Vibrant Blue Wedding on Martha’s Vineyard

Although today’s wedding took place in Cape Cod, it isn’t a typical “beach” wedding. Captured by Siri Jones Photography, Ashley and Eric were married on a lovely October day in front of a pond surrounded by gardens on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. This laid back event featured vibrant pops of color and unique floral arrangements. I especially love Ashley’s gorgeous hairstyle, accented with delicate fresh flowers.

A few words from the bride:

We met at a wedding in April 2012. My inspiration for the wedding was a classic but bohemian wedding. I wanted the natural elements to really be the centerpiece. We got married in front of a pond surrounded by trees and gardens, and we could hear the ocean in the background. The chuppah, the cake, and the escort cards holder were decorated with flowers, birch bark, and twigs, plus my maid of honor, flower girl, and I wore flowers in our hair. For the flowers, we used really vibrant cold colors and unique flowers that you don’t see very often.

The best part of our wedding day was spending an hour or so together, just the two of us, before walking down the aisle. We took pictures the old cemetery, near the harbor, and in front of a farm. It was very special to have those peaceful moments together right before walking down the aisle.

Photographer: Siri Jones Photography // Videographer: Martha’s Vineyard Productions // Ceremony + Reception Venue, Catering: Winnetu Oceanside Resort // Bridal Gown Designer: Suzanne Neville // Bridal Gown Store: Wedding Atelier NYC // Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Bridal Veil/Headpiece: Wedding Atelier NYC// Jewelry Designer: Borrowed from Bridesmaid // Bridesmaids’ Dress Designer: Amsale // Cake Designer: Cakes By Liz // Floral Designer: Donaromas // Band: Sultans of Swing // Officiant: Rabbi H. Hirsch Cohen // All images by Siri Jones Photography

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Lovely Summer Garden Wedding in Tennessee

I adore the casual, yet elegant atmosphere of today’s feature wedding! Captured by Jen Yuson Photography, Stephanie and Brannon were married on a gorgeous June day in outdoor ceremony in Knoxville, Tennessee. The couple’s wedding had a lovely, soft vintage vibe mixed with simple details that I love. Be sure to read more about how Stephanie and Brannon met and their inspiration below!

A few words from the bride:

We met our freshman year at the University of Tennessee. It took 4 years of being friends before we realized we could maximize the potential for awesomeness if we got together.

We really wanted our wedding to be laid back but elegant at the same time. We moved to the upper most portion of upstate NY and back to Knoxville during our engagement so we took a bit of a minimalist approach to the planning. We booked all of our vendors within 2 months of the wedding. We didn’t have a lot of traditional items like programs, save the dates, or even a formal color scheme, but we tried to make up for that in very personal choices for the rest of our details throughout our day. We had a lot of help from our friends and family–my maid of honor’s now fiance set the mood with some amazing DJing, my sister-in-law and her life saving mom and sister arranged all of our sweet bouquets for the ceremony, my bridesmaids and I hand painted stemless wine glasses for our wedding favors, another friend offered to video the big day, and all of my bridesmaids are more skilled than me in the art of makeup so I let them take over that arena.

We chose our wedding date to be on the eve of what would have been my dad’s 60th birthday. He passed away when I was in high school so it was important for me to feel connected to him without him being physically present. He was a twin and I loved the idea of having the wedding on his birthday so we would be able to celebrate that milestone with his twin sister and the rest of his side of the fam. (They all live in California, so they made quite the trek so we could all be together!) We wrapped up the night by sending birthday sky lanterns up to him after midnight, and continued the family celebration the next day on the lake before Brannon and I took off for Mexico. It was perfect.

Photographer: Jen Yuson Photography // Videographer: DuWayne Sterling & Lee Ellis // Ceremony Venue: Ijams Nature Center // Reception Venue: World’s Fair Park Amphitheater// Catering: Seasons // Rentals: All Occasion Party Rental // Bridal Gown Designer: Thread // Bridal Gown Store: Shopbop // Bridal Veil/Headpiece: Purchased at White Lace & Promises // Bridesmaids’ Dress Store: Zara // Groom’s Attire: J. Crew // Groom’s Shoes: Jos. A Bank // Cake Designer: Daisy Cakes // Floral Designer: Buttercups // Hair Stylist: Students at Aveda Institute Knoxville // Bouquets: Terrarium Designs by Shirley // Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas // DJ: Zachary Dane Waldrop, friend //  Officiant: Cliff Amos // All images by Jen Yuson Photography // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Gorgeous Foil Pressed Invitations From Minted [Sponsored]

I have exciting news… Minted just launched a new line of gorgeous foil-stamped wedding invitation suites! These unique designs are hand-pressed with foil, leaving an elegant silver or gold leaf finish. The resulting effect is a luxe invitation that sets the stage for your chic event. There are over 50 foil-pressed invitation suites created by independent designers from around the world. Also, Minted now offers free recipient addressing on all wedding stationery orders! To make the news even more exciting, you can receive 15% off all Minted wedding stationery with code MODERN15 (now through March 31st). This new foil pressed line is filled with so lovely designs to choose from, but below are a few of my favorites:

Featured Invitiations From Top to Bottom:
#1: Rose Garden Foil-Pressed Wedding Invitations
#2: Arrow Frame Foil-Pressed Wedding Invitations
#3: Love Connection Foil-Pressed Wedding Invitations
#4: Modern Botanicals Foil-Pressed Wedding Invitations
#5: Wanderlust Wreath Foil-Pressed Wedding Invitations
#6: Cascade Foil-Pressed Wedding Invitations
#7: Arrow Head Wedding Foil-Pressed Wedding Invitations
#8: Gold Notes Foil-Pressed Wedding Invitations

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