Cape Cod Wedding

Thinking of having a Cape Cod Wedding?  Desiree Spinner Events along Stacey Hedman Photography collaborated together to design some beachy chic wedding ideas for you. Clean and simple yet totally elegant. We love that they mixed up using a vibrant green instead of  the traditional blue. To see more cape cod wedding ideas click here.

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A special thanks to Leila Khalil from Be Inspired PR for sharing these fun loving engagement with us.

Event Designer: Desiree Spinner Events
Stationery: Ceci New York

Photographer: Stacey Hedman
Hair: Sara Aspen at Salon in the Mills
Cake: Krazy Kakes
Dress Designer: Pricilla of Boston
Flowers: Lilacs
Groom’s Attire: Puritan of Cape Cod
Shoe Designer: Chantilly’s
Rentals: Rentals Unlimited
Table decor rentals: Be Our Guest
Linens for the dining table: La Tavola
Dessert Table Linens and backdrop: Wildflower Linens
Cake, cookies and goodies: Lisa at Krazy Kakes
Petitfours: Dragonfly Cakes
Cupcakes: Cupcake Charlies
Napkins: New England Vintage Rentals
Jewelry: Tiffany & Co
Venue: Private Residence
Makeup: Emma Jocelyn

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Colors: green, white
Styles: beach

South Carolina Beach Wedding

Ashley Hoskins Photography sent over this simple, yet incredibly stylish South Carolina beach wedding. With the spectacular Atlantic ocean as the backdrop and some sleek and chic details, this destination wedding turned out to be a stunner. Loving the groom’s dapper seersucker suit and the bridesmaid’s deep ocean blue dresses.

The wedding was held at the Citadel Beach House overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This South Carolina beach wedding venue has everything you need to make your wedding day possible. Pretty much an ideal location. To see more of this South Carolina beach wedding click here.

Photographer: Ashley Hoskins Photography

Venue: Citadel Beach House
Cake/Desserts: D’lish Desserts
Dress Designer: JCrew
Floral Design: Bride’s mom, Ladan Bayani
Groom’s Attire: Paul Fredrick
Jewelry: Diana Warner
Officiant: Scott Sherrod
Stationery: Dandy Lions
Stationary: Dedra Jenkins
Band: 17 South

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Colors: blue, yellow
Styles: beach

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A Roman Wedding By Jonas Peterson Photography

All aboard for a Roman countryside wedding from the incredible Jonas Peterson Photography. Taking place at an old farmhouse venue that has been around since ancient Etruria, La Torracia di Sutri.

Read on to hear tid bits on the wedding from Jonas. Of course be sure to view the entire wedding in the full gallery.

From Jonas: The bride had to powder her nose on the way to the ceremony (They got ready in Rome) and the bridal party and I pulled in to this gas station. Being Italy, you can buy drinks everywhere, so the bride decided to order a round of champagne for everyone. Sounds perfect to us.

Yes, the bridesmaids are dancing. They are moving and a grooving to ABBA’s Dancing Queen.

You will notice one of the bridesmaids singing. She’s frantically afraid of public speaking and performing, but for her best friend’s wedding she decided to conquer her fear and sing a (Swedish) song to the bride.
At the end of the night the entire bridal party jumped into the pool. The mother of the groom was not impressed. We think it is a perfect ending to a magical night.

Photography: Jonas Peterson Photography

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Sophisticated Beach Wedding by KT Merry Photography

Barbie and Gordon tied the knot with timeless South Florida style - on the beach in Naples, Florida. The wine lovers incorporated a wine ceremony into their vows which involved pairing a wine to each others’ traits and personalities (so cute!). They left their ceremony in a one of a kind 1950′s Chrysler Woody convertible that drove them through the scenic streets of Naples before their waterfront reception at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. Be sure to see more beach wedding ideas in the full wedding gallery photographed by KT Merry.

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Photographer: KT Merry
Venue: Naples Sailing & Yacht Club
DJ: Scratch Weddings
Floral Design: Rickie Portalatin
Harpist: Laura Lou Roth
Rentals: Party Time Rentals

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Vintage Chic Portugal Wedding

Today we are off to Portugal for Mariana and Duarte’s vintage chic wedding. This wedding is overflowing with family heirlooms, such as a small art deco chest that carried the rings. The rings were made with the same gold used for Duarte’s great-grandfather wedding rings. The earrings Mariana had were from her Grandmother and some vintages pins she wore on her beautiful dress were from her Aunt. Talk about keeping it in the family.

Brancoprata captured this wedding and knows for a fact that all the guests danced the night away until 6am. To see more wedding details from this vintage chic wedding click here.

How sweet is Mariana and Duarte’s wishing tree table? Filled with sentimental items including Mariana’s Aunt’s art nouveau ink holders. Guests were asked to write their well wishes and then pin them to a small olive tree with a clothes pin. Incredibly cute, don’t you think?

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The couple made table numbers out of doilies and a gigantic doilies tree showed guest were would they be seated. How much do you love that? Brancoprata did all the flowers (except for the church flowers), and we love the simple yet incredibly chic little arrangements scattered throughout. As far as the flowers, they used a mix of coral and pink colors. They incorporated glass cake stands from Marinha Grande, crochet doilies, egg holders, old bottles, cake stands and bell jars candle holders to hold they flowers, a very old weighing-machine … everything was used and incorporated to make the vintage look more modern and chic. We love it.

Photographer: Brancoprata  | photographer Andre Teixeira

Floral Design: Brancoprata
Venue: Casa Sub Igreja
Cake & Catering: Memorial Catering
Dress Designer: Elie Saab for Pronovias
Groom’s Attire: Saccor
Shoe Designer: Haity
Glass Cake Stands: Marinha Grande
Makeup: Lucalia Lara
Hair: Joaquim Guerra

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Colors: pink
Styles: beach

Palm Springs Wedding Ideas + Win The Earrings From The Shoot

In honor of the summer heat we have some bright yellow desert inspiration for you from Cakes & Kisses Photography & Becca Rillo Photography.

Geometric patterns and hues of yellow were combined with white and royal blue tones to enhance the impression of casual beauty commonly found throughout popular Palm Springs hotels. To read more about the shoot and all the goodies used click here. Read on to see how you can win the gorgeous earrings used in this shoot.

5 Lucky readers will win the earrings you see featured in the shoot today from Prim & Pixie. Simply visit Prim & Pixie and share with us what your favorite pair of earrings are on the site. Winners will be announced next Friday. Enter as many times as you like.


Photographer: Cakes & Kisses Photography

Photographer: Becca Rillo Photography.
Event & Floral Design: Judy Molina of Enchanted Garden Floral Design
Makeup & Hair:  LMS Studio
Cake & Desserts: Cake Goodness
Dress Designer & Groom’s attire: Chantilly Bridal & Mr. Tux
Jewelry: Prim & Pixie
Stationery: Prim & Pixie
Event Rentals: A1 Event Rentals
Coordinator: Claudia of Elise Event Design

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Mexico Wedding From Jillian Mitchell

Jillian Mitchell Photography shared with us this amazing destination Mexico wedding.

The Dazzling Details turned a Puerto Vallarta Resort into a modern vintage, classy wonderland. From the peacock feathers in the centerpieces, to the candles and rose petals scattered everywhere, to the amazing table place card tree holders all the way down to the elaborate cake – it was a very elegant affair.

To see more dazzling details be sure to click here.

Photographer: Jillian Mitchell
Event Design & Florals: The Dazzling Details
Venue: Dreams Vallarta
Dress Designer: Modern Trousseau
Groom’s Attire: Versace Suit, Prada Shoes
Jewelry: Renee Pawelle
Shoe Designer: Steve Madden
Cake/Desserts: The Dazzling Details
Caterer: Dreams Vallarta

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Key West Wedding By Hilton Pittman Photography

How glorious does it sound to visit Key West Florida right now? Well, we can pretend while we swoon over this tropical Key West wedding from Hilton Pittman Photography.

Amber and Casey were married at The Ocean Key Resort & Spa in Key West, Florida. Of course, we have a ton of more photos for you to view. Check out the full wedding gallery here.

Photographer: Hilton Pittman Photography


Event Design: Julie Shreck of Simply You Weddings
Venue: Katherine Dolan with Ocean Key Resort & Spa
Makeup: Studio Marie Pierre
Cake/Desserts: Key West Cakes
Caterer: Ocean Key Resort & Spa
DJ: MB Entertainment
Floral Design: Love In Bloom

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Colors: peach
Styles: beach

Vancouver Cocktail Style Wedding

We love Vancouver! So, we are extra excited to share with you Alicia and Nick’s cocktail style wedding held at The Loden. This Vancouver wedding had all the right modern and chic touches. From the beautiful desserts from Tartlets, and the delicious food from Voya. Enjoy this intimate and very stylish wedding from Ellen Ho Photography.

Venue: Pan-house of’ Loden Hotel
Bride’s earrings and necklaces: Tiffany & Co.
Bride’s Grandmother’s vintage pearls
Tie Bar: Tiffany
Rings: Custom made
Flower in bride’s hair: Twigs & Honey
Brides dress: Mikaella from Ivory Bridal
Bridesmaid dress: Melissa Sweet from Blush
Shoes: Badgley Mishcka
Hair: Chris from Blo
Makeup: Alexa from Beauty Mark
Flowers: Hilary Miles Flowers Ltd.
Desserts: Tartlets
All canapes: The Loden/Voya
Nick’s suit, shirt, shoes: Hugo Boss
Ties and pocket square: Armani
Groom and groomsman’s socks: Pantherella
Macaroons for favours: Ganache Patisserie
Nick’s belt: Coach
DJ: Hot Wax

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Ireland Boho Chic Wedding Ideas

It is a great day over here at The Wedding Chicks! We have more sugar-coated eye candy for you to swoon over from Brosnan Photographic.

The entire set up took place at The Fern Cafe restaurant in County Wicklow, Ireland. Designed by the lovely ladies at The Bridal Lounge in Dublin, the scene features mismatched chairs in faded pinks, blues and greens, crystal chandeliers tied with ribbons and the most amazing floor to ceiling french paned windows with views over lush country gardens. Read on to see how they set up this to-die-for wedding shoot.

To see all the details from this inspirational shoot click here

The initial inspiration came from the venue itself and from the eclectic range of vintage inspired and wildly colorful, chintzy wonders in the Avoca ranges (which we were allowed pilfer at will for the shoot – we were like kids in a candy shop bringing the concept to life!!) We mixed wooden bird houses, with elegant glassware, mismatched china and lots of coloured candle holders to create a ‘grown up’ tea-party feel, with the overall look being a ‘luxe-vintage-chic’. A miniature tree adorned with individual cards in a sparkling french vintage theme with the guests initials on the front, and table number on the back served as the escort table, and guests were welcomed with a vintage wooden notice board draped with jewels and pearls.

The cake table featured a wooden birdhouse to compliment the birds on the china plates, and assorted cake holders in simple white china – and again lots of colored glass candle holders to bring light and color – although nothing could take center stage quite like the amazing (and delicious) french fruit flan and tartlets!

The flowers couldn’t have been anything but wildflowers, and Deirdre from Ruby&Bloom used mixed heathers and dahlias with delicate wildflowers in vintage holders and birdcages that were flea market finds. The bride’s bouquet was a simple avalanche rose bouquet with lisianthus and freesia and bound with raffia and a luxurious smokey velvet bow to give an earthy yet luxe, boho feel.

The Bride wore a selection of dresses from White Orchid in Dublin complemented by beautiful hair and makeup by Aoife Callaghan Makeup Artist and Michelle Grimes. Michelle adorned Kamila’s hair with a beautiful silk flower corsage from Ban.do which worked so perfectly with the overall look.

Ireland and Chicago Wedding Photographer Brosnan Photographic is a proud sponsor and preferred Wedding Chicks vendor.


Shoot Styling : The Bridal Lounge
Flowers: Deirdre at The Bridal Lounge & Ruby and Bloom
Makeup – Aoife @ The Bridal Lounge & Aoife Callaghan Makeup Artistry
Hair – Michelle Grimes @ COM Hair Salon Temple Bar
Model – Kamila @ Compton Models
Dresses & Accessories – White Orchid Bridal Boutique
Glassware: Article
Invitations: www.hellolucky.co.uk and www.farrellandchase.com
Avoca Fern Cafe and Shop (most decorations and desserts): www.avoca.ie/home

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Canada Wedding From Jose Villa Photography

Tanya and Nelson were married in the Banff, Canada. Nestled in the heart of the pristine Rocky Mountains. From the snow-capped peaks to the flower-filled sunshine meadows to the emerald waters of Lake Louise, this magnificent protected National Park setting is the perfect arena in which to have a outdoor wedding. All this extreme prettiness has was all captured by Jose Villa Photography.

Be sure to view the entire wedding gallery by clicking here

Photography: Jose Villa Photography
Ceremony Location: Tunnel Mountain Reservoir
Reception Location: Banff park Lodge
Wedding Planning Service: Get Married in Banff

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Costa Rica Wedding From Jose Villa Photography Part III

Thanks for sticking around for the last part of three our part Costa Rica Wedding from Jose Villa.

If you missed any part of the wedding you can see it by clicking here and here.

We wanted to be sure to share a little destination wedding tip: If you have already flown your photographer to your destination wedding we suggest you request some additional coverage.  It may cost a bit more but it’s well worth it for the extra photos. Bring along an extra outfit and schedule hair and makeup to come back for the shoot. Feeling pretty is key!

Here is Akil and Alex’s day after shoot from Jose Villa. Please note there are some tasteful nude photographs in this feature.

Jose Villa is a preferred member and proud sponsor of The Weddings Chicks.

If you are planning on a Costa Rica destination wedding we have some wonderful vendors that you should check out. Click here to visit our Costa Rica wedding vendors.

Event Planning: Tropical Occasions
DJ  & Rentals: Luna Rentals & DJ serives

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Costa Rica Wedding From Jose Villa Photography Part II

Before we embark upon part deux of our Costa Rica wedding from Jose Villa, we have to share with you that there will be a part III to this delightful destination wedding. So please stick around to see all of this island beauty.

Even thought Alex and Akil were far from home, they creatively customized their destination wedding with the help of Tropical Occasions.

Color: Hues of orange and greens where sprinkled throughout the wedding decorations
Native: Costa Rica is know for their coffee, so tying it into their decor was a perfect fit. They chose to use hurricane vases filled with coffee beans and candles.
Non Traditional: Bright green limes were used as escort cards.
Ambiance: Miniature lanterns held by a small orange ribbons hung in the lounge space for a romantic vibe.

Stay tuned there will be so much more to enjoy!

Jose Villa is a preferred member and proud sponsor of The Weddings Chicks.

If you are planning on a Costa Rica destination wedding we have some wonderful vendors that you should check out. Click here to visit our Costa Rica wedding vendors.

Event Planning: Tropical Occasions
DJ  & Rentals: Luna Rentals & DJ serives

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Costa Rica Wedding From Jose Villa Photography Part I

First off we have to give a special shout out to the Groom, Akil Bennet, who happens to be a Wedding Chicks photographer in Houston, TX.

Akil wanted nothing but the best for his tropical island getaway. So, of course, he enlisted fine art wedding photographer Jose Villa to capture his Costa Rica wedding after attending one of Jose’s workshops. Besides choosing the wedding photographer Alex, the bride, planned 100% of the wedding with assistance from Tropical Occasions. She wanted Akil to be surprised with this breath taking island event.

If you are planning a Costa Rica wedding be sure to take note of the weather. There is no real summer or winter in Costa Rica and the rainy season here lasts from May to November, with the months of December through April having little to no rain and September and October being the heaviest rain period. As far as heat goes the coolest months of the year are November, December and January. The months March through May are the hottest months of the year.

Be sure to stay tuned later today we will be showcasing more of this seriously beautiful couple.

Stay tuned there will be so much more to enjoy!

Jose Villa is a preferred member and proud sponsor of The Weddings Chicks.

If you are planning on a Costa Rica destination wedding we have some wonderful vendors that you should check out. Click here to visit our Costa Rica wedding vendors.

Event Planning: Tropical Occasions
DJ & Rentals: Luna Rentals & DJ serives

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Jose Villa Costa Rica Wedding

Before we dive into Sweet Treats we wanted to give you a taste of what to look forward to next week. We have an enticing Costa Rica Wedding from Jose Villa. Let us just say it will really make you want to have a destination wedding.

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London Garden Wedding

An incredibly super pretty wedding from London Photographer Marianne Taylor. Below is bit about Jonny and Amy wedding.

Amy’s gorgeous dress and veil were by Amanda Wakely Sposa and her beautiful hair bloom, an ivory feather peony which I absolutely l-o-v-e-d, was designed and made by Yasmin Rizvi. Her perfectly imperfect hair was carefully teased into place by Victoria Boorman and her make up was done by Vicky Snepp from Space NK in Tunbridge Wells.

The reception was held in a marquee decorated beautifully with flower arrangements made by a family friend, Judy Debenham (who was responsible for the gorgeous bouquets as well), and lots of personal touches, such as the cute lavender bags made by Amy’s mum and the napkins which were made by Amy herself from fabric off-cuts from Cabbages and Roses gorgeous fabrics.

Photography: Marianne Taylor Photography who is preferred vendor and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

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Colors: pink, purple
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Tropical Hawaiian Wedding

Did you know that one of Amy’s favorite places in the world is Hawaii? Just a fun Wedding Chick fact!

Callaway Gable shared with us Matt and Heather’s tropical love story.

Matt and Heather were married at a private beachfront home in Wailea on the island of Maui in Hawaii. They were originally going to be married at the Hoku Lani Estate next to the famous Keawalai Church (built in 1855 and made of 3 foot thick lava rock) but were forced to relocate venues just weeks before their wedding! Luckily, Matthew’s brother, Ryan, a Hollywood producer, pulled some strings and secured his friend’s beautiful beachfront home, just minutes from the Four Seasons, and on Makena Beach. How Lucky were they?

Heather converted to Matthew’s faith, Judaism. So, it was a traditional Jewish ceremony against a breathtaking back drop. We also want to make a special mention that the above paper goodies were handmade Coral Save The Dates, mailed to guests in box. A keepsake and wonderful idea.

Callaway Gable an LA, wedding photography studio is a preferred vendor and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks.

Event Planning: Tammy Ash Perkins of First Class Events
Dress: Monique Lhuillier

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Romantic Santa Barbara Beach Wedding

One of our favorite event planners, Jill of La Fleur Weddings shared with us this elegant beach wedding. How about the amazing floral designs by Mindy Rice - stunning.

It was a clean, chic, simply elegant wedding that played up the natural wood and white elements of Bacara’s architecture while adding chic beach coral, mercury glass, lots of candle light and sheer fabric-draped twinkle lights overhead. It was so romantic. The candy bar was all in white to keep with the clean design and the cake was amazing-as they always are at Bacara! The Rotunda was turned into a cozy Zen lounge complete with white sofas, dance floor, bar and of course a Buddha.

Wedding Planner and Coordinator: La Fleur Weddings
Florist: Mindy Rice
Photographer: BB Photography
Hair and Makeup: Mar, Team Hair and Makeup
Videography: Thomas Hughes
Lighting and Draping: Ambient Event Design
Location: Bacara

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Costa Rica Destination Wedding

Remember yesterday when we shared with you those spectacular vintage invites from Jenn Lane? Well … here is Jenn and Daniel’s DIY Costa Rica Wedding. They wanted their entire wedding from start to finish to be incredibly unique. Staring off with a destination wedding in Costa Rica.

With family and friends by their side they spent a whirlwind week relaxing and exploring the rain forest. Thanks to Jenn and her talented photographer, Rachel Nicole for sharing this tropical delight with us.

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What a lovely idea to have your wedding party sign the bottom of your bridal shoes. It might be a crafty idea to place them in a shadow box with other wedding memories to have as a keepsake of your special day.

Jenn and Daniel had some unique twists to their wedding ceremony. Her Mom and Grandmother walked her down the aisle to “Crazy Love” by Van Morrison. They read the love letters that they wrote to each.  Those letters were on their wedding invitations that they sent to their guests. Instead of a unity candle, they mixed paint, and stood on canvas to make footprints. They ended the ceremony by washing each others feet and then finally sealing the deal with a kiss.

Photography: Rachel Nicole Photgraphy
Stationary: Jenn Lane
Wedding Location: Playa Herradura, Costa Rica
Hotel: Los Suenos Marriott Ocean and Golf Resort
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Florist: Costa Brava Flowers
Jewelry: White House Black Market
Shoes: Ann Taylor

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Dominican Republic Island Wedding

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As a child I spent some time on the island of St. Croix which is quite far from Punta Cana but, nonetheless I have a fondness for all things tropical. I instantly wanted to jump on a plane to sunshine, sandy beaches and crystal waters. So, if you are in a cold and snowy place in the middle of winter you will appreciate our next wedding that Lifework Images shared with us. They did an incredible job of capturing the love between David and Tyneka and that island spirit.

David and Tyneka actually were the lucky winners of a destination wedding giveaway that Lifework Images was running. How amazing is that?

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About The Wedding From Lifework Images:

From the second we received their invitation in the mail, we knew that we were in for a treat of gorgeous details for David & Tyneka’s wedding. The invitations had impeccable attention to detail and had multiple layers of sea-blue shimmer paper with a finish of delicate velum. Upon unraveling the raffia bow and removing the miniature starfish on top, one could see that the font matched their customized destination wedding website. Opening the contents further reviled more information for guests, a map of the Dominican Republic, and also the provision of two custom luggage tags to match the theme.

The Dominican Republic and the Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa provided amazing details in landscape and culture, more home made items such as programs which were also used as fans, beaded barefoot sandals, and David’s wonderful linen casual suit all complimented this beach themed wedding.

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Venue: Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa
Wedding & Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom Linen Suit: JC Penny

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Caribbean Destination Beach Wedding

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Kelly Cummings of Spindle Photography was so kind to share her Dominican Republic Destination Wedding with us. Erica, the bride works in a floral shop and did all of her flowers from home before the trip. Wanting to keep everything very simple, Erica went with a white color scheme for the beach ceremony. The bridesmaid in white dresses and groomsmen in white jackets. Erica and Yorgos, her husband, dressed in champagne and camel ensembles.

All of her guests (just under 40) spent a week at the all inclusive resort in Punta Cana. It looks like they put on a breath taking spread over in the Caribbean. They feature a number of elegant settings for an unforgettable ceremony. And the crystal blue Caribbean waters serve as a breathtaking backdrop to a reception right on one of their beautiful beaches.

How magical does that sound?

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A Mexico Destination Wedding From Barebonephoto

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We always love showcasing a wedding from barebonephoto, a definite alternative to traditional photography. Perfect if you are looking for a little something different.

Eldorado Royale Resort in Mexico was the perfect spot for Lisa and Adam’s destination wedding. Coming from Canada they wanted to go to a hot and sunny place for their wedding and found Eldorado Royale Resort.

The food was delicious, the location great. Guests could leave the resort and explore. Lisa loved the resort and would return over and over again. Another tip from Lisa was to splurge on the Casita Suite. Since it is snowing in Idaho right now this place looks like pure heaven.

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Traditional Beach Wedding From Linda Chaja

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We are huge fans of Linda Chaja Photography, she is one of the few photographers that still shoots in film and truly understands the meaning of pretty. So, when I stumbled upon this soft and lovely wedding I immediately asked her to share it with us.

As you will see this wedding is bursting with beautiful details thanks to Katy, the gorgeous bride. Katy also happens to be a talented event planner in Los Angeles.

Her wedding planning story is below if you were looking for some insider tips on how to plan the perfect wedding read on to learn her story. Katy shares pretty much every fantastic detail of her wedding.

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Katy’s & Camron’s Story:

Santa Barbara, CA is one of our absolute favorite places, and Camron proposed to me on the beach there, so it only made sense to bring all of our family and friends there for a Fourth of July destination wedding!

We chose Rincon Beach Club as our venue, which is located in the quaint town of Carpinteria, just south of Santa Barbara. Our ceremony was held on the beach just before sunset, underneath a custom-built bamboo arch with hanging floral arrangements and crystals that sparkled in the sun.  We chose a decidedly un-beachy color palette of varying shades of moss and sage green with white, and our amazing florist used tons of different white flowers like dahlias, lisianthus, and my favorite, scabiosas, mixed in with succulents and many different kinds of greenery.

I have a wedding planning and design company, so the little details are very important to me. I am very much a do-it-yourselfer, so the months leading up to our wedding were spent making things like the hand-painted wooden sign that hung on the large driftwood “tree” at the entrance to the beach, and the petal cones that hung on the chairs filled with white rose petals for our guests to toss after the ceremony.

I recycled the border motif from our letterpressed RSVP cards that were returned by our guests to make the decorative top of the ceremony programs (which were lovingly assembled by my amazing bridesmaids!). I had a few custom rubber stamps made and used those to make embossed tags that were tied on pretty much everything, like the paper parasols for the ceremony and the flip-flops my mother-in-law bought for the guests to change into to walk on the beach.

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Our guests were transported from the beach ceremony to the reception at the beach club by a traditional Santa Barbara trolley. I made moss-covered initials to hang on the large wood doors to the beach club, and our guests were greeted by champagne and a steel drum band as they entered the reception. The garden courtyard of the beach club had white paper lanterns strung overhead, and dinner was served there under the stars. My mother and I made moss green pin-tucked silk runners for the tables, and I used tons of silver mercury glass votive holders on the tables around low floral arrangements and wrought-iron centerpieces with hanging candleholders.

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The food at Rincon Beach Club was wonderful, and our guests are still raving about the tri-tip!  Our four-tiered cake  (two tiers of coconut cake with fresh coconut cream filling and two tiers of chocolate cake with vanilla cream filling and fresh raspberries) topped with a Swarovski crystal monogram I made, was also a big hit with our guests.

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In lieu of traditional favors, we chose to create a candy buffet, and our guests took home tons of green and white treats in white take-out containers tied with our embossed custom tags.

We had such an amazing time celebrating with so many family members and friends who traveled so far to be with us!

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Photography: Linda Chaja Photography {A preferred member of The Wedding Chicks}
email: info@lindachaja.com

Event Design: Katy Carrier Events
Florist: Joey Molina of CANA Flowers
Letterpress:  Glidewell Press
Cake: Christine of  Dahl Pastries
Wedding Dress:  Maggie Sottero “Lavina”
Bridesmaids: Dessy
Hair and Make-up: Spring Quintel, Seattle, WA
Trolley: Santa Barbara Trolley Co.
Music (guitarist, steel drum band and DJ): AMS Entertainment

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A London Wedding In Syon Park By 39 East Photography

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We will fly you across the pond for Another romantic wedding from 39 East Photography. Andrew and Yuwen wanted to get married in London during the spring and where lucky enough to book Syon Park. A lovely historic venue that usually you would have to wait up to a year to book. The stars aligned and spot opened up and they snagged it.

Here are a few words from Yuwen on her Wedding Decor & Design.

We ended up with a color scheme of cream with spring yellow/orange with touches of silver. When speaking to our florist, she brought out beautiful soft blue and lavender flowers in addition to the spring yellow flowers we wanted. We decided that the lovely marble and alabaster colors in the Great Hall of Syon House, suited the soft blue scheme, and that the Conservatory venue for dinner matched the spring yellows very nicely. We printed the ceremony program in silver ink, and the menus and table signs in yellow and silver for the dinner to match the flowers.

We heartily recommend our florist – Victoria Brotherson from Scarlet & Violet. We loved her aesthetic – soft and organic arrangements that made full use of English flowers that were in season. She’s wonderful to work with and was so great in helping us shape the look and feel of the flowers for the day.

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More from the bride on all their lovely wedding details.

For our wedding cake, we liked the idea of a tiered cake that was fairly simple and elegant but with some splashes of color in between the layers, so we decided on a four-tier chocolate cake with white chocolate rolls and berries. ( I love the wedding cake, it looked delicious)

We used cotton bird designs purchased on etsy.com We loved that the artist, Angela, was based in England. Angela designed the birds according to our specification, including incorporating a section of the bride’s wedding lace into the bride bird.

Other details at our wedding included small pots of honey as wedding favors. We ordered the pots of honey, and then printed individual labels with each guest’s names after buying a font that we loved online from myfonts.com, and tied some gold ribbon on each pot to finish the look.

The tables we named after places of significance for us, which my husband then worked into his speech to tie in those seated at the tables. For example, the table “Marylebone” is named after one of our favorite areas in London.

For our ceremony, we also wanted one that would embrace the myriad cultural backgrounds and religious affiliations of our friends and family – which ranged from Christianity to Judaism to Hinduism. We were lucky to find the perfect minister in the local parish of the Unitarian Universalist church. We also had poetry readings by some of our closest friends: “Most Like An Arch this Marriage” by John Ciardi, and “Love Sonnet LXXIX” by Pablo Neruda.

At dinner, we had a Polaroid camera available at dinner for guests to take photos with and to stick into the guest book provided.

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Thank you so much CK from 39 East Photography for sharing this amazing London Wedding with us.

W: www.39eastphotography.com T: 805 256 5204

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Rock ‘n Roll Pizazz From Hubbard Photography

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Happy Friday Darlings! We want to kick off the pre weekend fun with some Rock ‘N Roll pizazz from the ever so talented Angela Hubbard! The wedding took place in Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, nestled up against the east side of Vancouver Island. You have to take a ferry or a sea plane to get there. How fun is that?

I adore the bride and groom’s alternative wedding attire. The dress a to die for, a dove gray silk dress by Badgley Mischka, Red Leather Patent Miu Miu Shoes with a perfect birdcage veil. Love it! The groom in a sleek custom designed suit also looking ultra fabulous.

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Photography: Hubbard Photography

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A London Wedding By Marianne Taylor Photography

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Loving today’s Real Wedding from Marianne Taylor Photography, one of our UK preferred vendors. Marianne photographs definitely have that artsy feel that I simply love. Magali and Jeff’s wedding took place at St. Marks Church built in 1864.

The reception was held at the Burgh House , built in 1704 during Queen Anne’s reign. Which I hear by the way has a lovely cafe if you ever want to stop for a cuppa. Since Magali is Portuguese and her family came from pretty much all over the world to attend the wedding. Also, her Japanese heritage, and graphic designer background, definitely had an influence on the beautiful and quirky details of this wedding as well.

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Blue and White Beach Wedding Ideas From Mathieu Photography

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Mathieu Photography sent us Kristen and PJ’s charming beach wedding that was held at the  The Pacific Edge Villa, in Laguna Beach, California. The ocean inspired details where perfect, especially the tiny paper cranes in shades of blue that hung from the Manzanita Tree. I also loved the delicate fans.

placed around the tree to cool down guests on the hot day. Nilo Ghandehari is responsible for all the lovely day of wedding decor. The candy table is always a big hit with guests. Anything sugary sweet puts everyone in a wonderful mood.

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Thank you again to Molly & Matt of Mathieu Photography for sending us Kristen and PJ’s lovely beach wedding.
Web: mathieuphotography.com
Phone: 714.618.4054

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Christina & Carlos a Puerto Rico Extravaganza

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We actually designed a few signs for Christina and Carlos’s detailed Puerto Rican Wedding so she was so kind to send over her festive event. Christina did not skip a beat when it came to details, sequenced converse, jeweled matchboxes all the way down to a cake ornately decorated with their lace theme. Their are so many other fabulous details you will not want to miss. Be and sure to check out their photographer Shawna Herring’s blog for more of this event as well information on all of her vendors. Thanks Christina for sharing these amazing event. Christina and Lisa planned the entire wedding. Visit here for more details.

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39 East Photography & some Bali delightfulness





39 East Photography sent us over this stunning Indonesian wedding. They also sent along all the details from the big day, hopefully this will give you a bit of inspiration and inside knowledge to a spectacular event. Thank you so much to 39 East Photography for sharing.

The couple, Joanne and David, who currently reside in Hong Kong, had requested that their wedding be intimate. They wanted details which were warm colored and reflected their fun, outgoing personality. The venue had to be a location where their guests could enjoy themselves before, during and after the wedding. The wedding planner, Hannah, thus settled on a villa, called Villa Atas Ombak, which had 150 ft of beach frontage as the venue of their wedding.

For the ceremony, the following details were setup
1. Heaven’s Gift erected a gazebo built of bamboo and fabric, adorn with warm coloured roses, deep red and green amaranthus and viburnum for the ceremonial altar.
2. Guests were given dishes of tuberose as confetti (LOVE THAT)
3. Bridal Party were dressed with a touch of coral orange in their attire, from groomsmen ties, to the bridesmaid dresses, and the headpieces of the flower girls

For the reception, the following details were setup
1. A Cookies and Sweets Galore table created for the guests. Guests were invited to help themselves to some of the couples favorite candy. A large cherry tree was installed to serve as the wishing tree for the couple. Guests sent their wishes and greetings for the couple while they enjoyed the local delights.
2. The banquet settings centralised around the key feature of Atas Ombak The Central Swimming Pool.
3. Marquees with pretty linings were lined up around the pool.
4. White Phalanenopsis Orchids, various range of Glandiflora roses and ranunculus were the key flowers for the reception.
5. The floating dance floor and the floating stage on the pool was the unique feature of the event. A Scottish pop band entertained the crowd with their numbers during the reception.
6. Special ambient lighting was installed within the marquee, and under the pool to create the magical overall. The surrounding frangipani trees were also lined with fairy lights, while trees around the villa were installed with warm lights to complete the enchanted settings.
7. Guests were served with best French cuisine food and wines from Mozaic Bali (renowned French restaurant in Bali). Mini cakes were specially designed for all guests to complete the theme.
8. And guests were given a leather photo frame with personalised words from the couple.
9. All wedding stationery from Invitations, Program Fan, Menu cards, place cards were all specially designed accordingly to the theme : Enchanted Bali.

Credits Given
Caterer : Mosaic Bali
Wedding Planner and Event planner : Heaven’s Gift (from flowers, to lighting, staging and sound system)
Musicians : The Disclaimers
Photography: 39 East Photgraphy

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Christine Meintjes a UK & South Africa Wedding Photographer

Christine Meintjes a photographer from Cape Town, South Africa emailed us with a few of her favorite weddings and immediately I feel in love with Juan and Adel’s Kalk Bay Wedding. The flowers where absolutely stunning. Love the cactus that was thrown into the mix and they fashionable bridesmaids. It is so nice to see the bridesmaids looking simply stylish.

We have to throw a special shout out to Juan, the groom. He is definitely rocking his own style, which is ever so evident in all the photos. If a groom feels comfortable in his duds, it going to show.


Kalk Bay seems like a dream for those looking for a laid back ocean atmosphere. Filled with vibrant colors, perfect for festive and fun back drops. I love Adel’s dress, the brooch adds such a nice piece of flair to an already beautiful attire.

web: www.christinemeintjes.co.za
blog: www.christinemeintjes.co.za/category/blog/
email: cm@christinemeintjes.co.za
tel: +27 82 293 4248

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Inviting Occasion an Orange County Event Designer

Larissa Rehder of Inviting Occasion Inc. sent us this Hawaiian Wedding filled with island inspired details. Inviting Occasion Inc. presents each bride with a water color painting so that they can visualize their particular design elements. What an amazing keepsake and a unique idea. The water color painting is an exact replica.

The Wedding was held at Hilton Waikoloa on the Big Island of Hawaii. I actually have stayed at that resort and it really is a magical place. The smell of Plumeria fills the air, and to this day I remember the tasty Kona coffee that was brought to our room.


The lovely photos were taken by Frank Amodo and the coordination done by Orchid Isle Weddings. Thank you Larissa for sharing this lovely wedding.

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Mark Davidson Photography | A Boston Wedding Photographer

A couple weeks ago, Mark Davidson Photography flew down to Miami for Andi and Ryan’s wedding. Andi and Ryan planned their destination wedding from home in Destin, Florida, where Ryan is stationed in the Air Force. After a year and a half of planning, Andi and Ryan finally had the wedding of their dreams, and all their closest friends and family were there to share it with them! We love the hues of blue in this destination wedding. Simple and sweet.

web: www.mark-davidson.com blog: blog.mark-davidson.com
email: mark@mark-davidson.com tel: 440.915.3583

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