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These two decided to hold their destination wedding in one of our favorite locations in California and it did not disappoint!  First, the light that day was insanely beautiful but on top of that, the night featured a super moon!  The dinner area at the Firestone Vineyard is laden with windows and has one side completely open so guests can go mingle outside.  With the beautiful moonlight and the super pretty decor and cafe lights set up outside, it made for a beautiful evening atmosphere!  Just watch the magic:

THE TEAM:
Venue:  Firestone Vineyard
Planner/Designer:  Francesca Events
Photographer: Samuel Lippke

Have you ever dreamed of creating an event from scratch in the middle of a field with a gorgeous view of the Rocky Mountains?  Well Sabrina and Shawn did exactly that with the help of White Lilac Inc.  But you guys… this was no simple “let’s set up a tent and party” wedding.  This was a full blown production and boy did it turn out gorgeous!  Check out their Highlight film here (and yes… it was A LOT of fun!)

THE TEAM:

Planner/Designer/Florist:  White Lilac Inc
Photographer:  Jessica Claire

You guys.  Watch this wedding film.  This couple is full of personality.  Their venue rocked – seriously beautiful, and the groom “drew” a picture of his bride when he was 4.  So good.

MORE FROM THE COUPLE:

“We met during freshman year of college (according to Mike, though Lindsay is skeptical) and then became close friends as we neared graduation and traveled together over the summer with a group of friends. And gradually, about six months later, we went from email correspondents to close friends, and then started dating.

The next 6 and a half years we commuted across states and coasts, as we pursued career opportunities and attended graduated school. About two months before our wedding we moved to the same city, and into the same home for the first time, which has (fortunately, but unsurprisingly) turned out to be far superior to a long distance relationship!”

MORE ABOUT THEIR WEDDING:

“Above all, we wanted our friends and family to feel relaxed and welcome. The Finger Lakes is where Lindsay grew up, and so she and her family are especially looking forward to introducing those who haven’t been to the area – from local wines to local foods to hosting wedding events on two different lakes in the region. And while there are some formal touches (tuxes here and there!) we primarily tried to make everything as natural and fun and comfortable as possible.”

THE TEAM:

Venue: Inns of Aurora
Photographer:  Leila Brewster
Florist: Fleur de Lis
Dress: Oscar de la Renta
Entertainment: Atomic Funk Project

 

A packed dance floor indeed!!!  This wedding at Montage Laguna Beach was so much fun!  Some thoughts from the bride:  “We wanted a very romantic and elegant wedding, so we selected a ceremony location right on the ocean and picked a warm and soft color palette. There were lots of candles in the ballroom and warm amber lightening. We hoped that our ceremony would feel intimate, heartfelt and special and the reception would be a really amazing party. We met senior year of college and have a bunch of mutual friends from college (Tufts University), and they flew in to celebrate with us. We wantd everyone to drink, dance, laugh and have a great time. Alicia Townsend from Details Details helped us select all of our vendors. We selected John and Joseph photography because we felt like they really capture the romance and intimacy of their couples. We chose West Coast Music because they always keep the dance floor packed, which is important to us!”

So this wedding was a non-stop party – hence the title smile emoticon You might recognize the groom. He’s only the starting QB of the Detroit Lions . Kelly and Matt have an awesome love story and they are two of the most genuine and down to earth people we’ve ever worked with. The best part… they are so utterly in love and their wedding was an incredible celebration to honor that! More from the bride:

“Matthew and I met while he was in the middle of two-a-days for football and I was a new freshman there for two-a-days for cheerleading at the university of georgia. We went with a group to a movie and afterwards all decided to head back to the athletic dorms to hang out. Matthew and I stayed up talking that entire night. He was intelligent which is what drew me towards him. He had so much going for him, but yet was shy and humble which I believe is what drew me even closer. We remained friends for some time and then decided to commit to a real relationship. We spent the rest of his college career falling in love with each other. He moved to Michigan and we did long distance for a year and a half which was a huge test for us. He then asked me to move in with him up in Michigan. It was a huge step, leaving everything I knew and loved behind, but I felt like my heart was telling me he was worth it. I have never looked back. We have lived together for four years now and i feel like i know everything about this man and I fall deeper in love with him every day. I don’t go a day without him making me laugh”