GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Orange & Red

We love how bright and rich the color palette of Orange and Red is.  This palette is extremely versatile as it could be used any time of the year.  Normally, one would think of Orange and Red as a very Autumnal color palette.  But by brightening up the hues of Orange and Red, this palette would make a phenomenal Spring or Summer wedding color palette!

Red Boutonniere:   Jean-Marie Designs         Image Courtesy of Paige Eden Photography

Orange Ring Shot:  Image Courtesy  of Stephanie Williams Photography

Red Bridesmaid Dress:  David’s Bridal

Orange and Red Table Numbering:  Image Courtesy of Harrison Studio

Orange and Red Centerpiece:  Details of I Do         Image Courtesy of John Arcara Photography

Bride and Groom with Orange Parasol:  Image Courtesy of Jules Bianchi Photography

Orange and Red Bridal Bouquet:  Chris Wagner            Image Courtesy of Olivia Leigh Photographie

Orange and Red Wedding Invitation:  Image Courtesy of Geoff White Photography

Orange and Red Wedding Cake:  JollyBe Bakery

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GSS Featured Wedding :: Nikki & Blake’s Gorgeous Ashton Gardens Wedding :: Kelly Hornberger Photography

Happy Thursday, Lovelies!!!  Today’s fabulous featured engagement comes from Kelly Hornberger of Kelly Hornberger Photography, a Houston, Texas based wedding photographer.   Kelly has been so sweet and accommodating to GSS and we have truly enjoyed working with her on this feature.

Nikki and Blake were married on October 22, 2011 in a beautiful ceremony at the Ashton Gardens in Houston, Texas.  Nikki was kind enough to answer a few questions for us:

How did you and Blake meet?  Blake knew my family in high school through playing baseball with my older brother (Brian).  Both Blake and Brian ended up going to Stanford University to play baseball. Blake and I were introduced on a trip while I was visiting Stanford with my family.

How long have you been together?  Blake and I have been together 5 years.

How did your husband propose?  We went to Las Vegas with both his parents and my parents and surprised me with proposing and having Brian there too.(It was important to me that Brian be there for our engagement, because he is in the military and we weren’t sure if he would be able to attend our wedding). He got down on a knee in front of everyone at the Bellagio fountains then soon after that Brian and two friends from college came around the corner. It was amazing.

What sold you on your wedding venue?  Ashton Gardens was our wedding venue. The people were amazing there. Our wedding coordinator, Katelyn was so helpful. But we liked that location because we liked the idea of having the chapel and reception location right next to each other. We had a lot of out of town guests so location was another factor. Ashton Gardens was easy to get to from the airports, and our hotel we had rooms for our guests were 6 miles away.

Your dress is gorgeous, where did you get it and how did you know it was “the one”?   I got my wedding dress at Weddings by Debbie in Katy off of the Katy Freeway. I tried on two dresses and knew I was done. My wedding consultant actually showed me a dress in one of the books there and said “I think this dress would be perfect for you”, I said “ok” and ordered it. I had never actually tried on my dress until after I ordered it.  I just tried on styles similar to it. But it was a one strap and A-line just like I wanted, so I went for it.

What was your “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”?   My Something old and borrowed was my great grandmother’s ring. Something new- my wedding dress and Something blue -my underwear.

How did you choose your wedding color palette?   Our color palette was easy to choose. We both loved the deep, rich fall colors- so that was our inspiration. We chose the reds, yellows and oranges and to add a pop of something different we decided to do navy blue throughout the wedding.

What song did you dance to for your first dance?  Our first dance was Scotty McCreery, “I love you this big.”

Do you have any advice for bride and grooms that are in the planning process?  Our advice to other bride and grooms would be plan your wedding together. Blake was included in every decision that was made. He wanted to be included as well so it made it fun for both of us to be apart of it.

What was your favorite part of your big day?   My favorite part of the day was walking down the isle and seeing his face when he saw me all decked out and in my dress. I was so worried that he wouldn’t like my dress because before I went dress shopping he told me nothing “poofy”, he would like something more form fitting…well as you can tell from the pictures, that is not what he got. But he said he loved my dress and couldn’t have pictured me in anything else. I also couldn’t wait to see all of our planning finally come together, after almost two years.

Vendors:

Venue: Ashton Gardens

Dress: Weddings by Debbie

Cake: Who Made The Cake?

Floral: Flowers by Lisa

Linens: Ashton Gardens provided off white linens

Catering: provided by Ashton Gardens

DJ/Band: JPL Entertainment

Videographer: We didn’t have one.

Invitations/Wedding Stationery: Avalon Stationery 

Event Planner: Katelyn Kohli provided by Ashton Gardens

Thank you so much, Kelly, for sharing this amazing wedding with us!  Please stop by her website and show her some love!  And thank you, Nikki, for taking your time to answer our questions!  We hope your wedding was everything that you have ever dreamed of and wish you and Blake 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 :: Fall Wedding!!!

Happy Monday, Lovelies!!  If you haven’t noticed, we sure do love fall.  Fall is such a beautiful time of year.  We love the warm, rich colors that fall brings… Bright reds, oranges, yellow, and rich golds.  So with that said, we thought we’d put together a little fall wedding inspiration board for you.  Enjoy!

Fall Bride:  Image Courtesy of Across the Miles Photography

Brown Suit with Orange Necktie and Fall Boutonniere:  Narber’s Floral Company         Image Courtesy of Amanda Kraft Photography

Fall Centerpiece:  Katie Elfers Inspired Floral Design             Image Courtesy of TM Photography

Long Brown Bridesmaid Dress:  Alfred Sung via Dessy

Fall Wedding Favors:  Martha Stewart Weddings

Fall Flower Girls:  Martha Stewart Weddings

Fall Wedding Cake:  Real Simple

Fall Wedding Invitations:  Shine Wedding Invitations

Fall Bridal Bouquet:  Katie Elfers Inspired Floral Design          Image Courtesy of TM Photography

Fall Wedding Ceremony Decor:  Weddingdecorations.com

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GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Orange & Black :: Halloween Inspired Wedding

Happy Monday, Lovelies!!!  We hope you enjoyed your weekend!  We imagine most of you put on your scariest, silliest or sexiest costumes and partied it up.  We LOVE Halloween!  (Who doesn’t?!)  So we thought it would be fun to put together an Orange and Black Halloween inspired wedding inspiration board.  We think it turned out beautifully, if we do say so ourselves!  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Black Bridesmaids Dresses with Orange Bouquets:  Dahlia Designs          Image Courtesy of Marni Rothschild Pictures

Black and Orange Wedding Cake:  Sweetest Perfections

Wedding Dress with Black Sash:   Enzoani Diana

Orange, Black and White Damask Centerpiece:  Image Courtesy of Lisa Rigby Photography

Black Lace Votive Candle:  Blue Velvet Chair

Orange Boutonniere:  The Aspen Branch             Image Courtesy of Audrey Hannah Photo

Black and Orange Wedding Invitation:  Zazzle

Halloween Wedding Favors:  Image Courtesy of Lisa Rigby Photography

Halloween Wedding  Tank Top:  Image Courtesy of Lisa Rigby Photography

Side Note:  If you really dig the idea of having a Halloween wedding, you HAVE to check out Erica and Mike’s wedding by Lisa Rigby Photography.  Talk about Halloween chic!  Click here to see it!

 

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GSS Wedding Inspiration Board :: Chocolate Brown and Orange :: Rustic Chic

Have we mentioned that we’re OH SO READY FOR FALL?!  We’ve had 100+ degree weather here in Texas for way too long now and we’re just begging for the cooler temps of Fall.  Check out this Fall inspired, Rustic Chic Chocolate Brown and Orange wedding inspiration board.  Although the color palette of Chocolate Brown and Orange can be used anytime of the year, we’re putting a Fall spin on it.  Fall, please come quickly!

 

Brown and Orange Wedding Programs:  Image Courtesy of Alea Moore Photography

Brown and Orange Bride and Groom Shoes and Socks:  Image Courtesy of Fuse Photographic

Brown Bridesmaids Dresses with Orange Bouquets:  Image Courtesy of The Youngrens Photography

Brown and Orange Wedding Reception Decor:  Image Courtesy of Sweet Monday Photography

Brown Suit with Orange Necktie and Orange Boutonniere:  Narber’s Floral Company            Image Courtesy of Amanda Kraft Photography

Brown and Orange Placesetting:  E. Stephen Hein Floral          Image Courtesy of  Angela Anderson Photography

Brown and Orange Wedding Sign:  Image Courtesy of Audrey Hannah Photo

Brown and Orange Centerpiece:  Bloomsters                  Image Courtesy of Stella Alesi Photography

Brown and Orange Wedding Cake:  Image Courtesy of Skye Blu Photography

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GSS Featured Wedding :: Kelsey & Bryan’s Rustic Fall Texas Wedding :: Ryan Price Photography

Happy Friday, Lovelies!!!  Today’s fabulous featured wedding was submitted to us by Ryan Price of  Ryan Price Photography, a Texas based wedding photographer.  Ryan has been so sweet and accommodating to GSS and we have truly enjoyed working with him on this feature.

Kelsey and Bryan were married on August 28, 2010 at Amber Springs  in Montgomery, Texas.  What a beautiful venue! Kelsey was kind enough to answer a few questions for us:

 How long have you and Bryan been together?  We’ve been together for 4 and a half years. 

   

What sold you on your wedding venue?   I wanted something outdoors and rustic but that had an indoor venue for the reception that could be used as a back up in case of bad weather. 

Your dress is gorgeous, where did you get it and how did you know it was “the one”?  Honestly, this is a funny question. I hate shopping and especially trying on clothes. As excited as I was to get married, finding a wedding dress still fit into that shopping/trying on clothes category. We had 3 dress appointments one day to look at dresses. The one I picked was at the first store, and it was maybe the third dress I tried on. I knew it was “the one” cause it had pockets, everyone loved it, it was reasonably priced, and I didn’t want to shop anymore. I canceled the other appointments and stopped looking. Done & done!   Haha!

What was your “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”?  One of my bridesmaids gave me a bracelet on the wedding day that was blue, I borrowed another one of my bridesmaid’s rings that was borrowed and old, and then everything else I had was new.

How did you choose your wedding color palette?  My favorite colors are shades of blue and I wanted summer colors… I didn’t really stick to one color palette.  I just went with whatever I liked and looked good.

What song did you dance to for your first dance?   Everything” by Michael Buble.

Do you have any advice for brides that are in the planning process?  Everything can get done… even at the last minute. I waited until about 3 weeks before to do cakes, flowers & many other little tasks… more expensive doesn’t always mean better. The best thing I did was completely stop stressing and worrying about anything a few days before. What’s done is done and what’s not isn’t but you might as well enjoy yourself.

What was your favorite part of your big day?  Oh gosh, I don’t have any complaints at all… the whole thing was my favorite. There were a few things that I was really pleasantly surprised by… my DJ went over and beyond his normal DJ duties, making sure the wedding party and my family always had a drink or food if they wanted it. He made sure Bryan and I sat down and ate something. If he hadn’t gone and made us a plate, I would have never eaten my own food! The wedding planner just made everything so easy and laid back for my family and I.

Vendors:

Venue: Amber Springs, Montgomery, TX
Dress: Forgot the brand name….
Cake: Again, I forgot…
Floral: Serendipity Floral – Barbara Swope-Bickley (Lover her!)
Linens: Dont remember.. somewhere in Houston that my wedding planner had a friend!
Catering: Tavola Bistro
DJ/Band: Dynamic DJ – Cory Bean
Videographer:  We didn’t have one…
Invitations/Wedding Stationery: Invitation Consultants
Event Planner: Jennifer Wood

Thank you so much, Ryan, for sharing this amazing wedding with us!  Please stop by his website and blog and show him some love!  And thank you, Kelsey, for taking your time to answer our questions!  We wish you and Bryan 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 :: Alyssa & Austin’s Fall Texas Wedding :: Stephanie Davis Photography

Happy Hump Day, Lovelies!!!  Today’s fabulous featured wedding comes from Stephanie Davis of Stephanie Davis Photography, a Texas based wedding photographer.  Does Stephanie and the couple’s name sound familiar?  It should!  We featured the steamy engagement session of  Alyssa and Austin back in July- AND Alyssa and Austin’s engagement session was the BIG WINNER of our prestigious Best Feature of 2010 Award!!!!  (If you have never laid eyes on this awesome engagement session, please click here to check it out!)  We thought it would be fun to follow up one of our engagement features with a feature of their wedding… And we were right!  Talk about a beautiful wedding of an absolutely stunning Bride and Groom!!!

Stephanie has been so sweet and accommodating to GSS and we have truly enjoyed working with her on this feature.

Alyssa and Austin were married in October of 2010 at Fielder Road Baptist Church.  Alyssa was kind enough to answer a few questions for us:

How did you and Austin meet? Austin and I met through my college roommate my freshman year (his junior year) at Texas A&M University.

 

How long have you been together? We have been together for almost 5 years now – whoa!

How did Austin propose? Austin proposed in front of a couple hundred people (he was shouting, mind you!) at the Procter & Gamble House for American Athletes at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

What sold you on your wedding venue? We were married at Fielder Road Baptist Church – this is where I grew up going to church and where my parents were married as well almost 25 years ago. Our reception was held at the Arlington Museum of Art – I loved the idea of having it at an art museum!

Your dress is gorgeous, where did you get it and how did you know it was “the one”? I found my dress at Lang’s Bridal in Arlington, TX. As soon as I tried it on I knew it was the one – I just *felt* beautiful, and I knew Austin would love it as well.

What song did you dance to for your first dance? I Have and Always Will by Dave Barnes.

What was your “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”? Old – my great grandmother’s handkerchief in my bouquet; New – my dress; Borrowed – my sister’s-in-law garter; Blue – my earrings.

How did you choose your wedding color palette? We were married in October so I chose very fall colors – brown, sage green, orange, dark purple.

 

Do you have any advice for brides that are in the planning process? ENJOY this time. It’s so easy to get stressed over all the details. Your wedding day will go by so quickly – and then it’s over. So take it slow and have fun!

What was your favorite part of your big day? Stephanie suggests to her brides to do what she calls a “First Look.” This is when the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony. It was such a sweet, intimate time for just the 2 of us and we have amazing pictures as a result!

Vendors:

Venue:  Church: Fielder Road Baptist Church; Reception: Arlington Museum of Art (Arlington, TX)

Dress:  Allure Bridal via Lang’s Bridal (Arlington, TX)

Cake:  The Cake Guys

Floral:  Ft Worth Flower Market (do NOT recommended!!)

Linens:  Taylor’s Rentals

Catering:  Affairs to Cater (delicious!)

DJ/Band:  BMac Productions (loved him!)

Videographer:  We didn’t have one :(

Invitations/Wedding Stationery:  We bought our invitations from Hobby Lobby and had them printed.

Event Planner:  No one official, but my mom (Jennifer Anderson) did a GREAT job :)

Thank you so much, Stephanie, for sharing this amazing wedding with us!  Please stop by her website and show her some love!  And thank you, Alyssa, for taking your time to answer our questions!  We wish you and Austin 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 :: Eric & Aubrey’s San Diego Winery Wedding :: EE Photography

Happy Hump Day, Lovelies!!!  We’re halfway through this work week! YAY!  Today we have a fabulous submission from Erin of EE Photography.  EE Photography is based out of the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area. 

Side Rant:  Does the name EE Photography sound really familiar to you?  It should… Back in October, we ran this fabulous “Bohemian Meets Farm” styled photo shoot by Amanda Marie Portraits and EE Photography AND then EE Photography ran a giveaway for a free photo shoot all of November on GSS!  So, if you can’t tell, we just LOVE EE Photography!!!

Aubrey and Eric were married in San Diego, California at St. Gregory the Great and hosted their beautiful reception at The  Bernardo Winery on November 6, 2010.  Aubrey was kind enough to answer a few questions for us:

How did you and Eric meet?   We were cast in a play together as husband and wife. Eric is a co-founder of Furious Theatre Company in Los Angeles and they were doing the world premiere of “An Impending Rupture of the Belly” by Matt Pelfrey. Eric was already cast in the role of the husband but they put out a casting call for the role of his wife and had over 400 submissions! I was lucky enough to be cast opposite him as his wife and apparently the chemistry was good enough to carry over into real life :)

How long have you been together?  Three and a half years. 

How did Eric propose?  Eric proposed to me on a trip to Italy in front of the Trevi Fountain in Rome. Legend has it that if a visitor tosses a coin in the fountain, they are ensured to return to Rome. Eric asked me to close my eyes, throw a coin in the fountain and make a wish. When I opened my eyes, he was down on one knee.

What sold you on your wedding venue?  We were originally looking for a winery (we love wine!) and when we were doing our research, we came upon The Bernardo Winery. When we got to the grounds and started walking around we realized it was a perfect blend of our two families – it had a quaint, rustic feel that reminded us of Eric’s Texas home and the family that started the winery was from Sicily, the same Italian place that my dad’s family (the Saverinos) were from! As for the wedding ceremony, we chose St. Gregory the Great, a church that my family had been a part of when I was a child. The congregation started out in an office with folding chairs but over the course of my childhood, my parents helped contribute to the building of this beautiful new church. 

Your dress is gorgeous, where did you get it and how did you know it was “the one”?    The dress is from a boutique in La Mesa, California called “Amour Bridal“. I was out to lunch with my mom after I got engaged, but it was still over a year away from the wedding. She suggested we just pop in a few places to get some ideas, since I didn’t know exactly what I was looking for at the time. When we went into Amour Bridal, I saw this dress on the hanger and thought I’d never seen anything like it! It was too unique not to try on. I’d only tried on a few other dresses but once I put this one on, I knew it was the one. 

What was your “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”? 

My something old was a gift from my mother’s best friend who recently passed away – it was a beautiful chocolate brown garter that she had worn on her wedding day.

My dress, shoes and unique flower headpiece (created by my Aunt Pam) were all new so I figured the “something new” category was pretty covered :)

Something borrowed were a pair of pearl earrings from my mother and my something blue was a sapphire ring my mother gave me. 

What song did you dance to for your first dance?  Eric & I danced to Ingrid Michaelson’s cover of “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. We wanted something classic with a twist and since we had both discovered Ingrid Michaelson at a concert we went to in Los Angeles, we thought using her cover of the song would be perfect!

How did you choose your wedding color palette?  We chose fall colors for our wedding palette – deep browns and greens, with accents of copper, yellow, orange and burgundy. We wanted the colors to complement the colors of the outdoor fall reception at the winery and my aunt took the idea and ran with it. She did an amazing job incorporating those colors into the bouquets and all the arrangements and decorations for the reception. 

Do you have any advice for brides that are in the planning process?  It’s easy to get hung up & stressed out about tiny details, but always remember the bigger picture: this is day where so many people you love and care about come together to celebrate the two of you, and that doesn’t happen very often. So be present, enjoy the moment and don’t sweat the small stuff 😉

What was your favorite part of your big day?  Honestly, it’s hard to pick just one – but we’d have to say the best part was being surrounded by our family and friends. It was such a fantastic day and we are extremely grateful to everyone who helped make it so special. 

Vendors:

Venue: The ceremony was at St. Gregory the Great in San Diego & the reception was at The  Bernardo Winery 

Dress: purchased at Amour Bridal 

Bridesmaid dresses: Two Birds  

Cake: Vegan cupcakes from Cupsin La Jolla, CA

Floral:Courtesy of Aubrey’s very talented aunt & independent florist – Pamela Tamkin

Catering: Cafe Merlot at The Bernardo Winery

DJ/Band: Jeremy Jones at Party People Mobile Entertainment 

Event Planner:Aubrey, Ashley Saverino (sister of the bride/Maid of Honor) & Connie Saverino (mother of the bride) :)

Thank you so much, Erin, for sharing this amazing wedding with us!  Please stop by her website and blog and show her some love!  And thank you, Aubrey, for taking your time to answer our questions!  We wish you and Eric 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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