Posts Tagged ‘park weddings’

Aug
04
Briana + Dan: A Simple Blue Spring South Dakota Lodge Wedding By Cadey Reisner Weddings
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Cadey Reisner WeddingsVenue: State Game LodgeDress Designer: Maggie Sottero from Sanda RoseShoes: TomsGroom and Groomsmen Attire: Tip Top TuxBridesmaid Dresses: TevolioHair Stylist: Allison Stemper; Makeup Artist: Kelli VanVuuren; Floral Designer: Anna Lynne Claire; Officiant: Rick Pridey; Ceremony Musicians: Aubrey Bohl and Aaron and Kelli VanVuuren

Briana and Dan were married at State Park Lodge in Custer, S.D. on May 31. ”Neither Dan nor I were ever picky about decorations or the look we were hoping to capture,” Briana said. “We wanted everything about the day to focus on our commitment and love for God.” The bride wore a lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with an illusion neckline, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls and a pair of “something blue” wedges, while the groom wore a light gray three-piece suit, accessorized with a solid white tie. Bridesmaids wore short gray taffeta dresses in various necklines and carried bouquets of calla lilies. ”We had a dark, rainy day before the wedding and another dark rainy day after the wedding,” she said. “But as my groom promised for months, our day was 70 and sunny.” Guests were greeted with a chalkboard sign, which served double duty as the the program. During the ceremony, the couple performed a foot washing. A towel was customized with “And the two shall become one.” The newlyweds’ best advice? ”Enjoy your months of hard work and celebrate what you have created together with your love,” she said. “If you are anxious or worried, everyone around you will be as well. Take a deep breathe, relax, and others around you will pick up on your calmness too.” Dinner and dancing was held underneath a pavilion. ”Although the lace and pearls were beautiful, they were the perfect balance of casual and romantic, allowing nature to the the main decoration,” Briana said. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces, and nephews got first priority seating. ”We chose an acoustic version of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Lego,’” she said. See the full board here.

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May
21
Mandy + Jens: A Rustic Gray and Yellow Fall North Carolina Park Wedding By Anchor & Veil Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

 Photos: Anchor & Veil PhotographyVenue: Tanglewood Park

 Mandy and Jens were married at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, N.C. on October 5. The bride wore a sweetheart a-line wedding gown with a ruffled skirt, accessorized with a polka dot fingertip-length veil, while the groom wore a yellow button-up shirt and gray pants, accessorized with suspenders and a patterned tie. The only ‘maid wore a short black chiffon dress and carried a bouquet of roses and billy balls. Even the couple’s Yorkshire Terrier pup joined with a fashionable collar and leash. Guests were greeted with a wooden arrow sign that directed them to the ceremony and reception. To say Mandy made a grand entrance was an understatement — she arrived in a horse-drawn carriage. To symbolize their unity, they combined mason jars of sand together. The reception followed underneath a pavilion. Picnic tables were decorated with beer and wine bottles wrapped in twine, lace doilies, bird’s nests and eggs, and wooden slices with “W+M” carved into each one. “No two bottles were the same,” Mandy said. Dinner was served BBQ-style including, chicken, potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, and rolls. Everyone was encouraged to sign a square for a quilt that was to be sewn together as a keepsake (and in lieu of a guest book). After the now Mr. and Mrs. performed their first dance, the father-daughter dance was performed, but with a twist — her mother too.  ”Even though it’s not tradition, our closeness made it only right to dance with her the perfect song,” she said. See the full board here.

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Mar
27
Martha + Gabriel: A Pastel Summer Iowa Park Wedding By Dust Studios
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Dust StudiosHair Stylist: Ashley Yoder; Venue:Ledges State ParkGroom and Groomsmen Attire: Gap and ExpressRings: Ames SilversmithingCeremony Musicians: Isaac Schmidt, James Laugerman, Lissa Lecy, Brian Grootveld, and Lydia Yoder; Caterer: Hy-VeeReception Musicians: Meng Lo and Lorzone Lo

Martha and Gabriel were married at Ledges State Park in Ames, Iowa last summer. They first met on a trip to China, where they became friends. “It wasn’t until we returned to the U.S. and worked out that friendship more that we both became interested in each other,” Gabriel said. “Once I finally figured that much out, I took her to coffee, and the rest was history! Ten months later we were married!” The bride wore a floral applique wedding gown with an illusion neckline and back, while the groom wore a white button-up, gray pants, and suspenders with an orange bow tie. “First objective was to keep the focus on Christ, and the true meaning of marriage,” he said. “Our secondary priorities were budget of course, and the fact that the wedding and most of the reception would take place outside. We simply had a general theme and color scheme, and really went with anything we liked!” Before the ceremony, a first look was captured by their photographer, who is also Gabriel’s sister! The ceremony itself included 200 guests! However, the reception was held in a shelter near a river following. ”It provided an amazing summer sunset view throughout most of the evening,” Gabriel said. Their first dance? “The Lime Tree” by Trevor Hill. See the full board here.

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Feb
05
Halleh + Freeman: A Modern Eco-Friendly California Oceanside Park Wedding By Lisa Fitts Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Lisa Fitts PhotographyStationery: Five Acres AgencyCeremony Venue: Scripps ParkReception Venue: Admiral Baker ClubhouseOfficiant: Patricia ColemanCeremony and Reception Music: Hounddawg EntertainmentBouquets and Boutonnieres: San Diego Wholesale FlowersBride’s Gown: Mori Lee from Prevue Formal and BridalGroom’s Attire: Vera Wang BlackHair Stylist: Ada Murua; Makeup Artist: Jessye Flores KealohaCupcakes: Sprinkles Cupcakes

Halleh and Freeman were married at Scripps Park followed by a reception at Admiral Baker Clubhouse in San Diego, Calif. on August 3. ”Freeman grew up as a surfer in Santa Cruz, California and I have never lived away from the Pacific Ocean,” Halleh said. “We both feel incredibly connected to the water so when we thought of Scripps Park as a ceremony venue we were sold.” The bride wore a sweetheart ruffled ball gown, accessorized with sky-high peep-toe pumps with just the right amount of shimmer. ”I let the bridesmaids chose their own dresses,” she said. “All I asked is that they bought something blush and that they felt beautiful. Luckily, it worked out to be a beautiful bouquet of dresses and the shades really went well together!” Lots of details were DIY, including the driftwood arch the couple said, “I do” under, which was handmade by the bride’s sister and brother-in-law and potted succulent favors, which were planted by the bride months before the wedding, then creating the favor tags using a stamp and yarn. ”I wanted to create an environment that was not only a fun, beautiful event for our guests, but was very intimate and personal,” Halleh said. See the full board here.

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