Posts Tagged ‘green weddings’

Jun
17
Heather + Leah: A Vintage Literary-Themed Summer New York Vineyard Wedding By John Schlia Photography
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Photos: John Schlia PhotographyVenue: Barlow’s MillBrides’ Dresses: David’s BridalFloral Designer: Fresh & Fancy Flowers & Gifts; Makeup Artist: Donna Comstock; Officiant: Donna Guillaume; Caterer: Tri-County Country Club; Reception Musician: Phil SchroaderCake: Cakes by Joyce 

Heather and Leah were married at Barlow’s Mill, the bride’s parent’s vineyard, in Fredonia, N.Y. on June 29. “We tried to take a fairly laid-back approach,” Heather said. “We knew we wanted the wedding to be outside, and we knew that we wanted it to feel homey and relatively casual and fun.” The brides both wore sweetheart a-line wedding gowns, accessorized with sashes and custom-painted Converse tennis shoes, and carried bouquets of roses, orchids, and succulents. ”We each asked the men and women, who were most important in our lives to stand up with us, and we asked each woman to wear a green dress that they would wear again someday,” she said. “We loved having them all there with us, looking and feeling like themselves.” Even their golden retriever pooch got to lounge around too! The newlyweds made their grand entrance into the tented reception with 120 guests cheering. ”Leah’s sister Ruth is amazing at decorating things, and after she threw us the most beautiful bridal shower ever, we told her that if she would take charge of the decorating, we would just do what she told us to do! And we pretty much did,” Heather said. “She had such a great eye and just helped us make things beautiful.” Tables were decorated with stacks of vintage books, clocks, monogrammed letters, and lanterns atop burlap runners. The favors? Basil plants in mason jars. At the end of the night, a bonfire was lit to roast s’mores and keep warm. See the full board here.

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Apr
24
Janet + Stanley: An Elegant Blue and Green Summer California Estate Wedding By Jasmine Lee Photography
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Photos: Jasmine Lee PhotographyShoes: Betsey JohnsonInvitations: Wedding Paper DivasJewelry: Dennis Jewelry Co.Hair and Makeup Artist: Lela NguyenFloral Designer: SF Events and FlowersDress Designer: Amy KuschelVenue: Palmdale EstatesGroom’s Attire: Men’s WearhouseOfficiant: Keith SwitzerRentals and Event Designer: 1000 fine eventsCake: Cakewalk CreationsDJ: DJK Professionals

Janet and Stanley were married at Palmdale Estates in Fremont, Calif. on September 14. Even though the couple currently lives in New York City, they decided to plan a long-distance wedding where they grew up together. I’m probably some of the lucky few who meet their spouse in grade school,” Janet said. “The first time I met my husband, we were in 7th grade. During 8th grade, we certainly had a ‘thing’ going on between us, but it wasn’t until we were juniors in high school did we begin dating seriously. From that moment on, we have grown up together and at times apart, but we always seem to find our way back to one another.” The bride wore a lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with a birdcage veil with feathers, while the groom wore a dark gray suit, accessorized with a cobalt blue tie to match the bridesmaids long chiffon dresses. Almost 250 guests witnessed the ceremony, and following dinner was served in an expansive open-aired tent surrounding the gardens. ”I aimed to have elegance incorporated into my wedding design through lining my tent with chiffon, chiavari chairs and up-lighting,” she said. “Overall, I hoped to achieve the modern chic feel.” Reception tables were decorated with tall floral centerpieces of hydrangeas, roses, and delphinium, and yes, green apples and branches, gold charger plates, and ribbon-tied napkins. Plus, the classic white cake was 3-dimensional in design — how cool! See the full board here.

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Apr
09
Kira + Mike: A DIY Yellow and Sage Green Spring New Jersey Mill Wedding By LeAnna Theresa Photography
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Photos: LeAnna Theresa PhotographyInvitations: Wedding Paper DivasJewelry: Bentley DiamondHair and Makeup Artist: Calista BridesFloral Designer: Reynolds Garden ShopGroom’s Attire: Banana RepublicVenue: Prallsville MillsShoes: TOMSRentals:Brillmans Rental BarnCaterer: Emily’s Cafe and Catering

Kira and Mike were married at Prallsville Mills in Stockton, N.J. on June 8. They first met in high school, but didn’t start dating until a few years after they graduated. Since they share a love for camping and hiking, in 2011, they drove cross-country together for 42 days. “It was during that trip, at the Grand Canyon, that Mike proposed to me!” Kira said. The bride wore a lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with a fingertip-length veil, while the groom wore a sage green button-up, gray suit pants, and a cap. “Our first look was such a special moment and made me feel so much less nervous before getting married,” she said. “It did not in any way ruin the moment of first seeing each other as we walked down the aisle.” Bridesmaids wore bright, sunshine yellow dresses and matching TOMS wedges, which were gifts. ”I loved my something blue,” Kira said. “I put on a fake tattoo that said, ‘Okay, let’s do this,’ and wore it on my calf. It was fun and non-traditional.” The ceremony was contributed by multiple family and friends — Mike’s uncle played the bagpipes and Kira’s best friend’s father officiated. Guests were escorted to their seats with a photo! ”My most favorite detail and project was creating the place cards,” she said. “I decided that any Facebook photo was fair game and searched for my favorite of each guest invited. Then, I uploaded it to an app called ‘Picasa,’ which allowed me to turn the pictures into a polaroid style.” The newlyweds were undecided on where they wanted to go on their honeymoon, so they asked guests to write on a globe where they thought the destination should be. Not a bad idea, right? See the full board here.

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Feb
12
Ashley + Devin: A Green and Yellow Art Deco-Inspired California Rooftop Wedding By Rebecca Yale Portraits
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Photos: Rebecca Yale PortraitsEvent Planner: The Green Ribbon Party Planning Co.Bride’s Gowns by Claire Pettibone from Bliss Bride and Martina LianaBride’s Headpiece: Agnes HartGroom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse and Thick as ThievesVenue: The Oviatt PenthouseInvitations: MintedFloral Designers: Oak and the Owl and Mulberry RowBridesmaid Dresses: Pisaro Nights; Music: Rolex and Hey Mister DJRentals: Found Vintage RentalsCaterer: Truly Yours Catering; Linens: La TavolaCake: Bittersweet Treats

Ashley and Devin were married at the Oviatt Penthouse in Los Angeles, Calif. on November 1 after 12 years of dating. ”We were immediately entranced by the vintage style and elegance of the venue,” Ashley said. “It had such a retro charm with its original Lalique stained glass and 1920s architecture. Our hearts skipped a beat, and we instantly knew we had found our venue.” Hence, why they chose an Art Deco theme. The bride wore a sweetheart a-line wedding gown, accessorized with a jeweled headpiece in her side swept updo, while the groom wore a wide-lapel gray suit, accessorized with a chess-inspired tie. The rooftop ceremony began after sunset around 6 p.m. Of course, Ashley walked down the aisle to “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Ray. Following the nuptials, the reception followed with “green light” cocktails and a screening of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. Tables were decorated with sequin linens and centerpieces featuring dahlias and ranunculuses. Even rentals such as typewriters and suitcases added to the decor. “Our wedding favors were mini champagne bottles that were spray painted gold and covered in glitter,” she said. “I topped them with tags I designed from our photographer’s lovely engagement pictures.” The guestbook? Signing a copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby! See the full board here.

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