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Jul
28
Ashlee + Michael: An Elegant Gray Spring California Historic Home Wedding By Jeff + Amber
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Jeff + AmberVenue: Green Gables EstateEvent Planner: Romance DirectorInvitations: Nostalgic ImprintsDress Designer: Hayley Paige from Mia Bella CoutureHair and Makeup Artist: Team NicoleShoes: BHLDNFloral Designer: Flora GlamorBridesmaid Dresses: Watters from Mia Bella CoutureGroom’s Attire: A Better Deal TuxedoBook Letters: Anthropologie DJ: San Diego Partytime DJsCake: Michele Coulon DessertierPhoto Booth: Mobile Photo Booth

Ashlee and Michael were married at Green Gables Estate in San Marcos, Calif. on April 13. ”I knew from the very beginning that I did not want our wedding to be in a hotel, so I began to look at various outdoor venues,” Ashlee said. “When we came across Green Gables Estate, we knew we did not have to look any further as it had all of the character we were looking for.” The bride wore a sweetheart lace a-line wedding gown, accessorized with drop dangling earrings, initialed necklace, and jeweled sash, while the groom wore a light gray suit, accessorized with a patterned tie. Bridesmaids wore short gray dresses with keyhole backs and carried bouquets of roses, ranunculuses, football mums, and lamb’s ears. Guests were greeted at the ceremony with a wooden sign that said, “Today, two families are becoming one. Please pick a seat not a side.” “We did many things during the ceremony to make it very personal,” she said. “From having every one of our siblings participating in some manner to our 14-year-old dog Gibson being our ring bearer to our niece singing, and to all of our guests participating in the vows.” The reception followed cocktail hour in a tent draped with fabric on the ceiling. “We wanted all of our guests to feel at home so for the place cards we wrote everyone a personal note,” Ashlee said. Tables were decorated with tall candelabra centerpieces, lavender sprig numbers, vintage china, and favor bags at each place setting. They performed their first dance to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri, then surprised the crowd by switching the song to “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. That wasn’t the only entertainment for the night though — a photo booth complete with props kept smiles wide. The newlyweds’ best advice? “On the day of take a lot of deep breaths to soak everything in,” Ashlee said. “And attempt to schedule at least 10 to 15 minutes after the ceremony where you and your new husband can be alone and take in this joyous event.” See the full board here.

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May
21
Mandy + Jens: A Rustic Gray and Yellow Fall North Carolina Park Wedding By Anchor & Veil Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

 Photos: Anchor & Veil PhotographyVenue: Tanglewood Park

 Mandy and Jens were married at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, N.C. on October 5. The bride wore a sweetheart a-line wedding gown with a ruffled skirt, accessorized with a polka dot fingertip-length veil, while the groom wore a yellow button-up shirt and gray pants, accessorized with suspenders and a patterned tie. The only ‘maid wore a short black chiffon dress and carried a bouquet of roses and billy balls. Even the couple’s Yorkshire Terrier pup joined with a fashionable collar and leash. Guests were greeted with a wooden arrow sign that directed them to the ceremony and reception. To say Mandy made a grand entrance was an understatement — she arrived in a horse-drawn carriage. To symbolize their unity, they combined mason jars of sand together. The reception followed underneath a pavilion. Picnic tables were decorated with beer and wine bottles wrapped in twine, lace doilies, bird’s nests and eggs, and wooden slices with “W+M” carved into each one. “No two bottles were the same,” Mandy said. Dinner was served BBQ-style including, chicken, potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, and rolls. Everyone was encouraged to sign a square for a quilt that was to be sewn together as a keepsake (and in lieu of a guest book). After the now Mr. and Mrs. performed their first dance, the father-daughter dance was performed, but with a twist — her mother too.  ”Even though it’s not tradition, our closeness made it only right to dance with her the perfect song,” she said. See the full board here.

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May
01
Amy + Dan: A DIY Sentimental Spring Canadian Backyard Wedding By Marie Skerl Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photo: Marie Skerl PhotographyEvent Coordinator: Brenda Breuls; Ceremony Venue: Cedar Park ChurchReception Venue: Cammidge HouseDress Designer: Stella McDonald; Hair and Makeup Artist: Erin RogersOfficiant: Megan Hazelton; Ceremony Musicians: Ryan and Robyn Cadamia and Joel Shinness; Rentals: Confetti Party and Tent RentalsCaterers: Marie Hildebrand and Rose Dueck; Cake: Janet Priebe 

Amy and Dan were married in a traditional church ceremony at Cedar Park followed by an outdoor reception at Cammidge House. ”I am passionate about taking care of the environment, so I wanted our wedding to be green and low impact,” Amy said. “All of our flowers and most of our decor were foraged . . . all our table cloths and napkins were bought second hand, and then given back to the stores we bought them from.” The bride wore a lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with her grandmother’s necklace, while the groom wore a dark gray vest and pants (no jacket), accessorized with a black tie. ”We wanted the wedding to capture our individual personalities,” she said. “On one side of the stage we objects and furniture that represented Dan (grandpa’s old rocking chair, guitar, film projector) and on the other side were things that represented me (watering can, painting, grandparent’s old trunk). At the end of the ceremony, our wedding party moved all the pieces to form one ‘living room’ set.” How unique is that? Guests were greeted at the reception with a welcome table that featured wild flower seed packets and jars of homemade honey. The tent was decorated with lots and lots of hearts hanging from the ceiling, table numbers with quotes and sayings, and a make-your-own drink station. The newlyweds’ best advice? “Make sure all the details for the wedding are written down so the bride and groom, wedding planner, parents, and helpers are all on the same page,” Amy said. See the full board here.

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Apr
28
Debra + Nick: A Romantic Red and Gray Winter South Carolina Plantation Wedding By Richard Bell Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Nathan Bell of Richard Bell PhotographyEvent Coordinator: Jessica Cruz; Venue: Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation & GardensDress Designer: Allure from Bridals by JodiHair & Makeup Artist: Generations of DesignsGroom and Groomsmen Attire: Vera Wang from Men’s WearhouseBirdcage Veil: Veiled by Cha ChaHeadpiece: Tess KimShoes: Design Your PedestalRings: David S. DiamondsFloral Designer: Country & Lace FloristCeremony Musicians: Palmetto StringsOfficiant: Doug FarmerBridesmaids Dresses: Watters from Bridals by JodiCaterer: Mosaic CateringFavors: River Street SweetsDJ: River Rush EntertainmentCake: Sugar Bakeshop

Debra and Nick were married at Carriage House at Magnolia Plantations & Gardens in Charleston, S.C. on January 3. ”We knew that we wanted a special destination and Chaleston, our first weekend getaway as a couple, fit the bill,” Debra said. “We originally wanted to get married on New Year’s Eve, but we settled on January 3, 2014 — taking a gamble on the fickleness of a Southern winter.” The bride wore a sweetheart wedding gown with a ruched bodice and ruffled skirt, accessorized with a birdcage veil and rosette peep-toe kitten heels, while the groom wore a black suit, silver vest, and white pocket square. ”In terms of decor, we went with a rustic theme using gray, burlap, and ivory linens with pops of red,” she said. Bridesmaids wore long chiffon dresses and carried bright bouquets of roses, berries, dusty millers, and scabiosa pods. ”A cold front rolled in the day before our wedding, dropping the temperatures from 60s to 30s,” Debra said. “Our bridal party was full of troopers because they all agreed to remain sleeveless and without coats.” The reception followed inside with candlelit centerpieces, praline favor bags, and several traditional Okinawan dances. See the full board here.

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