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Here’s Why That Pricey Wedding Photography Cost Is Worth Every Penny

If you’ve taken the time to look at potential photographers and their pricing, you may have noticed that it can be WAY expensive. But there is absolutely a reason why: wedding photography is in a class of its own. We don’t mean that in an aesthetic, “look how pretty it is” way. We mean that in the nitty gritty amount of work that goes into it way. Wedding photographers develop a unique skill set, dealing with sticky situations, anxious brides, sudden weather changes, and other hiccups. It is through years of trial and effort, practice, training, and development, plus sheer hard work that they have become the artists that they are! And yes, they are artists. 

To get all your wedding photography questions answered and more, check out our Ultimate Wedding Photography Guide on Amazon or our SMP Shop

Photo by Jen Huang Photography

Like most vendors, photographers quote based off the cost of material and their time—but keep in mind, that goes well beyond the number of hours they put in on the day of! An experienced photographer will go all in to make sure they’re ready for your day. They will take time to visit your ceremony and reception sites, to make sure they’re  familiar with the surroundings of their snaps, what layout and lighting they’ll be working with, and what (if any) challenges they might face. Not to mention, they will take time to meet with you beforehand to get a sense of who you guys are as a couple and what you’re envisioning for your special day. Then after the wedding is done, they’ll spend marathon days editing photos to produce a gorgeous, well-curated portfolio. 

Photo by Dana Cubbage Weddings

So with that in mind, here’s a list of some factors photographers take into consideration when building out their pricing:

  • Educational Background | Is the photographer academically trained in photography? Are they continuing their development on a regular basis by participating in workshops and conferences? 
  • Years of Experience | How long have they been shooting weddings? 
  • Location | Photographers in large cities and destination locations  may charge more for their services.
  • Awards and Accolades | Has their work earned any honors or distinctions over the years? (This can often show you what kind of weddings they’re exceptional at shooting.) 
  • Published Features | Do they have work featured in prominent and industry-leading wedding publications like Style Me Pretty? While it might not be especially important to you, it does bolster those aforementioned professional accolades.
  • Hours of Coverage | How long will they be available on your wedding day? Do you need them from morning until midnight, or would six hours suffice? 
  • Second Shooters | A second shooter is, of course, an additional expense, but having one will allow for more moments to be captured during larger weddings. Unless your wedding is small and intimate, a second shooter is pretty much a must. You can trust your photographer’s recommendation on this.
  • Travel Expenses | Will the photographer need to travel a long distance to attend your wedding? What sort of traveling expenses might they incur? You’ll be responsible for covering these additional costs.  
  • Hours of Editing | So much time and energy is put into editing the photos from your day! As a rule of thumb, the more hours of coverage you have, the more time the gallery will take to edit.
  • Gear | The tools a photographer uses are costly and, as such, can factor into pricing. This includes state of the art cameras, lenses, lights, reflectors, styling mats, film (if a film photographer), etc. Top notch photographers replace their gear regularly!
  • Album Costs | Most good photography packages include luxe photo albums, and the cost to have one made will be included in your pricing should you choose to order one. We’re big fans of albums and will always recommend that you do one. Yes, it can add up, but you won’t want to skimp on this—it’s one of the best keepsakes you’ll have in life.
  • Insurance | Many high-end photographers have business insurance to cover any liability concerns that could arise (for example: if they accidentally break a glass at the venue, or if a guest trips over their camera bag or injures him/herself on a piece of photo equipment).

Because of all these factors, photographers are available for work at several pricing tiers. Keep in mind that those priced lower generally have less experience, less education, and less (or lower quality) equipment. So, if you’re looking at $ versus $$$ vendors, put in some extra time to really research them and their abilities. If you decide to inquire with them, ask about their process and background to make sure you trust them with your day.

“Every photographer is priced differently and offers a different experience to their couples. We are not all the same! Photographers differ by personality, editing style, what medium they use to create their images, the deliverables they offer, the number of shooters they offer, the experience of those second shooters, the number of images they deliver to clients, the amount of hours they spend with you on the wedding day, years of experience, the number of weddings they’ve shot, and many other variables. You’re not just comparing apples to apples when it comes to photographers.”

– Dana Cubbage, Dana Cubbage Weddings

Photo by The Happy Bloom 

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A Classic Chicago Garden Wedding Filled With Elegance At Every Turn

Not many people get to marry the love of their life twice, but this couple did just that! Plans of a big wedding were put on hold due to the pandemic, so our lovebirds decided to get married in a small family wedding instead. A year later they got married for the second time, but with the help of Kristina Taheri Special Events they threw the dream day they had been hoping for. The crisp green and white color palette at this gorgeous garden wedding kept things classic, while lush blooms designed by Life In Bloom took the celebration to new heights- literally! Living chandeliers, of greenery and white flowers, were suspended over reception tables for a look guests couldn’t help but love. Kristin La Voie Photography captured every magical moment beautifully in her artful imagery, you can see all the fun in the full gallery.




From Kristin La Voie PhotographyFrom the start of planning, we knew we wanted an outdoor wedding. After visiting venues all around Chicago we fell in love with the beauty and tranquility of the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Considering the natural aesthetic of the venue, we wanted to keep the floral simple and elegant.



We went with whites, neutrals, and greenery to parallel the gardens. Gold pops added elegance to the venue without stealing the show. Our officiant Kelly was a mutual friend of both of ours (unknowingly) before we even met! Kelly was a sorority sister of mine and met Max where she previously worked. It was so special to have her renew our vows and marry us for a second time!



It was so special that we were able to celebrate our first wedding anniversary on the same day as our original wedding. The drinks were flowing, the music was playing, and everyone was having a great time, and despite a forecast that was filled with rain, mother nature cooperated all day! It was everything we dreamed about thanks to our incredible team of vendors!



Photography: Kristin La Voie Photography | Videographer: Yours Truly | Floral Design: Life In Bloom | Dress: Anne Barge | Invitations: Ashley's Custom Stationary | Ceremony Venue: Chicago Botanic Garden | Makeup: Shannon O'Brien MUA | Hair: The Bridal Team | Lighting: Frost Chicago | Band: Rendezvous | Transportation: KCW Coach | Hotel: LondonHouse Chicago | Planning: Kristina Taheri Special Events

Early Autumn Winery Wedding Bathed in Golden California Light

After their original wedding celebration was postponed, today’s darling couple finally tied the knot in front of their friends and family on the first anniversary of their legal union – how special is that?! Drawing on the natural beauty of their wedding venue, Chateau St. Jean in Kenwood, CA, the couple chose a playful neutral palette with a hint of moody undertones. Natalie Choi Events brought their wedding day to life, leaving no detail left unturned, while Lambert Floral Studio made our hearts skip a beat with their organic, textural arrangements. See all the can’t miss moment from their day at the full gallery – all taken by Kristine Herman Photography!

From Natalie Choi Events… Joyce & Will were married in the last days of summer leading into fall foliage just starting to turn golden, with Chateau St. Jean the perfect backdrop for their wedding. After postponing their wedding from their originally planned 2020 date, their new wedding date landed on the first anniversary of their legal union.

To complement the natural beauty of late summer-early autumn, we chose a neutral palette with a hint of mood, pulling in luxurious textures such as velvet linens from La Tavola and a modern organic touch with stoneware tabletop rentals from Theoni.

Lambert Floral Studio’s textural floral arrangements celebrated all the best ingredients of the season, from large, lush dahlias to hints of dried grasses. Joyce & Will are two souls who exude so much positivity and glowing joy, the golden tones of their wedding perfectly embody who they are and their love.

Following their ceremony on the lawn with a backdrop of rows of vines and the rolling hills of wine country, guests enjoyed cocktails in the shady Formal Gardens, before rejoining us on the lawn for dinner. Both having been part of a dance crew together, Joyce & Will made sure there was plenty of time for getting down on the dance floor at the end of the night – including a special performance with their parents to Dynamite by BTS.

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Photography: Kristine Herman Photography | Videography: Kapsule Co | Event Planning: Natalie Choi Events | Floral Design: Bud Botanical | Catering: Park Avenue Catering | Hair & Makeup: Joyce Zhou | DJ: Dart Collective | Wedding Venue: Chateau St Jean | Linens: BBJ Linen | La Tavola Linen | Photobooth: Chroma Photobooth | Rentals: Standard Event Rentals | Rentals: Theoni Collection

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Modern Chic Garden Wedding Filled With Carefully Curated Details

You can feel the love pouring out of this California wedding! From hand-drawn calligraphy from the bride’s little sisters to custom edible drink toppers this modern chic wedding is all about the special touches. Cara Goset of Everly By MGE designed a day bringing the couple’s wedding vision to life, and Penelope Pots brought the romance to life with some of the most beautiful blooms we’ve ever seen. The joy of the day is artfully captured in the imagery by Amy Golding, see it all in the full gallery.




From Amy GoldingSince the bride grew up in Southern California, she always dreamed of having part of her wedding include the Mission San Juan Capistrano. The couple gifted their guests, all from out of town, with the sweetest welcome bag filled with their favorite treats plus custom mini bottles of “Casa Kearns” tequila named after them.



Bridesmaids wore mismatched dresses of various shades of pink. The bride’s twin little sisters hand calligraphed the escort signage and the welcome sign as a gift to their older sister.



The couple had custom edible drink toppers for their champagne coupes. Honoring their Japanese heritage, the couple displayed 1000 paper cranes that they folded together. Lanterns hung over the wedding party’s table, and the place settings featured a modern chic design with black glassware and sleek brushed silver flatware.



Photography: Amy Golding | Event Planning: Lauren of Everly by MGE | Floral Design: Penelope Pots | Cake: Laura Marie Cakes | Catering: 24 Carrots Catering and Events | DJ: Elevated Pulse Productions | Venue: Franciscan Gardens | Beauty: A Toast To Beauty | Menus: Something Lettered

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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Shop Holiday Decor at Style Me Pretty for 40% Off Right Now

We’d usually be taking this time — i.e. Thanksgiving Week — to talk ALL about the start of engagement season, but we’ve actually already done that (and will continue all the way through Valentine’s Day ♥️). So, now we can pause on all things soon-to-be-married and embrace some very-merry decorating goals instead. If your home can use some ho-ho-hygge as the holidays draw near, then you’ll want to take a peek at our Style Me Pretty Shop. In addition to all of our wedding products, our best-selling buys and our newer ‘I do’ debuts, we also have a stacked collection of seasonal decor sure to make even the Grinchiest home-owning naysayers (you know who we mean, those who cringe at the sight of any festive home furnishings #WeAllKnowSomeone) change their tune. 

From tablescaping secret weapons and whimsical mugs to stylish stockings and tasteful throw pillows, there’s something perfect for every room in your house. Shop now through Tuesday, November 30th, and enjoy your plaid, gold glam, and/or cream and crimson accessories at major savings! We’re combining Black Friday deals with Cyber Monday markdowns — so everything is 40 percent off

Photo by Anya Kernes 

Here are just a few standouts in our list of favorites: 

 

Eat. 

A merry serving tray for Santa and his reindeer, cheerful cloth napkins, and charming charger plates to make your holiday place settings all the more magical. 

 

Drink. 

A mug made especially for seasonal sips and cold-weather cocoas. 

 

And Be Merry. 

All the things that bring a swirl of holiday spirit and a gleeful glow into our humble abodes. From joyful candle holders and good tiding reminders to aesthetic stockings and statement-making accent pillows, these decorative details are full of sparkle. 

So, make your list [of the holiday home lewks you like] and check it twice — and scout items in the Style Me Pretty Shop that match up just right. Our holiday shop will be here from now through the New Year, but don’t miss out on our steep Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings. Find your faves and add everything to the cart ASAP, because everything is 40 percent off! 

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Elevated Modern-Retro Fall Wedding Inspiration In Texas

With thoughtful and intentionally playful details, the whimsy of this inspirational shoot is sure to put a smile on your face. Subtle retro nods, carefully curated by The Venue Studio, beautifully befit the setting of this special day. Varying greenery textures, grasses, and small hints of fall foliage designed by Truth and Blooms create a modern, organic look that we can’t get enough of. Every magical moment was lovingly captured in the imagery by Abbey Leigh Photography, you can watch the full day unfold in the full gallery.




From The Venue StudioI wanted this shoot to embody the wedding venue’s brand through the colors, patterns and fonts that were used. The entire shoot was inspired by the wallpaper designer Morris & Co. that is seen in the staircase leading up to the bridal room. I love how this designer beautifully combines modern and traditional design to create something timeless.



I selected the Morris & Co. Pimpernel pattern to set the tone for the color palette of the shoot. This pattern was used throughout the shoot for fluidity. However, I incorporated the gingham pattern for a pop of color & pattern, that is seen in the venue bridal suite pillows.



This shoot was designed with a bride in mind who isn’t afraid of pattern and color and is willing to incorporate untraditional elements into her special day, like an Oyster bar for guests to enjoy!



Photography: Abbey Leigh Photography | Event Design: Kim | Floral Design: Truth & Blooms | Wedding Dress: Sophie et Voilà | Shoes: Loeffler Randall | Groom's Attire: SuitShop | Beauty: Luna Beauty & Bridal | Cake and Desserts: Caked by Dani | Dress Boutique: a&be bridal shop | Film Lab: The Find Lab | Host: The Editorial Series | Invitations & Paper: East Rose Studio | Jewelry & Rings: Nicole Mera | Linens: Nuage Designs | Location: Wish Well House | Rentals: Table Manners | Veil & Headband: Untamed Petals | Wood Board: Arbor Grain

Would You Believe Us if We Told You This Was a REAL Wedding?

Get ready to do a double take – because it’s hard to believe this is an actual real wedding. A drop dead gorgeous, statement-sleeve gown, Villa Balbiano, and a firework show to end the night with a bang – I mean, does it get any better? To make it all the more unbelievable,  this Lake Como affair was planned in just two short months! All thanks to the talented team at Happy Moments Collector. Julia Kaptelova Photography was there to capture every last detail, we can’t wait to see our Pinterest feeds filled with magic from today’s full gallery!

From Happy Moments Collector… This wedding was planned in less than 2 months! But we were lucky enough having the couple who were very fast with the decision making and very organized! And we are not mentioning how beautiful and model looking the bride and groom are… When we saw the guests on the wedding day – we literally thought we are having only models around! Young and beautiful! The couple fell in love with villa Balbiano and after the site inspection it was 100% match. Villa itself and amazing gardens overlooking the lake – it can’t leave you without taking the breath away. 

For the flowers and decor overall we had 2 different opinions and references from the bride and groom and we needed to find some solution that would work for both parties. Groom tended to something more classical and timeless in white/blush colours and the bride, on the contrary, wanted something more saturated in terms of colours and trendy but at the same time natural looking and elegant. So we decided to merge mostly light colours with some hints of burgundy, navy and golden elements. So at the end we had really elegant garden wedding. 

Play of high flower arrangements at some tables and lower arrangements with chandelieres hung above added movement and chic to the table setting. Modern garden furniture added trendy look to the aperitif and dinner area. Dinner was accompanied by sets of the cover band playing famous songs together with the touching speeches from the guests and entertainment from the famous talk show host. 

Cutting of the cake was done with the background of the fireworks that added so much romance and festive feeling to the moments that everyone was literally fascinated. And we can’t help mentioning the looks of the bride starting from the morning till the end of the event! The main wedding dress was just out of words! Very stylish and fancy. The second black and white dress that was very elegant and at the same time trendy was fantastic as well. The preparation shoot and the wedding itself were such a blast for all of the team of vendors that we are looking forward to the anniversary of this beautiful couple a lot!

Photography: Julia Kaptelova Photography | Cinematography: Smile Emotion | Event Design: Happy Moments Collector | Event Planning: Happy Moments Collector | Floral Design: Figli Dei Fiori | Wedding Dress: murashkaofficial | Reception Venue: Villa Balbiano | Catering: Sunlake Catering | Entertainment: Mikhail Belyanin | DJ: DJ Alex Fresh | Make-up and Hair: Lidija Malinovskaia | Music and technical equipment: Blunotte Eventi | Rentals: Latini | Second Dress: Rasario

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Stylish And Sophisticated Wedding Inspiration In North Carolina

Be prepared to have your breath taken away, this North Carolina editorial is one for the books. Filled with three sensational bridal looks, and a bevy of romantic multicolored blooms by Petal and Vine, this inspiration is perfect for the modern bride. Heather Benge Events carefully curated all of the magical moments, and Tanya B McSween artfully captured them all in her beautiful imagery. You’ll fall in love with all the elegance in the full gallery.




From Tanya B McSweenThe combo of this gorgeous sunlight-drenched, open-air venue and the perfect fall color palette is giving us all the warm fuzzies for this editorial. The Providence Cotton Mill was the perfect place to bring wedding magic to life.



We paired mauve with shades of greens and burgundy, among other accent colors, along with wood and mixed metal elements to create an epic inspirational wedding shoot. Beautiful colors and sophisticated styling do not disappoint.



Exposed brick and large open arches, beautiful models, and stunning details – what more could you want? This inspiration shoot is sure to fill every heart’s desire.



Photography: McSween Photography | Event Design: Styled Shoots Across America | Event Planning: Heather Benge Events | Floral Design: Petal and Vine | Cake: Skies the Limit Cake Studio | Stationery: Art by Ashley Triggiano | Beauty: Sunkissed And Made Up | Bridal Gown: Pronovias | Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Providence Cotton Mill | Green Wedding Gown: Styled Gowns | Rentals: Kelly Williams, A Bushel and a Peck Vintage Rentals

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Get Gift Giving With Brilliant Earth’s Holiday Gift Guide With Something for Everyone…Even YOU!

Be the star gifter this Holiday season with Brilliant Earth’s standout jewelry pieces that make for the ultimate, unforgettable gift!  Trust us — it will light up the room and put a beaming smile on your loved one’s face! With Brilliant Earth’s wide array of ethically-crafted pieces, you’re bound to find something for everyone on your list! So, check it twice, spread some cheer, and start shopping for all the ‘someone specials’ in your life!

Timeless or trendsetting? From maximalism to minimalism, Brilliant Earth has dazzling designs for every sense of style! P.S. We totally recommend a Tennis Bracelet for the effortlessly elegant woman in your life! Any bracelet from Brilliant Earth’s collection, featuring styles in white gold and platinum and a variety of carat weights, will be a winner she’ll LOVE! For those looking to give a gift with meaning and honor the sentimentality of the season, Brilliant Earth is your destination for intentional and purpose-filled pieces. Add a personal touch to your gift with the birthstone collection, engravable collection, and jewelry that gives back.

If you’re not certain about the ‘perfect’ gift, Brilliant Earth’s Holiday Gift Guides are a fantastic place to start — ! There’s one for Her, Him, The Luxe Lover, The Trendsetter, The Minimalist, and Everyone! If you’re still not confident about your final choice, you can always use the “Send As A Gift” feature on Brilliant Earth’s website. With the click of a button, your recipient can put the finishing touch on their gift by selecting their desired metal. You can also take the creative & collaborative approach with Brilliant Earth’s “Create Your Own Necklace” and “Create Your Own Earrings” and have the recipient help design the jewelry piece of their dreams! Or, give the recipient the reins with a gift card to purchase the piece that is uniquely and effortlessly them!

Get ready to RING in a very merry unwrapping experience this year! Brilliant Earth is stocked with sparkling gifts and ready to get you into the spirit of the season with jewelry pieces that bring all the joy without harming the environment. Afterall, the best present is one that is both thoughtfully made and thoughtfully selected!

Jewelry: Brilliant Earth

An Intimate Napa Wedding Filled With Endless Possibilities

Here’s proof that you can dream big while going small! Bellevue Floral Co. designed a day to show couple’s and vendors alike that throwing a more intimate wedding doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style. For the ceremony, a wooden arch was adorned in an aesthetic that was impactful and modern, yet soft and romantic. Covering only half of the arch, it was designed with poufs of smokebush that were painted in lavender, alongside plumes of stock, statice, and lush roses. To add an unexpected element, branches of foraged loquat fruit were tucked in throughout. The photoshoot was shot entirely on film by Radostina Boseva. Every photo on film was taken with delicate forethought and intention. You can see all of the beauty and fun in epic detail in the full gallery.




From Radostina BosevaWhen selecting a location and venue, Tre Posti immediately came to our minds. We wanted to highlight an intimate, smaller venue with endless possibilities. The idea of couples indulging in a destination weekend to celebrate their wedding also felt fitting. We knew that Napa Valley would be the perfect region to highlight!



Changing it up from the usual chairs, we opted for modern gray loungers from Seventh Heaven Vintage Rentals. We were careful to space the loungers 6-feet apart to abide by social distancing guidelines. By turning the seats slightly inward, and accenting each one with a lush floral arrangement, the path to the altar feels uniquely special.



The floral design was also an integral aspect of the photoshoot and we went playful and whimsical with our color choices. Rather than traditional ivory and blush, we wanted to encourage couples to consider a palette that was bold and memorable.



Photography: Radostina Boseva Photography | Event Design: Christina Yan | Floral Design: Christina Yan | Wedding Dress: Ephemerl | Ceremony Venue: Tre Posti Events & Catering | Catering: Tre Posti Events & Catering | Beauty: The Blush Atelier | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Rentals: Seventh Heaven Vintage Event Planning and Design | Specialty Textiles + Ribbons: Party Crush Studio

Color of the Year Evergreen Fog Makes a Major Statement at This Charleston Wedding

New wedding color palette obsession? Take one look at this gorgeous gallery from Anne Rhett Photography and you’ll find it! A Charleston Bride gathered inspiration from the surrounding property to create the most beautiful color scheme made up of color of the year, evergreen fog, and a beautiful fresh sage. Stephanie Gibbs Events worked her magic and completely transformed their outdoor tented celebration into a lush, garden-like atmosphere. To see every last detail from this charming southern fête, head on over to the full gallery and don’t forget to pin your faves!

From Amanda of A Charleston Bride… It was really important that we highlight and compliment the natural beauty of the property. I gathered inspiration from the colors and landscape at the venue and found ways to bring that beauty inside the tent. Early on in the design process Bailey expressed wanting to showcase the charm of the property such as it’s water view and grand oak trees so finding ways to make those items feel part of the tented reception became a priority. The clear top tent adorned with greenery mimicked the natural greens of the oak trees that sat right out side the tent and the area down by the water just outside the tent was utilized both during cocktail hour and the reception by being host to fun, personal tributes to the couple such as a cigar bar. Overall it was a night that fused the natural beauty of the property with the beautiful love story Bailey and Robert got to share on their wedding day with their dearest family and friends!

From the Bride, Bailey… Robert and I fell in love out of nowhere to be honest. We were introduced by a mutual friend my freshman year of college, Robert’s senior year. Our mutual friend brought him over to my apartment and I briefly said hi to him while getting ready to go out. We didn’t see each other much until about a year after our first meeting, that’s when we really hit it off! Our mutual friend (Thank you Nick) was coming into town. He called me and asked me to meet up with them. It was a classic college love story from there. We met up in a sticky floor bar and hit it off! The next weekend was Valentine’s Day and I wasn’t expecting anything since we had just met, but he surprised me with a customized shirt with a quote I had said the first night we hung out. At that moment I knew he was special but had no idea how special! We didn’t go on a real date for a few weeks and that was all me. I was too nervous to sit across from him at a table so I was too shy to go to some fancy dinner and asked that our first “date” be takeout in front of his TV with his dog. And that’s exactly what we did! From there I fell pretty quickly for him. He’s the most caring and thoughtful person I have ever met. He showed me from day one how special I am to him and he continues to do so every day! About a year and a half later he surprised me with a weekend getaway where he proposed. It was perfect!

On the use of green as central color:

Hunter green is my favorite color. I am a nature lover and I think that’s partially why green is my favorite color. I love how natural it is and I knew it would be a timeless classic look.  

On their looks:

I found my dress while scrolling on pinterest in December 2019 a few weeks after Robert proposed. I actually showed a picture of it to my mother-in-law and said “I think this is my dress, but I know I need to keep an open mind!” I didn’t actually go dress shopping until August of the next year but still loved the dress I had saved on Pinterest. I made myself go to a bridal shop that didn’t have my pinterest dress first, just to make myself try others on. But as soon as I put my dress on at our second stop, I knew it was the one. Since my dress was not very busy, I knew I wanted a fun veil. The woman helping me at the bridal shop brought this beautiful veil out with petals and as soon as I put it on I said yes, this is it!

Robert’s green jacket was selected partially by force..Well, not exactly force, but I really wanted him to wear a hunter green jacket. It took a little bit of convincing but eventually he loved the idea. I had such a vision for our wedding in my mind and he had to be in hunter green. We took a color sample of the bridesmaid dresses to Berlins on King and found an exact match. It was so much fun at that point because Robert got to customize his tux jacket which made it so much more special. I knew I wanted something on the collar that tied in the wedding and I mentioned the idea to the specialist at Berlins. He made a bold move and asked the designer to add “Just Married” on the collar and we loved it.

What was your favorite part of the wedding?

This is such a hard question. It’s not one specific thing, but I think one of my favorite parts was how loved Robert and I felt. I am such an easy going person (at least I think so) and I wanted our wedding day to be just that. Every part of that day fell into place perfectly and it could not have been more fun! I loved getting to see all of our family and friends come together and celebrate us in the way they did. And of course, the band!

I still cannot believe how beautiful everything was. My wedding planners at A Charleston Bride made the venue exactly how I envisioned it! I wanted everything to be in shades of green, flowers everywhere, a timeless look, and they did just that.  I cannot brag enough about how amazing the team of people are that helped put together our wedding day! Robert and I loved every moment of that day and want to thank everyone that made it so special for us! 

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Photography: Anne Rhett Photography | Videography: Hart to Heart Media | Event Design: A Charleston Bride | Event Planning: A Charleston Bride | Floral Design: Stephanie Gibbs Events | Gown: Sarah Seven | Stationery: Dear Elouise | Reception Venue: Patrick Properties Hospitality Group | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Rings: Loy Harn Jewelers | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Hair and Makeup: Ash & Co. | Groom's Attire: Scabal | Groom's Attire: Berlin's For Men | Officiant: The Reverend Doctor Vance E. Polley | Transportation: SC Express | Bridal Gown Shop: Lovely Bridal Shop | Bride's Bracelet: Cartier | Earrings: Jean's Bridal | Getaway Car: Lowcountry Valet | Lighting + Draping: Loluma | Linens: Stradley Davidson Linen Collective | Linens: BBJ Linen | La Tavola Linen | Music: Holy City Strings | Photo Booth: MVP Photobooth Charleston | Reception Band: The Free with Sam Hill Entertainment | Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals | Rentals: EventWorks | Veil: Camilla Christine

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The Gifts Your Newly-Engaged Friend Will Get All the Feels Receiving

When your best friend, sister, close cousin, former roomie, etc. gets engaged, it’s an incredibly exciting time. You might even start saying “We’re getting married!!!” whenever you talk or see them, because let’s be honest, bride vibes are magnetizing. The thing to remember here, though, is that while it’s a seriously momentous occasion for your loved one, there’s a fine line between being enthusiastic and helping to motivate them for the big day and being inadvertently pressuresome or just a tad bit overwhelming in the process. You’ll want to keep things fun, friendly, and supportive, because wedding planning is a beast of an undertaking and they’ll be taking care of the tough stuff already.

Here are just a few ways to show the bride-to-be that you’re her hype squad now and right on through her happily ever after.

Photo by Saje Photography

 

Be there for all the tears. 

And yes, there will be lots of them. Happy ones. Sad ones. Ones out of frustration. Ones out of elation. If anything happens to make your BFF emotional, then make sure she knows you’re there to cry with her, to blot out the worries, and to help her bounce back (even if that just means grabbing some of her latest obsessions from Sephora, dropping them into a cute new makeup bag for the bride, and hand delivering the haul to her house). 

Be her planning champion.


With a wedding on the horizon, she’ll inevitably be hustling before you or she knows it — that’s why you’ll want to get familiar with all the things on her growing to-do list and 1) help her find a way to organize it  2) offer to tag in when/if she needs a break and 3) provide advice only when she asks for it. Planning a wedding can incite commentary, unsolicited opinions, etc. from everyone in the bride and her partner’s lives, so instead of complicating matters, try your best not to bombard her with too many ideas and details that might keep her up at night. Bring the coffee in the morning and remind her that you’re ready and raring to go whenever she is! 

Photo by Courtney Leigh

Be the maven of bride-perfect-moments.

By that, we mean, wherever/whenever there’s an opportunity to make a moment throughout her engagement even more meaningful and special, be the one who seizes it. So, have a bride tumbler (filled with her favorite spa water) waiting for her at her desk the first Monday morning following her proposal. Whip out a faux bouquet when she’s trying things on at her bridal appointment — you know, for that “oh, there’s the bride” effect. And bring some extra glow to all of her bridal shower, bachelorette, and wedding morning festivities. But first, drinks…  

Photo by Courtney Leigh

Gifts aren’t necessary, of course, but every bride-to-be appreciates friends making their poised-for-the-aisle  adventure all the more merry. Be sure to shop our totally-curated Style Me Pretty Collection for all the extra sparkle post-proposal!

Photo by Studio Rendition

 

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How to Choose a Wedding Stationer That’s Right for You

Deciding between custom, semi-custom, and mass-market invitations often comes down to what you value and prioritize most. However, the formality of the event and level of investment in other areas should also inform your plan for stationery. If you’re hosting a black tie destination wedding weekend on Lake Como, mass-market stationery will probably not be able to properly communicate what your guests should expect. These destination affairs typically have intense, weekend itineraries that require a lot more than traditional invitation suites can convey with simple accommodations, reception, and RSVP cards. Likewise, a backyard picnic wedding with casual attire doesn’t necessarily call for custom, foil-printed invitations on handmade paper. Consider what works best for you and your partner in the grand scheme of things and plan accordingly. 

For more stationery tips & advice from the pros – explore our Ultimate Stationery Guide on Amazon or our SMP Shop

Photography by Anya Kernes Photography | Stationery by Olive Saint Lily

Once you’ve decided which general direction best fits your needs, it’s time to choose a specific stationer or retailer. Consider the atmosphere and feeling you want on your wedding day, and find a stationer that matches the tone you’re looking to achieve. If you’re dreaming of handmade paper, look for a vendor who is experienced in working with that material. Our Real Weddings and LBB Directory, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google are all great places to find vendors that fit your style if you don’t have a wedding planner to make recommendations. Just like we mentioned earlier, you can find something that truly gives you ALL those heart eyes just by taking a peek of our Instagram feed and following the tagged trail to the stationer of your dreams. 

Photography by KT Merry Photography | Stationery by Paper Birch Designs

 

“Ask yourself, what is the feeling you want your wedding day to have? If you want your wedding to be clean, modern and minimalist, don’t choose a vendor whose style is feminine, elaborate and romantic. Not only do you want someone who matches your style and taste, but your vendor wants to work with someone who will allow them to showcase their best style of work.”  –Emily Mayne, Emily Mayne Studio

Photography by Katie Grant Photography | Stationery by Veronica Halim Calligraphy

When you narrow down your choices to a few vendors, inquire with them to receive a quote. If you’re ordering custom, the designer may want to schedule a phone call or ask you a few questions to get to know you better before putting options together. When you receive a quote and see what they can offer, consider if their process, pricing, and availability fits your needs, and feel free to ask them questions! Vendors appreciate when clients engage in some Q&A, it shows how seriously they take their services. 

Photography by Luna de Mare Photography | Stationery by Plume Calligraphy 

 

“Ask questions! And then also be sure to ask if the vendor if they have their own ideas to contribute. The best invites are a team effort, not a one-way conversation.” -Michael Musser, Anticipate Invitations

Custom and semi-custom stationery involves a vendor relationship, so become familiar with who they are and how they work. When you’re confident that a vendor is the one that will bring your stationery dreams to life, book them! 

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High School Sweethearts Get Married At A Classic Green And White Wedding

Chic and fresh, what’s not to love about a crisp green and white color palette. For their wedding, high school sweethearts Cameron and Mariana teamed up with We Tie The Knots to bring their vision of a timeless and romantic Atlanta wedding to life. Filled with fabulous touches, floral designs by Andy Beach are both organic and elegant all at once. Madeline Trent beautifully captured all of the happy moments in her artful imagery, see them all in the full gallery.




From Madeline TrentCameron and Mariana are high school sweethearts who were married in a romantic, rain-filled ceremony at the Swan House in Atlanta, Georgia. After getting ready at the nearby St. Regis Hotel, Mariana met her father downstairs and rode with him in a Rolls Royce to the Swan House where Cameron was waiting for her in the gardens for a first look.



After a joy-filled and exciting first look, the couple exchanged personal vows under the willows before taking pictures with their respective wedding parties. When it started to rain they decided to move forward with an outdoor ceremony and all the guests were happy to join them- rain or shine.



The wedding reception was a fun-filled evening with a live band, rose petal send-off, and goodnight kiss in front of family and friends before setting off to St. Lucia for their honeymoon!



Photography: Madeline Trent | Event Planning: We Tie The Knots | Event Planning: Alexandra Bailey Clark | Floral Design: Andy Beach | Wedding Dress: Martina Liana | Wedding Venue: Swan House Mansion | Beauty: Asia Nicole | Filmography: Resolute Films

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This California Wedding Paid Homage to the Couple’s East Coast Roots

You can’t go wrong with an east coast meets west coast wedding design – it’s truly the best of both worlds! Just take it from today’s gorgeous couple who tied the knot at Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma, CA. From sophisticated Nantucket-inspired fashion and fare, to airy northern california blooms and al fresco reception… together alongside CMG Weddings & Events and Flower Girl Em, the darling duo pulled off their dream wedding day, paying homage to both their West Coast venue and East Coast roots that proves it truly is all in the details. Don’t forget to check out the full gallery of inspiration captured by Rebecca Theresa Photography before you go!

They say sometimes Plan B is better than Plan A – and that’s exactly what happened when Juliana and Michael had to switch their wedding venues (and thus, wedding design), due to COVID-19. This June Sonoma wedding took full advantage of the grounds being in full bloom, and the couple incorporated their East Coast roots throughout the day for the perfect East-Meets-West Coast design! Sophisticated East Coast Nantucket vibes flowed through classic wedding fashion, a specialty cocktail hour featuring Hog Island Oysters shucked on site, and chic blue tones in the reception decor. Airy Northern California nods came into the design via Juliana’s lush organic bouquet, a dreamy al fresco reception dinner under thousands of twinkling lights, and a wine country-appropriate large scale champagne escort wall. This affair was perfectly balanced between the couple’s roots and their venue choice, creating the most beautiful garden fête!

From CMG Weddings & Events… Due to Covid, Juliana and Michael had to switch venues, and thus they had to redesign their wedding as well. But as they say, sometimes Plan B is better than Plan A and that sure was the case here.

The wedding took place at Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma, CA. Taking place in June, the grounds were in full bloom and CMG Events decided to bring the garden to life in their designs. The ceremony took place on the pond lawn. They selected the garden Mimi chairs from Encore Event Rentals and Flower Girl Em flowered the most beautiful arch and adorned the back of the aisle with growing floral arrangements. 

Cocktail Hour was held around the Cornerstone Barn. Cocktail hour featured Hog Island Oyster who shucked oysters on site, a nod at the couple’s East Coast roots. The decided on a cheeky sign that read “It’s about Shucking Time” as a tribute to their postponed wedding. Cocktail Hour also featured adorable custom signage featuring their cats by Roseville Designs and lounge furniture from Encore Event Rentals. 

After cocktail hour, guests were invited to the beautiful reception tent on the property. Guests were welcomed with a large scale champagne wall from Luxe Event Rentals, which acted as their escort card and told them what table they were seated at. Guests ooh and ahhed over the display and even took pictures with it as a backdrop. For the dining tables they did an exposed wood table for the head table and dining rounds for guests. They also did garden inspired florals and taper candles. Each guest had a menu with their name attached, acting as their place card, and the color of the name tag represented their meal selection for the catering staff. Beautiful and functional! 

Juliana and Michael danced the night away back in the barn under a sea of twinkle lights and chandeliers from Twilight Designs. Though a long journey to their day, well worth it!

Photography: Rebecca Theresa Photography | Videography: Leap Productions | Floral Design: Flower Girl Em | Cake: Flour and Bloom Cakes | Catering: FolkTable | Lighting: Twilight Design | DJ: Vox DJs | Transportation: Pure Luxury | Venue: Cornerstone Gardens Tent/Barn | Beauty: Bella Bridal Hair & Makeup | Champagne Wall Rental: Lux Event Rentals Design | Guitar: Stephan Kane | Oysters: Hog Island Oyster Company | Photo Booth: Soskiphoto | Planning: CMG Weddings & Events | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals | Stationery & Paper Goods: Roseville Designs

A Summer Private Estate Wedding In Beautiful Blue And White

For Kate and Kyle, the fifth time is the charm. This resilient and gracious couple had to reschedule their wedding day five times due to the pandemic, but once the special day finally came to fruition with the help of the planning team Bridal Bliss it was one for the books. The wedding was styled in tones of medium to dark blue and crisp clean white with greens mixed into the artful floral designs by Blum Floral. The love of the day shines in the elegant imagery by Amanda K. Photography, you can see every special detail unfold in the full gallery.




From Amanda K. PhotographyThe ceremony was held on an expansive lawn of a private estate, with one of the longest aisles I have ever seen. It was truly out of a storybook as Kate walked down with her emotional father, Mark! The bride’s brother, John, officiated the ceremony and was as sweet as he was humorous.



Post-ceremony guests were greeted to yet another English garden on the property with cocktails, a seafood station, and delicious appetizers. On the way to the reception they received table assignments from an escort wall and were seated for dinner.



A leafy print inspired by the bride’s Mira Zwillinger gown was used to create a custom monogram, and it was found on the bar facade, all printed items, and even the cake which was sitting on a table filled with florals. Tables were filled with lush florals, elegant La Tavola linens, and even personal crystal salt cellars. No detail was overlooked from a floral-filled stage facade to personalized menus, to branded water bottles.



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Cinematography: Watertown Films | Florist: Blüm, Design in Flowers | Dress: Mira Zwillinger | Cake: Dream Cakes | Catering: Art Of Catering | Lighting: Green Light Creative | DJ: Paradox Productions | Band: Red Letter Players | Ceremony Music: Duo Con Brio | Transportation: M Experience | Alterations: Anna's Bridal | Audio: Event Team Entertainment | Audio: Wagner Audio | Bar Vinyl: Letters & Dust | Bathrooms: Luxury Restroom Trailers | Beauty: Olivia Hawthorne | Day of Printing: Crave Design | Ice: PDX Ice | Photog: Amanda K Photography | Planning: Bridal Bliss | Rentals: Great Jones NW | Rentals: The Party Place | Signage: HeyHalle

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Old Botanical Garden Editorial Inspired By Impressionists’ Paintings

This romantic, Monet inspired editorial at Old Botanical Garden is filled with charming details. The beauty of nature took center stage in the well-thought out touches by Happy Doll Wedding, from the bridal morning with a big straw hat and a basket full of delphiniums, as if the bride had just been foraging for her bouquet, to an artful cake by Evelina Melnikova that seemed to sit atop an organic growing garden. Tatyana Chaiko artfully captured the intimate and artistic atmosphere in her exceptional imagery. Get inspired by all the beauty in the full gallery.




From Tatyana Chaiko… With this editorial we wanted to pay tribute to those old forgotten locations, which might be not so festive and glorious as big villas, chateaus etc, but still have their own unique charm… When Nathalie from HappyDollWeddings and I first came to this Old Botanical Garden we were mesmerized by its atmosphere – untouched and even wild. How great would it be to capture a story here and to inspire couples to widen their choice of venues, we thought.

Thinking of the starting point for our shooting we both remembered the paintings of Claude Monet and other impressionists – with lots of flowers and the most beautiful shades and tones of nature, and with this nostalgic mood. This is when we decided it would be table setting for an intimate dinner with variety of seasonal flowers, which included hydrangea, delphinium, dahlia and others. These flowers also were used in tiny details such as boutonnieres – which were individually made representing each separate flower in it.



When it came to bride & groom outfits we decided to go even more creative. Bridal morning with a big straw hat, decorated with flowers (of course), and a basket full of delphiniums – as if the bride has just been foraging for her bouquet; Nightgown with sheer bolero and bell-sleeves; and palm-grove near the old greenhouse as a location. Then came the cocktail hour for which we chose another piece of art dress created by Cathy Telle – with fluffy sleeves, which can be taken off leaving light elegant underdress. For the groom’s style we decided to go a bit retro instead of black tie – to add a bit of a nostalgic note to the whole atmosphere. And when it came to the main reception look – there was nothing better to represent it but long classic white dress with poofy bell sleeves elegantly opening the shoulders and beautiful decollete of the bride. The shoes by BellaBelle with gentle floral embroidery were chosen to rhyme with floral theme. Hair style went from natural wavy look to classic but still super-natural buns, created by Ira Sizikova. Beautiful handmade accessories by Mary Eysmont completed the look perfectly.



To create intimate and artistic atmosphere, we lightened up the candles on the table, richly decorated with the variety of blush, orange, creamy and violet-blue flowers, and made a beautiful natur-morte art out of cake, which was served on a “pillow” of greenery, flowers and even seasonal fruits and berries. The beautiful stationery set by Anna Tsymbal was made in dusty blue tones – inspired by the delphinium flower.

Can you only imagine raising a glass of rosè on a quiet summer night celebrating your love and sharing these precious moments with your beloved? Yes, we agree!.. Magic!



Photography: Tatyana Chaiko | Event Design: Happy Doll Wedding | Wedding Dress: Cathy Telle | Cake: Evelina Melnikova | Invitations: At Calligraphy | Shoes: Bella Belle | Groom: Evgeny Emmerel | Groom's Attire: Andreas Moskin | Accessories: Mariya Eysmont | Bride: Mary Sol | Location: Old Botanical Garden in Odessa, Ukraine | MUAH: Irene Syzikov

A Romantic European-Inspired Wedding at the Armour House in Chicago

If you’re dreaming of an elegant, romantic wedding with a modern touch, we’ve found the ultimate inspiration for you. This fairy tale day at the Armour House has certainly set the wedding bar high. Flowers By KH tied the details together with lush florals to die for. As for the bride’s absolutely stunning Lee Petra Grebenau dress? We can’t stop staring! All the darling details are documented in the gallery, thanks to the talented bonphotage. You don’t want to miss them! 

How We Met

From the Bride… Danny and I meeting was against all odds – Back in March 2016 I drove down to a country music festival in California with some friends. Meanwhile, Danny and his friends had flown in from Chicago, their hometown, to attend the very same festival. In a crowd of over 10,000 people, our friends collided and struck up conversation. The moment Danny and I locked eyes we were inseparable. We danced the night away and and at the end of the evening as we parted ways we promised each other that somehow, some way, we would see each other again.

Weeks passed and I couldn’t stop thinking about him. Suddenly, out of the blue, I get a call from Danny and he coolly asks, “Are you free for dinner tomorrow night?”

Out of all of the places in the world, the company that he was now interviewing for was just a drive away from my home in Los Angeles and they had asked him to fly in for a final interview. I met him for dinner the next night, we closed the restaurant down, he got the job, and the rest was history. Two years of long distance dating later I made the move out to the Midwest where we now live with our 2 year olds Fur baby, Bentley.

 

Wedding Vision

The vision I had for our wedding was French Chateau meets Napa Valley – Elegant, Romantic, with a modern touch. The pallet was timeliness white florals, fresh greenery and hints of neutrals and champagne.  To achieve our vision we wanted an authentic, European venue and Armour House couldn’t have been more perfect. With such a historical venue it was importantly to me to accent the architecture and beauty of the gardens, to become apart of the landscape, rather than detract.

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Photography: bonphotage | Floral Design: Flowers By KH | Wedding Dress: Lee Petra Grebenau | Cake: Deerfield's Bakery | Invitations: Sugared Fig Paperie | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy | Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux | Beauty: Rare Bird Beauties | Linen: BBJ Linen | Location: Armour House

This Timeless Black And White Wedding Will Take Your Breath Away

Fairytales do come true! This timeless black and white wedding at our bride’s childhood home is all the proof you need. From the live artist rendering of the wedding venue to the champagne glass escort card table, every chic detail was carefully curated by Cherry Blossom Events. Endlessly romantic lush white blooms, designed by daffodil parker, fill the day with elegance. The love and happiness of the event shines in the beautiful imagery by bonphotage, visit the full gallery to get swept away in all the romance.




From bonphotageFeast your eyes on this absolutely stunning private estate wedding at the bride’s childhood home! One look and you’ll be captivated by all the wedding magic.



Complete with a grand entrance on a boat and the most gorgeous gown, this wedding was the thing of fairy tales! Guests marveled at the well-thought-out details at every turn.



After a night of delicious food and dancing, this wedding was sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. The night ended on a sweet note with a white wedding cake overflowing with blooms.



Photography: bonphotage | Floral Design: daffodil parker | dress: WONA NYC | Cake: MsCo. Patisserie | Invitations: Bay View Printing Co. | Catering: Scott Wagner At Indulchi | Planning: Cherry Blossom Events | Rentals: Event Essentials | custom chairs: BBJ Linen | La Tavola Linen | painter: kristina brewer

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European Destination Wedding Vibes at the New Santa Barbara House

We’re falling in love with these European destination wedding vibes. When it came to fashion, this couple understood the assignment. Filled with warm sunshine, it couldn‘t have been a more perfect day for Honour and Blessing Events to plan and design a relaxed, yet refined style. Studio Mondine added freshness to the day with swoon-worthy blooms. If these images don’t inspire your own happily ever after, we don’t know what will! As always, Jen Huang Bogan beautifully captured the details in her imagery. Be prepared to pin your heart away in the full gallery!

From Jen Huang Bogan… This particular wedding inspiration shoot (made to feel like a real wedding in all regards) was special in many ways. This is one of the first weddings ever at the new Santa Barbara House, a luxury home and intimate wedding space in downtown Santa Barbara. Dee an Evan, a real engaged couple, are planning a destination wedding in Italy. Due to the pandemic, their plans have been extended, but we were able to create a celebration for them here in California, with all the beauty that they were dreaming of far away. Also, we wanted this wedding to highlight diversity in the industry, and thus we chose all female owned businesses! Diversity is beautiful! We want to encourage wedding couples to think about diversity when hiring their vendors. It is possible to be inclusive and create high end, elevated style at the same time. There is a world of possibility out there!

Bringing a touch of Dee and Evan’s heritage into this wedding, we designed it to exude a bit of Italy to California.

This wedding took us to an afternoon in Tuscany with warm sunshine. With a colour palette of greens and whites, we used various tones and textures to create that relaxed yet refined style.

Playing with balance, we went for a loose romantic braid and natural makeup paired with a structured and elegant gown. An A-line silhouette that flows into a long train with a plunging neckline to create a classic yet sexy look. In contrast to this elegant dress, the groom shines in a simple dark blue suit.

A classic green and white colour palette can seem simple, but the stationery included touches of gold and black to give it that elegant and sophisticated look without being too fussy. There is plenty of beautiful greenery that surrounds the porch at the Santa Barbara house, and we wanted to have that as the focal ceremony point without taking away from the charm of the house. Studio Mondine designed floral arrangements in various sizes on wooden pillars to complement the house while giving it a special touch.

The perfect place for the reception was the long olive alleé at the Santa Barbara House with stunning olive trees on both sides and plenty of herb bushes and shrubs. Draping parts of the trees with soft white fabrics created beautiful movement as the cloth fluttered and swayed in the breeze. The table itself was set with a soft and simple style with various candles and minimalistic plates and flatware. Tying in with the draping is a soft white cloth that runs down the middle along with white and green floral arrangements throughout.

With plenty of good food and drinks, a vintage sports car with the classic “Just Married” sign to end off the celebrations, this was a celebration that is both elegant in its simplicity and effortlessly timeless.

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Photography: Jen Huang Photography | Videography: Gather Films | Event Planning and Design: Honour and Blessing Events | Floral Design: Studio Mondine | Wedding Dress: Kinsley James Couture Bridal | Cake: Lilac Patisserie | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Catering: Slate Catering | Makeup and Hair: Chiali Meng | Vintage Car: Santa Barbara Speedster | Gown Designer: Eva Lendel | Rentals: Found Rental Co. | Stationery Design: Truffypi | Styling Boards: Heirloom Bindery | Tabletop Ceramics: Eric Bonnin Ceramics

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