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Bold and Bright Spring Wedding in South Carolina

Posted by Kim on May 24, 2013

Brianna & Avery

March 24

Charleston, South Carolina

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We just love how this wedding mixes unique, bold, and modern details (a bright color scheme, the bride’s pink gown) with a historic venue and Southern charm. And can we just talk about that gown for a moment? It truly proves that you don’t have to wear wedding white to look like the star of the show – and still completely bridal-appropriate. We’re also loving the lush florals, the cool cupcake arrangement, and the scenic ceremony spot.

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Modern Spring Yellow and Gray Wedding in Florida

Posted by Kim on May 02, 2013

Melissa & Stephen

March 30

Tampa, Florida

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Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

I wanted an indoor/outdoor venue with a view. I really had a hard time finding something like that in the Tampa/St. Pete area. All it took was one tour of the Westin’s BluVu Room and I was sold! The view is absolutely spectacular indoors and outdoors!

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

The outdoor patio décor (grass bar, patterned tablecloths, and fun pillows), the card table showing pictures of family members that are no longer with us, and the candy bar.

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Enjoy the planning process! It can sometimes become tedious and stressful, but seeing your vision come to life at the end is all worth it!

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

I really loved the grand exit with the sparklers! It really solidified that we were finally married!

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Erin & Christine

October 6

Chicago, Illinois

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Q & A with the Couple:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

We immediately loved the view, of course, and how intimate it was. We had the ceremony in the same location, so the indoor and outdoor space was great too. It was perfect for a cocktail party of Champagne and hors d’oeuvres. 

Which details from your wedding were your favorites?

We were really excited about our photographer and loved all the photos, she was amazing and we could not have done better. 

My sister made a wishing tree for us and we still keep everyone’s wishes for us in a jar on a shelf. A lovely reminder of all the love and support we have in our lives. 

Our wedding cake was made by Christine’s mom (Golden Goose Catering) and it was gorgeous and we loved the ceramic birds on tops. 

I loved my hair and I am so glad I chose to wear my hair up for the event. 

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

Our officiant handed out blessings for some of our guests to read during the ceremony and that really was beautiful to have our guests be a part of the ceremony too.  Our ceremony was personal and the officiant really took her time to tell our story and include our guests. We were so glad it was personal; it kept the ceremony intimate. 

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Modern Green and Blue Summer Hotel Wedding in DC

Posted by Kim on Feb 21, 2013

Rachel & Adam

July 14

Washington, DC

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Q & A with the Bride

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

We knew we wanted to have a city wedding but didn’t want a traditional, formal hotel.  The Hotel Monaco in downtown DC was exactly what we were looking for in a reception venue:  fun, colorful, and modern yet full of history as the former General Post Office of DC.  The hotel maintains so many original details like marble columns and stairways, and the ballroom is in the old  library.

We were lucky to find the historic Sixth & I synagogue right down the street for the ceremony.  More than 100 years old, it was absolutely stunning with a beautiful domed ceiling and an intimate atmosphere.  It was perfect.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

Green Flowers: I wanted bright lime and green flowers to contrast with the teal bridesmaids’ dresses and teal ties for the groomsmen.  My florist used green roses, hydrangeas, orchids, berries, and more.  I loved how it all came together, and it matched my lime green peep-toe heels.

Our Cocktail: Adam and I love spicy cocktails, so we opted for a special drink to kick off the evening.  Chili and horseradish vodka, grapefruit, fresh basil, and seltzer.  Did everyone love it?  Probably not – but we did – and that’s all that matters!

Mom’s Toffee Favors: My mom’s homemade chocolate toffee candy is a favorite treat, and we wanted to share it as parting gift to all of our friends and family.  We gave Adam’s mom and aunt the recipe, and they starting baking and packaging it up weeks in advance.

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Outsource!  Hire a planner and enjoy the ride.  The last thing you and your family want to do on wedding day is worry about details. 

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

Strolling through the streets of DC, our photographer in tow, following the big reveal.  Even though there were crowds of people around, it felt like we had the city to ourselves.  I couldn’t take my eyes off of Adam, and I couldn’t stop smiling.  

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If pretty-pink-princess-style weddings are so not your taste, you’ll love today’s styled shoot. We love the sleek, glamorous black-and-white vibe, and the venue – a hotel located in Colorado Springs’ turn-of-the-century commodities exchange building – has so much character. We love the modern ceremony backdrop, the centerpieces dripping with crystals, and the black-tie inspired place settings.

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