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Tim + Jonah: Elegant Purple California Vineyard Wedding by Derek Chad Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Derek Chad Photography; Venue: Mount Palomar Winery; Planner: Lauren Shields of Mount Palomar Winery; Grooms’ Attire: Perry Ellis from Macy’s; Flowers & Cake: Michael’s Flower Girl; Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm from Nordstrom; Bridesmaid Jewelry: Michael Kors; Ceremony Musician: Innocenti Strings;DJ: Chad Gibbs; Officiant: Jeff Sillin

Tim and Jonah were married at Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula, Calif. on November 15. The grooms looked dapper in fitted gray suits and purple striped ties. They also sported boutonnieres made of ruby orchids, white calla lilies, and seeded eucalyptus. The groomsmen opted for light gray suits and black ties, while the bridesmaids donned floor-length, one-shoulder violet dresses. The pair tied the knot in front of nearly 100 guests on the vineyard property. “”We wanted a very formal, elegant, classy wedding,” Tim said. “I had a vision for our perfect day and lucky for me, Jonah agreed.We wanted touches of Paris, since that holds a special place in our hearts, but we didn’t want it to be a Paris theme wedding.” Guests sat in white folding chairs beside green and purple pomander aisle markers. The grooms’ two chihuahuas participated in the ceremony as well, each adorned in a floral wreath. There was “a slight fall breeze as the sun began to set during the wedding ceremony,” Tim said. A cocktail hour followed the ceremony on a different level of the winery which offered stunning views of the venue. Guests were also asked to sign their names on the leaves of a print tree, in lieu of a traditional guest book. The reception took place inside a room lined with wine barrels and string lights. Guests sat at round tables with white linens and matching folding chairs. The tables were dressed with silver plates and plum-colored napkins. The centerpieces consisted of branches, hydrangeas, orchids, mums, and candles. Friends and family were given a photo scavenger hunt to keep them entertained. The dance floor was illuminated with a gobo light that displayed their initials and wedding date. Guests indulged in a three-tier square cake adorned with purple flowers and a silver monogrammed cake topper. Tim advises couples to stay true to themselves while planning. “During the planning of the wedding you will constantly have others giving you advice and recommendations,” he said. “Ultimately, do what you want – it’s your day!” See the full board here.

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Laura + Jessica: An Edgy Oh-So-Happy Spring California Garden Wedding By Jason Burns Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Jason Burns PhotographySecond Shooter: Jennifer Corbin PhotographyVenue: Verandas Beach HouseDress Designer: Casablanca Bridal from Lillian’s Bridal ShopHair and Makeup Artists: Jackie Su and Vanessa Marquet of Susie Chhuor StudiosShoes: Vince CamutoBridesmaid Dresses: David’s BridalFloral Designer: Lily Pad Floral DesignRings: Icing on the RingOfficiant: Nancy Goldberg; Favors: Esther PriceCaterer: New York Food Co.Cake: Paris Bakery

Laura and Jessica were married at the Veranda Beach House in Manhattan Beach, Calif. on May 31. “Our inspiration was to make our wedding a huge bash to celebrate having all of our loved ones in the same room, sharing our joy as we married. Everything was planned with that spirit in mind,” Laura said. One bride wore a lace a-line wedding gown with capped sleeves, accessorized with a pair of pink cut-out booties, while the other bride wore a gray suit, accessorized with a pair of sneakers. The wedding color scheme featured “wisteria purple and celadon green, borrowing from the succulents that dotted our floral arrangements, and coral orange, reminiscent of the inside of a conch shell to pay homage to our beachside nuptials,” she said. Guests were greeted with a repurposed window panel that said, “Welcome, friends. Meet us in the garden,” and given “Yippie” and “Hooray” flags to wave. Laura walked down the aisle to Temper Trap’s “Sweet Disposition,” and Jessica walked down the aisle to Pachelbel’s “Canon in D.” During the ceremony, the couple sealed love letters and a bottle of wine into a box, not to be opened until their fifth anniversary. The newlyweds’ best advice? “My best piece of advice is that you don’t have to be conventional – be unique!” Laura said. “Don’t want to do a bouquet toss? Toss lottery tickets! Don’t want to have a wedding cake? Get cake pops! Want to think outside the box? Use unconventional music choices, incorporate pops of color and statement jewelry, do things your own way and don’t let anyone else color in your vision of your perfect wedding but you and your partner.” Escort cards were attached to boxes of chocolates, which also served double-duty as favors, tables were decorated with wooden box centerpieces and lanterns, and the numbers included fun facts. “While we incorporated many sophisticated elements in our design, we never wanted the evening to feel stuffy or the decorations over the top,” she said. “We were so thrilled to have achieved the perfect balance of classy decor with a joyful and light touch, all rolled into the biggest party our guests had ever experienced!” See the full board here.

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Heather + Leah: A Vintage Literary-Themed Summer New York Vineyard Wedding By John Schlia Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: John Schlia PhotographyVenue: Barlow’s MillBrides’ Dresses: David’s BridalFloral Designer: Fresh & Fancy Flowers & Gifts; Makeup Artist: Donna Comstock; Officiant: Donna Guillaume; Caterer: Tri-County Country Club; Reception Musician: Phil SchroaderCake: Cakes by Joyce 

Heather and Leah were married at Barlow’s Mill, the bride’s parent’s vineyard, in Fredonia, N.Y. on June 29. “We tried to take a fairly laid-back approach,” Heather said. “We knew we wanted the wedding to be outside, and we knew that we wanted it to feel homey and relatively casual and fun.” The brides both wore sweetheart a-line wedding gowns, accessorized with sashes and custom-painted Converse tennis shoes, and carried bouquets of roses, orchids, and succulents. “We each asked the men and women, who were most important in our lives to stand up with us, and we asked each woman to wear a green dress that they would wear again someday,” she said. “We loved having them all there with us, looking and feeling like themselves.” Even their golden retriever pooch got to lounge around too! The newlyweds made their grand entrance into the tented reception with 120 guests cheering. “Leah’s sister Ruth is amazing at decorating things, and after she threw us the most beautiful bridal shower ever, we told her that if she would take charge of the decorating, we would just do what she told us to do! And we pretty much did,” Heather said. “She had such a great eye and just helped us make things beautiful.” Tables were decorated with stacks of vintage books, clocks, monogrammed letters, and lanterns atop burlap runners. The favors? Basil plants in mason jars. At the end of the night, a bonfire was lit to roast s’mores and keep warm. See the full board here.

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