CATEGORY: Real Weddings

This Sunny Seaside Wedding Was A Foodie Heaven
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27153
VENUE:
Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
LOCATION:
Watsons Bay, New South Wales
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Seaside Wedding
Breezy Romance
Watsons Bay
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



Sydney’s Harbour is a cool combination of city action, beautiful boats, gorgeous sunsets and stunning views of the Pacific. In the quiet and quaint section of Watsons Bay sits a lovely boutique hotel that serves as a getaway to tourists and residents alike. With views of the harbor and a big park just next door, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is a breezy, charming location fit for a fabulous wedding fete.

Photographer Russell Stafford recently captured a wedding for adorable couple Jason + Kristie Lee, who opted to use the lush Robertson Park next door to Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel for their wedding ceremony spot, and hosted their reception at the hotel’s modern party space. For those interested in a similar affair, the hotel is currently offering some sweet discounts on winter weddings, not the least of which includes a complimentary night’s stay, antipasto experience station, value savings and limited time special upgrade offer! Head on over to their site for deets and here’s a little info from the wedding planning crew over at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel.

Photography by Russell Stafford + Words by Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel


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This Bride & Groom's Wedding Backdrop Is The Coolest Thing We've Ever Seen
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27171
VENUE:
Luce Loft
LOCATION:
San Diego, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Real Wedding
Warehouse Eclectic
Luce Loft
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

If one thing is certain, you know your love is strong when your S.O. encourages you to pursue your dreams across the country and fights to keep the love alive throughout your long distance relationship. That's just one small portion of Mike and Bernadette's love story that was founded in San Diego. After a year of Bernadette living in the hustle and bustle of New York City, Mike decided that he simply could not live with out her for one second longer and hopped on a plane to pop the big question in front of the iconic 1922 Jane's Carousel with the Brooklyn Bridge Park & Manhattan skyline in view.

Fast forward to the wedding where the couple decided on San Diego's Luce Loft for their west coast reunion and we caught up with them shortly after to get the deets on their happily ever after. Seriously, when the creative couple behind local San Diego brand, Tethermade, throws a party, you know it's going to be a visual masterpiece! We'll let the photos do the talking...

Photography: Stacy Keck

 

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See the Gorgeous Event That Brought 75 Wedding Professionals to RT Lodge
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27094
VENUE:
RT Lodge
LOCATION:
Maryville, Tennessee
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Industry Gathering
Woodsy Comfort
Southern Lodge
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy



Beautifully hidden away in a forest on an historic college campus, RT Lodge makes you feel like you’re staying at an upper class friend’s vacation home. There are acoustic guitars to play around the fire, where you’ll also find a s’mores station. There’s badminton, corn hole, croquet, and volleyball to be played. It’s basically your own personal estate while you’re there.

So it’s no wonder that dozens of wedding professionals descended upon this secluded sanctuary in Maryville, Tennessee. It was quite the picturesque event to behold. We simply had to know more, so we chatted with Katherine Stinnett, RT Lodge’s Group Sales and Marketing Manager.

Photography by Natalie Watson 

 

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Get A Look At This Old Llama Farm That’s Now A Wedding Venue
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27095
VENUE:
Walnut Hill Farm
LOCATION:
Dalton, Georgia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Farm Wedding
Simple Elegance
Dalton, Georgia
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown



Pastures couldn’t be much greener than those at this old llama farm in Dalton, Georgia. With sprawling lawns, rose gardens, vineyards, mountain views, orchards, and a gorgeous stone fireplace to cozy up to outside, it’s easy to take the grounds at Walnut Hill Farm and make them home base for an awesome indoor/outdoor fete. And that’s just what this cute couple decided to do.

With a ceremony on the perfectly manicured lawns, guests were able to soak up that good southern sky as the pair exchanged wedding vows. Taking advantage of the property’s modern, bright barn as a reception spot, the night lit up with family love, unforgettable speeches, and plenty of dancing to boot. Heath of Jac & Heath Photography captured these gorgeous shots while his usual counterpart, Jac, played bridesmaid. We had a little chat with him to get the low down on the behind-the-scenes below.

Words and photography by Heath Bennett of Jac & Heath Photography

 

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If You Want to Have a Gorgeous Wedding in Antigua, Book the Local Ruins
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 27070
VENUE:
Old Ruins
LOCATION:
Antigua
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Destination Wedding
Vintage Made New
Antigua
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy



There’s a good chance ruins aren’t on your list of dream venues—they’re certainly unconventional—but this wedding will absolutely change your mind. A spirit of class and romance still bounces through these well-kept Antiguan ruins, and lovebirds Adriana and Cesar made sure to fill them with their most fun loved ones for such a joyous celebration. Architecture like this—a stunning masterwork of stone, iron, wood, and brick—holds a timeless beauty for events. Each courtyard and corridor, surrounded by plants or water, presents a remarkable palette of rich, dark colors. Thus, between the oil paintings and full-body statues draped over rock walls, the wedding begins to take on a fable-like quality.

The ceremony itself took place in a hall that looked like a movie set cathedral for a period epic, and the reception seems to have been the party of the year. The wedding’s photo album probably looks like half history book and half fairy tale when put together. To find out more details about such a magical affair, we had a little Q&A with the wedding’s photographer, A Fist Full of Bolts.

Words and Photography by A Fist Full of Bolts

 

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