Elegant Handmade Chicago Wedding

Brianna and Branden set out to create an enchanting and personal ambiance for their wedding day! Brianna’s vision was of dreamlike elegance, with metallic accents illuminating Orland Park, Illinois’ Crystal Tree Country Club, Brianna handmade many of the wedding details, including collecting honeycomb mirrors and mercury glass vases for the centerpieces and hand-lettering all of the calligraphy. Each bridesmaids’ dress was carefully selected to be clean, trendy, and bright in shades of silver and white. Windy City Flower Girls created light, airy florals to complement—mixing mums, dahlias, hydrangea, and dusty miller. We’re mesmerized by Brianna’s sophisticated Jim Hjelm gown from Dimitra’s Bridal Couture. Every image from Kristin La Voie Photography is simply gorgeous!

Bride in Beaded Jim Hjelm GownRing as Something Blue

Chic Jim Hjelm GownMetallic Bridesmaids Dress

Coordinating Silver Bridesmaids DressesBridesmaids in Silver

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Groom in Yellow Sports CarBride in Jim Hjelm

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Chicago Country Club Wedding Kristin La Voie

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Chicago Country Club Wedding Kristin La VoieReception Silver and Ivory

White Hydrangea CenterpieceSilver and Ivory Ballroom Wedding

Taper Candle CenterpieceFree Standing Table Number

Photography – Kristin La Voie Photography | Venue – Crystal Tree Country Club | Floral – Windy City Flower Girls | Stationery – Wedding Paper Divas | Videography – Imagination Designers | Band – Jimmy O & Rhonda Lee Duo | Bridesmaids Dresses – Nordstrom,, Lord & Taylor, Weddington Way, Carsons | Gown – Jim Hjelm from Dimitra’s Bridal Couture Chicago | Jewelry – Swarovski | Bride’s Shoes – Badgley Mischka | Menswear – Black Tie Formalwear

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Colorful Wedding Inspiration in Murano

Nestled in one of the most remote islands in Venice, there is a unique district called Murano, which produces the most wondrous blown glass in the world. Nason Moretti was the setting for this stunning wedding inspiration shoot, designed by My Italian Wedding Planner. The building’s brick interior and colorful glassware inspired the design—a decadent look with warm, dark colors. Rust, crimson, eggplant, and a touch of blush and sage echoed the hues of both the gorgeous glass pieces and the seaside setting. A delicate lace gown from Atelier Anna Fucà paired beautifully with elegant Harriet Wilde heels and the gorgeous, jewel-toned floral by Il Profumo Dei Fiori. We are simply enchanted by each lovely image from Les Amis Photo!

Loft Wedding Ideas

Reclaimed Wood Wedding TableVenice Wedding Inspiration Les Amis Photo

Wedding Shoes with Crystal BacksBurgundy Bouquet

Atelier Anna Fuca GownVenice Wedding Inspiration Les Amis Photo

Crimson Glass in MuranoJewel Tone Wedding Table

Dark Burgundy BouquetBrick Loft Wedding Inspiration

Venice Wedding Inspiration Les Amis Photo

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Dark Fall Wedding Color CenterpieceMini Cake for Place Setting

Flowers in Blown Glass Vases

Jewel Tone Fall CenterpieceRustic Loft Wedding Ideas

Anemone and Fall Fruit CenterpieceGlassblowing in Murano

Burgundy and Blush Wedding FlowersVenice Wedding Inspiration Les Amis Photo

Photography – Les Amis Photo | Venue – Nason Moretti | Event Planning and Design – My Italian Wedding Planner | Dresses – Atelier Anna Fucà | Shoes – Harriet Wilde | Flowers – Il Profumo Dei Fiori | Rentals – Noeliya | Makeup — Marcela Bantea Make-Up | Jewelry – Meda Orafi | Stationery – Cut & Paste Lab

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    Romantic California Wedding

    Patty and Andrew were married on a picture-perfect California summer day at the Huntington Beach Hyatt Regency. The couple met as mere children and attended every school from junior high to graduate school together! Their laid-back beach wedding beautifully blended classic elements, like Patty’s stunning Pronovias gown and elegant florals (those pink peonies – swoon!) from Greenleaf Designs, with personal elements, such as their custom New York City MetroCard escort cards, which paid homage to the couple’s graduate school years in NYC. Patty is a vision of easy elegance with a soft updo, Twigs & Honey headpiece, and beautiful, natural makeup from E2Beauty, and her maids’ deep blue  J.Crew dresses perfectly complement their beribboned pink bouquets! We’re absolutely smitten by the gorgeous images from Esther Sun Photography!

    Wedding AccessoriesBride in Pronovias Gown

    Bridesmaids in Cobalt Blue

    Dark Blue Bridesmaids DressesPastel Wedding Flowers

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    NYC MetroCard Escort Cards

    Pastel Flower and Dusty Miller CenterpieceWedding Decor with Seaside Theme

    Gold Rosette Wedding LinensWedding Cake with Peonies

    From the bride: My husband and I met in California when we were 12 years old. We went to the same junior high, high school, college, and graduate school together. Even our parents live down the street from one another. So many of our happy memories with friends and family are rooted in California, so we knew we had to have our wedding in the Golden State close to our home in Orange County.

    Our wedding was shared with the closest of family and friends. We chose the venue based on location and shimmering views of the Pacific. We both have an easygoing personality, and a laid back beach vibe was the perfect way to reflect the nature of our relationship. The ceremony & reception went without a hitch, even my 10 month old flower girl was carted down the aisle without so much as a tear!

    Our joyous day was made possible by our family, friends, and wonderful vendors. We truly are forever grateful and are excited to begin the rest of our lives together.

    Photography – Esther Sun Photography | Venue – Huntington Beach Hyatt Regency | Floral – Greenleaf Designs | Wedding Planning – Serenity Events | Stationery – Minted | Videography – The Knot by 202 | Bakery – TomGirl Bakery | Rentals – Chiavari Chairs Rentals | DJ – DJ James | Hair and Makeup – E2Beauty | Bridesmaids Dresses – J.Crew | Gown – Pronovias | Headpiece – Twigs & Honey | Bride’s Shoes – Loeffler Randall

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    Welcome To The Weekend

    Happy October! Our link roundup this week is filled with fall-inspired goodies. From do-it-yourself projects to yummy treats, we have the perfect mix of autumn ideas to get your weekend started in the prettiest way possible!

    Galia Lahav Wedding Dress

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    EAD News: Please help us welcome our newest vendor guide members!  A.J. and Kyle are the husband and wife duo that make up A.J. Dunlap Photography. They are passionate about capturing your true love story, so you can relive it through pictures for the rest of your lives! Based in San Francisco, Anna Wu Photography uses a photojournalistic approach with a fine art sensibility, creating beautiful images that tell compelling stories. She has a special place in her heart for unique couples, multicultural celebrations, and everyday adventures. We are so privileged to have the best wedding vendors in the world in the EAD Vendor Guide and would love to have you join our team. Email [email protected] for more info!

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    Elegant Purple + Gold Arizona Wedding

    Lauren and Cheyne were married on a picture-perfect Arizona day at the gorgeous Encanterra Golf and Country Club. Their classic outdoor wedding was inspired by the architecture and beautiful surroundings of the venue. A neutral color palette of ivory, champagne, and gold was accented by accents of pale pink and peach, and Jenny Yoo ‘Annabelle’ gowns in a lovely shade of eggplant provided a vibrant pop of color! We adore the beautiful marigold calligraphy escort cards and menus from The Pretty Paperie Shop. Modern centerpieces from Designer Venues dressed the tables, and hand-painted wine bottle table numbers added a personal touch. Each image from Rachel Solomon is breathtaking!

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    Bridesmaids in Plum

    Wedding Ceremony with Rose Petal AisleIvory and Peach Bouquet

    Handkerchief Wedding Gift

    Ivory Hydrangea DecorPurple Bridesmaids Dresses

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    Arizona Wedding Rachel Solomon 14Purple Bridesmaid Dress

    Gold Glitter Wine Bottle Table NumberIvory and Gold Outdoor Wedding

    Hydrangea Centerpiece in Wood VesselGold and White Wedding Reception

    Outdoor Wedding with Hydrangea

    Peach and Blush Wedding TableGold Calligraphy Wedding Menu

    Photography – Rachel Solomon | Venue – Encanterra Golf and Country Club | Floral, Rentals, and Linens – Designer Venues | Stationery – Wedding Paper Divas | Calligraphy – The Pretty Paperie Shop | Bakery – Lisa’s Rum Cakes | DJ – SKM Entertainment | Ceremony Musicians – Steve Devoss | Hair Stylist – Annabelle Campbell | Makeup Artist – Courtney Montes | Bridesmaids Dresses – Jenny Yoo ‘Annabelle’ | Gown – Modeca Bridal | Jewelry – Nadri | Veil – Uptown Bridal | Bride’s Shoes – Valentino | Suits – Vera Wang | Ties – Kenneth Cole | Bridesmaid Robes – Silk and More

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