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Elegant Rustic Malibu Wedding

Rustic Weddings

If you’re anything like me, you’ve already fallen madly in love with this bride’s Vera Wang wedding gown. Its peachy-pink tones matches perfectly with the tone of John and Sierra’s romantic Malibu wedding designed and decorated by All You Need is Love Events with Amelia Lyon Photography behind the camera. Prepare yourself for some sheer beauty ahead:

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From the bride, Sierra: My husband and I met in the salon where he came in every six weeks for a haircut. The connection was apparent from the beginning, although I knew it needed time to grow before I committed to dating a client. After a year and a half of his persistence, we decided it was time to see what could flourish. I knew something magical could come from our union, and I was right. Over the past 5 years, we have learned the importance of growth, acceptance, challenging ourselves when needed, seeing the beauty in what is already there, and accentuating the tiniest parts. This became the foundation of our relationship and the sounding board for the style of wedding we wanted to have.

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As a hairstylist who specializes in shapes and colors, I approached the wedding as if the venue were my client. My keen understanding of texture, shape, and color, allowed me to consider the palette I was working with and draw on certain aspects to create harmony. Nothing became overdone or contrived, which left space for a fluidity that can only happen naturally and with ease. This was reflected throughout the evening in several ways.

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Some of our personal touches included an old wheel barrel filled with bottled sodas from a local independent soda shop. We had a variety of flavors, including Maple Bacon-just for kicks. I borrowed an A-Frame chalkboard sign from the owners of the hair salon I work out of, Eco Heads in Venice. We bedazzled it up with a list of cocktails, beer, and wine for the reception. We even incorporated some old copper containers we received from my mother in law. These were given to her and her husband as a wedding gift, and we thought it would be a nice sentiment. We used the containers for flowers and sprinkled them around the venue. For the sign in table, we thought it would be fun and interactive to have our guests take photos with a Polaroid camera. The reception table numbers were crafted from old frames my husband found at Goodwill and other thrift stores. Finally, each plate was gifted a small jar of Herbs de Provence, and Bolivian Pink Rock Salt.

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Wedding Location: Malibu, CA / Photographer: Amelia Lyon Photography / Wedding Planning and Floral Design: All You Need is Love Events / Venue: Rancho del Cielo / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang “Gracie” / Hair and Makeup: Kacee Geoffroy, Kumiko Ando, Allison Carey and Nina Brabec / Catering: Eco Caters / Dessert: Coolhaus / Rentals: Smart Party Rents and Found Vintage Rentals / DJ: Damon Tedesco

Vintage Carnival Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

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The bride and groom from today’s wedding might just be the cutest pair we’ve ever seen, so it makes perfect sense they’d have the cutest wedding theme! With Mary Phan of Very Merry Events in charge, we knew Sherry and Tai’s vintage carnival inspiration would be done to the nines. Bursting with color, games, and treats aplenty, Alfred & Emma Photography captured it all. Every image is a pin-worthy gem chock full of ideas – we even spotted these fun DIY rosette wheels idea, with more tutorials here and here!

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From the bride, Sherry: Tai and I met in college, back in 2004. We first noticed one another during class, but we didn’t we didn’t really become friends until a year later when a mutual friend brought me to a house party, that just happened to be Tai’s!


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carnival escort cards

The theme came to me by a random stroke of inspiration. I just came across a ferris wheel and it dawned on me that I want my wedding to be like a carnival because it’s non-traditional and fun! The whole vintage vibe is just a style that I’ve always been drawn to, so that’s why I thought having a Vintage Carnival theme would make my dream come true. I wanted to have a wedding that’s not only unique and fun for the guests but also be able to express myself through personalized and handmade projects! My favorite projects were… well everything! I love crafts so when I started working on my bouquet, I just couldn’t stop finding more things to do to incorporate my personal touch.


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I knew I wanted a Vera Wang dress because she knows how to design a dreamy gown that is truly one of a kind. When I first went to try on dresses, I tried the pink one on first and immediately, I knew that this was going to be the one. I tried on a few more dresses, but nothing screamed carnival or SHERRY like the pink one!


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I found my reception dress accidentally when I was out shopping for wedding accessories. My dress was on a mannequin in the window and I just stared at it as I walked by. I then walked backwards to look at it more, then decided that the dress was perfect as a reception dress. It was so vintage carnival to me that I just had to buy it! I worked with a seamstress to do some alterations. The reception shoes were Toms. I wanted to match Tai, since he would be wearing Toms for the wedding. I bought lace ones to match my dress and added some Swarovski crystals on it because I wanted to give it a little more bridal glam.


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macaron dessert displays

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his and hers tables

dessert shack displays

My most cherished moments were moments that didn’t include people… Moments when I saw the ceremony, the tent and the barn. I was so touched at how perfect it all was and how I’m so blessed to be able to have this fairytale wedding! I simply can’t decide on my favorite part of the day because there were just so many moments throughout the day that I was so fond of! The most unforgettable moments were hearing Tai’s vows (surprise vows, might I add), my sister’s toast, the Father-Daughter dance, and the surprise flashmob!


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bride and groom dancing


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Wedding Location: Sonoma, CA / Wedding Photographer: Alfred & Emma Photography / Event Design and Planning: Very Merry Events / Wedding Venue: Cornerstone Gardens / Wedding Flowers: Nona Tai of Floral Design Studio / Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Revewedding Makeup / Wedding Caterer: Alex’s Catering / Wedding Cake: Tucker’s Ice Cream / Cupcakes: Angel’s Cakes SF / Pie Pops and Cakewalk Desserts: Cakewalk Desserts / Macarons: Chantal Guillon / Vintage Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals / Vintage Carnival Signs: Georgia Arts / Carnival Games: Fun Services / DJ and Lighting: Spintronix / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Jen Simpson Design / Videographer: Alan Silva

Stone Oak Ranch Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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Let’s kick off the week with a good amount of wedding eye candy captured by Krystle Akin. The ceremony chapel from this Texas wedding at Stone Oak Ranch is just the sweetest site we ever did see. How could you not fall in love with the woodsy, cabin-like setting?

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From the bride, Ashley: We wanted a natural elegance for the ceremony and a light-hearted, jazzy, class for the reception. Peter and I love old music and movies from the 30’s and 40’s and we have a real appreciation for the simple amusement and innocence there was in the past. People were ladies and gents, but they sure knew how to have a good time! We wanted to enjoy that kind of atmosphere for our wedding day. We envisioned a peaceful and reverent ceremony and a reception that was more Fred Astaire and Glen Miller than “Drop it Like it’s Hot” and the “Macarena”.


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Natural, Pastel, vintage, classy, jazzy, quirky, modest. The color scheme was pastels (the kind you find on maps). We had a theme of vintage travel/distance because Peter and I have always lived in different states. We used vintage suitcases, telephones, maps, and old postcards. The guests threw paper airplanes at us as we entered the reception! Most of the décor was DIY except the TONS of wildflowers and vintage furniture and other creative items provided by Melanie from Prairie Sage.

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yellow bridesmaids dresses

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rustic outdoor ceremonies

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bridesmaids during ceremony

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Don’t let yourself get caught up in trends and get pulled away from what really represents you. Look for the things that really make you feel like you, things that make your soul jump, remember things from your childhood, and let that be what you use to guide things. It’s a day to celebrate your life and your man’s life coming together as one life. Don’t waste time worrying about what’s trendy or what people will like best.

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Wedding Music:
Processional and Recessional: original songs from The Five Dragon Daughter
Bride’s Processional: “Be Thou My Vision”
First Dance: “Dancing Cheek to Cheek,” Fred Astaire

Wedding Location: Murchison, TX / Wedding Venue: Stone Oak Ranch / Wedding Photographer: Krystle Akin / Wedding Flowers: Pamela Castleberry / Wedding Dress: White by Vera Wang / Bride’s Shoes: Jessica Simpson / Bride’s Hair: Chaz Bingham of Eye Candy Salon / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Ceremony Musician: The Five Dragon Daughter / Wedding Caterer: Perfect Catering / Wedding Cake: Cherry Laurel Bakery / Groom’s Cake: Bride’s grandmother / Vintage Furniture and Decor: Melanie of Prairie Sage / Wedding Invitations: Kendra Payne Anderson of Kendra Michelle Photography / Wedding Videographer: Tye Jackson

Modern Ames Hotel Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

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This Boston wedding shot by Rebecca Hansen Weddings is the perfect expression of intimate uptown chic. Shell and Ashley married with only their closest friends and family nearby in the hotel suite, then traveled downstairs for a gourmet wedding reception catered by Woodward at Ames Hotel. We love that they combined their last names into a new one for both. Also…we may or may not still be swooning over Shell’s vintage-inspired Vera Wang gown!


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From the photographer, Rebecca: Ashley and Shell are two of the happiest people I’ve ever seen get married. Ever. It was amazing to be part of their wedding day. They were married in a very intimate ceremony at the Ames Hotel in Boston. The ceremony was held in the apartment suite of the hotel where they were (literally) surrounded by their friends and family. The room had these huge windows that overlooked the city, it was a beautiful backdrop to the ceremony. Cocktail hour and dinner were held in the Ames’ restaurant the Woodward. Guests were served family style. The day overall had a very relaxed, intimate feeling. The walls of the restaurant are so neat because they’re filled with tons of oddities and interesting trinkets the hotel has collected, like a JFK bust. One thing that Ashley and Shell did that I thought was SO cool, is that they both changed their last name, and morphed both of their old last names into one new one.


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modern ames hotel wedding from rebecca hansen

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modern ames hotel wedding from rebecca hansen

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modern ames hotel wedding from rebecca hansen

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modern ames hotel wedding from rebecca hansen

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modern ames hotel wedding from rebecca hansen
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Wedding Vendors (Boston, MA):

Wedding Venue: Ames / Wedding Photographer: Rebecca Hansen Weddings / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Wedding Hair: Nathaniel Wescott of Trephin / Wedding Caterer: Woodward at Ames Hotel / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Made by bride, Ashley Linnenbank

Vintage Wine Country Wedding

Vintage Weddings

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We stopped in our tracks when we saw bride Nina’s Vera Wang little number. It’s the perfect mix of vintage glam, chic elegance, and sleek style — and it couldn’t possibly be better suited to her! Christina Diane Photography captured this wine country affair at the amazing Barndiva in Healdsburg, featuring every shade of pink to perk up your Monday.


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From the photographer, Christina Diane: “Relaxed wine country elegance” with a focus on fun over pomp/formality. The source of inspiration is Sonoma itself. Nina’s mom has owned a home near Glen Ellen since 1999 & both Nina and Jordan’s brother & sister were married in Sonoma as well. The romantic landscape and great weather sets the tone for the inspiration of their wedding. The couple incorporated simple and elegant hand made details like the ceremony program using vintage fabric; they used local handmade soap as their favor for all their guest; floral details were also important to the couple and had gorgeous arrangements throughout. The couple really focused on highlighting beautiful details of the wedding venue with incorporating splashes of color throughout.


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Relaxed wine country elegance

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Relaxed wine country elegance

Barndiva was a perfect setting for them because of the combined indoor/outdoor space, centrality in Healdsburg with top accommodations/scenery& the funky artsy vibe which fits them perfectly. Nina & Jordan are long time friends with the head bartender at Spoonbar/H2Hotel (renowned for his artisanal cocktails), which also has beautifully designed indoor/outdoor space. The two venues are next to each other and work closely together so it was an intimate setting for us where we felt at home. Also, having proper supply of beverages and food is critical to guest enjoyment and we felt we were in good hands with Barndiva & Spoonbar.


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Relaxed wine country elegance

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Relaxed wine country elegance

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Relaxed wine country elegance
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Relaxed wine country elegance

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Relaxed wine country elegance

Relaxed wine country elegance


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Wedding Vendors (Healdsburg, CA):

Wedding Venue: Barndiva / Wedding Photographer: Christina Diane Weddings / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Wedding Shoes: Nina / Bride’s Accessories: Vintage / Hair and Makeup: Brush Salon / Wedding Flowers: Dragonfly Floral / Ceremony Music: Music by Daphna / DJ: DJ David Carvalho / Wedding Favors: Bird Bath Soaps

Rustic Glam Sundance Resort Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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This afternoon we have another gorgeous destination wedding to share, this time from Utah. Morgan Trinker Photography captured Ashley and Andre’s wedding to a T. Ashley’s blush pink Vera Wang wedding gown never ceases to amaze us, but it looks phenomenal on her with her red tresses. Continue reading.

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Sundance resort wedding
Sundance resort wedding
Sundance resort wedding


Morgan Trinker Photography captured Ashley and Andre’s wedding to a T. Ashley’s blush pink Vera Wang wedding gown never ceases to amaze us, but it looks phenomenal on her with her red tresses. View all images in the gallery

Andre and I spent a couple of months searching for a unique Utah destination, and our search eventually led us to Sundance Resort. We wanted our wedding to feel like a destination wedding, and just the words “resort wedding in Utah” evoke a feeling that extends beyond just a day. Sundance offered a breathtakingly spectacular setting. Our guests were so impressed in every respect and we will now have beautiful memories to last us a lifetime.

The inspiration for the decor and design of our wedding was “rustic glam.” We booked both our rehearsal dinner and wedding at the Redford Conference Center, an environmentally friendly building that appealed to Andre, who is studying environmental law. The space naturally provided a rustic feel, which I chose not to focus on so much as to enhance. We chose to play up an Old Hollywood glam feeling reminiscent of the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s eras with the incorporation of ostrich feathers, lace, and pearls. More than aesthetics, however, we knew we wanted a wedding that was uniquely “us,” so we set out to incorporate meaning into every detail so nothing was included unless it spoke to our lives, families, friends, and love.

Wedding Vendors and Venue (Utah):

Venue: Sundance Resort / Photographer: Morgan Trinker Photography / Catering: Sundance Resort / Event Coordinator: Cathy Murphy / Florist: Julie Prince / Hair: Ellen McConnell of Studio Nine Salon / Makeup: Janelle Corey / Dress: Vera Wang / Bride’s Shoes: Glint from Nordstrom / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Groom’s Shoes: Bruno Magli / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Invitations: Pink Piggy Design / Feathers, lace, cameos, and pearls for decor: DIY bride and bridesmaids / Cameo art of bride and groom: gift from Maid of Honor / Brooch bouquet: DIY family and friends / Band: Tony Lake Trio / DJ: Roots Rawka / Photobooth: Entourage Photobooth / Minister: Anita Gordon

Urban Wedding at the Corson Building

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“Vera Wang meets chicken coop!” How could one resist? Audra and Chris chose the Corson Building in Seattle for their wedding and designed their invitations and concept around the chicken coop that the venue has. And unique venues call for equally distinct gowns…so a Vera Wang number was in order. The wedding was dubbed “Big Dress / Small Wedding” due to the huge peach Vera Wang dress she wore (lovingly referred to as “the Wang”). Shot by Jenny Jimenez, this wedding is filled to the brim with handmade touches. Check out the photo gallery for the deets!

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blush pink Vera Wang wedding dress Corson Building

Sweet wedding at one of the most beautiful venues in Seattle, the Corson Building. Audra and Chris crafted most of their decor by hand. Audra painted the invitations to match the Corson Building & their chickens that live on site.

We had seedbombs as favors, customized for every region of the country their guests came from, and a taco bar at the end of the night.

I worked from the thing we were sure about– the venue– and so I was thinking about intimate urban gardens. We wanted it to feel personal and fun.

We had a very loose chicken theme, because the Corson Building has a chicken coop (and I like them.) Vera Wang meets chicken coop! Our colors were peachy-grapefruity and minty/aqua.
blush pink Vera Wang wedding dress Corson Building Seattle Venue
blush pink Vera Wang wedding dress Corson Building
blush pink Vera Wang wedding dress Corson Building
blush pink Vera Wang wedding dress Corson Building
blush pink Vera Wang wedding dress Corson Building
blush pink Vera Wang wedding dress Corson Building

We had many DIY projects: save-the-date card and wedding invitations, dyed coffee filter garlands, watercolored heart garlands, ombre-dyed napkins, welcome bag stamps, seedbomb wedding favors, and our cake garlands and cake topper.

Audra’s advice for brides: Definitely be inspired by all the wonderful ideas in blogs and magazines, but keep it an honest reflection of who you and your groom really are and what you love. Not because it’s “your day,” but because it will make it meaningful for everyone.

Jenny Jimenez, this wedding is filled to the brim with handmade touches. Check out the View all images from the gallery

Wedding Songs:

Processional: “As Long as the Grass Shall Grow”- Johnny Cash and June Carter

Recessional: “The Best is Yet to Come”- Frank Sinatra

First Dance: “In My Life”- Johnny Cash

Wedding Vendors and Venue (Seattle, WA):

Venue: The Corson Building / Wedding Planner: Michelle Engvall of Married with Michelle / Lead Photographer: Jenny Jimenez / Second Photographer: Sergio Mottola / Getting Ready Location: The Arctic Club / Florist: Marigold & Mint / Veil: Twigs and Honey / Jewelry: Catbird / Stationary: Chris and Audra using Girlie Press / Transportation: Starline Shuttle / DJ: Bryan with Emerald City Productions / Cake: Créme de la Créme / Greek cookies: Chris’ mom and sister Tuni / Seedbomb Favors, Vintage Handkerchiefs: Audra and Chris / Dress: Vera Wang / Groom’s Suit: Paul Smith

Dreamy Grand Rapids Wedding

Garden Weddings, Real Weddings

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This gorgeous wedding stays very close to my heart being that I got married in Michigan. When I spotted Liz and Chris’ wedding on the Harrison Studio‘s blog, I jumped at the chance of sharing it with you. Liz’s cotton candy Vera Wang wedding dress is just beautiful for words. Thanks to Laura and Ben Harrison of Harrison Studio for the gorgeous photos and Aletha of Pearls Events who helped design and plan such dreamy wedding.

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My original vision fell through. We were two students at Michigan State University, planning our wedding in between classes and 3 am burnouts. What resulted was our simple-DIY-ceremony, and chic nighttime celebration where everyone could change and kick back. My fiancé and I have a love for books, so we used love stories in lots of different areas. Pages from Shakespeare’s sonnets and plays were shaped into cones used to hold the tossing rice and handed out to our guests. I also photocopied lines from one of our favorite love poems onto the same cardstock used for our invites, and placed it on our programs. We decided to use kraft paper for our programs since I love the natural color.

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I adore rubber stamps, so I couldn’t wait to make our place cards. After I dyed them in coffee, my aunt hand wrote everyone’s names beneath the vintage-looking stamp I found. Then I tied different scraps of ribbon around each hang tag with my maid of honour, so every place card was slightly different.

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For wedding favors we decided to make a personalized CD with songs that we both love and songs that really expressed our love. We made a playlist of 19 songs and put them in kraft paper cd cases with our thumbprints stamped in the shape of a heart. We also used a stamp of our names from Etsy seller Note Trunk. On the CD we used our heart thumbprints to personalize it even more.

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Chris and I chose “Easier to Be” by Lifehouse for our first dance together. Not only are we old lovers for the band, but the words narrated our feelings for one another.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Don’t let anyone in on your vision until it’s finalized. And when I’d really get hung up on not being able to carry out my ideal vision, I’d remember: I’m getting married. Not wedding-ed. Remember what it’s about.

Wedding Vendors (Holland and Grand Rapids, MI):

Ceremony location: Ventura Pines Cottage / Reception location: Eve / Wedding Planning & Coordination: Pearls Events / Florist: Stems Event Design / Photographer: Harrison Studio / Wedding dress: Vera Wang / Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka / Cake: Cascade Confections

A Castle Classy Wedding

Real Weddings

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Claire Barrett sent me another gorgeous wedding to share with you (remember this amazing 1930s wedding I posted a few weeks ago?). I could never tell this wedding took place here and not in Europe based on the beautiful location and on their wedding day transportation!

First, the magazine worthy shot…I have to say I was tired of the veil-over-the-couple shot, but this one is a breath of fresh air. I’m also loving the back of her dress. Of course it had to be a Vera Wang.

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Their wedding had an Art Nouveau feel to it. Love the understated decor the timeless romantic feel.

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They got married at Saint Clements Castle in Connecticut.

The vintage car comes with the venue. You may not need to actually ride the car if you are having ceremony and reception at the same venue, but it sure makes a great photo op:

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