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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: Studio Elle 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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Summer
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Al Fresco

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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Printed Bridesmaids Dresses + Nautical Accents = This Classic Club Wedding

A wedding filled with printed bridesmaids dresses and a fresh take on nautical accents is sure to be a new favorite, add in Hunter Photographic and you have a gallery made of gold. Effortless planned by Kirkbrides Wedding Planning and Design, we’ve got it all waiting in The Vault!

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Al Fresco

From Kirkbrides Wedding Planning and DesignCam and Wes met at The Island School in the Bahamas so a classic, tented wedding at Kirtland Country Club with a Bahamian flair was the perfect setting for their nuptials. The sailcloth tent from Everything Tented provided a stunning backdrop for a summer wedding in Cleveland.

The bride and groom chose the putting green looking out toward a gorgeous oak tree for their ceremony, a never-before-used area of the grounds. This allowed for an epic processional from the Clubhouse to the green, accompanied by the beautiful sounds of Sonata Strings of Cleveland Music Group.

After the ceremony, guests moved to the patio of the Club where they were greeted with delicious hors d’oeuvres, a signature cocktail of dark ‘n’ stormys, and steel drums provided by Jeff Neitzke of Cleveland Music Group. The beer boat was filled with Kalik, a Bahamian beer, and the Bahamian Androsia batik linens and custom corn hole set transported guests to a relaxed island oasis in the middle of Ohio!

Upon entering the tent for dinner, you couldn’t miss the bright, fresh floral arrangements by Cindy Hollister of Artisans Floral Design which popped in their crisp color palette of bright to light pinks and corals. Classic bistro lighting provided by Rock the House naturally lit the space.

Event Source provided lovely clear china, allowing the stunning Casablanca linens from La Tavola to shine. Guests dined on a brilliantly curated menu of fresh flavor profiles inspired by the culinary delicacies of the Bahamas.

As always, the semi-naked cake from Luna Bakery was stunning and tasted just as amazing as it looked! The cake topper was perfect for the theme of the evening – two fish kissing!

Thanks to the energy and charisma of the band, TCB, the dance floor was packed all night! I truly have never seen so many guests out on the dance floor at the end of an evening! Luckily guests were able to refuel with a late night snack from Chik-Fil-A, the groom’s favorite, and Mitchell’s Ice Cream!

This gorgeous wedding and all of its details were carefully captured by Hunter Harrison of Hunter Photographic. Just looking at the photos brings back all of the excitement and memories of a lovely wedding day!

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Photography: Hunter Photographic | Coordination: Kirkbrides Wedding Planning & Design | Floral Design: Cindy Hollister | Cake: Luna Bakery & Cafe | Invitations: Patra Designs | Stationery: Read Lanctot | Makeup: Cleveland Bridal Makeup Co | Hair: Leah Oravec | Lighting: Rock the House Entertainment | Band: Cleveland Music Group | Officiant: Rev. Jeanne Leinbach | Ceremony Music: Cleveland Music Group | Transportation: A-1 Mr. Limo | Transportation: A Touch Of Class Limousines | Venue: Kirtland Country Club | Cocktail Hour Music: Steel Drums | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Event Source | Tent Rentals: Everything Tented

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