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Colorful Colorado Farm Wedding

When it came to picking a color palette, this Colorado bride took a “go bold or go home” approach. Mixed-and-matched with shades of red, pink, peach and gold, it’s a testament to the power of stepping outside the typical wedding color box with genius vendors like Cori Cook and A Vintage Affair there to help execute to perfection. Brace yourself for a gallery full gorgeous from Brumley & Wells right here.

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Summer
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Rustic

From Jessica of A Vintage AffairIts like the sun knew it couldn’t compete with the radiance of this colorful glamorous bride. Despite the overcast skies, the day turned out perfect. The timeless romantic invitation with delicate gold foil on a pale pink cotton paper mixed with whimsey red calligraphy really set the tone. Guests were greeted with wine when they arrived at 90 acre farm before walking over to the lovely ceremony site. Liz, from Cori Cook Floral created gorgeous lush asymmetrical bouquets with gold flowing ribbons. The looks perfect with the bridesmaids blush and metallic dresses.

Bringing in a touch of Colorado the sparkling escort cards placed in aspen branches were paired perfectly with mountain scene table numbers. The guests were dancing all night long to music from Diamond Orchestra. The evening was the perfect combination of refined and relaxed. Brumley and Wells captured this lovely day on film. They approach small moments and details unlike anyone else which gives the photos such a defined artistic style.

From The Bride…When we began the design process, I told Jessica and Liz how much I love color. I wanted a bright and happy wedding that was playful, yet elegant. Crooked Willow Farms was the perfect backdrop and the design team delivered on the exact feel I imagined. Liz from Cori Cook Floral created the most amazing backdrop to the ceremony with shimmering gold fabric, a curtain of soft green eucalyptus, and a hanging floral centerpiece, all flanked by gold hurricane lanterns.

I wanted my wedding dress to show movement and not feel overwhelming, so I chose a fitted Sarah Seven gown. The gold lace felt classic and elegant, while the other design elements, such as the unique bodice and crystal belt, made it feel modern and unique. My something blue was a velvet cape that my grandmother made for my mom’s wedding. My something borrowed was an antique pendant that I pinned to my bouquet. My something old was a heart-shaped locket and my something new was a pair of gold spiral earrings that Ben gave me as a wedding gift.

The ceremony was my favorite part of the day. From start to finish, we were surrounded by the people we love most in this world and it felt so intimate and personalized. My dad walked me down the aisle where I saw Ben for the first time that day. I remember thinking how handsome he was and how confident he looked standing at the altar. Ben and I wrote the ceremony together, which was meant to be a true reflection of our relationship and who we want to become as a couple. We chose readings that reminded us of the importance of the decision we were about to make, while also highlighting the need to always stay connected and put each other first. At one point during the ceremony, I looked to my mom, who gave me a reassuring smile, and I thought how beautiful she was.

My brother, who has been a tremendous influence in my life, officiated, and my best friend since middle school, Megan, was our reader. Tim wore his Navy whites and Megan matched our colors in a gorgeous poppy red dress. My bridesmaids, who included long-time friends and my sister-in-law, Morgan, wore blush pink and beaded gowns. Ben’s groomsmen were a collection of friends from each stage of his life—from high school to grad school. The guys looked dapper in their gray suits with navy and brown accents. My nieces, Emma and Addie, were absolutely precious in their chiffon dresses and floral headbands. Instead of flowers, Addie held a balloon with a gold and pink paper tassel and Emma carried a “Here Comes the Bride” sign that I painted.

The second highlight from the day was our toasts. Following a difficult year, my family became closer than ever as we all rallied around my father, who faced health issues. He gave the most heartfelt speech honoring me and Ben among our family and friends. My maid and matron of honor, Juliette and Leslie, followed my dad with a hilarious toast that featured a “Guide to Dana,” which showed how well my friends know me. Ben’s brother, David, kept the laughs coming with a roast of Ben that touched upon Ben’s love of cars (and subsequent speeding tickets) and his use of hair products.

It was a perfect day for so many reasons, but mostly because Ben and I were able to celebrate our love and commitment among so many loved ones.

Photography: Brumley And Wells | Styling: A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals | Event Planning: A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals | Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design | Wedding Gown: Yvette By Sarah Seven From A & Be Bridal Shop | Cake: Cake Heads | Invitations: Sincerely Jackie | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew | Bridesmaids' Dresses: ASOS | Catering: Epicurean Catering | Hair: Alex Cox Hair Design | Calligraphy: Maeve & Peach | Calligraphy: Maeve & Peach | Band: Diamond Orchestra | Suits: Macy’s Alfani | Film Lab: Mammum Film Lab | Makeup: Kelsey Zabawa Makeup Artistry | Rentals: La Tavola & Butler Rents | Wedding Venue: Crooked Willow Farms

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Mountain View Lake Tahoe Wedding

When Lake Tahoe serves as your backdrop, you can pretty much guarantee that your nuptials will be gorgeous. Awe-inspiring views coupled with the floral and event design of EUCCA Floral makes this homey affair memorable beyond compare. And with Onelove Photography on the guest list, you can bet that every image captured of this artistic duo is stunning.

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Spring
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Lake
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Rustic

From The Bride…We chose a family home for our wedding and it was intimate, romantic, and had a killer mountain/valley view. We have backgrounds in art and flowers and wanted to infuse that into our decor. Woodland Watercolor best describes our wedding style. Before the wedding, we had help from bridesmaids and friends to create hand dyed napkins & table runners. My ladies even helped to create lots of little geometric shapes for a modern accent to the decor.

As a floral designer, flowers were very important! I opted to keep things low and lush which showed off the beautiful spring blooms and the setting. I put together the floral arrangements and bouquets with help from some of my closest friends and bridesmaids. Then there was our ceremony! I had my heart set on a reclaimed wood wall backdrop. This was the groom’s project! After finding reclaimed wood at local shops, Tyler and his groomsmen Chris set to work on building. Our cousins jumped in to help paint- it truly was a family affair!

We used garden roses, peonies, tulips, delphinium, and loads of spring blooms. I scoured the grounds and foraged for specialty foliage, lilacs, and hellebores. I had the bridesmaids select unique dresses they liked within our color palette. That way, they would all feel comfortable and beautiful. They looked great! Each bridesmaid carried a unique bouquet to compliment their dress.

The groomsmen wore a more casual look with vests, colored shirts, pants, and dark camel colored accessories. Our boutonnieres had a playful and romantic look with petite garden roses and gold painted animals. I wore an ivory silk Tadashi Shoji dress and carried a bouquet of juliet garden roses with delphinium, spring blooms, and foliage.

The hutch that served as our dessert station was made by a local wood-worker from 100+ year old cabin and barn wood. Tyler has a love for history and sweets, so this was a perfect way to display the goods! We wanted our wedding to be intimate- to reflect both of our styles, and to involve our closest friends and family. We ended up with a comfortably small guest count which promoted lots of quality time and laughter.

At the end of our ceremony we performed a ‘hand fasting.’ It is an old traditional wedding ceremony where your family and friends fasten ribbons around the hands of the betrothed. Our guests formed a circle which we walked around- this enabled us to spend a moment with each person- we really felt the love! The hand fasting ceremony was beautiful and special. We had the chance to touch everyone at the start which made the whole day feel personal and intimate.

Our first look was so sweet and romantic! I literally buried my head in my bouquet from shyness. Pinning my groom with his boutonniere was also special. I pin lots of boutonnieres, but this one will always be my favorite. We loved having our dog, Zeus, there to celebrate. He’s a special little guy with loads of personality. I know we’ll love the photos of him on that day forever.

Having our family and friends there and so willing to help will always touch us. I will cherish the memory of my junior bridesmaids stopping by for hugs and running off to dance with bouquets. Our photo booth was a great tool- everyone stopped in for photos with silly props. Be inspired! Don’t be afraid to reach for big ideas. Any idea, big or small, can be translated into something special. Pick a few things that excite and reflect you- whether it be animals, travel, impressionist art, color, or food. Bounce those small, obscure ideas around and a concrete look will start to form. Talk it out- talk to a coordinator or designer. Involve friends and family when you can. Let people know how you want things to look and feel. They may think of something new and amazing that brings your vision to life. Ask for help. DIY projects, sourcing, referrals. All of these can be made easier by the efforts of professionals and friends.

Have fun! Weddings are stressful, but remember what it’s about. After all the build up and planning, let go and know that your day is going to be exactly as it should be. Beautiful and probably imperfect. You’re going to remember the important details- the look in his eyes when he saw you, those annoying nervous giggles, speeches that surprise you (in a good way), your little cousin initiating a dance off. Take part, be present, and enjoy. What’s perfect anyway?!

Photography: Onelove Photography | Event Designer: EUCCA Floral | Cake: Roundabout Catering | Stationary: Minted | Lighting: Tahoe Entertainer | DJ: Last Resort DJ | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Dress Designer: Tadashi Shoji | Florals: EUCCA Floral | Rentals: Tahoe Entertainer | Venue: Lake Tahoe

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Rustic, Elegant Wedding in Georgia at Vinewood Plantation

This wedding is so incredibly special. Special in the way that it is gorgeous, but also in the way that it is meaningful. It’s glamorous, but filled with so much heart you can’t help but feel something when pouring through Amy Arrington‘s stunning images. It’s warm, it’s cozy, it’s elegant, it’s filled with love –  it’s absolutely perfect. See just what I mean here.

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Winter
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Plantation
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Rustic

From Amy Arrington PhotographyThe couple, Megan Loflin + Joe Sommers, were married at Vinewood Plantation on November 22, 2013, just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. We loved their “glitter + gold glam” theme at their reception. Fun fact about their “get away car” … it makes an appearance the Zac Brown Band’s music video called “Sweet Annie.”

From The Bride…My now husband, Joe, popped the question while we were visiting New York City, where we’d met while residing there two and half years ago. Having grown up in North Carolina and Georgia, we felt a strong calling to begin our next chapter in the South.

Friends and family were coming from all over the country for our wedding, so we really wanted them to experience a southern affair at its finest! We served apple pie moonshine during the cocktail hour, BBQ, for dinner and southern inspired confections for dessert. We danced the night away to an awesome, classic southern rock band!

My gown was my Grandmother’s, which had also been worn by my Mother and Great Aunt on their wedding days. With the help of a fantastic seamstress in Atlanta, we were able to redesign the gown into a style that better suited me. The gown turned out beautifully and the sentimental value of it is worth its weight in gold (which I used as my core color!).

Even though we chose a beautiful, rustic venue, I really wanted to create a glamorous setting inside the stable. With the help of some of the most talented people I have ever met, including my wedding planner, Eva Clark, this was accomplished. The best part is that our photographer captured our wedding perfectly and I can almost relive the day every time I look through the photo gallery!

Photography: Amy Arrington Photography | Event Planning: Belle Of The Ball (Eva Clark) | Floral Design: Gertie Mae's Floral Studio | Catering: Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q | Band: Rockasaurus | Ceremony + Reception: Vinewood Plantation | Ceremony Musicians: Celebration String Quartet | Dessert Bar: Blooming Flour Bakery | Dress Restyling: Gizzelle James | Hair + Makeup: Claudia Merjerle | Linens: Hero Linens | Rentals: Crush Vintage Rentals | Veil: Fabulous Frocks

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Elegant Outdoor Provence Wedding

Whenever my newly engaged friends come seeking advice, I tell them all the same thing – consider a destination wedding. One, they’re beautiful. Two, we all get to travel to someplace utterly fabulous (South of France, anyone?) And three, because you’ve got amazing vendors like Lavender And Rose and Laetitia C on location and others like O’Malley Photographers willing to travel right with you. It’s sort of a win-win-win situation, and you can see more pretty evidence sitting here.

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Summer
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Estate

From O’Malley PhotographersWe have a gorgeous and intimate destination wedding here to share with you! Taken by the gorgeous scenery and surroundings, this couple opted for a stylish, but rustic destination wedding in the south of France. Domaine des Grottes, the hundreds of years old estate, beautifully restored and turned into an idyllic wedding venue in Provence provided the picture perfect back-drop. Guests gathered together at a nearby catholic church to witness the bride and groom say their vows and afterward enjoyed cocktails, live jazz and dinner on the estate. The bride and groom chose to hire Lavender and Rose to plan and design their destination event without flaw. With beautiful furniture, old-world elegance and sweeping views across the rolling foot hills and olive groves, this truly was a dream destination wedding.

From The Bride…We wanted to get married in Provence. We visited a lot of venues, and we really fell in love with this place the first time we went there. It had everything we wanted, the house itself was beautiful, very well decorated, with enough rooms to allow our families to stay with us. The surroundings with the vineyards and olive fields are magical. They have a very beautiful pool with old stone arcades, where we imagined the reception taking place. It was the perfect mix between the Provence authenticity and modernity we were after. Also, the owner was lovely and really helpful. We rented the whole domaine for 3 days and it felt like home.

We wanted an elegant and ‘modern’ wedding, but as we were in Provence we wanted to incorporate some elements of it in the decor. For example, our stationery was not very traditional but yet very chic, and we used pictures of the domaine, region and images of flowers from the area in it. Our graphic designer thought we should use the idea of travel and designed a series of bespoke little stamps that incorporated some of our styling ideas. We also used names of flowers you can find in the area (lavender, rose, mimosa etc) as table names and Louise created stamps with the name of each flower that we used on our table holders. The RSVP was a postcard as well.

For the tablescapes we wanted something chic and modern, that’s why we chose crystal chairs with grey tablecloth and very neat and structured ceterpieces of peonies, roses and hydrangeas. Our wedding planners and the graphic designer who designed our stationery helped us to achieve what we wanted.

The color scheme was navy blue, dove grey, blush pink, and peach. We had blue envelopes, pink and grey invitations. The flowers were pink and peach and the tablecloth and napkins were pink and grey. The flower girls and page boys were also in navy blue and blush pink. Even the church was pink! The source of inspiration was the place itself which was an old postal station/ coaching inn from the 18th century.

Definitely hire a good wedding planner from the area. It is very difficult to find good service providers, caterers, flowers, etc when you are not from there and also you need someone on-site that coordonates everything, the deliveries, the settings etc. I would also send save-the-dates and invitations far in advance to make sure people can book their flights, hotels etc. Our wedding planners also created a website that was very useful for all the guests who travelled to the south of France.

Photography: O'Malley Photographers | Event Design: Lavender And Rose | Event Planning: Lavender And Rose | Floral Design: Laetitia C | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Pamela Brown | Invitations: Louise Richardson | Catering: Marrou | Make-up: Laury Guglielmetti | Hair: Gerard Coiffure | Venue: Domaine Des Grottes

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