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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A few of our favorites from the week:

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

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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

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    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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    Elegant Garnet + Champagne Wedding Inspiration

    We are absolutely mesmerized by the gorgeous images captured by A.J. Dunlap for the Darling Wedding WorkshopC & D Events let their imagination run wild with Pantone’s color of the year, marsala. A gorgeous tabletop flanked by a stunning settee set beneath a pergola awash in lush greenery and elegant crystal chandeliers. The maids glittered in rosy gold and bronze dresses by Jenny Yoo and Adrianna Papell from Bella Bridesmaids, perfectly echoing the table linens from CE Rental. Kraft paper bags of cherries with calligraphy by The Littlest Paperie doubled as both escort cards and favors, their burgundy color echoed in the gorgeous bouquets by Artfully Arranged. Every lovely detail echoed the beauty of The Bradford, and we couldn’t be more in love with each frame from A.J. Dunlap!

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    Elegant Garnet and Champagne Wedding Ideas

    Burgundy and Garnet BouquetWedding Cake with Garnet Flowers

    Chandeliers Above Wedding TableBridesmaids in Rose Gold

    Cherries in Favor Bag

    Elegant Champagne and Garnet WeddingBride in Watters

    Elegant Garnet and Champagne Wedding Ideas

    Elegant Garnet and Champagne Wedding IdeasAdrianna Papell Bridesmaid Dress

    Kraft and Ivory Wedding Invitations

    Elegant Garnet and Champagne Wedding IdeasCalligraphy Fruit Wedding Favors

    Elegant Garnet and Champagne Wedding IdeasCalligraphy Favor Bag Escort Cards

    Garnet and Green Wedding Flowers

    Sparkly Bridesmaid DressGarnet Wedding Flowers

    Wedding Table Under Pergola

    Photography – A.J. Dunlap | Venue – The Bradford | Event Design and Decor – C & D Events | Pergola and Lighting – Get Lit Special Event Lighting | Furniture Rental –  Greenhouse Picker Sisters | Floral – Artfully Arranged | Linens and China – CE Rental | Stationery – Jess Creates | Calligraphy – The Littlest Paperie | Desserts & Cake – Sugar Euphoria | Hair and Makeup – Makeup For Your Day | Gown – Watters from The Lily Rose | Jewelry – Erica Koesler | Suit – Jos. A. Bank | Bridesmaids Dresses – Jenny Yoo and Adrianna Papell from Bella Bridesmaids | Workshop – Darling Wedding Workshop

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    Elegant Santa Barbara Wedding

    Katie and Collin’s Santa Barbara wedding is complete and total perfection. The couple was engaged in Jackson Square in New Orleans, and they brought the Big Easy to the West Coast, where they currently live. Their oceanside ceremony was followed by a traditional Second Line, and they danced the night away to Louis Armstrong. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore is a lush oasis, and the couple worked with Central Coast Memory Makers to bring their vision of traditional elegance to life. Precious and Blooming Floral brought a touch of the South to the arrangements, adding magnolia leaves to the florals. The beautiful greenery brings out the beauty of the surroundings. Every single image from Rebekah Westover Photography is utterly stunning!

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    Wedding Ceremony with Parasols

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    Pink Flowers on Escort Card TableGold Wedding Reception

    Elegant Green and Ivory Wedding

    Peach Wedding FlowersEstate Table Centerpiece with Greenery

    Bride and Groom at Head of Table

    Ivory and Green Wedding CenterpieceWedding Cake with Copper Details

    From the bride: Our wedding was originally planned to take place in our hometown, Salt Lake City, Utah. Five months before the wedding, I called my mom to tell her I thought we should move the wedding to California where Collin and I live. The next weekend my parents were on a flight out to California to look at new wedding venues. The Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore was the first venue we saw. It was the only venue that still had our original wedding date available. After we left we knew it was the perfect location and we canceled the rest of our appointments. Since we only had a few months to plan, I knew I needed help. Liz Brown from Central Coast Memory Makers worked with my busy work schedule to help me plan our dream wedding.

    Collin lived in New Orleans when we first started to date, and we even got engaged in Jackson Square. We knew we wanted to incorporate the city we loved so much into our wedding. It was extremely important to us to have a traditional second line after our ceremony. We ordered parasols from New Orleans, and had personalized handkerchiefs made for all of our wedding guests. I loved how intimate our wedding was; we were able to share special moments with every single one of guests. It was a bit challenging finding a traditional brass band in California, but Hilarion from the New Orleans Traditional Brass Band brought the Big Easy to Santa Barbara. The second line really set the tone for the rest of the evening. We danced the night away to Louis Armstrong with all of our loved ones.

    Photography – Rebekah Westover Photography | Venue – Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara | Floral – Precious and Blooming Floral | Wedding Planning – Central Coast Memory Makers | Stationery – Wedding Paper Divas and Emily Rose Papers | Videography – David Perry | Linens – Luxe Linen | DJ – Central Coast Memory Makers | Lighting – Ambient Event Design | Ceremony Musicians – Anthony Ybarra | Hair Stylist – Kathleen Hagan | Makeup Artist – Jade Marie | Bridesmaids Dresses – J.Crew | Gown – Hayley Paige from Alta Moda Bridal | Bride’s Shoes – Valentino | Flower Girl Dress – J.Crew | Suit – Boss Hugo Boss | Groom’s Shoes – Boss Hugo Boss | Band – New Orleans Traditional Brass Band | Robes – Plum Pretty Sugar | Garter – Garter Girl | Handkerchiefs – IDid Hankies | Parasols – Old Town Praline

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    Classic Wedding at Rothschild Pavilion

    Ellie and Andrew’s beautiful Midwest wedding had us at hello! Wausau’s gorgeous Rothschild Pavilion set the stage, with its graceful wooden beams and stone facade. Evolutions in Design swathed the ceiling with drapery and the blush and gold color palette brought an elegant touch to the natural beauty of the venue. Ellie is resplendent in a ruffled Lazaro gown and floor-length veil, with perfectly natural hair and makeup by Jamie Pfantz. As always, The McCartneys captured the day flawlessly, and we are head over heels!

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    Pale Pink Bridesmaids DressesClassic Lazaro Gown

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    Gold and Blush Reception

    Gold White Green Wedding ReceptionTall Spray Centerpieces

    Drapes Swathed from Ceiling

    KransekakeSucculent and Moss Wedding Decor

    Wisconsin Wedding The McCartneysBride in Ruffle Lazaro Gown

    From the bride: Our wedding was everything we hoped it would be and more. I was able to marry my best friend surrounded by our family and friends beaming with love and happiness. Our hometown wedding was the ideal combination of traditional, rustic, and elegant executed flawlessly by our amazing wedding team. For two high school sweethearts, it was the perfect start of forever together!

    Andrew was so cute following some advice from a family friend! He sent me a special bouquet on the day of our wedding that helped bring everything back into perspective. The small bouquet was beautifully decorated, and held a decorative tag with the words “Will you Marry Me Today?” This pleasant surprise was just another special touch to add to the romance of our big day.

    Having my Norwegian family travel all the way over from Norway was so special too! The Bride’s family from Norway sent over a Rosemaling plate as a wedding gift that was placed on display next to the Traditional Norwegian wedding cakes. We also had cheese heads in the photo booth because we are Packer fans at heart! I had my brother lead our guests in our family’s traditional Norwegian prayer that we say before meals.

    The entire day went by so fast, but we both enjoyed every second of it! Our wedding day was perfect and if we could relive our special day over and over again we would!

    Photography – The McCartneys | Ceremony Venue – Zion Lutheran Church | Reception Venue – The Rothschild Pavilion | Wedding Planning, Event Design, Floral, and Lighting – Evolutions in Design | Stationery – Presto Prints | Videography – Post Wedding Films | Catering and Linens – Rockman’s Catering | Bakery – Sweet Nothings Cakes | DJ – A to Z DJ Service | Transportation – Little Bull Falls Trolley | Hair and Makeup – Jamie Pfantz | Bridesmaids Dresses – Dessy | Junior Bridesmaids Dress – Bill Levkoff | Flower Girl Dresses – Elegant Occasions | Gown – Lazaro | Bridal Salon, Veil and Jewelry – GiGi of Mequon | Bride’s Shoes – Macy’s | Suits – Elegant Occasions | Signage and Seating Chart – Sara Ebel

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