Garden weddings are (without a doubt) high on the list of things we’re crazy madly in love with, so when Palermo Photo sent over this purple hued Mellon Park pretty we were absolutely smitten. A day graced with love, elegant details, and a naked cake that’s worth sharing, we’ve got it all waiting for you to pin in The Vault!
From the Bride…Aaron and I met in college, at a summer job on campus. He changed light bulbs in the dorms over the summer and I kept track of his and other students work in the housing department office. I didn’t know that he liked me until I realized how easily I could make him blush.
Aaron proposed to me about a month after my birthday and Valentine’s Day, right when I had given up on engagement for another year. He and my best friend, Brooke, had secretly gone out shopping for the perfect ring but because the sapphire had to be ordered special, it was later than he expected. In hindsight having it actually be a surprise was worth it.
Wedding planning was hard for me, I knew what I wanted the wedding to feel like, but translating that into lots of tiny decisions was difficult. Having a sister and mom with a lot of ideas and encouragement helped. Somethings were definitely easy, Maria was the only photographer I wanted to work with and Stephanie from Blue Daisy Florals had such beautiful arrangements and understood what I wanted right away. Raina included a lot of details in the place settings that I wouldn’t have considered but when it was all put together it was too good to pass up.
The day of the wedding came together much better than I could have planned. We were incredibly lucky with the weather, it rained before we got to the venue, stopped raining enough for us to take pictures outside– rained again before the ceremony, and cleared up just in time for us to be married in the garden where I had told Aaron 4 years prior that I wanted to be married there. The day felt like a dream, we were surrounded by friends who had come as far as the Netherlands to be with us— it was a once in a lifetime opportunity. One of my favorite parts of the day was when our master of ceremonies (it was a self uniting ceremony, so a close friend led us through the ceremony) took a moment and told us to look out at all the people who came to our wedding to support us, and who loved us. That was a powerful, unexpected touch that brought a busy, crazy day to a standstill for a few moments.
Photography: Palermo Photo | Floral Design: The Blue Daisy Floral Designs | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy | Catering: Rania's Catering | Groom's Attire: Black by Vera Wang | Bride's Dress: Maggie Sottero | Guitartist: Brannon Lyons
After a crazy winter (seriously, there were weeks in those scary single digits), we’re all welcoming spring with WIDE OPEN ARMS. But spring doesn’t always arrive on time. It teases us a bit, stops by, leaves, comes back around…and this time of transition is what inspired The Event Group to create the scene before us. Playing on the darkness of winter up against the bright incoming spring, copper and slate complement each other and we’re all the better for it. Eva Lin and All Heart Photo & Video snapped away and with these pics in our Vault, we’re ready to dive head first into the season before us!
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From The Event Group… Whimsical and edgy, “In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb” draws inspiration from the lingering northeast winters and the promise of spring. Commonly an overlooked time of the year, this collaboration will invigorate the wedding world with a refreshing and creative take on the transitional months of March and April. Warm copper tones, dramatic florals and complementary textiles will create a delicate balance between the romance of winter and the playfulness of spring.
Encompassing this dark versus light concept, the Ace Hotel ballroom was the perfect host for this collaboration. The abundance of natural light not only makes for exquisite photographs, but also touches on this airy hope for spring, while the contradicting black drapes speak to the darkness of winter.
P.S. The models in this shoot are a real life married couple and are absolutely adorable!
Photography: Eva Lin Photography | Videography: All Heart, Photo & Video | Event Design: The Event Group | Floral Design: The Farmer's Daughter | Wedding Dress: Houghton Bride | Invitations: More Than Words | Bride's Shoes: Ted Baker | Catering: ACE Hotel & Swim Club | Hair + Makeup: Hannah Conard Beauty | Groom's Attire: Claiborne | Venue: ACE Hotel & Swim Club | Bridal Boutique: Glitter & Grit | Candle Holders: H&M | Chargers + Flatware: Crate & Barrel | Linens: Lendable Linens | Rentals: The Prop Shop | Rentals: Event Source | Scroll: More Than Words
Wedding blogger confession time! This BHLDN dress? It’ll forever be a favorite. It’s wedding dress perfection in my eyes and add in the superb hair and makeup talents of Janelle On Location and this Bride is BEAMING. Lauren Fair captured her and all the delightful details of this waterfront wedding and it’s all in our Vault for us to pin and pine over. Join me there!
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From Lauren Fair Photography… Devon and Adam’s summer wedding was all things lush, simple, nautical and classically beautiful. The Gatsby-esque mansion of Glen Foerd Estate was an incredible backdrop for their vision! Oleander Florals and Design brought their vision to life with oversized bouquets of whites and greens, and incorporated textural ropes and sea glass into the reception decor. Their wedding had the most perfect soft golden hour as a jazz band played on the patio and guests mingled together on the waterfront. It was nothing short of magical!
Photography: Lauren Fair Photography | Event Planning: Merren Events | Floral Design: Oleander Floral & Events | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Hair + Makeup: Janelle on Location | Venue: Glen Foerd Mansion | Graphic Design + Paper Items: Schmeedes Creative