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Bea and Jeff were married at one of our all time favorite venues ever–Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards. Le sigh. Everything is just so lovely. Their absolutely beautifuil day included family cultural traditions, unique DIY details, Brazilian jazz during cocktail hour, and a few more traditions you are bound to love, so be sure to read Bea’s story along with the gorg photos by Sera Petras.

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What made the wedding special and unique?
We spent a long time thinking about and visiting venues in our current city, Brooklyn, as well as in my home town of Charlottesville, VA; we even flirted with the idea of a tropical destination. However, once we visited Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in Charlottesville, we couldn’t settle on having the wedding anywhere else. The sweeping Blue Ridge mountain view, delicious food, and elegant reception area were perfect. Even though we ended up having the wedding in the semi destination of Charlottesville, we were thrilled to have so many friends and family travel from all over the world to celebrate with us, joining us from South America, the South West, and the North East.

One thing that was important to me was to make sure to incorporate my family’s cultural traditions from Brazil throughout the day. For example, we found an AMAZING local bossa nova band (Quatro na Bossa) who filled the summer air with classic Brazilian jazz during the cocktail and dinner. Our minister, my husband’s childhood pastor and who traveled from Connecticut to officiate the ceremony, was kind enough to learn a few Portuguese phrases so that my non-English speaking family could understand some of the ceremony. Additionally, rather than the American tradition of “his vs. hers” bridesmaids and groomsman, we used the Latin American tradition of Padrinhos as the bridal party. We chose 6 married couples, our friends and family members whose marriages we look up to, to stand with us and provide blessings. Lastly, my mom, aunt and grandmother meticulously baked 500 varied truffles (docinhos) made from chocolate, coconut, peanut, and walnut, a tradition no Brazilian celebration would go without.

Wedding Blog Bea and Jeffs Pippin Hill Wedding

Wedding Blog Bea and Jeffs Pippin Hill Wedding

Wedding Blog Bea and Jeffs Pippin Hill Wedding

Wedding Blog Bea and Jeffs Pippin Hill Wedding

Wedding Blog Bea and Jeffs Pippin Hill Wedding

Tell us about your gown and where/how you found it!
When I started on my gown hunt I was on a mission to find a cap-sleeve, fitted, lace dress. After a very long search, I was finally convinced by my dear friends to try on this beautiful Elizabeth Dye gown (Tempest) at Lovely Bridal in NYC. I fell in love with it’s romantic simplicity. It’s subtle two-tones (top is white while the skirt off-white) made me feel like it was just enough of a non-traditional look for me.

Wedding Blog Bea and Jeffs Pippin Hill Wedding

What were some touches added to make it personal?
We had many talented friends and family contribute to DIY details that made our wedding very personal and one of a kind. Our friend, and bridesmaid, made the bridesmaids clutches that we used in place of bouquets. We had a fun time shopping for the leather and hardware in NYC’s garment district a few months before the wedding. Since the girls wore their own choice of dress, the matching clutches helped to add some cohesion to their looks while still giving them the flexibility of being comfortable in their own choice of style. My 88 year old Great Aunt lovingly hand stitched my veil and also made the sweet flower girl headpiece. Though she couldn’t make the trip from Brazil, it was fun to share Sera Petra’s beautiful photos with her.

My husband, the architect, is definitely the more creative and crafty between the two of us and he played a much larger role in the details than most grooms do. He really stepped it up by making our gorgeous welcome sign, by pulling together the salvaged windows listing our guests’ table assignments which we surrounded with photos of our parents and grandparents on their wedding days, and by creating our awesome vintage-style post card table markers featuring places we visited or lived together as a couple.

Finally, though not a DIY project, I was so honored to have two meaningful “something borroweds:” I wore my paternal grandmother’s vintage earrings and my maternal grandmother’s antique necklace – the same one she wore on her wedding day 67 years earlier!

Wedding Blog Bea and Jeffs Pippin Hill Wedding

Wedding Blog Bea and Jeffs Pippin Hill Wedding

Wedding Blog Bea and Jeffs Pippin Hill Wedding


What was the most memorable part of the day?
By far the most memorable part of the wedding day was when the dark storm clouds starting rolling in, in the middle of our outdoor, un-tented ceremony. I think all our guests were anxious for the pastor to wrap things up when without a minute to spare, the rain came down just as we were pronounced and kissed! Our much rehearsed exit the day before went by the way side and everyone ran for cover. The clouds and rain made for some fun photos as well as heat and comic relief. And of course a little rain on your wedding day is always seen as good luck!

Wedding Blog Bea and Jeffs Pippin Hill Wedding

Wedding Blog Bea and Jeffs Pippin Hill Wedding

Wedding Blog Bea and Jeffs Pippin Hill Wedding


Tell us how you met/proposed!
We met on a blind date at a cozy Turkish Wine bar on a Tuesday evening in Union Square, NY where he very sweetly brought me back to 4 years later the day before Valentine’s day (again a Tuesday night) to propose.

Wedding Blog Bea and Jeffs Pippin Hill Wedding

Vendors: Photography Sera Petras // Hair + Makeup: Virginia Glenn // Flowers: Verde // Venue: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards // Dress: Elizabeth Dye via Lovely Bridal shop // Shoes: J.Crew // Grooms suit & shoes: Paul Smith // Bridesmaids clutches: Sofia Fima // Cake: Chandlers // Music: Quatro Na Bossa 

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Katie and Patrick planned the quintessential Nantucket wedding and brought together all their family and friends for a getaway weekend full of music, sunsets, and plenty of sun and sand! We can’t get enough of Katie’s Monique Lhuillier gown, which is pretty much absolute perfection gliding along the beach! Very special thanks to photographer Brea McDonald for sharing her work with us!

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What made the wedding special and unique?
We felt blessed to be able to spend the entire weekend with our guests in such a special place. It was so important to us that our guests have a great weekend and we couldn’t think of a better place to bring together our friends and family. We knew some of our guests would be traveling far to come to our wedding and we wanted to bring them together in a place that was special to us. Nantucket was a place where we knew we could create great memories with our guests.
What were some touches added to make it personal?
We asked Sarah Swain if she would play at our wedding after hearing her play many times at one of our favorite places on the Cape, the Harvest Gallery Wine Bar. Music is important to us and we wanted to have a band that reflected that – we have enjoyed listening to Sarah many times and we loved having the opportunity to share that with our friends and family.
What was the most memorable part of the day?
When everyone ran out to watch the sunset we had a moment when we were able to look around and at each other and take in how beautiful everything looked. We felt so lucky to have everyone together that day. It was such a beautiful day to be on the beach and we had a perfect gorgeous sunset to take us into the evening.
Tell us how you met/proposed!

Pat proposed on a trip to LA taking me completely by surprise!

Wedding Blog Katie and Patricks Nantucket Wedding

Vendors: Photography: Brea McDonald Photoraphy // Wedding Coordinator: Unique Nantucket // Venue: Galley Beach // Band: Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys // Florist: Soiree Floral // Paper Products: Designed by Bride & Groom // Dress: Monique Lhuillier // Shoes: Gianvito Rossi // Bridesmaids: J.Crew // Grooms attire: Bonobos (Suit), Drake’s (Bow tie) // Groomsman’s attire: Bonobos (Suits), Barneys (Bow ties) // Favors: Baggu welcome bags designed by Bride & Groom // Hair and Makeup: Darya Salon // Rehearsal Dinner: Straight Wharf // Any other details: Wedding signs designed by Bride’s mother

We had SOOOO much fun last month partying with the Bash Please at the recent Cream Event in LA at the Book Bindery. So many talented vendors came together to show of their skills and throw a crazy fabulous party!!! Get ready, because there’s so much good stuff!!! To see more photos, check out Green Wedding Shoes, 100 Layer Cake, and Wedding Chicks!

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Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

Wedding Blog The Cream Event

event by: Bash Please // venue: Book Bindery Los Angeles, California // designers + planners: Sitting in A Tree DesignSweet Emilia JaneWINK! WeddingsA Charming OccasionPow Wow Shelter Co. // florists: Siren Floral Co.Sweet Marie DesignsEllamahBotany FlowersHoney and PoppiesBrown Paper DesignShotgun Floral StudioYasmine Floral Design // music: ÉLAN ARTISTS entertainmentThe Flashdance // photography: Max & FriendsAnnie McElwainTeam WoodnoteLauren Scottionelove photography // videography: Caravan Cinema Co.SharkpigEllay Films // bar/drinks: PharmacieLudlows Cocktail Co.ONEHOPE Wines // cakes + sweets: Sprinkles CupcakesSweet Lucie’s Organic Ice CreamBon PufCoolhausSweet and Saucy Shop // paper goods: Bliss & BoneUrbanic Paper BoutiqueAnne Robin Calligraphy // accessories + dress + beauty: Amanda Judge I Untamed PetalsLovely BrideOlive & JunebareMinerals // catering: Little NellyPaella ProjectHungry Bear CateringRoom FortyKogi BBQ Truck // photobooths: Flipbooth LAThe Magnolia Photo Booth Co.SmileboothInstaPartyBox // misc: The Nestdrop it MODERNBeach Cities Bag TossMr. & Mrs. SmithSquarespaceYeah! WeddingsDovetail LogisticsThe Venue ReportPacific Weddings // rentals: Dish WishYeah! RentalsFound Vintage RentalsClassic Party Rentals Borrowed BluLa Tavola Fine Linens // blogs: Grey Likes WeddingsGreen Wedding Shoes100 Layer CakeThe Wedding Chicks // lighting: The Lighter Side

There’s nothing like a wedding film to tell the full story of a wedding! Grab a tissue and watch Chris and Danielle’s gorgeous wedding film with us, thanks to IQ Videography

Danielle & Chris – Legion of Honor San Francisco from IQvideography on Vimeo.

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Devin and Eddie planned a destination wedding at a beach house on St. George Island, which has been in the bride’s family for generations! They hosted friends from all over the country for an elegantly simple beachside wedding. We adore the soft palette of ocean blues and greens, and absolutely love the images by Vue Photography.

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Wedding Blog St. George Island Destination Wedding

Wedding Blog St. George Island Destination Wedding

Wedding Blog St. George Island Destination Wedding

Wedding Blog St. George Island Destination Wedding

Wedding Blog St. George Island Destination Wedding

What made the wedding special and unique?

It was special because it was a destination wedding. My friends and family are all in the South, most of them only three hours away from St. George Island. Eddie’s friends and family, however, are scattered everywhere: Arizona, Virginia, Illinois, North Carolina, and Colorado, to name a few. I only had one friend who had to travel more than Eddie’s crew did, and she came all the way from Hawaii. It was extremely special that they all were willing to travel, near or far, to celebrate the most important day in our lives. Except for our immediate family, none of Eddie’s friends and family had met any of my friends or family, but they all got along so well! It was so much fun to see everyone we love love each other!

Wedding Blog St. George Island Destination Wedding

Wedding Blog St. George Island Destination Wedding

Wedding Blog St. George Island Destination Wedding

Wedding Blog St. George Island Destination Wedding

Wedding Blog St. George Island Destination Wedding

What were some touches added to make it personal?

There were quite a few special touches to the wedding. First of all, we were married at my grandmother’s beach house, which has been in the Webb family for nearly 25 years. I have been going down there my entire life! Second, our close friend Ean Sonnier married us. It was so great to have a friend officiate the ceremony! Third, Eddie wore his father’s bluebird pin on his jacket lapel, and Devin’s band was made with diamond’s from one of her grandmother’s rings. The rest of the diamonds from that same ring were used to make her sister’s wedding band.

Lastly, Eddie’s father, who passed away nine years ago, had a special table dedicated just to him, full of pictures of Eddie and him, as well as his favorite golf hat.

Wedding Blog St. George Island Destination Wedding

Wedding Blog St. George Island Destination Wedding

Wedding Blog St. George Island Destination Wedding

Wedding Blog St. George Island Destination Wedding

Wedding Blog St. George Island Destination Wedding

What was the most memorable part of the day?

We decided to do the “traditional” thing and wait until the ceremony to see each other. We hadn’t been apart for a whole day since we’d gotten engaged, and our engagement lasted almost 14 months. Our wedding was at 7 in the evening! It was the longest day of our lives! When he finally saw me, Eddie burst into tears almost immediately. I was still very focused on walking down the aisle. When I finally reached the altar, I couldn’t stop grinning. We had finally made it! The whole ceremony was much more special because we waited until that very moment to see each other.

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Tell us how you met/proposed!

We met at a CrossFit gym in Athens, Ga. About six months after I first joined, another gym opened closer to my condo, and I tried it out, liked it, and started working out there. A few weeks later, Eddie sent me a Facebook message asking me where I had been. I gave him my number, we went out once, and the rest is history!

Eddie asked me to go out to dinner for a “fancy” date, and I, of course, said yes. We had made reservations for 8, and at 7 that night Eddie knocked on my condo door. I was still in my towel wrap! I shut the door to my room to finish getting ready while he watched TV in the living room. I remember thinking that my hair and makeup looked especially good that night before putting on my dress and high heels. When I stepped out of my room, Eddie asked me if I was going to wear a ring. I thought he meant the ring he had given me for Christmas. As I turned to get it from my jewelry box, I heard him say behind me, “Wait, I have a ring for you.” I turned back to find him down on one knee! He said, “Will you marry me?” and of course, I said, “Yes! Put it on my finger!”

Vendors: Photography: Vue Photography // Planner: Kate Grubb, Albany, GA // Florist: Petal Pushers // Cake: Sebrina Reese of Absolutely Cake by Sebrina // Caterer: Tamara’s Cafe // Event Planning/Rental Company: Panache Tent and Event // Invitations: Bella Figura