Whether the weather agrees or not, spring has officially arrived — and with it, an abundance of beautiful weddings and blooming flowers. We have weddings and registry on the mind this time of year, which is why we were so excited to see this wedding with beautiful florals from Soiree Floral.
Set against the pristine backdrop of Nantucket at the Nantucket Yacht Club, this beautiful East Coast wedding overflows with lush florals in white, pinks and a touch of green.
From Julie Almand at Soiree Floral: “A soft, lush, garden-inspired look in shades of green, pink and white was chosen to complement the bridesmaid’s blush dresses. For the ceremony, the church was dressed up in lush garden-inspired greenery along the railings and inside the church. The aisles were graced with Nantucket baskets filled six lush blooms — a nod to Nantucket traditions.”
“At the reception, the guests were greeted with an escort card display that doubled as favors created by Merrell’s mom. Guests entered cocktail hour with a spectacular view of the Nantucket harbor with drinks on the lawn and patio.”
“For the reception, the team at Soirée Floral designed three different looks for the tables with mixed elevated and low centerpieces. To keep the look clean and crisp while still evoking romance, silver mercury and clear glass candlelight filled the room with a soft glow. The lush centerpieces of hydrangea, amaryllis, roses, belles of Ireland, freesia, orchids, snapdragons and ranunculus filled the room with a nod to late summer. Various sized vases filled with floating candles made for a dramatic atmosphere for guests to dance the night away.”
Dress – Monique Lhuillier
Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Suit – Paul Stuart
Bridesmaid Dresses – Donna Morgan
Photographer – Cary Hazlegrove
Florist – Soiree
Cake – Jodi’s Cakes
Reception Venue & Food – Nantucket Yacht Club
Ceremony Venue – St. Paul’s Church
Wedding Planner – Maggie Naylon, Nantucket Island Events
Rentals – Placesetters
Hair & Makeup – RJ Miller Salon
Placecards – Ellie Gottwald
Menus – Parchment Fine Papers
Although we’re certainly known for our love of parties, nothing can quite beat the intimacy of an elopement. Maybe it’s the romantic in us, but it’s just so special — don’t you think? This beautiful elopement in Texas — shot by the talented Amber Vickery — embraces the private, personal side of Becky and Austin’s elopement, while still capturing the festivity of the Tres Lunas Resort.
Photos: Amber Vickery
Dress: Galina for Davids Bridal
Flowers: Austin Flower Company
Hair and Makeup: Katelyn Tidwell
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Some brides have been dreaming about their big day for years — they’ve decided on every little detail, from the color palette to the cake. And there are others who are caught off guard with wedding planning, and find themselves caught up in the whirlwind of flower, tablecloth and dress options.
No matter what camp you’ve found yourself in, it’s hard to resist the allure of these dream destination wedding venues. From Hawaii, to Santorini, to Provence, each of these locations is a dream come true for any bride.
Take a look at 7 of our top dream destination wedding venues:
Dromoland Castle Hotel
Celestia Grand Villas
(photo by Anna Roussos)
(photo by Thayer Allison Gowdy Weddings)
Grand Hotel Ambasciatori
Chateau La Gorce
Whether your taste leans modern or traditional, there’s something about rustic elegant weddings that transcends all styles. It’s hard not to love the combination of dripping crystal chandeliers, lush green garlands, elegant white lace and warm reclaimed wood. It’s one of our favorite looks.
If you’re considering a rustic elegant look for your upcoming wedding (or just love some gorgeous wedding eye candy), take a look at our top 8 favorite rustic elegant wedding venues, below!
San Ysidro Ranch: Santa Barbara, California (photo by Tec Petaja)
Zingerman’s Cornman Farms: Dexter, Michigan
High Point Farms: Flintstone, Georgia
Long Ridge Farm: Shelbyville, Kentucky (photo by Todd Pellowe)
Memory Lane: Dripping Springs, Texas
Hermitage Museum & Gardens: Norfolk, Virginia (photo by Sarah Goodwin)
Durham Ranch: St Helena, California (photo by Delbarr Moradi)
Oystertag Vistas: Myersville, Maryland
PS: Follow our Rustic Elegant Weddings board on Pinterest for more inspiration.
According to their photographer Kate Slater, Julia and Jonathan one of their favorite couples of the year! “They win the award for cutest, most laid back, totally madly in love couple of the year — if there is such a thing.” We would have to say we whole-heartedly agree.
This wedding is filled with DIY touches made by the bride, brilliantly water coloring everything she could get her hands on, including her custom-made silk gown, which was lovingly created by her fashion designer mother, Kathryn Conover Couture. From the gorgeous seaside location and wildflowers to calligraphy and cake, this wedding has it all.
Venue: Spring House Hotel | Venue Coordinator: Danielle M. Dziok, Spring House Hotel | Photography: Katie Slater Photography | Dress: Kathryn Conover Couture | Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar | Flowers: Blazing Star Farm | Invitations: Designed by Julia Wilde, Printed by Coeur Noir | Paper Goods: Designed by Julia Wilde
Bill and Blaire grew up vacationing at the beaches of 30A in Seaside, Florida, so when they decided where to say “I do,” the choice was easy. “It was the perfect place for us to exchange our vows,” Blaire explained. The Seaside Chapel is simple and romantic with pine floors, white pews, and charming bell tower. Her vision for the reception was elegant with a southern flair. The clean, white lines and Mediterranean inspired architecture of Alys Beach created a stunning backdrop; the theme of mint and gold weaved throughout. Thanks to the brilliant photography of Dear Wesleyann and flawless coordination by Shelby Peaden Events, the day was perfect — despite having a shake up in the date due to a tropical storm!
Photography: Dear Wesleyann
Ceremony Venue: Seaside Chapel
Reception Venue: Central Park at Alys Beach
Floral, Event Design/Styling, Linens & Lighting: Events by Nouveau
Wedding Planning and Day-of Coordination – Shelby Peaden Events
Stationery: Paper Affair
Videography: Gilmore Pictures
Catering: Cafe Thirty-A
Band and Ceremony Musicians: GTS Entertainment Group
Transportation: Mike’s Limousine & A Bride’s Ride
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Vivo Spa Salon
Bridesmaids Dresses: LulaKate
Gown: Nicole Miller
Jewelry: Suzanna Dai
Shoes: Jimmy Chou
It was Ryan and Gina’s event designers who instantly knew that they were a perfect match when they met to hear their plans to host an intimate and classic wedding at the gorgeous Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, CA. The result was absolutely flawless. With photography captured by the ever talented Ashley Maxwell, their wedding designers at Every Elegant Detail share the inspiration behind their beautiful day.
When describing their wishes for their wedding day we could not have been more thrilled. One very important aspect to both Ryan and Gina would be the food and service for their guests. They wanted amazing ingredients prepared and presented to their guests family style. Some of the highlights of their meal by Componere Fine Catering, included an amuse course of Kumamoto Oyster, Green Apple Ice, Serrano Chili followed by main courses that included Wild Alaskan Halibut Cheeks with fried capers, Grilled Block-Cut Ribeye, Potato and Root Vegetable Risotta and ended with an exquisite sweet dish of Chocolate-Malt Kulfi, Crushed Cardamom Caramel Corn.
The decor and ambiance was also equally important to Gina and we worked with Amy Burke Designs to come up with a floor plan of kings tables and square tables with candelabras and romantic florals to accent the dining space on the terrace at the Villa. Hydrangea, garden roses and dahlias played a large part in creating the feeling we were going for throughout all of the spaces. Gina looked absolutely stunning in her Monique Lhullier wedding dress flanked by the bridesmaids in their BHLDN persimmon dresses.
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Villa Montalvo
Event Design: Every Elegant Detail
Photography: Ashley Maxwell Photography
DJ/Band: Big Fun DJ
Floral Design: Amy Burke Designs
Catering: Componere Fine Catering
Invitations: Hello Lucky
Bridal Gown: Monique Lhullier
Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN
Hotel: Hotel Los Gatos