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Leah + Eric: A Modern Black-Tie Texas Rooftop Wedding By Hilary Grace Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Hilary Grace PhotographyEvent Planner: AK Event DesignCeremony Venue: First Presbyterian Church of DallasReception Venue: The Venue at 400 North ErvayFloral Designer: Bonney Blooms

Leah and Eric were married in a traditional church ceremony at First Presbyterian followed by a reception at The Venue at 400 North Ervay in Dallas, Texas on March 22. The bride wore a strapless a-line wedding gown with all-over embroidered beading, accessorized with a fingertip-length veil, while the groom wore a black tuxedo, accessorized with a solid bow tie and pocket square. Bridesmaids wore a combination of short and long green chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of peonies, hydrangeas, and anemones. What could be cooler than cocktail hour on a rooftop deck in the heart of downtown? Guests enjoyed getting cozy on contemporary couches, accented with yellow and gray patterned decorative pillows and lit with geometric chandeliers. Since they both are wine distributors, it only made sense to subtly wove that theme into the decor. For example, escort cards were displayed on initialed corks, centerpieces were filled in wooden crates, and numbers were printed on bottles. In lieu of a guest book, well wishes were written on a selection of reds and whites for the newlyweds to open on future anniversaries. A three-tiered textured fondant and buttercream-frosted cake was served after dinner and in between dancing, but there was also a surprise! A mini chocolate cake for Eric. See the full board here.

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Ashley + Devin: A Green and Yellow Art Deco-Inspired California Rooftop Wedding By Rebecca Yale Portraits
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Rebecca Yale PortraitsEvent Planner: The Green Ribbon Party Planning Co.Bride’s Gowns by Claire Pettibone from Bliss Bride and Martina LianaBride’s Headpiece: Agnes HartGroom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse and Thick as ThievesVenue: The Oviatt PenthouseInvitations: MintedFloral Designers: Oak and the Owl and Mulberry RowBridesmaid Dresses: Pisaro Nights; Music: Rolex and Hey Mister DJRentals: Found Vintage RentalsCaterer: Truly Yours Catering; Linens: La TavolaCake: Bittersweet Treats

Ashley and Devin were married at the Oviatt Penthouse in Los Angeles, Calif. on November 1 after 12 years of dating. “We were immediately entranced by the vintage style and elegance of the venue,” Ashley said. “It had such a retro charm with its original Lalique stained glass and 1920s architecture. Our hearts skipped a beat, and we instantly knew we had found our venue.” Hence, why they chose an Art Deco theme. The bride wore a sweetheart a-line wedding gown, accessorized with a jeweled headpiece in her side swept updo, while the groom wore a wide-lapel gray suit, accessorized with a chess-inspired tie. The rooftop ceremony began after sunset around 6 p.m. Of course, Ashley walked down the aisle to “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Ray. Following the nuptials, the reception followed with “green light” cocktails and a screening of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. Tables were decorated with sequin linens and centerpieces featuring dahlias and ranunculuses. Even rentals such as typewriters and suitcases added to the decor. “Our wedding favors were mini champagne bottles that were spray painted gold and covered in glitter,” she said. “I topped them with tags I designed from our photographer’s lovely engagement pictures.” The guestbook? Signing a copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby! See the full board here.

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Molly + Sam: A Science-Inspired Chicago Rooftop Hotel Wedding By Emily Alt Photography
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Emily Alt Photography

Molly and Sam’s chose to get married on June 21, 2013, which was the summer solstice — the longest day of the year — at Chicago’s Lincoln Park. “We are both nature lovers, and pretty active,” Molly said. “We had spent plenty of time running, biking, going to the beach, and picnicking [there].” Molly’s wedding day attire was all J.Crew from the gown to necklace and matching pair of earrings, bridesmaids wore different shades of coral and carried wildflower bouquets, and instead of wearing a boutonniere, Sam wore a pin. A trellis, inspired by an Anthropologie window display, of paper flowers served as an arbor. “Park-goers and passers-by stopped to watch and offered their congratulations,” she said. “As Sam and I recessed down our very long aisle, there was a group of school kids clapping and cheering us the whole way.” Directions to the hotel reception were displayed on the back of the ceremony programs. The couple made their own floral arrangements using test tube racks, beakers and flasks, and a year’s worth of saved wine bottles in varying shades of gold and copper. “We loved how it turned out,” Molly said. “And how the funky science decor represented Sam’s work as a research biologist.” Kids in attendance enjoyed a temporary tattoo station supplied by Tattly. See the full board here.

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