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Erica + John: Elegant Lavender Valentine’s Day Wedding by Cindy Lee Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Cindy Lee Photography; Venue: Palladium Saint Louis; Planner: Maggie Echwald with the Palladium; Gown: Allure Bridals from The Ultimate Bride; Shoes: Valentino; Groom’s Attire: Jos A. Bank; Flowers: Soulard Florist; Jewelry: David Kodner; DJ: Crucial Entertainment; Cake: Sarah’s Cake Shop; Bridesmaid Dresses: Custom dresses from Little Ruffles Bridal on Etsy; Hair: Rachel Shepard; Makeup: Stephanie Jacobsmeyer

 Erica and John were married at the Palladium Saint Louis in St. Louis, Mo. on February 14. The bride looked stunning in an all-lace strapless gown with long wavy hair and a beaded trim veil. She carried a bouquet of roses, peonies, silver brunia balls, hypericum berries, and lamb’s ear. Her closest girlfriends opted for custom chiffon gowns in lavender and gray. The groom and his men donned gray suits with mix-and-match purple patterned neck ties. “I loved being hands on, fully involved in the creation and design of my wedding,” Erica said. “Though I drove myself crazy doing all the small projects, I would do those projects again!” The pair tied the knot in a big modern space with purple uplighting. A reception followed, and the wedding party sat at a head table. Other guests looked to the chalkboard to find their escort cards, where they were then led to round tables with hydrangea and curly willow centerpieces. “We strove to create a wedding which reflected our unique and individual personalities blended together as one,” Erica explained. The room was full of wintry details, including a snowflake light pattern that was projected on the wall. The groom’s little sister played Chinese music during dinner to keep guests entertained. After they ate, the newlyweds cut their three-tier cake adorned with flowers. Erica’s best advice? “Remember that the day is about you and your husband. Make it a reflection of yourself and your personality.” We couldn’t agree more! See the full board here.

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Danielle + Brad: A Rustic Lavender And Sage Green Spring California Ranch Wedding By William Innes Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: William Innes PhotographyVenue: Santa Margarita RanchEvent Planner: Tricia Dahlgren EventsDress Designer: Enzoani from Pebbles BridalFloral Designer: Adornments Flowers & FineryHair and Makeup Artist: Bliss Bridal BeautyShoes: Ivanka TrumpBridesmaid Dresses: J.CrewGroom’s Attire: The Black TuxCaterer: Two Cooks CateringRentals: We Got You Cover’dCake: The CakeryDJ: Kramer Events

Danielle and Brad were married at Santa Margarita Ranch in Santa Margarita, Calif. on May 31. “We wanted the wedding to be fun and unpretentious,” Danielle said. “We are both fairly casual and low maintenance people, so we didn’t want to go crazy over details, or kill each other.” The bride wore a strapless lace mermaid wedding gown, accessorized with a lavender sash, while the groom wore a gray three-piece suit, accessorized with a solid tie. Bridesmaids wore short sage green chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of hydrangeas, sweet peas, and seeded eucalyptus. “Whenever we go to weddings, we always sit through a long ceremony in the sun and think, ‘I wish I had a cocktail for this; I wish this was shorter.’ When we approached the wedding planning process, we decided to serve drinks beforehand and make the it short and sweet. We wanted to enjoy the time with our family and friends,” she said. Guests were also greeted with a chalkboard sign that said, “Today, two families become one. We ask that you please pick a seat and not a side.” Fun fact: Brad’s dad officiated the ceremony! Escort cards were attached to mason jars — a personalized favor combo. “Since we were having the reception in a barn, we wanted to use rustic elements without making it feel like a hoedown,” Danielle said. Tables were decorated with wooden box centerpieces atop burlap runners, chalkboard numbers, charger plates, and menu cards at each place setting. “I love horses and grew up riding horses competitively,” she said. “At the end of my sister’s speech, she brought out a mini horse named Dazzle that did tricks as our wedding gift. He was so cute, and it was such a surprise.” The newlyweds performed their first dance to Brad Paisley’s “Then,” and cut into a three-tiered buttercream frosted cake afterwards (without smashing it in each other’s faces). See the full board here.

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Madeleine + Andy: A Rainy Day Lavender Virginia Farm Wedding by Kathleen Hertel Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photo by Kathleen Hertel Photography; Wedding Planning by Angela Porter of Gioia Events; Venue/Catering/Cake: Patowmack Farm;  Wedding Gown by Liancarlo from Carine’s Bridal Atelier; Bridesmaid Dresses by Monique Lhuillier from Bella Bridesmaid ; Hair by Alison Harper and Company; Groom’s Attire from Men’s Wearhouse; Floral Design by Tyson’s Flower Affair; Ceremony Programs by Wedding Paper Divas; Ceremony Music by Anthem from Sam Hill Entertainment; Officiant: Reverend Jim Burch; Reception Music by DJ D-Mac & Associates; Dance Instruction: Dance Factory; Favors by Holy Honey

Madeleine and Andy were married at Patowmack Farm in Lovettsville, Va. on October 12. The bride looked flawless in a sweetheart mermaid lace and tulle dress. She accessorized with a blush satin sash and delicate drop earrings. Under her veil she wore a tightly-styled updo. The bride held a bouquet of lavender and white roses, accented with dusty miller. The groom and his men looked dapper in gray tuxedos and matched the bridal party by adding a lavender neck tie. Madeleine’s closest pals stunned in lavender chiffon halter dresses and carried stock and rose bouquets.  “As Andy and I were about to say our vows, it began to rain again and I was thinking—oh no—but in conversations after the wedding, our guests said the rain during our vows was so romantic because it brought a mist and fog around us,” Madeleine said. The 100 guests tossed lavender seeds at the couple during the recessional. The reception followed in a tented area where lights were strung overhead for a romantic feel. The guests were then greeted by lavender sprig escort cards, where they were brought to round tables with white linens and floral centerpieces. “We are both “foodies” and wanted our wedding to be an all around great party with good music, good wine and craft beer, and most importantly, good, local and sustainable food,” Madeleine said. With that, the guests enjoyed everything from butternut squash soup shooters to salmon tartare. After dinner guests dug into a spread of apple, pumpkin, and paw paw pies. Needless to say- they got fed! Madeleine’s advice to brides-to-be? “Take a step back as many times as you can on your wedding day to just soak it all in.” See the full board here.

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