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Ethereal Dunes Bridal Inspiration

As I bid sweet summer adieu, I’m relishing in any toes-in-the-sand goodness I can get my hands on. Thankfully, this coastal gem made it’s way into my inbox by way of the ever intriguing Kyle John Photography just in time. One Kelly Lenard bouquet and a Sarah Seven dress later and I’m reminded of why beach bridal sessions win me over every time.

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Summer
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Waterside
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Elegant

From Kyle John Photography

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!

– Lord Byron

Photography: Kyle John Photography | Floral Design: Kelly Lenard | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Jewelry: Mineralogy Design | Hair And Makeup: Nika Vaughn For Nika Vaughn Bridal Artists | Venue: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore | Film Processing: PhotoVision Prints | Model: Ford Models | Veil: The Left Bank

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Sweet At Home Indiana Wedding

While I currently call the East Coast home, the Midwest will always have my heart. Hook, line and sinker. It’s the place where sweet backyard weddings like this gem happen, captured by the talented Kyle John. Think casual, homey charm infused with elegance for days, and Boldly Chic Events behind every bit. Want more? The Vault is where it’s at.

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Summer
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At Home
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Casual

From the Bride & Groom… The ceremony and reception were both held in the backyard of the home where Molly’s mother grew up. We wanted the wedding to be elegant yet relaxed, and for decor we relied on the surrounding natural beauty of the sycamores and gardens. Despite several sporadic downpours throughout the day, the clouds parted for guests to enjoy cocktail hour and the celebration lasted late into the evening with dinner and dancing. 

Photography: Kyle John Photography | Event Design: Kelly Lenard | Event Planning: Boldly Chic Events | Floral Design: Kelly Lenard | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Rene’s Bakery | Invitations: The Aerialist Press | Catering: Hoaglin Catering | Makeup: Beauty Anywhere Makeup Artistry | Band: The Company Band | Groom's Attire: Brooks Brothers | Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Venue: At Home | Farm Tables And Vintage Furniture: Violet Vintage | Tent And Rentals: A Classic Party Rental

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Elegant, Woodsy Indiana Garden Wedding

In an enchanted forest setting, this sweet couple’s fairytale wedding came to life. Wearing her mother’s reimagined wedding gown and veil handmade by her mother, the bride walked down the long aisle to meet her groom under a dome of baby’s breath. Clark Brewer and Coastline Studios captured all the magical details in this happily ever after.

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Summer
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Garden
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Elegant

From Avery Grace Events and Coastline StudiosThis secret garden wedding is an absolute fairy tale. From the floral design to the photography, every aspect and detail was planned and pulled off without a hitch.

One of the most special aspects of Whitney and Bradley’s garden wedding, was the beautiful film photography that they chose to have. Published professional photographer Clark Brewer captured all of the perfect moments, reflecting the couple’s romantic, fun, and classic vibes. The vintage film photos stun in black and white and color, making this wedding one to remember.

Whitney’s vision for her magical Wedding Day, was one of family, friends, and fairytale floral. The enchanting forest and stunning sunshine were the perfect backdrop for this gorgeous couple’s nuptuals. The wedding venue, The International Friendship Gardens, was the perfect place to host Whitney and Bradley’s family and friends on the Michigan/Indiana border near her family’s lake home.

The couple wanted to capture the idyllic feeling of a day frolicking in this beautiful part of the country, which has always been so special to the couple and their families. Elegant and Natural without being stuffy is how Whitney described wanting her wedding to be. With one surprise after another to appeal to all senses, the guests began their day with a casual stroll through the woods to the ceremony site, an oasis under an arch of towering pines.

Keeping it a family affair, the bride remade her mother’s wedding gown, and her mother then made Whitney’s veil. Appease Inc gave Whitney a romantic updo and natural makeup were the perfect match to her minamalist dress. Whitney’s bridesmaids were given full reign in picking their dresses, other than the color pallette of light pastels and blush. While they were getting ready, Whitney and Bradley’s dog Emma was there for all of the excitement and nerves.

When Whitney came down the long aisle through the clearing in the woods, she captured all attention with her proud father on her arm. Under the dome, fringed with baby’s breathe and toile the couple with their attendants and family beside them, faced out to their guests in a very touching exchange of vows. The ceremony was short and sweet, but the perfect celebration of the couple.

With vintage lanterns guiding the way , guests were invited to jump on golf carts or stroll through the enchanting path over an antique bridge to the ceremony site which opened to another stunning vista on a willow lined lake with a clearing for migrating geese. Here, guests were greeted with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

The band, with a hip-southern vibe travelled from Athens, GA as a special request from the couple ( this was their favorite band from Nashville, TN, back from the couple’s Vanderbilt days. The tables were graced with vintage brass candlesticks from the bride, her mother and aunt’s collections and the candlelit glow interlaced with the exquisite florals done by renowned florist from Town and Country Magazine, Fleur Chicago. The flowers, set in brass from Refind Joy were mixed with wildflowers which made the setting inside the tent perfectly blend in with the wild forest.

A tearjerking toast from the brides brother and father set the stage for a wonderful evening of celebration, joy and magic, dancing the night away, all the while being filmed by Coastline Studios. The delicious food by Jewell Events and the full moon festivities made this summer evening the perfect start to a lovely marriage.

Photography: Clark Brewer | Videography: Coastline Studios | Event Planning: Tina Anderson From Avery Grace Events | Floral Design: Fleur Inc. | Catering: Jewell Events Catering | Hair & Makeup: Appease Inc. | Band: Trotline | Wedding Venue: International Friendship Gardens | Brass: Refind Joy | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals