White Lace & Crystals Wedding in Florence Italy

This gorgeous destination wedding is total luxury. And I’m smitten with every bit of it. Paula and Louis had sentimental reasons for choosing Florence Italy as the destination for their second wedding. Fourteen years ago whilst on vacation, they exchanged rings in a small church with only a minister and God as their witness. Last year, they returned to Florence with their two daughters and an entourage of beloved family and friends to celebrate in grand style. With a white lace theme, an abundance of perfect white orchids and sparkling crystals everywhere you turn this, breathtaking Italian event overlooking the city lights is truly remarkable. Thank you Rosapaola Lucibelli Photography for capturing all the beauty and making our afternoon all the more wonderful!

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Photography: Rosapaola Lucibelli Photography / Event Planner:  Franci’s Flowers Wedding design / Reception Venue: Villa La Vedetta / Dress Designer:  Pronovais / Cake Designer:  L’Arte Della Torta di Melanie Secciani / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

 

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Traditional Oklahoma Outdoor Wedding

Outdoor Oklahoma WeddingHappy Wednesday everyone! Today we’ve got a gorgeous Oklahoma outdoor wedding for you all – and let me just say – it’s all about orchids!. Big, beautiful purple orchids! From the amazing ceremony floral arrangements to the boy’s boutonnieres, the towering table centerpieces to the brides breathtaking bouquets, it’s an orchid lover’s paradise! This traditional affair with it’s classic elegance and picturesque country club setting is as lovely as they come. And with HolliB Photography behind the lens, we feel like we’re right there on the guest list!

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Cody and I met at the University of Oklahoma during Christmas Break in 2006. We dated for 4 years when Cody popped the question while we were on vacation in Galveston, TX.

Wedding Gown

I found the perfect wedding gown- in ivory, a Torina taffeta dress with a fit-n-flare silhouette designed by Pronovias. I fell in love with the pick-ups on the skirt and the asymmetrical ruching on the dress.

Bridesmaids

I chose cherry-colored strapless Jim Hjelm bridesmaid dresses made of taffeta, which perfectly complemented my gown. In order to compliment the bridesmaids’ dresses, I chose purple as one of the wedding colors.

Bridal Bouquet

My bouquet was filled with a variety of purple flowers such as Hawaiian dendrobium orchids, hydrangeas, sweet peas and mokara orchids. My bridesmaids carried bouquets of roses with orchids.

Ceremony & Reception

The outdoor ceremony at Gaillardia Country Club was held during of the hottest summers ever recorded in the state, but had no affect on our picture perfect day. After the ceremony, the couple and their guests escaped the heat and moved to the indoor reception. We enjoyed a magical evening with our family and friends, relishing the feeling of finally being husband and wife.

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Photography: Holli B. Photography / Bridesmaid Dresses: BeLoved Bridal, Norman, OK  / Cake: Amy Cakes / Venue & Catering: Gallardia Country Club / Florist: Poppy Lane Designs /Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Succulent Inspired Beach Wedding from Carrie Wildes Photography

You know when a beach wedding is in Florida, it’s already miles ahead in the stunning stakes. But when viewed through the lens of Carrie Wildes, it takes beach beautiful to an entirely different level. Inspired by succulents and classic “Tommy Bahama” style this beautiful beach soiree is decorated with green succulents, burlap details and white orchids from the flowers to the tables, from the cake to the favors and everywhere in between. With pure white sandy beaches, pretty blue bridesmaids in flowy dresses and organic decor which beautifully blends with the natural landscape, it can only be summed up with one word – fabulous!

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From the bride Jennifer: I didn’t grow up fantasizing and dreaming about my wedding day, so I had no idea where to start after Jason’s sunset proposal on the lake near our home in Dallas, Georgia. Having lived in Tampa for years, it was Jason, actually, who had always dreamed of getting married at the Don CeSar Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida. The first time he took me there I knew it was the perfect place. 

I knew I wanted to keep the decor and other essentials somewhat muted. I wanted the decor to flow with the ambiance and beauty around us. Comfortable, casual, classy and elegant. Those were the key elements in my vision. I believe that everything came full circle when I found the bridesmaids dresses – the movement of the crinkle chiffon WToo by Watters dresses in the stunning ‘Mediterranean Blue’ hue. They were a perfect example of how our color scheme and decor could perfectly complement the natural beauty around us. As the planning continued, our various vendors starting referring to our theme as “Tommy Bahama Rustic”.

I’m not a big fan of flowers, thus planning our centerpieces and bouquets was extremely difficult for me. I searched endlessly for ideas and always came up short! I knew I wanted all green and white to keep with the natural, simple elegance theme, but beyond that I was having a tough time describing the look I was going for. Jana Stall, with Events in Bloom, was absolutely amazing at translating my scatter-brained thoughts and ideas into beautiful, cohesive reality. Her exquisite use of stock, succulents, manzanita branches, and other “non-traditional” elements in the bouquets, aisle runners, cake decor and centerpieces completely brought our natural, beach rustic theme to life.

Aside from the floral decor, I knew I wanted to do the remaining details myself. (Who doesn’t love a good DIY project?) I wrote numbers on extra large, real sand dollars for our table numbers. For our table assignments, I found a fabulous antique window at a thrift store for $3. With a little sanding, paint, and chalk pens, we brought new life and purpose to the old window. I sent burlap to our wonderful Pastry Chef, Tara Bishop, at the Don Cesar to use on the cake. For our favors, we adorned burlap sacks filled with local salt water taffy with ribbon and sand dollars.

Although the inclement weather required us to move our outdoor reception indoors, we were lucky enough to have a break in the clouds to still hold our ceremony outside, facing the beach, at sunset, under a covered pavilion. The weather even allowed the sun to appear just in time to snap some amazing photos on the beach. I remember Sylense, our lead photographer, telling us we had maybe 5 minutes before the rain would start up again. We finished up just as it began to spring, and moved inside to eat, drink, and dance the night away among our closest friends and family. It was truly everything we could have ever dreamed of!

Thank you Jennifer and congratulations on a truly stunning beach wedding!

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Photography: Carrie Wildes Photography / Floral Designer:  Events in Bloom / Bridal Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses: Wtoo by Watters / Groomsmen’s Attire: Tommy Bahama / Reception:  Don CeSar Beach Resort / Cinema and Video:  Expert Productions / Makeup Artist:  KyleLynn Weddings / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Great Gatsby Themed Wedding by Stay Forever Photography

Here is a little treat for you today – a vintage inspired wedding which brings together the couple’s love of two great icons – the classic Great Gatsby movie and old ‘blue eyes’ crooner Frank Sinatra. This lovely intimate affair held ocean side in beautiful Florida and shot by Stay Forever Photography, is full of personalized details and stylish touches. My favourites . . . the gorgeous coral floor length bridesmaid gowns, the huge floral ceremony arch bursting with colour, and an array of pretty orchids everywhere you turn.Bright Floral Wedding ArchMelissa from Stay Forever sums up the day perfectly: When we met Sam & Steven and they told us about their “Great Gatsby/Frank Sinatra” theme; we knew we were going to be apart of a unique and fun wedding! Sam & Steven were married in front of friends and family in a small ceremony on the terrace of their oceanfront condo as the sun was setting on a beautiful fall day. Guests blew bubbles as they happily walked down the aisle as husband and wife, you just can’t hide that kind of happiness. The reception was filled with amazing details, great music, and lots of dancing! Sam & Steven it’s easy to see how perfect you both are for each other, thank you for allowing us to be part of your special day, we hope you enjoy your pictures! 

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Photographer: Stay Forever Photography / Event Planner:  Robyn Harper / Reception Venue:  L’Hermitage / Submitted via Two Bright Lights