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What is Your Registry Style?


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Today we have a fun game for you. We worked with Macy’s on a fun little quiz to determine what is your style when it comes to starting your wedding registry. Sticking to an overall theme, mixing both of your styles, is a great way to choose items that will be versatile to decorate and entertain. So we created a quiz! Read on below to answer the questions or take the quiz here if you’re reading it from RSS feeds.


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Casey Brodley, Photographer

I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. My background and training is steeped in photo journalism, so that’s how I approach a wedding. My goal is to document the day, not stage it. I let moments unfold naturally, with minimal prom posing and minimal “say cheese” interference.

As a photo journalist, I come prepared for anything. Every wedding is different. I have witnessed full-grown men weep more times than I can count. I have seen smiles so wide that I’m concerned someone may burst a blood vessel. I have climbed mountains with all my gear. And this one time a sprinkler system was triggered during a ceremony.

As a wedding photographer, I walk into every job with the guarantee that I will witness pure joy. But more importantly, I walk into every job with the probability that my day will end with cake. I like to keep my cake-to-work ratio balanced. For health reasons.

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Art Gallery Wedding Inspiration

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We love a wedding in an unexpected venue, and we were delighted to hear that Lisa Marie of Sweet Tea Photography feels the same way! Drawn to the beauty of Old Town Alexandria’s Athenaeum art gallery, she recruited the talents of Emilie from Weddings and Events by Bliss to style a feminine wedding shoot for the romantic in all of us.

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From Lisa Marie of Sweet Tea Photography: When envisioning the perfect southern wedding, I’m always brought back to Old Town Alexandria. From the cobble stone streets to the historic row homes, how can you not fall in love with this city? I’ve fortunately spent a couple years myself living in this quaint town and make a trip back at least once a week. I just can’t get enough of it. As the hometown to George Washington and the Civil War General Robert E. Lee, Alexandria attracts visitors from near and far to enjoy the historic views.

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At the corner of Prince and Lee Street stands The Athenaeum with its classical revival architecture and it’s beautiful peach colored Doric columns lining the front entrance. I’ve walked by this lovely art gallery hundreds of times, every time thinking that it would be the perfect place for a southern wedding. Its neoclassical Greek Revival architecture really got my wheels turning. Of course my imagination went wild while thinking of the possibilities. The Athenaeum hosts art exhibits, lectures, performances, ceremonies, and receptions! After building up the ideas for this shoot, I pulled Emilie of Bliss Weddings and Events to help in bringing all the details and décor together.

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From Emilie of Weddings and Events by Bliss: We wanted to achieve a balance between the soft whimsical and vintage elements of our décor with the linear modern structure of the gallery. What is captured is a very romantic, intimate, and beautiful scene for a wedding, the dainty floral arrangements displayed in vintage goblets, vintage place settings with rustic accents all beautifully displayed against a back drop of exquisite modern artwork. We were fortunate to have a beautiful sunny day which provided a great deal of natural light that streamed in through the very large paned glass windows of the gallery.

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Wedding Vendors (Alexandria, VA):

Wedding Venue: The Athenaeum / Wedding Photographer: Sweet Tea Photography / Event Design: Weddings and Events by Bliss / Wedding Flowers: Wisteria / Dress: Love Couture Bridal Boutique / Hair Stylist: Belle Soeur Styles / Wedding Caterer: Main Event Caterers / Equipment Rentals: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom / Linens: Party Rental Ltd / Calligraphy: Meant to Be Calligraphy / Videographer: Pelligrino Media Group

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A.J. Dunlap Photography

Hi, we’re Kyle and A.J. Dunlap, a husband and wife wedding photography team. It’s nice to meet you! We are 30 and 32 years young, 10 years into the adventure that is our marriage, and proud parents to a beautiful baby girl named Adeline Pearl. She lights up our world with her bright blue eyes, contagious smile, and pigtails. Authentic is the word we use to describe our style and the experience we give our couples. We are passionate about capturing your true love story, so you can relive it through pictures for the rest of your lives!

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Prairie Farm Wedding

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Brooke and Tony’s wedding, shot by the talented Kina Wicks, is the epitome of a backyard wedding — personal, relaxed, and handmade, right down to the rice krispie wedding cake made by the bride’s mother! We were delighted to see a few shots of Brooke taking her own spin on wedding day attire, tying a plaid shirt over her fluffy David’s Bridal confection. And those twin flower girls? Adorbs!

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From the photographer, Kina: This idyllic wedding was held at the Heritage Prairie Farm in Elburn, Illinois which in itself is pure rural elegance. The details of the day were completely DIY from the bouquets made from magazine papers and tulle, to the moss covered centerpieces, to the giant rice krispie treat wedding cake crafted by the bride’s mother! Because of the easy going nature of a rural, backyard wedding, I feel that the day was able to reflect the full joy of two people beginning their lives together with no distractions. Just a day full of sunshine, love, family and friends.

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Wedding Vendors (Elburn, IL):

Wedding Venue and Caterer: Heritage Prairie Farm / Wedding Photographer: Kina Wicks / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal / Wedding Flowers and Cake: DIY

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Callista & Company

Callista & Company offers personalized planning and design services for beautiful weddings and events around the world. With meticulous and organized coordination, warm and attentive support, as well as custom and creative design guidance, we create stress-free events that showcase your unique vision. Our team provides the highest level of service and showcases strong relationships with leading venues and renowned professionals to ensure you have an exceptional team on your side.

We are a consultant and collaborator, working with you to ensure your dream day becomes a reality. Callista & Co. offers advice and personalized
recommendations based on years of experience and etiquette studies, while always considering your specific preferences.

Callista & Co. is a boutique company taking on a select number of events per year to ensure every detail is planned to perfection and every client receives the dedication they deserve.

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