Posts Tagged ‘romantic weddings’

Dec
23
Linda + Mike: Romantic Pastel City Ballroom Wedding by Laura Witherow Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Laura Witherow Photography; Ceremony Venue: St. Vincent de Paul; Reception Venue/Rentals/Cake: Hyatt Regency ChicagoPlanner: Debra Brash at the Hyatt Regency ChicagoGown: Mori Lee from House of Brides Couture; Hair and Makeup: Lauren Brashears; Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Formally Modern Tuxedo; Rings: Chicago Diamond CenterShoes: Kate SpadeFlowers: A Plus FlowersBridesmaid Dresses: Love Lane from Bella Bridesmaids; Stationery: Carlton Craft; Band: Hey Jimmy

Linda and Mike were married at St. Vincent de Paul Church, followed by a reception at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Ill. on May 24. The bride looked flawless in a ruffled mermaid gown with a ruched bodice and a soft wavy ‘do. She carried a clean bouquet of white peonies and her ‘maids donned blush strapless chiffon gowns. They carried bouquets featuring  ivory roses, hypericum berries, dusty miller, and eucalyptus. The groom and his men donned classic black tuxedos. The couple’s love for the city of Chicago was their wedding day inspiration. “We both love Chicago so much…so we wanted it to be a very romantic Chicago theme. We let the traditional and classic colors, feel do all the work,” Linda explained. The pair exchanged vows in front of 200 family members and friends in a traditional ceremony. Afterwards, cocktail hour followed on the terrace at the Hyatt Regency. The couple then made a grand entrance into the ballroom where they were presented as husband and wife, right as the curtains rose up and the city lights flooded in through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Their welcome table featured family wedding photos, a small wooden box for letters and cards, and mercury glass votive candles. Guests sat at round tables with white linens and gold chiavari chairs. Each table featured a tall green and white floral centerpiece and Chicago-themed table numbers, which were named for iconic city spots. The guests enjoyed the dinner and the band, and ended the night indulging in a classic buttercream cake with a sparkly monogrammed topper. Linda advises couples to prepare for the unexpected, but not to let it worry you. “Don’t stress beforehand about every detail that can go wrong. Something will go wrong,” she said. “And you won’t notice it. Remember the day is about you and your groom and that is all that matters.” See the full board here.

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Oct
21
Lori & Matt: Romantic Blush Summer Inn Wedding in Vermont by Hannah Weddings
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Hannah Weddings; Venue: The Woodstock Inn;  Planner: Alanna Mayor of Beauty Queen Events;  Gown: Pronovias; Shoes: J.Crew; Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew; Flowers: Michelle at Petals; Jeweler: Cynthia Britt; Music: Brian Nicks

Lori and Matt were married at the Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vt. on July 11. Lori looked breathtaking in a chiffon A-line gown with lace cap sleeves and a satin sash. She wore her hair in an updo and donned a short veil. Her ‘maids stunned in short chiffon dresses in various shades of blush and ivory. They carried bouquets of baby’s breath and floral clutches with cloth flowers, while Lori carried a romantic bouquet of soft roses. The groom and his men looked dapper in tan three-piece suits and pink ties. The couple officially tied the knot on the lawn of the Woodstock Inn in front of 160 friends and family members sitting in white folding chairs. The aisle was marked with white hydrangeas and spray roses. “We wanted a classy but casual wedding,” Lori said. “We were not overly concerned with details. We wanted the overall feel to be romantic and lovely.” A reception followed inside the inn, where guests sat at elegant round tables featuring floral centerpieces. The pair sat at a sweetheart table decorated with ivory linens and votive candles. After dinner, guests indulged in a three-tier cake adorned with ombre macaroons and a white hydrangea on top. Lori’s advice to engaged couples is simple and to the point, “Enjoy the day, get a wedding planner!” See the full board here.

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Sep
30
Laura + Danny: Romantic Red Fall Wedding in Florida by Soltren Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Soltren PhotographyCeremony Venue: Leu Gardens; Florist: Peddles; Tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse; Harpist: Kathleen with Harps Unlimited; Bride’s Gown: David’s BridalHair and Makeup: About Face Design Team; Reception Venue: Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant; First Dance on a Cloud & Market Lighting: Our DJ Rocks; Cake: Cut the Cake

Laura and Danny were married in Leu Gardens, followed by a reception at Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant in Orlanda, Fla. on October 11. The bride looked lovely in a fitted lace gown with a keyhole back. She wore her hair in a twisted low updo accessorized with a pearl pin and she donned red lipstick for the occasion. She carried a bouquet of red and white roses, pink cymbidium orchids, and snapdragons. Her sister wore a ruffled red floor-length gown as her bridesmaid.  Her groom and his best man wore black tuxedos, Danny opted for a light blue bow tie while his best man wore red. The ceremony featured Laura’s 7-year-old daughter as the flower girl in a white dress with a red sash. A harpist played Canon in D as Laura walked down the aisle with her father. Only family attended the ceremony. “It was a warm sunny day in October, the guests were given parasols during the ceremony which looked beautiful in the pictures,” Laura said. After becoming husband and wife, the newlyweds held the reception at a local Spanish tapas restaurant where friends joined the celebration. During the cocktail hour a Spanish guitarist played. The round tables featured romantic centerpieces of roses and votive candles. “I tried to keep my wedding as simple as possible,” Laura said. “The less you have going on – the less you have to worry about, and the more you can enjoy your day!” Guests enjoyed traditional Spanish cuisine such as paella among other delicious items. The dessert was a three-tier cake adorned with red roses, as well as a candy bar which guests could load up on for the ride home. We recommend taking Laura’s realistic advice! “No matter how much planning you do, something will not go the way you expected. My advice is to realize that now, so that you will be mentally prepared and not let it ruin your day.” See the full board here.

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Aug
27
Neely + Karl: Romantic Springtime Southern Barn Wedding by Freshly Bold Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Freshly Bold Photography; Floral Design: Flowers by the Shore; Groom’s Attire: Francia’s; Bridesmaid Dresses: Joanna August from Bella Bridesmaids;  Ceremony Music: The Jimmy Lumpkin Band; Rentals: SOHO Events and Rentals; Catering: Naman’s Catering; Cake: Couture Cakes; Venue: Private Barn; Hair: Rachel Spencer;  Makeup: Jerri Majors

Neely and Karl were married at a private barn in Silverhill, Ala. on April 26. “I wanted the theme of my wedding to be romantic, in every sense of the word!” Neely said. “I wanted a very intimate, vintage, traditional feel to the whole night!” The bride stunned in a fitted strapless lace gown and wore her chestnut brown hair in an intricate updo. She opted for minimal jewelry and carried a bouquet of light pink and white garden roses. Her ‘maids matched the romantic vibe perfectly in flowing floor-length blush-colored gowns with various necklines. The groom and his men donned gray three-piece suits, the groom differentiated himself by opting for a light blue vest and necktie, while the groomsmen went with white. ” The whole wedding, ceremony and reception were outdoors,” Neely said. “The ceremony itself was relaxed and traditional, performed by my granddaddy.” Guests sat in folding chairs, beside a lake, and watched Neely and Karl tie the knot. Afterwards, they walked up the hill to the reception, which was in a private barn. Guests were encouraged to sign a wooden table along with a guestbook. The couple added many personal touches such as a family photo display and a cute dessert display. Rustic touches such as whimsical handwritten signs, mason jar flower holders, and bales of hay decorated the barn. They even had outdoor string lights, so guests could celebrate long after the sun set. “The whole day I would describe as relaxed, romantic, full of sentiment and love,” Neely said. “I wanted to spend the morning with my favorite people, and that’s exactly what I did.” The couple cut a three-tiered cake adorned with flowers and were sent off into married life with sparklers. Despite the gorgeous details and romantic aesthetic, it wasn’t the most important part for Neely.  “At the end of the day, if you are married to the love of your life, then it was a perfect day!” Neely said. See the full board here.

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