Darya + Cameron: Nature-Inspired Idaho Lake Wedding by Let it Shine Photography
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Photos: Let It Shine Photography; Bride’s Gown: White by Vera Wang from David’s Bridal; Bride’s Hair Wreath: A Little Over the Top; Hair and Makeup: Dahlia Beauty Parlor; Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein from  Men’s Wearhouse; Floral Design: An Open Vase; Ceremony & Reception Music: Niobi Audio; Reception Venue: The Ashley Inn; S’mores Bar: Eye Candy Event Design; Officiant: Rob Trenckmann

Darya and Cameron tied the knot at a private residence on Cascade Lake in Donnelley, Idaho followed by a reception at The Ashley Inn in Cascade, Idaho on May 31. “We wanted to capture our love for the outdoors by getting married outside on a private property…surrounded by all our loved ones,” Darya said. The bride looked radiant in an ombre tulle ball gown. She wore her hair down in soft waves and accessorized with a floral hair wreath. She carried a bouquet of ivory peonies and pink garden roses. Her ‘maids donned long blush gowns of their choosing, Darya just asked that they all be long and in the same color family. The groom and his men looked handsome in three-piece tan suits with light blue neck ties. The 150 guests gathered at the private residence to watch Darya and Cameron literally tie the knot- the couple had a hand fasting ceremony as part of their vows. The couple also had their dogs act as the ring bearer and flower girl. “It got a little blustery during our ceremony since we were on the edge of the lake but it ended up being a gorgeous day afterwards and apparently the wind just helped showcase my beautiful dress even more,” Darya described. After they officially became husband and wife, the couple held a reception at The Ashley Inn. The decor showed off their love for nature with pine cones, moss, and wood as the centerpieces at each of the round tables. They offered unique alternatives for dessert, a s’mores bar and dessert shooters. Darya’s advice to engaged couples? “Take moments out of the whirlwind madness and look around and take deep breaths and take it all in.” See the full board here.

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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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