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Rainy Day Brunch Backyard Summer Wedding in Colorado

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 16, 2014

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Laura and Stephen were married  in Denver, Col. on September 15. “Our original site was under water due to extreme flooding,” Laura said. So, they moved it to the bride’s mother’s backyard instead. The bride wore an ivory sweetheart wedding gown with a ruffled skirt, accessorized with a braid updo, while the groom wore a tan suit, accessorized with a patterned bow tie. Bridesmaids wore red strapless maxi dresses, accessorized with aqua belts, and groomsmen kept it casual with simply a white button-up, khakis, and suspenders. “The moment I stepped out from under the porch to walk down the aisle, the morning’s drizzle turned into serious rain,” she said. “I could’ve cried, but my father, our friends, and family we’re sticking it out. Stephen was beaming at me from the altar. What does a little rain matter, right?” Followed the colorful umbrella ceremony, guests enjoyed a tented reception with cucumber-infused water, mimosas, and bloody marys and brunch, including Belgian Liege waffles, bacon, yogurt, fruit, and pecan cinnamon rolls. Yum! Tables were decorated with burlap runners, chevron fabrics, and cactus centerpieces. The newlyweds left in style in an antique Volkswagen Beetle after guests sent them off in a sea of freshly-fallen leaves.

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Photography: Stephanie Whitehill of Elevate Photography | Dress Store: Little White Dress | Jewelry: Anne Sportun | Invitations: Evan Turk | Caterer: Waffle Up | Cake: Azucar Bakery

Tamika & Juan 

April 14 

Charleston, South Carolina  

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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 wanted something that was quintessential Charleston. Charles Towne Landing is also special to me because my parents and I were always there as child. My parents are deceased, and I wanted a place where I had fond memories of them.

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

1. Chandeliers hanging from the majestic oak trees.

2. Farm tables.

3. Nearly every single centerpiece was something I found in the garages, storage units or in our home, family and friends. I purchased 6 new pieces. Mostly candelabras.

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

That it rained, and it didn’t steal our joy. At first, I was very upset and then, I let it go. It was out of my hands. Now, I look back at the photos and video, and wouldn’t have it any other day. We danced in the rain all night long. My dress was a bloody mess, but it was everything we could have asked for and more. Now, we dance in the rain every single chance we get.

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Rainy Day Nautical-Themed Wedding in Maryland

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 23, 2013

Melissa & Joe 

August 25

St. Michaels, Maryland 

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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?

Joe and I both grew up in Maryland and had happy memories of the Eastern Shore from our childhood. St. Michaels was a great place that our whole family could get away for the weekend and really celebrate. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum provided a beautiful and unique location to host a wedding.

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

1. The hanging lanterns. They made the tent and dance floor feel magical.

2. My veil. It was originally my grandmother’s and then my mother’s.

3. The umbrellas. I hated the rain, but they made for some great pictures.

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

My advice would be know that you can’t control everything.  There will be something that won’t go as planned.  Your wedding only happens once, make the best of it and have fun! Up to the day before my wedding there was a 0% chance of rain, we ended up with over 7 inches.  For an outdoor wedding, it could have ruined our day but looking back I wouldn’t change a thing. It just made it that much more memorable.

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

Our first dance was one of the happiest moments of my life. Another great and funny memory was walking from the cocktail hour to the tent with my husband and his groomsmen trying to keep me dry in the rain. It was raining so hard that it just had to become funny.

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Nautical-Themed Rainy Day Wedding in Connecticut

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 28, 2013

Chelsea & Bill

June 7

Mystic, Connecticut

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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?

It was the perfect combination of two things that made us love the venue.  Most importantly, I’d say was being right on the water – the beautiful view of the river was captivating.  (Sadly, we weren’t able to enjoy the outdoors as much as we would have liked due to the heavy rain that day.)  The second thing was the rustic feel of the reception room – we loved the unique vaulted ceilings, chandeliers and antique wooden bar.

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

1. My bridesmaids wore different colored shoes, which were brought together by the floral arrangements

2. The centerpieces – many people collected clear and blue vases for us over the past year, so that we could have the eclectic, colorful arrangements I had imagined.  My dad made the wood circles.  And lastly, the table numbers were photos of Bill and I at that age.

3. The arbor – my dad made it with wood and wrought iron (his signature touch since he is a farrier/blacksmith).  We love that we will be able to have this piece from our wedding day in our backyard.

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

Our love story during the ceremony – our officiant, who is a romance novelist, wrote a “love story” from questionnaires we filled out, which basically told the history of our relationship.  The story she created was amazing,and it made our guests laugh quite a bit.  It epitomizes the atmosphere that we wanted for our wedding – thoughtful, personalized and fun.

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Intimate Rainy Day Wedding in Vermont

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 22, 2013

Julie & Andrew

July 28

Bristol, Vermont

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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 red barn. Andrew and I always knew we would get married in Vermont — we met in Vermont while at school. The Inn at Baldwin Creek is known for their food so it was at the top of our list when we started looking for venues. As soon as we walked on the property, we saw the barn and knew this was the place.

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

1. The ceremony. We planned to have the wedding ceremony in the flower garden, but due to a sudden rain shower, it was moved to the barn. Listening to the rain hit the roof while saying our vows was magical. As soon as we said our I dos, the rain stopped!

2. The best man and maid of honor speeches. They were both so funny and touching.

3. The food was outstanding.

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

Dancing with our friends and family.

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