Posts Tagged ‘traditional weddings’

Sep
22
Claire + Jonathan: Intimate Traditional Mississippi Wedding by Grace Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Grace Photography; Gown: David’s Bridal; Groom’s Suit: Men’s Wearhouse; Floral Design: Lois Flower Shop; Invitation Design: Simply Fetching Paper; Shoes: Banana Republic; Reception Venue: The Chimneys; Groomsmen Suits: Chaps; Groom’s Tie: Tommy Hilfiger; Ceremony Venue: St. Martin’s Chapel; Officiant: Ben Barlow

Claire and Jonathan were married at St. Martin’s Chapel, followed by a reception at The Chimneys in Bay St. Louis, Miss. on May 24. For Claire, the church was love at first sight. “From the moment I saw it, it sealed the deal for wanting to have a small wedding,” Claire said. “It was straight out of a story book, from the long winding brick path to the beautiful garden surrounding it, all while overlooking the water.” The bride stunned in a full lace gown with a queen anne neckline. She added many personal touches to her dress including a vintage clasp, satin buttons, and a satin sash. She wore her hair in a simple updo and carried a bouquet of peonies, roses, and anemones, among other soft-colored blooms. Her ‘maids wore gray and blush dresses of their choice and put together their own bouquets. The groom wore a navy blue suit while his men opted for gray ones. Claire and Jonathan were married in front of just 20 guests and decided to do something unique for their ceremony. They incorporated a bonsai tree that Claire had given Jonathan early in their relationship. “Instead of a unity candle at our ceremony, we changed things up a little,” Claire said. ” We asked both parents to provide soil from each of their gardens and poured it over our tree during the ceremony.” After they tied the knot, family and friends attended a sit-down dinner at The Chimneys where they enjoyed traditional southern food and homemade cupcakes. The best advice Claire received while wedding planning? “My mom gave us some refreshing advice: ‘It only takes two people to get married—just do what makes you happy.’ After all, your wedding shouldn’t be about everyone else, it should be for you.” See the full board here.

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Aug
21
Inna + Igor: A Traditional Metallic-Infused Spring Ohio Lodge Wedding By Nine Zero Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Nine Zero Three PhotographyEvent Planner: Vita Shevchenko; Dress Designer: Fyodor AtelierJewelry: Arthur’s JewelersFloral Designer: Creations by LynnGroom’s Attire: Bar IIIShoes: Truth or Dare by Madonna; Reception Venue: American Croation LodgeRentals: Event Source and Elegant Event CreationsCake: Marina Muntyan

 Inna and Igor were married at American Croation Lodge in Cleveland, Ohio on May 31. ”Our faith and conservative upbringing was the core of our inspiration,” Inna said. “Before we began our wedding planning, Igor and I decided we wanted it God-centered, conservative and imperfect.” Fun fact: They knew each other growing up and even tried to match each other up with friends. However, after a trip to Chicago in 2013, Igor realized that he and Inna were meant to be. The bride wore a long-sleeved lace a-line wedding gown with an illusion neckline, accessorized with mantilla fingertip-length veil, while the groom a navy blue suit, accessorized with a bow tie. Bridesmaids wore long metallic dresses and carried bouquets of roses, anemones, and dried blossoms. Notice also that each groomsmen is wearing polka dot socks? Before the ceremony, the couple opted for a first look. ”It was exhilarating and exciting,” she said. Plus, it gave them a few moments to soak in the fact that hello, they were getting married! And celebrating with their nearest and deartest closest family and friends. How many attended? 525. The banquet hall tables were decorated with white linens and covers over chairs, lanterns filled with REAL butterflies,  jeweled candle votives, and antique picture frame numbers. In between dinner and dancing, the four-tiered cake was cut, and at the end of the nigth, a sea of wish lanterns were sent up into the sky. See the full board here.

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Jun
18
Samantha + Austin: A Traditional DIY Summer Alabama Church Wedding By J.Woodbery Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: j.woodbery photographyVenue: First Baptist Church of PinsonFloral Designer: FiftyFlowers.comDress Designer: by J.CrewHair and Makeup Artist: Salon UGroom’s Attire: Saks Fifth AvenueBridesmaid Dresses: JenJen HouseCaterer: Ken’s Hickory Pit Barbecue

Samantha and Austin were married in a traditional church ceremony at First Baptist Church of Pinson followed by a reception inside the banquet hall. Fun fact: She is a former contestant on America’s Next Top Model. The bride wore a sweetheart a-line wedding gown with a frothy, full tulle skirt, accessorized with a braided updo and cameo necklace, while the groom wore a dark gray suit, accessorized with a patterned tie. Guests were greeted with programs that featured a timeline of the couple’s relationship. “December 21, 2012 to the ancient Mayan calendar may have been the end of the world, but it was actually the beginning of theirs . . . Austin got down on one knee to ask Samantha to marry him. In the same Marine Biology classroom where it all began.” Just as the ceremony began, “I turned the corner with my dad walking me down the aisle in the church I grew up in and finally saw Austin for the first time,” Samantha said. The processional was just as exciting as the recessional — filled with ribbon wands! The reception kicked off with signature drinks such as Coca-Cola and sparking pink lemonade, tables were decorated with family heirloom vases and vessels atop mirrors, and paper pinwheels hung from the ceiling. In addition to the three-tiered cake, a dessert display was overflowing with Italian cannolis, chocolate-covered strawberries, and pies. See the full board here.

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Dec
17
Stephanie + John: A Traditional Fall Illinois Loft Wedding By OKRFOTO
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: OKRFOTO; Ceremony Venue: Saint Hedwig Catholic Church; Reception Venue: Gallery 1028; Floral Designer: Fleur 

Stephanie and John were married in a traditional Catholic ceremony at Saint Hedwig followed by a reception at Gallery 1028 in Chicago, Ill. The bride walked down the aisle, escorted by her father, wearing a beaded wedding gown with a drop waist, accessorized with diamond drop earrings. Her bridesmaid vibrant bouquets, featuring peonies, calla lilies, and roses, popped against their gray dresses. Guests enjoyed “Zombie Dust” and “Gumball Head” signature drinks as well as mini hors d’oeurvres during cocktail hour. The reception included original brick walls, exposed high beamed ceilings, and hardwood floors. Tables were decorated with candlelit mercury glass votives, and potted succulent centerpieces. See the full board here.

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