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ETHEREAL ELEMENTS


NEVER GIVE UP ON A DREAM JUST BECAUSE OF T H E T I M E I T W I L L TA K E T O A C C O M P L I S H I T. T H E T I M E W I L L P A S S A N Y WAY.

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ETHEREAL ELEMENTS

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EVERY ISSUE 82 TRENDS TO TRY 93 SIGNATURE DRINK 122 THE BRIDAL GUIDE

SPECIAL BEAUTY EDITION

147 DOABLE DIY 114 EDITORS PICKS

FERN ACCENTS

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FEATURED 22 ARIELLA CHEZAR THE FLORAL WORKSHOP 42 BACKDROP TREND

MEET THE MAVEN: JESI HAACK

48 PORTRAIT IN PINK

+ A FLORAL CROWN DIY


GET INSPIRED 14 FEILD

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DREAMS

32 RIVEROAKS ROMANCE 72 PRETTY PAPILLON

REAL WEDDINGS 54 MORGAN + DREW

SARA HASSTEDT PHOTOGRAPHY

64 JULIE + KYLE

L AUREN METHIA PHOTOGRAPHY

112 INTO TWILIGHT

94 LAUREN + JAMES

140 INTO THE WOODS

150 THE LOVE OF FERNS

TIMWILL PHOTOGRAPHY

102 JULIA + JONATHAN

OUR L ABOR OF LOVE

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FOUNDER + C R E AT I V E D I R E C T O R BE CK Y HO P PM A N N MAGAZINE DESIGN

Gracious Brands

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Photography: Corbin Gurkin

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Copyright S MITTEN


THE

TEAM

KATHLEEN MCCORMACK

LINDSEY NOWAK

LEIGH WEBBER

SENIOR EDITOR

STYLE EDITOR

LEAD PHOTOGRAPHER

PAMELA LESCH

QUINN SHERMAN

EMILIE DULLES

BEAUTY EDITOR

JUNIOR EDITOR

ETIQUETTE EDITOR

HANNAH ASHE

JANELLE RIOLO

CARL HOPPMANN

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

DESIGN INTERN

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THANK YOU TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS

ALISE MARIE DAVIS

ALIXANNE LOOSLE

ANDREA GRAY HARPER

AUDREY KING

SWEET MARIE DESIGNS

PHOTOGRAPHY

GRAY HARPER EVENT MAKER

FRENCH KNOT STUDIOS

BRANDI SMYTH

CAROLINE HOWARD

SARA HASSTEDT

IZZY HUDGINS

PHOTOGRAPHY

CAROLINE RO PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY

JADE + MATTHEW

JASMINE FITZWILLIAM

JESI HAACK

JESSE CHAMBERLIN

TAKE PICTURES

LET'S FROLIC TOGETHER

JESI HAACK DESIGN

OUR LABOR OF LOVE

JESSICA ROURKE

JORDAN THOMPSON

KRISTAL + DEADRE

LAUREN METHIA

LANDON JACOB

PURSUING EDEN

PHOTOGRAPHY

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ARIELL A C HEZAR

our featured contributor

Ariella began creating at a young age. She grew up in the Berkshires of Massachusetts where the outdoors played an integral part of her daily life. Her mother, an artist and avid gardener, inspired seasonal art projects that combined nature & creativity. Today, her designs evoke nature with their seasonal relevance. Her lush blend of flowers and branches, fruits and vegetables as well as gorgeous silk textiles and ribbons combine for a final product which is both sensual and evocative. VISIT PAGE 22, AS WE SPOTLIGHT THE COVETED ARIELLA CHEZAR FLORAL WORKSHOP IN CHARLESTON, SC

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A STYLISH SHOOT BY PURSUING EDEN PHOTOGRAPHY BRANDI SMYTH PHOTOGRAPHY

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V ENDO RS Decor & Styling Pursuing Eden Photography Brandi Smyth Photography Floral Mandy Cathey Florist Cake & Sweets Silver Palate Cakery Make-Up + Hair Bel Viso Makeup Artistry by Molly Stationer y Chez Rivage by Nealy Digilormo Brides Attire MDSewingAtelier Paolo Sebastian, Nearly Newlywed Boutique Hair Piece Jannie Baltzer Grooms Attire Tallia, John Pickens

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THE

ARIELL A C HEZAR WORKSHOP

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THE LOOK / FULL GOWN, HAYLEY PAIGE from WHITE DANIEL ISLAND / SILVER RIBBON HAIR PIECE, EMILY RIGGS / SILVER STRAPLESS GOWN, CAROL HANNAH FASCINATOR, KADY BLOOM / BACKDROP, ANTHROPOLOGIE

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WORKSHOP DINNER / VENUE, ZERO GEORGE

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Creative Direction & Styling Jessica Rourke Planning & Styling of Weddings Photography Landon Jacob Florist Fern Floral and Event Studio Stationery Lady Letterpress Calligraphy Lydia Robins Hendrix Gown Liz White Couture Tux Charleston Tuxedo Venue River Oaks Shoes & Veil BHLDN Cake Stand & Napkns Williams Sonoma Plates & Silverware Anthropologie Cake Silver Spoon Bakeshop Makeup Dannon K. Collard

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BY HANNAH ASHE WRITER

ON TREND:

THE BACKDROP MAVEN COLOR. GLASSWARE. FLATWARE. PAPER STOCK. DRESS. TUX. THESE ARE THE ELEMENTS THAT DEFINE A WEDDING. HOW MANY OF THEM CAN YOU SAY WERE CREATED JUST FOR YOU?

Jesi Haack of Jesi Haack Design has been at the forefront of wedding and event backdrop design since 2008, when she first opened her studio. Her personal aesthetic, whimsical imagination and sharp listening skills (not to mention her team of talented producers) have each contributed to her success, but it’s her storytelling abilities that pull the pieces together. Every wedding backdrop Haack designs, sketches, and ultimately unveils uniquely represents her clients, so no two backdrops are alike.

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groom's style? COLORS? THEMES?

type of venue?

DECOR? SEASON? W H AT I S THE BRIDE'S

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SPRING CLASSIC EDGY SECRET SOCIETY MAROON, BLUSH, IVORY, GOLD INDOOR


SEASON BRIDE'S STYLE GROOM'S STYLE THEME COLORS IN/OUTDOOR

SUMMER ROMANTIC DAPPER FRENCH RUSTIC BLUSH, BLUE, GREEN, MAROON OUTDOOR

"I start by asking questions about everything that's already been decided - so if there's an invitation that's been designed we'll look at that. I'll need to know about the event space, color themes… Any materials that already exist, and then we can get into more personal details about the couple." The more intimate the details, the better. Haack's personal taste draws her toward midcentury modern elements, an aesthetic that has helped hone her eye for unusual objects. "I really like things that are unexpected, I like to mix things that you wouldn't think would go together," she said. "I take objects that are ordinary and then I try to make them extraordinary." While the average person might feel restricted to paper goods and fabrics, Haack has been known to hang red construction tape as ceiling decor and backdrops, or mount ferns on wooden plaques to accent a room. Perhaps most impressive of all - Haack can imagine, design and build backdrops to be shipped anywhere in the U.S., often without meeting the bride and groom face to face or ever seeing the event space. That’s where communication is crucial. Haack can’t build models or truly compare a developS P R I N G 2 0 1 4 | 45


SEASON BRIDE'S STYLE GROOM'S STYLE THEME COLORS IN/OUTDOOR

FALL MODERN/BOHEMIAN CLASSIC MODERN FAIRYLAND NUETRALS, BLUSH, BROWN BOTH

ing design to past designs as each is so different, so the couple must have faith in her vision of their wishes, and Haack has to assume the couple has been forthcoming about pretty much everything. “It’s great to be able to offer this as an à la carte option for people,” she said. “But there’s definitely a trust factor there. After the couple answers my questions I’ll sketch out a design and once they approve it we’ll move forward with production.” Once both parties are satisfied, those limits fall away and she can focus on combining her artistry with her knack for storytelling to craft the striking, one-of-a-kind backdrops she's known for. "If the groom's style is really modern and the bride's style is really feminine, I'll say, 'Great! Let's combine those things!'” Because, as she said before, "I really like to put unexpected things together." On a day that’s so laboriously planned, detailed and nit-picked, Haack’s unexpected designs bring the playful touch that makes your wedding feel like, well, you.

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SEASON BRIDE'S STYLE GROOM'S STYLE THEME COLORS IN/OUTDOOR

WINTER BOHEMIAN ECLECTIC BOHO GLAM SILVER, BLUSH, CREAM OUTDOOR

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PORTRAIT

I N PI N K

A BR IDAL S H OOT B Y LO RA G RADY PHOT OGRA PHY FL OR A L S + DIY TUT O RIAL W H ITNEY G O S S L ING

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HAIR + MAKEUP | PASTEL MAKEUP VENUE | THE GOAT FARM ARTS CENTER, ATLANTA, GA BRIDE | BRITTANY REAGAN

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YO U WILL

NEED:

BROWN GRAPEVINE WIRE

HEAVY DUTY SCISSORS OR WIRE CUTTERS

GREEN FLORAL TAPE

FLORAL & GREENERY OF YOUR CHOICE

THIN COPPER CRAFT WIRE

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6 EASY STEPS TO MAKE YOUR OWN:

FLORAL HEADPIECE BY WHITNEY GOSSLING

TI P:

FOR A WHIMSICAL LOOK, WE CHOSE IVORY

RANUNCULUS,

SUCCULENTS,

MOSSY

GREENS,

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SMALLER DROOPING BUNCHES OF FLOWERS. HAVING A VARIETY OF FULL BLOOMS AND SMALLER BUDS IS IDEAL.

1 USING

THE BROWN GRAPEVINE WIRE, MEASURE

AROUND YOUR HEAD FOR SIZING. I DOUBLED THIS LENGTH SO THAT I COULD TWIST THE TWO TOGETHER MAKING THE CROWN BASE LOOK MORE LIKE BRANCHES.

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MAKE THE OUTER EDGES OF ARRANGEMENT. THE IDEA IS TO PLACE THEM FAR ENOUGH APART TO FIT THE AMOUNT AND SIZE OF BLOSSOMS YOU DESIRE BETWEEN THEM. ONCE PLACED, SNIP OFF ABOUT 6 INCHES OF COPPER WIRE TO TIGHTLY SECURE EACH STEM IN PLACE.

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SO THAT THEY ONLY HAVE ABOUT 1/2 INCH OF STEM LEFT. IN ORDER FOR THEM TO BE SECURELY ATTACHED TO THE CROWN, STRING COPPER WIRE DIRECTLY THROUGH THE BASE OF THE ENTIRE BUD.

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WOULD HAVE SPACE FOR THE LARGE RANUNCULUS BLOSSOM ON THE LEFT. THE WIRE MAKES IT EASY TO TWIST AND SECURE THEM INTO PLACE ON THE CROWN.

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DENVER, COLORADO

photographed by S ara H asstedt

Morgan and Drew's late September wedding rewarded guests with a peaceful outdoor ceremony and beautiful weather in breathtaking Denver, Colorado. Morgan's bouquet of pink, red and white flowers popped against her delicate A-line dress, and the couple's soft palette of warm colors and rich neutrals was perfect for their end-of-summer nuptials. The ceremony and reception took place at the Denver Country Club, and Morgan and Drew let the brightly colored flowers and plants on the Country Club grounds shine as a backdrop. After the reception, the couple hopped into a cherry-red, antique convertible getaway car - the perfect start to their marriage. HANNAH ASHE

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VENDOR LOVE

VENUE COORDINATOR PRIVATE CLUB FLORALS

Clementine's Divine Designs

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VENUE, CATERER, CAKES & SWEETS,

RENTALS

PRIVATE CLUB

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MUSIC

Jammin' DJs

GOWN MARISA | SHOES JOAN & DAVID | JEWELRY ETSY | GROOM CALVIN KLEIN | BRIDESMAID J.CREW | MAKEUP ARTIST DANICA JARDIEN | HAIR STYLIST BLONDIES THE BEAUTY SHOP | Officiant Dr. Jeff Baxter | STATIONERY EMILY TRAVIESA

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M A S S AC H U S E T T S

photographed by L A U RE N ME T H IA

Julie and Kyle's New England summer wedding took place outside on a misty August day. The two wed under an arch made from birch tree branches and draped with peach, crimson and purple flowers. Lauren's strapless Alvina Valenta gown featured beautiful lace detailing around the bodice, and was comfortable enough for her and Kyle to dance the night away at their tented reception. The overcast day and the mix of dark grays, warm neutrals and wispy design details (see those bouquets!) brought our the vivid greens around the ceremony, letting the couple's outdoor setting shine. Lauren Methia's gorgeous photos show that a few clouds couldn't keep Julie and Kyle's guests down on their big day. HANNAH ASHE

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VENDOR LOVE

EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN MSTARR EVENT DESIGN FLORALS PETAL FLORAL DESIGN | VENUE LYMAN ESTATE | CATERER EAST MEETS WEST CATERING | TENT PETERSON PARTY CENTER | RENTALS BE OUR GUEST + NEW ENGLAND COUNTRY RENTALS | LIGHTING AND DRAPING JACK FALVEY ASSOCIATES CALLIGRAPHY DEAR ROSE STUIDO | STATIONERY TOBY DONDIS LTD | GOWN ALVINA VALENTA | SHOES GUCCI | HAIR STYLIST MISSY PAPPAS OF FABU SALON | MAKEUP AMANDA MCCARTHY BEAUTY

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VENDORS Styling + Gowns Eliana Smith Designs + Petal Pixie Photographed By Alixann Loosle Photography Florals Petal Pixie Venue Vintage Schoolhouse Makeup Artist Lauren Fisher Hairstylist Jen Nguyen Models Ashlyn Kay Griffin Daniel Zaldivar 78 | S P R I N G 2 0 1 4


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specialized services in BRAND IDENTITY LOGO DESIGN WEBSITE + BLOG DESIGN P R O M O T I O N A L M AT E R I A L S

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INSPIRED BY NOSTALGIA FOR A ROMANTIC PAST & EXCITEMENT FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE www.anaisanette.com photo credit: Mike Lewis

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T R EN D S

to

TRY

ethereal elements ediion PHOTOGRAPHY BY LEIGH WEBBER

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SUCCULENTS From jade pastels to vibrant shades of lime, succulents can bring depth and texture to a bouquet or add an interesting focal point to your tablescape.

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RING NEST A sweet and unique way to deliver you and your beloveds wedding rings.

Nest Vintage Creek Studio www.etsy.com/shop/VintageCreekStudio $22 Faux Robin Eggs terrain.com $12

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WILDFLOWER SEED FAVORS Nothing is quite as whimsical as a patch of wildflowers. They will offer a sweet reminder of your special day for each guest.

Pressed Cotton pressedcotton.com set of 12 / $29

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ASSORTED VINTAGE PLATES Mix and match a variety of vintage tableware with one or two colors in mind. Stroll your favorite antiques shop and collect your own unique set or save valuable planning time and rent them!

Polished! polishedtabletop.com From $1.75

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HAND PAINTED STATIONERY + CUSTOM SCENTED CANDLE You can lavish your wedding with as many or as few custom pieces as you desire. We think hand-painted stationery and custom-scented candles are about as custom as it gets.

Wixsy wixsycandles.com Momental Designs momentaldesigns.com

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DAY OF TAT T O O Tattoos are a fun, creative way to make your look just a liiiiitle edgy. And with the amazing temporary tattoos from Tattly, you really have nothing to lose.

Tattly tattly.com $5

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DIY RIBBON BANNER TOPPER These ribbon toppers are easy-to-make, inexpensive and completely adorable. Like the flag you plant at the peak of a mountain - except the mountain is a cake, and that's so much better.

A great DIY for $10-$20, or search similar finds at yourcloudparade.com

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S cent and m em o r y inter twine. It's a scientif ic fa ct. W ixs y cr eates custom scented soy ca ndles to ref lect the f lower s y o u choose for your wedding b ouquet. Give y o ur wed d ing a persona lized scent tha t will fo r ever r em ind you of the b est day of your life. PERFECT FOR wedding d e co r | favors |

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signature drink RECIPE

A WA L K I N T H E PA R K 1.5 oz Beefeater Gin 0.5 oz Lavender Honey* 0.5 oz fresh grapefruit juice 0.25 oz fresh lemon juice 0.25 oz Creme Yvette Combine, Shake and strain into chilled coupe glass. garnish with lavender leaf and viola.

*Lavender Honey- Steep 3 Tbs. dried lavender with ½ cup water for 20 minutes over medium heat. Add ½ cup honey, stir until dissolved. Let rest overnight, strain.

TH AN KS TO RYAN C AS EY of McCrady's

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Lauren James BIRMINGHAM

MIC HIGAN

photographed by TIMWILL PHOTOGRAPHY

Lauren and James were hard pressed to top James' Versailles, France proposal, but their ceremony in a gothic cathedral and reception in a sprawling historic estate in Rochester, Michigan played host to two unforgettable events. Lauren's elegant Carol Hannah gown stood out against the couple's dramatic color palette of deep reds, stark whites and rich blacks with many natural wooden, grass green and soft lilac accents. Between Lauren and James' grand venues, handsome decor and lively celebrations, guests are sure to remember this unique start to their married life. HANNAH ASHE

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VENDOR LOVE

EVENT PLANNING + DESIGN THE EVENT GROUP FLORALS + DECOR EMERALD CITY DESIGNS | CEREMONY VENUE SWEETEST HEART OF MARY | RECEPTION VENUE MEADOWBROOK HALL | LINENS EMERALD CITY DESIGNS | CATERER MEADOWBROOK HALL | CAKE SWEET AND SAVORY BAKE SHOP VIDEOGRAPHER EPIC MOTION | STATIONERY BELLA FIGURA, ROCK PAPER SCISSORS | GOWN CAROL HANNAH | SHOES SALVATORE FERRAGAMO | GROOM HUGO BOSS | BRIDESMAIDS MONIQUE LHULLIER | MAKEUP ARTIST TODD'S ROOM HAIR STYLIST RED THE SALON | JEWELRY HENNE JEWELERS

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C HARLESTON SOUTH C AROLINA

photographed by OUR LABOR OF LOVE

Julia and Jonathan wanted a small, intimate wedding in a charming location, and only one place fit the bill for the stylish Atlanta-based couple. Their December wedding took place at Charleston, S.C.'s St. Luke's Chapel, followed by a reception at Lowndes Grove Plantation. Julia wanted something romantic and dreamy, and the stained-glass-filtered sunlight, pastel color palette and subdued Lowcountry winter weather did the trick. Her embellished Rivini gown and Jonathan's sleek black suit provided the perfect balance between traditional and contemporary styles. Guests enjoyed the comfortable atmosphere at the reception on the Ashley River with soul food, ragtime-style live music and a bonfire to end the evening. HANNAH ASHE

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VENDOR LOVE

EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN SEBRELL SMITH DESIGNER EVENTS FLORALS SEBRELL SMITH DESIGNER EVENTS | CEREMONY VENUE ST LUKE'S CHAPEL | RECEPTION VENUE LOWNDES GROVE | TENT SNYDER EVENT RENTALS | FURNITURE & CHINA OOH EVENTS | CATERER PATRICK PROPERTIES CAKES AND SWEETS SOMETHING SWEET BAKERS, MAISON DE MACARON | MUSIC BLAIR CRIMMONS | GROOM BRIDALS BY LORI | GOWN RIVINI | SHOES SOMETHING BLEU | HAIR HAIR BY CHARLOTTE | MAKEUP BELLELINA TRANSPORTATION LIMOS FOR LESS | STATIONERY JACI LUND

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BRIDE + MAIDS R E A DY TO W E A R L U L A K AT E . C O M

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JENNIFER BEARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY

INDIVIDUALIZED BRIDAL MAKEUP

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VENDORS S tyli ng + F lora l Desi g n Fre nc h K no t S t u d i o s Photog ra p hy I zzy H u d gi ns Gowns I vo r y & Be a u Bl e u be l l e Br i d a l S p ec i a lty F ood s Byrd Co o ki e Co . Ma i so n D e Ma ca ro ns Ma k eup Pa st e l Ma ke u p + D e si gn Pa p er Good s S t ra wb e r r y Mo t h Mod els La u re n D a v i s Ni c ho l a s Jo ne s

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ETIQUETTE


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E L E M EN TA L B E AU T Y We took earlthy inspiration from the four elements: Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water to create uniquely beautiful looks anyone could try.

Stylist Lindsey Nowak Makeup Pamela Lesch Hair Hunter Johnson Photography Caroline Howard

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EARTH

MODEL

Becky GOWN

Norma by Elie Saab Fabulous Frocks HEADPIECE

Out of the Garden

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MODEL

Anna GOWN

Sania by Rivini Fabulous Frocks FEATHER CLIPS

Swoon RING

Stylist's own

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MODEL

Michelle GOWN

Janice by Vera Wang Fabulous Frocks

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MODEL

Becky GOWN

Kate by Monique Lhuillier Fabulous Frocks HEADBAND

Swoon

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Stylist Lindsey Nowak Photography Leigh Webber Venue Charleston Stems Makeup A Jolly Occasion Poem Larry Howland

FLOWER C HILD

Little girls wearing rosy cheeks and sweet dresses add undeniable charm to your wedding day. A little lady carries flowers And brings a small bouquet. She helps us as we celebrate A joyful wedding day. She is a princess in her gown, A picture come to life. She brings such joy in helping us Become a man and wife. We’re glad that she can stand with us, So graceful and so tall, And help to make this special time The very best of all!

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ON ROWAN: Malley Dress, $214 Miss Ashley white bow | $9 from Southern Belles Wings | Models own

ON HARPER: Janey dress by LulaKate price upon request Bridal wreath Spirea, Charleston Stems

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the

BR I D AL GUIDE

H E A LT H Words Kathleen McCormack

DRINK TO YOUR HEALTH

the wonders of water

As your wedding day draws near and you’re putting finishing touches on your planning details, you’ll be getting more and more excited about the big day. Keep in mind, you may also be feeling a bit overwhelmed, as well. This is not the time to forget about taking good care of yourself. One of the most important things you can do for your health and well-being is also one of the easiest…drink water. It’s easy to lose sight of the importance of being well-hydrated, but failing to do so can be a big mistake when it comes to looking and feeling your best at your wedding.

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An essential element of life, water is crucial for proper functioning of every one of your cells and every bodily system, delivering nutrients and flushing toxins. While humans can survive for three weeks without food, we can’t live more than three days without water. Most of us need 6-8 8-ounce glasses of water each day. Coffee, alcohol, sodas, and other sugary drinks do not count, and instead, actually contribute to dehydration. Without sufficient water, our skin visibly suffers, appearing dry, wrinkly, and lackluster. In addition, when your body feels it's being denied water, it will defensively retain what it has, and the result is puffiness and bloating. Dehydration, even in the early stages, makes you feel tired and

sluggish, forces your brain to work harder, and can bring down the mood of a brideto-be. Determining the right water balance for your own body is an important key to your health. Many variables factor into the equation: body size, activity level, diet, local climate, etc. Being conscious of these variables will help you attain the balance, but it’s estimated that only onethird of Americans are drinking the right amount of water each day to meet their body’s needs. Don’t rely on thirst to motivate you to drink water. You need to drink water as a habit.

T I P S F O R C R E AT I N G T H E H A B I T

1

Set a goal and start the day with that total amount of water in several bottles. Drink some when you wake up, pace yourself throughout the day, and swallow the last drop right before bed.

4

2 Flavor

water with slices of cucumber, a squeeze of citrus, sprigs of mint, frozen berries, etc, to entertain your tastebuds.

Drink before each meal. Not only will it help you to reach your consumption goal, but you’re likely to eat less.

air travel is a major dehydrator * Remember, Once you’re through security at the airport en route to your well-deserved and long- awaited honeymoon, be sure to buy a large bottle of water to drink on the plane.

3

Keep water with you at all times. Have smaller, easily portable bottles in your car on your desk at work, in your handbag. Carrying full bottles around with you will remind you to drink some!

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The Pro Emilie Dulles E T I QU E T T E E XPE RT AND O W N ER O F D U L L E S D E S I GNS. C O M

WEDDIN G “ TEC H-IQUETTE”

to ‘share’ or not to ‘share’

As our world speeds up faster with each day, and we all enjoy sharing the ins and outs of our days via social media, there is a new branch of etiquette that is relevant for modern day weddings. I'm calling it "wedding tech-iquette" and I hope these next few tips will help brides and guests alike find a happy medium between being in the moment and sharing that moment on social media. As with all parts of social interactions for which etiquette gives us guidelines for gracious experiences, it is best to communicate in a clear manner (for the bride) and then to follow that communication (for the guests).

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If you are into sharing your wedding on social media, then create a fun hashtag for your big day or weekend and share it with your guests either on your wedding website, on your save-the-date, as an insert to your wedding invitation (not on the invitation itself and not recommended for more traditional or formal celebrations), or via email. You could even display a sign at your wedding sharing that hashtag and encouraging your friends to use it. It's a fun way to group images and share them with your guests and also those family members and friends who aren't able to attend your wedding. If you are not into sharing your wedding on social media, for privacy, religion (many religious buildings are banning any guest photography these days), or any other personal reason, you should feel confident in that decision and graciously share that information with your guests who hopefully will respect it. It is best to share your request ahead of time on your wedding website or via email and during your wedding weekend at the most noticeable points, such as in your welcome bag insert or any itinerary you might be handing out, as well as on your ceremony program and in a sign at your reception. Celebrity weddings, especially those being published by a national magazine, nowadays are banning all cell phones, smart phones, and cameras for the duration of the wedding and returning them to their guests at the end of the evening. You can take cue as long as your guests

will either be self-disciplined enough to keep their phones off or you should plan a cell phone checking area that is manned at all times and fully secure. Not only does this lack of social media allow for a more intimate and private feel, it also keeps all images of the wedding beautiful and unique. Magazines want to keep their content fresh, so if your wedding planner or you are planning on submitting your wedding to a magazine or blog, best keep it social-media free. There have been many articles by top wedding photographers asking guests to get out of the way (nicely) and let the photographer capture the most breathtaking moments of your ceremony and reception, and frankly I agree with them. Do a little online research and you'll see a plethora of ruined shots because Uncle John insisted on getting into the aisle to capture the first kiss, only to step in the way of the photographer's shot and spoil that incredible image forever. So sad. When planning your wedding or attending a wedding, keep in mind that you will only have a few hours to experience the joy, excitement, and fulfillment of your ceremony, reception, and share those with all who are there, so be mindful of when to whip out your phone and when not to. If you are all about social media and want to memorialize your wedding in many different ways, have at it and let your guests share in the posting. Above all, enjoy yourself and hit the dance floor with style!

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OVERSIZED TISSUE PAPER FLOWERS

YO U WILL

NEED :

BY ANDREA HARPER of GRAY HARPER EVENT MAKER

1 CUT LAYERS OF TISSUE PAPER INTO ROUNDED PETALS OF VARIOUS SIZES.

TAPE GLUE STICKS

2 FORM THE SMALLEST PETALS INTO A BOUQUET. TAPE THE BOUQUET’S

GLUE GUN

STEM TO KEEP THE LAYERS TOGETHER. DOUBLING UP THE PETAL LAYERS

WILL MAKE THEM MORE STABLE.

SCISSORS

3 ADD THE NEXT LAYER OF PETALS AND TAPE AND REPEAT UNTIL YOU HAVE

TISSUE PAPER

FOUND STICKS

REACHED THE DESIRED SIZE.

4 FOR THE CENTERS, BALL UP A SHEET OF TISSUE PAPER, AND GLUE TO THE

OR BRANCHES

RIBBON (OPTIONAL)

CENTER OF THE FLOWER.

5 ATTACH FLOWER TO STICK USING TAPE, THEN TIE STRANDS OF RIBBON

AROUND TO HIDE THE TAPE IF DESIRED, AND ENJOY!

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