Posts Tagged ‘summer weddings’

Mar
25
Christina + Anthony: Bright Seaside New England Summer Wedding by A Brit + A Blonde
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: A Brit & A Blonde; Venue: Portland Company Complex; Flowers: FLORA*BLISS at Broadturn Farm; Gown: Sally Lacock; Groom’s Attire: Suit Supply; Caterer: Aurora Provisions

Christina and Anthony were married at Portland Company Complex in Portland, Maine on June 2. The bride looked lovely in a lace gown featuring an illusion lace neckline and short sleeves. She wore her hair in a low chignon and carried a bright summer bouquet of peonies, poppies, garden roses, and greenery. The groom looked dapper in a gray three-piece suit complete with a light neck tie and a pocket watch. The couple tied the knot seaside under a hand-knit chuppah. After they exchanged vows, guests walked about five minutes to the reception space which was an industrial style space featuring wooden floors, a brick wall, and exposed beams. “Guests were then invited to get all aboard the train for a fun little ride around while they all mingled and drank old fashioneds and lemonades before being dropped back at the reception,” said Jessica of A Brit & A Blonde. Friends and family members also enjoyed local Maine and New England beers during cocktail hour. Guests sat at long banquet tables complete with chevron table runners in crossback chairs. The tables were lined with glass bud vases with snapdragon and tulip arrangements in them.  “Anthony & Christina are true blue wedding DIYers,” Jessica said. “Almost every single detail and décor item was done by them or one of their family or friends.” In lieu of tangible wedding favors, a donation was made to Uncommon Schools. The menu included spring radish slivers, whole grilled arctic char stuffed with fennel and herbs, and quinoa salad with pickled rhubarb. For dessert, guests enjoy a single-tier buttercream cake adorned with a flower, as well as a tower of Whoopie pies! See the full board here.

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Mar
19
Kristin + Bo: Pink and White Classic Summer Winery Wedding by Seneca Epley Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Seneca Epley Photography; Venue: Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery; Gown: Allure from Brides & Weddings;Groom’s Attire: J.Crew; Shoes: Badgley Mischka; Bridesmaid Dresses: LulaKate; Groomsmen Ties: J.Crew;Cake: Tip Top Cakes; Hair: Heidi Smith; Band: The New Mexicos​

Kristin and Bo were married at Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery in Swisher, Iowa on August 9. The bride looked flawless in a satin fit-and-flare gown with a bateau neckline and deep V back. She wore a crystal belt and her hair in a low chignon. She carried a soft bouquet of garden roses and peonies. Her ‘maids donned short pink satin dresses accented with a bow and carried a white bouquet of garden roses and hydrangeas. The groom donned a classic black tuxedo, while his men opted for black suits. The couple tied the knot on the lawn of the winery in front of 200 friends and family members. “Our approach to the wedding was to keep things simple,” Kristin said. “The winery where we got married is located in such a beautiful spot that we didn’t want to take away from the scenery.” Kristin’s father walked her down the aisle, and an adorable flower girl donning a flower crown participated in the ceremony as well. “August 9th ended up being the most perfect day. The sun was shining and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky,” Kristin said of the weather. After the two exchanged vows, a reception followed, which took place both inside and outside. In lieu of a sit-down dinner, the couple opted for food stations. “We wanted the night to feel like a cocktail party that never ended,” Kristin said of the idea. Friends and family sat at round tables with white linens in white folding chairs. Each table featured a chevron table runner and white floral centerpieces. An acoustic guitar band played outside so guests could enjoy the summer evening. For dessert, guests enjoyed a classic three-tier buttercream cake adorned with bright flowers. “My advice to other brides would be to not sweat the small stuff! Be decisive and move on to the next task at hand,” Kristin suggested. See the full board here.

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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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