GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Cornflower Blue & Khaki

Happy Monday, Lovelies!!  Today, you get two inspiration boards for one low price!!!  FREE (as usual)!  We loved putting Cornflower Blue and Khaki together so much, but had a hard time deciding which direction we liked better…. A beachy theme or a sweet and serene theme.  So since we couldn’t decide, you get both!  Let us know which one you like better. :)

“Beachy”:

Or “Serene and Sweet”

“Beachy”:

Bride & Groom Image:  Image Courtesy of Allure Imagery

Cornflower Blue Tablescape:  Image Courtesy of Creative Photography by Stephanie

Embroidered Cornflower Blue Mary Janes:  Image Courtesy of Leah Powell Photography

Khaki Bridesmaid Dress:  Alfred Angelo

Cornflower Blue Beach Themed Wedding Cake:   Cakes to Remember            Image Courtesy of Jim Canole Photography

Cornflower Blue and Khaki Towel Favors:  Image Courtesy of Giselle Macfarlane Photography

Cornflower Blue Beach Themed Wedding Programs:  Image Courtesy of Catherine Hennessy Photography

Cornflower Blue Bridesmaid Dress: Alfred Angelo

Khaki Suit:  Banana Republic

 

“Sweet & Serene”:

Cornflower Blue Wedding Cake:  Bella Manse         Image Courtesy of Amanda Kraft Photography

Cornflower Blue Tablescape:  Image Courtesy of Creative Photography by Stephanie

Cornflower Blue Favor Tag:  Modern Wedding Photography

Embroidered Cornflower Blue Mary Janes:  Image Courtesy of Leah Powell Photography

Cornflower Blue Bridesmaid Dress: Alfred Angelo

Khaki Bridesmaid Dress:  Alfred Angelo

Bride & Groom Image:  Image Courtesy of Allure Imagery

Khaki Suit:  Banana Republic

Cornflower Blue Favor Boxes:  Jessica Quist Photography

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GSS Featured Wedding :: Jeanne & Chris’s Intimate Hawaiian Wedding :: Zasey Photography

Happy Hump Day, Lovelies!!! You’re all in for a treat today!!! Man, our submissions just keep getting better and better!!! Today’s fabulous featured wedding comes from Amber Strickler of Zasey Photography, a Houston, Texas based photographer. Amber has been so sweet and accommodating to GSS and we have truly enjoyed working with her on this feature.

Jeanne and Chris were married on April 15, 2012 at Sugarman Estate in MAUI, HAWAII!!  Wow, what an location! Jeanne was kind enough to answer a few questions for us:

Note from Jeanne about her beautiful brooch bouquet (Seen above):  I made my brooch bouquet from scratch. I took me about six months and is a mixture of brooches that have been in my family for a long time as well as new ones. I wrapped stem in silk ribbon topped with a pearl strand and two diamond letters “J” for Jeanne and “C” for Chris. I love this bouquet because I will have it forever because it will never die.

How did you and Chris meet? We met in a small town named Danbury, Texas. I was visiting my sister (she married a man from Danbury also) and Chris was good friends with him. Chris is also from Danbury.  Anyways, we were just hanging out and riding four-wheelers playing in the mud.  We’ve been together ever since. :)

How long have you been together? 5 years

How did your husband propose? I came home after a long 12 hour shift at the hospital (I am a nurse), and he surprised me when I got home.  It was totally unexpected.

Your dress is gorgeous, where did you get it and how did you know it was “the one”? It is a Paloma Blanca dress I  purchased at a store in River Oaks called Mia Bridal Couture.  I LOVE my dress.  I knew it was the one because I didn’t want to take it off. 

What persuaded you to have a destination wedding? Chris did not want a huge wedding here at home. Next best thing…..Hawaii!!!!

What sold you on your wedding venue? My wedding coordinator, Tori Rogers, gave me so many options. Sugarman Estate aka Honua Kai Lani was the one we chose and immediately we could tell there was something different about this location. It was very private and basically was a blank canvas for us to plan our perfect wedding.

What was your “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”? I had family brooches in my bouquet that I made as well as new ones. I borrowed a handkerchief from my mom because I knew I was going to cry when I was about to walk aisle and my garter was blue. (I didn’t really put much thought into this tradition.) 

What song did you dance to for your first dance? We love Texas country and one of our favorite songs is by Wade Bowen called “Who I am” the acoustic version. 

How did you choose your wedding color palette? I originally had chosen pastel colors, but everything was looking so monotone and we were having a sunset wedding outside in Hawaii so we decided that a brighter color was needed. Tangerine is the color of the year it seems.

Do you have any advice for bride and grooms that are in the planning process?  Having a wedding coordinator is key. Especially a destination wedding-  It is already stressful enough and a good one is essential. I don’t think my wedding would have turned out as great without mine. 

What was your favorite part of your big day? Everything. Not a single thing went wrong. If I had to pick one thing, it would be our private Polynesian Revue. It really ended things perfectly for the night. 

Vendors: 

Venue: Sugarman Estate/Honua Kai Lani

Dress: Paloma Blanca

Cake: Maui wedding cakes

Floral: Dellables

Linens: Pacific Event Group

Catering: Aloha Events Catering

DJ/Band: We had a Hawaiian trio

Ceremony Music:  Maui Harps

Videographer: Surefire Production

Invitations/Wedding Stationery: Memories of Today 

Event Planner: Hawaii Weddings by Tori Rogers

Thank you so much, Amber, for sharing this amazing wedding with us! Please stop by her website and her blog and show her some love! And thank you, Jeanne, for taking your time to answer our questions! We wish you and Chris a lifetime full of love, laughter, and happiness!!! May every day be better than the last!

If you have an engagement, wedding, day after, or anniversary session that you would like featured Please send it to us at submissions@groomsoldseparately.com. We HEART submissions!

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GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Turquoise & Tangerine

Since Pantone has declared Tangerine to be the color of 2012, we thought we’d put together a little inspiration board featuring Tangerine for you.  We chose Turquoise as a secondary color for this board.  We feel that these colors compliment each other perfectly.  These colors would be perfect for a summer or beachy wedding!

Tangerine Bowtie with Blue Shirt and Birdie Boutonniere:   Image Courtesy of Erik Ekroth Photography

Tangerine Clutch Handbag:  Cahoots Handbags

Tangerine Peep Toe Pumps: Christian Louboutin

Turquoise and Tangerine Wedding Invitations- Two Paperdolls

Turquoise and Tangerine Place Setting:  Laurie Cinotto

Turquoise and Tangerine Wedding Favor Box:  Laurie Cinotto

Turquoise and Tangerine Centerpiece: Image Courtesy of Merriment Design

Turquoise and Tangerine Reception Mood Image:  Image Courtesy of Union Photography

Turquoise and Tangerine Cake:  Amy Atlas

Turquoise and Tangerine Bridesmaid/Bride Image:  Image Courtesy of Union Photography

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GSS Featured Wedding :: Shasta & Lance’s Mexico Beach Wedding :: Arden Prucha Photography

Today’s fabulous featured engagement comes from Arden Prucha Photography a Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas based wedding photographer.  Does her name sound familiar?  It should!  We featured the amazing engagement session of Shasta & Lance back in December.  If you have never laid eyes on their super HOT engagement session, please click here to check it out!  And we’re so honored to being featuring their wedding today!!!  Arden has been so sweet and accommodating to GSS and we have truly enjoyed working with her on this feature. 

Shasta and Lance  were married on February 5, 2011 in Playa del Carmen.   Shasta was kind enough to answer a few questions for us:

How did you and Lance meet?  We met through mutual friends. I was finishing school and waiting tables and he came in with some friends. I blew him off on our first date- haha. Then we finally went out and I was in love.

How long have you been together?  We will be together two years in April. A true whirlwind romance.

How did Lance propose?  He got his mom and sister to come kidnap me for a day of shopping. I arrived home that night to a long stem rose on the door with a note. I opened the front door and there were over 200 candles and flowers everywhere. Took my breath away. There was a trail of Hershey kisses throughout the house with long stem roses and letters about why he loved me so much that he had hand written. I walked into the bedroom and he was on one knee. I started bawling. I couldn’t tell you what he said I just remember holding his face in my hands because his sweet voice was shaking.

What made you decide on a destination wedding?  We chose a destination wedding because we both wanted a non traditional more personal wedding. We both love the beach and both of our families are small and love to travel. I would definately recommend a destination wedding to anyone who is considering!

What sold you on your wedding venue?  We knew that we wanted to have our wedding in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico because that is where we had our first vacation and it only takes 2 hours to get there. I researched resorts for many many hours! I fell in love with Azul Sensatori because of the beautiful modern decor and their attention to detail of weddings. It was an all around wonderful experience.

Your dress is gorgeous, where did you get it and how did you know it was “the one”?  Thank you! I found my dress at Stardust Celebrations in Dallas, Texas. I tried on about 14 dresses and saved my favorite for last. It was a beautiful Monique Lhuilllier. I put it on and my mom said i had the biggest smile on my face and i said “This is IT”!

What song did you dance to for your first dance?  Brad Paisley “Then” Its an amazing song :)

What was your “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”?  My something old was my great grandmothers hankerchief, something new was the diamond earrings my dad gave me, something borrowed and blue was my mother’s garter.

How did you choose your wedding color palette?  My favorite color has always been blue and I met with my wedding invitation designer and she had these beautiful peacock blue envelopes and I went from there. Its a hard color to match! Then i loved the blue with hot pink flowers.

Do you have any advice for brides that are in the planning process?  The main advice I would have is go with what you want. Don’t try and please others. Be true to what you feel in your heart and it will turn out beautiful!

Vendors:

Venue: Azul Sensatori Riviera Maya, Mexico   

Dress: Monique LhuillierStardust Celebrations Dallas, Texas

Cake: Azul Sensatori Riviera Maya, Mexico   

Floral: Azul Sensatori Riviera Maya, Mexico   

Linens: Azul Sensatori Riviera Maya, Mexico   

Catering: Azul Sensatori Riviera Maya, Mexico   

DJ/Band: my ipod :)

Videographer: Azul Sensatori Riviera Maya, Mexico   

Invitations/Wedding Stationery: Caroline Hull at www.carolinecreates.com

Event Planner: www.destinationweddings.com

Thank you so much, Arden, for sharing this amazing destination wedding with us!  Please stop by her website and blog and show her some love!  And thank you, Shasta, for taking your time to answer our questions!  We hope your wedding was everything that you have ever dreamed of and wish you and Lance a lifetime full of love, laughter, and happiness!!!  May every day be better than the last!

If you have an engagement, wedding, day after, or anniversary session that you would like featured- Please send it to us at submissions@groomsoldseparately.com.  We HEART submissions!

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GSS Featured Wedding :: Allison Reisz Photography :: Luba & Scott’s Hilton Head Island Wedding

Today’s fabulous features wedding comes from Allison Reisz Photography, a Savannah/Hilton Head Island wedding photographer.  Allison has been so sweet and accommodating to GSS and we have truly enjoyed working with her on this feature.

Luba and Scott were married on May 29, 2010 at the Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  Luba was kind enough to answer a few questions for us: 

How did you and Scott meet?  It’s an old fashioned love story… we met at a bar. Actually, we met at a bar twice. The first time was when I was still in college in Boston and we met out in NYC one night. I wasn’t looking to start anything since we lived in different cities, so I wasn’t very responsive. I moved to NYC a few months later and we randomly saw each other at a bar again. We went out to dinner soon after and have been together since.

How long have you been together?  On our wedding day, it had been almost 5 years.

We are in LOVE LOVE LOVE with Luba’s Valentino shoes!!!

How did Scott propose?  The day before we were leaving for a trip to St. Petersburg, Russia (where I’m from), he arranged a spa day for me to relax.  Afterwards, I was handed an envelope with instructions to go to the Tribeca Grand Hotel. The room was filled with flowers and there was a gift with instructions to open it. He had gotten me a dress and brought several pairs of my shoes plus the entire contents of my make-up drawer so that I could get ready for dinner. He showed up about an hour later and popped the question. We enjoyed some wine & cheese in the room and then headed to dinner. The next day he had organized a family brunch prior to our departure overseas.

Your dress is gorgeous, where did you get it and how did you know it was “the one”?  It was actually my sister’s Vera Wang gown from her wedding 10 years earlier. Her wedding had been more formal and the dress was originally a ballgown.  I wanted more of a mermaid style and was able to find a bridal seamstress recommended by the Vera Wang bridal salon who was able to make it happen!

What was your “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”?   “Something old” – was my dress… “something new” – my shoes… and “something blue” – my bridesmaids dresses

What sold you on your wedding venue?  We loved the fact that there were so many activities for people to do in addition to the actual wedding. It was Memorial Day Weekend and Hilton Head was a trip for all of our guests, so we wanted to make sure everyone would have a good time. We also wanted an outdoor ceremony and loved the beautiful location on the golf course… plus Scott is obsessed with golf!

How did you choose your wedding color palette?  I knew I wanted something simple and elegant. It was mostly creams with a touch of gold. I chose the blue for the girls to brighten it up a bit for the beginning of summer and the color looked great in our outdoor pictures.

What was your favorite part of your big day?  My favorite part of the day was walking back up the aisle with Scott right after the ceremony.  All of the stress had melted away and it was time to celebrate!

What song did you dance to for your first dance?  Green Eyes by Coldplay

Do you have any advice for brides that are in the planning process?  No matter what… you are going to stress. But, everything works out, even if its not exactly how you pictured it. Everyone told me  to try to enjoy it all when the day finally comes because it is over before you know it… and this is very true!  You can plan and prepare, but don’t sweat the small stuff on the day of. You want to enjoy it!

Vendors:

Photographer:  Allison Reisz Photography

Venue: Sea Pines Resort

Dress: Vera Wang with alterations by Esin from Sew Elegant

Cake: We had cupcakes from Sea Pines Resort.

Floral: Freshcuts

Linens:  Sea Pines Resort

Catering:  Sea Pines Resort

Band: The Travis Allison Band

Invitations/Wedding Stationery: Vizcaya from the Dauphine Press Coral Collection

Thank you so much, Allison, for sharing this amazing wedding with us!  And thank you, Luba, for taking your time to answer our questions!  We wish you and Scott a lifetime full of love, laughter, and happiness!!!  May every day be better than the last!

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