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Cristy Angulo Photography  and florist Flora joined forces to produce what they both love most—”clean, bright fine art images and free flowing, organic florals.” Lucky for us, they’ve shared the fruits of their stylish labor in this Fresh Blossom editorial. Every design choice and vendor collaboration was made with the intention of evoking classic elegance with a soft, ethereal flair. From traditional handwritten calligraphy and hand-torn deckled edge paper goods by Hands of Hollis, to a romantic feminine tablescape by Bespoke Settings to the delicate, corset bodice and sweeping skirt of the Wtoo by Watters gown the shoot is filled with the sweetest enduring bridal elements that continue to stir feelings of romance and whimsy, centuries later.

Photography: Cristy Angulo Photography // Florist: Flora // Invitation Suite: Hands of Hollis // Calligrapher: Kelly J Kim Calligraphy // Venue: Firefly Gardens // Bridal Salon: Lasting Bridal Couture // Dress Designer: Wtoo by Watters // Hair & Makeup: Phoenix Beauty Team // Bridal Jewelry: Classic Jewelry // Table settings: Bespoke Settings // Model: Arianna Alvarez // Linen Rental: AM Linen Rental

 

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Tatiana is from Moscow and Wayne is from Sydney, they met while living in Singapore and were engaged in Koh Samui where they returned 8 months later to celebrate their nuptials at the Intercontinental Samui. Friends and family came from all over the world for the gorgeous day planned by The Wedding Bliss Thailand which featured a ceremony atop the infinity pool overlooking an epic scenic backdrop followed by a romantic-glam outdoor reception under the twinkling lights strung from tree to tree. Florals were by IAMFLOWER with stationery and paper by Ivy for Studio OhlalaSaya Photography was on hand to capture all the magic (and cotton candy sunset!) in these beautiful images.

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What made the wedding special and unique? 

We spent the whole week with family and friends who traveled across the world to be there with us, and it was a wedding week, not just a day! It was a unique chance to bring everyone together, giving I’m from Moscow, Wayne is from Sydney (where we are living now) and we met and lived in Singapore. We also got engaged in Koh Samui and returned 8 months later to get married.

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

I just fell in love with the dress on a picture and went to try it on, and it was the very first dress I tried. I got it from Moira Hughes, a boutique in Sydney. I customised the design to make the dress very my own.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal? 

The location – giving we came back to the place we got engaged. Also the music – the very iconic Australian song finished the party + Russian bride/groom entry song –  to acknowledge both home countries. The overall style – theme/colours/design – was very “us”.

What was the most memorable part of the day? 

The whole day to be honest, every minute has a special place in our hearts from the get ready with our bridal party to fireworks in the end. But the moment we first saw each other is the most special one.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We both moved to Singapore for work and met over there in 2015.  We moved back to Sydney in July 2017 and became engaged in Koh Samui in June 2018.

Planning & Styling: The Wedding Bliss Thailand // Photography: Saya Photography // Flowers: IAMFLOWER // Wedding Stationery: Ivy for Studio Ohlala // Venue: Intercontinental Samui
// Bridal gown & veil: Moira Hughes // Second Shooter: Sarah for Studio Ohlala // MUAH: Polina Pak Make up Studio // Groom and groomsmen suits: Montagio // Bridesmaids dresses: Birdygrey // Engagement ring: Australian Diamond Brokers // Bridal shoes: Bella Belle // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

You know we can’t resist an unexpected color combo and this light coral, blush and deep eggplant palette has us reeling with excitement—what a gorgeous way to do pink in the fall! Julie Jagt Photography and Paige Griffith Makeup Artist were inspired by Vancouver’s short—but beautiful—cherry blossom season. Inspiration wove through every detail from the pink blossoms on the invitation suite by Penscript on 6th to the subtle flower details in the gown and blush colored veil. Hanaki Floral brought a fresh and modern twist with pops of purple in the graphic, textural bouquet. We love the light coral, blush and deep purple palette for fall too! Check out all the details in the dreamy images captured by Julie Jagt Photography.

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Photography: Julie Jagt Photography // Florist: Hanaki Floral // Calligraphy: Penscript on 6th // Dress: Isabelle’s Bridal // Makeup Artist: Paige Griffith Makeup Artist // Hair: Clara Leung Designs // Model: Jillian Grace // Decor: Bespoke Decor // Jewelry: Bekah Anne Accessories

 

Leah and Geoff ventured from their home in Canada to the desert of Arizona with their closest friends and family spending the days surrounding their wedding exploring with their loved ones. Their day which included a ceremony at Scottsdale Old Adobe Mission Church followed by a reception at Desert Botanical Gardens was truly family-focused and intimate. “As much as all the details were special to us,” says Leah “we really just wanted an intimate day that we could be present in and to not worry about anything. It ended up being a dream, were both felt so loved honored and joyful.” See all the beautiful details including the bride’s pink BHDLN gown, custom Fire & Ice Custom Jewelry engagement ring, florals by Chasing Bliss Designs  and gorgeous desert details in these stunning images by Mason Neufeld Photography.

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Details from the photograpaher: They were wed in the Old Adobe Mission Church in Scottsdale. “The church was a unique small heritage site in old Scottsdale and was built by hand in the early 1900s by the first settling Mexicans. It is the oldest catholic church built in the area. Very quaint and simplistic with concrete floors and exposed beams which appealed to our love for warehouse style.” – Leah (Bride).

During the reception they arranged the tables in a circle. The table markers were designed by the groom, and were named instead of numbered so that they could pick words that had meaning to them; love, cactus, waterfall, spirit, and Jedi (the name of their puppy). He used movie “The Wedding” poster theme as inspiration, cactus, and tie dye patterns. They introduced each table of guests to bring an intimate feeling and so that everyone knew a bit more about one another to feel more connected. Geoff’s mother created the dreamcatchers, and the centre doilies were made by his grandmothers.

The bride comes from a musical family, and each of her sisters performed songs that they wrote for their wedding during the ceremony and reception.

Photographer: Mason Neufeld Photography // Florist: Chasing Bliss Designs // Ceremony Venue: Scottsdale Old Adobe Mission Church // Reception Venue: Desert Botanical Gardens // Dress Boutique & designer: BHDLN // Makeup: Skin Apeel Spa, Fountain Hills AZ // Donuts: The Local Donut // Rings: Custom made by Fire & Ice Custom Jewelry Designed by Bride and Groom // Catering: Atlas Catering // Invitation design & print: Groom // Jewelry: Crocus and Ivy // Film Lab: Photovision Prints // Officiant: Catholic priest Fr. Greg Schlarb

 

Is there anything more delightful than realizing Dahlia season is upon us!? Emilie and Steve’s fall nuptials at Philadelphia’s Parque at Ridley Creek, highlight the much-loved bloom and all of it’s late-summer glory. The couple stated their vows in The-Secret-Garden-esque courtyard on the estate grounds followed by a celebration at the historic mansion. Dahlia-centric florals in a palette of dusty pinks, light peach, deep merlot and barely-there-blush are by Love n Fresh Flowers with coordinating by Peachtree Catering. The couple enlisted Emily Wren Photography to capture their day and you can see it all in these lovely images.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Our venue made our wedding so special! Parque at Ridley Creek State Park was our dream venue. The Hunting Hill Mansion is an old stone mansion that once belonged to a family as their foxhunting vacation home. The mansion is surrounded by beautiful gardens and scenery, which made our outdoor ceremony so magical! It is set in the middle of a beautiful state park outside of Philadelphia. Parque was the perfect venue for us not only because of its beauty, but because we are such outdoorsy people. We love hiking all over the world and just being in nature. Starting our future at Parque was just the beginning of a lifetime of adventures.

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

My “dress” is actually a 3-piece from BHLDN. It is a skirt, corset, and lace topper. After looking at dresses at multiple bridal shops, I didn’t find any that I loved until I went to BHLDN. BHLDN had the romantic, less-formal style I was going for. I originally wasn’t looking for a 3-piece, but my mom showed me a photo of what it looked like online and I was in love! The 3-piece was great because you can buy each piece in your size, which is a great feature when you’re petite. I still needed alterations, but not many!

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

A special part of our wedding was that we read our own vows. Steve was 100% set on doing this from the start, but I was a little nervous for it especially because I despise public speaking. Writing our own vows definitely took some extra thought, but it made the ceremony so special. Our guests gave us great feedback and really enjoyed that our ceremony had such a personal touch. Another special touch was the gorgeous flowers we had from Love n’ Fresh Flowers. Jennie grows all of her flowers herself on her flower farm in Philadelphia. It is so cool that we were able to support a local farmer! The flowers and decor really brought our venue to another level.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

Our first look was such a memorable moment for us! It was a moment we got to spend alone before we tied the knot and before the craziness of the wedding would begin.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Steve and I met in a bar over 5 years ago. I picked him up! It actually took approaching him twice for the sparks to fly. After that night we were inseparable. Steve and I were vacationing in Kauai, Hawaii when he proposed. We were in the middle of a day-long hike on the Kalalau Trail along the Napali Coast. It was one of the most jaw-dropping gorgeous hikes of our lives. We hiked to a private beach and then up to a waterfall that we got to swim under. Steve pulled me off the trail for a water break, then proceeded to get on one knee. He couldn’t have picked a better place to propose!

Photography: Emily Wren Photography // Coordinator: Bridget Kelly Peachtree Catering // Florist: Jennie Love Love n Fresh Flowers // Venue: Parque at Ridley Creek // Hair: Taylor McGivney // Makeup: Nicck Townsend // Dress: Catherine Deane / Watters // Caterer: Peachtree Catering // Band/DJ: Nick Diguilo White Label DJs // Transportation: Ace Limousine and Transport