Hailing from Virginia, Christina and Sam decided a destination wedding in France was the vision for their day. They chose a XVIth century castle straight out of a fairytale and brought on Fete in France to help every details fall into place. Greg Finck captured their incredible day to remember, and you can see so much more right this way.
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From Greg Finck…Christina and Sam are both from Virginia, but had decided to plan their destination wedding at Château de la Bourdaisière, in the Loire Valley, France. The Château de la Bourdaisière is a stunning castle from the XVIth century, and was the perfect backdrop for a classical and elegant wedding. Roses and ivy along the walls, reminded of a fairytale castle, straight out of The Sleeping Beauty.
The day was perfectly planned and organized by Fête in France, with beautiful florals by Sol Y Flor. Despite an unreliable weather that day, the ceremony still was held outside in between two showers. Christina and Sam exchanged vows with the glorious chateau as a backdrop.
Reception was held in one of the Chateau’s galleries, with a wonderful and colorful setup. Such a beautiful Spring wedding day to remember!
Photography: Greg Finck Photography | Event Design: Fete in France | Event Planning: Fete in France | Floral Design: Sol Y Flor | Wedding Dress: Mark Zunino | Bride's Shoes: Louboutin | Venue: Château de la Bourdaisière | Invitations + Stationery: The Silver Starfish
Sticker shock is a common side effect of many dress shopping excursions, but if you’re starting to feel a little disheartened: don’t. The team at Maggie Sottero Designs has you totally covered with their newest Rebecca Ingram collection, a lineup of gowns that is literally everything you’ve ever wanted. The best part? Each piece is beyond elegant, sans the big price tag. Scroll to fall sooo in love.
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When it comes to bridal showers, we say “go girly or go home.” So naturally, this pink-on-pink party caught our eye in a serious way. Complete with a floral photo backdrop, a crown topped cake and no shortage of champagne, this is officially a bridal shower for the books.
From the Bride… I wanted my bridal shower to be girly, whimsical, and sweet. I showcased my love for pastels and my love for swans and with all my beautiful ladies by my side we laughed and enjoyed our time together. The only direction I gave my bridesmaids was, “wear something pink!” and they showed up in pastel shades of pink that went perfectly together.
I dreamt of popping champagne in a rose garden with a pink 50’s prom dress so I tried to make this vision come to life. The to-die-for backdrop was the staple to my party along with the oversized swans to add a bit of charm.
My bridesmaids and I reveled in this opportunity for our own photoshoot and loved laughing in front of the backdrop and with our props. Overall I feel the pink is warm and happy and everyone got a bit of bubbly with a gorgeous floral garnish to toast to love.
Photography: Mariel Hannah | Cake: De Coeur Bake Shop | Bride's To-Be Dress: Mary Rita | Cookies: Stacy from The CookieMonger | Custom Back Drop: Custom Creations | Design & Florals: The Bride, Reagan Lynn | Paper Products: Matinae Design Studio | Rentals: Walker Lewis Rents
Tucked away in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains is Castle Ladyhawke, a little taste of Europe brought to the South. It served as the perfect setting for Hillary and Matt’s special day and you can see it through Cody Hunter’s lens in The Vault.
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From the Bride…The mountains have always been special to our relationship. That’s where Matt proposed and where we had a special moment talking about our hopes and dreams. At first we wanted to elope, but as time went on we wanted to have our immediate family and a few close friends. We wanting something intimate, private, secluded, and beautiful. What could be more perfect than a castle huddled in by a beautiful mountain range? Most importantly, we planned the day to spend our wedding together and inseparable because we’re so madly in love!
Photography: Cody Hunter Photography | Event Design: Elleson Events | Catering: Lil Harvey’s | Calligraphy: Townley Creative | Venue: Castle Ladyhawke | Film Processing: PhotoVision Prints | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Classic Event Rental