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If there’s anything we love about a good wedding, it’s personalty! Julia and Ezra celebrated their destination wedding at the Villa del Oso in Sayulita, Mexico. We love how the couple managed to inject the perfect amount of personality into their details to make their event a reflection of them but also still highlight the gorgeous Mexico location that was so special to them. A special shout out to the groom for the seriously cool paper design. Oh yeah—and the table greenery by Francisco Salazar  is a must-see. All this and more in these beautiful images captured by Jillian Mitchell.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

We chose Sayulita because I had traveled through small towns in Mexico and always loved the vibe. After spending a week in Sayulita together, it was an easy decision. It’s so representative of who we are and we wanted to share this part of Mexico that our friends might otherwise not experience on their own.

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What was the most memorable part of the day?

The quiet moment we had with each other during our first look photos. Our vows – we decided to write our own and it was a highlight of the wedding. When Charles’ shirt caught on fire from the flaming tray of tequila shots! When Julia’s aunt and uncle took over the dance floor for their rendition of Psy’s Gangnam Style. The feeling of being surrounded by so much love and laughter, not just the wedding day but the entire week – it was just so amazing and heartfelt.

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Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Although we met many years before we started dating, it took us a minute to actually get together, and even longer (ahem Ezra – 12 years) for us to get married. Needless to say, we knew that when we finally did get married, we wanted it to be a week of memories and celebration for our friends and family.

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Vendors: Photography: Jillian Mitchell // Wedding Planner: Sea of Dreams Weddings – Yazmin Gizeh // Videographer: SharkPig // Floral Design: Francisco Salazar // Hair/Makeup: Funky Diva Hair Design // Catering: Café des Artistes // Venue: Villa del Oso, Sayulita, Mexico // Invites, Programs, Menu, Table & Escort Cards, Welcome Bags, and Cake Toppers: Designed by the Groom // Wedding Dress: Martina Liana // Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Groom’s Suit: Ralph Lauren // Groom’s Tie & Pocket Square: Black Fleece // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BCBGMAXAZRIA and Ted Baker

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It’s time for a little Charleston Chic! We were so excited when Amy Nicole of Amy Nicole Photography sent us over this gorgeous southern culinary inspired concept shoot. We’re crazy about the pops of mandarin and yellow in the fabulous florals by  Karis Floral Design as well as the luxe-meets-industrial-meets-southern styling by Kelly Dellinger Events. See more details about the shoot from Amy Nicole below. We know you’re going to love these gorgeous images as much as we do!

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Our inspiration was to create a springtime/summer luxury wedding shoot inspired by Restoration Hardware’s sophisticated culinary-industrial style with a color palette of buttercream yellow, taupe, and metallics. Our goal was to mix elements of luxe, industrial, and culinary all while bringing some of the best elements of Charleston to life (southern style and divine food).

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We designed a simple table with culinary elements that were brought to life with simple pops of color and delectable dishes from Cru Catering featuring a spring watermelon salad, a luxe twist on the classic banana pudding and many more dishes all the while still featuring twists on the classic biscuit and cornbread. I can of course get you the full menu and share more food shots! There’s nothing like community built around the southern table.

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With the simple table concept, we wanted to bring in some heavy florals to give the tablescape a flair in unusual spots, such as the chair backs and we also created floral placemats, as you’ll see.

 

Vendors: Photography: Amy Nicole Photography // Location: Charleston, South Carolina // Planning + Styling: Kelly Dellinger Events // Floral Design: Karis Floral Design // Venue: Legare Waring House at Charles Towne Landing // Catering: Cru Catering // Gowns: Modern Trosseau (Dixie + June are both exclusive to Charleston store) // Bridesmaid Dress: Bella Bridesmaid // Jewelry: Gemma Jewels // Rentals: EventHaus Rentals // Hair + Makeup: Studio M + Jonny Cosmetics // Paper Goods: Hardink Calligraphy

Nine years (and two beautiful sons) into their wonderful partnership, Brett proposed to Tara who had this to say about their wedding: “I was so excited for the big day and walking down the aisle to marry the man I keep falling more and more in love with all these years we’ve been together. It all seemed so surreal and it still is…” Romantic, right?! Tara and Brett are super gorgeous, super in love and their wedding was a total extension of it. We’re especially into their venue, The Addison, a super cool 1920’s architectural gem on the beach!

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Surprisingly being a girl I never dream of a wedding, so when Brett proposed the whole affair took a new meaning to me. He said that even though he loves me to the moon, he wants to exchange vows, how special is that? Participation of my friends and closest family members that made my vision of romance accented by blushes, pinks, golds and floral motifs a reality, made my wedding unique in a personal touch way.

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

Wedding gown is the first thing I thought I should get for my wedding! With so many diverse styles and designers, it’s not that easy to choose the right one..I personally wanted traditional dress with vintage tone that would bring elegance and sophistication into my special day. When I found Stella York gown I realized that it was it, it had all I wanted – a classical dreamy look with aerial soft chiffon skirt and strapless sweetheart bodice, a perfect fit for my big day!

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What were some touches added to make it personal?

I love flowers so much, it had to be very personal, so I handpicked every type of flower I wanted in mine and bridesmaids bouquets. Also together with my close friend we created a chalkboard and it came out beautiful. Having a board with keys was Brett’s idea. Key symbolizes the opening and closing power and for our celebration Brett wanted to have many keys for new happy beginnings not only in our life, but in our guests’ lives, isn’t it sweet? The bold golden W letter sign stand for how strong and well build our Waltz family is.

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What was the most memorable part of the day?

To me the most memorable part of the day was our wedding ceremony under the amazing banyan trees where I literally got carried away, I was so happy that the love of my life and I are tying the knot at our favorite place with our sons, closest family and friends, it was so magical and emotional to me.

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Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Brett and I met about 9 years ago at our mutual friend’s party. When he asked me out for the first date, he introduced me to one of the best Chinese restaurants, took me to an amazing concert and got me one of the most delicious ice creams, so at the end of the day I was literally full, but only by yummy treats, but by Brett’s incredible personality. He has everything a man should have and sparks quickly became love! Two sons came naturally into our life and to me it never mattered if we are married or not, I had the best men in my life, but on one Valentine ‘s Day Brett proposed to me. He took me to a romantic getaway, I had no idea… of course I said Yes! I was so excited for the big day and walking down the aisle to marry the man I keep falling more and more in love with all these years we’ve been together. It all seemed so surreal and it still is…

Vendors: Photography: Wedding Nature Photography // Event Planning: Kiss the Planner // Wedding Dress and Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal // Cake: The Baking Girl // Bride’s Shoes: Zalora // Makeup & Hair: Just Naivi // Wedding Venue and Catering: The Addison // Florals: Bethany Pilman (website is under construction)

Lindsay filmed an episode of Say Yes to the Dress and said “yes” to—not one—but two dresses! She ended up only wearing the one she loved best all night long at the gorgeous event she shared with her husband Phil. We especially love the adorable boxed centerpiece florals by Peony and Plum. Of course,  you can blame all the perfectly orchestrated details on Orange Blossom Special Events, who did all the design and coordination! See all the peachy-hued sweetness of Lindsay and Phil’s big day in these beautiful images captured by Josh of Mi Belle Inc.

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What made the wedding special and unique?
The best part about the wedding is that we were finally able to have all of our friends and family from around the country together in one place. Both of our families live on the East Coast (Atlanta & Tampa). To me, the most unique part was the ceremony itself. Neither of us are religious and we just wanted something fun and lighthearted. Our good friend, Michael Buckley, got ordanied just for us and delivered the perfect ceremony. It was hilarious, short and personal. He had everyone cracking up, including us. It was better than I could have ever imagined. Also, having our son there was sop special and having him walk down the aisle with Phil was super sweet!

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Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!
12 weeks after I had my son, I filmed an episode of Say Yes To The Dress Atlanta! I was not even close to being back in shape, so I really didn’t think I was going to find a dress. I had no idea what I wanted. It had just always been a dream of mine to be on the show! We pulled probably 15 dresses from the racks, and on my way back to the dressing room, my sister in law, Ashlee, saw a beautiful blush colored Eve of Milady ballgown on a mannequin and I added that one to the pile. After trying on two dresses and not loving them, I tried on that one and fell in love with it. So did my family. The only problem was that I thought Phil would want one that was more form fitting. So Monte ran and grabbed a gorgeous 20’s style beaded mermaid style dress by Lazaro. I tried that one on and loved it too! Eventually we decided that the ballgown would be for the ceremony, and the mermaid dress would be for the reception. I was thrilled with that decision and couldn’t wait to debut both dresses. But on the big day, I ended up just wearing the ballgown! I tried the reception dress on for Phil and he said he liked the ballgown better! Which worked out because I forgot my Spanx at the hotel! So I still have the Lazaro dress hanging in my closet. It doesn’t exactly look like a wedding dress, so I’m sure I’ll find something to wear it to in the future. Or I can pass it down to my daughter if I have one!

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What was the most memorable part of the day?
Just standing back and seeing all of our friends and family finally meet and have a good time with each other was so special. In a dream world, I’d have a party like this, with these same people all together, every year.
Tell us how you met and became engaged.

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Phil and I met in 2007 after seeing each other’s youtube videos. He lived in Tampa and I lived in Atlanta. We had chatted online a bit, and finally met in person at a YouTube gathering in Washington, DC. Youtube wasn’t what it is today. It was definitely not a “normal” thing to put videos of yourself on the internet at the time. So we were both part of this “weird” group of people who had a passion for and believed in something that would ultimately change the world! A few months later, he packed up all of his belongings and moved to a small apartment in Atlanta! Five and a half years later, we got engaged at one of his live shows in Arizona. He added to the surprise by having my dad and step mom fly in for the event, too! A week later I found out I was pregnant! We had been trying for over a year, so this was really just icing on the cake!

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Vendors: Photography: Josh of Mi Belle Inc. // Design, Planning, and Coordination: Orange Blossom Special Events // Paper goods: Orange Blossom Special Events // Event Rentals: Archive Rentals // Ceremony and Reception Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch // Catering and Dessert Bar: Tres LA // Rentals: A Rental Connection // Videography: Studio 205 // Florals: Peony and Plum // Ceremony Musicians and Ceremony PA: Organic String Quartet // DJ: RedShoe LA // Cake: Superfine Bakery // Hair and Makeup: Emily Dawn Artistry

Every so often, there’s an element to a wedding that just totally stands out. In the case of Esther and Oliver’s NYC nuptials it’s the eye-catching, blue bridal bouquet. We can’t take our eyes off of it! In fact, all the floral elements by Lindsey Rae Designs are punchy, graphic and ever-so playful. That same light-hearted undertone is carried throughout each detail of this super-fun wedding. The groom’s custom suit— an awesome powdery blue. The bride’s veil—a graphic birdcage. The ceremony music—a bagpiper, of course. And just to add to the candy-colored gorgeousness, Cappy Hotchkiss photographed the newlyweds at blooming, urban locations in NYC. So, obviously, you just HAVE to take gander!

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Vendor: Photographer: Cappy Hotchkiss Photography // Planner and Candy Bar: Roey Mizrahi // Flowers and Table Design: Lindsey Rae Designs // Venue: La Marina  // Church of the Intercession // Dress: Liancarlo // Shoes: Kate Spade // Oliver’s Suit: custom by Manolo Costa // Shoes: Paul Staurt // Girls’ dresses and Guys; suits: Picked their own // Officiant: Rhonda Rubinson and Co-officiant (in Korean): Bride’s Uncle John J. Park // Music: The Source from Elan Artists and music for ceremony: Aaron Knapp // Birdcage veil and headpiece: Leah C. Couture Millinery // Invites and Stationary: Bloomingdales Judy Paulen // Video: Mint Cinematography // Photo Booth: We Love Photo Booths // Hair: Daleesa Weary and Make Up: Dina Serafino from Bloomingdales // Hotel: Empire Hotel // Cake: Bakery Saint Honore from Port Washington // Bagpiper: Jerry Dixon // Registry: Bloomingdales and also, registered for donations to pediatric oncology charity- Children’s Oncology Group which is what the bride is involved in. Also, Happiness is Camping for kids with cancer and their siblings that the Bride previously worked at.