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Romantic Heart-Themed Summer Inn Wedding in New Jersey

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 17, 2014

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Cristina and Anthony were married at Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank, N.J. on July 5. The bride wore a sweetheart lace mermaid wedding gown with an illusion back, accessorized with a pair of t-strap peep-toe high heels with bows, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with a white tie. Bridesmaids wore long peach chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of garden roses, dahlias, baby’s breath, and daises. Guests were greeted with fan programs that beat the heat. “Our ceremony — it felt like it was such a dream,” Cristina said. “It was so beautiful on the veranda looking out onto the Navesink River. I remember feeling pure joy at that moment. I was so excited to marry my soon-to-be husband.” Even the ring bearer carried a custom-made pillow with a calendar of the month embroidered on it. The date was highlighted in a heart. Cards were placed into a vintage suitcase, tables were decorated with centerpieces atop mirrors, and favor boxes filled with Waterford crystal glass were at each place setting. The newlyweds’ best advice? “Make sure you take it all in because it goes by quickly,” she said. “Enjoy every minute!”

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Photography: Jenifer Rutherford Photography | Videography: Videos by Trish | Venue: Molly Pitcher Inn | Event Planner: Judith Ivan | Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone | Dress Store: Kleinfeld Bridal |  Shoes: Betsy Johnson | Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan from Nordstrom | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Floral Designer: Petal Beach | DJ: Elite Sound Entertainment | Hair Stylist: Republic Hair Salon |  Makeup Artist: FACEZ | Officiant: Rev. John Michael | Ceremony Musician: Michael Digiorolomo | Stationery: Parcel | Cake Ye Old Pie Shoppe

Vintage Retro Burgundy Fall Barn Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 30, 2014

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Shauna and Eric were married Old Newhall Barn in Newhall, Calif. on October 13. “I loved how it fit into my vintage, rustic look,” Shauna said. “Plus, it was in our backyard and very special to my husband!” The bride wore a custom designed wedding gown with a ruffled skirt, accessorized with a sparkly gray sash and “something blue” peep-toe pumps, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with a white bow tie and initialed cufflinks. “Our first look, I was so nervous because it was like meeting him for the first time again,” she said. Inside the barn, fabric draped from the ceiling’s wooden beams and mason jar candles hung from the walls during the ceremony. Tables were then decorated with burgundy linens, lace, and silhouette pictures during the reception. Notice it served double-duty? If dinner wasn’t enough, the dessert display was! Guests could pick and choose between lollipops, pumpkin pies, apple pie pops, chocolates, cookies, and taffies. At the end of the night, the newlyweds exited in a 1950s Hudson automobile with a “Just Married” sign hand painted on the back window along with soda cans trailing from behind. Not to mention the sea of sparklers too! Their best advice: “Hire a wedding planner!” Shauna said. “At least for the day of. It’ll make everything run smoothly.”

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Photography: Becca Rillo Photography | Venue: Old Newhall Barn | Event Planner: Tricia Dalgren | Dress Store: David’s Bridal | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses: Watters from Lili Bridals | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Floral Designer: Claire’s Flowers | Cake: Portos Bakery | DJ: Battleson Entertainment | Caterer: Ann Taylor | Officiant: Max Plummer | Hair Stylist: Andrea Neal | Makeup Artist: Felicia Latour

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Mandy and Allen were married at a private lakeside residence in Eagle Mountain Lake, Texas on May 18.  “The landscape was absolutely gorgeous with trees covering the entire front half of the property,” Mandy said. “We both wanted an outdoor spring wedding, so with such a stunning layout, we knew this was the perfect place for us.” Coming up with inspiration was the easy part! They both love the show Mad Men and aviation. So, a 1960s mod travel-theme it was. The bride wore a v-neck lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with a statement necklace and shoulder-length veil, while the groom wore a white button-up shirt, black pants, and suspenders, accessorized with a bow tie. Bridesmaids wore flamboyant red off-the-shoulder dress and white gloves. The cutest attendants were the flower girls and ring bearer, who played the part of stewardesses and a pilot, respectively! As guests arrived, they were greeted with multiple destination posters from Los Angeles to London and vintage suitcases. “We decided to exchange our vows privately before the ceremony,” Allen said. “The entire day leading up to that was chaotic and filled with last minute tasks. The moment I turned around and saw her standing there, all the stress was washed away and everything felt completely right.” Plus, the reception decor featured patterned table runners, wooden airplanes, and mint vases and vessels. Music was played on a turntable with lots of oldie tunes from records, postcards served as the guest book, and even vegan-friendly food was prepared. The dessert display included multiple cakes, but that one that stood out most was the one topped with a R2D2 and Ariel from The Little Mermaid. 

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Photography: Powell Pictures | Dress Store: LuLu’s Bridal Boutique | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Express | Bridesmaid Dresses: ModCloth | Floral Designer: Bumble Bee Occasions | Cake: Stir Crazy Baked Goods | Rentals: Swanky Couch | Caterer: Scampi’s Catering | DJ: Blake Barker | Hair Stylist: Diane Yull Horton of Lux Machine Hair Salon | Officiant: Pam Mills-Witt York

Vintage Fall Country Club Wedding in Georgia

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 19, 2014

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Amy and Gregory were married at the Currahee Club in Toccoa, Ga. on October 19.  “The Currahee Club has such a magical atmosphere with beautiful views of Lake Hartwell,” Alex said. She wore a v-neck lace wedding gown and accessorized with vintage-inspired jewelry. Alex opted for a partial updo and carried a bouquet made of anemones, ranunculuses, eucalyptuses, and dusty millers. Her bridesmaids donned gray and navy blue floor-length dresses with gentle ruching and various necklines. The groom and his ‘men wore gray suits complete with navy blue bow ties and anemone boutonnieres. “The most special moment of the day was waiting until the time of the ceremony to see my groom,” she said. “It made it that much more magical.” The indoor reception featured wooden farm tables with patterned chevron table runners and mason jar centerpieces. Guests enjoyed a multi-layer cake adorned and were also given bubbles and sparklers to send the newlyweds off to their new life together!

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Photography: Barbara B. Covington Photography |  Bridal Gown: Casablanca at Affordable Bridal | Bridal Shoes: Ivory Wedge |  Bridesmaids Dresses: Affordable Bridal | Hair Stylist/Make-Up Artist: J. Thomas Salon | Venue: Currahee Club| Officiant: Pastor Mike Franklin | Invitations: All Service & Associates Printing | Flowers: Downtown Flowers by Megan McAvoy | Cake: Jaemor Farms Bakery

Natural Eco-Friendly Summer Winery Wedding in New York

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 14, 2014

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Danielle and Rich were married at Brooklyn Winery in Brooklyn, N.Y. on August 18. “I had gone to Brooklyn Winery with a girlfriend one day, and they were hosting a wedding and thought, ‘Wow, what a different and interesting venue,'” Danielle said. “After we became engaged, we went to check it out more, and the place felt like it took our personalities and created an event space with it! The materials they use, their approach with food and wine, the decor — everything felt so natural to us!” Danielle walked down the aisle wearing a sweetheart lace wedding gown with an illusion neckline to a string trio playing an unchained melody, while Rich stood waiting patiently wearing a classic black tuxedo and gray tie. Fun fact: They were married by the bride’s sister! “I definitely didn’t think I would cry but just the feeling of so much love and support with our closest family and friends being there made me melt,” she said. Above, hung cafe lights and garland, and below on banquet tables, was vintage china and sprigs of rosemary at each place setting. “We chose to have a dessert bar featuring our favorite Brooklyn vendors,” Danielle said. “We picked mini doughnuts from Dough based in Clinton Hill and insanely delicious pies from Butter & Scotch. We served them out with kraft take out boxes stamped with our initials and wedding date.” Their first dance? Chris Cornell’s cover song to Led Zeppelin’s “Thank You.”

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Photography: Kelly Williams, Photographer | Venue: Brooklyn Winery | Dress Designer: Theia Couture from Lovely Bride | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Hair and Makeup Artist: Jackie Schneider Beauty | Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss | Floral Designer: Miss Fancy Plants | Officiant: Lauren Compitello | Ceremony Musicians: Central Park Strings | DJ: Scratch Weddings | Doughnuts: Dough | Pies: Butter & Scotch | Invitations: Minted | Favors: Grady’s Cold Brew 

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