Rainy Summer Camp Wedding: Marea + Jed

deer wedding illustration

We have such a sweet rainy-day summer camp wedding to share with you today! Marea + Jed were married at the Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville, New York, where Jed attended camp as a child. They wanted to bring new memories to this very special place and host a relaxed + fun weekend in the woods with their guests, who mostly traveled in from out of state. I absolutely love the custom illustrations Marea + Jed created and included into their day. It’s such a clever idea to brand your celebration with a one-of-a-kind logo or design!

Thank you so much to Josh Goleman from The Wedding Artists Collective for the gorgeous photos and congratulations Marea + Jed!

deer wedding illustration

forest

deer wedding illustration


I’m crazy about Marea’s woodsy bouquet! So perfect for the setting.

camp wedding bouquet

bridesmaid bouquet

plaid groomsmen tie

It was pouring rain all day, but once we started the ceremony, the sun broke through and started shining.

ceremony

ceremony

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bride and groom

camp wedding bouquet

raccoon illustration

plant life menu

kraft paper table numbers

antlers

wedding cake


And how rad are these polaroid portraits of Marea + Jed?!

bride and groom

bride and groom

Don't let the stress of planning the wedding drive a wedge between you. If you start to feel tension, stop whatever wedding-related task you are doing and just spend time together. At the end of the day it is about you as a couple, not the invitations, or the food, or the place settings.

photography: Josh Goleman from The Wedding Artists Collective // venue: Frost Valley YMCA Claryville, New York // floral design: Ariel Dearie from The Wedding Artist Collective // wedding dress: Bliss by Monique Lhuillier // hairpieces: tulle birdcage veil from TheSunflowerStand, Studded leaf comb from Etsy // shoes: Badgley Mischka // bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew // hair: Kelly Mcnally // makeup: Mari Fandl // groom suit: bespoke from Brooklyn Tailors // paper goods: designed & printed by the couple as well as a few found decorative pieces from card shops // catering + cake: Bridge Creek Catering // music: Our friend and guest was also our DJ – Darren Foldes

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Gold + Pink Wedding Inspiration

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Get ready to swoon over this super gorgeous styled shoot highlighting one of my absolute fave color combos, pink + gold! Sara from confetti & co., the designer behind the shoot, wanted to showcase that there are so many powerful ways to use and layer pink, and that a vibrant pink can even transcend the traditional opinion of “girly” + become a little hardcore. I absolutely agree! There are tons of pin-worthy ideas throughout + be sure not to miss Sara’s crazy-cute french bulldog, Millie, at the end of the post!

The lovely florals are by Sullivan Owen + everything was perfectly captured by Alison Conklin Photography.

bride in leather jacket

bride in leather jacket

gold and pink peony bouquet

gold glitter dress

bridesmaids

pink and gold inspiration

gold place setting

chair decor

black menu

rifle table numbers


Majorly in love with the stunning Isadora Gown from BHLDN! Are any of you wearing this dress for your wedding?

gold bride

peony bouquet

pink and gold inspiration

cookie and cake bar

cookie and cake bar

dog

bridesmaids and dog


Check out this cute behind the scenes video from Squareware Studios!

Such a pretty shoot, right?! I hope this inspires some of you who were thinking of incorporating pink + gold into your wedding design. Thank you so much to the talented artists listed below for sharing their work with us today!

planning, design + styling: confetti & co. // photography: Alison Conklin Photography // apparel +  accessories: BHLDN // florals: Sullivan Owen // venue: Front & Palmer Philadelphia, Pennsylvania // rentals: Maggpie Vintage Rentals // paper goods: Fennec Design Studio // cake: Brown Betty Dessert Boutique // videography: Squareware Studios // hair + make-up: Beautiful Brides Philly

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Winter Vineyard Wedding: Nicolette + Jesse

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I absolutely love the cozy + romantic feeling of Nicolette + Jesse’s intimate winter wedding! There were tons of thoughtful, personal touches that made this celebration truly special — Nicolette wore her mother’s wedding dress; her wedding ring was passed down from her grandmother; friends + family lent their talents to the couple to make the day one of a kind. And with so many gorgeous wintertime details, like the clusters of warm candlelight and beautiful garland decorating the reception tables, this wedding is sure to inspire all of you lovely couples who are planning a winter wedding! More from Nicolette about her + Jesse’s sweet story:

Jesse and I met in college. He was going to school in Montana and came to Charlottesville to visit his dad during winter break. We met at the grill where I was working as a waitress at the time. A month after we met he wrote me a letter – the first of many to be exchanged before we finally had our first date. In 2011, after five years of dating, we decided to move to Chiang Mai, Thailand together. One hot, lazy evening in February, he proposed to me and was so nervous he forgot to actually ask the question. When asked why I wasn’t saying anything, I replied “You haven’t asked me anything…” To which he proposed, and I accepted. The next morning we walked down to the Walking Market and picked out a darling marcasite engagement ring. A year later to the day, we had an intimate winter wedding at Early Mountain Vineyards. At the end of the night, we sent rice paper wish lanterns into the sky, one of our favorite Thai traditions.

Thank you so much to A Muse Photography for the lovely images + congrats to Nicolette + Jesse!

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flowers

winter vineyard bride

first look

winter vineyard bride and groom

winter vineyard bride and groom

winter vineyard bride and groom

winter vineyard bride and groom

winter vineyard bride and groom

winter vineyard bridesmaids

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A dear friend of Jesse’s, Diedre Carpenter, handmade all of the ties for the groom and groomsmen, and surprised Jesse by stitching a Bird + Turtle on the inside of his tie (our affectionate nick-names for each other).

winter vineyard groomsmen

winter vineyard wedding party

winter vineyard wedding party

ceremony ribbons

My brother composed a piece on the piano for the processional, then recorded it in studio to be played at the ceremony. I grew up with him playing the piano and making up songs rather than practicing the ones in front of him. He knows my favorites, and I asked if he would compose a song for me as a wedding gift. I didn't hear it until the day of the wedding, and still today when I listen to the piece, warmth and joy wells up in me and I remember everything about where I was - the smiling faces of our friends and family, the fireplace and candlelight glowing, walking next to my father, and seeing my future husband at the end of the aisle.

ceremony

ceremony

winter vineyard bride and groom

winter vineyard reception


My mother went antique shopping in the months leading up to our wedding, and hand-picked each china plate and tea cup. She also surprised me with hand-made cloth dinner napkins, with J+N embroidered in the corner, made by a few ladies at her church!

winter vineyard reception

wine cork name holders

winter vineyard reception

raspberry cake

first dance

Let those that offer to help, do so! And surround yourself with those you love and trust.

photography: Rachel Couch at A Muse Photography // venue: Early Mountain Vineyards Madison, Virginia // dress: Mom’s Vintage Gunnysax from the 80′s, tailored // ring: Passed down from Grandma, to Mom, to me // catering + dessert: Paul Deigl at Real Food // floral design, decor + hairpiece: Jenn Pineau at Sugar Magnolias // cocktail hour musicians: Beleza Brasil // dj: Tony & Stephanie Muzzin at NorCal ProSound // bridesmaid dresses: Alfred Angelo // hair: Sarah Coffey Tompkins // guest lodging + rehearsal dinner: Lydia Mountain Lodge // rehearsal dinner caterong: Ace Biscuit & BBQ // rehearsal music: LG & the Porch Cats

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