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Carly + Ryan: Laidback Handmade Lake Wedding by Kelley Jordan Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Kelley Jordan Photography; Ceremony Venue: Central Park Chapel; Reception Venue: Eldean Shipyard; Gown: Maggie Sottero at Becker’s Bridal; Hair: Jennifer Grace Bridal Hair Stylist; Makeup: Faces by Linda G; Groom’s Attire: Ralph Lauren; Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew

Carly and Ryan were married at Central Park Chapel followed by a reception at Eldean Shipyard in Holland, Mich. on June 7. Carly looked stunning in a chiffon and lace gown complete with illusion lace short sleeves and a scalloped v-neckline. She donned her hair in an intricate chignon and carried a bouquet of peonies, ranunculus, and roses. Her ‘maids looked fabulous in short v-neck navy blue dresses. The groom wore a light gray suit with a blue checkered tie. His groomsmen complemented his look by donning gray dress pants, white button-down shirts, and matching neck ties. “We wanted our wedding to be simple, relaxed, and fun,” Carly said. “Since we wanted to get married near Lake Michigan, the chapel on the lake was a natural fit.” The couple tied the knot in front of 230 friends and family members in the chapel. Guests enjoyed drinks in koozie favors after the ceremony ended and before the reception began. “The boat shed venue provided us with a blank slate to be creative with homemade decorations and a lot of personal touches,” Carly said of the reception space. Personal touches included an oar guestbook for people to sign, a rustic lantern where guests could drop off cards, as well as photos of the couple. Guests sat at round tables covered in white linens, each featuring simple floral centerpieces and mini chalkboard table numbers. “At one point during our reception Ryan and I took a step back and just watched as all of our friends and family were there to celebrate us and our marriage,” Carly said. Everyone danced the night away and then sent the bride and groom off into their new life with a sparkler exit. Carly’s advice for couples? “Have fun with the wedding planning process.” See the full board here.

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Amy + Ryan: A Rustic Navy Blue And Sage Green Spring Indiana Barn Wedding By Kelley Jordan Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photo: Kelley Jordan PhotographyEvent Planner: Rachel Barr; Venue: Avon Wedding BarnDress Designer: Galina from David’s BridalGrooms Attire: Banana Republic; Bridesmaid Dresses: J. CrewHair & Makeup Artist: La Dolce Salon and SpaFloral Designer: JP Parker FlowersOfficiant: Jack Needham; Caterer/Cake: Jonathan Byrd’sDJ: Midwest Sound

Amy and Ryan were married at Avon Wedding Barn in Avon, Ind. on May 10. We didn’t want a long engagement, and we love the outdoors; so we decided on a spring wedding with nature as our backdrop,” Amy said. The bride wore a strapless lace  fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down braid loose curls, while the groom wore a dark gray suit, accessorized with a solid tie. Bridesmaids wore short “dusty shale” chiffon dresses in various necklines and carried bouquets of garden roses, dogwoods, jasmines, baby’s breath, and dusty millers. Notice the groomsmen’s socks? So many patterns — stripes, argyles, and polka dots! “We were fortunate to have our wedding on a sunny and 75 degree day,” she said. The ceremony took place underneath huge, ancient catalpa tree, which is known for it’s heart-shaped leaves. Once it was official, it was time for the reception inside the barn. “The reception was all about good food and good music,” Amy said. “I think we accomplished both!” Guests were greeted with a chalkboard seating assignments board, tables were decorated with white linens, navy blue napkins, and metallic wine bottle centerpieces. A special dance took place after dinner “where everyone puts on crazy patterned socks and dances to ‘Footloose,'” she said. The newlyweds’ best advice? “Allow people to help you,” she said. “If you can’t afford an event planner or day-of coordinator, you might be surprised how willing your family and friends are to step in and make sure you have the wedding of your dreams.” See the full board here.

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