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Bride Kelly drew inspiration from favorite movies and television shows—like Little Women and Downton Abbey—for the styling of her wedding her wedding to groom Matthew. So, the couple enlisted Cibi Events to turn Legare Warring House into an English garden and with the help of floral genius The Purple Magnolia, the result was spectacular. Every last detail is filled to the brim with roses and we’re loving it. Kelly’s minimalist gown is by Theia, letterpress invitations are by Aerialist Press and beautiful photographs are by Caroline Ro.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

It was important to Matthew and me that our wedding reflect our individual personalities and our interests as a couple. I drew a lot of inspiration from my childhood and favorite movies and television shows (including Little Women and Downton Abbey.) I wanted the wedding to feel as if our guests were strolling through an English garden, and I felt as if our ceremony and reception space perfectly reflected that! (All thanks to the fabulous CiBi Events and Purple Magnolia)

Another aspect of the wedding that was important to us was our dinner. Both Matthew and I enjoy sharing meals with our families and friends. Our family style dinner allowed us to recreate the feeling of a huge family dinner made even more special among candlelight, flowers, and drapery. It was so special to look out from the head table and watch our families laugh, chat, and mingle.

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

I was so excited to go shopping for my dress, and I had in mind a bohemian/loose fitting style dress. Everyone tells you that your wedding dress will never be what you initially have in mind, and it’s very true! I shopped at two stores in Charleston, SC, and I found my dress at the second store we visited.

After trying on multiple dresses, my sister picked a classic style dress with a sweetheart neckline. I was shocked at how much I liked the clean silhouette. The bridal consultant then pulled the unassuming Theia gown I chose. As soon as I slipped on the dress, I loved how elegant and sophisticated I felt. I felt like myself but older and more mature – in a good way. The very next day, I returned to the shop to ensure my first reaction held true, and it did! I would suggest to other brides that they have an open mind when trying on dresses. Also – don’t forget the ability to customize! I love that I wore a lace topper for the ceremony which made the dress feel even more bridal to me.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

Matthew and I are lucky that so many women in our families are creative and artistically talented! My mom embroidered pillows with forget-me-nots to recognize my grandmother who battled Alzheimer’s disease. Matthew’s sister custom made two signs that were both showcase pieces for our ceremony and reception. Matthew’s mother painted and hand-drew many smaller signs for our wedding and rehearsal dinner. We also included family photos inside Legare Waring House which allowed us to remember our entire families. Now we are able to showcase these signs and photos in our home, and they will always remind us of our wedding day.

Additionally, Matthew and I love music, and it was important that our music choices reflected our personal interests. The song I walked down the aisle to (“For the Beauty of the Earth”) was one of my favorite church hymns and was also featured in Little Women. We also used the same DJ that our friends had used in their weddings, so it was great to relive those memories!

Another feature that became personal was the first layer of our wedding cake! Matthew’s parents also had Italian Creme Cake as their wedding cake.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

There were so many memorable parts! However, one sticks out in my mind. As soon as we finished family photos, Matthew and I sneaked back inside the house and went into the library which overlooked the courtyard. It was very special to peek out through the window and watch as our family and friends visited with each other and enjoyed cocktail hour. We loved having a quiet moment to ourselves prior to joining everyone. Our caterer spoiled us with some of our passed hors d’oeuvres which made the moment even better.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Matthew and I met through Matthew’s sister SaraBeth. Matthew attended Clemson University, but he had an internship in Columbia, South Carolina my freshman year at the University of South Carolina. One night a few of my friends headed over to Matthew’s apartment to celebrate the end of the year, and the rest is history! We dated for seven years (many of those long distance) prior to becoming engaged.

Our engagement seemed like a dream to me! Matthew planned a date night in August during the middle of the week. He suggested we walk along Sullivan’s Island, SC (a place we frequented while we dated), and then afterwards we would get a drink at one of our favorite restaurants. The day he planned to ask me, my cat became seriously ill (he’s now recovered), and Matthew almost backed off his plan, but I’m glad he didn’t!

As we walked down the beach, I noticed a photographer taking photos of three young girls dancing. I mentioned to Matthew that my sister and I had our photographs taken on the beach as a Father’s Day gift when we were young. As we walked closer to the girls, I noticed a huge heart drawn in the sand with white flowers and three signs that said “Kelly, will you?” Just moments before Matthew proposed, his mom and dad set up everything for the surprise.

Everything around me disappeared, and I had a hard time paying attention to what he was saying! The photographer was actually for us, and the young girls dancing were visiting from France. I’ll never forget that moment.

kelly and matty from Gabrielle Powell on Vimeo.

Planning & Design: Cibi Events // Photographer: Caroline Ro // Flowers: The Purple Magnolia // Invitations: Aerialist Press // Venue: Legare Warring House // Dress Designer: Theia // Dress: Gown Collective (Formerly Fabulous Frocks) // Hair & Makeup: Ash & Co // Escort Cards: Candlefish // Cake: Cakes by Kasarda // Catering & Bar: Cru Catering // DJ: Dragon Entertainment // Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals // Rentals: Ooh Events // Ceremony Musicians: Charleston Virtuosi


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Aimee wanted her wedding to Ted be a “love letter to our relationship.” The couple, both Filipino with a love of food and travel, personalized every last detail of the menu and experience for their guests at Early Mountain Vineyards. Hosting a fall wedding was a priority for the couple and they selected a venue overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains playing up the lush foliage and color palette it offered. Florals were by The Posey Detail and floral invitations by Citrus Co. and the beauty of the day is beautifully captured in these images by Elizabeth Fogarty.

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What made the wedding special and unique? 

I wanted our wedding to be a “love letter to our relationship”. At our core, Ted and I are consummate hosts, foodies and world travelers. We saw our wedding as the opportunity to share our personality and the experiences that shaped us as a couple with our guests. Every decision was purposefully made to craft a thoughtfully curated experience. Hosting a fall wedding was at the top of our list. It is our favorite season and I knew the lush, saturated tones of the fall foliage would be the perfect backdrop for our wedding. I was also remarkably picky about our venue because it would set the tone for our day. It was important to me that our guests experienced different moments of our day in different spaces. We selected Early Mountain Vineyards for that exact reason. We hosted cocktail hour in the beautifully decorated Tasting Room and the reception and ceremony in the Event Hall. Our wedding was held in the evening so the venue took on a lovely romantic glow that made our fall wedding dreams come true.

The food was also a top priority for us. Ted and I are both Filipino and food is a defining aspect of our culture. We also plan our trips around food! We worked with a local caterer to create a completely custom menu and curated cocktail selection. I worked for months and months researching recipes to pinpoint exactly what we wanted. We selected a menu that was elevated, yet comfortable. One of my favorite moments was seeing our guests take to our cocktail selection and enjoy the Aperol Spritz. We love turning people on to new foods and experiences.

With delicious food and the haze of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background, our wedding was the most perfectly, imperfect day.

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

I wore the Watters Alice gown in ivory. It was actually one of the first dresses I tried on. I tried it first at a boutique in Georgetown, DC and then again at Love Couture Bridal in Potomac, MD. I am notoriously a more conservative dresser so I was surprised when I fell in love with the form fitting silhouette of the Alice gown. It made me feel beautiful, elegant and just a little bit sexy. The modern, graphic lace detail was my favorite feature.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal? 

Our wedding was all about the special touches. My favorites were:

Our wedding cake topper was handmade by my mother. Baking and fondant work have been become a great hobby of hers. She recreated the magnolia flowers from our invitation suite.

Matchbox favor: As a designer, I’m a huge proponent of function over form. I wanted to give something to our guests that would be both useful and remind them of our special day. Ted and I love to collect matchboxes from restaurants. We designed two matchboxes to give a nod to the wedding and our love of Washington, DC.

Playing New Orleans jazz during cocktail hour: New Orleans is a city the holds a special place in both of our hearts. We visit every year. During cocktail hour, we played New Orleans jazz to pay homage to our favorite foodie paradise.

Bridesmaid dresses: I am a huge fan of the mismatched bridesmaid dress trend. I think it elevates the concept of matching dresses to look more purposeful and gives each bridesmaid the opportunity to share their personality. At the time, it was really difficult to find what I wanted in bridal salons. I had selected a dusty, slate blue color and no one had that color let alone varieties of that blue. In addition to wanting shades of this hard-to-find blue, I wanted each girl to wear different textures. A lot of conditions, I know! But I had a vision. I scoured the sale section of Nordstrom.com and purchased a variety of dusty, slate blue dresses that fit the bill. I set up a bridal salon in my own apartment and treated my bridesmaid to a homemade brunch. They selected their exact dresses for our wedding and my vision came to life. Each girl is wearing a different fabric/texture and I love the look of them together.

My veil: My veil was a nod to my favorite design era: Art Deco. I selected a custom-made Juliet Cap style veil to blend together the modern look of my dress and soft, romantic design of our wedding.

What was the most memorable part of the day? 

The outpouring of love and support we felt throughout the entire day. Given that our wedding was a destination for all of our guests, we were so grateful for those who traveled near and far to celebrate with us. It truly was the best day of our lives.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Ted and I met right after college in April 2011 but our stories differ. I will say we met through a mutual friend while Ted says we met at a local bar.

One of the first things Ted learned about me was my love for food and design. The Kennedy Center is my favorite building in DC and they host a Sunday brunch in their Roof Terrace restaurant. I took Ted years ago to share one of my favorite DC experiences. Fast forward to 2017, Ted had slyly suggested that we go again in May. The day he proposed was a miserable, rainy day. I wasn’t sure I wanted to go anymore but Ted was adamant. We arrived at the top of the Kennedy Center and Ted asked me to go out on the roof terrace (in the rain) which I found so odd. (He had hired a college friend turned photographer to capture our proposal.) To my surprise, he got down on one knee and popped the question! It was a beautiful, special moment between the two of us that I’ll remember forever. Afterwards, we had brunch with our families who met for the first time.

Aimee & Ted // November 4th, 2017 from Altamira Film Co. on Vimeo.

Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty // Month of Coordinator: Dream Defined Events // Flowers: The Posey Detail // Invitations: Citrus Co // Venue: Early Mountain Vineyards // Dress: Love Couture Bridal (Watters- Alice gown) // Makeup and hair: First Look Artistry // Tux: The Black Tux // Catering: C&O catering // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box


Izolda and Razvan’s Italian wedding is filled with old-world romance. The intimate celebration at Villa Le Due Torrette was planned by Fairy Italy and focused on the comfort and enjoyment of the family and guests. As with most Italian Villa weddings, the decor is built in and the team of vendors including florist FioriGraphia kept the details to a minimum introducing a just a sprinkle of lilac and lavender hues. The bride’s Berta gown and  cathedral length veil are a total show-stopper and we’re loving all the portraits of the couple on the grounds captured in the images of the day by photographer Slava Mishura.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

A special atmosphere was created by the chamber format of the wedding. It was a family celebration, where everyone met and talked to each other, and we were able to devote time to each guest. Many guests afterwards noted that there was a pleasant feeling that the celebration was organized for them. Chambery has created a very pleasant and comfortable atmosphere for everyone.

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

I found the dress in Italy, wedding salon “Le Spose Di Milano”. This was the second dress that I tried on, after I tried a few more but I did not want anything else and I did not go to any other salons. For fitting in Milan, I came from Monaco (where I lived) with my friends. The girls were crying during the fitting. Unfortunately on this day with me there was no mom. But my mother was able to come to the last fitting and she was very excited during it. And at that moment the first time I realized that I’m getting married, this is when I wore a dress and a salon employee dressed me with a veil. It was an extraordinary moment!

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

Little details, which we thought through with wedding planner, were very memorable to the guests. Little gifts, mirror seating chart, colors we used, dress for my girls, bow-tie for the guys. All details are joined together.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

The most memorable moment of the wedding for me was on my way out with Dad. He came to my room. We went down the stairs and I saw the two of us in the mirror. I started crying. And of course the moment with Razvan, when we stood during the ceremony. It seemed to us that we were alone together and there was no one around. The moment of our unity.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

This is very funny, because the first unofficial proposal I received by phone. At that time we lived in different countries and Razvan really wanted me to move closer. I took the offer by phone as a joke. Usually, we saw each other once a month and the next time I came to Amsterdam, I already guessed that he had prepared a ring for me. On the day of my arrival, we went for a walk. There were a lot of people in the city. But knowing that he is very shy and will not make the proposal in a public place, every time we were alone (in the garden full of bloomed sakura, on the Ferris Wheel on Dam Square), I always thought “Well, now!” Every moment turned out to be wrong and in the end, I was tired of thinking about it. We were in a public park and watched the ducks. At some point, he said “Look!” pointing to the family of ducklings. I turned away to look, and when I turned back to him, he was already holding the ring in his hands.

Despite the fact that I was waiting for this moment all day, it was unexpected!

Photographer: Slava Mishura // Wedding Planner: Fairy Italy // Floral Designer: FioriGraphia // Calligrapher: Anya Tsymbal // Wedding Venue: Villa Le Due Torrette // Makeup & Hair: Anna Konopleva // Rings: Cartier // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Dress: Berta // Showman: Serghei Abalin // Film lab: Carmencita Film Lab


Tara and Adam took the reigns on their own wedding planning and—with some help from our friend Instagram—they perfectly customized their Hampton’s nuptials at Wolffer Estate. As luck would have it, it rained on the couple’s big day, but they “were determined to still embrace the beyond gorgeous vineyard setting which meant walking through the rain (and a little mud!)” Rain-or-shine, Tara and Adam’s day is lovely and their extensive vendor research paid off with beautiful paper by Sesame Letterpress, gathered florals by Roses & Rice and photography by Alexander Thomas who perfectly captured the serendipity of the rainy day in these images.

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What made the wedding special and unique? 

First and foremost the location was very special to us as we have spent a lot of time together as a couple in the Hamptons and we both have childhood memories of Eastern Long Island.  One of our earliest trips together as a couple was New Years 2015/2016 that we spent out there … this was actually the weekend we “fell in love” and knew we were going to marry one another (even though we didn’t tell each other that weekend, ha!).  We spent New Years Day 2016 drinking champagne at Wolffer Estate, it was perfect.

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

The dress was from an up and coming French wedding designer Rime Arodaky.  Tara has worked in the fashion industry for 10+ years and never wanted a traditional style wedding dress.  After living in Paris for a short period of time, Tara holds all things French near and dear so when she came across Rime on a blog she knew she wanted to wear something from her collection.  Tara only went to one dress shop (The Mews showroom) and tried on 3 Rime dresses.  It took about 15 minutes and Tara instantly knew this was the dress.  She loved how it looked like a skirt and top … and the buttons down the front felt incredibly sophisticated and vintage.  It made her feel like the “bride” in a cool, laid-back, elegant way.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal? 

Everything!  Honestly Wolffer Estate hosts a lot of weddings (they are booked every weekend May, June, September and October) and has a long list of preferred vendors to work with … but we wanted it to feel like “our” wedding and not just another wedding out in the Hamptons.  So we spent a lot of time in the Instagram “black hole” researching vendors that looked and felt like our vibe starting with the photography and then followed by the flowers.  We did not have a wedding planner so every detail was our own.

Some of the personal highlights were the letter pressed coasters on everyone’s place setting that Tara’s mom individually wrapped with ribbon the week of the wedding and the laser cut menus hand crafted by a family friend.

Perhaps the best touch was the guests’ welcome bags … Tara used to work for Outdoor Voices and all of the guests received a pair of sweats in their welcome bag that many wore to the Sunday brunch (including Tara, Adam and Tara’s dad!) as well as a box of famous Tate’s Southhampton cookies.

What was the most memorable part of the day? 

This is a tough question … the highlights include our vows that we wrote (Tara almost had a teary meltdown!), the speeches from Tara’s father, Adam’s brother and Tara’s best friend, and both of our parents crushing the hora.  We would both agree though the most memorable moment was walking from the Wolffer House (where we stayed with family) through the vineyard to the estate.  As luck would have it, it rained on our wedding day … but we were determined to still embrace the beyond gorgeous vineyard setting which meant walking through the rain (and a little mud!) to the wedding.  Good thing Tara ordered 20 large white umbrellas the week of the wedding … they look amazing in the photos :)

Coming full circle, we along with about 30 of our friends walked back to the Wolffer house after the wedding through the muddy, wet vineyard with nothing but the moonlight guiding the way.  The evening ended with us all jumping in the pool (Adam in his wedding gear!), drinking champagne and eating lots of pizza.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We met on Bumble!  Funny enough Adam “extended” our match since it was about to expire and Tara had not messaged him within the 24 hour period (so many rules!).

Adam proposed about 15 months after we first met in Tribeca on a side street near the Greenwich Hotel.   Tara used to live in Tribeca and her parents still do so it is a place near and dear to her … Adam wanted it to be a surprise so he told Tara they had lunch reservations with a work colleague at Locanda Verdi (the restaurant in the hotel) although instead of having the cab drop us off in front, Adam stopped the car on a side street and popped the question.  We then went over to the hotel for the evening to celebrate and have a ‘staycation.’  Since both of our parents live in the city, they each came over to celebrate the big day.

Photography: Alexander Thomas // On Site Coordinator: Sue Calden (With Wolffer Estates) // Planning: All done by Adam & Tara // Stationery: Sesame Letterpress // Florals: Roses & Rice // Venue: Wolffer Estate // Dress: Rime Arodaky // Dress Salon: The Mews Bridal // Suit: Michael Andrews Bespoke // Catering/Cake: Fresh Flavors // DJ: DJ Dave from Jarrell Entertainment // Ceremony/Live Cocktail Music: Jason Liebman


Lindsay and Brad loved the idea of a destination wedding where friends and family spent an entire weekend getting to know one another. With Palm Springs as their chosen location, Stone Eagle Golf Club was a natural choice of venue with it’s spectacular mountain views. Lindsay loves neutrals and settled on a palette of blush, mauve, maroon, deep purples and grays and planner COJ Events implemented the pared-back hues in fabulous fashion. A casual elegance underlies the design in the both the outdoor ceremony and garden reception and florals by Arrangements Floral and Party Design are spilling from every detail. Stationery is by Union Street Paper, cake by Exquisite Desserts and it’s all captured by Birds of a Feather Photography.

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Why did you choose Palm Springs/Desert Area as your wedding destination?

Brad and I really wanted a destination wedding. We loved the idea of our friends and family spending a few days together and really getting to know each other. Zika quickly limited our options, as we loved the idea of hot and sunny location! Palm Springs came to mind as it’s such a manageable destination and a lot of our guests had never been; it seemed perfect. Also, I loved the idea of being able to quickly fly down from SF for any wedding meetings; it made the planning process so much easier.

About 12 years ago, when I was working at Merrill Lynch, I assisted with an event at Stone Eagle Golf Club. From that day forward, that venue always stuck out in my mind. If you’ve been there, you know why. The views are spectacular. The venue sits upon these amazing mountains, and it is extremely unique. When we started looking I knew we had to check it out. And bonus, they had just redone the restaurant where we had cocktails and the reception, which is completely stunning. We spent a full day in Palm Springs venue hunting, and Stone Eagle was our last spot to check out. The minute we walked in, we knew. It really takes your breath away. We really wanted a unique venue, something different. And Stone Eagle was just that. You also get to head up the mountain in these sporty Jeep safari vehicles (the guests loved it!).

What colors/themes/diy/handmade elements did you include on your wedding day? How did COJ help?

I love neutral tones and my favorite season is fall so I tried to marry those two for the overall theme/color palette for the wedding. Blush, mauve, maroon, deep purples, greys also some greenery. My bouquet was this amazing airy and wispy creation with lovely fall neutrals of wild flowers, roses, dahlias, and anemones with a cascading nude ribbon. The bridesmaids had a smaller version also with a ribbon, I loved the look the neutral ribbons. I wanted the boutonnieres to be succulents; I thought it was such a cool way to bring the desert to the wedding and they looked so sharp against the tuxes.

One of my favorite elements was the escort card display. As my venue is not traditional, there was no clear separation between cocktails and dinner. We decided to use the escort card display to divide the two areas. Luna, at Arrangements (who is a genius) said she would create something with linen/drape and velvet ribbons. Seeing her work before, I trusted her but also had no idea what this would look like. It was STUNNING. It was DREAMY. We loved it so much we ended up moving it as the photo booth backdrop after dinner.

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

I’ve loved fashion from the moment I was born and was extremely excited when it came time to look for the dress. However, I had no idea what I was looking for. I did not have a real vision in mind, but there were a couple details I had to have: lace, a deep v and something unique. I had almost finalized on this beautiful long sleeve lace number when my girlfriend and I spotted this whimsical fairy tale dress that had butterflies (never thought I would end on a dress with butterflies!). She said, “Try it on for fun”. So I did, and that was it. My dress was the Francesca Miranda Aurora dress. It’s a-line with a deep v. It has embroidered silk butterflies and Swarovski crystals sewn on the bodice. The details are one of a kind. It also has a gorgeous French lace underskirt with layers of Italian tulle on top. It was romantic, and perfect for Palm Springs. However, I customized it. I wanted the tulle removable so I could experience that princess bridal feeling and also something a little sleeker. I also opened up the tulle in the front so you got more of a glimpse of the stunning lace skirt. I wore the tulle for the ceremony and cocktails.

It was a lot of dress so I opted for no veil and minimal jewelry. I wore a simple pair of diamond studs, one of the diamonds was from my great grandmother’s engagement ring, very special. I also wore my mom’s diamond tennis bracelet, which my sister also wore on her wedding day. For the shoes, I also knew they had to be simple, but I wanted some sparkle, obviously! I went with Stuart Weitzman Nudist (in the tallest heel!), in platinum lame. The best part of those shoes, I have worn them many times post wedding.

What was your favorite part of your wedding day?

Our favorite moment was cocktails (seems crazy) but that was the first time we could let loose, say hello to our friends and family and really start enjoying the evening as a married couple. The setting was perfect, a cotton candy sunset on top of a mountain with 110 of our best friends and family (with great music and bacon wrapped dates). We loved scanning the crowd and seeing the mixing and matching of guests. Brad’s family talking to Lindsay’s friends and vice versa. Those moments are so special to us and we will always remember it.

How did you fall in love and become engaged?

Brad and I were set up by mutual friends in February of 2015. To be honest, neither of us had high expectations as set ups had not really worked for us in the past. We met at a popular bar in Santa Monica named The Bungalow with a small group. It was an instant connection. We both thought we would end up leaving early that night, however we wound up closing the bar down at 1:30am. The following weekend we spent a weekend in wine country. In August of that year, Brad was offered a job in San Francisco. Taking a big step, he asked me if I would move with him. I said yes and the rest is history.

Brad and I dated for about a year and a half prior the proposal. The proposal happened in Split, Croatia. It was the 2nd night of our 12-day trip. We stayed in the cutest boutique hotel called Villa Split; it only has 9 rooms. Brad had asked the owner to decorate our room with some flowers and add some champagne while we were out at dinner. We later walked back into the room and were greeted with flowers everywhere, champagne and a heart made out of rose petals and chocolate on the bed! I was still clueless and thought it was just a sweet gesture since we had a very nightmare travel experience getting to Croatia. Brad said “I have one more surprise”. He pulled the ring out of his suitcase, (which is another story in itself, almost getting caught with it going through security) got down on one knee and said, “Will you have my babies and marry me?” (yes in that order!).

It was the best night. I was extremely surprised, which I loved. I think that is the best way to get engaged, when you have no idea it’s coming. I couldn’t believe he brought a ring (my dream ring) all the way to Croatia. We were on cloud nine and about to embark on our first international travel experience together for another 10 days. Couldn’t have been better!

What advice do you have for future brides and grooms?

A few pieces of advice…Do not start planning the wedding right after you get engaged. If you have the luxury to have a long engagement, enjoy those first two months and just glow in your happiness. We loved those first few months just celebrating and enjoying life as an engaged couple. Next, EXAMPLES are your friends. When you are researching vendors, have them send examples, so many examples. Do not feel bad about asking for multiple examples. Full photo albums, full wedding videos, florals from previous weddings, etc. They are so helpful in nailing down your favorite. Instagram is a great place to look too! Also do not rush into decisions, if you start early you can take your time and feel 100% about your decision. Last piece, you do not need your photographer that late on the actual day. If you are working with a certain time limit, have them arrive early and leave early (no one wants professional photos past 9:30pm, trust me). Oh and one more, let it all go that weekend. Have fun, take it all in and enjoy it. Fastest weekend of my life, but also the best weekend of my life.

Photography: Birds of a Feather Photography // Wedding Planning: COJ Events // Flowers: Arrangements Floral and Party Design // Stationery: Union Street Paper // Venue: Stone Eagle Golf Club // Brides Dress:  Francesca Miranda // Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo  // Videography: Satellite Pictures // Dessert: Exquisite Desserts // Hair and Makeup: Chelsea Nicole // Photobooth: Classic Photo Booth // Bridesmaid Gift: Madewell Handbag with custom embroidery // Guys Tuxes: The Black Tux // Rentals & Lighting: Arrangements Floral and Party Design // Entertainment: Dart DJ