Elegant Gold Reception Decor

Elegant Essex House Wedding

Posted 03/24/2014 by in Real Weddings \ 10 comments

Sara and Michael narrowly escaped an impending snowstorm in order to pull off their fabulous NYC fete at the JW Marriott Essex House New York! These breathtaking images from Rebecca Yale Portraits have us swooning—from white tulip bouquets to lush textural white arrangements, fashioned by Lewis Miller Design, this wedding is classic, fresh, and stunning. Helping the couple from start …

Downtown Chicago Wedding Portrait

Sophisticated Black + White Wedding

Posted 03/19/2014 by in Real Weddings \ 6 comments

Katie and Dan planned their nuptials in just four months, but these images from Two Birds Photography show flawless touches and attention to detail that belie the couple’s short engagement! Says bride Katie, “There were three main feelings we wanted our celebration to evoke: a classic feel, a cozy environment, and a fun atmosphere.” We think it’s an absolute success, starting with the venue, …

Elegant St Louis Wedding

Elegant + Classic Ballroom Wedding

Posted 02/18/2014 by in Real Weddings \ 3 comments

Lovely is the only word that comes close to adequately describing Laura and Kevin’s St. Louis wedding at Coronado Ballroom. Soft pastel blooms such as roses and hydrangeas by Tina Barerra of The Special Event Florist created a romantic atmosphere at the ceremony and reception. Simply and Forever helped Laura and Kevin plan the day, which the couple wanted to …

LA Hotel Ballroom Reception Venue

Romantic + Elegant LA Hotel Wedding

Posted 02/12/2014 by in Real Weddings \ 5 comments

Natives of Los Angeles, Michelle and Miguel wanted a spot for their wedding that didn’t feel like typical LA. The Legendary Park Plaza Hotel was the perfect venue for that, with its dramatic staircases, ceilings, and windows. The Dainty Lion helped Michelle and Miguel plan a celebration that was uniquely theirs, which included lush peony bouquets, baby’s breath topiaries, and pretty blooms in glass …

Downtown Philadelphia Wedding Sarah Der

Sophisticated Philadelphia Wedding

Posted 02/04/2014 by in Real Weddings \ 4 comments

One thing is clear from these images by Sarah Der of Kristen and Brendan’s Philadelphia wedding: fun was the theme of the weekend! With all the festivities centered downtown, Kristen says it was easy for guests to get around and explore the City of Brotherly Love. The ceremony was held at the intricately detailed Liberti Church, followed by a chic …