SEA GREEN

Irish Green
Sometimes adding a bit of a pastel or a clear and light color can add boldness.  Check out the flower girls above and the lovely sea foam green sash above . . . stunning.  These are beautiful touches for summer, all the shades of green reminding us just how close to nature we always are. . . .Thank you Mi Amor over at Style Circle on SMP for one of the most inspiring board I've ever seen . . .
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Tulet Winner!

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Real Wedding ~ Allison and Hunter

We love the design of this fresh, breezy wedding at Carillon Beach, FL photographed by the lovely ladies of VUE Photography. Allison and Hunter's event was created in a palette of all white with accents of green and neutrals and a few striking details in brilliant fuchsia - most notably the bridesmaids' bold cocktail dresses paired with perfectly matching bouquets of ranunculus created by Events by Nouveau Flowers. Allison wore a feminine lace gown with a white blossom tucked behind her ear, a glittering pair of teardrop earrings and vivid fuchsia peep-toe pumps. Hunter and his groomsmen wore classic black tuxedos with boutonnieres made from a single white blossom. The ceremony was held at The Meeting House chapel, an all white venue with gleaming hardwood floors. Guests were seated in chairs wrapped in white envelope-tied linens as Allison carried a full bouquet of white ranunculus down the aisle. She and Hunter spoke their vows beneath a dramatic swag of green and white hydrangea topped by sprays of delicate twigs.

The reception was held in a clear tent draped with billowing white fabric sheers on the sides, leaving the ceiling with open views of the night sky. Crystal and brass chandeliers were hung along the center of the tent and over the wedding cake created by Confections on the Coast, featuring pin dot piping and a topper of white sugar flowers. Guest tables were dressed in a mixture of pale gray blue textured or pintucked linens and set with deep brown chivari chairs. Centerpieces were created using gathered white flowers and greenery in a variety of clear glass vessels. An eclectic mix of antique furniture pieces formed a quaint lounge area for guests on the lawn accented by warm candlelight. For more images and details from Allison and Hunter's Florida wedding, visit the VUE Photography blog!

Credits:
Photography:
VUE Photography. Ceremony and Reception: Carillon Weddings. Flowers and Decor: Events by Nouveau Flowers. Cake: Confections on the Coast. Caterer: Townsend Catering.






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INSPIRATION FRIDAY


The Dahlia you brought to our isle

Your praises for ever shall speak:

Mid gardens as sweet as your smile,

And colour as bright as your cheek.

--Sir Godfrey Webster --
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How Do We Thank Thee...

Here at Weddings Unveiled and Completely Unveiled, Thursdays have long been known as Thankful Thursday, a day when we create a special post to thank our many thousands of readers, followers, fans and subscribers along with our good friends and fellow wedding professionals! Thanks so much to those of you in the blogosphere who blogged or featured Weddings Unveiled or Completely Unveiled this past week on your blogs. Thanks also to all our Twitter followers and friends for your kind words, your support, your Tweets and Re-Tweets. We've included a sampling below of some of the fantastic blogs we've been featured on recently. Be sure to visit them and leave a comment to share the love! Thank you again for your support of Weddings Unveiled. We are so grateful for all of you!

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Real Wedding ~ Toni and Matt

Toni and Matt were married in a stylish Atlanta affair photographed by Altmix Photography and designed by the always amazing Ashley Baber of Ashley Baber Weddings, whose work is featured in the current Summer 2010 issue of Weddings Unveiled. The event was designed in a sophisticated palette of black, white and bold yellow with clean modern detailing. Toni wore one of our favorite gowns by Monique Lhuillier with a sweetheart bodice and a dramatic floral textured A-line skirt that looks like masses of blossoms. She added a pair of hoop earrings and carried a bouquet of canary yellow calla lilies wrapped in organza with tiny frames pinned to it containing photos of her family members. Her bridesmaids carried bouquets of white French tulips and wore black cocktail dresses with statement necklaces of knotted pearls and chains from Stella & Dot. Matt and his groomsmen wore classic black tuxedos with black bowties and yellow calla lily boutonnieres.

The ceremony was held at the historic Neo-Gothic Peachtree Christian Church where two flower girls led the way down the aisle carrying pomanders of yellow spider mums. The reception was held at King Plow, opening with a spectacular display of black manzanita branches hung with black and white paper flowers and notes on yellow ribbons in lieu of a traditional guest book. Lounge areas were created around the room using whtie pipe and drape and panels of black and white patterned fabric. White couches and chairs with clean modern lines were set with black accent pillows and arranged around groupings of black lacquer cubes. Fish bowl vessels were used for lounge accent florals created with a base layer of black river rocks and a single yellow calla lily curled around the inside of the bowl for a splash of color. Guest tables were draped in white linens with contrasting black and white patterned runners and a mixture of centerpieces ranging from low white ceramic vases of tumbling lemon yellow tulips to tall glass cylinders filled with a base of river rocks and submerged long-stemmed yellow callas. A candy display featured a variety of yellow and white sweets and at the end of the evening, guests cheered Toni and Matt with a sparkler exit before they drove off in a classic Rolls-Royce. To see more of Toni and Matt's GA wedding, visit the Altmix Photography blog!

Credits:
Photography:
Altmix Photography. Gown: Monique Lhuillier. Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew. Jewelry: Stella & Dot. Wedding Coordinator: Ashley Baber Weddings. Ceremony Venue: Peachtree Christian Church. Reception Venue: King Plow Art Gallery. Florals and Decor: Bold American. Band: The Tip-Tops.







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REDEFINING THE TRADITIONAL BRIDE



London based designer Kate Edmondson has been creating 
wedding 
dresses 
and 
millinery
 for
 private 
clients
 for
 over
10 
years. 
Now 
combining elements
 of 
vintage 
glamour 
with 
modern
 simplicity,
 she's redefining the look of the traditional bride by launching Kate Edmondson Bridal Couture.
With
 Kate’s 
highly 
developed
drapery 
technique and use of  
lightweight, 
fluid 
fabrics, each
 dress 
is
 skillfully 
designed 
to
 enhance
 the
 bride’s
individuality 
and
 offer
 something
 fresh
 and
 different. 



Kate’s 
bespoke 
millinery 
is 
also
 specifically
 designed
 and
hand 
made
 on
 request 
at 
her 
West 
London
 studio.
Each 
bridal 
hat 
or
 head piece 
is 
carefully 
considered
 to
compliment 
the
 bridal
 gown
 and
l luxury 
silk
 is
 used 
to 
create 
dramatic 
shapes
 or 
simple 
flowers 
and 
feathers.
Her
 millinery 
is
 also 
available 
for 
mother‐of‐the‐bride
 or
 bridesmaids 
and 
can 
be 
extended
 further
 to
 create
corsages, 
hairpieces
 and
 accessories. 

Kate
 Edmondson
 Bridal
 Couture
 is
 a
 fully
 bespoke 
service 
from
 the
initial
 design 
process, 
to 
selecting 
the 
luxurious 
fabric 
and 
creating
 the
 finished 
bridal 
gown.
 All 
fittings 
involve 
a 
muslin and 
are
 conducted 
with 
the 
designer 
herself
 to
 achieve 
the
design 
and 
cut 
which 
is 
most 
flattering 
for
the 
bride.












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Alfred Angelo's Girls Night Out Party

Tomorrow Belle will be at the “Girls Night Out Party" at Alfred Angelo here in El Paso. Enjoy an evening of pampering with you and your bridesmaids and pick up a copy of the Vintage Issue of Belle.
At this wonderful event you’ll find professional stylist, beauty consultants, Belle the Magazine and other wedding experts. We’ll have copies of the new  and past issues of Belle available while you and your girls snack on sweet treats, indulge in complimentary consultations, beauty services and spa treatments. You’ll also be able to save $20 on every bridesmaid dress and 10% on every flower girl dress by Alfred Angelo.
We’ll see you there! 

Thursday, July 29th, 6-8pm 

Alfred Angelo 
11917 Gateway Blvd 
Las Palmas Shopping Center
 El Paso, TX 79936   
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E Session ~ Jori and Josh

Jori and Josh's cool North Carolina engagement session was sent to us by our good friend Caroline Ghetes of Caroline Ghetes Photography. From pretty sun-kissed images at the park to industrial images in the city, Caroline created two sets of images for this fun-loving couple. Each series has a different look, but both convey the same easy-going laid-back vibe. Seriously, how cute is Jori's fedora and Josh's Get Up Kids band tee? To see more of Jori and Josh, visit the Caroline Ghetes Photography blog!









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Blue Moon Events ~ Charleston, SC

Blue Moon Events is based in the heart of downtown Charleston, SC and is one of the most sought-after, celebrated event design firms in the South. Blue Moon's signature "edited eclectic" aesthetic combines Southern style with polished modern details for an event look that is chic, timeless and smart. Blue Moon's work has appeared regularly in the pages of Weddings Unveiled and here on Completely Unveiled. Read on to learn more about Calder Clark, the talented owner of Blue Moon Events.

Blue Moon Events is based in Charleston, SC. To contact Blue Moon Events, visit the company website by clicking here or call 843.641.0055.

Weddings Unveiled: Tell us a little bit about Blue Moon Events.

Calder Clark: Blue Moon Events is a boutique event planning and design firm based in Charleston, SC. We travel cross-country producing weddings with our signature “edited eclectic” aesthetic and are most often tapped to introduce our love of vintage pieces and traditional-with-a-twist vibe into our events. Our focus is on full service consulting, styling and interiors for a select series of clients with whom we build lifelong relationships.

WU: How did you become an event designer? When and how did you begin Blue Moon Events?

CC:
I got my feet wet at Design Cuisine, a fabulous catering firm in Washington, DC. After just a few weeks putting together high-profile parties for some of Washington’s finest, I was hooked. Following years in DC, I missed the South and relocated to work in special events at the Charleston Place. In 2005, I was married . . . and my husband suggested I ditch the “golden handcuffs” to become my own boss. In early 2006 Blue Moon was born and I’ve never looked back.

WU: Tell us about how you work with engaged couples, whether as a team or individually.

CC: Our focus is on building a relationship and securing the trust I need from our couples so that they give me abundant creative license. Once we have built those bridges, the opportunities to design lovely, inspired weddings are endless. We are essentially freed up to hone our craft on behalf of the couples who collaborate with us, which is simply thrilling. I enjoy both the logistics and the design and have an incredible team to back me up from both angles of the planning process. Our goal is to draw out of the couple who they are, what makes them tick, where they’ve been and where they want to go. Then we process that and turn that knowledge into wedding day details that speak to the couple and to their guests.

WU: Describe your wedding style.

CC: My wedding style is intrinsically polished but soft, Southern but current, tasteful but clever and always (always) timeless.

WU: What inspires you?

CC: I think style is ingrained, so the source of it is always interesting. For example, I am most at home in an antique mall or flea market, picking for treasures like the Depression era pink glass plates and champagne coupes I recently snagged for a seated dinner. I am frequently found with my nose in Elle D├ęcor or Veranda, snipping pictures of curtains for inspiration on our next series of tent pole covers, valances and ceilings. I am most inspired by interior designers, wedding and lifestyle photographers and by our world history of entertaining.

WU: How do you keep your ideas fresh?

CC: For me, it’s really an old-meets-new thing. I keep my ideas fresh by looking through foodie magazines and blogs, rifling through back issues of interiors magazines (like Domino), renting old movies and scouring the web for art installations and store environments that inspire.

WU: What was your favorite wedding and why?

CC: Oh I couldn’t possibly! So many have fallen into the realm of magical for me that I don’t know how to pick. Emotionally, my favorite(s) are where our couples have let us do the legwork and they’ve put their time and energy into preparing for marriage and a life together - because that’s what really matters. Geographically, I have to give props to my home state of Tennessee. We recently designed a wedding at Blackberry Farm, which absolutely took our breath away for its natural beauty and impossible charm.

WU: What makes Blue Moon Events different from other wedding and event designers?

CC: Transparency and approach set us apart. The wedding industry is full of mystique and markups, thus we really pride ourselves on offering emotional, contextual, financial, and conceptual lucidity in the planning process. We are down-home girls with city slicker knowledge, which is a killer combination. We get the job done, but we may just add a “yes ma’am” and a hand-written thank-you (in cursive!)

WU: What would be your ideal wedding assignment or dream wedding to design?

CC:
It’s always fun for us to get out of our proverbial shell, and I have a small obsession with San Francisco. I’d love to do a wedding weekend series for a couple in California, where the art world, wine country, landscape and ocean vistas collide to create an endless backdrop for entertaining.

WU: Tell us three things you can't live without.

CC: My faith, my family and Diet Coke.

WU: What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?

CC: Don’t try to be all things to all people.

WU: What is the best advice you can give to an engaged couple?

CC: Slooooow down and drink it in. The engagement should be an incredible memory, not a blur- because the wedding night is certainly going to be!

Image Credits: (1-4) A Bryan Photo. (5-8) David Edwards Photography. (9-10) Tracy Turpen.










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