Posts Tagged ‘summer weddings’

Aug
25
Maria + Darren: Elegant Summer California Inn Wedding by Sisterlee Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photo: Sisterlee Photography; Ceremony Venue: St. Francis of Assisi Chapel at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa; Reception Venue: The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa; Rentals: Elegant Designs Speciality Linens Reception Music: Woody DiazCake: Baker’s Oven; Bride’s Gown: Matthew Christopher ; Bridal Salon:  Mon Amie Bridal Salon; Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss; Groomsmen’s Attire:  Friar Tux Shop;Hair: Bri Gardea;  Makeup: Michelle Dietl; Floral Design: Blooming View; Wedding Planning: Karen Omana of J and J Wedding Events

Maria and Darren were married at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel in Riverside, Calif. on June 14. “We met nineteen years ago when we were 12 years old,” Maria said. “I was the one who chased him! I remember telling my older brother’s best friend that I loved Darren and was going to marry him.” The bride flattered in a fitted strapless lace gown and cathedral-length veil. Her wavy locks were clipped back with a sparkly hair pin and she opted for a simple necklace and earrings. She carried a classic bouquet of white peonies. The groom wore a black suit with a patterned neck tie and a white peony boutonniere. Her ‘maids wore bright red chiffon floor-length strapless dresses and carried bouquets of white peonies and roses. “Since my bridesmaids dresses were so bright and fun, I didn’t want to over do it with accent colors,” Maria said. The groomsmen were outfitted in gray three-piece suits, patterned ties, and calla lily boutonnieres. A reception followed the traditional church ceremony in the music room at The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. Guests sat in chiavari chairs at round tables with tall floral centerpieces. “I kept the linens and flowers very simple; all ivory,” Maria said. ” I tied in the theme of my lace wedding dress to the cake, votive candles and all the bouquets were wrapped in lace.” After dinner, guests indulged in an all-white tiered cake topped with white peonies, of course! “I really wanted to keep it traditional yet contemporary at the same time,” Maria said. She definitely succeeded, and even managed to gather her all of her guests together to take a group photo! See the full board here.

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Aug
12
Andrea + Brian: A Natural Mountainside Summer Colorado Garden Wedding By Christina Kiffney Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Christina Kiffney PhotographyVenue: SaddleRidge Beaver CreekJewelry: Farah JewelryDress Designer: Sarah Seven from Lovely BrideGroom’s Attire: J.CrewFloral Designer: A Secret GardenHair Stylist: W SalonBridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo from NordstromCeremony Musician: The FeverRentals: Alpine Party RentalsCake: Mountain Flour

Andrea and Brian were married at SaddleRidge Beaver Creek in Avon, Colo. on September 14. ”We love the mountains and the surrounding nature was our inspiration,” Andrea said. “We found a venue that evoked the rustic elegance we were looking for and didn’t require much additional decor other than candles and a few flowers. We focused on the natural scenery as our theme and inspiration!” The bride wore a sweetheart a-line wedding gown with lace appliques, accessorized with a pair of sparkly peep-toe platform pumps, while the groom wore a light gray suit, accessorized with a solid tie. Bridesmaids wore long teal chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of roses wrapped in burlap. Even each groomsmen received sports-themed cufflinks such as the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Flyers. “The infamous Boulder floods caused major delays for guests, who experienced bumper-to-bumper traffic and detours from Denver airport to the mountains,” she said. “A trip that should have taken just two hours, took some people up to eight hours! However, we lucked out with beautiful weather anyways.” Hence, why a chalkboard sign greeted them with, “rain or shine it’s party time.” Nestled in the garden, Brian’s father officiated the ceremony in front of a close-knit of 85. The reception was held inside the resort’s restaurant. Tables were decorated with birch bark centerpieces, mercury glass votive candles, and picture frame numbers. Specialty wines were served from Dave Matthew’s The Dreaming Tree winery too! The newlyweds performed their first dance to “Better Than Love” by Griffith House, and in lieu of a traditional cake, Ukranian bread, called a koroval, was cut. The favors? Bags of assorted nuts. ”It was one large party. I wish I could relive the night every year,” Andrea said. See the full board here.

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Aug
06
Diana + Junior: A Berry Beautiful Multicultural Summer California Garden Wedding By Dear Darling Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Dear Darling PhotographyVenue: Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic GardenEvent Planners: Catherine Cindy Leo, Liz Yoon, and Maggie Hui; Dress Designer: St. PatrickGroom’s Attire: John VarvatosHair Stylist: Theresa HuangMakeup Artist: Renee Lee; Floral Designer: Flowers by DanaOfficiant: Will Kwon; Rentals: Dolphin Party RentalsCaterer: Tender GreensCake: Porto’s BakeryDJ: DJ Matthew Rubino

Diana and Junior were married at Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia, Calif. on July 6. They first met at work. ”When Junior walked into our office for his first day, it was crust-at-first-sight,” Diana said. “The following day, a group of co-workers and I went to dinner and someone invited him along unbeknowst to me. I had made a pact with a co-worker earlier in the year to NEVER date anyone at work. But when Junior walked into the restaurant, I leaned over and whispered, ‘I’m breaking the pact.’” The bride wore a lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with a Queen Anne neckline, accessorized with a fingertip-length veil, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with a solid tie and pocket square. ”Our goal was to keep the entire process as predictable and simple as possible,” she said. “Everyone we talked to cared about three things: food, booze, and cake. So, we kept the ceremony under 15 minutes, which doesn’t mean the vows were cut off.” In addition, there was also a traditional Korean ceremony too.”Personally, this was my favorite part,” Diana said. “It was the perfect way to cut up cocktail hour and a fun way to pay homage to our culture. Catching the dates and chestnuts [in the apron] indicate how many girls or boys you will have. Apparently, we will be having 12 sons and 5 daughters.” Sticking with an English garden theme, reception tables were in an U-shape formation, decorated with overflowing compote centerpieces and vintage vases and vessels. Fun fun: the olive branches at each place setting symbolized peace. ”The berry table cards were such a refreshing treat, and the dessert table was the prettiest part of the entire wedding!” she said. The newlyweds’ performed their first dance to “I Found You” by Alabama Shades. “The day was warm, but once the sun set, it was perfect for dancing,” Diana said. See the full board here.

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Jul
17
Corinna + Zack: A Shabby Chic Blush Summer New York Historic Mansion Wedding By Turnquist Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Turnquist PhotographyVenue: Oak HillFloral Designer: The RoseryCaterer: Simply GourmetCake: The Pastry GardenDJ: Music Speaks Volumes Entertainment

Corinna and Zack were married at Oak Hill in Hudson, N.Y. on August 24. The bride wore a sweetheart ball gown with a ruffled floral petal skirt, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, while the groom wore a three-piece gray suit, accessorized with a solid tie and Converse tennis shoes. Bridesmaids wore mix ‘n’ matched short blush dresses and carried bouquets of baby’s breath. Their gifts? Burlap clutches. Guests were directed to the ceremony, reception, and yes, restrooms with a wooden sign post and were encouraged to take a fan to beat the hot, hot heat. The ceremony took place along the river with an expansive view of the Catskill Mountains in the background. Cocktail hour began with “Moose Juice,” fresh pineapple soaked in vodka, and “Jungle Juice,” fruit punch, lemon-lime fizz, and raspberry vodka, and lawn games such as corn hole. The reception was held inside the barn lit with string lights and draped with fabric. Tables were decorated with burlap runners, mason jar and wine bottle centerpieces atop wooden slices, and utensils wrapped in twine. Family style dinner included grilled steak, salmon, bbq chicken, pulled pork, mac ‘n’ cheese, and fresh vegetables. Yum! Plus, a strawberry shortcake for dessert. Just wait until you see the newlyweds’ send-off! Z + C = pure bliss. See the full board here.

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