Kelli + Daniel | Ersa Atelier Real Wedding From Pierce Lifestyle Photography

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These amazing nuptials will stop. you. in. your. tracks. Held in the groom’s native Mexico, this Frida Kahlo inspired garden wedding is simply gorgeous. The vibrant color, rich textures and lush florals are like nothing you’ve ever seen.  

We love how the bride and groom met in middle school and connected when the timing was right. And how they crafted a wedding that suited their personal style and celebrated this important step in their relationship.

Take a peek at this stunning wedding…but don’t blame us if you spend hours looking at the prettiness.

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Kelli’s Wedding Dress Search
Although I probably tried on about 15 dresses, the one I chose was the first one I saw. Something about the subtle polka dot lace really made the dress feel so romantic and classic, which is exactly the look I was going for.

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How She Felt In Her Ersa Atelier Gown
Classic, Romantic, Regal

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Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Dress
Although I would love to keep it because of its sentimental value , I know what an amazing experience it was finding the dress I loved and I hope someone else can fall in love with it like I did!

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Credits
Wedding Dress: Ersa Atelier CassandraPhotography: Mariana de Saro, Pierce Lifestyle Photography | Ceremony Venue: Templo San Francisco | Reception Venue: Casa Hyder | Event Planning , Floral Design, & Cake:  Alicia Vilar from San Miguel Weddings

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Anne + Cedric | Monique Lhuillier Real Wedding From Caroline Yoon Photography

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This beautiful Napa wedding is just brimming with elegant style.  Every detail is so utterly in keeping with the wedding’s ethereal and romantic aesthetic that you can’t help but be inspired.  The bride’s Chantilly lace embroidered Monique Lhuillier Candice was so beyond perfect for the affair that it’s no wonder that when she first spotted it, she knew instantly it would be her gown.

Anne + Cedric | February 2, 2016 | Napa California

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The Ceremony
We got married on the Lommel Lawn at Calistoga Ranch. The lawn overlooks their beautiful lake and it is nestled between lush rolling hills. The backdrop couldn’t have been any more stunning. We got married in February so we were worried about rain but we really lucked out. The clouds were moody grey and puffy so it was great for the photos. As we were saying our vows the clouds broke and rays of light shone down on us. It was such a transcendental moment. 

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The Reception
The reception took place in Calistoga Ranch’s wine cave. I wanted our reception to feel intimate and romantic with tons of candles. The cave was perfect-it was glowing. We had two long kings’ tables with candles and perfectly overgrown flowers lining the tables. We had vines cascading from the large iron chandeliers and olive sprigs at each setting. I wanted to make it feel as if you were in the South of France having a lovely dinner party. 

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Anne’s Wedding Dress Search
I probably tried on about 30-45 dresses.  I was very specific about what I wanted. It needed to be timeless, romantic, and look as beautiful in person as it did in photos. When I saw my dress for the first time I saw it online and I said “that’s my dress!” I knew it from the instant I saw it. Once I tried it on it was more than what I had imagined. My dress has 4 layers which gives it such incredible depth. There are hand sewn pearls and sequins that give it the drama and romanticism that I wanted. It was the dress of my dreams. 

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How She Felt In Her Monique Lhuillier Candice
Classic, romantic and joyful

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Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Dress
It would make me sad to keep such a beautiful dress tucked away in my closet. I would love to give another bride the opportunity to wear this dress and make her feel as special as I did on my day. This dress was so special to me and I hope it finds a wonderful bride! 

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Credits

Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier Candice | Photography: Caroline Yoon  | Venue: Calistoga Ranch  | Event Planning: Aliya Piotrokowski through Calistoga Ranch  | Floral Design: Kelly Lenard  | Cake: Kara’s Cupcakes Napa 

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Adorable Ways to Include Your Pup at Your Wedding

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There’s a reason dogs are called man’s best friend.  Loyal, loving, fun, it’s natural to want our faithful companions to be a part of something as special as our wedding. If you’re considering including your pooch in your big day, here are some big, small and super adorable ways to do it.

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Save the Date
Personalize your save the date or wedding announcement  by having your canine pal carry a sign with the good news. Photo + Sign: The Ritzy Rose

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Invitations
Or work your furry friend into the wedding invitations or RSVP card like this couple did with their French bulldog. Photo + Design: And Here We Are

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Getting ready photos
As you are dressing, be sure to have your puppy pop in for a photo opp! (Or maybe even a first look?) Photo: Katie Shuler

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Dressed to the nines
Outfit your dog in the perfect wedding day look which may include a tuxedo, a top hat or tutu. But if you’re having a destination wedding, why not a Hawaiian shirt or a tiny Elvis jumpsuit, like this Chinese crested wore for his humans’ wedding in Las Vegas? Photos: Meg Ruth

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Aisle escort
Have a bridal party member — ring bearers, bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls are all great choices — escort your puppy down the aisle. Decked out in a festive floral collar or leash, they’re sure to look the part. Top photo: KT Merry; Bottom Photos: Diana M Lott

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Ring bearer
Put your fuzzy friend to work by carrying the wedding rings on pillow strapped to Fido’s back or tied to the collar or a special sign, as above. Totally adorable. Photo: Carmen Santorelli

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Sign bearer
Signal to the the guests it’s time to get ready by sending a note via a very special messenger. Photo: Leila Brewster

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Grooms gift
Incorporate your loved one by gifting a custom pair of cufflinks to your groom. Boxer cufflinks: Braybrook

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Bridal escort
Instead of having a family member escort you down the aisle, have your dog accompany you. Photo: David Newkirk

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Stand guard during vows
Even if your little pooch couldn’t handle walking the aisle, you can always make sure they attend the wedding and keep careful watch over the vows. Photo: Kelsey Combe

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Bridal portraits
If you do include your dog, be sure to have them pose for a few post-ceremony bridal photos. They are sure to become a cherished memory. Top photo: KT Merry; Bottom photos: Jose Villa

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Wedding favors
Whether you go with dog-themed people treats or treats for guests with dogs at home, favors are a wonderful place to get whimsical and include your dog. Left photo: Taylor Lord; Right photo: Amalie Orrange

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Cake topper
Customize your cake topper to include your best friend and you have an instant keepsake. Photo: Joyelle West, Cake topper: Concarta Studio

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Table seating chart
Chalkboard seating chart or traditional escort cards, both of these examples incorporate names of dogs instead of wedding table numbers. Photo: Love Me Sailor; Bottom: Caroline Tran

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Cocktail Napkins
Cute, fun and totally customized. Just how wedding cocktail napkins should be. Photo: Cassidy Carson

 

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Senani + Nathan | Lazaro Real Wedding From Eva Sica

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We love this delightful destination wedding.  At a rustic Mexican villa with 50 of their closest family and friends, Senani and Nathan became husband and wife. We love their radiant smiles at the oceanside vows.  And how the family style reception tables kept the night warm and intimate.  The bride’s magical Lazaro gown is amazing and was the perfect gown for this pretty event.  And now it’s waiting for another bride to love it again.

Senani + Nathan | June 25, 2016 | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 

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Senani’s Wedding Dress Search
As soon as I saw it, I knew it was the one! I didn’t want white. I was looking for champagne and found this dress which was such a gorgeous color against my skin tone., I also wanted it to look different and unique, with  a bit of sparkle but not too much, sweetheart strapless neck and trumpet style not mermaid with a full bottom skirt.

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How She Felt In Her Lazaro Wedding Dress
Beautiful, Sexy Princess

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Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Gown
I want another bride to feel the same way as I did! The color is so unique and it’s beautiful, elegant and a little sexy all at the same time. I received so many compliments not just from the guests at my wedding but from others that were there on the beach as well as other customers that were at the alterations place. 

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Credits
Wedding Dress: Lazaro | Photography: Eva Sica  | Reception Venue – Villa Celeste in Concha Chinas | Event Planning:  Eva and Michael  | Cake:  Pie In the Sky | Rentals: Puerto Vallarta Wed | Catering: Chef Sandoval

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