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Newport, Rhode Island Wedding with True Event & Leila Brewster

If you follow us much, you know about our total obsession with True Event. When paired with images by Leila Brewster, the results are truly magical. Check out this “Father of the Bride-esque” affair that we were honored to be part of! You can see our design in the napkins, welcome bags, and cocktail napkins!

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Here are a few juicy details from the girls over at True Event:

This exquisite wedding made us yearn for warmer days. Katie and Gui said “I do” on a picture perfect late summer day, with the water set as their backdrop at a private residence in Jamestown, RI. This gorgeous summer wedding gave way to cocktails enjoyed outside on the oceans edge with beautiful blue and white ikat patterned linens. The ambiance was enhanced as dinner and dancing continued under a Sperry tent, rich with lush textures and romantic creams and blushes. The linens on the tables were breathtaking rosettes that mirrored the bottom of the bride’s gown. Guests could take a break from dancing and enjoy a drink and conversation on one of the velvet couches surrounding the dance floor. No detail was left unturned at this romance filled wedding, some of the top details were the perfect shade of purple bed of hydrangeas that the guest cards were placed on, patterned flip flops for the guests tired dancing feet, crystal chandelier hanging from the tent top and the most beautiful flowers from the bouquets to the centerpieces designed by Hana Floral Design. One of our favorite parts of this show-stopping wedding was the stunning sunset that painted the sky pink, the perfect gift for the newlyweds to enjoy on their wedding night! Leila Brewster captured the beauty of this wedding perfectly!

VENDOR CREDITS

Photographer: Leila Brewster  |  Event Coordination/Design: True Event  | Tent Decor & Lighting: Ryan Designs  | Reception Location: Private residence Jamestown, Rhode Island  |  Caterer:  Blackstone Caterers  | Tent Rental:  Sperry Tents  | Linen Rental:  La Tavola  |  Rentals: Rentals Unlimited  |  Florist Design: Hana Floral Design  |  Hair Stylist:  LaLaLuxe   |  Makeup: Jennie Fresa  |  Invitations: Ceci New York  |  Paper Products: Tie That Binds Weddings  |  Favors:  Macaroons Le Sucre  |  Music:  Heartbeat Dance Band   |  Officiant:  Cindy Zito  |  Videographer:  Vantage Point Films  | Transportation:  Rockstar Limo  |  Rehearsal Dinner Location:   41 North

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Tie That Binds on Style Me Pretty : Massachusetts!

So excited to be mentioned in this Style Me Pretty wedding feature planned by True Event! Shot by the super-talented Julia Jane Studios, the whole day was just gorgeous!

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It was SO fun creating Lauren’s watercolor programs, table numbers, and escort card with custom board. Of course, True event delivered a truly swoon-worthy style as always!
Photography: Julia jane Studios | Videographer: Hart Pictures | Floral Design: BLUSH Floral Design | Reception Venue: Connecticut River Museum | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Gourmet Galley | Cake : Ana Parzych Cakes | Ceremony Music : Juhasz Music | Del’s Lemonade: Del’s Lemonade | Hair : Mia Moore | Lighting : Ryan Designs | Linens : La Tavola | Makeup: Kai Pitchard | Music: Jerry Kravat New York | Paper: Tie that Binds Wedding | Port O Potty : Country Portables | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited | Tent: Sperry Tent | Trolley : Jolly Red Trolley | Wedding Planner : True Event

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Tie That Binds on Style Me Pretty Living!

We’re SO EXCITED to be featured on Style Me Pretty Living today! Along with some of the best vendors in the industry, we helped with a few signage details for Jennie Fresa‘s Blow Dry Party. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: it doesn’t get classier than a party planned by True Event! How lucky are we to work with a group of such talented vendors?!

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And watch this classy video of the event here, shot by Caddywhompus Productions!

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Be sure to check out all of the amazing vendors involved, they are all world-class artists. And if you don’t mind, please visit Style Me Pretty Living and leave a comment on the feature!

Signage: Tie That Binds
Event Planning: True Event
Photography: Leila Brewster
Makeup & Hair Styling: Jennie Fresa
Flowers: Hana Floral Design
Vintage Furniture Rentals: Sassafras Vintage
Video: Caddywhompus Productions
Light: Ryan Designs
Rentals: Rentals Unlimited and Liberty Rentals
Music: Jarrell Entertainment, Elan Artists
Catering: Gourmet Galley

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Portland, Oregon Urban Loft Style Wedding

When we made the move to Portland, Oregon, we were SO excited that would mean more face-to-face time with our brides. I knew Brianna’s wedding was going to be amazing when she requested letterpress on ivory with coral ink. Hello dream invites! Her fantastic sense of style paired with her incredible set of vendors (and the nicest family EVER) came together beautifully. Check out these stunning images by May Gunsul Photography!

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Invitations, table numbers, programs, favor bags, and escort cards: Tie That Binds Weddings
Photographer: May Gunsul Photography
Reception Venue: The Leftbank Annex
Flowers: AnnaMara Flowers
Cake: Le Cookie Monkey
Catering: Catering At Its Best
Ceremony: St. Rose Catholic Church
Makeup: Kathryn Hoffman Makeup
Custom Handmade Ties: Pino Portland
Transportation: Portland Trolley

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What YOU can learn from Ken & Barbie’s Wedding

I’ve been mulling over this “shoot” for 3 hours now, trying to decide if it’s something you all would find interesting. Featured on dozens of blogs including the website of Glamour Weddings, I’ve decide there is a lesson to be learned. For those of you that are haters, try to make it to the bottom!







































I have a hunch you all will be split down the middle on this. Some will love it, others will hate it. Overlooking the obvious skill of photographer Beatrice de Guigne’s attention to detail and photography, I want to focus on something a little bit deeper- the cliche wedding photo expectation of the day. I’m not the first to raise the question, and you’ll see the photog’s comments on the potential hidden “messages” of the shoot here. But the photos beg the question – while it’s absolutely reasonable to request pictures of the details of your wedding day, have our wedding photo expectations become so cut-and-dry that even Ken & Barbie can pull it off?
Imagine for a moment that you hired a photographer whose SOLE purpose of the day was to capture the feelings you experienced. No shoes, no rings, no favors, but instead the tear on your dad’s cheek, the morning hug from your brother, a guest carefully stepping over your aisle runner… What would that collection look like? For those of you whose wedding has already come and gone, what fresh perspective would you have now?
As a detail designer, I have NO intention to minimize the importance of capturing the objects and details that made your wedding a beautiful event. But when you set off to search the world of wedding photographers, don’t overlook the immense talent of those who focus on the moments of the day, rather than the items that will fade away. I know some incredible photographers who are just that, and I will share them soon. But allow me to remind you- the photo theory behind your photographer’s work is just as important as their rate, reputation, and website gallery.
What do you guys think of this shoot? Waste of time? Utter genius that makes you re-live your childhood? Please share in the comments below!

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