I feel like it’s been a minute since I’ve featured a real wedding, so I’m thrilled to be able to bring you a totally gorgeous one today!
When an event planner gets married, you know it’s going to be seriously amazing, and Marisa and Brian’s wedding was no exception. Marisa, owner of Sonoma-based So Eventful, always dreamed of having her wedding on the property she grew up on, so when she and Brian tied the knot, that’s just where it happened…and the day was complete with ultra glam details including chandeliers (my fave)! Take a look…
On our Facebook page, we listen to what types of posts you like, and Real Weddings tend to always come out on top…especially rustic and/or vintage ones. So for those of you who love that sort of thing (who doesn’t?), you’re in for a treat, because today’s Real Wedding is both rustic and vintage and seriously amazing!
Jillian and Jamie were married last year at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie, New York. The affair, as Jillian describes it was “macaroni and cheese meets champagne” – love that! — which essentially means elegant yet cozy. Since Jillian and Jamie had lived apart from each other first while she was in grad school and then while he was deployed overseas, their wedding was about coming home to each other. Talk about a sweet story!
It was also about using amazing found vintage items and turning them into a wedding full of DIY goodness, but enough talking. On to the eye candy…
Today, I’m highlighting one of my favorite color combinations: yellow and grey! This modern color palette makes a wedding instantly chic by combining a subtle earth tone with bright pops of color. With spring just around the corner, this trend will be one to watch throughout wedding season.
Here are some of my favorite examples from Pinterest of how to add yellow and grey elements to your wedding or event:
Ya know how sometimes you read about a real wedding and it sounds so cool and fun that you wish you were there? That’s how I felt when I heard about Malissa & Brian’s wedding weekend…that’s right, I said weekend.
The bridal party completely took over the Kenwood Inn and Spa in Sonoma Wine Country for their wedding weekend, which included a Roaring 20′s-themed rehearsal dinner (where everyone came in full costume) on Friday night, a pre-wedding pool party which lasted until just 30 minutes prior to Malissa and Brian making their way down the aisle on Saturday, a more traditional ceremony early Saturday evening, finally followed by a candlelit dinner by the pool and dancing into the wee hours.
I’m pretty excited about today’s Real Wedding feature, as this is a wedding I actually had the pleasure of attending! Franny and I work together at Pyxl, so I’ve known her and Joe for a little while, and it’s completely obvious from the moment you meet the two of them how absolutely in love they are.
Their wedding took place back in chilly February at Cornerstone Church of Knoxville, and the whole thing was full of DIY, right down to the amazingly delicious food! Franny and Joe are both really active in their church, and it amazed me how the whole church pulled together to pitch in on the whole event. They barely had to hire any vendors (I’m jealous)! In addition, Franny’s a graphic designer, so her taste and style was evident in all the little decor details. Enjoy…
I love how their bridal party didn’t completely match, and they all got to show off their unique style.
Franny & Joe’s groomsmen surprised them (and everyone) after their kiss with some scores :-P
Michael and I had a blast at Franny & Joe’s wedding! Thanks for sharing your big day with us, guys!
Today’s post is a guest post from Lizzie Smithson, who runs the blog Lizzie & Isiaih’s $10,000 Wedding. If you can’t tell by the title, Lizzie and her hubby-to-be are planning a Chicago wedding for just $10,000 — which basically makes her a perfect fit to guest blog for The Plunge Project and a blogger to definitely add to your reader if you’re planning a wedding on-budget.
And now, to the post…
I haven’t been the biggest fan of color-boards so far…funny how inspiration strikes sometimes. Nature is really the greatest color-board, and no, I’m no granola, burlap-sac wearing green-body (thanks for being one for me, whoever you are). My personal philosophy regarding color palettes: It’s not the most fun part of planning, but has to be done because a comfortable palette sets the vibe of your wedding.
For your inspiration:
1. Perfect for a chic-garden wedding (the flower and the palette):
2. Soft, vintage feel for the spring/summer bride:
3. For your indie-festive wedding with that touch of grey for the guys: