Whimsical Garden Wedding

by HannahN

Dave and Erin had a whimsical ceremony in the middle of the redwood forest at UC Berkeley's botanical garden. The ceremony was followed by a ballroom reception at Bancroft Hotel in Berkely and was filled with gorgeous DIY details from the graphic designer and House of Blues creative director bride! Glamour met romance when the bride's dress was created just for her by renowned designer, Tadashi Shoji. Erin fell in love with one of their sexy, plunging neckline gowns, but they only...

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DIY Wedding in Santa Fe: Traditional Meets Offbeat

by Azure

Ashley and Christopher tied the knot at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was the perfect ceremony venue for the super creative couple, mixing Hispanic adobe culture with traditional iconic orthodox symbolism and art. While the heartwarming ceremony was the epitome of traditional, the couple's reception (at Aldea de Santa Fe) was quite the opposite! Two tiny robots (handmade and hand-painted by the groom) topped off the wedding cake, and paper cranes DIY'd...

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3-step DIY wedding project using mason jars

by Azure

  Now that you know all the fabulous ways to incorporate mason jars into your wedding (thanks to our oh-so-lovely guest blogger, Chandra of Oh Lovely Day), it's time for a little DIY wedding project!   In this simple 3-step tutorial, we'll marry vintage chic mason jars with romantic lace, and light them up with flickering candles.  Let's jump to it, shall we? Shopping list + mason jars + thick lace ribbon or strips of lace + spray adhesive + twine +...

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Love-themed DIY wedding in France

by Azure

  Featured wedding by Elisabeth Perotin Photography As a wedding photographer, I especially enjoy shooting retro-boheme styled celebrations.  This one looked like something in a dream about my picture perfect wedding day, and the bride and groom were such a lovely couple to work with!     The beautiful bride, Aurélie, wore a fabulous 1920's style wedding dress made by 'Lili M', a talented bridal designer from Reims, France. For her wedding flowers, she held...

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Rustic Vintage-Inspired Wedding with DIY Details: Alison and Andrew

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Simply Rose Photography Andrew and Alison's March 26th wedding was the perfect mix of rustic chic and vintage charm. This gorgeous couple incorporated lots of pretty DIY details, details that helped tell the story of their wedding day. The wedding venue for the ceremony and reception was a heritage building in Smithers, BC, the Old Church. Staggered birch logs of various sizes were topped with vintage Mason jars of tealights, green and white paper lanterns were...

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Anthropologie-Inspired Wedding

by Azure

Real Wedding by Nataliya Cole Weddings Jessie and Jay's outdoor celebration was such a joy to photograph! Their choice of venue ( a friend's farm just outside of Portland, OR) set the stage for the day. The bride wore a beautiful tea-length custom wedding dress from an Etsy vendor in a gorgeous faded blush pink with vintage lace. All of the wedding flowers were done by Sharlene from Sharlene Griffith Designs, who also coordinated the event. The vibrant flowers, local picks from the...

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Outdoor Summer Wedding in Vancouver with Vibrant DIY Details

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Chad+Anastasia Photography Liza and Greg tied the knot on July 16, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia. They just love the outdoors, whether fishing or camping, so choosing an outdoor wedding venue was an easy choice. Their casual wedding ceremony took place on a farm, and Liza arrived in style in a vintage car. Her wedding dress was custom made and gorgeous, and she clutched a whimsical white wild flower bridal bouquet. The wedding reception that followed was...

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Romantic Vineyard Wedding: Amber and Chas

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Amber and Dustin of Fife Photography On the anniversary of their very first date, Amber and Chas tied the knot at the romantic Tres Suenos vineyard. Once the venue was set, everything else fell into place. 3 Beautiful goblets passed down from the bride's grandmother bore the images of grapes and vines, as did her grandmother's beautiful earrings. So Amber knocked out her something old, something borrowed, and something blue, and was able to incorporate the winery...

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Featured Maryland Wedding: Morgan and Joe

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Megan Brittingham Photography Morgan and Joe's wedding was one of the most creative weddings I've ever been to! Everything was made by hand (including the wedding cake and the birdcage centerpieces), so this was truly a DIY wedding! Morgan came prepared with hot glue, needle and thread to finish the last minute DIY projects with the help of her bridesmaids. The wedding ceremony venue was absolutely stunning, complete with an elegant built-in pond filled with...

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Featured Virginia Wedding: Christy and Matt

by Azure

Featured Wedding by GrantDeb Wedding Photographers When Matt popped the question in Florida, and Christy accepted, she signed herself up for the daunting task of planning a wedding 13 hours away! Despite a tight wedding budget, Christy was determined not to sacrifice style for her wedding! To create the wedding of her dreams without breaking the bank, Christy rallied the troops (her mom and closest friends) to help with the planning, and it was smooth sailing from that point...

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