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A few words from Simply by Tamara Nicole:
I feel extremely blessed to have found my PASSION in life. Having graduated University of Washington with a Biology degree, and planning on attending Dental School . . . my how things have changed! I wouldn’t trade my journey for anything, I am so happy I have found the job that was meant for me! I LOVE helping plan, style and personalize these huge events for my client’s lives. There are so many details that make up a wedding or event, but it’s those details that I love! I live in Bellevue, Washington with my handsome hubby (and BFF), our FOUR rescue Westies . . . and our new baby boy Weston who was born in September. Life is good!

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Romantic, Vintage Themed Wedding

Sparkly  converse wedding sneakers @weddingchicks

Kelsey and Jason’s romantic, vintage themed wedding is sure to inspire all of you looking to have a beautiful wedding. Their entire day was filled with soft shades of mint and pink surrounded by the glowing light of the Florida sun. You must scroll through to take in all of their details, and be sure to read her helpful advice, especially what she would have done differently.

This beautiful day was photographed by the talented Kt Crabb Photography and coordinated by RW Events. You can see more of everything by visiting the full gallery here.

vintage bridal looks @weddingchicks

Teal bridesmaid dresses with pink bouquets @weddingchicks

Gray and teal groomsman looks @weddingchicks

All By My Self

Don’t be afraid to ask for help! If I have any regrets from my wedding it would be that I didn’t ask for help. I moved to Orlando for an internship with Disney and left behind all of my girlfriends (AND fiancé) back in Tallahassee.

I thought I was on my own and had to do all of the wedding planning by myself. But being a perfectionist the thought of that sounded great. What I didn’t realize was how thin I’d be stretched over the course of the next few months.

wedding ceremony decor ideas @weddingchicks

wedding ceremony ideas @weddingchicks

The Perfect Backdrop

From the Bride: From the moment we entered the gates to the Cypress Grove Estate House, we knew it was the place we wanted to get married. It was absolutely breathtaking! The driveway leading up to Cypress Grove was lined by canopies of trees building the anticipation of what was to come.

The charming colonial house, lakeside gazebo, cypress trees, lush gardens, and radiant seasonal flowers created the perfect backdrop. Everything about it inspired us to go with a more romantic, vintage themed wedding.

wedding lounge ideas @weddingchicks

after the ceremony lounge area

Utilize all your space – RW Events turned the ceremony area into a regal and elegant after ceremony lounge area.

pink and teal wedding ideas @weddingchicks

book worm wedding ideas @weddingchicks

FL wedding venue @weddingchicks

white pink and silver centerpieces @weddingchicks

shabby chic wedding cake table @weddingchicks

Pink and white wedding cake @weddinghicks

Oh The Memories

One thing I would have done differently is hire a videographer or designate a relative to videotape the wedding. Pictures are great in helping you relive the day but they are just snippets from it. They don’t fully capture all of the words spoken or movements that come with each special moment; like when the Best Man tells a joke and you hear everyone’s laughter, or the song that brought everyone to the dance floor singing at the top of their lungs.

first dance @weddingchicks

Plantation Wedding in Green and Silver

Photography: Kt Crabb Photography
Photography: 2nd shooter Ashley Poole Photography
Coordinator: RW Events
Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House
Flowers: Windermere Flowers and Gifts
Cake: Party Flavors
Caterer: Big City Catering
Hair: Missy's Salon and Spa
Makeup: Missy's Salon and Spa
Bridesmaid dresses: David's Bridal
Prop/furniture rentals: RW Events
Dj: White Rose Entertainment

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: green, pink, silver
Styles: classic, garden

Classic And Romantic Wedding In Arizona

Claire Pettibone dress @weddinghicks

Erin and Brad’s classic and romantic wedding was a dream! The subtle neutrals with lace and greenery, the gorgeous grounds of the resort, and an indoor venue with moody lighting. All combined with the sweetest bride and groom made for a pretty perfect day!

The romance is almost tangible, see even more of it here in the full gallery here. All  beautifully photographed by Pinkerton Photography.

romantic wedding gown and shoes

nude bridesmaid dresses

bridesmaid bouquet @weddingchicks

embroidered handkerchief bouquet wrap

first wedding look @weddingchicks

Pinkerton Photography @weddingchicks

Write your own vows

Once our ceremony began, it was apparent that the intimacy and intensity was far greater than we, or anyone ever could have expected. Surrounded by candlelight and the love of our family and friends, we began the conversation that would forever unite us. Brad and I wrote our own personal vows to one another. Vows that brought us, as well as our guests, to tears. It was raw and real. We will forever cherish that moment for the rest of our lives.

classy indoor wedding ceremony venue

rose petal lined aisle

choreograph your first dance

Months prior to our wedding day, Brad and I learned a choreographed dance. From the moment we took our first steps and locked eyes with one another, it was as if we were taken to another place. It was one of the most romantic moments of our day. One that we will never forget. From the beautiful decor, to the impeccable food, our reception was everything we dreamt it would be. It was relaxing and intimate. It was a time of great conversation with our closest family and friends. It was a time of celebration and love. It was absolutely perfect.

romantic wedding reception

peach and white flower centerepieces

don’t let pinterest decide

When I began planning our wedding, I knew that I wanted it to be unique. I chose a color palette that was very neutral and chose a dress very vintage in style and feel. I think it was a surprise to many throughout the planning stages. As time went on and things began to come together, everyone soon fell in love with the whole concept. The biggest tip of advice I can give brides, is to be true to yourself and what you want your day to look like. Try not to get caught up in the world of Pinterest. It can confuse your planning and create rabbit trails that will soon begin to derail you from the day you always dreamt up and imagined.

wedding cake with mirror backdrop

blush wedding cake with floral decor

sparkler exit

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Photography: Pinkerton Photography
Coordinator & Flowers: Encore Creative Events
Cinematography: Emotion Cinematographers
Venue & Caterer: Omni Scottsdale Resort Montelucia
Stationery: Envelope Envy
Cake: Let Them Eat Cake
Hair: Allison Pynn
Dress Shop: Mariee Bridal
Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone from Mariee Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alvina Valenta from Schaffer's
Groom’s Attire: Schaffers
Veil or Hair Accessories: Danese Creations
Dj: Infinity Entertainment
Bride's Blog: With A Wink & A Twirl

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