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Lush Garden Wedding With Greens Galore!

If you’re the kind of bride who dreams of lush, organic florals, or of an utterly romantic gown to take your groom’s breath away…this wedding is for you. Set it Kyle, Texas, it’s an outdoor affair designed by Westcott Weddings and captured by Michelle Boyd behind the camera. Alex Widmer crafted the film and you can press “play” below!

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From Michelle Boyd PhotographyEven though Meredith & Gregg’s wedding day was threatened by April showers, the clouds held back until the covered reception began, and their smiles never stopped from dawn until rainy dusk!! They are a couple so intent on loving and honoring each other well, and serving their families with such humility, that their wedding was an absolute joy to be a part of. Westcott Weddings designed and planned everything to a T, and it couldn’t have fallen together more perfectly!

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Photography: Michelle Boyd Photography | Cinematography: Alex Widmer | Event Planning + Design: Westcott Weddings | Floral Design: Clementine Floral Design | Cake: Feathers and Frosting | Invitations: Jessica Crowell | Catering: The Winfield Inn | Makeup: Rae Cosmetics | Hair: Simply Mandy | Lighting: Intelligent Lighting Design | Band: Royal Dukes Band | Ceremony Music: Bride's Brother & Friends | Transportation: R&R Transportation | Venue: The Winfield Inn | Accent Furniture Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals | Cake Stands: Melody's Joy | Cigar Roller: Bobalu | Cocktail Hour Mariachi Band: Mariachi Amor | Linen Rentals, Stage, Draping Rentals: Marquee Event Group | Napkins: BBJ | Reception Chairs: Sweet Sunday Events

Southern Charm Meets Rustic Glamour in the Colorado Rockies

Sometimes creative combinations don’t always work out. Other times, they absolutely crush it. And this is one of those cases. Kelly Karli Weddings and Events took some Southern charm, added local Colorado rustic flair and threw in a dash of glamour for good measure. With Plum Sage Flowers’ bright blooms as a perfect finishing touch, the results are almost too good to believe. Luckily we have Clary Pfeiffer’s pics and the film by Sherri Innis to prove that it all really was real. More in our Vault!

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From the Bride… Sean and I met the summer of my senior year of college at Colorado State and our chemistry was instant! We fell head over heels for each other and spent the summer outdoors – camping, seeing live music and with Sean’s new lab puppy Stella. When the summer ended, Sean had to go home for a family matter in St. Louis and we were long distance for a few months before I graduated. The day after graduation, I packed my bags and U-haul and headed for St. Louis to be reunited with Sean. A few years later, in February of 2014, Sean flew me out on a surprise trip to my favorite city – San Francisco! It was there that he got on one knee and proposed at the Palace of the Arts.

For our wedding, Sean and I were both set on being married in the Colorado Mountains. I grew up in Denver, Colorado and we both grew up going on ski trips with our friends and families. We both felt that it was the perfect place to join our hearts and our two families. There is nothing more perfect than a crisp fall Colorado day with the sun and yellow Aspens shining! It is magic! My parents live in the South now, outside of Charleston, so for our wedding I envisioned Southern charm and glamour in the Colorado Rockies. People so often choose rustic themes for mountain weddings, but I really wanted to mix the two aesthetics!

We decided to get married in the Beaver Creek Chapel and then choose the Park Hyatt mountainside ballroom for our reception. This was lovely because our guests could walk right from the chapel along the mountainside to the Park Hyatt cocktail hour! I picked a romantic color palette of pale pink and creams and choose apricot and deeper pinks to make everything pop! I decided early on that I wanted to mix metals, as you can see I used a mix of gold and silver mercury in a lot of the décor and paper elements.

The bottom of my dress was covered in sculptural floral silk organza flowers that looked like a romantic bouquet! I used this to inspire the fabulous giant flower wall behind the band and then picked La Tavola rosette linens in pale pink to continue the theme and texture. We also used some sparkly gold and pink La Tavola linens for the cake table and cocktail tables. Atop each pink napkin was a golden Aspen leaf chocolate. I love cherry blossoms, so our design team was able to incorporate cherry blossoms into the décor. I especially loved the giant cherry blossom trees they created that defined the white dance floor on each corner. Other favorite parts of the décor for our wedding were the custom wood bars and twisted wooden bar arches covered in flowers that our design team created! We also loved the specialty drinks sign with portraits of our Lab Stella and Labradoodle Stanley! This was a great personal touch. For our invites our calligrapher collaborated with William Arthur to create an elegant and classy invitation with gold foil thermography and gilded gold edges.

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Photography: Clary Pfeiffer Photography | Videography: Sherri Innis | Coordination: Kelly Karli Weddings and Events | Floral Design: Plum Sage Flowers | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek | Ceremony Venue: Beaver Creek Chapel | Reception Venue: The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek | Catering: The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek | Calligraphy: Traci Green Designs | Band: Soul X | Cocktail Music + After Party: Whistling Wolves | Custom Cocktail Sign: Paper Tangent | Ring Box: The Mrs Box

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Craving Color? This Classic Wedding Delivers Just That (and More)

Psst, want to know the quickest way to land your celebration on the pages of SMP? Two words: bold bouquets. Take this celebration and the fabulously vivid florals as proof. With the talented Leslie D Photography on hand snapping up every second that A Day to Cherish Weddings & Celebrations planned, we’ve got it all waiting for you in The Vault!

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From The Bride…When my fiancé and I first started planning our wedding we knew we wanted to have a smaller, more intimate wedding. I wanted an elegant, black tie affair but it was also really important to us to incorporate some of the beauty from the Arizona desert that we live in.

We chose to get married at the iconic Brophy Chapel. This old and beautiful church is full of history and subtle details. The intricate altarpiece along with the wooden beam ceiling and stained glass windows all helped create an elegant and authentic Arizona setting. We were fortunate enough to be able to have our reception at a private residence on top of Camelback Mountain that was overlooking the whole Phoenix valley. This residence had floor to ceiling glass walls with wrap around balconies that showcased the sweeping views of downtown Phoenix. The dining area opened up to the outdoors where bistro lights were strung up over the dance floor.

To stay true to our Arizona theme, we wanted to add some bright pops of desert colors to our neutral palette. The bridesmaids wore long, flowing dresses in shades of light dove gray and the tables were draped in white linens. We brought in the colors with the flowers with big blooms of coral charm peonies and sunny pops of bright poppies. We made sure to keep all the floral arrangements low to the table so not to block or compete with the breathtaking views. To add a little bit of warmth we had tall candelabras on the tables along with a mixture of gold and silver mercury glass candles. To continue with the southwestern feel, the menu included a creamy poblano pepper sauce with the entrees as well as other local flavors. The delicate gold calligraphy on the place cards was complimented by watercolors reminiscent of an Arizona sunset.

To me, some of the most beautiful details were the ones that were the most personal. My Nana was too old to travel all the way from New England to attend the wedding so I asked her to lend me something for my bouquet as my ‘something borrowed’. I was so surprised when she gave me my great, great, great, great grandmother’s wedding rings from the 1700s! We attached the rings to my bouquet and it was so special to walk down the aisle holding such a precious piece of our family history. Another aspect of our wedding that was very meaningful to us was making sure we honored my husband’s mother who had passed away. Since we weren’t able to have the traditional mother and son dance, my husband Dillon and I decided to surprise his sister and ask her to dance instead! When the time came, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room while Dillon and his sister danced to one of their mom’s favorite songs.

Eventually the sun sank into a classic, Arizona sunset and we saw the lights below of downtown start to twinkle as the city came to life. The guests danced under the stars in their tuxedos and gowns and at the end of the night everyone enjoyed a late night snack of s’mores by the fire. We felt so grateful that we were able to celebrate our marriage while being surrounded by all the people who matter the most to us. The night was filled with laughter and love and with family and friends and that is all we could have every asked for.

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Photography: Leslie D Photography | Event Planning: A Day to Cherish Weddings & Celebrations | Floral Design: Sarah's Garden | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Ceremony Venue: Brophy College Preparatory | Reception Venue: Corcomroe Abbey | Makeup: Courtney Montes

100 Bouquets that are Take-Your-Breath-Away Beautiful

100 Bouquets that are Take-Your-Breath-Away Beautiful
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An Unplugged Castle Wedding That’ll Make You Believe in Fairytales

You know how we feel about an unplugged wedding, and this stop and stare celebration? Well it’s certainly no exception. Complete with a tiara clad bride, a castle ceremony, and of course a few modern details (hello ombre cake) every single second will have you pinning to your dream wedding board pronto. The incomparable Nicole Berrett Photography captured it all to share in The Vault!

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From Nicole Berrett PhotographyDavid John + Leah. Their wedding was a dream. They were married at a castle, she walked down the aisle to instrumental Disney music. The way David John looked at her and spoke of her was straight out out of a fairytale. Their personal handwritten vows included the beautiful quote from The Chaos of Stars. Their first dance was surrounded by friends, love and one hundred sparklers and when the clock stroke 10:00, we all ate mini grilled cheeses.

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Photography: Nicole Berrett Photography | Cinematography: Something New Media | Floral Design: Carte Blanche Design | Wedding Dress: Suzanne's Bridal Boutique | Invitations: Megan Howard | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Rent The Runway | Hair + Makeup: Kiana | Venue: Chateau De Vie | Bridal Boutique: Suzanne's Bridal Boutique | Catering + Cake: Robert's Catering | DJ + Rentals: The Event Co AZ | Event Planning + Styling: Sage And Stem

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