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Peach + Gold Lakewood Ranch Wedding

Folded into this Lakewood Ranch soiree from K and K Photography are the sweetest soft peaches and golds, and the result is a romance-filled fete that has my heart skipping a beat. Top it off with the dreamiest Lazaro dress from JLM Couture that you ever did see? Well, my dears, I dare say you’ll be madly in love with this gallery too.


From the beautiful Bride… Adam and I were together for seven years before he proposed. The going joke was that I was going to have some extravagant wedding but that was definitely not what I was going for. We talked about a destination wedding but it was just too important for our grandparents to be present. After visiting countless venues, Adam’s Aunt recommended the Lakewood Ranch Country club (she’s an ambassador for LWR). I wanted a ballroom to fit 100 guests and it was perfect, not too big, not too small.

Adam is more classic and I love a little glam. I fell in love with the idea of a romantic spring wedding in March. Sping is always gorgeous in Sarasota. My color palette was soft peach, ivory, and gold. I wanted a romantic, timeless wedding with a hint of glam.

It all started with the dress. I chose a Ivory, Lace, Couture bridal gown by Lazaro. Some detail: sweetheart neckline, alencon lace skirt with pleated net godets and chapel train. Once I stepped into that dress I didn’t want to take it off!

My bridesmaids were in gorgeous, soft peach, floor length dresses. They wore different variations but all in soft peach. We topped them in diamonds and pearls with bouquets of Juliet garden roses, pale peach tulips, and versilia roses. Adam was in a classic black tuxedo with an ivory vest and tie. His groomsmen also in classic black tuxedo’s with soft grey vest and tie. We pinned them with Peoni buds and pale peach roses.

Ceremony Inspiration… It was really important for us to have our puppy there! Teddie the golden doodle was dressed to the nines in a D.I.Y ivory satin bow. We arranged for him to be there after the ceremony for pets and pictures. It really made our day!

Wedding Inspiration…I found a lot of inspiration from wedding blogs and magazines. Luckily, I had my Confetti and Botanica girls to help me with inspiration and they brought our ideas to life.

It was the cutest thing to find out that my groom was secretly collecting our RSVP cards – he was excited too.

We wanted to sit with our friends and family so we just had to have a feasting table. The head table was dressed with a Champagne Dupioni and a gorgeous lace overlay. For florals we chose an eclectic mix of gold containers filled with ivory hydrangeas, white tulips, peach roses and pale peach spray roses. We used candles on gold pillars and gold chargers to glam it up a pinch. It was stunning.

I chose Chic Sweets because We both have a major sweet tooth. We wanted our guests to have edible party favors (that’s what would want)!

It was important to us that our friends share the day celebrating with us. We had a delicious dinner, a champagne toast, and we danced the night away. But the best part of all was that I could feel the love in that room. :)

As for us, the Bride and groom stepped into a Vintage Rolls Royce and lived happily ever after.

Photography: K And K Photography | Videographer: Bokeh Studeo | Wedding Gown: Lazaro | Band: Gypsy Lane | Ceremony And Cocktail Music: Bella Musica | Coordination: Confetti Events + Weddings | Dance Floor Vinyl: My Event Design | Favors/Dessert Table: Chic Sweets | Floral, Lighting, Draping And Linens: Botanica | Invitations/Day Of Stationary: Urban Coast | Makeup/Hair: Elegant Wedding Hair And Makeup | Officiant/Notary: Sensational Ceremonies | Transportation: SRQ Transportation | Transportation-Rolls Royce: Ambassador Limousine | Venue: Lakewood Ranch

Hayley Paige and Jim Hjelm Occasions are members of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here. K and K Photography, LLC and JLM Couture, Inc are members of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
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Pastel Art Deco Wedding Inspiration

What’s better than a bit of classy art deco inspiration? Deco splashed in an array of pastels, of course! Shannon Gail Weddings and Events stepped outside the traditional black and gold for an unexpected, but refreshing style. From a colorful table dressed in BBJ Linens to the sweet detailing on the cakes by Elysia Root Cakes, the darling Cristina G Photography snapped up every inch right here.

From Shannon Gail Weddings and EventsOur approach to the shoot was to fuse the bold deco aesthetic that was made so popular with Gatsby, with an unexpected soft spring palette rather than the traditional black and gold that you see. The result was an editorial shoot that was not only on trend but also current and in season. We put together an absolute dream team of Chicago favorites and used the backdrop of the stunning Chicago History Museum as our inspiration. We were able to get a few show stopping pieces from our friends at Maria Elena, Hayley Paige, and Lazaro which brought the glam level of a few notches without question, and we are so thankful! The details were amazing – look out for golden eggs which we painted ourselves, sugar kumquats on the cake (kumquats are just so adorably sweet) and a vintage camera collection! Editorial shoots truly allow us as vendors to take artistic license and showcase a bit more whimsy and magnetic detail than when we are working with a client, and we hope this shoot inspires Brides to take a few chances and not be afraid to play with mixtures of various trends and colors!

Photography: Cristina G Photography | Videography: Imagination Designers | Accessories: Maria Elena | Cake Designer: Elysia Root Cakes | Dress Boutique: Bella Bianca Bridal Couture | Dress Designer: Lazaro | Dress Designer: Hayley Paige | Event Concept And Planning: Shannon Gail Weddings And Events | Floral : StemLine Creative | Hair And Make-Up: Tamara Make-Up And Hair Artistry | Linen Rental: BBJ Linen | Location: Chicago History Museum | Paper Products: Anna Kate Design | Tabletop And Chair Rental: Halls Rental

Hayley Paige and Jim Hjelm Occasions are members of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here. Chicago History Museum, Shannon Gail Weddings and Events, BBJ, JLM Couture, Inc and Cristina G Photography are members of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
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Rustic Bluefield Farm Wedding Film

When Fiore Films sent over this sweet little rustic snippet, I was immediately drawn into the playfulness of this adorable duo. A first look in an old barn, a dance in a field of wildflowers and one adorable pup in a bow tie later, and you’ve got a glimpse of the best kind of love there is. See more from Ricky Restiano in the gallery.


From Fiore Films… “Never underestimate a quickie” is what we like to say. Every once in a while we like to share a mini Teaser (about 90 seconds long) and call it a “Quickie”. Our brides and FB friends have become familiar with Fiore Films’ “Quickie” and actually look forward to them! God we LOVE this Bluefield Farm wedding so much! Couldn’t have asked for a more amazing hidden gem of a place, perfect day that almost looks fake, and we especially could not have asked for a more beautiful couple! We kept saying it was right out of a movie or magazine. ‪Simona and ‪Mike could not have planned a more perfect wedding and we are so happy to share just a few gorgeous moments of it!

From The Bride… I knew when planning our wedding I wanted to do something different, something that my Italian family was not familiar with. I searched high and low for months to find the perfect country atmosphere for our wedding. We saw about 3 different venues, but all 3 were too far from home. I had almost given up hope and giving in to the traditional Italian wedding that my mother always dreamed of me having, until my Zia Annetta (who helped with decor) discovered a place that was right in our town! We had no idea it was there, hidden with all it’s rustic beauty, it was the perfect place to have our wedding, we fell in love. From the moment I saw it, I knew, everything in my dreams was about to come true. Nobody realizes when having an outdoor wedding how involved you have to be, we knew it was going to be a challenge starting from scratch. We couldn’t have chosen better vendors for the job. AJ Bassani from In Thyme Catering and Sperry Tents couldn’t have made our lives any easier-throughout the process of planning and especially the day of the wedding. The food and presentation was phenomenal and the tent was gorgeous! Our cake from Palermo Bakery was nothing fancy, it had little rustic charm-just like we wanted and most of all was so delicious! Jay della Valle’s crew Owls and Lions of Spinners Entertainment was important to us because Mike and I first met on a dance floor, at a friends wedding-where Jay was working his magic! The moment we sat down with Chris Perino from Ricky Restiano Photography and told him what we wanted, he couldn’t have been more excited to head towards a different direction. He captured every detail, from flowers done by Jodie Hamel and Joy Macy and DIY projects done by my talented cousin Salvatore LaRosa. This was all filmed by Fiore Films who were so professional and accommodating! We are so happy to work with them and now relive all the memories! Especially my cousin Franco from Italy, singing our father daughter dance! Makeup artist, Erica Gonzalez and stylist Laurell Giumarra both made me and everyone so beautiful on my wedding day. They are extremely talented! They are patient people, which helped me remain comfortable and calm that morning. The icing on the cake that everyone could not get enough of was TJ Rickli’s vintage Ford Pickup, the truck was the perfect touch! Our wedding was truly an unforgettable day, and could not have been done without the help and support from my best friend, my husband-Mike and above all else our FAMILY and FRIENDS!

Photography: Ricky Restiano | Cinematography: Fiore Films | Catering: In Thyme Catering | DJ: Spinners Entertainment / Owls & Lions | Blufield Farm In Blauvelt, NY: | Brides Dress: Rivini | Flower Girl Boots: Country Outfitter | Groom Bow Tie: Alexander McQueen | Maid Of Honor Dress: BHLDN | Makeup: Erica Gonzalez | Music: The Music Bed | Tent: Sperry Tents

BHLDN and Rivini are members of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here. Fiore Films and Sperry Tents are members of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
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