In addition, our Real Weddings Editor is also busy featuring cute couples for our photo galleries! Each week, she’ll be sharing her favorite real weddings on Fridays at noon. Check out this roundup below:
Scenic Colorado Farm Wedding– Emily and Todd were married at Crooked Willow Farms in Larkspur, Colo. on September 21. The couple’s Bernese Mountain Dog, Eddie, played a role in Todd’s proposal to Emily, and was arguably the cutest guest at the wedding.
Relaxed New Mexico Hometown Wedding – Michelle and Jeremy were married on their property in Ojo Caliente, N.M. on September 27. “The spot in Ojo Caliente where we held the wedding is on the land where Jeremy grew up,” Michelle said. Their wedding included personal touches, such as the silk ties Jeremy’s mother made for the groomsmen.
Coral North Carolina Beach Wedding – Caitlyn and Randy were married at The Memory Maker in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. on May 16. “We were running a bit behind for our ceremony, and we almost did not do a first look because the tide was coming in and about to overtake our arbor,” Caitlyn said.
Vibrant California Villa Wedding – Angela and Chris were married at The Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, Calif. on September 14. The decor featured beautiful botanical details, including stationary on which the bride and groom wrote personalized letters for each guest!
Tasteful Malibu Garden Wedding– Brooke and Kyle were married at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, Calif. on July 4. Their ceremony took place beneath a beautiful 100-year-old oak tree, and the reception kicked off with Ferris wheel rides. How fun!
Amanda and Kyle were married in the backyard of family friends on September 28. “The fact that it was at a home made it that much more special,” Amanda said. “The location had a ‘ranch style’ feel, which went along with the theme for our wedding too.” She wore a Marilyn Monroe-inspired mermaid wedding gown by Oleg Cassini, accessorized with ALDO wedges, while bridesmaids wore long blush dresses. The moment Amanda walked down the aisle was like no other. “If my Dad wasn’t holding me up, I probably would have fallen down,” she said. “Seeing my handsome soon-to-be husband standing there waiting for me took my breath away and brought me to tears.” The outdoor reception was decorated with floral arrangements made by the bride’s mother and bridesmaids. Each place setting was a vintage glass plate. “I loved how no plate was the same but all were beautiful,” Amanda said. Guests found their seats via a french door seating arrangement and took Instagram pictures as long as they hashtagged #muirwedding2013. “All the chalkboard signs were made by my aunt, who is an art teacher,” she said. How unique! The three-tiered cake featured a layer resembling birch wood with a carving of “K + A” in it, and a candy bar doubled as favors.
Today’s wedding styled shoot features a soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. and lots of romantic shabby chic details, including an altar under an old oak tree with sheer fabric, chandeliers, and hanging mason jars and picture frames, a dessert display with cheeky “Indulge” signage and pastel mini cake, and a birdcage atop vintage suitcases for cards. Just look at that bright bouquet!