Real wedding: Georgia + Calvin

bowties and groomsmen

This stylish couples wedding started out traditional, but afterwards they hit up a local coffee shop with their bridal party to decompress and take some rad pictures…be sure to check out the bridesmaids jumpsuits!

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From the bride:

We were introduced by a mutual friend at a church evening service. I thought nothing of Calvin’s friendly nature until he added me on Facebook a few weeks later and struck up a conversation, where the topic found it’s way to good coffee, followed by a coffee date invite. Calvin proposed on the beach where we had shared our first kiss. It was a fitting and romantic idea, though I think he was counting on it being a clear and moonlit night… unfortunately it was pitch black and he ended up proposing via the light of his iPhone – very romantic haha.

On our wedding day, it was important that we did something that was uniquely us. We wanted to keep it simple, with venues that were stunning on their own right. The church was important for both our faith reasons and its architectural wonder. The outfits of the bridal parties are reflective of our own styles and interests and we were so lucky to do our photos at Good One coffee because coffee is something we enjoy doing together all the time and the interior of the cafe is fantastic.


Photographer: Chasewild
Florist: Willoughby Road
Ceremony Venue: St. Matthews
Reception: James Events
Dress: Hera Bridal
Shoes: Tony Bianco
Make up and hair: Kaitlin Chapman
Bridesmaid dresses: ASOS
Grooms and groomsmen: Barkers

[images from Chasewild]

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Real wedding: Erin + Jon

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From the bride:
Jon and I started dating long distance, but our relationship flourished when we decided to be together in Brooklyn, New York. While we shared friends in Chicago and I had familial ties to Richmond, VA, New York had to be the place we said, “I do.” Our goal was to create a day with our close family and friends that allowed us to be present of mind, remembering each moment and why we’re taking this step in our relationship. What better way to connote that intention then by sharing one of our favorite meals overlooking the city that brought us together. The Wythe captured our aesthetic and energy as a couple and the boozy brunch added to the moody weather day, making it altogether perfect. When it comes to my bridal style, I didn’t want to feel artificial and calculated. Rather, I wanted to feel classic, relaxed and elegant with a little bit of sass and cheekiness. A blush dress with flowing lines allowed me to experiment with different accessories and create a look all my own.
Dress: Used from Urban Set Bride in Richmond, VA and beautifully altered to my liking by Sandra Usherov in Brooklyn.
Flowers: Park Delicatessen in Brooklyn, NY
Headpiece: Percy Handmade
Hair by: Christina Crosthwaite of Fringe Salon in Chicago
Location + food: Wythe Hotel // Food and Booze from Wythe
Donut Tower: Dough Donuts

[images from Our Love Is Loud]

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Real wedding: Nina + Gerrett

moody bouquet

Low key was the way to be for this Brooklyn couple…I just love how easy restaurant weddings are!

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From the bride:
Gerrett and I met in the most New York way possible (at the bar where he worked, of course), that it was only fitting we honor that with a low key Brooklyn wedding. As a professional event producer, I’ve always been of the opinion that creating the right feeling makes for the most memorable experiences. We opted to keep it simple with beautiful details. Gobs of candles, soft lighting, warm colors, rustic textures, gorgeous flowers, nothing too fussy. In foregoing many of the traditional wedding things we stayed really true to our own personal style. Getting to walk around our Red Hook neighborhood for pictures to jump over to Gowanus for the ceremony and party made it all feel totally authentic to our life together. It was the best day because we got to focus on just being in the moment together, rather then being held to tradition that didn’t suit us. Plus an insane dance party created by a rockin’ DJ.

Venue: The Pines, BK
Rings: Erica Weiner
Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Shoes: Pierre Hardy
Jewelry: Vintage
Groom’s Attire: JCrew
Floral: Alyssa Leanne Hoppe
Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar

[images from Our Love is Loud]

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Real wedding: Ashley + Andrew

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A sparkly dress and chic venue high above Toronto make this wedding at perfect 10 in my book!

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Ashley and Andrew were married in an intimate ceremony at Toronto’s Spoke Club on King Street West. Both Ashley and Andrew are the effortlessly cool kind of people we all hope to be, and their wedding reflected just that. They walked each other down the aisle and kept things simple with no wedding party, and only their closest friends and family in attendance. Neither Ashley nor Andrew opted to wear traditional wedding garb, instead both dressing as themselves for a day that was about how they valued each other as two strong individuals choosing to spend their lives together. The roof top ceremony was followed by plenty of fun, food, and drinks with their friends and family well into the night, including a song from the couple themselves performed just for their guests. Their wedding happened to coincide with the end of the Pan-Am games which were hosted in Toronto this year, resulting in a spectacular firework show from the CN Tower to only add an extra element of wonderful to the wedding!

Venue: The Spoke Club
Hair: Nicole Graftner
Flowers: The Rose Mint
Stationary: Part and Parcel Press
Cakes and Cupcakes: The Pursuit of Frosting

[images from Isos Photography]

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Elopement: Lisa + Nick

sass & bide wedding dress

Is this couple stylish or what?  Lisa & Nick traveled all the way to NYC from London to elope in Central Park with their closest family and friends this past June for a stunning outdoor affair.

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Getting Ready: Wythe Hotel
Dress: Sass & Bide
Shoes: Jimmy Choo

[images from Monika Photography]

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