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Shelica and Steven celebrated their wedding with twenty-five of their nearest and dearest in—Bali!! On the morning of their big day, the couple performed and traditional Indonesian wedding ceremony to honor the bride’s heritage and followed it with a glam western ceremony and reception at Renaissance Uluwatu Bali. The event was planned by  Love Bali Weddings with florals by Style Wedding Decoration and photography by Love and Covenant Photography.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

What made the wedding special was its location. I am an Indonesian descent but was raised in the States. I have been dreaming about going back to my native country and having my wedding in Bali. It was extremely special to have 25 people fly out from the US to the other side of the globe just to celebrate us ! And I was also able to include my family members who still live in Indonesia as part of this happy celebration.

Tell us about the gown.

My gown is a Justin Alexander and I am completely in love with it! The unique design and intricate appliqués with all over lace is something that I have always dreamed about.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

We had a traditional Indonesian Ceremony the morning of. This was dedicated especially for my family and it made the day truly special. I wore a custom gown and wore my traditional Indonesian attire.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

The entire day was absolutely remarkable. Due to the amazing wedding team, everything went off without a hitch and I was able to remember and enjoy every moment of our special day. If I had to pinpoint one part, it would be the reveal of our ceremony and reception area. I was absolutely blown away at how perfect everything turned out! With this wedding being on the other side of the world, I had planned it all through WhatsApp. It was essentially a “blind wedding”. I had never visited the venue, never had any food tastings, or anything. I just had specific details of things I wanted and hoped that my wedding planner in Bali (whom I had never met in person) was going to pull it off, and they truly did! It was everything that I expected it to be. A dream coming to reality! Tremendous thank you to Love Bali Weddings.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Both my husband (Steven) and I went to Florida State University. I came across his profile on this dating app: Plenty of Fish. He then asked me on a coffee date and we met at Starbucks, we spent everyday together ever since. Steven proposed to me at a beach during a beautiful San Diego sunset. He had a banner that said “Shelica, Will you marry me?” And a hundred red roses shaped like a heart on the sand. We happily got married on our 4th year (dating) anniversary, July 10th.

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Photographer: Love and Covenant Photography // Planner: Love Bali Weddings // Florist: My Style Wedding Decoration // Venue: Renaissance Uluwatu Bali  // Gown Designer: Justin Alexander  // Hair: Rosa Hairdo // Make-up: Zevinna Makeup // Veil & Bridesmaid Dresses: JJ’s House  // Jewelry: Olive + Piper // Tux: SaksFifth & Tommy Hilfiger // Videographer: Dreampeeks // Sound + Lighting: Agspro // Dancers: FoF Dancer // Wedding Submission Services: Published + Pretty

 

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Loving the happy blue and pink palette of Chrissy and Eric’s big day at Pursell Farms planned by Invision Events. Pink florals in blue and white chinoiserie vessels by Buffy Hargett Flowers dressed the ceremony and reception with gorgeous paper and stationery by Amberly Shelton Paperie. You can check out all the details in these lovely images captured by Anna Shackleford.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

The entire weekend was wonderful and stress free. Everything went according to plan, and Eric and I didn’t have to worry about anything. Courtney and Julie made my vision of a spring wedding happen and delivered my bright pink flowers and blue and white chinoiserie in the middle of November. It was really nice that almost all of our guests stayed at Pursell Farms. It felt like we were having a giant friends and family reunion to have everyone together!

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

I found my perfect Augusta Jones gown at Carriage House! It was very simple with a sweetheart neckline and full skirt, and I paired it with a pearl beaded lace belt and a long lace veil. My two older sisters also got their dresses from Carriage House, so it was special to return there for my dress.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal? 

Our minister is one of my best friend’s dad and my family’s hometown preacher, so our ceremony was deeply personal led by him with the addition of writing our own vows. I wore my grandmother’s diamond crescent moon brooch in my hair to have part of her with me during the day. My grandfather gifted us our Waterford cake knife that he and my grandmother had used during their life together. I did all the calligraphy for our wedding. It was a daunting project, but I love the way everything turned out, from the invitations to the welcome sign.

What was the most memorable part of the day? 

We loved our first look, especially considering I was initially against having one. The van taking me up the mountain to meet Eric got stuck in the mud on the way up, but we changed vehicles and finally reached the top. Eric and I exchanged letters and gifts and enjoyed a few quiet moments to ourselves. Our pictures are gorgeous from the mountain top! We also really enjoyed dancing with our friends all night! Our band was so fun, and we had a wonderful time.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Eric and I met at Carrigan’s Public House. I was too shy to say hello, so my friend asked him for a drink recommendation. Eric invited us to sit at his table, and we chatted the night away. Usually moving is a terrible chore, but the weekend Eric helped me move into my new apartment was full of smiles and laughter. To celebrate my new place, he brought over flowers and our favorite meal, pizza and a bottle of wine. He asked me to marry him, and we were so giddy we forgot to call our families to share the good news!

Photography: Anna Shackleford // Planning + Design: Invision Events // Florals: Buffy Hargett Flowers // Stationery + Paper Goods: Amberly Shelton Paperie // Venue + Catering: Pursell Farms // Bride’s Dress: Carriage House // Cake: Olexa’s // Calligraphy: Penned By Chrissy // Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited // Furnishings: Crush Event Rentals // Linens: La Tavola // Entertainment: Emerald Empire Band // Wedding Submission Services: Published + Pretty

 

When looking to create the perfect wedding inspiration on the Amalfi Coast, NKT Events knew they had to shoot in the hilltop village of Ravello, where Villa Cimbrone offers far-reaching views from its infamous Belvedere Terrace, surrounded by its century-aged gardens. Together with Blush Wed Photography and Tanja Kibogo Photography, they brought to life a vision of vintage elegance and modern femininity in a gorgeous palette with florals by Siloh Floral, reception floral and styling by Myrtle Et Olive, stationery by Atelier Preszburger and Tara Spencer. Check out all the gorgeous details in these stunning film images.

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Photography: Tanja Kibogo Photography / Blush Wed Photography // Planning & Coordination: NKT Events // Florist: Siloh Floral // Reception Styling & Flowers: Myrtle Et Olive // Ceremony Stationery: Atelier Preszburger // Reception Stationery: Tara Spencer // Venue: Villa Cimbrone // Hair & Makeup: Ava Belle // Talent: 4 Upper Models // Bridal Look 1: Lola Varma Bridal // Bridal Look 2: Katie May Collection // Bridal Cape: Gibson Bespoke // Cake: The Cake and the Giraffe // Men’s Attire: The Bloke // Accessories: Olive & Piper // Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes // Honeymoon Top: Lola Varma Bridal // Ribbons: Seidanband // Bathing Suit: Londre // Vintage Car: Exclusive Dreams Car // Boat: Exclusive Dreams Boat // Vow book: Elmo Paperstories

 

We can’t resist a good reveal and bride Beatriz’s epic skirt swap has us enchanted. The classic cap sleeve, lace top and white taffeta skirt lent itself perfectly to Beatriz and TJ’s traditional cathedral ceremony and the second skirt of layered, blue tulle lent itself perfectly to the romantic garden vibes their Summerour Studio reception. Planning and design was by Taylor Dawn with floral and catering by Bold  and paper goods by Lairsey Paper Co. Just so much beauty in blue and you can see it all is these gorgeous images by Rustic White Photography.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Our day turned out to be everything we wanted and we owe all of that to our fantastic vendors! We got married at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Buckhead and our reception was at Summerour Studio. We fell in love with Summerour Studio when we saw it because of the beautiful courtyard that makes you feel like you are in Europe and we loved the rustic look of the interior of the building. Everything was simple, elegant and with a pop of blue!

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

I tried everything! I didn’t go into the process with a vision, but I quickly became fond of the idea of separates and wanted a simple and elegant look. This worked well with my longtime dream of wearing blue at my wedding. My mom came down from NJ for a weekend and we went on a dress trying marathon (not even kidding!). At Kelly’s Closet in Atlanta, I quickly fell in love with the Lea Ann Belter separates – the detail on the lace top is amazing! On that same weekend, the Sentimentalist in Atlanta was having a Chantel Lauren trunk show with the blue Mae gown that I had always dreamed of trying on. Everything felt perfect once I had the blue skirt on and I knew it would pair perfectly with the Lea-Ann Belter lace top for the reception. It was a match that allowed me to have everything I wanted on my wedding day!

What was the most memorable part of the day?

My family is Spanish so we had our DJ play Spanish music before dinner as most of the wedding guests wouldn’t recognize the music and we wanted to play more recognizable songs after dinner. It started with all my family and some of our guests on the dance floor dancing to traditional Spanish music and next thing you know all of our friends and family joined!! It was so much fun and dance lessons were being given! Dinner had been served and everyone was still on the dance floor so the DJ asked if anyone planned on eating dinner and everyone laughed. That was a special moment for us and so much fun to see our family and friends coming together in support of Spanish traditions.

 

What was your something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue?

My dress was my something new and a bracelet from my Mom was my something borrowed. And my something blue – well that was everything! I love blue and I can’t thank Taylor (my wedding planner / everything) enough for helping make my crazy blue dreams come true. There were blue accents throughout the day and of course the blue skirt that I paired with my Lea Ann Belter top for the reception!

 

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

In Hoboken, NJ on the waterfront with two of our best friends! I grew up in NJ and we met and lived in Hoboken for four years before moving to Atlanta, GA. It is actually quite the funny story. We were staying with our friends Brooke and Alex who I’ve known since 5th grade. Brooke actually introduced T.J. and I as she went to Penn State with him. T.J. called Brooke and Alex earlier that week so they strategized that we’d walk along the waterfront in Hoboken and then head to my favorite sushi spot for dinner. We were walking around the water and T.J. asked if Brooke and Alex could get a picture of us, my response: “Come on – we aren’t tourists! We lived here forever!” I finally gave in for one picture and immediately started walking away completely not realizing that T.J. was getting down on one knee to propose! It was an easy yes! Hoboken will always have a special place in our hearts and this moment solidified it.

 

Photographer: Rustic White Photography // Design + Planning: Taylor Dawn // Floral & Catering: Bold // Paper Goods: Lairsey Paper Co. // Venue: Summerour Studio // Hair and Makeup: Jennifer Nieman // Bridal Gown Ceremony: Lea-Ann Belter Bridal via Kelly’s Closet // Reception Skirt: Chantel Lauren Designs via The Sentimentalist // Groom’s Attire: Indochino // Bridesmaid’s Attire: Jenny Yoo via Bella Bridesmaids // Cake: Frosted Pumpkin // Custom Cookies: Pastry Shells // DJ: DJ Spontaneous // Draping: Event Drapery

 

The fresh blanket of snow covering the Devil’s Thumb Ranch created a perfectly dreamy backdrop for this midwinter editorial. Inspired by the natural mountain setting, the team—led by planners Banks & Leaf  and McKenzie Coyle Photo—enlisted LaRue Floral to combine white blooms with earthy tones to both compliment and contrast against the blanket of snow in the distance. We’re loving the lush, layered look of the textured tablescape and the stunning cake by Wild Flower Cakes. This shoot definitely has all the elements for the dreamiest of winter weddings and you can see all the details in these images by McKenzie Coyle Photo.

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Planning & Design: Banks & Leaf // Photography: McKenzie Coyle Photo // Floral: LaRue Floral // Papers: Sweet Zion Paperie // Venue: Devil’s Thumb Ranch // Bridal shop: Little White Dress Bridal // Cake: Wild Flower Cakes // Linen: La Tavola // Hair: Nyla Nasser // Makeup: Liz Wegrzyn // Modeling Agency: Wilhelmina Denver // Rentals: Hooray Rentals