Move over blush pink, this bright shade’s got something to say. Bright, fun and bold, hot pink wedding flowers make an eye-catching statement. Look to flowers such as bougainvillea, roses, orchids and dahlias for the perfect pink and look here for some serious bouquet inspiration.
Not only was this arrangement locally sourced near the wedding site, the soft array of peonies and feathery ferns is the ultimate in feminine bouquets. Photo: Jarusha Brown, Floral Design: Trincomali Farms
This pretty wedding will definitely make you smile. Kamani and Jim treated their guests to a memorable destination wedding in beautiful Nice, France. The indulgent and amazing week was capped with their intimate ceremony at a gorgeous chateau. Completing the fairy tale story is Kamani’s dress search which is as romantic and perfect as the entire event. Enjoy!
Kamani + Jim | June 23, 2016 | Nice, France
The Ceremony Our ceremony was officiated by a local Scottish pastor dressed in authentic Scottish kilt attire. It took place on the terrace of a French chateau turned winery and is inspiration to Coco Chanel’s renowned logo. Perched atop a French mountainside, our 50 guests had sweeping views of the French Riviera. Guests who traveled from all over the US and UK were spoiled to a weeklong schedule of events that included coastal day trips to Monaco in a champagne laced limo bus and Champagne brunch in a private garden in the famous Villa de Ephrussi de Rothschild. The event has since been dubbed by our guests as “The Best Wedding Ever”.
The Reception Our garden cocktail reception featured a live cooking show of foie gras and fresh sushi, paired with local French Rose champagne and a buffet of French cheeses. Our guests toured the wine cellars and vineyards while being served hors d’oeuvres and overlooking the pink & gold sunset over the Mediterranean Sea. Our dinner reception in the Salon Antoine Mari was fitting of the ‘Marie Antoinette’ vintage theme and featured local Nicoise infused aperitifs and cuisine. The vineyard’s recent production of Chateau de Cremat red, white and rose wines decorated the candlelit tables. The lavender laced wedding cake and French pastries complimented the entire French Riviera wedding experience where I danced in my red bottoms until 3am.
Kamani’s Wedding Dress Search I traveled to Washington DC with my bridesmaid to attend a trunk show for Hayley Paige. I tried on 6 different designs and although they were beautiful and within my budget, it just didn’t feel perfect. Then I made an appointment for a local bridal store in Fort Lauderdale where I tried on 3 Sophia Tolli dresses and was very keen on 1 particular design but I was stuck on Hayley Paige. So I made another appointment for another bridal store in Boca Raton and tried on 3 more Hayley Paige designs, not completely pleased with any. There happened to be a rose champagne color dress featured on mannequin that my bridesmaids and I complimented every time we walked past, but it was not the whimsical look I was going for. It was more of a ball gown and my maid of honor reminded me that I was getting married in a French castle so why shouldn’t I look like a princess. So I tried on the Romona Keveza Spring 2016 design it felt so much lighter and fit perfectly. When I came out of the fitting room, it brought my guests to tears and I looked in the mirror and knew at the moment, I found THE dress! I didn’t choose the dress. It chose me! It was waiting for me the whole time and it absolutely made me feel like royalty.
How She Felt In Her Romona Keveza Regal, Glamorous and Skinny LOL
Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Gown I looked for a used wedding dress for this design and because it’s from her Spring 2016 collection, I couldn’t find any. I know someone looking to feel like a skinny princess on her wedding day will appreciate a newly released design that was well altered and enjoyed! (That and we need to pay off a huge wedding & honeymoon debt!)
Your wedding day will always be about you and your groom. But as any bride will tell you, her girls are also an incredibly important and meaningful part of the day. After all, bridesmaids are the girlfriends who have always been there for you. And who always will be.
Be sure to ask your photographer to capture some special moments with your most special girlfriends. They’re likely to be among your most favorite wedding pictures and memories of the day.
Celebrate With Champagne
Gotta catch that incredible action shot of popping the bubbly! Photo: Clane Gessel
Sharing A Toast
Clinking flutes while wearing matching robes makes for a perfectly pretty moment in time. Photo: Nick Ray
Moments with your husband-to-be or dad are gorgeous captured in a photo, but how about when your bridesmaids see you for the first time? Unforgettable excitement! Photo: Sam Stroud
Buttoning Up Getting ready shots are always a good option, from the buttons or belt… Photo: Laura and Donny Pedrino
Adjusting Your Veil
…to the airy veil sitting just right. Photo: D-Image Plus
Final Fussing A bird’s eye shot from above as the finishing touches are applied is stunning. Photo: Polo Pompa Fotografia
Checking Out The Bling Reaction shots are priceless, from first looks to a peek at the wedding jewelry. Photo: Matt Steves
Slipping On Shoes The ladies helping with accessories such as necklaces or shoes get a sense of getting ready. Photo: Dan O’Day
Moment Of Reflection
Capture a quiet prayer, blessing or thank you together. Photo: Jessica Burke
Hind + Tess | October 8, 2015 | Merion, Pennsylvania
Today’s beautiful bride, Hind, is Muslim and Arab. Following tradition, her wedding to Tess was held months before the reception celebration.They were married at the groom’s house with only family and close friends in attendance.Then, as a married couple, planned their wedding celebration.
And what a celebration it was!Their grand event was held at castle like venue befitting their royal theme. Gold decor, beautiful tables and sumptuous food made it an affair to remember.It’s no wonder Hind knew her dress the moment she tried it on, her stunning Maggie Sottero Hannah was the perfect choice for this stately event.
The Reception It was a formal event with a royal theme, as the venue looked like a gothic castle. There were lots of gold and rustic feels. The wedding was almost entirely DIY and the reception including traditional dancing, sword cutting the cake, farewell wave from balcony and a sparkler exit.
Hind’s Wedding Dress Search I tried on about 10 dresses before I put on my final dress, Which I chose. I chose my dress because it was the closest dress to what I had originally envisioned. It was not pure white, it was a dramatic A-line/Ball gown, and had gorgeous detailing. All the other dresses, despite being cheaper than my dress, were all missing at least one of the things I had envisioned. I fell in love with my dress as soon as I put it on.
How She Felt In Her Maggie Sottero Gown Royal, Beautiful, and Elegant
Why She’s Selling Her Wedding Dress I will never wear my wedding dress again. It is amazing and every time I look at it again it takes my breath away. But I will never wear it again. And I spent a lot of money on it. I would like to get some return and let someone else feel and look beautiful as well.