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A sweet and heartfelt wedding by Sage Studios Photography
by Stephanie

Today's wedding is a gorgeous celebration from Sage Studios Photography for wedding backdrops, which took place at The Clubhouse at Patriot Hills in New York. The bride and groom, Maria and Eric, are both teachers with close knit families who came together for an unforgettable wedding day. From the first moments of the bride getting ready to the adorable first dance photos, it's clear these two are crazy about each other!

Don't miss out on seeing more of this sweet and heartfelt wedding with tons of gorgeous details. Read on!

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How romantic is that last photo? Congrats to Maria and Eric, and thanks to Sage Studios Photography for sharing!

Vendors:

Photographer:  Sage Studios Photography | Hair Stylist: AG Beauty Services | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Floral Designer: Floral Fashions | Cake Designer: Homestyle Desserts | Caterer: Inn Credible Caterers | Groomsman Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero | Dress Store: Majesty Bridal | DJ: Much Music | Officiant: Rev. Jim Rooney | Transportation: The Trans Group | Reception Venue: The Clubhouse at Patriot Hills

A chic wedding at the Carondelet House by Katie Pritchard Photo
by Stephanie

Okay, why can't every wedding be as epic as Melanie and Ryan's chic wedding at the Carondelet House??? Yes that's a big statement — but this elegant wedding day has a secret ingredient that you won't see coming! Of course, Melanie and Ryan's day would be perfect even without this big surprise... their impeccable wedding day style, gorgeous and intimate ceremony, and stunning wedding photography by Katie Pritchard is completely swoon worthy. I mean, can you believe Melanie's cloud gray Reem Acra dress?

We really want to tell you the secret... but you'll have to find out just how awesome this wedding is for yourself! Get inspired by every moment and discover the secret sauce to this wedding after the jump!

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Surprise! It's Maroon 5! That's right, Melanie and Ryan's wedding day was one of the celebrations that the band crashed for their "Sugar" music video.

Well, that's definitely a wedding day that I'm sure Melanie, Ryan and their guests will never forget! Oh, and there's no way we're forgetting it anytime soon either — this has to be a new favorite. Congrats to the happy couple, and thanks to Katie Pritchard for sharing these lovely photos!

Vendors:

Photographer: Katie Pritchard Photo | Videographer: Love & You Video | Venue: Carondelet House | Event Coordinator: Burgundy Event Coordinating | Florist: Fanny’s Flowers | Hair & Makeup: Janet Miranda of BE.NYLA | Invitations: Paperless Post | Ice Cream Truck: Coolhaus | Catering: Tres LA | Rentals & Lighting: Chivari Chair Rentals | Shuttle Bus: My Bus Charters | DJ: Smiles Davis of The Flash Dance | Bride’s Dress: Reem Acra | Shoes: Lanvin | Headpiece: Etsy | Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss | Cufflinks: Heirloom | Tie Clip: Etsy

A nature-inspired wedding in Colorado by Brumley and Wells
by Stephanie

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If you're a nature-lover who couldn't dream of getting married anywhere but the great outdoors, we've got the perfect wedding for you today on the blog! Picture this: a beautiful, verdant forest in the mountains of Colorado, a bride with a simple and gorgeous dress, and a dinner party reception for the books. Sound like your type of outdoor wedding day? It certainly was the most magical celebration for Amber and Nate, who were married in a gorgeous, nature-inspired wedding in Colorado.

Their love story is truly special, and their wedding day was captured perfectly by Brumley And Wells. Read on to see more stunning moments from this big day, and to hear more about the couple!

From the Bride:

After our love survived two last years of high school, a year of long distance dating, several near death encounters upon mountain tops, two crazy summers filled with insane work schedules, and a school year spent in Denver, Nate proposed atop the same mountain where he asked me to be his girlfriend. 

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"Our post-wedding happily-ever-after includes plans for a cross country road trip, many early morning coffee dates, revamping our tiny apartment, spur of the moment city park picnics, mountain climbing adventures, late night popcorn binges, and lots of quality family and friend time. You can find the entire proposal story where Nate lost the ring on my personal blog."

How blissfully happy do they look? We can't get enough of those jaw-dropping portraits in the woods — Brumley And Wells are truly amazing when it comes to capturing stunning wedding moments! Congrats to Amber and Nate!

Vendors:

Photographer: Jacob Brooks of Brumley And Wells | Designer/Creative Director/ Stylist: Elsa Jagniecki of Heirlooms Durango | Florals: April Albert of Blossoms Durango  | Paper Goods: Annie Brooks of The Wells Makery | Calligraphy: Annie Brooks of The Wells Makery | Venue: Kairalla Residence | Cake Design: Flour Sack Durango  | Rentals: Flour Sack Durango | Catering: Cynthia Stewart of Harvest Grill And Greens  | Favors: Animas Chocolate Company | Wedding Dress: JCrew  – Manuela | Wedding Shoes: Madewell – The Criss Cross Sightseer Sandal

Cozy wedding lighting ideas for a fall wedding
by Stephanie

There's no easier way to take a wedding ceremony or reception from beautiful to breathtaking than with some cozy wedding lighting! In the fall when the days are getting darker and people are looking for some extra warmth, creative and fun wedding lighting is an especially great way to make the big day unforgettable to your guests. And of course, there's the beautiful wedding photos you're sure to get with pretty, glowing chandeliers, bistro lights or candles. It's really a win-win!

Not sure where to decorate with lights, or what type of lighting to choose? There's tons of options — whether you're looking for an illuminated ceremony backdrop or hanging lights at your reception, these ideas from real weddings are sure to inspire you!

Read on for more beautiful and cozy wedding lighting ideas, perfect for your fall nuptials!

Photo by  Cami Parker  via  Ruffled

Photo by Cami Parker via Ruffled

Photo by  Adriana Klas

Photo by Adriana Klas

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Photo by  Cami Parker  via  Lunss

Photo by Cami Parker via Lunss

Photo by  Aaron Delesie  via  The Knot

Photo by Aaron Delesie via The Knot

How perfect are these wedding lighting ideas? I just love bistro lights — there's nothing that livens up a reception quicker, and if you find some fairly affordable strings you'll be able to keep the lights to give your new home some ambiance as well!

Which of these lighting ideas will you be using? Pin your favorites, and let us know in the comments!

A retro glam wedding at the Ace Hotel Palm Springs by Joel Bedford Photography
by Stephanie

What's not to love about a hip couple that not only has an amazingly stylish wedding day, but an incredibly emotional and sweet one as well? Viv and Frank's retro glam wedding at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs was a beautiful celebration that was visually stunning and celebrated the couple's love in the most perfect way. From the tear-jerking first look to their joyful first dance together, you can tell that this is one couple that is excited to start the rest of their lives together.

Captured beautifully by Joel Bedford, Viv and Frank's wedding is one we're going to be remembering for a long time. Read on for more amazing retro glam wedding inspiration!

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How beautiful is Viv and Frank's love? These two are clearly destined for a long, happy marriage, and will have lots of sweet memories of their wedding day. Congrats to Viv and Frank, and thanks to Joel Bedford for sharing this amazing day!

Vendors:

Photography backdrops: katebackdrop | Event Planning: Rachael Ann Lunghi | Floral Design: Siren Floral Co. | Wedding Dress: lilybridal| Bride's Shoes: Alexander Wang | Bridesmaids' Dresses: FoxBride | Makeup Artist: Nicole Vaisman | Hair Replacement: NewHairLine | DJ: Dart DJs | Groom's Attire: High Society | Ceremony And Reception Venue: Ace Hotel Palm Springs

A whimsical free-spirited wedding by Lara Hotz
by Stephanie

It's always a treat to feature Lara Hotz on Wedding Party — her couples always have the most unique weddings, and today's feature is no exception! The bride and groom, Lara and Jarred, were married in a whimsical, free-spirited wedding celebration with tons of offbeat touches like dreamcatchers, lovely lighting and the best dance party ever. Seriously, this couple can really break it down!

From the emotional first look to the last moments of their fun-filled reception, this couple truly celebrated their personalities, relationship, and community with this special wedding day. There's just too many amazing moments in this wedding to do it justice, so read on (and don't miss) this whimsical celebration!

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Be still our hearts — this wedding isn't just visually stunning, it's also incredibly romantic, isn't it? Congrats to Lara and Jarred, and thanks to Lara Hotz for sharing!

Vendor:

Event coordinator: Glenda Graff | Photographer: Lara Hotz | Videographer: The White Tree | Venue: Sydney Polo Club | Rabbi: Benji Levy | Dress: Dress Bridal, Strand Arcade | Suit: P Johnson Tailors | Florist: Sam Cox | Rings: Raphael Jewellers, Strand Arcade, Jeff Einstein | Caterer: Amaze in Taste (Felicia & Stan Kahn) | Band: Ilan Kidron, Steve Clisby | Lighting: Glenda Graff | Tipi company: Glenda Graff | Made of honor dress: Bridesmaids Only | Make up: Cassie Mendoza-Jones | Hair: Bryoni's Hair

A charming Sonoma wedding by Brumley and Wells
by Stephanie

A wedding is many things — a beginning to a fulfilling marriage, a big party for family and friends, a milestone in life — which is why when a wedding day comes together in an absolutely beautiful way, there's really nothing better! Today's charming Sonoma wedding was one such momentous occasion, which celebrated the love of the bride and groom, Grace and Brandon, in a special and intimate way.

Words won't really do this elegant and sophisticated day justice, so we'll just hop right into this stunning day, captured by Brumley And Wells, with a few words from the bride!

From The Bride…

"Brandon and I met at our grad school orientation in San Francisco. After a handsome stranger approached me and introduced himself, I nervously bumbled my way through a conversation with him. Luckily, Brandon was swept away by my awkward charm, and I was happy to discover that he was as kind and hilarious as he was good looking. We quickly and easily became friends, and then more than that. We were both pursuing Masters degrees in Sport Management and, as avid sports fans, many of our relationship milestones occurred on the hallowed grounds of Bay Area sports venues: our first time hanging out outside of class; our first date; the night we became official. And then, after celebrating our first dating anniversary at the ballpark, Brandon proposed to me as post-game fireworks exploded in the background."

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"We knew our wedding day would be important to us because we would have the chance to proclaim our love to each other in front of those who matter most to us – and we wanted to take full advantage of the fact that everyone we love would be together for an evening. We set out to plan a wedding that was classic, romantic, fun, and unique all at once. When we found Cornerstone, we fell in love with the venue – the vineyard lawn, the beautiful dinner tent, and, most of all, the gorgeous garden barn."

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"Not many couples had used the barn as a ceremony site, but we couldn’t resist using it as a chapel and, after dinner, repurposing it into a reception area. When I walked down the aisle, all my eyes could see was my sweet future husband waiting for me at the end, so it has been wonderful to look back on the photographs and see the barn in its ceremonial glory. The rose petals lining the aisle, the beautiful wildflower-style bouquets and arrangements, the antique white tables and chairs against the brown wood of the barn, just how stunning my bridesmaids looked. The images take my breath away."

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"Brandon and I have to brag that dinner was bomb, and our friends and family definitely held down the dance floor! Time flies when you’re enjoying yourself – and when we pulled away from the venue as the reception wrapped up, we looked at each other and said 'Did that really just happen?' "

"We were hoping to make our celebration memorable for everyone involved – and in the end, the day was all that Brandon and I dreamed it would be. No worries, no stress – just truly the best day ever with the best people."

A huge congrats to Grace and Brandon — for a beautiful wedding, and for the beginning of a wonderful marriage! Thanks to Brumley And Wells for the photos, let us know your favorite moment in the comments!

Vendors:

Photography: Brumley And Wells | Wedding Coordinator: Dandelion Events | Floral Design: Tesoro Flowers | Cake: Crisp Bakeshop | Ceremony Venue: Cornerstone Sonoma | Reception Venue:Cornerstone Sonoma | Catering: Alex's Catering | DJ: Julian Pierce | Photo Lab: Mammum Film Lab | Photobooth: Night Owl Photobooth

A sweet southern chapel wedding by Southern Jewel Photography
by Stephanie

Today's celebration is a beautiful, classic wedding day that reminds us what weddings are all about — the marriage of two people! Ellis and Heath's sweet southern chapel wedding was intimate and down to earth. Captured beautifully by Southern Jewel wedding Photography backdrops, it's clear that these two are over the moon about marrying each other! Some words from the photographer...

"This wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect! The sun was shining, the temperature was great (considering it’s May in South Carolina!), and there was a breeze that was swift enough to cool us off when it did get warm. Heath and Ellis chose the beautiful back drop of Collins Ole Towne in Central, SC for their wedding day.

From their first look to the sweet words during the ceremony, Heath and Ellis’s love radiated throughout the day.

Read on for more beautiful southern wedding inspiration!

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How adorable are they (and how delicious does that cake look)? We're all over how sweet this wedding day is — congrats to Heath and Ellis, and a big thanks to Southern Jewel Photography for sharing!

Vendors:

Photographer:  Southern Jewel Photography | wedding gown: luckybridals | wedding veil:bestweddingveil  | 360 lace wigs :addcolo | Cake Designer:Publix Bakery