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Real Weddings
This Intimate Wedding in Wales Will Inspire You to Get Married in the Countryside
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown
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Dewsall Court

Callow HR2 8DA, United Kingdom

The hills of Herefordshire are home to beautiful old farms, rolling green pastures, incredible views of the Black Mountains, and the grounds of Dewsall Court. A sprawling country estate that dates back to 1644, Dewsall Court is a modern-day luxury venue that touts an orangerie conservatory, a glass-walled barn, a lake and a sweet little chapel. It’s here that today’s real wedding takes place.

Read on below to find out more about how this couple chose to host their intimate wedding at Dewsall Court in Wales, as bride and groom, Ceri and Richard give us the scoop.

Photography by Gantes Co.

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16 Photos that Prove This Wedding Trend is Not Going Anywhere Soon
The Venue Report
by The Venue Report


In the realm of all things trendy, plants have reigned supreme as the decor pièce de résistance in homes as well as at weddings and events. From party-favor-sized succulents to lush foliage tablescapes, all things green have secured their spot at the top of every party thrower’s wish list. Who’s leading the plant powered charge? Palms. They have been incorporated into all elements of design in the most creative ways, proving they’re not going anywhere soon ensuring all other flora species are green with envy.

From tropical cake toppers to palm adorned ceremony arches, even the colder seasons ahead can’t stop this movement. Forget the frost with all things warm and sunny this fall-winter or add a hint of glint with metallic painted fronds. Use this visual guide as a roadmap to inspire your next unbe-leaf-able gathering of any size, type or temperature.


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Abandoned Church Wedding
This Abandoned Arizona Church Turned Into A Wedding Venue for One Lucky Couple
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown


If you’ve ever explored Phoenix, you’re well aware of the architectural mix of old storied buildings and modern developments. Possibly no other singular structure tells the story of the mix of old and new as the The Monroe Abbey, a former Baptist church that was destroyed by a fire in the mid ‘80s and is now undergoing a transformation to keep its early 20th century exterior intact while cleaning up the inside to hopefully host open-air events inside the roofless shell.

Prior to the restoration kicking off at Monroe Street Abbey, a lucky couple was able to plan a wedding inside the crusty, crumbly old building that dates back to 1929. A gathering of local bar and restaurant pros, their wedding was one full of celebration and simple design in not-so-simple spaces.
We recently reached out to photographer, née storyteller, Jamie Allio for the 411 on this wedding. Because really, why get married in a church when you can get married in church ruins?

Words + Photography by Jamie Allio


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1700's Mexican Jungle Hacienda
A Magical Time Worn Ceremony in Mexico at Hacienda Uayamon
Jake Kilroy
by Jake Kilroy
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Hacienda Uayamon

Hacienda Uayamon, Campeche, Mexico

In your heart, no matter the life around you, there keeps a passionate hope to be swept into an epic romance — a daring affair of the old world, all candlelit and serene. Well, as luck would have it, the folks at Hacienda Uayamon cordially invite you to wholeheartedly disappear from the modern age by escaping to their timeless oasis on the Yucatán Peninsula.

At this breezy daydream of artisan revival, the walls keep their centuries-old history and guests instantaneously abandon all stress. Deep, rich colors adorn everything from flooring to furniture, in contrast to the mystical ruins that weave throughout, while an enchanting jungle landscape surrounds and practically pours in through the open doors and windows. It’s as much an escape for young spirited newlyweds as it is a Hemingway type in search of novel inspiration.

So, with us beyond intrigued, we sat down with event planner Mahla Pourshamsa of The Eventeur Inc., to talk about this stunning photoshoot she planned with The Love Studio who shot this magnificent Mexican idyll.


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Winery / Vineyard
Eberbach Monastery, A Historic Time Worn Venue in Germany
Jordan Willner
by Jordan Willner

They say that marriage is a journey, so what better way to start off this fabulous adventure of matrimony than by getting a bit bold when choosing your venue? We’re thinking of a place that’s big, beautiful, historic, filled with art, and rich in culture. The spot we’re talking about is Kloster Eberbach a stunning Romanesque and Gothic abbey found in the heart of Hesse, Germany. This stunning spot has been in existence since the 1100’s and is considered today to be one of the largest and most impressive monastic sites in Germany!


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