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!
There is endless inspiration to be found on the internet. I am always coming across images of beautiful weddings held in a tropical paradise, surrounded by greenery and sunshine and I can’t help but feel a little envious that England doesn’t look exactly like that, especially the sunshine part!
However if today’s inspiration is anything to go by, you can just about turn anywhere into a lush garden setting, even a car park in downtown Las Vegas, all it takes is a little bit of imagination, the right man power and boom, you’re suddenly in a bohemian urban garden.
I LOVE THIS WEDDING SO MUCH you guys! It’s filled to the brim with colour, popcorn, games and plenty of sweets! (winning combination!) Jennifer and Amanda wanted a day that was just as fun for their guests as themselves and they sure did pull it off! Not to mention their ceremony was beautifully set amongst it all in true carnival themed fashion…
Kymberlie & Kristen put all their crafting skills to work, to create a beautiful modern vintage wedding. The event was held in the unique gardens of Mymoon in Brooklyn. “This couple have the sweetest engagement story ever! Began photographer, Natalie. “They went on holiday to Italy and at one picturesque moment, Kristen pulled out a ring and ask Kym to marry her. A stunned Kym smiled, pulled out a ring and asked Kristen to marry her! Great minds absolutely think alike and these two are the perfect peas in a pod.”