by: Lauren

Happy Monday everyone! It’s Memorial Day here in the U.S., so today’s Amelia Island wedding is not only full of gorgeous pops of color and rustic, boho style, but has a dashing military groom too! Cheryl and Charlie’s wedding took place at stunning Walker’s Landing in Amelia Island, Florida, where a colorful floral arch complete with antlers added a perfect pop of color to the lush green outdoors for the couple’s ceremony. At the reception, bright, colorful florals by our favorite Shea Hopely Flowers were accented beautifully by table numbers and signage hand painted by Cheryl’s sister-in-law, while a greenery chandelier, draping overhead, and glowing candlelight added a beautifully romantic ambiance. The day was captured perfectly by Brooke Images, and lucky for us, Cheryl is sharing some of her wedding insights too! We can’t wait for you to see!

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What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?

We decided early on that we wanted to get a wedding coordinator. We are stationed out in California, so there where just somethings I couldn’t do. She helped out along the way for advice, but was essential on our wedding day. I wanted everyone to relax and not have to worry about the details during the event. My mother helped me to made sure everything was organized during the planning process. She was very helpful and I don’t think I could have done it without her!

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What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding?

I tried to get as much information as possible about the vendors I was possibly going to work with. I could go for hours researching. My wedding coordinator had worked with most of our vendors, so I trusted her opinion. My florist had a great website and posted a lot of her work on social media. That really helped me see that she was the right one for me!

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What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?

I wanted to incorporated aspects of both myself and my husband. He likes to hunt and the fish on the marsh, so I knew I wanted to have our ceremony outside on the marsh. I also asked our florist If she could use antlers on our arch. Luckily, her dad also hunts and had a good amount of antlers to use! She then integrated colorful flowers- more my style. I would say our inspiration was rustic bohemian.

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What was your favorite thing about your wedding?

I loved our arch and flowers, hands down. We also had some great little details handmade my artistic sister-in-law did (table numbers, chair signs, and seating arrangement).

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What is your best piece of advice for other brides?

Sometimes over researching can make you more confused and frustrated. Try to pick what you like and stick with it.

Isn’t everything so gorgeous?! It’s been an honor to share Cheryl and Charlie’s wedding day with you all today, and Charlie, thank you so much for your service!

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

Photographer: Brooke Images // Florals: Shea Hopely Flowers // Wedding Planning: Amelia Weddings & Events // Venue: Walker’s Landing // Caterer:  Gilberts Underground // Bars: On The Rocks // Cake: Publix // DJ: DJHerman // Lighting: Luxe Rentals // Furniture: Luxe Rentals // Officiant: Andy Valentine

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by: Carly

It’s safe to say I love when a couple’s story starts to intertwine long before they meet! Lyndsay and Jake met while attending St. Lawrence University. Every summer, Jake traveled with his cross country team to Canaras, a summer camp just 20 miles from Lyndsay’s home, for an annual training weekend. With mutual ties to the same location, L+J quickly decided to welcome guests to Canaras for a weekend of wedding fun.

While planning their rustic New York wedding, L+J looked to Perennia, an event design company run by Lyndsay’s mom and aunts, to assist them with narrowing their vast amount of inspiration. A natural palette quickly became paramount to bring their warm and cozy camp vision to life, plus they looked to pieces from their individual stories to add additional meaningful details to their wedding day. I also love that they incorporated their first date into their wedding day by serving flatbread pizza!

L+J wanted their guests to truly enjoy their time away, and we think you will agree they did once you view the fabulous images captured by Jaclyn Schmitz Photography!

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What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day? 

I was a very excited bride and really dove right into planning! We loved everything we saw on Etsy, Pinterest and in magazines but had no idea how to integrate it all into one harmonious style. Organization became key. We used Google drive and Pinterest boards a ton and I loved writing everything down in a wedding notebook. Family was our biggest help in final decisions and execution. My mom and aunts, who have great style and a knack for details, worked with us to hone in on our design. We used our favorite colors in our decor, flowers, dresses and suits. We also wanted our guests to feel comfortable and cozy during the reception, that they were being welcomed to our home for dinner and the evening. We accented our venue with decor from our apartment and parents’ homes – Maasai blankets from Kenya (where we studied abroad in college), small antique jars from Jake’s family in Ohio, and childhood photos added that personal and welcoming touch.

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What was the most important thing to you when deciding who to work with for your wedding? 

The most important aspect to working with vendors was feeling comfortable in their abilities to do their job and do it well. We wanted the people we worked with to respect our wishes but give professional suggestions and honest feedback. We sought out vendors who had strong reviews and got back to us quickly. In our first conversations I really connected with vendors who asked smart questions, were organized, detail oriented and excited to be a part of our wedding day! We knew we wanted wood-fired pizza for our reception dinner, so if a caterer wavered in their abilities to serve hot pizzas for 150 people, we moved on. When we wanted to skip the cake cutting portion of the reception our DJ team explained that particularly for older guests, the cake cutting signals the transition from dinner to dancing — something we hadn’t considered. In the end, we decided to have a formal cake cutting and are so glad we listened to the professionals. This worked because we trusted them and had developed and honest and open relationship. They asked what we wanted and what we didn’t want, and that was key to making this work and work well. I loved all of our vendors so much, we really lucked out with every single person we worked with! 

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What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?

Our wedding venue drove a lot of our design inspiration. Our venue was an old Adirondack great camp that has rustic cabins, woodsy walking paths, and views stretching across the lake towards the Adirondack Mountains. The property is stunning on its own so we focused on a theme and colors that highlighted that natural beauty and the rustic camp vibe, while also elevating the ambiance. We love earth tones – forest greens, deep reds and navy blues – and chose accents of light pink, mint, and gold to compliment the woodsy backdrop. For many of our guests it was a long drive to get to the Adirondacks, and we hoped that our venue wouldn’t just be a reception location, but a weekend getaway for family and friends. We wanted our guests to have fun so we had an extended cocktail hour, lawn games like corn hole and canoes and kayaks available for everyone to use! Even though it was our day, we wanted our guests to feel like it was their day too.

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What was your favorite thing about your wedding? 

My husband surprised me at the end of dinner by playing and singing a song to me on his guitar.  We had just finished our toast when Jake took the microphone back and started talking again. I was so confused, I had just finished our speech! He explained that what he was about to play was the first song he had ever played for me and wanted to share it with everyone. All of a sudden one of Jake’s groomsmen handed him his guitar, chairs and microphones appeared, and our friend Dan came our of nowhere with his cello. The whole performance had been orchestrated without me ever knowing!  I was shocked and surprised and filled with love, I didn’t know what to do besides sit myself down next to my cousin and squeeze her hand! The dinner tent quickly became silent only to be filled with the most incredible arrangement of the cello, guitar and Jake singing.

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What is your best piece of advice for other brides? 

My advice is to be honest about what you want. If you have an idea or a vision, make it happen! You don’t want any regrets on wedding day. Don’t second guess choices you’ve made. You’ve made them for a reason, go with it. We felt very lucky in our planning process, but the key to good luck is starting early and staying organized. Don’t wait to book big ticket items like your venue, food and music. These three pieces are key to a great celebration and those folks book up fast. Finally, on wedding day, be in the moment. Don’t think about day’s timeline or how the photos will turn out or what the weather is doing, be present because it goes by so fast.

Vendors who made it all happen…

Photographer:  Jaclyn Schmitz Photography // Event Design: Perennia // Caterer: American Flatbread // Ceremony Location: Church of the Ascension // Jewelry: Darrah Cooper // Equipment Rentals: Fosters Tent Rentals // Caterer: Green Goddess Catering // Reception Venue: Camp Canaras //Dress Store: A Trace of Lace // Jewelry: M. Lemp Jewelers // Makeup Artist:Park Street Hair & Nails // Jewelry: Perry Winkles Jewelry // DJ: Premier Entertainment and Events/



by: Carly

Today’s tropical inspired wedding ideas will be my favorite shoot we ever feature on Every Last Detail because I know so many members of this sweet team. Just after we had experienced one of our only snowstorms this winter in Philadelphia, my friend Lauren from Trousseau Style started posting sneak peeks from her styled shoot – this one! After only a quick glimpse, I could not wait to see more, so you can only imagine my elation when I saw it in my feature cue!

Lauren styled the bride, groom, groomsman, and bridesmaids to perfection. The bridesmaids will absolutely wear their dresses again, and the bride’s dress from Ashe B. & Co is so lovely. Paired together with Lora’s event styling from Laurel and Elm, these two created a fantastic boho look that is equal parts glam, bright, and completely tropical right in the middle of Philadelphia. The beautiful Horticulture Center played host for the day, and it’s seriously a venue to see if you’re planning a Philadelphia wedding. And I would be completely remiss not to mention V List member Fresh Designs Florist’s fantastic floral crowns, bouquet, and centerpiece. Sue is the best and our absolutely favorite!

To the incredibly talented team, thank you for sending such a beautiful shoot to us! Dear brides-and-grooms-to-be, I cannot wait for you to dive headfirst into all of the gorgeous images captured by Hope Helmuth Photography.

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Vendors who made it all happen…

Photography: Hope Helmuth Photography //Event Styling: Laurel & Elm // Floral Design: Fresh Designs Florist // Wardrobe + Decor Styling: Trousseau Style // Invites: Darling and Pearl // Laser Cut Pieces: Ever Laser // Cake: Whipped Bakeshop // Wedding Dress: Ashe B. & Co. // Models: Wilhelmina Philadelphia // Hair: Ariel Katrina Hair // Make-Up: Makeup by Emily Dimant // Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your MuMu // Engagement Ring + Wedding Bands: Benari Jewelers 



by: Lauren

Overflowing with bohemian style and eclectic details, this gorgeous jewel toned wedding is everything. Love, laughter, and romance abounds in Dani and Brad’s Cotton Warehouse wedding, blending industrial and historic elements to create a perfectly eclectic look for their celebration of marriage. Family heirlooms, portraits on abandoned railroad tracks, and an amazing candlelit ceremony design are just a few of our favorite things from this Georgia wedding, and we can’t wait for you to see it all captured by Lindsey LaRue Photography!

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From Lindsey LaRue Photography:

I walked in the door of the getting ready location and was immediately greeted by the sound of laughter from the other room. Dani’s bridesmaids were all lounging around her as she was putting the finishing touches on her hair and makeup. One of my favorite things about this day was the dynamic between these girls. Sisters by blood and sisters by heart, it was clear that they all just adored Dani and couldn’t wait to stand beside her on her wedding day. The setting for their wedding was equal parts industrial and historic at The Cotton Warehouse in Monroe, GA. Everything from the abandoned railroad tracks to the repurposed buildings complemented Dani’s vision of an industrial bohemian wedding day. In a private glen just around the corner from the wedding venue, Dani and Brad shared a first look that was both romantic and joyful- just look at how Brad’s eyes light up when he looks at her! It was a day filled with so much love, laughter, and lighthearted gaiety- the perfect beginning to a beautiful marriage.Some of the unique details incorporated into Dani and Brad’s wedding were the family heirlooms they made a part of their day. Her something blue was her grandmother’s stunning blue-stone ring which she wore on her right hand. Doilies collected from family members decorated the ceremony, reception tables, and cake table. Finally, photos of loved ones passed were framed and hung from the aisle posts of the wedding ceremony- a touching tribute to those that couldn’t be there in person.

 

Vendors who made it all happen…

Photographer:  Lindsey LaRue Photography // Caterer: Beyond Details Catering and Floral Design // Event Planner: Classy Creations // Floral Designer: Le Petit Jardin Flowers // Event Venue: The Cotton Warehouse // Getting Ready Location: The Wayfarer Hotel //Makeup Artist: A Glamour Affair // Dress Store: Davids Bridal