A Sunday kind of Love ...

Feb 28, 2010


Rendezvous for brunch at Le Meurice Hotel? ... Let's!

{Image via French Blue via Google}

Simple elegance on Edisto Island

Feb 27, 2010


This wedding captures the epitome of simple elegance ... from the secluded Edisto Island surroundings to the natural tablescape and simple wedding cake ... I'm loving every detail of this intimately rustic beach wedding! See more from the beautiful day here.

{Photographer: King Street Studios}

Februrary Fridays with Merci NY: Room to Wedding, p. 4

Feb 26, 2010

So pleased to welcome back Jacqueline Weppner from the always lovely Merci New York blog to chat with us one last time this month! It's all yours, Jacqueline:

Hello everyone! For Merci New York's last guest post, I wanted to pick a designer with a polished Manhattan presence and a practical sensibility for tradition, so of course Charlotte Moss immediately came to mind. Charlotte's elegant aesthetic suits the classic bride in so many ways - she's absolutely timeless. For more on Charlotte, be sure to check out this fabulous interview with New York Social Diary.

The room inspiration - designed by Charlotte Moss:

 
 ... And the beautifully translated wedding board:
 

Photo Credits:
Row one: Pink Rose: unknown via http://www.flickr.com/; Vases; Sitting room;
Row two: Vintage Books: Jessica Claire via The Sweetest Occasion; Model in Cabana: Emily McGregor; Invitations: Mew Paper Arts
Row three: Dress; Fan; Tablescape: Petrina Tinslay

 
Additional ideas {from left to right}:
Flowers: Petrina Tinsley; Cake; Dress: Oscar de la Renta photographed by Danny Weiss; Favors

It has been a pleasure sharing every Friday with you! Many thanks to Sarah for the fabulous opportunity!

Thanks so much for stopping by every Friday this month, Jacqueline! It was such a treat and please know you're always welcome back!

And if you're a NYC bride looking for a chic wedding planning resource, do stop by Jacqueline's fabulous blog - it's always filled with fabulously localized inspiration and tips! Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

Hope + Jonathan's intimate and charming wedding in Alberta, Canada

Feb 25, 2010

Hope and Jonathan wed in the small mountain resort town of Banff in Alberta, Canada, and chose to keep things extremely intimate by inviting only 25 of their closest friends and family. Together, they focused on lots of special DIY elements to create a beautifully organic and homespun look. Let's take a look:


Tell us about your wedding style:
Classic with a whimsical twist; we both love vintage and antique treasures but we like to mix those elements with the unexpected so that it doesn't come off as stuffy or too old fashioned. We picked the Banff Springs Hotel for the ceremony and reception so we could be surrounded by an elegant and historical venue throughout the day. It was important to us that our wedding be relatively simple and intimate. We wanted to have the chance to spend time with all our guests, so we had only 25 of our closest friends and family there with us.

Personal Touches:
My personal style is ultra feminine with a sexy sweet twist and it was very important to me to find a wedding dress that perfectly represented that. My dress had a sexy silhouette but the most beautiful lace detailing that looked as though it could have come off of an antique gown. The dress came with a cream colored ribbon but I had it changed to that gorgeous faded-pink champagne color because I was determined to have a touch of color on my gown.

I've always been making things, and my wedding was going to be no exception! I made everything I was capable of making: favors, votives, invitations, programs, boutonnieres, bouquets, flower arrangements and my feathered fascinator. Our main decor element was born out of a sweet story from our dating relationship. I once commented to Jon how I loved pussywillows because they reminded me of the bush that had grown in my backyard when I was a little girl. He said as a child he'd liked to pop the soft buds off the branches and rub a handfull of them against his face. Several months later for my birthday he brought me a bouquet of my favorite flower, pink tulips, and rather than the typical greenery he'd asked them to add some sprigs of pussywillows. When it came time to talk about flowers for the wedding, we both agreed that we didn't want to spend a fortune and we wanted something unique. I got the idea to make pussywillow bouquets for the bridesmaids, the flower girl and for the reception room tables. The only exception was the bridal bouquet as I had always wanted to hold a lush pink bunch of flowers on my wedding day. I tied my bouquet myself the night before (I'm not sure I'd recommend this to anyone but a control freak like myself as it is quite stressful!) and incorporated bunches of white feathers instead of greenery and the antique cameo I inherited from my late great aunt.

I also made the guys' boutonnieres out of pussywillow sprigs, feathers and vintage millinery stamens I found on etsy. Those were one of my favorite elements...the soft silvery pussywillows fit perfectly with our pink, grey and black color scheme and they didn't look like any other boutonnieres I'd ever seen. These various pussywillow projects were the result of Jon and I going out several times in his truck to the woods around our house and cutting down massive swathes of pussywillows in waist high snow (and by we, I mean I sat in the truck and pointed which bushes were good, and Jon waded out and cut them!) I then spent the remainder of the spring and summer sorting, clipping and pruning pussywillows and turning them into various creations. This was a HUGE job and not for the faint of heart, but it saved us a ton of money and looked so whimsical and fun. Other vintage elements of the day included the feathered hair fascinator I made for myself using a vintage rhinestone brooch, and the vintage tie pin I found for Jon after hours of searching on ebay. I also ordered him a pair of dirtbike cufflinks (his own personal passion!) engraved with his initials as a surprise.

We didn't want to light candles, or pour sand or write our own vows. We went with a mix of traditional ceremonies that had a nod to our religious roots and families' beliefs, but we also wanted an element that spoke something more personal about our relationship. I came across the Celtic handfasting ritual while doing some research...Jon and I loved it because we're both interested in ancient history and rituals, plus we both have Celtic/British roots. It was wonderful because it added another dimension to the traditional vows of love, honor and cherish....we promised to laugh and cry with each other, to support and build up one another, to be each other's best friend, and with each promise the cord was looped around our joined hands. All our guests loved it because no one had ever seen it done before, even our wedding photographer.

Favorite moment:
I can only narrow it down to three....
Seeing Jon for the first time as I walked down the aisle; he was welling up and looked so happy and he was the only thing in the whole room that I saw. We had a string duet playing which seemed like one of the most important things to me when we were planning the wedding and I never even caught one glimpse of them. Jon was all I could look at. .... Speaking the vows of the handfasting ritual together was incredibly meaningful and said everything that was important about our relationship. .... The pure radiant joy of walking up the aisle together for the first time as husband and wife.

Advice:
No matter how much you plan, the day will fly by...schedule more time in the day then you think you'll need. Try to take little moments to just look around and take in the room, the people, the decor. I spent months planning every visual detail of the wedding, but I never even had a chance to look at the guest book table, favor table, seating cards etc.

Don't fall for the myth that having your wedding on a weekday will get you discounts. We got none, and a few people weren't able to come because the event wasn't on a weekend.

Something will go wrong...it's unavoidable...so just focus on the good and let the mishaps roll off you. Also, beware listening to people who want to nitpick or criticize your wedding after the fact. You can't please everyone...if you both loved your wedding, it doesn't matter if your mom didn't like the wording of the program or your sister in law thinks you should have had ushers. Don't let anyone put a damper on your day over details...you got married! As my Jon says, "We both said I do. That's all I care about."
 
... And the details:  
Ceremony and reception venue: Banff Springs Hotel
Bride's attire: Dress by Paloma Blanca, clutch purse
Groom's attire: Hugo Boss suit, Calvin Klein tie
Groomsmen's attire: Their own black suits, boutonnieres by myself
Bridesmaids: Wore their own black dresses, fabric corsages by Deciduous Soul
Decor: Favor tags by Your Angil
Photographer: Orange Girl Photographs

Thanks to Hope and Jonathan for sharing your big day with us and best wishes for a fabulous future!

And check out Hope's sweet Etsy shop, The French Mouse - she sells many of the DIY elements used in her own wedding including similar boutonnieres and hair fascinators. Happy shopping! :o)
{All photos by Orange Girl Photographs}

Wednesday Nesting: Grey + White

Feb 24, 2010


I know the height of the grey fad has come and gone but I am currently falling hard for this lovely hue and am dying to re-paint and re-cover the lone French chair in our living room in a brilliant grey and white ... anyone else hopping on this trend a little late?

{Please excuse the model's unlady-like pose in the first photo ... Goodness, I didn't notice it until now ... I was too transfixed on those delicious chairs!}

LOVING ... Wendy Mink Jewelry!

Feb 23, 2010


Really smitten with these flirty layered necklaces from Wendy Mink today {I'm wearing the Tangled Pearl Chain today and am in love!} and I'm especially admiring the versatility factor ... I think they would all look equally stunning paired with a simple tee and cardi or a cocktail number ... fabulous bridesmaids gifts, no? Happy shopping! ;o)

Orange & Blossom Vintage Valentine's WINNERS!!

Feb 22, 2010

I know many of you have been eagerly awaiting the announcement of winners from the Orange & Blossom Vintage Valentine's giveaway and I won't make you wait any longer!

Congratulations to the following six following winners ....

ONE {1950s pearl-tipped chiffon hat in champagne/ivory-beige}:
AZ in August, who said ... I'm in LOVE with the 1950s pearl-tipped chiffon hat :o) It's wonderful and would really go with my vintagey Champagne gown!

TWO {Adorable “half hat” of off-white feathers, 1950s}:
Nicole, who said ... First of all, I love EVERYTHING here, but I would say my favorite piece is the chignon half-hat feather-clip. I've never seen anything like it. My wedding look is very Old Hollywood glamour, so this piece would work beautifully - plus I plan to wear my hair in a chignon. So it would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win. I LOVE Orange & Blossom.

THREE {Amazing daisy-beaded gloves with flare/bell beaded cuff}:
Julie, who said ... The daisy-beaded gloves with beaded cuff are lovely! As I am petitie, I had to choose a simple gown to not overwhelm my body. The only way to dress it up with with hair adornments (not my style) or gloves. The problem with gloves is that most are way too big! I've been on the lookout for small vintage gloves. These are perfect! Our venue and my style is very mid-20th century (ok...I'm old-fashioned). I would wear them down the aisle and take them off for the ring ceremony. During the reception (pictures, entrace, and dances--not meal), I would have them on again. My mother is a seemstress, so the stitching of the thumb should be no problem. I would love the opportunity to restore them and put them to good use! They are beautiful!

FOUR {Whiting & Davis silver mesh clutch}:
Jillian, who said ... I love the Whiting & Davis clutch. When my little sister (also my MOH) was in junior high she bought a Whiting & Davis clutch and thus began her love of all things vintage. This clutch would be the perfect gift for her and a great way to show her how happy I am to have her as my MOH on my wedding day.

FIVE {Small white clutch with heart-shaped design}:
Jenna, who said ... I love #5...it is very sweet and simple, and I'd love to carry it on my wedding day. It'd be the perfect place to tuck my lip gloss, my something blue (a vintage blue handkerchief that belonged to my great grandmother) and a love letter from my fiance (we were in a long distance relationship for years, and I want to carry one of his letters on my wedding day as a symbol of our commitment to each other.) Thanks for this great giveaway!

SIX {White beaded clutch with tulip design}:
Karen, who said ... I am not getting married, but the white beaded clutch with the tulip design would be so perfect for my best friend who is! Although American, we grew up together in Japan. She's getting married in July in the Space Needle! The beading on this would match the beading on her dress so well, and the fact that it was meant for La Regale in Japan, it just makes it perfect!

Congrats to all of you - you'll be receiving an e-mail soon about your respective prize!

And for everyone else who entered, Lisa Marie is kindly offering a fab discount - Just use code TAKEFIVE for $5 off any item in Orange & Blossom's vintage boutique! {And there's free shipping on all items, too!} They have lots of beautiful vintage items so make sure to check it out!

Orange & Blossom also has a gallery of sold vintage items and you can request that they find an item similar to one you like. They always love to hear from brides who are looking for a specific vintage item and are happy to track it down for them as a free service ... so if you really had your heart set on one of the items featured in the contest, just let Lisa Marie know and she'll do her best to find something similar for you! How great is that?!

Monday Vintage Finds: Buttons + Atlas Jars

I do love creativity and when you mix it with weddings, something magical often happens ... ideas spark and come to life ... and that's just what happened with this bride who asked her family members to send any and all buttons her way ... she organized and sorted them into the cutest vintage containers and used them among her floral decor ... clever and cute!


I found this Atlas Good Luck jar {below} several years ago while antiquing and thought it would be darling to somehow use in a wedding. It's currently holding spare buttons and while it would look cute just like that in a wedding, I also think it would be a most darling gift filled with candies and a love note for a groom {or bride} on the day of a wedding. A sweet and simple embellishment to the traditional love letter with a vintage twist - couldn't be more perfect in my book:


If you'd like this Atlas Good Luck jar to include in your wedding, you're in luck because it's for sale!

Above: Vintage Atlas Good Luck Jar
This adorable and petite-sized jar is just the right size to hold some yummy treats, a note, or anything else sweet and small. It would also make a great vase! It measures approximately 5 1/2" tall and 3" wide. There are no chips or cracks and the lid is in good working condition. It reads "Atlas Good Luck" and features a four-leaf clover on the front.
Price: $38.00 + shipping*
If you would like to purchase the jar, just send me a note at theclassicbride@gmail.com with your zip code and I will get you a shipping quote. All final payments are accepted via PayPal.

A Sunday kind of Love ...

Feb 21, 2010


Take a second today to kiss your sweetheart. Happy Sunday!

{Image by Kate Headley}

Charleston charm at its finest ...

Feb 20, 2010

 
Loving the timeless appeal of this downtown Charleston wedding {the couple was even married at the French Huguenot Church- my favorite!} For more photos + details, hop over to Charleston Weddings Mag here.
 
{Photographs by Heather Forsythe}

February Fridays with Merci NY: Room to Wedding, p.3

Feb 19, 2010

So pleased to welcome back Jacqueline Weppner from the always lovely Merci New York blog to chat with us once again today {and every Friday this month!}. It's all yours, Jacqueline:

I’m thrilled to be back for week three of our Room-to-Wedding series, focusing on the bright and bold style of Jonathan Adler, or more notably the grand dame of JA hippie-chic, The Parker Palm Springs.

The Parkers’ eclectic blend of styles is an Adler trademark; somehow the hotel balances bits and pieces of the mod Sixties, the groovy Seventies, and the swanky Rat Pack vibe that made Palm Springs famous. To top that, there’s a curious country club vibe amidst it all, thanks to sprawling green lawns perfect for a throwback game of croquet under the desert sun. Retro splendor, bright colors, green grass, pure fun. So why not make it a wedding?

The room inspiration - designed by Jonathan Adler:


... And the beautifully translated wedding board:


Photo Credits:
Row One:
Landscape, Erin Swift; Cookies, Jesi Haack  via Project Wedding; Apricot place card; Cake, Wicked Cake Shop
Row Two: Mod portrait, Blasius Erlinger; Centerpiece, via Lollipop Events and Design; Orange sticks: LHK Images; Invitations, Frenchie & Flea
Row Three: Escort cards, Jesi Haack via Project Wedding; Tablescape, Architectural Digest cover; Croquet, Erin Swift

Thanks so much for stopping by, Jacqueline! And if you're a NYC bride-to-be looking for a chic wedding planning resource, do stop by Jacqueline's fabulous blog - she consistently showcases the crème de la crème of Manhattan's wedding venues and vendors. Today Jacqueline is featuring a local accessories designer named Amanda Pearl as well as a fabulous giveaway from her luxurious bridal clutch collection! Click here to check it out and make sure to stop by CB next Friday for the last room-to-wedding transformation!

Contest reminder ...

Feb 18, 2010

Don't forget about the Vintage Valentine's Giveaway ... you have the chance to win one of SIX beautiful vintage bridal accessories from Orange & Blossom! Only a few days left! Click here for details.

Designer Crush: Amsale


Ooooh, I'm not sure which style I like most ... loving the traditional wispy tulle cloud of a skirt at the very top but I'm also into the modern ruffled short numbers! Maybe it's a good thing I'm no longer a bride-to-be! :o)

Which is your favorite?

{Images: Amsale via Martha Stewart}

Wednesday Nesting: Cool, clean lines in D.C.

Feb 17, 2010


I am so drawn to the cool, clean lines that designer Sally Steponkus created in this contemporary condo in D.C. Sally did a phenomenal job of balancing a mid-century aesthetic with a vintage appeal to create an unquestionably sophisticated look.

Enjoy more photos of the condo here.

{Photographs by Angie Seckinger}

New {and fab} designs at Betsywhite!

Feb 16, 2010


Gia Graham, of the always charming Betsywhite Stationery Boutique, just sent over these gorgeous designs - they're all hot off the press for 2010 and I have to say - I am such a fan! Especially loving that adorable skeleton key suite at the top - that would be such a fun theme to carry through your wedding!

Monday Vintage Finds: Cigar boxes [+3 for sale!]

Feb 15, 2010


Why is it that cigar boxes always have the coolest designs and illustrations? They typically have such great character and exude personality ... making them the perfect accessory for a fun wedding. Let's check out a few ways you could include them in your big day ... they look so polished as centerpieces {above} ... and they look darling holding postcards that could double as escort cards {below} ...


Hooked on the idea? Check out the three lovelies I have for sale below:

Above: Wooden Cuesta Rey Cigar Box
Darling wooden cigar box would be perfect to hold cards from guests or escort cards. Would also look great as part of a centerpiece! Measures approximately 9 1/4" in width, 7 1/4" in length and 1 3/4" deep.
Price: $19.00 + shipping
If you'd like to purchase the cigar box, just message me at theclassicbride@gmail.com your zip code and I will get a shipping quote for you. All final payments are accepted via PayPal.

Above: Yellow Cuesta Rey Cigar Boxes {Small and Large}
These cute and colorful cigar boxes would be perfect to hold cards from guests or escort cards. Would also look great as part of a centerpiece! The small box measures approximately in 8 1/4" in width, 7 1/2" in length and 1 1 /4" deep. The large box measures approximately 11" in width, 8 3/4" in length and 1 3/4" deep.
Prices: $15.00 + shipping for the small box; $20.00 + shipping for the large box
If you'd like to purchase either or both of the cigar boxes, just message me at theclassicbride@gmail.com your zip code and I will get a shipping quote for you. All final payments are accepted via PayPal.

{Photos: 1-6: Kate Headley; 7-9: Me}

Vintage Valentine's GIVEAWAY from Orange & Blossom!

Feb 14, 2010

You all know I am a complete sucker for anything vintage and that's why I am sooo thrilled and excited to share this fabulously heartfelt vintage contest with you today!

The incredibly sweet Lisa Marie Rovito of Orange & Blossom has generously offered up some beautifully loved items that didn't quite make the cut for her adorable vintage shop but would still be lovely for a bride's big day. As Lisa Marie said, “The right woman would really appreciate these. Especially if she is on a budget or enjoys the innate charm of something that has been loved or is crafty enough to help it along and give it new life.”

Is that not the sweetest thing? I thought it was the perfect sentiment to pass along to my dear readers on Valentine's Day!

So here's the scoop:
Check out the items below and then leave a comment on this post telling us which item you love the most and how you would include it in your big day - Also make sure to include a valid e-mail address so we will have a way of contacting you in case you win the item you mention. Entries that do not include an e-mail will not be considered. Contest ends next Sunday, Feb. 21 at midnight CST and the six lucky winners will be announced on Monday, Feb. 22. Good luck!

ONE: 1950s pearl-tipped chiffon hat in champagne/ivory-beige. Very delicate and missing some pearls. This couture flapper style would be the perfect "veil" for a modern and stylish bride looking to add a vintage flair to her day. Front to back measures 7” and side to side measures 10”.

TWO: Adorable “half hat” of off-white feathers, 1950s: Glue shows on back of clear headband but would look incredibly chic wrapped around a bridal chignon ... I'm imagining sugar plum fairies dancing already! Small plastic band measures about 11”.


THREE: Amazing daisy-beaded gloves with flare/bell beaded cuff. One thumb just needs to be stitched up where it has split along a seam. Tag says they are “double woven cotton hand woven and hand beaded in the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong.” Fits a small hand, size 7; from the middle finger to cuff is 12 ½” and the cuff measures 5” across.
 
FOUR: Whiting & Davis silver mesh clutch. Made in USA: Some wear to interior and missing a rhinestone on clasp. Lisa Marie actually has a stone that is a very close match, just a tiny bit larger than the others, but barely noticeable. She would be happy to include it in the winner's package. Measures 5 ¾ high; 7" across.

FIVE: Small white clutch with heart-shaped design: Very small, doesn’t hold much, but has a great design. Bead loss along the front edge and wear to the interior. No tag. Still sooo cute! Measures 4 ¼” high and 7 ¼" across.

SIX: White beaded clutch with tulip design: Bead loss on back and could use a cleaning to fabric, especially on back. Tag reads "Exclusively made for La Regale, Japan." Likely 1950s. Love the look! Measures 4 ¾” high and 8 ½” wide.

{Orange & Blossom is a CB sponsor}

Pluma Shop Giveaway WINNER!

Thanks to everyone who entered the Pluma Shop giveaway! Without further ado, congratulations to the lucky winner:

Lindsey, who said ... Ooooh, it's so hard to choose. They're all gorgeous, but I love the Jessica from the Classic collection the most.

Lindsey, you'll be receiving an e-mail shortly regarding your prize. Congrats!!

Happy Valentine's Day!


Hope you all have a tres romantic day filled with scrumptious chocolates, love and lots of proposals! And aren't these vintage postcards adorable? I'd love to see them used as Save the Dates for a Valentine's Day wedding - wouldn't that be the best?!

Check back in a bit to find out if you won the Pluma Shop giveaway annnnnd stay tuned this afternoon for the announcement of a special Vintage-themed Valentine's giveaway!!!! See you then! ;o)

Vintage-inspired wedding invites!

Feb 13, 2010


Loving the vintage feel of these invitations suites from Zenadia Designs. The unexpected textures and embellishments add such a refreshing twist to the traditional invite.

Check out the entire collection here or peruse their inspiring wedding blog for some fab ideas!

{Images: Tiffany and Eric suite; Jenn and Bryan suite; Suzanna and Brian suite - all from Zenadia Designs}

February Fridays with Merci NY: Room to Wedding, p.2

Feb 12, 2010

Thrilled to welcome back Jacqueline Weppner from the always lovely Merci New York blog to chat with us once again today {and every Friday this month!}. It's all yours, Jacqueline:

Hello everyone; I'm thrilled to be back at Classic Bride for another Room-to-Wedding inspiration and am excited to share a little "Shabby Chic" with you this week. Rachel Ashwell’s signature style has enveloped the design world for over 20 years, embracing a respect for well-worn pieces with a perfect patina, and their juxtaposition with luxe, soft details. Shabby Chic embraces the things in our lives we hold dear, and blends them into a peaceful aesthetic, one that I find to be perfectly romantic for weddings.

Rather than draw inspiration from one of Ashwell’s sweeping rooms, I decided to focus on a small corner of her boudoir in Los Angeles. I adore how the unusual pink accents of the gold Florentine cabinet play with the sparkling pink-silver curtains, and how the charcoal and pastels of the ballerina sketch create a weathered, well-loved softness to the room. I believe the ballet is wonderfully inspirational for weddings, and that tulle, when a bit tattered and antiqued, can be even more beautiful than its pristine form.

The room inspiration - designed by Rachel Ashwell:


... And the beautifully translated wedding board:


Photo Credits:
Row one: Cake; Vintage tins- Such Pretty Things; Shoes + birdcage veil- Jose Villa
Row two: Vintage tiara- Silver Sixpence Tiaras; Dress bust- Magnolija Dress; antique phone- Bountiful 
Row three: Invitation- Orange Beautiful; Chandelier; Cherry blossoms- Elker on flickr
Row four: Tablescape Carter and Cook Event Co.; Louis armchair- Candy Pop;

Looking for more ways to add a bit of Shabby Chic into your soiree? Here are a few additional details to try:


Additional Ideas {from L to R}:
French marshmallow “love knot” favors; Be-ribboned escort board and gilded family photos: Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty; Elum letterpress “gilded” invitation

Thanks so much for stopping by, Jacqueline! For more inspiration, check out Jacqueline's fabulous wedding blog and make sure to stop by CB next Friday for another room-to-wedding transformation!

Designer Crush: Monique Lhuillier

Feb 11, 2010



Honestly, who isn't a fan of Monique Lhuillier? Her frothy frills make me melt and these six lovelies from her new Spring 2010 collection are absolutely no exception.

I'm especially crushing on those last two ... hello, beautiful modern ruffles! See the rest of the collection here.
And tell me, which is your fave?

Wednesday Nesting: Non-kitchen-y appeal

Feb 10, 2010



Don't you like the completely non-kitchen-y vibe this kitchen has going on?? What a fantastically original idea to place that gorge trumeau mirror over the stove ... and the little bookcase alcove? Too perfect for storing all my cookbooks ... I'm ready to move in! Who's with me?

{Photo: House Beautiful magazine via This is Glamorous}

Tiz + Michael's beautiful garden wedding in Charlottesville, Va.

Feb 9, 2010

Tiz and Michael wed in late August of 2009 on the gorgeous grounds of Keswick Hall in Charlottesville, Va. Together, they chose an enchanted garden aesthetic for their big day. Executed brilliantly, their lovely wedding is currently featured in Weddings Unveiled magazine. Let's take a look:








This wedding embraces natural beauty so well ... everything looks so perfect yet so organic at the same time. And I love that the couple included a local doughnut company well-known in Charlottesville for their organic apple cider doughnuts - great touch!

Want to know more? Check some of the details below:

Details on Vendors ...
Invitations – Wiley Valentine
Reception, Ceremony, Baker, Catering, Coordinator – Keswick Hall
Photographer – Jen Fariello
Wedding Consultant – Easton Events
Florist – Pat’s Floral Design
Entertainment – DJ Tom Finn from New York
Bride's Gown – Monique Lhuillier from Kleinfeld New York
Bride's Necklace – Alessandro Dell’Acqua
Bride's ShoesChristian Louboutin
Groom – Zegna Tuxedo, custom shirt and Prada shoes
Bridesmaids – BCBG Maz Azria dresses

Thanks to Tiz and Michael for sharing your big day with us and best wishes for a fabulous future!

{All photos by Jen Fariello}