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Kristina and Will were married at the White Orchid Beach House in Wailea-Makena, Hawaii on October 14 — all the way from Australia. The bride wore a sweetheart ruched a-line wedding gown, accessorized with a headband in her loose curls, while the groom wore a gray vest and pants, accessorized with argyle socks. Bridesmaids looked oh-so lovely in navy blue chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of all-white roses, orchids, and calla lilies. As intimate as the ceremony was overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the reception was even more so lit with a crystal chandelier, paper lanterns, and candles. Not to mention the palm trees! Each place setting featured a “thank you” tin for guests to take home with them. Can you guess what was inside? Well, it’s a secret.

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Photography: Joanna Tano Photography | Venue: White Orchid Beach House | Event Coordinator: A White Orchid Wedding, Inc. | Floral Designer: Teresa Sena Designs | Caterer: Maui Catering Services

Classic Black and Red Fall Plaza Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 11, 2014

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Kristena and Ryan were married outside on Grand Newport Plaza followed by a reception inside Celebrations in Costa Mesa, Calif. on November 2. Fun fact: The bride is also our very own Apple Blossom from Bridal Buds! “My husband and I fell in love with it as soon as we toured the grounds,” Kristena said. “I think the one thing about it was that it was unique, and we loved that we could have the ceremony and reception in one place without having our guests travel.” She wore a sweetheart ruffled ball gown, accessorized with a jeweled sash and pair of black Badgley Mischka petal t-strap high heels, while the groom wore a black tuxedo, accessorized with a white tie. A favorite moment? “The first look!” she said. “When I came down the staircase and saw my husband standing there waiting for me, I was so excited. Seeing his expression was worth all the nerves and craziness up to that point.” Following the nuptials, guests were asked to fill out “We Say” advice cards, tables were decorated with black linens and red roses centerpieces, and a candy bar was filled with taffy, gummies, cake pops, and chocolates, which also doubled as favors. “It was the perfect item for them to take home with them after the night,” Kristena said.

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Photography: Sargeant Creative | Videography: Aqua Vivus Production | Event Planner: Eventfully Beautiful | Dress Designer: Mori Lee from Mary Me Bridal | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo and David’s Bridal | Jewelry: Emanuel Designs | Hair and Makeup Artist: Flawless Faces | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Friar Tux | Ceremony Venue: Grand Newport Plaza | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Floral Designer: Natalie Galasso Designs | Reception Venue: Celebrations | Caterer/Rentals: Turnip Rose | Cake: Creative Cakes | Candy Bar: Sweet Ladera | Transportation: Crystal Limousine and Ace Transportation | Photo Booth: Foto Cabina 

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Ashley and Kevin were married in a traditional Catholic ceremony at St. Mary’s Church in Alexandria, Va. followed by a reception at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va. on September 28. “We chose an early 1960s vintage theme,” Ashley said. “The era reminded us of our grandparents, whom we love dearly, and it’s the time period of one of our favorite TV shows Mad Men.” The bride walked down the aisle wearing a lace mermaid wedding gown, accessorized with a chunky statement necklace, while the groom stood waiting in his classic black tuxedo and bow tie. “The look on my husband’s face when I said my vows” was Ashley’s favorite moment. “Bridesmaids received vintage handbags, long white gloves, and pink Ray Ban sunglasses,” she said. “Groomsmen had polka dot socks, fedoras, pale pink pocket squares, and white Ray Ban sunglasses.” The reception followed in the the renovated ballroom that featured stunning views of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. Tables were decorated with tall floral centerpieces in mercury vases and vessels, and named after pop culture icons or trends like Woodstock. The newlyweds’ first dance? “All of Me” by John Legend.

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Photography: Holland Photo Arts | Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Catholic Church | Reception Venue/Caterer: Army Navy Country Club | Ceremony Dress Designer: Martina Liana from Hannelore’s Bridal Boutique |  Reception Dress Designer: BHLDN |  Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Jewelry: PARIS by Debra Moreland | Hair and Makeup Artist: Andre Chreky | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Reeds Custom Tailors | Officiant: Father Kleinman | Invitations: Dandelion Patch | Floral Designer: Vert Tige | Rentals: Perfect Settings and Party Mosiac | Cake: Pastry Xpo | DJ: Chris Laich | Favors: My Wedding Favors, Etc. | Transportation: Camelot Classics  

Rustic Peach Fall Ranch Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 03, 2014

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Jacquelyn and Sean were married at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley, Calif. on October 19. “We knew it was the one because of it’s effortless, natural beauty,” Jacquelyn said. “It felt like we were at an Italian villa.” The bride wore a lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with an illusion neckline and back, accessorized with a pair of sparkly peep-toe pumps, while the groom wore a gray three-piece suit, accessorized with a peach bow tie and pocket square to match the ‘maids in their dresses. She walked down the rose-petal aisle with her parents by each side to meet Sean. They recited their own vows that got them both teary-eyed! Guests enjoyed signature “Whisk-ie Love” and “Yu Sweet Cute-Cumber” cocktails from mason jars. Rustic farm tables were decorated with vintage books, vases and vessels filled with roses and hydrangeas and coffee bean favor bags at each place setting. “The one moment I can’t stop thinking about is when all our friends and family flooded onto the dance floor to surround us for the last song,” she said. “There was big bear hugs, high-fives, and cheers while everyone sang along to Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ at the top of our lungs.”

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Photography: Hazelwood Photo | Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch | Event Planner: Joyce Kim Weddings | Dress Designer: Allure Bridals from Beautiful Day Bridal Salon | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Wedding Time | Hair Stylist: Touch of Beauty | Makeup Artist: Leslie Chan | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Friar Tux | Ceremony and Reception Music: Elegant Entertainment | Invitations: Leslie Kim | Floral Designer: Butterfly Floral | Rentals: A Rental Connection | Cake: Skiff’s Cakes | Caterer: Command Performance | Videography: Avec Lumiere Productions

Vibrant Emerald Fall Loft Wedding in Washington

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 10, 2014

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Meghan and Christopher were married in a traditional mass ceremony at the Blessed Sacrament Parish followed by a reception at the Loft at Russell’s in Seattle, Wash. on October 13. “The church itself is breathtaking and made us feel very connected,” Meghan said. “We loved how high the ceilings were and how much natural light flowed through. There were beautiful stained glass windows, and a lovely old Catholic church feel with brick interior. The immediate warmth made us feel right at home.” She walked down the aisle wearing a lace wedding gown with capped sleeves, accessorized with a sapphire cross necklace, while her groom stood waiting at the altar wearing a gray suit, accessorized with an emerald tie to match the bridesmaid dresses. “It was the most memorable part of the day,” she said. “I really took time to look at everyone who was there, especially mine and Chris’ family.” Following the ceremony, the newlyweds exited the church with a bubble send-off and were off to the reception. Tables were decorated with different colored vases, from green to blue and purple to white, filled with lush white blooms and greenery. Our favorite detail? The two little birds on the wedding cake!

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Photography: Courtney Bowlden Photography | Ceremony Venue: Blessed Sacrament Parish | Reception Venue: The Loft at Russell’s | Event Planner: Jesson Mata | Floral Designer: QFC Flowers | Hair Stylist: Malissa Martin | Makeup Artist: Amber Lui | DJ: Steve Stephens | Cake: Madalyn Wilkins

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