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Classic Teal Fall Waterfront Wedding in Virginia

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 31, 2013

Morgan & Austin

October 19 

Norfolk, Virginia 

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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 minute I saw the venue I fell in love. I never actually looked at other venues. I knew I wanted something on the water and a unique location. When I first walked in, the floor to ceiling windows of the rotunda had me hooked! The beautiful views of the river along with the sunset make for an incomparable backdrop for any event.

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

1. The s’mores bar was my most favorite thing. I mentioned it to Shaina at Omar’s Carriage House and left the rest up to her. She came up with the layout, design, and details all on her own. She did a fantastic job, and everyone had so much fun making them.

2. I’m OBSESSED with my cake. I didn’t want to cut it.

3. I chose to sit my bridal party and their dates at a big table “family style.” You don’t see this done at too many weddings and this was something that was important to me. I’ve been in weddings before where my date has to be sat all alone because I’m at the bridal table. I wanted everyone to be included and wanted to enjoy eating and sitting with all of our close friends and family.

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

I can’t stop thinking about the wedding ceremony itself. Having all of our family and friends there watching us finally get married. It was so meaningful to have someone that is a personal family friend be able to marry Austin and I. I think about our vows. We wrote them together, and I think about how heartfelt the moment was when we stated those vows to each other

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Teal and Blush Historic Home Wedding in South Carolina

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 02, 2013

Ally & Jeff

May 24

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?

My parents met and were married in Charleston in the early 70’s.  We moved around a lot as a family for my Dad’s work, but Charleston has always been a priority vacation spot for my family.  I saw the William Aiken House years ago and always knew that’s where I would want to get married.  It has a beautiful, Southern charm about it that just screams “Charleston!”

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

First and foremost would be the DELICIOUS food.  Our guests are still raving about it. I really loved the décor in the house.  It was simple and perfect, and I felt it really showcased the beauty of the house itself. We loved how the outdoor area was set up with the tent and dance floor.  The hanging lanterns on the inside of the tent gave such an elegant touch and gorgeous ambiance for the whole evening.

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

My cousin and maid of honor had to undergo emergency open heart surgery a week before our wedding and was unable to attend because of this.  When I put my dress on the day of the wedding, there was a navy blue heart attached to the inside of my dress.  My mother then told me that my cousin asked the dress designer to attach this heart-shaped piece of my grandfather’s tie to the inside of my dress.  My grandfather passed away last November, and I was very close with him.  It was difficult planning our wedding knowing that he would not be there to watch me get married or to meet my husband.  It was such a sweet, special moment that really made me feel like he was with me that day!

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Rustic Teal Summer Farm Wedding in Georgia

Posted by Caitlin on Jul 03, 2013

Melinda & Zach

June 8

Hampton, Georgia

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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?

When we first viewed Nash Farms and saw the beautiful natural backdrop, we knew this was the place for our wedding.  My husband is a history nerd, so the historical nature of Nash Farms appealed to us.  It was cool that we were able to wed in a location that some of the Civil War took place.  We had lots of really neat places for photo ops; hay bales, barns, rolling hills and oak trees.

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

1. I knew from the beginning I wanted a country chic wedding, so I began my search for antique teal Ball Mason jars.  My mom took a trip to Kentucky to visit family and came back with lots of them.  It was fun collecting them throughout the year, each one was unique.

2. Instead of a traditional toast, I wanted to do a coke toast.  Nothing is better than an ice cold coke in a glass bottle on a hot summer evening.  This was a great moment in the wedding, as Zach’s brother was the best man and my sister was the maid of honor, and they were the ones to toast us.

3. My colors were teal and tan. I wanted to incorporate that into a fun candy bar for the guests, so they could take home a little piece of the day.  I picked out candy that matched the theme and other candy that was our favorite. Everyone enjoyed the sweet treats!

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

My one piece of advice would be getting a great photographer.  It is definitely worth the money!  If you don’t think your budget will allow, make changes.  I couldn’t be happier with Tate, she was amazing.  She helped us feel relaxed, and she knew how to capture the look of my wedding even better than I did.

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

Zach and I waited a long time for this day, and we wanted to make “our” moment very special.  Before I started to come down the aisle, his brother tapped him on the shoulder to turn around.  It was a perfect moment between the two of us that our guests got to witness.  This moment, along with me seeing all my loved ones and friends sitting in the audience had us both in tears.  They were happy tears, and I will treasure this moment forever!

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Colorful, Beach Destination Wedding in Mexico

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 08, 2012

Joni & David 

July 6 

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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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?

We both love great food, so initially our venue’s reputation for amazing food is what piqued our interest. After seeing the beautiful view at the ceremony site and the beachfront area for the reception, we knew that this venue was “the one.” It was gorgeous and low-key at the same time, which was exactly what we wanted. We were treated wonderfully by staff of Hacienda and really couldn’t have made a better choice!

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

1. The music-We had a trio for the ceremony, and a mariachi band for the reception. I walked done the aisle to “Sweet Child of Mine,” and the recessional was “Home” by Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeroes. The trio did such a great job of making this fun but still classy. We the song “Home” because it is so fitting to our life. Dave and I will travel around the world for his career, so home will be “whereever I’m with you (him).” The mariachi band was amazing, and the perfect touch for the fun celebration we wanted our wedding to be!

2. The flowers- Oh my, what can I say about the flowers? They were amazing! The tables at the reception were my favorite. It was like an absolute dream. The flowers were so beautiful, and the places settings were so perfect. I adored the napkin and flowers at the place settings. There is one photo of the tables with the ocean in the background that is to die for! My bouquet was amazing as well! 

3. The lace aisle runner- This detail gave my wedding a little bit of the vintage feel I wanted. I had a hard time deciding between a beach or vintage style, and Amy, our event designer,  did an unbelievable job at incorporating both!

4. One last thing- Amy surprised us with a caricature artist at our cocktail hour and reception. It is definitely not something I would have originally thought to include, but it was so great. He was very professional and really kept people highly entertained as well as giving them a memento to take home! 

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

Walking down the aisle with my mother, who I love dearly. The photos of that are absolutely priceless to me. Also, seeing David at the end of the aisle smiling at me and having no control over the giant smile on my face in return! He held my hand the entire ceremony and for some reason that sticks in my mind too. 

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Turquoise and Purple Inspiration

Posted by Jeffra on Jun 08, 2012

This  shoot has great details for both a bridal shower set-up or an intimate garden reception. The color palette is vibrant, so it’s perfect for any outdoor, summer occasion. Enjoy everyone and have a wonderful weekend!

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