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The inspiration for this sunny, citrus-hued editorial stemmed from the custom watercolor crest created by Paper Love Club. The looks centers around neutral blush tones with various bursts of yellow in the form of lemons and floral creations by Wallflower Designs. The table settings, styled byElm Street Social, bring garden-party inspiration indoors at  The Monte Bello Estate  with loads of garden roses and ranuculus and multi-colored glassware. Lucky for us One July Photography was on had to capture all the details in these lovely images.

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Photography: One July Photography // Styling: Elm Street Social // Florals: Wallflower Designs // Stationery & Watercolor: Paper Love Club // Venue: The Monte Bello Estate // Cake: Elysia Root Cakes // Rentals: Nimble Well // Makeup: Carly Pribich // Hair: Jen Spair // Dress Boutique: Alice in Ivory // Dress Designer: Hayley Paige // Tuxedo: Menguin // Couple: Jen and Matt Herrmann

 

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One of Ali and Brad’s first dates was in the mountains, they got engaged in the mountains, and so it was only fitting that they marry and celebrate in the mountains as well. Mountain Top Inn & Resort set the scene for the rustic-elegance of the day introduced with stationery by August and White Designs, filled with florals by A Schoolhouse Garden and a stunning bride in Katie May CollectionChristina Bernales was on hand to capture the details and moments in these lovely images.

I think the wedding felt as special as it did because the people we love most in our life were there. It was overwhelming to look at the room and see everyone present and enjoying such an important moment in our life. These are the people that got us to where we are today, to have them there; supporting our commitment to one another meant so much. We fell in love with Mountain Top the second we arrived on the property. We looked at one another in the car and knew this was the place. Being in the mountains is where we feel the most comfortable. One of our first dates was hiking up north, we got engaged in the mountains; it was only fitting we celebrate our wedding in the mountains. We also loved that the majority of our guests could stay on the property and just enjoy. For so many, they shared this became a getaway weekend and mini vacation. We were glad our guests were a part of our wedding weekend but also able to relax and make time for themselves.

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I had looked a quite a few gowns in and around Boston. It was hard to pick one that I loved. They are right that shopping for a wedding dress is one of the best parts of planning a wedding! My cousins had wonderful experiences at Ceremony Boston in Beacon Hill so I knew I had too look there. They had so many unique gowns, once again it was hard to pick a favorite. Then I did a bit more looking online and found a designer I hadn’t seen in any of the stores, Katie May. Immediately I fell in love with her style and all the dramatic back options. I also loved the classic look of sleeves and really wanted my wedding dress to have them. The Verona gown had everything and I had been looking at it for days. Her closest store was in Connecticut so I had planned to take a trip down in the coming week. One afternoon I noticed Ceremony Boston was highlighting a new designer for one weekend only and it was Katie May. Immediately I emailed the store and set up an appointment for that Sunday. As I looked at myself in the mirror with my first Katie May dress on, I turned to my mom and said we are getting a dress today. I wasn’t sure which style just yet, but I knew I was leaving with a Katie May gown that day. The moment I put on the Verona gown it was everything I had hoped it would be and more. It had the sleeves, the back, and the fit. It was stunning. I felt amazing. And once they put the cathedral veil on, I knew this was it.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?My wedding cake topper was the same one my grandparents had on their wedding cake over 60 years ago. It was so special to have that memory of their day be a part of mine. The farm tables and natural, floral runners were something I had been envisioning from the beginning. Our florist was just incredible and turned my vision into something magical.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

I will never forget looking directly into Brad’s eyes as we said our vows. That was certainly the most impactful moment of the whole wedding. For that moment, you forgot all our guests were just feet away watching us.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Brad and I met in September 2011 on a blind, double date (he says he did not look me up but I certainly did!). We were set up by my cousin Courtney and her now husband, Andy. Courtney and I lived together in Brighton, MA at the time and Andy had played football at Tufts University with Brad. Courtney had said earlier in the year she had this great person for me to meet. I had said okay but it took a few months to put it together. That evening we went to dinner a restaurant around the corner from our place. We had a great time and then all came back to the apartment for another drink. By 3am Brad and I were still chatting away talking about everything and nothing at all. The rest, as they say, is history.

Photographer: Christina Bernales // Floral Design: A Schoolhouse Garden // Stationery: August and White Designs // Venue: Mountain Top Inn & Resort // Dress: Katie May Collection // Bridal Boutique: Ceremony Boston // Band: Ripcord Music // Shoes: Sam Edelman // Hair: Colleen Mac // MUA: Charlotte Phinney // Linens: Linen Shop VT // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

The moment Lizzy and Mark set eyes on the forest at the Ritz Carlton, Lake Oconee, they knew it was the one. “The smell of the pine trees with glimmers of the lake sparkling” set the tone while incredible floral displays by Designs by Kent added romance and whimsey. The robust arbor, cascading floral chandelier and textural bouquets are amazing and you can check it all out in these images by Willett Photography.

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What made the wedding special and unique? 

Our venue, the forest at the Ritz Carlton, Lake Oconee, really set the tone for the whole day!  From the first time we saw it, we knew we had to be married there.  The smell of the pine trees with glimmers of the lake sparkling in the background are just pure bliss!

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

I found it at Kelly’s Closet in Candler Park!  It was the first dress the truly felt myself in.  I knew I had to have it.  The gorgeous intricate but eclectic lace just sealed the deal.  I didn’t know if I was going to wear the off the shoulder straps for the wedding, but I’m so glad I did, I feel like they really help make the dress.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal? 

Our vendors really went above and beyond to make us feel special and comfortable the whole day.  Everything from the dreamy setting, to the beautiful lounge furniture and seating arrangement, the artist painting under the pine trees, along with some great music and the people we love the most in the world truly made it unforgettable.  Oh, and a late night snack was pretty amazing after dancing the night away!

What was the most memorable part of the day? 

Watching everyone enjoy themselves. Mother Nature really showed off and let everyone truly enjoy the gorgeous surroundings.

 

Photography: Willett Photography // Floral Design: Designs by Kent // Paper Goods: Paces Paper // Ceremony + Reception Venue + Catering: The Ritz Carlton Reynolds Lake Oconee // Hair & Makeup: Scoobie West & Company // Wedding Gown Designer: Rue De Seine // Wedding Gown Boutique: Kelly’s Closet // Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Ring Box: Anthropologie // Groom’s Attire: Perry Ellis // Rentals: Crush Event Rentals

 

Stephanie and Mark’s rooftop reception at The Cape offered a 360-degree view of Cabo and a stunning sunset-inspired color palette for a beach-front celebration coordinated by About Love and captured by Ana and Jerome. We’re loving the colors of the tablescape accented by soft, feminine florals by Florenta. The overall look is the perfect blend for the bride who appreciates both the textural elegance of a European reception and all the scenery of a destination wedding.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

It’s really hard to pinpoint what was so special about our wedding because everything felt special to us! The intimate rooftop with a 360 degree view of Cabo where our reception was held is a good start. The location and views from the The cape hotel in Cabo is just to die for. We didn’t want our wedding to be typical and we made a lot of choices based on making the experience enjoyable for our guests.

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

I found the Monique Lhuillier gown at Bridal Galleria in San Francisco. It’s definitely not what I had in mind but the second I put it on I fell in love with its ethereal feel and how comfortable it was.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

We had an amazing violinist and guitarist duo for a few hours, but after that our very close friend DJ’ed the party.  So before the wedding we carefully curated the playlist to be a solid mix of dance music interspersed with classic vocals and eclectic tunes everyone could enjoy.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

Most memorable part of the day was definitely saying I do. Our amazing friend Steve officiated the wedding for us and he did such a great job!

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Mark and I met through friends but he knew about me for about a year before he got the chance to actually meet me. When we met we definitely had an instant connection. He proposed when we were in London for New Year’s Eve 4 years exactly after the day we met.

Photography: Ana and Jerome // Coordination: Adriana Dupinet, About Love // Floral Design: Florenta // Venue & Catering: The Cape, a Thompson Hotel // Dress: Monique Lhuillier // Violin: Cabo Violin

 

 

This gorgeous Greystone Mansion inspiration shoot designed by Tristan Needham Designs features stunning arrangements by Laura’s Floras filled with Coral Charm peonies, the most whimsical cake by Cake Studio LA and that punchy, citrus-hued palette we’ll never, ever tire of. So many inspiring details from the event hosted by Jeremy Chou Photography and captured beautifully by Mink Photography.

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Photography: Mink Photography // Shoot Host: Jeremy Chou Photography // Coordination + Design: Tristan Needham Designs // Flowers: Laura’s Floras // Stationery: Owl Post Calligraphy // Venue: Greystone Mansion // Hair & Makeup: Chiali Meng // Ribbon: The Poetry of Silk // Shoes: Bella Belle // Cake: Cake Studio LA // Models: Willow Model Management // Gown: Grace Loves Lace // Tux: The Black Tux // Rentals: Sweet Salvage Rentals