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Sarah and Casey were married at the bride’s parent’s backyard in Novato, Calif. on July 20. “We wanted to keep the guest list small and make the event as intimate as possible,” Sarah said. “It just seemed like the best way to to do it.” She walked down the aisle wearing a Vera Wang ruffled wedding gown, accessorized with a purple sash and Christian Louboutins, while Casey wore a light gray suit, accessorized with a striped tie and pocket square. “Of course, I adored my dresses and shoes,” she said. “I am so grateful to have had not one, but two of her creations. And who doesn’t love a pair of 5-inch Louboutins, probably the only pair I’ll ever own, but that’s okay!” Following the ceremony, guests were escorted to rustic, white-washed tables decorated with burlap runners, lanterns, candles, potted herbs, and olive oil favors with “Grazie!” tags attached. “We knew we wanted our reception to follow the farm-to-table theme,” Sarah said. “Keeping this in mind, we used a lot of textural elements rather than colors.” The newlyweds’ favorite moment? “Having everyone together, celebrating and having a great time,” she said.

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Photography: Claire Dobson Photography | Dress Designer: Vera Wang | Bridal Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Jewelry: The Valut | Hair Stylist: Michelle Rodriguez | Groom’s Attire: Jack Victor | Groom’s Shoes: Allen Edmonds | Equipment Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events | Caterer: Park Avenue Catering | Music: Jazz Experience

Relaxed Mountainside Summer Inn Wedding in New York

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 19, 2014

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Lisa and Chris were married at the Inn at West Settlement in Roxbury, N.Y. on August 17. “The view was stunning in every direction,” Lisa said. Especially of the Catskill Mountain peaks and spring-fed pond! As guests arrived to the ceremony, they were asked to “Today, two families become one, pick a seat not a side.” The bride walked down the aisle wearing a v-neck wedding gown, accessorized with an ivory sash, while the groom stood waiting next to the fabric-draped chuppah wearing a dark gray suit, accessorized with no tie. “The sound of everyone we love laughing and cheering” was the newlyweds’ favorite moment. The reception followed inside the barn lit with paper lanterns. Tables were decorated with vintage vessels and vases filled with wildflower bouquets and even every chair was different. A do-it-yourself photo booth was setup for Instagram. Of course, the hashtag was #lisaandchris4eva. In lieu of a guest book, names and messages were written on hearts and dropped into a frame to hang in their home.

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Photography: Jen Yuson Photography | Second Shooter: Shawn Bauguess | Venue: Inn at West Settlement | Caterer: Sweet Nothings | Graphic Designer: Jesse Pascarella | Dress Designer: Saja Wedding | Groom’s Attire: J. Hilburn | DJ: Kabir de Leeuw and Ted Barron | Cake: Meredith’s Bread | Officiant: Frank Siringo | Equipment Rentals: Events Unlimited

Handmade Neutral Summer Farm Wedding in North Carolina

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 14, 2014

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Rachel and Marcus were married at Yesterday Spaces in Leicester, N.C. on July 13. The bride wore a off-white silk wedding dress with a v-neckline lined with ruffles draping over her shoulders, while the groom wore a gray suit, purple button-up, and sage green tie. “We were going for a neutral color scheme,” Rachel said. “We wanted the wildflowers, and the Blue Ridge Mountains to be the color!” After sharing their personal vows to each other, these two said, “I do” inside the dairy barn.  Notice the dried flowers hanging from the rafters? We sure did! A chalkboard sign escorted guests to their seats and brewed cider on the back porch. “The tables were handmade by a friend of the owners from local wood,” she said. “It’s a very environmentally-friendly venue.” And the non-traditional cake was actually apple stacks topped with burlap bunting.

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Photography: Beth Ely of Jen Yuson Photography | Venue: Yesterday Spaces | Floral Designer: Your Vase or Mine | Dress Designer: Ivy & Aster | Hair and Makeup Artist: Beauty Parade | Shoes: Chelsea Crew | Groom’s Attire: J.Crew | Officiant: Andrew Crosson | Band: Anita Pruett & Friends | Caterer: Luella’s BBQ 

Rustic Wildflower Spring Ranch Wedding in Texas

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 13, 2014

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Lauren and Guy were married at Don Strange Ranch in Boerne, Texas on April 13. “It was the perfect outdoor, casual but beautiful hill country setting with live longhorns!” Lauren said. “It had a Plan B (in case it rained) that I liked just as well as Plan A, and it provided a really nice flow from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception, which was important to us.” The bride walked down the aisle wearing a lace fit ‘n’flare wedding gown with a v-neckline and back, accessorized with a sash. They both wrote their own vows! “We wanted our vows to reflect what we truly wanted to promise to each other,” she said. Even the family Springer Spaniel, Audi made an appearance. Following cocktail hour with signature prickly pear margaritas, guests were escorted into the barn where they sat at tables decorated with ivory linens and green napkins. Each table had a different wildflower centerpieces surrounded by votive candles. The dessert display featured a unique mason jar chandelier hanging overtop the cake with jelly bean favors to the left and right. The bride’s favorite moment? Running through the glow stick send-off at the end of the night.

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Photography: Miranda Laine Photography | Venue: Don Strange Ranch | Event Consultant: Tracy French — French Connection Events | Floral Designer: Mandarin Flower | Dress Designer: Essence of Australia | Dress Store: Celebrations | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Heights Tuxedo | Ceremony Musician: David Aman | Band: The Roof Raisers | Cake: The Art of Cake | Transportation: Star Shuttle & Charter | Hair and Makeup Artist: LucieMarie

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Megan and David were married at Rocky River Vineyards in Charlotte, N.C. on September 28. “[It's] such a beautiful, tranquil place that makes you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere,” Megan said. “We were so happy to find a place with this atmosphere that wasn’t too far outside the city. We wanted to have our ceremony and reception at the same location and this venue offered that opportunity as well as a place for the bridal party to get ready.” On the day of the wedding, the weather was perfect, no rain. Every bride’s dream right? Megan walked down the aisle wearing a lace wedding gown with an illusion neckline and keyhole back, carrying a do-it-yourself bouquet. “I loved all the pops of red,” she said. “Red is both of our favorite color, so I was excited to use lots of [it] in our wedding — my shoes, David’s tie, bridesmaid dresses, etc.” Her favorite moment? The first look. “I was so nervous all day up until the moment we saw each other,” Megan said. “It was such a special part of the day to have some time with just the two of us.”

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Photography: Grace Hill Photography | Videography: Whitewash Films | Venue: Rocky River Vineyards | Bridal Portraits: Nia Capril Photography | Caterer/Bakery: Southern Style Events & Catering | Makeup Artist: Makeupwithme | Dress Store: New York Bride and Groom | Bridesmaid Dresses: Modcloth | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Macy’s | Engagement/Wedding Bands: Perry’s Fine, Antique & Estate Jewelry 

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