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Classic Vintage Wedding at the Truman Little White House

July 28, 2015 | nicole
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The Truman Little White House set a charming vintage scene for Erin and Greg’s classic Key West wedding. The chic black, white, and gold color palette designed by Swankey Events was a beautiful juxtaposition with the exposed brick walls and incredibly greenery in the yard outside of the venue. Evan Rich Photography captured the stunning celebration with a keen sense of both the couple’s sophisticated style and their sense of humor.

The Couple:

Erin and Greg

The Wedding:

Truman Little White House, Key West, Florida

The Inspiration:

We got married at the Little White House in Key West, which was President Harry Truman’s vacation home and has been used by many other presidents. This was our inspiration for our wedding decor and fashion. We wanted our wedding to feel like a presidential state dinner from the 1940s; vintage, classic, and elegant.

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The Moments:

My favorite moment was holding my husband’s hands as he read his vows to me. It was such a perfect moment, and it felt like it was just the two of us there.

The Couple Recommends:

The BellaLuxe Hair dresser and Makeup artist were amazing to work with. They were absolutely amazing at what they do and made all the girls look perfect!

Our photographer Evan Rich and his assistant Alex were amazing photographers and truly captured the look and feel of what we wanted for our photographs. Evan is easy going, down to earth, and lots of fun to work with! And his work speaks for itself!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Evan Rich Photography
Event Planning – Swankey Events
Ceremony Venue – Westin Key West Resort
Reception Venue – Truman Little White House
Floral Design – Mama Flowers
Cake – Cakes by Carol
Officiant – Reverend John McGuire
DJ – Sound Wave Key West
Hair & Makeup Artist – BellaLuxe Hair & Makeup
Wedding Dress – Wtoo
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Adrianna Papell
Groom’s Apparel – Jos. A. Bank
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse

Congratulations to Erin and Greg on their classic Florida wedding in Key West! Be sure to check out more of Evan Rich Photography‘s exceptional images in Amanda and Mitch’s black and white wedding at Coral Gables Country Club.

xoxoNicole

Downtown London Destination Wedding Inspiration

July 28, 2015 | nicole

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With destination wedding bound couples in mind, a team of international destination wedding professionals designed this London-inspired styled photo shoot. Wedding planner Elisabetta White of Linen and Silk Weddings views London as the ideal destination spot for modern, free-spirited couples to elope due to its romantic literary past, charming brick walls and cobblestone streets, and downtown of passing faces of locals and travelers alike.

Here’s what Elisabetta had to say about the inspiration for this London destination wedding shoot:

We love London and we believe that regardless of the season or weather, it remains one of the most enchanting cities in the world. As this inspiration shoot proves, its character and elegance lend themselves beautifully as a backdrop for romance and love.

We imagined that a couple choosing London for an elopement would be modern, elegant and perhaps free-spirited too. For this reason we opted for a bridal look with a bohemian-chic feel. Wedding hairdresser Hayley King and makeup artist Joyce O’Connor of Brides & Beauty perfectly interpreted this look by giving our bride a romantic look – deep make up and beautiful loose curls, framed by boho-inspired jewellery and an ethereal, vintage-inspired silk gown by bridal boutique Rock The Frock. Our groom wore a navy blue suit accessorised with bow-tie and handkerchief made with reclaimed vintage fabric, a very subtle boutonniere in line with the bride’s bouquet – ‘natural’, unstructured, white bouquet, with lots of foliage and gentle accents of blue, beautifully prepared by London wedding florist Bluesky Flowers.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Elisabetta Marzetti
Event Planning – Linen and Silk Weddings
Venue – One House Guards
Floral Design – Bluesky Flowers
Furniture Rentals – Sally Battley of Still Life
Invitations – Betty Soldi Calligraphy & Design
Makeup Artist – Brides and Beauty
Hair Styling – H K Hair Artist
Wedding Dress – Rock the Frock Bridal

A special thanks to Linen and Silk Weddings for sharing this London destination wedding inspiration! Check out this nautical elopement inspiration from Zurich for more intimate wedding ideas.

xoxoNicole

Elegant Industrial Wedding at Hickory Street Annex

July 28, 2015 | nicole
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Tori and Justin’s glamorous Dallas wedding was punctuated by the unexpected, from wedding party portraits in front of a massive mural in downtown to a fully-clothed dip in the pool at the end of the night. Bradford Martens Photography captured the most captivating and romantic images of the couple on their wedding day, emphasizing the classic black and white color palette and sophisticated details that transformed the über-industrial Hickory Street Annex into the elegant venue of Tori and Justin’s dreams.

The Couple:

Tori and Justin

The Wedding:

Hickory Street Annex, Dallas, Texas

The Inspiration:

Our wedding style really took shape when we chose Hickory Street Annex as our reception venue. It was an old distribution center for Gulf Oil company and has a very industrial edge to it. I didn’t want to go completely rustic with my feel, so I decided to go very classic and traditional with all of my elements in juxtaposition. From white flowers accented with succulents, to chandeliers hanging from the steel trusses, I had fun with the contrast of rustic and classic.

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The Moments:

My very favorite moment of the wedding was our “First Look.” I was so nervous for Justin to see me for the first time. All the planning and prepping mounted up to this moment where I finally got to see my soon to be husband on our wedding day! I came up behind Justin and tapped him on the shoulder. He turned and I will never forget his smile. He even got misty-eyed! All of my anxiousness turned to pure joy as we hugged and realized that we would be saying “I do” in a matter of hours. It was one of the most private moments of our day and was just incredibly special.

The Couple Recommends:

Our photographer, Bradford Martens, deserves some major props. The one vendor I was not willing to sacrafice on was my photographer, and I certainly did not. Bradford was easy to work with, and made the sessions comfortable and fun. And the photos, well they speak for themselves. He made us look great, and we will treasure his work as we look back at our wedding day for the rest of our lives.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Bradford Martens Photography
Ceremony Venue – St. Rita Catholic Parish
Reception Venue – Hickory Street Annex
Floral Design – The Garden Gate
Catering – Two Sisters Catering
Cake – The Cake Guys
DJ – Party Time Productions
Photo Booth – 4 Flashes Photo Booth
Invitations – The Gilded Arrow
Hair & Makeup Artist – Haute Facade
Wedding Dress – Allure Bridals
Bridal Accessories – MEG Jewelry
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – J.Crew
Groom’s Apparel – Black by Vera Wang
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Black by Vera Wang

Congrats to Tori and Justin on their elegant industrial wedding at Hickory Street Annex! For more of Bradford Martens‘ beautifully dark captures, check out Lauren and John’s travel inspired wedding at Thistle Springs Ranch.

xoxoNicole

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