A wedding is many things — a beginning to a fulfilling marriage, a big party for family and friends, a milestone in life — which is why when a wedding day comes together in an absolutely beautiful way, there’s really nothing better! Today’s charming Sonoma wedding was one such momentous occasion, which celebrated the love of the bride and groom, Grace and Brandon, in a special and intimate way.
Words won’t really do this elegant and sophisticated day justice, so we’ll just hop right into this stunning day, captured by Brumley And Wells, with a few words from the bride!
From The Bride…
“Brandon and I met at our grad school orientation in San Francisco. After a handsome stranger approached me and introduced himself, I nervously bumbled my way through a conversation with him. Luckily, Brandon was swept away by my awkward charm, and I was happy to discover that he was as kind and hilarious as he was good looking. We quickly and easily became friends, and then more than that. We were both pursuing Masters degrees in Sport Management and, as avid sports fans, many of our relationship milestones occurred on the hallowed grounds of Bay Area sports venues: our first time hanging out outside of class; our first date; the night we became official. And then, after celebrating our first dating anniversary at the ballpark, Brandon proposed to me as post-game fireworks exploded in the background.”
Today’s celebration is a beautiful, classic wedding day that reminds us what weddings are all about — the marriage of two people! Ellis and Heath’s sweet southern chapel wedding was intimate and down to earth. Captured beautifully by Southern Jewel Photography, it’s clear that these two are over the moon about marrying each other! Some words from the photographer…
“This wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect! The sun was shining, the temperature was great (considering it’s May in South Carolina!), and there was a breeze that was swift enough to cool us off when it did get warm. Heath and Ellis chose the beautiful back drop of Collins Ole Towne in Central, SC for their wedding day.
From their first look to the sweet words during the ceremony, Heath and Ellis’s love radiated throughout the day.”
Read on for more beautiful southern wedding inspiration!
Laura Gordon Photography via Wedding Sparrow
When the seasons change and it gets a little colder, brides may find themselves thinking a more covered wedding dress would not only look amazing, but help to keep them warmer! We couldn’t agree more — long sleeve wedding dresses trend is going strong now more than ever, with real brides everywhere rocking tons of new styles. From plaid toppers to lacy sleeves and modern minimalist long sleeved dresses, the diversity in this style makes it a no-brainer for many fall brides.
Since we’re just getting into the fall now, we thought we’d round up some of our favorite long sleeve wedding dress looks from the past year which are perfect for any bride looking to stay a little more covered yet sexy on the big day.
You’re definitely going to swoon when you see today’s stunning and romantic boho garden wedding, shot by Joel Bedford! Giovanna and Nic were married at the lush and beautiful Twin Oaks Garden Estate in San Diego. And this is one gorgeous garden, people! With picturesque garden statues, verdant greenery and the prettiest wedding-worthy gazebo, everything about this wedding day was perfect. Giovanna’s stunning lace mermaid gown is a show-stopper, and their tented reception was decorated with elegant boho wedding details.
You must see more of this big day — there’s tons of amazing real wedding inspiration ahead. You don’t want to miss those golden hour photos after the ceremony… Read on for more beautiful images of Giovanna and Nic’s big day!