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Inspired by the classic French countryside wedding vibe, the team behind today’s French Blue in the County inspiration shoot put their own spin on the theme Mount Peak Farm in the Pacific Northwest. Details like lace, a blue palette, white florals and fresh blueberries adorning a lovely ribbon-wrapped cake are just a few of the details that attracted us to this shoot captured by Janet Lin Photography with design and florals by Chloe Nicole Weddings, coordination by Brick + Willow, stationery by Love Fern Design Studio  at  Mount Peak Farm with a cake by QFC Bakery.

From the planners: Inspired by the quaint & picturesque essence of the French countryside, this romantic wedding inspiration at Mount Peak Farm in the Pacific Northwest will make you feel like you’ve stepped right into a dream…or the rolling hills of Provence. Designers Brick + Willow and Chloe Nicole Weddings put a fresh spin on the classic French countryside wedding. Luxurious shades of blue, from velvet linens & ribbon to the intentional addition of fresh blueberries throughout make this wedding inspiration all its own.

Love Fern Design Studio crafted the most fitting stationery suite and place cards for this soft & romantic affair. The florals were a key element of the design, with the goal of achieving a romantic, timeless, and elegant look. Big white blooms and luscious greens created a stunning display of full arrangements down the table and all throughout the ceremony space. Loose greens and slight pops of texture added the perfect garden-like feel to the entire shoot. A classic iron arch with whimsical greens and pops of white roses created a romantic ceremony site. The bride was breath-taking in her off-the-shoulder full lace gown from Weddings With Joy and classic hair and make up look by Paper Dolls NW. The groom swept her off her feet with his charming smile and dapper ensemble from Men’s Wearhouse.

An enchanting tablescape placed in the midst of a sunlit pathway made for the dreamiest intimate reception. CORT Party Rental & BBJ Linen created a table design filled with texture, soft blues, and antiqued silver tones. A creekside vignette of vintage furniture from Remember Me Pretty established a peaceful retreat for specialty cocktails, cake and toasts.

Photography: Janet Lin Photography // Design & Florals: Chloe Nicole Weddings // Coordination: Brick + Willow // Stationery: Love Fern Design Studio // Venue: Mount Peak Farm // Wedding Dress & Veil: Weddings With Joy // Cake: QFC Bakery // Linens Rentals: BBJ Linen // Chairs & Tableware Rentals: Cort Party Rentals // Hair & Make Up: Paper Dolls NW // Specialty Rentals: Remember Me Pretty // Videography: Logan Carter Productions // Models: Ellie Mae Brody and Carson Fletcher // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

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Seri and Toan met in college and dated for 12 years before they married in Maui. “We’ve gone through every milestone in our lives together and were so happy to finally be able to share our love with everyone,” says Seri. They enlisted Maui’s Angels to help them plan their gorgeous day at Montage Kapalua filled with tropical florals by Mandy Grace, stationery by Anna Claire Calligraphy and signage by Miss B. Calligraphy. They also had Wendy Laurel behind the lens capturing their vibrant, island party in the way only Wendy can and we know you’ll love the photos as much as we do!

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Our wedding was an intimate affair with our most cherished family and friends sharing the special day with us.

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

My beautiful ball gown dress was designed by Stella York. It was one of the two dresses I tried on in my search for the perfect dress at a cute little boutique called Lang’s bridal. I’ve always wanted to feel like a princess for my special day and it definitely made me feel so! I also had the added touch of a cathedral veil to tie the look together.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

We wanted our guests to have some fun entertainment and loved the idea of having a cute photo-bus to entertain our guests.

What was the mostmemorable part of the day?

The best part of the day was when we finally had the chance to enjoy a few moments of the beautiful backdrop of Maui together. We held each other and just breathed in each other’s air and couldn’t believe we were finally there enjoying that moment together.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We met in college and have been on our journey together for over 12 years.  We’ve gone through every milestone in our lives together and were so happy to finally be able to share our love with everyone.

Seriphone + Toan | Montage Kapalua from All Time Media II on Vimeo.

Wedding Planning & Design: Maui’s Angels // Photography: Wendy Laurel // Flowers: Mandy Grace // Stationery: Anna Claire Calligraphy // Venue, Catering & Bar Services: Montage Kapalua // Gown Designer: Stella York // Hair & Make-up: Meili Autumn Beauty // Signage: Miss B. Calligraphy // Video: All Time Media // Musician: Brian Santana // Linens: La Tavola // Place Settings: Set Maui // Rentals: Inspiration Events Hawaii // Officiate: Tino Rosete // Photobooth: Bamboo Shootz

 

Villa Rusconi Clerici in Verbania, Italy offered a breathtaking backdrop on Lake Maggiore for Anastasia and Michele’s elopement. Edelweiss Weddings designed the day with a lemon yellow theme that carried through the florals and tablescape by Della Bella Fiori. We’re definitely loving the gorgeous views captured beautifully by Daria Lorman Photography along will all of the other cheery details.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

The venue the couple have chosen together with their planner Diana. Villa Rusconi Clerici is located in the small town of Pallanza on Lake Maggiore. Walking along its embankment, for a moment it may seem to you that you are on the French Riviera, and sea waves are beating on the shore. The villa was built in the late 1800s. It is impossible not to notice it from the water. Bright yellow color and stucco windows of this villa stand out among others. It is surrounded by a luxurious garden, has enviable and rare specimens of flowers of various kinds, such as rhododendron, azaleas, camellias, magnolias and others, some of which were planted for more than 200 years, even before the construction of the villa itself. This place is an endless source of inspiration for artists and poets, and for all beauty lovers. From the bride: “On this day, everything came together so that it is impossible to highlight some special part of the celebration, leaving others behind. Everything was beautiful, starting from a clear sunny morning, after a long rainy week.”

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

I tried a lot of dresses, but still couldn’t choose just one. I had a dilemma between two completely different styles: sophisticated and luxury mermaid and more romantic dresses. So I got both of my favorites from two different designers in two boutiques. First, I felt in love with that beautiful sparkling lace dress from Honeymoon Sposa Italia, which was shining in the sun. I felt like this was my dream dress. And for the dancing part of the day I went with a light and airy organza dress from Cristian Spose, which was very comfortable but still exquisite as I didn’t want anything too simple either.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

We built our concept around such a simple element as lemon. On such a hot June day, which was June 12, 2019, a glass of cold lemonade came to everyone’s taste and was very welcomed. And it added that Italian touch to everything.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

Our ceremony was the most memorable part of the day and a couple of minutes right before it when we were both standing a couple of meters from each other and impatient to finally see each other. We also had lots of fun when trying to get those cute Pinterest photos with Baloo, the villa’s dog. Daria did her best trying to make the dog sit still and pose with us, while Baloo was clearly more interested in getting snacks.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

That day I had a big event planned at a restaurant, which I was supposed to attend in the company of my two friends. I definitely did not plan to meet my destiny – my future husband. He was in our big company at that restaurant. Nothing special, the usual acquaintance. Everyone was getting to know each other there, talking. The evening has passed. That evening we did not even talk a lot.

Some time later Michele started calling me, chatting on the phone. Later we saw each other a few more times at various events. Then he invited me on a date. I refused, and he had planned a trip to his homeland, Italy, for work, for a whole month. He flew away. He kept calling me the whole month, despite my refusal to go on that date. Apparently he decided not to give up! When he returned, he called me on a date again, this time I agreed.

After 1.5 years, he proposed to me. Now we are husband and wife. And three years ago, on one happy summer day, we first saw each other in that restaurant and I could not even imagine that I was sitting there and talking with my future husband.

Photography: Daria Lorman Photography // Planner & Organization: Edelweiss Weddings // Flowers & Décor: Della Bella Fiori // Stationery: Edelweiss Card Design // Venue: Villa Rusconi Clerici // Muah & Styling: Anna Poliakova // Wedding Dress #1: Honeymoon Sposa // Wedding Dress #2: Cristian Spose // Headpiece & Earrings: Della Bella Gioielli // Cake: LallabyCakes

 

Kate and Grant dated long distance in college and when Kate visited WestPoint, she would stay at the Thayer Hotel, so it it was a natural choice for the location of their reception following their traditional ceremony at the breathtaking Cadet Chapel. The couple enlisted the help of planners Table 6 Productions to create their stunning day filled with sentimental details in blue and bold, brilliant florals by Faye and Renee, vibrant watercolors by Bohemian Mint and a Momofuku Milk Bar cake that was shipped directly to the reception!! Loving all the joie de vivre in Kate and Grant’s day and it’s all captured here by Rodeo and Co.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

From the photographer: So many aspects! First of all, the cloche jar display wall for the escort cards is one of our favorites. But also the location was so unique! Getting married in the WestPoint Chapel is a super memorable setting because it’s a breathtaking chapel. The entire WestPoint grounds are gorgeous, and I think every guest appreciated just walking around and seeing the amazing views!

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

Kate found her dress at Kleinfeld’s! She wanted something unique but that still had an elegance to it – just like her! I remember her sending us the picture of it, and we were BLOWN away. It is stunning and honestly no picture could do it justice! The beauty is in the details.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

Definitely the WestPoint Military traditions added such a personal touch. They sabered champagne for their toast, did a saber arch after exiting the ceremony, had an ice sculpture of the academy’s logo, had a table for their fallen soldiers, and so many other small things! It definitely made it feel super personal for both of them. Also, the Momofuku cake was a must for Kate – we literally used Fed Ex to ship the cake to the Thayer Hotel!!! It HAD to be the original Momofuku, and if you taste it you’ll realize why it’s totally worth it.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

The band! They were AMAZING. We have used Hank Lane Music multiple times before, and we are continually impressed with the quality of their bands. Everyone was dancing ALL night and kept raving about them.

 

 

Photographer: Rodeo and Co // Planner: Table 6 Productions // Stationery: Bohemian Mint // Floral: Faye and Renee // Venue: WestPoint Military Academy and the Thayer Hotel // Videographer: Blue Moon Video // Dress: Isabelle Armstrong New York // Dress Store: Kleinfeld’s // Music: Hank Lane // Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar // Beauty: Beautini // Transportation: Peekskill Trolley Company // Live Painter: Peter Pluchino // Rentals: Durant Rentals // Velvet Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

Creative directors Crosby + Jon selected Casa Velas, a Spanish-style boutique hotel in Puerta Vallarta for this desitnation vow renewal. The gorgeous grounds of the hotel set the tone for their event—a ceremony over looking the beach followed by alfresco dining in the garden. We’re loving the Mexican Equipale chairs, floral-filled straw bags and a fruit-adorned centerpieces. The look is elegant, yet still casual and definitely somewhere we’d like to be right now! Check out all the beauty in these images by Jeremy Chou Photography and read on for all the details from the creative team.

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In our latest search for up and coming wedding destinations, our Crosby + Jon team explored the vibrant city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Our mission was to locate a venue that suited the inspiration for this destination editorial – a couple celebrating their marriage with a vow renewal. We were captivated by the lively city, and sought out an intimate venue that was close to the thriving downtown. We found ourselves at the doors of Casa Velas; an estate-like venue that was a short walking distance to the charming city center and just minutes from the beach. Together with renowned film photographer Jeremy Chou and videographer Robert Michael, we designed and captured an elegant and romantic vow renewal for Ollie + Kubie.

The celebrations began at the gorgeous Spanish style boutique hotel. Upon arrival, guests are transported to a hidden oasis of fuchsia bougainvillea and lush tropical gardens. Large archways and white pillars are contrasted by pale yellow stucco throughout the property. Overhead, wrought iron balconies are softened with overgrown flora. Once inside the hotel, an interior facing courtyard sets a tranquil mood with vibrant koi ponds. Around the corner, a casual yet elegant restaurant offers indoor and dining experiences of equally mesmerizing ambiance. To complete the all inclusive amenities, a stunning pool and golf course only added to the appeal for this destination celebration.

To begin, our go-to Mexico makeup and hair guru Zoë Elizabeth added to the natural beauty of our bride Ollie. Glossy waves and a tangerine red lip suited the sleek satin Amsale gown we had selected. We added a little edge to the sophisticated look with a silver body chain of crystal embellishments and sapphire details that draped Ollie’s shoulders and back. Her look was complete with a trinity Cartier ring and ribbon tied heels from Bella Belle. We styled our groom in a similarly elegant fashion with a traditional white tux with black bow tie. Our florist arrived to deliver a bouquet of delicate white florals that we fastened with a long black tulle ribbon.

Before the vow renewal ceremony, Jeremy and Robert captured the couple at our favorite scenic backdrops of Casa Velas. The tropical gardens, romantic pathways and walls of fuchsia bougainvillea perfectly framed the portraits of our stunning couple. With the portraits complete, our couple made their way to the Beach Club where our ceremony design was waiting for them.

The Beach Club is a convenient shuttle ride from the hotel. The beachfront location boasts an expansive terrace and wrought iron balcony with unparalleled ocean views. Florística framed the half circle balcony with green and white tropical florals, with subtle pops of yellow roses. We added rustic oak chairs with linen seats and throws for guests. Transcendental sounds from a solo cello musician and the nearby crashing waves completed the experience for Olli, Kubie and their guests. After the vow renewals were complete, guests enjoyed an afternoon cocktail by the pool.

We eventually made our way back to Casa Velas for the outdoor reception. We wanted the dining experience to remain elegant with select casual design elements so that everyone could relax and enjoy the evening. We joined a long row of tables set with beige linens from Wildflower Linen. Mexican Equipale chairs from Rocco Troyani Rentals and tablescape arrangements of white, green and yellow flora completed the look. Fresh tangerines and lemons added pops of fresh organic colors down the table. Guests dined in the al fresco ambiance and enjoyed local white wine and fresh Mexican cuisine catered by the hotel’s restaurant, Emiliano. For dessert, a lemon tart by Pie in the Sky made for a refreshing final course.

As the sun made its way down the sky casting shadows along the reception, we found ourselves bewitched by the gorgeous scene before us. Jeremy and Robert captured Ollie + Kubie enjoying the elegant celebration of marriage we had envisioned. As designers, Casa Velas offered everything we could ask for to make this an ideal romantic getaway for the couple and guests. The result? A timeless, chic experience we will never forget.

Spanish Style Vow Renewal at Casa Velas Resort from Robert Michael Films on Vimeo.

Photographer: Jeremy Chou Photography // Videographer: Robert Michael // Producer and Creative Director: Crosby + Jon // Florals: Floristica // Paper Goods: Seniman Calligraphy // Venue: Casa Velas // Grand Velas Project Director: Ary Iturralde // Hair + Makeup: Zoë Elizabeth Makeup // Wedding Dress: Amsale // Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes // Bridal Jewelry: MJF Bridal // Rentals: Rocco Troyani // Dessert: Pie in the Sky // Linens: Wildflower Linen // Ring Box: The Mrs Box // Photo Assistant: Lexi Marie Photo // Video Assistant: Excursion Media