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Jul
08
Lara + Louis: A Vintage Summer Canadian Restaurant Wedding by Bonnallie Brodeur – Photographe
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Photos: Bonnallie Brodeur – PhotographeVenue: Les Ancêtres, Auberge & RestaurantBride’s Gown by Jenny Packham; Officiants: Benoit Turcotte and Claire Diaz Oriz

Lara and Louis were married at Les Ancêtres, Auberge & Restaurant in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada on August 17. The bride wore a sparkly, 1920s-inspired gown by Jenny Packham with a braided up-do. She accessorized with metallic platform sandals. The groom donned a classic black tuxedo with a white rose boutonniere.  ”The ceremony was simple, led by two of our close friends,” Lara said. “And our 18-month-old son was up there with us the whole time.” After the ceremony, the couple’s 160 guests sat at long tables where they enjoyed the scenic view. “Our main goal for the wedding–lots of speeches, including spontaneous fake opera, a few surprise dance offs and late night courses of food to keep the energy up,” Lara said. After dinner guests enjoyed a two-tiered buttercream-frosted cake topped with flowers. There was more to satisfy guests’ sweet tooth- a candy buffet complete with take-out boxes for after-wedding munchies. “Neither of us had too clear of a vision for our wedding except for a very funny party with all our loved ones,” Lara said. It seems as though their wish came true! See the full board here.

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Jul
07
Erin + Matthew: A Preppy Navy Blue and Pink Summer Waterfront Michigan Inn Wedding By Jennifer Weems Photography
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Photos: Jennifer Weems PhotographyVenue: The Inn at Bay HarborEvent Planner: Emily’s EventsFloral Designer: Flowers from Nature’s GardenHair and Makeup Artist: The Salon at The Inn at Bay HarborDress Designer: Oleg Cassini from David’s BridalBridesmaid Dresses: David’s BridalShoes: Kate SpadeGroom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s WearhouseJewelry: Kay JewelryCeremony Musician: Ethan Young; DJ: A+ Digital DJs

Erin and Mathew were married at The Inn at Bay Harbor in Petoskey, Mich. on July 6. ”From the moment of the proposal in northern Michigan, we knew we wanted to have a destination wedding in this special place where we have vacationed with family, and as a couple for the past four years,” Erin said. The bride wore a strapless tea-length wedding gown with a floral appliques, accessorized with a birdcage veil and glitter peep-toe slingbacks, while the groom wore a tan suit, accessorized with a striped tie and Sperry Topsider boat shoes. Bridesmaids wore short satin dress in various necklines and carried bouquets of baby’s breath and dusty millers. “The ceremony was very intimate, as a great friend of ours officiated the wedding, and we were very involved in planning the entire ceremony,” she said. “I think our guests would agree with us that the best part was the ‘I love you because’ statements. Before the wedding, each of us wrote down the top 10 reasons why we loved the other, and gave it to our officiant. They were read aloud for the first time then.” In addition, there was a wine box and knot-tying too! Reception tables were decorated with navy blue linens, pink napkins, tall topiary and succulent birch slab centerpieces, and a custom favor box filled with a shot glass at each place setting. ”After our introduction,we had planned the dance from Napoleon Dynamite (‘Canned Heat’) to perform, however, since we had not rehearsed for the week leading up to the wedding, the routine was far from perfect,” Erin said. “Nevertheless, it is still one of my favorite memories.” See the full board here.

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Jul
01
Alexis + Andrew: An Intimate Winter Oklahoma Castle Wedding By Sheradee Hurst Photography
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Photos: Sheradee Hurst PhotographyVenue: Castle FallsDress Designer: Maggie SotteroFloral Designer: Trochta’s FlowersGroom’s Attire: Vera WangHair and Makeup Artist: Amanda Sumpter; Shoes: American EagleOfficiant: Charles Williams 

Alexis and Andrew were married at Castle Falls in Oklahoma City, Okla. on December 21. ”Andrew and I are always laughing together and couldn’t imagine spending our lives without each other,” Alexis said. “We have been so blessed that we have been able to grow up together, and even more blessed that we get to continue growing together.” The bride wore a sweetheart mermaid wedding gown with a beaded bodice, accessorized with a faux fur bolero, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with velvet bow tie. ”I wanted something classy and vintage-inspired, and I wanted my bouquet to look as though I went outside and picked the flowers out of a field,” she said. Despite a massive ice storm the morning of the wedding, all of 70 guests arrived safe and sound to see the couple say, “I do” in front of a fireplace. ”After the ceremony, we went outside and took pictures,” Alexis said. “The freeze made them absolutely that much more stunning.” Cocktail hour began with a hot chocolate stand complete with peppermints, marshmallows, whipped cream, and cinnamon. Plus, customized cup holders! ”Andrew and I wanted pictures displayed, so my grandpa built a frame, and we put our baby pictures on it.,” she said. “He put so much time into it, and it is something I will have forever.” Tables were decorated with all-white linens, tall mercury glass candelabra centerpieces, and “anything that revolved around natural colors and a winter theme,” Alexis said. Thought grandpa was the only one to make something? Wrong. Grandma made the naked cake decorated with fresh fruits. The Mr. and Mrs. “happily ever after” ended with a birdseed toss send-off. ”It was such a perfect and special day,” she said. “We wanted to stay and spend time with our family, but our honeymoon in Washington D.C. awaited.” See the full board here.

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Jun
30
Roz + Joe: A Rustic Fun-Filled Summer Washington Farm Wedding By June Lion
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Photos: June LionDay-Of Coordinator: Magnifique BoutiqueVenue: Peterson Farms; Dress Designer: PronoviasMakeup Artist: Bobbi BrownGroom’s Attire: Kenneth ColeBridesmaid Dresses: Donna MorganCaterer: Two Girls CateringRentals: The Party PlacePeter Corvallis Productions and For the Love of Pete Event Rental & FloralCocktail Hour Musicianas: A Certain Something; Pies: Pacific Pie Co.DJ: DJ Patrick Turina

Roz and Joe were married at Peterson Farms in Woodland, Wash. on August 10. ”I am a DIY-er at heart and approached much of the planning ready to get my hands dirty — and boy did I!” Roz said. “From assembling the save-the-dates, to designing and printing the own invitations, staining the centerpiece crates, tying tags on to each party favor, and painting a door for us to walk through at the ceremony, when the wedding day arrived, we felt like we’d earned it!” The bride wore a strapless lace a-line wedding gown, accessorized with an long-sleeve overlay, while the groom wore a tan vest and pants, accessorized with a teal bow tie. Bridesmaids wore long peach chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of dahlias and daisies. Guests were greeted with a wooden sign post that directed them to the outdoor ceremony. “It went off without a hitch — our biggest gamble was asking my 4- and 2-year-old nephews to walk our dogs down the aisle and they did it perfectly,” she said. ”My brothers officiated and did an amazing job mixing in humor and stories about us, as well as getting the ‘official’ parts done like they’d done it a million times!” Fun fact: The couple kept their vows a secret. Why did the newlyweds love their venue? ”The barn is owned by a local family that had recently immaculately renovated their over 100-year-old milk barn for community events, and they’d only done a few weddings to date,” Roz said. “Right when we pulled into the property, we were sold. The grounds were immaculately groomed and flowers were blooming everywhere we looked . . .the exposed beams on the upper level of the barn were beyond my wildest dreams for a reception venue. We were sold and booked the date on the spot!” Tables were decorated with burlap and lace runners, vintage dinnerware and silverware, and blue mason jars to “fill with whatever tastes right.” Assorted pies and a popcorn bar were served as dessert alternatives AND a bonfire was lit outside to roast marshmallows. See the full board here.

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