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Vintage Romantic Wedding at the Metropolitan Building

Elegant Weddings

Photos by:

Lev Kuperman

Lovers of vintage glam romance, this one’s for you. Lev Kuperman captured Foster and Marc’s incredible wedding day at Long Island City’s Metropolitan Building, a long-time favorite venue for those who appreciate a bit of Old World charm. Throw in some retro inspired paper goods, a show-stopping Jenny Packham gown, and one heck of a dance party and you’ve got this memorable celebration!

vintage romance wedding at the Metropolitan Building - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

From the bride, Foster: Our style was vintage and romantic. We wanted the night to feel enchanted and magical yet warm and comfortable. We steered away from the “rustic” elements such as mason jars because they tend to err on the side of “cute.” We sourced and collected all of the brass candle stick holders and medicine/apothecary flower vases to include table centerpieces and design elements throughout the space. My sister, who is an amazing graphic designer, designed the dinner menus and some of the signage (signature cocktail and welcome sign).

wedding venue - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

Jenny Packham wedding gown - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

gold wedding shoes - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

vintage inspired invitations - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

wedding dress detail - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

purple and white bouquet - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

Flower recipe: There was a main focus on wild flowers; Specialty Dahlias, Hydrangeas, Garden Roses, Lavender, Proteas, Calla Lillys, Cymbidium Orchids, Succulents, Yarrow, Lisianthus, Zinnias, Snapdragons, Scabiosa, burgundy Scabiosa Gomphrema, Queen Anne’s Lace, Clematis, Veronica, Delphinium, Chrysanthemums, Antique Carnations, Cosmos, Fiddlehead ferns, Waxflower, Poppies, Early mysterious Ranunculas & Anemones.

jewel toned bridesmaid dresses - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

bridal makeup - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

jewel toned bridesmaid dresses - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

bridal portrait - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

wedding ceremony - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

bride during ceremony - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

groom during ceremony - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

wedding ceremony - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

ceremony recessional - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Try not to let the little details become bigger than they are. Sometimes we found ourselves focusing too much on the minute details (and to be honest, no one even notices the little things). You can let these things go without sacrificing your overall vision. On the day, the outcome of some elements may not be exactly what you expected but it will all be beautiful and magical. Basically, don’t sweat the small stuff.

escort cards - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

Ruffled - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

protea centerpiece - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

Ruffled - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

vintage inspired table setting - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

Ruffled - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

sweetheart table - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

Ruffled - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

wedding cake with figs - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

dessert table - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

hora - photo by Lev Kuperman https://ruffledblog.com/vintage-romantic-wedding-at-the-metropolitan-building

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Into the Gold Rush,” Neil Young & “Something,” The Beatles
Recessional: “You Are the Best Thing,” Ray Lamontagne
First Dance: “Crazy Love,” Van Morrison

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Lev Kuperman

Wedding Planning

Castiglione Events

Floral Design

Xylem & Phloem

Venue

Metropolitan Building

Wedding Dress

Jenny Packham

Wedding Shoes

BHLDN

Head Chain

Urban Eco Beauty

Hand Chain

Vale Jewelry

Hair and Makeup

Artistry by Erin Rachel

Groom's Attire

J.Crew

Catering

The Fruited Plain

Wedding Cake

Blue Stove Bakery

Wedding Music

Joel Young Band via Hank Lane Music

Vintage Rugs

Patina Rentals

Menus and Signage

Devyn Bell

Wedding Invitations

Fourteen-Forty

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Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

We are a specialty bridal boutique in Glendale, Arizona, where we strive to provide our brides with a genuine and unique, one-on-one experience.

In a relaxed and intimate setting, you will be surrounded by a full collection of high quality wedding dresses and a knowledgable staff of stylists to help bring your bridal fashion dreams to a reality.

From modern styles to timeless classics, our gowns are handpicked with our brides’ desires at the heart of it all. We understand shopping for a wedding dress is such a memorable occasion and we will make sure our brides not only enjoy themselves, but also walk away with the perfect dress and memories to last a life-time.

Located at 19420 N. 59th Ave. C-121, Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: 623.825.4496

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Glam Chicago Wedding with Art Deco Details

Vintage Weddings

Gold and black with plenty of greenery is always such a sophisticated color palette, and it matches perfectly with an Art Deco wedding theme. Martha and Ricardo exchanged their vows in the heart of Chicago, with Victoria Sprung Photography, Sweetchic Events, and Asrai Garden by their sides. The wedding day was full of darling details, from the bride’s gold sequin reception dress to the Day of the Dead figurines.

Glam Chicago wedding with Art Deco details - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

From the bride, Martha: Ricardo and I, along with our sons, Leo and Max were already a family but we wanted a beautiful celebration and reflection of our love to share our joy with everyone that is special to us. It could not have turned out better. The ceremony was beautiful and the entire night was so amazing that we were pinching ourselves at the end of the night. We told everyone the wedding was a joyous blur because that’s exactly how it felt to us, just one night of pure, unadulterated joy. We danced all night and loved it all. We just wish we could do it again… and again.

Art Deco wedding invitations - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

silver wedding shoes - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

glam wedding shoes - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

Flower recipe: Black eyed anemones, garden roses, peony roses, ruscus, veronicas, vendela roses.

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

Art Deco wedding details - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

wedding ceremony - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

wedding ceremony - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

wedding ceremony - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

Glam Chicago wedding with Art Deco details - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

We were trying to include glamorous and vintage elements by husband and I both love while also incorporating important cultural traditions. I didn’t set out to have a color scheme but I kept gravitating to gold and black, after a while I stopped fighting it. I just wanted something that felt pulled together and beautiful. I can’t say I DIY’d a whole lot, I was more of a creative director. I did make the bridesmaid’s bouquets myself with flowers from Fiftyflowers, I’m very proud of those. I was sporting a blister on my hand that day to prove it. My mother made by veil by hand, French Chantilly lace on silk tulle, it took her hours and is totally precious to me so I guess that’s the most important DIY.

Glam Chicago wedding with Art Deco details - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

sequin backdrops - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

glam tablescapes - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

glam wedding details - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

fruit centerpiece ideas - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

Art Deco table number - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Trust your gut about vendors and be honest about your budget. If someone is not as responsive as you would like or doesn’t understand your vision, feel free to walk away. Most importantly, get a planner, especially if you have a lot of details you want to see come together in the end but don’t want to be the one making sure it’s done right. My planner was Courtney Brust from Sweetchic and she was liberating. We felt like guests at our wedding and that was invaluable. The day went by so fast and I loved it every minute. In hindsight I know we would have been upset to have precious time taken up by making sure details were taken care of properly, and we had a lot of them.

Glam Chicago wedding with Art Deco details - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

string light receptions - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

gold black paper goods - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

gold wedding details - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

glam wedding receptions - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

wedding cake with eucalyptus - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

Dom Perignon weddings - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

Glam Chicago wedding with Art Deco details - photo by Victoria Sprung Photography https://ruffledblog.com/glam-chicago-wedding-with-art-deco-details

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: Clair de Lune, Debussy
First Dance: “Across the Universe,” The Beatles
Cake Cutting: “By My Baby,” The Ronettes
Father/Daughter Dance: “Mi Niña Bonita”

Wedding Location: Chicago, IL / Photographer: Victoria Sprung Photography / Event Design: Sweetchic Events / Bride’s Bouquet, Altar Arrangement, Boutonnieres: Asrai Garden / Bridesmaid’s Bouquets: Bride / Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel / Reception Venue: Kitchen Chicago / Wedding Dress: Tara Keeley “2306” / Reception Dress: Badgley Mischka / Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Wedding Veil: Bride’s mother / Bridal Sash: Sara Morgan Bridal / Crystal Comb: Percy Handmade / Jewelry: Ben-Amun / Hair: Ramsay Marston / Makeup: Briette Madrid / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Badgley Mischka via Rent the Runway / Groom’s Attire: Indochino / Caterer: Hue-gah / Wedding Cake: Sweet Mandy B’s / DJ: Toast & Jam / Lighting: Elevated Event Design / Flatware and Linens: Ultrapom Rentals / Sequin Table Runners: Sparkle Pony / Napkins, Wine Tags: Foryourparty.com / Couple Figurine: LaCasaRoja / Photobooth: Magbooth / Gold Foil Invitations: Devco Foil / Paper Goods: Merrymint Designs / Transportation: Windy City Limo / Videographer: Sean Loftus

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White Runway

White Runway was created to offer brides and bridesmaids stylish dresses that will be loved, cherished, worn again and that your best friends will thank you for. After all, what goes around comes around and it’s good to know that you’ll be safe when it comes to their big day.

All the dresses that you see on White Runway have been carefully selected to provide a flattering fit and timeless style. We offer a wide variety of dresses available in numerous colours and sizes and different budgets to match. If there’s anything you want that you can’t find, please do contact us and we’ll do our best to assist you.

Finally, there’s a reason to always be the bridesmaid!

Visit our Pop Up Showroom in New York or shop online at www.whiterunway.com. We ship worldwide!

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Bohemian Luxe Winter Wedding

Wedding Design

A winter wedding inspiration shoot that’s equal parts glam, bohemian, and romantic is one that I simply can’t come across enough. Amy Nicole Photography, Kelly Dellinger Events, and Anne Whitson came together for this brilliant photo shoot with warm purple-pinks, gold, and plenty of bridal style.

vintage inspired bridal look photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

From the photographer, Amy Nicole Photography: I recently did this inspiration shoot with an amazing team of vendors in the area and they helped my vision come together perfectly! We wanted to create a winter inspiration shoot, but with a bohemian twist. Laura at Southern Events had the brilliant idea of braided table runners, which we thought was a beautiful touch.

calligraphy wedding invitations photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

romantic receptions photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

hanging wedding dress photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

romantic receptions photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

candle centerpieces photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

wedding jewelry photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

elegant tablescapes photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

We envisioned a luxurious approach to winter 2013/2014, set in a French mansion-style atmosphere. Design was largely interior-inspired, featuring some stunning pieces of ornate furniture and a long tablescape with mixed metal candlesticks of varying heights. When we found Riverwood Mansion, it was just perfect for the shoot. We had envisioned a room with a baroque-style gold mirror, and when we first visited Riverwood, the mirror above the fireplace couldn’t have been more perfect. We also planned for understated floral design with full, open blooms in jewel-tone hues that provided a beautiful contrast against a champagne satin linen and braided table runners. We decided to go for a simply elegant place setting with mix-matched silverware and metal goblets to throw in an eclectic feel amongst the luxurious table setting. The bar vignette featured Gatsby-esque drinkware and a “naked” cake topped with pomegranate seeds.

beaded hair accessories photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

glam wedding details photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

purple place cards photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

bridal tiaras photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

bridal portrait photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

braided bridal hair photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

candlestick centerpieces photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

purple place cards photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

bohemian brides photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

Our bride donned a beautiful Sarah Seven gown along with a delicate veil. She traded in the veil after the ceremony for a dainty gilded Twigs & Honey headpiece — the perfect mix of bohemian and luxury. The bridesmaid also wore Sarah Seven and brought a little more glitz to the table.

sophisticated cake table photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

jeweled hair accessories photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

braided chair backs photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

elegant weddings photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

elegant tablescapes photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

braided wedding hair photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

elegant tablescapes photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

pomegranate wedding cakes photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

calligraphy stationery photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

indoor glam wedding photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

candlestick wedding centerpieces photo by Amy Nicole Photography http://www.ruffledblog.com/bohemian-luxe-winter-wedding/

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Nashville, TN / Photographer: Amy Nicole Photography / Event Planning and Styling: Kelly Dellinger Events / Floral Design: Anne Whitson / Venue: Riverwood Mansion / Dresses and Hairpieces: The Dress Theory (Sarah Seven + Claire Pettibone gowns, Twigs + Honey hairpiece) / Hair and Makeup: Brenna Mader / Linen, Flatware and Chair Rentals: Southern Events Party Rental / Vintage Rentals and Tableware: Feather Me This / Calligraphy and Paper Goods: Esque Script / Models: Lisa Wolfe and Jamie White

Roaring Romance Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Old Hollywood will never lose its allure to us. When we see shoots like this one from Julie Wilhite Photography and Stratford Events, it makes it just a bit easier to see why Hollywood romance will never go out of style. Lux + love, what else can a girl ask for?

hollywood vintage bridesmaids

From the photographer, Julie Wilhite: It all started with the location, MAX’s Underground. The venue has a chic warehouse feel full of exposed brick- very speakeasy. The ladies from Austin Bella Bridesmaid and I spent an entire afternoon choosing gowns and brainstorming color palettes. Jewel tones of sapphire, ruby, and emerald were chosen for their richness and accented with gold and mercury glass for a timeless touch. Local Austin designer, Jessica Ciarla, provided a stunning bridal gown dripping with effortless romance. Paired with jewelry and a head piece, it’s a look that brides everywhere will be swooning over. The flawless makeup and hairstyles reflected the roaring twenties perfectly, while the groom looked absolutely regal in his attire.

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All of the vendors that participated in the décor of the photo shoot brought a unique element to the overall design. The flowers were a mixture of natural textures and bold, bright blooms that look lovely adorning one of a kind antique pieces. The detailed invitation suite set the tone complete with table signs and escort cards to match. The specialty linens and exquisite settings brought color and style to the dinner table. Last but not least, the glamorous photo backdrop crafted of black feathers and emerald sequins was perfect for an exquisite night of lasting memories.

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View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Julie Wilhite Photography / Event Planner: Stratford Events / Floral Designer: Sweet Magnolia Floral Studio / Reception Venue: Max’s Wine Dive / Invitation Designer: The Pink Tulip / Cinema and Video: Nil Buan Videography / Equipment Rentals: Whim Event Rentals, Furbish Vintage Rentals / Hair: Sarah Johnson / Makeup: Mandy Hernandez / Jewelry: Kendra Scott / Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Royal Tuxedo / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid / Veils and Headpieces: Hems & Bustles / Bakery: Sweet Treets Bakery / DIY and Handmade Goods Designer: Confetti Committee

Nostalgic Los Angeles Wedding

Vintage Weddings

This little wedding sent over by Sarah of Hazelwood Photo makes our hearts sing with vintage joy — seriously, does it get any more stunning than this incredible bride? The bride and groom both collect vinyl records, so they not only used a DJ who spun vinyl but also used old records for their seating charts! There’s so much packed into these stunning California nuptials and some great advice from bride Victoria, so hop to it!

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From the bride, Victoria: We never really came up with a solid theme to follow. Kieron just kept on saying “Don’t think about themes, think about aesthetics!” We basically tried to incorporate some of our favorite things so pretty much every detail in the wedding directly reflects something about us. The color scheme is just colors we like (ivory, gold, emeralds and metallics); the vintage dress (the first and only dress I tried on — it immediately felt right) because I love vintage clothes and most of my wardrobe is vintage; the venue is the house where I grew up and my favorite place in the world; we incorporated vinyl records because we both collect records; we used succulents because I love them and I make cactus dishes for a hobby (I made all the mini-terrarium favors with my awesome bridesmaid Aubrey); the mariachi band to pay homage to my Mexican heritage and a classic photochemical photobooth because we’ve always taken photobooth pictures since we first started dating (see our save-the-dates made with photobooth strips over the years). I could go on but I guess I’m just saying that instead of going for some kind of theme, we just allowed the stuff that we love to become the direct inspiration for how we wanted our wedding to feel. Overall, I think one of the most important details for me was to have family be a big part. That’s why we had displayed the photos of weddings in our families throughout the generations and we felt so blessed to be able to have Kieron’s grandfather officiate the ceremony (he’s been married for 65 years so that really is an inspiration).


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Most memorable moment of the day? I would say it was when I was approaching Kieron for our first look. Of course Kieron had his back turned to me as I was walking towards him but I could tell that he was just as nervous and breathless as I was. It felt like everything that we had worked so hard on — all the planning, shopping, crafting and stressing — had lead up to this very moment. The shoot was next door so it was just Kieron and me (plus our wonderful photographer) and for the first time ever, that’s when I really FELT like his bride. Kieron turned around to see me and the expression was priceless. It was like nothing else in the world mattered and finally, we could just soak it up and enjoy each other.


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Any advice you want to share with future brides-to-be? Be as involved as you possibly can in the planning process of your wedding. A few people told me how proud we should be of our wedding and that it had a really personal touch. We really do feel proud of our wedding day because we put so much of ourselves into it. Every detail deserves your special attention and every decision should be a thoughtful one. When in doubt, trust your instincts and follow your heart. Though it may be tough to see the forest for the trees in the planning stages, when it all comes together on your special day it will be well worth it!


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newlyweds in photobooth

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newlyweds first dance

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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Cosmic Dancer,” T. Rex
Bridal Processional: “Waterloo Sunset,” The Kinks
Ceremony Music: “Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder),” The Beach Boys
Newlywed Entrance: “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do),” Chris Clark
First Dance: “Knock Me a Kiss,” Louis Jordan

Wedding Location: Los Angeles, CA / Wedding Photographer: Hazelwood Photo / Event Planner: Party and Be Married / Wedding Flowers: Thistle & Twig / Vintage wedding gown: The Paper Bag Princess / Reception gown: made custom by Revamp / Engagement Ring: family heirloom / Hair & Makeup: Makeup Mafia / Wedding Cake: Fantasy Frostings

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Whim Hospitality

Since our launch in 2012, Whim Hospitality has set about distinguishing ourselves by offering unique products in a unique way. While we may offer traditional services – catering, event and tent rentals, florals and venue management – we are innovative by offering all of them. Whim has brought to the special events industry the uncommon experience of being able to work with a connected family of premier vendors.

We bring people together!

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Modern Ames Hotel Wedding

Bohemian Weddings

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!


modern ames hotel wedding from rebecca hansen

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
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

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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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Old Hollywood Glamour Wedding

Vintage Weddings

This vintage glam wedding captured by Jennifer Sosa for Daniel Krieger is a phenomenal practice in Old Hollywood chic. Nearly all the decor was sourced by the bride, who co-owns the antique shop Beekman Lane in New Jersey. Bride Lori and her new husband Hans incorporated aspects of the 1920s for a warmly unforgettable wedding day.


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From the bride, Lori: Hans and I both met while working in the antiques industry in Manhattan. We wanted to combine our love for antiques and bygone eras and our love for each other. We knew we wanted to incorporate actual antiques in our day, and a venue that was authentic and warm. We decided upon the 1920s because the decade had an over-the-top elegance and romance.


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1920s wedding Hollywood Glam

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1920s wedding Hollywood Glam

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The moment you walk into the theatre you are transported to another time. The theatre has such rich golds and maroons, that we wanted to keep the colors of the flowers and tables in a creamy off-white mixed with golds and metallics. We wanted the silverware to be gold, and we chose an amber waterglass to warm the table. All the antique brass/silver and copper vessels for the centerpieces were sourced by me and my business partner at my interior decoration studio and antiques shop, Beekman Lane.


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1920s wedding Hollywood Glam

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1920s wedding Hollywood Glam

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? My advice would be to make sure you take your time to chose the right vendors for you and your style. I took a long time to find the right caterer because good food was important to us, as well as presentation. Jonathan at David Ellis understood our vision and used his talent to execute a flawless menu and presentation- we are still still receiving compliments constantly on the food and the talent of our band, Carte Blanche. We had gone through many vendors who tried to persuade us to do what they wanted rather than listening to what we were looking for. All of the vendors we chose in the end were great about listening to what we wanted and our vision and used their talent and knowledge to execute what we were looking for, which resulted in the wedding of our dreams.


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1920s wedding Hollywood Glam

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Morning Has Broken,” Cat Stevens
Recessional: “Whiter Shade of Pale,” Procol Harum
First Dance: “You Belong to Me,” Patsy Cline
Father/Daughter: “What a Wonderful World”
Mother/son: “La Vie En Rose,” Edith Piaf
Cake Cutting: “Fly Me to the Moon”

Wedding Vendors (Jersey City, NJ):

Ceremony Venue: St. Joseph’s Parish / Reception Venue: Loew’s Theatre / Wedding Photographer: Jennifer Sosa for Daniel Krieger / Wedding Design and Decor: Beekman Lane / Wedding Flowers: Antheia Floral Design / Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet, “Fern” / Wedding Veil: Melissa Sweet / Wedding Shoes: Seychelles “I Do” / Bride’s Hair: Michelle of Savvy Studio / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Pisarro Nights from Nordstrom / Groom’s Suit: Coleman’s Tuxedos / Wedding Musicians: Carte Blanche / Wedding Caterer: David Ellis Events / Wedding Cake: Jennifer of The Hudson Cakery / Wedding Invitations: Andrea of Laughing Owl Press / Cake topper: JolieEnRose on Etsy

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Engaging Affairs

Engaging Affairs is the D.C. area’s premier wedding planning company, creating the city’s most gracious and glamorous weddings since 1996. We’ve been ranked #1 in Washingtonian magazine ten times and have won multiple awards for our gorgeous weddings. We’ve designed weddings for movie stars, politicians and professional athletes. But what sets us apart (aside from our massive experience) is our passion for all things wedding.

Whether it’s a multi-day South Asian bash, an intimate same-sex ceremony, or a swanky museum affair, we thrive on being a part of a day devoted solely to celebrating love. Beyond getting our love fix, we are all about making our couples’ engagements the best time of their lives. Our clients are busy professionals who look to us to save them time and reduce stress so they can truly enjoy the planning process and the wedding day. We are all about streamlining and simplifying the often-overwhelming process. Most of all, we understand the years of dreaming that are entrusted to us to create one day of unforgettable moments!

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1930s Art Deco Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Get ready, because this wedding from Love Me Do Photography is some serious Art Deco glam awesomeness. This is a great example of how you can take a classic color scheme – crisp black and white – and use it in a modern way. Brittany and Pat added a tiny touch of sparkly throughout their wedding day, and the mix of glam and rock ‘n roll is a picture perfect recipe. We’re going gaga for Brittany’s Lazaro gown!

1930s art deco wedding from love me do photography

From the bride: We chose 24 Fifth because of its Art Deco feel and sunken dance floor. This space used to be the ballroom for the old 5th Avenue Hotel which was built in the 1920s. The building is now apartments but they’ve kept the ballroom. I really wanted our guests to feel like they were in an old supper club which technically, they were! We then chose the church because of it’s location and history as well. It’s the oldest Catholic church edifice in Manhattan.

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1930s art deco wedding from love me do photography

I made my bridesmaids’ feather hair clips and necklaces with vintage dress clips I bought on Etsy. I really loved getting all the photos of our grandparents together and hunting down these antique frames to put them in. None of them are with us anymore so it was a way of having them there. In the same respect, my bouquet was filled with old pins from my mother’s side. I had hat pins from my grandmother as well as my grandfather’s TWA pins. He was an airline mechanic for them for 30 years.

1930s art deco wedding from love me do photography

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1930s art deco wedding from love me do photography

Everyone knows the actually GETTING MARRIED part is pretty incredible but I have some runner-ups. Walking into the venue and seeing what I had been working so hard on for the past year come to fruition was overwhelming. I cried very happy tears. Also, one of the best parts of a wedding is having all your favorite people in one room. We had friends and family from all over the world (including Australia!) fly in for us. It wouldn’t have been the same without each and every one of them there.

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1930s art deco wedding from love me do photography

Anything else you’d like to add? I can’t say enough good things about Etsy. I had only recently started buying from there before planning the wedding and it was mostly just for vintage clothing. It then became a part of my wedding planning obsession. Everything from the invitations, to bridesmaid presents to my after party dress was bought through Etsy! I may or may not have made over 40 purchases through them. The customer service you get through the sellers is better than you’d get through any brick and mortar retailer.

1930s art deco wedding from love me do photography

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Wedding Vendors (New York City):

Ceremony venue: St. Joseph’s of Greenwich Village / Reception venue: 24 Fifth / Wedding Photographer: Love Me Do / Wedding dress: Lazaro / Groom’s suit: J. Crew / Hair: Alissandra Hipona of High Horse Salon / Makeup: Jackie Schneider / Wedding flowers: Pristine Events / Birdcage veil: AgnesHart / Wedding shoes: Milk and Honey / Bride’s clutch: vintage / Invitations: Hello Love Boutique / Labels: IvyPink / Escort cards: SpectacularStuff / Cards, banner: FlapperGirl / DJ: Hi Society Productions

We love when we catch our vendor guide members gracing vendor lists in our features! Hi Society Productions DJ and Love Me Do have our Blue Label vendor guide stamp of approval.

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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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Elegant Alder Manor Wedding

Vintage Weddings

A bride who wants a “Great Gatsby meets Great Expectations” vibe to her wedding? Say no more. Photographer Brookelyn traveled up to Yonkers to spend the day in one of our all-time favorite venues, Alder Manor, and photograph Carolyn and Tom’s amazing day.

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From the bride, Carolyn: We wanted a style and feel that was fitting for the venue. The Alder Manor is grand and ornate but after so many years, it’s also perfectly imperfect, with crumbling statues, creeping ivy, and peeling wallpaper. So we went with a vintage-inspired, romantic feel that recalled the glamor of the Manor’s heyday without being too polished. We tried to capture a “Great Gatsby meets Great Expectations” feel.

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vintage alder manor wedding by brookelyn

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vintage alder manor wedding by brookelyn

vintage alder manor wedding by brookelyn

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? With all the endless inspiration out there on blogs, shows, mags, etc., it’s easy to get overwhelmed and second guess everything you choose. If that happens, just go with your gut. Ask yourself what was the first centerpiece/veil/bridesmaid dress, etc. that you truly fell in love with, and stick with it. You won’t regret it!

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Songs:
Processional: “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Elvis Presley
Bride’s Entrance: “First Day of My Life,” Bright Eyes
Recessional: “Oh, It Is Love,” Hellogoodbye
First dance: “You Send Me,” Sam Cooke
Father/bride dance: “Unforgettable,” Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole
Mother/groom dance: “Greatest Love of All,” Whitney Houston

Wedding Vendors (Yonkers, NY):

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Alder Manor / Wedding Photographer: Brookelyn Photography / Wedding Dress: Christos “Gracia” / Hair and Makeup: Joanne and Valerie, Salon V, Mamaroneck, NY / Wedding Shoes: Macy’s / Bride’s Jewelry: Bobbles and Lace / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Watters / Groom’s Tuxedo: J. Crew / DJ: DJ Ceremony / Wedding Caterers and Desserts: Chefs at Work / Wedding Invitations: Sal Trovato

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Alexis June Weddings

Hello beautiful! We’re Brandi + Ryan, the husband-wife photographers behind Alexis June Weddings. So who is Alexis June? They are the two loves of our life, our daughters, Kierstyn {whose middle name is Alexis} and Kaija {who was born in June}. Two years ago we sold everything we own to pursue our dreams and move across the country to NYC. We’ve been married for nine years and still crazy in love. Ryan speaks Norwegian. Brandi loves everything about Norway. Ryan has his MBA from Notre Dame, but loves to cook. Brandi was a journalist in the United States Air Force and eats everything Ryan cooks. Together with our girls we live in Atlanta, Georgia and cherish every day together.

Being wedding photographers is an honor and a privilege, to be a part of one of the most important moments in a someone’s life is deeply personal. Capturing a couple’s love story together makes what we do even more special. We have laughed, we have cried and we have experienced those joyous moments when its more about two individuals joining as one and less about the details. It’s about the marriage. It’s about the future. Love is a gorgeous thing and we are truly passionate about what we do. We believe everyone has a story and it should be told.

This is our story, what is yours?

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Chic Western Australian Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Happy Friday! This weekend is Bridal Market here in NYC, and we’ll be covering runway shows from our favorite designers. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks. Speaking of gorgeous gowns and chic affairs, this wedding shot by Natasja Kremers comes all the way from Australia and left us gaga over these gorgeous photos.

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Wedding Vendors and Venue (Perth, Australia):

Ceremony: Christ Church in Claremont, Perth / Reception Venue: private residence in Peppermint Grove / Wedding Photographer: Natasja Kremers / Hair: Lee Taylor-Rennie / Wedding Dress: Pallas Couture / Flowers: Natural Art by Rebecca Grace / Chairs for the reception by Bride and Groom Store and Villa Kula / Makeup: Yvette Gray / wedding Stationery: Mitchell & Dent / Hanging lanterns, candles and other lighting: supplied and set up by Rebecca Grace of Natural Art and Tony Salom from OMG Events

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MG Hair and Makeup

MG Hair and Makeup is the nation’s award-winning, premier on-site hair and makeup service. Whether for a large bridal party or just the bride, we travel to you wherever you are getting ready for your big day. We also offer in-home blowouts, hairstyling and makeup for engagement photo shoots, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and other special occasions when you want to look your best.

We were inducted in The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame and chosen as the Editor’s Pick for The Knot Best of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 for New York, New Jersey, Hudson Valley, Minnesota, Chicago, DC/Maryland/Virginia, and Long Island. Their work has been featured on CNBC, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Loverly, Brides Magazine, Inside Weddings, New York Magazine, Ceci New York, Carats & Cake, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Every Last Detail, Black Sheep Bride, Aisle Society, Equally Wed, 2Brides2Be, One Fine Day, World Bride Magazine, Bridal Pulse, Bridal Guide Magazine, Real Simple, Dose, Pure Wow, Gilt Group, Bloom.com, The Knot LIVE, The Knot’s national and regional magazines, The WeddingChannel, WeddingWire, WEtv’s Get Married, Girl Meets Gown and David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding, TLC’s Randy to the Rescue and Curvy Brides, the national tour of Unveiled Wedding Event, The Knot’s Dream Wedding and the runways of NY Bridal Fashion Week.

MG Hair and Makeup also sponsors beauty nights for Covenant House’s homeless teen mothers program, participates in Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine special needs prom, and gives to various local charities.

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Rustic Glam Sundance Resort Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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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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

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MAS TORROELLA LUXURY VILLA & SPA

Mas Torroella is a stunning 14th century masia set in the beautiful Costa Brava region of Spain.

Our Mas provides a wonderfully private and romantic setting to host bespoke weddings of up to 200 guests. Use the various immaculately maintained gardens and our E-Vents space to design a fantastic flow for your Big Day.

Not only is Mas Torroella an idyllic and flexible venue, but it also offers luxury accommodation to sleep up to 28 people where the minute details and finishing touches are second to none.

Add to that a most professional, caring and discreet service provided by our dedicated team and you have the perfect mix for the most memorable day of your lives!

We look forward to welcoming you!

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City Chic Washington D.C Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Today we’re all about Washington DC, as you can see! This totally glam, chic DC wedding has me drooling over their black and white affair at the drop dead gorgeous DAR Building. It’s the perfect setting for a ballroom wedding with lots of amazing architectural details both indoors and out. Much to our surprise, this wedding was completely DIY! The champagne satin taffeta pomanders were handmade by Michelle’s mother & her crafty friends, and her father (a retired industrial arts teacher) made the table numbers using wrought iron numbers she bought at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl flea market. See all images from this wedding in the gallery!


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chic ballroom Washington D.C wedding

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chic ballroom Washington D.C wedding

chic ballroom Washington D.C wedding

DAR Building. It’s the perfect setting for a ballroom wedding with lots of amazing architectural details both indoors and out. Much to our surprise, this wedding was completely DIY! The champagne satin taffeta pomanders were handmade by Michelle’s mother & her crafty friends, and her father (a retired industrial arts teacher) made the table numbers using wrought iron numbers she bought at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl flea market. View all images from this wedding in the gallery!

Wedding Vendors + Venue (Washington D.C):

Ceremony Venue: Churchill Hotel / Reception Venue: DAR Building / Photographer: Adam Barnes Photo / Ceremony musician: Belle Souer Styles / Caterer: Catering by Windows / Floral Designer: Da Vincis Florist / Dress Designer: Blue by Enzoani / DJ: Derek Romanoff / Makeup Artist: Kelley Woods / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Jewelry: J. Crew (purchased on eBay!) / Purse: vintage Whiting & Davis purchased at the Santa Monica Vintage Fashion Expo / Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Joseph A. Bank, Zara / Officiant: Jeremy Absher / Veils and headpieces: Zooey Catherine on Etsy, Feathers and Frills on Etsy

Adam Barnes Photo is a member of Blue Label.

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Anna Campbell

Inspired by vintage romance, yet influenced by the relaxed elegance of modern weddings, Anna Campbell creates breathtakingly beautiful dresses that enhance, rather than define, the natural beauty of our bohemian, romantic and free-spirited brides! Featuring decadent, sparkling hand-embellishments, intricately hand-beaded laces, soft pretty tulles and floating silk organza, every sparkling Anna Campbell gown is handmade with love in our local Melbourne studio, and shimmering hand-embellishments are similarly finished in-house.

From the beautiful collection of dresses that Anna designs each year, every silk gown is custom made and customizable for our brides, ensuring each wedding dress is specially tailored to our bride’s shape, style, wedding and dreams!

Find your dream Anna Campbell silk dress or shimmering accessory at the flagship Melbourne boutique, via our exclusive network of Australian and international retailers (across the US, UK, Europe, Canada and Brazil), or by working direct with our Online Stylist.

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Right Now on Recycle Your Wedding…

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Inspired by yesterday’s vintage glam wedding, we picked a few items from our classifieds section following the theme. We spy a few chandeliers for sale, tapered candles and lots of vintage glitzy items. There are also gorgeous gowns for sale, but can we talk about the dapper groom below for a quick sec? So so SO in love with his 50s glam look – even his stephanotis boutonniere is classic 1950s!

Vintage silverplated and crystal wedding decor, $500 for the lot; rustic chandelier with crystals, $50; Lace wedding dress, $700

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Josh & Rachel

We are husband and wife, best friends, and a photography team passionate about life, love, and Jesus Christ. Film photography will always have our hearts, and when we approach our sessions, our goal is to capture breathtaking, timeless, and creative images that you will love and cherish forever. Crafting a unique experience for each of our couples with honest and creative direction is key to capturing photographs that tell a story, pull you in, and never let go.

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Art Deco Texas Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Peacocks, Art Deco, and some serious glam action — need I say more? Captured by our very own Blue Label member Katherine O’Brien, this wedding rocks the vintage glam aesthetic to the core, and just look at that wedding cake! There are loads more photos to be seen, and this is one gallery you won’t want to miss.

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From the bride, Allison: I knew from the beginning that I wanted the wedding to be a different and glamorous event, and for the guests to have a great time. I am totally in love with the 1930’s and 40’s culture-movies, clothes, hair, the elegance of the Art Deco era. Since this was our very own big day, we wanted to try to recapture the feel of a fete of years past. Since the vintage trend seems very haute right now, I was able to get tons of inspiration from this and other wedding blogs which became my weekend and after work obsession.

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We chose Austin, Texas as our location as Matt has some family there, and since all my family would be coming from out-of-state I figured Austin would be a nice place to visit for everyone. At a pool party one day, a friend mentioned that we should check out this place that was part of the Austin Museum of Art called Laguna Gloria. It was built in the early 1900’s and overlooks Lake Austin-a very old world feel. We had our ceremony and reception out on the lawns surrounding the villa.

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Colors were inspired by simple elegance of black and white, with pops of peacock inspired colors-teal & copper. My mother and I did the programs as a DIY project. Since it was a Jewish wedding, and Matt’s side of the family is not Jewish, we used it to help describe some of the traditions and steps of the ceremony that were occuring. I also found a poem that my Father had written for me for my Bat Mitzvah over 16 years ago and put that on the last page for the program.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Have a clear vision of what type of feeling you want people to walk away with and keep that in mind during planning. Don’t try to do everything yourself — get help where you can. Try to have everything completely done the week before the wedding and delegate out day of activities so that you can relax and enjoy the time with your family and friends, and future husband. Take that time to reflect on this life changing experience that is happening, and revel in the love and good energy everyone is sending to you. The actual event will go by so quickly. Enjoy every minute of it!

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Blue Label member Katherine O’Brien, this wedding rocks the vintage glam aesthetic to the core, and just look at that wedding cake! There are loads more photos to be seen, and this is one View more images from this wedding

Wedding Songs:
Processional: The Barcarolle from the opera Tales of Hoffman by Offenbach
Recessional and first dance: “It Had to Be You”
Father/daughter and mother/son dance: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” combined with “What a Wonderful World”

Wedding vendors (Austin, TX):

Wedding venue: Laguna Gloria / Photographer: Katherine O’Brien / Event planner: Becky Brock of BZ Events / Wedding dress: Stephen Yearick / Bridesmaids’ dresses: chosen by bridesmaids / Wedding caterer: Primizie / Wedding flowers: Merveille / Wedding cake: Coco Paloma / Rentals: Premiere Party Rental / Officiant: Rabbi Monty Elisaov / Ceremony musician: Strings Attached / Reception music: Vintage 15 / Stationery: Anibella Ink & Paper / Lighting: FILO / Makeup: Nisa Nicole and Tricia Lee of BOB Salon / Videographer: Crescent Video / Transportation: R&R Transportation

Katherine O’Brien is a member of Blue Label.

Vintage Glam Parisian Wedding

Vintage Weddings

When this wedding from Paris wedding photographers Anthony and Audrey Brock landed in our inbox, we knew we had found the ultimate in luxe vintage glam. Lauren and Steven, an Australian couple, chose France for an intimate ceremony by the Seine and a reception in the Ritz Hotel of Paris. We love those individual champagne bottles for toasts! Don’t miss all photos of this vintage affair in the gallery.

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From the bride, Lauren: The overall theme was “One Night In Paris” and we were going for effortless, vintage glamour. We essentially wanted to create an intimate ceremony for the nuptials followed by the ultimate dinner party event for ourselves and our guests. Plus it was also my 30th birthday on our wedding day so we really wanted to celebrate across the board. We chose Paris as the backdrop because not only is it the perfect city to tie the knot but we wanted to take our family and friends on an international adventure they would never forget.

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The one thing you cant see in the photographs is that each venue was a surprise to our guests. They were given a telegram the night before the wedding with simple information like time and location to meet and the entire day was one big unfolding surprise for them which they loved.

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The inspiration was “Paris Glamour” and we asked guests to dress accordingly. It was very classic black and white event with a splash of red discreetly thrown in here and there to add contrast. The dinner event was all about creating a golden glow with the backdrop of the sun setting over Paris and stunning ambience lighting once night hit using soft candlelight.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Every wedding, big or small, is a huge project for every bride so don’t forget when you’re feeling overwhelmed, it’s a completely natural emotion. Even with me having a strong background in producing events and being used to taking intense amounts of pressure, I still felt a lot of stress in the lead-up because a wedding is so personal. My best advice is to breathe in and breathe out (then repeat over and over again, ha!) and tackle each task one step at a time. Also do not be afraid to ask your bridal party for help, advice and support. My ladies in waiting were an absolutely amazing support unit for me throughout the 12-month project. I could not have done it without them!

Paris wedding photographers Anthony and Audrey Brock landed in our inbox, we knew we had found the ultimate in luxe vintage glam. Lauren and Steven, an Australian couple, chose France for an intimate ceremony by the Seine and a reception in the Ritz Hotel of Paris. We love those individual champagne bottles for toasts! Don’t miss all photos of this vintage affair in View more images from this wedding

Wedding Songs:
Processional: Solo violinist playing a live simplified arrangement of “Pachelbel’s Canon In D”
First Dance: “Fly Me To The Moon” by Frank Sinatra

Wedding vendors (Paris, France):

Ceremony venue: Across from Le Louvre, River Seine, Paris / Reception venue: Private Salon, The Ritz Hotel, Paris / Wedding photographer: One and Only Paris Photography / Wedding Dress: Wendy Makin Couture (Australia) – “The Ashley” / Wedding shoes: Christian Dior / Wedding Veil: Brides of Melbourne, Australia / Fur stole: Melbourne Vintage Store / Groom’s suit: Calvin Klein / Groom’s shoes: Wayne Cooper Patent Shoes / Groomsmen’s suits: Rhodes and Beckett / Caterer: Head Chef, Ritz Paris. / Florist: Shivani, Paris [in the 8th] / Wedding Cake (or other dessert): Croquembouche with vanilla filling / Wedding invitations: made by bride

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Damien Milan Photography

Typical of photographer Damien Milan’s work, is a magnetic intensity of closeness. There’s something about the way he captures a moment, something intoxicatingly real and raw. From the texture of landscape and dress, to the intimacy of pre-wedding preparatory steps, Damien’s approach is one of telling a story through detail – the quiet drama of technique and of tone.

Australia based, Damien and his partner Anastasia have an international scope and are available for booking in and around Europe to which they are already traveling every summer (June – September). If planning an international or destination wedding, consider the practicality and cost-saving of a trusted photographer already in situ.

By filling out this online form, couples planning a destination wedding in Europe this summer will even have a chance to receive 20% off their photography package.

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Gourmet Inspiration Shoot

Wedding Design

This inspiration styled by Molly of Glitter + Rye is eye candy central. The pink Depression Glass dishes, gold and turquoise color palette are the perfect summer hues, especially when combined with unbelievable backdrops of the Alder Manor Estate. Photos courtesy of Lindsay Hite and Jacqueline Schlossman of Readyluck.

gourmet foodie wedding inspiration

gourmet foodie wedding inspiration

gourmet foodie wedding inspiration

gourmet foodie wedding inspiration

gourmet foodie wedding inspiration

gourmet foodie wedding inspiration

gourmet foodie wedding inspiration

gourmet foodie wedding inspiration

gourmet foodie wedding inspiration

gourmet foodie wedding inspiration

gourmet foodie wedding inspiration

gourmet foodie wedding inspiration

gourmet foodie wedding inspiration

gourmet foodie wedding inspiration

gourmet foodie wedding inspiration

gourmet foodie wedding inspiration

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Wedding vendors (New York City, NY):

Venue location: Alder Manor / Photography: Lindsay Hite and Jacqueline Schlossman of Readyluck / Styling: Molly Hartman of Glitter + Rye / Event Coordination: Naturally Delicious / Gowns: The White Gown / Hair and Make-up: Lo & Co / Menu Design: Lion in the Sun / Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals

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Richard Skins Photography

Hello, my name is Richard Skins and I’m a destination wedding photographer based in Dorset, UK. If I turn the clock back 10 years this is something I never thought I would be doing but I’m glad life has taken me in this direction as I believe it’s the best job in the world, well for me anyway. I feel extremely lucky to have a career which allows me to pursue my love of photography, and use it to capture one of the happiest days two people can share!

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Vintage Alabama Wedding

Vintage Weddings

We’ve seen quite a few brides in our days, but this bride is seriously as cute as they come. Her hair? Utter perfection. Her makeup? Clean and understated. And that dress? It has to be the epitome of simple, vintage sophistication. As soon as we saw this wedding on 1313 Photography‘s blog, we just had to snatch it up to share with all of our dear readers.

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From the bride, Charlie: As a bride, I first began wedding planning with the knowledge my mother has always instilled: to keep things classic yet simple and there will always be elegance! Brian and I knew we wanted a small, intimate ceremony and reception, with our dearest friends and closest loved ones. We strived to keep Mobile, its southern charm and southern influences a part of our wedding.

To celebrate the city where we met and fell in love, we designed our day around Mobile, Alabama and the city’s charm and Southern sensibility. Southern influence was included throughout the wedding; from the the invitations and wedding cake to the menu and local band.

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It was very important that in the future I wanted to look at our photos and our wedding not look dated or trendy. I didn’t want to be able to be placed in a decade, I wanted it to be timeless. No official theme was selected and no colors. I wanted everything to flow together, for nothing to look out of place. The Ezell House was the site of both the wedding ceremony and reception. It has both French and Spanish architectural influences with coordinating décor. It was important to keep floral aspects simple, to make since in the house.

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vintage alabama wedding

Wrought iron detail is seen throughout Mobile and is a highlight of the fence, gates and courtyard of the house. We used black metal lanterns (that we found one by one) to hang from the porch and place in the Carriage House (bar). We used antique silver pitchers and serving pieces from family and friends to display candles, the bouquets (centerpieces) and programs. A handmade basket, a gift from bridesmaids mother held the flower petals for our exit. I also made handmade cards for my bridesmaids, asking them in a poem, to be a part of our wedding. They said, YES!

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vintage alabama wedding

We incorporated a hand ceremony into our wedding ceremony. We also had our close friends, a young family with two young children present our rings to us foregoing the traditional ring bearer. We felt it was more symbolic to have a family who we respect and has happiness, health, joy, birth and prosperity – all things we as newlyweds want and strive for in our future.

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Wedding Vendors (Mobile, Alabama):

Ceremony and reception venue: The Ezell House / Wedding Photographer: 1313 Photography / Day-of Wedding Coordinator: Maysoon Sayaad / Flower arrangement: Belle Bouquet / Wedding Dress: San Patrick Pronovias / Wedding Veil: San Patrick / Wedding Shoes: Kate Spade / Hair accessories: Sweet Briar Bridal / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal / Flower girls’ dresses: Strasburg Children / Men’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse / Makeup: Whitney Starling / Hairstylist: Jeff Carrell of Shear Glamour / Wedding Music: The Cary Laine Band / Catering and cakes: Martha Rutledge Catering / Wedding Cake: The Pastry Shop / Invitation graphics: San Smith / Wedding invitations and paper goods: Soiree Signatures / Calligraphy: Soiree Signatures

1313 Photography is a member of Blue Label.

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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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Brunch Courthouse Wedding in NYC

Elopements

Anybody planning a wedding knows that the purpose of the day (marrying your love) can easily get lost in the fuss of flowers, guests lists and red tape. However, a lovely wedding isn’t solely based on all the details. Instead, it’s found in the exchange of one’s vow for another to honor, love, and cherish. Today’s elopement has the best of both worlds: a simple union of two people in love and a little brunch reception with sweet design details. Big thanks to Jennifer Sosa for the fantastic photography!

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Kara Anne Paper

Kara Anne Paper specializes in luxe, illustrated wedding invitation suites and custom calligraphy. Her one-of-a-kind designs are tailored to reflect her clients personality and wedding vision. Kara Anne provides a personable experience from the first introduction and throughout the entire wedding planning process! To see what is going on in the studio, visit www.karaannepaper.com and @karaanne_paper on instagram.

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1940’s Vintage Glam Wedding

Vintage Weddings

One part glamour and one part rock and roll, this adorable couple worked their style for their wedding portraits with photographer Gabe Aceves. Her hair and that amazing veil are so perfect for the overall look of the wedding that when combined with that dress and fur stole, are a total vintage home run!

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From the glamorous bride. Really I had an image in my mind of what I wanted my wedding to look like (which can be dangerous and usually leads to disappointment, lol). The way it all came together, though, was effortless. It all just fit.

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vintage glam wedding

We wanted something fairly small, informal, and fun! We really wanted our wedding to be a big party, which is exactly what it ended up being. We have a love for tattoos, rock music, and the glamour of the 1940’s and it all came together to look exactly how I saw it in my head, if not better!

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Wedding Vendors (Arlington, VA and Washington, DC):
Ceremony Venue: St. Agnes Catholic Church / Reception Venue: F. Scotts Art Deco Bar / Photographer: Gabe Aceves / Wedding Dress: Galina Signature from David’s Bridal / Veil: Unique Vintage / Earrings: Evolve Body Jewelry / Groom and Groomsmen Suits: Ralph Lauren / Hair: Dana Nelson of Jouvence Aveda / Catering: F. Scotts

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Good Stone

At Good Stone, we create custom jewelry for proposing. Believing that diamond jewelry doesn’t have to be defined by tradition, we celebrate our designs with transparency, quality and integrity. We design rings we like, source the diamonds and gems we want, and offer it all to those who share our tastes.

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Bethany and Dan Photography

“Photography so fresh you’ll want to slap it.”

In love wedding photographers with our suitcases packed for adventures. We specialize in personality driven portraiture and emotional storytelling.

Our number one goal on a wedding day is to show truth. We want the vulnerable honest imperfect and gritty real-life stuff. Ugly crying from how stinking happy you are to be married. We like messy hair and un-fluffed wedding dresses with dirt on the bottom, undone ties and tipsy wedding guests. Bring it.

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Glamorous 1930s Art Deco Wedding

Vintage Weddings

Art-Deco weddings are inherently glamorous, but this wedding from Brian of Callaway Gable and Alexandra of Sterling Engagements takes glamour to a whole new level. The bride and her architect fiance themed their wedding day around travel and the 1930’s and the outcome is nothing short of stunning.
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From the bride, Carrie: We love anything vintage from our own house to furniture to architecture. Michael is a LA history buff and enjoys learning about historical architecture of LA’s old beautiful buildings and Carrie also has an appreciation for such LA gems. Because of our love of historic buildings we knew we wanted to have our wedding at a historic place- Union Train Station and specifically the Fred Harvey Room Restaurant, was the perfect location for us. The architecture is gorgeous and because it is a symbol of travel, it suited us perfectly since we also love to travel. We have been to Ecuador, Mexico, many countries of Europe and backpacking throughout California.

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My mother helped with many of the printed materials; she and her boyfriend made the “vintage punch train ticket” save the dates, art deco invitations, art deco menu cards and programs. We chose wedding attire that was close to the 30’s – 40’s. We had our guests sign vintage postcards instead of a guest book which were stored in an old cigar box and vintage suitcase. The escort cards, which were tickets to tables which were named for the countries that we had traveled to together and they were displayed in vintage suitcases that we actually have as decor in our house

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eco-friendly wedding

We wanted to have international stations- Mediterranean, Asian, and Latin American cuisine- to go along with our travel theme. Also, we had time era signature drinks- Ramos Fizz and Basil Gin Gimlets during our happy hour. Our toasting glasses were my Nana’s. They are champagne glasses from the 1920’s.

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eco-friendly wedding

From Alexandra of Sterling Engagements: I worked very closely with not only Carrie but also her mother Linda and they both were so detailed with every aspect of the day, there was not one element that was forgotten, every detail was covered and created extra special just for Carrie and Michael. It was so heartwarming to be a part of and execute on their behalf.

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eco-friendly wedding

We had a blast at our wedding- dinner was fabulous and we wanted to make sure our guests had food that we enjoy to eat. While dinner was served guests listened to old classics such as Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong. We loved the backdrop of Union Station for our pictures as a we wanted our pics to look vintage. Our photographers did an awesome job styling our pictures and choosing the best shots. Our pictures and our day was amazing – romantic and glamorous.

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Wedding Vendors (Los Angeles, CA):

Venue: The Fred Harvey Room at Union Station / Photography: Brian Callaway from Callaway Gable / Event Design: Sterling Engagements / Bride’s Makeup: Mariah Nicole / Catering: Auntie Em’s / Florist: Gilly Flowers and Events / Transportation: Classic Limos

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Bijou’s Sweet Treats

Welcome to our cake studio! We are committed to using high quality ingredients in all of our creations since a cake can only be as good as the components it’s made with, and whenever possible to use local products. We make all of our products in small batches from scratch which allows us to pay careful attention to the quality and execution of our creations. Our wide range of products and services include but are not limited too: Wedding Cakes, Favors, Dessert Tables, Gift boxes and Baskets, Special Occasion Cakes, Cupcakes, Cake Pops, Mini Pies, Gourmet Marshmallows, French Macarons, Decorated Sugar Cookies, Gourmet Drop and Sandwich Cookies, Candied Nuts, and Beer Nuts. In addition to the flavors you see listed on our site for these items we also create custom flavors for our clients. So if you have a special request let us know.
We are located in Luray and deliver to the surrounding Shenandoah Valley region and Northern Virginia

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Gatsby Wedding Ideas

Wedding Ideas

Lee of Sakura Photo recently sent over this 1930s Gatsby inspired wedding shoot, and you all know that I have a thing or two for vintage weddings :) I just love how simple and attainable the ideas she presented are – from the feathers to the deep burgundy color, easy ideas for a 1930s wedding pour over these photos. The glorious Art Deco venue is the Stoneleigh Hotel located in Dallas, Texas. Big thanks to Lee for sharing!

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Wedding Vendors (Dallas, Texas):

Photographer (and Styling): Lee Carter, Sakura Photo / / Flowers: Brianne Denton, Blue Lotus Floral Design / Hair Stylist: Ryan Chambers / Makeup Artist: Jenny Torry, JTorry Makeup Artistry

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FROM SF WITH LOVE

Hello! From SF With Love is based in San Francisco. We cover local weddings within 2-3 hours of SF. Our photography style is urban, modern, timeless, editorial & authentic. We try to catch the in-between moments that reflect who people really are & their loved ones in an artistic way.

We love to photograph people & living a creative life rich in culture here on the West Coast. Finding & being found by the right couples is a beautiful thing.

Please get in touch if you think we are a good fit.
Packages range from $3,500-6,500.

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A Vintage Glam Wedding

Real Weddings, Vintage Weddings

Jinni and Derek’s wedding is the definition of vintage glam. You may remember them from this aviator engagement session and vintage beach engagement session From the fonts they used in the stationery and the bridal party’s attire, to Jinni’s chic birdcage veil and classic red lip. Sarah E. Evans Photography was on hand to capture all the stylish details.

More from the bride, Jinni:

We wanted to do something different and unique, so we decided do make it an old fashioned wedding. We were hoping to take everyone back in time to experience a period when everything had a simple elegance.

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Some advice from Jinni:

I had so many people tell me how beautiful my wedding was, and it was very simple. You don’t have to go all out and spend the money to make a beautiful wedding. Simple is elegant.

Wedding Vendors (Many, LA):

Venue & Caterer: Cypress Bend Resort / Photographer: Sarah E. Evans Photography / Wedding Planner, Baker & Florist: Mandy Cathey, Weddings and Events / Hair & Makeup: Jazmin McCurley and Kaylen Pike from Onstage Hair Design / Bride’s Dress: Parvani / Bride’s Jewelry: Mathews Jewelers and J.Crew

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Corkey Creations

Corkey Creations offers the largest selection of wine cork place card holders, including personalized and custom printing. We also offer whole corks for save the dates, guest book corks, magnets and key-chains and vinyl wine bottle decor for table numbers and/or centerpiece decorations.

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Glam Girls Night Out

Free Downloads

All these great weddings certainly make my week breeze by. We’re back with free wedding downloads, this time courtesy of one of our sponsors, the talented Gia of betsywhite stationery. She stopped by Ruffled today to share a little treat with you:

Hi Ruffled readers! I’m Gia from betsywhite stationery and Flights of Fancy. I’m really excited to be a monthly contributor here on Amanda’s beautiful blog and I’ve got several fabulous freebie goodies in store for you!

I’ve decided to kick things off with something fun, just for the girls. Wouldn’t it be great to have a super luxe, ultra glamorous girls night out a la Sex in the City? Perhaps for a bachelorette party, an alternative to a bridal shower, a birthday bash or even just because! I’m thinking high heels, fancy hairdos, Vegas lights and lots of sparkle. Here’s a little inspiration…

Bachelorette bridal Party wedding template

Looks like fun, right? Well, you can’t have a glamorous night out without inviting the girls in style, so I’ve designed a free invitation template for you!:

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The template is editable so you can type in whatever invitation wording you want. Plus, I’ve included a few bonus color palettes as well, in case you’re not into pink…

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Download the Girls Night Out download PDF template and I’d love to hear how you plan to use the invite!

See you next month!
xoxo

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Oh, sample sales. I love you so! There is a Wendy Mink sample sale going on right now in NYC and it continues through the weekend. There will be an extensive selection of jewelry from past and current collections available.

Wendy Mink Jewelry is located at:

72 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002

The sale is going on from 12-7pm through the 24th and 12-6pm on the 25th. Hurry, don’t miss out!

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+ Eberjey was kind enough to extend an offer to Ruffled readers! 10% off site-wide with the code RUFFLED.

+ In case you’re still searching for a wedding photographer, Ryan Ray‘s offer of 10% off packages is still valid. Click here before it’s over!

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Inspiration Board Photo Credits:
First row: Trend Land; Erik Freeman via Twigs and Honey / Second row: Angelika Buettner via Oh Joy!; Alina Valitova via Creature Comforts / Third row: Megan W Photography via The Sweetest Occasion; Trend Land / Fourth row: Carl Bengtsson, Luisa Beccaria via Wedding Style Guide; Rodarte

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LaurieLouis

Customized wedding invitation and welcome gifts company. My favorite designs are Rustic, Beach, Nautical, Vineyard and Industrial but with my LaurieLouisLetters brand of customized wedding invitations, I can help create that dream invitation that every bride is looking for. It’s not just about the invitation anymore, it’s about the brand.

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Vintage Hawaiian Wedding, Part IV

Real Weddings, Vintage Weddings

This wedding is dreamy, beachy and vintage glam altogether. What’s not to love about it? Big thanks to the talented ladies over at Lollipop Events and Designs for sharing this wedding with us and to Christie Pham Photography for the beautiful photos! Feather bouquet by The Diamond Willow and gorgeous flowers by Dellables florist in Maui.

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Instead of a traditional cake table we placed dainty cupcakes onto vintage dishes and filled drawers with brightly colored taffy and clusters of flowers. Behind the dessert table hung a perfectly placed sleepy tree, which served to hang candle lighting from for a romantic effect.
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Vintage inspired Hawaiian wedding beach Maui by Lollilop Events and Designs peacock feathers
Vintage inspired Hawaiian wedding beach Maui by Lollilop Events and Designs peacock feathers
Vintage inspired Hawaiian wedding beach Maui by Lollilop Events and Designs peacock feathers
Vintage inspired Hawaiian wedding beach Maui by Lollilop Events and Designs peacock feathers

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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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Vintage Hawaiian Wedding, Part I

Real Weddings, Vintage Weddings

I diiiiieeeed when the crazy talented ladies over at Lollilop Events and Designs sent over this amazing vintage inspired Hawaiian wedding they designed for their clients a few months ago. I love every single wedding they create, and was over the moon when this one landed in my inbox! The couple got married in Maui, and asked them to incorporate elements of peacocks into their special day. Photos by Christie Pham Photography.

Vanessa from Lollilop Events and Designs says:
Instead of going the traditional jewel tone route, we wanted to soften the palette and use light pastels and bleached peacock feathers for a more subdued underlying effect rather than an obvious peacock theme. The only obvious display of peacocks was visible on the monogram of the invitations and the custom printed canvas gift bags.

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Vintage inspired Hawaiian wedding beach Maui by Lollilop Events and Designs peacock feathers

For the ceremony site we wanted to maintain the simplicity of the sea filled backdrop and the rustic dried out palm frond pergola. We hung clusters of tight roses dripping with unexpected strands of pearls. A crystal chandelier majestically glittered against the backdrop of the expansive ocean and setting sun. Vintage frames were propped against the rustic archway and covered with moss and flowers as an inviting entrance to the alter under which they said “I Do!” in the romantic setting of tropical perfection.
Vintage inspired Hawaiian wedding beach Maui by Lollilop Events and Designs peacock feathers
Vintage inspired Hawaiian wedding beach Maui by Lollilop Events and Designs peacock feathers
Vintage inspired Hawaiian wedding beach Maui by Lollilop Events and Designs peacock feathers
The brides’ childhood friend was kind enough to write a poem for the couple’s special day. We were so inspired by the time and love put into the poem, we asked her to send us the original handwritten copy. We then made beautiful copies onto our custom design bridal letterhead and passed out to guests in lieu of traditional programs.
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Stay tuned for part two of this gorgeous Maui wedding!

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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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15 Spectacular Wedding Dresses for Under $500

Wedding Ideas

Last year I made a list of 10 vintage inspired wedding dresses for under $500 and I couldn’t help but look around to see what I could find this year, and surprise – the post is humongous!

“Prioritize” seems to be the it verb for weddings on a small budget lately, and for some brides, dresses may not be on the top of their list. Or maybe it is, but you just can’t justify dropping 8k on a dress you will wear for a few hours. More and more engaged couples are becoming more conscious about their wedding spending, and down to earth as far as what really matters to them. Some may want to get that wedding photographer whose work they swoon over, while others prefer having a seated dinner and an open bar all night. Whatever the case may be, I started compiling a list of 10 wedding dresses for under $500 but I found a few extra that caught my eye so I decided to extend it to 15.

There is a wedding dress for virtually any bride…

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Stunning Wedding Dresses for under $500
The back of this dress! The bodice of this A line wedding dress has a beaded detail around the waist and the open back has a sweet bow. Simple and so chic! This halter neckline made me change my mind about halter dresses. Mon Cheri wedding dress style 29127, $378
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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.

Featured in: Washingtonian Bride & Groom, The Knot, Borrowed & Blue, Be Minked, District Weddings, Artfully Wed, Bridal Musings, Intimate Weddings, United with Love

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Glamorous Bridal Headbands

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These headbands are so Hollywood glam and beautiful, it’s hard to take your eyes off of them! Feathers, glitz and beads make them the perfect adornment for the va-va-voom bride, wouldn’t you say? The gold one in particular has won me over with pearls, sequins, crystals and beads all worked into a delicate piece! These beauties are the lovely work of Sheena Holland.

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glamorous bridal wedding headbands

A Vintage {Glam} Wedding

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This week’s wedding feature is the beautiful Art Deco inspired affair from Angela’s and Mike’s wedding submitted by Claire Barrett from Claire Barrett Photography. I absolutely love the couple’s style and the handmade touches throughout the decor. Thanks for sharing with us, Claire!

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Her stunning Jenny Packham gown looked amazing on her, and her vintage inspired updo went perfectly with her gown and veil. I love how unique this updo is.

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The couple displayed each of their mothers’ wedding ensembles at the front entry, with a picture of the wedding day included, how adorable!

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For their wedding party gifts, the groomsmen got pocketwatches while the bride found vintage jewelry and added feathers to it for her bridesmaids. The result is perfectly vintage glam!

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Buzzworthy Events

Hey there! I’m Ashley, a wedding planner based out of San Francisco planning weddings around the world. Creating an event is something that I value. Not only is an event purposeful but one should be well crafted and beautiful. I don’t believe in sacrificing one element for the other. I believe that purpose, craft, design, and strategy are all cohesive elements to produce a successful event. Weddings are so much more than just a celebration or a pretty tabletop, there is connectivity and flow. From these an opportunity for you and your guests to be enchanted, to be a part of an experience you’ll carry away with you. Have you ever been a part of something where you were swept away by your current state that you forgot whatever else was going on in the world? Where it feels like you’re part of something that only matters right then and in that moment? Creating that experience comes from the energy and love put into planning the event.

Lets be friends. No, seriously though, lets!

I do far more than just plan weddings. I travel, I cook, I laugh (a lot), I play, I hike, I challenge myself, I take risks and I am constantly growing. I love people and adventure. I try new things. I am curious. I have high standards. I listen. I create. I do. Take the time to get to know me and I’ll do the same for you. I am highly intuitive with people and take on personal missions to make your wedding the most suited to you and your dreams as possible. The planning process can be overwhelming and overstimulating. Let’s face it, no one wants to do it on their own, so let’s work together!

I am available for weddings in California and worldwide. Fun fact, I am certified by the board of tourism in Mexico to plan and work there. I have spent years visiting the Riviera Maya + Tulum as well as other regions in Mexico, like Baja California Sur. Tulum is hands down one of my favorite places on earth. If I am not in San Francisco planning weddings and being social, you’ll find me on the beach at BeTulum, Coqui Coqui, Papaya Playa, or exploring the coast lines in Central America.

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Tinggly

Tinggly is the ultimate wedding gift for couples that love to travel and try new things.

With 100s of incredible experiences to be tried around the world, and an easy-to-use gift voucher system, the only limit is the imagination. 

From cage-diving with sharks and cookery lessons from local chefs, to pampering spa retreats and skip-the-line entry to renowned cultural attractions, Tinggly is all about giving the gift of choice. 

Tinggly gift vouchers can be sent either in a stylish presentation box or via email, and can be redeemed against whatever activity takes the couple’s interest. With over two years to use the voucher, and a whole world of inspiring adventures available, it makes the perfect wedding gift for any couple. 

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