Oh, Lauren Fair, you never cease to wow me with your gorgeous, gorgeous imagery. There’s not one detail of this day that I didn’t fall completely head over heels for—I spent far too much time poring over it in The Vault (can you blame me?). But the one thing I kept coming back to was THAT Rivini dress. #weddingdressgoals, I think so. Want more? It’s all right here.
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From Lauren Fair… Erika + Kyle’s south Florida wedding incorporated bright, bold, lush blooms and a lighthearted whimsical feel! The weather was absolutely perfect and we photographed their portraits around the lovely Addison in Boca Raton. As the sun dropped and dusk fell, guests gathered under a massive floral chandelier in the courtyard for their vow exchange, and danced the night away for hours afterwards!
From the Bride… The whole day was magical! I wasn’t stressed out at all so I could really enjoy the little moments like seeing Kyle for the first look and just gushing at how hot he looked, drinking champagne with my bridesmaids in the bridal suite, and dancing all night long as soon as the party music came on. We danced non-stop and I wish I could replay that night over and over! Advice for future brides: Try to do whatever you can to minimize your stress levels. I think leading up the big day you’re so worried about how all the details will come together, so having a planner is key to making sure things don’t slip through the cracks. But on the day of, there’s nothing you can do, so you might as well enjoy it. We got massages the night before. We started our wedding day off at Crossfit with a few of our friends, which was so fun! Then I had a big healthy green smoothie before hair and makeup arrived. Try to do whatever you can to feel “normal” by going through as much of your morning routine as possible, it really helps to curb the stress. Sit back and take mental snapshots of the special moments – it goes by SO fast!
Photography: Lauren Fair Photography | Cinematography: Willow Tree Films | Floral Design: Oleander Floral & Events | Wedding Dress: Rivini | Reception Venue: the Addison | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Beauty: Beauty By Renata | Desserts: Earth & Sugar
In my own hunt for the perfect wedding destination a few years ago, Charleston was definitely a contender. You can’t beat those charming streets full of old world beauty—see? Dana Cubbage Weddings‘ captures of this day planned by Boutique Planning are pure Southern pretty through and through. Take a gander at The Vault, I think you’ll agree.
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From Dana Cubbage Weddings… Georgia-Leigh + Brian’s downtown Charleston wedding was the quintessential Southern soiree. These two DC residents wanted an elegant affair focused on celebrating with their family + friends… and they sure got it! The day started with a sweet First Look in the French Quarter area of downtown Charleston, followed by a TON of portrait time before we headed back to the William Aiken House for group + family photos. Their ceremony took place at Grace Cathedral downtown and it was an absolutely STUNNING church! After they said “I do!”, everyone hopped on a trolley and headed back to the venue for their reception. Georgia-Leigh and Ashley with Boutique Planning did an amazing job creating a laid-back, welcoming atmosphere for their guests at the William Aiken House. Guests were treated to a variety of lowcountry favorites and the dance floor was packed all night thanks to Asheville, NC-based band, The Business. At the end of the night, Georgia-Leigh + Brian exited through a tunnel of sparklers. It was the perfect end to their fairy tale day.
Photography: Dana Cubbage Weddings | Wedding Planner: Boutique Planning | Floral Design: Sara York Grimshaw Designs | Wedding Dress: Paloma Blanca | Cake: Patrick Properties Hospitality Group | Stationery: Ooh La La | Ceremony: Grace Episcopal Church Charleston | Reception: Patrick Properties Hospitality Group | Bride's Shoes: Benjamin Adams | Bridesmaid Dresses: Weddington Way | Catering: Patrick Properties Hospitality Group | Hair + Makeup: The Spa on Main | Band: EastCoast Entertainment | Men's Attire: Vera Wang | Dress Boutique: Jean's Bridal | Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals
A garden wedding is always a good idea and when the Bride is as stylish as this one, it gets even better (I mean, just check out those earrings!). She was positively glowing and made sure to spread her style secrets to her bridesmaids, decked out in Jenny Yoo. Theo Milo captured all the looks and Light Cannon Films got in on the live action – see their clip below and all the pics in our Vault gallery right this way!
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From Theo Milo… When your friends and family are willing to travel great distances in hurricane-force weather, you know you’ve built some great relationships. And their guests could back that up – there were many testimonies given in the speeches and the more intimate moments of the times that Camille and Josh put others first, made time for family, and prioritized the important relationships in their lives. Even when Camille moved to New York to pursue her acting career, and even when Josh began to pursue Camille (a worthy pursuit, if you ask us!), they never forgot their roots, and the people that got them there.
Amidst the lavish Spanish moss and live oaks of Airlie Gardens, and the understated brick walls of Bakery 105 in historic downtown Wilmington, all of those lasting friendships and family ties came together for one beautiful celebration. The gorgeous details, signage, candles, garlands, and sweet details were no less extravagant than what this occasion deserved, and provided the perfect twinkling, effervescent backdrop suitable for such a romance.
Photography: Theo Milo Photography | Cinematography: Light Cannon Films | Event Planning: Kickstand Events | Floral Design: Kickstand Events | Wedding Dress: Amsale | Cake: One Belle Bakery | Ceremony Venue: Airlie Gardens | Reception Venue: Bakery 105 | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | DJ: Active DJ Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Ralph Lauren | Officiant: Ron Greer
If your idea of the perfect wedding is an intimate locale set against the picturesque Smoky Mountains, then this, loves, is for you. Because whether you plan on hosting a small get-together or plan on tying the knot in a sweet elopement, Majors Estate is THE place to do it. Think a stunning heaven on earth where rustic romance takes center stage. Scroll to start planning that dream day.
Located in the heart of the Smoky Mountains on 200+ breathtaking acres, Majors Estate is a little slice of heaven on earth with some of the most amazing venue spaces you will ever lay your eyes upon. (Truly.) From their fabulous Chapel in the woods to their three-story Tower that overlooks the gorgeous valley below, your Big Day weekend will be the definition of serene and peaceful. Not to mention their talented staff + awesome customizable wedding packages that totally take the stress out of planning, i.e., you can make the day completely yours by creating a package that fits all of your needs and wants. They’ll even help you choose vendors, so there’s not a box left unchecked on your wish list. In other words? Majors Estate is the sort of idyllic locale that was basically made for those intimate nuptials where you can really truly celebrate with your closest friends and family… OR the best place ever to elope. Your choice.
Contact Majors Estate to start talking all things wedding. Their talented staff will walk with you step by step throughout the entire process to guarantee everything you’ve ever wanted… whether it’s a day that includes 80 guests or it’s just you and your love at your very cutest. And don’t forget to ask about their engagement weekends and photo shoots. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate saying “YES!” with the one you love.
Photography: Kevin Adams | Photography: Earthmuse Photography