Posts Tagged ‘Church Weddings’

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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Jul
23
Leah + Eric: A Modern Black-Tie Texas Rooftop Wedding By Hilary Grace Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Hilary Grace PhotographyEvent Planner: AK Event DesignCeremony Venue: First Presbyterian Church of DallasReception Venue: The Venue at 400 North ErvayFloral Designer: Bonney Blooms

Leah and Eric were married in a traditional church ceremony at First Presbyterian followed by a reception at The Venue at 400 North Ervay in Dallas, Texas on March 22. The bride wore a strapless a-line wedding gown with all-over embroidered beading, accessorized with a fingertip-length veil, while the groom wore a black tuxedo, accessorized with a solid bow tie and pocket square. Bridesmaids wore a combination of short and long green chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of peonies, hydrangeas, and anemones. What could be cooler than cocktail hour on a rooftop deck in the heart of downtown? Guests enjoyed getting cozy on contemporary couches, accented with yellow and gray patterned decorative pillows and lit with geometric chandeliers. Since they both are wine distributors, it only made sense to subtly wove that theme into the decor. For example, escort cards were displayed on initialed corks, centerpieces were filled in wooden crates, and numbers were printed on bottles. In lieu of a guest book, well wishes were written on a selection of reds and whites for the newlyweds to open on future anniversaries. A three-tiered textured fondant and buttercream-frosted cake was served after dinner and in between dancing, but there was also a surprise! A mini chocolate cake for Eric. See the full board here.

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Jun
18
Samantha + Austin: A Traditional DIY Summer Alabama Church Wedding By J.Woodbery Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: j.woodbery photographyVenue: First Baptist Church of PinsonFloral Designer: FiftyFlowers.comDress Designer: by J.CrewHair and Makeup Artist: Salon UGroom’s Attire: Saks Fifth AvenueBridesmaid Dresses: JenJen HouseCaterer: Ken’s Hickory Pit Barbecue

Samantha and Austin were married in a traditional church ceremony at First Baptist Church of Pinson followed by a reception inside the banquet hall. Fun fact: She is a former contestant on America’s Next Top Model. The bride wore a sweetheart a-line wedding gown with a frothy, full tulle skirt, accessorized with a braided updo and cameo necklace, while the groom wore a dark gray suit, accessorized with a patterned tie. Guests were greeted with programs that featured a timeline of the couple’s relationship. “December 21, 2012 to the ancient Mayan calendar may have been the end of the world, but it was actually the beginning of theirs . . . Austin got down on one knee to ask Samantha to marry him. In the same Marine Biology classroom where it all began.” Just as the ceremony began, “I turned the corner with my dad walking me down the aisle in the church I grew up in and finally saw Austin for the first time,” Samantha said. The processional was just as exciting as the recessional — filled with ribbon wands! The reception kicked off with signature drinks such as Coca-Cola and sparking pink lemonade, tables were decorated with family heirloom vases and vessels atop mirrors, and paper pinwheels hung from the ceiling. In addition to the three-tiered cake, a dessert display was overflowing with Italian cannolis, chocolate-covered strawberries, and pies. See the full board here.

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May
05
Megan + Kevin: A Bright East Meets West-Themed Spring New York Backyard Wedding By Joshua Zuckerman Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Joshua Zuckerman Photography; Event Planner: Jill Gordon CelebrateCeremony Venue: Remsenburg Community Presbyterian Church; Floral Designer:  Claire Bean Floral and Event DesignDress Store: Wedding AtelierGroom’s Attire: Hugo BossHair and Makeup Artist: Hiroko TakadaBridesmaid Dresses: J.CrewGroomsmen Attire: J.CrewShoes: ValentinoStationery: Pen & Paper by Linda PascaRentals: Party Rental Ltd.Caterer: Peter Ambrose CateringPies: Round Swamp FarmDJ: Jarrell Entertainment 

Megan and Kevin were married in a traditional church ceremony at Remsenburg Community Presbyterian followed by an outdoor tented reception in the groom’s parent’s backyard in Westhampton, N.Y. last spring. The wedding theme was “East Meets Midwest” – a combination of the bride’s Midwestern roots and the groom’s East Coast upbringing. “All my family was flying in from the Midwest, so we really wanted to show them a beachy weekend, while at the same time, keeping in touch with my Kansas City roots with the BBQ theme,” Megan said. The bride wore a satin trumpet wedding gown with an illusion lace straps, while the groom wore a dark gray suit, accessorized with a blue tie. Bridesmaids wore “dusty shale” chiffon dresses and carried wildflower bouquets. Megan’s best advice following the ceremony? “Take a minute to enjoy the evening alone with your new husband,” she said. “Even if it’s just for a moment, have some couple time before you head back to the dance floor together.” Guests were escorted to their seats at farm tables with pig figurines. “I wanted the florals to be a little ‘messy’ and not too perfectly organized,” Megan said. Plus, unexpected details like bowls of strawberries too! “The rehearsal dinner was a lobster bake, then the wedding was a pulled-pork, ribs, BBQ-fest, so there was a little something for everyone,” she said. In lieu of a cake, a variety of pies were served. See the full board here.

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