Claire + Jonathan: Intimate Traditional Mississippi Wedding by Grace Photography
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Photos: Grace Photography; Gown: David’s Bridal; Groom’s Suit: Men’s Wearhouse; Floral Design: Lois Flower Shop; Invitation Design: Simply Fetching Paper; Shoes: Banana Republic; Reception Venue: The Chimneys; Groomsmen Suits: Chaps; Groom’s Tie: Tommy Hilfiger; Ceremony Venue: St. Martin’s Chapel; Officiant: Ben Barlow

Claire and Jonathan were married at St. Martin’s Chapel, followed by a reception at The Chimneys in Bay St. Louis, Miss. on May 24. For Claire, the church was love at first sight. “From the moment I saw it, it sealed the deal for wanting to have a small wedding,” Claire said. “It was straight out of a story book, from the long winding brick path to the beautiful garden surrounding it, all while overlooking the water.” The bride stunned in a full lace gown with a queen anne neckline. She added many personal touches to her dress including a vintage clasp, satin buttons, and a satin sash. She wore her hair in a simple updo and carried a bouquet of peonies, roses, and anemones, among other soft-colored blooms. Her ‘maids wore gray and blush dresses of their choice and put together their own bouquets. The groom wore a navy blue suit while his men opted for gray ones. Claire and Jonathan were married in front of just 20 guests and decided to do something unique for their ceremony. They incorporated a bonsai tree that Claire had given Jonathan early in their relationship. “Instead of a unity candle at our ceremony, we changed things up a little,” Claire said. ” We asked both parents to provide soil from each of their gardens and poured it over our tree during the ceremony.” After they tied the knot, family and friends attended a sit-down dinner at The Chimneys where they enjoyed traditional southern food and homemade cupcakes. The best advice Claire received while wedding planning? “My mom gave us some refreshing advice: ‘It only takes two people to get married—just do what makes you happy.’ After all, your wedding shouldn’t be about everyone else, it should be for you.” See the full board here.

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Editor’s Weekly Wrap-up: 20 Amazing Places for a Fall Wedding, Unique Headpieces, 11 Ways to Honor Lost Loved Ones at Your Wedding, Paper Flowers, Marquee Letters + Signs
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Weekly Wrap-Up


It’s that time of the week again! Check out our round-up of stories that were featured on ProjectWedding this week. Don’t forget to share your favorites!

20 Amazing Places for a Fall Wedding- If you’re planning to tie the knot in one of the prettiest seasons, be sure to check out our list of amazing venues from across the country!

Photo courtesy of Vecoma at the Yellow River

Unique Headpieces- Wear these adorable hairpieces with your veil or all on their own. They’ll definitely add some personality to your wedding ensemble.

Photos by Diana Marie Photography and Birds of a Feather Photography

11 Ways to Honor Lost Loved Ones at your Wedding- If you or your soon-to-be spouse has lost a family member or friend, check out these thoughtful ways to honor their memory.

Photo by Arte De Vie 

Paper Flowers- Get crafty and opt for this whimsical touch at your wedding. From bouquets to decor, there are so many places to include them.

Photo courtesy of The Crimson Poppy

Marquee Letters + Signs- Have you always wanted to see your name in lights? Your wedding is the perfect opportunity!

Photo by Paige Winn Photo

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Amanda + Josh: Rustic Springtime California Ranch Wedding by Vallentyne Photography
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Photos: Vallentyne Photography; Venue: Rancho Buena Vista Adobe; Gown: Alfred Angelo; Groom’s Attire: Vega’s Tailor Shop; Hair and Makeup: Hair and Makeup by Esmeralda; Floral Design: Splendid Sentiments; Rings: Kay Jewelers; Ceremony Music: JS Productions; Wood slabs: JNilson Designs; Rentals: Allie’s Party Rentals; Catering: Bull Taco; Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes; Officiant: Jared Osselaer

Amanda and Josh were married at Rancho Buena Vista Adobe in Vista, Calif. on March 28. “From the moment we walked through the gates, we had a great feeling about it,” Amanda said. “It had the ambiance we were looking for and we knew we wouldn’t have to do much more to create a gorgeous setting.” The bride wore a strapless fitted lace gown with casual wavy hair. She carried a pink and white bouquet made of peonies, roses, ranunculeses, hyacinthes, tulips, and freesias. Her ‘maids donned short muted pink dresses with white embroidery on the bodice. They carried bouquets of ranunculuses, roses, sweet peas, among other pretty blooms. Her groom and his men opted for tan dress pants and vests, and went without a tie for a more casual look. The two littlest attendants carried a burlap banner that read “Here comes the bride” before Amanda’s dad escorted her down the aisle to wed Josh in front of 175 friends and family members. The reception followed with a taco dinner and an iced bundt cake for dessert. Each table featured a DIY floral mason jar centerpiece with burlap and lace decor on top of a wooden slab. Amanda and Josh’s main priority was that everyone had a fabulous time. “I didn’t want to be stressing about everything being a particular color or wedding favors or fancy place settings,” Amanda noted. “What mattered is that everyone was able to get an invite, that we had good music, everyone was fed, and everyone was comfortable.” How sweet! See the full board here.

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Jessica + Stephen: Vintage Chic Springtime Utah Wedding by Gideon Photography
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Photos: Gideon Photography; Video: NP Films; Event Planner: Forevermore Events; Dress Designer: Sara Sandberg of Illume Gowns; Groom’s Attire: Ben Sherman Menswear; Floral Designer: Bloomers; Reception Venue: Sand Hollow Resort; Caterer: Marvellous Catering; Hair Stylist: Julie Thomas; Cake: Kari Wittwer  

Jessica and Stephen were married in St. George, Utah on May 3. The bride looked breathtaking in a short-sleeve lace gown with a curly side-swept updo. Jessica’s dress was extra special because of who made it- her (now) sister-in-law! “She sewed every stitch of my dress,” Jessica said. “We spent hours fabric shopping, sketching, trying the dress on, pinning and unpinning lace, and the finished project was even more perfect than I ever could have dreamed of.” Jessica carried a bright bouquet of peonies, garden roses, succulents, and dusty millers. The groom opted for a fitted navy blue suit with a floral-patterned neck tie. The traditional ceremony featured three adorable flower girls. The reception was held in the modern clubhouse at Sand Hollow Resort and featured dark wooden tables and chivari chairs. The place settings also held a lot of meaning for the couple. “The china setting at our dinner were pieces of all four of our grandmothers china, and other pieces of china that we shopped for together,” Jessica said. “They were all mismatched and unbelievably beautiful.” Each guest was greeted with a small jar of jam as a favor to take home with them. Guests indulged in waffles topped with whipped cream and fruit for dinner, a representation of many meals the couple shared together while dating. Afterwards, family and friends enjoyed various cakes adorned with succulents, and danced the night away. “Our wedding was every thing we love combined into one big party! I wanted our guests to walk in and know we created every detail,” Jessica said. “We wanted it to scream Stephen and Jessica. I think we accomplished that.” See the full board here.

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