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Lindsay filmed an episode of Say Yes to the Dress and said “yes” to—not one—but two dresses! She ended up only wearing the one she loved best all night long at the gorgeous event she shared with her husband Phil. We especially love the adorable boxed centerpiece florals by Peony and Plum. Of course,  you can blame all the perfectly orchestrated details on Orange Blossom Special Events, who did all the design and coordination! See all the peachy-hued sweetness of Lindsay and Phil’s big day in these beautiful images captured by Josh of Mi Belle Inc.

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What made the wedding special and unique?
The best part about the wedding is that we were finally able to have all of our friends and family from around the country together in one place. Both of our families live on the East Coast (Atlanta & Tampa). To me, the most unique part was the ceremony itself. Neither of us are religious and we just wanted something fun and lighthearted. Our good friend, Michael Buckley, got ordanied just for us and delivered the perfect ceremony. It was hilarious, short and personal. He had everyone cracking up, including us. It was better than I could have ever imagined. Also, having our son there was sop special and having him walk down the aisle with Phil was super sweet!

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Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!
12 weeks after I had my son, I filmed an episode of Say Yes To The Dress Atlanta! I was not even close to being back in shape, so I really didn’t think I was going to find a dress. I had no idea what I wanted. It had just always been a dream of mine to be on the show! We pulled probably 15 dresses from the racks, and on my way back to the dressing room, my sister in law, Ashlee, saw a beautiful blush colored Eve of Milady ballgown on a mannequin and I added that one to the pile. After trying on two dresses and not loving them, I tried on that one and fell in love with it. So did my family. The only problem was that I thought Phil would want one that was more form fitting. So Monte ran and grabbed a gorgeous 20’s style beaded mermaid style dress by Lazaro. I tried that one on and loved it too! Eventually we decided that the ballgown would be for the ceremony, and the mermaid dress would be for the reception. I was thrilled with that decision and couldn’t wait to debut both dresses. But on the big day, I ended up just wearing the ballgown! I tried the reception dress on for Phil and he said he liked the ballgown better! Which worked out because I forgot my Spanx at the hotel! So I still have the Lazaro dress hanging in my closet. It doesn’t exactly look like a wedding dress, so I’m sure I’ll find something to wear it to in the future. Or I can pass it down to my daughter if I have one!

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What was the most memorable part of the day?
Just standing back and seeing all of our friends and family finally meet and have a good time with each other was so special. In a dream world, I’d have a party like this, with these same people all together, every year.
Tell us how you met and became engaged.

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Phil and I met in 2007 after seeing each other’s youtube videos. He lived in Tampa and I lived in Atlanta. We had chatted online a bit, and finally met in person at a YouTube gathering in Washington, DC. Youtube wasn’t what it is today. It was definitely not a “normal” thing to put videos of yourself on the internet at the time. So we were both part of this “weird” group of people who had a passion for and believed in something that would ultimately change the world! A few months later, he packed up all of his belongings and moved to a small apartment in Atlanta! Five and a half years later, we got engaged at one of his live shows in Arizona. He added to the surprise by having my dad and step mom fly in for the event, too! A week later I found out I was pregnant! We had been trying for over a year, so this was really just icing on the cake!

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Vendors: Photography: Josh of Mi Belle Inc. // Design, Planning, and Coordination: Orange Blossom Special Events // Paper goods: Orange Blossom Special Events // Event Rentals: Archive Rentals // Ceremony and Reception Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch // Catering and Dessert Bar: Tres LA // Rentals: A Rental Connection // Videography: Studio 205 // Florals: Peony and Plum // Ceremony Musicians and Ceremony PA: Organic String Quartet // DJ: RedShoe LA // Cake: Superfine Bakery // Hair and Makeup: Emily Dawn Artistry

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Calling all vintage-loving brides! We’re excited to share Estate Diamond Jewelry with you today.  Here at GLW, we’re firm believers that your engagement ring should be a reflection of your individual style. This sounds like a lot of pressure, and let’s be honest, there’s a bazillion options out there. However, we’re continually working to find awesome resources to help you (and your oh-so-fabulous guy) select the perfect engagement ring. First, you’ll need to define your taste. And, as we’ve already determined—you love all things vintage which is why you NEED to check out Estate Diamond Jewelry.  They’ve been in the biz of antique and vintage engagement rings for more than 30 years. We’re talking gorgeous, one-of-a-kind Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco engagement rings. Now, there’s plenty of beautiful vintage-inspired designs out there, but there’s something incredible about a true heirloom engagement ring….maybe it’s the story behind it, maybe it’s the breathtaking statement style. Either way, we’re saying GO FOR IT! We’ve rounded up some of our faves below.

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This post is sponsored by Estate Diamond Jewelry. All opinions are blogger’s own.

Today we are taking the opportunity to share with you a little bit about Puerto Vallarto, which for those of you that haven’t even been, is a super fun resort town in Mexico with tons of fab beaches, activities, shopping, and nightlife! It is the perfect place for a young newlywed couple! We thought it would be fun to share with you a sneak peak of the Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort and tell you a little about the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Getaway Sweepstakes.

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The AAA Four-Diamond, all-inclusive Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort is a beachfront resort with views that we really can’t get over!!! Located just five minutes from the airport, ten minutes from the Colonial charm of the city center, and in walking distance of the cruise port, Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort is perfect for the fantasy private beachside proposal, the spa trip bachelorette party, or the private pool veranda suite honeymoon. Enjoy options that include indoor venues, the rooftop overlooking the ocean, or the sandy beaches with swaying palms, balmy breezes and the famous Banderas Bay at sunset.

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In addition to honeymoons, Puerto Vallarta is the ideal beach resort for a destination wedding. This beautiful city is one of the most romantic places on earth offering a unique combination of classic Mexico world-class resorts, the majestic beauty of the Sierra Madre Mountains and the spectacular Bahía de Banderas, the world´s 7th largest bay. Puerto Vallarta has become the perfect setting in which to celebrate love with a unique and unforgettable wedding, honeymoon or anniversary. Whether you’re saying “I Do!” or coming back to commemorate your wedding, the city has an innumerable number of hotels, luxury villas, and beachfront condos that are perfect for hosting a large group, just the two of you, or an intimate gathering of close friends. Visitors will be able to find the ideal option here, as many of the hotels can offer individually designed plans for that special day.

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For those of you interested in entering the Puerto Vallarta Sweepstakes Romantic giveaway, which includes 3-night stays for a couple at Villa Premiere Hotel & Spa, Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort, Costa Sur Resort & Spa, Westin or the Grand Miramar Puerto Vallarta Hotel, you can register here! (Sweeps started on February 16, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on October 15, 2015).

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Every so often, there’s an element to a wedding that just totally stands out. In the case of Esther and Oliver’s NYC nuptials it’s the eye-catching, blue bridal bouquet. We can’t take our eyes off of it! In fact, all the floral elements by Lindsey Rae Designs are punchy, graphic and ever-so playful. That same light-hearted undertone is carried throughout each detail of this super-fun wedding. The groom’s custom suit— an awesome powdery blue. The bride’s veil—a graphic birdcage. The ceremony music—a bagpiper, of course. And just to add to the candy-colored gorgeousness, Cappy Hotchkiss photographed the newlyweds at blooming, urban locations in NYC. So, obviously, you just HAVE to take gander!

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Vendor: Photographer: Cappy Hotchkiss Photography // Planner and Candy Bar: Roey Mizrahi // Flowers and Table Design: Lindsey Rae Designs // Venue: La Marina  // Church of the Intercession // Dress: Liancarlo // Shoes: Kate Spade // Oliver’s Suit: custom by Manolo Costa // Shoes: Paul Staurt // Girls’ dresses and Guys; suits: Picked their own // Officiant: Rhonda Rubinson and Co-officiant (in Korean): Bride’s Uncle John J. Park // Music: The Source from Elan Artists and music for ceremony: Aaron Knapp // Birdcage veil and headpiece: Leah C. Couture Millinery // Invites and Stationary: Bloomingdales Judy Paulen // Video: Mint Cinematography // Photo Booth: We Love Photo Booths // Hair: Daleesa Weary and Make Up: Dina Serafino from Bloomingdales // Hotel: Empire Hotel // Cake: Bakery Saint Honore from Port Washington // Bagpiper: Jerry Dixon // Registry: Bloomingdales and also, registered for donations to pediatric oncology charity- Children’s Oncology Group which is what the bride is involved in. Also, Happiness is Camping for kids with cancer and their siblings that the Bride previously worked at.

 

 

It may be bright and sunny outdoors, but this dark and moody inspiration has our full attention. Inspired by Black Swan, Bluebird Productions styled the shoot and pulled together some pretty gorgeous details—an embroidered black gown, lush florals and a modern-gothic tablescape. Did me mention the lighting?? See all the moody beauty for yourself in these images photographed by the fabulous Andy Barnhart. 

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Vendors: Photography: Andy Barnhart // Coordination and Styling: Bluebird Productions // Dresses: 1) Sareh Nouri from Emma and Grace Bridal (one with long sleeves) and 2) Galia Lahav from Little White Dress // Shoes: Camscio Black by Gianvito Rossi // Model: Emily Proctor, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet // Hair and Make Up: Salon Tullio // Floral: Carolyn’s Flowers // Ribbon: Silk and Willow // Paper Goods: Victoria Lane Calligraphy // Cake: D’elissous Cake Studio // Plates and Glassware: Crate and Barrel // Flatware: Anthropologie // Venue: Grey Lady Aspen and JR’s Gym