Lavender Paradise Wedding

Iris and Light photography

Our next bride, Kaitlin knows exactly what she wanted her big day to look like. Handmade details, soft and romantic colors, and of course lots of love! Besides know exactly what she wanted her big day to look like, she knew how to create it all herself!

Keep your eyes peeled for all of her DIY projects in this lavender paradise wedding, and then visit her blog, Miss Bizi B, to see if you missed anything. Wanting to see more of the fabulous images captured by Iris and Light? Check out the full gallery here.

cute getting ready wedding day jumper

hand painted groomsmen steins

grooms cold feet socks

Fairytale Venue

From the Bride: Hartley Botanica was the 3rd, and last location we visited. Immediately, we fell in love with the beautiful foliage, romantic feel, and secluded location. The aisle you walk down is completely lined with an archway of trees, they have a live aviary where you can hear the birds chirping, and the area for cocktail hour is complete with a waterfall and a small grotto for the guests to enjoy. It’s truly a magical place!

wedding welcome sign

cute Dr Seuss quote

cute little flower girls

fantasy style woodland venue

excited newlyweds

The Best Memories Captured By The Best

One recommendation I would make would be to find the BEST photographer and videographer you can find within your budget, and don’t skimp. Make them a priority when planning. Although there is absolutely nothing I would do differently in regards to my wedding, I would like to relive it over and over again. Thank goodness I can with all the pictures and footage I have for the years to come.

grey and lavendar wedding party

beautiful bohemian style bride

strapless lavendar bridesmaid dresses

white and lavender bouquet

adorable bride and groom

DIY Bride

How fabulous are all of the details at this wedding?! Would you believe a good portion of them are handmade? That’s right, this gorgeous bride is also an avid crafter, and she is here to help you DIY your way through your own wedding.

Curious about what details she made for her lavender paradise wedding? The gorgeous bohemian style floral crowns for herself and her flower girls, all of the paper flower place cards, the burlap and lace table runners and wine bottle table numbers, the chalkboard signs, and the programs and menus, just to name a few. You can learn just how she made these and more over at her crafting blog Miss Bizi B.

paper flower escort cards

romantic outdoor reception

twine wrapped bottle table numbers

Make Decisions Early and Stand By Them

My advise to other brides would be to decide early in the process who will be taking care of what, and what you are and are not willing to compromise on. Everyone will have their own ideas and opinions, and as long as expectations are set early, everything will go off without a hitch

first dance

lavendar rose petal cake

mr and mrs seat signs

cheers to the bride and groom

Get a closer look at this lavender paradise wedding by watching the fabulous film created by Light Up Video below.

Lavender Paradise Wedding

Photography: Iris and Light
Videographer: Light Up Video
Venue: Hartley Botanica
Stationery: Minted
Flowers: Yamaguchi Nursery
Cake: Skiffs Cakes
Caterer: Command Performance
Hair: Brittney McWethy
Dress designer: Katie May
Bridesmaid dresses: Indah
Bridesmaids gifts: Miss Bizi B
Groom’s attire: Proper Suit
Shoe designer: Badgley Mischka
Dj: Bruce Barrios

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: grey, purple
Styles: diy, indie, rustic

30 great songs for Your Father Daughter Dance

father daughter songs

He is the first man you ever loved, so what song will you be dancing to with your dad on your wedding day? Not sure, well let us make a few suggestions. These next 30 songs are some of our favorites and will hopefully spark some ideas. So sit back and enjoy these 30 great songs for your Father Daughter dance!

click here to see all the great father daughter dance songs

Categories: Slideshows

Farm-to-Table Chateau Wedding

Chateau St. Jean Winery Wedding

We have an incredible treat for you from Matt Edge Wedding Photography, a farm to table wedding that is beyond elegant. You are going to love every last detail. Read on to hear more from the bride and see the entire day here.

From Kaley, the bride – My husband (still so weird to say!) and I had never spent much time fantasizing about what our wedding might be like. Like most couples, our priorities hovered around great food, great wine and the pursuit of earning the “Best Wedding Ever” title from our guests. With a little over 18 months to plan, we gracefully chipped away at our to-do list, honestly enjoying every appetizer, flower, and flatware selection along the way.

Floorlenght bridesmaids gown with sparkles

on having a long engagements

I hear mixed reviews about extended engagements, but in my experience, as a picky bride, I loved having the time to make every detail exactly how I imagined it. When our big day finally came, we felt relaxed, organized and ready to enjoy the magnitude of what we were celebrating. Our venue was a filled with lush hedging, groomed rose bushes and large magnolia trees.

Rustic wedding centerpiece

the decor and venue

We tried to highlight the rustic, French vibe with fresh pops of green in our flower arrangements and subtle gold accents. We loved trying to make our wedding match our venue, rather than the other way around. The combination of our excitement to finally be making our 8 year courtship official and our soft, romantic venue décor made for some great photos. Our fabulous photographer was able to capture the best moments of our day. Still, we never felt removed, or pulled away from enjoying our own event. As many will tell you, the day flies by. Having pictures that remind us of how beautiful our day was is great, but being able to see how much fun we had is what made Matt’s work so special. For all the time and planning that goes into one day, it is wonderful to have photos that we can enjoy together for years after. My only words of advice: get a band if price permits…..it made our day!

farm to table wedding

Photographer: Matt Edge Wedding Photography
Planning: An Everlasting Moment
Ceremony Venue: St. Francis Solano Church
Reception Venue: Chateau St. Jean Winery
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals and Hartmann Studios
Linens: Napa Valley Linens
Florals: Sharla Flock Designs
Catering: Park Avenue Catering
Cake: Michele's Corner Custom Wedding Cakes
Band: Entire Productions
Wedding Dress: Anna Maeir - Ulla-Maija
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell
Groom's Suit: Custom Canali from Daskalos

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events