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Wedding Blog Poetic Inspired Wedding Ideas
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Today, a little poetic inspiration for you, from stylist Jessica Sloane and Abigail Bobo Photography.

Wedding Blog Poetic Inspired Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Poetic Inspired Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Poetic Inspired Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Poetic Inspired Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Poetic Inspired Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Poetic Inspired Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Poetic Inspired Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Poetic Inspired Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Poetic Inspired Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Poetic Inspired Wedding Ideas

Wedding Blog Poetic Inspired Wedding Ideas

Vendors: Photography: Abigail Bobo Photography // Styling: Jessica Sloane // Calligraphy: Early June // Catering: Beyond Details // Florals: Rosemary and Finch // Gown and Crown: The Dress Theory // Hair and Makeup: Amanda Gros // Rentals: Southern Events Party Rentals // Venue: Carnton Plantation

 

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Mai and Aaron first met in an organic chemistry class in college and after a few conversations, they instantly bonded. They chose to have their wedding at the beautiful ROYAL OAKS COUNTRY CLUB where the couple fell in love with the scenery. The couple personalized their wedding with neat geometric shapes and hints of nerdy Zelda references (see if you can spot them). We’re obsessed with the fresh and summery palette of pale aqua and bright yellow! This is absolutely the happiest of weddings, but with POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE as the design team behind the big day, it’s no surprise! Kimberly Chau Photography captured all these gorgeous images, and we know you’ll love!

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What made the wedding special and unique?

One thing that made the wedding special and unique is that it reflects Aaron’s and my personality in the truest way. Aaron is a geek and I’m the kind of non-traditional lady who wants to share everything with him so we got some Zelda accessories for Aaron and I let Aaron help me pick out my wedding dress and reception dress. Yes I took him on wedding dress hunt with me!

Wedding Blog Royal Oaks Country Club Wedding

Wedding Blog Royal Oaks Country Club Wedding

Wedding Blog Royal Oaks Country Club Wedding

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

I got the dress at Misora Bridal Boutique after Aaron told me “This is the one I like the most.” It was a La Sposa dress with white tulle and sequins.

Wedding Blog Royal Oaks Country Club Wedding

Wedding Blog Royal Oaks Country Club Wedding

Wedding Blog Royal Oaks Country Club Wedding

What were some touches added to make it personal?

Definitely the Zelda pin and cuff-links. In addition, the yellow color is Aaron’s all time favorite color. He likes everything yellow. He owns more than ten yellow shirts and countless yellow items so there’s no doubt yellow was the theme of the day!

Wedding Blog Royal Oaks Country Club Wedding

Wedding Blog Royal Oaks Country Club Wedding

Wedding Blog Royal Oaks Country Club Wedding

Wedding Blog Royal Oaks Country Club Wedding

What was the most memorable part of the day?

The most memorable part of the day is when Aaron said his vows. I almost burst out hearing it. It was very long (almost 5 minutes), sweet and funny at the same time.

Wedding Blog Royal Oaks Country Club Wedding

Wedding Blog Royal Oaks Country Club Wedding

Wedding Blog Royal Oaks Country Club Wedding

Wedding Blog Royal Oaks Country Club Wedding

Wedding Blog Royal Oaks Country Club Wedding

Wedding Blog Royal Oaks Country Club Wedding

Tell us how you met and became engaged

We met each other for the first time in summer 2012 at an Organic Chemistry class at Houston Community College for our schools’ prerequisite. I almost picked another professor and Aaron almost missed the registration deadline but we made it at last. After the class ended we started dating. Aaron’s proposal was nothing fancy or romantic by definition but rather surprising to me. One night before we went to bed he just told me “Baby I want to marry you.” No ring, no flowers or candles or kneeling but I happily accepted knowing I wouldn’t marry anyone but him and he is the one I love, not the ring.

Wedding Blog Royal Oaks Country Club Wedding

Wedding Blog Royal Oaks Country Club Wedding

Wedding Blog Royal Oaks Country Club Wedding

Wedding Blog Royal Oaks Country Club Wedding

Vendors: Photography: Kimberly Chau Photography // Event Planner: Pomp & Circumstance // Floral Designer: Maxit Flower Design // Venue: Royal Oaks Country Club // DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Paper Floral Artistry by Balushka // Cake: CAKES BY GINA // Programs: Lavender & Mint // Makeup Artist: Pink Palette Artists // Bride’s Dress: La Sposa // Bridesmaid Dresses: The Dessy Group // Dress Designer: Pronovias // Dress Store: Victoria’s Secret // Linens and Coverings: Elegant Beginnings Inc. // Shoes: Ivanka Trump //  DJ: LG Entertainment //  Tuxedo and Men’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse // Veils and Headpieces: Nordstrom //  Other: West Elm

 

One of our favorite parts about weekends is following our friends’ wedding hashtags on Instagram. Sounds crazy, but it’s so fun to see everything leading up to the events of the big day, and then finally all the highlights captured by wedding guests on the big day! We really love the idea of sharing your custom “wedding hashtag” with guests. Wedding Paper Divas has helped put together for us some perfect “Social Media Tips” for how to communicate with guests your social media preferences. To share or not to share? Here are some ways to beautifully get the message across!

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1. Include a mini enclosure card with your invitation to share a hashtag or wedding website you would like your guests to post to. (Or better yet…communicate your wedding hashtag early by including it in your save-the-dates. Family and friends can follow along with your planning process!)

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2. Create a special section on your wedding website to provide guests with your social wishes for the big day.

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3. Post signs at the wedding ceremony and reception with your hashtag to make it easy for guests to remember when uploading their photos to social media.

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4. Include a special section in your wedding program to convey any social etiquette you would like your guests to follow.

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Tell us what you think? Do you have a wedding hashtag? Or are you keeping things under wraps? How are you communicating your wishes to guests?

*Post is sponsored by Wedding Paper Divas. Opinions are blogger’s own.


Rehearsal dinners are one of our favorite parts of the wedding tradition! If you are having a wedding any bigger than 20 or so people, a rehearsal dinner is the opportunity for you to invite your very nearest and dearest–family and bridal party–to an intimate gathering where toasts and conversation is the aim of the day! It embodies the anticipation of the big day, while allowing the couple to relax in the moment! Today, we are so excited to share Jayme and Josh’s rehearsal dinner at Lycan Conservatory. The couple decided to bring together just twelve guests  a week before the wedding for an extra special event. These images are thanks to Something Gold Photography,  Lindsay Gibson Events and Poppy Lane Design.

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Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Wedding Blog Jayme and Joshs Rehearsal Dinner at Lycan Conservatory

Vendors: Photography: Something Gold Photography // Venue: Lycan Conservatory // Styling and Creative Direction: Lindsay Gibson // Floral Styling: Poppy Lane Design // Catering: Abbey Road Catering // Rentals: Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events // Hair and Makeup: Chelsey Ann Artistry // Bride’s dress: BHLDN // Invitation/placecards: Chirps and Cheers