Tag Archives: Outdoor Weddings

Lemon Sunshine: Megan & Justin’s Yellow Wedding

A Newport Beach wedding filled with sunny joy and smiles

When I spotted Megan and Justin’s sweet and sunny wedding on OneWed, it instantly made me smile. Everything about this adorable young couple and their wedding just screams *fun*! From the bright and whimsical lemon blossom bouquets to the sunny textile prints of the tablecloths, this is a feel-good party with charm to spare. Talented up-and-coming photo Alicia Danielle captured every detail.

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Fred & Kameela: Elegant Perfection

A classically elegant wedding, perfectly executed and beautifully photographed

Great chefs create recipes that support, rather than overwhelm, the taste of fresh ingredients. Some of the best architects and interior designers create spaces that are purposefully simple, carefully designed to emphasize the people and activities within. (I promise, this is going somewhere!) Sometimes the best creative moments happen when you skip the bells and whistles and design something that emphasizes its own true nature. <!–more–>

Fred and Kameela’s wedding is a perfect example of this. It’s a wedding that doesn’t try to be anything more, and its stylish simplicity is the perfect backdrop to showcase the obvious warmth and joy of the day. The entire event is perfectly curated and simply stunning. It’s formal without being stuffy, detailed without being overdone, and every single gorgeous photo conveys a story about this beautiful couple and their friends and family.

The pitch-perfect pics were taken by Cesar and Tanya of Perez Photography. They’re one of my faves, and the exceptional photos on their blog are great for inspiration!

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This shot of Fred is one of most moving wedding pics I’ve ever seen. What a sweet groom!

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Kameela and Fred designed and made these wooden signs themselves.

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Not sure if this is a relative or a friend, but very sure that this guy knows how to dress for a party. One word: Dapper. I don’t get to use that word much, and I really appreciate this guy for giving me a reason to.

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The tables were named for things that were personally significant to the couple.

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Lori & Justin’s Down-Home Chic Wildflower Wedding

A super stylish California wedding with cowboy flair
Nobody knows wedding style better than a wedding photographer. So when photog Lori Yohe got married on a private estate in Corona, California, she expertly combined sophisticated attire and decorations with homey, simple details to create a warm and unique celebration. <!–more–> Captured by one of our favorite wedding photographers, Laura Grier of Beautiful Day Photography, this wedding is charming, beautiful, down-home fun. 
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Lori was inspired by this wedding, which we featured a few months ago, and hired bride Alissa to create her headpiece and add colorful tulle and a bustle to her gown. Check out Alissa’s Modern Nostalgia for more cool bridal designs.

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Fun personalized details! Garters with the logos of the bride and groom’s favorite teams, and cowboy boots for the bride. How great would it be to throw those boots on with a pair of jeans and say, “I’m wearing my wedding shoes today”?

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A colorful and playful dessert table features cookies baked by the bride and groom’s moms, representing Nebraska and Penn State. The moms then had to eat each others’ rival team cookies. These guys are serious sports fans!

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Wildflowers in mason jars decorated the tables, and paper lanterns added a festive and chic touch. Both are perfect decorations for budget brides with miles of style.

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Many thanks to Lori and Justin, and to Los Angeles wedding photographer Laura Grier of Beautiful Day Photography for so generously sharing these images with us!

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Fun in the Sun Barn Wedding Inspiration!

In celebration of summer, we’re going to shake things up and share a real “fake” wedding this week! This photo shoot, set up by Christy Whitehead Photography in Jacksonville, Florida, captured the rustic charm of bandanas, boots and barn at a new wedding location, The Keeler Property. <!–more–>

Out in the pastures and down by the barn, the “Bride” and “Groom” had it all. The dress from Park Avenue Bridal, hair by Alison LeeAnn, and makeup by Ruthless Beauty. A Fantasy in Flowers designed the three different bouquets to play upon the rustic theme that were wrapped with bandanas, beads and rope.

Although this was a shoot, the Bride and Groom had a three tiered cake, designed in theme by Kakes by Katie, that provided for an all out cake trashing as a finale! Enjoy the photos and the fun…

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Natalie & Patrick’s Napa Winery Wedding

One of the greatest wedding photographers today, Jose Villa, is known for capturing the essence of a couple and their wedding in a way that is timeless and stunning. He calls himself a “Fine Art Wedding Photographer” because he knows how to reveal the art within your most memorable details. Take a look at these photos from Natalie and Patrick’s vineyard wedding in Napa Valley. The wedding planner and designer Beth Helmstetter incorporated classic whites, blues and silhouette butterflies with simple and elegant flower centerpieces. <!–more–>

Enjoy the gracious work of Jose and you can see all the photos on his blog.

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Carolyn & Paul’s Romantic Philadelphia Museum Wedding

It was pure magic when Carolyn and Paul met the day before starting law school together in Philadelphia. Their life together since has been one of laughter and good times and their modern, fall wedding was the perfect mixture of all their passions. <!–more–>

Carolyn had picked to have the wedding at the city’s local relic, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The museum provided a beautiful backdrop for photographer Cathie Berry-Green of BG Productions, plus it enabled the wedding to host guest in different areas throughout the day!

The ceremony took place in the beautiful cobblestone courtyard. Cocktail hour was enjoyed in the Warden Garden. Dinner was served in the high-ceiling Chinese Rotunda. And the night ended with drinks and dancing in the Upper Egypt Gallery. Floral design was provided by the talented Marybeth of Studio M Designs.

Staying true to incorporating their passions, the couple chose details that guests could thoroughly enjoy. The table “numbers” were local breweries and when guests sat down for dinner, they were enticed to a short history of each pub. The guests also received cookie cutters in the shape of leaves to carry on the fall theme. Groom Paul was pleasantly surprised to find he had his own cake with an image of Jim Morrison on it, as a tribute to his love for The Doors.

Share in the bliss of Carolyn and Paul’s wedding and enjoy the photos!

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Caitlin & Justin’s DIY Owl-Themed Wedding

This super-creative wedding was sent to us by the incredibly talented photographer Jennifer Jasso, who’s a good friend of the bride and groom, Caitlin and Justin. Caitlin is a textile artist who constructed all of the unique details you see below, including the bride and groom owl dolls, candy centerpieces, invitations, photo props and cake topper. <!–more–>

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Even Caitlin’s rhinestone owl hair clip coordinated with the day’s theme and color scheme.

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The beautiful patterned fabric that decorated the outdoor ceremony area later doubled as the backdrop for a fun photo booth!

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Caitlin hand-decorated the centerpiece vases with peppermint candy and Twizzlers. So creative!

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DIY photo booth fun!

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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!

Joanna & David’s Simply Elegant Fall Wedding

A perfectly gorgeous affair that’s focused on family and fun

When Amber Gustafson of Amber Events talked to lovely bride Joanna about her wedding day vision, it quickly became clear that Joanna wanted to keep things simple. She didn’t want a guestbook, cake knife, toasting glasses, cake topper, favors, garter, or many other traditional wedding accoutrements, but instead wanted to focus on the experience of just being with her family and friends and creating a night to remember. <!–more–>  So Amber planned a celebration that was all about simple beauty, using elegant ivory and metallic details to set off the natural beauty of Autumn at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. The stunning photos are by Raya Carlisle of Raya Photography.

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Don’t you just love Joanna’s bold bridal accessories? They’re finds from Neiman Marcus. Her dress was custom made by Jose Flores, a Hollywood tailor famous for working with Monique Lhuillier and designing incredible one-of-a-kind gowns. Joanna worked with Jose to design the dress, and bought the buttons at M&J Trim in New York. Her veil was also custom made by Pol Atteu Couture in Beverly Hills. I just love when brides do something unique with their attire and support the local economy!

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David is one of the sweetest grooms ever! While watching a football game with his groomsmen before the wedding, he sent gifts to Joanna’s bridal suite, including a pair of diamond earrings and a Packer’s jersey with her new last name on it.

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The feather placecard accents and manzanita tree are so casually elegant.

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I just loooove this pretty cake! It’s by La Starr Cakes.

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Aside from a few toasts, the evening was free of the formalities that accompany most weddings. Joanna and David even quietly cut the cake in the corner with just their parents and photographers as they did not want to stop their 160 guests from dancing and enjoying themselves.

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Many many thanks to Raya Photography for sharing these incredible pics, and congrats to the beautiful bride Joanna and her wonderful groom David!

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