Sophisticated + Elegant Nashville Wedding

Brooke and Russell’s lovely Nashville wedding is an elegant affair filled with classic touches that we adore! Brooke is flawless in a Monique Lhuillier gown from The Bride Room–we are swooning over the top lace piece that’s romantic and delicate, a perfect complement to Brooke’s filmy Toni Federici veil. Bridesmaids chose varying designs of a light taupe dress by Amsale, which are soft and pretty mixed in with garden details like the lush bouquets, hydrangea and magnolia wreaths, and floral hair wreaths from Branches. After a traditional ceremony at St. George’s Episcopal Church, the party continued at the vintage-style Union Station Hotel, where a lush floral garland ran the length of Brooke and Russell’s table. “The flowers were stunning! My favorite thing at the reception was the flower runner on the head table,” says Brooke. Sequin linens from La Tavola Fine Linen Rental and classic pieces like engraved silver vases and cafe string lights dotted the reception room, where the couple’s Dessert Designs cake was topped with more fresh flowers. One of our favorite details is the monogrammed logo by Allison R. Banks Designs on the couple’s stationery from Rock Paper Scissors. We adore every single detail captured by the fabulous Kristyn Hogan!

Taupe Bridesmaids Dresses

Lace Monique Lhullier GownPale Gray Bridesmaids Dresses

Off Shoulder Lace Bridal Gown

Hydrangea and Magnolia WreathsFlower Girl and Ring Bearer Kiss

Nashville Church CeremonyLace Overlay on Bridal Gown

Vintage Hotel Reception

Elegant Gold ReceptionGold Sequin and Cream Floral Reception Decor

Topiary Style CenterpieceHydrangea and Rose Floral Table Runner

Cafe String Lights Reception Decor

White Rose Table RunnerClassic Calligraphy Place Cards

White Wedding Cake with Greenery

Photography – Kristyn Hogan | Ceremony Venue – St. George’s Episcopal Church | Reception Venue and Catering – Union Station Hotel | Floral – Branches | Wedding Planning – Elizabeth James | Stationery – Rock Paper Scissors | Calligraphy – The Blooming Quill and Val Cole | Logo – Allison R. Banks Designs | Videography – FullFrame Digital Cinema | Bakery – Dessert Designs | Linens – La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Band – Atlanta Party Band | Lighting – Bright Event Productions | Transportation – Grand Avenue | Hair Stylist – Tyson Johnson of Trim | Makeup Artist – Leah Elmquist | Bridesmaids Dresses – Amsale | Gown – Monique Lhuillier | Bridal Salon – The Bride Room | Veil/Headpiece – Toni Federici | Shoes – Jimmy Choo | Suits – Street Tuxedo

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Chykalophia Design

We are so excited to introduce you to one of our newest favorite stationers, Chykalophia Design! I met Ari at Indie Wed, and fell head over heels with her unique and inspired designs, sweet personality, and creativity and charm. Chykalophia Design offers both bespoke wedding suites and personalized pre-made designs, both perfectly customizable to your wedding theme. From classic and traditional to modern and colorful, bespoke wedding suites bring your wedding vision to life. Each design is unique to your wedding, made with detailed designs and excellent papers. Chykalophia’s pre-designed wedding suites are available in several designs, and include everything from invitations to escort cards, menus, and more. Many design elements, including colors, typefaces, and graphics are available for customization at no additional charge. We love the creativity and style that Ari brings to both her bespoke work and design suites.

Chykalophia Design

Chykalophia is currently holding their 3rd annual wedding giveaway, where one lucky winner will receive an original stationery suite design for their wedding day. See details and entry requirements here. We are also thrilled that Chykalophia is holding an exclusive promotion for EAD readers. Save 15% on any items in their store through 4/28/14 with coupon code ead15. Offer excludes custom stationery projects. Oh, and did we mention that each wedding suite receives a matching wedding website from HeartilyWed? Love! So what are you waiting for? Go visit Chykalophia Design now and find your perfect invitations!

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    Chic + Glamorous Chicago Wedding

    Speechless is the word to describe how we feel about Shannon and Matt’s stunning Chicago wedding! These images from Emilia Jane leave us breathless from beginning to end, starting with the strapless column gown from Manuel Mota for Pronovias that Shannon paired with a long, simple veil from Mira Couture and a headpiece she made herself from a Nadri necklace. Shannon’s modern princess look was topped off with gold platform Brian Atwood shoes. Soft peony and garden rose blooms in pink, peach, and cream by Vale of Enna Flowers created a romantic atmosphere. Custom sequin linens by Ryan Turner of Stemline Creative add a sophisticated shot of glamour, and the centerpiece of the setup–a tinsel chandelier by James McDermott–had the bride swooning most of all. “Everything dazzled all night as the light twinkled off of the tinsel and bounced on to the walls,” says Shannon. Changing out of her gown into a bespoke reception dress by Azeeza, Shannon joined Matt on the dance floor for a non-traditional first dance before cutting into their gold leaf-accented cake by Tipsycakes. We’re in total agreement with Shannon when asked what our favorite part of this beautiful wedding is: all the sparkle!

    Unique Wedding UpdoBride in Crystal Headpiece

    Gold Platform Bridal Shoes

    Strapless Bridal GownJack Russell Terrier in Bow Tie

    Modern Wedding Ceremony Holy Family Church ChicagoChicago Childrens Choir Wedding Performance

    Traditional Church Ceremony

    Silver Sequin LinensModern Groom

    Elegant Mauve and Gold Reception

    Pink Silver CenterpieceGlamorous Rose Gold Wedding

    Crystal Chandelier at Stan MansionModern Chicago Wedding

    Modern Reception with Chandeliers

    Custom Gold Sequin Table LinensMauve and Silver Reception

    Cutting the CakeStan Mansion Reception

    Photography – Emilia Jane | Ceremony Venue – Holy Family Church | Reception Venue – Stan Mansion | Floral – Sarah Anderson of Vale of Enna Flowers | Wedding Planning and Day-of Coordination –  Heather Meibach | Event Design/Styling and Lighting – Art of Imagination | Stationery – Pulp & Ink | Calligraphy – Ruth Garen | Videography – Qalam Cinema Boutique | Catering – Jordan’s Food of Distinction | Bakery – Tipsycakes | Linens – Windy City Linen and Ryan Turner of Stemline Creative | DJ – DJ Dolo and DJ Mr. Joshua | Tinsel Chandelier – James McDermott | Transportation – Odyssey Transportation | Ceremony Musicians – Chicago Children’s Choir | Hair Stylist – AJ Schulz of Your Stylist AJ | Makeup Artist – Rommy Najor and Lindsey Morr of Rommy Najor | Bridesmaids Belts and Reception Dress – Azeeza | Gown – Manuel Mota for Pronovias | Bridal Salon and Veil – Mira Couture | Jewelry and Headpiece – Nadri | Shoes – Brian Atwood | Suits and Ties – Sebastien Grey | Groom’s Shoes – Christian Louboutin

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    Coffee + Mauve

    Today’s vision is a light and airy summer wedding with one of my favorite shades—mauve—and an unexpected pairing, warm coffee brown. Of course, we all think of brown as part of a perfect autumn wedding palette, and it’s truly lovely in the fall, but brown is beautiful for your spring and summer weddings too! This board is a bit whimsical and fun (how cute is her hair “bow”?), but of course adds in elegance with killer shoes and lovely stationery. We are swooning for this sweet and chic combination!

    Coffee and Mauve Wedding Colors

    Top row: romantic wedding inspiration from Les Amis Photo; mauve heels, image by One and Only Paris Photography via Burnett’s Boards; mauve and ivory bedroom, images by Emily Johnston via Rue | Middle row: stationery by Antiquaria from Oh So Beautiful Paper via Burnett’s Boards | Bottom row: vintage-inspired centerpiece, image by Let’s Frolic Together via 100 Layer Cake; Monique Lhuillier gown, image by Rylee Hitchner via Once Wed; bow and bun wedding hair, image by Brooke Schultz via Ruffled

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    Welcome To The Weekend

    Happy weekend! We are in awe over the beauty that graced the EAD blog this week—like this romantic Rome elopement and classic ballroom affair! The prettiness always extends to our favorite wedding blogs and beyond and we are so in love with the inspiration from the week. Enjoy and have a beautiful Friday!

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    {Makeup by Stacie Ford Weddings captured by KT Merry Photography via Style Me Pretty}

    A few of our favorites from the week:

    We are filled to the brim with happiness to introduce you to our newest EAD vendors! We welcomed untamed heART photography to the mix! Michelle’s unique vision and simple approach creates timeless images you and your family will treasure forever. Based in Southern Florida, Jillian Tree Photography‘s style is romantic, photojournalistic, feminine, authentic & natural-lit, a perfect match for the EAD bride! Husband + wife duo, Amy Arrington Photography captures love in Atlanta, Charleston, and Savannah with a photography style that combines fine art with real life. Together they work to ensure that you have the most amazing day by creating images filled with soft light and love!

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