Vintage Garden Wedding at Glen Foerd Estate • Kate & Jill Photography

Vintage Garden Wedding at Glen Foerd Estate • Kate & Jill Photography

Some weddings just make you smile the instant you see them, and this stunning fall garden wedding at Glen Foerd Estate is absolutely one of them. The dynamic duo of Kate + Jill Photography perfectly captured every detail and smile, and we couldn't love it more. From the incredible watercolor stationery and the bold fall florals, to Alyssa's gorgeous lace gown and the perfectly-mismatched bridesmaid dresses, we love it all. After this stretch of hot summer weather, this October wedding is a wonderful reminder that cooler days are not too far away.

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Gorgeous Modern Vintage Wedding at Union Trust • Emily Wren Weddings

Gorgeous Modern Vintage Wedding at Union Trust • Emily Wren Weddings

Today is a very special day friends, because our very own Blogger Bride Ashley is MARRIED to her high school sweetheart, Ben, and there are just not enough heart eyes for this wedding! To understand much of their day, you need to know that these two met while working at their local movie theater, and the ways in which they incorporated meaningful and significant movie-themed details will leave you with tears in your eyes. Their day at Union Trust in Philadelphia was both classic and glamorous, with modern and vintage details seamlessly incorporated at every turn. We'll let the incredible photos from the talented Emily Wren tell the story... so pull up a chair, pour that second cup of coffee and get ready to fall. in. LOVE. 

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70's Boho Farm Wedding Inspiration at The Rodale Institute • Nina Lily Photography

70's Boho Farm Wedding Inspiration at The Rodale Institute • Nina Lily Photography

Just when we think we've seen every type of styled shoot out there, Nina Lily blows us away with this stunning geometric-boho wedding inspiration at the Rodale Institute, and we're totally smitten. Rust tones, blues, and copper were the perfect compliment to the demonstration gardens at Rodale, and for the eclectic decor for this nostalgic farm wedding. From the brides stunning gown and the groom's blue corduroy blazers, to the organic florals and geometric jewelry, every detail is more beautiful than the next. Friends, I hope you're ready to be inspired, because this one is so SO good. 

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Boho Industrial-Chic Inspiration in the Lehigh Valley • Nina Lily Photography + Fox & Finch Rentals

Boho Industrial-Chic Inspiration in the Lehigh Valley • Nina Lily Photography + Fox & Finch Rentals

Oh friends, today's wedding inspiration is SO good. Full of color and modern, eclectic details, this will undoubtedly have you dreaming of summer. With a nod to the industrial history of the Lehigh Valley, Fox & Finch Rentals gathered this incredible team to create a boho inspired, industrial-chic shoot at the Charles A. Brown Ice House. From the bright, gorgeous blooms to the geometric cake, Nina Lily Photography effortlessly captured every last detail. This shoot is sure to be a favorite for a long time, so get ready to be inspired! 

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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

Modern Garden Wedding at the Cira Center • Emily Wren Weddings

 

Well friends, you should go grab your coffee and plan to stay awhile... this Philadelphia wedding from Emily Wren is that good. When you combine some of Philly's best wedding vendors, a stunning venue, perfect weather and a bride and groom who could pass for models, you get one of the most stylish weddings we've seen yet. 


From Emily: Jana & Peter were married at the Cira Center in Philadelphia on Labor Day Weekend. With it's rustic interior and modern facade, The Cira Center was a beautiful backdrop for this urban garden wedding. To celebrate the end of summer, Oleander Floral Design created an incredible bridal bouquet and decorated the Cira Center like a lush garden, with garlands full of greenery and a variety of white blooms. If you look close, you'll notice little hints from the garden such as mint, peppers, and rosemary! The chuppa was covered in greenery as well, giving it a natural and earthy feel. Jana looked effortlessly elegant in her Theia gown, from BHLDN. Her long golden locks, styled by True Beauty Marks, fell sweetly at her shoulders. I took advantage of the close proximity to Philadelphia's historic 30th Street Station to take some portraits of the bridal party. The art deco architecture and massive windows made for some uniquely beautiful moment. And how nice of the station manager to wish Jana & Peter a happy wedding over the loudspeaker!

Vendors: Hair/Make Up: Gina at True Beauty Marks | Planer/Coordinator: Caitlin Boshnack (JG Domestic Wedding Coordinator) | Caterer: Garces Catering  | Dress Maker: Theia, Elsa Gown | Shoes: Badgley Mischka, Ava II Sandal, Silver | Florist: Cynthia at Oleander Florals | Band/DJ: Sean McCaffrey, Center Stage Entertainment | Photography : Emily Wren Weddings

Local Events • Beepie: The Ultimate Girls Day

 

Oh, to be a bride again in 2016! The events, the classes, a flower crown workshop where you are treated to hair and makeup... and mimosas?! I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Belovely, one of Pennsylvania's top Floral and Event Design vendors, is hosting their famous Beepie event on March 13th. A girls' day getting dolled up, and ending with some gorgeous photos of you and your bridesmaids? Sounds like a perfect day to me! 


What is BeePie?

BeePie is the ULTIMATE girls day! 

Belovely will be hosting a flower crown workshop on March 13th at The Horticulture Center where we teach you how to make your own flower crown. You then get to model your flower crown in our designed sets using Maggpie Rental's inventory by professional photographers! True Beauty Marks will be on site to provide Hair & Make Up for those who decide to upgrade their package and get dolled up for their photos! Photographers are Melissa from M2 Photography and Erika Brown Photography.

Snacks & a Mimosa Bar will be provided and DJ Doug will be in attendance, providing tunes for the event and bringing the FUN atmosphere!

Registration is through our website www.blvly.com 

Photography by M2 Photography

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