Romantic Tropical Haiti Wedding

We feel like the of the word organic, when referring to decor at least, should be defined as working with what nature has provided you with. We love this wedding because the design and color palette was drawn from the natural landscape in Haiti. The gorgeous combination of the colors pulled from the sand, ocean, and seashells combined with textures like ferns and succulents made for an absolutely stunning, yet understated event.

Here’s more from the bride:

I’m a photographer and about 4 years ago (whew!) I was covering a Baptism and Digo was a guest. It was a textbook eyes cross, conversation sparks, situation and whether you put it on perfect timing or pure chemistry (or both), we ended up spending the whole day together and haven’t left each other since. 
 
For our wedding, we chose to get married at Digo’s parents’ beautiful beach house north of the capital, where we had already shared countless amazing memories.
 
With such a gorgeous venue, I knew I wanted the decor to be understated, organic and romantic.
In terms of the colour palette and flower choices, we drew our inspiration from the surrounding environment using elements like seashells and succulents, bottles and colourful flowers. I was blown away by the final result. It was a perfect day filled to the brim with love.

Photography: Erich McVey | Dress: Jenny Packham |Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss | Catering & Decorations: Johanne Buteau | Venue: Private Estate

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03.03.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Summer Wedding Ideas from Luna Bazaar

After a long, harsh winter, we’re finally starting to feel the warmth of the sun again, which means that summer is just around the corner! Summer weddings are the best opportunity to gather your friends and family and have a beautiful outdoor celebration. Take advantage of the blue skies, warm days, and breezy evenings and plan an outdoor wedding with Luna Bazaar!

Luna Bazaar has an enormous selection of candles, lanterns, and other wedding decor to create a perfectly whimsical evening to celebrate your wedding. With over 80 different colors of  paper lanterns, you can create a simple and elegant evening with white lanterns, or celebrate with friends and family surrounded by color! Luna Bazaar is famous for their selection of paper lanterns that start at under $1.00 each. Complete your perfect midsummer night’s evening by creating a romantic ambiance with Luna Bazaars large collection of votive candle holders. We simply adore every one of these metallic, mercury glass, and gold votives.

You can feel confident working with Luna Bazaar, which is an industry staple for wedding stylists and event designers. Luna Bazaar offers free refunds for up to 90 days which should give you peace of mind while planning the most important evening of your life. Luna Bazaar is also currently offering free shipping on orders over $75, so feel free to order away!

Luna Bazaar is one of our favorite sponsors, and we’re always so excited to share their beautiful and quality products with you!

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03.03.14 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Pin to Win 1 of 6 Saja Wedding Dresses

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Yay! We’re so excited to announce a Pin-to-Win giveaway today! Pin your favorite Spring Wedding Ideas with inspiration from our collaborative board with Saja for a chance to win 1 of 6 Saja Wedding Dresses from their new Spring Collection! Get started and good luck! CLICK HERE TO ENTER. Contest runs through March 7, 2014; winner will be chosen at random.

Thanks for your entries, we’ve picked a winner!

Design and Layout: Hannah Lee

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02.28.14 / Contests, Featured

Temperley London Florence Wedding Dress

For our final Bridal look of the week, we’re featuring the “Florence” wedding dress from one of our favorites, Temperly London. Thanks again to Camille, Bryce, Heidi, and Amy for all of these stunning features.

From Camille at The Dress Theory:

We are lucky to be surrounded by gorgeous gowns in our boutiques every day, but Temperly London’s “Florence” is a stand out. We love Florence for her luxe long sleeves and intricate lace. The eyelash edging adds to the timeless appeal, and the striking slim mermaid shape and fashion forward long sleeves make the dress quintessentially Temperley. We also adore this dress for its combination of soft romance and strong style.

Bryce captured this balance and translated the beauty and power of this gown, flawlessly. 

To compliment such a statement-making dress, we chose a classic cut-edge veil by Sara Gabriel, fresh makeup, and a romantic, soft up do. We envisioned delicate and dreamy styling to keep the focus on the beautiful bride and this exquisite gown. Amy and Heidi realized this vision and took it to the next level with their expertise.

Alice Temperley designs her gowns “with the aesthetic she believes in; elegant, feminine, ethereal, and timeless.” We think Florence perfectly embodies this aesthetic. This dress and other styles from Temperley London’s latest collection will be available in select boutiques, including The Dress Theory, starting this month. We cannot wait to see our brides in Seattle and Nashville try on this unforgettable wedding dress!

Dresses: The Dress Theory | Photography: Bryce Covey | Makeup: Amy Clarke | Hair: Heidi Marie Garrett

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02.28.14 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog