Posts Tagged ‘historic home weddings’

Dec
08
Kelly + Aaron: Elegant Historic Home California Wedding by Jeff + Amber
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

titledPhotos: Jeff + AmberVenue: The Maxwell HousePlanner: Kaci Mallat of XOXO WeddingsGown: Maggie Sottero from Jinny’s Bridal; Shoes: ModClothHair: Lynn Dickenson of Joseph Lamar SalonMakeup: Joleen RizzoFlowers: LA Flower DistrictRentals: Orchid Rentals; Dessert: Whisk Gluten Free Bakery

Kelly and Aaron were married at The Maxwell House in Pasadena, Calif. on August 23. The bride looked radiant in a strapless lace and tulle gown, with her hair donned in an elaborate updo. She carried a bouquet of white roses and hydrangeas, that the bride put together herself. Her ‘maids donned various short black dresses and carried orange rose bouquets. The groom and his men looked dashing in dark three-piece suits and pale green neck ties. The pair tied the knot in the garden of The Maxwell House as 100 guests looked on in wooden folding chairs. The ceremony featured three adorable flower girls in pink ruffled dresses, and lots of personal touches. “We wrote the ceremony and then collaborated with our officiant to make it a ceremony that was really special to us,” Kelly said. A reception followed inside where guests sat at round tables with white linens and pink cafe au lait dahlia centerpieces. Tables were named after famous married couples. “My face hurt because I couldn’t smile big enough,” Kelly said. ” There was so much love in the air.” The fireplace was decorated with Polaroids of the couple throughout their relationship and the dessert display featured sprinkled donuts and cupcakes. Kelly put her big day in perspective for future newlyweds. “All of the people coming to your party are going to be there because they love you and want to celebrate with you, not because they are expecting the best centerpieces ever created,” she said. See the full board here.

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Aug
18
Alexis + Josh: A Cheerful Sunshine Yellow Spring Ohio Historic Home Wedding By Maiko Media
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Maiko MediaVenue: The Glendale LyceumFloral Designer: The Glendale FloristDress Designer: Enzoani from Bridal and FormalInvitations: Creative Invites and EventsHair Stylist: Cherly CramerMakeup Artist: BridefaceGroom’s Attire: Peppe Ramundo and SonBridesmaid Dresses: David’s BridalShoes: Kohl’sCeremony Musician: Josh Woods; Officiant: Chad Ricks; Rentals: A Gogo Event RentalsCaterer: Chef’s Choice CateringCake: Annie Hoffman

Alexis and Josh were married at The Glendale Lyceum in Glendale, Ohio on May 24. “We were having an outdoor ceremony in May, in Ohio, who knows what the weather would be like at that time?” Alexis said. “We had a very solid backup plan in case it rained, but no bride wants to have to do that. All week everyone kept asking if I looked at the weather, and I kept responding ‘No, I am not looking until Thursday night.’ It ended up being a perfect day!” The bride wore a strapless tulle ball gown, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, while the groom wore a light gray suit, accessorized with a bow tie. Bridesmaids wore long yellow chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of peonies, roses, and stocks. “I would not change a single thing about my wedding. Well, except for the groom’s and groomsmen’s socks. They were The University of Michigan socks, and I am an Ohio State fan,” she said. Following the proceedings, the reception took place inside the tea room. Tables were decorated with gray linens, navy blue napkins, tall floral centerpieces atop mirrors, and homemade buckeye ball favors at each place setting. “I graduated college with an art studio and art education degree, so I knew I would be coming up with a lot of the details myself,” she said. “My husband however is very traditional, so I knew we would have to incorporate both of our personalities in the wedding. I knew I wanted bright colors and a very ‘spring-like’ feel.” Next to the gifts and cards, guests were encouraged to sign a book filled with photos, and were showcased on a map of exactly where they traveled from. The newlyweds performed their first dance to “Amazed” by Lonestar, and exited amongst a sea of sparklers at the end of the night, ready for their honeymoon in Jamaica. “Not worrying about anything allowed me to enjoy marrying my best friend and really appreciate him and the people around me,” Alexis 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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Jul
14
Erin + Andrew: A Classic Neutral Summer California Historic Home Wedding By John Schnack Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

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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