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Inspired by the Beauty of Bright Spring Florals

Garden roses and ranunculus in candy colored hues are inspiring this modern take on a spring wedding and it is 100% speaking to the flower lover in all of us.  A Charming Fete and Molly Taylor & Co are at the center of this wildly gorgeous spread and with Lauren Gabrielle behind the camera, you best believe this vault of images is a knock out. And then there’s the film by Storybox Cinema… a must play for gorgeous spring wedding inspiration.


We were so inspired and refreshed by the bloom of brightly colored spring florals, specifically the lush ranunculus in beautiful candy shades of coral, peach and pink. We wanted to create an intimate dinner scene below a floral and natural muslin draped canopy. We paired a soft velvet seafoam table covering with natural linen covered chairs so the colors in the florals would really pop. We draped a natural muslin fabric over the wood pergola for a softer look with smilax vines and bright blooms dripping from the sides. Bailey of Molly Taylor and Co brought the space to life with her magic touch. Stationery items were accented in pale blue seafoam colors to coordinate. We worked with a local company to create a custom welcome gift basket pulling in the candy color tones. Plush velvet lounge funiture in blush hues and soft mint were the perfect accent. The pale blue cake with swiss dot and textured ruffle tiers was a beautiful confection adorned with intricate sugar flowers. Our bride model played dress up in two gorgeous and ultra feminine gowns, the first a carefully beaded Enzoani with sheer bodice and applique with a lavish, full, tulle skirt and the second a more fun, fitted mermaid style from Blush by Hayley Paige. Our groom model (and Zach Galifianakis look alike) wore a custom navy suit with chic candy colored accessories, a blush bow tie and patterned silk pocket square.

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Photography: Lauren Gabrielle Photography | Cinematography: Storybox Cinema | Floral Design: Molly Taylor and Co. | Cake : Wild Flour Bakery | Stationery: Meg Morrow Fine Paper | Hair and Makeup : Vanna Rae's Studio | Venue: Hilton Cleveland Downtown | Bride Model : Anna Norman | Chairs, Dinnerware, Flatware: Event Source | Custom Suit : b.spoke | Dress Designer : Enzoani | Dress Designer : Hayley Paige | Dress Salon : Radiant Bride CLE | Groom Model : Mark Alan Bailey | Linens : La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Planning and Design : A Charming Fete | Reclaimed Wood Floor : Aable Rents | Vintage Furniture : Borrow Vintage + Eclectic Rentals | Welcome Basket : Ribbon and Vine

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Sweet Southern Wedding Inspiration With a Touch of Red

We thought you could use a little morning pickmeup. Translation? It’s time to break out the beauty, which is why we’ve got this stunner of a styled shoot from Studio Elle Photography to share. A southern inspired day complete with cakes and desserts from Luna Bakery & Cafe (atop La Tavola Fine Linen Rental) that’ll have you spellbound. Dreamed up by the massively talented A Charming Fete, this is one wedding isnpiration that’s blooming with all types of beauty (including those magnivicent Molly Taylor and Co. designs). See it all for yourself in The Vault!

From A Charming FeteWhen Renee of Studio Elle Photography and Emily of Emily Millay Photography reached out to us to create something amazing for their Illuminate Gathering photography workshop we knew Moorland Mansion, a stoic, century old property would be the perfect spot. The huge white pillars and 360 degree surrounding weathered wood porch gave vibes of an elite southern mansion. Bailey of Molly Taylor and Co. Created a breathtaking arrangement for a beautiful ancient tree on the back lawn for the couple to say their vows beneath. A luxe, dusty rose velvet linen on the dining table pulled in the perfect amount of feminine softness accented with rich claret hues. The cane back dining chairs, French scalloped plates and eggshell linen napkins elevated the tablescape to a perfect level of formality along with beautiful calligraphy details.

The bride wore a breathtaking Claire Pettibone gown and vintage inspired engagement ring. The fondant blush petal texture of the cake and petite pastries played into a feminine southern vibe, we even had an appearance by Ralph a sweet, blind Old English Sheepdog rescue. He stole the show posing proudly in his floral collar. It was a beautiful day!

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Photography: Renee Lemaire Photography | Event Design: A Charming Fete | Floral Design: Molly Taylor and Co. | Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone | Stationery: Rose Gold Studio | Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Makeup: Beauty Therapy | Hair: Lather A Salon | Groom's Attire: Davide Cotugno | Venue: Mooreland Mansion | Cake + Desserts: Luna Bakery & Cafe | Chairs: All Occasions Event Rental | Glassware + Flatware: Event Source Party Rental | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Veil: The Mantilla Company | Vow Book: Wedding Story Writer | Workshop: Illuminate Gathering

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A yacht club wedding with raspberry peonies? Yes, please.

The wedding of the year? We have it right here. It’s sophisticated and romantic and features some of the most beautiful details you will ever see planned to perfection by the talented team at Kirkbrides Wedding Planning & Design. Think a gorgeous cake from Luna Bakery & Cafe, stunning florals from Blooms by Plantscaping (hello, raspberry peonies) and breathtaking images captured by Aster & Olive. See them all in THE VAULT right here.

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From the Bride… The excitement of “yes”, unexpectedly, was followed by less than 125 days until the official “I do”. I had no clear vision in sight – only Pinterest boards and magazine tear-outs which continued to grow. Favoring a diverse variety of styles, my confusion rapidly increased while time flitted away. Kirkbrides was needed and hired!

While the guests were seated and waiting for the ceremony to begin, my dad and I slipped away from the bridesmaids and the waiting processional line and boarded my uncle’s boat. Attached to the roof and side were “HERE COMES THE BRIDE” signs. We were navigated down the river by a friend in captains attire. Bette Midler’s Chapel of Love song was piped out onto the lawn for the seated guests to hear. Soon, friends and family began to spot our surprise entry and pointing for others to look… after a smooth landing, I walked down the sidewalk on my father’s arm to the prepared aisle on the lawn. Opus 216, a stringed quartet soon played more solemn music for our wedding march.

Soon after our engagement in December, my future mother-in-law, an interior designer, texted my mom and I a photo of some David Stark centerpieces from a magazine. Aspiring for a unique look, and following the florists enthusiastic approval of Stark’s work, we chose to replicate and build off this theme. After further deliberation we coupled this with rich, vibrant raspberry peonies bunched together set inside rough wooden boxes.

The palms, and other assorted greenery, paired with the vibrant peonies set on top of gorgeous La Tavola linens, created a dramatic effect. Ivy cascaded the head table, lined with candles, and glass, candle-lit orbs dangled from the main chandelier in the ballroom.

Kirkbrides helped with detailed tips and tricks that saved hours of time while also adding a personalized touch. For example, rather than using individual name placements that would accompany (potentially multiple) menus to accommodate the dinner selection of each guest, we created custom menus at individual place settings, with the guest’s name and specific meal choice. Kirkbrides also helped us with special touches, like uplighting and pin spotting. Another favorite recommendation their team offered was to have the band kick off the reception with 2-3 songs before dinner to showcase a preview for the evening’s entertainment.

Throughout July 3, and certainly even more so by the end of the day, Taylor and I were overwhelmed with the love and excitement that evening and did not want it to end. A big thank you to our parents and to Kirkbrides Wedding Planning for helping create and pull off a vision I didn’t know was possible!

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Photography: Aster & Olive | Cinematography: Storyography | Event Planning: Kirkbrides Wedding Planning & Design | Floral Design: Blooms by Plantscaping | Cake: Luna Bakery & Cafe | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Makeup: Lindsay London Bridal Beauty | Hair: Kelly Supler | Lighting: Rock the House Entertainment | Band: Bluewater Kings Band | Officiant: Rob Starek | Ceremony Music: Opus 216 | Transportation: A Touch Of Class Limousines | Venue: Cleveland Yacht Club | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Photo Booth: ShutterBooth | Rentals: Event Source | Trolley: A-1 Mr. Limo

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