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Inspired by the classic French countryside wedding vibe, the team behind today’s French Blue in the County inspiration shoot put their own spin on the theme Mount Peak Farm in the Pacific Northwest. Details like lace, a blue palette, white florals and fresh blueberries adorning a lovely ribbon-wrapped cake are just a few of the details that attracted us to this shoot captured by Janet Lin Photography with design and florals by Chloe Nicole Weddings, coordination by Brick + Willow, stationery by Love Fern Design Studio  at  Mount Peak Farm with a cake by QFC Bakery.

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From the planners: Inspired by the quaint & picturesque essence of the French countryside, this romantic wedding inspiration at Mount Peak Farm in the Pacific Northwest will make you feel like you’ve stepped right into a dream…or the rolling hills of Provence. Designers Brick + Willow and Chloe Nicole Weddings put a fresh spin on the classic French countryside wedding. Luxurious shades of blue, from velvet linens & ribbon to the intentional addition of fresh blueberries throughout make this wedding inspiration all its own.

Love Fern Design Studio crafted the most fitting stationery suite and place cards for this soft & romantic affair. The florals were a key element of the design, with the goal of achieving a romantic, timeless, and elegant look. Big white blooms and luscious greens created a stunning display of full arrangements down the table and all throughout the ceremony space. Loose greens and slight pops of texture added the perfect garden-like feel to the entire shoot. A classic iron arch with whimsical greens and pops of white roses created a romantic ceremony site. The bride was breath-taking in her off-the-shoulder full lace gown from Weddings With Joy and classic hair and make up look by Paper Dolls NW. The groom swept her off her feet with his charming smile and dapper ensemble from Men’s Wearhouse.

An enchanting tablescape placed in the midst of a sunlit pathway made for the dreamiest intimate reception. CORT Party Rental & BBJ Linen created a table design filled with texture, soft blues, and antiqued silver tones. A creekside vignette of vintage furniture from Remember Me Pretty established a peaceful retreat for specialty cocktails, cake and toasts.

Photography: Janet Lin Photography // Design & Florals: Chloe Nicole Weddings // Coordination: Brick + Willow // Stationery: Love Fern Design Studio // Venue: Mount Peak Farm // Wedding Dress & Veil: Weddings With Joy // Cake: QFC Bakery // Linens Rentals: BBJ Linen // Chairs & Tableware Rentals: Cort Party Rentals // Hair & Make Up: Paper Dolls NW // Specialty Rentals: Remember Me Pretty // Videography: Logan Carter Productions // Models: Ellie Mae Brody and Carson Fletcher // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

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Creative directors Crosby + Jon selected Casa Velas, a Spanish-style boutique hotel in Puerta Vallarta for this desitnation vow renewal. The gorgeous grounds of the hotel set the tone for their event—a ceremony over looking the beach followed by alfresco dining in the garden. We’re loving the Mexican Equipale chairs, floral-filled straw bags and a fruit-adorned centerpieces. The look is elegant, yet still casual and definitely somewhere we’d like to be right now! Check out all the beauty in these images by Jeremy Chou Photography and read on for all the details from the creative team.

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In our latest search for up and coming wedding destinations, our Crosby + Jon team explored the vibrant city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Our mission was to locate a venue that suited the inspiration for this destination editorial – a couple celebrating their marriage with a vow renewal. We were captivated by the lively city, and sought out an intimate venue that was close to the thriving downtown. We found ourselves at the doors of Casa Velas; an estate-like venue that was a short walking distance to the charming city center and just minutes from the beach. Together with renowned film photographer Jeremy Chou and videographer Robert Michael, we designed and captured an elegant and romantic vow renewal for Ollie + Kubie.

The celebrations began at the gorgeous Spanish style boutique hotel. Upon arrival, guests are transported to a hidden oasis of fuchsia bougainvillea and lush tropical gardens. Large archways and white pillars are contrasted by pale yellow stucco throughout the property. Overhead, wrought iron balconies are softened with overgrown flora. Once inside the hotel, an interior facing courtyard sets a tranquil mood with vibrant koi ponds. Around the corner, a casual yet elegant restaurant offers indoor and dining experiences of equally mesmerizing ambiance. To complete the all inclusive amenities, a stunning pool and golf course only added to the appeal for this destination celebration.

To begin, our go-to Mexico makeup and hair guru Zoë Elizabeth added to the natural beauty of our bride Ollie. Glossy waves and a tangerine red lip suited the sleek satin Amsale gown we had selected. We added a little edge to the sophisticated look with a silver body chain of crystal embellishments and sapphire details that draped Ollie’s shoulders and back. Her look was complete with a trinity Cartier ring and ribbon tied heels from Bella Belle. We styled our groom in a similarly elegant fashion with a traditional white tux with black bow tie. Our florist arrived to deliver a bouquet of delicate white florals that we fastened with a long black tulle ribbon.

Before the vow renewal ceremony, Jeremy and Robert captured the couple at our favorite scenic backdrops of Casa Velas. The tropical gardens, romantic pathways and walls of fuchsia bougainvillea perfectly framed the portraits of our stunning couple. With the portraits complete, our couple made their way to the Beach Club where our ceremony design was waiting for them.

The Beach Club is a convenient shuttle ride from the hotel. The beachfront location boasts an expansive terrace and wrought iron balcony with unparalleled ocean views. Florística framed the half circle balcony with green and white tropical florals, with subtle pops of yellow roses. We added rustic oak chairs with linen seats and throws for guests. Transcendental sounds from a solo cello musician and the nearby crashing waves completed the experience for Olli, Kubie and their guests. After the vow renewals were complete, guests enjoyed an afternoon cocktail by the pool.

We eventually made our way back to Casa Velas for the outdoor reception. We wanted the dining experience to remain elegant with select casual design elements so that everyone could relax and enjoy the evening. We joined a long row of tables set with beige linens from Wildflower Linen. Mexican Equipale chairs from Rocco Troyani Rentals and tablescape arrangements of white, green and yellow flora completed the look. Fresh tangerines and lemons added pops of fresh organic colors down the table. Guests dined in the al fresco ambiance and enjoyed local white wine and fresh Mexican cuisine catered by the hotel’s restaurant, Emiliano. For dessert, a lemon tart by Pie in the Sky made for a refreshing final course.

As the sun made its way down the sky casting shadows along the reception, we found ourselves bewitched by the gorgeous scene before us. Jeremy and Robert captured Ollie + Kubie enjoying the elegant celebration of marriage we had envisioned. As designers, Casa Velas offered everything we could ask for to make this an ideal romantic getaway for the couple and guests. The result? A timeless, chic experience we will never forget.

Spanish Style Vow Renewal at Casa Velas Resort from Robert Michael Films on Vimeo.

Photographer: Jeremy Chou Photography // Videographer: Robert Michael // Producer and Creative Director: Crosby + Jon // Florals: Floristica // Paper Goods: Seniman Calligraphy // Venue: Casa Velas // Grand Velas Project Director: Ary Iturralde // Hair + Makeup: Zoë Elizabeth Makeup // Wedding Dress: Amsale // Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes // Bridal Jewelry: MJF Bridal // Rentals: Rocco Troyani // Dessert: Pie in the Sky // Linens: Wildflower Linen // Ring Box: The Mrs Box // Photo Assistant: Lexi Marie Photo // Video Assistant: Excursion Media

 

If there was ever a time that we were truly seeking all the beauty to be found NOW IS IT. This stunning ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ editorial is filled with all the fanciful beauty that Elizabeth Gopal of Eastmade Event Co. is known for. We’re obsessing over the bountiful spring garden vibes, paired the more abstract fashion trends of New York City and the way it’s brought to life through amazing vendors like florist La Fleur du Jour with makeup by Stacie Ford Weddings  and hair by Hair by LT , gowns by Marchesa, accessories by Jennifer Behr , calligraphy by Shotgunning for Love  and cake by Fleur and Flour. Enjoy it all in these stunning images by Catherine Threlkeld captured at Sophie Kaye Photography Workshop—we know we are.

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Photography: Catherine Threlkeld // Creative Direction/Styling: Eastmade Event Co // Florals: La Fleur du Jour // Makeup: Stacie Ford Weddings // Hair: Hair by LT // Gowns: Marchesa // Accessories: Jennifer Behr // Rings: Victor Barbone Jewelry // Calligraphy: Shotgunning for Love // Cake: Fleur and Flour // Models: Ashley Harris, Klaudie Kovac and Tsubasa Watanabe // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

Two worlds blended together English-born Paul wed his American bride, Sara, in a setting fit for royalty. Friends and family traveled from all over to a weekend of celebration planned and design by Chancey CharmDover Hall and its English Countryside vibes set the tone for the events which included a sophisticated rehearsal and elegant wedding celebration showcasing “the couple’s unbridled love and refined style.” So many gorgeous details and an emerald green palette delight in florals by Tierra Floral Events, custom printing by Minted and desserts by Sweet Fix. Indulge yourself in all the customized details and stunning setting in these gorgeous images by David Abel Weddings.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Two worlds blended together as the English born groom wed his American bride in a setting fit for royalty. Friends and family traveled from all over to celebrate the union over a wedding weekend. The sophisticated rehearsal and wedding day were so beautifully designed and incorporated every element to showcase the couple’s unbridled love and refined style. The royal beauty of it all started with the elegantly appointed rehearsal dinner set in the Formal Dining Room of the Estate where guests shared an intimate dinner; enjoying wine and spirits all the while preparing to send the couple off to their wedding day with a gift of love and admiration. The wedding day was full of classic but modern English details. The couple had an unexpected second ceremony (that the bride describes below) with close family as well as a grand ceremony with all of their guests. The old world charm was beautifully curated in this wedding.

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

I wanted a timeless gown that I would look back on 50 years from now and still find elegant and classic. The drama of the train, with the buttons all the way to the hem, is my favorite part of the dress. The off-the-shoulder sleeves felt romantic, and there was even a bit of architectural design in the boning that felt really beautiful. I hope it is a piece that I will be able to pass along to a daughter one day, should she want to wear it. The very first time that I went dress shopping with my Mom, we went to a sample sale, and my Martina Liana gown was actually the very the first dress that I pulled. I fell in love with the gown, but wanted to make sure that I tried on every silhouette and style so that I *knew* this was the one. We went to a couple of other DC based bridal boutiques, and finally decided to work with the team at Elegance by Roya Bridal Artelier in Tysons Corner, VA.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

During our venue search, we decided not to do a British wedding in Paul’s home country of England, but we both absolutely fell in love with Dover Hall and its English Countryside vibes. We loved that guests would feel like they were being welcomed into our English country home (I wish!). We added little touches here & there that made the day feel more personal to us, our families, and our 6 year love story.

Between Paul and I, we only have 1 grandparent that is still with us, and he was unable to travel for the wedding from England, so it was important that we recognized our families past & present. We included wedding photos from both of our parents, and all 4 sets of grandparents, creating a family tree style display with everyone’s wedding photos.

Paul is a die-hard Tottenham Hotspur fan, so we had a custom wax seal created with their team logo for our escort cards. We utilized the Hotspur logo again in the bar area with custom gold mirrored drink stirrers as well. Anyone that knows Paul, knows that we would have some recognition of the Spurs! Paul & the rest of our male family members watched the team play that morning – thankfully they won!

Our two pups, Aspen & Karlos, mean the world to us, but they were unable to be at Dover Hall on our big day, so we included a custom cocktail napkins with their likenesses. I was really happy with how these turned out – they’re just so cute!

Instead of a traditional guest book, we had our friends and family sign a personalized globe that we can display in our home.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

We had a bit of a hiccup during the day where our officiant was held up in awful traffic. What could have been a big issue actually turned into a lovely situation where we had our big, indoor ballroom ceremony under the stunning fireplace with all of our guests, as well as a beautiful, intimate ceremony outside in the courtyard.

The owner of Dover Hall was so gracious and stepped up to read our ceremony script so that our timeline for the day was not drastically thrown off, and none of the guests had any clue! After the priest arrived, while our guests were enjoying cocktail hour, he performed the ceremony for us with just our immediate families outside in the courtyard. The weather was amazing for an August day in Virginia! There were fewer nerves the second time around! It was an lovely reiteration of our vows and special to have that moment with just our families as well. It’s a unique story to be able to say we were married twice in one day!

How we met.

We met on eHarmony, but neither of us actually made our own dating profiles. Both of us had friends make the profile for us, and I was Paul’s first date, and he was my second date. We’ll have been together for 5 years coming up on Nov 26. We’re both supportive of each other’s dreams and aspirations. We’re both close with our families. We have two dogs that we adore and we’re looking forward to starting our life as a married couple and building on this life that we have together.

How we became engaged.

We were in England for Paul’s family vacation at a place called CentreParcs. We were staying in little cabin homes by a lake and on the Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend, we went for a walk around the lake. There’s a picturesque little bridge over one of the inlets of the lake & Paul proposed there. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. The he quickly ushered me off the bridge when other people were around because I was crying! We went back to the cabins & Paul’s whole family was there to celebrate with us.

Photography: David Abel Weddings// Professional Event Coordinator: Chancey Charm // Floral: Tierra Floral Events // Custom Printing: Minted // Venue & Catering: Dover Hall // Cinematographer: White Flair Productions // Hair: Amber Mortimer // Makeup: Katie Dietz // Bridal Gown: Martina Liana Elegance by Roya // Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Groom’s Suit: Indochino // Cake/Cupcakes: Sweet Fix // Celebrant: Father Jim Balija // Band: East Coast Entertainment Klaxton Brown // Ceremony Musician: RVA Harpist Christina Thomas // Transportation: Winn Bus // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

Paris is always a good idea—and we can’t wait for that good idea to be a possibility again. But, until then, this gorgeous inspiration shoot from Wike Zijlstra Photography and Michelle Wever Photography will have to do. Taking a cue from the backdrop of the city, the team employed a palette that includes beige with golden accents with accents of dusty pink and a crisp green. The gorgeous elopement scenes are captured at the Petit Palais—with the giant, gold door, Jardin du Tuileries for some garden vibes and ended with a champagne at Le Louvre. Florals are by The Bridal Blush with stationery by Leintjes and the gown is NOYA by Riki Dalal. Take in all the sights and scenes of Paris in these stunning images!

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Organization: Wike Zijlstra Photography & Michelle Wever Photography // Concept & Photography: Wike Zijlstra Photography // Floral Design: The Bridal Blush // Stationery: Leintjes // Dress: NOYA by Riki Dalal via La Bella Blanca // Make-up & Hair: Onorina Jomir Beauty // Couple: Stephanie Klaver & Martin van Dongen // Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes // Wedding rings: Marcel Vermeulen // Suit: ROKA // Hair piece: SIBO Designs