Posts Tagged ‘traditional weddings’

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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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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