Posts Tagged ‘intimate weddings’

Jul
10
Audra + Jeremy: An Intimate Outdoor Fall California Wedding by Melissa McClure Photography
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Photo by Melissa McClure Photography; Venue: Rancho Valencia Resort; Hair and Makeup: Audra Rene and Judith D Hair and Makeup; Groom’s Attire: J.Crew and Nordstrom; Groom’s Shoes: Shoes by Cole Haan; Wedding Gown: David’s Bridal; Floral Design: Organic Elements; Videography: Quixotic Weddings

Audra and Jeremy were married at Rancho Valencia Resort in Rancho Santa Fe, Ca. on November 1. “Both of us decided that we wanted a small, intimate wedding,” Audra said. Intimate it was, Audra and Jeremy chose to have their own private ceremony with just the two of them. “We knew it would be near impossible to get our immediate families in the same location,” Audra explained. “And we felt that it wouldn’t be fair to have one of our sides there, and not the other.” The bride opted for a strapless lace gown with an open back and accessorized with a neutral-colored sash with floral accents. She carried a bouquet made up of roses, succulents, scabiosa pods, billy balls, and anemones. Her groom donned a gray suit paired with a yellow tie and brown dress shoes. Following the ceremony held beneath the palm trees, the couple dined fireside and enjoyed champagne as well as a white fondant cake with fresh berries and personalized wire topper. Audra had no regrets about making her wedding day a private affair. “Dreams of a small intimate wedding? Do it,” she encouraged. “No one dictates how things need to be. It really is about the two people exchanging vows, and the magnitude of that.” See the full board here.

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Jul
01
Alexis + Andrew: An Intimate Winter Oklahoma Castle Wedding By Sheradee Hurst Photography
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Photos: Sheradee Hurst PhotographyVenue: Castle FallsDress Designer: Maggie SotteroFloral Designer: Trochta’s FlowersGroom’s Attire: Vera WangHair and Makeup Artist: Amanda Sumpter; Shoes: American EagleOfficiant: Charles Williams 

Alexis and Andrew were married at Castle Falls in Oklahoma City, Okla. on December 21. ”Andrew and I are always laughing together and couldn’t imagine spending our lives without each other,” Alexis said. “We have been so blessed that we have been able to grow up together, and even more blessed that we get to continue growing together.” The bride wore a sweetheart mermaid wedding gown with a beaded bodice, accessorized with a faux fur bolero, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with velvet bow tie. ”I wanted something classy and vintage-inspired, and I wanted my bouquet to look as though I went outside and picked the flowers out of a field,” she said. Despite a massive ice storm the morning of the wedding, all of 70 guests arrived safe and sound to see the couple say, “I do” in front of a fireplace. ”After the ceremony, we went outside and took pictures,” Alexis said. “The freeze made them absolutely that much more stunning.” Cocktail hour began with a hot chocolate stand complete with peppermints, marshmallows, whipped cream, and cinnamon. Plus, customized cup holders! ”Andrew and I wanted pictures displayed, so my grandpa built a frame, and we put our baby pictures on it.,” she said. “He put so much time into it, and it is something I will have forever.” Tables were decorated with all-white linens, tall mercury glass candelabra centerpieces, and “anything that revolved around natural colors and a winter theme,” Alexis said. Thought grandpa was the only one to make something? Wrong. Grandma made the naked cake decorated with fresh fruits. The Mr. and Mrs. “happily ever after” ended with a birdseed toss send-off. ”It was such a perfect and special day,” she said. “We wanted to stay and spend time with our family, but our honeymoon in Washington D.C. awaited.” See the full board here.

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Jun
03
Ashley + Chris: An Intimate Lace-Inspired Fall California Ranch Wedding By Brooke Beasley Photography
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Photos: Brooke Beasley PhotographyEvent Planner: Christina Andrews WeddingsJewelry: TacoriDress Designer: Cymbeline from L’Fay BridalShoes: Jimmy ChooHair Stylist: Katie ShyMakeup Artist: Sarah Resnick; Floral Designer: Garden PartyVenue: Calistoga RanchGroom’s Attire: ArmaniBridesmaid Dresses: J.CrewCeremony Musicians: Dave Ritz MusicOfficiant: Father Tom Dowling; Rentals: Classic Party RentalsReception Musicians: Dave Ritz MusicCake: Patisserie Angelica

Ashley and Chris were married at Calistoga Ranch in Calistoga, Calif. on September 22. ”We met five years ago at work, we instantly were drawn to each other’s dry sense of humor,” Ashley said. “There has not been a day that has gone by since the day we met that we don’t make each other laugh!” The bride wore a backless lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with a ruffled skirt, accessorized with a chapel-length veil, while the groom wore black suit, accessorized with a white tie. ”My husband didn’t want groomsmen, but I wasn’t getting married without my bests by my side!” she said. “Sure, it’s not traditional, but who cares?” Bridesmaids wore long pink chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of roses and hydrangeas. ”Guests arrived by party bus and were immediately greeted with custom pre-ceremony cocktails and parasols to beat the 80-degree heat,” Ashley said. The outdoor nuptials took place underneath a rustic branch arch hung with a crystal chandelier. ”Napa is such a gorgeous place to get married, and I really wanted to enhance the natural beauty with a ton of flowers,” she said. The newlyweds best advice? “Keep the wedding about you and your future husband because at the end of the day thats all that matters,” Ashley said. She was intent on having a sheer tent for the reception. But because of the shape of the lawn, it had to be custom-made. “I really wanted a rustic romantic wedding with classic touches that would never go out of style,” she said. “I didn’t want to look back at pictures and think ‘oh that was a trend.’” Tables were decorated with mercury glass centerpieces, lace runners, and family-style meals. ”Post-dinner, we went into the Wine Cave, which was set up with lounge furniture, lighting, an open bar, and a DJ!” Ashley said. See the full board here.

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