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Romantic Stonebridge Manor Wedding

If there’s one thing that pulls on my heartstrings like no other, it’s a Bride and Groom‘s expressions of love during their ceremony. It’s the melt-me-to-a-puddle-moment and queue the waterworks—yep, I’m that guest. And this stunning duo? They’ve filled this gallery from Elyse Hall Photography with plenty of beautiful expressions that will make you blush. See them all here.

Not only is my heart aching over this beautiful couple, but did you see this lush bouquet from Butterfly Petals?! You can almost smell the sweet blush roses and dahlias.

Soft, romantic tables draped in La Tavola linens made for a dreamy reception.

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From the beautiful Bride…Bernard and I met on the first day of high school through a mutual friend. Little did he know that I had called dibs on him days before at orientation when I saw him walk into the auditorium (I could not resist those eyes!). A few months later he asked me to the homecoming dance and the rest is history! We have now been together for eight years and survived four of long distance while he was at the Air Force Academy and I was at the University of Arizona. When it came to planning our wedding I had no idea what I was doing! Not to mention we both had just graduated right before he proposed and would be moving together to a small town in Mississippi to begin his pilot training, so all of my planning was done from across the country! Luckily, I had some amazing support and friends who had no qualms about FaceTiming me from random stores while shopping for wedding details.

As a couple we absolutely love being outdoors – so it was hard for us to imagine our wedding inside a traditional ballroom. We toured many different venues and became very discouraged that we were not going to find a place before our big move. On one of our last days in Arizona we went to Stonebridge Manor and once I saw the garden feel and bistro lighting I was sold. We always imagined an intimate, romantic wedding surrounded by greenery and soft lighting – once the sun went down it was truly breathtaking. The day was exhausting at the beginning because I was so worried that I had forgotten a huge detail and that all my planning and hard work would go to waste, but once my dad took my arm and I saw my husband smiling at me from the other end of the aisle, an emotional wave came swelling over me and I was the happiest I have ever been. We were surrounded by our closest friends and family, dancing and laughing, not wanting the night to end – our wedding was perfect in every way. Everyone kept saying, “Let’s do it again next weekend!”

Photography: Elyse Hall Photography | Videography: The Story Is Told | Bride's shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' shoes: Steve Madden | Bridesmaids' dresses: ModCloth | Hair and makeup: Allison Pynn | DJ: Mike Mancini of Mancini Entertainment | Favors: HotRef.com | Reverend: Rich Stoffan | Wedding Venue: Stonebridge Manor | Bowties: Tux And Tulle | Bride's dress: Lillian Lottie Couture | Bride's ring: Shane Co. | Bride's robe: Plum Pretty Sugar | Bridesmaids' jewelry: Francesca's Collections | Chair signs: Z Create Design | Floral: Butterfly Petals | Garter: Garter Queen | Groom's ring: Tiffany & Co | Guestbook: Bleu de Toi | Linens: La Tavola | Paper goods: Celebrations in Paper | Tuxedos: Men's Warehouse

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Mesa Arizona Wedding from Stephanie Fay Photography + Outstanding Occasions

Theme weddings can walk a thin line, but when they are on the right side of that line, the FAB side of that line, they pretty much blow my socks off any day of the week. Outstanding Occasions did it. They helped this couple create the most amazing, most beautiful aviation wedding I’ve. Ever. Seen. Ever. Stephanie Fay Photography shared her ticket to this ride with us, and I’m guessing a few of you just can’t wait to jet off into the gallery!

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From Outstanding Occasions … Annee + Scott were married under one of the few B17 bomber aircrafts left in the world. As their guests enjoyed themselves at the reception they were surrounded by beautiful vintage war planes. It was incredible! Annee wanted to incorporate her families love for airplanes so having a vintage theme and a ceremony under one of the rarest planes was so fitting.

There were so many sweet details at this wedding. From the little flight pins guests were given to the vendors wearing flight outfits, everything was extremely impeccable!

Photography: Stephanie Fay Photography / Event Design: Outstanding Occasions / Floral Design: Flora Bella / Venue: Mesa Falcon Field Air Park / Cinematography: Vongspoth Studios / Entertainment: The Big Band / Dress 1: Allure Bridal, purchased at Lilliam Lottie Couture / Dress 2: Sue Wong, Purchased at Nordstrom / Shoes: Glint Devyn, purchased at Nordstrom / Hair piece: Jessica McClintock  / Jewelry: Mariel earrings / Makeup and hair: Zethina Haehl / Brooch Bouquet: Fantasy Floral Design by Amanda Heer / Stationery: idieh design

Backyard Mesa Wedding by Elyse Hall Photography + Eventology Events

If this wedding had a subtitle, it would surely be…A table full of pies and hearts full of love. Or possibly…How to make a backyard brimming with pumpkins look insanely adorable. Either of those would work swimmingly with this wedding designed by Eventology Events and with many a pretty picture by Elyse Hall Photography. It’s an affair that will make you wish that pumpkins were a year long wedding accessory. See it all right here my friends.

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From Meg of Eventology EventsWhen my best friend and business partner of Eventology Events announced that she was engaged, our wheels began spinning immediately. Having been event planners for some time now, we knew this had to be a unique and fabulous affair that would be remembered by all who attended. If I were to describe Erin, anything but traditional would come to mind. She is fun, quirky, bohemian and yet classically beautiful. And as we flipped through wedding magazines, she snubbed her nose at the stuffy, formal feel they all seemed to display. So we knew this girl would need to have a wedding that was warm, family-centered, festive and ferociously fun. Of course, there needed to be a bit of Richard in there as well. :)

Then she had an idea. When is the time one feels most relaxed, loved, full of festiveness and warmth? Thanksgiving, of course! The idea of a Thanksgiving dinner with around 100 close friends and family sparked an entire concept of how the day would play out. Family friends graciously offered their beautiful backyard as a venue. Set-up was a family affair, and everyone pitched in to make the space perfect. Pumpkins of every color, size and shape lined the aisle, as well as filled in corners of the large backyard. Instead of the expected autumn colors, she chose to use a palette consisting of charcoal gray, navy, ivory and gold. The front of the aisle was decorated with a collage of paper medallions, hung carefully by her brothers in all of the colors of the day, and it served as the perfect backdrop for the ceremony. Erin walked down the aisle to “Here Comes the Bride,” not by music or a band, but by kazoos of course, which were handed to each guest as they took their seats. The complete chaos of the first “practice” was brilliant. But by the time we were all in sync, the atmosphere felt so relaxed and comfortable that she was able to walk down the aisle, arm in arm with both of her brothers, beaming with pride that her genius plan had worked. Richard’s brother married the two in a top hat, and the whole thing felt more like we were getting to be witness to a private moment than just being guests at a typical wedding.

After a cocktail hour with hors d’houvres crafted brilliantly by a family friend, we all sat down family style to a festive Thanksgiving feast. “Place cards,” which were all old postcards, were gathered by Erin and me one afternoon at our local antique store. The tables were lined with miniature pumpkins, candles for ambiance and stunning floral arrangements by Aspen Renee Flower Boutique. Dancing and games — here is where Richard gets to shine — followed the turkey tasting. A friend spun records to keep the vibe fun and relaxed. Erin and Richard crafted their own corn-hole game and the men set up a ping-pong table to keep everyone busy. Erin’s brother fashioned a photo booth for guests to pose as cowboys and Indians. And once the coma from the stuffing and mashed potatoes had ended, the pie-judging contest commenced. Included in the invitation, Erin and Richard challenged their guests to bake a pie worthy of the bride and groom. These pies replaced the traditional wedding cake concept and it made for quite an amazing display, not to mention many more stuffed people:). The bride and groom then judged the pies to finish the evening. Erin’s attention to detail was impeccable, and I am so proud of what she created. Erin and Richard are an amazing couple who share each other’s love of food, music and family. They worked together seamlessly to honor what the other wanted. Needless to say this not-so-emotional girl got pretty choked up at the sight of her best friend beginning this new journey in her life. Erin and Richard, I love you, I admire you, and your wedding day is one I will never forget.

Wedding Photography: Elyse Hall Photography / Wedding Venue: The Home of Family Friends in Mesa, Arizona / Event Planning + Details: Eventology Events / Floral Design: Aspen Renee Flower Boutique / Catering: Heidi’s Events & Catering / Rentals: JMS Tents / Wedding Dress + Groom’s Attire: J.Crew / Shoes: TOMS / Rings: Barnes Fine Jewelers

Mesa Wedding by Chantel Marie Photography

Some people were born to DIY. Kind of like Martha minus the empire and this Bride is one of them. Seriously, you know your wedding is good when an editor thinks it’s a shoot right up until reading the description. And these two love birds are just too lovely not to gush about. And their wedding set in an orchard, filled with fabulous DIY details and captured perfectly by Chantel Marie Photography is equally gush worthy. So we’re gushing, we’re swooning and we are totally DYING over every second of this wedding. Be sure to stop by the gallery for lots more!

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From Chantel Marie PhotographyHilary and Jon tied the knot on 7.9.11  They dated on and off for about 4 years…they started dating in college at ASU.  He then moved to Hawaii to play collegiate golf and she moved back home to Vegas.  They were in and out of the relationship.  Just when Hilary thought things were all over, Jon and her worked it out. He came home for holidays in hopes to win her back, knowing he could not live without her.  An amazing Thanksgiving and Christmas with their families in NV and AZ confirmed their forever love…he proposed his next trip home.

Hil and Jon are a very old-world loving, antique appreciating couple.  They adore cooking together and Hil loves needlework and DIY projects. Hil and her mom pretty much DIYed her entire wedding. Jon’s family has horses and a ranch and Hil is a very classy, thrifty gal. They compliment each other so well in that they are completely and entirely head over heels for each other.

Their wedding was gorgeous and they loved every moment of it.  It was so authentic to them. Hil had a say in everything that was purchased, made, and how and where it set at the venue.  The wedding was just ‘them’.

Reception: The Orange Orchard / Wedding Photography: Chantel Marie Photography / Wedding Cakes: Sandy Wright Cutting / Florals: Mother of the Bride + Friends / DJ: Hilary’s Playlist / Bride’s Dress: Saks Fifth Avenue / Hair Flower + Earrings: J.Crew / Groom’s Suit: Express / Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan / Invitations: Lyndsay Osburn Design

Real Wedding: Jonathan Canlas, VII

Thank you so much to Jonathan Canlas for sharing this lovely wedding with us. The bride is just possibly the cutest bride I have ever seen. And the wedding style, well…it’s very SMP. Chic, approachable and filled to the brim with personality.

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