May 20, 2013

We have an absolutely darling southern wedding to share with you today! Carmen Ash Photography did an amazing job capturing the beauty and tranquility of Casey and Bevin’s special day. Beyond the beautiful DeBordieu plantation, the brides adorable smile and the gorgeous florals… the couple hired an artist to paint them durring their ceremony!!!

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“It’s hard to pick a favorite memory from our wedding! The day was filled with so many great memories. If I had to choose just one moment, I would say it was seeing each other for the first time. We didn’t do a first look, so the first time we saw each other that day was when I reached the end of the isle. It made that moment much more special, and we couldn’t stop smiling at one another…

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..We had a couple of DIY projects at our wedding. I made the wedding programs for the ceremony. I was very happy with the way they turned out. I wanted something custom, so I made them in Photoshop and had them printed. My uncle hand painted the wooden signs that were displayed throughout the wedding. I absolutely loved the way they turned out and it was so special to have something hand made by a family member…

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..My something old was the handkerchief I carried around my bouquet, it was passed down to me by my Grandmother. I monogrammed that handherchief with my initials and that was my something blue. My something new was my dress of course!” Bevin, the bride

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photography: Carmen Ash Photography // venue: DeBordier Club in Georgetown, SC // florals: Blossoms Events // cake: Croissants Bistro and Bakery // programs: designed by the bride // rentals: EventWorks // wedding wands: Kate Kate NYC via Etsy // dress: Wtoo from Gown Boutique of Charleston // bridesmaid dresses: Lula Kate Bridal // suits: Jos A. Bank // ties: Vineyard Vines // band: Men of Distinction // Artist: Caitlin Beidler of Redemption Art // photobooth: Shutterbooth // hair: Courtney Wilson of Stox & Co. Salon & Day Spa

March 18, 2013

“This beautiful wedding took place on the bride’s grandfathers sprawling rustic ranch in remote Oklahoma. With vintage furniture pieces, custom cowgirl boots, and mercury glass accents, this was an exquisite affair! – Simply Bliss Photography

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I am obsessed with her dress! It absolutely fits her like a glove and she looks magnificent in it. Don’t skimp on alterations! It’s 150% worth the time and money to have your dress fit correctly.

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“My favorite memory? That is so hard! I think it would have to be having my closest friends and family members all there to support me and my husband at such a special place, our old family farm. You don’t realize how special your wedding day feels until you are there in the moment!

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I made my own bars out of whiskey barrels and plywood wrapped in burlap, I made the program fans, I made all the signs myself, as well as the almond baggies on the tables. I really loved how it all turned out, but man was it all a lot of work! During the making – I was cursing myself for taking it all on, but looking back it was so worth it!

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Do whatever you have to so that you enjoy it! I really hated the planning process, I told everyone I would have rather eloped! But now I kind of miss he whole planning process and my husband and I joke that we are “wedding sick”, like home sick… and want to go back and do it all over again because it really was so much fun!” – Margot, the bride

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Photographer:  Simply Bliss Photography // Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid // Band: Contemporay Productions/GalaxyRed // Event Planner: Details by Paige // Equipment Rentals: Eventures Party Rentals // Caterer: Party Serve // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Pinstripes Clothing // Officiant: Rons Weddings // Cake Designer: Shelby Lynn’s Cake Shoppe // Hair Stylist: Studio 28 Salon // Dress Store: The Gown Gallery, Paloma Blanca // Floral Designer: The Thicket // Musicians:Tulsa Bagpipes // venue: private family ranch

December 5, 2012

Happy Wedding Wednesday everyone! I have a gorgeous rustic event to share with you today from Reese Moore Weddings. Rachel fell in love with the rustic, vintage and shabby chic wedding trends and decided to combine all three! Keeping most of the decor in neutral tones really let her use red to accentuate the bridesmaids and florals – which I am obsessed with! Their special day wouldn’t have been complete without their very special four-legged baby, Panza – who is just adorable in his bow tie!

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What was your favorite memory from your wedding day? I think that it’s a tie between our butt-grabbing first kiss and spinning around the dance floor to “She Said Yes” by Mumford & Sons…

What is your advice to brides currently in the planning process? Don’t waste time sweating the small stuff. You can make yourself crazy with all the little details, and your guests won’t know the difference anyway…

Did you DIY anything for your wedding? Yes, yes, yes! My mother collected all of the beautiful candles that lit the space. She also sewed all of the burlap runners with the help of her friend Mary. My Aunt Debbie baked everything on our amazing dessert table. She really outdid herself! My great neighbor Jackie sewed all of the curtains for the doorways. And last but not least, my wonderful father spent hours wrapping thousands of Christmas lights all the way down the dock. A stunning picture! - Rachel

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EVENT CREDITS // Photographer: Reese Moore Weddings // Caterer:  Cru Catering // Event Planner:  Winship Productions // Floral Designer:  WildFlowers Inc. // Reception Venue:  The Pavilion at Pepper Plantation // Dress Store:  Bridals by Jodi // Dress Designer:  Wtoo Brides by Watters // bridesmaid dresses: Bill Levkoff // Shoes:  Old Gringo // Hair Stylist: Kayla Sanders of Alexandria’s Salon & Spa // grooms suit: Island Importer // Bar:  Mix Premier Bartending // Cake: Publix Market // Venue:  The Pavilion at Pepper Plantation // Equipment Rentals:  EVENT DRS

November 19, 2012

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November 15, 2012

I’m thrilled to share a very special wedding highlight film with you today, by one of my favorite’s Michael Justin Films. His films are so touching and heartfelt that I literally feel as if I was there… and he has me reaching for the tissues every time. This film is extra special though… this is his little sisters wedding…

What was your favorite part of your wedding day? It’s a tie between two moments!  Walking down the aisle was very emotional and meaningful for me. While the church was filled with people, we could only see each other. I felt so connected to him at that moment, it was like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. I hope I never forget how it felt to see him for the very first time that day. My second favorite part of the day was our entrance into the reception. As we walked in, all of our guests were already dancing and packed on the dance floor. As we walked in we were literally surrounded by all of our favorite people, clapping and cheering for us. It was such an adrenaline rush- it reminded us of how blessed we are to have so many people who love and support us.  It also set the mood for what turned out to be an amazing party…

What is your advice to brides currently in the planning process? Decide the vision you have for your wedding, the mood you want to create, the style, the feeling you want to convey to your guests BEFORE you start shopping for venues, dresses, invitations, flowers etc. There are so many choices for EVERYTHING that it can be overwhelming and very difficult to make decisions during the planning process (I remember seeing hundred of invitations and floral arrangements- and I loved them ALL!!). If you spend the time in the beginning of your planning process to create the overall theme and mood for your big day, it will save you lots of time and stress in the end! – Alyssa

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EVENT CREDITS // venue: The New York Palace Hotel // church: Church of St Monica’s // florist: Diana Gould // photographer: Trent Bailey // dress: Alvina Valenta // bridal shop: Bridal Reflections NYC // Hair & Makeup: Maria Licari // Band: Hank Lane – The Mike Herman Band // videography: Michael Justin Films