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Modern Fall Wedding with a Candlelit Dinner

At the very top of this couple’s wedding wish-list? A non-traditional celebration full of heart, love and family. In lieu of a first look or formal schedule they chose to take the day slow and share in the little moments with their darling baby boy. To cap off the evening, they treated their guests to a candlelit dinner in a wine cave plus a gorgeous dessert by Sweet On Cake. Head to The Vault for even more captured by The Edges.

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From The Edges Wedding Photography… Libby & Ross wanted a more un-traditional wedding. They got ready together on the day with their new baby, Everette. There wasn’t a big reveal or first look, just a sweet moment with the three of them. Guests arrived to a cocktail hour before the ceremony. They were able to chill out and relax on the lounge furniture and enjoy the sunshine and a drink before the festivities began.

What we loved is that the couple was very casual with the timing of the ceremony – they just decided when it felt right to start and the little ones dropped flowers on the ground as guests surrounded them in a circle. Afterwards was another cocktail hour before being seated for dinner.

Since this was a destination wedding, it gave everyone lots of time to interact and enjoy each other’s company. Dinner was served in a wine cave with lots of candles. Even the band they hired was unique – a blue grass/country band from Austin, TX. It was truly a special day and shows how you can celebrate in a way that is unique to who they are as a couple.

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Photography: The Edges Wedding Photography | Event Planning: Napa Valley Celebrations | Floral Design: Kathy Hoffman Flowers | Wedding Dress: Lanvin | Cake: Sweet On Cake | Invitations: Margaret O'Brien | Bride's Shoes: Aquazzurra Firenze | Catering: Calistoga Ranch | Hair + Makeup: Sherrie Long | Band: Drew Womack | Groom's Attire: Sid Mashburn | Venue: Calistoga Ranch | Bride's Engagement Ring: Tiffany & Co. | Bride's Wedding Band: Trabert & Hoeffer | Groom's Ring: Amir H. Mozaffarian | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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Nature-Inspired Wedding Themes from Minted

I like my weddings with a side of the great outdoors.  Think breathtaking cliffside ceremonies, dancing under the stars and, of course, nature-inspired stationery from Minted, a place that knows everything about pretty paper goods.  From their crazy beautiful designs to their fab complimentary services to their end to end styling options.  Adding a dash of fresh air never looked soooo good.

Whether you are tying the knot seaside, planning a tented affair under the trees or just want to bring the outdoors in, Minted has a lineup of stunning paper goods that are perfect for adding a touch of nature to your festivities.  Imagine a never-ending lineup of unique wedding designs from a talented community of independent artists and you are sooo on the right track.  I’m talking everything from gorgeous Save the Dates to beautiful invites to coordinating place cards, programs and menus.  Not to mention that with Minted, every.last.detail of your big day is totally covered, from your unique wedding website to your fabulous stationery to your stop-you-in-your-tracks decor.  We love that.

With Minted, finding your inner-adventurer is beyond easy with several different price point and format options that will work for you, no matter your budget.  From insanely gorgeous foil-pressed beauties to super cool petite cards to fab postcards and magnets, there’s a seriously pretty, seriously customizable option for everyone.  And don’t even get me started on Minted’s lineup of complimentary services. Think FREE guest addressing on envelopes, plus FREE name printing on table numbers and place cards. It’s beyond awesome.

Head to Minted NOW to begin your journey towards an ah-mazing, customizable paper suite that is sure to make your heart happy.

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Best Tips Ever on How to Find the Perfect Foundation Color

No lie, I literally made a Sephora run the day before my wedding to find a skin matching foundation. Stressful? You bet. Life changing? Completely. For years I’d been faking an overly tinted face which didn’t necessary match my Irish white skin tone and once I’d found my perfect shade well, it was a total game changer. Which is why we’ve asked TEAM Hair & Makeup, to help you get a jumpstart on finding the perfect foundation color for your skin well before the rehearsal dinner. Press play to learn more!

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Leven Rambin + Jim Parrack’s Al Fresco Texas Wedding

You know her from roles on our favorite shows like One Tree Hill, Grey’s Anatomy and All My Children, but today Leven Rambin is stepping into the role of bride with a look inside her autumn wedding to Jim Parrack (a.k.a . Hoyt from True Blood.) Taking cues from the venue, Leven and Jim’s planner, Something To Celebrate designed a day infused with European-style elegance and Heather Curiel came on board to capture. Consider your wedding plans infinitely inspired, and pin every bit inside The Vault.

From the Bride, Leven… I really wanted my wedding to have an ethereal, bohemian elegance to it. I was so inspired and elated once I found the venue, Le San Michele in the tiny town of Buda, Texas. Virginia, the owner, has turned her home and property into an adorable, unique, modern shabby church paradise with hints of European elegance. I immediately fell in love with all the lighting fixtures she had in the trees and the Moroccan lamps that scatters the property. The gardens added a romantic feel, too.

I wanted earthy Pastel tones more appropriate for a spring wedding, but I didn’t care! I knew exactly what I wanted down to every detail and my planners and florists nailed it. When I arrived, my breath was taken away at how accurately they were able to make my vision come to life! It was small and intimate and absolutely perfect.

The Karaoke on the back patio after a delicious dinner was SUCH a hit! We sang, danced, and partied until the wee hours! Numerous guests have told me it was the best and most beautiful wedding they’d ever been to, and that it was like a fairytale! And that’s exactly what I was going for, so I’m very happy!

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Photography: Heather Curiel Weddings | Event Planning + Design: Something To Celebrate | Floral Design: Petals Ink | Wedding Dress: Susan Neville | Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery | Catering: Crave Catering | Makeup: Corina Kramer | Groom's Attire: Calvin Klein | Venue: Le San Michele | Reception Music + Karaoke: Altared Wedding Productions

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