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Chicago Urban Art Society Wedding: Kristi + David!

This Chicago Urban Art Society wedding is gorgeous! Meet the breathtaking bride Kristi and her handsome husband David. Their Chicago wedding was this past August and it’s filled with amazing DIY details. The wedding’s personalized details included a chic wooden sign, romantic lighting, and handmade banner cake topper. Kristi looked stunning in her dress! Her gold colored jewelry and flower hairpiece are so alluring. Their wedding at the Chicago Urban Art Society was photographed by Bri, from Bri McDaniel Photography. See the lovely photos…

Chicago Urban Art Society Wedding

Chicago Urban Art Society wedding Bri McDaniel Photography

Bri tells us, “They set up a really fun photo booth with a neat back drop. It stands out to me because I am used to seeing photo booths with plain backdrops. I also loved the ceremony backdrop. It was shredded fabric, and very unique. They painted and sprayed coke and wine bottles for their table decor. They also had pictures of themselves strung up on a wall. It was so cute and really gave me insight into their cute love story.”

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Chicago Urban Art Society wedding Bri McDaniel Photography

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Chicago Urban Art Society wedding Bri McDaniel Photography

Chicago Urban Art Society wedding Bri McDaniel Photography

Chicago Urban Art Society wedding Bri McDaniel Photography

Chicago Urban Art Society wedding Bri McDaniel Photography

Chicago Urban Art Society wedding Bri McDaniel Photography

Chicago Urban Art Society wedding Bri McDaniel Photography

Chicago Urban Art Society wedding Bri McDaniel Photography

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See more weddings captured by Bri McDaniel Photography. Looking for your wedding vendors? Check out local wedding vendors for your wedding in The Bridal Book.

All images courtesy of Bri McDaniel Photography. All rights reserved.

Fall Leaves Wedding Garland >> Photo of the Day

If you’re planning a fall wedding or just a have a love for this time of year, then this fall leaves wedding garland will inspire you! This fall leaves wedding garland is crafted by Ayca from Couture by Ayca. These beautiful leaf garlands would be perfect for your fall wedding decor. You can use these garlands for wall accents, adorning your wedding tables, and even draped over your centerpieces. These would also look amazing hanging from a pergola or arbor if you’re getting married under one. Want to purchase them? Buy them here.

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Fall Leaves Wedding Garland

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Magical Wedding Sparkler Photo >> Photo of the Day

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Everyone loves a creative and defining wedding photo. This magical wedding sparkler photo is exactly that photo! Julie from Phase 3 Photography captured this image and leaves us wondering how she did it. If you love sparklers, ask your wedding photographer to get creative and snap a few photos like this one…

Magical Wedding Sparkler Photo

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Vintage Natural Inspired Wedding: Samantha + Christopher

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We love featuring real weddings on Emmaline Bride! This vintage natural inspired wedding is beautiful and we’re excited to share it with you. Samantha and Christopher’s wedding in Deep River, Connecticut has lots of DIY details, great photos, and an incredible theme! Their wedding was captured by Katie from Katie Slater Photography at the Lace Factory. See all the vintage natural inspired wedding details and hear what Katie and the bride, Samantha, have to say after the click…

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Katie says, “We love non-traditional wedding flowers! The florals created by Ashleigh’s Garden for Samantha and Christopher’s wedding are nothing short of bright, wild-flower amazingness. The gorgeous day is inspired by a vintage, natural feel. Nature is everywhere in this wedding from the organic, bright flower arrangements to the vintage bird-watching images on the tables. Did we mention the incredible terrarium centerpieces that Samantha created?! These two love birds took the already incredible Lace Factory venue and turned it into a greenhouse! Add in a vintage teal bicycle and we’re in love. It was so fun to be a part of this laughter-filled, nature-loving, detail-oriented day!”

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Samantha tells us, “We wanted a casual, intimate and vintage feel to our wedding. We focused the details on nature and the outdoors, which we both love. That’s where the trees, terrariums and birds came from. It was important to us that our guests had outdoors available to them, therefore our ceremony was outside and our venue allowed for guests to be inside and outside without missing out on the reception.

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“We tried to do as much DIY as possible! Most of our stationary was purchased on Etsy.com, which we then printed and assembled ourselves. The rest, like the menus and escort cards, we created completely from scratch, and glued each feather for a special touch! A friend even designed the train tickets we provided to our guests. My bridesmaids, mother and mother in law helped me to create all of the terrariums which were used as our centerpieces.”

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“We also printed large, black and white posters of all of our parents and grandparents wedding photos which I affixed to foam board in order to create a little gallery of wedding photos to use to decorate the reception venue. All of the signage was made by us as well! A close friend of ours also provided the ceremony music, and, along with some friends of his, the cocktail hour music. This was one of the best, most raved about, part of our wedding! There were very few details that we DIDN’T do ourselves. It was important to me that our wedding felt personal and special and I felt that DIY was the best way to make that happen!”

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“Everything about the day was perfect. It is hard to choose a favorite part. I have to say, I adored the flowers, they blew me away. But really, my favorite part was being surrounded by so much love and family. I have never been so happy in my life as I was that day.”

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Wedding Vendors:
Day of Coordinator: William Parkinson Events
Transportation: The Valley Railroad Company
Band: Major Motion Band
Caterer: Cloud 9
Venue: The Lace Factory
Florist: Ashleigh’s Garden
Hair: Sarah Archambault
Makeup: Bold Face Makeup
Dress: The White Dress by the Shore
Photography: Katie Slater

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All images courtesy of Katie Slater Photography. All rights reserved.

Peach and Mint Wedding Inspiration (+ Win!)

Hi, loves! Emma here. I’ve talked about my admiration for mint wedding ideas in the past, but add peach to the color palette and I’m in love! Today we’ve rounded up ten of our favorite peach and mint wedding ideas to inspire your color palette. This color combination is ideal for spring or summer weddings and you can decide to do mostly peach, mostly mint, or a healthy mix of both. They’re beautiful shades that complement each other nicely. Plus, to sweeten the post, we’ve teamed up with the ladies of Rustic Gem Jewelry to offer one of our favorite finds below as our newest wedding giveaway item! What is it? Read on to find out!

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