Your Favorite Weddings of 2012

What an awesome 2012 we have had! I want to thank all the lovely Love Wed Bliss readers who supported us this year and made our little blog all the more worthwhile! We HEART you to bits!! And now for our last feature post for 2012..

Let me start by saying that one of the best things about my job at Love Wed Bliss is browsing through the amazing line up of real weddings submitted to us every week. Whilst each and every wedding is special in it’s own right, every so often we receive one that really captures our hearts – either for it’s unique style or breathtaking loveliness – and it’s these darling affairs, we especially love to showcase on LWB. So, in tribute to our wonderful LWB readers, we decided to showcase of YOUR Favorite Weddings for 2012!  This is a round up of all the pretty posts which inspired your comments and prompted you to share, like and tweet about their loveliness to all your friends. 

But before we say goodbye to 2012, we can’t go without recognizing the fabulous talents of the wedding photographers from around the world who feature their amazing work here on LWB. A HUGE thank you to these incredible artists and the beautiful couples who shared their special memories with us – we are so very honored!  

Lastly, if you would like to see your wedding showcased on Love Wed Bliss next year – we are always on the lookout for stylish and unique affairs –  just send us an email at submit{at}lovewedbliss{dot}com, we would love to hear from you!

Kym x 

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County Line Orchard Wedding by Jordan Quinn Photography

This Indiana wedding at County Line Orchard is the epitome of casual elegance. Relaxed, charming and breathtaking, it incorporates everything from handmade trail mix favors to gorgeous diy rustic decorations to a fun tractor ride and my favorite moment – the stunning pics on the covered bridge! (I seriously had a Bridges Over Madison County moment when I saw those). Beautifully captured by Jordan Quinn Photography and totally planned by the bride AND groom, it’s the ultimate handmade, brimming with down-to-earth goodness, stylish soiree!

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Details from the Bride: 
Wedding Vision

From the beginning, Chad and I were aiming for a wedding that was intimate, unique, vintage, warm, and really something that highlighted our own tastes. Our ceremony was very small, simple and intimate with our friend playing guitar for the ceremony. Not very traditional, but it so intimate and so us. 

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Bridal Style

My wedding gown was ‘White’ by Vera Wang, which I purchased from Davids Bridal. I wore simple gold shoes from Macy’s and a plain pearl necklace.

Color Palette & Flowers

Our color palette included a pale teal, burgundy (this was really only in the flowers and they ended up being more of a fuchsia color), white and gold. The flowers were peonies and hydrangeas. The peonies were supposed to be burgundy but ended up being fuchsia because of crazy weather we had this spring. 

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Bridesmaids

The bridesmaids’s dresses were from JCrew in a shade called Dusty Shale, which was the “teal” color we were going for. I would highly recommend JCrew! The girls just ordered over the phone and they shipped straight to their homes. No-one needed to get alterations. It was the easiest thing during the planning, and the dresses looked amazing on all of the girls. 

Groomsmen

The groom and groomsmen purchased their suits from Mens Warehouse. They were a three piece suit in a light charcoal grey color. I loved the three piece suit with the vest because it looked nice and offered a more fitted look. Later in the night, when the guys took their suit jackets off, they still looked nice. 

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Wedding Reception

We didn’t like the traditional wedding venues with mirrored walls, gold light fixtures, and floral carpet. We wanted something that would be fun and inviting for us and our guests. We chose County Line Orchard in Horbart IN for our venue. The hand crafted cedar barn was very warm and rustic with a touch of elegance which perfectly matched our style and taste. Also, we could decorate the barn as much, or as little as we wanted. It didn’t need a ton of glam to be beautiful.  

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Wedding Favors

For a snack between the church and the reception, we handmade trail mix favors in burlap bags with felt ‘peony-style’ flowers on the front. Chad and I came up with the mixture of White chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, pretzels, craisins, pretzels, peanuts, and cashews. The bags turned out amazing. We also we had water bottles with customized labels. In addition, we offered guests freshly made and packaged apple cinnamon donuts from the orchard. These were to die for and were a major hit with everyone. A good reason for anyone to visit the orchard.

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Decorations & DIY Details

They were very simple – lots of white, burlap, and natural colors – nothing too fancy. We did a lot of DIY projects and incorporated a lot of borrowed ideas. My father made a sign for the reception from an old wood pallet. We did our seating arrangements on old window panes. Adding the string globes to the ceiling was a great touch to the ambiance in the barn. All our centerpieces were DIY. The photo frames were from IKEA and we just painted and distressed them a bit. The wood cuts we sourced from a big storm. We went out through the neighborhood with a chainsaw looking for down trees and walked away with the best pieces. All of the projects really made planning a great time and people really enjoyed being able to be a part of it.

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Wedding Cake

The wedding cake was made by Jill and Jacqueline Zientara – vanilla cake with fresh strawberry filing and a butter cream frosting. They mocked the bouquet’s by adding edible peonies and hydrangeas to the cake. It was gorgeous and delicious!

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What was the size & budget of your wedding?

We had 150 people. Our budget went up and down, but the final cost ended up at about $21,000.

What made your wedding unique?

Chad and I planned our wedding together. It was an amazing experience and we were able to learn a lot about each other through the whole process. It made us a lot closer and gave us ownership over the whole day. We felt so proud of ourselves that we were able to accomplish something so big together.

What did you find challenging?

We were planning the wedding while being long distance, so planning meetings and finding the time to fit everything in got complicated quick. We became very reliant on a calendar, and learned a lot about planning.

What were your favorite moments?

There were plenty of awesome moments during the day. The most memorable moment was seeing Chad for the first time. The whole morning had been rainy and cloudy, and I was bummed that we wouldn’t be able to see each other for the first time outside. However, Jordan encouraged us to still do it outside. As soon as we got there the sun started to break out of the clouds, lighting up the exact spot we were in. It was amazing. They placed me in a wooded area they had found right outside the church and had me close my eyes while they brought Chad out with a blind fold on. When they told me to open my eyes his back was to me. As soon and I grabbed his back he turned and threw his arms around me, kissing me and telling me how beautiful I looked. He even took my arms and had me do a turn so he could see the whole dress with the most sincere grin/smile on his face. That was the absolute, most beautiful I have ever felt in my entire life, and he was the most handsome groom I had ever seen.

Any advice for Bride’s & Groom’s planning now?

Plan it together!  Most men are probably not that into doing the crafts and paying attention to the small details about the wedding, but it is an awesome experience. You learn so much about each other through all of the decision making and bouncing different ideas off each other.  I was so thankful to have Chad there to help me with all kinds of things like the seating chart and the timeline.  Planning it on our own gave us ownership over the day. When the day came, and we were able to see how everything came together, we were able to look at each other and say we did this!  It made us so proud and thankful that we accomplished something so great and so ‘us.’  Seeing and hearing the compliments from our guests was satisfying, but ultimately it was about what we set out to accomplish for our big day.  We wanted to make it genuine, intimate, and true to who we are as a couple.  It will forever be a day that we cherish.

Thank you Melissa for sharing with us all your lovely details. Congratulations on creating such a personalized and beautiful wedding day!

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Photography: Jordan Quinn Photography / Makeup Artist:  Makeup by Krissy V / Event Venue:  County Line Orchard / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Long Beach Wedding on the Queen Mary Ship

There are so many special details in this Long Beach wedding, captured by A&C Photography, I don’t really know where to start. Firstly, we’re captivated by it’s unique location – on board the legendary Queen Mary ship – once upon a time the grandest ocean liner in the world. Then, we love the bride’s sophisticated vintage style and her decision to mirror Jackie Kennedy’s retro bouquet design. Lastly, you can’t go wrong with an elegant red and white palette, which not only was fitting for a marine’s wedding day, but also the festival Christmas season. Ready to step on board?  Bon Voyage!Queen Mary Ship WeddingRed Bridesmaids Ship Deck WeddingOutdoor Ship Deck WeddingQueen Mary Wedding PicturesShip Deck Wedding FlowergirlQueen Mary Wedding PhotosChristmas Wedding Cake Table IdeasQueen Mary Wedding CeremonyQueen Mary Wedding Long BeachLong Beach Wedding Queen Mary ShipThe Queen Mary Wedding Long BeachQueen Mary Wedding PhotographyQueen Mary Weddingbride and groom in photo boothRed and White Ship WeddingMarine Wedding Cake TopperLong Beach Queen Mary WeddingQueen Mary Wedding Reception

Bride Andrea shares:

Wedding Theme

Even though our wedding was 5 days before Christmas, Preston and I wanted to take advantage of Southern California’s mild weather and get married outdoors. With Preston in his Marine Corps dress blues, we thought a deck ceremony aboard the Queen Mary would be perfect. The reception was held in one of their banquet rooms, which we chose because of its more intimate size for our 80 person wedding (and Preston really liked the retro fireplace the room had). The dark reds and wood in the room were beautiful, reflected the season, and had a neat retro look. We didn’t even have to decorate it much.

Color Palette & Flowers

We went with red and champagne for the color palette to match the reception room and the holiday season, which was reflected in the bridesmaids’ and flower girl dresses (which we picked out at Alfred Angelo, on sale). The bridesmaids bouquets were mostly white except for the coffee beans for a little splash of red. My florist also did an amazing interpretation of Jackie Kennedy’s wedding bouquet for mine with gardenias and white roses. It had a retro feel without being too costume-y.

Wedding Favors

The wedding favors were Christmas ornaments I made out of seashells I hand painted different shades of ivory, gold and champagne. I thought the ornaments were a nice way to thank guests for traveling to see us during the holiday season (I covered our Christmas tree with the left overs – I was very proud of my DIY detail).

Unique Details

We also wanted to do a Unity Candle, but since the ceremony was outdoors we were afraid the candle would blow out – awkward! Since we met in a science class in college, we thought it would be quirky and fun to do a “Unity Chemlight” that would have the same feel but wouldn’t go out with the ocean breeze. We each held a small vase of clear liquid during the ceremony. When we poured the two liquids together into a tall thin vase, they reacted and lit up to a glowing blue light that shined brightly throughout the ceremony and reception.

Wedding Cake

My favorite detail, though, was the cake topper. The cake was red velvet with butter cream icing, and I had the groom in the topper customized to show Preston’s Marine Corps dress blues complete with his regulation hair cut, rank, and current medals he had at that time. He’s gotten more medals since then so it’s a great snapshot of where we were at the time of the wedding, aside from Adam and Claudia’s amazing photographs. Those two really are a great team. We are so happy with the way they captured our special day.

Biggest Challenge

My biggest challenge was trying to plan the wedding around Preston’s ever-changing deployment schedule. The Queen Mary staff was very understanding and allowed me to have in our contract that we could change the date of the wedding if needed due to military deployment orders. Thankfully, we didn’t have to reschedule but I did do the majority of the planning on my own while he was away for training.

Favorite Moment

My favorite part of the wedding was Preston’s speech during the reception. He acknowledged that he had no idea how much work went into planning a wedding and that I did an amazing job handling (as he put it) “a logistics nightmare with flowers.” It was from the heart, classic Preston (which is blunt and sometimes crude), and special.

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Photography: A&C Photography / Ceremony & Reception Venue:  The Queen Mary Royal Wedding Chapel / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Rustic Backyard Wedding by Adria Peaden Photography

It is not every day a wedding makes me look twice but this backyard beauty succeeded easily. It’s a wonderful mix of of homemade wedding goodness and sweet, rustic details both so simple yet so effective. Adria Peaden Photography captured this gorgeous couple and their equally gorgeous big day, which has me dreaming of warm summer nights. The swing (yes, the fabulous, rustic love swing built for two!), the beautiful ceremony arch, the cowgirl boots, and the pretty fairy lights twinkling through the trees… yes, I’m loving it all. 

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Photography: Adria Peaden Photography / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Michigan DIY Wedding by Emilia Jane

There’s really no better way to kick off a Monday than with a pretty soiree  – and this stylish Michigan DIY wedding captured by Emilia Jane is just the thing! Boasting one sweet DIY detail after another, a perfect Spring palette of yellow, grey and white, and a pretty ribbon theme throughout, it’s pretty meets whimsy at its finest.  And when you catch a glimpse of the bride’s drop-dead gorgeous yellow shoes, you’ll be grinning from ear-to-ear for the rest of the day.

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Bride Erin shares the details:

What was your wedding theme?

I wanted a rustic DIY wedding with LOTS of yellow and personal touches. The backdrop of our ceremony was made of ribbon so I used that as my theme through out the ceremony/reception.

What was the size & budget of your wedding?

We had 70 guests and my budget was $10,000 (I believe the grand total was $8,500)

Ceremony & Reception Details

At first we contemplated a destination wedding in Mexico… but then I knew that many of my guests could not make it. So, I Chose our location Yarrow Golf Resort in Augusta Michigan. My husband is from Traverse City MI (Way Northern Michigan) and I am from a small town in Central Illinois. This location was a middle point between both our home towns so no one would have to travel 8 hours. The fact that it was NOT in either of our home towns allowed us to keep the guest list to a minimum. The location was perfect because we spent the entire weekend there. All the lodging was on site and it was in the middle of the woods and SO rustic. Plus my husband LOVES golf!

Color Palette & Flowers

Our color palette was Yellow, Grey and White. For the flowers we had a mix of Dahlia’s, Football Mums, and Lisianthus. For the centerpieces I collected white milk glass vases in all shapes and sizes.

Wedding Cake & Favors

I never like the cake at weddings so I opted for an Ice Cream sundae bar and cherry pies on a stick. The Cherry pies on a stick also doubled up as wedding favors.

Wedding Style

My dress was Enzoani Blue. It had lace on top and tulle on the bottom. I wore Yellow Nina shoes. The bridesmaids wore yellow J Crew dresses with silver heels. Dan bought the suits for his groomsmen at Perry Ellis. They wore yellow football mums for boutonnieres.

Wedding Bouquet

I wanted LOTS of texture. My bouquet was mostly yellow because I wanted it to pop and it had a ribbon streamer hanging down. Ribbon was my theme so I had it everywhere.

How much of your wedding was DIY?

I did almost everything myself. I made ribbon table runners, table numbers, seating chart (in an old window frame), ribbon wands for guests to wave as we walked out, ribbon backdrop and the Yellow “E & D” signs for the ceremony.

What made your wedding unique?

The fact that is was a small intimate group of friends and family. My Dad still raves about how he really got to know all of our friends that he has heard so much about. We invited everyone to the rehearsal dinner so everyone knew each other the day of the wedding. It was like both of our lives really came together and everyone walked away life long friends.

What was your biggest challenge?

Managing all the DIY projects and getting them in place the day before. No one really understood my ‘vision’ until it was complete.

What were your favorite moments?

Driving off in the golf cart for a private moment after the ceremony.

 How would you sum up your wedding day?

The best day of my life!

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Photography: Emilia Jane / Event Venue:  Yarrow Golf & Conference Resort / 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!

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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

Colourful Zoo Wedding by Jihan Abdalla Photography

If you love jungle animals and have a sense of fun, then having a wedding at the zoo seems like an awesome idea! But when you throw in a pretty Summer colour palette of aqua blue and white, bright pops of purple and cute ‘zoo themed’ details then it becomes an idea I love even more. There’s no denying this outdoor California bash at the Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens is wonderfully relaxed, but it still includes plenty of romantic details too. You have the bride’s gorgeous whimsical dress, stylish white reception decorations and a snazzy gleaming white dance floor, that even the most introverted dancer could not resist! A big thanks to Jihan Abdalla Photography for capturing all the fabulous memories (and let’s not forget one particularly good looking giraffe!).

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Photography: Jihan Abdalla Photography/Planner:  Ann Johnson Events / Floral Designer:  Rockrose Floral Design / Reception Venue:  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens / DJ:  DJ Jam / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Small & Intimate Wedding in New York City

Everything about this New York city wedding is so incredibly romantic. The small and intimate wedding ceremony in the couple’s native Norwegian, their romantic stroll along East River with incredible views of the Brooklyn Bridge, and the handsome couple’s glamorous yet sophisticated style. It’s perfect proof a small wedding is just as romantic (if not more) as a gala affair. The talented Samantha Lauren was close at hand to perfectly capture their most intimate and beautiful moments, and I have to tell you, we’re over the moon she did. 

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Photographer Samantha shares: Liv and Magnus are from Norway and found me through Flickr, incidentally, and booked me to shoot their intimate Norwegian ceremony in Manhattan. They told me that they had been together for 12 years and both had just graduated from Medical school. Their trip to New York City was due for marriage, romance, and celebration. I love small intimate confessions of love such as this one! The short ceremony was entirely in Norwegian. Afterwards we were driven by Zak Limo to Pebble Beach underneath the Brooklyn Bridge to take some photos and then to Lincoln Center for a few closing shots. The weather was beautiful and we were given wonderful light under the bridge!

Photography: Samantha Lauren Photographie / Location:  Brooklyn Bridge Park / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Australia Wedding: Vintage Country Wedding in Western Australia

If you are in need of a little sweetness today then you’ve certainly come to the right place. This vintage country wedding stunningly snapped by Anna Rose Photography in Western Australia has so many whimsical details I had to share. It’s nothing less than charming and totally bewitching with it’s retro vintage style and country chic details. There’s the adorable bride in her 1950s dress and short bridal veil, her gorgeous bridesmaids in mismatched floral dresses, and the sweet and simple daisy bouquets which I absolutely adore. Meander through these sweet images and then head on over to Anna’s blog to see the whole pretty WA affair.

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Vintage Inspired Navy & Cream Wedding by Nicole Chatham Photography Part 1

This little vintage inspired gem is all kinds of pretty – with a touch of rustic glam to boot! With it’s perfect navy and cream palette, pretty vintage details and beautiful bridesmaids in navy silk and cowboy boots, it’s a southern wedding which  seamlessly combines all the classic elements this gorgeous couple loves. Sent to us by the wonderful Nicole Chatham Photography, this Austin affair is all about gorgeous Texas flair in a dreamy southern way. Plus, we have much more of this lovely vintage soiree to follow, so tune in later for part 2…

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Bride Kirsten shares with us the details:

Wedding Theme & Location

Aaron and I wanted a laid back vintage wedding with a Texas flair. He is a ninth generation Texan and a firefighter for the City of New Braunfels. And I am an attorney in Austin. We both have a very traditional and classic style and found that Barr Mansion’s organic and vintage feel made for a perfect venue. We envisioned transforming the beautiful glass artisan ballroom into a warm and charming environment for both our ceremony and reception. 

Color Palette & Flowers

After searching through many Southern wedding magazines, we decided that navy and cream would be our color palette. After meeting with Stems Floral Design I was able to further define the vision with blue and cream hydrangeas as the main flowers. We also utilized ivory roses, lavender roses, and ivory lilies.

Wedding Dresses & Bouquet

My wedding gown was Simone Carvalli. It was the fifth dress I tried on. I fell in love with it immediately, and purchased it within 45 minutes of trying on my first wedding dress. The brooch on my bouquet belonged to my grandmother. The bridesmaids wore navy silk dupioni LulaKate Zoey dresses along with cowboy boots.

Coming up next: more pretty details and the gorgeous wedding reception …

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Pictures: Nicole Chatham Photography/Venue & Catering: Barr Mansion / Florist: Stems Floral Design /Cakes: Barr Mansion / Band: Bryan Smith Band / Hair: Mary Kelly with Salon Keriz’ma / Makeup Kourtney Esch with Salon Keriz’ma / Wedding Gown: Signature Bridal / Bride’s Earrings: Tejani / Bridemaid’s Dresses: Lulu Kate from Bella Bridesmaid / Groomsmen Attire: Al’s Formal Wear