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Bride Cori is a buyer for Neiman Marcus, so it’s no surprise her wedding to Daniel is impeccably styled—not to mention incredibly romantic. The couple worked with Eighteenth Avenue Events to plan the day and enlisted stationer Where’s The Party and florist The Heirloom Table to deck out The Addison Grove in blush and white roses. The floral wrapping the trees flanking the ceremony and the stunning centerpieces brought the bride to tears, but the smile on Daniel’s face as she walked down the isle in her stunning Romona Keveza gown still gives Cori butterflies. Lucky for us, Brittany Jean Photography captured that moment and all the others in the this stunning celebration.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

My mom had a big hand in the planning/design from the start and I loved how our visions came together. The floral from Mercedez at the Heirloom Table was beyond my expectations…I still think about the floral wrapped trees at the ceremony, the incredible table arrangements and the carefully placed floral on the cake! It was so refreshing to trust our florist to execute the vision and we knew that her passion would come through in every way. Her taste and talent is insane! All of the small details were magical from the perfect shade of blush ribbon on the fold of the dinner napkins to the beautiful calligraphy that my friend tastefully did on the deckled edge Italian paper place cards to the unique vintage stamps individually placed on each invitation. We hired a month-of planner, Ashley Ramirez from Eighteenth Avenue Events, to help pull it all together in the end. Every little detail was perfect and just how I imagined.

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

I am a buyer for Neiman Marcus so it was an obvious choice for me to choose my wedding dress in the iconic bridal salon! My mom flew in town and although we didn’t find the dress that weekend, I continued to visit the salon every day to see what was new. Finally I found my dress a few weeks later and I was obsessed! The Romona Keveza dress was the perfect mix of edgy and vintage for me! After a rain soaked week in Austin, I made a last minute change to flat shoes so I wore both the Aquazurra gold bow heels and the jeweled flats from Giuseppe Zanotti.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

One thing that we added was a small bouquet on an empty chair at the ceremony in memory of my dad who passed away 16 years ago. It was a gentle reminder when I looked over that he was watching over me that day. Also, Daniel & I wanted the wedding to feel very romantic and intimate. We accomplished that by keeping the guest list tight & having long farm tables so everyone could get to know each other & feel at home. We meticulously chose vintage stamps one by one to place on the wedding invitations…no 2 invitations were the same.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

There are several standout moments from that special day that will forever be engraved in my mind. The florist truly blew my mind and brought me to tears. People still comment on how exquisite the floral was. It was also so special to see our friends and family come together! This was actually the first time our families had met since we are both originally from different states. It was slightly unconventional for them to meet on this big day but we knew they would get along so incredibly well & it was perfect! And how could I forget the look on his face as I walked down the aisle. Wow – I still get butterflies thinking of his smile as he waited for me. The day goes by so incredibly fast but we are able to relive all of the big moments through the beautiful work of our photographer Brittany. We felt such a connection with her and for someone as shy as myself in pictures, I felt comfortable. We love looking back at our album!

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Daniel & I met by swiping right on Bumble in 2015! I knew after our first date that I had met my person. Our relationship took us on tons of adventures in our first year and shortly after our 1 year anniversary Daniel planned the biggest adventure of all. He whisked me away for a surprise birthday getaway to New York City, complete with tickets to a New York Giants football game – I’m a huge fan! As if the game wasn’t enough, he had one more surprise up his sleeve. On the final morning in the city that never sleeps, we made our way to Central Park’s Bow Bridge where he asked me to be his wife. Talk about being swept off of your feet. I was floored, thrilled and excited for a life full of adventures to come!

Photographer: Brittany Jean Photography // Wedding Planner: Eighteenth Avenue Events // Florist: The Heirloom Table // Paper Goods: Where’s The Party // Venue: The Addison Grove // Dress: Romona Keveza, purchased at Neiman Marcus // Signage + Guest Book: Little Carabao Studio // Cake: Baked By Amys // Photo Booth: My Event is the Bomb // Reception DJ: Greenbelt DJ // Ceremony Music: Terra Vista Strings // Hair + Makeup: Lola Beauty // Ribbon: Silk and Willow // Catering: Austin Catering // Late Night Snack: Steel City Pops // Linens: La Tavola // Rentals: 10th Collection // Rentals: Marquee Rentals

 

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Tara and Jeremy’s wedding at Boone Hall Avenue of Oaks + Cotton Dock is all of it—romantic, southern, fresh, rustic, vintage, scenic, intimate, inviting, timeless….and the list goes on and on. The day, planned by Erin Altman of Ooh! Events, is truly a modern wedding dream in a beautiful palette of blues. Florals in white and tall greenery centerpieces are by Out of the Garden, monochromatic blue-on-blue letterpress stationery sets the tone and a lovely pantry blue cake is by Declare Cakes. We’re loving the bamboo chairs and the velvet touches but the bride’s smile truly lights up all these breathtaking images captured by Shauna Veasey.

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What made the wedding special and unique? 

Having our friends and family all in one place was what made it so special. Most of my family and friends are from New York and my husband’s family is from Georgia, so having them travel to Charleston, SC meant the world to us. Boone Hall Plantation was a dream venue and getting married under the oaks made it a perfect setting.

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

I found my gown at the very first boutique I visited, Hayden Olivia Bridal in Charlotte, NC. It was actually the very first one I tried on and fell in love. It was exactly what I was looking for. Simple and elegant. I, of course, went to two other places and tried on more dresses just to make sure, but I knew the first one was the one. The designer was Modern Trousseau. It was deep V-neck with pearl beaded bodice and Italian crepe fit to flare skirt with chapel train.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal? 

Instead of a wedding guest book, we had a custom portrait made for guests to sign. It was an illustration of us in our wedding attire and we even had our two dogs included in the photo.

What was the most memorable part of the day? 

The entire day was amazing. However, I would say the most memorable moment was walking to the Cotton Dock for the first time with my husband and having our first dance with all our friends and family around us. The dance floor was outside on the Cotton Dock which reaches out over the tidal marsh. It was beautiful and one of my favorite moments.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We met online and realized we had mutual friends so we went on a date and have been together ever since. We were dating for 3 years before we got engaged. My husband works in the racing industry so we went to Las Vegas for the NASCAR Awards Ceremony. Little did I know he had the ring with him the entire time. We went out to dinner and then headed back to the hotel and he proposed in the hotel. It was the sweetest proposal and brought me to tears. I definitely had no idea it was coming. It was the best surprise.

Coordinated + Designed by: Erin Altman of Ooh! Events // Photographer: Shauna Veasey // Floral: Out of the Garden // Venue: Boone Hall Avenue of Oaks + Cotton Dock // Dress Designer: Modern Trousseau // Boutique: Hayden Olivia in Charlotte, NC.  // Videographer: Hart to Heart // Cake: Declare Cakes // Ceremony Musicians: Palmetto Strings // Reception Entertainment: Darby Events with Stephen Darby // Catering + Bar: Cru Catering // Transportation: Marquee Limo // Dishware: Polished // Shoes: Jimmy Choo classic white satin pump // Suit:  Jos A Bank  // Officiant: Rick Burton // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

A wedding ceremony surrounded by redwoods and dinner in an apple orchard was the perfect fit for this nature loving couple, Imee and Albert. With gorgeous views at Dawn Ranch Lodge, their color palette was inspired by the nearby Russian River and it’s rocky banks. It was important to the couple for design team Linen and Lilac to marry the laid back style of the venue with the feel of a more formal event. Adding components like textured linens, formal seating areas at cocktail hour, lush floral arrangements by Roots and Stems, and long banquet tables helped transform this rustic outdoor space into an elegant affair, pleasing friends, parents, and grandparents alike and it’s all captured here by Nicole Lev Photography.

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Photography: Nicole Lev Photography // Design + Planning: Linen and Lilac // Florist: Roots and Stems // Venue + Catering: Dawn Ranch Lodge // Videographer: Shutter and Sound // Hair + Makeup: Imagi By Fiona // Music: Love in the Mix // Photobooth: Two Dudes Photo // Rentals: Bright Event Rentals // Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental // Lighting: ATL Events // Desserts: Moustache Baked Goods

 

Alison and John’s St. Patrick’s day wedding is a perfect example of how to have a classy—not kitschy—holiday wedding. Once Alison picked her floral dress, she and her event planner sister ran with a floral, garden party theme for the event at Daniel Island Club. The floral Jenny Yoo bridesmaids dresses, patterned linens, bouquets and arrangements by Suzanne’s Floral Studio delicate flowers on the cake, and the white iron lounge furniture played up the garden vibes. Since the wedding fell on St. Patrick’s day, they subtly included green ties with the groomsmen, green beer, Irish coffee and green sendoff bubbles. Alison and John certainly had the “luck of the Irish” for their wedding day…despite rain showers all morning, the rain stopped just in time for their first look and Wild Cotton Photography was on hand to capture all the sun-filled beauty that ensued.

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

From the Bride: Shortly after we got engaged and before I even started looking at dresses, my mother in law, Betty Lou told me she heard the bridal shop in town, The White Room in Lebanon Tennessee, was having a sample sale the upcoming weekend. She suggested we go but thought it would be a good idea to get a lay of the land beforehand so made an appointment for us the Tuesday before the sale. As we walked in the front lobby my dress was on a mannequin and was the very first dress we saw that day! Betty Lou actually convinced me to try it on and there was no question after that. And to top it off The White Room gave me the sample sale price that day!

 

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

A truly personal part of the entire wedding process was the fact that my sister, Erin, was the event coordinator. It could not have been more fun to have our nightly chats about how the wedding plans were coming along. Our mother passed away twelve years ago so I feel like planning this wedding with my sister we almost planned it with our mother in spirit as well. We honored my mother with a picture pendant on my bouquet and honored my husband’s family and grandmother by wearing her mink shawl later that night. It was important to us to remember all of our family and friends and celebrate our love with everyone, even if they could not be there.

 

What was the most memorable part of the day?

It is hard to choose just one part of the day but John and I both really love the time we had together just after the ceremony. We signed the marriage license and then had about ten minutes alone in the bridal suite before getting introduced. I have never felt so happy. Any and all pressure was gone, we were married and ahead was just a fun night with our family and friends. Plus we had a whole platter of appetizers to ourselves!

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We met in Chapel Hill, North Carolina when we both moved there to attend a residency in general dentistry. As co-residents we quickly fell for each other and as the residency neared an end we decided to make the move back to John’s hometown in Lebanon, Tennessee. We bought a home that we love with our miniature dachshund, Lola and started a life there. In March of 2016, John expressed an interest in getting away for a weekend trip and we came up with Gatlinburg and hiking in the Smoky Mountains. We went hiking early that next Saturday morning when we reached a peak and John took a detour to an even higher spot. I followed to see the view and turned around to find him on his knees! I truly thought I may fall off that mountain! Super glad I didn’t obviously but it was such a perfect moment because it was just us and beautiful.

Photography: Wild Cotton Photography // Event Design/Planning: Erin Dudley at Daniel Island Club // Florals: Suzanne’s Floral Studio // Paper Goods: Minted // Venue: Daniel Island Club // Dress: Pronovias from The White Room // Hair and Makeup: Lashes and Lace // Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo from Bella Bridesmaids // Groomsmen: Mens Wearhouse // Cake: Daniel Island Club // Rentals: Snyder // Linens: BBJ Linen // Band: Midnight City // Harpist: Lisa McKeachie // Lighting: A/V Connections // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

Aubrey and Tom celebrated their nuptials by taking a weeklong Hawaiian vacation with 100 of their closest friends and family. They filled their time at with fun and festivities and capped it off with this stunning ceremony and reception on the grounds.Alluring Events + Design enlisted local creatives and vendors to implement the fresh, tropical vision in a contemporary palette with hints of dusty blue and rich rusty, terracotta and punchy coral. Lucky for us, Rochelle Wilhelms Photography was on hand to capture all the beautiful details and special moments set against the stunning island backdrop.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Tom and I are big travelers, so it was amazing to take a vacation with 100 of our closest friends and family. We wanted to spend as much time with everyone as we could, and make it a fun wedding week, not just a day. We held a welcome party on a catamaran when everyone arrived and hosted a donut brunch the following day at the pool. All of the guys had a golf day, while the girls enjoyed a spa day. It was so fun to incorporate different events into the vacation.

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

I purchased my gown from Miosa Bride in Sacramento. I really wanted something simple and timeless.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal? 

We are big foodies so had really fun food stations at the wedding. Guests had their choice of things like hurricane fries, wok fried chowmein, taco stations and shaved ice. Food was important to both of us so we didn’t want to do anything traditional.

Also, my husband’s Mom hand dyed the ribbon for my bouquet, and she made all of our table runners.

What was the most memorable part of the day? 

The whole day was stress free thanks to our amazing team of vendors. Good vendors and a wedding coordinator are key to a relaxing day! We both felt really present for the wedding, which was so refreshing. Our sunset photos were pretty amazing, and the sunset in general that night was gorgeous. We ate delicious food, and danced the night away with our friends and family, I would say everything was memorable!

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Tom and I met through mutual friends at a BBQ, about 7 years before we started dating. Then, 7 years later, at a friend’s wedding, we had a spark, shared a few dances and started dating. Tom proposed to me in Bodega Bay, on the beach. Bodega Bay is our favorite vacation spot, so it is very sweet and really special to share that memory with a place we will continue to vacation at for years. He even had a photographer (hiding) there to capture the moment.

Wedding Planner: Alluring Events + Design // Photography: Rochelle Wilhelms Photography // Florals: Blooms by Brooke // Wedding Planner: Couture Events // Invitations: Throne Invitations // Stationery: A Fabulous Fete // Venue: Olowalu Plantation House // Videography: Classic City Films // Calligraphy: Wild Precision // DJ: DJ Boomshot // Hair + Makeup: Heather Ellison Beauty // Rentals & Decor: Hawaiian Style Event Rentals / La Tavola // Catering: Three’s Catering // Dessert: Ululanis