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Spring romance is abundant on a sprawling southern plantation in this inspiration shoot conceptualized by Justin Demutiis and designed by Dairing Events. Calligraphy details by Heather O’Brien Design include a runner leading up to a ceremony set on the front porch followed by reception dining under an ancient oak tree dripping with Spanish moss. The lilac, peach and pink color palette is perfected by florist Shea Hopely‘s stunning arrangements and rounded out with dusty blue details and accents. Get inspired by all the lovely details captured beautifully in these images by Justin Demutiis.

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Concept and Photography: Justin Demutiis // Planning and Design: Dairing Events // Floral Design: Shea Hopely // Paper Goods: Heather O’Brien Design // Wedding Gown: White Magnolia Bridal // Hair and Make-up: Studio Bride Artistry // Jewelry: Kendra Scott Jewelry // Bridesmaids Dress: Bella Bridesmaids // Videography: Pine and Perfume // Menswear: Jos A Bank // Rentals: Southern Charm Events // Rentals: Luxe Party Rentals // Linen: Nuage Designs

 

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Wedding En Plein Air, designed and styled by RSVP Events is filled with old-world French enchantment and a dreamy palette of dusty pastels. Set on the grounds of Magnolia Plantation, the magical gardens create a lush backdrop fine art-inspired details laced with elements of nature. Lavender, pink and peach florals are by Gradient & Hue, with calligraphy and paper goods by  Jordan Cotton  and a floral-adorned cake by Sugar Bakeshop. Framed by the romance of love, this wedding inspiration is a dreamlike impressionist painting brought to life and it’s all captured here by Morgan Franklin Creative.

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Photography: Morgan Franklin Creative // Design & Styling: RSVP Events // Floral Design: Gradient & Hue // Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Jordan Cotton // Venue: Magnolia Plantation // Bridal Gown: Custom Amelie by Sabrina Dahan // Bridal Salon: Betty Bridal Atelier // Cake: Sugar Bakeshop // Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes // Table Linen: La Tavola // Ring Box: The Mrs Box // Candles: Creative Candles // Ring: Windsor by Olive Ave Jewelry // Menswear: Charleston Tuxedo // Rentals: Ooh! Events // Headpiece and Veil: Alice & Mae // Hair and Makeup Artist: Wild Ivory Beauty

Liz and Steven wanted an intimate wedding with their closest family and friends. Their hometown of Vancouver doesn’t offer very nice weather in the month of March so the couple took their affair abroad and celebrated at Olowalu Plantation House in Hawaii. The couple totally planned their destination event remotely with the help of Opihi Love Wedding and Events—and Pinterest and Instagram of course. Feminine, pink florals by Bella Bloom  dressed the ceremony and reception and personalized details like the traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony,  Hula show during sunset and a late-night fire dancer added to the outdoor event. Lucky for the couple, their photographer Melia Lucida Photography had just moved from Vancouver to Maui and was able to capture them beautifully in these lovely images.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

We wanted an intimate wedding with our closest friends and family but many of our guests were from out of town and Vancouver is not the nicest during the month of March. Consequently, we decided on having a destination wedding in Maui, a much more tropical location that would be relatively convenient for our guests in Asia and the East Coast. The first time that either of us have been to Hawaii was literally four days before our wedding, so this was a huge adventure for us and made the experience extra unique. Thanks to Pinterest and Instagram, we were able to plan our dream wedding entirely remotely and with the exception of our amazing photographer, we didn’t meet any of our other vendors until days before the wedding if at all. We lucked out with our photographer because she used to be based out of Vancouver so we were able to meet her in person and get our engagement photos done locally prior to her moving to Maui.

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

I love watching the various wedding dress shows on TV and thought I had a really good idea of what my dream gown would be like. However, even though I only went to a couple of places, once I started trying them on, the options seemed endless and it was difficult to remember which was which. Thankfully, I had my mom with me and there was this one dress that both of us kept referring back to so that ended up being the dress I selected. The best part of the dress was that it came with pockets. We got the dress from a very small boutique that carried the particular brand but that was when the nightmare began. The owner ordered the dress one size too small and there was not enough time to order a new one by the time we found out. We had to take the sample dress and went through multiple rounds of cleaning. It was not ideal but luckily our dry cleaner pulled through and then came our next obstacles – having to pass customs, hand-carrying the gown onto the plane and finding adequate overhead compartment space. At the end of the day though, all of the stress and extra effort was worthwhile as I love my dress and wouldn’t have picked any other one. Furthermore, I was able to wear it again for the day-after shoot and although the dress came home the worse for wear with some torn tulle and mud/grass stains here and there, I’m ecstatic that I was able to make the most out of it.

 

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

Since our wedding in Maui was relatively small, we were able to give our guests very personalized wedding favors. We ordered leather luggage tags for our guests that had their names embossed on it. Furthermore, each tag was unique as the color of the tag and the strap were different for each guest depending on their favorite colors.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

The entire day was very memorable. There was something special during each part of the day – the mad rush from the writing of my personal vows on the morning of to the Hula Show during sunset to the fire dancer in the pitch-dark night. However, if I were to pick a moment, it would be when we performed the traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony outside by the gorgeous tree at Olowalu.

Inspired by Claude Monet,Blooming Wed and a team of incredible creatives set out to create a design that epitomized the mood of the impressionist painter’s Houses of Parliament. In his response to the poetry of dusk and mist, Monet used the colors grey and dusty blue, conveying the peacefulness of the late afternoon in London. The team used the same palette to elicit a similarly calm and serene sensibility. Purple, pink, orange and yellow hues of the sunset add an element of vibrancy to the painting and to the floral design by Elevn Fleur, artful food and drinks by Betty Zlatchin Catering. Airy calligraphy by JK Design is showcased in a textural stationery suite and Knead and Nourish created a scene-stealing, painterly cake. The overall mood is incredibly dreamy and Cat’s Lens Photography captured it all in these lovely images.

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Event Planning & Design: Blooming Wed // Photographer: Cat’s Lens Photography // Floral Design: Elevn Fleur // Calligraphy: JK Design // Bridal Dress: Wild Bride // MUA: Joyce Zhou Designs // Catering: Betty Zlatchin Catering // Cake: Knead and Nourish // Rental: Standard Party Rentals // Models: Madison Dupart & Luis Minguel Yupanqui

 

The Barn at Swallows Eve in Fredericksburg, Texas set the scene for this light-hearted and lively inspiration shoot. Florist and stylist Taylor Cumbie Design saw the new barn venue as “a beautiful, natural canvas” with its dusty grays and earthy neutral tones of the landscape—perfect for introducing a lush, saturated palette of juicy corals and deep plums. The florals are, of course, fabulous and Southern Unique Events pulled together additional fun details like a retro food truck and vintage car. We’re loving the happy look and it’s all captured here by Allison Jeffers Photography.

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Photography: Allison Jeffers Photography // Floral + styling: Taylor Cumbie Design // Planning: Southern Unique Events // Stationery: Lazy Creek Designs⠀// Venue: The Barn at Swallows Eve // Gown: Bella Bride Boutique // Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids // Hair and Makeup: Hair by Keziah Bevins // Vintage Car: Circle J Vintage Cars  // Rings: The Green Bull Fine Jewelry // Bartending: Bartenders 4 You // Vintage Rentals: Cru Vintage Rentals // Ring Box: The Mrs Box