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Chic, Black Tie DC Wedding at The National Cathedral

I can’t even with this wedding. It’s honestly everything that makes me absolutely obsessed with weddings all wrapped up in one pretty post. I am kind of beside myself with happiness right just looking at all the classic, chic goodness. Beautifully captured by Kristen Lynne Photography, this gallery is basically my dream come true., and you can see all the reasons why right here.

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From Kristen Lynne PhotographyThis chic, black tie wedding took place in quite possibly one of the most beautiful cities in the US, Washington, DC. This romantic and stylish couple had their ceremony in The National Cathedral. The beauty and majesty of the cathedral was fitting for their gorgeous, DC wedding. The moment was nothing short of spectacular as Megan walked down the long aisle of the Cathedral with her father by her side. Rudy and Megan said their vows at the high alter under the cover of vaulted ceilings and stained glass. Their guests sat in the ornate pews of the great choir as they witnessed these two amazing people pledge their love for one another.

Because Rudy and Megan have a classic style, the decided not to have any strong color theme. They kept their invitations and decor simple; black and white. Megan’s bridesmaids wore black, floor-length dresses and Rudy’s groomsmen wore white tuxedo jackets. The entire wedding was accented with the beautiful soft colors of the National Cathedral and subtle metallic accents. The evening light caused the limestone to turn the softest shade of pink, which made for an exquisite backdrop for the happy couple’s portraits.

The reception at The Ritz-Carlton was also spectacular. Tiny votive candles floated in the air above the dining tables creating a warm and romantic atmosphere for a posh, city, summer reception! The seated dinner served by the wait staff at The Ritz-Carlton was both beautiful and delicious. Each course was presented like a work of art! But Megan and Rudy are also light hearted and so much fun, so it made sense for them to have a candy bar! Soon the guests were up, dancing, socializing, and having a great time. This was a wedding everyone would always remember.

Photography: Kristen Lynne Photography | Planner: Sweetface Events | Florist: Occasional Flowers | Wedding Dress: Amsale | Reception Venue: The Ritz-Carlton | Shoes: B By Brian Atwood | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Makeup Artist: Vali Studios | DJ: Force One Productions | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Musicians: Sage String Quartet | Wedding Venue: The National Cathedral

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Modern Nautical Philadelphia Wedding

As a proud New Englander, stripes and the seaside are two of my favorite things. So when this modern approach to nautical-style nuptials hit my inbox…let’s just say I was one happy blogger. It’s filled to the gills with navy accents +  Belovely’s all-white florals, and miss Emily Wren snapped every darling moment. More right here!

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From the Bride… While on a vacation in Maine with long-term girlfriend Laura, Daniel proposed at the top of Pemaquid Lighthouse which would then shape the nautical theme of their wedding. Tying the “nautical knot,” the couple was married on the dock of a boathouse in Philadelphia’s historic boathouse row while guests watched from the balcony, forming a very intimate setting. Daniel and Laura also incorporated traditional wedding elements from his Jewish and her Thai heritage. With her experience working for a textile design company, Laura’s acute sense of style and eye for finishing details were seamlessly incorporated throughout the entire event.

Photography: Emily Wren Photography | Florist: Belovely | Wedding Dress: J.Crew | Caterer: Fork Restaurant | DJ: Jack Tripper | Getting Ready: 4 Seasons Hotel | Venue: Vesper Boat Club

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Maryland Barn Wedding at Chanteclaire Farm

Oh to be a guest at this wedding. I would have loved every second of it. The details are perfection and the gorgeous farm setting couldn’t be more charming if it tried. But you know what I really love? This couple. Every gorgeous image captured by Kelsey Kradel Photography shows two people hopelessly in love, and that, my friends, gets me every single time. See even more here.

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From Kelsey Kradel PhotographyI am beyond excited to share this lovely Maryland mountain farm wedding with you! A West Virginia country girl and a Brooklyn city boy got married on a sweet summer day on a beautiful country farm in the mountains of Maryland.

From the Bride… We chose a summer Saturday on the 17th as the 17th had meaning to us considering we had met on St. Patrick’s Day two years prior. I was living in Nashville, TN at the time and visited a college friend in New York City on a whim. It was a combination of the high energy of the city that day and an instant attraction that neither of us could deny that turned into that kind of love you only see in the movies, except it was real. Ten months later after hours upon hours of phone conversation and flying back and forth, I packed up my belongings and left the south for New York City. He proposed 3 months later with a rose gold and champagne diamond ring as we were sitting outside of our apartment while the Beach Boy’s “God Only Knows” played on the radio.

Since four of our friends were getting married before us that year we wanted our wedding to have a different vibe and atmosphere so it wouldn’t feel redundant for some of our guests. Our main goal was to keep things simple, relaxed and most importantly an all around good time. Instead of the location being in one of our hometowns – mine, a small town in West Virginia, his, Staten Island, NY we decided to venture to Maryland to “meet in the middle”. Chanteclaire Farm was the first place I found in my search for a venue and the only place I visited. On 100 acres of hills, the 1870 Barn was filled with so much character and charm and I immediately imagined a warm summer evening that would be unforgettable! The venue then became the inspiration – rustic, romantic, and casual.

Our wedding day wasn’t necessarily non-traditional, but we really just played by our own rules. The night before the wedding we stayed together in the farmhouse on the property and drank champagne. We met each other right before the ceremony for a “first look” by the pond with only our photographers there to capture the moment. We had decided from the beginning not to have a bridal party but incorporated our friends and family in other ways. One of them being asking one of our good friends to marry us so he got ordained online a few weeks before which wasn’t known to our guests until he walked to the altar to begin the ceremony!

Our 150 guests were shuttled to the farm from a nearby hotel and were taken down the long tree lined drive. They were greeted at the front of the barn with spiked sweet tea and lemonade and were escorted to the outdoor ceremony site in front of a small pond and giant oak tree. The altar was at the end of a stone path adorned with wooden crates full of baby’s breath and tea stained lace curtains that were tied with twine. We wrote our own vows for the short ceremony that brought on some laughs and happy tears! Guests were then able to gather in the lower level of the barn for a cocktail hour or sit outdoors on the patio on couches made of hay bales covered in linen while we greeted everyone as Mr. and Mrs.

The reception followed on the main level of the barn that was outfitted with antique furniture and three large crystal chandeliers. I chose a variety of flowers in hues of white, peach and blush which filled rusted tin cans and antique bottles on each of the tables. The food was homemade in the in-house kitchen and had a southern flare – Apple and brie stuffed chicken, string beans and roasted sweet potatoes followed by homemade peach and apple pie. The cake was also made in-house which was lemon with vanilla butter cream and raspberries.

We decided to have a live band play for us not only because they were a favorite to watch in New York but also because we had watched them together the night we had met. They gave us an incredible rendition of the Beatles “Don’t Let me Down” for our first dance and then took over and really turned the night into an amazing party that kept everyone on the dance floor. We ended the night with our guests in front of the farmhouse around a bonfire cooking hot dogs and s’mores. The weather was perfect, our photographers were amazing and the staff at the farm went above and beyond! The entire day and night were exactly as we had imagined and we left the farm the next day (with leftover homemade pies in tow) completely overwhelmed with love!

Photography: Kelsey Kradel Photography | Florist: Posy Pittsburgh | Wedding Dress: Wtoo - Jasmine | Cake: Chanteclaire Farm | Invitations: Sarah Elizabeth Arts, Etsy | Hair & Makeup: By The Bride | Band: Man Down, Staten Island, NY | Favors: The Knot Wedding Shop | Catering : Chanteclaire Farm | Dress Boutique: Lovely Bride | Fabric Dyeing: Metro Dyeing | Garter: Garter Queen, Etsy | Guest Accomodations: Wisp Resort, Deep Creek Lake, MD | Shuttle Service: County Caravan, Deep Creek Lake, MD | Wedding: Chanteclaire Farm, Friendsville, MD

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Country European Style Engagement Shoot

I’m not sure exactly what is it, but the moment I saw this e-sesh from True Beauty Marks and Ash Imagery I was entranced. It might be the island-like attire, the European country vibe, the adorable little farmhouse or the mysterious love these two have for each other. I’d like to think it’s the eclectic combo of all. Either way, it’s good, really good and you can get lost with me right here in the gallery.

From the beautiful Bride…My fiance, Michael & I had the privilege to have our engagement photos shot on a friends beautiful 37 acre farm in Quakertown, PA. The house looks as if it were dropped in from Europe, and has very unique touches around the property due to a movie being filmed this year on site. Our photographer friend, Ash Imagery worked with several different film cameras for this shoot, and was able to capture our love for each other perfectly, and got a few shots of our “babies” Maverick & Elsie! Michael proposed on New Year’s Eve, which is how we met years prior, and we are getting married next June near Bucks County, PA.

Photography: Ash Imagery | Hair & Makeup: True Beauty Marks | Farm And Home: Bill Jacobs- Director | Hat & Skirt: Roxy | Top: Free People

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