SUBMIT WEDDING
View Posts By:

categories

 

tags

 
Social Hour!

From sleeping in and sweet treats, to dreaming of dresses and bright blooms on these dreary days, it’s time to indulge. Whether you’re prepping for the big game or just hunkering down for the commercials and Katy, this weekend is about treating yourself. And with our Pinterest and Instagram favorites of the week, you’re guaranteed a touchdown. Grab a spot on the sofa and let’s dive into all the goodies below.

Most Loved Pics of the Week
View Slideshow

ONGOING GIVEAWAYS…
Williams Sonoma
Style My Bridal 
Allure Bridals
Doie Lounge and Sweet & Spark 

This week’s DISCOUNTS…
Joanna August + BHLDN 
Bonobos Groomshop
Zola
Starwood Hotels & Resorts 
Wedding Paper Divas

For our California Brides… Discount from Gretchen Gause Photography, Surf and Sand Resort, and Greg Finck Photography, giveaways from Luxury Estate Weddings and Events and The Knot Crashers

For our Tri-State Brides… Discount from Femina Photo + Design and don’t miss the Anna Maier Trunk Show at Gabriella New York Bridal Salon

For our Northwest Brides… Discount from Meant2Be Events and Countryside Floral and don’t miss out on the Julie Vino Trunk Show!

For our Destination Brides… Discount from Greg Finck Photography

For our New England Brides… Discount from Hyatt Regency Cambridge

For our Mid-Atlantic Brides… Don’t miss out on the Mervis Diamond Imports Roses and Rings Event!

And Our Winners…

Congratulations to our Kate Johnson Artistry winner Rena!

 

From the pages of the
{ The latest from our most exclusive, hand-picked list of vendors }
Whimsical Summer Wedding with Custom Silver Dress

There aren’t enough words to do this embellished silver wedding gown justice, but the photos from Peter & Veronika Photography come pretty darn close. It’s an absolute work of art, and the perfect attire for a sunny outdoor affair dressed head to toe in whimsy. Fashionflowers designed every pretty arrangement, and the gallery is filled with SO much more.

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Settings
Villa
Styles
Rustic

From The Bride…Me and Martin started to date 6 years ago. Almost two years ago we went for a vacation to Thailand. I have to admit that for more than two weeks I expected he would propose me. There were so many beautiful places and romantic moments! But he didn’t… In the morning of our last day in Thailand he got down on his knees and asked the question. For sure I said yes! We both knew we wanted a September wedding, but we also wanted more time to prepare it, so we decided to wait a bit longer and found a date that almost fit the day of our 6th anniversary. I dreamed about a barn or field wedding, but we couldn’t find anything nearby. Until my sister showed me this amazing location near our hometown Wiegerova vila. We fell in love with this place immediately ­ beautiful garden with apple trees, dogs and horses and amazing interior convinced us.

All my planning started on Pinterest, where I found inspiration for everything ­ my dress, decorations, flowers and all those little details and presents. For sure I consulted everything with my (then) fiancé, sister and friend. I knew exactly how my dress should look like (except I wanted it to be white in the beginning), so I decided to buy the fabric by my own and let it done by a sewer. It ended up with this silver stunning dress and I couldn’t feel more beautiful on our big day.

I wanted to harmonize the venue (a bit rustic) and my wedding dress (maybe posh for someone) and with the help of our amazing suppliers it ended up perfectly! We loved everything about it ­vintage furniture, most beautiful flowers, delicious food and cakes, lovely and talented photographers and videographers, folk traditions, great party afterwards (the band was a gift from my father) and the sun shining outside (I don’t know which supplier arranged this). With all this and people we love most was our day just perfect. A day full of emotions and love from my husband ­that’s all I dreamed of…

Photography: Peter & Veronika Photography | Event Design: Ponk Rentals | Floral Design: Fashionflowers | Wedding Dress: Jarmil | Wedding Cake: Laurent | Stationery: Nenbra | Ceremony Venue: Wiegerova Vila | Reception Venue: Wiegerova Vila | Catering: Roxy Catering | Make Up: Katarina Kmecova | Groom's Shoes: Massimo Dutti | Bouquet: Fashionflowers | Bride' Shoes: & Other Stories | Coordination: Atelier Ello | Groom Attire: Paoloni | Hairstyle: Renata Marova | Jewelery: Parfois | Music Band: Hex, Janko Kuric | Sweet Table: Laurent | Wedding Video: Patricia And Oliver

5 Year Wedding Anniversary Celebration

As much as I love weddings – and believe me, I do! – it’s what happens after the vows that really fills my heart. I’m talking that let’s-grow-old-together love captured so perfectly in this anniversary party from Rebecca Yale. Wedding pro Pickles And Pies and her beloved celebrated five years of marriage with their nearest and dearest, and the photos are memories they’ll cherish for years and years to come.

Colors
Seasons
Fall
Settings
Restaurant
Styles
Elegance

From Erin of Pickles and Pies….As someone that has my own business, Pickles and Pies, that does wedding coordination and event styling, I never get to do anything nice for myself when it comes to celebrations. I find that I’m a bit tapped out creatively. But as my 5 year wedding Anniversary with my husband Hunter approached, I knew I didn’t want it to go by without something a little bigger. We have such an amazing support system of friends, and we really felt like this was the year to include people we love in our celebration. We invited friends that were in attendance at our wedding, as well as friends that we have become so close with, that we wish we had known them when we WERE getting married.

It all started with the dress. I had been eying this Adrianna Papell dress for quite some time, and found myself saying things like, “If I only had the occasion to wear that dress”. I think too often we do that about clothes we love. I decided to MAKE the occasion! This entire night was built around this dress.

Hunter and I are total Brooklynites. We love our neighborhood, and it’s the only place we imagined having our party. I contacted The Bedford, and they were fabulous. We knew we wanted a feast for our friends. Something a little over the top. And the folks at The Bedford knocked it out of the park. We dined on cheese and charcuterie, oysters on the half shell, roasted bone marrow, kale ceasar, grilled octopus, whole grilled trout and grilled steak with chimichurri. After seeing the room for our party, I knew what direction I wanted to take the styling. I wanted something sexy. Deep jewel tone flowers that burst on the tables, brass bowls, and brass mismatched candlesticks with long white tapers.

We contacted photographer Rebecca Yale to shoot the event. She perfectly captured us and our day together before dinner. She accompanied us as we strolled through our neighborhood hand in hand. My amazing husband of five years also surprised me with a gorgeous art deco ring from Grace Lee Designs. The champagne and wine flowed throughout the night, and we ended with delicious Chocolate Molten Cake made with Mast Brothers Chocolate, a local favorite. It was the perfect evening that we will cherish always. From this day forward, I choose the dress first, and let it inspire me.

Photography: Rebecca Yale Portraits | Floral Design: Pickles And Pies | Dress: Adrianna Papell | Reception Venue: The Bedford | Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent | Ring: Grace Lee Designs | Groom's Shoes: John Varvatos | Coordination And Design: Pickles And Pies | Leather Jacket: Free People | Suit: Paisley And Grey

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
These Featured Designers are members of our Look Book.
For membership information, click here
Rustic Bohemian Wedding

I can’t help but grin when I see the way these two look at each other. Between the garland covered tables, heart shaped piñata, and the gorgeous floral chandeliers (styled by the Bride herself), lies a heartwarming celebration that’s left me beaming. Kay English was behind the lens and told their story beautifully, and you can bet the gallery is the best place to watch it unfold!

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Settings
Mansion
Styles
Rustic

From the beautiful Bride… Mike and I met five years ago in Speculator, NY in emergency services. Mike, a paramedic, was my assigned instructor. We ended up being on the same overnight crew together and quickly bonded through sarcasm, wit, and a passion to help others in need. We were close friends for four years before dating just 5 months before the big proposal. I had originally wanted a September wedding but with a sister getting married in October, we settled on August, almost one year from the day we started dating.

I love nature and knew not only my ceremony, but also the reception, just HAD to be outdoors. No tent, no pavilion, no patio. Everything was to be located outside under the shade of trees. I knew this was a huge risk (rain plan? There was no rain plan! It was all or nothing!) but was wiling to take it. As soon as I saw Oakbourne Mansion, I knew it was the perfect location for our needs. The grounds were beautiful and the mansion was available, just in case the weather refused to cooperate.

I’m a self-proclaimed perfectionist and DIY-extraordinaire so naturally, I designed not only my own decor and flowers, but also my paper goods and wedding cakes. Initially, hiring confetti & co to help me out the day of was hard because I was so determined to accomplish everything on my own but the peace of mind they brought was so worth it!

Our wedding was the afternoon of August 9th. We wanted something low-key that bucked many wedding traditions. We had no DJ and instead, relied on some outdoor speakers, an iPhone, and several Spotify playlists. There was no dancing but there were lawn games! No bouquet toss or garter throw occurred, but we had one rocking piñata! Our caterer set up under huge tents and served sizzling Jack Daniel’s steak, scallops, and pork roast directly from a grill. It was perfect and laid back and everything we had hoped it would be. Oh and, the weather was a beautiful 83 degrees with light wind and zero humidity. We were so blessed.

My favorite part of the day was seeing my vision come together. I had a picture in my head all along but not having the ability to do a test run (told you I was a perfectionist) before the big day really stressed me out. Thankfully, confetti & co knew exactly the direction I wanted to go so while I relaxed and got ready the morning of, they arrived bright and early and set everything up. I loved how relaxed and unhurried the entire day went and I really couldn’t have done it without my amazing vendors.

I never picked a specific color scheme as I’m a neutrals girl. Take a look in my closet and you’ll find grey, white, cream, and black. Anything colorful is way outside my comfort zone so I stuck to subdued, natural hues. For my flowers, I hit up every Michael’s 50% off sale I could and purchased loads of rustic, woodsy flora. I wanted my bouquet, and my bridesmaids’ bouquets, to look like we had gone out for a nature walk that morning and picked flowers along the way. I made the ceremony garland from plastic table clothes purchased from Party City. Between the garland, piñata, and flower chandeliers, I was busy all winter and loved every second of it.

For our table centerpieces, I relied on my own collection of antiques and knick-knacks. Since tablecloths are a personal pet peeve, I splurged on beautiful farmhouse tables and purchased a gold-striped paper table runner from One Kings Lane. A quick trip to the local wholesale florist for greenery the day before and we were all set. I spent several months scouring local thrift stores to hunt down 88 pressed glass goblets for our toast. They were all so unique and beautiful and I loved how seamlessly they melded in with the rest of the decor.

The planning process passed all too quickly which was probably a good thing- something needed to rein me in! For me, the best part wasn’t just “the day,” but the culmination of days leading up to it. Creating everything by hand and meeting with the vendors who helped make the day perfect, really made the actual wedding day all the more special. It was a true labor of love by so many different parties and you feel the enormity of that love during your wedding. Mike and I will forever be grateful to everyone who helped and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Photography: Kay English | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Reception Venue: Oakbourne | Bride's Shoes: Avarcas | Engagement Ring: Greenwich Jewelers | Wedding Bands: A.M. Ross & Son | Catering: The Purple Picnic People | DJ: Spotify Playlist | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Groom's Shoes: Vans | Groomsmen's Attire: J.Crew | Officiant: Bride's Uncle | Bridesmaids' Necklaces: Bestyle Etsy | Chocolate: Asher's Chocolates | Coordination: Confetti & Co. | Fruit Tarts: Whole Foods Market | Greenery For Decor: Younger & Sons | Groomsmen's Shoes: Vans | Hair & Make-Up: Dolcissima Salon & Spa | Hand-Painted Sign: Ryan Ritchey | Tables & Benches: Barnes Handcrafted Farmhouse Tables | Wedding Cakes: Bride | Wedding Planning: Confetti And Co

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
These Featured Designers are members of our Look Book.
For membership information, click here