Lovely Gulf Coast Wedding

South Florida, we love you, you’re our home and we would never put anyone else before you…BUT, there is something to be said about North Florida beaches. Nestled in the panhandle, their white sugar-fine sand and turquoise waves looking out over the Gulf of Mexico make these beaches an enviable wedding destination. So, when Kellie McGehee of Florals by the Sea sent us these Panama Beach nuptials with us, we had to share them with you!

The day started with a beachside ceremony where the couple said “I do” under a delicate driftwood canopy decorated with pretty little blooms from Florals by the Sea. The bride’s bouquet, a bursting assortment of lavender and light pink flowers coordinated perfectly with the bridesmaid’s lilac dresses.

With the sun setting over the Gulf Coast, everyone headed over to the intimate reception at the Grand Pointe Pavilion of Inlet Beach. A family style table was set with glowing candlelight to welcome the newlyweds and their guests for dinner. At each seat, the couple’s monogram was water colored and delicately placed atop ivory satin napkins. Our favorite surprise was the pink flamingo peeking out at the top of their customized menu cards – such a cute souvenir from Florida!

The event’s color palette, warm ivories mixed with soft pastel shades of lavender and blush, had us head over heels! We love how the texture of the Ivory Rose linen from our Preston Bailey collection played against the smooth flower vases and pearlized chargers. Looking down the long table there were so many lovely little details to catch our eye!

Seeing this beautiful wedding on a perfectly clear night catching a cool ocean breeze, there’s no wondering why they call it the Emerald Coast.

Florals + Design Kellie McGehee of Florals by the Sea | Photography Olimb Photography | Coordination Savoir Faire Weddings | Rentals The Big Day Rentals | Linens Nuage Designs | Entertainment Top Hat Live

Rustic meets Modern in Atlanta

We’re so torn when it comes to planning our dream wedding – honestly, how do you even get started? We love string lights and exposed wood tables but also acrylic chairs and marble chargers…can this rustic and modern design exist? We weren’t sure it was possible…until we saw this unbelievable wedding from Lila Wilson Weddings!

In the heart of Atlanta, Summerour Studio set a fairytale backdrop with its ivy-covered brick walls and cobblestone-clad courtyard. And of course, just the perfect touch of string lights shimmering above the couple during their “I Do.”

Inside the reception, guests were welcomed to take a seat at an exposed wood table or a sparkling sequin round arrangement. We love this combination of rustic tables with the modern Natural Mini Koi sequin linen, adding just the right touch of sparkle to the night. Whichever your choice, they both featured lush green florals from Bloomin’ Bouquets and perfectly printed paperwork from the bride’s own stationery company, Foglio Press.

The wedding palette, a dreamy combination of grey, taupe and the loveliest shade of blue just bridged together the rustic meets modern design. From the “Hey Y’all” on the wedding invitation to the minimal floating candles, every detail made sure the night was imbued with southern hospitality in a modern light.

Sowing Clover Photography caught this magical night to share with us proving that you can really have it all on your wedding night!

Venue  Summerour Studio | Florals Bloomin’ Bouquets | Catering Bold American Events & Catering | Rentals CRUSH Event Rentals , Miss Milly’s Event Rental & DesignUnique Event ElementsPeachtree Tents & Events, Nuage Designs | Paper Goods Foglio Press | Calligraphy MM Ink Studio | Desserts For Goodness Cakes, Amelie’s Bakery | Hair & Makeup Jennifer C Nieman | Planning Lila Wilson Weddings | Entertainment  One Sound and Entertainment, ShutterBooth Atlanta, Mace Hibbard | Photography Sowing Clover Photography

The Perfect Neutrals

We are always on the search for that perfect neutral. Be it a light shade of blush or a golden shade of champagne, there’s the right neutral tone for every event. So when Jenny Corts, of Jenny Richter Special Events, shared this Country Music Hall of Fame wedding with us, we were so in love with the combination of neutral hues that came together like magic!

The wedding was set in a palette of warm champagne tones, with high back sofas lining the room, tables dressed with the Sand Web alternating with the Goldmine Faux Dupioni and sunset streaming in at just the perfect moment – captured perfectly by Kristyn Hogan. A simply elegant cake, from Dessert Designs by Leland, sat a top the Blush Scalla, adding a tinge of blush to the night.

Our favorite thing about a netural palette is how it gives flowers the space to shine! Branches Event Design & Florals brought in pretty pops of color in the centerpieces, from bright corals to lush greens, to brighten up the room.

From the perfect palette to the dreamy draping, this event really just came together beautifully. And we’re not sure if someone planned on that golden hour light streaming in, but we definitely want that one at our wedding too!

Venue Country Music Hall of Fame | Photographer Kristyn Hogan | Planner Jenny Richter Special Events | Florist Branches Event Design & Florals | Paper Goods Ink Nashville & Val Cole | Bride’s Dress Romona Keveza from The Bride Room | Groom’s Tux Custom from Loring & Co (Stitch-It) | Cake Dessert Designs by Leland | Videographer Catchlight Cinema | Rentals Please Be Seated, Nuage, BBJ Linens

We Believe in Pink

There’s just something about the color pink, in all of its many shades that we will always love. From light hues of blush to deep shades of fuchsia, it just magical to us!

So what happens when Karen Tran takes lots of lovely pink things, such as vintage glassware, sequin overlays and many, many roses and puts them all together at The Santaluz Club? Basically it’s the prettiest event that you have ever seen! The Youngrens captured this magical night, pink glow and all, so scroll through and find out why we’re seeing the world in a whole new –pink- light after this!

Are you as obsessed as we are? Find more rose-colored inspiration here, in our lookbook! 

Design Karen Tran Floral Designs | Planner Crown Weddings & Events | Vintage rentals Cheri’s Vintage Table | Garden Roses Rosaprima | Custom Stationery J Grace Luxurious Event Stationery | Venue The Santaluz Club | Photography The Youngrens | Linens and Chair Interlaces Nuage Designs

Valentine’s Day Inspiration

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner we’re seeing pretty pink hearts and lovely red roses everywhere we look. And while we’re big fans of these traditional tokens of love, Gretchen Culver, of Rocket Science Weddings, kind of gotten us thinking about Valentine’s Day in a different way with this styled shoot, inspired by Francis Bacon’s painting, “1946.”

Right off the bat we’re drawn in by this unique venue. Machine Shop, in Minneapolis, sets the tone for this styled shoot with its unique original details and modern loft feel. Couple that with the incredible ceremony backdrop, designed to fit in seamlessly with the existing elements and we’re obsessed. Avant Décor draped sheer pink fabric so beautifully (note: from a crane!) to contrast against a tiered hanging installation. Also let’s not miss the candle installation; an assortment of tapers and pillar candles in shades of deep red and black anchored the design at the foot of the fabric. This was truly a dreamy place for these gorgeous grooms to say, “I do.”

The tabletop was just incredible! Gretchen mixed unique textures, from the black leather linen to the pink chiffon draped chair backs, giving the design an elevated feel. The centerpiece, an amazing arrangement of red flowers crafted by Rocket Science Weddings, is a true statement piece sitting on Event Lab’s tall stand.

Gretchen Berry’s unique menu design laid a top of The Festive Frog’s pink glass plates and black & white Monique Lhuillier plates from Ultimate Events made for a gorgeous stack – almost too pretty to eat on!

Photography Cadence & Eli | Floral and Decor Design Rocket Science Weddings & Events | Stationery Gretchen Berry Design Co. | Venue Machine Shop | Tuxedo Isaia | Bowtie Ryan Seacrest Distinction | Ring David Yurman | Table and Couch Bethings | Chairs, Clear Steamware and Napkins Apres Party & Tent Rental | Black and White Plates Monique Ultimate Events | Linens Nuage Designs | Glassware and Pink Plates The Festive Frog | Chair Draping Avant Decor | Centerpiece Stand Event Lab | Candle Holders and Flatware Beverly & Co. | Candles Koehler & Dramm | Rug On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals | Desserts and Cake Stands Cocoa & Fig | Paintings Steph Guidera

Winter Wanderlust

As the temperatures dip and there’s snow on the horizon, we’re going to just ignore it and pretend everything is fine. In fact, we’ll just close our eyes and take a little trip to…Santorini. And why not? Let’s wanderlust the afternoon away with Sabrina Seymore Events to guide us there!

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Here we are at the Rocabella Resort in unbelievable Santorini, Greece. Everywhere we look its white washed buildings, romantically narrow alleyways and cliffside views for days. Certainly no complaints from us!

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The bride and groom say “I Do” while looking out across the water with the sun starting to set behind them. As the guests make their way to their tables, the magical sunset casts warm shades of pink and orange on the Sultry Beige Faux Dupioni linens with the gold décor shimmering with the last rays of sunshine. The flowers, by Fabio Zardi, are perfect shades of mauve and peach with bright little bursts of greenery. This is true destination wedding paradise!

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While we were getting ready to party under the Grecian sky, the bride and groom sauntered away without us noticing. They snuck off with Blue Spark Photography who captured some of the most surreal images of the two together. I mean, honestly, the bride and groom set against the clear blue sky with her veil flowing in the wind? Words cannot express the power of that photo!

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With winter seemingly not going anywhere and Santorini on the mind, you might excuse us a moment while we book the next flight outta here!

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Photo Blue Spark Photography | Planning Sabrina Seymore Events | Décor & Flowers Fabio Zardi Weddings | Venue Rocabella Resort (Santorini) | Stationery Royale Amethyst

Blue Koi – NYE Party Inspiration

Oooh, how we love New Year’s Eve! The night holds such promise and it always feels like there’s magic in the air. Our favorite thing about NYE is ringing it in with good friends, delicious snacks and a little bit of bubbly. So what’s the only thing that could top an already fantastic party on the 31 st ? A New Year’s Eve wedding!

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Cue Mikkel Paige of Mikkel Paige Photography and Leah Weinberg of Color Pop Events with the perfect NYE wedding inspiration. Shot at the new trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn venue, Dobbins St., this Jackson Pollock-inspired shoot is just incredible.

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The team pulled in the venue’s black, white and Yves Klein blue color palette to drive the design for the Bliss & Bone paper goods, Hawkins New York dinner plates and Nine Cakes wedding cake – all of which were the perfect blend of elegance and coolness.

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We really love how the table scape came together, contrasting our royal and silver sequin linen, the Blue Koi, with modern black & white accents and pretty pink bouquets from Blade Floral and Event Designs. Modern wedding design at it’s finest!

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And of course the bride, in her gorgeous Hayley Paige gown, was stunning! The soft layers and edgy design make for the perfect gown for a modern bride. So, what do you get when you combine a brilliant design plus the Manhattan skyline in the company of your most beloved? Sounds like a perfect night to us!

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Photography Mikkel Paige Photography | Styling  Kristen Poissant | Floral Design Blade Florals and Event Design | Venue Dobbin St. | Wedding Dress Hayley Paige | Wedding Shoes Kate Spade | Jewelry Susie Saltzman Custom Fine Jewelry | Hair and Makeup Chelsie Robben | Makeup Adriana Andaluz | Bridesmaids Dress Hayley Paige Occasions | Groom’s Attire The Black Tux | Groomsman’s Attire J.Crew | Catering Ryan Brown Catering | Wedding Cake Nine Cakes | Cake Truffles Mini Melanie | Rentals Broadway Party Rentals | Linens Nuage Designs | Dinner Plates Hawkins New York | Custom Painting Art by Megan | Calligraphy Anne Robin | Paper Goods Bliss and Bone | Videography NST Pictures

Winter Wedding in the Berkshires

Nestled right in the Berkshires, just a stroll away from the heart of Lenox, Massachusetts , is the lovely Kemble Inn. A modern haven housed in an 1881 historic mansion, this little inn is the perfect place for an intimate wedding. And with a setting like this, who else but Emily Starr Alfano from mStarr Design to make it a magical night!

This lovely wedding took our breaths away when we saw it. Starting with the bride…talk about a lady in red! This gorgeous bride rocked a burgundy Modern Trousseau gown that really just stole the show. Paired with her handsome groom, in his navy blue suit, this couple wowed together.

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Stepping into the Kemble Inn, the mood was set just right by the stylings of mStarr Design. With a palette of black, taupe and deep red, the look was equal parts romantic as it was provocative. We love how Emily mixed in burlap linens with sequins, making it an elegant yet casual evening really playing off of the Inn’s look with the Berkshires vibe. Our very favorite thing however was the fur and feather details. Pairing metal café chairs with taupe throws really brought everything together.

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The lush florals, with blooms ranging in color from blush pink to deep wine red, were placed amongst an assortment of sage and evergreen foliage. We love how Carolyn Valenti Flowers tied in the bride’s dress colors in the arrangements throughout the ceremony and reception, from atop of the mantle, to the marble torso on the grand piano and the detailed antique standing vases.

Captured in all of it’s beauty by Lovebird Studio, this wedding really got to us. Looking through the pictures we felt like the couple’s aesthetic and personality really shined throughout the event. An intimate wedding, a quirky inn and a cozy refined design, this is one of our winter faves!

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Photography Lovebird Studio  | Event Design + Styling  mStarr design | Floral Design Carolyn Valenti Flowers | Venue Kemble Inn | Save the Dates mStarr design | Invitations Wouldn’t it be Lovely | Calligraphy Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Rentals Rentals Unlimited | Linens + Pillows Nuage Designs | Bridal Gown Modern Trousseau

Utah Dreaming

Have you been to Utah lately? Between the Great Salt Lake, the sweeping canyons and the mysteries abound in the desert, there’s so much to discover in this Southwestern state. Needless to say, we’ve had Utah on the mind lately, so when this breathtaking Park City styled shoot came our way, we could barely contain ourselves!

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Tracie Domino Events takes us to the St. Regis Deer Valley, a picture perfect venue offering luxury and modernity set against spectacular nature views. Imagine being able to step into the mountains, just a few feet away from where you said your vows. Even in this gorgeous Reem Acra gown it’s worth the adventure.

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Designing with a delicate blush palette, MMD Events created a lovely tablescape that blends glamorous and rustic styles perfectly. The centerpiece, a pretty array of light pink, coral and sage hues set atop of driftwood, is just lovely. We love how the metallics, in rose gold and copper tones, create a soft yet glitzy contrast to the wooden chargers and oak chairs.

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Captured on film by Lexia Frank photography, this was a truly magical shoot. You can see how vivid the colors, how warm the sun and how dreamy of a destination Utah is to say “I do!”

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Photography Lexia Frank Photography | Event Planning Tracie Domino Events | Wedding Dress Reem Acra | Stationery A&P Designs | Hair + Makeup Versa Artistry | Venue The St. Regis Deer Valley | Bridal Boutique Blush Bridal Sarasota | Decor MMD Events | Flatware Panache Party Rental | Linen Rentals Nuage Designs | Rentals Diamond Rental | Chargers Set Event Rentals

Fall in the Lowndes Garden

Before the temps dip too low, let’s go back to Charleston! We cannot get enough of how gorgeous weddings are at Lowndes Grove Plantation and today’s wedding is no exception.

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Under a clear-top tent, this Boutique Planning wedding had us feeling like we were right in the gardens the whole evening. Even more so, the incredible arrangements from Branch Design Studio really made us feel like we were surrounded by flowers! I mean, let’s just look at the stunning floral chandelier, captured so perfectly by Paige Winn photo for us to obsess over.

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Imbuing the evening with the bride’s Italian heritage, olive branches were arranged on tabletops to resemble runners atop linen tablecloths. Keeping things in a very Tuscan-style, we love the use of simple white linen with light blush accents scattered throughout. Coupled with brushed gold accents, this rustic style reception was reached a perfect level of laid-back elegance.

This couple shared special parts of their heritages and tied them in with their personal aesthetic to create one amazing celebration of love. So, tie on your Chucks and let’s hit the dance floor to celebrate!

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Find the Original Feature Here | Photography Paige Winn | Floral Design Branch Design Studio | Planning and Production Ooh Events | Stationery Dodeline | Furniture Rentals Snyder Rental | Linens Nuage Designs |

From Fall with Love

There may be a fall chill in the air but that doesn’t mean that we have to get cold just yet. Case in point, this stunning Fleurs NYC tablescape that’s turning up the heat at The Foundry LIC. Claudia Hanlin, from the Wedding Library, planned and designed this incredible tablescape, pairing our sexy black leather dot linen with pretty pink china from Broadway Rentals and a gem-tone flower arrangement in fall shades of purple and fuchsia. We love how the tablescape plays with color, using bold black as the base, adding in light pink to brighten the design and a touch of gold accents for good measure.

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The light flooding in through the windows of The Foundry’s Greenhouse room made it feel like there was magic in the air. Watching the beautiful couple whisper sweet nothings to each other in the Patina lounge, our hearts were aflutter! And then, when we caught a full look of the bride’s incredible dress and veil, we could barely contain ourselves. Never have we seen such a romantic beauty.

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The contrast between the provocative tablescape, with it’s tactile leather appeal, to the lovely bride and groom, so romantic in their private moments, will be one to inspire many fall ceremonies!

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Planning & Design The Wedding Library | Flowers Fleurs NYC | Rentals Broadway Party Rentals | Rug & Furniture Rentals Rent Patina | Venue  The Foundry | Bride’s Dress Spin a Bride | Groom’s Styling Mr. Baldwin Style  | Photography From Parris with Love

I Dream of Summer Weddings

Feeling a nip in the air and seeing the leaves start to fade around us, we know that this summer is coming to a quick close. As always, it goes by way too fast and we can never believe it’s over. In an attempt to fend off our impending summer sadness, we’ve turned to a bright and cheerful Luke Wilson Special Events stunner to get us through the last of summer 16.

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First of all, The Middleton Place. Wow. Have you seen any place like this before? Between the historic gardens (America’s oldest landscaped gardens, to be exact), the house museum dating back to 1755, the plantation stable yards (horses and sheep on your wedding day?) and the incredible Ashley River views we are just giddy. Perfect venue, check. But seriously, just looking at these impeccably manicured gardens dotted with bright purple and pink flowers could get us through winter.

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Then there’s this gorgeous ceremony. Set against the water, the couple said their “I Dos” under a dreamy Branch Design Studio floral arrangement. The first half of the service was a tradition Indian ceremony with the second half led by the groom’s father, a pastor, in a traditional Christian vow exchange. The bride, in her beautifully embroidered ivory sari with rose quartz detailing, and the groom sporting a coordinating pink bowtie, were a sight to be seen as they walked down the aisle with white rose petals floating around them.

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And of course, there’s the party. Decked out in white and gold décor, with the sweetest touches of pink, it was just sparkling under the chandelier-strung tent. We love how Luke Wilson mixed in different gold patterns on the tables and chairs to give the tent so much dimension! With a blend of hydrangeas in tall glass vases and dainty arrangements in short gold vases, the flowers were in full bloom. Our obvious favorite? The ombre floral wall from Branch Design Studio framing the bride & groom.

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Between all the attention to detail, the bright colors and the shimmering golds perfectly captured by Hyer Images, this dream Charleston wedding is definitely one that will keep us dreaming through the fall!

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PS – The night ended with the newlyweds sharing a magical kiss under fireworks against a cotton candy-colored sky. Dreams do come true!

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Venue Middleton Place | Event Coordinator Luke Wilson Events | Caterer Cru Catering & Taste of India | Hair & Makeup Makeup Nistas | Tent Sperry Tents | Photographer Hyer ImagesVideography Hart to Heart Media | Rentals Snyder Event Rentals | Floral Branch Floral Design  | Draping Leigh WarrenTransportation Lowcountry Valet