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After The Rain Comes The Sun At This Lake Como Wedding

Emily and Aury had their hearts set on an outdoor garden wedding in Italy. While a morning thunderstorm rained on Lake Como, expert planning team Happy Moments Collector decided to take a risk and work with Sunlake Catering and Haute Couture Flower to wait out the storm. The team of talented vendors was able to arrange everything without a hitch despite the earlier downpour. Nastia Vesna and Maksim Gladky captured every unbelievable detail of this wedding day that beat the odds in their artful imagery. You’ll be sure to enjoy lots of sunshine and magical moments in the full gallery.




From the bride… My hubby and I are from Melbourne, Australia so traveling to Lake Como for our wedding with 100 of our closest friends and family was always going to be special. Working with Anastasia, Daria and the rest of the team at Happy Moments Collector made the entire experience totally stress-free. They are so professional and have great taste – from the very beginning I knew I was in good hands.



The day itself was filled with so much love, laughter, and happiness. It rained on the morning of the wedding but we didn’t care! We pushed the ceremony back by an hour, downed an extra glass of bubbles, and eventually it cleared. Everything was perfect.



I know it’s cliche calling your wedding the “best day of your life” but that’s exactly what it was. It was perfect, down to the last little detail! The stunning location, the florals, the band, the table, and the food! I honestly can’t thank our beautiful wedding planners enough.



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Photography: Nastia Vesna&Maksim Gladky | Cinematography: OatStudio | Event Planning: Happy Moments Collector | Floral Design: Haute Couture Flower | Wedding Dress: Berta | Stationary: Letter B | Catering: Sunlake Catering | Location: Villa Regina Teodolinda | Make-up & Hair: Tahlia Jayde | Music & Technical equipmnet: Blunotte Eventi

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Silk Florals Meet Designer Fashion With This Something Borrowed Blooms Collaboration!

Make a blooming statement with your wedding day florals! The WTOO Collection by Something Borrowed Blooms is silk florals-meets designer fashion, embodying the modernity and accessible luxury of the WTOO bridal wear brand. With a classic feel and neutral palette, this versatile collection will beautifully highlight your unique bridal style! But, it doesn’t skimp on the drama with its blossoming hand-tied bouquets of open rose varieties in soft creams and blush paired with white and pale peach orchids. Asymmetrical designs create an organic movement that heightens the romance and beauty of this entire collection — which even includes a pomander ball, aisle markers, and florals for furry friends in your wedding party!

Inspired by the modern bride, Something Borrowed Blooms strives to bring innovation to the forefront of the wedding industry by dreaming up new possibilities for their beloved brides-to-be! Innovation is also at the heart of WTOO by Watters’ mission — along with inclusivity and sisterhood! This collaboration is truly a match made in bridal heaven, bringing together two companies that are committed to exceeding the evolving needs of brides in the most gorgeous ways possible!

In addition to bridal and bridesmaids’ bouquets, The WTOO Collection by Something Borrowed Blooms features a pale peach orchid boutonniere, accented with a touch of dried baby’s breath. And, nobody will be able to take their eyes off the lush centerpiece of cascading blooms (or you) on your special day! Your florals — just like the other details of your wedding — will be nothing short of gorgeous with the WTOO Collection! These ‘rent and return florals don’t just have a pretty face — they’re also revolutionary, sustainable, and budget-friendly! Whether you choose WTOO or another stunning collection for your wedding, your Something Borrowed Blooms will be beyond beautiful!

Photography: Laura Gordon Photography | Floral Design: Something Borrowed Blooms

An A-to-Z Rundown on All the Celebration Events To Come Before the Wedding Day

That’s one of the wonderful things about weddings: it’s not just one day you have to look forward to – there are several exciting occasions and special days you’ll get to plan or just attend (ah, perks of being the guest of honor) over the course of your engagement. If you can allow yourself to enjoy every single one of them, and embrace being a bride as much as possible, you might not even have post-wedding blues once the ‘I Dos’ are all done. #BrideOut ✌️

You’re probably well aware of the traditional lead up events, such as an engagement party or bridal shower, but what about a couples shower? Or a bridal luncheon? Are those on your radar? If not, then consider this your go-to glossary for all wedding+ parties. Yes, we’re still in the midst of a pandemic, so celebrating in person won’t always be possible – but that’s okay, a lot of these events can be optimized as virtual experiences (and, actually, they might even be better that way). 

Given that the majority of you reading this were once fans of in-book magazine quizzes (and/or know your way around a Buzzfeed quiz REAL well), we thought it’d be fun to do one of our own. Circle the celebration or set of circumstances that you believe go along with the following special event explanations. We’ve included some Style Me Pretty Shop swag that best matches the vibe, too, so you’ll have some hints along the way.

Photo by Courtney Leigh

Oh! And have fun. That’s the point of these wedding festivities, after all. 

This event happens shortly after you’ve got a ring on your finger.

It can be hosted by your parents or even by you, if you and your partner want to dive into planning with a party to bring all of your people together first. Hint: these fete-worthy props are perf for the picture! 



A. Bridal shower
B. Engagement party
C. Bachelor/bachelorette party
D. None of the above

Who should be invited to your bridal shower?

A. Everyone you know
B. Just your (the bride’s) side of the family
C. Whoever’s not invited to the wedding
D. The bridal party, close family, and close friends

 

True or False:

A couple’s shower may take the place of a traditional females-only bridal shower or be added to the celebration timeline if you want to gather family, friends, coworkers, etc. for a complementary event that mixes crew members from both of your sides (and maybe even tests out a few cake flavors to determine a crowd favorite!). 

This event can happen one to four months before the wedding

It is usually hosted by the maid of honor and bridesmaids (although family members of the bride can absolutely be involved). It can be a single night, a long weekend, or even a 3 or 4-day trip to a destination location: the goal? One last fling before the [wedding] ring. Hint: these picks will ensure no one feels left out from all the fun!

A. Bachelorette party
B. Stock the bar party
C. Bridal luncheon
D. Ask-the-girls brunch 

A BLANK is a newer tradition in the wedding celebration timeline

Wherein the bride receives lingerie and pretty little things to wear/use in the bedroom. It’s usually hosted by the maid of honor and bridesmaids and happens (at most) a few weeks or days before the wedding (as the gifts are intended for the wedding night, honeymoon, and/or any night in the newlyweds’ first year). 

 

A. Bedroom bash
B. Lingerie shower
C. Sips and sexy fest 
D. Any of the above

 

True or False:

These gifts make wonderful tokens of gratitude for your best girls – they’ll love getting them at your bridal luncheon, the day or morning before your wedding.

  

Answers (doesn’t this look familiar?):

1. B.
2. D. (the guest list for the bridal shower is up to the host’s discretion, entirely, but it’s typically intimate and inclusive of the closest friends and family from both sides)
3. True
4. A.
5. B. (while the event is technically called a ‘Lingerie Shower or Party,’ the host can create a whole theme for it be it a boudoir bash or a sugar and spice soiree)
6. True

Whether you’ll be having them all or just a few before you say ‘I Do,’ you can bring some extra pretty to every one of your wedding celebration parties with items from our Style Me Pretty Shop

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This Bride And Her Father Built Their Own Custom Bar!

Pattern, color, and texture are the three most important wedding details in our book, so it’s no surprise we’re captivated by this wedding at The Greenbrier. Love is in the special touches like the custom wood reception bar the bride and her father built together. Morgan fell in love with a chinoiserie wallpaper pattern and knew she had to make it a part of her special day. To make things even more heartfelt her bridesmaid of Base Camp Printing Co. helped design the wedding invitation suite and menus all on handmade paper. Michelle Pauley, of The Sporting Club, helped seamlessly pull together all of the meaningful moments, while Shannon Moffit turned them into artful images to help the memories last a lifetime. The full gallery has even more magic.




From Shannon Moffit PhotographyMorgan and Paul are the type of couple you can’t help but love because of their infectious smiles and fun-loving personalities. The two hosted an intimate event for friends and family at The Greenbrier Sporting Club, part of The Greenbrier Resort, nestled in the mountains of West Virginia.



Morgan dazzled in a custom Vera Wang gown and bridesmaids wore assorted pastels, perfectly complementing the romantic and feminine vibe of the day. Later in the evening, Morgan surprised guests by changing into a sleek Galvan London gown.



From beginning to end the day beautifully celebrated the couple’s love. It was filled with tender moments and was a wonderful tribute to how special Morgan and Paul are.



Photography: Shannon Moffit Photography | Design: BBJ Linen | La Tavola Linen | Event Planning: The Greenbrier | Floral Design: Pam West | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Wedding Dress: Galvan London | Invitations: Base Camp Printing Co. | Invitations: Tono + Co | Ceremony Venue: The Lodge at the Greenbrier Sporting Club | Reception Venue: The Greenbrier | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | DJ: Island Sound | Groom's Attire: Ralph Lauren | Wedding Venue: The Greenbrier | Beauty: The Greenbrier | Rentals: KCR Rental & Design

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Soulmates in the Summer at Stonefields Estate!

We’ve fallen for the lovely details of this styled shoot inspired by lavender blooms and a ‘forever-kind-of-love’ between real life couple, Alisabelle & Renelle. Champagne and Co transformed Stonefields Estate into a fantasyland of purple-hued romance and whimsy with Pollen Nation’s lush assortment of hand-picked florals. Not to mention the cutest champagne truck! Every big and small detail is not-to-be-missed in this stunning display — from the half moon ceremony arch, to Cody Calligraphy’s sea glass name tags, and Stor by Margot rings! Escape to the full gallery, gorgeously photographed by Rachael James, with videography by the talented Grey Loft Studio!

From Champagne & Co… When soulmates finally come together, the magic is felt through the air. This editorial was inspired by lavender blooms and long-lasting love. Thoughtfully designed by Champagne and Co at the stunning Stonefields Estate in Carleton Place, Ontario. Floral installations flowing off a mobile champagne truck is the perfect spot to cheers to forever. The champagne truck is owned and rented by Champagne and Co and was the focal point of this shoot. This elopement for two will give you the floral dreams you’ve been searching for and the love you’ve been longing for. Rachael James Photography and Grey Loft Video were both there to beautifully capture all the special moments between real life couple Alisabelle Lafrance and Renelle Savoie.

An assortment of florals hand picked by We are Pollen Nation gave a wide variety of shades of purple. A bountiful amount of babies breath with gorgeous lush large blooms that were artfully placed and organic looking. Blooms like phaleopsis orchids, garden roses, stock, cherry blossom, clematis, peonies, lisianthus, lilac, sweet pea, purple alium, smokebush, quicksand roses, majolica roses, smilax and nagi were incorporated into unique floral pieces. Katherine, owner of We are Pollen Nation, and her team demonstrated an enormous amount of talent when creating a flowing floral piece off the champagne truck, a climbing floral piece in the Stonefields Estate wedding chapel, and a half moon arch for the outdoor ceremony. All beautifully created pieces are shown through the gallery, you won’t want to miss it.

Our brides were styled by the hair and makeup guru Marc-Andre and wedding gown specially chosen from Love and Lee Bridal located in Cornwall, Ontario. Gown shown is Keegan by Lis Simon in oyster and suit shown by Zara. A crisp white suit beside our 1982 Piaggio Ape truck was pure elegance.

Stunning calligraphy by Cody Calligraphy located in Kingston, Ontario was demonstrated through crafted stationery, sea glass name tags, and hand written signage. The colour of Stor by Margot rings against the stationery was to die for.

An intimate picnic for two included Moet and Chandon and cake from Batter Up Bakery. We wanted an elegant set up for two with beautiful florals flowing around the tablescape. Silver elements were incorporated into the cake to tie in with the champagne truck taps.

True love is shown through every picture. Something genuine that many look for their entire lives. These two were lucky enough to have found it in each other.

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Photography: Rachael James Photography | Videography: Grey Loft Studio | Event Planning: Champagne & Co | Florals: Pollen Nation | Invitations: Cody Calligraphy | Rings: Stor by Margot | Hair and Makeup: Hair by Marc-Andre | Suit: Zara | Venue: The Design Co. | Bridal Shoppe: Love and Lee Bridal | Champagne: Moet | Champagne Truck: Champagne & Co | Models: Alisabelle Lafrance | Models: Renelle Savoie | Rentals: Signed by CT | Rentals: Burgundy Barrel | Robes: Never Knew I Needed It

Classic Virginia Spring Wedding At The Clifton Inn

Wanting to mirror the aesthetic of a spring day, Shelby and Scott’s wedding was equal parts romantic and classic. Set in the Virginia countryside with lots of greenery, neutral blooms, and charming garden touches Sophie Felts Floral Design helped bring their wedding dreams to life. Shelby and Scott spent a great deal of time focusing on the details, and enlisted Social Graces Weddings to help them fill the day with intimate and thoughtful touches. From their custom monogram incorporated throughout various elements of the wedding, from the wax seal on the escort board to poolside pillows, to the inclusion of their newly adopted Shih Tzu, Gigi, every detail was thoughtfully curated. The love and happiness of the day shine in the artful imagery by Sidney Leigh Photography. You’ll find even more meaningful moments in the full gallery.




From Sidney Leigh PhotographyShelby and Scott met at work where Scott claimed, “love at first sight.” Although it took a little time and persistence before the two became official, they soon became inseparable. Scott proposed during dinner at The Inn at Little Washington on January 25th, 2020 a very special location to Shelby and her family as her grandparents used to frequent this remarkable place.



Charlottesville, Virginia was always a favorite destination for Shelby and Scott while living in the DC area. The rolling countryside, beautiful wineries, pristine golf courses, and charming downtown perfectly captured the vision for the wedding weekend festivities. The Clifton embodied all the characteristics that Shelby and Scott were looking for as a backdrop for their celebration. The history of the estate coupled with scenic mountain views and intimate accommodations for their immediate family and friends made their selection of the venue effortless.



The one facet of the wedding day that couldn’t be planned for was the weather, and although the rain started falling about 20 minutes before the outdoor ceremony started, both Shelby and Scott agreed that it was incredibly special to watch everyone come together to celebrate with them all the same. All in all, every inch of this Charlottesville wedding day was customized to perfectly fit Shelby and Scott as a couple, and even with the rain, it could not have been a more beautiful wedding day!



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Photography: Sidney Leigh Photography | Cinematography: Arden Film Co. | Coordination: Social Graces | Event Design: Skyline Tent Company | Event Planning: Social Graces | Floral Design: Sophie Felts Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Miss Hayley Paige | Invitations: Whimsy B Paperie | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Rings: David Yurman | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Revelry | Catering: The Clifton Inn | Calligraphy: GloryCo | DJ: Sam Hill Entertainment | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux | Transportation: Albemarle Vintage Limousines | Venue: The Clifton | Acrylic Signage: Mulberry Market Designs | Beauty: Avenue 42 | Bridal Shop: Love Couture Bridal | Cigar Roller: Cortez Cigars | Live Painter: Celebration Paintings | Quartet: Melodious Strings | Rentals: White Glove Rentals | Welcome Boxes: The Tradition Begins

Intimate Destination Wedding in Santorini for an International Couple

Amid COVID restrictions, cancelled plans and families in different countries – the bride was able to plan their dream wedding weekend on the beautiful island of Santorini in just three short months!! With just a few of their nearest and dearest, today’s darling couple tied the knot surrounded by sparkling views of the Aegean sea, made even more beautiful by Betty Flowers Santorini’s floral creations. Our favorite part? The bride’s sister collected well wishes from their original wedding guests to gift to the couple on their wedding day as a sweet surprise. Don’t leave before seeing all the beauty of the full gallery – captured to perfection by Elias Kordelakos!

From The Bride… Lars and I met at a hostel backpacking in Thailand in August 2016, shortly after I’d graduated from law school and taken the bar exam and before Lars began his last semester of graduate school. Lars was from the Netherlands, and I was from the United States. Our meeting was the most improbable of circumstances. What followed was perhaps even less probable. The night I met Lars was the last night traveling with a close friend, before I was to begin 6 weeks of solo travel. Instead, Lars and I — realizing we planned to head in same direction — decided to travel together. And so we did, throughout Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam, falling in love along the way. A month later, Lars traveled to New York City for the first time and enjoyed his first Thanksgiving with my family and friends. For New Years, I flew to the Netherlands to meet all of his loved ones. For three years, we visited one another as often as possible and continued to explore the world together. Finally, in August 2019, Lars was able to relocate to the US.

He proposed on a ski weekend in Killington, Vermont in February 2020. By the end of February 2020, we’d secured our dream venue of Son Marroig in Mallorca, Spain for June 19, 2021. Because half of our guests would be European and half would be American, our wedding was always going to be a destination wedding. Mallorca was the last place we’d traveled to prior to Lars’s relocation to the US, and we were absolutely in love with it. We booked our band, our DJ, our planner, our venue, and our catering. We held out hope that the 100 person wedding of our dreams would be possible in June 2021, even if it was a smaller affair than initially contemplated.

Like so many dealing with the stress of wedding planning in COVID, we hoped for the best but prepared ourselves for the reality of our situation — a situation further complicated by wanting to be sensitive to the differences in vaccination rates, vaccination access, travel restrictions, and event restrictions across multiple countries.

In March, we realized that the wedding we’d originally planned was not possible. While vaccinations were becoming more widely available in the US, the situation was not as optimistic in much of Europe — and Spain had not even announced plans to reopen to American visitors.

The question became: What do we really care about? And what plan can we come up with to still get us there?

The answer to the first question was astonishingly simple — to have a beautiful, really personalized celebration of our love with the people who matter the absolute most to us — our families. At that point, because of travel restrictions, we hadn’t been together with Lars’s family since before the pandemic began. And our entire immediate families had never been together.

Resolving the second question was a lot more difficult. We wanted to still celebrate near our original June 2021 date. But his family from the Netherlands was not allowed into the US. My family from the US was not allowed into the Netherlands or Spain. Then Greece announced it was reopening.

With all the sunk costs of our first wedding plan and with Lars’s support and faith in my planning abilities, I set out to plan our Greek wedding myself in three months. Within two weeks, we had secured our dream wedding photographer (Elias is the warmest and most talented photographer, and he was an immense help with the timeline of our wedding day) and two venues for our celebrations. Using the magic of Instagram, Google, and wedding blogs, I found wonderful hair and makeup artists in Santorini, an incredibly talented singer/guitarist (Louis Vlahakis), a beautiful floral design team who I trusted COMPLETELY with my ideas (Betty Flowers Santorini), transfer services (for family and for just Lars and I), chair rentals and glasses/cutlery/plates (Spicy Bites), and table and lighting rentals (Weddings & Whimsy). Planning and coordinating from overseas was not always the easiest, but our team of vendors was everything I could have hoped for.

I ordered custom napkins/runners from a shop on Etsy and a custom white tablecloth from another shop I found online. We created our own thank you cards/notes from templates we downloaded off Etsy, and we created the place cards, the “Thank you” note for each dinner plate, and the wedding program from templates on Minted. We flew over to Greece with these items and provided them to various vendors the day before our wedding.

The night before the wedding we had dinner and drinks with a live guitarist on the terrace of the suites we had rented out at Fanari Villas. Fanari also catered. Jay Calpin from “FRESH” flew from Mallorca and performed — he would have originally been part of our wedding in Spain. We had the most amazing night and our families instantly clicked. Lars’s mom, Jolanda, read a poem that she had written for us in Dutch, and provided us all with an English translation to follow along.

On the wedding day, we had breakfast together and then separated to get ready. We both wrote our own vows and finished transcribing them into our vow book that day. As a surprise to our families, Lars and I had both written personalized notes to each member of our family. We gave them out one-by-one after we were ready.

My mom had lent me her pearl ring — an old gift from my dad — surrounded by sapphires for my something borrowed/something blue. I also had an old brooch from my great grandmother that was attached to my bridal bouquet.

I walked down the aisle, escorted by both of my parents, to “Hold My Girl” by George Ezra (singing and acoustic guitar by Louis Vlahakis). The ceremony was on the same terrace that we had our welcome dinner the previous night. My sister officiated and made the ceremony so personalized. Lars and I each shared our own vows, and we walked out to Louis Vlahakis performing “You’ve Got the Love” by Florence and the Machine. The group had a toast at Fanari Villas before we took our cars over to El Viento for our reception.

El Viento is this amazing new (I think it opened in 2019??) venue in a different town on the island of Santorini. We walked in to “500 Miles.” Louis Vlahakis had learned our favorite song — “Grow Old with Me” by Tom Odell — for our first dance, which we had as the sun set behind us. Lars danced with his mom, while I simultaneously danced with my dad to “Home” by Phillip Phllips.

After dinner, my dad gave a speech, followed by a speech by Lars’s two brothers.

My sister then surprised us with a huge collection of well wishes from most of our original wedding guests! She had worked with Lars’s family to send out letters to all of our original wedding guests asking them to share some well wishes and advice, knowing how much it would have meant to us to be able to celebrate with them all. She provided them all with cards with stamped return envelopes, and Lars’s family brought theirs from the Netherlands and my sister carried the ones she received from the US. It was the sweetest surprise!!

The next day we had chartered a private catamaran for a 5 hr trip with delicious Greek wine and grilling.

It was the best three days of our lives. And, while it was not the wedding we had initially imagined, it ended up being better than we could have ever hoped for. We have never been so happy in our lives. And our families got to spend more time together than they otherwise ever would have been able to. It was perfect. The pandemic had a way of putting things into perspective. We’re grateful for that.

Photography: Elias Kordelakos | Floral Design: Betty Flowers Santorini | Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera | Cake: PetranArt Santorini | Ceremony Venue: Fanari Villas | Reception Venue: El Viento | Catering: PetranArt Santorini | DJ: Louis Vlahakis | DJ: Jay Calpin | Groom's Attire: Suit Supply | Beauty: Marianna Nomikou | Beauty: Renia Bledaki | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Fanari Villas | Rentals: Spicy Bites | Rentals: Weddings & Whimsy

Don’t Miss This Garden’s Worth Of Romantic Blooms At Jardin de Buis

There’s something so effortlessly romantic about a garden wedding. The picturesque Jardin de Buis was the perfect place to stage an editorial shoot inspired by a return to tradition. Bumble burgh Events Co. created a classic and timeless day that’s nothing short of spectacular. A garden’s worth of romantic blooms by Stem Floral Studio make the ceremony and reception a sight to behold. Each image by international photographer Ivash Studio is lovelier then the last. You’ll want to see them all in the full gallery.




From Stem Floral StudioWe were inspired to design an editorial shoot that reflects a renewed appreciation for the traditional side of weddings. We pulled a team of talented vendors to create an editorial shoot wherein each detail gives a nod to cultural continuity in tradition.



Jardin de Buis is an eighteenth-century dairy farm with an original main house, multiple courtyards, an English-style orangery, and a French-style potager garden, all nestled on 35 acres of the American country-side. Everything from the classic style of the attire to the vintage tablescape pieces, luxe stationery materials, European furniture pieces, and the scent the bride wore was reflective of the traditional elements each vendor is seeing requested in abundance this year.



Each element was carefully captured by IVASH Photography who flew in from Dubai to create with us. Together, we designed and captured an editorial piece that we hope engenders love for ageless style, timeless tradition and reflects what we see as a beautiful trend stemming from the struggles of the past year.




Photography: Ivash studio | Event Planning: bumble burgh Events Co. | Floral Design: Stem Floral Studio | Cake: Alex Robba Cake | Attire: WONA NYC | Attire: The Black Tux | Attire: Le Rose | Beauty: Angie Warren Artistry | Location/Venue: Jardin De Buis | Model: Gissel Diaz | Model: Fiton Ahmeti | Models: STETTS Modeling Agency | Rentals: Lendable Linens | Rentals: Event Source | Rentals: Magnolia Event Rentals | Ribbon Textiles: The Lesser Bear | stationeries: Paige and Pen

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Treat The Bride In Your Life To Beauty in Its Purest Form with Clean Origin, an Eco-Friendly Diamond Jewelry Company!

Whether it’s you or someone you know, getting married is an exciting time for the couple and their loved ones. Yet with finding the perfect dress, the right wedding planner, and perfecting all the little details to ensure the big day is extra special, even the most blushing of brides need a little pick-me-up. Just imagine the stunning bride adorned in diamond stud earrings or a beautiful tennis bracelet. Treat a bride-to-be in your life with a sparkling gift from Clean Origin, a leader in crafting stunning, eco-friendly diamond jewelry pieces. Your gift will be beauty in its purest form as 100% of Clean Origin’s diamonds are 100% ethical. Never mined, Clean Origin uses lab-grown diamonds. And YES, they are REAL diamonds as they share the same chemical & physical properties as a traditionally mined diamond without the destruction and muddled ethics of mining. These diamonds are beautiful both inside AND out since Clean Origin only uses diamonds that are flawless to the naked eye and meet its company standards of cut, color, clarity, and carat.

Clean Origin has lab-grown diamond jewelry pieces to match the style of every bride and to be paired with any outfit — from the bridal shower to the wedding day and every day after that! Not sure what to get the beautiful bride? We have some recommendations for our favorite Clean Origin pieces that we know she’ll LOVE! For the bride who is all about versatility, the ½ CT 4 Prong Certified Diamond Studs will add a touch of elegance to any and every outfit. It pairs perfectly with the ½ CT Solitaire Pendant — a winning combo that lets her leave a little sparkle every time she walks into a room!

For those who can’t resist a glamorous look, the 1CT Luminescent Halo Studs make for a dazzling entrance — whether it’s at the wedding venue or the conference room. And don’t forget about accessorizing with arm candy! The Classic 3 CT Tennis Bracelet instantly elevates and makes any outfit shine! The 4.0mm Classic Emerald Eternity Band is a beautiful addition to a freshly manicured hand and looks stunning when stacked with a wedding band and engagement ring. 

If it’s hard to choose just one piece from our favorites — why not get her two (or more)?! These pieces are timelessly chic so that the bride in your life can wear them and cherish them forever as both a gorgeous gift and precious reminder of one of the happiest days of her life! Since 2017, Clean Origin has been prioritizing quality and ethics in creating diamond jewelry so that you can feel good about giving a gift as pure as the love between the bride and her soon-to-be-husband!

Jewelry: Clean Origin

This Couple Celebrated Their Love For The Great Outdoors With An Elegant Wedding At Banff National Park

Prepare yourself for one of the most breathtaking ceremony spots, ever. Nature is truly the most stunning backdrop and this wedding set in front of the mountains at Banff National Park proves just that. Katie and Nicholas turned to none other then Julianne Young Weddings to help them seamlessly bring their scenic, elegant wedding dreams to life. Flower Artistry helped tell the couples love story with swoon-worthy blooms throughout every mesmerizing moment. The images by Justine Milton Photography artfully capture the love and sophistication of the day. You’ll want to see every last detail in the full gallery.




From Justine Milton PhotographyKatie had recently moved to a new city, when on her third swipe on a new dating app, she landed on Nicholas, an engineer. In April of 2018, two years after their first date at a local restaurant, the couple became engaged—but it didn’t happen with a knee drop or a ring. “Wait a second. So, are we engaged?” they asked each other after a lengthy, but fruitful conversation about their future together. The two agreed that they were.



Since they both share a great love for the outdoors, Katie and Nicholas chose Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, for their wedding locale; the hiking scene there was actually on both of their bucket lists. They needed a space that could accommodate 145 guests, felt formal enough for Katie’s taste, and offered a terrace for their “killer outdoor ceremony;” they also wanted the venue to speak to their overarching romantic theme (including a candlelit reception).



Their elegant event came together better than they could have expected: After front-country camping and hiking the Rockwall Trail in Kootenay National Park, on August 9, 2019, Katie and Nicholas gathered in front of their family and friends to tie the knot—which was, of course, the best part of it all.



Photography: Justine Milton Photography | Floral Design: Flower Artistry | Cake: Kake by Darci | Hair & Makeup: Lisa Marie Racz of Top Knot Brides | DJ: Talent Production | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Fairmont Banff Springs | Planning & Design: Julianne Young Weddings | Rentals: Modern Rentals | Stationer: Plush Invitations

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A Tuscan Countryside Inspired Wedding In Sunny California

Inspired by everything we love about the Tuscan countryside, an elegant editorial in moss, ice blue, and lavender comes to life. Cyprus trees at the Nirvana Estate make for the perfect backdrop to the day thoughtfully designed by Detailed Touch Events. From the charming ceremony fans to custom napkins on the reception table by Matinae Design Studio, each and every detail was lovingly designed. Romantic blooms by Brooke Edelman Floral Design take this special day over the top. You’ll fall in love with every last artful image from Mariel Hannah, don’t miss all the enchantment in the full gallery.




From Mariel HannahWhen Hailey of Detailed Touch Events and I first talked about the initial vision of this editorial, we dreamt to create a shoot that encompassed the beauty of summers in California and yet have a touch of Tuscany. As a photographer, I often study the sun and how its light affects the region where I am photographing.



It only seemed fitting to marry the vision of California and Tuscany into one, as the lighting and landscapes in both areas are so similar. That day was a warm California spring day, a telltale sign that the summer solstice is coming soon. A perfect setting for our editorial.



Hailey of Detailed Touch Events approach to design on this editorial is simply impeccable, with no detail left untouched! From the lush and romantic greenery found throughout the florals, to the full tablescape design and even the final scenes with the Vespa. It truly is a perfect harmony of a California summer wedding with a touch of Italian dreams.



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Photography: Mariel Hannah | Videography: Justice Flims | Floral Design: Brooke Edelman Floral Design | Stationary: Matinae Design Studio | Jewelry: Roco's Fine Jewelry | Makeup Artist: Glam by Coco | Hair Stylist: Jacob Hernandez | Tuxedos: Friar Tux | Harpist: Dana Peck | Wedding Venue: Nirvana Estate | Bridal Accessories: Ariel Taub | Cake Design: Ghiladolci Bakery | Dress Agency: CLD Style House | Jumpsuit: Nicole by NF | Lingerie: Lauren Leshansky | Planning + Design: Detailed Touch Events | Rentals + Linens: Walker Lewis Rents | Styling Assistant: Reagan Lauren Design | Tabletop Rentals: Casa de Perrin | Vespa Rental: Antique Autos | Wedding Gowns: Rita Vinieris

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Bridal Party Gifting: Saying Thank You to Your Very Best Crew

Now that you’re ready to pop the question to your dream “I do” crew, it’s time for the fun to begin! From sweet welcome baskets to day-of surprises… we’re running you through the gifts to give your bridal party, the ideal time frame to share them with your squad, and a few suggestions from the SMP Shop that will make your shopping experience a piece of cake! For more info on bridal party tips and tricks along with all things wedding planning – check out our Ultimate Planning Guides!

 

Photography by Rachel Solomon

POPPING THE QUESTION

Now that you’ve made your shortlist for your bridal party, it is customary to pop the question with a cute gesture or gift. Consider sending a little package with goodies like this bridesmaid mug or champagne flute and a mini bottle of bubbly. And don’t forget the card that asks “Will you be mine?”

Photography by Courtney Leigh

 

WELCOME BASKET

If your family and friends are traveling for your wedding, a custom gift basket waiting for them in their hotel room always makes a good impression. Fill it with local goodies like gourmet chocolates, a map of the city with fun suggestions of must-see attractions, and something practical like a personalized stainless steel water bottle, so they can stay hydrated through all of your weekend festivities!

Photography by IVASH Studio

 

DAY-OF

It’s tradition to give the people in your bridal party a heartfelt gift on your wedding day as a thank you for everything they’ve done to make your big day so special! Accessories like necklaces or cufflinks make great gifts that they can wear on your wedding day, but the wedding morning kicks things off – so, fresh off your rehearsal dinner, send your besties to bed with bridesmaid sleep masks, a gorgeous makeup bag to hold all of their glam go-tos, and a clutch of pretty tissues to dry their tears at the altar.  A custom engraved flask or fun party tumbler can also make a great practical gift for the day-of so you and your crew can keep the good times flowing all day long!

Photography by Courtney Leigh
Photography by Rachel Solomon

 

THANK YOU

Along with your thank you cards, it’s a nice idea to send your bridal party members a little something special to commemorate their part in your big day. A framed photo of the two of you or the whole crew together is a keepsake they’ll cherish for years to come. 

P.S. If any of your bridesmaids will be getting married soon themselves, you can also send them #somethingborrowed from your own bridal trousseau… a bright white wedding dress hanger will always be in fashion!

Photography by ANAGRAM PHOTO
Photography by Courtney Leigh

The Style Me Pretty Shop has a ton of amazing gifts that your bridal party can use for years to come and to remember all of the fun you had on your wedding day!

Photography by ARTIESE

 

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A Summer Floral Paradise at Sunstone Winery

Trust us, you’re not going to want to miss this wedding inspiration. The ever-talented Erica Estrada Design took the already beautiful Sunstone Winery and Villa and with a team of talented vendors transformed in into the stuff that wedding dreams are made of. Filled with floral installations that are sure to take your breath away, blooms by Le Bloomerie take a fresh spin on traditional floral styling. The beauty of the day is elegantly captured in the imagery by Troy Meikle Photo. Be prepared to swoon over every single detail in the full gallery.




From Troy Meikle PhotoWhen thinking florals, installation is always a YES! Gorgeous floral installations like these take what is already a breathtaking venue and turn it into your wedding day fantasy.



Fireplace and ceremony floral installs create an enchanted space that transports you from California to heaven. This romantic wedding inspiration at the iconic Sunstone Winery and Villa is absolutely overflowing with floral magic; a dream from the first moment to the last.



Modern table details and stunning centerpieces are set against the old-world stone backdrop of the villa. Each element of the day was beautifully planned and executed, down to the last petal. The most incredible team of vendors came together to make this day total perfection.




Photography: Troy Meikle Photo | Event Design: Erica Estrada Design | Floral Design: Le Bloomerie | Gown: Eisen Stein Bridal | Cake: WhaT's More Cake | Stationary: Krisanna Elizabeth | Ring: Kobelli Fine Jewelry | Accessories: Blossom Veils | Accessories: Amato New York | Accessories: Untamed Petals | Accessories: Amore Society | Bridal Boutique: Kinsley James Couture Bridal | Bridal Stylist: Hope Lavine | Candle Holders: Table Top Accents | HMU: Janet Villa | Host: Sara Marx Photography | Linens: Napa Valley Linens | Location: Sunstone Winery & Villa | Models: scout model and talent | Rentals: Theoni Collection

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Black and White Wedding Elegance With a Dress That Would Make Carrie Bradshaw Proud

If you’re anything like us, there’s a good chance you’re obsessing over the Sex and The City reboot updates generating some major buzz all over social media at the moment. And after seeing today’s stunning editorial, we couldn’t help but wonder… is this one of the most incredibly chic dress moments we’ve ever seen on SMP?! We’re pretty sure miss Carrie Bradshaw herself would agree that the answer is a resounding yesssEvery fashionista has to see the full gallery of details from this day – brought to life by Greychic Wedding, with floral design by Dinara Almenova and photos from Yulia Galygina!

From Photographer Yulia GalyginaThis wedding shoot was a part of Tamara Gigola Workshop. We were surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of Georgia and beautiful Vazisubani Estate. Creating this shoot the organizer GreyChic Wedding drew inspiration from the history of the Vazisubannin estate. Style, elegance and modern trends come together in the actual moment. A simple idea, so close in reality or in dreams, for many of us, in my opinion, will not leave anyone indifferent. 

The photographer Yulia Galygina was able to convey all this in an amazing way through her shots. A large team is working for this, stories, poses, shots, and style are carefully thought out for a long time. And all these stages bring great pleasure, especially when we see the result. In the 1800s, this splendid estate belonged to a renowned nobleman Sulkhan Chavchavadze. A pioneer in winemaking back in the days, Chavchavadze built the estate and vineyards in 1891. His contribution to the cultural and educational development in Georgia, particularly Kakheti, is paramount. With time Chavchavadze’s once-prosperous palace and vineyards deteriorated. 

In 2013 the visionaries behind Vazisubani Estate took it in their hands to revive the derelict estate and transform it into an iconic destination – one rooted in its rich history, uninterrupted winemaking tradition, exceptional cuisine, and outstanding hospitality. With that in mind, the vineyards were replanted and an old wine cellar restored. The palace was renovated and now is a 19 room exquisite boutique hotel. Two looks were chosen for the bride. The first image and dress from the designer Murashka Wedding Atelier is simpler and more concise, emphasizing the modernity and natural beauty of the girl. The second one is bold and with an emphasis on the large voluminous sleeve of the dress from the designer Katya Kutz. The decoration and color scheme of the table was very simple, but quite relevant and modern. Florist Dinara Almenova was able to highlight the elegance and color scheme of the Vazisubanni estate.

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Photography: Yulia Galygina | Floral Design: Dinara Almenova | Stationery: Lupindesign | Shoes: Jimmychoo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Anouki | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Zimmerman | Suit: Manzetti | Bridal Dress 1:: murashkaofficial | Bridal Dress 2: Zimmerman | Candles: Natureshades | Film Lab: Lighthouse Film Lab | Jewelery: Chanel | Location: Vazisubani Estate | MUAH: BALMAIN HAIR COUTURE | Muah: KEUNE | Planning: Greychic Wedding | Video: Goodevents

Tell Your Love Story, Not Just 1,000 Words, with A Unique Painting that Captures Your Beautiful Wedding Day

Planning a wedding is like creating an artistic masterpiece. It all starts with a creative vision, and on the big day, the venue, florals, décor, and fashion blend in harmony to create a beautiful expression of the love shared between two individuals. Like any work of art, the details transform a wedding into a distinct experience for both the happy couple and their guests. You’ll want to remember all the pretty little details and precious moments of your wedding day, and Paintru can bring these special memories to life in an artistic and unique way that will live on in your heart and your home forever!

Paintru is a company that makes commissioning custom hand-painted artwork simple yet extraordinary. The Paintru team is experienced in a variety of artwork types and painting styles for any and every occasion — from life’s small moments to big milestones. A Paintru piece is a perfect gift for brides-to-be with a creative spirit whether that be yourself or someone you know! And there are so many artistic possibilities — think of a wedding venue landscape, still life of your beautiful bouquet, or fashion illustration portrait of your stunning gown! Whatever your artistic preference, your Paintru piece will capture your wedding day in a way that is uniquely you!

While photos in a wedding album tell 1,000 words, a painting tells your whole love story. Paintru is a “Happiness Guaranteed” brand, meaning that you’ll receive unlimited revisions on your custom artwork until it’s a pièce de résistance! Commemorate your special day (or honeymoon) with a piece that is both a sweet memento and a stylish décor statement that you can hang in your home or office and admire as you venture on your new journey with your life partner!

Paintings: Paintru

Timeless Sleek and Chic Wedding Inspiration in Santa Ynez

Elegance awaits at this beautiful black and white wedding. Equal parts classic and chic, there’s a reason why this color palette stands the test of time. From the bride’s breathtaking Berta dress to a Shelby cobra as the getaway car, you’ll love the stylish details of the day dreamed up by H & L Lovely Creations. Lush white on white blooms by Solstice Bloom are the perfect compliment to the sophisticated tone of the design artfully captured by Lovely Light Imagery. Visit the full gallery to see this classic color combination come to life.



From H & L Lovely CreationsThis chic and sleek timeless wedding inspiration at Kestrel Park in Santa Ynez CA, was inspired by The Kennedy era. We decided to add some modern-day details. With elegant yet luxe décor, this black and white wedding has all the elements for the fashion-forward bride to get inspired.



From the elegant ceremony set up to the al fresco reception, elegance fills the day. The decor has a decidedly chic feel that carries from the beginning to the end of this inspiration shoot.



White on white flowers, fancy tables with no linens to show off their lux, elegant black chairs for the ceremony, a stunning Berta dress, a hand-decorated cake with piped flowers throughout, champagne tower, exquisite cocktails, a black convertible Shelby cobra as a getaway car were a few of the elements used.



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Photography: Lovely Light Imagery | Cinematography: PA Wedding Films | Event Design: H & L Lovely Creations | Event Planning: H & L Lovely Creations | Event Stylist: H & L Lovely Creations | Floral Design: Solstice bloom | Wedding Dress: Berta | Wedding Dress: Lovella Bridal | Cake: Lila Cake Shop | Invitations: Handwritten by Cat | Ceremony Venue: Kestrel Park | Reception Venue: Kestrel Park | Shoes: Bella Belle | Jewelry: Nea Milano | Groom's Attire: Friar Tux | Vintage Car: Redempta Rentals | Bar: Dalton and Co. | Beauty: Veronica Lara | Couture Gown: Millia London | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Styling Mats: Chasing Stone

A Sophisticated Wedding in Banyan Tree Mayakoba Exclusive Venue

This elegant wedding at Banyan Tree Mayakoba is sure to stand the test of time. Equal parts sophisticated and super fun, we can’t help but fall in love with this special day. Love On Top Weddings designed a day with a fresh green and white color palette to create a destination wedding day that wows. Chic florals by VANESSA JAIMES Floral Design give a nod to the exotic locale with the inclusion of tropical leaves. The love and happiness of the day shines in the artful imagery by Kyle John Photography. Take a trip to Mexico in the full gallery.




From the bride… The inspiration for our wedding day was simple and clean. I wanted something that would be timeless and that I would look back and always love. I think we achieved just that.



I loved the planning visit, everything was organized and planned out perfectly and I felt like we knocked out so many decisions. I felt so relieved once I left because I had a better idea of what everything would look like. I would 100% recommend each bride make the time to do a planning visit.



Our guests loved the resort, the biggest feedback we have received was that they enjoyed having the day after the wedding to hang out with everyone and talk about the wedding. Almost every person has told us that is what they loved the most. I won’t change a thing and I’ll do it again and again!




Cinematography: Brooke Boyd Photo + Film | Event Planning: Love On Top Weddings | Floral Design: VANESSA JAIMES Floral Design | Reception Venue: Banyan Tree Mayakoba | Fireworks: Special Events Mexico | Hair & Make Up: Zoe Elizabeth Makeup Artist | Lighting & AV: JSAV | Lounge Rentals: Rebel Bloom Rentals | Neon Sign & Sparklers: SM Audiovisual | Photo: Kyle John Photography | Rentals: Canteiro Weddings | Wedding PR: My Planner Journal

Custom Everything for This Stunning Arrowhead Hill Wedding

This insanely gorgeous Texas wedding justifies our love for the iconic Arrowhead Hill. Mikaela and Charles celebrated their love just as they should — in a beautifully curated setting, surrounded by their nearest and dearest. Alyssa Meeks Events went above and beyond to produce a timeless design we won’t soon forget. Every moment was filled with exceptional beauty thanks to the flower-forward work of Maxit Flower Design. If you’re a summer bride-to-be, this wedding is for you! There’s so much to love about this fairytale day in the full gallery, artistically captured by Courtney Leigh Photography!

From Courtney Leigh Photography… From custom bars, custom signature cocktails named after the couple’s fur babies, a fully restored (by the bride’s father) Bronco as the get-away car that doubled as a photo-op throughout the wedding day, to timeless florals and details, to fine dining and nods to the family’s business – this wedding was one we will never forget! Mikaela and Charles were beaming with joy all day long and we can’t help but swoon over the linens, blooms and modern yet timeless design of their wedding day.

From the Bride… Charles and I really wanted our wedding weekend to be something our guests would always remember. We wanted each guest to come into the doors feeling welcomed and loved. I also wanted every detail to be well thought out and have a purpose. We never formally decided on colors but overtime realized that it turned out to be neutrals and whites with a pop of a beautiful light blue.

We knew that we wanted our wedding to be a weekend long experience for our wedding party, instead of just a day, which is why we were so excited to have our wedding at Arrowhead Hill (along with a million other reasons, including the family who owns it being the sweetest people, and yes we love family owned businesses); Arrowhead has the cutest cottages on the property for everyone to stay at during the weekend. We greeted each guest with a beautiful, detailed welcome box that incorporated our wedding colors, custom monogram and designs, along with our favorite sweets: chocolate chip cookies, Homemade Texas Trail-Mix, Homemade Popcorn, and a light blue emergency kit packed with all the necessities. Staying on the property allowed Charles, our dads, and his groomsmen to go skeet-shooting the day of the wedding while the girls were getting ready – it was the perfect activity for them!

There were a few special details that we knew we wanted to incorporate into our big day: our precious puppies, Honey & Ivory (White Lab and Golden Retriever), and my family’s business that my parents started from the ground up that has been in our life ever since I can remember: Aquamarine Pools. We created “The Honey & Ivory” cocktail, which was a blend of Honey, Lemonade and Whiskey topped with a Honey Stick Stirrer and the “The Aquapools” cocktail which was a Blue Patron Margarita, with a blue salt rim, topped with a custom Aquapools logo stirrer stick. We also made napkins with custom pictures of Honey & Ivory in watercolors. Charles and I met at Texas A&M so we knew he had to make an Aggie Grooms cake – Cakes by Gina went above and beyond for both of our cakes! My mom played in the worship band at our church growing up; needless to say, she loves music. She was so excited when it came to both of us choosing our band: Drywater Band. They did an amazing job, and even learned our First Dance Song “Touching Heaven” for Charles and I (we heard this song for the first time during a NeedtoBreathe and JohnnySwim concert near the same location he ended up proposing at just a year later). Drywater also learned two songs we wanted sung at our ceremony. One of the songs was “The Blessing” during communion; the words are so powerful and they learned it perfectly. This has been our prayer over the future of our family. It really made the ceremony personal and emotional!

A few things detail wise that I was most excited about was the dance floor, the escort wall, and the food. I had originally wanted a black and white checkered dance floor until our wedding planner, Alyssa, found a BLUE and white checkered dance floor – this was the most beautiful and exciting yes! Our escort wall was made of acrylic and placed in front of Arrowhead’s beautiful property so you could watch the sunset through the acrylic walls under the tent. Wolfgang Puck exceeded all expectations when it came to our catering. They made every detail so perfect and even went above and beyond when it came to customizing our final plates. The Hors d’Oeuvres consisted of Spago’s Signature Spicy Tuna Tartare in a Sesame Miso Cone (my favorite), Wagyu Carpaccio, Mini Beef Wellingtons, their famous Chicken Pot Pies and Vegetable Spring Rolls. The main dish consisted of a Roasted Filet and Main Crab Cake – it was perfect.

Finally, my dad allowed us to use his remodeled Bronco that he had been working on for a few years as our getaway car – this was my favorite car of his. He was so excited and made sure it was spotless and ready for the wedding weekend. It was so fun watching the guests take pictures in front of it upon their arrival as it was parked right in front of the chapel. Alyssa had the wonderful idea of decorating it with all the beautiful florals and a wreath that Maria from Maxit Flower Design hand crafted.

I am so thankful for my parents, Alyssa (our wedding planner), and every single vendor who made sure every detail came to life perfectly!

Photography: Courtney Leigh Photography | Videography: The Crakes | Event Planning: Alyssa Meeks Events | Floral Design: Maxit Flower Design | Wedding Dress: Lovely Bridal Shop | Invitations: Alyssa Meeks Events | Ceremony Venue: Arrowhead Hill | Reception Venue: Arrowhead Hill | Catering: Wolfgang Puck Catering | Hair and Makeup: Etoilly Artistry | Band: The Drywater Band | Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab | Linens: BBJ Linen | La Tavola Linen | Rentals: Aztec Events | Rentals: Blooming Gallery Scott Konitzer | Rentals: Mikes Dance Floors

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Pastel Inspired Micro Wedding n Downtown Charleston

Are you utterly obsessed with pastels? Us too! This micro wedding at The Gadsden House in Charleston is giving us all the colors we crave. A. Caldwell Events planned the prettiest of days filled with personal touches. Soft and romantic blooms by Tiger Lily have us falling head over heels in love. You can feel the joy of the day in the elegant imagery by Sacia Matthews Photography. Don’t miss the full gallery for endless inspiration.



From Sacia Matthews PhotographyStephanie and Bobby are Charlotte, NC locals who knew they wanted to have an intimate, family-focused affair in downtown Charleston in 2020. Just two weeks before their wedding day, they both ended up with COVID-19 and had to make the heartbreaking decision to postpone their wedding to the spring of 2021. On a gorgeous April day, their dreams came true and they partnered up with principal planner Ali with A. Caldwell Events to create a stunning day that felt personal, intimate, and floral-filled.



The wedding took place at The Gadsden House, a wonderful venue in the middle of downtown Charleston that provided the perfect backdrop for their nuptials while keeping their guests close to the unique charm that Charleston also offers for destination weddings. They included traditions that were close to their family, for example jumping the broom, and keeping family in their wedding party to surround them with love the entire day.



The couple also included samplings of low-country bites that are prime Charleston specialties including light bites of chicken and waffles and ham biscuits to name a few. Beginning the day with gorgeous summer-infused details, an emotional first touch, and ending with an al-fresco dinner with an epic Charleston sunset, this day was one to remember for this very special couple!




Photography: Sacia Matthews Photography | Event Planning: A. Caldwell Events | Floral Design: Tiger Lily | Catering: King Street Hospitality Group | Hair and Makeup: Paper Dolls | lighting: IES | Wedding Venue: The Gadsden House | Ceremony Musicians: Classical Charleston | Dessert: Ashley Bakery | Rentals: EventWorks

This Inclusive Bridesmaid Dress Company Has Styles That Flatter Each of The ‘Leading Ladies’ in Your Life!

You’ve found THE dress, and now, it’s time to find the ‘perfect’ bridesmaids’ gowns for the girls who’ve stuck with you through thick and thin! Leading Ladies LA has revolutionized bridesmaid dresses since 2019 with its inclusive sizing from 00-30 and gives ‘maids who prefer custom sizing that fits their bodies like a glove the option to have their dresses made to their exact measurements for just $10 extra. Leading Ladies is all about empowering your girls to express themselves and offers up to two customizations per dress so that each bridesmaid will have a dress that is slightly different and distinctly theirs. With a variety of necklines and lengths and the options of adding a slit or pockets, your #bridesquad has the freedom to tailor their dresses in a way that accentuates and celebrates their unique figures!

Looking to mix and match your ‘maids? Leading Ladies LA offers mix and match fabric styles to create a truly modern look for your bridal party. Connie is a classic and universally flattering style with its sweetheart neckline and flowy skirt. Carter is a gorgeous option for maids-of-honor or a bridesmaid who wants a different look with a halter top bodice. Kaia is perfect if you want to play with length! Its halter top pairs with a midi-length high-low skirt that drapes beautifully to show off your girls’ stunning shapes. For non-traditional bridesmaids, shake things up and choose from a Half Lace/Half Chiffon or Half Sequin/Half Chiffon top and bottom separates. Another added bonus of this fabulous and inclusive company is that all their dresses start at $99, and top and bottom separates are sold for $69 each. Leading Ladies believes that feeling beautiful and confident in your bridesmaid dress shouldn’t cost a pretty penny. So, stand out and break tradition without breaking the bank!

Fall brides — check bridesmaids’ gowns off your wedding planning to-do list! Leading Ladies just launched sleek new velvet styles in rich shades that will perfectly complement the autumnal foliage on your special day! Bridesmaids with a classic style will love the ultra chicness and sleekness of Dakota — a self-tie spaghetti strap number with a daring slit! If your girls love a sweet, feminine look, Sophie is perfect for them with its modern take on cold-shoulder sleeves and a skirt that will flow with them down the aisle and on the dance floor! If edgy and trendsetting describes your ‘maids, they’ll love Ainsley’s figure-hugging shape and showstopping back cutout — a true party in the back AND the front! But no matter what season or style, with elastic waistbands, chic sleeve styles, supportive straps, and oh-so-flattering designs, all your girls will walk down the aisle feeling comfortable and confident in their Leading Ladies LA dresses!

Bridesmaids' Dresses: Leading Ladies LA