In addition, our Real Weddings Editor is also busy featuring cute couples for our photo galleries! Each week, she’ll be sharing her favorite real weddings on Fridays at noon. Check out this roundup below:
Exquisite Miami Resort Wedding– Jessica and Dave were married at Trump National Doral Miami in Miami, Fla. on December 13. The ceremony began with bagpipe music!
Mountainside Colorado Lodge Wedding– Jennifer and Andrew were married at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera in Edwards, Colo. on July 19. Their reception tables featured pretty details, including lush floral arrangements and peach centerpieces.
Cheerful Lakeside Alabama Wedding– Lindsey and Austen were married at Guntersville Church of Christ, followed by a reception at the bride’s grandmother’s lakeside home in Guntersville, Ala. on August 16. “We did a pass in the boat to wave goodbye to all of our friends and family,” Lindsey said. “It is so fun to remember our send-off and all of our guests standing on the seawall and waving eagerly as we left.”
Candid Georgia Cottage Wedding– Kathryn and Patrick were married at The Crane Cottage in Jekyll Island, Ga. on May 2. Trees covered in Spanish Moss created a gorgeous backdrop for the ceremony. “The lush trellises were stunning and so romantic, and since it was a destination that the majority of our friends and family were not aware of, we knew it would be perfect,” Kathryn said.
Classic California Vineyard Wedding– Hannah and Joe were married at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, Calif. on June 7. One thousand paper cranes decorated the ceremony, and the couple’s Irish wolfhound, O’Reilly, was a big part of the day.
Candace and Iain were married in a traditional church ceremony at The Old Brick Church followed by a reception at Limestone Bay Trading Co. in Moorseville, Ala. on June 28. “The vintage detail of it all,” Candace said. “Dee was wonderful and provided us with all of our decorations. Think: mason jars and lace tablecloths, and the beautiful mismatched china plates we ate dinner on. It all fit our personality perfectly from the tent outback decked out with strng lights to the detailed organic flower arrangements.” The bride wore a strapless lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with a jeweled sash and a pair of “something blue” strappy high heels, while the groom wore a light gray suit, accessorized with a striped yellow bow tie. Fun fact: “I put my old and new monograms on the soles of my shoes, so I could start off my new life on the right foot and remember what I left behind,” she said. Bridesmaids wore short navy blue chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of roses. Before the ceremony, the couple opted for a first look and exchanging of gifts. “My husband’s vows, I cried, of course, but they were tailored to our relationship,” Candace said. “He even promised we could have pizza every night if I wanted to. (It is my all-time favorite food.) Also after finishing up, he tried putting the ring on the wrong finger, which definitely lightened the tears and made it an unforgettable moment.” The reception went off without a hitch underneath the summer sky. “Food came in a close second knowing it was for us,” she said. “BBQ pork on corn cakes with mac ‘n’ cheese, green beans, baked beans, broccoli salad, and fruit skewers! Topped off with our delicious red velvet cake! We’re getting hungry just thinking about it.” After a few dances, dips, and twirls, the newlyweds were worn out. Plus, it was almost time for their honeymoon roadtrip across California.