29

Sep


Another stunning post from Style Me Pretty. This time, they’re in Chicago – our neighbor up north. What an elegant wedding, captured by photographers Jeffrey and Julia Woods and designed/coordinated by the very talented Renny Pedersen of Bliss Weddings & Events. If you want to see more of this sleek, sophisticated affair, simply click here.


28

Sep


This could be one of the most simple yet elegant weddings I’ve ever seen! Plus, having Nashville (one of my favorite cities – it’s where Matt popped the question), as a back drop helps! Sara True of True Event, dreamt, designed and created this polished wedding affair. For more information on Sara and her work, visit this post on Style Me Pretty.


25

Sep


So, I never thought I would say this, but after looking at these gorgeous photos (featured on Style Me Pretty) I’m can’t wait for winter! What a stunning Michigan wedding…I think we could easily turn this into an Indiana wedding though 😉

Photos by West Park Photography


24

Sep


Credits

Escort Cards by: Demby + Solomon Fine Printed Goods
Photo by: Ned Jackson Photography, Danvers, MA
Centerpieces by: Westbank Flower Market, Austin
Photo by: Jennifer Lindberg Weddings, Austin
Cake by: Occasions Wedding Cakes, New Iberia
Photo by: Jake Holt Photography, Austin
Escort Cards by: Kristy Sarge, Sargegrl Designs, Etsy.com
Photo by: Laura Novak Photography, Wilmington, DE
Bridesmaid Bouquets by:Spectacles, Columbus
Bridal Bouquet by: Lily & Co., Jackson, WY
Photo by: BKM Photography and Design, San Diego
Favors by: Munson’s Chocolates, West Hartford, CT
Photo by: Michael Gallitelli/Metroland Photo, Loudonville
Invitations by: Darci, With This Ring Weddings, Chicago, IL
Photo by: Jamie and Chris Waters, { j a c } Photographers, Pasadena, CA
Photo by: Cayton Photography, Colorado Springs


23

Sep


Credits

Programs by: Paper-Girl
Photo by: Photography by Mary Ellen Bartley
Photo by: Harry Taylor Photography, Wilmington
Centerpieces by: Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do
Photo by: Nicole Ladonne Photography, Ann Arbor
Decorations by: Oh So Fabulous LLC., Maywood, NJ
Photo by: Danny Weiss Photography, New York, NY
Photo by: Carpenter Photography & Design, Noblesville, IN
Photo by: Erik Ekroth, New York
Cake by: Emily Uperti-Patti, Patti Cakes, Inc., Moyock, NC
Favors by: Sunset Hill Stoneware, Dale
Photo by: Lindsay Van Roy Photography, Appleton
Centerpieces by: Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do
Programs by: DesignsByCindy, Houston


20

Sep


Another beautiful wedding featured on Style Me Pretty. Check out this beautiful Pennsylvania wedding photographed by Scobey Photography.

Pennsylvania Wedding

Photography: Scobey Photography / Ceremony Location: Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church / Reception Location: Sarah’s Parent’s Home, Pennsylvania / Tent and Rentals: Events Central / Catering: Blue Moon Cafe in York, PA / Music: Sun Domingo / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Shoes: Badgley Mischka


17

Sep


Credits

Photo by: Studio222 Photography, Orlando
Centerpieces by:  Katie Elfers Inspired Floral Design, Fort Wright, KY
Photo by: TM Photography, Cincinnati, OH
Photo by: Michelle Walker Photography, Oakland
Guest Book by:  Paper Thick Ink, St Paul, MN
Photo by: Ling Photography, St. Paul, MN
Bridal Bouquet by:  Safeway, Truckee, CA
Photo by: Clifford Brunk, Brunk Photography, San Francisco, CA
Cupcakes by:  Kristin Eastman, The Enchanted Bake Shoppe, Haverhill, MA
Photo by: Matt and Liz Hinkley, Hinkley Photo, Epsom, NH
Photo by: Tyler and Olivia Schmitt/Schmitt Photography, Austin
Cake by:  Shannon for Bovine Bakery, Point Reyes Station
Favors by: CheapTotes.com
Photo by: Amanda Herzberger, Orchard Cove Photography
Cake by:  Paris Dessert and Catering Inc., Hamilton
Bridal Bouquet by: Fleur de Lis Florist, Baltimore
Photo by: Robin Buckley Photography, Key Largo


16

Sep


Credits

Favors by: CheapTotes.com
Photo by: Amanda Herzberger, Orchard Cove Photography
Invitations by: EmmaRose Papery, San Francisco, CA
Photo by: Adeline & Grace Photography, Napa, CA
Flowers by: Bella Flora, Dallas, TX
Photo by: Thisbe Grace Photography, Dallas, TX
Photo by: Aruna B. Photography, Ann Arbor, MI
Escort Cards by: Paper: Paper-Source.com; fabric: ReproDepot.com; letterpress by John Devylder
Photo by: Pen Carlson, Chicago
Bridesmaid Bouquets by: Adornments Flowers, San Luis Obispo, CA
Photo by: Cameron Ingalls, San Luis Obispo, CA
Cupcakes by: Sweet Cakes, Kirkland, WA
Photo by: Angie Burke & Ashley DeLatour, One Thousandwords Photography, Seattle, WA
Photo by: Jenny Stafford/Red Loft Studios, Long Beach
Bridal Bouquet by: Steven Cox Flowers, Columbus, OH
Centerpieces by: Casey Sparks, MartinRoberts Design, Kauai, HI
Photo by: Heather Saunders, Royal Oak, MI, HeatherSaundersPhotography.com


15

Sep


As some of you may be noticing, custom M&Ms have become a huge wedding favor trend. In fact, that’s what we gave our guests. So, speaking from experience, it’s a great tasty treat.

…With that said, we nearly had a catastrophe involving our M&Ms. So, after all this time – it hit me, I need to share this story with all of you in hopes that you won’t make the same mistake that I did….

I, being the plan-ahead type-of-girl that I am, ordered our custom M&Ms well in advance of the “big day.” The only problem with that is that shortly after I ordered them, our air conditioner went out. My dilemma, where do I put 10 pounds of chocolate so that it wont melt? So, I went out and bought several large plastic containers and emptied the M&Ms into them, then put them in our refrigerator.

Here’s where things took a turn for the worst. When I took them out of the refrigerator, I noticed that each individual M&M was covered in condensation. Had I paid a little more attention in science class, I would have realized this would occur… As soon as I went to wipe the condensation off of a couple pieces, our personalized note (Matt & Jackie/October 13, 2007) wiped right off! My heart sank! What was I going to do with all of these M&Ms?

So, I put on my plastic gloves (because no one wants to eat candy that you’ve rolled around in your hands), and put down several towels. One by one, I laid out each M&M with love and care. Letting each one air dry without being touched. Because had I let them air dry in the bins, they would have stuck to each other. We probably lost about 2 pounds of M&Ms in the process, but in the end, we had enough. Thank goodness I ordered extras!!!

Once dry, I wrapped a majority of them up as favors and threw the rest in a few large bowls. Of course, no one knew the difference, but I did… Which is why I’m sharing this story with you.

Lessons to be learned:
1. Do not put your M&Ms in the refrigerator.
2. Pay attention in Science class!

Our Custom M&Ms

Photo by Brand Photodesign


12

Sep


Here are some exceptionally awesome ideas to help you add a little personal touch to your wedding.


Wedding Photos

To personalize the loft space, the bride and groom hung photos of their guests’ wedding days. They even paid homage to engaged guests! Photo By: Julia Newman and Ryan Jensen

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Each reception table was uniquely decorated with different items from the venue such as a set of billiard balls, a globe, or funky sculptures. Round table number cards were incorporated into each display. Photo By: Pen Carlson, Chicago

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The bride and groom’s vintage theme was in full effect at their reception. Some of the bride’s favorite decor elements were the unique, life-size posters of the couple’s parents’ and grandparents’ wedding photos which she created to cover the windows while allowing a warm wash of light to enter the room. “We were both very close to our grandparents and we thought this was a good way to sort of have them there as part of our day,” the bride explained. Photo By: Smith & Hopper Photography, Wichita, KS

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For a rustic look, the wood veneer escort cards were tied to old ladders. Photo By: Jen Kroll Photography, Grand Rapids

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Unique finds, including this baby bathtub used as a drink cooler, personalized the venue. Photo By: Jules Bianchi Photography, Los Angeles and San Francisco

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Inscribed in a vibrant font, the menu cards became part of the décor. Photo By: Pen Carlson Photography, Chicago

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To add a personalized twist to the space, the bride and groom’s wedding coordinators had the couple’s initials and the skyline of their home city, Chicago, drawn in chalk, creating a showstopping backdrop. Photo By: Mindy Myers, Des Moines, IA

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In lieu of traditional table numbers, the couple designated each table with an origami animal or object, an easy way to emphasize their Asian theme. This red paper crane marked the head table. Photo By: Erin Beach Photography, San Francisco, CA

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The bold font and delicate floral graphic that appeared on the other wedding stationery also decorated the menu cards. They detailed the options, including tasty fish and fried chicken tacos and signature margaritas from their restaurant caterer, Taqueria Del Sol. That eatery was the site of their first official date. Photo By: Tracy Adams Photography, Atlanta, GA

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Guests got lucky – or hoped to – thanks to escort cards wrapped around scratch off lottery ticket. Photo By: Red Ribbon Studio, Minneapolis

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The bride and groom put their design skills to work creating the green and white sign that was set up at the entrance to the farm, directing guests to the reception area. Photo By: Almasy Photo, Atlanta

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The very creative bride strung photos, which doubled as escort cards, on fishing line and hung them with mirror garlands for all their guests to see as they walked into the reception area. Photo By: Jose Villa Photography, Solvang

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The brides calligrapher worked on many of the wedding details, including the wine charm place cards, envelopes, and the cootie catchers. Photo By: Kristin Cioffi Duarte/KristinStudio, Providence

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For an added touch, the couple set up an area with several straw bales and handmade pumpkin lanterns they made themselves. Photo By: Turner Creative Photography, Marshfield, MO

~All images from theKnot.com.