Welcome To The Weekend

Spring is (almost) in the air and with the season’s anticipated arrival, we have some exciting news to share! The EAD headquarters is officially back in Chicago and we couldn’t be happier to call the Windy City our home! There is so much more to be celebrated this week—including our favorite finds from the wedding world and beyond. We hope you enjoy and have an the most amazing weekend, friends!

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A few of our favorites from the week:

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Classic + Timeless Virginia Wedding

There are weddings that are breathtakingly beautiful and then there are beautiful weddings like Morgan and Matt’s that take our breath away! The couple were married on a foggy winter day at Charlottesville, Virginia’s King Family Vineyards with the help of A Grand Affair. The details came together flawlessly to create a pretty soiree that can be best described as clean, classic simplicity. Morgan looked like pure sophistication in an Allure Bridals gown, an elegant updo created by Sarah Hatch of Studio 500 and chic red lips that added the perfect pop of color. We love how Morgan completed her bridal look with an adorable Southern touch of Frye Booties underneath her lace gown! Sweet posies of garden flowers in soft ivory and peach by Southern Blooms decorated the reception, which featured a menu from Have Food Will Travel and an understated cake from Westhampton Bakery. As always, each and every image by Michael and Carina Photography is flawless!

Pale Pink and Peach BouquetBride with Red Lips

Silvery Gray Bridesmaids DressesBride in Classic Tuxedo

Classic Virginia WeddingMinted Wedding Stationery

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Pale Green and Peach BouquetIvory Wreath Centerpiece

Classic Virginia Wedding

Photography – Michael and Carina Photography | Venue – King Family Vineyards | Wedding Planning – A Grand Affair | Floral – Southern Blooms | Catering – Have Food Will Travel | Gown – Allure Bridals | Shoes – Frye Booties | Hair and Makeup – Sarah Hatch of Studio 500 | Bakery – Westhampton Bakery | Suit – Classic Tuxedos | Bridesmaid Dresses – Allure Bridals | DJ – DJ Ricky Morris | Stationery – Minted | Officiant – Dr. Donald Runion | Jewelry – Glenn Riley | Rentals – MS Events

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15 Must-Have Wedding Shoes

Bridal ShoesEAD brides are known for their chic and impeccable style. Their head-to-toe beauty starts with a gorgeous gown, flawless hair and makeup and ends with accessories and a pretty pair of pumps. Here are 15 fabulous and shoppable shoe styles that are a must-have for any bride-to-be!

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Blue Rose Photography, Greer G. Photography, Justin DeMutiis Photography, and Lindsay Madden Photography are members of the EAD Vendor Guide. To find vendors in your area, click here, or to apply to become a member, click here.
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    Beach Wedding Details from Kate Aspen + Giveaway

    We’re head over heels for the beach chic wedding details from Kate Aspen! Just in time for the summer wedding season, the beach-themed favors and decor are perfect for everything from a casual seaside bachelorette party or rehearsal dinner to a beachfront wedding.

    Beach Wedding Details from Kate Aspen

    We’re loving items like the unique coral place card holders and the fresh nautical feel of the Anchors Away soap. Featuring shells, sand dollars, and other ocean-inspired motifs in aqua blue, rosy peach and light sand watercolors, these coastal wedding decor ideas are a wonderful way to add a hint of the sea to your beach-themed shower or destination wedding. And if the ocean breeze isn’t the backdrop for your wedding, never fear. Kate Aspen has something for all wedding styles. (we’re crushing on the classic gold lantern and teacup candle holder)!

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    Romantic + Airy Pastel Wedding Inspiration

    We couldn’t imagine a more beautiful inspiration shoot for this first week of March than this pretty pastel goodness from Swoon Floral Design and Jamie Rae Photo! With a vision of romantic cream and rose as their guide, they brought in white vintage furniture from Classic Vintage Rentals, antique gold rimmed vintage plates, and beautiful hand-scripted calligraphy by Portland Palomino. Kim of Swoon Floral Design created a soft centerpiece in shades of blush and buttery yellow featuring hydrangea, roses, and wax flower. Jein King styled an elegant updo with a floral crown by Amanda Judge which transferred easily into a loose braid, and a Leanne Marshall gown from The English Department provided two looks in one with its lacy jacket overlay. We are completely smitten with each and every frame from Jamie Rae Photo!

    Ivory and Butter Wedding Bouquet

    Blush Ivory and Taupe Wedding TableBlush Calligraphy for Weddings

    Bride in Side BraidYellow and Green Pastel Wedding Bouquet

    Butter and Ivory Wedding Table

    Centerpiece in Pastel ColorsFaux Floral Headpiece

    Blush and Pale Yellow Wedding Flowers

    Gown from The English DeptPink Wedding Calligraphy

    Ivory and Blush Pastel Centerpiece

    Ivory Floral Wedding ArborBlush and Gold Wedding Ideas

    Leanne Marshall Wedding Gown

    Blush Wedding LinenBouquet with Anemones and Greenery

    Pale Yellow and Blush Wedding Table

    Gown from The English DeptGold and Pale Yellow Centerpiece

    Photography – Jamie Rae Photo | Venue – Montgomery Park | Floral and Design – Swoon Floral Design | Gown – Leanne Marshall from The English Department | Veil – Amanda Judge | Calligraphy – Portland Palomino | Catering – Food and Bloom | Rentals – Classic Vintage Rentals | Ribbon – Frou Frou Chic | Hair and Makeup – Jein King Make Up | Backdrop – West Coast Drape | Model – Alexus Ayers

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