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Rustic Elegance Malibu Wedding

I am smitten with this Bride, not only for her BHLDN gown and Seed Floral crown, but because of her laid-back demeanor. Barefoot and in love, she wed her groom on the dreamy grounds of Saddlerock Ranch, while the talented Heidi Ryder captured every lovestruck moment. Ending the evening with SusieCakes and a vintage getaway car, this gallery is one that cannot be missed.


From Heidi Ryder….Megan and Brian’s wedding was nothing short of spectacular, but that’s just what happens when a Southern belle and a film director come together to celebrate their union and throw a big, fun party!

Megan grew up in Alabama and wanted to pay homage to her laid back southern roots. She spent the entire day barefoot because it reminded her of running barefoot outside during the warm Alabama summers. Her flower crown and simple but gorgeous BHLDN dress completed her boho look.

The decor pulled in elements of Southern charm and Hollywood elegance with rustic, dark woods, succulents, eucalyptus and olive leaves, lavender and gorgeous peonies, garden roses and anemones. Guests took home precious jars of honey and enjoyed dinner and dancing under a giant oak tree adorned in strands of twinkle lights. It was a magical evening that was as classy as it was uproarious. The live band had everyone on their feet all night long and the bride surprised the groom with a Carvel ice cream cart, a nod to his favorite childhood summer treat that he enjoyed on the Jersey shore. Their first dance started off sweet and slow and then, as a surprise to everyone in attendance, they busted out a choreographed dance (complete with the cabbage patch and running man) to Barry White’s ” You’re My First, My Last, My Everything.” It was the perfect thing to get the party started, and if there’s one thing this group knew how to do, it was party!

The ceremony was beautiful and started with an epic moment where their entire bridal party walked together to the ceremony as one big group so as to hide the bride until it was time for her to appear. Seeing that many people walk together towards the aisle was something I’ve never seen before and it had a very, all-for-one, one-for-all feeling to it. Very awesome!

Megan and Brian had a vintage car waiting for them at the end of the night, and guests tossed lavender at them for their big send off. All in all, it was a magical and beautiful evening.

Photography: Heidi Ryder | Videography: DP Weddings | Floral Design: Seed Floral | Wedding Gown: BHLDN | Cake: SusieCakes | Ceremony Venue: Saddlerock Ranch | Reception Venue: Saddlerock Ranch | Catering: WhoaNelly! Catering | Band: AMFM | Bride's Hair: Alicia Ricks For Alicia Nicole Hair Design | Rentals: A Rental Connection

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Gorgeous Gifting with Wedding Paper Divas

‘Tis the season of gifting m’dears, and when it comes to weddings, treating your family and friends to a few fun goodies is always a fab idea! From your day-of favors to post-wedding thank you’s and even holiday gifts, Wedding Paper Divas is your one stop shop for paper pretties, goods that’ll show off your engagement and wedding photos, and fancy ribbons and bows to top off all the lovely.

We think a gorgeous package is just as important as the gift inside. So when it comes to all the toppings, like shimmery and satin ribbons, tulle, gift tags and enclosure cards, Wedding Paper Divas takes the cake. I’ve personally been eyeing the Gold Shimmer Ribbon and adorable mini Enclosure Cards. Best part? You can even coordinate your package design with your wedding stationery!

From photo decor for Mom including canvas art, calendars and mugs—to personalized gifts for your ‘maids like monogram notepads and address stamps, there’s plenty to stock up on for all of your nearest and dearest. On my holiday list this year? A lovely Address Stamp for Mom and pretty Notepads for my girls to keep organized during wedding planning! We’re even creating a fun photo wall to share some of our engagement photos on Canvas Art—a little holiday gift to ourselves.

And bonus! Wedding Paper Divas is in the giving spirit, ‘tis the season! Leave a comment below telling us what pretty item you’d pair with your photos for gifting and you’ll have a chance to win a $300 Wedding Paper Divas credit. Winner will be chosen on 12/24. Head over and get your gifting on in style!

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Gold-Dotted Wrapped Gift Image: Laura Clarke Photography | Scalloped Black & Gold Enclosure Cards and Shimmer Ribbon: Wedding Paper Divas | Photo Canvas Art and Address Stamp: Wedding Paper Divas | Silver & Kraft Gift Image: Valerie Busque


Rhode Island Pink Tented Wedding

Any bride who gives her wedding a big ol’ dose of pink is a bride after my own heart. And from the florals by Orchid ‘N Blooms to the bridesmaids’ dresses in the prettiest shade, there’s no shortage of pink moments to make me stop and swoon. The always fabulous Emily Delamater snapped of gallery of lovely images, and they’re all waiting right this way.


From Emily Delamater… Karen knew exactly what she wanted for her wedding, clean bright and classic with pink and gold details. As most of Hoong’s family was coming from Malaysia for the wedding, it was a perfect opportunity for the couple to introduce his family to New England and the Blithewold Mansion made for an idilic backdrop. The sprawling grounds and gardens were in full bloom surrounding them during the ceremony in the sunken garden.

Karen also used vintage books and international letter boxes to decorate accent tables. The flowers included a gorgeous mix of lambs ear, garden and David Austin Roses, pink and white Peonies, Astilbe and also air plants. I loved that was also a playful sense to the day with signature lemonades and large pink and white balloons decorated with gold and white streamers. It was a gorgeous and intimate event and such a treat to photograph.

Photography: Emily Delamater | Floral Design: Orchid 'N Blooms | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Invitations: Kelli Murray Art | Grooms Attire: J. Crew | Hair : Ali Lomazzo | Makeup : Adam Camacho | Venue: Blithewold Mansion

Romantic Charleston Fall Wedding

I really try not to pick favorites, but today I just can’t help it. Gathering Floral & Event Design and Kristin Newman Designs created an absolutely stunning Southern affair, and I’d be lying if I said that my eyes were dry watching the film by East West. Tim Willoughby captured every beautiful moment and this gallery pretty much just made my day.


From East West… Jodi (the bride) & John (the groom) decided to plan a destination wedding to Charleston after the groom planned a proposal in Charleston. During their first trip to the city, they fell absolutely in love with the atmosphere and romance of the city and decided it would be the perfect location to bring their closest family and friends to celebrate their marriage.

The bride is in the wedding business herself and launch her newest venue in Raleigh, NC:

From The Bride… We were engaged in Charleston and it immediately became one of the most important pieces of our love story. The city’s beauty, hospitality, and charm won our hearts and we decided that since it was a place that wasn’t mine or his, but ours, it was the perfect setting to celebrate our wedding.

What we wanted most was to have a big celebration and to give our guests a wonderful experience. We hosted 3 events that we hoped would allow everyone to get to know Charleston and feel how important they are to us at the same time. Live music was a big part of each event. At our Thursday night beach party, we had music on the back porch overlooking the ocean, which led to dancing and singing, and was followed by everyone setting off Thai wish lanterns that symbolized our love for travel and our hope that everyone there would make a wish that was special to them. For Friday night, we took our guests from the beach to the historic district, where we dined alfresco under market lights and listened to live jazz music at our favorite Italian restaurant. We knew right away that we wanted to have a traditional church wedding, but we wanted it to feel intimate and full, so we chose the French Huguenot Church because of its setting, history, and warmth. Our reception was at the gorgeous Lowndes Grove Plantation, where we had dinner under the stars beside the river and a canopy of live oak trees. We wanted the meal to feel elegant but inviting, and to give our guests the sense that they were at a beautiful family dinner. We knew the reception had to be capped off with a rocking band and a giant party on the dance floor, and we followed our reception with an afterparty complete with a french fry bar, where the dancing continued until the early hours of the morning.

It was truly a weekend beyond our wildest dreams, made possible by an amazingly talented team. Each moment was captured perfectly on film by East West and in beautiful images by Tim Willoughby. Kristin Newman Designs took our vision for our guests experience and made it a reality, and Gathering Events + Designs created a backdrop for the experience that was perfect in every way. To this day the thing that we hear the most from our guests is that it was magical, which is all we could have asked for.

Photography: Tim Willoughby | Cinematography: East West | Event Planning: Kristin Newman Designs | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang Georgina | Cake: Jim Smeal | Invitations: Oscar And Emma Custom Design | Shoes: Kate Spade | Caterer: Fish Restaurant | Lighting: Technical Event | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Church: French Huguenot Church | Event & Floral Design: Gathering Floral & Event Design | Live Band: Groovetown | Make Up & Hair: Meg Workman | Plantation : Lowndes Grove | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Pane E Vino | Rentals: Snyder Events

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