Beautiful Outdoor Barn Wedding | Harding & Petrino

Beautiful Outdoor Barn Wedding

Petrino & Harding planned their outdoor barn wedding perfectly & of course the rain was not in their plans. So when the morning of their long-awaited wedding finally came & the skys were gray the beautiful bride stepped into her gown, slipped on her heels and took a deep breath. She then headed down the grassy aisle to start her forever & not one drop of rain fell. When she met the eyes of her groom she saw everything she needed with his love, care & friendship looking back at her & they said their “I Do’s” in front of all of their family & friends that beautiful perfect day.

As they say it’s good luck for rain to come on your wedding day & just as the forecast said it did rain for Harding & Petrino but it held out until reception time. Sometimes you have to make the best out of the unexpected & live in the moment.

These stunning photos from Alicia Ann Photographers shows they did exactly that. The Barns at Wesleyan Hills, Connecticut was the perfect setting for the start of their lives together.

Beautiful Outdoor Barn Wedding

Beautiful Outdoor Barn Wedding

Beautiful Outdoor Barn Wedding

Beautiful Outdoor Barn Wedding

Beautiful Outdoor Barn Wedding

Beautiful Outdoor Barn Wedding

Beautiful Outdoor Barn Wedding

other participating vendors:

Floral: Confetti LLC

Hair & Makeup: Looks by China

DJ: Music in Motion

Bakery: Nora Cupcakes & Wildflour Confectio

Modern Nautical Wedding Inspirational Styled Shoot

Modern Nautical Wedding Inspiration

Planning a seaside soirée? Take a cue from this styled shoot, they totally nailed the nautical theme using cool hues, oyster shell accents and so much …

 

Nautical Wedding Inspiration

Nautical Wedding Inspiration

Nautical Wedding Inspiration

Nautical Wedding Inspiration

Nautical Wedding Inspiration

Modern Nautical Wedding Inspiration

Nautical Wedding Inspiration

Modern Nautical Wedding Inspiration

Nautical Wedding Inspiration

Brandon and Jessica {our models featured here} love adventure. They currently are videographers and have traveled the world together.

Photographer:  Inspiration Photography by Linds//Apparel: Brackish Bowties //Signage: Claire Magnolia//Event Venue: Legacy Lodge at Lake Lanier Islands Resort//Makeup Artist: Lovetta Beauty //Calligrapher: Olive Juice Press//Ring Designer: Staghead Designs//Floral Designer: The Botanical Studio // Floral Design//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Lavish Destination Wedding in Mexico | Claudia and Richard

Lavish Destination Wedding in Mexico

We can not get over this amazing venue called Xcaret Park in Riviera Maya, Mexico.  Both the ceremony and reception are lavish and spectacular captured perfectly by Juan Euan.  Thank you Claudia and Richard for sharing your special day with our society!

Destination Wedding in Mexico

How amazing is this pattern on Claudia’s second dress.

Destination Wedding in Mexico

Destination Wedding in Mexico

Destination Wedding in Mexico

Destination Wedding in Mexico

Destination Wedding in Mexico

Destination Wedding in Mexico

The Bride Society

Destination Wedding in Mexico

Destination Wedding in Mexico

Destination Wedding in Mexico

 

Vendors: Photographer:  Juan Euan//Floral Designer:Euforia y Corazón //Event Designer: Eventos Euforia//Dress Designer:Jovani//Dress Designer:Maggie Sottero//Hair Stylist:Styling Trio Riviera Maya//Makeup Artist:Styling Trio Riviera Maya//Event Venue: Xcaret Park//Cake Designer: Zaira Marcos//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Chicago Engagement | Ali & Andrew’s West Loop Engagement

Chicago Engagement

There is always something special and captivating about a city engagement shoot, and Chicago’s West Loop is one of our favorites. With its colorful streets & alleyways filled with murals, the West Loop has so many fun nooks & crannies perfect for two love birds who love to explore!

Ali & Andrew met in middle school & over the years have developed a beautiful friendship which grew into a deep love & connection. They will be saying “I Do” next August at the Classic Standard Club in Chicago, IL.

Chicago Engagement

Chicago Engagement

Chicago Engagement

Thank you so much Ashley Hamm Photography for these beautiful photos! Congratulations to Ali & Andrew on their engagement!

 

 

What can you expect from your wedding in Bali?

What can you expect from your wedding in Bali?

Still doubting whether or not you should get married in Bali? It is a big decision, indeed! Yes, Bali is a little paradise, but it is so far away, how can you really know what to expect from a wedding in Bali? Yes, it is indeed one of the most popular wedding destinations in the world but isn’t that exactly what spoils the magic? Is Bali still as beautiful as it once was? Let’s have a look at what you can expect from your wedding in Bali, the pro’s and con’s, the good, the bad and the ugly before you cut the knot.

 

The cons

Well, with the increasing flow of tourists, expats and honeymooners traveling to Bali Island, the island is getting more crowded. Especially in populair places such as Seminyak and Ubud, it is easy to get stuck in traffic jams turning a 1-hour trip into a 3 hour journey traveling at a snail’s pace. Also, the villa business is booming. More and more private villas and hotels have popped out of the ground, this means construction work, ocean views blocked and competition which in many cases doesn’t do the quality of service much good. Quite annoying things but with the right help, they can be avoided.

 

The Pros

Despite the booming villa and hotel businesses and the increasing amount of tourists every year, Bali Island remains of significant beauty and the magic of the Hindu cultures still roams the island everywhere. There are hidden beaches, temples and waterfalls, roads through the rice paddies where you most likely won’t meet anyone else, high ocean cliffs with views to take your breath away and within this raw beautiful landscape, there are outstanding luxury resorts and private pool villa’s found – away from the hustle and bustle, away from the traffic and the noise, from construction work and still not too far out if you don’t want it to be. These are the places for dream weddings in Bali and you will be surprised to find out how affordable these gorgeous hidden gems are. A great pick is the Bali based The Seven Agency, praised for their personal touch and expert service, their signature all-inclusive tailor-made wedding packages and their affordable rates.

 

Yes, I Do

So now we know, there are plenty of spectacular wedding venues around, you just need to know where and how to find them. Here comes the catch – it is very hard to find these magical places by yourself if you are not living on the island. But not to worry, as Bali is such as popular wedding destination, there are plenty of wedding agency’s around to make your dream wedding happen. The second catch is that you have to carefully choose which agency you join hands with in order not to be disappointed in the end. Luckily, it’s not that hard – just make sure they have many years of experience and a whole lot of trustable reviews. If you know what you want regarding location, atmospheres, views and amenities, The Seven Agency knows where to find it. Have a look at their wedding packages to find inspiration and ideas for your own wedding. Be sure to check out their reviews as well!

 

In the end, it is all up to you newlyweds to be to decide. Is it a yes or a no to Bali Island? Do remember that you are only getting married once, so be sure to make it as unforgettable as can be!

Airplane Wedding in the Sky

Airplane Wedding in the Sky

Love is in the air… on a flight to nowhere! The golden era of travel and the magic of the world’s most experienced airline takes off for the wonderful world of weddings. “Say Hello to Pan Am!” With the timeless décor of the 1970s inflight experience combined with First Class service, the Pan Am Experience brings a couple’s “I Do’s” to a whole new altitude.

Based in Los Angeles at Air Hollywood – the film location for inflight scenes from Bridesmaids, The Wolf of Wall Street, and many more of our favorite movies and television series – founder, Talaat Captan and film & television aviation prop master, Anthony Toth, together launched the Pan Am Experience – a service that promises patrons to “relive the magic of flying onboard a luxurious Pan Am 747.”

Within Air Hollywood’s unique aviation-themed film studio, an exact interior replica of a Pan Am Boeing 747 sits, complete with both the First & Clipper Class Cabins and Pan Am’s famous Upper Deck Dining Room. The airplane is outfitted with all the furnishing of this golden era of travel, including the classical spiral staircase that connects First Class to the Upper Deck as well as all the cabin décor that made the airplane so special, including authentic China, linens, and stemware from Pan Am.

From engagement photos to wedding ceremonies and all those special moments in between, couples on the journey to destination I do can “Expect More From Pan Am” as the Pan Am Experience provides an unforgettable experience on the most important day of their lives.

Pan Am Wedding

Pan Am Wedding

Airplane Wedding

Airplane Wedding

Airplane Wedding

Airplane Wedding

Airplane Wedding

Airplane Wedding

Airplane Wedding

Airplane Wedding

Airplane Wedding

Airplane Wedding

Airplane Wedding

Airplane Wedding

Airplane Wedding

 

Airplane Wedding

Travel Theme Wedding

 

City Engagement

City Engagement

 

Seriously, even if you’re not a city kind of person, these photos may make you love it! Olivia and Randy are stunning on the rooftops and well twirling around town in Texas.

city engagement ideas

City Engagement

City Engagement

City Engagement Ideas

 

Photographer:  Raeleigh Photography//Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Modern Elegant Canadian Wedding

Modern Elegant Canadian Wedding

Andrea and Nikolas’s gorgeous wedding at the Chatham Armouries was the epitome of a modern, elegant wedding.  From the black tie tuxes to the beautiful Allure bridal gown it was an elegant Canadian affair.  Below are a few of our favorite images from their wedding.

Modern Elegant Canadian Wedding

Modern Elegant Wedding

Modern Elegant Wedding

Modern Elegant Canadian Wedding

Modern Elegant Wedding

Modern Elegant Wedding

Modern Elegant Wedding

Modern Elegant Wedding

Ontario Wedding

Photographer: John Lyons  // Make-Up: Jaclyn Rottier  //  Reception Venue: Chatham Armouries // Flowers: B’s Hive Thamesville  //  Decorator: To Suit Your Fancy // Wedding Dress Designer: Allure  // Wedding Dress Boutique: Nicholas & Elizabeth, London, ON // Disc Jockey: Corbett Productions  //  Videographer: Brightside Films  //  Photo Booth: Photostars, Cambridge

Romantic Trash the Dress in Mexico

Surprise The Groom On Your Wedding Day

Surprise The Groom On Your Wedding Day

Weddings. It is that day that most women have dreamed of since they first understood what marriage was since they first got their hands on a picture-perfect size -2 Barbie doll, and since they could first use their imagination. From that day on the wedding-book starts to fill with ideas about everything, from the venue to the dress, the guests to the humidity levels; all of it gets planned in uncompromising detail. But one thing is usually missing; your groom may like a little romance too.

 

Yes. We said. Your groom may well be a sucker for the more romantic things in life; after all, we now live in a day and age where men can embrace their emotions (thank you, The Smiths). So why not go and retrieve your wedding book, find a little bit of blank page and fill it with little ideas for little presents you can surprise your man to be with? After all, it is going to be the most important day of his life too. Okay second, the time his team won the Super Bowl is the first. Or that time where Jack Nicholson signed his face on a night out. Either way, your wedding day is going to be in his top 3, and that means you should mark it with a little to surprise gift to make it that much more special. Awwwww.

Surprise The Groom On Your Wedding Day

Something More Traditional

This is often the way people go. They want something that will fit in with the whole vibe of the wedding, something traditional that goes with the flow and will be remembered even when you are both old and losing your marbles. The question is, what is traditional and classy and right for your fella?

Well, you can never go wrong with a watch. Seriously. You could splash all of your savings on a Patek Philippe (which he’ll never own, he’ll just look after it for the next generation) or you could spend $15 on a classic Casio watch, both of which would tick the watch box. You could even get him a pocket watch. Whatever you go with, add a little engraving to it, both of your initials, or the date, or the chat up line he used; something personal.

 

Jewelry. So you and he walked 36 miles of high street in search of your perfect wedding ring, and you didn’t stop the hunt until you found the one. But what about wedding bands for men, did you even once consider that? Okay, that was a bit judgy. You probably did but, men being men, he probably wasn’t that fussed and just said something completely unromantic like, “oh, just surprise me on the day.” So surprise him with some gorgeous and striking and personal and him, so very him. Why not get his favorite movie quote engraved on the inside too, unless that quote is by Tony Montana and goes, “All I have in this world is my balls and my word and I don’t break ‘em for no one.”Something A Little More Personal

A big favorite in the personal category is a hip flask. We’re not sure why this is, as far as you’re aware, marriage to you will be utter bliss, so why he would need to sneak off for a stress-smashing snifter is confusing. Nonetheless, it is considered a top gift. The great thing about this idea is the variation; there is the old school style of a 1920s gent or you can get one with a sleek twist for the contemporary-embracing modern man. Then just get it engraved and fill it with a drop of his favorite hooch and voila, you’ve made his day.

Another winning present and one that you would love too are getting him a piece of personal artwork made up. There are tons of ideas littered across the time-snatching platform that is Pinterest, but one of our favorites is the idea of framing a vinyl of your first song with a couple of wedding details added for good measure. Or why not get those silly photo booth pictures you guys got on your second date printed out, blown up and framed? That’s a winner.

 

Something He Will Really Love

You know your man better than anyone, and that means you probably knows what he loves best in this world, so why not treat him to it. What do we mean by this? Come on, we mean to get him floor tickets to the next Lakers game, buy him a season ticket to his beloved Patriots, or send him to see his guilty pleasure in concert (cough, John Mayer). Why not send him and his boys away to Ozzyfest for a weekend. What more can a girl do to say she loves her man? Answer: nothing.

Something For The Honeymoon

Your first night as a married couple is going to go down in your own private history. It is going to be etched into your memories of one another for eternity, so why not make it memorable for how goddamn sexy you looked and surprise him with some classy, sassy and saucy underwear. Chances are, you have this incredibly vivid expectation of how that first night of passion will go, and chances are it won’t live up to expectation. He’ll hit your head on the doorframe as he carries you into the hotel room, or you’ll both fall asleep due to a food coma, or drink too much and, you know, there’ll be downstairs problems. But while these memories will make you laugh one day, the image of you in something saucy and the fact you did for him will be the best present ever. Trust us. Or, of course, you can go one step further and make that image last forever (literally) with a boudoir photo shoot, something you can slip into a little box of personal things foolishly labeled “For Your Eyes Only’, which will inevitably grab the attention of anyone else that ever stumbles across it. But hey ho. At least you looked fantastic.

 

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