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Classic Black-Tie Fall Park Wedding in Florida

Posted by Caitlin on May 05, 2014

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Merri and Peter traveled all the way from New York City for their destination wedding at Phillippi Estate Park in Sarasota, Fla. on October 26.  The bride wore a sweetheart drop-waisted wedding gown accented with crystal beading, while the groom wore a black suit and bow tie. Bridesmaids wore mix ‘n’ matched short and long dresses in various shades from blush to beige and champagne to gold. Guests were greeted at the Edson Keith Mansion’s property with a Brooklyn Brewery biergarten welcome area, complete with local brews, lagers, ales, and IPA’s, but were soon thereafter advised to take a seat underneath the moss-draped oak tree as it got closer to sunset. Notice the newlyweds’ reaction once they were announced husband and wife? Priceless. The reception followed inside the sunroom decorated with silver vase centerpieces and wine bottle table numbers and lit with chandeliers. The dessert display featured six Momofuko Milk Bar wedding cakes that were flown in! Yes, that’s right. No one could resist those unique flavors of banana, pretzel, pineapple upside down, and chocolate chip.

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Photography: Black & Hue Photography | Venue: Phillippi Estate | Event Planner: SRQtees Events, LLC| Dress Designer: Kenneth Pool | Shoes: Chanel | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Ralph Lauren Black Label | Rentals: US Tent Rentals and The Perfect Settings | Lighting: Affairs in the Air | Caterer: Clayton’s Siesta Grille | Band: Bay Kings Band | Transportation: Siesta Trolley | Hair Stylist: Tangerine Salon | Kelly McGraw | Ice Cream Truck: B’s Cool Treats

Vintage Retro Burgundy Fall Barn Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 30, 2014

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Shauna and Eric were married Old Newhall Barn in Newhall, Calif. on October 13. “I loved how it fit into my vintage, rustic look,” Shauna said. “Plus, it was in our backyard and very special to my husband!” The bride wore a custom designed wedding gown with a ruffled skirt, accessorized with a sparkly gray sash and “something blue” peep-toe pumps, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with a white bow tie and initialed cufflinks. “Our first look, I was so nervous because it was like meeting him for the first time again,” she said. Inside the barn, fabric draped from the ceiling’s wooden beams and mason jar candles hung from the walls during the ceremony. Tables were then decorated with burgundy linens, lace, and silhouette pictures during the reception. Notice it served double-duty? If dinner wasn’t enough, the dessert display was! Guests could pick and choose between lollipops, pumpkin pies, apple pie pops, chocolates, cookies, and taffies. At the end of the night, the newlyweds exited in a 1950s Hudson automobile with a “Just Married” sign hand painted on the back window along with soda cans trailing from behind. Not to mention the sea of sparklers too! Their best advice: “Hire a wedding planner!” Shauna said. “At least for the day of. It’ll make everything run smoothly.”

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Photography: Becca Rillo Photography | Venue: Old Newhall Barn | Event Planner: Tricia Dalgren | Dress Store: David’s Bridal | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses: Watters from Lili Bridals | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Floral Designer: Claire’s Flowers | Cake: Portos Bakery | DJ: Battleson Entertainment | Caterer: Ann Taylor | Officiant: Max Plummer | Hair Stylist: Andrea Neal | Makeup Artist: Felicia Latour

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Ashlee and Jacob were married at Matthews Manor in Springville, Ala. on November 3. “It was perfect,” Ashlee said. “I always wanted an outdoor wedding, and Micah’s Meadow was beautiful for that. I also loved that Grace Hall was there too, so guests didn’t have to travel.” The bride wore a sweetheart lace a-line wedding gown, accessorized with sparkly flats, while the groom wore a three-piece gray suit, accessorized with a striped tie and polka dot socks. Bridesmaids wore satin ivory dresses and carried wildflower bouquets. “The walk back down the aisle, it felt so amazing to escape the spotlight and be close to my husband,” she said. “He swept me off my feet (literally!) and put me in the horse-drawn carriage that awaited us.” Of course, there was a “Just Married” sign on the back for all to see. Most of the reception details were handmade by Ashlee, including the centerpieces and jars of honey. “At the end of the day I would have done it all over again,” Ashlee said. “I loved every part of my wedding day. It was truly a fairytale. I owe it all to my mother! While I thought I had a lot of good ideas, it was her timeless class and wisdom that kept us focused and on budget. Looking back I’m glad we collaborated our own ideas and kept it simple and natural.”

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Photography: j.woodbery photography | Venue/Caterer/Rentals: Matthews Manor | Dress Designer: Marisa Bridals from Bridals by Lori | Bridesmaid Dresses: Watters from Bridals by Lori | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Hair and Makeup Artist: Gildas Salon and Day Spa | Floral Designer: Matthews Manor | Stationery: Bridals by Lori | Officiant: Cooper Shattuck | Ceremony Musician: Kate Champbell

Shabby Chic Pink Fall Inn Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 22, 2014

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Kellie and Tyler were married at Temecula Creek Inn in Temecula, Calif. on November 30. The bride wore a sweetheart wedding gown with a lace bodice and ruffled skirt, accessorized with her hair down in loose curls, while the groom wore a dark gray suit, accessorized with a plaid tie and pocket square. Not to mention her custom Converse tennis shoes! Bridesmaids wore long pink chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of garden roses, ranunculuses, and dusty millers. The outdoor ceremony began just before sunset and was lit with plenty of chandeliers and string lights from trees. After the vows were said and sealed with a kiss, the newlyweds couldn’t help but show their excitement with a fist pump or two. Guests kept warm during cocktail hour with blankets, roasting marshmallows by the bonfire, and a cigar bar. A favorite moment during the reception? “Our first dance and the dancing with all of our family and friends,” Kellie said. Memories were built (and signed) onto Jenga pieces, mini bundt cakes were served as something sweet, and a grand exit was made with sparklers! “This is YOUR day,” she said. “No one else’s, so make it exactly how you want it and not how other people want it to be.”

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Photography: Daniel Boone Photography | Venue: Temecula Creek Inn | Dress Designer: Allure Bridals from Mary Me Bridal | Shoes: Converse | Bridesmaid Dresses: Hailey Logan from Nordstrom | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Floral Designer: Flowers Etc. | Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes | Jewelry: Caitlizlee | Hair Stylist: Ashleigh Alvarez | Makeup Artist: Christina Sandoval | Officiant: Jay Hewitt | Invitations: Melissa Weisbender | DJ: Able Productions

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Deborah and Laurence were married at The Ritz Carlton in Cancun, Mexico on November 27 — right after Thanksgiving! “The warm location, and the outstanding customer service of the hotel” made them know it was the venue for them! Who could resist that? The bride wore an ivory sweetheart a-line wedding gown with a ruffled skirt, accessorized with a sash tied in a bow, while the groom wore a black suit and tie. “Walking down the aisle barefoot with the sand between my toes . . . seeing my future life partner, family and close friends in front of this breathtaking ocean view,” Deborah said. “It was a moment of joy and tremendous gratitude with God for allowing everything I envisioned to be materialized.” The ceremony was strictly barefoot! Approximately 25 guests sat on comfy ottoman poufs, aisles were lined with wooden signs that displayed verses such as “love never fails” and “it is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily ignored, it keeps no record of wrongs” from 1 Corinthians 13. After the traditional Jewish breaking of the glass, the nuptials were sealed with a kiss under the chuppah. Dinner and dancing followed inside the ballroom. Farm tables were decorated with lit lanterns and candles, continent table names, and lots and lots of rose petals. The newlyweds’ favorite moment? “The song I wrote and sang for Larry,” she said.  Hangover kits attached to bottles of water served as favors, and a grand exit of sparklers ended the night.

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Photography: Brian LaBrada Photography | Venue/Caterer/Rentals: The Ritz Carlton, Cancun | Dress Designer: Vera Wang | Shoes: Monique Lhuillier | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Jewelry: Milari | Officiant: Rabbi Stephen Spiegel | Hair Stylist: Melina Ruiz | Makeup Artist: Melina Ruiz and LuzElena Huezo | Invitations: Smile Pub by Angela Herrmann | DJ: Show System | Event Planner: William Perez

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