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Rustic Pastel Spring Ranch Wedding in Colorado

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 10, 2014

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Kati and Christopher were married at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, Col. on May 31. “Christopher has been visiting Winter Park with his family since he was a child,” Kati said. “As we approached the main lodge on the dirt road to Devil’s Thumb Ranch, we both started laughing right then and there. With a beautiful surrounding meadow and the continental divide as its backdrop, we both knew it was the perfect place for our wedding.” She wore an ivory cotton lace mermaid wedding gown, accessorized with a statement necklace and scallop-edged platform pumps, while the groom wore a tan suit, accessorized with a tie and sneakers. Bridesmaids posed arm-in-arm in their pastel dresses in different styles in the woods before the ceremony! “The moment we remember so well is reciting our vows to each other in front of our closet family and friends with the breathtaking backdrop behind us,” she said. “It was in this moment that the entire wedding came together for us.” Notice the “Best Day Ever” letters that hung over the altar? Inside the barn, tables were decorated with burlap runners, centerpieces filled with garden roses, astilbes, and larkspurs and glitter numbers. The newlyweds’ best advice? “Breathe. Make sure that it’s your day. You only get it once, and it happens in a blink, so enjoy every second of it.”

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Photography: Laura Murray Photography | Videography: Velare Imaginarium | Venue/Caterer: Devil’s Thumb Ranch | Event Planner/Floral Designer: Love This Day Events | Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone from Little White Dress Bridal Shop | Shoes: Joan and David | Hair Stylist: Phillip Michael Studio | Makeup Artist: Cassandra Garza | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: J.Crew | Officiant: Daniel Banks | Ceremony Musician: Galen Hartenberger | DJ: Tip Top DJ | Dance Instructor: TG Danzport

Colorful Spring Ballroom Wedding in Pennsylvania

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 26, 2014

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Lainey and Eric were married at Fourth Presbyterian Church followed by a reception at The Twentieth Century Club in Pittsburgh, Penn. on Mary 25. Since they are both architects, they chose their venue for it’s charm. “The ballroom . .  had many unique elements, including a stage, speak-easy style seating areas, and a mezzanine to overlook the whole party,” Lainey said. ” And to make it even better, the ballroom had mint colored accents to go along with our color scheme! The bride wore a strapless a-line wedding gown, accessorized with a statement necklace and earrings, while her bridesmaids wore peplum dresses, accessorized with clutches. Attached to the bottom of Lainey’s bouquet was her “something old,” which was her great-grandmother’s vintage handkerchief. We loved how it was so bright with pink peonies, yellow craspedia, orange ranunculuses, and sage green dusty millers! Guests were escorted to their seats with paper pinwheels. To their surprise, they found favor bags waiting for them filled with goodies. “The one moment from the wedding day that we enjoyed the most was our first dance,” she said. “We danced to “The Way You Look Tonight” – a cover by Maroon 5. That dance was the first time where it felt just like us during the day, and it seemed like time slowed down for a few minutes.” Just wait until you see the cake! It was decorated with rainbow sprinkles and a Lego topper.

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Photography: Hot Metal Studio | Ceremony Venue: Fourth Presbyterian Church | Reception Venue: The Twentieth Century Club | Event Coordinator: Andrew Hutchinson | Dress Designer: Alfred Angelo | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung | Hair Stylist: Salon 22 | Makeup Artist: Carley Castelli | Groom’s Attire: Perry Ellis | Officiant: Michael Spicuzza | Ceremony Musician: Clark Beford | Floral Designer: Channing Baker | Cake: Carol’s Cakes | DJ: DJ Sanman | Videography: PostScript Productions

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Briana and Paul were married at the Calhoun Beach Club in Minneapolis, Minn. on May 24. The bride walked down the candlelit aisle wearing a sweetheart ruffled mermaid wedding gown, accessorized with drop pearl earrings, a cathedral veil, and gold glitter peep-toe pumps, while the groom stood patiently waiting wearing a black tuxedo, accessorized with white cufflinks. We love her peony bouquet! Programs included a pink chevron pattern, which was used throughout stationery, including the invitations and table numbers. Following the intimate ceremony, 75 guests enjoyed sipping on “cosmo-’paul’-itans” and “‘bri’-linis” — the newlywed’s signature drinks! Reception tables were decorated with ivory linens and rose and hydrangea centerpieces, and the cake featured two little birds on top. Who was the first person to cut-lose on the dance floor? Grandma!

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Photography: Bernadette Pollard Photography | Second Shooter: Kimberly Niedenfuer | Venue: Calhoun Beach Club | Event Coordinator: MiMi Design | Floral Designer: MiMi Design | Stationery: Delphine and MiMi Design | Caterer and Cake: D’Amico Catering | Hair and Makeup Artist: Emily J. Hair and Makeup | Dress Designer: Martina Liana from Mariee | Shoes: Kate Spade | Groom’s Attire: Versace from Nordstrom | Wedding Bands: Tiffany & Co. | Musicians: Birchwood String Quartet | DJ: Instant Request | Officiant: Jim Albani of Minnesota Officiants | Equipment Rentals: Apres Party and Tent Rentals | Transportation: Star Limousine

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

Modern Spring Hotel Rooftop Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 04, 2014

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Tanya and Adam were married at Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, Calif. on May 18. “Not only do we love the city, we were lucky enough that the bay lights were up in time for our wedding creating the perfect backdrop,” Tanya said. She wore a sweetheart fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with a Juicy Couture statement necklace, bracelet, and earrings, while bridesmaids wore blush dresses with cute bows at their waists. Notice how their bouquets feature succulents? We’re suckers for them! Following the rooftop ceremony, the newlyweds danced down the aisle and escaped to a room to spend a few minutes alone. Meanwhile, guests enjoyed hand-picked wines and heavy appetizers instead of a sit-down dinner. The cake even featured their pup!

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Photography:  Hazy Lane Studios | Venue: Hotel Vitale | Floral Designer: Lee’s Florist & Nursery | Dress Designer: Allure Bridals | Dress Store: Joanna’s Bridal and Tailoring | Hair and Makeup Artist: Bellezza Cristali | Jewelry: Juicy Couture 

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