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 …

Bridesmaids in Plum

Elegant Purple + Gold Arizona Wedding

Posted 10/01/2015 by in Real Weddings \ 5 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 …

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 …

Wedding Inspiration in Historic Ruins

Organic + Romantic Wedding Ideas

Posted 09/15/2015 by in Styled Shoots \ Leave a comment

It all began with a video, and the raw display of emotion of the dance. The gorgeous abandoned location and organic beauty inspired Claire Duran Weddings & Events to design a shoot evoking the airy and flowing movement of dance, in a location embodying the beauty of the inspiration. The Patapasco Female Institute in Ellicot City, MD was the perfect space to bring the …

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Elegant Wedding on Family Farm

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

If I were to do it all again, I might just recreate every perfect detail from Avery and Miles’ wedding. The couple were married at Avery’s family farm, outside of Durham, NC, and Nicholas Sparks couldn’t have penned it better if he tried! Avery’s maid of honor and wedding planner, Sheila Camp Motley, not only pulled double duty, but also created …

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Classic New York Vineyard Wedding

Posted 09/02/2015 by in Real Weddings \ 5 comments

A little rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of Lauren and Robert on their wedding day at the lovely Bedell Cellars in Cutchogue, New York! The theme of the day was “refined rustic.” A clean color palette of green, white, and ivory brought out the natural beauty of the surroundings. Lauren’s father officiated their ceremony, held under a large tree within the orchard. …

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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 …

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. …

Copper Wedding Ideas

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 …

Bridesmaids in Mauve

Classic Chicago Ballroom Wedding

Posted 08/05/2015 by in Real Weddings \ Leave a comment

I may be a bit biased, but Chicago’s skyline is absolute perfection. And it’s on full display in Sarah and Greg’s gorgeous May wedding at the Millennium Knickerbocker, planned by Lola Event Productions. Almost all of the couple’s guests traveled to Chicago for the wedding, so they wanted to plan an elegant urban wedding showing off the best the city had to offer! The …

Slate Blue Bridesmaids Dresses

Elegant St Louis Wedding

Posted 08/03/2015 by in Real Weddings \ Leave a comment

Kim and Baback’s St. Louis wedding is absolutely enchanting! The couple wanted their wedding to be very classic and elegant, while giving nods to both of their families and cultures. Baback’s Persian culture was represented in the Sofreh Aghd—the traditional Persian wedding table, where each item on the table has a symbolic meaning for the life of the newly-married couple—and …

Bridesmaids in Ivory

Classic Texas Garden Party Wedding

Posted 07/21/2015 by in Real Weddings \ 2 comments

They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and that may just be true because we have a big crush on Rebecca and Ross’ Dallas wedding! The picturesque Nasher Scuplture Center was a dream setting for their garden wedding, where tables were set amongst the larger than life sculptures and glittering lights were strung from the trees. Rebecca wanted arrangements to mimic the garden setting, …