Southern Fall for Sarah & Adam

Today’s wedding features stunning bride Sarah, captured here with a perfect fall breeze in Nashville. What a gorgeous day!

 

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Photographer:  Smith Studios Photography//Design and Decor: Elliot Events//Reception Venue: Marathon Village//

Gorgeous and Gold with Lauren & Chad

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From Sunnybook, Virgina we’re pleased to share the gorgeous gold-tinged wedding of Lauren & Chad. Captured by Melissa Durham, “Everything about Lauren and Chad’s wedding was perfect. The bridal room had the most beautiful, soft light for starting the day off sipping mimosas from gold-glittered stemless wine glasses. Lauren wore a feminine monogrammed bridal robe, and her bridesmaids and the mothers wore monogrammed button-up shirts, all made exclusively by Lauren’s mother.

 

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Lauren’s makeup and hair were done by her bridesmaid, Claire.The venue was decorated with delicate white hydrangeas and pale pink roses and gold details. Gold framed mirror menus and table charts, as well as a handmade wooden guest book made by Lauren’s father welcomed guests. Their two-tiered cake and guest cupcakes were displayed on gorgeous gold and crystal cake stands, accompanied by hazelnut candies and champagne. The ceremony took place under a classic white pergola decorated with soft, white curtains and sprays of white hydrangeas and pale pink roses. The ceremony site was surrounded by beautiful cypress trees and a gorgeous rose garden against a backdrop of the infamously gorgeous fall Blue Ridge Mountains and the gorgeous plantation’s classically Southern white mansion.Lauren wore a stunningly modern, yet classic, ruched sweetheart gown with an embellished waist and perfect little pockets.

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Her maids wore a variety of pale pink floor length gowns. Chad and his groomsmen wore modern navy blue fitted suits with navy blue bow ties. The detail about Lauren and Chad’s wedding that most stands out to me was the incredible sense of family and friendship that surround the two of them. The toasts were emotional and heartfelt, the tears of happiness were definitely present, and the celebration on the plantation’s veranda was nothing short of spectacular. Lauren and Chad certainly have a powerful, loving support system in their corner.” McClung_Conner_Melissa_Durham_Photography_ConnerWedding2015121_low McClung_Conner_Melissa_Durham_Photography_ConnerWedding2015125_low McClung_Conner_Melissa_Durham_Photography_ConnerWedding2015854_low McClung_Conner_Melissa_Durham_Photography_ConnerWedding2015859_low McClung_Conner_Melissa_Durham_Photography_ConnerWedding2015865_low McClung_Conner_Melissa_Durham_Photography_ConnerWedding2015866_low McClung_Conner_Melissa_Durham_Photography_ConnerWedding2015867_low McClung_Conner_Melissa_Durham_Photography_ConnerWedding2015875_low

Photographer:  Melissa Durham Photography//Veils and headpieces:Celebration Bridal//Bakery: Confection Connection of Roanoke//Bridesmaid Dresses:David’s Bridal//Floral Designer: Plantation Creations//DJ: RSP Entertainment, LLC//Event Venue:The Plantation on Sunnybrook

Hot Pink and Navy with Abbie & Patrick

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Today’s real wedding is from  Nashville, where we find Abbie, a hairstylist and consultant for L’Oréal Professionnel, and Patrick who works for the Army. Together they choose hot pink and navy to inspire their special day. Photographer Matt Andrews documented the celebration that was held at Marathon VillageView More: http://mattandrewsphotography.pass.us/abbie_pat View More: http://mattandrewsphotography.pass.us/abbie_pat View More: http://mattandrewsphotography.pass.us/abbie_pat View More: http://mattandrewsphotography.pass.us/abbie_pat View More: http://mattandrewsphotography.pass.us/abbie_pat View More: http://mattandrewsphotography.pass.us/abbie_pat View More: http://mattandrewsphotography.pass.us/abbie_pat View More: http://mattandrewsphotography.pass.us/abbie_pat View More: http://mattandrewsphotography.pass.us/abbie_pat View More: http://mattandrewsphotography.pass.us/abbie_pat View More: http://mattandrewsphotography.pass.us/abbie_pat View More: http://mattandrewsphotography.pass.us/abbie_pat View More: http://mattandrewsphotography.pass.us/abbie_pat View More: http://mattandrewsphotography.pass.us/abbie_pat View More: http://mattandrewsphotography.pass.us/abbie_pat View More: http://mattandrewsphotography.pass.us/abbie_pat.

Photographer: Matt Andrews Photography //Event Planner: Elliott events//Cake Designer: Cakes By Shara//Linens and Coverings:Classic Party Rentals Nashville, TN//DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: designs in paper//Invitation Designer: designs in paper//Event Venue:Marathon Village //DJ:Premier DJs of Nashville//Caterer: The Chef and I

Mother Of The Bride? Read These Top Wedding Planning Tips

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Seeing your daughter get married is one of the most incredible moments you will ever witness. So naturally you want to make it as special as you can for her. It can be difficult to know how much help and involvement she would like during the planning stages. In the past, the Mother of the bride has set duties and responsibilities to abide by whereas now the role is often less pressured. It will also vary on how close you are to your daughter. To get yourself prepared and to help out in small but significant ways, use this guide to help. Continue reading →

Classic Cape Cod with Caroline & Trevor

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Today’s beautiful wedding was photography by Eric Foley in Hyannis, MA. Held at the Hyannisport Golf Club, Caroline & Trevor used subtle nautical tones and whimsical seascapes in the venue to celebrate their love.

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Photographer:  Eric Foley Photography

Floral Designer: Bee and Blossom

Cake Designer: Cottage Street Bakery

Event Venue:Hyannisport Golf Club//

Irish Charm for Katie & Eoin in this Luxury Country House

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We absolutely love this beautiful country house in Wexford, Ireland. A stunning balance of old world charm and gorgeous landscaping. And who doesn’t love a wandering peacock?

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What You Need to Consider When Preparing Your Wedding Reception

The wedding reception is usually the best part of the bride and groom’s big day. So, you need to make it as good as it can be. Here are some things to consider.

Plan Like Crazy

The most important thing you can do to make sure that your wedding reception is perfect is plan. Planning is always the key to success if you ask me. That way, you will avoid making any basic mistakes that could have the effect of throwing the day off course. If you plan like crazy, then you’ll be as prepared as it’s possible to be for a wedding reception. Then, when the day arrives, just let events unfold. Not everything will go exactly according to plan, but that doesn’t really matter.

Prioritise Lighting, Temperature and Footwear

There are some practical considerations that you should think about before you go any further. By getting the lighting right, you will be set the atmosphere just how you want it. If you want people to be up and dancing, you will have to dim the lights and lower the disco ball. And then think about the temperature. There’s nothing worse than a reception that’s too hot and humid. Footwear should be the next thing on your checklist. You want your feet to be comfortable, so have a change of footwear at hand.

Don’t Forget the Small Things

The small touches can finish off your wedding reception and make it feel more professional. All you need to do is spend some time organising what you want the room and table to look like when everyone walks into the room. You could pick a simple theme or colour scheme to make it a little more visually interesting. You will need hotel quality banquet table cloths if you are serving a buffet for the guests. And tie some ribbons on the chair. These are all cheap ideas, but the small things really matter.

Get the Entertainment Right

The entertainment is one of the most important aspects of the wedding reception. They will be providing the music for everyone to dance and have a good time to. So, first of all, make sure you pick the band or DJ very carefully. Read reviews and don’t be afraid to spend a bit more money. When it comes to entertainment, you often get what you pay for. And don’t hide the entertainment in the corner of the room. If you go for a DJ, but them in the middle of the room so that people can interact with the DJ.

Remember, Food and Drink is What’s Important

It’s possible to overcomplicate things when you’re trying to create your wedding reception. This is something that many people are guilty of doing. If you’re stuck for ideas or are getting a bit stressed, my recommendation would be to keep it simple. Go back to basics and remember what’s really important. And that’s food and drink. People want some good food and as much drink as they can handle. As long as you provide those two things, you are sure to keep people satisfied.

 

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How To Put Together Your Wedding Theme

We all dream of a beautiful wedding that looks stunning. Most of us have an idea for a theme that will help highlight our wedding. After all, we want a little style and personality in there too. There are many parts of the wedding that can be tailored to suit your personal tastes. It’s not all about the dress after all.

Start at the beginning. The venue you choose will have a certain classical style of its own. You may have chosen it because you love the shape of the windows or the attractiveness of the gardens. Colour and shape are important parts of any theme you choose. Many people choose hearts, but you can choose shapes of a Celtic origin or even chic scrolls.

The most popular colours for this year are mint green and powder blue. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you picking colours that mean something to you both. Or you could choose a colour that is prominent at your wedding venue. Once this is booked, it’s time to order the wedding invitations. If you have a look at the affordable wedding invitation kits from Pure Invitation, you’ll see you can choose any colour from your theme. You may also find a reference to your preferred shape too.

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Wedding Photography Mistakes That Can Be Easily Avoided

Wedding photography is an essential part of any wedding day. It’s the process that captures unique moments from this life changing event. These are the images you could potentially be showing your grandchildren one day and will hold an enormous sentimental value to your family. So you naturally want to look your absolute best and ensure you get beautiful photographs from every aspect of the day. To guarantee you get wedding photographs that you are 100% happy with, here are some things you should avoid doing. Continue reading →

Perfect Pastels: Alicia & Pat

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The biggest advice I can give to future brides is that there is absolutely no right or wrong way to do a wedding. Read the blogs, grab the magazines, listen to those who have done it and take it all in, but then take a step back and decide what is meaningful to you as a couple and make it your own.”

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Seattle Wedding Photographer | snohomish wedding photographer | Pacific Northwest Wedding | Bellingham Wedding Photographer | Woordinville Wedding Photographer | Lake Chelan Wedding PHotographer | Orcas Island Wedding Photographer | San Juan Island WEdding PHotographer | B. Jones Photography www.bjonesphotos.com Fine Art Wedding. Authentic. Affordable. Award winning. Best in the northwest

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A Wedding In Australia Could Be A Dream Come True

If you’re planning your wedding, you might be at the stage of picking a location and destination. At that point, you might want to consider holding a wonderful ceremony in the beautiful country of Australia. If you do, you can almost be guaranteed a spectacular wedding that none of your guests are soon likely to forget. Here’s why an Australian wedding might be the perfect choice for you.

A Gorgeous Climate

Holding a wedding in Australia opens many possibilities due to the natural climate there. You can have a gorgeous summer wedding even in the chilliest months of November to December. That means if it’s your dream to get married at Christmas but you can’t get the date, Australia might provide you with the perfect answer.

As well as, the climate provides the possibility of holding the ceremony outdoors. You could get married on a beautiful stretch of green with lovely white chairs laid out for your guests. You might even consider getting married on the beach in bare feet with the waves in the background. These are both two real possibilities you could consider.
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Sammi & Will in Sonoma

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Christie & Doug’s Sci-Fi Themed Wedding

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Christie and Douglas met during the summer of 2010, through friends. On their first date, Christie brought her custom light saber to show to Douglas, knowing that he was just as big a Star Wars fan as she was!
Christie and Douglas knew that they wanted to have a wedding that was cozy and romantic, but that also showed off their personalities. Instead of choosing a theme for the wedding, they decided that the theme of the wedding would be the bride and groom themselves: a Tardis Card Box, an ocean-inspired color palette, as well as Mulder and Scully Funko Pop figures as their wedding cake toppers. They decided that The Mill at Spring Lake Heights in Spring Lake Heights, NJ, would be the perfect atmosphere for the couple to celebrate with their closest friends and family.Castellano_Barry_VeroLuce_Photography_VLY1520_low Castellano_Barry_VeroLuce_Photography_VLY0966_low Castellano_Barry_VeroLuce_Photography_VLY0872_low Castellano_Barry_VeroLuce_Photography_VLY0854_low Castellano_Barry_VeroLuce_Photography_D607964_low Castellano_Barry_VeroLuce_Photography_26n_low

Photographer:  VeroLuce Photography
Transportation: A Shining Star Limousine Service
Officiant: Ceremonies By Dana
Cake Designer:Chocolate Carousel
Floral Designer: Designs by Dara
DJ:Golden Note Entertainment
Ring Designer:J. Thomas Jewelers
Dress Designer:Macy’s Bridal Salon By Demetrios
Event Venue: The Mill at Spring Lake
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Tuxedo by Sarno
Hair Stylist:Vanity Room Salon

Pennsylvania Charm for Molly & Mike

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When driving down the dirt road towards the Barn at Glistening Pond you feel like you stepped into a picturesque photo right out of a calendar. A little white a red barn just over the hill awaits you in the distance along with a small quaint pond framed by a large cornfield. Molly chose beautiful florals from Jenny’s Floral Design to accent her venue perfectly, with eggplant calla lilies welcoming the rich fall colors and golden wheat and succulents to add to the barn’s rustic appeal.

Molly and Mike met at her parents motocross race track back when Mike began racing at the young age of 5, so when Mike made his entrance to the wedding by riding in on his bike, there couldn’t have been a more perfect nod to their history together.Hurd_Stryker_Maura_Jane_Photography_MJP047_low

After the ceremony guests played cornhole and danced the night away and snacked on the beautiful dessert bar full of chocolate covered Oreos and candy apples while sipping yummy lemonade with the occasional taste of the homemade moonshine served at the bar.

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Photographer:  Maura Jane Photography
Floral Designer: Jenny’s Floral Design
Dress Store:Kleinfeld Bridal
Dress Designer:Maggie Sottero
Band: Skip Monday
Event Venue: The Barn at Glistening Pond
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Tuxedo by Sarno
Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas