Category Archives: Two Dress Wedding

Wedding: Jaci & Kerry

From Kerry: Jaci and I met in San Diego while she was on vacation from Kentucky with a friend. A mutual friend introduced us and for the next 2 days she was there, we were inseparable. For the next year, we had an over 2,000 mile long distance relationship. Throughout all of the plane rides and phone calls, we fell in love. It was apparent that we both felt this love because we ended up proposing to each other at the same exact time (all of our friends knew we were going to propose to each other and somehow kept it a secret). We now live right outside of Philadelphia with our crazy dogs and it’s great to not be apart!

Jaci and I legally wed in NYC and decided to celebrate with our family and friends 6 months later at the Ocean Key Resort in West, FL. We had a group of 50 that made the trip from all over the U.S. to celebrate with us for the whole weekend. On the day of the wedding, it rained and rained and rained until about 30 minutes before the ceremony. Our photographer didn’t skip a beat and made the best of the conditions. Our good friend, Becca, did a great job of leading the ceremony and was also a bridesmaid. Jaci’s maid of honor’s speech turned into a surprise Harlem Shake of the bridal party and their dates and it was hilarious! The rain held off the entire time and we couldn’t have asked for a better wedding.

 

Event Credits

Cakes and Dessert: Key West CakesLocation: Key West, FLMusic: Island DJPhotography: Melissa Kelly http://www.melissakellyphotography.com/Venue: Ocean Key Resort & Spa
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Wedding: Grace & Elle

Hijinks!!  Knights in shining armor need apply as photograph extras only. =)

Elle and Grace got married at the Faenol Fawr country house in Bodelwyddan, North Wales on Sunday. It was a beautiful day in North Wales and perfect for a wedding.

The legal part of the day was inside the Faenol Fawr at lunch time and was a very moving ceremony.

After the ceremony we headed off to Rhuddlan Castle for a few photos of the two brides. Little did we know that there was some kind of medieval event going on. Cue all kinds of fun!

The two stunning brides were joined by the armed guys there for a quick photo and they all showed their war faces. I think Elle and Grace out-did them on that point though.

We headed back to the wedding venue for the wedding breakfast, speeches and cake cutting. That turned out to be a rainbow cake which looked amazing.

In the early evening Grace’s grandmother performed a blessing for the two brides outside in the garden. With the guests sat on blankets and a choir singing in the corner of the garden in the very warm evening sun it was pretty much the perfect setting.

Event Credits

Catering: Faenol Fawr country houseLocation: Faenol Fawr country house in Bodelwyddan, North Wales, UKPhotography: Tony Fanning photographyVenue: Faenol Fawr country house
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Liz and Julie

From Jennie, of Green Blossom Photography: Liz and Julie were married in the beautiful rustic Rocky Mountains at Snow Mountain Ranch, Colorado. For an outdoorsy, adventurous couple the location was perfect and provided such a great backdrop for an intimate and emotional celebration. My favorite parts of the day were the utterly heartfelt toasts to the happy couple, followed by a surprise flash mob performed by all the guests. Heather and I were honored to be able to capture the day, from the first look, to the woopie pie cake tasting, to the energetic dancing along with an awesome blue grass band.

Event Credits

Location: YMCA of the Rockies at Snow Mountain Ranch, ColoradoPhotography: Green Blossom PhotographyVenue: YMCA of the Rockies at Snow Mountain Ranch
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Wedding: Peg & Lauren

From Sara + Ryan: Peg and Lauren’s wedding took place at the Montage in Laguna Beach, which we believe to be the most beautiful place in all of Orange County. A gorgeous ocean front view, just enough cloud coverage to create beautiful lighting, two beautiful brides, a small, intimate ceremony, and few simplistic details, all made this one of the most beautiful weddings we’ve ever photographed.

After seven years of being together, surviving a long distance relationship, moving across the country together (and now back.  Just after their wedding they moved to New York. We wish these two nothing but many more happy years together!

 

 

Event Credits

Location: Laguna Beach, CAOther: Andi Martin Makeup and HairPhotography: Sara+RyanPlanner or Event Designer: Patty BurnsVenue: Montage Laguna Beach
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Wedding: Megan & Katie

OMGosh the rooftop shots… =)

-S

From Megan: Katie and I first met during our senior year in college at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. Despite attending the same school for 3 years, we had somehow managed to go nearly all of college without even knowing each other existed! After we were introduced by a mutual friend, we immediately hit it off – it was over a month before we spent a day apart. Just shy of our three-year anniversary, Katie proposed to me while on a picnic behind the Art Museum in Philadelphia (one of our favorite spots!). Even though we had already picked out the ring (and she had even bought it!) months before, she completely took me by surprise with the proposal, complete with our favorite cheeses and even a personalized wine bottle! I returned the favor several weeks later with a near-replica of the first meal we ever cooked together and ring for her.

We decided to tie the knot about a year and a half later, and quickly booked our venue for July. While we researched venues both in and outside of the city, we quickly fell in love with Top of the Tower, the 50th floor of a high-rise in Center City. Philadelphia is where our relationship began and blossomed, so a venue with breathtaking views of the city and surrounding areas could not have been more perfect. Even on top of that, both of us love to eat, so excellent food was a must-have – and Top of the Tower did not disappoint (we even got a tasting before we signed a contract!). After booking our venue, we rewarded all our hard work with almost two months off from wedding planning to just enjoy being engaged!

Once the planning kicked into high gear and the vendor search began, Katie and I realized how lucky we are to have some extremely talented friends who were able to contribute to our big day, which made this whole experience even more special. We had friends design all of our stationary, play music for our ceremony and reception, and even take our photographs! Tara, who is a good friend, is one of the most talented photographers we know. It meant so much to us, not only to have her there to celebrate this important time in our lives, but to capture all of the emotion perfectly! We also stumbled upon a wonderful cinematographer, James Knightly, to capture the day on film; while we didn’t know him prior to booking him to shoot our wedding, we certainly consider him a friend now!

Most of the small details of the day were purchased on Etsy or handmade from ideas on Pinterest (thank goodness for the internet!). It was these little things that helped make our day even more personal. One of my favorites was our cake toppers, purchased from an artist on Etsy, which were wood-painted replicas of Kaite and me in our dresses (and of our two cats!). Our friend who designed our stationary even made us a personal monogram, which we inevitably put on everything from the welcome bags (filled with Philadelphia-themed goodies) for guests staying at a local hotel to the photo strips from our photo booth. The photo booth ended up being a HUGE hit! Guests received two copies of their photos; one to keep as a memento and one to put in a guest book where they were able to record a message for us. We also filled baskets with over 40 pairs of flip-flops in our wedding colors for guests to change into during the reception. I think we only had one extra pair left over after the wedding! Guests were also able to enjoy some late-night Philly snacks from Philly Pretzel Factory and Rita’s Water Ice to help last them until the end of the party. Since our wedding was so close to the 4th of July, we were even treated to a fireworks display over the river, which looked even more spectacular from our 50th-story views. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day.

Event Credits

Location: Philadelphia, PA Other: Etsy Photography: Tara Beth Photography Venue: Top of the Tower
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Wedding: Aimee & Helen

*hi folks– there’s a beautiful shot here that looks like the beginnings of a thank-you note.  It’s not an error, it was just too amazing to leave out!

-S

From Catherine, Aimee & Helen’s photographer: Aimee & Helen were married on Guemes Island, a very small community about two hours north of their hometown of Seattle. The “resort” where they were married is basically just a bunch of cabins on the beach, where they & their guests stayed for a few nights in celebration of their marriage. It was perfectly them… outdoorsy, relaxed, fun, with lots of love & truly a feeling of celebration. They surprised their guests by arriving in a seaplane, basically “walking” down the aisle via the seaplane dropping them off on the beach where their friends & family were waiting. It was a surprise to everyone, who were cheering & laughing & crying… and was really the most incredible way to get the party started!

Event Credits

Location: United StatesPhotography: CALIMA PortraitsVenue: Guemes Island Resort
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Wedding: Emily & Marcy

From Emily: Marcy and I got married June 2, 2012 on a beautiful day in Balboa Park, San Diego. Before the ceremony, we did a “first look” since neither of us knew what the other would be wearing. Seeing Marcy in her wedding dress for the first time was incredible; it’s a moment I’ll never forget. The ceremony took place in a butterfly garden tucked down in an alcove full of natural beauty. We worked with our officiant to design a ceremony that was truly ours; we picked out everything because it was meaningful to us, including a handfasting ceremony where we literally “tied the knot”. The idea of community is very important to us and therefore we chose to have a beautiful marriage certificate designed (a hybrid between a quaker marriage certificate and a ketubah) that everyone at the ceremony signed. We really couldn’t have done it without the support and help of our friends and family. They really made the day come together. In addition, we took a group picture of all the wedding guests after the ceremony concluded, all 63 of us!


The reception was in the Museum of Photographic Arts, and it was spectacular. We got to use the photobooth; which was a ton of fun. We had everyone put a photo strip into our guestbook so we will have crazy pictures from all of our friends and family to remember forever. The exhibition that was up during our wedding was a fun and upbeat display about Jazz music that just happened to match our colors perfectly. Everything went smoothly and it was a truly perfect day. Everyone told us that our wedding was the most fun they had ever had at a wedding. We had one surprise up our sleeves and that was our first dance. We had been taking dance lessons in the months before the wedding and had choreographed our first dance to “Brighter Than Sunshine” by Aqualung. We did it flawlessly (for the first time in our dresses!) and blew everyone away. It was exhilarating! We mingled and danced the night away until it was time to go. It’s true what everyone says, it’s gone in a flash, but our wedding day was filled with so many moments that I will never forget.

Photography by Cakes & Kisses.

Event Credits

Attire: Emily’s Dress: Watters from Here Comes The Bride Marcy’s Dress: Mon Amie Bridal Exclusive Cakes and Dessert: Friend of bridesCatering: Behind the Scenes Catering and Events Florist: Ria Del Rosario, Historie PapersLocation: Balboa Park, San Diego, CAMusic: DJ Abel from Scratch Weddings Officiant: Alice King, associated with Unitarian Universalist.Other: Makeup: Smashbox makeup counter at Nordstroms, Emily’s Hair Accessories: Veil from LoveTheBride Marcy’s Hair Accessories: Lo Boheme Dance Lessons: Champion Ballroom Academy Wedding Rings: Tiffany & Co.Photography: Cakes and Kisses Wedding PhotographyPlanner or Event Designer: Ria Del Rosario, Historie PapersStationery: http://www.weddingpaperdivas.com/Venue: Ceremony: Zoro Garden, Balboa Park Reception: Museum of Photographic Arts, Balboa Park
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