Erin and David selected the elegant Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara for their July nuptials. Erin was inspired by the idea of a Southern garden—lush, lively, and romantic—and worked with Precious & Blooming to craft a “perfectly imperfect” feel, mixing white, ivory, and light gold blooms, surrounded by swaths of greenery. After a showstopping ceremony set around the lily pond with a dramatic altar draped with fabric and dressed with greenery, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour with “Babes and Bombers” cocktails (a nod to their softball team) and a Polaroid guest book, before moving inside the ballroom for the reception, where they danced the night away to the tunes of Gold Standard. Erin shares “The end of the night was one of my favorite memories. There was a grand piano in our venue and our best man, Matthew Walker, started playing. Everyone gathered around and sang along with him to “Rocket Man” while I sat on the piano, straight out of an old movie. At the top of the chorus, everyone would through petals in the air, making the most incredible smelling confetti.” We are smitten with every gorgeous image from Jillian Rose Photography!
Photography – Jillian Rose Photography | Venue, Catering, Cake, and Linens – Belmond El Encanto | Floral – Precious & Blooming | Day-of Coordination – Haley Simon | Stationery – He Saw Sparks | Videography – Leo Cabal | Band – Gold Standard | Lighting, Rentals, and Draping – Bella Vista | Hair and Makeup – Mobile Bridal Salon | Bridesmaids Dresses – Nouvelle Amsale | Gown – La Soie | Jewelry – Yale Jewelers | Bride’s Shoes – Halston | Groom’s Suit – Ralph Lauren | Groom’s Shirt – Charles Tyrwhitt | Ties – Vineyard Vines | Groom’s Shoes – To Boot New York | Groomsmen Jackets – Ralph Lauren | Groomsmen Pants – Tommy Bahama | Watch – Nixon | Socks – J.Crew | Robes – Piyama | Champagne Glasses – Urban Farmhouse Tampa | Personalized Hangers – Glitter n Gold Designs | Earrings – N2N Jewelry | Table Number Frames – Bragging Bags | Placecards – Minted | Guest book – Liu My | Mirrored Trays, Chargers, and Gold Mirror – Otis & Pearl | Chair Signs – The Duo Studio | Card Basket – Vintage Hardware
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We just returned from a fabulous week in NYC for Bridal Fashion Week, where we were introduced to new collections and offerings from the best of the best in wedding fashion. One of our favorite new lines? Lillian Wild‘s “Create” Collection- a customizable collection that is the epitome of modern, classic simplicity. With a set of gowns each named after peonies (swoon), the Lillian Wild lookbook showcases separates, underlays and overlays, and dresses, designed to flatter every bride. Select from five laces, three linings, and multiple cuts and styles, to create a bridal look as unique as you are! The collection is expected to arrive at retailers all over North America in the new year, and is now available in the Lillian Wild Bridal boutique in Kelowna, BC. See the entire lookbook here!
Gowns: Lillian Wild | Photography: White Linen Photographers
*This post was sponsored by Lillian Wild, but the gushing is all ours!
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Laura and Stephen, both physicians living in London, couldn’t think of anywhere more romantic to be married than the picturesque rolling hills of Tuscany. The couple selected Villa Medicea di Lilliano just outside of Florence—a working vineyard—for their destination wedding, and 100 of their nearest and dearest made the journey to Italy to celebrate! The feel of the day was low key but chic, and Jardin Divers enhanced the natural beauty of the surroundings with centerpieces of olive leaves and leafy, natural bouquets to accentuate the bridesmaids’ Ghost dresses and Laura’s Maggie Sottero gown. We’re simply smitten with each image by Stefano Santucci Studio!
Photography: Stefano Santucci Studio | Venue: Villa Medicea di Lilliano | Wedding Planning: White Things | Floral: Jardin Divers | Gown: Maggie Sottero | Shoes: LK Bennett | Suit: Paul Smith | Bridesmaids Dresses: Ghost
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Set just outside of London, the Nonsuch Mansion, with its ornate Tudor-style fireplaces, gilded wallpaper, and high ceilings, played host to a delicate and romantic shoot designed by Crimson Blue and Cecelina Photography. Selecting a timeless color palette of blush, gray, green, and gold, and inspired by bringing nature into the city, the team created a feminine and romantic setting with lush, garden-style centerpieces, softly-lit candles, and cascading gray silk table runners and cushions from Kate Cullen Styling. Dinnerware from Duchess & Butler with elements of vintage lace and gold added hints of luxury to the tabletop. A custom cocktail, “The Green Rose,” infused with rose water, lime and gin set atop a chic bar cart with various concoctions of infused gin, fruit and flowers. We are swooning over the elegant imagery from Cecelina Photography!
Photography: Cecelina Photography | Venue – Nonsuch Mansion | Event Design,Styling, and Floral: Crimson Blue | Hair and Makeup: Amanda White | Wedding Dresses: Inbal Dror and Ersa Atelier by Morgan-Davies London | Furniture & Rentals: Wed Head | Stationery: Imogen Owen | Tableware: Duchess & Butler | Ribbon and Fabric: Kate Cullen Styling | Shoes & Accessories: Emmy London | Cake: Sugared Saffron | Model: Emily from Lenis Models | Candlesticks: Classic Crockery | Photo Assistants: Eva Tarnok and Little Swedehearts
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Julie and Scott celebrated their marriage at the stunning Montage Deer Valley on a glorious autumn day. The couple, both from New York, dreamed of a mountain wedding and had fallen in love with Park City on winter vacations together. They selected Leslie Dawn Events to execute their dream day, and filled their celebration with personal touches. Enjoying the temperate weather, Julie and Scott held a Jewish ceremony under a chuppah with tallitot from family members, signed a ketubah, and collected dozens of yarmulkes crocheted by Julie’s late grandmother from decades of family celebrations for guests to wear during the marriage ceremony. After a cocktail hour on the terrace, guests moved inside the Vista Lounge for a neutral, classic reception with champagne and gold tables designed by Artisan Bloom. Each moment, from first look to horah, is beautifully captured by Pepper Nix!
Photography – Pepper Nix | Venue – The Montage Deer Valley | Floral – Artisan Bloom | Wedding Planning – Leslie Dawn Events | Videography – Krissi Cook Films | Rentals – Alpine Event Rentals | Band – The Groove Merchants | Hair and Makeup – Flavia Carolina at Versa Artistry | Gown – Ines di Santo from Bergdorf Goodman | Earrings – LJ West Diamonds | Bride’s Shoes – Christian Louboutin | Suit – Ralph Lauren
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