Posts Tagged ‘ballroom weddings’

Mar
24
Joanna + Andy: Elegant and Classic Midwest Ballroom Wedding by Bryan Jonathan Weddings
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

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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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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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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