Posts Tagged ‘classic weddings’

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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Nov
17
Kirsten & Brian: Navy Blue and Green Classic Country Club Wedding by Ardent Photography & Unveiled Portraits
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Ardent Photography & Unveiled Portraits; Reception Venue: North Shore Golf Club; Bride’s Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses: Erika’s Bridal Couture; Groom’s Attire: Men’s WearhouseHair: Alissa from Cheveux Salon; DJ: Boogie and the Yoyoz; Cake: Tamara’s the Cake GuruCeremony Venue: First Presbyterian Church

Kristen and Brian were married at the First Presbyterian Church with a reception following at the North Shore Golf Club in Neenah, Wisc. on June 14. Kristen looked gorgeous in a strapless ruched fit ‘n flare gown with her hair in a classic updo and accessorized with a hip-length veil. She carried a bouquet of ferns, pittosporum, succulents, calla lilies, spray roses, and silver brunia berries. Her ‘maids donned short chiffon v-neck navy blue dresses. The groom and his men were clad in gray suits and navy neck ties. Kristen and Brian officially tied the knot in front of 160 guests in a traditional church ceremony.  A reception followed at the country club where guests sat at round tables with white linens and featured green and white floral centerpieces. “We wanted a simple and classic look for our wedding,” Kristen said. Guests were asked to sign a picture book of the couple. After dinner guests enjoyed a simple blue cake with a swirly white pattern and adorned with a sugar flower. “I made sure to cut off the planning 2 days before the wedding,” Kristen said. “I poured myself a glass of wine on Thursday evening and said I wasn’t going to stress about anything else.” See the full board here.

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Sep
11
Jennifer + Jesse: Magenta & Periwinkle Classic Summer Seattle Wedding by Clane Gessel Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Clane Gessel Photography; Bride’s Gown: Wtoo from Cynderellie’s Closet; Floral Design: The Ruins; Hair and Makeup: Ola Salon; Groom’s Attire: The Tuxedo Club; Ceremony Venue: Bhy Kracke Park; Wedding Bands: Green Lake Jewelry Works; Reception Venue, Catering & Cake: The Ruins; Transportation: British Motor Coach; Officiant: David Mullen; Ceremony Music: Reid Engle and Sundog Lanigan; Ceremony Arch: Mike Jones; Reception Music: Jae Ok

Jennifer and Jesse were married at Bhy Kracke Park followed by a reception at The Ruins in Seattle, Wash. on August 10. The bride turned heads in an all-lace fitted gown with a keyhole back and her hair in an intricate updo accessorized with flowers. She carried a bouquet filled with dahlias and calla lilies. The groom looked dapper in a gray three-piece suit with a periwinkle tie. The ceremony for the 140 guests took place outside at a park with sweeping views of the city. “We had a huge thunder and lighting storm with poring rain the night before,” Jesse said. “With an outdoor wedding and not the best backup plan we were a little worried. Then the sun came out for the ceremony and the weather ended up being perfect.” Lucky them! After the ceremony, Jennifer and Jesse took a vintage Rolls Royce to their reception, which was at a classic indoor venue that featured beautiful murals on the walls and ceiling, as well as gorgeous chandeliers. Elegant escort cards guided guests to round tables with stunning glassware. “We are blessed to have many talented individual among our friends and family and many of them helped us out with the wedding,” Jesse noted. ” It was important for us to have this day not be only about us but also about all of the people we care about.” Guests indulged a three-tiered naked cake adorned with flowers and fruit and celebrated the big day in style on the dance floor! Jesse’s best advice? “Don’t worry about the little things, the day will be great either way.” See the full board here.

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