Real Wedding: Charlotte and Jon’s Unconventional Wedding by Erin Johnson Photography

Real Wedding: Charlotte and Jon's Unconventional Wedding by Erin Johnson Photography (6)

Today’s real wedding brought to us by Erin Johnson Photography is a really unique blend of quirky and refined, we just had to share it! Here is what the lovely bride has to say about their unconventional ceremony:

It was just so much fun! Jon and I spent the months leading up to the wedding brainstorming how to make our ceremony engaging and memorable. We worked with our officiant on a very unconventional structure that involved audience participation and broke with a number of what we thought were unnecessary traditions.

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Real Wedding: Christine and Mike’s Wedding by Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography

Real Wedding: Christine and Mike's Wedding by Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography

This gorgeous real wedding comes to us from Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography, based in Anacortes,Washington! Here’s what Suzanne has to say about the wedding:

This was a lovely outdoor wedding styled by Sinclair & Moore of Seattle, on property that has been handed down for 3 generations (it was once a working dairy farm). The original grandparents home still stands, and can be seen in the background of some of the images. Huge oak and maple trees canopied over the reception area, with chandeliers dangling from the branches.

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Wedding Jeweler Walkthough: Vardy’s Jeweler’s in Cupertino, California

Wedding Jeweler Walkthough: Vardy's Jeweler's in Cupertino, California (7)

You heard I eloped, right? Pictures are still to come (my wonderful photographer friends are being picky about post-processing), but first, I wanted to share a wonderful experience I had beforehand.

The wedding preparation was very simple, being that we were eloping in Las Vegas. Pretty much the largest issue was my now-husband’s wedding ring; I already had a vintage ring from my parent’s for myself, albeit a bit tarnished and dull, but we had no idea what to do for Andrey. To compound the issue, we were also in a bit of a budget crisis: even though Vegas was going to be significantly cheaper than any typical wedding, it was still adding up quite a bit (hotels, flights, restaurants, etc.), not to mention a rather hefty tax bill this year on my end.

In the interest of keeping things simple, we opted to get a plain band for Andrey, which we’re planning on upgrading in the future, perhaps when we finally have our official “reception” in a year. We were also running out of time (holy moly does wedding planning, even elopements, consume your time), so finding something unique on Etsy was out of the picture. I still really wanted to keep our jewelry options local, so after some searching on Yelp, I found Vardy’s Jeweler’s in Cupertino with a solid 5 star rating with 147 reviews. You almost never see those kind of reviews — I was convinced we needed to stop by.

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Featured Wedding Invitation Design: Sweet Jam by Chykalophia Design

Featured Wedding Invitation Design: Sweet Jam by Chykalophia Design

Ari from Chykalophia Design has shared another one of their marvelous invitation suites with us. We just love the light-hearted picnic theme and we hope you do too! Here’s what Ari has to say about this design:

Have a thing for plaid? Get in the mood for our new picnic suite. Inspired from the Jam lid itself, giving you a lot of details that are more than just a red plaid pattern across the stationery suite.

Featured Wedding Invitation Design: Sweet Jam by Chykalophia Design

Featured Wedding Invitation Design: Sweet Jam by Chykalophia Design

Featured Wedding Invitation Design: Sweet Jam by Chykalophia Design

The concept idea was derived from a mix of retro and the Jam lid. Takes you back to the old time of picnic weekend with friends and family. An intimate gathering but yet still playful and not ordinary.

Featured Wedding Invitation Design: Sweet Jam by Chykalophia Design

Featured Wedding Invitation Design: Sweet Jam by Chykalophia Design

Featured Wedding Invitation Design: Sweet Jam by Chykalophia Design

Featured Wedding Invitation Design: Sweet Jam by Chykalophia Design

The suite is best paired with red, white and grey, although if you have a special thing for blue it will work out great as well.

So lovely, thank you Ari! For more about Chykalopia Design, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide Profile or  head straight to their website.

What do you think of this invitation? Let us know in the comments!

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Giveaway: Jord Wooden Watch

Giveaway: Jord Wooden Watch

Wedding season is almost upon us and if you’re about to tie the knot, you may be scurrying around trying to find to perfect gift for your sweetheart. Sometimes guys can be hard to shop for! If your fella is anything like mine, he may play it cool but secretly he’s a total watchophile. If that’s the case, one of these unique and well made watches by Jord could fit the bill nicely. From Jord’s website:

It’s about time someone delivered an unconventional answer to age-old wrist candy. JORD watches are designed to take people back to nature and away from today’s metal & rubber. We want to challenge the norm by making unique time pieces as a focal point for everyday fashion.

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Get to Know a Wedding Planner: Fleur de Lis Event Consulting

Get to Know a Wedding Planner: Fleur de Lis Event Consulting

Today’s planner interview is with Valerie Pritt of Fleur de Lis Event Consulting based in Pensacola, FL! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I’m a proud military spouse, an “early bird catches the worm” kind of gal, who has two lovable dogs and a total Law and Order junkie. I love all things that sparkle, have a hint of chic, a dash of elegance and a whole lot of classy. I also strive to be a leader in the wedding industry. In 2011 I started my own company, Fleur de Lis Event Consulting, a premiere wedding and event consulting company located in the greater Pensacola, FL area. As a highly rated wedding and event consulting company, FDL is passionate about creating weddings that inspire and capture my client’s unique essence. Whether it’s a classic, beach, military, non-traditional or destination wedding, I love assisting clients in their wedding day dream.

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Real Wedding: Stephanie and Adrien’s Wedding by Photography by Amanda

Real Wedding: Stephanie and  Adrien's Wedding by  Photography by Amanda

This beautiful and intimate real wedding comes to us from Photography by Amanda, based in Parsons,West Virginia! Here’s What Amanda has to say about the wedding:

Stephanie and AJ had a beautiful low key wedding. There were only about 30 people total. They didn’t have a bridal party, and only had their very closest of family and friends. It was beautiful and one of my favorite weddings of the year.

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Real Wedding: Tina and Mike’s 25th Anniversary Vow Renewal by The Burks Photography

Real Wedding: Tina and Mike's 25th Anniversary Vow Renewal by Meet the Burks

Today’s real wedding, brought to us by The Burks Photography, is so romantic. What a great way to celebrate a silver anniversary! Here’s what the bride has to say about the big day:

Mike and I met while he was working for my Dad. We secretly admired each other for several months before he finally got up the nerve to ask me out. After dating for a year he asked me to marry him. Six months later we eloped, telling no one we were getting married. It was a surprise to everyone.

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Real Wedding: Marcy and Patrick’s Wedding by Fletcher & Fletcher Photography

Real Wedding: Marcy and Patrick's Wedding by Fletcher & Fletcher Photography

This beautiful mountain wedding by Fletcher & Fletcher Photography, took place at the famous Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC. Enjoy!

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Featured Wedding Invitation Design: Save the Date Collection by Fine Day Press

Featured Wedding Invitiation Design: Save the Date Collection by Fine Day Press

Photo Credit: Pat Furey

This lovely Save the Date collection comes to us from Ashley of Fine Day Press based in New York, NY! Here’s what Ashley has to say about the collection:

We’ve created 10 modern designs that work with your photographs, beautifully printed on luxe thick cardstock and paired with solid color or edge-colored envelopes. We’ve even created super cute, wrap-around address labels that make it easy to get your cards in the mail. And it can all be ordered right through our website.

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