Marta and Greg’s Rustic New England Wedding

Categories Real Weddings + Wedding Stationery

We have an oh-so-lovely wedding for you today! Marta and Greg were married in a beautiful, historic church and the weather could not have cooperated more for their May wedding. Their sweet setting included a clear blue sky, blossoming cherry trees and tulips in full bloom. Adding to the pretty was Marta–who looked absolutely exquisite in her Maggie Sottero “Quinlynn” wedding gown. Surrounded by supportive family and friends, their big day was lovely indeed. Enjoy as Marta shares highlights and savvy wedding day advice.

Wedding Style: Rustic, Nature-inspired
Wedding Colors: Navy, Green & White
Ceremony: SS. Cyril and Methodius Church, Hartford, CT
Reception: The Pavilion on Crystal Lake, Middletown, CT

Photographer: HK Photography
Save the Date & Thank You Card: MagnetStreet Weddings

East Coast wedding photo

{Enchanting Encounter Save the Date Magnet & Photo of Thanks Thank You Card designs from MagnetStreet}
“We wanted to show off the stunning picture we used in our thank you card so we went with a simple but classic design.”

Wedding Save the Date & Wedding Thank You Card

Pre-ceremony wedding photos

What were a few highlights from your big day?
Oh my gosh I really can’t pick just a few… the whole day was perfect (I know it sounds cliche).

  • We got so lucky with the weather, it being the beginning of May, it ended up being perfect.
  • Our ceremony was pretty important and the party after was great.
  • It was amazing to be surrounded by everyone we love… and know that they were all there because of us!

Pre-ceremony getting ready

Pre-ceremony wedding photos

Pre-ceremony wedding photos

Saint Cyril and Methodius Church

Maggie Sottero wedding gown

Wedding party in blue and gray.

Bride in Maggie Sottero wedding gown

Calla lilly bride and bridesmaid bouquets

Saint Cyril and Methodius Church, Hartford, CT

St. Cyril and Methodius Church, Hartford, CT

What advice are you glad you took?
“Don’t stress about the little things because in the end they don’t matter and people won’t notice” I was also told that I would be the only one looking at everything really closely (I made our invitations and cake topper… I knew they weren’t 100% perfect but others probably didn’t notice.)

What advice would you like to give?
Remember that it’s your day–stay true to what you and your fiance want. Many people will give you advice on everything … listen and smile but in the end, do what’s right for you (but at the same time, be open to what others say, as you might actually like their ideas/perspective.)

dad giving away bride

St. Cyril and Methodius Church, Hartford, CT

St. Cyril and Methodius Church, Hartford, CT

What was the best part of the whole wedding day?
Getting to say “I have a husband” and “I’m a wife”.

unique wedding ring photo

Dress Swoon
I absolutely looooooove my Maggie Sottero “Quinlynn”dress! I actually first saw it online and fell in love with it. I had to call a number of stores around CT to locate it and try it on. I was afraid I wouldn’t like it once I put it on, but I loved it! I didn’t want to take it off (which I took as a sign that it was the one).

Wedding reception at The Pavillion on Crystal Lake

Love Bird wedding cake

Wedding Reception at The Pavillion

First wedding dance

Wedding photo with blooming tulips

Thanks so much Marta and Greg for sharing your beautiful wedding photos and advice with us! Many blessings to you both. xo

 

Wedding Pro “Shouts of Praise

HK Photography
They were absolutely amazing! They definitely made sure we were happy and got all the shots we wanted.

Just For You Floral Design
Jane did phenomenal job with the flowers, the staff at the reception venue were great (very helpful and attentive all night),

Hair & Makeup: Lisa Bifolck
Lisa and her girls did such a great job with our hair and make up! I kept getting compliments all night!

MagnetStreet Weddings
We loved the design tool! I did my research when it came to ordering our save the dates and thank you cards and MagnetStreet was by far the easiest and most customizable option.

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Color Monday: Artsy and Modern

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Stationery

Reminiscent of last Color Monday, today’s industrial-style wedding, features a modern couple with an artistic flair and a love of color. This soft shade of purple is a definite complement to the sleek, stable look and feel of charcoal grey. Harmonizing with the purple, is sunflower yellow on the wedding invitation. Doesn’t it add a nice pop of cheeriness to the whole palette? Be sure to check out this personalized version of Honeycomb Cluster … the sweet Wedding Invitation + Thank You Card design featured in this board.

What are your wedding colors?

Artsy Modern Wedding inspiration

Charcoal, Purple, sunflower, Ivory wedding colors

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You can also create really fun custom artwork using your own color scheme. I created the fun floral piece below using today’s color palette! Share or download your personalized artwork to your mobile phone, tablet or desktop. Fun, right?!

Go ahead, try it out for yourself. Click the image below to see this artwork {and more!} in these colors. Remember, you can create your own color palette too. Have fun and be sure to let us know what you think of our new Color Boutique.

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Image Credits
For allowing us to use their photography, much thanks to …

All images by The Rasers {via Junebug Weddings}

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Seth and Ellie’s Stylishly Classic Winter Wedding

Categories Real Weddings + Wedding Stationery

Joy! Joy! Joy! It’s written all over Seth and Ellie’s faces and threaded throughout their lovely winter wedding. From Ellie’s beautiful, Art Nouveau-esque wedding look, to their impeccable florals, sparkly shoes and argyle socks, to all the meaningful details–this wedding makes us smile! Grab a cup of tea and enjoy this sweet wedding that includes some pretty sound wisdom from the bride.

Enjoy!

Vintage Banner Wedding Thank You Card from MagnetStreet

Wedding Colors: Navy Blue, Sage Green, Blush Pink, & Silver
Ceremony: Risen Savior Catholic Church, Brandon, SD
Reception: Holiday Inn City Centre, Sioux Falls, SD

Photographer: AC Ellis Weddings
Wedding Stationery: MagnetStreet Weddings

love note from groom

pre ceremony wedding photo

What was the best part of the whole wedding day?
The best part of the day was right after the ceremony, when we drove ourselves to the reception hall (with a stop at the local Juice Stop and Falls Park!). It was wonderful to spend some alone time with each other as husband and wife and get to take in the huge life event that we had just taken part in.

winter wedding

pre-ceremony wedding photo

winter wedding bouquet and glittery shoes

Dress Swoon
My dress was by Mori Lee, Style 1822. It felt so elegant with the beading and buttons, and the satin and ruching made the dress really comfortable to wear all day. I wore Fergalicious Utopia shoes in Pewter Glitter. Who can say no to glitter? (I certainly couldn’t!) Something that I loved–is that I got to wear the earrings and necklace that my mother wore at her wedding, along with my grandmother’s pearls.

pre-ceremony bride photo

First Look!

first look wedding photo

traditional church wedding

What advice are you glad you took?
We felt especially blessed by how much our families and friends wanted to help. We got the advice to let people help, because even though it may not be “picture perfect”, what they do will be full of love, and that makes it perfect. We cannot agree more. If you let control go of things, the people who love you will take and run with it, and you will be so surprised with what they do!

What advice do you wish you had taken?
I wish that I had broken in my shoes like I was told! I had a different pair, but the glitter shoes called my name–two days before we got married! But in the grand scheme of things, we wish that we would have enjoyed our engagement more, instead of stressing about the wedding.

Bridesmaid bouquet and purple bouquet wrap boutonniere

wedding party in blue and silver

royal blue bridesmaid dresses and white bridesmaid bouquets

A few details that we loved …
The boys had bright argyle socks and got a kick out of showing them off! We had a Jenga guestbook for our love of games. At our reception, we had a spot for photos of our grandparents who were unable to be with us. Lastly, my mother made our wedding cake and did a phenomenal job.

groomsmen in argyle socks

Brides glitter shoes and groom's argyle socks

bride and groom

Favorite Highlights
One of the highlights was when our priest, Father Terry, read what we had written about each other. We had no idea that he was going to read them verbatim and it was very touching to hear what the other person had written. We had decided to exchange notes with each other instead of getting each other gifts and Seth and I both referenced How I Met Your Mother in how our marriage was going to be “Legen-wait for it…Dary!”

baby's breath aisle flowers

bride walking down the aisle with her father

bridesmaid bouquets

What advice would you like to give?
What you will remember from your wedding day will not be how the tables looked, or how you had to use reindeer stamps, or any of the other material things. You are going to remember how your loved one squeezed your hands as you were reciting your vows … or how it was so wonderful to meet your cousin George after 20 years … or how much joy there was in dancing to Gangnam Style about a bazillion times … or going to the bar down the street afterwards and just hanging out with your brand-spanking-new spouse and friends and family and just feeling the love from everyone all day long.

So, don’t stress about the details. Plan things out as best as you can, but it’s okay if something falls through the cracks. Odds are, six months down the line, you’re not going to remember that detail, but all the memories that you and your loved ones made that day.

Catholic church wedding ceremony

winter wedding

Ellie and Seth's winter wedding

Jenga game

Navy blue and silver wedding reception

guest table and Jenga game pieces

hotel wedding reception

wedding cake and name cake topper

homemade wedding cake

wedding reception speeches

bride and groom feeding each other wedding cake

first wedding dance

Congratulations Ellie & Seth! Thank you for sharing your lovely wedding with us!

 

Shout Outs

Florist
Flower Mill We absolutely loved working with our florist, Stacy Schaap. Our florals were absolutely gorgeous and Stacy did such an amazing job of bringing our vision to life!

DJ
Sieff Style Adam jumped right in and helped get our party going. Once the dance started, we were on our feet until the very end! He really personalized the music to us and our family and friends.

Dress Consultant
Elegant Expressions Boutique Missy and the other ladies at Elegant Expressions were so helpful when I was choosing a wedding gown. I felt like I was with friends helping me choose a gown, rather than sales people. They were all so sweet!

Photographer
AC Ellis Weddings Thank you for capturing the fun and excitement of our day! It was like you were a member of our wedding party with how seamlessly you joined us and we LOVED our photos!

Reception Venue
Holiday Inn City Centre Chris Polkinghorn and the staff at the Holiday Inn City Centre did an amazing job of pulling off our reception. The food was delicious and the whole day was stress free working with them.

Father Terry and the staff at Risen Savior Church
Father Terry and the rest of the staff at Risen Savior Church helped us celebrate our union in a very special way. We appreciated how inclusive they were and how comfortable they made us feel.

Wedding Thank You Cards
MagnetStreet Weddings We had actually done save the dates and our invites elsewhere and I wish that we had found MagnetStreet earlier. The quality and presentation is gorgeous and there are so many designs to choose from. We had been searching for the perfect Thank You cards and hadn’t had much luck finding something that fit our wedding as well as let us use a photo and personalize. It was extremely easy to use the words that we wanted and we even could adjust elements of the thank you card on our own which was really cool.

About Vintage Banner, Thank You Card design
We chose the Vintage Banner design because it was classy, had photos and fit with our soft feel to our wedding. It was very well designed and we both appreciate something that pays attention to the little details. It allowed us to showcase one of our favorite photos from the wedding and not look cheesy.

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Beach Wedding on the East Coast

Categories Real Weddings + Wedding Stationery

Stephanie and Taylor met when they were just 15 years old. And although they went to different colleges, they still managed to see each other just about every weekend. They got engaged last May on the West Coast and were married this June on the East Coast. True to themselves and their traditional style, they chose to marry at the lovely Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven, CT. This beautiful coastal park features a 70 ft. tall lighthouse, built in the 1840′s, as well as a restored, historic carousel. Their photos and wedding stationery reflect their simple, clean and uncomplicated wedding style–so lovely. Enjoy.

Wedding Style: Simple Beach
Wedding Colors: Navy and Green
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Lighthouse Point Park New Haven, CT

Photography: VIP Events
Stationery Suite: MagnetStreet Weddings

East Coast beach wedding

beach wedding on the East Coast

navy blue and green wedding

sweet wedding photos of bride and flower girls

Did the location have special significance?
The wedding location reminded us of Martha’s Vineyard. We have a family home there in which we love to visit as much as possible. Save the date photos were from a park in Trumbull, CT, our home town, which had a beautiful lake.

Navy bridesmaid dresses

navy blue and green beach wedding

What were some highlights from your big day?
The photographer and the DJ are husband and wife and work for the same company. The DJ was amazing and I felt comfortable knowing the photographer was getting everything I wanted–it made me so happy. The weather was beautiful … Having our families under one roof was perfect and meant everything to us both … My dress and shoes fit me perfectly–Jack Rogers for me and the bridesmaids … And finally, the most simple, beautiful dress with buttons down the whole back.

black and white unique beach wedding photo

What advice are you glad you took?
Take in every second of the wedding from beginning to end and not to let small things bother you i.e. the curling iron caught on fire … the limo didn’t start … my dress wasn’t clipped right inside … There were a few more things but they are things we can laugh at now! Never sweat the small stuff!

beach wedding ceremony

groomsmen for an East Coast beach wedding

beach wedding ceremony

beach wedding on East Coast

East Coast Beach Wedding

What advice do you wish you would have taken?
Eat! I wish I had gotten to eat the good food and the cake! I was bummed I was not able to eat more.

beach wedding photos

diy thank you cardbox

simple beach wedding

Stephanie and Taylor’s Personalized Stationery Suite …
Flower Enchantment, Save the Date Classic New York, Rectangle Wedding Invitation Life of Luxury, Thank You Card

On their Save the Date: “We wanted to have two photos on our magnet and the magnet we chose was simple and perfect. Our Thank you note, I think, says everything about our wedding. We were able to have one photo on the front which was us in front of the beautiful lighthouse on a perfect blue sky day. It was again, simple and perfect. Everyone loved them.” Stephanie

On their wedding style: “I am a simple person, I do not like tons of words or clutter so when I found the save the date, invitation, and thank you cards it showed our simple, traditional, yet beautiful style.” Stephanie

Navy and Green wedding invitations and suite

3 tiered white wedding cake

first dance photo

What advice would you like to give?
Enjoy each second, even if something goes wrong–it’s still the greatest day of your life. Take everything and live it. It only happens once!

Lighthouse Point Park wedding reception

East Coast beach wedding photo

What was the best part of the whole wedding day?
Dancing with my husband and watching both of our families smile and have a good time

Shouts of Praise

VIP Events
VIP Events, LLC. Janie has an eye for wedding photography. I was comfortable with her there and knew I could relax and have a good time without needing to worry about if the photographer was getting good shots! She got everything I wanted and she really was amazing. I would recommend her to anyone. She made our special day perfect.

MagnetStreet Weddings
MagnetStreet was perfect. There were so many designs to choose from and each one had special qualities. There were so many good ones to choose from. I had one problem, e-mailed and received a message back within 12 hours. I used MagnetStreet for save the dates, invitations, and thank you cards.

Congratulations Stephanie and Taylor! Thank you for letting us share your big day with all of us! We wish you both every happiness in the world.

xo

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