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No matter how you feel about snow, we think you’ll agree that Alex and Parker’s Telluride nuptials will inspire winter wedding goals. Our own GLW Collective member Jenna Elliott with One Eleven Photography was there to capture every perfect moment of this GORGEOUS snowy wedding. From the outdoor deck where they said their vows, Gorrono Ranch provided an amazing view of white-capped mountains as a backdrop. The simple elegance of white florals and greenery designed by Garden Store is the perfect pairing with this rustic mountain location, and planner Wendy Jacobs Hampton helped to bring all the pretty details together.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

The location. My family has been vacationing in Telluride since my mom was a child. It’s a family tradition. Every year my entire family (cousins/aunt/grandmother) would rent a home there and spend a week skiing and just enjoying Telluride’s adventures and beauty. Parker started joining us on these trips several years into our relationship and loves it now too. It’s a truly magical place. We felt so blessed that we could get married there, and share such a meaningful and special place with the most important people in our  lives. Multiple guests already booked return trips for March of next year because they loved it so much!

  

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

I’ve always loved Monique Lhuillier. I think all of her bridal designs are perfection. I tried on about six of her dresses in total, and narrowed it down to two. I had my mom with me the first time, and then had my dad, best friend, brother and aunt with me the second time to help me decide. I never thought I would pick such a princess dress, but the embroidered beaded lace bodice, coupled with the textured organza skirt just felt perfect against a snowy winter backdrop. I also thought, “when else am I ever going to get to be this glam!?”

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

Parker and I love our French Bulldog, Frankie, like a human child. We flew her with us and made her our flower girl. She walked down the aisle with a beautiful floral wreath around her neck. Everyone stood for her and ooh’d and ahhh’d like she was the bride! Another surprise for guests was the transportation they had to take to get to our venue. Gorrono Ranch  is located in the middle of a ski run on the mountain. It required guests to get into snowcats (fully tracked trucks with a sleigh attached designed to move on snow) to take them up to the venue. It was quite a sight! We had large faux fur throw blankets on the sleigh, and the ride was about ten minutes total through ski runs and lush tree area. On the way back at the end of the night people rode the snowcats down to giant stars and the town lit up in the distance. It was pretty unique.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

Everything about it was memorable! But there are two parts about the day that still stand out to me. The first one was that Parker and his groomsmen skied/snowboarded into the wedding in their tuxes. It was such a shock to all of our guests and the coolest experience. The second still makes me tear up when I think about it. It was the most incredible feeling in the world to have all of our friends and family in the same room with us celebrating our love. I don’t know if there will ever be another occasion in life that brings the people most important to us together again all in one room like our wedding. I’ll cherish the love we felt and received from everyone else on that day forever.

   

 

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We’re high school sweethearts! We started dating junior year of high school and have been together ever since. Our engagement story is awesome. I love cats, and Parker is highly allergic to them. My running joke was always, “I’m going to have to pick you or my love for cats.” One Saturday I came home and opened our front door and saw a litter box sitting in our hallway. I instantly freaked out and starting screaming out of excitement, “oh my god is there a cat in this house!?” Parker came around the corner with a kitten (Theo) in his arms. I burst into tears. He handed me Theo, got down and one knee, and told me that he loved me and wanted to make me happy in life, so if that meant having severe allergies everyday so that I could have a cat he would do it. It was the kindest gesture, and talk about true love. He had the engagement ring on Theo’s collar. Poor Parker is still currently getting allergy shots on a weekly basis. Hopefully in another six months he’ll have built up an immunity and won’t need to do that anymore!

Parker & Alex – Highlight Film from Amor In Motion on Vimeo.

Photographer: Jenna Elliott One Eleven Photography // Wedding Planner: Wendy Jacobs Hampton // Florals: Garden Store // Stationery: Bella Figura // Venue & Rentals: Gorrono Ranch // Videographer: Amore In Motion // Dress and Shoe Designer: Monique Lhuillier (Beverly Hills) // Bride’s Makeup: Steven Mora // Bride’s Hair: YX Salon // Escort Cards and Paper Goods: The Pampered Paper // Cake: The Butcher & The Baker // Officiant: Jayne Atkinson // Bridemaids’ Gowns: Reformation / Joanna August / Azazie // Bridesmaids’ Faux Fur Shawl: Milanoo // Veil & Shoes: Monique Lhuillier // Jewelry: L J Marks Jeweler // Groom’s Attire: Custom Tux Brandon Williams // Groom’s Shoes: Del Toro, Barneys // Groomsmen Tuxes: Menguin // Engagement Ring: Custom by Philip Press // Wedding Bands: Both Custom XIV Karats LTD // String Quartet Ceremony Music: Telluride String Trio // Reception Music: DJ Soul Atomic // Catering: Allred’s // Lighting: Lighting Design and Production Telluride // Transportation: Telluride Express

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With a rustic barn and sweeping waterfront views of Thousand Acre Farm as a backdrop, and many personal touches including watercolors of their cherished pups, Jamie and Matt were able to realize their dreams of an intimate wedding surrounded by their close friends and family. Blush floral garlands galore adorned the space, and A Styled Fete nailed the couple’s vision and love of whimsy in all the fun and gorgeous details. Stacy Hart was there to capture every element of this lovely wedding.

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 Jamie and Matt were wed at the beautiful waterside Thousand Acre Farm surrounded by their closest friends and family. Every detail of the day was carefully curated by A Styled Fete (a premier event & wedding design company based in Chadds Ford, PA) to truly capture the easy-going, fun-loving nature of the couple.

 

  

From the moment guests arrived they were greeted by personal touches that referenced the couple’s love of all things whimsical. The seating chart was adorned with stunning blooms and featured water-color portraits of their beloved pups accompanied by the directions “Please Fetch Your Seat”.

  

The waterside ceremony space was decorated with a beautiful array of floral garlands that set the scene for touching, hand-written vows. The mint and blush color palette flowed perfectly through the ceremony space into the bride’s bouquet and other details. Her invitation suite was simple and was accented with floral envelopes. Succulents were placed in floral designs and around the venue to bring in beautiful blue-green tones as well. The entire space was transformed by their choice of decor and made the location perfect for their big day!

  

Photographer:  Stacy Hart Photography // Event Designer & Florals: A Styled Fete // Invitations: Design by Pipkin Paper Company // Event Venue: Thousand Acre Farm // Dress Designer: Modern Trousseau // Dress Store: Jennifer’s Bridal // Hair Stylist: Trilogy Salon and Day Spa

 

As the majority of Jenny and Pete’s guests were traveling to Philadelphia, they wanted to offer an entire weekend event that extended before and beyond the nuptials. They chose the riverfront mansion Glen Foerd as the venue for the big day, with its historic charm and vintage glam. The stunning bride fell in love with a sparkly Berta Bridal gown with an 8 foot (!) detachable train, because who wouldn’t?! Feast your eyes on the elegant soft-hued florals by Cottage Florist, including the over-the-top gorgeous arch. We are so thankful that Ashley Errington Photography was there to expertly capture all the fun, classic, and beautiful elements.

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What made the wedding special and unique? 

90% of our guests had to travel to attend our wedding in Philadelphia, where I grew up. We planned events Friday evening through Sunday evening, so it was really nice to prolong the moment. Our family lives pretty far apart from one another, and our college and high school friends might not have been together as a big group in years, so everyone appreciated the time to unplug and enjoy a mini 48-hour reunion.

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

I work at Hudson’s Bay, which owns Saks Fifth Avenue, so the SFA bridal salon was my first and only stop! Luckily they carry Berta Bridal, whose dresses I’d been ogling on Instagram for months. I tried on every Berta style they carried, but ultimately the sparkle and 8ft detachable train won me over.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal? 

Our seating chart was a really big hit! We bought a room divider with 15 double sided, rotating picture frames, and on each we made one side a table, and the other a picture of the two of us throughout our relationship. People had a lot of fun looking back on photos from college while finding out who they’d be sitting with. Also, Pete and one of his groomsmen DJ’d our killer after-party which stretched into the early hours of the morning.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

To be honest, the whole thing was a blur. A wonderful, loving, and fantastic blur. Can’t wait to get the videos back!

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We met while we were in college at Georgetown University. We both worked at the Midnight Mug, a coffee shop located in the library. Fast forward five years, while living together in NYC, we were walking along the Hudson River as a beautiful bride posed for photos with the Statue of Liberty in the background. I asked Pete, “When’s that going to be me?” But little did I know that Pete had a ring in his pocket and with that he was down on one knee and proposed.

Photography: Ashley Errington Photography // Florals: Cottage Florist // Venue: Glen Foerd // Dress: Berta Bridal // Bridemaids: Lulu’s // Hair: M’s on the Square// Makeup: Makeup Studio Inc // Video: Axel Marrero Studios // Band: EBE Barcelona

 

If you want a change from the traditional wedding festivities, you need to check out this bridal brunch inspiration shoot at the rustic White Sparrow Barn in Texas. Olive and Nine designed an elegantly casual atmosphere for the bridal party, who sat at a low table with colorful vintage place settings and and abundance of giant pillows and poufs. With the gentle hues of the flowers and a romantic floral crown for the bride, Blushing Blooms completed the vision for a lovely laid-back brunch for the bride and her maids. We know you’re going to LOVE this gallery of images by the most talented Katie Lamb.

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The inspiration behind the shoot revolved around a bridal brunch for the modern and yet laid-back bride who values friendship and community. We utilized mauves, peaches, and organic hues, while throwing in a little bit of bold with the deep plum and sweet yellow tones.

The short, Moroccan table created a space where the bride and her maids could relax, laugh freely with one another, and enjoy friendship. The pillows and layered rugs with cowhide and woven pieces assisted in adding texture and the flare of the bride’s personality.

Vintage table pieces hinted at the bride-to-be’s forever, while the soft and delicate florals whispered new beginnings. Her peacock chair and wicker lounge area helped to bring the space alive with the touches of greenery and leathered poufs.

Photographer: Katie Lamb Photography // Planner/Designer: Olive and Nine // Florals: Blushing Blooms // Calligraphy/Paper Goods: Simply Jessica Marie // Venue: White Sparrow Barn // Videographer: Katie Lamb Photography // Hair and Makeup: Brittany Jones Weddings // Catering: The Tamale Company // Cake: Sugar Bee Sweets // Plates: Dixie Does Vintage // Furniture Rentals: Beautiful Event Rentals

 

As soon as she saw it, Becky knew she wanted to have her wedding at  Historic Cedarwood in Nashville. This all-inclusive venue, a GLW Collective Member, is truly magical in every picture-perfect detail from the rustic vintage barn, acres of rolling green spaces, and team of incredibly talented designers to help complete the inspiration for the most discerning of brides. Becky in her dreamy lace gown with its champagne underlay from Essence of Australia surely turned the heads of all. The collaborative design of this team came together beautifully, including the stationery by Designs in Paper, the gorgeous blooms by Cedarwood, and Julie Paisley who effortlessly captured every stunning moment.

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I have wanted to have my wedding at Cedarwood as long as I’ve know about it – almost 5 years ago. To be able to have my wedding there was a dream come true and truly special. The venue was intimate, elegant, country, and organic which encompassed everything that I had envisioned. One of the most unique things about that day was that everyone in the wedding party has known each other for 8+ years. We have dated for over 8 years so it was fun to have everyone anxiously awaiting this day almost as much as we were!

My gown was Essence of Australia. It was a beautiful, soft, all-lace gown that had a champagne-colored underlay with a deep V in the back and scalloped bordering along the train. I had imagined myself wearing a dress like this the entire time but happened to find another dress initially that I was happy with only for a short time. I ended up revisiting LVD, a designer off the rack bridal boutique, because I knew I would find my dress there. LVD has a boho, non-traditional, effortless, romantic style that I was interested in. I wanted something non-traditional and felt like “me”. The soft lace and different color underlay drew me in! When I put on the dress, I knew it was the one and couldn’t wait to show Alex. He ended up loving it and that’s all that I could ask for!

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What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

I wore my mother’s garter from my parents’ wedding. We made a guest book full of pictures of us two over the last 8 years together. Alex and I wrote each other letters/vows to each other and read them privately. Our beloved dog, Brock, was our ring bearer.

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What was the most memorable part of the day?It poured all day up until we had our first look and we got the chance to take pictures outside while the rain let up. That was such a blessing since the only thing I cared about was having pictures outside. Having a first look with Alex was precious so we could have a few moments together during the busy day. The ceremony was amazing; having both of our dads being involved with his dad marrying us. We had the most fun that day with all of the people that we loved and we couldn’t ask for anything better.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Freshman year of college, my best friend and I were invited to go to a friend’s house for a party. I met Alex that night at the party and I could not stop laughing. He is such a witty person and of course I thought he was hot! We had an immediate attraction and were inseparable all night. We were beer pong partners and played each other in Wii bowling and I kicked his butt! After that night, I could not stop thinking about him. We started talking and shortly after started dating and the rest is history!

My parents came in town one weekend in the spring and Alex, his parents, and me took them to the Pollock family farm to show them the house we fixed up and to hang out on the farm. We took my parents down to the creek to show them around and started skipping rocks. My parents decided to head back up the house and Alex and I stayed for a minute. We started kissing and then he got down on one knee and asked me to be his forever. It was more perfect than I could’ve imagined; being with family at the farm was intimate, personal, and everything to me.

Venue, Planning, Floral & Design: Historic Cedarwood & Cedarwood Weddings // Photographer: Julie Paisley // Paper Goods: Designs in Paper // Cake: Patty Cakes // Bridal Store: LVD // Bridal Designer: Essence of Australia // Hair & Makeup: One10 Beauty // Rentals: Liberty Party Rental // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box