(Above) More and more brides are including Fido and Fluffy in their big day—they’re part of the family, after all. Barking Vows makes it easy with full pet services, including transportation to and from (plus they donate a portion of the proceeds to an animal-friendly organization). Here, even the leash and collar are garlanded—now that’s what we call fetching.
(Below) Palest florals and a graceful spray of greenery take the classic three-tier cake, from Cake Expressions, Inc., to the refined next level.
(Above) Opulence abounds in this Justin Alexander Signature gown from Dream Dress Express. All-over beadwork and the plunging Sabrina neckline keep it posh; with sheer stretch mesh, peekaboo details never looked so good. The lavish bouquet by I Bloom. includes snow-dusted thistle, roses, lisianthus and panda anemone.
(Below) A modern take on the sweetheart table: Gold-plated candlesticks frame the floral centerpiece amid the rustic-luxe surroundings of the Wilderness Ridge. A floral centerpiece from I Bloom. is set in a sleek glass vase for effortless style.
(Above) White-on-white returns in the table setting, with layered porcelain plates; black glass Champagne flutes bring the drama. Coppery-gold cutlery adds warmth, while a sprig of the eternal evergreen makes a playful cameo nestled in the green table linen.
(Below) From RSVP, the letterpress invitation suite, by Jessica Downs for Bella Figura, features barely-there type in Garamond font printed in cobblestone-gray ink. Garlands of greenery wend their way throughout.
(Above) Placed at the reception entrance, this swank placecard frame, wreathed in seasonal boughs, puts the “ease” in “easel”: guests have only to find their name, then guide themselves to their seats—no wondering or wandering required.
(Below) The timeless fit-and-flare cut lets brides indulge in their flouncy and sultry sides, all in one stunning gown. Think spare elegance and glam don’t mix? Think again. Drop earrings in quartz, mother-of-pearl and diamonds from Borsheims highlight the glowing bride, with extra shimmer courtesy of Bobbys and Blush’s hair and makeup (and the joyful day, of course).
(Above) The precision-set diamond halo ring with diamond shank is designed for maximum sparkle, so you’ll think of that special “I do” moment every time it catches the light.
Text: Judy Arginteanu
Photos: Emily Jessen Photography
Art Direction, design and styling: Ashley Nicole Photography + Design
Design/styling assistance: Rachel J. Events
Venue: Wilderness Ridge
Florals: I Bloom.
Cake: Cake Expressions, Inc.
Rentals: United Rentals
Hair and makeup: Bobbys and Blush
Ring Box; The Mrs. Box
Pup: Barking Vows
Model: Lizzy Waite, Sasha Models