Posts Tagged ‘fall weddings’

Oct
09
Courtney + Brendon: A DIY Downton Abbey-Inspired Fall North Carolina Barn Wedding By Vesic Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photo: Hooman Bharani of Vesic PhotographyVenue: The Pavilions at the Angus BarnEvent Planners: Ginger Richardson of Simply Haute Affairsand Kelly Joslin of The Pavilions at the Angus BarnDress Designer: Modern Trousseau from Tre Bella BridalShoes: Alice + OliviaGroom’s Attire: ASOSHair Stylist: OnLoKtionMakeup Artist: Pamela Hung of OnLoKtionJewelry: Forever 21Floral Designer: Marsha Snyder of MEWS DesignsCaterer: The Angus Barn; CakeCakes by Faith

Courtney and Brendon were married at The Pavilions at the Angus Barn in Raleigh, N.C. on September 7. “I grew up riding horses so it was no surprise when I found myself drawn to the idea of a barn wedding,” Courtney said. “However, I really wanted to soften the aesthetic and distance myself from the more common ‘rustic’ wedding look.” The bride wore a lace off-the-shoulder a-line wedding gown, accessorized with a floor-length veil, while the groom wore a gray tweet suit, accessorized with a bow tie. Bridesmaids wore mix ‘n’ matched short dresses with various necklines and carried bouquets of hydrangeas and baby’s breath. “My bouquet had a hidden secret thanks to my florist Marsha,” she said. “My dog Pubby had passed away a few months before the wedding unexpectedly. I quite sad about not having him around for my big day. She tucked his collar inside the stems of my bouquet and accented the wrap with the Helen Ficalora charms I wear to remember him.” The outdoor ceremony, overlooking the pond, took place at sunset per the request of Courtney’s father. “He wanted to walk me down the aisle right when the sun set,” Courtney said. “He even looked it up down to the minute, which I thought was really sweet.” After the vows were sealed with a kiss, it was time for dinner and dancing underneath the pavilion. Tables were decorated with vintage vases and vessels centerpieces, pillar candles atop candelabras, and wood slices. “There is this one scene from Downton Abbey that I have always loved – they were outdoors having a garden party in late spring/early summer,” she said. “That visual reimagined as more of an early fall soiree allowed my quirky and slightly more whimsical personal style to complement the venue perfectly.” In addition to a three-tiered cake, late-night snacks also served double-duty as favors, including push-pops, peanuts, sliders, and Coca Cola. Yum! See the full board here.

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Oct
03
Natalie + Joey: Rustic Fall Vineyard Wedding in Virginia by Stephen Bobb Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Stephen Bobb Photography; Reception Venue: Bluemont Vineyard; Planner: Amy Thunell at Bluemont Vineyard; Gown: Watters purchased at Love Couture Bridal; Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo purchased at Love Couture Bridal; Groom’s Attire: Vera Wang purchased at Men’s Wearhouse; Flowers: Kelley Truxel at Event Studio VA; Hair and Makeup: Le Mariee; Invitations: Draping: Elegant Momentz by Kathleen; DJ: Chris Laich; Cake: Jason Reaves of Market Salamander; Melissa Kelman; Ceremony Venue: St. John the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

Natalie and Joey were married at St. John the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, followed by a reception at Bluemont Vineyard in Leesburg, Va on November 1. Natalie stunned in a strapless a-line gown with a bejeweled belt. She wore her hair in a low updo and carried a bouquet of white roses and hydrangeas, accented with silver brunia balls and dusty miller. Her ‘maids donned strapless gray chiffon dresses and carried simple baby’s breath bouquets. The groom and his men looked handsome in traditional black suits. The groomsmen wore striped neck ties, while Joey opted for solid black. The couple tied the knot in front of 150 friends and family in a traditional church ceremony. Afterwards, they moved to the Bluemont Vineyard for drinks, dinner, and dancing. “I wasn’t so focused on a theme or color, as much as creating an ambiance,” Natalie said. “I wanted the room to feel warm, inviting, and personal.” The stable where they held the reception had a hardwood backdrop, so Natalie went lighter on the decor elements. Guests sat at round tables in chivari chairs with string lights twinkling above them. Floral mason jars hung from the ceiling and floral centerpieces were crafted with the help of wooden sticks, while burlap tags acted as table numbers. “The only theme I wanted my wedding to be, was the theme of us as a couple.,” Natalie explained. “All the personal touches and family traditions truly made it unforgettable.” Guests received jars of jam as favors, which was homemade by the bride’s mother. The dessert display featured pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes, Baltimore berger cookies, and Italian waffle cookies. Yum! The couple also cut a simple white cake adorned with fall flowers. “You know you are a lucky bride when you can say, there is not one thing I would change about that day!” See the full board here.

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Oct
01
Linda + Hugh: Intimate Gray and Yellow Hawaii Oceanside Wedding by Stephen Ludwig Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Stephen Ludwig Photography; Venue: Lanikuhonua; Coordinator: Michelle Garibay; Flowers: Marie Blooms;  Bride’s Gown: Essense of Australia; Groom’s Attire: Banana Republic; Caterer: Memoirs; Cake: A Baked Romance;  Bridesmaids Dresses: Donna Morgan purchased at Bloomingdale’s; Groomsmen Attire: H&M and Nike; Jewelry: Tiffany and Mimi’s Jewelry; Prop/Furniture Rentals: Accel Rentals and Event Essentials; Makeup: Kim Duong;  Ceremony musicians/DJ: Paul Head, Hai Nguyen, Daniel Jung;  Invitations: Hannah Cherry; Videographer: Bao Thai; Photo Booth: TVS Booth

Linda and Hugh were married at Lanikuhonua in Oahu, Hawaii on November 12. The bride looked radiant in a strapless mermaid gown with a ruffled skirt and bejweled belt. She wore her hair in a side swept curly ponytail and accessorized with a birdcage veil. She carried a bright bouquet of roses, mums, kale, craspedia, and silver brunia balls. Her ‘maids donned gray strapless dresses with yellow belts. The groom looked handsome in navy dress pants, a gray vest, and a navy blue bow tie. His men wore the same but swapped out the gray vest for some stylish suspenders. “To determine colors, we decided to each pick one color that describes our personalities,” Hugh said. “The end result was a color combo we both loved and found meaningful.” The couple tied the knot in front of a wooden structure decorated with flowers overlooking the ocean. Nearly 100 guests looked on as they sipped Mai Tai cocktails out of personalized jars. A reception followed outside at long banquet tables and chiavari chairs. Guests found their seats from paper post cards. The pair even offered a custom coffee bar and had the paper cups made with their names and wedding date on them. Each guest received a bag of kona coffee beans as a wedding favor. Linda and Hugh also held a traditional tea ceremony. “Our tea ceremony was an ode to our Asian culture,” Hugh explained. “We poured tea for the elders and our moms as sign of gratitude in exchange for traditional red Chinese envelopes. Linda wore a traditional Chinese dress for this portion of the day.” Family and friends indulged in a three-tier cake adorned with succulents and danced the night away on the outdoor dance floor. “Everyone present was family to us,” Hugh said. See the full board here.

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Sep
30
Laura + Danny: Romantic Red Fall Wedding in Florida by Soltren Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Soltren PhotographyCeremony Venue: Leu Gardens; Florist: Peddles; Tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse; Harpist: Kathleen with Harps Unlimited; Bride’s Gown: David’s BridalHair and Makeup: About Face Design Team; Reception Venue: Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant; First Dance on a Cloud & Market Lighting: Our DJ Rocks; Cake: Cut the Cake

Laura and Danny were married in Leu Gardens, followed by a reception at Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant in Orlanda, Fla. on October 11. The bride looked lovely in a fitted lace gown with a keyhole back. She wore her hair in a twisted low updo accessorized with a pearl pin and she donned red lipstick for the occasion. She carried a bouquet of red and white roses, pink cymbidium orchids, and snapdragons. Her sister wore a ruffled red floor-length gown as her bridesmaid.  Her groom and his best man wore black tuxedos, Danny opted for a light blue bow tie while his best man wore red. The ceremony featured Laura’s 7-year-old daughter as the flower girl in a white dress with a red sash. A harpist played Canon in D as Laura walked down the aisle with her father. Only family attended the ceremony. “It was a warm sunny day in October, the guests were given parasols during the ceremony which looked beautiful in the pictures,” Laura said. After becoming husband and wife, the newlyweds held the reception at a local Spanish tapas restaurant where friends joined the celebration. During the cocktail hour a Spanish guitarist played. The round tables featured romantic centerpieces of roses and votive candles. “I tried to keep my wedding as simple as possible,” Laura said. “The less you have going on – the less you have to worry about, and the more you can enjoy your day!” Guests enjoyed traditional Spanish cuisine such as paella among other delicious items. The dessert was a three-tier cake adorned with red roses, as well as a candy bar which guests could load up on for the ride home. We recommend taking Laura’s realistic advice! “No matter how much planning you do, something will not go the way you expected. My advice is to realize that now, so that you will be mentally prepared and not let it ruin your day.” See the full board here.

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