Posts Tagged ‘shabby-chic’

Marissa + Alex: Soft Pink Hawaiian Soirée by Joanna Tano Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Marissa and Alex describe their connection like ‘yin and yang,’ absolutely made for one another.  They both attended the University of Washington, but didn’t meet until a month before Alex was supposed to return to his home in Maui.  Knowing that they had discovered something very special,  Alex changed his plan to reside in Maui indefinitely, and returned to Seattle to be with Marissa after dating long distance for a year.  The pair envisioned an intimate celebration… simple, romantic, and understated.  Three words that make us swoon! (And we haven’t even mentioned the breathtaking setting at Haiku Mill in Maui).  You’ll have to just see for yourself!  Special thanks to Joanna Tano for sharing these effortlessly romantic wedding photos…

The day was blissfully warm, with sunlight streaming thru the glass canopy over the ceremony site. Drenched in lush tropical foliage, the property’s remarkable, repurposed sugar mill hosted the couple’s  ‘I dos’ amidst eighty loved ones.  The choice to celebrate at Haiku Mill was a serendipitous one; on the day-of, they discovered that Marissa’s great grandfather likely worked at the mill eighty years before!

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Shabby Chic Sophistication: A Real Wedding by Love Life Images
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

For Marlysa and John, it was love at first sight.  Like in a movie, the pair met and locked eyes at a bar in Arlington, Virginia and things have never been the same.  The two are spontaneous types, and once they were ready to move into the next chapter of their relationship, it was decided that they would host a wedding in three short little months!  Thankfully, John’s sister is one of the creative gals behind Simply Chic Events, and she helped them to pull off a gorgeously shabby chic wedding at The Meridian House in Washington D.C.  Jennifer Domenick of Love Life Images captured their story of heartfelt emotion and fabulous style in dramatic photos. 

Marlysa looked stunning in a Victoria Nicole gown and Old Hollywood glam-style hair and makeup.  After the first look on a marble staircase, they headed to the courtyard to make an emotional, lifelong commitment in front of eighty five loved ones.

Guests were greeted by a well styled lounge for pre-party refreshments and relaxation.  The weather couldn’t have been better for a nighttime affair and the grounds were covered in blooming flowers, stone walkways, and an arched linden tree grove.

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A Shabby Chic Wedding by Focus Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Courtney, the bride,  loves shabby chic décor, details, and styling so she knew she wanted the day to have a shabby/vintage feel. As a couple, she and Adam wanted to host an event that felt whimsical, romantic, and homey. Something beautiful and fun, but not too stuffy. After seeing The French Estate in Orange, California, they knew it was the perfect backdrop.  Here’s their sweet wedding day story in photos by Focus Photography.

The pair met six years prior via  Adam actually proposed to Courtney at the same place they went to on their first date, a little cove in Laguna.  On a gorgeous eighty degree day in October of last year, they tied the knot on the front porch of The French Estate. A soft palette of chocolate brown and romantic pink, some Parisian-tie-ins, and charming florals added to the shabby-chic, vintage feel. After photos around Orange, an intimate gathering of about sixty people ensued in the backyard of the estate.

Darling! Happy wishes to the lovely couple ♥

Photos by Focus Photography

Bridal Gown by Casablanca via Jaclyn’s Bridal in Santa Ana, CA

Bridal Shoes: rsvp

Bridal Hair and Makeup by Kacee Geoffroy

Headpiece by Erica Koesler; Veil by Brenda’s Bridal Veils

Bridesmaid’s Hair & Makeup: Upsy-Daisy Wedding Hair & Makeup

Bridesmaid’s Dress: B2 by Jasmine

Venue: The French Estate

Florals by Art with Nature Design

Officiant: Greg Mohr

Ceremony and Reception Music by Ultimate Events

Catering by Elegant Affair

Cake by Rockwell’s Creative Cakes


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Shabby Chic Beach Wedding by Kay Meyer Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Laurel and Adam’s destination wedding in Carillon Beach, Florida had all the trappings of a shabby chic, East coast party… and we’re just marveling at all the details…  The couple chose a palette of red, pink, and green that displayed beautifully against the blue backdrop of the ocean town buildings.  A special thanks to Kay Meyer Photography for sharing their lovely day with us!After the fresh, daylight ceremony, Laurel and Adam cozied up on the beach for portraits. The groom’s cake was a work of confectionary art…  while the wedding cake was pretty in oh-so-shabby lace.  For favors, the guests were sent home with adorable S’more packets!

But the dearest part was, of course, family.

Photos by Kay Meyer Photography

Event Coordination by Carillon Weddings

Florals by Nouveau Flowers

Bridal Gown by Jim Hjelm

Catering by Townsend Catering Co.

Cakes by Confections on the Coast

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