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Intimate Winter Historic Home Wedding in New York

Posted by Caitlin on May 27, 2014

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Lauren and John were married at Crabtree’s Kittle House Restaurant and Inn in Chappaqua, N.Y. on January 17. “No matter where we decided to have it, we knew we wanted to keep it intimate with only immediate family and a couple of friends,” Lauren said. “We opted on close to home to avoid the hassle of traveling far and having to coordinate transportation for so many people. We wanted to choose a place where we knew we could create beautiful memories . . .  a few Google searches later, and we stumbled upon Crabtree’s Kittle House. Immediately upon seeing the photos, I knew this would be an option for us, and sort of knew deep down this might be the place.” The bride wore a strapless satin wedding gown with a ruched bodice, accessorized with a faux fur jacket and her hair down in loose curls, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with a silver tie. Notice how sparkly her peep-toe platform pumps are? Following the unity candle lighting, it was official! Guests stood outside waiting patiently for the newlyweds to walk through the French doors, so they could blow bubbles. “For such a small affair such as ours, we knew the Wine Cellar Room would be perfect for dinner!” she said. “It is notorious for delicious food, which was another important factor for us as we both appreciate a good meal.” Tables were decorated with white linens, red rose centerpieces, mason jars, and a yummy fresh fruit cake. Their best advice? “Stay calm. The important thing is the marriage, which is the rest of your life, 20,000+ ‘big days’ that you have to spend with your partner and the people you love,” Lauren said.

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Photography: Monika Photography | Venue: Crabtree’s Kittle House Restaurant and Inn | Dress Designer: Watters | Groom’s Attire: Ben Sherman | Hair and Makeup Artist: Occasions by Elena | Floral Designer: Chesire Tree Floral Designs | Shoes: Ivanka Trump 

Intimate Navy Blue Spring Ranch Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on May 09, 2014

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Jessica and Marq were married at Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. on February 15. “It was the architectural and design details of the sunrise room that made us know that it was the one,” Jessica said. The bride wore a v-neck tea-length wedding gown, accessorized with a jeweled sash and a floral hair pin in her half-up/half-down ‘do, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with a striped tie. Her bouquet featured an abundance of tulips and anemones with a hint of greenery. The ceremony took place outside with guests standing. “It was very non-traditional with no aisle, no chairs, and no bridal party,” she said. “Immediately after we were pronounced husband and wife, I felt so much love,” Jessica said. “It was amazing. So many tears of joy at that moment.” Yummy hors d’oeuvres were passed during cocktail hour along with flutes of champagne. The reception was lit with lantern chandeliers to create a romantic ambiance overhead each tablescape, which were decorated with uniquely patterned charger plates and navy blue escort cards, menu cards, and table numbers. For desserts, there was a three-tiered cake, macarons, chocolate-covered strawberries, and more. Never can have too many sweets, right?

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Photography: Petula Pea Photography | Event Planner: CBS Lifestylist | Dress Designer: Demetrios | Shoes: Stewart Weitzman | Jewelry: Adiamor | Makeup Artist: Jellis Faces | Groom’s Attire: Joseph Abboud | Invitations: Crane & Co. | Floral Designer: Isari Flower Studio | Cake: Michele Coulon Dessertier | Caterer: Veladora | Hair Stylist: The Parlor

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Cindy and Ian were married at the Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. on March 10. The bride wore a v-neck lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with pearl earrings, necklace, and bracelet, while the groom wore a gray suit, accessorized with a white tie and black Converse tennis shoes. The bouquet and boutonniere were handmade fabric flowers shaped ranunculuses and dahlias. As the sun set, the ceremony took place overlooking an immaculate water fountain, but following, the reception took place inside the courtyard decorated with gray table linens, tall centerpieces with mini chalkboard table numbers, and votive candles. How cool is their ombre cake? Guests enjoyed drinking and dancing underneath the cafe lights and sent the newlyweds off with bubbles as the night came to an end!

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Photography: Lotus Eyes Photography | Venue: Mission Inn Resort & Club | Event Coordinator: Katie Jimenez | Hair & Makeup Artist: Kristy’s Makeup Artistry & Hair Design | DJ/Lighting: Thompson Entertainment, LLC | Cake: Anna’s Cakes | Officiant: David Ruiz 

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Jessica and Michael were married at Stonehouse Villa in Driftwood, Texas on March 1. “It was so beautiful without any decor,” Jessica said. “It complimented our personalities with the outdoor aspect as well as the old stone house. We loved the vintage feel too. It was perfect.” Keeping with a lavender and mint color scheme, the bride wore a sweetheart trumpet wedding gown, accessorized with drop pearl earrings and a statement necklace, while the groom wore gray suit, accessorized with a bow tie. “The flowers were exactly what I wanted, and we did them ourselves,” she said. “It gave me such a sense of accomplishment when they were all finished.” Bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces all featured white roses, hydrangeas, and succulents. The intimate ceremony and reception of 75 guests, included the couple dedicating Bibles and passages to one another. “Walking down the aisle with my dad to meet my soon-to-be husband,” was her favorite moment. “It was like a transition into a new part of my life,” Jessica said. The perfect send-off at the end of the night wasn’t sparklers, but popcorn being tossed in the air!

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Photography: Kirsten Smith Photography | Venue: Stonehouse Villa | Event Planner: Christina Good | Dress Designer: Impression Bridal | Shoes: BHLDN | Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Hair Stylist: Caitlin Smith of SOK Salon | Makeup Artist: Kelly McElmurry | Officiant: Ken Bramlett | Floral Designer: Houston Flower Girls | Caterer: Urban Cowboy | Cake: Central Market | DJ: Live Oak DJ | Transportation: R & R Limo | Photo Booth: Live Oak Photobooth

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Elise and Kory were married at Aldea Wedding & Event Center in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day! “The character and architecture of Tiaquepaque is romantic, unique, and timeless, so it fit our personalities as a couple,” Elise said. “Also, the flexibility and confidence of the staff gave us assurance that they could make our wedding just as special.” The bride wore a beaded-bodice mermaid wedding gown, accessorized with her hair in a sideswept ponytail updo, while the groom wore his uniform. Doesn’t he look dapper? “The anticipation of seeing each other at the ceremony made the walk down the aisle the most memorable,” she said. “Having all of our family and friends watch and smile as we made our commitment was priceless.” The reception was filled with romantic decor, and a cake that was topped with “Love is Sweet.” The newlyweds’ advice? “Be patient, sit back, and relax,” Elise said. “Don’t stress. Save everything; it goes by too fast.”

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Photography: StepOnMe Photography | Videography: Zach Friedbauer | Venue: Aldea Wedding & Event Center | Floral Designer: Petals and Lucy | Dress Designer: Mori Lee from The Almond Tree | Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew | Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Caterer: Babbo Italian Eatery | Cake: Fleur De Lis Unforgettable Cakes | DJ: Push Play Entertainment 

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