Jul
24
Leah + Tim: A Flirty And Fun Blue Summer California Historic Manor Wedding By Jason Burns Photography
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 Photos: Jason Burns PhotographySecond Shooter: Jennifer Corbin PhotographyVenue: The Crestmore ManorDJ: Ultimate Events

Leah and Eric were married at The Crestmore Manor in Riverside, Calif. on June 28. Fun fact: They met their sophomore year at Azusa Pacific University. Go Cougars! The bride wore a strapless ball gown with a ruffled skirt, accessorized with her hair in a sideswept ponytail, while the groom wore a three-piece dark gray suit, accessorized with a solid tie. Bridesmaids wore short satin blue dresses and carried bouquets of peonies, roses, and hydrangeas. Guests were greeted with cold bottles of water and mini trail mix snacks upon arrival to beat the heat and any hungry stomaches. The labeling said, “Traffic was NUTS, the drive was HEARTY; you may be tired, BUT it’s time to PARTY.” Following the exchanging of vows and rings underneath old shade trees, the reception began in the courtyard, lit with string lights overhead. Escort cards were displayed on a board adorned with ribbons, and tables were decorated with textured linens, pink and white glass vase centerpieces atop mirrors, and bubbles at each place setting, which served double-duty as favors. In addition to a three-tiered cake topped with a monogram, there was also a fully-stocked dessert bar, complete with delectables like lollipops, macarons, cupcakes, sour roll ups, and meringues. Believe it or not — the newlyweds performed their first dance just as the sun was setting. See the full board here.

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Jul
23
Leah + Eric: A Modern Black-Tie Texas Rooftop Wedding By Hilary Grace Photography
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Photos: Hilary Grace PhotographyEvent Planner: AK Event DesignCeremony Venue: First Presbyterian Church of DallasReception Venue: The Venue at 400 North ErvayFloral Designer: Bonney Blooms

Leah and Eric were married in a traditional church ceremony at First Presbyterian followed by a reception at The Venue at 400 North Ervay in Dallas, Texas on March 22. The bride wore a strapless a-line wedding gown with all-over embroidered beading, accessorized with a fingertip-length veil, while the groom wore a black tuxedo, accessorized with a solid bow tie and pocket square. Bridesmaids wore a combination of short and long green chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of peonies, hydrangeas, and anemones. What could be cooler than cocktail hour on a rooftop deck in the heart of downtown? Guests enjoyed getting cozy on contemporary couches, accented with yellow and gray patterned decorative pillows and lit with geometric chandeliers. Since they both are wine distributors, it only made sense to subtly wove that theme into the decor. For example, escort cards were displayed on initialed corks, centerpieces were filled in wooden crates, and numbers were printed on bottles. In lieu of a guest book, well wishes were written on a selection of reds and whites for the newlyweds to open on future anniversaries. A three-tiered textured fondant and buttercream-frosted cake was served after dinner and in between dancing, but there was also a surprise! A mini chocolate cake for Eric. See the full board here.

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Jul
22
Arielle + Scott: A Vintage Picture-Themed Spring Virginia Historic Mansion Wedding By PW Photography
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Photos: PW PhotographyVenue: Historic Mankin MansionFloral Designer: The Green FlamingoDress Designer: Marisa from Bella Rosa BridalHair Stylist: Jessica Kroll; Makeup Artist: Jessica Kroll and Carly Whiting; Shoes: Badgley MischkaBridesmaid Dresses: J.CrewGroom’s Attire: Bella Rosa BridalVintage Furniture: Paisley & JadeRentals: Classic Party RentalsCaterer: White House CateringInvitations:  Shabby ScrapPlates:  Something VintageCeremony and Reception Musician: Martin Ramirez; Cake:  Sweet FixPhoto Booth: Red Eye Photo Booths

Arielle and Scott were married at Historic Mankin Mansion in Richmond, Va. on April 26. “Mankin Mansion is a beautiful wedding site that embodies old world charm,” Arielle said. “The trees and courtyard were lit with cast iron lanterns, and I invited my guests to enjoy the setting by renting vintage couches for lounging.” The bride wore a sweetheart lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with a keyhole back, accessorized with a floor-length veil, while the groom wore a three-piece gray suit, accessorized with a striped tie. Bridesmaids wore short chiffon dresses in dusty shale and graphite gray hues and carried bouquets of roses, hydrangeas, and Queen Anne’s lace. ”The weather for our wedding was something out of a fairytale,” she said. “It was low 80s and mostly sunny. The grounds were covered in wisteria, a purple flowering vine that puts off such a calming scent that carried throughout the entire evening.” After the exchanging of vows and rings, the newlyweds recessed down the aisle as guests threw lavender. “I remember thinking how happy we were to be surrounded by all of the people, who have loved and supported us throughout the years,” Arielle said. The reception followed underneath a pole tent, low lit with crystal chandeliers. Tables were decorated with white linens, lace doilies, gold charger plates, vintage teacups, and mix ‘n’ matched vase and vessel centerpieces. ”I spent my days off visiting thrift shops buying mismatched china, silver antiques, and unique glass vases,” she said. “I became enamored by all of the stories behind each item we collected.” There was also a display of family photos too! “We felt that it was important to blend the past with our future because it gave us a sense of pride for the families we came from,” Arielle said. They performed their first dance to “Cruisin’” by D’Angelo, posed in the photo booth with fun props, cut a five-tiered fondant cake, and exited at the end of the night amongst a sea of sparklers. See the full board here.

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Jul
21
Jessica + Ruben: A Rustic Pastel Spring California Texas Ranch Wedding By Anna Smith Photography
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Photos: Anna Smith PhotographyVenue: Vista West RanchEvent Planner: Coordinate ThisDress Designer: Oleg CassiniHair Stylist: Jeni HooverMakeup Artist: Maris Malone CalderonFloral Designer: Elegant BeeGroom’s Attire: Men’s WearhouseOfficiant: Pastor Nathan Sloan; DJ: Complete Music Video PhotoRentals: Petal PushersCaterer: Catering by MopsieCake: D Pasteles Cake Shop

 Jessica and Ruben were married at Vista West Ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas on April 20. ”When we visited Vista West Ranch, it was the perfect one-stop-shop venue which captured the rolling hill country, and offered intimate overnight accommodations for our guests,” Jessica said. “Plus, what better place than a ranch to get married in Texas?” The bride wore a strapless ball gown with a ruffled skirt, accessorized with a floor-length veil and jeweled sash, while the groom wore a dark gray three-piece suit, accessorized with a solid tie. “At the time of the wedding, I was living in California,” she said. “I carried-on my wedding dress with me on the plane – in a big pink gown bag, and my petticoat enclosed! I was worried about TSA, but instead was greeted with plenty of friendly faces and well-wishes!” Surprisingly, there were no bridesmaids and groomsmen. “We didn’t have a bridal party, we wanted it to be truly our day,” Jessica said. “It ended up being much less stress than having to coordinate suits and bridesmaids dresses!” The ceremony took place underneath an altar decorated with baby’s breath with Jessica’s brother-in-law officiating. “I wanted a rustic  wedding, and had envisioned a big fun gathering of close family and friends,” Jessica said. “I wanted people to feel comfortable and at-home.” The reception was held inside the barn. Tables were decorated with burlap runners, wooden drawer centerpieces, mason jars, and votive candles. Grapevine balls hung from the ceiling too! Dinner and dancing began with traditional Southern fare, and the newlyweds performing “So Far Gone” by Thousand Foot Crutch. Remember to “let go of the details and roll with the surprises that will come up on the big day!,” she said. At the end of the night, a mini cake was cut and all 50 guests enjoyed a make-your-own sundae bar, complete with every type of topping imaginable. See the full board here.

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