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Simply In Love Wedding

Simply In Love Wedding

Our next wedding is full of pink and gold goodness. You are going to love every last detail, and will definitely get the feeling that less is more when you browse their gorgeous day. We must say that our favorite element is the table numbers. They provide such a clean aesthetic to the table decor. Do you love them … or what?

Glen Acres Golf Club proved to be the perfect venue full of luscious green spaces for the beginning of this love story. See all the romance unfold in this simply in love wedding in the full gallery here. All captured by Barrie Anne Photography.

strappy silver wedding heels

romantic bridal attire

floral crown with veil

blush and white big bloom bouquet

wedding party attire

The love story

These two lovebirds met last December, when Ian saw Gwen in her bookstore. He later called the store and asked her out. Since Ian was living in CA at the time, it wasn’t until a few weeks later that they had their official first date when he took Gwen to Canlis in Seattle. Since then, Gwen and Ian have taken many trips together to Costa Rica and New York, just to name a few!

floral decorated wedding arch

wedding ceremony

stealing a kiss

Ian proposed to Gwen on August 8th, after a nice night out to dinner at Sunset Park on Lake Union. Ian was VERY nervous but of course Gwen said YES! Gwen and Ian are an incredibly fun loving couple who were married on July 5th, 2014, at Glen Acres Golf Club in Seattle, WA. Gwen and Ian’s romantic and ethereal feel for their wedding came together so beautifully, along with the incredible amount of love between them!

seating chart trellis idea

your table awaits

eat drink and be married

white and gold reception palette

white and gold place settings

love and thanks succulent favors

to the moon and back cake topper

Photography: Barrie Anne Photography
Coordinator: Perfectly Posh Events
Venue: Glen Acres Golf Club
Cake & Flowers: Butter & Bloom
Dress shop: BHLDN
Dj: Marc Matsui, Integral DJ's
Rentals: AA Party & Grand Event Rentals
Transportation: British Motor Coach
Officiant: David Stiles | Hair: Rachelle Olsen, Gold Comb Salon | Makeup: Lauren Emerson, Laura Mercier

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: gold, pink, white
Styles: classic

Glamorous Gold Surprise Proposal

Agape Moments Photography

This shoot is much more than meets the eye! The main inspiration was based upon the stunning rose-gold oval ring Phan held in his pocket. Not only is the glamour and decor just perfect, there is a serious surprise in store at the end. Phan sought out advice from Karmin of Agape Moments Photography and Janea of Rosetree Events who planned the picture perfect romantic proposal to a tee through a pretend “styled shoot”.

You’ll be swept off your feet when you see all of the darling details from this glamorous gold surprise proposal in the full gallery here, and don’t forget to read the way cute proposal story!

gatsby inspired invites

glamorous bridal look

white peony bouquet

The grooms side of the story

The plan was to make Jenny look and feel glamorous and to completely catch her off guard. Jenny thought she was being enlisted to do make-up for a styled shoot planned by Rosetree Events, but little did she know that the “models” backed out at the last minute and she was asked to step into the crystal Betsy Johnson shoes. Once the shots needed for the style shoot were accomplished, Jenny was asked to change into a different dress with a hair change in which she was told was a “going away” look.

sparkling Betsy Johnson wedding shoes

i love her sign

Whilst she was changing looks preparation began for the big ending! Family and friends filed onto the rooftop creating an aisle, whilst holding candles narrowing in on Phan at the end of the aisle. As Jenny walked through the rooftop doors a live cover of Sara Bareilles’ I Choose You began playing. Jenny wrapped around the corner with teared filled eyes as she saw family and friend whom gathered not only from the Twin Cities, but from states across the country. There wasn’t a dry eye as tears fell and sprinkles dropped from the heavens as Phan’s trembling hands met Jenny’s. He got down on one knee and asked Jenny to be his wife!

gold glitter sweetheart table

floral print table numbers

white and cream flower centerpiece

The brides side of the story

When Karmin had asked me to be the model for the shoot after her supposed model backed out, I have to admit I was a little nervous. When Karmin had suggested Phan to play the groom in the shoot I was a little surprised he agreed to it but relieved that it wasn’t a stranger I would be photographed with. I wasn’t expecting the proposal at all because we had talked about getting married but not for a while. When I came out after my wardrobe and hair change I was stunned to see all of my closest family and friends lined up forming an aisle with Phan at the end.

vintage cake dislpay idea

peach and blush textured wedding cake

When I saw Phan I was thinking, “OMG is he going to propose? He has to be…” and immediately my eyes began to water. As I walked closer to everyone and started actually seeing faces it made me even more emotional realizing who was all there. A couple of our close family and friends from Louisiana had flown up for this special occasion. I couldn’t believe they were all here. When I finally made it down to Phan I buried my face in him trying to wipe away my tears. Phan said some sweet words to me and down on one knee, asked me to marry him. I could only nod as I was filled with happiness knowing that this was it. We’re going to get married after 9 years of dating. It was the best feeling ever and so special to me that my family and friends were there to be apart of it. It felt like I was in a movie. That’s how the best day of my life happened.

surprise proposal

Glamorous Gold Surprise Proposal

See the sweetness of this day unfold before your eyes in the cute video here, filmed by Chris Cao and Stephanie To.

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Photography: Agape Moments
Event Designer: Rosetree Events
Venue: Crown Plaza Minneapolis
Stationery: Gretchen Berry Designs
Flowers: A Day in Provence
Cake: Ganache Desserts & Confections
Hair: The Parlour
Dress Shop: Flutter Boutique
Prop/Furniture Rentals: On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals & Linen Effects
Jewelry: Che Bella & Continental Diamond
Musicians: Pachee Vang and Tim Hoang | Cinematography: Chris Cao and Stephanie To

Categories: Engagement Sessions, Inspirational Shoots
Colors: black, gold, white
Styles: classic, engagement

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Relaxed DIY Bridal Shower

easy bridal shower ideas

When prepping for your wedding, your bridal shower should be a fun way to relax and savor the days before becoming a wife. Ashley’s relaxed DIY bridal shower did just that with an outdoor setting bursting of casual, yet adorable details. You will have to scroll down to see all of them for yourself.

Don’t miss a thing; Visit the full gallery here to see every last image captured by Ashley West Photography!

lemoande stand on the back of a truck

card sign made out of moss

From the Bride-to-be

All of these lovely details were done by both of my matron of honors. A total DIY bridal shower! It was hosted in the backyard of a family friends in Baltimore, OH. With the help of my mother, and family friends the event went off without a hitch! Our 1969 Ford truck is a fun little adventure mobile we bought a little over a year ago and the perfect accessory.

caramel apple bar

Bridal Shower Menu Ideas + A Carmel Apple Bar

This is such a great idea for your wedding as well. Simply put camel in fondu pots and have all the drippings on the side. Such a fun way dessert idea. Don’t you think? The menu had calligraphy written on a recycled piece of wood. They had Greek salad, cucumber sandwiches, hummus and pita, fruit kabobs and tzatziki sauce.

what to server at a bridal shower for lunch

cucumber sandwiches

Budget Friendly Bridal Shower Decor Ideas

Card tables were lined with kraft paper and some basic black chairs were jazzed up with streamers. Each guest had a paper strawberry crate filled with homemade cookies wrapped with a bow that said forever on it. They sat on paper plates accompanied by plastic gold flatware.

The centerpieces were sticks held together by twine and baby lamb’s ear placed in the center. Affordable, crafty and the bride can totally take this home.
easy bridal shower decorations

easy center pieces

tent bridal shower

steal worthy idea

Hang ribbons from paper lanterns and attach photos of the couple to the ribbon.  The lanterns will not deflate like balloons and you can make them the night before. Plus they can be a great keepsake if they are in a color that matches the bride and groom’s new home. Cuteness.

chinese lantern photo display

bridal shower ideas

date night bridal shower gift

Before you hop and skip over the gallery to check out more bridal shower ideas- check out this steal worthy bridal shower gift. A basket filled with all the fixings for the perfect date night.  Includes drinks for two, movie passes, ingredients for cookies to sneak in your purse along with the bride and groom’s favorite candies. Best bridal shower gift idea ever!

easy going bridal shower gallery


Photography: Ashley West Photography

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: brown, green, yellow
Styles: diy, rustic, vintage