The Bride Designed Her Own Floral Print Wedding Dress

The second this wedding from Keepsake Memories Photography came through our inbox, we knew we’d found something special. For starters, the bride Laura happens to be the manager of a bridal salon and knew she wanted something truly unique for her own big day. She took the floral print of an Anna Maier gown and custom-designed a dress fit for a bridal fashionista. But the dress is only the beginning, and there’s much more to see right this way.

From Keepsake Memories PhotographyOne would think it would be incredibly simple and easy for the manager of a bridal salon to find her perfect gown. But for Laura, who’s used to seeing countless designs every day, it meant wanting something truly out-of-the-box. So, she created it.

One look at the floral pattern from the skirt of an Anna Maier gown was all it took. Laura customized it by using the purple fabric for the entire gown – from neckline to hemline. It was a design choice that, along with her modern black heels and statement jewelry, made an impression. Even though Laura’s style is very modern, she, along with her groom Greg, knew that there were traditional elements they wanted to incorporate for their big day. The two chose to get married at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church in Norwalk, Conn. – the same church Laura’s parents were married in, in the town she grew up in. She also wore her mother’s cathedral-length veil.

Their color palette for the day was black, purple, white, and gold. Bridesmaids wore long purple dresses and carried bouquets bursting with white flowers. The groomsmen wore black tuxedos, black bow ties, and white boutonnieres.

Armed with a white bouquet, Laura was escorted down the aisle and greeted Greg at the altar, waiting her arrival in a handsome black tux. He exchanged loving smiles with his bride and they made their promises to one another in front of friends and family.

Laura and Greg posed for photos afterwards and soaked in the scene by the water before heading to the celebration. The bride removed her veil to show off her chic up do and get ready to party.

Their reception was a luxurious outdoor affair, complete with elegant white tents, glistening string lights, and loads of flowers. Ferrero Rocher candies served as part of the escort card display and a glittering gold and white cake was a picture-perfect centerpiece.

As the day turned to dusk, the live band kept guests dancing throughout the night. The fun-loving bride and groom enjoyed toasts from loved ones and shared laughs under the glowing tent.

And at the end of the evening, with Greg’s arms wrapped around his bride, Laura was the epitome of bridal style. Not for her dress, shoes, hair or makeup, but for the sheer joy worn authentically across her face.

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Photography: Keepsake Memories Photography | Floral Design: Peter's Wholesale Florist | Wedding Dress: Anna Maier | Ceremony Venue: Saint Thomas Aquinas | Reception Venue: Inn At Longshore | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: On The Marc | Hair + Makeup: Dana Bartone & Company

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New England Lawn Club Wedding from Melani Lust Photography

Every so often, we come across a wedding that could have made even Jackie O jealous, and today is one of those days. It’s so classically beautiful, it will forever live in Vogue, and it’s as stunning as stunning can be. Lucky for us, Melani Lust Photography was there capturing every single romantic, candlelit moment.

Country Club

From the photographer… Katelin & Matthew met in high school and have been sweethearts ever since, their wedding was a true union of families and there were many, many beautiful candid moments. The day was as perfect as it gets with classic glamour setting the stage for a memorable day. The bridesmaids were brilliant in their own style of dress, in a nude tonal range. We planned to visit the spot where Matthew proposed, the gorgeous Southport harbor, with Katelin’s family’s antique Bentley as a backdrop. The Lawn Club provided an ever-changing and elegant setting with its Georgian architecture and Art Deco/Colonial Revival Interior, a photographer’s dream. Katelin dazzled when she transformed her Monique Lhuillier dress by taking off the duster, revealing a chic sheath. The photo booth & incredible band had guest frollicking from room to room in a whirl of joy. Understated with impeccable gradients of rose, guests loved the cake and the fun cake ceremony! A sparkler exit was the perfect romantic end to a memorable day.

Photography: Melani Lust Photography | Cinematography: Fairytale Studio | Flowers: Fleur De Lys Floral | Invitations: Chatham And Caron | Church: Greenfield Hill Congregational | Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Makeup: Sandra Downie Beauty Studio | Band: ETA Music | Bridal Styling: The Plumed Serpent Bridal Salon | Country Club: New Haven Lawn Club | Photo Booth: Photo Booth Lounge | Wedding Dresss: Monique Lhuillier

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