Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother’s Wedding Dress

On this chilly winter day, let’s warm up with a chic late summer wedding with a bride donning her mother’s wedding dress! High school sweethearts Chiara and Jack ordered both their save the dates and wedding invites from MagnetStreet, and we soon fell in love with the fabulous gold and sangria hues and details of their big day in the Manchester, New Hampshire area.

They were married in front of friends and family at a beautiful church with stunning stained glass windows! They didn’t have a “first look” prior to the ceremony, so the emotion their photographer Ashleigh captured when Chiara walked up the aisle will definitely have you feeling goosebumps. {Plus, with Chiara in her mother’s wedding dress? It certainly gives us the feels!}

We’ll just let the gorgeous photos tell the story of their ultra-chic wedding day!

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

High School Sweethearts
“Jack and I were set up as a prom date for my senior prom by my best friends. I had no date a couple weeks until prom so, naturally, I went crying to my best friends and they told me about this guy named Jack that they ran track with. Long story short, our first date was prom night and we have been together ever since!”

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Her Mother’s Wedding Dress
“I actually wore my mother’s dress on my wedding day! I did not try a single wedding dress on. Ever since I was a little girl I knew I wanted to use her dress, and I knew that what I’ve always dreamed of in a wedding dress I would not be able to find in any bridal salon. My mother and I brought her dress to our local seamstress and the second the seamstress cut off those 80s sleeves … I knew it was the one. The high neck with the delicate beading and long ruffly train was everything I had always imagined. I felt beautiful. But what made me feel even more beautiful was knowing I would be walking down the aisle in the same dress my mother walked down the aisle in 29 years before.”

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

The Time-Honored Tradition
Something Borrowed: “My mother’s dress!”
Something Blue: “My garter had a little blue ribbon tied in a bow on it.”
Something Old: “My grandmother’s rosary that I wrapped around my bouquet.”
Something New: “A couple weeks before the wedding (in true last minute fashion) I custom ordered a beautiful diamond and pearl earring piece for my ear piercing. There were a lot of ‘new’ things but that was definitely the most new.”

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

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Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Minor Day-Of Problem = Blessing
“One minor issue was forgetting to give the florist my grandmother’s rosary so that they could wrap it around my bouquet. After we realized that we decided that the morning of, once the flowers were delivered, my mother would wrap it around the bouquet herself instead. Which, thinking back I’m glad my mother ended up being able to do that.”

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Highlight of the Day
“The best part of the day was definitely the ceremony. Jack and I loved being able to pick all of our readings and music for the Mass, and it all came together even more beautifully than we ever could have imagined!”

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Favorite Wedding Day Photo
“My favorite photo from our day is a rather candid photo that one of the photographers caught of Jack kissing the top of my hands. That is something so sweet that I adore that Jack does … and I love that it was caught on camera.”

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

MagnetStreet Wedding Invitations: Antique Filigree
“My sister actually used MagnetStreet for her wedding invitations so she recommended MagnetStreet for me as well!”

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Deliciously Dreamy Wedding Cake
“We had a three-tier wedding cake from Jacques Pastries in New Hampshire. The largest tier was white cake with strawberry and chocolate ganache filling, the middle tier was lemon cake with lemon buttercream; and the top tear is espresso cake with chocolate ganache and Bailey’s buttercream. We cannot wait to try the top tier in a year! Crossing our fingers it stays well in the freezer!”

 

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

Advice to Engaged Couples
“Don’t let the troubles and stress of planning shroud the beauty and excitement of what you are truly planning for. Planning can be overwhelming, but reminding yourself that either way you two will be married at the end. If anything doesn’t go ‘as planned,’ chances are the guests will be none the wiser. ;)”

Sweet Wedding With A Gorgeous Bride In Her Mother's Wedding Dress

These fabulous vendors made their gorgeous wedding day come to life!
Photography: Ashleigh Laureen Photography / Bride’s Gown: Alterations by Martha’s Sew It All / Veil: Bliss Veils / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal / Rings: Speer’s Fine Jewelry / Hair: Euphoria Hair Salon  / Men’s Attire: Joseph A. Bank Tuxedo / Flowers: Chalifour’s Flowers / Cake: Jacques Pastries / Entertainment: DJ JC Castaneda from 617 Weddings / Transportation: Grace Limousine / Ceremony: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church  / Reception: Manchester Country Club

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Magical New Year’s Engagement Session At The Houston Zoo

Jan 1 2018

Happy 2018! We’re super excited to share this spectacular e-session as we celebrate the closing of one year and the new beginning of another. A New Year’s engagement session is one thing … but it’s even better when it has a uniquely cool twist! Megan and Kellen held their engagement session at the Houston Zoo’s annual holiday Zoo Lights event, and their dazzling photo shoot is definitely unforgettable.

Magical New Year's Engagement Session At The Houston Zoo

This is the most magical time of the year at the Houston Zoo, with the grounds adorned in thousands of sparkly lights and animal-themed light displays. To add even more glam to their already dazzling New Year’s engagement shoot—Megan donned an exquisite formal gown with lots of shine, while Kellan sported a fancy suit and tie. With their love literally illuminating, the combo of millions of lights and ancient oak trees is truly breathtaking.

It’s the perfect engagement session {with tons of twinkle to boot} to swoon over as we ring in 2018!

Magical New Year's Engagement Session At The Houston Zoo

Magical New Year's Engagement Session At The Houston Zoo

Magical New Year's Engagement Session At The Houston Zoo

Magical New Year's Engagement Session At The Houston Zoo

Magical New Year's Engagement Session At The Houston Zoo

Magical New Year's Engagement Session At The Houston Zoo

Magical New Year's Engagement Session At The Houston Zoo

Magical New Year's Engagement Session At The Houston Zoo

Magical New Year's Engagement Session At The Houston Zoo

Magical New Year's Engagement Session At The Houston Zoo

Magical New Year's Engagement Session At The Houston Zoo

Magical New Year's Engagement Session At The Houston Zoo

Magical New Year's Engagement Session At The Houston Zoo

Magical New Year's Engagement Session At The Houston Zoo

Magical New Year's Engagement Session At The Houston Zoo

Magical New Year's Engagement Session At The Houston Zoo

Magical New Year's Engagement Session At The Houston Zoo

Thank you to the following vendors of this fantastic New Year’s engagement session!
Photographer: C. Baron Photography//Makeup Artist: LP Makeup and Beauty//Location: Houston Zoo//via Two Bright Lights

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Winter Wedding Shoot With Glam Details & Color Palette

Dec 29 2017

Weddings bring to mind images of vibrant greenery, blooming flowers, warm sunshine, cheer, and bright color palettes. Spring and summer bring on a multitude of wedding galas. But really there isn’t anything more magical than a winter wedding? This winter wedding shoot proves that the chilly months offer a multitude of incredibly dazzling details and stunning color palettes!

Winter Wedding Shoot With Glam Details & Color Palette

Moody and marvelous color palettes, dancing snowflakes, festive evergreens, dashing pops of red berries … makes for a dreamy winter wonderland backdrop. Of course when you place a gorgeous bride in the picture, the serene scene becomes instantly dramatic and infinitely more romantic.

Cozy up with a cup of tea or hot chocolate, and take in this stunning magical winter wedding shoot by a talented team of wedding pros and gorgeous bride!

Winter Wedding Shoot With Glam Details & Color Palette

Winter Wedding Shoot With Glam Details & Color Palette

Winter Wedding Shoot With Glam Details & Color Palette

Winter Wedding Shoot With Glam Details & Color Palette

Winter Wedding Shoot With Glam Details & Color Palette

Winter Wedding Shoot With Glam Details & Color Palette

Winter Wedding Shoot With Glam Details & Color Palette

Winter Wedding Shoot With Glam Details & Color Palette

Winter Wedding Shoot With Glam Details & Color Palette

Winter Wedding Shoot With Glam Details & Color Palette

Winter Wedding Shoot With Glam Details & Color Palette

Winter Wedding Shoot With Glam Details & Color Palette

Winter Wedding Shoot With Glam Details & Color Palette

Special thanks to the talented pros of this winter wedding styled shoot!
Photographer:  Candid Apple Photography & Design//Fashion Designer: Lillian Wild Bridal//Beauty: Jenna Jones Beauty//Cake Designer: Sugar Sweet Cake Company//Floral Designer: Passionate Blooms//Event Designer: Blushing Pear Vintage Rentals//Event Venue: Sanctuary Gardens//via Two Bright Lights


Glam Color Palette by MagnetStreet Weddings

Winter Wedding Shoot With Glam Details & Color Palette

This preppy-meets-pretty palette is actually one of our Spring 2018 color combos, but it works perfectly in this styled winter wedding shoot. It is both demure and romantic! Sleek and polished, deep navy has a long history of being a wedding color favorite, and it gets along splendidly with a soft rose and a deep eucalyptus green for a savvy wedding look. This palette offers timeless appeal and is super dynamic across nearly any wedding theme.

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Be Inspired By Real (Pretty) Custom Foil Save the Dates That Shine

Dec 27 2017

It’s the holiday season and engagement season … truly the best time of year! Are you looking to really dazzle your friends and family as you announce your wedding date? {Who wouldn’t love something that sparkles and shines?} Whatever your story or style—our new foil save the dates will make an exquisite statement. Available in gold, silver, rose gold, or copper … our new foil save the date cards and magnets can be completely customized to match your wedding theme.

Be Inspired By Real (Pretty) Custom Foil Save the Dates That Shine

And the coolest thing about MagnetStreet’s new custom foiling process is that you can add foil to every last bit of text and other design elements! Raised foil stands out radiantly on all backgrounds and photos. Whether you want light and whimsical or romantic and moody—the options are endless with foil save the dates.

We are so excited to show you a collection of gorgeous designs created by real customers since we launched last month. Shine on, friends!

Be Inspired By Real (Pretty) Custom Foil Save the Dates That Shine

Jenna & William: Swirl of Love Magnet with Copper Foil
“We picked our save the date design simply because we could not choose just one photo … we loved them all! All of our photos came out beautifully, but one of our favorites was an image that was taken while we were just walking and laughing in the park. Nothing was staged about that picture which made that photo so much more meaningful … it was us just being us.”

Be Inspired By Real (Pretty) Custom Foil Save the Dates That Shine

Kim & Ryan: Scripted Embrace Magnet with Rose Gold Foil
“We did an engagement shoot with Lara, our photographer, at a stunning park with rose gardens and beach view in Beverly, MA. Lara captured so many amazing photos of us, but as a marketing and design professional, I knew EXACTLY what I wanted for our save the dates. It had to: 1. Be different and stand out. 2. Be a magnet. and 3. I absolutely knew i wanted it to include foil as part of the design. I loved this shot of us in black and white … it captured such a beautiful, natural moment. I knew it would be perfect for our save the date, as long as i could add a pop of color using a foil accent. I looked everywhere for a website that would let me do a magnet WITH foil, because I was dead set on it. I found MagnetStreet and loved how easy it was to play around with options, see what each option looked like, and the fact that you offered foil that was able to be printed on a magnet. I was sold!”

Be Inspired By Real (Pretty) Custom Foil Save the Dates That Shine

Kiki & Jerry: Enchanted Day Magnet with Gold Foil
“The reason I chose this save the date sample is because it exudes so much elegance and sophistication. The foil brings the template to life.  I knew it would be a perfect fit for our photo!”

Be Inspired By Real (Pretty) Custom Foil Save the Dates That Shine

Courtney & Jared: Swirl of Love Magnet with Copper Foil
“I loved that picture because it was taken at Brownstone Reserve which is where we will be getting married next summer. I remember taking that picture and a funny moment that my fiancé and I had, so I loved the laughter on our faces. Plus I thought he looked pretty handsome. I liked the save the date because he likes simple and I like things a little fancy …  so it was a perfect way to combine those two things.”

Be Inspired By Real (Pretty) Custom Foil Save the Dates That Shine

Glennis & Eriko: Enchanting Crown Card with Silver Foil
“The story behind it is that my boyfriend proposed to me in the streets of Barcelona … it was magical! We decide to go with that particular design because the dark colors were perfect for the color of the pictures.”

Be Inspired By Real (Pretty) Custom Foil Save the Dates That Shine

Danielle & Patrick: Simply Smitten Magnet with Silver Foil
“It’s actually funny why we were laughing so hard in the photo … we live in the suburbs of Boston and really love the way the brownstones and front porches look in Charlestown, so that’s where we took our photos!  We were approaching a porch that we loved and said, ‘Let’s sit there really quick and get a picture,’ and right before we were about to pose, the owner pulled up and started unloading groceries! So we moved on and of course! We picked that picture because the thing we love the most about each other is we can make each other laugh. So we felt this really showcased us as a couple. We choose the save the date design because we wanted something soft, and romantic, and the script in the foil just gave the save the date something special. It made it become formal, but still informal … which is what the save the date should be!”


foil save the dates samples

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