A Beautiful Boston affair overflowing with dramatic calla lilies
Kate and Matt’s Boston wedding was a picturesque, elegant event filled with understated touches of grand style. The traditional style was perfectly suited to the couple, who have known each other their entire lives. Their mothers have been great friends since college and got to see their children get married! With a muted palette of ivory, yellow and green, and incredible views of the city and harbor from the gorgeous State Room, this classically beautiful wedding was like a fairy tale! And it was captured exquisitely by East Coast and international shutterbug Laura Parent of Relive Photography.
Kate got a great deal on her incredible Carolina Herrera gown at Vows Bridal Outlet.
Gorgeous calla lilies were *everywhere*! From the bridal bouquets to the chuppah to the cake, florist Michelle Bernard did a fabulous job incorporating chic, modern, pretty arrangements into all parts of the wedding.
Bridesmaids dresses by Aria are dressed up with green sashes and vibrant bouquets of — what else? — calla lilies!
Stunning views of the Boston harbor and city are an incredible ceremony backdrop.
I love how Kate and Matt placed this elegant sign in front of the escort cards to let guests know that a donation was made in lieu of wedding favors. Kindness, elegance, and conservation — what could be better?
These centerpieces are modern and elegant, and the vases can easily be reused or donated.
The GORGEOUS wedding cake!
Thanks again to Kate, Matt, and Relive Photography for sharing these fantastic images with Recycled Bride!
EJ and Alex wanted their wedding to reflect their eco-conscious ideals, so they incorporated lots of sweet handmade and recycled details into the ceremony and reception. The couple collected and hand painted rocks for their seating charts and table numbers, which were displayed alongside small bunches of fresh lavender and wildflowers.
Family and friends gathered at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco for the celebration. The Center’s original cluster of nine historic, 1907-era military buildings featured beautiful vaulted ceilings, large windows and maple floors. They also grow and harvest their own organic food for catering such events like EJ & Alex’s wedding!
This simple and elegant green wedding was sent to us from Janet Moscarello + Lisa Lefringhouse of JL Photografia. Enjoy the beautiful photos!
The gorgeous hues of purple and green from this Autumn wedding sent over from Ashleigh Taylor Photography, made for a beautiful eco-chic celebration. Conservation was a very important theme for the couple, Christine and Tyler so they chose to have their wedding at the beautiful Temescal Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades, CA. Temescal park happens to be one of our favorite places in Los Angeles for hiking and enjoying nature and panoramic views of the city. It’s truly beautiful!
All the profits from Christine and Tyler’s wedding went back into funding for the park and conserving the surrounding environment. What an impressive and generous idea! We love this couple’s sustainable values, and the gorgeous wedding that reflected their unique personalities.
The different hues of purples and blues were stunning against her chic white dress.
The ceremony was intimate and naturally decorated by the beauty of the Park.
The couple used baby pictures and simple flower arrangements as their center pieces.
Growing more popular, and taller!, are the tiers of cupcakes and small deserts in place of a cake.
Carrie and Drew met on eHarmony, where after a slight miscommunication that led them to think they stood each other up, they fell madly in love! A short while later, they were married at her parent’s house, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Colorado mountains. With lots of help from Carrie’s family, and her father’s green thumb, this DIY wedding was everything the couple wanted. The festive tulips came from Sam’s Club and Carrie’s father grew the grass for their chic centerpieces.
As beautiful as the tulips that made her boquet, these photos captured by Sarah Christine Photography show it all!
These super-charming 50th wedding anniversary party pics came to us from Lauren Rae Photography, the proud granddaughter of the happy couple! Pat and Ray’s anniversary celebration was made special by Lauren Rae and her parents , who helped plan and design it like the wedding reception that the loving couple never had. As Pat and Ray are big fans of bluegrass music and culture, a “hoe-down”-themed party was a perfect fit for them.
Fresh flowers, vintage bottles, mason jars, and mismatched china made the table decor warm, welcoming and chic. A local caterer provided the yummy BBQ dinner, and a family friend made three beautiful cakes for the desert bar. The family danced the night away to the tunes of Elvis, Johnny Cash and music from the 1950s. Pat and Ray’s celebration proved that a DIY reception built with labor of love can become a very special memory for all!
A Sonoma Valley vineyard wedding that’s full of beauty, joy, and…wine!
Summer and Michael’s wedding at Lancaster Estate Winery in Sonoma, California, was a picture-perfect beautiful affair filled with elegant details that I just know you’re going to love. The amazing pics were taken by our good friend, Los Angeles wedding photographer Laura Grier from Beautiful Day Photography. Enjoy!
Guests signed wine bottles for the happy couple as mementos.
Summer’s Monique Lhuillier wedding dress is so elegant!
Don’t you just love the dramatic aisle and simple ceremony area? Nature truly is the best backdrop for a wedding like this. In the silver buckets at the end of the aisle are parasols to protect guests from the sun.
Locally made jam makes a sweet parting gift for guests!
Two firefighters marry on a romantic ranch!
Kate and Norm are usually dressed head-to-toe in firefighting gear. So when they both emerged looking elegant and stylish at their simple and chic ranch wedding, their guests were truly wowed! The couple entrusted the design of the wedding to the talented Kim Duncan at KD Events, who made great use of nature’s bounty with the rustic elegant details and decorations. Photographs are by the dream team of Katrina Wallace and Andrew Mejia from Sedona Bride.
Ultramarine blue shoes to. die. for. And Kate’s gorgeous dress is an off-the-rack design from Nordstrom, proving once again that you don’t have to spend thousands at a bridal salon to look lik a million bucks.
Kim from KD events styled this beautiful, chic tented dinner setting.
This rustic wedding canopy is just perfection!
I just adore the apple escort cards…what a perfectly elegant use of nature’s bounty for decoration!
Thanks to photographer Katrina Wallace + Andrew Mejia from Sedona Bride for sending these pics, and to the lovely Kate and her Norm for sharing their inspiring wedding with us!