I’m not quite sure why, but every time I start writing a Monthly Round-Up post, I feel compelled to start with an ode to that month, sometimes even a haiku. Thankfully, I refrain and save you dear readers from the pain of my awful poetry and instead, just present you with the pretty pictures and sweet details that make our hearts go pitter-patter.
This time around, we have Emily, Marissa and Sierra here with their highlights from the past month’s Real Weddings.
FAVORITE WEDDING DRESS: Lacy and feminine details were on our minds this month. Emily was immediately taken with Turner’s lacy Monique Lhuillier dress. Always a fan of classic details, Marissa chose Suzanne’s sweetheart-necked and bejeweled gown. Sierra was wowed by Holly’s delicate lace gown.
FAVORITE BRIDESMAID DRESS: Holly + Chase’s wedding made an impression with Sierra. She loved Holly’s dress and the bridemaids’ ivory frocks. Marissa, on the other hand, was head over heels for Turner’s ‘maids’ ruffle-sleeved navy dresses. With a shot of pink, Shelley’s pink bridesmaids rose to the top of Emily’s highlights.
FAVORITE FEMALE ACCESSORY: The timeless cut and setting of Elise + Matt’s wedding bands was Sierra’s favorite accessory. Marissa and Emily, however, were all about bows and shoes, choosing Shelley’s pink Kate Spade pumps and Turner’s Nina heels, respectively.
FAVORITE MENSWEAR: For Emily, it was Chase’s smart grey suit and black bow tie that sealed the deal. For Marissa, it was Matt’s formal black tux. For Sierra, nothing was better than Southern men in khaki suits like Chad’s groomsmen.
FAVORITE DETAIL: We love a good ole tradition ’round these parts. That must be why Emily thought the family wedding bells at Alex + Paul’s wedding was sweet and joyous! Marissa thought Shelley’s monogrammed and flower-adorned tote bag was too adorable and Sierra was smitten with Alli + Chad’s sweet reception tables under the trees.
FAVORITE CEREMONY: We love seeing couples say their vows in places of meaning. Marissa (and all of us for that matter), marveled at the beautiful chapel Suzanne + Sean were married in. Emily was a fan of Alli + Chad’s custom made altar set-up and Sierra thought Turner + Forrest’s church ceremony was oh so sweet.
FAVORITE BOUQUET: Cotton mixed with beautiful white blooms? Of course this arrangement from Turner + Forrest’s wedding caught Sierra’s attention. Emily loved the big pink flowers that filled Shelley’s bouquet, while Marissa was taken with the “blush and bashful” bouquet that Britt carried down the aisle — lace ribbon is a bonus, no doubt.
FAVORITE SWEET: We can never go through a Monthly Round-Up without bringing some attention of our favorite sweets. Elise + Matt’s Krispy Kreme favors was a winner in Emily’s book. It was Shelley + Greg’s bow-adorned white cake that took Sierra’s heart, though, and Suzanne + Sean’s navy patterned cake for Marissa.
FAVORITE PHOTO: And now for one of my favorite categories! The image of Holly and her ‘maids snug in bed together reminded Emily of her sisters. Marissa loved the image of Turner and her attendants and family praying before the ceremony. Sierra put the cherry on top with an adorable photo from Alli + Chad’s wedding.
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What do you think of these highlights from January’s Real Weddings? What details did you love?
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