Happy Friday! Do you have any fun weekend plans? My hubs & I are attending a 10th wedding anniversary party which just sounds like so much fun. Before I get my party on, here is a sneak peek at next Wedding Wednesday:
Oh, you guys. I can barely contain my excitement over this incredible elopement! I don't want to give too much away so I'm going to let this single image do all the talking. Trust me when I say you must come back next Wedding Wednesday to enjoy this indie elopement!!
Have a fabulous weekend!
Photography: / Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Happy Wedding Wednesday!
Today, prepare to step back in time for an unique, offbeat elopement that completely captured my heart. Here to take us on the journey back in time is Paul Retherford Wedding Photography:
The ever adorable Sally & Jim are big fans of the movie, Somewhere in Time, a romantic time travel fantasy starring Christopher Reeve & Jane Seymour. So much so that when the California couple decided to elope, they chose to elope at the 30th Anniversary of Somewhere in Time at the
Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, where it was filmed.
Inspired by the film's unforgettable time travel story, Sally & Jim traveled back in time for their elopement. The Bride donned an elaborate blush ball gown, accented with ivory satin gloves and a lace parasol. Not to be outdone by his Bride, the Groom wore a top hat & white gloves, accented with an old-fashioned pocket watch. It looked like they were time travelers! The Bride & Groom invited six fellow movie buffs they'd just met to be their witnesses. In front of those witnesses & countless onlookers, the Bride & Groom got married in a simple, sweet ceremony on the front porch of the Grand Hotel. After becoming husband & wife, they toured several important Somewhere in Time movie locations, including the Somewhere in Time gazebo. Their wedding was complete with a romantic horse & carriage ride on Mackinac Island where cars are prohibited. It's like a fairy tale come true!
Congratulations, Sally & Jim!
Photography: Paul Retherford Wedding Photography / Submitted via Two Bright Lights / Elopement Venue: Grand Hotel / Floral Designer: Margaret's Garden / Transportation: Gough Carriages
My wedding program was four pages, including order of ceremony, description of Filipino traditions, who's who of wedding party and thank you notes. Yes, it was pretty much a short novel! As a past very detailed Bride, I couldn't help but laugh when I spotted this extremely short & clever wedding program pinned by A Practical Wedding. It's appropriately titled "Why complicate things?"
Yes, indeed. Why?
Photo Credit: via The Meta Picture
Happy Friday! Whatever you do this weekend, don't forget to call your Mom!! Before we meet again next week, here is a sneak peek at next Wedding Wednesday:
Every once in awhile I see a wedding that is like absolutely no other wedding I have ever seen before. It's rare but it happened again with this charming elopement. We've got a handsome Groom sporting a top hat, white gloves & old-fashioned pocket watch. Also, we have a beautiful Bride wearing a blush ballgown & carrying a lace parasol. It's so unique that you won't want to miss a single detail- join me next Wedding Wednesday!
To all the Moms, expectant Moms & hopeful Moms, Happy Mother's Day!
Photography: Paul Retherford Wedding Photography / Submitted via Two Bright Lights
When I walked into the public viewing of the Spring Gala, The New York Flower Shower Dinner Dance at The Altman Building, I immediately spotted my very favorite tablescape. I did admire each & every tablescape before I made my final declaration of love. You know, just to be fair to the other beautiful tablescapes! But this green beauty had my heart from the very start. Take a look & you'll see why:
Fresh green. Irish Wedding Bells. Burlap mixed with doilies. Layered place settings. Unique chairs.I just love everything about this fabulous tablescape!
Photography: Koru Kate / Floral Designer: Mixed Greens Event Design
Happy Wedding Wednesday!
One of my very first jobs as a wedding planning assistant was a wedding in Vermont &, ever since, Vermont weddings have had a spot in my heart. As you admire this Vermont wedding, I think you will see why they are so special. There is just something unique & serene about a love story played out among lake shores & mountain views mixed with wrap-around porches & country hospitality. Lucas DeSousa Photography shows us the beauty:
Erica & Mike got married on August 19, 2012 at the historic Grand Isle Lake House in South Hero, Vermont. At the spectacular lakeshore setting of the Grand Isle Lake House, there are grand views of the Green Mountains & Lake Champlain. It only gets more beautiful with darling pink & white touches added for this gorgeous wedding.
The outdoor ceremony took place under the bright blue skies. The beautiful Bride walked down a pink rose petal aisle to marry her handsome Groom at the pink & white floral altar. After becoming husband & wife, the beaming newlyweds took time to themselves on the Lake Champlain shoreline.
Guests sipped cocktails & enjoyed dinner on the grand wrap-around porch with its quintessential Vermont views. Festive pink & white paper lanterns hung from the porch ceiling, while mercury votives glowed next to pink & white flowers on each table to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Later, guests moved to the tent for dancing & celebrating. What a perfectly lovely wedding!
My Favorite Moment: The Bride & Groom stealing a kiss on the shore of Lake Champlain.
My Favorite Detail: I'm seem to be on a paper lantern kick lately- I adore the glowing pink & white paper lanterns on the porch!
Congratulations, Erica & Mike!
Photography: Lucas DeSousa Photography / Submitted via Two Bright Lights / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Grand Isle Lake House