Elegant Purple Wedding at Black Swan Lake

Did you know last year’s most popular color for weddings was a purple wedding according to TheKnot.com? Of course leave it to amazingly talented, Ariella Chezar, to create the most lovely purple arrangements you’ve ever seen. Ariella used varying shades of wine, burgundy, and violet for the bridesmaid bouquets, which perfectly complement the willow trees everyone stood underneath during the ceremony. Food was a big part of the celebration. Dinner was served under a tented reception complete with a custom show kitchen in the actual tent. Congrats Jenny and Pete!

Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography // Planner: Kristi Amoroso // Venue: Black Swan Lake // Florist: Ariella Chezar // Catering: Alice Waters and Premiere Events // Wedding Dress: Vera Wang

11.05.12 / Featured, Real Weddings Blog

InTandem Photography

Isn’t there something romantic about having a husband and wife photography team capturing the magic of your wedding day?  Today we’re proud to introduce Sarah and Adam Kealing of the photography duo InTandem, who bring their fresh, upbeat approach to weddings nationwide, turning your most priceless moments into art in an instant.

Their photos are dramatic in scale, but lighthearted in spirit, and their personalities are sure to put you right at ease.  Take a look at their portfolio and see their most recent work on their blog, and make sure to mention OnceWed for a special destination discount.

11.05.12 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Colorful Fall Wedding Bouquet

Simple Fall Wedding Bouquets

To finish of our fall wedding flowers series, we’re ending the week with a colorful fall wedding bouquet from Honey of a Thousand Flowers. Sarah combined foraged leaves and vines, cosmo, astilbe, zinnia, scabiosa, amaranthus, and foxglove to create this fall wedding bouquet. More from Sarah “The colors, flowers, and textures here are inspired by a fall garden; there are lots of colors, shapes, and textures left over from summer.  I like that this color palette has a broad range of colors, that aren’t your usual orange and red.”

DiY Fall Wedding Bouquets

Photography: Green Apple Photography // Flowers: Honey of a Thousand Flowers

11.02.12 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog

Foraged Fall Wedding Ceremonies Arch

Fall Wedding Ceremonies Huppah Ideas

How cool is this wedding ceremonies arch created by Sarah Winward of Honey of a Thousand Flowers out of foraged pieces? Sarah made this wedding ceremonies arch by draping fabric over birch bark poles. After fastening the fabric, she wired clusters of leaves and grasses to the poles. From Sarah “I like that this feels romantic and easy, and could easily fit into any environment with slight modifications to the flowers or shape.” 

Fall Wedding Foliage Ideas

Photography: Green Apple Photography // Ceremony Arch: Honey of a Thousand Flowers

10.31.12 / DIY Wedding Blog, Featured