Elegant, relaxed and a touch of rustic wedding – Holli & Richard

Holli & Richard

Bride’s Maiden Name: Wilson
Occupation: Retail Logistics Manager
Groom’s Full Name: Richard Suddes
Occupation: Physiotherapist

Contact Email: holliwilson27@gmail.com

Wedding Date: 23.06.18
How many guests? 96 day 190 evening
Wedding Budget (Optional):

The Team

Wedding feature thanks to: Adorn https://www.adorninvitations.co.uk/
Wedding Invitations: Dandelion Stationary
Dress: Badley Mischka http://badgleymischka.com/
Veil: The Bridal Collection Harrogate
Makeup: Megan Bulmer
Hair: Laura Collett-Bradley
Shoes: Kurt Geiger
Bridesmaids Dresses: Ted Baker https://www.tedbaker.com/
Groom’s Suit: Paul Smith
Groomsmen Suit: Ted Baker
Cake: Made by a family friend!
Food: Taste Cuisine
Flowers: Leafy Couture
Photographer: Lumiere Photographic https://lumierephotographic.com/
Ceremony Venue: Priory Cottages
Reception Venue: Priory Cottages http://www.priorycottages.co.uk/
Entertainment: Jonny Ross Music + Simply Strings + Marcus Songs
Celebrant: Harrogate registrars
Transport: None
Wedding Favours: Krispy Kerme Doughnuts
Any Other Vendors: Balloons by Funky Muppet

The Details

How did you and your partner meet?
We met working together at Ted Baker when Rich was at university and I was just out of school.

How did he propose?
We were on holiday in Costa Rica. He had set up with the hotel that we won a romantic meal for two on the beach so I didn’t suspect! It ended up raining so they moved in into a wine cellar in one of restaurants. He had chosen my favorite food and I thought it was strange how the hotel had known! Little did I know he was about to propose 

Length of Engagement?
2 years

What do you love most about your partner?
His humor

How would you describe your wedding in one or two words?

Tell us about your wedding gown and how you chose it.
It was the last dress I tried on at The Bridal Collection in Harrogate – it was the first time I had ever tried on dresses and I knew I wasn’t going to be one of those people who went from shop to shop! When I first put it on a wasn’t 100% but my bridesmaid said why don’t I try a belt and it completely changed the dress and I loved it! I felt so comfortable which is something I really wanted to make sure of and I felt amazing in it 

Did you do a ‘first look’ before the ceremony?
No – it was all a surprise!

What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day?
We didn’t want to make it too formal. We wanted everyone to feel as relaxed as possible so kept things quite simple but with a touch of elegance. I didn’t want it to become to country themed with it been in a barn so made sure the flowers and the decoration didn’t fall into that and brought out a little bit of glamour!

How did you come to choose the location and venue?
It was the first and only venue we looked at. I loved that we could all stay at the venue and has access to the whole site for 2 days and the amazing courtyard! This made the wedding as all our friends and family could enjoy the run up and be together to celebrate with us for as long as possible! The day ended up been really warm so our singer and string quartet ended up been outside in the courtyard and it was amazing. We are both very laid back so as soon as we went to look we knew it was the one so went for it! 

Can you describe what type of ceremony you had and how you were able to personalise it. 

  • Any readings? Yes we had both our sisters do a reading each. 
  • Vows – did you write your own vows, if so, would you be willing to share them in the feature. If you didn’t write your own vows, can you share what you said or were asked by your officiant? We didn’t write our own we stuck to the standard ceremony 
  • Were any of your guests involved in the ceremony in any way? No but my flower girl (my niece) decided half way through that she wanted to come up and hold my hand so we had a little guest stand with us for part, which was very cute!
  • How did you enter your wedding ceremony? (Accompanied? Together? Solo?)
    I walked down the aisle with my dad

  • What made you choose the type of ceremony that you had? We wanted it to be simple and short. It’s a lot of pressure to stand in front of everyone saying your vows, so we wanted to make sure we both felt as relaxed as possible, but not putting too much pressure on ourselves 
  • Do please share any other thoughts or feelings that you have about your ceremony, which might help inspire others. We had an amazing string quartet who were playing at the ceremony. 

Describe the cake (including the flavors) and cake topper.
We had cupcakes and then just a small cake at the top! The small cake was made by Richs mum. They love fruit cake and this was a really nice touch for her to be involved with the making of the cake! The cupcakes where made by a family friend. I didn’t want a huge cake that no one would eat, so went for cupcakes and I didn’t even manage to get one as they all got eaten that quick! We had white chocolate and lemon flavor with a few different icing designs, it was really affective and looked amazing!  

What flowers did you use in the bouquet and at the venue?
We opted for an all-white colour theme with touches of blush and ivory for contrast and to tie in with my dress and the bridesmaids. My bouquet was white roses, peonies and blush colored stocks with some tiny eucalyptus, we had two amazing floral columns at the ceremony made from white lisianthus, big white roses, white peonies, green bell and white hydrangea. 

How did you choose your table décor?
We decide to go for half the tables decorated with an arrangement of candles which we did ourselves and the other half with big floral center pieces that where high and had floating candles to tie in with the other tables.

What was the menu for the reception?
We had an informal BBQ type menu. We didn’t have starters and we increased the number of canapés. For main we had the taste surf & turf grand skewer which included, smoked rib eye steak, Giant Szechuan king prawns and Butter grilled chicken with Chunky hand cut chips, Classic Caesar salad and garlic and tomato herb breads. For dessert, we had sticky toffee pudding and a cheese board. 

What were your favorite moments from the day?
The speeches. They were all amazing and I don’t think these was a dry eye in the room! 

Name your wedding soundtrack (aisle entrance & exit, reception entry, first dance songs):

  • Aisle entrance: Can’t Help Falling In LoveElvis Presley (played on the string quartet) 
  • Exit:Think I Want To Marry You – Bruno Mars (played on the string quartet)
  • First dance: Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran 

Any DIY décor elements?
We decorated part of the ceremony room ourselves. There was a large opening which we wanted to fill so thought what’s better than flowers. My mum loves flowers so we ordered from a wholesaler and got some vases and it looked amazing! We also did half the table decorations ourselves which were simple but affective 

Any sentimental personal touches?
My bridesmaids were my cousins who are my best friends. We have grown up together so for their gift we got them a picture of when we were younger and framed into a lovely frame with a nice message at the bottom. 

How did you save on costs?
By doing some of the decoration ourselves. I have a very creative family which helps but where able to make it look like it was done by a professional by just keeping it simple and setting it all up at home until it looked perfect!

In hindsight, anything you would have done differently?
Absolutely nothing 

Where did you go on honeymoon?
Mexico – we spend the first week on our own and then family and friends came to join us for the second week to extend the celebrations!

Any tips that you can give to future brides?
Don’t overthink it! The little things that you stress about are not worth the stress! It was all work out perfectly

If you could sum up your wedding in one sentence, how would you describe it?
Best day of our lives!


Ballet Wedding – Zara & Daniel, Dancing Into the Night

Bride’s Full Name: Zara Bartley (now Convery)
Groom’s Full Name:Daniel Convery

Wedding Date: 4th January 2018
How many guests? 80


Wedding feature thanks to: Giant Invitations
Photographer: Rick Liston
Videography: Michael Braun (a friend of the bride & groom)

Celebrant/Officiant: Andrew Redman
Florist: Victoria Whitelaw
The Dresses: Milva Russia


Photography by Rick Liston

Shoes: Ralph and Russo
Styling: Zara and Daniel
Groomsmen’s suits: Arthur Galan

Hair: Sammy Fyfe
Make-Up: Victoria Jade
Ceremony Venue: Stones of the Yarra Valley (Chapel)
Reception Venue: Stones of the Yarra Valley (the Barn)
Catering: Stones of the Yarra Valley
Cake: Miss Lady Bird Cakes, Melbourne
Entertainment: Saxophonist and DJ from Rutherford Entertainment

Personal Information

Photography by Rick Liston

How did you and your partner meet?
We met 4 years ago when Daniel came to dance for my Ballet School in Canberra.

How did he propose?
It was Christmas day and he took me on a very long walk around a beautiful part of Melbourne. When we arrived back at his parent’s house, he took me into a quiet room and knelt down on one knee and asked would I marry him. I cried and laughed and jumped into his arms. Mind you, at first, I was just as excited thinking he had adopted a dog for us and that I was going to get it as a present. But a diamond ring from my wonderful man more than made up for the lack of a dog that Christmas day.

What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day (in terms of venue & décor + styling)?
We love design and we started by choosing our colour pallet which was soft rose pink & rose gold. We went for a rich, warm rustic Italian inspired vibe following a trip to Italy and falling in love with the Tuscan countryside.

How did you choose your venue?
We chose The Stones purely based on how much it made us feel as if we were back in Italy.

Tell us about your wedding gown and how you chose it:
My gown was made in Russia by a beautiful designer, Milva, who I found online following my first local dress fitting, after which I felt a tad despondent about how much I’d have to alter all the dresses I tried on in order to even remotely resemble and reflect my taste. When I searched on Pinterest to find more of what I was after, I came across this gorgeous design. It took hours to locate this picture to the designer but finally I managed to track down the website and immediately got in contact with her via email.

After seeing her range of very unique and stunning dresses, it was so hard to choose the exact one for me, especially as I wasn’t able to try any of them on. But Milva was able to describe each of the dresses I loved and how I would feel in them on the day. She also asked me lots of questions about the setting of the venue so she could picture exactly what I was after. I finally made a decision to purchase a beautiful soft pink gown with a milk lace overlay. The dress felt very elegant to wear and the quality of the fabrics were divine. As I wanted to dance all night, I also decided to get a very pretty and more fun inspired short wedding dress made by the same designer.

As for my husband’s attire, he has been an Arthur Gallan fan for some time, and he was beside himself when he inadvertently walked up the stairs of a ‘local tailor shop’ in a little side street in Toorak near the same corner of Arthur’s boutique store to then be greeted by Arthur himself. Daniel couldn’t say no, hehe, and the rest is now history. He wore a stunning tailor-made pink (that his dad preferred to call salmon) suit designed and made by Arthur himself with fabrics ordered from Russia and Italy to complement the wedding dress.

What was your favorite moment from the day?
Everything! But a few very special highlights were: Seeing each other for the first time that day as I entered the Chapel, and our first dance as husband and wife! Amidst a lot of smiles we also cried a lot.

Any tips that you can give to future brides?
Elope haha I’m so kidding. But just remember to plan your day never losing sight of why this day exists. That is, to mark the beginning of a life with the person you love the most.

Anything else you’d like to add?
Personalized vows make for a very special and emotional moment that you and your guests could never forget given the verity of words coupled with a moment of raw emotions that just cannot be anticipated. We would also love to especially thank Rick Liston, Andrew Redman, Nick and team from Rutherford Entertainment, Victoria Jade, Milva and Arthur Gallan, for going above and beyond in so many ways and bringing our dreams for this wonderful special day to fruition.

Given our line of work and the number of hours we commit, we are not often ‘out there’ kind of people, however, these wonderful people truly made us feel comfortable and worthy of the attention that such a day bestows on you.

A great wedding is made up all those who special and who love and support you. And for this we would also like to acknowledge all our family and friends who very presence contributed to such an amazing day and evening.

Big & Modern Macedonian Wedding– Natasa & Jason

Jase & Tash

Bride’s Maiden Name: Natasa (Natasha) Lukic

Occupation: Account Manager

Groom’s Full Name:  Jason Ploeg

Occupation: Carpenter


Contact Email: natasa.lukic@realestate.com.au


Wedding Date: 23rd September 2017

How many guests? 190

Wedding Budget (Optional): 80,000


The Team

Wedding feature thanks to: Giant Invitations http://giantinvitations.com.au
Dress: Enzoani with alterations https://www.enzoani.com/
Veil: Rosa & Marys Bridal
Makeup: Tanielle Jai MUA
Hair: Evalyn Parsons Hair
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Accessories: Mimco
Bridesmaids Dresses: Jadore from White runway
Groom’s Suit: Male Manor
Groomsmen Suit: Male Manor https://malemanor.com.au/
Cake: Studio Cakes
Food: Moda Events
Flowers & Event Styling: Stylised http://stylised.com.au
Photographer: Pelizzari http://www.pelizzariphotography.com.au/
Ceremony Venue: Newstead Park & The Macedonian Orhodox Church, Newfarm
Reception Venue: Moda Events Portside https://www.modaevents.com.au/
Entertainment: GM Events & Macedonian Band
Celebrant: Michelle Anderson
Transport: Mercedes C200 & Chrysler Limos
Wedding Favours: Engraved stemless wine glasses

The Details 

How did you and your partner meet?
We met through mutual friends whilst attending a music festival on the Gold Coast.

How did he propose?
Jase surprised me when I arrived home from a week long work trip. He surprised me with flowers and made the room look amazing. He prepared a will you marry me tick a box (I had told him how cute I thought it was in school when boys would pass around notes to ask a girl out and include a tick a box at the bottom) so he made sure I got to tick yes for last time!!

Length of Engagement?
1 year- together 5 years

What do you love most about your partner?
He is the most genuinely caring man- sometimes he thinks he covers this up but you can see it in his eyes every day.

What’s your most important piece of advice for creating and maintaining a strong relationship?
Talk to each other and be real. Too many people speak to everyone else but their partners about how they feel when that is the person they should go to first.

Tell us about your wedding gown and how you chose it.
I loved so many gowns but I was forever drawn to anything with a hint of colour outside the usually whites and ivory. The lace was intricate and detailed and the exposed boning and buttons perfection.

Did you do a ‘first look’ before the ceremony?
No, we had so much going on bringing together a traditional wedding with Macedonian cultural wedding. Plus, I wanted Jase to see me for the first time walking down the aisle.

What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day?
I wanted a soft romantic style with punches of glam. Charlie for Stylised made this happen combining Grey and Gold to perfection.

How did you come to choose the location and venue?
Coming from a big family I have been to so many weddings in Brisbane and Jase and I wanted ours to be different so we chose a location that not only suited our style but was one that we hadn’t been to before.

Did you have any symbolic gestures during your ceremony i.e. a hand-fasting, candle ceremony, wine ceremony or something else?
We had a many of these elements in the Macedonian ceremony including; the crowning, ring & wine and first steps as husband and wife wrapped together with a beautiful piece of chiffon.

Did you have a wedding party? Did they do anything special during the ceremony?Nothing special- My sister Branka Lukic as MOH, Cousin Katrina Bogoevski & Best friend Jessica Millman

Were any of your guests involved in the ceremony in any way?
Godparents Brad & Jacinta Ploeg

How did you enter your wedding ceremony? (Accompanied? Together? Solo?)
With my step dad for the traditional ceremony and with Jason for the church ceremony.

What made you choose the type of ceremony that you had?
We chose to do both as having a traditional ceremony was important to me and I didn’t want Jase to miss out on a wedding as he knows it.

Describe the cake (including the flavors) and cake topper
he wedding cake was a simply designed 4-tiered cake with brushed gold accents and 2 large white magnolia style flowers. We had 2 different flavours a white chocolate caramel tier and an almond & coconut mud which we served the following day at my parent’s place.

What flowers did you use in the bouquet and at the venue?
Cream blooms mixed with abundant greenery

How did you choose your table décor?
Grey and gold theme- Charlie went to great lengths to source the table cloths in a beautiful grey that matched the bridesmaids’ dresses.

What was the menu for the reception?


Pork belly

Pork belly, seared scallop, cauliflower puree, 5 spice sauce 

Moroccan, Spatchcock supreme

Moroccan, Spatchcock supreme, pumpkin puree, pepitas, petit salad


Fillet of beef

Fillet of beef, garlic mashed potato, sweet corn salsa, and red wine jus

Breast of chicken

Breast of chicken, parmesan polenta, roast onion, chorizo, salsa Verde


Sticky date pudding

Sticky date pudding, ripple ice cream, vanilla sauce

Ice Cream Sandwich

Ice cream sandwich, marshmallow and praline.

Tea & Coffee

What were your favorite moments from the day?
The super excited feeling of getting ready with my girls and my mum in the morning, reading a letter from Jase in the morning, seeing him as I walked down the aisle and off course partying the night away.

Name your wedding soundtrack (aisle entrance & exit, reception entry, first dance songs)
Isle entrance was Angels by The XX- First dance- XO John Mayer (Beyonce cover)

Any DIY décor elements?

Any sentimental personal touches?

What was the biggest splurge of the day?
Wedding Stylist

Where did you go on honeymoon?
Europe- Barcelona, Paris, Rome, Florence & Berlin

Any tips that you can give to future brides?
Start planning early

If you could sum up your wedding in one sentence, how would you describe it?
Perfect would do it again in a heartbeat!!














Megan Flan and Mark Batson’s Intimate Wedding

Event Info

Location: Yucaipa, CA, US Event Date:  Nov 11, 2017

Client Info

Name: Megan Flan & Mark Batson

Album Story

Megan and Mark we some of the cutest people ever. When we met up for their engagement session, they were so nervous, but so excited to be on this journey together. When getting to know them, I resized they loved to eat and drink, but then again, who doesn’t? Right? They laugh all the time, they laugh when they are together, they laugh when they are apart… they truly just enjoy life and enjoy each other. They got married in a family members back yard with a beautiful view. Directly after an intimate ceremony, Mark & Megan had a  photo session and then they were off to their favorite restaurant, for a thanksgiving feast and coffee…. yes coffee. Many of the details from this day include Megan & Marks favorite things. Incorporating their unique personalities allowed the guest to enjoy their love stories and learn more about them!

Associated Vendors

Venue: Private Residence Beauty: Dani B Make up Apparel: Sewcal Pros Dress Store: Beloved Couture Bridal Photographer: Laura Marie Photography


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Event Info

Location: Yucaipa, CA, US Event Date:  Nov 11, 2017

Client Info

Name: ♀Megan Flan & ♂Mark Batson

Album Story

Megan and Mark we some of the cutest people ever. When we met up for their engagement session, they were so nervous, but so excited to be on this journey together. When getting to know them, I resized they loved to eat and drink, but then again, who doesn’t? Right? They laugh all the time, they laugh when they are together, they laugh when they are apart… they truly just enjoy life and enjoy each other. They got married in a family members back yard with a beautiful view. Directly after an intimate ceremony, Mark & Megan had a  photo session and then they were off to their favorite restaurant, for a thanksgiving feast and coffee…. yes coffee.

Associated Vendors

Venue: Private Residence Beauty: Dani B Make up Apparel: Sewcal Pros Dress Store: Beloved Couture Bridal Photographer: Laura Marie Photography



The Best Day Ever!

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How to Make the Most out of your DIY Wedding

Wedding planning is never a joke. It’s not something that you can accomplish in just a day and when you wake up you’ll say “I’m so ready for my wedding! No stress, No sweat!” Believe me, you’ll sweat a lot. Or even cry bucket of tears not because you don’t want to get married but because you’re too exhausted in tickling off the things from your long to-do list. With this, most bride-to-be will surely wonder: how are we going to enjoy the big day despite the exhausting months of preparation?

Well, after all the tiring months of preparing for a one-day event , you can surely make every inch of the occasion a memorable one. Trust me, your wedding will always be worth the sweat! How? Here is some advice to make the most out of your DIY wedding.

1.Create a Plan A and Plan B on your list.

One of the things that consumes the entire wedding team is when things don’t fall in the right place. Let’s say your dream venue is not available on the date of your wedding. And you can’t change the wedding date since it’s the only date when most of your guests are available. Since your dream venue which is your Plan A unavailable, what do you have in mind?

Cancelling the wedding shouldn’t be on top of the option! Move on to plan B. Find an accessible place or new venue which resembles your dream wedding venue. Or since it’s a DIY wedding, why not have the team decorate the new place in resemblance with the dream wedding venue? Make sure to always have a Plan B to avoid wasting time.

2. Accomplish your to-do list at least 2 months before the big day.

Relaxing for only a week or just days before the wedding will never be enough. I know you wouldn’t want to look like a zombie bride because of the eye-bags caused by the wedding preparation. Without enough rest, you’ll surely feel sleepy during the big day and won’t be able to enjoy things.

Best thing to do? Accomplish everything at least 2 months before your “I Do” day. If you do this, you’ll have enough time to pamper yourself and be a radiant and glowing bride on your wedding.

3. Set Priorities

Keep in mind that you have a lot of things to do.And honestly, you can’t do all of these all at once. Even though you are good at multi tasking, trying to do all those things will surely lead to disaster. It will be chaotic! And if this happens, you need to start from scratch again. Which means, a waste of time and resources.

So before you get excited in preparing everything, know your priorities.

4.  Use a Planner

Keeping track of everything that you need to do will be key in this process! Often times when we get a chance we will write a note in our phone or on a sticky or send an email to ourselves. That can get messy quick! So the key here is to use one journal or one book to keep track of all of your wedding planning and DIY needs. We have this amazing journal that you can purchase here. It is a complete planner and journal.

You will feel relieved and stress-free using this tool!

I am challenging you to buckle down and get organized. It’s time to plan your DIY Wedding!

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Is it a YES for this Wedding Dress?

Think About this before Saying YES to the Wedding Dress

For the soon-to-be brides out there, are you currently stressing yourself out in choosing the perfect wedding dress for your big day? How many dress shops have you visited? How many dresses have you tried and said “No, this is not the dress for me?” Or maybe a dress which you like but the entire Team Bride immediately raised that board saying “LEAVE IT!” I’m sure you are torn between choosing what you love and at the same time what your entire entourage likes.

So, how will you be able to say that the dress that you fit is already the dress for you? How will you be able to convince the bride team and also yourself that it will be the dress that you’ll wear as you exchange your vows and share the sweetest I DO and most romantic first kiss as husband and wife on your big day? Well, aside from standing in of a mirror while wearing that dress, having the majority of the bride team agrees with you in choosing that dress, there are actually several signs to help you decide if you are already ready to SAY YES TO THAT WEDDING DRESS!

1. The dress may not be the dress that you imagined but, you fell in love with it. 

We all have that kind of dress that we always imagined wearing during the special days of our lives. Even during the first date, I surely know that you always picture yourself wearing the most beautiful wedding dress gown you have in your closet. What’s more during the big day? One thing is for sure! We ladies all dreamt of becoming a princess or even a queen during our wedding day.

However, sometimes, our dream dress doesn’t look perfect for the big day. So, we need to look for another option and this time, it’s a dress which is completely opposite to the dress that we imagine to wear. If you ever fit a dress, face the mirror and immediately imagine yourself walking down the aisle with that dress and as you think about it, the tears start to fall, maybe it’s a sign for you to say YES.

2. You never want to take the dress off.

Another sign that you have completely fallen in love with the wedding dress is that you never want to take it off the moment you saw yourself in that dress. You just want to take it home even if it’s not yet altered. You just want to sleep wearing it and wish that tomorrow’s the wedding day. Sounds funny but, this really happens in reality! We can finally say it’s our dress if we don’t want to take our eyes out of it and it makes us feel more excited for our big day.

3. You’re comfortable with it, irregardless of the dress style, length and design.

Comfortability over style. Remember, you’ll wear this dress during the entire event. From the ceremony to the venue, you’ll entertain the guests wearing the same dress. If you’re not comfortable with what you’re wearing, do you think you’ll be able to enjoy your big day?

Well, if you’re not comfortable with your dress, the only thing that you’ll surely think about on your big day is when to finally take off your dress coz it’s making you too uncomfortable.

4. You’ll Never Exchange it for Another Wedding Dress

Yes, there are other gorgeous dresses out there that the bride team would like you to try on. But, once you have chosen your dress, you won’t mind all the other dresses around you. You only want the same dress over and over again. You’ll even argue and will surely say “This is my dress/this dress is for me.” It’s about time to say YES to the dress if you never consider to try on other dresses around you.

5. You feel like a Princess or even a Queen while Wearing the Dress

Nothing beats the feeling of being a princess or a queen during your big day. Of course, this feeling will never be complete without a stunning dress. When you put on your dress, do you imagine yourself as a pretty queen walking down the aisle? Ask yourself “Is this the dress that gives me a feeling of being a queen my wedding day?”

If your answer is no, then you definitely need to try on several dresses more. But if your answer is yes, then there’s no need to think twice! You should say YES to that Wedding Dress!

Planning your wedding on your own and with just the help of friends is really quite difficult. Plus, deciding what wedding dress to use will surely be between you and the bride team. They may like what you do not like and hate what you love. But, there is one thing that you always need to REMEMBER: It’s your dress and not theirs. So make sure that you are comfortable with the dress that you will choose. It should be perfect for your big day.

A Beautiful DIY Wedding: Tiffany and Omar

Imported From TwoBrightLights.com

Event Info

Location: Chino Hills, CA, US
Event Date:  Oct 19, 2018

Client Info

Name: ♀Tiffany Huerta & ♂Omar Perez

Album Story

I promise, this is the best DIY wedding you’ve seen! For almost a year now I would see fun DIY projects that Tiffany and Omar were working on for their wedding. From painting and staining wood to making their guest hotel bags. I saw it all and Tiffany’s Instagram only made me more and more giddy as time went by.

When I say this wedding was a DIY wedding, I mean it! Their vendor list isn’t very long because Omar and Tiffany with the help of their friends and family created 90% of the beautiful details you saw on their wedding day. Omar hand painting the figurines on their cake. Tiffany’s dad made the arch that went over the sweet heart table. Tiffany printed their programs. The hotel bags, thank you gifts, entry mirror at the venue… all Tiffany. Their center pieces were created by hand and stained by them as well. So much work went into this wedding by the bride and groom and let me just say that it was AMAZING. I was blown away by their creativity and attention to detail… If I ever planned a wedding with all DIY projects it would be a disaster. True story. I’m pretty sure Tiffany can start a career as a wedding planner without a hitch. I sure would be the first to recommend her ;).

My favorite part of their day was their first dance. If I’m completely honest, i’m not a huge emotional person and yet Tiffany and Omar’s first dance made me tear up with happy tears. The danced to the tune of UP. You know, the beginning of the movie when they play the super cute love story? yes. That song. They definitely got me!

Associated Vendors

Reception Venue: Vellano Country Club
Photographer: MFD Photo




I SAID YES to the DRESS: Bridal Gown Inspiration that Will surely WOW you!

One of the biggest problem that most women faces is what dress to wear. Even just on a simple and usual day, we would always complain that we don’t have anything to wear, but in fact, there are a lot of clothes piled up inside our closet. If choosing our OOTD for usual days is already a big challenge, what more if it’s already choosing the dress for the big day, how long will it take you before you say “YES to the dress?”

You probably have researched for different kinds of bridal dresses, have them printed and take them with you as you visit bridal gown shops but none of the gowns displayed captivated your heart and made you say “This is it! This is my dress!” So if you’re one of those bride-to-be who are having big trouble in choosing the perfect dress for their perfect day, try to take a look at these bridal gown collections. One of it might be the dress that you wish to wear as you say “I Do.”

Savannah Miller (Wild Horse Fall 2019)


Color: Ivory

Fit and flare basque crepe and tulle gown with beaded Chantilly lace trim hand appliqued to the delicate tulle waterfall sleeves at the waistband.Features a tulle back with deep keyhole and a multilayered tulle skirt.


Color: Ivory/ Silver

Fitted V neck matte crepe gown with straps and deep low V back and puddle train. Also available in embroidered version.


Color: Ivory

Classic high round-necked gown with curved empire waist seam detail and double micro spaghetti straps extending all the way down to the floor. Features a full chiffon skirt and deep train.


Color: Gold, Ivory

100% silk satin in elegant golden ivory with twisted halter neck. This backless gown leads to a deep dramatic train.

Julie Vino (Spring 2019 Bridal Collection)

Ines Di Santo : Fall 2019 Bridal Runway Show


Galia Lahav NEW Bridal Couture and GALA Collections: Fall 2019

Each collection, unique in its own, stays true to Galia Lahav’s signature: luxurious dresses, intricate details and sensual silhouettes that define new standards.

Drawing inspiration from the romantic Latin Culture of Portugal, the Alegria Couture Collection is defined through a very regal and romantic nature, with exquisite details, figure- flattering silhouettes and an emphasis on comfort.

Illustrated through the real-life fairy-tale bride, the Gala Collection No. 7 is defined by sweet -and-sex cuts, soft fabrics and the undeniable fashion-forward look.


Choosing your wedding dress or gown is never easy. There are a lot of designs that you can choose from and also a lot shops are offering different kinds of white gowns for your wedding. Some are simple and elegant while some gives you a princess feeling. So, gather your the entire team bride. Ask for their help as you decide which dress to wear. Just remember, make sure that you feel comfortable with the dress that you choose. It’s not always about the design but the comfortability that it’ll bring on your big day.

Miranda and Brian’s E-Session: Manitou Springs Penny Arcade

Imported From TwoBrightLights.com

Event Info

Location: Manitou Springs, CO, US
Event Date:  May 30, 2018

Client Info

Name: ♀Miranda Rose & ♂Brian Warren

Album Story

Pinball and ice cream made for the best way to start Miranda and Brian’s engagement session at the Manitou Springs Penny Arcade last week! I have heartstrings attached to Manitou because I grew up nearby in Colorado Springs. Nostalgia was heavy as we playfully toured the curious alleyways of the arcade. They jumped on my suggestions of getting some ice cream to start the session out. Can you tell which flavors they picked out? I totally thought Miranda was a mint chip kind of girl. Beyond their fav ice cream selections, I learned over the course of the session how true and sweet these two are with each other.

I know that they’re going to have a beautiful wedding next May at Villa Parker. 2019 will be here before we know it! Thanks Miranda and Brian! –Ryan

Associated Vendors

Other Location: Manitou Springs Penny Arcade
Photographer: Elevate Photography




Rorty & Nash: A Colorful Coastal Spring Wedding

Imported From TwoBrightLights.com

Event Info

Location: Cape Cod, MA, US
Event Date:  May 06, 2017

Client Info

Name: ♀Emily Rorty & ♂Evan Nash

Album Story

From the Photographers:


Emily and Evan’s natural Wychmere wedding on Cape Cod was simply beautiful. With bright and colorful details, this modern venue was the perfect spot for a coastal spring wedding. Even with a misty forecast, nothing could stop these two from smiling. Although they had planned for an outdoor ceremony, the inclement weather meant tying the knot indoors. Luckily, the Wychmere has an incredible indoor ceremony space. Huge windows brought in tons of natural light and guests could still have ocean views during the vows!


As documentary wedding photographers, there are three things that we can’t get enough of–emotions, natural light and color. This Cape Cod wedding was overflowing with all three, and we were so happy to capture it all! From Emily’s sparkle wedding dress to the stunning spring wedding bouquets by New England Gardens, this wedding felt like a spread from a magazine.  Emily and Evan took over a year to plan their relaxed Cape Cod wedding, making the month before the wedding a lot less stressful!


After getting ready for the day at the Wychmere Beach Club, Emily and Evan had their first look on the dock behind the Wychmere. Wedding party portraits followed, and we loved the unique idea of varying shades of green bridesmaid dresses! We see so many different decor ideas for beachy weddings, and loved all of the handmade colorful details of this wedding! Emily’s mom made the fabric table runners, colorful cloth napkins and wooden table numbers. Her aunt drew the signs and custom bride and groom coloring pages. Every place setting even had a hand drawn “How to eat a lobster” card for guests who were unsure about how a traditional clambake goes down. The “Treat Yo Self” sign (Parks and Rec anyone?) was also a hilarious touch.


After dinner, DJ Scott turned up the music and guests got wild on the dance floor. We even lucked out with Evan doing the “worm”! Emily and Evan snuck away for a few minutes to walk along nearby Merkel beach for some twilight portraits and we were reminded of just how gorgeous Cape Cod weddings can be.


From the bride and groom:


Evan and I met in Washington, D.C  Evan had just moved from Montana and all my friends were in serious relationships and I needed something to do, so we both happened to use online dating to meet new people. Neither of us were super serious about online dating and expected anything out of it, but it worked!

After 4 years of dating, Evan took me on an early morning hike and proposed at the overlook .  When we got back from the hike, I was surprised to find friends from up and down the east coast at our apartment ready to celebrate.


• Advice to future couples planning a wedding on the Cape?

Take your time with planning and stay super organized. We gave ourselves over a year to plan and that made the last month so much less stressful.  Keep in mind that vendors and coordinators are professionals and deal with weddings on a regular basis, you are doing it only once. If they have any suggestions, listen to them they have seen it all and know what works!


• Favorite thing about your wedding day

Seeing so many elements come together, from friends and family from all parts of life to all the crazy ideas my mom and had with the decor. Everything comes to life to make the day unforgettable.  Also, the fact that it stopped raining as soon as we arrived at Wychmere was an added bonus!

Associated Vendors

Heirlooms and extras: BHLDN
Design and Decor: Luna Bazaar
Invitation Designer: Sweet Letterpress & Design
Invitation Designer: Mospens Studios
DJ: DJ Scott
Favors and Gifts: Home Wet Bar
Favors and Gifts: Happy Cats Print Company
Groomsman Attire: The Tie Bar
Groomsman Attire: The Black Tux
Jewelry: The Top Jewelers
Dress Designer: Hayley Paige
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Beauty: Fiddleheads Salon
Hair Stylist: Artworx Hair Design
Caterer: Wychmere Beach Club
Floral Designer: New England Gardens
Location: Wychmere Beach Club
Photographer: Dreamlove Photography




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