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Okay, you guys! Grey Collective member and designer/planner Kaella Lynn Events blew us away with this stunning inspiration shoot. The romantic and Tuscan details of Casa di Baci, a private estate located in the heart of Sonoma County, provided the design inspiration and the result is magical. We are totally captivated by romantic color palette inspired by the evening light and filled with muted purples, barely there pinks and ashy coral. Florist Amanda Vidmar Designs use of the colors is amazing and feels so fresh. Incorporating terra cotta elements was a natural addition as the material is found throughout the property. The look is rounded out with classic calligraphy by Brown Fox Calligraphy, blue linens from La Tavola Fine Linen and a gorgeous lace Alexandra Grecco gown. And, we have Lynette Boyle Photography to thank for the breathtaking film images of all the details.

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Planner + Designer: Kaella Wilson of Kaella Lynn Events // Photographer: Lynette Boyle Photography // Florist: Amanda Vidmar Designs // Calligraphy: Brown Fox Calligraphy // Venue: Private Estate, Sonoma County // Tabletop Rentals: Frances Lane // Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen // Chairs: Encore Event Rentals // Votives: Glassy Baby // Hair and Makeup: Treja of Skyla Art Beauty // Dress Designer: Alexandra Grecco // Dress + Accessories from Lovely Bride SF // Model: Charlotte of Scout Model Agency // Photo Lab: Richard Photo Lab

 

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Elisha and Elliot’s wedding day Philander Chase Knox Estate, a venue nestled into the historic valleys of Pennsylvania, mixes styles and personalized details for a rustic and elegant celebration. The muted pastels of the mix-and-match bridal party compliment the lovely greens of the landscape. We’re loving the floral designs by Risher Van Horn including the bride’s vintage-style cascading bouquet and the lovely white blooms incorporated into the rustic log chuppah. And, the couple definitely made the perfect choice by enlisted Ashley Errington Photography to capture their day in her dreamy film photography style—the images are gorgeous!

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What made the wedding special and unique?

There really wasn’t one part of our wedding that wasn’t unique. Everywhere you looked, you saw our personalities. From the cigar boxes for flower arrangements on the table, a completely thrifted outdoor living room area for our cigar lounge, the cake topper with the phrase “God Gave Me You”, the Hawk I got to surprise my Hubby with because he loves them. Everything represented who we are as people and a couple. It was so magical for us and we heard from everyone around us this was their favorite wedding.

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

I found the dress at Elizabeth Jon in Ardmore, PA. I am the type of bride who won’t make impulse decisions unless it feels perfect. I went to 4 other shops by this point and loved a lot of dresses but they all missed the mark. They didn’t make me feel like a bride, just pretty. I saw this dress on the sample rack (YES, A SALE!) and it was unlike any dress I tried on, but I thought why not. Once I put it on, I got really quiet because I felt so beautiful and enchanting. I walked out to my mother and mother-in-law and they gasped and said  “Well this is different!”. I was so quiet that they didn’t know how to react, did I love it or hate it? After a little talking back and forth on how it fell in all the right places I finally looked at them and said, “Where is the champagne? Let’s celebrate! I found the dress!”

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What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

    • We love cigars so I thrift-shopped for 6 months to put together the outdoor cigar lounge
    • We had cigar boxes for the flower arrangements on the tables
    • We loved the cake topper
    • The small cake next to the one from the catering company was a gifted geocake (what I wanted in the first place) from a friend of mine
    • How our first dance song was “I Don’t Dance” by Lee Brice, and then Elliot’s Mother/Son song was “I Hope You Dance”, not planned but hilarious
    • The chuppah was custom made from Elliot’s father, fabric from my mom, and the logs with the lanterns underneath. It came together perfectly and better than I could have imagined.

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What was the most memorable part of the day?

So many parts. Seeing Elliot’s face when he first realized I surprised him with the hawk was the best. Other than that, I remember when Elliot and I stepped outside of the tent during the reception and looked in. Elliot said: “Isn’t it amazing that all the people we love are in one room. When will we ever have that again?” We were both so thankful, happy, and blessed to see everyone there. Looking in allowed us to soak in the entire moment. For us the wedding didn’t fly by because we stopped a couple times to take it all in. It was all just so perfect.

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Tell us how you met and became engaged.

From the bride: Oh man that’s a story! It all goes back to when we were 2 years old. Our parents are friends and I was invited to Elliot’s Barney themed second birthday. I was obsessed with Barney at the time, being 3 years old, and let’s just say he won me over.

From the groom: After elementary school, we had both gone in separate directions. I moved to Oklahoma for six years and she was still in Philly. We had met again at a friend’s birthday party and it was history in the making from there. After a couple surprise trips to Philly, her buying me a cocktail in Nova Scotia, from the comforts of her apartment in Philadelphia, and duck hunting in Oklahoma together, she convinced me to move back and I proposed on June 20th in front of what will be our first home.

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Photography: Ashley Errington Photography // Florals: Risher Van Horn // Venue: Philander Chase Knox Estate // Catering: Robert Ryan Catering // Hair + Makeup: Tundella & Co // Groom’s Suit: Stark Suits // Videographer: CinemaCake // Hawk: Elmwood Park Zoo // Bride’s Dress: Elizabeth Jon, Ardmore PA // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ASOS & LuLus

 

 

 

Cory and James fell in love in the desert, so it was a natural choice for their engagement session. Michael Radford Photography captured the couple at Joshua Tree, capitalizing on the different textures in landscape and the magnetic colors in the sunset as our backdrop. We’re loving the simple styling of the couple and their easy smiles. Of course it all came naturally as Cory and James chose their “happy place” for their session. It serves as a great reminder to all the engaged couples out there—work with your photographer to pick a favorite place to capture your most authentic selves.

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Photography: Michael Radford Photography // Dress: Stone Cold Fox // Shoes: Sam Edelman // Suit: Custom // Makeup and Hair: Anna Irving // Jewelry: RoamRumah

 

Crystal quartz and gemstone were the foundation of the design direction in this coastal inspiration shoot styled by Taffete Design.  They are graphic elements on the calligraphic wedding suite, details of the tablescape and inspiration for the wedding cake. The simplicity of the natural environment is balanced by interesting details like the calligraphy invitations by Camilla Anchisi Design (also the photographer!), the cake by Momo Chen Cake  and the cascading and wild florals by Special Moments Flowers and Gift. We love the soft, boho vibe and especially the way uber-talent Camilla Anchisi Photography captured the details against a stunning backdrop.

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Photography: Camilla Anchisi Photography // Event Design & Styling:  Taffete Design // Florals: Special Moments Flowers and Gift // Stationery & Calligraphy: Camilla Anchisi Design // Gown Designer: Alexandra Grecco // Gown Boutique: Union Bridal // Makeup & Hair: Denise Elliott Beauty Co // Wedding Cake: Momo Chen Cake // Jewelry:  Untamed Petals from The Borrowed Collection

 

There are few things more exciting than trying on a wedding dress for the very first time. Finally, you’ve got a ring on your finger, a marriage in front of you, and now you get to plan the wedding. Most of us start looking for wedding dresses immediately, because let’s be real, what could be more fun? Everyone looks good in white! We have seriously been so impressed by David’s Bridal‘s exclusive lines lately, and their prices seem too good to be true! (Spoiler alert- they truly are that good!)

David’s Bridal is built on the ideal that every woman deserves to have the wedding dress of her dreams regardless of her style preference, shape, size or budget allowing her to be the best, most genuine version of herself on her wedding day! They help each bride-to-be find her perfect dress with the assistance of online planning tools, knowledgeable stylists, and expert seamstresses (making you look bomb!), all of which will guide you through your entire dress buying journey. They have a ton of bridal gown options, featuring a broad spectrum of silhouettes, lengths and styles, empowering you to find a unique look for your special day. Their spring 2017 trends are to die for, everything from chic to pink to clean, simple and modern. If you can’t wait to get to a store, you can shop online at www.davidsbridal.com.

One of the designers we’re particularly crazy about is Oleg Cassini. The gowns are opulent with clean lines and intricate details that remain true to his design legacy. Perfect for the bride who is elegant and timeless and appreciates old Hollywood glamour.

Here are a few of our favs:

 
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This  Cap Sleeve Lace Wedding Ball Gown with Beading is seriously stunning. It’s available in champagne, solid ivory, and solid white. And when it’s priced between $1500-1700 you can’t afford NOT to try it on!
 
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 If you’re looking for an Off-The-Shoulder Lace A-Line Wedding Dress, this dress is perfect. It is formal, it is elegant, it’s romantic. Also available in ivory and white, and priced between $1300-1550!
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 Feeling flirty? This Scroll Lace Trumpet Wedding Dress will have you dancing down the aisle. It comes in ivory/champagne, white or ivory and is available with an extended train, hello dramatic! Also priced between $1300-1450!
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 Feeling a more casual vibe? This High-Low Chantilly Lace Wedding Dress is perfect. It’s sexy, it is romantic, yet it is simple. And seriously you guys, it’s only $858! Insert shocked face emoticon!
 
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 We may have saved the best for last, this Grand Lace Ball Gown with Beaded Cap Sleeves has us swooning! Priced at just under $2000 it’s available in ivory and blush, and we are blushing to try it on!
This is just a sample of some of the incredible gowns they have over at David’s Bridal. Seriously, gals, this is good.
*This post was sponsored by David’s Bridal.