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Hope Helmuth Photography gathered a team of talented creatives together to create this floral-centric ode to to Paris. The historic Hotel du Village provided the European-inspired backdrop and A Cottage Gardener accentuated it with a stunning sprawling garden climbing up the mint-kissed walls. A color palette of blush and cappuccino informed the design choices in the additional details like a luscious three tier cake adorned with ribbon and painted sweet pea by Park Ave Cake and paper goods by August and Oscelia.

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Photography + Styling: Hope Helmuth Photography // Floral Design: A Cottage Gardener // Paper goods: August and Oscelia // Venue: Hotel du Village // Makeup Artist: Makeup by Emily Dimant // Hair: Ariel Katrina Hair // Desserts: Park Ave Cake // Rings: L. Priori Jewelry // Dress shop: La Belle Mariee // Gown: Hayley Paige // Vintage Slip: Luca and Luna // Shoes: Bella Belle // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

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Jaén, in south-central Spain, keeps treasures hidden among its olive trees and its lush vegetation. Castles, churches and palaces, tell the important historical role that always had this land. In Sierra de Cazorla, the team behind this editorial highlights a place where time has stopped: the ruins of the church of Santo Domingo of the 16th century are a small but precious sample of the Andalusian renaissance. Mery Liccardi Eventi mixes the history of the ruins with romantic details like summer florals by Alejandra Romero, stationery by Estudio Requetebién  and dripping naked cake by Velvet Marbella CateringLa Coleccionista was on hand to capture all the beauty if the epic location and romantic details in these lovely images.

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Planning & Design: Mery Liccardi Eventi // Photographer: La Coleccionista  // Floral Design: Alejandra Romero // Stationery: Estudio Requetebién // Bridal Dress: You&Me Project // Groom’s Suit: Silbon // Makeup Artist: Sophie Make-Up // Hair: Lola Cabezas // Bridal Accessories: Santiago Gonzalez Para Colindante // Bridal Shoes: Clara Rosón // Cake: Velvet Marbella Catering // Ribbon: Sulayr Sedas // Models: Marta Tallón & Raúl García Festa

 

Creative couple, Jaimie and Daniel (she’s a theater producer and he’s a film producer), were married at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Befitting the couple, the celebration planned by Christine Janda provides drama abound. The moody florals and black and metallic reception details were were designed and created by HMR Designs with calligraphy by LBrown Design & Paperie and an artful cake by Alliance Bakery. Studio This Is made great use of all the art and graphic backdropsto create fabulous portraits of the couple and all the details of their day.

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

My grandparents were founding members of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, so I always knew that was where we would get married. I didn’t want a gown that felt bridal in any way, so looked high and low for something easy, effortless, elegant, timeless, and unique. I fell in love with  the entire Valentini line at a trunk show at Dimitra’s Bridal. It was important to me that I feel like myself, so I had my good friend Azeeza design the most incredible jumpsuit for dancing.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal? 

I’m a theatre producer and my husband is a film producer, so it was really important to us that we created a different world for each portion of the wedding with a seamless flow. Daniel walked down the aisle to the Top Gun anthem, and I walked down to Janis Joplin’s Piece of my Heart. We wanted the dinner tent to feel like the coolest pop-up fine dining experience in an unexpected way. The chef did an amazing job with a tasting menu to truly make the dinner an experience, not just a meal. Having lived in several different cities, my friends and family are spread far and wide. Walking down the aisle and seeing all of the people I consider my chosen family in one place, and the man I now call my husband waiting for me under the chuppah, provided me with so much warmth and love. There was a certain ease to the entire day which made it that much more enjoyable for all!

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Daniel’s brother was the chair of the board of a nonprofit I used to work for! We’d been friends for years before we started dating. Daniel plays ice hockey, and I was a competitive figure skater as a child, so we were both really excited to see I, TANYA as soon as it came out. As the lights were going down at the movie theatre, Daniel handed me a Chinese takeout box (a nod to my love for Asian food) filled with dark chocolate covered orange peels (my family’s official favorite candy). Under the first few orange peels was a green ring pop, because Daniel knew I had wanted an emerald engagement ring but am too clumsy to ever wear something that soft. Daniel also knew I wanted a hand in designing the ring from my favorite jeweler, so the ring pop was absolutely the right way to go! Daniel suggested we leave the movie to celebrate, and I insisted we stay, as I was so excited to see it. After the movie we walked home debating and discussing different aspects of the film, as two producers would. We were almost back at the apartment when we realized we should probably get some champagne to celebrate! It all felt so natural and so right.

Photography: Nancy Beale Studio This Is // Planner: Christine Janda // Design + Florals: HMR Designs // Stationery: LBrown Design & Paperie // Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art // Bride’s Gown Designer: Valentini // Bridal Boutique: Dimitra’s Bridal // Bride’s Reception Jumpsuit: Azeeza // Hair: Colleen Mortag-Krejczyk // Makeup: Mireille Hamon // Cake: Alliance Bakery // Lighting: Frost Chicago // Entertainment: Michael Lerich Band

 

May and Sage Events worked in a palette of soft blush and peachy spring floral hues to complement the gilded details and whitewashed European style of  The Creative Chateau in this elegant editorial. From the handmade invitation suite to the dainty daffodils in the floral by Maxit Flower Design, to the delicate beading of the Carol Hannah gown, to the epic sugar flower-adorned cake by Buttercup Houston, the team aimed to highlight the effortless beauty and femininity of the modern romantic bride and we couldn’t love it more! See all the details in the fabulous images by Studio Rendition.

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Photography: Studio Rendition // Planning & Design: May and Sage Events // Florist: Maxit Flower Design // Calligrapher/Stationery: Slibbrecht Studio // Venue: The Creative Chateau // HMUA: Adorne Artistry // Cake: Buttercup Houston // Bridal Gown & Veil: Carol Hannah // Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes // Ring: Susie Saltzman // Earrings: Edera Jewelry // Hair Accessory: Megan Therese Couture Bridal // Robe: Domenica Domenica // Garter: The Garter Girl // Rentals: Swift + Company // Model: Romina // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

This Georgian Blue editorial was set in the beautiful historic city of Bath, England. Georgian blue and silver tones complimented The Royal Crescent Hotel’s lavish and unique interiors and there was an emphasis on subtle opulence and contemporary detailing throughout the styling by Lily & Sage. Romantic white florals were by The Rose Shed, incandescent silver leaf hand-dyed silk ribbons were created for the shoot byLancaster & Cornish, calligraphy invitations designed by Victoria Krav, a textured ribbon-wrapped cake by Edible Essence and the bride wore a stunning gown Lee Petra Grebenau. The details are timeless it’s befitting that it’s all captured so beautifully on film by fine art photographer Alexander J Collins.

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Styling & Planning: Lily & Sage // Photography: Alexander J Collins // Flowers: The Rose Shed // Stationery: Victoria Krav // Location: The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath // Dress Boutique: Morgan Davies Bridal // Dress Designer: Lee Petra Grebenau // Hair & Make Up: Marie Kelly of Lips & Locks // Table Linens & Napkins: Table To Dine For // Cake: Edible Essence // Ribbons: Lancaster & Cornish // Bridal Lingerie: Designed & Created by Nancy of Lily & Sage // Groom Attire: Mason & Sons // Rings: Grey-Harris & Co