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Traditional + Glamorous English Country Wedding

The combo of ingredients that makeup this one-of-a-kind day result in a truly beautiful wedding ‘recipe’. Cobblestone streets, quintessential English character, a gray and orange decked town hall, vintage sparkle and tradition galore… like no other fete we’ve ever set our sights on and that’s why we love it so. Jacob and Pauline Photography stood by this couple’s side through every special moment—see it all here.

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From Jacob and Pauline PhotographyPolly and Chris chose to get married in a quintessentially lovely town called Rye. Thatched cottage and cobbled streets set the theme of their elegant day. The wedding was held in Rye Town Hall, a gorgeous space decked in greys and orange tones. Polly wore a vintage styled twenties gown with a beaded headdress and minimal veil. She paired the dress with a fur stole, and country-inspired white poppy and rose bouquet.

Once Chris and Polly has said their vows and committed their lives to each other they carried on with tradition once again and had the Master of Ceremonies ring them into the reception venue at The George Hotel. Cries that Polly and Chris were married echoed down the streets! It was such a lovely touch for the couple, as well as their friends and family.

The venue was lit by candles and dressed in whites and ivory tones, and the cake… what a spectacle of chocolate! Each guest had chocolates as wedding favours too, and enjoyed a really relaxed meal together. Although Polly and Chris wanted an traditionally country English wedding, which was evident in the flowers, favours and formalwear, it was a very relaxed day. There wasn’t a strict schedule to follow and no one was worried about it being a Perfect Day. Instead, they focused on having fun with their loved ones.

One thing that helped is that Polly and Chris chose to have an engagement shoot before the big day. This helped them relax on their wedding, and meant we could get some really quite touching shots of them both.

Photography: Jacob and Pauline Photography | Floral Design: Katherine Craft | Stationery: Feelgoodinvites | Ceremony Venue: Rye Town Hall | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy | Makeup: Jane Mather | Hair: Simply Beautiful Wedding Hair | Groom's Suit: Hugo Boss | Wedding Venue: The Geroge In Rye | Bride's Dress: Daisy by Eliza Jane Howell | Headpiece And Veil: Gillian Million London | Singer: AJ Lewis

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Intimate Destination Wedding in Paris

We’ve seen our fair share of weddings set in the City of Lights, but this destination affair photographed by Clary Pfeiffer is going down as my absolute favorite. A mix of old world romance and modern luxury, it’s a day you’d probably never guess was primarily planned by the couple and their vendors via email – with a little help from Google translator along the way! Get your swoon on in the gallery right here.

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From The Bride… If one were to ask about the idea of a destination wedding in Paris – elopement or intimate wedding – my advice would be: DO IT! It was the best decision that I could have made. The beautiful, old world architecture was perfect for wedding photographs, the most Michelin star chefs per square capita in the world was perfect for a gourmet wedding meal, and the romance of the city makes Paris a wedding destination second to none. In addition to these reasons, we originally chose Paris as a honeymoon destination because my groom is in the food and beverage industry, and we planned to indulge in the finest culinary creations in the world. In researching Paris as a wedding destination, I thought: How daring, romantic, luxurious, and unforgettable!

Three things to note about Paris…(1) There are strict residency and legal requirements to get married in Paris, but nothing is stopping you from getting married in the U.S. beforehand and having a symbolic ceremony with a celebrant in Paris; (2) Many vendors and venues are closed for part of July and the entire month of August; (3) Google translate via email will become your best friend as many vendors prefer to communicate in French. The good news – you could plan your own wedding in Paris mainly via email as I did with patience and persistence.

In 1826, Chapelle Expiatoire was constructed in memory of King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette. The old world architectural features, acoustics, natural lighting, and circular structure are perfect for an intimate ceremony. Violinist Rodolfo Benitez played some of our favorite classical music to include Ludovico Einaudi.

We could not marry in Paris without obtaining wedding photographs in front of Lady Eiffel and Pont des Arts. Clary Pfeiffer, our wedding photographer, was amazing about placement and poses, incredibly professional and hardworking, and fun to be around. I was drawn to Clary Pfeiffer’s photography because she captures romantic photographs using soft light at flattering angles. The Eiffel Tower, riddled with tourists, added to the character of the photographs. We followed tradition at Pont des Arts, and enclosed a heart-shaped locket with our names and the wedding date on a chain link of the bridge, and made a wish upon the skeleton key as it was launched in to the Seine.

During our photography session, we sent our guests on a tour of Paris in a luxury vehicle with an English-speaking tour guide and champagne. The tour included all of the major sights in Paris.

The Four Seasons Paris George V offered us the most comprehensive and attractive wedding package of all luxury hotels in Paris. I have never experienced luxury, first class service, exquisite French design, and mind-blowing cuisine as during my entire wedding experience at the Four Seasons Paris. The reception took place in Salon Anglais modeled after the library at Versailles. Jeff Leatham created an amazing floral design. Our decadent wedding meal was the best I have ever had to include foie gras, sea bass, filet mignon, and chocolate mousse cheesecake. Violinist Rodolfo Benitez provided amazing music from Bob Marley to Lauryn Hill.

Photography: Clary Pfeiffer | Invitations: Smitten On Paper | Ceremony Venue: Chapelle Expiatoire | Reception Venue: Four Seasons Paris George V, Salon Anglais | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Makeup: Clotilde Sourisseau | Hair: James By JMS | Bride's Bodice : Monique Lhuillier | Bride's Custom Skirt: Green And Blue Studio Couture | Engagement And Wedding Rings: Eli Jewels | Florist For Ceremony: Amaryllis Fleurs | Groom's Tux: Saint Laurent Tuxedo | Porsche Rental : AAA Luxury Car Rentals | Violinist : Rodolfo Benitez

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Romantic Outdoor Wedding in Ancient Rome

There is an old saying that all roads lead to Rome, and after scrolling through the gallery courtesy of Amy and Stuart I couldn’t agree more. From their ancient cloister reception to the regally romantic ceremony, Italia Celebrations was on hand to make sure marital dreams became reality. Watch the entire day unfold and see every picturesque moment here!

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From Italia CelebrationsMolly and Patrick were such a lovely couple and so much in love. They had a special relationship with Rome and so wanted to have their wedding there with their closest friends and family. Shortly after meeting them I took them to a special cloister in Rome that was closed to the public up until just months earlier. Although the cloister dates back to the Middle Ages, it currently houses the Institute for Ancient Roman Studies and the setting could not be more appropriate for this purpose. It was the first location that we saw together and it was love at first sight.

The entrance of the cloister was designed as an optical illusion so that the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, although two miles away, fills the entire view. My only demand was that the couple let me fill the triple arches on the exterior of the building with three huge chandeliers. I always love chandeliers but this exterior was just begging for them. Happily the bride agreed. What I didn’t the bride was that I had months of meetings and site inspections with our lighting specialists and up until the final installation we were still making engineering and electrical adjustments. But it all worked out perfectly.

Both the cloister for the reception and the church for the Catholic ceremony are set on one of the founding hills of Rome dating back almost three thousand years and just everything is ancient and historic. Their Catholic wedding took place in one of the very first Christian churches ever constructed, dating back to the year 425 A.D. and now home to the Dominican Order of Catholic priests. So important is this church that it is the first step in Catholic Rome for celebrating Lent on Palm Sunday. In the photos you can saw many Ancient Roman details that are a part of the church’s architecture and decoration.

Once the ceremony concluded the guests were able to walk only 100 feet away to the ancient cloister for the reception to begin. There they were greeted with a vast assortment of Roman hors d’oeuvres both hot and cold. And it wouldn’t be a true Italian wedding celebration without a whole prosciutto leg that is hand sliced upon request. The bride and groom made their entrance into the cloister to the cheers of the guests who had arrived there before them. From the inner cloister the group moved to the garden terrace with a spectacular view over Rome. The garden was divided into the dinner area on the right hand side and the the after dinner lounge and dancing area was set up on the left hand side. During the seated dinner they were entertained by a Supper Club Jazz Sextet.

Following the dinner was the cutting of the cake and the first dance. The cake was a classical Italian millefoglie with wild strawberries and pastry cream. Once the cake had been eaten and washed down with Italian bubbly it was time for everyone to kick off their heels in the after dinner lounge area where a DJ was waiting for them. They were also treated to an ample dessert buffet and an open bar.

The photographers are the super talented duo of Amy and Stuart who had flown over from California to shoot the wedding. In the plans was a second day of shooting around Rome with the bride and groom back in their wedding finery. Just have a look at the photos, it looks like a travelogue of Rome. The photos are just astonishing and Amy and Stuart did an amazing job.

Photography: Amy And Stuart | Event Planning: Italia Celebrations | Floral Design: Noosheen | Wedding Dress: Ines Di Santo | Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Hair And Make Up: Italia Celebrations | Entertainment: Supper Club Jazz Sextet | Groom's Attire: Ralph Lauren | Groom's Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Bridesmaid's Dress: Swoon Bridal | Bridesmaid's Dress: Amsale | Bridesmaid's Dress: Mac Duggal | Ceremony And Reception Venue: Institute For Ancient Roman Studies | Linens: Italia Celebrations | Veil: Lovella Bridal

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Vintage Elegant Swedish Wedding Inspiration

I love exploring new places, and luckily, my job sort of comes with a little virtual taste of that through all the weddings and shoots that we feature on the daily. Today? We’re diving into the charm and beauty of Sweden thanks to 2 Brides Photography and Vintage Wedding by Sweden. It’s vintage pretty at it’s finest, from the hairstyles to the sweet gowns and all that lies in between.

From the vendor team… In an old attic in the south of Sweden, two cousins found a hidden treasure. An unused and long forgotten about lot of vintage wedding dresses from a bygone era. When Frida and Emma chose me to shoot their campaign images I was so stoked! I mean I love old lace, vintage fashion and the idea of what they where all about. To have the opportunity to photograph dresses like these and working with a fab team of wedding business professionals doesn’t come around too often. All I can say is it was truly a dream gig!

Vintage Wedding By Sweden was founded in 2015 by Emma and Frida, both living and working on the little island Hönö, situated outside the west coast of Sweden. In two old charming houses, unique showrooms have been built and is open to meet and greet brides with champagne and fittings. Enjoy this taste of West Coast Sweden with it’s unique archipelago nature and fisherman’s culture as we incorporate today’s and yesterday’s beauty and craftsmanship in a lovely mesh.

Photography: 2 Brides Photography / Isabelle Hesselberg | Floral Design: The Wild Rose | Wedding Dress: Vintage Wedding by Sweden | Cake: Sanna's Tårtor | Makeup Artist: Jessica Fahleson | Hair stylist: Hönö Hair Care | Showroom: Vintage Wedding By Sweden | Stationery & Calligraphy: Miss Papperista | Stylist: Linus Hermansson

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Rustic Norwegian Wedding in Tuscany

Can we just agree that getting married in Tuscany is what wedding dreams are made of? Surrounded by olive groves, the authenticity of this affair is overwhelmingly breathtaking. From their garden ceremony to the courtyard reception, Facibeni Fotografia shared every darling detail with us here!

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From Photographer Facibeni FotografiaCatherine and Nils chose to celebrate their wedding on an estate in the pristine Tuscan countryside. Along with their families and their close friends, they chose an old village to spend a few days relaxing with their loved ones due to the good food and the many experiences that the region offers to visitors.



The estate “ Quercia al Poggio” is the place they chose to celebrate the ceremony and organize the reception. The estate is an ancient Tuscan village surrounded by olive groves; completely built in stone, it is one of those authentic places where you can still feel the atmosphere of a few years ago. There are no ultra sharp TVs, and it is more likely to meet a donkey that a Wi-Fi signal. Well … a place of those where you leave heart and spirit!



The ceremony took place in the garden. A short but very intense rite, in which families and guests attended moved, in an almost surreal silence, interrupted only by birdsongs.

 In a place so beautiful and romantic, the photo shoot could not but be exciting. I chose to portray the couple simply, during a walk on the dirt road that winds through the property.



The dinner was held in the courtyard, between the ancient stone walls of the village. The T table has been prepared in a simple way, with flowers of the territory. Dinner was delicious, with delicious dishes of meat and mushrooms, and the inevitable red wine produced on the estate of Quercia al Poggio.



The speeches were endless! The Norwegian tradition in fact wants, in addition to the wedding party, that even friends say a few words to wish good luck to the marriage.

Photography: Facibeni Fotografia | Floral Design: Florence Flowers | Wedding Dress: Hege Bolstad | Ceremony Venue: Quercia Al Poggio | Reception Venue: Quercia Al Poggio | Catering: Leonardo Catering | Groom's Attire: Suitopia

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Posh Grey + Gold Provencal Wedding Inspiration

There’s no question that a Provencal landscape in and of itself is brimming with natural beauty. But when you layer on a charming wedding design, like this one from La Fabrique à Rêves, it’s completely elevated. Brimming with undeniably pretty florals from L’Art Qui Pousse, a gorgeous couple and a Claire Pettibone to boot, Greg Finck‘s captures have us all enchanted. Flip through every one right here.

From La Fabrique à RêvesFrom the height of a rocky spur overlooking the scrublands and vineyards of the Luberon, the citadel and chateau of Ménerbes keep watch over their treasure. Celebrated as one of the most beautiful villages of the Luberon, it has stone ramparts, frontons marked with dates and vaulted cellars that you enter like Ali Baba caves… The little paved streets lead the way to the rich historic heritage of the town, taking you to the doors of old residences and the 17th century bell tower rising over the square. This genuine place full of character has triumphantly stood the test of time and preserved the authentic Provencal spirit. It was an evidence for us to choose Ménerbes as home for our workshop.

Between Gordes and Ménerbes, there is an elegant 18th century residence: a typical country farm restored with respect for the pure tradition of the Provencal “mas”. Nestling among 23 hectares of vines, La Bastide de Marie shines out with a splendour rooted in authenticity. A driveway bordered by cyprus trees, century-old olive trees and enchantingly scented lavender bushes leads up to the house. Naturally we chose La Bastide de Marie and its emblematic surroundings as muse for our styled shoot.

Given the natural elegance and History of the venue, we were able to create a chic and refined wedding atmosphere with a touch of vintage. We mixed up natural colors with a variation of grey’s, and white’s while adding up a touch of gold.

With the participation of the extraordinary florist designer l’Art Qui Pousse, and two incredible models, Maïlys wearing the Florentine gown from Claire Pettibone and Jeoffrey wearing a blue / grey tuxedo created for the occasion by Faubourg Saint Sulpice, we were able to reach our full potential.

Besides, we added up a bit of temperament to the shoot with Google de l’orée des bois d’Astros, a gorgeous Great Dane. Finally we settled our dinner table on a large paved stone terrace overlooking the vineyard. Very special thanks and acknowledgment go to Gabriel Menassier from mg-image for his incredible video, and to Greg Finck Photography for his remarkable talent capturing moments.

Photography: Greg Finck Photography | Cinematography: Mg-image | Event Design: La Fabrique à Rêves | Event Planning: La Fabrique à Rêves | Floral Design: L'Art Qui Pousse | Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone | Cake: Une Affaire De Dessert | Stationery: La Fabrique à Rêves | Bride's Shoes: Muse Aix En Provence | Catering: Frédéric Bernard Traiteur | Makeup Artist: Blandine Fabre | Hair Stylist: Sylvie Pastore Transhair | Venue: La Bastide De Marie | Bridal Boutique: Black Burn Bridal | Great Dane: Google De L'orée Des Bois D'Astros | Groom's Attire & Shoes: Faubourg Saint Sulpice | Models: Maïlys MORATA & Jeoffrey KREBS

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