romantic wedding portrait

romantic wedding portrait

Today’s real wedding brought to us by Bellagala (Saint Paul, MN) is a cozy, intimate city wedding with understated elegant details! Here’s Bellagala to tell us more:

Julia & Ben wanted an intimate, vintage wedding. They fell in love with Aster Cafe’s charm and uniqueness. Their vintage style came together seamlessly with gorgeous florals and navy, blush and ivory accents.

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Wedding Photo Inspiration

Wedding Photo Inspiration

  • Monday’s interview was with Jacki of ThirstyNest (New York, NY), a brilliant wedding registry focused on wine and spirits! Full Q+A.
  • Don’t worry, be happy! Boost your confidence with this list of ways to stay calm and keep spirits high while wedding planning by Will Williams Meditation (London).
  • Get to know jewelry designer Kelly Morgen, Owner of Kelly Morgen Jewelry (San Francisco, CA) in Tuesday’s interview, right here.
  • MUST-SEE alert! Pumpkin-styled everything, seasonal blooms, autumnesque tablescapes, homemade pies… Ahh yes, Fall is here lovelies and we’re celebrating with 20 lovely Fall wedding ideas + inspiration.
  • Wednesday’s snow-kissed winter barn wedding by Mason Photography (Washington, DC) is so gorgeous and rustic. Peep inside!
  • Two barn weddings in a row! Heartwarming and oh so rustic chic, we’re sure you’ll also enjoy this enchanted barn wedding in Wisconsin by Erin Johnson Photography (Minneapolis, MN).
  • Today’s lavish and utterly romantic opera house styled shoot filled with blush and gold details comes to us from Cathy’s Elegant Events (Certified Lovely Vendor in Hudson, NY). Check it out!
  • Bonus: Looking for a photographer in Michigan? WeddingLovely is proud to recommend Sydney Marie Photography, another one of our Certified Lovely Vendors! Head on over to her profile for more info.

Have a lovely weekend,
~Your WeddingLovely Team

Thank You Gift for Bridesmaids

Thank You Gift for Bridesmaids

Today’s lovely post comes to us from Danielle, writer for relationship blogs such as The Eternity Rose. Danielle runs a successful at home business and in her spare time she enjoys horse riding! Enjoy:

Your wedding will no doubt be one of the most (if not, the most) special event of your life. A lot of blood, sweat and tears, however, go into making sure the day goes off without a hitch. As such, your bridesmaids are the people you hold dear, the chosen ones tasked to monitor the finer details and combat the pressure. They stand beside you throughout the entire journey. That’s why it’s important to show your appreciation for them. Here are a few tidbits of advice for when it comes time to buying your bridesmaids a gift:

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romantic wedding portrait in front of a blooming tree

This lavish and utterly romantic styled shoot come to us from Cathy’s Elegant Events, based in Hudson, NY! Here’s Cathy to tell us more:

Everyone is very excited to see The Hudson Opera Houses, which is New York States oldest surviving theater, new 8.5 million dollar restoration. This beautiful historically saturated landmark was the perfect setting for this styled shoot. I can’t wait to do real weddings here!

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bride and groom kissing in a field

Rustic chic details abound in this heartwarming barn wedding brought to us by Erin Johnson Photography, based in Minneapolis, MN! Here’s Megan, the lovely bride, to tell us more:

We both knew we wanted to get married in a Barn. The question was which barn. We looked all over Minnesota and Wisconsin, visiting at least 20 different venues. Nothing really stuck out until Dan came across The Enchanted Barn. As soon as I saw the website, I have a feeling that that was the place we were going to start our lives together. We went to visit the barn and it was a done deal. The location was perfect, in between his hometown and my hometown, closer to me so it was easy to make plans, and smack dab in the middle of the country. I consider it a “tiny diamond in a hay stack”.

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snowy winter wedding portrait

This gorgeous rustic winter wedding comes to us from Mason Photography, based in Washington, DC! Here’s more about the wedding from Mason Photography:

There are weddings where even while you’re photographing, you think to yourself “this is special”. For Chris and Melissa’s snowy Barn at Klines Mill Wedding, there were SO MANY of those special moments. From the tear-filled vows that Chris gave from the heart, to the speech Melissa’s father gave, and of course the fun of shooting in the snow. The entire day, my heart and memory cards were full.

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Fall Wedding Ideas and Inspiration

Ahh yes, you can feel the warmth already!

Fall is upon us, lovelies… and what better way to celebrate than with pumpkin-styled everything, gorgeous falling leaves, autumnesque decor, dark red and orange florals, warm apple cider, homemade pies and cozy blankets?

… so if you’re planning a Fall wedding (or simply love the season as much as we do), gather all your senses and take a journey with us through this popular time to wed!

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Meet a Wedding Jeweler in San Francisco, CA: Kelly Morgen Jewelry (4)

Today’s interview is with jewelry designer Kelly Morgen, Owner of Kelly Morgen Jewelry, based in San Francisco, CA!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I have been bringing stories to life since 2005! I create each of my unique goddess necklaces using the ancient techniques of the Italian masters, with whom I studied in Florence. Every piece tells a empowering story of love, passion, creativity, healing, and more. Much like talismans of old, my necklaces are designed to be worn throughout the course of your life, lending strength and inspiration to your expression of you. I also bring my training with a Cherokee shaman and silversmith to my art, wedding a legacy of fine craftsmanship to healing intention. I use a traditional jeweler’s hand-saw and flame torch, as well as the maritime art of scrimshaw to carve my goddesses’ faces onto recycled piano keys. My work has been featured in international art magazine Ornament as well as fine art galleries worldwide, celebrity collections, and the Russell-Cotes Museum in England. I was officially licensed in 2015 by the Mucha family to carry on the art nouveau style of Alphonse Mucha, the father of the Art Nouveau movement.

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How to Get Rid of Wedding Stress

How to Get Rid of Wedding Stress

Today’s lovely partnered post is written by Holly Ashby at Will Williams Meditation, a meditation centre who help people achieve a state of calm and reduce anxiety through Vedic meditation in London. Enjoy!

There aren’t many people who wouldn’t have a wobble while wedding planning. Apart from the stress of wedding planning, you can worry that you simply aren’t up to the job or that everyone will be bored or something will go wrong on your big day. Many brides also feel a lot of pressure to look inhumanly lovely, find the perfect dress, and put on the best event anyone has ever been invited to. With such big expectations, it can be hard to avoid a crisis of confidence! A bit of a confidence boost as you prepare to get married could be just the thing you need.

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Meet a Wedding Vendor in New York, NY: ThirstyNest (8)

hands of young people toasting with champagne glasses

Today’s wedding vendor interview is with Jacki of ThirstyNest (New York, NY) a brilliant wedding registry focused on wine and spirits! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I actually grew up in the wine industry so I’ve known the right glassware to use since I was ten years old. That lead to me falling in love with the wine world and inevitably working in it for many years to come. I eventually received my advanced degree from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust and spent over a decade working in various facets over the years.

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