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Aug
25
Maria + Darren: Elegant Summer California Inn Wedding by Sisterlee Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photo: Sisterlee Photography; Ceremony Venue: St. Francis of Assisi Chapel at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa; Reception Venue: The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa; Rentals: Elegant Designs Speciality Linens Reception Music: Woody DiazCake: Baker’s Oven; Bride’s Gown: Matthew Christopher ; Bridal Salon:  Mon Amie Bridal Salon; Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss; Groomsmen’s Attire:  Friar Tux Shop;Hair: Bri Gardea;  Makeup: Michelle Dietl; Floral Design: Blooming View; Wedding Planning: Karen Omana of J and J Wedding Events

Maria and Darren were married at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel in Riverside, Calif. on June 14. “We met nineteen years ago when we were 12 years old,” Maria said. “I was the one who chased him! I remember telling my older brother’s best friend that I loved Darren and was going to marry him.” The bride flattered in a fitted strapless lace gown and cathedral-length veil. Her wavy locks were clipped back with a sparkly hair pin and she opted for a simple necklace and earrings. She carried a classic bouquet of white peonies. The groom wore a black suit with a patterned neck tie and a white peony boutonniere. Her ‘maids wore bright red chiffon floor-length strapless dresses and carried bouquets of white peonies and roses. “Since my bridesmaids dresses were so bright and fun, I didn’t want to over do it with accent colors,” Maria said. The groomsmen were outfitted in gray three-piece suits, patterned ties, and calla lily boutonnieres. A reception followed the traditional church ceremony in the music room at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. Guests sat in chiavari chairs at round tables with tall floral centerpieces. “I kept the linens and flowers very simple; all ivory,” Maria said. ” I tied in the theme of my lace wedding dress to the cake, votive candles and all the bouquets were wrapped in lace.” After dinner, guests indulged in an all-white tiered cake topped with white peonies, of course! “I really wanted to keep it traditional yet contemporary at the same time,” Maria said. She definitely succeeded, and even managed to gather her all of her guests together to take a group photo! See the full board here.

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Aug
19
Mallory + TJ: A Classic Navy Blue and Pink Spring New Jersey Golf Club Wedding By Tami Melissa Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Tami Melissa PhotographyVenue: Running Deer Golf ClubDress Designer: Sincerity Bridal from Philadelphia Bridal CompanyShoes: GlintJewelry: Billig JewelersHair and Makeup Artist: Your Day Your WayBridesmaid Dresses: Alfred AngeloFloral Designer: Savannah’s GardenGroom’s Attire: Black by Vera Wang from Men’s WearhouseGroomsmen’s Attire: Calvin Klein from Men’s WearhouseOfficiant: Daniel Kearny; DJ: Beat by Beat EntertainmentCake: Apron Strings

 Mallory and TJ were married at Running Deer Golf Club in Pittsgrove, N.J. on May 25. “After that first date, we were both smitten,” Mallory said. “We saw each other a few other times that month and things quickly progressed into a wonderful relationship. We had been dating for a year and a half when he popped the question!” The bride wore a strapless satin mermaid wedding gown, accessorized with a jeweled sash and fingertip-length veil, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with a white vest and tie. Bridesmaids wore short navy blue chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of roses and hydrangeas. “I just wanted something simple, elegant and classic,” she said. “My approach was to stay on a budget and keep things simple while adding fun creative touches.” Guests were greeted at the ceremony with a sign that said, “Today, two families become one. We ask that you please pick a seat not a side.” “Our wedding day was the most perfect day,” she said. “The sun was shining, the sky was beautiful blue, and the breeze was just enough to keep comfortable under the sunny skies and considering we were married outdoors – it was perfect.” Can’t you tell that it was full of laughter — and some tears? Following the nuptials, cocktail hour began, then the reception inside the ballroom. There was even a cigar bar! The newlyweds performed their first dance to “Close Your Eyes” by Michael Buble, and cut their four-tiered monogrammed cake in between toasts. “I would not have changed a thing!” Mallory said. See the full board here.

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Aug
18
Alexis + Josh: A Cheerful Sunshine Yellow Spring Ohio Historic Home Wedding By Maiko Media
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Maiko MediaVenue: The Glendale LyceumFloral Designer: The Glendale FloristDress Designer: Enzoani from Bridal and FormalInvitations: Creative Invites and EventsHair Stylist: Cherly CramerMakeup Artist: BridefaceGroom’s Attire: Peppe Ramundo and SonBridesmaid Dresses: David’s BridalShoes: Kohl’sCeremony Musician: Josh Woods; Officiant: Chad Ricks; Rentals: A Gogo Event RentalsCaterer: Chef’s Choice CateringCake: Annie Hoffman

Alexis and Josh were married at The Glendale Lyceum in Glendale, Ohio on May 24. “We were having an outdoor ceremony in May, in Ohio, who knows what the weather would be like at that time?” Alexis said. “We had a very solid backup plan in case it rained, but no bride wants to have to do that. All week everyone kept asking if I looked at the weather, and I kept responding ‘No, I am not looking until Thursday night.’ It ended up being a perfect day!” The bride wore a strapless tulle ball gown, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, while the groom wore a light gray suit, accessorized with a bow tie. Bridesmaids wore long yellow chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of peonies, roses, and stocks. “I would not change a single thing about my wedding. Well, except for the groom’s and groomsmen’s socks. They were The University of Michigan socks, and I am an Ohio State fan,” she said. Following the proceedings, the reception took place inside the tea room. Tables were decorated with gray linens, navy blue napkins, tall floral centerpieces atop mirrors, and homemade buckeye ball favors at each place setting. “I graduated college with an art studio and art education degree, so I knew I would be coming up with a lot of the details myself,” she said. “My husband however is very traditional, so I knew we would have to incorporate both of our personalities in the wedding. I knew I wanted bright colors and a very ‘spring-like’ feel.” Next to the gifts and cards, guests were encouraged to sign a book filled with photos, and were showcased on a map of exactly where they traveled from. The newlyweds performed their first dance to “Amazed” by Lonestar, and exited amongst a sea of sparklers at the end of the night, ready for their honeymoon in Jamaica. “Not worrying about anything allowed me to enjoy marrying my best friend and really appreciate him and the people around me,” Alexis said. See the full board here.

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Jul
29
Danielle + Justin: An Evening City-esque Fall Florida Resort Wedding By Minerva Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Minerva PhotographyCeremony Venue: Turnberry Isle ResortReception Venue: Aventura Lakes Clubhouse

Danielle and Justin were married in on the rooftop of Turnberry Isle Resort followed by a reception at Aventura Lakes Clubhouse in Miami, Fla. on November 7. The bride wore not one but two outfits — a strapless satin drop-waisted wedding gown with a beaded bodice, accessorized with a floor-length veil, and a long lace maxi dress with an illusion hemline, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with a solid tie. Bridesmaids wore short mix ‘n’ matched dresses and carried bouquets of paper origami flowers. How do-it-yourself is that? The evening ceremony’s aisle was lined with floating candle vases, sheer ribbons across the backs of folding chairs, and a chuppah, which was held by close family and friends. Following the exchanging of vows and rings (and most importantly, the signing of the ketub, a Jewish marriage license, guests were escorted to the ballroom. Tables were decorated with white linens, tall floral centerpieces atop mirrors, and challah, elaborately braided bread that is used to bless the dinner. Dancing continued throughout the night, but it wasn’t complete without a hora. The newlyweds were hoisted up high above the crowd onto chairs to the infectious sounds of the “Hava Nagila.” If that wasn’t enough entertainment, there was also the cutting of the five-tiered square fondant cake featuring a crystal chandelier topper. As if they needed more sweets, mini dessert shot glasses were passed out as late night snacks too. See the full board here.

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