Real Weddings From This Week {July 17, 2015}

Posted by Samantha Iacia on Jul 17, 2015

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:

Vibrant Maryland Waterfront Wedding – Lisa and Michael were married at Celebrations at the Bay in Pasadena, Md. on April 26. The groom surprised the bride at the altar by donning a red Superman cape for their first kiss!

Vibrant Maryland Waterfront Wedding - The Kama Photography

Photo by The Kama Photography 

San Francisco Terra Gallery Wedding – Ben and Jason were married at Terra Gallery & Event Venue in San Francisco, Calif. on March 14. The rainbow crosswalks in San Francisco’s Castro District made for the perfect photo-op.

San Francisco Terra Gallery Wedding - Michelle Warren Photography

Photo by Michelle Warren Photography 

Whimsical Virginia Farm Wedding – Casey and Ryan were married at The Farmhouse at Veritas in Afton, Va. on September 6. Casey’s inspiration for the day came from her favorite designer, Kate Spade. Wait until you see the bride’s sparkly pom-pom shoes!

Whimsical Virginia Farm Wedding - Priscilla Thomas Photography

Photo by Priscilla Thomas Photography 

Bright Florida Barn Wedding – Ericka and Rickey were married at The Wishing Well Barn in Plant City, Fla. on May 16. “When my now husband and I walked through the front entrance of the barn, we immediately fell in love with the rustic chic decor,” Ericka said.

Bright Florida Barn Wedding - Rad Red Creative

Photo by Rad Red Creative

Chic South Carolina Resort Wedding – Anjuli and Charles were married at Kiawah Island Club in Kiawah Island, S.C. on August 23. “When driving to Kiawah from Charleston, you travel along a quaint two-lane road totally canopied in the most beautiful oaks,” Anjuli said. “Swoon!”

Chic South Carolina Resort Wedding - Riverland Studios

Photo by Riverland Studios 

Real Weddings From This Week {May 29, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on May 29, 2015

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:

Arizona El Chorro Lodge Wedding – Rachel and Adam were married at El Chorro Lodge in Paradise Valley, Ariz. on March 29. Guests were escorted to their seats via heart-shaped chalkboards, wrapped with lavender for a soothing scent.


Photo: EME Photography 

Exquisite New Jersey Estate Wedding – Amanda and Pasquale were married at Ashford Estate in Allentown, N.J. on April 26. The focal point was the fireplace mantle decorated with mirrors!


Photo: John Arcara Photography

Multicultural Missouri Loft Wedding – Jessica and Sayeed were married at The Bauer in Kansas City, Mo. on June 15. Bridesmaids wore bright and bold dresses with pashmina shawls paired with bouquets of pincushion proteas, carnations, craspedia, and olive branches. Notice the henna tattoos on their hands to pay homage to Indian traditions.


Photo: M&E Photo Studio

Sparkly Santa Margarita Ranch Wedding – Denise and Jason were married at Spanish Oaks Ranch in Santa Margarita, Calif. on April 19. The sweetheart table was decorated with sequin linens and plaques that said, “I do,” “Me too,” and “Me three.”


Photo: Jaime & Chase Photography

Legare Waring Historic Home Wedding – Kelly and Chris were married at Legare Waring House in Charleston, S.C. on October 12. “I could see the excitement in her smile and eyes, realizing all the planning and waiting was finally over,” he said. “It was a very intimate moment sharing our first kiss and hug as newlyweds.”


Photo: Priscilla Thomas Photography

Top Wedding Ideas From This Week {May 6, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on May 06, 2015

Are you in need of some wedding inspiration this hump day? Our Editorial Team is busy writing content for our newly-launched Ideas Section! Each week, they’ll share their favorite articles and slideshows on Wednesdays at noon. Check out this roundup below:

6 Things NOT to Say To Your Mother-in-Law – While you may not always see eye-to-eye, there are some things you should never say to your newest family member. Avoid these conversations ASAP!


Photo: Priscilla Thomas Photography

10 Popular Wedding Chair Styles – Need help styling your seating? Brush up on these ten chairs such as chiavari, marais, x-back, and rattan.


Photos (from left to right): Julie Cate Photography and Joielala Photo 

Wedding Calligraphy Tips From The Experts – Pass on the handwriting to the paper pros!


Photo courtesy of The Left Hand Calligrapher

11 Fun Games To Play At Your Next Bridal Shower – Add lots of laughs to your upcoming celebration with these goofy games with family and friends. Pictured below: scratch-off cards.


Where Should You Have Your Engagement Photos Taken? – Let’s see if we can guess the location. Take the quiz!


Photo: Krista A. Jones Photography

10 Groom Reactions That Will Give You Goosebumps

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 10, 2015


Photo: Priscilla Thomas Photography

What’s your favorite moment during a wedding? If you’ve ever watched the movie 27 Dresses, Katherine Heigl’s character states that it is NOT seeing the bride walk down the aisle but the groom’s face as he sees her for the first time. We could not agree more! Our Real Weddings Editors gathered 10 awesome reactions from recent features that will make you get goosebumps. Click through the slideshow here.

Boho Chic Plantation Summer Wedding in South Carolina

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 18, 2014


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Brooke and Matt were married at Boone Hall Plantation overlooking Horlbeck Creek in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. on August 9. “Looking back on our wedding day, I think what made it so special was sharing our love with those who mean the most to us,” Brooke said. “I really feel like everyone got a taste of everything that makes Matt and I who we are.” The bride wore a strapless a-line wedding gown with a beaded bodice and ruffled skirt, accessorized with a braided crown updo, while the groom wore a white button-up shirt, khaki pants, and a solid tie. Bridesmaids wore short dresses and carried bouquets of roses, craspedia balls, succulents, hydrangeas, and baby’s breath. The wedding colors? “Neutrals with accents of turquoise, yellow, and orange,” she said. “A subtle yet warm palette for a summer wedding.” As guests arrived, they were encouraged to sit anywhere! But after the ceremony, “my brother led the Grand March, weaving them throughout the cotton deck to the Italian cookie cake we had in addition to the traditional cake,” Brooke said. “The cookie cake and Grand March have been a part of my parent’s wedding, my grandparent’s wedding, my great grandparent’s wedding, and so on. Ours would not have been complete without it.” Along with the three-course fare and late night snacks, there was also a signature drink — “Lowcountry Mojito,” which included firefly vodka, mint, simply syrup, and soda. A nod to the South! “It was sort of a mix of rustic and vintage with the laid back Charleston attidue,” she said. “Decorations were minimal.” Tables were named after streets such as Rutledge, Simons, and Broad. “I truly believe that our wedding was the definition of care free,” Brooke said. “From the casual attire to the all-night dancing, I could look around the room and see the spirit of our families on the faces of our loved ones.”

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Photography: Priscilla Thomas Photography | Videography: My Memories Films | Venue: Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation | Event Planner: Katherine Miller Events | Dress Designer: BHLDN | Shoes: Seychelles | Hair and Makeup Artist: Stella Nova | Floral Designer: Wildflowers, Inc. | Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals, Yoj Events, Aggreko, and EventWorks Rentals | Caterer:Gourmet Bay Catering | Cake: Wildflour Pastry | Band: The Mighty Kicks | Ukelele Musician: Bob Urick | Bartending: MIX Premiere Bartending | Transportation: Lowcountry Valet & Shuttle Co. | Lighting: Duvall Events