Gift finding, to me, always seems harder than it should be. As someone who was once a bride herself, I can honestly say that wedding day gifts were that much more of a puzzle to me. I overthought the entire process, adding stress onto an already all-consuming event. When we teamed up with Movado and Kay Jewelers it dawned on me how much more blissful I could have made my life. The gift of time is something every single person needs, loves and will always cherish.
Every now and again a venue speak to you in a such a way that your wedding ever so effortlessly unfolds before your eyes. The Standard on State in Rockford Illinois is certainly one of those spaces. While it's downtown loft feel is intriguing on its own, it is however, the stunning glasshouse detailing that makes it. To craft this romantic luxury conservatory wedding, local Illinois wedding pros came together to make magic. Wanting a fresh on trend feel, the team opted for an organically inspired palette of white and green, featuring jewel tone accents. London Avenue Designs introduced greenery in a the smartest of places, creating a warm and cozy environment in the large loft space. To really pull a unique feel to the conservatory wedding, SS Illustrations and Design created stain glass invitations, place cards and table numbers giving a true elevated luxury touch. To compliment the stain glass detailing, a hand-painted three tier wedding cake from The Noble Cakery featured brushed green and gold strokes, which was then set at the apex of the glasshouse upon an illusion style mirror table. This conservatory wedding is the absolute perfect mix of romance meets sophistication while perfectly flirting with modern trends.
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Its no secret loft spaces are some of my favorite locales. Between the sky high ceilings, the panoramic windows that pour light in and the uniquely cool blank spaces they provide, they are repeat couple favorites. A team of locale LA wedding vendors felt similarly inspired, turning the warehouse space of FD Photo Studio into a bohemian garden loft wedding oasis. Working with such a lovely clean space to start, the team took the opportunity to craft an ultra inviting boho chic lounge area. Bold, wild floral arrangements were brought in to infuse the space with a garden feel, bringing a soft warmness to the loft wedding. Perhaps my favorite piece to the overall wedding design however, is the color palette. A refreshing combination of cream, peach and copper, the palette is practically a love song to the often neglected orange family of hues. The rest is an exercise in minimalist wedding perfection. A simple and wonderfully sleek slip wedding dress paired with gently tossed tresses. No need for big flashy pieces, the quiet beauty to this boho loft wedding is literally everything.
“The whole wedding managed to feel at once like the greatest, most important party we had ever been to and just another summer barbecue with our family and best friends.” This incredibly wonderful statement struck me with such truism when I read the start of what Alexa had to say. To be able to slow the day down, take in each special moment, and be able to revel in it is the true beauty behind the wedding day. Alexa and Jon's private residence Hudson Valley backyard wedding is one filled of sentimental detailing. Married at Alexa's family home, the couple shared their I do's in a truly special place, in front of a tiny chapel her great-grandfather built for his wife in the woods behind their home. Flower arrangements included pink and white peonies from Alexa’s father’s garden, which her mother hand picked the month prior, wrapping in newspaper and storing in a refrigerator until a week before the wedding! Escort cards were equally sentimental, a collection of flat stones from around the couple's favorite beaches on Block Island, where Jon proposed to Alexa, with guests’ names painted on them. Guests of the backyard wedding were treated to a raw bar, a roast pig and New Zealand lamb, which was a nod to the groom’s Kiwi heritage. Even Alexa's approach to her wedding dress...