Archive for March, 2014

Mar
31
Chelsy + Michael: A Coral and Teal Polka Dot-Themed Winter Louisiana Wedding By Lauren Carroll Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Lauren Carroll Photography; Event Planner: Weddings by luluInvitations: Paper City DesignVenue: The FoundryBride’s Gown from David’s BridalHair and Makeup Stylist: Kiss and MakeupShoes: DSWGroom’s Attire from Bonobos and Banana RepublicBridesmaid Dresses from AnthropologieCeremony Musician: Tanya & DoriseOfficiant: Simon Stokes; Floral Designer: Harkins, The Florist; Band: The Phunky MonkeysCake: Haydel’s Bakery

Chelsy and Michael were married at The Foundry in New Orleans, La. on February 22. ”We wanted a big, fun party that we just happened to get married at. Once we decided on New Orleans, we knew good music and good food were at the top of our must-have list,” Chelsy said. “When we toured The Foundry, it felt like a big bar that all our friends would love it!” The bride wore a sweetheart a-line wedding gown with a ruffled skirt, while the groom wore a gray three-piece suit, accessorized with a teal tie. Bridesmaids wore coral dresses on clearance from Anthropologie. A vintage screen served as the backdrop along with baby’s breath atop wine barrels during the ceremony. ”We also kept it short, sweet and personal and it felt so wonderfully us – and got our guests to the fun part – cocktails and music – ASAP,” she said. Traditional cajun fare was served during the reception from crawfish etouffee to red beans and rice, plus a king cake with a plastic baby, of course! “Our band was absolutely amazing,” Chelsy said. “We have received more compliments on the music than anything else at the wedding. They had everyone on the dance floor and played such a fun variety of oldies and current songs.” See the full board here.

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Mar
28
Editor’s Weekly Wrap-Up: Personalized Cocktail Napkins, Striped Decor, DIY Fabric Covered Favor Boxes, Something Blue, And More Unique Bridesmaid Dresses

It’s that time of week again! Here are some of our editor’s favorite boards and ideas that you may have missed:

17 Cocktail NapkinsPersonalize with your names, wedding date, fun facts (i.e. where your first date was or how he/she proposed), “The Adventure Begins” or “Cheers!” sayings or even logos of your hometown’s state.

Photo: Birds of a Feather

Striped DecorAdd a cheeky, modern touch to your ceremony and reception decor with Dr. Seuss’ favorite pattern.

Photos (from left to right): Perez Photography and Jamie Lauren Photography 

DIY Fabric Covered Favor BoxesDress up dollar store kraft boxes with scrap fabric and twine. Bonus: Fill with candy!

Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff 

19 Something Blue Must-HavesSo the saying goes, “something new, something old, something borrowed, and something blue.” Other must-haves include earrings, bracelets, shoes, and patch sewn into your wedding gown. Would you ever wear seersucker?

Photos (from left to right): Pasha Belman Photography and Landon Jacob Photography

More Unique Bridesmaid DressesIn case you forgot about part 1, there’s also now a part 2 with even more looks we love.

Photo: Katelyn James 


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Mar
27
Martha + Gabriel: A Pastel Summer Iowa Park Wedding By Dust Studios
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Dust StudiosHair Stylist: Ashley Yoder; Venue:Ledges State ParkGroom and Groomsmen Attire: Gap and ExpressRings: Ames SilversmithingCeremony Musicians: Isaac Schmidt, James Laugerman, Lissa Lecy, Brian Grootveld, and Lydia Yoder; Caterer: Hy-VeeReception Musicians: Meng Lo and Lorzone Lo

Martha and Gabriel were married at Ledges State Park in Ames, Iowa last summer. They first met on a trip to China, where they became friends. “It wasn’t until we returned to the U.S. and worked out that friendship more that we both became interested in each other,” Gabriel said. “Once I finally figured that much out, I took her to coffee, and the rest was history! Ten months later we were married!” The bride wore a floral applique wedding gown with an illusion neckline and back, while the groom wore a white button-up, gray pants, and suspenders with an orange bow tie. “First objective was to keep the focus on Christ, and the true meaning of marriage,” he said. “Our secondary priorities were budget of course, and the fact that the wedding and most of the reception would take place outside. We simply had a general theme and color scheme, and really went with anything we liked!” Before the ceremony, a first look was captured by their photographer, who is also Gabriel’s sister! The ceremony itself included 200 guests! However, the reception was held in a shelter near a river following. ”It provided an amazing summer sunset view throughout most of the evening,” Gabriel said. Their first dance? “The Lime Tree” by Trevor Hill. See the full board here.

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Mar
26
Katelyn + Noel: A Woodsy Navy Blue And Yellow Fall Maine Barn Wedding By Carrie Pellerin Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Carrie PellerinFloral Designer: flour!Venue: The Barn on Walnut HillGroom’s Attire: Tommy Hilfiger from Macy’sBride’s Gown from Madeleine’s DaughterBride’s Hair and Makeup: Jamie Rice ofSia Bella SalonInvitations and Escort Cards: MintedBridemaid Dresses from J.Crew and Madeleine’s DaughterCeremony Musician: Joe FarrenCaterer: 111 MaineRentals: One Stop Event Rentals

Katelyn and Noel were married at The Barn on Walnut Hill in North Yamouth, Maine on September 21. ”Ironically enough Noel and I met in an Irish bar on St. Patrick’s Day…and did I mention he’s Irish?” Katelyn said. “”When Noel and I were in the very first stages of planning our wedding we knew that, stylistically speaking, we wanted it to be two things…simple and personal.” The bride wore a sweetheart ruched a-line wedding gown, accessorized with “something blue” high heels and a floral hair pin in her tousled and teased updo, while the groom wore a gray suit, accessorized with a skinny tie. During the ceremony, “we had our family members bring us birch branches during the wedding itself that we then united between the two of us as our unity,” Katelyn said. Guests were served refreshments and cocktails following from beverage dispensers. Inside, “we barely needed to decorate the barn itself because of its majestic and inherent beauty,” she said. In lieu of a guest book, the couple’s family members and friends wrote their well wishes on rocks that the couple gathered at one of their favorite spots – The Point on Students’ Island at Mooselookmeguntic Lake.” See the full board here.

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