Rustic Spanish Countryside Wedding: Verena + Guy

Granada Spain Wedding

Verena + Guy are avid travelers and globetrotters, so it was practically a given that their wedding would take place somewhere exciting + unique. At the time of their engagement, Guy was living in Lebanon + Verena in the US, so they decided the best thing to do would be to pick a place in the middle! They chose Andalucía, as Spain was a country they both not visited before and was an area they knew their guests would fall in love with. And as you’ll see in Andreas Holm’s beautiful photos, their venue, Cortijo del Marques, was the perfect place to express their industrial-romantic style and host an unforgettable celebration!

Verena says, We kept the guest list intimate and the day long to maximize the quality time with our family and friends who travelled from all over the world to share the day. The wedding was an eclectic mix of Lebanese, American and Spanish traditions making it the first of its kind for family and friends.

Granada Spain Wedding

Daisy Tarsi Boutique wedding dress

black and white invitation

Daisy Tarsi Boutique wedding dress

Verena wore a custom dress from Daisy Tarsi Boutique + carried a vibrant bouquet designed by Nerine Arte Floral.

red peony bouquet

wedding direction signs

hanging pom garland

vintage suitcase

Granada Spain Wedding

hanging floral jars

Love the rustic feel of their ceremony site!

hanging floral jars

flower girl

ring bearers

Granada Spain Wedding

Granada Spain Wedding

Granada Spain Wedding

Granada Spain Wedding

Granada Spain Wedding

Processional: Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel

Recessional: Con te Partiro – Andrea Bocelli

First Dance: Fly me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra

Granada Spain Wedding

Granada Spain Wedding

Granada Spain Wedding

Daisy Tarsi Boutique wedding dress

Granada Spain Wedding

Cortijo del Marques

red floral centerpieces

red floral centerpieces

And the industrial reception space was just perfection!

hanging bulbs over tables

small red centerpiece

bread and jam

soup plate setting

soup plate setting

paella

Having our family and friends in the same location just to celebrate our union was priceless. Being able to enjoy and entire day of fun and beauty with them was by far on the top of our favorite memories list, not just for the wedding day, but a special memory in our lives.

cheers

goodie bag

chalkboard dessert bar

milk and cookies

naked cake

Cortijo del Marques

Granada Spain Wedding

Verena says, I had been waiting a long time to ride a horse in my wedding dress, mission accomplished!

Granada Spain Wedding

Granada Spain Wedding

Granada Spain Wedding

Granada Spain Wedding

Granada Spain Wedding

Granada Spain Wedding

-Enjoy the chaos of it all, it will go by fast!
-Your wedding day is all about you so make it yours! Be creative.
-Not everything will go your way on the actual wedding day but don’t let that ruin the moment.
-When budgeting, make a list of your top priorities, it helps. Ours were : the photographer, the venue, and the food.

photography: Andreas Holm Photography // venue + catering: Cortijo del Marques Granada, Spain // event planner: Valentina’s // florals: Nerine Arte Floral // wedding dress: Daisy Tarsi Boutique (custom design for the bride) Coral Gables, Florida // shoes: BCBG Maxazria // shoe clips: Etsy // bridesmaid dresses: Aidan Mattox // hair + makeup: IS Hair Design Malaga, Spain // groom suit: Boudi Dib sur misura, Beirut, Lebanon // furniture rentals: Crimons Madrid, Spain // paper goods: Custom made by the Bride, Groom & Best Man, Beirut, Lebanon // cake: Marta Pino Malaga, Spain // music: DJ Nico Notario, Marbella, Spain

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Romantic Fall Wedding Inspiration

vibrant fall romance inspiration

If you thought a fall wedding wasn’t for you, this beautiful editorial by Nhiya Kaye Photography + Sax Romney seriously just might change your mind! We may have never loved the colors of the season more + the florals you get to play with this time of year are pretty ridiculously amazing. (Check out our Fall Flower Guide to learn more!) The Salt Lake City natural light studio loft the team shot in provided a perfect place to set a table that’s sure to inspire many November weddings + holiday gatherings. Let’s hear a little bit more about what inspired this super pretty setting from Rebecca of Nhiya Kaye:

This shoot was inspired by the vibrant and moody feel of fall and the romance it brings to our lives. As the months get cooler, the cozier we get with our loved ones. We wanted to share what we cherish most about autumn. Vibrant colors, warm light, to the cozy romance. How can you not be excited for fall weddings?

vibrant fall romance invitation

vibrant fall romance leaf wall

What an amazing (and easy to recreate!) backdrop for indoor fall weddings!

vibrant fall romance boutonniere

vibrant fall romance bouquet

vibrant fall romance leaf wall

vibrant fall romance inspiration

flower plate setting

vibrant fall romance menu

vibrant fall romance tablescape

We love the colors the team went with – yellow + burgundy was an unexpected combination – and the paper goods by Jess Kasteler Design Studio provided a great finishing  touch.

vibrant fall romance inspiration

vibrant fall romance inspiration

vibrant fall romance dessert table

vibrant fall romance dessert table

vibrant fall romance dessert table

vibrant fall romance inspiration

What a rad brick wall!

vibrant fall romance inspiration

vibrant fall romance flower crown

vibrant fall romance inspiration

vibrant fall romance inspiration

vibrant fall romance inspiration

vibrant fall romance inspiration

vibrant fall romance inspiration

We’re feelin’ fall now more than ever! A big thanks goes out to the following creatives for sharing their talents with us today!

photography: Nhiya Kaye Photography // location: Photo Collective Studios Salt Lake City, Utah // florals: Sax Romney // dress: Nearly Newlywed // rentals: Diamond Rental // paper goods: Jess Kasteler Design Studio // hair + makeup: Lyn Shelley Hair and Makeup // cakes: Carrie’s Cakes // catering: Full of Pepper

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Eclectic Palm Springs Wedding: Danielle + Seth

Anthropologie floral dresses

Danielle + Seth decided very early on in their wedding planning that they wanted to get their families + friends together for more than just one night. Seth’s family lives in Georgia, and they knew their wedding would be a rare (or the only) opportunity for everyone to be together in the same place at the same time. Once they found their venue, the beautiful Casa Cody Historic Inn in Palm Springs, their plans for a relaxing + fun wedding weekend began to fall into place. They loved that the lush outdoor space allowed them to keep decor to a minimum. And most of what was included was DIY. Their friends actually threw them a DIY party the weekend before the wedding and they finished most of their projects then! What a fun idea :) Here’s more about their wedding style from Danielle:

Seth and I didn’t exactly have a “theme” for our wedding. Our goal was to make the day feel like our home: vibrant, cozy, and eclectic, with a mix of styles, eras and colors. Most of the decor and DIY projects were done out of simply wanting something to look a certain way and not paying too much attention to making everything match. Our main focus was on making sure everyone had a great time, and that our wedding wasn’t just an evening, but an entire weekend experience.

Big thanks to Logan Cole for the gorgeous photos and to Carina of Tealight Weddings and Events for the fun event design. And, of course, congrats + best wishes to the newlyweds!

Sarah Seven wedding dress

colorful heels

illustrated floral invitation

cathedral veil

Sarah Seven wedding dress

Sarah Seven wedding dress

palm springs first look

Eclectic Palm Springs wedding

Eclectic Palm Springs wedding

Danielle on her beautiful blush dress, Dress shopping was harder than I thought it would be. I had always envisioned myself in a vintage dress, something unique and one-of-a-kind. But after trying on a hundred vintage dresses nothing felt right, and nothing seemed truly “me.” I also didn’t want to miss out the bridal salon experience, so I made a couple appointments and started my foray into modern dresses. I had seen the Sarah Seven Blushing dress online, and went to the only salon in LA that carries that designer. The first trip I went alone; I am confident in my own style and didn’t want my friends’ or family members’ opinions influencing me before I even got a chance to decide for myself. I had narrowed it down to 3 dress (all by Sarah Seven), and the salon took pictures of me on my phone so I could think about it (how awesome is that!?). When I came back with my family, as soon as I pulled the Blushing dress on, before it was even zipped, I couldn’t stop smiling. Funnily enough, my family were very skeptical of a pink dress at first, but I was so smitten with it that no other dress could have been an option. My mom found a belt in the salon by a different designer but that matched the dress perfectly, and that’s what I wore on my wedding day.

Eclectic Palm Springs wedding

red lip bride

Eclectic Palm Springs wedding

Eclectic Palm Springs wedding

pattern ties

Anthropologie floral dresses

colorful heels

We’re so in love with the floral Peter Som for Anthropologie dresses the bridesmaids wore! And their bright, fun shoes only made things even better!

Anthropologie floral dresses

Eclectic Palm Springs wedding

Eclectic Palm Springs wedding

Eclectic Palm Springs wedding

Eclectic Palm Springs wedding

Eclectic Palm Springs wedding

ice cream sandwiches

By now you know we’re totally crushing on the apparel from this wedding, but the handmade reception is just a good! Shop Danielle + Seth’s eclectic wedding look below, then be sure to finish out the post and see their fun reception details, too:

ceremony program fan

Casa Cody Historic Inn wedding

Casa Cody Historic Inn wedding

Casa Cody Historic Inn wedding

Casa Cody Historic Inn wedding

Casa Cody Historic Inn wedding

Anthropologie floral dresses

Processional: Bridal Party: Peaceful, Easy Feeling – The Eagles; Bride: Don't Worry Baby – The Beach Boys

Recessional: Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) – Stevie Wonder

First Dance: Guilty – Al Bowlly

Casa Cody Historic Inn wedding

reception programs

Eclectic Palm Springs

reception programs

From Carina of Tealight Weddings and Events, For dinner, we utilized a large grassy courtyard to set one long table for all 80 guests and adorned it with a hand-printed runner and taper candle-holders crafted by Seth and Danielle. The simple, yet perfect florals by My Little Flower Shop were the perfect finishing touch.

eclectic table number

praying mantis

praying mantis

first dance

Danielle: I was surprised that my favorite moment was our first dance. I thought for sure it would be walking down the aisle or privately toasting our new marriage right after the ceremony (both great BTW), but it was hands down the First Dance. We were kind of lazy leading up to the wedding and initially planned on just getting up there and basically swaying for 2 minutes. But as the day drew closer both of us were getting nervous about how long 2 minutes feels when 80 pairs of eyes are watching you. So we hired Helene from I Do Wedding Dances; she came to our place two weeks before our wedding day to teach us a dance choreographed to our song. We only practiced maybe 3 more times beforehand, so on the morning of the wedding we woke up before everyone else to rehearse the dance in the reception space. And for the life of us, we could not get it right. And when Seth's aunt peeked out with a camera we decided to just wing it later that night...After everything else that day, getting ready, the first look, portraits, more portraits, touch ups, the ceremony....walking to the dance floor when our song started to play was the easiest thing of all. All of the earlier stress was gone, everyone was having a good time, and I was just so happy to be dancing with my husband that we nailed the dance! I was smiling and laughing so much throughout that my cheeks were hurting by final dip. Also, jumping into the pool at the end of the night was pretty awesome - it was the perfect culmination of the months and months we spent preparing for the wedding.

Seth: I enjoyed picking the cactus pieces out of Danielle's veil when we were out in the desert taking pictures. I don't know if it was my favorite moment, but it was certainly a personal and memorable one.

reception band

long tables

wedding party jumping in pool

We were engaged for a year and a half, which took a great deal of stress and rush out of the planning process. There were, of course, still some tear-filled moments of contemplating elopement, but overall spreading out the tasks made it a lot more manageable with everything else life throws at you. Finding a great venue, was probably the most difficult part of our vendor search, but so many other decisions were made easier once that was locked down. And once we had our venue and date we booked Logan, our photographer. I cannot stress enough how grateful you will be for having the photographer you want - so book them early!

But most of all, my best advice for couples is to make the day your own. There were so many times that I'd get swept up looking at wedding blogs and Pinterest and wondering why we hadn't planned some kind of cocktail hour entertainment or arranged for an elaborate candy table. Seth was so wonderful in helping me focus on what was truly important to us and what we felt represented our style and our tastes the best. Because when the big day finally arrives, nothing else matters except you having the time of your life - and you will! - and that's the best part: going through the day with nothing but love on your mind, and knowing that this day is all about celebrating the two of you.

photography: Logan Cole // planning + design: Carina McLaughlin of Tealight Weddings and Events // venue: Casa Cody Historic Inn Palm Springs, California // florals: My Little Flower Shop // catering: Cafe on location // band: The Downtown Train // hair: Nathan Rickel // makeup: Miranda Luna // bride’s dress: Sarah Seven – purchased at Lovely Bride // bridesmaid’s dresses: Peter Som for Anthropologie // invitations: Lindsey Pemberton of Llore Pemberton

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryLOGAN COLE Photography is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery

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