Archive for May, 2014

May
30
Editor’s Weekly Wrap-Up: Must-Haves For Hot Weather Weddings, DIY Ombre Signs, Mirror Decor, Preppy Wedding Invitations, And Piped Flower Wedding Cakes

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

 8 Must-Haves For A Hot Weather WeddingExchanging vows in the hot, hot heat of summer can turn your wedding day into a sweaty mess! Our favorite cool-down is obviously this yummy ice cream bar.
Photos (from left to right): Laurelyn Savannah Photography
DIY Ombre Signs – Customize these hanging bride and groom letters in any light-to-dark shade of your choice.
Photo: Brittini Mehlhoff
Mirror DecorDecorate your ceremony and reception with the fairest reflections of them all. It’s the perfect way to welcome guests, list table assignments and menu options, and pose in front of for Instagram pic stitches.
Photos (from left to right): Heather Ann Design and Photography and Caroline Tran Photography
17 Preppy Stationery Ideas –  Which pattern would you choose? Seersucker stripes, chevron, or polka dots.
Photos (from left to right): Eric Kelley and Milou + Olin 
Piped Flower Wedding CakesStill think there’s a fondant craze? Wrong. Buttercream piping has made a huge comeback. Learn how to make these flowers step-by-step.
Photo: Erica O’Brien 

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May
29
Erica + Peter: A Preppy Navy Blue and Pink Fall Wisconsin Country Club Wedding By Laurie Marie Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Laurie Marie PhotographyEvent Planner: Sash & BowCeremony Venue: Pamperin Park; Reception Venue: Green Bay Country Club;Dress Designer: Mori Lee from The Wedding TreeHair and Makeup Artist: Salon AuraGroom’s Attire: Tommy Hilfiger from Macy’sFloral Designer: Buds ‘N BloomInvitations: Broadway PaperBridesmaid Dresses: Wtoo from Miss Ruby Bridal Boutique; Ceremony Musicians: Ars Longa String Quartet; Cake: Monzu Bakery

Erica and Peter were married in Pamperin Park followed by a reception at Green Bay Country Club in Green Bay, Wis. on September 28. “I immediately fell in love with the look of rustic elegance and went with it,” Erica said. “I love the natural look of wood and soft, muted colors, and I love the look of chandeliers, gold and lace as well.” The bride wore a sweetheart fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with a ruffled skirt, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, while the groom wore a navy blue suit, accessorized with a tie and pocket square. Bridesmaids wore short pink chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of garden roses, succulents, and berries. Guests were greeted with a wooden sign that said, “Today, two families become one, so pick a seat not a side.” “Two rustic doors, constructed by my dad, stood before the aisle for our guests to walk through and were closed prior to my dad and I walking down the aisle,” she said. “We could not have asked for a better day!” she said. “It was a warm fall day with temps in the low 70’s and the sun shinning high.” Following their unity sand ceremony, dinner and dancing began. Tables were decorated with tall branch centerpieces draped with crystals, mason jars dipped in glitter, and lanterns too. Notice how glasses featured “I’m here for the cake” stickers? Such a fun touch! “Our dessert bar included a cake, six different flavors of cupcakes, the best apple pie in the world, cookies, and chocolate covered strawberries,” Erica said. To the newlyweds’ surprise, a fireworks display ended the night. See the full board here.

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May
28
Courtney + Cory: A Doctor Who Inspired Winter Texas Historic Mansion Wedding By Catie Bartlett Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Catie Bartlett PhotographyVenue: Thurman’s MansionDress Designer: David’s BridalGroom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s WearhouseHair and Makeup Artist: The Salon at the DomainFloral Designer: Whole FoodsJewelry: Meyers & Farrar Jewelers (bride’s) and Custom Tungsten (groom’s); Shoes: The LibertyLamaOfficiant: Jason McNute; Caterer: The Salt LickCake: DomesticakesDJ: Texas Pro DJ

Courtney and Cory were married at Thurman’s Mansion in Driftwood, Texas on March 16. “We knew we wanted a Doctor Who-inspired wedding, but didn’t want to overwhelm guests with our fandom,” Courtney said. Fun fact: It’s a British science-fiction television series. The bride wore a ruffled halter wedding gown, accessorized with a birdcage veil, while the groom wore a gray suit, accessorized with a bow tie. Bridesmaids wore mix ‘n’ matched navy blue dresses and carried bouquets of baby’s breath. “Our wedding day was a beautiful yet cold day,” she said. “The sunshine was great, but the wind was freezing. We were thankful it was sunny though because our rehearsal the day before was drizzle and overcast weather.” Since they both are teachers, of course, they incorporated chalkboards. Guests were greeted to the ceremony with one that said, “Sealed for all time and space.” “We were worried that our sand ceremony hourglass was going to blow over,” Courtney said. “But our pastor stepped in and made sure everything went off without a hitch.” Dinner and dancing followed with BBQ fare and a 3-dimensional police call box station cake. In lieu of centerpieces and a guest book, picture frames featured quotes and fill-in-the-blank Mad Libs were at each place setting. The newlyweds performed their first dance to “Close Your Eyes” by Michael Buble and exited through a sea of sparklers at the end of the night. See the full board here.

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May
27
Sara + Michael: A Great Gatsby-Themed Fall Texas Loft Wedding By Sur La Lune Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Sur La Lune PhotographyDay-of Coordinator: Strong EventsVenue: VukaDress Designer: Aidan Mattox from Neiman MarcusShoes: Chie MiharaHeadpiece and Jewelry: Jane MichaelHair Stylist: Tamara Segura; Makeup Artist: Adore Makeup Boutique + SalonFloral Designer: Exquisite PetalsPetals Ink, and Articulture DesignsGroom’s Attire: IndochinoInvitations: Wedding Paper DivasCeremony Musician: Whiskey ShiversMarching Band: Minor Mishap Marching BandCaterer: The Love of FoodCake: Angel Cakes Baking Co.Favors: Round Rock Honey; DJ: DJ Berto and DJ Soundfounder

Sara and Michael were married at Vuka in Austin, Texas last fall. “We went back and forth between a casual wedding or a fancy affair,” Sara said. “In the end, we decided that we wanted to go out with a bang and a large celebration, a once-in-a-lifetime party with nods to vintage glamour.” The bride wore an a-line wedding gown with an illusion back, accessorized with a jeweled headpiece, while the groom wore a custom made black suit, accessorized with a bow tie and top hat. Bridesmaids wore mix ‘n’ matched short dresses and carried bouquets of dahlias and lots of greenery. “It rained the whole week up to our wedding, and on the day-of, it was just perfect,” she said. “Every little hiccup in the morning of, like stepping on the train of my dress in mud, didn’t matter because it was so beautiful outside. Then when Michael and I met at the Umlauf Sculpture Gardens for our first look pictures, it was just perfection from that moment on.” The couple incorporated several Jewish traditions into their ceremony, including standing underneath a chuppah and breaking the glass. Following the nuptials, guests were escorted to the reception via a marching band. Farm tables were decorated with a combination of arrangements, lanterns, and jars of honey at each place setting, which also doubled as favors. “We both felt at the end of the day like we had been in a dream,” Sara said. “Imagine being surrounded by everyone you love, all the things that tickle your senses, and finally merging with much anticipation with your partner.” See the full board here.

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