Mariani’s Venue Wedding – Pembroke, North Carolina – Jessica & Michael

Michael found Jessica on Tinder, followed me on Instagram and they started talking. They first met in person at the airport a month after talking when he flew her to Fayetteville.

Jessica says that she knew he was the one the night she got home in Florida from visiting him for the first time, “ever since I met him I haven’t gone a day without thinking about him. I knew he was the one I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.”

Michael says that he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Jessica from the first time they were apart after they first met, and he proposed “while she was laying in bed, tied the ring to our puppies collar & then went back into the room with Sophie and got on a knee next to the bed.”

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Photographer: Johanna Dye Photography // Venue: Mariani’s Venue // Cake Designer: Hot Mess Bakery // Makeup Artist: Xio’s Liquid Glamour

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

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Rustic Wedding in the Woods – Wakefield, New Hampshire – Laura & Sean

This charming and rustic wedding in the woods captured the essence of New Hampshire life including the ceremony in a “secret garden” followed by a boat ride on a nearby lake for the new husband and wife. This wedding was filled with personalised DIY touches including homemade yard games for guests to play during the reception.

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Photographer: Garone Photography // Pre Ceremony Location: Wakefield Inn // Floral Designer: Linda’s Flowers and Plants // DJ: Nate Fender // Bakery: Stella Loona

Monday, October 16th, 2017

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Young Sommer Winery Wedding – Williamson, New York – Megan & Michael

“Michael and Megan met on a plane. He was a pilot and she was a flight attendant. They met on CommutAir (United Airlines) and took their special day back to where it all began. Michael and Megan later changed airlines, but continued dating. Dates happened based on schedules and what hubs and layovers they each had for the next 4 years until they said “I do”. United gave us permission to use the plane and document their love. The actual wedding took place at Young Sommer Winery on Lake Ontario where lots of aviation themed decor was enjoyed. I like to call their wedding Love is in the Air.”

VENDORS

Photographer: Michelle Turek Photography // Venue: Young Sommer Winery // Dress Store: A Brides Design // Bakery: Erindipity’s Cake Studio // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: JoS. A. Bank // Floral Designer: Lagoner Farms/Gladtoknowya Farms // Jewellery: The Gem Lab

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

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Pittsburgh Botanical Garden Wedding – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Jade & Jake

Jade and Jake had a beautiful wedding at the Pittsburgh Botanic garden with a flowerful outdoor and indoor reception. Red Punch Designs were their event planners and did an amazing job with the beautiful tablescapes and decor set ups.

The couple had a stylish cigar bar and outdoor bar so guests could enjoy the courtyard and the nice weather! There were lots of ivory, gold, taupe, grey, accents with touches of navy and blush. Their tables were draped with lots of greenery too!

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Photographer: Ctg Photography // Venue: Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens // Caterer: Hazelnut Catering // Event Planner: Red Punch Designs

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

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Backyard Wedding – Maryland – Kristina & RJ

Kristina and RJ met through mutual friends; their love story has been 4 years in the making and they are each others best friends. RJ proposed on Super Bowl Sunday in 2016 at his mom’s house while shooting guns. He had a box of ammo and when he asked her to open it, little did she know, a ring would be inside! Kristina said a resounding “YES” when RJ asked her to marry him.

The couple set out to plan a spring wedding in the hopes of it not being super hot. As they were wedding planning, they found out they would soon be parents to a baby boy!

On their wedding day, Kristina and her bridesmaids got ready in a gorgeous room at RJ’s mom’s house with huge windows whilst RJ and his groomsmen got ready in the spacious basement with a built in bar.

The couple exchanged vows in an open field among family and friends! The partly sunny April day may have been one of the hottest days of the month, but it didn’t stop Kristina, RJ, and their guests from having a blast during the reception! There were field games such as football, beanbag toss, and more. Not to mention the open dance floor and pool!

VENDORS

Photographer: Pamela Renee Photography // Caterer: Bollinger’s Restaurant // Dress Store: David’s Bridal // DJ: Extraordinary Entertainment // Groomsman Attire: JcPenny // Cake Designer: Piece O Cake // Floral Designer: Potomac Florals // Other: Premium Distributors

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

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Villa Gerini Wedding – Florence, Italy – Eleonora & Marco

Eleonora and Marco celebrated their wedding last year, during a hot late summer Saturday afternoon in Florence. They had a traditional church ceremony, followed by a portrait session at Piazzale Michelangelo, taking vantage of the height above Florence, to have a complete panoramic view of the city and its spectacular Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral Dome.

Their wedding reception dinner was perfectly crafted in magenta and white to match Eleonoras bridal bouquet, in Villa Gerini, immediately out of Florence.

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Photographer: SenzaPosa Photography Studio // Venue: Villa Gerini // Hair Stylist: Acconciature Gio’ // Floral Designer: Florandia // Caterer: Il Fattore Party // DJ: Nuwanda DiJ // Dress Store: Sogno di Sposa

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

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Griffin Family Farm Wedding – Virginia – Chelsea & Seth

The rain definitely did not stop Chelsea and Seth’s wedding from being beautiful and full of country charm. It was so special to the happy couple because it was perfectly planned on Chelsea’s family farm. It was the quintessential farm wedding complete with horses and even a turkey!

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Photographer: Candice Adelle Photography // Caterer: Homemades by Suzanne // Floral Designer: Jane Guerin Flowers // Equipment Rentals: Party Perfect

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

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Charming Southern Private Residence Wedding – Princeton, West Virginia – Jessica & Corbin

You may remember Jessica and Corbin’s engagement session from The Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina (have a nosey at it here). Fast forward to their wedding day, and we simply love the details of this wedding. Jessica is a red head and incorporated lots of green into her wedding, which we think is the perfect color for a ginger bride. She looked like a porcelain doll in her wedding gown, and it couldn’t have been more perfect for her. They married in a charming southern private residence of the groom’s family that fit the details of the day perfectly.

Our favorite part of this wedding was when Jessica and Corbin had their first look, as you know we’re big fans of those! Like most wedding days, things were hectic before the ceremony with everyone getting ready, making sure details were perfect, vendors setting up, etc. but the second that Jessica and Corbin saw one another for the first time all the hustle and bustle of the day stopped. The world revolved around the two of them, and all was calm again. It is evident to anyone that they bring peace and joy to one another’s lives.

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Photographer: Jasmine White Photography // Floral Designer: Belinda’s Flowers // DJ: Bravo Live DJ Karaoke & Lighting Extravaganza // Dress Store: Chantilly Lace // Location: Fincastle Country Club // Event Planner: Heart Strings Boutique // Cake Designer: Primrose Cake // Hair Stylist: Studio M // Cinema and Video: Unscripted Memories

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

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The Powel Crosley Estate Wedding – Sarasota, Florida – Angie & Andy

Angela and Andy hosted their entire wedding day at the Powel Crosley Estate with indoor and outdoor festivities; the grounds are not only beautiful but have a wonderful historic quality about them.

Their ceremony was on the waterfront under the prettiest of fabric draped arbors. As the breeze gently lifted the edges, apparently you could smell the sweet scent of salt air mixed with roses. It sounds as if it was simply delightful! As Angela made her way down the aisle to Andy, he was beaming and after sealing their vows with a kiss, they danced down the aisle as husband and wife. The rhinestone detail on Angela’s mermaid gown glinted in the sun and you can just feel the romance in these photos!

They took their time with couple’s portraits, exploring the various areas of the estate. After lots of kisses and cuddles, it was time for the party! The newlywed couple hosted the formal portion of the reception inside the ballroom and dancing under a beautiful tent on the grounds just outside. The couple took the time to embrace all the tender moments and enjoy each others company while spending as much time with their guests on the dance floor possible!

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Photographer: Rising Lotus Photography // Venue: The Powel Crosley Estate // Event Planner: Exquisite Events Florida // Event Designer: Dj Felix Events // Makeup Artist: Lili’s Wedding // Floral Designer: Northside Florist // Cake Designer: Bake Me A Cake // Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff

Friday, October 6th, 2017

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Epping Forest Yacht Club Wedding – Jacksonville, Florida – Jillian & Michael

Jillian and Michael had a smores bar, DIY photo booth, greenery dripping from the tables, and even a flash mob! These are definitely our kind of people!! They had a beautiful Jewish ceremony on the back lawn of the country club and then an outside reception with over the top details including a live band under a tent who even danced like Michael Jackson.

Jillian said that when they met, “we were living in new york city. Mike was in residency and I was in graduate school. We were both doing the new york city dating thing until each of our friends put our profiles on an online dating website. Neither one of us wanted to do online dating but we met early on in the process and the rest is history!”

When it came to the proposal, “we had been living together for many years so making it a surprise was not easy! Mike managed to fly in both of our families for the weekend. He told me were going for a hike with our friends at our favorite state park so I was not dressed for the occasion! We were walking along the river “waiting for our friends” when he got down on one knee and proposed. Afterwards he said we should go inside to call our families (there was an old carriage house/inn that had been turned into a restaurant) and when we got inside our entire family was there to surprise me. It was extremely romantic and a huge shock!”

“We had our wedding planned at a venue in philadelphia originally. Then we moved to Jacksonville. When we saw Epping Forest we looked at each other and instantly knew we needed to get married there. It is so romantic and there’s so much natural beauty so I really wanted to keep that theme going. Instead of going with the traditional flower decorations I opted for lots of candlelight and greenery with antique furniture and some rustic elements. Earthy, romantic, warm, with a lot ofpersonal touches. I wanted it to really reflect our personalities and I wanted our guests to feel at home.”

On the day, “the weather was beautiful, everyone we love was there, andthanks to our wonderful vendors everything ran smoothly. It really was the perfect day. Though i do wish i had eaten more cake!!”

“Our sister and brother organized a flash mob at our wedding!!! out of nowhere everyone started doing a choreographed dance to “uptown funk” by Bruno Mars. It was really amazing! And the band brought us on stage for karaoke! It was definitely unique and really fun!”

“After the wedding we spent about a week in Napa and San Francisco. It was the perfect way to wind down after a really busy couple of months.”

VENDORS

Photographer: Christy Whitehead Photography // Venue: Epping Forest Yacht Club // Makeup Artist: Beautiful Faces By Erin // Cinema and Video: Drawn in Media // Floral Designer: Parkers Events // Lighting: Party Solution Entertainment // Event Planner: Southern Charm Events // Design and Decor: Southern Charm Vintage Rentals // Band: The RiverTown Band, LLC

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

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