Effortlessly Elegant Spring Wedding in South Korea

We love sharing how different cultures celebrate weddings. No matter where you’re getting married or what tradition you come from, we’re sure you’ll love the effortlessly elegant ideas from Youna and Jay’s wedding, which took place in Seoul. From the sweetly simple bridal bouquet composed of fragrant Lily of the Valley, to the unique architecture of the venue, to both of Youna’s choices in dress, this wedding captured by Utah photographer Chudleigh Weddings is one to remember.

From the Bride:

Jay proposed to me while I was visiting him in Seoul, and as we were planning the wedding, the city where we were both born and raised became our choice of venue.

 We both visited Shilla often when we were in Seoul. Whether it was for a family dinner or friend’s engagement party, their service was impeccable and a small place called Yeong Bin Gwan, mixed with traditional Korean architecture and the western interior, was perfect for small gatherings. It’s the most beautiful place in the spring. We spoke to their events department, and they were incredibly supportive of our plan to use Yeong Bin Gwan for our wedding ceremony, reception and even an after party. They made a beautiful flower arch up on the hill, filled center garden with 12 long dining tables, and we were ready to be married!

 We cannot thank the people who worked with us on our special day enough. Ms. Jayeoul of Shilla took care of little details and last minute requests. Ms. Suh, who knows how to win every bride’s heart through flowers, was beyond delightful.

 Britt of Chudleigh Weddings flew from Utah to Seoul to photograph our wedding, was our best choice ever. After seeing her portfolio, we knew she was the one. She and her assistant were both wonderful with guests and captured the most amazing moments that evening. We can’t imagine the day now without them there.

It truly was the best day of our lives.

Photography Britt Chudleigh | Planner: Jaeyeol Lee / Shilla | Dress: Lanvin / Chanel | Venue: Yeong Bin Gwan / Shilla | Floral: Shilla  | Rings: Graff / Cartier | Makeup: Lee Kyung Min Foret

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02.16.15 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Win Wedding Photography from Lucy Cuneo

One of the things we love most is being able to connect our wonderful readers with amazing wedding professionals who we know will help you create the wedding of your dreams. And, we get even more excited when these vendors want to sponsor a giveaway. Read more to find out how to win 8 hours of wedding photography from Lucy Cuneo!

If you’re inspired by classic elegance, film photography, and timeless beauty, Lucy may be the perfect photographer for you. With a masters in Fine Art Photography, she has photographed weddings across Europe and North America. She is passionate about working on film, which allows her to deliver a rich and vibrant backdrop to your day. And, Lucy wants to hear about your love story, your vision for your wedding, and those details that make you and your celebration unique!

The Prize from Lucy Cuneo– valued at $6500
• 8 hours of continuous wedding day coverage, shot on film
• Prints of all images and USB drive
• Couple’s shoot the day before the wedding
• Online gallery and print ordering

Lucy is a destination photographer and would love to travel wherever the winner is located. All travel fees and accommodations for the photographer and her assistant outside of South Carolina will be paid in full by the winner; travel and accommodations will be booked by Lucy. View more of her work here!

How To Enter:
Simply comment on this post (or if you’re shy, email giveaway@lucycuneophotography.com), with your wedding date, location, and a little about your love story!

*A standard wedding photography contract will apply. Additional hours of coverage, prints, albums and USB drives are available at additional cost that will be provided in advance and upon request.

This contest is closed- winner will be announced soon.

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02.16.15 / Contests, Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Dream Lovely by Girl With a Serious Dream

We think that every bride should feel at her most beautiful on her wedding day, which is only part of the reason why we love the new Dream Lovely collection of bridal robes and accessories by Girl With a Serious Dream. Whether it’s a delicate lace garment, a soft, silk-lined robe for the wedding morning, or a custom French lace veil for the walk down the aisle, we’re sure that you’ll see the delicate elements of wonder and finesse found in every piece.

The Dream Lovely collection was inspired by the lush, intimate nature of the French gardens of Versailles; classic architecture surrounded by fresh, organic greenery under natural sunlight. Each design accentuates the dreamy, playful side of lace and silk, adding in unexpected touches like a wide kimono scalloped sleeve or statuesque French lace hood.

The range of pieces available means that whether you’re more comfortable in a piece that it is modest yet still dreamy, or looking for something risqué with strategically placed lace motifs, you’ll find flattering coverage that playfully masks and reveals your silhouette.

Girl with a Serious Dream designer Anita Aguirre specializes in creating delightful bespoke bridal lingerie and getting ready attire. Handmade in the USA, with a specialty in couture veils and French lace cover-ups, the exquisite attention to detail you’ll see in each piece evokes wedding day creativity and endless possibilities. Luxurious textures, rich colors, and graceful details blend seamlessly to embrace all that makes a bride feel stunning, and we encourage you to view the new collection here to find your perfect piece.

Photography: Michelle March | Flowers: Ever After Event and Floral Design | Rentals: Unearthed Vintage | Hair and Makeup: Makeup By Hiara | Location: Biltmore Hotel in Miami |  Vintage crown: Gossamer Vintage | Model: Lauren Ensley

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02.14.15 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Breathtaking Cliffside Engagement

As far as we’re concerned, the only prop needed to ensure your engagement photos are stunning is a breathtaking setting. Molly and Alex’s session from Kyle John Photography certainly checks that off the list, and then some.

Molly shares a bit of their story with us:

Alex originally planned to propose last winter at the end of a hike in Point Reyes, but a surprise rainy day in the midst of California’s drought caused a change in plans (and an indoor proposal). This day, with our photographer Kyle, saw perfect weather and we had a lovely time celebrating our engagement as the sun set over the Pacific. While our wedding next May is in the Midwest, we knew we wanted our engagement photos to reflect our current home in northern California. This location is one of our favorites, with its stunning cliffs, epic views, and beautiful beaches.

Photography: Kyle John Photography | Flowers: Mandolin Flowers | Molly- Informal Dress: ASOS | Shoes: Corso Como, Talia sandals | Formal Top: Free People | Skirt: ASOS | Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens | Alex- InformalPants: Big John | Shirt: Marine Layer | Shoes: Frye | Formal- Pants: Big John | Shirt: Everlane | Blazer: Club Monaco | Shoes: J Crew, Alden
Location: Point Reyes, CA

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02.12.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog