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Rachelle and Ryan were married in a traditional church ceremony at Assumption University Chapel followed by an indoor reception at St. Clair Centre for the Arts in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on August 10. “We chose our venue because of the spectacular view of the Detroit skyline, and the beautifully landscaped riverfront gardens,” Rachelle said. The bride wore an ivory sweetheart a-line wedding gown with a ruched bodice, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, while the groom wore a three-piece gray suit, accessorized with a pink tie. Bridesmaids complimented one another in differing metallic shades and carried bouquets of roses, orchids, and dahlias. Did you notice that the ring bearer’s cufflinks were Lego pieces? “The one moment that will play in my mind forever is walking down the aisle with my father by my side and seeing Ryan looking back at me with such love in his eyes, and the overwhelming feeling of knowing that this was the best day of my life,” she said. There even was a bag piper who played during the processional! Following the nuptials, the reception followed inside the St. Clair Centre for the Art’s ballroom. The tables were draped in silk linens, and “delicately cascading floral arrangements created an ambiance of an enchanted forest,” Rachelle said. Bonus: A Latin-inspired band performed followed by a DJ. Two for one!

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Photography: Delmore Creative Photography | Videography: E/Motion | Ceremony Venue: Assumption University Chapel | Reception Venue: St. Clair Centre for the Arts | Dress Designer: Watters | Shoes: INC. | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Ralph Lauren | Floral Designer: Floral Scapes Designs by Magdalena | Hair Stylist: T’Dye For By Jeffery Wood | Makeup Artist: Angel Face By Linda Garrisi | Rentals: Designs by Diane | Cake: Sunrise Bakery and Pastry | Band: Transeo | Ceremony Musicians: Ambiance Ensemble | Stationery: Papyrus | Jewelry: Precision Jeweler | Officiant: Father Stan Fraser |

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Jillian and Kim were married along Bond Street Pier followed by a reception at Admiral Fell Inn in Baltimore, Md. on September 28. “Kim and I met [at our venue] at a New Year’s Eve party hosted by a mutual acquaintance and had our first kiss on the balcony at midnight,” Jillian said. The bride wore a sweetheart floral applique bodice wedding gown with a tiered skirt, accessorized with drop dangling earrings and finger-tip length veil, while the groom wore a black suit with a bow tie. Since his alma mater is University of Maryland, College Park, Kim had his groomsmen wear socks with the state’s flag’s logo on them. Now, that’s how you show school pride! Before the ceremony, they decided to have a first look. “It was such an intimate moment seeing each other for the first time on our wedding day, and we have so many amazing pictures of it,” she said. “We wrote letters to each other instead of having readings during the ceremony. My brother read my letter to Kim, and Kim’s best man read his letter to me.” The reception followed with tables decorated with tall curly willow centerpieces accented with wine bottle table numbers. In lieu of a guestbook, guests were asked to sign an old wine barrel, and “wedding jams” CD favors were given out at the end of the night, so they could continue the dancing at home.

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Photography: Kirsten Smith Photography | Ceremony Venue: Bond Street Pier | Reception Venue/Caterer/Rentals: Admiral Fell Inn | Event Planner: Kristina Yepes | Dress Designer: Lazaro from Gamberdella Salon | Bridesmaid Dresses: Allure from The Bridal Boutique | Jewelry: Rachel Mulherin | Hair Stylist: Holly Grwusiewicz | Makeup Artist: Lindsey Poro | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Banks | Shoes: Betsy Johnson | Floral Designer: My Flower Box | Officiant: Elizabeth Gantnier | Ceremony Music/DJ: MusicMasters 

Vibrant Indian Fall Country Club Wedding in New Jersey

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 20, 2014

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Laura and Raj were married at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, N.J. on November 17. “Raj and I have very opposite taste,” Laura said. “I am rustic, he is modern. The Westmount was the perfect balance.” She stunned in a strapless sweetheart lace wedding gown, accessorized with chooras, or red and white bangles, which are an Indian wedding tradition. Laura’s hair was tightly curled and pinned to one side, and she carried a bouquet made of all-white roses and hydrangeas. Her bridesmaids wore navy blue chiffon floor-length dresses and carried bouquets made of light pink roses. The groom and his ‘men looked dapper in their gray suits with white vests and neck ties. There was the baraat, a processional in which the groom rides on a decorated horse to the ceremony with his family in tow. After the nuptials, the guests enjoyed an indoor reception that included, dancing and indulging in a multi-shaped cake. Yum! “It is a beautiful day where everyone you love comes to show you unconditional love and support during the biggest moment of your life,” she said.

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Photography: Kate Connolly Photography of Off BEET Productions | Bridal Gown: Rosa Clara Bridal at Nordstrom Bridal Suite | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids Dresses: J2 by Jasme at Bijou Bridal | Rings: David’s Jewelry |  Chooras: Om the Origin | Jewelry: Nordstrom | Hair Stylist: Mark Christopher Salon | Make-up artist: Fresco Artistry | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Delux Tux | Venue: Westmount Country Club | Officiant: Yogi Krishana | Musicians: Jam Entertainment | Invitations: Zara Design Group | Flowers: Spitz and Peck | Cake: Palermo Bakery

Elegant Pink and Gray Summer Seaside Wedding in Canada

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 18, 2014

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Amy and Scott were married at Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada on August 24. “The outdoor location for the ceremony is what sold us on our venue,” Amy said. “All of the lush green combined with the beautiful ocean backdrop was exactly what we had envisioned for our ceremony.” She wore a light pink ruffled mermaid wedding gown with a sweetheart neckline. She accessorized with a studded sash and carried a bouquet of roses and mums. Her bridesmaids donned light gray strapless chiffon dresses with sweetheart necklines too, their bouquets were the same as the bride’s. The groom and his ‘men wore three-piece suits and accessorized with silver neckties and pink pocket squares. The reception featured long banquet tables and chairs wrapped in pretty bows, fun games, a candy buffet, and delicious square-layered cake for guests to enjoy. The bride’s favorite detail? “Having all of our friends and family in one spot and dancing the night away with all of our favorite people!” she said.

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Photography: Sofia Katherine Photography | Event Planner: Donna Lavigne  |  Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero at Calgary Bridal Center | Bridesmaids Dresses: Etsy, Harsuccthing | Jewelry: Flannery Jewelers Ltd.  |  Hair Stylist: Naomi from Look Essential | Make-up Artist: Cheryl Leblanc from Look Essential  | Grooms/Groomsmen Attire: BLACK by Vera Wang | Venue, Caterer, and Rentals: Gowan Brae Golf and Country Club | Officiant: Lyne Raymond | Ceremony Musicians: Teresa Thibodeau and Charlie Watson | Florist: L’Oasis Florist Ltd. |  DJ: Music DJ Don | Cake: Creative Ostentation  | Transportation: Landry Limousines

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Sarah and Casey were married at the bride’s parent’s backyard in Novato, Calif. on July 20. “We wanted to keep the guest list small and make the event as intimate as possible,” Sarah said. “It just seemed like the best way to to do it.” She walked down the aisle wearing a Vera Wang ruffled wedding gown, accessorized with a purple sash and Christian Louboutins, while Casey wore a light gray suit, accessorized with a striped tie and pocket square. “Of course, I adored my dresses and shoes,” she said. “I am so grateful to have had not one, but two of her creations. And who doesn’t love a pair of 5-inch Louboutins, probably the only pair I’ll ever own, but that’s okay!” Following the ceremony, guests were escorted to rustic, white-washed tables decorated with burlap runners, lanterns, candles, potted herbs, and olive oil favors with “Grazie!” tags attached. “We knew we wanted our reception to follow the farm-to-table theme,” Sarah said. “Keeping this in mind, we used a lot of textural elements rather than colors.” The newlyweds’ favorite moment? “Having everyone together, celebrating and having a great time,” she said.

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Photography: Claire Dobson Photography | Dress Designer: Vera Wang | Bridal Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Jewelry: The Valut | Hair Stylist: Michelle Rodriguez | Groom’s Attire: Jack Victor | Groom’s Shoes: Allen Edmonds | Equipment Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events | Caterer: Park Avenue Catering | Music: Jazz Experience

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