Bell Studio

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Wedding Photography

Happy Hour: Bell Studio – Esther and Gabe
Serving: Europe
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From Bell Studio – Esther and Gabe:
Hi, We are Esther and Gabe.We have known each other for over 10 years. Our lives separately were not boring at all but together it is especially busy and exciting. We met in New York and we finished school in Florida. After that our professional careers were separated: Esther became a baby photographer while I found myself in fashion photography. Our friends wished us to take photos of their weddings which became our true passion.

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Fitness Tips from Celebrity Trainer Astrid McGuire

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Astrid McGuire is a highly sought-after Los Angeles based personal trainer, fitness model and athlete, and CosmoBody host who’s committed to helping people of various levels of fitness be their best, while looking good and feeling great. Whether your goal is to be lean and toned, or build some crazy muscles, Astrid will get you there. She prides herself on making her workouts inventive, fun and never wasting your time.

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Casual And Elegant Wedding

elegant wedding hairstyle

Amid the towering pines and golden fall leaves of BWB Ranch Party Venues located in northern Minnesota, this vision came to life in shades of plums, gold and silver. Delight in all of the casual and elegant wedding details found in the full gallery here, captured by Purrington Photography. We especially love how they created a day that is elegant and refined, yet it exudes the laid back feeling of a charming barn wedding.

purple and gold wedding stationery

fall bridal look

cascading floral and greenery bouquet

purple and red boutonniere

cocktails on the terrace

The bride wore an organza ballgown with lace cap sleeves and accented with a rhinestone belt. In lieu of a veil, she wore an embellished headpiece tucked amongst her elaborate curled updo. In a nod to the more casual setting, the groom wore a formal black suit and tie. Cocktails were served on the stone terrace with a roaring fire in the open fireplace. Rustic cheeses and artisan breads were presented with imported French and Italian wines served in vintage stemware again combined the theme.

chalkboard wedding sign

wedding cocktail ideas

wedding fruit tray

fall flower ideas

Lavish details of sequined and embellished lace table linens were combined with vintage chandeliers and heirloom crystal and china, gold flatware and chargers, set against the rustic wood of the barn. Flowers and garlands of roses, eucalyptus, parrot tulips, fern, and amaranthus combined with rustic garden elements such as eggplant, kale, grapes and plums further joined the European and vintage themes. Calligraphy on luxurious papers, embellished place cards atop of golden pears and hand drawn table numbers in ornate frames added to the elegant, yet rustic appeal. Guest favors were eucalyptus embellished cork-topped bottles of rosemary infused olive oil.

rustic purple reception layout

floral and cloth chair decor

gold pear place cards

gold and purple table numbers

pastry towers and cake pops

Antiques dotted the landscape and served as a station for a European pastry bar with raspberry tortes, chocolate mousse, handmade eclairs, an old world croquembouche (pastry tower) and modern cake pops. The traditional wedding cake was a carrot cake embellished with roses and purple floral and accented with flecks of gold.

wedding dessert table

purple inspired desserts

wedding dessert table sign

purple and gold wedding cake

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Event Planning, Decor, & Flowers: Panache' Event Planning
Photography: Purrington Photography
Venue: BWB Ranch Party Venues
Bridal Gown, Tuxedo, & Accessories: Formalities
Cake: Lueken's Village Foods
Croquembouche & Cake Pops: Lainie Hiller
Antiques: Grandma's Attic Antique Mall
Pastries: The Cabin Coffee House and Cafe
Hair & Makeup: Heidi Walberg at Salon Sashay

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: gold, purple, red
Styles: modern, rustic, vintage