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Colorful Black-Tie Summer Backyard Wedding in Michigan

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 08, 2013

Rebecca & David 

September 7

Clinton Township, Michigan  

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

We decided on our venue the weekend we became engaged. Dave asked me where I would like to get married, and I told him I despised cookie-cutter banquet halls and the restrictions that are so often laced into contractual agreements and would love to find a private property where we could design our own venue from scratch. He suggested getting married in his parents’ backyard, and to our surprise, his parents agreed to it! It was where we met for our first date seven years ago. Our venue was incredibly special to us; we knew it was the one because it was the only one we even considered!

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Our flowers were definitely one of my favorite details. While planning our wedding, I went from knowing absolutely nothing about flowers to learning more about flower variations, seasons, and hardiness than I ever would have imagined. While we wanted our guests to feel at ease at our reception, I did not want our garden wedding to look like a garden party. I realized that our flowers would set the tone for the evening, and I wanted them to be whimsical and romantic. They were stunning.
 
2. Another favorite detail was our yay flags. While I’m certainly not the first person to think of this idea, as someone who exclaims the word “yay” on a daily basis, I knew these flags would be perfect for us. My parents and I invested several hours and sacrificed several fingers to the hot glue gun while hand-crafting 150 flags with hand-tied bells for our guests. Before we walked back down the aisle as a married couple, we both couldn’t help but laugh when we turned around to the sound of dozens of tiny bells while little flags flapped in the air.
 
3. I also loved my bridal flats. After realizing that high-heels were not an option for our garden wedding, I spent several months looking for the perfect flats or wedges. I am so happy that I decided to purchase ballet flats because I was on my feet all night conversing with guests, and I was unbelievably comfortable!
3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
The one moment I cannot stop thinking about is our first look. I knew I would be nervous on our wedding day, but I was far more emotional than I could have ever imagined. I am so happy that Dave and I were able to see each other (and shed a few tears together) before walking down the aisle. It was such an incredible, intimate moment. Seeing each other calmed my nerves so I could soak in the beautiful words spoken at our ceremony. 

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Bright Spring Beach Wedding in North Carolina

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 18, 2013

Megan & Jack

May 26 

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

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Q & A with the Bride: 

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The venue had beach access, and the reception room had a gorgeous ocean view.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Beach

2. Colorful flowers

3. Handmade table numbers 

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding you can’t stop thinking about. 

The beautiful weather during our ceremony! 

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Deniz & Khoa 

July 11 

Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands 

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Q & A with the Bride & Groom:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

Turks & Caicos is a beautiful island with clear and calm blue waters and gorgeous white sand. We chose Beaches Resorts specifically because they are kid-friendly and offer activities for everyone.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. The monochromatic décor of the Martha Stewart wedding theme, which was chic and natural, available at Beaches and Sandals resorts.

2. The colorful pom poms that we brought, and  our guests hung in the trees and above the reception area.

3. The black and white (mostly infant) photos of all of our guests hung in a row on one side of the reception area.

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about. 

We always reminisce about the moment just before we walked into the reception.  After our ceremony and once the photos were taken, we had a quiet moment just the two of us while our friends were finishing with decorating the reception area.  We told one-another that we should really remember this moment and just how happy we felt!

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Vibrant and Bright Indian Wedding in Georgia

Posted by Kim on Jun 24, 2013

Supernita & Vivek

April 7

Savannah, Georgia

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What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

We wanted an outdoor wedding near the water that captured the essence of Savannah – the city we got engaged. The Westin Savannah Harbor Resort provided us that backdrop for capturing the beauty of the river and historic Savannah, while providing us the flexibility of indoor and outdoor spaces that we wanted for our spring wedding weekend.

Which details from your wedding were your favorites?

  1. The magical setting on Friday night, with the lights, colors, dhol player, surprise fireworks on the river against the backdrop of historic Savannah.
  2. The oversized floral arrangements and neutral color palette of our reception day, with abundant candles and flowers. Our place settings that had a rose bloom and a personalized thank you note for each of our guests at the reception.  It allowed us the opportunity to individually express our gratitude for their presence and make it a more intimate event.
  3. The beautiful weather we lucked out with on the day of our wedding. The pink orchids and crystals, rose petals down the aisle and the vibrant outfits of our wedding party, against the clear blue skies made for a perfect afternoon setting for our wedding.

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

The wedding is a celebration of your love! Minor details don’t matter, focus on absorbing the love and energy around you. During the ceremony, try to do a time-out moment where both of you capture a mental picture of your ceremony – that will remain with you forever!

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

The moment Vivek and I entered our Friday night Sangeet event (the first event of our wedding weekend), we were awestruck by the fact that everyone had traveled great distances (Savannah is not an easy city to get to) just to celebrate with us — and that is our most amazing memory the entire weekend!

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Watercolor-Inspired Spring Style Shoot in California

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 05, 2013

Flowers are blooming, birds are singing–spring is in the air (almost)! To brighten up your Friday afternoon, take a look at this California style shoot full of beautiful and bold watercolors, and cupcakes that look simply irresistible. You’re going to wish you could take a bite or two.

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