Posts Tagged ‘historic home weddings’

Jul
14
Erin + Andrew: A Classic Neutral Summer California Historic Home Wedding By John Schnack Photography
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Photos: John Schnack PhotographyVenue: Darlington HouseDress Designer: Sarah Seven from Lovely Bride LAHair and Makeup Artist: TEAM Hair & MakeupShoes: Saks Fifth AvenueFloral Designer: Modern BouquetGroom’s Attire: Requisite ClothingJ.Crew and The Tie BarBridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN and Free PeopleCeremony Musician: Eric BrownCaterer: Coast Catering

Erin and Andrew were married at the Darlington House in La Jolla, Calif. on August 23. ”The inspiration for the overall design of the wedding began with our venue, a historic Spanish estate built in 1925,” says Erin said. “There are beautiful trees and rose bushes amongst the property, and I wanted those exterior colors to stand out, so I kept the color palette really natural.” The bride wore an airy, a-line wedding gown with lace appliques, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, while the groom wore a black tuxedo, accessorized with a bow tie. ”For my three bridesmaids, I had them chose a dress on their own,” she said. ”It was important that our wedding party looked like individuals before looking like group (or an assembly line).” They each carried bouquets of roses, astilbes, and lots of greenery, including eucalyptus seeds, ivy vines, and clovers. ”The ceremony took place on a brick patio with a beautiful fountain as the backdrop,” Erin said.  ”I didn’t want an overly literal, color coordinated, conventional wedding. I wanted an effortless vibe that was both romantic and unique.” To beat the summer heat, guests were served sparkling watermelon hibiscus, and mint and cucumber basil flavored waters from beverage dispensers. Long reception tables were decorated with patterned runners, mercury glass centerpieces, and candles. The newlyweds’ best advice? “Try to be at peace with things you cannot fully control. Whether that be discussions around the guest list, issues with vendors, the weather, or just life events that do not ultimately revolve around your wedding (although you’d like to think they do). These things tend to create the most unnecessary stress,” she said. And after it was all said and done, it was time to honeymoon in throughout Africa, visiting Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. How adventurous! See the full board here.

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Apr
03
Elizabeth + Peter: A Casual Summer Virginia Historic Home Wedding By Jack Looney Photography
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Photos: Jack Looney PhotographyEvent Planner: A. Dominick EventsCeremony Venue: University of Virginia ChapelReception Venue:Ash Lawn-HighlandBridal Gown from Mira Bridal CoutureHair and Makeup Artist: BristlesInvitations: Paper Rock ScissorsFloral Designer: Flowers by NatalieBridesmaid Dresses: J.CrewCaterer: Champagne Taste CateringReception Music: The Jangling ReinhartsCake: Cakes by Rachel

Elizabeth and Peter were married in a traditional church ceremony at the University of Virginia followed by an outdoor reception at Ash Lawn-Highland in Charlottesville, Va. on August 10. They first met at a happy hour, while in graduate school in Chicago. After graduation, Elizabeth moved to Minneapolis and Peter to Dallas for jobs. ”He proposed after a year of long distance – the distance definitely strengthened our relationship and brought us closer together,” Elizabeth said. Guests saved the date with hand-drawn maps. When it came time for the big day, it was raining, but it cleared up just in time. The bride wore a fit ‘n’ flare lace wedding gown, accessorized with a finger-tip length veil, while the groom wore a gray suit, accessorized with silver vest and navy blue ties. ”After the ceremony we had a receiving line with a lemonade hour so that we could talk to everyone and take pictures before the reception,” she said. Fun fact: the venue is the former estate of James Monroe, and menu cards were attached to bags of peanuts because that’s what the state is best known for! The newlyweds’ best advice? ”Don’t forget to enjoy the day!” Elizabeth said. “It’s easy to get wrapped up in the little things, but the day flies by so make sure to really take it in.” In addition to a wedding cake, there was also a groom’s cake shaped like a dinosaur. See the full board here.

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Feb
04
Crystal + David: A Rustic Red, Orange, and Brown Fall South Carolina Historic Home Wedding By LindseyK Photography
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Photos: LindseyK PhotographyVenue: The Ivy PlaceFloral Designer: New Creations Flower CompanyDress Designer: Casablanca BridalHair and Makeup Artist: Allison Allran; Groom’s Attire: Jones New York Shoes: Alex MarieRentals: Dahlias Floral Design & Vintage DecorOfficiants: Joel Delph and Eric Ryan; Ceremony Musician: Adam Rose; Caterer: Plate PerfectCake: Tizzerts Bakery

Crystal and David were married at The Ivy Place in Lancaster, S.C. this past November. ”It was a beautiful fall day and close to 60 degrees,” Crystal said. “It did get cloudy the hour before the ceremony, but it was still very nice!” Guests were greeted with a wooden welcome sign and lots of pumpkins. The bride wore a sweetheart ball gown with a beaded bodice, while the groom wore a gray suit, accessorized with a red tie and pocket square. Approximately 100 guests watched as the couple proclaim their vows and symbolize it by combining two different colors of sand in a mason jar. The reception boasted a Southern vibe with vintage accents. Tables were decorated with rose, hydrangea, dahlia, and scabiosa pod centerpieces surrounded with moss and homemade apple butter favors at each place setting. To fill their tummies with goodies, buttercream frosted cake was served as well as ice cream in mini martini glasses. See the full board here.

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Jan
06
Janet + Ricardo: A Pink and Orange Hawaii Historic Home Wedding By Rachel Robertson Photography
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Photos: Rachel Robertson PhotographyEvent Planning: Diana Caro-Salvador of Oahu WeddingFloral Design: FlowergirlsRentals: Les SaisonsVenue: Loulu Palm Estate; Bride’s Gown: Enzoani from La Belle Boutique; Hair and Makeup: Dorys Foltin of Maleana Cosmetics; Groom’s Attire by Jos. A. Bank ; Officiant: Kahu Bruce B. Ah Leong; Ceremony Music: Jon Basebase; Catering: The Catering Connection; Equipment Rentals: Les Saisons; Cake by A Cake Life; Invitations by Bradley & Lily Fine Stationery

Janet and Ricardo were married at Loulu Palm Estate in Oahu, H.I. on May 2. ”Hawaii is like our second home,” Janet said. “We had been going there once a year for last few years and were in love with the food, people, weather, and lifestyle. We wanted our family and friends to experience and hopefully fall in love with Hawaii the way we did.” The ceremony was held on the venue’s lawn with the ocean as their scenic backdrop. ”My dad did not get to see the dress prior to this day,” she said. “I wanted it to be a surprise not only for Ricardo, but for my dad as well. As soon as he saw me, the tears started rolling not only from him, but from me too.  It was a moment I will never forget.” The color scheme for the reception? Pink and orange! Guests sat in a clear-top tent surrounded by decorative branches and tropical orange orchid centerpieces. ”We really wanted to make sure we had awesome food,” Janet said. “Everything from a whole pig, poketinis, summer rolls, mini moco locos, surf and turf, and mochi ice cream while we danced to cool us off!” By the end of the night, a romantic glow of twinkling cafe lights were lit, and a three-tiered cascading floral cake was cut. See the full board here.

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