I love the light filled getting ready shots in this sophisticated summer wedding! Captured by Beth Hamilton Photography, Beth and Nick were married on a very hot August day in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The couple’s ceremony and reception were held at the gorgeous Hilton Hotel overlooking the ocean. A color palette of bold, hot pink and navy was used throughout the attire and decor.
Wow, talk about a stunning wedding!! Captured by Christina Lilly Photography, Kristin and BJ were married on a gorgeous September day at a vast private residence in New Jersey. The couple, both writers living in L.A., had a free spirited garden party style wedding with a fresh, modern feel. This event is brimming with personal details and a lovely color palette of shades of green mixed with crisp white. I especially love the movie quotes scattered around the tables and the gorgeous moss table numbers! Be sure to read more from the bride below.
How did you and your spouse meet?
We met on the first day of high school in our first period English class. He sat in the front row. I sat in the back row. We didn’t become friends until senior year, and the first time we tried dating was in the fall after graduation. It didn’t really work out, but there was something we couldn’t let go of and so we disguised whatever it was or might be in a certain kind of friendship. Seven years later we still hadn’t figured out what we we’re to each other and finally let go. Two years after that in 2009 with 3,000 miles between us we found ourselves in a real relationship for the first time, and even though it took me by surprise at first… I guess after all it was always meant to be.
What was the inspiration for your wedding day?
Home. It meant a lot to me to let the place where we met and both grew up be a part of our wedding day. We also wanted it to be as easy for our friends and family as we could make it. It’s a small beach town in New Jersey and the chosen mode of transportation in the summer is a bike– so we put a bike rack out and it was awesome to see a bike brigade of our friends all dressed up gliding in on their beach cruisers. We got married the summer after Hurricane Sandy which made the decision to use local vendors even more important to me. Luckily our hometown is a wonderful community with a lot of hard working, talented, and generous people. Nothing about the planning or the big day felt like business, it all felt really personal and intimate even with 200 people at our wedding.
I’m always asked, “what kind of wedding did you have or what was your theme?” And my response is that it was like if Jay Gatsby had a garden party inspired by Anthropologie and Free People.
Get ready for a bright and bold wedding! Captured by Andy Rodriguez Photography, Lindsay and Scott were married on a gorgeous June day in an outdoor ceremony in Palm Springs, California. The couple chose a 50s/60s theme with a vibrant yellow and pink color palette. They also incorporated their love of music into the event with customized records, a cd of music and guitar pick keychains for each guest along with music themed table names. Since Lindsay and her bridesmaids are NFL cheerleaders, it was fitting that guests threw brightly colored mini pom-poms at the newlyweds as they walked down the aisle!
A few words from the bride:
Scott and I meet years ago at the YMCA. We would workout the same time everyday and smile at each other for MONTHS! Finally one day I got up the courage to say hello…That was the day I knew he was the one. No one had every made me feel the way he did. In fact, I called a friend of mine the very same day we met and told her “I think I just met my husband!” Eight years later we were married! Scott also surprised me a while back when the YMCA was getting redone and asked if he could buy the ab machine we met on. They of course gave it to him! He’s very romantic and thoughtful.
Our inspiration for our big day was 50s/60s retro glamour mixed with modern day glam. Palm Springs is one of our favorite places in the world and was also our first vacation together! We knew it was the perfect destination for our wedding! We choose our colors pink and yellow (two very popular 60s wedding colors) and from there we added our details. We are both huge music lovers so we definitely wanted to include that. We painted each guest a hot pink record with a center label with info about the band. It was used as a charger and also as a favor they could take home! We made a cd of songs that are meaningful throughout our relationship. Made a custom label with Led Zeppelin and a case with a stamp that read Scott and Lindsay Palm Springs 6.15.13. We also had custom keychains made out of records in the shape of a guitar pick and had a “All you need is love” on them! Other little favors we had were, custom pink and yellow beer coozies, yellow sunglasses, candy, with striped bags to put them it! Also we made 12 different gold painted records one for each table. Each had a different band/musician. Some of our favorites: Prince, Elvis, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pearl Jam, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Bob Marley, The Doors. Other accents were chevron ( my mom handmade all the chevron napkins and table runners). Daisies were also apart of our wedding. My mom and I made at the daisy ball centerpieces! Another fun detail to our wedding was the pom-poms we had our guests throw at us as we walked back down the aisle! Our photographer got some great shots of that! Special moments other then The first dances, and cutting into the cake and the toasts were our slide show that my sister and brother-in-law made for us. It was the first time we saw it and tears were flowing. It was amazing and truly was one of the highlights from the entire night! During the reception we wanted it to feel like a concert and a real party! We transitioned from dinner to dancing by toasting to my parents (who just had their 30th wedding anniversary a few days prior) with a shot for everyone who wanted on in custom shot glasses that said “Cheers to Mike and Sally 30 years!” From that point on it was a party! Everyone was dancing and having a great time! Our band was amazing! At the end of the night we kept the concert feeling going by exiting down a row of our guest with glow sticks! We! hopped in our vintage 70s red Mercedes and my dad drove us away… It was the best!
Our wedding was by far the best day of our lives. It really was perfect to us. From the location, the sunshine, making our wedding party stay with us, my brother-in-law who we chose to marry us, dancing with my daddy to Led Zep (our favorite band) kissing for the first time as a married couple, kissing my mom before leaving on our vintage Mercedes, watching everyone dance laugh and have a great time! It was truly a night to remember for everyone who was there!