Moody Vow Renewal at The Living Wall at Promise Ridge • Nina Lily Photography

Moody Vow Renewal at The Living Wall at Promise Ridge • Nina Lily Photography

Oh friends, we've been waiting patiently for this day to come and when you see this gorgeous vow renewal from Nina Lily Photography, you'll absolutely know why. Missy and John weren't able to have the wedding they dreamed of five years ago, so when the stars aligned and they were able to share their vows together at the stunning Living Wall at Promise Ridge, Nina graciously helped them pull off a day they'll never forget. Lush greenery, vintage tables, copper accents and a couple completely in love... we'll just let the pictures tell the story. It's one you don't want to miss, we can promise you that!

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Eclectic Barn Wedding at Fiddle Lake Farm • Asya Photography

Eclectic Barn Wedding at Fiddle Lake Farm • Asya Photography

Oh friends,  Monday is going to be exponentially brighter after seeing this gorgeous summer wedding from Asya Photography. Erin and Dan's barn wedding at Fiddle Lake Farm in Thompson, PA is all kinds of perfect. From the vintage + eclectic decor of the venue to their vintage getaway car, every piece of their wedding was full of meaning, and a true representation of them as a couple. If you've ever felt that a barn wedding was what you dreamed of, but weren't sure how you could decorate it, today's wedding is for you! 

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Whimsical Bridal Shower Inspiration at The Lodge at Raven Creek • Forget-Me-Not-Rentals

Whimsical Bridal Shower Inspiration at The Lodge at Raven Creek • Forget-Me-Not-Rentals

The only thing we love more than a styled shoot, is one that is realistic and attainable for our readers, and today's bridal shower inspiration from Forget-Me-Not Vintage Rentals is exactly that. This spring shower at The Lodge at Raven Creek is sweet, rustic and intimate. We love how the vintage decor pieces bring so much personality to the table, and more importantly, how much this bride and her bridesmaids are just being themselves. From the romantic spring florals to the gorgeous grounds of the venue, this shoot is full of inspiration for every event. 

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Pink & Orange Boho Bridal Shower Inspiration • Nicole Taylor Photography

 

This intimate, boho-chic bridal shower shoot from Nicole Taylor is the perfect blend of vibrant florals, neutral colors and full of inspiration for any event. Silvery Moon Guesthouse was the perfect backdrop for the bohemian vibe, and the styling from Allium and Patchwork Planning made the entire event welcoming and warm. Vintage glassware, fruits and a flower-crown session? This is a shower we wish we were invited to! 


From Nicole: Located in an old historic chapel in Stroudsburg, PA in the Poconos. We were contacted by the venue owner Liz who had recently purchased the property containing an old school house, an old historic chapel and a beautifully decorated home that she now calls The Silvery Moon Guesthouse. Looking to offer her space for small events and weddings Candice of Patchwork Planning and Renee of Forget Me Not Rentals decided on a vibrant bridal shower with a Boho feel. Sarah of Allium contributed to the styling and completed the look and feel with her beautiful floral designs including the stunning floral necklace worn by our model for the shoot. 

The inspiration for this shoot drew from two completely different worlds. We wanted to to go for a raw bohemian vibe pulling in a ton of neutral tones, but we also wanted the color to make a statement so we included bold pinks and orange. We used pops of color in the florals, fruits, and other small details, while maintaining a neutral pallet within the furniture and the throw pillows and poufs. To tie in the florals, we also used them to accentuate the adorable buttercream cupcakes. 

Since we wanted to inspire a bridal shower, we thought a flower crown activity would be a fun and unique way to entertain guests. We wanted the seating situation to be cozy and inviting so we used a low bohemian style table with some throw pillows and poufs. 

Photographer:  Nicole Taylor Photography | Floral Designer: Allium Design | Cake Designer: Cozze cakes | Equipment Rentals: Forget Me Not Vintage Rentals | Makeup Artist:Marina Christine MUA | Jewelry: Nespoli Jewelers | Event Planner: Patchwork Planning | Hair Stylist:Pebbles Hair Designs | Event Venue: Silvery Moon Guesthouse


Bohemian Wedding at Tall Timber Barn • Redfield Photo

 

One search for "weddings" on Pinterest and you're sure to find lists and lists of "wedding must-haves" or "mistakes not to make"... and while some of the advice is genuinely helpful, any reference to the wedding "rules" would send some couples running in the other direction. We LOVE weddings that break the rules, embrace history and exude personality, and this Poconos wedding from Redfield Photo certainly fits the bill. Jane + Brandon's Wedding at Tall Timber Barn was made up of meaningful, thoughtful details that told their love story from start to finish. Full of laughter, tears (and an astronaut helmet!), this day is one we won't forget. 


From the bride: Brandon and I both come from creative stock (his mom's a dancer, my parents are both classical musicians), so the little details and what they represented really mattered to us. We started out wanting to keep it simple, but ended up making pretty much everything and dragging our best friends and family into it, too. I learned to do a lot of things I didn't know how to do before (Wood carving? No big deal!). A few days before the wedding, it basically became a craft fair in the woods - a few days of summer camp full of DIY, painting, tying, punctuated by karaoke and beer pong and family chats. It was a blast. It helped that the owners of the barn, Mia and Ralph, were awesome and game for making the day what we envisioned. We really just wanted a big ol' party in the woods with all the people we love, and as many of the things we like, as possible.

We wanted to avoid lavish, honor our family and friends, and make it fun and romantic and special for everyone. When we found Tall Timber Barn in the Poconos amongst all the beautiful tall trees, next to an old abandoned resort rumored to be haunted, 15 minutes bus ride from a local casino for an after party, we were sold. We wanted a family dinner outside in the clearing with eclectic table settings, lots of flowers and vases, games, and sunshine, followed by a dance party in the barn with glow sticks and animal masks, lots of things to see and eat, and lots of laughter and bourbon.

Brandon and I both wanted to honor our families' journeys. Brandon's family hails from Hawaii, and my parents and I are from China, so we wanted to make sure we took pieces of our cultures we loved and brought them into our wedding. Both our families have gone through a lot to get to celebrate together and we felt so deeply grateful. That was probably the best thing about the wedding - the realization that whatever was in the past and whatever will be in the future, we were together to celebrate all the great things in life - love, friendship, laughter. We had a traditional Hawaiian lei ceremony officiated by Brandon's uncle Juan, who came all the way from Honolulu to join us. During the ceremony Juan talked about the how we can find the divine in our love for each other and the serendipity of the day, and it was beautiful.

My parents are both musicians, and my brother and I were forced as children of musicians to learn (albeit rather poorly in my case). Growing up, we used to perform as a family together at retirement homes, so we brought the band back together for a big show, my parents and I on violin and my brother on piano. My dad also plays a host of Chinese folk instruments, and he busted out some mean solos on the Er Hu, a 2 stringed instrument traditionally used in Chinese theatre. Everyone started stomping the floor on the beat and hollering - it was awesome.

Vendors: Venue: Tall Timber Barn | Florist: Bloominous | Videographer: Mint Wedding Cinematography | Rentals: Forget-Me-Not Vintage  | Hair and Makeup: True Beauty Marks | DJ: Joe O'Malley DJ | Caterer: 14 Acre Farm | Wedding Dress Designer: Sarah Seven | Brides Shoes: Chelsea Crew | Bridesmaid Dresses: Badgley Mischka | Groom's Suit: Bonobos chinos, Pronto Blue vest, Tie Bar tie | Paper goods: DIY | Photography: Redfield Photography

Romantic Pittsburgh Backyard Wedding • Audra Wrisley

 

Back to reality after a glorious long weekend, and this lovely fall wedding from Audra Wrisley is making the transition a whole lot easier. From the hand-folded origami flowers and the tea cup succulent favors, to the bride's vintage-inspired dress... everything about Jean + Wyatt's wedding day is absolute perfection. 


From Audra: Jean and Wyatt’s pink and mint backyard wedding in Pittsburgh was a dream, and I loved every minute of photographing my sweet friends’ wedding day! Full of hand-crafted details from start to finish, Jean’s amazing eye for design and color made for a stunning backdrop for their September wedding. Centered around a palette of pink and mint, a few of my favorite details were Jean’s hand folded origami flowers to decorate the ceremony tent, the moss-filled ring box, and the vintage tea cup succulent terrariums they provided for guests to take a little piece of the day home with them. Jean and Wyatt said their vows under a salvaged victorian door repurposed for a ceremony arch, with the help of the Bride’s father. Following the luncheon at Lemont overlooking the city, we were able to take one final stop at PPG Place’s Wintergarden to do some portraits in its gorgeous greenhouse. I can’t imagine a better way to conclude such an amazing wedding day! Congratulations!

Vendors:  Photography: Audra Wrisley | Hair & Makeup: Lori Nansi | Floral Design: Petals and Promises | Invitation Design: Jolly Edition | Bridal Dress: Free People | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bride’s Rings: Todd Reed | Bride’s Jewelry: Ippolita | Groom’s Suit: Macy’s | Groom’s Tie: Etsy | Ceremony Chairs: Forget Me Not Vintage | Ceremony Arch: Construction Junction | Ceremony Origami Flowers: DIY | Tea cups: Vintage | Table Number Holders: Kate Aspen | Luncheon Venue: Le Mont Pittsburgh | Portrait Location: PPG Place, Wintergarden