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Modern Orange and Green Wedding in Illinois

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 30, 2012

Engy & Jason

July 7

Chicago, Illinois

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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?

The big, beautiful French doors. It was a perfect, classic touch to the very modern, loft-ish space. We knew the venue was the one, when we imagined centering our wedding ceremony around the windows (rather than using the outdoor space). 

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

1. Hearing my cue to walk down the aisle: It was one of my favorite songs during the time I met Jason (“Such Great Heights” by The Postal Service), and it sort of culminated all of our years together to that moment. 

2. The MOH speech: She sang it to the tune of “Soul Sister” by Train. It was amazing. 

3. Taking pictures by the lake with the city skyline behind us: Our favorite picture was a wave crashing on to the shore as Jason dipped me for a kiss.

3. Give us the one moment from your wedding that you cannot stop thinking about.

Our first look. I was deliriously happy to the point of tears.

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Colleen & Jeff

April 28

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Our Q&A with the Bride:

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

We really wanted a venue that was unique, had character and could fit our 300 person guest list.  Everything at Fountain Square Theatre from the overall vintage vibe, to the balcony for cocktail hour to the marquis to announce our event really made the venue one of a kind and set the tone for our wedding day.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

My three favorite details were the flowers, my dress (can I wear it again somewhere?!) and our beautiful photos that help me relive the wedding day everyday.

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

My favorite moment was when the DJ really got the reception kicked off and we could dance and have fun with our family and friends.  We can honestly say we had a blast at our wedding!

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Colorful Fall Nautical Wedding in Florida

Posted by Kim on Jul 17, 2012

Meghan & Jonathan

November 11

St. Augustine, Florida

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Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

Only three?  All the DIY stuff was an obvious choice, we’re a little partial. Our take on northern and southern details and the things I wore were our favorites also. My groom built our cake dock to match our coastal theme, and it was so incredible. He and my dad found all the driftwood for our arch and then they built it…so special!

We assembled everything to match our coastal theme with nautical rope and our monogram. Our top favorites had to be the eight knot boutonnieres, mini faux docks that we used for the table names, and our escort cards that were a mini message in a bottle.  My aunts, sisters, dad’s girlfriend, and bridesmaids helped me do everything. Since we both lost our mothers before we were engaged, the time these ladies spent with me meant more than they will ever know.Everything was a labor of love, and it was awesome to see it all come together.

All the little things we did that were a northern and southern touch were also a favorite. Since I grew up in a real small, southern town, and my groom straight from the big apple, we wanted to express that in our style and food. Ahi tuna, spanakopita, and shrimp and grits were a few foods on our menu; we used southern mason jars instead of vases for centerpieces and our antique bottles were all from New York City.

My something borrowed, blue, and old was also a favorite. I wore my childhood best friend and matron of honor’s veil, our names and wedding date were embroidered in blue under a ruffle in my dress, and I wore our late mothers’ jewelry: my mother’s engagement ring and my mother-in-law’s bracelet,  it was very meaningful to have a piece of them with us that day. We were completely surrounded by sentimental details everywhere on our wedding day.

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

Um, the whole day? Gosh, being surrounded by everyone we love was a feeling impossible to put into words.  The surprise dance with my dad was priceless, but for just one moment, it was when the doors opened and we saw each other the first time. My groom was set on us not seeing each other before the wedding, not even for a first look, and I’m so glad he was. There was nothing like that door opening, looking straight down the aisle directly to him. He had the sweetest, proudest look on his face, and I had a perm-a-grin.  It was a moment we will never forget.

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Before we head out for the Memorial Day weekend, I wanted to share this colorful, summer, winery style shoot sent to us by Larsen’s Photography and Quintana Events!

The green, orange, and blue color palette is truly stunning. And how Quintana Events pulled everything together makes this set-up quite magical. It helps that the location was at the beautiful Jacuzzi Family Winery.

If you’re decorating a table this weekend, consider using bold, vibrant florals for your centerpieces, like the ones in these photos.  And if you’re not throwing any big party and just relaxing, enjoy yourself and have a Happy Memorial Day! xo

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Vendors
Photographer:  Larsen’s Photography | Invitation Designer:  Paper Source | Venue:  Jacuzzi Family Winery | Event Coordinator: Quintana Events | Floral Design: FloraLisa | Linens + Decor: Wine Country Party & Events

Whimsical and Modern Style Shoot Inspiration

Posted by Jeffra on Apr 27, 2012

Swoon-worthy only begins to describe how much I love this style shoot. Not only is it using THE color of the year, Tangerine Tango, but the setting is stunning and romantic. The color palette is a direct compliment to the red stone mountains and arid landscape.  The florals combined with white china and vases create a whimsical modern look I just love!  Couple all of that together with a fabulous seating area for cocktails, a circular ceremony, and a beautiful couple – done! Love love love! A special thanks to Gideon Photography for sharing!

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And the amazing video to accompany the photos:

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Vendors
Photographer:  Gideon Photography | Event Designer:  Forevermore Events | Floral Designer:  blossom sweet | Reception Venue:  Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club | Invitation Designer:  Pink Piggy Designs | Cinema and Video:  NP Films | Hair and Makeup: jaclynlamoreaux.blogspot.com | Cakesweetcakesbykaren.com | Dressgatewaybridal.com | Custom Suit: dresscodecustom.com | Jewelry: jbrooksjewelers.com
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