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A Wedding Combining Chinese + Jewish Traditions

Planning a multicultural wedding is often easier said than done. Particularly when that wedding includes both a Chinese Tea ceremony and a Jewish Bedeken Signing Ceremony designed into one cohesive event. Luckily, Michelle and Zach had Shaw Events by their side who planned all of the above with elegance and style. Watch the day unfold straight from the lens of When He Found Her.

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From Danielle, the planner… When Michelle and Zach began to plan their wedding day, they knew they wanted to combine their families traditions and honor their individual backgrounds. Instead of compromising on which traditions they would include, they decided to host a full day event, including a traditional Chinese Tea ceremony and intimate Jewish Bedeken signing ceremony for their immediate family and friends; along with a more formal Jewish ceremony for all of their guests. Choosing the stunning grounds of Kurtz Orchards’ Gracewood Estate, Michelle and Zach worked with their planner, Danielle of Shaw Events to create a timeline that worked seamlessly and set up that utilized different areas of the property for each ceremony. This kept the guests

Choosing the stunning grounds of Kurtz Orchards’ Gracewood Estate, Michelle and Zach worked with their planner, Danielle of Shaw Events to create a timeline that worked seamlessly and set up that utilized different areas of the property for each ceremony. This kept the guests interested and allowed them to see the beauty the venue had to offer. That beauty was accented by the stunning floral design by Bloom & Co. and decor by Simply Beautiful Decor.

The Bride and Groom then chose to end the evening with dinner under the stars. It was served at a large family style dining table, among the cherry trees, and wrapped up with a twelve-foot dessert spread by sweet celebrations. Their guests then danced away the night under a marquee tent. Everything was beautifully captured by When He Found Her and Brightside Films.

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Photography: When He Found Her | Videography: Brightside films | Event Planning: Shaw Events | Floral Design: Bloom & Company | Makeup: The Look Beauty | Hair: Glow Hair & Beauty | DJ: Pop Com Media | Transportation: Community Transport Group | Venue: Kurtz Orchards | Confections: Sweet Celebrations Wedding Cakes | Decor: Simply Beautiful Decor | Musicians: Gracenotes

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Don’t Send Another Text Message Without Reading This First

Texting and wedding planning? They go hand in hand. Because when picking out those florals and selecting the right linens, you so obviously need to stay in touch with your besties on a 24/7 basis. And that’s where Hayley Paige and her awesome Holy Matrimoji app come in. It’s our new fave way to chat all things wedding with the cutest hand-illustrated emojis ever created by Hayley Paige herself. It even makes stressful situations charming. Guys, you need this.

We love a smiley face emoji just as much as the next person, but when it comes to texting about your upcoming nuptials, not all emojis are created equal. With Hayley Paige’s Holy Matrimoji app, your true wit and personality will show with every hit of the “send” button.  I mean, let’s be honest… that moment you realize that your dress is the wrong shade of champagne doesn’t just call for a teary face, you need a full-on fire-breathing bride. Plus, when things get a little out of control (cough, with you, cough), your besties can calm you down with some much-needed bridezilla spray. So cute… and so rich in artistry and character.

Whether you are tying the knot yourself, standing besides your best friend or just need a fun-filled (+ totally chic) app that will let you talk all things matrimony, the Holy Matrimoji app is for YOU. Download it today for $1.99 on the App Store as a custom keyboard or for iMessage. You can even upgrade to access even more emojis. Trust us, this app is an absolute must-have.

A Wedding Shoot Inspired by Hit Movie, Legends of the Fall

Did you ever watch the movie Legends of the Fall? (I can’t believe it came out 23 years ago!) The raw beauty of that film always stuck with me… so when Jeremiah and Rachel Photography and Greenwood Events sent over this inspiration shoot that SO perfectly captures that ranch life, I knew it was a sure win for those of you planning rustic fetes. It’s one you’ll want to spend some time pinning my friends, promise.

From Jeremiah and Rachel PhotographyThis past September, we had the privilege of collaborating with Greenwood Events and The Resort at Paw’s Up to work on a shoot that had been on our hearts for years. We had a vision of showing Montana in it’s best light, romantic, wild, passionate and untouched. We adore the story Legends of the Fall, and Tristan’s fight against himself. It might be a tragic story, but the happiest he is in that movie is when he’s with his true love, Isobel. And that’s where this shoot was born from. The Resort at Paw’s Up is one of the most beautiful places in Montana, and just being on the ranch was awe inspiring. Darci and Arden of Greenwood Events tapped right into our hearts and created this entire setting, even making a field of wildflowers for our lovely couple.

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Photography: Jeremiah and Rachel Photography | Event Design: Greenwood Events | Floral Design: Greenwood Events | Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone | Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Makeup: Skin Chic | Hair: Christina Stevens | Grooms Attire: Jcrew.com | Dress Shop: Willow Bride | Invitation and Calligraphy: Cast Calligraphy | Location: The Resort at Paws Up | Rentals: The Party Store | Ribbon: Tono & Co | Tabletop Rentals: The Top Collection

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This Couple Recreated Their Wedding Day 4 Years Later

Kristina and Parta married back in 2012 but didn’t end up with the photos of their dreams. Instead of the typical anniversary, they decided to re-create their wedding day, including their two children and close friends in the celebration. Paper Diamonds planned the prettiest wedding re-do you’ve ever seen and Nadia Hung captured the photographs they’ll treasure forever.

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From Paper Diamonds… I’ve had the pleasure of knowing both Kristina and Parta for awhile now and they have the most beautiful children you will ever meet. They married atop the cliffs of Uluwatu in 2012 and sadly, didn’t get a chance to have a bridal shoot or receive images that they loved. I was thrilled when they allowed Nadia Hung and I re-create a special day, with her small family and her best friends.

The day started in the magical Ubud with Kristina and her bridesmaids. Kristina exudes a classy feminine energy and the gowns from Gwendolynne really matched with the statuesque beauties. We paired the gowns with local designer Ali Charisma and Tulola Jewellery as well and were thrilled to be able to incorporate some local and cultural aspects.

Jill from Jill Loves Lace, flew in from Taiwan to create the beautiful florals for all the bouquets and arrangements. We went from mountains to cliffs in one day and it really couldn’t reflect Bali and it’s beauty any better. There is nothing more Bali than the rich greens of Ubud and the golden sunsets when perched on a cliff.

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Photography: Nadia Hung Photography | Floral Design: Jill Loves Lace | Wedding Dress: Magali Pascal | Wedding Dress: Gwendolynne | Invitations: Plume Calligraphy | Reception Venue: Semara Uluwatu | Makeup & Hair: Yeanne Makeup | Calligraphy: Plume Calligraphy | Venue: Kayumanis Nusa Dua Resort & Spa | Bridesmaids' Gowns: Ali Charisma | Event Planning + Styling: Paper Diamonds | Headpieces: Olivia The Wolf | Jewelery: Tulola | Reception Furniture: Bali Event Hire