If you enjoyed the first part of Izzie and Ro’s beautiful wedding at Temple Guiting, then you’re going to love David Jenkins‘s images from day two of the festivities!

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Day two of the wedding weekend started with a mehndi party for all the ladies.

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As with the western ceremony on, the Hindu ceremony took place under a starry tent, draped over one of the garden’s water features.

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Says the bride: “We wanted to mix two styles, one for each day – we wanted an elegant English countryside feel set against a second day of color and festivities of a summer Hindu wedding.”

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SEE THE FULL GALLERY FOR MORE INSPIRATION FROM THIS ELEGANT INDIAN FUSION WEDDING.

 

And don’t miss the first part of this beautiful celebration right HERE!

Photography: David Jenkins / Venue: Temple Guiting Manor in Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom / Event Planning: Caroline Horstmann for Sophie Conran / Bride’s Dress: Stephanie Allin / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Makeup: Sophie Everett / Groom’s Suit: Supply London / Tie: Paul Smith / Bridesmaid Dress: Temperley / Stationery: Emma MacCarthey / Floral Design: Fiona Perry / Band: Twentysomething / Cake: Peggy Porschen
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  • Indian Fusion Wedding by David Jenkins

    20 May 2014
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    Today we have a gorgeous two part feature from photographer David Jenkins at an absolutely incredible venue. Says the bride, “We wanted something that was classic Cotswolds, and Temple Guiting is a real gem, hidden in the beautiful surroundings.”

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    The bride carried a bouquet of all white flowers.

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    Temple Guiting Manor only hosts a handful of large weddings each year, and with its incredible Cotswold stone buildings and exceptional gardens, it made a stunning backdrop for Izzie and Ro’s wedding weekend.

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    Guests’ names were written on small clay hearts, tied around the napkin at each place.

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    Dandelion-like lanterns lit the tent for dinner and dancing.

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    Photography: David Jenkins / Venue: Temple Guiting Manor in Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom / Event Planning: Caroline Horstmann for Sophie Conran / Bride’s Dress: Stephanie Allin / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Makeup: Sophie Everett / Groom’s Suit: Supply London / Tie: Paul Smith / Bridesmaid Dress: Temperley / Stationery: Emma MacCarthey / Floral Design: Fiona Perry / Band: Twentysomething / Cake: Peggy Porschen
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  • English Manor Wedding by David Jenkins

    20 May 2014
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    I just love Leo Evidente‘s photos of Becky and Michael’s wedding – it really feels like you were there! And I love what the bride says of the day:

    “My husband and I were together for many years before we finally got married. We like to say that we did everything backwards. We bought a house, had a beautiful baby boy, bought and operate a business together, then decided to finally get married to top it all off. I think that our story and journey together is what made the day so special and memorable. Friends and family who attended still say how much they loved that day. I think it’s because there was just so much love surrounding the whole thing. It felt very easy and stress free, once all the planning was over and it was just time to celebrate our love. It was honestly the best day ever.”

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    From the bride: “The entire ceremony was really so special. I figured this part would be great, but every moment of it was so perfect. My brother was our officiant and he did such a beautiful job, my husband’s old band played a gorgeous version of ‘All You Need Is Love’ as the processional that couldn’t have been more perfect. Without a doubt – the most special detail was definitely our (then) 5-month-old son, Jackson, going down the aisle in a wagon that said ‘Here Comes My Mom’ on the back just before I walked down the aisle. He looked so cute and the reaction that I heard from the crowd made me so excited to take that walk myself and go see his amazing daddy and my handsome groom who I had waited so many years to marry.”

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    “We wanted the whole day to feel fun, relaxed and festive – so we started at the very beginning, with guests grabbing a beer/glass of wine and playing lawn games while they were serenaded by a barbershop quartet, even before the ceremony started. My grandfather who passed away a few years ago was in a barbershop quartet and having that element there made me feel like he was there in spirit. Plus it was just kind of a different and unexpected treat for our friends and family.”

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    Glass goblets from the famous Madonna Inn added tons of color to the tables.

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    “I really loved our mode of transportation,” says Becky. “There is no parking on the site at the venue so our guests parked at a nearby high school where vintage yellow school busses picked them up and drove them into the venue. The drive in is so gorgeous because you go through a huge eucalyptus grove then this big green space opens up in front of your eyes with a view of the dunes and lakes in the background. I’m glad my guests got to experience that without having to drive themselves. Plus the busses were so cute!”

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    Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  We were looking for an outdoor venue that felt like we had the place to ourselves. We had a few parts of Northern California in mind because we lived in San Francisco for about 10 years, but ultimately we wanted to have it somewhere that felt like home – so we started looking exclusively in San Luis County (we live in San Luis Obispo). After looking at an endless number of venues from barns to inns, we heard about Dune Lakes from a friend in the wedding industry. We heard that it was a private duck hunting club that primarily held photo shoots and was just branching into a wedding venue. We were excited because not many weddings had been held there and no one had really even heard of it. The moment we pulled off of Highway 1 and drove through a gorgeous and vast eucalyptus grove we stumbled upon the most amazing, romantic and etherial venue that we just could not say no to. It felt meadowy and coastal without being beachy – which was a great combination. There was no question or second guessing it. It felt right.

    What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  Classic, romantic, comfortable and full of love were the main thoughts I had while planning my wedding. I wanted it to feel like just the best day ever for everyone who attended.

    What was your favorite moment or part of the day?  The whole day was so wonderful, it’s hard to pick a favorite part. I really loved the impromptu Pathetics concert that happened midway through the reception – it started with just a small group of us trying to get them all to play a song – and ended up with almost the entire group of wedding attendees watching and cheering as they played a small set. A back story on this is that my husband was in a band, The Pathetics, years before we were together. His bandmates sang “All You Need is Love” as I walked down the aisle, so they had all of their instruments and amplification all set up – it was so much fun and totally unplanned. Plus there is nothing better than the man you just married singing to you on your wedding day!

    Did you include any traditions in your wedding?  Not really – other than the something old, new, borrowed, blue. We kind of went on our own path with things.

    Please tell us about any special details from your wedding.  Yellow is my favorite color and it was in every detail of the day. From the lemon place cards, to the vintage gold lace on the tables, to the flower girl’s dress – it was everywhere!

    What was the best advice you received as a bride?  “Hold your groom’s hand.” A good friend told me this the night before at the rehearsal party. It sounds simple enough and maybe even silly, but it really stuck with me and I made sure to really soak up the time with him throughout the weekend. It really does fly by so quickly and after all of the planning and anticipation it is so easy to get swept up in the excitement, action, friends and family and completely forget to really enjoy and cherish the very short time that is your wedding.

    What advice do you have for other brides?  If you’re planning your own wedding, try to have fun with it, but you HAVE to be way more organized than you initially think. Lists and deadlines. // Make the day exactly what YOU and your groom want – consider others’ feelings and wishes, but remember that this is the only day that can be just yours exactly how you want it – and the memory of it will last a life time. You don’t want a cake? Don’t have a cake! You don’t want to do the bouquet/garter toss because you want to dance all night long instead? That’s your decision! // Pick vendors you adore. Be picky about your vendors – they are such a huge part of the day! // Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner that day. Seriously. You might forget or not be hungry at all, but it’s crucial to your happiness and survival of a very long and amazing day! // Spend at least an hour alone to sit and think and just take in everything before all of the craziness happens. I took a couple hours to myself in my hotel room to relax, take a bath and re-read my vows so that I really heard them (when you’re saying them – you kind of have an out of body experience). For some reason – that time I took was really special that day. // Hold your groom’s hand. Kiss him all day and night. Take in the small moments together. They fly by.

    Do you have any budget tips for other brides?  Figure out your budget first and foremost. Money can be an awkward subject to bring up especially if parents are paying or helping pay for the wedding, but it is so crucial to figure out before you start planning anything. Plan your budget knowing that it will cost you more than you originally planned - don’t use up all of your money in the first steps of planning. It’s easy to get caught up in small details that all add up to put you far over budget. // Do not invite more people than you want to – hoping that a large percentage will RSVP no, because they might actually all say yes. This is what happened to us – which is great because everyone we loved was there, but we went WAY over budget because of it. // The best budget tip I read was to pick your splurges. We had a few. The biggest splurge was the venue – because that was so important to set the stage for us. It didn’t come with much but a beautiful setting, so we spent a lot on rentals, but it was worth every penny because that venue was our wedding. Pick your splurge and be as strict and crafty as you can on everything else.

    Photography: Leo Evidente Photographers / Venue: Dunes Lake in Arroyo Grande, California / Bride’s Dress: J.Crew / Shoes: Steve Madden / Groom’s Suit, Shirt: J. Crew  / Tie Fabric: Liberty of London / Shoes: Rag & Bone Boots / Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew / Stationery: Paper Sky / Floral Design: Noonan’s Wine Country Design / Rentals: Taylor Rentals, Got You Covered / Music: Malik Miko Thorne / Caterer: Simply Marvelous BBQ / Dessert: It Takes a Bakery / Goblets: Madonna Inn
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  • Dunes Lake Wedding from Leo Evidente

    19 May 2014
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    One of my favorite things about autumn weddings is the incredible richness of color, and Isabel and James’s palette is a perfect example: aubergine, forest green, gold and ivory. Gorgeous! Photographer Sarah Jane Winter captured the rustic elegance of their wedding beautifully in these images…

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    From the bride: “Staunton is a beautiful part of central Virginia, and represents the state’s mountains and countryside perfectly. We both enjoy the rolling hills of Virginia and wanted a place that represented our love of the outdoors. The Inn at Old Virginia is a gorgeous estate nestled in an idyllic location; with such a picturesque backdrop of the vibrant green cedars, there was really nothing else needed to dress it up. The Inn itself was exactly what I was looking for: a location that could hold the wedding party and close family so that everyone could just sit back and relax for the entire event. The owners were also so special and made the weekend proceed seamlessly.”

    Isabel’s favorite part of the day? “James I had a moment just after the ceremony as we were waiting to be introduced where we had a few moments to reflect: wide-eyed, staring at each other, realizing that we were married! It was truly surreal – the actuality of finally being married and what that meant was overwhelming. The man who continues to inspire and pursue me was my husband! It was so special to be able to just hold each other before jumping back into the festivities for a minute.”

    The couple had a Quaker-inspired wedding certificate that was signed by each of their guests.

    “Having the event at one location for the weekend was perfect. Seeing friends and family come from all over to support and celebrate with us was exactly what made the event so memorable. The ceremony was in the evening, so from when I woke up to when I walked down the aisle I was around my dear girlfriends from all different times of my life. From middle school to present day, having those women was a huge blessing and I was so touched by them being there. “

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    The invitation suite and wedding day details featured calligraphy by the Left Handed Calligrapher.

    “Sitting at a community table and having the food served family style was molded after our new business, The Dog and Pig Show,” shares Isabel. “We love having people share memories over great food and good drinks, so we could not imagine a more appropriate time to incorporate that shared pastime than at the reception.”

    There were several cakes to choose from: Carrot Cake, Chocolate Raspberry Ganache Cake, Lemon Cake with Blackberry Filling and Vanilla Buttercream, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake. On the cake menu, each one was named after one of Isabel’s “house party” girls, as were the signature cocktails on the drink menu.

    SEE THE FULL GALLERY FOR MORE IMAGES FROM THIS RUSTIC ELEGANT WEDDING IN VIRGINIA.

     

    What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  There were a few images that I kept going back to for inspiration. As a bride, I wanted an aesthetic that reflected our taste and also created a magical evening for our guests. I went with aubergine, forest green, gold and ivory as accent colors. Combined with the outdoor events, those colors created a laid back elegance. I love the juxtaposition of certain elements. Outdoor simplicity with a glamorous tent, rough farm tables with lush and organic flower arrangements… those components along with the twinkle lights were the perfect backdrop for the evening.

    What was the best advice you received as a bride?  Everyone told me that the day would fly by and to take in every moment. The day did go by fast, but the advice that I appreciated most was from my mom. After the ceremony she told me that James was a man who took things seriously – such as our marriage and his commitment to me. She reminded me how important it would be for me to truly value our marriage daily and never take each other for granted. My mother and father have been married for over 30 years, so her insight was treasured!

    What advice do you have for other brides?  The day of the ceremony can be daunting and emotionally overwhelming. I would advise taking time to really reflect and soak in the beauty of it all by yourself – if only for a moment – just to take in as much of the extraordinary as possible. So that I could remember everything, I wrote notes to myself throughout the day – things people said to me, how I felt getting into my dress, and other experiences I wanted to be sure to never forget.

     

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    Photography: Sarah Jane Winter / Venue: Inn at Old Virginia in Staunton, Virginia / Videography: Austin Briggs / Bride’s Dress: Jenny Packham / Groom’s Suit: J.Crew / Tie: General Knot & Co. / Groom’s Shoes: Alden Wing Tips / Bridesmaid Dresses: Ghost UK, Weddington Way / Stationery: Andy Luce / Floral Design: Southern Blooms / Music: The Hunts / Catering: The Local / Cake: Favorite Cakes / Day of Paper Goods: Rock, Paper Scissors / Calligraphy: Left Handed Calligrapher / Makeup: Chris10 / Tent: Skyline Tents
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  • Virginia Wedding from Sarah Jane Winter

    13 May 2014
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    I promised you a closer look at the invitations that Courtney from Swiss Cottage Designs created for her Brooklyn wedding, and here they are!

    From Courtney: Our invites were quite possibly the hardest thing I had to do for my wedding. Given the fact that I design wedding invitations for a living, there was a bit of “gentle ribbing” from friends and family about their expectations. And frankly, designing for yourself is very hard! We didn’t really have a theme going into our wedding but one thing that kept coming up was music and the colors black and white.

    I knew I wanted the invite to be focused around a hand drawn illustration since that is what I love to do. We got married in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn which has some pretty awesome views. There is one iconic street that showcases the Manhattan Bridge with the Empire State Building nestled below, and I chose to draw that as our main image. 

    My personal favorite detail was the envelope liner. My friend is a photographer and looking through her pictures, I saw one of a guy with knuckle tattoos. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to incorporate that same idea into our suite somehow. Once I realized that “BROOKLYN” fit on the knuckles, it was a done deal!

    One of the important things for me was to have the invite sound like how we both actually speak. We have a very dry sense of humor and we really wanted that to come out in our copy.

    I really had my heart set on black envelopes so I knew addressing them would be an issue. In came the ridiculously talented Jenna of Love, Jenna calligraphy. She created the perfect look for our suite complete with little details to match back to our design.

    I finished the suite off with a black + gold twine from the awesome Knot + Bow, and had a die cut tag created to hold everything together. I love little silhouettes and created one of our hair to use throughout. Overall, we wanted our invites to set the tone for our wedding, but most importantly to make our friends and family laugh.

    Courtney also designs some fun day-of details, like drink stirrers, button pins, souvenir mugs, and a canvas tote.

    I’d say this playful invitation suite definitely set the tone for a super fun party! But don’t take my word for it – check out our post on Courtney and Paul’s wedding!

     

    Photos by Courtney Jentzen, Swiss Cottage Designs.

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    Invitation Design: Swiss Cottage Designs / Calligraphy: Love, Jenna Calligraphy / Twine: Knot & Bow
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  • Brooklyn Wedding from Weddings By Two

    12 May 2014
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