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English Garden Wedding Inspiration

Today’s gorgeous shoot is so filled to the brim with beautiful, we almost can’t stand it! Inspired by the vintage romance of English gardens and classic literature, Jen Rios Weddings envisioned a garden soiree with feminine details, accents of book pages, and—of course—a traditional afternoon tea. xoGinny created handwritten stationery, place cards, and even a positively amazing altar with a “love letter” feel, and the deep navy ink was a perfect complement to toile china from The Vintage Dish. Lush, organic florals from We + You in the palest of pink and peach are fresh and light set atop the tabletop from The Vintage Dish, and we cannot get over the gorgeous statement bouquet paired with a delicate lace BHLDN gown. We are utterly in love with each of the images from Nicole Berrett!

Blush Dahlia BouquetBHLDN Gown

Blue Calligraphy Invitations

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Escort Cards on Vintage Tray

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Unique Wedding Altar

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Stunning Blush Bridal Bouquet

Tea and Scones at WeddingToile China

Wedding Tea Station

Photography – Nicole Berrett | Planning & Design – Jen Rios Weddings | Floral – We + You | Stationery & Calligraphy – xoGinny | Tabletop – The Vintage Dish | Sweets – The Hospitality Sweet | Linens – La Tavola | Gown – BHLDN | Accessories – Beyond the Gown | Hair & Makeup – Beauty & the Blush | Venue & Furnishings – The Wildwood Inn | Model – Kara Stout

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Chic + Modern Chicago Wedding

Chicago is glorious during the summertime, and Alissa and Jeff made the most of the stunning surroundings by holding their June nuptials at River Roast, set along the Chicago River. Sheila from Ipomea Floral Design accented the modern space with lanterns and candlelight, for a soft and romantic feel. Bouquets of blush and white peonies with juliet garden roses accented Alissa’s gorgeous Alvina Valenta gown from Bella Bianca, and her ladies’ flowy Donna Morgan dresses. The couple and their wedding party visited some of the city’s most iconic locations, from Buckingham Fountain to Michigan Ave, where Kina Wicks Photography captured these lovely images. We are smitten!

Chicago RiverBride in White Robe

Bride in Alvina ValentaJimmy Choo Silver Heels

Classic Tuxedo GroomAlvina Valenta Gown

Gray Bridesmaids Dresses

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Modern Chicago Restaurant Wedding

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Ivory Hydrangea Centerpiece

Chicago Restaurant Wedding

Photography – Kina Wicks Photography | Venue – River Roast | Floral – Ipomea Floral Design | Stationery – Minted | Videography – Robert Cawthorne | Bakery – West Town Bakery | DJ – Toast and Jam | Transportation – Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company | Hair Stylist – Vanessa Yttre | Makeup Artist – Rachel Jordan | Bridesmaids dresses – Donna Morgan | Gown – Alvina Valenta from Bella Bianca | Jewelry – Nadri | Veil/Headpiece – Bella Bianca | Bride’s Shoes – Jimmy Choo | Suit and Tie – Nicholas Joseph | Groom’s Shoes – Hugo Boss | Groomsmen Ties – The Tie Bar

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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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Karen Hill Photography and The Paper Vow, LLC 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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    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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    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?

    Paper Vow

    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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