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Real Weddings From This Week {April 24, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 24, 2015

In addition, our Real Weddings Editor is also busy featuring cute couples for our photo galleries! Each week, she’ll be sharing her favorite real weddings on Fridays at noon. Check out this roundup below:

Eclectic Edmonton Park Wedding – Kirk and Ryan were married at Fort Edmonton Park in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on September 12.  “It was a very intimate wedding, and it had a very cozy, rustic feel,” he said. “We walked in, and the space just felt comfortable. We knew it wouldn’t require much decoration because it was so interesting by itself.”


Photo: Lauren Hannah Photography

Gorgeous California Garden Wedding – Zarina and Andy were married at a private residence in Pasadena, Calif. on October 19. How adorable is it that she could not help but smile as he read his vows?


Photo: Melvin Gilbert Photography

Pretty Pink Sonoma Country Club Wedding – Brittany and David were married at Sonoma Golf Club in Sonoma, Calif. on May 31. Bridesmaids carried bouquets with our favorite seasonal bloom — peonies!


Photo: Megan Clouse Photography

Harborside California Restaurant Wedding – Hannah and Johny were married in a ceremony at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church followed by a reception at Harborside Restaurant in Newport Beach, Calif. on October 11. Fun fact: They wed in the same church the bride’s parents did! “We knew that it would be a special moment for my family since my dad passed away when I was a kid,” she said.


Photo: Brittanee Taylor Photography

Rustic Tennessee Farm Wedding – Lauren and John were married at Tennessee RiverPlace in Chattanooga, Tenn. on September 20. The newlyweds’ best advice? “Use your vendors!” she said. “Give them a guide for what you expect, but remember, you are paying for a reason. Let them use their talent, and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.”


Photo: Alex Bee Photo

Summer Color Scheme: Plum + Silver

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 01, 2013

Our fourth favorite summer color scheme — plum and silver! This inspiration board is fit for a glamorous bride searching for her sparkle. Add a jeweled brooch or headpiece into your low chignon bun, wear dangling drop diamond earrings, and choose a pair of bridal shoes that have rhinestone decorations like these from Badgley Mischka to enhance your wedding day look. Don’t forget about your bridesmaids too. Let them mix and match their dresses and bouquets filled with lilacs, hydrangea, and hyacinth.


Photos (clockwise from top left): Sweet and Saucy Shop, Echard Wheeler, 1313 Studio Photography, Jordan Quinn Photography, Studio by Carmen, Alex Bee Photo, and Jordan Quinn Photography

What was your color scheme? Let us know in the comments below!

Rustic Purple Hillside Wedding in Tennessee

Posted by Caitlin on Jun 11, 2013

Emily & Robby

September 1

Knoxville, Tennessee


Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

We were married at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, my family’s church. Honestly, I had always dreamed of being married there. My grandmother is a founding member of the church, and the original church services were actually held in her home. There is a lot of family history in that building! Rob and I really felt at home there and that is all that really mattered to us!

Our reception was held at the Reserve at Bluebird Hill. I knew the moment I met Jan Hall, owner of the Reserve, that I wanted my reception at Bluebird Hill. She is a wonderful person and her location is just as beautiful as her! I loved working with her and our reception was beautiful.

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

My Dad surprised me the day of the wedding with a few mementos for me. The one that stands out the most is his father’s, my Opa’s, dog tags. He put them on the inside of my bouquet so all day I could look down and remember my Opa. I also was wearing my Nana’s wedding ring on my right hand. She was very sick leading up to our wedding, and we were all afraid she wouldn’t be there to see it, but we all got an answered prayer and her health is now better than ever!

But, my favorite detail of our wedding was actually at our reception. Both of my grandfathers have passed, so I wanted to remember throughout the day that they were there with us. Rob is a guitarist, so we decided that for the father-daughter dance Rob would play our song on my Papa’s guitar. I remember him best when he was playing his guitar. So, Rob learned to play “Mr. Roboto” by Styx for my Dad. Which was another detail that was equally as hilarious as it was memorable!

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

At our ceremony, at the very end, we had our organist, Reuben Weaver, play and sing “Grow Old With Me” by John Lennon. During that song, Rob and I just got to be together. It was the very first moment that we were married. It was just such an awesome feeling! And the song was just so beautiful. I will never forget that moment.


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