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A Floral Umbrella And Fall Romance at the Maxwell House

It doesn’t get more beautiful than this fabulous taste of fall. Radiant Love Events used shades of peach, mauve, dusty rose and purples to create a softer palette of classic autumns hues and the result is mesmerizing. Every statement-making floral piece by Sunrise Blooms is not just stunning but also crafted without using any foam for sustainability, including the not-to-be-missed floral umbrella! The magic of the day is artfully captured in the imagery by Alison Bryn Photography. You’ll fall in love with fall in the full gallery.

From Radiant Love EventsWhen I started to design the shoot, I wanted the design to be cohesive with the structural detail of the venue. There is so much inspiration from the Maxwell House, from the history and architecture to being surrounded by the beautiful greenery of the garden space. I knew that I wanted to keep things elegant and everlasting to the space.

We knew that wanted to showcase ideas that really brought in that wow factor. This included the bridal floral umbrella, the perfect accessory for any bride that is in love with floral art. The structure of this piece created such a feeling of romance and femininity. To add to this, we also did a bridal flat lay by taking pieces from the ceremony structure at the end of the shoot to create an original piece of art for the bride.

I wanted to create a sweet and savory celebration cart to focus on the bride and groom’s favorite treats. It’s Graze-y created his and her calligraphed charcuterie boards which included French macarons, lemon bars, grapes, strawberries, salami, baguettes, artisan cheeses. There was also a 2 tiered brie cheesecake with grapes, peaches, kiwi, and berries. Wine glasses filled with rosé with dried edible rose petals, the bride’s favorite flower.

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Cinematography: Tellus Films | Floral Design: Sunrise Blooms | Wedding Dress: Casablanca Flagship Store | Cake: Finalee Floral Cakes | Stationery: Kokomo Creative | Calligraphy: Calligra Therapy | Groom's Attire: Friar Tux | Wedding Venue: Maxwell House | Bridal Shoes: BHLDN | Charcuterie: It's Graze-y | Event Planning, Design & Styling: Radiant Love Events | Photo: Alison Brynn Photography | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals

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Our Top 5 Cuisinart Kitchen Items You Need To Add To Your Registry and The Best Summer Recipe’s To Go Along With Them!

Whether you’re looking for the essentials to add to your wedding registry or simply want new kitchen tools for summertime entertaining, Cuisinart has the most versatile appliances for cooking fun and vibrant recipes all season long! Whatever your palette may be, Cuisinart will help you make mealtimes delicious and delightful and we’re here to show you some of our favorite warm-weather recipes for you and your S.O or if you’re (finally) entertaining a crowd this Summer!

1 – Precision Master™ 5.5 Quart Stand Mixer

When it comes to stand mixers, you want one that is powerful, precise, and high-performing. The Cuisinart Precision Master5.5 Quart Stand Mixer comes with a chef’s whisk, dough hook, and flat mixing paddle that can whip up almost anything, in almost no time! The 12-speed setting allows for excellence in performing a variety of preparation tasks, making you feel like a true professional!

The recipe possibilities are endless for every season with the Precision Master! And in the Summer, it’s the perfect appliance for satisfying your sweet tooth! For a rich, decadent dessert, use it to create a S’mores Mousse Parfait with layers of graham cracker, rich chocolate mousse, and marshmallows. For a citrusy treat with a little zest, Lemon Sugar Cookies, are so light and refreshing!

2 – GreenGourmet® Hard Anodized 12-Piece Set

Think pasta is just a cold-weather dish? Think again! Creating light, refreshing summertime pasta dishes is easy with  The GreenGourmet® Hard Anodized 12-Piece Set By Cuisinart! Featuring the Exclusive Ceramica™ non-stick technology, Cuisinart is leading the way in eco-friendly branded cookware. Boil your pasta in a saucepot, sauté some veggies in a skillet then combine and heat it all up in the skillet for pasta perfection!

With this set you can make a delicious Summer Squash Skillet Pasta (and yes, there is goat cheese in this recipe,) or for a cold option, a festive Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Pasta Salad. But, this eco-friendly, ceramic-based cookware is not limited to just pasta. Grill chicken and fish, sauté vegetables and simmer sauces — the list goes on!  With the GreenGourmet® set, you can create palette-pleasing main dishes and sides without the hassle…and you can feel good about going green with your cookware!

3 – EvolutionX Cordless Compact Blender

What could be more perfect than enjoying a smoothie or açai bowl on a warm summer day? With the EvolutionX™ Cordless Compact Blender by Cuisinart, you can blend berries, bananas, almond milk, orange & pomegranate juices, for a ‘Summer in A Cup’ Smoothie. We promise you, it’s just as refreshing as it sounds and just as easy to make with a touch of a button – made in minutes!

If you prefer eating your smoothie with a spoon, start your day with the easiest Açai Bowl recipe, topped with fresh berries, bananas, and granola…or get crazy with your toppings and add in coconut, chocolate chips and more! The EvolutionX Blender is multi-functional and has capabilities that range from crushing ice to puréeing soups and mixing salad dressings! It’s also portable, so it can go wherever you do — making it convenient and quick to blend up a cup or bowl of deliciousness at home or on the go!

4 – Pure Indulgence™ 2 Quart Frozen Yogurt-Sorbet Ice Cream Maker

Nothing screams summer quite like ice cream…and who doesn’t like ice cream?! You can make up to 2 quarts in as little as 25 minutes with The Pure Indulgence™ 2 Quart Frozen Yogurt-Sorbet Ice Cream Maker by Cuisinart and dare to try exciting seasonal flavors — like Strawberry Basil & Peaches and Cream!

If you prefer sorbet or frozen yogurt, Pure Indulgence has you covered. Make Summer a sensation with the most luscious and delicious homemade version of your favorite frozen delight and wow your guests that you made it yourself! We promise you, this ice cream maker makes it as easy as 1-2-3! Now what flavor to try first?…

5 – Compact Air Fryer Toaster Oven

Get a crave-able crunch with the Compact AirFryer Toaster Oven by Cuisinart! With 6 functions and a temperature range of up to 450°F, this space-saving oven can fry up to 2.5 lbs of food, toast up to 4 slices of bread, bake up to 3lbs of chicken, and more! Say what?!

Bring a little zing to your Summer BBQ with a healthier ‘wing’ with Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with a side of blue cheese or ranch of course! Or for a savory side dish as you put those finishing touches on your seating chart, try the caramelized, garlicky deliciousness of Balsamic Brussel Sprouts – for extra yum, we suggest adding bacon!

Food should always be fun and flavorful! And to make exceptional food, you need exceptional tools and appliances! Level up your cooking this summer with Cuisinart and get ready to impress your guests and yourself with the meals you create this season and every season. So, what are you waiting for?! It’s time to add Cuisinart products to your registry, or order some today for your next summer social!

Photography: Brooke Nash Photography | Kitchen Items: Cuisinart

Gift Your Gal Pals the Gift of Beauty With a Monthly Birchbox Subscription…and a Special Offer for SMP Readers!

If you’re ready to ask your best girls to be bridesmaids or thanking them for all they have done leading up to the day you say I Do, we have a not-so-typical, but great gift idea! Birchbox, the monthly beauty subscription delivers 5 expert-selected premium samples and easy-to-follow tips directly to your doorstep! If you fall in love with a sample, they sell the full-size version of skincare, haircare, body care, and makeup.

Gift your girls a 3-month ($45), 6-month ($84), or 12-month ($156) subscription, as a way to ask them to stand by your side and receive a free Wanderlust + Co. bracelet with a “will you be my bridesmaid?” jewelry pouch just for SMP readers! Check out more on Birchbox below and grab that special offer code!

The monthly Birchbox subscription is seriously perfect for anyone from the avid beauty customer to the ‘beauty casual,’ incorporating all types of products that are simple to use and make you feel beautiful! Birchbox’s subscription service makes it easy to find great beauty products, and when you join, you become a member of their community, which includes access to their experts who handpick all of the products. Searching for the perfect mascara? Interested in clean beauty, or an updated skincare routine, or new hair products, but don’t know where to start? They are here for you.

If you’re newly engaged and looking to perfect your beauty routine before your wedding day, Birchbox is perfect for you too, giving you the opportunity to try out new products. The beauty casual company is committed to your wellbeing and understands how much goes into wedding planning and how we all could use a few minutes of our time back, which is why they simplify everything from instructions, to understanding product ingredients!

Now, share the secret with your favorite friends and give them the gift of Birchbox! Be sure to use code BRIDESMAID at checkout to receive a free Wanderlust + Co. bracelet with a “will you be my bridesmaid?” jewelry pouch just for our SMP readers! What more could you ask for?!

Jewelry: Wanderlust + Co. | Beauty: Birchbox

This Summer Forest Wedding Was Inspired by the Rolling Blue Ridge Mountains

The only thing more majestic than a mountain range is this wedding inspired by one! Heather Benge Events designed a day that dazzles filled with a cool-toned color palette and fresh, organic touches. Leave it to Blomst Floral Design to fulfill all our flower fantasies, with an indoor ceremony bursting with blooms and a reception table lined with free-flowing wildflowers. The beauty of the day was artfully captured in the imagery by Lauren Kearns Photography. Visit the full gallery for a closer look inside.

From Be Inspired PRInspired by the rolling landscape of the Blue Ridge Mountains in summer, this cool-toned styled shoot combines the clean yet organic vibes of a summer wedding in the mountains of Virginia.

In lieu of the ever-favored “garden party,” the tablescape is as much about the ambiance of the surrounding forest and hills, in this windowless white barn, as it is about the canopy of wildflowers running down the long table mirrored by hanging wicker baskets overhead.

Elements of ivory and dusty rose, accented with fresh blueberries make this summer wedding inspiration perfect for the classy country girl.

Photography: Lauren Kearns Photography | Floral Design: Blomst Floral Design | Cake: Blush Baking Co. | Stationery: Papier Handmade | Makeup: Madex Deja | Hair: Boho Braids by Ivy | Venue: The Ivy Rose Barn | Bridal Gown Salon: The Inspired Bride | Concept & Planning: Heather Benge Events | Host: Styled Shoots Across America | Linens: Nuage Designs | Menswear: The Inspired Bride | Models: Marilyn's Agency | Models: Ray Olivo | Models: Briona Natrigo

Timeless, Sustainable Diamonds by VRAI + A Chance To Enter The Ultimate Summer Giveaway!

True love that is true to your values — that’s how you should feel about the person you’re about to marry AND your engagement ring! Say “yes” to VRAI — a sustainable fine jewelry company that designs beloved engagement rings for every unique union with sustainably-created diamonds. VRAI embraces the evolution of both love and beauty and the endless possibilities of innovation to create sustainable diamonds that are atomically identical to mined diamonds. Being the world’s first certified carbon neutral diamond producer with its zero-emission foundry, VRAI lives up to its name, meaning “true” in French, and provides high-brilliance rings that are truly timeless and truly sustainable.

Blending timeless and modern is VRAI’s forté! Choosing your VRAI diamond engagement ring is a highly customized experience in which you can select from 10 cut-to-perfection shapes and 13 stunning settings. Create an even more personalized touch with a pavé band or engraving your ring! VRAI infuses sustainability into style using hydropower, recycled gold for its rings, and packaging that is recyclable, compostable, and reusable!

This month, VRAI is putting a whole new meaning behind “summer loving.” Forever inspired by the love of real couples, VRAI wants to become a part of YOUR love story with its Summer Bridal Experience. It’s the ultimate wedding planning giveaway that features a consultation with celebrity wedding planner Colin Cowie, a personalized style session with Petra Flannery, and a white-glove virtual appointment with VRAI’s diamond experts to choose your pair of VRAI wedding bands that is true to your style and your love.

Share your love story using #VRAIlovestory2021 and tagging @vraiofficial, and VRAI will help one lucky winner plan their happily ever after with expert advice on venues, florals, food, cocktails, styles, and silhouettes for you and your bridal party, and more! Visit for the full details and to enter until July 30. When you choose VRAI, you’ll be getting more than just a radiant engagement ring. You’ll be getting a keepsake of your first step towards forever that was thoughtfully, lovingly, and sustainably crafted just for YOU!

Jewelry: VRAI

Why Have One Wedding Cake When You Can Have Six?!

Simple, organic, classic and sweet… definitely sweet! These are just a few words that come to mind when admiring this day to remember planned to perfection by Weddings by Susan Dunne. From the blooming chuppah alive with greenery and lush white blooms by Mulberry & Moss to the six (that’s right… SIX) wedding cakes from the family’s favorite bakery, SusieCakes – this wedding has plenty of sweetness to go around! Indulge at the full gallery captured by Anya Kernes Photography!

From the bride… We are both very simple people who love to spend time outdoors in nature – running, hiking, surfing. We wanted a very simple, organic wedding with a lot of greenery, which our wedding planner and florist were able to perfect. In regards to color palette, we envisioned neutral colors including creams and ivories. I was very hesitant to include color, but Susan was able to talk me into incorporating a few subtle green elements, like the napkins and name cards – I’m glad she succeeded in convincing me! Our wedding contained the traditional Jewish customs that were most important to us, including signing of the ketubah before the ceremony. We had our bridal party recite the seven blessings. 

To incorporate our parents into the ceremony, our officiant, Cantor Marc, added a unique element, having them recite a blessing while draping us in a tallit, the Jewish prayer shawl. Cake is a big part of the Eisenbud family and SusieCakes has long been our favorite bakery, so we couldn’t pass up on the opportunity for our wedding. We did a combination of chocolate, vanilla and marble cakes. 

Aaron didn’t want a traditional “slow love song.” We were on a week-long roundtrip through the Utah national parks and probably listened to every possible first dance song. We ultimately chose this song because the lyrics aligned with our relationship and Aaron approved of the tempo. It was an all-consuming process for a solid 6 months, and that was with a wedding planner! We are not a couple that ever fights, but planning our wedding definitely added a new dimension to our relationship and led to a lot of bickering – one of the more frequent disagreements was Aaron wanting to just relax after work while Lauren knew they had to be wedding productive. 

Just be patient with each other, because the wedding day itself makes the whole process completely worth it. And we never could have put together this wedding without such an incredible wedding planner – be sure you find a wedding planner that gets your style! If you’re unable to hire a wedding planner until the month, or even day of, be sure to create a timeline and stick to it – it makes those last few weeks before the wedding much more enjoyable rather than stressful. Our wedding was far more incredible than we could ever have imagined and perfectly embodied who we are. The ceremony was filled with laughter and we were surrounded by everyone we love.

From Anya Kernes PhotographyBringing the outdoors in while keeping an elegant and refined aesthetic was the goal for the overall design of the wedding. Rich wood elements combined with wild greens, ferns, moss and beautiful garden blooms created an outdoor atmosphere with a modern twist.

Photography: Anya Kernes Photography | Event Planning: Weddings by Susan Dunne | Floral Design: Mulberry & Moss | Cake: Susie Cake Bakery | cake: Susie Cake Bakery | Reception Venue: Calamigos Ranch | Shoes: Bella Belle | Hair and Makeup: Bliss Bridal Beauty | lighting: Vox DJs | DJ: Red Shoe LA | Linens: BBJ Linen | La Tavola Linen | Rentals: Borrowed Blu | Rentals: BBJ Linen | La Tavola Linen | dessert: mr and mrs churro | styling dishes: Simple Things Ceramics

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A Visually Stunning Celebration Paying Tribute To Pride

This editorial celebrates all things pride with a special spin on tradition. Bright pops of color are mixed with subtle hues, for a dusty rainbow color palette we can’t get enough of. From the dapper dogs to the glassware in mixed colors, 2Chic Events + Design designed a day where style meets fun. Just one look at the rainbow flowers hanging above a table covered in a floral runner of rainbow blooms all dreamed up by The Posh Posey will have you falling in love. The entire day is lovingly captured in the artful imagery by Stephanie Lynn Co. Be prepared to swoon over every single image in the full gallery.

From 2Chic Events + DesignOur vision with this shoot was to step away from what some might call a traditional “pride” look and add a soft and romantic vibe while honoring all that pride means to us and our couples. We didn’t want to shy away from the variation of color that was a big part of our inspiration but wanted to put our own unique spin on incorporating a range of colors.

Set against a crisp backdrop of whites and neutrals, we chose a dusty rainbow palette for the flowers and accent decor, which included pops of bright color mixed in with more subtle tones. We love the idea of stepping outside of the box when it comes to variations in colors and mixing things up.

Different colors of glassware on the tabletop mixed with classic elegant elements created a fun and romantic look. And, of course, lighting is such a big part of any atmosphere that we create. We mixed it up by using several soft variations of color in our lighting to complete the ambiance in the room. In addition to our design inspiration, we were also greatly inspired by our real couples’ love story.

Photography: Stephanie Lynn Co | Cake: Palette CakeS | Stationary: Made By Mariann | Shoes: Sarah Flint | Venue: The Willow Ballroom and Event Center | Beauty: Lea Buehler | Bridal Boutique: Grace and White Bridal | Design & Coordination: 2Chic Events + Design | Floral Design & Install: Posh Posey | Gown Designer: Pronovias | Gown Designer: Beccar | Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals | Sparkling Wine: Social Sparkling Wine | Styling Mat: JRD Artshop | Uplighting: SJ's Disc Jockey | Wedding Submission Services: Published Pretty

Wander Through Wild Beauty and Romance With This Lush English Garden-Inspired Editorial!

Talk about a wild romance! Sae of Ophelia Floral Co. took inspiration from an overgrown English garden and dreamed up a flourishing haven to spotlight her favorite florals – hellebores, clematis, and garden roses – and rich, daring purple and green tones. With the coordination of Amorette Events Co., Sae infused cool-tone elements into the bespoke tablescape and incorporated a custom-built arch by Enticing Tables to create a flower-filled escape of love and serenity. Stop by the full gallery to take in all the botanical beauty, stylishly photographed by the talented Kelsey Cowley.

From Ophelia Floral Co.… For this editorial, Sae of Ophelia Floral Co. Was inspired to bring her secret garden vision to life – a wildly romantic, overgrown, and intimate English garden that one could come across away from prying eyes. As a floral visionary, Sae wanted to focus on primarily on purple and green tones, colors that many recent couples shy away from, and she put heavy emphasis on some of her favorite flowers: hellebores, clematis, and garden roses.

We started with a towering ceremony site built from a custom, pointed arch from Enticing Tables, which Ophelia Floral Co. Used to create a botanical haven through the use of unruly greens and lush florals. We put an emphasis on rose lilys and created an atmosphere of walking into an overgrown hidden garden. We paired it with some vintage wooden chairs, courtesy of Adore Folklore to hone in on our garden theme. Our lovely bride wore a stunner of a gown from Sarah Seven, modern and chic in design with off-the-shoulder, long ruffle sleeves, and a dramatic cape, which matched perfectly with some sleek heels from Bella Belle. Beauty Bespoken created a soft, natural look to pair with the bride’s beautifully bouncy, natural curls.

Our tablescape was an intimate dinner for 8, using a simple wooden table as our base, on which Ophelia Floral Co. Created a lush floral runner that spanned across the table. We used deep sea blue plates from Catalog Atelier to bring in more cool tones with black accents to add depth. The endlessly talented Epoch Design created modern beige menus to complement the wood in the table. Our bride then changed into a second, more classic dress, for which Beauty Bespoken created a sweet, romantic bun. During the depths of covid we wanted to create a magical escape. Somewhere we could dream up a hidden garden & escape to a world of love, serenity & flowers.

All-in-all, a beautiful editorial that the talented Kelsey Cowley photographed Sae’s vision beautifully, with her sharp and modern-chic style that’s always full of depth and evoked emotion.

Photography: Kelsey Cowley | Coordination: Amorette Events Co | Event Design: ophelia floral co | Floral Design: ophelia floral co | Dress: The Dress Theory San Deigo | Invitations: Epoch Design | Shoes: Bella Belle | Beauty: Beauty Bespoken | Model: Delaney Sager | Model: Lexi Carter | Rentals: Catalog Atelier | Rentals: Folklore Vintage Rentals | Rentals: Enticing Tables | Ribbon: Nettle + Silk

This Stunning Desert Wedding Is Filled With Dreamy Details

Say hello to the dreamiest of desert weddings set in Arizona against Camelback Mountain. Revel Wedding Company coordinated a day that will be forever held in the hearts and minds of our couple Tara and Tanner. Beautiful scenery, seasonal cuisine, and an abundance of romantic blooms designed by The Flower Studio combine to create the most magical of wedding days. The love shines in the artful imagery by Kelly Hornberger Photography. Make sure to visit the full gallery for a closer look at all the fun.

From Kelly Hornberger PhotographyTara and Tanner are two Americans living and loving life in London who happened to meet on an app and then realized they went to the same church together. After dating for 2 years and surviving an intense COVID lockdown in London together, Tanner jumped at the chance to propose on a trip to the Scottish Highlands.

From the beginning, they knew they wanted a wedding in Arizona and that it would be a challenge to plan a destination wedding during a pandemic. They chose to have the wedding at El Chorro to give their traveling guests the ultimate Arizona experience with the stunning desert, delicious fun food, and perfect weather!

Tanner’s parents are flower farmers and blew everyone away with the gorgeous florals. A big highlight of the night was the beer burro who brought smiles to guests’ faces and kept it to the Arizona theme.

Photography: Kelly Hornberger Photography | Videography: Simply Cinema | Coordination: Revel Wedding Company | Floral Design: The Flower Studio | Wedding Dress: Caroline Castigliano | Cake: 21 Cakes | Stationery: Minted | Shoes: Bella Belle | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Azazie | Hair and Makeup: OneThreeArtistry | Suit: Suitsupply | Transportation: Ollie The Trolley | Wedding Venue: El Chorro | Bar: Beer Burro | Musician: Obadiah Parker

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For a Center Stone That You Can Feel Good About Choose Diamond Nexus!

Fall in love with your engagement ring and wedding band! Diamond Nexus rings are perfect in every way with quality you can count on, styles for everyone, and most importantly, diamond simulants that are eco-friendly. The patented Nexus Diamond™ alternative is environmentally superior to mined diamonds because it offers all of the beauty without the destruction of mining! Your gorgeous Diamond Nexus ring and its commitment to quality, style, and the environment are forever!

Diamond Nexus is a Forever Company — a family of brands based in Milwaukee, WI with a “No Mined Stones. Ever” promise. Its signature stone is a diamond simulant that, among all simulants, most closely imitates the look and wear of a natural diamond. But, without the steep cost or the environmental damage.

Before you say “I do,” give the gift of sparkle to your crew with one of Diamond Nexus’ fine jewelry pieces. Created by master craftsmen and “Guaranteed Gorgeous,” Diamond Nexus stones are made to last a lifetime. Whether a ring or fine jewelry, your cherished Diamond Nexus piece will be a truly eternal symbol that inspires confidence today, passes through family generations in the years to come, and captures love always.

Photography: Lauren Rae Murray | Floral Design: Unordinary Omen Floristry | Wedding Dress: Strike Bridal Bar | Jewelry: Diamond Nexus | Hair and Makeup: Maria Sadowske

This Couple’s Savannah Fête Will Charm You with Its Formal Meets Fun Festivities!

Bethany and Jesse’s wedding fête was filled with festivities, endearing touches, and a show-stealing furry ring bearer in Savannah, GA — the city that stole the couple’s hearts! The talents of Design Studio South and Gray Harper Florals’ muted arrangements with pops of burgundy accentuated the natural beauty of the intimate garden where the couple tied the knot. After the ceremony, a soulful, New Orleans-inspired parade kicked off a lively night at the Mansion on Forsyth Park complete with a bourbon and cigar bar. Relive the mesmerizing charm and romance of this formal yet fun celebration in the full gallery, vividly shot by Kati Rosado

From Kati RosadoBethany and Jesse’s destination wedding highlighted the charm and romance of Savannah, Georgia – a location with both family ties and precious vacation memories, like visiting every Christmas, that quickly stole the hearts of this couple. The historic and natural beauty of this city set the most perfect backdrop for this couple to say “I do!”. Although the couple initially planned to have the ceremony at Forsyth Park, a quick pivot was made to a nearby private garden due to COVID restrictions.

The private garden screamed romance with its natural awe and wonder. To make sure we accentuated rather than transform this incredible space, we chose soft colors + patterns with subtle pops of bold burgundy flowers in the Gray Harper Florals’s arrangements to keep the party going. A bold floral design wasn’t all this couple had in mind for a party. This couple celebrated “tying the knot” with a second line band (@Equinoxorchestra), giving off a New Orleans vibe, that led a parade featuring the newlyweds through the streets of Savannah back to Forsyth Park for a final round of celebration at the Mansion on Forsyth Park. We wanted to carry the intimacy from the private garden inside and push the formal romantic vibe through to the reception space while continuing to keep the fun atmosphere which included a bourbon and cigar bar! To accomplish the romantic vibe at the reception, we canvassed the venue with subtle pink linens, plenty of lit candles, gold metals, and deep red/pink tones in the table arrangements.

We valued the intimacy in this COVID restricted, destination wedding and ensured that personal details of the couple were scattered throughout the ceremony. A handmade quilt honored the bride’s mother, and a pot of pansies signified their shared sorority. Every detail in this wedding shared more and more about this darling couple. The star of the show, however, was undoubtedly the couple’s fur baby who appeared dressed to the nines in his very own tux. This sweet pup carried several roles as both the inspiration of a specialty cocktail at the reception and as a featured ring bearer during the ceremony.

The romance and fun felt on the wedding day was enough to carry us to the moon! Despite the challenges faced planning a wedding during COVID, Bethany and Jesse made sure every touch remained intimate, personal, and full of vibrant celebration. We were thrilled to partner beside them to make sure the whole show went down without a hitch and fulfilled their wildest destination dreams!

Photography: Kati Rosado Photography | Event Design: Design Studio South | Floral Design: Gray Harper Event Maker | Cake: Vanilla and the Bean | Ceremony Venue: Harper Fowlkes | Reception Venue: Mansion on Forsyth | DJ: First City Events | Ceremony Music: Jl Music Service | Transportation: Old Savannah Tours | Beauty: Emma Collins Beauty | Linen: Nuage Designs | Paper Goods: Kara Anne & Co. | Rentals: Eventworks | Second Line: Jeremy Davis & The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra

Southern Charm Wedding at the Memphis Hunt and Polo Club

Stunning details and a garden’s worth of romantic blooms make this southern charm wedding an absolute must-see. Mona Dunlap set out to transform the Memphis Hunt and Polo Club into the perfect backdrop for this couple’s big day and the result has us speechless. From the open-air ceremony to the breathtaking reception with greenery and blooms dripping from the chandeliers, Garden District Flowers filled the day with the most spectacular floral moments. The elegance of the day was artfully captured in the images by Taylor Square Photography. Head to the full gallery for a closer look at all the fabulous.

From the bride… My mother made her own preparations, and she decided to follow an old southern tradition that is supposed to ensure good weather on your wedding day. The old wive’s tale states that burying your bourbon will keep the rain away on your big day. The weather forecast leading up to our wedding was a bit scary. However, just as mom promised, the weather on our wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect! My mom’s buried bourbon worked its magic once again!

I remember feeling excited and nervous as I got ready to walk out for the first look. When I walked outside, and William turned around, he was so surprised and happy to finally see me in my dress. Even though we know each other so well, we both still had butterflies at the moment. It was a really sweet and special time for us to take a moment for ourselves. We hugged and laughed, and everything just felt right. Our first look definitely helped to put us at ease and is a memory we will cherish forever!

Our wedding was largely inspired by the beauty of nature and God’s creation. I wanted to use a lot of natural elements as our backdrop, with pops of my favorite design elements scattered throughout. We wanted the wedding to be not only beautiful, but we wanted our guests to feel welcomed and at ease. Everyone has had a hard year during quarantine, so we wanted to bring back the feeling of joy in the community and Southern hospitality.

Photography: Taylor Square Photography | Event Planning: Mona Dunlap | Floral Design: Garden District Flowers | Wedding Dress: Olia Zavozina | Cake: Cakes By Mom And Me | Invitations: Menage Stationary | Ceremony Venue: Memphis Hunt and Polo Club | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Makeup: Alicia George | Men's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Rentals: White Door Events

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Vibrant Dutch Tulips Give The Illusion That Flowers Are Growing Out Of This Reception Table!

This vibrantly colored wine country wedding is sure to stop you in your tracks! Olivia Grace Events designed an editorial inspired by the idea of seizing the day, and filled it with heart-pumping details that are not to be missed. From the bridal bouquet of Dutch tulips to the floral runner which gave the illusion that colorful blooms had taken root in the center of the banquet table, the masterful floral designs by Le Bloomerie are a feast for the eyes. The beautiful tiered cake by Glass Slipper Gourmet tied beautifully into the color of the wildflower plates and was the perfect way to end things on a decidedly sweet note. Adriana Klas elegantly captured the beauty of the day in her elegant imagery. Don’t miss a single moment in the full gallery.

From Olivia Grace EventsWhile California’s wine country was shut down to large events for over a year and experienced yet another season of devastating fires, it has not stopped wedding season 2021 from starting off strong! This editorial shoot designed by Olivia Grace Events at the beautiful Annadel Estate Winery was filled with bold colors to represent seizing the day!

The stone winery ruins of Annadel were hand-hewn in 1886 and house the coveted courtyard, which is the remaining relic that stands from a fire that took place in 1900. The courtyard can be utilized for a beautiful ceremony and flipped for an intimate dinner reception. The ceremony was highlighted with Theoni Collection’s new Calistoga chairs with broken arches that embellish the entryway of the ruins.

We adorned the gorgeous wooden table in Casa de Perrin rentals with Heath Ceramic wildflower plates atop vintage china. The agave stemware with 24k gold bands complimented the aqua napkins from La Tavola Linens. Melissa Sullivan of Le Bloomerie created a unique and gorgeous floral runner adorned with beautiful tulips from the Netherlands. Her mastery gave the illusion that the flowers were growing out of the table.

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Photography: Adriana Klas | Cinematography: Amy Hung Films | Event Design: Olivia Grace Events | Floral Design: Le Bloomerie | Wedding Dress: Kinsley James Couture Bridal | Cake: The Glass Slipper Gourmet | Invitations: Pirouette Paper | Jewelry: Katie Anderson Diamonds | Wedding Venue: Annadel Estate Winery | Beauty: Marisa Perel | Rentals: Theoni Collection | Rentals: Casa de Perrin | Rentals: BBJ Linen | La Tavola Linen | Ring Boxes: The Mrs Box

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Style Me Pretty’s Stance on Plantation Wedding Venues

As most of you may know, and per our Diversity Policy, Style Me Pretty made the decision in January 2020 to cease publishing content of any kind that had taken place at a plantation venue. The team here at SMP came to this conclusion due to the sensitivity we felt was needed to address the issues surrounding plantation weddings, and the duty we feel to examine anything that may be harmful or offensive to our community before moving forward with publication. 

Within the past year, our eyes have truly been opened to the incredible influence and responsibility we carry within this industry. It’s our mission to equip ourselves with the knowledge to educate in the areas we can, listen to our community, and make the effort to learn about the issues taking place both behind the scenes and in the public eye, in order to inspire meaningful change. In light of this, we will be sharing an update to our Diversity Policy with you all today, regarding the ban placed on plantation wedding content on SMP. 

Photography by Charla Storey

Since sharing our original stance on the topic early last year, we’ve truly learned so much. With the help of our diversity panelists and historian Dr. Bernard Powers, Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston History Department – we’ve been able to achieve a much greater understanding of the history behind the use of these venues. Through conversations within our community and countless hours of research and consideration – we feel confident in defining exactly which qualities in a venue we deem to go against the criteria outlined in our diversity policy. 

With all that being said, we understand the importance of being transparent with you all, and intend to continue doing so here today. In this article, we will be sharing the internal challenges we faced that ultimately sparked our curiosity to dig deeper, detail exactly how we came to our current policies, and break down our next steps, while continuing to support our vendor community. 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out should you have any questions, comments, or feedback to share. 

Let’s begin with the facts…


What is a plantation?

This article from National Geographic describes the plantation system in America as “an instrument of British colonialism characterized by social and political inequality. It links the agricultural prosperity of the South with the domination by wealthy aristocrats and the exploitation of slave labor.”


What happened after sharing your original stance to cease publishing all plantation wedding content in January 2020?

Along with many other reputable publications in the wedding industry, SMP made the decision to no longer accept any weddings or styled shoots that took place on plantation properties. At first, it seemed reasonable to us that any venue with the word “plantation” used directly in the name, would not be considered appropriate to publish on SMP – as romanticizing these particular locations does not comply with our diversity policy. 

We soon realized that this was in fact a flawed approach. After hearing from our vendors, learning from Dr. Powers and doing our own research – it was brought to our attention that not all properties with the word “plantation” in the name were actually working plantations, using the definition that a plantation was an estate/farm where crops were cultivated using slave labor. Instead, the word “plantation” was also used loosely to refer to “a secondary country home”, “estate”, or “farm”. Alternatively, there are venues who used slave labor on their property though do not bear the name “plantation.”

Photography by Michael Radford

We realized that it was important for us to find a better vetting process for venues as a whole as they are submitted to SMP. We will discuss exactly what that means later on in this article. 

I often think about how we would not DARE think to host a wedding at a concentration camp or any other place where these heinous acts of crime were committed, and yet, this is still a point of contention and discussion all because a property is physically ‘beautiful’”Sacia Matthews, Charleston wedding photographer

Since our initial decision to discontinue the publishing of plantation content, regardless of its historical relevance, a larger conversation has been posed by our wedding community, specifically those in the Charleston area. Their concern is two-part:

CONCERN 1. Charleston has a high concentration of venues called ‘plantations’, however, there are many venues – both with and without the name of a “plantation”  – that have tragic histories involving slavery. As an industry, how are we able to define or draw the line as to what is acceptable for publication and what is not?

In the South it will be extremely difficult to avoid historic places with any association with slavery.  Probably every one of the eighteenth century and antebellum homes in downtown Charleston have some association.  However abut 95% of enslaved people lived and worked on rural plantations on the eve of the Civil War, so ceasing to publicize events in those locations gets at the largest number of slavery sites. “ – Dr. Bernard Powers, Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston History Department

CONCERN 2. Publications are banning features for venues with the word “plantation” in their name that do not have a history of slave labor previously present on the property, and therefore were never a working plantation. In addition, many plantation venues are vocalizing their history, making reparations, and have an entire educational piece on the history of their property. Does this still mean they are banned? What is the criteria to banning features and plantation weddings in the future?

I am not saying that weddings at these locations should be banned, as that is a personal choice, as is getting married at these locations, however, as a vendor, I have a choice that I can make to not work at these locations, and going forward we all can make the decision on what feels ethically and morally right on this topic. For me, I’ve focused on promoting and working with vendors and venues in the area that are not problematic and giving them the attention that they deserve to point couples towards conflict-free venues!” Sacia Matthews, Charleston wedding photographer

We feel it is important to bring the unique issues to the table and share the internal dialogue we’ve been dealing with as a publication. We hold our relationship with our vendors in the highest regard and while our position remains unchanged, we also want to find a way to remain supportive of our Charleston-area vendors.

Photography by Charla Storey


What are your current policies and processes for vetting venues?

Our position is as follows:

SMP will not accept weddings that took place at a known plantation where slavery once actively occurred. 

Since Spring 2020, we have instated a mandatory check box on our submissions form that requires a check ‘YES’ confirming this event did not take place at a plantation venue, where slave labor was actively used on the property. Not only that, we also depend on both reader and vendor feedback in addition to our own research in order to ensure every venue meets our criteria standards. 

With regard to the rationale for the position SMP has adopted, the key point is that typically these weddings occur without any regard for the historical context.  The context was that plantations were the sites where black families were “destroyed” through family separations.  To conduct wedding ceremonies there today and to recreate in such places without any reference to this history amounts to disdain for the suffering that took place.– Dr. Bernard Powers, Director of the Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston History Department

Photography by Jose Villa Photography

Moving forward, we remain committed to excluding any and all plantation venues where there is evidence of slave labor previously present on the property. Although we wholeheartedly support the venue’s decision to educate their visitors on the tragedies that took place in the history of their land, we are not making any exceptions for venues who are doing so at this time. It is our mission to change the narrative behind these venues, as they have been overly romanticized in our industry to an extent that masks the true devastation that occurred on these grounds. 

“As a member of the BIPOC wedding community and the SMP LBB I’m encouraged by the hard work and attention the Style Me Pretty team is putting forth into this initiative. We have a long way to go as an industry but this is a great start in ensuring the painful history around plantations is acknowledged and considered when working at and promoting these venues.” – Nicole-Natassha Goulding of Chic by Nicole


What are your next steps towards a solution?

To further clarify the Southeast venues to which SMP deems suitable for publication, we are currently working on a list of pre-approved venues that meet a standardized criteria. The list is fluid and will be open to modifications  as we move forward, continuing to rely on public history, reader and vendor feedback, and our investigative efforts.

We hope this list will help both our readers and vendors alike understand our vetting process further, while providing SMP with a space to continue to support the many talented vendors who live and work in regions with a high concentration of Plantations.

“Doing what’s right is never an easy road to travel. The time is now for leaders, including those who own venues, to stand on the right side of equality. No longer can we as wedding professionals take a backseat to the realities that our clients face. The internal scars resurface each time a plantation wedding is glamorized. Venues must not waiver when it comes to choosing racial justice over income. I support SMP’s position to not highlight wedding venues who refuse to acknowledge the role they played in the era of plantations.”Andrew Roby, Andrew Roby Events

We want to take this time to sincerely thank you all for your patience, support and understanding as we continuously strive to determine the best course of action in navigating this sensitive subject matter. If you would like to receive a PDF copy of our pre-approved venues list, please email Upon review, we strongly encourage you to share any other venues you believe should be included or removed from our list. We are truly learning more every single day and are so grateful for all of your help in getting us to where we are today — and where we will undoubtedly go in the future. 

Photography by KT Merry
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Traditional Elegance With A Twist At The Rainier Club

This intimate spring wedding is a spectacular celebration of love. Combining the rich history of Seattle’s Rainier Club with delicate seasonal blooms, Carina Van Son Weddings created a timeless affair dripping in elegance. From the exquisite sage invitation suite by Perfect Press to the incredibly romantic blooms, we can’t help but fall in love with every inch of this wedding. You can feel the love of the day in the artful images by Blue Rose Photography. Visit the full gallery for a closer look at all the pretty little details.

From Blue Rose PhotographyTraditional with a twist is the perfect way to describe the bride’s style and her vision for her wedding. She wanted the feel of a timeless affair with a hint of an indoor garden party. The goal was to highlight the history of her downtown Seattle venue, The Rainier Club, with the softness of spring blooms.

For her personal attire, Abby’s style shines through with beautiful architectural lines from the Monique Lhuillier gown to the all-white, long stem rose bouquet to her custom marquis solitaire engagement ring. With their transition from a large wedding, to a smaller 40 person gathering, their bridesmaids and groomsmen chose their own attire in keeping with the springtime theme.

French blue, sage green, and shades of pink were used throughout their ceremony and reception. Cocktail hour and dancing were hosted in a Parisian-inspired ballroom filled with art deco art and our palette was narrowed in with just black and white to accent the statement decor.

Photography: Blue Rose Photography | Videography: Wedding Bug Studios | Event Planning: Carina Van Son Weddings | Floral Design: Carina Van Son Weddings | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | cake: Deep Sea Sugar and Salt | Invitations: Perfect Press | Catering: Rainier Club | Band: Oncore | Beauty: OffWhite Makeup & Beauty | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Rainier Club | Rentals: CORT Party Rentals

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We’re Clearly In Love With Acrylic Wedding Decor: Here’s How to Get the Look With Our Style Me Pretty Shop

One of the biggest trends we’ve seen light up in weddings over the last few years is acrylic details – and given how modern the look is, it’s only going to keep being a thing in the world of couples tying the knot. If you’ve zeroed in on anything see-through at your friend or family member’s ‘I dos,’ then you’ve seen the trend at work; if it’s your turn, now, and you want to incorporate some acrylic accents in your own affair, then we say “GO FOR IT!” You can’t go wrong with a motif that quite literally disappears into the background, allowing all of your words and sentiments to shine. 

In truth, acrylic decor is one without limitations. Because it’s clear and lightweight, it can harmonize with virtually any wedding aesthetic – from rustic and romantic to modern and whimsical – any season or color palette. You don’t have to worry about anything breaking during the day, either, because the elements aren’t delicate and precious like real glass. While they bear the same subtlety and translucence as their quartz crystals counterparts, they’re a lot stronger and more resilient: this is the decor you want standing by on your big day. 

Since we’ve seen Lucite and acrylic decor star in countless Style Me Pretty real weddings and inspirational shoots, we obviously had to weave the contemporary trend into our own SMP Shop. You’ll see that there are a number of clear tablescape additions and easy-hang neon signs (that pop against their acrylic backings!) available to shop, but don’t forget that acrylic can come as laser-cut gold mirrored iterations, too. If you’d like to bring a festive, yet undoubtedly striking touch to your champagne tower or marquee bar at cocktail hour, you can make it happen with our Gold Bubbly Bar and Cheers Signs. We like them opposite some fancy gilded rim champagne flutes, but they can go with any modern beverage display.

We have so much more pretty on the horizon for our Shop, and we can’t wait to share new additions soon! But for now, we’re looking back on some of our favorite acrylic moments from the Style Me Pretty archives and sharing similar looks that are ready to shop right now!

Photo by Tanya Menoni

A Clear Welcome to the Wedding

What we love about this look: 

The calligraphed gold details are so beautiful – especially with the juxtaposition of bold, all-cap typeface and soft, romantic script. With the draped greenery and spray of flowers at the bottom, it almost looks like the couple’s names and ceremony particulars are distilled in a living, breathing organic moment. 

Photo by Kerry Jeanne Photography

How to style something similar for your celebration:

Create a welcome table that gives your guests a few extracurriculars to consider – writing in your guest book, dropping off their cards and/or gifts, and finding their seat for the reception. Candles, greenery, and flowers do a stellar job completing the scene. 

Photo by Elizabeth LaDuca

Acrylic Table Numbers

What we love about this look:

It’s simple and oh-so-memorable. The table number is clearly paramount, while the acrylic design plays a humble canvas. 

How to style something similar for your celebration: 

While our table numbers are lettered versus numbered, they still provide a clean and evocative modern display for each of your tablescapes. The printing in real gold foil ensures optimal double-sided visibility, not to mention, it adds a dose of romance to an otherwise minimalist focal point. 

Photo by Kerry Jeanne Photography

See-Through Place Cards for the Sweetheart Table

What we love about this look: 

Everyone else has escort cards featuring their names lettered in script + their table numbers, but the bride and groom stand alone at their table – the sweetheart table. And sure, it’s nice to see your name written out, but when you’re the guests of honor for just a day (or a weekend), you can embrace your Bride and Groom titles, proudly.

How to style something similar for your celebration:

Acrylic place card, but make it fashion. What does that look like? Well, you blow it up a bit – instead of just going with a simple acrylic place card, you go with larger clear and gold foil bride and groom signs. We think these pair gorgeously with single blooms atop your napkins.  

… And a little something something for the back of your chairs. #OurDay

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This Classic California Wedding Is The Epitome Of Elegance

With charming details and special touches, this California wedding at the bride’s family home is easy to fall in love with. Mandy Scott Events beautifully brought the couple’s vision to life with personalized accents like the reception table set with the bride’s grandmother’s heirloom hand-painted chargers. A mix of seasoned blush peonies, white roses and soft hydrangeas by Main Street Floral Gardens brought a romantic addition to the day. The artful imagery by Blue Note Weddings captures the love of the celebration perfectly. You won’t want to miss a single detail in the full gallery.

From Blue Note WeddingsThe couple decided to get married in the bride’s family home where she grew up. The beautiful home was a dream estate. Tucked away in the majestic redwood trees, the property was perfectly manicured and the wind blew fresh-smelling scents from the rose bushes, fresh lavender, foxglove, Clematis flowers, and lemon trees that lined the lower garden.

Cocktail hour was hosted in the lower vegetable and herb garden. Guests were surrounded by arugula, lettuce, snap peas and fresh tomatoes which were harvested by the chefs for the wedding feast. Talk about farm to table!

With soft cream tones and blush accents the dusty blue hues tied in beautifully with their classic New England wedding style. The space was perfect to host all of the couple’s closest family and friends for dinner and dancing. A clear tent added the painterly natural light to peer in and shelter the gentle breeze that came in at sunset.

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Photography: Blue Note Weddings | Videography: Blue Note Weddings | Event Planning: Mandy Scott Events | Floral Design: Marcia McFee | Wedding Dress: Liv Harris | Church: St. John's Episcopal | Shoes: Loeffler Randall | Jewelry: Zwikker Zacher | Catering: Sage Catered Events | Makeup & Hair: D+A Bridal | Lighting: Abbey Party Rents | DJ: Gatsby Entertainment | Groom's Attire: J. Hilburn | Tent: Abbey Party Rents | Bridesmaid gown: Brideside | Groom's Hotel: Cavallo Point Lodge | Linens: BBJ Linen | La Tavola Linen | Paper Goods: Crane & Co. | Transport: Beau Wine Tours | Watercolor Monogram, Watercolor Map and Save the Date: Mulberry & Elm Design

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Brighten Up Your Wedding Festivities With a Custom Neon Sign by Sculpt Neon Signs!

Light up your new chapter of life with a dazzling neon sign! Sculpt Neon Signs will brighten your wedding festivities with a showstopping LED neon sign that is colorful, safe, and eco-friendly whether indoors or outside. Choose from the trendiest designs and quotes that celebrate love in Sculpt’s Wedding Collection. Or for a personal touch, design your own! Select your sign’s words, size, and backboard shape and completely personalize how you tell your love story with the choice of 21 vibrant colors and 55 unique font styles.

Designed in the US, UK, and Australia, Sculpt revolutionizes its signs with “neon flex technology.” Sculpt’s flexible neon tubes last longer than traditional glass neon, providing a longer lifetime of 50,000+ hours! Sculpt signs have a low voltage and are cool to touch so that you don’t have to sacrifice your safety (or the Earth’s) with your fabulous neon creation! Crafted by Sculpt’s talented team to be durable, supreme quality, and shipped to you within 15 Business Days (or 7-10 with “Express Shipping”), so many customers and brands – like Hugo Boss, Givenchy, and Dolce & Gabbana – have trusted Sculpt’s signs to add character and shine to their weddings, events, and spaces!

Imagine your love story in lights, and turn your neon dreams into a reality with Sculpt Neon Signs! Lightweight, portable, and easy to hang, Sculpt’s signs also make the perfect gift to make a house a home for newlyweds, adding a personalized feel to décor. Discover handmade perfection and enliven your wedding day (and personal spaces) with a gleaming sign you’re bound to fall in love with at first sight!

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This Timeless California Wedding Is Filled With Personalized Touches

This classic California wedding is filled with elegant extras we can’t get enough of. Opting for a minimalist color palette, it was personalized touches like signature drinks and cookies honoring the couple’s puppies that stole the show. From the open-air ceremony under string lights to a dessert bar of epic proportions, Weddings by Susan Dunne designed the dreamiest of days. Florals in green and white, designed by Mulberry & Moss, added a decidedly romantic feel to the festivities. The love of the day is joyously captured in the artful imagery by Anya Kernes Photography. Don’t miss a single moment in the full gallery.

From Weddings by Susan DunneOne of my favorite moments of the day was seeing Cory’s face when Allegra walked down the aisle for the very first time. They decided to opt out for their first look and keep it traditional. This was something that was very special to Cory and Allegra.

Allegra and Cory wanted their wedding to be romantic, elegant with very minimal color. The florals were designed using only white and greens blooms. The tables were adorned with dusty blue and gold.

A mini surprise we had for the Allegra and Cory was sugar cookies with their puppies’ faces on them. They were over the moon for them, and have the most magical memories of their special day.

Photography: Anya Kernes Photography | Cinematography: Jeremy Foster | Event Planning: Weddings by Susan Dunne | Floral Design: Mulberry & Moss | Cake: Janice Wong | stationery: Karen Holdsambeck/ My Lady Dye | Ceremony Venue: Calamigos Ranch | Reception Venue: Malibu Wines | Catering: Tres L.A. Catering | lighting: Premier Party Rentals | DJ: Voxdj | Grooms Attire: Friar Tux | First Dance Choreographer: Emma Mesrobian | Rentals: Borrowed & Blu | Rentals: MTB Event Rentals | Signage: Allegra Bloom | Signature Drinks Sign: Funky and Glitz | Signature Drinks Sign: Funky and Glitz | ketubah: Tallulah Ketubah's | linen: Lux Linens | musicians: Jason Sulkin Music | styling dishes: Simple Things Ceramics

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A Modern Atlanta Wedding Complete With One Wow-Worthy Floral Chandelier

Ready to see a totally swoon-worthy wedding that’s classic yet modern to its core? Well, here it is! A dream team of vendors brought this perfect spring day to life, including expert planner  Blush Pink Weddings and artistically talented floral designer Righteous Oaks Floral. When it comes to wedding style, there’s no denying this lovely couple wins the award for best dressed bride and groom. I mean, can we take a moment to appreciate that gorgeous dress?! There’s so much more pretty to see in the full gallery, authentically documented by the talented Eve Yarbrough!

From the photographer Eve Yarbrough… Kiersten and Will’s spring wedding day was the perfect balance of classic and modern, yet fun and whimsical. From the dramatic floral installation hanging above the reception space, to the bride’s blushing pink bouquet, and sleek black bridesmaids dresses to match the groom’s classic tux, no detail was overlooked by this stylish couple.

From the bride… Our vision for our wedding day was a chapel-like feel in the space of our warehouse venue, with a modern color palette of black and white, softened with pale neutrals and blush. My dad, with some help, made a 10 ft cross out of cedar that was delicately draped with flowers and greenery. 

My favorite moment of our wedding day was definitely the first look, as it allowed allowed us to have some alone time, and decreased our nerves throughout the rest of the day. We got ready and shared our first look at my childhood home, which was a special and personal touch. Our florist exceeded our expectations, and utilized the high ceilings and exposed beams of our industrial style venue to design a stunning hanging floral chandelier, one of my favorite details of the day. My advice to brides-to-be would be to find a vendor team that understands your vision. Our vendors made all the difference, and it was worth the time to find a team that you trust!

Photography: Eve Yarbrough Photography | Videography: Imagine Video Production | Event Planning: Blush Pink Weddings | Floral Design: Righteous Oaks Floral | Gown: Bridals By Lori | Cake: Publix Bakery | Stationary: Minted | Band: The Legacy Band | String Quartet: Celebration String Quartet | Wedding Venue: Foundry At Puritan Mill | Beauty: Beauty Asylum | Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab | Groom's Cake: Gabriel's Desserts | Photo Booth: ShutterBooth Atlanta

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