Classic Detroit Ballroom Wedding

Detroit’s stately Colony Club is home to some of Michigan’s most elegant weddings, and Chris and Kate’s June nuptials shows it off to its fullest! Working with a chic black, gold, and pink color palette, La Belle Epoque Events designed a classic ballroom wedding, featuring sophisticated florals from Viviano Flower Shop. Statement linens in bold black stripes, glittering sequins, and uplit ruffles were the centerpiece of the ballroom, which was left open and airy for the large dance floor where guests boogied away to the sounds of Big Will and the 360 Degrees Band. It’s clear that these two are head over heels in love, and Blaine Siesser Photography captured their day perfectly!

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Lace Bridal GownBridesmaids in Black

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Photography – Blaine Siesser Photography | Venue – The Colony Club | Wedding Planning – La Belle Epoque Events | Floral – Viviano Flower Shop | Stationery – Shine Wedding Invitations | Bakery – Holiday Market | Gown – Allure Bridal Designs from Mimi’s Bridal Boutique | Shoes – Jack Rogers | Bridesmaids dresses – Adrianna Papell | Jewelry – Kate Spade | Transportation – Golden Limousine | Videography – Zara Creative | Band – Big Will and the 360 Degrees Band | Linens – Chair Covers and Linens | Suit – Vera Wang

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New York Beach Engagement Session

Michele and Jonathan met in the first grade in their hometown of Baldwin, on Long Island. With the gift of a glow in the dark ring on Valentines Day at a roller rink in fourth grade, Jonathan asked Michele to be his girlfriend. With the gift of a beautiful sparkling diamond in Central Park many years after fourth grade, Jonathan asked Michele to be his wife. Jon convinced Michele to sit for a caricaturist, who (in on the plan) drew a picture of Jon proposing! Naturally, she said yes (to the cheers of the NYC tourists). Jon, ever the industrious husband-to-be, had gathered their friends and family to picnic in the park afterwards, and after returning home, their friends had filled their apartment with confetti, banners, and balloons. An incredible celebration for an incredible couple! Their Long Beach, NY engagement session is filled with love and light, and we love celebrating this unofficial last week of summer with these images from Alexis June Weddings!

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Photography – Alexis June Weddings

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    English Garden Wedding Inspiration

    Today’s gorgeous shoot is so filled to the brim with beautiful, we almost can’t stand it! Inspired by the vintage romance of English gardens and classic literature, Jen Rios Weddings envisioned a garden soiree with feminine details, accents of book pages, and—of course—a traditional afternoon tea. xoGinny created handwritten stationery, place cards, and even a positively amazing altar with a “love letter” feel, and the deep navy ink was a perfect complement to toile china from The Vintage Dish. Lush, organic florals from We + You in the palest of pink and peach are fresh and light set atop the tabletop from The Vintage Dish, and we cannot get over the gorgeous statement bouquet paired with a delicate lace BHLDN gown. We are utterly in love with each of the images from Nicole Berrett!

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    Stunning Blush Bridal Bouquet

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    Photography – Nicole Berrett | Planning & Design – Jen Rios Weddings | Floral – We + You | Stationery & Calligraphy – xoGinny | Tabletop – The Vintage Dish | Sweets – The Hospitality Sweet | Linens – La Tavola | Gown – BHLDN | Accessories – Beyond the Gown | Hair & Makeup – Beauty & the Blush | Venue & Furnishings – The Wildwood Inn | Model – Kara Stout

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    Chic + Modern Chicago Wedding

    Chicago is glorious during the summertime, and Alissa and Jeff made the most of the stunning surroundings by holding their June nuptials at River Roast, set along the Chicago River. Sheila from Ipomea Floral Design accented the modern space with lanterns and candlelight, for a soft and romantic feel. Bouquets of blush and white peonies with juliet garden roses accented Alissa’s gorgeous Alvina Valenta gown from Bella Bianca, and her ladies’ flowy Donna Morgan dresses. The couple and their wedding party visited some of the city’s most iconic locations, from Buckingham Fountain to Michigan Ave, where Kina Wicks Photography captured these lovely images. We are smitten!

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    Bride in Alvina ValentaJimmy Choo Silver Heels

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    Photography – Kina Wicks Photography | Venue – River Roast | Floral – Ipomea Floral Design | Stationery – Minted | Videography – Robert Cawthorne | Bakery – West Town Bakery | DJ – Toast and Jam | Transportation – Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Company | Hair Stylist – Vanessa Yttre | Makeup Artist – Rachel Jordan | Bridesmaids dresses – Donna Morgan | Gown – Alvina Valenta from Bella Bianca | Jewelry – Nadri | Veil/Headpiece – Bella Bianca | Bride’s Shoes – Jimmy Choo | Suit and Tie – Nicholas Joseph | Groom’s Shoes – Hugo Boss | Groomsmen Ties – The Tie Bar

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    Welcome to the Weekend

    We cannot begin to describe how in love we are with all of the gorgeous details shared on EAD this week! Everything from the elegant New Orleans wedding (including a line parade through the French Quarter), to this relaxed and sophisticated New York-area affair, and finally an ultra chic poolside wedding in Palm Springs was absolute perfection! If that wasn’t swoon-worthy enough, we also welcomed a new and amazing EAD Vendor, Karen Hill Photography! Karen Hill Photography has a natural and organic approach, allowing a wedding day story to be created through timeless imagery!

    Bridesmaids with Parasols

    {Image by Graham Terhune via Grey Likes Weddings}

    A few of our favorites from this week:

    Also, check out The Paper Vow, which is your go-to place for custom invitations! Each piece is tailor-made to each couple’s personal style, making sure they have original creations for their wedding! Happy Friday everyone!

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