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Festive Fashion-Forward Winter Wedding Inspiration

I may be a tad bit biased, but I think it’s safe to say that anything in front of Rebecca Yale‘s lens is bound to turn into pure wedding gold. Gold with a side of subtle, yet festive red and green in this case. And while we usually gush over one bride, we’ve got two beauties today—and that means double the rings, dresses and bouquets (thanks to Ariel Dearie Flowers!). Ebb & Flow sat behind the striking design and you can see it all in THE VAULT.

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From Rebecca Yale PhotographyFor this bridal editorial we drew inspiration from two fashion forward brides with distinct aesthetics would combining their vision for a gorgeous same-sex winter wedding. We wanted a very clean palette playing with tone on tone in varying shades and textures of black and white with pops of red, green and gold as the only color. In our vision one of our brides was sleek and modern, choosing two architectural dresses and simple nude Valentino pumps. Her bouquet and ring were both structural and modern complimenting her aesthetic. We chose two sexier illusion dresses for our second bride, pairing them with strappy gold Jimmy Choo’s and a lush red bouquet and vintage inspired ring from Claire Pettibone’s new collection for Trumpet and Horn. We were drawn to the idea of two brides selecting their engagement rings from the same designer so they complimented each other, while still feeling uniquely them. We carried the juxtaposition of the sexy and modern aesthetics throughout the details of the editorial in the tablescape and the cocktail table with deep red florals with sleek marble chargers, and jewel toned hors d’oeuvres in cut glass and white vessels. We ended the editorial with a romantic horse and carriage, the perfect way to make your wedding exit befitting for a Victorian Mansion, decorated in architectural and minimal floral elements created by Ariel Dearie.

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Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography | Event Design: Ebb & Flow | Floral Design: Ariel Dearie Flowers | Wedding Dress: Kleinfeld Bridal | Rings: Trumpet & Horn | Catering: On The Marc | Makeup: Anjeh Bourne | Hair: Shavaughn Byrd | Invitations And Calligraphy: Written Word Calligraphy | Venue: Eolia Mansion | Chairs: Lillian August | Crystal Candelabra: CT Rental Center | Horse And Carriage: Cedar Knoll Farm | Photography Assistance: Rachel Watkinson | Rentals: Ebb & Flow | Ribbon And Runner: Silk & Willow | Ring Boxes: The Mrs Box | Wedding Dress #1: Gabriela Cadena | Wedding Dress #2: Rivini | Wedding Dress #3: Zuhair Murad | Wedding Dress #4: Tony Ward

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Elegant Connecticut Wedding at the Eolia Mansion

Weddings like this beauty captured by Joanna Fisher Photography are so incredibly perfect they will casually stroll arm in arm with Father Time and always be stylish. It’s a rare and lovely thing when that happens, but when it does, we are simply besides ourselves with anticipation to share it with all of you. Take a peek here.


From Joanna Fisher PhotographyJillian and Tulio’s love is contagious. From the moment we had our first consultation (and ended up talking Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings for about three hours over coffee), I felt like they were my old friends. Being able to photograph and capture their love was just the icing on the cake!

On the day of the wedding, Jillian and her maids arrived at the stunning Eolia Mansion at Harkness State Park and were whisked upstairs into the historical mansion guest room which served as the bridal suite. Sunlight filtered through the antique lace curtains, showering over Jillian’s stunning gown. The flowers arrived and filled the room with perfume just as the bridesmaids were finishing getting into their gowns. Shades of spring green were complimented by blush and ivory blooms, and the suite bustled with anticipation and energy. Jillian dressed in front of an age-old boudoir mirror, helped by her maids and her mother. Even as she stood still, helped into her shoes and buttoned and laced into her gown, she was stunning.

Outside under the pergola, Tullio waited patiently with his groomsmen, glancing up at the shaded windows of the mansion every once in a while, hoping that he might catch a glimpse of the woman he was about to marry. Rain had been predicted for that afternoon, but the sun was shining brightly through the vines and onto the ceremony – short, sweet, and joyfully tearful.

Following the couples’ vows, and first kiss, guests were ushered under the hand painted stone archways for cocktail hour, while Jillian and Tullio took their time for their portraits. They had informed me early on that they wanted only a few small groups photographed – that they wanted the focus and the majority of our time spent together, capturing their love.

We walked the length of the pergola, through the English Gardens, past hundred year old gates overlooking the ocean. Every photograph was effortlessly stunning. Their love shone through in each and every image.

When the sun began to set, the couple joined their guests under the tent, and danced the night away, breaking only to share toasts with friends and family, and to cut the cake that they baked themselves at the groom’s family-owned bakery.

This couples love – and their day – was picture perfect.

Photography: Joanna Fisher Photography | Floral Design: Forget Me Not | Cake: Milani Bakery | Ceremony Venue: Eolia Mansion | Catering: Culinary Concerts | Makeup + Hair: Beauty Bar | DJ: Vinny Valentino

Southern Military Wedding from Coleman Photography

This wedding is literally dripping with Southern elegance.  And when I say dripping, I mean that a cool sophistication is seriously bursting from every nook and cranny… the kind of day where glamorous stylings and vintage details collide with lush blooms from Gardenia Floral Design and a mesmerizing Vera Wang standing front and center of all of the pretty.  Oh, and the gallery of gorgeous images from Coleman Photography?  Simply amazing.  Join me there NOW for all of the pretty.

From the Bride… This Georgia Historic Landmark created the perfect atmosphere of rich Southern charm and Georgia history I was looking for in my military wedding. The venue is a historic governor’s mansion nestled among grand Georgia Oak trees located in the middle of downtown Monroe, Georgia. A vintage chandelier dripping with crystals hung from a linen draped arbor envisioned and built by myself and my family for a simple, yet dramatic backdrop where my husband-to-be (dressed in Marine Corps dress blues) and I exchanged vows. Inspiration for the centerpieces came from the mansion’s book-lined library and masculine glamour reflected throughout the rooms inside with mixed mercury glass votives and tea cups filled with delicate flowers floating among stacked vintage books. Lace wrapped votives made by me were scattered amongst tables that were covered in ivory lace overlays for an extra chic touch. The bridal party table was designed by me with vintage china plates laid atop large vintage doilies on farmhouse tables to create unique place-settings. Coleman Photography captured the details of our day perfectly. Amy Reed with Amy Reed Events was beyond phenomenal in allowing everything to flow smoothly from start to finish.

Being a military wedding, there was a certain level of class and style I needed to attain. Choosing the perfect location was the hardest part about planning for our big day, because I desired for the venue to reflect both of our personalities. Alex, my groom, was in flight school throughout our entire engagement, so I was left to make most decisions such as this. A true Georgia peach (born and raised), I often drool over plantation homes with large columns and old gorgeous oak trees decorating the property . While touring our venue, there were little reminders of the beautiful things I love in life screaming out that this was the perfect place: vintage tea cups scattered throughout the house, a grand library full of old books owned by the historic governor, crystal chandeliers in every room, I swooned. Very carefully, I picked out details of the venue we fell in love with and incorporated them into our decor to create the chic vintage feel of our wedding day. A few of my favorite things from the wedding day: seeing how beautiful my bridesmaids looked in their soft blush colored chiffon dresses, sipping on mimosas while being pampered by Flawless Finish, the anticipation of seeing Alex’s face for the first time that day as I walked down the aisle, my father’s happy tears as he had his first glance at me in my white dress… The most perfect part of our day however, all details and decorations aside, was that I became married to the man of my dreams.

Photography: Coleman Photography, Athens, Georgia | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Hair + Makeup: Flawless Finish | Floral Design: Gardenia Floral Design | Event Coordination: Amy Reed Events | Wedding Venue: McDaniel-Tichenor House, Monroe, Georgia | Bride’s Shoes: Valentino | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: I DO I DO Bridal, Athens, Georgia | Flower Girl Dress: Marchesa for Target | Farmhouse Tables: Wedding & Event Rental, Oconee, Georgia | Vintage Rentals: (Chandelier, Tea Cups, Vintage Plates, Doilies) Ooh La La Vintage Rentals, Watkinsville, Georgia | Other Rentals: (Tent, Tables, Chairs, Lights): Barron’s Rentals | Arbor: Built by Bride’s Family + Bride | Unity Candle: Waterford | Catering + Wedding Cake: Trump’s Catering | Cake Bar: Cecilia’s

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