Jan
27
Liz + Ryan: Rustic Fall Barn Wedding in Connecticut by Stylish & Hip Weddings
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Stylish & Hip Weddings; Venue: The Barns at Wesleyan Hills; Gown: Watters from Lovely Bride; Groom’s Attire: The Gentleman’s Emporium; Band: The Silver Arrow Band; Dessert: Macarons Connecticut

Liz and Ryan were married at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills in Middletown, CT on November 9. The bride looked stunning in a strapless tiered organza gown, a low chignon bun, and a cathedral length veil. She carried a fall-inspired bouquet of dahlias, daisies, celosia, eucalyptus, and pinecones. Her ‘maids donned gray chiffon gowns with various necklines. The groom and his men were clad in dark vested suits, bow ties, and boutonnieres of dried leaves and wildflowers. “Our approach to our wedding was low-key elegance,” Liz said of the wedding day. “We knew we wanted a beautiful rustic setting, and also a one-stop shop, so our guests could arrive and just have a great time. The Barns at Wesleyan Hills was a perfect setting because it allowed us to do the ceremony and reception in the same location.” After a short ceremony officiated by the bride’s brother in front of 120 friends and family members, a cocktail hour followed. The reception took place inside the barn where guests sat at long banquet tables. “Our decorations were simple and personal…and the event focused on everything we love: good food, good drink, good music, good friends,” Liz said of the reception. Tables featured whimsical centerpieces made of tree rounds from the bride’s parents backyard, antique lanterns, and mismatched clocks. A festive fall arrangement of ferns, lotus pods, daisies, dahlias, pinecones, and purple wildflowers were also featured. For dessert, guests enjoyed a macaroon tower and a pecan pie to celebrate Ryan’s birthday, which was two days earlier. The couple was really happy with the way the day turned out. “We were really happy with the end result: a gorgeous setting and a raucous fun party,” Liz said. See the full board here.

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Jan
26
Diana + Ryan: Midwestern Rustic Chic Summer Wedding by Impressions Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Impressions Photography; Ceremony Venue: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church; ReceptionVenue: Armory; Hair: Sie Bella Salon and Jill VanVoorst; Jeweler: Gunderson’s; Caterer: Catalanos Cucina; Red Velvet Cupcakes: A Piece of Cake; Koozies: K Homan Designs; Makeup: Jill VanVoorst

Diana and Ryan were married at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church followed by a reception at Armory in La Mars, Iowa on August 30. The bride wore her mother’s dress which was an A-line gown with lace detailing. an overlay, and a jeweled belt. She donned her hair in a classic bun and carried a bright bouquet of yellow roses, mums, goldenrod, and hydgrangeas. Her bridesmaids wore dresses of every color and length. “”I decided to choose a color scheme and allow my bridesmaids to find something that they loved and would hopefully wear again,” Diana said of their attire. The groom and his men were clad in white button down shirts, gray dress pants, and suspenders. A traditional church ceremony was held in front of 450 guests. “Because we are from a small town, we are blessed to be surrounded by many family and friends,” Diana said. A reception followed in a big open barn, which meant it was up to Diana and Ryan to fill the space with furniture and decor. “It required quite a bit of TLC and moving in of a lot of large pieces such as picnic tables, a bar, large spools for standing tables, pallets, old doors, and pieces of furniture,” Diana said of the process. Luckily their extended family pitched in with set up and tear down. The space featured a vintage desk doubling as a welcome table- which held an old wooden box for cards, and a guest book featuring photos of the newlyweds. Guests sat at wooden benches with lace linens and wood slices and candles as the centerpieces. “We love simple yet elegant as well as the country chic and rustic elegance,” Diana said. A table was set up featuring old family wedding photos in vintage frames. Aside from the brick-oven pizza that was served, there was also a popcorn bar, a dessert bar, and a fully-stocked drink bar where homemade wine was served.  Family and friends were able to take home personalized koozies and popcorn bags. Diana’s best advice? “Don’t be a hero and try to do it on your own. People want to help.” See the full board here.

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Jan
23
Editor’s Weekly Wrap-up: 15 Nail Polishes for Winter Brides, Creative Cake Stands, Frosty New England Styled Shoot, DIY: From Centerpiece to Bouquet, Travel-Themed Decor
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 favorite ideas!

15 Nail Polishes for Winter Brides- Don’t forget about your nails when putting together your bridal beauty look! From deep red to snowy silver, there’s a color here for every winter bride.

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Our picks (from left to right):  Moon Rendezvous by Deborah Lippmann ($18) // No Place Like Chrome by Essie ($8.50) // Petrol by Butter London ($15)

Creative Cake Stands- Looking to take your dessert display to the next level? Consider adding a unique stand to show off your cake!

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Photo: Libelle Photography

Frosty New England Styled Shoot- If you’re bearing the cold for an idyllic snowy winter backdrop, get inspired by this gorgeous New England styled shoot.

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Photo: Carla Ten Eyck Photography

DIY: From Centerpiece to Bouquet- Looking for a way to save money on your flowers? Try this DIY trick, which allows you to use your bouquets for both the reception and ceremony.

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Photo: Carrie Coleman Photography

Travel-Themed Decor- Show off your love for travel through reception decor elements.

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Photo: Tara Welch


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Jan
22
Kimberly + Jeremy: Green and Blue Elegant Country Club Wedding in Canada by Laura Kelly Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Laura Kelly Photography; Venue: Cedarhill Golf and Country Club; Flowers: Beaudry Flowers; Gown: David’s Bridal; Groom’s Attire: Tip Top Tailors; Flowers: Beaudry Flowers

Kimberly and Jeremy were married at Cedarhill Golf and Country Club in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on May 18. The bride donned a strapless lace fitted gown, and pinned back her soft curly hair with a feathered pin. She carried a soft bouquet of ivory roses, blush peonies, and greenery. Her ‘maids opted for floor-length deep blue one-shoulder dresses. The groom and his men looked dapper in classic black tuxes. The pair exchanged vows in a light-filled tent outside in front of just 75 guests. “We wanted a small wedding, close to our home. It was recommended to us by another couple because the food is amazing!” Kimberly said of the wedding venue. A reception followed inside the golf and country club, where guests sat at round tables covered in crisp white linens. They were greeted at their seats by a thank you note on navy blue stationery and tulip centerpieces. Kimberly’s favorite DIY detail? The re-purposed wine bottle chalkboards used as table numbers. Guests danced the night away, and ate some amazing food of course! See the full board here.

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