Grey Likes Weddings | Wedding Fashion & Inspiration | Best Wedding Blog A Wedding Blog by Grey Likes. Love Well Styled. 2018-04-13T16:16:51Z http://www.greylikesweddings.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Donna Wells <![CDATA[Kelly and Zac’s Wine Country Wedding]]> http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=103463 2018-04-10T23:16:40Z 2018-04-13T16:16:51Z Kelly and Zac’s wine country barn wedding is an absolutely vision of beauty in the hue of lavender. Grey Collective member Kaella Lynn Events designed a masterpiece of casual elegance with florals by Amanda Vidmar Designs stealing the show at every turn. Invitations were created by the couple’s friend, designer Tim Praetzel, fabulous signage from Brown Fox Calligraphy adorned every attraction and Honeycomb Designs cake was definitely... Read More

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Kelly and Zac’s wine country barn wedding is an absolutely vision of beauty in the hue of lavender. Grey Collective member Kaella Lynn Events designed a masterpiece of casual elegance with florals by Amanda Vidmar Designs stealing the show at every turn. Invitations were created by the couple’s friend, designer Tim Praetzel, fabulous signage from Brown Fox Calligraphy adorned every attraction and Honeycomb Designs cake was definitely the icing on the gorgeous reception. Lynette Boyle Photography was on hand to capture it all in these lovely fine art photographs.

What made the wedding special and unique​?

Coffee and milkshake bar + see question about personal touches-our venue, (which turned out to be the best thing that could have happened!!) was the perfect combination of my tastes (rustic/barn) and Zac’s (modern/airplane hanger)

We love swing dancing and practiced for 6 months to surprise our guests with a choreographed dance to start the party

Cake represented Zac’s photography

Stayed in one big house with our bridal party and got to spend the entire weekend with our closest friends/family

Guest book was a photo book of Zac’s pictures

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

Christina’s Bridal in Andover Massachusetts. I had a trip planned to visit my sister so my mom flew out so we could all go shopping together. On the flight over I was scrolling through Instagram and stumbled across a picture of this Hayley Paige gown. My sister and sent it to each other at the exact same time but didn’t have time to talk because my flight took off. By the time I landed my sister had snagged the last appointment at the only salon in Boston that sold her gowns. AND she was having a trunk sale. Meant to be!

I knew I wanted a short dress for the reception but once I found this dress I didn’t want to take it off!! So I purchased a short tulle skirt (from Bliss Tulle) and had a tailor cut my dress in half, add the short skirt and create a removable skirt out of the Hayley Paige gown.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

​-We wanted as many of our friends and family to be involved as possible in our big day.

-Our friend designed our invitation suite

-Our friend Adam Friedman sang processional songs

-Our best friend was our officiant

-My dad sang our first dance song

What was the most memorable part of the day?

-We didn’t do a first look so seeing each other’s reactions as I waked down the aisle and being able to share that moment & experience with all our guests

-Close second: jumping in the pool in our wedding clothes with our bridal party

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We met in high school and dated for 8 years (3 long distance). Zac proposed by making a movie and filling the movie theater with 45 of our closest friends and family.

 

Photography: Lynette Boyle Photography // Planning + Design: Kaella Lynn Events // Floral: Amanda Vidmar Designs // Invitations: Friend of couple Tim Praetzel // Venue: K Venues // Bridal Gown: Hayley Paige // Bridesmaids’ Gowns: by Bill Levkoff from Bella Bridesmaids // Groom’s Suit: custom by J. Hilburn // Ties: Love Lilly Lane // Cake: Honeycomb Designs // Signage: Brown Fox Calligraphy // Table # Holders: Esselle // Tables and Tabletop Rentals: Theoni Collection // Chairs and Rentals: Encore Event Rentals // Water Glass: Glassybaby // Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen // Lounge: Pieces by Violet // Ceremony Guitarist: Adam Friedman // DJ: Truthlive // Catering: Culinary Eye Catering

 

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Donna Wells <![CDATA[Art Deco Garden Party Inspiration]]> http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=102630 2018-04-10T22:14:34Z 2018-04-12T15:00:29Z Constructed in the 1920s and 30s, Tyler Gardens have Art Deco elegance written on its structure and design. Polka Dot Events gathered a team of talent to bring out this Art Deco vibe and add modern and playful touches to give it a completely unique, garden-party feel. Fresh Designs Florist capitalized on the color palette – pinks, golds, dark blues –... Read More

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Constructed in the 1920s and 30s, Tyler Gardens have Art Deco elegance written on its structure and design. Polka Dot Events gathered a team of talent to bring out this Art Deco vibe and add modern and playful touches to give it a completely unique, garden-party feel. Fresh Designs Florist capitalized on the color palette – pinks, golds, dark blues – with stunning bouquets and a wild, gorgeous arrangement in a stone urn. Glam, vintage rentals are from Open Aire Affairs, stationery is by Elephant Limbo with calligraphy by The Paperly Studio and a spectacular Art Deco cake is by CakeLife Bake Shop. Luckily du soleil photographie was on hand to capture all the inspiration.


Tyler Gardens: A French & Italian Influenced Venue from Solidity Films on Vimeo.

Photography: du soleil photographie // Planning: Polka Dot Events // Florals: c // Stationery: Elephant Limbo // Place Cards/Calligraphy: The Paperly Studio // Venue & Rentals: Open Aire Affairs // Cake: Cake Life Bake Shop // Videography: Solidity Films // Bridal and Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN // Groom’s Suit: Generation Tux // HMUA: ONLO Beauty // Additional Rentals: Modern Relics Rentals // Models: Model Management Agency

 

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Donna Wells <![CDATA[Annie and Jake’s Cincinnati Wedding]]> http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=102810 2018-04-10T21:35:11Z 2018-04-11T16:16:24Z San Francisco couple Annie and Jake were married just six short post-proposal, two-thousand miles away in the city where they first met—Cincinnati. The couple dubbed their wedding theme “relaxed romantic” and enlisted the help of very talented friends to implement their vision at Carnegie​ ​Center​ ​of​ ​Columbia​ ​Tusculum​. Literally, from the photographer, to the band—and every vendor in between—was a personal friend... Read More

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San Francisco couple Annie and Jake were married just six short post-proposal, two-thousand miles away in the city where they first met—Cincinnati. The couple dubbed their wedding theme “relaxed romantic” and enlisted the help of very talented friends to implement their vision at Carnegie​ ​Center​ ​of​ ​Columbia​ ​Tusculum​. Literally, from the photographer, to the band—and every vendor in between—was a personal friend of the couple. Depp, moody florals are by Katie’s​ ​Blooms​, and the bride wore BHLDN​ gown and shoes while her best friend Folchi​ ​Photography​ captured all her joy on her big day.

From the bride: Jake​ ​and​ ​I​ ​got​ ​married​ ​in​ ​May,​ ​just​ ​six​ ​months​ ​after​ ​he​ ​proposed.​ ​We​ ​simply​ ​couldn’t​ ​wait​ ​to​ ​to​ ​start our​ ​life​ ​together!​ ​Because​ ​of​ ​our​ ​short​ ​engagement,​ ​I​ ​think​ ​our​ ​wedding​ ​ended​ ​up​ ​really​ ​reflecting​ ​the two​ ​of​ ​us.​ ​We​ ​didn’t​ ​have​ ​the​ ​time​ ​or​ ​funds​ ​to​ ​go​ ​too​ ​crazy.​ ​Ha!

If​ ​there​ ​was​ ​a​ ​theme,​ ​I’d​ ​call​ ​it​ ​”relaxed​ ​romantic.”​ ​We​ ​wanted​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​things​ ​as​ ​simple​ ​and​ ​fun​ ​as possible​ ​for​ ​our​ ​guests​ ​–​ ​that’s​ ​where​ ​things​ ​like​ ​the​ ​food​ ​stations,​ ​cocktail​ ​tables​ ​and​ ​sparse​ ​seating, open​ ​bar​ ​featuring​ ​our​ ​favorite​ ​drinks,​ ​lawn​ ​games,​ ​and​ ​donut​ ​bar​ ​came​ ​into​ ​play​ ​–​ ​while​ ​still​ ​feeling beautiful​ ​and​ ​meaningful​ ​to​ ​us.

Jake​ ​and​ ​I​ ​are​ ​extremely​ ​lucky​ ​to​ ​be​ ​surrounded​ ​by​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​talented​ ​people​ ​in​ ​our​ ​life.​ ​They​ ​all contributed​ ​their​ ​talents​ ​to​ ​our​ ​special​ ​day.​ ​My​ ​little​ ​sister​ ​did​ ​all​ ​of​ ​our​ ​stationery,​ ​my​ ​best​ ​friend​ ​took our​ ​photos,​ ​another​ ​best​ ​friend​ ​made​ ​our​ ​video,​ ​our​ ​band​ ​are​ ​actually​ ​close​ ​college​ ​friends​ ​of​ ​my husband’s,​ ​my​ ​cousin​ ​cantored,​ ​my​ ​sisters​ ​and​ ​soon-to-be​ ​sisters​ ​decorated​ ​the​ ​reception​ ​space​ ​(with the​ ​blooms​ ​by​ ​the​ ​box​ ​flowers!)​ ​and​ ​made​ ​our​ ​boutonnieres,​ ​the​ ​cake​ ​was​ ​a​ ​creation​ ​of​ ​a​ ​local​ ​baker who​ ​I​ ​met​ ​years​ ​ago,​ ​when​ ​she​ ​was​ ​just​ ​getting​ ​started.​ ​Countless​ numbers ​of​ ​our​ ​friends​ ​had​ ​”jobs”​ ​and “responsibilities”​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​our​ ​day​ ​moving​ ​along;​ ​even​ ​our​ ​priest​ ​was​ ​the​ ​man​ ​who​ ​baptized​ ​me​ ​26​ ​years ago​ ​(and​ ​was​ ​also​ ​my​ ​dad’s​ ​former​ ​principal​ ​40​ ​years​ ​ago)!
I​ ​was​ ​a​ ​little​ ​worried​ ​about​ ​planning​ ​the​ ​wedding​ ​from​ ​2000​ ​miles​ ​away​ ​(we​ ​live​ ​in​ ​San​ ​Francisco,​ ​and got​ ​married​ ​in​ ​the​ ​neighborhood​ ​where​ ​we​ ​met​ ​in​ ​Cincinnati),​ ​but​ ​having​ ​so​ ​many​ ​amazing​ ​friends​ ​and family​ ​made​ ​it​ ​easy.

I​ ​think​ ​it​ ​was​ ​the​ ​personal​ ​relationships​ ​that​ ​made​ ​our​ ​day​ ​even​ ​more​ ​unforgettable.​ ​In​ ​fact,​ ​when​ ​the doors​ ​to​ ​the​ ​church​ ​opened,​ ​and​ ​I​ ​started​ ​walking​ ​down​ ​the​ ​aisle​ ​with​ ​my​ ​dad,​ ​I​ ​spotted​ ​all​ ​the​ ​most important​ ​people​ ​of​ ​our​ ​life,​ ​gathered​ ​together​ ​to​ ​support​ ​Jake​ ​and​ ​me​ ​in​ ​the​ ​pews​ ​–​ ​and​ ​I​ ​just​ ​started crying. They​ ​were​ ​the​ ​happiest​ ​of​ ​tears.

Other​ ​interesting​ ​things​ ​about​ ​our​ ​wedding:
Lavender​ ​has​ ​always​ ​helped​ ​relax​ ​me,​ ​that’s​ ​why​ ​we​ ​incorporated​ ​it​ ​in​ ​all​ ​the​ ​decor. Our​ ​band​ ​learned​ ​”Blue​ ​Moon”​ ​for​ ​our​ ​first​ ​dance,​ ​because​ ​it’s​ ​only​ ​once​ ​in​ ​a​ ​blue​ ​moon​ ​that people​ ​get​ ​so​ ​lucky​ ​as​ ​we​ ​did​. My​ ​dad​ ​and​ ​I​ ​danced​ ​to​ ​”The​ ​Way​ ​you​ ​Look​ ​Tonight”​ ​by​ ​Frank​ ​Sinatra; we’ve​ ​been​ ​planning that​ ​dance​ ​since​ ​I​ ​was​ ​in​ ​high​ ​school. I​ ​had​ ​five​ ​bridesmaids,​ ​my​ ​three​ ​sisters​ ​and​ ​two​ ​sister-in-laws.​ ​Jake​ ​asked​ ​my​ ​brother​ ​and​ ​his brother​ ​to​ ​be​ ​groomsman,​ ​so​ ​all​ ​of​ ​our​ ​siblings​ ​were​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​wedding​ ​party​ ​which​ ​was really​ ​special. It​ ​was​ ​so​ ​HOT​ ​the​ ​day​ ​we​ ​got​ ​married!​ ​After​ ​all​ ​the​ ​photos​ ​and​ ​before​ ​the​ ​ceremony,​ ​our wedding​ ​party​ ​had​ ​to​ ​stop​ ​by​ ​the​ ​local​ ​bar​ ​to​ ​cool​ ​off​ ​with​ ​a​ ​beer​! The​ ​wedding,​ ​photos​ ​and​ ​reception​ ​were​ ​all​ ​in​ ​the​ ​neighborhood​ ​of​ ​Columbia​ ​Tusculum, where​ ​I​ ​lived​ ​for​ ​two​ ​years​ ​after​ ​college,​ ​and​ ​Jake​ ​and​ ​I​ ​met​ ​four​ ​years​ ​before​ ​our​ ​big​ ​day.

Photographer: Folchi​ ​Photography​ // Floral​ ​Styling: Katie’s​ ​Blooms​ // Flowers: Blooms By The Box​ ​​// Paper​ ​Products: MOO​ ​​// Ceremony​ ​Venue: St.​ ​Stephen’s​ ​Catholic​ ​Church​ // Reception​ ​Venue: Carnegie​ ​Center​ ​of​ ​Columbia​ ​Tusculum​ // Bridal​ ​Shoot​ ​Venue: Queen​ ​City​ ​Vignette​ // Wedding​ ​Dress​ ​+​ ​Shoes Designer:​ ​BHLDN​ // Bridesmaid​ ​Attire: Azazie​ ​// Graphic​ ​Design: Colleen​ ​Butler​ ​Design​ // Cake​ ​Topper Hickory​ ​Twine // Hair: Hannah​ ​Quirk // Makeup: Chelsea​ ​Skurow // Food​ ​+​ ​Beverage: Jeff​ ​Thomas​ ​Catering // Bakery: Canteen​ ​Bakery​ // Videographer: Shane​ ​Harrison​ ​and​ ​Jenna​ ​Heaton // Ceremony​ ​Entertainment: DJ​ ​CEO // Reception​ ​Entertainment: Suede​ ​Jackets​ ​(band) // Grooms​ ​Suit Designer:​ ​Tommy​ ​Hilfiger​ // Tent: The​ ​Alleen​ ​Co​ ​​ ​​

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Donna Wells <![CDATA[Intertwined Hearts Styled Shoot]]> http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=104974 2018-04-10T16:29:45Z 2018-04-10T16:29:45Z Photographer Ulviyya Mammadova attended Tamara Gigola‘s workshop in Kazbegi, Georgia—a breathtaking locale known for its natural beauty and mind-blowing mountain view—and the result is this stunning “Intertwined Hearts” inspiration shoot.  Minimalistic, organic details is the design by Peony Studio Events including gathered wild flowers by Katerina Kazakova & Nastasya Panina, woven macrame and headpiece. Black color in the stationery and the cake brought in an even more dramatic and aristocratic... Read More

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Photographer Ulviyya Mammadova attended Tamara Gigola‘s workshop in Kazbegi, Georgia—a breathtaking locale known for its natural beauty and mind-blowing mountain view—and the result is this stunning “Intertwined Hearts” inspiration shoot.  Minimalistic, organic details is the design by Peony Studio Events including gathered wild flowers by Katerina Kazakova & Nastasya Panina, woven macrame and headpiece. Black color in the stationery and the cake brought in an even more dramatic and aristocratic mood that’s sure to ignite inspiration in all our bohemian brides. 

Photographer: Ulviyya Mammadova // Workshop: Tamara Gigola // Organization/Concept/Decor: Peony Studio Events // Florists: Katerina Kazakova & Nastasya Panina // Cake: Katya Nabirkina // Video: Studio Moments // Dress: Cathytelle // MUAH: Yana Bendeliani // Accessories: Olga Delice // Model agency: Look Models Management // Models: Max Macharashvili  / Qeto Qushashvili // Macrame: Svetlana Shchepkina // Dishes: Re Table

 

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Donna Wells <![CDATA[Ellie and Steve’s wedding at The Oxford Exchange]]> http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=104453 2018-04-09T02:30:52Z 2018-04-09T16:12:34Z Ellie and Steve’s wedding day  is a testament to “letting the venue shine” with edited details that showcase the white-washed black-and-white patina of  The Oxford Exchange. Greenery and florals are by La Vie en Rose and an adorable tiered cake is by Chocolate Pi while Everence Photography was behind the lens capturing all the moment from getting ready to the Rolls Royce... Read More

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Ellie and Steve’s wedding day  is a testament to “letting the venue shine” with edited details that showcase the white-washed black-and-white patina of  The Oxford Exchange. Greenery and florals are by La Vie en Rose and an adorable tiered cake is by Chocolate Pi while Everence Photography was behind the lens capturing all the moment from getting ready to the Rolls Royce get-away.

What made the wedding special and unique?

Honestly, our wedding was so special and unique because of the dancing!! One of the things I kept saying prior to the wedding was, “I really just want everyone to dance!” I have a family full of former competitive dancers (myself included), as well as a group of friends that are always down for a good dance party. I’m not lying when I tell you about 10 seconds into the first song of the night – we had a full dance floor. The floor stayed full until the very end! Dancing with all sides of the family as well as our closest friends truly was one of the best moments for me.

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

My gown was Stella York (style 6291) and I found it at Something Blue Bridal in my hometown, Bradenton FL! I have lots of amazing females in my family so I went with a crew consisting of my mom, two aunts, two grandmas, one sister, three cousins, and my best friend – between the eleven of us we were able to find the most beautiful gown in the store!! It was a nude-ish a-line (“moscato” was how it was described) with delicate beading. It had a tulle bottom and the waistline was so flattering. It truly felt like “classic glamour” meets “modern hipster,” which couldn’t have been more me. I loved it!

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

One of my favorite personal touches was our exit! Growing up, my parents would often end the day with a night-time drive through the beautiful parts of our hometown. My siblings and I would jump in the car with our dogs, blankets, and hot cocoa, and by the end of the drive, we were calmed (and maybe sometimes asleep lol). This “night-time drive” is something I’ve shared with Steve and our dog and we love it. On the night of our wedding, we left in a vintage Rolls Royce and cruised through the most beautiful parts of Tampa – Bayshore Boulevard, downtown, etc. We sipped champagne and looked at all the views. It was such a peaceful and truly glamorous end to the night. I still think back to how beautiful that drive was!

What was the most memorable part of the day?

The most memorable part of the day was when my husband and I were officially announced as Mr. & Mrs. Thomas! This started off our reception. We were preceded by our bridesmaids and groomsmen, who are truly my favorite people in the world. The DJ played a song that Steve and I have loved since the day we met (Tongue Tied by Grouplove). He had known I liked the band and had used the song as an excuse to come talk to me and eventually, ask me on a date 5+ years ago! Listening to this fun and sentimental song with my husband as we were celebrated by friends and family truly brought tears to my eyes. It was surreal.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Steve and I are both from the same hometown. We were two years apart in school but had mutual friends. The summer before I started college, I met Steve at a mutual friend’s party. It was a Monday and we are from a small town so the list of things to do was rather short. We ended up at the bowling alley with our friends! Neither of us are avid bowlers, so we sat on a friend’s truck bed outside and talked and talked and talked (or maybe I did and he just listened). Once we left that night, I knew had a new great friend – little did I know, I had also found my husband.

We dated for five years after that – through undergrad, grad school, moving home, adopting our first pup, moving in together  – we did everything together. On Valentine’s Day 2016, we spent the day at Rosa Fiorelli (a local vineyard) eating meats and cheeses and tasting wine. When we returned home, he asked me to marry him in front of the beautiful Manatee River (with our pup alongside). The rest is history!

 

Elizabeth & Stephen // Wedding Highlight from A Peachy Life Productions on Vimeo.

Photographer: Everence Photography // Florist: La Vie en Rose // Venue: The Oxford Exchange // Videographer: A Peachy Life Productions // DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates, Inc. // Cake: Chocolate Pi // Cocktail Music: Strings Attached // Dress: Stella York 6291 from Something Blue Bridal // Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu

 

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Donna Wells <![CDATA[Provincial Romance Inspiration Shoot]]> http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=102654 2018-04-05T17:23:34Z 2018-04-06T17:03:14Z The Stone Barn, a historic setting with amazing textures and tones gracing the interior and idyllic, pastoral atmosphere outdoors, inspired Justina Bilodeau‘s Provincial Romance editorial. Her goal was to design a slightly understated yet romantic ambiance that would compliment the setting and evoke a Provincial vibe choosing soft pastel tones, dainty vintage accents and organic textures. Of course we love the underlying... Read More

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The Stone Barn, a historic setting with amazing textures and tones gracing the interior and idyllic, pastoral atmosphere outdoors, inspired Justina Bilodeau‘s Provincial Romance editorial. Her goal was to design a slightly understated yet romantic ambiance that would compliment the setting and evoke a Provincial vibe choosing soft pastel tones, dainty vintage accents and organic textures. Of course we love the underlying floral theme—wowing in both in the stunning applique on the Joanne Fleming Design gown and the soft and overflowing florals by Marigold Floral Studio. The finishing touched are in the details like the hand-bound vows book , hand dyed silk ribbons and runner and the gold trimmed hand-thrown ceramics. The result is an approachable elegance that’s both airy and substantial and we know you’ll be totally inspired.

Styling/Cake/Photography: Justina Bilodeau // Florals: Marigold Floral Studio // Paperie: Bijou Creative // Venue: The Stone Barn // Hand-Dyed Silk Ribbon & Runner: Tan Weddings // Handmade Gold-Rimmed Plates: Happiest Days Designs // Gown: Joanne Fleming Design // Shoes: Bella Belle // Hair & Makeup: Bei Capelli // Vow Book: Claire Magnolia // Furniture Rentals: A Plus Party Rentals // Model: Grace at Maggie Inc // Filmscans: Photovision

 

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Donna Wells <![CDATA[Cristin and Jonathan]]> http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=102805 2018-04-05T17:02:00Z 2018-04-05T18:20:02Z Today we’re sharing Cristin and Jonathan’s flower-filled fete from planners Basic Bash Events to cheer up all those suffering through the recent Spring snowstorm. Bright peaches, pinks and blues excite in the abundant florals by Creating Atmosphere and we love the mix of greenery throughout the ceremony and reception. Ashley Crawford Photography was on hand at NOAH’s of Omaha to capture all the details in these lovely images.... Read More

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Today we’re sharing Cristin and Jonathan’s flower-filled fete from planners Basic Bash Events to cheer up all those suffering through the recent Spring snowstorm. Bright peaches, pinks and blues excite in the abundant florals by Creating Atmosphere and we love the mix of greenery throughout the ceremony and reception. Ashley Crawford Photography was on hand at NOAH’s of Omaha to capture all the details in these lovely images.

What made the wedding special and unique?

We decided not to see each other until the ceremony began.  It was very important for us to see each other for the first time accompanied by all of our family and friends just moments before we exchanged our vows.  There was so much anticipation and excitement for us leading up to that moment, and it felt so special.  We also wrote our own vows to exchange with each other during the ceremony.  The vows felt very personal and genuine, and even got some laughs from our family and friends.

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

I found my dress at Rhylan Lang.  I had been following them on Facebook prior to my engagement, and I knew 100% that I wanted to get a gown from their store.  They were so helpful in helping me choose different dresses to try on and made the process very easy and enjoyable.  Going in to looking at dresses, I thought I knew what I wanted in a wedding dress: sleeves, lace, and form-fitting.  Needless to say, my dress was strapless, loose, and didn’t have an ounce of lace.  I knew I had found my dress, and so did all those that I brought along, the moment I put on the dress;  My face just lit up, and I couldn’t stop smiling.  Hayley Paige is truly an amazing designer!

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

Writing our own wedding vows, as well as writing the majority of the script for the wedding ceremony were really personal for us.  We also had Jonathan’s cousin as our wedding officiant, which was very special for us.  And we can’t forget to mention that we had our own craft beer that we brewed with my (Cristin’s) family on tap for all of our wedding guests to enjoy.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

It’s hard to choose just one most memorable part of the day because the entire day was more than we could have ever hoped for in a wedding day.  It was amazing to be surrounded with love and support from all of our closest family and friends as we made our life-long commitment to each other.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We met at a party our freshman year of college in 2009, through mutual friends.  After a couple months, we began dating.  Jonathan proposed on November 6, 2015.  We had plans to meet my parents in downtown Omahafor supper.  When we arrived downtown, my sister told us that two of my nieces had come along and they were playing at the park.  As we walked to go meet them, I noticed not just two of my nieces, but all five of them and my two nephews.  They were all holding a sign, and as we inched closer, I was able to make out what the sign said, “Aunt Cristin, will you marry Jon?”  Jonathan got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.

 

Photography: Ashley Crawford Photography // Coordination: Basic Bash Events // Florals and Design: Creating Atmosphere // Invitations: DesignedWithAmore on Etsy // Ceremony and Reception Venue: NOAH’s of Omaha // Wedding Dress: Rhylan Lang / Hayley Paige // Men’s Attire: Jos A Bank // Hair/Makeup: JB’s Salon and Day Spa // Transportation: Nebraska Party Bus

 

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Donna Wells <![CDATA[Modern Botanical Inspiration Shoot]]> http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=102801 2018-04-04T02:17:58Z 2018-04-04T17:14:27Z Planner Simply Charming Socials and host Four Corners Photography  put together a stunning inspiration shoot that aimed to show brides how to create a clean, beautiful, modern wedding in an otherwise empty, open space. Crisp whites, organic details, lush greenery, and florals create the perfect look for a modern wedding space and reception. Climbing greenery by Gold & Bloom... Read More

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Planner Simply Charming Socials and host Four Corners Photography  put together a stunning inspiration shoot that aimed to show brides how to create a clean, beautiful, modern wedding in an otherwise empty, open space. Crisp whites, organic details, lush greenery, and florals create the perfect look for a modern wedding space and reception. Climbing greenery by Gold & Bloom Floral Design on the walls is a gorgeous backdrop for the ceremony site, accentuating the attention on the brides—one in a Houghton NYC pantsuit and dreamy Jaclyn Jordan NY cape, while the other bride wears a simple Rebecca Schoneveld gown. Christa O’Brien Photography was behind the lens capturing this fresh spin on the industrial loft wedding design.

Photographer: Christa O’Brien Photography // Host: Four Corners Photography // Design & Styling: Simply Charming Socials // Florals: Gold & Bloom Floral Design // Venue: Ambient Studio // Bridal Shop: The Sentimentalist // Dress Designers: Rebecca Schoneveld (Lani’s Dress) // Cake: Peche Petite Boutique Bakery // Pantsuit: Houghton NYC // Hair Accessory: Jennifer Behr // Cape: Jaclyn Jordan NY // Hair & Makeup: Jade Jamrozy Hair & Makeup Artistry // Paper Goods: Minted. // Rings: Trumpet & Horn // Talent: Kristin Brock with Salt Agency & Lani Beale // Plates & Glassware: Blue Eyed Yonder // Furniture: Presentime Rentals // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

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Donna Wells <![CDATA[Emily and David’s L.A. wedding]]> http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=104031 2018-04-03T15:22:04Z 2018-04-03T15:12:42Z Emily and David married at the Beverly Hills Courthouse in front of friends and family and spent the ensuing weekend celebrating without the pressure of a ceremony. They celebrated their nuptials with a fabulous party planned by HoneyFitz Events on the rooftop of  The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills. Pink florals by Bent Willow accent the urban-glam rooftop spaces and a clever cake... Read More

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Emily and David married at the Beverly Hills Courthouse in front of friends and family and spent the ensuing weekend celebrating without the pressure of a ceremony. They celebrated their nuptials with a fabulous party planned by HoneyFitz Events on the rooftop of  The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills. Pink florals by Bent Willow accent the urban-glam rooftop spaces and a clever cake by The Butter End Cakery is a highlight. Anna Delores Photography was on hand to capture all the gorgeous details in her signature style.

What made the wedding special and unique?

Emily and David went to the Beverly Hills Courthouse and got married in front of family. They spent the entire weekend celebrating with friends without the pressure of a ceremony. They wanted their family and friends to have a nice weekend in L.A. and having the party on the rooftop of the London Hotel gave people a nice view of the city – and it also happened to be across the street from where they lived in West Hollywood.

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

Emily wanted a non-traditional dress for the party and found it while they were traveling abroad in London. It’s a Roland Mouret dress that fit the vibe of elegant but fun.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal? 

The night before the party, instead of a traditional rehearsal dinner, they had a food truck from Pie N Burger, a place where David and his family have been going for as long as they can remember. Their wedding cake featured their pug Woodson on it, which was very special to them.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

They just really enjoyed being able to celebrate with their family and closest friends.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Emily and David met through a mutual friend in 2007 when Emily was visiting LA from Boston to see her friend from graduate school, who happened to be David’s co-worker and roommate. Their paths crossed a few times through the years, but after crossing paths again in 2011, and after some prodding from David, Emily and David started dating long distance in early 2012.

Emily and David adopted a pug named Woodson in 2013 and David knew he wanted him to be part of the proposal, so he put a little bathrobe on Woodson with the engagement ring in the pocket with a card attached and told him to go find Emily. In the card, David told Emily to check the pocket where Emily found the ring.

Planning: HoneyFitz Events // Photography: Anna Delores Photography // Floral Design: Bent Willow // Stationery & Signage: Simply Stated Stationery // Reception: Rooftop at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills // Wedding Dress: Roland Mouret // Makeup: Kjord Davis // Hair: Mobile Bridal Salon // Cake: The Butter End Cakery // Entertainment: Dart DJ // Lighting: PSAV // Rentals: LA Best Rental

 

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Donna Wells <![CDATA[Colonial Romance Inspiration Shoot]]> http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=105995 2018-04-03T13:42:07Z 2018-04-02T15:05:13Z A shout out to all the Hamilton-obsessed brides out there—this one’s for you! This styled shoot is Auburn + Ivory‘s American Colonial brain-child and it’s stunning. The team of super talented vendors took very literal inspiration from the musical and transformed it into a marriage of modern simplicity and elegant colonial details. Cheer Up Press set the tone... Read More

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A shout out to all the Hamilton-obsessed brides out there—this one’s for you! This styled shoot is Auburn + Ivory‘s American Colonial brain-child and it’s stunning. The team of super talented vendors took very literal inspiration from the musical and transformed it into a marriage of modern simplicity and elegant colonial details. Cheer Up Press set the tone with letterpress stationery in dusty pastels, warm pinks, robin’s egg blue and gold—a color scheme that translated beautifully into spectacular florals by State + Arrow Design Co. and Katie Reed of Old Slate Farm. Rich velvet textures and a breathtaking Carolina Herrera gown reference the colonial vibe while feeling totally current and a cake by Wendy Kromer is the perfect grand finale. Lucky for us, Henry Photography, was on hand to capture all the details in these gorgeous fine art images.

Setting out, we wanted to give the “Hamilton” obsessed brides modern, fine-art inspiration from the musical to incorporate in their own weddings. The musical has a spellbinding way of bringing our early American history into a palpable modern experience, and we imagined today’s bride wanting to recreate that feeling as well.

The color palette is inspired by the colors of the musical, the neutral parchment color in homage to his prolific writing, the blues of his military days, and the tawny brown of Hamilton’s (non-military) coat. We also included the different colors associated with all three Schuyler sisters- teals and robin’s egg blue for Eliza, warm rich pinks and red for Angelica, and golds and yellow for Peggy; all present in our shoot just as all three were uniquely present in the Hamilton story.

Our team also wanted to reflect an admiration for the specific historical period of Hamilton’s wedding in December of 1780, so we included specific antique pieces like the colonial dressing mirror, English china, dining chairs, bone dice, fan, and musket. We joined these actual antiques with period-inspired modern details, including the engagement ring from Susie Saltzman and groom’s handmade cravat from the Lesser Bear.

Adria of State + Arrow, and Katie of Old Slate Farm collaborated beautifully on creating florals that were both modern and transporting. Both florists looked to American colonial floral paintings for inspiration, using flowers that would have been available to late 18th century brides, and arranging them in painterly ways. State + Arrow’s lush arrangements and bouquets highlighted the romance of the Hamilton story. Pomegranates and persimmons were included as homage to the Hamilton’s December wedding date. The stunning installation of overgrown greenery and florals created by Old Slate Farm reminds viewers that this is a world straddling modern day and the past.

The most notable details of the shoot, the dress and models, were directly inspired by both Hamilton the musical and the colonial style; the dress was the perfect marriage of modern simplicity and elegant colonial details and the bride’s white hair color was trendy and modern, but also reminiscent of the powdered wig styles of the period.

Our team worked to add small and specific details in homage to Hamilton the musical, with Alexander and Eliza appearing on place cards (as well as Angelica and Peggy), “may you always be satisfied” styled on parchment in preparation for a toast, one of Hamilton’s actual letters to Eliza handwritten and included in the detail vignette, antique postage featuring the Marquis de Lafayette styled with the invitation suite, and the ring pictured with a photo of The Grange, where Hamilton wed Eliza.

Photographer: Henry Photography // Concept + Design: Auburn + Ivory // Florist (bouquet + Centerpiece): State + Arrow Design Co. // Floral Installations: Katie Reed of Old Slate Farm // Stationery: Cheer Up Press // Venue: Old Slate Farm (florist’s home) // Wedding Gown: Carolina Herrera // Wedding Veil: Vera Wang / La Jeune Marieé Bridal // Ring: Susie Saltzman // Wedding Cake: Wendy Kromer // Silks and Velvets, Custom Cravat: The Lesser Bear // Beauty: Angie Warren Artistry // Manicure: Charlotte Lucas // Men’s Suiting: Pursuit Yourself // Shoes: Trademark // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

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