by: Lauren

A preppy nautical wedding day at the Pensacola Yacht Club created a perfect setting for Laura and Pete’s Florida wedding. Bright white, bold navy, and rich gold accents offered a crisp and neutral color palette for the design of their day. Paired with anchor and rope details, we love the classic style that P.S. Weddings helped this couple pull together.

Everything about the design of this couple’s day focused on the beauty and simplicity of their style. From the silhouette of Laura’s Essense of Australia gown, to the white tux jacket that Pete wore, their personal style was a perfectly preppy compliment to the design of their day. Beautiful blue skies, moments filled with cherished memories, and an evening of celebration, we love how Aislinn Kate Photography captured the love and detail that created such a perfect day.

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Their classic wedding style with a fun nautical flair made for the perfect preppy celebration for this joyful couple!

What are your favorite elements from their classic style?

 

VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…

Photography: Aislinn Kate Photography // Ceremony Venue: Old Christ Church // Reception Venue: Pensacola Yacht Club // Event Planning: P.S. Weddings // Floral: Ella Floral Event Design // Wedding Cake: Blue Jay’s Bakery // Rentals: Supposey // Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia // Groom’s Attire: JFL Corporation

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by: Lauren

A traditional bride and groom and a classically elegant wedding style, this North Carolina wedding day was filled with monogrammed details, classic designs, and an abundance of emotion that made it incredibly special.

Set at the Greensboro Country ClubSunshower Photography captured a day full of special moments that will forever hold their memories. By Invitation Only Events and Design guided Matt and Emily throughout their planning and coordinated the execution of every detail.

From custom made tuxes worn by the groomsmen to the elegance of the slate blue hues of their color palette, their classic style could be seen at every turn. One of our favorite elements was the incorporation of their custom crest throughout many elements of their day, but especially in the crest cufflinks that Emily gifted her groom at the beginning of the day.

We hope you love every sweet moment of Emily and Matt’s North Carolina wedding day, along with the sweet words that this couple reflected on as they looked back on their wedding day.

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Tell us a little a bit about your wedding.

Matt and I both really like classic and elegant details, and our wedding venue really inspired the entire look of our wedding. Our venue had intricate crystal chandeliers, black and white marble floors, and beautiful decor. We used colors that complemented the existing decor and added beautiful greenery to the crystal chandeliers. We each took some time before the ceremony to look at the ballroom before everyone else saw it. I loved having that moment to see all of our hard work and planning come together! Everything was absolutely stunning.

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What were your favorite parts of the day? (memories and stories)

One of our favorite wedding day memories was seeing each other for the first time at the ceremony. We are both very traditional, and it was important for us to wait to see each other during the ceremony. When the doors opened Matt was so emotional, and I had to resist the urge to run down the aisle to him! It was such a beautiful and meaningful ceremony and I was so glad that we didn’t do a first look!

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Please describe any DIY, handmade, or personal details.

Our favorite wedding day detail was the custom crest designed by ByFarr in Columbia. We wanted a vintage style interlocking monogram that could easily be used throughout our wedding and our home. Designing the crest was a labor of love, and they were so patient and helpful in making out vision come to life! We loved the crest so much that I had the crest engraved onto cufflinks for Matt’s wedding gift. It was also on most of our stationery on the wedding day!

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Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now?

One piece of advice I have for future couples planning their wedding is to make sure you continue to date your fiancé during wedding planning. That may sound so simple, but it is easy to get caught up in planning and only talking about wedding details when your together. We were really good about going on dates and not talking about the wedding. It was such a relief to just enjoy each other’s company without talking about vendors, registries, and hotel blocks.

From the details that made up their day to this sweet reminder from the bride, we love the great detail and attention that they poured into leading up to their wedding day!

 

VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…

Photography: Sunshower Photography // Venue: Greensboro Country Club // Event Planning: By Invitation Only Events and Design // Entertainment: East Coast Entertainment // Floral: The Farmer’s Wife Antiques // Wedding Cake: Maxie B’s Bakery and Dessert Café // Stationery: ByFarr // Wedding Dress: Morilee by Madeline Gardner // Bridal Salon: Diva’s Boutique and Bridal // Groom’s Attire: BP Skinner Clothiers // Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff // Hair: Crop Salon // Makeup: Dolce Vita Salon



by: Lauren

When you’re planning your wedding, it’s so easy for both you and your love to become very overwhelmed very quickly. There are a host of professionals that websites and books will suggest you hire (though the final decision is always up to you!), and there are also tons of articles on the web. It’s a lot of info to sort through! And while we may not answer every question that’s on your mind today, we are going to explore one very important bit of information:

What does the cost of wedding photography actually include?

 

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Every wedding professional has a very different way of answering this question because every pro’s business was created with a different purpose and business plan in mind. However, there are very clear similarities across the board, especially among photographers. So, today we thought we would explore more of what’s included in a wedding photography package with V List Member, Nicole of Nicole Jansma Photography!

Sometimes, couples assume a wedding photographer is only onsite and working for them for a single day – their wedding day, of course. However, that is definitely not the case. Nicole mentions wedding photographers spend over 50 hours working on a single wedding, and she wrote a fantastic blog post uncovering all of the ways photographers spend their time. Here’s a peek at just five of the ways photographers are working for you:

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1) Wedding Day.

Obviously this includes the hours of your actual wedding. But, even if you only hired the photographer for 8 hours of coverage, they are probably putting in closer to 12 hours of work that day when you factor in equipment prep, travel, and backing up your images after the wedding.  

2) Consultations and Emails.

We are typically doing an initial consultation and a final consultation. In between, there’s hours of back and forth emailing.

3) Engagement Session.

Most wedding photographers include an engagement session at no additional cost (for many reasons; one being it’s INCREDIBLY beneficial to have had that ‘practice’ in front of the camera before your wedding). That’s another roughly 12 hours of work when you factor everything in.

4) Timeline Prep.

Even if you’re working with a planner, your photographer is spending at least an hour putting together a photography timeline for you to ensure we have time for all the photos you want.

5) Site Visits and Location Scouting.

Unless we’ve already worked at your venue and know the portrait options very well, we are likely spending 2-3 hours to walk through the space and scout photo spots in advance of your big day.


Those are just the top five things that your wedding photography price include, and Nicole goes into even more depth in her insightful post. Whether you’re planning a wedding in Chicago or beyond, every one of Nicole’s points is completely universal.

PS: how amazing is Nicole’s photography?!

 

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by: Lauren

Inspired by the ethereal woodland style of A MidSummer Nights Dream, this team of Ontario vendors came together to create a colorful wedding design with nods to the Shakespearean classic.

Set at the Beamer Falls Manor, they created an organic forest-inspired style indoors while they captured portraits in the lush landscaping of the venue. Lindsay Plank Events styled such a lovely design and brought in a stellar team of talent to pull the look off. Organic greenery details, hanging orb-style terrariums, and bright pops of jewel toned blooms made for stunning florals by VanNoort Florists, and we adore the arch over the reception table! There are SO many fun and colorful details in this inspiration today, and we just love how Adrienne Gelbart captured the beauty and color of it all- we can’t wait for you to see!

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A bright and colorful ethereal style with elegant touches made for a perfect MidSummer Nights Dream wedding design.

Would you consider combining and organic ethereal style with pops of bright colors for you wedding design?

 

VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…

Planning & Creative Direction & Styling: Lindsay Plank Events // Photography: Adrienne Gelbart // Venue: Beamer Falls Manor // Decor Rentals: Gala Decor // Tabletop Décor: Tableauscapes // Hair & Makeup: Honor Beauty // Cake & Sweet Treats: The Main Cafe // Videography: Truth and Tales Studio // Floral Design: VanNoort Florists // Bridal Accessories: Accessories By Talia // Dress Designer: Catherine Langlois // Stationery Design: Platusic Design // Officiant: Cathy Davis & Company // Calligraphy: Thistle Design Studio // Vintage Rentals: Cre8ive Studios