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Victoria and Evan currently reside in California but their roots and hearts are in Texas. Their wedding day at Camp Lucy, a sprawling 275 acre ranch hosts several stunning ceremony sites, but the couple chose to exchange vows under the canopy of ancient live oaks, aptly named Sacred Oaks. These trees, which are native to Texas, had a wide spreading canopy with limbs reaching all the way to the ground. The dense greenery was the perfect backdrop for Victoria’s deep red color scheme. Planner Tara Blackwell played up the stunning palette beautifully adding pinks and crimson in the show-stopping floral creations by Floral Affairs Unlimited. The arbor is a a sight to behold with so many roses we literally CAN NOT get over it! Lucky for us, Jenny McCann worked her photo-genius behind the lens capturing every stunning detail. Enjoy!

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What made the wedding special and unique?

The ceremony under the beautiful oak trees. Evan’s cousin put together a special touching ceremony serving as officiant!

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

I had looked on Pinterest at dresses and knew what I liked, but the dresses I was pinning ended up being way over my budget. I thought I wasn’t going to get the dress of my dreams, but then I found it! The designer is Alon Livne. I bought it at Mia Bridal in Houston. It was my second trip to try on wedding dresses and I knew it was the one right away!

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

We displayed bridal portraits and our engagement photos around the reception area. Our guest favors were Texas and Canada themed cookies cutters because Victoria is from Texas and Evan is from Canada/Texas. The maid of honor’s mother, who has known Victoria since she was 3, put extra effort in all the floral arrangement and the results blew everyone away. Also having Evan’s cousin officiate the ceremony made the ceremony so special.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We met in college. We were both studying chemical engineering at the University of Texas in Austin. We didn’t date in college, even though we caught each other’s eye. After a brief year apart, we reconnected in Houston, where our earlier friendship turned into more. Then followed the two best years of our life, which saw our family grow four strong (us, plus our cat Dumbledore and dog Gandalf). Our engagement was such a surprise for Victoria, as Evan leveraged Victoria’s friends to plan a fake night out, only to be surprised with an engagement at Houston’s Hermann park. Photo evidence proved Victoria was completely caught off guard.

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There are several ceremony sites on this sprawling 275 acre Ranch but Victoria and Evan chose to exchange vows under the canopy of ancient live oaks, aptly named Sacred Oaks. These trees, which are native to Texas, had a wide spreading canopy with limbs reaching all the way to the ground. The dense greenery was the perfect backdrop for Victoria’s deep red color scheme.

Victoria and Evan currently reside in California but their roots and hearts are in Texas. For Victoria especially, it was really about these special trees and I tried to incorporate them in as many details and portraits as possible. They could not have chosen a more perfect setting to represent their love of nature and the Texas Hill country.

Victoria and Evan Mini Movie from David Rabalais, Randy Diddly on Vimeo.

Photography: Jenny McCann // Wedding Planning: Tara Blackwell // Floral: Floral Affairs Unlimited // Venue: Camp Lucy// Wedding Dress: Alon Livne // Bridal Salon: Mia Bridal Couture // Video: Randy Diddly // Cake: Coco Paloma// Hair/Makeup Artist: Lola Beauty // Catering: Whim Hospitality // Film Processing: Indie Film Lab // Groom Attire: Hugo Boss// Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

photography @jennymccann // wedding planning @camplucyoncreek // venue @camplucyoncreek

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Noel and Jeff’s whimsical garden wedding is beyond adorable. Set in couple’s hometown of Philadelphia, at the french restaurant Le Cheri, the boho-inspired ceremony took place in the courtyard atop a collection of oriental rugs from the bride’s family. The flower girls threw colorful pom-poms instead of petals and the bridal part consisting of the bride’s 4 sisters and 5 friends wore mix-and-match long gowns. Texture Florals created the bride’s stunning peach rose floral crown, wild bouquet and lovely headpieces on the bridal party and flower girls. The electric blue custom suit worn by Jeff adds a pop of color that we absolutely love. Pat Robinson Photography was behind the lens capturing the day in his signature photo journalistic style which captures all the authentic joy of Noel and Jeff’s big day. We know you guys are going to love it!

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from the bride: Jeff proposed to me in NYC while walking around the village. It was a complete surprise, although looking back there were all the signs of a proposal…rose champagne, swanky hotel, romantic brunch and walk. We agreed that night on a small guest list and an intimate garden ceremony.

We live and work in center city Philadelphia. A small city wedding felt right to us. Le Cheri is a classic French restaurant in the Art Alliance building on Rittenhouse Square. The Alliance has rotating galleries throughout the mansion. I have a design background and loved the idea of being immersed in art on my wedding day.

A whimsical and romantic garden wedding was what I envisioned. I hired Pat Robinson Photography to capture the day. I did some research and decided on Pat, a photographer who was different from the norm. He was that and so much more. We were taking photos in wall-papered bathrooms, in alleys, and in the front of nearby buildings that offered the perfect city backdrop, nothing run-of-the-mill. He made us feel at ease yet pushed us to get the right photos.

My mother’s friend Jane Fairorth is a calligrapher and designed the letterpress invitations. I chose a floral envelope liner from a graphic designer on Etsy.

I used my family’s vintage oriental rugs as an aisle on the patio of the restaurant for the ceremony. Our nieces and nephews threw colorful pom poms instead of flower petals. My 4 sisters and 5 best friends were my bridesmaids.

A string band played for the ceremony and cocktail hour. Jeff’s best friend from college married us in a hand-fasting ceremony. We tied our hands together using lace from wedding dresses the women in my family were married in.

I get weekly deliveries from the “flwry,” a floral delivery service, and love the romantic style of their floral arrangements. I begged Nicole to do the flowers for my wedding – it was her first. She made flower arrangements, crowns and garlands.

I wore two Nicole Miller gowns. My best friend from college is a senior designer for Nicole Miller. She designed my party dress and the hand-cut lace kimono I wore over my ceremony gown. The ceremony gown was silk, the party dress was embroidered with sequins and ostrich feathers. I wore gold Manolo Blahnik mules. Jeff wore a custom electric blue suit.

We honeymooned in France and Spain directly afterwards.

Photographer:  Pat Robinson Photography // Floral Designer: Texture Florals // Calligraphy: Jane Fairorth // Event Venue: Le Cheri // Dress Designer: Nicole Miller // Hair Stylist: Running With Scissors Beauty Salon // Makeup: Ari Drive // Shoes: Monolo Blahnik // String Band: Rittenhouse Music

 

Krystle and Richard’s day was a modern wedding celebration with a focus on tradition. With the help of Keestone Events, a Cathedral-like wedding was planned with a classic dinner reception at Renaissance Dallas to follow. Navy and rose gold make for a fresh palette and punchy pink florals by Everly Alaine Florals in the bridal party and centerpieces add a punchy visual twist. Bethany Erin was the professional behind the lens capturing all the gorgeous images below.

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From the bride: Prior to planning, I envisioned having a modern wedding mixed cohesively with tradition. I knew that I’ve always wanted to get married in a Cathedral-like church, with a fun dinner/dance reception to follow.

When deciding on wedding colors, we wanted something clean and classy. Our take on the classic black & white was navy & rose gold. We included just enough DIY in our wedding to make it personalized, but not overwhelm us with a lot of work, from the escort cards & table numbers that we cut, wrote, and embossed to the agate place cards written in calligraphy.

I knew I wanted something different when it came to our wedding cake (or should I say cakes). Instead of one huge cake, I wanted 3 smaller ones, each artfully decorated differently, yet cohesive when side by side. Our bakery was awesome! True artists and best tasting cakes ever!

I was so happy with the results of all our wedding planning! The whole day was filled with special moments. If I had to pick one, I’d say my favorite moment was our dance intro going into the reception. We both love to dance, and I feel that our hype really set the energetic tone for the rest of our guests, which lasted the whole night!

Photography: Bethany Erin // Planner: Keestone Events// Florist: Everly Alaine Florals // Invitations: Zazzle // Reception: Renaissance Dallas // Menus: NorthSaltStudio // Videography: Jonathon Link// Hair + Makeup: Natalia Issa// DJ: Jason Esquire // Cakes: Haute Sweet Patisserie // Lighting: Discovery Lighting // Photo Booth: Flock Together Fotobooth // Rentals: Big D Party Rentals // Popsicles: Steel City Pops // Groom’s Suit: Suit Supply // Bridal Gown: Simone Carvalli

 

Audrey and Austin’s wedding day is filled with a vibrant palette ranging from lilac to blush to tomato red to magenta all set against the regal backdrop of The Castle at RockwallLizzie Bees Flower Shoppe executed stunning rose-filled florals throughout the event including stunning mantle garland, a lush bouquet and bold centerpieces. A modern cake by Say it with Sugar and the images by the wonderful Erica Mae Photography  capture all the details and the couple’s delight.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Definitely the venue! The Castle at Rockwall had so much to offer, it really was a no-brainer! And something that made it very special to me personally, was having one of my best friends and bridesmaids doing my makeup and another bridesmaid’s mother doing all of the coordinating. My bridesmaid, Gabrielle, made me feel like the prettiest girl in the world that day, and she killed it on my hairstyle! And Cindy, our wedding coordinator handled every detail perfectly. I would have been lost without these two on my wedding day!

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

I was not at all expecting to buy a dress that day, but we walked into Mockingbird Bridal in Dallas and it was right there in front of me on a mannequin and I said that’s it! I want to try that on first! And of course I loved it, but everyone else wanted me to keep trying things on, but I put that dress back on at the end of the appointment and told them to ring it up! That was my dress and I simply fell in love with it!

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What were some touches added to make the wedding personal? 

The personal touches were all over the place for me, I picked out everything and I made all of the decisions. But the flowers were pretty personal to me; my grandmother who passed away this year and her daughter (my aunt) loved flowers and bright colors. So when I looked at the flowers, it made me think of the ones I love. And Lizzie Bees did an amazing job making my requests come to life!

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What was the most memorable part of the day? 

The most memorable part of the day was probably right when Austin and I sat down to eat, and both looked at each other and said Phew! That went way better than we thought it would! We were both so stressed out trying to get everything done and it still amazes us how perfectly everything went! We loved every minute of seeing everyone we loved in the same room and we are so grateful for all of the amazing people in our lives.

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Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Austin and I met while I was at Texas A&M getting my bachelors degree. He was up visiting with my bridesmaid Gabrielle’s now husband. We have been inseparable since then! My proposal was the biggest surprise ever, and I am a “surprise ruiner” so I do not know how he pulled this off. He proposed after the finale of the huge firework show my uncle and my cousins put on every 4th of July. He really did an amazing job, and my family can be a little intimidating sometimes so I was truly shocked! I, of course, said yes! And I have honestly never felt so special than I did that day, up until my wedding day!

Photographer: Erica Mae Photography // Florist: Lizzie Bees Flower Shoppe // Invitations: Minted // Venue: The Cast at Rockwall // Cake: Say it with Sugar // DJ: David Allen Events // Film Lab: Photovision

photographer @ericamaephotography // florist @lizziebeesflowershoppe // invitations @minted // venue @thecastleatrockwall //

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We’re loving the moody romance of Sofia and Adam’s industrial wedding at Liberty Warehouse. The couple, both from New York, loved the idea of saying their vows with the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop. Designed and styled by the Grey Collective member Bespoke Only, the event details were warm and intimate including chalkboard lettering by Papersoul and whimsical tablescapes with florals by Peartree Flowers. The team enlisted the skills of Pat Furey behind the lens and the gorgeous photos are all below for your viewing. Enjoy!

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From the bride: Adam and I knew we wanted to get married at the Liberty Warehouse the moment we stepped foot inside. Its raw industrial space allowed us to bring in personal touches that felt unique to who we are as a couple. We are both from New York so we loved the idea of saying our vows with the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop.

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Our hope for our wedding was to create a magical evening that felt intimate, romantic and warm, and each and every decision was made to this end.  To achieve this vision, we brought on Melissa Lee from Bespoke Only who went above and beyond in every way possible. Together, we began by choosing a neutral, but warm color palette made up of cream, pewter, and dusty rose. We spent a ton of time strategizing the proper lighting for the vibe we were after. Ultimately we relied mostly on fairy lights and many different types of candles. Julia from Papersoul did hand calligraphy on the mirrors and various chalkboards, welcoming our guests to our happily ever after, and inviting them to share in our favorite cocktails. We worked with Peartree to create whimsical yet classic tablescapes complete with center pieces made up of seasonal foliage with smaller pops of color, and sprinkled with berries for added texture. We placed whole pomegranates and heirloom pumpkins on each of the tables and bars. Pat Furey and Claire Hudson (photography), and Hello Super Studios (film) were there to capture every moment.

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I will never forget walking into the reception for the first time after having just been introduced as husband and wife. So many glowing, loving faces welcomed us into that magical room, it felt like a dream. We could not have hoped for anything more. We are so grateful to our friends and family for making it all possible, and we will treasure the memories, photos and videos for many, many years to come.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

The Liberty Warehouse is a raw industrial space which allowed us to showcase our personality through the choices we made on decor. Collaborating with our incredibly talented vendors, we were able to create an understated ambiance that was both romantic and welcoming to our guests. We dangled fairy lights along the ceiling, and lit candles throughout the entire space to further the enchanting vibe. And amongst this magical environment, the band was able to get everyone on their feet to dance the night away.

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

My wedding gown was made by Oscar de la Renta, and the combination of lace, floral appliques and delicate beaded touches added a romantic and vintage flair that I was instantly drawn to.

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What was the most memorable part of the day?

Walking into the reception for the first time, being announced as the new Mr. and Mrs. Handler, is a memory and feeling that we will cherish forever. As our best friends and treasured family welcomed us into a space that reflected the efforts of two years of wedding planning, the love in the room was palpable. When we heard the first musical notes of “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray La Montagne, for our first dance as a married couple, we knew that this would be the best night of our lives!

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Tell us how you met and became engaged.

The Groom’s Version: We went to Washington University in St. Louis together during which period I was repeatedly turned down for coffee dates by Sofia. After graduation, since there were so few eligible bachelors back in NYC where we both ended up, she finally conceded to let me take her out for our first date.

The Bride’s Version: We went to Washington University in St. Louis for a full four years together without ever having crossed paths. Just days after graduation, when we were both living in NYC, we were introduced by mutual friends at a bar. Adam’s good looks and wit earned him an invitation to an upcoming party Sofia was hosting, and the rest was history.

Either way, a mere five years later, Adam planned the most magical proposal to Sofia in Paris and she said yes, without a doubt!

Photography: Pat Furey // Design & Styling: Bespoke Only // Floral: Peartree Flowers // Stationery Calligraphy: Jess Platt Co // Chalkboard Lettering: Papersoul // Venue: Liberty Warehouse  // Cinematography: Hello Super Studio // Band: Russ Bennett from Hank Lane // Bride’s Dress: Oscar de la Renta // Hair & Makeup: Personal Friends // Hair: Ali Ozel // Makeup: Ross Barry // Cake: Laurent Dupal / Ceci Cela