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Real Wedding Features

Ambah and Amal

May 11, 2012

For our next wedding feature, we journey to tropical Trinidad where Ambah and Amal tied the knot in December. This garden wedding was a mix of vibrant colors, African traditions and elegant details. Despite the rain, it seems like fun was had by all!

WEDDING DATE: December 17th, 2011
LOCATION: Santa Cruz, Trinidad
CEREMONY + RECEPTION: Waterville Estate
PHOTOGRAPHER: Juma and Ayinde of Relate Studios
FLOWERS BY: La Tropical Florist
GOWN BY: Bridal Image
GROOM’S ATTIRE BY: Tip Top Tailors

AMBAH’S MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: This one is hard to narrow down. One of my most memorable moments was the vow exchange. We decided to write our own vows. I think exchanging these and seeing my soon to be husbands eyes well up made it all the more perfect. Another thing that made our day perfect was our family/friends that flew in to be a part of our big day. It meant the world to us. And lastly the look of happiness on my parents face as they both walked me down the aisle. They glowed.

STATIONERY: Love Logo #15 wedding invitation and coordinating stationery
WHY DID AMBAH CHOOSE THIS INVITATION?: We really wanted something that represented our garden theme and fell in love with the fact that we would have our own logo.

AMBAH’S FAVORITE WEDDING DETAIL: There wasn’t just one detail that stood out. Since I was living abroad and was having the wedding at home in Trinidad , my sister in law helped me put together my dream wedding palette so that my parents will have a guide to follow. It was seeing how they transformed what I had on paper into the wedding I always wanted. 

Congrats Ambah and Amal! Thanks for sharing your special day with us!

– gia

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All wedding photos © Relate Studios
Invitation photos by betsywhite stationery



Real Wedding Features

Emily and Benjamin

September 7, 2011

I absolutely love everything about this Florida wedding captured by Amanda Suanne… the parasols, the bridesmaid dresses, the adorable chapel… and of course, I love how well our Love Logo #6 design worked with the classic style of the wedding. To top it off, Emily and Benjamin are just the cutest! Have a peek…

WEDDING DATE: April 2, 2011
LOCATION: Seaside, Florida
CEREMONY LOCATION: Seaside Interfaith Chapel
FLOWERS: Bella Flora
WEDDING PLANNER/CONSULTANT: Heather Archdeacon Williams
GOWN: Amsale
GROOM’S ATTIRE: Men’s Warehouse

EMILY’S FAVORITE DETAIL: I love the classic, timeless look of a bow tie and wanted my husband and his groomsmen to wear them. My husband has no clue how to tie a bow tie. (The only way he would wear one is if I tied it, therefore I learned how to tie them.) We did not want to see each other before we were married, so one of my bridesmaids blindfolded my husband so I was able to tie his bow tie.

I was able to take photos in my mother’s wedding dress before I put on my dress and we were able to have a ‘before and after’ moment…

FAVORITE MOMENT: After I finally made the long journey down the isle, I was so excited to see my husband I tired to kiss and hug him and he looks at me and says “Not yet hunny. You have to wait a few minutes.”… It was so sweet! He was so nervous!

STATIONERY: Love Logo #6 stationery suite, including the wedding invitation, response sets and wedding programs.
WHY DID EMILY CHOOSE THIS INVITATION?: For the simple, elegant & timeless logo

Congrats Emily and Benjamin! Thanks for sharing your special day with us!

– gia

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All wedding photos © Amanda Suanne
Photo of invitation by betsywhite stationery

Wedding Inspiration

Starfish Wedding

April 19, 2011

I couldn’t resist the idea of doing something related to the ocean and warm weather this week… I left dreary Michigan and I’m on vacation in Florida! There are so many ways you can incorporate starfish into a beach or destination wedding. Below are just a few simple and beautiful examples. Enjoy!

- candice

Orange looks gorgeous with soft white…
Featured Design: Cory Invitation

… And oh so pretty with a pop of pink!

Photo Credits:

Orange and White
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Cory Invitation via betsywhite stationery | Starfish Chair Decorations photographed by Jo Ann Manolis Photography via Snippet and Ink | Sugar Starfish Barrettes by Landlocked Mermaids via Etsy

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Starfish Boutonniere via Renee Landry Rentals | Just Married Bike photographed by Jo Ann Manolis Photography via Snippet and Ink | Starfish and Sand Cupcake via The Cupcake Recipes

Orange and Pink
top photos
Wedding Rings on Starfish via Glamour | Petite Starfish Earrings by NY Light Metals via Etsy

bottom photo
Starfish Wedding Bouquet via Garden Party Sisters

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Inspired Intern: Drift Away… (in red)

February 3, 2011

This morning I shared this inspiration in blue… now for a little nautical inspiration in red. Enjoy!

– candice

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For more musings from Candice, be sure to check out her blog!

Photo Credits:
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Red striped Caranday dress by Anthropologie via Bliss | Red heels on beach by Shannon Nicole Smith via Ruffled | Lets Go Diving gold necklace by pennymasquerade via Etsy

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Striped folded shirts via Blushing Ambition | Anchor necklace via Love to Hate; | Duffy in red pedal pushers via I am Duffy