1. Elegant Glamorous Winter Wedding Inspiration

    December 17, 2012

    I tend to gravitate more toward rustic and cozy when it comes to Christmas and winter decorations, but this glamorous styled shoot had me at velvet linens! A similar look (blush blooms, gray linens, lots of crystal) would be gorgeous any time of year, but in this case, the understated Christmas accents, like the Silent Night signage and sparkly white trees, make this shoot perfect inspiration for a December wedding.

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    What’s your favorite detail? I’m especially loving the silver julep cups the flowers are in–it makes me even more anxious to hunt some down for myself! Thank you so much to She Wanders Photography for letting me share this beautiful shoot!

    Love, Lisa



  2. Country Chic Texas Wedding

    November 5, 2012

    Gray and yellow is one of my favorite color combinations, especially when it’s done as effortlessly as it is in today’s Texas wedding. The wedding was held at the bride’s family ranch, and the bride and groom incorporated rustic yellow flowers, the most fabulous mismatched gray bridesmaid dresses, and understated Southern details to achieve their country chic look. My favorites? I’m loving the bride’s black tulle sash, the balloon release, and the monogrammed aisle runner. Take a look!

    {Vendors: Photographer: Meegan Weaver Photography| Venue: The Bride’s Family Ranch in Wheeler, TX| Wedding coordination: Ron Rives| Florals: Texas Street Floral Co| Bride’s dress: Blue by Enzoani| Flower girl dress: J. Crew| Bridesmaid dresses: J. Crew, Madison Marcus, Ann Taylor Loft, Aidan Mattox, Monique Lhuillier| Band: Mario Flores & The Sodacreek Band}

    Thank you so much to Meegan for the delight of sharing this beautiful wedding!

    Love, Lisa



  3. Chic New York City Wedding

    July 9, 2012

    This is the kind of wedding I dream of having someday–chic and elegant, but completely unique and special. Marcy and Dan’s goal was to treat their many out-of-town guests to a magical Friday night in New York City, kicking off a wonderful weekend getaway. By hosting their reception at one of their favorite restaurants, they were able to truly bring everyone into their city life in a personal way, and the details (especially that phenomenal calligraphy!) are truly lovely. Take a look at the beautiful moments and details, all captured by the talented Jenny Ebert.

    {Vendors: Photography: Jenny Ebert Photography| Event designer: Jillian Clark Events| Ceremony venue: Grace Church| Reception venue: The Harrison| Bridal gown: Oscar de la Renta| Bride’s shoes: Jimmy Choo| Bridesmaid dresses: Marc by Marc Jacobs and J. Crew| Bridesmaid shoes: Nina| Bridesmaid bracelets: Anthropologie| Hair and Makeup: Facetime| Flowers: Rountree Flowers| Calligraphy: Love, Jenna| Wedding invitations: Bird & Banner| Cake: Duane Park Patisserie| Music: Steve Maglio}

    Everything from the bride’s Oscar de la Renta, to the chalkboard accents, to the understated flowers are so perfect for the feel of the venue. What’s your favorite detail? Those perfect menu cards are mine!

    Love,

    Lisa



  4. Snowy Vintage Michigan Wedding

    April 16, 2012

    I know it’s halfway through April, but when a winter wedding this gosh darn gorgeous comes along, there’s no way I’m waiting till November to post it! It was photographed by the lovely Kelly Sweet, the photography queen behind this pretty wedding from a few weeks ago. What I love most about this wedding, besides the snow flurry pictures, is that the bride and groom, Adrienne and Michael, pulled everything together in just a few short months, so that Adrienne’s sister could be there as matron of honor before she moved to Kenya. There’s lots more of their sweet story below, but first, take a look at their beautiful winter wedding!

    {Vendors: Photography: Kelly Sweet Photography| Ceremony venue: Grand Rapids Theological Seminary| Reception Location: Boulder Creek Golf Club- Grand Rapids| Second photographer: AJ Paschka| Flowers: the bride| Cake and desserts: the bride, along with her mother and friends| Wedding dress: Allure Bridal| Bride’s boots: Velvet Heart| Hairpieces: bride’s sister}

    From the bride: Upon getting engaged in the fall, we originally decided to plan a wedding for the late summer of 2012, but my sister and brother-in-law had been planning to move to Kenya (permanently) in early February. They would have to miss our big day if we waited that long to get married. It was very important to me to include them in some way (we considered Skype, but… it just didn’t seem right!), so in November, Mike and I started toying with the idea of whether or not it would be possible for us to get married in January. The phone call to my sister to tell her the news and ask her to stand with me as my matron of honor was joyfully tearful. I felt so relieved to know that they wouldn’t have to be left out of this meaningful day.

    In fact, my sister is responsible for a huge amount of the homemade details that garnished our wedding. Everything from the fabric flowers worn in our hair and scattered on the tables, to the guest book (yes, it was handmade… ridiculous, I know)! My mom is also known for her creativity and energy, so she took all of my little ideas to the next level. My lovely bridesmaids chose their dresses (gray) and helped me bake biscotti for wedding favors. I created the flower arrangements with flowers from Costco. Mike printed off the place cards and programs. The list goes on and on with all of the things we found and borrowed (on short-notice, too!).

    As cliche as it sounds, the wedding was truly beautiful beyond what we could have ever imagined. Maybe it was because we didn’t have time to fuss over getting every little detail perfect, but I’m willing to bet that everything felt right and good because we were surrounded by ALL of the people we love so dearly.

    Thank you so much to Kelly for sharing yet another gorgeous wedding with Something Pretty, and to Adrienne for sharing the story behind it all!

    Love,

    Lisa