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Nick and Allie’s wedding at the Highland Springs resort was a festive celebration with lots of handmade touches and Italian inspiration. The couple knew a wedding in Italy wouldn’t be possible if they wanted all their friends and family to join them, so they brought Tuscany to California.

From the bride, Allie: “Nick and I had been together almost over 7 years before we got married. We basically grew up together and developed many of our friends together as a couple rather than individuals. Our wedding very much reflected that, as everyone who came to our wedding was “OUR” friend, not “mine” or “yours.” It made the wedding that much more enjoyable for us and for them.

Our inspiration for this wedding came from taking that idea and celebrating with them not just them celebrating for us. Music, food, dancing, and togetherness was what was most important. We wanted something outdoors and rustic — so we could sing and dance and be as loud as we wanted, and finding a venue that could have such beautiful surroundings but easily handle a large group of people was our ultimate goal.”

Thank you One Eleven Photography for sharing!

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“My mother and I spent days hand marinating our own olives, which we served on brown wax paper in terra-cotta pots.  We had a family-style Italian feast within the beautiful olive groves at sunset, all of our friends and family eating together classic Italian dishes like fresh olive bread, arancini, pastas, vegetable lasagna, chicken parmesan, roasted vegetables and pistachios from Nick’s parent’s orchard.”

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“We had a beautiful cake, but my favorite and most important dessert was my pyramid of glazed Krispy Kreme donuts. This is something I had always dreamed of having as a kid and no one was going to stop me. Nick built this wooden contraption to hold up the donuts and it was spectacular.”

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Reception Venue: Highland Springs Resort | Photographer: One Eleven Photography | Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Rachel Graves of Summer Camp | Hair: Steph Beauty | Flowers & Decor: Twig and Twine | DJ: Skyline Entertainment | Bride’s Dress: Wtoo Brides by Watters | Groom’s Attire: Suitsupply | Makeup Artist: Carolyna Robezzoli | Invitation Artwork: Diana Clarizio | Invitation Paper: Paper Source | Invitation Printing: Grow Your Own Media

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by Maggie
10.08.14

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This bride and groom found each other by chance, and years later after a sometimes long distance relationship, they married in a beautiful winter ceremony at Magnolia Plantation. The bride, Emma, wore a sweet strapless dress in the palest pink and accented it with a pearl belt and a cream bolero jacket covered in ruffled rosettes.

Evergreen, gold sparkles, and brilliant red accents gave their late December wedding warmth and cheer. What a gorgeous wedding day captured by Jeanne Mitchum Photography.

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Reception Venue: Magnolia Plantation | Flowers & Decor: Creech's Florist | Hairstylist: Paper Dolls Wedding Hair and Makeup | Photographer: Jeanne Mitchum Photography

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You might have noticed, it’s not everyday we spotlight bridal collections. But the new 2015 Collection by Truvelle had us picking up our jaws and start planning what excuse we could possibly come up with in order to wear one of these gowns!  Also, Happy 1 year Anniversary Truvelle… bravo.

Designer Gaby Bayona shares:  Truvelle is keeping up with our effortless, refined aesthetics and have added a few fresh elements in the 2015 line. Unexpected sparkle, and experimentation with lace are a few things to look forward to. All dresses are produced in studio.

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Photographer: Blush Wedding Photography | Gowns: Truvelle | Floral Design: Greensteams | Hair & Makeup: Jayna Marie | Jewelry: Tilly Doro | Calligraphy: Fox and Flourish

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Old Hollywood Wedding

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Angela and Travis married surrounded by the Los Angeles skyline in Maguire Gardens. Their wedding was filled with timeless, old Hollywood glamor and style. This bridal party could have walked right out of the 1920′s in striking emerald green bridesmaid dresses and clean charcoal suits. Gina & Ryan Photography summed up the ambiance of this [...]

Mountain Wildflower Shoot

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The Colorado mountains have proved themselves a stunning backdrop in this Wildflower shoot. Lush sunlight paired with floral crowns by Urban Bouquets and wildflowers give us bohemian perfection. Photographer: Shalynne Imaging Photography | Floral Design: Urban Bouquets | Makeup Artist: Salon Joa | Dress: Free People | Jewelry: Francesca’s