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An Intimate Wedding at Holman Ranch With the Most Adorable Alternative Entertainment Idea!

From the bride’s effortlessly natural style to the intimate 50-person guest list, there’s so much to love about today’s Holman Ranch wedding planned by Jacqueline Hallgarth – alongside an all-star vendor team. No detail was left unturned throughout the day’s celebrations, ending in a silent-disco style movie lounge featuring a custom edit of their favorite movies, Before Sunrise and Before Sunset. Head on over to the full gallery captured by Rebecca Yale to see all the magic unfold, including Amanda Vidmar‘s understated yet stunning floral creations.

From Rebecca Yale Photography… Annie and Brian were married on July 25, 2021 at Holman Ranch in Carmel in an intimate celebration with just under 50 of their closest friends and family. Like many couples this year, their original wedding was scheduled for 2020 and had to push, but was well worth the wait and they always planned for it to be an intimate celebration! The bride and groom wanted the wedding to be a unique celebration that felt more like a grand dinner party than a wedding and they infused their personalities and significant moments of their relationship throughout the entire day.

The bride’s younger sister (who is only 21!!!) made all of her paper goods including the vintage postcard style save the date that welcomed guests to Carmel and their invite which featured a cartoon drawing of the couple and a CA poppy, which grow wild in the area. Music has played a huge part in the couple’s relationship and they included a Jukebox card in their invites, asking their friends to write in songs that they should play on the wedding night. They used those recommendations to curate a custom playlist for their day along with meaningful songs to them like Hello Stranger by Barbara Lewis, which they listened to on their first date at Tokyo Record Bar in NYC.

The bride bought all of her friends matching getting ready dresses (and pajamas for her bridesman) as well as heart sunglasses for them to wear during the weekend. The bride rocked two pairs of gorgeous kitten heels, lace for the ceremony and a block heel for the dinner and used an egg-shaped pearl purse to stash extra lipstick and other wedding day essentials. She chose to wear her glasses since they felt most like her and wore Jennifer Behr star barrettes in her hair, which matched the whimsical feel fo her “love” wedding band and canary yellow diamond engagement ring. The bride and her sister are incredibly close although they’re over a decade apart and in addition to making all the paper goods, her sister provided final makeup touchups and zipped her up into her dress.

The couple had an emotional private first look in the inner courtyard of Holman Ranch followed by portraits with their friends and family in front of the Hacienda. The couple see their friends as their families and it was truly a family affair! The bride’s best friends daughter served as their adorable flower girl (and she was a total camera ham) and the groom’s baby nephew was their honorary itty bitty ring bearer in his baby suit!

Guests were greeted at the ceremony with parasols, cold welcome drinks, and the couple’s unique guest book, which consisted of a vintage mailbox and postcards featuring exotic locations all over the world. The guests were instructed to pick a postcard for the location they recommend the couple go visit and write them a special note on the back telling them why they should travel there. The bride and groom both chose to walk themselves down the aisle and exchanged personal vows that they wrote for one another in their “his & hers” vow books. Guests threw rose petals at the couple as they made their way back down the aisle and the way Annie looked at Brian in those photos will forever melt my heart!!

Guests enjoyed cocktail hour by the garden of the hacienda, sipping on the couples signature drinks, “Island Vibes” for his, and “It was all a Dream” for hers. After a quick shoe change, the couple made their grand entrance into the hacienda’s main courtyard and had their first dance to the Arctic Monkeys’ Baby I’m Yours. They served farm fresh fare for dinner, which started with an incredible peach salad followed by family style sea bass, filet mignon and grilled vegetables. For dessert they served a lemon curd wedding cake and had a traditional Pittsburgh Cookie Table. Each cookie at the table (plus some cupcakes) were carefully chosen and had significant meaning to their relationship.

Rather than a big dance party, Annie and Brian wanted their wedding to feel like the most fun dinner party ever, so they created a custom edit of their favorite movies, Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, which they played in a movie lounge created by their planner Jacqueline, featuring throw pillows, blankets and rugs, ottomans, and silent-disco style headphones. Popcorn was provided in mini vintage popcorn bags with their cartoon drawing printed on one side and “butter together” printed on the other. Guests spent the night mingling and drinking cocktails and wine under the stars, so grateful to once again be able to gather together safely!

Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography | Event Planning: Jacqueline Hallgarth Events | Floral Design: Amanda Vidmar | Cake: Layers Bakery | Stationery: Tiffany June Wang | Reception Venue: Holman Ranch | Jewelry: Jennifer Behr | Catering: Paradise Catering | Groomsmen's Attire: Suit Supply | Bride's Gown: Berta | Cookies: Sweet & Saucy Shop | Linen Rentals: BBJ La Tavola | Menu & Signage: fioribelle | Rentals: Chic Event Rentals | Rentals: Found Rental Co.

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You Need to See This “Coastal Grandmother” Approved Southampton Wedding

Today’s stunning tented wedding in Southampton planned by All Who Wander Event Design is really getting us in the Summer spirit! From the modern color palette of dark green, tan, and neutrals to the organic arrangements by AvaFlora – every detail of Michaela and Michael’s day exuded out-east elegance. Don’t miss out on the full gallery for a serious dose of “coastal grandmother” wedding inspo (oh… and if you’re not already obsessed with the trending “coastal grandmother” aesthetic like we are, just know it’s a high compliment okay?!) — all captured by Jaine Kershner Photography!

From Jaine Kershner Photography… With two reschedules, a venue and date change, and a little bit of luck, they were able to throw one heck of a party. It was a dream team of vendors who helped bring their modern yet romantic vision to life including All Who Wander Events for planning and design, AvaFlora for florals and decor, and Ink and Nibs from their invitations to paper goods.

Their wedding reflects the couple’s personal modern aesthetic and by using a mix of dark green, tan, and neutrals, they were able to completely transform the tented event space at The Seabonack Golf Course in Southampton, NY. On their original wedding date in May, it snowed so imagine how excited they were to have 80-degree weather in October just a few months later. Everything works out for a reason!

Michaela and Michael opted to forgo the traditional bridal party and decided to renew their vows before Sunset. They held a small micro wedding the year before so they were very excited to have their bigger celebration with all of their closest family and friends actually happen. Yay!

More from the Bride… This wedding was incredibly special to us, for so many reasons! After postponing and re-postponing due to Covid, it felt almost surreal to wake up on the morning of the wedding and realize the day had finally arrived.

We are so grateful that we had a small, family-only ceremony in 2020 during the height of Covid, and will always cherish that intimate day when we were officially married. But, we had been looking forward to this larger celebration for a long time, so being able to have all of our friends, family, and loved ones together after almost two years was truly a blessing.

We wanted our guests to feel like they were a part of the day, and our story, so we showed a video from our 2020 ceremony before moving into our vow renewal. The vow renewal ceremony was a beautiful reminder of why we gathered that day – even though we were already married – and how grateful we were to our loved ones for being there with us to celebrate.

After the vow renewal, it was time to hit the dance floor! Mike and I met for the first time at Cafe Wha, and I knew that having the Cafe Wha band play at our wedding was a must. Hearing the band kick off and watching all of our guests pour into the tent was an emotional moment for me – it was really what we had been waiting for! We just wanted everyone to let loose, dance, and enjoy each others’ company after so many months of isolation, and it was so amazing to see the night come to life as the party started.

The day was more perfect than I could have imagined. The weather was gorgeous, and our vendors nailed every single detail. I wanted the wedding to feel like a big, family dinner party – laid-back but elegant, cozy but charming – and that’s exactly how it came together. I feel so lucky to have worked with the best vendors, and that the day was calm, no-stress and so much fun! The best part was, we were able to have our four-month-old daughter there. A beautiful blessing during uncertain times, this is a day we will be telling her about for years to come!

Photography: Jainé Kershner Photography | videography: The Brothers Gorman | Event Design: All Who Wander Event Design | Event Planning: All Who Wander Event Design | Floral Design: AvaFlora | Invitations: Ink And Nibs | Reception Venue: Sebonack Golf Club | Brides Shoes: Sam Edelman | Hair: Martin Kiss | Lighting: Matt Murphy Event Lighting | Band: Cafe Wha Band | Beauty: Elite Bridal Beauty | Brides Dress: Daalarna Couture | Brides Second Dress: Bronx and Banco | Rentals: Patina | Rentals: Party Rental LTD | Tenting: Sperry Tents Hamptons

Dog Lovers Will Adore This Fall Wedding In Minneapolis

This couple filled their special day with love, not just for each other but also for their Yorkie, Bun B! This Love Weddings helped the bride and groom plan a day filled with special touches, like a cocktail bar sign featuring an illustration of their precious pup and of course photos with Bun B in a tux. Studio Fleurette filled the day with wildly romantic flowers, and Amanda Nippoldt Photography beautifully captured the love of the day in her artful imagery.  Head to the full gallery for every magical moment.

From This Love WeddingsSammy and Andy’s special day focused on celebrating not only their love but also their loved ones. Both families truly know how to throw a party!

Sammy being a talented photographer (and singer) in the Twin Cities, her brother an award-winning DJ (and officiant of the day), and her uncle’s band flying in from California the guests stayed on the dance floor throughout the evening.

They hosted their beautiful organic and romantic day at the Machine Shop, an industrial luxe historic venue in Minneapolis. They had thoughtful moments woven throughout the day and of course Bun B, their Yorkie made an appearance!

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Photographer: Amanda Nippoldt Photography | Event Planner: This Love Weddings | Floral Designer: Studio Fleurette | Reception Venue: Machine Shop | Bridesmaid Dresses: Birdy Grey | Caterer: Peking Garden | Makeup Artist: Primped | Hair Stylist: Hair Design On Site | Calligrapher: Ettie Kim Calligraphy + Design | DJ: Sessions | Band: The As One | Cake Designer: Farina Bakeshop | Cinema and Video: Blush Film Co. | Dress Designer: Alon Livne White | Dress Store: The White Room | Equipment Rentals: Apres Party And Tent Rental | Equipment Rentals: Quest Drape | Invitation Designer: Minted | Photo Booth Equipment: Sessions | Photo Booth Equipment: Selfie and Co | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Macy's

Autumnal Hues At This Romantic Ranch Editorial

The autumnal hues of this elegant editorial make for endless inspiration.  Rachael Ellen Events designed a day that plays perfectly with the splendor of the natural beauty of 4U Ranch.  From the ceremony to the reception, tantalizing textures and organic details combine to create a refined aesthetic.  Every inch of the special occasion was artfully shot by Jennifer Nolan Photography. Get lost in all the lovely inside the full gallery.

From Jennifer Nolan Photography… This romantic editorial shoot at 4U Ranch in Peoa, Utah, was organic, colorful, and refined. The beautiful fall colors surrounding us were the perfect backdrop for this shoot.

The invitation suite from Ink & Press Co. and beautiful styling and floral design by Rachel Ellen Events were selected with a refined and elegant aesthetic in mind. The bride’s dress was from Eisen Stein Bridal and featured feminine touches such as delicate lace and beaded tulle. The ceremony featured lush florals, organic details, and an elegant tablescape.

This all blended into the natural scenic elements of this shoot. Delicate florals were arranged along the table and throughout the aspects of the day.

Photography: Jennifer Nolan Photography | Videographer: Love Story Films | Event Design: Rachael Ellen Events | Wedding Dress: Eisen Stein Bridal | Cake: Annie's Cakes | Invitations: Ink & Press Co. | jewelry: J Brooks Jewelers | makeup: KC Witkamp | Venue: 4U Ranch | Backdrop: JRD Artshop | Location: 4U Ranch | Model: Tristen Chanelle | Model: MH Hajj | Workshop Host: Ashley Rae Photography

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A Perfectly Spring Pastel Floral Filled Wedding

These college sweethearts had a wedding just as sweet as their love.  The two decided to get married at Osage House nearby the college where they met.  They turned to Natasha Gates to bring their big day dreams to life, and the result is absolutely breathtaking.  Florals by Silks a Bloom, from a free-flowing bridal bouquet to a bevy of beautiful blooms suspended overhead on the dance floor, fill the day with whimsy and fun.  You’ll love all the dreamy details artfully captured by Erin Wilson Photography and Films, you can visit the full gallery for a closer look.

From Erin Wilson Photography and Films… Davis and Tyler are the two sweetest humans you will ever meet. Davis and Tyler met in college and are quite the little college sweetheart pair. They recently graduated and are starting their careers and lives together.

For their wedding day, they chose a location near their college that was a great local meeting place for all their families to meet in the middle. They radiate sunshine and their wedding was nothing less than that.

Their wedding day was filled with laughter, an abundance of gorgeous flowers, a soft pastel color palette, textures and patterns, mocktails, beautiful toasts, and the prettiest floral installations. Their wedding venue was a fun juxtaposition of a modern blank canvas with soft florals, colors, and a mixture of patterns.

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Event Planning: Natasha Gates | Florals: Silks a Bloom | Wedding Dress: Lows Bridal | Wedding Cake: Shelby Lynne Cake Shoppe | Invitations: Designs By Kelley Avery | Bridesmaids' Dresses: ASOS | Catering: Catering Unlimited | Hair: Gabby Lopez | DJ: Groove Productions | Wedding Venue: Osage House | Acrylic Signage: Paper Supply Co | Ceremony and Cocktail Music: William Reyes | Cold Sparks: Lightworks Events | Custom Builds: Brandon Gates | MU Artist: Jessica Humerick | Marquee Letters: Alpha-Lit New Orleans | Photo Booth: Excellence Photo Booth | Photography and Videography: Erin Wilson Photography | Rentals: Eventology | Specialty Linens: BBJ La Tavola

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Stunning Central Washington Wedding With Blooms In Shades Of Blush

The scene of many happy family moments, Suncadia Resort was the perfect place for this bride to make her favorite memory of all, her wedding day! Kaleb Norman James Design planned and designed a day worthy of any bride’s wildest dream filled with lush, romantic florals and an eye-catching escort card display.  You can feel the love and happiness of the event shine in the imagery by O’Malley Photographers, see every pretty detail in the full gallery

From O’Malley Photographers… Megan and Andrew got married on a beautiful hot day at the gem of central Washington, Suncadia Resort. The bride’s family has an exquisite home there and has been making special family memories for many years.

Kaleb Norman James Design designed and created beauty on every level. Incorporating all the natural beauty Washington has to offer, Kaleb crafted an amazing outdoor ceremony and beautiful outdoor tented reception.

The stunning florals, blush tones, custom escort board, bars, and stationary only enhanced the amazing love between these two people.

Photography: O'Malley Photographers | Cinematography: Denver Nathan Visuals | Event Design: Kaleb Norman James Design | Event Planning: Kaleb Norman James Design | Floral Design: Kaleb Norman James Design | Wedding Dress: Hailey Paige | Cake: The Sweet Side | Invitations: Grey and Cake | Ceremony Venue: Suncadia Resort | Reception Venue: Suncadia Resort | Catering: Swiftwater Cellars | DJ: Side One | Wedding Venue: Suncadia Resort | Beauty: Erin Skipley | Custom Linens: Crown Linen Designs | Custom Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Engagement Ring Designer: David Yurman | Rentals: CORT Party Rentals | Rentals: Great Jones NW

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This Boho-Accented Wedding Weekend Was a Marriage of Love, Heritage, and a Springtime Palette!

A celebration of love and heritage, Patina & Sean’s wedding weekend at The Ivy Rose Barn is one you’re going to remember! Nicole Colwell Design & Co. beautifully designed a traditional Indian ceremony followed by a brunch, along with a Christian ceremony and cocktail hour featuring muted neutrals, bohemian-chic accents, and personalized touches! We’re gushing over the ratan accents and avant-garde floral arrangements by Wild Fleurette! Get lost in all the delightful details at the full gallery, photographed by Nicole Colwell!

From Nicole Colwell Photography… Patina & Sean’s wedding weekend was one for the books. Patina knew The Ivy Rose Barn was the perfect location for her and Sean’s dream wedding even before it was built. Patina & Sean joked often about how their families were nervous with choosing a location before it had walls but Patina had the perfect vision which resulted in one of the most beautiful weddings we were able to help design & plan.

Patina & Sean had three events in one wedding weekend. The couple chose the Greenhouse for their Indian Ceremony that was followed with a brunch. Patina was very clear that she did not want the typical red & gold look that you see in a traditional Indian ceremony. Instead she chose the beautiful palette of blush and sage green which was stunning. The couple, family & friends returned that evening for their Rehearsal Dinner inside the Greenhouse. We kept the Indian ceremony color palette and elements for the table designs. A picnic style head table for the bridal party which included a mix of boho and traditional elements adorned with beautiful florals by Wild Fleurette was the most dreamy setting.

The next day the couple had their Christian Ceremony at the barn. The couple chose to say their vows with the Blue Ridge Mountains as their setting. Cocktail hour was located in front of the barn and the guests dined inside the barn. 

Boho florals, a soft neutral palette and we can’t forget out the honey favors directly from Ivy Rose Farms. This wedding weekend is filled with jaw dropping details that you will love.

Photography: Nicole Colwell Photography | Cinematography: Little Eye Film Co | Event Design: The Heirloom Collection by Ivy Rose | Floral Design: Wild Fleurette | Cake: Blush Baking Co. | Invitations: Paper Handmade | Catering: Purple Door Catering | Makeup: Gorgjess | Hair: Balsam and Rae | Hair: Balsam and Rae | Wedding Venue: The Heirloom Collection by Ivy Rose | Honey Favors: Ivy Rose Barn | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Rentals: The Heirloom Collection by Ivy Rose

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Our 20 Favorite Wedding Dress Trends From Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week 2022

Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week is all the glitz and glamour we love about the fashionable side of weddings. We all know the dress is the one of the major centerpieces of a wedding — often times defining the wholistic wedding aesthetic alone — so it’s no surprise that we can never get enough of any and all wedding dress inspo. Getting to see the dresses live and in person sashay-ing their way down the runway will always be one of our favorite things to witness!

This year’s selection of gowns were nothing short of jaw-droppingly gorgeous. Designers like Isabel Sanchis, Yolancris, Viktor & Rolf, Nicole Milano, Rosa Clara, and of course, Pronovias were present and dominating the runway with incredible gowns and bridal accessories we can’t wait to see make their way through our submissions portal in the months to come. There were a few clear trends that we saw make their way down the runway, and whether you have a designer budget or are a thrifty bride-to-be looking to make couture choices, these are trends you can easily apply to your big day.

1. Statement-Making Sleeves

Sleeves of all shapes and sizes are having a serious moment. We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, we can’t get over this trend and we hope it’s here to stay many, many years. This year we saw everything from a delicate cap sleeve, to an emphasized shoulder all the way to a ballooned cuffed sleeve. The poofed shoulder is currently one of our favorites — it’s universally flattering and always photographs well.

2. Capes

The cape trend has been a long-time coming and now that it’s here and in full use we just can’t get enough of it. From satin to three dimension design details, a cape can come in all forms and sizes. One of our favorite things about this fashionable choice is that it applies all the etheral beauty of a veil without having to make hair decisions based on it. Additionally, if you’re a bride looking for a reception look that’s different from the ceremony look, a cape can transform your dress without completely starting from scratch.

3. Regency Style

It should come as a surprise to no-one that once again we note how much the Bridgerton aesthetic has made it’s way into the wedding sphere. Empire wastes, delicate cap sleeves and squared necklines all reminiscent of Daphne Bridgerton’s own wedding dress walked the runway this year and with the promise of more seasons to come we don’t see this influence going anywhere anytime soon.

4. Gloves or Detached Sleeve

When looking to accessorize your bridal look, why not consider a glove? They’re about as classic and elegant as it gets, and there were several moments on the runway where the sleek glove attached to a structured dress created a wildly modern and elegant ensemble we couldn’t get enough of. Akin to the glove is the detached sleeve — the major difference here being that the detached sleeve is inherently part of the dress (many times its the same lace as the dress) so it is simply an extension of the whole bridal look.

5. Three-Dimensional Details + Appliqué

Whether it was a bit of embroidery, dimensional lace or even an array of pearls, 3D elements were all over the stage this year. The addition of these elements instantly elevates your dress — dimensional elements often allude to a human touch in the creation of the dress and that almost always translates to couture because of how much intentionality it requires. This is one of our favorite trends this year and we can’t wait to see it continue (especially pearls, please give us all the pearls!)

6. Short Wedding Dresses

With the increase in micro-weddings, at-home ceremonies and elopements it’s no surprise that there’s a surge of short dress popularity. These ultra-bridal options do everything from pairing high and low elements (to still include a train, duh) to being a modern, tailored interpretation of a bridal look that’s perfect for a courthouse. Even if you’re not intending to elope, these dresses also function really well as reception dresses or for your getaway car look.

7. Plunging Necklines

Necklines are some of the most indicative elements of change when you look at making fashion forward decisions. There are three necklines that stood out to us this year — the dominant one being a gorgeous plunge neckline. Tastefully done, this can take a dress from ultra-traditional to completely chic and we are totally in love with it. Our favorite combination is a plunged neckline paired with a long sleeve and flowing skirt.

8. Ruffles

Whether it’s a pretty satin fold or layers of tulle, tiered skirts had a very impactful moment on stage this year. Similar to the idea of having a dimensional dress, this particular style takes a full skirt and ads a little zest to it. If you’re looking for a fun interpretation of traditional style, this is definitely up your alley.

9. Nude Illusion

The nude illusion comes in all shapes and sizes. From a fully illusioned silhouette with only a hint of lace, to a bodice peppered with three dimensional details over a nude base, this style lends itself beautifully to anything from a tropically based wedding to a sultry reception look.

10. Square Neck

Another neckline that is making some designer headway is the squared neckline — yes, all you 90’s babies, you read that correctly, the square neck is back. While it’s been sneaking it’s way back into our daily lives for some time now, the structured nature of it translated to bridal almost immediately appeals to “the girls that get it.”

11. Mermaid Silhouette

This silhouette holds a near and dear spot in our hearts. It’s just FUN and is rarely seen outside of the bridal or red carpet sphere, so we love to see it come down a runway. The form-fitting top is indicative of the traditional elements of bridal fashion while the full ankle skirt can be done in an array of materials that hits to the fun that is to be had at a reception.

12. Bridal Jumpsuits

The Bridal Jumpsuit has been making headway for quite sometime, but this year’s interpretation of the look was quite simply, lovely. Our favorite combo is structured jumpsuit paired with a flowing cape — the duality allows for a bit of flowing fun paired with a modern aesthetic and that kind of combo is one we can always get behind.

13. Grecian Inspired

Nothing flows quite like a Grecian-Inspired dress. Even when the trends are heralding from the opposite side of the world, you can almost always find a few nods to the Greco-Roman twist and flow in dress design because truly nothing makes you feel more like a queen than billowing drapes of fabric flowing behind you, so we were pleased to see the look make a strong appearance on this year’s Barcelona Stage.

14. Bold Bows

The back bow was STRONG this year, and we can’t get enough of it. Whether it was a structured straight bow or a loose gathering of fabric, the bows this year were a dominating force and a fun surprise to see walk by. A bow in the back can take a very cookie-cutter traditional style dress and make it pop instantly.

15. Two-Piece Bridal Sets

As everyday sets become more and more popular, it comes as no surprise that the translation to a two-piece bridal look is equally as chic. This is another design choice that can take a standard, traditional gown style and make it wildly current. We mostly saw sets with full skirts, but you can really get creative here on how you’d interpret this look in your own day.

16. Full Ballgown

Similar to regency style, the full ballgown is having an oh-so-queenly moment. For the brides to be out there that have always dreamed of being a princess on this day, you are in luck because these gowns come in all shapes and sizes and sleeve configurations. If you want over-the-top glamour, you’re in the right place with a full ballgown look.

17. Mock-Neck

The last neckline to note in this year’s review is quite the shock for anyone who’s a religious Say Yes to The Dress connoisseur and remembers the poor bride who INSISTED on a mock-neck dress and had to move hell and high water to find one — well, apparently she was just ahead of her time because the mock-neck dress is HERE. There are several different options to pull from just from this year’s Barcelona spread.

18. Flower Motifs

Flowers and weddings go hand-in-hand, but this year especially we’re seeing a step further than simply including flowery shapes insinuated in lace design, but rather full flower cut-outs in distinct shapes like daisies or tulips and often paired with dimensional floral elements as well. But our absolute favorite place to see flowers included in this year is the veil. Three dimensional flowers peppered in a long-glowing veil (or cape!) make our hearts sing.

19. Cutouts

Taking a nod from runway and red-carpet fashion, the cut-out interpretation in bridal gowns is nothing short of chic. Our favorite is a subtle peek-a-boo detail with a sandy-shore backdrop of a venue, and the mood boards are already developing. Can you say Tulum wedding, anyone?

20. Tea-Length

Similar to the short dress, a tea-length dress is a wildly chic way to incorporate bridal style in smaller settings. A tea-length dress in a full-skirt bridal silhouette feels so ultra chic and, for the shoe-loving bride, is a way to give your chosen wedding day pair room to shine.

Overall the dresses this year were to die for. The Pronovias team went above and beyond in making our experience flawless and fitting of Miranda Priestly herself. We cant wait to see these dress styles incorporated in the months to come of this crazy year of weddings.

Barcelona fashion week is back and in full swing

Arbor and Co For The Win With Their Line Of Universally Flattering Bridesmaids’ Dresses

Picking your own dress for your wedding is one thing–you know what looks good on you, what you’re comfortable wearing, but choosing a dress for your bridesmaids is an entirely unique dilemma! Do you choose one dress so that everyone matches? If you do, how do you know that dress will look good on everyone? Do you go mix and match? Which, yes, looks good, but can be risky if you give everyone free reign to choose as they please. We know, it’s a lot to think about, but don’t panic! Family-owned fashion line, Arbor and Co, realized that many of their customers were using their dresses as bridesmaid dresses because they couldn’t find anything else like them on the market. So, they set out to create a universally flattering line of bridesmaids’ dresses that launched in 2021 and they’ve got the perfect dresses for the most memorable moments in your life!


Meet The Best Seller

We’re sure you’re familiar with their Naples Flutter Sleeve dress. It was their first official bridesmaid dress in the collection and continues to be their very best seller. It’s easy to see why. The wrap design with an adjustable belt makes fit issues a thing of the past, bridesmaids can simply tie the sash as tightly as needed to feel comfortable. The cinched waist and flowy A-line skirt are universally flattering and the pretty, yet practical, flutter sleeve adds enough coverage to make your bridesmaids comfortable without being too covered up. The lovely chiffon fabric is elegant and breathes keeping your girls cool and looking great as they dance the night away. Plus, you’re bound to have at least one bridesmaid that is pregnant or a new mom, and this baby is maternity and nursing-friendly! It’s available in 24 different colors/prints, so there is sure to be one that goes with your wedding design. Or, you can still get that mix-and-match feel by selecting this style and letting your bridesmaids choose between a few different color options.


Truly Inclusive Sizing

One of the most important factors for the founders of Arbor and Co when they were developing the line was to create a collection of dresses that would fit and flatter women of all sizes. To make shopping easy, they photograph the dresses on models of different sizes so everyone can get a feel for how the cut would look on them. Their sizes range from XS-XXXL and most of the styles have some form of adjustable element. This not only helps make sure the fit is on-point, it also limits the amount your besties have to spend on alterations, so it’s a win-win! They also provide fit notes for each style to help bridesmaids select the size closest to their measurements based on the exact cut of the dress.


They Won’t Break The Bank

Oh, and did we mention Arbor and Co is super affordable–like, for real! According to a recent study, the average bridesmaid spends about $130 on their dress. Not at Arbor and Co! All of their bridesmaid dresses are $78 and under! So, not only will your girls thank you for letting them wear something that is actually flattering and super comfortable, they’ll love you even more for looking out for their wallets. Arbor and Co even offers free shipping on orders over $150.


Endless Possibilities

We’ve talked about the famed Naples Flutter Sleeve dress, but they have a ton of other styles ranging from flowy maxis and adorable midis to flirty knee-length options. And don’t even get us started on the colors! They have any color you can think of from pretty pastels to deep jewel tones and everything in between, and the colors are each available in multiple fabric options like breezy chiffon, slinky satin, and rich velvet. If you’re going for the mix-and-match look for your bridesmaids, we recommend selecting 3 colors and two different fabrics to keep things interesting. Not sure which colors you want? Arbor and Co lets you order swatches so that you can see the colors and fabrics in person before you commit!


More Than Just Bridesmaids’ Dresses

While we’re obsessed with their bridesmaids line, they have so much more to offer! Arbor and Co is a great place to find dresses for any other special occasion like your wedding shower, rehearsal dinner, etc. They also have dresses for the Mother of the Bride, wedding guests, and flower girls! In addition to dresses, they have an incredible line of shoes and accessories that make great gifts for everyone in your bridal party, including ties for the men that coordinate with the colors and fabrics from the bridesmaid collection.


Make sure to give @arborandcoweddings a follow on Instagram to see how the dresses look in real weddings!

Spring Garden Vibes Were Abloom at This Deering Estate Wedding!

This waterfront wedding in the heat of Miami’s Deering Estate will sweep you off your feet. Talia & Ricky’s affair was blooming with love and florals – from the bride’s stunning Monique Lhuillier gown to the cream-forward floral arrangements by Xefla. We love a good al fresco reception moment, and the couple’s butterfly-accented place settings are every whimsical bride’s dream. Bonphotage captured all the garden vibes and love that floated throughout the balmy Miami breeze – make sure to see for yourself in the full gallery!

From Bonphotage… Talia and Ricky had the wedding of their dreams on Miami’s waterfront at the beautiful Deering Estate. Garden vibes were the theme of the day from the al fresco reception dinner to the bride’s stunning floral Monique Lhullier couture gown. 

The color palette softly played off tones of Spring and the historical architecture of the estate tones. The French chairs perfectly fit with the delicate butterfly place settings and subtly textured linens, the most natural pieces held the guest tables together while the pops of yellow and hint of Spring color came through in the florals. 

The draping tea lights created a romantic atmosphere for the beautiful couple. The backdrop of the ocean and Palm trees in view was the perfect spot for an outdoor ceremony filled with happy tears and joy surrounding the wedding day.

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Photography: bonphotage | videography: bonphotage | Floral Design: Xquisite Events | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Sweet Guilt by Angelica | Ceremony Venue: Deering Estate | Catering: Chez Gourmet | makeup: bellelite | DJ: david verna | Musicians: Red Elephant Entertainment | Photobooth: Capture POD Photo Booths | Planning: Naomi Zora Events | Rentals: Elements & Accents | coffee bar: Aroma Espresso

Simply Stunning Wedding Celebration On Lake Como

Nestled in the Italian Alps, Lake Como has long been considered one of the most glamorous travel destinations, so naturally, it’s the perfect spot for a simply stunning wedding  celebration! Playing off the beautiful views of the mountains and water, Weddingbox Lake Como coordinated a day that highlighted the beauty of the location.  Blooms by Flowers and Me are equal parts elegant and romantic, and Duet Friday captured each priceless moment artfully in their imagery.  Take a trip to Italy in the full gallery.

From Duet Friday… Villa Cipressi fit like a glove for the couple’s sweet ceremony as it reflects their love. The first time they visited Varenna was in 2018 and it was love at first sight just as it was between them: amazing view of the mountains and the lake! Breathless reflection of the water which reflects in the details of the villa, both in the color scheme and in the flow of the staircases, which run to embrace the lake.

Josette and Tamim both love Italy and Italian cuisine and wanted to share an amazing dinner with a beautiful view with their nearest and dearest – the closest family and friends. Villa Cipressi offers the top – the most beautiful view, food, and service so it was an easy choice! And this approach is seen in everything. Classy and stylish and at the same time simple. The most difficult choice is when you need to mix without destroying the charm. A subtle taste that helps you enjoy and leave an everlasting aftertaste may be like a reminder of the after-party which helped them meet. 

Gente Jewellery by Cara Jewelry Dubai is like a reminder of the play of sparkles in the eyes of Josette when she laughs mixed with natural hair and makeup made by a bride herself underlining the style of a modern bride who looks happy and beautiful as her joy comes from the bottom of her heart. Everything is in harmony in white and green with the lightest touch of pink. The idea of the couple was to follow the environment and not to let the guests be taken take away from the beautiful scenery as the villa is beautiful as it is! The gorgeous floral design which came from the hands of Deborah Hayes (Flowers and Me) repeated the sorority and the whirlpool of emotions! Petals floating in the air and tender and fragile brides bouquet together with the luxurious and trendy compositions practically sang in chorus the refrain of love and true emotions. Wedding celebrant Fabio from Como lake celebrant conducted the choir and helped the bride and the groom follow their solos in order to unite them in a duet that will last for ages. A fairy tale? No. A true to life story which you can now admire is told by a talented narrator – a skillful duet of photographers, really called Duet Friday, whose female participant is quite close to the role of the godmother who shows the characters – the bride and the groom their sparkling spirit and beauty through fantastic shots and lovely moments that from now will remain with the bride and the groom as the symbol of a new start and a source of inspiration.

Photography: Duet Friday | Coordination: Sally Sephora, Wedding Box Lake Como | Floral Design: Flowers and Me | Wedding Dress: Enzoani | Jewelry: Cara Jewellers | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Wedding Venue: Hotel Villa Cipressi | Wedding celebrant: Fabio Albonico

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Serena & Lily Inspired Tent Wedding In Chicago

Stylish, romantic, and oh-so-beautiful, Brady and Paige’s wedding is filled with effortless elegance.  The Creative Planners brought the bride’s Serena and Lily inspired vision to life in a palette of French blue and white.  Floral design by Avant Gardenia is endlessly romantic, just take one look at the greenery-laden lanterns suspended over the dance floor! Every beautiful detail was artfully captured in the imagery by Olivia Leigh Photographie, see the full day unfold in the full gallery.

From Olivia Leigh Photographie… I wanted to submit a beautiful tent wedding in the north shore of Chicago. This couple was so gorgeous and kind, and they held the most beautiful wedding, with a ceremony at the same church her parents had been married in decades prior, followed by a tent reception at the family club. When my second photographer walked in, she said it looked just like Serena & Lily, and we later found out that was one of the bride’s style inspirations! She totally nailed it and it looked so gorgeous with beautiful shades of French blue and white. Additionally, she looked incredibly chic in a relaxed spaghetti strap dress and her hair down. 

From the bride… After a united decision to change our wedding date from 2020 to 2021, the ideas started to grow and evolve. The main inspiration for our wedding was a “Last Summer Bash” since our wedding was the Saturday before Fall 2021 began. It was important to us to include our families in the wedding along with childhood and lifelong friends. There were so many small details about the day we incorporated intentionally. To name a couple, the church Brady and Paige were wed, Deerfield First Presbyterian, was also where Paige’s parents were married almost 34 years ago. Paige’s bouquet was created to look like her mother’s as well. The invitations were watercolor and included in the design was the location where Brady proposed to Paige back in 2019.

We wanted our reception space to be chic, classic, airy, and timeless. We created our “calling card” board and each keychain by hand, together, in our kitchen. It took months to complete but it was so worth it to see it come together. We also wanted to represent our beloved pup, Ivy, by hanging different types of ivy greens from the lanterns and incorporating them in the arrangements on the table.  The entire day was what we had always dreamed of. We experienced a small piece of heaven that day, surrounded by our most cherished family and friends.

Photography: Olivia Leigh Photographie | Floral Design: Avant Gardenia | Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo | Cake: Bent Fork Bakery | Invitations: Painted by Pippa | Reception Venue: The Knollwood Club | Shoes: Loeffler Randall | Rings: New York Jewelers | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy Collection (in Amethyst); Purchased From | Makeup: Shannon O'Brien MUA | Hair: Bianca Sansosti Artistry | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Tent: Blue Peak Tents | Bar & Band Front: Northern Decor | Lighting & Draping: MDM Entertainment | Linens: Nuage Designs | Music: Ron Bedal Orchestra | Planning: Stephanie Cook - The Creative Planners

A Colorful California Winter Wedding With Chic Details

We can’t help but crush on this winter wedding in California. Filled with a chic color palette of cabernet, blush, ivory, caramel, and brown hues, Madix & Co designed the dreamiest of days.  Our brides’ Big Day vision was brought to life with the help of Amanda Vidmar who used blooms in unexpected ways, like a ceremony aisle lined with fragrant gardenias filling the space with a sweet scent.  You’ll love every magical moment perfectly captured in time by Lynette Boyle Photography, see the full day unfold in the full gallery.

From Emily and Emily… We owe a fateful night of karaoke for leading us to the altar 8 years later. As Juniors at Northwestern University, we both attended a fraternity bar night at Lincoln Karaoke in Chicago. Emily Ryles saw Emily Bacalao from across the bar and was immediately smitten. We started talking on the bus ride home and essentially have been dating ever since.

The most anticipated moment for both of us was our first look. One of the biggest challenges during planning was keeping our dresses secret from one another and were both blown away by each other’s final looks. However, the moment we both hold closest to our hearts is walking down the aisle and the ceremony. We walked into the ceremony space and were overcome by the joy we felt from having everyone we love in the same room. Our best friend married us and created an incredible ceremony that he completely memorized. We also owe a huge thank you to our florist, who transformed the space with a beautiful arch and spread gardenias throughout to create a subtle but enchanting aroma. Walking into dinner was also a special moment. Everything from the tablescapes to the energy in the room was unforgettable.

From Madix & Co… For Emily and Emily’s January 1st wedding at Martin Ray Winery, I designed a palette of cabernet, blush, ivory, caramel, and brown hues for a warm winter aesthetic. Keeping the formality of New Years’ weekend without a new years theme, we opted for upholstered chairs, velvet linens, gold and black accents, and ample twinkle light. Amanda Vidmar Design pulled everything together with abundant and romantic florals. Our brides looked absolutely stunning in their gowns, each highlighting their personality and style but perfectly cohesive. One of my favorite elements was the gardenias lining the aisle providing a beautiful aroma as guests arrived.

Photography: Lynette Boyle Photography | Event Design: Madix & Co | Floral Design: Amanda Vidmar | Wedding Dress: Viero Bridal | Wedding Dress: Milla Nova | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Invitations: Blushtype | Reception Venue: Martin Ray Winery | Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell | Shoes: Coach | Catering: Elaine Bell Catering | DJ: DJ CAMS | Beauty: It's A Date at The Powder Room | Bridal Hair and Makeup: Professional Makeup Artistry | Detailor: The Wedding Detailor | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Musicians: Bellarosa String Quartet | Rentals: Theoni Collection | Rentals: Hensley Event Resources

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A Casual Luxe And Modern Romantic Affair On The Chesapeake Bay

Just take one look at the cloud of baby’s breath over the dance floor of this wedding and you’ll see why we’ve fallen in love! With a minimal chic aesthetic, Rachel Kendall Events created a crisp green and white event filled with style.  You’ll adore the floral design by Wander + Whimsy, and be head over heels for every image artfully taken by Megan Harris Photography.  Don’t miss a single swoon-worthy shot in the full gallery.

From Megan Harris Photography… When I first got on the phone with Jessica she had just gotten engaged 2 weeks prior with Ryan taking her to Montreal as a surprise “engagement moon”. It was an absolutely perfect trip since Jessica describes herself as a huge Francophile. When she talked about her perfect wedding to me she mentioned a minimal, chic, and fun event for them to celebrate their love with all their closest family and friends, but it must end with fireworks! When creating their inspiration packet to kick off the planning process, the words used at the top were “Casual Luxe, Romantic, Minimal Modern, Greenery”, and I think the final result was just that! 

The color palette was to be neutrals, greenery, black, and mixed metals. The ceremony overlooked the Chesapeake Bay with a minimal yet modern floral design for the “altar”, the perfect place for these two to say their “I dos”. Moving on to the cocktail hour, the guests were able to enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvre on the lawn while admiring Great Oak Manor and the waterfront view. As we headed into the perfectly designed tent, the couple shared their first dance and poured the top glass of a champagne tower to really kicked off the evening!

Everything from the elegant tablescape design, decor elements, baby’s breath floral cloud over the dance floor, and more created a perfect aesthetic for their wedding day. And of course, the evening ended with an epic fireworks show for everyone to enjoy over the Chesapeake Bay!

Photography: Megan Harris | Videography: Kenny Kings Media | Event Planning: Rachel Kendall Events | Floral Design: Wander And Whimsy | Wedding Dress: Carine's Bridal Atelier | Cake: Voeu Du Coeur | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Revelry | Catering: Occasions Chestertown | Makeup: Nikki Fraser Of Beauty N The Bride | DJ: Dan Goldman Events | Venue: Great Oak Manor | Fireworks: IPC Displays | Groom + Groomsmen Suits: The Black Tux | Invitation Suite: Esthetic Bride | Rentals: Eastern Shore Tents and Events | Restrooms: Restrooms 2 Rent

A Modern Romance at Hammersky Vineyards Blanketed by Autumnal Hues

These boots were made for walkin’ down the aisle! This bride’s look was the definition of modern romance with a daring plunging neckline and a bold accessory choice – white ankle booties! Clare & Alex’s autumn affair, designed by  Embark Event Design at HammerSky Vineyards was just as distinctive as the bride’s style. Highlights of this special day included iconic views, a local wine selection, and blooming floral baskets by Precious and Blooming Floral Design. Don’t miss the video, shot by Matrimony Media, and the full gallery by Natalie Bray Studios that will tug on your heartstrings! 

From Natalie Bray Studios… Clare and Alex chose Hammersky Vineyards for the delightful charm and stunning views, and Sarah at Embark Event Design transformed the space into a chic and romantic outdoor celebration. Beautiful deep reds and soft pinks set the tone for this the late Autumn celebration featuring fresh florals, incredible views & an intimate dining space.

Clare & Alex’s ceremony was under a stunning Oak tree overlooking the vineyard at sunset. Clare and Alex exchanged personal vows surrounded by their friends and family & there wasn’t a dry eye as they took special care to honor each of their loved ones, near or far. Just after “I DO” the sun was just stunning, so we went right into enjoying the view and the fact that they were married, just the two of them. To say is was incredible to witness is an understatement. The joy was palpable and such an honor to document. Highly recommend taking a moment for yourselves right after your ceremony.

Baskets of blooms adorned each space as guests walked the vineyard over to cocktail hour to enjoy local wine, followed by a family style dinner at long dining tables to create an intimate & romantic dinner setting. Clare’s look was modern, romance & bold. Her confidence was so pure & beautiful, and as she stepped out of the farmhouse to walk down the aisle alongside her loving brothers there was not a dry eye! Her look was finished off with modern white boots – the perfect personal touch to her stunning bridal look!

Photography: Natalie Bray Studios | videographer: Matrimony Media | Event design: Embark Event Design | event planning: Embark Event Design | floral design: Precious and Blooming Floral Design | cake: The Wooden Spoon | Reception Venue: HammerSky Vineyards | catering: Field To Table Events | dj: Dart Collective | Photography - Assistance: Scott Clark Photography | beauty: Adelita Candelaria | linens: Latavola Linen | rentals: All About Events

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Meaningful Details Add to the Magic of This Enchanted Wedding at Gardener Ranch!

With a warm color palette and wooden elements, Sarah and Grant’s special day at Gardener Ranch blended an enchanted forest feel with sleek, contemporary décor. Nestled in a lush, Californian valley, the couple’s affair exuded intimacy.  Jenn Robirds Events’ incorporated meaningful touches that paid homage to the couple’s Swiss heritage – from traditional Swiss bells to delicious Swiss chocolate favors! Experience the magic in the video captured by All Because He Asked and head to the full gallery for Carlie Statsky’s snapshots of the day’s most precious moments!

From the bride Sarah… From our first visit at Gardener Ranch we fell in love with the idea of spending the entire weekend surrounded by our closest family and friends. The grounds had a majestic feel and we knew that our design had to be centered around the beauty that gardener ranch provided. 

In order to not take away from the beautiful surroundings we wanted a clean and minimalist approach while still allowing for warm tones and textures brought out through the wood features and warm lighting. 

From the cabanas built by our families, to the Swiss Chocolate favors and Swiss bells, there were many special details that incorporated our shared heritage and family. Our wedding planner made everything come together perfectly, creating the most magical setting within the beauty of our dream venue, surrounded by our closet family and friends.

Photography: Carlie Statsky | Event Design: Jenn Robirds Events | Event Planning: Jenn Robirds Events | Floral Design: Posh Posey | Wedding Dress: Grace and White Bridal | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Cake: Freedom Bakery | Invitations: Valley Press Co. | Ceremony Venue: Gardner Ranch | Reception Venue: Gardner Ranch | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Catering: Paradise Catering | Lighting: Belmont Entertainment | DJ: Belmont Entertainment | Rentals: Celebration Event Rentals | Rentals: Theoni Collection | Rentals: BBJ La Tavola | Video: All Because He Asked | signage: Shimmer & Stain

Endless Romance And Inspiration At The Ivy Rose Barn

Look no further, all the wedding inspiration you need is right here! For this idyllic day, Nicole Colwell Design & Co filled The Ivy Rose Barn with a soft and sweet palette of white, blush, pink, and crisp green.  Floral design by Love Blooms dazzled at every turn, from a flowing floral staircase to a reception where tables seem to be surrounded by a free-flowing garden.  Every darling detail was elegantly captured by Nicole Colwell Photography, prepare to have your breath taken away by the full gallery!

From Nicole Colwell Design & Co… Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia sits the hidden gem that is The Ivy Rose Barn. This barn is like no other, designed by a wedding photographer this all-white luxury barn is the perfect canvas for any wedding style. 

This inspirational editorial was designed to add to an already dreamy & romantic space. With lavish floral installations, breathtaking views, and a soft and romantic color palette this editorial shoot will simply take your breath away.

Every detail came together seamlessly to create endless inspiration for every bride.  

Photography: Nicole Colwell Photography | Event Design: The Heirloom Collection by Ivy Rose | Floral Design: Love Blooms | Cake: Blush Baking Co. | Invitations: Sugared Fig Paperie | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Jewelry: Lindsay Marie Design | Hair: Makela Hurd | Hair: Hair by Kasey Renee | Wedding Venue: The Heirloom Collection by Ivy Rose | Boudoir Gown: CassB By Design | Getting Ready Gown: Jaclyn Jordan NY | Gown & Tux: The Inspired Bride | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Models: Marilyn's Agency | Reception Gown & Veil: Claire Pettibone | Rentals: The Heirloom Collection by Ivy Rose | Video: Ashley Loyer

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Classic Elegance At This California Wedding Inspired By Inclusivity For The Deaf And Hard-Of-Hearing Community

This love story, planned and designed by Megan Rose Events, comes to life in elegant shades of ivory, soft and golden yellow, blush, and black.  Inspired by all things classically romantic, this editorial set out to highlight inclusivity for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.  Thoughtful design choices from ceremony to reception were made in order to make sure that not a single guest would miss out on a moment.  Ella & Louie created a low floral runner allowing guests to easily see each other’s hands and mouths to keep the conversation flowing.  The timeless affair was artfully captured in the imagery by Michael & Anna Costa Photography, visit the full gallery for a closer look.

From Michael & Anna Costa Photography… This wedding editorial, brimming with classic elegance, is about more than just the pretty details. It’s inspired by the deaf and hard of hearing community and how we can make weddings more inclusive for them. With more light being shed on this group from the Academy Award Winning Movie “Coda” the timing to showcase this couldn’t be better. From the ceremony seating arrangement to the dinner table design to having a sign language interpreter on hand – we’ve made some thoughtful design choices that will ensure no one misses a moment of joy and celebration.  Just south of Santa Barbara, Klentner Ranch with its European aesthetic and expansive ocean views was the perfect setting for this al fresco chic affair. Starting with the ceremony, considerations for deaf and hard-of-hearing guests are woven into the event design. The officiant is also a sign language interpreter and signed the ceremony. Curved rows and an open space between each chair allow for a better view of the interpreter. Extra seats at the front were reserved by name for hard-of-hearing guests in addition to the family members in the processional. A classic curved arch fully covered in greenery and ivory blooms was accented on both sides with urn arrangements and lush potted plants including two types of ferns.

The design inspiration was classic elegance meets alfresco chic and features a palette of blush, soft yellow, golden yellow, ivory, and black. The invitation suite and day-of stationery featured a romantic, organic leaf motif. Invitations were printed on ivory handmade paper with letterpress matte gold ink and were embellished with vellum and golden yellow silk ribbon, vintage stamps, a floral wax seal, and calligraphy addressing.  The bride wore an ethereal Claire Pettibone gown featuring exquisite French embroidery layered over floral embroidered tulle and sequin and a coordinating bridal cape that added drama to her sweeping train. The groom added a relaxed, stylish twist to his classic black tuxedo by skipping the bowtie and opting for a more fitted pant.

As guests picked up their escort cards to find their seats for dinner, they were greeted with the intoxicating aroma of peonies and roses in soft tones of blush and ivory. Guests could also take a ribbon wand to wave overhead and cue the couple to kiss instead of clinking glasses.  The considerations for deaf and hard-of-hearing guests continued throughout the wedding shoot with ample signage and the sign language interpreter signing toasts and the lyrics to the special dance songs. Planner and designer Megan Rose Events designed a dinner tablescape that prioritized intimate, inclusive conversation. No long feasting tables or oversized rounds here. We opted for individual square tables that seat 8 guests each. Floral designer Ella & Louie designed a low, floral runner of peonies and roses so guests can easily see each other’s hands and mouths for flowering dinner conversation. The arrangements were paired with driftwood chargers, black stoneware plates, and ivory flatware to bring in earthy materials for an alfresco feel. Megan selected sterling antique dyed napkins from Party Pleasers, black taper candles in crystal holders and La Tavola’s lacy custard embroidered linen to add texture and color to the table design.

Photography: MICHAEL + ANNA COSTA | Florals: ella & louie | Dress: Claire Pettibone | Cake: Lele Patisserie | Stationary: Little Carabao Studio | Lighting: Bella Vista Designs, Inc | Tux: Stich & Tie | Wedding Venue: Klentner Ranch | Beauty: Cheek to Cheek Artistry | Bride Model: Renee Lee | Groom Model: Dante Dupree | Live Plants: Idyll Merchantile | Planning + Design: Megan Rose Events | Rentals: Party Pleasers | Ribbons for Flatlays: Amore Society

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Sudanese Intimate at Home Wedding In Shades Of Blush

This elegant backyard wedding will have you blushing! Filled with shades of the soft and sweet hue, Marriage and Mimosas planned and designed a day that’s utterly romantic.  Following dinner, a Sudanese wedding ceremony was held honoring the bride’s heritage.  Floral design by Darling and Daugthers filled the event with fun, and Mo Davis Photography elegantly captured every moment in timeless imagery.  Visit the full gallery for a closer look at all the lovely.

From Marriage and Mimosas… Jonah (Brooklyn, NY) and Azza (London, UK) met in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2015 through a mutual friend. Jonah was at graduate school at the time studying a masters in economics and Azza was doing her postdoctoral studies in immunology.  Azza and Jonah were married on Saturday, July 24th at the bride’s aunt’s home in Woodbridge, Virginia. They were engaged early in 2021 and due to their international backgrounds, they always wanted a wedding that could bring together their community scattered around the world. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing, that didn’t seem feasible for at least a couple more years. They decided to get married and save the larger party for an anniversary one day. Azza’s parents were due to fly into the US in 19 days and as the pandemic was continuing, Jonah and Azza decided to get married with their parents, the groom’s sisters, and a handful of other family and friends in attendance. With the pandemic in full swing, they didn’t want the risk of Azza’s family not being there should travel restrictions worsen. The couple connected with their event designer and planner Samantha at Marriage and Mimosas and got to work immediately! Samantha had just 19 days to pull together this beautiful event.

Azza and Jonah wanted the day to focus on their love, blending their families, and sharing a beautiful meal outside. Before joining guests, the couple exchanged vows alone together. The couple chatted with their guests as an Oud player performed—a gift from Azza’s sister. Guests were invited to take a seat at one long table, set for 40 guests who enjoyed an al fresco meal under fairy lights and white canopies – middle-eastern food was served- a mix of meats, rice, and greens.

Following dinner, the bride and groom’s fathers both gave speeches, and a sudanese singer performed while guests danced. In the meantime, Azza and Jonah slipped away to change into Sudanese traditional wedding garments. The bride’s family is from Sudan and while born in London, her immediate family would visit sometimes multiple times a year. The couple returned to the party. Greeted to music and ululation from their guests for the Sudanese wedding ceremony (also called a Jertig). During the jertig ritual, the bride is dressed in a red silk ‘toub’ and gold and is seated next to her groom next to a gold platter holding Sudanese perfumes, cup of milk, incense and sweets. The couple complete a set of rituals, including passing sweets seven times between them, the couple drink milk and the bride sprays some on the groom. The groom showers the guests with perfume. After a few photos and more dancing the couple were seated and a projector was lowered, showing speeches from both of the bride’s siblings in London who were unable to attend due to pandemic US border closures. There were also videos and good wishes sent to the couple from the bride’s extended family worldwide.

Photography: Davis | Event Design: Marriage and Mimosas | Event Planning: Marriage and Mimosas | Floral Design: Darling & Daughters | Wedding Dress: Eva Lendel | wedding shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Catering: Damascene Catering | Beauty: Ariel Lewis | Rentals: White Glove Rentals | Rentals: DC Rental

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Ahh, You’re Engaged! Somebody Pour The Yes Way Rose´

Can you even believe it? You’re officially engaged! You’ve got a long planning journey ahead and plenty to celebrate. Inevitably, all anyone will be able to talk about is the wedding…when is it? Where is it? But we can’t stress how important it is to take a moment and savor your engagement and everything that brought you to this exciting point in your relationship! Whether your friends throw it for you or you throw it for yourself, we are all about a wedding shower! It’s a great opportunity to introduce your different friend groups and family members and toast your upcoming wedding with some rosé! May we suggest one of our faves? Yes Way Rosé’s classic Provençal-style rosé, a Grenache-based blend made in the south of France that is as delicious as it is stylish and, even better, it won’t break the bank. 


A Real Crowd Pleaser

Wine is a must at any function and you can’t beat a good rosé. But, how do you know a good rosé when you see one? As much as we’re fans of their chic minimalist label, you can tell that Yes Way Rosé is delicious just by the color. A good dry rosé has that not to pink, almost peach color just like Yes Way Rosé’s dry rosé. And rosé is the perfect drink for any season! Everyone knows white wines are for spring and summer and reds are for fall and winter, but rosé, she’s here to stay all year round! Plus, you can pair it with literally anything. No, you say? We say, Yes Way! Seriously, from seafood and pizza to a backyard bbq, everything tastes better with a glass of Yes Way Rosé.  


See Your Relationship Through Rosé Colored Glasses

Everyone thinks of the honeymoon phase as the most exciting, but nothing beats the anticipation of an engagement. Love in the air, happily ever after on the horizon, does it get any more romantic? And while the planning can be fun in its own right, make sure to carve out some quality time together. You can even make it into a fun game. For the year before, grab a bottle for every month leading up to your big day, label it 1-12, and write down one of your favorite memories that the two of you can reminisce over as you share a glass of your fave rosé. Oh, and Yes Way Rosé comes in super-cute cans too if a romantic picnic is more your speed.


Pour The Rosé and Spill The T

True, your wedding is about you and your fiancé(e), but the lead-up to a wedding is also a great time to bond with your besties. After all, there are so many decisions to make and, no doubt, family drama on the horizon, you’ll need all the help you can get! So, with plenty of late-night planning and gossip sessions, you’ll need your go-to rosé at the ready. Wedding planning is an exciting time, but don’t let it take over your life, make sure to take time to unwind (and unwine) too, and treat yo’self to a chill glass of rosé even when you’re flying solo for the night. 


Shake Things Up

While Yes Way Rosé’s refreshing  Provençal-style French rosé is a delight on its own, it also works as a delectable ingredient in a cocktail! Check out Yes Way Rosé’s cocktail recipes for everything from the floral-inspired Sake Blossom to a Spiked Watermelon Frosé. They even have a recipe for rosé popsicles with edible flowers–how cute is that?! Each recipe would create a wow-factor as a signature cocktail for a wedding shower, bachelorette party, or on the big day.

Ready to get your Yes Way Rosé on? Check out where to snag some bottles near you!