Posts Tagged ‘garden weddings’

Oct
16
Sara + Kevin: Purple Summer Garden Wedding in Austin by Addison Studios
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos by Addison Studios; Venue: Hummingbird House; Flowers: Flora Fetish; Planner: Amber Anderson of Heavenly Day Events; Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero, purchased at Signature Bridal Salon; Hair: Shannon McClenny at Ritual Salon; Makeup: Danny Garcia at Ritual Salon; Groom’s Attire: Banana Republic and Express; Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff purchased at Signature Bridal Salon; Bridal Shoes: Cole Haan; Cake: Salia Bandy of Just Desserts; Favors: Con’ Olio

Sara and Kevin were married at the Hummingbird House in Austin, Texas on June 21. The bride looked radiant in a lace, A-line gown with an illusion lace back and cap sleeves. Sara amped up her bridal look with a sparkly crystal belt and wore her hair in an intricate updo. She carried a clean bouquet of white peonies tied together with a white satin ribbon. Her ‘maids donned magenta chiffon dresses with ruched bodices. They carried bouquets featuring peonies, roses, and stock that were tied together with a purple satin ribbon. The groomed looked dapper in a light purple button down, plaid tie, and charcoal suit vest. His men sported light gray vested suits with purple ties. Sara and Kevin tied the knot in an intimate garden setting in front of 70 family members and friends, and even arranged for a saxophone quartet to play jazz music before the ceremony. “We knew we wanted to get married in a beautiful setting that would be serene and sacred,” Sara explained. They exchanged vows in front of an iron arbour adorned with orchids and a crystal chandelier. The aisle was strewn with white flower petals and guests sat in white folding chairs. Following the ceremony, a tented reception was held at the same location. In lieu of a classic guest book, guests were asked to sign paper hearts which they placed in a shadow box. Each table featured mirrored trays, ivory flowers, and wooden table numbers. Sara and Kevin sat at a sweetheart table featuring chair signs that read “Bride and Groom.” When it came to food, variety was the main priority. “Kevin and I love cooking and eating healthy,” Sara said. “We have a lot of Vegan friends and went out of our way to make sure everyone had plenty of options.” For dessert, guests chose between lemon, red velvet, chocolate, and vanilla cake. They even offered vegan cupcakes for those who couldn’t indulge in cake! As favors, guests received personalized olive oil and vinegar. The bride and groom even choreographed their first dance! “Our night was magical and romantic and we are so grateful that we both showed up to that bowling alley four years ago,” Sara said of her big day. See the full board here.

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Oct
08
Intimate Springtime Florida Garden Wedding by Filda Konec Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Filda Konec Photography; Venue: Hemingway Home; Gown: Lazaro by JLM Couture purchased at Arzelle’s Bridal; Hair: Lorri at Key West Hair and Makeup; Groom’s Attire: Jos A. Bank; Florist: Mama Flowers; Officiant: Dave Gonzales; Rentals: Prestige Party Rentals; Caterer: Great Events Catering; Band: Dave Herzog & the Island Time Band; Band: Dave Herzog & the Island Time Band; Cake: Key West Cakes

Morgan and Matthew were married at The Hemingway Home in Key West, Fla. on May 4. The bride stunned in a strapless a-line gown. She wore her hair in a wavy partial updo and carried a bouquet of ivory roses, white lisianthus, soft pink peonies, and orchids. The groom looked dapper in a gray three-piece suit and a cream-colored neck tie. “The Hemingway Home just has the perfect setting for a small, intimate garden wedding,” Morgan said. The intimate crowd of 23 guests looked on as Morgan and Matthew exchanged vows in front of an arch covered in palm leaves and snap dragons. The welcome table featured photos of the couple throughout the years and notes they had written to one another. In lieu of a traditional guestbook, the couple asked guests to sign the perimeter of a beautiful picture. “Since we planned the wedding from a thousand miles away, we had no idea how anything would turn out,” Morgan said. After the knot was tied, guests gathered at one long banquet table covered in white linens, a chevron table runner, and floral centerpieces. Each guest was greeted by an animal-themed place card. Family and friends received Key West-themed tumblers and Key Lime cookies as favors. After dinner, everyone enjoyed a simple cake featuring a caricature of the bride and groom as the topper. The couple was incredibly happy with the way their wedding day turned out. “We were super lucky, the food, cake, linens, flowers, music, photography all turned out fantastic,” Morgan said. See the full board here.

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Oct
06
Molly + Ben: Handmade Boho Colorado Garden Wedding by Joshua McDonald Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Joshua McDonald Photography; Venue: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield; Planner: Alex Hatch from Mark Christopher Weddings & Events; Gown: Casablanca Bridal purchased at Blue Bridal Boutique; Groom’s Attire: J.Crew;  Groosmen Attire: J.Crew and The Tie Bar; Bride’s Shoes: BCBGenerationCake: Mermaids Bakery; Other Desserts: Winchell’s Donuts and Trader Joe’s Macarons

Molly and Ben were married at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield in Littleton, Co. on July 12. Molly donned a boho bridal look with a lace dress, tan wedges, and a messy chic ‘do accessorized with a flower crown. She carried a bouquet of  roses, hydrangeas, veronica, and seeded eucalyptus that she and family members made themselves. Her 8 ‘maids picked out their own dresses and wore various shades of nude, blush, champagne, and taupe. The groom and his men wore blue suits (the groom opted for a lighter than everyone else’s) and sported a mix of both neck and bow ties. Both Molly’s mom and dad walked her down the aisle, where she met her soon-to-be husband in the gazebo with a beautiful mountain backdrop. A friend officiated the ceremony as 120 guests watched. A reception followed, where a lot of the decor was handmade. “We are both artists so every detail was made or hand picked by us,” Molly said. “Ben is a jewelry artist who makes one of kind jewelry using natural gemstone crystals, so we had to incorporate crystals which we used in our place settings and invitations.” Guests were asked to drop well-wishes cards in a mailbox and were directed to their seats by escort cards held by clothespins. Instead of a traditional sit-down dinner, the couple had Bistro Colorado food truck cater the wedding. For dessert guests indulged on a naked cake and a dessert display of sprinkled donuts and macaroons. “I wanted to make sure that everyone there felt the love and joy that we were feeling,” Molly said. “It was the personal touches that mattered to us most. All our friends and family helped and I believe that is what made our day truly special.” See the full board here.

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Sep
09
Ashley + Randy: A Rustic Summer California Garden Wedding by Hearts & Horseshoes Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photo: Hearts & Horseshoes PhotographyVenue: Dallidet Adobe and GardensDress Store: The Wedding Day; Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse; Hair Stylist: Bluebird Salon; Floral Designer: Sprigs Floral DesignsCaterer: Popolo CateringRentals: All About Events; Cake: Christine’s Cake Creations

Ashley and Randy were married at Dallidet Adobe and Gardens in San Luis Obispo, Calif. on June 21. The bride stunned in a lace illusion halter dress with a bedazzled belt and opted for a soft wavy hairstyle. She carried a bouquet of peonies, ranunculuses, astilbes, and lavender sprig, wrapped in lace and burlap. Her ‘maids donned short pale purple chiffon dresses with necklines of their choice. The groom and his men wore gray three-piece suits and purple neckties. “I really wanted to create a laid back, intimate atmosphere that reflected Randy and I as a couple,” Ashley said. Intimate it was, only 40 guests watched (while wearing their sunglasses favors), as Ashley and Randy exchanged vows in what Ashley described as a “secret garden.” The welcome table featured monogrammed letters for guests to sign, along with glass jugs asking for donations to Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America as well as a personal adventure fund. Guests learned of their seating assignments from DIY chalkboard plaques. They sat at round tables with white linens and burlap and lace table runners. Each table featured floral centerpieces that sat atop vintage books, monogrammed letters, and marbles. “All the food was gluten free, including the cake,” Ashley said. Photos of the couple were hung on string and wrapped around a tree for a natural look. Guests took home jars of homemade jam at the end of the night! Ashely’s advice to engaged couples? “Keep things in perspective,” she said. “The most important thing on your wedding day is that you’re making a commitment with the love of your life. At the end of the day, if you ended up married, it was successful!” See the full board here.

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