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Blue Seaside-Themed Spring Waterfront Wedding in Utah

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 30, 2014

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Jessica and James were married at Lichfield Ponds in Tocerville, Utah on March 9. The bride wore a tea-length wedding dress, accessorized with a lace long-sleeved bolero and “something blue” peep-toe pumps, while the groom wore a casual tan suit and blue button-up shirt, accessorized with flip flops. Guests were greeted with moonshine cherry limeades from the “sand bar” and asked to take a parasol umbrellas before they took their seats at the ceremony. Even programs doubled as fans! The escort card display featured vintage shutters, books, and a pinwheel and cafe lights backdrop, and reception tables were decorated with driftwood, coral, and starfishes. As a special thank you (and in lieu of a cake), slices of pie were wrapped to-go as favors. Yum!

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Photography:  Gideon Photography | Venue: Lichfield Ponds | Event Designer: Forevermore Events | Caterer: Marvelous Catering | Floral Designer: Bloomers | Cake: Bianca’s Designer Cakes | DJ: Festival Sounds

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Natalie and Ian were married at Carondelet House in Los Angeles, Calif.  on March 23. “We went to countless venues and loved them all, but when I walked into Carondelet House, I had the same feeling I had when I found my dress,” Natalie said. “This place is so beautifully decorated down to the last detail. It had so much character and charm from the chandeliers to the vintage art. It didn’t need additional decor to fill the space. It spoke for itself.” The bride wore a tulle fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down, while the groom wore a gray suit, accessorized with a mint tie. Floral arrangements featured roses, plenty of succulents, and hydrangeas. After the newlyweds were pronounced husband and wife, guests were asked to toss confetti and shout hooray! Our favorite portraits, you may ask? The ones above with their pup Baxter. Mixologists created signature whiskey ginger drinks especially for their cocktail style menu, and almost every detail was handmade from the signs, glitter dipped mason jars, and feather trimmed stirrers.

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Photography: Chloe Moore Photography | Venue: Carondelet House | Floral Designer: Blossom Floral, Inc. | Dress Designer: Blue by Enzoani | Dress Store: Pebbles Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Michelle Mason | Shoes: Aldo | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Theory and Dolce & Gabbana | Cake: Coco Bianca | Hair and Makeup Artist: Chevonne Moore of Goodform Salon | Wedding Bands: Felix Leon Chan

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Kellie and Nick were married under an old willow tree at Creek Club I’On in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. on April 26. “The romantic, natural, and serene surroundings, including a beautiful sunset made it the perfect location for us to start our new lives together,” Kellie said. She wore a sweetheart ruffled Allure Bridals wedding gown, accessorized with a feather hairpin, while her groom (who resembles actor Gerard Butler, right?) wore a tan suit and sage green tie. “Our favorite moment is when our eyes met as Kellie walked down the aisle arm and arm with her father and seeing her soon-to-be husband waiting for her,” the newlyweds recalled. The reception site featured a wraparound porch with rocking chairs and handmade burlap pillows, perfect for their Southern charm theme. Tables were decorated with hydrangea centerpieces, engagement picture table names, and mason jar candles. “The sparkler sendoff was so exciting,” she said. “As guests cheered, clapped, and congratulated, . . . we were united as one, and our loved ones gave us so many best wishes and blessings for our marriage.”

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Photography: Fia Forever Photography | Venue: Creek Club at I’On | Event Designer: InventivEnvironments | Floral Designer: Branch Design Studio | Caterer: Creek Club at I’On | Invitations: Magnet Street | Dress Designer: Allure Bridals | Cake: Publix Bakery | DJ: Complete Music | Equipment Rentals: EventWorks Rentals | Shoes: Michael Kors and BCBG Max Azria | Jewelry: Divine Jewel and Blue Nile | Tuxedo and Men’s Attire: Jos. A. Banks | Veils and Headpieces: Corinne O’Neill

Carnival-Themed Spring Ranch Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 13, 2013

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Kelli and Derek were married at Cava Event’s Rancho Rubalcava in San Jose, California on May 18. This 12-acre venue has amazing views of Silicon Valley. How’s the for a dramatic backdrop? The offbeat couple opted for a carnival-theme with lots of whimsical do-it-yourself details. The bride walked down the aisle wearing a strapless beaded lace wedding gown with pleated tulle tiers and a pair of “something blue” peep-toe pumps (only to change into sneakers shortly after), accessorized with her hair down in loose curls and a luscious bouquet of peonies. Inside the reception, umbrellas hung from the ceiling while guests enjoyed comfort foods like baby back ribs, bbq chicken, potato salad, and garlic bread. Yum! And let’s not forget about the popcorn and cotton candy too.

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Photography: LightSplash Photography | Venue: Cava Events | Invitations: Jen Simpson Design | Dress Designer: Oleg Cassini | Shoes: Michaelangelo | Jewelry: One World Designs | Groom’s Attire: Vera Wang Men’s Wearhouse | Officiant: Rev. Katie McClelland | Caterer: Sam’s BBQ | Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes

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After a long distance relationship, Hannah and Chase were ready to marry June 15 at Tavern Meadow in Winston-Salem, N.C. “Our wedding was very friend- and family-oriented, which made it very special for us,” Hannah said. “We were able to bring all the people we love together.” The bride walked down the aisle wearing a J.Crew wedding gown and accessorized with a flower hair pin. Bridesmaids, dressed in sage green, carried matching blush peonies and baby’s breath bouquets. “During our ceremony, Chase and I planted a gardenia bush together in a pot,” she said. “Chase poured in the soil while I poured in the water. This symbolized the beginning of our marriage and how we need to tend to it, so it can grow just like the plant itself.” An ice cream cart from Blue Ridge Ice Cream kept guests cool during the reception, including the adorable flower girls. Her favorite moment? “Dancing with my husband for the first time as a married couple.”

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Photography: Live View Studios | Venue: Old Salem Museum and Gardens | Event Planner: The Perfect Pair Event Design | Floral Designer: Imagine Flowers | Musicians: Fruit Smoothie Trio | Hair Stylist: Lorin Van Zandt and Cheveux Salon | Dress Designer : J. Crew | Dress Store: Diva’s Bridal and Ella Bridal | Cake: Maxie B’s Bakery | Lighting: Audio & Light | Makeup Artist: Cheveux Salon | Groom’s and Groomsmen Attire: Macy’s | Ice Cream: Blue Ridge Ice Cream

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