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Welcoming, sensual, minimal, organic, and artisanal are the words Alexandra McNamara found inspiration in for this modern, blush editorial. Sourcing maker quality items from the likes of Notary CeramicsLeanne Marshall and  Silk and Willow was key to the overall mood. Hunt and Gather  created florals with a unique mix of warm and neutral tones and foraged foliage, in line with the organic and natural story of the shoot. While warm candlelight and stationery on handmade cotton paper by Paula Lee Calligraphy provided the finishing touches and Christine Lim was behind the lens capturing all the details in these lovely film images.

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Photography: Christine Lim // Design and creative direction: Alexandra McNamara // Flowers: Hunt and Gather // Stationery: Paula Lee Calligraphy // Dress: Sash and Bustle // Dress 1: Saja Wedding // Dress 2 Skirt: Theia Couture / Top: Leanne Marshall // Hair and Makeup: Amy Beth // Chargers: Plate Occasions // Ceramics: Notary Ceramics // Table linen: Linen Closet // Napkins: Silk and Willow // Chairs: Contemporary Furniture Rentals // Earrings: The Loved One // Ring: On The Other Hand // Model: Anya from Ciotti Models

 

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The blue watercolor walls of the Ampersea, a waterfront venue in Baltimore, inspired the modern, textural vibes of this inspiration shoot planned and style by Moore & Co. Events. Organic, gathered florals and ceremony arrangements by Steelcut Flower Company add soft texture to the contemporary elements in white, grey and black accents.  Cheer Up Letterpress created the clean, letterpress stationery and the sleek tailoring of the Modern Trousseau gown feels totally fresh. Jen S Photography was behind the lens capturing all the details and we’re exited to share the images with you today!

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Photography: Jen S Photography // Planning & Styling: Moore & Co. Events // Floral Design: Steelcut Flower Company // Stationery: Cheer Up Letterpress // Venue: Ampersea // Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau  // Cake: The Cake Studio Baltimore // Table Setting: Select Event Group // Linens: Lovely Home Idea // Tuxedo & Shoes: K & B Bridals // Hair & Makeup: Susan Lim Makeup Artist // Models: Ciara Dubbe & Blake Chidester // Jewelry: Faye Daniel Designs // Rings: Saxon’s Diamond Centers

Tara and Jeremy’s wedding at Boone Hall Avenue of Oaks + Cotton Dock is all of it—romantic, southern, fresh, rustic, vintage, scenic, intimate, inviting, timeless….and the list goes on and on. The day, planned by Erin Altman of Ooh! Events, is truly a modern wedding dream in a beautiful palette of blues. Florals in white and tall greenery centerpieces are by Out of the Garden, monochromatic blue-on-blue letterpress stationery sets the tone and a lovely pantry blue cake is by Declare Cakes. We’re loving the bamboo chairs and the velvet touches but the bride’s smile truly lights up all these breathtaking images captured by Shauna Veasey.

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What made the wedding special and unique? 

Having our friends and family all in one place was what made it so special. Most of my family and friends are from New York and my husband’s family is from Georgia, so having them travel to Charleston, SC meant the world to us. Boone Hall Plantation was a dream venue and getting married under the oaks made it a perfect setting.

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

I found my gown at the very first boutique I visited, Hayden Olivia Bridal in Charlotte, NC. It was actually the very first one I tried on and fell in love. It was exactly what I was looking for. Simple and elegant. I, of course, went to two other places and tried on more dresses just to make sure, but I knew the first one was the one. The designer was Modern Trousseau. It was deep V-neck with pearl beaded bodice and Italian crepe fit to flare skirt with chapel train.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal? 

Instead of a wedding guest book, we had a custom portrait made for guests to sign. It was an illustration of us in our wedding attire and we even had our two dogs included in the photo.

What was the most memorable part of the day? 

The entire day was amazing. However, I would say the most memorable moment was walking to the Cotton Dock for the first time with my husband and having our first dance with all our friends and family around us. The dance floor was outside on the Cotton Dock which reaches out over the tidal marsh. It was beautiful and one of my favorite moments.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We met online and realized we had mutual friends so we went on a date and have been together ever since. We were dating for 3 years before we got engaged. My husband works in the racing industry so we went to Las Vegas for the NASCAR Awards Ceremony. Little did I know he had the ring with him the entire time. We went out to dinner and then headed back to the hotel and he proposed in the hotel. It was the sweetest proposal and brought me to tears. I definitely had no idea it was coming. It was the best surprise.

Coordinated + Designed by: Erin Altman of Ooh! Events // Photographer: Shauna Veasey // Floral: Out of the Garden // Venue: Boone Hall Avenue of Oaks + Cotton Dock // Dress Designer: Modern Trousseau // Boutique: Hayden Olivia in Charlotte, NC.  // Videographer: Hart to Heart // Cake: Declare Cakes // Ceremony Musicians: Palmetto Strings // Reception Entertainment: Darby Events with Stephen Darby // Catering + Bar: Cru Catering // Transportation: Marquee Limo // Dishware: Polished // Shoes: Jimmy Choo classic white satin pump // Suit:  Jos A Bank  // Officiant: Rick Burton // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

Photographer Erin Milnik‘s singular inspiration behind this shoot was her love for poppies and the bright and cheerful vibe they bring to weddings. Keeping details simple and focusing on the bloom, Madilyn Broxham Design incorporated poppies into the whimsical invitation suite along with added pops of orange using vintage stamps. Susan, with Sweet Lilacs Studio created a bouquet made up of entirely all Icelandic poppies in an array of bold oranges, magentas, and soft pinks. Kumquats decorate garland draped across the bar of an adorable caravan— a joyful little detail adding to the mood of the shoot and capturing the warm feelings of summer seen here in Erin Milnik ‘s beautiful images.

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Design & Photography: Erin Milnik // Flowers: Sweet Lilacs Studio // Invitation + Paper Goods: Madilyn Broxham Design // Dress: The Bridal Loft // Dress Designer: Blush by Hayley Paige // Make-up: Beauty by Ashley Larayne // Hair: Braided Blonde Locks // Caravan Bar: Settings Party Rentals

 

Hidden in the heart of London lies a piece of historical romance—Home House, an elegant venue where celebrations and intimate moments have been captured since 1773. This gorgeous editorial planned and styled by Elmo Paper Stories and captured by Julie Michaelsen Photography celebrates the opulent, the intensity and the romance of the renaissance era seen here through the eyes of a 2018 bride and groom. The team, including florist Jo Flowers, cake designer Mimolo Designs, and atelier Morgan Davies Bridal were inspired by the contradictions of an old love in a young couple, the ancient venue in a modern city, and most of all by a piece of history where time stands still in a world of fast paced modernity.

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Photographer: Julie Michaelsen Photography // Stylist / Planner/Stationery: Elmo Paper Stories // Floral Designer: Jo Flowers // Venue: Home House // Film Lab: The Find Lab // Dresses: Inbal Dror / Ersa Atelier from Morgan Davies Bridal // Rentals: Furniture and Styling Assistant: Wedhead // Accessories: Crown by Afshan Shamas // Cake Designer: Mimolo Designs // Hair & Make-up Artist: Jo Adams Hair & Make Up Atelier // Photography Assistance: Jay Andersen Photography // Crown: Afshan Shamas // Pottery, Tableware: Kana London // Tablecloth & backdrops: Yorkshire Fabric Shop // Shoes/Clutch Bag: Emmy London // Videography: Irene Piera Films // Veils: Ann-Marie Faulkner // Groom’s Suits: Clements & Church // Female Model: Viktorija // Male Model: Mot Models, Lewis //