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Colorful Nautical Wedding

This wedding has it all: adorable high school sweethearts, a fabulous seaside setting and an entire world of pretty styled to perfection by *21 Edenhurst.  It’s basically a rustic meets nautical dream come true… and if you love to see a navy and coral color palette playing nice with mason jars and sea shells (who doesn’t?), then check out every inch of the full gallery from Ali Caudill Photography.  It’s amazing.

From *21 EdenhurstLillian and Ricky’s wedding was one for the books. Dating as far back as the 6th grade and steady after the 10th, this was the celebration that all of their loved ones had anticipated and waited patiently for… for a long, long time. Both are about the sweetest people you’d ever want to meet, and their amazingly powerful friendship and beautiful love for each other was reflected so wonderfully in the details of their big day.

The bride chose a private rental home in Nags Head, NC which was convenient for their Northern VA guests, and also created a secondary vacation for the bride’s family who traveled from the UK to be there. The bride wanted to incorporate chevron prints in with the decor and she quickly landed on navy and coral to create a soft nautical touch. We chose twine and mason jars to incorporate her rustic vision, while also maintaining elements like seashells, beach glass, starfish and other pieces to find a balance for the location, all at a reasonable budget. The intimate setting of a private rental home allowed for many of the guests to stay overnight extending the party long after the vendors had left. We had a great time creating special touches like the starfish seating chart and the Photo Booth backdrop for the lovebirds to “sail into the sunset” together.

The night was perfect, even with the crazy winds coming off the sound. The night was all about fun and laughter with good music and plenty of Fireballs to go around. Congrats to the happy couple!

Photography: Ali Caudill Photography | Wedding Dress: Lace Marry Designs | Invitations: ChicPaperChick | Catering: Chili Peppers Coastal Grill | DJ: Coastal DJs | Event Planning & Decor: *21 Edenhurst | Hair & Make Up: Tickled Pink | Styling & Floral Design: *21 Edenhurst

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Traditional Ballroom Wedding

Without fail, traditional weddings always leave me speechless.  Why?  Because they’re the sort of wedding that perfectly combines glamour + classic stylings and props it up against a majestic setting like the Hyatt at the Bellevue ballroom.  Add in a talented team of vendors that includes the always amazing La Petite Fleur and the talented Philip Gabriel Photography and, well… there are no words.  See it all right here.


From La Petite Fleur… There’s something to be said for sophistication… it doesn’t trend, nor does it have moments… it is timeless. That said, at a time when weddings are characteristically colorful (pink wedding gowns!) and teaming with trends (the DIY look) – classic styling, like true love, is to be celebrated as unique.

This fall, Courtney and Kevin celebrated their love in a uniquely traditional style – infusing personality through very specific choices, beginning with their palette. This classy couple chose to paint their fall wedding in a rich sherbet palette and to collaborate with La Petite Fleur to design the quintessential downtown ballroom wedding.

The Bellevue glistened with gold and crystal accents at every turn, tables were dressed in pintuck linens, and garden blooms abounded in stunning bouquets; majestic candelabra arrangements atop petal-filled pedestals and sweet swags adorning the “Mr. & Mrs.” seats.

Even the entryway vignette embodied the couple’s unique signature sophisticated style. Blossom to blossom, more than 400 palette-coordinating roses were layered beneath a translucent tabletop to fashion a full floral linen-scape, upon which a gorgeous gold manzanita branch and pomander arrangement stood to greet guests. Then there were the unconventional confections – mini cakes and petite cupcakes – in shades of sherbet that further sweetened the uniqueness of the newlywed’s sophisticated soiree.

Photography: Philip Gabriel Photography | Videography: Allure Films | Cake: Brown Betty Dessert Boutique | Ceremony Venue: The Cathedral Basilica, Saints Peter And Paul | Reception Venue: Hyatt At The Bellevue | Floral & Event Design: La Petite Fleur

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Colorful North Carolina Beach Wedding

Take a peek at this Southern beach wedding and just try not to crack a smile. I dare you. Because when you’ve got a day this bright and a couple this cute, there’s no way not to feel the joy for yourself. The Surf Club  played backdrop to all the colorful festivities and A.J. Dunlap Photography worked their magic behind the lens. Happy Tuesday, indeed!


From A.J. Dunlap Photography… This adorable tented beach wedding that took place on March 29th. The bride wore a J.Crew gown, and her girls had on the most adorable teal dresses! The guys were dressed to fit a beach club in khakis and blazers. From the colorful invites, to the sparkly Kate Spade shoes, and party dress the bride wore, it was a day full of style and fun.

Their ceremony took place under a huge white tent, adorned with a chandelier and wine barrels. Instead of the traditional guest book, they had guests sign a bench for them to keep at their home after the wedding! Moving inside for the reception, it was a lovely & simple beach club set up, with our favorite detail being the pie bar in lieu of a cake.

Photography: A.J. Dunlap Photography | Gown: JCrew | Bridesmaids Dresses: Erin Fetherston | Hair & Makeup: Brooke Winters | Band: The Party Nuts | Officiant: Bryan Harris | Ceremony & Reception: The Surf Club | Pies: Hot Pink Cupcake Stand | Planner & Florist: Lily Belles Design | Violinist: Maura Kropke

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Vintage Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Looking for a little vintage inspiration for your Monday morning? Well you’ve come to the perfect place. Because this shoot from the Fox and FinchAllium DesignStorey Threads and Alison Conklin Photography is vintage wedding perfection. This gallery is simply chock full with steal-worthy inspiration, and you can see it all here.

From Fox and FinchThis spring shoot provided a chance for Fox and Finch Vintage Rental to stretch their legs and spread their wings! We reached out to collaborate with photographer Alison Conklin, wardrobe stylist Naomi Storey (of Storey Threads) and Sarah Petryk (of Allium Designs) to bring our inventory to life! As you can see by the gallery of photos, our talented group far surpassed our goals.

The day proved to be quite rainy and we feared for the pastries and our furniture. But even the best laid plans have to allow for spontanaity. We provided vintage umbrellas when necessary and set out the macaroons at the last minute. Looking at the progression of color through the photography captures the progression of tones from early spring to late spring. The soft color pallet chosen for the wedding and dressing scenes was an intentional tribute to the colors of spring emerging happily through a dull winter landscape. Hair stylist Jill Kozar ( of Up your Do)and makeup artist Kelly Quinlan (of Face the Occasion) directly mirrored this pallet and softness. The furniture chosen contains and compliments these hews. For our more brilliant shots we wanted the color to progress naturally into deeper berry tones that are found later in the spring season. The Hoosier cabinet off set the colorful cake scene and the deep color sofas were chosen intentionally to support and venerate these more vibrant hues as the colors literally bloom off of the photos.

For the second portion of our shoot, we chose a very sophisticated dress from BHLDN. Naomi adorned herself with a vintage bracelet and blusher veil in saturated magenta. Fox and Finch Vintage Rentals created a dessert-bar scene laden with antique china and linens, spilling out of an oak hoosier cabinet. Once again BHLDN was featured in pastel cake stands and a cheeky bunny cake topper. We wrapped up the shoot with a few avant garde arrangements of wooden chairs and pairings of Naomi with two of our most deeply hued sofas.

From Sarah Petryk of Allium Designs…After this particularly long and brutal winter, I’ve been just so desperate for spring flowers. It feels like everything is running behind, even in the flower markets, as spring slowly, slowly begins its arrival. So, you can imagine my delight when I found lots of tulips and hyacinth to mark the beginning of spring floral season. I couldn’t help but work them in, along with some old standbys-ranunculus,spray roses, orchids and unusual “greenery” to add to the overall texture of the pieces. Inspiration shoots are just the best-they give me an opportunity to design something with no restriction, no rules, no hard and fast color palate. The result? Flowers that I think truly evoke the season, touches of blue and that purply-pink of the orchids-colors that pop off the backdrop of the woods, still dressed in their winter blanket of dry leaves, sticks and roots. As a bonus, since we all see so much “vintage” in weddings now, it’s refreshing to find new ways to incorporate special pieces-check out the arrangement inside the sewing machine…or the one tucked in the flour bin of the hoosier cabinet. We really enjoyed putting this day together. Now…if only we could really have a wedding in those amazing woods!

Photography: Alison Conklin Photography | Cake: The Flour Shop | Hair: Up Your Do | Bride's Chain Ring: Bourban And Granola Via Loose Threads Boutique | Cake Topper: BHLDN | Clothing Stylist: Storey Threads | Dress With The Vintage Cage Veil: BHLDN | Felt Bunting In Dressing Scene: Ordinary Mommy Designs | Furniture And Prop Styling: Fox And Finch Vintage Rentals | His & Her Chair Signs: BHLDN | Invites: Loveleigh Invitations | Makeup: Face The Occasion

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