ULTIMATE NO-FUSS WEDDING IN A JAPANESE FRIENDSHIP GARDEN

Julianna and Thaddaeus became husband and wife, surrounded by just their closest family and friends, at the beautiful Japanese Friendship Garden in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. It was enriched in cultural tradition and meaningful touches. Upon arrival guests could say a prayer over the bride and groom’s wedding rings. The couple’s unique guest book was a set of stones for guests to sign, as historically, stones are used as metaphors for strength, permanence, stability, and refuge- all characteristics we desire to emulate in our marriage. Once the ceremony began, couple exchanged vows and rings, as well as a hand fasting ceremony in honor of Julianna’s Irish heritage. To incorporate Thaddaeus’s French culture, he participated in a sabrage, which is basically cutting the end of a champagne bottle off WITH A SWORD. No, I’m not joking, but it sounds awesome!

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A CHARMING COLORFUL DIY WEDDING THATS FULL OF THAT MEXICAN FLAIR

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If you are as obsessed with Mexico and its culture as we are, then you might also be thinking of weaving a little Mexican flair into your wedding day? Is that you? Well, today’s wedding is going to be right up your ‘calle’ (street). Claudia & Jason’s DIY Spanish inspired celebration features the most amazing colorful ceremony altar, which also served as their reception backdrop and the bride, keen to share her Mexican heritage had her mum fly in her statement shawl and belt along with many other cultural items for the day. Check it out!

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AND THE BRIDE WORE… A TOTALLY SWOON-WORTHY WATERCOLOUR WEDDING DRESS

Wedding photos for Rory and Kristina at a private residence in SW Portland, Oregon.

Today I am so excited to share this Greek wedding with an alternative twist! I love the idea of getting married in a coloured wedding dress, which is just one of the reasons, I can’t wait for you to see this wedding. This bride went bold! You are going to love it!

Oh and I forgot to mention Kristina and Rory planned this amazing wedding in just 4 months!

Wedding photos for Rory and Kristina at a private residence in SW Portland, Oregon. Wedding photos for Rory and Kristina at a private residence in SW Portland, Oregon.

Wedding photos for Rory and Kristina at a private residence in SW Portland, Oregon. Wedding photos for Rory and Kristina at a private residence in SW Portland, Oregon. Wedding photos for Rory and Kristina at a private residence in SW Portland, Oregon.

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