Sweet + Pretty Garden Wedding

Beth Ann and Ted’s summer garden wedding is all about delicate blooms, pretty pastels, and family and friends. The couple selected Wheaton, Illinois’s lovely Cantigny Park for their nuptials, and drew from the craftsman-style details of the venue’s Red Oak Room for their inspiration. Soft and romantic blooms from The Floral Company in shades of peach and ivory dressed the tables, and complemented the lush garden setting. Beth Ann is picture perfect in a lace Anais Anette gown from Weddings 826, and her ladies donned lovely pale blue After Six frocks. We love the sweet simplicity of these images from Jacqui Cole Photography!

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Pale Blue Bridesmaids Dresses

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Photography – Jacqui Cole Photography | Venue – Cantigny Park | Floral – The Floral Company | Stationery – Minted | Bakery – The Sugar Path | Gown – Anais Anette from Weddings 826 | Shoes – J. Renee | Jewelry – Nadri | Bridesmaids Dresses – Dessy and After Six | Hair and Makeup – Amber Waves Salon | Ceremony Music – Belle Music | DJ – Crestline Entertainment | Suit – Men’s Wearhouse

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Classic + Sophisticated San Francisco Wedding

Chris and Maria’s wedding is a true San Francisco affair. The couple worked with Julie Briggs Dunn of JBD Events to curate the details of the day. They selected Maria’s family church, St. Ignatius Church at the University of San Francisco, for their ceremony, and the stunning Flood Mansion for their reception gathering, a venue that held special meaning as Maria had attended school in the building and knew every nook and cranny of the venerable space. Maria is polished and elegant in a custom Jin Wang gown and jacket, which she helped to design, and several beautiful pieces of jewelry, including earrings gifted by her mother, a bracelet belonging to her maid of honor’s grandmother, and her grandmother’s brooch and handkerchief pinned to her bouquet. Chris and his groomsmen are dapper in white dinner jackets, and Maria’s bridal party selected chic frocks from …And Something Blue, complete with belts handmade by Maria’s mother. The Main Hall of the Mansion was decorated with light and airy tablescapes by Thierry Chantrel, in soft pink and shimmering silver accented by the bright, open space. Modern twists, including the silver fortune cookie favors as a nod to the City by the Bay’s famed Chinatown and a Swiss Dot wedding cake by The Cakemaker, made the day even more personal. Each of the images from Kelly Stonelake is stunning!

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Photography – Kelly Stonelake | Ceremony Venue – St. Ignatius Church, University of San Francisco | Reception Venue – Flood Mansion | Wedding Coordination – JBD Events | Floral – Thierry Chantrel | Stationery – Soiree San Francisco | Gown – Jin Wang | Shoes – Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids Dresses – …And Something Blue | Catering and Rentals – McCall’s Catering & Events | Bakery – The Cakemaker | Hair and Makeup – Sherrie Long | Band – Mixx Company | Wine – Cultivar and Long Meadow Ranch | Rehearsal Dinner – Le Colonial | After Party – Balboa Cafe

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Intimate + Elegant Chicago Wedding

Colleen and Mark’s Chicago wedding is indescribably elegant. At no time is the city more beautiful than in the summer, and the gorgeous day was a perfect complement to the gorgeous couple and their wedding party. Colleen is resplendent in a lace Ines Di Santo gown from Dimitras Bridal Couture, and her maids donned chic champagne Jenny Yoo Social Collection gowns. The extraordinary Preston Bradley room of the Chicago Cultural Center was the setting for their July nuptials, and the architectural gem’s Tiffany Dome was incorporated into the custom stationery by Magnificent Milestones. A mix of lush teacup florals and elegant garland-style centerpieces with a sea of candles by Exquisite Designs adorned the tables. The fabulous Lori Stephenson of LOLA Event Productions went above and beyond to both curate the details of the day and insure the event with off without a hitch, right down to duct taping the floor when the jubilant reception dancing literally cracked it open! We adore each of these soft and lovely images from Annie Parish Photography!

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Art Deco Style Wedding Rings

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Wedding Photos in Millennium Park

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Photography – Annie Parish Photography | Venue – Chicago Cultural Center | Event Coordination – LOLA Event Productions | Floral – Exquisite Designs | Stationery – Magnificent Milestones | Catering and Bakery – Jewell Events Catering | Videography – Highway 61 Films | Music – Skyline | Hair and Makeup – Sonia Roselli | Gown – Ines Di Santo from Dimitras Bridal Couture | Shoes – L.K. Bennett | Accessories – Swarovski | Bridesmaids Dresses – Jenny Yoo Social Collection | Tuxedo – Vera Wang | Cufflinks – Spiffing Jewelry | Transportation – Second City | Officiant – Reverend Greg Zimmerman

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Welcome To The Weekend

Hello weekend! We are saying farewell to another fabulous week filled to the brim with pretty and exciting news as we welcomed our newest fashion and accessories vendor, Romantic ART Life! Every piece in the collection of elegant bridal floral accessories is inspired by love of nature, the delicate beauty of flowers, and Anastasiya’s passion for details and feminine beauty. If you follow us daily, then you can understand why we are still pinching ourselves over featuring this ethereal river wedding inspiration and this dreamboat of a styled shoot. But in the midst of the beauty, we cannot help but reflect on the events that happened 13 years ago on September 11th. Our hearts are filled with sadness as we remember that fateful day, and it is a sorrowful reminder that we should truly feel blessed for the life we have and the nation to which we call home. Have a beautiful weekend friends and never forget.

At Home Engagement Ideas

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A few of our favorites from the week:

  • Wedding-worthy gowns from New York Fashion Week.
  • What to wear to this fall’s parties.
  • How-to properly store your summer clothes.
  • A fabulous way to make a party sign with tissue paper.
  • Every kitchen needs this adorable conversion chart.
  • A fizzy cocktail that everyone can enjoy.
  • Go-to girlfriend gifts to always keep on hand.
  • Our favorite pin of the week.


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    Romantic California Winery Wedding

    The Bay Area is stunning any time of year, but no more so than in the shoulder seasons, and San Martin’s Clos la Chance Winery winery shines in Kelly and John’s lovely wedding. Florals from Flower Divas in pretty pastel tones of peach, pink, and marigold dress the lovely tables, and bridesmaids pair their peach and ivory bouquets with floaty pale blue frocks. The flowering gardens and Spanish-style architecture of the winery are absolutely beautiful, and we just adore the unbelievable light in these gorgeous images from Danielle Poff Photography!

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    Bay Area Winery Wedding

    Photography – Danielle Poff Photography | Venue – Clos la Chance Winery | Floral – Flower Divas | Bakery – Cathy Lines | DJ – Los Gatos DJ Company | Catering – Cafe Primavera | Hair – Lori Wyrick from Adieu Salon | Makeup – Nicole Ferraz | Videography – Thomas Hughes Films

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