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Seri and Toan met in college and dated for 12 years before they married in Maui. “We’ve gone through every milestone in our lives together and were so happy to finally be able to share our love with everyone,” says Seri. They enlisted Maui’s Angels to help them plan their gorgeous day at Montage Kapalua filled with tropical florals by Mandy Grace, stationery by Anna Claire Calligraphy and signage by Miss B. Calligraphy. They also had Wendy Laurel behind the lens capturing their vibrant, island party in the way only Wendy can and we know you’ll love the photos as much as we do!

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Our wedding was an intimate affair with our most cherished family and friends sharing the special day with us.

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

My beautiful ball gown dress was designed by Stella York. It was one of the two dresses I tried on in my search for the perfect dress at a cute little boutique called Lang’s bridal. I’ve always wanted to feel like a princess for my special day and it definitely made me feel so! I also had the added touch of a cathedral veil to tie the look together.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

We wanted our guests to have some fun entertainment and loved the idea of having a cute photo-bus to entertain our guests.

What was the mostmemorable part of the day?

The best part of the day was when we finally had the chance to enjoy a few moments of the beautiful backdrop of Maui together. We held each other and just breathed in each other’s air and couldn’t believe we were finally there enjoying that moment together.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We met in college and have been on our journey together for over 12 years.  We’ve gone through every milestone in our lives together and were so happy to finally be able to share our love with everyone.

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Wedding Planning & Design: Maui’s Angels // Photography: Wendy Laurel // Flowers: Mandy Grace // Stationery: Anna Claire Calligraphy // Venue, Catering & Bar Services: Montage Kapalua // Gown Designer: Stella York // Hair & Make-up: Meili Autumn Beauty // Signage: Miss B. Calligraphy // Video: All Time Media // Musician: Brian Santana // Linens: La Tavola // Place Settings: Set Maui // Rentals: Inspiration Events Hawaii // Officiate: Tino Rosete // Photobooth: Bamboo Shootz

 

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Kate and Grant dated long distance in college and when Kate visited WestPoint, she would stay at the Thayer Hotel, so it it was a natural choice for the location of their reception following their traditional ceremony at the breathtaking Cadet Chapel. The couple enlisted the help of planners Table 6 Productions to create their stunning day filled with sentimental details in blue and bold, brilliant florals by Faye and Renee, vibrant watercolors by Bohemian Mint and a Momofuku Milk Bar cake that was shipped directly to the reception!! Loving all the joie de vivre in Kate and Grant’s day and it’s all captured here by Rodeo and Co.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

From the photographer: So many aspects! First of all, the cloche jar display wall for the escort cards is one of our favorites. But also the location was so unique! Getting married in the WestPoint Chapel is a super memorable setting because it’s a breathtaking chapel. The entire WestPoint grounds are gorgeous, and I think every guest appreciated just walking around and seeing the amazing views!

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

Kate found her dress at Kleinfeld’s! She wanted something unique but that still had an elegance to it – just like her! I remember her sending us the picture of it, and we were BLOWN away. It is stunning and honestly no picture could do it justice! The beauty is in the details.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

Definitely the WestPoint Military traditions added such a personal touch. They sabered champagne for their toast, did a saber arch after exiting the ceremony, had an ice sculpture of the academy’s logo, had a table for their fallen soldiers, and so many other small things! It definitely made it feel super personal for both of them. Also, the Momofuku cake was a must for Kate – we literally used Fed Ex to ship the cake to the Thayer Hotel!!! It HAD to be the original Momofuku, and if you taste it you’ll realize why it’s totally worth it.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

The band! They were AMAZING. We have used Hank Lane Music multiple times before, and we are continually impressed with the quality of their bands. Everyone was dancing ALL night and kept raving about them.

 

 

Photographer: Rodeo and Co // Planner: Table 6 Productions // Stationery: Bohemian Mint // Floral: Faye and Renee // Venue: WestPoint Military Academy and the Thayer Hotel // Videographer: Blue Moon Video // Dress: Isabelle Armstrong New York // Dress Store: Kleinfeld’s // Music: Hank Lane // Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar // Beauty: Beautini // Transportation: Peekskill Trolley Company // Live Painter: Peter Pluchino // Rentals: Durant Rentals // Velvet Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

Meghan and Dan chose to get married in Santa Barbara because it was the location of the first vacation they took as a couple. Santa Barbara Historical Museum provided the perfect backdrop for the floral-filled event designed and planned by Jane Alexandra EventsVelvet Blooms created colorful, floral bliss at—literally—every turn and the result is a cheerful, sunny celebration and it’s all captured on film in these stunning images by Rebecca Theresa Photography.

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What made the wedding day special and unique?

We chose to get married in Santa Barbara because it was the first vacation we took as a couple, for 4th of July in 2013, and we had spent many wonderful weekends there since that first trip. Meghan also grew up going to Santa Barbara for vacations with family. Meghan and Dan put a lot of thought into their guests’ experience and ultimately chose Santa Barbara Historical Museum as their venue because of its location in downtown Santa Barbara and the option to have the ceremony and reception at the same site. They wanted the venue to have a classic Santa Barbara feel because nearly all of their guests were from out of town and they wanted to share the beauty of the city with them. Meghan and Dan also had their very talented friend Krista Doersch design all of the invitations and paper goods, so they were completely custom and turned out better than the couple could have ever imagined. Krista even learned how to water color just for Meghan and Dan!

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

Meghan’s gown was Wtoo by Watters from Lili Bridals in Tarzana. Meghan tried on dozens of gowns over several occasions — she knew what she wanted, she just couldn’t find it. Luckily Lili Bridals hosted a Watters trunk show and Meghan was able to see a wide variety of gowns from the brand. She knew she had found “the” gown because she couldn’t stop thinking about it when she tried on a few more gowns afterward, and because she kept thinking about it as “my dress” when she went home that night. The gown was beautifully altered by Sonya of Lili Bridals. Meghan is glad that she didn’t give up on finding her perfect wedding gown!

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

The couple wanted to honor Meghan’s mom and Dan’s dad, both of whom passed away. Meghan’s mom Mickey was an avid gardener and Meghan knew she wanted to honor her through the wedding flowers. Rachel Burch of Velvet Blooms created two planter boxes for the end of the aisle filled with flowers from Mickey’s garden and put a single iris, Mickey’s favorite flower, into the bridal bouquet. The couple chose to honor Dan’s dad Joe by having a Budweiser toast at the reception, Joe’s drink of choice. It was important to the couple that Mickey and Joe’s presence be felt on their wedding day and they were able to accomplish that with the help of their vendors.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

A bee got stuck in the bride’s gown right before the first dance. Luckily, Meghan had the world’s best bridesmaids, who along with their dates, helped get the bee out moments before the DJ cued the music. Meghan and Dan took dance lessons and practiced the dance over and over, but they just couldn’t have anticipated that happening!

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Meghan was accepted into a summer program in Leuven, Belgium and the couple decided to travel in Europe together beforehand. They started their trip in London and spent their second afternoon in St. James Park. After a few hours, Meghan was ready to get going on the next activity, in part because she was so tired she fell asleep on a park bench! Meghan became grumpy when Dan insisted they spend just a little more time in the park and was especially cranky when Dan kept fiddling on his phone. She went to wait it out under a tree and a few minutes later, heard the sounds of a camera shutter as Dan walked over to join her. It turns out, Dan had been texting the professional photographer he had hired their exact location in order to capture the moment. Dan’s proposal was one of the happiest moments of Meghan’s life and encapsulates much of what makes Dan a great partner — his thoughtfulness, his generosity and of course, his patience!

Photography: Rebecca Theresa Photography // Planning and Design: Jane Alexandra Events // Florals: Velvet Blooms // Stationery & Signage: Krista Doersch (friend of the couple!) // Venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum // Dress Designer: Wtoo by Watters // Dress Boutique: Lili Bridals // Beauty: Cheek to Cheek // Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo // Catering: Pure Joy Catering // DJ: VOX DJs // Live Music Jazz Trio: Jake Sucher Music // Tux: Mens Wearhouse // Ice Cream Bar: McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams // Rentals: Ventura Rental Party & Events and Bella Vista Designs Inc.

 

Katie and Chris celebrated their nuptials with the most romantic, gorgeous, floral-filled elopement Positano and ever seen. Seriously, you guys- it’s SO gorgeous. Planned by The Wedding Boutique Italy, the day centered around the brides vision of “a beautifully intimate wedding, floral and pretty with delicate pastel shades.” Vendors implemented the vision (and more) with florals by The Wedding Boutique Bloom and stunning film images by Lace & Luce. We couldn’t help ourselves—here’s tons of stunning shots from the breathtaking day!

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Photography: Lace & Luce // Planning: The Wedding Boutique Italy // Florals: The Wedding Boutique Bloom // Hair/Make-up: Alessandro Mancino // Wedding Dress: Monique Llhullier // Bride’s Shoes: Alexandre Birman // Videography:  Luigi De Gregorio // Ring Boxes: The Mrs. Box

 

Selby and Alex were wed in a stunning June ceremony in Athens, Georgia, the home of their alma mater and ages of memories between the couple. From the start, the design of this event was rooted in the beauty of a cool blue color palette, an air of elegance, and the playfulness of a summer fete. Planning and event design by Simply Charming Socials with florals by Lindsay Coletta Floral Artistry & Design and invitations by Charles Willis. Reception was at Athens Cotton Press and all the gorgeous details an moments were captured by Davy Whitener.

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From the planner: The ceremony took place in front of 300 guests on Herty Field, an iconic location on The University of Georgia’s North Campus. It was the very first football field, and as mentioned in one of their officiant’s tribute to them, a place of passion and glory. The large white tent entrance was draped and accented with greenery, greeting guests with lemonade and programs, while the aisle had growing boxed arrangements and candles every few rows, creating a gorgeous path for the wedding party to process. Other than some soft sheer fabric covering the tent poles, the wedding party was the centerpiece that set the altar area.

Selby was a vision in a dreamy Monique Lhullier bridal gown, with the bridesmaids in long dresses in shades of blue. Alex and the gentleman wore classic tuxedos, Southern-style as the groom wore his boots and a linen bowtie. The kiss was sealed with the customary ringing of the chapel bell, but in this case, a replacement bell needed to be used as the real bell was under construction. The last-minute hiccup didn’t stop the team from ringing in this marriage the proper way, with an old iron dinner bell driven in from miles away.

After the joyful ceremony, guests departed the lawn for the cocktail and reception venue, Athens Cotton Press. The converted warehouse was transformed into a magical dream venue. As guests arrive, they were greeted by with a show-stopping greenery arch and candle entryway, signature cocktails, and passed hors d’oeuvres from Epting Events. Notable details included an illustrated menu with sentimental selections (bison sliders reminding them of Montana, freshly shucked oysters like Florabama) and friend and mixologist creating signature cocktails on the spot. As guests entered the reception area for dinner and merriment, they looked up in wonder at the draped ceiling aglow with string lighting.

Florist Lindsay Coletta set the room so beautifully – a mix of long farm tables with cascading garland and low lush arrangements and round tables with soft flowy fabric, blooms, and candlelight filled the room for guests to enjoy a cozy dinner. This grand affair would not be complete without an incredible live band, Atlanta Rhythm & Groove, who graced the grand stage and had everyone on their feet. As guests mingled in and out of the venue, they passed the front entryway lounge boasting a commissioned art piece for the couple and enjoyed the fire pit as the sun set over Athens. Finally, the married couple was sent off into the night under a sea of sparklers, driving away in a very sentimental vintage getaway car. The groom spent months searching for the exact car his father and best man had in high school. And he found it. The gift to his father was presented that morning and a surprise to all as the couple rode away into the night.

Photography: Davy Whitener // Wedding Planner & Designer: Simply Charming Socials // Florals: Lindsay Coletta Floral Artistry & Design // Invitation Suite: Charles Willis // Ceremony Venue: Herty Field // Reception Venue: Athens Cotton Press // Cinema: Matthew Baxter // Wedding Gown: Monique Lhullier // Bridal Shop: Joan Pillow // Beauty: Hope Ferguson // Draping: Quest Events // Photo Booth: ShutterBooth Atlanta // Catering: Epting Events // Band: Atlanta Rhythm & Groove // Bridesmaid Dresses: Bhldn // Linens: @bbjlinen BBJ Linen // Welcome Bags & Decor: Simply Charming Socials // Officiant: Wes Van Dyk // Officiant: Darrell Huckaby // Ceremony Music: Athens Wedding Music // Rentals: Goodwin Events // Bar & Beverage: Farm 2 Cocktail // Transportation: Atlantic Limousine & Transportation