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Carondelet House Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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Floataway Studios

Well, it looks like we might just have stumbled across our new favorite venue: Los Angeles’ Carondelet House. With a space that doubles as a beautiful ceremony hall and a warm and cozy reception venue, it’s easy to see why we’re so smitten. Jackie and Matt’s wedding day wanted their wedding to feel like “family living rooms over the holidays,” and judging by these images from Floataway Studios, we think it’s safe to say they achieved just that (and more)!

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From the bride, Jackie: Inspired by the time of year, we wanted the celebration to feel like our family living rooms over the holidays. We wanted to capture the warmth, sense of togetherness and ease that comes with the season and infuse the evening air with it.


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I have a huge family so food cascades from various corners, while people zip from here to there, and kids crawl about. I wanted to maintain that freedom and liveliness and knew that how we approached food would be the major driver in delivering this. We decided against a formal sit-down dinner and thought that a cocktail reception with passed heavy and playful hors d’ouerves would allow people to move and mingle freely. Matt and I love the outdoors and are daring in our own right. We wanted to nod to this in various ways. Heather of Twig and Twine brought in beautiful mosses and ferns as a backdrop to our story. We also gave our guests the option to donate to nature preservation causes in our registry. And in lieu of favors, we donated to the National Parks Conservation Association in their honor.


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The Save the Dates were old postcards that I collected in Australia. I designed and printed out the text content in a bold, masculine font backwards and did image transfers of them with acetone. The invitations were a result of a worldwide collaboration between a graphic designer in Ohio, my mother-in-law in California, and myself in Australia. I knew I wanted to have a blend of materials in the suite and loved the idea of putting kraft paper, wood and cotton together. Alaina at Cheerupcherup printed the wooden RSVP cards and the envelopes. I requested the invite content as a digital file and had it made as a rubber stamp locally. I purchased homespun cotton and red thread at a fabric store, and kindly asked my mother-in-law to cut and stitch them to size. Once they made it back to Australia, I stamped and assembled the suite. Our event stylist created a guest book where our guests were asked to suggest adventures for us to go on or to give us any words of wisdom.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Think of your vendors as part of your team. Respect their time, energy, creativity and talent. Carve out a time in your celebration where it is just you and your husband and no one else. We are so thankful that our event stylist and coordinator, Wilmarose, set aside a 30 minute window after the ceremony and before we joined the reception that was just for us. She even had food and champagne waiting in the wings! Take a moment and soak it all in. Because you and your husband are tugged in different directions by excited friends and relatives, designate a friend to nudge you and your partner a couple of times to stop and marvel at the incredible swirl around you.


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Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Holocene,” Bon Iver
Bride’s Processional: “My Lady’s House,” Iron and Wine
Recessional: “Welcome Home,” Radical Face
First Dance: “Crosses,” Jose Gonzalez

Wedding Location: Los Angeles, CA / Wedding Photographer: Floataway Studios / Event Design and Planning: Wilmarose Orlanes of Lovely Jubilee / Wedding Flowers: Twig and Twine / Wedding Venue: Carondelet House / Wedding Dress: Tadashi Shoji “YR90326L” / Wedding Veil: AgnesHart / Wedding Shoes: Butter “Saffron” / Earrings: BHLDN “Baltic Amber Earrings” / Hair and Makeup: Genie of E2Beauty / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Styled by bride; Banana Republic, ASOS, Madewell, Urban Outfitters / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Groom’s Shoes: Batsanis / Wedding Caterer: The Vetted Table / Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Coffee: Handsome Coffee Roasters / DJ: Prime Elements / Rentals: Found Rentals / Wedding Invitations: Cheerupcherup

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Liumy

Polaroid Wedding Guestbooks, Photo booth or standard Photo albums! Expedited shipping 3-5 days world wide!

• Each album cover is personalised with your names in gold, silver foil or white velour. Plenty of colors to choose from.
• Hhandmade product that has amazing feeling to use.Page paper is top quality (acid free) with a slight warm tint.
• Each page has a hand sewed pocket to the page (not glued) so the pocket will hold strong forever !!! Pocket is from one side of the page !!!
• It is not a book, it’s an album! There are spacers between the pages so photos won’t spread the album.
• Each page has 3 lines under the pocket for the message writing. Lines cannot be customized.
• Album is packed in a paper box so it can be a great present.

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Weekly Wrap Up + Coming Soon!

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It’s almost here! Coming next week we will unveil the new site, jam packed with updates and a brand new Recycle Your Wedding. And so, so, SO much more.

In the meantime, check out our posts this week…

Whimsical wedding from across the pond
Gold and Glam wedding ideas
A gorgeous woodsy wedding in Hudson Valley, NY
Gorgeous Save-the-Date cards from MyPublisher
Midsummer Night’s Dream wedding complete with a moon backdrop
Chic wedding websites from Siting in a Tree
Winter wedding inspiration filled to the brim with soft and cozy details
Las Vegas destination wedding with bunnies!
Our favorite wedding dresses from The White Gown
DIY Earth-friendly gold confetti
Lapis and emerald wedding tablescape
Utterly gorgeous wedding in New Hampshire

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Plan My Wedding Please

Ever since I was in grade school, I was obsessed with my penmanship. I would not turn in my homework until it was perfect; it drove my mom crazy! I practiced writing every chance I had and eventually fell in love with this art form. Little did I know, it would be the reason I would fall in love with the wedding industry.

Plan My Wedding Please exists to make every wedding and event magical. My role as wedding planner and calligraphy artist, as cliche as it sounds, is to make your wildest dreams come true. From the little details in signage and invitations, to the big details in wedding gowns, caterers and florals, every detail is important. Every young girl dreams of her wedding day, and I am here to make those dreams become reality. I look forward to working with you!

Nicole Presley, owner, is available for wedding planning throughout the United States and sends paper goods worldwide.

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Buckland House Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

Hold onto your seats, because I don’t think I’ve ever had such a hard time narrowing down images for a post as I did with this one from Lisa Devine Photography. There’s just so.much.goodness. Gemma and Ian approached their wedding day as a fun weekend-long celebration with friends and family, with endless amounts of handmade accents and 1920-inspired details.

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From the bride, Gemma: We knew from the start that we wanted a really relaxed and fun wedding with good food, good music and good people. Basically we wanted to throw a fun and meaningful little party over a few days and call it a wedding. We didn’t have a particular theme in mind; instead, we drew upon all things rustic and mismatched as inspiration, as well as the 1920s era. We had a strict budget so to keep costs down our whole wedding was DIY from invites to the ‘altar’ we walked down. Ian and I made handmade fabric hearts for everyone to wear – it was brilliant to see a sea of hearts everywhere. Our favorite DIY project was the “All you need is love” sign which now hangs above our bed.


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We were so lucky to be able to utilise not only our own crafting skills but those of our friends and family. The community that rallied around our wedding was truly amazing. My mum and sister-in-law made all the hundreds of metres of bunting, we used fabric from old t-shirts/tablecloths – taking scraps of fabric from all our generations. The best men made a yurt, cakestand from wood stumps, our chapel sign, oil drum BBQ and recycled old window frames to make blackboards. We picked sloes in October and my dad made sloe gin and sloe vodka which we used in the cocktail hour.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Enjoy the process, don’t get overwhelmed, make as much as you can and let the wedding reflect both of you. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Chances are, your friends and family probably want to be involved, so let them!


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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Israel Kamakawiw’ole
Ceremony Song: “All You Need is Love,” The Beatles
Recessional: “Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher,” Jackie Wilson
First Dance: “You Never Can Tell,” Chuck Berry
When we had exhausted all of our unrehearsed moves we attempted to re-enact Fatboy Slims – Praise You with all of Team Awesome. The dance on the day was not seamless, a little wonky and a bit shabby but we wouldn’t have done it any differently.

Wedding Location: Devon, UK / Wedding Photographer: Lisa Devine Photography / Wholesale Flowers: J W Blooms / Wedding Venue: Buckland House / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham “Eden” / Hair Accessory: Flo & Percy “Maryann” / Groomsmen’s Bow Ties and Handkerchiefs: Knotty By Nature / Wedding Caterer: Piglet Cottage / Wedding Cake: Bride’s sister / Wedding Invitations: Pete Williams

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Bespoken

Based in Greenville, SC and serving the Southeast and beyond, Bespoken is a premier wedding planning, coordination, and design service. We are dedicated to designing, planning, and coordinating elegant, chic, and memorable weddings full of grace and hospitality. Each wedding is unique with tailored details and elevated service. Paying attention to every last detail, Bespoken’s main priority is to thoughtfully coordinate an unforgettable wedding day for you so that you can focus on what matters most.

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