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WEDDING BLOG

Jackie

Blush California Wedding at Manka’s Inverness Lodge

February 14, 2016 | jackie

Wishing to have an intimate wedding that felt more like a dinner party with the people they love than anything else, Laura and Eric chose Manka’s Inverness Lodge in Inverness, California for its small space that kept the size down to around 50 guests. It didn’t require mics or emcees, so the reception was filled with wonderful conversations. Laura, with the help of planner Christy Matthews Events, created a day that couldn’t have been more special. Soft-blush florals and elegant décor perfectly complemented the romantic […]

Romantic Estes Park Wedding at Taharaa Mountain Lodge

February 14, 2016 | jackie

Amy and Gennady thoughtfully and purposefully made every wedding planning decision in the hopes of creating a day that was truly theirs. The couple chose the bride’s family home for the ceremony before moving to Taharaa Mountain Lodge in Estes Park, Colorado for a one-of-a-kind reception. Amy and Gennady exchanged vows under a birch chuppah covered in flowers and wiry vines, which offered a peaceful setting for the special moment. Preston Utley beautifully documented the romantic details and heart-warming moments at this […]

Gorgeous Irish Countryside Wedding at Millbrook Lodge

February 13, 2016 | jackie

Telia and David have always wanted an outdoor wedding, which can be risky in Ireland due to the temperamental weather, but once they viewed Millbrook Lodge in Down, Northern Ireland, they knew an outdoor wedding was the perfect choice! Nude, blush, and touches of blue made up their color palette and added to the elegance of the day. We absolutely love how photographer Kristen Soileau Freeman stole the couple away for a bit to capture unbelievably gorgeous couple portraits at sunset. […]

Earthy West Coast Wedding at Stanley Park

February 13, 2016 | jackie

Harley and Frances focused their wedding planning around the aspects that were most important to them —  great food and amazing photos. After a gorgeous bohemian-styled ceremony at Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, the couple and their guests headed to Hawksworth Restaurant to celebrate at an intimate reception. Orange and yellow wildflowers and simple décor allowed the guests to take in the breathtaking Vancouver landscape. Talented photographer Jennifer Picard captured the beautiful moments at this natural wedding. The Couple: Harley and Frances The […]

Sophisticated Portuguese Destination Wedding at Palácio de Estoi

February 7, 2016 | jackie

Mónica and Martje, who live in Germany, chose to have a destination wedding in sunny Portugal. Since they were inviting friends and family who would travel a long way, they planned a 3-day wedding event. Palácio de Estoi in Faro, Portugal offered a beautiful location with enough space for all their guests. Elegant fixtures, white and lavender florals, and a balloon send-off made Mónica and Martje’s wedding in Portugal one to remember. Passionate Wedding perfectly captured the extravagant setting and beautiful moments. The Couple: […]

Rustic Mennonite Wedding in Kitchener-Waterloo

February 7, 2016 | jackie

Dan and Meg’s wedding at a family farm in Ontario had many DIY elements. The bride designed the wedding invitations by hand. Her dad barbecued the meal. A friend baked pies. There was someone’s talent and hard work behind just about everything. And to top it off, amazing photographer Wendy Shepherd was there to capture the special moments and gorgeous rustic details. The Couple: Dan and Meg The Wedding: Private Residence, Ontario, Canada From the bride: My dress inspired by antique dresses from the early […]

Intimate French Wedding at Château Le Clos Castaing

February 6, 2016 | jackie

While planning their big day, Ilona and David both agreed a big fancy wedding wasn’t for them. Ilona dreamed of a small intimate setting, and David loves to travel, so a wedding across the Atlantic was the perfect choice. They focused on creating a day that was an experience shared and not rushed. For the couple, it was important to remember the conversations, laughs, and experiences outside of just the ceremony and reception, so they chose a week-long celebration in the […]

Elegant Colorado Mountain Wedding at the Vail Wedding Deck

February 6, 2016 | jackie

Living in Colorado, Emily and Peter are constantly surrounded by natural beauty, so an outdoor ceremony felt like a given. With its vast mountain views, Vail Wedding Deck in Colorado was the perfect location to say “I do.” After the ceremony, the couple joined family and friends at Donovan Pavilion for a memorable reception. Calluna Events designed a gorgeous setting full of elegant tableware and rustic touches. Photographer Jennifer Ballard captured the special day perfectly! The Couple: Emily and Peter The Wedding: Vail […]

Italian Inspired New Zealand Wedding at Sileni Estates

January 31, 2016 | jackie

After a proposal in Capri, Italy, James and Ella wanted to somehow incorporate Italian culture into their New Zealand wedding. They landed on “a long Italian lunch in a beautiful New Zealand vineyard setting.” Consistent with their theme, they chose warm-green, white, and taupe for their color palette, which perfectly accentuated the natural setting of Sileni Estates. Chasewild beautifully captured the couple enjoying their special day! The Couple: James and Ella The Wedding: Sileni Estates, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand From the […]

Glamorous Countryside Wedding in Verona

January 31, 2016 | jackie

Lisa and Charlie always wanted their wedding to have amazing food that people would remember, and that is exactly what happened. They chose Casa Degli Spiriti in Verona, Italy primarily because it is a Michelin star restaurant. By adding in some light florals, a gorgeous wedding arch, and gold décor, Distinctive Italy Weddings perfectly brought the couple’s vision to life: a simple, elegant wedding with delicious food. Talented photographer Alessandro Ghedina captured the breathtaking moments at this wedding in Verona. The Couple: Lisa and Charlie The […]