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Purple Destination Beach Wedding in Costa Rica

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 26, 2013

Michelle & Marcus 

October 26  

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica  

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Q & A with the Bride & Groom:

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

The details of the villa were absolutely breathtaking. Every detail from the architecture to the panoramic views.

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

1. The gorgeous rooftop reception. It was in the evening, and there where beautiful candle lights everywhere, floating orchids in cylinder vases, romantic crystal mirror chargers, and regal plum linens.

2. The surprise dancing Carnival and drummers. Our guests still talk about it today!

3. The beach ceremony. It was classic, romantic, and timeless.

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

Our first dance. My husband was insistent that we have our first dance to a classic romantic Latin love song called “Boliviana” by Ibrahim Ferrer. It’s about a man professing his love to a beautiful dark-haired woman in a white dress.

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Elegant Purple Ballroom Wedding in Illinois

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 20, 2013

Brittany & Spencer

October 20

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 VIEW! The serenity and beauty of being steps away from Lake Michigan really spoke to us.  It was so peaceful and was also a way for us to expose a side of Chicago that many people don’t know exist.  

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

1.  The music – we were able to have all guests request their favorite song to be played at the reception, and Spencer even surprised me with a surprise piano serenade  at the reception of our favorite song “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds.

2. The flowers – I was absolutely blown away when I arrived at Loyola.  Our florist created pieces that were unique, beautiful, and ones that really made an impression on everyone in attendance.

3.  Pictures around Loyola’s campus, just the two of us – not only is Loyola’s campus absolutely gorgeous, but being able to sneak away for just a few minutes with just us and our photographer was priceless.  Some of the shots speak louder than what a video would ever capture.  Ben Elsass Photography truly captured our exact emotions and thoughts at that exact moment.

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

Married couples will say that the second the bride walks down the aisle, time stops.  THIS IS 100% TRUE.  All of the jitters, nervousness, anxiety, planning, coordination, and every other detail happening in life STOPS from that time on.  It was truly an unforgettable feeling, and a moment that we will both remember for a lifetime.  No words can describe what we felt during those moments, but it was pure bliss in its most truest form.

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Classic Purple Fall Wedding in New York

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 16, 2013

Johanna & Greg

November 11

Beacon, New York

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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?

Our venue was a former mill that was being converted into an event space.  When we first visited, it was just a shell of a building with a dirt floor, but we knew that it would be the perfect combination of industrial elegance that we were looking for.  I loved the original brick walls, metal work, and large floor to ceiling windows that overlooked a stream and waterfall.  I knew it would be a beautiful setting for our fall wedding.

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

1. Flowers – All I knew was that I wanted purple flowers and nothing too formal.  My florist was amazing and just ran with that very little information.  The bouquets and chuppah (wedding canopy) were beautiful and for the centerpieces we used a variety of vintage containers to make each table setting unique.

2. Ketubah – I was completely obsessed with our papercut Ketubah (wedding contract).  I thought that it was even very similar to the lace on my gown.  We now have it framed with spacers between each layer of the paper cut giving it a 3D effect.  It’s beautiful!

3. Programs – I found the programs on Etsy, and I loved the mix of rustic brown paper with a purple hand-stitched binding.  Our initials were stamped on the front.

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

It has always been a lofty dream of mine to have fireworks at my wedding, even though I knew it was fairly unrealistic.  Early on in the wedding planning process, I would joke with my fiancé and ask him if he was working on organizing the fireworks, getting the permits, etc.  I knew it was highly unlikely, especially since we were getting married in an urban area, but I liked to give him a hard time.  As the wedding approached though, I pretty much just forgot about it.

The wedding day was absolutely perfect.  We had planned an after party at a bar nearby so that we could continue to celebrate with our friends.  My husband and I lingered at the venue saying goodbye to all of our guests while the rest of our friends left to head over to the bar.  It was to my complete surprise that when we finally arrived at the after party, all of our closest friends were lining the sidewalk each holding beautiful sparklers and cheering us on! It was the most romantic surprise ever!  I couldn’t believe that Greg had actually pulled off having “fireworks” at my wedding and making my dream come true.

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Enchanting Purple and Green Farm Wedding in Tennessee

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 12, 2013

April & Teddy

May 25

Nashville, Tennessee 

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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?

Well, when we picked the venue, there really wasn’t much to look at – just a pile of dirt because the venue hadn’t even been built yet. When we sat down to talk to the owners, they shared their vision with us, and I was hooked. They just had such a passion for what they wanted to do for their brides. I knew it was the place for us the second I met them. We booked the venue with nothing but faith in two women we just met. And they gave us everything they promised and much much more!

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

The flowers first and foremost! They were perfect. I didn’t even know what they were going to look like until the day of my wedding. I gave the florist creative freedom to do what she wanted. I just told her that I wanted people to feel “enchanted,” and she captured it perfectly. Mint Springs added lanterns and beautiful lighting to the reception, which helped create the perfect atmosphere. They also used tree branches and a lot of greenery to give off that “enchanted forest” feel. I loved every bit of the reception decor.

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

Let go of control! By the time we were halfway through our engagement, I think I changed my mind on colors, themes and decor about three times. I couldn’t make decisions about anything. I had an idea of how I wanted things to look and feel, but didn’t know how to carry it out. So finally, I just told my vendors to “surprise me.” They are in the business for a reason and are darn good at what they do. If you give them creative freedom and trust them to do a good job, they will absolutely go above and beyond to prove it and will love you for it.

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

The first look between my husband and I was simply perfect. Mint Springs Farm has this adorable greenhouse next to the bridal suite, and my photographer, Rae Marshall, thought it would be a great idea to use it for our first look photos. The pictures turned out flawless because Rae was able to capture both of our reactions. The look on his face when he turned around was something I’ll never forget. Plus, I loved doing a first look because it gave us a chance to have a romantic moment before the crowd of people got there.

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Lindsay & Michael

June 15

Rogers, Minnesota

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Q & A with the Bride:

Which details from your wedding were your favorites?

The flowers were so elegant. Our main color was eggplant, but we wanted to stay classy by incorporating just the right amount of color. All of our centerpieces contained a lot of whites, creams and greens with just the right amount of eggplant color.

The mercury glass theme we went with for votives and table centerpieces

The ruched chair covers we went with. I thought they gave a different feel to the room then the standard “bag” style.

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

Keep calm and enjoy the day. The days and weeks leading up to the event are busy and stressful. This day happens once in your life and just make sure you enjoy the day and don’t stress about the little things that may not go as planned. Also, this is the couple’s day, but so much of it is spent apart, talking and visiting with guests. Make sure to find some time to sneak away for a few minutes and take in the special day by yourselves.

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

Right before our ceremony was to begin, as guests were coming in, it began to downpour outside. The skies were as dark as can be and the rain was coming down in sheets. As my Dad and I were walking down the aisle the sun started to break through the clouds. By the time our ceremony was over – 18 minutes later – the sun was shinning and the rain was gone. The reason this was so special was not only because the sun started to shine while my Dad and I were walking down the aisle, but because the song we chose to be our recessional song, months ago, was “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles. People were talking about this the rest of the night, and it is something we will remember and be able to talk about for many years.

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