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Rustic Gray and Yellow Backyard Wedding in Illinois

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 18, 2013

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Megan and Christopher were married on the bride’s farm near Starved Rock State Park, Ill. “We looked at a few different places, but when we were finally ready to make a decision, I knew I wanted to get married where I grew up, where we fell in love and where Christopher proposed,” Megan said. “It now means even more to us.” The bride wore a one-shoulder Lazaro ruffled wedding gown, accessorized with her hair down in loose curls. “The genuine shock and excitement when Christopher saw me for the first time that day literally took his breath away,” she said. “It was more amazing than I ever dreamed.” The ceremony took place under a big oak tree decorated with ribbons and paper lanterns. Guest sat in wooden pews and kept cool with umbrellas while the couple exchanged handwritten vows. As they recessed down the aisle, a flute ensemble played as confetti was thrown. Cocktails were served in mason jars, vintage couches served as comfy seats, and lanterns lit the entire backyard. The tented reception featured a family photo display, table numbers wrapped in twine, and the cake atop a tree stump!

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Photography: Gray Photography | Event Planner: Lauren Wave Weddings | Floral Designer: Event Floral | Ceremony Musicians: Illinois Valley Flute Ensemble | Dress Designer: Lazaro | Makeup Artist: Makeup by Jaycie | Transportation: Iron Horse Carriage | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Zeglio Custom Clothiers 

Citrus Yellow Summer Historic Home Wedding in Colorado

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 06, 2013

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Trish and Joel were married on a warm summer day at The Manor House in Littleton, Col. “We loved nearly everything about The Manor House, from the scenery to the charm of the house, and especially the service we received from the staff,” Trish said. “Even though the day went by quickly, we were able to spend plenty of time with our family and loved ones too.” Trish walked down the aisle holding back tears as she approached Joel standing behind a dramatic backdrop of Deep Creek Canyon. “We both will never forget the look on each other’s faces,” she said. The tented reception featured a gray and yellow color scheme. Check out those tall floral arrangements and lemons! Besides dancing, guests enjoyed playing corn hole and posing in front of the photo booth with props.

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Photography: Two One Photography | Venue: The Manor House | Floral Designer: Abloom | Musicians: Cloud 9 | Cupcakes: The Makery

Jenn & Ryan 

September 6

Staunton, Virginia 

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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 had looked at so many venues; they all began to run together. I wanted something beautiful and cost-friendly, and the options in Charlottesville were limited. One evening, when we weren’t really looking specifically for a venue, my husband came across The American Hotel, and I fell in love! We went to look at it the following week and booked it that day. The hotel was perfect for our style and personalities and in our budget! 

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

1. My dress – I only tried on dresses once so I knew I had to pick something that day! Once I tried it on, I knew nothing else could top it! It was discontinued and just happened to be my exact size and on clearance! I did not even need alterations!

2. Guest Tree – I saw the idea on Pinterest and fell in love with the idea. We had every guest sign a leaf to place on the tree, and when it was all full, we framed it, and it has became a centerpiece in our home! 

3. Grooms Cuff Links – Music is a huge part of my husband’s life, and as special touch, I bought him music note cuff links. It was a small touch but something that make his rented tux more customized to him!

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

The moment I can’t stop thinking about is the moment when we were saying our vows, and Ryan took out a handkerchief and wiped my tears away.  It was truly a picture of his love for me, and it will forever be a cherished memory of mine. 

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Gina & Shawn 

May 17  

Mt. Pleasant, South 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?

It is unlike any venue I have ever been to. It is a perfect blend of southern charm, rustic, and chic.

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

1. Yellow

2. Burlap

3. Lace 

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

Our maid of honors’ and best man’s speeches. One of my sisters did a rap, and it was absolutely hilarious. My other sister’s speech was so heartfelt that she started crying. The best man’s speech was perfect – thoughtful and loving, yet funny too.  I felt every possible emotion at one time; we were on cloud nine!

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Katie & Garry 

April 27

Dauphin, Pennsylvania 

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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 picked The Peter Allen House because it had the perfect combination of beautiful outdoor scenery and a classy vintage backdrop.

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

My bouquet, the ceremony programs, and the signs my Dad made for around the grounds.

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

As part of our wedding, we decided to do a foot washing ceremony to demonstrate our commitment to putting the other first and serving one another in love. The combination of this act, the music, and the atmosphere made it a very memorable moment, not just for ourselves, but for everyone who attended.

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