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Carmel Beach Wedding Ideas

Dinner Party on the Beach

Posted 09/01/2015 by in Styled Shoots \ 5 comments

It’s not often I get to share a party that I was not only lucky enough to style, but also lucky enough to attend! So naturally, I’m especially excited to share today’s dinner party on the beach. The celebration? My lovely friend Jenna of That Wife‘s 30th birthday! The setting? One of the most picturesque places in the Bay Area, the Carmel …

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Colorful + Whimsical Garden Wedding

Posted 08/31/2015 by in Real Weddings \ Leave a comment

We couldn’t think of a more lovely way to start the week than with a Taylor and Hagan’s fairytale wedding at Nestldown, a fairytale location set in the Santa Cruz mountains among the redwoods. The couple worked with Gavita Flora to create a setting bursting with color and whimsy, and befitting the location in its full bloom. Long farmhouse tables from Classic Party Rentals were set …

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Destination Wedding In Tuscany

Posted 08/26/2015 by in Real Weddings \ 4 comments

Be still our hearts. Every single moment of Emily and Marcus’ Tuscany wedding is utterly awe-inspiring. The couple, together for five years, is from Norway, but chose to marry in Italy after Emily fell in love the with the country during her travels and her three-year medical study in Padova. Over 100 guests traveled to Monteriggioni, a charming small walled town counting …

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Elegant Masquerade Wedding Inspiration

Posted 08/25/2015 by in Styled Shoots \ 2 comments

This glamorous shoot, designed by Vision of Elegance Events, was inspired by the masquerade balls of 15th-century Venice. Lake Forest Illinois’ The Armour House, an Italian mansion with a grand staircase, light-filled paneled ballrooms, and expansive lawn, provided the perfect setting. This modern twist on a masquerade features a glamorous tabletop in shades of rose gold, blush, and gold with florals created by Vision of Elegance Events. …

Milwaukee Wedding Portraits

Romantic Milwaukee Bistro Wedding

Posted 08/24/2015 by in Real Weddings \ Leave a comment

Jessica and Patrick’s wedding is filled with personal touches, love, and laughter. The couple met while in college at Notre Dame and though life took them in different directions for a time, were reunited at a football game in 2010. As it is central to their love story, their alma mater became an inspiration for their Milwaukee wedding. Their color palette …

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Lavender Fields Wedding Inspiration

Posted 08/19/2015 by in Styled Shoots \ 5 comments

The rolling fields of North Carolina’s Mezza Luna Lavender Farm look a bit like heaven to us. With the warm sun beating down, the scent wafts from the fields, perfuming the air with an earthy aroma. This gorgeous shoot, designed by Michelle Wright Events, imagines a bride walking on her way to her beloved, filled with anticipation of her memorable day to come. A …

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Classic Summer Nantucket Wedding

Posted 08/18/2015 by in Real Weddings \ Leave a comment

Rachel and Billy were married on a quintessential Nantucket day. Rachel, a lifelong summer resident of the island, knew early on that Nantucket would be home to their wedding, and the couple paid homage to the quaint destination with Nantucket details sprinkled throughout the day. The picture-perfect First Congregational Church housed the intimate ceremony, while The Westmoor Club, a former mansion turned tennis …

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Classic New Orleans Wedding in the Rain

Posted 08/17/2015 by in Real Weddings \ Leave a comment

Julie and Nick met while attending Tulane Law School, and after being together for only a year and a half, Nick was diagnosed with cancer. After weathering that storm together, it’s only appropriate that the couple celebrated their spring wedding with some April showers, sure to bring good luck for this strong and loving couple’s life together. They chose to …

Navy Bridesmaids Dresses

Chicago Art Deco Inspired Wedding

Posted 08/13/2015 by in Real Weddings \ Leave a comment

Katie and Aaron were married on the same weekend that her parents said “I Do” 31 years prior. After a traditional ceremony at St. Joseph’s Church, the wedding party made their way to The Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, with its dramatic art deco ballroom. They fell in love with the magic of 1920’s inspired floral designs during their planning process, and the fabulous …

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Classic + Colorful Golf Club Wedding

Posted 08/12/2015 by in Real Weddings \ Leave a comment

Laura and James were married on a lovely summer day at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, New Jersey. Rolling hills and trees were the perfect backdrop for the ceremony, held alongside the mansion overlooking the golf course, and the natural beauty of the upper lawn set the stage for the cocktail hour. The reception tent featured punchy florals from Jardiniere and cheerful …

Wedding Portraits Under the Cherry Blossoms

Classic + Timeless DC Wedding

Posted 08/11/2015 by in Real Weddings \ 2 comments

There’s something utterly magical about DC during the cherry blossoms. It is the most romantic time of the year, and Liddy and Mark took full advantage of the gorgeous scenery during their April wedding. The couple met and fell in love while attending Georgetown Law School, so it was only natural that they hold their ceremony at Georgetown University’s St William Chapel. …

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Rustic Mountain Wedding Inspiration

Posted 08/10/2015 by in Styled Shoots \ 5 comments

The breathtaking beauty of the Colorado Rockies and Vail’s Piney River Ranch is the backdrop for today’s inspiration shoot, and the one-of-a-kind location truly sets a spectacular stage. Surrounded by seemingly uninterrupted wilderness, rustic charm abounds. We love this unique take on a mountain wedding, which features industrial elements and metallics that bring a bit of the city to the ranch. By …