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Stephanie and Dave are a crazy stylish and gorgeous couple. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that they chose Michael Radford to shoot their engagement session! We’re even more excited because later today, you get to see their insanely beautiful wedding! So seriously, check back in!

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We’re going to let Stephanie and Dave tell their story, because it’s oh so good:

Although they went to college together for four years, Stephanie would say she never really noticed Dave until a mutual friend’s wedding in 2010. In the midst of an epic dance party (courtesy of Dave’s iPod), Stephanie requested Katy Perry’s “California Girls” and after a brief but heated negotiation, Dave obliged. Even though Dave had done Stephanie a huge solid by playing the tired old pop song, the following week Steph ignored Dave’s Facebook request and rejected his email invitation to dinner when they returned to New York.
After being utterly rejected, Dave tried to forget about Stephanie and almost did until a year later when the Colgate five-year reunion brought the two together again. Amid the hallowed halls of Ye Old Stone Jug (Colgate’s premier late-night venue), Dave put on his best boyish charm and again asked Steph to dinner when they returned to New York. This time he wouldn’t take no for an answer and this time, albeit begrudgingly, Stephanie accepted and they’ve been together ever since.

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Daves Engagement

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Daves Engagement

Our engagement took place on a trip to Dave’s family vacation home in Florida where Dave surprised me with a ring at sunset on the beach…. I should have seen it coming but it took me by surprise and poor Dave had been stressing after being stopped by both airport security and while getting on the plane about the ring, but somehow I didn’t notice. Dave also had planned ahead and hired a photographer, discreetly posing as another casual couple on the beach, to capture the whole proposal so my family in Los Angeles could see it all.

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Daves Engagement

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Daves Engagement

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Daves Engagement

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Daves Engagement

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Daves Engagement

Wedding Blog Stephanie and Daves Engagement

Vendor: Photography: Michael Radford

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Liz and Steve planned a crazy personal and intimate wedding for their friends and family at Spohr Gardens in Cape Cod. The outdoor ceremony over a dock was followed by a crazy fun night of family style Italian food and of course, oysters and mojitos by candlelight. Photographer Evangeline Lane is to blame for all these gorgeous images! We so love the personality and love that shines through!

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What made the wedding special and unique?

The people, the timing and the location! Cape Cod is one of our favorite places and after living there this past winter we decided it would be the perfect place to have our wedding. We really lucked out with finding local vendors whose vision were inline with ours. Having such talented people to work with meant we could relax (a bit!) while letting them do what they do best. We also loved having the ceremony outdoors right over the water at Spohr Gardens – it was breathtaking and helped us to be present. It was also special having the reception at one of our favorite restaurants at the Cape. Once we walked inside it feel like we were all transported to Italy for the night with all of our favorite people, it was magical!

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

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

The gown is from BHLDN and is by the Australian designer, Rachel Gilbert. I saw the sequins and bought it immediately – there was only one left! I have a thing about sequins…I just love a bit of sparkle must be the jewelry designer side of me. The dress was also great for dancing which is always important to factor in!

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

What were some touches added to make it personal?

We are both designers (karaslawrence.com) and we were very excited to design the invites and wedding website. We used a photo I took at boardwalk beach and Steve designed the invites, thank you cards and built the website. I also had fun illustrating a map of the area for our guest! We worked with local printers and paper stores in, Providence. Our friend Cory (mrcoryrobinson.com), helped us with the lovely hand-painted signs and table numbers. I also had fun making Steve’s wedding band and our friend Bernice (machajewelry.com) made my lovely band. My cousin Jeff also played acoustic guitar during the ceremony it was awesome to have friends and family be a part of the festivities! We feel very lucky to have such talented friends!

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

What was the most memorable part of the day?

This is hard to answer! One moment that stands out was when we walked up to the reception at Osteria La Civetta and saw a Vespa with a hand-painted sign with our names on it–the owner, Sara’s mother had made it for us as a surprise. There were also a bunch of beautiful candles outside and we could see everyone through the glass windows talking, eating oysters and drinking mojitos; I don’t even think they even noticed us! It was very special and of course, the speeches, the food, the music and the dancing! Another moment was right after the ceremony when we went with the photographers to our favorite beach. Our friends had tied Narragansett Del’s Shandy cans to the back of our Volvo, they were bouncing around like crazy. When we arrived at the beach it was amazing to have a quiet moment together to take it all in before the reception began. Now we love looking back on all the beautiful photographs that Evangeline took. It felt effortless having Evangeline Lane and Evan there to shoot our wedding; they fit right into the crowd and were always right there when something special was happening! I love looking at the photograph of our guests at the ceremony blowing bubbles and taking photos, I feel like I am looking at still from a Wes Anderson film. Moments like this are what made our day!

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We met in Greenpoint thought mutual friends who were visiting. After we met we slowly realized we had so much in common we grew up like 20 minutes away, went to the same college, both majored in graphic design and new a lot of the same people. Somehow we had never met until that day! Steve lived in Philly at the time and I had recently moved to NYC. It was a really fun time! I loved going to Philly and Steve loved visiting me in NYC. It was exciting getting to know each other while exploring two cities, but we spent way too much time on the Chinatown bus. Eventually Steve decided to move to NYC and the rest is history. Seven years later we got engaged in Arizona at the north rim of the Grand Canyon it was beautiful!

Wedding Blog Boho Glam Wedding on Cape Cod

 

Vendors: Photography: Evangeline Lane // Ceremony: Spohr Gardens // Reception: Osteria La Civetta // Cake/Dessert : Windfall Market // DJ/Band: DJ Dox Ellis // Bridal Gown: BHLDN // Shoes: Sam Edleman Gladiators // Engagement Ring: Vintage, Rose gold w/ rose cut diamonds // Wedding Bands: Bride: Macha Jewelry and Groom: Liz Karas // Grooms suit: John Varvatos // MOH: J.Crew // Best Man: Banana Republic // Flowers: Astrid, Windfall Market // Reception Stylist: Sara the co-owner of Osteria La Civetta

Blueberry hues and oyster shells. An unlikely combo, yet a surprisingly lovely pair. Whether the sea is nearby, or simply close to the heart, the details allow one to feel as though the saltwater beckons. The bride wears a simple dress and carries a delicate rainbow of blues. Wild ocean-hued floral arrangements are paired with muted gray oyster shells and Russian olive sprigs and loosely arranged as a table runner. The oyster shells proudly stand in as salt and pepper cellars. A simple cake atop a distressed metal stand is adorned with blueberries and conveys as much elegance as it does the simplicity of seaside living. The scattered blueberries are a darker version of the lovely pearls oysters gift to us. In a thoughtful gesture, hand-written thank you notes from the couple are left in anticipation of each guest. Lovely, no?

Erin Kate Photography gifts us with both images and styling, with flowers by Soil & Stem and a sweet cake by Tulie Bakery.

Wedding Blog Blueberries and Oyster Shells: Seaside Inspiration
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Wedding Blog Blueberries and Oyster Shells: Seaside Inspiration

Wedding Blog Blueberries and Oyster Shells: Seaside Inspiration

Wedding Blog Blueberries and Oyster Shells: Seaside Inspiration

Wedding Blog Blueberries and Oyster Shells: Seaside Inspiration

Wedding Blog Blueberries and Oyster Shells: Seaside Inspiration

Wedding Blog Blueberries and Oyster Shells: Seaside Inspiration

Wedding Blog Blueberries and Oyster Shells: Seaside Inspiration

Wedding Blog Blueberries and Oyster Shells: Seaside Inspiration

Wedding Blog Blueberries and Oyster Shells: Seaside Inspiration

Vendors: Photography & Styling: Erin Kate Photography // Floral Design: Soil & Stem // Cake: Tulie Bakery

The absolute romance of our newest Grey Collective discovery–January Rose Bridal–is likely to take your breath away. We are utterly smitten with their line of veils and exquisite accessories for the bride–so much so that we’ve insisted they giveaway something to one lucky reader! But first, we’ll need to tempt you with a few images of their finery, thanks to Desi Baytan Photography and florals by Oak & The Owl with gowns by Leanne Marshall.

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Wedding Blog January Rose Bridal Giveaway

Wedding Blog January Rose Bridal Giveaway

Wedding Blog January Rose Bridal Giveaway

Wedding Blog January Rose Bridal Giveaway

Wedding Blog January Rose Bridal Giveaway

Wedding Blog January Rose Bridal Giveaway

Wedding Blog January Rose Bridal Giveaway

Wedding Blog January Rose Bridal Giveaway

Wedding Blog January Rose Bridal Giveaway

In order to enter, all you need to do is like our facebook page and comment on or share today’s giveaway post. We’ll randomly select an entrant who will have their choice of one of the three items shown below: the Crystal and Lace Knots Bridal Headpiece, the Lace and Silk Flower Headband, or the Birdcage Veil with Hand Beaded Lace.

Wedding Blog January Rose Bridal Giveaway

Photography: Desi Baytan Photography // Floral Design: Oak & The Owl // Gowns:  Leanne Marshall // Sponsored by January Rose Bridal

Bride: Sharon and Kanishk were married at The Carneros Inn located in the always perfect Napa, California. Wine country was the perfect setting for their family filled wedding, which was equally romantic and fun! Photographer Melanie Duerkopp is responsible for capturing all the gorgeous details designed by Kayla Ton and we are so honored to be sharing the images with you today!

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What made the wedding special and unique?

There were so many little things (and big things) that went into this day to make it special, but if I must point to one thing, it has to be the dress! Everything else was designed around it: the venue, the flowers, the linen, the plating, bridesmaids’ dresses, the groom’s attire, even the cocktails selection.

Wedding Blog Sharon and Kanishks Carneros Inn Wedding

Wedding Blog Sharon and Kanishks Carneros Inn Wedding

Wedding Blog Sharon and Kanishks Carneros Inn Wedding

Wedding Blog Sharon and Kanishks Carneros Inn Wedding

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

The gown is from Monique Lhuillier. There are two pieces to it: the main dress and the overskirt. The main dress is the Candy in peach blush. The overskirt is a special-order in the peach, blush, and white combination. I found it at the Monique Lhuillier trunk show at Bridal Galleria in San Francisco.

Wedding Blog Sharon and Kanishks Carneros Inn Wedding

Wedding Blog Sharon and Kanishks Carneros Inn Wedding

Wedding Blog Sharon and Kanishks Carneros Inn Wedding

What were some touches added to make it personal?

We chose to have a calligrapher scribe the seating arrangement on a mirror so that we can remember the friends and family who were at our wedding. We tasted and handpicked every dish, hors d’oeuvre, and dessert served that day. We colluded with the wedding party to surprise everyone with our own version of the “Harlem Shake.”

Wedding Blog Sharon and Kanishks Carneros Inn Wedding

Wedding Blog Sharon and Kanishks Carneros Inn Wedding

Wedding Blog Sharon and Kanishks Carneros Inn Wedding

Wedding Blog Sharon and Kanishks Carneros Inn Wedding

Wedding Blog Sharon and Kanishks Carneros Inn Wedding

Wedding Blog Sharon and Kanishks Carneros Inn Wedding

Wedding Blog Sharon and Kanishks Carneros Inn Wedding

What was the most memorable part of the day?

It’s hard to pick just one part! I loved the entire day. I remember telling Kayla, my wedding planner, that part of the reason I wasn’t drinking (besides being allergic to alcohol in general) was because I wanted to remember every second of it; and I did! I think the best highlights for me were when he turned around to see me in the gown for the first time and when we exchanged vows to each other. He read his vows. It was beautifully written–deep, meaningful, filled with love and commitment, and so very formal. As tears pricked my eyes when he finished reading, I couldn’t help but laugh as I began reading mine, “Hey babe….”

Wedding Blog Sharon and Kanishks Carneros Inn Wedding

Wedding Blog Sharon and Kanishks Carneros Inn Wedding

Wedding Blog Sharon and Kanishks Carneros Inn Wedding

Wedding Blog Sharon and Kanishks Carneros Inn Wedding

Wedding Blog Sharon and Kanishks Carneros Inn Wedding

Wedding Blog Sharon and Kanishks Carneros Inn Wedding

Wedding Blog Sharon and Kanishks Carneros Inn Wedding

Wedding Blog Sharon and Kanishks Carneros Inn Wedding

Vendors: Photography: Melanie Duerkopp // Location: The Carneros Inn // Wedding Coordinator: Kayla Ton // Make up Artist: Jane Kim, The Glamourist // Officiant: Lili Goodman Freitas // Caterer: Carneros Inn // Cake/Bakery: Fleur de Lisa Cakes // Florist: Emily Dreblow, Soulflower SF // Band/DJ: Aaron Long, A. Long Music // Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier | Bridal Galleria // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Linens/Rentals: Classic Party Rentals