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Exquisite, Drenched-in-Yellow Real Wedding by Page Bertelsen Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Yellow makes me just so happy… However, paired with the exquisite style of Amy Burke florals and stunning photographs by Page Bertelsen, I’m utterly head over heels.  Ashley and Mark met a few times in high school, but it wasn’t until they were both attending SUNY and working at the same restaurant in their hometown of Albany that the two paired up.  About four years ago they moved across the country to San Francisco, where Mark proposed during a wine tour at Domaine Chandon.  Ashley didn’t even see it coming…. 

The gorgeous bride wore a St. Patrick gown, complete with a lace-embellished cathedral train.  The ceremony was adorned with flowers and petals for days in the golden yellow, white, vanilla, and soft green palette.  Ashley’s two sisters stood by her side as bridesmaids, and an intimate group of just fifty five guests gathered to witness their vows.  

Dinner on the terrace followed the sun-kissed ceremony.  Clusters of paper lanterns and more absolutely ravishing florals brightened the already scenic venue.   Although the day was very warm and sunny, around dinnertime a fog rolled in and the temperature cooled thirty five degrees!  The couple wasn’t phased, in fact, they thought the unexpected weather brought everyone close together, as they kept warm on the dance floor.

See the full story here… 

Photos by Page Bertelsen

Bridal Gown by St. Patrick

Bride’s Hair and Makeup by Jasmine Ashanti

Groom’s Attire by Astor & Black

Florals by Amy Burke Designs

Rentals by A1 Rentals

Venue: Thomas Fogarty Winery


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Modern Elegance in Napa Valley by La Vie Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Jenna and Scott describe their first meeting as awkward, however, their elegant Napa Valley wedding was anything but.  With a dramatic palette, set against a leafy, vineyard backdrop,  the event was truly stunning.  La Vie Photography captured the bold colors, pristine florals, and sweet kisses that have us swooning.

The bridal party looked ultra-glam: Jenna in her embellished Pricilla of Boston gown and the maids in satin beauties by Alfred Angelo. I could gaze for days at the mesmerizing calla lily, orchid, and rose bouquets by Michael Daigian Design.

The couple married on the grounds of  The Vintage Estates, under a lavishly adorned chuppah.

Although she was completely uncomfortable with the idea,  Jenna created an account on JDate on one fateful day in July of 2010.  That very same week Scott planned to cancel his account, but the stars aligned; the girl from Minnesota and the boy from North Carolina were destined to connect.  Eventually, Scott traveled to Minnesota to meet Jenna in person and despite some initial online dating awkwardness… the two fell in love and the rest, as they say, is history!

The glamorous afternoon ceremony and cocktail hour turned into a truly luxe, ravishing reception in the barrel room at the winery.  Tall centerpieces, romantic candlelight, and one heck of a gorgeous cake imbued the ceremony with modern elegance.  These adorable favors from Bouchon Bakery are a little breakfast in a box…. soooo cute.  Three cheers for finding love the internet!

Happy wishes to Jenna and Scott and a big thanks to La Vie Photography for sharing these stunning photos…

Photos by La Vie Photography

Wedding Planning by Dee Merz

Bridal Gown by Pricilla of Boston; Bridesmaids Dresses by Alfred Angelo

Hair by Matt Sweeney of Evolution

Men’s Attire by Savvi Formalwear

Florals by Michael Daigian Design

Venue: The Vintage Estates

Cake by Perfect Endings; Favors by Bouchon Bakery

Reception Music by All Star Jukebox

Rentals by Classic Party Rentals

Videography by Redmond Digital Media

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Lovely Vineyard Wedding by elisa b Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Get ready for a dose of loveliness!  This East Coast pair married on a scenic vineyard in Virginia.  Maria and Will’s wedding featured a lovely purple palette and a sweet surprise end to the evening.  Here is their story in photos by elisa b Photography.Maria is a Vermont girl and dreamed of a wedding in an organic, natural setting with lots of pretty scenery.  They came across their perfect locale at Veritas Vineyards in Afton, Virginia.  Maria’s favorite color has been purple since she was little, so the couple drew inspiration from the vineyard to design an elegant, purple-infused wedding day!  Pat’s Floral Design was the creative mind behind all of the charming, feminine florals.Maria and Will met in Boston, where Maria’s cousin brought them together in a secret ‘set-up’ during a friendly gathering. Over the course of a gorgeous New England fall and a cold and snowy winter, they fell in love.  Will had long been planning a move to Virginia that spring for medical school, while coincidentally, Maria was accepted into a PhD program at the University of Virginia.  The stars were aligned!  Rain nearly threatened the outdoor ceremony, but after only a few drops of rain, it held up just fine.

After they were wed, everyone headed indoors to celebrate in a light-filled ballroom.  As a focal point, the florist put a gorgeous tree behind the head table and hung lanterns from the branches.  Candlelight and beautiful florals filled the room.  At the end of the evening, there was a fun surprise for guests:  the donut wagon from Carpe Donut!

There’s more to see from this sweet wedding {over here}!

Photos by  elisa b Photography

Bridal Gown by Alvina Valenta

Makeup & Hair by Moxie Hair & Body Lounge

Venue: Veritas Vineyards

Florals by Pat’s Floral Design

Donut Wagon: Carpe Donut


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Tinwin + Kevin: A Lovely Wedding by Jen Huang
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

This wedding is the bee’s knees.  Seriously.  The muted color palette, the bountiful florals, the very handsome bride and groom (who look so utterly happy)…. Oh, and of course.. the always fresh and awe-inspiring photography by Jen Huang.  So. In. Love.  

Photos by Jen Huang Photography*

Venue: Wente Vineyards in Livermore, California

Flowers by Floral Design Studio

Bridal Gown by Monique Lhuillier

Suits by J. Crew

*Industry Friends: Jen Huang is offering a photography workshop this November in Santa Barbara… check it out by {clicking here}!


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