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Old world romance meets modern, voluminous florals in this stunning inspiration shoot planned, styled and designed by copper + chloeCairnwood Estate set the perfect scene with it’s historic grounds and Designs by Ahn created the spectacular florals in burnt orange, hues of purple and soft creams—we can’t take our eyes off the arch! Barrie Anne Photography was on hand to capture all the details in these stunning images.

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Planning, Styling + Design: copper + chloe // Photography: Barrie Anne Photography // Floral Design: Designs by Ahn // Paper Goods: Barely Blush Ink // Venue: Cairnwood Estate // Look 1 Dress (Cape) + Accessories: BHLDN // Look 2 (Ballgown): Mari Mi Bridal // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Makeup: Eva with MakeMeUpEva // Hair: Top Knots by Aimee // Baker: Lady K’s Bake Shop // Jewelry: Corinne Jewelers // Model Bride: Simona // Events Assistant: Amanda Oliveri // Photographer Assistant: Addy Rae // Rentals: White Glove Rentals

 

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Set in a beautiful hillside, Villa Antonia‘s terrace glows when the sun sets, creating a beautiful warm color palette of pinks, mauves, mustards and rusts that Gold Dust Event Co. incorporated into the details of this lovely styled shoot. Incredible, lush florals are by The Bloom Bar, textural stationery by By Brittany Branson, and a show-stopping cake is by Iced Caked and ConfectionsBeatbox Portraits was on hand to capture all the sun drenched details in these beautiful fine art images.

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Photography: Beatbox Portraits // Planners / Design: Gold Dust Event Co. // Florals: The Bloom Bar // Stationery: By Brittany Branson // Venue: Villa Antonia // Host: Styled Shoots Across America // Film lab: Goodman Film Lab // Film supply: Film Supply Club // Make-up and Hair: Lip Service Makeup // Cakes: Iced Caked and Confections // Linens: Nuage Designs // Cake stand: Chanticleer Wedding Art // Wedding gown: Wed Bridal Boutique // Mens Suit: J. Hilburn // Videographer: Agape FilmWorks // Rental company: Monarch Event Rentals // Car: Texas Roadmasters LLC // Male model: Triston Stringer // Female Model: Alexis Juliana // Bridal accessories: Twigs & Honey

 

The lush, green decor was built right into Michelle and Nick’s wedding at Planterra Conservatory. Massive tropical plants, visually striking topiaries and voluminous trees at every turn, the day is a botanical dream with accents in a rich purple palette. Florals and installations are by Planterra Conservatory, stationery is by Custom Creations & Invitations and the cake is by Sweet Heather Anne. Lucky for us, Kelly Sweet was on hand to capture all the details in these lovely images.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

We liked that our guests didn’t have to travel throughout the evening. We were able to have our ceremony and reception at Planterra. This made the evening much more intimate! And, we had the whole venue to ourselves because Planterra only hosts one event per day. It’s the most special and unique place on its own, and their creative abilities are amazing! They are so talented!

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

I had been gown shopping for about two months, but hadn’t found that really special dress. My mom and I had a day planned to run errands and we decided to check out this one last gown shop. We started sifting through all the gorgeous gowns, and all of a sudden I saw one! The beads were sparkling, just slightly, and the embroidery was exquisite. I picked it up and it was a million sizes too big, but I decided to try it on. I walked out of the dressing room and we all knew, this was my dress. I went home that night to think about it and by the next morning I called Bella Bridal and ordered the gown.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

After we had concluded the ceremony, we were able to spend a few moments alone together. It was nice to have a little moment of quiet before the night began! We were officially husband and wife and the feelings surrounding us were love, comfort, happiness, warmth and peace.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We started talking online and eventually met at 12 Oaks Mall (right across the street from where we live now!).

Our engagement was very romantic. Nick took me to one of the most peaceful places on earth, Mackinac Island. It all started with me saying “I’m glad we finally get a relaxing weekend to ourselves.” Looking back, I could only imagine what was going through my future husband’s head after that comment. He arranged for both my immediate family and his to meet us on the island for the big surprise. Nick’s sister actually lives in Rhode Island and is one of my best friends. I never thought I would see her on one of the most memorable days of my life.

Nick took me to a high point on the island, overlooking the beautiful blue water and the Mackinaw bridge. Once we arrived on bikes, he proceeded to hand me his phone. He made me a 2 minute compilation of photos we’d taken over the last 4 years of our relationship. The tear-jerking background music he chose was “Good Riddance” by Green Day. (Needless to say, I will always think of this time when I hear that song).

While I was watching the video, he got down on one knee and proposed with his ring cam to ensure he got it all on video. We sat down, cried together and time stood still. I didn’t see what was about to come next.

Still in awe, as we slowly pedal our bikes back to our hotel, we come around a slight bend in the road and I see Steve Martz (Nick’s dad) with his paparazzi-like camera. In disbelief, faces of my loved ones began to appear in front of my eyes. I dropped my bike right in the middle of the street and ran to hug our families! We all celebrated in a moment of love, laughter and joy, but the adventure wasn’t over. Nick had arranged for a family dinner at the same hotel we would be staying at that evening. The day that I thought would be “relaxing, with not much to do” turned into so much more!

Photography: Kelly Sweet // Design and Florals: Planterra Conservatory // Stationery: Custom Creations & Invitations // Venue: Planterra Conservatory // Wedding Gown Designer: Martina Liana // Wedding Dress Salon: Bella Bridal // Hair And Makeup: Visions Spa Salon // Cake: Sweet Heather Anne // Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff

 

Occasionally a wedding detail totally stops us in our tracks—this epic ceremony arch was one of them. The Italian styled shoot was created by Olivia Sodi and took place at Villa Medicea di Lilliano featuring details that played off the autumnal tones of the Tuscan backdrop. The floral arch by Varietè is a show-stopping work of art created out of unruly, gathered blooms that work together to create a spectacular, sunset-hued vision—the volume, you guys! The rest of the details follow suite in a bold palette that highlights the destination location including stationery by Grace Art Market and a graphic cake by Sugar and Spice and the details and glowing light is all captured here by Francesco Spighi.

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from the planner: Every couple deserves their own unique wedding. Our mission is to create a tailored day to brides and grooms working on those details that matter and make all the difference. The venue is an historic Medici estate in the southern Florence hills with a perfectly restored Villa filled with character and charm. It is the perfect place to organize a wedding in every season. A contemporary flower arrangement was created by the floral designers Varietè. An arch was crafted on site to match the backdrop using autumnal toned flowers and leaves together with palms and woods giving a modern twist to the stunning 17th century fountain.

We teamed up with Desinare Banqueting to create unique settings for the outdoor ceremony, an al fresco dinner in the Medici garden and a cake corner in the inner courtyard. Every piece of furniture and object used is one-of-a-kind and belongs to the Desinare’s collection of vintage and antique pieces paired with a modern fabric for a made to order. An Italian menu was created specifically for the occasion by the chef of Desinare and handwritten by the Texan calligrapher Grace Singstad, who also designed the wedding stationery that was also customized and handmade.

The bridal dress by Oui Cheri in a soft blush pink colour was tailored on the model by their expert and talented hands with layers of precious Italian lace and hand made embroidery in a cloudy tulle. For the groom, a sophisticated total look by Montezemolo from their Red Carpet line compliments the elegant bride.

An American layered cake by Sugar and Spice in light blushes of gold and soft pink, like a fireworks show: a final splash at sunset paired with a sparkling rosé to celebrate a stylish wedding shoot on Florence hills.

Photo: Francesco Spighi // Concept+Planning: Olivia Sodi // Florals: Varietè // Stationery: Grace Art Market  // Décor + Setting + Banqueting: Desinare Banqueting // Venue: Villa Medicea di Lilliano // Dress + hair jewel: Oui Cheri // Hair + Makeup: Pistolesi Group // Suit: Montezemolo // Cake: Sugar and Spice // Models: Irene Falla + Nicola Miracoli

 

Nothing says spring like gardening and Shane and Julie’s vow renewal in Provence, France is giving us those floricultural vibes we’re craving. The look was brought to life at the incomparable Domaine de Sarson with florals and design by Oleander Curated. The romantic setting featured stunning views of the Luberon Valley below and hints of olive branches and fresh lavender were found throughout the tablescape as a nod to the agricultural staples of this infamous region. The bride wore a Claire la Faye  gown that was complemented by a delicate cape that flew effortlessly against the gentle breeze while Alicia Lacey Photography was on hand to capture all the beautiful moments.

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Photography: Alicia Lacey Photography // Florals & Styling: Oleander Curated // Styling: Lauren Fair x Julie Paisley // Paper Goods: Pretty in Ink // Venue: Domaine de Sarson // Dress: Claire la Faye // Hair & Makeup: Janelle on Location // Silk: Honey Silks Co. // Groom’s Tie: Neck & Tie Co. // Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab