Posts Tagged ‘fall’

May
27
Emily + Ben: A Vintage Tennessee Wedding by Gideon Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

From fond farewells to an emotional first look, Emily and Ben’s sweet Southern wedding is filled with special moments. Their vintage-inspired affair took place on a cool October day on the grounds of the Heartwood Hall estate just outside of Memphis, Tennessee, and we love how they blended traditional rustic touches with a modern hipster aesthetic. Special thanks to Gideon Photography for sharing photos from the day with us! You can view even more details in the full gallery.

Emily and Ben originally met at a conference in Monterey, California. She ended up moving from Tennessee to California to intern at the church that hosted the conference, and Ben happened to be a youth pastor at the very same church. He waited a full year for her to complete her internship before asking her on their first date with an elaborate scavenger hunt. The duo exchanged vows back in Tennessee during the Fall of Emily’s twenty-first year, which had always been a dream for the bride.

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May
20
Michelle + Marty: A Pretty in Purple Chicago Wedding by Gerber + Scarpelli Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Happy Monday, PW Readers! This week’s real wedding comes straight from the Windy City, and it was love at first sight when we laid eyes on the multi-hued floral arrangements. The gorgeous assortment of pinks, blues, and violets contrasts beautifully with the Chicago skyline, don’t you think? Special thanks to Gerber + Scarpelli for sharing the images with us! You can view the complete set over on our main site.

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May
16
Lauren + Matthew: A Fun Fall Fête by Larsen’s Photography
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Real Weddings

Like purple and burlap? Then you’ll LOVE Matthew and Lauren’s vineyard wedding! This cheery celebration took place at the scenic Brutocao Cellars in Hopland, California, and we are absolutely smitten with the florals. From the bouquets to the centerpieces and back to the cake, the colorful combo of shades proves that fall wedding decor doesn’t have to be all moody reds and oranges. Thanks to Dandelion Floral for reminding us of that, and to Larsen’s Photography for sending over the pics!

How the couple met: Mutual friends invited Lauren to Matthew’s annual holiday party and the two quickly got to talking. After four years of dating, Mike surprised Lauren with a small box in Lake Tahoe. She originally thought it contained earrings, but once she realized he was proposing she made him get down on one knee in the middle of the street and ask for her hand the traditional way.

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Feb
18
Tuscan-Inspired Vineyard Wedding by Michelle Warren
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Real Weddings

What’s more romantic than marrying your high school sweetheart in the soft California sunlight? Together for fourteen years of life’s ups and downs, Jessica and Shawn said ‘I do” at the family-run Still Waters Vineyards in Paso Robles. Inspired by Shawn’s Italian proposal (he asked her to marry him in Rome’s Borghese Gardens), they planned a rustic, Tuscan villa-inspired celebration filled with dozens of beautiful vintage details. We can’t rave enough about the lovely images Michelle Warren sent over of the day—from the earthy bouquets to the decadent cupcake spread, everything glows with love.

Jessica and her bridesmaids spent the morning of getting ready in a private cabin on the Still Waters property while the groomsmen hung out in the nearby barrel room. They came together for the ceremony atop a hill overlooking a valley of olive trees. The bride used the breathtaking landscape as inspiration for her wedding favors—tiny bottles of olive oil from a specialty shop in downtown San Luis Obispo!

As the sun went down on the warm September night, sixty of the couple’s nearest and dearest dined family style on a meal of pesto arancini, plank grilled salmon, ricotta ravioli, and more Italian fare.  No detail of the reception spread went unaddressed by the sentimental couple. Rustic, romantic florals by April Flowers  topped off vintage crystal on each of the tables. Escort cards were hung from a raised ladder. Shawn’s mother collected antique trunks and other accents to surround the dessert spread (which featured cupcakes flavors from Enjoy Bakery: Chocolate Blackberry Syrah, Meyer Lemon Chardonnay, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Foster). Finally, the custom cake topper featured the couple swinging from an olive tree and a miniature model of the couple’s dog Luey—a perfect nod to their lives before and on their wedding day.   Read the rest of this entry »

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