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Emily and David married at the Beverly Hills Courthouse in front of friends and family and spent the ensuing weekend celebrating without the pressure of a ceremony. They celebrated their nuptials with a fabulous party planned by HoneyFitz Events on the rooftop of  The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills. Pink florals by Bent Willow accent the urban-glam rooftop spaces and a clever cake by The Butter End Cakery is a highlight. Anna Delores Photography was on hand to capture all the gorgeous details in her signature style.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Emily and David went to the Beverly Hills Courthouse and got married in front of family. They spent the entire weekend celebrating with friends without the pressure of a ceremony. They wanted their family and friends to have a nice weekend in L.A. and having the party on the rooftop of the London Hotel gave people a nice view of the city – and it also happened to be across the street from where they lived in West Hollywood.

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

Emily wanted a non-traditional dress for the party and found it while they were traveling abroad in London. It’s a Roland Mouret dress that fit the vibe of elegant but fun.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal? 

The night before the party, instead of a traditional rehearsal dinner, they had a food truck from Pie N Burger, a place where David and his family have been going for as long as they can remember. Their wedding cake featured their pug Woodson on it, which was very special to them.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

They just really enjoyed being able to celebrate with their family and closest friends.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Emily and David met through a mutual friend in 2007 when Emily was visiting LA from Boston to see her friend from graduate school, who happened to be David’s co-worker and roommate. Their paths crossed a few times through the years, but after crossing paths again in 2011, and after some prodding from David, Emily and David started dating long distance in early 2012.

Emily and David adopted a pug named Woodson in 2013 and David knew he wanted him to be part of the proposal, so he put a little bathrobe on Woodson with the engagement ring in the pocket with a card attached and told him to go find Emily. In the card, David told Emily to check the pocket where Emily found the ring.

Planning: HoneyFitz Events // Photography: Anna Delores Photography // Floral Design: Bent Willow // Stationery & Signage: Simply Stated Stationery // Reception: Rooftop at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills // Wedding Dress: Roland Mouret // Makeup: Kjord Davis // Hair: Mobile Bridal Salon // Cake: The Butter End Cakery // Entertainment: Dart DJ // Lighting: PSAV // Rentals: LA Best Rental

 

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When Amy and Jeff imagined their wedding they, they “We envisioned a place where we could bond the families, where we felt on top of the world and at peace all at the same time.” Holman Ranch was the perfect venue situated atop rolling hills with view that rival Tuscany.  Planned by Engaged & Inspired , the color palette was kept to minimal with standout details adding interest, like robust white bouquets by Gavita Flora, and a gigantic white rose wreath by Blair Dugan Floral Design, striped table napkins with custom silk and calligraphy bands, and metallic calligraphy on geodes for table numbers. We’re loving all the perfectly executed details and Carlie Statsky was behind the lens to capture all the beautiful images of the day.

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Since Jeff and I are both the last in our families to get married, we wanted to throw a timeless event for the memory books. Weddings traditionally are a union of two families, and we knew that. We envisioned a place where we could bond the families, where we felt on top of the world and at peace all at the same time. We wanted an over all experience from driving in to the town, staying all together, to an amazing party. We searched high and low for venues that would accomplish this. We thought we had found it until we drove into Holman Ranch; we were immediately speechless. It was quiet, stunning and represented both sides of our family so well. A Tuscan winery, sitting on top of rolling hills with a horse ranch onsite. Perfect.

We tried talking ourselves out of it, we even toured other sites to convince ourselves others would do. If you have been to Holman, you are one of the lucky few that know no site compares. Photos simply don’t do it justice.

After booking our wedding, the planning began. I have never been one of those girls who had all their wedding details planned out. I didn’t have to be for this venue; it would have stolen the show anyway, we just needed to accentuate it. We envisioned an affair that brought the family together, honored our Italian heritage and was simple yet took your breath away. That is exactly what our wedding turned out to be. The tables were something out of my Italian grandmother’s garden, the bar and band kept people dancing all night long, and the views of “Tuscany” kept everyone in a fantasy land. We loved every moment.

We took every opportunity to honor our families. Jeff wore his grandfathers’ pin, I wore my mother’s broaches (brought by my Grandpa in Italy) and a handkerchief my sister made on my bouquet, Jeff’s uncle officiated our union, and my grandfather stole the show with a beautiful speech. I am so thankful we had the opportunity to bring our families together on our special day.

When people ask me some of my highlights I obviously struggle since there were so many. I have noticed the ones that really stand out to me are the moments where things seemed to stand still for just a second. When I was sitting in the makeup chair watching the vendors pull the day together, imagining what Jeff was feeling, our private toast directly after the ceremony, when my sister helped me with my dress and gave me a big hug before I went to my first look, when BOTH my parents walked me down the isle and we shared a laugh, and when my grandfather delivered an amazing speech.

However, my absolute favorite moment was when we were introduced at dinner, the solid wood doors swung open, and we saw all of our friends and family in this beautiful courtyard. This moment literally took my breath away. This was the moment I realized that our family were all here bonding and celebrating, and we are now husband and wife. This is happening here and now, at this crazy beautiful event on a hilltop overlooking rolling vineyards below.

Photography: Carlie Statsky // Planning & Design: Engaged & Inspired // Floral Design: Gavita Flora // Giant Floral Wreath: Blair Dugan Floral Design // Paper Goods: Minted // Venue: Holman Ranch // Bride’s Shoes: Louboutin // Wedding Dress: Lihi Hod // Catering: Paradise Catering

 

Elegant, edited, classic—Sam and Bajro tied the knot in style with a ceremony and celebration at Monroe Golf Club planned by Black Label Events. The bride has this piece of advice for all you to-be’s: “find a moment to take it all in. Find a moment to feel what you are feeling. It’s the oldest piece of advice in the book, but the truest.” We couldn’t agree more. A beautiful booming historic country club backdrop, a stunning train on Sam’s lace Pronovias gown, a bridal party in pink and romantic florals by In Bloom add to the lovely moments of the day and it’s all captured by Alexandra Elise in these beautiful film images.

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What was the most memorable part of the day? 

His:  The first look, I couldn’t wait to see her! I had an idea of what I thought she would look like – her dress, her hair, but she looked even more beautiful. I loved the dress she chose, she was stunning.

Hers:  Our first look. Seeing him standing there, waiting for me, that was when it really hit me. The emotion of it completely sneaked up on me. I went back and forth about doing a first look, but I am so happy we did. It was a moment of pure happiness that we got to share privately, I will never forget that moment. Also, our first dance. He chose the song, so it was really special to me.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Bajro and I met at Winfield’s, on St. Patrick’s Day (2013). We both intended on just stopping by quickly to say hello to friends, but ended up spending the entire day and night talking and laughing – just the two of us. We had our first date the next night, but since he was moving to Nantucket the following morning, I didn’t expect to see him again. I woke up to a text from him that morning, and every morning after that.

The first trip Bajro and I took together was to Providence. He was living in Nantucket at the time, and I had a work conference in Boston, so we met there and drove to Providence for the weekend. We instantly fell in love with the area, and the following year decided to go back. On the first night of our trip, he drove me to this beautiful park right on the ocean. It was such a perfect night, but somehow we were the only two there. We watched the sun go down, and it was then that he proposed. Looking back, there were so many little clues that it was coming (I even took a picture of him in the car, where if you look closely, you can see the ring in his pocket!). But I was so surprised. I don’t think there is any feeling in the world like seeing the man you love down on one knee. It was perfect.

Words of Wisdom from the Bride:

Always circle back to what the day is about. It is so easy to get caught up in trying to make the day perfect. Things will happen, disappointments will happen, but remembering what this day is about will make everything else seem insignificant. Surround yourself with the people who want the best for you, who love you and support you. And lastly, find a moment to take it all in. Find a moment to feel what you are feeling. It’s the oldest piece of advice in the book, but the truest.

Photography:  Alexandra Elise // Event Planning: Black Label Events // Florist: In Bloom // Invitations: Etsy, La Bohemme Paper Co. // Venue: Monroe Golf Club // Dress: Pronovias // Bridal Boutique: Silk Bridal // Bridesmaid Dresses: Two Birds // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Rings: Cornell’s Jewelers // Videography: Jacquelyn Daley Cinematography // Hair & Makeup: Bellezza Salon & Spa // Tux Rentals: Incognito Menswear // Bakery: Gourmet Goodies // Rentals: McCarthy Tents & Events // DJ: Encore Events // Entertainment: Svet Music (Svet Radoslavof) // Transportation: S&S Limousine

Annette and Emil met on a Tinder date and while neither of them expected to find true love—it happened—and just one-and-a-half-years later they are husband and wife. Their Norwegian nuptials took place at Losby Gods, a majestic countryside manor outside of Oslo. We’re loving the color scheme filled with punchy peach, dusty pink and soft neutrals—especially beautiful in the floral by Rosehagen. The grounds of the venue provided a gorgeous sun-kissed, forest backdrop for the celebration and some stunning portraits all captured by Mattias Bergdal.

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What made the wedding special and unique? 

I loved the outdoor ceremony with the flower arch and decorations. We did everything ourselves, and decorated the venue with light chains, lots of candles and flowers.

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

I teamed up with the Norwegian fashion designer and artist Nora Farah, and together we designed my perfect wedding dress! I was very involved in the process and had a lot of fittings, and it turned out to be just the way I wanted.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal? 

We wrote some fun facts about every guest on the back of the menus, to have some ice breakers for the wedding dinner. At the ceremony we exchanged our own written vows, which was very emotional and personal. We rented a photo booth which we used together with our friends and family all night!

What was the most memorable part of the day?

The whole day was like a dream…but my favorite parts were our wedding vows and speeches to one each other, and of course: the first dance! We had taken a lot of dance classes and put together a very special choreography for the dance, which was so fun to perform.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We met for the first time on a Tinder date, only one and a half years ago. Neither of us were expecting to find true love, but it happened! Just a few months later we moved in together, and my husband proposed to me on a road trip in Iceland. It was just the two of us, in front of an amazing waterfall, when he went down on one knee. Five months later we’re married, and expecting our first baby!

Photographer: Mattias Bergdal // Flowers: Rosehagen // Stationery: Bryllupsinvitasjoner // Venue: Losby Gods // Dress: Nora Farah // Makeup-artist: Dajana Makeup // Decorations: Festkompaniet // Chairs: Bryllupevents // DJ/Light/Sound: DJB // Bride: Annette Haga

 

Maggie and Lars went against the grain and spent the morning of their wedding together at their bed and breakfast venue Sunset Cove, enjoying the lakefront views, enjoying pancakes and bacon and sharing letters penned for one another. It helped ease the nerves and kick off the lovely celebration filled with gorgeous bridal florals by Parsonage Events, elegant stationery by Carleigh Courey Design, and a beautiful white tent reception decked out in greenery-covered cafe lights. Jenna Nicole Photo was on hand to capture all the details and we know you’ll be totally inspired by her fine art photographs of Maggie and Lars’ big day.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Part of what made our wedding day special and unique to us was spending the morning of our wedding together. Our wedding was held at a bed and breakfast, and as breakfast is one of our favorite meals to eat together we decided to spend the night there after our rehearsal dinner so we could enjoy that meal together on our wedding day. This made for a super relaxed morning filled with lots of pancakes, coffee, fresh fruit and bacon! We were able to spend those morning hours together sharing letters we wrote for each other, looking out at the lake, and enjoying mugs of coffee out on the porch. It definitely calmed our nerves to be able to spend that morning together and I wouldn’t have done it any other way!

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

I found my gown at Atlas Bridal in Toledo, Ohio. At the time, my mother-in-law was living in Shanghai (China) and it was really important to me to include her in finding my wedding dress. Since I knew we only had one day to really go dress shopping we headed to a bridal shop that was recommended to me by a friend who had recently gotten married. I had my mom, younger sister and mother-in-law with me and we all agreed that this dress looked like the perfect one for an outdoor August wedding.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

We had so many personal touches on our wedding day thanks to our wonderful family members! One unique touch was that Lars wore mismatched cufflinks with his suit – one was my great grandfather’s and the other was his great grandfather’s. It was really special to have both family lines represented. We decided to skip spending money on a DJ and had my brother (a sound engineering student at University of Michigan) run our Spotify playlists for us with the help of a couple of friends when he had to walk down the aisle. My dad choreographed a fun dance for him and I to Bill Wither’s ‘Lovely Day’, and practicing dancing with him in our garage and at the hospital he works in are some of my favorite wedding-prep memories. In addition, both of our moms were total rock stars. My mother-in-law previously worked as a pastry chef downtown Ann Arbor and made all of our wonderful desserts for us. She’s so talented and did an entire dessert table for us (along with homemade marshmallows and graham crackers to have at the bonfire down by the lake!). I was floored with how everything turned out and everyone raved about the cake – seeing the dessert table for the first time when we went to go cut our cake was so special knowing how much time and love she put into it. My mom also put her heart into making our wedding day a dream come true. She is such a great organizer and helped plan our wedding while I spent our engagement year in Nashville for my grad school program. She was so great about emailing vendors and keeping track of all the details – she did such a wonderful job and really made our wedding day turn out perfect.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

The most memorable part of the day was reading our vows to each other. We decided to write our own and I’m so glad that we did. We hadn’t shared them before the ceremony and tears were shed in the ceremony! We also helped write our ceremony and our officiant did a great job of keeping the ceremony focused on the themes that are most meaningful to us and our relationship – having a base of true friendship, growing together, and always putting love and time into the marriage.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Lars and I took a trip to Europe together after graduating from undergrad. We were staying in Germany (Lars was born in Germany) and visiting his aunt and cousins. One of the days we decided to take a day trip to Luxembourg. We were walking around the gardens together and when I turned around he was on one knee! We had been dating for 7 years and had talked about marriage, so the proposal wasn’t a total surprise, but I still cried on the spot. One of the best parts was being able to spend those first 6 or so hours engaged as just the two of us, as we were waiting until it was a reasonable time in both the US and China to call each of our families with the news.

Photography: Jenna Nicole Photo // Flowers: Parsonage Events // Stationery: Carleigh Courey Design // Venue: Sunset Cove Bed & Breakfast // Dress: Atlas Bridal // Suit: Suit Supply // Engagement Ring: Brilliant Earth // Wedding Bands: Consider the Wldflwrs // Tent set up/lighting/wooden tables: Parsonage Events // Catering: Katherine’s Catering // Suit: Suit Supply