Posts Tagged ‘glamorous’

A Fashionista’s Dramatic Destination Real Wedding
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

As promised, more great fashion for you this week! Persephone, the gorgeous gal that handles all of Project Wedding’s fashion clientele, is a tried and true fashionista at heart.  She’s passionate, glamorous, stylish and we just love her to bits. From the first day she started dating Eddie, she knew that he was her forever man. She says, ‘Eddie is a rare breed of a gentleman, who is romantic like those found in eras past.’ Naturally, I am thrilled to share their stunning, dramatic destination wedding!  The pair planned a luxe affair at The Biltmore in Coral Gables, Florida: the day was chock full of sparkle, style, and plenty of swagger. Unique Design Studio captured dozens of heart-melting moments and incredible details.   

Persephone’s pink gown was designed by bridal legend, Pnina Tornai, out of Kleinfeld in New York. She knew she wanted something unforgettable, and in the perfect shade of pink, so she worked closely with Pnina on the custom piece.  Persephone and Eddie took  handwritten vows in the epic Biltmore ballroom setting, flanked by awe-inspiring floral installations. The ceremony celebrated their Greek and Filipino heritages and the love in the air was palpable. 

Nuage DesignsJennifer J Events, and Parrish Designs came together in perfect design, coordination, and floral harmony to produce an evening reception that would last into the early morning hours.

And a little icing on the cake… this teaser video by Fandango Studios is an absolute must-see!  Trust me, you’ll melt, laugh, and be inspired.   Be sure to see their full story in the real wedding gallery and read more of their love story, told only like the bride can tell it, down below!

Photos by Unique Design Studio • Coordination by Jennifer J Events • Event Design by Nuage Designs • Bridal Gown by Pnina Tornai for Kleinfeld • Bridal Shoes by Christian Louboutin • Bridesmaids Dresses by Lela Rose • Make-Up by Josie Miller • Headiece and Veil by Bridal Styles Boutique • Men’s Attire by Donovan England • Florals by Parrish Designs • Venue: The Biltmore Hotel • Ceremony Guitar by AA Musicians • Cake by Ana Paz Cakes

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A Glam Crimson Romance by Jerry Yoon Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

This week’s real wedding sure has gotten me in a festive mood with rich crimson accents absolutely everywhere.  Jason and Wendy met in college, but didn’t kindle a romance until six years later.  They fell completely in love, became engaged in the winter of 2011, then spent the following year planning their dream day.  Wendy has a flair for sparkle, and I have to admit I’m totally taken by the rhinestone accents, and formal, romantic styling.  With a palette of crimson, grey and ‘bling,’ you know something special is in store.  Enjoy their gorgeous story in photos by Jerry Yoon Photography.

Wendy says: I’ve been planning my wedding day since I was fifteen. When I found my soul mate, there was no doubt I was willing to put in the work to create the perfect day; from choosing the most decadent dinner menu to finding the most timeless dress. I love all things sparkly…diamonds and rhinestones were a must! The Legion of Honor was a perfect canvas for what we wanted to achieve. The stone courtyard, the tall columns, the elegant theater, and the reception room emphasized the theme: red, grey, and bling! While I focused on how I wanted the wedding to look, Jason was only concerned about one thing- the food! He made sure every appetizer and main entrée was delicious and memorable.

A reception of warm decadence followed the outdoor ceremony in the stone courtyard of the Legion of Honor.  I’m having no problem at all reveling in their beautiful devotion to plan a truly special day.  Wishing these two decades of romance and love, love love…

Read the full story and see even more photos here.

Photos by Jerry Yoon Photography

Bridal Gown by Paloma Blanca from Gabrielle’s Bridal

Bridal Shoes by Badgley Mischka

Bridesmaids Dresses by David’s Bridal

Hair and Make-Up by Ann Li of A List Make-Up

Florals by HP Flowers

Venue: Legion of Honor

Cake by The Cake Maker

Wedding Coordination by Stefanie Chu of Stellify Events


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Ivory Elegance in Tuscany by Franci’s Flowers and Rosapaola Lucibelli
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

After fourteen years together, two beautiful daughters, and tons of international travel, Paula and Louis recommitted to one another in one exquisite vow renewal in Tuscany.  Towards the beginning of the relationship, Paula left her home in Portugal to be with Louis in Angola.  On a trip to Florence, the couple bought rings and exchanged them in a completely private ceremony- just the two of them.  Over a dozen years later, they decided to host an all-out celebration. With Francesca Piras in the design seat and Rosapaola Lucibelli capturing it all, a day of ivory elegance and breathtaking Tuscan views ensued.  Talk about exquisite… Paula looked utterly divine in her Manuel Mota for Pronovias gown and lace veil.  She carried a pristine bouquet of white orchids down the aisle on the manicured grounds of Villa La Vedetta.  An intimate group of loved ones from around the globe joined them for the ceremony and three days of reveling in the Italian countryside. 

Beauty was absolutely everywhere, in the crystalline centerpieces, the panoramic views, and the enduring love between the Paula and Louis.  The formal party ended on a high note with a marvelous five tier cake with hundreds of cascading orchids  and a glowing lantern release.

We’re wishing this dashing couple decades of happiness!

Photographs by Rosapaola Lucibelli

Florals and Event Styling by Franci’s Flowers & Wedding Design

Venue: Villa La Vedetta

Bridal Gown by Manuel Mota for Pronovias

Bridal Shoes by Jimmy Choo

Bride’s Makeup by Rosanna e Stefania

Music by Firenze Classica

Catering by Guidi Lenci

Cake Design by Le Torte de Melanie


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Noir et Blush: Santosha’s Boudoir-Inspired Real Wedding
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

What a special week this is… today is the second day in a row that I’ve gotten to share weddings from our fabulous PW community!  (Interested in having your wedding featured?  Find out more here…) Micaela – aka Santosha– is a Project Wedding hostess that is constantly inspiring… she met her beloved, Marc, thru a mutual friend a year before they started dating.  At the time, they were living an ocean away (she, in Edmonton, he, in London), until a romantic train getaway and a stolen kiss started it all… After six years together Micaela and Marc married in Edmonton, finding inspiration for their wedding in boudoir and avant-garde styling; the décor featured black lace, feathers, skeleton keys, and rococo patterns. Micaela dreamed of an edgy, modern wedding that made a statement.

Micaela scoured the web searching for inspiration, which she found easily in things like luxurious satin corsets, burlesque costumes, and film noir still shots.  The hard part was finding resources to bring her unique vision to life.  Thus, she went all-out DIYing everything from the bouquets to the centerpieces to the cake topper.  JAG Photography captured their wow wedding style in this striking set of sexy photos!

Back to that romantic train ride… After they met through a mutual friend, Micaela and Marc shared back and forth emails, random phone calls, and witty banter online until Marc asked Micaela to accompany him on a train ride through the Canadian Rockies. Their connection was sparked against the surreal and breathtaking backdrop.  Eventually Marc moved from his home in East London to Edmonton to be with Micaela!

The reception was completely unique, unlike any I’ve ever seen.  The Art Gallery of Alberta was adorned with bold striped tablecloths, candles, angels, and black, white and blush everything.  Although Micaela spent hundreds of hours designing the celebration, the Day-of Coordination by Sofia Morgadinho of Awespiring Weddings was crucial.

Pink sweets by Crave topped off the event….  A special thanks to Micaela for being such a fabulous, dedicated hostess and to both Micaela and Marc for sharing their incredible photos with us!

See Santosha’s inspiration boards, DIY projects, and even more photos in her bio.

Photography by JAG Photography

Bridal Gown by Val Stefani via Wedding World

Ceremony Venue:  St. Joachim Catholic Church

Bridesmaids Dresses by Jim Hjelm

Makeup by Ruth Bancroft; Hair by Ponytails + Horseshoes

Reception Venue: The Art Gallery of Alberta; Catering by Zinc Restaurant

Rentals by Special Event Rentals

Day-of Coordination by Awespiring Weddings

Cake and Cupcakes by Crave Cupcakes

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