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Romantic Elopement in Hawaii with Marianne Blackham Photography

A gorgeous elopement with a peaceful ceremony is today’s wedding feature with Business Club member Marianne Blackham Photography. The couple chose Oahu as the island of choice because of their love for the ocean and the Hawaiian culture. They had a nice, quiet and luxurious elopement followed by gorgeous wedding photos ending at sunset.

Gorgeous beach themed wedding invitation with a seahorse wax seal - from a Romantic Elopement in Hawaii on the island of Oahu - photo by Marianne Blackham Photography - see more on
Beautiful beach themed tablesetting with sequin table runner - from a Romantic Elopement in Hawaii on the island of Oahu - photo by Marianne Blackham Photography - see more on
Wedding Vendors: several of these shops are affiliate links
Photographer: Marianne Blackham Photography
Invitation Designer: Dreamcatcher Stationery
Event Planner: Events Design By Claudia
Beauty: Nails By Marees
Wedding Garters: The Garter Girl by Julianne Smith
Officiant: Wedding Officiant For Love
Signage: Weddings By Joedi

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Coastal Chic Wedding Inspiration in Blues, Greys and Neutrals

I have a spectacular styled wedding shoot to share with you today. If you haven't heard, I'm thrilled to be part of the next BIG thing for the wedding industry. It's called Aisle Society and it's going to be the place where you'll find inspiration from the world's most renowned wedding blogs - there's national, local and international blogs included. The palette for today's shoot was inspired by the colors of Aisle Society and has a beautiful fresh coastline feel. I LOVE the bouquets and the escort cards that remind me of sea glass. The Mix & Match bridesmaids dresses are from Dessy and come in a beautiful range of styles, fabrics and colors to flatter all your bridesmaids. If you use the special coupon code AS0214 that's just for my readers ... you will receive 15% off + free shipping.

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Wedding Vendors: Concept Design: Every Last Detail for Aisle Society | Bridesmaids & Bride's Dresses: Dessy | Planning & Design: Kelly Hancock Events | Photography: Caroline & Evan Photography | Florals: FH Weddings & Events | Venue: Tampa Bay Watch | Custom Invitations: Eleven Note Stationery | Table & Tabletop Rentals: Set Rentals | Glassware: Emily Grace Design | Hand Lettering: Amber Veatch Designs | Hand Lettering: Oh Deer Creative | Hair & Makeup: Lasting Luxe Hair & Makeup | Rentals: The Reserve Vintage Rentals | Cake: Hands On Sweets

Real Wedding : the Pacific Ocean and an Italian beach wedding

What a gorgeous wedding I'm about to share with you today. The wedding is from Joe and Mirta of Barnet Photography in Orange County, California who photographed the nuptials of Niki and Kellan at a family friend's private beachfront estate. The magnificent Pacific Ocean was the backdrop - it certainly doesn't get much prettier than this view to say your vows to one another. Navy blue and tan were the colors for this wedding with an eclectic assortment of candles {just wait until you see the photo of the bride and groom surrounded by candlelight}. This wedding was a fun and relaxed party where guests enjoyed gourmet food family-style and a candle-lit scotch bar on the beach. And, for those that might be wondering, yes, the bride and groom's names in lights is from the house as well - the private estate was custom built with a mini movie theater - absolutely amazing.

The gorgeous bouquets were a mixture of white and creme roses, green hydrangea, white freesia and luscious green orchids

Don't you just love this view for the ceremony?

I just love this story about the photo on the left below - as told by the photographer, "Their most memorable moment of the wedding was sitting at their head table after the nerves of the ceremony had worn off and all their guests were at the buffet line, Niki and Kellan were sitting at the head of a beautiful, long, candle-lit table and they both just took a moment to look at each other. Kellan looked into Niki’s eyes and said, “Babe, this is OUR wedding… and it’s perfect.” A photo was shot right in the moment, which Niki and Kellan treasure to this day."

Thank you so much Joe and Mirta for sharing this simply gorgeous wedding with my readers today. And, if you'd like to see more from the wedding of Niki and Kellan, please click here. I have a feeling that you might become hungry when you read what the guests were served as appetizers and for the main course - everything sounded delicious. And, to see more from Barnet Photography, please visit their web site and blog.

Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: Barnet Photography
Coordinator: Something New Events
Florist: The Flower Girl
Catering: Nello Cucina
Bakery: Sprinkles Cupcakes
Cake Top: It's All About the Cake
Dress: Jim Hjelm
Shoes: JCrew
DJ: Atmosphere Entertainment
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals 

Real Wedding : Brandon and Kimmy in Florida {no4}

And, now onto the party . . . Throughout today, I've been sharing with you a beach wedding filled with vibrant colors, a beautiful couple and fun guests from Leslie of Leslie Roark Photograpy and coordinator Robyn of Mix Mingle Glow. I can't help but smile when I see these photos, you can tell everyone is having a great time. Just look at the brides face as she's kissed by her parents, the expression is priceless. Additional vendors included caterer Dine by Design and the cake was created by Fatty Patty’s.
and, I have to end today's Real Wedding with these two gorgeous couple portraits - makes me long for a beach wedding of my own - maybe for our 10 year vow renewal?
Thank you so much Leslie {Leslie Roark Photograpy} and Robyn {Mix Mingle Glow} for sharing this bright and fabulous wedding with my readers. And, congrats to Brandon and Kimmy on your marriage.

Real Wedding : Brandon and Kimmy in Florida {no3}

Today we are featuring a beach wedding from Leslie of Leslie Roark Photograpy and coordinator Robyn of Mix Mingle Glow. Loving the photos of the rings on the fishing reel. And, I've seen sand ceremonies where the couple had purchased the sand to use, but, for this wedding, the bride and groom took the sand from the beach. What a wonderful way to preserve a special part of your wedding (although I'm not sure if this would be allowed on all beaches).
Do come back in a bit as I have even more from this lovely wedding . . .