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Kendall and Luis were married at Eden Gardens in Moorpark, CA in a celebration that blended both their Mexican and American heritage. CMG Weddings & Events led the design incorporating beautiful and romantic white florals by Florals by Isabelle and we’re obsessed with the pineapple theme—a reference to the groom’s last name: Piña. SO adorable. Check out all the pretty details in these gorgeous images by Lucas Rossi Photography

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What made the wedding special and unique?

We were getting married, that alone made the entire thing special and unique to us! Being that my husband’s family is Mexican and mine is primarily American, we had to accommodate for both cultures. While it seemed a bit stressful at first, it’s one of the reasons the wedding was so special. Our ceremony was in English, but incorporated some parts in Spanish. Like a poem by the popular Mexican Poet, Pablo Neruda. We had our DJ play a mixed variety of music including Latin songs, which everyone enjoyed dancing too, even those who claimed, “I don’t know how to dance to this”. The entire thing made it easy for both our families come together and celebrate our wedding.

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

I found it the first day at the second store. I had tried on a lot and somewhat liked a couple of them, but the second I put this one on I knew. The girl helping me knew and she asked me before I left what I thought about this dress, I told her “this is the one” before anyone else saw it. Best part, I didn’t even know what I was looking for, it was nothing like what I thought I’d be wearing, but I couldn’t have dreamed up a better one. The dress is Pronovias from The White Dress in Corona Del Mar.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

My husband’s last name is Piña, which means Pineapple. We decided to add pineapple details throughout the wedding decor. We didn’t want to go overboard with the pineapple touches. For example we used real baby pineapples with tags for our escort cards, pineapples on our signage and napkins! Guests loved the miniature pineapples!

What was the most memorable part of the day?

The entire day was memorable. Our immediate family and most of the wedding party arrived two days before the wedding day, for the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. The following day the men went off to golf, while the ladies went wine tasting. So, our wedding felt more like a three day event, with the actual wedding being the final hurrah. With that said, for the two of us one of the most memorable parts was when we sneaked away, during dinner, to take our sunset photos. Our photographer, Lucas Rossi, really made us feel comfortable and it felt more like a time for us to have fun together, than an actual photo shoot.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We met on a Friday night, at a bar, while celebrating the birthday of my husband’s cousin. Neither one of us wanted to go out that night, but destiny forced us out of our homes and made us cross paths. One year seven months later, we got engaged. Our engagement happened on a Friday evening, at one of our favorite restaurant’s (Beachcombers in Corona Del Mar). We had a long conversation that night, where we discussed our plans for our future and what we each wanted out of life. This was followed by a nice walk along the beach, where my husband popped the question!

Planning/Coordination: CMG Weddings & Events // Photographer: Lucas Rossi Photography // Florist: Florals by Isabelle // Invitation Suite: Paper and Press // Venue: Eden Gardens, Moorpark, CA // Dress Designer: Pronovias // Bridal Salon: The White Dress, Corona Del Mar // Hair and Makeup: Hairstyles by Tasia // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Cake: Cinderella Cakes // Catering: Command Performance Catering // DJ: VIVE // Videography: Rucci Films

 

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Ever wonder what the wedding of a floral industry insider looks like? Well look no further than Shelby and David’s day at Providence Hill Farm. The bride’s sister, and owner of Tulip, filled the day with burgundy dahlias, apricot ranunculus, king preotea and romantic antique garden roses and accented with gorgeous rentals from Lovegood Wedding & Event Rentals. The details were completed with flea-market-finds by the mother-of-the-bride (think hundreds of antique glassware and brass candlesticks). Lucky for us, Beth Morgan Photography was on hand to capture all the lovely boho vibes.

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What made the wedding special and unique? 

Well for starters I work for a floral design company, Tulip Floral + Goods, and it was pretty special to be a part of something that I’ve become so passionate about. Burgundy dahlias, apricot ranunculus, king preotea, romantic antique garden roses were just a few of my favorites. So Lesley Frascogna, my mentor/best friend/sister & owner of Tulip made it happen. She absolutely knocked it out of the park with florals.

We tried to source a lot of the unique decor ourselves. My mom started thrift shopping the second I got engaged. I’m not joking when I say that everyday for almost a year she was in every single flea market remotely close to Jackson. She collected nearly 100 vintage colored drinking glasses & a ridiculous amount of brass candlesticks for the seated dinner at the reception. We indigo dyed table runners the day before the wedding because that’s just what you do, right? The rest of the unique pieces came from Lovegood. I knew from the moment I saw Lauren’s collection of beautiful furniture/decor that she was my answer for everything I envisioned on my wedding day. The antique rugs, lounge furniture, and handmade wooden tables played a huge role in the overall feel of the reception. It was a total dream.

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

I knew I wanted different. I knew I wanted long sleeve. So I was casually stalking Pinterest looking for wedding inspiration when I first found out about BHLDN. The rest is history. I immediately found the dress I wanted and wouldn’t even consider looking around at local dress shops. It was a dusty rose color. It had a high neckline. It had intricate beaded embellishments. It was the one. I made an appointment with a stylist for the following week. My mom, my sister, and I drove to the nearest BHLDN location in Atlanta and the rest really is history. (Adona Dress from BHLDN)

My bridesmaids all wore Show Me Your Mumu in different styles & colors. My bridesman wore a beautiful blue suit with a floral printed tie to match the wedding flowers.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal? 

Aside from all of the boho/antique touches, the thing that stands out the most to me is the ceremony & reception music. My husband and I are both huge music people. We followed a band all around the country at one point. (Note: We didn’t have our basset hound or bills to pay at the time). So music played a huge role in the feel of the entire day & night. I knew I did not want traditional wedding music. So I put together a playlist on Spotify for the ceremony music, which included Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Ray Charles. I walked down the aisle to Louis Armstrong’s version of La Vie En Rose. We had The Patrick Harkins Band out of Jackson, MS play at the reception. They even learned our first dance songs beforehand. Our first dance: Widespread Panic’s version of Genesis and the father daughter song: Bob Dylan’s slow version of Forever Young. It was so so special.

What was the most memorable part of the day? 

The most memorable part of the day for me would probably have to be when our photographer (Beth Morgan) sneaked us away after our first look to take some pictures of just us two. I could never have imagined how intimate and special those moments would be. Simply just being together away from all of the wedding day chaos, and completely forgetting the camera was even there turned into pure magic.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We met at a local outfitters shop here in Jackson. He sold me a pair of shoes and somehow got my number shortly after.

We planned a trip to Telluride, CO for a music festival in the summer of 2015. After a missed flight and a few minor meltdowns, we made it to Colorado. We pulled over at a rest stop overlooking a beautiful mountain range somewhere in Buena Vista, CO. Before I knew it he was on one knee asking me to do life with him forever. I laughed, he cried, and we celebrated with our favorite band in the cutest little mountain town.

Photography: Beth Morgan Photography // Florals & Design: Tulip // Furniture Rentals: Lovegood Wedding & Event Rentals // Venue: Providence Hill Farm, Jackson, Mississippi // Wedding Dress: BHLDN // Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu // Tables/Chairs: Mississippi Tent // Linens: La Tavola // Lights: Davaine // Catering: Mangia Bene // Cake: For Heaven’s Cakes // Makeup & Hair: Molly Gee Styles // Film Lab: TheFINDlab

 

No matter how you feel about snow, we think you’ll agree that Alex and Parker’s Telluride nuptials will inspire winter wedding goals. Our own GLW Collective member Jenna Elliott with One Eleven Photography was there to capture every perfect moment of this GORGEOUS snowy wedding. From the outdoor deck where they said their vows, Gorrono Ranch provided an amazing view of white-capped mountains as a backdrop. The simple elegance of white florals and greenery designed by Garden Store is the perfect pairing with this rustic mountain location, and planner Wendy Jacobs Hampton helped to bring all the pretty details together.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

The location. My family has been vacationing in Telluride since my mom was a child. It’s a family tradition. Every year my entire family (cousins/aunt/grandmother) would rent a home there and spend a week skiing and just enjoying Telluride’s adventures and beauty. Parker started joining us on these trips several years into our relationship and loves it now too. It’s a truly magical place. We felt so blessed that we could get married there, and share such a meaningful and special place with the most important people in our  lives. Multiple guests already booked return trips for March of next year because they loved it so much!

  

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

I’ve always loved Monique Lhuillier. I think all of her bridal designs are perfection. I tried on about six of her dresses in total, and narrowed it down to two. I had my mom with me the first time, and then had my dad, best friend, brother and aunt with me the second time to help me decide. I never thought I would pick such a princess dress, but the embroidered beaded lace bodice, coupled with the textured organza skirt just felt perfect against a snowy winter backdrop. I also thought, “when else am I ever going to get to be this glam!?”

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

Parker and I love our French Bulldog, Frankie, like a human child. We flew her with us and made her our flower girl. She walked down the aisle with a beautiful floral wreath around her neck. Everyone stood for her and ooh’d and ahhh’d like she was the bride! Another surprise for guests was the transportation they had to take to get to our venue. Gorrono Ranch  is located in the middle of a ski run on the mountain. It required guests to get into snowcats (fully tracked trucks with a sleigh attached designed to move on snow) to take them up to the venue. It was quite a sight! We had large faux fur throw blankets on the sleigh, and the ride was about ten minutes total through ski runs and lush tree area. On the way back at the end of the night people rode the snowcats down to giant stars and the town lit up in the distance. It was pretty unique.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

Everything about it was memorable! But there are two parts about the day that still stand out to me. The first one was that Parker and his groomsmen skied/snowboarded into the wedding in their tuxes. It was such a shock to all of our guests and the coolest experience. The second still makes me tear up when I think about it. It was the most incredible feeling in the world to have all of our friends and family in the same room with us celebrating our love. I don’t know if there will ever be another occasion in life that brings the people most important to us together again all in one room like our wedding. I’ll cherish the love we felt and received from everyone else on that day forever.

   

 

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We’re high school sweethearts! We started dating junior year of high school and have been together ever since. Our engagement story is awesome. I love cats, and Parker is highly allergic to them. My running joke was always, “I’m going to have to pick you or my love for cats.” One Saturday I came home and opened our front door and saw a litter box sitting in our hallway. I instantly freaked out and starting screaming out of excitement, “oh my god is there a cat in this house!?” Parker came around the corner with a kitten (Theo) in his arms. I burst into tears. He handed me Theo, got down and one knee, and told me that he loved me and wanted to make me happy in life, so if that meant having severe allergies everyday so that I could have a cat he would do it. It was the kindest gesture, and talk about true love. He had the engagement ring on Theo’s collar. Poor Parker is still currently getting allergy shots on a weekly basis. Hopefully in another six months he’ll have built up an immunity and won’t need to do that anymore!

Parker & Alex – Highlight Film from Amor In Motion on Vimeo.

Photographer: Jenna Elliott One Eleven Photography // Wedding Planner: Wendy Jacobs Hampton // Florals: Garden Store // Stationery: Bella Figura // Venue & Rentals: Gorrono Ranch // Videographer: Amore In Motion // Dress and Shoe Designer: Monique Lhuillier (Beverly Hills) // Bride’s Makeup: Steven Mora // Bride’s Hair: YX Salon // Escort Cards and Paper Goods: The Pampered Paper // Cake: The Butcher & The Baker // Officiant: Jayne Atkinson // Bridemaids’ Gowns: Reformation / Joanna August / Azazie // Bridesmaids’ Faux Fur Shawl: Milanoo // Veil & Shoes: Monique Lhuillier // Jewelry: L J Marks Jeweler // Groom’s Attire: Custom Tux Brandon Williams // Groom’s Shoes: Del Toro, Barneys // Groomsmen Tuxes: Menguin // Engagement Ring: Custom by Philip Press // Wedding Bands: Both Custom XIV Karats LTD // String Quartet Ceremony Music: Telluride String Trio // Reception Music: DJ Soul Atomic // Catering: Allred’s // Lighting: Lighting Design and Production Telluride // Transportation: Telluride Express

Savannah and Nick chose the cozy, elegance of Mount Hope Farm for their wedding venue and it was the bride’s mother—a 20-year-wedding-industry-veteran—who handled the rest. The rich autumnal tones of the day are exquisite and highlighted by romantic blooms and decor by Stoneblossom Floral and Event Design. This one is perfectly inspiring for the season and we’re thrilled to share the stunning images by Erin McGinn.

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From the bride, Savannah: After dating for seven years Nick and I immediately knew we wanted our wedding day to reflect us as a couple, while allowing us to celebrate with those that are nearest and dearest to us. We’re from Rhode Island and Boston respectively, but currently live in Colorado, so planning from afar was not without its challenges. Thankfully my mom has worked in the wedding industry for over 20 years and put together an all star cast of vendors for us. Through the planning never once did we worry about the day being anything sort of spectacular.

From the moment we visited we knew Mount Hope Farm was the perfect setting for us. The property is intimate, cozy, and elegant at the same time, and we loved that our wedding party was able to stay on site, to maximize the time we all had together. We held the ceremony at the church I grew up in, a place which holds incredible significance to my family, and to Nick and I.

Nick and I are both huge “foodies,” but being pescatarian, we challenged ourselves to come up with a menu that would stay true to who we are, but also be delicious for our guests. Russell Morin Fine Catering absolutely delivered, from the incredible spread of passed hors d’oeuvres, to a family style meal of roasted salmon and butternut squash ravioli for dinner, complete with fresh mini donuts for the end of the night.

After dinner we had my grandparents open the dance floor, a great way to honor their 65+ years of marriage, and their tradition of always owning the dance floor!

What made the wedding special and unique?

Because my parents owned a catering business and my mom has worked in the industry for over 30 years, many of our vendors were family friends that they have worked with for decades. It made me so proud to see the reputation my parents had built in the industry, and how our wedding was a true labor of love for these vendors. So many of them went above and beyond to make sure our wedding was special not just for my husband and I, but our whole family.

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

I was very nervous about wedding dress shopping, because I had high expectations, but still wanted to stay within my budget. But, I was so lucky to have found Blue Bridal in Denver on the one day my mom and sister where in town visiting, and I couldn’t have been happier with the experience and my dress. Before shopping I swore I wouldn’t wear a ballgown, but after trying a few on I realized how beautiful I felt in that style. Your wedding is the only day in your life you can get away with a dress like that, and I wanted to take advantage of that! The wonderfully patient women at Blue Bridal helped me find “the dress” that made me feel like the bride I always dreamed I would be. Their suggestion of adding a bolero lace top for our church ceremony made me feel like I had two gorgeous dresses in one, and they were even able to make a custom bow that I added to the back of the dress for the reception. Wearing my mom’s veil that her sister had made on my parents’ wedding day completed the look and reminded me of all the years of loving marriages that came before us. Finding out how beautifully my skirt spun on the dance floor didn’t hurt either!

Photography: Erin McGinn // Florist: Stoneblossom Floral and Event Design // Invitations/Paper Design: M Rock Creative // Venue: Mount Hope Farm // Dress Designer: La Sposa // Dress Boutique: Blue Bridal Boutique, Denver // Hair and Makeup: Wavelengths Salon and Spa // Shoes: Sam Edelman // Earrings: J Crew // Lighting: Exquisite Events // Décor: Stoneblossom Floral and Event Design // Transportation: Viking Tours of Newport // Catering and Cake: Russell Morin Catering and Events // Rentals: Peak Event Services // Music: DJ Bells

 

With a rustic barn and sweeping waterfront views of Thousand Acre Farm as a backdrop, and many personal touches including watercolors of their cherished pups, Jamie and Matt were able to realize their dreams of an intimate wedding surrounded by their close friends and family. Blush floral garlands galore adorned the space, and A Styled Fete nailed the couple’s vision and love of whimsy in all the fun and gorgeous details. Stacy Hart was there to capture every element of this lovely wedding.

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 Jamie and Matt were wed at the beautiful waterside Thousand Acre Farm surrounded by their closest friends and family. Every detail of the day was carefully curated by A Styled Fete (a premier event & wedding design company based in Chadds Ford, PA) to truly capture the easy-going, fun-loving nature of the couple.

 

  

From the moment guests arrived they were greeted by personal touches that referenced the couple’s love of all things whimsical. The seating chart was adorned with stunning blooms and featured water-color portraits of their beloved pups accompanied by the directions “Please Fetch Your Seat”.

  

The waterside ceremony space was decorated with a beautiful array of floral garlands that set the scene for touching, hand-written vows. The mint and blush color palette flowed perfectly through the ceremony space into the bride’s bouquet and other details. Her invitation suite was simple and was accented with floral envelopes. Succulents were placed in floral designs and around the venue to bring in beautiful blue-green tones as well. The entire space was transformed by their choice of decor and made the location perfect for their big day!

  

Photographer:  Stacy Hart Photography // Event Designer & Florals: A Styled Fete // Invitations: Design by Pipkin Paper Company // Event Venue: Thousand Acre Farm // Dress Designer: Modern Trousseau // Dress Store: Jennifer’s Bridal // Hair Stylist: Trilogy Salon and Day Spa