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Romantic Blushing Affair in Wine Country

September can go either way in terms of seasonal style. End of summer bash or a pretty fall affair? This beauty lies somewhere in the middle and it has a crazy team of talent behind all the gorgeous details. Talent like Jasmine Star, a photographer who knows beautiful imagery like the back of her hand and Jacin of Lovely Little Details , a designer who’s details are the ones we favorite time and again. See all their handiwork right here.

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From The Bride…We were looking for a romantic, outdoor location in wine country. Boot Hill at Kunde Family Estates was our dream site with huge live oak trees and 360-degree views of harvest-time vineyards. Gorgeous!! We wanted to allow the rustic beauty of the vineyards to take center stage, so all our décor was chosen to complement the views. Our colors were warm and natural (blush, coral, gold, and dark greens), and the chairs, linens, and table settings were a blend of rustic and romantic. Because the views were phenomenal, we kept the décor simple with only small succulents lining the aisle and large paper flowers on the oak behind the wedding party. We didn’t want to go with an “autumn” feel but wanted to keep the florals very indigenous and natural – think dahlias & ranunculus – and also mixed in seasonal fruit such as pomegranates, pears, apples and kumquats. Everything had a very “just picked” feel to it and nothing was too stuffy. The star of the show was the cafe au lait dahlia which made an appearance in my bouquet and some of the centerpieces. Here’s a few wedding planning tips: 1. Create a budget range and then prioritize the components of the wedding that are most important. Then realize that the actual cost can run 10 to 20 percent “over” budget, so plan accordingly! 2. Start looking at venues early to have the most choices. For example, the location venues we considered already began to fill 9-12 months prior to our desired wedding month. 3. If having an outdoor wedding, consider provisions for inclement weather. A tent to calm a windy day and/or keep guests dry on a rainy day is an example. Outdoor heaters for the cooler evening is another one.

Photography: Jasmine Star | Videography: Ocean Blue Video | Planner: Lovely Little Details | Flowers: Lovely Little Details | Cake: Crisp Bakeshop | Invitations: Julie Song Ink | Reception Venue: Kunde Vineyards | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J. Crew | Catering: The Girl & The Fig | Hair And Makeup: The Glamourist | DJ: Spintronix | Music: Uni & Her Ukelele | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Wedding Dress - "Helena": Vera Wang | Wedding Venue: Kunde Family Estate

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Romantic Outdoor Wedding Amongst the Trees

This Georgia wedding is so thoughtfully personalized, using treasured family antiques decorating the reception and small wooden boats floating on the surrounding ponds as a nod to the groom’s love for sailing. It’s moments like that, planned by Chancey Charm Weddings with florals by Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio, that make this day so special. The images by Odalys Mendez Photography certainly help too. See this gorgeous day unfold right here.

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Summer
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Garden Venue
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Elegant

From Odalys Mendez PhotographyA collector and artisan at heart, Leah knew when she started planning her dream wedding that she would be involved in every last detail. She incorporated family heirlooms and traditions into the day, bringing treasured family antiques to the gardens to make her guests feel like a part of her home. The day was a warm meeting of family and friends, surrounded by the beauty of nature, and steeped in relaxed southern comfort. Heirloom photographs of ancestors were included in the invitation suite. To honor the groom’s interest in boating, small wooden sailboats floated on ponds throughout the venue.

Photography: Odalys Mendez Photography | Planner: Chancey Charm Weddings | Wedding Gown: Pronovias | Catering: Epting Events | Ceremony And Reception: Dunaway Gardens | Custom Cornhole Game: Style My Corntoss | Custom Ribbon Wands: Craft-up Your Life | Fingerprinting Tree: Bleu De Toi | Floral: Gertie Mae's Floral Studio | Towering Blocks Game: The Pearson Shop

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Cozy Canada Winter Chateau Wedding

This cozy wedding warms my heart in a serious way – and, believe it or not – has me longing for those cold winter nights. Lynn Lee planned the charming affair complete with sleigh rides and hot chocolate favors, while Joel Bedford was there to capture every pretty detail (including the Bride’s fresh Full Bloom bouquet). Snuggle up in the gallery and just try not to crave a cup of cocoa. I dare you.

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Winter
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Elegant

From The Bride…We knew that in choosing the Chateau Montebello as our winter destination wedding we had got the big things right- a charming rustic lodge for friends and family to meet and stay under one roof, excellent seasonal food, and a sense of place for Scott’s family who have a country home in the nearby village. But of course, weddings are a series of small details so we needed to sweat those too- enter Lynn Lee, our wedding planner. Lynn effortlessly wove all the details into a formal, classic, and meaningful wedding ceremony and reception- from sleigh rides to hot chocolate wedding favours- she surpassed all of our expectations. The highlight of her work was the dining room set in the Canada Room- three long elegant candle-lit tables with dozens of candelabras seating all 95 of our guests- breathtaking. Lynn helped us achieve what we had wanted all along for guests- a warm, special moment in the midst of a long, cold, dark winter. We must say even mother nature cooperated on our wedding day, delivering a sunny +3 degrees centigrade in late February but we suspect Lynn Lee might have had something to do with that too.

Photography: Joel Bedford | Planner: Lynn Lee Fine Weddings & Events | Florist: Full Bloom | Wedding Invitations: Val Marie Paper | Make Up: One Fine Beauty | DJ: PM Event Services | Bridal Gown: Anne Barge Via The White Dress | Details Rental: Amy + Jen | Furniture Rental: Party Time Rental | Groomsmen Suits: Morris Formal Wear | Hair : Showpony Hair | Linens: MME Canada | Reception Stationery: Inky Designs | Ribbon: Artistic Ribbon | Venue: Chateau Montebello

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14 Halter Dresses That Will Make You Swoon

We love a bride who opts for a few nontraditional details on her big day. And if you’re looking for a dress that makes a statement, a halter dress may be for you. With the help of our new and improved Look Book, we pulled together 14 of the most stunning halter dresses out there. Any one is guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd, and for more dress inspiration get lost in our Look Book!

14 Swoon-Worthy Halter Dresses
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