Half Moon Bay Wedding by JAY TSAI photography

There’s magical place in California named Half Moon Bay. It’s the type of spot that is built for a dream wedding and this breathtaking affair by Jay Tsai Photography is a match made in heaven. But what really makes this wedding radiate with style is the elegant way they combined eastern and western classical tradition. The stunning bride features in not one, but two gorgeous gowns and the beautiful attention to detail is the the best you ever did see.  This is quite possibly one of best classical style wedding’s we’ve laid our eyes on!

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From the photographer

Pamela & Conway got married at the beautiful Ocean Hotel & Spa in Half Moon Bay. For those that want to getaway from all the hustle and bustle around the San Francisco Bay Area, Half Moon Bay is like a mini destination get-away less than an hour away. 

Their wedding day started with a Chinese Tea Ceremony followed by the wedding ceremony on the lawn overlooking the beach. After the ceremony, we headed down to the beach for some photos before returning to the reception. And what a reception it was. How often does the bride’s entire family break out into a completely choreographed song and dance during the father/daughter dance. The entire room was cheering! It was such a fun night and a wonderful celebration and we were honored to witness and capture it.


Photographer:  JAY TSAI photography // Cinema and Video: Daniel Chae // Hair Stylist: JT Artistry // Floral Designer: Nicole Ha Designs // Reception Venue: Oceano Hotel and Spa // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Royal Purple Castle Wedding by Nova Markina Photography

Judging from all the pretty purple events sent my way of late, I can confirm without a doubt, purple weddings are still alive and well. So, if you’re one of the many who have a passion for this royal hue, then you’ll be over the moon when you feast your eyes on this next sophisticated affair. Beautifully captured by Nova Markina, this elegant London, Ontario wedding is traditional elegance with a modern twist. With a romantic historic castle venue fit for a princess, beautiful floral decorations on a grand scale, and an adorable bride in a crystal encrusted gown, everything about this gorgeous event says ‘sophisticated style.’  Oh, and a particular passion for royal purple of course!Purple Ontario WeddingReal Weddings CastlePurple Ontario Wedding CastleElegant Purple WeddingOntario Wedding Purple CeremonyDeep Purple Real WeddingPurple Wedding CastleDeep Purple Wedding BridesmaidsRoyal Purple WeddingOntario Wedding Purple ColoursElegant Wedding PurpleOntario WeddingPurple Ontario Wedding FlowersElegant Purple Ontario Wedding

Photographer:  NovaMarkina Photography / Ceremony & Reception Venue:  The Old Courthouse 
Courtesy of  Two Bright Lights


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Budget Beautiful Montreal Wedding by Ella Photography

This joyful budget Montreal Wedding by Ella Photography proves without a doubt you can have a beautiful wedding without a huge outlay. Eve and Ben celebrated their big day back in May. They were able to successfully keep their wedding costs to a minimum due to the wonderful support of their friends, family and local community. Eve, a volunteer at her church’s Mom & Tots class, was given use of the church for both the ceremony and reception free of charge. They also saved by renting the bridal gown and groom’s tuxedo, as well as by Eve’s mom supplying all the food. These smart alternatives meant many of the typical big dollar wedding items were practically eliminated. As you’ll see from their wonderful images, their clever planning and small outlay did not take anything away from their special day.Budget Beautiful Montreal WeddingThe whole joyous occasion is full of pretty details, bright pops of purple, simplistic style and loving moments. I also love the use of graffiti walls as a backdrop for their portfolio pics to give their wedding photography a modern city feel. Congratulations Eve and Ben on a beautiful wedding. You’ve reminded us how generosity and love are truly the essence of a magical wedding.

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Photographer:  Ella Photography
Floral Designer:  Boutique Fleuriste Coin Vert
Reception Venue:  River’s Edge Community Church
Bridal Dress:  L’amour Eternel
Makeup Artist:  Stephanie Torino
Tuxedo and Mens Attire:  l’entrepot du tuxedo
Courtesy of Two Bright Lights

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DIY Purple Texas Wedding by Memory Makers Photography

I have so much lovely inspiration to share with you this week and I’m busting at the seams to get them up and live asap! So, to start this jam-packed week of wonderful events, I thought I would start with this sweet DIY wedding by Memory Makers Photography. This rustic country outdoor affair takes place at the Buffalo Valley Event Center in Denton Texas and is full of homemade touches galore. With bright colored blooms and pops of purple and rustic burlap details lovingly created by the bride Megan, it is plain to see this wedding was filled with springtime joy, country charm and heart-felt love.

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Hair Stylist:  Double L Salon
Floral Designer:  The Flowers Shop
Reception Venue:  Buffalo Valley Event Center
Dress Store:  Bridal Boutique
Cake Designer:  Debbie Looper
Equipment Rentals:  Ducky-Bob’s Event Specialists
Tuxedo and Mens Attire:  Foster’s Western Wear

Courtesy of Two Bright Lights


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