Posts Tagged ‘elegant 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
18
Tim + Jonah: Elegant Purple California Vineyard Wedding by Derek Chad Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Derek Chad Photography; Venue: Mount Palomar Winery; Planner: Lauren Shields of Mount Palomar Winery; Grooms’ Attire: Perry Ellis from Macy’s; Flowers & Cake: Michael’s Flower Girl; Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm from Nordstrom; Bridesmaid Jewelry: Michael Kors; Ceremony Musician: Innocenti Strings;DJ: Chad Gibbs; Officiant: Jeff Sillin

Tim and Jonah were married at Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula, Calif. on November 15. The grooms looked dapper in fitted gray suits and purple striped ties. They also sported boutonnieres made of ruby orchids, white calla lilies, and seeded eucalyptus. The groomsmen opted for light gray suits and black ties, while the bridesmaids donned floor-length, one-shoulder violet dresses. The pair tied the knot in front of nearly 100 guests on the vineyard property. “”We wanted a very formal, elegant, classy wedding,” Tim said. “I had a vision for our perfect day and lucky for me, Jonah agreed.We wanted touches of Paris, since that holds a special place in our hearts, but we didn’t want it to be a Paris theme wedding.” Guests sat in white folding chairs beside green and purple pomander aisle markers. The grooms’ two chihuahuas participated in the ceremony as well, each adorned in a floral wreath. There was “a slight fall breeze as the sun began to set during the wedding ceremony,” Tim said. A cocktail hour followed the ceremony on a different level of the winery which offered stunning views of the venue. Guests were also asked to sign their names on the leaves of a print tree, in lieu of a traditional guest book. The reception took place inside a room lined with wine barrels and string lights. Guests sat at round tables with white linens and matching folding chairs. The tables were dressed with silver plates and plum-colored napkins. The centerpieces consisted of branches, hydrangeas, orchids, mums, and candles. Friends and family were given a photo scavenger hunt to keep them entertained. The dance floor was illuminated with a gobo light that displayed their initials and wedding date. Guests indulged in a three-tier square cake adorned with purple flowers and a silver monogrammed cake topper. Tim advises couples to stay true to themselves while planning. “During the planning of the wedding you will constantly have others giving you advice and recommendations,” he said. “Ultimately, do what you want – it’s your day!” See the full board here.

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Mar
02
Jennifer + Matthew: Navy and White Elegant Seaside South Carolina Wedding by Melissa Xenakis Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

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 Photos: Melissa Xenakis Photography; Venue: DeBordieu Club; Planner: Kelly Jones of DeBordieu Club; Gown: Wtoo from The Little White Dress; Hair and Makeup: Dolce Lusso; Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse; Flowers: Blooms by the Box; Shoes: Dillard’s; Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse;  Ceremony Musician: DJ Scott Riese; Officiant: Reverend Benjy Simmons; Cake: Trish Sylvester

Jennifer and Matthew were married at the DeBordieu Club in Georgetown, S.C. on October 25. Jennifer looked flawless in an A-line gown with a sweetheart neckline and a bejeweled sash. She donned her hair in an updo and carried a bouquet of white and blue-tipped hydrangeas wrapped in navy blue satin. Her ‘maids opted for navy blue floor-length chiffon gowns. The groom looked dapper in a tan suit with a blue neck tie. His men looked handsome in more casual attire, tan vested suits. “We were married on a perfect South Carolina fall day,” Jennifer said of the weather. “There wasn’t a cloud in the sky and it was a perfect 70 with a cool ocean breeze.” The pair exchanged vows in on the courtyard of the DeBordieu Club in front of 100 friends and family members. Guests sat in white folding chairs constructed in a semi-circle arrangement. A cocktail hour followed on the club’s porch, right around sunset. A reception followed inside with white linen covered-tables that featured ivory hydrangea arrangements in porcelain vases wrapped in burlap and blue twine. “We didn’t go overboard and our family had fun,” Jennifer said. After dining and dancing the night away, guests indulged in a five-tier white cake adorned with blue and green hydrangeas. “Don’t try to compete, show off or feel you have to go all out,” Jennifer said. What sound advice! See the full board here.

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Feb
23
Kari + Jason: Taupe and Metallic Elegant Disney-Themed Wedding by Will Pursell Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Will Pursell Photography; Venue: Italian Cultural Centre; Flowers: Wedding Design Studio; Invitations: Love by Phoebe

Kari and Jason were married at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on July 19. Kari stunned in a strapless fit-and-flare lace gown featuring a beaded sweetheart neckline. She wore her hair wavy and down and carried a soft bouquet of ivory and blush roses. Her ‘maids looked gorgeous in two-toned strapless chiffon gowns. The groom opted for a dark blue suit and tie, while his men donned classic black suits. The pair tied the knot in a traditional church ceremony, which included a unity candle lighting. “Jason and Kari are Disney fanatics,” their photographer Will Pursell said of the couple’s inspiration. “They have made multiple trips to Disney Land/World, got engaged in Disney Land, and love all of the Disney movies.” The Italian Cultural Centre was the place for the reception, and guests were greeted by a fairytale-inspired welcome table. It featured an enchanted rose, inspired by Beauty and the Beast, a treasure chest card box, and a photo album guest book. Guests found their seats on the big board featuring gold scroll designs and a monogram. Guests sat at tables with damask patterned linens, tea light candles, and hydrangea floral arrangements. The wedding party sat at the designated head table, which was adorned with lush flowers and dark satin swags. The bride and groom donned Mickey and Minnie Mouse hats to express their love for Disney. Wine bottles were decorated with the couple’s wedding logo and date. They danced, drank, and enjoyed a four-tier cake featuring gold fondant, and sugar flowers. See the full board here.

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