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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

 

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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

 

No words, you guys. Rolling hills for days, a vineyard, a Clydesdale, and A CASTLE? If you’re dreaming of high romance and whimsy, look no further than the amazing team that put this shoot together! From the Old World charm of The Farm at High Shoals, to the design and planning genius of Heather Benge Events and the stunning florals by Thorne & Thistle with Flowers by Yona, the elegant romance of this inspiration will take your breath away. And we’re the luckiest that the incomparable Lindsey LaRue was on hand to expertly capture every gorgeous detail.

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This golden wedding inspiration complete with a Clydesdale horse took place at what looks like a modern day castle. Set on rolling hills beside a vineyard, The Farm at High Shoals offers an incredible backdrop for this inspiration full of texture, dusty blues, and romantic details.

The bride wore a netted lace gown and floral headpiece, the cocktail tables were adorned with blue linens and apple filled centerpieces, and the reception table overflowed with a jaw-dropping centerpiece that grounded the watercolor calligraphy table runner. An incredible team of vendors helped bring this inspiration to life.

Photographer: Lindsey LaRue // Planning & Design: Heather Benge Events // Flowers: Thorne & Thistle with Flowers by Yona // Stationery/Calligraphy: Made to Flourish // Venue: The Farm at High Shoals // Styling Details: Love Birds Vintage // Makeup: Lovetta Beauty // Hair: Diondria with Lovetta Beauty // Gowns: Ashley & Justin Bride // Cake: Sweet Peeps Bakery // Rentals: Oconee Events // Linens: Party Crush Studio // Models – Bride & Groom: Joanna & Hunter Lanier // Models – Bridesmaids: Monica Pendlington, Hannah Lee Yoder // Horse: Classic City Clydesdales

 

Melissa and Evan’s wedding at Triunfo Creek Vineyard and Ranch House, a sprawling property in Malibu, CA, abundant with rolling green lawns and mature oak and sycamore trees, was destined to be amazing by the venue alone. But when you add a beautiful bride and groom, multiple adorable flower girls, elegant white and pink florals by Unique Floral Designs, over-the-top gorgeous are the only words that are adequate to describe. The creative genius behind the design and planning is our own GLW Collective Member Callista & Company and we think you’ll agree they knocked it out of the park. The perfect day was captured in these stunning photos by JennaBeth Photography. Enjoy!

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Summary from Callista and Company:

Melissa and Evan are a quintessential Californian couple with classic taste and the most genuine love for one another. Their guest book was one of my favorites, drawing inspiration from the vineyard setting and using an assortment of wine bottles labeled with milestone anniversaries. On each anniversary, Melissa and Evan will break open a bottle to reveal the notes inside.

Not many things could steal your attention from the gorgeous bride and groom, but Melissa and Evan’s seven adorable flower girls definitely managed to share in the spotlight on the wedding day. I truly felt part of their large and loving family when planning the wedding, and my gratitude to JennaBeth Photography for capturing it all so beautifully!

Design & Planning: Callista & Company // Photography: JennaBeth Photography // Floral Design: Unique Floral Designs // Stationery:  Franny Bee Designs // Venue: Triunfo Creek Vineyards // Dress:  Mon Amie Bridal Salon // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Cake: Doan’s Bakery // Catering: Command Performance // Hair & Make Up: Shannon-Ashlea Joyce (Bride’s Hair) / Natalie Darling (Bride’s Make Up) / Delia Smith /Corinne Viruet // Music: Vox DJs // Rentals: A Rental Connection // Videography: Burkart Studios // Bartending: Liquid Catering