Category Archives: Bridal Style

Jan 23, 2018

This is one of my favorite weddings to share this time of year. It’s been 7 years since we traveled to Arkansas to do the December wedding for this couple. While the groom was running for public office, the bride was in her second year of law school and planning her wedding! She was graceful under pressure and both she and her family were a joy to work with.  We planned this grand fete in under 6 months and with only one site visit. This  dress still shines as a favorite. We were with her when she tried it on for the first time and you could just see how it was truly the one for her- a perfectly pleated silk faille Carolina Herrera masterpiece, paired with a vintage fur wrap for the chillier moments.

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Influenced by classic blue and white china, complimentary patterns were paired together throughout the printed pieces. Lettered Olive designed a custom monogram featuring a lion head door knocker, that the bride wanted to incorporate throughout.  We had custom velvet shoe bags made to use as the guest welcome bags. Full of champagne, local sparkling water, and snacks, guests had everything they would need for a pre wedding celebration.ceremony-collage

Pieces of the perfect blue and white fabric we found to use throughout the wedding decor, made the perfect bouquet wrap. The bride’s dress had a row of covered buttons, so we added that little detail for her on her flowers. Simple all white flowers (peonies and roses) were just the thing for this winter wedding.

The reception took place at Marlsgate Plantation just outside of Little Rock.  The couple did do a “first sight” at the plantation house before the ceremony. This worked so well for this event, since the sun sets a bit earlier this time of year. Liz Banfield was also able to steal the couple away to capture some amazing private moments before the sunset.

We scored a vintage lion’s head door knocker while out sourcing that we knew we had to snag to use somewhere- like the fabric covered escort card and “sign in” board.

Shades of blue in the ceiling upped the look of the all white dining room. Antique wrought iron chandeliers with pillar candles became amazing statement pieces.

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Special little touches like golden pillar candles, white velvet linens lined with thick blue piping, and lush white carpeting made for a warm, glowing, and breathtaking dining room. the letterpressed menus by Lettered Olive mimicked the fold out cards from the save the dates. Noted with the lions head monogram and calligraphied with each guest’s name at the place setting, the pull out menu pieces had guests keeping them all as take homes!

The 5 tier cake was hand painted with each different pattern used throughout the wedding printing and decor and was the centerpiece of the dining room.

A 40 foot bar covered in the blue and white damask fabric anchored the lounge tent with shelving to create a focal point for the blue votives.

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To give guests a different feel for dancing, we darkened up the lounge with navy blue and gold tones.

getaway-collageRice produced by the bride’s family’s business was packaged in custom stamped muslin pouches to toss during the couple’s getaway…Wishing our bride and groom the happiest of anniversaries.

 

 

1.23.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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photo by Corbin Gurkin

As the end of this wedding year comes to a close, we always like to look back on and thank our brides from this year for letting us collaborate with them on their perfect wedding day. Allie (pictured above) married Ryan at a family home on Sea Island, Ga. We can’t wait to share a big post with all of their details when we can, so stay tuned!

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Our glam girl, Gaby, married her love Ward in a super luxurious winter wedding at Kiawah Island, SC.

photo by Liz Banfield

We absolutely loved Molly and Jimmy’s wedding in the Hamptons this summer!

photo by Melanie Mauer

Hallie and Mitch married in sweet home ceremony on their family farm outside Lexington, KY.  Another one we can’t wait to share, because it was so pretty!

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This couple hailing from New York City took over resort town Bald Head Island, NC with big city sophistication. The bride  knows a thing or two about throwing an event having worked for Creative Edge Parties, so we had a blast planning all the details of her wedding together. I loved the beautiful architectural elements her amazing dress by Junko Yoshioko and birdcage veil by Sara Gabriel brought to the table.

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The famous landmark of the island, Old Baldy was a star of the scenery.

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The ceremony was held at the quaint Village Chapel on Bald Head Island.

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I love that moment of the bride and her father just before they walk down the aisle. What a treasure of a time for both of them to have before he presents her to start a new family. Whitebox Weddings captured the images of the day for them.

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The groom’s and groomsmens’ boutonierres were fashioned from a single cotton boll wrapped in burlap.

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The cotton blossom bouquets accented with berzillia berries complimented the slate gray and white color palette… Pops of bright orange were accented throughout.

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The island allows few cars, so golf carts are the main mode of transport… luckily that makes for fabulous photos.

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Having worked for a huge catering operation in New York City, the bride had an integral part of planning the fall menu.

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The seating cards for dinner were flags planted in boxes of cotton blossoms. Tables were named after each of the couple’s favorite songs instead of numbered.

Tara Guerard Soiree by Whitebox Photo

Dark fabric swathed the otherwise oversized and over white tent. This created a luxe intimacy that kept the seaside affair warm and comfortable but still had the aire of glamour.

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Modern square place settings worked with the menus designed by Regas NY. Vases were wrapped with cotton muslin to provide a softer glow during the evening dinner.

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The long tables were a favorite of guests that evening. Everyone felt as if they were at a dinner party they didn’t want to leave!

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The big square bar we created adjacent to the dinner tables made for a perfect spot for guests to cozy up for a cocktail during dancing or to catch up with an old friend.

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In lieu of a wedding cake, the couple offered individual banana puddings. Love this!

Tara Guerard Soiree by Whitebox Photo

The reception area offered these amazing views of the coastal marsh.  For more photos from this wedding, head here to Weddings Unveiled where it was featured.

1.23.18   |   TARA GUÉRARD
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