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Dec
22
Sarah + Jacob: Classic Blue and White North Carolina Wedding by Jen Yuson Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Suzie at Jen Yuson PhotographyReception Venue: On BroadwayCeremony Venue: Basilica of St. LawrencePlanner: Charity Honeycutt at Honey Bee Events; Invitations: Nicole at Mink Letterpress; Shoes: NinaFlowers: Brinda Caldwell; Hair & Makeup: Liz at Lola Salon; Groom’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank; Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew; DJ: A Bride’s DJ; Cake: Peggy Hambright at MagpiesOfficiant: Deacon Mike Zboyovski

Sarah and Jacob were married at Basilica of St. Lawrence with a reception following at On Broadway in Asheville, N.C. on August 2. The bride stunned in an A-line gown with a satin skirt and an off-the-shoulder illusion lace bodice. She carried a classic bouquet of ivory and blush roses and white freesia, her hair donned in a low updo. Her ‘maids opted for satin navy blue v-neck dresses. The groom and his men looked dapper in gray suits with navy blue ties of various patterns. “We were hoping to have a classic wedding with a focus on the people who have loved and supported us throughout the years: our family and friends,” Sarah said. The pair exchanged vows in a traditional ceremony in front of 200 guests. “We were of the mindset, the more the merrier!” Sarah explained of the guest count. A reception followed at a reception venue close by. Guests were greeted by a chalkboard sign, and a re-purposed suitcase to place their cards. In lieu of a traditional guestbook, a framed map of the United States was used in its place so friends and family members could sign over their hometowns. Escort cards were displayed on dark wooden window shutters. Tables were covered in white linens featuring lace and burlap table runners and floral centerpieces. “We wanted everyone to laugh, love, eat, drink, and dance,” Sarah said of the reception. Following dinner, guests took over the dance floor and indulged in three different flavors of cake, strawberry buttercream, red velvet, and carrot! Sarah said a wedding is all about the people, not the details. “I think it’s really important to have the people who you love and are important to you present,” Sarah said. See the full board here.

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Dec
16
Lisa Marie + Selim: Intimate Handmade Summer Estate Wedding by Samantha Ong Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Samantha Ong Photography; Gown: Truvelle; Groom’s Attire: Holt Renfrew and Banana Republic; Jeweler: Swarovski; Shoes: Mossimo; Photo Shoot Venue: Dundurn Castle; Bridesmaid Dresses: twobirds Bridesmaid; Venue: Kretz Estates; Hair and Makeup: Irene Marshall

Lisa Marie and Selim were married at Kretz Estates in Burlington, Ontario, Canada on June 14. The bride wore a gorgeous flowy dress with a beaded bodice and chiffon skirt. It was handmade from fabrics found at the grand bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey. She donned a high curly updo accented with crystal hair pins and carried a large bouquet of purple roses and greenery. Her ‘maids looked stunning in mix-and-match deep v-neck dresses. The bridal party also had their hands painted in henna to honor Selim’s Turkish heritage. The groom looked dapper in a gray three-piece suit, while his men wore gray dress pants, suspenders, and purple bow ties. The pair tied the knot in front of 100 family members and friends that traveled a great distance from many places to be with them on their special day. They exchanged vows under an arch made of branches and adorned with bright flowers and white tulle fabric. A reception followed at the estates. “We hand made our wedding ourselves from our wedding favors, bouquets, center pieces, wedding arch, invitations…It was really lovely getting to be so involved and have the little details be exactly how we pictured,” Lisa Marie described. Their reception decor featured a display of Polaroid pictures of the newlyweds, paper lanterns, and a big wire heart topped with flowers and a photo of the couple’s engagement. Guests sat at long tables with white linens, brown place mats, tiny birdcages, and chalkboard table numbers set inside mini succulent tins. “We found a lot of inspiration through Instagram and Pinterest , we fell in love with the more bohemian/DIY weddings,” Lisa Marie says of their wedding inspiration.  For dessert, guests indulged in a cupcake-shaped cake decorated with white rosettes and purple polka dots. Lisa Marie encourages DIY projects, but not too many. “Pinterest is a great source for inspiration, however thinking you can complete X number of projects on your own is somewhat wishful thinking,” she said. See the full board here.

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Dec
15
Kim + Hunter: Black and White Vintage South Carolina Wedding by Paige Winn Photo
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Paige Winn PhotoCeremony Venue: St. Luke’s Chapel; Reception Venue: Historic Rice MillPlanner: Lizz Akerman of Southern ProtocolGown: Martina Liana from Lana Addison BridalHair: Hunter Johnson; Makeup: Elizabeth Quinton; Groom’s Attire: Men’s WearhouseFlowers: Elisa Nuckols of StemsBridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo from Bella Bridesmaid; Rentals: 428 Main Vintage RentalsDance Instructor: Sally Dunn, North Carolina Dance Institute; Cake: Laney Cowan of Delicious DessertsOfficiant: Rev. Ron Warfuel

Kim and Hunter were married at St. Luke’s Chapel with a reception following at  Historic Rice Mill in Charleston, S.C. on August 2. Kim looked flawless in a strapless A-line gown and her hair in a beautiful updo. She wore her late father’s wedding ring on her right hand and carried a bouquet of cafe au lait dahlias, garden roses, cotton, and berries. Her ‘maids stunned in short satin black dresses and pearl necklaces. The groom and his men wore classic black tuxedos. The pair tied the knot in a traditional ceremony at St. Luke’s Chapel. After exchanging vows in front of 150 guests, a vintage-inspired reception followed. “First and foremost, we wanted to show everyone a good time,” Kim said. “It was important for us to have a venue that fit our style and have plenty of space for dancing.” Guests were greeted by an old wooden table where they could place notes in vintage desk drawers for the newlyweds. Other vintage accents included re-purposed coffee cans as vases, velvet upholstered chairs, and antique trunks. Rustic marquee signs were displayed that read “Mr & Mrs.” and “Cocktails.” Guests enjoyed dinner and danced the night away, did the Hora, and didn’t even notice gloomy the weather had gotten. ” It poured while we were on the dance floor, but I didn’t even notice until it was time to leave,” Kim said.  Family and friends enjoyed a five-tier wedding cake with gold accents. Kim’s advice? Enjoy yourself! “Everyone you love will be together for one night only just to celebrate with you. Appreciate that in and of itself,” she said. See the full board here.

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Dec
10
Tricia + Adam: Gray and Pale Orange Summer Winery Wedding by Lyn Ismael: Evocative Imagery of Love Stories
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Lyn Ismael: Evocative Imagery of Love StoriesVenue: Holland Marsh WineryPlanner: Tara O’Grady at Bliss EventsGown: Maggie Sottero from Ritché Bridal; Hair and Makeup: Candace French; Groom’s Attire: MooresFlowers: Bliss Events; Invitations: Designed by a bridesmaid, printed atJukebox Print; Shoes: Shoes of Prey; Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff; Rentals: Happily Ever After Events; Cake: Bride’s Aunt

Tricia and Adam were married at Holland Marsh Winery in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on September 1. Tricia looked gorgeous in a ruched chiffon fit ‘n flare gown with a strapless sweetheart neckline. Her colorful bouquet featured coral and apricot roses, purple pincushions, blue delphinium, anemones, Queen Anne’s lace, dusty miller, brunia berries, and pittosporum. Her ‘maids donned long purple-gray chiffon dresses with various necklines. The groom and his men opted for a more casual look in light gray suits and lavender button-down shirts, without ties. The pair married outside as 140 guests looked on in white folding chairs. “For us, it was very important that our wedding was filled with things that we loved and reflected who we were as people,” Tricia said. “We didn’t want to end up doing things just because ‘That’s the way it’s always been done at weddings.'” The ceremony featured a drink station with a large chalkboard sign, where guests could grab flavored water on the way to watch the couple tie the knot. The aisle was marked with hydrangeas, roses, and Queen Anne’s lace. A reception followed at the winery, where guests sat at round tables featuring floral centerpieces in mason jars atop wood slices. “We had a conversation and listed all of the things that we loved and hated about weddings that we’d been to,” Tricia said. “Then we just kept all of the things that we loved, and chucked the things that we hated. With that, we had the perfect blueprint for our day.” Guests were given shoes for the dance floor and indulged in a sparkly tiered cake made by the bride’s aunt, adorned with a custom topper. “Remember that if you’re happy, then all those who love you will be happy too,” Tricia said. See the full board here.

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