Posts Tagged ‘romantic weddings’

Jul
14
Erin + Andrew: A Classic Neutral Summer California Historic Home Wedding By John Schnack Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: John Schnack PhotographyVenue: Darlington HouseDress Designer: Sarah Seven from Lovely Bride LAHair and Makeup Artist: TEAM Hair & MakeupShoes: Saks Fifth AvenueFloral Designer: Modern BouquetGroom’s Attire: Requisite ClothingJ.Crew and The Tie BarBridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN and Free PeopleCeremony Musician: Eric BrownCaterer: Coast Catering

Erin and Andrew were married at the Darlington House in La Jolla, Calif. on August 23. ”The inspiration for the overall design of the wedding began with our venue, a historic Spanish estate built in 1925,” says Erin said. “There are beautiful trees and rose bushes amongst the property, and I wanted those exterior colors to stand out, so I kept the color palette really natural.” The bride wore an airy, a-line wedding gown with lace appliques, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, while the groom wore a black tuxedo, accessorized with a bow tie. ”For my three bridesmaids, I had them chose a dress on their own,” she said. ”It was important that our wedding party looked like individuals before looking like group (or an assembly line).” They each carried bouquets of roses, astilbes, and lots of greenery, including eucalyptus seeds, ivy vines, and clovers. ”The ceremony took place on a brick patio with a beautiful fountain as the backdrop,” Erin said.  ”I didn’t want an overly literal, color coordinated, conventional wedding. I wanted an effortless vibe that was both romantic and unique.” To beat the summer heat, guests were served sparkling watermelon hibiscus, and mint and cucumber basil flavored waters from beverage dispensers. Long reception tables were decorated with patterned runners, mercury glass centerpieces, and candles. The newlyweds’ best advice? “Try to be at peace with things you cannot fully control. Whether that be discussions around the guest list, issues with vendors, the weather, or just life events that do not ultimately revolve around your wedding (although you’d like to think they do). These things tend to create the most unnecessary stress,” she said. And after it was all said and done, it was time to honeymoon in throughout Africa, visiting Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. How adventurous! See the full board here.

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Apr
28
Debra + Nick: A Romantic Red and Gray Winter South Carolina Plantation Wedding By Richard Bell Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Nathan Bell of Richard Bell PhotographyEvent Coordinator: Jessica Cruz; Venue: Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation & GardensDress Designer: Allure from Bridals by JodiHair & Makeup Artist: Generations of DesignsGroom and Groomsmen Attire: Vera Wang from Men’s WearhouseBirdcage Veil: Veiled by Cha ChaHeadpiece: Tess KimShoes: Design Your PedestalRings: David S. DiamondsFloral Designer: Country & Lace FloristCeremony Musicians: Palmetto StringsOfficiant: Doug FarmerBridesmaids Dresses: Watters from Bridals by JodiCaterer: Mosaic CateringFavors: River Street SweetsDJ: River Rush EntertainmentCake: Sugar Bakeshop

Debra and Nick were married at Carriage House at Magnolia Plantations & Gardens in Charleston, S.C. on January 3. ”We knew that we wanted a special destination and Chaleston, our first weekend getaway as a couple, fit the bill,” Debra said. “We originally wanted to get married on New Year’s Eve, but we settled on January 3, 2014 — taking a gamble on the fickleness of a Southern winter.” The bride wore a sweetheart wedding gown with a ruched bodice and ruffled skirt, accessorized with a birdcage veil and rosette peep-toe kitten heels, while the groom wore a black suit, silver vest, and white pocket square. ”In terms of decor, we went with a rustic theme using gray, burlap, and ivory linens with pops of red,” she said. Bridesmaids wore long chiffon dresses and carried bright bouquets of roses, berries, dusty millers, and scabiosa pods. ”A cold front rolled in the day before our wedding, dropping the temperatures from 60s to 30s,” Debra said. “Our bridal party was full of troopers because they all agreed to remain sleeveless and without coats.” The reception followed inside with candlelit centerpieces, praline favor bags, and several traditional Okinawan dances. See the full board here.

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Apr
14
Victoria + Cameron: A Romantic Navy Blue and Gold Fall Washington Farm Wedding By Arlene Chambers Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Arlene Chambers PhotographyFloral Designer: An Occasion FlowersHair Stylist: Megan Raymond; Makeup Artist: TimareeDress Designer: Pronovias from La Belle Elaine’s BridalGroom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s WearhouseVenue: Lord Hill FarmsInvitations: Wedding Paper DivasOfficiant:Phil ManginelliCeremony Musician: Hillary Skalsky; Cake: Stacy Kowalchuk; DJ: Seattle Wedding DJ

Victoria and Cameron were married at Lord Hill Farms in Snohomish, Wa. on October 6. ”We knew that having a wedding in Washington in October could mean rain on our special day and cold,” Victoria said. “Leading up to it all the forecasts said rain. We even had our rehearsal indoors because we figured the weather would not be great. But on our wedding day the sun came out and it was the most beautiful day ever!” The bride wore a sweetheart lace a-line wedding gown, accessorized with drop dangling earrings and a chapel-length veil, while the groom wore a dark gray suit, accessorized with a white vest and navy blue tie to match the bridesmaid dresses. In lieu of programs, all of the ceremony details were handwritten on a chalkboard. The cutest moment? When Cameron’s nephews served as the ring bearers — one pulled the other in a wagon that featured a “Uncle Cam, Here Comes Your Bride!” sign on the back along with cans. ”It was so special because I always wanted an outdoor wedding,” she said. Following the nuptials, guests were escorted inside to the rustic-themed reception. Tables were decorated with vintage books, table number bookmarks, burlap squares, and bunting banners. You could even spot the two Korean wooden ducks on display! Did you know they symbolize peace, many children, and faithfulness? The newlyweds’ first dance was performed to “Never Say Never” by The Fray. “Cameron played this song when he told me he loved me, so it has always been special to us,” Victoria said. See the full board here.

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Mar
24
Joanne + Gerhard: A Romantic Blush and Champagne South African Outdoor Wedding by Louise Vorster Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Louise Vorster Photography; Venue: Toadbury Hall; Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss; Shoes: Call It Spring; Floral Designer: Blooms on the Boulevard; Hair Stylist: Hair on Wheels; Makeup Artist: CK Make-Up; Officiant: Raymond Nettman; Ceremony Musician: John Cranko; DJ: Dance Cafe

Joanne and Gerhard were married outside at Toadbury Hall in Johannesburg, South Africa on October 25. “I really love nature and my dream has always been to get married under a big tree with a lot of peonies,” Joanne said. “Our whole wedding was thus structured around the availability of peonies in South Africa, which is only a scarce two weeks of the year.” The bride wore a v-neck floor-length chiffon wedding gown with lace detailing and thin straps. She accessorized with a topaz necklace and a floral hair wreath sat atop her casually curled down hairstyle.  Her bridesmaids donned light blue dresses in various styles and also accessorized with floral wreaths too. The groom wore a casual navy blue suit with a black neck tie while his ‘men wore navy blue pants, white button-down shirts and suspenders. Following the ceremony, guests sat at long reception tables with candles and peony centerpieces. The couple opted for a cheese cake instead of a traditionally sweet one, which their guests enjoyed while the wedding party took photos. “My wedding was absolutely a fairy tale, it was everything I dreamt it would be and so much more,” she said. “Best thing is that I get to keep the groom.” See the full board here.

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