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Elegant Couture Wedding Inspiration

Posted 10/12/2015 by in Styled Shoots \ Leave a comment

We have such a drool-worthy inspiration shoot to kick off our week! Inspired by chic and elegant Paris and set in Hong Kong, the global influence is evident in the floral and design by JF Floral Couture. The Inbal Dror gown from Audella Bridal House has of-the-moment sleeves and a slinky silhouette. Stunning florals in shades of purple add regal elegance, along with gold …

Bridesmaids in Silver

Elegant Handmade Chicago Wedding

Posted 10/07/2015 by in Real Weddings \ Leave a comment

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 …

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Romantic California Wedding

Posted 10/05/2015 by in Real Weddings \ Leave a comment

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 …

Bridesmaids in Plum

Elegant Purple + Gold Arizona Wedding

Posted 10/01/2015 by in Real Weddings \ 6 comments

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 …

Wedding Ceremony with Parasols

Elegant Santa Barbara Wedding

Posted 09/29/2015 by in Real Weddings \ Leave a comment

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 …

Elegant Anne Barge Wedding Dress

Classic St Louis Ballroom Wedding

Posted 09/22/2015 by in Real Weddings \ Leave a comment

Jordan and Andrew’s St Louis wedding is pure timeless beauty. After a ceremony at the gorgeous Memorial Presbyterian Church, the couple set out in a vintage white limousine to their reception location, the Ritz Carlton St. Louis. A classic color palette of blush, ivory, and pale gold was brought to life by the lush florals from Artistry Florist, with hydrangea, roses, and an …

Elegant Bride in Monique Lhuillier

Classic + Timeless Rhode Island Wedding

Posted 09/08/2015 by in Real Weddings \ Leave a comment

Certain weddings are simply so captivating that it’s nearly impossible to select which frames to showcase, and Jessica and Jay’s timeless Rhode Island wedding is one such soiree. The couple set out to incorporate the historic and coastal surroundings of their Providence setting, and were married at one of the oldest Catholic churches in the city, Our Lady of the …

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Colorful Mountain Wedding

Posted 09/03/2015 by in Real Weddings \ 2 comments

Every square inch of Caroline and Jack’s spring mountain wedding is vibrant, colorful, and fresh! Held at Snow Basin Ski Resort, the wedding made the most of its surroundings. A ceremony in the warm May sun featured a backdrop of the breathtaking Utah mountains. The chic reception featured vivid florals by Blossom Sweet (how stunning are the fluffy fuchsia peonies?) with rustic details, …

Carmel Beach Wedding Ideas

Dinner Party on the Beach

Posted 09/01/2015 by in Styled Shoots \ 47 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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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 …

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 …