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Red White and Blue Anniversary Session

As the girl who tied the knot over the 4th of July weekend many moons ago, beautiful Americana inspiration predictably wins my heart every time. This perfect anniversary session from 13:13 Photography has done just that with it’s red and white stripes, naked cake adorned with strawberries and blackberries, and stunning beach locale. It’s one for the books, this one.

Cristy and David are such a sweet couple, happy and in love, and celebrating their one-year anniversary. They met in college 2008, but didn’t start dating until 2010. They finally tied the knot last year and are still as in love as ever. We wanted to celebrate their love with a pretty, romantic beach picnic, adorned with a hint of red white and blue to inspire the warm summery feelings solicited by our favorite summer holiday!

Photography: 13:13 Photography

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Vintage Glam Florida Wedding

I love a wedding that thinks outside the typical design box. A wedding that embraces the eclectic and can pull off both “vintage” and “modern” in one fell swoop. It’s the kind of thing that happens when both bride and bridesmaid work with Peplum Event And Design, and thanks to the beautiful work of Michelle March we’ve got our hands on every last bit. Go ahead and get lost in the gallery right here.


From the Bride…. I think back at our wedding and I still can’t believe all of this was for John and I! What made the wedding so special was that we stayed true to who we are and what we represent, fun loving people who just love to create and inspire. Our wedding was the true essence of creativity and fun.

Thinking back to the planning process, the details meant everything to us. Starting from the venue to the invitations, to the paper tassels and especially our fringed walled! Most of the details were handmade and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without my planner/bridesmaid/designer, Jelli from Peplum Events & Design. She really executed our vision flawlessly! The classic black and white details mixed in with touches of gold and bright colors were very aesthetically pleasing. We wanted our guests to feel like they were in a cottage somewhere in Europe while having fun celebrating with us!

There were some very unique details that reflected our personalities, such as having guests sign a bass drum because John is a drummer and lots of paper details since I am a lover of paper and own my own paper design business, Lalita Paperie & Designs. I have no regrets and would encourage all brides to really think outside the box and let this day be a reflection of your personalities. We were blessed in so many ways and our vendors were truly the best of the best!

From the planner, Jelli of Peplum Events… It was extra special being able to plan and design this fantastic wedding for two very important people in my life. It was an honor to do all of that while also standing by the bride’s side while she married the man of her dreams.

Usually, Laudys and I work together to make other brides’ wedding dreams come to life as she is a part of Peplum’s creative team, but this time she was the client. Although we worked countless nights together to create all of the beautiful handmade details and plan her dream wedding, she was able to enjoy her bride moment on the day of her wedding and my team was able to execute everything flawlessly.

I understood their vision and it was fun to be able to curate the entire event because they are a fun couple and the wedding was a true reflection of their personalities. I never thought I would be able to play both roles, but the team of vendors we worked with were really the best and this amazing wedding would have not been such a success without any of them. Seeing their smiling faces in a place so full of love was really the most memorable moment for me as their planner and bridesmaid. It was so heart-warming to know that I had something to do with that moment of happiness and to have been in the presence of true love.

Photography: Michelle March | Styling: Peplum Event And Design | Event Planning: Peplum Events And Design | Floral Design: Peplum Events And Design | Wedding Dress: Anne Barge | Invitations: Lalita Paperie And Design | Shoes: Christian Siriano | Jewelry: C. Wonder | Catering: Bjoely Catering | Hair: Atelier Hair Salon | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Chairs And Table Rentals: Kirby Rentals | Venue: Rabbit Hollow | Vintage Rentals: Vintage Chic Affairs

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Chic Sarasota, FL Wedding at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

I’ve professed my love for  Justin DeMutiis a time or two on this site, and really, how can you blame me when he sends weddings like this botanical beauty our way. Captured in a way that feels like pure magic, every image sitting in this gallery makes my heart beat a bit faster, and you can see them all here.

From The Bride…Our wedding took place on a beautiful spring day (March 1, 2014) in Sarasota, Florida in a plush, green botanical garden. It was the most magical day – it almost seemed as if the heaven’s were shining down on us. The weather was absolutely perfect – 78 degrees, with zero humidity, and lots of sunshine. You could smell the aroma of blooming flowers all around the gardens. There was a light breeze that kept our guest cool, and made my veil dance as I walked down the aisle with my father, which was one of the most anticipated, and memorable, walks of my life. Our ceremony was very emotional and full of love. There were lots of laughs, and happy tears. My mom, sister and I put together almost all of our decorations, including the homemade burlap/lace tablecloth overlays on each reception table. It was the epitome of southern elegance. I had a unique charm attached to my bouquet of my Mema (Dad’s mom) who passed away nearly 20 years ago. My brother surprised me by playing the guitar and singing a slow country song at the beginning of our reception. It was one of the most touching experiences of my life…I’ll never forget it. My husband and I, who have been together for 6 years, were SO happy to share this perfect day with our friends and family. We had known every single person in our bridal party for at least 10 years. They all hold a special place in our lives. Our guests continue to talk about how awesome our wedding day was, and we couldn’t agree more!

Photography: Justin DeMutiis Photography | Wedding Planner: Simply Sophisticated/Caitlen Murrell | Florist: Elegant Designs Floral Art Studio | Wedding Dress: Brides By Demetrios | Bride's Shoes: David's Bridal | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Catering: Mattison's Catering | Makeup Artist: Femme Akoi/Christine Wheaton | Hair Stylist: D Retro Salon Spa/Angela Thomas | DJ: Black Tie DJs | Botanical Garden: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens | Ceremony Music/Guitarist: Dean Miller | Transportation: Diplomat Transportation

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