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Gold Chevron Summer Garden Wedding in Arkansas

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 01, 2013

Samantha & Jud

July 20  

Fayetteville, Arkansas 

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From the bride:  “My overall goal for the day was to create a relaxed and fun day. We used the colors orange, light pink, cream and gold to help set a warm mood and environment. For the groom’s cake, we served sugar cookies from Great American Cookie Company. Anyone who knows Jud well knows he LOVES those cookies! I had a cute signature tree made on Etsy that we used as the guestbook. One of my favorite moments in the wedding process was probably our playlist. Jud and I picked out songs to play before the musician played. It reminded us of all the concerts we have been to together. I loved everything about the wedding day! I had a great time getting ready with my mom, sister and closest friends and taking pictures with Jud even though it was HOT. I loved being on my dad’s arm as he walked me down the aisle. I had fun singing and dancing with Jud and friends at the receptions. We also had a great time going out in Dickson with our friends after the reception! All in all we had an amazing and carefree time!”

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Rustic Hot Pink Barn Wedding in Texas

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 11, 2013

Kari & Kevin

May 4

Georgetown, Texas  

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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?

I was looking for a rustic but elegant look and thought Gabriel Springs was perfect for this.  I also loved the openness of the venue, and how all guests would be in one room. 

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

1. Beautiful florals 

2. Vintage lace wedding gown 

3. Bridesmaids’ Kendra Scott earrings that really made my color scheme pop! 

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

The one moment I can’t stop thinking about is walking down the aisle to the man of my dreams and seeing the look in his face.  It made everything feel so right.

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Elegant Pink Ballroom Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 10, 2013

Lynn & Christian 

May 26

Pasadena, California 

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From the photographer: One of our favorite moments during weddings is the first look. On our way walking over to the Langham Huntington’s amazingly landscaped Japanese gardens, we noticed we were taking a very long walk down a long covered bridge, and I knew this was the place! There’s so much emotion and anticipation leading up to this moment, and we love seeing the couple’s expressions as they see each other! For Lynn and Christian, we know it was a long planning process so to see them so happy was very rewarding for us!

When we first stepped outside to view the Horseshoe Garden at Langham Huntington, we definitely had to take a moment to digest what we saw! The grounds were so perfect and spectacular, the views of the valley were amazing! As we took a stroll around the path, we realized that there was 360 degrees of perfection. I love it when the bride has a long walk with her dad to the groom, there’s so much that happens on the way! The groom’s emotions rise, family and friends gasp as they see her for the first time. Coming down those steps looked like something out of a fairytale!

Every turn at this elegant venue had a new surprise for us, and the Georgian Ballroom was no exception! The vaulted and arched ceilings and historic artwork made the perfect backdrop for a romantic reception! The soft pink tones of the floral and cake were gorgeous. For us one of the highlights of the reception was all the activities for the kids. There was magic, balloons, face-painting, a photo booth, I think the kids were having more fun than the adults!” — Ron Miller of Ron Miller Photography

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Candlelit Pink Summer Barn Wedding in Canada

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 21, 2013

Sarah & Andrew

June 1

Ontario, Canada 

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From the photographers: “The rustic backdrop of Honsberger Estates in Jordan Station was the stunning location that Sarah and Andrew chose for their wedding day. If love is shown in the details, then Sarah and Andrew out did themselves in showing how special they are to each other.  From the burlap aisle runner to “made-with-love” preserves for guest favors to the wood-planked tables adorned with candle light, snapdragons, and rosebuds kept that elegant feel that Sarah and Andrew had hoped to achieve.  Every gorgeous detail was so beautifully put into place creating a warm ambiance for their friends and family to enjoy as they became husband and wife. 

The morning began with a surprise delivery of flowers to Sarah from Andrew as her aunt was putting the final touches on her classic updo.  After hair and makeup was done, Sarah personally handed out the bridesmaids’ bouquets complete with a added, personal touch – a gift of a brooch made unique to each bridesmaid. Meanwhile, Andrew and the groomsmen enjoyed getting ready at a friends house nearby.  Once the guys were ready, they had fun taking pictures complete with a vintage VW Beetle.  
 
The old exposed beams and embedded stone made for the perfect setting for their simple ceremony.  One of the highlights of the ceremony was when the guest were asked to join as they were led in a few worship songs that were close to the couple’s hearts, certainly a moment that will not be forgotten.  
 
For there formal couple pictures, we scouted out a field and grove of birch trees allowing Sarah and Andrew a moment to step away from the guests and enjoy a moment as husband and wife, capturing those intimate images that they had been dreaming of.  
 
As a special treat for their guests, Sarah and Andrew entertained their friends and family with a live band – The Postmen.  From fun dinner music to their first dance and some crazy fun on the dance floor, The Postmen kept the party rocking and did an amazing job.  To top of their amazing day, Andrew had a little secret that he had been planning for Sarah.  As night fell and the party came to an end, Sarah and Andrew got ready to exit with sparklers and guests waving goodbye.  Unbeknownst to Sarah, Andrew had arranged for some of the groomsmen to be hiding out in a local field with fireworks.  As they drove away, the sky was lit up.” — Mike and Jenny Vinson of VP Studios Photography

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Classic Black-Tie Summer Villa Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 09, 2013

Kristiana & Jaryn

July 7

San Juan Capistrano, California 

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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?

When we walked into the villa for the first time, we fell in love. It had so much character, detail, and history. It was so unique to other venues that we saw and offered everything that we were looking for. It was a very warm and fun environment too. The staff is amazing and will do everything in their power to make your day perfect. I honestly could go on and on how wonderful this place is. It was such a magical place, and my guests still can’t stop raving. Between the historic avocado tree, mulberry trees, cobble stones, statues, marble tubs, beautiful wooden floors, fire places, and windows, this place is a dream.

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

The first thing I loved was my venue. It was the center of all the decisions and details. The second would be my flowers, which were done by Fleurs du Jour. They were absolutely stunning and overly beautiful. Nelli did such a great job. The flowers went along with the villa so perfectly; it couldn’t have been better. The third detail that was my favorite was my dress. It was made by Kelly Faetanini and was 19th century-inspired Christian Dior. It had knifed pleats and a scalloped cut organza.

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

My advice would be to not sweat the small stuff.  Everything ends up coming together so much better if you don’t. Also, try not plan things last minute. Don’t pay people on the day of. Make sure to give all your payments a week before. Also, relax two days coming up to the wedding, go get your nails done, relax, get a gentle massage, and get some sleep. On the day of, don’t stress over anything because there is nothing you can do at that point, and the most important thing is enjoy it because you are about to marry the man of your dreams!

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

I can’t stop thinking about the moment the doors opened, and I began to walk down the aisle. I looked up and saw Jaryn with the biggest smile on his face. I couldn’t help but cry happy tears and smile from ear to ear. Magical.

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