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Simple Wedding by the Sea in Rhode Island

Hooray for a very belated new post! Sometimes life just gets too hectic. Anyway, on to the beautiful wedding…

Captured by Jamie Ivins Photography, Meg and Dan were married on a lovely October day in a church ceremony in Bristol, Rhode Island. Their seaside wedding was filled with simple, thoughtful details and subtle nautical elements. A classic navy color palette tied together all the details. I especially love all the getting ready images; they really set the stage for this understated, elegant event!

A few words from the bride:

Dan and I met as “just-barely teenagers” and formed an instant friendship. By the time we entered high school, we had become each others’ lab-partner, confidant, and best friend. This friendship kept either of us from asking for more out of the relationship, since neither wanted to ruin what we had built. However, by the time we entered junior year, we decided to take the leap into the dating realm- and it was so worth it! Fast forward through the rest of high school and college, and we were getting married on our ten year anniversary!

We were striving for “classic elegance” throughout the wedding design. We didn’t want anything too elaborate, we just wanted timeless. Our colors were champagne and ivory, which we tried to incorporate from the twinkle lights, to the table cloths, to the candle lit centerpieces.

However, the thing we cared about the most was that we made the wedding about us and our families. We added little touches throughout the ceremony and reception to signify who we are and to thank our family. They helped make our wedding spectacular and we are so grateful for their support over the past ten years!

In addition to our friends and family, our team of vendors made our wedding day perfect! Everyone that we worked with was amazing and the relationships went so far past those contractual in nature. Every bride and groom wants beautiful, timeless photographs to remember their “big day” and we definitely got those, but we also got so much more from our photographer, Jamie Ivins Photography, who reminded us to have fun and enjoy the entire process! Likewise, our caterer, Arolin Hughes from Russell Morin Catering, was so patient and accommodating that she made everything about the reception perfect (extending past the delicious food)! On The Rise Bakery topped off the dinner with a fantastic cake as well! Adding to that lineup was our singer/DJ, Tom Conte, from Conte Sound Productions, who brought an amazing voice to our dinner and a party-atmosphere to the dancing! Finally, to round out the fabulous team was our florist, Valley Falls Florist; tent designer, Ryan Designs; and Blithewold coordinator, Karen Bellevance who made the church and tent beautiful!


Photographer: Jamie Ivins Photography // Videographer: Conte Sound Productions // Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Parish // Reception Venue: Blithewold // Catering: Russell Morin Fine Catering // Bridal Gown Store: Vows // Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Bridal Veil/Headpiece: family heirloom // Jewelry Designer: family heirloom // Bridesmaids’ Dress Designer: Watters // Groom’s Attire: Tuxedo // Groomsmen’s Attire: Tuxedo // Cake Designer: On The Rise Baking // Tent Designer: Ryan Designs // Floral Designer: Valley Falls Flower Shop // Invitation Designer: RSVP Stationary // DJ: Conte Sound Productions // Photobooth: Shutterbooth New England // All images by Jamie Ivins Photography // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Lovely Teal Summer Wedding in Hoboken


Today, I am happy to share another crop of lovely summer images to warm you during this relentless winter! Captured by Studio A Images, Lauren and Chris were married on a gorgeous July day at a Catholic Church in Hoboken, New Jersey. Following the ceremony, the couple and their wedding party posed for portraits along the waterfront, Pier C and Court Street, capturing the essence of Hoboken. Next, they headed to Seasons for a choreographed introduction dance and a fabulous party. I absolutely adore Lauren’s bold, teal bridal shoes!

A few words from the bride on how they met and the inspiration for their wedding day:

I am a first grade teacher and Chris is a police officer in the same town as my school. I happened to be making copies one Monday morning (which I NEVER do) and a colleague of mine, Becky, who is married to a colleague of Chris’s, also a Chris, came up and starting chatting with me. I NEVER see Becky and she is on the opposite side of the building. She asked if I was single. The Friday night previous to this morning, I had been on a date where the guy feel asleep on our date, so I said to Becky, “yes, but I just want to meet a nice guy-he HAS to be nice.” She and her husband conspired to have us meet at school one day. Her husband brought Chris to school for a “routine” check (Chris didn’t know there was an ulterior motive), and he and I passed one another while I was leaving an assembly. He got my number from Becky.

It was very, very important to us that our celebration (both at the ceremony and the reception) be personal and be reflective of us as a couple and our personalities. I suppose our inspiration was a reflection upon our paths that led us to one another -our wedding song was “God Gave Me You” and I think that element guided us along our planning process. Oh, and it was REALLY important to us that the reception was FUN and lighthearted.

Photographer: Studio A Images // Ceremony Venue: Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church // Reception Venue: Seasons Catering and Special Events // Bridal Gown Designer: Pronovias (ceremony), reception was a custom dress made my Susan Aschoff // Bridal Gown Store: Helen Boehm Bridal (has since closed) // Bridal Shoes: One pair for ceremony and one for reception, were both Badgley Mischka // Bridal Veil/Headpiece: Custom made by Susan Aschoff // Jewelry Designer: Hot Jewelry Box // Bridesmaids’ Dress Designer: Bill Levkoff // Bridesmaids’ Dress Store: Bijou Bridal // Groom’s Attire: Black by Vera Wang // Groom’s Shoes: Via Spaga tuxedo shoes // Groomsmen’s Attire: Black by Vera Wang // Cake Designer: Palermo Bakery // Floral Designer: KC Creations // Makeup Artist: Melissa Debiak of Mirror Mirror Boutique // Hair Stylist: Maria and Cindy of Mania Hair Studio // Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas // DJ: Ralph of Premier Entertainment // Officiant: Rev. A. Benny Prado // All images by Studio A Images

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Modern Southern Wedding in Mississippi

Wow, talk about amazing bridal shoes! Captured by Adam + Alli Photography, Carley and Max were married on a gorgeous June day in a church ceremony in Jackson, Mississippi. The college sweethearts wanted a modern, Southern atmosphere on their wedding day. A simple color palette of black and white made kept the details of the event elegant and crisp. Carley and Max honored the college where they met with a large ice sculpture of Colonel Rebel, the Ole Miss mascot. I absolutely adore the killer blue heels that Carley wore as her ‘something blue’!

A few words from the bride:

Max is from Memphis, TN and I grew up in Madison, MS. Max and I are college sweethearts. We both attended Ole Miss. We met in 2005 at the Ole Miss v. Vanderbilt football game in Nashville, TN and were introduced by mutual friends. We have been together ever since.

I graduated in Dec. 2008 and moved to Oklahoma City for a job. He moved to Oklahoma city to be with me in May 2009 and went to work for the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA team. He is now the marketing director at First Mortgage Company. We got engaged in May of 2012 and married June 8, 2013. We were together over 7 years before we married! We both wanted a southern wedding so we decided even though we were living in OKC, we wanted to get married in Jackson. It was also more convenient for our family and friends too.

We wanted to keep it classic and simple but with a modern southern feel. We chose Fairview Inn for it’s obvious southern charm and thought it would be a perfect backdrop for our wedding. We kept it simple with a black and white color theme and a little more modern with the modern cut tuxes and the variety of bridesmaid dresses. We both love Ole Miss football, Max especially so we had and ice sculpture of Colonel Rebel, the Ole Miss mascot. It was a hit! The flowers were mostly shades of white with hints of pale pink and some greenery. We used the same linens that Kate Middleton supposedly used at her wedding reception- I believe it was called ‘pintuck’ fabric. The centerpeices were a variety of antique glass votives, flower arrangements and candles. We had chandeliers hanging from the huge oak tree outside above the bar.

I had my something blue be my shoes. I have always loved fashion and am currently pursing a career in fashion. When I saw those shoes at Neiman Marcus, I knew I had to have them! The diamond in my wedding ring came from the wedding ring that Max’s dad gave to his mom. Max had it reset into a new setting before he proposed. We honeymooned in Rome and Paris for 10 days in July!

Photographer: Adam + Alli Photography // Ceremony Venue: St. James Episcopal Church // Reception Venue + Catering: The Fairview Inn // Linens: Wendy Putt- Fresh Cut Floral & Catering // Bridal Gown Designer: Marisa Bridals // Bridal Gown Store: The Bridal Path // Bridal Shoes: Brian Atwood // Bridal Headpiece: Molly Gee Designs // Bridal Veil: Imported French chantily lace veil from The Bridal Path // Wedding ring: Family heirloom // Groom’s Ring: BC Clark Jewelers // Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Each bridesmaid chose her own black dress and peep toe pumps // Tuxedo + Mens Attire, Shoes: Vera Wang for Mens Wearhouse // Cake Designer: Cakes By Iris // Floral Designer: Wendy Putt- Fresh Cut Floral & Catering // Makeup Artist: Bride using NARS, Mac, Trish MacAvoy, and Laura Mercier make up // Hair Stylist: Allissa Reed of Studio 750 // Invitation Designer: Emily Ferguson // Wedding Planner: Kendall Poole of Kendall Poole Event Planning // Band: Meet The Press // Lighting: Davaine Lighting // Photobooth Rental: Big Bad Photo Booth // Ice Sculpture: Ice Dragon // Officiant: Rev. Shannon Manning of St. James Episcopal Church // All images by Adam + Alli Photography // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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