Joanna + Andy: Elegant and Classic Midwest Ballroom Wedding by Bryan Jonathan Weddings
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stitchPhotos: Bryan Jonathan Weddings; Ceremony Venue: Luther Seminary; Reception Venue: Lafayette Club; Flowers: Best Wishes Floral; Gown: Sareh Nouri from Posh Bridal Couture;Shoes: Kate Spade; Flowers: Best Wishes Floral; Hair: Steph Bahn Salon; Makeup: Sal Rodriguez of NARS Cosmetics; Groom’s Attire: BLACK by Vera Wang; Hair Piece: Twigs and Honey; Earrings: Thomas Knoell; Engagement Ring and Joanna’s Band: Jared; Andy’s Ring: Wixon Jewelers; Bridesmaid Dresses: La Femme from Posh Bridal Couture; Rentals: Linen Effects; Cake: Buttercream; Officiant: Pr. Hal Stoa

Joanna and Andy were married at Luther Seminary followed by a reception at the Lafayette Club in St. Paul, Minn. on October 18. The bride looked stunning in a fit-and-flare strapless gown with a drop waist and ruffled skirt. She wore her hair wavy and swept to the side and accessorized with a pair of gorgeous drop earrings and a bedazzled hair piece. She carried a romantic bouquet of pink garden roses and black and white anemones, which she pinned her grandmother’s gold hummingbird brooch to. Her ‘maids donned champagne dresses complete with chiffon skirts and beaded bodices. The groom and his men opted for classic black three-piece suits. The pair tied the knot in a traditional church ceremony in front of 240 friends and family members. “We wanted a classic, sophisticated, and romantic wedding,” Joanna said of her inspiration. A reception followed in a glamorous ballroom at the Lafayette Club. “We chose our reception venue not only for the beautiful classic ballroom, but also because of its setting on Lake Minnetonka – Andy loves the lakes,” Joanna said. Guests sat at round tables dressed in white linens and gold chiavari chairs with black napkins and seat cushions. The wedding party sat at a head table facing out towards the guests. “Because we met at the mailboxes, we incorporated a subtle mailbox theme at our wedding, including printing ‘their love story began at the mailbox’ on the backflap of our invitations, decorating our escort cards with postage stamps, and setting out miniature mailboxes with truffles tucked inside for our guests’ favors at the reception (these also served as placecard holders),” Joanna said of the personal touches. After dinner and dancing, the newlyweds cut the glamorous  four-tier white cake, which had a topper reading ‘The Sweetest Day’ on it, to honor the holiday they were married on. Joanna’s best advice for brides? Be patient! “Don’t get discouraged if you don’t find the right hairstyle, makeup, or dress on the first try. These things take time.” See the full board here.

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Kacie + Daniel: Vintage Rustic Outdoor Texas Wedding by Pearlsnap Photography
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stitchPhotos: Pearlsnap Photography; Venue & Flowers: Cedar Bend Events; Planner: Jillian of Cedar Bend Events; Gown: J.Crew; Groom’s Attire: J.Crew; Groom’s Attire: J.Crew; Hair and Makeup: Bonnie Burkett; Officiant: Ky Harkey; Reception Music: Chad Smith; Cake: Ann Culotta

Kacie and Daniel were married at Cedar Bend Events in Austin, Tx. on November 23. The bride opted for a more rustic bridal look, donning a chiffon halter gown and soft wavy hair. She carried a bright bouquet of dahlias, peonies, veronica, tulips, and ferns.The groom wore a vested gray suit with a green neck tie. The ceremony took place outside in front of a barnwood backdrop, and guests sat and looked on in white folding chairs featuring wildflower aisle markers. The altar featured a vintage hanging window and picnic table draped in lace. “We knew we wanted to have the ceremony outside in a beautiful setting, and our main priority was keeping things comfortable and having a lot of fun!” Kacie said of the venue. A reception followed where guests signed a guest book located on a table decorated with framed quotes, books, a vintage watering can, and candles. “Our wedding was primarily a way to have a great time with friends and family,” Kacie said of the occasion. Aside from dancing, guests participated in lawn games such as croquet, hula hoops, and sack races. Tables were covered in gold chevron linens and centerpieces of roses, stock, veronica, and baby’s breath arranged in glass jars and displayed atop tree slices. “We always referred to our wedding, as the ‘Big Day,’ allowing us to focus on the celebration,” Kacie said. Guests enjoyed dinner and indulged in a variety of desserts including a naked cake, lemon rosemary shortbread cookies, and brownie bites! Kacie’s best advice? “Put great thought into your guest list, so that you can spend time with every loved one on your big day.” See the full board here.

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Editor’s Weekly Wrap-up: Signature Drinks, 10 Sea-Inspired Wedding Details We Love, Unity Ceremony Ideas, Our Top 10 Unique Themed Weddings of All Time, 11 Chevron Wedding Details We Love
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. Don’t forget to share your favorite ideas!

Signature Drinks– Not sure what to serve at your cocktail hour and beyond? Check out our drink gallery and prepare to be inspired (and thirsty)!

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Photo courtesy of Geomyra Lewis Weddings and Events

10 Sea-Inspired Wedding Details We Love– If you’re getting married on the water consider these decor elements for your wedding.

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Photo by Natalie Franke Photography

Unity Ceremony Ideas– Incorporate one of these symbolic acts into your wedding ceremony.

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Photo by Will Pursell Photography

Our Top 10 Unique-Themed Real Weddings of All Time– Check out these cool out-of-the-box weddings!

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Photo by Ely Fair Photography

11 Chevron Wedding Details We Love– Add this fun pattern to your wedding decor!

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Kristin + Bo: Pink and White Classic Summer Winery Wedding by Seneca Epley Photography
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stitchPhotos: Seneca Epley Photography; Venue: Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery; Gown: Allure from Brides & Weddings;Groom’s Attire: J.Crew; Shoes: Badgley Mischka; Bridesmaid Dresses: LulaKate; Groomsmen Ties: J.Crew;Cake: Tip Top Cakes; Hair: Heidi Smith; Band: The New Mexicos​

Kristin and Bo were married at Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery in Swisher, Iowa on August 9. The bride looked flawless in a satin fit-and-flare gown with a bateau neckline and deep V back. She wore a crystal belt and her hair in a low chignon. She carried a soft bouquet of garden roses and peonies. Her ‘maids donned short pink satin dresses accented with a bow and carried a white bouquet of garden roses and hydrangeas. The groom donned a classic black tuxedo, while his men opted for black suits. The couple tied the knot on the lawn of the winery in front of 200 friends and family members. “Our approach to the wedding was to keep things simple,” Kristin said. “The winery where we got married is located in such a beautiful spot that we didn’t want to take away from the scenery.” Kristin’s father walked her down the aisle, and an adorable flower girl donning a flower crown participated in the ceremony as well. “August 9th ended up being the most perfect day. The sun was shining and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky,” Kristin said of the weather. After the two exchanged vows, a reception followed, which took place both inside and outside. In lieu of a sit-down dinner, the couple opted for food stations. “We wanted the night to feel like a cocktail party that never ended,” Kristin said of the idea. Friends and family sat at round tables with white linens in white folding chairs. Each table featured a chevron table runner and white floral centerpieces. An acoustic guitar band played outside so guests could enjoy the summer evening. For dessert, guests enjoyed a classic three-tier buttercream cake adorned with bright flowers. “My advice to other brides would be to not sweat the small stuff! Be decisive and move on to the next task at hand,” Kristin suggested. See the full board here.

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