Nautical-Inspired Seaside Wedding

All at once perfectly preppy and beautifully classic, Sydney and Matthew’s New England wedding is chock full of seaside charm! Set in Sydney’s hometown of Essex, CT, their ceremony on the Essex Town Green was a short walk from the Griswold Inn, where her parents met and their guests stayed for the wedding weekend. The nearby Connecticut River Museum is a dream reception locale, steps from the water. The town’s maritime history inspired nautical details, the most special two of which must be Sydney’s grandfather’s hand-built model sailboat from 1937—prominently displayed alongside vintage card catalog drawers used as escort cards—and a lobster boat aptly named “Tied the Knot”, built by her cousin. Florals by Ashley Drago Botanicals were kept loose and simple, inside containers collected by Sydney and her mother. A few drops of rain during the ceremony did nothing to dampen guests’ spirits, and the love this couple shares is evident in each image from the fabulous Ashley Caroline Photography!

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Photography – Ashley Caroline Photography | Ceremony Venue – Essex Town Green | Reception Venue, Rentals, and Linens – Connecticut River Museum | Floral – Ashley Drago Botanicals | Stationery – Megan Stanger | Catering – Gourmet Galley Catering | DJ – Scratch Weddings | Ceremony Musicians – The Amaryllis Ensemble | Hair and Makeup – Larissa Lake Makeup Artist & Co | Bridesmaids dresses – J.Crew | Gown – Watters | Bride’s Shoes – B by Brian Atwood | Suits – Combatant Gentlemen | Ties – Tommy Hilfiger

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    Peach + Blush Country Club Wedding

    Elizabeth describes her San Juan Capistrano wedding to Phillip as “classic elegance with a little twist” and we couldn’t agree more! We simply love their take on chic California style. After a traditional ceremony at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, guests gathered at Marbella Country Club, where they were greeted with a stunning reception on the club terrace, designed by Intertwined Events. Gorgeous tables in tones of blush, peach, and champagne set beneath glittering chandeliers and string lights. Inviting Occasion created fluffy centerpieces of peach dahlias, snow white peonies, and blush astilbe, accenting the tables with mercury glass candlesticks and pink taper candles. We love Elizabeth’s neutral makeup and relaxed hair, styled by Kacee Geoffroy. Her natural beauty shines through and she is a vision in a structured Rivini gown. Enjoy every single frame from Andrea Patricia Photography!

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    Photography – Andrea Patricia Photography | Ceremony Venue – Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano | Reception Venue – Marbella Country Club | Floral – Inviting Occasion | Wedding Planning – Intertwined Events | Stationery – Sriti Fusillo | Videography – Threaded Films | Suits – Men’s Wearhouse | Bridesmaids Dresses – J.Crew | Gown – Rivini | Band – Flashback Heart Attack | Hair and Makeup – Kacee Geoffroy

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    Charleston Plantation Wedding

    Charleston’s Old Wide Awake Plantation is a beautiful and serene setting, exactly the environment that Jennifer and Bradley envisioned when planning their Lowcountry soiree. Jennifer’s father and brother built the arbor for their ceremony, which was set amongst the plantation’s oak trees with dripping Spanish moss. The couple let the location take center stage and selected a neutral color palette of khaki, white, and gold. The outdoor reception in the warm summer air featured string lights and flowers that Jennifer arranged herself with blooms from Fifty Flowers. We love the sweet Southern touches, including hand-stamped muslin bags of grits as favors and a sweet potato wedding cake from Kathy and Company. Every image from Amy Arrington Photography is undeniably lovely!

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    Photography – Amy Arrington Photography | Venue – Old Wide Awake Plantation | Floral – DIY, ordered from Fifty Flowers | Gown – Allure | Shoes – Kate Spade | Stationery – designed by the bride, ordered from Wedding Paper Divas | Bakery – Kathy and Company | Catering – Gourmet Bay Catering | Rentals – Snyder Events | DJ – Eklipse Productions | Hair and Makeup – Ash and Co.

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    Rachael Schirano Photography

    Your wedding day is made up of so many perfectly unscripted moments, each over in an instant. Photography is about capturing these flashes of time, and that is exactly what Rachael Shirano does so well. Her work is so beautifully raw and real, each frame reflecting the emotion of the event inside. Rachael is based in Central Illinois and is able to capture both the modern Chicago wedding, rustic Midwestern soiree, or destination wedding with flair. We simply love Rachael’s images, each filled with light and love, and are thrilled to introduce you to her portfolio!

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    Chic Saint-Tropez Wedding

    Alizee and David were married at Domaine de la Rouillere in the stunning Mediterranean town of Saint-Tropez, 10 years after their first kiss! Working with the fabulous La Fabrique a Reves, the couple designed a sophisticated wedding reminiscent of the Provence countryside, with a fresh white and green color palette. Centerpieces by Marion B of hydrangea and herbs brought a botanical feel to the reception tent from Organic Concept. Alizee is exquisite in a Delphine Manivet gown and lace-trimmed veil. We simply adore each and every image from bubblerock!

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    Photography and Videography – bubblerock | Venue – Domaine de la Rouillere | Wedding Planning – La Fabrique a Reves | Floral – Marion B | Gown – Delphine Manivet | Getaway Dress and Shoes – Chanel | Catering – La Tarte Tropezienne | Band and DJ – Laurent Roubine | Jazz Band – Elona Kane | Tent – Organic Concept

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