Today we’re debuting a new series — the paper + the event, showcasing the invitation designs and how they tied into the wedding by I’ll Know It When I See It, a design studio based in Vancouver, BC! Enjoy:

Weddings are incredibly personal events and we love it when couples incorporate aspects unique to themselves and their culture into the day. This was the case for Alison + Masa.

The Paper + The Event: Alison + Masa (11)

Alison + Masa wanted to include elements that reflected Masa’s Japanese heritage without being cheesy. We wanted a design that balanced the cultural aspects and the feel of the wedding venue but also fun and modern.

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Real Wedding: Haley + Trevor at Bald Head Island (8)

Another gorgeous real wedding sent over by Invitations by Ajalon, who did their invitations! Meet Haley and Trevor, who got married at Bald Head Island in North Carolina. The light in these photos is just so pretty! We also got a great interview with the couple about their big day — enjoy!

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Can you share with us a bit about your wedding and your inspiration for your celebration?
Our wedding was June 10th, 2012 on Bald Head Island. The ceremony took place outside under a live oak tree on the grassy lawn of “Old Baldy”, the island’s lighthouse. Our goal of the wedding was to integrate the relaxed beach feel with a touch of class (orchids, tuxedos, etc.). We also wanted to make sure everyone had fun, which I think we accomplished with our Jenga guest book, photo booth and DJ!

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Real Wedding: Nicole & Don's Greek Orthodox Wedding By Affairs by Amy (1)

Loving this lovely wedding of Nicole and Don, planned by Amy of Amy June Weddings and Events! She says:

Nicole and Don had a traditional Greek Orthodox celebration followed by an all out bash! Heavy on the drinks, dancing and donuts, a great time was had by all! Keeping the Greek feel, some traditional music was played after cake cutting, and nearly all the guests joined in! The cake even had the couples initial in a gold laurel leaf covered design. Simple and beautiful.

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Enjoy the pretty:

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Real Wedding: Nat & Stu at The Landing in Masterton by Von Photography (19)

Loving today’s gorgeous real wedding set in New Zealand by Von Photography! David tells us about the day:

A couple of weekends ago I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Nat and Stu at The Landing in Masterton. The day dawned hot and sunny, getting up to 27 degrees by midday. The venue was a stunning garden setting with the reception held in a large open sided patio space.

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Attention to detail was amazing. from the hanging flower screen…

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…to the “sideshow” themed reception including a quaint drinks table, signage, table settings (cards with each person’s name on it directed the guests to their seat by following the suit and number and a photobooth complete with a table of props.

See the rest of the wedding photos after the cut!

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Real Wedding: Planning Perfection's Amarae and Milton (85)

I love it when our wedding posts feature the vendors themselves! Amaraé is the Chief Event Strategist & Designer of Planning Perfection, based in Florida, and I’m so happy to run the photos of her wedding to Milton!

We have a ton of details and story — enjoy!

The Love Story… Milton and Amaraé met for the first time at the tender age of 12, while both attended a summer enrichment program. Milton knew that there was a distinct bond that drew them close together and later realized that Amaraé was the very special person that he was longing to meet. Their friendship continued to blossom as they grew from childhood into adolescence.

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After high school graduation they kept in touch, even though both went their separate ways. Milton decided to travel abroad to attend college as a culinary student in West Palm Beach, FL. While Amaraé decided to stay in the U.S. Virgin Islands and attend the local university. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree, Amaraé relocated to Fort Lauderdale to pursue her career and earn a M.B.A. During this time, sparks began to fly! Best friends Milton and Amaraé, have now bloomed into lovers. Each plays an integral role in bringing out the best in each other. Birds of a feather flock truly together!

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Real Wedding: Baylee & Martin's Garden Wedding in Adelaide, Australia (46)

We saw their beautiful summery Australian engagement shoot, and now Baylee & Martin are married! Carly Hack Photography shared with us their beautiful wedding photos, complete with an interview so you can read more about their wedding! Enjoy:

What was your inspiration for your celebration (i.e. what made you choose venues – ceremony & reception)?

We both wanted to get married in a garden, but also wanted to try and pick a venue that (hopefully) none of our friends and family had been to before. We found Wairoa Property through the Bride’s Diary, as it was mentioned as one of the top 10 places for photos. After looking at a few gardens, we visited Wairoa and knew it was where we wanted to get married.

We did want to originally have the whole event in the garden, just put up a marque to have our reception close by, but Wairoa unfortunately no longer allow this (which I can understand), and Martin suggested the Mortlock Library because we both love the look and feel of the room (being into history and books)!

Once we knew we could get both for the same date, we were set!

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Real Wedding: Arianna and Matt on WeddingLovely

Stacey from Stacey & Company is a powerhouse — not only is she a wedding planner, but she does invitations too! See how amazingly her work comes together in the beautiful wedding of Arianna and Matt — gorgeous photos, beautiful stationery, and such a happy looking bridal party and wedding guests. Stacey says:

Dinner al fresco never looked so wonderful! Arianna’s family has been eating at Tra Vigne for years. So they thought it would be a wonderful place to host family and friends for an intimate ceremony and dinner in the courtyard. We loved working with the couple on all of the special touches and LOVED that Matt enjoyed helping with the custom stationery designs.

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See more of the beautiful wedding after the jump!

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Featured Invitation & Real Wedding: Burlesque/Old Hollywood Affair (1)

I love it so much when I’m able to see both the invitations for a wedding and the actual wedding itself — especially in this case, when they tie together so well! Sunny from Puddle Jumpin’ Cards designed these beautiful invitations for Jennifer and Nicole’s burlesque/old hollywood wedding in Portland.

Check out the rest of the invitation photos below, plus pictures from the wedding with notes by Sunny!

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Real Wedding - Michaela and Adam with Invitations by Ajalon (23)

Today’s real wedding was my first ever passed along to me by an stationery company, and one of my favorites too: Invitations by Ajalon! See our interview with them, as well as our studio tour in their lovely Northern California studio.

Even better than just photos, they’ve shared with us this wonderful interview with the couple, Michaela and Adam. I’m loving their style and color scheme of their wedding.

Enjoy!

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Can you share with us a bit about your wedding and your inspiration for your celebration?

Adam and I looked at a few wedding venues before deciding on the Ramsey Golf & Country Club, which is in the town we both grew up in. It was special to us because it felt like home, growing up in that neighborhood and spending so much time there over the years. We knew that the picturesque 19th century stone castle and grounds of the golf course would be a perfect backdrop for our wedding.

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