Posts Tagged ‘fall weddings’

Jul
10
Audra + Jeremy: An Intimate Outdoor Fall California Wedding by Melissa McClure Photography
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Photo by Melissa McClure Photography; Venue: Rancho Valencia Resort; Hair and Makeup: Audra Rene and Judith D Hair and Makeup; Groom’s Attire: J.Crew and Nordstrom; Groom’s Shoes: Shoes by Cole Haan; Wedding Gown: David’s Bridal; Floral Design: Organic Elements; Videography: Quixotic Weddings

Audra and Jeremy were married at Rancho Valencia Resort in Rancho Santa Fe, Ca. on November 1. “Both of us decided that we wanted a small, intimate wedding,” Audra said. Intimate it was, Audra and Jeremy chose to have their own private ceremony with just the two of them. “We knew it would be near impossible to get our immediate families in the same location,” Audra explained. “And we felt that it wouldn’t be fair to have one of our sides there, and not the other.” The bride opted for a strapless lace gown with an open back and accessorized with a neutral-colored sash with floral accents. She carried a bouquet made up of roses, succulents, scabiosa pods, billy balls, and anemones. Her groom donned a gray suit paired with a yellow tie and brown dress shoes. Following the ceremony held beneath the palm trees, the couple dined fireside and enjoyed champagne as well as a white fondant cake with fresh berries and personalized wire topper. Audra had no regrets about making her wedding day a private affair. “Dreams of a small intimate wedding? Do it,” she encouraged. “No one dictates how things need to be. It really is about the two people exchanging vows, and the magnitude of that.” See the full board here.

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Jul
09
Madeleine + Andy: A Rainy Day Lavender Virginia Farm Wedding by Kathleen Hertel Photography
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Photo by Kathleen Hertel Photography; Wedding Planning by Angela Porter of Gioia Events; Venue/Catering/Cake: Patowmack Farm;  Wedding Gown by Liancarlo from Carine’s Bridal Atelier; Bridesmaid Dresses by Monique Lhuillier from Bella Bridesmaid ; Hair by Alison Harper and Company; Groom’s Attire from Men’s Wearhouse; Floral Design by Tyson’s Flower Affair; Ceremony Programs by Wedding Paper Divas; Ceremony Music by Anthem from Sam Hill Entertainment; Officiant: Reverend Jim Burch; Reception Music by DJ D-Mac & Associates; Dance Instruction: Dance Factory; Favors by Holy Honey

Madeleine and Andy were married at Patowmack Farm in Lovettsville, Va. on October 12. The bride looked flawless in a sweetheart mermaid lace and tulle dress. She accessorized with a blush satin sash and delicate drop earrings. Under her veil she wore a tightly-styled updo. The bride held a bouquet of lavender and white roses, accented with dusty miller. The groom and his men looked dapper in gray tuxedos and matched the bridal party by adding a lavender neck tie. Madeleine’s closest pals stunned in lavender chiffon halter dresses and carried stock and rose bouquets.  ”As Andy and I were about to say our vows, it began to rain again and I was thinking—oh no—but in conversations after the wedding, our guests said the rain during our vows was so romantic because it brought a mist and fog around us,” Madeleine said. The 100 guests tossed lavender seeds at the couple during the recessional. The reception followed in a tented area where lights were strung overhead for a romantic feel. The guests were then greeted by lavender sprig escort cards, where they were brought to round tables with white linens and floral centerpieces. “We are both “foodies” and wanted our wedding to be an all around great party with good music, good wine and craft beer, and most importantly, good, local and sustainable food,” Madeleine said. With that, the guests enjoyed everything from butternut squash soup shooters to salmon tartare. After dinner guests dug into a spread of apple, pumpkin, and paw paw pies. Needless to say- they got fed! Madeleine’s advice to brides-to-be? “Take a step back as many times as you can on your wedding day to just soak it all in.” See the full board here.

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Jul
03
Denisse + Nick: An Art Deco-Inspired Purple Fall California Country Club Wedding By Gina & Ryan Photography
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Photos: Gina & Ryan PhotographyVenue: Wedgewood VellanoDress Designer: Pronovias from Jaclyn’s BridalGroom’s Attire: Friar Tux ShopBridesmaid Dresses: David’s BridalFloral Designer: Events by Floral SensationsHair Stylist: Mallory GibsonMakeup Artist: Kellie Collins for MACJewelry: Jaclyn’s BridalShoes: Badgley MischkaCake: Some Crust Bakery

Denisse and Nick were married at Wedgewood Vellano Country Club in Chino Hills, Calif. on October 18. The couple first met almost seven years ago, working at Nordstrom. ”He is full of love and energy, he always finds ways to get me out of my shell, and puts a smile on my face, which I absolutely love,” Denisse said. “I couldn’t be happier.” The bride wore a sweetheart lace trumpet wedding gown, accessorized with a fingertip-length veil, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with a solid bow tie. Bridesmaids wore long purple chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of roses, peonies, and hydrangeas. ”The weather was great,” she said. “It was warm with a light breeze by the evening.” After being wed in front of 100 family and friends, the reception followed inside the clubhouse. ”We love the era of the 1920′s thru the 40′s and wanted to bring that up-to-date in our wedding,” Denisse said. “We kept repeating to each other that we wanted a ‘classic wedding.’” Tables were surrounded by chiavari chairs, decorated with gold charger plates, branch centerpieces dripping in crystals, and stemless wine glasses filled with mints, which also served double-duty as favors. Since the newlyweds were inspired by Louis Armstrong tunes, they performed their first dance to “La Vie En Rose.” A photo booth even provided extra entertainment too. Notice the “Ladies, powder your nose, and gents, comb your mustache” sign? See the full board here.

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Jun
25
Taryn + Troy: A Glamorous Purple and Gold Fall Louisiana Ballroom Wedding By Arte De Vie
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Photos: Arte De VieEvent Planner: Sapphire EventsVenue: Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans; Dress Designer: Lazaro from Kleinfeld BridalBridesmaid Dresses: Bill LevkoffHair and Makeup Artist: Wink Eyelash Bar & StudioJewelry: Harry C. Reid & SonInvitations: Papers of NoteFloral Designer: Kim Starr WiseGroom’s Attire: Oscar de la Renta from Camillo Tuxedo SpecialistShoes: Badgley MischkaCandles: Luminous EventsRentals: Perrier Party RentalsCeremony Musicians: Connie and Dwight Fitch

Taryn and Troy were married at Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans in New Orleans, La. on October 12. ”The inspiration for my wedding really just came from my love of shiny things!” Taryn said. ”A lot of our guests traveled from near and far for the wedding, so we wanted to make sure they got the true New Orleans experience. Seven months later, we are still hearing guests say how much they loved NOLA and how they plan to go back. I think having the wedding located in a centralized location like Bourbon Street was key.” The bride wore a sweetheart ball gown with a floral applique bodice, accessorized with a hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, while the groom wore a a two-tone dark gray and black suit, accessorized with a solid tie. Bridesmaids wore long silk purple one-shoulder dresses and carried bouquets of roses, ranunculuses, and pincushions. The candlelit ceremony took place inside the ballroom with 175 of their closest family and friends. Fun fact: Troy’s uncle officiated! ”The best thing I did was requesting to see my reception room before the doors were opened to guests,” she said. “I had such a vision in my head of what I wanted to be that I wanted to soak it in before it was touched by anyone. Let me tell you, my breathe was literally taken away! The doors opened and as I stood there . . . I couldn’t believe it was all right in front of me.” Reception tables were decorated with sequin linens, tall centerpieces, street names, and ghost chairs. ”I thought my heart was going to be dead set on my favorite bakery in New Orleans, but to my surprise the hotel did a far better job of the presentation and flavor of the cake!” Taryn said. At the end of the night, the newlyweds enjoyed a Second Line parade complete with a brass band and parasols. See the full board here.

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