Posts Tagged ‘gray weddings’

Dec
10
Tricia + Adam: Gray and Pale Orange Summer Winery Wedding by Lyn Ismael: Evocative Imagery of Love Stories
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Lyn Ismael: Evocative Imagery of Love StoriesVenue: Holland Marsh WineryPlanner: Tara O’Grady at Bliss EventsGown: Maggie Sottero from Ritché Bridal; Hair and Makeup: Candace French; Groom’s Attire: MooresFlowers: Bliss Events; Invitations: Designed by a bridesmaid, printed atJukebox Print; Shoes: Shoes of Prey; Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff; Rentals: Happily Ever After Events; Cake: Bride’s Aunt

Tricia and Adam were married at Holland Marsh Winery in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on September 1. Tricia looked gorgeous in a ruched chiffon fit ‘n flare gown with a strapless sweetheart neckline. Her colorful bouquet featured coral and apricot roses, purple pincushions, blue delphinium, anemones, Queen Anne’s lace, dusty miller, brunia berries, and pittosporum. Her ‘maids donned long purple-gray chiffon dresses with various necklines. The groom and his men opted for a more casual look in light gray suits and lavender button-down shirts, without ties. The pair married outside as 140 guests looked on in white folding chairs. “For us, it was very important that our wedding was filled with things that we loved and reflected who we were as people,” Tricia said. “We didn’t want to end up doing things just because ‘That’s the way it’s always been done at weddings.'” The ceremony featured a drink station with a large chalkboard sign, where guests could grab flavored water on the way to watch the couple tie the knot. The aisle was marked with hydrangeas, roses, and Queen Anne’s lace. A reception followed at the winery, where guests sat at round tables featuring floral centerpieces in mason jars atop wood slices. “We had a conversation and listed all of the things that we loved and hated about weddings that we’d been to,” Tricia said. “Then we just kept all of the things that we loved, and chucked the things that we hated. With that, we had the perfect blueprint for our day.” Guests were given shoes for the dance floor and indulged in a sparkly tiered cake made by the bride’s aunt, adorned with a custom topper. “Remember that if you’re happy, then all those who love you will be happy too,” Tricia said. See the full board here.

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Nov
25
Jessica + Galen: Blush and Gray Chic New Jersey Garden Wedding by Jayd Gardinia Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Untitled-2Photos: Jayd Gardina PhotographyVenue: Crossed Keys InnGown: Tara KeelyHair and Makeup: Jillyan Scarpa’s Skin Bar, Paint & Hair StudioFlowers: Event Designs by Katherine; Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo; Caterer & Cake: Celso’s Caterers

Jessica and Galen were married at the Crossed Keys Inn in Andover, New Jersey on August 17. Jessica looked stunning in an all-lace fit ‘n flare strapless gown accented with a satin sash. Her hair was in a curly partial updo and accessorized with crystal drop earrings. She carried a bouquet of au lait dahlias, garden roses, silver brunia berries, tied together with a lace ribbon. Her ‘maids wore short blush chiffon dresses with various necklines. The groom and his men looked dapper in dark suits and neck ties. The pair tied the knot in a garden at the inn behind an old barn. “We wanted the aesthetic to reflect a vintage chic feel,” Jessica said. “We didn’t want a sleek, modern, fancy theme. Rather, we were attracted to the simple charm of an outdoor tent wedding that would allow us to infuse small, unique design touches.” A tented reception followed at the inn. A welcome table displayed a framed escort card board, photos of the couple, and mercury glass votive candles. In lieu of a traditional guestbook, the couple had their guests sign a black and white tree print. Friends and family sat at round tables with white linens and gray table runners, with flowers and wooden table numbers as the centerpieces. Guests enjoyed a three-course meal and danced the night away on the dance floor. “The band gathered all the Muhlenberg alumni on the dance floor and with about 40 friends from our Alma mater in one big huddle, we could really feel the love of our friends who have become our family,” Jessica said. For dessert a three tier cake was served and it was adorned with pink and white flowers. “Remember, you’re going to have a blast no matter what unforeseen circumstances arise,” Jessica said. See the full board here.

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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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