-picked wines and heavy appetizers instead of a sit-down dinner. The cake even featured their pup!

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Photography:  Hazy Lane Studios | Venue: Hotel Vitale | Floral Designer: Lee’s Florist & Nursery | Dress Designer: Allure Bridals | Dress Store: Joanna’s Bridal and Tailoring | Hair and Makeup Artist: Bellezza Cristali | Jewelry: Juicy Couture 

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Kathy and Christopher were married at Montecito Country Club in Santa Barbara, Calif. on December 29. “The Montecito Country Club was the first and only venue that we saw in person,” Kathy said. “With it’s rolling green hills, ocean views, and unique architecture, the country club was the ideal combination of charm and elegance. We knew right away that it was the perfect match for us.” The bride wore a sweetheart ruched ruffled wedding gown, accessorized with a jeweled broach in her side updo, while the groom wore a gray suit, accessorized with a blush tie. “The one moment in our wedding day that I cannot stop thinking about is exchanging vows during the ceremony as the sun set behind us,” she said. “It was both meaningful and magical, and I remember wishing the moment would last forever.” The reception followed inside. Tables were decorated with garden rose, tulip, and hydrangea centerpieces, table names of places the couple had traveled together to, and homemade beer favors at each place setting. “Chris and I started working on those brews months before,” Kathy said. “It was a lot of work but definitely worth it.” Guests also danced the night away to a Beatles Tribute band and ate bread pudding cake. “We wanted to incorporate Chris’ Southern heritage into the wedding, and fortunately, our pastry chef had an amazing recipe,” she said.

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Photography:  Chelsea Elizabeth Photography | Venue: Montecito Country Club | Event Planner: Haber Event Group | Floral Designer: Grass Roots | Hair and Makeup Artist: LunaBella Makeup and Hair | Lighting: Bella Vista Designs | Cake: Christine Dahl Pastries | Beatles Tribute Band: Paperback Writer 

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Megan and David were married at Rocky River Vineyards in Charlotte, N.C. on September 28. “[It's] such a beautiful, tranquil place that makes you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere,” Megan said. “We were so happy to find a place with this atmosphere that wasn’t too far outside the city. We wanted to have our ceremony and reception at the same location and this venue offered that opportunity as well as a place for the bridal party to get ready.” On the day of the wedding, the weather was perfect, no rain. Every bride’s dream right? Megan walked down the aisle wearing a lace wedding gown with an illusion neckline and keyhole back, carrying a do-it-yourself bouquet. “I loved all the pops of red,” she said. “Red is both of our favorite color, so I was excited to use lots of [it] in our wedding — my shoes, David’s tie, bridesmaid dresses, etc.” Her favorite moment? The first look. “I was so nervous all day up until the moment we saw each other,” Megan said. “It was such a special part of the day to have some time with just the two of us.”

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Photography: Grace Hill Photography | Videography: Whitewash Films | Venue: Rocky River Vineyards | Bridal Portraits: Nia Capril Photography | Caterer/Bakery: Southern Style Events & Catering | Makeup Artist: Makeupwithme | Dress Store: New York Bride and Groom | Bridesmaid Dresses: Modcloth | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Macy’s | Engagement/Wedding Bands: Perry’s Fine, Antique & Estate Jewelry 

Romantic Summer Vineyard Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 17, 2014

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Aimee and Michael were married at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards in Sonoma, Calif. on September 16. “We were really looking for a place that had all the elements of ‘us,’ and a venue that would allow us to create a bespoke experience for our guests,” Aimee said. “When we visited . . . it was a blank canvas beset among a bucolic landscape that just couldn’t be replicated elsewhere. The owners were incredibly accommodating, and the site was fully customizable, which would allow us to showcase our Italian heritage, our urban side, and our love of all things wine country while maintaining that rustic feel we had been hoping to achieve.” She walked down the aisle wearing a Reem Acra ruched bodice wedding gown, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, while Michael looked handsome in his black tuxedo, accessorized with monogrammed cufflinks. Following the outdoor ceremony, guests were seated at a long communal farm table decorated with vases and vessels filled with dahlias and berries, and burlap runners. “We hired a specialty cocktail service, and they made craft cocktails with fresh local ingredients,” she said. Her favorite memory? “During dinner, there was a moment where Mike and I stood at the end of our tables and looked down at all our friends and family eating, drinking, and laughing,” Aimee said. “It sort of hit me that we had pulled this off, our vision had come to fruition, and it was even better than we could have dreamed of.”

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Photography: Viera Photographics | Venue: Jacuzzi Family Vineyards | Floral Designer: Grant Avenue Florist | Caterer: Park Avenue Catering Co. | DJ: AMS Entertainment | Hair Stylist: Its a Date | Cake: Patisserie Angelica | Lighting: The Lux Productions  

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Natalie and Ian were married at Carondelet House in Los Angeles, Calif.  on March 23. “We went to countless venues and loved them all, but when I walked into Carondelet House, I had the same feeling I had when I found my dress,” Natalie said. “This place is so beautifully decorated down to the last detail. It had so much character and charm from the chandeliers to the vintage art. It didn’t need additional decor to fill the space. It spoke for itself.” The bride wore a tulle fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down, while the groom wore a gray suit, accessorized with a mint tie. Floral arrangements featured roses, plenty of succulents, and hydrangeas. After the newlyweds were pronounced husband and wife, guests were asked to toss confetti and shout hooray! Our favorite portraits, you may ask? The ones above with their pup Baxter. Mixologists created signature whiskey ginger drinks especially for their cocktail style menu, and almost every detail was handmade from the signs, glitter dipped mason jars, and feather trimmed stirrers.

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Vendors:

Photography: Chloe Moore Photography | Venue: Carondelet House | Floral Designer: Blossom Floral, Inc. | Dress Designer: Blue by Enzoani | Dress Store: Pebbles Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Michelle Mason | Shoes: Aldo | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Theory and Dolce & Gabbana | Cake: Coco Bianca | Hair and Makeup Artist: Chevonne Moore of Goodform Salon | Wedding Bands: Felix Leon Chan

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