We love love love a blush wedding gown, and Anneliese’s Maggie Sottero gown is no exception. The light color is a perfect match for Anneliese and Cory’s sandy sunset vows–all the soft hues are total pastel perfection. Very special thanks to Red Fly Studio for sending us such dreamy images.
There is so much to love about Merinda and Ben’s wedding…the flowers, the relaxed Martha’s Vineyard setting, the bride’s big poofy veil (I LOVE short poofy veils…I mean…let me prove it to you!). But what’s absolutely the most amazing thing is that the bride’s dress–that total stunner of a gown–was made by her mother! You can read all about the story below! Very special thanks to Fat Orange Cat Studio for sending over this East Coast knock out.
We were so happy that we chose to have our wedding on Martha’s Vineyard. Ben and I spent a lot of time in Martha’s Vineyard since we met and we kept throwing the idea in the mix, but it would get tossed aside because of logistics. One day we decided that we were just going to take weekend trip there, meet with vendors and see where it brought us. As with every other trip there, as soon as we stepped off the ferry, we just felt so relaxed and knew that is how we wanted to feel on our wedding day. Most of our family came down the week before the wedding so it was just really great to get to spend extra time with all the people closest to us before the actual wedding day. None of it would have been possible without their help and we can’t thank everyone enough for being there with us! We really wanted something different and non-traditional. We couldn’t have been happier that we chose to get married in Edgartown!
My favorite moment of the day was our “first look”. My dad and I went out on his boat for a spin around the harbor and Ben met us at the dock. My dad and I got to have a nice talk and the boat ride totally relaxed me. Then, seeing Ben standing at the end of the dock just made my day!
A lot of our elements were DIY, I hand letter pressed our save the dates, my brother and grandmother made our cake toppers, and we enlisted our friends to help with our favors, but the biggest and most memorable was my dress. My mom made my dress! When we started dress shopping, I was looking at pretty simple dresses and my mom would joke “I could make that”. So one day as I was looking through blogs I saw a dress that I loved and sent it to my mom (completely as a joke, because it looked way too hard to make) and said “think you could make this?” and she said, “sure, why not?” I laughed, but she wasn’t kidding! She had to make a few mock ups with different fabrics until I found one I liked, but throughout the whole process my mom remained relaxed and calm (even when I decided to move 3000 miles away from her before the dress was complete) and that’s how I ended up with the best dress ever!!
Maggie Sottero, you’ve just bowled me over. The search can end here. It’s just too lovely. But then, of course, there’s the veil. Which has gone and made matters much worse. But it doesn’t stop there because the getaway car is altogether perfection. With all the little details that add up in between, this wedding is an absolute favorite of my mine for this spring. Which brings me to the killer photographer behind it all: Justin DeMutiis. He’s really making it all look as editorial as possible. Jessica and Derek are such a gorgeous couple…so I think they might have made it just a bit easier on Justin.
It wouldn’t be just if we didn’t tip our hats (in a rather generous sway) to the creative talent that is responsible for all of today’s eye candy: Burkle Events. Many more lovely vendors to check out below.
Kendel and Ben’s wedding, shot by Jenn Stark Photographers has really got me in the mood for fall! Their rustic diy wedding was completely handmade, from top to bottom, and you can really the see the love they poured into their special day. I really can’t get over those bouquets though…STUNNING!
Vendor Details:Photographers: Jenn & Dave Stark of JENN STARK PHOTOGRAPHERS | Flowers: Bella’s Floral Boutique | Reception Venue: Ball’s Falls Conservation Area, near Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada | Kendel’s Dress: Maggie Sottero, Camden StyleKendel’s accessories: Handmade by the bride | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Handmade by a friend | Cake: Made by a friend | All paper goods (invitations, save the dates, escort cards, etc.): Designed and handmade by the bride