by: Lauren

Despite the scorching heat (it was 105 that day!), Aurora and Jeff’s classic California wedding day was absolutely beautiful. They chose to incorporate nautical elements in the design of their day since not only do they live by the beach, but they spend much of their free time sailing. They even used some of the existing decor in their home, which made things even more personal, and those pieces now hold an extra special meaning as they decorate their home. We also love that they quite literally “tied the knot,” and created a ceremony that was incredibly special and personal to them.

These two took a hands on approach to the design of their day. They took advantage of their wood-staining and painting skills, and created items like their signage and table numbers themselves, and the mother of the bride embroidered robes for the bridesmaids and painted cute door hangers for the bridal party.

So much celebration and joy in this wedding day, and Jennifer Lourie Photography captured everything so beautifully! We can’t wait for you to see it all, and glean some insight from the bride regarding the details of her special day.

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

My partner-in-everything, husband-to-be was the most helpful in planning everything for our wedding and honeymoon. We handled everything mostly by ourselves, as a way of avoiding “too many cooks in the kitchen.” We knew the vibe we wanted for our big day, and planning as a team really brought us together and helped us stay focused on what we wanted, and not what others may have wanted for us. We also knew how to split tasks efficiently to play to each of our strengths: I am better at designing details and ensuring everything looked the way we wanted it to, and coordinated together; Jeff (my husband) is better at handling overall logistics, scheduling, and communicating with various vendors.

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

When looking at vendors, we of course needed to take cost into major consideration — but focused more on the value we were getting for our money, as opposed to just the lowest bid overall. It was important to us that our vendors seemed to match our style and mood, and that when meeting them we walked away feeling like they truly understood “us” and what we wanted our day to feel like and look like. And of course, that they were professional, responsive to emails, and confident in what they do and what they could deliver.

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

We live by the beach and go sailing whenever we can, so we knew we wanted to incorporate a bit of a nautical and beachy theme in a subtle way, without it being over-the-top. We actually employ a similar tactic in our home decor, so our wedding details were truly a reflection of us as a couple and the life we are building together. In fact, some of the items we took directly from our house — and then just put them back after the big day! (Side note: it ended up being really nice that we got to do this, as it’s added more meaning to those items and we love looking around our home and seeing all these elements that were a part of our wedding.)

We spent a lot of time on Pinterest looking for inspiration for what we could do. Scouring through all those photos was a great starting point to get an idea of the overall style we both liked, and then we could incorporate bits and pieces of various ideas into something we could DIY or pass along to a vendor to personalize for us (in the case of things like flowers and the cake).

Jeff’s extensive sailing and scouting experience (he actually teaches a knots course for the Boy Scouts!) is what inspired us to literally tie the knot during the ceremony.

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What was your favorite thing about your wedding? 

A favorite moment from the wedding itself was our knot-tying ceremony: it was really fun for us, and was an unexpected, memorable moment for our guests — it was the one thing everyone kept talking about during the reception. 

Another, more personal, favorite moment was when we got to hide away from all the guests and commotion and just sit together in a secluded spot for 5 minutes after the ceremony to let everything sink in. Having this moment to relax together really let us appreciate the moment, and how much love from friends and family there was for us in one place.

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What is your best piece of advice for other brides? 

Make a list of priorities of what is important to both of you; always refer back to that when making decisions. This will help you decide where to spend more and where to spend less.

Don’t lose sight of the bigger picture: the day is really just about you as a couple, and everyone is there because they love you and support you, and want to celebrate with you! They don’t care what color the napkins are, how they’re folded, or any of those other details that weddings sites and other people can make you believe are important, but really are more stress than they’re worth.

Such great advice, Aurora! We love when brides can put their wedding day in perspective. Thank you for sharing these special moments with us!

VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…

Photographer:  Jennifer Lourie Photography // Makeup Artist: Carly Jonell Makeup // Floral Designer: Casi Cielo Events & Flowers // Cake Designer: Delicious Artistry // Event Venue: Gerry Ranch // DJ: GTZ Entertainment // Bridesmaid Dresses: Joanna August // Caterer:Omni Catering // Dress Designer: WillowbyWatters



by: Lauren

Lauren and Kevin’s Oxford Exchange wedding was an elegant black tie affair with pops of color that made a beautifully bold statement against the modern black and white accents of the venue.

The Oxford Exchange provided so many unique spaces for beautiful photo opportunities, and we love how Roohi Photography took full advantage of all their venue had to offer. Rich textured walls, brick backdrops, and an elegant staircase with a wall of portraits was just the beginning. The reception space with a checkered black and white floor and white brick walls, complete with cascading greenery, offered so much personality and style.

During their reception, the bright blooms from Bay Bouquet really stole the show as the perfect accent in the space. The simplicity of their style created a subtle elegance, and these pops of color added so much life to their design. One Fine Day brought together the lovely details in such a beautiful way, and we can’t wait for you to see all of the pretty!

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We love this couple’s simple wedding style, and their mix of bright colors with a modern design was the perfect compliment to the space, and we love that they used every area in the most perfect way!

 

VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…

Photographer: Roohi Photography // Event Coordinator: One Fine Day // Oxford Exchange Florist: Bay Bouquet // Cake Artist: Chocolate Pi // Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies // DJ: Papi and Wild out Entertainment // Makeup Artist: Michele Renee The Studio // Videographer: Life’s Highlights //  Venue: Oxford Exchange



by: Lauren

A mix of navy and red were the perfect bold accents for this woodland wedding inspiration at the Provin Trails in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Forever and A Day Events and Design created an elegant rustic style featuring the perfect pops of color, whimsical details, and lush cascading blooms, and the details were every bit of the woodland magic that we hoped for.

The bridal look by Renee Austin Wedding added a bit of edginess by pairing a navy lace crop top with a flowing layered white skirt. The pairing made for a fun and unique style, while still giving us a beautiful bridal feel. The burgundy, blush, and ivory blooms along with the rich burgundy color speckled throughout the design made for a lovely accent to the masculine tones of the navy and wood-toned palette.

One of our favorite details of the reception setting are the brass candlesticks with the tall navy taper candles. They add the perfect mix of elegance with a beautiful way to bring in a fun pop of color!

We hope you love the beautiful details captured by Lisa Hammond Photography!

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We love the mix of feminine and masculine details found throughout this style, and we really like how that even carried over into the cake design (oh don’t worry, we won’t forget about cake!). Ginger Bakes created a beautiful and simple cake, but we love the modern style of varied heights for the layers and the shine of the metallic of the two-toned cake. Also, adding a fun touch of macarons at each place setting made for the perfect edible favor for guests!

VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…

Planning, Design, and Florals:  Forever and A Day Events and Design // Photographer:  Lisa Hammond Photography // Rentals:  Events by iCandy // Rentals:  The Rental Company // Rentals:  Gigi & LaClede Vintage Dish Rentals // Baker:  Ginger Bakes // Invitation Designer:  Centennial Avenue // Calligrapher:  LIEF Design // Dress:  Renee Austin Wedding // Groom Attire:  Dunhill Tuxedo // Hair:  Krystle Waivio Hair // Makeup:  Wonderfully Made Beauty // Location:  Provin Trails



by: Emily

An elegant reception under the stars starts with the perfect mix of rustic details and Tuscan charm, and Bella Collina offered both for this country-loving couple’s Florida wedding. Bella Collina is a beautiful escape with rolling hills as far as  you can see, and Lauren and Cody chose a design that was a beautiful compliment to the stone architecture and rich wood details. Their reception was held on the lawn where the look was created by large farm tables draped with lush garlands, complete with pops of ivory and blush blooms on wrought iron candelabras and tucked throughout the garlands. Romantic candlelight and twinkle lights beautifully finalized the stunning setting under the night sky. Every detail of the day was the perfect balance of rustic elegance, and we love how Blush by Brandee Gaar pulled together every beautiful detail. The soft and romantic florals, by Lee James Floral, created the perfect compliment to the wood and stone style of the space.

We absolutely love all of the lettered signage used throughout their wedding design. From the large wood backdrop to the seating chart and custom quotes, it created beautiful personal touches for their style. We are also loving that couples are having artists paint scenes from their wedding day as it is happening. Such a special way to capture these moments!

We are thrilled to share the beautiful details and heartfelt moments captured by Kristen Weaver Photography throughout Lauren and Cody’s wedding day!

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We love the way these two celebrated in the most joyous way throughout their wedding day. From the time Lauren spent with her bridesmaids before the “I Dos” through the last dance of the evening, these two truly celebrated this day with so much joy and passion, and we absolutely love that!

VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…

Photographer:  Kristen Weaver Photography//Event Venue: Bella Collina//Event Planner: Blush by Brandee Gaar//Dress Store: calvet couture bridal//Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting//Floral Designer: Lee James Floral//Dress Designer:Legends Romona Keveza//Cinema and Video:Marcoz and Miranda//DJ:MBC Entertainment//Linens and Coverings:Over the Top Rental Linens//Cake Designer: Party Flavors Custom Cakes//Photobooth: Photobooth Rocks//Calligrapher: Prairie Letter Shop

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