Welcome To The Weekend

Happy Friday and farewell January! It has truly been a beautiful start to the year and we are excited to see what pretty February brings. We hope you have a fabulous Super Bowl weekend and we will see you back here next month!

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{Images by Erich McVey via Wedding Sparrow}

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Classic Memphis Garden Wedding

It doesn’t get more beautiful than an enchanting garden setting, classic wedding details, and gorgeous photography, and Amanda and John’s wedding has each in spades! The elegant Annesdale Mansion and its lush grounds was the backdrop for their Memphis garden soiree. The stately mansion provided inspiration for the decor by Angela Mazanti Designs, which featured lush greenery and pretty pastel hydrangea. Amanda is positively regal in a lace Anne Barge gown and Untamed Petals veil, highlighted by loose chic waves by Janice Allen. We adore each beautiful image from Ashley Upchurch Photography!

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Blue and White Wedding CakeGreen and Gray Reception

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Staircase with GreeneryClassic Memphis Wedding Reception

Photography – Ashley Upchurch Photography | Venue – Annesdale Mansion | Wedding Planning, Event Design, and Floral – Angela Mazanti Designs | Stationery – RSVP Stationers | Calligraphy – Katherine Crosby | Videography – Message in a Bottle Productions | Catering – Ziparo’s | Bakery – The Flour Garden | Band – The Party Jammers | Transportation – Limo Express | Ceremony Musicians – Drew and Angela Massengale | Hair Stylist – Janice Allen | Makeup Artist – Heather Boutique and Spa | Bridesmaids Dresses – Bella Bridesmaid | Gown – Anne Barge from Maggie Louise Bridal | Jewelry – Mednikow | Veil/Headpiece – Untamed Petals | Bride’s Shoes – Blue by Betsey Johnson | Suits and Ties – Jos. A. Bank | Flower Girl Dress and Ring Bearer Suit – All About Weddings

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Elegant Pittsburgh Ballroom Wedding

Alexi and Stephen’s Pittsburgh wedding is all about pure timeless romance. After a ceremony at the gorgeous All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, guests moved to the historical The Pennsylvanian for a stunning reception designed by Rania HarrisMt. Lebanon Floral brought the outdoors in with gorgeous greenery, elements of moss, and textured florals in shades of green and coral. Alexi and her bridesmaids wore  Monique Lhuillier gowns from Ann Gregory For The Bride, the bridesmaids dresses in the palest of blush perfectly offset by bouquets of deep pink and paired with lace ribbon to match Alexi’s gown. We know you will fall in love with the elegant images from Caroline Yoon!

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Classic Wedding Invitations

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Bridesmaids in Pale Pink

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Floral Garland Chair DecorModern White Wedding Cake

Table Numbers Made of Moss

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Photography – Caroline Yoon | Ceremony Venue – All Saints Greek Orthodox Church | Reception Venue – The Pennsylvanian | Floral – Mt. Lebanon Floral | Wedding Planning, Event Design and Catering – Rania Harris | Stationery and Calligraphy – Joan Rothaus | Favors – Momofuku Milk Bar | Videography – Cardboard Films | Bakery – Bella Christies and Lil Z’s Sweet Boutique | Rentals – All Occasions Party Rental | Linens – Lendable Linens | Band – Cityscape | Lighting – Three Rivers Entertainment | Transportation – Pittsburgh Transportation | Ceremony Musicians – John Walko/Bach Choir of Pittsburgh | Hair Stylist – La Pomponnee | Makeup Artist – Oh Ros/Chanel | Bridesmaids dresses – Monique Lhuillier | Gown and Veil – Monique Lhuillier from Ann Gregory For The Bride | Bride’s Shoes – Jimmy Choo | Suit and Tie – J.Crew | Groom’s Shoes – Salvatore Ferragamo | Groomsmen Suits – The Black Tux

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Win a Honeymoon to Martinique

On the hunt for your perfect honeymoon locale? Looking for a place that is part island paradise and part eclectic European flair? Look no further than the gorgeous island of Martinique. Just a few short hours from Miami, nestled in the Eastern Caribbean sea, Martinique is a perfect honeymoon destination for the couple looking for Caribbean paradise with a twist. A region of France, Martinique’s culinary scene is unparalleled in the Caribbean, with island-inspired continental cuisine at every turn. We were recently able to visit Martinique and spend several days taking in the beauty of the island. Keep reading for details on how to win a trip for two to Martinique!


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During our stay on the island, we were able to explore the island’s natural beauty with a sailing trip on Les Balades du Delphis, where we visited ilet Loup-garou (a turtle reserve), ilet Chancel (iguana island), and ilet Madame (a sand bank swimming pool in the sea). The turquoise waters and stunning surroundings made for a gorgeous day on the water. No island adventure is complete without a bit of rum, and visiting Clement Distillery and Plantation Home for a tasting and tour of the historic home was tops on our list. Last but most certainly not least, we were thrilled to have a cooking class at the renowned Les Ateliers Médélices with Chef Bredas. We picked herbs fresh from the garden and prepared the most incredible meal with local ingredients.

Martinique has no shortage of boutique hotels and resorts, each with its own personality. We adored the funky La Suite Villa and its poolside restaurant (we happened to be there during the Beaujolais Nouveau release, and the party was spectacular!) and for those looking to completely get away from it all, the spectacular Le Cap Est Lagoon Resort and Spa provides suites each with their own private plunge pool and a seaside setting sure to impress.

We simply know that you will love Martinique as much as we did, and are so excited to share a giveaway to win a trip for two to Martinique. ENTER TO WIN YOUR HONEYMOON HERE!

*Our trip to Martinique was sponsored by Atout France. All opinions are our own.


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Organic + Modern San Diego Wedding

Tammi and Dave’s wedding at the modern L’Auberge Del Mar is the epitome of sophistication. The couple let the seaside backdrop set the stage and kept their attire and decor soft and romantic. Tammi is exquisite in a floaty Sarah Seven gown, while her maids donned white chiffon frocks of their choosing. The gossamer gowns allowed the lush, organic florals from Isari Flower Studio to bring a touch of color, with each bouquet its own unique and whimsical creation. Earthy elements such as a rustic wedding arbor, herbs nestled in the centerpieces and peppermint soap favors from Bar Soap Brooklyn echoed the gorgeous surroundings, and crisp white linens and calligraphy escort cards (hand-lettered by Tammi) added a modern touch. Prepare to be swept away by the stunning images from Steve Steinhardt!

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Colorful Bridal BouquetSarah Seven Crystal Bodice Gown

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Classic Letterpress InvitationsBride in Sarah Seven

Pale Blue and Coral BouquetsColorful Bouquets with White Dresses

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Organic Wildflower CenterpieceWhite and Pale Pink Wedding Table

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Photography – Steve Steinhardt | Ceremony Venue – Seagrove Park | Reception Venue – L’Auberge Del Mar | Floral – Isari Flower Studio | Wedding Planning – White Lace Events & Design | Stationery – designed by the couple and printed by Coeur Noir Letterpress | Favors – Bar Soap Brooklyn | Bakery – Fabcakes | Band – Third Season Jazz | DJ – Positive Energy Productions | Ceremony Musicians – Miles Moynier | Makeup Artist – Tina Kikawa | Gown – Sarah Seven | Suit – J.Crew | Groom’s Shoes – Gordon Rush | Officiant – Ceremonies De Vie

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