Romantic English Countryside Wedding

Isn’t this just the dreamiest wedding? This sweet English Countryside wedding seems just like a scene out of Downton Abbey. We adore the old-world feeling created by the combination of the bride’s traditional dress and veil, the simple use of wildflowers, the men in morning coats, the 11th century church, and the simple reception, which was held at the Bride’s childhood home. We’re going to bask in the loveliness of this beautiful little wedding all day.

From Charlotte, the Bride:

James and I met at university and had been together for 7 years when he asked me to marry him. When I said ‘yes!’ there was no question in our minds where we would get married – at my parents’ house in the countryside. Having lived here for most of my life; a farm house surrounded by wildflower meadows, vegetable gardens, ponds and orchards – it was easy to image a quintessentially English wedding here. 

We married in June and were blessed with blue skies and fair weather. We wanted to create a relaxed and informal day for our guests – a traditional, country wedding…with a few surprises thrown in. The ceremony was held at an 11th century church in the village filled with vintage flowers and all our friends and family. Afterwards, we travelled the short distance back to the house for a marquee reception. The traditional pole tent was positioned in the middle of a buttercup field and guests walked through meandering cut-grass paths to reach it. Inside, the long tables were laid with cut glass, fresh flowers and pewter tableware. We enjoyed beautiful food and wine, laughter-filled speeches and big band dancing until the early hours. It was the most perfect, dreamy day and one that we will all remember and cherish for the rest of our lives. 

Photographer: Polly Alexandre | Florist:  Scarlet & Violet | Make Up: Arabella Preston | Hair: Beverley at Eclipse | Band: The Staxs | Cake: Jacky’s Cakes | Catering: Cavendish Events | Ceremony Location: All Saints Church, Brill | Reception Location: Bride’s Parents Home, Buckinghamshire | Bride’s Dress: Mira Zwillinger | Bride’s Shoes: Emmy | Bridesmaids dresses: Tephi | James’ Suit: Ede & Ravencroft | Invitation: CLD Stationery | Oyster Man: Oyster Meister | Afternoon Reception Music: The Cash Cows 

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03.04.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Wedding and Bridesmaids Dresses from Alfred Angelo

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Today’s weddings are diverse as ever. Whether you’re having a destination wedding in the Caribbean or a charming rustic ceremony in Oklahoma, it’s important to find the right wedding dress for your celebration. One of our favorite things about our sponsor, Alfred Angelo, is their vast inventory! There is a dress in Alfred Angelo’s collection for every type of bride and every type of setting. You can find stunning ball gowns, to shorty party dresses, and we especially love their large collection of lace gowns.

Lace gowns have always been a staple in wedding fashion, but the popularity seems to have dwindled in the past few years. Luckily for us, because we love every lace gown we see, they’re making a huge come back! We love the pairing of an Alfred Angelo lace gown with a different texture for a bridesmaids dress. The variation in texture creates interest and will draw attention to the bride because her dress stands out against the rest. The beautiful lace wedding and bridesmaids dresses from Alfred Angelo will give you an angelic style on your wedding day, and the timeless silhouettes from Alfred Angelo will stand the test of time. Not to mention, all of Alfred Angelo’s 2014 bridesmaid dresses, even those designed in lace, come in 62 colors.

We love our sponsors, and we hope Alfred Angelo will be your first stop when you start looking for the perfect wedding gown or dresses for your bridesmaids!

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03.04.14 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

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