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Jul
28
Ashlee + Michael: An Elegant Gray Spring California Historic Home Wedding By Jeff + Amber
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Photos: Jeff + AmberVenue: Green Gables EstateEvent Planner: Romance DirectorInvitations: Nostalgic ImprintsDress Designer: Hayley Paige from Mia Bella CoutureHair and Makeup Artist: Team NicoleShoes: BHLDNFloral Designer: Flora GlamorBridesmaid Dresses: Watters from Mia Bella CoutureGroom’s Attire: A Better Deal TuxedoBook Letters: Anthropologie DJ: San Diego Partytime DJsCake: Michele Coulon DessertierPhoto Booth: Mobile Photo Booth

Ashlee and Michael were married at Green Gables Estate in San Marcos, Calif. on April 13. ”I knew from the very beginning that I did not want our wedding to be in a hotel, so I began to look at various outdoor venues,” Ashlee said. “When we came across Green Gables Estate, we knew we did not have to look any further as it had all of the character we were looking for.” The bride wore a sweetheart lace a-line wedding gown, accessorized with drop dangling earrings, initialed necklace, and jeweled sash, while the groom wore a light gray suit, accessorized with a patterned tie. Bridesmaids wore short gray dresses with keyhole backs and carried bouquets of roses, ranunculuses, football mums, and lamb’s ears. Guests were greeted at the ceremony with a wooden sign that said, “Today, two families are becoming one. Please pick a seat not a side.” “We did many things during the ceremony to make it very personal,” she said. “From having every one of our siblings participating in some manner to our 14-year-old dog Gibson being our ring bearer to our niece singing, and to all of our guests participating in the vows.” The reception followed cocktail hour in a tent draped with fabric on the ceiling. “We wanted all of our guests to feel at home so for the place cards we wrote everyone a personal note,” Ashlee said. Tables were decorated with tall candelabra centerpieces, lavender sprig numbers, vintage china, and favor bags at each place setting. They performed their first dance to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri, then surprised the crowd by switching the song to “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. That wasn’t the only entertainment for the night though — a photo booth complete with props kept smiles wide. The newlyweds’ best advice? “On the day of take a lot of deep breaths to soak everything in,” Ashlee said. “And attempt to schedule at least 10 to 15 minutes after the ceremony where you and your new husband can be alone and take in this joyous event.” See the full board here.

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Jul
23
Leah + Eric: A Modern Black-Tie Texas Rooftop Wedding By Hilary Grace Photography
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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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Jul
22
Arielle + Scott: A Vintage Picture-Themed Spring Virginia Historic Mansion Wedding By PW Photography
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Photos: PW PhotographyVenue: Historic Mankin MansionFloral Designer: The Green FlamingoDress Designer: Marisa from Bella Rosa BridalHair Stylist: Jessica Kroll; Makeup Artist: Jessica Kroll and Carly Whiting; Shoes: Badgley MischkaBridesmaid Dresses: J.CrewGroom’s Attire: Bella Rosa BridalVintage Furniture: Paisley & JadeRentals: Classic Party RentalsCaterer: White House CateringInvitations:  Shabby ScrapPlates:  Something VintageCeremony and Reception Musician: Martin Ramirez; Cake:  Sweet FixPhoto Booth: Red Eye Photo Booths

Arielle and Scott were married at Historic Mankin Mansion in Richmond, Va. on April 26. “Mankin Mansion is a beautiful wedding site that embodies old world charm,” Arielle said. “The trees and courtyard were lit with cast iron lanterns, and I invited my guests to enjoy the setting by renting vintage couches for lounging.” The bride wore a sweetheart lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with a keyhole back, accessorized with a floor-length veil, while the groom wore a three-piece gray suit, accessorized with a striped tie. Bridesmaids wore short chiffon dresses in dusty shale and graphite gray hues and carried bouquets of roses, hydrangeas, and Queen Anne’s lace. ”The weather for our wedding was something out of a fairytale,” she said. “It was low 80s and mostly sunny. The grounds were covered in wisteria, a purple flowering vine that puts off such a calming scent that carried throughout the entire evening.” After the exchanging of vows and rings, the newlyweds recessed down the aisle as guests threw lavender. “I remember thinking how happy we were to be surrounded by all of the people, who have loved and supported us throughout the years,” Arielle said. The reception followed underneath a pole tent, low lit with crystal chandeliers. Tables were decorated with white linens, lace doilies, gold charger plates, vintage teacups, and mix ‘n’ matched vase and vessel centerpieces. ”I spent my days off visiting thrift shops buying mismatched china, silver antiques, and unique glass vases,” she said. “I became enamored by all of the stories behind each item we collected.” There was also a display of family photos too! “We felt that it was important to blend the past with our future because it gave us a sense of pride for the families we came from,” Arielle said. They performed their first dance to “Cruisin’” by D’Angelo, posed in the photo booth with fun props, cut a five-tiered fondant cake, and exited at the end of the night amongst a sea of sparklers. See the full board here.

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Jul
21
Jessica + Ruben: A Rustic Pastel Spring California Texas Ranch Wedding By Anna Smith Photography
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Photos: Anna Smith PhotographyVenue: Vista West RanchEvent Planner: Coordinate ThisDress Designer: Oleg CassiniHair Stylist: Jeni HooverMakeup Artist: Maris Malone CalderonFloral Designer: Elegant BeeGroom’s Attire: Men’s WearhouseOfficiant: Pastor Nathan Sloan; DJ: Complete Music Video PhotoRentals: Petal PushersCaterer: Catering by MopsieCake: D Pasteles Cake Shop

 Jessica and Ruben were married at Vista West Ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas on April 20. ”When we visited Vista West Ranch, it was the perfect one-stop-shop venue which captured the rolling hill country, and offered intimate overnight accommodations for our guests,” Jessica said. “Plus, what better place than a ranch to get married in Texas?” The bride wore a strapless ball gown with a ruffled skirt, accessorized with a floor-length veil and jeweled sash, while the groom wore a dark gray three-piece suit, accessorized with a solid tie. “At the time of the wedding, I was living in California,” she said. “I carried-on my wedding dress with me on the plane – in a big pink gown bag, and my petticoat enclosed! I was worried about TSA, but instead was greeted with plenty of friendly faces and well-wishes!” Surprisingly, there were no bridesmaids and groomsmen. “We didn’t have a bridal party, we wanted it to be truly our day,” Jessica said. “It ended up being much less stress than having to coordinate suits and bridesmaids dresses!” The ceremony took place underneath an altar decorated with baby’s breath with Jessica’s brother-in-law officiating. “I wanted a rustic  wedding, and had envisioned a big fun gathering of close family and friends,” Jessica said. “I wanted people to feel comfortable and at-home.” The reception was held inside the barn. Tables were decorated with burlap runners, wooden drawer centerpieces, mason jars, and votive candles. Grapevine balls hung from the ceiling too! Dinner and dancing began with traditional Southern fare, and the newlyweds performing “So Far Gone” by Thousand Foot Crutch. Remember to “let go of the details and roll with the surprises that will come up on the big day!,” she said. At the end of the night, a mini cake was cut and all 50 guests enjoyed a make-your-own sundae bar, complete with every type of topping imaginable. See the full board here.

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