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Kate & Matt’s New England Fairy Tale Wedding

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!  <!–more–> 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.

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Kate got a great deal on her incredible Carolina Herrera gown at Vows Bridal Outlet.

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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.

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Bridesmaids dresses by Aria are dressed up with green sashes and vibrant bouquets of — what else? — calla lilies!

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Stunning views of the Boston harbor and city are an incredible ceremony backdrop.

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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?

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These centerpieces are modern and elegant, and the vases can easily be reused or donated.

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The GORGEOUS wedding cake!

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Thanks again to Kate, Matt, and Relive Photography for sharing these fantastic images with Recycled Bride!

EJ & Alex’s Eco-Chic DIY Wedding

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. <!–more–>

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!

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Christine & Tyler’s Eco-friendly Autumn Wedding

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! <!–more–>

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.

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The different hues of purples and blues were stunning against her chic white dress.

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The ceremony was intimate and naturally decorated by the beauty of the Park.

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The couple used baby pictures and simple flower arrangements as their center pieces.

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Growing more popular, and taller!, are the tiers of cupcakes and small deserts in place of a cake.

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Carrie & Drew’s Backyard Spring Wedding

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.<!–more–>

As beautiful as the tulips that made her boquet, these photos captured by Sarah Christine Photography show it all!

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Pat & Ray’s 50th Anniversary Hoe-Down

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. <!–more–>

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!

Enjoy!

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Summer & Michael’s Wonderful Winery Wedding

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! <!–more–>

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Guests signed wine bottles for the happy couple as mementos.

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Summer’s Monique Lhuillier wedding dress is so elegant!

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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.

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Locally made jam makes a sweet parting gift for guests!

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Kate & Norm’s Elegant Ranch Wedding

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. <!–more–>

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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.

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Kim from KD events styled this beautiful, chic tented dinner setting.

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This rustic wedding canopy is just perfection!

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I just adore the apple escort cards…what a perfectly elegant use of nature’s bounty for decoration!

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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!

Carrie and Jon’s DIY Carnival Wedding

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Falling in love can make you feel like a kid again, so a wedding reception held in the bumper car pavillion at Glen Echo Park amusement park felt like the perfect way for fun-loving couple Carrie and Jon to kick off their life as a married couple. Their unique wedding, full of fun vintage and DIY details, was the result of a creative collaboration between the bride, her crafty matron of honor, and the brilliant Maryland-based event planner Janice Carnevale of Bellwether Events. Stephanie Ascari from Cleverly Candid took the beautiful photos.

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Carrie switched between her white satin bridal shoes, a comfortable pair of pumps for the reception, and cool cowboy boots for dancing. Her talented Matron of Honor made the paper flower bouquets, the ribbon boutonierres, and all of the wedding stationery.

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If only all matrons of honor were this crafty! Check out the gorgeous, intricate paper flower arrangement.

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In keeping with the amusement park theme, all the wedding stationery had a vintage ticket-booth look. Bright red and turquoise throughout created a festive feeling.

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Carrie purchased a lot of things online, including the vintage gumball machine and the clear drink buckets that were filled with colorful Jones sodas and used as table centerpieces. The details from this wedding prove that you can be fabulous on any budget. This smart couple avoided spending on flowers, and held their reception in the afternoon, which typically cuts the bar tab in half. Below, cupcakes are adorned with the couple’s wedding logo.

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Bags of cotton candy were customized with a cartoon rendering of the bride and groom, and served to guests on a cart with fresh popcorn and bags of peanuts.

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Instead of traditional table centerpieces, Carrie and Jon used buckets of Jones soda and jars filled with nostalgia-inspiring candy like Mary Janes, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Sugar Daddys and rock candy.

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A variety of carnival games provided entertainment for guests, including a peach basket toss, coke bottle ring toss, and ball roll.

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Carrie is an avid swing dancer, so she chose the Blue Sky Five to play swingin’ tunes, and everybody got a dance lesson after a barbecue lunch was served.

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For more fabulous weddings like this one, check out Bellwether Events. Thanks to Janice, the adorable couple (who recently welcomed a daughter!), and  Cleverly Candid photography for sharing these fun pics.

Marissa & Brandon’s Multi-culti Multicolor DIY Fiesta

Buttons, pinwheels, and other whimsical details decorate a sweet wedding playground

Part global culture-fest, part childhood carnival fantasyland, Marissa and Brandon’s color-infused wedding is an exuberant feast for the eyes! Bay Area photographer Rhee Bevere captured every sweet detail, from the DIY button bouquets and origami ceremony decor to the butterflies and ice cream truck that transformed Nestldown retreat into a fairy tale wedding locale. <!–more–>

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The bouquets are made entirely from buttons. Below, Marissa’s bridesmaids give her a big kiss to thank her for choosing those totally adorable, wearable dresses. Marissa’s no slouch in the style department — the bridesmaids dresses and men’s suits are all in tasteful neutral shades of gray, which lets all of the rainbow-colored details and accessories shine without clashing. Brilliant!

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Marissa’s wedding dress is by Melissa Sweet, and looks like it was designed just for her. What a gorgeous fit! The stunning bride is half Japanese, and her super-handsome groom is half white, half African-American. Keep your eyes peeled for details that honor their own cultures — and others.

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Notice all of the different, colorful ties that the groom and groomsmen are sporting. This wedding takes the idea of a color scheme and knocks it on its butt.

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The ring pillow is also DIY and made of buttons. Favors were flip-flops embossed with the wedding’s logo.

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Wait a minute. Above are two of the best pieces of wedding photography I’ve seen in a while. The pic of Brandon at the altar just sings with color and feeling! And I think we all need to see that image of the kiss a bit bigger…

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Ah, that’s better.

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All I can think when I look at this couple is that they’re going to have the most gorgeous children ever.

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The guestbook was a wall where guests were asked to take a polaroid and leave a note inside for the newlyweds. Escort cards were strung next to the polaroid wall.

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With no traditional wedding cake in sight, dessert was made up of sweet homemade treats in big glass jars, and an ice cream truck manned by the bride and groom themselves!

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Many thanks to the adorable Marissa and Brandon, and their super talented photogRhee Bevere for sharing these fantastic images.

Robin & Ken’s Eco-Chic Destination Wedding

A botanist and a biologist get married at an organic farm resort

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Robin and Ken are from Toronto, but when it came time to plan a green wedding that expressed their love of nature and each other, they chose to get married in Cherry Valley, California. Their venue, the Highland Springs Resort, features lush natural landscapes, an all organic farm, thousand year old oak trees, olive groves, and vast fields of lavender, rosemary, and peppermint. Wedding planner LaDawn Williams from Platinum Lining Events was the creative force that helped Robin and Ken achieve their dream day. And talented LA-based photog Desi Baytan captured every impossibly beautiful and romantic moment.

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Look at the gorgeous lines in bottom left photo, where the bride is putting her shoes on. Beautiful! Robin is a botanist, so she loves plants and trees. Her bouquet and other wedding flowers were organic, created by Irises Designs. Ken’s a Biology professor who loves animals and has a special thing for hummingbirds. Wait until you see how they incorporated their favorite elements of nature into the reception…

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The blush-colored gown, hair rosettes, and brooch details give Robin’s classically stylish look an earthy, vintage appeal. Also, she kind of reminds me of Kate Winslet. Which I mean as a ginormous compliment, since I think KW is beautiful and always rocks the red carpet with the most elegant and feminine looks.

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The couple wanted a photojournalistic style, but photographer Desi Baytan convinced them to have a frolic and some posed portraits among the herb fields, resulting in the spectacularly beautiful images below.

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The ceremony was set in the middle of the lavendar fields, and decorated with only streamers and wooden chairs.

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