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Petal pink, deep red and dusty blue set against the gorgeous pink-hued and lush backdrop of Sedona’ AZ’s rocky landscape. The gorgeous hues that make up Paige and Jon’s wedding color palette have us totally smitten and we’re thrilled to be sharing it with you today. Planned by Events by Danielle with stunning florals by Noir Floral, the day was lighthearted and lovely set in the gardens of L’Auberge. Check out these gorgeous images by Ashley Rae Photography—her fine-art film style captures the colors perfectly.

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

Paige’s gown is from Bella Lily Bridal, a beautiful boutique in Glendale, AZ. She brought her sister and mom to her bridal appointment and they all knew it was the one as soon as she tried it on.

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What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

Paige felt incredibly crafty as she prepared for the wedding. She made her own wedding invitations, website, wedding program, seating chart, favors, and table numbers. But there’s one DIY project that was her favorite. She hand-painted wood signs that lined the walkway up to the ceremony: “head on up, almost there, you made it.” These signs took her WAY too long to make, but they were such a labor of love. She loved walking into the wedding, and seeing all these personalized touches that made their wedding very special to them.

Also, the venue actually bought the signs from Paige after the wedding. So, they’ll live on!

 

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What was the most memorable part of the day?

Right after the ceremony their guests all headed down the stairs to the cocktail hour. Jon and Paige stayed at the ceremony balcony, looking over the red rocks at sunset. They practiced their first dance and hummed the music. They had the most amazing time at their wedding being surrounded by family and friends, but this one moment was really special for them because it was just the two of them.

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Tell us how you met and became engaged.

It certainly wasn’t love at first sight.

They both worked in sports athletics together at the University of Arizona. Jon knew Paige as the girl with bangs and loud friends. She knew him as the guy with spiky hair and “film connections.” They had a single one-on-one conversation in college that Jon doesn’t even remember having.

Fast forward two years later to the UCLA v. UA football game. Now an alumni, Jon saw Paige at the tailgate, and they made a lot of small talk and had one too many jello shots. They kept in touch but didn’t know when they’d meet up again.

Paige moved to LA after graduation. Knowing few people, Jon reached out and asked her to dinner, but assured her it was “purely platonic.” While both of them knew that really wasn’t true, neither of them could have guessed that 3 years, 2 homes and 1 little cat later they’d be saying “I Do.”

From the beginning, they both shared a love of movies and documented their relationship through videos. One of their favorites is Disney’s animated short “Paperman.”

Jon surprised Paige in Howard Hughes’ old airplane hangar with an aisle made of paper airplanes. At the end of the aisle, Jon was waiting with a projector that played a Paperman-inspired compilation of their entire relationship. Paige was so overwhelmed in the moment that she definitely blacked out.

Jon recorded the the whole proposal, so now they’re lucky enough to re-watch one of their most cherished moments over and over again.

Florals: Noir Floral // Photography: Ashley Rae Photography // Planner: Events by Danielle // Venue: L’Auberge // Videographer: Something New Media // Dress: Bella Lily Bridal

 

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The pairing of Grey Collective Members Arte de Vie and Blue Gardenia Events produces absolute perfection in Joia and Louie’s wedding at the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center. At once simple and visually impactful, the ceremony details included white, orchid-filled ceremony florals, chuppah and bouquet by Bee’s Wedding & Event Design in the industrial light-filled space. And the reception—wow!!!! The warehouse space was transformed into a lush, candlelit celebration by Blue Gardenia Events and Firefly Ambiance. Joia and Louie’s modern nuptials are the epitome of a neutral palettes and perfectly edited details and we love the way  Arte de Vie captures it all in their signature film style.

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from the photographer: Where to even begin with Joia and Louie’s wedding day?!  This couple was stylish and classy in a simply elegant manner from their rehearsal attire to the wedding day dress and suit, to Joia’s reception gown. The New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center could not have been a better match for this couple! This was actually our first wedding at the CAC, and I have to say that it was so much fun to watch the space come alive. The ceremony room is a long narrow room with light flooding in from the windows, exposed beams and ducts, and unfinished floors. Once you move in chairs, florals, a chuppah — the entire space changes dramatically. After the ceremony the guests enjoyed a cocktail hour in the main entrance of the gallery, and then they were led into the incredible reception area transformed from warehouse by day to a lush, warm ambiance for their celebration. The decor was amazing! I loved seeing Joia and Louie’s reaction as Blue Gardenia Events led them into the space for their first glimpse. They almost lost it! They were overjoyed with the results.

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Photographer: Arte de Vie // Event Planner: Blue Gardenia Events // Florist: Bee’s Wedding & Event Design // Ceremony and Reception Venue: Contemporary Arts Center // Candle Décor: Firefly Ambiance // Hair: Ali Vasquez Hair // Makeup: Lynna Vo // Ceremony Musicians: New Orleans Finest Musicians // Reception Entertainment: Dry Water Band // Caterer: Joel’s Catering
// Videographer: Studio Vieux Carre // Staging, Lighting, Pipe & Drape: See Hear Productions // Catering and Bar Rentals: Perrier // Rentals (Tables, Chairs, Misc.): Event Rental // Lounge Furniture: 12th Table

 

Jesica and Alex’s wedding was a dream come true. Coordinated by Amy Abbott Events and set in the idyllic beachfront of Cabo, the wedding celebration lasted 3 days with different events exploring the natural beauty and food of the area. The ceremony was held on the beach front of the Cabo Surf hotel, married by one of their best friends while their family and closest friends witnessed their personal vows. The reception was held in garden of the hotel and filled with elegant, romantic details and covered in pale pinks, neutrals, and natural green colors of the florals by Pina. The gorgeous images of the event by Ana & Jeromeare sure to delight all you destination brides.

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how they met: Jes and Alex met at work when they were working on a project together for major release. Alex was still new to the city, and Jes started inviting him to local bars and nights out with her friends where they started to hang out more and more. One magical night, Alex, Jes, and their friends stayed up all night and watched Lilo and Stitch, Aladdin, and Lion King; that’s when sparks started to fly. A few weeks later, the San Francisco Giants won the World Series, and in the midst of celebrating in champagne showers in the street, they had their first kiss. And they have been inseparable ever since!

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Photography: Ana & Jerome // Coordination: Martha Lomeli with Amy Abbott Events // Flowers: Pina // DJ: Teeven // Venue: Cabo Surf // Makeup and Hair: Enrique Meza // Wedding Dress: Marisa // Suit: Samuel Sohn // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Joanna August

photography @anaandjerome // coordination @amyabbottevents // flowers @pinacate0202 // venue @cabosurfhotel

makeup and hair @enriquemezaro // groom’s suit @samuelsohn // bridesmaids’ dresses @joannaaugust/

Catherine and Patricio’s intimate elopement at The Fairmont Empress is one for the books. The couple chose a quiet elopement in lieu of a traditional wedding including the upwards-of-four-hundred immmediate family members. This way, they could celebrate in a way that felt most natural to them and also get the look and vibe that they wanted. French Kiss Events helped the couple achieve their vision and—WOW—is it STUNNING. Overflowing, romantic florals everywhere by Verbena Floral Design, blush watercolor nd calligraphy stationery by Caribou Creative and, of course, the striking historic Empress Library location. It’s all just so beautiful and we’re thrilled to share all the details and moments as captured by Taylor Roades Photography.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Our wedding was special in that it was so intimate and unique to us. We both come from incredibly large families that we are very close to. We knew that to include all of them would easily put our event at over 400 guests, and that just did not feel like it fit the two of us. Patricio and I are both somewhat quiet and reserved and do not love being the center of attention. Also, I’ve been a wedding blog follower and enthusiast for so long, I knew exactly the vibe and look I wanted to achieve. In order to maintain that feel and do it well, our best option was to keep it small and romantic. We only included our parents, siblings, nieces and nephews for a total of thirteen attending. Barb was able to knock my vision out of the park just via a few phone calls, emails, and a shared Pinterest board. It was as seamless and simple as I could imagine wedding planning being.

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

A few years ago, one of my sweet fellow teacher friends left her job at our school to pursue her dream of owning a bridal boutique. I admired her drive so much that I knew I’d buy my dress from her when the time came! It is called Blue Bridal Boutique on the well-known South Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas. The dress I chose was romantic, delicate lace that I thought was so sweet, but on top of that, it was so comfortable! I felt like I was wearing a nightgown.

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What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

Patricio and I are both Hispanic. His family actually being from Mexico, we included a bilingual book of love poems by Pablo Neruda at the table as our wedding favors. My dad and I are both music lovers, so he had a blast choosing the jazz trio and per his request, they learned a song called “Lucky” by Austin artist, Kat Edmonson, for our father/daughter dance. That dance was a very precious memory. My mom is a librarian, so having our wedding in the beautiful Empress library was a kind of nod to her. My mother-in-law gave me a gorgeous fur cape to wear while we were taking pictures outside because it was a little chilly for us Texans! I wore a diamond cross pin on my dress that has been worn by brides in my family for five generations, all the way back to Ireland. That gave me the feeling of having all the family with me.

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What was the most memorable part of the day?

Every detail about the night was memorable. Nothing felt rushed, stressful or forced. The flowers were BREATHTAKING. I loved walking across the street after the ceremony to take some photos in front of the Harbor. The food was amazing – I’m going to try to replicate the salmon and gnocchi dish for our anniversary! After dinner, we sat on the lounge furniture with our nieces and nephews, and impromptu read a couple books with them that we had put in their little goodie bags, which I know we would not have been able to do during a larger wedding. We, of course, are so excited as we continue the celebrations back in Texas with the rest of our friends and family, but the most special thing to us was bringing just our two immediate families together for a special trip to get to know each other better and witness our marriage, and that’s exactly what we did!

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Planning/Design: French Kiss Events // Photography: Taylor Roades Photography // Floral Design: Verbena Floral Design // Stationery: Caribou Creative // Venue: The Fairmont Empress // Videography: Paper Heart Films // Cake: Ruth and Dean // Hair/Makeup: Erin Bradley // Ceremony Music: Opus String Trio // Dinner Music: Eryn Sharpe Trio // Decor Rentals: White Event Studio

 

 

YOU GUYS. This color palette is amazing! Deep reds and bright reds, dusty pink and lavender all come together in the incredibly romantic details of Melissa and Carson’s wedding day at Silver Oaks Chateau. The florals and design by An Affair to Remember are beyond gorgeous—we’re especially loving the floral arbor and stunning bouquet. There’s a relaxed elegance to the couple’s intimate celebration that we’re super into and lucky for us Mike Cassimatis Photography was on hand to capture everything in his signature film style. You’re going to love it!

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What made the wedding special and unique?

There were so many special touches that made our day one-of-a-kind, but the one thing that tied it all together was our beautiful venue. While we first considered a destination wedding, once I found Silver Oaks Chateau tucked away just miles from where we grew up, we agreed it was the perfect place to gather all of our loved ones. It was elegant yet intimate, allowing us to have an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception, with guests spilling onto the courtyard at night to enjoy the fireplace, lawn games and live music. The chateau created the exact atmosphere we were looking for, and meant that all of our family and friends could celebrate with us — something that may not have happened if we decided to host it out-of-town.

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

My family previously lived in Chicago, so I knew I wanted to make a trip back to find the perfect dress. I found my gown at Mira Couture — and it was so unique from all of the others I tried on. I simply knew when I put it on and was so comfortable — and then saw my dad and sisters tearing up!

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What were some touches added that made the wedding personal?

Our faith is paramount in our relationship, so we were honored to have Carson’s father, our pastor, officiate the ceremony. We also incorporated many ways of celebrating my late mother — I had her portrait in the bridal suite while getting ready, a locket with her photo on my bouquet and parts of her wedding band incorporated in my rings. And finally — we are obsessed with doughnuts, so we had a tower of our favorites from a local bakery in lieu of a traditional cake.

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What was the most memorable part of the day?

Without a doubt, the most cherished part of our day was reading our vows to each other surrounded by dear friends and family. We always knew that we’d want to personalize our vows, incorporating meaningful scripture and memories as we dedicate our lives to each other. It felt like time was standing still!

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Tell us how you met and became engaged. 

Carson and I met through mutual friends, and after a year of constantly hanging out with the group, the spark between us was undeniable. He finally asked me out and we dated for the next six years, overcoming many stints of long distance during and after college. In 2015, Carson planned a Fourth of July trip to Vail, Colorado — a spot we often vacationed at that has a special meaning to us both. After taking me horseback riding through an Aspen forest, we arrived at Piney Lake — where he got down on one knee! The ring he designed includes gold from my late mother’s wedding band, and a family heirloom diamond that I simply adore.

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Photography: Mike Cassimatis Photography // Florals & Design: An Affair to Remember // Venue: Silver Oaks Chateau // Videography: Vimage Weddings // String Quartet and Band: Lenny Klinger’s Galaxy // Makeup: Flawless STL // Dress Designer: Martina Liana