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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!

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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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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Aubrie & Aaron’s Charming & Chic Vintage Wedding

A beautiful California couple has vintage style for miles

This stunning wedding was sent to us by talented photographer Jeff Wallace, and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. Not only has this couple mastered the art of effortless vintage chic, but the details and photography are just amazing too! And it was all held at the Heritage Museum of Orange County, which looks like an amazing, quaint old farmhouse. So beautiful…enjoy!! <!–more–>

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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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Cher and Ian’s Beautiful Bold & Blue Wedding

An extraordinarily pretty weekend-long celebration with unique blue-hued details

A few weeks ago, the incredible wedding photographer Laura Grier and I were catching up over sushi and sake, and she told me all about today’s gorgeous wedding. Laura wasn’t just the photographer at this even, she was also doing double duty a bridesmaid — all while wearing a blue corset and tutu! Sound interesting? It gets better… <!–more–>

Cher, who happens to be a doctor of emergency medicine (only in Beverly Hills could an ER doc be such a total babe!), married her adorable marketing exec groom Ian, at the Shady Oaks Winery in Napa Valley, CA. The entire bridal party spent the weekend at the winery’s main estate, enjoying croquet tournaments, wine and cheese tastings, pool parties and more. The wedding was filled with amazing personalized and creative details, from Cher’s layered blue petticoats to plantable wildflower seed-infused paper programs to centerpieces made of books, apples and flowers. A million thanks to Laura and her Beautiful Day Photography for sharing the fun with us!

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Behold! Cher’s jaw-dropping Carolina Herrera wedding dress.

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Matching blue robes for the bridesmaids made getting ready fun, and the robes doubled as bridal party gifts.

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Yes, Cher is an actual ER doctor. I consider it a feat if I manage to get out the door wearing matching socks. Meanwhile, Cher is off saving lives while looking like this. Pretty darned impressive, no?

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A rare glimpse of Laura in front of the camera!

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The wedding’s butterfly theme honored Cher’s late mother, an accomplished artist and photographer.

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Seersucker suits looked super cool on even the littlest member of the bridal party.

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The most fun and flirty bridesmaids dresses ever.

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Bottles of fresh pressed olive oil were wedding favors.

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Christine and Jonathon’s Paris Circus Wedding

An intimate celebration in the City of Lights unites two fiery and unique performance artists

It’s not often that the job descriptions of our brides and grooms include “defying gravity”. But this Wedding Porn Wednesday is truly unique, featuring an extraordinary couple whose sweet Paris wedding was anything but conventional. <!–more–>

Christine and Jonathon decided on a destination wedding because they both love travel. Most days, you’ll find Jonathon in New York, DC, Boston, or on the Santa Monica Pier, teaching students to fly while running his famous trapeze school.

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And Christine, an accomplished arial artist, is usually doing something like this…

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It sure beats an office job, huh? Everything that these two do is an adventure, and their wedding was no different. They invited a small group of friends to meet them in Paris. Everyone was instructed to wear white, as they were all considered part of the wedding party. The day began with all of the women gathering to help Christine get ready, while the men hit the streets of Paris to buy food, flowers, and wine.

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Christine’s dress was designed for her by Jonathon, in collaboration with costumer Adele Satori, who creates unique wearable art for music videos, performances, fashion and film.

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Their wedding fell on a perfect sunny summer day in Paris. Jonathon eagerly waited in the hotel lobby for all of the guests and his bride, where they enjoyed champagne and fruit to start the festivities.

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Then the entire bridal party walked through the streets of Paris together to reach the ceremony site, a gazebo in a park that the couple had chosen for the occasion. With no permits or special plans, the bridal party had to convince park-goers to clear the area so they could begin!

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Christine and Jonathon both cried tears of joy as they recited their heartfelt vows to each other. They had no officiant, and the ceremony was non-denominational. Guests sat in a circle around them.

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Each of the guests was asked to bring a piece of ribbon with their wishes for the couple written on it. One by one, they tied the wrists of the bride and groom together with their prayers. Christine and Jonathon kept the ribbons as momentos.

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Finally, Jonathon sang a song that he had written for Christine.

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Some of the guests who knew the song chimed in at the chorus, surprising and delighting the bride.

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After the ceremony, the happily married couple and their bridal party moved to a grassy area of the park for a perfect Paris picnic, filled with food, wine and laughter.

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Congratulations and many thanks to Christine and Jonathon for sharing their very special and beautiful day with us! And if you’re in LA, New York, Boston, or DC, be sure to check out Jonathon’s Trapeze School New York for life’s second greatest adventure (after marriage)…flying!!

Dana & Michael’s Bright & Beautiful Winery Wedding

Eco-friendly details and sunny simplicity at a romantic vineyard wedding

According to uber-talented photographer Laura Grier of Beautiful Day Photography, Dana and Michael were one of the most relaxed and happy couples she’s ever worked with. And their sunny, laid-back attitude is reflected in every pretty detail of their green wedding at Ponte Winery in Temecula, California. <!–more–>  This adorable duo worked in everything from eco-friendly florals to cool, non-matchy-matchy bridal party attire. The overall look is colorful, comfortable, and infused with the kind of joy and warmth that makes a wedding truly memorable.

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The biblical text on their programs reads, “I have found the one in whom my soul delights.” *Sigh*

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The color! The texture!! We don’t know who made Dana’s incredible wedding dress, but based on the lace and beadwork, I’m guessing that it’s vintage or antique. If anybody can provide a clue, please share in the comments below!

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The boys look like they’re having a blast getting ready. (It’s easy to drink beer and go swimming when there’s no hair and makeup to contend with!)

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Beautiful bride!! Dana’s smile is infectious. It makes me smile right back at her.

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Oh, the simple beauty of getting married at a vineyard! With luscious violet grapes and greenery like this, the ceremony site needs no extra embellishment. Elegant wooden chairs, a simple chuppah, and breathtaking scenery are sweet perfection. Also, you can bet that the wine was good…and plentiful.

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Boutonnieres are made of sustainable succulent plants, along with potted succulents with limes and a stunning bridesmaid’s bouquet of fuschia tulips. This green wedding uses a variety of blooms, and is a great example of how you can reduce your impact and incorporate whatever your “dream flowers” are by mixing them with more Earth-friendly options.

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Mix n’ match bridesmaids dresses in vibrant, rich colors are complemented by an array of monochrome bouquets. Below, buckets of parasols shield guests from the summer sun.

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These eco centerpieces incorporate sustainable orchid plants and succulents. Notice how they’re displayed right in their planters, ready to be taken home and cared for by the bride and groom or their guests. Perfection!

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The best part of a Jewish wedding is the chairs!! Even the most staid guests whoop and holler in delight as the bride, groom, and their families are lifted over the crowd. Such fun!

May thanks to Beautiful Day Photography, and to Dana and Michael, for sharing these vibrant, joyous photos with us!

Leslie & Sim Part 2: An Indian Wedding in Bali

Yesterday’s Wedding Porn Wednesday celebration goes from Cali to Bali!

Just when you thought that Leslie and Sim couldn’t top their stunning, modern elegant California wedding, they’re back with an Indian celebration in Bali that wil blow your mind. <!–more–> Between the gorgeous henna tattoos, the horseback parade through town, and the frolicking monkeys in the Balinese countryside, this is one of the most incredible photo layouts we’ve ever published. Still wondering about that secret celebrity elopement that happened at the wedding? Scroll down to find out who it was…

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Guests arrived in Bali greeted by these colorful and creative welcome baskets.

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Pretty in Pink, Peach & Coral

It doesn’t have to be matchy-matchy to be picture perfect

Tiffany & William’s Los Angeles wedding shows how a wedding can be perfectly put-together without matching the napkins to the groom’s bowtie to the bridesmaids’ underwear. <!–more–>  The palette is a mix of earth and pink tones, with dashes of orange, green and black, and the bridesmaids are dressed in a variety of colors and styles that perfectly complements the bride’s pretty-chic look. The event’s winning style mixes whimsical prettiness with downtown cool.

The delight is in the details here: Check out the feathers in Tiffany’s bouquet, the elegant silhouette paper cutouts on their invites, the tiny flowers on the elegant wedding cake, and the bride’s peach Christian Louboutin sandals.

When I see a Los Angeles wedding this beautifully coordinated, and flowers this lush and pretty, I know there’s only one event designer who could be responsible — Meg from La Partie Events. And the only way to make a  La Partie wedding even better is to have it captured by the brilliant photogs at Erin Hearts Court.

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