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Beautiful Boho Elegance In Shades Of Neutrals

Kim Newton Weddings brought this bride’s love of neutrals to life in the most beautiful of ways. When the pandemic changed this couple’s original plans to an all outdoor wedding, it was decided to do a tent-style reception like it’s never been done before. Exposed wooden beams and seemingly growing greenery, designed by Love Blooms, combined to create an elevated boho look we can’t get enough of. The love, joy, and style of the day are all perfectly captured in the artful imagery by Photos By Sarah Beth. You can swoon over all the imagery in the full gallery.




From the bride… Tanner and I met at a concert through mutual friends. Some cheesy one-liners, singing, and dancing made for the perfect setup. Fast forward to fall 2019 when we became engaged, we had no idea COVID-19 was around the corner.



After losing my Dad four years ago, though he wasn’t physically there on our wedding day, I felt him all day. My sweet cousin turned one of his ties into my garter and we had his locket wrapped around my bouquet, so he was right there walking me down the aisle with Mom. As Mom and I headed down the aisle and our officiant asked who gives me away, Mom starts to reply “her Father and I”, and a crane flew right above our heads. That was Dad. We then kicked off the reception with a toast of his favorite drink, Tito’s, and celebrated all night with him in our hearts.



We made the call 3 months prior to our wedding to have everything outside out of an abundance of caution. Kim of Kim Newton Weddings called me right away and asked, “do you want to do a tent that has never been done before?!” Between the exposed wooden beams and draped greenery, it truly felt like a fairytale.

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Photography: Photos By Sarah Beth | Cinematography: Sam Stroud Photography | Event Design: Kim Newton Weddings | Event Planning: Kim Newton Weddings | Floral Design: Love Blooms | Cake: Liberty Baking Co. | Invitations: Studio Wren & Co. | Catering: RSVP Catering | DJ: Dan Goldman Events | Wedding Venue: Shadow Creek | Beauty: Styled for Elegance | Beauty: Laura Henderson Makeup | Calligraphy + Seating Chart: Leah Letters | Rentals: Select Event Group | Rentals: BBJ Linen | La Tavola Linen | Rentals: BBJ Linen | La Tavola Linen | Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals

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Diaries of a Blogger Bride: Come Along With NYC-Based Blogger Corey Golden as She Plans Her Dream Hamptons Wedding!

Hi everyone! I’m Corey Golden: NYC-based blogger (@seegoldenstyle on Instagram), Merchandising Editor at ELLE and Harper’s BAZAAR, marketer, and most recently, interior designer (Corey Golden Design). I’ve always worn many hats…and I’m about to add *wife* into the mix! Like many modern couples, I met my fiancé Brian on a dating app…twice (once the summer before, but we only texted). Fast forward to three years later and we’re engaged, living on the Upper East Side, and planning an intimate, summer wedding in my grandparent’s backyard in Westhampton Beach, NY.  I’m so excited to take you along on our wedding planning journey, from finding the dress to choosing flower arrangements, from unexpected challenges to lessons learned, all documented here in my SMP wedding planning diary! 

Wedding Date: June 11, 2022
Wedding Style: Beach romance with a dose of Hamptons elegance

Stephanie Sunderland

All about the proposal…

In May, Brian popped the question on the beach in Westhampton. Little did I know, our families had secretly flown in and were waiting to celebrate with us afterwards at my favorite restaurant, including both sets of my grandparents (who hadn’t traveled since the beginning of COVID), our parents, and our siblings. The entire weekend was a dream come true and so thoughtfully planned out by Brian. I still can’t believe he pulled off such a massive surprise without anyone spilling the beans! Ever since, we’ve been floating around on engagement cloud nine while planning our wedding for next summer. 

 

September 2021: 9 Months before the wedding!

We’re getting married!!! And it is finally starting to feel real. 

September has been a huge month in wedding planning…we had our engagement shoot, sent out our save the dates, went on a trip to Bermuda to celebrate our engagement, and I “proposed” to my bridesmaids. 

The engagement shoot was a true highlight. I had a vision for the photos and it was so much fun bringing that vision to life! I knew I wanted to use the photos for our save the date and loved the idea of “teasing” our venue, so we shot in front of my grandparent’s house. I wore my dream dress by Mestiza New York and had a total princess moment. We also got in some practice with our wedding photographer (@stephaniesunderland) before the big day.

Stephanie Sunderland

I designed our save the dates on Minted and could not recommend them enough! Every little detail was perfect…from the blue foil-press, to the wax seals. I was so excited to drop them off at USPS! 

Our engagement trip to Bermuda was so special and felt like the perfect end to summer. We stayed at the Rosewood Bermuda and loved every minute. I was so shocked at how easy the trip was…from NYC, we were there in under 2 hours! A huge highlight of the trip was our boat day…we toured the island, snorkeled, and hiked up a cliff on a private beach. 

I had so much fun coming up with a creative way to propose to my bridal party! Since we’re getting married out east, I landed on custom boxes filled with “Hamptons Wedding Essentials.” The boxes included Tate’s Cookies, mini bottles of Wölffer rosé, travel-sized Coola sunscreen, a seashell hair clip, gold friendship rings with each person’s name from Retail Therapy Jewelry, and a hand-written card. 

Xo Corey

 

October 2021: 8 Months before the wedding!

First comes love. Then comes the dress…

I had it all planned out. Due to COVID restrictions in NYC bridal shops, only two or three people were allowed to come dress shopping with me. And between my two sisters/co-maids of honor, my mom, and my future mother-in-law, I didn’t want anyone to miss out. So I planned to visit 6 different boutiques spanning two days and bring a different group each day. Given my background in fashion, I definitely thought it would take me at LEAST two days (and then some) to make my final decision. But little did I know, the dress of my dreams would be the first one I tried on.

If I’m being honest, I was not the girl who grew up dreaming of her wedding dress (which may come as a shock to my friends and family). So when it came time to start making my dress appointments, I spent hours on Pinterest and Instagram finding inspiration, designers, and boutiques. I walked into my first appointment feeling pretty clear about what I wanted, as far as the overall look, and I even had one specific dress in mind that I thought would be the one (which I wasn’t supposed to see until day 2). 

My dress ended up being the first one I pointed to on the rack and the first one I tried on, so it definitely felt meant to be. When I walked out of the dressing room to an audience exclaiming “we’re done!”, I honestly didn’t believe it! I knew the dress was special, but I didn’t have that “bridal moment” you see in movies and no tears were shed. I was expecting two full days of dress shopping…I couldn’t wrap my head around finding THE dress on my first try!  I spent a lot of time in the dress, taking videos and photos, but it wasn’t until after the day was over that I knew without a doubt ( I ended up switching my appointments around so I could try on the dress that I originally thought would be the one, just to be sure). 

For all the brides out there looking for some dress shopping tips, here are my top 3: 

  1. Do your hair and makeup!! I cannot stress this enough. It really helped me get a clearer picture of what I would look like in the dress on the actual day. And it just feels more special that way :) 
  2. Do your research, but come with an open mind. It is SO hard to know what a wedding dress will look like on your body before you actually try it on. I do think it’s helpful to have a general idea of what you want before your appointments, but at the end of the day, you want the dress to be perfect for YOU. And if that means it’s not the dress you envisioned, that’s totally okay! 
  3. Take photos AND videos! The photos are amazing to have, but I love looking back at the videos specifically. It’s just so special to be able to rewatch how happy I was!   

Here are the boutiques I went to in NYC: 

  1. Mark Ingram Atelier – This is where I found the one! If you’re interested in seeing a certain designer, I suggest calling ahead to see if they have a trunk show coming up. This way, you can preview the latest collections that aren’t in stores yet! 
  2. Spina Bride – This showroom is SO beautiful! It would be hard to try on a dress in this boutique and not feel beautiful. 
  3. Bridal Reflections – This is where I thought I’d find my dress! It was definitely helpful knowing ahead of time which boutiques carry certain designers. They have a great selection of Galia Lahav. 

Other boutiques that were on my list: Wedding Atelier, Monique Llhuillier, Grace Loves Lace, L’Fay Bridal, Bergdorf Goodman

P.S. Don’t worry, none of these photos are of my dress! :) 

Xo Corey

 

November 2021: 7 Months before the wedding!

In the movies, creating your wedding registry is portrayed as this romantic, effortless process where you and your husband-to-be peruse the aisles of department stores, scanning as you go. But as many other brides will tell you, that is far from the reality of registry creation. 

Of the two of us, I am definitely the one who is more passionate about interiors. With the exception of a few random items for which Brian will have a strong opinion (i.e. a basket that serves no purpose), he pretty much lets me take the lead on design and trusts my eye. That being said, he had no interest in romantically scanning the department store aisles for our registry as I had envisioned. So…I enlisted the help of my future MIL! Tip #1) Creating a registry can be overwhelming, so find someone who has similar taste for you to bounce ideas off of. Bonus if they can come with you to appointments! 

Initially when I thought about our registry, I didn’t want to include much. We had recently moved in together prior to getting engaged, so we had already purchased a lot of the “typical” registry gifts. But the more that I looked around, the more I started to look at creating our registry a bit differently. Tip #2)  If you’re like us, don’t be afraid to branch out with non-traditional choices, like a beautiful set of luggage, a honeymoon fund, or an experience gift. I’m obsessed with the vintage feel of this luggage from Bric’s-it’s the perfect gift to take you from the honeymoon to all your future travels as a married couple! I included the cream set for myself and the black set for Brian. 

Tip #3) The registry is also an opportunity to upgrade pieces that get a lot of everyday use, especially in the kitchen. Think: an ultra luxe coffee machine, a matching set of coffee cups (because if you’re like us, you have a LOT of mismatched cups), or a fresh set of bakeware. We loved this nonstick gold set from Williams Sonoma, especially the pizza pan! 

Tip #4) Lastly, the registry is a great time to start thinking about future entertaining needs. Maybe you only have enough dinnerware for 6 guests, but want to be able to host 12 in a future home. We were missing a great cheese board and some key serveware pieces. Overall, I wanted to incorporate touches of natural, woven elements to bring a little bit of that relaxed Hamptons feeling to NYC, but not too much where it feels out of place in our city apartment, like this chip and dip and these coasters

Tip #5) My biggest piece of advice is to have fun with it! And don’t choose items just because you think you’re supposed to-focus on things you will actually use as a couple! Happy shopping!

Xo Corey

 

December 2021: 6 Months before the wedding!

Picking a wedding photographer is one of the most important aspects of planning your wedding. After the cake is cut and the band goes home, photos let us relive the most special day of our lives over and over again.

We chose our photographer, Stephanie Sunderland, for a few reasons. First, her photos are beautiful. I found her on Instagram and was so impressed by her photography style. Second, our first conversation was easy and relaxed. I sensed she would be a calming presence on our wedding day. Finally, we had our engagement shoot with Stephanie and I’ve never seen Brian more comfortable in front of the camera. He actually enjoyed himself, which was unexpected for someone who notoriously hates photos.   

I sat down with Stephanie for a little Q&A on ALL things wedding photography, including her tips for finding the best lighting, where she finds inspiration, and her advice for brides-to-be:

Corey: Why did you decide to become a wedding photographer? 

Stephanie: It happened organically for me. I found a love for photography around the same time a lot of my friends were getting married. Many of them asked me to do their wedding photos and that is how it all started. However, I choose to keep doing weddings because I love being able to capture true emotions, tell a true story, and also get creative and shoot with a touch of an editorial style. It fills me as an artist and always keeps me inspired and ready to work my hardest. 

Corey: What is your favorite moment to capture? 

Stephanie: I love capturing the authentic and unposed parts of the day. The first look, ceremony, first dance, speeches, and all those beautiful in-between moments. My favorite photos happen when the couple is fully present and just being themselves. 

Corey: How would you describe your photography style? 

Stephanie: I always strive for timeless. I don’t like the terms light and airy or dark and moody when it comes to describing my style. I try to capture moments and couples as they are. I like to edit in a way that is not overly filtered or dramatically overexposed or underexposed. I want my couples to look back in 5, 10, 15, 30 years and still love their photos.  

Corey: What are your tips for finding the best lighting? 

Stephanie: For outdoor shooting, I really like back and side light or open shade. For indoors, I prefer window light or light coming in through the door. If I am ever unsure, I always take a quick circle around my subjects and look for the best light. 

Corey: What type of camera do you use? 

Stephanie: Canon 5d mark IV, Canon eos 3, and Pentax 645. 

Corey: Film vs. digital – what’s your POV?

Stephanie: I use and love both for different reasons. Film is precious, the shots are more thought out and selective. Film has a richness and depth that can’t be replicated-its tonal range and colors are just beautiful. Digital is amazing with how many shots you can take, you don’t ever miss a moment, and its low light abilities are impressive. I also love that you can edit digital to give it different looks and “feelings.” 

Corey: What are your tips for helping couples to feel comfortable in front of the camera? 

Stephanie: Don’t overthink or try to be perfect. I often have almost beautiful moments interrupted because a bride or groom needs to fix this or straighten that…if something is a bit out of place, it’s not going to ruin a beautiful photograph. Try to be present, authentically yourself, and ultimately forget the camera is even there.

Corey: Is there anything different about photographing an at-home wedding like mine? 

Stephanie: For me personally it is very similar to weddings at venues, but oftentimes a little sweeter because it is an extra special place for the couple. I love at home and backyard weddings. 

Corey: Where do you find inspiration? 

Stephanie: I find inspiration in all art forms, but especially other photography. I love looking at vintage photographs and magazine spreads. 

Corey: What is your best advice for brides-to-be?  

Stephanie: Enjoy being a bride, and especially soak in your wedding day! BE PRESENT. Although it can be stressful, it goes by so quickly and you don’t want to miss it because you are worried about things being “perfect.” 

Be sure to check out Stephanie on Instagram: @StephanieSunderland

 

Xo Corey

Corey Golden

Contributing Editor
A Citrus Colored Summer Wedding in Kansas City

There’s just something about a summer wedding with a citrus color palette. After having to postpone their wedding due to the pandemic, our couple decided rather than passing up on their original design plans- they would pivot! With the help of Rebecca Rose Events they added punchy pops of watermelon to embrace the new summer date, and the result is just as fun and fresh as you would imagine. You can feel the joy and happiness of the day in the incredible imagery by Mike Cassimatis of MNC Photography, head over the full gallery for a sweet taste of summer.




From Rebecca Rose EventsAfter the pandemic pushed the original wedding date to the fourth of July, we decided that instead of leaving the previously chosen color palette and design aesthetic behind, we would enhance it by adding a punch of watermelon to the mix. July is the perfect month for red sweet peas and coral godetia – two cheerful blooms that helped us transform the palette but keep the integrity of the design we began so many months before.



With a few other subtle changes, such as the addition of tray-passed watermelon lemonade at cocktail hour, and lawn games fit for a proper summer shindig, Annie and Chris’ wedding day captured the essence of July in all the right ways.



It was particularly important to Annie and Chris that they include a handwritten thank you note for each and every guest, so we personalized an envelope for each place setting that served as a place card and included a handwritten note on custom stationery. It was a true labor of love for Annie and Chris to finish all of the notes before the wedding day, but their extra efforts added such a heartfelt touch of hospitality for their guests!



Photography: Mike Cassimatis - MNC Photography | Cinematography: Bellagala | Event Design: Rebecca Rose Events | Event Planning: Rebecca Rose Events | Floral Design: Rebecca Rose Events | Wedding Dress: Stella York | Cake: Take The Cake | Reception Venue: Hawthorne House | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Birdy Grey | Catering: Brancato's Catering | Ceremony Music: Crescendo Trio | Beauty: Hello Lovely-Ashley Backs | Beauty: Emily Deere | Reception Dress: true society | Reception Entertainment: Elite Sounds | Rentals: Emerson James | Rentals: Ultrapom | Rentals: Nuage Designs

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Modern Romance Mountain Resort Wedding In Utah

Inspired by both the mountains and the architecture of The Lodge At Blue Sky, this editorial tells the story of modern romance. This tale is set in Utah’s Wasatch Mountain Range, where the design of the lodge and rustic scenery of the mountains were tied together in a carefully curated day planned by Alexa Kay Events. Elevated florals by Intertwined Floral, in bold and beautiful hues, bring the romantic details to life. Every incredible moment is perfectly captured in the imagery by Megan Kay Photography, visit the full gallery for a closer look at all the fun.




From Megan Kay PhotographyWe began our day by getting ready in one of the rooms at The Lodge At Blue Sky. The room offered an abundance of natural light and beautiful views through the windows and on the balcony. Any bride would enjoy getting ready in such a setting.



Both dresses were from Utah based shop, The Perfect Dress. Our groom can be seen in two different tuxes. Don Morphy provided us with a more fashion-forward, textured tux for our scenes surrounding the Lodge and Generation Tux offered us a timeless and classic black tux for our mountainside and ceremony look.



The architecture of the Lodge includes notable lines, symmetry, and a great mix of harsh light and shadows. The property surrounding offers incredible mountainscapes and nature scenes. The sunset over the mountain this evening was one to be remembered. The team did an amazing job pulling everything together.



Photography: Megan Kay Photography | Event Planning: Alexa Sharkey | Floral Design: Intertwined Floral | Dress: The Perfect Dress | Invitations: Lyons Paperie | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Tux: Generation Tux | Tux: Don Morphy | Venue: Blue Sky Ranch | Alcohol: High West Distillery | Beauty: Janelle Ingram | Linens: BBJ Linen | La Tavola Linen | Rentals: Wild Event Studio

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Inspirational Parisian And Lavender Micro-Wedding Design

Get ready for a day that delights! Inspired by the elegance and beauty of all things Parisian, Bowties and Bouquets designed and planned a day to spark imagination in brides whose plans might have to pivot due to the pandemic. With organic arrangements by Blue Pansy Floral Design Co. and enchanting vignettes throughout the day, you’re sure to fall in love with all the fabulous details. It’s all elegantly captured in the incredible imagery by Stephanie Weber Photography, you can get lost in all the lovely in the full gallery.




From Bowties and BouquetsBowties & Bouquets created this micro wedding-inspired design to inspire the couples out there whose weddings are still being affected by the pandemic.



The entire style and design of the day was intentionally chosen to create an atmosphere of intimacy, high-end class, and beauty, all while staying true with a Parisian and Lavender theme. The details leaned towards the vintage and antique side with beautiful vintage chairs, antique candelabras, vintage linen napkins, and the most stunning old-world flat lay details with antique postcards of Paris and brooches.



The tones and details were inspired to stay classic and elegant, like our beautiful, old-world European-inspired tablescape. It was full of elegance and beauty to inspire any Couple, yet classic so that it would fit any wedding in any season. We hope this design and idea can inspire all of the Micro Wedding Couples out there!



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Photography: Stephanie Weber Photography | Cinematography: Sam Eng | Design: Bowties and Bouquets | Floral Design: blue pansy floral | Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Shoes: Something Bleu | Catering: Colette’s Catering & Events | Invitations & Calligraphy: The Paper Mint Press | Groom's Attire: Friar Tux | Wedding Venue: Lavender marketplace and Workshop | Beauty: Kohnur | Bridal Boutique: Kleinfeld Bridal | Cake & French Macarons: Love and Sugar Cakery | Flatlay Styling: The Luminarie Co | Furniture Rentals: Marnie Schnabel - Sweet Salvage Rentals | Guitarist: Moses Lin | Planning: Bowties and Bouquets | Real Couple: Kristina Luu | Real Couple: Ryan Luu | Styling Surface: Chasing Stone | Tabletop Rentals: Premiere Party Rents | Vintage Dispay Rentals: Afaire Vintage Rentals | Watercolor Art: Honest Type | Weddings Rings: Kobelli Fine Jewelry

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European-Inspired Garden Wedding At Klentner Ranch

It took two years to bring this wedding vision to life, and the results were totally worth every minute! Set at the incredible Klentner Ranch in Santa Barbara, Tyler Speier Events designed and planned a day filled with European-inspired touches. Lush all-white blooms add to the romance and ethereal aesthetic of the day. Lucky for us, James & Jess Photography
were there to capture every magical moment, you can see all of the artful imagery unfold in the full gallery.




From Tyler Speier EventsBryana and Jad were married at the iconic Klentner Ranch in Santa Barbara, California. Because of the travel restrictions to Europe, we wanted to bring a “European Wedding” to Santa Barbara – and we did just that!



The ceremony took place on the polo lawn overlooking the coast. The arch was created with abundant greenery and Early Gray roses, to give added depth and texture. Bryana’s cathedral-length gown trailed down the stairs – when she and her dad made their entrance as the harpist played, it was simply breathtaking. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed floral-petal-filled cocktails and Mediterranean-inspired bites around the pool.



Guests were then escorted to the tent, where they found their names on a large, modern escort card wall and were greeted by a Belly Dancer, a celebratory nod towards Jad’s Lebanese heritage. The monochromatic design in the tent was so timeless and elegant. From the towering arrangements of hydrangea and roses to the five-tier wedding cake, the crystal chandeliers to the soft draping, the tent was so romantic. Guests enjoyed a Mediterranean-inspired dinner, a lively dance party, and an incredible Santa Barbara sunset.



Photography: Jess and James photography | Cinematography: Lace and Lapel | Coordination: Tyler Speier Events | Design: Tyler Speier Events | Event Planning: Tyler Speier Events | Floral Design: Tyler Speier Events | Wedding Dress: Galia Lahav | Cake: Lele Patisserie | Invitations: Every Little Letter | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Catering Connection | DJ: DJ Hecktik | Groomsmen's Attire: Emporio Armani chez Numeriks Access | Harpist: Laurie Rasmussen | Wedding Venue: Klentner Ranch | Beauty: 805 Makeup | Beauty: Blush and Bridal HMT | Beauty: Tomiko Taft | Bridal Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Paper Goods: Jessica Yee Calligraphy | Photo Booth: ShutterBooth | Rentals: Bella Vista Designs, Inc | Rentals: The Tent Merchant | Weddings Rings: Tiffany & Co.

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Old World Elegance In The Heart Of New Orleans

This old-world wedding at the Marigny Opera House is the epitome of romance. The weathered stone of the Opera House is the perfect contrast to bright and beautiful floral designs by Janna Brown Design, in shades of yellow and orange, that will make you fall in love. Faith Roper Photography elegantly captured every detail in artful imagery that is sure to stand the test of time, you can swoon over all the pretty in the full gallery.




From Faith Roper PhotographyOur editorial was set at the Marigny Opera House, a former church designed by French architect Theodore Giraud in 1847. With a palette of slate blue, cream, and gold, the design by Janna Brown Design features contrasting textures.



The delicate lace Monique Lhuillier gown against the weathered stone, marble, and wood of the Opera House is a feast for the eyes. The table design was kept classic and tone-on-tone, with cream and gold plate-ware and abundant florals. Clear ghost chairs ensured that the design could shine against the backdrop of the Opera House.



Gorgeous paper goods with an old-world European feel added touches of blue. Our models posed both inside and outside the Opera House, to capture all the textures and light that the venue offers. A white vintage Bentley was the perfect getaway car!



Photography: Faith Roper Photography | Event Design: Janna Brown Design Co. | Floral Design: Janna Brown Design Co. | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Chasing Wang | Invitations: Sugared Fig Paperie | Groom's Attire: SuitShop | Wedding Venue: Marigny Opera House | Beauty: Amber Papastavros | Bridal Boutique: Alexia's Bridal | Rentals: Liberty Party Rental

Say “Yes” To Maggie Sottero For A Wedding Dress Journey Tailor-Made For You!

Your wedding day is all about YOU – and the love you share with your S.O.! Every detail – big and small – should feel like an authentic, personalized extension of your special love story! So, when it comes to finding your dream dress, say “yes” to a gown inspired by your one-of-a-kind storybook romance! Maggie Sottero is the bridal gown brand, created and run by women, that is set on helping brides-to-be find dresses that are uniquely and distinctively them! At Maggie Sottero, making you the focus of your entire bridal gown journey is the heart of the matter – as it should be! Get ready for all eyes to be on you because each and every Maggie Sottero wedding dress experience is tailor-made from the beginning!

Maggie Sottero wants to get to know you and your fabulous bridal style through its signature Style Quiz. So, you’ll begin your search for the perfect dress with a selection of gowns curated for your impeccable taste and dress ‘must-haves.’ The Australian bridal gown powerhouse comprises three sister brands that feature oh-so-many styles, each different from the next,  so brides can find the perfect dress that just clicks with their style and individuality! Maggie Sottero is a timeless romance with a personalized touch while Sottero & Midgley exudes a dynamic blend of sensual glamour and sophistication, and Rebecca Ingram is budget-friendly with classic silhouettes and flirtatious flounces!

Once you’ve tried on the styles you’ve got your heart set on and ultimately pick THE one for you, there are still so many ways to make it truly your own! Fall in love with every little detail with the brands Personalize It! For Your Love Story feature and make your dress a dream come true by changing layers of material, altering the neckline or sleeves, or choosing detachable accessories for the chicest ceremony-to-celebration look.  With an inclusive US size range of 0 – 28 and an illusion bodice colorway options, your dress will truly be an incomparable beauty that fits you and your style like a glove!

If you still don’t know where to begin with finding the most “I do”-worthy wedding dress, Maggie Sottero will guide you in the right direction (down the aisle) with its Blog that features the latest styles, shopping advice, and inspiration from Real Brides! Then, find your nearest Maggie Sottero retailer to turn the dress you’ve been dreaming of into reality! 

Photography: Rudney Novaes | Cinematography: Kirsten Beatley Films | Styling: Everyday Vogue | Styling: Bridal Vogue | Floral Design: Spring Vale Floral | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Makeup: Bridal by Sarah Khan Artistry | Hair: Jasmine Palma Artistry | Model: Aubrey

Beautiful Bordeaux Wedding Filled With Elegance

With exquisite grounds and incredible attention to detail, Chateau Le Vert makes for wedding magic. The 18th-century castle, set amongst green vineyards, was the perfect place for Noel and Daniel to exchange vows. The pair left their hometown of Los Angeles to have a destination wedding in France with an intimate group of close friends for a fabulous day that won’t soon be forgotten. Thomas Raboteur artfully captured the elegance of the event in his incredible imagery. Take a trip to France in the full gallery.



From Thomas RaboteurWhen love is combined with simplicity everyone wins. This wedding in France is proof of just that.



Noel and Daniel, two lovers living in Los Angeles, chose France and more precisely the Bordeaux region for a union in the middle of the vineyards. Accompanied by a handful of close friends, they said exchanged vows.



The celebration was a sight to behold. A true testament to love conquering all.



Photography: Thomas Raboteur | Location: Château Le Vert

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A Fresh And Fun Take On A Classic Mountain Wedding

Are you ready for a fresh, stylish, and inspired approach to the always romantic mountain wedding? Feast your eyes on this utterly incredible day planned by Calluna Events in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Cori Cook Floral Design filled the day with fabulous flowers in tones of rust and burnt orange, and Ashley Sawtelle captured the love and happiness of the day to a tee in her perfect pictures. Visit the full gallery for a closer look at all the fun.



From Calluna EventsThis stylish duo was married at Beano’s Cabin nestled atop the hillside of beautiful Beaver Creek Mountain in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Alongside their doodle, Arnie, who sat adoringly at their feet, these two exchanged emotional vows in an intimate ceremony surrounded by their closest family and friends.




Wedding design details were curated to create a fresh dynamic monochromatic palette featuring terracottas and creamy neutrals, with an exploration into asymmetry and intentional negative space. Paired with a natural slate tabletop and complimenting modern decor, the result achieved a romantic, refined cabin experience that was both welcoming and chic.



At sunset, we were greeted by a very special wedding crasher – a curious fox that ventured down to join wedding guests cocktailing on the lawn. Known as a benevolent spirit, the fox symbolizes both perseverance and patience – an incredible foreshadow for a life of love and partnership to come.



Photography: Ashley Sawtelle | Cinematography: AFLATIS FILMS | Event Planning: Calluna Events | Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design | Cake: Katy Pierson Cake | Invitations: Jolie and Co. | Ceremony Venue: Beanos Cabin | Reception Venue: Beaver Creek Wedding Deck | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | DJ: TH Entertainment | Groom's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Ceremony music: Oncue Entertainment | Transportation: B Line Express | Bridal Gown: Galia Lahav | Bridal Shop: Annika Bridal | Decor: Eclectic Hive | Hair Styling: Nyla Nassar | Makeup Styling: Makeup Artist Liz Wegrzyn | Reception Second Look Gown Designer: Paloma Blanca | Rentals: Rental Company | Welcome Bags: Marigold & Grey

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A Family Focused Wedding Inspired By The Colorful Gardens Of Flora Farms

Here’s what happens when your venue is so beautiful that you decide to plan your whole wedding around it! Our bride was inspired by all things Flora Farms, a 25-acre organic working farm tucked in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains. The design aesthetic was natural and organic, with a burst of fun and color, all carefully planned by Lauren Lemke of Amy Abbott Events. Inspired by the produce and flower market display, a cart was created by Pina Cate Design to showcase escort cards sprinkled in flower pots. Every magical moment was perfectly captured in the imagery by Sara Richardson Photography, see it all in the full gallery.




From the bride… We met 12 years ago during the first weeks of high school in San Diego. By senior year we had finally become friends and by chance decided on the same college. Living in the same dorm made us even closer friends, and by 3 months into our freshman year at age 19, we started dating. We’ve been together ever since.



Peyton proposed on a hike in the Santa Barbara mountains, where we would go on most of our first dates and where we fell in love. I started my vows by saying that I don’t remember specifically meeting Peyton all those years ago. Much to my surprise, Peyton started his vows by detailing our first encounter at age 14. I definitely teared up from that first line!



We kept a lot of the table neutral in order to highlight the colorful menu and florals. Everyone was able to use the maracas on each table setting when we made our reception entrance which elevated a big highlight of the day.



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Photographer: Sara Richardson Photography | Videographer: Jorge Ibarra | Event Planning: Amy Abbott Events | Flowers: Pina Cate Design | Invitations: Jolly Edition | Ceremony Venue: Flora Farms | Reception Venue: Flora Farms | Shoes: Bella Belle | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Reformation | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Hair and makeup: Olga Bustos | DJ: DJ Chachin | After Party Dress: Zimmermann | After Party Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Bride Dress: Gali Karten | Groom Suit: Hall Madden | Live Entertainment: Kimbara Fusion | Rentals: Baja Boutique Rental Co | Rentals: Del Cabo Event Design | Signage and stationery day of: Bells & Whistles

An Intimate Wedding In Ravello That’s So Dreamy It Feels Like A Fairytale

We must be dreaming because this wedding is so beautiful it looks like a fairytale! The Amalfi coast is known for its idyllic scenery, making it one of the most romantic wedding destinations in the world. For this Ravello wedding, Rachael Ellen Events planned and designed a day worthy of the location filled with everything from a chic Vespa to a garden reception that will take your breath away. With romantic blooms seeming to organically grow around and on top of the banquet table this is certainly an alfresco wedding guests won’t soon forget. The beauty of the day was all elegantly captured in the artful imagery by Elias Kordelakos. Visit the full gallery for a trip to Italy.




From Elias KordelakosItaly is one of the most sought-after wedding destinations. Ravello, a small picturesque village situated on top of a mountain, has some of the most amazing wedding venues the Amalfi Coast has to offer.



Brikelle and George had their intimate destination wedding at Belmond Hotel Caruso. The couple made the most of their visit to Ravello by having a pre-wedding photoshoot in Villa Cimbrone as well.



The magic of Italy came alive in this exquisite intimate wedding day. With jaw-dropping views and beautiful design details, what more could you ask for?



Photography: Elias Kordelakos | Event Design: Rachael Ellen Events | Event Planning: Rachael Ellen Events | Floral Design: Rachael Ellen Events | Catering: Donatella | Makeup Artist: Trine Juel | Linen: BBJ Linen | La Tavola Linen | Paper goods: Ink & Press Co. | Rentals: Wedding Solutions

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These High School Sweethearts Tied The Knot In Their Hometown After 10 Years Together

This wedding of high school sweethearts Sophie Rose and Nicolas Martinez is 10 years in the making! The couple met at Laguna Beach High School and tied the knot a decade later. The special day was seamlessly planned by Katie Webb Brundige at Intertwined Weddings & Events. Karla Flores at Elegant By Design created florals that consisted of a variety of garden and spray roses, ranunculus, white button dahlias and more, with a hint of greenery. The wedding was photographed by the talented, Christine Skari Photography. The bright and crisp images really captured the chic feel of the wedding. See the full day unfold in the full gallery.




From the bride… The outdoor and intimate 50-person September wedding was elegant with timeless decor; hues of white, gold, and light pink. The stunning backdrop of Laguna Beach’s crashing waves and orange ball-of-fire sunset helped to create the perfect ambiance.



The ceremony featured a classic floral arch with angelic white hues. The arch outlined the picturesque backdrop of the light blue pacific ocean. Floral bunches lined the aisle hugging the sides of the rustic wooden chairs. The aisle path was covered in loose white rose petals to give it a cloud-like feel.



The reception was filled with smiles, dancing under the moonlight, and what guests overwhelmingly called the most heartfelt and intimate wedding they had ever been to. The wedding was closed out with a tunnel of lights that the bride and groom walked through and waved goodbye to end the night.



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Photography: Christine Skari Photographer | Cinematography: Rayne Films | Event Planning: Intertwined Events | Floral Design: Elegant By Design | Wedding Dress: Galia Lahav | Ceremony Venue: Montage Laguna Beach | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Birdy Grey | DJ: Elevated Pulse Productions | Groom: Nic Martinez | Groom's Attire: Peter Raney Custom Tailor | Beauty: Carachele Tyvan | Beauty: lusine galadjian | Bride: Bride | Rentals: Signature Party Rentals

Classic Meets Cool At This Californian Coastal Wedding

The Monterey Penninsula Country Club is a beautiful building with white stucco, a tile roof, interior cream walls, and large wood beams. For this classic meets cool wedding, Lally Events planned a day of epic proportions that transformed the venue into a fairytale filled with candlelight and lush romantic blooms by Revel Floral. Weddings By Scott And Dana captured all of the beautiful moments in their elegant imagery creating memories that will last a lifetime. Head to the full gallery for a closer look at all the fun.




From the couple… Our relationship began almost a decade ago when we were set up on a blind date in college at Santa Clara University. We’ve been stuck like glue ever since and have matured and grown up together since then, residing in San Francisco.



Love Notes Paper helped us create a unique and classic paper suite that played off of the coastal landscape of Pebble Beach. We used soft shades of blue for the paper products and incorporated an iconic Monterey Cypress tree to highlight the location. We included that invite Cypress tree back into the design on guest menus, escort cards, welcome bags, cocktail napkins, and ballcaps for the wedding party.



Revel Floral understood the classic Californian coastal vibe I was going for and knew exactly what to create for the table arrangements, ceremony arch, and dance floor centerpiece. We went into the day with the attitude that the planning is done, the day is set and whatever happens, happens. This attitude kept me calm and allowed me to enjoy every minute of the day.



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Photography: Weddings By Scott and Dana | videography: Kindlewood Films | Florist: Revel Floral | Wedding Dress: Amsale | Cake: Icing On The Cake | Ceremony Venue: Monterey Peninsula Country Club | Reception Venue: Monterey Peninsula Country Club | Bride's Shoes: Loeffler Randall | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Catering: Monterey Peninsula Country Club | Entertainment: Ben Mallare Acoustic Entertainment | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux | Transportation: Aits Limo | Beauty: The Hair And Makeup Co | Bride's earrings: Bloomingdales | Linens: BBJ Linen | La Tavola Linen | Paper Products: Love Notes Paper | Planning: Lally Events | Rentals: Standard Party Rentals | Strings: Monterey String Quartet | Styling Mat: Chasing Stone | Styling Mat: Suzy Pierce Art

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Awe-Inspiring Floral Design And Fashion In Sunny Florida

What happens when some of the world’s best florists and designers, under the tutelage of Sarah Cambell of Intrigue Design & Events, come together for a two-day workshop in sunny Florida? A feast for your flower-loving senses, of course! Bright pops of color are the focal part of the day expertly planned by Heather Benge. Every incredibly eye-catching moment was exquisitely captured in the imagery by Taylor Jordan Photography, see it all in the full gallery.




From Taylor Jordan PhotographyThese epic florals were a part of a two-day workshop in Orlando, Florida. Taylor Jordan Photography had the pleasure of capturing the colorful, bold masterpieces.



The floral designs were created by a dozen florists and designers learning from Sarah Cambell of Intrigue Design & Events. Sarah became known for her eye for color on Netflix’s The Big Flower Fight and brought that love of color to these fabulous designs. She had the students begin with pops of color, designed on mono-floral groupings, and layered a series of custom-painted greens between each cluster of blooms.



The use of painted materials is becoming more and more in demand as the trend for color continues to grow in popularity. The options for brides are now endless!



Photography: Taylor Jordan Photography | Event Planning: Heather Benge | Floral Design: Intrigue Design & Events | Wedding Dress: White Blossom Bridal | Cake: LuBelle's Cakes | Invitations: Papier Handmade | Invitations: The Mrs Box | Invitations: Replica Surfaces | Reception Venue: Luxmore Grande Estate | Beauty: Brittney Boscana | Beauty: Bella Belle | Planning: Styled Shoots Across America

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Announcing the Nominees for the First Annual Style Me Pretty Best Of Awards!

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Hi, friends! We hope you’ve all been enjoying the most wonderful, safe and healthy holiday season with your loved ones. We seriously can’t believe 2022 has begun, and we’re kicking it off with a major bang! Today is one of the good ones, it kind of feels like a second Christmas morning over here on SMP.

In the past few days, our editors, along with our panel of expert judges, have had the pleasure of unwrapping your beautiful entries for each moment of our first ever Style Me Pretty Best Of Awards! From the most creative escort displays to your favorite ‘best kiss moment’, we couldn’t be more grateful for each and every one of you who submitted yourself, your bridal bestie or your fellow industry friend to our Best Of Awards! One things for sure, after reviewing all of your stunning entries, it’s beyond clear that 2021 brought us a major dose of beauty if nothing else. You’ll see what we mean in a sec 😉

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If you’re one of the lucky ones in our nominations list – we hope this feels like a little gift under your tree for all your incredibly hard work, blood, sweat and tears (’cause we know there were plenty shed) that you so generously poured into your 2021 weddings! And to every vendor who may not be in the running this year – trust me, you’re truly ALL winners in our eyes. 💕 Plus, there’s always next year 😉

Now, *spotlight please* here are the nominees for the first annual Style Me Pretty Best Of Awards….

 

 

BEST OF WEDDINGS

The best of the best, the prettiest of the pretty – these are the weddings that made our hearts flutter fastest from 2021!

Best of Spring/Summer Weddings 2021

1. When Miami Glamour Meets SoCal Cool – Magic Happens!

2. From Kindergarten Classmates to Husband & Wife! See Their Ultra Chic Wedding at Pelican Hill Resort

3. A Viral-Worthy Ceremony Teeming With Vibrant Mexican Tradition

4. Cross-Cultural Celebration With Incredibly Chic Curated Details

5. Luxurious Montana Wedding at Bootjack Farm

6. A Lush Ceremony in the Nash Conservatory at Kew Gardens, Which Used to Reside in the Grounds at Buckingham Palace!

7. When a Wedding Florist Designs Her Own Wedding… No Detail Is Left Unturned!

 

Best of Fall/Winter Weddings 2021

1. Every Inch of This Autumn Inspired Wedding Feels Like A Dream

2. Embracing the Beauty of Fall in Napa With a Rich Color Palette of Navy Blue and Maroon at Beaulieu Garden

3. Guests Experience The Rich Warmth And Beauty Of Oregon In The Fall

4. A 400-Person Spring Wedding Turned Intimate Fall Affair At Camp Lucy

5. Set Sail for a Boston Harbor Wedding on a Boat You Won’t Soon Forget

6. A Breathtaking Pop Of Blue Wedding In Aspen

7. This Bright And Bold Fall Wedding Celebrates Indian Heritage Beautifully

 

BEST OF MOMENTS

We know this may sound a little cliché – but here at SMP, we live to celebrate the significance in every moment. The ones that make us laugh, the ones that make us happy cry, the ones that surprise… and the ones we’ll never forget! Weddings are simply a series of moments strung together to create a seamless celebration. From wildly creative escort displays that play on a certain theme, to a best kiss moment that deserves it’s very own Princess Diaries foot pop! We’re celebrating the best wedding moments of 2021 that are simply unforgettable.

 

Best Escort Card Display Moment

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1. Photography: Lance Nicoll | Concept: Julian Leaver | Floral: Gro Designs | Illustration and Stationery: Katherine Jezek Design
2. Photography: Stephanie Brauer | Design: DM Events & Design | Floral: Porcelain Vine Floral | Stationery: Yonder Design
3. Photography: Ryan RayPlanning, Design & Florals: Greenwood Events | Paper: Studio Luzance 
4. Photography: Weddings by Scott and Dana | Planning & Design: Jenn Robirds Events | Florals: ORGANIC FLORA | Stationery: Shimmer and Stain | Rentals: Shimmer and Stain
5. Photography: Stephanie Brauer | Design: DM Events & Design | Floral: Porcelain Vine Floral | Rentals: The Event Bird | Stationery: Paper Finger
6. Photography: Jodee DebesDesign: Callista & Co | Surfboard Rentals: Elan Event Rentals |Table Number Appliques: Libby Tipton

 

Best Floral Moment

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1. Photography: Chelsey & JordanPlanner: Always Yours Events | Florist: Bows and Arrows Flowers
2. Photography: Mallory Dawn | Florals: Lily Roden | Coordination: Amorette Events
3. Photography: Garrett Richardson Photography | Event Planning: Crown Weddings | Floral Design: Jennifer Cole Florals
4. Photography: Sposto Photography | Planning: Polished Fun | Florals: 3 Leaf Floral
5. Photography: Lost Coast PhotographyPlanning + Design: Britt Jones | Florals: One Flower by L | Dresses: Marchesa Fashion
6. Photography: Will Reid Photo | Co-Concept Creator, Stylist: Ashley Pigott | Co-Concept Creator, Floral, Decor: Rachel A. Clingen | Venue: Kurtz Orchards Weddings  | Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor

Best ‘Down the Aisle’ Moment

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1. Photography: Alicia Rinka | Planner: A Monique Affair | Florals: Whit Hazen
2. Photography: Rebecca Goddard Photography | Planner: ByChenai Events | Florals: Blue Sky Flowers
3. Photography: Taralynn Lawton | Planner: CMG Events | Florals: Blooms by Morgan
4. Photography: Chelsey & Jordan Photography | Florist: Emily Rose Florist
5. Photography: Jay Dee Photography | Flowers: Roadside Blooms | Planner: Jayme Brand
6. Photography: Sidney Leigh Photography | Event Planning & Coordination: Social Graces Events | Floral Design: Sophie Felts Floral Design
7. Photography: Amanda Callaway | Planning & Design: Charmed Events | Florals: Wild Club
8. Photography: Courtney Bowlden Photography 

Best Reception Design Moment

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1. Photographer: Garrett RichardsonPlanner: EverAfter Events | Florist: Flowers Annette Gomez 
2. Photography: Jose Villa | Design: Laurie AronsFloral: Mindy Rice DesignStructure: Hensley Event Resources | Lighting: Illusions Lighting Design
3. Photographer: Taylor & Porter |  Film Scanning and Processing: Photovision | Planning and design: Emma Joy The Wedding Planner | Venue: Temperate House at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew | Caterer: Blue Strawberry | Production: Oxygen Events | Stationery: Emma Bradstreet Paper & Press | Furniture: Wedhead | Tableware: Duchess and Butler 
4. Photography: Melanie Duerkopp Photography, John Dolan Photography | Planning + Design: Jesse Tombs  | Venue: Amangiri | Videography: Joe Tomcho | Floral Design: Hart Floral Design | Paper Design & Gifts: Lotus & Ash Furniture | Rental: Found Rental Co. | Tabletop, Linen & Decor Rental: The Ark | Production: Hensley Event Resources | Lighting Design: Fiesta Lighting Designs 
5. Photography: Kurt Boomer Photography | Planning & Design: Jacqueline Hallgarth Events | Floral Design: Janna Brown Design | Linens: La Tavola | Venue: La Badia Orvieto
6. Photography: Stephanie Brauer | Design: DM Events & Design | Floral: Porcelain Vine Floral

 

Best Wedding Cake Moment

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1. Photography: Weddings by Scott and Dana | Cake: Montage Healdsburg | Planning: Christie Rose Events | Florals: Eucharis Studio
2. Cake: Tuck-box Cakes
3. Photography: Michelle Lange Photography | Sugar Flowers: Mamie Brougitte Cakes | Floral: Blue Pansy Floral | Styling: Amorette Events
4. Photography: Ashley Rae Photography | Cake: A Bakeshop | Design & Florist: Rachael Ellen Events
5. Photographer: Two Fourteen Photography | Cake: Lila Cake Shop | Planner: H & L Lovely Creations
6. Photography: Weddings by Scott and Dana | Cake: Allegretto Vineyard Resort | Planning and Design: Always Yours Events | Florist: Bows & Arrows Flowers

 

Best Dress Moment

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1. Photography: Caroline Lima Photography
2. Photography: Charla Storey | Dress: Monique Lhuillier 
3. Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Dress: Oscar de la Renta
4. Photography: Courtney Bowlden Photography | Planning, Styling & Design: AMV Weddings | Dress: Amsale
5. Photography: KT Merry Photography | Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Art Direction + Styling: Carrie Goldberg
6. Photographer: Lace & Luce | Dress: Ritual Unions | Veil: Hand-crafted by Elise of Toast Events | Hair: Show Pony
7. Photography: Courtney Bowlden Photography | Planning, Styling & Design: AMV Weddings | Dress: Amsale
8. Photography: CC Photographying | Dress: Galia Lahav | Florist: Lamour Floral Wedding

Best Wedding Exit Moment

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1. Photography: Sposto Photography 
2. Photography: Stephanie Michelle Photography | Planning: A Toast Events
3. Photography: Audra Wrisley Photography 
4. Photography: Lance Nicoll Photography
5. Photography: Apollo Fotografie
6. Photography: Apollo Fotografie

Best ‘Brought Us to Tears’ Moment

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1. Planner: J Scott Weddings 
2. Photography: Moments Photography VT
3. Planner: Katharine Phillips (iphone photo) 
4. Photography: Amanda Callaway Photography
5. Photography: Apollo Fotografie
6. Photography: Sposto Photography
7. Photography: Amy Mulder Photography
8. Photography: Desirée Gardner Photography

Best Kiss Moment

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1. Photography: Courtney Bowlden Photography | Planning + Design: Britt Jones Co | Florals: Solstice Bloom | Car: Redempta Rentals
2. Photography: Jérémie Hkb | Florist: Le Gypso
3. Photography: Rebecca Theresa Photography | Planning & Design: CMG Events | Florals: Jennifer Cole Florals
4. Photography: Audra Wrisley Photography | Floral Design: La Fleur du Jour
5. Photography: Astrid Photography | Planner: SRS Events
6. Photography: Sidney Leigh Photography | Event Planning & Coordination: Social Graces Events | Floral Design: Sophie Felts Floral Design

Best Flatlay Moment

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1. Stationery & Styling: Inquisited
2. Photography: Denise & Bryan Photography | Stationery: August and White Designs
3. Photographry and styling: Brie Thomason Photography | Invitation Suite: Shasta Bell Calligraphy
4. Photography and Styling: Sposto Photography | Invitation Designer: Twinkle & Toast
5. Photography: Victoria Masai Photography | Flatlay Styling Surface: Chasing Stone | Calligraphy & Stationery: Paper Mint Press
6. Photography and Styling: Sposto Photography | Styling Backdrop: Chasing Stone | Invitation Designer: Epoch Design

A big thank you to our sponsor, Sourced Co., a resource that provides wedding pros the tools to thrive in our aesthetic-driven industry. They offer the best of the best styled stock imagery and acrylic styling blocks to help creatives market their business — their way. 

 

 

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Napa Valley Nuptials Celebrating The Beauty Of Wine Country

Get ready for a day that dazzles. Floral creations in a color palette of cream, blush, dusty rose, and taupe by Charlotte & Daughters captivate the eye and fill the day with romance. Rebecca Reategui Weddings planned a wedding that perfectly balances modern style with timeless romance. It was all elegantly captured in the incredible imagery by Adriana Klas. Visit the full gallery to get lost in all the elegance.



Form Marisa of Rebecca Reategui WeddingsAmanda and Chris, who have traveled the world for many of their friends’ weddings, decided Napa Valley was the perfect local “destination” for their own nuptials. They knew their 180 family members and friends, traveling from all over the US and abroad, would look forward to a long weekend in beautiful Wine Country.



It was important to find a location that captured the charm of the area and the couple’s more modern personal style. The Estate Yountville was the clear standout in their search – Amanda and Chris loved the lush lawns, abundant roses, and ivy-covered brick buildings of the Pavilion portion of the property, which we used for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and alfresco dinner.



For the dancing portion of the evening, we used the new barn space on the property called The Social, which has a distinctly modern aesthetic and vibe. The printed menus featured hand lettering by Bri Knowles of Brown Fox Calligraphy, and delicate floral illustrations by the groom’s talented sister, Paige. In the cocktail area and at The Social, our lounge vignettes were unique and fun thanks to Amanda’s mom Jeanine, who has great style and sourced all of the throw pillows placed on Theoni sofas. This wedding featured so many beautiful details and personal touches – it was truly a pleasure to see it come to life for Amanda and Chris!



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Photography: Adriana Klas | Cinematography: Kindlewood Films | Event Planning: Rebecca Reatigui | Floral Design: Charlotte & Daughters | Cupcakes: Sift Dessert Bar | Jewelry: Edwards Jewelry Imports | Lighting: Got Light | Wedding Venue: Vintage House Yountville | Beauty: Bella Bridal Hair & Makeup | Bridal Gown: Angel Rivera | Bridal Gown Boutique: Kinsley James Couture Bridal | Ceremony Music, Band, Second Line: Hip Service | Cucake Toppers: RIC Artistry | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Rentals: BBJ Linen | La Tavola Linen | Rentals: Theoni Collection | Stationery/Calligraphy: Brown Fox Calligraphy

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This Chic Colorado Celebration Is Filled With Carefully Curated Details

After a 2020 micro-wedding during the pandemic, Karli and Travis were ready to have a celebration with all of their original guestlist in 2021. The couple opted to skip the ceremony this time and just focus on guest experience. Elegant details delighted at every turn, from lounge seating with a backdrop of the mountains to an open-air dinner so pretty you’d think it was a dream. Jacqueline Hallgarth Events carefully curated all the special details, and Jenny Quicksall Photography artfully captured the love and happiness of the day in her incredible imagery. You can swoon over every perfect picture in the full gallery.




From Jacqueline Hallgarth EventsWhen deciding where to host this wedding celebration, it was a no-brainer to have it at the bride’s hometown Steamboat Springs, CO. On Celebration Day, the couple opted out of having the ceremony since all of their guests tuned into the live stream for their 2020 micro wedding. Karli & Travis wanted to focus on the guests and make it a memorable event – in Steamboat fashion.



Karli wore her NEWHITE gown as she took portraits with her bridesmaids and changed into a short dress with puffy sleeves and a long train by Rime Arodaky. Of course, paired with a white cowgirl hat & boots.



Karli being a 7th generation out of Steamboat Springs, the family has deep roots within the community. It was a family affair and it was so meaningful for Karli & Travis to bring their guests together and celebrate in this quaint and beautiful town.



Photography: Jenny Quicksall Photography | Event Planning: Jacqueline Hallgarth Events | Floral Design: Linden Studio | Invitations: Swell Press | Stationary: Swell Press | Reception Venue: La Joya Dulce Ranch Weddings & Events | Catering: Steamboat Meat And Seafood | Band: Constant Change | Rentals: Hazel Grove | Rentals: BBJ Linen | La Tavola Linen

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