There is something so sophisticated about a color palette of navy and white — but we’ve fallen for more than just the dramatic hues of Emily and Zach’s wedding outside of Boise, Idaho! Take the fashion, for instance. Emily’s Casablanca Bridal has the most stunning sweetheart neckline, and the bridesmaids dresses — a variety of short sheaths in the same navy blue — are the perfect complement to the all-white bouquets by Boise At Its Best that the ladies carried. Emily and Zach exchanged vows in a traditional Jewish ceremony, beneath a gorgeous chuppah built of branches and dripping with white orchids and hydrangea. Beautiful floral design continued at their reception at Shore Lodge, where a mix of high and low white arrangements topped tables covered in crinkled blue linens. These photos by Ampersand Studios show every detail, including the writing on the couple’s wedding cake. Do you recognize the words? They are the lyrics to Etta James’ classic “At Last.” Amazing!
Photography – Ampersand Studios \ Venue – Shore Lodge \ Event Design – Soiree Weddings & Events \ Floral – Boise At Its Best \ Stationery – Dear Ampersand \ Gown – Casablanca Bridal \ Bridal Boutique – Chic Bridal Boutique \ Cake – Marsh Cakes
This week has been Christmas, my birthday, and summer vacation all rolled into one! I’m positively giddy to announce that on Monday, I launched my brand-sparkly-new travel site Entouriste!
Of course, I’m a sucker for beautiful weddings, but I’m also a wanderer at heart, and Entouriste combines my passion for traveling with my love of beautiful photography. Whether it is the southern charm of Charleston or the beautiful beaches in Bali, each day Entouriste will showcase the boundless beauty of the world’s destinations! The site is visually focused and highly searchable (and pinnable!)—images and articles are categorized by destination, season, vacation type and more. If you are a wanderluster, I’d be so thrilled for you to take a peek!
To celebrate the launch of Entouriste, here are 10 ultimate honeymoon destinations both near and far. Click through for all of the details!
A fabulous destination wedding in Greece? Yes, please! Milena and John chose possibly one of the most breathtaking places in the world—Santorini—for their affair. These images from Vangelis Photography make us feel like we’re there celebrating with Milena and John—and oh how we wish we were! Because the couple lives stateside, Santorini Wedding Planners helped them pull together everything for the traditional ceremony at Anastasi Church and reception at the waterfront La Maltese Estate Villa. Milena’s Pronovias gown is sheer perfection, with plenty of old-world style and lace details. This is such a fairytale wedding!
Photography – Vangelis Photography \ Ceremony Venue – Anastasi Church \ Reception Venue – La Maltese Estate Villa \ Floral – Maria Nomikou \ Wedding Planning – Santorini Wedding Planners \ Videography – Urban Cinematography \ Hair Stylist – Hair & Soul \ Gown – Pronovias \ Suit – Giorgio Armani \ Shoes – Hugo Boss
We are absolutely smitten with the fabulous details of Brit and Gary’s wedding at Gate of Heaven Catholic Church in Boston. Aside from Brit’s simple and beautiful LulaKate gown from Bella Bridesmaid, we just can’t get enough of the navy-and-white-striped bridesmaids dresses and pink shoes! The pops of pink in the flowers by Petal are unexpected and vibrant for a winter wedding, and they give these photos from Tyra Bleek Photography a strong does of style. We love it when the colors and patterns of a wedding are woven into every detail, just like the pink flowers and navy-striped ribbon on the lovely cake from I Dream of Jeanne Cakes. Everything about this preppy affair is adorable!
Photography – Tyra Bleek Photography \ Venue – Gate of Heaven Catholic Church \ Floral – Petal \ Bakery – I Dream of Jeanne Cakes \ Stationery – a deux \ DJ – Mike Amado of Entertainment Specialists \ Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist – Viselli Santoro Salon \ Gown – LulaKate from Bella Bridesmaid
The luxe feel and color scheme of Stephanie and Marcus’s outdoor Texas wedding is just amazing! Held at Elmwood Gardens in Palestine, navy one-shoulder bridesmaids dresses from Brides & Belles of Tyler pop against the lush landscape. La Tee Da Flowers created elaborate bouquets in shades of cream, pink, and yellow, and Stephanie’s was dotted with rhinestone brooches that sparkled in the sunlight. She accented her Lea-Ann Belter Bridal gown with plenty of sparkle—from a gorgeous rhinestone hair pin to a pair of drop earrings and hot pink glitter Kate Spade shoes. Krystle Akin Photography captured the elegant affair, first at the outdoor ceremony and then at the indoor reception, where tables were festooned with blooms and touches of ornate gold. You can’t miss the stunner of a cake, either—the confection from Designs by D’anne twinkled with more rhinestones and a shiny navy blue that tied in the colors from the wedding party. See it all in the gallery!
Photography – Krystle Akin Photography \ Venue – Elmwood Gardens \ Floral – La Tee Da Flowers \ Stationery – Cole and Co. \ Favors – Imprint \ Catering – Adalante Catering Company, Inc. \ Bakery – Designs by D’anne \ Rentals and Linens – All American Rentals \ DJ and Lighting – CMB Music Productions \ Makeup Artist – Belladonna Day Spa & Boutique \ Bridesmaids Dresses – Brides & Belles of Tyler \ Bridesmaids Shoes and Jewelry – JC Penney \ Gown – Lea-Ann Belter Bridal \ Bridal Salon – The Bride’s Room \ Brides Shoes – Kate Spade \ Suits, Ties, and Shoes – Men’s Wearhouse