We have always been huge fans of Tessa Kim’s accessory and veil collections, and after taking a peek at the 2013 lines and new intimates collection, we could not be more obsessed! Each beautiful headpiece, veil, and sash is both stunning and handmade. The intricate beadwork and flirty feather detailing is handcrafted so every bride receives a piece that is as unique as they are. With complementing garters and sashes, you’re sure to find the perfect ensemble for your wedding day! And last but definitely not least, the brand spankin’ new intimates collection is full of soft, silky loungewear with a modern mix of floral prints and soft blush tones. We are utterly in love and are sure you are too, so hop on over to the Tessa Kim website to see more!
Accessories, Veils, and Intimates – Tessa Kim \ Photography – Candice Benjamin Photography \ Backdrop – Bramble Workshop \ Makeup – Jenny Bowker Makeup \ Hair – Rian at SEVEN Salon \ Vintage Rentals – Vintage Ambiance \ Necklace and Earrings – White Space Jewelry \ Dresses – Sarah Seven and Ivy & Aster from The Dress Theory and Miss Tashina \ Models – Andrea – LUXE Model Management and Stefani Miller
*This post was sponsored by Tessa Kim, but the gushing was all ours!
Rachel and Ari’s Bensalem, Pennsylvania, wedding at Pen Ryn Mansion & Belle Voir Manor is a stunner, captured by the fabulous Arielle Doneson Photography! Working with Alan of Fireside Florals, the couple chose an elegant pink and ivory color scheme for their nuptials, which featured a gorgeous flower-covered chuppah. Rachel and Ari incorporated traditional Jewish customs into their ceremony—like breaking the glass!—before cutting loose at the reception. More pink, green and ivory arrangements graced guest tables, but the crown jewel of the room was the intricately decorated tiered cake set atop leaf garland on a silver stand. Rachel’s Alvina Valenta gown featured a simple bodice that gave way to a full, ruffled skirt that swirled like cotton candy on the dance floor! Sit back and fall in love with these gorgeous images!
Photography – Arielle Doneson Photography* \ Venue, Catering and Bakery – Pen Ryn Mansion & Belle Voir Manor \ Floral – Alan of Fireside Flowers \ Stationery – Designers’ Fine Press \ Band – Ken Ulansey Ensemble \ Hair Stylist – Tina Gross \ Makeup Artist – Diana Malkin \ Bridesmaids Dresses – Betsy & Adam \ Gown – Alvina Valenta \ Jewelry – Rosnov Jewelers \ Suit – Hugo Boss \ Shoes – French Sole and Cole Haan
*Arielle Doneson Photography is a member of the EAD Vendor Guide. To find vendors in your area, click here, or if you are a vendor interested in applying, click here.
There’s not much better in our books than a fabulous Lowcountry wedding in Charleston, South Carolina! The talented Buffy Dekmar captured these fabulous images of Sydney and Stalle’s wedding at the gorgeous and iconic Charleston Place Hotel. From Sydney’s elegant Judd Wadell gown to the simple white bridesmaids dresses from Bridals by Lori, the entire event whispers understated sophistication. BLOOM at Charleston Place handled the floral arrangements, which were nothing short of amazing—especially those white rose and lily bouquets! We adore the white cake from DeClare Cakes, featuring a different design on each of the three layers, including the couple’s monogram at the top. We are completely in love!
Photography – Buffy Dekmar \ Venue – Charleston Place Hotel \ Day-of Coordination – Jessica Smithson \ Floral and Event Design – BLOOM at Charleston Place \ Stationery – William Arthur and Stephens Exclusives \ Bakery – DeClare Cakes \ Band – Heart to Heart Band \ Hair Stylist – Wedding Hair by Charlotte \ Bridesmaids Dresses and Bridal Salon – Bridals by Lori \ Gown – Judd Wadell \ Favors – River Street Sweets
We are over the moon for color, color, color! This elegant but bohemian palette of pinky-peach and navy with pops of gold, silver and turquoise is perfect for the bold couple who wants to show off their personalities in their wedding colors! We love to see a dark blue base for colorful centerpieces, and adore the idea of glamorous and sparkling bridesmaids dresses. A family of red blooms lends warmth to this scheme, but what about those turquoise cards with gold script? We die!
Top row: colorful centerpiece by Petal, image by Adam Barnes via Wedding Chicks; sequin top via L’extravagance; stationery by Posh Paperie, image by Emily Faulknor Photographers via Style Me Pretty
2nd row: elegant pink and navy tabletop, image by Clary Pfeiffer* from this gorgeous St Louis wedding; navy and white bedroom, image by Mary McDonald for Domino Magazine via Baylor Says; cake by Erica O’Brien Cake Design, image by Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty
3rd row: Susan Koger’s closet, image by Cooper Carras from Matchbook Mag via Refinery 29; navy sparkly bridesmaids dresses from Pisarro Nights, image by Tec Petaja via Once Wed; portrait of Chelsa Skees by From Me To You
Bottom row: wedding lounge area, image by The Nichols from this classic Austin wedding; colorful bouquet, image by Leo Patrone via Ruffled; food display styled by Love & Splendor, image by Ryan Ray Photography via Style Me Pretty
*Clary Pfeiffer is a member of the EAD Vendor Guide. To find vendors in your area, click here, or if you are a vendor interested in applying, click here.
Eric and Mike’s Chicago wedding could be straight out of the pages of Town and Country. Held on the 17th floor of the Public Chicago hotel, the couple opted for an intimate gathering of just 20 close friends and family, and they went all out for those lucky enough to garner an invite! Festivities included a pre-wedding dinner and drinks, ladies’ and gentlemen’s outings, and a ceremony and reception full of love and laughter. Eric and Mike chose classic tuxes and shirts by Hugo Boss Black Label, Lanvin and Escada, and we love the playful touches of the Ralph Lauren bow ties. Following their vows, the couple hosted an intimate, seated dinner that wowed guests, starting with the ombre yellow-to-white floral arrangement—designed by Jessica Griffin of Botanicals—running the length of the table and ending with sliced cake prepared by the pastry chef at Public Chicago, who also set up an indulgent dessert bar with takeout containers so everyone could enjoy a late-night sweet snack. Elizabeth Tulipana of Anticipation Events kept the day moving along flawlessly, and Kiri and Brett of Pen/Carlson were there to document every gorgeous part of the couple’s weekend. The love these two share is palpable, and we are completely smitten with each and every little detail and moment!
Photography – Kiri and Brett of Pen/Carlson \ Venue and Bakery – Public Chicago \ Floral – Jessica Griffin of Botanicals \ Wedding Planning and Day-of Coordination – Elizabeth Tulipana of Anticipation Events \ Catering – Pump Room \ Stationery – Pistachio Press \ Calligraphy – Wedding Scribe Calligraphy by Anne Sheedy \ Hair Stylist – Studio 110 Salon \ Makeup Artist – Kelly Haley of Urban Decay \ Suits – Hugo Boss Black Label, Lanvin and Escada \ Bow Ties – Ralph Lauren \ Shoes – Salvatore Ferragamo and Gucci