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Intimate Foodie Wine Bar Wedding in Cambridge

This soiree designed by Lauren Wells Events is a wedding that marches to the beat of its own drum. That’s right m’dears, because not only did this Boston duo choose to honor their hospitality connection on their Big Day with a foodie-driven celebration, but they also bucked tradition and married on a Monday. Surrounded by only their nearest and dearest, they enjoyed sabered champagne and s’mores while HENRY + MAC captured it all. Enjoy

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From The Bride…My and Andrew’s relationship began and is forever bound by our work together in the hospitality industry. It felt only right to spend the most important day of our lives at one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Getting married on a Monday surrounded by the dearest of family, friends, AND great food and beverage, complete with sabered champagne to kick off the cocktail hour and smores roasted over an open fire to finish was our idea of the perfect wedding day.

From Lauren Wells EventsColleen and Andrew’s wedding was the most love filled and beautiful day, taking place in one of the couple’s favorite restaurants in Cambridge. The bride is a sommelier, so we played off the wine theme with florals, merlot brush calligraphy, and of course, plenty of wine! The bride even got the party started by brandishing a machete and sabering a magnum – then serving all her guests. Jenna from Love Jenna Calligraphy (and also the sister of the bride) calligraphed on the mirrors and walls, while Anne Robin calligraphed the rest of the beautiful details. Wild Folk created the amazing florals (including the hanging install over the charcuterie), and Henry + Mac captured all the goodness. It was a delicious and joyful celebration.

Photography: HENRY + MAC | Event Design: Lauren Wells Events | Event Planning: Lauren Wells Events | Floral Design: Wild Folk Studio | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Eastern Standard | Calligraphy: Anne Robin Calligraphy | Band: ABeez | Ceremony And Reception: Belly Wine Bar | Dinner: Blue Room | Mirror, Chalkboard, Table Number Calligraphy: Love Jenna Calligraphy

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Sunset Desert Elopement Inspiration

It’s obvious that Kayla Barker has a way with the lens. Such a way that even the High desert look like magic, especially when combined with a crazy talented team of vendors like Bows And Arrows and East Six . It’s an inspiration shoot overflowing with golden light and one gorgeous gown (have you SEEN that embroidered back?!), and the gallery is the perfect place to swoon it all!

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From Kayla Barker Fine Art PhotographyWhat better place to elope than in the white sand of the desert? This elopement inspiration shoot is sunkissed, glowing and incorporates the colors of the desert sunset in the beautiful flowers by Bows & Arrows. A beautiful lace back Claire Pettibone dress adds romance along with the candles in the sand that play off the gorgeous sunset. A simple and intimate table is set in the rolling desert sands with flowing lace and Silk & Willow runner. Wind, lace, sun and romance make up this unique and remote elopement inspiration.

Photography: Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography | Floral Design: Bows And Arrows | Invitations: East Six | Make-Up: Let's Face It Makeup Studio | Diamond Ring: Heidi Gibson | Dress Courtesy Of: The Dress Theory | Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone | Earrings: Kash Crystals | Model: Mattie Steger of Fit is Chic | National Park: Monahans Sandhills | Ribbons & Scarf: Silk & Willow | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Veil & Earrings: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart

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Patterned Wedding Details That Wow

While we’re obviously major fans of all things soft and subtle, we also can’t get resist of a good statement-making pattern. Thanks to all the pretty tucked away in our galleries, we’ve rounded up our favorite examples of pretty prints that will set the stage for your entire wedding day design. Click through and get inspired!

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Fall Lakeside Al Fresco Wedding

I love a wedding that speaks straight to the couple’s personalities, and this California duo made sure to do just that. “It was important that every single element of our wedding felt like “Cyd and Trey,” so keeping true to our taste and style was a theme throughout the planning.” They brought on an A-team including Kathy HigginsTEAM Hair and MakeupElysium Productions + Sylvie Gil, and I say – mission accomplished. More right here in the gallery.

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From The Bride…Trey and I met in Dallas at the bookstore during December of 2008 while we were both in graduate school at SMU. Later that night, I told my roommate (and future bridesmaid) Kelly about the cute guy I met in the bookstore and that I hoped I would see him around again. When grad school started back up in January, it turned out we had a class together and I looked forward to Professor Shaw’s class more than ever. At the end of that semester, Trey asked me out for drinks to celebrate the end of finals… the rest is pretty much history.

We dated for almost five years before we got engaged, so we both knew that we wanted a destination wedding. Trey is from Georgia and I am from Texas, so to us, it just made sense to begin our life together in Napa Valley where we had built so many memories. In fact, one of the first questions I asked him after he proposed at a vineyard in Napa was – can we get married here?? The answer was of course, yes and our planning began almost immediately.

We knew we wanted a romantic garden party in an incredible venue to showcase to our friends and family what we love so much about the Napa Valley. With family and friends traveling across the country to celebrate with us, we wanted to make sure each guest felt loved and had a wonderful time throughout the weekend. That beautiful September weekend started on Thursday with a huge welcome bag (even our planner commented, “Wow, everything really is bigger in Texas!”) that included lots of our favorite treats and information to set the tone for a relaxing weekend in wine country.

It was important that every single element of our wedding felt like “Cyd and Trey”, so keeping true to our taste and style was a theme throughout the planning. The florals created by Polly at Valley Flora in a palette of my favorite colors were lush, romantic and beyond everything I had dreamed of. During cocktail hour, we had a shucker from Hog Island Oyster Co., where Trey and I had shared many dates over the years. Trey carefully sourced every wine we opened for our guests through his friends in wine country and he even bottled his own port with his groomsmen at Turnbull Cellars in lieu of a groom’s cake! We opted for a seated first course and action stations during dinner that incorporated our favorite southern foods. We had shrimp and grits using Trey’s family recipe that Elaine Bell executed to perfection. We also had fried chicken, greens, corn pudding and honey biscuits like my family in Texas makes and then a fresh veggie centric California meal. To this day, our guests are still raving about the food and wine at our wedding!

We were so privileged to work with some of the most talented vendors in the business. Each and every one went above and beyond to create a perfect weekend for us and I am so grateful! Any event is truly only as wonderful as the team you work with and we could not have chosen a better one! The first stop in our planning journey was selecting our lovely planner Kathy Higgins, who led us to our incredible photographer, Sylvie Gil. Aside from being incredibly gifted, Sylvie is just so much fun to work with (and her lovely French accent keeps all the boys in line)! She and her team did a magnificent job capturing our wedding day. Sometimes it is hard to believe that the fairy tale Sylvie Gil and Elysium Productions (our videographer) captured was actually our wedding! My advice to all the brides out there is to soak up and enjoy every single moment of the planning process with those who love you most and when the weekend of the wedding rolls around, the only people you should worry about making happy is you and your groom! Everyone else will figure it out!

Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography | Videography: Elysium Productions | Planner : Kathy Higgins | Cake: Perfect Endings | Bride's shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Catering: Elaine Bell Catering | Hair and Make Up: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Calligraphy : Tara Jones | Lighting : Illusions Lighting | Groom's shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | Groomsmen's Attire: Jos A Banks | Ceremony Music: Eloquence String Quartet | Venue: Black Swan Lake | Bride's gown : Vera Wang | Florals: Valley Flora | Grooms' suits: Custom Men | Linens: La Tavola | Paper Goods: Chips and Salsa Designs | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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