Note to my future bridesmaids: this is my dream bridal shower. Decorated in dreamy pastels, ornate French Baroque furnishings and sprinkled with the most decadent and delicious pastries, this tea party at Ladurée looks like a scene out of Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette.” The princess may have said “Let them eat cake,” but after seeing this party from from Rebecca Yale, I’m sure she’d be saying, “Let them eat pastries—lots of pastries.” See all the pretty in The Vault!
Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography | Location: Ladurée Soho | Macarons, Pastries + Tea: Ladurée
The only thing better than a mountaintop engagement is a mountaintop engagement with Graham Terhune behind the camera. He captured the incredible beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains with a couple who still managed to perfectly steal the show. Head to The Vault for a gallery that’ll have you dreaming ahead to autumn days.
From The Bride-to-Be…Mac and I met while studying in London, England. Even though we both were attending the University of Florida it took traveling across the pond for our paths to cross. After two months of friendship our relationship grew into an unbreakable bond that continued to grow once back in the States.
Mac proposed on July 10, 2015 in my hometown of Sarasota, FL at sunset on Lido Beach. Immediately after, we both knew that we wanted Asheville, NC to be where we tied the knot. Stumbling upon Graham and Samantha Terhune as our engagement and wedding photographers was such a blessing. We wanted our engagement session to be as natural as possible and the Terhune’s were our perfect match! They understood our vision, which was perfectly captured in our photos. How much Mac and I love each other and the natural beauty the late-fall Blue Ridge Mountains came out better than we could have imagined.
We cannot thank Graham and Samantha enough for braving the 40 degree weather with 20 mph winds to photograph our engagement photos! They are the perfect combination of our style while staying true to our rustic romantic wedding theme and colors.
Photography: Graham Terhune Photography | Dress: For Love And Lemons | Groom's Suit: Banana Republic | Venue: Wolf Laurel Mountain Resort | Blouse: Free Press | Boots: Cole Haan | Cardigan: Lucky Brand | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Groom's Boots: LL Bean | Jeans: Banana Republic
Part of the fun of planning a wedding is having your best friends at your side every step of the way from the engagement to the bridal shower to the bachelorette party to the wedding itself. But being a bridesmaid isn’t exactly cheap—the average cost to be one is $1,700 per wedding! Crazy, right? So, the lovely ladies behind Vow To Be Chic, the company that rents designer bridesmaids’ dresses, are here with 13 tips to save your friends stress and money, and, bonus, make you everyone’s favorite bride ever!
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Your lips are going to be getting a whole lot of love on Valentine’s Day, so they need to be looking perfectly kissable and we have all the tools you need to make that happen. Step one: prep your pretty pout. Step two: find your perfect shade of Valentine’s Day red below. Step three: pucker up and get ready for the most romantic day of the year!
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