Owls, Kitties & Dahlias, oh my! I am one that is all for uniqueness and fun when it comes to weddings and in this case, Tricia Mongan & Tom Handza have stolen my heart! Leading the way right from the start of their wedding adventure, Tiger, Tricia & Tom's adorable tabby, was featured in full tux on the couple's Save The Dates, even making an appearance on the big day in spirit! Keeping with the animal theme, the couple said 'I Do' on the sprawling grounds of John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, which also doubles as an owl sanctuary. A sweet perk to couple's marrying there is the appearance of some of these gorgeous rescued owls, making for some pretty distinguished wedding guests! The wedding itself took place on a private corner of the estate, simply done, allowing nature to be the true star. Dahlias in a multitude of hues hallmarked the day, while accented by wild flower like blooms. Guests gathered under the open area loft barn where blooms filled mason jars added to the natural beauty around, all done in subtle touches of purple & peach. Perhaps the sweetest element of all to the day is the gown that Tricia wore. Believe it or not this same wedding dress was worn by her sister! With a few alterations & additions the gown was transformed, shared between the two on the biggest days of their lives, and now they have a unique piece of their history to tie them together! I am loving this idea and the sentimental value behind it is simply beyond. Classic, chic & uniquely playful, Tricia & Tom's rustic Pennsylvania wedding was divine!
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The special treat to today's gorgeously styled winter wedding is the beauty of the soft palette, the mixed textures & delightful play on a winter wedding sans snow! Periwinkle hydrangea, buttercup hued roses, & natural toned burlap pull together a soft winter palette that is very easy on the eyes and is accented with elements of thistle & grapevine strands! Set in the wonderfully sweet rustic industrial space of Mill 1 at Open Square, a romantic wonderland is created with a playful tone embracing decor touches like birch wood pillars which support lite candles, whispy branches lining the ceremony space & of course a heart made out of rose petals hallmarking the aisle. Not to be out shined however is the super gorgeous naked cake with hand drawn lace like frosting topped with fresh blooms, stunning non?! Equally chic & playful are the couple. Our gorgeous bride dons a sleeveless neck high gown filled of tulle, one that would play into the girlish heart of any woman! A smart mash up of hipster come prep, our groom toys with a mix of patterns in basic check crossed with a paisley bow, a rather savvy look if you ask me! This winter inspiration session from the Massachusetts team is wonderfully romantic, playful & is a delightful twist on a lighter winter color palette!
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Bright pinks, electric yellows & smoldering gray, this is the color palette that Noelia and Chris Lopez adopted for their shabby chic wedding in the gardens of Temecula. Surrounded by lush tall trees, wide open spaces, the couple stole moments among the unique suspended window pane outdoor space for portraits. The ceremony took place at the base of a gorgeous long stone stairway, where bridesmaids as well as Noelia made quite the entrance! After the ceremony guest headed over to the outdoor reception space, where a sea of tables draped in gray & lace greeted them. Bright pink flowers, yellow napkins, lanterns and the like transformed the tables into the enchanted reception that Noelia & Chris hoped it could be. Guests used the yellow napkins to wave in the air as the couple arrived, kicking things off with a high energy festive vibe right from the start! The mash up of hues, garden locale & shabby chic details makes for a lovely day with a lot of fun!