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Modern French-Inspired Wedding Ideas

It’s often said that “Paris is always a good idea,” and today’s modern and chic inspiration shoot styled by Caroline Dutton Events marries classic French details with a modern feel. A custom art backdrop from Christine Olmstead, the marbled details of Baltimore’s Congress Hotel, and a sleek and contemporary mirrored tabletop are perfectly paired with watercolor stationery by Just Write Studios and a gilded cake from Buttercream Bakeshop that feels straight from Versailles! A sophisticated tulle dress by Amsale has a classic feel, with an illusion back detailed with satin buttons. And an on-trend, cascading bouquet from Eight Tree Street is overflowing with peonies, roses, and larkspur. Prepare to fall in love with the beauty captured by Camille Catherine Photography!

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Photography – Camille Catherine Photography | Venue – Congress Hotel | Event Design, Planning & Styling – Caroline Dutton Events | Floral – Eight Tree Street | Hair Stylist – Mardi Mack | Makeup Artist – Kristin Mastrangelo | Stationery – Just Write Studios | Bakery – Buttercream Bakeshop | Jewelry – Susie Saltzman | Gown – Amsale from Hitched | Artisan Welcome Gift – Marigold & Grey | Art Backdrop – Christine Olmstead

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Ethereal + Romantic Wedding Inspiration

Set at Bluemont, Virginia’s The Retreat at Cool Spring, this exquisite inspiration shoot was created and photographed at the For The Love of Film Workshop hosted by the incredible Matoli Keely Photography. From the quiet moments while the bride is getting ready to a sunlit portrait session, each moment styled by Linda Ha Events is warm and romantic. Delicate gowns from Gossamer Vintage pair beautifully with organic florals by Nature ComposedJKW Beauty styled a lovely and soft updo and luminous makeup for a natural, elegant bridal look. A seasonless color palette of champagne, coral, ivory, slate, and warm green enhanced the natural beauty of the estate and flowing silks from Silk and Willow and Willow Knows completed the scene. We are absolutely spellbound by every image captured by Matoli Keely Photography!

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Photography – Matoli Keely Photography | Workshop – For The Love of Film Workshop | Venue – The Retreat at Cool Spring | Event Styling – Linda Ha Events | Floral – Nature Composed | Hair and Makeup – JKW Beauty | Rentals – White Glove Rentals | Calligraphy – Poppy and Scooter | Cake – Sweets by E | Bride’s Attire – Gossamer Vintage | Groom’s Attire – J.Crew | Shoes – Zara | Catering – Bluewater Kitchen | Jewelry – Trumpet & Horn | Accessories – Sibo Designs | Ribbon – Willow Knows | Table Runner – Silk and Willow | Models – Caroline Montgomery and Aaron Grigsby

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    Romance in Las Vegas at The Venetian & The Palazzo

    Are you dreaming of a destination wedding, but unsure about the logistics and spend for your guests? You may have never considered Las Vegas, but I’m here to tell you that it’s not all Elvis impersonators and smoke-filled casinos. Recently, several Aisle Society ladies visited Las Vegas and had the amazing opportunity to stay at The Venetian and learn more about weddings at the luxury Italian-themed property and its sister resort, The Palazzo. I had visited The Venetian before, but had never stayed in the hotel, so I was so excited to experience the all-suite resort.

    If you’ve visited Las Vegas before, you know that a day on the Strip can be incredibly tiring, noisy, and overwhelming. And as we were there for a conference, on our feet and mingling all day, it was even more exhausting! At the end of each day, I absolutely couldn’t wait to leave the conference hotel and head to The Venetian. Whether we were roaming the Grand Canal shops, visiting one of the amazing restaurants and bakeries, relaxing in the Canyon Ranch Spa, or simply enjoying our suite, the luxurious ambiance and peaceful elegance of The Venetian felt worlds away from the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas. What truly sets The Venetian apart (besides their amazing service and gorgeous architecture) is that every room key unlocks a fabulous suite, complete with a spacious living room and incredible bath with soaking tub.

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    Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect bachelorette party location, envisioning a gorgeous destination wedding, or even planning the perfect proposal, The Venetian and The Palazzo have amazing options!

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    Transport yourself to the canals of Venice with an amazing private gondola ride for two, complete with a serenade! Float through the gorgeous scenery and you’ll be so enchanted by the beautiful bridges and blue skies. It’s a wondrous place to propose, and The Venetian can make it even more spectacular by projecting “Will You Marry Me?” onto the sky ceiling. Swoon!

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    The Wedding

    Worlds away from a cookie-cutter Las Vegas chapel, weddings at The Venetian and The Palazzo are luxury events, and there are options throughout the property for unique and beautiful spaces to host your vows! For a sweet and romantic elopement for two, there’s the gorgeous Signature White Wedding Gondola. Or up to 20 of your nearest and dearest can join you on the beautiful Wedding Bridge, overlooking the Grand Canal amidst the stunning replica of St. Mark’s Square. For the ultimate wow factor, the Palazzo Waterfall stands three stories tall and is a picturesque setting for photos! The decor changes seasonally and is always spectacular, as evidenced by the floating glass butterflies and incredible grotto setting on display during our visit.

    The Venezia Courtyard and Wedding Terrace are outdoor locations set amongst The Venetian’s lush gardens. These beautiful backdrops can be customized by The Venetian’s incredible floral staff for an unparalleled backdrop for your vows. And for larger gatherings, The Venetian’s three wedding chapels are elegantly appointed and truly capture the romance of Venice, with breathtaking views of the lush gardens. Each chapel accommodates 50 guests, and all can be combined for wedding of up to 150!

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    The Bachelorette Party or Honeymoon

    I’ve already mentioned the incredible rooms for you to enjoy, but I haven’t yet gushed about the fabulousness that is the world class Canyon Ranch SpaClub, onsite adjoining both The Venetian and The Palazzo. One of the largest spas in the world, the Spa is a complete oasis where you can prepare to be pampered. We spent a blissful evening enjoying the Aquavana Experience, a collection of thermal cabins and aquatherapy rooms, relaxation rooms, salt grotto, rain showers, and much more. With over 150 services and 90 treatment rooms (including a bridal suite!), you’ll be in absolute heaven.

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    As a self-professed foodie, I couldn’t wait to experience the dining options at The Venetian, and we had spectacular meals at Buddy V’s (yes, THAT Buddy V. from Cake Boss!) and db Brasserie, Chef Daniel Boulud’s contemporary French restaurant, with a chic Parisian feel. I’m a vegetarian, and was so pleased with the variety of offerings on the menu and willingness for the staff to go above and beyond to create a memorable dining event! db Brasserie also has two private dining rooms, and their sleek and modern space hosts many intimate dinner parties and wedding receptions!

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    Las Vegas and The Venetian have it all. World class restaurants and theatre, incredible desert scenery, and a level of luxury you’ll never want to leave!

    Image Credits: Aisle Society and The Venetian

    *The Venetian sponsored our stay in Las Vegas. All opinions are the author’s own are not endorsed by The Venetian or The Palazzo.

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    Gold + White Tented Wedding

    Stefanie and Ryan’s summer wedding in Connecticut is full of glittery gold details, with a subtle old Hollywood theme. Luxury Wedding Events brought the Gatsby feel to life, with florals of soft white orchids, peonies, and roses from Market Flowers and favors of pretty gold fans for each female guest. The gold and white cake from But a Dream Custom Cakes echoed the theme with pretty lattice details and a dramatic sugar orchid. Stefanie’s Liancarlo gown from A Little Something White is picture-perfect, with an on-theme Sara Gabriel birdcage veil and fascinator. Each moment, right down to the vintage Rolls Royce getaway car, is picture-perfect, and beautifully captured by Jessica Haley Photography!

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    Photography – Jessica Haley Photography | Ceremony Venue – St. Patrick Church | Reception Venue – Private Home | Floral – Market Flowers | Wedding Planning and Event Design – Luxury Wedding Events | Stationery – Amanda Marie Designs | Videography – DMO Films | Catering – Skal Restaurant Group | Bakery – But a Dream Custom Cakes | DJ – LMX Mobile Entertainment | Hair Stylist – W Hair & Color Salon | Makeup Artist – Sarah Giggar Makeup Artistry | Bridesmaids Dresses – Joanna August from Bella Bridesmaid | Gown – Liancarlo from A Little Something White | Jewelry and Veil – Sara Gabriel | Bride’s Shoes – Christian Louboutin | Suit – Jos A Bank | Tie – Bow-N-Ties | Groom’s Shoes – Allen Edmonds-Strand | Bridesmaid Accessories – Bauble Bar

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    Sarasota Estate Wedding

    Megan and Taylor’s Sarasota wedding at the Powel Crosley Estate perfectly reflected the couple’s vision. “The most important aspect to our wedding was that it captured us as a couple and that it truly felt intimate and romantic,” said Megan. She and Taylor wrote their own vows, and it is those moments that she holds most dear, along with their handfasting ceremony with heirloom plaid from Megan’s mother’s family and watching their beloved pup Molly walk down the aisle! After the joyous and heartfelt ceremony (in perfect weather despite the threat of tornadoes!), the reception was a party to remember, with personal details such as a photo backdrop hand-written by Megan’s bridesmaid Sydney with the lyrics of their first dance song, “How Long will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding. We are spellbound by the gorgeous images from L Martin Photography!

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    Photography – L Martin Photography | Venue – Powel Crosley Estate | Floral – Garden of Eden | Wedding Planning – Sarasota Wedding Gallery | Stationery – Minted | Favors – Totally Promotional | Catering, Rentals, and Linens – Milan Catering | Bakery – Publix | DJ – Grant Hemond | Transportation – Town and Country Limousine | Hair and Makeup – Kelly Anne | Gown – Essense of Australia from The Perfect Dress | Bride’s Shoes – ASOS | Suits and Ties – Men’s Wearhouse | Officiant – A Wedding with Grace

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