Posts Tagged ‘summer weddings’

Feb
24
Pepa + Caleb: Vintage Midwestern Summer Barn Wedding by Dan and Melissa Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Dan and Melissa Photography;  Hair and Makeup: Katie West of Impres Salon Spa; Gown: Maggie Sottero from The Dress Shop; Groom’s Attire: Kenneth Cole; Jeweler: Pomeroy Jewelers; Flowers: Hagstroms Flowers; Groom’s Attire: Kenneth Cole; Caterer: Larry Burdek of Chef’s Pride; Cake: Ruth Ann Segovia; Shoes: Crown Vintage; Venue: The Stanley Barn

Pepa and Caleb were married at The Stanley Barn in Buckley, Mich. on August 23. Pepa stunned in a vintage-inspired v-neck lace gown with a crystal belt. She donned dangling crystal pearl earrings and wore her hair in a low sideswept chignon. She carried a summery bouquet of hydrangea, baby’s breath, spray roses, lilies, pink delphinium, and ferns. Her ‘maids opted for short dresses in various shades that matched the overall color palette. The groom and his men looked handsome in dark gray three-piece suits. The ceremony took place outside in front of the barn and a large tree. “I definitely would have never thought I’d get married in a barn in the middle of nowhere! In the end, I know I received a dream wedding,” Pepa said of the wedding’s location. “It was more beautiful and magical than I could have ever imagined.” After the pair exchanged vows in front of 175 friends and family members, they moved into the barn for the reception. Paper lanterns, string lights, and antique-looking chandeliers illuminated the space. “Instead of a country wedding with hay bales and mason jars, I wanted it to be old and vintage-looking,” Pepa said of the decor inspiration. A wall featured old family photos, and they even displayed the bride’s grandmother’s wedding dress. Bright floral arrangements in clear and white glass vases featuring wooden table number plaques acted as centerpieces. The menu was displayed on a chalkboard accented with twinkling lights. For dinner guests enjoyed beef tips and grilled chicken, among other food. For dessert guests indulged in a three-tier fondant cake adorned with frosted ruffles. There was also a popcorn station displaying different kinds of flavored popcorn. “There isn’t one part of our wedding day that is foggy in my memory,” Pepa said. See the full board here.

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Jan
26
Diana + Ryan: Midwestern Rustic Chic Summer Wedding by Impressions Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Impressions Photography; Ceremony Venue: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church; ReceptionVenue: Armory; Hair: Sie Bella Salon and Jill VanVoorst; Jeweler: Gunderson’s; Caterer: Catalanos Cucina; Red Velvet Cupcakes: A Piece of Cake; Koozies: K Homan Designs; Makeup: Jill VanVoorst

Diana and Ryan were married at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church followed by a reception at Armory in La Mars, Iowa on August 30. The bride wore her mother’s dress which was an A-line gown with lace detailing. an overlay, and a jeweled belt. She donned her hair in a classic bun and carried a bright bouquet of yellow roses, mums, goldenrod, and hydgrangeas. Her bridesmaids wore dresses of every color and length. “”I decided to choose a color scheme and allow my bridesmaids to find something that they loved and would hopefully wear again,” Diana said of their attire. The groom and his men were clad in white button down shirts, gray dress pants, and suspenders. A traditional church ceremony was held in front of 450 guests. “Because we are from a small town, we are blessed to be surrounded by many family and friends,” Diana said. A reception followed in a big open barn, which meant it was up to Diana and Ryan to fill the space with furniture and decor. “It required quite a bit of TLC and moving in of a lot of large pieces such as picnic tables, a bar, large spools for standing tables, pallets, old doors, and pieces of furniture,” Diana said of the process. Luckily their extended family pitched in with set up and tear down. The space featured a vintage desk doubling as a welcome table- which held an old wooden box for cards, and a guest book featuring photos of the newlyweds. Guests sat at wooden benches with lace linens and wood slices and candles as the centerpieces. “We love simple yet elegant as well as the country chic and rustic elegance,” Diana said. A table was set up featuring old family wedding photos in vintage frames. Aside from the brick-oven pizza that was served, there was also a popcorn bar, a dessert bar, and a fully-stocked drink bar where homemade wine was served.  Family and friends were able to take home personalized koozies and popcorn bags. Diana’s best advice? “Don’t be a hero and try to do it on your own. People want to help.” See the full board here.

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Jan
12
Erica + Bill: Navy Peach-Themed Military Wedding in Georgia by Andie Freeman Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Andie Freeman Photography; Dress: Jim Hjelm; Shoes: Vera Wang; Ceremony Venue: Day Chapel at the State Botanical Garden; Reception Venue: Terrace Room at the State Botanical Garden; Flowers: Georgia Blooms; Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew; Hair & Makeup: Bombshell Creations; Videography: Brody Bearden Films; Ceremony Musician: Catherine Rogers; Rentals: Barron’s Rental Center, J&L Party Rental; Catering: Campus Catering; Cake: Bill Rhodes Bakery

Erica and Bill were married in the Day Chapel at the State Botanical Gardens, with a reception following at the Terrace Room at the same location in Athens, Ga. on July 27. The bride looked radiant in a silk A-line gown featuring a ruffled halter, side pockets, and a chapel length train. She donned her hair in an updo underneath her cathedral length veil. She carried a soft bouquet of peach garden roses, anemones, white peonies, and seeded eucalyptus, which were tied together with lace from her mother’s wedding dress. Her best pals opted for short strapless navy blue dresses. While the groom was clad in a traditional military uniform, his men rocked classic black tuxedos. ” I loved the idea of working in a fruit with my florals and a peach was perfect because after all, Georgia is the peach state! I wanted to make sure that everything was southern and pretty,” Erica said of her wedding inspiration. The couple tied the knot in a traditional ceremony in front of 135 friends and family members. A reception followed at the Terrace Room at the State Botanical Gardens, which sits on the University of Georgia campus, where guests sipped on the signature cocktail, Georgia peach martinis. “I wanted to make sure that everything was personalized and reflected us as a couple,” Erica said. “I wanted to create small personal touches that our guests would remember for years to come.” Reception decor (much of which was handmade by the bride) featured peach bowls accented with white flowers, photos of family member’s weddings, candles, and peaches in a glass cylinder.  The tables featured iron branch centerpieces adorned with flowers and votive candles. The bride changed into a dress with special meaning for the reception, an updated version of her mother’s wedding gown from 30 years prior. The night continued on with dancing, and cutting the four-tier cake adorned with, you guessed it, peaches! Erica recommends that couples stay true to themselves during wedding planning. “Make your wedding a reflection of you. If you don’t like flowers – don’t have them! If you want ice-cream instead of cake – go for it,” she said. See the full board here.

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Jan
06
Madhumati + Jared: Romantic Blush and Gray Outdoor Mansion Wedding by Andie Freeman Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

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Photos: Andie Freeman Photography; Venue: Adaland Mansion; Gown: Carrie’s Bridal; Groom’s Attire: Oliverio’s Bridal; Flowers: Country Blooms Florist and Gift Shop; Hair: Crystal’s Creations; Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal; Cake: Bake N Memories; DJ: Will Shumate of Abe One Deejays and Karaoke

Madhumati and Jared were married at the Adaland Mansion in Philippi, W.V. on June 15. The bride donned a fitted all-lace strapless gown with a jeweled neckline. Her locks were in a curled partial updo and she carried a romantic bouquet of  pink peonies, roses, and alstromeria. Her ‘maids stood by her side in short blush chiffon dresses with illusion bateau necklines. The groom and his men looked dapper in light gray vested suits and accessorized with boutonnieres featuring ivory and blush roses, alstromeria, burlap, and greenery. “We wanted our wedding to be a big party,” Madhumati said. “So we kept everything really informal and easy. We wanted to have an outdoor wedding amongst the mountains of West Virginia.” The ceremony took place outside in front of a sprawling white trellis and 100 of their closest friends and family members. Tin cans doubled as vases holding baby’s breath flower arrangements as aisle markers. After vows were exchanged, a reception followed at the same location. Guests dropped off their cards in a chic box adorned with a black and pink banner, burlap, lace and pink flowers. Floral wreaths made of ivy, daisies, and wildflowers hung from the ceiling rafters and the couple enjoyed a sweetheart table with white iron chairs. ” Almost everything we did for the wedding was DIY with our families and friends help,” Madhumati said of the decor. “We kept everything organic and whimsical!” Guests were greeted at their seats by creative place mats that featured fun games to play. The bride and her ‘maids arranged a traditional Bollywood dance as a gift for her husband. Guests had dinner and enjoyed a two-tier buttercream cake adorned with flowers and a heart topper. Then they all danced the night away! Madhumati encourages couples to keep things in perspective while planning. ” Remember what is important to you! Your marrying the love of your life!” See the full board here.

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