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The contrast of stark industrial space with softly flowing water colors, as well as copper and burgundy, is magnificent in this styled shoot by Infinite Events. Between the stunning florals by Stoneblossom and the classic vintage china from Borrowed Blue, you can’t help but be inspired by mixing textures and styles to transform an unadorned space into a dreamy event bursting with color and unique expression. Adeline & Grace was there to capture every gorgeous detail.

 

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From the planner: I wanted to bring in the industrial look with metals and copper and soften it with the water colors. I chose serenity, blush and some burgundy. We had a water colored dress (it was fabulous and so fitting!) I also had our place cards made in copper wire and copper mugs to tie in the metals along with a geometric placemat. I made sure that anywhere you looked on the table or on the bookshelves, you would see something different and unique.

Industrial Styled Shoot from Artistic Wedding Films on Vimeo.

Design and Concept: Infinite Events // Photographer: Adeline & Grace // Florals: Stoneblossom // Invitation: Paper Perfectionist // Videographer: Artistic Wedding Films // China: Borrowed Blue // Furniture Rentals: AFR // Cake: Confectionery Design // Dress: Romona Keveza // Dress Shop, Accessories, Bridesmaid’s Dress: White Dress by the Shore // Tux: Anthony’s House of Formals // Hair & Makeup: Ali Lomazzo Beauty // Bridesmaids’ Accessories: Perception Jewelry

design and concept @infiniteevents_ // photographer:  @adelineandgracephoto // florals: @stoneblossom // invitation @thepaperperfectionist // videographer @artisticweddingfilms

china @borrowedblu // furniture rentals @afr_rentals // cake @confectionerydesigns // dress shop / accessories / bridesmaids dress @thewhitedress // tux @anthonysformals // hair & makeup @alilomazzo // bridesmaid accessories @perceptionjewelry

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Desiree and Carlos chose Palihouse West Hollywood for their wedding because the space aligned so well with their personal taste and vision. They wanted everything about the day to reflect themselves, so they incorporated favorite readings, wrote their own vows and designed the favors around their proposal story. The tablescapes by Earthbaby Flowers set on rustic tables created a casual yet elegant atmosphere that welcomed their guests. We love the photography style of Greg Ross and the unique simplicity of the details including Desiree’s stunning Nicole Miller dress.

 

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What was the most memorable part of the day? 

Reciting our vows and the moment we first saw all of our closest friends and family in the same place.

What made the wedding special and unique? 

It was important that our wedding felt like an extension of ourselves. We chose Palihouse because of its residential-style and decor aesthetic, which happened to align with our personal taste. This allowed us to let the space speak for itself and we loved that it provided a cozier feel to the day.

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

I found my dress at Nicole Miller on Sunset Blvd. I wanted something I could feel like myself in – something timeless, little bit modern and clean, and nothing too busy. They didn’t have anything in-store that fit my description, but there was one dress in the upcoming season’s collection they felt I might like. I was shown pictures from the look book and they called a sample in for me to try the following week. I knew it was my dress the moment I put it on. It was true to my style and I loved the simple and elegant lines throughout.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal? 

We completely personalized our ceremony. We chose readings we really resonated with, wrote our vows together, and I surprised Carlos with part of the ceremony modeled around an old email he sent back when we dated where he drew parallels between our relationship and those of famous couples. It was both sweet and funny to revisit and served as a really beautiful moment.

We also incorporated our proposal story into quirky wedding favors. Everyone received a cookie shaped like an iPhone with the picture Carlos posted on Instagram from that day on the front. The caption read, “I asked her mid French fry.”

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We shared mutual friends, but never actually spoke to one another for years until one night a hat I wore to a party served as a conversation piece. We found we had so much in common all along and became fast friends.

Five years later, on our annual visit to New York, he proposed over a Shake Shack lunch in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The views of lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge served as the perfect backdrop. Passersby snapped photos of the moment where I can be found in complete shock, still holding a French fry.

Photography: Greg Ross // Day of Coordination: Jessica Carrillo, Art & Soul Events // Florals: Earthbaby Flowers // Invitations: Minted // Venue: Palihouse West Hollywood // Dress: Abigail from Nicole Miller // Bride’s Makeup: Erika Reno Artistry // Bride’s Hair: Miss Rockabilly Ruby // Cake: Vanilla Bakeshop // Wedding Favors: Cake and Art // Groom’s suit: Lubiam // Officiant: Chris Robinson

 

Emily and Greg’s charming wedding in Charleston was exactly what they wanted: small, intimate, simple, and meaningful. They included their late fathers in the event by way of a touching display of candles and making them a part of the ceremony. Their vision for the day was also reflected in the gorgeous floral design by Ooh Events and the elegant black and white paper goods by The Lettered Lilly. The venue,  Cannon Green offered the simplicity and beauty this lovely couple was looking for, and Cheyenne Schultz expertly captured every special moment.

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What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?  

They honored both of their late fathers through a display of two candles on a pedestal and words from their officiant during the ceremony. Greg also carried his dad’s wedding ring that was engraved with he and his mom’s wedding date.

What made the wedding special and unique? 

Emily and Greg’s Charleston wedding at Cannon Green took place on the most beautiful 80 degree day in February! It was small and intimate with just close friends and family. The venue was beautiful as is, so there was no need to overdo it. Their wedding was all about Emily and Greg doing things just how they wanted to do them: simple and meaningful.

What was the most memorable part of the day? 

As Emily approached the first look location to meet Greg on the character ridden streets of downtown Charleston, she excitedly said, “I see him!” Their first look was such a quiet, sweet and special moment for the two of them.

How did you meet/get engaged?

Emily and Greg met at The Boat and Ski Club in 2004. Emily was a waitress and Greg was having dinner with friends after a fun day on the lake. After they both went their separate ways after years of off and on dating they met again at a bar in their hometown of Salisbury. It was so out of the blue but when they reconnected they both knew they had found exactly what they wanted!

Greg had planned an awesome weekend away in Aiken, South Carolina. They were in the process of moving to South Carolina at the time and Emily was visiting him in different parts of the state every other weekend while he was on call for work. He booked the sweetest airbnb, a tiny house on a farm, complete with chickens, horses, homemade honey, and a slobbery blood hound. Greg proposed on Saturday morning in the tiny house as they were about to explore a tiny little town they had ever been to.  

Photography: Cheyenne Schultz // Florist: Ooh Events // Invitations and Paper Goods: The Lettered Lilly // Venue: Cannon Green // Calligraphy: Leen Machine Calligraphy // Hair: Justin, Swish Salon // Makeup: Charlotte Yeager // Dress Designer: Anna Maier Couture // Dress and Veil purchased at: Nitsas apparel Winston Salem // Greg’s Suit:  Bruce Julian Clothier // Ceremony Musicians: Classical Charleston // Officiant: Kristen Barner

The inspiration for this gorgeous Spanish styled shoot began with the colonial elements of the venue, Yas Links, Abu Dhabi, UAE. The exquisite tablescapes and styling of The Purple Chair, the romantic and loosely draped florals by Volet, and beautiful photography by Maria Sundin all worked together to create a couple’s dream wedding on the shores of the Mediterranean. The quiet elegance of this shoot is breathtaking.

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From the Purple Chair: Our couple were dressed with both an ethereal and powerful style; we wanted to reflect them as quiet individuals and also empower them in their relationship, fortified by their love for one another. We love the pictures of the bride softly getting ready, full of butterflies and excitement in the morning combined with the joyful strength that resounds when she is with her husband. He on the other hand is calm and reflective in the quieter moments before the ceremony. 

  The old colonial architecture of this Abu Dhabi location sparked an immediate vision of Spain for us and we wanted to reflect that feeling throughout this shoot. Not many venues can transport you back to Europe so vividly and this is where our inspiration began.

We instantly fell in love with the tactile elements of this venue and it was such a pleasure to entwine them into our narrative; the black cast iron chairs and silky smooth stone were all engulfed into the vision. We draped the venue with untamed florals and they remained beautifully dramatic against the simple lines and archways of our location.

Drawing upon the terracotta hues of the Mediterranean we wanted the table to have an effortless yet polished look. Simple details here ensured that the overall look was elegant and reflected our Spanish inspiration.

Photographer: Maria Sundin // Stylist / Planner: The Purple Chair // Floral Designer: Volet // Stationery: Paula lee Calligraphy // Venue: Yas Links, Abu Dhabi, UAE // Dress Designer: House of Moirai // Cake Designer: Dana Badran // Hair & Make-up Artist: Hair – Glamour UAE / Makeup: Beauty blush inc // Bridal getting ready robe Katya Kovtunovich // Lingerie // Second Photographer: Svetlana Kniazeva // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

Alex and Sarkis wanted a relaxed, casual, but elegant backyard feel to their wedding. What better way to accomplish that than with a brunch, complete with all the comfort food? Coordinator and Stylist Hailey Yeager with Two Roads Event Co.  orchestrated a perfect brunch setting in the beautifully rustic Millwick – Marvimon. Megan Gray with Honey and Poppies carried the rustic feel of the venue with the gorgeous and deeply colorful florals. And how genius to have a bar for the guests to create something at the end of the day so the flowers wouldn’t go to waste? We think you’re going to love all the images captured by Alexa Miller of Bright Bird Photography.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

We wanted our wedding to be really fun, comfortable, casually elegant and relaxed – as if you were opening up the doors to your backyard, if your backyard was a lush secret oasis, and feasting on the most delicious food and drink, while bumping the perfect playlist. With that in mind we ended up having a Sunday brunch wedding, because who doesn’t love brunch?! We had chicken and waffles, mini egg mc-muffin-style sliders, and avocado toast to name a few that was all washed down with champagne cocktails and a build your own Bloody Mary bar. Keeping with the brunch theme we had donut holes and mini pop-tarts along with cake for dessert. I also didn’t want our flowers to go to waste at the end of the day, so our venue coordinator, month of coordinator, and I came up with the idea of having a flower bar. At the end of the wedding our guests could make their own bouquets out of the arrangements and take them home to enjoy. It ended up being a big hit!

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

My gown was the Rue de Seine Florence gown that I found at Lovely Bride in TriBeCa. I had gone around to a few different dress shops with my mom, aunt, Matron of Honor and a friend and ended up with a handful of dresses that I liked but wasn’t quite sure was the one. I decided to go back and retry on the favorites by myself. When I was back at Lovely, I did a quick look through the racks and spotted Florence which wasn’t in the shop on my first visit. They had just had a Rue de Seine trunk show and had some new dresses in stock. Florence ended up being a top contender and it came down to her and one other dress which had a very different vibe. I knew it was important to my mom to be there for this moment so I made a follow up appointment, which also gave me some time to debate my two options. What a problem to have two gorgeous but totally different dresses to chose from! Ultimately Florence was the dress I kept coming back to in my mind when I envisioned myself on my wedding day. I just felt very much like myself in the dress. I also studied abroad in Florence, Italy (which is where I met my Matron of Honor) and I took the dress being named Florence as a bit of a sign that she was the one for me.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

It was important to us that our wedding was a reflection of us and therefore we wanted to include some personal touches throughout the day. Our dear friend Rachel officiated our wedding which felt extremely fitting as we met through her. Sarkis’ dad built our chuppah and his late grandmother had made the beautiful table cloth which we used as the covering. The chuppah symbolizes a home and it was so meaningful that Sarkis’ dad built our new home for us. I used my grandmother’s ring to be married in which was also used by my great aunt and my cousin, all women who had/have long loving marriages. As my something old and blue I wore my mom’s engagement ring which is a Tiffany’s band of diamonds and sapphires. It felt very special to have all these touches of family with us on our wedding day as we came together to create a new family.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

My goodness it’s so hard to choose just one. It was such a beautiful and magical blur, truly the best day. One moment that stands out is actually after the wedding ended. We were back at The Line Hotel hanging out when some friends had Dominos pizza delivered. We all feasted in a little corner of the hotel patio wrapped in Mexican blankets, as it had gotten chilly. It felt like the perfect way to close out the best day; eating generic/let’s be honest tasty pizza, with people from all aspects of our lives that we love, because no one was ready for the day to end.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

As I had mentioned earlier Sarkis and I met through our mutual friend Rachel. We had seen each other through the years at various gatherings Rachel had hosted (although Sarkis claims he doesn’t remember me) but we finally had a conversation at Rachel’s birthday in December of 2010. After that night we became Facebook friends and exchanged phone numbers, but what really got us to hang out was a friendly nudge from OkCupid. We were “quick matched” with each other and I texted Sarkis, because I thought it was funny since we already knew each other. It was the only OKCupid date either of us had ever been on and needless to say our last.

We got engaged on March 21, 2015 in Paris. I had no clue that it was going to happen, although in retrospect there were some clues that I was totally oblivious to. We had just finished a delicious meal of steak frites when Sarkis suggested we walk back to our Airbnb. I kept asking Sarkis if he was sure he knew where we were going because I felt like we were going in circles; he said he did. As we continued our stroll being silly and making up songs we entered the Marais, our favorite neighborhood in Paris and the one where we were staying, when Sarkis pulled me into a little courtyard. I was about to exit when he told me to take a seat. I said ok, but that I really had to use the bathroom, all that wine at dinner (clearly I still had no clue), and then he got down on one knee. We then went back to our Airbnb and drank champagne and called our families. Sarkis chose March 21 to propose because the numbers break down to, 3-2-1 here we go!

Alex + Sarkis from Daniella Hovsepian on Vimeo.

Wedding Coordinator + Stylist: Two Roads Event Co., Hailey Yeager // Bride + Planner: Alex Leitner // Photographer: Alexa Miller of Bright Bird Photography // Videographer: Daniella Hovsepian Wedding Videography // Venue: Millwick – Marvimon // Florist: Honey and Poppies, Megan Gray // Catering: Schaffer’s Genuine Foods // Alcohol: Liquid Catering // DJ: Dart DJ // Dessert: Portos / Semi Sweet Bakery

 // Hairstylist + Makeup Artist: Nicole Chew // Rentals / Decor: La Pinata // Rentals: Classic Party Rentals // Transportation: Jeffrey Valet