Blush by Hayley Paige
Winter Park, FL, United States
We met in high school but did not date until after college. We remained friends and started officially dating after we rung in the NY on Beale Street in Memphis, TN. We immediately became each other’s soulmates and knew we were determined to be together forever. At the time, I was in Tallahassee finishing up my degree at Florida State University while Joey was living in Memphis starting his career. We both then reached a new beginning in our careers and headed to Orlando, FL where we now call home. He proposed in the privacy of our own home during the Christmas holidays of 2011. We married March 2013 at a historic home called Casa Feliz in Winter Park, FL and had the best day of our life!
Kristen Weaver www.kristenweaver.com
I wanted an antique-looking lace dress. My mom came for the weekend and after one exhausting day shopping, I almost gave up. The first dress I tried on the second day was “the one.” I got teary, and even my mom (who had been disagreeing with me) said it was perfect!
For the bridesmaids, I wanted muted colors to represent fall without being too Thanksgivingy. Because Nate and his groomsmen all hate wearing suits, I chose khakis- with a vest for him and suspenders for the guys.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Jenna and Nathan tied the knot on the beautiful beaches of Playa del Carmen. Everything was amazing, including the dress! This dress was the perfect combination of elegant and beach-y.
Aravaggio Photography http://aravaggio.com/
Keith and I met at a mutual friend’s BBQ in the Fall of 2008. He was only supposed to be stopping by to drop something off but when we started chatting he decided to stay all night.
We were married in my childhood church on June 16, 2012. Our reception was held at a family member’s venue, Saunders Farm. It was lovely and casual and we had a ton of fun.
Houston, TX, United States
Matt and I dated for 9 years before getting married. We wanted a classic wedding and while we planned to hold it outdoors nature had other plans. We embraced the pouring rain and had the wedding of our dreams.
Christine wore Jim Hjelm Blush bridal gown style 1000 , Christine’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaid dress style 5100 , style 5105 , style 5013 , style 5054 ,and style 5002 in Tea rose silky taffeta, purchased from Weddings by Debbie in Katy, TX.
Weaverville, NC, United States
Based on a love for the outdoors, our wedding was set in the rolling hills of the western North Carolina mountains. With family and friends gathered on a gorgeous Fall day, we allowed the farm property and natural backdrop to shine in their own right. Minimal touches of organic décor and warm lighting plus DIY accents, such as wrapped mason jars and vintage-inspired signage, rounded out our interpretation of rustic romance and down-home coziness.
Ibiza, AL, Spain
Nathan and I were married on the beautiful island of Ibiza, Spain. Nathan is from New Zealand, I am British and our wedding was a beautiful, romantic combination of British, Maori and Spanish traditions. Friends and family travelled from all over the world to share our special day and enjoy the sun, sea and sangria. I loved my dress! The colour, fit and beautiful lace made me feel like a million dollars.
Gypsy Westwood http://www.gypsywestwood.com/
Warwick, RI, United States
Micah and Whitney met junior year in college 2007 studying abroad in the same program in Sydney Australia. Whitney moved to Rochester, NY and February 3, 2012 they were engaged. Micah proposed to Whitney at The Little Theatre in Rochester, NY. We planned a romantic, beachy-country wedding at Warwick Country Club in Rhode Island for September.
Los Fresnos, TX, United States
We met while working aboard a cruise ship and it was pretty impossible to hide our chemistry. We traveled from the Caribbean through the Mediterranean across to the ancient orient. Charl from Zimbabwe, in Southern Africa and I from Texas, an ocean brought us together but also separated us for months at a time. We knew after two years together and sometimes apart we had met “the one.” We knew nothing mattered unless we were together. Our wedding day was a dream come true and with our closest friends and family we shared the most special day of our lives.
Ruben Cardona http://www.cardonaphoto.com
Columbus, OH, United States
With it being my hometown and where Kevin and I started our story, we wouldn’t have held our vintage wedding anywhere else but Columbus. Our rainy, but-filled-with-good-luck wedding day started at my family’s church and ended with our reception in a historic bank built in the 1920′s. Our day, to us at least, was perfect. Our stained-glass-filled church, our antique reception venue, my timeless all-lace wedding dress and the abundance of love exuded that day from us and from our guests were all essential in creating our perfect memories.
Littleton, CO, United States
Our wedding day was such a beautiful day. We decided to get married in the fall…with the fear of snow…we actually lucked out on weather. It was a beautiful sunny day with lots of wind, which didn’t stop us from having an amazing time! Our guests and wedding party were all so much fun and I couldn’t ever imagine anything better than our wedding day. It was truly a heartfelt wedding with all of our sweat, tears and heart poured into it. It reflected who we were right down to the core.
Cydney wore Jim Hjelm Blush bridal gown style 1061 , purchased from D’Anelli Bridal , in Lakewood, CO
Cydney’s bridesmaids wore Jim Hjelm Occasions bridesmaids dresses style 5063 and style 5104 all in Chocolate Dupioni.
San Diego, CA, United States
Grant and I had been dating for five years when he proposed at Wine Glass Bay in Tazmania, Australia. The day was a dream, from the beautiful backyard, to the magnificent bouquets, everything was even better than I had imagined. The dress was by far the greatest detail. I tried it on once and knew it was the one. We altered the neckline to get the sweetheart look, but even without the alterations the dress was gorgeous. The crochet lace was simple, elegant, and unique, it was everything I ever wanted.
Chatham , MA, United States
After just a year of meeting Paul proposed in Central Park under a secluded tree filled with laughter. We planned an October wedding by our vacation home in Cape Cod. With a 4-month engagement, searching for a dress proved as challenging as finding the right man in Manhattan! My mother and I combed bridal boutiques with frustration. When I finally tried on this gown, I knew it was the perfect party dress. Everyone gushed that it was the most flattering style for me. It truly was the right fit, just like Paul and worth the wait.
Richmond, VA, United States
Trey and I were married in a beautiful church located just steps from our home in Richmond, Va. Every time I’d pass by the church I always dreamed of being married there.
On a sunny day in late September, two of my dreams came true.
Winter Park, FL, United States
It was a gorgeous day. Perfect Florida winter weather greeted our guests and we danced under a harvest moon sky and stars that stretched for miles. Daniel and I poured our heart and soul into the wedding. We wanted our footstep on the earth to be as carbon neutral as possible. We made most of our favors and what was purchased was made by others with their hands and hearts. It was a magical evening, and we loved every minute of it.
Melsisa T Photography http://www.melissatphotography.com/
Atlanta, GA, United States
We were married at King Plow Arts Center on 1/1/11. We chose 1/1/11 as our wedding date because we couldn’t think of a better way to start the New Year – and let me say, it was even more amazing than we imagined. From our first look, to our first kiss, to our first dance….it was nothing short of surreal.