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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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mexico wedding

 

mexico wedding

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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long island wedding

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

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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

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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Beaufort Historic Site North Carolina Wedding

Beaufort, North Carolina, is a majestic fishing town set on the crystal blue waters of the Atlantic. This historic and humble coastal location was idyllic for Laura and Josh’s wedding day. With a Carolina blue sky above and the rippling white caps below, this couple celebrated with an homage to the past all while looking towards the future.

Everything about this wedding was bright, starting with the bride’s accessories. Laura wore white peep toe slingbacks with a criss-cross design and accessorized with small pearl stud earrings.

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Her gorgeous head of red hair definitely stole the show and was styled half-up and curled. She wore a strapless lace sweetheart dress with a delicate strand of pearls- a classic Southern touch. Her bridesmaids wore long Tiffany blue dresses, some V-neck and some strapless. The group of ladies stood next to the waterfront for a few shots, with a healthy generous breeze.

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Josh was the epitome of handsome. He donned a gray three-piece suit with a blush-colored tie. For an adorable touch, his boutonniere was made from a tiny bloom of cotton.

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Beaufort is known for its beloved double-decker bus tours and Laura and Josh used the characteristic transportation to make their way to the ceremony. Looking cool in their sunglasses, Josh and his groomsmen climbed atop the red double-decker. Each guy had on a gray tie and a suit that matched the groom’s

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Laura boarded a bus of her own and looked delicate and angelic in the middle of its gray and orange interior.

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With her best girls in tow, they, too, were off to the courthouse.

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The simple splendor of the ceremony space was peaceful with an air of gentility.

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Guests were seated at long white-washed benches. The historic Beaufort courthouse, painted a brick red, was decorated with a wreath on the door and garland on the stair rails.

beaufort nc wedding
beaufort nc wedding

Laura was escorted down the aisle by her father and greeted Josh as the courthouse steps. In a heartfelt ceremony in front of friends and family, these two said “I do.”

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beaufort nc wedding
beaufort nc wedding

The bridal party posed for incredible group shots at some other historic properties in Beaufort, as they are plentiful and charming.

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With a wide porch and blanched exterior, Laura and Josh looked picture perfect in their first photos as husband and wife.

beaufort nc wedding
beaufort nc wedding

The reception was a personalized affair held under a white tent. Guests were invited to sign a photo album when they entered. Round reception tables were dressed with white linens, white chargers and Tiffany blue napkins. Centerpieces included silver lanterns, pink carnations, eucalyptus and gold mirror glass votives.

The cake looked delicious and exceptional in a monochromatic style. It was a white four-tier creation with thin swirls of buttercream about the layers. The topper was a small collection of pink roses and the cake was housed on a white stand.

Laura and Josh enjoyed their first dance as husband and wife with their bridal party by their sides. The entire group danced and celebrated as the day turned into night, trading sunlight for streetlights.

The couple was given one last ‘hoorah’ with a celebratory sparkler exit.

As they brought their wedding day to a close, they couldn’t help but get one last shot on the storied streets of Beaufort.

Laura and Josh took the notion of a courthouse wedding to a new, beautiful level and it couldn’t have been lovelier. The town of Beaufort is drenched in history and now, these two have their own beloved memories to recount and recollect. Congratulations, Laura and Josh!

Photographer:  Brett & Jessica
Band: Al Williams Band
Event Venue: Beaufort Historical Site
Shoes: BHLDN
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Classic Tuxedos
Floral Designer: Coastal Petals
Musicians: Crystal Coast Quartet
Cake Designer: Delicate Delights
Caterer: Fat Fellas BBQ
Bridesmaid Dresses: Wedingdressbee
Cinema and Video: Life Stage Films
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Lumina
Invitation Designer: Papyrus
Hair Stylist:Salon 101
Event Planner: Total Package Events
Dress Store: Traditions by anna Bridal Boutique

Beautiful Snow-Capped Spring Wedding in Colorado

Laura and Finn married in a sweet and unique wedding in the beautiful ski resort town of Vail, Colorado.

And it was gorgeous.

A stylish couple who carved their own day exactly how they wanted it, they tossed out tradition and had a beautiful wedding filled with personal touches – all captured by the wonderful Selah Photography (whose black and white shots are just stunning!).

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A chilly al fresco ceremony was made all the warmer with sweet words, and sweeter hot chocolate.

Then on to a reception with giant blooms, an abundance of candles, and chic vintage furniture, for a night of dancing to great music and chowing down on some of the couple’s favourite food.

All set against the backdrop of some of Colorado’s prettiest peaks, see out ski season in style with these beautiful mountain nuptials.

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The Theme

Much of our inspiration for theme and décor came from our location – we wanted the décor and style to fit with the casual yet elegant style of Vail itself.

I found my dress early in our planning process and I do feel like it helped to set the tone for the wedding, even though Finn didn’t see it until I was walking down the aisle!  

Gretchen with Chairished Vintage was great to work with, as her vintage style fit in perfectly with our vision.   

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The Flowers

Our bouquets were made of ranunculus, Juliet garden roses, lilac, spray roses, tulips and eucalyptus. 

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The Attire

Dress shopping was by far my favorite part of wedding planning!  I found my dress with my mom and sisters within a month of being engaged at a great bridal shop in Denver called Emma and Grace.  My dress was a shade of blush rather than white, which I loved. 

I thought dark navy complemented my dress well, so this is the color I chose for my bridesmaids and then incorporated different shades of light pink and blush into their bouquets.  I wanted them all to have the freedom to choose a dress style that they liked for their body type, especially because one of my bridesmaids was 36 weeks pregnant, and another had just delivered a baby one month prior, so I found a fabric and color at J. Crew that I liked and then let them choose any style in that fabric.  

We had no idea what the weather would be like in April in Vail, and the ceremony was outdoors, so I found these cute faux fur shawls on Etsy for my bridesmaids to wear which worked out perfectly.  I wore an ivory faux fur shawl during the ceremony and when we were outside for photos, but walked down the aisle without it so I wasn’t hiding my dress. 

Finn’s tuxedo was a dark navy.  For our groomsmen, we wanted to avoid the traditional black rental tux.  Finn found a great company online called Indochino that makes custom menswear.  Each of the groomsmen sent in their measurements and had a grey suit custom made for them. We were very happy with the final look and the groomsmen were happy to have a nice suit that they could wear again.  

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The Ceremony

Finn and I wrote our own vows and didn’t show them to each other in advance. 

As part of his vows, he read the poem “Love” by Roy Croft, which was absolutely perfect. Our goal was to keep the ceremony fairly short but meaningful – which I felt like we did.  

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The Photography

We loved working with Jackie with Selah Photography, as well as her husband Matt, who serves as her axillary shooter. 

We had wanted a photographer with an artistic, photojournalistic style who was comfortable with more candid shots rather than going through a checklist of posed photos, as we wanted our photos to capture the feelings of the day. 

We were incredibly happy with the photos in the end.  

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Favourite Moments

We held our weekend in Vail on closing weekend, which was meaningful to us.  Finn owns a hotel in Vail that he has been managing for the past 6 years where we have spent a lot of time during our five year relationship. 

He has been working on a plan to tear the lodge down and redevelop, which came into fruition this year, so this was his last season running the lodge.  Thus, in addition to closing weekend of Vail, it was also closing weekend of his lodge, which was a symbolic close of a chapter and the start of a new one. 

The wedding reception was held just a few blocks from his lodge and several of our out of town guests were able to stay there, which was fun.    

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The Decor & Details

We decorated with flowers – real as well as oversized paper flowers, vintage furniture, and candles.  

My parents put together a s’mores bar which we set up right outside the reception venue that was a lot of fun – and encouraged guests to go outside.  

One of Finn’s brothers set up a TV screen behind one of the bars that streamed photos throughout the night.  In addition to photos of us together and through the years, if the guests used the hashtag #vowsinvail, the photos showed up on the screen in real time.   

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The Refreshments

We served hot chocolate with white and pink heart-shaped marshmallows to our guests upon arrival to the ceremony, which was a big hit. 

Our main goal for our reception was for our guests (and us!) to have fun.  We wanted to encourage our guests to dance and to be up mingling with other guests so we chose not to have formal tables with assigned seating.  Instead, we informal seating – several vintage couches and chairs, two large farm tables, standing cocktail tables, and round tables scattered throughout the reception venue. 

We felt like this worked perfectly – the dance floor was never empty and several of our friends ended up making new friends that they otherwise may not have talked with.  Even though there were more guests than chairs, I don’t remember ever looking around and seeing a shortage of places to sit.   

The food was catered by one of our favorite restaurants in Vail, The Left Bank.  We love the lobster rolls they sell at the Vail farmer’s market during the summer so these were a must. 

All of the food was easy to eat standing up since we didn’t have formal seating – in addition to the lobster rolls, we had a great selection of cheeses and meats, mini quiches and BLT sandwiches, poached salmon on toast, roasted vegetable skewers, lettuce wraps with seasonal vegetables, shrimp salad in lettuce cups, etc. 

Late in the night, we brought out trays of Croque Monsieurs, which were a huge hit. The Left Bank is a French restaurant, which was also special to us, as we were engaged in Paris.    

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The Music

We had a guitarist play at our ceremony.  The wedding party walked down to the song Blackbird by the Beatles, I walked down the aisle to Canon in D, and Finn and I walked out to The Wedding March.

Finn and I danced to an acoustic version of the song We Found Love which our band learned for us.  

One of the highlights of the night was when my parents surprised us with a dance they had prepared that included a mix of various songs – from The Twist to Gangnam Style. 

The photos that Jackie and Matt captured of our expressions watching them were some of my favorites. 

We love dancing so we chose a great band who could play music that we liked (and specifically avoid certain songs we don’t) and we started the dancing as soon as we could by starting the speeches (which we limited to the maids of honor and best man and my father – anyone else who wanted to say something did it at the rehearsal dinner, which worked really well) immediately upon our arrival, followed by dancing. 

We also hired a DJ to play music during the band’s breaks and when the band was done playing to keep the energy up the entire night.

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Advice for Other Couples

I think my best advice for other couples planning a wedding would be to not get caught up trying to do things the way “everyone else” does them.  One of the reasons I think we were so happy with our ceremony and reception was that we didn’t do anything that wasn’t meaningful to us. 

We started our planning by thinking of what we did and did not like about weddings we’d been to.  We don’t like long boring ceremonies so we kept ours short and sweet but still significant based on what we did choose to include.  We didn’t find meaning in traditions such as the bouquet and garter tosses, neither of us really like cake, and we don’t like it when you get to the reception and are starving and waiting to eat – so we left some things out, didn’t serve cake, and had food readily available before we even got there so people could start eating right away if they were hungry. 

In order to stay within a budget, Finn researched every detail of the wedding as much as possible and got price quotes from multiple vendors before making a decision.  He spent an incredible amount of time doing this – I couldn’t have done it without him. 

Vail is an expensive place to get married but we were able to save money by holding the wedding closing weekend, as rates at the end of the season for hotels tend to be lower than in peak season.  This way we also avoided peak wedding season, which helped us when looking for vendors, as most people we checked with were available that weekend so we had more options of people to work with.

We were not, however, willing to save money by doing everything ourselves during wedding weekend – we didn’t want to be decorating, cleaning up, etc., and wanted to avoid having to ask friends and family to help with these sorts of things as well. 

We were very happy to have hired Chairished Vintage and Candlelight Ambiance to take care of decorations and tear down at the rehearsal dinner and wedding reception.  

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Isn’t it just gorgeous – you know how much we love giant flowers. So many pretty details, and Vail looks like such a beautiful town. And we just can’t get enough of hearing a bride praise her groom for getting so involved in the wedding planning.