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A Stunning Vintage DIY Wedding on the Countryside

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Our wedding was full of artists! Being an artist myself, I handmade a number of details, but so many people made it possible. From the paper medallions that lined the church aisles, to the over 100 individually crafted paper flowers, to the library Dewey Decimal escort cards, the flower crown that Aubrey, one of our photographers, made, and even my wedding dress hand sewn by my mother-in-law, it really was a culmination of friends, family, and artistic skills. Both Chad and I are...

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An Intimate and Foreign Affair Full of Exquisite Details

by Lizzy S

This is truly unforgettable and initimate wedding! The couple, originally from Russia, decided to get married on a beautiful plantation that had the perfect southern charm that created a setting for a beautiful affair. Polina and Robertas spoke little english and with a guest list of 10 - all coming from different countries - it was important to make sure the event was planned flawlessly so that all the guests could understand. And perfect the ceremony and reception was - romantic,...

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An Elegant Ranch Summer Wedding in Montana

by Lizzy S

There are a lot of things that draw people to Montana, for Kate and John it was the skiing. Specifically the blissful skiing at Big Sky Resort. What better place to get married then in view of your favorite mountain!? So, when the San Francisco couple planned their wedding - they chose the lovely Rainbow Ranch Lodge in the beautiful Big Sky area as their destination venue. And on a perfect August afternoon, they joined hands and hearts as roughly one hundred friends and family...

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Winter Wonderland in the Red Rocks

by Lizzy S

An unexpected Arizona snowstorm turned this red rock Sedona New Years Eve wedding into a winter wonderland wedding. The snow started at 7 A.M. the morning of the wedding and never let up until the evening with white out conditions throughout the day. This snowy day turned this couple’s special day into a once in a lifetime event with memories that will last decades down the road. Megan and Craig took advantage of the day by hiking to a red rock vista through the snow-covered trails...

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A Vintage Glam Wedding by the Lake

by Lizzy S

Who doesn’t love the movie “Dirty Dancing”?! It is one of my favorites by far! This vintage and rustic, yet elegant wedding venue took place where the movie “Dirty Dancing” was filmed – Lake Lure. Kate and Matt wanted to capture the explosion of color that symbolized fall and incorporate dark reds, oranges and purples into their color palate. It turned out to be a beautifully decorated wedding! What stood out was how well the elegance merged with the rustic. This can be...

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A Contemporary and Luxurious City Wedding

by Lizzy S

Natalie and Will’s wedding is certainly one of the most glamorous and luxurious weddings I have seen in a very long time. It is fit for royalty and looks to be outrageously fun! I only wish that I could have been there to experience the extravagant affair. Natalie and Will got married within the Parthenon in Nashville Tennessee – which I learned is a full-scale replica of the real Parthenon in Greece. How amazing is this venue!? You don’t even have to travel across the world or...

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An Intimate and Vibrant Planation Wedding

by Lizzy S

When I imagine my dream wedding I only hope to get married surrounded by oaks with hanging Spanish moss to create the perfect romantic setting for the ceremony. It’s only fair when I say that this wedding made me extremely jealous! The scenery was absolutely romantic. Lauren and Josh got married on a beautiful plantation in South Carolina. Their intimate wedding featured a vibrant color palette of purple and orange. Lauren wore an elegant yet whimsical blush cascading gown with...

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A Chic Aussie Wedding

by Lizzy S

Marriage to James and Pamela meant that they would start a new life chapter together – they were sealing the deal. From best mates to lovers to protectors and food critics, this couple knew exactly what they were getting into. The couple wanted to create a day which truly represented them – elegant but informal. The wedding was truly gorgeous! And I cannot even begin to describe how glamorous their reception was. It was truly a floral wonderland –the ultimate fairytale! This...

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A Romantic Wedding in the High Country!

by Lizzy S

When I think of my dream wedding I picture all of my loved ones having the time of their lives with good food and drink. Megan and Patrick’s wedding in the high country of North Carolina looks to be as perfect as a wedding celebration could be! The food looks delicious, the weather was beautiful, everyone is having the time of their lives and to top it all off Megan and Patrick are irrevocably in love! These photos are amazing and I can feel the love from how the photographer...

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A Serene Wedding Within Snow Covered Mountains

by Lizzy S

Breanna and Ian got married amidst the beautiful mountain range of Alberta Canada. A picturesque scene as the ground was covered in snow and the lake was frozen over. It was a lovely intimate affair with close loved ones. The groom wore a traditional Scottish kilt – making the matrimony even more personal.  Overall, this wedding was beautifully photographed as it does not get anymore magical than having your backdrop be the vast open forests. Browse through the images below and...

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A Blissful & Luxurious Tuscany Wedding

by Lizzy S

One of the most romantic places in the world is the Tuscany region of Italy. I can’t help but wish I had the opportunity to attend this romantic affair. Leoni and Nick, an artist and a historian, who decided to get married in a castle on the highest hilltop in Tuscany. Doesn’t get more romantic than that right?! This wedding had some DIY touches, as the bride is a painter. She painted the banners, prints, logo; she even painted her own wedding shoes by hand! Even the reception had...

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Chic Countryside California Wedding

by Lizzy S

Tim and Jonah decided to get married in the incredible countryside at Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula California. What a perfect spot to tie the knot! The view was spectacular! And to top everything off their ceremony and reception décor was flawless. This couple truly went all out on their wedding day and didn’t miss a single detail! They even incorporated their dogs into their wedding, how adorable is that? Anyone can clearly tell these two love each other unconditionally....

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A Breathtaking Mountain Matrimony

by Lizzy S

Is there anything more stunning than a view from the top of a mountain to the valleys below?! Virginia and Joe got married a top a mountain at the Empire Lodge in Deer Valley Park City, Utah. The bride chose this particular locationIs there anything more stunning than a view from the top of a mountain to the valleys below?! Virginia and Joe got married a top a mountain at the Empire Lodge in Deer Valley Park City, Utah. The bride chose this particular location for the venue because...

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A Rustic Orchard Wedding

by Lizzy S

Brittany and Justin’s wedding was full of love and hand crafted details. From the distressed wood and blackboard signs, personalized décor could be found throughout the venue during their special day. To make the setting even more beautiful, their outdoor ceremony was surrounded by a stunning orchard creating a natural backdrop for the wedding photos. You can just tell how in love these two are by glancing at their pictures below. My favorite shots are of the wedding party because...

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A Day at the Winery

by Bride Chic

Today, I have something extra special that I've been waiting on pins and needles to share with you. Awhile back a few incredibly talented wedding professionals teamed up for a styled shoot at Asti Winery in Cloverdale, California. What a day we had in the wine country!  And just look at what can come from a collaborative brainstorm of ideas! For me the beauty of this shoot has to be the fusion of the rustic and elegant - fine china sitting atop a beautifully set distressed wood...

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Captivating Love in a Beautiful Abandoned Church

by Lizzy S

John and Taylor got married on a blustery winter day in Missouri. However, the cold couldn’t stop this couple from capturing magical shots throughout their big day! The couple decided to take a portion of their photos in a beautiful abandoned church to try to stay warm. This idea couldn’t have ended up any better! The shots turned out absolutely stunning! At times it was so cold when taking pictures that the photographer had asked if they could hold their breath so that the camera...

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A Romantic Affair at a Grand Estate

by Lizzy S

For almost all of Kayla and Michael’s relationship they were long distance.  After hundreds of love letters, long car rides, flights and phone calls, Michael chose to pop the question.  As the couple began planning their wedding they knew they had to have some Disney influence in their decorations since that was a big part of their long distance love story. From the cake topper to the guestbook you can see the Disney inspiration. It’s great when you look through a wedding album...

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A Picturesque Fall Country Wedding

by Lizzy S

I can’t help but smile when I browse through these wedding photos. Allyn and Mobley are madly in love with each other and their happiness translates perfectly in their photos.  Allyn and Mobley got married on a beautiful fall October day in a grand Catholic Church downtown Decorah. After the ceremony concluded, they were escorted by horse-drawn carriage to their reception venue that overlooks the breathtaking countryside. Could you imagine! This day couldn’t be anymore perfect...

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A Romantic Tale of the Couple that Fell in Love at Their Venue

by Lizzy S

Rudy and Liz chose to get married in the very same venue that they first met each other. How romantic is that! The couple started working together at Elmcrest Banquets in Chicago Illinois about six years ago. Little did they know then that many years later they would be celebrating their wedding at the same location! Having their reception at the same place where their love first started only made perfect sense for them. These two are head over heels for each other! One can’t help...

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A Perfect Surfer’s Paradise DIY Wedding

by Lizzy S

After many sleepless nights and endless mornings, Dewi and Colin created their handcrafted dream wedding hosted in a private residence in sunny California. These two didn’t miss a single detail in their DIY wedding! From the dessert table to all the ceremony and reception décor, everything was beautifully crafted. The countless days of crafting was worth it in the end as this couple had the best day of their lives exactly how they wanted it. The couple even set up all the décor on...

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A Beautiful Rainy Day Wedding with a Vintage Twist

by Lizzy S

Erin and Ricky got married in a stunning industrial cotton mill in Georgia call the Engine Room. The exposed brick throughout the cotton mill was the perfect backdrop as it complemented the romantic ambience of the venue. Although it was raining cats and dogs on their big day, the two love birds took advantage of the rain and created a breathtaking vintage-inspired intimate affair. The reception was exquisitely adorned with baby’s breath, vintage mantles, and sheet music in...

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An Intimate Occasion With Personalized Details

by HannahN

Although Justin & Rachel are from Arlington, TX, the couple fell in love with South Dakota's Black Hills and were wed in the serene outdoors at the Custer State Game Lodge. This untraditional wedding was truly special! Rachel walked down the aisle by herself, and then along with her bridesmaids sang a beautiful song to Justin as he walked up. The officiants were best friends of the bride and groom and held an amazing ceremony. Since Justin loves literature and English, members of the...

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Glam, Vintage Inspired Styled Shoot

by HannahN

This gorgeous vintage glam shoot is inspired by the cool, crisp air & rich colour pallate that Autumn has to offer. The florist's mother's estate in LaSalle served as the perfect backdrop for this session; the brick walls, wrought iron gates, lush gardens, and unbelievable French provincial styled master bedroom truly set the tone for the vintage feel of the shoot. The tableware, including the china, silverware and glasses are from a personal vintage collection. I am obsessed with the...

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Romantic and Rustic Cleveland Wedding

by HannahN

From the moment that Dan and Halle were engaged, they agreed that they wanted to throw more of a "party" as opposed to a traditional wedding. After seeing pictures of the Ariel International Center, Halle just knew this would be where they were married. The venue offered a beautiful backdrop of the Cleveland skyline and the "blank canvas" space allowed them to create the romantic and rustic look and feel they wanted. They filled the space with beyond dreamy floral arrangements and one...

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