Ocean Inspired Wedding

Inspiration: Driftwood Beach and Monticello

Siren and sailor. We are completely seduced by this driftwood inspiration shoot by Emily Katharine of The Ganeys. It looks as though our Monticello gown has walked right out of the sea. The draped chiffon gown's washed silk and organic texture embodying the currents and waves themselves. With every detail perfected, from the abalone table runner to the delicate coral cake topper, and that sun-bleached bouquet, this seaside love story is one for the ages.

Gown: Monticello | Photography: Emily of The Ganeys during Amanda Watson Workshops | Styling: Posh Petals and Pearls | Hair and makeup: Emma Collins Beauty | Cake: Cathy Huber Cakes | Bouquet ribbons: Tono and Co. | Florist: Marble and Pine | Rentals: Snyder Events | Papergoods: Ashley Curry Calligraphy | Rentals: EventWorks Rental | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab 

Happily Yours, CH

Real Weddings: Meet Laurie

We can’t get over Laurie and Peter's wedding. Not only do they have the best bridesmaids' dresses we have ever seen, they also just happen to have great advice to pass on! Clearly we had to share. To cut down on the pressure and stress of the wedding planning process, Laurie offered the following words of wisdom. “Remember that your wedding day is not the most important day of your life (no matter how many people tell you it is). It shouldn’t be! Your wedding day is, however, the biggest, most extravagant party you’ll probably ever plan. So, take advantage of that and make it yours! Also, splurge on a great photographer/videographer – it’s hard to remember every detail, so it’s such a gift to have beautiful images that captured the day to look back on!” Such wise words, and we also recommend taking a cue from her amazing maids' style.

Finery: Kensington Skirt and Lace Bustier | Photography: Jenn Emerling of YEAH! Weddings | Venue + Catering: Timber Cove Inn | Day of Planning: The Love Riot | Florals: Madeline Moore and Kate Shannon

Happily Yours,

Carol Hannah