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Darling Details At This Greencrest Manor Retreat Wedding

An intimate respite from the busy world, Greencrest Manor is a European-style bed and breakfast that will take your breath away. From the cascading ivy to the sprawling gardens, every inch of this venue offers inspiration. Modern Day Collective dreamed up the most elegant of days in the fresh air, and we can’t help but fall in love with every last detail. From the romantic spring florals to the loveliest lace Claire Pettibone dress, beauty awaits you at every corner. The charm and style of the day is artfully captured in the imagery by Shanell Photography. Don’t miss the full gallery for a closer look.



From Shanell PhotographyHosting a unique and educational retreat had been a long-time goal, executing it successfully was amazing. With some of the best vendors in Michigan, we truly made the most beautiful retreat and shoot.



Greencrest Manor is a unique venue with a European feel. The grounds are filled with some of the most amazing floral and there is beauty around every corner. Offering a shoot for our attendees at such an amazing location was such a highlight.



The dreamy spring floral along with Claire Pettibone’s new dress design was our inspiration for the design of the shoot. From the floral to the couple, and even cake design everything was breathtaking.



Photography: Shanell Photography | Event Planning: Modern Day Collective | Floral Design: Modern Day Collective | Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone | Cake: Bella E Dolce | Invitations: Ciarra Claire Fine Art | Shoes: Bella Belle | rings: Coughlin Jewelers | Wedding Venue: Greencrest Manor | Beauty: Ashley MacPherson | Rentals: Rentalex | Rentals: Nuage Designs | Rentals: Gigi & LaClede | earrings and hair piece: Lindsay Marie Design | film lab: PhotoVision Prints | flat lay surfaces: Chasing Stone

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Our Favorite Real-Life Wedding Touches That Happened in Gold and How to Get the Look in Our Shop

Once you decide on your wedding date and you’ve picked a place to host your nuptials, the inevitable next part in the process – and probably one of the most exciting – is to pick a color palette. If you’ve spent some time on the Style Me Pretty site, you know that one of the filters we love to organize real wedding content is by ‘color’, and while we have celebrations that run the gamut from gray and green to teal and turquoise, gold might be our most popular pick. It has nothing to do with the shade being ‘overdone’ either; rather, it speaks more to its global versatility. Gold can fit in with any fete, whether you want it to be an ethereal and whimsy garden party, an opulent and dashingly-dressed black-tie affair, or a tastefully-done tented time outdoors – and you can see examples of ALL of them right here

When we started thinking about the items that we’d curate for our Style Me Pretty Shop, we knew we’d embrace our signature blush and gold color cues, because they’re so pretty, but also because we were so excited to see what our couples could weave into their unique days. Many of our products are decked in gold to draw attention to important areas of the wedding (like your bars, your sweetheart table, your escort card/guest book table, etc.), others are simple accessories or tablescape touches that infuse a sense of romance into your styling with delicate gold accenting, and then there are some installations and metallic signage that provide a beautiful canvas for other details to shine (like our gold chandeliers cascading with florals or our metal motifs fixed with 3D blooms).

We have so much more pretty on the horizon for our Shop, and we can’t wait to share new additions soon! But for now, we’re looking back on some of our favorite gold moments (and ones that we could even see with a dose of gold) from the Style Me Pretty archives and sharing similar looks that you can shop right now!

Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo

Don’t just let the gold foil champagne wrappers talk for themselves, let metallics be the magnet to draw all your guests to the bar(s)! We love prettying up a simple bar setup with garlands, candles, some whimsical signage that says so much more. 

Photo by XO & Fetti Photography

Remember when we said that gold goes with any kind of vibe? Well, we weren’t lying!! Classic, clean+modern, rustic, romantic, gold can do it all for your guest tables. 

Your sweetheart table, too, can get a nice dose of gilded glam with metallic Mr. & Mrs. napkin rings that feel ultra royal. And when you’re after something like 👇 you can get the look with our own Mr. & Mrs. gold-toned chair signs. They’re one of those ‘little things’ that can make a major difference when you’re looking back at your day!

Photo by Branson Maxwell
Photo by Jenna McElroy

And if gold is what you’re going for, you’ll need to toast with gold-etched glasses all day long. Coupes and a cute couple = the perfect match.

Did we convince you that this color is, simply put, a gold standard? Hope so! Shop all of these items exclusively on Style Me Pretty!

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Get Personal With ALEX AND ANI’s New Engrave It Collection!

Jewelry is an expression of who you are and a reflection of your life’s unique journey. It connects you to the people, places, and memories you love and want to hold onto forever. ALEX AND ANI’s ‘Engrave It’ Collection was intentionally designed for you to share your story through jewelry. Brides can wear their hearts on their wrists (or necks) to commemorate the most special moments of their love story – like a wedding date or newly-wed initials. Or, engrave a sweet message and give a sentimental gift to the people who have and will continue to stand by your side at the altar.

Express yourself meaningfully with a completely customizable jewelry piece. The Engrave It Collection, which launched on June 1, features a variety of expandable wire bracelets and expandable necklaces to match your unique style. Choose from charms in a variety of shapes to tell your story your way: Square, Circle, Heart, and Paw Print that is coming soon!

So eco-chic! ALEX AND ANI is a Rhode Island-based jewelry brand, founded in 2004, that handcrafts each of its pieces in the USA from recycled materials, all of which are nickel-free. When you or your wedding party wear your gorgeous engraved gift, you’ll be styling yourself sustainably!


For yourself or your girls, you’ll love the sleek, purposeful statement of The Engrave It Collection! To tell even more chapters of your story, stack your personalized engraved piece with accent beads in your favorite colors, birthstones, or zodiac signs!

 

Jewelry: Alex And Ani

Ethereal Hong Kong Wedding Filled With Fun

Nicole and Anna’s wedding in Hong Kong feels like a dream come true. From the first look with the couple’s sweet pups in collars of greenery to the dazzling outdoor dinner under twinkle lights, every detail by FreeConcept Wedding Decoration is lovingly thought-out and chicly designed. Lush white blooms by Mon Trésor are the epitome of romance. With beauty at every corner, no other than Angel Cheung Photography could so artfully capture the heartfelt sentiment of the day. Head to the full gallery for a closer look.



From Angel Cheung PhotographyThis is such a special wedding to my heart, one that I have been dreaming about for a long time. It’s an absolute honor and privilege to capture the moments for Nicole and Anna, who are the most beautiful women I have ever had the blessing to work with. The purest of love shined through their images.



Although the wedding was intimate with only a few closest friends to participate to their happiness, it made the day beyond special. It was the most special moment where they had the sweetest first look with their lovely family pets, Ollie and Luna! Luna was also the ring bearer to carry up the rings down the aisle.



After the ceremony held in the garden, the reception was afterwards which was filled with laughter. Each special guest stood up to share a sweet story and word of encouragement to the newlyweds.




Photography: angel cheung photography | Cinematography: Mattography | Ceremony Venue: The Glassland | Beauty: Glamzor Makeup | Bouquet: Mon Trésor | Ceremony Decoration: FreeConcept Wedding Decoration | Location (Morning): Style Me Pretty | Wedding Dress (Ceremony & Banquet): Le Soleil Bridal Closet | Wedding Dress (Morning): Alisha & Lace | Wedding Dress Design Brand (Ceremony): Kim Kassas Couture

A Viral-Worthy Ceremony Teeming With Vibrant Mexican Tradition

Andrea & Mike’s special day was overflowing with pure bliss at Luna Escondida – the bride’s beloved family ranch. Their wedding, which paid homage to vibrant Mexican culture, was truly a family affair. With the expertise of Martha Huerta, Sarai Flores Mendivil, and Florklore, no detail was left unturned –  an adorable wooden flower cart escort display, a viral-worthy ceremony scene, and fresh citrus details are just a few moments you can expect to fall in love with at the full gallery – all taken by Gabriela Mata Photography

From the Bride… The wedding planning process was unique to say the least. Trying to plan a wedding during a worldwide pandemic was certainly no easy feat. There were so many times where we questioned everything, almost cancelled everything, questioned postponing and if it would be worthwhile. We considered eloping or just getting married through the courts and planning a party at a later date, if at all. We struggled with the dangers of gathering, and potentially putting our loved ones at risk. We struggled with guest lists and cutting them down. We struggled with the criticisms and opinions of anyone and everyone who found out we were actually following through with the wedding, against all odds. We even struggled with mourning the death of my mother in law who lost her 22 year long battle with cancer last summer. That being said, with every new change in the pandemic, every new travel restriction, every single obstacle thrown our way, we remained steadfast and more certain than ever before that even if it ended up being us two and the dogs, we were going to get married on March 27th, 2021 and we did.

My vision for the wedding was constant from the start. I’m a hopeless romantic and I wanted that butterflies in the stomach, blissfully happy, walking on cloud 9, everything is lovely and beautiful feeling to translate to every single detail and transcend to every single person attending. Working with Sarai Flores and Martha Huerta, the core of my wedding planning team, helped me accomplish just that. Every single flower, every single detail, from the stationary and flatware to the linens, candles, greenery and furniture was carefully selected to evoke romance and the delicate sweetness that is LOVE and being IN LOVE. Seeing the visions I had since I was a little girl, come fully to life was one of the most special and unforgettable feelings I’ve ever felt. Getting married in my family home, our beloved ranch, Luna Escondida, was incomparable. I never dreamed I would get to walk down the same aisle my parents walked down just a few years prior when they celebrated their 30 year wedding anniversary.

Sharing the first look with my father was beautifully emotional and deeply cathartic. However, seeing my handsome groom smiling and waiting for me at the end of the aisle was pure magic. I felt so unbelievably lucky to have my father by my side, our nearest and dearest surrounding us and the energy of our home, our love and my sweet groom filling every single inch of the space around us.
Diana alongside her meditation team and Minister Marco made the ceremony exactly what we wanted and included all the beautiful traditions seen in most Mexican weddings that I wanted featured as a part of my own ceremony. They seamlessly blended the traditional with the spiritual and created something beautiful that had everyone in tears.

The exquisite menu that our dear family friend Chef Eduardo ‘Lalo’ García created for us was utterly dreamy. He even went as far as obtaining the last black truffle of the season available in Mexico just for us, for our wedding because he knew how much I adore truffles. The attention to detail that both the teams from The Grand Bevy and BTG Bartending had in creating some of the most incredible cocktails was something our friends and family are still talking about months after our wedding. The moments captured by Gabriela Mata and Elysium Productions are the concrete evidence that none of this was a dream and I did in fact get to live the most perfect wedding weekend. A weekend where we celebrated our love, our life and even forgot, if only just for just a few days, that we were in a global pandemic. I cannot thank this incredible team enough for that and for providing me with this once in a lifetime experience.

Photography: Gabriela Mata Photography | Event Design: Sarai Flores Mendivil | Event Planning: Martha Huerta | Floral Design: Florklor | Invitations: Ceci New York | Reception Venue: Luna Escondida | Catering: Maximo Bistrot | Catering: Eduardo Kohlmann | Hair Stylist: Armando Altamirano | Officiant: Minister Marco | Beauty: Blush By Melissa | Drinks: The Grand Bevy | Mariachi: Mariachi Femenil Nuevo Tecalit | Music: Las Caries Producciones | Paper Goods: Lucy Lucerna | Rentals: Trinitate | Rentals: Marianna Idirin And Patricia Armenta | Violinist: HatMan | Welcome Bags: Amelia Market

A Romantic and Dreamy Inspiration Shoot Inspired by Love Letters at Mas del Vent in Spain

Whether you’ve been daydreaming about your wedding day from the time you were a little girl or since that lovely new addition to your left hand, today’s inspiration shoot at Mas del Vent brings that daydream feeling to life! From the romantic cloister backdrop, the soft and delicate blooms by Rita Experience to the dreamy, short Carolina Herrera dress, everything about this is perfection! Check it out below and see how Erikawas Photography brings all of your daydreams to life!

From Erikawas PhotographyThis styled shoot at Mas del Vent, in the Spanish Costa Brava is magical, intimate, and picturesque with the romanesque style cloister in the background. Inspired by an antique book of love letters, a woman daydreaming and discovering every single detail of her idyllic wedding. This shoot channeled the desire that so many couples have right now to be able to plan and live their dream wedding in these uncertain times. These love letters have inspired us to keep the hopes up and the desire alive to plan the weddings of all those couples who are waiting for their magical day.

This well-styled editorial is sure to inspire with delicate details that are soft and elegant. Industry talent from Barcelona and beyond came together to make magic. The bride is wearing a stylish and chic short dress with gorgeous movement by designer Carolina Herrera. Soft and delicate blooms by Rita Experience set the stage for an intimate wedding celebration. This feature is the perfect fit for couples seeking stunning and show-stopping venues for their destination weddings in Europe.

Photography: Erikawas Photography | Cinematography: alCuadrado Videography | Floral Design: Rita Experience | Invitations: Milena Güell | Jewelry: Pere Quera | Wedding Venue: Mas del Vent | Art Direction: Andrea Llàcer | Beauty: Esther Carbonell Makeup | Bridal Boutique: Farah Novias | Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle | Cake & Sweets: MIRIAM | Candles: Ester & Erik | Earring: H. Stern | Fashion Designer: Carolina Herrera | Furniture Rentals: Opera lloguers | Model Agency: Fifth Models | Silks & Napkins: Pomegranatecolours | Tableware: Cañigueral | Veil: Homa Bridal

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Romantic Old World Inspired Elopement At Monet Vineyards

In this romantic old-world-inspired elopement Britt Jones Co. gives us a taste of Europe set in the Pacific Northwest. Held at Monet Vineyards, at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, the private estate sits in perfect harmony with nature. From the bright and beautiful outdoor ceremony to the reception where it seems as if a spring garden is bursting from the banquet table, you’ll fall head over heels in love with the florals by Swoon Floral Design. The romance of the day and every exquisite detail is elegantly captured in the imagery by Emma Farr Photography. Take a closer look at all the lovely in the full gallery.



From Emma Farr PhotographyWhen a venue in the Pacific Northwest also gives you a taste of Europe – it is truly the best of both worlds! Monet Vineyard is a stunning estate located in the Washington countryside that is a vision straight out of a fairytale.



This venue served as the perfect location for Britt Jones’s vision for a European-styled shoot since traveling to Europe is still tricky! With such an exquisite location, the details had to be paired to accent its natural beauty and encapsulate a story that was just as enchanting.



This vision was brought to life by the use of bold blooms, rich floral patterns, and dainty accents that softened up the whole look. If you’re a bride getting married in the states that fantasizes about all things Europe – this is the perfect editorial that’ll fuel all your wedding inspiration!



Photography: Emma Farr Photography | Event Planning: Britt Jones Co. | Floral Design: Swoon Floral Design | Wedding Dress: a&be bridal shop | Cake: Sugar House Cakes | Invitations: Kate Wiseman Creative | Ceremony Venue: Monet Vineyards | Beauty: Cassandra Kennedy Beauty | Rentals: Great Jones NW | Rentals: Nuage Designs

Romance Is In Full Bloom At This Classic Chinoiserie Wedding

Chinoiserie lovers rejoice! You’ll love the something blue at this Texas wedding. Caplan Miller Events planned a day that is the epitome of chic, from a fully styled bar with a hedge backdrop and the couple’s name in LED lights to the clear tented reception complete with blush draping. Reception tables are bursting with the most romantic of blooms by West Bank Florist, interspersed with chinoiserie vases for an inspired look. Kelly Hornberger Photography captured every detail perfectly in her elegant imagery. Visit the full gallery for a total swoon fest.



From Kelly Hornberger PhotographyIt was all about Northeast class meets Texas for Kelsey and Sean’s spring wedding! Kelsey took inspiration from one of her favorite movies, Parent Trap, being inspired by the mother, Elizabeth James’s wedding dress shop from the film.



Kelsey fit the part, wearing a stunning Carolina Herrera V-neck gown, with Sean in a dapper tux with monogramed cummerbund. After a traditional church ceremony, guests enjoyed a stunning clear tent outdoor reception, complete with blush draping and chandeliers.



The centerpieces featured Chinoiserie vases that added to the classic and preppy feel. The wedding was full of elegance, style, and love.



Photography: Kelly Hornberger Photography | Event Planning: Caplan Miller Events | Floral Design: West Bank Florist | Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera | Cake: Sugar Mama's Bakeshop | Invitations: Klaine Design | Ceremony Venue: Fredericksburg Christian Fellowship | Reception Venue: Boot Ranch | Shoes: Loeffler Randall | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Makeup: Denise Vasquez | Hair: Saturdays Hair Co. | Band: The Drywater Band | Tuxedo: Soto & Co | Transportation: Fredericksburg Texas Tours | Bridal Salon: Julian Gold San Antonio | Lighting/AV Team: Filo Productions | Linens: Nuage Designs | Rentals: Townsley Designs | Rentals: Whim Hospitality | Second Shooter: Deji Osinulu

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A Sophisticated Garden Wedding That Will Drown You in Happy Tears

The goal? An intimate wedding day with lavish backyard dinner party vibes. The result? Pure magic! The dashing grooms planned their big day with the help of The Gay Agenda Collective and their closest circle of friends. Stephen’s hand drawn floral stationery, eucalyptus arrangements, and fresh fruit bowls were botanical touches sprinkled among luxe metallic accents and a glamorous table setting. With six of the most important women in their lives standing by their sides, the couple lovingly celebrated the beginning of their new chapter and toasted to a lifetime of happiness with their chosen family. Savor all of the sweet moments and splendid details of this summertime soirée, captured by their dear friend Jon Cu, in the full gallery!

From the couple… We wanted an intimate evening surrounded by our closest friends. The goal was for it to feel like a dinner party in our backyard on a summer evening. Everything was personally done by us or by dear friends including the photographer and event coordinator. 

My now husband made the cake from scratch. I designed and drew all of the stationary and flowers. My friend drew sketches for our place settings. My cousin performed our ceremony and our dear friend sang and played the piano throughout the night. 

Our coworkers were kind enough to serve the dinner and our friends husband said a prayer at the dinner table. We both grew up in religious families and many of our loved ones chose not to participate in our special day. We learned family is what you make it, and the six women in our wedding party and all of our guests gave us the foundation we needed for a strong and happy marriage.

Photography: Jon Cu | Event Design: Stephen Garrett | Event Planning: The Gay Agenda Collective | Floral Design: Stephen Garrett | Cake: Steven Garrett | Invitations: Stephen Garrett | Reception Venue: Wattles Mansion | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Groom's Attire: ASOS | Beauty: Brittany Delsid | Beauty: Nicole Justice | Rentals: Otis & Pearl

This Wedding Planner Bride Added the Most Touching DIY Details to Her Lavender Fairytale!

Ariel & Nick’s enchanting wedding at The Lodge at Malibou Lake was a lavender-hued dream. Purple was the star of the palette with varying shades incorporated into everything, from the bridal party attire and décor to the Lace Byrd ring boxes and wedding favor adornments. The bride, owner of Ariel Sarah Events, personalized their day with DIY elements, including a gorgeous mirror welcome sign and a candlelit memorial table to honor the couple’s loved ones who have passed. The venue’s fireplaces and wooden features emanated an intimacy and earthy simplicity – all captured by Danielle Bacon Photography, check it out at the full gallery

From To Be Loved Events… Ariel and Nick’s fairytale wedding, originally planned for April of 2020, took place at the beautiful Lodge at Malibou Lake in Agoura Hills, California in April of 2021. The Bride, a wedding planner and event designer, launched her own company, Ariel Sarah Events, and loved seeing the day finally come together with her hard-working vendor team that stuck with her through her 2+ years of planning and re-planning due to COVID-19. See the full gallery here, captured by Danielle Bacon Photography.

Originally meeting in high school, but getting together officially in college, Ariel and Nick had a long history before their ‘I do’s. Ariel describes their proposal story, “As I was brushing my teeth and getting ready for bed, Nick walked in with the ring, slid it down the counter to me and said, “So, are we finally doing this?” With the toothbrush hanging out of my mouth, I said, “Absolutely!” What’s funny is that when I was three years old one evening, my mom was giving me a bath and my dad came sliding into the bathroom on one knee proposing to my mom. So it seems we now have a tradition in the family of being proposed to in bathrooms.” How funny and special!

Even with the longer, sometimes more stressful, planning process, the wedding day turned out exactly as envisioned: romantic, whimsical, elegant, and fun. The wedding style sprouted from the Bride’s love for the venue. The romantic venue features such as the fireplace, wood floors, lounge spaces, the beautiful lake setting for the backdrop, along with the delicious food was exactly what they wanted. Bride Ariel says, “Our wedding was truly an expression of who we are. The day itself was filled with fun, good food, friends, love and laughter. While there was an element of earthy simplicity, it was also romantic with an heir of enchantment. Our favorite color is purple, so we made sure to incorporate that color throughout the entire wedding, from the decor to the bridal party attire, with different shades to give it depth but not have it be overwhelming.” The color palette of rich purples, eggplant and plum, mixed with lighter shades of lilac and amethyst, an abundance of greenery and hints of rose gold created the perfect ambiance, especially with the plentiful amount of ivory hurricane and tea light candles that radiated a beautiful glow throughout the celebration.

With the Bride’s specific wedding design, she included several DIY elements which came together to create so many personal and touching moments for the day. One of the most special details was a memorial table that brought the couple’s loved ones who had passed to their special day. Ariel states, “I wanted to do something simple and beautiful. I chose to highlight their photos with one floating candle. The week my grandmama passed away she gave me a Barbie wearing an antique wedding dress so I added that to the table by her picture. Seeing the memorial table with the candle shining bright onto the photos made us very emotional, and I couldn’t think of a better way to honor our loved ones.” Ariel crafted her own signage, including a gorgeous mirror welcome sign, seating chart, specialty drink bar menu, and table numbers. She also pieced together their wedding favors which were boxed vanilla scented candles adorned with a rich purple silk ribbon for each of their guests by each place setting. All of the details came together from the lush sweetheart table, all of the floating candles, and wooden laser cut place cards. Velvet Blooms adorned the celebration with her magical florals, using a combination of spring varieties to stay within season with the “show stoppers”, peonies, sweet peas, ranunculus and anemones within the color palette. To complete the night, Vanilla Bake Shop wowed us all with the unique cake display made up of five different cakes in varying sizes and designs, all imagined by the bride.

At the end of the day, their favorite part of the wedding process was seeing every detail come together and being surrounded by everyone they love. For future couples planning their wedding, Nick and Ariel offer their advice: “While planning, try to take a step back and breathe. Know that everything will come together. Try to truly enjoy every moment while you’re living in it because it goes by so fast.” Also, Ariel goes on to offer some more important advice, “I have always said that even a wedding planner needs a wedding planner for their big day. Never skip out on hiring someone; it’s an investment that is just as important as all of the details. You are protecting what you have already spent so much time, energy and money on. You want someone who will be there for you, coordinating the set up, making sure all of the vendors are on the same page and ensuring that the day goes smoothly. The last thing that you want to deal with on your day is stress. Trust me, hire someone so you can sit back and enjoy every moment. I am so grateful that I hired Samantha with To Be Loved Events to do the coordination. She was able to help navigate all of the changes due to the COVID restrictions and she went above and beyond ensuring everyone was on the same page and making sure that every detail I envisioned came together. As a planner, we know all of the hard work that goes into putting on a wedding and I was so lucky to have worked with Samantha.

Photography: Danielle Bacon Photography | Coordination: To Be Loved Events | Event Planning: Ariel Sarah Events | Floral Design: Velvet Blooms | Wedding Dress: Miss Hayley Paige | Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop | Invitations: copper willow paper studio | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Chef Cordelia | DJ: Vox DJs | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Wedding Venue: The Lodge at Malibou Lake | Beauty: Aly Hairstylist | Ring Box: Lace Byrd | Robes: To Happily Ever After

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Intimate Backyard Chic Celebration In The Heart Of Nashville

With a vision to create an intimate celebration with family and friends, John and Susan’s wedding turned out to be what elegant backyard wedding dreams are made of. Held on a private property in the heart of Nashville, Taryn Stark Wyant Event Planning and Design created a chic day that made guests feel at home. From fireplaces filled with greenery and flickering candlelight to a reception table covered in romantic blooms, the floral designs by The Florista are heartwarming. The love and happiness of the day was artfully captured by SASs Photography. Make sure to watch the entire day unfold in the full gallery.



FromTaryn Stark Wyant Event Planning and DesignJohn and Susan met on eHarmony! Each of them came from different life experiences and felt as though they were wasting their time with the online dating ap, but thought it was worth a shot. Sue saw John’s bare-bones profile, but felt like the few things he had to say were in line with her views and decided to send him a smile. He responded with an invitation to get coffee. “Neither of us ever looked back,” Sue exclaims!



In describing her vision for the wedding day, Sue expresses, “We wanted to keep the ceremony simple and elegant. The most important part of our vision was to be surrounded by family and friends in a beautiful setting. We want it to feel like a relaxed celebration. We didn’t see this as the start of something, just a celebration to be able to share our happiness with our families and friends. We want them to feel like they were a part of an intimate celebration.”



Taryn Stark Wyant Event Planning and Design designed the day with ideals of romantic intimacy and comfortable celebration at the forefront. Hues of deep burgundy were offset with pale mauve. Brick fireplaces were filled with flickering pillar candles surrounded with swaying greenery, and family and friends converged easily to celebrate Sue and John’s commitment.



Photography: Sydney Sweat | Event Planning: Taryn Stark Wyant Event Planning and Design | Floral Design: The Florista | Cake: Nashville Sweets | Ceremony Venue: The Cordelle | Catering: Monica Holmes, The Clean Plate Club | Calligraphy: Artisan Abode | Beauty: Black Tie And Blush | Musician: Mike Dunbar | Rentals: Please Be Seated | Rentals: Reve Maui

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Making The Day Even Sweeter, The Entire Bridal Party At This Wedding Is Family

It’s a family affair at this rustic wedding at The Farm at Old Edwards. Amanda and Patrick wanted to fill their special day with love, so who better to be in their bridal party than their closest relatives?! The couple exchanged vows, surrounded by their loved ones, on a magical day planned by M. Elizabeth Events. Floressence Flowers filled the day with romantic floral moments that make our hearts go pitter-patter. All of the love is artfully captured in the imagery by McSween Photography. Check out the full gallery to enjoy every meaningful moment.



From McSween PhotographyAmanda and Patrick had a garden ceremony at The Farm at Old Edwards. The day started at the farmhouse where all the girls were getting ready. Every detail was perfect. From the invitation suite to the perfect flower girl baskets!



A very special part of the wedding was that Patrick and Amanda’s bridal party was all family. Amanda’s sister was her matron of honor along with her niece and Patrick’s daughters. And Patrick’s groomsmen were his son as his best man and his dad, and soon to be brother-in-law and nephew.



It was a stunning family affair full of tears, laugher, and a fun dance party reception with amazing food to follow the ceremony. Amanda and Patrick enjoyed their evening dancing and singing together with friends and family.



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Photography: McSween Photography | Videography: McSween Photography | Event Planning: M. Elizabeth Events | Floral Design: Floressence Flowers | Cake: Mrs. Sugar Booger, LLC | Invitations: Annabelle's | Brides Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Wedding Bands: Giador Fine Jewelry | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Men's Attire: Street Tuxedo | Ceremony Music: Deans' Duets | Wedding Venue: Old Edwards Inn And Spa | Bride and Maid of Honor Hair and Makeup: Brady Wardlaw Beauty | Brides Earring: King Jewelers | Bridesmaids Earrings: Olive + Piper | Bridesmaids Hair and Makeup: Cotton Rouge & Co | Dress Boutique: The Bride Room | Dress Designer: Romona Keveza | Reception Entertainment: 88 Licks | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Highlander Mountain House | Rentals: AG Lighting

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Something Borrowed Blooms Has the Answer to Fresh Looking Florals All Day Long!

Looking for your Something Borrowed? Why not have it be your florals?! Something Borrowed Blooms is a ‘Rent and Return’ Floral Boutique that specializes in premium silk wedding flower collections. Choose from over 16 stunning collections and spend 70% less compared to a traditional fresh florist. Simplify and save without sacrificing beautiful quality and attention to detail. With Something Borrowed Blooms, your wedding florals will look “fresh” all day and beyond gorgeous in person and in photographs!

With so many collections to choose from, finding something that fits your special day should be easy! And, what’s even easier is ordering! Items are priced per piece with no set packages or minimum order requirements. You simply add what you would like to your cart to achieve your desired look and check out! Blooms will arrive 3 days before your wedding and the day after you tie the knot, you send them back!

Something Borrowed Blooms florals are made from premium silk and hand-picked by their team to ensure the utmost quality. Want to preview a bouquet or centerpiece before you decide on borrowed? You certainly can by ordering one of their Preview Packs! Check out all of the borrowed blooms from bouquets to boutonnieres and check florals off your list!

Photography: Ana Treuil Photography | Photography: Laura Gordon Photography | Photography: Baili Elizabeth Photography | Floral Design: Something Borrowed Blooms

The Meaning Behind the Flower Girl and Ring Bearer Tradition: We’re Actually Okay With Them Just Stealing the Show, Though

Back for our last round of two truths and a lie, friends!! You ready? Because today we’re zeroing in on the cutest part of the ‘I do’ crew: flower girls and ring bearers. If you’re just catching up on our “meaning behind” series, we’ve been digging into the origins of some of our favorite wedding traditions and uncovering truths behind them. So, today we’ll outline three details about how flower girls and ring bearers came about, once upon a time ago, and you’ll make some guesses on which two are true and which one is false. No pressure, have fun – these flower and ring-toting tinies are, after all! 

🌹💍 Flower girls dress like the bride, because processing right ahead of the bride symbolizes the soonlywed’s transformation from child to adult on their wedding day
🌹💍 Ring bearers carry rings on a pillow to portray the hopes and dreams of the couple becoming reality
🌹💍 Having flower girls and ring bearers in your ceremony hints about your family to come – the amount of children in your wedding party presupposes the number of children you’d like to have in the future

Photo by Megan Welker

Like we shared last time, there are tons of wedding traditions that we practice today moreso for the fun and “YOLO-level” festivity that they offer rather than the obligations and pressure they represent. Flower girls and ring bearers are the best example of this, because while these adorable little ones can add so much personality and comic relief to a wedding celebration, they don’t need to be a part of it, if you don’t want them to! If you’d like to have them for the ceremony and photos, but would prefer an adults-only reception, you can do that too, without judgment. Just wanted to clear that up, in the event you’ve been on the fence about whether or not you should invite kids to the wedding.  

Photo by Les Anagnou

The Truths

Truth #1 

Today, flower girls can wear whatever you (as the couple getting married) would like them to wear on your wedding day – be it a darling dress that takes style cues from the bride herself or a tulle take with bow or ribbon accents that match the bridesmaids’ palette. But in the beginning, during Elizabethan times, flower girls would walk down the aisle before the bride, dressed in white, as a sort of flashback to the bride’s youth and innocence. The flower girl was essentially meant to emblematize the bride transforming from a child into an adult.

Photo by Ash Baumgartner Photography

Truth #2

To be honest, the backstory of ring bearers and their roles in the wedding isn’t very clear; but according to Egyptian folklore, ring bearers were expected to deliver the rings (which were affixed to the top of a pillow) to the end of the aisle, and then successfully pass them along to the Best Man. The point of the pillow was to represent the culmination and realization of all of the couple’s hopes and dreams in marriage. Sweet, right? We’re happy to keep this one up, because little gentlemen wearing bowties and carrying fluffy pillows down the aisle just make our hearts happy. 

Photo by Rebecca Yale Photography

The Lie

What we’re not really into honoring these days is the old-school idea that flower girls and ring bearers are there simply as pawns for the couple’s procreation and fertility fortune. So, if you thought the third sentiment sounded a little sketchy, don’t worry, we see you and we feel the same way!! Historically, flocks of flower girls were favored by Greeks and Romans as a means of bringing good luck and bounty into the newlyweds’ chambers. The girls would precede the bride, showering her path with herbs and grains, which, of course, symbolized fruitfulness and the promise of many future children. While there was never any tradition that followed “if you have X children in the wedding, you’ll have X children in life,” there was still a very pronounced reason for littles to be included in the special day – and it had everything to do with babies-to-be. 

We repeat, there is no correlation between your choosing to have tiny attendants in your wedding and the amount, if any, children you choose to have thereafter. If you want kids someday, but not for your wedding, you got it. If you’re game for flower girls and ring bearers at your wedding, but still contemplating whether or not starting a family is in your grand plan, totally fine!! Or if you’re gearing up for a squad on your wedding day and eventually one of your own, then by all means, do it!

A short list of things to consider for your prospective pint-sized sisters and mini misters:

  • Flower girls and ring bearers are usually under the age of 10 – and they don’t have to be related to you! Nieces, nephews, stepchildren, godchildren, younger siblings, baby cousins, or your best friends’ firecracker cuddlers are all fair game. 
  • There’s no limit to how many you can have, and they’re not mutually exclusive – you can have one without the other, neither, or both! 
  • Just as you’d ask bridesmaids and groomsmen to be in your wedding, you can absolutely (we encourage it, really) make the ask notable and worthwhile for these sweethearts. Anything that involves the words ‘petal patrol’ or ‘ring security’ is perfect for a proposal… these brand-new flower girl and ring bearer prep books by planning pro, Mindy Weiss, are ADORABLE. Not only do they offer a great way to teach little ones about the duties and importance of their jobs ahead of the wedding day, all of the pretty pictures inside can get them pumped to be a part of your day (even if the promise of wedding cake is what gets their attention first!). 
Photos by Dennis Kwan

Of course, on the day-of, you can also get your smallest brigade some very special gifts as a ‘thank you’ for their collective hard work (tossing petals and keeping tabs on those rings – by the way, they’re usually decoys anyway – is tough work!).

Take a peek at our Style Me Pretty Shop and our accessories section, in particular. From baskets and pillows to tiny bells and tissues (to ring and signal all those first kisses of yours and/or to hand out and ensure the criers in the back can blot those tears), these items are sure to make all of your tinies thrilled with their titles! 

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Magical Mountain Views Bring The Romance In This Paradise Valley Wedding

Framed by extraordinary mountain views, this Arizona wedding has officially stolen our hearts. After our couple had to change their original wedding plans due to the pandemic, they were afraid that a more intimate affair wouldn’t be as special. After what the bride and groom are now calling the “best day ever” they are convinced that they couldn’t have been more wrong. Outstanding Occasions created the dreamiest of days filled with elegance and romance set in the great outdoors. Flowers by LUX Florist make the setting even more sensational. Rachel Solomon Photography artfully captured the love of the day in her beautiful imagery. Make sure to visit the full gallery so you don’t miss a single moment.



From the bride… Steve and I had met back in 2014 through mutual friends, and our whole relationship has been very family and friend-focused. We knew when the time came to plan our wedding, we wanted our big day to have the same feeling of celebrating our love with our closest friends and family.



El Chorro was the perfect venue for our wedding – it is the most beautiful location that combines our love of the Arizona desert with a romantic feeling the moment you walk in. The beautiful views of Camelback Mountain combined with our garden theme were exactly what I wanted.



Dinner on the lawn under the bistro lights and stars was a dream. The smaller guest count, due to the pandemic, ended up being wonderful. We were truly surrounded by our closest friends and family, aside from a few who were unable to travel given the circumstances. We danced the night away with our best friends



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Photography: Rachel Solomon Photography | Cinematography: Sadie Such | Event Planning: Outstanding Occasions | Floral Design: LUX Wedding Florsists | Wedding Dress: Wedding Atelier | Cake: A Bake Shop | Reception Venue: El Chorro | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Hayley Paige | Makeup Artist: Courtney Montes | Hair Stylist: Harley Does Hair | DJ: Desert House Productions | Beer Burro: Haul N Ass Productions | Calligraphy & Signage: Meb Calligraphy and Design Studio | Gelato: Frost Gelato | Gown Boutique: Mariée | Livestream: South by West Films | Photo Booth: Pixster Photo Booth Rental Phoenix | Rentals: BBJ Linen | La Tavola Linen | Rentals: Prim Rentals | Rentals: Event Rents- Phoenix | Strings: Sweetwater Strings

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Enchanting Editorial At the Exclusive Cal-a-Vie Health Spa

This is the kind of striking beauty that makes me wish I could go back in time and choose this very venue for my own wedding day. Sun-drenched hillsides, Provencal architecture, and a 400-year-old chapel from Dijon, France are just a few things you can expect to see at Cal-a-Vie Health Spa. Brooke Keegan Special Events put together a styled shoot that celebrates the elegance of the venue, while Kaleb Norman James Design blew us away with his romantic floral arrangements (ummm, can we talk about that ceremony?!)

From Jacqui Cole… This inspiration shoot was the product of the first KCK Collective Experience – a luxury portfolio building workshop for photographers designed to enhance their portfolio and expand their knowledge of the luxury wedding market. The workshop and artistic direction behind this editorial is led by Brooke Keegan Special Events, Kaleb Norman James and photographer, Jacqui Cole.

Inspiration for the shoot was drawn from the elegance of the venue – Cal-a-Vie Health Spa which is quietly nestled in the hills of Vista, CA. The venue is extremely unique and the grounds are reminiscent of French gardens. We knew that it would be the perfect location for our feminine and romantic shoot.

The 400 year old French chapel imported from Dijon France offered an incredible location to hold the Ceremony. With oversized oak doors, rows of pews and the intimate setting inside, Kaleb created florals that lined the aisle, filled the altar table and adorned the taper candle chandeliers. With no electricity in the Chapel, pillar candles were used to create romance and warmth in the space.

The florals played off of the natural stone surroundings and green hills of Vista, CA. The elegant tablescape included warm whites, creams, peach and soft green tones. The place cards were uniquely placed inside glass cloches with a touch of hellebores. The Ark Rentals provided the curated china, flatware and glassware to create a refined yet whimsical vision.

Beach Bridal Beauty created a soft, subtle look with hair and makeup for our lovely bride who wore a romantic off-the-shoulder Berta gown from Lovella Bridal.

The paper goods from Samantha Meyer Studio were beyond our expectations! The invitations were wrapped in custom monogrammed muslin handkerchiefs and tied with silk ribbon. The ‘escort cards’ took on a unique twist with muslin wrapped hand poured custom candles that were elegantly tied with each of the guests’ names.

The couple enjoyed a champagne toast next to the tiered cake by Grace & Honey. The cake itself was beautiful and elegant and surrounded in florals on top of an antique stone table.

Le Reve Films captured the story of the couple through video and truly showcased the romance and beauty of the entire day.

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Photography: Jacqui Cole Photography | Cake: Grace and Honey Cakes | stationary: Samantha Meyer Studio | Reception Venue: Cal-a-Vie Health Spa | Attire: Lovella Bridal | Beauty: Beach Bridal Beauty | Floral Design + Styling: Kaleb Norman James Design | Planning + Design: Brooke Keegan Special Events | details production: lauren redman design | film maker: Le Reve Films | gifting: Pretty Plum Sugar | rentals: The Ark Event Rentals | ring boxes: The Mrs Box | styling surfaces: Chasing Stone | workshop: Jacqui Cole Photography

The All White Floral Wall At This Georgia Wedding Wows

After traveling the world together, Janella and Khalid envisioned an old-world European-inspired wedding. They took to Georgia’s rolling foothills to throw a celebration at Chateau Elan that brought all their wedding dreams to life. Jade Lee Events planned a day filled with showstopping details to bring magic to every moment. From the all-white floral wall to the reception table that looks as if a European garden is growing around it, you’ll love the flowers by Jim White Designs. You can feel the love of the day in the artful imagery by The Willetts. Don’t miss a single breathtaking moment in the full gallery.



From The WillettsOpting for a small celebration to include their closest family, high school sweethearts Janella and Khalid celebrated in the most old-world European way they could, at a French inspired Chateau outside of Atlanta.



Jade from Jade Lee Events brought the entire evening to life. After traveling the world together, both find the European feel of the Chateau together with the soft and elaborate florals tied their entire vision together.



It was so special for the couple to celebrate their love with all of their closest friends and family. The day will forever be cherished in their hearts and remembered by all.



Photography: The Willetts | Wedding Photography | Event Planning: Jade Lee Events | Floral Design: Jim White | Gown: Winnie Couture | Make Up: Tae Rene' | Lighting: Luxury Lighting Lounge | DJ: DJ 6 Five | Venue: Chateau Elan | Brides 2nd Dress: Jay Godfrey | Chateau: Chateau Elan | Paper Goods: From Sir With Love | Strings: Orchestra Noir

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You’ll Love the Fresh Details and Warm Ambiance of his French Countryside-Inspired Affair!

Natalie and Richard’s French countryside-inspired nuptials are the epitome of a romantic-meets-modern affair. Rainbow Chan Weddings’ focus on vibrant and fresh details – including cold lemonade and mint cucumber water refreshments – perfectly complemented the summery air of their ceremony at the breathtaking Spadina Museum. Blush, dusty rose, and raspberry red floral designs by Flower 597 accentuated the couple’s blue-forward palette. Sophisticated gold accents, glass-encased taper candles, and warm twinkling lights infused intentional elegance into the country brick reception venue. Languish in the inviting feel and contemporary romance of the full gallery, captured by the talented Whitney Heard Photography.

From Rainbow Chan Weddings… There is nothing sweeter than an outdoor wedding, full of sunshine, vibrant florals, and fresh wedding day designs. Natalie and Richard’s wedding offered the perfect mixture of romantic elegance and a French countryside theme. This event took place on August 24th 2019, and it was truly a day to remember – full of beauty, love, and celebration. Let’s take a closer look at Natalie and Richard’s beautiful outdoor wedding. As Toronto wedding planners, our team here at Rainbow Chan Weddings loves to partner with you to plan your special day. From every dream, desire, and detail, we work hard to create long lasting memories for every couple. It was a joy for our team of wedding planners to work with Natalie and Richard, as their style and vision was truly one of our favorites. Our bride Natalie began her day at 8am, surrounded by her bridesmaids, in a local Toronto Airbnb. With laughter and excitement filling the air, and a morning coffee in hand, they proceeded with hair and makeup. Once ready, Natalie and Richard shared an intimate moment with their first look, and a bridal party photo session soon commenced. Our lovely bride and groom met back in 2011, meeting each other through a summer accounting program at York University.

A few years later in 2017, Richard surprised his future bride by popping the question, and asking Natalie to marry him. There began a beautiful journey together. Their wedding ceremony took place at the Spadina Museum at 4:30pm. With their chosen theme of French countryside, mixed with a modern and clean design, this was an idyllic venue for such an occasion. They had cold lemonade and mint cucumber water as the perfect refreshments for a warm summer day. The Wellington Music group played throughout the ceremony and created the perfect romantic atmosphere as Natalie walked down the aisle to her soon-to-be husband. Their wedding colors were ivory, French blue, blush, and accents of dusty rose and raspberry reds. Natalie and Richard exchanged their vows under a tall, billowing oak tree, surrounded by their closest family and friends.

They gathered around the museum for family photos, having the perfect backdrop for a warm countryside feel – a grand ivory white building with sage green shutters, surrounded by flowers. The bridesmaids wore long, flowing dresses, in a soft French blue color. Natalie’s wedding gown was magnificent, as it flowed with tulle and accompanied a long and elegant veil. Their bouquets were full of soft greens, fresh whites, and highlighted were the bright raspberry red roses. From head to toe, Natalie was the epitome of beauty and grace on her special day. The cocktail hour and dinner reception were held at the Steamwhistle Brewery in downtown Toronto. Our team of Toronto wedding planners enjoyed every element of this wedding as the style and design came together beautifully in every detail. From the tall glass candleholders, to their creative seating chart, soft wooden chairs, country brick walls, and warm twinkling lights strung along the ceiling – every detail was planned and thought out with intention and purpose. As the night was filled with laughter, good food, and dancing, the atmosphere was full of love and celebration. Natalie and Richard’s wedding was sure to have left a lasting impression to all who attended, as it certainly did for our team here at Rainbow Chan Weddings. It truly was a joy to work with this couple, and we wish you both a lifetime of love, adventure, and happiness together.

How did you and Richard meet?

From the Bride, Natalie…Richard and I met in the summer of 2011 when we were both studying for our accounting designations. We had mutual friends so naturally our paths crossed and we got to know each other as we would chat during study sessions and stay late until the library would close…. We started officially dating shortly after our exams and the rest is history!

 

What is your proposal story?

Richard proposed after 6 years of dating at our house. He had been traveling for work recently and I wasn’t expecting him to be home at that time so I was very surprised to see him and even more surprised when he got down on a knee! We celebrated the rest of the weekend with a trip out of the city!

 

What was your inspiration for your wedding theme?

My wedding planning process happened over 2 years so I felt like my original theme and aesthetic definitely evolved. I started off wanting something very romantic/organic inspired by the beautiful weddings that take place in the European countryside or a lush California vineyard. At the same time I also love the simplicity of a modern wedding so I tried to merge some aspects of that into the theme with my choices in stationery and some of the decor.

 

How did you find your venue and vendors?

Working in the wedding industry I had a good idea of which vendors I wanted to work with based on social media and/or first hand experience working with them before on other couple’s weddings or styled shoots!

 

What was your favourite part of the wedding?

Overall, I loved that we didn’t try to cram too much into the day so I felt like the pace was quite relaxed. Some of the big highlights for me was the slow morning getting ready with my bridesmaids that also included a boudoir session with my photographer and exchanging our written vows to each other during the ceremony. I also just loved seeing all the details that I had been planning come together on the day of so moments like walking into the reception hall or seeing the ceremony set up felt surreal to me!

 

What advice would you have for other brides planning their wedding day?

My advice to other brides would be firstly – do your research and find vendors who you really connect with and understand what your vision is for your big day. At the end it will be your vendors that help you execute everything so you really need to have complete trust in them and also give them space to work their magic! Secondly, try your best to stay organized. There are a lot of aspects to think about for the big day so definitely consider hiring a wedding planner or a day of coordinator. One thing that really helped me is to keep a running list of all random thoughts/questions that would pop into my mind organized by the vendor so I had a list of questions to refer back to when it came time to sorting things out. Lastly, as everyone always says – definitely remember to take moments to step back and really soak in and enjoy your big day!

Photographer: Whitney Heard Photography | Cinematographer: Derek Chan Films | Event Planning: Rainbow Chan Weddings | Cake: Flour and Flower Cake Design | Stationery: Ivory and Twine Co. | Ceremony Venue: Spadina Museum | Reception Venue: Steam Whistle Brewing Company | Catering: The Food Dudes | Makeup Artist: Makeup by Judy Lim | Hair Stylist: Unojo Bridal Hair | Calligraphy: Ivory and Twine | Band: Stacey Kay Band | Officiant: Enduring Promises | Ceremony Musicians: Wellington Music | Decor Rentals: Tufts & Toile | Florist and Décor: Flower 597 | Linens: Simply Beautiful Decor | Rentals: Event Rental Group

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A Romantic Spring Shower Helps Highlight The Beauty Of The Season

Proof that rain doesn’t have to ruin the day, we’re swooning over this April Showers-inspired editorial. Highlighting a beautifully authentic and romantic spring shower, this styled shoot represents the best that spring has to offer no matter the circumstances. Rachael Ellen Events created a day that told the story of the season through color with touches of sunny yellow for warmer days, pops of deep purple for the days that pull us back into winter, and the bright promise of May flowers with touches of whites and pinks. Featuring all of spring’s most beautiful blooms, NYC meets spring garden in the most beautiful of ways. Gracie Byrd Jones artfully captured the romance of the day in her imagery. Visit the full gallery to get inspired.



From Rachael Ellen EventsOur April Showers editorial was inspired by the changing of seasons and the nebulous weather that comes with it. After the past year, we are no stranger to a “plan B” when it comes to weddings and I wanted to highlight the beauty of just that!



We styled the ceremony under the 620 Loft & Garden clear tent – arguably the most beautiful rain plan in NYC. It felt like we were under one big bubble umbrella. Organic pedestal arrangements featuring spring Fritillaria, tulips, and Forsentia flanked each side of the couple. The drops of dew added just that much more romance to the organic design.



The tablescape was created to feel like May flowers were starting to peak out of the garden, or table in this case, surrounded by dozens of pastel-colored taper candles. We balanced a mod lilac linen with classic gold and white china, flatware, and crystal glassware. It was the perfect spring soiree for 16 of their lucky “guests.”



Photography: Gracie Byrd Jones | Event Design: Rachael Ellen Events | Event Planning: Rachael Ellen Events | Floral Design: Rachael Ellen Events | Invitations: Ink & Press Co. | Reception Venue: 620 LOFT AND GARDEN | Engagement Ring: Victor Barbone Jewelry | Makeup: Stacie Ford | Hair: Marissa Molnar | Tux: The Black Tux | Bridal Designer: Eisen Stein Bridal | Bridal Shop: Mark Ingram Atelier | Linens: BBJ Linen | La Tavola Linen | Reception Gown: Alexia Maria | Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals

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Bright Colors And Hints Of Citrus Are Fulfilling Our Pink Lemonade Dreams

A fresh take on timeless, this styled shoot was a dream of blissful hues and citrus details. Using bright pops of color, citrus pieces, and jaw-dropping florals, The Sweet Oak Events team created their own citrus garden without ever leaving home. Breathtaking flower arrangements by Color Fields Farm in colorful hues will have you feeling bright and sunny. You can feel the magic of the day in the incredible imagery captured by videographer, Little Eye Film Co and photographer Annie Timmons Photography. Take a sweet sip of pink lemonade in the full gallery.



From Sweet Oak EventsOur inspiration bloomed from a citrus garden in Austria that boasted beautiful lemon tree orchards and curtains of florals. Since travel isn’t an option these days, we opted to bring the garden home to Hillsborough and provide a new vision for a white barn wedding.



The couple was framed by a breathtaking ground ceremony floral installation orchestrated by Color Fields Farm. Inside the venue, details of our vision, “Pink Lemonade”, were pieced together with elements of a flower curtain cascading behind the sweetheart table created by Color Fields Farm, a colorful green and pink seating chart, and a custom stationery suite designed by Art by Ashley Triggiano, and themed specialty bar cocktails featuring Pink Lemonade Sangria and Blood Orange Margaritas concocted by Brewmasters.



We hope to inspire couples after a year of doom and gloom with how to create a bright, colorful, and fun wedding that loses none of its sophistication or class. Our goal was to inspire a sophisticated appreciation for lemonade after a year of life handing us lemons… but, of course, make it pink!



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Photography: Annie Timmons Photography | Cinematography: Little Eye Film Co | Floral Design: Color Fields Farm | Wedding Dress: White Bridal Boutiques | Cake: Sugar Euphoria | Invitations: Art by Ashley Triggiano | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Catering: Brewmasters NC | Catering: NOSH Raleigh | Men's Attire: Bernard's Formalwear | Wedding Venue: Carolina Grove | Beauty: Wink Hair & Makeup | Beauty: Poppy Co | Planning: | Rentals: Triad Lawn Games | Rentals: Greenhouse Picker Sisters | Rentals: American Party Rentals