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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

 

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In the region in Orange County lies a city named San Juan Capistrano renowned for its beautiful hills, one of a kind artifacts and annual return of the swallows.  Inspired by the grounds of the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano, today’s editorial shoot harmonizes fresh, crisp, citrus flavors—home to the Spanish culture—with soft pinks and yellows and romantic details to create ‘Spanish Lullaby.’ Stunning florals by The Little Fleur Co., calligraphy invitations by Olive Saint Lily, a show-stopping cake by Peggy Liao Cake and splashes of orange attribute to this fine art inspiration captured in these film photos by iamlatreuo photo.

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Photography/Design: iamlatreuo photo // Florals/Design: The Little Fleur Co. // Stationery & Calligraphy: Olive Saint Lily // Venue: Mission San Juan Capistrano // Gown: BHLDN // Cake: Peggy Liao Cake // Makeup: RPro Makeup Artist // Hair: Nicole Cherie // Custom Jewelry: Raw By Olivia Mar // Paletas: Holy Paleta // Tux: Friar Tux // Model: Samantha Baleanu // Rentals: Adore Folklore // Tabletop: The Chiavari Guys // Film Lab: The Goodman Film Lab

 

Haley and Will’s family and friends joined them for the entire weekend at Los Poblanos Ranch and Lavender Farm. The relaxing, low key weekend began in the beautiful lavender farm setting and culminated with a beautiful, garden-adjacent outdoor ceremony and fountain-side receptionA palette of french blue and lemon translates beautifully to the details including stunning florals by Floriography and a custom crest by Morgan McCall Design. Check out all the light, bright and joyful vibes  captured here in these lovely images by Maura Jane Photography.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Our guests had the opportunity to stay the entire weekend at our venue, Los Poblanos Ranch and Lavender Farm. A relaxing, low key weekend began in the beautiful lavender farm setting and culminated with a beautiful, garden adjacent outdoor ceremony and fountain-side reception.

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

My grandmother, mom, sister, and sister-in-law helped me find my dress at Mockingbird Bridal. The dress designer is Allure Bridal with alterations by Clara Atkinson at Kona Clothing. Kona created the illusion, off the shoulder look I had dreamed up.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal? 

We used our family’s Blue Willow china for every place setting at the long table as well as our family’s collection of Chinoiserie ginger jars as center pieces at all the round tables. However, one of my favorite touches was the lemon tree and the unique way our florist created place cards out of lemons and lemon leaves. Such a fun piece added to all the traditional elements we had.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

The sunset photo shoot in the lavender fields.

Tell us how you met and became engaged. 

We met through close family friends and served together in our church and Young Life prior to Will finally getting the guts to ask me out. We dated for nearly 10 months, before Will walked me down to his favorite oak tree grove on his family ranch, dropped to a knee and asked me to marry him.

Photography: Maura Jane Photography // Florist: Floriography // Invitations: Southwest Printers // Venue: Los Poblanos // Calligraphy: Ashley Rose Handlettering // Crest designer: Morgan McCall Design // Dress designer: Allure Bridal // Dress store: Mockingbird Bridal Boutique // Hair and Makeup: Genica Lee // Jewelry: JCrew // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Cake/Desserts: Los Poblanos // Videographer & DJ: Cutmaster // Bridesmaid Dresses: Lela Rose // Rentals: Rust Vintage

 

Designer and planner, Toast Events, sees each editorial shoot as a challenge in the art of transforming spaces. By choosing to explore untapped elements which most would overlook as mundane, the team flips the narrative making something beautiful out of nothing. For this particular shoot at Ottawa Art Gallery they incorporated a floral element in a completely new and artistic way. They enlisted the help of We Are Pollen Nation and focused on minimalistic sensibilities to design a floating glass table for the bride and groom. Foraged greenery and large white blooms create a simple yet stunning statement. Accented by a black and white palette in the stationery by Little North Company and a textural fine-art-inspired cake by Cake Whisperer, the look is both timeless and totally fresh. Check out all the details in these stunning film images by Lace & Luce.

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OAG – Styled Shoot from Up North Wedding Films on Vimeo.

Designed & Planned: Toast Events // Photographer: Lace & Luce // Florals: We Are Pollen Nation // Stationery: Little North Company // Venue: Ottawa Art Gallery // Dress: Catherine Langlois Bridal // Makeup: Klava Zykova // Hair: Show Pony // Cake: Cake Whisperer // Veil: Fairy Dreams Bridal // Video: Up North // Rings: Stor By Margot // Jewelry: Sugarcane & Co // Shoes: Bella Belle & Fairy Dreams Bridal // Rentals: Party Time Rentals

 

What’s black, white and gorgeous all over? Colleen and Dean’s stunning Charleston nuptials—duh! You guys—this one is the epitome of southern romance with a strong undertone of modern style that’s perfectly accentuated by the pared-back black and white color palette. Event planner and designer AA Events Design‘s stunning vision came to life with the help of florist Sweet Root Village  and calligrapher Delighted Calligraphy. The dream team decked out the grounds of Middleton Place with dreamy details and a greenery filled white tented reception. Photographer, Allison Kuhn, was behind the lens capturing all the magic in these dreamy film images.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Our wedding was so special and unique because we had to completely build and design the reception space from scratch. We could truly do whatever we wanted! Alex (my wedding planner, sister-in-law, maid of honor, and best friend) and I worked really hard on coming up with a design that matched Dean’s and my personalities – the highlight being the massive custom square bar in the center of the tent! I was so lucky to have Alex by my side because I trusted her completely and knew she would be able to execute my dream wedding.  Also, Dean and I are HUGE animal lovers so it was super special to have Middleton’s sheep and horses greet guests as the arrived for the ceremony. Dean and I even got to feed the sheep!

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

The dress is a Sareh Nouri and we got it at Hayden Olivia Bridal in Charlotte, NC. I have always wanted a formal wedding but also really wanted it to be 100% outside; so the mission was to find a dress that fit that wedding vision. Something formal, classic and elegant but not too over the top so it didn’t look out of place in an outdoor garden setting. But most important was I wanted to feel comfortable and confident in it. When I tried my dress on for the first time I knew that it was the one! It checked all the boxes and I could just imagine walking down the floral run aisle in this dress!

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

Our sweet Labrador puppy, Aspen, was highlighted throughout the wedding including customized cookies in the welcome boxes, and the name of our signature drink.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

The most memorable part of the day was of course marrying my best friend! But besides that, I think a memorable moment was once we finally were able to sit down for dinner and really take in the tent and overlook our guests; it was truly stunning. The band was playing in the background and guests were already up dancing while drink and food was being served. It was such a great moment to see everyone relaxed (myself included!) and having a good time!

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Our story began in college at Elon University where we were introduced through a mutual friend. We quickly formed a bond and began dating; however, it almost came to a quick end when Dean transferred to Texas A&M to finish his degree. Two years, many FaceTimes and multiple flights later, we decided to try our best at picking a city where we could both start our careers in consulting and finance. This task was much harder than we ever imagined as we were already in two different cities trying to find jobs in Charlotte, North Carolina. As we were beginning to think our long distance would never end, on one afternoon, Dean received an offer from a consulting company for a job in Dallas, TX, but there was a glimmer of hope. A student in Tennessee had received an offer in Charlotte and was willing to switch locations with Dean and further, that same day I received an offer for a banking job in Charlotte. Since then, we’ve lived in Charlotte for three years and absolutely love it!

We have been vacationing in Charleston, SC for years as my parents have a house on Isle of Palms. Charleston is such an easy trip from Charlotte, the two of us frequently drive down on Friday nights after work for the weekend. The proposal was quite a surprise. My family was supposedly gathering at the family beach house for my Dad’s 60th birthday; however, it was all really a set up to get the entire family together to witness the proposal. I have two brothers and none of the siblings live in the same area, so to have everyone together was very special! As we got engaged in Charleston, we decided to return to the beautiful city to have our wedding at Middleton Place!

Photographer: Allison Kuhn // Event Planner & Designer/ Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: AA Events Design // Florist: Sweet Root Village // Calligraphy & Paper Products: Delighted Calligraphy // Venue: Middleton Place // Videographer: Repeet Productions // Cake: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal // Wedding Dress/Veil: Sareh Nouri // Dress/Veil Boutique: Hayden Olivia Bridal // Hair & Makeup: Ash and Co Bridal // Rentals: Snyder Events / Cottage Luxe // Tent: Skyline Tent Company // Lighting: Technical Event Company // Dessert Caravan: Sweet Lulus Bakery // Band: The Rivertown Band  // Ceremony Music: Bob Williams Duo // Get Away Car/Buses: Low Country Valet // Bride Shoes: Jimmy Choos // Grooms Tux: Alton Lane // Bridesmaid Dresses: Katie May Collection // Groomsmen Tux: J. Crew