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Real Wedding | Leah & Andrew

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Journal | 0 comments

Real Wedding | Leah & Andrew

  Bride’s Name: Leah Fitzpatrick Groom’s Name: Andrew Lucas Wedding date: June 21, 2014 Wedding location: Pelican Hill Resort – Newport Coast, CA Bridal Gown Style: Amalia from The White Dress, Corona Del Mar, CA Shoes: Badgley Mischka Veil Designer: Renee Pawele Groom’s attire: Joseph A Banks. The ties were by Michael Kors Bridesmaids Designer: The Dessy Group How/when/where did you first meet? It was Labor Day weekend of September 2011. At the infamous Whaler in Venice Beach, Leah met Andrew’s good friend Lance (Andrew was not there!), who told Leah “you should meet my good friend Andrew.” Lance simply said he thought they’d like each other, and while Leah thought it was a bit odd, she gave Lance her number as Lance wanted to set her and Andrew up. A few weeks later, Leah got a text from Lance asking her to meet him & Andrew out in Venice. Curiosity got the best of Leah, so she grabbed her girlfriends and off she went to meet her future husband! How/when/where did the proposal happen? When Andrew & Leah found out Les Miserable was stopping in Vegas for the first time, they were off to Sin City for double the fun!:) Leah loves theater and they both equally love Vegas, so they were excited for this trip. Andrew likes to “cruise the strip” during the day, while Leah enjoys playing her favorite game, Blackjack. On the day of Les Mis, Andrew kept insisting they get ready extra early for their 8 PM show so they could take pictures together by the Bellagio fountain beforehand. Leah thought that was a sweet idea, but after just exclaiming “this is the most fun I’ve ever had!”, she couldn’t figure out why Andrew was dragging her away from her poolside, sun-drenched Blackjack table at 3 PM (with a live 80’s band)! Little did she know, Andrew planned to get down on one knee before the show in front of the beautiful Vegas landmark. Describe the ceremony, what made it unique/special? Everyone we care about was there and a part of the best day of our lives.J  Our vows were traditional but we also each handwrote pieces, which was special and heartfelt. Angelica Strings played the beautiful Canon in D as I walked down the aisle. We had a reading at our ceremony from my favorite musical, Les Miserables. Also, our friend (my bridesmaid’s husband) is a musician and played one of our favorite songs, Van Morrison’s “Crazy Love,” during the ceremony. Why did you choose your wedding venue? Pelican Hill is breathtaking – a beautiful resort with an understated elegance. I loved the lush landscape with the ocean in the background. I am from the East coast and miss the greenery from the garden state, and we are also beach people, so Pelican Hill was perfect. How many guests? 180 What was the vision for your wedding, the style/color/scheme?  Romantic, Tuscany, whimsical, classic, enchanting, old-world, understated elegance, European, lush greenery. We had recently been to Europe together and loved Italy. Our invitations were old world and tea stained, and I carried the theme through to the flowers. We wanted the lush greenery to continue into the bouquets and flowers – the rotunda, chandeliers, olive branches with the menus and on the reception table...

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Angel Rivera Bride 2015 | Soliloquy Bridal Trunk Show

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Journal | 0 comments

Angel Rivera Bride 2015 | Soliloquy Bridal Trunk Show

  Don’t miss your chance to preview Angel’s Fall 2015 Collection at a special trunk show at Soliloquy Bridal Couture. The gowns will be available from Thursday, January 15th through Sunday January 18th at the salon located at 754 Elden St, Herndon, VA. Call now to schedule your appointment 571-449-2580.   A little about Soliloquy Bridal   Soliloquy Bridal Couture opened in November 2011 to offer a luxury bridal shopping experience in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. Area. The past 3 years have been fabulous. We have met so many amazing brides and their families who have entrusted us with one of the most important choices of the wedding.   Owner Miriam and her staff love to provide a respite for brides during their hectic days of wedding planning. So many have told her that they look forward to coming to the boutique each time they return. Miriam says, “Our environment is intimate, loving and peaceful. We operate by appointment only so that each bride receives the time and attention she deserves”.   We have a staff that includes 5 bridal consultants and 3 alterations specialists. We even employ a social media director to ensure that our message reaches the beautiful brides that will love our designers. Our designs are carefully curated to ensure that we are responding to diverse styles and desires of today’s brides and even to those who are brides-again.   We are beyond excited about Angel Rivera! His designs are exquisite showstoppers. Whenever we place one of his gowns in our boutique display window, we love seeing the passers-by stop in their tracks to admire and discuss the design and detail.   Soliloquy Bridal is located in historic downtown Herndon, Virginia – just five minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport and 17 miles west of Washington,...

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Real Weddings | Sarah & Geoff

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Journal | 0 comments

Real Weddings | Sarah & Geoff

  Bride: Sarah Flynn Spouse’s Name: Geoff Horvath Gown Style: Nancy   Boutique: A Little Something White, Darien, Connecticut Wedding Date: October 11, 2014 Ceremony Location: Pequot Chapel, New London, Connecticut Reception Location: Essex Steam Train, and The Lace Factory – Deep River, Connecticut   Jewelry: Vintage | Shoes: Anne Klein   Invitation by: Jamison Shaw of B Squared   Bridesmaids Gowns: Adrianna Papell – Nordstrom   Floral Designer: Allison Sloane of Ashleigh’s Garden   Menu, Place Cards, Calligraphy, and Favor Tags were all hand made by the bride Sarah   Catering and Cake by Cloud Nine Catering   A special Thank You to Melissa and Lindsay Buckley for their amazing photography of Melissa Kruse...

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