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After a long distance relationship, Hannah and Chase were ready to marry June 15 at Tavern Meadow in Winston-Salem, N.C. “Our wedding was very friend- and family-oriented, which made it very special for us,” Hannah said. “We were able to bring all the people we love together.” The bride walked down the aisle wearing a J.Crew wedding gown and accessorized with a flower hair pin. Bridesmaids, dressed in sage green, carried matching blush peonies and baby’s breath bouquets. “During our ceremony, Chase and I planted a gardenia bush together in a pot,” she said. “Chase poured in the soil while I poured in the water. This symbolized the beginning of our marriage and how we need to tend to it, so it can grow just like the plant itself.” An ice cream cart from Blue Ridge Ice Cream kept guests cool during the reception, including the adorable flower girls. Her favorite moment? “Dancing with my husband for the first time as a married couple.”

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Photography: Live View Studios | Venue: Old Salem Museum and Gardens | Event Planner: The Perfect Pair Event Design | Floral Designer: Imagine Flowers | Musicians: Fruit Smoothie Trio | Hair Stylist: Lorin Van Zandt and Cheveux Salon | Dress Designer : J. Crew | Dress Store: Diva’s Bridal and Ella Bridal | Cake: Maxie B’s Bakery | Lighting: Audio & Light | Makeup Artist: Cheveux Salon | Groom’s and Groomsmen Attire: Macy’s | Ice Cream: Blue Ridge Ice Cream

Happy Valentine’s Day from WeddingWire!

Posted by Kim on Feb 14, 2013

From left to right: Alix Tydings is wearing the Camellia dress in Coral/Black ($274) by Watters Maids; Becky Matlack is wearing the Pepper dress in White/Gardenia ($350) by Encore by Watters; Madeleine Kent is wearing the Iris dress in Coral ($256) by Watters Maids; Cristina Fioramonti is wearing the Posey dress in Ivory/Almond/Black ($278) by Encore by Watters; Katey Houck is wearing the Ginger dress in Coral ($360) by Watters Maids.
Photography by Allison & Chris Britton Photography. Makeup by Blend

On this very special holiday, the team at WeddingWire is so excited to bring you a Valentine’s Day-themed fashion shoot. With the help of Watters, Allison & Chris Britton Photography, and Blend, we staged a photo shoot right here in our offices featuring our staffers as models. Inspired by current runway trends, and the classic hues of Valentine’s Day – pinks, reds, and corals – we selected wedding dresses and bridesmaid styles that would be totally perfect for a V-Day wedding – or for any other time of the year. And boy, did our models have fun wearing them!

Take a peek at our first WeddingWire fashion shoot here, and Happy Valentine’s Day!

From left to right: Becky Matlack is wearing the Pepper dress in White/Gardenia ($350) by Encore by Watters; Cristina Fioramonti is wearing the Posey dress in Ivory/Almond/Black ($278) by Encore by Watters; Jeff Yeh and Lee Wang are wearing their own suits and ties (yup, Jeff and Lee are our CTO and COO, respectively!).
Photography by Allison & Chris Britton Photography. Makeup by Blend

Five Fabulous Looks from Blush

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 21, 2011

Initially launched to be the go-to line for destination wedding dresses, Blush has evolved to a collection of dresses for any wedding setting. This season’s mix of light and airy fabrics — lace, organza — can easily be seen on a beach or in a ballroom. Here are five details we loved:

Metallic Sheen: Two gowns, a fit-to-flare silhouette and ball gown, both featured a sheen lace which gave both dresses a nice shine as it moved down the runway and through the lights.

LBD: Assuming this fun and flirty little black dress is for a bridesmaid, we loved the mini, flirty skirt and the pairing of it with hot pink pumps. We recommend letting your girls have some fun and showing off their own personal style on your wedding day. With your final approval of course.

Veils: The Fleur cotton lace trim on this veil matches the bodice of the dress, but that’s not why it made our hit list. We like the idea of a trim on a veil and think this over-sized pattern is different than the usual delicate trim we see on the runway. A nice option for a beach wedding.

Over-sized Lace: And speaking of lace, a definite trend of the season, the Fleur cotton lace on this fit-to-flare gown is younger and more casual than Chantilly and Alencon, and a nice alternative to a bride looking for a youthful gown but with traditional elements.

3-D Flowers: Another runway trend, this sculpted fit-to-flare gown features an asymmetrical neckline with two large floral embellishments. Another detail to note is the draping on this gown, which will flatter a bride’s curves.

Anne Chertoff | Wedding Blogger

Anne Chertoff has earned her reputation as a wedding authority over the course of her 10 years in the bridal industry. WeddingWire and Chertoff have partnered to provide comprehensive Spring 2012 Bridal Market coverage from New York City.

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Bridal Market Recap: JLM Couture {Part I}

Posted by Jeffra on Apr 18, 2011

JLM Couture is comprised of five lines:  Jim Hjelm, Blush, Alvina Valenta, Tara Keely and Lazaro.  And in addition to wedding gowns they also design bridesmaid dresses.

The Fall 2011 collections have something for every bride, no matter what wedding-day look you’re going for — glamorous, romantic, dramatic, classic and even destination brides.

I divided the JLM post into two, so here’s post #1 with my top picks for the Jim Hjelm and Blush lines:

1 – Instead of full blooms adorning your wedding dress opt for scattered petals instead.  You get the same spring-y, garden feel but it’s more subtle and a sweet look.

(Style #8157)