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.
Amy and Rocky were married at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, Calif. on November 29. “The inspiration behind the day was of course to become husband and wife and to share the happy moment with our close friends and family,” Amy said. “What we wanted to create for our guests was a beautiful day that they would remember and cherish for as long as we would. We didn’t want to follow any of the standard wedding ‘recipes’ that we had seen in past weddings we had attended. We did this by incorporating our tastes and preferences with all of the suggestions and expertise that our vendors gave us.” Prior to the ceremony the bride and her ‘maids got ready in patterned floral kimono robes and matching glitter TOMS. Portraits were taken in the amphitheater where musical artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder, ZZ Top, Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Callait, and Justin Bieber have performed. Amy wore a sweetheart lace wedding gown, accessorized with a birdcage veil. Did you know she also wore a red wedding dress too? Bridesmaids were blushing in dress in various fabrics, styles, and lengths with do-it-yourself bouquets filled with roses, gerbera daisies, and baby’s breath. Following the sunset nuptials, the newlyweds proceeded to the grapevines to share a few peaceful moments to themselves before the reception. Inside, guests were escorted to their seats with wine corks, while tables were decorated with candles and the ceiling with paper lanterns. A photo booth was nearby for them to leave a photo as well as their well wishes before the night was over too.
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.
Amy and Gregory were married at the Currahee Club in Toccoa, Ga. on October 19. ”The Currahee Club has such a magical atmosphere with beautiful views of Lake Hartwell,” Alex said. She wore a v-neck lace wedding gown and accessorized with vintage-inspired jewelry. Alex opted for a partial updo and carried a bouquet made of anemones, ranunculuses, eucalyptuses, and dusty millers. Her bridesmaids donned gray and navy blue floor-length dresses with gentle ruching and various necklines. The groom and his ‘men wore gray suits complete with navy blue bow ties and anemone boutonnieres. “The most special moment of the day was waiting until the time of the ceremony to see my groom,” she said. “It made it that much more magical.” The indoor reception featured wooden farm tables with patterned chevron table runners and mason jar centerpieces. Guests enjoyed a multi-layer cake adorned and were also given bubbles and sparklers to send the newlyweds off to their new life together!
Mallory and Reed were married beside a beautiful lake in Jasper, Ga. on October 19. Mallory walked down the aisle wearing a strapless wedding gown with lace detailing and a bejeweled sash, accessorized with pearl jewelry. Reed and his groomsmen looked dapper in gray suits and donned blue paisley ties. Mallory’s bridesmaids wore floor-length deep purple dresses and carried wildflower bouquets. The ceremony had a unique backdrop that featured a collage of picture frames. The couple really “tied the knot” by doing so with a piece of rope during the ceremony. Guests sat at long banquet tables at the reception with birdcage centerpieces, and enjoyed the gorgeous view of the lake through floor-to-ceiling windows. The couple even had their guests fill out a “Mad Lib” card on their way out to rate their overall experience!