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Dec
11
Kayla + Matt: Elegant Dual-Location International Wedding by Erica Chan Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Erica Chan Photography; Venue: The University Women’s Club of Vancouver at Hycroft; Wedding Coordinator: Elena Murzello; Gown: Claire Pettibone from Primrose & Finch; Veil: Helen Martin Bridal Veils from Primrose & Finch; Hair: Kelly of Kelly’s Hair Studio; Makeup: Sajan Hayre and Gaylene Ray; Groom’s Attire: Ike Behar; Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung; Flowers: Quince Fine Florals; Wedding Rings: Tacori from Harling’s Jewellers; Earrings and Hair Pins: BHLDN; Bride’s Shoes: Rachel Simpson; Rentals: A&B Rentals; Catering: Emelle’s Catering; Favors: Lil and Jill Designs and Clementine Weddings; Band: SideOne

Kayla and Matt were married in the St. John’s College Chapel at the University of Cambridge in the U.K., followed by a reception at the University Women’s Club of Vancouver at Hycroft in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on September 3 and 4, 2014. Kayla stunned in a lace gown with a scoop neckline and cap sleeves. She donned an updo and carried a beautiful bouquet of pastel pink garden roses, pink foxglove, ivory dahlias, and greenery. Her ‘maids looked radiant in silk emerald green A-line dresses with varying necklines and statement necklaces. The men looked handsome in classic black tuxedos. “We were keen to have our ceremony in a place that was meaningful to both of us, so our college chapel at Cambridge was a natural choice,” Kayla explained. Following their nuptials, they had a champagne reception and then an intimate dinner at a pub across the street. Close friends and family then flew to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for a reception at a beautiful mansion covered in ivy. The cocktail hour consisted of lawn games such as bocce and croquet, and garden-themed cocktails such as gin and tonics and earl grey martinis. Guests took snapshots of themselves for the guest book and found their scripted escort cards in a moss-lined silver tray. “For both our receptions we were very keen to have lots of good wine and good food on hand – and figured the rest would follow,” Kayla said of the celebrations. Guests sat on the garden terrace at round white linen tables featuring candelabra centerpieces. Family members and friends enjoyed a sit-down dinner of bison and pacific salmon among other food. Guests were given vintage map magnets which were placed inside custom favor bags. Dancing followed, as well as the cutting of a three-tier red velvet cake adorned with flowers. Kayla’s best advice? “Unless you have a lot of time on your hands and an intense love of details, budgeting, and decision-making, be sure to enlist the help of a wedding planner.” See the full board here.

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May
08
Rachel + Russ: An Intimate Spring New York Historic Mansion Wedding By Cappy Hotchkiss Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Cappy Hotchkiss PhotographyEvent Planner: Kelsey O EventsFloral Designer: Monica Chimes FloralVenue: Oak HillDress Designer: Anne Barge from KleinfeldVeil: BHLDNHair Stylist: Ultimate ImageMakeup Artist: Lauren Conklin for FACE StockholmGroom’s Attire: Hugo BossOfficiant: Rabbi Jeffery Sirkman; Ceremony Musician: Hank Lane MusicRentals and Caterer: Matt Miller Culinary ProductionsTent: Sperry TentsDJ: Hank Lane Music

Rachel and Russ were married at Oak Hill overlooking the Catskill Mountains in Hudson, N.Y. last spring. “Russ and I knew from the get go that we didn’t want to get married in the city and really wanted an outdoor wedding,” Rachel said. “Once we had chosen the location, everything else seemed to come together perfectly.” The bride wore a striped lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with her hair down in loose curls and a shoulder-length veil, while the groom wore a dark gray suit, accessorized with a polka dot bow tie and striped socks. How did guests arrive? On yellow school buses! Since there was no bridal party, “we decided to ask four close friends and family members to hold up the chuppah,” she said. Following signing of the ketubah, the reception was held underneath a to-die-for sailcloth tent. “Since we met when we were 14, we have a long history and wanted to incorporate those memories into the wedding,” Rachel said. “We chose to assign table numbers based on important dates in our lives and included blurbs explaining the significance of each.” Tables were decorated with white linens, burlap runners, and mason jar centerpieces filled with none other than peonies. The newlyweds performed their first dance to “You Really Got a Hold On Me” by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. Later in the evening, Rachel’s parents’ wedding song was played as a thank you tribute. How sweet! Plus, “Russ’s grandmother hand painted a cake topper that everyone in his family has used on the top of their wedding cakes over the years,” she said. “Although we had cupcakes instead of a cake, we still displayed the cake topper to keep up the tradition.” See the full board here.

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Sep
20
Daron + Brett: An Elegant Gray and Purple Georgia Mansion Wedding By Nadia D. Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Nadia D. Photography

From the front door entrance, lamp aisle markers, and living room lounge, the Flint Hill mansion brought everything indoors outside to suit Daron and Brett’s theme. Ceremony programs were housed in a wooden mailbox covered in moss and string lights were hung above chairs. Daron walked down the aisle wearing a Maggie Sottero lace wedding dress and carrying a textured bouquet of calla lilies, orchids, and feathers. Brett celebrated their first kiss as newlyweds with a fist pump as the bride’s mother wiped her tears with an embroidered handkerchief. Guests sipped on Firefly lemonade drinks during the reception, and the couple made a special request to have some privacy during their meal. “Our wedding planners went the distance to make sure that we were both able to feel connected to our guests and have an . . . [intimate] dining experience,” Daron said. Following dinner and dancing, they had a bubbly exit! See the full board here.

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