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Loft San Diego Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

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Bethany Carlson

Make sure you’ve got a few minutes to spare, because I don’t think I’ve ever had such a difficult time narrowing down images for a feature as I did for this killer wedding from Bethany Carlson. Cody and Molly married at San Diego’s Luce Loft, a venue which is quickly gaining popularity and stealing my heart completely.

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Wedding Location: San Diego, CA / Photographer: Bethany Carlson / Coordinator: Mary Carr / Wedding Flowers: Plenty of Petals / Ceremony Venue: Christ United Presbyterian Church / Reception Venue: Luce Loft / Wedding Dress: Isis Bridal Boutique / Groom’s Suit: Neiman Marcus / Wedding Caterer: Sifnos Greek Catering / Mini Pies: Groom’s mother / DJ: Chad Loftis / Officiant: Bride’s father

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Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

We are a specialty bridal boutique in Glendale, Arizona, where we strive to provide our brides with a genuine and unique, one-on-one experience.

In a relaxed and intimate setting, you will be surrounded by a full collection of high quality wedding dresses and a knowledgable staff of stylists to help bring your bridal fashion dreams to a reality.

From modern styles to timeless classics, our gowns are handpicked with our brides’ desires at the heart of it all. We understand shopping for a wedding dress is such a memorable occasion and we will make sure our brides not only enjoy themselves, but also walk away with the perfect dress and memories to last a life-time.

Located at 19420 N. 59th Ave. C-121, Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: 623.825.4496

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Hawaiian Island Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Pat Furey

Any wedding captured by Pat Furey is going to be something pretty special, but when that wedding is in Hawaii? I die. Zeny and Sean kept their big day simple yet playful, colorful, and full of fun details like lion dancers, flower crowns, and marquee letters.

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From the bride, Zeny: The style and feel I decided on was simple, playful, colorful, young and clean. Sean and I had a modest budget to work with so simple and clean felt practical and matched our laid back personalities. We wanted the day to be fun and joyous, to be about family and friends and the beauty of our Hawaiian surroundings.

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My wedding was colorful, fun and clean. I choose to make white my base color because it would contrast with the lush green backdrop of our venue Sunset Ranch and match my vision for a clean and simple wedding. I accented the white with fun, playful colors like silver and shades of pink and yellow. All the decorations and flowers at my wedding was arranged or made by myself, friends and family. I went into my wedding expecting a lot of DIY-ing because I wanted the decorations to feel personal and to save money. Since Sean and I met at a carnival, my talented brother Zack made these 4-foot wooden, light-up carnival-inspired “Z” and “S” letters that we used during our ceremony. My mom and aunt arranged all the flowers, from my floral crown to the bouquets and the table arrangements. My close high school friend baked my two-tier ombre pink wedding cake. My grandma made my veil. The day of and the days leading up to my wedding was an effort of love by my husband and I, our families and our friends. The day felt magical because everything came together beautifully and I couldn’t be more grateful to be surrounded by so much love.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? In some ways, Sean and my lack of knowledge about weddings was a blessing because we truly created a wedding based on our personalities and what we felt was important. We did not do things like a grooms cake, champagne toast or day of gifts to each other because 1) we didn’t know those things existed until later, and 2) it didn’t fit within our budget. However, we did want to include our family in the celebration and had a lei ceremony for our parents and grandparents, my cousin played the piano for our procession and my younger brother performed a traditional Chinese lion dance. Wedding planning can be overwhelming when you are doing it yourself and I think the best advice for couples planning now is to have a clear vision of your priorities and what’s the thing you want to enjoy most at your wedding. Once you’ve figured out what’s important it makes it easy to say “no” to things that aren’t at the top of the list. For Sean and me, the most important thing was the company of each other and our friends and family and we chose a venue and activities to keep the pace of the day manageable for socializing and an open bar to keep the energy high.

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Falling Slowly,” Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova; instrumental played on the piano by Zeny’s cousin Stanley Huang
Recessional: “Something Good Can Work,” Two Door Cinema Club
First Dance: “The Idea of Growing Old,” The Features

Wedding Location: Haleiwa, HI / Photographer: Pat Furey / Event Design: Bride / Florist: Bride’s Mother and Aunt / Wedding Venue: Sunset Ranch / Wedding Dress: White by Vera Wang via David’s Bridal / Wedding Veil: Handmade by Bride’s Mother / Wedding Shoes: Zara / Floral Crown: Bride’s Aunt / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Various retailers that include Nordstrom, Top Shop, Shop Bop / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / Wedding Caterer: Chef Elmer Guzman’s Island Cuisine / Wedding Cake: Jennifer Louie / DJ: ND Mixx / Lion Dance: Gee Yung / Rentals: Pacific Party Rentals / Marquee Letters: LTTR by Zack / Transportation: Royal Star

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Casey Brodley, Photographer

I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. My background and training is steeped in photo journalism, so that’s how I approach a wedding. My goal is to document the day, not stage it. I let moments unfold naturally, with minimal prom posing and minimal “say cheese” interference.

As a photo journalist, I come prepared for anything. Every wedding is different. I have witnessed full-grown men weep more times than I can count. I have seen smiles so wide that I’m concerned someone may burst a blood vessel. I have climbed mountains with all my gear. And this one time a sprinkler system was triggered during a ceremony.

As a wedding photographer, I walk into every job with the guarantee that I will witness pure joy. But more importantly, I walk into every job with the probability that my day will end with cake. I like to keep my cake-to-work ratio balanced. For health reasons.

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Victoria KyriaKides Fall 2017 Bridal Collection

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We’re continuing our coverage of the incredible gowns for Fall 2017 with the newest collection from Victoria KyriaKides, a Haute Couture bridal collection inspired by KyriaKides’ own travels and life experiences. The pieces feature varying French and Italian tulle, a full range of neckline options, and some long sleeve stunners perfect for any fall or winter bride.

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Concertina Press

Sailboats, waves, octopus and jellyfish are just a few of the amazing seaworthy designs featured in Concertina Press’s line of vintage inspired nautical wedding invitations and stationery.

“Ruth is an exceptional artist and artisan! She was very prompt to stay in communication with me throughout my ordering process. She worked with me to make sure that all my needs were met exactly. It was so comforting to work with her through the stressful process of ordering the perfect wedding invitations! I absolutely LOVE the way her products turned out, and cannot wait to send them to all my guests! Thank you SO MUCH Ruth, your kindness and professionalism have helped me more than you know!” ” – Emily D.

After living in the small town of Woods Hole on Cape Cod for nearly 11 years, Ruth, the owner and designer of Concertina Press, moved down to the sunny East coast of Florida to be closer to family. Her Cape Cod map save the date is still widely popular with couples getting married on the Cape, along with the matching wedding invitation. Since moving south she’s added more tropical designs including seahorses, sand dollars and waves.

Ruth takes pride in customer service, and making the online ordering process as easy as possible while still remaining personalized. You can purchase samples of any of her invitations online, or contact her directly with any questions or for a quote.

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