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Cheers to 2014! With the beginning of a brand new year, we celebrate all things new and courageous, like saying yes to a lifetime with your beau, or starting a new home together as a married couple.

working on. All the changes are meant to improve the way you interact and experience our magazine in a whole new level. So we hope to hear your feedback on all the exciting new changes!

We are utterly excited to begin this year with the launch of Utterly Engaged Volume 1, our FIRST print limited edition! That’s right! We’re taking it off your screen and into your hands! If you’re reading this on our printed edition, we hope you enjoy this issue the way it was designed. We want you to tear off the pages that speak to you and put them up on your wall, share them with your girlfriends, make notes on them, or use them as inspiration for your big day and ever after.

In each issue of Utterly Engaged, we explore a theme. In this issue, we will be speaking matters of the heart - #HeartToHeart. A wedding may be a momentous occasion with extravagant festivities, but it is also sprinkled with small, intimate moments that celebrate the joy in love, life, and togetherness. From an intimate city wedding on a rooftop to a sweet backyard wedding with homemade elements, each of these occasions invites us to a heart-toheart conversation over great food and even better company.

We are also rolling out a brand new look in this issue. You might notice the new Utterly Engaged logo on the cover and you’ll see more changes happening to our website in the coming months. We are so excited, nervous, and anxious to share with you what we’ve been #HEART to HEART

can be, and you’ll find comfort in knowing how much love and attention to detail to the design of a gown. If you’re still deciding the style of your dress, Chelsea of Everthine Bridal Boutique talks about the hot trends for wedding gowns this season to help you decide which style is for you. We know how important it is to have a wedding that’s personal and uniquely you, so we’ve invited our preferred Match Made vendors and artisans to share their tips and inspirations to help you on your wedding planning journey and beyond. We hope that in this issue, you’ll find joy and delight in your wedding planning and look forward to your journey to one of the happiest days of your life and life ever after. Here's to LOV E , L I F E A N D TO G E T H E R N E S S !

Falling in love with your wedding gown can be one of the many special moments in a bride’s journey. Our Matc h Made vendor Annette of Chaviano Couture shares how personal her design creative design process

With warm wishes and good cheer, LUCIA & HENNY

Co-Founders of Utterly Engaged

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UTTERLY ENGAGED FAMILY CO - F O UN D E R / C R E ATIVE DI RECTOR

Lucia Dinh Pador CO - F O UN D E R / E DITO R

Henny Vallee M AG AZ IN E DE SIG N

DL/sh Design Studio D E S I G N IN TE R N

Ariya Geurts Sara Kim S P E C I A L THA N KS TO

Paper + Cup Design Fig. 2 Design Wiley Valentine Tattly Handmade by Sara Kim Dart DJ CONTR I B U TO R S

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Utterly Engaged Match Made Members Be Inspired PR Sweet Emilia Jane Kurt Boomer Aria Artistry by Danika Torrance Bakery ONEHOPE Weddings Gourmet Invites Dolce Designs Studio Found Vintage Rentals Dish Wish loftSEVEN Penthouse Ever Ours Oh Lovely Day Bridal Musings Ruffled Blog JuneBug Weddings 100 Layer Cake


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STYL E & I N SPIRATION

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ISLE OF YOURS

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C E N T E R S TAG E

A wedding for Bohemian lovers of the sea

Graceful dance of love

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A CUT FROM ABOVE

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R O M A N T I C E X P L O R AT I O N S

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BLOOM

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OH, HONEYBEE

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L O V E LY & L U M I N I O U S

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Romantic gowns by Claire La Faye

Solitude in the vastness of nature

A vintage Victorian garden par ty

A whimsical sweet wedding

A classical wedding in har mony LOVE IN THE CITY

A rooftop wedding in the city SWEET AS PIE

Organic elegance for a backyard wedding TEA TIME WITH THE LADIES

Glamorous tea for your girls

IMAGE CREDIT ELIZABETH MESSINA

R E A L W EDD INGS

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LOV E K N OWS N O D I S TA N C E

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SEVEN BLESSINGS

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SHANGHAI KISS

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A classic wedding for long distance lovers

An elegant Jewish wedding

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FR OM T HE E XPE R TS

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BEING YOURSELF

Infusing your personality in your wedding

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C H AV I A N O C O U T U R E

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W E D D I N G G OW N T R E N DS

The creative process of a gown designer

Hot style trends by Ever thine Bridal Boutique

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I N T I M AT E M O M E N T S

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THE FINISHING TOUCH

Ideas to make your wedding intimate

Sweet intricate details by Twigs & Honey

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HAIR & MAKEUP

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HEART TO HEART MOMENTS

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W E D D I N G H E A LT H Y

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Beauty tips for long and shor t hair brides

Ideas and tips from wedding bloggers

From the exper ts of Toned Up! PHOTOBOOTH TIPS

Fun ideas for your photobooth moments

LIFE E V E R A FT E R

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HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

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HO NEYMO O N: SEC RET D EST I N ATI ON S

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TA B LE FO R TWO

A cozy get-together at your first home

Alter native spin on popular spots

An intimate tablescape for two

A destination wedding in Shanghai H E A R T F E LT & H A N D M A D E

An offbeat wedding that breaks tradition

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S T Y L E & I N S P I R AT I O N

ISLE O F YO U R S PHOTOGPRAPH S BY PAULA O'HARA ART DIRECTION, DESIGN & STYLING BY ALISE TAGGART

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S T Y L E & I N S P I R AT I O N

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Center 7 Stage PHOTOGRAPHS BY

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jen huang

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Š S M I T T E N O N PA P E R

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REAL WEDDING

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LOV E KNOW S NO DISTANCE WILLIAMSBURG, VA

p h oto g ra p h s by L AU R A G O R DO N #HEART to HEART

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Their band Trademark was their best investment, keeping the reception fun and alive, involving the guests in the celebration.

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REAL WEDDING

what I love about this wedding:

Their bridal party consisted of 11 groomsmen and 7 bridesmaids!

RESOURCES PLANNER/EVENT DESIGN LK Events & Design, PHOTOGRAPHER Laura Gordon, DRESS Vera Wang, Nitsa's Charlotte, VEIL Kleinfeld’s, BRIDESMAID DRESSES Amsale, Nitsa's Charlotte, TUX AND DINNER JACKET Jos A Banks, FLOWERS Events in Bloom, RECEPTION VENUE The Williamsburg Inn, COCKTAIL HOUR VENUE The sunken garden at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller House, HAIR Ashley McGhee, Bubbles Salon, Williamsburg, CALLIGRAPHY Elizabeth Porcher Jones, ENGRAVED INVITATIONS Reaves Engraving, PRINT MATERIALS Southern Fried Paper, BAND Trademark

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GOWN GALLERY

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A cut from above PHOTOGRAPHS BY WEDDING GOWNS BY

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jon duenas claire la faye

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photographs by JOSE VILLA

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P H OTO G R A P H B Y B E L AT H É E

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©2013 Miss Wyolene


TO H AV E , TO H O L D, TO H E L P

chaviano couture W PHOTOGRAPHER Kelly Sauer

edding gowns are madeby-design to evoke an experience of love. It's a familiar one-of-a-kind feeling not unlike falling in love with her one-of-akind groom. From the first pen stroke of a sketch to the selection of fabrics and lace; the detail work and embroidery to the last stitch of a button, much love and attention to detail goes into the design of a gown. Romantic and ethereal, the gowns featured in these images are representative of the craftwork involved in creating a tangible glimpse of love; the perfect inspiration for the bride. This shoot conceptualizes a a behindthe-scenes look at the creative process of wedding gown designer Annette Thurmon of Chaviano Couture.

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OH, HONEYBEE photographs by IZZIE RAE styled & designed by PEARL & GODIVA

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Kurt Boomer Sweet Emilia Jane Be Inspired PR

PHOTOGRAPHS BY

DESIGN & STYLED BY PRODUCED BY

IN THE CITY

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busy and bustling city can be a challenging place for a wedding, but when you find a secluded rooftop away from all the noise, it can be quite the charming backdrop for your intimate occasion. Natural elements like fresh florals and wood furniture and accents will make this urban event feel warm and inviting. When the sun has set, light the area with hanging edison lights and lots of candles, so you can celebrate into the night and enjoy the city after dark.

my favorite ideas:

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T

he 2014 Twigs & Honey collection by Myra Callan focuses on intricate

details and fine materials. This season, the collection was inspired to scale things down with tiny beads, petite rhinestones, and sweet charms. There’s a touch of sparkle, but not too much. Versatility and wearability. A certain lightness has been consuming her thoughts and emotions from the last year and having pieces that reflect that was key. Romantic yet ghostly, structured with a sense of fragility - concepts represented in the line. The 2014 collection with its flexible and lightweight hair vines, wired soft blossoms and minimally adorned tulle veils, is all about the charm in the details.

p h o t o g r a p h s by E L I Z A B E T H M E S S I N A

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HEARTFELT & HANDMADE SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Haley and Gabriel met through a Craigslist personal ad that Haley posted. She wasn’t expecting an eloquent, witty, and intelligent response to her rambling and vague post, so she was quite excited and shocked. After exchanging a few more emails, they met up for a low-key date that involved a cocktail, nachos, and a lot of laughter.

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FOUND

HOME IS WHERE

THE HEART IS

photographs by STUDIO EMP

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LIFE EVER AFTER

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RESOURCES PHOTOGRAPHER Studio EMP RENTALS & STYLING Found Vintage Rentals VENUE The Loft On Pine CUSTOM COCKTAILS Pharmacie CATERING Room Forty FLORAL DESIGN Inviting Occasion GLASSWARE & FLATWARE Casa de Perrin DESSERTS Brown Bear Eats

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P H OTO G R A P H B Y T H E L O N G H AU L

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TABLE FOR TWO Photographs by Heather Payne Photography | Floral Design & Styling by Kelly Perry of Philosophy Flowers | Farm Table by The Upper Barn

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