Posts Tagged ‘green weddings’

Aug
28
Lauren + Anthony: Green and Purple Italian-Inspired Arizona Wedding by Jillian Ryan Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Photo: Jillian Ryan Photography; Venue: Cibo Urban Pizzeria Cafe; Dress Designer: Galina from David’s Bridal; Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal; Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Macy’s; Hair Stylist: Jennifer Dew; Makeup Artist: Stephanie Neilheisel; Officiant: Jerry Laurmann

Lauren and Anthony were married at Cibo Urban Pizzeria Cafe in Phoenix, Arizona on April 6. The bride wore a strapless dress with a ruched bodice and a green and purple embroidered sash, her hair in relaxed curls. She carried a bouquet of succulents, mums, baby’s breath and assorted greenery. Her ‘maids donned green floor-length strapless dresses and held bouquets filled with baby’s breath, mums, and daisies. The groom looked dapper in a purple-checkered button-up, paisley tie, and gray vest. His men wore green-checkered button-up shirts with khaki pants. The reason for all the green and purple? “Choosing colors was hard for me, but we decided on purple for our football team back home (The Ravens) and green is Anthony’s favorite color,” Lauren said. The intimate crowd of 75 guests gathered outside to watch Lauren and Anthony exchange their vows, which she says took them just 4 minutes. “That gave us more time to party,” she said. Guests headed off to the outdoor reception at the restaurant where a picture frame doubled as a seating chart, leading them to their seats. Colorful streamers decorated the outdoor area, and guests sat at banquet tables with cafe chairs and wire table numbers, which the bride’s brother made. “We both come from Italian families so we wanted to include that culture in a little bit, with Italian desserts, music, and the dinner,” Lauren said. After enjoying the Italian fare (pizza and pasta, yum!) the guests took advantage of the photo booth, indulged in a two-tiered cake with butter cream frosting, and took home personalized candles as a favor. “Our families mesh so well together, so it was just a big party all day,” Lauren recalled. “Our wedding was intimate, dreamy and so perfect, it could not have gone any better.” See the full board here.

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Jun
17
Heather + Leah: A Vintage Literary-Themed Summer New York Vineyard Wedding By John Schlia Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

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
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

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
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

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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