26 Jun

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

DC residents Lauren + Darden combined a vintage aesthetic with traditional Albanian heritage for their destination wedding. Add in a little Florida flair and you’ve got yourself this garden beauty. Wedding planner Nicole Kaney brought it all together, and Hunter Ryan Photo got the deets on camera…

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Something sparkly…

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

After a tough search for the dress, this romantic Rivini gown was worth the splurge.

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

They were so happy to have Darden’s fam fly in from Kosovo. Lauren says, The whole ceremony was translated into Albanian by Dardan’s brother, including ee cummings poems. He did a great job! I found out that I’d have to recite all of the vows in Albanian right before walking down the aisle. Talk about nerve-racking! The best part was that we got two first kisses, first when we were pronounced married in English and then again in Albanian.

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

For the reception, Lauren wore a 100-year old Albanian gown that has survived several wars, and has been passed throughout the women of the family. Everyone participated in a traditional circle dance too.

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

L + D celebrated both cultures with cake + baklava for dessert.

Romantic garden Florida wedding | Photo by Hunter Ryan Photo | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74803

Coffee shop romance: Dardan and I met at Starbucks in Gainesville, FL where we were both attending University of Florida. Since final exams were going on, there were no seats but at the bar, so we ended up sitting next to each other and started to talk. I didn’t do as well on my final, but I did get a husband!

Congrats Lauren + Darden!

Photographer: Tiffany Tolmen of Hunter Ryan Photo / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Selby Gardens / Event Planner: Nicole Kaney of NK Productions / Florist: Flowers by Fudgie / Invitation Designer: Jessica Belvedere of 5 Thirteen Designs / Cake & Catering: Fete / DJ: Fitz Otis / Officiant: Grace Felice / Lighting Rentals: Affairs in the Air /  Bride’s Dress: Rivini from Betsy Robinson Bridal / Bride’s Reception Dress: Albanian Dress from Groom’s Mother / Shoes: Menbur / Hairpiece: Betsy Robinson Bridal / Pin: Vintage Family Heirloom / Groom’s Suit: Jos. A. Bank / Groom’s shoes: Cole Haan / Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy Group / Flower Girl Dress: Target

 
Related Posts with Thumbnails
26 Jun

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Bird of a Feather | 100 Layer Cake

Dinner parties are our jam, you guys. Especially when they’re as good lookin’ as this one. This dinner party was held to celebrate the launch of Please & Thank You, the brand-new cocktail leg of A MIHO Experience’s catering company. (Yep, that’s right, one of the tastiest SoCal caterers now does yummy drinks too!) The night kicked off with cocktails and tray passed bites from The Vetted Table. There was a mariachi band, a champagne cart service during dinner, and just the right mix of people.

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Bird of a Feather | 100 Layer Cake

How delish does this drink look?!

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Bird of a Feather | 100 Layer Cake

(Above photos by Jacqueline Campbell of Bird of a Feather)

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Joielala | Florals by Siren Floral Co | 100 Layer Cake

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Joielala | 100 Layer Cake

(Above photos by Joielala)

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Bird of a Feather | 100 Layer Cake

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Bird of a Feather | 100 Layer Cake

So classy.

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Bird of a Feather | 100 Layer Cake

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Bird of a Feather | 100 Layer Cake

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Bird of a Feather | 100 Layer Cake

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Bird of a Feather | 100 Layer Cake

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Bird of a Feather | 100 Layer Cake

(Above photos by Jacqueline Campbell of Bird of a Feather)

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Joielala | 100 Layer Cake

(Above photo by Joielala)

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Studio Castillero | 100 Layer Cake

(Above photo by Studio Castillero)

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Joielala | Florals by Siren Floral Co | 100 Layer Cake

(Above photo by Joielala)

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Bird of a Feather | 100 Layer Cake

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Bird of a Feather | 100 Layer Cake

(Above photos by Jacqueline Campbell of Bird of a Feather)

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Joielala | Florals by Siren Floral Co | 100 Layer Cake

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Joielala | Florals by Siren Floral Co | 100 Layer Cake

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Joielala | Florals by Siren Floral Co | 100 Layer Cake

Such amazing foodie centerpieces!

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Joielala | Florals by Siren Floral Co | 100 Layer Cake

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Joielala | Florals by Siren Floral Co | 100 Layer Cake

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Joielala | Florals by Siren Floral Co | 100 Layer Cake

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Joielala | Florals by Siren Floral Co | 100 Layer Cake

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Joielala | 100 Layer Cake

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Joielala | 100 Layer Cake

(Above photos by Joielala)

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Bird of a Feather | 100 Layer Cake

(Above photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Bird of a Feather)

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Studio Castillero | 100 Layer Cake

(Above photo by Studio Castillero)

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Bird of a Feather | 100 Layer Cake

(Above photo by Jacqueline Campbell of Bird of a Feather)

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Studio Castillero | 100 Layer Cake

(Above photo by Studio Castillero)

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Joielala | Florals by Siren Floral Co | 100 Layer Cake

(Above photo by Joielala)

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Studio Castillero | Florals by Siren Floral Co | 100 Layer Cake

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Studio Castillero | 100 Layer Cake

Please and Thank You dinner party | Photo by Studio Castillero | 100 Layer Cake

(Above photos by Studio Castillero)

PTY // P A R T Y from Max And Molly Films on Vimeo.

What a gorgeous event!

Photographer: Jacqueline Campbell from Birds of a Feather, Joielala, & Studio Castillero / Videographer: Max Cutrone from Max and Molly Films / Event Styling: Betsy Ginn from SMID / Florals: Siren Floral Co. / Cocktails: PTY / Catering: The Vetted Table / Tabletop Rentals: The Hostess Haven / Furniture Rentals: Pow Wow Vintage Rentals / Photo Booth: Amigobooth / DJ: Peso / Venue: Luce Loft

 
Related Posts with Thumbnails
25 Jun

Sage green bridesmaid dresses | Photo by Mint Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74778

Stephanie + Matthew’s wedding is proof that a country club wedding doesn’t have to feel overly formal or the least bit stuffy. Stephanie says, I wanted my wedding to feel romantic and not grand. I was going for a mix of elegant and rustic. Not that there’s anything wrong with grand, but we totally get where the girl is coming from. And she achieved her ideal romantic look with details like low centerpieces, a pastel palette, and lots of soft, beautiful lighting. Mint Photography was there to capture it all.

Houston Oaks country club wedding | Photo by Mint Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74778

Houston Oaks country club wedding | Photo by Mint Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74778

Advice from the bride: If possible, hire a coordinator—at least for the day of the wedding! It allows you and your family to enjoy the whole weekend.

Houston Oaks country club wedding | Photo by Mint Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74778

Wow, we’re a little bit jelly of that ring!

Houston Oaks country club wedding | Photo by Mint Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74778

Sparkly wedding shoes | Photo by Mint Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74778

Houston Oaks country club wedding | Photo by Mint Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74778

Houston Oaks country club wedding | Photo by Mint Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74778

Houston Oaks country club wedding | Photo by Mint Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74778

I think my favorite moment from the wedding was when my father, my husband, and I were all at the altar. The day before we had all joked about who would cry first. My Dad is a very emotional guy and we thought for sure it would be him. He said all he wanted to do was avoid hysterically crying. Well, I ended up being the first one to lose it as I walked down the aisle—which then lead my father and husband to lose it too. As we all stood at the altar, my Dad then began to hysterically cry, which then made us all burst into laughter. 

Houston Oaks country club wedding | Photo by Mint Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74778

Houston Oaks country club wedding | Photo by Mint Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74778

Houston Oaks country club wedding | Photo by Mint Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74778

Sage green bridesmaid dresses | Photo by Mint Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74778

Houston Oaks country club wedding | Photo by Mint Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74778

Houston Oaks country club wedding | Photo by Mint Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74778

Houston Oaks country club wedding | Photo by Mint Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74778

Houston Oaks country club wedding | Photo by Mint Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74778

Houston Oaks country club wedding | Photo by Mint Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74778

Houston Oaks country club wedding | Photo by Mint Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74778

The bride’s family has a bee farm, so they harvested the honey and bottled it for every guest to take home as a favor. So sweet!

Houston Oaks country club wedding | Photo by Mint Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74778

Houston Oaks country club wedding | Photo by Mint Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74778

Houston Oaks country club wedding | Photo by Mint Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=74778

Cheers, Stephanie + Matthew!

Photographer: Mint Photography / Second Shooter: Jessica Heckle / Videographer: Wedding Theater / Venue & Catering: Houston Oaks Country Club / Event Coordinator: Jenika Gonzales from Event Solutions / Hair & Makeup: Southern and Adorn / Florist: Floral Events / Invitation Designer: Papellerie / Cake: Susie’s Cakes & Confections / Linen & Charger Rentals: Elegant Beginnings /  Farm Table Rentals: A Style Collective / Lighting: Intelligent Lighting Design / Bride’s Dress: Alvina Valenta from Weddings by Debbie / Wedding shoes: Enzo Angiolini / Groom’s Suit: Vera Wang from Men’s Wearhouse / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Jr. Bridesmaid’s Dress: Zappos / Flower Girls Dresses: Engla Charlotta

Related Posts with Thumbnails
 
Related Posts with Thumbnails
dresses, shoes, hair, makeup, flowers, bachelorette party, photography, decor, invitations, ceremony, honeymoon