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Industrial Chic Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Photos by:

Kate Harrison

Around our neck of the woods, it sometimes feels like we’ve seen it all — which makes it that much more exciting when something falls into our inbox that we haven’t seen before. That’s exactly what we found in this wedding from Kate Harrison, where newlyweds Melissa and Stephen married in an antique store, Big Daddy’s Antiques. With its phenomenal built-in decor and unique nature, we hope to see this trend sweeping the nation soon!

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From the bride, Melissa: Stephen and I wanted our wedding to feel like an intimate gathering, reflecting our culture and traditions, as well as our personalities and the city we call home. While we planned a traditional wedding ceremony, we wanted our reception to be playful and quirky. We wanted to mimic the feel of Big Sur, where we got engaged. We used natural wood tones, moss greens and ocean blues.


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Stephen’s mom went to the San Francisco Flower Mart to to pick out all the flowers. My mom and my two aunts helped her put simple, elegant bouquets together. My bouquet was tied with my grandmother’s rosary, so I had it with me during the whole ceremony, and my sister’s bouquet was made of tulips, her favorite flower. My aunt used the same types of flowers as the bouquets to make simple arrangements in mason jars for the reception. For the reception, Stephen spent the morning of the wedding hand-picking the rosemary for the tables from our yard. To tie in the feel of Big Sur, we also knew we wanted to have succulents. Over the course of months, my aunt collected teacups from around the city and planted cuttings from her own succulent garden in the cups. Those succulents served as place cards as well as favors for our guests.


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It was really important to us that we incorporate my culture into the wedding, as it was now part of Stephen’s culture, too. He and the groomsmen wore the Filipino barong Tagalog, which is a traditional white wedding shirt. It was really special for me to have Stephen honor that side of my heritage – not to mention I thought he looked so handsome in his barong!


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Delegate to people you trust, be it family and friends or a wedding planner. We enlisted family to help with the details that interested them, and trusted a day-of wedding coordinator to help us tie together all of the details seamlessly. In fact, we enjoyed working with our day-of coordinator so much that I’d recommend carving that cost out of your budget when you start planning, and DIY what you can to cut costs elsewhere. Also, always make sure one of you has the keys to your apartment! We got home with our last piece of cake and a bottle of champagne only to realize that neither of us had our keys. We weren’t going to bother our landlord, so we had to call my sister who had been out with the other bridesmaids. While in retrospect, waiting for my sister while wrapped in Stephen’s arms and looking out at the stars was a beautiful and memorable end to the evening, having our keys with us might have been smart!


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From the photographer, Kate Harrison: Melissa & Stephen were married in San Francisco with their reception at Big Daddy’s Antiques. Big Daddy’s is heavenly and full of well-edited pieces big & small. The reception took place among their found items– they even incorporated their amazing tables & chairs. I love this place. Melissa & Stephen each walked to the church for their ceremony & used Uber to get to their reception. Very SF. :)

Wedding Music:
First Dance: “Only Love,” Ben Howard
Father/Daughter Dance: “Isn’t She Lovely,” Stevie Wonder
Mother/Son Dance: “Days Like This,” Van Morrison

Wedding Location: San Francisco, CA / Wedding Photographer: Kate Harrison / Ceremony Venue: St. Philip the Apostle / Reception Venue: Big Daddy’s Antiques / Event Design: Downey Street Events / Wedding Flowers: San Francisco Flower Market and The Bud Stop / Wedding Dress: Saison Blanche “4098” via Paris Connection / Reception Dress: Adrianna Papell / Wedding Veil: Bridals & More, Jacksonville FL / Wedding Shoes: Miss Me? / Makeup: Meaganne McCandess / Groom and Groomsmen’s Shirts: Traditional Filipino barong Tagalog / Groom and Groomsmen’s Pants: Banana Republic / Groom and Groomsmen’s Shoes: Banana Republic / Wedding Caterer: Thomas John Events / Wedding Cake: Bride’s cousin / Wedding Cake Pops: Sweet Lauren Cakes / Donuts: Dynamo Donut / DJ: DJ Goyo / Photobooth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co. / Wedding Invitation Design: Ashley Schofield / Invitation Printing: Babylon Burning Silkscreening

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Mydolcefarniente – Weddings and Events in Italy

Dear beloved couples,

Thousand of kilometres divide us and you have to take a very important decision of choosing your destination wedding planner. Yes, i know it’s difficult to do without meeting the person. So, before we can have a Skype call to meet each other virtually, just a few lines about me. I’m a Tuscan soul since 2002, can’t stop thanking heavens for having “dropped” me in this marvellous land. Also for me the reason of moving to Italy was love :)
I’m completely in love with the wedding planning that I’m involved in since 2011. Your wedding is my wedding so if you choose Mydolcefarniente, you choose a highly professional team. I don’t apply the same fee for every event. I give the opportunity to the couple to choose the most appropriate solution for their dream wedding to come true. We work in a flexible way and offer different solutions unless we find the right option that satisfies your needs. We don’t have restrictions because the only things that counts is to make you happy.
Hear from you soon, Yuliya

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French Garden Bridal Shower Inspiration

Wedding Design

This is one of those shoots where I hardly know where to begin — the incredible images from J. Layne Photography, the slew of delicate gowns from Jim Hjelm Blush, Modern Trousseau, and Hayley Paige, and the flowers from Ruby Reds Floral & Garden are just the tip of the iceberg in this shoot styled by Southern Grace Events and Gathering. I love the whimsy of the teapot place settings, and of course the touches of French inspiration throughout!

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From the photographer, J. Layne Photography: Fresh and lush glamorous French garden flair with a touch of whimsy. We wanted to focus on the beauty, excitement, and playfulness of spring while incorporating a French Garden whimsical twist. The flowers used were mini green hydrangea, pink astilbe, black & white anemone, pink and white lisianthus, pink ranunculus, pink spray roses, white stock and dusty miller.


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Shoot Location: Orange Park, FL / Photographer: J. Layne Photography / Shoot Venue: Club Continental / Event Design: Southern Grace Events and Gathering / Wedding Flowers: Ruby Reds Floral & Garden / Wedding Dresses: Jim Hjelm Blush “1156”, Hayley Paige “6200”, and Modern Trousseau “Sage” via The White Magnolia Bridal / Sash: Heidi Elnora / Jewelry: Haute Bride / Makeup: Makeup by Paulina Perez / Wedding Cake: Metro Custom Cakes / Baked Goods: Bon Ami Confections / Rentals: Beachview Rentals / Videographer: Visual Power Cinema / Model: Sharon Wilbur

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Aurora Cinema

Aurora Cinema is a filmmaking studio based in New York. After several years of shooting for some of the best in the wedding industry, I’ve decided to venture out and create something inspiring with beautiful imagery and powerful stories.
We are a team of creative professionals dedicated to mixing passion & art throughout the Adirondack Mountains, NYC, Boston, & Newport.
Get in touch with us to see what we can create for you!

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Marvimon House Wedding

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Photos by:

The Gemmers

It’s no surprise, we’re huge fans of Los Angeles’ Marvimon House. Add two beautiful brides, a little touch of mid-century modern flair, and images from The Gemmers, and you’ve got this beauty of a gem wedding! Whatever you do, don’t miss the wedding film from What We Do Films. So. Sweet.


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From bride Leighann: Our vision must have changed a dozen times over the 17 months we were engaged. We ultimately decided on subtle mid-century with natural elements. We wanted something that was simple yet aesthetically pleasing. Neither one of us enjoys being the center of attention so we wanted to throw a big party celebrating our love with the people we love. We are incredibly lucky to have such amazing people in our lives and the day wouldn’t have been possible without all of the love and support we have received from them over the years.


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Our wedding was actually dubbed the “Lipster” (lesbian hipster) wedding a couple months prior. The day of, all of our friends were posting photos to instagram and trying to get the hashtag “Lipster” trending. I applaud their effort but it didn’t have the world dominating effect they were going for. Pretty much the entire wedding was handmade. Caitlyn and I spent months crafting… the weekends, after work, any time we had a free moment. I wanted everything to be one-of-a-kind and representative of our personalities and style.


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We ultimately decided that a bottle of specially brewed beer would make the perfect thank you gift. If there is one thing we are known for, it’s our love of beer. Coincidentally, Caitlyn’s sisters’ boyfriend recently began home brewing so we asked him to brew 150 bottles for us. For the four months leading up to the wedding, we had all of our friends saving any brown bottles that we could recycle and use for the brew. Again, we used a combo of printing and hand stamping for the labels.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? If you’re planning on going the DIY route, don’t do it purely for monetary reasons. Chances are you’ll end up spending more than you realize trying to do it yourself. Also, just prepare yourself for something to go wrong, and if it does, know that you will most likely be the ONLY person who is aware of it.


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Wedding Music:
Wedding Party Processional: “Mothersbaugh’s Canon,” Mark Mothersbaugh
Caitlyn’s Processional: “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels),” Arcade Fire
Leighann’s Processional: “Love and Some Verses,” Iron and Wine
Recessional: “She’s A Lady,” Tom Jones
First Dance: “Breathless Without You,” Cat Power
Father/Daughter Dance (Caitlyn): “Beyond the Sea,” Rod Stewart
Mother/Daughter Dance (Leighann): Blackbird,” The Beatles

Wedding Location: Los Angeles, CA / Wedding Photographer: The Gemmers / Wedding Venue: Marvimon / Day-of Coordination and Appetizers: Rob Lind of Sugar Catering / Flowers: Los Angeles Flower Mart / Succulents: San Pedro Cactus / Event Management: Tact Event Management / Event Staffing: Argyle Event Staffing / Leighann’s Dress: Badgley Mischka / Leighann’s Shoes: Steve Madden / Hair: Juliet of The Hair Upstairs / Makeup: Chelsea Miko / Caitlyn’s Attire: J. Crew / Caitlyn’s Shoes: Camper / Food Truck: Baby’s Badass Burgers / Desserts: Caitlyn and family / Wedding Invitations: design by Bow & Arrow Designs, printing by Monkey Business Press / Photobooth: The Traveling Photobooth / Videographer: What We Do Films

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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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