Best Wedding Blog - Wedding Fashion & Inspiration | Grey Likes Weddings http://www.greylikesweddings.com A Wedding Blog by Grey Likes. Love Well Styled. Sun, 01 Feb 2015 15:15:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Shelby and John’s Wedding at High Hampton Inn http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/diy/shelby-johns-wedding-high-hampton-inn/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/diy/shelby-johns-wedding-high-hampton-inn/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:01:13 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=51234 Shelby and John’s wedding can be beautifully summed up by their photographer, Alicia White who said, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about getting married in the middle of the rain.” Today, we are all about the romance of weathering storms–both figuratively and literally. We absolutely adore this gorgeous couple and […]

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Shelby and John’s wedding can be beautifully summed up by their photographer, Alicia White who said, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about getting married in the middle of the rain.” Today, we are all about the romance of weathering storms–both figuratively and literally. We absolutely adore this gorgeous couple and the incredible nature inspired wedding that featured, among other things, vows exchanged in the pouring rain.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

What made that day unique was the spontaneity of it all. You can spend months planning a wedding but when it looks like rain on your big day and you’re determined to get married outside; you have to make some very last minute adjustments. We both had to make decisions about the ceremony but we were dead set on not seeing or talking to each other before the ceremony. We trusted in our hearts that we knew what the other person would want. At one point my wife and I were ten feet apart, unknowingly making the same last minute decisions like we planned them for years. What made the wedding special was how much we love God, and how much we knew that He would guide us then and how much we know he will guide us forever.

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

The gown is Morilee by Madeline Gardner and the beaded sash is from Bhldn. I found it at New York Bride and Groom in Charlotte, NC. They were great about making sure I only tried on dresses I would be able to get in my short, three month time-frame. It was the only dress that fit perfectly from the moment I put it on. As soon as I turned around in the mirror I knew this was the dress. It was a perfect combination of everything I was looking for and I felt completely like myself in it.

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What were some touches added to make it personal?

Shelby is a graphic designer so she wanted to design all of the printed materials for the wedding. In fact, the font for the invitations was the first purchase she made after the engagement. Shelby’s friend created a series of watercolor illustrations, which were then used on the invitations, rsvp cards, and advice cards at the reception. Another personal touch Shelby and John made was to cut out any traditional reception rituals that weren’t significant to them. They knew the night would fly by and this gave them more time to spend with their friends and family.

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What was the most memorable part of the day?

Shelby: As everyone was lining up to walk down the aisle I was waiting inside the Inn so that John wouldn’t see me. Someone pointed out that if I stood on my tiptoes I might be able to see John through the window. As soon as I caught a glimpse of him I lost it. It was a perfect moment being able to see how happy John was and soak in the fact that he was about to become my husband. It was a sense of overwhelming joy.

John: I know every groom probably says the moment he sees her for the first time is the most memorable moment. They probably say this because it is such an impacting moment for every groom. Seeing Shelby from such a far distance next to her father was the most amazing, life changing moment. The most memorable moment was when Alicia gave us a few minutes to ourselves after shooting photos on a deserted peninsula to just soak it all in. I will always remember those minutes that we spent together. We just stared, smiled, hugged, laughed and danced to nothing but the beautiful silence of nature.

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Tell us how you met and became engaged.

My good friend knew both of John’s roommates from having classes with them. After hearing so much about each other we were intrigued to finally meet. When we did, we talked about everything from black and white movies to cooking. After that night the four of us started a weekly tradition of taking turns making dinner, and dubbed it “family dinner night”. It wasn’t long until John and I were spending time together just the two of us. One night he asked if I wanted to start running with him, of course I said yes but if you know me then you know running is NOT my thing. Thankfully our runs quickly turned into walks. Walking and getting lost in conversation around the beautiful streets of Richmond are some of our favorite dating memories.

John surprised me on Valentines Day by driving the 8 hours to my house and showing up with flowers at ten o’clock at night. It was the best surprise! He had considered proposing that night but when he saw how shocked I was he decided it might be too much. Early the next morning he decided he couldn’t wait any longer. He woke me up and proposed just the two of us. It was a perfect, private moment that the two of us will always get to share together.

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Vendors: Photography: Alicia White Photography // Venue/Catering: High Hampton Inn, North Carolina // Floral Designer: Fiddlehead Designs // Hair/Makeup: Indigo Salon

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Our dearest friend and crazy favorite designer, MaeMae & Co. has been busy introducing new “characters” to their collection of wedding stationery suites and we are so excited to share three of our favorites to you today! Each set of photos includes a snap of the inspiration board that they used for designing each suite, and it’s so fun to see that inspiration come to life! Are you serious? We are in love.

(Side note: how fun that you can always mix and match colors of any suite. So each one takes on a new persona when you dress him/her up in a new wardrobe. I mean….)

First up, meet Beau:

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As if that wasn’t enough, meet Charles:

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And then there was the ever so lovely Beverly:

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The Mist and The Blossom http://www.greylikesweddings.com/inspiration-shoots-and-boards/mist-blossom/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/inspiration-shoots-and-boards/mist-blossom/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:09:24 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=50307 “Working with the beautiful setting of Coolbawn Quay deep in the heart of Ireland, we let our imaginations run with the far away water setting, the mist off the quay on the first frosted mornings,” says stylist guru Grace and Saviour. “I imagined a wedding with a little darker romance than summer, with beautiful velvety, muted […]

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“Working with the beautiful setting of Coolbawn Quay deep in the heart of Ireland, we let our imaginations run with the far away water setting, the mist off the quay on the first frosted mornings,” says stylist guru Grace and Saviour. “I imagined a wedding with a little darker romance than summer, with beautiful velvety, muted tones of waters mist, soft greys of fogs and still clouds, old golds and mustards of darker evenings and candlelight, with dusty rose pinks of warmth, a blushed cheek, and tulles and a little hint of black tie. All of this with a rich, romantic Irish feel of water and seasons.”

Our imaginations are completely ready to be delighted with these images shot by the ever so lovely Paula McManus Photography.

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Vendors: Photography: Paula McManus Photography // Creative Direction, Styling and Props: Grace and Saviour // Location: Coolbawn Quay in Co.Tipperary Ireland // Flowers: Aisling from Blathanna Florists Claremorris // Make Up: Anita from The Powder Room // Hair: Bridget Haren // Stunning Cakes: Cove Cake // Stationery Design: Appleberry Press // Dresses: Myrtle IvorySharon HoeyLoves Legecy, Margaret Coyne Design, The White Gallery, Patrick Casey, Suits: Brown Thomas // Models: Mary-Kate for 1st option and James for Lockdown Models

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Keely and Ian’s San Ysidro Ranch Wedding http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/color/grey-weddings/keely-ians-san-ysidro-ranch-wedding/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/color/grey-weddings/keely-ians-san-ysidro-ranch-wedding/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:57:30 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=50535 Keely and Ian decided on the ever-so-perfect San Ysidro Ranch as the backdrop for their wedding. Though they never imagined a rainy day, the weather ended up adding a romantic element that added to the intimacy of their gorgeous celebration. We absolutely can’t get enough of the florals by Ambient Event Design and beautiful details […]

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Keely and Ian decided on the ever-so-perfect San Ysidro Ranch as the backdrop for their wedding. Though they never imagined a rainy day, the weather ended up adding a romantic element that added to the intimacy of their gorgeous celebration. We absolutely can’t get enough of the florals by Ambient Event Design and beautiful details of the day, all perfectly captured by Megan Sorel Photography. We know you are going to love this one!

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What made the wedding special and unique?

The rain! We live in the perpetually sunny Santa Barbara, California so when we planned our wedding to be outside in the gardens of San Ysidro Ranch we never imagined anything but blue skies and warm weather. Our wedding weekend ended up being the biggest storm of the decade- and we’re so happy it was! Once we embraced the rain we realized it added such romantic and cozy elements to the day. The shades of grey and misty sky ended up being the perfect backdrop for our intimate wedding.

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What were some touches added to make it personal?

We wanted our wedding to feel more like a romantic dinner party rather than a big event. So all of our decisions stemmed from that vision- especially the tablescape. We chose to use two long tables with low centerpieces to promote conversation, and instead of lots of flowers we opted for succulents and candles throughout. My husband and I have been lucky enough to live all over the world together so we divided the tables by cities we’ve lived in. Each setting had a small succulent holding the name card- which most of our friends took home to plant in their own gardens.

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What was the most memorable part of the day?

I had always wanted my wedding to be outside so when we got a short break in the rain we quickly decided to forgo the tent and have the ceremony outside in the gardens as planned. Since the grounds were too wet to hold up the chairs all of the guests stood around us through the ceremony. It was one of the most magical feelings in the world- to have everyone we love surround us in support during our vows.

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Vendors: Photography: Megan Sorel Photography // Location: San Ysidro Ranch // Design: Tara Bassi Party Design // Floral: Ambient Event Design // Music: Jim Eppolito of West Coast Music // Rentals: Town and Country Rentals // Hair and Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup // Airbus: Santa Barbara Airbus // Linens: La Tavola Linens // Dress: Monique Lhuillier

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Meet Zola! http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/planning-tools/meet-zola/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/planning-tools/meet-zola/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:59:07 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=51403 Okay ladies! It is time to talk registries! For those of you that are a bit more particular (read: Lady Grey falls into this category) it is often times hard to find the perfect store to register at because choosing all the loveliness you’ll want for your newly married life is hard to squeeze into […]

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Okay ladies! It is time to talk registries! For those of you that are a bit more particular (read: Lady Grey falls into this category) it is often times hard to find the perfect store to register at because choosing all the loveliness you’ll want for your newly married life is hard to squeeze into just two or three stores! Am I right? This is where Zola comes in. Zola is an all-in-one, flexible registry that allows you to register for beautiful gifts, memorable experiences, cash/honeymoon funds and anything from any store. That means, everything you’d ever want, completely customized, and all in one place! Ready to hear how it works?

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First off, Zola is super easy! You have total control and can do things like decide when/where your gifts are shipped (moving between now and the honeymoon??–your gifts can be shipped when you are settled in your new abode!). You can also track gifts, their recipients, and make your thank you’s much easier! Editorial - Canvas Vase

And–get this! If you are a shopper on the go and see something you love in store, just use the Zola iPhone app to scan barcodes and add to your registry in one quick step! OH MY! Plus, don’t love what someone picked out or changed your mind? You can exchange gifts before they are sent to you! Seriously. I die.

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As if it couldn’t get any better, Zola also offers a curated experience for registering. They’ve created Tastemaker Collections from amaze peeps like Molly Sims and Lisa Vorce to help you pick out rad stuff from all over the web! How lovely to have someone help you find the perfect elements based on your own style? I love that!

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In addition to ease of gift registry, Zola allows you to register for experiences and honeymoon or cash funds! If you are the type of couple that has everything for your house, this is a super amaze option! Your friends can also go in on a group gift too! Plus, you can make your registry completely personal by adding fun notes, collections and even pictures!

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So guess what you guys? Grey Likes Weddings readers will receive $25 in Zola credits when they set up their wedding registry on Zola. New registries must be started (but not necessarily published) between 1/21/15 – 4/21/15. Credits will be placed into the couple’s Zola account 4 weeks after a couple’s registry is published live.

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Adriana and Ariel’s Miami Engagement http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/adriana-ariels-miami-engagement/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/adriana-ariels-miami-engagement/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:00:55 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=50711 Adriana and Ariel are a crazy gorgeous couple that are taking over today’s post to tell you all about their engagement photos shot by the ever talented Blackbird Foto. How the couple met: We met while attending the Tax Masters Program at Florida International University. We have seen each other in school in the past, […]

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Adriana and Ariel are a crazy gorgeous couple that are taking over today’s post to tell you all about their engagement photos shot by the ever talented Blackbird Foto.

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How the couple met:

We met while attending the Tax Masters Program at Florida International University. We have seen each other in school in the past, but we never talked (even though we both graduated from our bachelors on the same day and have graduation pictures together). Once we were in the masters, we started to get to know each other through common friends and by collaborating on class projects. This led us to become good friends. We enjoyed spending endless hours together talking just about anything and enjoying our morning coffee together before the class. Very quickly our Starbucks library trips became a tradition and often a subject of jokes for our classmates. Ariel would call me few times a week with questions about material from our tax classes…but after few months he admitted that he did that just to be able to talk to me. He was very persistent and patient. With the passing of time, I started to realize that our friendship became something more. We genuinely cared for each other. We would spend hours studying until late on school campus. Ariel would never want to leave, because waiting until the next morning to see me was too long for him :). Whenever we would be together we would just look at each other and say: Happy Times! It was our inside couple motto.

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The proposal story:

Ariel proposed almost two and half years since we started dating. He chose the same place where we first kissed as the location where he professed his love to me.”

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Ariel on the proposal:

“It was hard to convince her to go to celebrate our two and a half year anniversary…after all who does that?! Ultimately I persuaded her and we went for a late lunch and romantic walk on the beach. I started telling her with a shaky voice how much she meant to me and finally got on one knee to ask the love of my life to be my wife. Her first words were: Is this really happening? I remember tears in her eyes saying yes and making me feel the luckiest men in the world. There are no words that could really describe what I felt once she said yes. I just can say that I really look forward everyday to be married to the most amazing woman in the entire universe, the love of my life, my best friend, my everything.”

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About the photoshoot:

Ariel and I want to memorialize our engagement in a timeless manner. We strongly felt that whatever location and theme we choose, it should truly represent us: where we live and what we often do during our weekends. We wanted a beautiful backdrop to create amazing memories for us, our families and future kids, but not necessarily in very traditional way. As a former model I knew that beautiful wardrobe and make up would truly bring my vision together. It took couple of weeks to create everything. Finding the clothes and right props was challenging. I also did not want my pictures to have a feeling of being too “sweet” or too “cute”. I wanted to express our love through Alisa’s camera lens with certain level of maturity and simple natural beauty with minimal make up.

For the beach shoot, we wanted to have a feeling of a morning after an amazing evening… a couple on the beach enjoying sunrise. I opted for a beautiful sequin Badgley Mishka gown and Ariel a slim fit Banana Republic navy suit. Ariel is Cuban and his entire family would spend every year their vacation in beautiful beaches of Varadero. Beach is very close to Ariel’s heart and so it was a very obvious choice for us. Also, Ariel did propose on the beach, so it will be actually always a special place for both of us.

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Walks and picnics in the park is something that I really enjoy; hence, the idea for a fall picnic. Since I started planning the wedding I spend a lot of time browsing through pictures. A lot of the ideas were inspired by the photos shared by the Pinterest community, for example, the monogrammed bottle. Other props were more spontaneous finds, for example the Anthropologie’s monogrammed notebook or love poems book.

The walk in the park look was inspired by the verses from Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s poetic tale “The Little Prince”. It a romantic story that reflects on human nature and relationships. The story emphasizes the importance of listening to our heart and carying for each other are beautifully captured through quotes like “One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” and “You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.” Ariel is my prince and I am his one and only rose :) I translated the idea through the Matheson Hammock park backdrop and a rose printed silk jumpsuit by Stone Cold Fox. My make up and hair were driven by the Ellie Saab models look. Very soft and romantic…almost angelic. My vision was executed by incredible Miami fashion make up artist Angel Gabriel.

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Vendors: Photography: Blackbird Foto // Make up: Angel Gabriel // Monogrammed bottle: The Printing Guy Inc.

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Patti and Christian’s Wedding at The Prospect Park Boathouse http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/romantic/patti-christians-wedding-prospect-park-boathouse/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/romantic/patti-christians-wedding-prospect-park-boathouse/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:00:33 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=50370 Patti and Christian planned an incredibly romantic wedding at The Prospect Park Boathouse in Brooklyn, NY (one of our all time favorite venues, by the way!). We are obsessed with the classic details and gorgeous colors that Patti chose! Heather Waraksa Photography is an incredible photographer on the top of our list of faves, so […]

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Patti and Christian planned an incredibly romantic wedding at The Prospect Park Boathouse in Brooklyn, NY (one of our all time favorite venues, by the way!). We are obsessed with the classic details and gorgeous colors that Patti chose! Heather Waraksa Photography is an incredible photographer on the top of our list of faves, so it’s no surprise that we’re obsessed with these gorgeous images! With details like that Jenny Packham gown and those florals by Violet and Verde we are seriously doing the happy dance over here!

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What made the wedding special and unique? 

Ten years ago Christian sat on the back steps of the Prospect Park Boathouse with one of his 1st grade students during a school trip. He asked Christian if he had kids, if he was married and Christian replied saying no to both, but that maybe in the future that would change. Walking down the aisle and saying our vows to each other just steps away from that spot ten years ago was a reminder of our own individual life journeys, which ultimately led us to each other.

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

I was with my mom and sister, who were town for a girls wedding planning weekend, and Gabriella in SoHo was our 3rd stop. I knew I wanted a dress that gave a nod to the past while still being contemporary. Feminine, but not frilly. It had to have character and stand out, but more in the details than the dress overall. Jenny Packham’s ‘Nicole’ definitely fit the bill, I felt incredible in it, and when I saw my mom’s and sister’s expressions, I knew it was the one!

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What were some touches added to make it personal? 

We met in Brooklyn, fell in love here, and planned to start our lives together in Brooklyn. Half of our guests were from out of town, so it meant so much to us that our family and friends could come see where we live. Plus, you can’t beat Brooklyn in June. Prospect Park was in full bloom, and much to the surprise of our guests, they never imagined such a beautiful place could exist in a big bustling city.

Our wedding was a very intimate affair. Every single person on the guest list played a part in helping us become the people we are today, so as a thank you, we expressed our gratitude in writing on the back of our programs. It was also framed and placed at the entrance. We also made custom tote bags marking that day in Brooklyn for our guests to remember after the wedding.

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What was the most memorable part of the day? 

The ceremony was by far the most memorable part of the day for us. We felt an overwhelming sense of joy to share the ultimate expression of love and commitment with our family and friends. Seeing the faces of our family and friends as my brother walked me down the aisle to Christian’s father marrying us to cracking up at how nervous we both felt to the moment we kissed and faced the people we loved the most. We felt truly blessed, and it’s a moment we’ll never forget.

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Tell us how you met and became engaged.

A summertime bike ride from Greenport to Shelter Island by ferry led us to Sunset Beach, where we escaped an afternoon shower over rosé and nicoise salads. The rain stopped and we decided to take a walk on the beach and luckily for us the rain chased all the beach goers away. It was just us, the beach and a proposal waiting to happen. He stopped, got down on one knee, and asked the question I knew I was born to answer with a yes.

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Vendors: Photography: Heather Waraksa Photography // Venue: The Prospect Park Boathouse, Brooklyn, NY // Stationery: Annie Clark via Minted.com // Dress designer: Jenny Packham // Bridesmaid dresses: Monique Lhuillier // Florist: Violet and Verde // Musicians: DJ RT via Scratch Weddings // Bridesmaid gifts: Kate Spade // Hair and Makeup: VickyC5 // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Tote bag: Conventiontotes.com // Cake: Moveable Feast

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Portugal Wedding Inspiration at Hacienda Sarria http://www.greylikesweddings.com/inspiration-shoots-and-boards/portugal-wedding-inspiration-hacienda-sarria/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/inspiration-shoots-and-boards/portugal-wedding-inspiration-hacienda-sarria/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:20:09 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=50404 Today we are bringing you some Portugal inspired designs in the form of patterns, color, and texture! Shot at Hacienda Sarria by Photographs by Caileigh we just can’t get enough of this fresh approach that Love by Lynzie Weddings + Events styled. We love the boho meets modern combo! Vendors: Photographer: Photographs by Caileigh // Venue: […]

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Today we are bringing you some Portugal inspired designs in the form of patterns, color, and texture! Shot at Hacienda Sarria by Photographs by Caileigh we just can’t get enough of this fresh approach that Love by Lynzie Weddings + Events styled. We love the boho meets modern combo!

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Vendors: Photographer: Photographs by Caileigh // Venue: Hacienda Sarria // Planner and Stylist: Love by Lynzie Weddings + Events // Floral: Living Fresh // Stationery: Beet & Path Designs // Cake: The Wedding Cake Shoppe // Dresses: Sash & Bustle // Jewelry: The Loved One // Hair and Makeup: Ashley Readings // Grooms Attire: Harry Rosen // Dishware and Stemware: Plate Occasions // Flatware, Favours, Rentals and Props: Love by Lynzie Weddings + Events // Film Lab: Photovision Prints

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Rachel and Roy’s Wedding at Rancho Valencia by Amorology http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/romantic/rachel-roys-wedding-rancho-valencia-amorology/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/real-weddings/by-style/romantic/rachel-roys-wedding-rancho-valencia-amorology/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 20:45:21 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=50847 You guys. Whenever we get the chance to feature a wedding designed by Amorology, it’s pretty much the best day ever. Their work is so darn gorgeous and crazy town creative, that we can’t get enough! Rachel and Roy’s wedding, shot by John Newsome, is no exception! With Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa in San […]

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You guys. Whenever we get the chance to feature a wedding designed by Amorology, it’s pretty much the best day ever. Their work is so darn gorgeous and crazy town creative, that we can’t get enough! Rachel and Roy’s wedding, shot by John Newsome, is no exception! With Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa in San Diego as the backdrop for the day, and incredible gorgeous florals by L&S Design Co. covering the entire space, we really can’t imagine a more beautiful wedding! Seriously.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

One of the best things we did was actually before the wedding. We spent four magical days and nights at a resort spa called Cal-a-Vie before the wedding, which was ideal because it allowed us to get away alone together, to primp head to toe, workout, eat healthily for the week, and to relax and prepare for our big day. I highly recommend taking a “pre-honeymoon”! Then, all of our family and friends, from all over the world and every stage of our lives, arrived at the same place. Having everyone in one place allowed all of our diverse friends to meet one another and become friends, which combined to make our wedding night both a great party and a magical, almost dreamlike evening that neither of us will ever forget.

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

I found the dress very early on when shopping at Ever After in Miami with my Mom. But, I wasn’t quite ready to be done dress shopping– I was having too much fun! However, I kept thinking about my Reem Acra Juliet dress, and, a few months later, I went back and got the dress. The Juliet dress was perfect for our garden, California wedding: unfussy, elegant, and more of an evening dress than a wedding dress, which I had wanted. However, I still felt that something didn’t quite look perfect about the dress on me. I asked the seamstress to add a little bit of volume to the skirt, but they only had an enormous underskirt available at the shop. We tried it, just to get sense of what it might look like, and the look of the dress instantly changed completely– and we got a shape that was perfect. We all knew that this was it. It was classic, but also unique, and I got to add something to the design of the dress. In the end, I embraced the poofy wedding dress!

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What were some touches added to make it personal? 

My mom and I spent months collecting rose petals from the gardens of family and friends to toss as we exited the ceremony. It was piece of our home that we could bring to the ceremony and share with our guests. We also had some live plants included in the decor so that we could plant them after the wedding to remember our wedding day as they grew. We personalized our ceremony by having close family perform readings that were meaningful to us. Roy speaks English, Spanish, and Hebrew, and had family visiting from Israel and Mexico. We chose a reading in each of the three languages to honor the long distances from which our guests had traveled.

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What was the most memorable part of the day?

Roy and I had never learned a choreographed dance before. But, we took on the challenge for our first dance. After 10 intense dance lessons with Eugenia Spotar from Dance Luv in Miami, we had learned the steps that she had choreographed to our favorite song, Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show. I was much more nervous about the dance than any other part of the wedding; I was so nervous just before, in fact, that I almost refused to go through with it. But, my husband encouraged me, and I’m so glad that he did, because we had a blast. It was the highlight of the evening for both of us. Everyone was so surprised when we started the dance and broke into line dancing, and were quickly up on their feet clapping with us and singing along. It got the night off to a fun and lighthearted start.

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Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We met playing softball in Miami. My husband was asked to join the league because he had played baseball in college; but I, on the other hand, was invited, despite being not having played since 4th grade PE class, because the team needed three female players and had only been able to sign up two. I hit a single, but, upon arriving at first base, I stopped directly on the bag without running through it. My husband, who was coaching first, informed me that I, in fact, did not have to stop directly on the bag, and should feel free to run through it. Unfortunately, my husband was not sufficiently specific with his advice. On the next pitch, the batter hit the ball into left field, at which point I ran as fast as I could towards, and then past, second base and into left field, where I was promptly tagged out—to everyone’s amusement. Seeing his chance, my husband ran over to me and delivered the line he had been waiting to land: “Don’t you have a boyfriend who can teach you how to play softball?” And the rest, as they say, is history….

We got engaged on a trip to Vieques Island in Puerto Rico. In the morning, we went horse back riding on the beach, then had a picnic on a secluded beach, where Roy presented me with the ring. We snorkeled and swam most of the day, and then, when night fell, we went kayaking on a bioluminescent bay.

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Highlight reel from Kavin Lindgren on Vimeo.

Vendors: Photography: John Newsome // Design + Planning: Amorology // Florals: L&S Design Co. // Videography: Kavin Lindgren // Location: Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa // Stationery: Peanut Press Creative // Cake: Michele Coulon Dessertier // Vintage Rentals: Folklore Vintage Rentals // Rentals: Classic Party Rentals // Linens: La Tavola // Rentals: Abbey Party Rentals // DJ: Hit It Music // Ceremony + Cocktail Music: The Get Down Boys // Transportation: SD Charter //

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Appy Couple http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/planning-tools/appy-couple-2/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/planning-tools/appy-couple-2/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:59:53 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=51276 Okay ladies! For those of you newly engaged, don’t forget that one of the looming tasks on your to do list is to create a wedding website! This is always so helpful for guests who are traveling for the big day and is also a polite way to share registry information. What we didn’t know […]

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Okay ladies! For those of you newly engaged, don’t forget that one of the looming tasks on your to do list is to create a wedding website! This is always so helpful for guests who are traveling for the big day and is also a polite way to share registry information. What we didn’t know when it comes to checking this off your list is that a wedding website can be a lot easier said than done. First off, finding a source for well-designed sites in our aesthetic (read: super pretty) is nigh impossible. Second, finding pretty combined with functionality (read: virtual RSVPs!!!) is even tougher to hunt down. Forget about adding an easy interface so it’s easy to customize–the list is getting way too long! Until now, duh.

May we introduce you to Appy Couple?

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Appy Couple is a modern wedding website and a coordinating interactive app that lets you manage and share important details of your wedding— everything from RSVPs to travel details for guests, from registry information to virtual champagne toasts and so much—with ease and style. It’s easy. Really, really easy. With an intuitive drag and drop interface, it’s so easy, it practically builds itself. And did I say it was pretty? Very pretty! More like, excited to send to friends to show off your design savvy fabulousness.

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So, here’s what we love about Appy Couple!

1) It’s a truly all-in-one integrated wedding website and wedding app. Say goodbye to managing a patchwork of difficult to use accounts for various tasks (photo sharing, website creation, email invitations…you get the idea). Appy brings everything together for you so you can easily and elegantly create your wedding website and wedding app once and publish anywhere—on any device.

2) Guest list, RSVP tools and more that will delight you. Here’s one thing I know all brides find to be a major pain – managing their guest list and RSVPs. And this is something Appy Couple makes insanely easy to manage. Here’s how: You can not only upload and manage your entire guest list and RSVPs all from within your app or website, but you can also send personalized emails that match your design. And the most amazing part — Appy sends you push notifications when a guest RSVPs, so you can keep your guest list updated in real time (and guests love not having to snail-mail their RSVPs).

And of course, Appy has everything else that you can think of – travel information, registries, dining options and more – along with those you won’t think of – child care, weather, directions, local services among others.

3) Then of course, there are all the fun features that you’ll LOVE (and where guests can also join in) that make Appy Couple magical.

Not only can you add your photos, video and story but so can your friends. That’s something no one else lets you do. Your friends can not only add pictures of you directly from their phone but also edit them and add filters so they look good. Just for fun, Appy also includes thoughtful digital keepsakes: Virtual champagne toasts, a digital guestbook, an iTunes Playlist to which your guests can contribute – these are native app features that allow your guests to share in your wedding journey from Day One.

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Not that it was a hard decision, but are you ready to get started?

It’s easy.

You can choose any design created by Appy’s award-winning design team and pay a one-time fee of $35 (for any design from the Boutique Collection) and you’ll be ready to go. Their oh-so-romantic Luxury Collection, featuring exclusive Carolina Herrera designs inspired by House prints and décor, is a one-time fee of $69.

Remember, you can always change the design at any time and as many times as you’d like for free – and your website and app will update immediately and automatically. How amazing is that?!

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A SPECIAL OFFER FOR GREY LIKES WEDDINGS READERS

Appy Couple is kindly offering our readers an exclusive discount! Use code APPYGREY to get 15% off your order. (Limited quantities are available. Please refer to Appy Couple’s Terms and Conditions of Use.)

To get started, go to www.appycouple.com and start by choosing a design. Already started your wedding website someplace else and now feeling a twinge of jealousy? No problem. Appy Couple will move it for you. E-mail the team at makemeappy@appycouple.com, and they’ll take care of the details. The 15% discount also applies here.

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