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Classic + Sophisticated Chicago Wedding

Emily and Kraig were married in Emily’s hometown of Lake Forest, Illinois on a gorgeous September day at the elegant Armour House. Their sophisticated soiree celebrated not only their enduring love, but also their families. During the ceremony on the lawn, the couple’s siblings shared words from their parents about marriage as the readings, and both the bride’s and groom’s grandmothers were able to share in the festivities, including a 5-generation photo with Kraig’s family. The theme of the day was “elegant, classic, soft, simple, and beautiful”, and Artquest certainly delivered, with sophisticated arrangements in shades of purple and ivory. We adore the cutout back of Emily’s Pronovias gown, which along with her Kate Spade Charm heels, added a dash of modernity to their timeless day. Each image from Annie Parish Photography is perfection!

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Photography – Annie Parish Photography | Venue and Catering – The Armour House | Floral – Artquest Ltd. | Stationery – Steracle Press | Calligraphy – Write by Mike | Favors – Sweet Pete’s | Videography – Burt Bilharz, I Do Video by Leo | Bakery – Poppie’s Dough | Band – Sway Chicago | Ceremony Musicians – Artistrings | Hair and Makeup – Zaza Salon and Day Spa | Bridesmaids Dresses – WToo | Gown – Pronovias from Doris Bridal | Jewelry – S. Silverberg and Sons | Bride’s Shoes – Kate Spade | Suit – Alton Lane | Tie – The Tie Bar | Wedding Website – Riley and Grey

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Elegant Autumn Mountain Wedding Inspiration

Today’s autumn editorial is truly spectacular. With Colorado’s Wild Canyon Ranch as the setting, Yonder Floral and Decor House set out to complement the stunning setting beneath the Colorado aspen trees with vibrant, elegant autumn inspiration. Florals in the shades of the season—including orchids, roses, and magnolia leaves—decorated the repurposed wood and stone structure. Gilded gates with lush greenery served as both a ceremony backdrop and escort card display. Fabrics in various textures are sprinkled throughout, from the gossamer teal fabric runner to the cozy lounge area’s pillows and poufs, to the upholstered seating at the reception table. Shear Elegance by Tawny styled bride Rachel’s flowing waves, with natural, dewy makeup from Magnifica Bella. We are simply head over heels for every gorgeous image from Carrie King Photographer!

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Black and Green Wedding InvitationsEscort Cards on Fence

Red and Teal Centerpiece

Fall Wedding BouquetBouquet with Dark Ribbon

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Wedding Table in Copper Red and Teal

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Photography – Carrie King Photographer | Floral and Decor – Yonder Floral and Decor House | Venue – Wild Canyon Ranch | Gown – Lela Rose from Anna Be’ | Veil – Jaclyn Jordan NY | Stationery – Wedding Paper Divas | Bakery – Langilicious Fine Pastries | Hair – Shear Elegance by Tawny | Makeup – Magnifica Bella | Ribbon – Silk & Willow | Groom’s Tie – Two Tie Guys | Models – Micheal and Rachel via Willhelmina

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Welcome To The Weekend

Happy Friday! Our week would not be complete without welcoming our newest vendor guide members! Michele Beckwith is a fine art film photographer with a passion for capturing those sweet little moments and thoughtful details that make your wedding your own. She seeks out the beauty of natural light to bathe her subjects in, creating photographs that merge together life’s moments with art. Josh and Rachel Best are the husband and wife duo behind Best Photography. They have a passion for photographing the most meaningful moments in people’s lives and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Now, let’s end things on a pretty note with this gorgeous waterfall bridal shoot captured by Brian Whitt Photography!

Oregon Waterfall Bridal Shoot

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Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

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    Destination Wedding in Swiss Castle

    Isabelle and Dominik have a true fairytale romance! The couple met in Miami, when Dominik was visiting the U.S. for the first time on holiday. Though he spoke little English and she no German, they instantly connected and within two weeks had booked a trip to Paris together. After four days in the City of Lights, they each knew without a doubt that they were in love and over the next year, they flew back and forth between her home in the U.S. and his in Switzerland for visits. At long last, a year later, Dominik relocated and the rest is history! Their September wedding was held in his native Switzerland at the gorgeous Schloss Hünigen, and Isabelle planned the entire day from afar with the help of Skype! TABEA MARIA-LISA floristik & dekoration designed the florals in shades of dusty pink and burgundy, which blended beautifully with the setting at Schloss Hünigen. Blush Monique Lhuillier bridesmaids dresses and Isabelle’s Ines di Santo gown were glamorous and perfectly appropriate for a storybook destination wedding! We simply adore the amazing images from Toldofoto—prepare to be transported to magical Switzerland!

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    Rose Gold Sequin Wedding Table

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    Wedding Cake with Garnet Flowers

    Photography – Toldofoto | Venue – Schloss Hünigen | Floral and Event Design – TABEA MARIA-LISA floristik & dekoration | DJ – DJ Benz | Ceremony Musicians – Novakkord | Hair Stylist – Natanja Fleckenstein | Makeup Artist – Fineface | Bridesmaids Dresses – Monique Lhuillier | Gown – Ines di Santo | Bride’s Shoes – Prada | Suit – Ike Behar | Groom’s Shoes – Zara | Bakery – Torten Couture | Earrings – Jenny Packham | Bracelet – Ben-Amun | Bride’s Rings – Sylvie | Headpiece – Paris by Debra Moreland | Garter – La Gartier | Ceremony Coordination – Simone Jordi Weddings | Groom’s Watch – Omega | Groom’s Ring – Jared’s

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    Colorful Santa Barbara Wedding

    There’s so much style and whimsy pouring out of every single moment of Megan and Bobby’s wedding! The couple selected a private estate in Santa Barbara as their venue, which the homeowner has aptly named “Villa della Famiglia”, and the unique, family-oriented charm was carried through in the decor, which was a colorful extension of the Italian villa feel. Megan designed the day to be a reflection of them as a couple: intimate, fun, and full of so much love. Her vision for the flowers was “bright, beautiful, and free-spirited” and Jenn Sanchez Design delivered in spades! From lush coral peonies to purple alliums, the colorful blooms lit up the tables on the estate’s grounds and paired beautifully with the intermixed fresh fruits. Megan hand-painted all of the signage and along with one of her bridesmaids, Rachel, all of the votive holders, as well as creating the honey jar favors. Not a detail was left unfinished, right down to the on-trend naked cake from Frost It Cupcakery! When asked about the day, there was no doubt that sharing their vows and emptying their hearts to each other surrounded by their dearest family and friends was the most unforgettable moment, followed closely by walking down the aisle to “Your Hand in Mind” by Explosions in the Sky, which reminded them of peaceful moments together stargazing. We are absolutely head over heels for every magical image from Brooke Borough Photography!

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    Photography – Brooke Borough Photography | Venue – Private Estate | Floral – Jenn Sanchez Design | Wedding Planning, Event Design, and Calligraphy – Festive Event Planning | Day-of Coordination – Ann Johnson Events | Stationery – Wedding Paper Divas | Favors – Honey Jars | Videography – Lightfield Lewis | Catering – Via Maestra 42 | Bakery – Frost It Cupcakery | Rentals – Discount Party Rentals and Tent Merchant | Linens – Discount Party Rentals | DJ – Gavin Roy Presents | Lighting – Just 4 Fun Party Rentals | Hair and Makeup – Unveiled Makeup + Hair | Bridesmaids Dresses – Flynn Skye | Gown – Anne Barge from Lovely Bride | Earrings – McClave Jewelers | Veil – Lovely Bride | Bride’s Shoes – Alice and Olivia | Suit – Hugo Boss | Groom’s Shoes – Magnanni | Groomsmen Suits – The Black Tux | Ribbon – Silk and Willow | Bride’s Robe – Stone Cold Fox | Bridesmaids Robes – ComfyClothing | Hotel – The Fess Parker Hotel | Custom Stamp – Mancoostamp

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