Real Weddings From This Week {June 26, 2015}

Posted by Samantha Iacia on Jun 26, 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:

Intimate Key West Inn Wedding – Danielle and Brian were married at The Mermaid & The Alligator in Key West, Fla. on August 17. The couple eloped and rented a scooter afterward to sightsee. Plus, take a pit stop for ice cream!

Intimate Key West Inn Wedding - Margeaux Boles Photography

Photo: Margeaux Boles Photography

Outdoor New York Air Force Wedding – Dana and Brendan were married at Brendan’s parents’ house in Boston, N.Y. on September 27. He is an Air Force flight pilot that pulled off an picture-perfect proposal that involved a helicopter high in the sky.

Outdoor New York Air Force Wedding - Michelle Day Photography

Photo: Michelle Day Photography

Sunset California Vineyard Wedding – Diana and Gerry were married at Gainey Vineyard in Santa Ynez, Calif. on August 18. Their first look was inspired by their favorite Disney movie, Up, including a replica of Ellie’s grape soda bottle cap pin.

Sunset California Vineyard Wedding  - Rebecca Yale Photography

Photos (from left to right): Rebecca Yale Photography 

Virginia Shenandoah Woods Wedding – Lindsay and Marty were married at Shenandoah Woods in Stanley, Va. on October 18. “We knew before we started looking at venues that we wanted something outside,” she said. “As soon as we arrived at Shenandoah Woods, we knew it was the one.”

Virginia Shenandoah Woods Wedding - Like A Dream Photography

Photo: Like A Dream Photography

Paper-Inspired Backyard Wedding – Kalithia and Dwight were married at their home in Henderson, N.C. on May 16. Fun fact: The ceremony was held beneath a tree in their front yard!

Paper-Inspired Backyard Wedding - Story & Rhythm

Photo: Story & Rhythm 


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Megan and Dino were married at Billingsley House Museum in Upper Marlboro, Md. on July 5. “We absolutely loved that it was outdoors with a stunning view of the Patuxent and Potomac River Corridor,” Megan said. “The trees, water, and house created a beautiful backdrop for our photos. Plus, our guests were free to move about the property.” The bride wore a halter a-line wedding gown with beaded embellishments on the corset bodice, accessorized with a pair of silvers strappy high heels, while the groom wore a gray three-piece suit, accessorized with a solid bow tie. Bridesmaids wore navy blue dresses in various necklines and hemlines and carried bright bouquets of orange roses and purple bells. “Our four-year-old Pomeranian was able to be apart of our ceremony and reception,” she said. “From her face on the table numbers and our donations to ASPCA in lieu of favors.” Megan’s favorite moment? “See Dino’s face as I was walking down the aisle.” Following the nuptials, cocktail hour began with their signature drink – peach sangria – and striped straws. Tables were decorated with do-it-yourself martini glass centerpieces filled with gems atop silver platters. “The one piece of advice I would offer is to not over think things,” Megan said. “I quickly began to have ideas and wanted to add this and that, but my groom reminded me not to overwhelm myself or our guests. Simply to keep things simple, and when I listened to him, it all came together great. I could not have ask for a better day.” There even was a dessert display complete with Hershey’s kisses, butter mints, Russell Stowe’s chocolates, and lollipops.

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Photography: Story & Rhythm | Venue: Billingsley House Museum | Event Planner: Michelle Ewii | Dress Designer: Sottero and Midgley | Shoes: Nine West | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Jewelry: Kay’s Jewelers | Hair Stylist: Cris Dickerson | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Officiant: Nicole Davis | Stationery: Note Worthy | Floral Designer: Fifi Flower LLC | Caterer: Famous Dave’s | Cake: Tiffany’s Bakery | DJ: Story & Rhythm – Brian Jay