Posts Tagged ‘classic 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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Mar
19
Kristin + Bo: Pink and White Classic Summer Winery Wedding by Seneca Epley Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

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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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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