Welcome to the Weekend

We cannot begin to describe how in love we are with all of the gorgeous details shared on EAD this week! Everything from the elegant New Orleans wedding (including a line parade through the French Quarter), to this relaxed and sophisticated New York-area affair, and finally an ultra chic poolside wedding in Palm Springs was absolute perfection! If that wasn’t swoon-worthy enough, we also welcomed a new and amazing EAD Vendor, Karen Hill Photography! Karen Hill Photography has a natural and organic approach, allowing a wedding day story to be created through timeless imagery!

Bridesmaids with Parasols

{Image by Graham Terhune via Grey Likes Weddings}

A few of our favorites from this week:

Also, check out The Paper Vow, which is your go-to place for custom invitations! Each piece is tailor-made to each couple’s personal style, making sure they have original creations for their wedding! Happy Friday everyone!

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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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    Bridesmaids and Bridesman in Taupe

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    Bride in Jenny Packham Gown 4Flower Girls in Gold Fairy Dresses

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    Poolside Wedding ReceptionPlace Setting with Succulents

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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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    Pretty Old Fashioned Ballroom

    Purple Pedestal CenterpieceCenterpieces in Wooden Boxes

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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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    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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    Ivory Bridesmaids Bouquets

    Pillar Candle LanternsNew Orleans Candlelight Wedding

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    Elegant Guest Book TableWedding Cake with Fresh Flowers

    Latrobes on Royal Wedding

    Wedding PaintingNew Orleans Wedding Processional

    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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