Pink and Orange Wedding Ideas

Flourish Studio Photography sent along a few pink and orange wedding ideas that could definitely add a little pizzazz to any wedding. We especially love the painted white trees that can easily be used as decor at your wedding alter. Add colorful streamers to a painted tree and voila , you have an instant stylish backdrop.

One of our favorite steal worthy ideas is using fresh fruit as place cards. It’s budget-friendly and an easy way to add a pop of color to your table decor. See more pink and orange wedding ideas in the full gallery.

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Photographer: Flourish Studio Photography
Event Designer: Vanessa kruse
Makeup: Janine Schmenk
Hair: Kim Jundt Affordable Wedding Hair
Coordinator: Julia Hansen
Dress Designer: d’Anelli Bridal
Flowers: Sarah Tedford
Stationery: Esla Events
Table, plates & Rugs: Denver Design Works

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Colors: orange, pink
Styles: classic

Classic Wedding Ideas

Adam and Ashley were together for over eight years, so needless to say, she has been dreaming about their wedding together for quite some time. She has changed her mind as often as the wedding trends have changed. So, when the time finally came to actually plan their dream wedding, they both agreed that they wanted a romantic, timeless classic wedding.

Read on to hear more from Ashley and to see more classic wedding ideas visit the full gallery. All of this prettiness was photographed by Austin Gros.

From Ashley:

We knew from the get go that our wedding was going to be on a budget and lots of DIY projects, but not a detail left out! The ceremony site was the first decision we made… Ault Park Rose Garden. The garden is so beautiful that no decor was needed and along with the beautiful music my brother William played, it made the perfect setting for our wedding. Then we found the location of the reception, The Carnegie Event Center. The Carnegie was an old library and had so much charm. It was just the perfect size for our 90 guests and I loved all the original historic detail it had to offer. I started going to local thrift stores and collecting glass vases and wood picture frames. The signs and menus I just made on my computer. We bought the flowers wholesale and two days before the wedding, with the help of my wonderful family and bridal party, we made all the flower arrangements, bouquets, boutonnieres and decorated. I wanted a very whimsical and romantic feel with the flowers and decor. Everything was ivory with gold or wood accents and lots of candles. Being from Texas, I wanted to bring a little of that to our Ohio wedding. The food had a Mexican flare to it and my dad had Dr. Pepper shipped up from the Dublin, TX factory where they still use pure sugar cane and package in glass bottles to give as our favors!! The reception was a blast and we danced the night away with our friends and family!

I found our amazing photographer Austin Gros after hours of searching wedding blogs, and was the searching ever worth it! Austin truly captured what a special day it was for us and we will always be able to remember the special moments of our wedding day looking through these photos for years to come.

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Photographer: Austin Gros
Venue: Ault Park
Hair: Monroe at Mi Salon
Cake: A Spoon Fulla Sugar
Caterer: Funky’s
Cinematography: Iconography Video Services
Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier
Flowers: The Secret Garden
Groom’s Attire: J Crew
DJ: Drew Bryant

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Colors: blue
Styles: classic

Benj Haisch Photography

Benj Haisch Photography shared with us this Pacific Northwest wedding with super cute stationery that the bride designed herself. The groom is a musician and songwriter, so many of the flowers were made of lyrics from his sheet music, even the flowers that the girls threw down the aisle so Erin could walk down to his words. Adorable, right? Love the images of the groom singing to his new bride; so touching. Of course there are so many more images from Benj in the full wedding gallery.

Photographer: Benj Haisch Photography
Venue: Kensington Gardens, Gig Harbor, WA
Floral Design: Emily Hogan | Denise Levett
Groom’s Attire: J Crew

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Colors: gray
Styles: classic

Pink and Gold Wedding Decor

Yvonne Denault Photography along with Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling and a few other North Dakota wedding vendors collaborated together to bring you this styled shoot. They go into full detail on the all the planning tips and tricks over here.

We are huge fans of the sparkly gold trend, and when it is mixed with splashes of hot pink it becomes even more super gorgeous. We would love to see more pink and gold wedding decor used in real weddings. How about you?


Photography: Yvonne Denault Photography
Event and Floral Design | Coordinator: Sadie’s Couture Floral & Event Styling

Venue: The Toasted Frog, Grand Forks, ND
Makeup: Emily Newcomb Hair & Makeup
Hair: Emily Newcomb
Cake/Desserts: Love in the Oven
Dress Designer: Allure Style 8764
Groom’s Attire: The Ridge by Jean Yves
Jewelry: Amy Dwyer Jewelry
Shoe Designer: Bamboo
Stationery: A Milestone Paper Company
Dress Shop: Affairs by Brittany

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Colors: pink
Styles: classic

Simply Elegant Wedding by Hugh Forte Photography

The simple elegance of our next wedding takes our breath away from Hugh Forte. This elegant wedding was held at The Villa in San Juan Capistrano. Imagine your guests are seated for an intimate wedding ceremony, the glowing sun sets in the distance. “Smart lighting” warms the courtyard, gas lanterns are burning, and as vows are exchanged, the church bells are ringing in the background. Sounds as beautiful as it actually looks. Of course there are so many more lovely images to swoon over in the full gallery.

Photographer: Hugh Forte
Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Floral Design:Floral Occasions
Venue & Caterer: The Villa, San Juan Capistrano


DJ: DJ Mytar
Groom’s Attire: J Crew
Officiant: Bob Hartly
Shoe Designer: Kate Spade
Stationery: Flora and Fauna Press
Jewelry: Nordstrom
Dress Designer: Romona Keveza
Makeup: 
Lisa G. Artistry
Hair: Molly of 901 Salon, West Hollywood
Hair Accessories: Malis Henderson
Cinematography: Stephen Yao, Tim Cruz
Coordinator: Rey Munda, Michelle Tidwell

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Colors: pink
Styles: classic

Beautiful Spring Wedding by Brooke Trexler Photography

We normally do not post on the weekends, but we thought we would give you a little dose of Saturday wedding inspiration from Brooke Trexler. Mary and Winter made many of the elements themselves – including the lighting, most of the decorations, and the hand-built, amazing photo-booth. To see more of this Colorado wedding be sure to click here.

Photographer: Brooke Trexler
Venue: The Red Lion
Hair & Makeup: Holly
Cake: Piece Love and Chocolate
Caterer: Red Lion Restaurant
DJ: Tip Top Entertainment
Dress Designer: The Green Bride
Floral Design: Joy Ascher of Whole Foods
Officiant: Timothy Dobson

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Colors: purple
Styles: classic

Lakeside Chic Wedding From Ryan Ray Photography

A simple and elegant Lakeside wedding from one of our favorite The Hand-Picked Vendors wedding vendors Ryan Ray. He is the most charming Texas photographer and we just adore him. Enough gushing, let’s get back to the wedding, it has all the glamour & style of a big city wedding with the quaintness & comfort of the the piney woods of East Texas.

A few snippets that we would like to share are that the bridal party was encouraged to wear their own choice of shoes and statement jewelry so that they could feel unique and comfortable, and the typical bouquets were swapped for custom over-sized clutches, each adorned with a feather brooch. Be sure to see the entire gallery by clicking here.

Ryan Ray is one of our exclusive The Hand-Picked Vendors.  Hand-Picked Vendors are at the top of their game and provide excellent services! Our picks were chosen because of their commitment to excellence, stylish and fresh ideas, and their overall fresh approach to weddings. To learn more about how our Hand-Picked vendors are chosen please click here.

Photographer: Ryan Ray | Ash imagery
Dress Designer: Pronovias
Shoe Designer: Christian Louboutin
Event Design: Jack Barkley. Barkley Creative
Venue: The Cherokee Club. Longview, Tx

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Colors: black, gray
Styles: classic

Austin, Texas Green And Black Wedding

Ashley and Corey have been through a lot together in a short period of time. From Ashley having brain surgery, to working, school and being young parents – they really had their plate full. It really was a big deal for them to finally get married and celebrate beginning together and making their family official.

This green and black Texas wedding was captured by Forever Photography Studio and of course there is so much more to see in the entire wedding gallery.

Photographer: Forever Photography Studio

Venue: Hamilton Twelve
Cake: Simon Lee Bakery
Coordinator: Annie of Hamilton Twelve
DJ & Lighting: Greenbelt DJ
Dress Designer: Enzoani
Dress Store: Blush Bridal Lounge
Groom’s Attire: Etsy
Floral Design: Exquisite Petals
Ceremony Location: Queen of Angels Chapel

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Colors: black, green
Styles: classic

Rancho Los Lomas Eggplant And Chartreuse Wedding

Simple, modern and a bold color palette of eggplant and chartreuse makes our next wedding a show stopper. Adina and Josh had their gorgeous wedding at Rancho Los Lomas, a very unique Orange County wedding venue. Offering a rustic, elegant setting with natural beauty and a special zoological garden … if you were wondering where the zebra came from.

Planned to perfection by Swellegant Events. They thought of every last detail, including placing eggplant-colored pashmina wraps at the chair of each female guest for after dark. To see more of this Orange County Eggplant And Chartreuse Wedding that was captured by Melissa Brandman you must click here.

Cake & Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Venue: Rancho Los Lomas
Caterer: 24 Carrots

Photographer: Melissa Brandman
Event Design & Coordinator: Natalie Vishny of Swellegant Events
Hair & Makeup: Salon Gregories
DJ & Lighting: Atmosphere Entertainment
Dress Designer: Watters
Floral Design: Bloompia
Shoe Designer: Calvin Klein
Stationery: Girl Friday Designs
Bride’s Second Dress: Nicole Miller
Bride’s Second Pair of Shoes: Charles David

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Colors: green, purple
Styles: classic

Black Tie Boston Wedding

A perfectly lovely Jamaica Plain’s wedding held at the historic Loring-Greenough House. You might want to take note of a few steal-worthy ideas. One being the vintage hankies used as a wedding invitation and later thoughtfully framed. A perfect keepsake.

To see more images from this black tie affair with a vintage vibe, be sure to click here. Captured by Tyra Bleek Photography. Do share with us how much you are in love with the ombre cake. Amazing right?

It is becoming a popular tradition to use vintage typewriters as an alternative to your traditional guest book. Guests get involved and you also have a lovely little decor piece for your new home. Hopefully this trend does not fall out of fashion. We are curious to see what you think about it?

Dogs truly are part of your family and it is always lovely when couples incorporate them into their weddings. Our next couple placed their pooch’s face on homemade beer bottles. Making him the official spokesperson of the wedding. A definite steal-worthy idea.

Speaking of ideas, we also love that they wrote out all the beverages they will be serving on a chalkboard. A clever alternative to an open bar and a bit more cost effective.

Photographer: Tyra Bleek Photography
Venue: Loring Greenough House
Cake: Cake’s Milton
Caterer: Tables of Content
Floral Design: New Leaf Flores

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Colors: black
Styles: classic

Black Aves Dinnerwear By David Pressman Events

An Associate Member of the Royal Academy of Needlework, Sybil Francis was one of the first needlewomen in England. In the 1930′s, she embroidered a pillow that was translated into a copper print engraving and the first Aves dinnerware was produced. Black Aves with Gold was created at Gump’s request and launched as an exclusive for the store in 1987. A monochrome design with 22kt gold edges, the pattern represents the birds of paradise and was originally inspired by silk embroidery.

David Pressman Events designed an entire table around this iconic dinner wear. Complete with fancy lettering by Soolip and one stunning floral centerpiece by Krista Jon. To see the entire shoot by Aaron Delesie be sure to click here.

Photographer: Aaron Delesie
Event Design: David Pressman Events
Venue: Rolling Stone Cottage
Cake/Desserts:Pie from simple things
Floral Design: Krista Jon
Table, chairs, linens: Classic Party Rentals
Calligraphy: Soolip

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Colors: red
Styles: classic

A Funky Elegant Wedding by Michelle Sullivan Photography

It only seems to fitting to feature a California poolside wedding when we are all holding on so tightly to summer. It doesn’t hurt that the wedding is overflowing with all the right touches. A pair of Kelly green YSL peep toe pumps, a decadent hair piece and some fabulous flowers. To see more of this summer wedding captured by Michelle Sullivan be sure to click here.

Photographer: Michelle Sullivan
Cakes: Magnolia Bakery
Floral Design: Tropical Blossoms
Shoe Designer: Yves Saint Laurent
Makeup: Jessica Barton from the St.Regis and MAC
Hair: Rene Lastrapes from Reborn Beauty
Caterer: Lindsey Smith from Nirvana Grill
DJ: Devin Christopher from Night Life Entertainment

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Oshkosh, WI Wedding By Emily Steffen Photography

If you live in Wisconsin, then the perfect choice for a photographer would be Emily Steffen Photography. Emily and Jared’s Memorial day wedding truly shows off all of her talents. We love Emily so much that she is also one of our hand-picked wedding vendors. So you know she is good. Be sure to head on over to Emily’s hand-picked page to see more of her pretty work.

Photographer: Emily Steffen Photography

Venue: The Waters
Hair & Makeup: Loretta at Trillium Salon
Cake: The Tasteful Cake
Caterer: Fratellos
Cinematography: Lucky 13 Productions
DJ: Fortune Talent
Dress Designer: Justin Alexander
Floral Design: The Garden Gate

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Colors: pink
Styles: classic

Elegant Michigan Wedding From Jen Lynne Photography

Amy, the bride, is a quintessential example of a bride using our downloads and taking them to the next level. Everything was done with such elegance and style. It is a showstopper for sure in our book.

If you visit our site often, then you know that we have some really wonderful free downloads that are easy to use. They add some special touches and can save you a few pennies. This lovely Michigan wedding was shot on film by the very talented Jen Lynne Photography. Who is also a showstopper in our book. Be sure to see the entire wedding gallery by clicking here.

Photographer: Jen Lynne Photography

Venue: Spring Lake Country Club
Makeup: Julie Strating
Hair: Crown Jewel Salon
Cake: Erin Mooney of Top Tier Design
DJ: Adrian Butler
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Jewelry: J.Crew
Shoe Designer: J.Crew
Stationery: Wedding Chicks

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Colors: black, white
Styles: classic

Just Married Photography Session

We adore the idea of scheduling an extra session with your photographer after your wedding. You can have your makeup done again, slip into your fancy gown and get the photographs you have been dreaming of. Don’t you think this is such a great idea?

Here is a just married session from Kate Botwinski Photography. To see more just married photos click here.

Photographer: Kate Botwinski Photography

Hair & Makeup: Salon Stella
Dress Designer: Impressions Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss
Shoe Designer: Converse
Hair Accessories: JMG Jewel Designs

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Colors: yellow
Styles: classic

Vibrant Yellow and Orange Wedding

We have yet another incredibly talented bride that hand crafted most of all the wedding details by herself. There are so many stand out pieces made by Libby. We must admit that we are in love with the vibrant bridesmaid hair clips. Incredibly cute! To read more about all of Libby and Chris’s Redlands, California wedding click here. All of this prettiness captured by Katelin Wallace Photography.

Another fun element that showcased Libby and Chris’s fun and playful personalities was the ring bearer. Libby surprised Chris with an actual bear, well not a real bear. (: One of his friends dressed head to toe in a bear costume! The groom and crowd were surprised and showed it bouts of laughter!

Photographer: Katelin Wallace Photography

Venue: The Mitten Building
Makeup: Amy Clarke
Hair: Melody Rachunok
Cake: Martha Greene’s Bakery
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero via The Dresser in Fullerton
Floral Design: Jami at The Mitten Building
Groom’s Attire: Top Man
Jewelry: Forever 21
Lighting: Lanterns from Asian Ideas
Officiant: Pastor Bob Barnett of Seeker’s Chapel
Shoe Designer: Target
Stationery: paper from Kelly Paper, Michaels and Paper Source

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Colors: orange, yellow
Styles: classic

Wedding At The Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla

Alex and Pat wanted a wedding without any formality and aimed for the main focus on some good old fashion California fun. They chose a sleek venue with utterly breathtaking views and incorporated some silly fun into their day. Captured by Goodnickels Photography. Be sure to check out the entire wedding gallery by clicking here.

Photographer: Goodnickels Photography
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla
Makeup: Alison Christian
Cake & Desserts: Cups
Caterer: Giuseppe
Coordinator: Rachel Welland
DJ: David Cutler, Hit It Productions
Floral Design: Nellie Chan, Stems Design Studio
Shoe Designer: Luichiny
Stationery: Cotton Flower Press
Custom Sunglasses: Print Globe
Dress: Pronovias
Suit: Hugo Boss
Hair Dresser: Tovi Christie

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Colors: peach
Styles: classic

Exquisite Purple Wedding Ideas

This is for all you OC brides on the hunt for a group of exquisite wedding vendors. As you will see, this wedding was a spectacular event. The details were beautifully created by Divine Details and the photographs captured ever-so-beautifully by Mathieu Photography.

Be sure to see more elegant purple wedding ideas by clicking here.


Photographer: Mathieu Photography

Photographer: Matthew & Molly Snelson
Event Design: Mikaila Jayne * Divine Details
Venue: Tivoli Too
Floral Design: Sussanna * French Buckets
Officiant: Todd Rodarmel * The OC Wedding Guy

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Colors: purple
Styles: classic

Modern Georgia Wedding By Geneoh Photography

We love a great love story. Matt, the groom, who is a graphic designer, needed some vintage keys for a project and Nicole, the bride, just happened to have them. The rest is history and here is their Georgia wedding photographed ever-so-beautifully by Geneoh Photography.

There really are so many more beautiful wedding portraits of the bride and groom by Geneoh Photography that you just have to see by clicking here.

Photographer: Geneoh Photography


Venue: Agnes Scott

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Colors: blue
Styles: classic

High Fashion Wedding Inspiration

Who is ready for some serious fanciness? We have a editorial photo shoot from Delbarr Moradi for Scene Magazine’s Spring issue, in the Bay Area.

Talk about over the top razzle-dazzle. The shoot features some of our favorite wedding ateliers, Vera Wang, Romona Keveza, Jenny Packham and Melissa Sweet to name a few. Let us know which of the dresses you loved the most.

To see all the photos from the shoot click here.

Above, we have a large tulle dress with black bow by Vera Wang and Hairpiece by Maria Elena. The Jewelry is by Smythe & Cross Fine Jewelry and shoes by Valentino. We happen to have the entire Vera Wang wedding dress collection for you to peruse as well by clicking here.

Up next, we have the ever beautiful Vintage lace gown by Jenny Packham and hair piece by Maria Elena. Jenny really does boho chic right in this vintage inspired gown. Perfect for a backyard wedding in the spring. To see the entire Jenny Packham wedding dress collection click here.

We love us some Melissa Sweet, especially when it has a punk rock twist. The tea length gown is quite a head turner. The shoes are by Sam Edelmann and the jewelry cuff by Philippe Audibert Paris which you can buy at Bella Rosa Boutique. If you would like to swoon over more Melissa Sweet prettiness click here to view the entire collection.

The Rosettes gown is by Rosa Clara and veil by Clarissa Bridal Salon. This gown is so incredibly glamorous and oozes high fashion. We cannot express how we love a rosette done right.

Nothing says courthouse chic like Chanel and a bird cage veil by Maria Elena with a pair of good old fashion Jimmy Choo peep toe pumps. Wouldn’t you agree? We can honestly say that this lovely little Chanel number would most certainly be worn again after the papers were signed and the i dos have been said.

To see the rest of the dresses in this amazing shoot click here to see the entire gallery. Be sure you do not miss out on stunning gowns by Romona Keveza, Carolina Herrera and Daymor.

Photographer: Delbarr Moradi

Event Design & Stylist: Hasti Kashfia
Venue: Montalvo Arts Center
Makeup: Asal Beauty
Hair: Amanda Silva
Jewelry: Links of London

Mermaid lace gown by Romona Keveza
Shoes by Brian Atwood
Jewelry by Links of London

Short dress with long lace veil by Carolina Herrera
Veil by Toni Federici
Shoes by Jimmy Choo
Jewelry by Links of London

Long, tiered gown by Daymor
Shoes by Jimmy Choo
Jewelry by Links of London

Short, boat-neck gown by Michael Kors
Jewelry by Links of London

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Colors: black, white
Styles: classic

Lavender and Ivory Classic Wedding

Our next wedding, without a doubt, is truly a classic. It has a royal inspiration feel to it. Extremely classic and timeless with lavender and ivory elements flowing throughout.

Event Planner Carolyn Chen of The Special Day planned a magnificent event with over the top details. In fact, there are so many more breathtaking photographs to peruse in the full gallery. All of this elegant goodness was captured by Aaron Delesie.

A special thanks to Leila Khalil from Be Inspired PR for sharing these lovely wedding ideas with us.

Planner: The Special Day – Carolyn Chen
Photographer: Aaron Delesie
Venue: The Resort at Pelican Hill
Cake: The Resort at Pelican Hill
Florals: Nisie’s Enchanted Florist
Lighting: G2 Audio & Lighting
Rentals: chiavarichairrentals.com
Draping: Arriba L&H
Linens: Wildflower Linens
Invitations: Paper Girl
Printed Goods: Ly Nguyen Design
Hair/Makeup: Joyce Luck Style
DJ/MC: Hey Mister DJ
Musicians: Karla Ross Productions
Dancefloor: Barker Decor
Officiant: JP Reynolds

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Colors: purple
Styles: classic

Santa Ynez Wedding From Linda Chaja Photography

Long time sweethearts and Santa Barbara locals Rosana and Adam envisioned something very traditional for their wedding day. An event blending Rosana’s very traditional 1st generation Mexican-American upbringing and Adam’s more relaxed 4th generation experience. Photographed by Linda Chaja Photography and perfectly planned by event coordinator Armando Martinez for Alegria by Design.

To see the entire gallery and read more about this Santa Ynez wedding click here.

Event Planning & Design: Armando Martinez for Alegria by Design

Photographer: Linda Chaja Photography
Bridal Accommodations: Hotel Corque
Ceremony: Old Mission Santa Ines
Reception: Tres Hermanas Winery
Rentals: Town and Country Event Rentals
Catering & Cake: Duo Catering and Events
Truffles: Jessica Foster Confections
Flowers: The Village Gardener
Hair: Lucy Salgado for Salon U
Music: Mariachi Los Rancheros of AMS Entertainment
Printed Materials and Invitation: Lazaro Press
Dress: Jim Hjelm
Custom Veil & Headpiece: Mercedes Trump
Makeup: Romina Negro

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Colors: orange, purple
Styles: classic

Elegant Outdoor Wedding From Kevin Chin Photography

Our next wedding is some true California outdoor romance from Kevin Chin Photography.

It is the perfect example of outdoor elegance. The entire look and feel is insanely gorgeous, from the lovely lace dress to the soft and delicate floral arrangements.

Photographer: Kevin Chin Photography + Cinema

Event Design & Coordinator: Jenne Hohn Events
Floral Design: Sharla Flock Floral Design
Cake/Desserts: Costeaux Bakery
Caterer: Park Avenue Catering
DJ: Wonderbread 5

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Colors: green, purple
Styles: classic

Gorgeous City Affair Wedding From Janae Shields

San Fransisco is a magical place to have a city wedding, it has that old world charm with all the touches of a modern city.

Enjoy this black tie affair with purple touches from Janae Shields. The bride’s dress is quite stunning with that elaborate bead work, don’t you think? Be sure to see the entire wedding gallery with all the gorgeous details.

Ring Bearer Bowls: Palomas Nest

Photographer: Janae Shields
Event Design: Event Space SF
Venue: Bently Reserve
Cake/Desserts: Satura Cakes
Caterer: Thomas John Events
Coordinator: Event Space SF
DJ: Denon & Doyle
Floral Design: Amy Burke Designs
Invitations: Aerialist Press
Makeup: Make Up By Mina
Hair: I Do Weddings

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Colors: purple
Styles: classic

Hotel St. Cecilia Wedding Cory Ryan Photography

If we ever make it to Texas, we are for sure going to stop by the Hotel St. Cecilia for a stay or perhaps just to hang out by the pool.

The hotel is a secluded estate in Austin’s South Congress district. Named in honor of the patron saint of music and poetry. A perfectly stylish venue for your wedding. All photographed by Texas wedding photographer, Cory Ryan.

Photographer: Cory Ryan
Event Design: Gina Whittington
Venue: The Long Center
Makeup: Kandy Glass
Caterer: Sterling Affairs
Coordinator: Clink Events
DJ: CJ Kit Ketterman
Floral Design: Rosehip Flora
Lighting: Ilios

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Colors: purple, yellow
Styles: classic

Smog Shoppe Wedding By So Happi Together

The Smog Shoppe is always a WC favorite. The ideal venue if you are dreaming of a contemporary and fresh wedding. So Happi Together made sure that Christin and Elbert stayed true to the modern aesthetic of the venue. To read more on  So Happi Together’s decor tips be sure to click here.

All captured by the hip and happening The Image is Found. Let’s not forget the dazzling cake from one of our Hand Picked Vendors Vanilla Bakeshop.


Photography: The Image is Found
Cake/Desserts: The Vanilla Bakeshop
Venue: The Smog Shoppe


Event Design & Coordinator: So Happi Together
Stationery: Hello Lucky
Makeup & Hair: Nicole DeAnne
Caterer: Jalisco’s Mobile Taco Grill and Huntington Catering
Cinematography: Safflare
DJ: ipod
Dress Designer & Veil : Tomato Weddings
Floral Design: Floral Elements

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Colors: pink
Styles: classic

A Succulent Wedding By Love & Splendor

This is for all of you lovely ladies planning a spring extravaganza. Keep on reading to find out all the juicy details of this succulent wedding from Angel of Events of Love and Splendor. Be sure to see the full wedding gallery overflowing with yellow and gray details.

Sarah and Steve envisioned a fresh and elegant springtime wedding dressed in cheery canary yellow and steely gray. They selected the striking rotunda and courtyard of Pasadena’s gorgeous city hall as the backdrop for their celebration. It offered a blank canvas for the wedding, and the bright, modern palette looked amazing juxtaposed against the looming classical architecture. Repeating elements in the wedding design included succulents, driftwood, mercury glass and an organic, California-inspired look. On the big day, the wedding shined with the perfect balance of whimsy and sophistication.

Coordinator: Angel Swanson – Events of Love and Splendor
Lighting: Classic Party Rentals


Floral Design: The Treasured Petal
Photographer: Jerry Yoon Photographers
Venue: Pasadena City Hall
Makeup: Kelly Zhang
Hair: Kelly Zhang
Cake/Desserts: Cake Sensations
Caterer: The Kitchen for Exploring Foods
DJ: Ian Gotler – Red Shoe LA
Shoe Designer: www.christianlouboutin.com

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Colors: gray, yellow
Styles: classic

Classic Rochester, NY Wedding From Alyse French Photography

Pete and Nicole married in beautiful Rochester, NY. Their big day dripped with beautiful details. The entire wedding party dressed in J. Crew, down to the bride’s gorgeous ivory gown. The reception decor included centerpieces of tall, hand-selected branches, upon which votive candles hung and flickered their dreamy, romantic light during a tented celebration. This classic New York wedding was photographed by Alyse French Photography.

There are many more images to see in the full wedding gallery.

Photographer: Alyse French Photography
Venue: Cassara Management Group
Cake/Desserts: Little Bakery
Caterer: Fiddlehead Concepts
DJ: Fingerlakes Entertainment
Dress Designer: J. Crew
Floral Design: Rockcastle Florist
Groom’s Attire: J. Crew
Jewelry: J. Crew
Officiant: Groom’s Father

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Colors: black, pink
Styles: classic

Smog Shoppe Wedding From He and She Photography

Two words: good times! From attire to decor, the bride and groom nailed it all. They did all the design and decorating themselves! They are an artsy duo, these two, and I suppose that’s why the Smog Shoppe made for a perfect wedding location. Speaking of artsy duos, He & She Photography are the masters behind this heck of a wedding. Sit back relax and enjoy.

Be sure to check out all the images by clicking here.


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Venue: Smog Shoppe
Video: Chris Gill Productions
Flowers: Bride & Groom!

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Colors: green, purple
Styles: classic

Tennessee Black Tie Wedding By Kristyn Hogan

We cannot resist a classic and timeless wedding. Where the men wear bow ties and the ladies wear fitted cocktail gowns. Can it get any more romantic than that? This lovely affair was captured beautifully by Kristyn Hogan. To see the entire wedding gallery click here.

Photographer: Kristyn Hogan
Venue: War Memorial
Cake/Desserts: The Sweetest Day
Caterer: Nick’s Catering
Cinematography: 2Duce2
Coordinator: Simply Stunning Events
DJ: Super T (band)
Dress Designer: Priscilla of Boston
Floral Design: Brocade Design Arts
Groom’s Attire: Street Tuxedo
Lighting: Bradfield Stage Lighting
Shoe Designer: Christian Dior
Bride’s Dress from: The Bride Room
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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Ottawa Yacht Club Wedding From Melissa Johnston Photography

We are off to Ottawa for a Yacht Club Wedding from Melissa Johnston Photography. We are smitten with all the thoughtful details that Angela put into planning her special day.  You’re going to enjoy all the DIY details from the invitations, to the mustaches on sticks, to the center pieces, to the birch tree trunk name holders, you name it – Angela made them! She even used some of our Formal Crest download for some of her do-it-yourself projects. You can see all of our downloads here. Yay Angela! You have to see more of the images by clicking here.

Photography: Melissa Johnston
Cake: The Lush Cake
Make Up: Dior
Hair: Ashley Droogh @ Chiquitaz Hair Salon
Venue: Britannia Yacht Club
DJ: Quality Entertainment
Flowers: Trillium Floral Design
Centerpieces: Angela herself DIY
Tux’s: Tip Top Tailors
Invitations: Angela herself (DIY’d them all)
Dress: Mori Lee 4524 Luxe Taffeta
Bridesmaid Dresses: B2 by Jasmine -B3031

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Colors: black, white
Styles: classic

Hummingbird Nest Ranch Wedding By Elizabeth Messina Part II

As promised we are back with more Elizabeth Messina in honor of our new website. Let us know how much you love this Hummingbird Nest Ranch Wedding. We especially love the butterfly details and all the romantic touches. Be sure to see all of Elizabeth‘s magical work by viewing the entire wedding gallery here.

Photography: Elizabeth Messina
Coordinator: Jamie Hastings
Location: Hummingbird Nest Ranch Wedding

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Colors: white
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Hummingbird Nest Ranch Wedding By Elizabeth Messina Part I

We decided that there was no better way to kick off our new design than sharing something beautiful from Elizabeth Messina. This wedding is so charming that we will be featuring it in two parts to ensure you can soak up every last detail. In the meantime enjoy this Hummingbird Nest Ranch Wedding.

Be sure to see all the magical photos by clicking here.

Photography: Elizabeth Messina
Coordinator: Jamie Hastings
Location: Hummingbird Nest Ranch Wedding

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Colors: white
Styles: classic

Yellow and Cobalt Blue Wedding From Corey Ann

What happens when an invitation designer designs her dream wedding? Well, of course it oozes with juicy paper details, fun accessories and of course tons of style. Captured beautifully by Ohio wedding photographer Corey Ann Photography. There are so many more yellow and cobalt blue wedding details to see. Click here to see them all.

Photographer: Corey Ann Photography
Coordinator: Emilie Duncan Event Planning

Photographer: Corey Ann Photography
Venue: The Loft at Smith Brothers
Makeup: Studio Forvero
Hair: Rafiel’s Salon
Cake/Desserts: Short North Piece of Cake
Caterer: The Loft at Smith Brothers
Coordinator: Emilie Duncan Event Planning
DJ: DJ Lou Schocken
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero
Floral Design: Elegant Touch
Groom’s Attire: Tommy Hilfiger
Jewelry: Leo Alfred
Officiant: Richard A. Burnett
Shoe Designer: plvstudio
Stationery: Print Julep
Veil or Hair Accessories: Brenda’s Bridal Veils

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Colors: blue, yellow
Styles: classic

Sweet Yellow Wedding By All you Need is Love Events

You are going to want to grab some coffee and sit a while for this wedding. Bright and happy and details galore, we hope you enjoy this sweet yellow wedding that was actually sent to us by the bride, who is also a wedding coordinator. So, you know all the details are going to be good. Vikki from  All you Need is Love Events shares all the details from her big day. Click here to read all about it.

Although All you Need is Love Events handled the event design,  Brooke Keegan Events coordinated this spectacular day.  Brooke Keegan Events one of our hand picked vendors. Click here to view the entire wedding gallery.

Coordinator: Brooke Keegan Events
Hair & Makeup: Kacee Geoffroy

Photographer: True Photography
Event Design: All You Need is Love Events
Venue: Estancia La Jolla
Cake/Desserts: Sweet Cheeks Bakery
Caterer: Estancia La Jolla
DJ: The Flashdance
Dress Designer: Paloma Blanca
Floral Design: Chandra Abel
Jewelry: vintage – wore the necklace my mom wore on her day
Shoe Designer: Kate Spade
Stationery: Patina Prints
Veil or Hair Accessories: Patina Prints
Ceremony/Cocktail Music: Diogo Andrade
Cinematography: Ron King


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Colors: yellow
Styles: classic

Elegant Deep Purple Wedding From Events by Heather Ham

Brad and Emily currently live in New York city, but both of their families and most of their friends are back home in California, so it only made sense to have the wedding there. They wanted it to be simple and classy, and for everyone to just have a great time. All the glorious purple wedding ideas were carefully orchestrated by Events by Heather Ham and photos captured beautifully by on of our Wedding Chicks preferred wedding vendors Halberg Photographers.

To learn all the secrets behind this elegant wedding from Events by Heather Ham, be sure to click here.

Photographer: Halberg Photographers
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Coordinator: Events by Heather Ham
Bride: Emily Zuzik
Venue: The Valley Club
Hair & Makeup: Lisa Dempsy
Cake/Desserts: Montecito Confections
Ceremony Musicians: Santa Barbara String Quartet
Transportation: AITS
Photo Booth: Classic Photo Booth
Dress Designer: Forever Yours
Floral Design: SR Hogue
Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss
Officiant: Markus Kettles
Shoe Designer: Loeffler Randall
Invitations: VO Handmade

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Elegant Viceroy Wedding From Lane Dittoe Photography

We love The Viceroy in Palm Springs! Even more so when there is a hip and happening wedding captured by Lane Dittoe Photography. Jaymee and Kyle’s was filled with pretty pink touches including a stunning gown from San Patrick tied ever so perfectly with a gray sash. It is a must that you visit the entire wedding gallery if you are looking for some fabulous inspiration.

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Lane Dittoe Photography
Videographer: Lighthouse Studios
Lighting: Arrangements Design
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Dress: San Patrick
Flowers: Arrangements Floral Design
On Site Coordinator: Jessica Fauls
Hair & make up: Design Visage
DJ: Joey Altobelli
Cake: Over the Rainbow Cupcakes

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Colors: gray, pink
Styles: classic

Elegant Peach Wedding Ideas

Britt wanted her wedding to be classic and elegant with a vintage feel and that relaxed Santa Barbara mood. In order to help fulfill her vision, she enlisted family and friends, and of course, one of our favorite coordinators, Merryl Brown Events. With their help, she was able to achieve this lovely peach Santa Barbara wedding, captured with beauty and grace by Jessica Lewis Photography.

Read on to find out more details from Britt below and of course there are so many more elegant peach wedding ideas to see. Click here to view the entire gallery.

From the bride, Britt:

“I designed the books on the table, but they were put together by Maggie Hammer in IL, who is a friend of my mom. The guests’ escort cards each had a place on them in lieu of a table number. If their card said ‘San Remy’ then the book at their table was ‘San Remy’. Each book had a write up of a different place Roni and I had been together. I also wanted to have pictures of the different places in the books. Each book also contained questions for the guests to fill out, for example, ‘What is one book that Britt should read and one that Roni should read?’ I wanted my wedding to be very personal. I also wanted to have lasting memories; so many people had told me that your wedding night flies by and it was very hard to remember. I wanted to have peoples thoughts and memories from my wedding forever. I chose fabric over ribbon to tie the books together with because fabric frays. I wanted the books to have a vintage feel and frayed fabric helped to do that. The fabric was tied in big bows to give it a girly feel.

“One of my bridesmaids is an artist and drew out birds that were printed onto mugs that I used for wedding favors. She also drew the peony that was used on the escort cards. I wanted my wedding to be as personal as possible, so I did all that I could myself and what I couldn’t do (like drawing) I had my close friends and family do. More than anything I really wanted my wedding to be memorable and fun.”


Photography: Jessica Lewis Photography
Day of Coordinator: Merryl Brown Events

Flowers: Cody Floral
Cake: Coconut cake from Montectio Cafe
Makeup: Tomiko Taft
Hair: Victoria Vaccarello
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Mother of Pearl Guestbooks: Bourdage Pearls in Chicago
Bridesmaid Dresses and Groomsmen ties: Two Birds
Groomsmen suits: Calvin Klein
Bird Cage: A vintage store called Punch, in Santa Barbara
Bird Candles: Pottery Barn
Dress: Lazaro
Beaded Sash: Marisa

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Colors: peach
Styles: classic

Pink And Chocolate Brown Wedding Ideas

Filled with all the perfect little pink and brown details, everything about this wedding screams pretty. We love the adorable custom wedding fans and little jars filled with pink jelly beans. All of the thoughtful details were thanks to the bride’s sister, Jessica Burns. This wedding was captured by Burbank wedding photographer, Amy Stone Photography.

To see the entire wedding gallery filled with more pink wedding ideas, click here.

Photography: Amy Stone Photography
Flower & Event Design: Jessica Burns
Labels: myweddinglabels.com
Mercury glass accents: lunabazaarcom
Apothecary Jars: saveoncrafts.com
Shoes: Grazia
Wedding Dress: Rosa Clara
Bridesmaids: Davids Bridal in Truffle

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Colors: brown, pink
Styles: classic

Elegant Purple Wedding Ideas

Keeley and Brad had an intimate ceremony with just family in the beautiful chapel at Roswell United Methodist Church, and then friends joined them for the reception at 550 Trackside. This wedding was filled with elegant purple and gold details, including a to-die-for brooch bouquet and a wedding cake overflowing with gorgeous brooches.

To see the entire gallery filled to the brim purple wedding ideas.

Photography: The Studio B Photography
Ceremony Venue: Roswell United Methodist Church
Reception Venue: 550 Trackside
Dress: Sottero and Midgley style JSM1103
Shoes: Nina
Transportation: Georgia Trolley Service
Caterer: Masterpiece Events
Brooch Bouquet/Boutonnieres: Inspirations by Ingrid
Custom Cake Topper: Sophia’s Workshop
Guest Book: Elegantly Bound Books
Escort Cards: Design by Paisley Prints
Table numbers, gold trains: Hand made by bride’s dad
DJ: Storyline Creations
Cake: The Frosted Pumpkin
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse: Pronto Uomo
Groom’s Tie: Robert Talbott
MOH Dress: Macy’s
MOH shoes: Shoe Jewels
Table Decor and Linens: Perfect Petals
Chiavari Chairs and gold chargers: La Belle Weddings
Veil: Seamstress Linda Gillentine

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Colors: gray, purple
Styles: classic

Classic La Jolla Wedding Film

Remember the stunning La Jolla wedding from Orange County wedding photographer, Boutwell Studio. It is pretty amazing! We also have all the images for you to view right here.

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Photography: Boutwell Studio
Month Of Wedding Planner: Brooke Keegan
Cinematography: Crafthouse Productions
Hair and Makeup: Nyrie Aitken, Symmetry Beauty

Venue: Estancia Resort, La Jolla, CA
Florist: Holly Flora
Invitations: Bella Figura
Rentals and Linens: Concepts Event Design
Cake: Sweetcheeks Bakery
Dress Designer: Rosa Clara
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Favors and Programs: DIY

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Classic Peach Wedding Ideas

Be Inspired PR shared with us Kristy Rice of Momental Designs 10 year anniversary. This big renewal bash that was an eclectic mix of vintage finds and artful details. From depression glass centerpieces to hand painted western novel invitations and a Sylvia Weinstock Cake inspired by Kristy’s artwork, the couple infused every last corner of the 1800′s Victorian summer home with details that spoke of their personality and life together. Read on to learn more details.

Be sure to see the entire gallery of this lovely day by clicking here

THE INVITATIONS: After a magical time in Zion National Park renewing our vows we could hardly wait for the big party in Pennsylvania to celebrate with those who were unable to travel. Bringing a touch of the southwest to our party in PA was really important, so when I found this collection of Zane Grey Novels I knew I had to include them somehow.

Zane Grey was a prolific western adventure author who spent the later years of his life in Pennsylvania. The historical landmark that once was his home is 45 minutes from ours! The symbolism was perfect; western writer who spends his later years near our hometown. And the price wasn’t too shabby either; only $0.65 per book at a local vintage shop!

Betsy Dunlap’s work has been present throughout our renewal invitations and save the dates so I saw it fitting to have her create an image that I could have turned into a rubber stamp. I knew hand painting 75 books would be a chore but didn’t want to make it an impossible task. Betsy penned a frame of text that repeated the words “Kristy and Adam 10 Years.” I then imposed one of my Cosmo illustrations and sent the image off to a stamp maker. White acrylic was brushed onto the stamp and voila, our altered book invitations were begun!

Each bloom was then painted with various color inks; four shades of orange and red, a touch of gold, and three shades of green. Rich, heavy strokes of color were added to each bloom to contrast the rough, water-stained shape the books were in when we found them. Black velvet ribbon acted as a simple bookmark to discover the page in the book where the actual invitation was adhered. Betsy also created the calligraphy for the kraft paper address labels, which were adhered to boxes that contained the party invitation and Zane Grey novels.

Submitted by: Be Inspired PR
Celebration Venue: The Cottage at Hillside Farms (Dallas, PA)
Flowers: Fifty Flowers with DIY arrangements
Photography: Darker Shades of Brown
Cake: Sylvia: Weinstock Cakes
Stationery: Momental Designs
Linens: La Tavola Linens

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Colors: peach
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Classic Chicago Pink & Gray Wedding

I guess you might have noticed that we are spending the weekend in the windy city known as, Chicago. Today we are venturing downtown to check out Julia and Brent’s classic city wedding. They tied the knot at the new Elysian Hotel. Which looks to be an utterly fabulous Chicago wedding venue. This is an excellent opportunity to take a peak at this luxury hotel, if you were thinking of getting married in downtown Chicago.

Enjoy all the pink and gray details, that Aruna B. Photography shared with us. Please be sure to check out the entire wedding by clicking here.

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Ceremony Location: Fourth Presbyterian Church – Classic Church on Michigan Ave.
Reception Location: Elysian Hotel
Wedding Dress Designer: San Patrick
Bridesmaids Dresses Designer: J.Crew
Florist: Bride’s mother
Invitation Design/Letterpress: Bella Figura
Cake Designer: Elysian Pastry Chefs

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Colors: gray, pink
Styles: classic

Chicago Farm Wedding

Welcome to Weekend Wedding where we make sure you get your all the inspiration you need to make it through the weekend. Today we have Tom and Alexa’s Chicago Farm Wedding.

The couple was married at Alexa’s family farm in the northwest suburbs of Chicago where not only her parents were married, but her two sisters as well. The farm is full of the family’s precious antiques and heirlooms, and nostalgia lingers in the air. They chose the 39th anniversary of Alexa’s parents, June 26th to wed. They tied the knot in the same small church as her parents and sisters before riding in her grandmother’s Rolls Royce to the family farm. Cocktail hour was enjoyed surrounding the pool and later guests moved into the tent to dance the night away to an 8 piece orchestra. A special thanks to KT MERRY for sharing this with us.

Be sure to check out the entire wedding gallery here.

Photographer: KT MERRY
Caterer:  Catering by Michael’s
Florist: Kehoe Designs
Band: TVK Orchestra
Tent: HDO Productions tents for events inc
Valet: Sidney Valet Service
Linens: BBJ Linens
Videographer: Shawn Christensen Video Productions

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Colors: white
Styles: classic

Fargo, North Dakota Zoo Wedding

Are you looking for a unique wedding venue in Fargo, ND? Matt and Amanda found a great wedding venue, Red River Zoo. We think it’s a pretty unique place to get married. The wedding was light and airy, with simple and sweet wedding decor. Most of the wedding details were done by the bride and groom. Amanda designed the invitations and the programs, and Dodie Maas arranged all the floral arrangements. Thanks to the lovely Katie Lewis Photography for sharing this North Dakota wedding with us.

You have to check out all the wedding details by clicking here. You will not want to miss the day of decor and the wedding desserts.

Photography: Katie Lewis Photography, Inc.
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Red River Zoo
Bride’s Dress: Rush’s Bridal, Minneapolis, MN
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridal Shop, Fargo, ND
Groom/Groomsmen Suits: Men’s Warehouse
Flowers: Purchased at Bloom’n House in Beulah, ND and arranged by Dodie Maas at From Heart to Hand (wedding decorator)
Make-Up:  Mary Kay
Hair: Nanette’s Salon de Beaute
Cake: A dessert buffet from Nichole’s Fine Pastry, Fargo, ND
DJ: PowerPlay DJ, Fargo, ND
Decorator : Dodie Maas of From Heart & Hand Weddings & Events
Rental Company: RentAll

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Colors: green, purple
Styles: classic

Classic Malibu Wedding

Michelle & Barrett had a relaxed wedding at The Adamson House in Malibu. Michelle was inspired by a small vignette of succulents, shells and crystallized rock that they placed on their head table. They brought in the laid back and relaxed feeling of the beach with turquoise & purple accents, a lounge for guests to relax and flowing organic florals. Barrett & Michelle took on quite a bit on their own. Barrett handmade all of the beer at their home. Michelle handmade grapefruit liquor from the grapefruit tree at their newly purchased home. The labels, coordinating with the rest of the paper materials, fit the theme perfectly. As they are both from the east coast, they really wanted all of their out of town guests to feel comfortable. To have fun. To be able to relax. It was the perfect event for just that. Relaxed. Fun.

A special thanks to Hazelnut Photography for sharing this wonderful wedding with us. Be sure to check all the wonderful images in our gallery.


Cake – Erica O’Brien Cakes

Photographer: Hazelnut Photography
Hair & Make-up – The Art Form Studio
Coordinator – Cassandra Santor
Caterer -  Truly Yours
DJ – Hey Mr. DJ
Flowers – My Wedding Blooms
Rentals - Classic Party Rentals
Videography – American Marriage Documentary
Paper Goods – Flite Design

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Colors: blue, purple
Styles: classic

New Jersey Sparkling Wedding

Krystle lived up to her name and glowed with a radiance in her Priscilla of Boston wedding gown and her Benjamin Adams shoes. How much do you love her shoes? These ultra glamorous platform peep-toe style heels that are encrusted with hundreds of sparkling clear and AB Swarovski crystals really make a statement.

Enjoy the rest of Ryan and Krystle’s wedding captured by one of our Preferred New Jersey Wedding vendors, Kay English Photography.

New Jersey Wedding Photographer, Kay English Photography is a preferred vendor of The Wedding Chicks and a proud sponsor.

Dress: Priscilla of Boston
Shoes: Benjamin Adams
Venue: Chakra
Church: Assyrian Orthodox Church of Virgin Mary, Paramus, NJ
DJ: extravagantentertainment.com

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Colors: brown, green
Styles: classic

Peacock Wedding Ideas

We know that you love a peacock themed wedding! Especially with a bold color palette of teal, aqua, lavender, and gold. This inspirational wedding shoot is bold and beautiful! There are for sure some steal worthy ideas in here for you from Alden Blair Events & Tyra Bleek Photography.

They used traditional elements in the stationery pattern as well as other items: formal invitations, individual menu cards, champagne favors, and dramatic centerpieces set the tone for a formal event. In order to add a touch of modern elegance they mixed in ghost chairs, stemware, chargers, and cigar favors which for sure adds that contemporary touch.

Photography: Tyra Bleek Photography
Event Coordinator: Alden Blair Events
Flowers: Blooms of Hope
Locations: Brookline, MA and Gondola Di Venezia – Boston, MA
Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

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Colors: blue, purple
Styles: classic

Glamorous Wedding From Elizabeth Messina

Who is ready for something truly pretty from Elizabeth Messina? We’re glad you are, because we have the lovely wedding of Bodee and Patrick.

Bodee wanted to focus of their wedding to be both glamorous and modern. She chose yellow as her main color because not only is it her favorite color, but it also  represents her relationship with Patrick…HAPPY! How much do you love that?

They chose the elegant, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as their venue because of the amazing interior, the gold pillars, gorgeous chandeliers, lime green carpet and gold accents. This amazing Los Angeles wedding venue has floor to ceiling windows with views of the San Fernando valley, Hollywood and the rest of Los Angeles. Making it an ideal setting for a glamorous wedding all captured by the ever so wonderful Elizabeth Messina. Who happens to now be on twitter, so stop by and say hi.

Photography: Elizabeth Messina
Venue: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Catering : Patina Catering
String Quartet: Fiddlestix
Dj : Next Level Entertainment
Flowers: Commerce Flowers
Cake: Viktor Bene’s Bakery
Favors: Joan’s On Third
Bride’s Dress : Ulla Maija
Groom’s Tuxedo: Dolce & Gabbana
Shoes: Christian Dior
Birdcage Veil Flower: Alice Hart Couture
Gloves: Vintage from the Paper Bag Princess
Hair & Make Up: Kelly Zhang

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Bel Air Bay Club Wedding In Pacific Palisades

Classic, traditional and graceful sums up this Bel Air Bay Club wedding in a nutshell. Lauren and Mitch had an elegant wedding filled to the brim with elegant touches.

Their Jewish and Christian wedding took place on the grass of Bel Air Bay Club overlooking the ocean. Lauren’s dress was absolutely stunning. The bride glowed. Mitch wasn’t dressed in the typical black suit, but rather a brown one that helped accent Lauren’s dress. The whole wedding party was dressed in Earth tones, which went nicely with the theme of the reception. The reception had a market place feel with the tables being named after herbs. As the bride and groom left, their guests gathered handfuls of white rose petals to shower them with. This was a cute twist on the throwing of the rice tradition.

Sara France Photography did an excellent job capturing this event with grace and elegance, and Savoir Flair Wedding Coordinating created a memorable atmosphere that the couple and their guests will remember forever.

Photographer: Sara France Photography

Wedding coordinator: Ryan Larson Savoir Flair Wedding Coordinating
Venue: Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades, CA
Invitations | programs: Cheree Berry
Flowers: Fiore Designs
Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Catering: Bel Air Bay Club
Band for reception: DeBois Entertainment
Strings at ceremony: Spotlight Music
Paper products for gift bags: Kristin Gara
Hair and makeup: Deborah Pannier

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Elegant La Jolla Wedding

Prepare for something simply delightful from Boutwell Studio that’s totally going to inspire you. We have the elegant wedding of Brett and Melissa, held at one of our favorite San Diego wedding venues, The Estancia Resort. Nestled in the heart of Torrey Pines on nine acres in a unique rancho style, the intimate outdoor gardens and elegant indoor spaces set the stage for any wedding.

Enjoy all the lovely details and classic touches that could not have been accomplished without month of coordinator Brooke Keegan Weddings and Events.

Bubbles and butterflies are quite nice but, Brett and Melissa opted to place adorably designed bags on each guests chair filled with cut out paper hearts. They called it, “The Heart Parade!” Guests were prompted to tear open the paper bag, grab hearts and shower the newlyweds with cut out paper hearts. You have to admit the idea is utterly adorable.

We know that you are going to swoon over all of the soft and sweet wedding touches that Brett and Melissa incorporated into their wedding details. Another steal worthy idea is to post your family and friends photo booth pictures on your wedding web site for everyone to see. How cute is the sign that they made above?

Photography: Boutwell Studio
Month Of Wedding Planner: Brooke Keegan
Cinematography: Crafthouse Productions
Hair and Makeup: Nyrie Aitken, Symmetry Beauty

Venue: Estancia Resort, La Jolla, CA
Florist: Holly Flora
Invitations: Bella Figura
Rentals and Linens: Concepts Event Design
Cake: Sweetcheeks Bakery
Dress Designer: Rosa Clara
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Favors and Programs: DIY

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Atlanta Elegant Wedding

Meghan and David had a small budget and less than six months to plan their Atlanta wedding. With the gracious help from family and friends they were able to pull off their dream wedding. Meghan dove right in and created most of the wedding projects on her own. At times she was overwhelmed, but knew that the money she was saving and the rewards of DIY wedding projects would outweigh the stress. Photographed by Atlanta wedding photographer, Jeremy of Harwell Photography.

From the bride on her DIY projects: To start, I drew an oak tree that would be on our programs and party favors. My desire was to create an environment that was elegant, yet airy and whimsical. The venue was at my dear friend’s home. The setting was perfect for the vision and theme of the wedding. I spent time studying inspiring wedding blogs and etsy, which expanded my vision. My wonderful Aunts and friends did all the flower arrangements, bouquets and centerpieces and made the delicious cakes.

Photography: Harwell Photography


Makeup & Hair: MARAZ
Brides Dress: Bridal Sense by Atelier
Hair/flower- Virginia Geiger on Etsy
Flowers done by her Aunts Linda Persinger and Lauren Broome

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Illinois Sunshine Yellow Wedding

Get ready for an exciting week here at our little wedding blog. To start things off we have a sweet Illinois wedding. To make this wedding come alive friends and family gathered together to make it happen for Kevin and Susan. Everything from the coordination to the flowers all the way down to the hand painted cake topper was all provided by friends and family. The bridesmaids each picked out their own sunshine yellow bridesmaid dresses. To ensure that the they did not go barefoot at the wedding, Susan passed out adorable flats at the rehearsal dinner as a gift.

A special thanks to one of our lovely preferred wedding vendors, Jennifer Eileen Photography for sharing this with us.

Photography:  Jennifer Eileen Photography


Cake Topper Painted by: Mark Fiske
Ceremony Site: First Presbyterian Church, 805 Western Avenue, Joliet, IL 60435-6998
Wedding Reception Site: Gaylord Building, 200 W 8th Street,  Lockport, IL 60441

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Colors: yellow
Styles: classic

San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf Wedding

Monica and Patrick were married at The Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco. The original 1907 style architecture still embodies elements of the nautical history of San Francisco in its heyday, its plush, stylish decor nestles guests in an accommodating, stimulating environment that is both modern and comforting. Since Patrick went to the Maritime academy, it only made sense to update the style of the wedding to nautical theme with vintage flair.

Monica daunted a flirty tea length Melissa Sweet Dress along with a pair of satin navy blue peep toe pumps. Love the tea length gown it looks adorable on her don’t you think? Captured by Larissa Cleveland Photography.

Photographer: Larissa Cleveland Photography
Wedding Location: the luxury Argonaut Hotel, in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco
Bride’s Attire: Melissa Sweet
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Flowers: Natalini Flowers by Crispy
Cake: Montclair Baking
Hair: Karen Corbett and Rachel Bollinger from Images Hair Design
Makeup: Taryn Warren
Entertainment: Denon & Doyle Disc Jockey Company
Videographer: IQ Videography
Invitations: Kavamore Press

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Colors: blue, green
Styles: classic

A Beyond Stylish Orange County Wedding

Honestly we really cannot gush enough about Hugh Forte Photography! His work is beyond stylish thus the reason why he snags up some of the chicest weddings around. Without a doubt our next wedding is no exception, filled to the brim with elements of the past, whimsical florals and pastel details. Josh and Marci’s Orange County wedding is sure to inspire.

Read on to find out how Marci and Josh’s wedding came to life.

From The Bride on her wedding details!

Inspiration for our wedding came after I found my dress; Blair Britt (our wedding coordinator) and I completely fell in love with the vintage lace look of the dress, and knew we would take advantage of the vintage look throughout the wedding. Josh had no idea what my dress looked like, but liked the colors and theme we proposed. Once we picked the theme of our wedding, we knew we immediately wanted to go with Hugh Forte Photography. His style of photography worked so well with our desired theme.

We had a wonderful time collecting different vases and going to antique stores; however, our true excitement came when Blair Britt found a vintage desk at an antique store that she refurbished for us to use as for our dessert table. We painted it white, and it really set the stage for the cake and dessert (all made by Jay’s Catering). Josh and I also wanted a backdrop for our dessert table, so Blair came up with the idea of making a ribbon backdrop.

Our florists Jayne used about 5 vases/jars at every table. Each table was unique in that we didn’t have a uniform look, but instead put together various combination of jars for the tables. Joie De Vie (the jewelry and paper good company owned/operated by Blair Britt) put together all of the paper goods and bridal/bridesmaid jewelry at our wedding. It was great to maintain the same theme throughout our rsvps, invitations, menus, programs, fans, etc.

The highlight of our wedding was the same day ceremony video footage that was created by Tom O’Hara and Matthew Forrey from Aqua Vivus Productions. They surprised us by creating a quick edit of the ceremony to be played at the reception; it is the one part of our wedding that our guests can’t stop talking about.

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photographer: Hugh Forte Photography
catering and desserts: Jay’s Catering


wedding design and coordination: Blair Britt
paper goods and jewelry: Joie De Vie
florist: Bits of Whimsy
dj: Good Times Entertainmet
videographer: Aqua Vivus Productions
hair & makeup: Cheek Couture
brides dress: Monique Lhuillier
bridesmaid dresses: JCrew

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Colors: pink
Styles: classic

Skylight One Hanson NYC Wedding

Chenin of Boutwell Studio flew across the country to capture the elegant wedding of Kathryn and Chris. They were married at Skylight One Hanson, an historic-bank-turned-special-events-venue.

If you are scoping out New York City wedding venues, this should definitely be on your list. It is actually located in Brooklyn, and is one of the most famous landmarks there. This breathtaking space has been perfectly restored and can accommodate large weddings as well as intimate gatherings.

Photography: Boutwell Studio

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Day-Of Coordinator: Anna Leath of Just About Married
Venue: Skylight One Hanson
Florals: Nicolette-Camille
Draping: Gio Gio Draping Gio
Catering: Olivier Cheng
Cake: Cheryl Kleinman
Linens: La Tavola
Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Shoes: JCrew
Hair Piece: Custom made by Lo Boheme
Make-up: Janyce Greenberg of Glow Face and Body

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Eco-Friendly Wedding Celebration

Theresa and Giovanni wanted their wedding to be a family-centric and eco-friendly celebration, and we worked together to make it just that! Theresa’s family is largely from Iowa, while Giovanni’s is from Italy; so this wedding was such a fun fusion of cultures. They even hired an Italian DJ/emcee so that he could translate the ceremony into Italian for Giovanni’s family.

The venue was the garden of a private home in the San Fernando Valley owned by the founder/executive chef of Savor Solar Catering, Susan Rigali. Susan is an organic caterer with many years of experience in eco-conscious catering. She grows her own produce on the property and uses a huge solar-powered oven to prepare her delicious meals. Wedding guests dined alfresco at long feasting tables in the garden, enjoying an Italian-inspired feast prepared by Susan (who also happens to be Italian!).

Thanks to Katy Carrier Events for sharing this eco friendly wedding with us and Benjamin Lowry Photography for capturing this lovely wedding.

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dessy

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Wedding Planner: Katy Carrier Events
Florals: Katy Carrier
Photographer: Benjamin Lowry Photography
Venue: Private home in Reseda
Caterer:  Savor Solar: Susan Rigali
DJ: Marco Lamberti
Officiant: Elysia Skye
Rentals: Anderson Party Rentals, Burbank, CA
Dress: Pronovias
Men’s Attire: H&M
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dessy
Hair: Muse Make-up Artistry: Margaret Wang

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Colors: pink
Styles: classic

SmogShoppe Los Angeles Wedding

We have a special treat to share with you today from Picotte Photography! The colorful SmogShoppe wedding of Dan and Joanna who married on a sunny California day in May. The happy couple fell in love with the venue the minute they set foot on the property! The renovated auto repair shop is located in a rapidly evolving arts district in Culver City. The SmogShoppes eclectic style and sustainable design practices perfectly fit the couple’s personality.

LaPartie Events did a sparkling job with all the details and extra touches. One touch we especially love is the use of succulents in their flower arrangements and that they encouraged the guests to take them home after the reception. A great idea to ensure less waste on your special day. Read on to hear more about the wedding day.

Picotte Photography also does Cinematography.

They used photos from their engagement shoot with Picotte Photography to create the guest book. A ton of online web sites offer great photo albums that you can create and use as guest books. A a great one that we recommend is blurb.

Rather than giving traditional wedding favors to each guest, the couple made cash donations to the Susan G. Koman for the Cure Foundation and Partners in Health (two organizations that are meaningful to each of them).  They then printed place cards memorializing the contributions and thanking each of their guests for attending. What a great idea!

From Joanna on skipping the wedding photo booth:

There is an empty closet at SmogShoppe commonly used for the ever-popular wedding photo booth. We, however, skipped the instant picture option and put the space (and our money) to use in a different way by hosting a booze tasting bar (separate from the regular bar) with a personal touch.  The bar featured special whiskeys (Dan’s drink of choice) and sparkling wines (Joanna’s favorite), that for one reason or another had a special place in the bride and groom’s life. A “Whiskey & Bubbles” printed menu sat atop the bar to explain the significance of each selection.

How delicious does all the food look?

Dan and Joanna skipped the traditional wedding cake and opted instead for a desert table, featuring Apple Tart Tatins, hand-torched s’mores with brulee banana, and homemade doughnuts (fried fresh on site and served with a variety of tasty dipping sauces). Looks so incredibly yummy!

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Photography: Picotte Photography
Wedding Planner: LaPartie Events
Venue: SmogShoppe

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Cinematography: Picotte Weddings
Wedding Dress: J Crew
Grooms Suit: Ralph Lauren
Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade
Bride’s Jewelry: J Crew
Veil: Designs by Portobello
Caterer: Food Matters
Florist: Holly Flora
Invitations: BG Designs
Reception Printed Materials: WingsandCompany
Make-up & Hair: Wes O’Neil
DJ: Dash Entertainment
Site Management: TACT Event Management

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Palm Springs Wedding At The O’Donnell House

Anna and Brandon live in snowy Canada and wanted to have a wedding filled with sunshine. The obvious choice would be Palm Springs, where the sun is rarely shy and the skies are always blue.

They settled on The O’Donnell House for their wedding venue. What makes The O’Donnell House a little different than a boutique hotel is that offer two different large houses that you can stay in and hold your wedding and reception. Nestled against a mountainside in the heart of Old Palm Springs Village, this makes a more intimate desert wedding. Thanks to JAC Photography for sharing this desert wedding with us. Take note of all the exquisite flower designed by Luna Salomon. We especially love the anemone wedding bouquet and birch trees used as vases. Everything is simple yet elegant.

Photography: JAC Photography
Venue: O’Donnell House
Florist: Luna Salomon, Arrangements Floral & Party Designs
Hair and Make up: Brien o’ Brien Salon
Placecards, Menus, Table Numbers, and Tags: Papeterie

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Colors: green, orange
Styles: classic

San Francisco Cosmopolitan Wedding

Michelle & Abdulla had a modern wedding in San Francisco, California at the DeYoung Museum The overall colors were the base of champagne and cream hues with bold, contrasting accents of chocolate brown and deep aubergine-plum, a rich pallet that was inspired by the exterior facade of the DeYoung Museum structure itself. A fun fact about these traveling love birds – they have relocated to Abu Dhabi.

Captured by the super hip and modern photographer Jillian Bisinger Modern Photography.

Photography: Jillian Bisinger Modern Photography
Floral: Grace Street Floral
Catering: Grace Street Catering
Dress: Bridal Galleria
Location: DeYoung Museum
Hair and Makeup: Cinta Salon

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Colors: purple
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Simple & Elegant NYC Wedding

Krystal and Jonathan’s New York May wedding was simple and elegant. With gorgeous spring florals from Denise Fasanello and the perfect mint green wedding shoes. This NYC wedding from Missy Photography was first held at The Old St. Patrick’s on Prince and Mott Street. It is actually a very famous church in NYC it was the first Roman Catholic Church in New York City, the site of the famous Irish and American turf wars. But even more famously it was the church where the last scene in the Godfather was filmed.

Photography: Missy Photography
Florals: Denise Fasanello
Reception: Bryant Park Grill
Cake: Cake Alchemy
DJ : Eric Visa
Makeup: Sally Duvall
Hair: Stacy Pitt
Dress:  Melissa Sweet
Shoes: J Crew

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Colors: purple
Styles: classic

San Francisco Intimate Wedding

All weddings are so different some are in the rustic country with hay rides and cherry pies. Some are in ballrooms with candelabras and tiaras. Others are just small intimate gatherings filled with family friends in your living room. That is what Jennifer and Mark wanted and they planned it in less than a week and tied the knot with all that they held near and dear. Captured by Zoom Photography.

Photography: Zoom Photography.

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Spring Time Baltimore Wedding

Thanks for sticking around for the second part of Meredith and Tommy’s wedding. If you missed the first part from Seattle wedding photographer Kristen Marie. Click Here to view it. Hope you enjoyed our double dip feature.

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Videography: Monachetti

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Baltimore Wedding With Cheeky Charm

We have an incredible treat for you today. We will be doing a double dip wedding. The wedding photographs along with the wedding video. This is something we have never done before so share with us if you like it.

Meredith and Tommy were married at the Sherwood Forest Clubhouse in Baltimore. Complete with a peach bow tie and and some cheeky details. It looks as if these two met in middle school, read the cute card below. You are going to fall in love with their wedding along with the video from Monachetti so, stay tuned. In the meantime enjoy their wedding photos from Kristen Marie Photography.

Kuddos to Kristen Marie Photography! There are so many more spectacular photos of Meredith and Tommy’s wedding that we know you would love to see. Click here to see the entire wedding.

Remember to stay tuned for Meredith and Tommy’s video. It is a must see.

Dress: Lex Bridal. Annapolis, MD. Sash, J.Crew
Jewelry: Earrings, JcPenny. Bracelet, a gift from deceased grandfather.
Shoes: J.Crew.Suits: Groom, Hugo Boss. Groomsmen, own finds.
Bridesmaids dresses: Own finds.
Flowers: Tommy’s mother and aunt
Venue: Sherwood Forest Clubhouse. Sherwood Forest, Maryland.
Centerpieces: Wooden flower boxes made by Meredith and her father. Tissue flowers,
real flowers, vintage bottles and vases.
Catering: Paul’s Homewood Cafe. Annapolis, MD.
Cake: Fiona’s Cakes. Severna Park, Maryland.
Videographer: Michael Eller of Monachetti.

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Colors: blue
Styles: classic

Altadena Town & Country Club Wedding

We love all that is soft, romantic and ohh so pretty!

So it seems only fitting to share this wedding with you captured by the ever so talented Picotte Photography. A classic country club wedding at the beautiful Altadena Town & Country Club, which is located in Los Angeles, California. The bride looks glamorous in her Mori Lee Gown accented by a romantic veil that was custom designed by Stitches by Reene. The entire day comes is filled with elegance and beauty.

Los Angeles wedding photographer, Picotte Photography is a proud member and preferred member of The Wedding Chicks.

Venue & Catering:  Altadena Town & Country Club
Cake: Cocoa Bakery
Makeup & Hair: Nicole Bolin
Custom Veil: In Stitches by Reene 310.659.1555
Bouquet: Angeline Nieto – Gelsons
Tuxes: Calvin Klein
Program & Menu Design: Bride & Groom
Cello Soloist: Teri Meyer Music