Saint Thomas Preservation Hall Wilmington NC Wedding

Built in 1846, St. Thomas Preservation Hall is a landmark set in the heart of historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. For Amanda and Andrew, getting married inside this remarkable site was nothing short of history in the making.

wilmington nc wedding

 

wilmington nc wedding

With exposed brick walls and grand stained-glass windows, this venue projects antiquity and rustic charm. With her father by her side, Amanda walked through two large wooden doors down a center aisle to Andrew in a pair of sassy blush-colored heels. Her long, curled dark locks stood out next to her stark white veil. Her gown featured a sweetheart neckline and a fit-and-flare silhouette. It was crafted with lace, beaded fabric and figure flattering ruching. She carried a gorgeous bouquet of roses, arranged with various colors of light peach and dark coral.

wilmington nc wedding

 

wilmington nc wedding

The wedding party looked equally as handsome. The bridesmaids echoed the bride’s bouquet with peach-colored dresses, all in different styles, and carried bouquets with orange and white flowers.

wilmington nc wedding

The groom and his groomsmen all coordinated with tan three-piece suits and white shirts. They accessorized their lapels with bright orange lilies.

wilmington nc wedding

 

wilmington nc wedding

 

wilmington nc wedding

 

wilmington nc wedding

 

wilmington nc wedding

 

wilmington nc wedding

 

wilmington nc wedding

 

wilmington nc wedding

After the couple said “I do” in front of a large crowd of family and friends, they took some time to steal away and take a few intimate photos. Underneath a beautiful Carolina sky, the two embraced and smiled before the festivities began.

wilmington nc wedding

 

wilmington nc wedding

Guests were invited to join the couple at 128 South, a popular reception venue also in Downtown Wilmington. It was the perfect second step of their wedding because this venue, too, has exposed brick walls that add to the ambiance to the affair. Tables were draped with tan and white linens, pink napkins and rustic wooden centerpieces, all surrounded by chocolate brown chairs.

wilmington nc wedding

 

wilmington nc wedding

Guests were invited to join the couple at 128 South, a popular reception venue also in Downtown Wilmington. It was the perfect second step of their wedding because this venue, too, has exposed brick walls that add to the ambiance to the affair. Tables were draped with tan and white linens, pink napkins and rustic wooden centerpieces, all surrounded by chocolate brown chairs.

wilmington nc wedding
wilmington nc wedding
wilmington nc wedding

 

wilmington nc wedding

 

wilmington nc wedding

Wilmington is known for its water-front presence but it’s also a wonderful place rich in aged vestiges and culture. Amanda and Andrew’s wedding day captured even more of what there is to love about this special Southern city. After a beautiful ceremony and reception, the rest, they say, is history. Congratulations, Amanda and Andrew!

Photographer:  Photos by Kristopher
Ceremony Venue: Saint Thomas Preservation Hall
Dress Store: Weddingdressbee
DJ: Absolute Best DJ
Floral Designer: Fiore Fine Flowers
Event Coordinator: Lily Belles Floral & Event Design

Bernardsville New Jersey Elegant Winter Wedding

Just because you get married close to a holiday, doesn’t mean you to have to match everything with your wedding to it. For New Jersey couple, Rebecca and Jon, their December wedding was still very much about them as a couple. So instead of red and green, they had pink and black!

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

Before the ceremony, Rebecca and her bridesmaids had fun getting ready together. Wearing pink and gold robes, they helped their friend look perfect for one of the most important days of her life.

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

The couple wed in a beautiful church, full of wooden architecture that was so grand in and of itself. Rebecca was escorted down the aisle by her father. She wore a fit-and-flare gown with a beaded sweetheart neckline and ruching. The skirt was beautiful and dramatic with its interesting layering and pick-ups. She also wore stunning earrings and a long veil. To get her down the aisle, she wore silver peep-toe Jimmy Choos.

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

Her bridesmaids donned long black dresses with beaded bodices and black pashminas. Their bouquets featured bright fuchsia, pink and white flowers, including poppies, dahlias and roses, while the brides’s bouquet was equally as impressive and unique with dusty-colored roses and silver brunia berries.

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

The groom, Jon, wore a black tuxedo, with white shirt and black tie and his groomsmen followed suit. After the heartfelt ceremony, the bridal party took some photos in the cool December air outside.

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

For the shoot, Rebecca wore a faux fur jacket to cover her shoulders. It was the perfect wintry accessory.

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

Guests were in for some fun at the reception. They were given mad libs from the couple that they could fill out, alongside with personalized pens. There were sure to be some funny and interesting answers!

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

The tables were decorated with tall flower arrangements filled with soft white and pink roses. Wreaths were created with the couple’s initials, also made out of roses. And a beautiful, antique trunk served as the cardholder at the reception.

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

 

new jersey wedding

Of course, there were a few nods to Christmas, as well. The venue had a gorgeous Christmas tree in front of a large window. Rebecca and Jon took advantage and were able to get a few great shots for the season.

new jersey wedding

This was a lovely winter wedding for a lovely couple. It shows that you can make your wedding day whatever you dream it to be. Sometimes, it’s a nice surprise for guests who might expect one thing to see something completely different, and personalized, instead. Congratulations to Rebecca and Jon! We’re sure the memories of this chilly December day will warm their hearts forever.

Photographer:  andres valenzuela photography

Floral Designer: Floriography Designs
Reception Venue: The Bernards Inn

Fall Live Oak Florida Real Wedding

Some of the most elegant weddings are the ones that embrace natural beauty and harness the energy and love of the couple. Michelle and Ryan were married on a bright day in Live Oak, Florida, and completely submerged themselves in sunny weather and outdoor ambiance.

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Michelle and her bridesmaids wore monogrammed denim button-downs to get ready, a handy idea for any bride-to-be.

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She changed into a gown that featured a sweetheart neckline, ruched fitted bodice and fit-and-flare skirt. She wore a long veil that fluttered in the Florida breeze and walked down the aisle in a sassy pair of Jessica Simpson heels.

florida wedding
florida wedding

Her bridesmaids wore long, dark navy blue dresses with interesting necklines. They all wore their hair in ways that best fit their style. Each lady carried a bouquet filled with calla lilies of various colors, gerbera daisies, and curly willow.

florida wedding
florida wedding

Ryan and his groomsmen looked calm and collected in light gray suits. Ryan wore a gray tie and gray vest, while his groomsmen chose dark ties and dark vests. The boutonnieres featured lime-green button mums and dark blue ribbon.

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Under a ceiling of wooden beams and sky lights, Michelle and Ryan were wed in a gorgeous church in front of a generous crowd of friends and family.

florida wedding

After the ceremony, the couple opted for a few photos, embracing the natural landscape and holding hands amidst the tall pines.

florida wedding
florida wedding
florida wedding
florida wedding
florida wedding
florida wedding
florida wedding

Involving the location of your wedding can make me for lasting memories. The only things that beamed brighter than the Sunshine State on this day were the smiles of Michelle and Ryan. Congratulations!

Photographer:  Tega Photography//Reception Venue: Suwannee Weddings

Puerto Vallarta Mexico Destination Real Wedding

Escaping the cold and retreating to paradise sounds like the wedding of a lifetime. Amy and Al chose the Garza Blanca Preserve in heavenly Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for their intimate, blissful affair. With sand beneath their feet and sun above their heads, these two had a relaxed, low-key wedding that rivals any vacation.

mexico wedding

 

mexico wedding

 

mexico wedding

Before the ceremony, Amy and Al spent the day relaxing on the beach with family and friends. In the afternoon, they parted ways to get ready.

mexico wedding

Amy’s dress was the picture-perfect choice for a beachfront wedding. It was a lace, V-neck gown with delicate beading around the waist and a lovely train. Her side-swept curls looked charming with a thin, sparkling headband and she chose a pair of glittering gold heels to wear before and after the ceremony.

mexico wedding

She carried a bouquet full of greenery and pink and white rose buds.

mexico wedding

 

mexico wedding

 

mexico wedding

Al looked cool and comfortable in a gray Nordstrom suit, complete with a gray vest and white tie.

mexico wedding

As he embraced with his mother, Al made his way down to the ceremony to the delicate hum of a cello.

mexico wedding

Barefoot and beautiful, Amy walked with her father down to the beach.

mexico wedding

Standing between two palm trees and in front of a fabric-covered arbor, Al couldn’t contain the emotion as his bride walked down the sand-covered aisle. The ceremony was filled with lots of love and laughter.

mexico wedding

 

mexico wedding

 

mexico wedding

Guests created a circle with their shoes and the couple placed theirs in the center, as a way to symbolize unity and togetherness. After the ceremony, the couple stayed behind and posed for some photos with a setting sun and the beautiful rocky shore.

mexico wedding

 

mexico wedding

 

mexico wedding

 

mexico wedding

 

mexico wedding

With the fiery bursts of peach, orange and red painted in the distance, the guests feted the couple with a poolside reception.

mexico wedding

Tables were decorated with thin slices of wood topped with small arrangements of baby’s breath. Small votive candles created a romantic glow of light.

mexico wedding

Everyone enjoyed a delicious dinner and guests noshed on small cupcakes in various flavors topped with small silver sprinkles.  After dining, the couple and their guests couldn’t wait to get on the dance floor.

mexico wedding

With a spirited mix of ‘90s tunes, guests danced the night away under white string lights.

mexico wedding

And at the very end of the night, the couple completed their celebration with a bright pink piñata, true to a celebratory occasion in Mexico.

mexico wedding

This couple didn’t have to worry about anything, as the resort took care of most of the details. They were able to provide their guests with a fun, memorable and heartwarming experience in a serene location. What more could a wedding day need than friends, family and a fiesta? Congratulations, Amy and Al!

Photographer:  Artistrie Co.
Reception Venue: Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa
Dress Store: Weddingdressbee
Makeup Artist: Make Up Artist Studio by Irene Guerediaga
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Nordstrom

Fine Art Wedding From Long Island New York

From yellow to pale blue, classy comes in all colors. On a beautiful fall day, Lili and Sam gathered with their friends and family at the Harbor Links Golf Course on Long Island, New York. Staying true to themselves and their fun personalities, the couple rejoiced in a bright, blissful day.

Lili looked lovely in a strapless A-line gown with a small ribbon waistband. She wore a classic strand of pearls and wore her hair styled in a simple updo. She carried a beautiful all-white bouquet, filled with peonies and berries.

long island wedding

Lili wanted to make sure her day was fun. For a stylish accessory, she wore a sunny pair of yellow heels. Also, before the ceremony, she gifted each bridesmaid a hand-written note with a “Golden Girls” theme.

long island wedding
long island wedding

Groom Sam also had a few fun touches of his own. His Paul Smith cuff-links were multi-colored, yet modest. He wore a sharp black tuxedo, black tie and black patent leather shoes.

long island wedding
long island wedding

His boutonniere was fashioned with the same berries found in his bride’s bouquet.

long island wedding
long island wedding

Before the ceremony, the couple opted for a “first look” session. With his back turned, Lili snuck up behind Sam. He turned around and they exchanged smiles together.

first wedding look
long island wedding

They opted for a few more photos at the venue before the ceremony began. Next to the water, underneath flowering trees and sitting side by side, they looked calm and ready to get married.

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long island wedding
long island wedding
new york wedding

Lili let her bridesmaids choose their own dresses, each with a unique style and color: one-shoulder, thin straps and asymmetrical skirt were all included. The bridesmaids also carried smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet.

bridesmaids

Sam’s groomsmen looked dashing in gray suits. They sported black ties and had a fun time capturing some off-the-cuff photos before the ceremony began.

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new york wedding

In front of a gazebo decorated with hydrangea, greenery, and blue delphinium, the bride’s mother escorted her down the stone-covered walk to her groom. The aisle was lined with white chairs, adorned with small delicate flowers.

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wedding ceremony
wedding ceremony
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After a heartfelt ceremony, the couple exited to a rousing audience of friends and family. Lili and her friend share a special embrace, reveling in the joyous occasion.

wedding ceremony

The reception was gorgeous and timeless. Round tables were covered with white linens and dressed up with gold chivari chairs. Each place setting featured an engraved wine glass, as guests got to take home chocolate-covered strawberries, as well.

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wedding decor
wedding decor

The cake was effortless and stunning. It was four round white tiers with a cascade of white hydrangea flowers from the top down the front. It was delicately touched with small pearl details. The cake table was decorated with votive candles and the bridesmaids’ bouquets.

wedding cake

Sam and Lili enjoyed their first dance together as husband and wife. They beamed ear to ear with bright smiles and hopeful hearts.

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wedding bouquet

Sam and Lili’s wedding was one that can stand the test of time. It incorporated who they are as couple, as well as all the timeless, wonderful things we grow to love about weddings. We’re sure with their vibrant spirits and jubilant outlooks on life, this couple will make every step colorful and everlasting.

Photographer:  Rebecca Yale Portraits
Event Venue: The Clubhouse at Harbor Links

The Mountain Mermaid Topanga California Real Wedding

Meandering pathways, hillside views and lush plant life are just a few of the amenities at The Mountain Mermaid, an eccentric and colorful venue in Topanga, California. Bride Tracy and Groom Andrew embraced this gorgeous, airy location and experienced a wedding day full of color, light and naturally, love.

This blissful day started with the sun sitting high over the treasured manner. The Mountain Mermaid features patios and great rooms with a rustic façade and a plethora of terra cotta clay pots filled to the brim with plants. The couple used this as the inspiration for the look of their day.

topanga ca wedding
topanga ca wedding

Tracy was going to walk down the aisle in a pair of white stilettos with delicate flower appliques. Her bouquet was teeming with color from orange dahlias to assorted greenery and pink Veronica. Tracy even added dainty orange and purple flowers in her hair to coordinate.

topanga ca wedding

Her bridesmaids all looked bright and bubbly in short peach-colored V-neck dresses and her maid of honor wore a cheery strapless pink dress.  They all wore matching necklaces and sported their own unique hairstyles, all while carrying bouquets similar to the bride’s.

topanga ca wedding

She wore a strapless lace sheath gown that was elegant and figure-flattering. She accessorized with a half-up hairstyle and statement earrings. Arm and arm with her proud parents, she walked down the stone sidewalk to the ceremony.

topanga ca wedding

Standing underneath an arbor made out of natural wood and adorned with bunches of flowers and ribbons, the couple said “I do.” Hand in hand, Tracy and Andrew said their vows and were pronounced husband and wife.

topanga ca wedding

This venue possesses some amazing photo opportunities so Tracy and Andrew took advantage after the ceremony. Next to a distressed gate, the two gazed lovingly in each other’s eyes for a fun, romantic shot.

topanga ca wedding
topanga ca wedding

Past a few fountains and lovely gardens, guests made their way to the reception. White-covered tables were enhanced with neutral-colored runners, gold mirror glass votives and a collection of flowers in green vases.

topanga ca wedding

The cake table was distinctive and original. Behind the cake was a background full of multi-colored ribbons. The couple offered guests three choices of cupcakes, all sitting atop a simple white tower. The top layer was a small cake that featured lovely white rippled fondant and bright flower garnishes.

topanga ca wedding

In a room lit with soft candlelight and a gorgeous bucolic chandelier, the newly mined Mr. and Mrs. danced in a room of their dearest friends and family. With the look of love in their eyes, the couple was feted with a gorgeous celebration as the sun set into the night.

This warm, inviting wedding day was perfect for Tracy and Andrew. If it’s any inclination, their future together will be beautiful, bright, and warm. Congratulations!

Photographer:  White Haute Photography
Shoes: Burberry
Bridesmaid Dresses: Weddingdressbee
Invitation Designer: Minted
Dress Designer: Weddingdressbee
Floral Designer: Peony and Plum
Caterer: Savour This Moment
Cake Designer: Sheila Mae
Reception Venue: The Mountain Mermaid

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Bridal Session

Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist

This sweet bridal session was shot a few weeks before the actual wedding day because Olivia, the bride, really wanted some quality time for portraits with the groom. With the Old Ogle Home Place in the Smoky Mountains as their back drop, Julie Roberts began the shoot with their “first look” and continued with a lot of lovely sentimental moments. Justin and Olivia wrote each other a love note and shared it during the session. Olivia’s mom made the bouquet and boutonniere. Olivia made the head piece herself. This session was full of so many personal touches … not to mention a couple that have a beautiful connection with each other. 

Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist
Smoky Mountain first look | Julie Roberts Photographic Artist