A Real Wedding by Bliss Event Group, II
August 22, 2008

Another INSANELY beautiful wedding by Bliss Event Group!

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Laura compared the feel of her wedding to "a beautiful antique with a story behind it." With a modern twist on vintage glamour, this wedding was one of my favorite wedding planning experiences. Laura wanted her wedding to reflect her Southern roots, strong family bonds and modern vintage style. Here is the inspiration board we put together for her big day:

Wedding Inspiration - Laura and Matt

Laura fell in love with the cake (pictured at center), monochromatic centerpiece collections (to the right of the cake), and the whimsy of these fabulous bird place cards. All from Martha Stewart Weddings. So, we added (clockwise from top left) her stunning Lazaro gown, the candy bar from Martha to add youth to her big day, softly-hued lanterns from Cultural Intrigue, frilly yellow tulips, a white vintage

'62 Dodge Dart from Bliss Event Group , white garden lanterns, a collection of antique milkglass, fresh lemonade to cool guests in the warm summer sun, and a simple aisle of white blossoms.

Here is the final result...

Wedding  Photos - Laura and Matt

Photography by Almasy Photography

A few details (clockwise from top-left) ..

*Teardrop vases full of fluffy peonies, ranunculus and fragrant sweet peas hung above the guest tables.

*Bridesmaids wore different shades of white and ivory.

*Mini cupcakes added to the cake-and-candy-filled Sweet Endings table.

*We used custom silk monogrammed runners on all the tables and made a "cuff" around the bar with the same design. These monogrammed linens made the guests feel like they were in the couple's home. Laura and Matt use them in their home today-such a lovely memory for them!

*To create the feel of being outdoors, we had our lighting designer create a pattern of delicate leaves on the tent ceiling that was draped in sheer white fabric.

*Cones of soft petals to shower the couple as they entered the reception space-it was a wonderful surprise for them!

*The bride and groom share a moment post-ceremony on the lawn of their grandparent's estate where the wedding took place.

*Laura's Sigerson Morrison flats that she says she still wears today.

*Spheres of fluffy white, pink, and peach carnations hung throughout the space.

*Guest tables were set in true southern tradition-family style.

*Hand-tied bundles of local herbs were placed on each place setting.

*The Sweet Endings table was filled to the brim with Laura and Matt's favorites in soft hues.

*This is my favorite linen- the peach paillette from Resource One . it's just delicious!

*it was May in the South, so the open air dinner seating was wonderful.

*Satin ribbon tied to peach lanterns.

*Laura and Matt's exit amidst a shower of sparklers.

*the 12 piece big band played long after the couple left that evening for their honeymoon.

*the cake was cut with Laura's great grandmother's cake knife.

*we placed mini birds and butterflies all over the space with antique garden furniture to make it feel like a whimsical Southern garden.

*custom coasters from My Wedding Labels

*bird place cards on champagne glasses greeted guests; classic Mason jars for guests to fill with sweet treats to take home.

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