Japanese-studies majors Kathy and Deas quickly became college sweethearts before moving to Japan to teach. It was in Japan that their love blossomed and Deas proposed! Because Japanese culture has played such an important role in their lives and relationship, Kathy and Deas did an elegant Japanese theme for their (rainy day!) wedding. Cherry blossoms accentuated pale pink centerpieces on tables marked with woodcuts featuring English on one side and Japanese on the other. The bride and groom sat beneath their own specially woodcut Mrs./Mr. signs, which also featured traditional Japanese symbols, and guests dined with bamboo cutlery and plates. The cake, also featuring a delicate cherry blossom motif, was topped with traditional Japanese dolls, and traditional Japanese engagement origami decorated tables. Kathy's girls carried fans down the aisle in place of bouquets, and perhaps the sweetest detail of the wedding (other than Kathy's hot pink wedding rain boots) was the wall hanging of classic Japanese origami cranes... made by Kathy's students as a farewell present!
Sometimes the idea of running off, with a few choice friends mind you, getting married in an exotic location sounds like THE perfect plan! It seems that is exactly what our couple, Whitney Austin & Vaughn Gray had in mind! Soft Latin flares with vibrant pops of intense warm colors create the stage for this destination wedding at Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Whitney's view on her ideal wedding day?
Categories: Beach, Chronicle, Coastal & Lake, Desination, Destination Weddings, Featured, Featured Weddings, Fuchsia, Modern, Navy, Outdoor, Pink, Real Weddings, Resorts & Inns, Spring, Summer, Whimsical
Oh my dear friends, its only Monday and we are off to a wonderfully sweet start!! Candy as a wedding theme is not exactly a new idea, however, time & again, its the execution that separates the doers from the triers. What on earth am I on about right? Ideas are great in theory, but if the taste level isnt there, the creative execution & most importantly design savvy, the simplest of ideas, do not pan out as expected. LivingSimplicity, along with some other stellar British Columbia vendors came together to create a world of vintage rustic charm providing the perfect background for a Wonka worthy Candy Theme. Utilizing a gorgeous old school floral pattern, the plates along with the distressed wood tables offer up a place for the candy dream to take flight creating whimsy at every turn. Rock candy, reinvented cotton candy, cupcakes, giant rainbow swirl lollipops, taffy, and so much more playfully join together in harmony. Vintage books & their pages are used to create a familiar design aesthetic not only on the tablescape but in the bunting as well which frames the dessert table. Pops of lace & pearl serve to soften up the rustic wood tables, giving a light feminine touch to the overall feel. Dynamic florals in strong technicolor hues provide powerful bursts of color in the form of garden roses, peonies, billy balls and my own personal OMG is that....Meringue in the bouquet?! Absolutely brilliant! I love love love the act of incorporating sweets into the arrangements themselves in a lovely complementary way! With this shoot as a styled guide, I hope to see a surge of many more stunningly sweet affairs!
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Heading down south, we are treated to the vintage feel wedding of Kelly Foster & Gene Harley. This wedding was truly a family affair with various family members greatly helping out our bride with everything from sourcing (over 3 states!) mix matched china, bottles, & various knickknacks to a hand made scrapbook and my personal favorite, a stunning brooch bouquet made by Kelly's cousin, which by the way, was her first time making one! Kelly offers some wonderful commentary throughout regarding her wedding & a few words of advice for future brides to be!
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