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Chattanooga Vineyard Wedding

Rustic Weddings

Photos by:

Ali Harper

Most brides might be deterred by a broken arm a mere three months before this bride, but not Cathi: she simply enlisted the help of Veo Weddings & Events to round out her creative visions. Cathi and Anders are avid cyclists, and I just adore that the couple made a nod to this through the painted bike wheels hanging at their reception. Add photographer Ali Harper into the mix, and you’ve got a winning wedding day!

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From the bride, Cathi: We knew we wanted an outdoor venue since we both spend a ton of time outside running & cycling. DeBarge Vineyards was a short drive from our home in Chattanooga and provided picturesque views of the mountains we love to play on.


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I had high hopes of handcrafting many of our wedding decorations… until I broke my arm at a mountain bike race 3 months before our big day, forcing me to Plan B. Veronica and her staff at Veo Weddings & Events did an amazing job taking my ideas and transforming them into reality. I kept busy designing our event stationery (inspired by the diagonal beading on my dress) and spray-painting old bike wheels (we had to incorporate our favorite activity somehow!).


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Wedding Location: Chattanooga, TN / Photographer: Ali Harper Photography / Wedding Venue: DeBarge Vineyards / Wedding Planning, Design, and Flowers: Veo Weddings & Events / Wedding Dress: Mori Lee / Wedding Shoes: Banana Republic / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Xscape / Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: Calvin Klein / Wedding Caterer: On the List Catering / Desserts: Chattanooga Cupcakes and On the List Catering / Entertainment: Joe Nabors Sound & Lighting / Invitations: bride

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A few years ago we may not have believed that we’d be visually documenting our lives with our phones more so than with actual cameras, but let’s be honest, our phones capture all the little moments of our lives more than anything else could! This is exactly why Wedding Snap is a godsend to engaged couples today. Wedding Snap, lets you gather all of your precious wedding memories in one place with ease. It is the simplest photo (and now video!) sharing experience that uses iPhone and Android apps to help instantly collect your guests’ memories in an online, real-time album.

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Photos by Kayla Adams from this wedding.

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Dart Collective

DJs • Bands • Party Down

Started as a California-based DJ collective in 2013, Dart has now grown to include numerous live musicians and performers, all with the same simple goal of offering a more customized and personal approach to music curation at weddings and special events.

At Dart, we are all working DJs and musicians. Music is our passion and we want to share it with you and your guests—whether that means digging through vinyl crates for that one song you have to have, or customizing a repertoire list for one of our bands to flawlessly execute, our main goal here is to elevate and personalize your event so that it uniquely represents you.

Despite our attention to detail, we are not elitists and we do not take ourselves too seriously. These events are supposed to be fun, inclusive experiences and we want to only enhance that feeling by playing the best music we can. Whether it’s getting down to LCD Soundsystem or setting the mood with Paul Simon, we want to offer something a little different that will still connect with you and your guests.

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Regal Whimsy Inspiration

Wedding Design

Photos by:

Kaysha Weiner

Photographer Kaysha Weiner, whose gorgeous wedding we have featured recently here, is sharing with us this inspiration she captured designed by Pure Lavish Events. The regal whimsy mood is absolute bliss. You all know how much we love a good bouquet, and these florals by Florals by Jenny tie in the woodland inspiration perfectly.

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As silly as it may sound, the inspiration of this shoot started with a single feather, a white feather dipped in a majestic gold. From there the idea evolved into a regal color scheme of eggplant, deep reds and pinks while accenting the pieces with gold. Think of a bride and groom running into the fields behind a magnificent castle and sitting down to a table-scape fit for royalty. From there we wanted a cake that stood out yet was still as pure as the gold dipped feather, and Sweet & Saucy Shop completely nailed our inspiration.

Since the landscape was lush and green surrounded by trees and fruits of the season the cake and florals were kept simple to focus attention on the gold dipped feathers. With lush textured Florals by Jenny, and the dark wood table from Town & Country, the contrasting gold really pulled the whole look together. Our bride looked stunning in a sand hued dresses with ethereal chiffon ruffles from Ruche and delicate gold jewelry from Stella & Dot. A loose side-swept braid, and a bold pink mauve colored lip completed her simple yet refined look.

Shoot Location: Orange County, CA / Photographer: Kaysha Weiner Photographer / Planning + Styling: Pure Lavish Events / Hair + Makeup: Serene Bridal Beauty / Cake: Sweet & Saucy Shop / Flowers: Florals by Jenny / Rentals: Town & Country / Invite Design: Swell and Grand / Jewelry: Stella & Dot / Dress: Ruche / Models: Laura & Michael Stodolka

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Clarence Chan Photography

www.clarencechanphoto.com

Your wedding is one of the most important events in your life. It should be full of fun, laughter, and love; so should your photos. My goal is to capture beautiful moments by using a natural, artistic, and light photographic style. I’m passionate about story telling and I seek to document moments big and small—from the moment the bride walks down the aisle to laughter shared among friends—so that your photos will be cherished and shared for generations.

I have covered weddings across the United States and internationally and am a member of the esteemed Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) and Fearless Photographers.

In 2012, I married my inspirational, creative, and loving wife. When I’m not shooting a wedding and traveling, I’m often at home with my wife, playing with our rambunctious corgi.

Based in New York City and the Greater Washington D.C area. I also travel domestically and internationally.

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