Welcome To The Weekend

To say that this week has been a whirlwind of prettiness is an understatement. The beautiful details and moments are just beyond our words and we could not think of a more perfect way to end the last week in spring with the gorgeous weddings and inspiration that graced EAD’s front page. We hope you have a lovely weekend welcoming the summer season!

Blue Engagement Dress - Sally Pinera

{Image by Sally Pinera via Magnolia Rouge}

A few of our favorites from the week:

In case you missed the pretty on EAD this week:

  • A fairytale castle wedding that will take your breath away.
  • Romantic blush and coral details + the most gorgeous gown in this styled shoot.
  • A Cinderella-inspired editorial filled to the brim with beauty.
  • A classic pink affair with a black-tie reception.


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Romantic + Classic Wedding Inspiration

Today’s elegant wedding editorial is utterly beautiful. Charlottesville, Virginia’s Swannanoa Palace is straight out of the pages of a fairy tale, and each detail of this shoot is befitting a fantasy. A dreamy Hayley Paige gown sets the stage, with the aptly named Manolo Blahnik Swan heels peeking out from the ballgown’s full skirt. The tabletop designed by Love Blooms features lush swaths of eucalyptus and ethereal place cards of Frou Frou Chic ribbon calligraphed by Sincerely Amy Designs. A palette of cool blue, green, and silver echo the white stone of the Palace, and every detail was meticulously curated by Ally Allison Events, right down to the princess-like cake from Haute Cakes Pastry Shop. We’re in love with every beautiful image from Alicia Lacey Photography!

Swan Manolo BlahnikSwannanoa Palace Wedding Inspiration from Alicia Lacey

Eucalyptus Bouquet

Blue and Silver Place SettingBlue and Green Wedding Table

Bride in Manolo Blahnik Swan

Blue Ring BoxNeutral Bridal Makeup

Bride in Hayley Paige

Silver and Blue Place SettingCalligraphy on Tray

Blue and Silver Wedding Invitations

Eucalyptus GarlandBlue and Silver Wedding Cake

Hayley Paige Wedding DressGreen and Blue Wedding Colors

Pretty Bridal Earrings

Swannanoa Palace Wedding Inspiration from Alicia LaceyRing Box in Blue

Silver Green and Blue Wedding Centerpiece

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Photography – Alicia Lacey Photography | Venue – Swannanoa Palace | Coordination – Ally Allison Events | Floral – Love Blooms | Stationery – Jess Creates | Calligraphy – Sincerely Amy Designs | Gown – Hayley Paige from Lovely Bride DC | Shoes – Manolo Blahnik | Cake – Haute Cakes Pastry Shop | Ribbon – Frou Frou Chic | Hair & Makeup – Lou Stevens Glam Squad | Furniture Rentals – Sammy’s Rentals | Ring Box – The Mrs. Box

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Classic Pink DC Wedding

There’s nothing quite like a classic DC wedding, and Laura and Brendan’s Columbia Country Club wedding had us at hello! The couple wanted their wedding to be festive, fun, and fancy, and their black-tie evening affair was brought to life by A. Dominick Events. They selected a color palette of gold and pink with arrangements of fluffy peonies, hydrangea, and ranunculus from The Delighted Eye and a delectable cake from Fluffy Thoughts CakesLa Tavola pink sequin linens graced the tables, because as Laura says “a little sparkle never hurt anyone!” Not only are these two incredibly in love, but their wedding also looks like an absolutely fabulous party, with guests enjoying the sounds of Doctor’s Orders. We adore every frame from Bonnie Sen!

Bride with Pink and Ivory BouquetBouquet with Pink and Ivory Flowers

Pale Pink Bridesmaids Dresses

Chapel of Our Lady Georgetown

Classic DC Wedding A Dominick Events

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Classic DC Wedding A Dominick Events

Pink and Gold Reception

Blush and Ivory CenterpieceSequin Pink Wedding Linen

Icing Rosettes on Wedding Cake

Flower Garlands on Chair

From the bride: Brendan and I met the summer leading into our sophomore year of high school at the fourth of July fireworks at Columbia Country Club – the same place we would celebrate our marriage ten years later.

Towards the end of my freshman year of high school, one of my closest friends told me he knew a boy that I’d really like. He mentioned this a few times and later that summer we finally met. As you can imagine, it was your typical awkward teenage encounter. I kept trying to make conversation – he barely spoke. Neither of us was what the other person had envisioned, but I was incredibly intrigued by this very quiet, cute fifteen year old boy. He called me afterwards and we spoke for five hours. I suppose you could say the rest is history!

Nine years later, I was still smitten and had a feeling that Brendan may be planning to propose. I had been talking to my friend, who would later serve as my maid of honor, and told her I had a theory: if Brendan got me a small birthday present, it meant he would probably propose soon; if he got me a big gift then it probably wouldn’t happen for a while. When she called me the day after my birthday to ask, I told her I was more confused than ever because he had given me a trip to the beautiful Cloister at Sea Island in Georgia.

On our last night in Sea Island, we went for a walk along the beautiful marshes. Just before we were ready to head back for the evening Brendan took me to the end of the dock by the Yacht Club and proposed. It was incredibly picturesque and perfect!

We wanted our wedding to be just like us: festive, fun and fancy. When I walked into the reception, I felt as if I had stepped into in a fairytale. Between the La Tavola sequin linens, beautiful flower arrangements and lighting the setting was pristine. By the end of the night, I had never felt so loved by my new husband and all of our families and friends. I will cherish that feeling for the rest of my life and cannot help by smile anytime I think back to that day – the best day of our lives.

Photographer – Bonnie Sen | Wedding Planning – A. Dominick Events | Ceremony Venue – Chapel of our Lady | Reception Venue – Columbia Country Club | Floral – The Delighted Eye | Stationery – The Dandelion Patch | Videography – Thomas Bowen | Hair – Bridal Hair by Remona | Makeup – Pattie Martin | Linens – La Tavola | Bakery – Fluffy Thoughts Cakes | Band – Doctor’s Orders | Transportation – Regal Limousine

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    Classic Wedding at Oheka Castle

    We are utterly, completely, head-over-heels smitten by today’s stunning bride, Lina. She is the epitome of elegance in a classic Aire Barcelona gown with train and sleeves, her chic chignon by Russel from Styles on B and understated makeup by Ylenia L Mazzei allowing her natural beauty to shine through. To say that it’s hard to take our eyes off of her is an understatement, but her wedding to Vladimir is equally as irresistible! Long Island’s landmark Oheka Castle is a mere 36 miles from New York City and yet feels a world away. It is a most beautiful setting for a classic wedding, and Lina and Vladimir’s color palette of pink, aqua, and gold brought a playful touch to the surroundings. The couple worked with Karyn Michael Events to bring their vision to life. L’Oasis Floral Design created rich florals in shades of pink and ivory, with fluffy dahlias, delicate roses, and lush hydrangea. We dare you not to fall in love with each gorgeous image from Alexis June Weddings!

    Aire Barcelona Wedding GownBride in Aire Barcelona

    Pink and White Bouquet

    Oheka Castle Wedding Alexis June WeddingsElegant Bridal Portrait

    Bridesmaids in Teal Pewter and Blush

    Teal Bridesmaids DressRose and Hydrangea Bouquet

    Oheka Castle Wedding Alexis June WeddingsDramatic Bridal Eye Makeup

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    Oheka Castle Wedding Alexis June WeddingsClassic Wedding Portrait Alexis June Weddings

    Oheka Castle Wedding Alexis June Weddings

    Pink and Gold Wedding ReceptionWhite Hydrangea and Pink Dahlia Centerpiece

    Gold Yellow and Peach Reception

    White Wedding Cake with Icing PearlsPink Dahlia and Hydrangea Centerpiece

    Photography – Alexis June Weddings | Venue – Oheka Castle | Wedding Planning – Karyn Michael Events | Floral – L’Oasis Floral Design | Videography – Millimeter Photography | Gown – Aire Barcelona | Shoes – Salvatore Ferragamo | Rentals and Lighting – Hart to Hart | Hair – Russel from Styles on B | Makeup – Ylenia L Mazzei | Suit – Ermenegildo Zegna | Officiant – Rabbi Eli Greenblatt | Entertainment – Yuhan Benjamin Band

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    Romantic Blush + Coral Wedding Editorial

    From fluffy fuchsia peonies from Avant Garden to swaths of elegant calligraphy by Layers of Loveliness, today’s wedding editorial from RomaBea Images is all sorts of gorgeous. Inspired by the stunning Watters Kaliah gown and its blush tones and classic silhouette, My Lovely Events set out to create a timeless, romantic ambiance. Accents of gold give a nod to whimsy, while the bold dessert table from Frost It Cakery adds a large pop of color. Bride- and groom-to-be Elizabeth and Brendan will be married in New York this fall, and we couldn’t think of a more perfect pre-wedding moment for them. We’re simply in love with each and every frame from RomaBea Images!

    Romantic Blush and Pink Wedding InspirationWatters Kaliah Gown

    Bouquet with Fuchsia PeoniesChampagne Glasses

    Blue Wedding Invitations

    Romantic Blush and Pink Wedding InspirationHot Pink Peony Bouquet

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    Romantic Blush and Pink Wedding Inspiration

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    Romantic Blush and Pink Wedding InspirationDessert Table with Peonies

    Romantic Wedding Cake TableRomantic Blush and Pink Wedding Inspiration

    Gold Wax Seal on Invitations

    Bride with Peony BouquetBlueberry Tarts

    Cake with Coral PeoniesRomantic Blush and Pink Wedding Inspiration

    Fuchsia Peony BouquetRomantic Blush and Pink Wedding Inspiration

    Fuchsia Peony Wedding DecorationsRomantic Blush and Pink Wedding Inspiration

    Hot Pink Flowers on Cake Table

    Romantic Blush and Pink Wedding InspirationBride in Watters Kaliah

    Photography – RomaBea Images | Event Design and Rentals – My Lovely Events | Floral – Avant Garden | Gown – Watters / Wtoo Brides | Bakery – Frost It Cakery | Calligraphy – Layers of Loveliness | Ring – Bespoke | Ring Box – The Mrs. Box | Accessories – Petals & Stones | Veil – SIBO Designs | Ribbon – Bellame Ribbon Co | Hair – Chateau Salon | Makeup – JoAnn Salgado

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