Modern-Vintage Florida Real Wedding

Categories Real Weddings + Wedding Stationery

We’re so very excited to share Jeff and Christine’s dream wedding–a modern day romance filled with a mixture of vintage and playful details. Christine had these lovely things to say about their beautifully curated wedding, “I didn’t want our wedding to feel like a theme. Jeff and I dated for 10 years before we got married, so we wanted our wedding style to simply represent us and our love for each other. When it came to color we went with neutrals plus pops of color. My favorite details were the ones that had meaning behind them. My dad had passed away a few years ago, so I had a piece of his old work shirt sewn over my heart in my dress. Jeff is a huge marvel comics fan, so I made pinwheel flowers for him and his groomsmen out of marvel fabric that would become part of the boutonnieres. And our wedding venue was seriously great and unique–and old building converted into a modern art lounge.”

Bravo photographer Aaron Bornfleth for such a beautiful rendering of the day. Without further ado…

Wedding Style: Modern-Vintage Romance
Wedding Colors: Shades of Gray | Ivory | Yellow| Blue | Agua-Green | Coral

Ceremony & Reception: Nova, St. Petersburg, FL
Photographer: Aaron Bornfleth
Wedding Stationery: MagnetStreet Weddings {Save the Dates, Invitation Suite, Thank You Cards}

Bride and Groom

Wedding Day Highlights…
There were honestly so many … From hanging out with the girls all morning long, over looking St. Pete Beach, to reading the most amazing letter from my husband to be, our first look, an incredibly personal ceremony done by the most amazing officiant, to dancing the night away.

Best part of the whole wedding day…
Marrying my best friend and being able to celebrate with family and friends. Jeff and I live about 2 hours from our venue, which was the least amount of travel time for a few of our local friends. Everyone else either drove or flew across the country to spend the day with us. It seriously meant the world to us to be able to spend the day with these people.

Photo Save the Date from MagnetStreet

Storybook Ending Photo Save the Date Card from MagnetStreet

Florida bridal party getting ready

wedding hair and charm bouquet

Yellow, white and orange wedding bouquet

Fabric pinwheel boutonniere

Bride's wedding dress with sewn in material

Bride in St. Petersburg wedding

About your dress…
I had the hardest time shopping for my dress here in Florida. I would find faults with everything. It was then I realized that it was my mom missing from the shopping experiences that I was actually missing. So on a trip up to Michigan I planed a few bridal appointments and that’s when we found my dress (Watters). I actually didn’t have the “this is the dress” feeling at first, but my mom did. I slept on the decision, and went back to try it on the next day (after revisiting a few favorites). Momma’s always know best, because I absolutely feel in love with it the next day.

Groomsmen in Florida real wedding

Bride with bridesmaids in mix-match blue dresses

Bride and Groom first look, Florida real wedding

Personalized Wedding Invitation from MagnetStreet

Whom My Soul Loves, Rectangle Wedding Invitation from MagnetStreet

Love letter to bride from groom on wedding day

comic book wedding theme

Bride entering ceremony in Florida real wedding

Flower girl and Ring bearer

Bride walking down aisle with mom

Bride and Groom painting on canvas during wedding ceremony

Bride and Groom announced husband and wife

Bridal party in St. Petersburg, FL

Bride and Groom in the park

Bride and Groom in park

Bride and Groom entering reception

First wedding dance

Wedding dessert table

Wedding Reception Decor

Wish tree in wedding reception table decor

Wedding Reception at the Nova, St. Petersburg, FL

Bride and Groom at Nova wedding venue

Groom tossing the garter

Wedding reception at Nova, St. Petersburg, FL

Bride and Groom cutting the wedding cake

Wedding Thank You Card from MagnetStreet

Vision of Love Photo Thank You Card from MagnetStreet

Congratulations Jeff and Christine! Thanks so much for sharing your day with all of us!!
XO

Wedding Pro Shout Out

Aaron Bornfleth
See more pictures from this stunning wedding here.

Nova
Coordinator, Ruby Virginia Thomas and the entire Nova 535 team made sure everything was perfect.

In Motion Videography
In Motion created this awesome video trailer. Feel free to check it out here. : https://vimeo.com/97385417 .

Officiant
A Wedding with Grace
Grace Felice

Florist
Carter’s Florist

MagnetStreet Weddings
Everything was perfect. We used the special design request with most of our items and absolutely loved this feature. It allowed us to make everything exactly how we wanted. The quality of the products (we ordered save the dates, invites, rsvp, thank you cards, and my mom ordered my shower invites too) was great, but my favorite part was the customer service. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

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Elegant Waterfront Wedding in Navy and Orange

Categories Real Weddings + Wedding Stationery

We’re so proud to present Erin and Pieter’s elegant waterfront wedding with a nautical theme today. Married at the Regatta Place–located on historic Goat Island, in the center of Goat Island Marina in Newport, RI, this wedding is a lovely reflection of their personalities. Casual, comfortable and intimate, we love every detail about this East Coast event–from the navy and orange color scheme and clog ceremony {Pieter is Dutch}, to the love and devotion from guests that traveled from near and far to celebrate with them! Photographer Clare Norton did an impeccable job of capturing the spirit and passion–of this couple and setting. Enjoy!

Wedding Style: Casual-Nautical.
Wedding Colors: Orange | Navy Blue

Ceremony & Reception: Regatta Place
Photographer: Snapshots by Clare
Thank You Cards, Labels & Seals: MagnetStreet Weddings

Orange and Navy nautical wedding

Newport, RI oceanfront

Getting ready: Regatta Place, Newport, RI

Bride and Groom wedding shoes

Best part of the whole wedding day …
The ceremony by far. It was such a special moment to share with our closest family and friends.

Wedding sign in nautical Rhode Island wedding

About the ceremony…
Erin said, “Our wedding ceremony was absolutely amazing in every way. We had married friends perform our ceremony–from start to finish. Whether from Boston to RI or across the country or ocean–all of our guests traveled to be there. They began the ceremony having everyone stand. Those who had traveled at least 100 miles were asked to continue standing. Then 500 miles, then 1000 miles, then 5000 miles, and 10,000 miles. At that point, everyone was sitting, and they said, 140,000 miles. All looking confused, they then said, that is how far Pieter and Erin have traveled to this day, they are the last two standing. I even cry writing this!”

Father and Bride entering ceremony

Father-daughter walking down the aisle into wedding ceremony tent

Flower girl basket with blue and white stripe ribbon

Seashell ring box

Modern handfasting wedding ceremony ritual

The Clog Ceremony…
We also had a “clog ceremony” where Pieter changed my shoes from heels to clogs to symbolize me joining his culture. Oh, and we wrote our own vows, had a friend flip a coin for who goes first, and Pieter read his from a napkin that he had written them on.

Newport, Rhode Island wedding ceremony at the Regatta Place

Groom putting on Dutch wedding shoes in clog ceremony

Wedding ceremony toasting

Advice well taken…
To enjoy every minute and not let it go too fast. I also loved having the first look before the wedding so that we could go take pictures around Newport. It is such a beautiful place, we have great pictures, and we didn’t miss a minute of the cocktail hour or reception.

First look wedding photo

Advice should have taken…
No regrets but I probably should have gotten more groups of friends together to take pictures.

Blue Dutch wedding shoes

Advice to share…
Some people say “don’t sweat the small stuff” but in the end, it is the small details that make it yours. I would also say 100%, do not go over your budget. It is one night and you can make it work for any budget. We knew we loved this location, so we got married on a Sunday in the off season, which worked out beautiful.

The Regatta Place wedding venue in Rhode Island

Bride and Groom wedding reception chairs & wedding ampersand

Orange, white and navy floral centerpiece

Blue and white reception table at the Regatta Place

Nautical wedding cake topper of adirondack chairs

3 tier nautical wedding cake

About Erin’s dress, shoes, flowers…
My Dress: I wore a Casablanca dress called Enzoani. It is a mermaid style dress with ruching and lace. It fit like a glove and I was totally comfortable all night. I bought it at Alexandra’s in Fall River, MA

My Shoes: I had 3 pairs. First, the heels that are in a lot of pictures. I got those for $18 in the clearance section at DSW. Loved them. Second, the clogs, which we bought in Amsterdam the last time I was there. Third, 4 inch platform flip flops to keep me comfortable on the dance floor.

My Flowers: Jean Baker, she did a lovely job. She doesn’t have a website. I found her on Craigslist. I wasn’t willing to spend too much money on flowers and am totally happy with the result.

Bride and Groom on dock

Nautical themed wedding and Thank You Card

Wedding Thank You Card, Address Labels & Seals…
Erin and Pieter personalized Hidden Stripe, a multi-photo Thank You Card–personalized in their navy and orange–perfect for a nautical-inspired wedding.

Bride and Groom dancing at the Regatta Place

The Regatta Place elegant wedding reception

Bride and Groom sunset wedding photo

Congratulations Pieter and Erin! Thanks for sharing your day with all of us!
xo

 

Wedding Pro Shout Out

Snapshots by Clare
Clare Norton–I cannot say enough about this woman. She is amazing. She is so friendly, approachable, and easy to work with. Her work is great!!

Regatta Place
The staff was spectacular. They tended to my every need, and never made me feel like I was a burden. They were responsible, responsive, and friendly. Rebecca Scott, the head coordinator, handled everything beautifully. Not a single complaint for this venue or its staff. Oh, and the food was delicious.

Cake by Fatulli’s
The cake was a hit–not only beautiful but delicious.

MagnetStreet Weddings
The design was great … it was fun, elegant, but casual.

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Pretty Coral and Peach Winery Wedding

Categories Real Weddings + Wedding Stationery

We’re simply smitten with Vanessa and Julian’s exquisite winery wedding … the colors, the ambiance, the rustic elegance! Vanessa said, “We wanted our wedding to be romantic, fun and to highlight the natural beauty of Napa Valley. We picked Napa because I wanted it to be gorgeous on its own and with good wine and good food–it’s the total package.” Complementing the rustic beauty of the winery and playing off of Vanessa’s favorite flower–coral peonies–theirs was a loose and flowing color palette. Vanessa looked absolutely stunning in her David Tutera {for Mon Cheri} gown and colorful Kate Spade royal blue flats. Her maids wore coral and peach dresses while Julian and the groomsmen wore gray tuxedos with navy ties. Enjoy this gorgeous Napa Valley winery wedding from Jonathan Young Weddings.

Wedding Style: Romantic & Fun
Wedding Colors: Coral | Peach | Cream | Gray | Navy
Ceremony & ReceptionV. Sattui Winery St. Helena, Ca.

Photographer: Jonathan Young Weddings
Wedding Invitations | Thank You Cards: MagnetStreet Weddings

Bride + bridesmaids in coral and peach

Highlights from the day …
Seeing my now husband as I walked down the aisle is something I’ll never forget. The Napa hills in the background and the gorgeous winery also took the romance to a new level. Then, getting to dance the night away with my friends and family was the icing on the cake. It was the best party I’ve ever been to!

blue wedding shoes and pearl purse

Napa Valley winery wedding

winery and wedding musicians

Groom watching bride walk down aisle

Bridesmaids in coral and peach

Napa Valley wedding ceremony

Advice well taken …
To enjoy the day! There were inevitable bumps in the road throughout the day but all those things paled in comparison to the joy of having all my closest friends and family with me and getting to marry my best friend.

Advice to share …
Dream big! We considered many other options for the location of our wedding to better accommodate our guests. In the end, our dream wedding was in Napa, so we went with it and we are so glad we did. You only get one wedding; go for your dream.

Wedding ceremony at a Napa Valley winery

Dip kiss at the wedding ceremony

The best part of the whole wedding day …
I’d say my two favorite moments were exchanging vows and celebrating on the dance floor all night long.

Winery reception and first dance

Napa Valley winery wedding rectangular reception table

Reception décor 
Decorated with a mix of clear vases and gold mason jars, the long rectangular reception tables popped with beauty and color–thanks to Vanessa’s mom who did the design and arrangement.

Floral centerpieces of coral peonies in painted gold mason jars

Menu card at Napa Valley winery wedding

Toasting at winery wedding reception

Wedding guests at winery wedding

Bride and Groom at their Napa Valley winery wedding

Blue and gold Wedding Invitation Suite from MagnetStreet

Wedding cakes and wine bottles

 

Their Wedding Invitation Suite & Thank You
Vanessa and Julian personalized an Invitation ensemble from the Live. Laugh. Love. Design Suite and turned this Save the Date Postcard from the Love’s Anchor design–into their Thank You Postcard. Well done guys!

Napa Valley winery at night

Our very best wishes to Vanessa and Julian!

xo

Wedding Pro Shout Out

Jonathan Young Weddings
I cannot say enough good things about our photographer, Jonthan Young. He captured the wedding beautifully!

V. Sattui Winery
We truly had an amazing team behind our wedding vision. Our venue was absolutely stunning and served as the perfect backdrop to a wonderful day.

Florals
The flowers, done by my mom, were perfect.

Tra Vigne Catering
Tra Vigne Catering went out of their way to serve our guests and the food was great.

Sweet On Cake Bakery
We had seven delicious cakes from Sweet On Cake Bakery.

Bridesmaid dresses …
The bridesmaids dresses were from Lulus.com.

MagnetStreet Weddings
We liked that the designs were completely customizable. We loved using MagnetStreet because it allowed us to personalize our stationery without being experts in graphic design. The designers accommodated all of our requests.

Like the designs that Vanessa and Julian personalized? Get free samples.

 

 

 

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Colorful Fall Engagement Photos + Save the Date

Categories Real Weddings + Wedding Stationery

We have a super lovely fall engagement session for you today! Bethany and Kevin {adorable!} live right here in Minnesota and opted for a rustic sesh at Long Lake Regional Park–a special location for these two. Long Lake Park sits right next to Irondale High School–the same school they graduated from and the same park they skied together at for Nordic cross country ski practices.*Sigh* Not only do Bethany and Kevin’s engagement photos feature great fall colors, woodsy textures and fun photo op ideas, they also have a laid-back sweetness to them that make you feel comfortable and eager to be a guest at their wedding. Thanks to Kjersti Mortenson of Mortenson Photography for capturing all this goodness. Enjoy!

modern save the date and rustic engagement session
(Forever & Ever Save the Date Magnet)

Wedding Style:  Classic-Elegant, Formal, Traditional with a modern feel.
Wedding Colors: Dark Purple (lapis/eggplant) with Charcoal Gray Accents.
E-sesh location: Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton, MN

Photographer: Kjersti Mortenson of Mortenson Photography
Save the Date: MagnetStreet Weddings

engagement photo couple in grass

heart shape with hands engagement photo

Fall engagement ring shot on red maple leaf

cute rustic photo of couple laying in the grass

couple sitting on bench

fall, rustic engagement session

rustic engagement photo of couple in field

engagement photos of couple on railroad tracks

adorable boot shot with ampersand wedding sign

Their proposal Story

Kevin purposed during a hike at Gooseberry Falls in Two Harbors, MN–the afternoon after I finished my first Grandmas Marathon. I’m a running enthusiast so, between running a marathon and getting engaged, it was an incredible and emotional day. Kevin is the first of three brothers to get engaged and I’m the baby of three girls–the last to get married. We enjoyed traveling home from the weekend race to share our exciting news with our families and friends.

rustic engagement session photo

park engagement photo of couple walking down road with silhouette images

heart shape with hands engagement photo

couple holding save the date chalkboard wedding sign

Thanks for sharing your fun engagement photos with us, Bethany and Kevin! We can’t wait to see what you have planned for your fall wedding this October.

xo

Wedding Pro Shout Out

Mortenson Photography

They say that behind every photo is a brilliant photographer. In the case of Mortenson Photography, Kjersti Mortenson is a natural, talented and beautiful gal who has clearly found her calling in life! She made us feel comfortable and is very creative. I LOVE all of our engagement photos. Especially the candid shots she took when we had no idea she was capturing our precious moments. She will be photographing our wedding come October.

MagnetStreet Weddings 

MagnetStreet customer service is exceptional! They were helpful and patient in answering the many questions I had. I loved having a template to start from and being able to make design changes online to create my dream invitations on my time. I had a certain vision in my head and the fact that I could play around with different fonts, colors and designs was convenient and allowed me to explore the many options available. Magnet Street went above and beyond with sending proofs, making minor adjustments such as spacing and size to make the final product perfect. I appreciated being contacted to make minor adjustments on the order that I didn’t catch when placing my order. Your work is wonderful, of excellent quality, and it came so quickly! I would recommend Magnet Street to all my family and friends.

About their Save the Date & Invitation Suite
Forever & Ever Save the Date Magnet

We ordered the Forever & Ever for our save the date magnets, invitations- including wedding, shower, bachelorette, rehearsal dinner, thank you cards and wedding coordinating products. I loved that all of the invites matched in style, color and theme. I loved the detailing on the stationery from the flowers and hearts to butterflies, decorative letters, ampersands, accents, and borders. The candy stripes add pizzazz to some of the designs, giving it a contemporary edge which fit in with our classic yet modern style.

See the entire Forever & Ever Design Suite.

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