Sublime Outdoor Tent Wedding by Eternal Reflections Photography

This outdoor tent wedding is all about understated luxury. Catch-you-by-surprise, jaw-dropping luxury. Like the incredible private lakeside ceremony spot that imbues elegance… or the stunning vintage inspired decor with sweet baby’s breath blooms too lovely for words. And then there’s the tented reception glistening in crystals and chandeliers, with warm rustic touches and pretty muted tones. (Love ?)  Even better. . . Eternal Reflections Photography was on hand to capture every last magical memory for you to enjoy.

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Wedding Highlights

From the photographer: This beautiful wedding, the ceremony & reception took place at the bride’s families gorgeous private residence. They got married on a dock overlooking a small lake. Friends and family surrounded them as they exchanged their vows and said ‘i do’. The love that surrounded them was tangible. They reception was located in a beautiful white tent, with magnificent details! Including a s’mores guest favour complete with a personalized match box. The bride loves chocolate & the groom is a firefighter. Every detail reflected them as a couple and brought a relaxed, elegant mood to the event!


Photographer: Eternal Reflections Photography // Other: Eternal Reflections Photography // Caterer:Duchess Bake Shop // Dress Store: The Bridal House // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Wood Nymph Wedding Theme

Wood Nymph Wedding

Every girl wants a fairytale wedding. Some want to feel like a princess, whilst others may want to feel like a fairy… either way, it’s all about a girl feeling magical on her wedding day, and a wedding theme such as this should just about do it! This beautiful and mysterious Wood Nymph wedding inspiration by Paul Douda Photography will not only delight your senses, it will also have you dreaming of warm Summer nights, decadent luxury, and romance under the stars. Be prepared for a woodland treat and your ‘inner fairy’s’ little heart to skip a beat!

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From the photographer: I wanted to focus on a wedding with earthly magic seen though the eyes of a mysterious wood nymph. At a time when the heat of summer begins to wane, the leaves transform their colors, earthly creatures begin harvesting and preparing for the bitter cold of winter. I choose the wood nymph as my theme for their playful earthly focus, but also for it’s mystery and magic. I represented this theme by using earthly products or mimicking them where ever I could. For example we used birch and vines as an alter, wood benches for seating and the ceremony itself in the woods. The reception used wood tables and benches, moss runner, wood candles and vases, branch silverware, wood slabs for chargers and the table scape itself being set under a large tree. We also had a moss swing with vines, shoes covered in leaves and flowers, deserts centered around berries and apples, menus in the form of a maple leaf, as well as an organic game centered menu. We conveyed mystery and magic though dramatic makeup for our model, dry ice in drinks to create a potion effect, and a complex layered ethereal gown. I choose the name Edmund Mountbatten for our groom; Edmund being a common princely first name and Mountbatten being a Royal English Surname. I choose the name Rusalka Wood for our bride; Rusalka being literally translated to Wood Nymph in Czech and Wood referring to our focus. As a wedding planner there are certain design themes that you always dream about creating. For me this was one of them and I am so very pleased with the final product, the process and the entire experience. I hope you enjoy experiencing it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Photography: Paul Douda Photography / Hair Stylist:  Pinned by Betty /Event Designer:  Designs by Spring / Floral Designer:  Grand Floral Design by Robin / Dress Store:  Bliss Bride / Decor:  West Elm / Makeup Artist:  Melissa Rae and Company / Jewelry:  Beads of La Jolla / Personal Stylist:  CBS Lifestylist /PR Rep:  Mackenzie Marketing & Design / Bakery:  Wicked Spoon Desserts / Paper Props:  Simply Michelle / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Luxury Nautical Inspired Wedding by Robert Evans Studios

Do you fancy a little nautical inspired wedding to drool over today? How about one with a striking navy blue and yellow palette, luxury decor and elegant touches of gold meticulously put together by Bluebell Events. One where the nautical touches are tasteful and sophisticated without playing out too much of a ‘nautical theme’ – and the entire day plays out on the grounds of a gorgeous country club.  Sounds perfect right? Well there’s more. . . a luxury outdoor lounging area for guests, an awesome 80s party band, and a fabulous hamburger truck to satisfy those midnight cravings. It’s really too much ‘loveliness’ than this girl can bear! So settle in because we have an array of gorgeous photographs snapped by Robert Evans Studios for you to lap up. Enjoy!

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Bride Jennifer shares:

What was the vision for your wedding?

An elegant ceremony in a naturally beautiful setting transitioning to a seated 4 course dinner, followed by a high energy, 80’s party.

Wedding Theme & Colour Palette

Sterling, the grooms family founded the California Yacht club and the Riviera Country Club. Sterlings grandparents, Charles and Patty Hathaway, celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary that day as well. Our color palette was hints of nautical decor in navy and yellow with gold accents.

Wedding Flowers & Cake

The flowers were combinations of yellow and cream with green foliage and our wedding cake was a simple 3 tiered square cake with 3 different flavors (chocolate chip, carrot & marble).

Wedding Dresses

My wedding dress was from the White Dress in Corona Del Mar, Rosa Clara Nadia. The bridesmaids dresses were from J Crew.

Did you include any DIY or personalized details?

The escort cards were different nautical flags as were the place cards which Charley King’s assistant made. The escort cards were actual flags and sat in a handmade white wood box with blue sea glass.

What made your wedding unique?

We had the Spazmatics play. We both love 80’s music and it was really important that our guests had a lot of fun. The Spazmatics got guests of all ages out on the dance floor and the band was accompanied by a late night visit by the In-n-out truck.

What was your biggest challenge?

Planning the event in 6 months was somewhat challenging as we had to make decisions very quickly but it all came together perfectly.

What were your favorite moments?

When the sun came out just in time as guests started arriving and it turned into a beautiful clear day. Our vows. Cory, Sterling’s brother’s speech and the best man’s speech. And of course the Spazmatics band who got everyone up and dancing.

How would you sum up your wedding day?

Everything went smoothly and everyone had a wonderful time celebrating! We wouldn’t change one thing!

Thanks Jennifer for sharing your thoughts and congratulations to you and Sterling on a superb wedding day!

♥ ♥ ♥

Photography: Robert Evans Studios, Inc. / Event Planner:  Bluebell Events / Floral Designer:  Lilla Bello Studio / Reception Venue:  Riviera Country Club / Band:  Spazmatics / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Champagne, Chocolates & Chandeliers Wedding Theme

I thought I’d share with you today, a wedding inspiration board I created sometime ago but never got around to posting – Champagne, Chocolates and Chandeliers.’ This style of luxurious theme for a wedding is very much the trend for this year. It’s all about romance, luxury and old world elegance, but instead of the traditional ballroom venue of days gone by we’ve taken the theme outdoors for a woodsy, garden party feel. I love the idea of a relaxed and organic outdoor setting combined with the glamour of twinkling chandeliers and shimmering fabrics. Surrounded by luxury linens, sparking crystal and vintage tableware whilst sipping on french champagne and indulging in the richness of gourmet chocolates. Tell me . . . do you love decadent elements in a wedding or do you prefer simpler details?

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Image credits: gold chandelier / chocolate & gold invitation / slice of cake / vintage bride / bride in tulle gown / chalkboard menu / champagne bucket

Luxury Virginia Yacht Summer Wedding

We’re delighted Grant of Grant & Deb Photographers sent this luxury event our way. If you love being on or anywhere near the water, then your bound to love this Summer Virginia wedding which is as perfect as an outdoor wedding can get. Starting with a captivating ceremony on the luxury chart yacht Virginia’s Jewel, the gorgeous couple exchanged vows whilst cruising along the picturesque waterways of Virginia Beach. But the amazing water views didn’t stop there. Their beautiful marquee reception set up alongside a sparkling pool was adorned with breathtaking decor most bride’s dream about. White chandeliers, luxurious draped ceilings and gorgeous floral arrangements in pinks, oranges and purples took this affair from lovely to all out spectacular. Then, if there wasn’t enough gorgeous to swoon over, the stunning bride’s wedding dress, drop-dead aqua-marine wedding ring and fabulous cake are no less than ‘wow!’ Luxury Yacht Bridal CoupleLuxury Yacht WeddingPurple Bridesmaids Summer WeddingYacht Wedding Marquee ReceptionLuxury Yacht Wedding CeremonyLuxury Charter Yacht Virginias JewelWhite Pastel Blue Favor BoxesSilver Wedding Shoes Aquamarine RingVirginia Summer BrideVirginia Luxury Yacht WeddingYacht Wedding VirginiaSummer Weddings Bride Groom KissVirginia Summer WeddingMarquee Poolside WeddingSummer Weddings Flowers PoolSummer Yacht WeddingYacht Wedding CenterpieceVirginia WeddingSummer Marquee Wedding Pinks PurplesVirginia Marquee WeddingYacht Summer WeddingYacht Wedding CakeVirginia Summer Wedding Bride GroomYacht Wedding First DanceMarquee Wedding Chandelier Purple LightingSummer Wedding Cake White Pink Purple

Photography: Grant & Deb Photographers / Event Planner: Party Concepts / Event Designer: Distinctive Events / Ceremony Location: Virginia’s Jewel Charter Yacht / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Luxury Purple Wedding Cakes

Rich aubergines, dusty lavenders, velvety violets and melting mauves are all intoxicating shades of purple imbued with luxury and refinement. If you’re planning on including tantalizing shades of purple in your wedding palette, then be inspired by these luxury purple wedding cakes fit for royalty.

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Image credits: Modern & Sleek Purple Anenome Cake  by Sweet & Saucy / Gradient Fill Purple Ruffle Cake by Maggie Austin /Purple Satin Ribbon Cake /Lavender Wedding Cake by Cotton & Crumbs

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