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A Halloween Wedding by Meaghan Elliott Photography

By Keri

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and a beautiful Easter if you celebrated! Today we have a gorgeous autumn wedding, beautifully captured by Meaghan Elliott Photography. The couple loves Halloween and actually met in costume, so it was only natural to have a Halloween inspired wedding. The bride did a fantastic job styling this festive affair. Enjoy!

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From the photographer…

*They had a “Halloween” wedding that touches of Halloween, but in a very classy way. Their venue was super unique, not a place that generally holds weddings. It was a very cool old barn…. Really amazing people. Awesome wedding.

The couples story:

They met at Della Rose’s Bar & Restaurant in White Marsh, MD on October 30th, 2008 while attending the bar’s annual Halloween Party. She came as “Juno” and he came as “Brian Fantana” from the movie Anchorman. Both impressed by each other’s costumes, they drank, danced, and eventually exchanged numbers so they could meet up the next night in Fells Point (again dressed in Halloween costumes!) A week later, they met at Della Rose’s again for their first real date–dressed as themselves this time!–and they have been together ever since.In August 2011, they got engaged and could not be more excited to wear their bride and groom “costumes” this past October.

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vendors: photographer: Meaghan Elliot Photography // caterer: Bear Brothers Catering // florals: CZ Uniques // stationery: Jessica Strayer Designs // venue: The Great Hall at Millstad Estate

A Rustic Autumn Wedding by Reese Moore Weddings

By Keri

Good morning! Our next real wedding comes to us from Reese Moore Weddings.This gorgeous wedding makes me yearn for fall foliage and autumn temps! If you have visited our etsy shop, you know Krista and I love all things rustic so this wedding was a joy to put together! And of course, I love anything with a sparkler exit! Enjoy!

From the photographer…

When sweet couple Beth and Matt told me their wedding would be on a tree farm, I knew they were in for a really special day! The adorable, laid-back bride and groom said I do on the lawn at The Arbors, offering their guests sweeping views of the lake and an enormous field of purple flowers. Beth and Matt laughed throughout their ceremony, and Matt even escorted the minister up the aisle! After saying “I do”, the couple retired down their aisle (lined with brilliant orange petals and pails of orange and green bouquets) and took photos on the dock, which was surrounded by rafts floating with luminaries. Love was certainly in the details with these two, as their guests enjoyed lounging on the candle-lit patio, chatting by one of the two fire pits, and wedding favors of wildflower seeds sown into heart-shaped paper for guests to plant. After a long, lovely night of dancing, everyone wished Beth and Matt adieu with a sparkler departure!

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vendors: photographer: Reese Moore Weddings // hair: Renova Salon & Spa // caterer: Visions Catering // florals: Deb Smith // musi: Virtual Sounds DJ // transportation: On the Wagon Transportation // venue: The Arbors Events

 

An Enchanting Carriage House Wedding by Riverland Studios

By Keri

I am absolutely thrilled to kick off the week with this enchanting autumn wedding by Riverland Studios. This wedding is so beautiful it is no wonder it has already been featured on Something Turquoise, The Wedding Row, and Paper Moon Weddings! This one was too beautiful too pass up and we just had to share it with you. This is the part where I would go on to describe the wedding to you, but the bride does it so eloquently I will let her describe it herself! Enjoy!

From the bride, Brooke

“The colors I have chosen will blend into the beautiful surrounding at the venue. We chose fall because it is our favorite season; I am using colors like chocolate and toast and ivory with pops of color in rich marigold and spice. I envision the inside of the carriage house to be warm and inviting with candles, greenery, white, yellow, and orange flowers and Spanish moss. Guests will be stuffed after a dinner of comforting southern fall fare. Outside The fire will be glowing with s’mores and beer and cheer! The lanterns in the trees and the twinkle lights on the deck will evoke warm conversation and laughter. Then…we dance!”

From the photographer…

Congratulations to newlyweds Brooke and Stephen! Priscilla took these amazing pictures at the Carriage House at Magnolia Gardens. Brooke and Stephen met in Winchester, Virginia, but because of their love for the outdoors and the beach, they moved to Charleston to start a new life. Now, Brooke is in graduate school at the College of Charleston and Stephen is an oyster biologist! Brooke decided on an “organic elegance” theme, and with help from Blue Planet Green Events, it turned out to be an enchanting fall night.

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vendors: photographer: Riverland Studios // ceremony & reception: The Carriage House at Magnolia Gardens //  Wedding Coordinator/Florist: Blue Planet Green Events // Save the Dates: Minted // Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas //  Musician/DJ: Crescendo Entertainment // Cake: Sugar Bake Shop // Caterer: Lowcountry Eats //  Wedding Gown/Bridesmaids Dresses: Jingles // Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Joseph A. Bank //  Hair: Strawberry Blonde

 

A Whimsically Romantic New York Wedding by Jessica Svoboda Photography

By Krista

I am so totally enamored with the gorgeous New York wedding sent to us by Jessica Svoboda Photography. From the whimsical ceremony arch to the colors of the bridesmaids dresses, this wedding is just so sweet, romantic, fun and perfect. We love being able to share amazing weddings with you, and we hope this one is just as inspiration for you as it is for us!

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A Connecticut Wedding Pig Roast by Orchard Cove Photography

By Keri

Brrrr! I hope you are someplace warmer than New Jersey this week! Temps here in the northeast have dipped into single digits, leaving us here, shivering, and daydreaming about beautiful weddings like our next submission! This wedding is so fun and unique that it’s no wonder it was originally featured on Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book blog back in April. Thank you Orchard Cove Photography, for also sharing this beauty of a wedding with us! Enjoy and stay warm : )

From the bride…

We chose Ox Ridge Hunt Club simply because it is a magical place. I grew up horse back riding and have been a member of Ox Ridge Hunt Club for a number of years. The 20 acre field there is an incredible open space – amazing in that it even still exists in this very residential area. Formerly, it had been a farm, and for the last 100 years it has been the home of the Ox Ridge Hunt Club. We wanted something that was both upscale yet fitting for the setting in an open field – somewhat informal, but attention to every detail from the incredible Sperry tent to the décor to the food to the beverages to Tuey Connell and his band. We wrote our own vows, yet bucked tradition in many ways as well, skipping the church and getting married in the middle of the field by a family friend. We didn’t want the formality of “assigned seating” or a traditional cake to cut. Or a formal sit down meal or “father/daughter dance”. We went with the idea that we were bringing together the people we love in an incredible venue, with delicious food (including two local heritage pigs that were roasted on open fires all night the night before in the field), awesome cocktails and music to get everyone up and dancing! We wanted to make it an afternoon/evening that we could all share – no rules, no formalities. Everyone got a handmade wooden piggy cutting board to take home to remember the night!

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Vendors: photographer: Orchard Cove Photography // hair: Lanphier Day Spa // florals: Flowers & Flowers // dress: J. Crew // cake: Dough Girl Baking Company // band: Tuey & the Corduroy // rentals: Sperry Tents // venue: Ox Rdige Hunt Club