Real Weddings

Colorful Estes Park, Colorado Wedding
by Christina Child

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When I attended this colorful Estes Park, Colorado wedding last summer I knew it was destined to be featured on the WedPics blog.  Kellie and Rob are *personal friends who live in Vail with their two adorable dogs.  I can say, without a doubt, that this is one of the most beautiful, expertly curated weddings I've ever had the privilege to attend.

Kellie and Rob were roommates in Vail before quickly realizing they were falling for each other.  Four years later they tied the knot in a July ceremony at Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park, which boasts stunning mountains views and a spectacular outdoor & reception space.  Every detail of this this gorgeous wedding was brought together with impeccable style, from the custom watercolor invitation suite, eclectic furniture, table settings, and AMAZING floral arrangements that hung from the reception hall ceiling in hand-crafted macrame hangers.  These two surprised guests with late night Blizzards from Dairy Queen, and closed the night with a hot tub party.

On the wedding day Rob gave the maid of honor a handful of Alex & Ani bracelets to surprise Kellie with throughout the getting ready and first look phase of the day.  She says she wears one or two every day as a fun reminder of the best day ever :)

Kellie's bridal advice is to have fun planning the wedding and not take it for granted because you only get to do it once! "It will turn out magically no matter what because you're standing next to your best friend in marriage."

The wedding was photographed by Laura Murray Photography and wedding planning/design was provided by Milk Glass Productions.

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*Fun fact: One of the dresses that was pulled for me during a recent dress consultation was Kellie's exact reception dress :)  Thank you Kellie for allowing me to feature your wedding - you are a beautiful soul, both inside and out (and I can't wait to see you at my wedding in October!).

Vendors | Band - Dead Winter Carpenters | Wedding Planning & Design - Milk Glass Productions | Photography - Laura Murray Photography | Flowers: Fiori Flowers | Guest book - Velvet Raptor  | Ring boxes - Britt Felton | Photo booth - Shutterbus | Rentals - Eclectic Hive Yonder - Floral and Decor House | Linens - La Tavola Linen | Invite, Programs, Welcome bags, Signage - Lana's Shop | Hair and Make up - Janie Rocek | Cake Intricate Icings | Bridesmaid Dresses - Haley Paige | Wedding Gown -Robert Bullock | Reception Dress - Lian Carlo

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

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 romantic waterfront wedding by Taryn Baxter Photography
by Stephanie

There's nothing more idyllic than a beautiful, sunlit evening on a waterfront in the summer months — except, of course, if you're celebrating a stunning wedding at the same time! Jennifer and Micheal took advantage of the gorgeous summer months in British Columbia to celebrate their wedding day, which was complete perfection from start to finish. Taking place at the Poet's Cove Resort on Pender Island, this romantic waterfront wedding was filled with touches of emerald, a glamorous bride and lots of love and happiness between the couple and their guests!

Jennifer, a graphic designer, even created their invitations and programs — which I have to say is some of the prettiest and most unique wedding paper goods I've seen in a while! Read on to see more of the bride's beautiful wedding day style, their memorable waterfront wedding and stunning photos by Taryn Baxter!

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How fun does their wedding reception look? Jennifer and Michael definitely had a wedding day celebration for the books. Congrats to the happy couple, and thanks to Taryn Baxter for sharing!

Vendors:

Photography: Taryn Baxter | Venue: Poet’s Cove, Pender Island | Hair + Makeup: Ma-Luxe | Videography: Cassie O’Neil CinematographyBride’s Dress: The White Peony | Invitations + Graphic Design: Jennifer Pesant (the Bride!) | Florals: Rook + Rose | Bride’s Earings: Stella + DotBridesmaids Dresses: J. Crew

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