Linda + Hugh: Intimate Gray and Yellow Hawaii Oceanside Wedding by Stephen Ludwig Photography
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Photos: Stephen Ludwig Photography; Venue: Lanikuhonua; Coordinator: Michelle Garibay; Flowers: Marie Blooms;  Bride’s Gown: Essense of Australia; Groom’s Attire: Banana Republic; Caterer: Memoirs; Cake: A Baked Romance;  Bridesmaids Dresses: Donna Morgan purchased at Bloomingdale’s; Groomsmen Attire: H&M and Nike; Jewelry: Tiffany and Mimi’s Jewelry; Prop/Furniture Rentals: Accel Rentals and Event Essentials; Makeup: Kim Duong;  Ceremony musicians/DJ: Paul Head, Hai Nguyen, Daniel Jung;  Invitations: Hannah Cherry; Videographer: Bao Thai; Photo Booth: TVS Booth

Linda and Hugh were married at Lanikuhonua in Oahu, Hawaii on November 12. The bride looked radiant in a strapless mermaid gown with a ruffled skirt and bejweled belt. She wore her hair in a side swept curly ponytail and accessorized with a birdcage veil. She carried a bright bouquet of roses, mums, kale, craspedia, and silver brunia balls. Her ‘maids donned gray strapless dresses with yellow belts. The groom looked handsome in navy dress pants, a gray vest, and a navy blue bow tie. His men wore the same but swapped out the gray vest for some stylish suspenders. “To determine colors, we decided to each pick one color that describes our personalities,” Hugh said. “The end result was a color combo we both loved and found meaningful.” The couple tied the knot in front of a wooden structure decorated with flowers overlooking the ocean. Nearly 100 guests looked on as they sipped Mai Tai cocktails out of personalized jars. A reception followed outside at long banquet tables and chiavari chairs. Guests found their seats from paper post cards. The pair even offered a custom coffee bar and had the paper cups made with their names and wedding date on them. Each guest received a bag of kona coffee beans as a wedding favor. Linda and Hugh also held a traditional tea ceremony. “Our tea ceremony was an ode to our Asian culture,” Hugh explained. “We poured tea for the elders and our moms as sign of gratitude in exchange for traditional red Chinese envelopes. Linda wore a traditional Chinese dress for this portion of the day.” Family and friends indulged in a three-tier cake adorned with succulents and danced the night away on the outdoor dance floor. “Everyone present was family to us,” Hugh said. See the full board here.

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Laura + Danny: Romantic Red Fall Wedding in Florida by Soltren Photography
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Photos: Soltren PhotographyCeremony Venue: Leu Gardens; Florist: Peddles; Tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse; Harpist: Kathleen with Harps Unlimited; Bride’s Gown: David’s BridalHair and Makeup: About Face Design Team; Reception Venue: Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant; First Dance on a Cloud & Market Lighting: Our DJ Rocks; Cake: Cut the Cake

Laura and Danny were married in Leu Gardens, followed by a reception at Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant in Orlanda, Fla. on October 11. The bride looked lovely in a fitted lace gown with a keyhole back. She wore her hair in a twisted low updo accessorized with a pearl pin and she donned red lipstick for the occasion. She carried a bouquet of red and white roses, pink cymbidium orchids, and snapdragons. Her sister wore a ruffled red floor-length gown as her bridesmaid.  Her groom and his best man wore black tuxedos, Danny opted for a light blue bow tie while his best man wore red. The ceremony featured Laura’s 7-year-old daughter as the flower girl in a white dress with a red sash. A harpist played Canon in D as Laura walked down the aisle with her father. Only family attended the ceremony. “It was a warm sunny day in October, the guests were given parasols during the ceremony which looked beautiful in the pictures,” Laura said. After becoming husband and wife, the newlyweds held the reception at a local Spanish tapas restaurant where friends joined the celebration. During the cocktail hour a Spanish guitarist played. The round tables featured romantic centerpieces of roses and votive candles. “I tried to keep my wedding as simple as possible,” Laura said. “The less you have going on – the less you have to worry about, and the more you can enjoy your day!” Guests enjoyed traditional Spanish cuisine such as paella among other delicious items. The dessert was a three-tier cake adorned with red roses, as well as a candy bar which guests could load up on for the ride home. We recommend taking Laura’s realistic advice! “No matter how much planning you do, something will not go the way you expected. My advice is to realize that now, so that you will be mentally prepared and not let it ruin your day.” See the full board here.

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Kristen + Kevin: Blue and Lace Springtime Ohio Wedding by Laura Elaine Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photo: Laura Elaine PhotographyVenue: The Carriage House; Dress Designer: Watters from Bridals by Lori; Hair Stylist: I Do UpdoMakeup Artist: Rollers & RougeGroom and Groomsmen Attire: President TuxedoFloral Designer: A Gathering of Flowers; Stationery: Inviting Moments; Officiant: Kevin Carpenter of Weddings 2 Cherish; Cake: Dessert Works; DJ: Hey! Mr. DJ

Kristen and Kevin were married at The Carriage House in Mason, Ohio on March 22. The bride looked radiant in a strapless a-line gown and wore her hair in a curly partial updo. She carried a springtime bouquet of pink and white peonies. Her veil had special meaning because she used lace from her mother’s wedding dress to put it together. The groom looked dapper in a gray three-piece suit, which he pinned a lucky penny onto. “I wanted an intimate wedding that included as much meaningful and personal items and touches as possible,” Kristen explained. “I hoped to combine my taste for an elegant and understated wedding with a rustic touch as a way of mending our two styles.” After exchanging both traditional and personal vows in front of 100 guests, the newlyweds recessed down the aisle carrying their son as guests threw rose petals. For the reception, Kristen and Kevin offered a unique menu to their guests. “We chose to have a brunch reception which meant eggs benedict, a waffle bar, sausage and bacon and of course Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s!” Kristen said. Guests sat at round tables with white linens and burlap and lace table runners in wooden folding chairs. Tables featured a mason jar centerpiece with either a candle or pink flowers on top of a wood slice. Guests indulged in a three-tiered cake adorned with roses and watched as Kristen and Kevin played the “shoe-lywed game.” Kristen advises couples to think about what matters most to them when creating their budget. “Define the most important aspects for you and then make it happen. Whether it’s the flowers, the venue or the photographer, pick a few key things and budget from there,” Kristen said. What fabulous advice! See the full board here.

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Editor’s Weekly Wrap-up: 18 Monofloral Bridesmaid Bouquet Ideas, 17 Easy Prop Ideas for your Engagement, 11 Inventive Table Number Ideas, 10 Fabulous Fall Place Settings, 7 Wedding Favors You Probably Haven’t Thought of Yet
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!

18 Monofloral Bridesmiad Bouquet Ideas- Perfect for any season, and great inspiration if you want all your girls to look uniform!

Photo by Jessica Burke

17 Easy Prop Ideas for your Engagement Shoot- Pictures of just you and your significant other are great and all, but why not include some props to show off your personalities?

Photo by Coburn Photography

11 Inventive Table Number Ideas- Instead of merely numbering your tables on a plain piece of paper, check out our creative ways of doing so!

Photo by Catherine Mac Photography

10 Fabulous Fall Place Settings- Prepare to ooh and ahh over these gorgeous settings for your fall nuptials.

Photo by Rustic White Photography

7 Wedding Favors You Probably Haven’t Thought of Yet- From temporary tattoos to fresh fruit, check out our list of creative wedding favors.

Photo by Diana M. Lott Photography

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