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Caitlin Krebs Events was inspired by old-meets-new, with a goal of bringing a bit of late nineteenth century antiquity to modern times. Specifically the team aimed to channel Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice and we are completely on board with it. Liriodendron Mansion‘s gorgeous architecture and garden-like atmosphere created the perfect backdrop for a scene that could be easily mistaken for the English countryside. Sandy hues and pink tones in the fabulous florals by Steelcut Flower Co. compliment the lush greenery. Texture is added with the the vintage Gossamer gown and handmade paper suite by Shotgunning for Love Letters and velvet The Mrs. Box. Topping it all off was Megan Harris Photography behind the lens working her magic with these stunning fine art images.

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Photographer: Megan Harris Photography // Design: Caitlin Krebs Events // Florals: Steelcut Flower Co. // Stationery: Shotgunning for Love Letters // Venue: Liriodendron Mansion, Bel Air, MD // Dress: Gossamer Gold & Cream Beaded Gown // Cake: The Cake Studio // Cake Stand: Opulent Treasures // Hair & Makeup: Caitlyn Meyer // Model: Karly Lebherz // Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals // Rentals: Select Event Group // Linens: La Tavola // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box


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Izolda and Razvan’s Italian wedding is filled with old-world romance. The intimate celebration at Villa Le Due Torrette was planned by Fairy Italy and focused on the comfort and enjoyment of the family and guests. As with most Italian Villa weddings, the decor is built in and the team of vendors including florist FioriGraphia kept the details to a minimum introducing a just a sprinkle of lilac and lavender hues. The bride’s Berta gown and  cathedral length veil are a total show-stopper and we’re loving all the portraits of the couple on the grounds captured in the images of the day by photographer Slava Mishura.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

A special atmosphere was created by the chamber format of the wedding. It was a family celebration, where everyone met and talked to each other, and we were able to devote time to each guest. Many guests afterwards noted that there was a pleasant feeling that the celebration was organized for them. Chambery has created a very pleasant and comfortable atmosphere for everyone.

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

I found the dress in Italy, wedding salon “Le Spose Di Milano”. This was the second dress that I tried on, after I tried a few more but I did not want anything else and I did not go to any other salons. For fitting in Milan, I came from Monaco (where I lived) with my friends. The girls were crying during the fitting. Unfortunately on this day with me there was no mom. But my mother was able to come to the last fitting and she was very excited during it. And at that moment the first time I realized that I’m getting married, this is when I wore a dress and a salon employee dressed me with a veil. It was an extraordinary moment!

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

Little details, which we thought through with wedding planner, were very memorable to the guests. Little gifts, mirror seating chart, colors we used, dress for my girls, bow-tie for the guys. All details are joined together.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

The most memorable moment of the wedding for me was on my way out with Dad. He came to my room. We went down the stairs and I saw the two of us in the mirror. I started crying. And of course the moment with Razvan, when we stood during the ceremony. It seemed to us that we were alone together and there was no one around. The moment of our unity.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

This is very funny, because the first unofficial proposal I received by phone. At that time we lived in different countries and Razvan really wanted me to move closer. I took the offer by phone as a joke. Usually, we saw each other once a month and the next time I came to Amsterdam, I already guessed that he had prepared a ring for me. On the day of my arrival, we went for a walk. There were a lot of people in the city. But knowing that he is very shy and will not make the proposal in a public place, every time we were alone (in the garden full of bloomed sakura, on the Ferris Wheel on Dam Square), I always thought “Well, now!” Every moment turned out to be wrong and in the end, I was tired of thinking about it. We were in a public park and watched the ducks. At some point, he said “Look!” pointing to the family of ducklings. I turned away to look, and when I turned back to him, he was already holding the ring in his hands.

Despite the fact that I was waiting for this moment all day, it was unexpected!

Photographer: Slava Mishura // Wedding Planner: Fairy Italy // Floral Designer: FioriGraphia // Calligrapher: Anya Tsymbal // Wedding Venue: Villa Le Due Torrette // Makeup & Hair: Anna Konopleva // Rings: Cartier // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Dress: Berta // Showman: Serghei Abalin // Film lab: Carmencita Film Lab


Set in Paris, this dramatic floral fairytale editorial spearheaded by Audrey Paris Photo is a visual feast. The suite at Hotel de Crillon created a luxurious backdrop with its exquisite furnishings and picturesque views of Place de la Concorde. Djordje Varda matched the interior’s extravagance with an over-the-top botanical display featuring blooming branches that reached high into the gold molded ceilings, setting the mood of a garden fairy tale. The drama is matched in the bridal styling by Cristina Macedo, featuring a beaded  Galia Lahav gown and moody make up. Lucky for us, photographer Rachael Kazmier was on hand to capture all the magic in these stunning images.

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Photographer: Rachael Kazmier // Shoot Organized By: Audrey Paris Photo // Stylist: Cristina Macedo // Flowers: Djordje Varda // Calligraphy: Studio French Blue // Venue: Crillon // Dress: Galia Lahav // Make up: Sanni Sorma // Hair: Ciara Costenoble // Jewelry: Lindsay Marie Design // Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes // Tuxedo: Jean Jacques // Rental Light: Be Lounge // DJ: Discotecnik


“Marrying Justin is all I care about… I trust y’all and I’m just not sweating the small stuff!”  These were the words that Madison emailed to The Burlap Elephant during the wedding planning process and we couldn’t love them more. The couple, who have known each other since childhood, had their priorities straight and they ended up with a stunning event at Lowndes Grove in Charleston to prove it. The New Orleans natives kept this simple with a neutral palette and let the grounds of the plantation take center stage, while Out of the Garden added to the backdrop with an airy ceremony arch and classic white florals. The couple enlisted Brandon Lata to capture all the moments of their day in these lovely images.

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Tell us how and where you found the dress!

It was the second dress I put on. I did try on a few more during that appointment, but ended up putting that dress on again and it just felt right. I did not purchase that day because my mom didn’t think it was possible to buy a dress at my first wedding dress appointment (classic) so I did sleep on it. I went back two days later to put it on for my dad and there was no question to me that this was the dress I wanted to wear.

For the bridesmaids I wanted to do navy blue and figured it would be cooler weather on March 3, so the darker color made sense to me. I am not into chiffon or nudes, or plain dresses that just “blend in” and that’s pretty much what 90% of bridesmaids dresses are for some reason! I found Katie May on the internet one day and then I found them in a local store so I to went to see them in person. I loved the fit and the material. It was similar to my dress which I really loved. I decided I wanted my friends to pick out whichever dress they wanted. It was all the same material, color, and fit so I just let them pick out their favorites. I don’t like telling people what to wear or how to do their hair and makeup. I just wanted everyone to feel beautiful and like themselves instead of me telling them how be.

What made the wedding personal and unique?

What made the day personal for me wasn’t a thing or something I brought. It was honestly the wedding guests. It was so meaningful to have people get on a plane and travel to Charleston for Justin and I. 170 people that truly wanted to be there for us. That for us was a ‘wow’ moment. To know we have that many people that were there to support and celebrate us. It was special.

Is it unique to have groomsmen take their shirts off during the reception…? But really, Lowndes Grove made it unique for me. Working with the designers to pick out linens, chairs, chandeliers, etc. was amazing. It wasn’t just the standard items that came with the venue. It represented me and my style, not someone else’s.

My earrings were my mother’s diamond studs she gave me for the wedding. I had a ring you probably couldn’t see in the photos, but I was wearing my great grandmother;s wedding band which was really special to me. Kept it simple.

Walking down the aisle with my dad was really memorable for me. You see that moment repeatedly in movies so that moment was surreal for me.

How we met & became engaged:

I attended high school with Justin’s younger sister, Emma. We were, and still are, best friends. Justin was a few years older at the College of Charleston so I wouldn’t see him often. We did kiss after my high school graduation, but it was kind of an ongoing joke that he liked his younger sister’s friend. It wasn’t until he moved back to New Orleans after college that things kind of turned into something. I think I was 20 or 21 when we started dancing around this idea of liking one another, but he was not interested in having a girlfriend at the time. But I knew I was going to marry this person and kept persisting. We dated for 4 years before we became engaged.

He proposed last April 2017. It was a Thursday and I was on my way home from work, and he was annoying me all afternoon about when I was going to be home and what I was doing – I should have known by his weirdness what was going on. I walked in the house and our golden retriever, Haley, was sitting down with a ring box attached to her head and he was kneeling on the floor next to her. It caught me off guard and the dog sitting there with the ring was just such a sweet moment.


Design & Coordination: The Burlap Elephant // Photographer/Videographer: Brandon Lata // Floral: Out of the Garden // Invitation/Stationery: Scriptura and Calligraphy by Maria Helena // Venue: Lowndes Grove (Patrick Properties) // Dress Designer: Mikaella Bridal // Wedding Dress Salon: Town and Country Bridal // Hair & Makeup: Lashes and Lace // Cake/Catering/Bar: Patrick Properties // Tabletop Rentals: Polished Tabletop // Band: Crystal Clear Band // Ceremony Musician: Holy City Strings // Transportation: Lowcountry Valet & Shuttle // Shoes: Chanel // Bridesmaids: Katie May Bridesmaids Collection // Bridal salon for bridesmaids: Bella Bridesmaids Mandeville // Groom tux: Brooks Brothers // Groomsmen: The Black Tux // Rentals: Ooh Events / Snyder Events / La Tavola Linen


Jeannine and Dan’s close friends set them up—TWICE—and upon their second meeting two years after the first it stuck. The rest is history—and a spectacular wedding, of course! The couple chose The Ritz Carlton Lodge Reynolds Plantation for the beautiful scenery and with the help of planner Drake Social and florist Andy Beach & Company they celebrated with a breathtaking tented reception decked out from peak-to-floor in florals and greenery. Anna Shackleford Photography was on hand to capture all the beauty in these stunning images.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

One of the main goals of our wedding, aside from getting married of course, was that our friends and family have a wonderful time celebrating with us. We selected The Ritz Carlton Lake Oconee for many reasons including the amazingly beautiful setting and the fact that our guests had the option to stay on site or conveniently nearby in Reynolds Plantation. Having everyone stay within close proximity contributed to the overall sense of togetherness for the wedding weekend. Almost every guest was traveling from out of town, so making sure each person had a great visit was of utmost importance to us! Fortunately, many of our closest friends and family were able to be with us on our wedding day, making it all the more memorable.

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

My wedding gown was Romona Keveza and I knew it was “the dress” from the moment I put it on. It was also the dress that caused my mother to cry the hardest, which I took as a good sign! I wanted a classic and simple look with a modern touch and I think the dress fit that description perfectly. I purchased the dress from Carine’s Bridal Atelier in Georgetown, Washington DC.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

Courtney Drake of Drake Social (planner), Andy Beach (floral and décor), and Anna and Daniel Shackleford (photography) were amazing. Courtney ensured that everything ran smoothly leading up to the wedding and on the day of, and also kept me sane throughout the planning process! Andy Beach transformed a standard wedding tent into the most beautiful romantic space with tons of greenery, fantastic florals, warm lighting and inviting seating areas for guests to take a break from dancing! Anna and Daniel did such a great job of making my husband Dan and I feel at ease during picture taking. Neither of us especially loves being photographed but Anna and Daniel’s coaching, reassurance and patience made the process fun and painless-not to mention the gorgeous photographs we will have forever.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

There were so many it’s difficult to narrow down to one moment! Safe to say we both had an absolute blast at the reception, partying and dancing with all of our friends and family. For me, I think walking down the aisle with my brother George, who kindly stood in for my father Fred who passed away in 2013, and seeing Dan, the church and our smiling guests, was an incredible feeling. For Dan, dancing with his mother Mary Pat for the Mother/Son dance, was a definite high point of the day.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Dan and I met the first time in 2013, when I was in DC visiting from New York City where I was working towards a Master’s Degree in Nursing. Our close friends in DC, Hillary and Brad Wilner, attempted to set us up, however the timing wasn’t right. Luckily Hillary and Brad were persistent and on another DC visit, which happened to be on Valentine’s Day 2015, they set us up again and this time, it stuck! I relocated from New York City to DC in December 2015 and Dan proposed during a Florida visit to see my mom in January 2017. I was caught completely off guard and as Dan likes to tell it, I almost got proposed to with curlers still in my hair!

Photography: Anna Shackleford Photography // Wedding Planner: Drake Social // Floral & Decor: Andy Beach & Company // Stationery: Paper Source, William Arthur // Ceremony Venue: Christ Our King and Savior Church // Reception Venue: The Ritz Carlton Lodge Reynolds Plantation // Dress: Romona Keveza, Carine’s Bridal Atelier // Beauty: Jennifer C Nieman // Rentals: Lake Oconee Rental // Entertainment: Music Garden Bands,The Main Attraction Band // Transportation: Southeast Limo // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box