St.Bart's, to me, has always been this somewhat mystically magical place. Growing up my sister and I only know of St.Bart's as this far off tropical destination my parents would go once on a year on a no kids allowed vacation. Later down the road in life I had the opportunity to take in the breathtaking beauty that is St.Bart's myself, and a beauty she is indeed, a gem of the French West Indies like no other. Swept up by the captivating charm that is the French influenced petite isle, Lindsey & Tyler knew it was the perfect blend of old world rustic meets paradise to make their St. Bart's wedding dream true. In effort to share the island so completely with family & friends, guests were invited to spend the week taking the sophisticated yet low-key destination to heart. Polish & understated refined details ran throughout the day from gorgeous fashion such as Lindsey's killer Vera Wang sash to her sister & maid of honor's turquoise striped dress. The rest of the day was painted in a wash of movie set like beauty from white steeple churches, vista views and travel photo sacred finishings. Details like driving to the wedding in a convertible Fiat, racing to catch shoreline sunset stolen moments and dancing on a private beach under the stars are some of the highlights that make this St.Bart's wedding pure bliss.
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Let's face it, this is the week we all swoon just a wee bit harder at the sight of pinks, reds and anything dreamily metallic, am I right!? When this gem of a wondrously romantic glam wedding fell into my lap I knew this week was the most perfect of weeks for it! Jannie Ngo & Tom Tran wanted a wedding that was the perfect mix of modern, glam & rustic filled with bling inspired by swaying chandeliers. The result is a gorgeous day time ceremony under the treetop canopy accented by crystal clear chandeliers, magically suspended glass orbs and delicately hung rose blooms creating the most romantic of scenes. To keep the glittering chandelier inspired glam wedding going, reception tables were dressed in pale pink sequin table cloths with sparkling diamond like details at every turn! This glam wedding is a lovely day dream, filled with a mix of pinks red and fuchsia, one that puts just the right amount of sparkle into the day.
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The real beauty to intimate weddings, more so then their large production friends, is the ability to really truly play out the day as you see fit. Case in point is this lovely Seattle rooftop wedding from the creative minds of Washington wedding photographer Vanasse Studios Ginger Bee Events & Planning. Set atop of Hotel Ballard's Olympic Rooftop Pavilion, details were set with a sunset harvest sky in mind, working with a palette of orange, coral, burgundy & greens. An ornate ceremony backdrop was crafted with the venues sleek metal and wood environment as a design cue, utilizing exotic blooms set in systematical structure. The main table was set to overlook the Seattle sky with details influenced by daily home decor from lamp shades to wind chimes. While on a typical wedding day, spending quality quiet time with a love starting off the day is usually near impossible, our couple was able to steal away some time of their own up on the rooftop prior to their wedding getting underway. This intimate rooftop wedding is a little love note to all the special moments that couples make for one another, especially on the biggest of days!
Perhaps my favorite wedding trend that is, I am predicting, going to catch fire this year, is the mashing up of styles. I have always been one to believe just because you favor one style, one theme etc, it doesn't meant that every single little detail needs to mirror simply and only that. Case in point is this lovely little bridal session from Texas wedding photographer Al Gawlik Photography, in which a stunning modern, wonderfully chic bride is seamlessly complimented by a world of vintage details. In the past brides have felt the need to style themselves to match their environments. The beauty here is in the mix and just how wonderfully the jive & inspire. Lushly blown out locks paired with a ruched bodice wedding dress give a fresh modern feel while elements like a classic chair & wine crates craft a unique juxtaposition of feels making our more current day looking bride truly pop. Think of it as the floral print to your stripes if you will. In conversation you might not think they go, but when you start pulling the prints together, you'd be truly delighted at just how harmonious of a world that they can create!
Tags: 2015 wedding trends, bridal fashion, bridal hair, bridal portraits, bridal session, chic bride, modern bride, modern chic bride, ruched wedding dress, vintage decor, vintage detailing, wedding fashion, wedding hair, wedding trends