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Modern + Chic Poolside Wedding

Andrea and Alex’s Palm Springs wedding perfectly captures the feeling of their desert surroundings. Their poolside soiree is clean and classic, without any stuffiness or pretense, and you can just feel the love radiating between them! After a ceremony in the Alcazar Hotel‘s charming courtyard, guests moved poolside for the chic reception, with a family-style dinner at estate tables set beneath string lights and the glow of the setting California sun. How adorable are Andrea’s three neices as fairy-like flower girls? Their feathery gold dresses are a whimsical offset to Andrea’s stunning Jenny Packham gown. A late-night Cinco de Mayo fireworks show and late night tacos capped off the evening—we are blown away by the beautiful images from Melissa Gidney!

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Photography – Melissa Gidney | Venue – Alcazar Hotel | Wedding Planning and Floral – Sharzad McRobie | Stationery – Rock Paper Square | Catering – Cheeky’s Restaurant | Rentals – Signature Rentals | Hair Stylist – Brien O’Brien Salon | Makeup Artist – Denise Hart Larsen | Gown – Jenny Packham from Bisou Bridal | Bride’s Shoes – Jimmy Choo | Suit – J.Crew

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The Paper Vow

We’re so excited to introduce you to one of our favorite EAD vendors, The Paper Vow! An independent design studio based in Cleveland, OH, The Paper Vow is your go-to source for fabulous custom invitations! We love how Christy, the founder of The Paper Vow, works with couples to design custom creations tailor-made for their weddings. From whimsical to modern, bold to vintage, each piece reflects the personal style of the couple and their wedding. No two stories are the same, so why wouldn’t your invitations be just as unique?

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Visit The Paper Vow‘s website to explore all of the goodies. In addition to custom wedding invitations, Christy creates everything from baby shower invitations to vintage bridal garters. And we can’t even believe the awesome 3D printed invitations they are soon to offer! Follow The Paper Vow on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram to see the full collection.

*This post was sponsored by The Paper Vow.

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Sophisticated Country Club Wedding

There’s something so genuinely lovely about Courtney and Greg’s New York-area wedding. Timeless but unfussy, elegant but relaxed, theirs is an event that radiates love and happiness. The Tuxedo Club—a gorgeous mansion set beside a sparkling lake—was the setting for a springtime wedding, and a perfect 70-degree day was a welcome respite from the endless Northeastern cold weather! Courtney is genuinely radiant in her Vera Wang gown and shoes, both with custom alterations by Fidencia Dressmaking. The ballroom at The Tuxedo Club is decorated with many paintings and antiques, and Dramatic Innovation worked with the couple to create florals that complemented the historic setting. We are smitten with each and every image from the wonderful Michele M. Waite!

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Photography – Michele M. Waite | Ceremony Venue – Church of Presentation | Reception Venue – The Tuxedo Club | Floral – Dramatic Innovation | Stationery – Minted | Favors – Candles 4 Less | Videography – Generic Brand Human | Bakery – L’Arte della Pasticceria | DJ – Tara Feeley Entertainment | Transportation – New York Trolley Company | Ceremony Musicians – Ed Ginter, Dennis Corcoran, and Peg O’Neill | Hair Stylist – De Beaute Day Spa | Makeup Artist – Kari Platt | Bridesmaids dresses – Bliss Bridal | Gown – Vera Wang, with alterations from Fidencia Dressmaking | Bride’s Shoes – Mossimo Supply Co., decorated by Fidencia Dressmaking | Groom’s Suit – Biltmore Tuxedos | Groomsmen Suits – Men’s Wearhouse | Guest Book Postcards – The Trendy Sparrow | Wedding Card Box – Sugarplum Cottage

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Michèle M. Waite Photography is a member 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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    Elegant Vintage-Inspired New Orleans Wedding

    New Orleans is the epitome of vintage elegance, and Destiny and Blaine’s wedding perfectly embodies the magical presence of the Crescent City. Although the couple both hail from north Louisiana, they make their home in New Orleans, and as Destiny says, “there is no better place to marry the one you love”! Destiny, an interior designer and self-professed “lover of small details”, drew inspiration from both the city’s historic details, choosing the elegant stone courtyard of Latrobe’s on Royal for their gas lantern-lit ceremony and the exposed brick and stucco walls of the ballroom for their reception, and its artistic culture, with local painter Ben Hamburger on hand to paint the night as it unfolded. Maria from Tupelo Honey Design created hand-painted oyster invitations, vintage handkerchief favors, and New Orleans map save the dates. From the first look in Louis Armstrong Park to the second line parade through the French Quarter, they perfectly captured the spirit of their city, and we are completely head-over-heels with each and every detail, and the stunning images from Greer G Photography!

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    Photography – Greer G Photography | Venue – Latrobe’s on Royal | Floral – Meade Wenzel | Event Design – Ecru Interiors & Design | Stationery and Favors – Tupelo Honey Design | Calligraphy – Celeste Marshall | Videography – Bella Productions | Catering – The Besh Group | Bakery – The Royal Cakery | Band – The Boogie Men | Transportation – Mid City Carriages | Harpist – Rachel Van Voorhees | Hair and makeup – H20 Salon | Bridesmaids dresses – Jenny Yoo | Gown and Headpiece – Jenny Packham from Kelly’s Closet | Bride’s Shoes – BHLDN | Suits and Tie – Black by Vera Wang | Candle Decor and Lanterns – Luminous Events | Live Painter – Ben Hamburger | Second Line Jazz Band – Kinfolk Brass Band

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    Greer G. Photography is a member 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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    Welcome to the Weekend

    We hope you didn’t miss out on any of the wedding bliss that overflowed EAD this Week! From one wedding with three different and incredibly gorgeous ceremonies to this pretty Windy City soiree, we are overjoyed with the prettiness that graced us! We have also been inspired by so many lovely blogs, with DIY projects and some swoon worthy finds, and we cannot wait to share some of our favorites with you! Have a wonderful weekend everyone! xo

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    A few of our favorites from this week:

    Also make sure to check out the updated portfolio from the award winning, full service wedding planning and design firm, Boston and Newburyport based Tangorra Wedding Planning! We cannot get enough of their styling brilliance!

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    Tangorra Wedding Planning is a member 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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