Dec
29
Sarah + Dave: Yellow Southern Springtime Garden Wedding by Audra Starr Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Audra Starr Photography; Venue: The Gardens At Great Oaks; Planner: Lisa Robinson of Memories Made Events; Gown: Justin Alexander from Bravura; Hair: Nicole McMinn at Aura Hair & Makeup; Makeup: Lindsey Morrissey at Aura Hair & Makeup; Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss; Flowers: Yuri Kim of Atlanta Wedding Designs; Ring: Shane Co; Bridesmaid Dresses: Macy’s; Reception Music: Hollon Yarborough of Amp’d Atlanta; Cake: Alpine Bakery; Officiant: Father Henry

Sarah and Dave were married at The Gardens At Great Oaks in Roswell, Ga. on May 3. The bride glowed in a strapless lace A-line gown accessorized with a pearl necklace, her hair in an elegantly curled side ponytail. She carried a bright bouquet of white hydrangeas, roses, and yellow calla lilies. Her ‘maids opted for blue and white lace v-neck dresses and partial updos. The groom and his men looked handsome in gray suits and pale yellow neck ties. As guests arrived they were given handmade yellow programs and greeted by a yellow and gray printed sign indicating to seat wherever they pleased. “Dave and I wanted our wedding to be an extension of who we are and what we love,” Sarah explained. 80 friends and family members sat in white folding chairs as the pair exchanged vows in the garden on a gorgeous sunny day. “As it turns out we had the most beautiful day… I wouldn’t have changed a single thing, especially the weather,” Sarah said. A reception followed at The Gardens, where guests signed a large framed photo of the couple in lieu of a traditional guestbook. “We created most of the decoration items ourselves which allowed us to splurge on some fun things,” Sarah said. The couple made the terrarium centerpieces, and the groom’s mother helped Sarah make table runners and ribbon wedding wands. Tables were also dressed up with mason jars of sunflowers and baby’s breath. Family and friends enjoyed a photo booth and delicious food as part of the celebration. There was also a popcorn station featuring a variety of flavors and served in mason jars. “I’m glad we spent the time creating an atmosphere full of details that reflected us as a couple,” Sarah said of the decor.  As a favor, guests received handmade trail mix, which the couple dubbed Haverkamp Happy Trails Mix. Sarah advises newly engaged couples not to shy away from asking for help. “We had an all-star group of people that made our special day come to life exactly the way we envisioned it,” she said. See the full board here.

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Dec
24
Happy Holidays From ProjectWedding!
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Things We Love

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As the year draws to a close our focus shifts from wedding planning and inspiration, to quality time with loved ones. Before you head off to celebrate and indulge, check out our 10 favorite real weddings of 2014. These elegant and lovely affairs are sure to inspire you for your own nuptials. The color of the year, marsala, can easily be incorporated into your wedding decor. And if you’re feeling crafty at home during the next few weeks, give our DIY holiday mantel project a try. We wish all of you a safe and happy holiday!


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Dec
23
Linda + Mike: Romantic Pastel City Ballroom Wedding by Laura Witherow Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Laura Witherow Photography; Ceremony Venue: St. Vincent de Paul; Reception Venue/Rentals/Cake: Hyatt Regency ChicagoPlanner: Debra Brash at the Hyatt Regency ChicagoGown: Mori Lee from House of Brides Couture; Hair and Makeup: Lauren Brashears; Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Formally Modern Tuxedo; Rings: Chicago Diamond CenterShoes: Kate SpadeFlowers: A Plus FlowersBridesmaid Dresses: Love Lane from Bella Bridesmaids; Stationery: Carlton Craft; Band: Hey Jimmy

Linda and Mike were married at St. Vincent de Paul Church, followed by a reception at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Ill. on May 24. The bride looked flawless in a ruffled mermaid gown with a ruched bodice and a soft wavy ‘do. She carried a clean bouquet of white peonies and her ‘maids donned blush strapless chiffon gowns. They carried bouquets featuring  ivory roses, hypericum berries, dusty miller, and eucalyptus. The groom and his men donned classic black tuxedos. The couple’s love for the city of Chicago was their wedding day inspiration. “We both love Chicago so much…so we wanted it to be a very romantic Chicago theme. We let the traditional and classic colors, feel do all the work,” Linda explained. The pair exchanged vows in front of 200 family members and friends in a traditional ceremony. Afterwards, cocktail hour followed on the terrace at the Hyatt Regency. The couple then made a grand entrance into the ballroom where they were presented as husband and wife, right as the curtains rose up and the city lights flooded in through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Their welcome table featured family wedding photos, a small wooden box for letters and cards, and mercury glass votive candles. Guests sat at round tables with white linens and gold chiavari chairs. Each table featured a tall green and white floral centerpiece and Chicago-themed table numbers, which were named for iconic city spots. The guests enjoyed the dinner and the band, and ended the night indulging in a classic buttercream cake with a sparkly monogrammed topper. Linda advises couples to prepare for the unexpected, but not to let it worry you. “Don’t stress beforehand about every detail that can go wrong. Something will go wrong,” she said. “And you won’t notice it. Remember the day is about you and your groom and that is all that matters.” See the full board here.

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Dec
22
Sarah + Jacob: Classic Blue and White North Carolina Wedding by Jen Yuson Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Suzie at Jen Yuson PhotographyReception Venue: On BroadwayCeremony Venue: Basilica of St. LawrencePlanner: Charity Honeycutt at Honey Bee Events; Invitations: Nicole at Mink Letterpress; Shoes: NinaFlowers: Brinda Caldwell; Hair & Makeup: Liz at Lola Salon; Groom’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank; Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew; DJ: A Bride’s DJ; Cake: Peggy Hambright at MagpiesOfficiant: Deacon Mike Zboyovski

Sarah and Jacob were married at Basilica of St. Lawrence with a reception following at On Broadway in Asheville, N.C. on August 2. The bride stunned in an A-line gown with a satin skirt and an off-the-shoulder illusion lace bodice. She carried a classic bouquet of ivory and blush roses and white freesia, her hair donned in a low updo. Her ‘maids opted for satin navy blue v-neck dresses. The groom and his men looked dapper in gray suits with navy blue ties of various patterns. “We were hoping to have a classic wedding with a focus on the people who have loved and supported us throughout the years: our family and friends,” Sarah said. The pair exchanged vows in a traditional ceremony in front of 200 guests. “We were of the mindset, the more the merrier!” Sarah explained of the guest count. A reception followed at a reception venue close by. Guests were greeted by a chalkboard sign, and a re-purposed suitcase to place their cards. In lieu of a traditional guestbook, a framed map of the United States was used in its place so friends and family members could sign over their hometowns. Escort cards were displayed on dark wooden window shutters. Tables were covered in white linens featuring lace and burlap table runners and floral centerpieces. “We wanted everyone to laugh, love, eat, drink, and dance,” Sarah said of the reception. Following dinner, guests took over the dance floor and indulged in three different flavors of cake, strawberry buttercream, red velvet, and carrot! Sarah said a wedding is all about the people, not the details. “I think it’s really important to have the people who you love and are important to you present,” Sarah said. See the full board here.

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