This, my dears, this is a dream of a chic modern wedding. An unexpected mix of urban meets romantic combines to make the world’s loveliest industrial chic wedding. Think rich hues of luscious deep red, slate gray and crisp white coming to life in a stark, edgy industrial venue that makes the whole enchanting day appear as a work of contemporary art. Chez chic. Enter the love museum right here.
From the photographer
Drea and her husband, Bradley, went back and forth on what kind of wedding to have. He had visions of having a big wedding, while Drea wanted to keep it small and simple. Their compromise would be that while they would have a bigger wedding than she imagined, she got to hand select each vendor, and was diehard about involving local vendors and supporting mom and pop businesses. Between friends and family that helped this day come into fruition, and the carefully selected vendors that were included in this day, it was “one big labor of love”, as Drea likes to put it. This particular venue, The Icehouse, was especially unique, and not just for it’s urban feel and industrial chic edge. It was originally established in the 20’s as an actual ice house, then later used for as storage used by the police as crime evidence. In the most recent years, it has been renovated into a cultural center, with the central emphasis being devoted to promoting the Arts and humanitarian causes.
Industrial Chic Wedding vendors:
Photographer: D.Lillian Photography / /Caterer: Atlasta Catering and Event Concepts // Invitation Designer: Beacon Lane // Jewelry: Beacon Lane // Floral Designer: Carte Blanche Designs // Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Celebrity Tux and Tails//Etsy Designer: DSMeeBee // Event Designer: J Barry Designs // Lighting: Karma Event Lighting // Second Shooter: Kym Ventola Photography // Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero // Other: Pour Masters Bartending // Event Planner:Stylish Events By Lisa // Cake Designer:Sue Jacobs Cakes // Reception Venue: The Icehouse // Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Lovely, heart-felt and filled with so much sweetness you might just be inspired to drop everything and find a wedding to crash this very weekend. This pretty Pennsylvania wedding captured by Meaghan Elliot Photography is overflowing with darling details, a classic palette of ivory, black and gold and a love story that is as adorable as the couple themselves.
Our Dating Story (Her version)
It all began on a snowy evening back in January of 2010. We met through mutual friends at a local ski resort while enjoying a country music band and a few cocktails. What started off as a harmless conversation, talking about “business,” led to 10 months filled with thousands of text messages (technology has really put a damper on the romance of pursuing a significant other), a few late night phone conversations, the occasional happy hour BUT never an actual date. That all changed on Christmas of 2010. We spent the evening together playing cards, exchanging gifts, drinking wine, sharing stories and having what would be one of the best nights of both of our lives and the start of the next chapter in our love story. That “official” first date came three days later.
Long distance was a word that we knew all too well. From the time we met until the time we were engaged, we never lived within 2 hours of one another. Distance never seemed to keep us apart though. Our evenings were filled with Skype sessions and our weekends with trips to Philadelphia and State College…there was also the occasional weekday trip as well. Crazy kids, you just couldn’t keep us apart! That distance that we always seemed to complain of proved to make our relationship even stronger. Fast forward a year and a half later. Ashley had won a trip though work to Las Vegas.
The Proposal (His Version)
Getting ready for dinner that evening, I had the entire proposal planned out. After a great sushi dinner, we were going to walk down the strip to the Bellagio to watch the fountain show. I had the exact time of our show, 7:20 PM. All of the day’s commotion to this point had me worked up: getting a ring from Pennsylvania to Las Vegas through airport security without Ashley knowing was quite the task. Every ten minutes I checked my wallet to make sure the ring was still in place. I was a nervous wreck and Ashley kept asking, “Honey, is something wrong? Are you not having fun?”
We arrived at dinner around 5:30 at Sushi Roku, and I was constantly checking my watch; we couldn’t be late for the 7:20 show. Anyone who has the slightest clue about me knows that I absolutely love to eat. I picked at our meal and barely finished my drink. Ashley asked, “Honey, don’t you feel well? Is your dinner not good?” Again, I told her I was tired from the long day. We paid our bill and started our venture down the strip towards the Bellagio. The timing appeared to be just right; we would arrive a few minutes before the show to get the perfect spot.
As we arrived at the fountains, I looked for the perfect background to have our picture taken as I proposed. We were in place, and I spotted what appeared to be a tech savvy couple I would ask to take our picture. By this time I had the ring in my front pocket, checking every ten seconds to make sure it was in place. The show was set to begin, and I asked the couple to take our picture as the fountains started. After handing them the camera, I removed the ring from my pocket and walked over to Ashley. I went down on one knee and popped the question. Immediately Ashley placed her hands on her face and repeatedly asked, “Are you serious!? You’re kidding me! This can’t be real.” After asking her a second time I said, “Ashley, please don’t make me ask you again!” She finally said YES and I placed the ring on her finger. I came to my feet and we kissed, taking in the moment as the camera snapped away. This was the start to the best vacation and the rest of our lives together!
Vendors: Pretty Pennsylvania Wedding
Photographer: Meaghan Elliott Photography // Event Designer:Amanda J Designs // Reception Venue: Bedford Springs Resort & Spa // DJ: Jeremy Ganss Productions // Floral Designer: Peterman’s Florist // Musicians: The Innocenti Strings // Makeup Artist: Valarie Panei professional makeup artist // Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Take some traditional elegance and add in a little vintage charm, plus a dash of gold shimmer and mauve hues and the results are sheer loveliness. Think bundles of lavender meets old English charm meets whimsical touches and you have this sweet traditional church wedding. All captured in Tennessee with beautiful images by Seriously Sabrina Photography.
Traditional Church Wedding Vendors:
Ceremony & Catering: Scarritt Bennett Center // Reception: Scarritt Bennett Center // Cake: Dede Bakes // Dress: Vintage Priscilla of Boston (bride’s mother’s dress) Remade by Seamstress Wende Jackson // Bridesmaid Dresses: BCBG Maxazria // Florist: Import Flowers // DJ: Elite signature DJs www.elitesignaturedjs.com // Officiant: Rev. Darrel Gwaltney // Stationary: DIY Videographer: Danny Song
Give us a blush and ivory wedding and we’re happy little campers for the rest of the week. But add in gorgeous blooms, a stunning reception, and a locale at historic downtown St. Augustine Florida, and our adoration gets lifts to a brand new level. Pure Sugar Studios captured the entire soiree and it’s all waiting for you to devour below!
Photographer: Pure Sugar Studios // Cake Designer:Angie’s Cake Shop // Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid Jacksonville // Hair Stylist: Grazyna Mercado // Makeup Artist: Jill Stonier Professional Makeup Artist // Floral Designer:Roses of Sharon // Caterer: The White Room// Reception Venue:The White Room // Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Add a rich color palette like purple and white to a traditional day simply overflowing with gorgeous details and the results are a magical romantic celebration that can only be described as mesmerising. From the stunning flowers, to gorgeous mini wedding cake centerpieces to the fairy light outdoor reception it is a love-filled affair.
From the Photographer
I have memorized Corinthians 13:4-8, also known as “Love is Patient.” In fact, I have memorized many of the wedding prayers, poems, and sayings because of the number of weddings I’ve photographed. Never had a heard a more beautiful and meaningful reading than Kori and Filly’s wedding, when their ceremony was in Spanish. I minored in Spanish, and hearing the words to prayers and poems I’ve heard numerous times brought new meaning to the beautiful words. In many ways, Kori and Filly reflect the poem. They are patient and kind … and they know and understand the true meaning of family, friends, and most importantly, love.
Photographer: Debra Gulbas Photography // Cake Designer:Austin Cake Lady // Caterer: Casa Chapala // Hair Stylist: DivineWeddings Hair & Makeup by Tammie // Reception Venue: The Allan House // Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Morgan and Taylor were high school sweet hearts who met in show choir (yes, just like Glee). The celebrations unfolded over three gorgeous locations which included the bride’s preparation at Clay Hill Farm (a historic estate in Campbellsville, KY), the wedding ceremony at their local christian church, and a gorgeous outdoor marquee reception on a family farm where the family has gathered for Christmases over the decades. The fabulous palette of navy and apple green was a winning stand out inthis affair, as well as the stunning vintage-inspired gown worn by the bella bride. With loads of fun and surprise getaway fireworks it’s no wonder this wedding party wanted to celebrate through the night.
Photography: Sur La Lune Photography // Flowers/decor: Theresa Wolford // Catering: Shaffer’s Catering (Liberty, Ky.) // Cake: Jessica McDonald (Family Friend) // Band: Tyrone Dunn and the Kin Folk // Ceremony/Cocktail Hour Music: GrassKats & AcoustiKats // Dress: Allure // Bridal Hair & Make-Up: Cindy Jaggers (Salon 121) // Guys’ Tuxes: Mitchell’s Mens Wear (Campbellsville, Ky) // Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Sung (Twirl Bridal, Lexington, Ky)
This elegant Alberta wedding at Top of The Inn has it all. An elegant purple, white and silver colour scheme, classic lilies and a perfectly gorgeous Bride, styled to perfection. Thank goodness every pretty moment is captured by Milton Photography in a way that will make your heart go pit-a-pat and then some.
Timeless, chic, and romantic — this Greek Orthodox wedding stands the test of time. The bride is exquisite (as is her gown), the traditional elements (including a dressing ceremony and church service) are just divine, and the luxury reception is totally fit for royalty! Then you have the white and ivory decorations which are heavenly, and the desserts (and towering masterpiece of a wedding cake), which are nothing short of scrumptious. All we can add is thank you, Traci Arney Photography for sharing this mesmerizing celebration!
Paul and Zena were married in a Greek Orthodox church in Winston-Salem, NC. Family and friends gathered from far and wide to celebrate in the union of this beautiful couple. The day began with a dressing ceremony as both the bride and groom prepared themselves for the wedding. Hundreds then gathered into the elaborate and stunning sanctuary of the church to watch as Zena and Paul pledge themselves to one another in marriage. The exquisitely decorated reception hall at the Embassy Suites in Winston-Salem, NC was the venue for the lively reception which featured a traditional money dance.
Photographer: Traci Arney Photography // Ceremony Location:Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church // Cake Designer:Christina’s Dessertery // Reception Venue: Embassy Suites // Dress Store: Nitsa’s // Cinema and Video: ShoFilms // Hair Stylist: Updos Studio // Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Every beautiful detail in this breathtaking barn wedding is DIY. Carefully crafted by friends and family, it proves that rustic chic is absolutely achievable all on your own. There are lovingly special touches everywhere you turn including table numbers made from a tree fallen in the bride’s sister and brother & law’s yard and homemade chalkboards created from re-purposed kitchen cabinets. Wine bottles used as centerpieces (gladly donated by many friends) and mason jar wine glasses made by the bride’s Aunt. The DIY went even further than just decorations with hair and make-up styled by the Step-Mother of the Groom, the ceremony officiated by the Bride’s Uncle, and the wedding party and bride walking down the aisle to music performed by brides sister and brother-in-law. Although there was no wedding planner, you would never know, as all their family and friends worked hard setting up the venue and creating the centerpieces the night before, ensuring every detail was perfect. And as you’ll see from the gorgeous pics by Rachel Rowland Photography it was a true success!
Photographer: Rachel Rowland Photography // Caterer:Carson’s Premier Catering // Floral Designer:Linda Brown’s Floral Design // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Perry Ellis // Dress Store: The White Orchid // Reception Venue: West Overton Barn// Submitted via Two Bright Lights