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Looking for Your Something Blue? This Wedding Is It.

If you’re a bride on the hunt for a blue-hued celebration to inspire your upcoming nuptials, then look no further. Because this beautiful celebration captured by Jacqui Cole Photography is IT (and oh-so-much-more). Complete with the pretties preppy details, we’ve got it all waiting for you to enjoy in The Vault!

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From the Bride… Mike and I met while he was living in Syracuse and I was in Manhattan. We were both invited to a New Years’ Eve party by friends-of-friends and after a few (too many) cocktails hit it off! After spending a year long-distance, Mike finally moved to the city. Fast forward two years later, and Mike proposed while we were on a tour of the Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate in the Hudson Valley. Though we got engaged in May 2015, Mike had gifted me the tour for my birthday in January and spent 6 months preparing the surprise. During the tour while the rest of the group walked ahead, he pulled me aside in the flower garden and popped the question!

We were off to the (planning) races a few days after the engagement! I think figuring out the location, wedding coordinator, photographer and band (if you choose one!) were probably the four biggest hurdles for us. After those were knocked out, things started to fall into place. And, once you’ve figured out what city you’ll be getting married in, I actually found that the best way to source vendors is through a Style Me Pretty search! I looked through each wedding featured on SMP in the Clearwater / Tampa area and plucked the vendors I thought did an exceptional job from each of those posts. Each and every vendor I worked with was spectacular – I enthusiastically recommend them to each friend considering their nuptials in the area.

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Photography: Jacqui Cole Photography | Event Planning: Confetti Events + Weddings | Floral Design: Pat Meyer | Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza | Cake: Alessi Bakeries | Invitations: URBANcoast | Ceremony Venue: First United Methodist Church | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Hair + Makeup: Ian Hensley | Band: Frequency Band | Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Venue: Carlouel Yacht Club | Rentals: A Chair Affair

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Parisian Bridal Inspo Meets Miami Beach

If you’re looking to infuse your wedding day with a touch of Parisian style, minus the French location – this inspiration shoot from BlueSpark Photography and The Creative’s Loft is for you. Featuring gorgeous calligraphy moments from Papel & Co., there’s lots of little details to inspire your big day and beyond.

From The Creative’s LoftSet in the heart of Miami Beach, The Miami Beach Woman’s Club is the city’s newest and most unique spot for a perfect wedding. Tucked into the intimately beautiful Collins Park neighborhood, today’s Chic Parisian Bridal Styled Shoot it’s sure to inspire with its soft color palette, natural flowers, a heartbreaking young bride and a dress that seems taken from a fairy tale. Miami Wedding Planner The Creative’s Loft (Adriana Cadet) teamed up with Blue Sparks Photography and Simple Rustic / Simple Florals to style the setting with lush, gorgeous flowers, Parisian decor and design as well as some relic handmade eco-gold jewels designed by the famous Lia Terni. The whole team was inspired by a Parisian Touch & Style; from the bridal gown from Anne Barge (provided by Opera D’Arte Bridal Boutique) to the headpieces, the make up, the flowers, the table decor and…last but not least, the stunning and delicious dessert table, with sweet bites from a local French Bakery; Buena Vista Deli, located in the heart of the Miami Design District.

Adriana Cadet shares that the whole team was most inspired by bringing Paris to this venue located in the middle of a very Tropical Area; adding a French Touch to every single element we incorporated (flowers, main wedding table, bride, headpieces, dress, dessert table). The chimney area; one of my favorite spots at the house, brings you to those French Villas located close to Paris, full of elegant, charm and classy details.

Close to the Chimney area, a curious and unique ceremony aisle full of natural light awaited for the wonderful bride, where she confessed her vows. The team added a unique touch with the Provence Chairs, some votive candles to lighten her way and delicate floral arrangements.

The pretty blooms, by Simple Florals were a great fit for the beautiful setting. Monica’s floral selection was based on a very soft and delicate color palette. From peonies to garden and mini roses, ranunculus, eucalyptus, etc.

The beautiful calligraphy brought by Papel N Co, gave a nice touch to the styled shoot too. A mix between a Parisian and Tropical touch was designed by Natalia. We fell in love with her design and the antique floral illustration.

The Creative’s Loft with Lia Terni pieced together this delicate and Parisian bridal look with a very very pale rose bridal gown by Anne Barge (provided by a very unique Bridal Boutique located in Merrick Way, Opera D’Arte), stunning handmade headpieces and a gorgeous natural make up and different hair styles by Carolyn Jones Make Up Artist.

The black futon area became a point of attraction to Esteban from Blue Spark Wedding…have a look to the intimate moments with the bride. As well as the gorgeous diamond ring from Diamonds on the Key together with some French relic books and dictionaries.

The team designed to different table design set ups; a more classic Parisian version with a gold touch added by a wonderful dinnerware and original “seating initials” as a seating card. A curious element that give a unique touch to the table.

How cute is the Dessert Table? The whole team inspired this little corner adding some French Delicatessen like Croissants, Macarons, Tartines de Fruits, Panacota Shots, Fresh Fruit, Pain au chocolat, palmiers and a delicious Tarte Tatin (Apple Pie). All the sweet bites combine with a gorgeous floral centerpiece in the middle of the table as well as some unique decor elements, made this dessert table something unique!

Stated by the whole team…we traveled to Paris while we where shooting in the middle of the Tropics, in a breathtaking venue; Miami Beach Woman’s Club. Magic happened, our talents matched together in order to bring our brides this unique Chic Parisian Bridal Styled Shoot. Isn’t it gorgeous? Oh la la…we would have been shooting for hours!!

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Photography: BlueSpark Photography | Event Planning + Design: The Creative's Loft | Floral Design: Simple Rustic Event Rentals | Wedding Dress: Anne Barge | Ring: Diamonds on the Key | Hair + Makeup: Carolyn Jones Makeup | Calligraphy: Papel & Co. | Venue: Miami Beach Woman's Club | Bridal Boutique: Opera D'Arte | Bride: Lyrik (Lush & Luxe Blog) | Desserts: Buena Vista Deli | Hair Accessories: LIA TERNI | Table Dinnerware + Glassware: Eventiste | Table General Decor: West Elm | Tables + Chairs: Simple Rustic Event Rentals

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Super Chic South Florida Engagement Shoot

This chic couple deserved a chic e-shoot to match their personalities and style and that’s exactly what Still55 Photography gave them. From their on point clothing choices as they strolled St. Augustine (seriously, this dress!? I need!) to their relaxed romance on the beach at dusk – it captures them oh so perfectly. Get fashionably inspired in our Vault right this way!

From Still55 Photography… Skye and Ankur both live in South Florida and are plaining a chic wedding at the Four Seasons with the help of Whitney Carillon Weddings and Laure Clavette at the Four Seasons Orlando. Skye works for Christian Louboutin and has a love for fashion. Once we got a sense of who Skye and Ankur were we knew what to go for. We began developing locations that would present a chic European look inspired by rich cinematic textures and iconic fashion. St. Augustine provided the European palette we needed and the nostalgic coast we wanted. The idea was to have them end their day on the shores of the Atlantic at dusk. Photographing the unexpected portraitures all of our clients are after. With soft focus and grainy textures we ended our time leaving everyone wanting more. We love working with couples that want the “editorial look;” these images showcase everything we love about portraiture. We are thrilled with Skye and Ankur and can’t wait to work with them again along side some of Florida’s elite planners like Whitney Carillon Weddings and premier venues like the Four Seasons.

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Photography: Still55 Photography | Event Planning: Très Chic Southern Weddings & Events | Styling: Still55 Photography | Hair + Makeup: About Face Design Team | Blazer: Oscar De La Renta | Groom's Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction | Nude Heels: Stuart Weitzmen | Off the Shoulder Dress: ASOS | Sandals: Ivanka Trump Heels | Watch: Breitling | White Lace Dress: Self Portrait Studio - Azaelea Red Dress

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A Truly Moving Lovestory Complete with the Sweetest Ceremony

If you’re all about the love story, then I’d like you to meet this seriously sweet pair. Because their journey down the aisle? Undeniably moving. And the love the share? It’s the real deal. And their wedding day? Well you bet it was a reflection of everything the value. Complete with Thorne & Thistle blooms, Simply Sarah Photography has captured it all to share in The Vault!

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Little did I know I would marry a man

on that football fieldThe Bride   

From The Bride…As a child, my father made sure that our family of 4 attended every single at home Auburn football game. We sat in section 42 and cheered on our Auburn Tigers for over 10 years together. Little did I know as a child, sitting beside the first man I loved the most, that the man I would marry would be a man that years down would be a player on that football field.

Andrew and I met at an Auburn vs LSU football game in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Our friends introduced us not really expecting that we would hit it off immediately…but we did! We spent the next 8 years together very happily until tragedy and sadness struck both of our families.

On December 9th, 2014 our beautiful niece was born very healthy and a huge head full of black hair. Soon after, my sister suffered from an Amniotic Fluid Embolism that eventually took her life on March 24th, 2015. I write that as part of my love story because without the love and support of my husband I would be one lost soul. He loved me before then, loved me during when I was at my lowest, and loves me now. And I know that.

We were engaged on June 12th, 2015 in his hometown of Hinsdale, IL. He asked me to marry him under a dogwood tree that shadowed over his parents patio. He started his proposal by telling me how he and his father had planted that tree when he was a young boy and how was amazed how much it had grown. I realized this was a symbol of what we would be…and in some ways already were.

When I first began the process of planning our wedding, I knew I wanted a natural elegant wedding surrounded by the cathedral of God given nature. We were married on April 9th at Springhouse in my small hometown of Alabama made famous my beautiful Lake Martin. My heart and soul. Our day was filled with people we love, overflowing ranunculus, weather better that I could have even imagined.

The one thing I have to say about our special day is that I would do it all over again and in the exact same way. Obviously, there were chairs there that I would have liked to have been filled and a spot of green lawn specifically marked for my sister to stand beside me. On the other side of me, however, I had a man that dedicated his life to our marriage and our life together. In my eyes, he has been my husband since I met him.

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Photography: Simply Sarah Photography | Floral Design: Thorne and Thistle Designs | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture, Inc | Cake: Teresa's Cakes | Invitations: Marked | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Hair + Makeup: Danielle Ivy | Band: Ty Reynold's Band | Groom's Attire: The Locker Room | Venue: Springhouse at Crossroads | Rentals: The Event Group

 

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