Classic Black and White Church Wedding: Jenna and Clay

A black and white wedding never fails to amaze, and Jenna and Clay’s is definitely the latest example of such a classic wedding. Kissed by St. Simons Island sunshine, Cailin Smith Photography showed us the perfect match of black and white, which made the day something truly special.

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Although black isn’t the obvious choice for bridesmaids on a summer’s day, it was a look that the chief bridesmaid had decided upon with her bride and she set about contacting us to arrange these gorgeous dresses that looked well, pretty amazing on the day! The dresses were certainly different, but teamed with bright dazzling sunflowers the bridesmaids looked beautiful and very summery.

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The photographer spoke continual love and laughter throughout the day. Amazingly enough, Jenna and Clay’s were married in the same church as Clay’s parents. What a fantastic family tradition to pass on to the future generation. We wish the happy couple a lifetime of happiness.

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photography: Cailin Smith Photography
Bridesmaid Dresses: Tulle and Chantilly
Order Info:
Order No.2570
Order Style:TBQP237
Order colors: Black(chiffon #98) on color chart

Church: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Venue: Village Creek Landing
Cake: Hollaways Bakery
DJ: T&Z DJ Services
Flowers: A Courtyard Florist
The Dress Jenna Purchased

long strapless sweetheart chiffon bridesmaid dresses

Classy Halloween Inspired Wedding Ideas and Bridesmaid Dresses

It amazes me how quickly each year passes and although I’m amazed Halloween is fast approaching once again, I’m also starting to get excited about what to wear for this years party or even more exciting, this years wedding. There’s always one friend who chooses to marry in autumn and decide upon a harvest feast with a slightly spooky touch to the theme. Trying to guess what will be seen at this year’s venue, we went in search of some new and exciting ideas that have been getting lots of attention! So here’s to all your brides to be planning a Halloween spectacular.

Halloween Inspired Wedding Ideas Planning Details

Keep it Light Hearted

Brides and Grooms have really been trying to tame this theme by keeping the idea light hearted and not so in your face. They are choosing to add subtle hints here and there with fun signs dotted around and quirky pumpkin cut outs.

Halloween Themed Wedding Ideas with Pumpkin Details

photo credits: Wedding Omania; One Fab Day

Get Crafty

This is such a good season to get crafty in, you have hard wearing fruit and vegetables, like apples and pumpkins that can easily be carved, painted and decorated in whatever way you want. Some brides have chosen to have floating candles with the use of apples and glittery pumpkins that look nothing short of amazing.

Black and Orange Pumpkin Fall Halloween Wedding Ideas

photo credits: Cary Pennington Photography via Bridal Guide

Do things Intricately

This year it’s all about intricate details, so if you do have the time and the resources, why not go for a real intricate lace pattern on your pumpkin and dress you and your maids in beautiful lace gloves, headwear and veils.

Classy Halloween Inspired Wedding Themes with Lace Details

photo credits: Pinterest; April Smith & Co. Photography via Bridal Guide

Select Seasonal Snacks

Make the use of seasonal treats, not just for decorations but also for many tasty snacks and introductory drinks if you’re feeling imaginative. There are some real fab ideas out there, but here are some of our favorites.

Seasonal Halloween Trick or Treats Wedding Ideas and Snacks Details

photo credits: The Sweetest Occasion; Pinterest

Keep Colors Traditional

Do stick to shades of burnt oranges, oaky browns and charcoal! It’s important to use these colors, but be careful not to overload everything with these strong vibrant shades. Try to water the look down with lighter tones of these select colors and don’t be afraid to add a wee bit of white in there too.

Orange Halloween Pumpkin Inspired Rustic Fall Wedding Ideas

photo credits: Pinterest; Inspired By This

For those simply looking for a little inspiration there are  some other ideas that got us enthusiastic for this ghostly season. Just contact us at [email protected] if you have other ideas!

Lindsey McKeon and Brant’s Outdoor Vineyard Wedding

Nestling in the beautiful hills of the Santa Ynez Valley, California, the Sogno del Fiore property witnessed how wonderful and perfect Lindsey and Brant’s wedding was. The admirable couple and their family and friends showed us the true love and happiness from Frances Iacuzzi Photography shoots.

Lindsey and Brant's Wedding photos

Lindsey’s Vera Wang wedding dress, simple yet gorgeous, looked so beautiful with her black peep-toe heels. The black bridesmaid dresses were the perfect complement to the Vera Wang dress and the wedding setting. We love these mismatched bridesmaid dresses styles.

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Brant wore dark gray suits with black shirt and purple tie, looking so handsome with his groomsmen. We know how happy he was, especially from the shoot that he and Lindsey looked at each other.

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The adoring couple showed everyone a majestic black wedding. We know that from the details of their wear and bouquets. Well, the whole wedding decoration leads us to this black world. Cakes, table settings, black ribbons and cards, elegant black decorated the wedding mysteriously and beautifully.

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The wonderful day was finished to dancing and singing. Congratulations to this happy couple.

after wedding party

Photography: Frances Iacuzzi Photography
Bride and Groom: Lindsey and Brant
Wedding Dress: Black of Vera Wang