Harvest Inspired Colorado Wedding

In order to commemorate this Halloween, we thought we would throw a little fall wedding inspiration your way this holiday. Adrienne & Eric’s Colorado wedding has some splendid DIY touches and is filled with all of our favorite autumn colors. Read on to learn how they conquered their fall DIY wedding, captured by Colorado wedding photographers Eric & Moriah Photography.

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From Adrienne, The Bride:

I love autumn and wanted the decoration and flowers to resemble fall colors with dried grasses, pumpkins and fall foliage. Eric’s mother found large pumpkins she hollowed out and filled with water, then placed heart shaped floating candles in them, she also got mini pumpkins we used as place card holders, Eric’s sister made all the name tags attached to the mini pumpkins with pins. We found Martha Stewart craft punches of oak, maple and aspen leaves and punched out of fall colored card stock to create fall leaf confetti for the tables. I contacted Palmer Flowers and they made centerpiece wreaths with curly willow, wheat, bear grass and red and green eucalyptus leaves and buds. In the center we had red and orange candles. I wanted a bouquet with lots of texture and color, I had a hand tied bouquet with lotus pods, fiddle fern, coxcomb, Leonidas roses, hypericum berries, flame calla lilies, curly willow, feathers, eucalyptus buds, bear grass and pin cushion protia, all wrapped in ivory satin with chocolate satin crisscrossed ribbon. Eric’s boutonniere had a flame calla lily, feather, and fiddle fern curl.

Photography: Eric & Moriah Photography

Venue: The Red Lion Restaurant, Boulder, Colorado
Florist: Palmer Flowers & Decorating Gallery
Hair: Veronica Salazar at Colorado Hair, Lafayette, CO
Officiant: Rev. Karen Loucks Rinedollar
Wedding Gown: Venovia Couture by Victoria’s Bridal Collection from Hugs and Kisses Bridal in Keyport, NJ
Groom’s Suit: Jos. A. Bank signature collection
Bride’s Hair Piece: The Headband Shoppe
Paper Crane Kit: Amazon – Origami Thousand Cranes Kit

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Colors: brown, orange
Styles: garden

Orange Wedding Ideas From Tokyo

This wedding comes straight to you from Tokyo and Sutherland Kovach Studio! We know you are loving the orange Fendi open toed pumps with the adorable bows! So incredibly cute. Reiko is Japanese, from Tokyo, and Baptiste is French, from Paris. They decided that Tokyo was the best place for them to get married. Reiko goes into detail about their special day so be sure to read on. Enjoy this international delight and be sure to view the entire wedding gallery here.

From Reiko The Bride

Baptiste and I both wanted to have an elegant and chic wedding. One thing I was really insistent upon was to wear a kimono (Japanese traditional outfit). Baptiste wore one in white and I wore one in purple, after the ceremony.

When we were choosing the venue, we had a few things in mind. The first was that it had to be beautiful; secondly, it needed to provide good food (usually, in Japan, a venue itself supplies food for a wedding, using a catering service is not yet popular), and third, it needed to have a nice garden. When we visited Ogasawara Hakusyakutei, we liked the place immediately. It had a beautiful marquee where we could have the ceremony, a big garden, and a nice patio and rooftop. Plus, it has a Michelin star so the quality of food was guaranteed. We had the ceremony and reception here, and then for the nijikai (afterparty) we went to a restaurant in the Aoyama district of Tokyo.

My dress was by Catherine Regehr, from Barneys NY in Tokyo. When I found it, I knew it was the one for me. It was exactly my style, very simple and elegant, and exactly my size. I had another dress from Robert Rodriguez for the nijikai.

Originally, I’d picked different flowers for each room at the venue, but the more I thought about it, that didn’t sit right so I simplified it, using just white and green. For the dining room, I added in a few different colors – a smoky pink, a lighter green – to create more of a vintage feel, which I absolutely love.

We’d planned to make a CD with all our favorite songs for the music but three weeks before the wedding, I thought it might be nicer to have live music. Though it was very last minute, I got lucky and found a quartet. I requested my favorite classical music (mainly Bach as the Brandenburg Concerto #5 is one of my faves) and they played beautifully.

Our wedding incorporated lots of traditions, and some we changed around a bit to suit us more. In Japan, the bride usually reads a letter to her parents to express her appreciation for them in front of all the guests, but I didn’t want to make it too personal, or just between me and my parents. So, we made a slideshow of pictures starting from our childhoods and going through to the present, and including our parents’ wedding pictures. We also presented our parents with teddy bears that weighed the same as our birth weights, with our details embroidered on them.

I loved planning this wedding, and I am looking forward to celebrating again at our French wedding which will be held in Paris in October!

Photography: Sutherland Kovach Studio
Venue: Ogasawara Hakusyakutei
Wedding Dress: Catherine Regehr
Shoes: Fendi
Suit: Mandarin Tailor
Groom’s Shoes- Prada
Kimono: Yumi Katsura

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Colors: orange, peach
Styles: beach

Sweet Treats + The Perfect Garter

Sweet Treats is here and we have some heavenly goodies to share with you today.

1. Figs in a floral bouquet never looked so grand. Taken by New Hampshire wedding photographer, Rodeo & Co. Photography. The bouquet was designed by Emily Herzig Floral Studio.

2. Paper Dahlia designs some fetching wedding invites stop by and say hi!

3. Glitter series – metallic gold beaded bridal from Woomi is ready to ship today. Head on over there and snag that up.

4. This lace name necklace is a spectacular piece and I really want one. It is only $160 from Max & Chole!

5. Hello gorgeous! Beige suede sandal from Giuseppe Zanotti Design featuring silver crystal embellished straps with bow detail and rear zip fastening. How good would you look in those?

6. Orange County wedding photographers Mathieu Photography are one of Wedding Chicks preferred wedding vendors and will stylishly capture your wedding. You can see the entire wedding by clicking here.

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Malibu Wedding At Saddlerock Ranch

Happy Friday! Before we get our Sweet Treats on we wanted to give you a bit of eye candy to swoon over from Pasadena wedding photographer, Picotte Weddings, who happens to be one of our newest Hand Picked Wedding Vendors. Much more on that later!

On to Erica and Dennis’s Malibu wedding that was held at the oh so beautiful, Saddlerock Ranch. All the charming details are inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds this Los Angeles wedding venue. All the elegantly designed details you see are done by one of our very own Megan with, La Partie events. Be sure to read on for more details from Megan. You can take in all the charming details by viewing the entire wedding gallery by clicking here.

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Photography & Cinematography: Picotte Weddings
Wedding Planner & Florist: La Partie events

Dinner was served family style and catered by Jennifer Naylor
Venue: Saddlerock Ranch
Dress: Oscar De La Renta
DJ: Stir Father
Makeup & Hair: Ashley Lintott

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Colors: gray, red
Styles: rustic